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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 18, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Southern Alberta s big Amalgamates .-Stampede ana Fair, Lethbndge, July 22nd to 27th VOLUME XI, E. ALBERTA. THUISDAY, JULY is, iois NUMBER 184 Allies Come Back, Gkin Four Miles; Threaten Hun Rys London, July French have gained from two to lour miles everywhere on the twenty-five mile front of their offensive today between the Aune and the Marae, according to reports teaching London this afternoon. The French have captured several thousand prisoners and about twenty guns. EXCELLENT SITUATION London, July received showed the situa- tion up to noon all along the line of the attack begun by the French this morning fe be excellent. The attack is the biggest move made this year by the allies. SAMMIES OVER THE TOP American Army in France, July ciated troops went over the top with a cheer this morning'in the launching of the allied surprise at- tack on the front northwest of Chauteau-Thierry. On the French Front in France, July the Asso- allied forces today are en- in an important counter attack between the Aisne 'and tne Marrie, north of The attack is pro- gressing.favoraUy. y. Submarines Have Been Sunk Faster in Past Month Than at Any Other Time in the Wai- July 'iton'g'the'Unit Jrom the Atone as the region of Btl- le'aVji frcrttof about twchty-'fivb.. mllei 'and .rnade progress tain potnU'bf between a mile and a half, and two miles, the war of; free The situation'on the Marne'and Champagne, fronts Is unchanged. THREATEN RA1LWLAYS London, July French have reached a point facing the moat: important G-rman railway the entire front west of Rh'elms. The French artillery Is now within easy shell- ing 'distance vthese and- should 'be able to make life Miserable for a large section of- the German army. '-Military men attach great im- portance to the Lateral railway Soissons and say ttiat If General Foch can get his artillery Into position to keep these lines out of action he will make the' whole the German supplies in the whole tor between Rheims and Chateau- Thierry impossible. On the ex- treme east 6f the recent German -the French have reoc-_ cupied their old Lines for. a dis- tance of three or four miles. -BRITISH ATTACK British Headquarters In France, July A surprise attack early last night advanced the Australian line cast of Amiens more than a third of a mile on a front In excess of a tnlle. The .German trenches thus cap- tures are south east of Villers- C-: 'iN LARGE NUMBERS With thV American Army In storm troops fn large numbers, launched .In co-operation with the French, a powerful offensive on the line to the north of Chateau-Thierry this morning, The Americans passed beyond nearly all their Includ- ing the Parte-SoisSorit Road. The town of is now the range of the erlcan fluns, -'V.BfO OAfNS of the Marn'e, .the French have regained the whole ofithe Rols Wood and tNa vilfage of Ventcufl. COMPLEffe SURPRISE With the American Army In France, July" enemy was taken completely by Burprlftc .all ffariq the fine. The American troops were brought up fn the. Where, with their French cbmradcs'of crack uniUtthey lay (n thelr'pusItront'einUl five-o'clock this morning. At that hour French; and American artillery advanced behind a terrific barrage to their first ob- jectives In less than half an haur< While they were digging In, more Irrmost cases, passed over first and then! ad- vanced behjnd the fesurtled bur- rage, to the -second objectives' which takeh, eft- pecially all the north end of the the and Sofssons'Road. Numerous tanki'participated in the attacks. Trie; Americans went Vht'o'ithe' attack', without .previous artillery- In their advance behind. thY rolling bar- rage they captured many guns, machine equip- ment and materials The Germans'in. most places of- fered feeble but here and there''they piit lip, a stubborn fight which the Ame'ricari shock un- its quickly overc'a'me at the.point of.the bayonet and at the muzzles of their weapons. WHOLE FLANK MENACED. Wish the American Army in France, July German left flank Is menaced, the enemy must draw In his troop's from the Marne front or risk their being caught-whereythey are. GERMAN PEOPLE WHISPER SECRET FEARS OF FAILURE Geneva, July newspaper Deiuocrate, is usually well latormecl upon-German at'alrs, declares that the --latest information from across 'the Rhine, shows mixed feelings In Gcrmauy regarding the new offensive. Wfifle llierc is hope of victory unit'an early peace, there are aJso secret-fears of failure, only whispered, Uie advices U.S. and Japs Will Act London, July Ihe last three monlha.-llie -number of German submarines destroyed lias teen, great- er than during any simjjar period fslncc the begSnning at the charges liave played an important part in putting an cad lo Ihe activl ;3 of the U-boats. Details of the sinkings of Uiree Ger- man submarines, of them by Brit- ish submarines recently "became London. A IlrltiEli patrol boat on a moonlight night sighted an enemy submarine on the surface i about half a mile away. Sho ivas ap- tly rccharBlngfher- Blontsc but- teries. Full speed ahead Tvas ordered by thti commander o" the patrol boat but by the boat readied the spot tbD submarine hid disappeared. The British craft hemediately dropptid six depth QuauUiles of oil cntno to tbo surface soon afterward and then cries for help in German were heard. The patrol tioat searched lor survivors o[ the submarine but was able to rescue only one of the enemy. Rammed One While on patrol duly off the .east coast, a British submarine sighted tbe periscopo an enemy U-boal.and slarlod for it lender full speed. Before the German could submerge the Brit- isher had rammed it.- The British sub- marine cut through the plates of the enemy boat-and stuck there. The boats endeavored to extricate tbeiri- selves. The German came almost, to the surface, carrying the British'mil? marine along. Finally the got way. Sbe made desperate efforts to eep afloat but finally sank. On another day BrIHsh and Gerinan jbmarines ulayed. hide and sesk early halt an hour, each manoeuvring r a position to attack the other. Tho rilisher finally fired a Issed. A few minutes later a second went home, striking the tier an close to tho stern. With smoke opuring out ot tho Jiqle ado by the torpedo, tbe stern of.tho -boat came lo the surface. Tlieu le conning tower appeared. A few ix'OL'tis antf the U-boat took a perp'on- Icular dive, leavinc a trail of whirl in the sea imlicating-lhc rush water into space. There no urvivora. Toklo, July the Asso- ciated news- papers today publish the terms of an American to send American troop's to Siberia. The newspapers -'declare that Ihe Jap- anese government had decided to accept the1' suss--l'on made by the American government that Japan' also send troops. London, July Japanese have reached a decision wKich vsas the outcome of proposals from the United States, says a Toklo to the Times under daie of July 13, for joint American-Japanese intervention in SiGerla. The American pro- posals, th: dispatch adds, were different from those made by Britain and France. liitish Advance Lines For Mile-Americans Block Further German Attempts British Have So Harried German Forces That They Fail Asleep at Their Posts in Whole Crown Prince Tries to Reap Small Victory Out of Collos- sal Further Block Their Plans. Fred Best, Well-Known Resi- dent, is Oead-r-Others Cardslon, July fatal aulo ac cldcnl occ.urred ye'aterda'y afternoon when Mr. Fred and Mia Lciii'JuueS TvciS-lhrpTrn oul'la thp car Avent over lltojbank Wiling Mr Uest H appears that Best.was leading, Mr. Jones, follow Ing, "up hill from Klrnhall south on their ivaj lo alacler'Fark'. When nearly at th lop tto'firsi car sfopii.edj ami then slatted down 1he hill zigzagging wild ly, H shot Into the httlstde, stopper lor a fow went forward an then Rudderily, shot rear, first over th bank InfO the coulee, R Is presume thftt Ihe car was accidentally reversed Tho young girl was .thrown ouI an uninjured, out -Mrif. Ues wenKtvcr Iho bill wltVthVcar whic flocmed lo summer a avilt, landing on II side, Mrs. ISesl waf fcarlly' bruised Mr. Jones ollaiiicG help and place Best car; cushions tn th Bhaflo where tio; eiitired without n gaining Df.- Slacpoo was rushed lo Iho" Erne ml Maddeo and Dr. Chrlatio wll Mrs. Maygoon hit all wcr .too to find the Injured miln nllv From (he best surmhc ,6btainabl without an autopsy 'it H interred fha Mr, Rest's neck was hfpkeri ..tij -th (urn-over of Iho car. Funerals arrangeslen Is aro belr rnartc for tomorrow hl.lwo 6'cldck ar Tvlll lie in chargo-bf the Oddfellow Mr. Best having heen a firpmlnen momder. 'n THE WRAtHER High V, Low.......... tl warm. Paris, July. De Thomassoni a niilitBry in .concluding his article on the bat- tle situation torfay, says he can- not resist the pleasure of quot- ing a passage cor.eermng the Am- ericans .-froni the semi-official Nord Deutsche Allgemeine Zeit- ung. Thft German paper ''These ;American soldiers are cannon'fodder. They are- incap- Standing up to our. ses- .1 soned troops} America' is power- to .train the forcibly enlisted men she hss shTjpped to Europe." The way the Americans treated a qrack German division at FOE- sbyT says Colonel De Thomasson, perhaps may give the Gerrpan wri- food for reflection. General 'Gourautl Issues Stirring Order to French Amid Am- Troops ,L HOPE LIEUT., ROOSEVELT ALIVE Oyster Say, N. July ray of hope that Lieut. QUentin Roosevelt may not have to hi3 death in a combat with a squadron of German airships vvas brought to Colonel Rposevelt last night In a cable 'message ssnt from Paris by Mrs. Theodore" Roosevelt, which she saW the report firmed'Sthere. The presi- dent felt, however, that there only is a slight probability that his. son may be stitl alive. Frpnch Ex-Ministcr Interior on Trial For High Treason Scnsalions GERMAN PAPER THE U. S; HAS.FLOPPED' Milwaukee, July a local semi-weekly and one of the most widely clr-' culnted German language news- papers In America came out M Its issuo yesterday Jn strong con- demnation of the German govern-: ment In connection with the "Igin and conduct of tho war. It retracts words uttered during the course of the war and admits that, parrotlikc. it has repeated ihc ut- terance of the German govern- ment's organs. TEAMSTBRS HAVE i RETURNED JO WORK Paris, July proceedings o! Ihe second day (he trial of Lou's Malvy, former minister of the interior charged with higli treason, were over shadowed by the" feelings of elation over, the failure of-tho German often slvo, Parisians tgnorin.g the senati chamber, which looked deserted a: compared with the squares In whicl tho'newspapers were being sold. The reading of the remainder of the indictment'against SI. Malvy occupied morovthan three hours. The second part, of .the indictment related more especially to Malvy's inlimacy" vwith persons- of unsavory reputation, in- rludltig Miguel Almor.yda, and others connected with the'Dpnnet Kongo. A hush fell over the court, room when (ho name of Duval waa mcnlfon- ed, as.tho was oxecdted ynsterdny morning, 31. Malvy appeared lo tiu aam? with that of hut he soon recovered and followed the pro- ceeding S'tn what seerauj lo be a bor- ed manner. On The French Front (n France, iuly 17. (Associated In stir- 'tng phrases, imploring them to stand irni, General H. ,T. Gouraud, in com- mand ot the French and American ps "east oE Rheims and in' the Champagne, appealed to his men be- fore the German oue'usivo began. ah' order ''issued" to his" soldiers, ho i "We may be attacked _at any mom ent. You all feei -that a defensive sattle never has been engaged m un der more, favorable conditions. You were warned -and on guard with now erful reinforcements of artillery infantry. You will flght on tho ground and you have Irauaformeil the tren ches by your worlc into redoubtable fortresses which are invincible if the passages arc properly guarded, The bombardment will be terrible but you wlH stand it with out. weaken ing.. The assault will bo violent, in clouds ot smofce, dust and gas, but your position and armament are for mitlable. "In your breasts beat free men's brave strong uearia: Nobody wii look behind nor recede a pace. Each of you will havo one thought to kll anil'kin many, until they cry enough "For this reason, your general says you will this assault, and i will be broken gloriously." Sensatloi Referring to St. Malvy's association certain newspaper1 men, M. Fdret, former minister of who read tho Indictment, created a sensa- tion-when he mentioned, the newspjtp- or Kvell. The editor of this public atlori, Jaco.uc-1 D'Hur, who occupied a tho protegte'd vigor- ously nndi (hat. he He heard. ThO' senators refused to Interrupt hul as M. D'Hur In- Toronto, July The N'orthern who -went on strike ti few days ago In'sympathy ivfth (he teamsters of the Dominion Transport Company returned lo work today. The men have accepted general principles ot the award as tho omlrUon railway war board, which provided for.n of A Tho strike Dominion the proceeding; aisled upon rc guard's were called ami he was ejected States. CMcngo Man Pfifa Big Money- New York Lawyers Also Involved Chicago, July lhat be Ecrred as a secret agent of Ger- iny.lipfnrp. Ihn flnlled States cn'cr- tfio war, arid the allegallqn that rqo of New "VorU's" most prominent lawyers had done as iio did, were made yesterday by Oaston B, In at .the hearing to delor- mine-tho legality ot Iwo wills purporting to dispose of the Rslote left by. the, late James C. King of Chicago. Means, who appeared tra n witness ior tho hblra of Miss Maude A. Kltifj, for whose alleged alayfng ho was Iried and acquitted la Concord, N, C.f !asl frfiely 'admlti'sd receiving money tor aclnig aa n secret agent of Iho German -government hefore llio From the building- an exptanatlou, I outbreak of tho war with tho UnSled .Quietly he fold of receiving London, July of Villers'Bretonneaux, south of the Somme, the Brill Eh line has been advanced on a front of more than one mile, Bays, the official state- ment today from British head- quarters in France. The British positions to the west of Hebuterne also were Im- proved somewhat. South of BucquCy, on the front southeast of Arras, a German raid- ing party was driven off. The German artillery showed considerable activity during the night on the Flanders front, north of BaillEul. HARRY TtfE GERMANS. With the BrrtUh Army in France, July fhe Asso- ciated troops !n some operations in trenches (ft Flanders haye been so exhausted and demoralized by constant Bri- tish raids, attacks and bombard- ments that many of thetn .have len asleep .at their posts, not car- ing whether they are killed, or captured. An order issued Bavarian infantry regiment reveals' a condi- y tion of affairs which" up to this have been .thought unbelitvablevln ?n The commanding officer-wrote on- June 25: ALL WERE ASLEEP. "While tour of the line this morning, I came'across complete sections .fast asleep in spite of Its being dawn and misty. These lections' had removed their equipment and had not the faint- est' idea of the disposi- tions of-their orders or of the., troops on their flanks, Only yesterday I requested that all men should be Instructed .on these points and their particular duty explained to them. This is all the more important as only a days ago three men'find a light machine gun by a jstate of affairs m.ust not continue." :deal of activity contin- ues behind front.but the infantry has remained very quiet-since the the present German offensive around Rhefms. No attempt .has been made, to recover the ground lost at Wood on Monday when the Brl- tish captured a totaiof.Ml men and seven officers. The Germans hav'e remained passive "under re.- pcated British thrusts" around BaiMeuil and only has Indulged in retaliation. CROWN PRINCE'SVTACTICS, Paris, July Crown Prince of Germany) military ob- servers her a say, is now frying to convert A large scaEe; failure Into a showy, minor which will make up In the .eyes ,of the _ German public for the men he has sacrificed.'" Hfa how apparently_Ep- ernay. The operation Includes parts, )n ilie first' th f 6er- mans who crossed In Ihe region are struggling to widen and strengthen the bridgehead on t lie sou Hi bank, Jn the second, the Germiin rlflht'cen- at the beginning of the action was along the Dor- fating south' cast, Ts now -Vrlgny, Douiliy, Marfaux and CoUrtonTarid Boy Woods. As the country the case will be heard tomorrow- when DeotleV editor of L'Actlon FraneaJae, who lias charg- ed Mi .Malvy with ,belraylns secrets to Gerrnfmy, la OTdcred to lake stand. Iho IS MISSING at ond lime ami at an< other, for his services fo Geimany, antl pf (leliverlng1 whlcli ho received on a cheque to Captain Boy- Ed, one of'Ocrmany.'SrChfcf spies, In country, who wag subsequently expelled. "Means he himed over all hlg information to Iho government. Toronto, July Beadey N. Qarrett of (hn Koyal Air T''6rce, was reported mlsalnff on July 14, accord- ing lo a cablegram received last night port teamsters remained uTictiansed.j'hy'hlg N. Oarrctl, srorllng Tho strikers dec lard they n'ro Iho Toronto World crt to return lo work on B4m6; attdndcd-Rlrlley Col- 'JcgoSi and at places rm a king the tootball lerma as the Canadian Northern l alers. Calgary, Calgary, Canadian today "says: U fearned here-thai Ihe st- toal consolidation of (ho Bank of Montreal and the Bank of 3 r It it h North' will -take place. within llifc next four to six correspondent, Karl Rosner, re ports in a dispatch to the Berlin Lokal Anzelger. AHE DRIVHN OUT v Washington, July PershlngTs communication for terday reports that in.the Amer- ican sector of tha Marne, the, enemy has been entirely driven from the south bank. BATTLE ON RHEIMS Paris, July a review "of the situation on the front, the Havas Agency notes the agree- ment In the comment of the entire prass that after the third day of the battle, the situation remains as favorable for the allies as could be expected. ,'_ "The battle for Paris has be-, come a battle for -the Pttit Pariescn says. "The German manoeuvre was frustrated by the insufficient effect of the first shock. It can be considered, as a failure and we are able to look to the future without apprehension." The Echo De-rParls also de- clarss the situation at present ic decidedly .favorable and. petts for the future "entirely re- "'''V appears Bay's Premier Ctemencsau'6 paper L'Hohitne Libre, efforts reiiulf (n the c'aptUre of, Fjhcims, 'and still JeiU: of riay. Thus the feriiive' a ;fiasco after the r, three notable-faftures Co'rn- peigne, Italy and in the Cham- ,-x v, The Petit Journal predicts that the counter attacks, which are1 bound to' come at.thVproper time will work the downfall "of "the German ecorts, ITALIAN ATTACK On the French Front In France, July the Associated both1 the enemy and allied armies generally.were marking the Italians this evening 'carried out a brilliant counter attack near Pourcy, north of the Marne, after the had harried them by. Incessant tacks during They'drovo the enemy back into of the Ardre River. Loss First Two Dayr ParU, "July Tn the pocket which i the Qermnna havo created south of the f Marne, their leases, according to conservative estimates, Beached sixty thousand in the first two days''fighting, the 3Ialfn declares. Treating of Ihe situation in sector of the front, the Echo De Paris says: "Because of the counter livered by the army ot General. Deg- ontte and our.American allies, '.-Iho Germans were tinaolc appreciably lo witlen or deepen this pocket." According to the ,same, newspaper. forty German .divisions! have been tolly engaged fn Iho battle, i hi'B twenty support divisions were obltged tC-takc nior5 or Jess part in the fijht- ,v. :____ Wanted Right Bank of Marne T2" French Army Headqilirlera, July 18, OLlawa be- comes Increasingly clear (hat Grny's atrategic object-Tra3 to occupy the whole right hank ot the Mama from Chalons to Chateau Thierry in. order to uso the river as a hta uncovered flank In ji'flnal.ffiafcb, toward Paris. "Tho attack failed mainly because General Qotiraud was nblfl to kocp con- stantly polled regarding the 'enemy's ihtenllons and his sector was thnr oughly prepared for an ailaclu French Is thickly wooded ly defended, some mintary.coni- "A mcntalors believe will soon find the garni not worth the candle, t Pursuing his niw famllter op- portunlst the erlemy would content himself, WHh establishing A defensive front toward the east and (urn Ma efforts Southward fn the direction of Mont Mlrail, near Epernay which stralegfcally Is sec- ond In Importance only to Chal- ons. This is the hypothesis of.the military wrifsr, Cofonef tho- maason. KAISER WATCHSD Amfiterrfam, William watched the openinfi of the1 latest German offensive frcm an advanced offsorVAtion pott of Rhelmt, his favor fid the German tailed to glean nselnl intormallcm'of the' enemy's Tho _ ovenlnE tjctqre the attack Prencli era brought, back pris- oners. The enormous accumnlaiUh ft guns and oinmuiiUion behind front was .no' secret to French. The Germans the op- crallon with a coup d'thdalro benefit of ihS French' rlvll population by boraliarillt? ens. HUNGARIAN WOMSN VOTE Airjatfrdam, houjc of Iho HunBaHtn Wet lied the .gdyornmeut'3 glf-- Ing tho YOtca to.wotnon, a peat disoafch ;