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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 11, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta I.lvl'lIIMUDC.i:, ALliKIVrA, TIKSDAY, JINK II, GERMANS ARE MAKING NO GREAT HEADWAY HURLlVHOLE DIVISIONS TO IN VAIN AHEMPTS Great German Drive Is Continuing With Increased Intensity; Small Advances Principal Effort Against the Centie-French In Brilliant Counter-Attack RECAPTURE VILLAGE AND RE-ESTABLISH LINESr IN ATTACK Paris, Juno 11.-The German flrivo bcHvecu Mont Dirtier and Noyon continued unroraittlugly iHst nlglit, says today's ottloLil report. On their led the French r>t-fored effettlvo reslslivnce. They rcfiiipturod tlic village ot Merry. The prhielpal Ucrman effort wus direoted ngainHt llie conler. AltackinB wit!) lieavy foroe-s, tlie enemy drove IjJick the French as far as the region of tlie Aronrte Jliver. btit liy a lirilllant counter iittuclc' the ('""rench hurled baciv the enemy all along this tron: and re-catabllslied their lines south of lielloy. at St, Maur, .south of M;u--(luogliso and at Vamlelicourt. On their right tlio rreneli engaged in violent eomhuls with largo forecs conocntnitcd by the enemy, who was able to gain ground. The French withdrew their lino to the west and south ot Rlbecourt. FIGHTING of THE severest KIND With the French Anny in Franco, Juno 10.-Undiminished acvoTIty-jnarkB- the -fishtlng bo-  tweon Mont Dldier and Noyon. The situation toniglit Is rather satisfactory tor the allies whose stub-/ horn realBtanco and frequent counter attacks have cnuticd great consternation to the Germans. Enemy losses under tho direct fire of the French artillery have been horrible. Every time the allies counter attoek they find the ground covered with German dead. Throughout tho day the enemy threw his greatest prossin'o toward the center of the allied lino in au effort to gain as much ground ns iiosslblo southward in tho direction of Compelgne. Under tlio powerful push ot the continually reinforced enemy columns tlie allies were forced to give way a little, l),ut they fought tenaciously for every inch of the ground. , small GARRISON HOLDING OUT An epic elriiggle occurrml in the vicinity ot Plomont, whore tho Bmall garrison of dismounted cav-. alcymen possible may still liold out. Fren'ch soldiers who managed to get through tlio German line late yesterday declared that botbro they left the Gerriians had dollvored terrific assaults all' of which had, been repulsed with heavy losses for tho enemy. Several small villages including Torcy, BoUoy and St. Maurio, changea hands a number of times, hut this evening were in German hands. At no" moment is it possible to say positively that this latter place is occupied by the onomy or tho allies, such is tho terrific nature o� tho fighting. Ebbs and flows occur .everywhere. On the Ueiloy plateau fighting goes on continuously for BQvernl hours, man tackling man lu siugle combats. ' Tlie -artillery is engaged more actively than in any battle in a long while. The Germans have been able to bring forward field guns in con-.sidbrablQ number. Tho French nr-tlllery lire ts most' violent and very destructive, especially when turn- � cd iigaliiBt attacking oncmy troops, british advance Their lines. London, Juno ll.--Tho Brlllsh last night carried out an oponi-tloii In the region ehst of Am'lens by which their line south of Mor-luucourt was advanced half a mile on u front of a mile and a half, tho war oi'tico annoHiiciid today." Two hundred and thirty-threo pri-" Bonors were taken. ' ' � t Skilful Americans.' Paris, Juno II.--An official itato-tnont issued last night givoa summary of tlie opuratloHB last week northwest of Chateau Thierry. "The operations on Jiine o" in advancing our lino," tho etatement says, "gave us a view o� the enemjr which Dermltted us to exploit the situation. Also In tho ovoning, tijo American troops pushed forward toward Bus-Balres and Torcy- and continuing 'to clean up Belleau Wood from local op-poBition, advttriced their line for more than u mile, "Finally later In tlie, evenlngj some of our troops iienotrated into 13our-e.schos. ; t ? � ?�?>! : : ? ? ? : s. alberta^ casualties, 5|Pres. Wllson Dcllvers Important Utterance to the Mexican Editors Wounded severe - Lieut. John 'Grlmshaw, taken on ? strength at Victoria; next of ? kin, Mrs. T.. Grlmshaw, Ilill- ta; next of kin, Jlodos Corey, ? (brother), Lawrence, Mass. > � ? ? ? �5' > �� ? ? ? : : ? ? ; Russians Want Aid Washington, June 11.-An appeal to the United States and the allies to send an expeditionary force to Russia to repel the German invaders, forwarded by the central conynlttee of the cadet party in Russia was transmitted to the state department today by the Russian embassy. It Is asked that the expedition if sent, be put under international corttrol to guarantee the riehts of Russia. BRIDGE GOES OUT Eik River Rises to Danger Point -Elk Lumber Mill Closed (SncclttI to the Herald^ Feniic, June 11.-The water In the Elk river Jiere now stands at seven feet nine inches above low water murk and Is still rising. A vise ot about two feet has como down since the night before last. Tho Elk River Lumber company is closing down the mill at noon today owing to water rising to within a foot of the grates in the boiler room. No serious damage is.anticipated to private property but the loss of Jogs and stoppage of work will bo extensive If, the flood continues Xo damage to bridges has yet occurred but ttiQ danger point is just being approached. The railway bridge across Bull River went out yesterday, cutting railway traffic over the Koolenay Contral line for a tew days. RISH PRESBYTER'S HAVE NO OTHER FEELING THAN THAT OF BROTHERHOOD Havana, June 11.-President Wil-.son in liis address to tiio Mexican newspaper editors in Washington last i.'rlday expressed sincere friendsiiip for Mexico. Ills address,' wlilcli .is printed in Ihc morning newspapers here today follows in part: "I have never recoi^'ed n ,i?roup ot men who were more weU-omc, than you because it has been one of my (Wa-tresses during my iirosidency tluil the Mexican people did not more ihor-oughly understand the attitude ot tlie United States toward Mexico. 1 think 1 can assure you that attitude is one of sincere t'rieiulsflip. "The policy of my ndmlnlslration toward iSIcxico was in evory point based on tlie )irinciplo tlial tho internal settlement of tlic, affairs of .Mrx-icD was none of our luisincss; that we lull no right to interfere witli or die-tain to Maxlco in an.v partlcdhtr with regiird to her own affairs. When we sent troops into Mexico our siiK^ore ilRoirc was nothing else than to assist you to get rid of a man who was mak-inn; th federation now liaa a membership uf more tliau 2,700,000. according lo ihe annual report of . Frank Morrison, secretary. 'During 1 j the last year ;!5r),044 members were hoDO will come will.,; u-.. ^n, ,i �'ii�.ll44 members were sub-m.. il evidn,; ''\;nrnr added. _ There are 27;72,-S local unions substiuitlnl evidence, jiot only Uu.c ,wii do not want anything out ot this war but tliat wo would not nccepti anything out of it; that it is absolutaly), K case of disinterested action. And it you will watch tlie altltudu ot our perjplp .vou will see that nothing otirb I hem SCI deeply as tlie as.iurancos that this war ho far as v.'o uru concerned is for idealistic objootB. "Somd time ago 1 proposed a sort of pan-American agrfioment. 1 had perceived that one of the diXticultles ot our past relationsliips with Latin-America was this: 'I'he famous Monroe Doctrine which was adopted without your consent and without tho consent of any ot: (ho Centi'al or Soniji American States. -We said: 'We are going to be your big brother whether you want us to bo or not.' Wo did not ask whether it wus agreeable' to you tlint wo shonld bo your big brother, we said we are going to bo. Now that is all very well as far as protecting you from the other side ot the water was concerned, but there was nothing in It that protected you from aggros-Blon from us and I have repeatedly in the federation, the'report said.  IV1PERIAL CONFERENCE. Toronto, June 11.-(Reuters Ottawa Aaency,)j-The first, m^eet-ina of the Imperiat ^war cabinet of 1918 commenced at noon today. Premier Lloyd-George welcomed the delegates and afterward entertained them at lunch-,^on. seen an iinr':i.sy tooling on the part ot reprcsentiilives ot tho states ot Ceu-,tral and Souili ,\inerica that onr solt-appolntcd pnHcciion might lie for our benefit and our own interests and not Xor the intorcsts of our neighbors. So I have said: Common Guarantee " 'Let u.s liavo a common guarantee that all of us will sign a declaration of protection and ioyal integrity, l^et us agree lliat if any of us, the United States inciudod, violates the political Independeiico or territorial integrity of any of tlie i^Diors, all the others will Jump on her." " Germans Are Using Every Possible Effort in Their Push Towards Paris; Lavishly Use Humans to Gain Goal Used Fifty Divisions First Attack London, Juno 11.-(Toronto Mail and Empire.l-Tlic "Germans, Uccord-iPK to advices from llio battletront, have thrown in upwards ot two Iniudrcd thousand men in tho two days' fighting. The enemy knew when they oponrid the attack thai tlicir task would be ditticull. Tboreforo, thoy sent into the fray only chosen divisions, whicli had lieen specially trained tor tho assault. It is estimated that they engaged approximately fifty divisions on tho front lino tor tho first shock while behind these, ready to take tho place of tho f.vhausted divisions, there probably were a similar number, perhaps even greater. _ Fbr Our Sailors Already acknowledged.....$496.00 Wm; Barclay ............ 2.00 The sailors and their dependents are as nf\uch if not more in "need of financial aid than perhaps any other branch of the service. The sailors of the merchant marine and the navy have been the bulwark of the empire in this war as never before, and they are deserving of our consideration. Send a donation to the Herald, LY MCIEDTflCOl GAIDil^Sn German Menace Grows in Far Ea,st, and AHie.s \yant Intervention The New Grain Has Had a Splendid Growtli Past Week DON'T, RESTORE THeW. London, Jun* 11)|'rrTh� csuneil of the Colonial' inMliuta hat raieW-d, with a vlow to tha comlns Iny ^$plal ,^en|eran�e to expreia in th� atrongttt iarma Ua view, which It ball,iea^ la ahared throughout tha '^mplra, that nana of tha former German.ii.eliaaaalona ovaraaaa be raiiored to many. ' . ,Ger- The crops in the Lothbrldge diatvlot have recorded wonderful growtii in tlie past week, in the secliouB which liKvn recDivod rain. For the mos^ part tho district has received two good rains in the past ten days and tho very warm weather which has followed has brought tUo grain on iti splendid shape. Heiiig well rooted, tho grbwtli hua been particularly good, and aonw ot Dio now wheat is nearly a foot ahovo ground. Tho district south ot Warner,.and Bouio sections of tho Foremost lino, iis well as oast of Bow Island, have received very llttlo if any rain within the iiast week, thd rain which fell nrouud LethbrJdgo iiot reaching that far. Korth oC tha Itetlaw brancli there ,U also need of rniit, but In all these dis'-Irlcts the crops will flourish If rain comes within the next week. The Aldersyde line boasts tho mostheaUliy iQuking crops.- i'lj;,.',�, Th^ Vollowiug reiiovts have beoji re colved,' �  ��! '- TABER Tuber. Juno 11.-Tho rain ot last .wook and I lie iiot weather iiuvu brought I lie grain or' cent. Th��.,fur uothtng has suffered for inolature, taking the district from ,(Cuutluued (roiu Paso 4). Ilarliln, Wednesday, June 5.- fAs-suciatod I'ress.)-.'Vlthougli il has been reported that General Semenoff. commander uf the forces operating in Siberia, is hourly in o:{peclation ot Japanese troops lo support him, there is no cnnflrniation that these troops actually are on tlie way. 11 has been learned, liowover, that strong recommendations have been made by the diplomatic corps for the immediate intervention of the Japanese in the face of the growing German menace. Tlieso recommendations have been forwarded to Washington and the governments of �tho respective diplomats. Tlio friction between General llorvath, military commander at Harbin and Genaval Semenoff has been decided, Semenott having agreed to recopnizo the former's autliorityi Semenoff, however, will have a free hand in military altairu in Irans-Ual-Icalia. The fourth traiuload or General Or-lotf's contingent departed today to support General Kolmalcoff's expedition^ against Nlkolsk. Wlicl. seemingly lends color tu General Seiiienoff's aunouncemont of expected Japanese support is an order issued by Hid railway authorities prohibiting freight shipments between Itarbin and Chang-Cliung tor eight days. Tliere are also rumors tljnt the railway has received instructions to prepare for tlie early transportation of a litrge foroo from Chang-Chung. Reports of Japanese military movements are officially denied but it is admitted that definite 'iipor^atlons by China and Japan, with allied co-operation, are imminent. Public opinion ge'herally welcomes the' idea ot intervention, recognizing the necessity which throws the burden on Japan. Expressions ot regret have been hoard, however, that American troops win not take part in tlio intervention, as tho greatest confidence Is reposed in them. A MILLION DOLUm WOOL CLIP IN S. ALTA. THIS SEASON Shearing in Full Swing-sign it to National Co. -Con- OVER 100,000 y.s. V/ashlngton, June 10-More than 700,000 American aoldlera have been sent to France, Secret-ary Baker said today in a speech to French "Blue OavllB" who came to the United States to aid In the third Liberty Loan campalgiKMr. Baker's latt official announce, ment two weeks ago aaid that more than hnif a mllll^ had gone ovaraeas. Alcmliers of tlip Soulhcrn Alhorta �\\'ool Growers" As.soclation will this year sliear some :^25.000 sheep, according ( ENEMV LIMITATIONS. Tiio lOcho De Paris sa,ys that Generals l^'pcU and Petaiu know the enemy's limitations-how far he can go and beyond ^'hich positions he can not advance further, while Lematin argues that an of-tonstve conducted at such a price cannot be long continued. Premiei Clometiceau conferred with several of tlie generals at tho front yesterday and brmigiit buck with liim, It is declared, very reassuring news on the sit-uutlon. Tho information Avhich he gatliei'cd confirmed the report of tho enormous losiies being suffered by the Germans. LAVISH USE OF , : MEN AUD GUNS, � i Paris, Juno 11.-Through Oi* lavish use of inen and hialerlal the Germans sought all dtvy Monday to widen the gains of Sundfiy in tho centre of tho Mont l)ldier-Noyon sector. The total result was a slight advanco^ on tho left centre, which nowhere excuedod tt mile in depth. The primary object of the present German operations i� to reduce the salient left standing between lite gains made in lUo March and May otfouBivea. Until that is dffoctetl he cannot proceed with his plan for a march -on Paris. Doth tho stronuoua and, on the whole, erteclivo v%> sistance of the French and the furious efforts ot tile Germans are explained by the fact that an enemy succoss would involve tho retirement ot the French forces de-I'onding the lino botwooii tho Aisne and tho Marne, threaten both flanks with envelopment and, open to the Germans ,the main road to Paris from Compelgne, VlUers-Cotterets and Chateau Thierry,  ' \ THE WEATHER Low.............., Foracaat-Not M Witrnv 84 7 00773181 ;