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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 4, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME Xli JULY 1918 NUMBER 172 HUN TRENCHES ALLIED NATIONS HONOR AMERICA ON INDEPENDENCE DAY Wilson Reaffirms Aims and Determination of America in the War Shall Be No Talk of Peace Until Military Autocracy is Crushed Into Ground REITERATES AIMS OF DEMOCRACIES July Wll toon today answered air feelers for a compromise peace with a new and unqualified consecration of America to the struggle for clearing military autocracy from the At an Independence Day gathering on the slopes of Mount homo and tomb of George and surrounded by scones which looked upon the creation of this the president addressed a small gather ing of officials and of diplomats of the allied But he spoke to the world and he spoko the logical sequel to his force without stint or limit declaration of several weeks Unreservedly the president declared that there could be no thought of a peace which did not mean the de struction of military autocracy or Its reduction to virtual A reign of law based on the con vent of the governed and sustained by the organized opinion of man wae the way he summarized in asingle sentence the objects of humanity In the world Whether the president was address Ipg his remarks directly to the recent ijpeejoh jot German Foreign Secretary to tfie foreshadow tot a renewed German peace offensive or whether he merely took the occa of the celbrntion of Indepen dence Day to emphasize to the world the war alms of the can only be He did not deal with the progress of the war or any particular phase of but he spoke eloquently of Americas attitude toward Ger manys socalled peace treaties in the east by grouping the people of Rus for the moment unorganized and helpless among the peoples of the standing against the enemies of The past and the present are In grapple and the peoples of the world are being done to death between said Presldnt There can be but one The settlement must be There can be no com No halt way decisions would be No half way decision is These are the ends for which the associated peoples of the world are fighting and which must be conceded them before there can be The President spoke as follows Gentlemen of the diplomatic corps and my fellow citizens I am happy to draw apart with you to this quiet place of old counsel in order to speak a little on the meaning of this day ot our national The place CONTINUED ON PAGE 8 Sultan Dead July med Sultan of died at 7 oclock last says a Con stantinople dispatch received here today by way of F WHEAT FOR SEED Bow Island Board Trade Urges Action to Ensure Seed r Special to the Herald Bow July a meeting of the board of trade here laat night the following telegram was ordered to be sent to food controller for the Owing to crop conditions In Southern Alberta and the fear Jhat not sufficient wheat 1 will be raised to supply seed to far mers for the board of trade urgeq the government tb hold all wheat now in elevators and farmers bin a until crop conditions would war rant Letter The board of trade have loot uo time in taking Mils and Hope every other board of trade In goutheru Alberta will take similar as the matter is u pressing July their offen movement begun Tuesday along the lower Piave front near the theItalians contin ued to gain ground The War Ofice announced today that additional progress had been made by the Italian forces north of The work of destroying ma chine gun nests secreted in houses and behind the embank ments in the coastal zone has been effectively Italian Wednes July the Associated their successful thrust northeast of Monte be tween the Brenta and the Piave Tuesday the Italians gained im portant new positions which had been held by the since last In addition to taking several hundred the Italians The said they had been forced to work on the Austrian under the fire of the Italian The new dominate the River Brenta at which the gateway to the lower valley of the West of the river the Frenzla Valley offera an ap proach for the Austrians but it cannot be used by now cauee the earlier In the week gained the Col Del In Equipping the Disabled Sol diers for Industrial Life July received here of the Interallied conference on aftercare of disabled soldiei s and sai lors held recently in Indicat ed that Canada was found to be in advance of other countries in the sys tematic way In which she had gone about the important matter of the fu ture of Invalided The repre sentatives of the Invalided Soldiers Commission ot the who at tended the were Senator McLellan and Major Visitors to the Canadian exhibits shown In connection with the confer ence included the King and Queen and Prlncees The Princess ac cepted from Senator a scurf which had been woven by a dis abled soldier in The King expressed surprise at the shortness of time under the Canadian system in which soldiers became well equipped for industrial July theacomple tlon ot their training at ot military one hundred Canadian caaots of the Royal Force will be sent to England for their actual flying H is understood tm f thin nifiens thf inauguration of a change in the training of Iff to tho present all the elementary Tying haH been done before the cadets were sent overseas to hut now they aro to recejve their flying training with the Efnglish training Heretofore flyers who warm not retained in Canada for instructions were sent over as provisional lieuten ants and thoir commissions were con finned after a course in advanced fly ing with he service Tlio move Kan been is be cause all he Canadian camps are tax ed to handle the men they A Significant Celebration tII3 HEUNION of tha AngloSaxon race In common cause to free the world of military autocracy In the name Of hag been made definite and complete today by the for the first tlmo In of American Independence In the great British Never before has the celebration ot the Fourth of July taken on a deeper Today It is coIncident with the appearance on the battle fields of side by side with the British of more than a million of Americas finest fighting Even as Americana are celebrat their soldiers are sacrificing their lives In common with the Britisher on the battlefront of that can ever happen again separate the two great empires tliat acknowledge the English language as the common It Lord lord chief justice of the other standing in the halls of Harvard suggested that an outcome of the world war would be a permanent AngloAmerican alliance and other and It was the president of Harvard himself who gave Lord Reading support In Todays celebration of American day brings such an alliance much closer to an accomplished Enthusiastic Celebration American Independence Day in British i Capital July country ever celebrated the national anniversary of another country as the people of Great Britain today are celebrating the Fourth of Not alone In Lon but in cities and villages throughout the in town halls and in churches the American anniversary is being Immense Announcement from Washington that the United States has sent over seas her first million men kindled enthusiasm and gave great impetus to the Wherever there are American soldiers and sail ors they are being entertained with great TheFourth began in London on Wednesday The theatres and musichalls were with ttte Stars and Stripes and several thous and American soldiers and sailors on leave were entertained at various American flags out oh official bulldings all over the For the second time in history the Stars and Stripes waved above the great tower of the parlia ment building in Westminster along side the Union Many English people are wearing small American flags on their The formal celebration began with a fellowship meeting in Central across the street Westminster Five hundred seats there were allotted to American soldiers and sail The meeting opened with the band of the Cold Stream Guards playing the Star Spangled A Viscount former ambassador to the United presided and spoke feelingly of the past and pres ent relations between the two coun Winston Spencer minister of then proposed a greeting to the president and peo ple of the United This jras seconded by president of the privy council of Major George of New pro posed a resolution expressing pro found satisfaction that the two great Englishspeaking races find them selves tor the first time fighting side by side in the cause for justice and The resolution was seconded by Professor Canby of Yale Vice Admiral commander of the United States Naval forces in the war and General Biddle ot the United States then The meeting concluded the Blueing of God Save the All American or ganizations in London had represen tatives at the meeting and blocks of seats were set aside for wounded Belgian and Italian At noon the bolls of Pauls and Southwarlt Cathedrals were It Is impossible to catalogue all the tributes of friendship which mark the The dean ot Westminster con ducted a special service In Westmin ster Abbey at which the Battle Hymn DECLARE THESE ARE DANGEROUS PEOPLE July Dublin Ga zette publishes a proclamation de claring that Sinn Fein the Irish and the Gaelic League are dangerous organiza The proclamation asserts that the associations encourage and aid persons to commit promote and Incite to acts of vio lence and interfere the administration of the and are a grave menace and are designed to terrorize peaceful and lawabiding t SWEDEN PROTESTS July Swed ish government has protested to Berlin concerning the discovery v In the Cattegat of two anchored German mines which are danger ous to Sweden was not notified of the presence of tha British and French Drive Into German Lines to Depth of Mile American Victory Was Substantial of the Republic was sung and the Star Spangled Banner The Jowett held a special service In Westminster Chapel and services were conducted in many other The outdoor event which attracted most attention was the baseball game between American soldiers and sail ors which will attend with the Queen and Princess The King thrfiws out the first The say that President Wilson must reciprocate after the war by coming to England and kicking off at avfootball Papers filled With July celebration of the Fourth of July and the arrival of the dominate the Many news columns are filled with details of the commemorative func in Great state ments from prominent Britonsand Americaasr cablegrams telling of the celebration In America and special ar ticles dealing with the various as pects of the LOCOMOTIVE BLEW UP Turned Cold Water Into Boiler Explosion July locomotive blew up at It last night as a result of Fireman who was fn the cab at the ing turned cold water Into the boiler which was practically Phil lips wag killed hie body being blown seventyfive feet landing under the driving wheels of a loco motive standing on another The boiler was hurled a distance of nearly two hundred completely the cab being blown fully that distance in the opposite The home of James 100 feet distance from the scene of the ex was badly wrecked hy flying debris and caught but was Quickly Fireman Phillips was a married man and leaves a and one VESSELAIIACKEO Off Spanish Ves sel Was Torpedoed and An Atlantic July As sociated Press carries the following In an attack by a German submar ine on a convoy of American ships bound for a vessel named the Oriasa was torpedoed and sunk off the Spanish Coast several days The attack was reported on the arri val today ot one ot the members of tha convoy a big British passenger Another torpedo narrowly mis sed hitting this Destroyers accompanying the fleet closed in and dropped depth passengers on the steamship They did not learn waether the U bpat was nor did they anything regarding fute of those on board CzechoSlovak Troops Are Gradually Gaining As ceruiency in NOT A DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTION LEFT THERE SAYS KERENSKY July developments of strength by the CzechoSlovak bands which are mak ing tholr way across the Siberian plains from European has ar rested the attention of the officials and formed the basis of earnest conferences among the representatives of the Entente Official reports received today confirmed and ampli fied press dispatches that the Czecho slovaks had taken over administration of the Pacific port off afterOvercoming armed opposition by the in a battle in which there was considerable loss of The significance of this as seen by is the fact that there is now a real nucleus in Siberia for the gatttwing of the various elements which have revolted against Bolshevik While it is by no means certain that the Entente allies or America are dis posed at present at to take ad vanlage of the situation thus created to begin a military campaign in that it is regarded as a valuable asset in the solution of the Nothing But July a single demo cratic institution remains in former Premier Kerensky yesterday told the permanent committee of the Socialist A year and a half he the triumph of the Russian revolution seemed a turning point the history of the whole Today one sees but the loss of all conquests won by the revolution and the loss even of conditions neces sary to civilized Three cen turies of Czarism and three years of wars have exhausted Russian nation al destroyed her works and organizations and killed her best work ers and It is easy to represent any govern ment measure as It is easy to make the masses believe 1iat a free nation Is one which submits to no It is a serious error to think that there has been a struggle in Russia between the Moderates and the pure The struggle has been between democratic organ ization and the darkest elements of the No single democratic in stitution in There is only a police regime worthy of tlje latter part eighteenth French and British Troops in Vicinity of Amiens Make Suc cessful on Four or Five Mile Taking Many Got Over to Depth of a AMERICAN ATTACK WAS MOST SUCCESSFUL EXPECT NEW HUN DRIVE IN TWO PLACES July last night delivered an attack in the region east of cap turing the village of northwest of VlllerftiBretonneux and advancing their line in this region to a depth of more than a July troops last night attacked the German lines on the front of a mile and a quarter In the neighborhood of northwest of Soissons and pushed into territory for a distance of nearly half a ac cording to todays war office an Later the French delivered an other attack in the same between Autreches and Moulin gaining further ter The entire operation net ted the French a gain of ground on a front of more than miles to a maximum of ap proximately threefifths of a The French took AMERICAN SUCCESS July Mall and Empire are fully flghtlnofftien In the American lines around Thierry where desperate fighting has occurred the last two resulting In the capture of 1200 German prisoners and the killing of several thousand WANT RAW July deputation representing the various stove manufacturers In the waited on the war trade board yes terday requesting that efforts be made to obtain a sufficient supply of pig Iron to enable them to carry on even if curtailment is FAVOR ORGANIZING July held by the police force late last night In regard to organization of a policemens union resulted in a substantial maturity in fnvor of It was announced tliis morning by Chief No vole was taken ot tne staff and AUSTRALIAN July is under stood that Crawford for mer premier of South will be the representative In Am erica of the Commonwealth of Austral say s a dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Company from Melbourne BRITISH July Allan Baker Liberal member of East whfrwas seized with an Illness In the House of Commons yester died a few hours Emperor Charles Removes Those in High Command for Big July Emperor of Aus triaHungary Is removing the military commanders of his army as punish ment for the Piave according to an official French telegram quot ing German newspapers received here Pmperor Charles Is to have made a hetacomb of the entire AustriaHungary high command save the Plojd Marshal Conrad Von Hoetzendorf would be replaced by Marshal General Krasse would be nominated chief of the gen eral headquarters replacing Von attached and General Von former chief the mil itary cabinet of Archduke Franz Fer would be nominated second commanding officer of general head replacing Von Wald the German Von would be nominated at the wish of the German general staff commander in chief ot all the Austro Hungarian forces operating on the Italian TO FRANCE July Poln care went to Joinville Pont to where Sir Robert In the presence of General commander In chief of the Can adian armies and several prom inent presented him with a fully equipped Canadian The hospital 520 which number will aeon be increased to IS July former commander of the Russian Baltic who was convicted of having opposed and agitatvd against the Bglshs viki been exe The second and third divis ions are Included in the army which is under the com mand of Major Oe military critic of the lays particular stress upon the Importance of the latest successes of forces west of Chauteau TWO BLOWS AT ONCE July In a special cable to the Mail and Empire from says news i reaching Paris from the front leads military to believe that the German high com mand will conduct two main offen striking for the channel ports with the hope of cutting off the British and making a drive for Paris at the same If this military circles here expect two Germans on the Somme front against the British the other on or near the Marne with the intention of drlv ing back the and French July statement foV JOws of Mont Dldler between Moat Dldler and the Otse and on the rliht bank of the Meuse the French carried out several bringing back pri Between the and the Alsne at oclock last night French troops attacked the German lines of Autreches on a front of two 1 miles and made an advance of about 800 Later in the even ing a new attack was made in the same between Autreches and MoulinSousToutvent at the when the Germans were preparing a counter The French made further gains ot The entire advance of 1200 metres at certain extended on a front five kilometres New July United Is launching today a greater tonnage than she lost during the whole progress of the European Secretary of the Navy Daniels said today In an addressat a Fourth of July cele bration ofthe Tammany More than deadweight he are going Into the water from American as a part of the Independence Day while the total Am erican tonnage destroyed by tub marines Is estimated at including tons sunk before the United entered the 14 NEW Today of the impressive Fourth of July will be launching of fourteen new destroyers and more will be launched and commissioned before the end of the aummafV with an Increasing number theffr after until these best foes of In cooperation with craft of the allied will free the world for ever of sasslns of the for German Uboats are being sunk faster than Germany can build OPPOSE TURK June delegation from re public which has been organuml by and virtually German protectorate gona to Berlin to Turklah qf 0atum and fraa transportation at Turkleh trpoM on all trantCAucadan which are tha principal paaw proposed to tha Ovoralan republic Tha tlon la haadtd by a mtmbar tha fwdh V ;