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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 3, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME JULY 1918 NUMBER 171 EXPLOSION A TOWN IN BARON RHONDDA IS DEAD ON WESTERN FRONT Germans in CounterAttack l Take Back Some of the Ground Gained by British BRITISH HAVE SOME SUCCESSFUL RAIDS FRENCH MAKE ATTACK July German troops last night after prepara tory attacked and captur ed the greater part of the ground taken by the British In the local operation near north of Albert on Sunday the war office announces FRENCH ATTACK July French troops last night attacked the German positions along front of three kilometres north of MoulinBoua Toutvent and improved their posi West of Chauteau Thierry on the Marne a German count er attack in the region of Vaux was checked by the French Other German attempts to ad vance north of Moncel and in Up per Alsace were wlthput In the attack on the Moulin SousToutvent front the French troops penetrated the German pos itions ts ft depth of 800 So far the number of Germans taken July Several raids were carried out by the British in the neighborhood of and In which prisoners were Red Cross on Italian Front July By Reuters Ot tawa British Red Cross ambulance men did splendid work dur ing the recent Austrian offensive and they gained high praise from the Ital ian military according to reports received here from Their help was increased by the moral support given the On the west of the British ambulances often were in hot ly contested One regimental medical post they served was within several hundred yards of the firing The British won the admiration of the Italians for their work among the forest trees and Vines which were in leaf and through which it was im possible to see more than a very short Ninetenths of the wounded in certain sections were carried to the rear by the When the Aus trlans retreated acfjiss the river at Ponte De Piave British ambulances worked up to the river bank and took care of the Austrian wounded as well us of Change Name July The general com manding the French army in the Bel Jeati Wood region on the Marne on reviewing the American troops re turning from attack on that posi announced that the Boise de Bel lean hereafter would be known as the Bols SWISME THE New York Times Says Germany Should Be Punished For Crimea New July York morn Ingnewspapers today commenting ed the utmost indigna tion over the torpedoing of the Can ndian hospital ship Llandovery The Sun says The determination of the kaisers government to make tha German name a reproach through out the civilized world has never been made more manifest than by the sink ing et the Canadian hospital ship Llandovery The Times calls for some action by allied and neutral nations to show Germany what the world thinks of luv The it should take the form of excom un til the guilty nation niakes amends and qualifies for reudmissiou to civ Men and Guns iir Great Numbers Pouring Out of to France SURROUND Finnish numbering or men are concentrating around according to a diplomatic dispatch received to which says a field railroad has been pushed forward to the Mournman railway July OvermanFin nish campaign against the Mourmansk region In northern Russia Masses of troops have concentrated on the FinnishRussia border at several points have crossed the fron tier and fired upon the This information is contained In a dis patch from Helslngforn to the Nya Dagligt Allehandra of Stockholm and transmitted from Copenhagen by the Exchange Telegraph The German army in It Is has increased in the last few weeks to fifty British consul at Helelngfors told a correspondent of the Stockholm newspaper that he ex pected to Large July last week landed large forces at on Finnish coast west of information received here from reliable The troops had full equipment and were well supplied with artillery of all DEATH OF CZAR Escape of Brother Michael Be lieved To Be is Under July of the murder of Nicholas for mer Russian can neither confirmed nor says the Pet rograd correspondent Of the Times under date of June He saye the report of the escape of Michael Alex brother of the former seems to have better founda According to one Michael is at Kiev with General hetman of the who was a friend and adherent of Michael when he was out of favor with the emperor owing to his Countess Michaels is under arrest at Archbish op Andronica of Perm has been ar rested for complicity in the escape of He was interdicted from re ligious services in his churches be cause his work did not protect him from the The correspondent says he Is un able to throw any light on the re ported death of the former heir OTTAWA HEADQUARTERS FOR NEW LOAN DRIVE July tha big Victory Loan Is Ottawa will be the headquarters of the di recting Last year It was in Toronto and more or less friction SO thase will all bs overcome with tha work di rected from ths national GERMANS FIGHT WITH BOLSHEVIKI July that and Gar man war prisoners fIgbtlng on the side of the against the CsechoSloyaks in Russia is made by ths KoeJnisshe The It were forc ed by hunger prlvatien to enter ths military pf vikl against tlonary July Havas Agency In six months there will be American troops on the French head of the general commission for FrancoAmerican war has to the editor of the Petit A MILLION MEN July United States Secretary of War Bakers letter to President Wilson announcing that more than a million Ameri can Soldiers had left the United States for was published in the early editions of the Lon don newspapers under great The statement was featured in connection the success of American troops In capturing the town of on the Marne The newspaper considers the successful moving of this large body of men across the Atlantic to be proof that the Uboat has absolutely failed in its endeavor to prevent the coming of the especially despite the strain on shipping supplies for the civilian population have been Review of July Supplementing President Wilsons announcement that more than a million troops have em barked for FrancesChairman Pent of the military committee laid before the house today a review of war pre parations during the fifteen months of prepared by Secretary War It showed that there are now British Food Controller Failed in Health by Sticking to Own DIED IN LONDON WAS A WEALTHY COAL MINE OWNER officers and the with the xtotal of officers and men in the regulars and national guards 14 months statement shqwet 286 combat airplanes been manufactured up to June that the production rate of this type then was 80 a More than li berty motors have been More than 900 heavy Browning ma chine guns were delivered during May and the deliveries for month of light brownings totalled 100 DEAD July is feared that 100 persons were killed and more than 100 others injured in an explosion which occurred in the National Shell Filling Factory in the Midlands on Monday Announcement to this effect was made In the house of commons today by Frederick secretary to the minister of muni Assassination of Bolsheviki Min ister First Move of Opposition July murder of Bolsheviki commissioner for press in Petrograd on June very significant as a symp tom of the growing dissent among the workmen and the opposition political says the Petrograd corres pondent of the Times of June The Bolsheviki threaten vengeance and party paasions are run ning high among The Bolsheviki regard the assassin ation iOf Volndarsky as the first ter rorist against their supremacy by the Menshevikl and Social Revolu The correspondent save they even endeavor to implicate English men In the counter revolutionary movement with which they consider tlfe murder is connected AN INTERNATIONAlT COMMERCIAL MEET July Otta wa International parliamentary commercial confer ence opened yesterday morning at Westmlnstsr Representa tives of Great tha United Japan and Portugal were the sub jects of discussion include unfair methods of Germans dominate the commerce of ths Andrew Bonar chan cellor of the exchequer and ber of the war ths July Rhondda David Alfred the Bri tish food died this Since the recent operations for dispersion of the fluid consequent to a severe of Lord Rhonddc weakened gradual There were few rallies and the bulletinsfrom his bedside in the last few days had held out no hope for hit Yester days announcement recorded that the patient had lost strength and that his heart showed signs of failing to respond to Rhondda David Thomas was born in Wales In For years after Ws graduation from Cam bridge he was Inthe coal and eventually owner of ex tensive coal properties in Wales and He represented Marthyr Burgns Cardiff in the Commons andwas president of the local govern ment board in 1916 and i was created a 1n taking the title pf Baron Rhondda of He waa passenger Avlth his daughter on the Lusitanla when Itwas torpedoed off the Irish Coaat In May He became British food controller over a year Baron Rhomlda is believed to have actually been a victim his own food the extremely limited diet to which he held togeth with the burdensome duties of his It is having undermin ed his vigorous Baron Rhondda some years ago be came largely Interested in coal prop erties in Northern and at the time the war broke out had plans under way for extensive development He visited Alberta In Accomplished Rhondda was the man who put England and most of the United Kingdom on rations and won the gra titude of the people whose food supply he Before he achiev ed the it was generally regarded aa all but Pood was run ning short in the United Kingdom in when the baron was ap pointed food controller of Great Bri The German Uboate were send ing ships to the bottom of the ocean and Great Britain was supporting a tremendous army in The who as David Thomas hall been managing director of the great Cambrian Coal ap parently took up task with many I have a he told his that LlodyGeorge conscripted me for this almost impos sible job because lie knew I had the hide of a I am going there as guardian and trustee of the consumer and particularly the poor If it is necessary to put the whole country on compulsory rations I will doIt without he gave Then followed a series of orders and regulations that a year or two before would have roused the Briton to Before undertaking that Rhond da had in 1915 organized the British munitions buying In the United Sta tes andCanada and put it on a busi ness THE BARON RHONDDA Former Piheher Man chaplain in the Canadian was one of those aboard the Llandovery Castle hospi tal ship when she was torpedoed by Hun McPhail is well known at Pincher Creek where he was In charge of the Presbyterian church some years He was lo cated at Cayuga when he joined the His many Pincher Creek anxious his The Llandovery pastle was the hospital ship on which Stewart and Cubby returned to Ca nada this Says It Struck July sinking of the British hospital ship Llando very announced by the British Admiralty to have been sent to the bottom by an enemy submarine off the Irish coast on June 27 with the probable loss of more than 200 was due to her striking a British says a semiofficial note from received here The British admiraltys account of the sinking of the Llandovery Castle stated that after the ship was tor pedoed a submarine the commander of which hailed the cap tains ordered him on board the Uboat and questioned him accusing him of having eight Ameri can flight officers on which the captain truthfully The two others of the ships offi cers and a Canadian medical also were Interrogated and finally were allowed to Survivors re ported that the submarine was after wards heard shelling an unsedn tar Survivors militia de partment has not yet received the nominal role of those who were on board the Llandovery Castle on Us last Yesterday a cable wae sent to the overseas authorities ask ing for a complete list of the of those who sailed on the illfated and also of those who were known to have been The only reply which Ivas been received here comes fronj the record office over seae and contains the names of five all of them members of the Canadian Army Medical These survivors are Major Thomas number number number 586288 num ber 623907 number GERMANS BAYONET WOUNDED TROOPS July general army order has been issued to the French troops recounting acts of cruelty committed by the Germans sines ths offensive between Hhelms and says the Hsvas at the Testimony taken by the first cav alry shows that when An between the Marne and was taken the Germans murdered Including sev eral At just northeast of Anthenay the Ger mans bayonstted French wounded Explosion Tears Apart Munition Wrecks a Village and Kills 45 BULLETINS DUTCH CABINET RESIGNS July Dutch cabinet will place the resignation of its members in the hands of Queen Wilhelmina says the Nleue Rotterdamsche Cour INCREASE FOOD SUPPLV July to advices received by the depart ment of trade and a movement is on foot In Japan to make that country independent of other countries for Its food re ONTARIOS IMPROVED July coupled with warm weather at the end of last has greatly Im proved the crop situation In says the weekly report of the department of LEAVES AS July are be ing substituted as fodder for Ba varian army action on the part of the army Authorities being necessary because of the shortage of according to the Munich TILLMAN Tlltman of South died tfils morning at He had been a member of United Stater Senate His term would7 March V ARE July bread for the last fifty days and with many of the other necessities of life lackmg the people of Herze govina areon the verge of star according to the Narodnl CONDEMN New July condemning those Irishmen and IrishArtier leant who have1 shown themselves to be apostles of the German gospel of barbarism and but who do not repre sent the Irish race here or were adopted at a meeting here last night of the United Irish PETROGRAD July dispatch from the official Russian nsws agency in Moscow reporting In complete returns from an election In shows that thirty two Bolshevik have been elected out of thirtyfour offices The other two places went to So cial Revolutionists the The dispatch does not report the purpose of the ATTACKS FRENCH Munition Town NearSyra Nearly Blown Off the FORTYFIVE ARE KILLED AND MORE THAN 80 INJURED July Fortyftve men were killed in the explosion of the plant of the Semett Solvay com pany at Split just west of the last Fortytwo bodies had been recovered at eight oclock this morning and there are three more the The injured number at least 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 Many of the Injured are exo pectetl to At least half of the great munitions plant was wiped out by the fire and series of explosions which At least ten buildings were destroyed and the property damage will more than Shook City The explosion which occurred oclock shook the entire It x sent hundreds into a Within a mile or more of Split Rock scores rushed from their homes to get of the danger At least fifteen buildings of the great establishment were wiped A fire preceded the by fortyfive minutes or Many of those killed or injured suf fered while fighting the When the fire started hundreds of workmen The first blast broke windows in some sections near Split shattered windows at thv county home and sent inmates a Calls were sent from Split Rock for ambulances and Solvay slate troopers and others formed a guard about barring entrance to all but a few who x responded to the calls for The entire night was one of terror for many after the big A general exodus followed the Beside the fleeing many families moved away from the Some pushed wheelbarrows out of tha taking their children and a few household In the nearer tone women were in fleeing along the roads and streets of the Beside the buildings of the the small homes of workmen about the hillside and in the valley were Many people In these houses had narrow 49 Bodies Recovered July Forty seven bodies had been received at the County morgue at 11 oclock and it was reported that fifteen more bodies had been taken from thede bris at Split making the known dead sixtytwo nt that Figures furnished by SemettSolvay officials give the number of dead as Fortynine bodies have been READY FOR SAYS GERMAN EMPRESS THE WEATHER High Lew Forecast 82 with iffeattered The July re peatedly has manifested unmis takeably her readiness for peace nsver has been entertained by the opposing pow This is the reply of the Ger man impress to a letter written by Madame De wife of the Dutch minister of on behalf of Dutch the consorts of belligerent sovereigns and heads of concerning CANCEL GERMAN AMERICAN CHARTER July word of discussion or record vote the tenets yssttrday adopted the resolution of fejnator of annuling the Federal chart er of MW National can rewlutlon now gost 9 MS Socialist Member Advocates Es tablishment of a State Bank July the os tabltehment of a state or a bank Ing institution under the immediate control of the Albert Socialist deputy and former member of the council brought some Inter est yesterday afternoon into the dis cussion of the renewal of the privt leges of the charter of the Bank of which subject has been occu pying twelve sittings of the chamber In monotonous under an ava lanche of Thomas said Credit is the main factor of vic Will the Bank of France be cap able of redeeming the surplus note circulation What guarantees does it give us for its notes What system does it propose to eettbjlsh The problem Is a difficult one to but is so great that we must study It and 1 ask the fin ance minister by what means ha in tends gradually to reduce the note circulation The problem is so that it is too big tor the Bank of and I say that it would be dangerous to renew its privileges before having established a system under control pt Uie state to provide against overflow Shipped to Russia Sure to Fall Into the Enemys The Dally gives prominence to a dispatcH trolt its Harbin correspondent to the effect that goods badly needed by the Ger mans are being sent to Russia by Chinese merchants and are almost certain to fall into German according to the correspond ent has lifted the embargo on tha transportation of food and goods to which originally was adopted as a war measure intended to com plete the eastern blockade of Ger on the ground that imports to Russia cannot influence the that Chinese residents in Russia have been suffering from the embargo and thai Chinese commercial are sutv fering PERSIAN June Commerco snd industry In have been complataly by the have become number of has a total un tiniM tht ;