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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 25, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta iVOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, , THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1918 NUMBER 190 HUGE CROWDS ARE EXPECTED f OR BALANCE OF THE STAMPEDE Huge Crowds Flock to Stampede Today; Special Train From South Friday The stoek parade will be staBed . at leven.o'clock this evening' - Attendance at -the amQlgamated fair .an dstampede on Wednesday, eister Cities Day, wae highly encour-. aging considering the very cool weather which prevailed. "It looks good for the rest of the week" said Mr. Fair-Hold, "and I am sure that If weatherman will permit, the people will get out and support us in hearty style." The attendance for the afternoon per-fornriance was 2500 in paid adraisslons '^v'hlle the grandstand .^eats sold numbered-over the 1000 mark. The street cars and jitneys" wore busy In the-evening again for the program' commencing at eight o'clock, and about 1000 more attended.  South To Holiday Friday . The bad weather In the south which marred'the^attendance from the sister towns has "resulted in the calling of finother holiday In Cardston, Raymond and Magrath for Friday, and the C. P. R. has arranged tor another special train to accommodate the crowds. There were only 150 on the Wednesday morning train, but If the weather Is fine on Friday it 16 expected that this will be multiplied by 10, and many of the visitors will remain over until Saturday for the Katherlne ptlnson aviation exhibition. ],______^' Mlgaijtjipsan'i Luck ' The^SfflvoTof atlss Stlnson,. whose Calgary-Edmonton flight recently, has made her'fa big .crowd this afternoon and evening. ' There will be plenty of stampede at'both performances, ind a crowd greatly In excess of the SOOO mark is expected. Programs at i;30 Wrt 7.30. "."ravelltrB' and Rotarlan* Friday Friday Is''Rotary andi- Travellers Day, and with big crowds coming in by special tmin from the south it will mean' that a crowd that 'should vie with the Citizens' Day crowd will be present. The lravellers-�f the city and the rotarlahs are anxious to' wel-'' come the visitors at the grounds,-and promote the feeling of goodfellowship among the four towns taking part in the amalgapiatipn. N Socialist Terms Them Young Rebels-Govt. Won't Yield To Their Demands London, July ?5.-The British war cabinet has decided that if the munitions strike continues the strikers of military ago will be drafteid promptly into the war, according to an unofficial statement printed In eome of the morning newspapers'. George Roberts, minister of labor, gave a hint to this effect in a speech in I>ondon Wednesday when he declared that no young men had a right to exemption from military service except on the grounds tha^ they were doing work more valuable than fighting. The "government remains firm in Its refusal to withdraw the. embargo, which, ostensibly, is the cause of the strike, although it seems that in some Instances the eibbargo 5s used as a pretext to cover other grievance's. Kvents are now waiting upon the national conference of the delegates of the engineering trades,' which it is understood meetd at Leeds today. It is believed in some quarters that a majority of the delegates will insist on-,a ballot of the members before calling a general strike. This course is strongly supported by Alexander Thompson, Socialist and editor of the Clarion, who writes in the Daily Mail: "It is unthinkable that the conference will assume the tremendous responsibility of stoptjlng the munition output of the whole country without a democratic vote by all the men and women^'concerned. "The tactics of the yqung rebels who forced a strike at JBIrmingham and Coventry against the advice of responsible men make not foi; democracy or socialism, but straight for anarchy and Bolshevism." Aleanwhile, dissension is being created in the trades union ranks by the action of the strikers, and In many parts of the country the conduct of the Coventry {>nd Birmingham men Is denounced hotly. GERMANS RUSH IN Rupprecht Comes to Aid of the Grown Prince-^Concentrate on Northern Eitd Calgary, Jujy 24.-Norman Earl Lewis, the yoiirig man at Sarce�^Camp ^or whom A," B. Bounett applied for Habeas , corpus , and got an order for his release, who has been iiold 'ever the salient hoe been reduced to a mere sh^Il, UIs added, and the enemy doubtless. Is opncentratlng efforts on keeping open 'the northoru outlets of the salient. The allied drive toMrard Oulohy-Le-Chateau not only threatens the enemy communications with Pere-En-Tar-deners, but-it is a serious thront for the German troops around Epelds, whose line of relrant wouW mmsb through Fere. MARKBTS (Opening) Winnipeg, July 25,-OatS bpened unchanged to 3-8o lower for October at .84 to 83 5-8.. Flax opened unchanged for October at 451. Ihepections Wedneiday totalled 57 cai� for all graini. The contract grade!, of. wheat, were 18 cars, �.............. -  HAY KNIQHT, ONE OF THE MANA0eB(8 OF.THE STAMPED^ Hay's disappointment over .the .weather, conditictWfliiurif.fe' the "'first two days of the stampede was offset tiy. his joy, over' the arrival Vt a ne* baby daughter on Monday evening. - Bolsheviki to Fight Allies ~ Amsterdam, July 25.-The Ruaslan Bolsheviki government, says a dispatch from Mosco^M to the Lokal Anzelger of Berlin, considers the action taken by the Entente Powers In landing troops on the Murman Coast as tantamount to a declaration of war. .The Bolsheviki government, the newspaper declares, ha� announced that it will take counter measures accordin'gly. ALLIED VESSEL AnACKEDy.S.SUB Thought It Was a Hun-Little Damage Was Done Waehlngton, July 26.-An American tubmarine of the latest de-.... sign hae been .fired on by an allied armed ship off the New England Coast. The submarine was only slightly damaged and a navel tug Is towing It to port. No one aboard the submarine was injured. Reports to the navy department today said the submarine which was cruising submerged, eudde^i-ly appeared near the allied ship and the latter opened fire. The scene of the attack was not far distant from the waters in� which a German submarine recently appeai'ed, and when the American submorslble came to . the surface the captain ' of the allied ship assumed that it was an enemy vessel preparing to attack him. Only one shot hit the submarine which quickly made known Its identity when the allied ship began to fire. The shell struck on the deck npar the conning. tower, denting several plates. It was announced that tne vessel could bo repaired in a short time. The navy department did not make known the Identity of eltjior the suU-marino or the allied ship, nor was it announced whether the latter was a cruiser or transport. N BRITAIN IN FALL (By Renter's Ottawa Agency) London, .luly 24,-Connecting with the rumqyoil probability of a''general election In November, Interest is attached to a statement made in the house by Q, H. liobert's in effect that the petrol committee Is conaiderfnK the Issue of llcruises to parlIamehtBi;y candidates and agents. Owing to Defection of Russians Were AbJe To Place That Number With the French Army in France, July 26.-(Associated Press.)-Owing to the defection of the Russians from the Allies the Germans have been able to place 210 divisions on the western front this year. From Janu/ ary l^to July 2'1, just over six months, these divisions liavo been engaged about 430 times, so that the east has been thrown into battle et le'ast twice during the half year. With operations becoming more frequent this proportion Is rapidly Increasing. When,the present battle began the Germans had 2S divisions on that portion of the field westward from Hhelmsi as far us Chateau-Thierry. No^ the front lins Tjeen widened by the ajlied attack from the^latter city to the Aisne and the Germans' have hurried more forces Into . the line, bringing tho total now engaged on this part/of tho front to nioro than fpi;ty and placing a considerable strain upon the enemy's reserves. They still hnvo reserve divisions concentrated at some places behind their.lines, but many units comprls-edl by^ the rtivisionR have been sorely tried 'this year and it is questionable whether thoy are all sufficiently recuperated to participate in a now attack should the German staff decide to order ono to retrieve the defeat of the crown prlnco. BRIflTISH COURT TO MOURN FOR CZAR London, July 2S,-King .George hat ordered the British court to go.Into nriournlng for fotir weeks for former Cxar Nicholas of Rus-la." ^ Foch's Forces Squeeze^ Huns in Great Pincer of Soissons Salient; Germans In Danger of Being Entirely Cut Off STRIKE OF Some of the Postal Unions Will Not Accept Govt. Decision and Stay Out , on Strike LOCAL POSTAL CLERKS REMAIN-AT WORK; ^ CAIGARY STAYS OUT The/ local postmen and clerks did not go out on strike this morning, and work is proceeding as usual- Instructions were received' _ from,the headquarters last night asto the agreement with the government, and the force decided, to stay at work. NEW f AUSTRIAN PREMIER. Vienna, July 25.-^Baroh ' Von Huuarek,. former miriliter bf ed-.uoa^lofj,. has been- appointed to * thrrAiw^rian.ipremleMhlp,' W sue-.oeielbij.tju.Dp,- Von SayHleK^whoie ' '\Gi|bln�t recently rMlgntd'^ Ottawa, July 24.-A. sub-committee of the cabinet will confer with representatives of the letter carriers. Further temporary employes of the post office department are to participate in the war bonus. This is the net result of a throe-hour confcronce between the letter carriers' delegates and members of the cabinet this afternoon. It is considered by tho men's representatives as acceptable under the circumstances and they advise the men to return to work tomorrow. "We find this is the best that can be obtained," states a telegram which Alex. McMordie, secretary of the Letter Carriers Federation sent to the various locals following the conference "and under the circumstances consider It acceptable and recommend that themen accept It and return'to work in the morning." So far as Its dispatch to Toronto was concerned the telegram was signed by Max Well-man, vicB;president of the Toronto Letter Carriers. The government further made the following declaration: "The government is willing upon tho men returning at once to their duty to accede to .tUo proposal that a sub-committee of the cabinet be ap pointed which will confer with representatives of the men here, look into and discuss with them their representations relative to the matter of wages and report to the cabinet which will at once consider and decide on that question." Toronto, July 24.-After being on strike for three days local poetmen will return to work tomorrow morning. Vancouver, July 21.-Vancouver mall carriers refuse to accept the reported settlement arrived al between the government and their representatives. Saskatoon, July 24.-The postal clorks .have resumed work tonight, Reglna, July 24.-So far as the letter carriers, postal clerks and sorters of the local post office are concerned, the postal strike la oyer. Moose Jaw, July )i4.-Local mall carriers are not going back to work, Winnipeg, July 24.-Local clerks and letter carriers In all probability will return to work tomorrow- afternoon, according to an official of tho union. Caigdry, July 24.-Local postal workers are most disappointed at the result of tho conference in Ottawa this afternoon, and have decided not to return to work pencllng further In-vestlgatlon of tho government proposals. THE WEATHER High......................... 69 tow................46 Fereeatt->-P|ne and warmer. Allies Are Beginning to^Bend ia the Sides of Their Greai Salient Betw^een Soissons and Rheims-Germans art Concentrating on Withdrawing Their Army from Dangerous Wedge-Allied Advance Has Netted Four Miles in Past Day or Two. London, July 25.-(Via Reuter's Ottawa Atjency.)-The latest wai communication shows that Generalissimo Foch is methodically continuing to close the pinchers which are gripping the Germans between the Alone and the Marnc. Ths capture of Armentieres Increased the envelopment of Ouichy-Le-Chateau and the capture of Brecy brings the allies only five miles from the Important road centre at FerK-En-Tardeners, from where, according to Paris reports today, the Germans are hastily removing at! the material that has accumulated there since the beginning of June. MAV CATCH WHOLE HUN ARMY London, July 25.-The Pall Mall Gazette says that rumours are current that British forces have made a great advance'In the direction of FIstnes, midway between Rheims and Soissons. It is also reported that Fi-ench forces have advanced on another part of the Aisne-Marne salient and that the armies of the German crown prince have been placed In a position out of which extrication seems, to be impossible. POSITION UNTENABLE French Headquarters, July 25,-(via Reuter's Ottawa Agency.)-The position of the enemy on the salient south of tho Alsne has become untenable. On the western side the enemy Is fighting a retreating battle, depends Ing upon the machine guns placed in advantageous positions to hold up the allied advance, while the enemy is busily engaged In removing matiir-lal. There Is little left of the enemy artillery on this front. Fere-En-Tardeners is about the center of the salient. An advance of a few kllometerss such as the all'ies made yesterday would enable them to sweep with the long range guns the whole remaining area,to the east cf the front, .vvhere the Germane are-engaged with the British and French between Vrlgny antl the Marne. The allies are thus relarflhg the hold of the enemy-on the Cha-' teau-Thierry-Solssons and are gradually linking up the front forward at Oulchy-Le-Chateau, Fere-En-Tardeners and Montagne De Rheims, where a strong line will be established. On the eastern side of the triangle the British advance north of the Ardre River io important, threatening the German left flank with envelopment, while the Franco-American trifllops advancing from ,the Marne are a menace to the German centre. > The British success at Vrlgny threatens Fismes, another important centre, hence the disposition of tho Germans, who are attempting to present the allied advence In this direction. Their defense of Soissons is also beginning to. become formidable, aa the' allied ' advance continues toward ' Sols-sons-the pivot of the German positions. It Is estimated that there are 400,000 Germans fighting within the triangle, the sides of which are being squeezed by the allied forces. Obstinate resistance and the rugged nature of the country constitute obstacles In the way of closing the pincers at the ;narraw opening of Rheims and Soissons, but the relentless pressure of the allies Is gradually emptying the triangle of the enemy masses. Paris, July 25.-On the north bank of the Marne, the Germans last night launched a counter attack in the region of Dormant. The War Office, In announcing this movement, reports that the enemy temporarily occupied the little wood to the north of Treloup and the village of Chasslns. These positions, however, were recaptured by the French soon afterwards. , Violent artillery action* are reported from the region of the Ourcq and to the west of Rheims. ' BRITISH ADVANCE London, July 26.-British troops last night pushed forward slightly south of Rosslgnol Wood In the Heburterne sector, north of Albert. The official statement from. Field Marshal Halg today adds that a few prisoners and tlx machine guns were captured. South of Viliers-Bretonneux the Germane last night pushed into one of the British posts. They were pushed out by a counter attack. FURTHER PROGRESS. Washington, July 25.-'Furtiier progress by the American forces In their attack* between the Ourcq and the Marne Is reported by General Pershing In hi* communication for yesterday, received at the war department today,'. Northwest of Jaulgonno, American forces penetriBted the enemy. position* to a depth of from one, to two mile*. / JQIVE UP MORE LAND. iWlth the Am*rle�n Army on th* Aisne-Marne Front, July 24.-' Wednesday.-(Associated Press.) i -With their lines of communication reduced by operations on their flanks and their rear north of the Marne being constantly � punished, the Germans have been forced to give up more territory. The French and American" troops rested tonight some distance in advance of the points where they started this morning. The retirement under pressure Is believed to Indicate that General Von Boehm, the commander of the Germans vyithin the salient, has had enough punishment to convince him of the advisability of taking new positions. BROKEN IN FEW HOURS., Paris,' July 26^(Hava* Agency.)-The army committee of the chamber of deputies ha* received very favorable report* from mem- -bers with the armies In the field operation* now' going on. Re-noult, president of the committee, thus sums up the observations made: ^ , "The powerful German offen-alve, prepared In secret for more than a month and led by fifty divisions, was in a few days, almost in a few hours, broken up and then victorloualy *wept back. It is for the peerleis valor of the French soldier* and the American, British and Italian comi;ade* and to the aclence of military chiefs who proved unquestionable mastery In the conception and e'x-ecution of the operation* that the results are due. ADVANCE THREE MILES ' . London, July 26.-On the w**t-em front of the 8oi**ona-Rhelm* salient, the allied force* have advanced to ah average depth of' three mile* on a twelve mile' front during the lut two day*. There were, no new development* thi* morning In the batti* area, according to advice* from the field.of the fighting, received In London.up.to neon. The *|tua-tlon wa* considered quite *atl�i factory for the allie*.' More Hun Reserve*. Paris, July 25.-More reserye* an being thrown ipto the battle DT ^ tht Germans, according to the latest, advices reaching Paris, but these weye unable to prevent the allies from hiiik-ing appreciable gains Wednesday. The important ploint of Oulohy-Le-CJiateau slowly but surely is being surrounded. It the Germans lose It. it will be imposeiblo for them to hang on to Fere-En-Tardeners, Military observers here are cjo* vlnced that General Ludendorff Bhoi^ ly will launch a counter offensive. His objects would, first, be to clear the front between Soissons and Rhelros^; secondl:y, to lessen the demoralizing effect of a projected retreat to-tha Vesle. and, third, to have Germany, ra-tain the Initiative. ConsequenUy it ie to bis.: Jntejipsi to prolong the presont battle as loni as possible oven at the expanse. ot,!hl*. treasured reserves so as to keen ,tht Fi'cnch occupied and give bin to prepare anotber Uow. 8945 ;