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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 4, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME MAIL EDITION ALBEHfAtl JUNE NUMBKR 147 ALLIES HE HUN AD VANCE Allied Forces Checking the German Advance at All Points Big Drive Stopped German Attempts Along the Aisne Are Being Held By Valor of Allied Armies Tremendous Number of Men Are Used by Crown Prince is Failing m ttjs Race for June French have Btopped German drive toward It now may be safely As was forecasted when the offen sive It lasted just The enemy movement la now tightening up Into a aeries of battle for positions in which the French have the advantage of s Therogion of where the onotny is making his greatest ef forms roughly un arena into which he is On the northern side of the arena the dominating physical feature is lite forest of Vtllcrs Cotterets and on the south there are hills ranging toward the Mrirnc around Both of these hill posi tions are held by the On the west the enemy is confronted by the obstacles formed the Rivers Ourcq and Savieres tlfat he is held on three MYSTERIOUS PIGEON New June myster ious flying from the ocean alighted on the board walk at Coney Island Around the right leg of the bird was a tin on the inside of wjrich vwsre the figures A peculiar thing about the bird was that whep a person in civilian clothes came it would try to attack a policeman take the bird to the station it became very seemingly recognizing The navy Intelligence bursauwas 1 iif An Atlantic June teen survivors of three vessels sunk byGerman submarines off he Atlantic and held pris oners for a time on a reached here late today on an American steamship to which they had been by the CHECKED EVERYWHERE With the French Army in Juno Associated allies are now chock ing the German armies every Terrific struggles took place today when fresh German divisions entered the Hue between Oiso Rivers trying with the greyest determination to enter the forest of Viliers Cot town ot on the edge of the was re taken by the allies after the most desperate fighting in which the French displayed the utmost hero Ism against superior Cholsy north of the near was the scene of some terrific The height changed hands five times and was car ried ID an assault by a battalion which had distinguished itself at Douaumont in the defense of Ver A cavalry corps executed one ot the most brilliant performances of the war by marching 160 miles and immediately joining the hot tost part of the where It fought off enemy causing heavy losses to the MORE HOPEFUL Juno lino north anil south of east of forest of VlllersCotterets WBB scene ot the heaviest fighting Monday on the Aisne says the Router correspondent witli the French headquarters in German gains were counterbalanced by French Rains and the situation is more continues the corres writing Monday the fighting has been hardest along the western edge the forest of Vlllors Cotterets and southward between the Ourcq and Maino The thick mass of forest Offers great opportunity for tire development of German tactics in an advance by infiltra The Germans attacked in tho morning with two one of the was entirely The fighting was terribly centering around the vil lages of Faver olles and Uotoro Long pent the Germans Corey was taken by the Germans and retaken by the DESPERATE ASSAULT Faverolles was the scene of a desperate German assault which ultimately was successful but Troesnes and re peated are in the hands of the Our counter at tacks kept the Germans constant ly In check and enabled the line pf iu rout of the forest to be The S8th Ger juun relieved the first guards which suffered South of the Ourcq the fight ing is Toward the battle diminished in violence probably because the Ger man Infantry was exhausted by the many hours of battling in the On the whole the enemy has nothing to show for days The only change in the battle line east of Chateau Thierry is tho drawing in of the German line around This line beginning at Leonard on the AianeMarne Can passes througlTIliflo Range on a hill immediately east of Thence it goes through Betheny to the north and Trols Fontaines on WERE ILOCKED June the Oise and the Aisne the Germans last night were prevented from making any says todays official The continued with the greatest viol ence between the Alsne and the Tho Germans captured GRUESOME SIGHT which met the eyes of the recent advance in the Oise Grave robbing a ghoulish practice but the Hun has niore than once disturbed the Continued on Page Dublin Corporation Character izes Action as Cowardly June Associated of protest was adopted by the Dublin corporation to day against the arrest and deporta tion of Sinn Feiners by the British The resolution reads We hereby enter ouremphatic pro teat against the cowardly and unwar ranted action of the British govern ment In recently arresting and de porting 88 of our fellow countrymen and women who are now Imprisoned In We protest against the cruel and Inhuman treatment to which they are being it being refused per mission to communicate inBiiyway with relatives and niany whom are in ignorance ot the pri soners We call the attentionof the lovers of liberty to the methods adopted by the English whose declared extremes in the present war are the liberation of small in trying to suppress abolishby brute force the rights and liberties of the people ot ARTILLERY June German art lery developed considerable activity this morning between Albert and on the front above the war office Greeks Attack Enemy Lines and Capture Huge Number of Prisoners June success ful Greek attack aSrka de Legen was the biggesv success on the Macedonian front since the aut umn of 1916 which culminated In the fall of says a Ren ter dispatch from Salonikt dated Up to Friday evening the prisoners counted totalled captured by the did not conceal their admiration for the manner in which the at track was conceived and carried out against positions always re garded as The captured the enemy first and second the second being on a level with if not act ually dominating the third The first and second lines were powerfully organized with all modern Jhe success improves the allied position considerably on a diffi cult Several Bulgarian counter attacks were frustrated by the allied barrage fire which severe lord lieutenant issued a proclamation tonight asking for volunteer and thereafter two to three thousand monthly to maintain the Irian divis The first oall is to men 18 to 28 yearsof and special inducement is offered of legislation to insure that land shall be available for the wen who fight for their Growing Crops In District Are In Excellent Condition June have made very little advance during the past week owing continued cold A considerable amount of rain has fallen over the greater por tion 4f the province during the week and the districts which to the present time have been from lack of have received heavy Small portions of the province still need some The reports show that frost damage is considerable In the districts where moisture was In worms have been operating this is confined to some small scattered a fenr flolda wilPhavo to resown on this Seed ing is completed With the exception of a small amount of green The continued cool weather is retarding the growth of tame hay unless warm weather should come the hay crop will not be Breaking prairie sod is well under Lethbridge district was blesafd with a very substantial last al though its continuance or two or three days would have done no Several hours of soaking rain full al most over the emir and this followed by the fine warm weather has worked wonders for the growing which have taken excellent root and are showing healthy condi 146 KILLED IN RAID ON COLOGNE June recent allied air raid on Cologne caused the death of the State Department About 150 The peo ple of departments advices wVrs thrown into a state of the most absolute June Reu ters Ottawa Pertlus German naval writing Berliner on the anniversary of the battle of points out that the ex pectations regarding the results of the battle which were entertained in some quarters in Germany have not blien He cites var ious German press utterances about their naval domination hav ing been completely ahaken and that the writers probably will have realized by now that was wrong to put such thoughts on The success of the German fleet at he was not able to bring about any change in the situation in the theatres of The German mercantile flag is still banished from the1 Today it is oppor tune again to realize how serious ly Great Britain is to be taken as an She has never yet lost a foreign She hat triumph ed at the end of every1 now sacrifices her blood In Words suoh asthe Brit ish realize that if they experience a second It will be all up with their naval domination are worth less in these bitterly hard They indeed will be heardwith displeasure and Indig nation by our naval men for many Of these already have learned by sxperlSnce that the British are brave and strong and they know that the utmost exertion of strength Is needed to beat them should they come to another Allies Agreed Not to Bomb Hun on Holiday Because It Was Right June Via Renters Ot tawa to questions In the house commons regarding he agreement to the government to request of the Vatican not to bom sard Cologne on Corpus Christie Bonar Law stated the appeal of the Vatican had been received by the AngloFrench governments and the reply in terms already announced had been cent after consultation and in agreement with the French govern The staff of the air ministry also had been Tlie action of Jthe Germans in shelling Paris despite our undertaking will not Mo forgotten in the event or any similar appeal being made in the the chancellor Hall asked Did the Germans undertake thataircraft used in pro tecting back areas would not be used for bombing hospitals and troops on Corpus Christ Day Bonar Law replied that the air min istry was of the opinion that German aircraft would not be so if only because the notice was too short for an expedition to be Replying to further questions Bonar Law said the decision was tak en by the war cabinet after full con sideration of all relevant CarrGomme Was the atten tion of the Vatican drawn to the Whitsunday air raid on London and the Good Friday bombardment ot Raris Bonar Law Obviously the government would have been ful ly justified in view of the Whitsunday raid in refusing to consider the It seemed a peculiar example of Ger man thai such a request shouid been submitted by the Germans after wliat but al though it was an impudent request it does not follow that it was an unwise British Herbert asked Were the Germans asked reciprocally to spare places behind the AngloFrench line Bonar Law Had made such a request it would have implied that we were making a bar We were not making a bargain but were doing what we thought Frederick Whyte asked Has the Vatican made any representations to regarding the bombardment of Paris on Good Friday Bonar We are riot aware that the Vatican has done but we have drawn the attention of the Vatican to the bombardment of Paris on Corpus Christl Five Hundred Missing and Nine Ships Sunk in the Sub War Off American Coast Germans Have Taken Substantial Toll in Ships in Submarine Warfare Along American But Have Accomplished Little of Military Value for They Have Sunk No Trans ports As oi REFUGEES AISNE FILL Entire Population of Villages Invade Capital For Shelter From Huns MAY CALL STRIKE ITELEGRAPHERS reports for the past week are although tho first half of the wank was dry and a west wind Thursday evening at 0 the first shower of rain which was followed by more during the Fridaywas snow and rain all and cool eve with warm sunshine during the day is making the crops of nil klnda grow very while the vegetables and garden truck in making excellent Weather as we have Had the pasl week makes the farmer and it is as the busi ness men are now reflecting the same kind of a smile in prospect of the good of Since then hall insurance has been written iu large as the rain has guaranteed a crop and all are now ready to invest in hall iosuvanca I June A decision as to whether he will cull a strike of com mercial telegraph operators will bo president of the telegraphers union announced to after he reached whence he go We are not in any hurry go ing ho Are Locked Out San June of 103 operators in ho offices of the Postal Telegraph Company 101 wero locked out because they reported for work wearing union it was said last night by sec retary of Liberty Council of the Com merclal Telegraphers Union of Am SAVED SISTER June wasdrotwned Elk Lake after having ON I pulled his elevenyearold sister Bessie of June from the Aisne and Marne districts continue to pour into coming not only by every available but even by canal boats and all other means of The arrivals Monday include the entire population of the village of which had spent three days packed into a boat with hastily gathered AH the refugees were desolate and were met by Red Cross trucks loaded with As soon as the sufferers had been fed they were taken to temporary shelter at where they were vis ited by the minister of the The Red Cross also has established roadside canteens where troops on tho way to the front can be refreshed and refugees can be A most varied array of transport able property Is being carried by the There nre aliirni um family live rabbits and cases of champagnc kegs of crates of folding beds and fur Those who mado the trip in canal barges were within range of German artillery fire for hours but tho casual ties were limited to two babies who fell overboard and were BANK June the house of commons yesterday Andrew Bonar chancellor of the said the government proposed to in troduce legislation to put the recommendations of the committee on bank In the he a com mittee wquld be set up to advise the government as1 to the desirability f any schemes of amalgamation which might be New June five hundred and siri hundred per sons were missing at sea today of Germanys submarine warfare brought home to Amer ican The passengers and crews 3f two steamships and two schooners were unaccounted for theirfate Of 220 passengers and a crew of 130 were on the New York and Porto Rico liner Carolina when she left a southern A wireless call for help was pick ed up from the Carolina on Sun day saying she was being shelled and the vessel herself has been given up for The City of carrying 52 passengers and 65 of a She due in Boston this morn The others the exact number unkrtown comprised the crews of the de stroyed schooners Jacob Has kell and Samuel Hathaway of While the country has been startled by the appearance of the enemy raiders on this side or the the fact stood out to day that although they have been in American waters ten their success a military point of view has been They got mo transport or ship bound with war supplies for Eur The total American tonnage known to have been destroyed in the raid amounts mere than tons all seven of sailing IS SAFE Vineyard June City of Columbus of the Savannah Line which It was fear ed had been sunk by a German is safe in an Atlantic PICKED UP BOAT New June British steamship arriving here today from Cuba picked up at sea an empty boat of the New York and Porto Rico SURVIVORS New June boat from the Carolina containing nineteen including two was landed at SHELLED LIFE BOATS New June that the German submarine that attacked the New York and Porto Rico liner Carolina shelled her life boats was brought here today by a British steamer from West In dian A British ship reported that she had picked up at 4 yesterday off Cape May an empty motor boat belonging to the Carolina damaged by shell The hull of the or boat had been pierced by the fire of the Uboats One of only three oars found In the boat had been splintered in a way that Indicated the use of a machine was found In the boat a mans cap and m number of biscuit NINE SUNK New June Amer ican vessels were known tonight to have been sunk by German submarines off the North Atlantic coast since May The largest to fall prey to the raiders which are seeking to pre vent sailing of transports with troops for the battlefields of France was the New York and Porto Rico I ins of 8000 which was attacked Sunday night abput one hundred and twentyfive miles southeast of Sandy The fate of her 220 passengers and crew of who took to the boats when shells be tq fall about the was unknown late but there was hope they had been picked up by some passing ship or would reach shore safely in the small Only one life was lost in the sinking of the other Besides the the known victims of the Uboati are the At lantic Refining Companye tanker Herbert tne steamship Vinne Connie of 1800 tons and six the largest of which were the new ship of one thousand and the Ed ward The crews of these vessels have been landed at Atlantic Reports brought ashore by the indicated that the Winne Connie ant nearly all the schooners were sunk by the same which had been lurking in the path of the shipping off the Nsw Jersey Coast and the Dela ware since late last The stories told by the of the indicated that the commander of the submarine was unusually humane for a Ger man In no instance so far as known was a life boat shelled and in all cases the crews were given opportunity to escape or were taken aboard the where some of them were kept prisoners for eight days before they were turned adrift to be picked up by a passing WIRELESS APPEALS An Atlantic June A British steamship which came into port at full speed today reported having picked up wireless appeals for help from two American tank steamships which were at tacked off the New Jersey Both of the tankers reported that they were WAR RISK RATES JUMP New June risk rates took an abrupt jump on re reipt of the news of the submarine warfare on this side of the Atlan Maritime underwriters ad vanced insurance from one to two per cent to all coastwise at well as transAtlantic and it was stated the quotations might go even higher If the Uboat men ace was not NOT UNEXPECTED June appear ance of German submarines off the New Jersey coast was not expected in circles Rear Chambers of the when asked if there was any truth in rumors that subX maVlnes were off this said he had not heard such Naval June the Edward the names of twq other sunken ships have been report ed to the They arethe er Jacob Haskell and the Isabella A navy department statement an nouncing the sinkings saya Th navy department has been informed that three American schooners been sunk off this coast by enemy sul The steamship arriving at New York this reported that the four masted schooner Edward was sunk by submarines at fifty miles southeast o and that the Bristol rescued the crew and brought them to It also rescued the crew o anotlv er sailing vessel which was Bristol reported that she encounteret a submarine thirtyeight ofi Barnegat at and thai two submarines were operating that The steamship Grecian reported that the schooner Jacob Haskell was sunk by gun fire by a German submarine in the same general local ity at noon The crew was H was also reported that the Ta abella Willey was shelled by sub Captaih Neweomb of the Cole stated that his vessel was attack ed by a German submarine which boarded took away his papere and placed bombs on The ca tain and crew took to the Cap tain Newcomb stated that the marine which attacked him was abonl 200 feet and carried two large one forward and one aft and s smaller gun He states that he saw distinctly one other sub marine besides the one which attack ed The second be ing in the near submerged with her periscope Secretary of the Navy Daniel dered the port York closed outgoing ships with restrictions until further MARKETS Winnipeg June opened 1 to l4c lower for July at 79 78 to 80 Flax opened 2 l4c lower for Julj at Inspections yesterday totalled 53 cars of which 391 were contract gradei ot KINGS Via Reuters wa June to birthday congratulations from Field Marshal King George Said My heart is wore ever with the I know how splendidly they are fight Come what toe na tional spirit will carry us through to a triumphant v ;