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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 24, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA,' MONDAY, JUNE 21, 1918 NUMBER 101 WITH ARE IN FULL RETREAT ACROSS PIAVE IN UTMOST DISORDER Austrian People Demand Peace al any Price Now; German People on Strike COULD NOT FLY ? ? > ? > > ? : ? ? ? ? ? ? Austrian Organizations Demand That Peace Negotiations , Be Commenced at Once. NO HELP FROM GERMANY IN WAY I OF FOOD SUPPLIES Germany, Too, Is Having lis Internal Disorders Whic! i Grow Each Day TWENTY THOUSAND ARE ON STRIKE AT ONE POINT London, June 24,-Strikers in the various factories In Vienna on Saturday formulated a demand , that the Austrian flovernment show itself ready for a general peace-^nd Invite the governments of tnc enemy countries to enter peace negotiations, says a dispatch from The Hague to the Times. ReprfsintvUves of thR worU-.. crs submltto'j the plea to Baron I Burian, the Austro-Hungarian for- I: I n mljiiot?r Are Extending. Zurifh. Switzei-l.ind, June 21.-The AiKstrlaii trouhlfs are extoiuling, ac-coi'rtlnK 10 a dispatch from Munich, (lUotliiB the iN'cuate .Vachrichtoii hi that oily. The Vienna Zeit, acuoi'd-Ing to tlioae advices, Htates that the strike has hecome general. No Help From Germany Purls, June 24.-A dispatch frota Jju.sel to tile HavB.s Agency says that General Ludendorfl', first quarlermftB-tei' general of the German armies, in reply to an appeal from the mayor of Vienna I'or assistance in the food cris Is, said: "My best tlianlcs for the expression of your faithful sentiments. I ^vould from my lijjart help the ijopulation of Vienna in Uh serious difficnltles but it is unfortunately impossible from German sources-more than ever before. All tlie iiuportations of cereals from the Ukraine, Rumania and Bessarabia have been allotted without exception to Austria. In a similar tone the mayor of Budapest after expressing his sympathy for Vienna's situation, declares it is impossible for him to aid the inhabitants of the Austrian capital. Montreal, June 24.-The inauguration of the first aerial mail servlco In Canada, which wa.s to have been between Montreal and Toronto, ended in failure yesterday owing to the bad weather. Captain Bryan Peck found that the pouring rain and low visibility rendered tiie attempt impossible and gave up tlie venture. A further iU^empl will be made tomorrow morning. : : ? : : : : ? : > ? : : : : Italians Turn Upon the Austrian Armies and Inflict Most Disastrous Defeat; They Retreat Across Piave London, June 24.-Extensive strikSB broke out Thursday at Cologne and Muelheim on the Rhine, according: to a dispatch, owing to a reduction in rations, twenty thousand persons quitting work in munition factories, according to a dispatch to the Daily Mail from The Hague. A Dutch workman.returning to The Hague reports that the military and pojice interfered but failed to prevent a street procession of more than nine' thousand strikers at Cologne. The strikers, who included womsn, morched in a dense mass to an open place where a mass meeting was held. All the speakersi who included foremen and forewomen, made this declaration; ' "Unless we get more'to eat^'we hall not work.'i The'.Dutehinan -Mid' ti\�t sntall- pox is increasing greatly among the Krupp workers at Essen. Meatless Weeks. Ijondon, Juno 24.-^Metttless weeks tor Germans ia^ a possibility of the near future. Dr. August .Muller, under secretary for food distribution, a meeting of the relchstag food com mittco Saturday, says an ISxchange TelGgrapli dispatch from Copenhagen, announced that it would be impossible to increase the moat ration. He said that most Ukely It will be necessary to lower it or to Introduce nicat-less weeks tor the whole of Germany; or at any rate, certain parte of tiie population. Huns Rush Troops From West Front Washington, Juno 21.-Confidence in Home that the war may be brought to a victorious close this year; it the allies give the Italians a full mcastii'e of support in the offensive which haa,( been launched against the Austrians, is reffected in official wireU/ja d.i6-patchea received today from ilie Italian capital. The messages say the .Vustrian retreat across the Piave, in which the Italians already have taken 45,000 pri-eoner.s, has become a veritable rout, but that information from secret services show that many divisions of German troops have been detached -frAm the front in Franco and are being rushed to the aid of the Austrian army. Front Crush To Take the Western rman Attempt French' Lines : > : : : : : : : : ? LOSE IVIUCH BOOTY. MINOR RAIDS BY THE BRITISH ARE VERY SUCCESSFUL N ONTARIO ELECTIONS Toronto, June 24.-Labor .forces will pontcst Northeast Toronto against lion. Dr. Cody, minister of education, on (lie ground that there Is a gruvo necessity for more direct labor repre-h-eiifation in (lie provincial legislature. William Varley was named as the (uindldate at a meeting Saturday evening In the Labor Temple. Mr. Varley is a returned soldier. Lindsay Crav/ford, who was waited upon by a deputation of parliament Liberals on Friday and urged to accept tlic nomination for Northeast Toronto in opposition to Hon. Ur. Cody, decided to retire from the contest for porsonal reasons. John Gal-hrultli, patent medicine munufacturer of Todmorden, definitely announced last night that lie would be nn Independent candidate in lilast York ag Hinst Hon. G. S. Henry, minister of Hgricultufo. ~ RETURN TO RUSSIA THROUGH GERMANY DEPTH CHARGES ARE A SUCCESS Britislr Feats Prove How Ger mans AreT^ying' About Anti-sab Devices London, .lune'24.-CBy Keuters Ot tawa Agency.)-luteresting narratives from reliable sources,'.completely re fute the German a'asertion" regarding the alleged ineffectiVenesB of depth cliargos and other Bvitlfeh methode ot destroying aubinarinia?.' One bright mootil'lght night ,a Bri tish patrol boat nQlIc^d a n"Iin>a''lne TURKEY WANTS PALESTINE This is One of Conditions Which She Will Make Peace On Paris, June 24.-The Germans launched a new attack against potitions held by the Italians at Bllgny at 11 o'clock last night. After hard fighting the Germans were completely repulsed with serious losses, leaving prisoners in the hands of the allies, according to a statemipnt issued by the .War Office toetay. The French have repulsed aXierman attack In the region of Antheuil (west of the Oise) the statement says. MANY HUNS KILLED London, June 24.-The British made a successful minor attack on German positions south of Met-eren (in the'-Lys salient) last night, Many'Germans were killed and fifty-' prisoners : ulation of the dual monarchy, : so sorely tried by hunger. > ^. A .% .> .; Hun Hordes Retreat Across Piave River Before New Italian Counter- Offensive-Harrassed by Italian Bayonet Men, Austrian Armies Scatter in Disorder, and Are Suffering a Complete Disaster-Over 45,000 Prisoners Taken by Italians and Much War Material Captured. : Basel, Switzerland. J/mo 24.-The Turkish newspaper Aati, a copy ot which has been received here, in an article in whicii emphasis is laid -ipon the statement that Turkey's intervention in the war probably has orevent. ed the central powers from being cruslied, formulated conditions as rep resenting public opinion as to what Turkey's peace terms should be. The terms, the newspaper feays, embrace the restitution ot Irak and Palestine, the restablishment ot Turkish supremacy in Egypt; tlvo in-lo-pendenco of Persia, to bo secured by the expulsion of the British; the Black Sea to become Turkish, with a^Turk-ish pj'ince in the Crimea; a German prince in Georgia anij an Auatnim arch duke: in Armenia; Bulgaria to hold northern Dobrudjaj but Cop-' stan'iia and Dedea-Gatch to become free ports; Austria not to oviouale Biggest Blow Is Coming London, June 24. - Premier Lloyd Georpe announced today that the next couple of months would be anxious ones. There might be a great blow co'ming in the next few hours, he said, and certainly in the next few days and on this blow the'tssue of the campaign might depend. .The entente allies, he added, never felt better prepared to meet it. Lloyd George said the Austro-Hungarians were in full retreat. The question now was. he added, whether they would be able to affect a retreat. S.ALBERTAGOT GENERALTHOUG NOT HEAVY RAIN Aldersydc Line Gets Most - Some at Foremost, Nemis* cam and Bow Island AlOSTHEALL lS Berne, June 22.-Russian soldiers living in Switzerland, most of them deserters and fugitives from German and Austrian camps will be transported home to Russia by way of Germany, They ; number about one thousand,. Con-: sent for the transmission of two : tralnloads of Russians ovei^Ger-man territory has been obtained from the German government. BULGARIA WANTS MORE TERRITORY London, June 24,-Preliminary negotiations, presumably regarding the Dolirudja, have been begun betwosn. Bulgaria and Tiirkey, and Germany only learned of them through its' espionage bervice, the-'' Daily Mail correspondent at The Hague says.he is Informed. Austria probably will participate in the separate negotiations In tha Gflurse of a few days. * have occurred, A British �submjiHlte espied and charged and successfully rammed an enemy submarine. w'The Brittsh .boat cut the enemy's plates^ aiid remained imbedded. Botli ci^&tl ^iideavbred to extricate themBelvjps.;: \ ' ' � Tlie enemy through^'using,his ballast tanks, came almost to thd-'surtaco, bringing tl\e BrltilsU submarine along. Then the U-boat tlrow away In g^ieat difficulty, apparently ondoavorlng' to keep afloat, but it subsequently sank. Two cases of suoceBBtul torpedoing of German submarines'at'o mentioned, one In which the opjoalng craft wore otigaged in deadly -.attehiptsyfor halt an hour to obtain u favorable poaltlou, Superior BritiBli navllf^tlon won, GERMAN WAR^ijieOIT Amsterdam, J^mt> -24. -The relchstag this weak �liirlll ba/asked to pass a new vota Of cradit of fifteen billion marka acebrdtng to the Berliner Tag�bt*it. rb{$ will ral�3 Germany's.' War dabt to 139,000,000,000 rnahkl., ^ halt a mile (Uatant apparently re- noVthm'n Italy "uiitirTurkey'hus rect)v^ cliarging her batteries. The captain oited Cyrenaica immediately ordered fiill speed in tlie direction ot the Bubmariiie with the object of ramnWng her before she was able to submerge. The p-boat succeeded in submerging, but the patrol boat cume up. and dropped eix depth charges and' tlieh flrefl A shell at the centre of the visible disturbance. Largo quantities of oil. came to the surface and cHes of Help were heard. Only one stTrvlvor: was found. Besides the case of 'the G?rman''8ub-marlno cruiser torpedoed by .a; British submarine near Capo St.'Vllncont, May 11, other '--'�-^^ ----- ...... FOR London, June 21.-An earnest/' plea for Intervention In Russia., either economic, or armed, has been cent to President Wilson by a large (jroup of Russians hi^re: The plea is set forth in a iong. , cablegram delivered to the Amer. lean embnssy for transmission to Washington, it is signed by Con. stantlne Nabokoff, charge d'af.. fairs at London; M. Stri^chovifih, ambassador to Spain and many other prominent h'issians. It is a slmiiar appeal will be ni\ide by the Rusalan an)-bassador at Washington. Is Doing Patrol Duty With Tlie Great Fleet-Hun Ships Interned Southern .\lbcrta got a general rain yesterday, not particularly heavy, Cut steady for several hours. In the country east ot the city where the need of ruin was most lirgent, a good downfall is recorded. The Aldorsyde line received the most ot the rain, several hours of steady downpour being experienced us far north as Aldersydo. East of the city rain tell steadily but not heavily. Grassy Lake got two hours. Bow Island five hours, and Dunmore six hours. The Foremost line was favored. Manybcrries received tlie lightest end ot it, Foremost and Nemiscam getting three hours. From Coutts up to Milk River the rain was also good. From there to Lethbridge tlie rain was lighter. West on the Crow line rain was very heavy at Monarch, and west of those again not so heavy, although it was steady for some hours. In the city a fifth of an inch fell. The fact that the rain, though no^t heavy, was steady tor several hours, raeaPB that It wfll be of considerable benefit to^ the parched crops. The wind is blowing today but the prospects are for more moisture. NVESTIGATETHE GERMANY INSISTED ON OFFENSIVE WHICH HAS PROVED SO DISASTROUS FOR THE AUSTRIAN FORCES INVADING ITALY -..-:-, ' ' ^rt'.'-.-j.-'Uji.jw ^ Italian Army Headquarters, Sunday Night, June 23.-(By Associated Press.)-^The great retreat by the Austrians along the Piave front began under cover of darkness on Saturday night. The retreating troops left their canteen behind them-Italian detachments are pursuing the enemy east of the Piave. Austrian troops left to cover the retreat used their machine guns to set up a barrage fire. When it was-observed that thfe Austrians had begun a' retirement the Italians began to attack virtually all-along the Piave line from IVIpntello on the north, well toward the mouth of the river. The attack was quickly pressed and became more insistent, accompanied by violent artillery fire. The number of guns left behind by the Austrians as they retreated has not been computed, but it is said to be very great. CAPTURE 45,000 PRISONERS Washington, June 24.-Capture of 45,000 prisoners and enormous stores of war material by the Ita ians in theic counter offensive which has driven the Austrians across the Piave River, is announced in an official cablegram received today by the Italian embassy from Rome. v,. London, Juiip 23.--(By Reuters Ottawa Agency)-Admiral Francisco De Mattofl, chief of the Brnzilian naval tnisslon to Europe, in an interview said that tlio navy ot Brazil was already doing patrol work with the Anslo-American fleets i;uardiug the transport ot foodstuffs from Brazil. When war broke out, he said that 53 German ships were interned in Brazilians ports, ot which '33, aggregating 250,000-'tons, hud been ceded to Prance. He prodioted victory for the aJlies by next yar. POLISH COURT IS OPENED. IMPRESSIVE SERVICES Vancouver, June 24.-The furt^ral services ot the lute Chan- Man Stg, grand niaator of the Chinese free MaBons In Canada were held yeater day and were of a very impressive nature. The body, which hud bee'n embalmed, will be held until the Masonic officials arrange to have it returned to China. Chan. Man Sig was a retired bugl nesB man of many years resideuqo In Vancouver,' Ho waa 73#};ettvs old,..,'  4>�->o >���� 62 Bodies Have Been Recovered and 23 More Still Missing Haraniohtl, Ind., June 24,-Two in vestigations have 4>een ordered by official bodies into the cause ot the wreck last Saturday on the Michigan Central,, near .Gary, lnd, in which Sn employes ot the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus wero killoa and upproxlmatoly 150 injured. \> Sixty-two bodies have been recovered from the wreck and, according to E. M. Ballard, geiioral manager of the clrcuB, twenty-three of the employees are still missing and are supposed to have been destroyed by the tiro which consumed the cara. Amsterdam, June 21.-Dr. .-V. ? K. .Kakowal'*/ aroilibishop of : Warsaw, opened tl(e Polish ? State Court in the Royal Pal- ace on Saturday, says a dis- ? pateh from the Polish capital j> bjll fpr.iinliitary legislation of Polantl'f, political independence ' Uie central empires. .- ' ? ,..' * BIG STEAMER BURNS An Atlantic Port, June 24.- A big passenger steamer being used by the government ac a supply ship was destroyed by fire, following an explosion early Saturday morning, it became known here only today. The name of the vessel was withheld... PROBABLE SUCCESSOR AutBterdanij June 24.-^In discussing the orlslfe In the liungarian government, Budapest,liewspaperB, says the Lukal?.Ani!elger ot- Berlin mentions Count flszB,. presumably as successor to Premier Wekorle,- is A ROUT Kalian Headquarters, Sunday, June 23.-The Austrian retreat which began in an orderly manner soon became wildly disorganized and confused. Many thousands of Austro-Hungarlans surrendered at the first opportunity. South of tlie Zenson Bend the Austrians are fighting rear guard actions to cover the retreat ot tlieir main body over two bridges ' they have left-at San Dona and Crisolera, 3 1-2 miles from the Adriatic. MORE CAPTURES London, Juno 24.-After recapturing the Montello from the Austrians, according to news received in London, the Italians began making bridgeheads at Falza and Nervosa. The Italiuna met wlth^ little resistance. The. retreating Austrians cross-ail the Piave by tlie only bridge remaining to thenr north of Zen-son. Home, June 23.-Italian troops have crossed the oid ohannel ot the'Piave River, west of the main stream and captured several of their old positions there, according to a semi-official announcement tonight. From Caposllc other detachments are advancing toward the main Stream of the ^ river. The Italians have thrown numerous bombing detachments across the main stream, where the artillery and aircraft are hammerii^g the enemy. GREAT ENTHUSIASM. Itome, June 23.-The news that the Austrians have retreated across tlie Piave, pursued by the allies, caused tlie greatest enthusiasm iiere, Kx'Ji-a editions ot newspapers were botight up as fast as tlioy were issued. (Klags were displayed and bands played Uie Royal March, wiiile crpwde cheered the King, the army (ind Qeijeral Diaz, , Dispatches annoiinco similar manifestations In provincial cltleB, V '.' ' HEARTENING- NEWS. London, June 24.-'The laconic bulletin from General '� Dia� "announcing that tUe .defeated Austr-lana are retreating In disorder with the Itatlang in purault is 'the most heartening news received In allied countries Jn many months. �  � -   ' Although nothing is yet known, as to (lie exact extent ot the Austrian defeat, or how tar the Italians may be in a position to tako^ full advantage, the statement of the Italian conimandor-in-chlet is hailed with enthusiasm by the morning papers. It is taken tor granted generally that the defeat must have an enormous effect on the internal situation in Austria-Hungary whepe some conspicuous Austro-German triumph is needed sorely to countei'-balttuce the damaging influence of food scarcity and otlier (pauses of popular diesatis-faction. Tlie suggestion is made 'that Uiese causes may have had much to do with the failure ot the Austrian offensive ;which .started with military resources mucli greater than those controlled by Italy. Whether the decision of the Austrian cabinet to resign is connected with what appears to be a conBlderable disaster to the country's armies alone the Piav*. is not yet known. WILL REFUSE IT. Amsterdam, June 241-Emperor Charles, a Vienna dispatch' to the Lokal Anzeiger of Berlin says, undoubtedly will i-efuse to accept Uie resignation of the Von Seyd-ler cabinet, which will remain ag conetituted, except probably tor the Polish minister, Herr Vou Twardowskl, who will retire. It iB problematical, however, whether Commerce Minis'te'i' Von Wei-ser and Minister of Agriculture Tronca will be able to reconcile their diftere^nces and work lu harmony. Dr. Tertal. Democrat, the dispatch adds, has been elected chairman ot the Polish Club. REDEEM DISASTER London, June 34.-Public opinion here liad been prepared for the progress of the operations since the first days of the fighting to hope that Italy was destined to redeem the disaster suffered last October and as ettch day o� the battle passed hope began to grow into confidence. ' Austrian claims JlaSiit^ie mean-tlmo did nothing to"1^88en' this confidence and wh0n the Austrian communique of, Sunday was ra- �''�(I'm; ' ;