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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 5, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FI^IDAY, JULY 5. 1018 NUMBER 173 BRITISH NA HAU ATTACK SAYS GERMAN PEOPLE READY FOR HONORABLE PEACE CZECHS DEffAT BOLSHEVIKI IN Sin FIGHT Bolsheviki Completely Crushed in Battle Near Urkutsk and Forced to Retire EIGHT MORE TRY TO GET FREEDOM London, July 5.-Czecho-Slovak forces have Inflicted a severe defeat upon the Bolsheviki troops, aceording to a talegram ^received here today from Irkutsk, Siberia. The Bolsheviki are said to have been completely defeated west of Irkutsk and to^have been driven out of the region to the east of Lake Baikal-There was a battle at Nerkh-rnle Udinsk, a town on the Siberian railroad, eighty miles east of Laki Baikal, and It resulted in the Russian government tr6ops beino driven out of the place. The Bolsheviki, on abandoning Irotsk took with them great quantities of food. ARE ISOLATED Washington, July 5__A delayed dispatch from Irkutsk, dated June 28, received at the State Department today, said all communication *lth Vologda, Moscow and several places in Western Siberia, had been cut off for several djiys. The department's last report from Ambassador Francis at Vologda was %ated June 24. Trouble in S. Reported Pretoria, July 5.-Premier Botha of the Union of South Africa, has issued a statement showing that serious unrest exists in South Africa. Strong polici: and military measures are being taken to cope with the- situation. Continuing, Premier" Botha, in his statement, says: "There is good reason for suspecting that enemy agencies are at worl Board this afternoon at the Place VIger hotel. The men's representatives were fn secret aesslon this morning before entering the conference with the board. ' Spoken to about the possibility of a strike on the Canadian roads. Secretary Nelll, of the war board, deel^lned to make a statement. Labor officials freely hinted at the possibility of trouble. A new demand on the railways. Involving wage Inoreases totalling $30,000,000 Is coming, it is said. The railway officials claim that they simply cannot give larger Increaaea In wages without increased revenue from freight and passengers. London. .7uly " 5,-Sergt, , Artliur Knlffiit of Loudon, Ontario, a member of the Cuiiadian Ambulance Corps, wlio was one of the survivors of the Llandovery Custlc, was guramoned to Buckinsham Palace yeatenlay to give King George an account of the disaster. The king was most .sympathetic and kindly, asking many nuestiona. aergl. Knight afterward related what lie had told the king. Hi8 stoiy is interesting for it throws light on the ioBB of (he nursing sisters. lie was In a boat with fifteen of the sisters and a crew of nine. Ho said: "Our boat struck a dolvit and there was 'way' of about fourteen knots on the sinking ship. We broke all our oars iu trying to keep the boat clear of the ship and finally managed to get away and drifted rapidly past the vessel's stern. The fleck' of the vessel' iVaSi almost awa^h as we passed and as she sank our boat was capsized and suck-ed>under. Sisters Pitched Out 'I saw some of tiio sisters pitched out and that was (he last of the boat as far as I am aware unless what I wiiight a glimpse of later was the same boat bottom upward. I went down and on coming up was struck on the head and dazed by a heavy bit of wreckage.- I went down again to a considerable depth and then was blown into the air by an explosion of some kind. I suppose It was the boilers. Was Picked Up "1 had on no clothing except a pajama jacket and managed to cling to a piece of timber on which I floated for what .seemed to be two hours.. Presently a boat came alongside and I was pulled aboard. "It was then pitch dark and I hoard an order in goodi but slightly accented English to go alongside of what proved to be a submarine. This order was accompanied by a threat to fire a big gun it we refused. I scrambled aboard the submarine and sevei) or eight Germans gathered around mo asking: " 'What do you want?" But without waiting for my reply,/ four of them seized and pitched me bodily back into the boat." Sergt. Knight's story confirms the narratives of other survivors relative to the Germans ramming and ffrlpg on the wreckage and boats trom the Llandovery Castle. ' New Records Made in Shipbuilding in U.S. Yards- Big Launching Held Philadelphia, July S..-Reports received by the Emergency* Fleet-' Corporation up to early todayf of t4Vo'Fourth of July launching of American ships showed that sixty-four vessels, aggregating 348,564 deadweight tons, had taken to the water at shipyards throughout the country. Thirty-nine of these ships wore of steel and twenty-five wood. RECORD BUILDING San Francisco, July 5.-Charles M. Schwab,, director general of the Emergency Fleet Corporation, launched twelve vessels from his -own yards in thin district yester-da.y and directed the launcltlng of five more from other yards. Eight of the twelve vessels constructed in Mr, Schwab's plants were 'destroyers. Four were freight vessels, one of vyhich, the Defiance, was constructed In thirty-seven days-a world's record. Total Now 74 Phlladplnhia, July 5.-Launchinga of ten additional ships on (lie Fourth of July were reported at the Emergency Fleet Corporation here today raising the grand total to 74. Of these. 42 are steel and ;!2 wooden ships. The total dead weight tonnage was in creased by the added ships to 400,464. of which 287,404 is steel and 113,000 wood. _ NEGROE.8 HANGED Camp Dodgo,  Iowa, July 5.- Three negro soiaisrs,, convicted by court martial of "assaulting and outraging" a seventeen year old v/hlte girl o*n the cantonment grounds the night of May 24 were hanged here today with virtually the entire division witnessing the execution. WOOL FOR ENEMY. Amsterdam, -ijluly 5. ;- Seven thouscind tons4pf raw Caucasian cotton to be diVfded among Hungary, Austria aind.Germany have been shipped fisiim Tiflis, according to a report from Budapest, v/here the cotton will arrive early in August. Twenty-six freight cars of the finest merino wool. It is addnd, already have arrived in Budapest. -GETS fASHES - Toronto, July'5.-John Taylor, n WeU-dresBed, middle aged man, was sentenced in police court here yesterday to two years in the penitentiary with twenty 'lashes for unseemly conduct toward a nun. The complainant yvas seated with anotlier of the sisters on a bench in the convent grounds when the offense was committed. Her screams brought the other nuns to her rescue. i PtO REAoy m So Says Socialist Paper in Ber-" lin-Could Meet Allies on Fair Basis. British Make Some Big Captures in Offensive at Hamel-1500 Prisoners mmi SHE 0 WILSON'S SPEECH Sounds Note of Ultimate yictory of Allied Forces For Free-^ dom of World Were Holding For Seed, But Prov. Police Threaten them With Prosecution THE WEATHER High................... ................... Mrscatt-Finn mi4 warm. 72 38 Through ignorance or miaundor-standlng of the law, provincial police offlcors at Taber became suddenly active this week, and as a result several farmers in the district have been forced to sell wheat that thqy were keeping iu stock tor seed for next year, as they have no crop this year. It appears that^ the � police' ofticars compelled the fivrmers under threat of prosecution to bring in all the wheat they had and put it on the market. The farmers protested but to no avair, The matter was taken up with �the board of grain > supervisors, .who replied to the effect that while thoy wore doing all possible to ewcour-ago tho tarmor to market every possible bushel of whoW, yet no order had ever been Issued compelling tho farmers to sell. As a result of tho deplorable action of the provincial police in the matter, these farmers have been deprived of their seed whoiit. and as their crops this year are u failure, they cannot rely on these for the seed. They are In a rather sorry p^odlcal^leat^ ' MUCH PROMINENCE Paris, .July 5.-President Wilson's Independence Day address at Mount Vernon is printed with great prominence by all the newspapers. Some of them single out special phranee- to display as slogans Ir. the'h.?ia>'ie8t,type at the top of the front'page. The amount-of space devoted to recording the celebrations in France, England and America, obliges most of the editorial worly the war map but based on the o(iuico?n ot tho. military and economic forces on both Hides. "The policy of truth demanded by Phi!:'i) Scheidemann reiiuires an admission thai tho cconoinic Tm"ccr oC tho CJcrman people are not Inexhaustible, and the fact that wc are cut off from ovcrsoa.s raw material is being increasingly felt. "The more candidly wc speak of tliis matter, the inore ren.dily v.-ill o\ir enemies believe iis-wlion wii .say that this opprciaivo situation can only Induce us for yonrs to mnl'.o greater military efforts, but not to accede to conditions dlshonorin.t; tho C3crman people and damagiae their interests permanently. "The conclusion of a peace with honor thus corrcspotirts to the Intercuts of our adversary in tho same degree as our own." ONION NOT 11 strikers at Coast Make Threats -Labor Dept. Appeals to End Strike Washington, July Ti.-Tho call tofhe peoples of the world to adopt Amer-. ica's declaration of independence and tho reiteration of America's purpose to permit of "no compromise" in the issues now at stake, made by Presi dent Wilson in his Fourth ot July address at Mount Vernon, was endorsed today by officials and diplomats hero. The statement of the president that "no half way decision is tolerable nor " is conceivable" many officials believe, will have an important effect in forestalling another ."peace often sive" by Germany, yimors of which have reached allied capitals for sov oral weeks. Although only n single reference was made to Russia, the eniimoration ot "the people of stricken Russia. atlU among the rest, though they\ are for the moment ujiorganized and helpless," was counted upon to bo a potent factor in tha influences working for the rehabilitation in that country. HUN/DEATH-KNELL Now York, July 5.-The morning iiowspapoVs commenting on Presltjent Wilson's Fourth ot July' speech declare it is a message of ultimate victory. Tho Times says Germany cannot avoid the doom that awaits her by further deceitful overtures, ' -The newt" papers here say a declaration of war by Finland against the aiv tente powers ts expocteit at �w hour, s' , 65 01665025 07622791 ;