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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 16, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Southern Albertas Big Amalgamated VOLUME JULY 1918 NUMBER HUN DRIVE EVERYWHERE STOPPED AMERICANS TAKE 1500 PRISONERSDRIVE IS A FAILURE Allies Must Show Strong Hand Siberian Situation Many Elements to Handle Urged to Take Firm in MayAct Meeting July continuing to Urge allied intervention tn the Harbin correspondent of the Dally under date ot July write despairingly of any possible effort by the Russians for their own Tha he character istically are speculatlugxleaa whether the advent ot General Horvath re cently proclaimed provisional ruler ot Siberia will help restore their dismal fortunes than bow long he will A large body ot opinion predicts his Imminent fall and the prediction is notaccompanied by any particular No Enthusiasm Prevailing sentiment Is summed up In the Russian fatalistic word Nitch The lack of any fcind of enthusiasm Us remarkable and Mean intrigue and counterintrigue prosper and this will continue until the enter and firmly take hold of jthe dwells on tha Horvaths per sona and hints that he has un limited adding he does not expressly say whether be means him to be governorgeneral of Siberia or of ill Re fa cabinet With bis own elected prem ier under If fortune fav ors there is plenty of room for realization of vast poss ilbly to the extent of a dictatorship lover all Local American opinion In It is addedtis very favorable to the activities of the CzechoSlovaks and there is a keen desire to help them In the the correspon klent Japanese opinion is itnuch exercised over the thought that Ithe Czechs may be the oaviors of Far Eastern Siberia Instead ot Japanese are said to favor the Morvath Japs May July special meeting lot the Japanese which was at tended by army was held to day and the attach much importance to It Is believed that come communication was received from the American government con corning intervention tn Jwly special dls jpatch to The Herald says The labor appeal oourt of which Crothers proposes to appoint will likely bo named this The court consist of five two to named by the executive of the Trades and Labor two to be named by the executive ot the Can Manufacturers and the fifth to be appointed by these to toe named by the minister of ALLIED DEMANDS Baron Burian Says There Can Be No Question of Dis posal of Hun Territory July Von the AustroHungarlan foreign In a note addressed to the Austrian and Hungarian is quoted in a dispatch from Vienna as saying There is hardly any difference be tween the general principles enun ciated by the statesmen of both gel President Wilsons four new points of July 4 shall apart trom certain arouse our Continuing the AustroHungarian foreign minister The enemys obstinacy regarding his territorial demands concerning Trentlno and the German colonies appear to be in Agreea With Wilson In hie reference to President Wll sons four new points in his July 4 Baron Burian said he was able to approve of them heartily and to a gMat ealent riobofcy would refuse homage to this generous offer and no body would refuse his Baron Burian said that none of the belligerents had ever come into the position reached by Russia and Ru as we are everMady to enter into peace negotiations with all our Continuing the foreign minister of AustriaHungary If your en emies continually for wrong done and then this is a claim which wo couKl urge with more against them because we have been and the wrong done to us must be re W3 RTH prepared to discuss every said Baron except our own FOR THE SAILORS Two handsome donattene have recently been by TM Herald for the on behalf of the Alexander Oalt chap of these was from the NextofKln tag day for 37 This waa part the pro ceeds of the tag Today ano ther donation of has been re ceived from the Grassy Lake lief being proeaeda of a heW there Tha fund raised through The Herald now totala over UAH HOPE NOT REALIZED Allies Were Paris is Objective of New Drive All news from the battlefront Indicates that the element of a favor ite German was a total fail ure The newspapers point out the importance of that The French military says Maurice Barres In the Echo De foresaw with wonderful approximation the date and locality of the German effort and General Foch made all dis positions so that the attack was be gun under conditions favorable to the eThe Matin declares that the French command1 wan informed per fectly of the German preparation and know on Sunday morning that theGer man troops had begun to uie their n serve food Paris Is July some Quarters the weight of the German is re garded as inadequate for an adventure on which so much and conse quently it IB assumed In these quar ters that the blow might be a feintor partial operation leading to some thing The among looks for further developments although It believes that thta unquestionably is the outset of Germanys supreme effort of the pres ent campaigning The concurs in the its correspondent at the front that the principal aim of attack is to the west of Rhoims with the view of an ad vance toward French Line July main attack to the east of Rhelms continued up to oclock last The fighting WM extremely aevere in thevicinity of Boualn and at where the Germans captured a wood south of was an the German attack else where being repulsed with heavy The French line of resistance re mains practically everywhere AMERICANS MOW DOWN HUN RANKS With tlw American Army on the July one point on the frWit sf jWie offensive where American trosps are fighting they organised a small counterattack late yssterriSy on the flank of a salient established by the Ger mans and drove them out In abort but In hot The American troops In thla sec tion occupied intermediate posi tions In tha raai1 of the first The Germans were allowed to come thrmsgli but when they tried to eroaa tha open fields up a slight grada the American machine gun ners and occupying ex cellent mowed down the advancing the enemy break Ing arid retiring at many Thla wat conducted on a portion of the front to the east of Rhelms WANT NAME OP BISMARCK CHANGED July to change the name of Bismarck re ceived addedImpetus yesterday when it waa found that during the night persona had obliterated the name on the Northern Pacific Railway station signboard with yellow A sUfoot sign erected nearby read To hell with this blockheaded what did he ever do for us Several down town buildings dis played signs which read the name of the city to something IS AVERTED July The thrsatsnad strike of the employes Of the Canadian Qsneral Electrlo Company hare bean averted following a largely attended meet Ing last Both tha men and the company agreed to await the dual of a board pf conciliation and adjust msnt under the Industrial DIs The board vvlli convene at an BOMBARD July The lone ranee bombardment of Parts waa resumed this July Mill tary Service Act Is to be attack ed from a new it was an nounced today by attorney for a few who said that he purposes to petition for a writ of prohibition against the military authorities to restrain them from proceeding to make any further arreste under the or der pending a decision by the eourte of the constitutional SUCCESSFULLY July chteS proas censor announced today that the steamship Sewells a new ves sel of which went ashore In S fog at Five Fathom about twentyfive miles east of on July baa been successfully floated und uken to Halifax and Railway Men Will Strike July settle ment of the differences be tween the Federal Miopmons Brotherhood and the Canadian railways wae announced thla According to brotherhood rop reaentatlvee a etrlke looks Inevltsale ss of the rail way board at Ottawa yesterday la tha McAdoo osht4ule which haa already been re The railway war which has handtod the negotiations for the bad until I oclock to reply to the ulti matum handed it last Friday by the But the railway war board already to that ul timatum on in a letter to Charles secretary to the shopmens with secretary ot the announc ed with expressed regret that the McAdoo schedule with amendments was the best offer the committee could make to the and that was There was no further communication sent to the union men We have said all we bad to said if the men wish to re open negotiations ou the basji ot the McAdoo we are willing at any Hearing no word from the war the men went into sec ret and serious session at the Alex andria On this meeting depends the fate ot transportation in Canada for the next tew days at Accept McAdoo Award The announcement was made today on behalf of the Brotherhood of Rail way Trainmen and the Order of Rail way that these or ganizations practically had come to an agreement with the to accept the McAdoo It also was said that these two unions would not inter fere in any way with the negotiations between the shop men and the rail way a and any fight tuat afterwards might take Agreement Between Germany and Britain Was Signed at The Hague July Bonar chancellorotnlie in inthe house of commons last night that a provisional agree ment forthfc exchange of British and German prisoners had been terms would have to be ex amined the British gov ernment For that reason he could sot make a detailed statement at at The July dispatch to th Exchange Telegraph Amsterdam says the Holland news bureau announces that the agreement between GreatBritain and Germany for the exchange of prisoners was signed Sunday at The Hague and will be submitted to both governments for This dispatch adds that the agree ment includes a number of provisions regarding the treatment of and settles the lot of interned prison ers in Holland and L Two Nurse Damage Done July avia tors at 11 oclock laat night drop ped bombs on the American Red Cross hospital at Two en listed men were killed and among the personnel nine persons were Miss Jane an American Red Cross was among the though her Injuries were not The hospital was deliberately bomb ed by the German The hos pital was full of wounded at tho time and doctors were performing opera tions at four The operations continued notwith standing the At least three bombs were drooped on the One destroyed three Additional doctors wore tele phoned for immediately and work at the hospital was continued without FEARlHEIN Germans Driven Back Over Marne By the Forces Drive Is a Complete Failure But Gained Only Few Hundred Are Con siderable July first day of the present German offensive clearly is favorable to the says a semi official statement issued late Monday The French defensive system lias been In no way affected and is Btill While In previous the statement the thanks to carried important posit ions like the and advanced several This time the battle has entailed only fluctuat ions a few hundred Very Ambitious The failure of the enemy appears all the more striking it the infinite email results he obtained with the advantages whtcTi he thought he was going to Or ders found on prisoners showed that the troops of the crown prince were to have camped at Eparnay on the night ot July at Chalons on the 16th and at Sezanne 26 miles south of the Marne on July The imperial general staff left no stone unturned to gain a decisive suc cess and 30 to 35 divisions had been put into the That is about one division to two The enemys losses were consider One shock division which ac cording to plan was to have been re lieved the evening July had to be sent to the rear to be patched up on the morning ot July East of Uhelms hundreds of German dead hang on the Beside them are many smashed tanks which the enemy used to support the Infan To sum up the first days operat ions wore perfectly The enemy neither surprised our com mand as to the date nor as to the place of his offensive July news papers give much attention to the meeting of the Austrian relcuarath call ed tor Premier Von Seydler received a number of party leaders on Saturday and conferred with them for five hours during which according to Vienna telegrams showed so much attachment to the Interests ot their respective that the prem ier ultimately appealed to them to let the flesalon pass in a way to serve tho interests of the The con ference caused a great A Vienna telegram the Voesiche sayn that military especially events on the southwestern Italian from will be debated lu secret session of the FORCED TO SETTLEMENT Compelled to Reinstate Operators Under Threat of Control July Robert eon announced to the Canadian Press Just after 10 oclock this morning that there had been a settlement of the He said that the company had agreed to take back the two men whose dismissal waa the cnuse of the trouble and to pay them for all the time they had been off Asked If the government had taken any action to bring about a Senator Robertson said that it We told tho he that It they did not take back tfce operators we would as sume control of the Tele graph which we own any The operators hero in Ottawa at 10 oclock but it is understood that they will resume Already July news that the differences between the and its operators and linemen iiad been adjusted in Toronto came too lato to prevent tho men here from walking STOCK MARKET LEAPS New July Street el pressed Us encouragement over the favorable war news by a general ad vance of one to almost two points at the opening of the stock In a few instances these gains were but profit takingsoon caus ed a moderate TRSS WEATHER 77 tow 49 and Americans Drove Germans Back Across the and Took Large Number of the Ger man Drive Has Proved Complete To day is Highly Satisfactory from Allied Germans Failed to Take Allies by Americans and French July German loss in prisoners during the first day of the battle was extremely LiTTLE CHANGE IN SITUATION July received In London up to noon today aald that little change In the situation had been created by the German offen The continued throughout yesterday were conducted by the forces of General Von Below and General Von are directing the operations of the two armies on the left wing of the German crown princes Great numbers of German corpses are hanging on of barbed wire In front of the French positions and all the reports state that the German losses must have been exceptionally ARE HOLDING THEM UP With the American Army on the July Word received this morning from the battlefront to the emt of Rhelms shows allied defenae now is holding up the German attempts to advance and appears to have broken the enemya RECAPTUREDTWO TOWNS July troops have recaptured Possoy and towns on the aouth bank taken yesterday by the Germans when they crossed the BATTLE CONTINUES ing blow against the From WITH this section ot the battlefront It July battle eon Ujat tlnues especially of the Mame and irtSe wglorf of Except for one aeetor aouth of the Marne there Is no and French troops are counter attacking mag nificently and are taking many aqcording to the state ment Issued by the war office to South of the Marne tha Ger mans have not bean able to ad vance their line beyond La and aouth of the foreat of Bou The enemy haa not been able to penetrate the French zone of BRITISH IMPROVE THEIR July an opera tion conducted laat night In the region east of the Brit ish improved their line after sharp fighting In the VlllersBreton rieaux the war off lea an nounced The German guna wars busy during the night In the region southwest of Albert and showed some activity at various other points on the northern part of the British f WILL CONTINUE THEIR July Germane will continue their offensive aa they have concentration of strong reserves In the region of northeast of says Mar cel Hutin In the Echo De The he undoubted ly will be put Into the fighting line probably extending the front of attack toward the GERMANS FAILED AT THE July the Ger mans failed at the start la the com mon view of all French military critics and even the moat cautious are unable to over Mondays It would be says Colon si De to prcphesy on one days but one can certainly say that the beginning waa altogether encouraging for Nowhere have the Germans mads any particular Eaefof Rheima they heav ily and made practically no pro West of Dormane they crossed the Marne but we hold the bridgehead and mean de fend it from the left soon lest tha few mllea gained south of the besides our were American regiments who bore themselves so that German newspapermen can hardly continue the usual twad dle about their new With The American Army On The July Qerman prisoners captured In the counter attack by the Americans at the bend ot the numbev be tween one thousand and fifteen They include a com plete brigade The fighting continues with fierce intensity in thia district while the battle rages with equal ferocity on the right where the French are re ported to have delivered a badly The Americans command the river front at the At the left of the bead the famous German 1Mb division haa made repeated attempts all day to hut all aasaults have beenrv pulsed by the splendidly directed flre of the American gunners and not a single German had sue ceeded in getting over at thia point up to 9 oclock tonight RESULTS OF DAY VERY GOOD On The French Brent la Vniaij July the goclated impression of the results at the first battle in the nsw German amaisti on the Frenchfront la very Nowhere along the stretch of many miles did the enemy succeed in penetrating more than thousand yards and that waa ofitf on a sector In tha Mlghtyr hood of aonthsrsat although orders tonndm German prisoners announced tost the first day should take them 20 kilometres from the front Una of On the battlefront east of Rheims the enemy did not evaa get beyond the advanced invincible resistance of the troops preventing him from taining the main combat With the French on the west of Rbeims fought Ame and Italian troops both of whom vied with the other allies la ksSsv uesa and It was a brilliant ta which the American troops sfoctr ed the enemy from the positions he had gained temporarily ou tha southern aide of The Americans counter attacked vig orously this evening with remark able driving the Germans back to the Earlier la tha day this part of the line had bssn the scene ot the moat desperate fighting when the Germans started to throw pontoons across the A taw German elements st first succeeded In getting over In chasing the allied troops away trom the banks while German engineers began to lay the Six ot these bridges formed a lattice work rapidly Joined the banks on either Two of the bridges were most sub stantial and between 99 and 40 feet in t AIRPLANES PLAYED GREAT HAVOC French airplanes played great havoc In the German ranks whlkf the bridges were under coustriajfe One bombing flfs ing at a height of 800 ped bombs on two ot these bridges while enemy troops were The bridges were broken and soldiers thrown in the The aviators constantly ad the other bridges and did great execution among the OB the bridges as well aa on banks where the enemy wag centrated in great When thn Germans had the river the which ;