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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 31, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta f VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, ALBER TmSATURDAY, ACGUST 'M, 1918 NX-MBER 222 TAKEN LAWLESSNESS IN LONDON-AMERICANS MAKING ADVANCE GERMANS RETREilTING IN FLANDERS DRIVE B BOLSHEVIK N lERIA Allied and Czech Forces Have Pushed Baclc Bolshevik! for : Fifteen Miles. Whole Battlefront a Vast|> Panorama of Sliell-Fire ARE CLEARING THEM OUT OF SIBERIA AT A RAPID RATE Vladivostok, Monday, Auj. 26. - (Aatoclated Press).-Entente � Hied forces and Czecho-SJpvaks have attacked the Bolshevik! Red Guard on the Ussurl River front and have driven the enemy back for a distance of 15 miles. Prisoners were taken and booty was captijrejl; by the allied forces. Arastei'dain,' Aug. 31.-A military fcommjunlcatlon i^Bued by the authorl ties "Th';'M08C0W':haB" been receivojl ,lierc. ItJsdato*August 26 and says: V "itr-'j^OTlteitan;-In the Askatoad te-glon,':wo again have H-on a big ^rlc� tovy., Near Merv our troops have In , fliclod severe losses on the enemy who lost more than 2000 men. A disorganized remnant of the defeated coimter-revolutlonary band retired upon Askabad. "After capturing the town of Te jend on this front our troops met with no further resistance. Headquar ters expects the capture of Askabad .today, which would mean the end of the counter-revolutionary movement. "li'ighting continues 'in the Kazan district, where the enemy is trying to recapture lost positions iu the mountains."  ' Bolsheviki Defeated LondSh, Aug. 30.-The Dally Mail's Harbin, Manchuria, correspondent, telegraphing Thursday regarding the situation in Siberia, says the Bolsheviki forces were defeated in a three day battle along the Ussuri River, losing 400 men killed. The correspondent, adds that the Bolsheviki troops are fleeing toward Khaboravsk � and that the Japancsco hifve occupied Iman midway between Nikolai and Kharor-avak. �yviih thu American Army in France, Aug. 31.-(By'Reuter's).-Between the Ailette aua'the Aisne and far to/the southeastward along the line of the Vesle thev battlefield is one vast panorama of fire. Hero at the moment the Germans are offering the most desperate resistance, since the issue in this sector has a greater strategic bearing than any where else along the whole front. With General Mangin's men already across the Ailette on either side of the village of Champs, the enemy's hold on Coucy-Le Chateau is threatened. Coucy-I,i&.Xhal�au- -is--highly important to the Germans as a distributing center of troops (ailing back from Noyon and those figliting stoutly on the left bank of the Ailetto. From the crest of the plateau north of Solssons shells can he seen bursting like surl! against the German linos. American troops in the center are atill fighting to clear the difficult entanglement of ravines before them. There has been no close fighting in these valleys as yet. A philosophic ^wounded prisoner was" encountered today in the road near the battlefield. He said, "tliey told me that the Americans murdered their prisoners." When 'asked if he had believed that charge, he answered: "One does not make a great nation out of men like that." Thieves Make Hay While the Policemen Strike in London Robbing Stores. �: ? �: : ? * ? ? : : ? > ? > : NO PAPER IVIONDAV Mond^ij- being Labor Day, there will bo no Issue of the Herald. War news wlUbe bulletined. ? ? * ? � ?  ? ! ? ? : "> ? * Want German Govt, to Make Ap' peal to Allies to Stop Raids PTE. FRED HEWin KILLED IN ACIN >Vjfe Receives Sad Information -Three Rrothers at the -Front. Geneva, Aug. 31.-T-An. important meeting of representatives from all Rhine towns began yesterday at Saarbrucken. The conference was called to discuss means of protection against the allied air raids. It was decided to appeal to German headquarters to come to some aN;ange ment for both sides to ab.stain from air attacks upon open towns,' The question of afr defenses, it the appeal tails, was also discussed, as were measures for the repair of property damaged and the payment of in demnlties to the families of persona killed or injured. Meanwhile insurance rates have increased,38 per cent in Rhine towns, it la announced. S. ALTA. CASUALTIES KILLED IN ACTION, Lance-Corp, Provost, Brocket.,, A. H. Bailey, Claresholm. DIED OP \y0UND8 Pte. Mark Harrfaon, Blairmors. WOUNDED . Andrew Straiten, Taber. A. Carter, Beavar Mines. H. Leslie, Beaver Mines, TELLS OLD STORY OFSECRETTREATy Boy-Ed Tells German People Secret Treaty Vfitb Britain Brought U.S. into War Witli the American Army" in France, Aug. 31.-(Associated Press) -It was a secret treaty between Great Britain and the United States tliat caused America's entry into the war, according to Captain Karl Boy-Ed, former German . naval attache at Washington, whose book on the sub' ject has been published in Berlin, .according to a prisoner taken north, of Solssons. The prisoner told his cap tors that Captain Boy-Ed's book told the story of his 'investigation's" in the United States and that it explain ed clearly that had it not been for t secret alliance America certainly would, never have entered the war. ^ The prisoner expressed belief in tlie "story adding that it was accepted as. true by this countrymen generally,' A BAD FIRE IN BRITISH HONDURAS i Tampa. fl-^Iorida. Auc;. ;U. - News reached liere today of a disaslroua fire at Belize, capital of Hrltish Honduras on August 17, in which the governor of the colony, W. Hart l!en-nGtt,w^ seriously injurud. Tho tiro starteiV in tho post ottico .ind swept through the little city, destroying the court house, libi-ary, telegraph offico, barracks and other government buildings and several stores. The loss is estimated at $400,000. MOST OF POLICE FORCE IS NOW OUT; BIG:PARADE HELD -r~.-' IS SETTLED. London, Auji 31,-The strike of , members of ttie London police force hat be�Kife settled, according to,, an announcement made, this evening by the Exch.inge Tele-9r�ph Company. S SIRONGiLOl HUNS IN FUN0E1IS TAKEN; D SPRUCE PRODUCT! FORARPLANESKAS CAUGHT ITS STRIDE British are^ Forcing Gerrnians to Retire From Strong Line irii 3ilm three little girls a�^d?0, T^and 5. Mrs, Hewitt \ii at present at Kimball, and the sad news was conveyed to her by tolephoiie tod^y, Pte. Hewitt Is oqe of four hrothers who enliated from Xethbridge for ac tjve ssrvlce. ' , With the Americans, ofi tho Lorraine Front, Aug. SC.-XAssDCiated Bress).-American bombing.'machines this morning Bucceastttlly. attacked railway yards and' 'buildings' at Con-flans. Several d.lrect buvBta were observed And enemy pursuit planes followed the Invading rAmorlcatiB back to their lines but did not attadsk them. At noon American airmen dropped bombs on the railway yards at Lon guyon, scoring several direct hits. Late in the afternoon,-CdntUhi again was raided but poor vi�tb.l)it)' made it difl^loult to ascertain whether ; the b'ombing^was effeottYe, Anti-air cratt guns were active �(t{ln�t4he''Ainftrt^' can raiders in all theio.',iac(irsious. All of our maohlnesv.retui'iicd, Washington, Aug. troops 'brigaded witl> the British and French forces are being withdrawn as rapidly as possible to join ihe firpt American field army under General Pershing, Genefal March said today, in his weekly conference with tneni-IJers of the senate military committee'. The chief of staff threw no light on the part Americans are playing In the present otfpnsive, but the impression was given that the program, of concentrating the army for action unr der General Pershing was going forward satisfactorily. Shipments of De Haviland airplanea, which were temporarily held up on the order of Secretary of War Baker, so ecrtain changes could be made in thorn. General March suld, were ro-Bumcd this week. "selective" logging operations where only the highest grade of timber is utilized, bobides ab.sorbing tho spruce product of numbers of other camps, and supplying the logs tor sawing at a large number ot coast mills, the Imperial Munitions Board's department o� aeronautical supplies, under Major Austin C. Taylor, has now caught its stride so that the present monthly shipirients of aeroplane spruce eastbound over only one Canadian railway 'are more than double the entire British spruce output from August 1.914 to .January 1918. This has been achieved by the coordination of logging and \ saw mill plans. The organization work started in November I'Jl". Aeroplane needs had hut recently demonstrated the adaptability of sitka spruce, Mttle was known of the areas contaiiiins clear, long grained trees, i^argo sums ot monev_ were . .spen,l in cruising the Queen Cliai'lotte Islands and the mainland coast forests and with the co-operation of the logging and lumbering interests the most valuable supply was located on the islunda, whore little logging had over been uudertftken. Thus a liugo new Indu."!-try 500 miles from Vancouver and 200 miles from Prince Rupert had to be organized. 'To provide special equipment woiild have taken months but with the co-operation of the logging interests of the province, oper ations on non-essential timbers ce.is ed and the plants were transported to the ne.w spruce regions. Today practically ^all Jtnown'' areas ot suitable spruce are being logged and as cruisers' reports indicate new ones, the tractors are dispatched. Have Wireless The headqiiarters on the isl.inds superintending the various camps are in touch with the outside world by wireless, ^evoral existing .'iawmiUs on the islands wore turned on spruce exclusively and this sawing capacity is being augmented. Logs are also being towed to tho mainland mills working exclusivoly on �prucq> at Prlnco Kuport. In addition to this practically every mill on tide water so situated' that its facilities could bo used is producing aeroplane spruce for the dfepartment. The pulp and paper mills are also largo producers of neroplntlo lumber. One of the sor ious problems solved was tho trans portatlon of men, oquipment and sup piles to the Quoou,i Charlotte Islands and other out �of tht? way points, and providing for tho towing at tho tim-hor. icor this a largo fleet of tugs, barges atid scows has been organized, in addition to spruco ninety-throe contracts for B.C. fir suitable for aeroplanes have been let. With the "British Forces in France, Aug .31.-(Assocx iated Press)-(Noon)-British successes on the Lys salient sector of the battlefront have caused the Germans to start, a retreat from the naiohorhood of Kemmel to opposite Beth'* une. The withdrawal is progressing rapidly. With the Britlah p'orcet in France, Auj. 31.-Field Marshal Halo'f men today are attackirig hear Marrienes Wood between Bapaumc and, the River Sommo which position is Strongly held by the enemy. IN VIEW OP LAON Paris, Aug. 31.-(1.10 p.mi)-The position won yesterday by the , American forces northwest of Soissdns, La Llljerte.^Joints-out, Qi.vee^theiw  a fine-view along the Chemin Df� Dames. Tlie Americans can now aeei the tower of,the LaonCftihedrai; . . '- London, Aug. 31.-{i,id*p,m.)7t"Mount Kemmel, the famous stronghold southwealt of Ypres which wai the seine of terrific fightlngi during the German offensive In Flarjtders late In April, has been captured by the -British, according to advlcaa from the front. Mount St. Quentin, a mile and a half south of Peronne has been taken . by Field Marshal Haig's forces. / The British troops, which captured Mont St. Quentin are now moving in the direction of Bassu, about two miles north east of Peronne. The French troops made a small advance on the Ailette River and in that neighborhood occupying the southern outskirts of the wood, SOO yards southwest of Cbucy Le Chateau. In the Lys salient the British hold La Couture andi Les Trem and are west of Ooulieua't and Notte Boom. Field Marshal Haig's forces also have progressed a mile and a half east of Balilcul, British troops have taken Montedelille and Kemmel Hill. ST. CAR STRIKE ' :.; Poiton, Aug..;30.-Tralflc. on the Middleiifx and - Boston.atrJiet railway, which serves twenty-two towns ~near herri, was completely tied up early today by a strike. Thousands of ,workmen, many of tbem. emplQyed in plants engage^ on government contracts, �were unable to report for EN Stockholm,' Aug. 31,-.-Vn official V,^. thonian courier hound for Frn.nco; has' nrt;ived' here. ' iV'le, states that the Germans are- 'suppressing the lOsihonV Ian national'ilte and culture;\n:tjy.e'r.ii' way. Newspapers are cen?or�[di h^j said, and sc^iOols-'dre dosed,. t^r:,At0' belns Qermaniied,'" while. B|thoJV1^h inusig is fdrbfdd'eii, Food roq.iiist()onr Ihe has been instituted and th? ;b\'ead ration has beeii fixed, at,'a quarter ,f|....by,'t�kluK Bulltqoutts tine most spli^ .position In that, seiptov. .,, '�Last night's Britlsli offrcial state-went admitted that the British troops had been foroiBd to fall back to the western outskirts ot BUllacQurt. General Manglu attacked the southern end of the line, The regipn in which he Ih flgliting form's an elbow ^ where the line runniiifi from Diinkirlc to .Noyon meets a ''lino running at right angles across i'^raiice to Nancy, Tills "hinfeo" position is exceptionally, strong since it is based north ot Solssons on a high plateau overlooking the valley of the Aisne, to the south and the Ailetto to the nof'th. -There are wooded ranges of hills in this St. Goha'ln country which dominate Laoa and a serious defeat here would oblige the enemy to make a precipitate retreat and force liim to abandon not only the line of the Vesle, but the-throe lines formed by the Aisne, the Chemin-Des-Dames and the Ailette. General Ludondorff, in consequence, has thrown in the best divisions ho can muster. These are Alpine regiments, Prussian Guards and picked Bavarian and Saxon liuits. Americans With Them Goncru'l .Alangin lius hi' his command sonio of the (inest American division.s together with elite French "and Coi-ontnl tropps. The lighting during the last forty-eight hours has equalled in ferocity anything as yet sieu durint.^ the war. " Had to Give Way Novortholess tho enemy had to giv'> way and the Franco-American forces have won half tho plateau between Solssons and the Coucy-Lo-Chatoau. E London; Aug. 31.-^Criminal attempts have been made on the life of Lenine, the Bolsheviki premier at Moscow, according to a Russian wireless message received here from the Russian capital under date of August 30. Lenine waa wounded, v. ;OENIES SOCIALISTIC I . CONFERENCE, Lbriuou, Aug, 31.-HJalmIr Branting, the Swedish Socialist leader,, discfed-li.^ reports of an International BooiaLTst' Conference at intorlakeo. Swlt;Berinndji accardt|>g to n Copenhagen disp�te)i>ta'  riie Exchange Telegraph ComBany,'}, , He says, according to the dlsp�tob,� i,tmay be that some German, Austrii^nv and Swiss Socialists are contejrrlD)i;.' but the meeting is ol? no imppruj^ifie. He' declares that there;Uun be Qo ti^lk:, aa yet of a real InterbatlonalAWSfeV*^] < 7 74 251103?? ;