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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 6, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta iVOLUME XI. LETIIBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1918 NUMBER 174 BOAT CAPSIZES, MANY DROWN---PEACE MWILSON TERMS CAN m PEACE By ACCEPTiCE WILSON TERMS Uoyd George Tells American Troops Huns Must Accept Wilson s Terms l^^LUESNOTnGHnNG " FOR ANY TERRITORY OF HUNS, HE SAYS Excursion Boat Capsizes; Many Passengers Drown Or Are Crushed to Death LOSS O.00O BAM This is Latest Estimate of Loss When Defeated By Italians Steamer Strikes Obstacle Near Peoria, 111., and Sinks River m DANCING CROWDS GO TO THEIR DEATH; MANY TRAMPLED ITALIANS REPULSE AUSTRIAN ATTACK With the American Army On The British Front, Friday, July 5.-(By the Associated Press)-ttatU Germany accepts the conditions laid do'wn by President Wilson, she cannot have pence and she can have peace toraor-{�ow It 8h� wocepts thorn. David 1-iloyd GooTge, the British promlei\ Euve thl^ nossaga to the American troops tratniug on the British front Btter hb -had seen them at review to-flaj-.. Th6 arrival In France of one Tnilllon Anierlitan soldiers hud made the Oer- tnan Qmperof realize that his defeat 'was^certain. The emperor, the prem iet skid, had had many Illusions re-garditig tlie Av�r. One et these was that the Mew American troops -wxjuld tiot be capahle of meeting ' those of Permany, trained to the minute. Premier Lloyd George reiterated forcefully chat the allies do not covet single yard of German fioil and do not desire to dispossess Germany ot her rightful inheritance or the Ger-tnnu people ot their legitimnte eights. the British prime Minister stood 5n an autoniobjle in the center of the ^iin bronzed Americans who have recently landed la Fr.once. Beside him were Viscount, Milner, the British sec retary ot state for war, and William Morris Hughes, the Australian prom^ Jor. � t / "Mr. Lloyd George said in part: "General-I desire to con- gratulato you on being In command ot such a fine body of men. When I eeo them I am glad they are on our Bide, not on the other. We are. anxious that many more thousands come across the ocean. The fact that you are hero at all is a source of great ioy to all of us. "At the same time It is a source of great disappointment to the kaiser who never quite expected you. "But you are here, not a part of the force of a tew thousands, but a part ot a force of hundreds of thousands to fight for justice and jthe freedom of the world. ' "What are we here for? Not be cause we covet a single yard of Ger man soil. Not because wo desire to dispossess Germany of her inhert Jance. Not hecaluse we desire to deprive the Gorman people of their legi tlmate rights. We are fighting for the great principles laid down by President Wilson. "I am delighted to have seen these men here near the field of the great- -German Socialist Bitterly DenouncM St battle the world has ever known. - We stand here, as a great American has said 'at armagoddon lighting tor the Lord.' " As Mr. Lloyd George concluded, the country side resoundecf with three cheers. Previous to, the review the premier and his party watched British and American troops training to-i;ethor on nearby fields. Confident of Reault London, July 6.-The coming German blow will not bo less dangerous because ot,the,tlme employed in,preparing (or It, but it is comforting to know that the men responsible tor the command ot the allied armies are confident ot the result, said Mr. Bon-UT Law. chancellor of the exchequer, last .night, at a: dinner to the delegates ot the parliamentary commercial confprence. Vlt Is linposslhle to foresee the tut-�re." he iaald. "but I do believe that ttie fateful hour of this war Is upon ua and If In another three months our �nemy have won no strategic object, then their campaign will have tailed and It yrm, I hope be a decisive failure." The population ot the enemy powers was 154,000,000, that of the Entente alliance l.!100,000,000. That In Itself was a league'of nations with a mlU tary torco that was terrible, but the cbnomlc force also was Mlpng. No Iminedlats Pt4i Ot one thing, he said, there was no doubt, just as the allies ware staud-' Ing together now so would they stand when the, war was over to repair the ravages of the war. The chancellor conoltjdfjd; ; "I 0ee no Immediate hope ot peace. There Is no road to it, I fear, except the rugged roM through victory. It wlU bo fatal to the world' and to the Germans themselves it thoy are not taught the lessoii, that- war doei aot Rome, July 6.-Italian troop* after desperate fighting yesterday repulsed a counter-offensive of the Austro-Hunaarlanu In the direction of Chlesanuova on the Northern Italian front, the Italian War Office announced today. Further violent astaults by the Austro-Hungarlana on the Italian position at Porte dl Salton were repulsed. AUSTRIAN REPORT Vienna, July 6.-The baHle at, the mouth of the Piave River on the Italian front continued yesterday, the Austrian War Office announced today. Austrian advanc> ed forces were .pressed back to thelrmaln bodybythe Italians. The text of the statement reads: "At the mouth of the Plave the , fighting continued yesterday. On the southern wing of our positions the enemy succeeded In pressing us back toward oiir main body." AUSTRIAN LOSSES SVashlngton, July 6.-Austrian losses In the recent- unsuccessful offensive against Italy and during the Italian counter-offensive are estimiated at between 200,000 aVid 250,000, including at least 50,000 killed, in an official dispatch from Rome, based on testimony of numerous officers. The message says the /^ustrlans persist In beating the ground about positions captured by the Italians with a strong, but IneffectK^e, artillery fire. It adds: "Prisoners taken at Monte Grappa state the Austrlans had no Idea they could be beaten from their strong positions^ in twenty minutes. The enemy losses were very heavy. His rear service was badly disorganized yand;. the troops feal the lack of basoag'- RUMANIAN PEACE SIMPLY ROBBERY Militaristic Policy Germany of Amsterdam, July 6.~A bitter at. tack on the Qar(nan peace with Rumania and militarism was mads In the debate In the relohstag Thursday by Dr. Cohn, Indepen-dsnt Socialist, according to the Rheinlsche Westfaellschi Zeltung of Essen. "We reject the Rumanian treaty," he said. "Like the Uk-ralnlan treaty, It will not producs a real peace, Rumanian Jews atlll lack rights. This treaty is noth-/ Ing but bnrterina for petroleum and railways. "The treaty Is' nothing but disguised, Mrhaps undisguised robbery--''/ Here the presldsnt called upon the speaker to observe moderation In his remarks. After further criticisms, Dr.,Cohn xplalmed: "Unless militarism Is overcome we cannot obtain  lasting peace." 89 OF MEDICAL CORPS MISSING Peoria, III., July 6.-Divers had recovered fifty one bodies at noon today In their search for the estimated one hundred and fifty men, women, and children drowned or trampled to death. Federal Investigation of the disaster was promised by Assistant United States District Attorney Dougherty this afternoon. Peoria, 111., July 6.-Approximately 150 people were drowned or trampled to death at midnight last night when the excursion sto,amer Columbia, carrying more tlian 500 persons, struck an obstruction in the Illinois river and Hank.. The excursion party started from Pekin, fifteen miles distant from hero, e.arly in the evening, spent aever.il hours at, an amusement park near this city and when the return trip to Pekin was about half completed, the steamer ran Into the obstruction, on the Peoria shore, in the tog, smashing a big hole in.hej: bow. The pilot signalled full speed astern and as� soon as the vessel pulled clear of the log or rock, she began to settle and within a tew minutes sank, carrying many persons down. Soon after the vessel struck a panic occurred among the passengers and raauy men, women and children jumped into the water without securing life preservers. Those who could swim reached shore, which was only a few feet away. The second deck ot the boat, where the danco hall is located was � crowded when the crash came and it was here that many were crushed to death In the panic. MANY OF THESE DANCERS PERISH^ Ray, Jones, fireman ot the steamer, estimated that between 150 and 200 persons were on the dance floor when the boat struck and he believed many ot these perished. When the boat settled on the bottom, the water reached the state rooms Immediately he-loVv the pilot house on the listed side. The pilot, when he found his boat was sinking, sent up distress signals and within a short time boats from various directions came to the rescue and began to pick up thoso struggling In tho water, but on account of the darkness their efforts were badly hampered. The police of Pekin early this morning estimated the number ot dead at 150 but Captain M_. F. Mehl ot the steamer, said ho believed the number ot dead waa not more than 100. Search for tho bodies was abandoned at four o'clock this morning until daylight came. Apparently twenty bodies had been recovered, only a portion ot whom had been Identified^ This morning only the hurrl-cano dock of tlie steamer Is vlslbla above the water. BULLETINS WON'T RAID INDIA Amsterdam, July 6.-The German government has no Intention of undertaking a campaign into India, Foreign Secretary Von Kuehlmann told a questioner in the relchstag; . Ottawa, July S.-~ln a casualty list sent out by the record offlcs of the military dspartment to-night, eighty-nine ofithe Canad-Ian Army Medical Corps are rsN bered 251,000, acoordltig to infoi^ matlon given today by General, ' March, chief of staff,.and othar msmbers of the war 4)>Mncll^ WEATHEK High ....................... 81 Low....................... 46 Precipitation ....... r......'. .04 Forecast-Fair an4 decl(lfdly. jwarnj � -> HAVE BIG FUND TO SPREADMEW Switzerland is Centre : of I^^ trigue-Much Monejr in . Banks V Geneva, July 6.-The Swiss federal  council is making serious Inquiries ^ ' concerning reports that enormou'S' . amounts ot money have been placed in Swiss banks'by Bolsheviki. Sev-'. eral billion francs have been trana-^ . '^ terred to Swiss banks through-Q^r-I '> man banks, according to the Oa*ett�*,a ;�. otThurgovie. ' ~ \, The fujids 'are destined to aid volutionfflpy '.propaganda along v tbi^t Jj;-Bolsheviki lines In'allied couiBtrle�,;i'," with Switzerland as a centre of th�v.' : Intrigue, according to the Geneva Tl1�^' bune. It is stated that the movement! . Is encouraged by the Germans. �: iznws:.- �; Washington,. July 6,-Cengrim , settled^today the loqg atandliHT ,\^'^!v controversy ovar.the gav^itnmi"^"' guarantt^d price of wh^at iiyit proVIng a. prlea, of. $2�4Q,H � stitute for $2,50 as raecimaM by tha senats.> The aanatai ad without debate ths;�li|ki previously adopted In'' tha-'tioi and sent the meaaura-te-tti*'' . aident for hia signatur*^ >' \ 0288 18 2317 71 25 ;