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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald VOUJMIi JUNK 1918 NTMBKH 158 AUSTRIAN DRIVE IS NOW CHECKED THE ITALIANS TURNED DEFEAT INTO A GREAT VICTORY Much Vaunted Austrian Drive Against Italians is Checked at The Outset tongTalked of Austrian Offensive Has Been Started But Is Brought to Halt at Almost Every Point by Italian and British Whose Resistance is Tendcioust AUSTRIAN DRIVE RESULT OF CRISIS AT IS BELIEF BITTER STRUGGLE BUT AUSTRIANS Italian Headquarters in June their to cross the Piave iu great force Saturday the Austrians had tlie city of Treviso as their In getting across the Piave the Austrians paid a tremendous price before the machine gun fire the Italian defenders on tho western Counter attacks by Ualian infantry and heavy Italian artillery fire have forced the enemy to retire from most of his gains along the An order found the pockets of prisoners was to the effect that the Auslrians were to bo at south of on Saturday x TENACIOUS RESISTANCE June in an Said that Italian roops were tenaciously resisting the AustroHungarlan troops in their new offensive in ftorthern Italy and by repeated counter attacks there wore strongly holding the The he was most bitter on tho eastcjjn slopes of Montello and to the west of Sandona De AUSTRIANS DRIVEN BACK With the Haliau June Austrian troops which forced the Piave river have been driven The fighting along the river is most FROM ASIAGO TO THE SEA June Austrians began a great offensivetoday on Ihc front from the Asiapo Plateau to the The Italians resisting mag Premier Orlando said the Austrians failed to even the preliminary results which usually followeda crushing ATTACK ON BRITISH FRONT June heavy bombardment byAustrian gums opened along the front from the sea followed by as saults throughout the divisions attacked On the rightthe attack the enemy losing the the rnemy penetrated the British front line on a twentyfive hundred yards front to a depth of one thousand yards where the enemy firmly far a repulse which might be turn ed into a The Matin declares the present battle is an unquestioned success tor the because the Aus trians appear to have Almost all the newspapers in sist that furious political conse quences in AustriaHungary will follow a check to the Austrian of WILL END June outcome of the Austrian offensive Is view ed eveh confident by the newspapers This view is based on the stout resist ance of thu allied defensive and the failure of the make anything like a big success iu his first it is admitted that some days must pass before the results of such a great battle can be correct ly and the conviction is firmly expressed In several quar ters that it will end in failure for the says the Daily on the first day of these at tacks as conducted on the mod erti German plan has hitherto been fatal as In the case of Vimy Ridge and in the present case the fact of failure hardly can be The newspaper cites the ion of tho correspondent on the that no enemt offensive up to this time has begun so bad and adds Them Is strong ground for be lieving that an onemy failure is The opinion is expressed by several papers that there is a di rect connection between the ini tintion of the offensive and inter nal conditions in A GAMBLERS The Daily Express describes It us i gamblers the most desperate that the war has while the Times declares it IB a desperate attempt to keep the waning spirits of such elements of the population that ifllll re main faithful to the established institutions of the Aimrollungar Tho Dally Mall andothers think that an Austrian failure will havo serious internal German hands generally are seen behind the The Dally News lieves that it it BO offensive im posed by Germany on an ally which long ceased to have any part in the struggle and which is sinking to of internal disintegration and TENSE EXPECTANCY June army was prepared fpr the trian and there iu confi dence that it will lie able to break the force of the the country there IS June situation on the Italian front iu Its entirety seems reassur says a semiofficial note is sued It is added that the great battle broke out Sat urday has but Although having a strength of sixty divis ions the enemy attacking forces iiave not succeeded in passing the Ualian advanced area at any Austrian pressure coutinues vio lent along the entire The vnoniy is concentrating most powerful and fierce attacks as tride the Brenta and across the and it is still possible for the lighting line to flow backward and ARE June itlavas Agen reports from the Italian front are encouraging and the newspapers believe the enemy will bo The Da Par 3 says the Austrians suf Ukraine on Eye Revolt June dis patch reaching the state depart ment from Stockholm quotes report from Petrograd saying the whole of the Ukraine is on the eve of a revolt against EXCHlflOOfl June exchange of prisoners of war be tween Franoe and Germany in ac cordance with the recent Berne agreement Special trains carrying from 600 to 1000 prisoners are moving in each di ty EXCHEQUER COURT of the court in Western Canada have been ur ranged an follows September li Calgary temher 17 Senlem her 20 September 23 September and October V POLITICAL STRIKE IN GERMAN CITYj June politi cal been arranged for today at Nuremburg as a protest against the reduced bread rations and the postponement and ham pering of Prussian suffrage reform according to reports received The Berliner Tageblatt says that the Social Democratic party and the united trade unions of Nur emburg have issued a warning against a BREATHES June Special Cable to Toronto Mail and Paris Breathes easier once The city has heard the good tid ings that the enemy is being that the bars are definitely up on the NoyonMont Didier weeks is given by some authori ties as the least time in which the Germans can have their offen sive going This announcement is made with great assurance by the best quali fied spokesmen on military mat Maurice who gleans Information from the best sourc es declares concerning the Ger man drive on Paris it is finish They will commence it In six perhaps in two Meanwhile we willlook else Regarding the latter affirmation there is also unanimity of opinion that the enemy is out of breath and somewhat weakened by blood FAMILY AFFAIR OF Continued on page four Socialist Member of Reichstag Makes Remarks About Wai June scene was caused in the reichslag Saturday by Socialist ac cording to the Cologne he de clared border states have become a golgotha where He bleaching the bones of the best in the who havo been slaughtered by the misled German An followed this declaration and Deputy Conn was called to but continued The entire war has become a family affair of the Ho It is possible that we may finally remain the only warriors In and the Entente will have to but Europe will have come a continent of beggars and we shall all suffer tho consequences of such a General Von Prussian minis ter of war and in reply assert ed It Is not one family in this coun try that ifi waging but the Ger man under tho Is wag ing war for its Acnorlng to another account of tho several Independent Socialists shouted when Colin declsrod that people were being slaughtered by the misled German Members of the centre and Conservative parties thereupon iteft the it is mum WILL BE SAYS Kaiser Vaunts Himself Again As Gods Agent to Con quer the MILITARISM WILL BE MAD EMPEROR BOASTS June Prussian militarism will bring victory to Ger says Emperor William in reply to a telegram of congratulations on the anniversary of his from Chancellor Von The em peror declares that he lends the most capable people on and ex presses the hope that tlie German people will strength to bear their sufferings and telegram reads I express thanks and kind wishes to your excellency and the state ministry on the anniversary of the day on thirty years aga I ascended the When I cele brated my 25year jubilee as ruler I was with spferinl to point out that I been able to do my work as a prince of The Lords Burden Since then trte picture has Kor nearly four forc ed to it by our we have been engaged In the hardest struggle His tory has laid heavy but f carry it in the consciousness of our good with confidence in our our sword and our and in the reason that 1 have the good for tune to stand at the head of the most people on Just as our arms under strong leadership have proved themselves so also will the exerting all itsi strength bear with strong will the sufferings and privations which just now are keenly Thus I have this day midst my armies and it me to the depths of my yet filled with the most profound gratitude to Gods Militarism Will Win I know that Prussian so much abused by our my forefathers mid I in a spirit of order and ence have has given Ger manys sword nml the German nation strength to triumph and that victory will bring a peaco which will guaran tee tlfe German It will then be my sacred as well as that of the with all our power to see to the haulintr of the wounds caused by the war and to secure a happy future for tho In most faithful recognition of the work hitherto I rely ou your proved strength and the help of HOUSING SCHEME IN GREAT BRITAIN June report re ceived here from Ca nadian trade indicates that the British government is pro pounding a scheme to build at least three hundred thousand hou ses under state and municipal aid aa soon As conditions are favor This prospective demand for building doors and window says should be closely followed by Canadian Forced to Resign Because of Dissatisfaction Over the Rumanian Peace June Via Am Hadoslavoff has tendered the resignation of the cab inet and King Ferdinand has accepted The ministers were requested by the king to retain their portfolios un til a new cabinet is Tlie downfall Premier Radosla probably is due to the feeling in Bulgaria that he did not make the most of his opportunities in the nego tiations during which peace was forc ed on and Roumania com pelled to give up the Many Bulgarians have it is re that the Dobrudja should have been given outright to There also been dissatisfaction over whe ther the Central powers should back up Bulgarias territorial claims in Ma coalition cabinet of Premier who is the Liberal lea came intoof ice several years be fore war and has been retained since with only a1 few minor Italians Turned Austrian Drive into Defeat and Took 3000 in Struggle Will GO EASY June young man numod Olds Bowlsliy was drowned in the reservoir near town Saturday wuilo bathing with a party com Heliad been working on the farm of and came here trom High Papers found on him showed that his home was iu Coroner Humph ries of Lethbridge decided it a case of accidental and the remains were turned over to Under taker OBrleii for ATTEMPTING DAYLIGHT RAID ON BRITAIN Jurist airplane crossed the Kentish coast of England soon after noon It was chased back to sea by British antiaircraft the state and Go bless our land DRAGNET OUT FOR DRAFT AGE Must Show Papers or Be Arrest Than Two Dozen Taken Up Men apparently in Class 1 under the Military Service Auti will do well to curry papershereafter for the Dominion police are on the job in force and are taking up all those who cannot give a reason for not being in Since tlm first of the explained a member of the Dominion police to the Herald they had exercised great warning men they thought were in Class But on Saturday tho clamps went and on Saturday 5 men were taken be fore Pennyttuher and Inspector Chaney at the Mounted Police bar Of these 22 were fined and costs and and costs for failing to have their One man was absent without leave and was handed ovar to the military authorities as were also two other men who had failed to Today up till noon 11 men bad been caught In the drag ten of whom were the othoibeing handed over to the mili tary police for having failed to regis Says Japan Must Aid Allies to Overcome the Teuton Domination J June Toronto Mail and Empire a Japanese dealing with the question of intervention In says additional resources can the allies muster Prompt action by tho Japanese army alone can save Eng France and Tho al lies will soon request the Interven tion of who now stands like an archer with bow The answer must be exists vain if it ib not now used to win the game which divides the Japan must call uphalf a million two million or tiiree if and ad vance to the or until the arain German army is encounter We will go as far us is necessary to check the Germans We fear no difficulties and will shrink from no realizing that IVQ allies must win or succumb to T u touic WeilKnown Figure in West Dies at Hot Arkansas THE WEATHER Mlah 81 Uw Forecast Local 41 June Colonel died yesterday at ilcrt after an Illness of some Colonel MacDonell was born in Marys In At the a fife of he worked on railway cinstruction in the lake Superior vi Some years later he came to British Columbia and engaged in ranching and and later In en gineering and Ho was identified with construction of railways all over Western Colonel who has been active iu the was one of the first to for overseas service when the war He was decorat ed and pfomoted while serving in France the First He returned to Canada in July last year and had spent several mouths in Hot for wedlciii TILLAfTERllVEST June it stated that an official announcement soon will be Issued by government dealing with the calling out of men engaged in agricultural pur It Is understood that it will contain the assurance that while the need for Mrinforcfmenta must be met tvfry will be taken to have the enforcement of the Military Service Act press as light ly upon the farmers as at least until after the completion of I As announced young men of the who were atked to on June will riot be called out before au The position of the far mers recently has been engaging the attention of the cabinet coun LOCAL ON WESf FRONT June raid was carried 6ut laat night east of Arras by the British who took a few It is announc ed The statement fol lows We carried out a successful raid last night east of Arras and captured a few A raid attempted by the enemy yester day morning in the neighborhood of For a short period during the night the enemys artillery heav ily bombarded positions north west of Elsewhere only normal activity was IMPROVE June French troops improved their positions north and northwest of Haute between the Olac and the In local operation early One hundred prisoners and some machine guns were says the official state ment issued German at tacks were repulsed in the Cav ieres Wood and in the The statement reads Between the Olse and the Alsne the French succeeded in out early today a local operation which re sulted in Improvement of French positions north and north west of Haute Brayel The French took one hundred prisoners and captured several machine guhsV In tho Caviers WodU and in the Vosges our troops repulsed en emy surprise There Is nothing to report from the rust of the HAVE TO STEAL THEIR fi Austrian Nurses Threaten To Close Hospitals if Pood Not Forthcoming June Cross nur ses attached to the hospital at Kirch endorff have informed the Austrian military authorities the hospital will be closed unless nurses are given adequate according to re printed in Austrian newspapers and forwarded trow Amsterdam by the Exchange Teltgranh The it is have been obliged to gjteal the rations intended for their patients in order to Some of them were caught und iui prisanod tor these The mili have First Days Offensive of trians Was Disastrous for PRISONERS WERE TAKEN BY ITALIAN FORCES June enemys bombardment at the aliening of the was frustrat ed by the formidable fire from the Italian artillery which destroyed lines and shelters and made full hits on massed troops as well as drenched his battle emplacements with When me enemy infan try advanced into the front line zones they found that resistance had been prepared for by the Ital ian machine guns and had to meet a counter attack from the Italian supporting This resulted In the loss of a great part of the advantage he had gained and ho left prisoners and machine guni iu the hands of the Successfully This is wiiat happened to the Austrians along the whole front of the of Ceguna an advanced group of British had been and rounded by the resist cd until a counter attack troed them andat tiiesfibe time captur two hundred South the French recap tured a strong point and took 185 From ltd Montefencra the fourth army comV pletely regained its advanced sitions on Asolone Solan ole and Porte di wheW the enemy had made slight pro i 3000 Altogether thousand pri including 89 Were taken by the Italians and their allies in the first day of the strug gle which was to have been a great success for the but which resulted in a dismal A storming detachment tools Colonel with 250 prjson ors in ten The prison ers include J5 Altogeth er between the Brenta and the Do prisoners were South of Montello the en emy crossed the Iiave with siderable forces but is being grad ually pushed toward the river by the Italian On the low er Piave the enemypassed tha river between Candelu and Zen son in the region of Uolia Dl i The advance was Im mediately checked and the enemy driven back by a counter attack to the bank of the One thousand five hundred and forty five including a two majors fortytwo other officers were made prison er by the third Gigantic June offlctaj dispatch from Rome dated oclock last says the battle ou the Italian front will assume gigantic the Austrians ing to break down the Italian de It adds that the battle will last several days before a decision is At Italian headquarters satisfaction Is felt over the part played by tlm army in holding the Austrian severity pt the fighting oA Monte Grappa may be understood from the fact that the Ualian artil lery fired seventy thousand shells In twelve Claim Via June number of Italian and allied prisoners captured by the AuutroUuiiKurlnu forces in their now offensive on tho northern Italian front have been in creased to the Austro1luiiBiir lan official statement issued today Austrian Losses June troopt who had as their objectives on the British front the range of hills inclu ding Clma VI Pau and Cevel telegraphs Reuters correspond ent at were much discomfited before reaching the Bri tish wire In front of the Cesuna positions the Austrians suffered heavily from the BrltUh gun fire and alao were caught by their own artillery fire which fired The AustroHungarlan the correspondent are being reckoned in while tttwe Qf Uie British are very ;