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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 19, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LivniBHiD(;i':, alberta, wi'.dni-lsday. .ium-: id, luis GERMAN ATTACK AT RHEIMS FAILS TENSION IN PARIS RELAXES-JUBILANT OVER ITALIAN FEAT Austrians Had Important Positions As Objectives Came Nowhere Near Them New Light Thrown on Plans of Austria by the Prisoners / Taken By the Allies VITAL MOMENT IN HISTORY OF THE ITALIAN NATION Roms, June 19.- The Italians have captured since the beginning of the Austria-Hungarian offensive on the Itniiitn front prisoners to the number of 9,011, and have tal; thai Visconnl .Mllner is lean destrnyen- was related by ,\n-I efforts to divide the allied ' drew Stephenson, secretary of the as.sueiation of ilotary Clubs of (ireat Britain, in a talk to the Baltimore Ito- i Germans Deliver Attack in Force Before Rheims, But Fail Entirely MAKE NO GAINS; FRENCH DEFENCE FIRM; BRITISH IN A RAID Baltimore, June 13.-The receni central powers bnl says his efforts ttill go unrewariled. "The German 'yoke'," says Baron tary Club today. "Tlie second day out of Liverpool," said -Mr. Stephenson, "we were startled while at dinner by a thump against the shiji's side. The steward ordered all to remain in tlieir seats. "I.,aler we found that a Herman submarine had made an attack on ono of the ships In the convoy and then submerged. "An American destroyer immediately imtde for the spot where the sub-marine went. down and exploded a 'depth charge, sinTiing the submarine. "Tlio ne.xt morning n Gertuan siih-marine appeared alongside the ship. The.first .shot fired al it went wide, hut the second hit it squarely and the sea wolf went down witii all its'crcw." EtiisiiuLES REGAROIfOEGISFN Must Sign Cards Given By Reg- istrants-Extra Clerks Are Engaged Buriaii. "for Austria is tlio yoke of friendsliip, and has comidete consideration for the interests of both par-lie.�. Otherwise the relationship between Austria-Hungary and Germany would no^ be possible for a moment, i We will bear our burdens in common until a victorious end Is achieved. "Let Viscotiiit .MMiier sineerely try to seek enllghlenment on hia idea lliat the cenirnl powers-desire to ' wade through wider seas of blood to world domination, lie will he astonished how tremendously tar our ahiis are removed from those our opponents re-poatedly seek to inlsrepresout to the world as ours." . .'' . ' 7' HOSPITAL BURNS, Buffalo, N.Y., June 19,-The hospital building of the Erie County Poor House was ''burf\ed to^ay. Fifty persons were carried to places of safety by nurses and attendants. The loss Is estimated at $75,000. The flames spread to the tuberculosis and the maternity hospitals deteched bultdinBs connected witli tho main hospital by covered passages. Both were destroyed, bringing the loss to $150,ClO0, The fire followed an explosion In the pharmacy In the main hospital building. More than 300 patients wore removed by the hospital force without mishap. Itain tell tor nearly seven hours yesterday afternoon and Inst ,.evening, in a bolt south of Grassy T.,nko and How Island, according lo reports received hy The Herald this morning. Tho rain fell whore 11 was very greatly needed, and will bring much relief to the etopa. Farmers in these dls. irlcls are naturally elated n6\f. The ruin also fell it Is believed at Many-berries, but not at Koromost. The rain also reached as far oast as Seven Persons. n � SERIOUS ALIEN AERIAL DEFENCES PARIS EFFECTIVE Paris, June 19.-The Germans have attempted fourteisn air raids upon Paris since' January 31, but only twenty-two of the more thi^n three hundred' machines which took part in them have succeeded in flying over the city, according to a record of tho cmamy lefforts published in the Excelsior, ' this morning. The newspaper � comments upon tho effectiveness of the aerial defences of Pari� thus indicated. Nine of the twenty-two ' machines whicli penetrated the bart-ler. It adds, were brought down by the Freneh defenders of the capital. Windsor, Ont., June 19.-Drastic action ifas been taken by the government authorities to end the alien enemy menace in this district. Thirtyielght of the ftuss-ians arrested Tuesday In this city as violators of the Military Ser-. vice Act were sent to London early this morning by order from Ottawa, They,were in chat^ge of an armed guard. The authorities intend, it Is said, to put them in iiniform. , At a meeting Tuesdhy night in Ford, alien residents of that town decided hot to return to work until the release of Perehuda and his followers, was ordered. They however, promised to comply with the registration act and arrangements have been made to register them this morning at Ford, SODDEN STOPPAGE OF WORK ON WAR PLANT Soldiers at Niagara Take Over Site of New Cliemical Factory Ottawa, .fnne 1i1.-Hon. Gideon Uob-erlson, head of the Canada Ueglstra-lion board, when seen today with regard to the registraUon of man and �woman power throughout the Dominion, laid strong emphasis on the point thai answers lo questions on all the cards, both male and female, mnsl ba recorded by the deputy registrars given to them by tho registrant. It a deputy registrar ha.s any rca.spn lo know that the anBv.ors were, not true ho must record this tiict on the liSck of the card, the regulations providing for dealing with persons who wilful ly gave wrong information. bExtra Clerks, tlawa, June 18.-In order that tlie regislraUon. of Canada's man ind woman power and all the subsequent statistical work which will be involved, may be completed as rapidly as possible, compilation of the results will be carried out by the Domiiv ion Bureau of Statistics'. Five hundred exlrn clerks will he employed and in addition to the bureau offices, ono of the l'|k)6rs in> the' Victoria museum Will bo'required' tor. the work. FROM CORPdRAL TO COLONEL, HIS RECORD Niagara Falls, X. V.. June 19.- Work on the ?I,OOt),OOo plant under construction north ot Ihia city for the manufaelnre ot chemicals used extensively in the war was stopped abruptly late yesterday, Al four o'clock a company ot soldiers from FoVl Niagara mareliod on tho grounds and the workmen were ordered lo pick up their tools and leave. The contract for the conslruclion of the building.s is held by the J. (J. White Kngineering Corporation. J. J. iMcLelland, the concern's reiu'esenlu-tive here, declared that ho had received no ii'istruellons. Army officers refused to say wliy the work was slopped. ANOTHER AUSTRIAN _ WARSHIP DAMAGED Paris, June 18,-At the time the Austrian battleship WIen was destroyed in the harbor of Trieste, , on the night of December 9, 1917, by an Italian torpedo boat destroyer, two torpedoes were launched against the"" Austrian cruiser Budapest, according to the Tri-buna of Rome, says a Havas Agency dispatch. Although It Is not admitted by the Austrian admiralty, It has bean learned that the Budapest is now being UHgd as a barrack ship, according to the Tribuna. ZEEBRUGGE HARBOR COMPLETELY BLOCKED THE WEATHER High ........................ 88^ Low.......................... -51 FprootiBtr-Cool v�lth shower*. Victoria, B.C., June 19,~Major George Pe�irkesi;M.C.,' V,C. of this city, wHo' hi(6 been ' in nominal command of the 116th Battalion since the beglnnino of the present year, has bepn promoted to lieutenant colonel with command of the unit. He left Victoria as a corporal with the 2nd C.IVI.R, Be-'fore the war began, he was in the R.N.W.M.P.. at Whitehoroe, and came here to enlist with the 2nd C.M.R. He has been wounded on at least two occasions, the -last time at Passohendaele. TRAIN S. AMERICAN .TROOPS IN THE U. S. Amstierdam, June 16.-The entrance to. the harbor of Zcebrugge is blocked, according 'to Lieutenants George Coward and John i^ead of the British' Royal Air -Force, who landed in the province of Zeeland MondEfy and are to be interned at The Hague. In an intervle|v published in the Tele-gra.if they say the Germans are working day and night to clear the passage, but each night British aviators demolish the German's progress. The cement ships sunk In the harbor are still there and the Germans are afraid tc blow them up for fear they will also destroy the ^ sluices. The lieutenants assert that no submarines can enter oi*! leave Zee-brugge. The blooMM|^f Ostcnd is not so complet3|^Bkthe Germans are having /Jre" trouble there. Paris, June 19.-The Germans last night after a violent preparatory bombardment began an attack on the Rheims front between Vrigni and La Pomelle, the War Office announced today. The French are resisting the German blow with entire success. On the western front of the attack the enemy was not able evert-to reach the French line. In the centre, before the city, the Germans were completely repulsed and suffered heavy fosses. East of Rheims the French were equally successful. ' BRITISH RAID London, June 19.- British troops last niglit successfully raided the German lines in tho region to the south of Hebuternc, north of Albert, the War Office announced today, A British post recently taken Ijy the Germans near Vieux Berquin, on the north-, orn side of the Lys salient, was recaptured, some- prisoners and two machine guns, being taken in the operation. THE NEXT BLOW .Paris, June 18. - (Havas Agency)-The lul? in fighting activity persists on the western front, but military experts expect another battle will be begun soon by the Germans. 1^he Petit Journal thinks that the Germans will strike either the road to Calais or in the direction of Paris, perhaps on both fronts simultaneously. The Echo De Paris believes that- the next German effort will come between Mont ' Didier and Chateau Thierry across the Oise and Aisne to the Marne. AMERICAN FRONT Washington, June 19.-Continued artillery fighting in the region of Chateau Thierry, and along the Marne Is not in General Pershing's communication of yesterday which recalled the War Department today. American patrols have crossed the Marne and taken prisoners. The front of the new German all tack is Ihe semi-circle drawn by tha enemy about tlie city of Rheims in the recent offensive on the Alano front. The Rheims region comprised the left flank ot the German attack, Ground was given by the French on. both' sides ot the Cathedral city, but the town itself and the nearby protecting forts were held against the German onslaught and have since remained In French possession. Ilheims, however, was hemmed in 0)1 llireo sides by the enemy, and it has been considered only a question (it lime when the Germans would malto ,1 contorted movement, to oust iU detendors. ;i RAIN AT EDMONTON Kdinontoi), June 18.-A heavy rain toll in the Edmonton, district tor two hours last night. Bright sunshine i's needed now, but the crop is in tlile shape. Some Old Country Papers View , With Alarm the Growing War Bill" Paris; Jut^e 19,-(Havas Agency)- Premier Clemenceau's newfpaper, L'Homme Libre, says advices have . been received from Washington to the effect that a plan is under way for tralninn troop? of South American repulii-lics in the United States .;. > .> .J .;. <^ ; (London. June 19.-A note ot warn-ins against inoroased war c.x.nenditurca is sounded by the Daily Chronicle-and the Daily News i in their commeul on' the statement made by Andrew Bonar Law in moving a vote ot^fredil in tlu; house ot commons, yesterday. Otlior-papers do not question the huge outlay. "We are golting our money's worth.'', says the Daily .Express. It jidds thai the jillles "look forwarcl to another three months.of iusistenl anxiety." Tlie Daily News,says; "The sinister tact is. the indifference that pre. i.vdils on the subject. The treasury long since ceased to exercise contrcl of parllunienl offers �"nothing with which to dani the tide. The German idea ot "galling on With the war" doe.'? not Include nni' eonsidorallona of eeoiiomy and there is no cheek on tUs torrents of tho wa.ste In the dopurt* mont thora.selves 11 17 13282200 18107068 ?643 ;