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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 29, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XL JULY 1918 NUMBER 193 THE FACE OF OUNTERATTACKS Dominion Cabinet Meets to Consider the Situation Local Men Still Out Coventfry Workers Are Back July i mats meetingtoday the In the muni tlone plants decided to resume work at Birmingham July on a resolution passed by their colleagues the strikers In works here returned to their places of this Al though their hostility to the embargo upon skilled labor Is the promise of an inquiry Into the situa tion has reconciled the strikers to the Some of them had a hostile reception from the men and women who had remained at It Is expected the action taken by the workers in Coventry and Birm ingham will have a soothing effect in other districts where the men have been threatening to lay down their Stampede and Fair Was Satisfactory Considering Adverse Circumstances Acting Postmaster and Deputy Postmaster Ward are working the 24hour shift between them at the post and man aged to clear ad the mall on hand away by 11 oclock last with the result that what mall was re ceived was distributed to local people through the mail boxes and general delivery this morn Instructions were received this morning that temporary help could be taken This action In other cities Is being followed by other unions being called THus far no temporary help has takon on Moo0 July Superin tendent railway mall was notified from Winni peg that the joint committee In Winnipeg hascalled off the strike of railway mair clerks indefln July For every striker put to work in the local the Trades and Labor council will call out one local un ion In protest The first to put down tools be the power house Jt Is Their quitting will tie up everything In the The Trades and Labor council Is watching developments at the post office closely this GIRLS AT WORK July Gjrls have been put to work at the post of Labor leaders are preparing to call out house employes at WILL HELP July A special meeting of the Trades and Labor council to discuss ways and means of organized labor In Winnipeg to help the Striking postal em was held under the ad dress Crothers yes terday and a commit tee was appointed to draft a resol ution the matter and report back to another special meeting this Cabinet July The cabinet council went Into session just be fore the noon hour to give fur ther consideration to the situa tion In the west arising out of the refusal of theletter carriers at half a dosen points to resume It Is altogether likely that there will be a further announce ment as to the intentions of the government before the day Guard Post Winnipeg July TheManitoba Railway Mail Clerks Association held threehour conference last They refused to give out a statement eft icially but it to understood that the clerks will walk out at four oclock Ibis afternoon unless a settlement of Ibe post office strike 1s reached by This will complete tbe tieup of amll service in A military patrol is guarding the post office night and day because of ike fact that vast quantities of valu ikie mail is now stored There been no violence of any kind in tonnection with the present May Get July At tbe meeting with tbe committee of post office em ployes this Cro minster of undertook to aae his Influence to obtain for the men several concessions which the hare been asking The minister of labor will ask the author ities to grant the post office employes at the end of two years service the icale of wages1 which Is only attained tinder the present system at the end Df four years Crothers will aleo ask that returned soldiers who are employed In large numbers in the post of Ices temporary be given the status of permanent with wages ana privileges of permanent Suggests July lu connection ATTENDANCE Tuesday Saturday Total attendance Total gate and grand stand approximately Southern Albertas big amalgamated fair and stampede is all and barring the bad weather and a paucity of exhibits in some it was an unqualified Almost paid admissions to the grounds while It is estimated that the total at including those who were admitted through the pass was well over the We will come very close to break Ing even declared President Fairfleld to the Herald at on Sat urday And had Jt not been tor the bad weather we would have made a profit of f which to start another However I any satisfied with the success we have The fair has paid its Our ex penses this year have been heavier than they will be another and the people of Southern Alberta have shown by their attendance that they want a good fair every Thats the most encouraging A Surprise Saturdays crowd was a surprise to In spite of the rain in the which not begin to clear up till nearly 11 so that at one time the management announced that the days program would be post the heroic efforts made at noon to announce the resumption of the afternoon program brought out a crowd estimated at while in the HARVEST IpE SOUIHIOM INWEHTWO This week will see harvest in Sou thern Alberta started and by the first week of it will be general in all parts of the What spring wbeat fields have weathered tbe bad and there are more of them than many people are ripening in quite and will be ready to cut by the latter end of the The farmers are giving last weeks rain every opportunity to soak in and the grain is filling Some ot the best stops in the south are to be seen in the Cowley district which was visted by the Herald rep resentative There are sev eral fields close to the town which will go 20 bushele to the These are owned by the Doukhobor evening there were at least 1500 more paid The management discarded the reserved seat making all portions of the grand stand free to those who paid the general admission to the This pleased the crowd so that many complimen tary remarks about the management were The crowd was greatly pleased with Miss Stinsons flights and also with the stampede making the whole program one the best of the To show how nearly the last day of the fair came to being 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 But In the evening they were glad they stayed for a very large crowd patron ized the rides and the sideshows until The stock was all removed from the grounds on Saturday and today the clearing up process te in full I am quite satisfied With the result said We have learned that the people will pat ronize a fair in the In fact they expect and there is no reason why it should not be a permanent event LAM OPPOSE THE SHE Urge Coventy Munition Work ers to Return to Work and Help Lick Kaiser with the postal employes expresident of the Van couver Trades and feabor council has suggested the appointment of a royal July far no lo cal strikes have The ex ecutive of the trades council to in ses Members of the street railway union say they are quitting work at Hope for July oclock tbis morning Postmaster Maopherson had some twentyone men engaged In sorting mall at central post office and It was stated that an effort would be made in the afternoon at down town Strikers viewing the said that nothing would be done to interfere with At strike headquarters today t was stated that information had been re celved from Winnluegto tbe effect that a satisfactory was ex pected within twentylout hours ni i iro uioinno NllESwfllw llffllEM July message from ten thousand workers of the Sun Ship building Company of urging the Coventry strikers not to strike but against the kaisers and return to work in the inter ests of the common was receiv ed said Charles mem ber of parliament and president of the workers after a meeting of the executive council representing The continued Dun Is appreciated by the men in the cordial spirit in which it waa but personally I think the chances of a resumption of work by the strikers tomorrow is not owing to the complication of the situation by the governments threat that the men must work or fight In the Battle for tyoods Is But the Allies Proved Suc Clearing Out Huns GERMANS USE MANY TRICKS IN ATTEMPT TO DECEIVE ALLIES With the American Army on the AisneMarne July ciated battle of the Woods has ended and the Germans have been from the forest of Fere and Toward the last of this fourday sttugglo the Franco American advance became so rapid that the retreat Of the Germans Was greatly The edge of tW German salient to the south and southeast of FereEn Tardeners was ground down by the whirl of the allied troops and dulled to an extent that German weakness was indicated The indication was seen Sat the enemy retreated so rapjdiy Ouf FrancoAmerican troops entirely lost contact with Stiff In the battle of the the stlffest kindor resistance was Here the ican troops were compelled to con tend constantly with a rear guard ac tion consisting of Machine of dressed In nests in Day after day the fighting the allied troops bucked the German machine using artillery and machine runs and some gas against the rear guard which was carried oh to permit the drawstv ot the German theenemy numerous as carrying machine guns on stretchers when endeavoring to reachsome point under the allied When they realized the stret cher trick had been discovered the Germans resorted to other means to The allied infantrymen and machine gunners were notified by their com mandng officers to be on the alert for Germans wearing French or Am erican several instances haying been reported where the Ger mans did On one occasion the soldiers were notified by field orders that Germans had appeared in the tunics of French and American sol THE WEATHER High 79 Low 48 and decidedly PRISONERS USED AS SHIELD July Assoclat ed Including some officers recently captured by the have been lodged near the railroad Station at Mannheim In Baden on the according to a report received In The Americans were placed in this position In or der to prevent allied air JAPANS REPRESENTATIVE REACHES July dispatch to the Daily Mail from Vladivos tok under date of July says that Major General Nakachlm has arrived there to act as Ja pans military General Nakachlm was head of the Japanese mission to Russian head The correspondent quotes Gen commander of the Czechoslovak as saying In an interview that It waa import ant that the allies make a quick decision regarding Russia and not waste time in Horvath is Securing Many New Recruits For His Army July view of Bolshevik activities on the Amur Hor the antiBolsheviki has organizeda river patrol which recent ly engaged and defeated ten Bolshev iki craft near the mouth of the Sun gari General Horvaths forces are in creasing and are cooperating with the who are receiving sup port from sections of the people form erly unfriendly toward To Make Repairs Harbin July can engineers have been ordered to proceed from Nagasaki to Vladivos tok to effect nepairs to the Cheemlin Gerteral head of the anti Bolsheviki government in is reported to be facing an enemy force of near the Manchurian from which were preparing to advance into Chinese where there is a substantial force of Are Presented With French Flag For Their Splendid Work Rains Have Been General Over the South Country The heavy rains of the past week will produce a marked difference In the crop conditions throughout the The fields of wheat which were inclined to produce anything at all will fill out and yield a fairly good The feed situation in many localities will be almost entirely re and conditions generally areN mucivmore optimistic as a result of the heavy Some very fair samples of grain have come to The Herald Office In the past week which demonstrate that there be crpps Immensely helped by the Angus has a field of flax and a field ot wheat at Skiff that looks Daviea has 200 acres of wheat that will fll out well after this rain and make a air Bass at Chin has a crop tnt tilledout under the dry conditions in remarkable With rains he will now have a 15 bushel expects to start cutting first or second week s Felger showed The Herald a ot rye planted last September that is about ready to cut and has tilled out wonderfully The following reports have been re ceived Plncher Piricher July little over an inch of rain fell in this dis trict Friday and and will be Of immense value to the pasture and will help the crops to some extent al though about half the usual crop is July raina fell here during the entire the heav iest coming Friday and Some of the crops are looking in first class The late stuff will be wonderfully helped by the There will be practically no require ment in the teed line in tbis district July rain was not asheavy right around this town as but east and west good which wiltsome July the French cor respondents on yie British front pay tribute to the gallantry and tenacity of the troops which repulsed the re cent attack on The Journal says The original captors of Meteren They were which means that they were as firm on the defensive as they were bold in Instancing the curious effect ot the unity of the Journal correspondent In forest west of Rheims French tanks supported British troops while in an attack by Hhe French south of Mont British tanks so powerfully assisted French colonials that the French on the field presented a French flag to the crows of the British The Petit Parisian points out that as a true indication of the Germans state of confusion they required seven days preparations before they were able to a reaction against Meteren and even then noresult was Allies Have Taken the German Supply Station of HalfWay Up the Retreat ing in a Are Terribly Dealt With by British Tanks and Cavalryand Who Inflict Terrific AMERICANS HAVE CROSSED THE OURCQ IN ADVANCE TOTAL ADVANCE OVER SUNDAY IS THREE ON TWENTY MILE FRONT ALLIED PRESSURE CONTINUES With the French Army In July Associstso The allies passed on beyond FereEnTardenole this morning and maintained their positions everywhere in the face of strong German counter The village of southeast of FereEnTardenoie changed hands four finally remaining in possession of the An extremely violent artillery duel was on this northof thai as far In the sector south of the the guns also were j July sensa tion has been caused at Kiev through an order issued by the Ukrainian Government for tha arrest of former War Minister and former Minister of Commerce Porsch of the partisans of the ministers are charged withrevolutionary mach inations against tho government of the RAISE AGE July bu reau of navigation of the navy de partment Saturday issued rulings raising the ago limit for enlisted men from 35 to 40 years and giv ing permission to all navy recruit ing stations 10 enlistment in unlimited numbers With the American Army on AisneMarne July Asso ciated French and American troops were slashing vigorously at the stiffening German rear early today with some prospect that before night the advancing would get close to the river Ardere which Is now only a few kilometres j The German base at FereEnTardenois has beeen A BIG ADVANCE July Heavy fighting atllMh progress to the south of In the neighborhood erf JSqt far the French have made no progress Villages SoissdHs and about 14 miles to the are on if leading to the belief that the Germans may Intend a further Since yesterday the allies have advanced between two and three miles on a 20mile 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 which probably It wall entrenched and has long lines of The German retirement has been quits orderly end So far the taking of only four guns had been TWO LINES OF TRENCHES July Two lines of German trenches on a two mile front astride the BrayEnCorbie Road east of have been captured by Australian the war office announced carrying out this operation the Australians took one hundred 400 PRISONERS July In the fighting north of the Msrne yesterday four hundred prisoners were says the official statement from the war office 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 During the fighting yesterday on this part of the front we captured about 400 HAVOC AMONG GERMANS With the French Army In July Southwest of French cavalry are advancing swiftly on the VilleEnTardenois The allied success Is complete on whole Half of the SolssonsRhelme pocket Cavalry and tanks succeeded In getting among the retiring doing great damage while airmen are harrying on the while the line la under merciless artillery fire from French RETREAT CONTINUES July The German retreat Is continuing along tho whole the allies closely In according to news from tho fighting area In SoissonsRhelmo salient received up to The Germans have succeeded In checking to a certain extent but not In etopping French The French are on the north bank of the Ourcq and to tho oast they have secured the whole road between Rheims and are stubbornly resisting and are burning HANDTOHAND FIGHTING With the French Army July Associated the streets of FereEnTardenols there was severe hand to hand figntlnit but the allies eventually obtained the upper Late last night fighting WM still in progress for the mattery of the German strong point on the southeasterly aide the but the allies were gradually gaining the ascendancy They were established In the southern portion of the having beaton all efforts of the Germans to dislodge THE NEW LINE With the American Army on the MarneAlsne July elated From Rheims the H no now extends almost straight west to The forest of Rle Is now behind tho allies and thev are holding Champ Volsy totho northeast of the In tnw region the Germans have the higher ground and have tome advantage in artillery WHOLESALE RETREAT July Germant today retreated along the whols front north of the war of fice announces Frsnoh and allied troops pressing forward on enemy rearguardshave reach ed the line of BruyeresVlllenouve Uaneuvillo Chaur The Allies have advanc ed moro than ten miles north east of Chateau Tho right bank of the Marne Has been widely cleared of the CLEARED OF ENEMY Withths American Army on the AisnoMarne fronV Jyly French and Americans have con tinued the rapid advance to the northeast and the forest of Fere is clearad of the Tills af ternoon the allies losing con tactwith tha r VING OPERATIONS I July The official statement on air orations Istued tonight roada On July 26 and low cloude and rain prevented flying by During the night bombs were dropped on hostile billots and hut ments In the vicinity of ALL July tho tish front there isnothing of spe cial interest to ssys the official statement from tho Bri tish war office WITHDRAW With the French Army In July are un doubted signs of the Germant withdrawing from tho entire re gion between tho Marne Ourcq the enemy his found it v virtually Impossible to maintain himself because Of the aided steady advance ;