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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 8, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME JULY 1918 NUMBER 175 ARE THEIR GRIP A New Allied Drive in Albania Very Successful tf f Little Activity West Front Allies Start New Operations on Albanian Operations on West Front EXPECT BIG NEW BLOW AGAINST THE ITAJJAN FRONT SOON July and French In Albania on July 6 began an operation between the coact and tne Tomorica the Italian War Office announc ed The operation still In full and develop the etatement More than a thousand far have been taken by the Entente allied July Australian troops last night advanced their line astride the Somme slightly en a front of thousand Bays the officlal report from Eield Sfarshal Several prl joners were The German artillery displayed ictivlty to the Somme region dur ing It was also similar ly active Iktfth of Albertr In the vi lulfijty and on thfr Flanders front in the neigh borhSod of NEW BLOW AGAINST ITALIANS Havas new offensive is impending on the Trentiho General Lu says a dispatch to the Matin from reliable sources visited That the crop on the Lethbridge division of the will this year amount to bushels If favor able conditions obtain from now until and to not more than 000 bushels if there is a continuation of the weather which has prevailed luring the past Is the estimate of the Lethbrldge Herald after a care ful perusal of all available and after an inspection of much of the territory by members of the This figure is admitted by crop re porting expertt to be as close to the mark as can be reached at this stage of the crops The acre age under crop is about It is The previous report of is discounted owing to the fact that much flax which would haje been sown was not planted owing to the dry The estimate therefore la for an average crop of three to five bushels over the whofb Considering that In certain the farmers are now plough Ing up their crpp or turning in thefr the acreage be cut will probably be only half of that and this will mostly lie along the Crows Nest and Cardston In a tour of the country yesterday to round to Macleod and back to the Herald repre sentative saw some good fields from Raymond to and again at At Monarch there has been much of the land badly blown and good crops are seen alongside bad Nothing was seen which would make more than 18 bushels under the most favorable and the outlook la that 10 to 12 bushels will be the best that can be expected even from best crops in the territory Hay Crop The hay crop throughout the south this year will be little more than half ou the irrigated On the where much hay Is usually cut for there will be an almost total failure except in the foothill country Where some very good meadows may be Jt Is expected that the sell ing price of new domestic hay will start at not less than par ton and bay to predicted for next the Austrian headquarters and has hastened preparations for ano ther blow against the Considerable it is are being concentrated at Innsbrouck and FRENCH FRONT July was some activity last night by the artillery orf the westerly side of the Marne salient between the forest of Vil lersCotterets and the river Marne todays War Office statement No infantry engagements took The text of the state ment Breads The night was marked by artil lery actions between the forest of VillersCotteretts and the There were no infantry More July of additional prisoners American in the Cha teau Thierry region was reported in General Fershlngs communica tion for Saturday received last night at the war In the Woevre a strong hostile party succeeded in entering an can outpost position but was driv en out by a counter TORONTO FACES A BIG STRIKE Machinists To Number of Sev eral Thousand Threaten to Walk Out July faces the danger of another strike which would be more serious than that among the civic TThe International Association of Machinists meeting with the Amalgamatetd Society of Engin eers decided in connection with the Russell Motor car The meeting was attended by 1200 trades unionists and was presided over by Harry general organizer of the machinists Practically every machine shop in and around Tor onto were The following resolution was unan imously adopted and wired to minister of last night by John secretary of the press committee The International Association of Toronto and its cooperating with the Amalgamated Society of have decided to take a general strike vote next Sun day if the strike at the Russell Motor Company la not settled within forty eight There is little room for compromise upon the issue which the union has decided to If is for the recog nition of the Two weeks ago I he secretary of one of the machinists local unions was dismissed for furth ering trade union propaganda in two factory of the Russell Motor Car Com pany during His fellow trade unionists left work in when the company refused to rein state Uses Its Power July intends to use its to win the strike of the civic employes of Toronto if it is The International Associa tion of Machinists and Amalgamated Society of whose members in Toronto exceed three thousand passed the following resolution That both societies do hereby sig nify their wllllngneis to take any ac tion that the Toronto district council may decide upon in the interests of the civic union in accord ance with their respective constitut ITALIAN yeeterriay advanced their fifcnt line In the region of Col La Pri the Italian war office an In the Grappa region the Italians gained further ground northward of Massik on Eight enemy were des troyed yesterday In air THE WEATHER High 84 Low 46 with a little higher temperature SAYS MARE STILL VERY EFFECTIVE Von Capelle Tells Reichstag That His Submarines Are Doing Their Work SAYS THE BRITISH REPORTS EXAGGERATED SUBS STILL EFFECTIVE July sub marines are increasing both in num ber and according to a dec laration made by Vice Admiral Von minister of the In the debate on the third reading of the na val estimates in the He asserted that reports of submarine losses have been exaggerated by the entente Von Capelles statement was made in response to a reference by a depu ty of the Center to the announcement of the French undersecretary of tho that twothirds of the German Uboats had been sunk while twice the number which Germany is able to build are being Those figures are said Admiral Von as isalso the recent statement by the British ister of marine that aince January last the number sunk exceeded new con The facts are quite the re All reports about Uboat losses spread the enemy are As far as the number and quality of our Uboats are our wea pon is increasing in The enemy press has spread the report everywhere that the submarine is no longer and to re peat is no longer a dan ger but only a We should not allow ourselves to influenced by such confident speeches of the The result of the submarine must one day natur ally decrease when the sea traffic al so decreases but this can as little al ter the final result as the circumstance that under specially favorable condi tions a greater loss of submarines can temporarily occur than The willto victory which led our army in the west from victory to victory is also alive in our navy and the Uboat war too will reach its Things Are Goinfe Very Badly On Front and at Home July Wireless many AustroHungar ian prisoners captured by the Italians in the course of therecent interesting information has been gleaned of conditions onthe battle front as well as in tho dual monarchy noncommissioner of ficers and men agree that things along the front lino are going very badly and that although the officers and men are not actually starving they are always Horses dying from exhaustion or wounds are at once cut up and eaten by the There is a great scarcity of food throughout both Hungary and airu disturbances caused by dis affected soldiers returning from cap tivity in Russia are frequent occur Prisoners cite an incident of a band of officers and men who occupied a wood near Judenburg and set the authorities at DOWNED HIS 6TH Belgian Army June who was the leading Belgian aviator seven or eight years and who established var ious records in those days of the de velopment of the has Just been credited with downing his sixth German Since the war he has been the leader of the Belgian Air Before taking up air fight ing he was a racing motor cyclist making many worlds records on the coutiuei BULLETINS AT PUBLIC July Allen owned property valued at millions of is soon to be put on the market at a of public now being arranged by In the office the alien proper ty GIRL July Marlon Caitldy le the first Canadian girl to go In for She left To ronto yesterday for Long Island to take a three months after which she she may be al lowed to go to England to join the air EARTH July earth quake of considerable intensity occurredabout 2500 from probably in South recorded on George town University seismographs this The tremors be gan at growing in in tensity a no1 ending at SERIOlA EPIDEMIC July epidemic of Spanish grippe has invaded Swlt zerland and attacking particularly persons un der forty of Several have occurred among In terned British prisoners at Chat eau Dex and a military doctor at Soleure died from the SUGGEST July response to an InquirywfroVn acting Federal the and Labor Council last evening sent a telegram outlin ing conditions and alio the sug gestion was made that in the event of the company declining the cars running soon the government should appoint a com missioner to operate the system the War Measures Act un til a time the dispute Is satisfactorily Pilling Land Pays For Property of Ray Knight v In spite of a partial crop which ordinarily would take all the edge off farm land land is still being purchased and one of the biggest deals of the year has Just been Ray Kulght has sold the famous Buck Ranch south of Raymond to the Pilling Land of the deal having been completed on The Buck which has been the home ranch of the Knight inter ests ever since they were established in Southern it a tract of 4000 acres which la splendidly equip ped for farming and ranching purpos It boasts of one of the largest find finest barns in the whole touth All the buildings are elec trically and the place has a splendid water The price is understood to have been over the and the ini ttal running also into six figures lias been The Pilling Land to farm tho land themselves and extensive preparations are under way to seed a large tract neit The company has the ut most faith in that section of thecoun where many large deals have been made this SUPREME CONFIDENCE July Agency Premier Clemenceau re turned to Paris after two busy at the front with confidence unshaken in the The premier went Into the advanced talked to oth er and soldiers and found them all ready to meet the enemy HUN CROPS July dis today report that followed rain fall in many of toocropVind low Assassination of German Minister In Russia May Prove Match to Powder of a New Revolution RAILWAY SHE If Railway War Board Cohtin ues to Refuse Demands of Union Men July tives of the Federated Trades of the mechanical and car depart ments of the Dominion railways have wired to all local unions asking for power to call a strike if the Canadian Railway War with which they have been negotiating for substantial wage continues to refuse to grant their Replies were coming in today and union offic ials announced that it was prac tically certain that by tomorrow they would be invested with the power to send out a strike No Summer wide Prohibition and Telegraph Control July prohibition as a war emergency meas ure and water power urged by the administration were before congress when it went back to work today with all hopes of an extended summer vacation Hearings before the senate inter state commerce committee on the house resolution authorizing the presi dent to take over and operate during tho cable and radio were not expected to begin before next as some members of the committee were not in Postponement of the strike of Western Union telegraph op erators called for was not ex pected to cause delay In senate action on the resolution as the president was understood to have other and more pressing reasons for desiring enact ment of the Now Assistant of Provin cial Not Yet Named Inspector of the provincial police has been promoted to the rank of assistant superintendent of the provincial and will leave for Edmonton to take up his new duties next His successor here has not yet been Inspector Piper came from Macleod where he was stationed with the mounted with which force he had been for On the organ ization of the provincial force he came here as He is known as one of the best police officers in the WESTERN WERE ON BOARD July press censor permits the following announcement for regarding thu com position of the troops on the stranded City of all of whom were res cued ami brought safely to a Canad ian Atlantic port by various The troops were made up of railway operating and railway construction units from Ontario Royal Canadian Engineers and Infantry reinforce ments from Saskatchewan and Assassination Is Believed to Be Act of Russian Patriots Rous ed to Over Cruelties of the German May Be First Act of New Revolution Against German Dominion in Is Running High REVOLUTION BREAKS OUT IN BUT BOLSHEVIKI REPORT IT HAS BEEN SUPPRESSED SEVERE FIGHTING TAKES PLACE IN STREETS July soon as Em peror William heard of the as sassination of Count Von the German ambassador to Rus according to an Exchange Te legraph dispatch from Amster he ordered Foreign Minister Von Kuehlmann to break off nego tiation with the Russian delegates in A strong guard has been placed before the house of Bolshevik ambassador In Ber as it Is feared that the popu lace of the capital will inaugurate an antiRussian All the German newspapers de clare the murder of Count Von Mlrbach must inevitably have a great influence on Nikolai the Bolshevik is endeavoring to placate the Germans by appointing an extraordinary commission of in vestigation to prove the death of Count Von July of news from various sources Indi cate that the assassination of Count Von the German ambassador to was ac companied by a formidable up rising against the Bolshevik In A Russian wireless dispatch claims that the uprising has now been completely suppressed and the tone of the message indicates that the suppression was accom plished with sanguinary the orders being that all who showed resistance to the Bolshe vik should be shot on the SEVERAL HUNDRED hundred Rut Including the Social Revol utionary leader have been arrested at HEAVY FIGHTING July took place in Moscow between Bolshevik forces and revolution ary Socialiste following the assas sination of Count Von the German accord ing to an official dispatch today from On leaving the German em the dispatch the as sassins took refuge in a building occupied by the revolutionary This building was de fended by machine Details of the fighting have not been re July assassination of Count Von the German ambassador to Russia reported yes terday is seen as an event of great Importance which may have far reaching results by the newspapers The Daily Mail and the JJally Ex press agree the assassination may have momentous consequences and compare it to the murder of Arch Duke Francis Ferdinand at Sarajevo four years The Express adds German influence in Russia can only be established on a solid basis by the maintenance of a great army of Russia may once more play a part in the The Daily Chronicle expects that if the German emperor has his way there will be a march on Moscow ac companied by ruthless al though it is possible a more prudent policy may especially as Lenine and Tcherltcherin will accept almost any tor however It neverthe that such a surrender might pre cipitate the fall of the Bolshevik gov Official Report July Bol shevlki has sent the follow ing message to Russian min ister at Berlin regarding the assassin ation of Von the German am bassador at Moscow Jwo unknown wen entered ha German embassy at two oclock urrtay having documents from a special They threw a bomb into Count Von bachs wounding him so sev erely that he Representatives of the government immediately visited the embassy and expressed indignation at the which they considered as a political manoeuvre to provoke The government is taking every to discover the murderers and bring them before a special revolutionary Extra measures have been taken to protect the German embassy and The government requests to express to the German miJfit tut governments indig nation and convey its sympathy to the family of the late S Complications July their comments on the assassination of Count Mlr the Paris newspapers are unan imous in expressing the opinion that the event will be likely to cause the importance of which cannot The first awakening of the ven geance of Russia against is the light in which the Journal views while the Petit Journal won ders if it will not open a new phase of Germanys difficulties in the The state of tension existing be tween Russia and says the this assassination may lead to the most Interesting HumanUe the act not a vulgar but an act of open rebellion by exasperated patriot The as the views shows that there are still Russia men concerned with the dig nity of their country and embued with and the Petit Parisian comments that it was probably pat riotic indignation caused by thj ap proach of the German invader which the Position of July position of the CzechoSlovak forces operating in Siberia hae become more serious for according to a Vienna diipattm to the Berlin They already suffered several severe the message prisoners of war in Siberia are taking a prominent part in the fighting against the CM the Tageblatt Jl CAVEIN AT Special to the Herald July caveIn took place early this morning In 1 Mine south at Coal For tunately It occurred before tht morning shift went to work and only one Jamea a track layer Is known to have been in the mine at the time of tht Rescue parties are at work and It will be some time before extent of the caveIn been at contained or the of UKRAINE July Uk rainian government and been charged with the formation of new cahinaV according to a diaeateli to the Vienna Frit ;