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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 12, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta (VOLUME XI. LK'J'HBUinC.K, ALBERTA, Wl :i)Ni:si)AY, .IINK 12, 1918 ALLIED COUNTER- A SUCCE Gierman Statements Lead To Belief Among Allies Biggest Drive yet to Come --r- o---- Objectives of Recent Offen- H PPIJOO DCWO fiMO : sives Have Apparently All U OuUOO I LNO UilO i Been Realized by Germans AT Qj .THIS is INDICATIVE AI THAT MASTER STROKE STILL CONTEMPLATED THE GREATEST GE^IAN DRIVE IS YET TO COME '- ' ^ � ' ^ I .1 - � . ----------------------------------......,__,_U------------------ Yesterday was a Great Day For the Allies on' Battlefields of France MURDERED GIRL, THEN SUICIDED London, Juno IL'.-Tiiesilay's Ger-niiin otficlnl stiitemcnt would se�m to hour the iiUlmntlbn thai the Uernuin Jilgli comiiinnd consliierr, that tho oh-iccln of Its luteBt ottensive already liuve lioen attained and that now tho French are nK^klng auccOHSl'nl counter attacks, tho thrust will "not be finr-BUed tuvther. The ^roat question to military cri-(Icshere Is whetller (ieneral Luden-tlorff's plans yet are fully revealed and ir the (oregoing; Interpretation was correct it would hear out the inipres-Bion held by many experts that the great stroke of the central powers on the western front is still to conie. More Than Expected. The theory advanced by the critics Js that the big offensives or -March L'L" and May 27' both developed suc-vnsses far surpassing the anticipation �f the German epmniand and wore developed mucli further than originally Intended, and that the sjinaller offen-sVcs on April 9 on the Ypres front' an�' the nrosent thrust at the Noyon-Mc'nt. nirtler front were engaged In Rts (liverslona to keep the Franco-British, forces engaged and to proi'ent thoi'il froiii iiiakidg counter offensives h'heh t^d OeriDBiiB were consolidating,' Ihe lliiesi rdpnlt-ih| the contualon and disorder prodtictd by the unexpected diipth of their advances and compiet-hig preparations for their main blow. The proponents of this Uieory point to tho tact that the Germans still have a large number of fresh division.'! ready to throw into the struggle and that Austria's power Is still unused. Tho opinion Is advanced tliat It will Dot be long before the heaviest attack yet seen will he launched by the Uermtins and pi'obably against tlie British front with the olijeet of again dttemptlng to divide the.all'ed forces Jind reach the cliannol ports. ��' �/'��;-:--- Propose Substantial Annuities -Quebec Question-Work of Military Committee O.ttawa. Juno 12.-The story of llie mud Infatuiilion tor Myrtle Styan whicli led Arthur Kodway lo take lier life and then end his own by the use of a razoi' on Friday nigiit, was told last niglil by Arthur MacArlhur, llie dead �irls' hrotlior-in-Iaw. Botli thi! dead weru formerly of Winnipeg. The Klory was told at the ihquc.st last evening. On llii^ nlghl of the tragedy. Rod-way canio lo the MacArthur apartment and asked Myrtle Styan to go o\it with him that evening, but she refused. .MacArthur afterwards asked him lo leave and Kodway grew excited. Rodway went into llie front room where .Myrtle was. . Witness was just going loward the door when ho hoard "a crash" and turning (luickly. saw Hodway fall at bis feet. Myrtle was then on the floor. HEAVY TOLL Ottawa, June 12.-CttU to th'e col-* �rs of 19 yoitr old men is delayed un-.til September or?t' justipe. . Appi'oximatPty,' It is thought, the total win be brought down to 05,0Ui), leaving auqth^r 35,000- rocruita which may � bo se'curoik under the Milltury; BorvicbAct.' ]?i.n'thor, additional yein-forcementa are duily "being iiinde iWallable by tho oxpiratlon of exemp-, ^lons granted to clasa one men.'^ According to'tlie latest figures ayall-kble tllei'o are 14,122 exemption^ of *A" men now under^ review; 0,131 "B" Bon and 4,053 "U" men. Category ' "U" liitludes all niii who. have not been placed In a medical category or ire In 'a category lower than "B") ^ Up to May liT, dalma rov exemptloaB \itUl ifhdlapoheU oirwere: booar trlb-iinaia .1,359; appeal tribunals, 2,038; central appeal jfidge, 17;tl83. i . , Tho largest nuijiiUef of undjaposed clalaiB for oxbiupllou li from Queboo CIt.'k' sad .(flstrlct; On the data ment , Kinod thoro^were 11,459 appeals from }ui�.bo(^ still ponrtliig before Uio, cen iral appeal Judge,. This, nurabois has Ultca-beuu greatly luvioasad London. Out., .Tunc 12.-At (he Presbyterian assembly the committee on pensions proposed' that ,$1000 a year be given to ministers whQ had readied tho age of TO years or who had given forty years of service, and $500 for widows, w-lth adequate provisions for children and orphans, and that total dianbility of ministers be Uken as enulvalent to retlr.ement and that an enlarged committee investigate and make a dotallod report to the next assembly. Rev. Dr. JIcTavlsli of Toronto, supported the reiiolution. An amendment by Rev. John London of Toronto, to reduce the ago retirement to C,^ years, or :15 years of service was lost and^ the assembly approved tho original rcsoUitiou. Foreign Missions. During further consideration of the report of foreign missions board. Rev. Dr. Know.lfis.ot Hamiltpn, complained that only" fifty per cent, of communicants subscribed to the budget.. The deficit ivoV stood at 184,000. Amotion to approve t^e W.M,S. on the questlbn of ralslpgthe amount of tho deficit was lost. -  .VVprk of Coileges. The committee on concentration of "the work of the colleges during the war reported* that "In view of tho vital Importance of the colleges to the church life of the communities which they serve and to the university with which they are affiliated 'your committee rocorariTBnds that each of the colleges continue its work so that there may be no weakening of any powerful Influence in the religious or educational life of the country, no loosening of the ties binding the High school and university .students (o the minlsiiy and no tailoring on the part of the Presbyterian colleges to fulfill tlieir obligations to co-operating theological colleges and to the universities." Other recommendatlonB were for the release of seven to ten professors to take part In special work of the church. This temporarily reduces the Btaff of the colleges to about half of the normal number, which tho coin-mittee held cmild hd done' without serious Inii)alrment Of their ef'tlciency. Tho actions of' the boards ^of colleges in devoting their buildings to national purposes during the war was warmly commended, Tho recommendations were referred to th* business committee. Do Something With Qu*b�e. Rev. Dr. Brandt, speakltig on the report of Point Aux^Trembles acbool predicted that the PrencU-Canadlan race in one hundred .-ytars would be thirty-two million, doUbllng as It did every twenty-five -years. "We must do something with Qn�-bec or Quebec will do something with ws'," he said. ; - .' They had more, than 130,,Roman Catholics at Point Aux Trembles acliool and tlioy never.had any trouble with thom. ,>le plWloil Cor an expansion of tho work. Military Worfc. Rev. Dr. Nell of Toronto, In presenting the niillturyi service committee's report, spoke of hl� visit to the front, lie paid atrong tribute to the chaplains overseas.  Si)oakIng of the criticisms of the Y.M.C.A. ho said thitt two-thirds of those In the Britlall �i';..Vl.C;A. gave their services fre6. U Is absolutely Inipoaslblo.for thom to do thpir work otherwise. llev. Dr.^McKerroll wanted the Protestant church of Canada to organize and deal with roturndd'soldiers. Ho presented two plans, one purely Presbyterian and the other a union plan, under which there would be local committees and a national commission with a central union executive of the Protestant denominations. This plan had been approved by the VON SIEIN SAYS FRENCH BEATEN Declares Foch Reserves Wiped Out and Much War Material Captured Paris, June 12.-Todjiy's fighting" probably will decide on which side victory will rest in 'In; present battle, says Henri Bidoii. the military critic. In reviewing the situation. He says the fighting is t.ikiiig the classical form in which each side has won on one wing. The scales are" now even. By their counter attnck, the French stopped the enemy from carrying out his plan and at the same time assured themselves of a better line of defense. The Germans now are obliged to keep their effectives on the firing line and to dip into their stock of-r8-serves for fresh divisions. The German plan of the present battle, shys Marcil Hutin of the Echo De Paris, in reporting the statements of prisoners, include the attacking and storming of Compiegae by the cavalry or the Guards, under General Von Sohoeler on Sunday evening. Now the Germans not only are not at Com-picgne but they show a great deal less vigor in their efforts, except on their left. With tli(> Kroiich Army In K:\iiko. .Iuik; 11. - l-'rciic)! fjjrinon and mHcliine liuns have ri.'iiiic.d a heavy toll siiici' Sumliiy. All cutiri' liivisiou of the famous .lacKOrs was cm to pinci's at RcRsons-Sur-Malz. whili> a guard division Inst a grpat proportion iff Us of-fcftivtis. (Itlier divisions, it i.s learn-! cd. sutt'cred cquaily during llu' picti-, aration for the atiat7 which were (lominalinl by Ihc allied guns, ICvei\' prisom!!- taken si!cms horror stricken ul the slaugli-tor of his comratlcs. 0-- Frencli, Amerlcans'^nci British in Counter-Strokes T^ke Prisoners ALLIES E I i FRENCH RECAPTURE VILLAGE, TOTAL OF 1000 PRISONERS TAKEN ^1 LOSS Amsterdam. Jiino 12.-'A great part of tire French army has been beaten," General Von Stein, the l^russian war minister declared in a speech to the roichstag. according to Boriip newspapers. "The so-callod Fofh reserve army no longer exists^"' the minister asserted. "The success of tho crown prince's carefully prepared 'attacks! against the French and British on the Chemin des 00*11168 front on May 27 inflicted one of the gravest defeats the entanto has suffered (luring the entire war." General Von Stoin made these atate-ment.s In u review of the military situation, at tho second reading of the army budget in the roichstag yesterday. "Besides his loss in men," continued the minister, "the enemy suffered an enormous toss in war materials and Bquipmeut. Immense stores of ammunition which were piled along th2 lilies of communication behind tho front of tile defeated French array also fell into our hands, just as previously we captured enormous stores from the British army." Crack Divisions of Germans IJrokcn Up and Enemy I^oss is Enormous Creep Into Big Fleet and Torpedo Twg Qf Largest Batf/eshjps TRIED TO STOP A POLITICAL MEETING ON CHURCH I^ROPERTY St. .ludto. Que., June 12.-Interruption by the head pastor of St. Judes, who ordered the audience to disband, marked a mooting held by T. I}. Bouchard, M.L.A. for St. Hyaclnthe.ln tho interest of education, on church property. This was one of a series of meetings .Mr. Bouchard ifed planned to hold in the parishes of his county. ^ The women started to leave Uie grounds, with tho boys and girls, but the great majority of the men refueod to follow them and Jlr. Buchard continued his 'speech. Rome, Juno 11.-An official .stalo-ment issued byiliu Italian Admiralty today follow.s: "At dawn 011 .Munday near the Dal-TOatlon Islaml.s two small Italian torpedo boats under command of Com. Rlzzo liUlgl De :\Iilazzo attacked an Austrian uanil division consisting of tivo large baltlcships oC the Viribus Dnitis class oseoned by ton destroyers. Our units having boldly broken through the lino oi destroyers hit the leading battleship with two torpedoes aiid the otliei'� wiili one and returned to their base unscatlied. Ouo of tho destroyej\s\vhieli jiursued them was damaged seriously." Dreadnought Destroyed. Venice, Tuesday, .May 11.-Ono Aus-"" trian dreadnonglii was destroyed ijnd a second one damaged in tho torpedo attack made by Italian torpedo boats upon an'^'^uistriaii naval division near the Daliilatlaii Islands on Monday, it was officially leiinrted-tonight. In a communication by tho chief of staff of tlio Italian army. Battleships of Uio Viribus T'liitis type are four in number and are the largest in the Austrian navy. They displaye 20,000 tons and carry 1000 men each. Paris, June 12.-(Fiy tlio llavas .\goncy.)-A rcas.suring impression has been produced by a statouieiit given In tho iienato by I'romier Clem-enceau on the situation at the front, lie .said that decisive results had boon obtained at certain points with minimum forces and minimum losses, ivliiio tho enemy losses had been enormous. Ho laid strcsri (in the re-Koiircf's of the French army whicli at certain times had crushed the tier-man offensive, 'netnila of the admirable American effort to dispatch new forces to Franco were given. The i'jcbo De Paris states that there were crack divisions from General Von flutier'ts army in the enemy forces which were forced to retreat in the French counter attack between Roho.s-court and St. Waur. In the centre, divisions of tho Guard commanded by General Von Schooler were repulsed. Tho Petit Journal calls attention to the fact that the appearance of certain olenionts of Prince Rupprocht's army mingles with General � Von Hutler's men Indicates that the Gorman losses were heavy, as the German staff is opp(Jsed to inixing forces from two different armies.  QUARTER WIILLION .S.IR That is Ratejit Whicli Sammies Are Now Going to France President of Manufacturers Vigorously Denounces Agitation For Free Implements in West -V Montreal,-Juno 12.-^^In the course of Ills iwesidentlal address today to the members of tho Canadian Manufacturers Association, S. 11. rarsons dealt largely with the relationship between emidoyoes and omployors, and the problems of tariff, particularly as af-fectinf^ manufacturers and farmers. Under tho caption of "Capital ' anil Labor," ho said; "Wo have now come to see that just as aj^unian body cannot, do its best worloihlesB the integral parts aro�act-Ing togellier, so in (lie case of our great industrial system there must bo a living spirit of working together In order to complete service. Wo have had, perhaps, more or loss of the external form and have boasted too much about the body of doinocracy when having little of tho soul. Looking around us, and especially in old Y.M.CA. and by other Protestant chiirches. world countries, though not unknowa Rev. Dr, Campbell Informed the as- even in Canada, there are armed scmbly that local action already had tieen taken by the Protestant chutches of Montreal, Tlje 'suggestion' was adopted by the assembly and a committee named to select, the Presbyterian members of ttie ceutrali 'executive. ," ' THE WEATHER HiBh.............. Low .............. Forccait-Pair and cooler. 87. 54 camps of capital and labor. I have no hesitation In saying that those should find some method of union. These two classes must stand together in their own Interests, There must be a mooting ground whore antagonism and suspicion shall not dwell. Thq situation at prospnt Is apparently described by tho (luotation: " 'In tho world of Indualry omplpy-'ers explain too little, tynployoos ax-claim loo much, oconomic lonclierg proclaim only a bias, aud politicians only descUiim, There is no one to interpret-no, not (me.' " Better Relations In dealing willi better relationship of employers anil workers, Mr. Parsons gave ;is his conclusion that there can bo no universal botterniont applying to oatdi and every worker in .my scheni* of cooperation without individual participation if we are to hold our own against other countries ami nations whoso co-oporiitlon wo have ^to meet both at home' and abroad. ' It appears to mo that It is luii)Qss-iblo for UH to develop immediately a satisfactory plan of co-operation that might suit all tho different Industries with their varying conditions. There Is, liowevor, no reason why a start should not be uiudo and some headway gained. The evolution. of Processes must bo gradual, the now heaven and Iho nQw,,oarth will not burst upon us la a day. day's wiir office ^tntemonl I'o- ? ; porting on the British oporat- > ; Ions In this area, rr~*.--------------*--- , \; (OoKTiKUKD cm Paqu 5). 1 ? ? ? ? ? � * ; ? tn.-irl;;ilile coiiraKc and willingness to gel al Iho cucniy. v.lio appciirpd I'oniplelely dismayed by tlielr lUisli. Horses iHUild \)o seen rushing forward to save Ihe. guns and ;-(iii)e of llie (Jeriiiaus lost their luMiis i-onipli'tely. The ballle- Loiidou. June' 12.-.\n enemy raiding iiarly last night attacked a British iiost in Aveluy Wood, but was roimlspd. the war office announ.ced today. The British lairied out a successful raid in llie Boyelles regkni, capturing a few prisoners. � . BRILLIANT COUNTER^ ATTACK OF FRENCH Paris. June 11.-The French have struck the Germans a hard blow along a seven und.'half mile front between Rubescourt and St. .\laiir. rccaiituring Uelloy. Ooiilis Wood aud heights between Cour-cnlU.'s and Mortcmer. The Ger-niiiiis .suffered heavy lo.sscs and left more than a tliousand pris-Oilers and some guns in the htinds of tlic I'^rench. .�\iiu;rican troops brilliantly carried Bellou Wood this moriUug/ taking throe hundred prisoners., GERMAN ADVANTAGES n the river and the Vlllers-Cot-terels forest. Violent ('ombats are he-lug fought on tho front of Doniniier.s, Cutry and South of Ambleny. Heaps of German Dead Paris. June 12.-The ground over which the French advanced in theiiv counter attack Tuesday was literally liiled with Gorman dead, the Ihiva.s correspondent at llu! front says. In relakiiig j5nlloy and reaching thu southorii ouisUirls of St. Maur tho French stirjiriscil tli(^ German's, who until thou bad thought Ihoy wore masters of tlie situation. Tho Germans, retired in disorder and brought horses � to the first lineal full speed In order to carry away their guns. The aritimt and valiant coiuiler attack, the correspondent says, proved that the French have ,nol lost their hitting- jiowor. 1! NArN'LPRoyiBmon At Big U. S. Medico Meet-Should Ignore German Scientists After War Chicago, Juno 12.-National prohibition Vor tlio benefit of nillitary and civil populations alike, the necessity for each county in the United States sending a (|uuta of twenty per cent, of the medical men Into the army service and the withdrawal of doctors generally from asst.cialion after tho war with German scientists until Germany has purged Itself of guilt, were featurea of tho address of Dr. Arthur D. Bevan of Cliicago, installed last night a."; president of tlie American /Medical Association. Dr. Char.les Mayo, Rochester. Minn., retiring president; Surgeon General Gorgas, U.S.A.; Surgeon Gcnoral. Braisted, II.S.N.^ Assistant Surgeon General Rucker'and medical nipn from the nations of the entente. a(-tonded the war meeting of the ascio-clatlon today, In addition to hundreds of physicians and surgeons from all sections of the cpnniry. Dr. Justin Goilart, chief of the misRion sent to Iho convention from Krance, brought a message of hope and confidence to the assembled physicians. $30 ACRE SCHOOL L (Sljoelal to tho Ilernld) Foremost,' JUne 12.-At the sale of school lands here yesterday out of 230 parcels offered for sale nbottt 17.1 were sold, 'hio highest price paid was $30 per acre for a section three miles southeast of Foremost. There were about 400 buyers present and great interest was evident. All tho buyers were residents of tlio district, and little, if any of the land fell into tho hands of speculators. It la bollevetJ- the sale Is considered quite satisfactory from tho standpoint,' of the government. POOL RESOURCES U. S. AND CANADA Montreal. June 12.-A pooling of, resources botween tho United Sf.tefil aiid Canada Is recommondud by thoi tariff commission, which reported to the Canadian Manufaclurors' � Association at the opening session today a^ ; tho Windsor llotol, at Its amuual �oar ventlou. ., . - )> = ^r' 71 ;