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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 20, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME xr. LiyniBHlDGE. ALBERTA, TIHHSDAYMrNK 20, 1918 AUSTRIANS FACING CERTAIN DEFE m ME m. EXHAOSIE .German Aiaiies on Western Front Have Evidently Been Completely Exhausted BRITISH AND FRENCH' TAKE PRISONERS . IN SHORT RAIDS Pnris, June. 20.-French troops entered the Germap lines between Mont Didier and the Oise fliveF last night and captured twenty prisoners, says the offfclal statement Issued today. There was nothing of importance to report from the rest of the front. The statement reads: "French detachments penetrated the enemy lines between Mont Didier and the Oise in the region of the Chaume Wood. We brought back twenty prisoners. Quiet reigned on the rest of the front." BRITISH RAIDS. London, June 20.-British raiding parties were active in several sectorB__plong the front last night talking prisoners and inflicting losses upon the Germans in numerous cases, the war office announced today. 1-lHn Armies Exhausted raris, .Juiii! 'M.-The sansiiliiiiry defeat siil'l'>ri!(t by Um Gurmuns betovo lUiuinis Ik poiuted lo by the iii'jniiu}; llowspapers as an cxc;elleiit augury lor )1io ulllnd forces In the opfiratioiis lo .s Allies Have Proved Syb Warfare a Failure Italians Regain Ground From Austrians, Whose Drive Proves a Failure Austrians Cannot Avoid Defeat at the Hands of the Italians Now OBIEDBYGOO FOR GREAT THINGS Kaiser Says German People arc God's Chosen and Will Gain Victory Amsterdam, Juno 20.-In replying 10 congratulations from tlio president ot the roicUstag, Emperor William, according to tUe Frankiurtor ZCilung sent tde following telegram: "Our troops have gained fresh BUCcesaeB in the most severe strye-glo. Gratitude to God for thetn cannot lie great enough. May it find expression in the people at Iiome by a spirit of patriotism, confidence and vigor, which is splendidly pruEent and gaining an ever firmer shape. \ "TUe German people which has offered a bold front to the entire world in long years ot struggle, is destined by God for great things, not only for itselt but tor all humanity. In this faith we will endure the last strii^glc" till a Victorious pcaco � and blessed lulnro. God grant it." Used Crew of Torpedoed Ship For Dangerous Work Then Cast Them Adrift T.ondon. June i'd.--{Uy Heulers Ottawa Agency.)---A new and flagrant example of German submarine liar-liarity is reporteii l)y (he new.spapers. A U-boat first torpedoed without warn-�ing and then shelled a Urltisli sleani-var it was a mistake ot thoni committed agaiiist us to under estimate Uic resources of aur enemies." E German Paper Says Bulgarians Badly Disappointed Over Buchiirest Peace AIRICANSTAKE ERIN TRENCH With the Amerion Forces on the Marne, June 20.-(By Associated Press.)-The American troops In this sector attacked the German line nortliwest ^ of Chateau Thierry during the night and made an advance of five-eighths of a mile, driving the Germans back of the' pocket on the north side of the, Belleau Wood. The Americans occupied the German positions without resistance from the enemy, the Germans having withdrawn when the short and sharp and preliminary artillery bombardment Indicated that an infantry attack would follow. Amsterdam. Juno 20.-The' Cologne Volks Zc)lun.g. commenting on Bid-garian cabinet changes,-declares tliat a crisis has existed in IJtilgaria ever since the conclusion ot the Uucharest peace, but Ihat (he censorship prevented atiy nllusion to it. The Bulgarian parties, it says, did not fo.-glve Premier Jiadosluvotf tifat he failed lo return from Bucharest with th� oniirc Debrudja. This, lo-sother witli the food situation, led to the defreciion of a large section of Radoslavoffs supporters. With Ra'ediies(lay. .lune 19.-.Vs lliou-sands of Italian and Austrian soldiers looked on today an italTilu airplane brought about the s^ir-ronder of a crow ot an Austrian machine gun float after Italian infantry and aitillery had failed to subjugate it. The Au.^trlans hrought the float upon tiie swollen Plave Itlver to a point on the south bank occupied by the Italians. From this point tho Austrians poured a harrasslng tiro into the Italians who tried in vain to destroy the float. It was impossible to light ,, artillery lo any great extent because ot the proximity of tho float'to Italian lines. -Finally an Italian airship swooped down on the' river tlnd forced the occupant's of the float to swim to the right bank and surrender to the Italian soldiers. BRIDGES DESTROYED Italian Army Ileadnuartcrs, June 19,-(By Associated Press) -The river Piave, overflowing i(s lianks, has destroyed several pontoon bridges constructed hy the Austrians at Intostadura and also at San Dona Dl Piave. This has increased tho difficulty of the Austrians in their rear communications affecting the transportation of artillery, ammunition, food and fresh troops.' It is stated that tho Austrians fighting south ot the Piavo River continue to implore help and also that two of their divisions liave been greatly reduced bv losses. FURTHER GROUND. London, June 20.-By counter attacking all along the Piave tho Italians have gained further ground on the Mont Jiilo, in tlie northern sector of the river front, and also have made headway southeast of this ridge, says the Evening Standard today. For Our Sailors Three splendid sums have been handed to The Herald for the sailors' fund of the Sir Alexander Gait chapter of the I. O. D. E. within the past few days. The Girls' Auxiliary contributed $22.61, the proceeds from Mr. Coombs' recital were $11.05, after expenses were deducted, and Mr. C, R. Daniels today made the handsome contribution of $25. This brings the total collected to date to S561.66. This money is all forwarded to the proper quarters to be devoted to the sailors of the navy and merchant marine and their dependents, widows and orphans. If you have a donation to make, send it to The Herald. lEARY IS m ONTRIALINN.Y. iCertainly of Austrian, Failure ! Has Spurred Italians to j Resistance DESPERATE FIGHTING PROCEEDING ALONG THE PIAVE RIVEK London, Juno 20.-Xews reach- ' od London this afternoon that the ' Italians have regained Caposilc, tho town on the Lagoon to the west of the Piave Hiver near its mouth, which w^as, captured by the Austro-Hungarians. It ia also reported that the Ital- ' ians have regained all the terri-.^ lory between Zenson and the Kosseta Canal. The Auslro-Huu- " garians, it is declared, have heeu confined to the ground between the Fosseta Canal and tho Silo Canal, on tho west, bank of the Piave River. y road."* It great headway. The total Jobs in tho i aV'ived too late to save any of the fire is OBtiniated to be about �200,000 with about SO per cent Insured. It is hardly imssible to estimate the exact individual loss as y.et, but many will be heavy los'ei's. ^ The following places were destroyed: llockev and Vates' lii'nibor yards; Voalo'a garage; Brown and Mundy's imploniont and blucksmilh Hhop; Marr's hlackstnlth shop; police barracks; Chinese rosttturant'; Johiiaton'o carpautur shop; LbtflngweH'B barns and-corrals,- owned V\; S. Lofflng-woll, M P.P., and thsfealdenco j( Mr. Cormier, and u sh�,(;Jv. uocirbj'. The above imildinga but did much to pre-j/oni the spread of' the' blaze in  the stiff breeze that was blowing. The villagers,fought the fire with all i the resources at their commaucl, and ' did valiant work, but wore greatly handicapped. The iudlvldiial los^ will be lieavy but it Is ballevod inost of the biirued places will bo rebuilt shortly, Mr. Vcalo ot tho garage'has no idea aw to how the fire started, us ho was sittini; in the office at tho time, registoring two men.' He lotit ovorythlng, Including several private cura Xcw Yorl;, Juno 20.-A doniand that tho guveruincnt "stamp out the propa-gimda ot treason and sedition which is being opoiily conducted inider the guise of Irish patriotism," was nindo in resolution!! adopted iioro last night hy the Ancient Order of Hibernians, division .N'o. 19. Tho resolutions which, it'was said, "would soon have tho support of 05 per cent, of our race," were telegraphed to President Wilson. The Hibernians- declared that, "the acts of ci;rlain gen-tiemen of our race in this countij, nni particularly hi Now York, whose sincerity and motives we have gpod reason to doubt, hivre brought about a condition by which the loyalty- of the irleh race is on trial before a tribunal of Amorlcap public ojpjnlon," � "tliesfl acts," tho resolution con-deiiincd "aa n�-i.\niorlcttn and a gross insult to irialimen whoi lii the present Copenhagen, June 20,-As a protest against the government food rations workmen and women> marched to the Danish parliament buddings Wednesday carrying standards bearing inscriptions demanding more bread and but--ter. Most of those in tho procession were women. A deputation called on the home socretat-y. He told them he had already stated that it was Impossible to grant a greater allowance of butter. AmstordaM, June 19.-A very out spoken and ompliatic statement regarding tiie propused economic alliance between Austria-Hungary and Germany was made recently by Herr Chorin. a member of the Hungarian house of magnates jn a meeting at Budapest of tho National League of Hungarian mauul'octurers over whlcli ho presided, according to advices hero. Herr Chorin is ipioted as liuving said: "The test statement of Count Tlsza (former llungarinn premier) In tho lower house, which referred chiefly to afirlcultural production applied in a stiir greater degree to industry in Hungary. After the war Hungarian industry will enter a critical period. If Crerniany wore to receive further tariff preferences, either through uniformity (51 tarltfs or preferential troatinont, Hungarian Industry would find itself between the two millstoues of Austrian and German industrial compotition. The plan proposed by tho German vlco'Chaucellor, Von Payer, in the Neue Freio Presse, would Incorporate Hungary into a largo economic, but unfit unit and can never be realized because ^ the Hungarian government nonld prevent it.- WEATHER High Low 85 44 Weather has be�(� fine and vyarm, over the whole of the west. Forecast) is fair and cooler, ' . *  * �  > > � * This week .....?7(i",684 ? and t'ornior wars have offered their I : Last your 909,lift : * �> > : ; ? : * WOOL COMING If�rr0 TORONTO. ? lives -for the America^ (,�ubo." ;� wool. 'I'hey are co-operating ? ? to sell tlie wool tor their mem- ? t� bers. Exports of the Domin- ? ? ion government ario � sorting > and grading it for shipment. It Is worth polntluis out that > tho wool clip frotn one sheep ? tor one year' ndw brings about ? as much as the sheep would ? sell for a few yonrs ago. , : ? ; : ? ; > ; ? ? , which is hilly and woojled, the opposing forces Irn-(luently stumbled upon each other unexpectedly. Such meetings always result in fierce encounters. The spirit of tho I Lilian troop.'; is at a high pitch despite wound.';, loss of sleep and constant niove-' menta made necessary by the conditions ot the terrain at several points. CONCENTRATE ALL THEIR FORCES. Italian Front Juno 19.-(liy Warran .\llen, to the Toronto Mail and lOnipire.)-According to Italian reports the Austrians have concentratedall their forces, consisting of seventy-one divisions (about one million men) on this front and all their artillery which is reckoned at seventy-tivo thousand pieces. At present the only Germans identified on the battle line are reouisition battalions, entrusted with the congenial task of securing Germany her share of the booty. The Austrian plan of attack, as revealed in documents found on captured officers, was to carry the whole of the Montello and to establish positions tho end of the first day of the offensive on the .Montebelluua-Treviso line. This plan is very far from tul- -filliiient. AUSTRIAN LOSSES VERY HEAVY. London, Juno 20. - (Toronto Mail and Empire.)-According to the Milan correanondent of the Daily Mail, the Austrian losses have been very heavy. Ravines on the Asiago Plateau and Mont Grappa' are filled with heaps of dead. On the Pia^e the carnaee is horrifying, the current carrying � thousands ot bodies, together with broken up barges and pontoons, down stream. AUSTRIAN GENERAL , FOUGHT SINGLE-HANDED Italian Army Headijuarlers. June 1!).-(Associated Press)-De- ,sertcd by liis .staff on the I^ohtel-lo Plateau. Major General Von KronstntTt of the Austrian array . fought .single handed against the Italian Arditi until ho was serious-,-ly wounded. Tho general died tutor in a hosiJltal.. It Beei'ns that the general ,an(l his' stuff became' lost in the woods of Montello and ran into unit ot Arditi. When fho mem- ' hers of the staff saw Italiati soldiers they ran away. The general was called upon to surrender but refusetl to do so and opened fire on the Italians. In the exclningt* ot shots tho genera! received hi.i\ ileatli wounds. COMPLETE CONTROL OF AIR WITH ITALIANS Italian Headnuurters, June In. -(Associated Press)-Tiie Itul-lans have won complete contrui of tlie air along tho Plave lia4^ where the most determined fighfr ing of the present Austrian of tensive is in progress. This � after- ;i noon not a single Austrian maiih- ; ine was aloft on this front. :i In (jonernl the situation ot the �'� � Aiiatrlau.-j along the Plave appearr. I'iir from Hatistnetory (or them.. Prisoners taken by tho Itall^iia / ' nil' deelara..the Austrian iirmy has '' ; little food.' Some ot tho prlsoaeri . ' h'ttVH not eatou tor llorty-elgUI A-'i 11773476 99 79 ;