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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 26, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME JULY NUMBER 191 miLY STATES Official Announcement Made Capture Import ant Much Territory July is official ly announced here that Japan has decided to accept the American proposal to assist the CzechoSlo vak armies In CAPTURE July slovaks have captured the import ant town of about 600 miles east of according to an official telegram from Mos received by way of The Russian Soviet troops put up a desperate SERIOUS July Lenlne In a speech at Moscow be fore the government conference of factory committees said the po sition of the Soviet republic had become extremely acute In view of international counter revolutionary conspira cies and the food accord Ing to a Moscow dispatch receiv ed by way of Important Capture July the capture ot on the Czechoslovak troops control not qnly the left bank of the river but part of the territory on the right bank The fall of which la announced officially in a telegram from by way of occur red after the Soviet troops had made ft strong theofficial Soviet or the advance of the Csecho9l0vak says TWe rising is spreadiue like a fcatch of oil on May the cap Cure ot Simbirsk awaken the Must Live Up To Treaty Referring to the BrestLitovsk Lenlne said that according to the Russia must pay Germany six billion The attempt of the Social revolutionists of the Left to entangle Russia in a war with Ger many by the murder of the German was in no way to evade the The way out must be found by the joint exertions of the proletariat and the poor Russia under the terms ot the Bresij Lltovsk was to indemnify Ger man subjects for the losses incurred by them through the Advices received in London early in April eald that the Russian government ttmatedthat these losses would total five billion It has been re but never officially that Germany also demanded a cash indemnity of several billion Dont Think They Will Be Able To Escape From Trap July newspapers aje much pleased over Thursdays successes by the allies and believe that the moment when the pocket dug by the Germans will become so re duced that the position will be unten is approaching nearer and near A majority of the military critics think that the German crown prince will not reconcile himself with falling back to the of the without giving a further defensive battle on the plateau Tardeners in conjunc tion with an offensive battle In the It is believed probable that the Germans also may strike simultaneously In Tho critics are that General Foch will not let the Initiative be taken from The Matin that whether the Germans begin an attack against the French or the they will and the allies well The high command awaits in full confid ence the expected enemy Should the Germans meet with anoth er says the they would be obliged to precipitate the retire ment Which appears already almost BREAKS ALL RECORDS July Second Coeffard of the French has broken all records in serial according to the newspap He has won fifteen aisrial vie ia ttUeea ONLY 111 DEALS OTHER FROM HELL July Arthur secretary of state for for eign speaking yesterday at a meeting to inaugurate the Serbian war aims committee of said now that the had time to con sider the underlying differences in ideals which separated civilized man kind in two bitterly opposed it had come to realize that perhaps the most Important of these differences was the treatment that should be ac corded by great states to small states and by all states to each It was Austrias unprovoked attack on Serbia and Germanys attack on he which awoke the confidence ot civilized mankind to the terrors which militarism had for mankind In the future and had gradually brought in one nation after another to resist the forces which would have drawn them all under the heel of Austrias German There ie no comparison between what a German victory would mean and what an allied Nothing cer tain than that to the allies being ao would spread the alliesIdeals of national developmentand independ N6thing could be more certain than proportion if the Germans were so would the area under German cultural and political spread miasm over the civilized Upon the result of the struggle for the supremacy of these two said the one from Hea ven and the other from pends the future of the VICTORY IN TWO YEARS July Hoover replying to Lloyd George at complimentary banquet to the food controllers said that the only problem now was that of and that that problem had been helped greatly by the solution of the food adding I am happy to say that food supplies are assured for the per iod of the and I do not think Itnecessary to estimate for more than two years In lest than two the result will be Hooverendorsed the plea of Premier Lloyd George for tht possibility for which had not relaxed because success thus far had attended the ef forts of the various Rumanian Envqy Coming To America To Tell of Plight of His People July for mer minister of the Interior In the Roumanian who recently ar rived Intends to proceed to Am erica at an early I want to talk to your your journalists and your he said today to the Associated I want to tell them of the terrible plight ot Referring to the intervention ot tho allies in he said If American soldiers intervene In I hope events will occur in Roumanla which I cannot define but which surely would not be detri mental to Jonesous reference to Russia seems to be painful to and here he exhibited the only sign of Had Russia not abandoned he said my unfortunate coun try would not be crushed under the German THE MOB SPIRIT July Wilson today in a personal statement addressed to bis fellow countrymen denouncing mob spirit and mob called upon the nation to show the world that while it fights for demo cracy on foreign It is not de stroying democracy at The president referred not alone tp the mob aotlon against those suspected of being enemy or enemy but ho denounced most emphatically mob action of all especially and while he did not refer specifically to lynching of negroes the south it is knownthat he includ ed them in characterization of the spirit as the blow at the law and human Ten Thousand Visited the Stampede Thursday Big Days Friday and Saturday The Cardston which Is not a special but the regu lar will be held In the city tonight until ten and will NOT stop at the fair grounds on the way All attendance records for the Leth bridge fair were broken yesterday when between and people paid admission into the while the total crowd for the day was es timated at In the afternoon the which seats wap sold out while in the evening there were probably 2000 on the Nat urally the fair directorate was wear Ing and with good crowds to day and is a hqpe that the board will come out with a balance oh the right side of the Altogether there have been about 000 paid attendance during the three days of the there in every Indication that it will run to before the gates close on Saturday v Todays Today is Travellers and Rotary while Sister Cities having been advanced from Wednesday till there should be a double at It is expected more than 1000 visitors from the south towns will be in the city l Yesterdays program started with a big parade in the downtown section In the led by Ray Knight and Ad the managers of the stam Ail the cowboys were in and there wasa big marshalling of Indians decked out in their paint and with Chief Horse at their The midway was a great attraction during the day and was well patron Thefreo attractions on the platform in front of tho grandstand both afternoon tad evening provided a fine attraction and filled all waits very who is in charge of midway and free attractions was very well pleased with yesterdays number of distinguished vis itors were in tho city for the among them being Tom for West Calgary who occupied a reserved seat in judges stand dur ing the afternoon Stinson Day Tomorrow Tomorrow Katherine Stinson and thousands of visitors who have already visited the fair and stam pede willcoraefback to see this flaring little Miss Btlpsort has her raacWne in at grounds and it being irp today ready for two flights afternoon and Miss Stinson will do most of her flying right in front of the making cms takeoff from the track directly In front of the She will also endeavor to low er her auto record made at Edmon ton of one mile in one minute 15 sec track is in good condition and she thinks she can do She is after the Barney Oldfield record made here of a mile in one minute Baseball Till 1 July Baker decided today that the work or fight regulations will not apply to baseball playere un til September PEASANT UKRAINE July peasant rebellion has broken out In the Ukraine on a formidable ac cording to Information received Seventyfive thousand fairly efficient troops with their officers and are advancing against the Ger detachments of whlph have withdrawn before the hostile ad retreating to The peasants are well UTILITIES BOARD POSTPONES ACTION ON FARM LANDS OFFICE TIED AJl of Local Staff On And Service Is Blocked Entire German Position in Marne Salient Threatened May Fall at Any Moment German Crown Princes Army in Trap of Which MoutK is Only 21 Miles Guns Are Now Playing on Enemy Lines From Both Capture Towns The local post office Is deprived of almost Its entire staff The and postal clerks all went on strike at following a meeting at which they decided they would not accept the agree ment with the government made by the headquarters organization In This action of the local staff is in accordance with action taken at nearly every other city in There are only two of the staff on the job this the postmaster and his and consequently the mail busi nessit almoST completely tied July carriers who refuse to comply with the re quest made by sec retary of the Letter Carries Federa following the agreement reached yesterday by the are like ly to be treated as individuals by the government and post office depart McMordie commanded the men to return to work this moraine and in the great majority of cities and town affected by the they did The government believes the men will be on duty at all points tomorrow and that failure to return to work at Winnipeg and Vancouver has been due to a misunderstanding of the basis of Secretary McMordie today sent a message to all where there was any disposition on the part of the carriers to remain Hat Men Strike Medicine July post office employes here walked out again They will remain on according to their un til the dispute with the government is finally July pub lic utilities commjsslonere for the province In dealing with applica tions from owners of farm lands located the limits of the cities of Med icine Hat and Lethbridge to have their lands removed from the city on a special agreement made for the payment of taxea and arrears of agreed to accept the recommendation of the conference which recently met In and to postpone any ac tion on the application until Sep By this It la hoped that the cities concerned will have prepared a plan for dealing with these outeide suit ed to Its own Individual THE WEATHER High 72 and VILLAGE OF EPOS WAS TAKEN AND RETAKEN THRICE July corres pondent with the American troops in France says German which had back from the Marne was hurried forward to check the FrancoAmerican thrust toward Fero from the The Germans fought well and check ed the advance for some thirtysix hours and three times wrested the village of Eplecls determin ed The viljage smaller under the ceaseless bombardment from both aides and finally not even a large pile of bricks being left When the village disappeared the Germans were in The Am tired of the ceaseless ebb and flow of the fighting had taken the slopes either flank and forced the Germans to make their final mass ed attack into the ruins ot the Meanwhile the allied guns had been brought up beyond the crest of the hill and as soon as the Germans took possession ot the village they concen trated a terrific fire upon until the place smoked with its own red dust as though When the guns ceased firing there were no Germans left capture or even to At the edge of the wood beyond thecorrespondent the German machine guns stationed ten yards held up the advance a little Making a feint frontal the Americans Indian around and all their Afterward the pace of the advance All the high ground north of ETpieda taken and the line carried beyond AIRMAN KILLED July Lawrence of an was killed by the fall of an airplane at the Curtisu here James of San Fran fatally STILL KEEN ONE July problem of shipping is still before the now that the food question has been solv said Premier Lloyd George in a speech last night at a dinner given by the government in honor of Herbert the American food admin and the French and Italian food America would have a gigantic army in France next and tonnage to bring supplies would be greater than tonnage needed to bring men Great Britain and America are building ships but the demand for tonnago waa in Economy in the use of food and other necessities was still urg Notwithstanding that the output of ships last month was greater than the the premier and that the surplus would incroaso atill tho demand was grow ing at an enormous every shipload saved meant an addi tion to the numbers and efficiency of the American army on which the hopes of the allies are LOCATE HAY BEFORE July the past few days it has come to the attention of tjie department of ag riculture that southern stockmen are shipping haying outfits north without first ipcating Difficulty is being experienced by some in locating hay sufficiently close to the railway to be It is Inadvisable for anyono to ship haying outfits or stock north until hay is actually The only safe method is for owners of stock to cooperate in sending a repre sentative north to locate In cases where hay cannot be located it may possible to arrange with northern farmers to winter cattle Such arrangements must be made be tween contracting parties The department will endeavor to locate and list farmers having and straw who are willing to care for during the J With the French Forces in July tKef Associated entire German position within the Marne salient is such that it may fall at any instant as the result of some sharp forward movement by the allies affect ing a vital It is for this reason that the German com manders have ordered their men to hold on at all costs a defensive position is prepared upon which the German armies can fall With the French July the capture of the town of OulchyLeChateau the al lies are nearing the summit of the overlooking FereEnTar Farther north the cap ture of Ville was ef fected after sharp fighting in the streets and in the deep caverns July all of the German salient the allies reported today to be continu ing to make except on the heights behind The German resistance to the French pressure has been Very deter mined in thir latter The advances reported ejsewhere are for the most part Onthe other side of just to the west of lost the town ofMery ami Hill to a at but retained Vrlgny and the greater part of the line there abouts looking toward The allies in this sector hold Boullly and Courton Between the Ourcq and Chateau the FrancoAmerican line now shows an advance beyond the line of a week ago of from alx to eight NEW ARMY July 26The Germane have reinforced their right flank of the SoissonsRhelma aays La with a new army commanded by General Von which has been placed between the armies of General Von Huter and General Von July of the towns of VilleMontoire and Oul ehyLeChaleau It announced by the war The French took four cannon and many hundred prisoners In thie REPULSED July Ger mans this morning launched a lo cal attack against the positions recently taken by the British In the Meteren sector on the Fland ers The war office nounces that the attacks were re pulsed after sharp Last night the Germans man oeuvred on the new British posi tions In the Hebuterne sector be tween Albert and The en emy was driven off with seveo leaving prisoners In the hands of the ENEMY With tht American Army on the AisneMarne July allies moved up their heaviest artillery early today and were throwing shells Into the German as far as Saponay miles northeast of OulchyLe Chateau and beyond FereEn Tardeners two miles southeast of HAS 40 DIVISIONS July Luden dorff apparently has 40 divisions of shock troops still In says Mercel In the Echo De are or at least part of for an opera tion calculated to change the sent situation to the advantage of the German crown prince adda It la hardly likely that General Foch and General Petain will let the Initiative be taken from them BATTLE OF With The American Army On The AlsneMarne July The FrancoAmerican push north east of ChateauThierry1 has re solved Itself into a battle of the which abound in this The Germane are fighting guard action with their artillery and machine guna retiring grad ually before the allied The German Infantry U not In FURTHER WITHDRAWAL The indications early today were that the enemy waa making preparatlona for a further with He has been struggling to hold the half of the forest of Fere and of the foreat of but the allies are making progress In the work of ouatlng him from the remainder of theae New Battle Line July new battle line shows an advance of about two miles toward This when seen on the map is of evident importance for It greatly narrows the salient created by the in 1 their drive last It is no longer proper to speak of the pocket as running torn Soissons to tor the newest advance ot the Entente Allies has the East ern edge of the pocket eight miles to the making ecy the marker for the eastern The mouth of the pocket is now only 21 miles wide and the entire district between the two sides Is under the of the allied T RATES 20 PER CENI To Cover The Increase Recently Made in Wages of July port prepared by the board of railway an order la coMcll has been passed increasing freight rates to ah amount sufficient to meet the increased operating cost Imposed on the railway a by the new wage ach the will average about 20 per The freight rate In creates are direct outcome of the acceptance Jn Canada of the McAdoo which applies to b6th government railways and railways owned by private com By order In council passed under the War Measures the after considering a report by the board of railway commissioners on the rate situation in prac tically has adopted the McAdoo in There are made in cases where it waa found that the adoption of the scale would unduly limit or interfere with Cajud ian The export and Un port rates system in Canadian tenri tory continues to and can only be increased subject to a maximum of the lowest rate or rates in America territory to or from the seaboard la like manner the low Talua ore in the Kootenay district which could not well stand the American is held to the stone and rub ber commodity Increase In July under an interstate com merce commission ruling were permitted to increase rail and WftteY rates in lumber moving from CaiaV dian points to New York to the baste allowed to the railroad ad ministration for rates on American MILITARY RUNS GERMAN NOW July striking and revolutionary political change has been made In the Dally Mail In a from Very quietly and most ft la added full executive and atata have been granted to the lal general Thli It is that the civil and m litary executives haye bean an equal ;