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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 26, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XJ. r I � LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, JULY 26, 1918 NUMBER 191 APAN OFFICIALLY S iENTION SEND F Official Announcement Made -Czechs Capture Important City-Control Much Territory Now. London, July 25.-It is officially announced liere that Japan has decided to accept the American proposal to assist the CzechoSlo-vak armies in Siberia. CAPTURE TOWN. Amsterdam, July 26.-Czecho-8lovalteld at the grounds and It i* being set up today ready for the two flights tomorrow, afternoon and evening. Miss Stinson will do most ot her flying right In front of ihe grandstand, making one talte-ofC from the track directly in front ot the stand. She will also endeavor to lower her auto record' made at Edmonton ot one mile In one minute 15 sec onds. The track is in good condition and sbe thinks she can do it. She is after the Barney Oldfleld record made here ot a mile In one minute flat. Baseball Till Sept. 1 'Washington, July 26.-Secretary Baker decided today that the "work or fight" regulations will not apply to baseball players until September 1. HUGE PEASANT I BREAKS ALL RECORDS Paris, July 26.-(Havas Agency)- Second Lieut, Goeftard of the F!*onch rmy, has broken all records in aerial flghting', accordliig to the newnpap-ers. He has won flfteon abrial vio-teriM ia fifteen days. ;)�:�� Washington, July 26.-Prealdont Wilson today in a personal statement addressed to bis toUoW countrymen denouncing mob spirit and mob action, called upon the nation to show tho world that while it flghts for democracy on foreign flelds, it is not destroying democracy at home. Tho president referred not alone t,o the mob action against those auspoctod of being enemy or' enemy sympatbizori, but ho denoun9ed most emphatically mob action of all surt, especially lynohlngis. and while he did not refer speclflcally to lynching ot negroes it\ the south it Is known'that lio Included them In his characterization of the spirit as "the blovr at the law and human Justice" . , . . , London, July 26.-A peasant rebeH^lon has broken out In iho Ukraine on a formidable scale, according to Information received today. Seventy-five thousand peasants, fairly efficient troops with their officers and instructors, are advancing against the Germans, detachments of which have withdrawn before the hostile advance, retreating to Kiev. The peasants are well armed. m^-^^m I I 11 i UTILITIES BOARD POSTPONES ACTION ON "FARM" LANDS MeEOFEPIEDS UP, SHE All of Local SlaIT On Strike, And Service Is Blocked The local post office is deprived of almost its entire staff today. The carriers and postal clerks all went on strike at noon, following a meeting at which they decided they would not accept the agreement with the government made by the headquarters organization In Toronto. This action of the local staff is in accordance with action taken at nearly every other city in Canada. There are only two members of the staff on the Job this afternoon, namely, the postmaster and his assistant, and consequently the mall business-Is "almost'completely tied up. Entire German Position in Marne Salient Threatened; May Fall at Any Moment German Crown Prince's Army in Trap of Which Mouth is Only 21 Miles Wide-Allied Guns Are Now Playing on Enemy Lines From Both Sides-French Capture Towns With'the French Forces in France, July 26.-(By tKef Associated Press.)-^The entire German position within tho Marne salient is such that it may fall at any instant as the result of some sharp forward movement by the allies affecting a vital part. It is for this reason that the German com-' manders have ordered their men to hold on at all costs whild -a defensive position is prepared upon which the Gennan^ armies can fall back Ottawa. July 25.-Lett-. carriers who refuse to comply with tho request made by Alex. McMordle. secretary of the Letter Carries' Federation, following tho acreemeut reached yesterday by the governrtent, are likely to be treated as individuals by tho government and post office department. Mr. McMordle commanded the men to return to work this morninK and in the great majority of cities and town affected by the strike, they did so. The government believes the men will be on duty at all points tomorrow and that "their failure to return to work at Winnipeg and Vancouver has been due to a mlsunderBtandlng ot the basis of settlement. Secretary McMordle today sent a message to all points, where there was any disposition on the part ot the carriers to remain out. Hat Men Strike Medicine Hat, Alta., July 2G.-The post office employes here walked out again today. They will remain on strike, according to their leaders, until the dispute with the government is Anally settled. With the French Army, July 26.- (Noon.)-^Associated Press.) -With the capture today of the town of Oulchy-Le-Chateau the allies are nearing the summit of the plateau, overlooking Fere-En-Tar-deners. Farther north the capture of Vllle 'Monterre. was effected after sharp fighting in the streets and in the deep caverns nearby. Edmonton, July 26.-The public utilities commissioners for tha province In dealing with applications from owners of farm lands located within the limits of the cities of Edmonton, Calgary, Mad-icine Hat and Lethbrldfle to have their lands removed from the city limits, on a special agreement made 1o> the payment of taxes and arrears of taxes, agreed to accept the recommendation of.the conference which recently met In Calgary, and to postpone any action on the application until September, By this time, It is hoped that the cities concerned will have prepared � plan for dealing with these outside subdivisions, suited to Its own Individual needs. THE WEATHER High ............ Low ......,',.... Forecast-(Fine and warm. 72 48 London, July 26.-Reuter's corree pondent witli tho American troops in Prance says German Infantry, which had been pushed back from the Marne was hurried forward to check tho Franoo-American thrust toward Fero-En-Tardeners, from the southwest. The Germans fought well and checked the advance for some thirty-six hours and three times wrested the village ot Epieds from.their determined opponents. The village grew,smaller under the ceasoless^ bomUardment from both sides and finally disappeared, not even a largo pile of brickk being left behind. When the village disappeared the Germans were in possession. The Americans, tired ot the ceaseless ebb and flow of tho fighting there, had taken the slopes on either flank and forced the Germans to make their final massed attack into the ruins ot the village. Meanwhile the allied guns had been brotiKlit up beyond the creat ot the hill and as soon as the Germans took posseasion of the village they concentrated a terrific fire upon it, until the place smoked with its own red dust as though a-flre. When the guns ceased firing there were no Germans loft to capture or even to bury. At the edge of the wood beyond Trugny, the- correspondent adds, "the German machine guns stationed ten yards apart, hold" up the advance a little longer. Making a feint frontal attack', however, the Americans jcrept,' Indian fashion, around 'and opened, all their guns. Afterward the pace of tho advance quickened. All the high ground north of E7pteda was tal^on and the line carried beyond Courpoll." AIRMAN KILLED SHIPPING PROBLEM SIILL KEEN ONE London, July 26.-The problem ot shipping is still before the allies, now that the food question has been solved, said Premier Lloyd George in a speech last night at a dinner given by the government in honor of Herbert C. Hoover, the American food admin-' Istrator, and the French and Italian 1 food ministers. America would have a gigantic array in France next j'ear, and tonnage to bring supplies would be greater than thei tonnage needed to bring men across. Great Britain and America are building ships fast, but the demand for tonnage waa increasing. Economy in the usa of food and other necessities was still urgent. Notwithstanding that the output ot ships last month was greater than the losses, the premier continued, and that tho surplus would incraaso monthly, atill tho demand �*as growing at an enormous rate. Therefore, every shipload saved meant an addition to the numbers and efflciency ot the American army on which the hopes ot the allies are based. London, July 26.-On all sides of the German salient the allies are reported today to be continuing to make progress, except on the heights behind Solssons. The German resistance 'to the French pressure has been very determined in thi� latter sector. The advances reported e,lsewhere are for the most part slight. On'the other side of thc.aalient. Just to the west of Rhelms, the. . allies lost the town of- Mery and Hill 204, to a German counter attack, but retained Vrlgny and the greater part of the line thereabouts looking toward Fismes. The allies in this sector hold Marfaux, Bouilly and Courton Wood. Between the Ourcq and Chateau-Thierry, the Franco-American line now shows an advance beyond the line of a week ago of from six to eight miles. NEW ARMY Paris, July 26.-The Germans have reinforced their right flank of the SolssonS'Rheims pocket, says La Liberie, with a new army commanded by General Von Eben, which has been placed between the armies of General Von Huter and General Von Boehm. LOCATE HAY BEFORE Buflalo, July 26. - J. Lawrence Dunham, ot Brockvllle, Ont., an aviator, was killed ifjr' the fall ot an alrplaOQ at the CurUas ,Pield here lodi^y. Jjimes Doolittle of San Fran-6ifco,,;pr�bkb}r ww XataUy. laiitred. Edroontoii, Alta., July 25.-During the past few days it has come to the attention of tjie department ot agriculture that southern stockmen are shipping haying outfits north without first locating hay. Difficulty is being experienced by some in locating hay sufllciently close to the railway to bo shipped. It Is Inadvisable for anyone to ship haying outfits or stock north until bay is actually located. The only safe method is for ownefs ot stock to co-operate in sending a representative north to locate feed. In cases where hay cannot be located it may .be possible to arrange with northern farmers .'to winter cattle. Such arrangements must be miido between contracting parties themselves. The department will endeavor to locate axid list farmers having bay and straw wlio are willing to care lor ftocl( durteg the ,wlhten Paris, July 26.-Capture of tha towns of Ville-Montoire and Oul-chy-Le-Chaleau Is announced by the war office. The French took four cannon and many hundred prisoners in this fighting. REPULSED ATTACK. "London, July 26.-The Germans this morning launched a local attack against the' positions recently taken by the British In the Meteren sector on the Flanders front. The war office an-., nounces that the attacks were repulsed after sharp fighting. Last night the Germans manoeuvred on the new British positions in the Hebutcrne sector between Albert and Arras. The enemy was driven off with seve>e losses, leaving "prisoners in the hands of the British. . SHEL!.. ENEMY LINES. With thu American Army on the Alsne-Marne Front, July 26.-The allies moved up their heaviest artillery early today and were throwing shells Into the German lines as far as Saponay (S/j, miles northeast of Outchy-Le-' Chateau) and beyond Fere-^n-Tardeners (two miles aoutheast of Saponay.) HAS 40 DIVISIONS YET. Paris, July 26.-General Luden-dorff apparently has 40 division* pf shock troops still in hand, says Mercel Hutin, In the Echo De Paris. .They are destined, or at least part of them, for an operation calculated to change the present situation to the advantage of the German crown prince but, adds M. Hutin, It Is hardly likely that General Foch and .General Petain will let the Initiative ba taken from them now. BATTLE OF Wood, with The American Army On The Alsne-Marne Front, July 26; -(8, a.m.)-(Associated Press)- The Franco-American push nortt\-east of Chateau-Thierry' naa ra-solved Itself Into a battle of the woods, which abound In this dl�. triot. , The Germans are fighting a.rear guard action with their artillery and machine guna retiring gradually before the allied forces. The Gorman infantry: Is not In evidence. FURTHER WITHDRAWAL' " The indications early today were that the enemy was making preparations for a further withdrawal. He has been struanling to hold the northern, half of the forest of Fere and of the forest ef Ris, but the allies are making progress in the work of ouatlng him from the remainder of theia woods. New Battle Line London, July 25.-The new battle line shows an advance of about two I miles toward fismes. This gain.  1 when seen on tlie map is ot evident . Importance for it greatly narrows the � salient created by the Germans in '. their drive last May. It is no longer proper to speak of the pocket as running ffom Solssons to Rhe'ims, for the newest advance ot the Entente Allies has pulled the East-, era edge of the pocket eight tulles to the .Westward, making Mery."pfem� ecy the marker tor the eastern rim. Tho mouth ot the pocket is now. only 21 miles wide and the entire district between the two sides is under tha range ot the allied guns. NGREASEPREIGHT RATES 20 PER OENl To Cover The Increase Recently Itfade in Wages of Ott�wa, July 25.-Aettni' ,  ra. port prepared by the board ot railway cosimiseioners, an order la coaneil has been passed lupreBsinK fraifht rates to an amount sufllclent to meet the increased operating cost imposed OQ the railways by the new wage acb. edule. the Increase will areraie about 20 par cent. Tbe freight rate Inereasea are the-dire6t outcome ot the acceptance; in Canada ot tbe McAdoo award, which applies to b6th gov�rnmaut railways and railways owned by private companies. By order In coiincll paised under tbe War Measures Aot, the government, after considering a report by the board of railway commlshloners on the rate situation in Canada, practically has adopted the McAdoo increases. There are certaln'^excepttona made in cases where it was foah'd that the adoption ot the scale would unduly limit or interfere with Canad- ' ian commerce. The export and !tn-port rates system in Canadian terrl- : , tory continues to stand, and can only, , be Increased subject to a maximum oC ^ the lowest rate or rates in Amerlcam ' territory to or from the seaboard , ports. In like manner the low Talue ore in the Kootenay district which could not well stand the American increase, is held to the atone and rubber commodity basis. Increase In U. S. Washington, July 26.-Canadian railroads, under an inter-state commerce commission ruling today, ware permitted to increase rail and W�ti� rates In lumber moving from Csalk dian points to New York harbor, to the basts allowed to the railroad administration tor rates on American roads. MILITARY RUNS GERMAN GOVT. NOW London, July 26,-A atrlklng and revolutionary political change has Just been made in Germany, says the Daily Mail In a dlipatth froni' Berpe. Very quietly and most unostentatiously, it la adda'd, full executlya and atata rights have bean granted to the lmp^ lal s�naral ataff. This maane, It Is declared, that tha elvit and mi< litary axecutlvca liava been plaMU en an equal bMi% ' 16383790 39 ;