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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald VOLUMK II 1918 NUMBER ARE HURL WHOLE DIVISIONS TO Great German Drive Is Continuing With Increased Intensity Small Advances Y FER IN VAIN ATTEMPTS Principal Effort Against the in Brilliant Attack RECAPTURE VILLAGE AND REESTABLISH IN ATTACK June German drive between Mont Didier and Noyon continued unremittingly last says todays official re On their left the French of fered effective They recaptured the Village of The principal German effort Was directed against the Attacking with heavy the enemy drove bfeck the French aa far as the region of the Aronde but by a brilliant counter attack the French hurled back the enemy all along this fron arid reestablished their lines south of at south of Mar queglise and at On their right the French en gaged in violent combats with large forces concentrated by the who was able to gain The French withdrew their line to the west and south of FIGHTING OF THE SEVEREST KIND With the French Army in June the fighting tweon Mont Didier and situation tonight Is isfactory for the allies whose stub horn resistance and frequent coun ter attacks have cawed great con sternation to the Enemy losses under the direct fire of tho French artillery have been hor Every time the allies coun ter attack they find the ground covered with German Throughout the day the enemy threw his greatest pressure to ward the center of the allied line in an effort to gain as much ground as possible southward in the direction of Under tho powerful push of the contin ually reinforced enemy columns the allies were forced to give way a but they fought tenacious ly for every inch of the SMALL GARRISON HOLDING OUT epic struggle occurred in the vicinity of where the email garrison of dismounted alrymen possible may still hold oufc French soldiers who man aged to get through the German line late yesterday declared that before they left the Germans had delivered terrific assaults allof which had been repulsed with heavy losses for the Several smalt villages Including Belloy and changed hands a number of but this evening were in German At no moment is it poss ible to say positively that this latter place is occupied by the enemy or tho such is tho terrific nature of tho Ebbs and flows oc cur On the Belloy plateau fighting goes on continu ously for several man tackling man in single The artillery is engaged more actively than in any battle In a long The Germans have been able bring forward field guns in con siderably The French ar tillery fire fs most violent and very especially when turn ed against attacking enemy BRITISH ADVANCE THEIR June British last night carried out an opera tion in the region euat of Amiens by which their line south of Mor laiicourt was advanced half umile on a front of a mile and a tho war office announced Two hundred and thlrtythreo prl soners were Skilful June official state ment issued last night gives sum mary of the operations last week northwest of Chateau The operations on June ti in ad vancing our the statement gave us a view of the enemy which permitted us to exploit the Also iu the the American troops pushed forward toward Bus saires and Torey and continuing to clean up Beileuu Wood from local op advanced their line for more than a Finally Mae in evening some of our troops penetrated into Hour SETS FORTH THE ALBERTA Wounded severe John taken on strength at Victoria next of Hill Homer taken on strength at Alber ta next of Modos Russians Want Aid June ap peal to the United and the allies to tend an expeditionary force to Ruiila to repel the Ger man forwarded by the central of the cadet party in Ruttlft transmitted to the state department today by the It Is ask ed that the expedition if be put under international control to guarantee the riflhti of S OUT Elk River Rises to Danger Point Lumber Mill Closed Wilson Delivers Import ant Utterance to the Mexican Editors HAVE NO OTHER FEELING THAN THAT OF BROTHERHOOD fSneclttl tp the Herald June water in the Elk river here now stands at seven feet nine Inches above low water mark and is still A rise of about two feet has come down since the night before Tho Elk River Lumber company is closing down the mill at noon today owing to water ris ing to within a foot of in the boiler No serious damage to private property but the loss of logs and stoppage of work will be extensive the flood continues No damage to bridges has yet occurred but the danger point is just being ap The railway bridge across Bull River went out cut ting railway traffic over the Kootenay Central line for a few Say Conscription and Home Rule Should Not Be Mixed June TolegranVs Belfast correspondent says At the general assembly of the Irish Presby terian Church with Moderator Mc resolutions of the standing committeewere submit ted and passed to the effect that the war must be prosecuted until the safety and freedom of the world have been That conscription which the gov ernment had declared necessary to secure in be applied to That being solely a measure necessary for the defense of the hud no connection with the question of Home Rule and ought not to be mixed up with as it was certain that the granting of Home so fur as removing Nationalist opposition to conscription would only intensify and strengthen v June Wil son in his address to the Mexican newspaper editors in Washington last Friday expressed sincere friendship for His which printed in the morning newspapers here today follows in part I have never received a group of men who were more welcome than you because it has been one of my ilis tresses during my presidency that the Mexican people did not more thor oughly understand the attitude of the United States toward I think I can assure you that attitude is one of sincere The policy of my administration toward Mexico was in every point the principle that the inter nal of the affairs of Mex ico was none of our business that ve ha1 no right to interfere with or die tale to Mexico in any particular vvilh regard to her own When we sent troops into Mexico our sincere desire was nothing else than to assist you toget rid ofa man who was mak ing tho settlement of your affairs foi the time being We hac no desiue to uee our troops for aaj otnar purpose and I was in hopes thai by assisting in that way and there upon immediately withdrawing I migh giv9 substantial truth ofassurance that I had your governmcn through At the present time it distresses me to learn that certain influences which I assumepto tie German in their are trying to make a wrong 1m prassion throughout Mexico as to tho purpose of the United States but to give ni absolutely untrue account 01 things that Champion of Nations Wo are the champions of those nations which have not had the mli Utry standing which would enable thorn to compete with the stronges Actions In the world and I look for ward with pride to tho time wliich hopa will whoii we can give substantial not only thu do not want anything out of this war but that we would not anything out of it that it is absolutaly a case of disinterested AnJ i you will watch the attiiuda of our people you will see ihat nothing stirs them so deeply as the assurances tha this war so far as we nra concernet is for idealistic Somd time ago 1 proposed a sort of panAmerican I had perceived that one of the difficulties of our past relationships with Latin America was this The famous Mon roe Doctrine which was adopted with out your consent and without the eon sent of any of tho Central or SoviJh American We said We are going to be your big brother whether you want us to be or Wo did not ask whether it was agreeable to you that we should bo your big we said we are going to Now that is all very well as far as protecting you from the other side of the water was but there was nothing in it that protected you from aggres sion from us and I have repeatedly RESTORE Ottawa ctuncil of the Colonial hat with a to thu coming Inry UjrUI to wprtH in itrongtat tfrma which it btUtyM ia shared throughout the that none of the former overteai be to Ger ummmm City Assessor aclndidaiu for lUe of fice of CqmniiHsioner of Public MAYtBSEIilR Wilson IJrges Further Ef fort of Labor in Support War Germans Are Using Every Possible Effort in Their Push Towards Paris Lavishly Use Humans to Gain Goal Used Fifty Divisions First Attack June Mail and Accord ing to advices from the have thrown in upwards of two hundred thousand men in the two days The enemy knew when they openqd the attack that their task would be they sent into the fray only chosen which hud been specially trained for the It is estimated that they engaged approximately fifty divisions on the front line for Ihe first shock while behind ready to take the place of the exhausted there probably were a similar perhaps even Fbr Our Sailors Juno Wilson today telegraphed to the Am erican Federation of Labor and the Alliance of Labor mid now in session in urging re newed effmcts of labor in support of tlie The war can lost in America as weHas in fipUW and ill Considered or unjustified interrupt ions ofthe essential labor of the coun try may make it impossible to win said thepresidents telegram to Rob ert of the American alliance for labor and Huge Membership June With the preliminary details of the opening day disposed the delegates attending the annual convention of the American Federation of Labor here today got down to real business which probably will them in session for two The various Committees appointed yesterday be gan preparing repprts and recommen The federation now has a membership of more than according to ihe annual report of Frank During the last year members were There are local unions in the the report Already Wm Barclay The sailors and their depend ents are as much if not more in need of financial aid than per haps any other branch of the ser The sailors of the mer chant marine and the navy have been the bulwark of the empire in this war as never and they are deserving of our consid Send a donation to the JAPANESE FULLY IMPERIAL June Ottawa meet ing of the Imperial cabinet of 1918 commenced at noon to Premier LloydGeorge wel comed the delegates and after ward entertained them at lunch seen an uneasy feeling on the part of representatives of the states of Cen and South America that onr self appointed protection might oe for our benefit and our own interests and not the interests of our So I have said Common Guarantee Let us have a common that all of us will sign a declaration of protection and loyal Lot us agree that if any of the United States violates the political Independence or territorial integrity of any of the all the others will jump on The New Grain Has Had a Splendid Growth Past Week The crops In the Lethbridge district have recorded wonderful growth in the pust in the sections which havo received For the most part tho district has received two good rains in the pust ton days and the very warm weather which has follow ed lias brought thp grain on in splen did HaiiiK well the growth has been particularly and somo of tlio new wheat Is nearly ii foot above Tho district south of and HOUIU sect ions of tho us well as oust of Bow have received very little if any rain within the past thrf rain which fell around Lethbridgo not reaching that North of the Retlaw branch there Is also need of but in all these dis tricts the crops will flourish if rain comes within the next The Aldersyde line boasts tho most healthy looking Tht following reports Imvo ceived V I TABER rain of last week and Ihe hot weather huvo brought the grain on Thero are some splaudid looking crops iu this In fact all Hio fields are look ing and farinora anticipate Another rain which will give u further impetus toMhe ALBION RIPGE Albion June There was a good rain Wednesday night and part of Thursday Grain on summer fallow is looking Some of the grain was lute but now has a fine June is a very large area cropped in this district and tho increased acreage will be be tween 15 uutl 30 per nothing has suffered for taking the district from from Paso German Menace Grows in Far and Allies Intervention June sociated it has been reported that General com mander of the forces operating in Si is hourly in expectation of Jap anese troops to support there is no confirmation that these troops act ually are on the It has been that strong recom mendations have been made by the diplomatic corps for the immediate intervention of the Japanese in the face of the growing German These recommendations have been forwarded to Washington and the governments of respective dip The friction between Gen eral military commander at Harbin and General Semenoff has been Semenoff having agreed to recognize the formers will have a free hand iu military affaira in transBai The fourth trainload or General Or lofts contingent departed today to support General Kolinakoffs expedi against seeming ly lends color to General Semenoffs announcement of expected Japanese support is an order by the rail way authorities prohibiting freight shipments between Harbin and Chang Chung for eight There are also rumors tljat the railway has received instructions to prepare for the early transportation of a large force from Reports of Japanese military movements are officially de nied but it is admitted that definite operations by China and with allied are Public opinion generally welcomes the idea of recognizing the necessity which throws the burden on Expressions of regret have been that American troops will not take part in tho inter us the greatest gonfidenco is reposed in June than American have been sent to Secret ary Baker said today In a speech to French Blue Devils who tp the United States to aid in the third Liberty Loan Bakers official announce merit two ago said that more than half a million had gone L CLIP IN THIS SEASON Shearing in Full sign it to Nat ional Members of the Southern Alberta Wool Growers Association will this year shear some ac cording to a statement made tothe Herald this morning by Hill of the sheep and division of the Dominion Department of Tills is an increase ed by members of the same associa tion a year representing almost head or iJO per Great There has been a greatincrease in the number small bands throughout the south said while some of the larger owners have considerably increased their The increase is partly accounted for by the great number of Montana sheep imported last and partly by nat ural the fleckmasters hold ing over as many ewes as In Full Shearing is in full swing at the Conrad camp where sheep will be shorn this There are 24 shearers on the job at while at the Harvey camp on Chin Coulee 10 machine shears are busy shearing over 2000 head a Another big camp is to be established at Milk while Harvey will also have a plant there to shear another band of his own Many of the smaller bands are being shorn on the home Million Dollar Altogether the Southern Alberta Association will tills year produce about pounds of or nearly 50 per increase over the largest previous At Plncher Creek about pounds will be pro while at Brooks thero will be another large The local association members will draw close to for their wool this Just at present wool buyers are in a They cannot buy the wool Some effort is being made to have growers consign their but this is unsatisfactory as the guv eminent has ruled that all wool must bo offered the Canadian buyers before exportation to tho United States may lake However this phase of the wool situation la not troubling lo cal growers owing to tho fact that the government hasruled that Cana dian buyers must pay as high as the fixed price or the growers need not To National It is thought that most of the grow ers of this district will consign their wool tliia year to the national com pany at and that after it is offered there to the Canadian manu if they do not caro to buy the will be shipped to the Tlio fact that the army purchasers are looking to Can ada for cloth for uniforms may how ever have tho effect of creating a stronger demand in Canada for the wool The Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers are receiving very fair support iu Southern At Pin cher Creek the other day 30 members owning sheep subscribed over NO GERMAN June chief theatrical censor has warn ed the Canadian National Exhibition authorities against allowing the play ing of any German music at the exhi bition this censor aays that a number of clergymen have banned Mendelssohns wedding inarch churches Throw Division After Divisiori Into Battle But Fail of Any Big Advance RUTHLESS SLAUGHTER OF TROOPS IN VAIN ATTEMPTS AT GAINS June the advices from the battle front show that the enpmy Is putting forth every possible effort in his design to push toward throwing di vision after division Into the con So far he has in two days of fighting in carrying forward his line at the maximum point of at a distance of six In this ho lias been materially aided by a considerable number of which the French was at first unable to The enemy further succeeded in widening the point of hie wedge by bringing up two divisions oC the guards and two Bavarian divi sions borrowed from the army Crown Prince These troops captured the villages Matter and giv ing him a plateau behind he can mass partly shel tered from observation by the TERRIBLE WASTAGE 1 OF If the danger to the French is in losirig ground that is valuable aa room for the Ger mans imperil their lines by man wasfage The German army as a whole lias been engaged forthe last three months with slight facilities for The balance seems to be In favor of the The resistance that 16 being of fered by the French troops in this battle has not been surpassed for determination during the whole Thus one of dismounted cavalry at PJe it beat off fourteen German at and contributed largely to tlio hindrance of the In a summary of the Paris news paper comment on the the Havaa Agency refers to the small progress made the Germans in comparison with the price they had to Lepetit Journal ob serves that after an extremely costly day for them in the way of the Germans realized smaller gains than on the pre vious The divisions engag ed melted away as iu a it GENERALS KNOW V i ENEMY The Echo De Paris says that Generals Fpch and retain know the enemys far he can go and beyond posi tions lie can not advance while Lematln argues that an of fensive conducted at such a price cannot be long Premier Clenienceau conferred with several of the generals at the front yesterday and brought hack with it is very reassuring news on the The information which he gathered confirmed the report of the enormous losses being suf fered by the LAVISH USE OF MEN AUD U June lavish use of inen and material the Germans sought all Mon day to widen the gains of Sunday in the centre of the Mont Noyon The total result was a slight advance on the left which nowhere a mile iu The primary object of the pre sent German operations is to re dues the salient left standing be tween the gains mado in tlio March and May Un til that is effected he cannot pro ceed with his plan for a march on Uoth the on tlje effective sistunce of the French and the fur ious efforts of the Germans art explained by tho fact that an en emy success would involve the tlrement of the French forces de fending tile Una between the Aisne and tho both flanks with envelopment anil open to the Germans main road to Paris from VlllersCotterets and THE WEATHER High ;