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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 3, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 1018 NUMBER 171 EXPLOSION WRECKS A TOWN IN N.Y e BARON RHONDDA IS DEAD-ACTIVITY ON WESTERN FRONT TUPS Germans in Counter-Attack i Take Back Some of the Ground Gained by British BRITISH HAVE SOME SUCCESSFUL RAIDS; FRENCH MAKE ATTACK Men and Guns in Great Numbers Now Pouring Out of U.S. to France GEmNStUN A NF London, July 3-German troops last night after heavy prepara-, tory helling, attacked and captured the greater part of the ground taken by the British in the local operation near Bouzlncourt, north of Albert on Sunday evening, the war office announces today. FRENCH ATTACK Paris, July 3.-French troops last night attacked the German positions along a front of three kilometres north of Moulin-Sous-Toutvent and Improved their positions. West of Chauteau Thierry on the Marne front, a German counter attack In the region of Vaux v�as checked by the French fire. Other German attempts to advance north of Moncel and in Upper Alsace were without result. In the attack on the Moulin-Sous-Toutvent front the French troops penetrated the German positions to a depth" of 800 metres, So far the number of Germans taken prisoner in this operation has ' reac^ierf i!20. ' 8UCCE88FU1. RAIDS. Londjbh, July 3.-Several raids were carried put by the British in the neighborhood of Boyelies, Moyenvllle and Merrls, In which prisoners were taken. Red Cross on Italian Front �London, July 3.- (By Ueuter's Ottawa Agency.)-Britisli Red Cross ambulance men did splentUa work during the recent Austrian offonslvo and they gained high praise from the Italian military authorities, according to reports received here from Rome. Their help wns increased by the moral support given the Italians. On the plain, west of the Plavo, British ambulances often were In hotly contested sectors. One regimental medical post they served was within eoveral Imndrod yards of the firing line. . The British won the admiration of the (talians for their work among the forest tree's and iflnes which wore in full, leaf and through which it was impossible to see more than a very short distance. Nine-tenths of the wounded in certain sections were carried to the rear by the British. When the Aus-trlnns retreated acliiss the river at 'Ponto De Piave British ambulances worked up to the river bank and took care of the Austrian wounded as well us of Italians. Change Name Paris, July 3.-The general commanding the French army in tlio Bel-Jeau Wood region on the Marnc front, on reviewing the American troops returning from the.attack on that position, announced that the Boise de Bel-leau hereafter would be known as the . Sols desAmericalns. SURROUND VIBOURQ. Washington, July 2,--German-Flnnlsh forces, numbering 35,000 or 40,000 men are concentrating around Vibeurg, according to a diplomatic dispatch received today, which says a field railroad has been pushed forward to the Mournman railway lines., London, July 3.-The Qerman-Fln nish campaign against the Mourmansk region In northern Russia has begun. Masses of troops have concentrated on the Finnlsb-RuBsia. border and. at several points have crossed the fron tier and fired upon the Russians. This information Is contained In a dis patch from Helsingfors to the Nya Dagligt Allehandra of Stockholm and transmitted from Copenhagen by the Exchange Telegraph Company. The German army in Finland, it is added, has incirwatipn to enter the mllitary''.pf th* Bofshe-vlki against tht.,". S. McPhail, chaplain the Canadian army, was one of those aboard the Llandovery Castle hospital ship when she was torpedoed by Hun sub. Capt. McPUall is well known at PIncher Creek where he was in charge of the Presbyterian church some years ago. He was located at Cayuga when he joined the forces. His many Pincher Creek trlende are anxious to learn his fata. The Llandovery pastlo was the hospital ship on which K. P. Stewart and ''cubby" Devlne returned to Canada this spring. GERMANS BAYONET ^ WOUNDED TROOPS ..Paris, July 3.-A general army order has been Issued to the French troops recounting acts of cruelty committed by the Germans Inoe the offensive between Rhflms and Solssons, says the Havas correspondent at the front, Testimony taken by the first cavalry troops, shows that when An-thenay, between the Marne and Rhelms, was taken the Germans murdered prisoners, Including several wounded. At Olizy, Just northsast of Anthenay the German* bayonetted French wounded prisoners. THE WEATHER High..................... 82 iLow ....... .......... ... 44 r ^orecait: �,Cc�9l|r rwlth '^iuattared (?9Wii|r�:, - � �� "� ONTARIO'S CROP. IMPROVED , Toronto, July 3.-Recent rains, coupled with warm weather at the end of last week, has' greatly improved the crop situation in Ontario, says the weekly report of the department of agriculture. LEAVES AS SUBSTITUTE. Zurich, July 3.-Ledves are being substituted as fodder for Bavarian army horses, this action on the part of the army authorities being necessary because of the shortage of hay, according to the Munich Post. SEN. TILLMAN DEAD. Washington, July.- 3.-Senator , Benj. Tillman of South Carolina, died tKis morning at 4:20 o'clock, t He had been a member of the United States Senate slh(fe 1894;' His term would' have expired Marches. 1919. ARE STARVING. Geneva, July 3.-Without bread for the last fifty days and with many of the other necessities of life lacking the people of Herzegovina are on the verge of starvation, according to the Narodni Listy. , CONDEMN THEM. New York, July 3,-Resolutions condemning "those Irishmen and lrlsh-Aif)ericans who have' shown themselves to be apostles of the German gospel of barbarism and brutality, but who do not represent the Irish race here or abroad," were adopted at a meeting here last night of the United Irish league. Says It Struck Mine. , Ameterdam, July Tlie sinking of the British hospital ship Llandovery Castle, announced by the British Admiralty to have been sent to the bottom by an enemy submarine off the Irish const on June 27 with the probable loss of more than 200 lives, was due to lier striklntj a British mine, in'all proljabllity, says a semi-official note from Berlin, received here today The British admiraUy's account of the sinking of the Llandovery Castle stated that aft^r the ship was torpedoed a submarine appeared, the commander of which hailed the cap tain's boat, ordered him on board the U-boat and questioned him sharply, accusing him of having eight American flight ottlcerfl on board, which the captain truthfully denied. The captain, two others of the ship's offl cers and a Canadian medical officer, also were Interrogated and finally were allowed to go. Survivors re ported that the submarine was after wards heard shelling an unsedn target. , V Survivors Ottawa, July 3.-The militia de partment has not yet received the nominal role of those who were on board the i^inmloS-ery Castle on its last voyage. Yesterday a cable was sent to the overseas authorities asking for a complete list of the naniea of those who sailed on the ill-fated ship, and also of those who were known to have been saved. The only reply which has been received here comes from the record office overseas and contains the names of five survivors, all of them members of the Canadian Army Medical Ccjrps., Socialist Member Advocates Es- Thoso survivors are: Major Thomas Lyon, ,number 528624; Corp. A. Knight, number 536437'; S. K. Taylor, number 530288; G. R. Hickman, number 523907; P. W, Cooper, number 1)9; W. R. Pilot. PETROGRAD ELECTION, London, July 3.-A dispatch from the official Russian news agency in Moscow reporting incomplete returns from an election in Pntrograd, shows that thirty-two Bolsheviki have been elected out of thirty-four offices filled. The other two places went to Social Revolutionists of, the Left. The dispatch does not report the purpose of the election. Munition Town Near- .Syracuse, N. Y., Nearly Blown Off the Map. FORTY-FIVE ARE KILLED AND MORE THAN 80 INJURED Syraoiae. N.Y., July 3.-Forty-llvo men were killed in the explosion of the plant of the Semett Solvay company at Split Rock, just west of th� city, last night. Forty-two bodies had been recovered at eight o'clock this morning and tlierc arc throe more In the ruins. The injured number at least 80. Most of them are in local hospitals but many of them were removed to their homes In the rush to remove them quickly from the scene of the disaster. Many of the injured aro expected to die.  At least halt of the great munitions plant was wiped out by the fire and series of explosions which followed. At least ten buildings wore destroyed and the property damage will bg more than |l,OOO,00O. Shook City The explosion which occurred at 9.30 o'clock shook the entire city. It sent hundreds into a panic. Within a mile or more of Split Rock scores rushed from their homes to get out of the danger zone. At least fifteen buildingH of the great establishment were wiped out. A fire preceded the .eiplosiou by fort.v-five minutes or morel'-'" Many of those killed or injured suffered whiltj fighting the flames. When the fire started hundreds of workmen left." The first blast broke windows In some sections near Split Rock, .shattered windows at tho county home and sent inmates .into a panic. Calls wore sent from Split Rock for ambulances and doctors. Solvay guards, state troopers and others formed a guard about the property, barring entrance to all but a few who^ responded to the calls for help. The entire night was ona of terror tor many after tha big explosion. A general exodus followed the blast. Beside tho fleeing workmen, many families moved away from tho scene. Some pushed wheelbarrows out of tha city, taking their children and a few household goods. In the nearer zone women were in hysterics, fleeing along the roads and streets ottbe city. Beside the buildings of the plant, the small homes of workmen about the hillside and  in the valley were wrecked. Many people In these houses had narrow escapes.; ' 49 Bodies Recovered \ Syracuse, N.Y., July 3.-Forty-seven bodies had been received ".it the county morgue at 11 o'clock and it was reported that fifteen moro bodies had been taken from the debris at Spilt Rock, making the known dead sixty-two at that time. Figures furnished by Semett-Solvay officials give the number of dead as sixty-five. Forty-nine bodies have been recovered, READY FOR PEACE, SAYS GERMAN EMPRESS The Hague, July 3.-Germany repeatedly has manifested unmis-takeably her readiness for peace which, however, never has been entertained by the opposing powers, This is the reply of the German empress to a letter written bj(. Madame De Pong, wife of the Dutch minister of war, on behalf of Dutch mothers,fe the consorts of belligerent sovereigns and heads of states, concerning peace. / CANCEL GERMAN-AMERICAN CHARTER Washingteh, July 3.-Without a word, of discussion or t record vote the senate yesterday adopted the resjolMtlon.of qitator' King, of Utah, unfiutinfl th�r Federal ehart-er of %He Ni|tlon�l .Qerman.AmerU can Alliance,. Tho rasolutlon now goes to iho.houif, tablishment of a State Bank Paris, July 3.--Advocating the establishment of a state bank, or a banking institution under tlie Immediate control of tho state, Albert Thomas, Socialist deputy and former member of tho .war council brought some Interest yesterday afternoon into the discussion of tho renewal of the privileges of tlie charter of tho Bank of Franco, which sukjoct has-been occupying twelve sittings of the chamber la monotonous debates, tinder an aye-lanche of figures. M. Thomas said: "Credit is tho main factor of victory. Will the Baink of France be capable of redeeming the.surplus note circulation? What guarantees does it give us for its notes? What systein does it propose to eatabllsh? ,"'rhe problem Is a difficult one to solve, hut Is so greiit that wo must study it carefully, and T ask tho finance minister by what means he intends gradually to reduce the note circulation? "The problem is so stupcndoue, that it is too big for th� Bank of Frttnoe, and I say that it would be dangerous to renew its prlvllcgeB before baying ostabltshed a system under control'of the state to provide seourity against J.overflow circulation," . , Sliipped to Russia Sure to Fall Into tlie Enemy's Hands. liondon, July'S.-Tho Dally .MaU gives prominence to a dispatcH frott its Harbiii correspondent to tho effect that goods badly needed by the Germans aro boing sent to Russia by Chinese merchants and are almost certain to fall Into German hands. China, according to the correspondent has lifted tho embargo on tho transiwrtatlon of food and goods to Russia, which originally was adopted as a war measure intended to complete the eastern blockade of Ger>, many, on the ground that imports to Russia cannot lufluenco the war, that Chinese residents in Russia have been suffering from the embargo and; that Chinese commercial intorests are suf.' forlng severely. * ,s PERSIAN CONDITIONS. Teheran, Persia,. June 29.--, Commerce and Induatry In Poraia have been complatoly sparalyiod ' by the war. Typhoid and typhbak have become opldeif>ie, 'antCth*''^ number of deatha has > roaehM" . a totaj ten tim�j| thti nor.n(li'jrtf ?75192 26 ?408 71 ;