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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 7, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta SAMMIES SC m LATEST SUB CAMPAI&N OF S FAILURE iTheir Atlempt Against Shipping on the American Coast Has Had Little Result AMERICAN/HANDLING OF SITUATION DEALS i HUNS ANOTHER DEFEAT l^oiidoil, June 7. r- f AHSooiiilteil J'lesR.)-The manner in which - Ihu Ainiurlcan nation recclvud the liitcst (Jxhililtlon or Goi-nian (iiibninrine I'llRlittnlnusH rciii'csents mother de-foiil for Oorniiiny, say.-i Arcliihald ]lnrd in a furtlicr stalonieiU on tlie r-boal operutioMH ol'f llio Atlantic Coast of tlie l'ni(ed StalOH. Mr. Uurd, wl'.o Is well Unown aa a writer on naval suhjcets. characterizes as absurd the notion thai Germany can cari'y out 1-aids on American towns liom submarines. "The side ol' the Atlantic," the statement says, "lias heard of the attltnde ot the ,\nierican people toward tlie submarine raid and haw accepted it as further evidence of tlioir .sanity and tlie (^onse(|uent apprehension they have formed of the stratesy necessities which the war imposes on tlieni. This represents a defeat for the (iermans. Tiny had calculated upon wcakon-ini; the bauds of the executive department and particularly (he departineiils directly concerned with tlie navy and �rmy. in that respect the raid (ailed. "What tile C.ern'.ans really have done by the e.xliibltlon of frighrfuiness off Ameri0S(! for .safely ygainst a renewal of th-^ danger of conscription wliich the liroclamatlon has only pvovlsionally proposed." In ragaid to tho lordiins-yor'f-proposed visit In America, tho statement says that tho lord mayor "has patriotically promised to hold himself in readiness to lake up tho mission wlienever any fresh attack on the right of Irishmen lo self-detprmination as a nation may be attempted." ? I ^ I 'f 1 FRANCE Second Phase of the Latest German Offensive Now at An End; Their Advances Have Not Been Vital Whim U * : ? : : ? ? ALLIED IIOS ON TO F Naval Air Forces Have Done Great Damnj-c in Past Week Americans Force Them Out of Trenches at Point of IJayonet 10 HUNS INCREASES RUSSIAN HOSTILITY - Rulings Issued Governing Restrictions in Imports of Fruit and Vegetables Feeling is Becoming Widespread Admits German Newspaper Anifitordftm, Juno 7.-"We cannot lose our eyes lo the fact that an Iii-rruasingly hostile feeling toward Germany is hceoming widespread hi Uus-�lu and also that tho Ukrainian population duos not everywhere regard the v'lermans with friendly eyes," says the Volks Zoltung ot Cologne, in tho '.toiirso ot an editorial which voIcrb (lie anxiety fell In Germany relative 10 potential developments in tho i-nst. President Wilson's declaration of May IS urging help for lliissia as well as Franco, is rocallert. In order to remedy this- Entente "subterraneaif agitation'' Die nowspapor proposes n friendly discussion with.HussIa with 11 vlow to making friendly relations with tho Soviet government possible, to romovo as far as possible tho mlll- ary character of tho adminislratloii m border Btates and that a now Imperial commission may Introduce civil ftdininlBlrattoii as well as lo solve tho tiueBtion ot popular administration niid ascertain wholher the Landtag fcally voices tho opinion o� the Uus-Jlan people. CREW RESCUED An Atlantic Port, June 7.-Members rff the crow of tho British steamer flarpathlan, sunk off tho Virginia Capes and brought hero last night, uro *t u buBO hospital recovering from exposure, after being adrift for twenty-4ix houv^, Twenty-Bl.x of Ibo crew aro Chinese, Two nion woi'e Injured, one sovBrely, Most .of tho men will bo able to louve the hosplttti prbbably today. ' BOMBARD PARIS Paris, Juno 7.-.-TUo Germans con-llmiert today to bombard tho -Kroneh sajiKttl wltU tUolr long-range guoi. Ottawa, Juno 7.-Rulings were issued by tho Wnr Trade Board today in respect ito restrictions govornlug imports of perishable fruit and vegel-nbles covered by the recent order in council passed upon tho recommendation of tho minister of trade and cum-mcrco, The rulings provide: 1. In order to prevent unnecessary hardship and possibility nf waste in connection with the ptirchasos recently made in the United States, all iin-portatlons of vegetables and truif; shipped from points of orlcln until Sunday the IGth instant, will be al-lowed to ontor Canada without restriction. V 2. Tho Importation of certain frnltn and vegetables consiilerod essential for Canadian consumption will be permitted unless otiierwiso advised .with the exception of the following; Blackberries, goosoberrlps, currants, encumbers, watermolons, artlcholces, shallots, green peas, roinane .parsnips, salsify, pomegranates, (luliices, nectarines, mangoes, egg: plant, green pep-])orB, bnissel Bprouts, asparagus, mushrooms, pparsley, endives, beets, ttir-nlpa, :!. To prevent delay In securing individual llceusfts In connection with Ihe shipment of pcrlshablo goods, 'collectors of customs wlU bo Instructed to permit entry untler blanket license ot fruit and vegetables, except those specifically mentioned. HE FRUIT E In response to the protest of Lhe board of trade regarding the e.-nbargo on fruits, etc,, Hon. A. L, SIfton, minister of customs ha� wired the board as follows today: "Customs collector notified to admit vegetables and perishable fruits pending further Instructions which will not exclude such goods in transit," This was taken as an indication that the government is giving further consideration to the effect their first proposals would have had on/the fruit supply of west-'ern Ca/iada, and that likely these wi'l. be revised to have no ill effect on the west. LL URGES T SAVING OF WHEAT Food Cooirollcr Thompson Issues Another Appeal to the People*of Canada I.,ondon, June C- A review covering naval aerial opeiaiioiis during Ihe period from June 11 in .iuiie ."i published tonight by till .\dniirally: "Kight bombing raid.-;." it says, "liave been made on ilip following military objectiveB: "Zoebrugge, Ostrinl, Ilruges and the Thoroht railway jnmtion. Largo quantities of heavy hnailis were dropped. In the cours" of aerial figiiting two enemy machines v.eio destroyed and three driven ticiv.n out ot control. One ot our maehtiiis is missing. "Ill home waters dui-iug tlie . same ! period escort duty and ijalrols were i carrieii out. SubniaMin's were siglit-od and attacked ami enemy mines located on several tncasions. "A squadron of Ur.-gi: Moapluijios car-j riod out a long r.ionuaisance over tije North Sea: A Inrge formation of hostile maehlniBS was met and engaged, resulting in two enemy jnuchiues ! being shot down. On the retnrn jour ney two of auv riidcbiiiea were forced to land c*lose to tlie Dutch coast owing to engine iroiiljlc. Tiioy have been interned." ALLIED CABINET OF WAR SUPPLIES A Great Pool of AU Allied Resources Will Be Formed London. June 7.-(Via Reuters Limited.)-A sclieiMc for an allied cabinet on war supplies to establish unity .-.nd lleclslon in regard to food and raw material requirements has been approved by tlie British government, according to the ropori of the Daily .Mail. Five program coiiiniittees will be established ami will include representatives ot Great Uritain, France, Italy and the United Slates. Kach committee will co-oriliiiato supplies aiid particular requirements, each member be-iri^ an expert. A groat pool of ail allied ro.soi;rces will be formed by these committees and their reports on supplies and requirements v.'iil go to the marltimo council, \Hho will thus know llie full measure of tlicir slilpping task. Competition in allied buying and transport will be eliminated by unified control. London. Juno 7.-Accordinr 'o tlio corresiiondoiit of liic Daily .\iall witli the American fnrul ihoy evontuall.v fought llicir wa.v out in (ho face of severe German niacliine gun fire, in addition tliey captured several of the machine guns. Tough Attack .\iiierican Forces on the Mnrno. June l.- Onf, of Ihe tougliest ot nil llie allaclis a! Bellcnu Wood, wan con-ductod by the marines without serious trouble. 'I'iiei-c f.cemcd reasim to oxiicct tho Gernum counter attacks iu slrenglh before long, for proviou.^ In ilie bo-ginning of liio afleruoon attack which began al ."i p.m.. the roads liohind the Gorman lines were filled wiili troops, guns and wagons, hut Mio American artillery turned on them and createil havoc. 'Hk; marines in their forward sweep took strong cround on either .side of Belleau Wocftl anil cleaned out the ravines south of Torcy. which linked up the lino with Hill 142. which was taken thi.s morning. This gave iheni a strong and dominating position for a continuation .of their attack. Tlieir total advance was appro.ximately two miles on a three mile front. The total number of prisoners taken was not known this evening. A notable development was the low morale of the prisoners, all of wiioni are Prussians. They expressed themselves as tired of the war and glad to get out of the fighting. This was despite the fact, they say. iliai they are furiiislied with food iiltliougli the Saxons, Uio Wurtemberg troops and others may go witliout food. German Attacks Have Praclically Come To An End-Americans Storm German Lines, Take Village-French Cooperate With Americans in Offensive Movement-All Is Quiet on The British Front. London, June 7.-Via Tlcuters Ottawa Agency.)-Tiie battle news of yesterday makes it clear that the second phase of tho grand Gernuiii offensive has ended. Tho great attacks on the Noyon-Kiieluis line which began on Stay L'T, lias bf.-eu replaced by local fighting in isolated sectors. The (.Icrnians in these are far from gaining fresli ground and have lost some, and al least for the last two days tlioir general advanco has been brought to a standstill. Tlic French, indeed, appear to have taken the initiative and continue to press back tho enemy groups. French experts declare that the arrival of French reserves is responsible for the present cqnilibrlunij whicli however, they do not expect lo remain permanent Their view.q differ however, wiilely, on tlic question ot when and wliere the Germans will make a fresh effort, but they agree iin ciiiifidence that tho scope tor surprise tacticts on the part of the euoiuy i� being more and more � restricled. it is pointed out that llio iivollness recently reported oil other parts of the front must not 1)0 regarded, as indicating tliat a blow is imminent there. It is more likely that the enemy, hav- ; ing failed lo break through as ho ; hoped, is now taking a hrcathiug spell, 10 collect his forces. 10,000 ARMENIANS ARE MASSACRED SAFEGUARD STRIKERS NO MORE PROFITEERING IN MEAT BUSINESS London, June 61-All profiteering and competition has been eliminated from the n^eat business, John R. Clynes, parliamentary secretary to the food minlitry, announced in the house of commons today. ' - The secretary said that the present" prices of milk to the consumer would be ra.lsec( from six pence to seven pence a qqart, Effective control of. the wholesale distribution of milk, he ^dded, is , -a national necc^ssity, tjcoause with bread it formc'the istaple food of the pooreit daiij^ : , Ottawa, June 7.-Coiiservalion of wiieal and substitutiou of other cereals on ihiB continent, so us to supply greater amounts to the countries overseas which are dependent upon us must be continued at least until tho IPl'.t crop situation is known. Such Is tho otfoct of an announcement made by Henry B. Thomson,- chairman pt I lie Canadian Food Board. Mr. Thompson's statAuent follows: "Although liie world wheat crop situation at llio present timo is more promising tlian a year ago, still considerable time will elapse hetoro tlio crops are liurveBled, and oven it the groalost expectations are realizod, tho fact remains that tlio world rosorvoa of wheat are oxhausled. Tho gveutest cave will havo to be taken to re-establish these reserves both - here and abroad. v IS IMeR.SONED London, Juno 7.~Captain St. Choa-nig, commander of the Kusalan Bsijtlo fleet, has boon imprisoned on u charge ot Inciting tho siiilors against the authority of tho Soviet government, au's u, itoutor Uiiii;ati.-u koiu Moscow. Montreal, .lune 7.-What was described as a danger to organhied labor In the interpretation of the ordeiv in coui�cIl regarding idlers, was pointed out yostorday at the meeting of Ihe Traihes and Labor Council hero by President J. T. Foster and u unanimous resolution was passed calling on the Dominion Trades Congress to snteguard .sirikors agninsl a reading of tho order tliat might put them in' that class. Tho discussion was in ret-orcuco lo tiie recent Winnipeg strike nnd tho declaration In the house of pommouK that the strikora should h(! prosoculed under tho idler's order, a view endorsed hy Sir llobort Borden. London, June 7.-A bitter struggle is being waged in the Cau-caous between the new Caucasian government and the Turks, says an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Moscow. The Turks are reported to have massacred more than ten thousand Armenians within a fortnight. The Caucasus government has ordered the mobilization of all men between the ages of 19and 42 and newly formed Caucasian detachments are concentrating In the Tiflis district. With the French Army on tho I\Iarne. .Thursday, June.110: iio li.m.)-L'p to (his hour the Americans and French troops advancing, near Veuilly-La Fotorle and Tor-,79� Springfield models of 11)03 and 251,� 270 Uufisian rifles. Besides the rifles made since war was declared, say.s the announcement, tiiere are six hundred thousaiid Springfield models ot 1901! in use. About one half the soldiers in .our army carry rifles. On this basis the ordnance department has enough rifles, Springfield and uioditied Enflelds tor an army of about two million men, allowing wastage for 'one year. TELE E CALLED OUT Chicago, Juno 7.-S, J. Kononkainp, president ot tlio Commorclal Tole-grapliers' Union ot America, aaiil ye's-torda,y that ho was preparing Instnic-Uons to govern tlie men when tho proposed sU'lUe Is called, "1 havo tho date sot in my own mind, but the men will not Know It until the strike iB called," he saJtl, "We need a little time tor certain conterences, as, for instance, one with the grievance committee of the railway telegraiih-ers and other pvollminai'les," - At the oftlceB ot tlij) telegraph companies It was said that a strike order would have little or no effect on business aa practieally none ot the cmnloyeos were inenitjofs of tlie i(iilon. heavy fire from German machine! guns. During the attack this morning nl dawn llio German artillery firo against the allies wan feelile, but the enemy front line was studded witli niacIilne gnus. In the actioft tills morning the Americans anil Froncli advanced into tlie German lines and captured 270 prisoners, iuciiiding ten officers. Forty-five minutes after tli'cJ fighting started, one French regiment had attained the border o� Maro'.s Wood and tlic edge of a tri-i angular wood, 500 yards south-> east of Bussaires, notwithstandlnff sharp resistance. The regimeni; alone took more than 100 prisoners. I AMERICAN ATTACK. With the ."Vmerican Forces on the Marne, Thursday, June 0.-^ (Associated Press.)-The second attack made today by American marines on German positlona northwest of Chateau Thierry early gave promise of being as sue-cer-sful as the morning's assault. The mnrinca reported all their ol). jcctivos set for the trst iiour within that time limit, iiad been capr lured, and Ihoy had pushed beyond them. The early reports indicated lhat the Germans are oii the run for the time being and arc surrendering right aiid left. AT BAYONET POINT With the American Forces on the Marne, June 7.-(By Associated Press)-American marines last � -nja{>.t reached the outskirts of Bouresches, northwest of Xhat-eau Thierry, and poured volleys of marine gun fire into the enemy, inflicting heavy casualties. Bayonets were used freely against many of the Germans who attempted to make a stand in the streets. At daybreak today the marines were slowly driving the Germans back, in the face of heavy artillery fire, including gas shells. The American artillery was per-forming magnificently in this operation. CAPTURE VILLAGE With the American Forces on" the MariK!, .lune 7.-(Associated Press)-The American marines \.'ho began a second .ittack on tho German lines late yesterday cap-lured tho village of Torcy and drove their way Into Bouresches, iiortliwest ot Chateau Thierry. This morning they were holding Torcy in tlio face ot repeated counter attacks and were pushing back llie Germans through tho streets of BourescUoa. Virtually all their objectives In this altaclc wore attained. ENEMY LASSITUDE London. June U.-The Germans do not intend to atlemut any tur-ther or Immediate progress around Chateau Thierry, says Reiiter'.s correspondent with the American army in Franco, who spent Thursday north west ot that town. Tho enemy, ho adds, shows lassitude, wliicli might well seem an intentional effort at deception. TUe French still hold part of Chateau Thierry on the left bank of tho Marne. QUIET ON BRITISH FRONT London, June 7.-An uneventful night along the British front is reported by the War Office today. The text of the ofticlal statement reads: "A party ot our troops raided a hostile lust night north east of Bcthuiie and after inflicting casualties on tho garrison and capturing a inuchinc gun retunied without loss, "There Is nothing further to ra-port from the British front." CAPTURE VILLAGB. Paris, June 7,-On tho MarnS front northwest ot Chateau Thierry, French troops captured tho village ot VInl.v. The French al-fio captured Hill 20-1, between the Mavno and UUelms. British troops regained a footing in tiie village ot Bligny, infliuting heavy losses on tho oiiomy. HUNS ARE HELD Paris, June 7.-In aiinouncinK tliat tlio Germans are being hold and that French countor-attucUs are meeting witli: success, an official note mentions especially tho activity ot the American troops along tiie Marne and nortliwost of Chateau Thierry. Tho note says that the latest fighting confirms the general Impression of the last tew days that the eueniy ... is being hoW everywhere and that his reoctions, which have Uoapma so purely local yielded uo Tho French counter-attacks enabled the French to im; th�ir ffoaitloas 6535 086057 7 9546?0 16 03534981 417?3356 ;