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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 18, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Hcmld VOLUME 1918 NtMNKR 150 AUSTRIANS STOPPED ENEMY THROW MILLION INTO STRUGGLE AGAINST ITALIANS Germans MustWin Over the Who are He Says HAS GIVEN WISE COUNSELLORS IN LUDENDQRFF June war in not matter of strategic campaign but a struggle of two world views wrestling with one Emperor William declared Saturday at the cele bration of the anniversary of his ac cession to German main headquar Kither German principles of honor and morality must be he or AngloSaxon principles with their idolatry of Mammon must he Tlie he aim ed Tit making the peoples of the world work as slaves for the AngloSaxon race and such a matter could not be decided in days or or even in a The emperor emphasized the fact that from the first he had realized the rials of war would be The first outbreak of enthusiasm had not deceived Great Britains inter vention had meant a world struggle whether he desired it or He said he was thahUful that FleUJ Marshal and General Luden tiorff had been placed at his Drinking to the health of the army and Its the em peror German The1 German people and armyin deed are now one and the and look up to you with Every man out there knows what he is fight ing tho enemy himself admits that and in consequence we shall gain victory of tho German That is what is in ques OF SIEEL IDLE AT COAST On Order From Authorities Notified of Situation June veritable Suountaln of costly and rare steel ma terials for which Camrdu is looking overy day in are lying idle on the docks and freight cars ut Vancou said a Canadian war board of ficial in an interview hero About fifty thousand tons of light angle spare parts of engines and cars have been lying In thoir present position for several months awaiting orders for transship nienl to Russia apparently has forgotten the Htuff while disput ing over theories of The Can adian railway war board IWH known of the situation for months and haa boon awaiting action by the allied iuithoritlos in response to its repre its interest lying in the fact that such valuable material is rusting away while it could be made uso of bji the Are Investigating June department of railways and canals is making in quiries into the accuracy of tho re ports hut a largo consignment of steoi rails and engine parts is lying idle in According to a statement accredited to an official of tho Canadian railway board In Mon treal the consignment WHS intended fur Russia has been ANOTHER AUSTRIAN WARSHIP DAMAGED June the time the Austrian battleship Wien was des troyed in the harbor of on the night of December by an Italian torpedo boat des two torpedoes were launch ed against the Austrian cruiser according to the Tri bunn of says a Havas Agency Although it Is not admitted by the Austrian ad has been that the now being used as a barrack according to DEMAND DESTRUCTION OF ONE RHINE TOWN AS REPRISAL ON HUNS June Special Cable to Toronto Mall and Em British parliamentary air committee today at a meeting will demand that the government take action to stimulate the pro duction of aircraft in this 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 PUT OUT OF FIGHT French Counter Attacks Were Disastrous to German Plans For Reaching Compiegne June thous and Germans Were wound ed or made prisoner during the offensive between Mont Didier and Captain Andre Tar wtto accompanied Premier Clemenceau to the front on Sun told Marcel editor of the Echo De upon his re turn to This Is a figure which should make even Uudendorff he cannot Insist en ough on the exceptional import ance of the obtained by the counter of under General againat the rlghCflank of Qenfral Von Hut iers he This magnificent operation has nailed the enemy to the spot and com pletely checked the advance to ward German offic ers who were made prisoner do not attempt to hide their chargin at their inability to reach Com which they admit was their Premier Clemenceau content with remarking I dm completely June Brit ains daily average expenditure during the current financial quar terwas said Andrew Bonar chancellor of the ex In introducing a vote of credit for in the house of commons Bonar Law said that the present which would bring the total war credits to would cover until the end of The debt due Great Britain from her allies is Benar Law while the dominions ewe WAR CONTRACTS ON AN ILLEGAL BASIS June thousand letters and documents containing proof of an elaborate system of obtaining contracts on the illegal contingent fees basis were received by the department of justice from agents who conducted raids on hundreds of contractors business offices late The commissions paid en these it was ring ed from five to twenty per and the aggregate fees probably ran Into millions of JERRY OLEARY HAS ARRIVED IN New June Sinn Fein who was arrested near Ore last after fleeing from trial here on charges of espion arrived Since his disappearance from New on May he has been indicted with two German sub jects and four Americans for com plicity In alleged to commit espionage In behalf of and treason against this The prisoner was taken directly to the office of Charles De chief of the New York bureau of the department of ius fr The Austrian Drive Has Been Stopped at All Points By the British and French Huge Losses and Few Gains for Austrians CzechSlavo Troops Have Cut Siberian and Blocked Volga Traffic ALL SOURCE OF SUPPLIES CUT OFF FROIVUTTIES NOW June By the Associated CzochoSlo vak movement against the Bolshevik government has not only cut off com munication with Siberia by way of the Siberian but has stopped traffic on the River according to a report from Nijninov Since the seizure of the Vol ga bridge near Syzran by the grain boats have been brought to a Thousands of bagmen are engaged in carrying away the grain congested at Nijni Novgorod and other north river points which are without Supplies Cut Before Interruption of steamer movements on the Volga had been hampered for want of as most of the steamers are oil A shortage of food and vessois at Baku has been preventing oil ship ments to and as a result the Volga River Is paralyzed and fac tories along the river have been The blockade of the river by the CzechoSlovaks and attacks made on grain boats at points by hun gry crowds have forced the few ships still provided with oil to ceuse oper Expel June central ex ecutive committee of the Russian Soviet took a drastic step Friday in deciding to expel those of its mem bers representing the Social Revolu tho the Centre and the according to a Russian wireless message received All local councils are to be asked to ex pel representatives of the same par Explaining the the mes sage continues authority of the council pre siding through an extremely difficult period Is being attacked simultan eously by International Imperialism on all fropts and its coadjutors will be In the Russian republic are also In conflict against the government ot tHe workmen and They employ tho most contemptible includ ing shameful conspiracy and German People Depressed Following Failure of Drive Junc enthusiasm created by the first German offen sive patted and a feeling of profound depression reigns among the German to an interview with a neutral diplomat who has just Geneva from The people at home expected a quick victory early reports in official and above all a quick Ttra principal question asked in Berlin last week was have we entered riffifc The situation in the interior of the diplomat de it becoming more and more Germans now realize and virtually admit that the constant arrivals of fresh American troops will1 turn the tide of the The diplomat concluded his interview with a statement that during a recent secret sitting of the relchstag the question of autonomy for Alsace Lorraine was diecussed officially for the first time since the beginning of the SPEEDY IN SHIP Repaired Torpedoed Vessel in a Few Built in Ten Weeks June Reuters Limit fine piece of repair work hus just been completed by men of the Mercantile Dry Dock Company at A steamer torpedoed Sunday was brought to the Tyne tho following day with a fortynfoot rent in her near the engine Early Tues day she placed on the admiralty pontoon and tho men worked day and night until carrying out tem porary repairs to enable her to bo towed around to a wharf for comple tion of the This constitutes a record for the liivor Many workmen worked fortythree hours at a while others put in four consecutive shifts without a Hartland and Wolff will probably break their own record af thirty Last Monday they completed an 8000 ton oil tanker which was on the ways only ten Her sister ship al ready has been and It is expected her launching will take place in from eight to nine LAUNCH 60 SHIPS ON FOURTH JULY June Ing to reports made to the Emer gency FleetCorporation at least sixty ships will be launched on the Fourth of in response to the appeal made by Charles director general of the that Independence Day Be celebrated by such a big splash of ships that will reach the earsof the German Bolshevik Are Calling Up All Young Men For Six Months Service troops in Southern Russia began an offensive eastward on the Voronezh front on June says a Russian government wireless The Germans are advancing in the Rostov and vetluisk regions and Foreign Min ister Tchiteherin has informed Am bassador Joffe at Berlin of the latest The ambassador also was advised that the German com mander on the Voronezh front pro posed a now boundary line to the Russian The Bolsheviki war department has ordered the mobolization of all work men and peasants born from 1893 to 1897 in a large number of The men are called for six months active service and those refusing to serve will bo punished severely by revolutionary TO GO TO June Reuters Ot tawa of the British Seamens after a successful conference at arranged to go to Sweden to confer with tho Swedish seamen In reference to a new international Gu arrival at Gothemburg they were or dered to leave Sweden on the next An Atlantic June A German submarine and its entire crew was destroyed by an Amer ican submarine off the Virginia capes several days according to a report brought here today by passengers abroad an American Officers of the vessel claimed to have been told the story of the submarine combat by members of the victorious Amer clan undersea boats SUNK ANOTHER An Atlantic June Members of the crew of an Am erican 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 un dersea craft or disabled The American vessel was not damag IS of Champion been wounded in has lie recently won 4he military JUJB Opal Is reported as THEISIFRONT LoncTtm Juiue German artillery was more active than us ual lastnight along the Ancre south of Albert arid west of according to the state ment Issued by the war office to The text of the statement reads A hostile raiding party was re pulsed by us last niglit southeast of We secur ed a few Other pri soners and a machine gun were taken by usin successful raids southwest of in the neigh borhood of on the northern side of the and in patrol encounters east of the Nieppe Forest on tho western side of the Flanders battle The hostile artillery was more active than usual last night in the Ancre Valley and south of Al It also showed some acti vity west FRENCH June a local oper ation south of the Aisne last night the French took one hund red it Is announced offi Between the Ourcq and the Marne prisoners were taken patrol DEATH OF SHIPS CREW Terrible Struggle With Death 40 Fathoms Under Sea After Sub Was Sunk Allies on Italian Front Have Checked Whose Drive Is Spent of First Day Only Gained After Two Days of Terrific Resistance of French AUSTRIANS HAVE THROWN OVER A MILLION MEN INTO THE IT IS NOty AND USE EVERY RESOURCE Italian Army June fighting is in progress along the Piave The Austrians are suffering large losses from the concentration of Italian Repeated counter attacks are being made by Italian inflicting heavy casualties on the June de tails of the destruction of one of the largest and more recently constructed Cierman submarines are given in a dispatch from a neutral correspon This submarine was one of tho last to laave SSeebrugge before the en trance to the harbor was blocked on May Tho submarine struck u mine and out of tho crew of only two survived on reaching the surface af ter u terrible struggle with death for an hour and a twenty fathoms below the Some of the crew committed hating lost all hope of leayjng the boat The only chance of escaping wus to force open the conning tower and tho forward hatches and trust to the compression of air in one partxof tho vessel to force each man liko a tor pedo to the The air pres sure had become so high that the great majority of the Germans could not keep their mouths 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 twenty of them sank like The survivors described the cries of the men when the end came as Tho most horrible noise they ever had The attention of British was attracted und hastened to the Tle condition of the surviv ors showed that their experiences In I he submarine had been ot dreadful June Aus trian consisting of SO divisions of infantry and twelve of have been hurled into the greatest battle that Italy has yet according to an offi cial announcement at Rome re ceived here through the Haviis Seventyone of these div isions have already been identi The forces engaged comprise threefourths of the whole Aus trian army and finest troops under the command of Field Marshal The num ber of in an ion is not exactly But the number of divisions engaged would indicate that approximately one million Austrian soldiers hdve been thrown into the Papers found on officers show thai after forcing the Piave the first days objective wns the TrevisoMonte Belluna In two days of fighting the enemy columns had succeeded only In realizing the minimum assigned for the first according to the official note issued at But one single aviator has been lost during the Austrian by the allies while 44 enemy mach ines have been brought AUSTRIANS HAVE BEEN STOPPED EVERYWHERE June their at tacks between Zenson and Fos along the the Aus triuns have been stopped eVery says an official statement issued tonight by the Italian War In the mountain region and around Montelb there have been no infantry attacks by the The allied troops have taken several hundred additional pris oners and some machine The statement reads On the mountainous front and around Montello the enemy did not renew infantry During the day a successful thrust carried out by we oc cupied several qaptur tng machine guns and several hundred Important actions developed south of Montello and along the Piave in the zone between Zenson and but the enemy ev erywhere was stopped by our counter Several hundred prisoners were left in our Enemy attempts to cross the river between Maserada and Can northeast of were bloodily On the lower Piave other counter offensives In the course of development result ed to our USING ALL HER AVAILABLE Juno artillery and aeroplanes Austria Is using all her available says llie official French Not less than cannon of all cali bres have been brought Into act Threu AustroHungarlan ar mies under the command of Field Marshal Boroevic are engaged In fighting desperately with enor mous military Ordered to advance at any without thought of bloody the AustroHuugarian regiments read ily Thousands of corpses strew the battlefield overlooking the mountainous Italian sector and accumulate along the Piave hut the objectives the en emy was to reach are yet 4ar EVERY PROSPECT OF RESTORING POSITION June Ot tawa Ital ian official statement confirms the failure of the Austrian offen sive iu the mountains which id tho mnst critical It sluws that the Itnlmns have even orjs of restoring the position on where alone thrj enemy SHCiired some The British hold the post of honbr in the mountains nnd how well they rose to the occasion is proved by the remark cor respondent that the results of the enemy attack suggest that it was the British who carried tin most successful The Austrians undoubtedly hop ed to sweep the plains an 1 crush but the latters ii resisting the first on slaught the greatest offeibi VQ in her history io assurance that she is capable of striking a blow for the whole allied The are not likely to tlie Ailatriana to slacken ef Should they be compelled to send assistance their strength the western front would ao correspondingly FRENCH TROOPS PLAY MAGNIFICENT Juno troops have played a magnificent part in stemming the Austrian according to the Italian supreme says a Havas dispatch from Despite heavy attacks the French lost only four while they accomulished numerous un usual hicluding the capture of Austrians by twelve Gren That the French are holding new positions is the dispatch by the statement that their artillery on the Asiago Plateau wns master of the Aus trian batteries and decimated the Austrian infantry when U at AUSTRIANS GAIN NO BIG June Havas Agen the in three days of furious have not gained any really important suc confirms the newspapers in their opinion that the offen sive has MAY BE TAKEN PRISONERS June Ot tawa corres pondent at Italian headquarters points out that unless the Aus trians can establish solid bridge heads where they have crossed the Piave and get over es pecially into the small section of Montello which they still probably the only result of their crossing is that they will become INCITED BY Juno three days of attack tho Austrian sive has not secured their obiec fives hoped for on the first said Andrew Bonar la the house of He added that there was ren sou to believe that the Initiative of the Austrian offensive hud come from ON WEST BANK Juna Aus according to tho Kvonijig Standard now occupy I ho wtwt bank of tho Piavo from the Coneg liano railway to the Zenson a distance of a mile und They have thrown fourteen bridges across the are under the Italian WEATHER High 84 over West has warm with scattered fair ;