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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 18, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LinilHRIOGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, .1UN1-: 18, HH8 N.UMHKn 150 AUSTRIANS EVERYWHERE STOP ENEMY THROW MILUON STRUGGLE AGAINST ITALIANS mm CAUSE us HE WR DEMAND DESTRUCTION OF ONE RHINE TOWN AS REPRISAL ON HUNS Geimans Must Win Over the Anglo-Saxons, Who are Slave-Makers, He Says GOVT. HAS GIVEN WISE COUNSELLORS IN HIN.DY. LUDENDORFF Aiustordnm,, .lunn IS.-The war i;-. iiol, .11 nintter of atratogtc campaign Ijiil a stniBBlo of two world views �wroslliug with ono anollicr. Emperor William declared Saturday at tlic cele-liratiou of tlie anniversary of his ac-I'.osslon to German main headquar-ters. ' Hither Clerman principles of right, frocdoni, honor and morality miiKt he nphoUl," he added, "or Anglo-Saxon principles with their idolatry of .Alam\^ioii must ho victorious." The Aiiglo-Sa.vons, ho as.^ertcd, aimed at waking the peoples of the world work as slaves tor the Anglo-Saxon ruling race and such a niatler could not he decided in days or we^ks, or even in a year. The enifioror emphasized the fact that from the first he had realized the (rials of war would be great. The first outbreak of enthusiasm hjid not deceived liim. Groat Britain's Intervention had meant a world struggle whether he desired It or not. lie said lic^ was thankful that Fle|d Marshal Von Hindcnbiirg and GenoT|il Luden-*lorff had been placed at Ills sid.ij aa counsellors. Drinking to the healtli of the army and its leaders, the emperor said. German Victory. "Th(* Gorman people and army indeed are now one and the same, and look up to you witli gratitude. Kvory man out there knows what he is tiglil-lug for, tho enemy himself admits that and in consequence wo shall gain victory-tho victory of the Gorman standpoint. That is what Is In question," London, June 18. - (Special Cable to Toronto Mail and Empire)-The British parliamentary air committee today at a meeting will demand that the government � take action to stimulate the production of aircraft in this country. They insist that the air ministry and minister of munitions attend the meeting and also demand as a reprisal for recent German air raids on Red Cross hospitals that the British air force completely destroy one Rhine town. CZE 1 J $0,000 mm PtlTOUlOFnGHT OPS Slop TRftEF 0 RUSS ClIIES J Czech-Slavo Troops Have Cut Siberian Ry. and Bioclied Volga Traffic ALL SOURCE OF SUPPLIES CUT OFF FROIVI CITIES NOW The Austrian Drive Has Been Stopped at All Points By the Italians, British and French; Losses and Few Gains for Austrians Huge Nil OF STE[L OLE AT COAST. On Order From Russia-Allied Authorities Notified of Situation French Counter Attacks Were Disastrous to German Plans For Reaching Compiegne Paris, June 18.-Eighty thous-.and Germans Were killed, wounded or made prisoner during the offensive between Mont Didler and Noyon, Captain Andre Tar-dieu, w*io accompanied Premier Clemenceau to the front on Sunday, told Marcel Hutin, editor of the Echo De Parit, upon his return to Paris. "This is a figure which should make even Ludendorff reflect," he said. ."One cannot insist enough on the exceptional import-anos of the results obtained by the counter attacks of .divisions under General Mangi^ against the righi'flank of General Von'Hut--, ier's armies," he continued. "This magnificent operation has nailed the epemy to the spot and completely checked the advance tC' ward Compiegne. German officers who were made prisoner do not attempt to hide their chargin at their Inability to reach Compiegne, which they admit was their objective. "Premier Clemenceau contented himself with remarking: 'I am completely satisfied.'" LY E!S "Nlontreal, Juno 18.~"A , veritablo tnountiiin of costly and rare steel nia-lerlula for which Canmla is looking every day in vain, aio lying idle on tlie docks and freight cars at Vancouver,"' said a Canadian war board ot-liciiil in an interview hero today. "About fitly thousand tons ot light rails, spikes, anglo irons, spare parts of engines and cars have been lying In their present position for sovoral months awaiting orders tor truns-ship-niont to Russia. Russia ajiparently liaa forgotten tho stuff while disputing over theories of state. Tlio Canadian railway war board has known of the slluntion tor months and has boon awaiting action by tho allied authnritios in rosiponso to Its repro-KODtutions, its inlorosl lying in the fact that such valuable material is rusting away wliilo it could bo made use ot bM the allies. Are Investigating Ottawa, Juno 18.8-Tho dopartmont of railways and canals is making inquiries into the accuracy of tho reports that a largo consignment ot stool rails and engine parts is lying idlH in Vancouver, According to a Btatemont accredited to an official of the (Canadian railway board in Montreal tho consignment was intended fi>r Russia and, apparently, has been forgotten. -ANOTHER AUSTRIAN WARSHIP DAMAGED Paris, June 18.-At the time the Austrian battleship WIen was destroyed in the harbor of Trieste, on tho night of December 9, 1917, by an Italian torpedo boat destroyer, two torpedoes were launched against the Austrian cruiser Budapest, according t^ the Tri-buna of Rome, says a Havas Agency dispatch. Although It Is not admitted by the Austrian admiralty, It has been learne^ that the Budapest Is now being used as u barrack ship, according to Uic .Tr.ibwna. London, June 18,-Great Britain's' daily average expenditure during the current financial quarter-was �6,848,000, said Andrew Bonar Law, chancellor of the exchequer, in Introducing a vote of credit for �500,000,000 in the house of commons today. Mr. Bonar Law said that the present vote, which would bring the total war credits to �7,642,000,000, would cover expenditures until the end of August. The debt due Great Britain from her allies Is �1,370,000,000, Mr. Bonar Law said, while the dominions ewe � 206,000,000. WAR CONTRACTS ON AN ILLEGALjBASIS Washington, June 18.-Several thousand letters and documents ' containing proof of an elaborate system of obtaining contracts on the Illegal contingent foM basis were received by the departittbnt of justice from Its agent* who conducted raids on hundreds of contractors' business offices late yesterday. The commissions paid en these contracts. It waa disclosed, rung-ed from five to twenty per cent,~ and the aggregate fees probably ran Into millions of dollars. Moscow, Thursday, .Iiine (i.-(By tho Associated Press.)-T'ho Czoclio-Slo-vak movement against liio Holshevik government has not only cut off communication witli Siberia by way of tiio Siberian Railway^ but has also �stopped traffic on the River Volga, accordi!!?: to a report from Nijninov-gorod. Since the seizure of the Volga bridge near Syzran hy the Czechoslovaks, grain boats have been brought to a standstill. Thousands of "bagmen" are engaged in carrying away tlie grain congesl.ed at Nijni Novgorod and other north river points which are without bread. Supplies Cut Off. Before interruption of traffic, steamer movements on the Volga had been hampered for want of oK as most of tho steamers are oil burners. A shortage � of food and vcss�ls at Baku has been preventing oil ship-jnents to Astrakhan and as a result tho Volga River Is paralyzed and factories along the river have been closed. The blockade of the river by the Czecho-Slovaks and attacks made on grain boats at oth^r points by hungry crowds havo forced the few ships still provided with oil to cease operations. Expel Revolutionists. London, June IS,-The central ex-ecutivo committee of the Russian Soviet took a drastic step Friday in deciding to expel those of its members representing the Social Revolutionists, tho Right, tho Centre and the Mensheviki, according to a Russian wirole,^ss message received here. All local councils are to be asked to expel roprosentatlves of the same parties. Explaining tho step, tho message continues: "Tiio authority of the council presiding through an extremely dlttlcult period is being attacked simultaneously by International Imperialism on all fronts and its co-adjutors will be In tho Russian republic aro also in conflict against the government ot tWe workmen and peasants. They employ the most contemptible means, includ-1.""" ing shameful calumny, conspiracy and rTanaei on revolt," German People Depressed Following Failure of Drive beneva, June 18.-The enthusiasm created by the first German offen^ sive has passed .ind a feeling of profound depression reigns among the German peoplc.'according to an interview with a neutral diplomat who has just arrived in Geneva from Berlin. The people at home expected a quick victory from-the early reports in official bulletins, and above all a quick peace. The principal question asked in Berlin last week was "have we entered Parih?" The economic situation in the interior of Germany, tlTfe diplomat de> Glared, is becoming more and more serious. Germans now realize and virtually admit that the constant arrivals of fresh American troops v/iii' turn the tide of the war. The diplomat concluded his interview with a statement that during a recent secret sitting of the reichstag the question of autonomy for Alsace-Lorraine was discussed officially for the first time since the beginning of the war. Allies on Italian Front Have Checked Austiians, Wliose Drive Is Spent Now-Objectives of First Day Only Gained After Two Days of Terrific Struggle-Brave Resistance of French Troops. AUSTRIANS HAVE THROWN OVER A- MILLION MEN INTO THE STRUGGLE, IT IS NOW ESTIMATED, AND USE EVERY RESOURCE LAUNCH 60 SHIPS ON FOURTH JULY t?hiladelphla, June 18.--According to reports m.irle to the Emergency Fleet Corporation at least sixty ships will be launched on the Fourth of July, in response to the appeal made by Charifis M. Schwab, director ger^^ral of the corporation, that Independence Day be celebrated by such a big splash of ships that It will reach the ears of the^ German emperor. 1 JL SPEEDY RE NSH Repaired Torpedoed Vessel in a Few Days-Tanker Built in Ten Weelis JERRY O'LEARY HAS ARRIVED IN NEW.YORK New York, June 18.-J. F. O'Leary, Sinn Pein leader', who was arretted near Portland, Oregon, last week, after fleeing from / trial here on charges of etplon-age, arrived here today. Since hit diiappearance from New York, on May 7,. he hM been Indicted with two German eub->scts and four Amerieans fpr complicity In alleged plots to commit espionage in behalf.of Germany, and treason against this country. The prisoner was taken directly to the office of Charlee F. De-Woody, chief pf^tHe New York bureau of the departmerit of lus-tice, for. exam l.nn^t^, London, .Tune 18.- (Renters Tjlmit-ed.)-A fine piece ot repair work has Just boon completed hy mon of tho .Mercantile Dry Dock Company at .Jarrow. A sloamor torpedoed Sunday was brought to the Tyno tho following day witli a forty^foot rent In her aide, near the englno room. Early Tuesday Hho wad placed on the admiralty pontoon and tho men worked day and night until Friday, carrying out temporary repairs to enable her to bo towed around to a wiiart for completion of tho work. This couHtltutes a record tor the Hlver Tyne. Many workmen worked forty-three liour.s at a stretch, while others put in four consecutive shifts without a break. Hartiand and Wolff will probably break tholr own record at thirty keels. Last .Monday Ihey completed an 800(1-ton oil tanker which was on tho ways only ton weeks. Her sister ship already has been commenced, and It Is expected her launching will take place in from eight to nine weeks. GERliS ADM IM SOOTH ROSSm Bolsheviki Are Calling Up All Young iVIen For Six Months' Service London. .Uuio 18.-German troop.s in Southern Russia began an offensive eastward on iho Voronezh front on June 15, say.s a Russian government wireless message. The Germans are advancing in tlie Varniska. Rostov and Vftluisk rf,i;ions and Foreign .Minister Tchitchnri!! has informed Ambassador Joffe at Berlin of the latest developments. The ambassador also was advised tiiat the German com-the Voronezh front proposed a new boundary line to the Russian commander. The Bolsheviki war department has ordered the mohollzatlon of all work men and peasants born from 1S03 to 1897 In a large number of provinces. The mon are called tor six mouths' active service and those refusing to serve will ht) punished severely by revolutionary tribunals. TO GO TO SWEDEN, Christiana, Juno IS.-(Reutors Ottawa Agency.)-Roprosentatlves ot tho Hrltish Se^amen's Union, after a succesalur conference at Goppnhagian, arranged to go to Sweden to confer with tho Swedish seamen in reterenco to a new Intoriiational toderatton. On arrival at Oothenvburg thoy were] ordered to leave Sweden on tho next U-altt' , VIRGINIACOAS , An Atlantic Port, June 18- A German submarine and its entire crew was destroyed by an American submarine off the Virginia capes several days ago, actiirding to a report brought here today by passengers abroad an American steamship. Officers of the vessel claimed to have been told the story of the submarine combat by members of the victorious Amer-cian undersea boat's crew. SUNK ANOTHER An Atlantic Port, June IB.- Members of the crew of an American steamship arriving here today reported an engagement with a German submarine off the Virginia Capes yesterday in which the ships naval gunners made a clean hit and either sunk the undersea cfaft or disabled her. The American vessel was not damaged. HARIILLERY iRE ACTIVE ON EWESTERONT LomTOn, June ,18.-The German artillery was more active than usual last- night along tho Ancre River, south of Albert and west" of Serrc, according to tho statement issued by the war office today. Tiio text of the statement reads: "A hostile raiding party was repulsed hy us last niglit southeast of V'lllers-Bretonneux. We secured a few prisoners. Other prisoners and a raaciilne gun were taken by us- in successful raids southwest of Albert. In tho neighborhood ot Moyetneville, on the northern side of tho Somme. and in patrol encounters east of the Nieppe Forest (on the western side ot the Flanders battle area). "The hostile artillery was more active than usual last night in the Ancre Valley and south of Albert. It also showed some activity west oi; Serre." FRENCH SUCCESS. Paris, June 18.-In a local operation bouth of the Aisne last night the French took one hundred prisoners. It is announced officially. Between the Ourcq and the Marne prisoners were taken in patrol encounters. Italian Army Headquarters, June 18.-(Associated Press^ -Bitter fighting is in progress along the Piave River. The Austrians are suffering large losses from the concentration of Italian barriers. Repeated counter attacks are being made by Italian infantry, inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy. HORRIBLE DEAT OF SHIP'S GREW Terrible Struggle With Death 10 Fathoms Under Sea After Sub Was Sunk ? ? >> ? > * ? ? ? ? ? Lonilon. June lG.~Harrowing details of the destruction of one of the largest and more recently constructed Cierman submarines are given in a dispatch from a neutral correspon-dont. This submarine was ono ot tho last to loave Zeebruggo before tho en trance to tlie harbor was hlocUod on May- 24. Tho submarine struck a mine and out of the crew ot forty, only two survived on reaching tho surface after a terrible struggle with death for an hour and a. halt, twenty fathoms below the surface. Some of the crow comniittod suicide, having lost all hope of Jaaiing tho boat alive. Tho only chance ot escaping was to forco open the conning tower and tho forward hatches and trust to the compression of air in one purt^of tho vessel to force each man likn a tor pedo to the surface. The air pros-sum had become so high that the great majority of the Germans could not keep their mouths closed. The compressed air shot them to the surface and hardly had they reached- the sea level when the air pressure burst their lungs and about ? I twenty ot them sank like stones. The IS WOUNDED. ? survivors described the cries ot the - men when the end camo as rho most ? horrible noise they ever had Uua.'d. ? The attention of British .{lY/^^rs : was attrufited und'liaHtoned to tho : rescue. .The condition of tho survlv-: ors showed that their oxpei'leitcijs In ? Iho subniarina had been ot: u di'eudful character. , �> ? H. Gill, of Champion bas ^ been .wounded in action. He > recently won. ,lbe military �io-iU\ W.'Reed,', of Oool Crfcok, '> � � * * ? * ? Forecast.--8. Alberta fair. an4 warnb 7 93 0?6548 40 ;