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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Southern Alberta's Big Amalgamated Stampede and Fair, Lethbridge, July 22nd to 27th ikxM VOLUME XI: LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA; TUESDAY, JULY fl, 191 vS NUMBER 176 CHANGES CONING IN RUSSIA Attack on Four-Mile Front Has Considerable Success / for French BULLETINS PENETRATE GERMAN TOENCHES TO DEPTH OF MILE-PRISONERS Parli, July 9-French troop* early thia morning attacked the German lines en a front of atfout two and a half mllea west of An-theull, on the front betweea Mont DIdler and the Olae, penetrating the enemy potltlona and making an advance of a mile at certain points, the War Office announced today. A German counter attack upon the French llnies at the Loges Farm, In the area of this advance, was repulsed, the Fvrench entirely maintaining their gains. Prison-' era were takert to the number of 450, includlng^fourteen officers, IrPthe Longpont region! east of the Retz Forest, the French increased their gains of yesterday and took additional prisoners. London, July 9.-Raiding opera-. tions carried out last night by British troops in the region east of Arras netted a few prisoners, the Wi^r Office announced today. South of the Semme River, the German artillery has been displaying activity' in bombarding th� position* recently captured by �ritiah foreca there. , , . Rome Dispatch ' PAritj, Jttly,7.-(Havaa ABency)- Ciermapy. will send' three army .corps to the" aid of Austria, according to._a liome dispatch.to tlie Temps. in Albania Rome, July 9-^The allied offensive inr Albania is continuing, the War Office "announced today. New progress.has been made along the left wing on the Adriatic coast, the land forces being assisted by British monitora. >v The Itallari! infantry captured the toWn of Fieri and took important he jghts. More than 1300 prisoners Were taken in the advance. V "Italian cavalry passing between the Western.slopes of thp Malacastra and the sea, daringly attacked the enemy rear and destroyed bridges over the Memini at Metal I. Fieri (about 18 miles north of Aviona the Italian base on the Adriatic) has fallen Into our.hands'. 'Strong positions at Qafa Qrava and Corocop, strongly defended by the enemy, are in our possession. "At {h�'he.ad of the Tomorloa we have ofirfled the contested heights of>t;afa DeyVls. Our own and British airplanss lent aid during the fighting. The number of prisoners .h�s reached to more than 1306... The capture of guns, irpl|insB and machine guns, num-, be'rs not specified, and a largs quantity of booty. Is reported." IS DECORATEb Washington, July 9,--Major General D. MacLatfhIan, military attache of the British embassy, has been notified of hie appointment'as a companion of the Order of the Bath as a reward for his services in the war. APPEAL FOR PRAYERS ew, York, July 9.-An appeal to the American people by Cardlnais Gitlbons, Farley and O'Connell, to pray three times daily for the success of American arms was made public here today. The appeal was entitled "fight and pray." TO HONOR MITCHEL. New York, July 9.-Ropresenta-tlves of foreign couhtries will Join with the city, state and nation in paying tribute for three days to the memory of Major John Purroy MItchei, former mayor of New York, who fell to his desth from an airplane at Gerstner Field, La., last Saturday. WORK ON PEACE TERMS. Bloomington, Ind., July 9.- Amos i-lersey, professor of political acfence at the Indiana University and a recognised authority on international law, has been grant-ed~a leave of absence for one year from the university to go to Washington and work for the Carnegie Foundation concerning peace terms when world peace is restored. , Ottawa, July 3.--Fotlowlng representations by a number of child spoclal iBtsreliitlvo to the ilmjiortanco ot hav Ing avalltthlo a supply fit farina tor (aedlng young ohlldren, particularly during tl\e hot summer months, today the Canada Food Board made arrange-' tnetits jttor this product to ho obtained in'grocei'ir aiid drug etorea, upon vr^sdntatlon b( a. doctor's certllicatB. Ret�ll crocere and druggiats may place thelrtOroctors may place orders In th� Ban)e way for supplies ot farina for hMpltals and sanitaria, Retail grocers or.druggists will be required to give an understanding, that they �win not sell this tpod except under the coiidUioQF) prii.)|crllied by the ' food FATALLY INJURED. Paris, July 9.-Capt. Webster, an Amerlcarf infantry officer, suffered fatal injuries when a military automobile, he was driving collided with another machine, at Villers-Sous-Grss, in the. depart-ment,of Seine et Marne, according to ^e Matin. Captain Webster died in a hospital at Fontainbieu several hours after the accident. Ten French officers *ho were in the car were Injured. EEFFORTIO MEET DEMANDS Montreal, July 9.-A further conference between the members of the Canadian War B^rd and the representatives of the Federated Shop Trades Brotherhoods, whose demand >for a wage increase may result in a Dominion-wide strike was held today. Short of impossible concessions, it was iiinted, the raiiway wa-board will mal^e every possible effort to meet the demands of the men and to preserve immediate peace. One of the union officials admits that there is a radical element among theifi. It was said the decision to communicate with trie local unions throughout Canada, the question of calling a strike Uthe full terms esked of the companies was refused, was by ne- means unanlmou*. ALeiAMlfliY ES QUMEUHG HEMSEIVES 'oliti'cal Situation in Central Powers is Growing Worse, Say Dispatches BULGARIA AND TURKEY ARE STILL QUARRELLING OVER THE WAR SPOILS Ottawa, .Tuly 9.-Tho' following Is o review ot the political situation existing In the countries of the Central Powers, cabled by the Imperial ministry Of information, and issued here by the director' o� public Information: "Darkness still surrounds German situation regarding , the Kuehlmann speech which rovealS a deep and subterranean cleavage in Gei'man opln ion so that It is doubtful if Kuehlmann will net' be forced to resign. A notable symptom 1b the outspoken attl tude in Hungary where there aro In. dicatlons of a stiffening attitude'toward Germany. Tho Neue Frele Presse of June 9 reports an Interview in Germany with Chancellor .Von Payer on the Central European sit ustion. He suggests a community among the Central Powers, 'so intimate that the Idea of any separation should in tact be excluded.' "Leading Hungary politicians crlt lolze this and are 'prepared to admit no idea that would infringe on- tho sovereignty-of Hungary. "Count Tlz�a declared in tho Hun garlau parliament on June 19 that tho vice-chancellor will have to revise his ideas it he seriously, desires an al liance with us.' The change in the Bulgarian government shows Dul garia's discontent at her German and Turkish allies' action in denying her tho full share ot the spoils. Mallnov represents the I;itransigeant or, un compromislngly republican policy-as regards the whole Dobrudja and wesf' ern Thrace, but though the change of ministry shows a weariness of rulers ;\nd th^ war there Is no indication of a less pro-German policy. "Recent and current events In Rus Bia and Siberia together with the Eng. llsh Labor party conference and the appearance of Kereusky all tend-to show a stlftenlng ot the universal- enthusiasm insfavor of helping the real Rwssia free herself from the' German peril." CAPELLETELLS MOSTLY LIES statement on Submarii^e Situation Calculated to Deceive German People' With the British Army in Er,inco, .Tuly 'J.-WhilH !.'-(' main resi.-.tancc n a great enemy dr've niu:-.; nociLssnrlly come from tho artillery and Inrnntri', it is not always _ realizi.'d how much the allied air forces con!ri))Hte to the work ot applying tlin liralifis to the Oermah military maclilne. During the early stages oZ an offensive, the whole chnrnctnr ot the air fighting changes. Wlillo maintaining reconnaissance and bomliin,? behind the enemy'a lines, n rreat number of machines aro sent up wlili .i roving commission to harrass nrd iijipode the a.'Ivance by causing tile niuxlmum at iJiconvenience. They attack cross roi;!a and Ira- Ottawa, July 9.-It Is officially announced throuWh the chief press censor's oPMcB tha't the following troop* have,arrived In the United Kingdom: Infantry draft No; .7, First.Battalion, E.O.R., Kingston, Ont. \ Infantry ^raf t. Nova Scotia. Artillery dijaft No. 28, London; Artillery draft No. 32, Winnipeg; Artillery draft No. 34, Vancouver; Artillery draitt No. 36, Cafgary; Artillery draft No, 48, Toronto; Artillery draft No. 48, Kingston; Artillery dratt No. 51, Montreal. Hallway ConBtruotlon draft No. 40, NUieara, 0�t.; Railway Construction drhtt No. 54, Niagara, Ont. Nursing llUters. Details. SHOES CUT LOWER BUT NOT IN PRICE Woirk of the Air Forces porfant junctions, they dL'strcy dimips and transports and thoy disporso concentrations of troops. For this work some of tlio fastest and most rooblln ot tlglitinK macii-.nes are omployeil, flown iiy pilots especlr.iiy trained -'r obstructive fighting. In modern war an advance must go by time tal)lc. An hour's delay �in taklnE an objcctlvo tho result of an unexpected ol)Btinate resistance at a vital point, may load to dislocation of the whole movement. There can bo little doubt that llio failure of the German command to develop the initial advantages gained in the fighting this spring was due largely to the splendid work done by the entente airmen. FIGURES A BLUFF Germans Would Like to Think America Was Only ' Bluffing Washington, July 5--Publication in Swiss papers ot the text of Secretary Baker's .letter to Piesldent Wilson giving the American troops movement to Europe by rapntli.?. caused German authorltlee to permit its publication in Germany, according to a dispatch received from Berne. Tho KoelniacBe Zcitnnjr published tho letter under tlio heading "American Blur;'," the dispatch says, and commented as tollows: "Mr. Baker thlnlfs he will be able to dissipate all doubts about the exactitude of his flgucs with recitations. It is. however, only the usual American bluff. We know from reliable sources that the figures in auostion are inordinately exaggeraf.d and In uo way correspond to. tlie/truth." ALLiEO \mmm Germans Will Get Big Surprise Jolt in Russia Soon, is the Prediction Germans Anxious Over Situation in Siberia-Crisis Approaches in Russia GREAT CHANGES V ' ARE FORECASTED; SURPRISE FOR HUNS U. S. Govt. Makes No Statement -Allied Nations Discussing Problem TO ERECT BIGGEST IRELESS STATION Marconi Gets Permission From Argentine to Build Huge Plant There Washington. July 0.-Statement as to the details of the new policy toward Russia, believed to have been definitely decided upon, was not forthcoming from high officials today and it was intimated that the line of operation to be followed would not be revealed, fluuiore that a statement from the White House was under consideration could not bo confirmed today. Possibilities of endangering the programme to be carried out through information reaching Germany was regarded as tlie cause of the unusual re-licence in official circles. Interchag-es on the Russian situation between allied capitals are proceeding. It is known and It was assumed that the subject of such communications was taken up at a conference yesterday between President Wilson and the British amhaseador. Furnishing aid to'elements in Russia or Siberia opposed to Germany through the taking of action at Kola, on the Arctic Ocean, or at Vlndlvistok is a plan which is regarded as favorable in the opinion of observers not conversant with the plan believed to have been actually decided upon by the government. Bolton, July 9.-Hiah ahoei of varloua ahadea will continue In vog^ua for women and mliaet the; gaming winter, but next aprlno . will aee marked ehanoea In hapea and colore aa a mult of the war. Thte wee Rolnted out by �peakara yeatarday at the annual ahoe end leather ajyie ehow, whlch^waa attended by dcalera from all parts of the country. THE WEATHER HlBh ........... Lew ..... ----.........'., Fereeaet-^FIna and Mfarrn, Washlhgton, July 9.-Optimistic statements regarding submarine. ac-complislitnents made^Hjy Admiral Von Capolle, German minister of marine, �Uefore the relchstag on Saturday, are rtescvlbod by naval ottlcers hevie as typical ot the misinformation which is being given the German-people. Secretary o� the Navy Daniels, after reading tho cabled extracts from Ad-tnlral Von Capelle's speech, remarked that ho preferred to tajce Admiral Sims' view ot the altuatlon. - It is admitted in navy circles, that it la impossible to secure absolutely accurate figures on the destrucllon^ot submarines, but allied officials have reasons to belleva that the rate of sinkings has definitely overtaken the maximum possible German construe-tlon Buenos Ayres, July !).-The Marconi Company is to erect the largest wireless station in the world near Beunos Aires. Germany, before the departure ifrom Buenos Aires ot Count Lux-burg, the deposed German minister, made every effort to gain the consent ol the Argentine government to the maintenance of a wireless station powerful enough to maintain direct communication with the hlg German station at Nauen. Such a station had been established but when Luxburg was given his passports this station was dismantled. It had been operating under a tempor-hry concession to enable a German syndicate' to conduct experiments, on the "promise that the- station would merely attenvpt to receive dispatches and the station would not be used f.^-the transmission ot messages. It la ter hecame known that thfe stnt'in wos sending as well as receiving. This Gorman station was situated about i5 miles from Buenos Aires. Tho Argen fine gbvernn.ent soaled and later dismantled it) SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST OFFICERS , Toronto, July 9.-Eight non-eommissiohed officers of the Roy.il Air Force, quartered at Bur-wash hsil here were placed In custody yesterday awaiting trial by ^ourt^martlal on charges of theft and conspiracy. ' Th^ charges arose but of theft and aaii of passes for the release of men from duty for certain periods of time. VETERANS SUPPORT TORONTO STRIKE Soldiers Not To Act as Strike-Breakers-Otlter Unions Support Toronto, July 9.-Support from outside the ranlts of organized labor Is being accorded to the striking civic employes^ After a lengthy discussion last night the central branch of the Great War yetevann' Association ox pressed itself at heing opposed to any of its members acting as strike breakei-s. Other lobor organisations are preparing to assist the striking civic employes if it is found that tho strikers cannot win out with their own resources. The building trades league, which embraces 18 trades uniono, expressed sympathy last nigiit for tho strilcors and empowered the executive to call a special mooting at any time. iVIUST GO TO JAIL AMERICAN AERIAL AID DEVELOPING Paris, July 9.-Hopek founded en American aerial aid to the%l-lies 'will soon be realized, says Captain Herteaux, the famous French aviator, who has JustTo-turned from a visit to the United Statss, in a statement to the Associated Press. Both pilots and machlnea are coming, over in largs numbers. A DEFICIT, Washington, July 9.-Operation of the el^ht; Inter state express companies during January, ISIS, resulted in a deficit ot |1,637,7B7. the Inter state oominorce commlasloti reported today. Only the Southerm Bxpress Company made' u .profit' durlnc the month, its operating Income being $g9,6Sil). The 1 laflaiit. loss was that o( the Am;loa;i] to tho Times by i ?S�pre?B Company. $762,645, '--^ (Borrfsiienilent, Paris, July 9.-Police Commissioner Priolet, at the request of Captain Bouchardon of the military court, yesterday questioned IVt. Jo>Jcl . count Rhondda a* food eoAtrell*^. - CHARGED WITH BLOWING' UP ITALIAN WARSHIF Rome. July Thre� Italian sailors and one Italian soldier ar* being tried by a court martial on-a charge of having ^blown up the Italian battleship Benedetto Brin, September 27, 1916, by placing an infernal machine In the gun-roomi The defendants are A'ehill** Meai ohinei. Gugllerno Maitollni. Marl* Azzoni, ail blue jaeket*, aMi Trooper Giorgio Carpi. ~ ITALIAN FINANCE , Rome, July 9.-Italian revaWti* for the year ended 'June 30 ax> eaeded that of th* pr*e*dlna-y*ar by 895.000.000 lire, th* ffnanea minister annoiiv**.'For th* pr9*i,\ ent year. notwIthaUndlna |h* loaav of r*e*lpt* of th* provlnu* Hmr cupl*d by th* *n*my In th* fMl of 1117, tK* aggragata r���lvfi: waa 4,100.000,000 lira, in thr^o. y*iir* of war th* ylaA fram. taK>' atiorf haa iner*a**4 LMftOOO^ llr*. or 12S p*r c*qt �y�lt;||h�i yfJK/ nd*d Jung W. ,191�. ' i Mi 9539 ;