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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 10, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald VOLUME 1918 NTMHKR 132 ANOTHER DRIVE PARIS AS OBJECTIVE MINX Germans Throwing Thousands of Men Into Attack Slaughter Terrible FIVE DIVISIONS ARE THROWN AWAY IN FLANK ATTACKS June It was a perfectly satisfactory said Premier Clem1 enceait last In these words thel French leader accurately summed up the prevailing Latest advices froan the battle front show that on the whole the enemy clearly suffered a cheek on the days opera The onemy gained a slight ad vantage in the center on a front of three und threequarter about a fourth of the entire line of On the wings he was stopped with losses that five divisions have been put out of commission for about one third of the divisions identified up to tho present as having taken part In the This was done without the French reserves being called up The Germans had to bring up then troops at the last moment in order to avoid giving alarm to the As the columns arrived they were to deploy from the column ot march into the line of This which takes some hours exposes the men to an unpleasant ar tillery fire unless the element of sur prise is Offered Splendid Target The German attacking troops com ing out to envelop the heights of Bocages and lltquebourg dominating theMatz offered a splendid to the French The nneftiy Mad thrown in division after division before he was abletfraWve his way forward to RegsongSurMatz and Mareuil along the Roye Road which was swept by French HesaonsSurMatz is a central posi tion from which the enemy can direct j attacks southward to Estrees Den nis southeast to He is being strongly how and will only be able to hold his Advantage at heavy it at Have Not Been Surprised military gays Let us he wury at the beginning of nn important offensive of forming but without prejudicing the future it is difficult not to be sat is fiod with the first The feeling which fairly represents the general sentiment is expressed by LOeuvre in the This time we have not been surprised but per haps the Boche will It is to be expected that the enemy will strive hard to enlarge point driven Into the counter at Ressons Upon his success will de pend his further Should he succeed in forcing ouck the French right likely to drive all his forces toward Paris by way of the Compiegne turnng the French line at VII tho French left give enemy would attempt a diversion northward with the object of capturing Amiens mid rolling up the British flank to the sea and separating the British and French It is far too soon to attempt to see but the latest news from the front justifies that the German staff will never get a chance to attempt Bitter Fight June lVia Reuters Ot tawa Reuters correspondent at French headquarters telegraphed last night UH follows Latest reports from the battlefield nie The French are fighting bravely and wMh great ten On the right and left of ihe battle the In spite of his powerful has been unable to nuiko progress beyond the advanced the covering zone of which is swept by Ilia fire of his mlnenwer D 200 Helpers for Registration Day Two hundred workers are re quired In for registra tion to astlst the officials in taking care of the The Sir Alexander Gait Chapter of the have undertaken to eecure these 200 and any wo men who are able to give their services on this fay are atked to phone at or hand their names to her at 615 15th CANIFiW June meth odical survey of the entire Atlan tic coslit from the Mexican line to Halifax has failed to bring to light any evidence that German submarines have employed a shore base or had touched with the shore at any Secretary of the Navy Daniels said This was taken as an official denial of reports that strange signals had been seen at night from remote sections of the June ent economic Antf military union between Oerminy and Austria with the gradual dis appearance of customs dutlee and Is proposed by Freder ich Von Imperial Vice chancellor of a state ment publiehed in the Neue Frie Presse of Vienna andquoted in the Vosslsehe Zeitung of Included in this scheme of a MIU teleuropa under domination of the Central are Pol Bulgaria GERMANY MtJSf MAKE THE FULLEST REPARATION June Renters conference of the Trans port Workers Federation at New castle unanimously amid a resolution moved by Have loci condemning tho submar ine murders which have been justified by prominent German It was also resolved to have no inter course with the German nation after tlio unless the German people tnke full parliamentary control over the Kaiser nod his government and make full reparation for their BOLD June Via Reuters Ottawa In the centre the Germans succeed ed in cutting an obtuse salient out ol our with its farthest point at RessonsSur Their gain consists of a belt of ground 120 yards which thej were able to batter with heavy trench There is no thing discouraging about the results of the first days The en emy method of attack was the same as on May namely a heavy gas bombardment for 4Vj followed by an attack of closely massed for mations in great strength with the obect of swamping our line before the defense organizations could take ef The defenses of the enemys for mation was greater than in previous attacks and his losses must be extra ordinarily heavy for the guna had htm at their mercy and did terrible exeeu treasury clerks conveying sterling to the government printing offices for the payment of employees there were held up by masked men with The robbers esoapr eel with the booty but dropped a bag containing iu the course of the not The acting officer in charge of tlie Victorian Railway Union has been ar rested charged with the is paying the full price for every kilo Slight Advance The in theirnew effort against the allied lines today were able to make some Immediate pro gress because the alllau retired from the line of advanced which con stitute the first line westward from When the real Une of resist ance was the en emys advance was and small counter attacks delivered immediate ly by the allies were successful in re gaining Gas Bombardment Before the infantry the Ger mans deluged the allies lines to a depth of at least six with poison gas and high explosive The allied guns replied Immediately with a fire of intensity order to hinder the pf enemy troops getting read to When the attack finally it did not ef fect such a wide as the artillery In the centre of tbf Attacking froni where the allied was weakest owing to terrain jibe Ger iimus were able to reach RMsonsSur Matz and Throughout the every foot of territory was contested hitter ly and the line maintained perfect co itesion despite all the efforts of the to pierce The slight pro New Drive Only Another Ef fort Toward to Straddle Railway OFFENSIVE HAS NOT OCCASIONED VERY MUCH SURPRISE June new Ger man attack is directed against Compiegne as part of the cam paign against according to a virtually unanimous newspaper comment In the opinion of some writers in the morning newspapers the section attacked Is a vital one be cause of the various detached heights which lie across the head ot the valley of the Olse and its great railway und road to Any important gain In this direc tion it is bring the enemy out into the level coun try toward and Clermont and enable him to avoid a fron tal attack on the forests ot Cotn piegne and which are of great value tothe allies for defense Such a it is would probably compel a of the al lied front between the Oise and the Another object of the new move is assumed to be an attempt to outflank the French line in the Soiesons NO SURPRISE June Reuters Ottawa is no ele ment of snrprise in the renewal of the German The sec tor between Noyon and Mont was anticipated in the reviews of expert opinion re cently The principal obj jective is the famous town of between which and Noyon the country is densely wooded but the ultimate objec tive is obviously The French line covering the capital forms a salient from Mont Did ier to on the with an extension thence to the Marne at Inside this salient the main mil itary center is while VillersCorterrets is the subsid iary All this fortified ter ritory is the last remaining bul wark of the It consists of detached masses of rising lying across the head of the Olse Valley and containing the great road and railway toward The line is vital and in defending It the allies are defending the very of There is little space for retreat and the French and British armies have to bear the weight of but both are still and every confid ence is felt that Fochs counter blow as a French For OirfSailors Severn anxious days aje 71 is certain that the enemy will make Ml extremely bitter fight of but ho Already acknowledged Proceeds dance Spring Coulee Robinion I Mils SBiinders The total so far collected for the Sailors Fund bn behalf of Sir Alexander Gait Chapter of the through the columns of the Herald Is nearly This is one of the most worthy causes that has yet the atten tion of the LethUrldge Those who wish to contribute for the benefit of the sailors and their dependents should send their do nation to The Prussianism And Peace Says Lansing June i eel that the renewal of thai method i 1 f nil Kltllf Elk Had To Open Boom and Let Every tHing Go From pur Own Prussianism and the idea of endur ing pence among nations cannot be into harmony compromise cannot even be Robert secretary of declared hero today in an address as honorary chancellor of the Inion College for Instance after Instance from his own experience as the head of the United States foreign office were cit in all bring the Hulled States into the How well the ambassador knew the character of his government and how perfectly frank he was ho asked for the information without apology or The very bluntness of his message shows he was sure his superiors would not take offense the assumption that their New German Drive is of Great1 est Intensity But Has Not Gained Much BOTH FLANKS OF GERMAN ATTACK ARE DRIVEN BACK ed to prove his point he as word was valueless and had only been from u June InLlk Rivei is having gone uj foot during last night and this The last three warm nights with warm southerly Winds has started the now on the upper levels and present ndications point to still higher lev Is before the crest of the flood is The Elk Lumber company had to open their boom this morning ind let everything go down the rift wood and saw logs had filled heir storage ground and no more logs an be cared for wliiie the heavy Irlft is The water is two or three feet jelow the high of two years ago but is rising at the rate of over an nch per hour With conditions favoring still greater No danger tb residential property is but lumage to the gov ernment work and to the Elk com panys may be heavy un lessthe river is halted by wea even those Intel lectually have but vague ideas of the attitude which makes Prussianism It is a not generally sahl Secretary that within fi after the Imperial government June board of rail way commissioners heard the applica tion of the South Alberta Wool Grow ers Association for an order requiring the railway company to establish a medium carload weight on sheep o The petitioners ex plained the benefit such a ruling would be to the live stock industry o the province and that as South Albei ta wns just beginning to become im portant as a sheep shearing country given to gain time and when increase of Germanys submarine fleet the promise would be bro ken hesitatifm or compunc What a commentary oifl Berns torffs estimate of the sense of honor and good faith of his iiitj ntr t in the case of the given In view of this spirit ot hypocrisy his government its solemn promise j anil bad manifesting an entire hat it would cease ruthless slaughter lack of we Bought not to m the high Count Von Herns nnver ncrmuieu i uroiuu 111 appreciating the worlhlessnesp jf the asked the Berlin for sign office to advise him in ample line before tho campaign of snbmar ne murder was renewed in order that might notify German merchant ships iu American harbors to destroy heir because he anticipat be astonished that the Berlin foreign office never permitted promise or a treiity engagement to stand In the way of a course of action which the German government deemed exped I need not cite as proof of this fact ihe flagrant violations of the treaty neutralizing Belgian and the treaty of WOULD NOT SHAKE Meeting of British and German Delegates in Conference On Prisoners DRAMATIC EVENTS FORECASTED IN EAM Japanese Cannot Afford to Ig nore the Spread of Bdl shevikiam June the meeting between the British and Ger man held at The to anange an exchange of prisoners of Reuters correspondent at The Hague says they did not shako but merely bowed to each A moment before Jonkheer Dutch foreign received the delegates separately in adjoining rooms and then brought them face to face delivering a speech in which he wished success to their Major General Friederick replied for the Germans and Sir George home on behalf of the Brit ish Both thanked Holland for what man In any case it is ex pected that the fighting will be for the battle may be extended north or south by other desperate German CHAIN OF Percival in a special cable to the Mail and Empire from the British armies in the The capture of tho strongly fortified position west of Voor by the com pletes the chain of barriers con structed by the allies and defend ing tu eh positions as Mont Rouge and Tho capture of Locre Hospice by the French at the same time added another link to the chain of advanced de fenses and both when considered with the big events of these stirring war are important as bar ring the further progress of the Hun in the industry would be th t country done for representing the P R declared that such a ruling would be ridiculous at this that should the board establish a minimum the sheepmen would get a better deal as to freight than any other class of In heth the wool growers and trult mens the board of com missioners will give their ruling Kress the made cost them The allied s left tank held just as solidly as the right tbe German advance was limited to the occupa tion of a few trenches without affect Ing the strength ot the Were Fooled Kvidently the Gentians hurled all the forces available their front line into the combat will the hope of ob taining an immolate success before the illles take proper defensive 1m itey found in them a much more vigorous they t COMMANDS FINNS June German gen eral is now in supreme command of the Finnish as well as the Ger man forcei in General Mannerhelm who resigned last after leading the campaign of the White which resulted in the defeat of the Red has been replaced by General Vqit Der General Mannerheim resigned because although he said he was wil ling to free Finland from the Red he would not support the Ger man plan for domination of Finland us it is ruling and for the capture of Russian territory east of the Finnish In the Hour uutnsk PLIGHT AT Channel Blockade is Being As sisted by Ger man Dredge Sunk HEAT WAVE OVER SOUTHEJNALBERTA Southern Alberta sweltered on Sun day in the hottest day of the the thermometer reaching 89 degrees in the shade at the official observatory at the Experimental Many thermometers In the city registered over the 00 degree mark in the As usual Medicine Hat claims tlie record with 92 in the while on the same mark Moose Jaw holils tliu record for the west with while several points in I which was at first believed to nnoL Mini tl tl iinnmiru t both provinces registered 90 or bet Juno signs do not seem to point to Interventior n Uevelopmens in the Har bin zone may possibly force Japan to says the correspondent of th Daily under date ot June Bol shevikism is sweeping eastward am hreatens to pass Harbin and extend n the direction of The defeat of General th nntiBolsheviki opens tho wa for the spread of Bplshevikism in th Far Japanese military leaders t is can not afford tc ignor The correspondent concludes My founded on good iufoi is that the Far East may wi ness a dramatic GIVES LUDENDORFF THE CREDIT OF NEW DRIVE With elated June Heaters Ot plight of the Gei mans at tlie Belgian submarine bas at in consequence of th morsures taken by tho Hritish navy t blockade the Is even mixe sei ious than bus been boluinved luretoj Photographs just taken from air planes show that the entrance to tho haibor Is rapidly silting and the British effort to close channel is being reinforced by The sunken vessel inside break The June Mail and sole for having conceived the idea of the last German offensive is given to General Ludendorff by Karl the kaisers personal publicity In the Berlin Lokal Afizelger Rosner wrote At the end of April Ludendorff in a short but magnificently strong re outlined to the kaiser and Von Hlndonburg the now offensive Ludendorffs sharpened genius upon sweeping the whole front had at once recognized the spot from which the enemys attention was tho most The farmers who had been praying for warm weather surely got their but the hot southwest wind to day is cooliiiK their ardor consider even if it does not them The forecast for tomorj row is fair and though it is the general opinion that this warm spell will be followed by Growth dinfug the warm weather he an enemy now appears to be a large The loss of this ship evidently has crippled the Ger inana in their attempts clear the GERMAN ARE BEING PERSECUTED THE WEATHER Forecast Fair and 8g Copenhagen dUnatch to the Exchange Telegraph Company says that the censorship de bate in the lleichatag which began Tuesday was continued Among turmoil from his Dep uty Independent cifeil numerous persecutions against the Socialists by the He i characterized as traitors to the work Ing clasots ihose Socialists who aid ed the general command to distribute circulars ruiuesiing workers to resist 55 I enemy agitation in which has followed last Wednesdays rain has been and crops are looking exceedingly fine in those dtltrjcts where nufficient moisture has been and that means over the greater part of the One fanner informed the Herald that his I grew three inches by actual I ement between Thursday even BOTHA APPEALS FOR J JILLY BISHOP NOW HEADS measurement Ing and Saturday BIG GUNSAGAIN BUSY June longrange bom bardment of the Paris con South Af June Renters Ottawa an ad dress General Botha said that South Africa would be unworthy of Its free coustllu lion if it did not recognize the call iu behnlf 01 the allied June supervising aerial gunner instruction in Enplane for some Major Bishop Canadas noted all has had his wishes granted anil has gone to the frrit in command of a A been re ceiveil from formerl tho French Army In June i Asso Notwithstanding Hie forces the Germans threw in the line1 today when lluy ripened their offensive be tween Mont nidier and the they did not any Arable The enemy ap parently hoped ly weight of numbers to break the lino in this he failed to do dur ing Hie first half nf April when BO many severe engagements re sulted in the Germans being stop ped Time after time Increasingly big waves of infantry attempted to pierce the allied Southwest of they could not produce effect on the determined troops holding Hie front The defenders were as firm as rocks and the enemy tightly in REPULSED BY June troops last night attacked a Bri tish post in Aveluy to the north of the war office an nounced The enemy was The text oC the state ment says We canled out a successful raid yesterday on a German post in the sector northeast jf Beth A hostile attack during the evening upon one ot our posl lions in Aveluy Wood was repuli BATTLE June German attackon the front Mont Didier and Noyon continued last night with nndimlnished tfie war office On the French left wing furious German made time after time were broken by the French In the centre the bring ing up mads fur ther reaching the south ern part Ouvilly Wood and Res French and American continuing their attacks in the region ot on the gained norc ground liiifl took On the French right wins along the front ot the new attack bitter The French took than SOD prisoners in various Prisoners report unanimously that the losses of Germans thus far in the battle which bogiiu yesterday have extremely GREAT June appear to be putting up a did resistance to tho Germans on the Noyon on the two flanks ol1 the attacking rvin whKR the heaviest The Germans hixvo made some progress in the centre where tUfy claii the lie fit Hio huipMp of wlile the French admit the loss of tho vil lages ot RessonsSurMals and It was generally expected that tho German attack would como bo Noyon and Mont thus seemingly resuming the di rect thrust for Simultaneously with the bom hardnient of the Noyon the British front was subjected to a heavy including gas shells which seemed to herald another According to tho latest accounts no infantry attack de veloped against the British There is little news yet from live German sideas the official statement issued Sunday afternoon referred only to the op of BRITISH LINE IMPROVED With the British Army in June Associated considerable local im provement pf the British lino just tothe south of Ihe Sonime was ef fected last night through u slight advance carried out in the neish hoihood of Other wise the night was generally quiet and the situation Raids and outpost uciions com prised the remainder of the infan try The enemy shelling which was so heavy on the Brit ish right wing Saturday night und Sunday morning preceding the at tack against the has again subsided to VISIT THE 9 Uussel Miss Margaret Burden of this to i the effect that he gone to France i dorH s Kiev cor d He is now flight commander of enl says General u supersquadron o the finest air Ukraine will suovtly fighters of the Hoyal Air Oeruwn and Austrian ;