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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 17, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta J VOLIJMK Xf. LKTimMDGV:, ALBI^IITA, MONDAY. JINK 17, 1918 MMBKR 158 AUSTRIAN DRIVE IS NOW CHECKED THE ITALIANS TURNED DEFEAT INTO A GREAT VICTORY Much Vaunted Austrian Drive Against POLITICAL STRIKE IN GERMAN CITY Checked at The Outset Long-Talked of Austrian Offensive Hgs Been Started But h Brought to Halt at Almost Every Point by Italian and British Forcies, Whose Resistance Is Tenacious. AUSTRIAN DRIVE RESULT OF CRISIS AT HOME, IS BELIEF; BITTER STRUGGLE ENSUES, BUT AUSTRIANS REPULSED U;illan llnaiUiiiiirtorK in Ttaly, June (Associated Press.)~In tlU'ir attfinujt to cidsk the Piav� lu great force Saturday the Austrians had tlio city or Treviso aa llioir objective. In getting acrosR the Piave the AuHtriana paid a troMinudous price bellore the machine guu fire o� the It;ilian defenders on the western banli. Counter attacks liy Italian infantry and heavy Italian artillery fire have forced the enemy to retire from moiit of his gains along the Viavo. An order found iq the pockets of prisoners was lo the effect that the Austriana were to bo at Preganizol, south of Treviso, ou Saturday night. TENACIOUS RESISTANCE Home. .lune iT.-Premier Orlando, in an interview. Said that Italian troops were tenaciously resisting the Austro-Hungarian troops in their now offensive in ?;orthern Italy and by icpoateil counter attacks there were strongly holding llic enemy. The slruggle, he added, was most l)itler on the eastctn slopes of Montollo and lo the west ot Sandona De riuve, AUSTRIANS DRIVEN BACK With the Italian Army, Sunday. June 10.-(Aasocialod Press.)- Austrian troops which forced the Piave river have been driven iiack. The fighting along the river is most intense. FROM ASIAGO TO THE SEA Home, Juno IC. - The .Austrians l)egan a great offensive today on the front from the Asiago Plateau lo the s'en. The Italians resisting mng-nlfieoiitly. Premier Orlando said the Austrians failed to uchlev^ even l,he lirellniinnry results which usually followed a crushing offensive. ATTACK ON BRITISH FRONT London, -.lune IC--A heavy bombardment by Austrian guns opened along the entire, front from the sea Adige, followed by inta,nti'y'assaults throughout the day. Pour Austrians divisions attacked the British. On the right the attack tailed, the enemy losing heavilj'. On the left the neniy penetrated the Uritisli front line on a twenty-five hundred yards front to a depth of one thousand yards where the enemy wene firmly .*ield. Amsterdam. June 16.-A political Btrike"~has been arranncd for today at Nuremburg a� a protsst against the reduced bread rations-and the postponement and hampering of Prussian suffrage reform according to reports received here. The Berliner Tageblatt says that the Social Democratic party and the united trade unions of Nuremburg have issued a warning against a strike. HOUSING SCHEME IN GREAT BRITAIN IS REASSURING Rome, Sunday, June lO.-The , fiiluation on the Italian front in lis onllvely seeuia very reassuring. Bays a scmi-otlii-ial note issued tuniglit. It is added Unit the great battle whiclv broke out Sat-Mrday has but begun. .Mtliougli having a strength of sixty divis-tons llie enemy attacking forces : > ? ,e ini-tialion of the offensive and Internal conditions In Austrla-l-lungary. A GAMBLER'S THROW. The Daily fixprdsa deacribes it as a gambler's throw, the most desperate that the war iihs seen, while the Times declares ''It is a desperate attempt to koe^i Up the waning si)irUs of such olbmfcn'ls' of the population that sllU. roV main faitlitul to the osliibllshed Inalltutlons of llie Austrcirlluugar-ian,^lalo." The Daily Mall and'others think thai an Austrian failure W'lll have serious Internal effects, German hands generally are seen behind the move. The Dally News ""be^ lieves that It li an ottehsive "Imposed by German)' op an, ally which long ceased to have any ' part in the struggle arid which Is sinking to a* condltlou of Iplernal' disintegration and ijospalr."- TEN8E EXPECTANCY . Rome, June 16,-^Tlie .Italian army was prepared . for the Avis-, trlnn attack, amlthfel'o lii co'nH-donco that It will lib able to break the tojce of Ihfi bl�w. i'liroughout Ihe .country there (Continued on,page tourj � ARIS BREATHES EASIER NOW; THE ENEMY STOPPED Paris, June 17__(Special Cable to Toronto Mail and Empire.)- Paris breathes easier once more. The city has heard the good tidings that the enemy is being held, that the bars are definitely up on the Noyon-Mont Didier front. .Six weeks is given by some authorities as the least time in which the Germans can have their offensive going again. This announcement is made with great assurance by the best qualified spokesmen on military matters. Maurice Barres, who gleans Information from the bept sources declares concerning the German drive on Paris "it is finished. They will commence it In six weeks, perhaps in two months. Meanwhile we will look elsewhere." Regarding the latter affirmation there is also unanimity of opinion that the enemy is out of breath and somewhat weakened by bloodletting. Kalscr Vaunts Himself Again As God's Agent to Conquer the Word. PRUSSIAN MILITARISM WILL BE VICTORIOUS, MAD EMPEROR BOASTS Ottawa, June 17.-A report received here from J. M. Ray, Canadian trade commissioner, Manchester, England, indicates that the British government is propounding a scheme to build at least three hundred thousand houses under state and municipal aid as soon as conditions are favorable. "This prospective demand for building timber, doors and window sashes," says Mr. Ray, "should be closely followed by Canadian manufacturers," FAiLYAFFAIR OF HOHENZOLLERNS -~-- . s Socialist Member of Reichstag Makes Krank^ Remarks About the. War Amsterdam. June IT.-scene waa i:ausod in the roichslag Saturday by Dr. Cohn, Socialist member, when, according lo the Cologne Gazette, Ue declared: . "Tl\p border stales have become n golgolha where Ito bleaching the bones ot the best in the land, who have been slaughtered by the misled Gorman soldiers." An uproar followed this declaration and Deputy Cohn was called to order, but Uo�continued: "The entire war has become a family affair ot the Ho-honzotlerns. It is possible that we may ilnaliy remain the only warriors in Europe, and the Knlenle will have to submil. but Europe will have .become u continent of beggars and we shall all suffer the consequ6ncos of such a peace." General Von Stein. Prussian minis-tor of war and state, in reply ussert-od: ' "It is not one family in this country that is waging war, but the German Ijeopl?, under tlio Kaiser, la waging war tor its existence," Accorlng lo another account of the debate, several Independent Socialists shouted: "Ueggars, murderers," when Cohn declared "that people wore being slaugiitorcd by the misled Gersnan soldier.s," Members of the centre and Conservative parties thereupon Ifeft the chamber, it Is reported. Amsterdam, June Ifi. - Prussian militarism will bring victory to Germany, says Emperor William in reply to a telegram of congraluiations on the anniversary ot his incession. from Chancellor Von Hertlin.^^ The emperor declares that he leads "the most capable people on eanli." and expresses the hope that Uic German people will have slrengih to hear their kufferings and privations. .The telegram reads: "I express cordial tlumUs and kind wishes to your exeoliency and the htate ministry on the .ninivorsury of the day on which thiny years uga I 'iscenrlod the throne. Wlicn I celebrated my 2u-year Jnliileo as ruler' I was able, with special gratitude, to point out that I had liccn 'able lo do my work as a prince of peace. The Lord's Burden "Since then the world picture has changed. For nearly four years, forced to it by our snemiijs, we have been engaged in the hardest sfTuggie history records. God, llie Lord, baa laid ,a heavy burden uprni my. shoulder.^, but I carry it in tlio consciousness of our good right, witli confidence in our ship, our sword and our strength, and in the reason that I have the good fortune to stand at the head of the most Capable, people on earth. Just as our arms undeir strong leadership have proved themselve.-; invincible, so also will the houielanci. exerting all its. I Blrength; bear wiili strong will the i Bufferings and jirivations which just now are keenly fell. "Thus I have .s|)ent. this day midst my armies and it moved me lo the denths of my heart, yet lllled with the most profound gratitude to God's' mercy. Militarism Will Win "I know that Prussian militarism, so much abused by our enemies,,which my forefathers and 1 in a spirit of dutifulness,' loyalty, order and obedience have nurtured, has given Germany's sword and the German luition strength to triumph and that victory bring a peace which will guarantee tlfe German life. . \ ^ "U will then be my sacred duty, as well as that of the slates, wirli all otu' power lo see to the heitin!; of the wounds caused by the war and lo Bocure a happy future 'for the nation. In most taillU'ul 'recognition of the v/ork hitherto performed, I rely ou your proved strength and the help ot the state ministry. Go bless our land and people.'-" GOVT. -SUFFERS DEFEAT I'orced to Resign Because of Dissatisfaction Over the Rumanian Peace Italians Turned Austrian Drive into Defeat and Took 3000.Prisoners in Struggle WILL GO EASY "� ~' ONTHEFARMERS ES anfia, Sunday, Juno IG.- I Via .Amsterdam.)-Premier lladoslavoff has tendered the resignation of the cabinet and King Kerdlnand has accepted It. Tlie ministers were requested by the king to retain their portfolios until a new cabinet is formed. The downfall of Premier Rndosla-voff. probably is due to the feeling in Bulgaria that he did not make the nio.-it of his opporfunities in the negotiations during which peace was forced on Roumania. and Roumania compelled lo give up the Dobrudja. .Many lJulgavians have felt, li is reported, that the Dobrudja should have been given outright to Bulgaria. There also has been dtssatigfaction over whether ihe Central powers should back up Bulgaria's territorial claims in .Macedonia. ' � The' coalition cabinet of Premier Rado.slavoff, who is the Liberal lea der. came into office several years be fore the war and has been retained since with only a t6w minor changes. JAP PAPEft URGES ^ Says Japan Must Aid Allies to - Overcome the Teuton Domination MEN DRAFT AGE Must Show Papers or Be Arrested-More Than Two Dozen Taken Up Kaymond, June 17.--A young -man named Olds Bnwishy was drowned in tlio reservoir near town Saturday while! bnlh^ig with n parly of. comrades. He^iiul been working on the farm ot J. J. Mangan, and came here from High Klvor. Papers found on him showed that his homo was In Clovftland, Mont. Coroner Humphries of Lethbridge decided it WM a oasH of accidental drowning, and the remains were tiu'ned over to Under taker O'Brlefi tor burial. J London. June 17.-(Toronto Mail and Empire t-uble)-The Yoruduu. a Japanese newspaper, dealing with the question ot intervention in Siberia, says: "Whnt additional" resources can the allies muster? Prompt action by tlio Japanese army alone can save England, Prance and humanity. 'I'ho allies will soon request the inli?/ven-tion of Japan, who now stands like an archer with bow bent, "The answer must be instantaneous, Japau"3 armj exists in, vain If it is not now used to win the game which divides tlie world, Japan mu.'^l call UP'halt a million men, two million or tlvree million, it necessary, aad advance to, the Urals, or beyond, until the nrain German urmy is encountered. "Wo will go as far i;s is necessary lo check the Germans effectively. We. fear no difllcnlt|eB and will shrink from no sacrifices, realizing that v.-q allies must win or succumb to T, i(-lonie doininatlon," ATTEMPTING DAYLIGHT ' RAID ON BRITAIN London, Jul* 17,-A German,, airplane crossed the Kentish coast . of England soon after noon today, It was chased back to sea by th� British anti-aircraft auna.; Men apparently in Class 1 under the Military Service well to carry their papers hereafter for the Dominion iiollce are on tlio job in forcp and are taking up nil those who cannot give a re.ison for not being In khaki. Since liie first of the .month, explained a lucmber of the Dominion police to the Herald today, thoy had exercised great leniency, warning men whoiii they thought were In tMass 1. But on Saturday the clamps went on, and on Saturday 'J") men wore taken before Supl. Ponnyfathoi- and Inspector Chaney at the .Mounted Police barracks. Ot these 22 were fined $5 and costs and $10-and costs tor fulling to have their certificates. One man was absent without leave and was handed ovei" to the military authorities as were also two other men who had failed to rpg)8tor. Today up tlUnoon U men,had-been caught in the (frag-net, ten of whom were fined, the other being handed over to the military police for having tailed to register. "BIG 1" M'OONNELL, RY. CONTRACTOR, DEAD Wcll-Knowh figure in West Dies at Hot Springs, Arkansas THE WEATHER ^ Hijiii . .r....................... �-ovi(.:....................... Forecast-Local showers 61 41 First Day's Offensive of Ausr. trians Was Disastrous for Themselves. Ottawa, June ^7.-n. is stated that an official annotinceinent soon will be Issued by the government dealing with the calling out of men engaged in agricultural pursuits. It is understood that it will contain the assurance that while the need for reinforcements must be met eypry care will be taken to have the enforcement of the Military Service Act press as lightly upon the farmers as possible, at least until after the completion of harvesting, ' As already, announced you'ng men of the 19-ye�rf class, who were asked to register, on June 1, will riot be called out befol'e autumn. The position of the farmers recently has been engaging the attention of the cabinet council. .' �--r-- Vancouver. June 17.-Lieut. Colonel .lames A. Macnonoll, U.S.O., died yeslorrtay at Htft Springs, Ark., after an Illness of some months. Lieut. Colonel MacDouell was horn in St. Mar>;8' Ontario, In I8G1. At the i\df) ot fifteen, he worked on railway cinistruotion in. the l^ko Superior vicinity. Some years later he came to Brilisi Columbia and engaged in vanchine and mining., and later in engineering and contructing. He was Identified with the construction of railways kll over Western Canada, . Colonel Macbonell,* who has been active in the mljitii, was one ot the first-to enlist., for overseas service when the war began. He was decorated ah(i. ;promote{l_ while serving lu Krance! wltlv the First Pioneers. He returned to Canada In July last year and haa spent BeVjOral months lu Hot Surli;�s: ;or uieiUciU Uealwent. 3,000 PRISONERS WERE TAKEN BY ITALIAN FORCES N LOCAL 0NWE8TFR0NT London. June 17.-i-V'. .suoccssful raid was carried out last night east of .^rras by the I3ritish who took a few prisoners, it is announced officially. The statement follows: "We carried out a successful raid last nighl east of Arras and captured a few prisoners. A raid attempted by the enemy yesterday morning lu the neighborhood ot Givenelij^was repulsed. "l'''or a short period during the night the enemy's artillery heavily bombarded po.^lilons northwest of Albert. Elsewhere only normal activity was reported.' IMPROVE POSITION. Paris. June 17.-The French troops Improved their positions north and northwest ot Hai'ute Braye, between the Oisc and the Alsne, In .a local opefatiou early today. One hundred prisoners and some machine guns were captured, .says the olfflclal statement Issued today. German attacks were repulsed In the Cav-ieres Wood and In the Voages. The statement I'eada; "Between the Olse and the Alsnc the Ifrencii succeeded in .carrying out early today a local operation which resulted In  improveni6nt ot the French positions north and nbrth-wesi ot Haute Braye! !The French toolc one hundred prisoners and captured several machine guhij.' "In the Cavlers Wood and In the Vosges our troops repulsed enemy surprise attacks', There Is nothing to report from the rost ot the front." . NURSES HAVE TO STEi Austrian "Nurses Threaten To Close Hospitals if Food ' Not Forthcoming London. June 17.^R6(1 Cross, nurses attached to the hospital at Kirch' endorff have informed .tlie Austrian military authorities 'that, the hospital will be closed unless: tt^enurgea are given adequate food, acicordlug.>io reports, printed in Austriian new^ipftpers and tovwardeil froia Amsterdam by the Exchange Telegraph . Company. The nurses, it Is adi^ed^ have been obliged to B,teal theratious intended tor their patients"~in'order to :llye. Some ot them were caught, and ho prlBiWoa lor these theft's, thenilll isrv iiuthnriliB^ Jiave Pt'pittJiioa.reUel. the firitisU are Very lUbt. Home. June IC,-The enemy's . bombardment al the upening ot the Austrian, .drive was frustrated by tlie formidable fire from the Italian aVllilery whicii destroyed lines and shelters and made full hits on massed troops as well as drenched his battle emplacements with gas. When me enemy infantry advanced into the front Kno zones they found that resistance liad been prepared for b.v the Italian machine guns and had lo meet a counter attack from the Italian supporting troops. This resulted In the loss ot a great part of the advantage ho had gained and ho left prisoners and machine guna in the hands of the Italians. Successfully Resisted, 'rhis is What happened to the Austrians along llie whole front ot the attack. North. ot Cesuna an advanced group of British which had been .passed and surrounded by the Austrians, resisted'iinill a CDunler attack freed theni aud al ihe'sSme time captured two hundred prisoners. South-.' iV6St..�t,_iS'eirnar, the French recaptured a'stnong point and took 185 prisoners.' From MoschIn . to Montefenera the fourth army com- \ pletely regained its advanced positions on Asolone Pertica, Solar* ole and Porto di Salton. where' the enemy had made slight pro i 30OO Prisoners. Altogether tliroe thousand prisoners, including SO officers, weru taken by the lialians and their allies in the first day ot the struggle which was to have been a great success for the Austrians, but which resulted in a disma! failure. .\ storming detachment took Colonel .Moschin with 250 prisoners in len minutes. The prisoners include J.i officers. Altogether between the Brenta and the Piave, D.'jit pri-'ioners were caplur- � ed. South of Montello the enemy crossed the I'iave with con- . slderable forces but is being gradually pushed toward the river by the Italian reaction. On the lower Piave the enemy- passed the river between Candelu and Xon-Bon loop, in the region of Dona DI Piave. f The 'advance was immediately checked and the enemy driven back by a counter attack lo the bank of the river. One thousand five hundred and forty-five prisoners. Including a cot- , onel, two majors ,'and forly-lwo other officers were made prisoner by the third army. Gigantic Proportions, WBshingtun, June 17.--An official dispatch from Home dated ILTia o'clock last night, says the battle ou the Italian front will assume gigantic ' proport:lons, the Austrians attempt-. Ing to break down the Italian de-tense. It adds that the battle will last: several days before a declaloa is reached. Satisfaction. At, Italian headquarters satisfaction Is felt over the part played by tlia army in holding the Austrian thrusts. Tiie, severity pt the tighUng oA .Monte Grappa may be understood from the tact that the Italian artillery fired seventy thousand sheila la twelve hours. Claim 12,000 Prisoners. Vienna, Via London, Juno 17.-Thp number of Italian and allied prisoners captui-ed by the Austro-Uungarlau forces in their now offensive oit the northern Italian front have been Increased to l'i,nOO, the Austro-Hungarian official statement issued today says, Austrian Losses Heavy. London, June 17.-Austrian troops who had as their objectives on the British front the range ot hills including Clma DI l^onto, Pau and Cevol-etto, telegraphs Reuter.'s correspondent at Italian headquarters, were much discomfited before reaching the British wire edlanglements. Ip front ot the Cesuna positlonB the Austriarts suffered heavily from ihe British gunfire and also were caught by their .own artillery fire whiuh fired short. � Th? .Austro-Hungarlan oasualtJes, the correspondent says, are belpg reckoned in thousands while those q( ?33640 5?90 373216 9046 ;