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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 4, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta / VOLUME XI. MAIL EDITION LETHBIVIDGE. ALBEUTA./ ITIiSDAY. .HXli -1, 15118 ALLIES HUN ADVANCE Allied Forces Checking the German Advance at All Points; Big Drive Stopped Ceiman Attempts Along the Aisne Are Being Held Up By Valor of Allied Armies-Tremendous Number of Men Are Used by Huns-Crown Prince Is Failing in H^s Race ' for Paris.  Paris, Juno -The Fronch liavo Btoppecl the German drive towiinl Piirla, it now muy be snfoly saiil. Ah wivs forecasted wlicii lliu offen-hIvo liognn, it lasted just ciglit days. Tim onomy nioveiuont is now tlKhtoniuB up into n serioa ot battle tor positions in wlilcli tlie I'Vouch liavc tlio advantage oi: Terrain, r Tlie region of Onrcci, wlicre tlio onomy is nialcInK l"a grcatcKt effort, forms rouglily an arena into wliieh lie is marciiing. On tlio iiorlliorn Bide ot the arena lliu dominatinK physical feature is tlic forest ot ViUcr.M Cottcrets and on the south there are hills ranging toward the Miirnc around t;ocherel. Both of these hill jiosi-tions are held by the l''rench. On the west the enemy is confronted by the obstacles formed by the Rivers Ourcq and Savieres so that lie is held on throe sides. MYSTERIOUS PIGEON Nev/ York, June 3.-A myster-ioua pigeon, flying from the ocean alighted on the board walif-' teen survivors of three vessels sunk by. German submarines off t'he Atlantic Coast, and helJ prisoners for a time on a U-boat, reached here late today on an American steamship to which they had been transferred by the aubmarlne. CHECKED EVERYWHERE "With the French Army in "Frftnco, .lunn ;i.- (Associated ]'ress)-The allies are now chocking the German armies everywhere. Terrific struggles toolc place today when frosh Gprinan divisions entered the liun between the'Ourcq'und Oisc Rivers trying with the greijXesl determination to enter the forest of VlUers Cot-terots. .The town ot FaveroUea, oh tJie oclgo ot the forest, was retaken by the nUlea after the moat desperate fighting in wliich the French displayed the utmost hero-Ism against superior numbers. Cholsy Hill, north of the Aisne, near Cholsy-Au-Bac, was the scene ot some terrific figliting. The height changed hands five times and cvoiiituiilly was ca2'-rled in an assault by a battalion �which liad distinguished Itself at IJouaumont in the defense ot Verdun. A cavalry corps executed one of the most brilliant performances ot the war by marching IfiO miles and Immediately joining the hottest part of (he battle, where it fought oft enemy attacks, causing lieavy losses to the Germans. MORE HOPEFUL London. Juno 4.-r-ThG lInn nortM and south' ot Ourcq, east of forest (jf Vlllors-Cotterets wns scone ot tlio heaviest fighting Monday on the Alsno front, says the Router correspondent Willi the Fronch lieadquurtors |u France. Gorman gains were counter-balanced by French gainB and the situation is more hopeful. "Today," continues tlic corros-pondent, writing Monday night, "the fighting 'has boon hardest ; ftlons thQ wostel'Ji edgo' ot\ the forest of Vlllers Cotterets and Boutliwurd betyoen the Oure'q and Marne Valleys. The thick mass ot forobt"otters great opportunity for the dovolopment ot Gorman taotics in an advance by Infiltration. "The GorinaiiH attacked In tho moHiliig witli two dlvlsion.-i, one ot �which, tho 28th, whs entirely frosh. The fighting was terribly bitter, centering around tho vil-higes of Ijongpont, Cyrcy, ifavor-Giles and 'i'rooanes. Uoforo Long-pont tho Onrmiina failed. Corey waH lakeii by the Gorniuns and retaken by tho French. DESPERATE ASSAULT "Foverollos was tho .scene of a clesporate German assault which iiUiniatoly was successful but Troesnes a)id Corey. despHa repeated attftcks, avo iiT*tho hands ot the rrenohi Our counter attack's kept the GermanB constantly in check and enabled the llii� ' of vlUugeal in ...trout ot the fovost ..to be inalntalMBd. The 28th Gor-, man division, Uowover, rollovod the first guards division, �^hlch suffered Iveavlly. "South of the Ourcq the fight-lug i.s obstinate. Toward evening, however, the battle diminished in violence probably becnuao the Gorman Infantry was exhausted by the many hours ot battling In tlic terrific. beat. "On the �whole the enemy has nothing to show tor his day's work. Tht! only change in (lie httttic line east of Chateau Thierry is tho drawing in of the German lino .iround Rhelms. "Tliis line beginning' at St. Leonard on tho Alsne-Marno Canal, passes through Rifle Range on a hill Immediately east of Rhelms. Thence it goes through Betheny to the north and Trols Fontaines on the northwest. WERE BLOCKED Paris. June 4.-Between tho Oise and the Aisne the Germans last night were prevented from making any progress, says today's official statement. The battle continued with the greatest violence between the Aisne and the Ourcq. Tho Germans captured (Continued on Pago 6). PROTEST ARRESI Dublin Corporation Character, izes Govt. Action as Cowardly Dublin, June 3.-(By the Associated Press.)-.\ rosohitioa of protest was adopted by the Dublin corporation today against the arrest and deportation of Sinn Feiners by the British government. The resolution reads: "We hereby enter our'emphatic protest against the cowahlly and unwarranted action of the British government In recently arresting and deporting 88 ot our fellow countrymen and women who are now Imprisoned In Knglaud. "We protest against the cruel and Inhuman treatment to which they are being subjected. It bSIng refused'permission to con'imunlcaVe inqnyway with relatives and frleiitis, nfany ot whom are In Ignorance ot tho prisoners' whereabouts. "We call the attcntlon"of tho lovers of liberty to the methods adopted by tlic English inlnifiter^,-whose declared extremes in the present war are the liberation of small nations, in trying to suppress and. aboilsli'by brute force tho rights and liberties o( the people ot Ireland." A BARGAIN WITH GRUESOME SIGHT which met the c-ycs of the Frenclijlli a Vecnnt advance in the Oise district. Grave robbing is a ghoulish practice but the Ilun has more than once disturbed the dead. T Greek's Attack Enemy Lines and Capture Huge Numbe^' of Prisoners London, June 4.-The successful Greek attack ^Srka de Legen was the biggest success on the Macedonian front since the autumn of 1916 which culminated In the fall of Monastir, says a Reu-ter dispatch from Sslonlkl dated Saturday. Up to Friday evening the. prisoners counted totalled 1,712. "Officers captured by the Greeka did not conceal their admiration for the manner in which the at-track was conceived and carried out against positions always regarded as impregnabl'e. The Greek^ captured the enemy first and second lines, the second being on a level with, if not actually dominating the third line. The first and second lines were powerfully organized with all modern contrivances. '^he success improves the allied position considerably on a difficult sector. Several Bulgarian counter attacks were frustrated by the allied barrage fire which inflicted.severe losses. ASKSFOR RECRUITS ARTILLERY ACTION. London, Juno 4.-The Gerinaii art'l-lery developed considerable activity this' morning between Albert and Serie, on the front above .Vmlens, the war office annouiicet. Dublin, June" 3.-Tho lord lieutenant Issued a proclaniation tonight asking for 50.000 volunteer recruits, and thereafter two to three thousand monthly to maintain the Irish dlvlg Ions. The first call Is to men J8 to 28 years- ot are, and special inducement is ottered ot legislation to Insure that land shall bo available for the men who tight for their country. Growing Crops In District Are in "Excellent Condition Kdmonton, Juno 1,-Crops have mado very litllo advance during the past week owing to. contlmiod cold weather. A considerable amount ot rain has fallen over tho greater portion ^f the province during -the week and the districts which inp to tho present llmo have been .suffering from lack of moisture, have received heavy showers. Small portions ot the proviiico still need some rain. Tho reports show that frost damage Is considerable In the districts whcro niolsturo was needfed, In a^tow parts, cut. worms have been bperatlrik; this 1h confined to some small scattered areas, hownvor, a tew fioldB wllP have to 1^ ro-sown on-this account. Seeding' Is completed With the exception of a small amount of greon teocl. The continued cool weather la rotardlng tho growth ot tame hay;'unless warm weather should coiiie aooii,. the hay crop will not be 'large. � Breaking pralrlo sod Is well under w^y, Lethbrldge district Was blesacd.wlth a very substantial .rain last- week, although Us continuance for two or three days would liaVe done no harm. Several hours of {^aaktng rain tell .tU-moBl over the t!Utir^-B0utl), und this followed by tho fine warm weather lias worked wonders for the growing crops, which have taken excellent root and are showing healthy condition. 116 KILLED IN RAID ON ( OLOGNE Allies Agreed Not to Bomb Hun C'ities on Holiday Because It Was P.ight Washington,* June �).--A recent allied air raid on Cologne caused the death of 146 persons, the State Department waa Informed today. About 150 were Injured. The people of Cologne,.the department's advices said, were thrown Into a state of the "moat absolute panic." Amsterdam, June 3.-(Via Reuters Ottawa Agency)-Captain Perstut, German naval critic, writing ln%B Berliner Tageblatt, on the anniversary of the battle of Jutland, points out that the expectations regarding the results of the battle which were entertained in some quarters in Germany have not been fulfilled. He cites various German press utterances about their naval domination having baen completely shaken and says that the writers probably will have realized by now that ,it was wrong to put such thoughts On paper. "The success of the German fleet at Jutland," hs continues, "waa not able to bring about any change in the situation In the theatres of war. The German mercantile flag Is still "banished from the'^seas. Today it Is opportune again to realize how seriously Great Britain Is to be taken as an enerfli^ Sh ? ? ? > ? ? > ? '> < 'J* <' KING'S MESSAGE. London, Via Ueutora Otta-