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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 25, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta s VOLUME XL ALBERTA jc JUNK 1918 NTMBEK 165 PITI I PPTPPAT i ULiLi IvJIi 1 I INTERNAL TROUBLES IN AUSfRIA BORDER ON REVOLUTION German Now Blames Russia for Starting War No Guarantee As To Belium Von in Address ing Gives New Ver sion 6f Germans View of War GERMANY CAN GIVE NO GUARANTEE OF RETURN OF BELGIUM June Richsrd Von the German for eign declared to the reichstag In Berlin yesterday that Germany could not bind herself to any pledges regard to Bel says a Central News dis patch from Amsterdam Referring to Germanys war Von Kuehlmann said We wish for the German people their allies a independent existence within the boundaries drawn for us by his We desire overseas posses sions corresponding to our great ness and wealth the freedom of the carrying our trade to all parts the Blame Russia June blame for instigating the war was laid at Russias door by Von the German foreign in an address to the Reichstag yesterday in tytl l6h he jalao dealt with Germanys and namedas the next powers In order i I said Von that one can say without of conj tradictlon as the result of revelations I 1T o that the deeper we go into the causes i UeanUp Made 111 section of this clearer it becomes that the power which planned and de sired the war was Russia that France played the worst next role as Instiga tor and that Englands policy has very dark pages to I ON FRENCH IIS WAS REPULSED June Germans last night attacked the new French poeitiona In the region of north of the but were able to make no says the official statement from the War Office In surprise attacks in the Woevre and in Lor raine the French captured twenty MORE ACTIVITY June waa displayed during last night by the German artillery in the reg ion to the eaft of be tween VllleraBretonneux and Mor aaye todaya War Office There was aome artillery activity In other Raiding operations in the Arras region re sulted in the capture of prisoners by the BULLETINS WILL INVESTIGATE June govern ment it take Into consideration today the terview given by Colonel director of military ser vice at It is probable that an official statement cover ing the charges made by Colonel Machin will be Issued In the course of the In the mean time the circumstances will ba in REVELdTOKE FIRE June Fire at midnight last night de stroyed a storage shed at the depot with its Three box cars and contents also were destroyed and part of the roof of the round A high west wind made the fire difficult to The burned building was within ten feet of the oil tank containing gallons of crude oil used as fuel for of Brooklyn of Men Who Failed to Register Captured 10 Machine Guns and Some Prisoners in Great Dash June Reuters Ottawa dispatch from British headquarters reports last nights raid by the Canadians was carried out with that dash and completeness that always distinguishes the Canadians in such They captured about ten machine guns and a trench North of the saya the we took six prison Our success in thus obtain ing Information from con trasts with the two complete fail ures of the enemy to capture one of our posts northwest of We learn from enemy dispatch es that were cleverly that the enemy has been made uneasy by his lack of information regarding eur Flanders that he has laid great stress on the capture of at least one pri soner from whom information might be The result of this particular instance was the not but of the officer to whom the mission had been en New June than seven hundred men of draft age were rounded up by the police In the Brownsville district of Brooklyn last night and taken to police stations where they were questioned by Fed oral agents concerning their registra tion News of the raid spread speedily borough and scores ot wives and sleters besieged the station house pleading tor the release of the Th raid was prompted by local draft officers who were disappointed in the registration ot June and who had learned that had been dis tributed among all young men to re sist being illegally induced Into the The men will be taken before their local and registered DRAFT MORE MEN June day of this week was fixed by the war department aa the date for the drawing to establish draft order lof nearly men of 21 yeara who registered for military service June WANTED TO GO TO FRANCE June member of the CzeehoSlovak national coun cil is now at Tokio trying to ar range for the transportation of his compatriots at Vladivostok and in Siberia to the French front which they are anxious to reach at the earliest says a dispatch to the Times from AVIATION June monthly interallied aviation conference was held prejl dency ofJacques under secretary of The confer ence was attended by representa tives of the United Great Italy and THREE June per sons were killed this morn ing when an automobile crashed into a telegraph pole on Park Two others were The victims Jennings and Albert of the and a woman who has not beep PRINCESS MARY TO TRAIN AS A June Reuters daughter ot King will this week begin a course of regular as a nurse the childrens hospital In Great Ormond She will Work in the Alexandra The Princess will attend the hospital two days each week and will undertake the work of a probationer 1n order to make herself efficient in the care of Need of More Rain Still Urgent in South Alberta ED POLICE REACH ENGLAND Juna is offic ially announced through the chief press censors office that the fol lowing tro6pe have arrived in England first Tank Ottawa Infantry drafts from Tor onto Cavalry North West Mounted Police Artillery Nurslnu Sis fen A total of A summary of crop conditions in the Lethbridge division that even should more come some sections will only produce a half If that Rain how if more cornea within the next save a deal of in other and there are spots that will raise a twothirds crop even under present The need of rain is still ot The crops on the Alderaydo line are in the Ifest Noble ford and Carmaneay all got good raina on Sunday Barons dis which was pretty well blown is in better condition East and south east ot the city conditions are still to a good although Sundays rain considerably i freshened things Taper got only i a little of the Bow Island and 1 Grassy Lake got Conditions on the foremost branch are This does not mean that there are not good crops in the In most sections there are fields that are looking and will produce good The general indication for only ft fair average June weather is dry and most unfavorable owing to high hot The crop U holding well against adverse Rain is urgently Some say whoat Is heading in and that the sTalk Is very short Should the pres ent conditions contulit the outlook is i Gardou truck is practically a fail ure owing to drought ami high MILK Milk June crops aro suffering for want of shower on Sunday afternoon will do i much to keep things I Burnham brought samples of rye to town on Saturday thirtyfour inches All his crop is doing equally Wheat in the district averages eight inches BARONS June fell from about oclock on Sunday after noon until about ten at giving promise of reasonably good crops on summerfallow and breaking and re viving the hopes of farmers who have grais steeled on fall and spring plow Juno came for a while on Sunday and was Indeed a welcome the precipi tation was not heavy and will only sjye to bolster up the U is ft rare thing when no comes in Junu for but that is the rec ord We are looking for June continued and dry weather is beginning to make far mers in this district rather No doubt the next few days will help make or mar the prospect of a good The grain around Orion OK May Upset German Plans June Ger manys entire offensive program may be in the opinion of some officers by tbs crush ing defeat of the Atistrians along the Plave Official reports reaching Wash ington bear out the picture of the Auatrlan disaster given in press accounts although the full extent of the Italian success IS not yet It Is regard ed as that the Central powers have been dealt a blow that snake the morale of their people and prob ably will comjjM the German high command to miake a complete re adjustment of Its plans in The German problem in rush Ing troops topHaly is a difficult onlyWill the withdrawal of men frolWFrance weaken the whole offensive effort there at a time American the ar rival of Italian divisions and oth er beginning to place at General Fochs disposal enough reserves to enable him to hard at any weakened but the transportation of a sufficient force to offset the Ital Ian victory must necessarily be official reports show the growing seriousness of the food rioting in The peo ple apparently are in no condition to stand a gnsat military reverse such as that they must face Immediate action to sup port her ally teems absolutely necessary in the view of officials here unlessthe back door to Ber lin itself is to be left There have been many signs re cently that General Foch was rap idly getting into shape a strong reserve The accelerated transportation of American troops to France is going ahead without There ie certainty in the minds of high officiate that more than a million men will have been ship ped before July it was not hoped toreach this fig but the shipping received from Great Britain has proved sufficient to complete the pro Jvwfe Toronto Mail and Empire mi litary In Austria is be coming of secondary according to thjk latest Information reaching VheSjSwiss ibeing the grave inter nai con flicts expresssGen eva correspondent says the re ports State that famine begun to spread Not only have MB towns suddenly reduced their bread allowance from 180 to 90 but the railway transport has reached a crisis re sembling the situation in Russia just before the outbreak of the A commercial tra veller who here yeeter direct from Vienna said that the Austrian empire was on the brink a Resent and hatred against the Ger mans especially in The revolutionary move ment is not directly against the but the regime they In Berlin and Vienna is unanimous that the breafe confllct Cms seriously en tendered the prospects of the GermanAust rian Germany cannot al low these feelings to dominate her governing claeses as it is a matter of lifeand death for Ger many that Austria ahould not be allowed to tlirow up the sponge at the present stage of the They would much prefer serious trouble In Germany where they can cope with it by the usual iron Austrian Retreat Continues in Greatest Disorder Loss Has Totalled Men Austrian Retreat Continues With Greatest is Now Reported to Total Total ff is Hundreds Drown in Piave Diaz Congratulates His Turn It Into a Big Under Arms Now And More Will Be Called June Greece will shortly hava more than two hundred thousand men under according to astatement given out by the Greek legation here to the Additional beyond this are to be called to the colors It is The notable work accomplished by the Hellenic Kingdom since its en trance Into the war a year ago this month is reviewed and the achieve ment of Premier Venizelos In restor ing public confidence and effectively guarding the interests of the country IB pointed AND JAPAN SHOULD JOIN HANDS June sentative Fosse of peaking InAhe house yesterday advocated the doling of the Bulgarian em bassy in Washington and dec of war on Turkey and de clared that Japan and the Unit Sd States should go hand in hand IMe NEWS BULLETINS FOR THE June here Qf the committee on publican for mation have requested that 500 words of American news be cabled daily from for distribution to the TUe news will be received In Paris and then bulletined to various units of the American Expeditionary All arrange ments have been completed here for Quick transmission throughout the JEWISH IMMIGRATION June delegates representing ssyeithei Berliner Tags tfitfrWill to djacuss with the Turkish gov ernment the question of Jewish Immigration to Japs Wont Intervene June the Associated papers today report that aa a re sult of deliberations of the advisory on diplomatic af Japan has decided not to comply with the request of the Entente and to refrain from Inter vention in Siberia at In diplomatic circles it is be lieved that unless directly will not act without the support of the United ION FOURTH June plan of the Bishop of Exeter to celebrate the Fourth of July in his diocese as a day of thanksgiving and pray er and an act of courtesy to the United States will be in the diocese of York Commenting on thoj bishops the Times says That how we should all wish to keep The observance of the day in that spirit will help to true understanding of the impulse which brought the Ameri can people into the By all means and with all the heartiness which these grave days make let thecountry celebrate the WHITLA DROWNS HERSELF Medicine Jqne Florence sister of Walter a larra er near committed sui citte by drowning on Friday night or saw hiu sister last on Frjday night about 10 On going to call her on Saturday morning he discovered ilV her bed had not I eon slept in uud after asurchlng all Oay Saturday he found body in a ilko half n mile his June Austrian retreat across the Plavc con tinues in the greatest disorder under the immediate fire of the al lied according to news received here this Brit ish are doing heavy execution in this Hundreds of the the reports were drowned in the swollen into which the Austrians are throwing their maxims and light 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 In spite of the official announcement from Vienna that the retreat due entirely to the flood in the Piave the report states that the Italian armies caused the breaking of the offensive by their continuous pressure against the INFLICT HEAtfY LOSS June mount ain front between the Piave and the In the Monte Grappa the Italians vigorously at tacked the Inflicting heavy loss upon the enemy and gaining considerable SURRENDERED June troop yesterday forced the rear guard of the retreating Austrians to surrender and re occiipy baitkJof the the War Office announced LINES June Italian lirie alongithe Piave has been stored right up to the waters edge on the west bank of the riv the Eveninc Standards ad vicestoday The it is began rising washing away somo of the Italians had thrown Across the stream thus hindering their pursuit of the A June offi cial dispatch from Rome today says the Austrians are in full re treat and that papers taken from prisoners show that Austria 1ms not contemplated the possibility of defeat and was her soldiers this offeuslve would be the last stroke to oust Italy out of the June Ag losses total according to the Sec olo of Certain enemy div isions lost twothirds of their ef A dispatch to the Matin from Turin says that the rout ot the Austrians is complete and the Piave has carried away many Austrian Italian it is have advanced be yond the eastern bank qf the French newspapers continue to acclaim the Italian Hope is expressed that General profiting by the demoralization of the will not confine the fighting to local but will strike out boldly into an offensive and transform the Austrian re treat tq the Piave a decisive Several newspapers wonder whether tho Germans will rush help to the Austrians by trans ferring forcps from the Western LHomme Libre believes that such action is scarcely prob as Emperor William and Vou ItindenburR are convinced they cannot obtain a decision ex cept on the front from Switzerland to the NUMBER CAPTURED June dis patch to the Italian embassy frqm Rome today confirmed the an nouncement yesterday that pris oners i alien by the Italians in the figliiiii on the numbered This includes twelve or tifteen thousand captured during the past before the Aus trian offensive was turued into a i NO DETAILS June extent to which the Italian pursuit ot the Austrians across the Piave has developed is not linowu here and no detailed reports have been received bringing events up lo A statement current in London yesterday that the Italians had taken fortyfive thousand prison ers is said by the morning news papers to bo confirmed by the Italian The same state ment is attributed to Premier Or laiulo by the Homo correspondent of the Exchange Telegraph Com correspondent quotas the Glornale Dltalla as saying that the troops of Archduke Jos eph and General Wurm are vir tually surrounded and must snr i render or be Diaz Statement announcing to his victorious army the repulse of the General the Italian commander in says that fighting Cor tho present is to local He calls upon the army to prepare for new In an order of the day to his 6ffleers and fifenonal The enemy who with furlong im petuosity used all means to our territory has been repulsed at all His losses are very His pride is Glory to all com all all The country understood at once that the harrier set lip byyour hero ism wits unsliakeublB and that your strength is the purest of immortal Our people and OUP allies who have so many glorious representatives among us applaud our success against the The great battle for the time reduced to local The army has deserved well of tho We are sure of our right and of the holiness of the cause we are New trials which un doubtedly await us will aigain show the enemy that Italy has lost none of her strength and For for for let us persevere In our sacred Wine Promotion Italian Army Mon June Press General chief of staff to General has been promoted by the King to the rank of an army com mander as an expression ot the Kings satisfaction with the present operat General Bacloglio will remain in his present HUGE ATTEMPT ID Is Disclosed By Seizure of Am munition in Jre M land Juno seizure ut forty thousand rounds oC ammunition in the Smitlifiold Market In Uubllti yesterday is expected to have devel according to tho Dublin cor respondent of the Daily who saye that the seizure was an Incident iu an attempt to smuggle arms and ammunition into Ireland on a large The first discovery of the af fair seems to have been made Jy tho police at Belfast where a whoso name Is not arrived the hit ter part of last week bringing a mis cellaneous among which con traband was cleverly Tho contraband goods were consigned to various parts of the U is understood that iu addition to the seizure at six thousand cartridges were found in Belfast other parcels in Uungannon and For Tho Dublin consignment was hidden in sacks The consignee is said to be a bother of one of tus interned Siuu WKATHEK High Lew ;