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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 13, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLLMF- XF. LKTIIBI\ID('.K, ALBERTA, IllCiiSDAY, .IIM', 1918 Ni:\lBKl\ 155 HUN EFFORTS GAINING THEM LITTLE GROUND CANADIANS IN "FINER HGHTPG FEHLE THAN EVER-CURRIE Germans Make a Slight Gain^ But Advantage Is . Still With French Forces French Hold Advanlageous Gun Positions - Germans Keep Up the Struggle in Vain. BRITISH IMPROVE THEIR LINES IN A BRISK RAID ON HUNS l/omlon. June Kl.-(HrillsU Ad-fiilnilty por Wlreloss Proas-Tlin military rorrespondont of the Hrftlsh wirclosH sfirvlcic, writes from tlie front tliiil yesterday was a (lay of siioopssns for llm aJllc.s. In tlif! actual battle area the Kroiipli, by a counter atiai'l; between Mery and Antheuil. drove the enemy baeU nearly two /miles on a front of fivi- miles. lausInK him fiirther severe losses and ca))-ttiriuK one thousand prisoner.-;. Immediately ' soulli of .N'oyon. the Frencli evacuated (ho sallenl. around the Carleponl in order that tliey might Hiove in lhclrov,-ji accord lo ratify their line. They adniiiilslered a rijbuff lo the enemy, who attenii)led to advance j'.ad drove him back lo I lie hlnh Bround U'jar the Gise River. I'ariber north, in the .\miens F.crtor bet\Toen the ir'onune and , the .\u(.rG Ulvers, the Australians once more advanced (lieir lines at '.he .Alorlancourl sector. , Sonlli of tlio Oiwcq River anil norllnvp.sl of ^ ('bateau Thierry, the American lroni)� have car-, rIeU out a successful operation, taking Uelleau Wood with more than three hundred prisoners. � Paris. .Inne IK.-French troop.s i Inst nlRht struck a heavy blow Hgdiiist the (Jormnn forces which have been advancinp; on the easi-ern .v.ins of the new front of at-tflck. The war office announced today that the French has burled back the enemy to the norlli bank of the .Matz River. Violent combats continue between I lie Aisno River and the X'illers-C.'pttoretK Forest. The Germans have progressed a.s far a-s the ravine" east of \a\-bnrsine. north of Cu;r\. 'VJUNTINUt ADVANCE \T SEVERE COST. I.ondon. .lane 1.;.-The Germans. Qt severe cost, continue to push down the ilatz Valley, where an abundant supply of small v,oods afford maximum protection for l''rcnch macbiuo guns and artillery, says Renter.s cor-lespondent at French lieadquar-. ttrs. telegraphing Wednesday. Fnrllier west, the Frencli have pursued their progress on the .Mery Plateau and have pushed the enemy off the eastern slojio into tlio valley. "This position," the corresnond-enl adds, "on which the enemy believed himself fairly citablish-ed forty-eight hours ago, was of gre.at Importance to Ills advance on the centre as it overlooks the .\latz Valley and eonimands llio junction of the main roads be-I ween Mont Didler and Beau-vraiges, through which tlie enemy troops and snpulies for Iho irout in the river valley must pa.ss. The French thu& have taken an obcevvntion post overlooking the 'jerman centre, which already jiual have become a .source ol �'irnvo embarrassment to llio en-oiiiy." 6RITISH CARRY OUT SUCCESSFUL RAID. l.,oudon, J'uno 111.-"A auccesa-fitl daylight raid was^carrled out by n8 yoatorday soiitheaHt of Arrtt�," says the war office report. "Heavy casualties wore inflicted on the enemy. One hostile trench mortar was brought back to our linos and two others were destroyed. During the night local' operations wore under, taken by its BiiccossfuUy sonth-wosl of 'MfirrlK and oa'tit of Ultikfc-biiscliu Lake," VIOLENT ATTACK ON AMERICAN SECTOR, Pai'ls, June Vi.-The Germans last night nij^do a violent attack on the .\morican sector between Houroaclios and 13elleau Wood, on the Marnn frpnt. The Amei'icnns broke up tho attack and Inflicted tserious losses on the enemy, - lioldlnf,#all the gains which they iiad made. After violent t'igUtIng the eu-oniy ol^tulned a foothold In Cooti-vi'e,'3 aud St. Pierre llniglo.' FRENCH HAD BEST OF DAY-3 FIGHTING. F'urla. June i;!.--TlierB was plenty oC fighting ycstenliiy but It did not. affect tho gunurul alt-nation. AB.tho (iernutna are fight-Ipg against time thla result" la u it.liUuet iiulu lu Uie d^fcuM). .' The Germana. IL Isitrue, made slight progress on their left toward l^,ompiegne, from whicli, at -Mcilcoi), they are now only .seven miles away, but.so did the French on the other wing in the region of Jlery. As I be nature of tho ground around .Mery provides the French v.lth excellent gun positions be-lilnd liilis fro'.n which they can pound ut short range the road by which all supplies niu.st puss lo the (iorman .centre in the atlacic toward Coiuiilegne, tho French can claim an advantage on the d'jy'.s operations, for they also slopped the German effort south of the Alsiie against the toresi east of V'lllQra-Cottcrets. BRITISH ADVANCED THEIR LINES I..ond6n, June 13.-British troops last night advanced liielr lines a short distance on the Flanders from in the district southeast of .Moris, the War Office announced today. The French on this front also improved tbolr poailioua near the ItUine Vrood. Pri.soncrs wove taken in both operations. VIOLENT RESISTANCE OF THE FRENCH Paris. June 13.-Tlio attack-southwe.^t. of Solssoim, on the front between the Ai,sne and tho  .Mariie. has been brukon by the violent rosistance of the French, says a Ilavas correspondent telegraphing fi'om the front. The (jpuniy, lie saya. baa made progress wlikh' is absolutely insignificant at a price of heavy losses. In addition, be points ont, the German . advance has been hold up for several'day.^,..ana the.morare of the ' Gernjuu -trotjps is 'suffering ctia3pquenc�. .' TALI FEAT Great Heroism of French Feat of Italian Destroyers Lauded by Writers-Equal t-j Big Naval Victory, They Say. rtomc. .iuno i;!.-"The splendid exploit on the Dalmatian coast is ctiuiv-alont to a grnat naval licfory." .say.s the Idea Xazionale, commenting on (he aohiovenient of Conimand-.M- Riz/.o, The nev,Kpaper believes thai tho two Austrian battleships torpedoed by the iwo torpedo boats under his command, wore lost. Coinniander lU/.'.o � Is the same officer who enterod the port of Trieste and torpedoed the Austrian battleshlii Wien on Docembcr 9, lan. "This time," 'says the newspaper, "some of the largest sliip.s of the Aiis-i Irian fleet at Poln from which they had never issneil since tho beginiiing of the war, but wh\H\ is now considor-i od unsafe ii,fter the aiidaidous exploit i ol Commander PoUigvini, who suc-i ceeded in entering that harbor und torpedoing a dreadnonglit. The squadron, profiting by a moonless night, was trying perhajiH to reach Scbenico I or (^attara, but could not escape the clo.sc wfitch of Rizzo, who was thus revenged for the famous plots, by which, al Iho beginning of the \ortion of trench system was adequately wired, � ' i � s-iill engaged in evacuating material and supplies when, 'our iutanlry had dug ill beside thfiiu," Several Sentenced to .Tail - Ar-1 rests .Are Being Made , , - �Evfery Day Says Allies Already Admitting Heavy Defeat at Hands of Germans Aniaterdani, June 1".-Speaking In the relchatag yesterday General Von Stein snld: "The ground for these suc.-easeK was prepared by tho mighty blows dealt the British army lii the h.ai'.i of Ar-mentieroa and before Mout ^'emmel Only by throwing In Ii"rench reserves on the Somme and in Inlanders was tho enemy able to natch tit Ihe torn Hrltish front. The, French divisions tied up ill support of the Briti.sh army were naturally laclcing on the Cliomin Ohs names and the esliausted Brltlsn divlslona put in at this point could not long withstand tlie weight of the German attack. With unexampled rapidity, exceeding even that of the advance on tho Italian front., tlio bi'h-vloua autumn, tho attack was carrieil-victoriously across the Al,sne to -Marne," Belittle Americans. Gnnorui Von SlPl^u said that tnc number niid strongtll of the American iroops np to tho jii-eaout waa far below what reports spread by the (!ii-tepto had led Germany lo expect, "I'lio operations In I''iHland had led to tho llberatioii of that Country, In wlilch we hope In the future to find a loyal and reliable triend,'.' coutln-iied \'on Stein, "On � the . eastern frotil, ill iho I'kraine iiojiotlutions are proceeding with a view to fixing the lluo of demarcation. Local flKhting with hostile hands flarea up from time to timo on the frontier. In,the Interior, however, the path iu paved for peaceful development. In Palestine. i "Iu Pnloslino, renewed Bflflali at-taclia across tho cd before tho brav Toronto. June l:!.-The Telegram's Belfast correspondent cables today; "Yesterday at Dundruin, Tipperary, etgiit Sinn l^elnera. charged with illegally drilling at Cappawliile, Hollow-head, Tipperary, were sentenced to from two to four months' iniprison-jnienl. Bight Sinn F^iners at Tunn, I Gahvay. 'Were sentenced to from fourteen days to two months for similar offenses. Traynor and Mooney. officers of the Avooa Sinn I'"'Gin Club, are under arrest for illegal drilling. Sara-uoi OT'^ahertj*, head of the t)onegnI Sinn Feiners, was arrested yesterday at Strabane and brought to Dublin. Arrests are now madi' daily. Last night some Sinn Feiners were deported from Dublin to EiigUinO. THE WEATHER High ........................ Low ........................ Fonecast-Moderately ^ warm. 83 S8 PARKLAi PASTOR S BIG DUTIES 3 'Fighting liaison" is Now Chaplain at Whitby Military Hospital Toronto, June \'-'.-Sidney Lambert, pnslor or Ihe Methodist church at Parkland. Alia., the "fighting parson," the first combatant minister of tho Canadian army to fight in the trenches and who lost his leg at St. fJloi, has been appointed chaplain at Whitby military hoapltiil, with the rank of captain. Rev. I^ambcrl left his churdi in November. liH.'r. and wpnt with the men of his congregation'with the fiOtb Calgary Battalion overseas. An explosive bullet .-iluUtered his log. Attitude of Manufacturers Ridiculous, Says Dunning Roglna. June HI.-Objections werol Uiat point, hut provont it going consid- Another Big War Credit London, June 13,-Ip the house of commons next Tuesday Andrew Bonar Law, chancellor of the exchequer^ is expected to move a war appropriation of five hundred million pounds sterling, making the total appropriations since the beginning of the war �7,342,000,000, HON ATTEMPT TO Try to Lay Blame of Sinking Dutch Hospital Ship at-. Her Door ^ LNJ.iP. Ott.awu, June 13,-Colonel I'orrj', commissioner of tho R. N, W. M. P., who recently resigned as bead of the famous force as a protest against the government's inability to send the police to France as a unit, has recon-.sidered his resignation. Tie has been in Ottawa during 't,bc past few weeks consulting with the authorities and has decided lo remain as conimis-slonor until' the "return from England of Hon. N. W. llo\VolI, who Is head of the department. Amsterdam, June l.l.-An apparently Inspired official statement is published in Wednesday's edition of the Cologne GazQtte. a copy' of, which has been received here, which seeks to make Great Britain responsible tor the sinking of the hospital ship Kon-igeu Regentos. it cites a report that British naval forces, including a monitor with a captive balloon, cruised around hospital ships in the neighborhood of the disaster. The statement concludes as follows: "The only one who c"an have any interest in troubling the relattoiia he-tween Holland and Germany is Great Britain." British Deny It. London, June i a.--With refetence to the statement iu the Cologne Qftz-etto coucerning the Konigon Regentes. the secretary of the British admiralty .states that no British naval forces of any description were in the nelghbor-liood of the vessel when she was sunk, or at any time during the passage of the hospital ship. WHYlElfiSH tijcimade by lion. Charles Dunning, minist-' or of tliK treasury tor Saskatchewan, and director of production on the Canada Food Board, at aomo of tho statementH made during yesterday's session of llio Canadian/JWanufaclur-or's Association, when asked whether there was any possibility of a conference lielng held by representatives of tho farmers and eastern manutiictur-ors, Tho suggestion was made by R. Parsons, president of tho Manufacturers' AsKoclallon. Had No Results Mr. DuniilRn stated Ihnt such a conference was held in 131-1 and that it did not roRUlt in any apimrent benefits, He also roacntod tho statement credited to Senator Nichols of Toronto, in which the senator \VaB reported as saying that whtcel wall and ntlting the pItlKeno, tb up-iiokl the valorous aoldiors; imitating them liy srfovV.'.no inflcvlble v;ill, a calm luSrt .and a clear wjJnd. ......v'li �.' Asked regarding the statement of Senator Xlcliois respecting tho cost of producing a' bushrl of wiir.nt and hia implication that the act price of ?2.21 was a monsuro of protection to farmers, Jfr. Dunning said; This |3 another of those ridiculpug erfibly higher. In fnc prices than .>:;.21 provi market of supply and demand before tho price was fi.xod at that figure. Need the Automobiles "Another stalemon't is the one .in reference to the automohllua registered in Saskatchewan as an indication of groat wealth. Senator iSfichols stat-, ed that the nnmbor of automobiles in Saskatchewan was greater in prppor-,] tion to population tlian in Ontario or Quebec, it would bo equally correct to say wo have more farm wagons in Suskatchowan in proportion to popuKT-tion than nrp in Qneiiec and Ontario; and the automobile In this country of! groat dlGlutiGeB and necessity tor rapid ; transit Is Just as Important an impio-' mout of production as the farm wagon. \ ,_ riivin * xT>.-mKT*i The senator, like most plutocrats, does! AUL llMDANtibKINt. New York, June 13.-In a victorious race.with a thunderstorm, Lieut. .Culver yesterday broke the air post record between Philadelphia and Now York. He left PhilaclBlphla at 2,30 p.m. and arrived at Belmont Park forty-two minutes later, flyirig at the rate of 147 miles an hour. At Trenton tho flyer overtook a thunder-otorin moving In the same direction. Passing th.rouoh It, he beat the rain l^ntb vPclm'ont Park by half an lioiir.'.' Foch Has His Reasons-British May Be Facinf^ Large Forces of Enemy not understand tho automobile except as a vehicle o' pleasure. Here In the west in Iho war It is an iratilGinpnt Which ban a very considerable' beudng ou tho work of food production. Income Taxes "Another absolutely ridiculous stato-inont.was made in I'ofaren:" to prutita atifi inconia taxes. Any f-Mv--..;)- coming within the provisions ol the income tax is liable, it the farmer does not pay Btatementa. which merely eniphaaizea, an incu.ne tax it is because his in- the ignornnce of raanu acturera in general in reference to agriculturo, 1 would !Uiggo'!t that Senator Nlqhoh coma cut here to tho west undt-r present condlllims and try to raise and miirlu-t wheat at l\0 cent.;. coiiieia not sufficiently iargo to come ;.,______ RUSSIAN PEACE Anistrcdam, Jpne 13.-"If the Czeoho-Slovak troops v/hlch fought In the Russian army are permitted to leave Russia with arms and jojn the iintente forces, Ru33'a will "endanger hor dearly-bought pcapu," says the Nord Deutsche Allgomin Zoltung, Tho number of tbetis troops Is astimated, the newspaper saya, to be 150,000.  � Paris, June 13,-Gustav Herve, in Ills newspaper La Viotoire, undertakes to answer the iiuestion, which ho says reaches him from many readers, why  should the I'omaluder o� the western front be iuactivo while the Germans are making the greatest pfforta and why Bhouhl not the British make a strong attack which would relievo the pressure on tUo French? The editor points' 'OUt- that General l�'och, as genoralissltno disposcil of all the allietf armies. BriliBli, American, French, Italian, Betsinfi and Portuguese, If lie does not move tiJO Bi'it-lah forces, it is contended, it may bo hocause tlioro are still heavy concentrations of Gorman reserves before the British front and that,the front must bo held solidly, Oenevai Foch may also feel able .wttli the' French reserves to defeat the menace toward I'arla, "Our generallesimoi'' concludes tlia editor, "knows too well the vital Ira-pcrtance aud ocon(uui(.'al strengtb ot the capital to leave lt.;to the mercy of any uulortuoate chance."' Must Make Germans Utterly Sick of War, Befoie They Will Quit, Says General Currie CANADIAN TROOPS " ARE READY FOR ANY FIGHTING TO COMB London. June -At a dinner given' by Sir Kdward Kemp, Canadian minister of militia overseaa, in honor nC Premier Borden and his colleague.t; and many generals on leave from tha front. General Currie made a remarkable Impression In a fine speech. "When wo fir.st came to Kngland,' declared General (Currie, "we wer(� not regarded as the finest soldiers in the wo'dd. We had many things unjustly said about us. with the conae-quence that Canadians went to Francei determined to prove tor their own, sake and Canada's sake that Canadians were fil to take their place beside (lie veteran .soldiers of the British army. I want to deny, however, that t'anadian soldiers or overseas* soldiers have been placed deliberately 111 the holiest iiart ot the line, but will say the temper ot Canadian soldiers Is that there Is no position they aro asked to take that Uiey will not take. Fine Fighting Fettle. �T never know the Canadian corp,l lo be in finer fighting fettle than now. The situation in l'>ance is serious; there is no use hiding It. 1 believe, the truth has been hidden too-long. The German has struck four' mighty , blows with auccess and it is .iust a question of how many blows wc can afford to endure. Kill Boches, Only Way. ''*f�er8onally, i think that the great factor is that if we stop to tight,the Boche we can .kill a .?iifficient nuin-, her that will make him sick. 1 believe this is the temper animating the whole army and 1 know we shall never take such a delight in killing him as when we next meet him. it come.s lo a question of who can stand killing the longest, t^ahadiaus in France are now morq efficient than ever. Wo could not be in that position unless wo were backed up by General Turner and the etaft iu England. Thero is a feeling of cooperation which never existed hefore, and. better than the laison we have between Franco and England and Canada, it is (or our fighting forces." Sir Edward Kemp, in proposing the health of Premier Borden, said the ministers in Ottawa aometiraes displayed a misconception of what is going on here and in France. The stafC in England, however, were mos.t desirous that every inquiry should bo made as to what was done here. 1-io was three thousand miles from his base and it was sometimes difficult for him to photograph in the minds of. hi.s colleagues in Ottawa tli'e' exact circumstances which ruled matters iiii iSngland and France. Borden Replies. ' Sir Robert Borden replying, said amid laughter, there were limes when the minister in Ottawa would be very glad to be three thousand miles away. "There are men in the Canadian government todtay," continued Sir Robert, "who had been strong political opponents for many years, 1 have been associated with them mora than eight montlia now, and I trutlifuUy say sinco the new government was formed there has not beea any other purpose or intention tiiao a desire to do their duty to their country and to', you who are fightingr.'" Provincial Premier*. Ivord Beaverbrooli proposed^.y th� health of Premiers Stewart of Alber.-ta, Martin ot Saskatchewan and Nbi> rls of. .Manitoba, within the nroviaions of the tax, Tho. �farmers of Wofitorn Canada do not do-1 ' '> : > * ' : siro til avoid Ia.v�tion of any character '>  (or govenimcn:, pmiposos hut thoy do ? �  CAtiK CLEARINGS. oi),'i:iet to.payiii!?' t.Txi.'m in'lli;) 'onn of --- "An lo the fixed price oCS2.21 being pr'otoatlvn tariff", v.'hlch gy iiuich more > 'I'his il iiiniLsuro of protection to Ihi! (ar-hera.: lai'teaiy Into the Dockets of protected ? l^ast evpi'v niie kntnvR nint thn ivliio .'.vas aflt, niaauCnOtui'css .thaU" Into the. Feiioral > : '  T.ol iu order to l.ccn ihe i.m'Uir un; fb^-^^rpr.fjitvy," ' o ^ ; : ; week yc.Tr ,,,.,......$iiS�,S3-l ........... TiU.ilSr, ? ; ? ? : : :< SOCIALIST GIVEN V POST IN REICHSTAG Atnsterdifm, June 13.-Frleder-Ich Ebert, German .Soeialiet'leader and vice-president Of (he Social Demobratlc party, has been . etecti2d president of the niain committee of the relph(it�o.' ADVANCE, UKRAINE Commence Movement Eastward - Ukrainian Protest To Berlin Lonao\i, June 13.-The Germans in^ the Ukraine began a now ijioveniont. eastward on June 10, according to a Russian government wlralesa dispatch. Foreign Minister Tchitchiu has instructed Ambassador Joffe at Berlin to complain about tti^ inovemeut, which la on a wldfh of 100 vorsta ou the Valulki-Sepultovka station (rout, south or Aioscow. It is charged that tho movement is in violation of the line ut demarcation agrcsed upon %y the German goveriimenV-The Oar-  mans aro asked to rotlte;,^tUeU;0)il posit Joas." ' .��-:<'�' 11 ;