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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 8, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta yOLUME XL. LETHBRIDGB, ALBERTA, MONDAY, JULY 8, 1918 NUMBER 175 BOLSHEVIKI ARE A New Allied Drive in Albania Very Successful; Little Activity West Front Q- Allies Start New Operations on Albanian Front-Small Qierations on West Front FJCPECT BIG NEW BLOW AGAINST THE ITALIAN FRONT SOON Rome, July 8.-Italian and French troops in Albania on July 6 began an operation between the coast and the Tomorica Valley, the Italian War Office announced today. The operation still is In full and satisfactory development, the statement adds. More than a thousand prisoners so far have been taken by the Entente , alllcKi forces. London, July 8. - Au.stralian tjoops last night advanced their line astride the Sommo slightly � on^ front of three tliousand yards, sayB the official report from Meld Marshal Haig today. Several pri-joners were taken. The German anillory displayed tctlvlty In thoSomme region during the night. It was also eimllar-ly active north ot Albef fer In the vicinity of iBeatimonD-Hara�fl-, ami , on' the Flanders front In the neigh- borhSod of Bethune. NEW BLOW AGAINST ITALIANS PLANNED. Paris, July. 8r-CHavas Agency.) -A new off^stve Is impending on the Trentino front. General Lu-dondofff, says a dispatch to the Matin from reliable sources In v. Switzerland, .personally visited the Austrian headquarters and has hastened preparations for another blow against the Italians. Consldorablo reinforcements, it Is added, are being concentrated at Innsbrouck and Trent. FRENCH FRONT Paris. July 8.-There was soma activity last night by the artlUevy on* the westerly aide of the Marno salient between the forest ot Vll-lers-Cottoi'ots and the river Marno today's War Office statement shows. No infantry engagements took place. The text of the stat'j-mentn-eads: - "The night was marked by artillery actions between the forest of Villers-Cotteretts and the Marno. There were no Infantry actions." More Prisoners. Washington, July 8.-Capture of adtlUionail German prisoners .by American patrols in the Chateau Thierry region was reported in General Pershing's communication for Saturday rocolvod last night at the war department. In the Woevre a strong hostile party succeeded In entering an iyneri-can outpost position but was driven out by a counter attack. 0 PAGES ABIGSME Machinists To Number of Several Thousand Threaten to Walk Out N LEia DIVISION That the crop on the Lethbri'dgo division of the C. P. R. will this year amount to 10,000,000 bushels it favorable conditions obtain from now until harvest, and to not rao/e than 6,000,-OOO bushels If there is a continuation of the weather vvhich has prevailed during the past mo^th, Is the estimate ot the Lethbrldge Herald after a care lul perusal of all available reports, and after an inspection of much of the territory by iqeniberB of the staff. This'figure is admitted by crop reporting experts, to be as close to the mark as can be reached at this stage of the crop's development.^ The acreage under crop Is about 2,20(>,000 acres, It Is believed.- The previous report of 2,500,000 icres is discounted owing to the fact th^t much fliix which would have been sown was uot planted owing to the dry weather. The estimate therefore la" for an average.crop of three to five bushels over the whol^ ^.district. Copslderlng that in certain 'niBtrlotB. the farmers are now plough Ing up thAyme�t running also Into six 'figures has been made. The Pilling Land Co.*lntend to farm tho land themselves and extensive preparations are under way to seed a large tract next year. Tlje company has the ut most faith In that section of the" country, where many large deals have been mode this spring. att^ted soldiers returning from cap-may decide upon in the Interests bfUlvity in Russia are frequent occur- the civic employes* union in accord' ance "with their respective constitutions." ITALIAN GAINS. Rome, ilu{y 8.>-Italian troops yesterday advuneetl fheir filint line in the region of Cor La Pri-ble, the Italian war office announced. In the Grappa region the Italians gained further ground northward of Masslk on Saturday. Eight enemy airplanes were destroyed yesterday In air battles. THE WEATHER High....................... Low...................... Forecast-Fine with a higher temperat'jjfe �� ., 84 . 46 little ences. Prisoners cite an incident ot a band ot officers and men who occupied a wood near Judonburg and set the authorities at defiance. '-7- DOWNED HIS 6TH Belgian Army Hoadquarters, June 27.-.Ian OiioBlagors, who was the loading Belgian aviator seven or eight years ago, and who established var-(o\iR records in those days of the do-, velopment of the airplane, has just been credited with downing his sixth German airplane. Since tho war h? has been the leader of the Belgian, air fighters. Deforo taking up air tlght-ing lie was a racing motor cyclist making many world's records on the IcoHtlnott " Montreal, July 8.-Representatives of the Federated Trades of the mechanical and car departments of the Dominion railv;ays have wired to all local unions asking for power to call a strike if the Canadian Railway War Board, with which they have been negotiating for substantial wage increased, continues to refuse to grant their demand. Replies were coming fn today and un\on officials announced that it was practically certain that by tomorrow they would be invested with the "power to send out a strike order. BIG mm% No Summer Vacatibn-Nationwide Prohibition and Telegraph Control Washington, July 8.-Nation-wide prohibition as a war emergency meas ure and water power legislation, urged by the administration were before congress when it went back to work today with all hopes of an extended summer vacation abandoned. Hearings before the senate interstate commerce committee on the house resolution authorizing the presi dent to take over and operate during tho war, telegraph, telephone, cable and radio systems, were not expected to begin before next week, as some members of the committee were not in Washington. Postponement ot the strike of Western Union telegraph op orators called tor ^oday, was not expected to cause delay in senate action on the resolution as the president was understood to have other and more pressing reasons for desiring enactment of the legislation. NSPECTOR PIPER Now Assistant Supt. of Provin cial Force-Successor Not Yet Named REVOLUTION BREAKS OUT IN MOSCOW, BUT BOLSHEVIKI REPORT IT HAS BEEN SUPPRESSED; SEVERE FIGHTING TAKES PLACE IN STREETS SUPREME CONFIDENCE /Paris, July 8,^(Havat Agency) -Premier Clemenceau has returned to Paris after two busy dayc at the front with eenfldonce unshaken In the future. The premier v/ent Into the advanced trenches, tall momentous consequences and compare it to tho murder of Arch Duke Francis Ferdinand at Sarajevo tour years ago. The Express adds: "German influence in Russia can only be established on It solid basis by the maintenance of a great army ot occupation. Russia may once more play a part in the war." The Daily Chronicle expects that if the German emperor: has his way there will be a march on Moscow ac companied by ruthless warfare, al though it is possible a more prudent policy, may prevail, especially Lenine and Tcherltoherln will accept almost any demand^ for reparation, however nbioct. It thinks, nevertheless, that such a surrender might precipitate tho fall of the Bblgbevikl government. . OlTicial Report Basil, July S.-^-Nlkolal Lenine, Bolshevikl premier, has sent the following message to M, Jofte, Russian minister at Berlin regarding the assaaain-atlon of Von Mirbach, the German am bassador at Moscow:-k "'fwo unknown men .onteredi.;-th8 KAVE-INAT COAtCREEMN^ (Special to the Herald) rernle, July 8.-A cave-in took place early this morning in No. 1 Mine south at Coal Creak. Foi^ tunately it occurred before the morning shift went to work and only one man, James ^Wills, a track layer Is known to have been In the mine at the time of the cave-in. Rescue parties are at work apd it will be some time before thS extent of the cave-In hat been a^ certained or the whereabouta oiP Wills'known, UKRAINE (SOVT. RBSIONH.^ Amaterdam, July 8.-Tha Ukrainian government haa raslgnHd : and M. Markievlteh, a Soclallttr,' Federalist, has been charged with ' the formation of a new eablnaV ^ according to a Lemburn dil>*t9l|^ <. to the Vienna Nau*. Fr(� Pr�tM< : 4 C9A 18?7?0 15 ;