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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 29, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA, MONDAY, JULY 29, 1918 NUMBER 193 ALLIES PRESS ON IN THE FACE OF NEW GERMAN -ATTACKS SOPPORTEO J)ominion Cabinet Meets to Consider the Situation- Local Men Still Out Coventry Workers Are Back Coventry, July 29.-At a mass me tlons plants decided to resume \Mork Return at Birmingham Birmingham, July 29.-Acting on a resolution passed by their colleagues yesterday, the strikers In munition works hero returned to their places ot ompoyment this morning. Although their hostility to tho embargo upon skilled labor Is unabated, the promise of an Inquiry Into the situation has reconcHod tho strikers to eting'today the Striken in the munl-immedlately. the Inevitable. Some o� them hart a hostile reception from the men and women who hftd remained at work. It Is expected the action taken by the workers In Coventry and Birmingham win have a soothing effect In other districts whore the men have been threatening to lay down their tools. Stampede and Fair Was Satisfactory Considering Adverse Circunistances Acting Postmaster Sargent, and Deputy Postmaster Ward are working the 24-hour shift between them at the post office, and managed to clear all the mail on hand away by 11 o'clock last nfght, with the result that what mail was received was . distributed to local people through the mail boxes and general delivery this morning. Instructions were received this morning that temporary help could be taken on. This action in other cities is being followed by other unions being called out. Thus far no temporary help has . been takcin on here. Moose Jaw, July 29.-Superintendent C. A. Hisiop, railway mail ervlce, was notified from Winnipeg that the Joint committee in W)iv)ipeg has called off the strike of railway mail' clerks indefinitely. 'l> ; .1--- , Saskatoon, July 29.-For every triker put to work in the local postoffice, the Trades and Labor council will call out one local union In protest. The first to put down tools will be the power house employes, .it Is understood. Their quitting will tie up everything in the city. The Trades and Labor council is watching developments �t the post office closely this morning. - GIRLS AT WORK Saakatoon, July 29.-Qirls have been put to work at the pc'st office. Labor leaders are prejiaring to call out power house employes at once. WILL HELP STRIKERS. Winnipeg, July 29.-A special meeting of the Trades and Labor council to discuss ways and means of organiied labor in Winnipeg to help the striking postal employes, was held under the address of Hon. T. W. Crothers yes-terda/ afternoon, and a committee was appointed to draft a resolution on the matter and report back to another special meeting this, afternoon. Cabinet Meets. Ottawa, July 29.-The cabinet council went Into session Just before the noon hour to give further . consideration to the situation In the west arising out of the refusal of the letter carriers at half a dozen points to resume work, It Is altogether likely that there will be a further announcement as to the Intentions of the goverhmiht before the day is, . over. Guard Post Office, Winnipeg; July 29;-The Manitoba �Uway Mall Clerks' Association held k three-hour conference last, night. They refused to give out a statement ptflclally but it la understood that tho elerks will walk out at four o'clock this afternoon unless a settlement of Ihe post office strike Is reached by tlien. "This will complete the tie-up of Aiall service in' Winnipeg. A military patrol is guarding the ^�t office night and day because ot ihe tact that vast quantities ot valu ikto mail is now stored there. There Im been no violence ot any kind In sonneotion with the present strike. May Get Concessions. .Winnipeg, July 29.-At the meeting mlih the eommitteo of post offlco em- filoyes this morning, Hon, T. W. Oro-hers, minster ot labor, undertook to use his Influence to obtain tor the men several concessions which tho strikers have been asking for, The minister of labor will ask tbo, authov-Ities to grant the post office employes kt the end ot two years' service Hhe icale ot wagesl which is only attained Under the present system at the end Dt four years' service. Mr. Crothers ivi)l a|leo ask that returned soldiers vho are employed in large numbers in the post ot(jce(i .as temporary help, ehoill be given tbe status of permanent help, .with wage* ancT privileges ot permanent workers. ......Suggetta Commission. .Vaacouver, Jul;y 20,-la consoeliou ATTENDANCE Tue9�(ay ............... 1,000 Wednesday ............. 2,500 Thur�day.............-. 7,500 Friday ............ ..... 3,000 Saturday ..---- ......... 5,000 Totni attendance........ 19,000 Total receipts, gate and grandstand approximately $20,000. Southern Alberta's big amalgamated fair and stampede is all over, and barring the bad weather and a iiaucity of exhibits In some departments, it was an unquallded success. Almost 20,000 paid admissions to the grounds while It is estimated that the total attendance, Including those who were admitted through the pass gate, was well over the 25,000 niark. "Wo win come very close to breaking oven" declared President Fairfield to the Herald at the grounds on Saturday evening. "And had it not been for the bad weather wrp would have made a profit of fl0,000 with which to start another year. However I any\ satisfied with the success we have had. The fair has paid its way. Our expenses this year have been heavier than they will be another year, and tho people of Southern Alberta have shown by their attendance that they want a good fair every year. That's the most encouraging feature." A Surprise Saturday's crowd was a surprise to everyone. In spite of the rain In the morning, which did not begin to clear up tin nearly 11 o'clock, so that at one time the management announced that the day's program would bo postponed, the heroic efforts made at noon to announce the resumption ot the afternoon program brought out a crowd estimated at 3,500 while in tho evening there were at least 1500 more paid admissions. ' The management discarded the reserved seat charge, making all portions of tho grand stand free to those who paid the general admission to the stand. This pleased the crowd so that many complimentary remarks about the management were heard. The crowd was graally pleased with Miss Stinson's flights and also with the stampede finals, making the whole program one of the best ot the week. To show how nearly the last day of the fair came to being spoiled it Is only necessary to state that in the morning the midway ordered cars to take away their material and com menced pulling down the tenCs. But in the evening they wore glad they stayed for a very large crowd patron Ized the rides and the sideshows until midnight. The stock was all removed from the grounds ou Saturday and today the clearing up process (a in full swing. "I am quite satisfied with the result" said Mr. Moore. "We have learned that the people will patronize a fair in the south. In fact they expect it, and there is no reason-why it should not bo a permanent event annually." AILIESITOIIS NWFOR JAPAN'S REPRESENTATIVE / REACHES VLADIVOSTOK IN WEEK OR IWO This week will see harvest In Southern Alberta started and by the first week of August it will be gdneral In all parts ot the south. What spring wheat fields have weathered the bad weather, and there are vaotb ot them than many people think, are rlpenins in quite evenly, and will bo' ready to cut by the latter end of the week. The farmers are giving last week's rain every opportunity to soak in and the grain is 'filling nicely. Some ot the best ci'ops in the south are to be seen In the Cowley district which was visted by the Herald rep resenta'tlve yesterday. There are several fields close to the town which will go 20 bushete to the acre, rrhege are owned by the Doukhobor colony. with the postal employee' strike, J. H. McVelty, ex-pregldont ot the Vancouver Trades and Labor council has suggested the appointment of a royal co.mmlasion. Saskatoon, July 29,-So tar no lo cal strikes have deVeloped. The ex eoutlve of the trades council is in ses slon. Members of the street railway union say they are quitting work at noon. Hope for Settlement. Vancouver, July 39,-At 10.30 o'clock this morning Postmaster Q, R. MaoPherson had some twenty-one men engaged in sorting mail at the central post office and it was stated that an effort would be made'in tho afternoon at down town deliveries,' Strikers viewing the worker* Mid.that nothing would be done to intertero. with: them. At strike headquarters today It was stated that information had. been received from Winnipeg, to the effect that i satisfactory sottlen^enjl ^as ax pected within twonty.(ouc''!houra U.S. OPPOSE IHE STRIKE Urge Coventy Munition Workers to Return to Work and Help Lick Kaiser Coventry, July 29.-"A message from ten thousand workers ot the Sun Shipbuilding Company ot � Philadelphia, urging the Coventry strikers not to strike with, but against the kateer's army, and return to work in the Interests ot the common cause, was received today," said Charles Duncan, mem her of parliament and president ot the workers' union, after a meeting of the executive council representing 400,000 .members yesterday. "The mossage," continued Mr. Dua can, "Is appreciated by tho men in tho cordial spirit in which it was sent, but personally I think tho chances ot a resumption of work by the strikers tomorrow is not good, owing to the complication ot the situation by the government's threat that tho men must work or fight in the army." Battle for Is Terrific, But the Allies Proved Successful, Clearing Out Huns GERMANS USE MANY TRICKS IN ATTEMPT TO DECEIVE ALLIES With the American Army on the Aisne-Marno Front, .Tiily 2fl.-(Associated Press.)-The iiattlo ot the 'Woods" has ended and the Germans have been swept from the foreat of Fere and Ris. Toward the last ot this four-day struggle the Franco-American advance became so rapid that the retreat of the Germans was greatly disorganized. The edge ot the' German salient to the south and sioutheast ot Fere-En-Tardeners was ground down by the whirl of the allied troopn and dulled to an extent that German weakness was indicated at: many points. The first indication ot this was seen Saturday, when the enemy retreated so rapjdiy that thr Franco-American troops entirely lost contact with them. Stiff Fighting. In the battle of the woods, however, the Btlffest kind or resistance was encountered. Here the Franco^Amer-Ican troope were compalled to contend constantly--with a rear guard action consisting principallyj^of iriftchine gunners, imost ot .Tf/hpm,* dressed In green'i'liad nests in trees. Day after day during, the fighting the allied troops bucked tho German machine gun nests, using artillery and machine giins and some gas against them. Jn the rear guard fighting, which was oarrlfed on to permit the .with-dravmlv ot the heavier, German guns, the enemy resorted. Xo numerous tricks, 'such as carrying machine guns on stretchers when endeavoring to reach- some point under the allied fire. - when they realized the stretcher trick had been discovered the Germans resorted to other means to deceive. The allied Infantrymen and machine gunners were notified by their commanding officers to be on tho alert for Germans wearing French or Am erican uniforms, several Instances haying been reported where the Germans did this. On one occasion the soldiers were notltled by field orders that, Germans had appeared in the tunica oE French and American eol-dlers, , London, July 29.-A dispatch to the Daily Mall from Vladivostok under date of July 25, says that Major General Nakachim has arrived there to act as Japan's military representative. General Nakachim was head of the Japanese mlision to Russian headquarters. The correspondent quotes General Dletrlchs, commander of the Czecho-Slovak forces, as saying in an interview that It was important that the allies make a quick decision regarding Russia and not watte time In hesitation. ANTI-BOLSHEVIKI FORCES INCREASIN n U Gen. Horvath is Securing Many New Recruits For His Army y THE WEATHER High......................... 79 Low........................ 48 Forecast-Fair and decidedly warm. ^ Harbin, Manchuria, Friday, ,Tuly 20. -In vietv of Bolshevlki activities on the Amur River, Lieut., General Horvath, the antl-Bolshevlki leader, has organized a river patrol which recently engaged and defeated ten Bolshevlki craft near the mouth of the Sun-gari River. ^ General Horvath's forces are Increasing and are co-operating with the Czechs, who are receiving support from sections ot the people formerly unfriendly toward them. To Make Repairs Harbin, Manchuria, Wednesday, July 24.-(Associated Press)-American engineers have been ordered to proceed from Nagasaki to Vladivostok to effect lypairs to the Cbeemlin Railway. Gerteral Semenoff, head of the anti-Bdlshevlki government in Siberia, is reported to be facing an enemy force ot 12,000 near the Manchurian border, from wliich place they were preparing to advance into Chinese territory, where there is a substantial torce of Czechs. Allies Have Taken the German Supply Station of Fere-Eni Tardenois, Half-Way Up the Salient-Germans Retreating in a Panic, Are Terribly Dealt With by British Tanks and Cavalry, and Airmen, Who Inflict Terrific Losses. AMERICANS HAVE CROSSED THE OURCQ IN ADVANCE; TOTAL ADVANCE OVER SUNDAY IS THREE MILES ON TWENTY MILE FRONT; ALLIED PRESSURE CONTINUES GREAT PRAISEFOR Crew?, Are Presented Witii Frencli Flag For Tiieir Splendid Work U. S, PRISONERS USED AS SHIELD Geneva, July 28.-(By Associated �*re�8)-Thirty-two Americana, Including some offkserc recently captured by the Germans, have bean lodged near the railroad atatlon at Mannheim in Baden on the Rhine, according to a report received in Basel. The Americana were placed in this poiltlon in or-diir to prevent allied air raids. Rains Have Been General Over the South Country Paris, July 29,-All tho French correspondents on tho British front pay tribute to the gallantry and tenacity of the troops whlcli ropuleed the recent attack on Meteren. The Journal says: "The original captors ot Meteren were there. They were Scotchmen, which means that they were as firm on the defensive J as they were bold in attack." Instancing the curious effect ot the unity of command, tho Journal correspondent says, "In the forest west  of Rheims French tanks supported British troops while in an attack by Hho J'rench south of Mont Didler, Britiali tanks so powerfully assisted French colonials that the French general on the field presented a French flag to the crews of the British tanks." The Petit Parlelen points out that as a true indication ot the Germans state ot confusion they required seven days' preparations before tlioy were able to attempt, ft , re-action against Meteren and oven then no result was achieved. The heavy rains 6t tho past week will produce a marked difference In the crop conditions throughout tlie district. The fields ot wheat which were inclined to produce anything at all will till out'and yield a faij'ly good average. Tho feed situation in many localities will be almost entiroly relieved, and conditions generally ar^^ muoir^inore optimistic as a result of the heavy downpours, Some very fair samples ot grain have come to The Herald Office iti the past week or^so, which demonstrate that there .will bo crpps immensely helped by the rains. Geo. Anejug has a field ot flax and a field ot wheat at Skiff that looks good. A. Davies haa 200 acres of wheat that will' {111 out well after this rain tmii make a fair yield. .1. C. Bass at Chin has a tsrop tKat filled-out under the dry conditions In remarkable shape. With rains he will now have a IB bushel crop, He expects to start cutting first or second week In'August. > .. Mr. Felger ebowed The/Herald a sAUiiJle ot rye planted loaf Septemb�f 20th,. that is about ready to cut and has filled out wondorfully well. tho following reports have been received: PIncher Creek. Plricher Creek, July 27.-A little over an inch of rain tell in this district Friday and Saturday, and will be of immense value to the' pasture and will help the crops to some extent although about halt the usual crop is expected. Cardston. Cardston, July 27.-Heavy ralna tell here during tho entire week, tho heav lest coming Friday and Saturday. Some of the crops are looking in first class-.shape. The late stuff will bo wonderfully helped by the rains, There will be practically no requirement in tho teed line in this district now. ' Warner. ' Warner, July 27.-The rain was not as� heavy right around this town as elsewhere, but east and west good ,rft|Ba, hnven,t�llen, whlcli will > somo-vtrhat improvfli.feed condlttoBy, ' The German base at Fere-En-Tardenols has beeen occupied. A BIG ADVANCE London, July 29.-Heavy fighting is stiiHn progress to the south of . Solssons, in the neighborhood of Bue(anoy,,..^'SQ far the-French have made no progress there. Villages between Soissdns and tfaxoches, about 14 miles to the east, however, are on fire, leading to the belief that tha Germans may intend a further retreat. Since yesterday the allies have advanced between two and three milca on a 20-mlle front. , The enemy has definitely abandoned the line of the Ourcq and there ' is little doubt now that he will go back beyond the Vesle to the line � thirty miles long between Soissons and Rheims, which probably Is well entrenched and has long lines of communication. The German retirement has been quite orderly and deliberate. So far the taking of only four guns had been reported. TWO LINES OF TRENCHES London, July 29.-Two lines of German trenches on a two mile front astride the Bray-En-Corble Road east of Amiens, have been captured ' by Australian troopi, the war office announced today. In carrying out thta operation the Australians took one hundred prisoners. 400 PRISONERS . Paris, July 29.-In the fighting north of the Marna ye�terday four hundred prisoners were captured, says the official statement from the war office today. There was no change in the situation during the night. The statement reads: "North of the Marne there was no change In the situation during the night. During the fighting yesterday on this part of the front we captured abovt 400 priaeners." , HAVOC AMONG GERMANS With the French Army in France, July 28.-Southwest of Rholmtt French cavalry are advancing swiftly on the Ville-En-Tardenois road. Tha allied success Is complete on the,whole front. Half of tha Solssons-Rhelma pocket is, captured. Cavalry and tanks succeeded In getting among tho retiring Germans, doing great damage while airmen are harrying Gsrmana on the march, while the' line li under mercilesa artitlory fire from tho French side. ., RETREAT CONTINUES iT>ents in the vicinity of BapaumiiP ALL QUIET. London, July 28.-"On the tish front there is'nothing of s|)e glon between tho Marne anci Ourcq where tho onsmy has found it virtually . Imposalbio to maintain himself bocauao Of the allied' steady advnneo Mtt bombardment. f *' 46 804?51 ?08823 37 729? ;