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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 26, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Hcmkl VOLUME JUNK 1918 NUMBEH 166 DEFEAT A KNOCKOUT FOR AUSTRIA L i GLOOM IN GERMANY NOWGlNNOT FULFIL RASH PROMISES HUNS DEPRESSED BY NEWS OF THE AUSTRIAN DISASTER John Dillon Says Neither Catholics Nor Nationalists Will Accept Recruiting EXPREMIER ASQUITH SUGGESTS OVERSEAS MEN PRESENT PLAN Ing committee profess to look for ac tive support from the Catholic church ami the snld John in addressing a moetlng of tbo United Irish League here last but they would get neither supnort of one nor the other until they handed over to Irishmen the government of their own I The Irish Nationalist leader sug gested that an allIreland conference be held next autumn with the object of devising a scheme for national un Reiterating that the Nationalists never the alms and methods of the Sinn Oil Ion declared that the government was employing the Sinn Fein party in or der to create a situation which would discredit the Irish race throughout Carsons Views Sir Edward Carson in his speech asked the government to give a frank explanation of their policy of offer ing recrtilts He argued that euch a policy could be only satisfac and Just if applied to the Vlnfeddm and When Irish men refuse to assist England because they not got homei he would remind them it was not a ques tion of assisting England but of as civilization to drive back bar He asked Irishmen to turn their eyes to the west to see what Irishmen In America were Reviewing tlie various negotiations Iu which ho had participated for the BOttlement of the Irish Sir Edward Carson contended that they would show to the dominions and Am erica that Ulster had not been un reasonable in trying to find a settle Ho would say to his fellow Irishmen whether from the south or for heavens sake vin dicate your country and your honor and take your share in the war for Dalzeill asked how long the government was going to allow the scandal of young men going to Ire land to escape military Chief Secretary In agreed that the scandal had existed for a con siderable but after consultation with the law offices it had been decid ed to issue immediately a proclama tion calling these men for would be taken under escort aiul handed over to the military authori ties in S Asquiths June appealing to the government to refer the Irish ques tion to the Dominions Ex Premier in the house of commons last night said that the re lations between the two policies of homo rule and conscription from the beginning had appeared to him ob scure and indeterminate to the lost He agreed with everything the premier hud said about the urgen cy for an Irish as a neces sity of and added I again venture to put forward the which 1 made in this house Hamethlng like fifteen months 1 would ask if it ia not I speak not to Irishmen take advantage of the presence here of representatives of the great domin ions from all parts of the Empire to adviseami present some Rclteme of settlement which might bo iiecoiitublo lo all parts of Ireland and With the British Army in June the Associated Aus trian reverse In Italy Is becoming known within the German lines and is causing accord ing to prisoners captured by the The German soldiers arc surprised at the defeat It was believed firmly that the offensive movement intended to administer a knockout blow to would be a complete suc cess and thereby hasten an early Admission That Germany Can not Win By Force of Arms Causes Consternation June Havas Acknowledgement by Foreign Secret ary Von Kuehlmann that Germany cannot be certain of winning the war by force of arms caused an indescrib able sensation in the says a Zurich dispatch to the Petit Ills prediction that the war might last through a fifth winter was read in and there was much conster nation among members of the The debate followed the for S SPEECH CREATES ALLIES ON THE French and American I Troops Successfully Raid German AMERICANS BRING BACK SOME 150 PRISONERS IN RAID Austrian Disaster Will Put Them Oiit of the Fight for the Summer Slaughter of the Enemy Is Terrible eign secretarys very panGermahist speeches being by the A dispatch from Geneva says that exchange on Berlin and Vienna weak ened on the receipt of the secretarys The mark and the crown Allied exchange contin ued Gloomy Foreboding June was an utter absence of enthusiasm in the reiehstag says a Berlin dis patch to the Foreign Secretary Von Kuehlmann had hardly begun to when it became so dark in the house that t deputies could hardly be distinguished from the This atmosphere of it was was a symptom of the entire speech and that reception of the for eign secretarys reference to the pro longation of the Chancellor Von Hertling and Vice Chancellor Von Payer sat on either side of the foreign HIS SPEECHES II to the people of Great 1 do Kuehlmanns Address Bold Profession of Policy of Militarism June tawa spetech of Von Kuehlmann is commented upon hy the newspapers as striking a new note oratory by the admis sion of tho impossibility of a military decision settling the The Times contends that the speech marie by Von Kuehlmaim is a hold profession of the policy of mili tarism without the faintest trace of doubt ur The war will certainly last as lout as Germany sup ports such a The speech was even morn remarkable for the omis sions in it than for what it Von Kuehlmann was absolutely silent regards Americas participation in the was the groat event June pris oners and machine guns were tak en by the British last night on the Picardy and Flanders says the official statement from Field Marshal Haig On these two the enemy artil lery fire has The statement reads a few prisoners and machine guns last night in raids and patrol encountars in the neighborhood of SaillyLeSac Picardy and west of The hostile artillery has been active in the neighbor hood of VilleSurAncre and Gorri mecourt and on the BailleulHaze brouck AMERICAN ATTACK June American troops carried out an attack near Belleau Wood last night captur ing 150 one of whom was a according to the statement issued by the War Of fice FRENCH RAIDS June carried out a number of raids during the the statement in the regions of in the Somme Melicoq west of the Vlnly north of the Cliflnon River and northwest of ChateauThierry and at Mont Carnilet east of capturing prisoners and machine REFUSES REQUEST TO FORM CABINET IN SERIOUS CRISIS June Von the Austrian an nounced on Monday tbat he had declined the invitation of Emper or Charles to form a ac cording to a Zurich dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Com The premiers decision was an nounced at a meetjng of the croWn council in Vienna at which the food which was unani mously recognized as was Emperor Charles an nounced that he was addressing Emperor William In connection with this PREPARE AN A KNOCKOUT FOR AUSTRIA Are To March To Close To The Bolshevik Capital not believe war cabinet j the lie nald that the allies could perform ti task more vital to the i not stated their war Me interests of the Kniplre or moro find them speojfled with pre ahle to the prosecution of tho warcisjon that Germany dared not 1ml than lo pave the way for u settlement in Gives it To Page June lord mayor of Dublin announced last night Unit he hud visited the American embassy in London and presented lo Ambassa dor Page the uddross of the antlcon icrjption conference to President Wil He took this ha be cause the foreign office refused to al lo go to Washington unless ho first submitted the address to the viceroy of JAIU 14 IN INCOME TAX New June one made a Federal Income tax pay ment of here late in President Wilsons Among them stands permanent evacuation of all Russian concluded the The Daily Mail says that the speech was so worded and introduced us to dlscloso to the German public the terrible fact thai the promises mado whan tho great offenslva was com menced will not be June are preparing to march eastward toward says an Kxehange Tele graph dispatch from Foreign Minister it has the following tele gram to Ambassador Joffo at Berlin The military authorities at Smo lensk report that the Germans are con centrating On the road to Smolensk n German detachment has attacked and occupied a few small villages anil demand is made that the j bridge across the Dnoipur be handed i The German soldiers declare they have been ordered to advance on 1 consider the advance in Smolensk is about miles west of Moscow and ie on the direct route to tho Dolsheviki MUNITIONS OFFICIAL June 25 MajorGen eral Louis Charleu a iu the ministry of munitions aincu reached Victoria tonight Van accompanied uy Major Harry Ottuwu Kerensky at Labor Meet Creates Big Sensation June Alexandra Ker of is Jn amfis 6n his to ExPremier Kerensky has been in LondorfSfofcseyeral He has kept in nhtl few per sons have berVh aware of his His health is had and those who have seen him say he has gone through re markable adventures in escaping from in liis journey to The presence of AL Kerensky In of was known to the British as it is impossible the strict passport regulations for any aliens to enter the country Without the government knowing of Kerensky reached London incog nito four days feince then he has moved about though busy mingling with prominent Russians in England over the posslble entente aid He expects to go to Amer ica in a week or ten Kerensky was introduced to the Bri tish labor delegates here this morning and was received by the delegates with loud Kerensky told the Labor delegates I have just come straight from Mos and it is my duty as a statesman a Socialist to tell you and the peo ple ot the whole world that the Rus sian the Russian are fighting against I I am added the former that the Russian people will shortly join you In the fight for the great cause of At the conclusion of Kerensky s speech there were scenes of consider able One delegate asked the reason for Kerenskys appearance and whom he The chair man replied that he was not ia the confidence of Kerensky and did not know whom he We do not want any governments plant It Kerensky is allowed here why not Troelsta asked some of the de referring to the Dutch who was not al lowed to enter England to attend the The conference resolution almost that he should be ordered to when he left the Kerenskys appearance before the Laborltes was a complete When Arthur minister Without portfolio in the British war cabinet and former Labor leader in the house of introduced he spoke in His re markH were interpreted to the as lie began with an expres sion of saying I am very much impressed by the reception accorded I do not take it ail expression of sympathy to ward It is an expressiou of sym pathy toward the Russian democracy which is lighting for the so dear to us A ROMANOFF STILL ALIVE June IB no foundation for the persistent rumors that the former has been says an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Moscow dated Julio June from while confirming the great victory won by the in hurling the Austrian army across the Playe In threw little additional light on the extent of the disaster to the en Until figures are available showing more fully the loss of the dual monarchy in men and ma officials here hesitatsd to to form opinions as to the proba ble effect the defeat would have on tire whole military KNOCKOUT FOR In the face of the latest news from the Italian front is appears to many observers that the Aus trian army as an offensive wea pon la not to be seriously consid ered for months to It will take time to repair the damage to morale and even if produced by among the civilian does not fur ther cripple Austrias military The dual is believed here to be out of the fighting fpr the present CRISIS FOR What Germany plans to nv able to to aid her chief is another As there is no sign of a great move ment of German troops on the Ital ian Unless such a movement is Undertaken many officers here are convinced it that Germany intends to seek to save the situation by attempting at once to complete her offensive projects in Premier Lloyd Georges an nouncement that the world is on great was taken in some quarters here to that he Anticipated the dell very by the of their ut most efforts in France within a matter of H is assumed that information has reached Lon don showing that Germany lias selected the alternative of fight ing it out to the end in France rather than forego the advantages of offensive there while she sacrificed lives to shield General Fochs most doubtful hours have It is although months of bitter fighting may be just while for the Germans a crisis is at Some Authorities Believe That Austrian Defeat Has Put Them Out of the Fight for the Rest of the man Aid is But Not of Enemy Has Been River is Choked With BodiesThree Hundred Dead Within Half a Promised Rich Loot As Result of Drive Which Was to Have Reached Paris June of Paris and loot from the rich country side were some of the promises made to the German soldiers by the high command hefore the offensive of Jitne according to an official dispaieli to day from A German desert er related how the during the rest preceded the paint ed in glowing colors the advantage of an advance in a where the men could live recompense themselves for hard He said measures wave taken to guarantee and the plun der soldiers warned that there was to be renewal among the guards theregrettable dents of where the valiant guards of this breaking into the became so intoxicated that they refused to fol low their Before the attack the Grenadier Guards complained that reserve regiments were sent into the front and have first choice at the loot of CELEBRATES LEAVE BY On Eve of Leavet Shoots Down Two and Routs Others CALL UP June Special Cable to Toronto Mail and re markable storyiof tho feat of a squa dron commander of the Royal1 Air who Is now In London on is being told Aero The day he was to leave France for Eng land he determined to bring down one more German airman before his de parture at At oclock his machine left the airdrome at he met five German scouting Pflanz machines and one Gorman twoseat Just east of iie shot down two scouta and sosue i cessfully chased others that their pilots lost their heads and crushed their machines Into euch both collapsing in The Kngliah inan then attacked tho German two shooting it down in despite the attempt of the fifth scout machine to Falling in its lie last German machine flew escaping the vigorous pur suit of the Englishman who returned to airdrome in time for lunch and to catch his June and colored registrants number ing were summoned to tho colors for general military ser vice In a call issued today by Provost Marshal General Crow Mobilization will take place Intervals during month of with ment of white selected men War Factories and Railway Sys tems Greatly Damaged By Air Raids cities and towns on the east side of the Rhine have been subjected to raids by British aerial according to a statement on aerial operations is sued by the war office The statement readti On the morning of June attacks were carried out hy our bombing squadrons on railway sidings and fac tories at the engine sheds and barracks at Offenburg and tho explosive factory and railway sta tion at direct hits were observed on the engine sheds at Offenburg and also on 1119 bar At Karlsruhe two direct hits were observed on the engine sheds and on the metal works where a large explosion was j PIiotographH confirm the extent of the damage In the two Tho factories and citation as Sanrbruckon wore also In the course of many attacks by hostile airplanes on bur machines two of the enemy were shot down and others wore forced lo land out of Three of our machines uro Ono of them is known to have been forced Ao land inside tho en emy lines because of engine REACH The is learned from an uuthorative source that in dications point lo the reaching of an agreement by the AngloGerman con fereucftOn the exchange of The conference had suspended its sittings or a few days to enable the delegates to consult with tlioir re suectiva POLITICAL TRUCE British Labor party at its conference held here a resolution to the effect the party political truce which has been in effect in Great Britaip since early in the war should no longer be recog High Low and 76 53 cm lie soul hern pan of tlic Ikivf front hiivc wit only romplitcly1 rnoccupied lli Capri Silc bridgi1 hut luivn it and hnld it Austrian Tlio extension VVJIH fected Uurins the nearly 100 prisoners were Tlip Office made liiis On the remainder of the fighUiiK wan IonliniMl lo artillery and patrol Italian June the Under the fire of machine gmi and artillery which were hvought up rapidly the Austrian withdrawal acrosa the Piavc soon became a disordered It Is estimated that the Austrian losses total more than It was a terrible sight as the maddened Austrians fled under the deluge of Italian bullets and They leaped the river and grabbed pieces of wood or anything that would aid their they tied themselves to inules and but their efforts were In vain the enemy v froupa reached the opposite bank they were again caught by the fire of Italian guns which had been train ed accurately on the western bank for TERRIFIC On the the slaughter was At the crossing at Noiveaa both banks of the river were strewn with dead and dying while hundreds of bodies were carried down in the current to At one place the correspondent counted bodies while walking a distance of half a One regiment of covering which originally was composed of more than 000 had left morning only SS nion to the and these were pri Along the lower Piave the Au trians found if pos in a and suffered heavy ONE INSTANCE Italian Army June single episodf shows how and why the retreat Ou Saturday tho Austrian com mand sent the 91ht Schuetzen bri composed of regiments num bers 31 and with orders to widen the Austrian breach ut Lam pol und to do this at all The brigade attempted to carry out this order und fought like wild men but the Italian was so heavy flint were un able to accomplish their objec which was to succor tho Austrian divisions already sur rounded In this After six which con tinued Saturday night and Sunday there remained at one oclock Monday afternoon only ninety nirn of this Tha others were either wounded or The command ing officer then committed sui cide and tho 90 Anniversary of June was tha anniversary of the Battle of Solfer iuo in which thu French and armies defeated the Austrians fifty nine years The victory was proudly emulated by the Italian army in the present In the Auetriaus behind them war The enemy troops even threw uway their rifles and deserted hundreds of machine guns which were to have been used to support the retirement It is es timated that lie number of Atialriiins on the western bank of the Piave when the retreat began was over This great number ot coulu do nothing against lit Italian despite continuous Morale tba first day of the offensive Italian morale was of the highest among both the troops and the civil ian Venice appears to be little concerned over the fact that the enemy was striking in tier direction only twenty miiea how Venice awoke to italiau ;