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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 25, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, JI KSDAY, J( NK 25, 1918 KLMHRU Hi.') AUSTRIANS STILL IN FULL RETR INTERNAL TROUBLES IN German Govt. Now Blames Russia for Starting War; No Guarantee As To Belgium BORDER ON REVOLUTION Von Kuehlmann, in Addressing Reichstag, Gives New Version df German's View of War GERMANY CAN GIVE NO GUARANTEE OF RETURN OF BELGIUM London, Ju^e 25.-Dr. Richard Von Kuehlmann, the German foreign secretary, declared to the reichstag In Berlin yesterday that Germany could not bind herself to any pledges ,in regard to Belgium, says a Central News dis-llatch from Amsterdam today. Referring to Germany's war aims. Dr. Von Kuehlmann said: "We wish for the German people ani their allies a free, strong, independent existence within the boundaries drawn for us by history. We desire overseas possessions corresponding to our greatness and v/ealth: the freedom of the sea, carrying our trade to all parts of- the world." ' - Blame Russia Now. Amsterdam, June ^5.-Chioi! lilamo tor InBtigating tlie war was laid at RuBsla'ij door by Dr. Von Kuehlmann, tiio Gentian lavelgft secretary. In an address to the Reichstag yesterday In ^vlllch he,al.so dealt with Germany's *(lr^almfl! France and England'worn, named as the next powers In order or culpability. "I believe," said Von Kuelilmann. "that one can say without tear of contradiction aa the result of revelations that the deeper we go into the causes ot thLs war, the clearer it becomes that the jiower which planned and desired the war was Russia; that France played the worst next role as instigator and that linclanu's policy has very dark pages to show." ES l; Paris, June 25,-The Germans last night attacl8wis3 border^ tieing over8hadowe*-by the grave internal disorders, t;strikes and conflicts between'plviliana-aand military.-: The . Qa^y, Express's -Geneva correspondent saya the reports state that famine has begun to spread rapidly. Not only have t>ie' big towns suddenly reduced their bread allowance from, 180 to''90, grammes, but-the railway transport has reached a- crisis resembling the situation in Russia just before the outbreak of the revolution. A commercial traveller who arrived here yester-j^tiy direct from Vienna said that the Austrian empire was on the brink of a revolution. Resentment, and hatred against the Germans is spreading, especially in Hungary. The revolutionary movement is not directly against the Hapsburg's, but the regime they represent. In Berlin and Vienna the,opinion is unanjmous that the bread-conflict has seriously endangered ths - prospects of strengthsBlnB", the;-,German-Austrian alliance., Germany cannot allow these feelings to dominate , her governing classes as it is a matter of life and death for Germany that Austria should not be allowed to' throw up the sponge at the present stage of the war. They wopld much prefer serious trouble in ' Germany where they can cope with it- by the usual iron methods. GREECE HAS BIG London, June 25.-(Via Reuters Limited.)-Princess Mary, daughter ot King George, will tills week begin a course ot regular training , as a nurse -at the children's tipspital in Great Ormond Street. She "will *ork in the Alexandra Ward. The Princess will attend tlie hospital two days each week and will undertake the .usiiftl work of a probationer in order to make, hereelf efficient in the care of children. Need of More Rain Still Urgent in South Alberta 200.P00 Under Arms Now And More WnJ ^ Called TED POLICE REACH ENGLAND Ottawa, June 25-It Is officially announced through the chief press censor's office ti^at the following tro6pB have arrived in England: first Tank Battalion, Ottawa; Infantry drafts from Toronto; Cavalry draft, Nortli West Mounted Police; Artillery draft, Woodstock, N. B,; Nursinii Sla-lire; Details. A total of 3,402. A summary of tl?iB crop conditions in the Lethbrtdgo division i^qwn that even should more rain come now. some sections will only produce a halt crop. If that mucli. Rain will, how-over. If more comes within the next week, save a good ^ deal of'llie^crop in other sections, and there are spots that will raise a two-thirds crop even under present conditions, The need ot rain is still urgent, o� course. The crops on the Alderayde line are in the ifest condition. Noble-ford; Barons, and Carmeingay all got good rains on Sunday: Barops district, *rhlch was pretty well blown out, is in better condition now. East and south east of the city condiUona are still unfavorable to a good crop, although Simday's ' ratn considerably freshened things up. Taber got only 111 ilttle of the rain. Bow Island and j Orassy Lake got more. Conditiona on the FftremoBt br^noli are fair. This does not mean that there are not. good crops In ilie country. In most sections there are fields tjmt aro looking splendid, and will produce good crops. The general Indication 1b, however, for only a fair average crop. FOREMOST. Foremost, June 24.-The weather is dry and most untavorable owing lo high hot winds. The crop Is holding well agftiuat adverse conditions. Ruin k urgently needed. Soiiie say wheat i.'j heading in platief), and that the sTalk Is very short; Should the present conditiona co'ntiuuii the oiillook Is grave, f' ' . ' -Garden truck la praijtloally a fail- ure owing winds. to drought amd liigh MILK RIVER. Jlilk River, June 24.-The crops aro Buffering for want ot rain. T|io shower on Sunday afternoon will do much to keep things growing. I^r. A. S. Elurnhani brought samples of rye to town on Saturday thirty-four inches tall. All ills crop Is doing equally well. Wheat In the district averages eight inches high. Paris. June 2l..-(Havks Agency) - Greece will shortly havd more than two hundred thousand men under arms, according to a- statement given out by the Greek legation here to the Mtitln. Additional troops, hej'ond tliLs number, are to he called to the colors soon. It is added. The notable work accomplished by the Hellenic Kingdom since its entrance into the war a year ago this month is reviewed and the achievement of Pi^ior Venizeloa In restoring public confidence and effectively guarding the IntorestB of tho country iB pointed out. �SAYS U. S. AND JAPAN SHOULD JOIN HANDS Japs Won^t Intervene Tokio; Friday/ June 21.-(By the Associated.'Press)-The .newspapers todair rjpport that as a re transmission throughout the arniy., - JEWISH IMMIGRATION Amsterdam, June ,24,-Fourteen delegates representing Jewish leaguea, saysathe ^�arllnar Tage-blttt;rWII 'a^ M G�nitantlnople to dlaek|ss with the Turkish gov-ar'nnjfent the question of Jewish Immigration to Palestine. London, June-25.-The plan of the Bishop of Exeter to celebrate the. Fourth of July In his diocese as a day of thanksgiving and prayer and an apt of courtesy to the United States will be followed, in the-diooose of York Cathedral, Commenting on th^ bishop's plan, the Times says; - "That , is how we should all wish to keep It. The obacrvance of the day in that spirit will help 14s to a'.true understanding of the impulse which brought the American people into the war. By all means and with allthe heartiness which these gravi' days make seemly, "lei the-country celebrate the day.'ircUing all (lay Ssit'ur,day he tO'unU her body in a l^iko halt a mile from }ila homosieaU. Geneva, June 24.-The Austrian retreat across the Piave continues in the greatest disorder under the immediate fire of the allied artillery, according to news received here this mtjrning. British gunners, especially, are doing heavy execution in this sector. Hundreds of the enemy, the reports state, were drowned in the swollen river, into which the Austrians are throwing their maxims and light cannon. In the meantime the Austrians are rushing up new reserves to fill the breach between the Montello Plateau and the Adriatic in order to avert disaster. In spite of the official announcement from Vienna that the retreat was due entirely to the flood in the Pinve River, the report states that the Italian armies caused the breaking of the offensive by their continuous pressure against the enemy. INFLICT HEAVY LOSS Rome, June 2B.-On the mountain front between the Piave and ^ the Brenta, In the Monte Grappa sector, the Italians vigorously attacked the Austrians, inflicting heavy lois upon the enemy and gaining considerable ground. SURRENDERED Rome, June 25.-Italian troops ye.stcrday forced the last rear Kuard of tho retreating Austrians to surrender and completely ro-occUpy the ^\�e^L bank of the I'lave. the War Office uiinounced todav. ' - � LINES REStOflto:^'�^ London, June 25.-The. Italian line along-the Piave has been,restored right up to tho water's edge on tho west bank of the river, the Kveninc Standard's ad-vicHs-today report. The Piave, it is added, began rising again, Wiisliiuj; Hway sorao of the bridges the Italians had thrown across the stream thus hindering their pursuit of the Austrians. A SURPRISE. Wa.shinglon, .iune 2f).-An official dispatch from Rome today says the Austrians are in full retreat and thai papers taken from prlfioner,s show that Austria has not contemplated the possibility of defeat and was promising her soldiers this offensive would be the last stroke to oust Italy out of the war. Paris, June 25.-^^(Havas Agency)-Austrian losses total 200,000 men, according to the Sec-olo ot Milan, Clertain enemy divisions lost two-thirds of their effectives. A dispatch to tho Matin from Turin' says that the rout of the Austrians Is complete and � the Piave has carried away many Austrian dead. Italian cavalry, it Is added, have advanced beyond the eastern bank of the river. French newspapers continue to acclaim the Italian victory. Hope is expressed that General Diaz, profiting' by the demoralization of the enemy, will not confine the fighting to local actions, hut will strike out boldly into an offensive and transform t.hd Austrian re-treal tg tho Piave into a decisive victory. Several newspapers wonder whether tho Horinaus will rush help to the Austrians by transferrins: forcps from'the Western front. L'Hommo Libre believes that such action is scarcely probable, as Kmperor AVliliam and Vou Hindenburg are convinced Ihey cannot obtain a decision ex-' cept on the front from Switzerland to the sea. NUMBER CAPTURED Wusliinglon. June 25.-A dis-imtch to the Italian enibassy fronV Rome today confirmed the announcement yesterday that prisoners taken by the Italians in tho fipliting nu the Pla^ve. pumbored 45.000. This includes twelve or tifleen thousand captured during tho past week, before the Austrian offensive \s'aB turned Into a rout, ---i. NO DETAILS YET. London, June 25.-The extent to which the Italian pursuit