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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE STAMPEDE NOW AND DAr ATTRACTIONS Hcralcl VOLUME JULY 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 to July neuters Ot tawa though an obstinate is opening and extending with the news continuing most favorable for the The Germans have not yet recovered from their surprise and confusion and have given no signs of intention to create a diversion The enemys main energies are concentrated en defensive fighting and a system of desperate rear guard actions in the hope of extricating the bulk of their forces from the clutch of the who are advancing simultaneously from the points from the The position of the enemy is owing to the relentless pressure main tained by whose tactics may still turn the enemy retreat into an enemy To avoid experts are of the opinion that the enemy must draw fur ther upon the probably from the forces facing the British Huge German Losses Nevertheless the advance effected by the British collaborating with the French forces was most important as It necessitated the catling of the re serves By The inactiv ity of the Infantry north of the Ourcq in the Champagne region is semlofncially ascribed by Paris to the enormous German losses the extent of which cannot be On the front with Gourauds array Germans were put out of action by hundreds of guns which were unmasked only when the assault ing waves crossed the covering zone and approached the real line of re Paris is lavish in her praise of the presence of mind and strategy of General and also General Fay Unless the enemy receives im mediate help it will be impossible for him to cross the twentyfour miles of rugged country on the north bank of the which includes the cross ing of the rivers Vesle and The two important points which the allies from the west are endeavoring to in order to cut the enemy are is the most Important junction of and The rugged ness of the country between the Marne and Rheims accounts for the desperate fighting enabling the Germans to prolong the Praise For British Correspondents on the French front Bay that the French express the great est admiration for the spirit of the British in this The British insisted on attacking immediately though the opposing Germans includ ed the shock division with the ground most favorable for machine gun de L MAY SELL HAY The officials of the Dominion land office here received the im portant Information this morning that leaseholders on Dominion lands will be permitted to free of any surplus hay they may have on their leases this to men who own this will greatly assist the hay situation Southern SERIOUS TYPHOID EPIDEMIC IN BERLIN July serious out break of typhoid has occurred In the Exchange Telegraph correspondent at Amsterdam re The epidemic Is believed to have been cauwd by poisoned or unclean The number of is not but it Is believed te be and especially In tha labor of the I EDITORS AT VERDUN July Reuters Ottawa dispatch from Paris stateo that the Canadian today are visiting May Contemplate a General Re treat From Salient at Rheims July Agen of the fighting in the SoissonsRheims salient ap pearing in the Paris newspapers tell of fires burping at FereEn Some of thess were no doubt caused by bombs drop ped by the allied but it is believed that the enemy is des troying stores that cannot be mov ed back of the German defensive line along the Veste FereEnTardentra Is near the west flank of salient while VilleEnTardeners It further west and quite near the allied line west of The burning of stores in both places may be an Indication of a general retirement frem the salrtnt by the PIKE Gf QUEBEC JEADERS Arrest 37 of Those Who Led Riots on Registration Day July 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 when organized gangs com posed of young men threatened the registrars with grabbed the registration cards by force and burn ed them publicly as a mark of their contempt ot the All ot the main spirits of the trouble raising according to the are in the net and the police started proceed ings to have all ot them summoned to Because of the Increase Granted to Railway Employees in Wages July is every likelihood of a considerable increase n freight rates in Canada being ord ered by the railway as a result of the McAdoo schedule of railway workers wages having been adopted by the An an nouncement tq this effect may bo ex pected It is said that the In crease may be as high as 25 per on existing tariffs despite the fifteen per already granted during the present FEED SITUATION Rain fell ovsr Lsth brldgs railway division this morn rain waa heaviest north and west of Up In the Pincher and Cowley country according to re la and will for feed In rain will Improve the feed alt uation considerably all over EVERYTHING AS US In spite of the the am algamated fair and stampede of Magrath and waa declared offi cially open this afternoon at the fair by Duncan minister of There was not a large crowd pres but all were enthusiastic and the weather promises to clear fort the remainder of the In which case the crowds should be larger than even The program is being proceeded with as The directors luncheon was held at one oclock and was pre sided over by President There were Duncan MaraMIfiJ Mit chell and Marshall in ig the re ferred to the the exhibition JAL rganlzation of amalgamated d success for arid the PIONECft At any there is every proe peet for fine weather for Pioneer When the whole south country Is coming Into the And there is every prospect for for the rest of the So dont let the gloom Get rea dy for at leaet four days of real July the government agrees within twenty four hours to the appointment of a board of conciliation or a com mission to desl with the griev ances of the there like ly will be a general strike of ail postmen in the Up to the present any of the letter car riers in other cities who have gone out on strike have done out of sympathy with postmen In Toronto and Jwit at a meeting of the postmen the Labor Temple this morn ing a resolution was unanimously carried calling upon the Federal executive to request that all the branches In the Dominion give the government twentyfour houra In which to either appoint a con ciliation board or a If this Is not all the bran ches will walk Are Determined July fol lowing telegram was received from Toronto this morning by secretary of the Victoria Letter Car riers Association from secretary of the Federated Associa tion of Letter Carriers Still going strong Mall transfer men Clerks meet to Carriers Winnipeg car riers Clerks out on Had conference with the mayor and presi dent of the board of trade this even Wires working hard to Everything at a standstill Tem porary and single men denied the we demand they get Stick to We will advise you when satisfaactory arrangements are made so you can get on the Govern ment Situation at Toronto July postmen held a mass meeting at 10 oclock this morning to discuss the strike situa tion and were still in session at In the it is feared unless a settlement is reached by the govern ment satisfactory to the all of the clerks will join the Sev eral of the chauffeurs who drive the motors containing mail from the boxes on ho joined the strike this morning and it is feared the others also will join The pile up inside the post office is beyond the outsiders a postal clerk And the con gestion is even worse at the postal stations in the different districts ot the No parcels are being sorted at only firnt class matter being handled by the much overworked employes who remain at Does Not Apply July an interview this morning concerning the attitude of postmen at a lew points throughout the country in requesting him to es tablish a board of conciliation to con sider their alleged grievances against the minister of said Tho Industrial Disputes Investiga tion Act is inapplicable to permanent employes of the as these men aro whose wages or salaries are lixed by the lust ses sion of parliament substantial hi creases were voted these men uud many and cheques now are be ing issued for payment of thVse la I am confident that under the circumstances there will be no addition to the numbers who have al ready quit work and that those who have done as reasonable return to work At May letter the whole staff of that de partment of the local post art out on strike and no mail deliveries were made this At five let ter carriers employed in the general post office herewent on strike this because ths Dominion gov ernment refused to appoint ot conciliation to deal with their alleged and were joined by the entire clerical staffAt the noon the result tltfit bostneso at the office is practically ata stand Bands Springing Up All Over Troubled lation Gives Aid July Limited says it learns from a reliable source that the CzechoSlovaks are deserting and forming armed bands in the in terior called green A considerable number of Czecho slovak deserters have concentrated in the Beskic mountains in Eastern They are armed and offer ing stubborn resistance to Gen says the they receive support from the Czech Similar revolts are taking place in where the military author ties have been unable to suppress a revolt of armed bands of deserters and escaped Russian The official organ Bosnische Post makes allusions suggesting that similar bands are springing up in German Losses Since March 21 Said To Total a Million Men Allies Are Continuing Gains New French Drive MAY AIM THE I New Foreign Secretary is Not PopularWith the Moder ate r July a cable sum mary of the weeks European political developments received by the director of public informa the statement is made that the situation in this re spect is in pending the present military crisis on the west ern and Italian The cable Von Kuehlmanns resignation in dicates the further assumption of completecontrol by the German mili tary The Hintze appointment is by the moderate who do not welcome the as cendancy of the party in non military they voted the war Thisis ite defeat for the German foreign of which good Authorities say has been at loggerheads with the military for some time The chancellors at tempting to allay the but owing to the irrecon cilable cleavage between the wind blown insanity of German military aims and the cooler perceptions lurk ingin a few undementod German offi cial The main point in Von Kuehlmanns resignation is in show ing that no German peace proposals need be taken seriously until signed by of the militarist German Grip on Meanwhile the German grip over Austria grows unceasingly and has caused correspondingly in creased resentment alike in Austria and The of the long suffering Austrian and Hungar ian people is almost at its last The supplanting of the Austrian gen Von by the German Von indicates the preme humiliation of Austria and the supreme German control over the Austrian In tho situation is quieter in but the Bolshevikl regime is now desperate and their unpopular ity is increasing throughout the pro Particularly is this truo among the present which dislikes their methods of sending Red Guards to violently deprive the peo ple of Meanwhile the CzechoSlovaks are undermining the waning Bolsheviki authority in July from The Hague to the Daily Mail say that several German newspapers are prom inently calling attention to conditions in Russia and appear to hint at the that Germany may now have to be content to hold the west ern front and transfer active opera tions to the near middle The annexationist press ot Germany in the last week has repeatedly re to the warning of HaUk the Turkish ambassador to that the war cannot be ended in the west and that it will be necessary to smito Great Britain in Asiatic re FIVE CHILDREN ARE BURNED TO DEATH Orand July Five ranging In age from two to twelve years wore burned to other prob ably fatal burns in a which dsstroyed the County Juv enile just the city to con fualon among the IMPERIAL CONFERENCE TO CONCLUDE SOON July By Renters Ot tawa Morning Post says the Imperial conference which was sitting in the morning and after noon for the last few hopes to finish its business on the liilth ins A few sittings of the Imperial cabinet should suffice to consider the decisions arrived at during the con ference and it is expected that imme diately afterward the ministers at tending will arrange an early return to the HINDENBURG NOT BUT VERY SICK July Marshal Von chief of the German general is seriously ill and has taken no part in the military opera tions of the present according information from says a Central News dispatch from Berne to By a great personal the meg sage the field marshal was pre sent at a few state but went through the without speak He Is incapable of the advices French in New Attack Have Advanced a Mile on a FourMile Forces Engaged in Fierce Have Made and French Both Capture New Back Much July to a review of the mili tary situation in LHomme the newspaper owned by Premier the German losses lince March are approaching A NEW ATTACK BY FRENCH July French at oclock this morning began a new attack In the region northwest of Mont according to received here shortly after noon The French have Captured BRITISH MAKE CAPTURE July the front between the Marne and Rheims the British have captured the PetitChamp near with BOO prisoners and 14 machine CAPTURE BUZANCY July Americans on the south of Soissona captured the town of STUBBORN OPPOSITION July their fighting along the Marne the French are reported to be experiencing great difficulty in making a passage of the at some points being stubbornly opposed by the German well supported by artillery and machine AMERICANS TAKE TOWN July town of Jaulgonne on the Marne has been cap tured by the Americans who are continuing their So far the taking of 300 prisoners by theAmericans in this advance is The French advices state that they stormed the heights north of Courcellcs at three oclock yesterday They are also holding the bend In the neighborhood of Chassons as far as are just to the north of the east of taken by the The French crossed thevMarne at juat to the of i The enemy counter attacked heavily from the direction of but these onslaughts were beaten WIN BACK ALL GROUND July troops are continuing to progress on the battlefront between the Ourcq and the Advices today are that attacks carried out by the French have restored all ground which they lost on Monday In the region of seven northwest of ADVANCE1 MILE July 11 oclock this morning the French were re ported to have advanced a mile on a front of four It was thought on the basis of the advices that the attack In the Mont Didier region might be on a wider front than the one men With the American Army On The AlsneMarne July information does not indicate any radical change in the situation along the battle The prospects seemed to be that today would be another of heavy attacks and with not slight changes in the The troops of General Pershlng and General Petaln are holding al most every Inch of ground they have gained since the counter blow began on Thursday The FrancoAmerican forces north of ChateauThierry now are hold Ing Epieds and nearby and a bit of territory northeast of Mont Farther east the enemy is certain to counterattack ARTILLERY ACTIVE July German artillery showed considerable ac tivity last night with gas shells In the VlllersBretonneux east tho War Office an nounces FRENCH PROGRESS July progress In the region of OulchyLeChateau says the Echo De will soon der the German positions In that sector the forces of General Demitry having crossed the Marne between Passy and says the Petit which concludes that the northern bank of the Marne in this region soon will be cleared of ths HANDTOHAND With The French Army on The AisneMarne July Prob ably the heaviest fighting today occurred on the eastern wing of the salient where the British troops took The who had arrived on the scene only engaged the enemy in a hand to hand conflict In the ex tremely woodedregion southwest of Four fresh divisions faced One German division which had held the line against the Italians had bssn annihilated only a few hundred The Germans had a large number of machine guns in Ag but the British captured 40 them in the course of a strong attack in which they made pro gress and took more than 200 pris Altogether the day was very satisfactory for the allies who threatening the German cations There is ev ery reason to believe that the Germans are hurrying more divisions to add to the they have already thrown Into the BRITISH ADVANCE V July In territorial operations were scored by the British last War Office report The Una was pushed slightly forward south of Heburterne on the front be tween Arras and and south V of Merrls and Meteren on Flanders The British tions also were improved in the Hammel and north of Al FIERCE FIGHTING l With The American Army On The MarneAisne July fiercest fighting continued through out the day on both of the German salient between the Aiane and the The efforts of enemy were concentrated In an attempt to prevent the allied troops from cutting through on either side and thus Imperilling the great masses of German troops still within the Despite the German detarminat American anil Brit OOKTINUID OK PAG 4 STAMPEDE WEEK The city under direction pf played Its first selection of the stampede week In front of the Herald office this and the Herald staff can assure visitors that they will have music of a good class and variety during the week at the fair The bind provide a program day at the OVER UNIt July Wilson Issued a proclamation tak ing ever control cable and temt for the duration of Ui effsctivs July ;