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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 14, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XJ. ) LIVrilBlUDGR �ALBEfttA, FRIDAY, JUNE U, 1918 NUMBI Mr. Woods In hl.s presidential ad-ilt-esa Impressed upon the meeting the ineahl*ig of the won^ '"sorvice," Beacon Ffres, Mr. Woods said tho new.spitpers today were as beacon tires, leaving no hollows in Canada tilled with the shadows of doubt or tear or treason. "We have done our host in the last year to strengthen the hands ot the government," ho said. "To observe the restrictions ot a voluntary censor-, ship, to modify as f�r as, possible, the acerbities of politics, to unify the spirit ot our people and to promote tho success ot all movements for the welfare oC our men at tiro front and pur citizens al home." After paying tribute to the work of .lohn M. Imrio, secretary and general manager ot the association, jiv. Woods referred to the part in Ahe Victory .Loan canipatgn which was undertaken voluntarily by the press ci'id said that a similar campaign may bo necessary In the coming fall. He spoke jof the time of stress In which the country la living and- ot the Importance of the press In moulding pig�llc thought. In tho afternoon ,lhe dltterent sec-, tlons mot when business ot intere.-it only to tho^o sections wore transacted and discussed. Edmonton Man. M. It. .leimings of tho i'^lmonton Journal has been elected chairman ot tho daily section and J. N. Chev-rier of Lo Devoir, chairman of the Ontario and Quebec section. HAVE SOME VERY RIDICULOUS DEMANDS TO MAKE ON ALLIES BULIfcTINS SEIZE^UN SHIPS. Lima, Peru,.-June 14-^^The Peruvian goyernn^nt, through its military force8,.'has tal4 ZIJYDER ZEE. The Hague, (lune 14.-The first chamber of th* Dutch parliament today passed without division the bill for damming and draining the Zuyder Zee. FORD WILL ACCEPT. Washington, - Jime 14.-Henry Ford announced here List night that at the~-request of President Wilson he had decided to become a candidate for United States senator for Miehioan. if the nomination should be offered him. London, June 14,-(British Admiralty per Wireless Press.)-On the strength of the military situation in France, the German militarist journals apparently have been inspired to put forward new German peace terms of the most aggressive character. _ There is not much talk now of peace without indemnities and annexations. On the contrary, there is to be the severest punishment for all Germany's opponents, according to .these newspapers. The Kreuse Zeitung says that as regards Great Britain, Germany will require the reduction of the British navy to a maritime police force, the cession to an international council of Ijibraltar, iVlalta, "Aden and Singapore; guarantees against economic measures against German trade and provision for the supply to Germany of raw materials under the most favored nation terms and the restoration of all ccnqucrcd German colonies. In return for these cessions Germany would be prepared to retire from Belgium, taking the Congo state in her pocket. The Kreu7e Zeitung says it thinks this is, on the whole a modest programme. BIGOlAHNE Seaplanes Ascertain Naval Raid Did Damage a Mile , Square ' Is Austrian Drive Coming Rome, June 14,-Austro-Hungar-lan forces yesterday launched an attack against the Italian lines on Cady Summit and the Monticello \ Ridge,, the Italian War Office an-] nounced today. The attack was /broken by the Italians. BRING LANDS INTO USE. THEY URGE Montreal, June 14.-~iVt the final session ot tho Eastern association of Baptist churches, which Is holding Ita annual convention hero, ^resolutions woj:e passe(| urging membora of Hap-tist churches to bring pressure to bear on civic, provincial and federal governments to consider taxing of hind values so as to prevent them being held out ot uiB, Another resolu- tlon adopted was that steps should be taken to secure a school attendance law throughout the province of Quebec, � ' ' Venice, Jane l-l.-Ii.:i::.iu snanlan'i.s havt vi.sitod the scene of thr, action on .Monday when two A'lstriin l)al'le-ph.ps were torpedoed hy two Italian torpedo boats and have lound wreck age a mile stiuarc, ton miles north ot where tlie attack took place, having been carried there by the currents. Many dead sailors were seen in the waters. The seaplanes also visited. Ilio harbor ot Pola and ascertained that there is only one Austrian dreadnought there. As thorn Is no other dread-naught ntloat any,whero in the Adrl-.itlc. Commander Rizzo and his companions In Monday's exploit feel snt-isfiod that they sank both the Austrian warships. BUY WOOL CLIP. London, June 14.-"It is announced that .the Imperial government has purchased the whole of the Australian wool clip for the period of the war and for one year afterward," said a dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Company from Melbourn-j. N IRISW ARRESTS. Dublin, Jun� 14.-(Associated Press.)-The police raided a workmen's club In Vorl > ? > ? '> : : > > * ? ? CLARESHOLM MAN ? WOUNDED. <� Lieut, C, McKenzio, Clares-", ' holm, Is'In the ciiHiiiilllos lo-< day as wounded. .; ;< : ? ; : : : � : Pari*? June 14,-i-.(Vla' Reuters Ottawa Aaency)-r-ene�ny submarine operation! 'have lessened greatly In this' western and central English channel aince the blockading of Zeebrugge and Os-tend. The number of-aubrjiarlnes , oper^iting has also appreciably ^ diminished owlrig to the-tovere losses In recent montlis.. '< Ask Workers Registration Day Here At least 200 workers are noodetl In Lethbrldge for roglstvation day, June 22nd. to aid tho officials In handling the registrants, and tho Sir Alexander Call chapter of the 1.0.D.E. Is ontloav-orlng to HC'curo those workers from among volunteer \womeu workers. Thus far only 21 have responded to the call. In order to make it more convenient tor women to aid ,ln thfs moat important war work, the polling houfs. which are from 7 a.m. to 10 i).ni. will bo divided Into three shifts, raornlnK till 12, afternoon till 6 and nvenliii;. Ladles who can enguRe in this work are asked to^phono Mrs. Lundy, and to, Ktato which shift they are wiUius to work on. \' ' Subs Again on U.S. Coast An Atlantic Port, June 14.- Ships ready to sail from here last night and today were turned back on reports that a submarine was operating eighteen miles off the Virginia Capes. An American steamer from Wes Indian ports arriving here today report that on Tuesday, Off Cape Hatteras, the vessel picked up a wireless call for help from a ship between her and the shore which, the message said, was being shelled by n.German submarine. The fate of the vessel was not learned. The last ship definitely known- to have fallen victim to German submarines in American waters, was sunk on June 10, the day previous. If the Keamun has been destroy-~ ed, this is the largest steamship yet sunk during the U-boat warfare on this side of the Atlantic. Tl)e Keemun owmed by the China Mutual Navigation Company of Liverpool, was built In Belfast in 1902. It was considered probable she carried a number of passen-oers. . AVitii tlie American .Krmy in'France, Thursday, June I.'i.-Two German airplanes were destroyed and another apparently was driven down out ot control by American aviators on the Toul front today. Three American fighting airplanes attacked a German patrol machine. The (�erraan machine fled toward St. :Mihiol with the Americans In pursuit and then behind the German lines at "rhiaucourt. where the enemy machine was brought down. The other Germans were accounted for in a fight with a German albatross circus of two machines when three American tigliting airplanes went to tlie aid ot two photographing airplanes under attack by the Germans. Tho battle took place over Korrey, nortlt of Pont-A-.Mousson. One Gorman machine was shot down in tlames while tlie other Is believed to have beon crippled. REVIVElAlES � AGAINST Federal Politics Ifitrpdiiced Into Ontario Bye-Election and Charges Made Latest German Offensive Has Been Brought Completely to Halt Now CROWN PRINCE IS STILL KEEPING UP HIS FRUITLESS ATTACKS I ALLARESAFE New York, June 14-Tho At-, eoolated Press carries the following as a bulletin; St, Johns, Nfld., June 14,-The Cunard Lini steamship Ascnnia, with pasaett/ gers, wnt ashore near Roae Blanche off the southwest coast of Newfoundland early today and reports to government authorities here indicated that she was breal^ing uit. There were nine passongers aboard and all were taken off safely with the crew. BRITISH LOSS OF WEEK 34,000 ' London, June 14,-British casualties reported in the week ending'today totalled 34.171 officers and rnen. Of this pumber 4,447 were- killed. The casualties were divided as follows; Officers, klll-etf or died of wounds, 231; men, 4,216; Officers, wounded or missing, 899: men, 28,825. WILSON URGES ' , WOMAN SUFFRAGE Washington, June 14,--President W"aon has again thrown the weight of his influence for the . Federal wor.lan suffrage amendment. The president read a reply he has sent to the French Un-ion of Woman Suffrage who asked him toyprcclaim the principle of,woman suffrage. In it he said. "The services of women during -.thta supremeicrlsis-of the world's history .have becuxjo^'the most signal uaefulness and distinction." Toronto. June 14.-There was a lively time at a meeting of the East York Liberals last night when a (omraittoe was appointed for the purpose of selecting a candidate to op-Iiose Hon. George S, Henry, the new minister of agriculture, in bye-election ot August 19. The Union government and tho Hear.st government was denounced by Wm. ProudtoQt. leader ot the Ontario opposition. Uncomplimentary things were said about Hon. N. W. Uowell and W. T. R. Preston, the chief scrutineer and representative overseas ot Sir AVilfrid Laurior during the last Federal election, and repeated his charges ot wrongful voting, He declared that thirty thousand Canadian soldiers perjured themselves and were driven to perjury by commanding officers, the latter including brigadier generals and colonels. He declared further that an entire battalion that was enlisted In Ontario was compelled to go to the polls' and swear that tUey were not boru and had never resided In Ontario, ftlark Brodin of Toronto, declared he voted tor Union government because a vote for Laurler would mean no more reinforcements for the Canadian army. JAPANESE MILITARY LEADERS CONFER Toklo, June 7.- (Associated Press)-An important council, attended by Prince FushimI, Field Marshal Vamagata and Premier Terauchi, Lieut. General Oshlma, the minister of war and others, was held in the general staff, of-floe today. A, joint conference of the field marshals and the admirals haa been summoned for June 10. Increase Forces London. June 14.-A dispatch to the Times from' Tokiq duotes the rail itary correspondent of the Toklo newiipatJBf Asahl us saying that the business oonslderQd by the council a^.ho general Btaft office on June 7 was tho abolition'of the brigade system tor the army, the adoption of a corps system similar to the German, an.l the Increase ot the array to 25 corps of two divisions each, with each dlv.'ston containing three regiments. AUovatlouB are also contemplated In the navy, the correspondent adds. A RECORD. Ottawa, June 13.-A report on the operations of the 'Canadiun Forestry Corps overseas, received by the militia department slates that one corn-party In Franco :1ias mado a record production of sawn liimher. In ten hours' sawing Ihby turned out a total of )56,000 feet, board inwisuro, or ;!72 tons ot one-Inch, two-inch and threo-luch Bciuaro edged butted limber. Logs sttwu ttmnUei'cd.Si'' Paris, .lu^e 14.-Tho result ot the alatcxt Gorman effort after five dayn of fighting is described ineleganlly but aptly by a general who lia.s just arrived from tho front, ao follows: 'Tlie Uormans got a skin full." unitary commentators here are unanimous in reporting one more German failure. Tho enemy has won a strip of territory not without value, but has sacrificed tor 11 precious divisions without at any ijoint attaining his objective and without bringing him any nearer a decisive result. Sucii is also the opinion of Henri Bidou and Colonel Do Thomusson, who would be the last ijersons to hail a victory pre-juaturel.v. BRITISH REPULSED GERMAN ATTACK. Loudon, Juno -A strong enemy party this morning attacked line of the posts recently established by tho iJritish southwest of .Merris, on the Flanders front, the war office announces. The attack was completely repulsed. Tho Germans left some prisoners In tho hands ot the B.rltlsh. Activity by the German artillery in tlie region of Vlllers-Bretonii-eux, to the east ot Amiens, as well as in the Scariie Valley, east of Arras, is reported. FIGHTING HAS ;'TiiSii i DIED DOWN. Paris, June 14.-Plehtfng on the front of the German attack has died down, there being Only loc?!' fighting last night, accorilliig ' to tho statement Issued by the war office today. Between the forest of Vlllers-Cottorets and Chateau Thierry, , (which includes the sector held by American troops) there was artillery fighting during the night. A German attack near Antheuil, west of the Olse, was completely broken up. CROWN PRINCE CONTINUES EFFORTS. IfOndon, June 14.-The German crown prince continues his desperate attempt to overcome the ditflcult forest regions barring his way into the Olse Valley, hnd although by heavy fighting he gets a little nearer to Complegne, hla progress is very slow. Thursday's reports are considered satisfactory. The enemy has progressed about a mile on a v^ry narrow front northeast of Vlllers-Cptterets. but the French troops are showing such determination and courage In coimtor attacks that although reports from Parl.s intimate it may be necessary to give further ground in face of superior numbers, there exists a spirit of ciuiet confidence and trust in General Poch's prudent handling of the situation. The battle Is regarded here as a contest'between opposing reserves. It Is known that the crown prince - has beein compelled to dra.v slightly upon .the reserves of Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria, as .some of' Uupprecht's own men have been Identkled iamong tho twenty .Jiv'slons the Germans have employed since June y. The enemy Ibssos have heon fur heavier after five days ot bitter fighting during which he only advanced about six miles than during any previous engagements on tho Aisne. The view of military experts aim Is that the enemy's main attack has not yet been dellvorea. FIVE DAYS SUFFICED TO STOP OFFENSIVE . With the French -Army in France, June 13.-Five days sufficed to stay the German offensive between Jlont DIdler and Noyon whose objective was Complegne. Despite long preparations U\e Germans were unable to overcome French resistance and brilUant counter attacks by ther alU�d troops took back' everything ot importance which, leH into the hands of the eneiny. during the first rusli with large masses ot troops. The Germans certainly gained some little ground but their design failed lu its great lines. ^ . Today there was an unsuccessful German attack wbst o{ tho Olse but the battle front elsewhere in this region',',was ctilm. This may be a algn that tho enemy has roriouncedfuHher efforts in this direction and is about'to Btart elsewhere. Troops who partlcipalod la tlia battlo ua woll aa' i^v.i�Qu�ia. ui-a Lord Stanniore Corrects Wrong Impression With Regard to Pope's Peace Note l.ondoti. .Time M.- (Renters Ottawa, .'\gency)-Lord Stanmore, replying to a question in the house of lords yesterday said that there wa.s cvidentl.v some idea that the government had boon wanting in respect and courtesy in tho mutter of' the Pope's note on peace. Xotl-ing could have been further from thp thoughts ot the government, he declared. The note was received early in August and a tew days latei-a reply was sent to the effect that tho government had received the proposals ot his holiness witli the most sincere appreciation of the benevolent, inlenlions which aninrated it. A tew days later Presidont Wilson sent a, detailed answer to the note. The British covernment, he said, cTssociated Itself with this answer and i. was decided that there was nothing they could usefully add to it. This was made public al the time. Ilegardlng the clause in tho secret treaty with France, Russia and Italy, excluding the Pope from being represented at tho peace conference. Lord; Stanmore declared that thai was a perfectly reasonable course to taku.; ,Tha Popo was In the same position as the Hovcrclcn ot a neutral state, whoso representative would . In no case be admitted to the peace conference �without the general consent ol all tho' belligerenta.  -.  50,000 IRELAND'S PROPER QUOTA London Juno 14.-Arthur Saraucj.s, solicitor-general for Ireland, replying to a nuestion in the house ot commons yesterday, said that since October, lOlG, about forty thousand men han left Ireland for munition work In Great Britain and more than two thousand had joined the forces. Allowing for the Increased number ot men required for agriculture in Ireland, the 50,000 recruits asked for in'Viscount French's? proclamation, ho declared would represent an equitahlo contribution from Ireland." BRITISki STEAMER ATTACKED BY SUB An Atlantic Port. June 14.-A British steamer arriving here today reported that she received wireless messages from the British steamer Keemun last night that she was being attacked by a German submarine. Two hours later word was received from the vesael that she was sinking. The Keemun, a vessel of 5,871 � tons, said she was off the Virginia Capes. She was last reported as leaving Manila. SWEDISH STEAMER SUNK WITHOUT WARNING London, June 14.--The Swedlihi steamship Dora of 1,555 . tone-, gross, has been sunk without warning, presumably by a Oer-<. man submarine, accordinav.to a di*