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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME 1018 NUMBKK 155 HUN EFFORTS GAINING THEM LITTLE GROUND AMAhlANS IN FINER FIGHTING FETTLE THAN EVERCURRIE Germans Make a Slight But Advantage Is Still With French Forces O FYench Hold Advantageous Gun Positions Germans Keep Op the Struggle in BRITISH IMPROVE THEIR LINES IN A BRISK RAID ON HUNS June Ad fAilralty per Wireless military correspondent of the British wireless service writes from the front that yesterday was of successes for the In the actual battle area the by a counter attack be tween Mery and drove Hie enemy bnck nearly on n front of five causing him further severe losses and cap turing one thousand Immediately south of the French evacuated the around the Carlppont in order that tliey might move in their own accord to ratify their They administered a rebuff to Uie en who attempted to advance iinii drove him back to MIR high ground near the Oise Farther in the Amiens sector between the Sommc and the Aricre the Australian oure move advanced their lines at the Morlancourt South of the River and northwest of v the American Troops have car ried out a successful takingBelleau Wood with mope than three hundred troops i last struck a heavy against the German forces which have been advancing on the east ern of the front at The war office announced today that the French has hurl ed buck the enemy to the north bank of the combats continue bc twenn the Aisno Kiver and iho YillersyotteretH The Germans have progressed as far as the ravine east of Ia north of TiUNTINUt ADVANCE v SEVERE June Ger at severe continue to push down the Matz where an abundant supply or small woods afford maximum pro tection for French machine guns and says Reuters cor respondent at French headquar telegraphing Further the French have pursued their progress on the Mery Plateau and have pushed the enemy off the eastern slope into the This the corresoond cnt on which the enemy believed himself fairly establish ed fortyeight hours was of groat to his advance on the centreas it overlooks the Matz Valley and commands the junction of the main roads be tween Didier and Beau through which tlio en omy troops and supnjies for the front in the river valley must The French thus have taken an observation post overlooking the Merman which already have become a source of embarrassment to the en BRITISH CARRY OUT SUCCESSFUL June success ful daylight raid out by us yesterday southeast of says the war office re Heavy casualties wore inflicted on the One hos tile trench mortar was brought hack to our lines and two others were During be night local operations were under taken by us sitccosafully south wost of Ferris and euiit of DIOke bundle VIOLENT ATTACK ON AMERICAN June Hermans last niglit made a violent attack on the American sector between Houresches and I3elleau on I lie Murnu The Americans broke up the attack and Inflicted tsarlous losses on the hoiaiiifjkll the gains which they liad made After violent fighting tho en omy obtained a foutliold in Uoeu vrea and Pierre FRENCH HAD BEST OF DAYS Juno was plenty of fighting yesterday but It did not affect ihu gunurul sit As tho JermiuiH are fight ing against tlniH this resultii n The it made slight progress on their left to ward from at they aro now only seven miles did the French on the other wing in the region of As the nature of the ground around Mery provides the French with excellent gun positions be hind hilis from which they can pound at short range the road by which all supplies must pass to the Ctorman in the attack toward the French claim an advantage on the days for they also stopped the German effort south of the Aisne against the forest east of BRITISH ADVANCED THEIR LINES June troops last night advanced their lines a short distance on the Flanders front in the district southeast of the War Office announced Tho French on this front also improved their p6sltious near the Kidse Prisoners wore taken in both VIOLENT RESISTANCE OF THE FRENCH June attack of on the front between the Aisne and the has been broken by the violent of the says a Havaa correspondent tele graphing from the The lie saynas niade progress wiilch is absolutely insignificant at a price of heavy In ad he the German advance haa beeri held up for days of the German is z in ITftllAN FEAT Feat of Italian Destroyers Lauded by t j Big Naval They June splendid ex ploit on the Dalmatian coast is equiv alent to a great naval the Idea commenting 01 the achievement of Commands Rizzo The newspaper believes that the two Austrian battleships torpedoed by the two torpedo boats under his command were Commander Rizzo is the same officer who entered the port o Trieste and torpedoed the Austria battleship Wien on December 1917 This says the newspaper some of the largest ships of the Aus trian fleet at Pola from which the had never issued since the beginning of the but which is now consldoi ed unsafe otter the audacious exploi ot Commander who sue In entering harbor un torpedoing a The squad profiting by a moonless was trying perhaps to reach Sebenico or but could not escape the close watch of who was thus revenged for the famous plotsu by ul the beginning of the the enemy succeeded in blowing up the Italian battleships Benedetto Brin and Leonardo Great Heroism of French With the French Army In June Associated defense of Courcel on the left winsi of the battle by the French against re peated day and night from June 9 June makes a wonderflfl stpry of The which is most important owing to its commantimtj was for fortyeight hours almost surrounded by the enemy but the French held and when a fav orable opportunity came counter repulsing the Germans from the The Germans tried every poss ible rute as well as force to take the The growing crops on the fertile land in the vicinity were also of considerable trouble to the defenders as the Germans could creep through them until reached the edfle of the vll The enemy also their helmets with clumps of grass and weeds and crawled slowly They could shake the determination of the French to retain possession of the The spirit of the offensive was so high among the allied troops that they continued their ad vance on the left today despite the fatigue they had undergone since the beginning of Another batch of several hundred German prisoners was brought in together with numerous machine Kill Is Only Way To Win SaysCurrie Canadians in Fine Trim Canadian Corps Aided In He Defence of Amiens June Canadian rail way construction bMialion took part in the defense of Amiens as part of General Careys famou ac cording to an official summary cov ering the work of the railway troops received by the militia department In this sixteen Lewis gun teamswere organized and the portion of tho front alloted to them by General Carey was held un til they were reljevnl four days later by an Anzac The report further states that dur ing the first of owing to the enemy offensive in the Somme re a certain of railway battailous were temporarily with drawn from railway work and were When Reorganize the southern front became temporarily It became nee essary to reorganize the lines of com Old front broac STARVING STATE Though Attacking on People at Home are Sheer Skeletons A new programme was i accordingly laid down and there are at present certain railway troops en gaged upon the construction of new broad gauge The report states In the southern sector many of our light railway systems had to be aban doned as the result of the enemy of fensive which was launched April Everything possible was done to maintain and keep open the lines to the last minutefor the passage of am and at the same time empoyed Vn the construction of rear I lu salvage and remove to the rear all i defense Numerous strong points light railway construction and machtoe gun emplacements were In one one of our companies was constructed and a considerable portion of trench system A was adequately still engaged in evacuating material and supplies infantry had dug in June Havas although attacking on the western is says the Kcho De An article appearing in the Berlin Arbeiter Zeitung relates the details of six children starving to death in an orphangae at The orphanage was found to have been ransacked by its starv ing and physicians who vis ited the place found several of the children sheer Franz a widely known writing in the Dayerischer eitnng of warns the Ger lans that the coming weeks will be arder than any that have passed and rofesses to foresee a paral sis in the supply of HUNlEiflO BLAME STEiNHASft LIES FOR REOS1AG Says Allies Already Admitting Heavy Defeat at Hands of Germans June in the rolcbstag yesterday General Vou Stein said The ground for these sue jesses was prepared by the mighty blows dealt the British army in the hatila of Ar mentieres and before Mont Kemnel Only by throwing In French reserves on the Somme and in Flanders wus the enemy able to natch uv the torn Hritish The French divisions tied up in support of tho British army were naturally lacking on the Chemin Des names and the exhausted Hrltsn divisions put in at this point could not long withstand the weight of the German With unexampled ra exceedins even that of the ad vance on the Italian the DIH vious the attack was carried victoriously across the Alsne to the Belittle General Von Stetyi said that tnc Several Sentenced to Jail Ar rests Being Made Day June Telegrams Belfast correspondent cables today Yesterday at eight Sinn charged with Illeg ally drilling at Hollow were sentenced to from two to four months imprison Eight Sinn at were sentenced to from four teen days to two months for similar Trayuor and offic ers of the Avoca Sinn Fein are under arrest for illegal Sam uel head of the Donegal Sinn was arrested yesterday at Strabane and brought to Ar rests are now made Last night some Sinn Feiners were deported from Dublin to GEISBIG THE WEATHER High Low 83 58 Fighting Parson is Now Chap lain at Whitby Military Hospital Juno pastor of thn church at the fighting par the first combatant minister of tho Canadian army to fight in the trenches and who his leg at has been appointed chaplain at Wliltby military with the rank of Lambert left his church in and with tho men of his congregation with the TiOth Calgary Battalion Au ex plosive bullet shattered his Another Big War Credit June the house of commons next Tuesday An drew Bonar chancellor of the is expected to move a warappropriation of five hundred million pounds making the total appropriations since the beginning of the war Attitude of Manufacturers Says Dunning and treaBUry director of production on tho Canada Food at somu of thej yesterdays I were that but prevent it going consld erably In much higher prices than prevailed on the market of supply and demand before tho price was fixed at that made during yesterdays J Need the Automobiles jiumber and strengthof the American ges8jon of the Canadian jManufaclur1 Another statement is the troops up to the present wan far bej ers when asked jo automobilus register low what reports spread by the any possibility of a in QaafcnUhcwnii as an indication tepto had led Germany to The operations in Finland had led to the liberation of that in which we hope In the future to find PERRY Try to Lay of Sinking Dutch Hospital Ship at Her Door June Colonel Perry commissioner of the who recently resigned as head of the famous force as u protest against the governments inability to send the police to France as a has recon sidered his He has been in Ottawa during past few weeks consulting with the authorities and has decided to remain as commis sioner until the return from England of who is head of the RACED BROKE AIR RECORD t appar ently inspired official statement is published in Wednesdays edition of he Cologne a copy has been received which seeks to make Groat Britain responsible for the sinking of the hospital ship Kon igen It cites a report that British naval including a mon itor with a captive cruised around hospital ships in the neighbor hood of the The statement concludes as follows The only one who can have any interest in troubling the relations be tween Holland and Germany is Great British Deny June i reference to the statement in the Cologne Oaz ette concerning the Konigen the secretary of the British admiralty states that no British naval forces of any description were in the neighbor hood of the vessel when she was or at any time during the pass age of the hospital Foch Has His May Be Facing Large Forces of Enemy a loyal and reliable contin ued Von On the eastern in the Ukraine nortotiutlons are proceeding with a view to fixing the line of Local fighting once being held by representatives of the farmers and eastern manufactur Tho suggestion was made by president of tho Manufact urers Had No Results Mr Dunnign stated that such a con ference was held in 1914 and that it did not result in any apparent with hostile bands flares up from time I He also resented tha statement cred ftl to lime on the inter the path la paved for peaceful In t lu renewed Brllish at tacks across tho have cpllaps the province indicated considerable ed before tho bravery of the German j and his reference to tho fixed and Turkish In of for the British have been unable fully to Asked regarding of great Senator Nichols ed that tinnumber of automobiles in Saskatchewan was greater in tjion to population than in Ontario or It would hu equally correct to say we have more farm wagons ti Saskatchewan in proportion to populaj MOD than are in Queliec and Ontario I the automobile in this country of anil necessity for rapid ited to Senator Nichols of in is important an impln which the senator was reported as j t ot as the farm I mcui i produi saying that could he raised in TUc like most does Saskatchewan at a cost of SO cents not thn automobile except and that the number of Is j ng a Here in the west in the war it is an imnlonipntj which hat a very considerable beuulng on the work of food I retain their initial APPEAL TO SUPPORT THE FRENCH SOLDIERS the statement of Senator Nichols respecting the cost of producing a busli of and his I implication that thu set price of j was a measure of protection to farm June Havas Aq ency published an appeal by the Left Republican to tin French proclaiming the certainty that the German armies will be broken syainst wall and aiding tha cltlrenp to up hold the vsloroui Imitat ing them by showing inflexible a calm luhrt and a cltar ia another or those ridiculous Income Taxes Another absolutely ridiculous state ment was made in to coming the income aud incoma Any within the provisions ot is If the farmer does not pay j which merely an tax it is because his in the ignorance of in come ia not sufficiently iarge to come in reference to 11 within the provisions of the Tno would iiuggeu that Senator Nichoh j farmers of Western Canada do not de coma lit heia to the west imdir preu1 slrn U ovoid taxation of any character cut conilitUnis try to raltc I for punpoaea but tliev do marUt at ccnr I obeet tt in tin nf I An lo the fixed beiim which K much move i measure of protection to the Into lu of protected Knowsliit tV i vice iinmuftaetuiuii thn inly lie rot ill to lccn Hie un to New Jitne a vic torious a yesterday broke the air post record between Philadel phia and New He left Philadelphia at and ar rived at Belmont Park fortytwo minutes flying at the rate of 147 miles an At Tren ton the flyer overtook a thunder storm moyina the same direc Passing throiiQh he beat the rain Into Park by half an ARE ENDANGERING RUSSIAN PEACE June the Czechoslovak troops which fought In the Russian army are permitted to leave Russia with arms and join the Entente will endanger her dsarly boMght says ths Nord Deutsche Allgemin The number of then troops is the newspaper to be This Lust DANK week June in tils newspaper La under takes to answer the which he says reaches him from many read why should the remainder of the western front be inactive while the Germans are making tho greatest efforts and why should not the Brit ish make a strong attack which would relievo the pressure on the French The editor points out that General as generalissimo of all the Belgian and Portu If bo does not move the Brit ish it is it may be bocause thero are still heavy concen trations of Gorman reserves before the British front and front must be held General Foch may also feel able with the French reserves to defeat the inenuce toward i Our concludes the knows too well toe viUI tra pcrtance and economical strength of the capital to leave the meruy of any unfortunate SOCIALIST GIVENU POST IN REICHSTAG ich German Socialist Itad cr and of fil ial Democratic elected of the main committee of the Must Make Germans Utterly Sick of Before They Will Says General Currie CANADIAN TROOPS ARE READY FOR ANY FIGHTING TO COMB June a dinner given by Sir Edward Canadian min ister of militia in honor of Premier Borden and his and many generals on leave from tha General Currie made a markable impression in a fine When we first came to declared General we werai not regarded as the soldiers in the had many things un justly said about with the conse quence that Canadians went to Franca determined to prove for their sake and Canadas sake that Cana dians were fit to take their place side the veteran soldiers ot the Bri tish I want to that Canadian soldiers or soldiers have been placed deliberately in the hottest part ot the but will say the temper of Canadian soldiers Is that there is no position they are asked to take that they will not Fine Fighting I never knew the Canadian to be in finer fighting fettle than The situation in France is ser ious there is no use hiding I be the truth has been hidden too The German has struck four with success and it Is just a question of how many can afford to Kill Only s I think that the great factor is ihat if we stop to Boehe we can a sufficient her that will make him 1 be lieve this is the temper the whole army and I know we shall never ake such a delight in killing him as when we next meet It comes o a question of who can stand killing he Canadians in France are low more efficient than We could not be in that position unless ive were backed up by General Tur ner and the etaff in There s a feeling of cooperation which nev er existed better than he laison we have between France and England and it is foe our fighting Sir Edward in proposing the health of Premier said the ministers in Ottawa sometimes dis played a misconception of what is go ing on here and in The staff in were de sirous that every inquiry should be made as to what was done He was three thousand miles from base and it was sometimes difficult for him to photograph In the minds his colleagues in Ottawa the exact circumstances which rulqd matters im England and Borden Sir Robert Borden said amid there were times when tho minister in Ottawa would be very glad to be three thousand There are men In the Canadian government continued Sir who had been strong politi cal opponents for many I have been associated with them mora than eight months and I can truthfully say sineo the new govern ment was there has not been any other purpose or intention than a desire to do their duty to their coun try and to1you who are Provincial Lord Beaverbrook proposed health of Premiers Stewart of Martin of Saskatchewan and ris Commence Movement East ward Ukrainian Protest To Berlin June The Germans In the Ukraine began a new movement eastward on June according to a Russian government wireless dls Minister Tchitchin has structed Ambassador Joffe at Berlin to complain about tfi which Is on a width of 100 verata Pfli Hie ValuikiSepukovka station south of U is charged the movement is in violation of the line of demarcation agreed upon by the German government The maiis aro asked to retire their ;