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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 16, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Southern Alberta's Big Amalgamated Stampede and Fair, Lethbridge, July 22nd to 27th VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, ALBEpTA, TUESDAY, JULY IG, 1918 NUMBER 182 HUN DRIVE EVEHYWH AMERICANS TAKE 1500 -DRIVE IS A FAILURE Allies Must Show Strong Hand Siberian Situation; Many Elements to Handle r Allies Urged to Take Firm Steps in Siberia-Japan May Act Soon-Important Meeting Held. TiOndon, July IG.-In continuing to nrgo allied inton'cntion In Russia, tb� Harbin comspondent ot tho Dally Mail, under date ot July 11, wrltei despalrlnely of any pon�lbIa'effort by the RuBSlans for their own salvation. "The Russians," ho says, "character-lotlcally are apoculatlng^loBD whether the advent of General Horvath (re-oontly proclalniod provisional ruler ot Siberia) will help restore their dismal fortunes than how long Ua will last. A large body of opinion predicts his Hmmlnent fall and tho prediction Is not accompanied by any particular :pmotion. No Enthutlaim "PrsVaillng sentiment is summed up In the Russian fataliatio word 'Nltch- '(EVO.' "Tho lack ot any ^Ind of enthusiasm !1b remarUaole and dopreseing. Mean-rwhlle, intrlEuo and counter-intrigue prosper and this will continue until the allies enter and firmly take hold ol pie situation." " � -Tliajyjtr�,apondont dwellu on th� j&bsourlty {�r"Qeneral Horvath's por-Monal 9lpi8 and hints that ho has un-[limited ambitions, adding "he does not [eipressly say whether he means him-�If to be gov'ernor-goneral of Siberia or of til ttusald: He proposes to hare la cabi^iet with hia own elected premier under him. Here, if fortune fav-;ors him, there is plenty of room for Ithe realization ot vast ambitions, poss-llbly to the extent of a dictatorship cover all Russia." � Local American opinion in Harbin, at is added, Is very favorable to the nctivltlos of the Cxecho-Slovaks and Ithore is a keen desire to help them anaterlally, "In the njeantime," tho correspon-idont continues, "Japanese opinion is .much exercised over the thought that Ithe Cieohs may be the saviors of Far 'Eastern Siberia Instead ot themselves. .The Japanese are aald to favor the Horvath government." Japi May Act. ' Toklo, July 16.-A special meeting lof tho Japanese eabinet, which was at-Itended by army officers, was held to-(day and the ^newspapers attach much :importance to it. It la believed that come cpmrtiunlcation was received ,trom the American government con-(Coming intervention in Russia. Baron Dorian Says There Can Be No Question of Disposal of Hun Territory not realized Allies Were Ready-Believe Paris is Objective of New Drive Amsterdam, July 16.-Baron Von Burlan, the Austro-Hungarian foreign minister, in a note addressed to the Austrian and Hungarian premiers, is quoted in a dispatch trom Vienna as saying: "There ia hardly any diiference bo-t-weon tho general principles enunciated by the statesmen of both gel-llgorenta. President Wilson's four new points of July 4 shall not, apart from certain exaggerations, arou'so our opposition." Continuing tho Austro-Hungarlan foreign minister said:  "The enemy's obstinacy regarding his territorial demands concerning Alssice-Iiorrralne, Trieste, Trentino and the Oerman oolonles appear to be insurmountable.". Agrees With Wilson In hla reference to President Wilson's four new points In his July 4 speech, Baron Burlan said "he was able to approve of them heartily and to a grsat extent "nobody would refuse homage to this generous offer and nobody would refuse his co-operation." Baron Burlan said that none of the belligerents had ever come into the position reached by RussU and Rii-taania,"a8 we are etbfready to enter into peace negotiations with all our OBPononts." ContlnulnB the foreign minister ot Austria-Hungary si^ld: , "If your en-omles continually demand atot:6ineut for wrong done and nsstitution, then this is a claim which wo could urge with more JustlHcatlbn, against them because we have been attaolied and the wrong done to us must be re-dre�aed." "Wa art prepared to discuss every-thing," said Baron Burlan, "escapt our own territory." l ' Calgary, July 15.-A ' speolal dls-(patch to The.Herald says: The labor appeal oourt of Canada, which Hon. T. W. Crothers proposes to appoint will likely bo named tjila week. 1*he court will consist of tlvo memberl, two to �be imaei by the ezooutlve ol the 'Trades and Labor Congress, two to be named by tlio exocutlvo ot tho Canadian Manufacturers' Aaaoolatlon, and the fifth to be appointed by those (our, ,or toie named by the mtalster of labor. f Paris, July IC-(Hovas Agency.)- All news from tho botllefront Indicates that tho element of surprise, a favor-Ito German weapon, was a total failure Monday. The newspapers point out the importance' of that fact. The French military chiefs, says Maurice Barres in the Echo De Paris, foresaw with -wonderful npproxiniallon the date and locality of the German effort and General Foch made all dispositions so that tho attack be gun under conditions favorable to the allies. Che Matin declares that tho French command was informed per-fecUy of the Oerman propaTalion and know on Sunday morning that tlie German troops had begun to use their rc-servo food supplies. Paris Is Objective London, July 16.-In some quarters tho weight of the German blow la re garded as Inadetiuato for an adventure on which so much depends, and conse-Quantly It Is asaiimod in these qunr tors that tho blow might he a feint or partial operation leading to some thing bigger. Tho iTlraes, among others, looks for further dovolopments elsewhere, although It believes that this unquestionably is the outset ot Germany's supremo effort ot the pres ent campaigning soaaon. The Times concurs in the opinion of Its correspondent at tho front that the principal aim ot attack is to tho west of Rholms with tho view ot an ad' rancG toward Paris. French Lino Intact. London, July 16.-The main attack to the east of Rhelma continued up to 7:00 o'clock last night. The fighting wafi extremely severe in the vicinity ot Boualn and at Prunay, where the Germans captured a wood south of tho . village. This, however, was an exception, the German attack else-�where being repulaod with heavy losses. The French' lino of resistance remains practically everywhere Intact. kmmm a Two handsome donattona have recently been reeelved by The Herald for the ullora' fund, on behalf of the Alexander Oalt chapter, I.O.O.B. One of these was from the Next^f-Kln tag day for 1137.80. This waa part of, the pro-oeede of the tafl day. Today ane> ther donation of 120 has been received from tha Qrasay Lake ra> lief society, being proceeds of a danoe hsM thai* reeantly. Tha fund raised throuflh The Herald now totala over 1700. BOMBARD PARIS. AMERICANS MOW DOWN HUN RANKS with the Arterlcan Army on tha Marne, July 16.-At ons point on the front of the offensive wrfiero American troops are fighting they organised a small counte^^nttack late yesterday on tl^e flank of a salient estaMtshcd by the Germans and drove them out In short order, but In hot fiohtlng. The American troops In this section occupied Intermediate positions In the rear of the first lines. The Germans wero aliowed to come through but when they tried to cross the open fields up a slight grade the American machine gunners and Infantry, occupying excellent positions, mowed down the advancing ranks, the enemy breaking arid retiring at many places. This operation wa� conducted on a portion of the front to the east of Rhsims b miwm Agreement' Between Germany and Britain Was .Signed at The Hague London, July . Ifi.-Andrew Bonar Law, chancellor oEMhe e:;chequer, in announcing in tho house of commons last night that a provisional agreement for the exchange ot British and Gorman prlsorierB had been reached, said the terms would have to be examined carefullj; ^ l)y the British gov eriimont betoro ratification. For that reason he couUl not make a detailed statement at present. '' .Signed at The Hague. London, July 15.-A dispatch to thj Exchange Telegraph Company"froni Amsterdam says the Holland news bureau announces that the agreement between Great Britain and Germany for the exchange ot prisoners was signed Sunday at The Hague and will be submitted to both governments for ratification. This dispatch adds that the agree ment includes a number of provisions regarding the treat,raent ot^ prisoners and settles the lot of interned prison era in Holland and Switzerland. ;WANT NAME OF > BISMARCK CHANGED BlsmBrcki^jJ.b., July 16.-Agitation fto change the name of Blstnarok r��-calved added Impetus yesterday when it was found that during tho night lUnldentttlod persona had obliterated the name on the Northern Pacltlo Kallway station signboard with yellow paint. A six-foot sign erected nearby yead:' "To fcell with this blockheaded Hun. {what did he ever do for us?" Several down town buildings displayed signs which read: "Change the name of the oUy to aoraething decent," , IS AVERTED Patsrboro, Ont.. July 16.- The thrsatfhed strike of the employes of the Canadian Osneral Ciootrlo Company here has been averted follo^l|iO a largely attandod meetings last eve^^lng. Both the men and the company agreed to await the final recommendation, of a board, of oonolllatlon itnd adjustment under the Industrial Disputes' Act, . The board wlli convene at an Parta, July 16.-Tba long" ranee botnbardinent of Paris was resumed this mornlQc. Montreal, July 16.-The Military Service Act Is to be attacked from a new angle, it was announced today by L. Lefevbre, attorney for a few draftees, who ssid that hs purposes to petition for a writ of prohibition against the military authorities to restrain them from proceeding to make any further arrests under the order pending a decision by the courts of the constitutional Issue. 8UCCES3FULLY FLOATED. Ottawa, July 16.-The chief press censor announced today that tho steamehlp Sewells Point, a new vessel of 3,354 tons, which went ashore la a fog at Five Fathom Harbor, about twenty-five miles east ot Halltox, on July 1. has been aucceaafully floated and taken to Halifax and dnsked. Railway Men Will Strike Montreal, July settle- ment of the waga dlffsrsnoes ba-tween the Fedsral ahopmen's Brotherhood and tba : Ci)nsdlsn railways was atinounead this morning. Aocordlng to brottMrhood rsp-resentatlvaa hsfti a strlks looks Insvttabis as tha oWar of the railway b�ard at Ottawa yssterday Is tha MoAdoo sshsduis Which has already been ompt)atleaUy refused. The railway war board, which has handtad the noRotlatlona for the roads, had untU i o'clock to reply to the ultimatum handbd It last Friday by the spokesmen. But the, railway war board already hadr replied to that ultimatum on Sunday, when. In a letter to Charles Dickie, secretary to the shopmen's committee, wltji W, M. Noal, secretary of the boord, announced with expreased regret that the McAdoo sohodule with amendment� ]wa8 the best offer the committee could Two Killed-Canadian Nurse Wounded-Much Dainr>ge Done Germans Driven Back Over Marne By the U. S. Forces; Drive Is a Complete Failure iroops in drive But Gained Only Few Hundred Yards-Losses Are Considerable Paris, July 16.-German aviators at 11 o'clock last night dropped bombs on the American Red Cross hospital at Jouy. Two enlisted men wero killed and among the personnel nine persons were wounded. Miss Jane Jeffrey, an American Red Cross nurse, was among the wounded, though hor Injuries were not serious. The hospital was dellbarattily bombed by the Gorman aviators. The hospital was full ot wounded at tho time and doctors wore performing operations at four tables. The operations continued notwlfh-Btandlng the attack. At least three bombs were drojjpod on the hospital. One destroyed three tents. Additional doctors wore tolo-phoned for Immediately and work at the hospital was continued without Interruption. Paris, July 16.-The Drst day of tho present German offensive clearly is favorable to the allies, says a semi-ofnclal statement issued late Monday night. The French dcfenslvo system has been In no way aRectcd and is Btm intact. While in previous attacks," the Btatomont says, "tho enemy, thanks to surprise, carried important positions like the Chemln-dcs-Damcs, and advanced several mlios. This time the battle has entailed only fluctuations ot a few hundred yards. Very Ambitious "The failure of the enemy appears all the more striking if the infinite small results he obtained witli the important advantages which he thought he was going to attain. Orders found on prisoners showed that the troops of tho crown prince wero to have camped at Epamay on the night ot July IB, at Chalons on the 16th and at Sezanne (25 miles south ot the Marne) on July 17. "Tho imperial general staff left no stone unturned to gain a decisive success and 30 to 35 divisions had been put into the line. That is about one division to two miles. "Tho enemy's losses were consider-.iblo. One shock division which ac cording to plan was to have been re^ lleved tho evening of July 15, had to bo sent to the rear to be patched iip on tho morning ot July 15. East of Rhelma hundreds of German dead hang on the French wire. Beside thorn are many smashed tanks which the enemy used to support the InfaU' try. "To sum up; tho first day's operations irore perfectly satisfactory. The enemy neither surprised our com mand as to the date nor aa to the place of his offensive " govtScIco. ' toseiileint G. N. W. Compelled to Reinstate Operators Under Tlireat of Govt. Control Americans Drove Germans Back Across the Marne, and Took Large Number of Prisoners-Everywhere the German Drive Has Proved Complete Failure-Situation Today is Highly Satisfactory from Allied Viewpoint^-� southwcbt of Albert and showed some activity at various other points on the northern part of the British front. ^ WILL CONTINUE THEIR OFFENSIVE.' Paris, July 16.--The Germans will continue their offensive as they have concentration of strong reserves In the region of Rethel, northeast of Rhelms, says Marcel Hutin in the Echo De Paris. The reserves, he adds, undoubtedly will be put Into the fighting line probably extending tho front of attack toward the Argonne. GERMANS FAILED I ; AT THE START. Paris, July 16.-That the Qer-mans failed at the start Is the common view of all French military critics and even the most cautious are unable to conceal, thsir-Joy over Monday's fighting. "It would be silly," says Colonel De Thomasoon, "to prcphssy on one day's fighting, but one can certainly say that the; bsfllnnlna was altogether encouraging for ua. Nowhere have the Germans mads any particular advance. "Eaefof Rhsims they (ost h*av-ily and made practically no pr�-gress. West of Dormans they crossed the Marne but we hold the bridgehead and mean to defend It from tho left bank. Thsy, however, soon lost the few miles gained south of the river. There, besides our men, were American regiments who bore themselves so that German pewspaiilsrmen can hardly continue the litual twaddle about their new advsrsary." With The Am'erloan Army On Tho Marne, July 15.-The German prisoners captured In the counter attack by tho Americans at ' tho bend ot the Marne,' numbev between one thousand and flt^een -hundred. They include a complete brigade staff. The fighting continues with fierce Intensity In this district. while the battle rages with equarterocfty on the right where the PrericU are reported to have delivered � smash- ing blow against the enemy. From this section of the battlefront it appoara that the German offonslyo . ^at least, for the time pe\ng. has "bieea" badly shattered. The AmSricans now command tho rlvor front at the bend. At the left ot the bend the famous German 10th division has made repeated attempts all day to crou, but all assaults have been ro-puJsed by the splendidly directed fire ot the American gunners and not a single German had suc-  ceede^ in getting over at this point up to 8 o'clock tonight RESULTS OF FIRST, " A/nJV' DAY VERY GOOD On Tho French ffinoat la TruiL Monday, July 15.-(By the JP-. Boclatod Press)-Impresslor' of the results ol the first OifS battle In tlie naw Oerman smaUi on the French: front Is very good. Nowhere along the stretch of many miles did the enemy succeed In penetzfiting more than - foyr thousand yards and that was optf on a small sector In the Mlgbtivr. hood of Martaox, aoutlMVast 'of Rhelms, although orders tonndMn German prisoners announced tnat the nrst day should take them 20 kilometres from the front Una of departura. On tha batUefront east of Rhelms the enemy did not eras get beyond the advanced llne,'[tbe Invincible resistance of the FnQfh troops preventing him from ^ talning tJbe main combat With tho French on the �ecU|m wost of Rhelms fought Ameridu and Italian troops both of whom vied with the other alllei ta kam-uesB and courage. It was a brilliant operatim in which the American troops sjoct-ed tho enemy trom the posltlbiiii he had gained temporarily oa tba southern side ot the Marne. The Americans counter attacked. vigorously this evening with remarks able success, driving the Oermaht back to the river. Earlier In tba day this part ot the lino had been the scene ot the most despisrate flghtlng when the Germans started to throw pontoons across tha stream. A tew Qarman elements at first succeeded In getting over In boats, chasing the allied troops awa^ from the banks while tha German - engineers began to * lay the bridges. Six ot these bridges formed a lattice work i^nd rapidly .Joined the banks on either side. Two ot the bridges were most substantial structures and between 80 and 40 feet In width, AIRPLANES PLAYED GREAT HAVOC French airplanes played great havoc In the Oerman ranks whllt Uie bridges were under construj^ tlon. One bombing squadron, fl|b Ing ot a height ot 200 metres, dropped bombs on two of these bridges while enemy troops wore crossing. The bridges were broken and tb� soldiers thrown In the river. �� � The aviators constantly bomb contratod In groat masses. ; When tho Germans had crossed the river the fighting, which ai- . .(CONXJiNUED ON PA(� Ssii^T^-v, ttm 1734?025 37748507 2 ;