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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 3, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA, MONDAY, ,Wm :\ 1918 NUMBKR 146 FRENCH CHECK GERMAN SUBMARINES ARE HUN ADVANCE THE AMERICAN COAST NOW French Are Holding the Huns at Every Point on The Aisne Front Now French Forces Have Everywhere Held the Germans in Their Attempts to Advance-Invaders Rush Villages, But French Repulse Them in Later Attacks-German Advance Has Been Practically Stopped Now-British Have Success in Flanders. With* the French Army in France^ Sunday, June 2.- (By the Associated Press.) -With every step taken by .in iL"  I -.1 officers. The liritlsU cBsualtles were ItieUermans tne\resistance or j light, -me British during iho night -In tlieir local operations last night on the northern altio of the Fiande.-s salient the British wrested two fortified farms in the nolghborhoo-.l of Vieux Bofiuln from the Germans after a brief engagement. About 150 prl-Bonors werox taken, including three the allied troops is growing. Air along the front facing Paris the reserves of the allies are beginning to make their presence felt. The Germans having cross-/ ed the Dorman-Rheims road, along the eastern side of the salient, the town of Ville-En-., Tardetois, which was the object of a serious attack some days ago with large masses of German artillery, has been evacuated. Engagements are reported south of the town. - Paris, Juno .'1.-The French held the. Germans everywhere last-night. The enemy , losses were heavy. Thj Freltch took prisoners, the war office reports. Tlio " I'^rench counter attacked along tlio whole front between the Ourcri and the Marne, and made iProgreas at several points. A violent German attack on both .sides of the road between Chateau Thierry and I'arls was broken uj) by the French. AT THE END. Paris, Juno 3.-(Toronto Mail and lOmpire Cable.)-While the battle in the Marne region rages furiously there are indloatious that thii, enemy is at the end of his advance. The ci-own prince continues to sacrifice thousands of his men in tho"~endeavor to widen the battlofront by attack-� tng the French,left. In this part of the line, however, are French r�{serves, part of which are now engaged in battle, seriously impeding all advances. The -bulk of the French reserves have not yet made themselves felt. It la one of Gonornl Foch's cl'e.vcr customs to hold the enemy vlth the smallest number of reserves. Ho t'ld this In Pioardy and Flanders and is repeating the same movement now. Kveryone hero realizes the seriousness of the situation, for tho enemy ia only about fifty miles from tlio gates of Paris. The nearest U'oopa to Paris arejn the neiehborhood of Vlllers-Cotterls, which Is only forty-five miles from the French capital. Between Paris and Vlllors are numerous French reserves which only wait thn moment to -enter the battle, These rpserves are largely composed of cavalry and light artillery. Counter vblow.s carried out by the, French �how the good omen V of future operations. Many think iin Important, perhaps a decisive buttle cannot now bo long delayed. . BRITISH GAIN. Ijomion, Juiie i!.-The British last^nTRUt gained ground slightly In a local operation on the northern side of Iho Flanders salient, llip war office nnuouncos. Nearly two hundred prisoners were taken. ENEMY ATTEMPTS, Wltir the French Army in Frafice, Juno Z,- (By the, Associated Prosw.l-The Germans have Hccenluated their movement to tho south ot the I'orost'.of Vlllors- Cot-terptB.and In llio'-valley ot the Ourqc.und at tho samo time are Httomptlng to push forward further to the north, between the . AUno and Olso illvors. ThlajB Jndlcatod cla�v'v bj-* their coucea-trBtlons of troops. 'The eppmy �b able to command , ' the portions ot Chateau Thierry �which He on fho northern bank ot the Afnrne, but the allies still retain tlio southern portion; ' Bdtiih Success, With the Britiflh Army in France, aiuiio '3,-(By tboi AsHoelutod Press.) carried out several successful raldf. and alr.o repulsed an enemy ruiaiug party south ot Villers Bretonneu.x. Tho German artillery bombarded tho section south, of thi Siarpo with ci heavy fire and also turned their s\ins on ViUerH-Urfitonn;'!':. British RsJds, London, June- 2~(Otflolal.)~The British yesterday successfully raided German trenches southeast of Arras, southwest of Lens rtnd north of Beth-line. This morning German artillery became more pronounced in various sectors along the front in Flanders. - . Frt'nch'. S'lic'ceM. Paris, Juno 2;-French ' troops last night smaslKid-repeated German at-f^tacks of greatest.violence in the sector north ot th'e Aiano' RiVer and So-issons, the Ji'rencli war � office announced today. "Miont-DechoiBy, after lieing attiickod four tlihesi. by the forces ot ;th cent steps taken 'by. the .British government to. show Ita, friendship.  � The Nevoe Vcdornostl., In a long article, defends, the pbjioy'^f the alllea and expreiif* gratitude. f�r. President Wlltoh!a frltpdly utter- , ancei. � ' � -  London, June 3.-X secret cohven tion exists between Germany and f'ln land which is kept secret from the Finnish Ulet, by -which the Finnish government undertakes to establish B monarchy under a German, dynasty and to place the Finnish army under German leadership, according to a die-patch to tlie Times from Stockholm, quoting the Socialist newspaper Po-litiken which has sources of information among the Independent Socialists in Germany. ' Finland, it is added, agrees,also not to cede the Aland lelands to Sweden and to allow Germany the use ot the Islands for-a navel base. Germany further will be permitted to use Finland as a passageway thronghto the Arctic Oceon. Finland agrees to take efficient measures to combat anarchy. Germany will have the right , to maintain a military force ih Finland until all the conditions ars carried out. ........ KING GEORCSE V. OF ENQLAND King George Jscelnbraiing his SSrd birthday today'iiaviuK been born in 18G5. He ascended tho throne in 1910. N Arc Pushing Their Economic Control'By Buying Up' the Crops Germans Carry War to American Side of Atlantic Now; Submarines Sink Ships and Watch for Transports U.S. Want To Increase Rates oil-Par With Those of U. S. Railways Washington, June S.-(Canadian railways today asked permission of the interstate commerce cbmpiission to raiflo rates on business done on their lines within the United States to .tho level, provided by Diroptor-Geaeral McAdoo under tho recent rate orders for American rnilroad.s. Tho Canadian Northern neoks to cancel Its excursion rates to and' from Niagara B'aiis on its linos within Ne^y York State and tb raUo 1^0 three cents a mile its passenger rates from Minnesota and .Michigan running to Detroit, SaiUt, Sto. Marie, Duluth and between Vancouver, ii.C, and l^dclfic Coast cltlea In the United States. . , Tlio C^anailinn l^ndfic osked i,tor throe cents rale on passenger traffic on its lines in Maine and Vermont, Tho Grand Trunk Pacific steamship lino asUa permission to Increase boat t^res, from Seattle to Canadian pbrts to the level that may hereafter -Ue provided by tl^' American railroad admlhlBtration for Bteamboat Unci. London, June H-tTh'e pfastd^nt of the Rolsbeviki cdnAJiirasloneV's ; lu the Don Cbssack terrltot'y Hai^, he^n hanged by the ^ntl-Sovlft possacka, an-cording to a Renter.(tlgijateh from Moscow, lie was th^ chiej orjfan-izior ot tho Cossack movement aBft'nst General Kaledlnos NEWFOUNDLAND LOAN Montreal, June The entiie Itlue of three million dollar 6 1-2 per eertt. bonds of the government ot New-toundland, purchased by a Canadian bond syndlcatJ last week, is statecllto have beeu di8|vf> lurther little trouble with any but troplcalraw materials. "lier eastern policy can only he undone adequately by the allies after they have achieved victory, but more attempts ought to be made now to truytrate present developments." FISIG FLEET London, June Twelve of a fleet of thirty to forty fishing vessels which left Irish ports on night of May 30, were , sunk by German submarines, saya a Belfast dispatch to the Daily Telegraph. The submarine suddenly appeared in tho midst of the fleet and ordered tho fishermen to take to the boats and row ashore. It then sank tho veasela by shelling them. The fishermen say tho submarine was iinterruptefi In its yro^-k and sub-merged, which probably prevented the destruction of the entire fleet. Thfi fishermen lost all their gear, biit there were no casualties. Moscow, May 29.-(By tho Associated Press)-Iforeign Minister Tchitch-erin has protested to France against tho further rotontion of Kusslan troops on the^ French front. Tho pr.otbsl declares that Ru.SMlnn noulrallty raakes It imperntlvo that RusHlau Holdiors bo immediately removed from France. A division or more of Russian troops, have been in Franco since IBIU. The Russians, however, never took a very active part in the fighting and have not boon mentioned in official j-eports recently. .    �'0"> *  ' !? � TWENTY'FOUR MISSING.  ',�,,- - ^ ilievei mlaaiuK on the torpe- />  idoed transpoct PresldentaUu- ? '.^.ooln. iji BULLETINS HUN NAVAL ACTIVITY. Copenhagen. - Fishermen re-turnlna from the North Sea report an unusual activity of German war craft In the Helgoland Bight. The fishermen also say there Is unusual reconnalsance activity by German vessels well up the Jutland Coast. DESTROYED TWO SUBS. f An Atlantic Port,-Destruction of two submarines within half an hour by an American destroyer off the coast of France was reported by an American ship arriving, here from the war zone. The U-boats went down within siflht of the French coast. PARIS BOMBARDMENT. Paris, June 3.-The bombardment of the Paris region by the German,long range cannon was resumed today. STRIKE ENDED. Vancouver, B. C.-The shipyard strike involving ten thousand workers on ships for the war during the past two weeks is virtually ended, says Senator Robertson who has been acting as government mediator in the dispute. A new schedule has been drawn up to which a majority of the men are ready to agree and ,\�hlch vvill V probably end the *trlke.--(,,- -,�.'-= -' ., ^, , � - HUGE LOSS TO U. S, St. Louis,-Fire yesterday destroyed warehouses numbers 23 and 24 United States arsenal here with loss of army equipment valued at three million dollars. ^ � 4. 41 4, all craw of'tha Edward H. Cola haa'baan landed hare. Acoordliig \to the x*urvlvora, the veaiel, was sunk aeventy-flve mllaa off the high lands of New Jersey yesterday afternoon. Two submarines attack" ad the Edward H, Colel.according , to the commander of the vessel. Captain Newcomb. They appeared simultaneously, one on each side of the vessisi and signalled the captain to heave to. ; The commander of the submarine then boarded the schooner In a small boat and gave the crew - ten minutes to leave the ship. T Just before the explosion occurred an American steamship appeared in the offing and the.other U-boat gave chase. The last Captain Newcomb saw of the ateam-' er, she was making off at full ; : tipeed. Naval Dept. Statement... , Washington. Juno 3.-Besides the Edward H. Colo, tho names ot- two other sunken ships have been reported to the navy. They are the schooner, Jacob S. Haskell and the Isabella D. Wiiiey. \ A navy department statement an-; nounclng tiio sinkings says: '/Tho navy department has been informed that three American schooners have been sunk off this coast by enemy submarines. ' "The steamship Bristol, an-iving at New York this morning, reported that the four masted sciiooner Edward H. Cole, was sunk by submarines at 6.30 p.m.. Simday, fifty miles southejgt ot. Baruegat, N. J._ and that the Bristol rescued tile crew and brought them: to pbrt. "It also rescued the crew of another sailing vessel which was sunk. Th� Bristol reported that she encountered a submarine thirty-eight miles oft Barnegat at 4.20 ij.m. Sunday, and that two anhmarlnes were operating in i that locality. "The steamship Grecian reported tlntt the schooner Jacob S. Haskell = was' sunk by kuu , fire by a German submarine in the sumo general locality at noon Sunday. The crew was rescued. > "It was also reported that the Isabella D. Wllley was shelled by submarines. Captain Newcomb ot tho Cole stated that his vessel was attack- ' ed by a G6rn�nn submarine which boarded him, took away his papers and placed bombs on board. The captain and crow took to the boats. Captain Newcdmb stated thaf the submarine which attacked hint was about 200 feet long and carried two large guns, one forward and- one att and a smaller gun amidships. He ataten that ho'saw distinctly, one other submarine besides the ono which attack- " ed him. The second' submarine, being in the near vicinity, submerged with her periscope showing." ' Secretary oE tho Navy Daniel ordered the port ot New York closed t� . outgoing ships with restrictions until � further orders. i For Our Sailors Already acknowledged ....$286.00 Mrs. E. Shirley .......... 1.00 Anonymoua^............... 5.00 Do you want to become a member of the navy league of Canada, wear Its button, get all tha literature, and Incidentally bring aome help to a sailor's family? Send $2,00 to the Herald (or the Sailors' Fund, and you will ba duly mads a member of the league. If you would like to become  Ufa mehiber send 9100,00. The big campaign Is on thIa week all over Alberta to raise nxoney for ths sailors ant! thsir dspendsnts. Alberta ha|- dona little towards this fundr and could do mors. The I.O.O.E. Sir Alexander Gait Chapter la hai�dllng this fund in Lethbridga at present, through the medium of tha Herald. Send your donation t* > the Herald today. ; 'f.\ 7486 7 ;