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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 6, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta I iVOLUME JULY 1918 NUMBER 174 GAINING SiFREM AC Y IN WEST MANY DROWNPEACE ON WILSON TERMS IPHCE i BY WILSON TERMS Uoyd George Tells American Troops Huns Must Accept Terms ALLIES NOT FIGHTING FOR ANY TERRITORY OF HE SAYS With American Army On The British July the Asmtiated accepts the conditions laid down by President she cannot have peace and she can hare peace toraor fow It accepts David Lloyd the British premier gave this message to the American troops training ou the British front after he had Been them at review to The arrival In France of one million had made the Ger inan emperor realize that his defeat The the prem lef had had many illusions re garding the One ot these was that the American troops would fcot be capable of meeting those of to the Premier Moyd George reiterated forcefully that the allies do not covet K single yard of German soil and do Dot deslre to dispossess Germany of her rightful inheritance or the Ger people of their iegJtimiUe K The British prime minister stood in an autoiriobjle in the center of the bronzed Americans who have re cently landed in Beside him were Milnen the British sec retary of state for and William Morris the Australian prem Lloyd George said in part GeneralI desire to con gratulate you on being in command of such a fine body When I ceo them I am glad they are on our not on the We anx ious that many more thousands come across tne Tho fact that you are hero at all is a source of great Joy to all of At the same time It is a source ot great disappointment to the kaiser who never quite expected But you are not a part of the force of a few but a part of a force of hundreds of thousands to tight for justice and freedom of the What are we here for Not be cause we covet a single yard of Ger man Not because we desire to dispossess Germany of her inheri Not because we desire to de prive the German people of their legi timate We are fighting for the great principles laid down by Presi dent I am delighted to have seen these men here near the field of the great est battle the world has ever We stand as a great American has said at armageddon fighting for the As Lloyd George the country aide resounded with three Previous to the review the premier and his party watched Brit ish and American troopa training to gether on nearby Confident of Reeult July coming Ger man blow will not bo less dangerous because time employed pre paring for but it is comforting to know that the men responsible for the command of the allied armies are confident of the said Bon ar chancellor of the at u dinner to the dele gates of the parliamentary commercial It is impossible to foresee the tut he but I do believe that fateful hour of this war is upon us and if in another three months pur enemy have won no strategic then their campaign will have failed and it I hope be a decisive fail The population of the enemy pow ers was that of the Entente alliance That in itself a nations with a mili tary force that was but the force also was at Ho Immediate Ot one he there was no Just as the allies were stand Ing together now BO would they stand when the war was over to repair the ravages of the The chancellor concluded I see no immediate hope of There is uo road to except the IUgget road through It will be fatal to the world and to the German themselves if they are not taught the thatjwai aot Excursion Boat Capsizes Many Passengers Drown Or Are Crushed to Death WAS RECENT BATTLE This is Lqfteat Estimate of Loss When Defeated By Italians ITALIANS REPULSE AUSTRIAN ATTACK July troopa after desperate fighting yesterday repulsed a counteroffensive of the AustroHungarfanav In the direc tion of Chiesanuova on the North ern Italian the Italian War Office announced Further violent assaults by the AustroHUngarlana on the Italian position at Porte dl Salton were AUSTRIAN REPORT July battle the mouth of the Plave River on the Italian front continued yes the Austrian War Office announced Austrian advanc ed forces back to their main body by the The text of the statement reads At the mouth of the Plave the continued On the aouthern wlngiof our positions the enemy succeeded pressing us back toward our main AUSTRIAN LOSSES July losses the recent unsuccessful offensive against Italy and during the Italian counteroffensive are estimated at between and including at least In an official dispatch from based on testimony of num erous The message saya the Austrian persist In beating the ground about positions cap tured by the Italians with a but artillery It adds Prisoners taken at Monte Grap pa state the had no Idea they could be beaten from their atrong positionsIn twenty min The enemy losses were very His rear service was bad ly disorganized the troopa feal the lack of RUMANIAN PEACE SIMPLYROBBERY German Socialist Bitterly Dsnouncss Militaristic Policy of Germany July titter at tack on the German peace with Rumania and militarism was made In the debate in the relchstag Thursday by Indepen dent according to the Rhsinische Westfssllsche Zsitung of We reject the Rumanian he tike the ralnian It will not product a real Rumanian Jaws still lack This treaty la noth ing but bartering for petroleum and The treaty Is nothing but perhapa undisguised robbery Here the president called upon the speaker to observe modera tion In his After further exclaimed Unless militarism la overcome we eannet obtain lasting 89 OF MEDICAL CORPS MISSING Steamed Strikes Obstacle Near and Sinks River in July a casualty list sent out by the record office of the military department eightynine of the Canad ian Army Medical Corps are re ported drowned off the hospital ship Uandpvory TOTAL Sault July today by divers on the eteamer Cream City and the barge Holland Indicate that both vessels propably a total DANCING CROWDS GO TO THEIR DEATH MANY TRAMPLED July had recovered fifty one bodies at noon today In their search for the es timated one hundred and fifty and children drown ed or trampled to Federal investigation of the dis aster was promised by Assistant United States District Attorney Dougherty this July mately 150 people were drowned or trampled to death at midnight last night when the excursion steamer carrying more than 500 struck an ob struction in the Illinois river and The excursion party started from fifteen miles distant from early in the spent several hours an amusement park near this city and when the return trip to Pekin was about half the steamer ran into the on the Peoria in the smashing a big hole The sig nalled full speed astern and soon as the vessel pulled clear ot the log or she began to set tle and within a few minutes carrying many persons Soon after the vessel struck a panic occurred among the passen gers and many women and children jumped into the water without securing life Those who could swim reached which was only a few feet The second deck of the where the dance hall is locat ed was crowded when the crash came and it was here that many were crushed to death in the MANY OF THESE DANCERS PERISHED fireman of the estimated that between 160 and 200 persons were on the dance floor when the boat struck and he believed many of these When the boat settled on the the water reached the state rooms immediately be loW the pilot house on the listed The pilot when he found his boat was sent up dis tress signals and within a short time boats from various directions came to the began to pick up thosa struggling in the but on account of the dark ness their efforts were badly ham The police of Pekin early thia morning estimated the number of dead at 150 but Captain Mehl of the aaid he believed the number ot dead was not more than Search for the bodies was aban doned at four oclock this morn ing until daylight Appar ently twenty bodies had been only a portion of whom had been identified This morning only the hurri cane dock of the steamer is visible above the July bro ther of Captain and the purser of the who lost his inado the following Statement regarding the dis aster The whole thing was over in I was cafo of the boat when the shock I knew that we had struck a submerged log and I heard my the ory out Everybody The crowd rushed for the upper I rushed to the engine room to notify the en On my return 1 saw my wife running ahead of me up compan ion I followed and just as I got the second deck the Iboat listed to the loeaido and I saw my wife thrown overboard into the I grabbed at but it slipped from my Then the boat was plunged in I ran for a life preserver and got to the upper deck in time to help the women and children escape in the life At that time the water was up to the state rooms immediately below the pilot house on one side and up to the base of the pilot house on the list ed There are at least one hundred bodies down Captain Mehl of the steamer told Coroner Clarey when he returned from of the suuUeu bout BULLETINS WONT AAID INDIA July Ger man government has no Intention of undertaking a campaign Into Foreljjri Secretary Von Kuehlmann a questioner In the SIX LOST July Amer ican army transport homeward After landing several thousand soldiers In torpedoed and sunk In the war lone Monday Six members of the crew are miss but all the other with been landed at a FVsrteh No army personnel or passengers wera KILLED July One man killed as a result of a railroad accident at six oclock this morning when the Barnum and Bailey Circus train number two crashed Into the rear end of New York Central New YorkChi cago Limitedat four miles west of The man killed was Thomas of Murphys a TO JOIN July Terest minister of foreign af fatrs in the last Kerensky has arrived says an Exchange Telegraph dis patch from He fled from Russia byway of the Murman Coast and expects to join Ker who 14 now in Writer Out That Ru mania Must Be Drained to Save Germany July well into June of the present the gravest fears were entertained in Berlin for the failure of German cropsowing to the drougMt in April and Dieekmann in the Taeglische but later the change of weather brought an improvement so that without exaggerated expecta tions the new crop beginning August promises to be better than the last The writer Insists that a full pound should bo exacted from Rou whose crop must be subject ed to the strictest Turning to the meat supply the writer fears that next year will bring but little He says the majority the breeders declare that Germanys stock of cattle and pigs will take ton years to recover their normal he are turning in greater to vegetarianism this being conclusively evident in the multiplication of kitchen es pecially in the vicinity of large PLOIAGAINST CANJIHORITIES Had Plot to Establish Bolshevik Reign in Canada MS RUDY Supremacy of Allies Is So Great Now That Huns Could Be Stopped WILL BE NO GREAT YIELDING OF LAND ALLIES NOW July man power and rapidly extending con trol of the air have permitted the adoption of a new policy by General supreme commander of the al lied armies on the Western in the opinion1 of many observers They believe the sequence of hard local blows that have been struck recently British and Italian troops show that a new phase of the great battle is develop which might expand into a ma jor operation on any part of the front where tlie situation was found favor Reports of the recent highly suc cessful strokes at the German lines are taken here to indicate that General Foch no longer feels under the ur gent necessity of keeping rigidly on the defensive in order to conserve his forces for the expected renewal of the German The fact that the Germans have become completely sur prised and overwhelmed by several of local cttunter operations is believ ed to the Work of the al lied It is regarded as quite probable that will be able to form curate estimates of the course and strength of the blow before de livered and his concentrations of reserves If officers here have hopes that the German as when it does can be stopped without any considerable sur render of territory July arrest of Andrew alleged co conspirator of John who was committed tor trialon charges ot the police believe they have discovered a continentwide plot to overthrow lawful authority and es tablish a similar regime to that in stituted in Russia by Trotsky and Arraigned in the police court yes Bobanko pretended not to understand English when the govern ment interpreter translated letters written by the accused to organiza tions of Union of Russian Wqrkmen in Montreal and otheaCanadian In these letters the local authorities were termed parasites while mem beri of the union were urged to keep up the fight bloody mi litarism of Bookscontaining minutes of secret meetings hsid in disused school House wereput as evi dence by JroVn Attorufy Bo banko committed for trial the f the Ontario ALL lUPS SAFE July la officially announced through the office of the chief press censor that the City of a Canadian troop ship having troops on board has gone ashore on the Atlantic coast during a dense fogv The troops and crew all have been safely tak en off and It is thought that the ship herself may become a total RESCUED 700 July rescue by an American patrol vessel of seven hundred troops from the Canadian troopship City of wrecked off the Atlantic was reported here The Am erican vessel ran through a thick fog to reach the City of which went down soon after all hands had been taken GREETS KERENSKY AS LEADER OF NEW DEMOCRACY New July the aid of all Russian political fac tions in the United ex cept Bolshevik and Monarch Ingerman of New chairman of the executive committee of the Interparty league for restoration of free Rus sent a cable yesterday to Al exander Kerensky in greet ing him as the leader of Russian Democracy and supporting his plea for allied economic and mill aid for In behalf of the Interparty league for restoration of free Russia and uniting all Russian po litical factions In the United States except Bolshevik and Mon wo greet you as the lea der of the Rutiian democracy who upholds the best traditions of the Russian says the SULTAN KILLED IN REVOLUTION July have London from Dutchsour ces that the of the Sultan of Mohammed which occurred Wednesday was not due to natural and pre eumybly was pert of a revolution ary movement In the Ottoman env French Stop a German CounterAttack Artillery Is Increasingly Active ExMayor of New York Victim of Air plane Accident in Lake July Major John Purroy Mitchel for mer mayor of an officer in the army aviation service was instantly killed this morning at Gerstner Aviation Field while flying In a scout t John Purroy killed in an aviation accident became a fly er for the army after having been de feated last fall for reelection as may or of New He had served one term as the chief executive of this the youngest mayor ever elected to that On July next he would have been 39 years Major Mitchel went into the army service with previous military train having taken the course at Platte burg while he was Upon join ing the aviation corps he was trans ferred to San where after successfully covering the cadet train ing period he became a fullfledged He was frequently mentioned as having unusual DELIBERATE No Doubt About This Being Set tled Policy of The Germans July Reuters Ot tawa Limited is authoritatively informed that the out rage on the Llandovery which is the fourth hospital ship torpedoed this was deliberate and premed itated following upon orders given the submarine commander by super ior German which alleged the presence of eight flying officers on board the The allegation is foundationless and could easily Have been tested by the right of There is no doubt but that the submarine endeavored to slaugh ter all witnessesof the accord ing to Count Luxbergs phrase Spurlos It is clear the Ger man command has a settled plan ta destroy hospital ships as far July casual ties reported during the week ending today reached an aggregate of The losses were divided as follows Killed or died of 413 Wounded or of 413 These figures show a considerable falling off in the rate of British cas ualties reported as compared with those of week after 4veek during May and when the effects of the German attacks on the British front were revealing the The June casualties for averaged approximately 000 a for the last eight days in June they were more than The total casualties reported during May were or an average of more than a SAMMIES ON FIGHTING LINE July troops actually on the fighting lines in Europe about July 1 bvred according to Infor mation given today by Central chief of and other members of the war High 11 LOW Precipitation Fair dscldtdly French Repulse Attempt Germans To Win BacJ Ground VICTORY OF SAMMIES AND AUSTRALIANS WAS NOTABLE ONE July German artillery was active last night In tlje region between VlllersBreton neux and the northeast of where the Australians have recently gained valuable according to todays War Office WERE REPULSED July troopa last night attempted to raid the American sector In Lorraine at The War Office announc ed today that the enemy waa com pletely repulsed in this section as he was in raiding attempts at points on the Tho text of the statement reads French detachments penetrat ed the German linea and brought back Several thrusts by the mans at Chaume Wood upon the American sector at Xivray and A the were completely re r The night was quiet on trie ff mainder of the A Great Victory With the British Forces in Franca July whole today the main topic of was the remarkable success achieved in Thursdays attack south of the Somme by the combined Australian and American assisted by a fleet of Englishmanned EvenVhe German prisoners were ad mitting ruefully that the hadt been conducted cleverness and invincible To this was added a telegram from Field Mar shal Haig to forces involved ex pressing his warm congratulations on the victory which attended the opera tions and on the skill and gallantry with which it was The Australians and were holding their newlywon posses sions strongly after having repulsed a series of three counterattacks dur ing the on each flank and a third in the All these enemy assaults were thrown back and still more prisoners were added to the large number taken while many the hostile infantry perished the attemptsto regain tbatwnich they had V Vs Additional reports confirm previous ones that the enemy casualties oh Thursday were exceedingly heavy ana that the German list ot killed was very Not only did the attacking forces work havoc in the enemy but the supporting artillery maintaineda most destructive firo over the German Switzerland is Centre of Money in Banks July Swim federal council is making serious inquiries concerning reports that enormquf amounts of money have been in Swiss banks by eral billion francs have been ferred to Swiss banks through flerj man according to the of J The funds are destined to aidvflW volutkmary along Bolshevik lines in lUllert with Switzerland as a centra of according to the U is stated that the luoyem is encouraged by the ssttled today tho low controversy the guaranteed price of proving tj stltute for as by the TlM without prev iQUffy in and ssnt tM for hit ;