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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 31, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta AtJGUST NUMBER 222 TAKE IN ERICANS MAKING ADVANCE TING IN FLANDERS Allied and Czech Forces Have Pushed Bade Bolsheviki for Fifteen ARE CLEARING THEM OUT OF SIBERIA AT A RAPID RATE he s Entente allied and CzechoftLpvaks have attacked the Bolsheviki Red Guard on the Ussuri River front and have driven the enemy back for a distance of 15 Prison wjre taken and booty was captured by the allied military fcomaTOnlcatlon Issued by the authorl ties 8 been It August 26 and s the Askatoad re agafn have won big Vl Near Aierv our troops have In flicted severe losses on the who lost more than 2000 A dis organized remnant of the defeated counterrevolutionary band retired upon After capturing the town of Te jond on this our met with no further Headquar ters expects the capture of Askabad which would mean the end of the counterrevolutionary Fighting continues in the Kazan where the enemy is trying to recapture lost positions in the Bolsheviki Defeated The Daily Mails telegraphing Thursday regarding the in says the Bolshe viki forces were defeated in a three day battle along the Ussurl losing 400 men The correspond on t adds that the Bolsheviki troops are fleeing toward Khaboravsk and that the Japanesce have occupied Iman midway between Nikolai and Kharor Whole Battlefront a Vast Panorama of ShellFire With tho American Army in tween the Aisne and far southeastward along the line of the Vesle battlefield is one vast panorama of Here at the moment the Germans are offer ing the most desperate since the Issue in this sector has a greater strategic bearing than any where else along the whole With General Mangins men already across the Ailette on either side of the village of the enemys hold on CoucyLe Chateau is threat highly important to the Germans as a Distrib uting center of troops falling back ifrom Noyon and those fighting stout ly on the left batik of the From the crest of the plateau north of Soissons shells can be seen burst ing like1 surf against the German American troops in the cen ter are still fighting to clear the dif ficult entanglement of ravines before There has been no close fight Ing in these valleys as A philosophic wounded prisoner encountered today in the road near the He they told me that the Americans murdered their When asked if he had believed that he answered One does not make a great nation out of men like 4 NO PAPER MONDAY Monday being Labor there will be no issue of the War news willbe bul FRED HEWITT KILLEDIN Receives Sad Information Brothers at the Still unotiier Lethbridge soldier has in battle in the terrific struggle taking the west front whicli is ringing the death knell of the The wires this morning carried to Agnes 1H9 15tli the sad Intelligence that her Fred had been killed iu action on This was evidently at the time when the Canadians as troops were thrown in to breach the German lines in front of and though many Canadian homes have been saddened by losses in that battle the relatives of the fallen know that Canada supremely proud of the result of that Hewitt enlisted early in the war with a Southern Alberta mount ed reflmant to which Lethbridge tent a laija Prior to enlisting he was employed as shipping clerk at Plunkett fruit wholesalers Besides wife he leaves to mourn him three little girls T and Hewitt jj at present at the sad news was conveyed to her by telephone Hewitt Is one of four brothers who enlisted from Lethbridge for ac Uve Want German to Make Ap peal to Allies to Stop Raids important meeting of representatives from all Rhine towns began yesterday at The conference was catted to discuss means of protection against the allied air It was decided to appeal to German headquarters to come to some arrange ment for both sides to from air attacks upon open The question of air if the appeal was also as were measures for the repair of prop erty damaged and the payment of In demnities to the families of persons killed or Meanwhile insur ance rates have increased 38 par cent in Rhine it Is CASUALTIES KILLED IN ACTION DIED Of WOUNDS Mark WOUNDED Andrew Beaver Beaver With the Americans on tfce Lor raine bombing machines this morning attacked railway yards and buildings at Con Several direct bursts were observed And enemy pursuit planes followed the invading Americans back to their lines but did not attack At noon American airmen dropped bombs on the railway yards at ton scoring several direct Late in the again was raided but poor visibility made it difficult to whether the bombing was craft gunt were active ftgstnst the can in tbete All of our machines returnjad TELLS OLD STORY OFSECRET1REAJY BoyEd Tells German People Treaty With Britain Brought Into War With the American Army in Press was a secret treaty between Great Britain and the United States that caused Americas entry into the according to Captain Karl former German naval attache at whose book on the sub ject has been published in cording to a prisoner taken of The prisoner told his cap tors that Captain BoyEds book told the story of his investigations in the United States and that it explain ed clearly that had it not been for a secret alliance America certainly never have entered the prisoner expressed belief in the story adding that it was accepted as true by this countrymen ARMY AS Thieves Make Hay While the Policemen Strike in Lon don Robbing MOST OF POLICE FORCEIS NOW OUT BIGfPARADE HELD A BAD FIRE IN BRITISH HONDURAS r News reached here today of a disastrous fire at capital of British Hon duras on August In which the governor of the Hart Hen seriously The fire starlet fh the post office and through the little destroying the court telegraph barracks and other government build ings and several The loss la estimated at T IIS SHE troops brigaded with the British and French forces are being withdrawn as rapidly as possible to Join Jhe first American field army under General Genefal March said in his weekly conference with mem bers of the senate military The chief of staff threw no light on the part Americans are playing in the present but the impres sion was given that the program of concentrating the army for action un der General Pershing was going for ward Shipments of De Havlland which were temporarily held up on the order of Secretary of War so ecrtaln changes could be made in General March were ro Bumed this 18 strike of members of tps London police force has beawf according an announcement evening by the Exchange Tele graph Considerable marked the first night passed by Lond6n without police pro tectioa Diirlng tiie earlier hours of the morningthere nfere some harm later on became and found e number of of jew ellers shops and other places bus broken and considerable prop erty j This particularly true in such centres as the Aldgate and other busy streets which are usually so well guarded that shopkeepers leave their goods on view during the Some of places wore en tirely jwlthojit civiliaui police protec tion during last There were a few military police about but they Ue vOted their attention entirely to their own and even it they had would hot have beenable to cope with the who generallj work ed in Strike Spreads strike of London policemen spread virtually throughout the night and today a ma jority of the constables had joined in the The city of London police Joined the Metro politan forces last night and only a few members of the night i on duty at six ap peared on the London is customarily the most thoroughly and efficiently policed of all the great cities of the but one might walk for miles today with out the sight of the familiar helmet Comparatively This month 1917 AT LONG SAOLT author ity isgiven tbe Aluminum company of America to construct its projected submerged dam at the Long Saulte by 15 it will tie too late to do any practical work before ice conditions render progress IhU winter impossible the will of that tbe company will be deprived facilities to produce the HW of six million or more Of aluminum for munitions other Tula practic al ultimatum the Inland Wa ter joint commission last evening at the conclusion of a protracted ses slot during the arguments tra versed every possible area ofMil highly ease i few special constables responded to the call to take the polioflinens place and as i consequence the city is prac tlpally That London is of the most orderly of cities is proved by the absence the police men from their 7 Held a Parade Following a meeting in the opeu air at Tower at which their grievances were three thousand strikers in plain clothes paraded the At the reeling it was decided that the execi tives of the policemens union should renew their request today of the police commissioner for permanent increas es in Secretary Carmichael of the London Trades and other labor leaders assured the strik ers that organized labor is In sym pathy with Carmichaol de clared that workmen stood ready to make Monday a general holiday as an expression of It vfVk proposed at the meeting that the of the union go to Whitehall today and demand to see Prenfier It also was resolved at the meeting that the po lice remain on duty at all government works In it was of the that the public appears gen erally to be in sympathy with the Who it recognizes always have been underpaid and thatwages have not been during the war with those of other an 40 selective logging operations where only the highest prade of tim beris besides absorbing the spruce product of numbers of other and supplying the logs for sawing at a large number of coast the Imperial Munitions Boards department of aeronautical under Major Austin has now caught its stride so that the present monthly shipirtents aero plane spruce eastbound over only one Canadian railway are more than double the entire British spruce out put from August 19X4 to January This has been achieved by the coor dination of logging and saw mill The organization work started in November Aeroplane needs had fcut recently demonstrated the adap tability of sitka Little was known of the areas containing long grained Large sums of in cruising the Queen Charlotte Islands and the mainland coast forests and with the cooperation of the logging and lum bering interests the valuable supply was located on tne where little logging had ever been Thus a huge new indus try 500 miles from Vancouver and 200 miles from Prince Rupert had to be To provide special equipment would have taken months but with the cooperation of the log glng Interests the oper ations on nonessential timbers ceas ed plants were transported to the spruce Today practically known1areas of suit able spruce are being logged and as cruisers reports indicate new the tractors are Have Wireless The headquarters on the islands superintending the various camps are in touch with the outside world by Several existing sawmills on the islands were turned on spruce exclusively and this sawing capacity is being Logs are also being towed to the mainland mills working exclusively on at Prince In addition to this practically every mill on tide water so situated tuat Us facilities could be used is producing aeroplane spruce for the The pulp and paper mills are also large producers of aeroplane One of the ser lous problems solved was tho trans portation of equipment and sup plies to the Islands and other out of tho way and providing for tho towing of the tim For this a largo fleet of bargos and scows has been In addition to spruce ninetythree contracts for fir suitable for aeroplanes havo buen British to Retire From Strong Line in New Peronne Have vanced Beyond Mont Mile From With the British Forces in Aug iated successes on the Lys salient sector of the battlefront have caused the Germans to start a retreat from the neighorhood of Kemmel to opposite The withdrawal is progressing With the Marshal Hatyf men today are attacking hear Wood between Bapaume the River Somme which position held by the won yesterday thir American northwest of La Liberte a fineview along the Chemtn The can the tower the famous stronghold aouthweSt of which the scsne of terrific fighting German offensive in late in has been captured by the according to the Mount a mile and a half south of Peronne has been taken by Field Marshal Halgs The British which captured Mont Quentin are now moving in the direction of about two miles north east of The French troops small advance on the Ailette River and in that neighborhood occupying the southern outskirts of the SOD yards southwest of Coucy Le In the Lys salient the hold La Couture and Les Trem and are west of Doulieuat and Notte Field Marshal Halgs forces also have progressed a mile and a half east of British have taken Montedetille and Kemmel CAR on tjie and Boston street serves twentytwo towns near was completely tied up early today by a Thousands of in plants on government con were unable to report for official thonlaw courier honud for Francohas arrived states that the Germans aresuppressing the HsthonV an national Meaner culture Newspaper are and schools are or being must is Fpod Ing has been instituted and the bty ration been tlxetj at a cjuarter gf a kilogram daily and the meat at n quarter of a kilogram The stated that German op pression was strengthening tjje na tioual spirit and increasing the sive DRIVEN FROM POSITIONS German troops have been driven from their positions east of on the Somme northwest of and the British advance in is continuing according to the official statement Issued at the War Office TAKE STRONG POINT the south of the Lys salient the Brit ish have occupied the village of northeast The Britishalso have captured a strong point known aa the Servins Farm and the village of north of the Arras Cambrai Road and southeast of NEW CAPTURE have entered the village of bran south of on the north side of the ac cording to the official statement Issued at the war office ARTILLERY ACTIVE artillery fire north of between the Ailette and the Aisne Rivers is reported in the official statement issued at the war office of the statemen reads During the night there was hetivy artillery fighting in the reg ion of the Canal Du north of Noyon and between the Ailette and the Aisne German raids in the Champagne were CANADIAN the village of Bullecourt and Hende court been the scene of suc cessful work by Canadian according to the official report of the British war Enemy Resistance of the battle rela enemy increas ed yftsjeVday pn Ue was to arrest tlw gress oj the At the northern Home and Oenera Byng gained Important ior OP UkiuK most solid uosHJon Jn Last nights British official state ment admitted that the British troops had been forced to fall back to tbe western outskirts of General Mitngiu attacked the south ern end of the The regipn in he fljilitlng forms au elbow where the line running from Dunkirk lo Noyon meets a right angles across France to This hinge position is exceptionally strong since it is based north of Sois sons on a high plateau overlooking the valley of the to the south and the Ailette to the There are wooded ranges of hills In this Gobaln country which dominate Laoii and a serious defeat here would ob lige the enemy to make a precipitato retreat and force him to abandon not only the line of the but the three lines formed by the the CheminDesDames and the General in has thrown in the best divisions he can These ace Alpine regi Prussian Guards and picked Bavarian and Saxon Americans With Them Geneiifi Mangin lias in his command some of the finest American division together with elite French and Col onial lighting during tho last fortyeight hours has equalled in ferocity anything as yet ssn during the Had to Give Way Neverthcless the enemy had way and the FrancoAmerican forces have won half the plateau between Solsaons and the ATTEMPT ON LENINES LIFE at hava been made on the life of the Bolshevik premier at according to a Russian wireless envisage received here from the Russian capital under date of August was DENIES SOCIALISTIC CONFERENCE the Swedish Socialist disured its of an International Socialist at accordius B Exchange Telearaph He according to the may be that some OermaiK and Swiss Socialists are but the meeting is of no He declares hat be na Wlk as yet of n real internaHoBiU f S ;