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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 10, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Southern Alberta's Big Amalgamated Stampede and Fair, Lethbridge, July 22nd to 27th IVOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WIMDNESDAY, JULY 10, 1918 NUMBER 177 SIBERIA SECEDES HEVIKI STRIKES BECOMING TOO PREVALENT, DOMINION OF CANADA Artillery Duels Are Frequent -Enemy Shows Increased Activity BRITISH REPULSE ATTACKS AND MAKE NEW ATTEMPTS / _________ London, July 10.-Considerable activity was developed early this morning by the German artillery and machine guns In the region east of Amiens, from the vicinity of Villers-Bretonneux to the Ancre, aay* today's War Office report. Paris, July 10.-Artillery duels on the front north of Mont Oidler and south of the Aisne, near Chavlgny Farm, where French troops have recently made Inroads upon the German lines,, were announced by the War Office today. REPULSED London, July 10.-The Germans local attaclts In the Vli-leri-Bretonne.ux area, but these were repulsed. On the.Flanders front, the British carri$(^ out an operation In the vicinity of Merris, northeast of Nieppe V/ood, by means of which the line Was advanced a short dittance and prisoners were .Uken.. AMERICAN FRONT With the American Army on The Marne, July 10..-(Associated Press)-The fronts east and west of Chateau-Thierry where American troops hold positions have been unusually-quiet but It Is believed that heavy fighting may break loose at any moment. Last night the enemy artillery fire was far below normal. American gunners: maintained an intermittent bombardment of the enemy lines, especially In the region of Hill 204 west of Chateau-Thierry. Austrians Refuse To Be _ ___ ^ a Led By German General Rome, July 10.-Austria has declined to accept the German gcn-ei-al Otto Von Buclow, as commander-in-chief of the forces on the Italian front because Germany refused to send twelve German divisions with him, accordinn t deputies from certain exile and probably death at the hands of the Russian Bolsheviki, according to travellers reaching Franco from Jassy, tho temporary Rumanian capital. Soon aftor^the Russian Bolsheviki broke off relations with Rumcnla last January, as result of alleged antl-Bolshevikf activities on the Rumanian coast, several of tho officials were arrested at Odessa, following the Invasion of Bessarabia by Rumanian troops. They wore sentenced to exile to Sebastopol and were placed on hoard a ship to' be deported. None of them knew what their fate might lie and every one was convinced they never w.ould see their mitive country again. Colonel Boyle pleaded in their behalf with the Bolsheviki leaders and insisted upon their innocence. The Bolsheviki authorities were deaf to his appeals and would not revoke the sentence of exile. Colonel Boyle then declared that if tho Rumanian depu ties were deported ho would share their fate. A special steamer conveyed tfte deputies and Colonel Boyle to Sebastopol where, after a stay of several days, during which time the party suffeiert many hardships. Col onel Boyle finally convinced the Russians/ that the Rumanians were innocent and all were released! Colonel Boyle tobk them back to Odessa by the steamer on which they were deported to Sebastopol and accompanied them to Jassy, where ho was given a great reception by the people and governmenty King Fordin-.. and aw.irdod him the crown of Ru-' manlJ, the highest Rumanian decora tion. Colonel Boyle is six feet tall, rugged and broad as tho country ho comes from. It was he whc when, all means of communication were impossible, carried from Jassy to Odessa, tho Rumanian peace terms with tlie Bolsheviki, thus preventing hostilities, which at tho time seemed Imminent. ^AY TAKE ACTION TO BETTER CONTROL STRIKES IN FUTURE Ottawa. July 10.-Tho cabinet met in special session at 11 o'clock this morning to discuss the threatened strike of G.N.W. telograpners. / In thlfi connection tlio government Is in a curious situation. With the taking over of tho CIX.R- stock, the government became vfrtiia! proprietors'of the G.N.W., a subsidiary company. Both companies as yet retain their old dlrectonites and administration. "However," It was stated today, "the shareholders will be entitled to say somethln.i? in the matter before a strike la dodarod." Tho ])revnlenco of strikes in the Dominion, in proBress and threatened is now receiving close attention from the government. In view of the need for war effort, the probability is suggested of legislation by way of order-in-councll more closely to regulate strikes than Is now possible under the new IndnstrMl Disputes Investigation Act. General Strike. Toronto, July 10.-Unless the Dominion government acts today and secures the immediate reinstatement of two discharged employes of the Great Northwestern Telegraph Company, a general strike of these employes from one end of Canada to this other v.'IU be called at once by C. E. Hill, who is actlna here for S. J. Konenkanip, president of the international Comraei--clal Telegraphers' Union. tuEsmiio RESIST BOLSHEVIK Russian Soviet Govt. Resents Suggestion of Any Allied Interference. WILL JOIN GERMANY THE MOMENT ALLIED FORCES ENTER RUSSIA Amsterdam, July 10.-A declaration that the Soviet government of Russia would ally itself with / Germany in case of Anglo-Japanese intervention in Russia contained in a Moseo'w wireless dispatch printed in the Vienna Neue Freie Presse, according to an undated message to the Berlin Lo-kal Anzleger. The Vienna newspaper quotes the concluding sentence of the dispatch as follows: "If the Japanese and English should occupy Russian territory the Soviet government will immediately Join Germany," Give Protection. Amsterdam, .luly 10.-A member of the Bolsheviki government has taken up (juartora In tho Uennan embassy at Moscow, according to tho Berlin Ta-feeblalt. This Is for tho purpose of showing that the Bolshcviici government has undertaken to guarantee the safely of the German personnel. No Oecision Washington, July 10.-The government regards tho situation In Russia as so changeable as to make it impossible as yet to come to any decision as to what military aid should be extended. This was stated authoritatively today. All of the plans so far submitted, which involve military action, the United States government feels involved at the same time a weakening of the western front. It is the decision of tlie golcrnment that nothing must be permitted to detract from the military strength In Prance and Bel-glum.' The project for extending economic aid, it was said, is going forward favorably. FORCE THEM TO TAKE BACK TELEGRAPHERS Baton Rouge, La., July 9.-Qov-ernor Pleasant, the State Council of defence and the National Council of defense are called on In a resolution introduced in the upper house of the Louisiana legislature tonight to "take such steps, criminal action if necessary, to force the Western Union Telegraph Company to cease dismissing patriotic telegraphers, upon their becoming members of the C. T. U. A." HUN DISCIPLINE 'Soldiers Refuse to Obey Orders -Bulgarians Desert in Great Numbers Aid in Protection of Murman Coast-Population Secede From Bolsheviki m AUTHORIIIES ARE GOVT. PAYS THE C. N. R. OBLIGATIONS ? � ?   ? ? � > o , RED CROSS DANCE. olgiU o'clock. Those intending ? to go should hand their names how-lever, made public a protest through tl^e Russian wireless on June 30. Leon Trotsky, the war minister, on July 1 denounced as high treason any/help given the "foreign detachment/ which has invaded tho Soviet republic." He also proclaimed- M. Yurlv, p|;esldent of the local Soviet, a traitor and an enemy of tho people. A dispatch to tlvo>;D.aHy > Mail from Pqpenhageni da.tod 'Mondayi' quotes bermau papers as saying that there are 25,000 Bolsheviki troops left on tJin Kola toeninsula. Ordered to Produce Men Under Order of Court-Cannot Disregard it London, July 10.-Indications of a breakdown in discipline in the second German army are found in two orders-issued by General Von Der Mar-witz, which have fallen Into BrltisU hands, says the correspondent of th� Times at British headcjnarters In Prance, (n tho orders General Voh Dor Marwitz makes this complaint; 'Discipline, which is the keystone of our army, is seriously shaken. Cases of soldiers refusing to obey orders are increasing to an alarming extent." Bulgars Desert London, July 10.-Desertions from tho Bulgarian army on the Macedonian front are Increasing greatly, French headquarters' in Macedonia inform? the Salonlki correspondent of the Times. All the deserters say that conditions in Bulgaria have become unbearable and tl>iit hc/pes of an ultimate victory have vanished. MLER,AL!A. Calgary, July 10,-On tho order to the military ol'ficlals of DLstrlct No. 13 to produce the body of Private Nor ton of the Alberta Depot Battalion before Chief Justice Harvey, of tho supremo court in Calgary this morning, Registrar Carson, representing tho Canadian minister of militia, said that on instructions from tho actfug prem ier o� Canada ho was to quote section five of tho ordor-in-council to show that no court in Canada had any autli ority to niako an order on any military commander until the case of Norman Lewis was fully dealt with by the supreme court of Canada. \ Registrar Carson stated to tho court that the finding of. the supremo court of Alberta in the Lewis case had produced a ijtnto ot unrest and defiance of the law amongst tho men now called to tho colors In Canada, and that tho lawyers of Canada were now ad-, vising the draftoRs to discard His Majesty's uniform. Chief Justice Harvey stated in reply to Mr. Carson's statement that it would be surprising to him if the military authorities of Canada wore disregarding the law and If they still persisted la defying any order of tho supremo court ot Alberta, tho soldiers and lawyers roboUed against tho taking away of their citizens' rights and liberties, oVen to tho extent stated by Registrar Carson. The order in council which Registrar Carson produced, was dated July 5, and it Is aimed to upset the decision of tho Alberta supreme court. It was announced that u special session ot the appeal coui't would be called for this afternoon and that'Colonel Moore would be given a chance to produce! tiin men nr tAkq thn couaqauenr.ea. (Special to the Herald) Edmonton, July 10.-The ap-pointment of Captain George D. Hunt as food controller for Alberta was announced this morning by J. D. McGregor, food controller for Western Canada. Capt. Hunt Is a returned veteran and was wounded at Vimy Ridge in April, 1917. . He was formerly news editor of the Bulletin. It Is the intention of the food board to thoroughly organize tho province for better enforcement of the regulatlohs. CONTNUE ADVANCE N ALBANIA Mew Provisional Govt. WhicK Has Support of People- Opposed to Bolsheviki REVOLUTION IS FAST SPREADING THROUGH RUSSIA, IS REPORT London, July 10.-A new provisional government for Siberia, which has the unanlmoiis support of the population and which will continue the fight against the Central Powers, has been established at Vladivostok. According to a Times dispatch from Toklo quoting the Vladivostok corres-pondent of the Asahi, the new government intends to summon a constituent assembly and to restore 1^ and order throughout the country. The proclamation of the gowern-ment includes the liberatlbn of Siberia from the Bolsheviki; the avoidance, if possible, of foreign Intervention; universal suffrage, establishment of provincial councils and a labor bureau; distribution of the land among the landless and control of economic activities. Siberia will thus, adds ' the correspondent of th� . Times, become the first democratic state in the history Of Russia and it is hoped jto be the forerunner of a great Russia. The.flag adopted by the new government consists of two stripes of white and green. Revolution Spreading London, July 10.-Tho situation it Siberia is undergoing important chan-,, ges and the counter-revolution assisted by tho Czecho-Slovaks la spreading all over Western Siberia, says a dispatch to the Times from Pekin, dated July 4. The Bolsheviki are being driven � westward from Irkutsk and many are endeavoring to escape into Mongolia. Referring to the Czecho-Slovak movement as a basis for the struggle ifgainst Bolshevlkisnj in Siberia, the correspondent predlctv that it will lead to tho elimination ot the Bolsheviki in a short time. The question of intervention, however, is still pressing, 'Ee adds, because' Russia is torn with political differences and personal Jealousies and there is urgent need ot a responsible', government. Political circles In Harbin are dis-' cussing the danger of a new government in the eastern provinces which may be formed of elements favoring the old regime.- CZECHS WANT 10 RGHI IN FRANCE To Exhibit Determination to Win Independence as a . Nation Rome, July 10.-The Italian troops on the offensive in Albania are continuing thoir advance, the War Office announced. The enemy In yesterday's fighting was beaten back on both sides of the Osum River. "In Albania," says the official statement, "our troops having reached ground west of the lower middle SeminI and having extend-- ed to the eastward their occupation of the heights at the head of the Tomorlca Vallisy, are'advancing, repulsing the enemy at the center. EAST AND WEST CLOSER. Victoria, B.C., July 10.-'^ast and West were brought fcloser last night at a banquet tendered the Union of Canadian Municipalltleu by Mayor Todd, the city council and the citizens of Victoria. The principal speakers were Mayor Gale of Vancouver, representing the west and Mayor Bouchard of St, Hyacinths, Q('e., representing tho east. London, July 10.-Czeoho-Slovak troops now operating In Russia desire to fight on the Western front and do not want to be mixed up in Russian internal affairs. A memorandumi to this effect has been reported to the Japanese foreign minister and tho al-lied ambassadors In Toklo by Colonel Vladimir Hurdane, on behalf ot, the : Czecho-Slovak national council, says tho correspondent of . the Times at Tokio. The memorandum says  in part: "Our forces are acting In Russia M ' cording to the orders of the Czech* Slovak council which can only be modified by Prof. T. G. Masaryk In-agreement with the other members of the council. The orders are to transport the forces from Russia to th� French front. ''The Czech army consists of voluu-teers whoso object Is to fight Germany and Austria, to liberate the Czecho-Slovak nation and to establish an independent state. We shall pursue this course to the last man. Wa desire above all to exhibit our deterv minatiou, on the battle fields ot France." THE WEATHER High..........17 Low......................,,.,,�) Forecast-Mostly fine and di< eidedly warm, thundsratemw Ml a few Joealitlss, Ji. , .4! 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