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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 20, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta page twelve THE lethbhidge daily herald � saturday, july 20r 1918 Siberia Described as Being in a Transitional Stage r- - ' Vladivostok, July 15.-The present �Ituation In Siberia may bo described fis transitional from the Bolshovlkl regime to conditions never yet permitting an accurate diagnosis. The military situation is as follows. "Forty thousanfl Czecho-Slovaks liold the trans-Siberian railway between Samara and Irkutsk, detocU-jnents occupying Omsk, Tchellablnsk, Novo Ntkollevsk, Tomsk and Krasnoyarsk. "The Czecho-Slovak national court at Vladivostok assumes that the Czechs, co-operating with Slovak bodies havo overthrown the Bolehevlki In the aforesaid places, but details are not available owing to the total Interruption of all communication with the Interior. It lapresumed that the Czechs are movln?" eastward in the direction" of Irkutsk, as their roar is s�cured. t 500,000 Prisoners. "It is estimated that five hundred thousand war prisoners are distributed throughout Siberia, of whom thirty-five thousand havo voluntarily joined tho Red Guards or become engaged in German political propaganda. This number may be augmented as tho Holshevikl have forcibly recruited war prisoners. "Of tho fourteen thousand Czechs who reached Vladivostok. 12,000 arc engaged in active military operntions against tho Bolshovlkl at Khabaro-vesk. The Czechs tpday London, July 20.-British bombing squadrons have again Invaded Germany and have gone, beyond tho Rhino. An announcement from tho air ministry says bombs were drbppcd on the Bonz works at Mannheim on the railway stations at Heidelberg on 'blast furnaces in tho Saar district and on a powder factory at Oberndorft, tho latter having been bombed yesterday. A- fire resulted at the Benz works. Railway trains also were attacked. The statpment reads: "Oir bombing squadlrons again wero active during the night of July 18-19. At the Benz works at Mannheim, tho railway station at Hetdel-'berg and the blast furnaces at Bur-bach were attacked. At tho Benz works a fire broke out. A hostile airdrome was attacked, one of the hangars receiving a direct hit. Two trains were hit by -bombs, and brought to a standstill, and then subjected to machine gun fire. On July 19, tho powder factory at Oberndorf (on the Neckar, southwest of Stuttgart) was attacked. Bursts wero observed on the buililings In the factory. All our machines returned safely." E Washingtoiv iuly' 20 - General March told the U. S. senators that tho .Germans had boon preparing for an offonslvo against tho British to tho north on the western battlefron^r to Bar simultaneous with their laat offensive against tho Franco-American front. For some reason, Generol March said, the drive against the British was postponed, and. that is the probnblo explanation given,for itho British policy of not attacking the Germans while the French and Americans were engaged In their offensive. Allied military opinion, General March said, la unanimous that the German offensive might hove been completely stopped. GOVT. APPOINTMENTS. Ottawa, July 20.-Dominion government appointments gazetted today include the following: Capt. James N. Bales, to be port warden of Montreal to succeed the late Capt. Araid, inland revenue division, and Andrew Robinson to be temporary surveyor of tho port of Vancouver. One NEW SCALE WILLIAMS Piano. Mahogany. Slighdy used. Special................ $400.00 One Second Hand Piano .....)...... $375.00 WE HAVE SEVERAL SECOND HAND PHONOGRAPHS ^ which we will sell at very attractive prices. Do not buy until you see these Instruments, WE GIVE YOO A SPECIAL INVITATION TO VISIT OUR EXHIBIT IN OUR SHOW ROOMS AT OUR STORE, 315 SIXTH STREET SOUTH SEE THE NEW EDISON The Phonograph with a soul. Indestructible records. Diamond Point reproducer. No needles to chango. Steinway, Nordheimer, Williams, Baldwin, Haines Bros. Pianos and Player Pianos. Assiniboia Music Co. Ltd. "EVERYTHING MUSICAL-SIS SIXTH STREET SOUTH ESTABLISHED 1900; INC. 1914 PHONE 1543 5 in British Airmen Have Done Greati Damage to Railway Centres London, .Tuly 20.-(Bl-ltlsh Wireless Service)-Striking evidence of the damage caused by the raids on British bombing squadrons upon the German railway systems at Metz-Sab-lons, is afforded by an official British pholograrh published today. This photograph, tiil