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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE STAMPEDE NOW ON~?KNIGHT AND DAY" ATTRACTIONS VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA. TUESDAY, JULY 23, 1918 NUMBER 188 Allies Extending Battle Line; Enemy is Drawing Further on His Reserves German Losses Have Made it Impossible for Them to Successfully Defend the Rheims Salient-Preparing to Retreat. London, July 23-(By Renter's Ottawa Agency).-The battle, though an obstinate struggle, is opening and extending with the newH continuing most favorable for the allies. Tlio Qormans have not yet recovered from their surprise and confu'slon and have given no signs of hitontlon tc r.roate a diversion elsewhere. The enemy's main energies are concentrated on defensive fighting and a system of desperate rear guard actions In the hope of extricating the bulk of their forces from tlie clutch of tlio allies, who are aiavanctng simultaneously from the points from the compass. The position of the enemy is critical, owing to the relentless pressure maintained by Foch, whoso tactics may Btin turn the enemy retreat into an enemy rout. To avoid this, experts are of the opinion that the enemy must draw further upon the reserves, probably from the forces facing the British front. Huge German Losses Nevertheless the advance effected by the British collaborating with the French forces, was most important as It neceBgltated the calling of the reserves � by th6 Germans. The Inactivity of the Infantry north of the Ourcq in the Champagne region yesterday, is seml-ofjlcially ascribed by Paris to the enormous German losses the extent of which cannot be calculated. On the front with Gouraud's army lone, 50,000 Germans were put out of action by hundreds of guns which were unmasked only when the assaulting waves crossed the covering' zone and approached the real line of resistance. Paris Is lavish in her praise of the presence of mind and strategy of General Foch, and also General Fay-oUe. Unless the enemy receives immediate help it will be Impossible for him to cross the twenty-four miles of rugged country on the north bank of the Alsnc, which includes the crossing of the rivers Ourcq, Vosle and Alsne. The two important points which the allies from the west are , endeavoring to reach, In order to cut the enemy off, are Fore-en-Tardenols, which is the most Important Junction of roads, and Fismos. The rugged-nesB of the country between the Marne and Rheims accounts for the desperate fighting there, enabling the Germans to prolong the defense. Praise For British Correspondents on the French front. Bay that the French express the greatest admiration for -the spirit of the British in this region. The British Insisted on attacking Immediately though the opposing Germans included the shock division with the ground most favorable tor machine gun defense. L MAY SELL HAY The official! of the Dominion land office here received the important Information this morning that leaseholder* on Dominion lands will be permitted to sell, free of charge, any eurplun hay they may have-on their leases this yeSr, to men who own stock, this will gfeatly assist the hay � situation In'Southern Alberta. serious typhoid""" epidemic fN berlin London, July 23.-A serious outbreak of typhoid has occurred In Berlin, the Exchange Telegraph correspondent at Amsterdam 'reports. The,epidemic la believed to have been'caused by poisoned or unclean milk. The number of eases is not stated, but believed to be large, and eapeolally in the labor eotlon of the city. { EDITORS At VERDUN Londoni July. 23.-(Via Reuters Ottawa Agency)-A dispatch from Paris state� that the Canadian ' ditori' today are vliitlng Verdun. ALL SUPPLIES NOW May Contemtilate a General Retreat From Salient at Rheims Paris, July 23.-(Havas Agency.)-Reports of the fighting In the Solsions-Rhelms salient appearing In the Paris newspapers tell of fires burping at Fere-En-Tardeners. Some of thess were no doubt caused by bombs dropped by the allied aviators, but It is believed that the enemy is destroying stores that cannot be moved back of the German defensive line along the Veste River. Fere-En-Tardeners Is near the west flank of the salient while Vllle-En-Tardeners is further west and quite near the allied line west of Rheims. The burning of stores In both places may be an Indication of a general retirement from the salient by the Germans. POLICE GET QUEBEC Arrest 37 of Those Who Led Riots on Registration Day Quebec, July 23.-The Dominion police have arrested 37 of the ring leaders said to be responsible for the disorders which marked registration day in Beauce and Mont Magny Counties, when oreoTntzed gangs composed of young men threatened the registrars with violence, grabbed the registration cards by force and burned them publicly as a mark of their contempt of the law. All of the main spirits of the trouble raising gangs, according to the police, are In the net and the police started proceedings to have all of tliem summoned to court. E ' FREIGHT RATES Because of the Increase Granted to Railway Employees in Wages Ottawa, July 23,-There la every likelihood of a considerable increuso In freight rates In Qanoda being ordered by the railway commission, as a result of the McAdoo schedule of railway workers' wages having been adopted by the KpVbmment. An announcement tq this effect may bo expected shortly. It Is paid that the Increase may be as higlt as- 25 per cent, on existing tariffs despite the fifteen per cent, ajready granted durlD^r the present year. FEED SITUATION Rain fell over the entire Leth-bridge railway divialon this morn" Ing. The ruin was heaviest north and west of Lethbrldgo, Up In the PIneher Creek and Cowley country the rain, apeording to re-porta, la heavy, aqd will aave the crops for feed purposes. In fact, the rain will Improve the feed alt-uatlon considerably all over the district. EVERYTHING "AS USfJAL" In spite of the weather, the amalgamated fair and stampede of Lethbridge, Raymond, Magrath and Cardston, was declared officially open this afternoon at the fair grounds, by Hon. Duhcan Marshall, minister of agriculture. There was not a large crowd present, but all were enthusiastic and the weather promises to clear fon the remainder of the week. In which case the crowds should be larger than even anticipated. The program is being proceeded with as usual. The directors' luncheon was held at one o'clock and was presided over by President Fairfield. There were alud'jffresent, Hon. Duncan Marshall'.fflon. C. R. Mitchell and Hon. A.*. McLean. .Mr. Marshall in openlfg the fair, referred to the reerg-inlzatlon of the exhibition pii am,-ilgamated lines, arid .predicted success for the idea. PIONEER DAY. At any rate, there is every prospect for fine weather for Pioneer ?ay, Wednesday, when the whols south country Is coming Into the exhibition. And there is every prospect for eiinahlne for *the rest of the weak. So don't let the gloem lmp9 a�mlbo\. Get ready for at least four days of real joy. STMEN 0 ENFORCE D S Toronto, July 23,-Unless the government agrees within twenty-four hours to the appointment of a board of conciliation or a commission to deal with the grievances of the postmen, there likely will be a general strike of all postmen in the Dominion. Up to the present any of the letter carriers in othec cities who have gone out on strike have done so., out of sympathy with the "Striking , postmen In Toronto and Winnipeg, ^but at a meeting of the postmen at the Labor'Temple this morn-Ir.g a resolution was unanimously carried calling upon the Federal executive to request that all the ' branches In the Dominion give the government twenty-four hours In which to either appoint a conciliation board or a commission. If this Is not done, all the branches will walk out. Are Determined Victoria, B. C, July 23.-The following telegram was received from Toronto this morning by F. Holdrldge. secretary of the Victoria Letter Carriers' Association from A. Mogrldge, secretary of the Federated Association of Letter Carriers: "Still going strong here. Mall transfer men out. Clerks meet tonight. Carriers out. Winnipeg carriers out. Clerks out on 23rd. Had conference with the mayor and president of the board of trade this evening. Wires working hard to Ottawa. Everything at a standstill here. Temporary and single men denied the 1350; wo demand they got It. Stick to It. We will advise you wlien an/ satlsfnactory arrangements are made 80 you can get on the job. Government stubborn." Situation at Toronto Toronto, July 23.---The postmen held a muss meeting at 10 o'clock this morning to discuss the strike situation and were still In session at noon. In the meantime, it Is feared unless ^ settlement Is reached by the government satisfactory to the postmen, all of the clerks will Join the strike. Several of the chayffours who drive the motors containing mail from the boxes on the street, Joined the strike this morning and It is feared the others also will join them. "The pile up Inside the post ofilco 1b beyond the outsider's Imaglntjition," a postal clerk said, "And the congestion is even worse at the postal stations In the different districts of the city." No parcels are being sorted at all, only firnt class matter toeing handled by Ihe much overworked employes who remain at work. Does Not Apply Ottawa, July 23.--In an interview this morning concerning the attitude of postmen at a few points throughout tlie country In requesting him to establish a board of conciliation to consider their alleged grievances against the government, Hon. T. W. Crothers, minister of labor, said: "Tho Industrftil Dlsputos Investigation Act is Inapplicable to permanent employes of the government, as those men are whose wages or salaries are flxed by parliament. At the last session of parliament substantial increases were voted these men and many others, and cheques now are being Issued for payment of tUflse increases. I am confident that under tho clrcujnstonces there wlU be no addition to the numbers who have already quit work and that those who have done so, will, as reasonable men, retuj'u to work forthwith." At Regina. Reglna, Mwy 23.-Thirty-five letter carriers, the wUolo staff of. that'4e-j'partmont of the lo.cM Dost ottice, are, out on strike and no mail deliveries were made this morning. At Calgary. Calgary, July 23.-Seventy five letter carriers employed in the general post office here went on strike this morning, because thn nomislon government refused to appoint a board of conciliation to deal with their alleged grievanoes, and were joined by the entire clerical sta/f ftt the noon hour, ,with the result Hi&l boalneao at tho pest office Is pTRctlcally at-a standstill. REVOLUTIONARIES, N AUSTRIA ARM Bands Springing Up All Over Troubled Country-Population Gives Aid London, July 22.-Router's Limited says it learns from a reliable source that the Czecho-Slovaks are desferting and forming armod bands In tho in terlor called "green guards." A considerable number of Czechoslovak deserters have concentr.itcd In 'the Beskid moimtains in Eastern Moravia. They are armed and offering stubborn resistance to the Gen darmerle. "Obviously," says the correspondent, "they receive support from the Czech population. "Similar revolts are taking place In Dalmatia, where tlie military authorities have been unable to suppress a revolt of armed bands of, deserters and escaped Russian prisoners. The ofHcial organ Dosnische Post makes allusions suggesting that similar bands are springing up in Bosnia." BRITISH IN ASIA London, July 23.-Dispatches from The Hague lo tho Dally Mall say that several German newspapers are prominently calling attention to conditions In Russia and appear to hint at the prosslhllity, that Germany may now have to be content to hold tho western front and tranNfer active operations to the near middle east. The annexationlat press of Oovmany in the last week has repeatedly referred to the warning of Hakk PashI, the Turkish ambassador to Germany, that the war cannot be ended in the west and that it will be necessary to smito ' Groat Brltnin In Asiatic regions. FIVE CHILDREN ARE BURNED TO DEATH ttrand Rapids, Mich., July 2}.- Five children, ranging in age from twelve years were burned to death, one other reoalvad probably fatal burns in a fira which daatroyed the Kent Oounty Juvenile Home Just outside the city arty today. ' -Tha fatalities wera due to con-Jualen among the children. German Losses Since March 21 Said To Total a Million Men; Allies Are Continuing Gains; New French Drive HUN POLITU SITUATION N SMU New Foreign Secretary is Not PbpOiar-With the Moderate Party. Ottawa, July 23.-In a cable summary of the week's European political developments received by Iho director of public information, the statoment is made that the situation in this respect is in suspensi, pending tho present military crisis on the western and Italian fronts. The cable reads. "Von Kua'nlmann's resignation indicates the further asBumption of complete control by tho German military party. The Hintze appointment is strongly "eriticlzed by tho moderate parties, who do not welcome the ascendancy of the military, party in non-military '� affairs. Nevertheless, they voted the war credits. This is a definite defeat for tho German foreign office, which good authorities say has been at loggerheads with the military for some time past. "The chiincellor's latest speech, attempting to allay the irritation, but ineffectually, owing to tho irreconcilable cleavage between the windblown Insanity of German military aims and the cooler perceptions lurking in a few undementcd German official heads. The main point In Von Kuehlmann's resignation is in showing that no German peace proposals need be taken seriously until signed by Hangerman, of the militarist party. German Grip on Austria. "Meanwhile the German grip over Austria grows imcoasingly complete, and has caused correspondingly Increased resentment alike In Austria and Himgary. Theiendurance of tho long suttering Austrian and Hungarian people Is almost at its last gasp. The supplanting of the Austrlnn genera), Von Hoetzcndorff, by tho German general. Von Below, Indicates the supreme humiliation of Austria and the supremo German control over the Austrian array. "In Russia, tho situation Is quieter in Moscow, but the Bolshovlkl regime is now desperate and their unpopularity Is increasing throughout the provinces. Particularly is this truo among the present population, which iligllkes their methods of sending Hod Guards to violently deprive the peo-plo of food. "Meanwhile the Czecho-Slovaks are undermining the waning Bolslievlki authority in Siberia." IMPERIAL CONFERENCE TO CONCLUDE SOON London, July 23.-(By Reuters Ottawa Agency.;-The Morning Post says the Imperial � conference which was sitting in the morning and afternoon ifor the last few weeks, hopes to finish its biisiness on the afitli instant. A few sittings of the Imperial cabinet should suffice to consider the decisions arrived at during the conference and it is expected that Immo-dldtoly afterward the ministers nt-tondlng will arrange an early return to the Dominions. HINDENBURG NOT DEAD, BUT VERY SICK London, .July 23.-Field .Marshal Von Hlndenburg, chief of the German general staff. Is seriously ill and has taken no part In tho military operations of the present year, according to, information from Berlin, says a Central News dispatch from Berne today. By a great personal effort, the message adds, the field marshal was pi-e-sent at a tew state, affairs, but went through.the functions without speaking. He ,1b � IhoapoblQ of wrltlnfiy the advices dpdai;e, French in New Attack Have Advanced a Mile on a Four-Mile Front-British Forces Engaged in Fierce Fighting, Have Made Captures-Americans and French Both Capture New Towns-Win Back Much Territory. Paris, July 23.-(Havas Agency.)-According to a review of the military situation in L'Homme Libre, the newspaper owned by Premier Clemenceau, the German losses since March 21, are approaching 1,000,000 men. A NEW ATTACK BY FRENCH London, July 23.-The French at 8.15 o'clock this morning began a new attack in the region northwest of Mont Didler, according to advices received here shortly after noon today. The French have taptured Ouichy-Le-Chateau. BRITISH MAKE CAPTURE London, July 23.-On the front between the Marne and Rheims tho British have'captured-the Petit ..Champ Wood, near Marfaux, with BOO-prisoners and 14 machine guns. ^ CAPTURE BUZANCY ' London, July 23.-The Americans on the south of Solssons have captured the town of Buzancy. STUBBORN OPPOSITION London, July 23.-In their fighting along the Marne the French are reported to be experiencing great difficulty in making a passage of the river, at some points being stubbornly opposed by the German infantry, well supported by artillery and machine guns, AMERICANS TAKE TOWN London, July S3.-The town of Jaulgonne on the Marne has been cap* tured by the Americans who are continuing their advance. So far the taltowns. are Just to the north of the Marne, to the east of Jaulgpnne, taken by the' Americans..) The French crossed the.'Marne at Port-A-Blnson, Just to the east' of Reuil. The enemy counter attacked heavily from the direction of Vandlerea, but these onslaughts were beaten off. WIN BACK ALL GROUND London, July 23.-Franco-American troops ore continuing to make progress on the battlefront between the Ourcq and the Marne, Advices' today are that attacks carried out by the French have restored all the,! ground which they lost on Monday In the region of Grisollcs, seven miles', northwest of Chateau-Thierry, ADVANCE MILE London, July 23,-At 11 o'clock this morning the French were reported to have advanced a mile on a front of four miles. It was thought on the basis of the advices that the attack In the Mont Didler region might be on a wider front than the one mentioned. With the American Army On The Aisne-Marne Front, July 23. -(7.40 a.m.)-(Associated Press). -Overnight information does not indicate any radical change in the situation along the battle front. The prospects seemed to be that today would be another of heavy attacks and counter-attacks, with not more, than slight changes In the line. The troops of General Pershing and General Retain are holding almost every Inch of ground they have gained since the counter blow began on Thursday last. The Franco-American forces north of Chateau-Thierry now are holding Epieds and nearby villages, and a bit of t'erritory northeast of Mont St, Pierre. Farther east the enemy is certain to counter-attack unsuccessfully. ARTILLERY ACTIVE London, July 23.-The German artillery showed considerable activity last night with gas shells In the Viilers-Bretonneux sector, east �of Amiens, tho War Office announces today. FRENCH PROGRESS Paris, July 23.-(Havas Agency)-French progress in the region of Oulchy-Le-Chateau says the Echo De Parts, will soon ren-> der the German positions in that sector untenable, the forces of General Oemitry having crossed tho Marne between Passy and Oormans, says the Petit Journal, which concludes that the northern bank of tho Marne in this region soon will be cleared of the eiiemy. HAND-TO-HAND With The French Army oh The Aisne-Marne Front, Monday, July 22.-(Associated Press).- Probably the heaviest fighting today occurred on the eastern wing of the salient where the British troops took part. The, Britishers, who had arrived on the acene only recently, engaged the enemy In a hand to hand conflict in the ax-tremely wooded'region southwest of Rheims. Four frei[i divlslona faoad them. One German division which had held the line against' the Italians had been annihilated only a few hundred remaining. -The Germane had a large number of machine fluni In thia visinity, but the British captured 40 of � them In the couree of a etrong: attack in which they made progress and took more than 200 prls-V oners. Altogether the day was very satisfactory for the allies who are.! threatening the German communi"' cations everywhere. There Is ev- . ery reason to believe that the-Germans are hurrying forward more divisions to add to the sixty.' they have already thrown Into tha battle. BRITISH ADVANCE ' London, July 23.-Advances in territorial operations were scored' by the British last night, today's , War Office report shows. The line' was pushed slightly forward south'-' of Heburterne on the front be-; tween Arras and Albert, and south \ of Morris and Meteren - on thef"' Flanders front. The British posi-' tions also were Improved in the ' . Harnmel sector, and north of Al-� bert. FIERCE FIGHTING ' With The American Army On The Marne-Alsne Front,' Monday, ^ July 22.-(Associated Presa)-The fiercest fighting continued throughout the day on both wings of the ' German salient between the Aiane and the Marne. The efforta of the.: enemy were concentrated in an-attempt to prevent the allied troops from cutting through on' either side and thua imperilling the great maases of' German' troops still within the aemi-elrcle. Despite tne German detarmlnat-: Ion, French, American and Brit- (OONTINUID OK PaOI 4), STAMPEDE WEEK The city band, under direction of J. G. Harper, played its firet selectiona of the stampede week in front of the Herald office thia morning, and the Herald staff can assure the'stampede viaitora that they will have muaic of a good class and variety du.-ing the week ' at the fair grounds. Tha band w|IV, provide a program eaeh day at the grounde. TAKES OVER LINE* ' Waahlngton, July 23.-Pratidant Wilson laauad a proclamation tak- . Ing ever control ef talagrapha, > telephone, cable and radl^ ^ay>- ^ terns for the duration Of thg Wiiri> effective July 31. .MiA 42?3 ;