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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 13, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Southern Alberta's Big Amalgamated Stampede and Fair, Lethbridge, July 22nd to 27th yOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1918 NUMBER 180 HUNS' WASTE ALLIES PROTECT SIBERIAN STORES-FRENCH GAIN GROUND Fn H YITAl GROUND FROM GERMANS French Retook Important Plateau as -Well as Village, and Prisoners No Thought of Holding Belgium or of World Conquest, Says Hertlini BRITISH WIN SOME SUCCESS IN THEIR MINOR OPERATIONS London, July 13.-Successful minor- enterprises were carried out by the British last night on the Flanders front near VIeux Berquin and Morris, as a result of which nInety-sIx prisoners were taken and a few machine guns captured, the war office announced today. A -German raiding party which advanced on 'the British lines in Flanders, In the Meteren sector, was repulsed. The German artillery developed activity during the night on the Flanders front and opposite Beaumont-Hamel. ^ FRENCH OPERATIONS. ' Paris, July 13.-In an operation carried out last nioht on the front between Mont DIdier and the else the French pushed their advanced potts forward a distance of approximately 500 yards In the vicinity of the Porte Farm, the war office announced today.  The Porte Farm Is In the vicinity Qt-Antheull, northwest of Com-peigne.' .this farm, together with the Loges Farm nearby, was captured by the French In a local operation on the evening of July 8. GAIN PLATEAU On,The French Front, in France, July' 12.-(By the Associated Press)-The superbly executed local action carried out by the French today southeast of Amiens not only gave them a large number of prisoners but brought into their possession the entire Rou-verelles Plateau, dominating the region between the river Avre and Moreull and the Noye, through which the main railroad from Paris to Amiens passes and which has been In the hands of the enemy since March. ' More than five hundred German efficc.-s and men already captured have been sent to the rear and others are arriving. GIVE GUARANIEt 10 This Settles Matter and Averts Expected Clash in Calgary BUSINESS GENERALLY SATISFWY, CANADA Dun's Review Believes Fall Trade AH Over Canada Will Be Very Heavy Ottawa, July 13.-The acting mmlster of militia and  defense announced that the adjutant general had received a telegram from the district officer commanding Military District No. 13, which after referring to the Judgment of the Alberta court, continues: "Finally court agreed that all proceedings would stand stayed upon my giving undertaking not to remove from Calgary Judicial district any .4raftee who already has applied for habeas corpus and is still in Alberta without giving sheriff twenty-four hours notice of such removal. I concluded the matter undertaking." In answer to this the adjutant general' has notified the district officer commanding "will abide by your undertaking to give twenty-four hours' notice of intention to remove the men referred tot and you will be given an opportunity to carry It out." AN AVALANCHE. Quebec, July 13.-Today witnessed a veritable avalanche of applications for writs of habeas corpus on behalf of men recently drafted into service under the Mi-_ lltary Service Act. The total for the week is 23, and in addition to these there were a few outstanding from last week. "In each case the court , as a matter of course, ordered the writs to be Issued'and called upon various commanding officers, in whose charge the various applicants were, to bring the young men to court. Coponliagon, July 13.-Denial that Qormany Intended to retain Belgium was mado by Count Von Hortling, the German Imperial chancellor, in the course of his speech before the relchstag main committee, Thursday. "The present pos-aesaion oE Belgium only means that we have a pawn for future neKOtiations," the chancellor said. "Wo* have no intention to keep Belgium in any form whatever. vo:-r _ xITKIJElIByisJ, ' VON HINDENBURG. Authoritatively Reported Dead. SELLING MES, What They Want "What wo precisely want, as expressed by us on February 24." the chancellor continued, "is that after the war, restored Belgium shall as a self-dependent stale not be subject to anybody as a vassal and shall live with us in good, friendly relations. "I have held this point of view from the beginning in regard to Belgium and I stlli hold it today. Tills side of my policy is fully In conformity with the general lines, the direction of which I yesterday clearly laid before you. "We are waging the war as a war of defense as we have done from the very beginning and every imperialistic tendency and every tendency to world domination has been remote from our minds." C'ontradlcttion of Policy London, July 13.-Contradictions of policy among the German ofBcials. seemingly, has another illustration in the manner of the publication of tho statement made by Count A^on Hert ling, tlie German Imperial chancellor, regarding 'B.elgium. The German wireless service yesterday put out a long report of Chancellor Von Hertling's speech which ignored all reference to Belgium. It .gave a full report of the chancellor's discussion of Russia and continued: 'In connection with this point tho Imperial chancellor passed in review the political situation in tho West." The natural inference seems tb ba that whatever oilicials issued the wlro-less version they did not want Count Von Hertling's statement regarding tlie west circulated. There was much curiosity here regarding this part of his speech which was omitted. New York, Julj;, 13.-Dlspatohca to Dunn's Review from bran-ches of 11. G. Dunn and Oomp.any, in leading clt-ioR of the Dominion of Canada, re iport generally satisfactory conditions, steady - crop progress In almost all eectlona and more favorable weather benefitting, bualnesa at nearly every Important point, Tho prevailing belief that fall' trade will be heavy is indicated by an inslatond demand for nil claasee of staple merchandise, both for prompt and future delivery nnd while this is partly due to the scarcity of many kinds of goods. It is mainly owing to tho prosperous conditions which are tho rule In agricultural and- Industrial .communities. CoUectl6na ae a rule are good, transportation continues to improve. NEW HUN SCHEME REGARDING ALSACE Amsterdam, July 13.-At Thursday's session of the relchstag main committee In Berlin the progressives, the deputies of the Center party and the Socialists criticized a contract which should be entered into between 'the government and the Westmark Land Company which Intends to purchase estates in Alsace-Lorraine, and settle them with persons, "who are reliable from a,national standpoint." Mathleas Erzberger, tho Center party leader, who. declared that neither of the Alsace-Lorraine leg^ islatlve chambers favored tho contract, said hia party would vote against It. FIVE KILLED BY A LIVE WIRE Montreal, July 13.-Five men were killed by coming Into contact with a live wira atHha^plant of the Metals and Munitions Produce Company at Montreal East, this morning. THE WEATHER High......................... 78 Low........................ 49 ForecBist - 'Northerly wlnds^ cqihparatively cool with scattered showers. Austrian Noblemen Sell 0(T Big Estates, Fearing a Revolt HINDENByRGJHE ER LEADEII EAD Italian Army Headquarlors, July 13. -Austrian prisoners confirm tho reports that a large number of noblemen are selling off their estates in Bohemia and Moravia, becau,'!o tliny tear a revolution. It is said that Count Czot-nin, former Austro-Iiungarinii foreign minister, has sold for three million crowna, all his lands in Bohemia, and that tho puroijaser was a bank with agricultural interests. It is also stated that Count"Henry Clam Martinic, former premier, expressed the opinion in Vienna that a revolution was probable Mn Moravia and he therefore was selling his there. Great Military Chief Said to Have Died After Altercation With the Kaiser HE HAD ATTACK OF CONGESTION OF THE BRAIN AFTER QUARREL Amsterdam, July 13.-(By the Associated Press).-Field Marshal Von Hindenburg is dead, according to the newspaper Les Nouvel-les. His death is said to have occurred after a stormy interview with the German emperor at great headquarters at Spa. The emperor and the field marshal are declared to have had serious differences of opinion concerning the German offensive toward Paris. The field marshal died from congestion of the brain. Allies to Send Military Forces to Siberia to Guard Stores of Supplies LIQUOR AT BORDER Farmer and Rancher Each Fined Heavily-Booze Intended For Stampede Weeli EXPLOSIINA SHIP, SIX KILLED New York. July 13.-Six persons are reported killed and fifteen others Injured in an explosion fol-owcd by fire on a Spanish oil ship anchored in the harbor today. The detonations were heard for miles. Submarine chasers hurried to the burning vessel and took the injured men ashore to hospitals. Fire boats fought the flames in an effort to save the ship, but the vessel appeared to be settling slowly in the water. The ship, of 2156 tons grots, had a cargo of motor trucks and oil Intended for use by the American army In France. The exoloslon damaged buildings along the water front. fiOVIS. TO SOLVE MHAYSIMIl to the ITeraiai Calgary, July 13-According to statements made here Messrs. George Hoadley and John Kern-mis, members of the Alberta legislature, are believed to have ar ranged a solution of the hay and feed situation in the proyince. The details of the deal for providing hay for next winter's feeding are not known but It is understood the Dominion government will finance the deal, the provincial gbvernment will administer it and E. L. Wlchardson will handle It for the provincial government. Allies Are to Take Action td Send Protection for Vast Stores t CAR JUiS TRACK, SEVEN ARE KILLED San Francisco. July 13.-Seven workers of the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation and adjacent plants were killed and forty-one of their fellow workers and others Injured when an Interurban car on which they were riding to work Jumped the track on a curve here early today. DENIES THEM Amsterdam, July 13.-A aeml-ofllc-ial telegram received here today from Vienna says: "There have been many rumors lately to the effect that Aus-tro-Hungariun agents in Spain and S.wltzorland have been seeking to establish contact with Entente emissaries with a view to making overtures for peace. All such rumors are unfounded." London, July 13,-(Toronto Mall and Empire)-The Morning Post prints dispatches from Zurich laying that a Russian who hat Juat reached Switzerland from Kiev by way of Vienna report* ferment In Austria as rap-Idly developing, Not only Is revolution talked about and advocated on all hands, aayi the message but small placards on, which afe printed "hoohe die revolution" are �luok on tha walla and even Inside irallway carrlaaci> Million, Hundred Thousand Sammies in France Now Washington, July 13.-American troops overseas and on ship boarcT enroute had passed the 1,-100,000 mark. General March, chief of staff, told-Mm. Senate military commlttae member* today at their weekly conference. This represents an increase pf more than 00,000 sinoe last week. Three army Gorp* .,bf from 225,000 to 250,000, r(\on each have been definitely oi-aanluil from American divisions In France, Genera March announced today at the weekly conference with newspapermen. Major General Hughes Liggett, commanding the 4l8t (the Sunset) Division. National Guards, has been detailed as tetmporary opm-mnndor of the first army corps. Commanders for the second and third have not yet been deslgnaV ed. F Montreal, July 13.-An ofUcIal i port handed out from the local flro department this aftornooii stated that two men wore killnd when tho third floor of the munition plant of Lyrabur-ner's Limited, collapsed this morn-infr. A number of shells and dobrls crashed throuKh (ho collar. Early ropoi'ts placed tho number of dead at olRht. Great confusion reigned Immedlalo-Jy after tho accident nnd alarming rumor of tho death of 17 were spread around. The. fact that many of the hands at the plant hurried home after tho accident to assure their families that they were safe made tho task of chocking up the nien who were in the 1�uildlnK v/\if(Vi the floor collapsed very dlfllcult The Jlremon made a thorough Boarch of tho^dobris in the cellar and fqund only the bodies ^ofi-Lymburner, nephew of the head (if tho. company, and Johaeph PortuBal. Both men wore,on the ion floor when It gave i�Wtty, , . - ... In tlio last six months there have been several rumors of tlio death of Field Marshal Von Hlndcrburg and thero have been many reports lliat ho has been in poor health. A dispatch received in London Friday from Tho Hague quotes a Dutch traveller from .Gormauy as declaring that a report that the field marshal was ill and un able to participate In the work at army headquarters has spread all over Germany. German newspapers were not permitted to mention the rumor, The traveller added that General Ludcndorff. the first quartermaster general, had taken over the field marshal's duty as chiof of tho general tstaff. Keeping step with reports of the tieUl marshal's liealth have been dispatches from Germany indicating that the field marshal and tlie emperor had had disagreements concerning tho German offensive movement la tho west. Late in May, Field .Marshal Von Hindenburg was reported ill with typhoid fever at Strassbuig, The field marshal on June IS was reported by the Tribune of Geneva to be suffering from an acute nervous disease. Tho newspaper declared it had learned from a reliable source that Iiie mental capacity was much affected and that ho was confined in a private sanitarium. It added that the field marshal had taken no responsible part in the offensive on the western front. At the outbreak of the war Field Marshal Von Hindenburg was a general in retirement. He was credited with evolving and carrying out the campaign against tho Russians in East Prussia which resulted in tho serious Russian defeat at Tnnnen burg, for whicli he was promoted to Field Marshal. He continued to command fhe German forces on the Russian front until August HO, 191G, when ho was aippointed chief of tho general staff in succession to General Von Falkonhayn. When he became chief at the general staff. General Ludcndorff, who had acted as his chief of staff on the Russian front, came with him lis his right hand man with tho titlo of chief quartermaster general. Field Marshal Vaul Beneckondorff Und Von Hlndcnbiirg was seventy years old last September 28. Tho newspaper Les Nouvelles, which reports tho death of the Gor-man leader, is a newspaper in the French language, published at Tho Hague. . The violent Interview between Von Hindenburg and Kmperor William occurred on May IC, aays Les .v'ouvel-lea. It was followed by an apoplop-tic stroke which ultimately resulted in the field marshal's death. Tho newspaper says its Information was obtained "from good sources in tho occupied district of Bclginm." Warner, July 13.-Details of a huge Bhlpmonl of liquor, valued at over $1400, l)oUevcd to be intended by bootlppgers tor tho Lethbridge stam-podo week, wero revealed hero last night, ifhen tho provincial police brought in George Barney, a farmer who was driving it across the line. In some way this man got across tho lino with tlio booze, but it was later discovered by tho customs oflBcials, who notiflGd the pi'ovincial police at Warner. Barney was fined ?100 and costs for having liquor for sale or barter. Later 0. AVright, on whose ranch tho liquor was found, was fined $200 and costs on a similar charge. AUSTIN PACIFIST NOT RECEIVED Got Little Satisfaction From Allied Embassies in Switzerland Washington, July 13.-Reports of tho repulse by allied legatlona in Berne of an alleged Austrian emissary, has been confirmed by the Journal of Geneva, says an ofllclal dispatch today from Switzerland. According to the reports, an Austrian from the Pacifist party of Prof. Lammassch arrived, several days ago at Berne. This emissary presented himself at several legations of tho allied powers but in no case was ho received. Professor Laramassch is the individual who on several former occasions is said to have made peace overtures to Ameri cans as well as representatives of other allied countries: BOOZE PREVENTS London, Juiy^ 13.-British casualties reported in the week ending today totalled 14,911 officers' and men, compared with the aggregate of 17,336 in the previous week. RESIGNS FROM GLOBE Toronto, July 13.-J. F. MaoKay, for the last flfteen^years business manager and treasurer of Tlje Globe of Torunto, has resigned his connection with this paper and will shortly assume the position of treasurer of the Russell Motor Car Company. Must Have Proliibition if Suf ficient Coal is To Be Produced Washington, July 13.-Immediate nation-wide prohibition is absolutely necessary if the extra one hundred million tons of coal a year needed by tiio country in its war on Germany is to bo- mined. Fuel Administrator Garfield him been informed by the nat lonal coal association representing bituminous operators producing four hundred million tons of coal annually. Dr. Garfield is understood to have laid the association's recommendations boforo Prosidont Wilson tor his consideration. In a statement last night the association said that in the opinion of a special committee of its members from virtually all loca'l producing sections of tho country, which has iuvestlKat-od tho question, "the country cannot have both booze iind sufllcleut coal this winter." GERMANY WILL ACT IF ALLIES INTERFERE V IN RUSS. SITUATION Washington, July 13.-British reinforcements have been dispatch-ed to Siberia, according to official information received here today, to assist the Russians and Czecho-Slovaks guarding the allied stores from Bolshevlkl acting with German prisoners who are reported to be advancing upon Vladivostok, London, July 13.-The allied powers will have the full support of the Si-' berian government, according to the _ aasurancea sent by Lieut. General Horvath, who has been proclaimed provisional ruler of Siberia, to the correspondent of the Dally Mall at Har-^ bin. From his headquarters at Pog-raaltsa, in Eastern Manchuria, General Horvath has telegraphed the Mail; correspondent as follows: "Paragraph five of the program of' my government whicli.establishes the, renewal of all treaties'-with the allied powers, is at once confirmation ot. the firm Intention on our part to act In cottClete Accord -with our brave 'allies and to return to the Russian ranks, those who are fighting with- the eir^ emy." Announcement that General Horvath, at Grodelcovo, northeast of Vladivostok, had proclaimed himself premier of a temporary Siberian t'overn-ment Is contained in a dispatch from\ the Mall correspondent at Harbin dated July 10, two days earlier than the message that tho general had been proclaimed temporary ruler. General Horvath, who has been vice-president and general manager ot the Chinese Eastern Railway, Is anti-German as well as antl-Bolshevikl. At Grodekovo he announced he would repeal all the Bolaheviki decrees, re-Btore in full all allied treaties, both political and commercial; re-establish a disciplined and non-political army and restore property. He also favors Siberian autonomy and religious freedom. Germany Will Act Amsteram, July 13.-German offlc ial circles are of the opinion says a-Berlin dispatch to the Rheinlscha. Westfaeliache Zeitung of Kssen, that in the event of civil war breaking out in Russia, the vital interests of Germany would toKce her to act,, on her own account, in order to etect the British in the north. (The. reference here evidently is to the Murman coast region where allied forces have been landed tor the protection ot supplies sent to Russia by the Entente). In-tervontlon by Japan in Siberia, adds the dispatch, is regarded as of secondary importance, because Russia, having no interests divergent with those ot Japan, would soon succeed In arriving at an understanding with her., Events Moving London, July 13.-Commenting on .. developments in Russia where It aaya events are moving with great rapidity, the Times contends that the Czocho-; Slovaks, "who have practically seized all Siberia, must be helped without delay." . _ "Manifestly Japan ]fi in th� best position to send help quickly," the Times add^ "but we trust that even-tually all tho allies will participate la an enterprise^^uU ot promise." HELP UKRAINIANS Ottawa, July 13.-Incorporation has been granted to the Canadian Ukrainian Institute Prosvita. with head offices at Winnipeg. This institution has for Us purpose the Improvement of the mental, social and economic conditions ot Canadian people, who are ot Ukrainian origin. u IMPROVE PARIS PORT Paris, July 13.-(Havas Agency)- A committee ot tho municipal council of Paris has submitted a report approving the issue ot a credit ot fifty mililoh francs, with which to defray the expenses for Impi'oif iiig the l^ort ot Paris - ; '. Washington, July 13.- Froin many source* today came reports . of constant guerilla fighting In tho Ukraine between large bands of peasant* and the German ' forces. The results were not reported, but It wa* laid the peac-ants are well equipped with mach* Ine gun*, rifles and ammunition* It I* bellevsd that the p*a*ant� secured their military equliHnsntji' from the itore* left by the various, armie* which retrestedVsftsr opV, eratlons In that part of Ru 70 268 853 76 ;