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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 21, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME xr. LETII BRIDGE, ALBEP FRIDAY. JUNE 21. UM8 NUMRER 162 CENTRAL POWE FACE STA GRAVE EVENTS PENDING ONliRITISH FRONT-AUSTRIA FAILS Food Conditions Germany Are Becoming Worse Now; War Unpopular With Labor NEW PICTURES OF NEW SENATORS German People Fear Grumble' Openly Because'They Will ^ Be-Sent to Front CIVILIANS TRY TO ESCAPE FROM BERLIN ' BECAUSE OF CONDITIONS OyiRAGE London, June 21.-Food conditions fn Germany arc becoming worse and there is great discontent there owing to reduction in the bread ration, accordino to a Dutchman interviewed by the correspondent of the Times at The Hague. The Dutchman had just returned from worthing in the Krupp plant at Esaen, which he left because he could not stand . the food conditions. The German people, he added, feared to grumble ^penly, lest they be sent to the front. The correspondent snys that the testimony corroborates what he has heard from many other witnesses and adds: "One popular saying is that the people will pay 100 marka for a sick dog to eat. y CURSE THE ENGLISH. "The war is becoming very unpopular among the workers but the feeling ebbs and flows with the tide of Germany's success and the English are generally cursed." FLED FROM BERLIN . TO ESCAPE CONDITIONS ^ Cppetihaaen, June 21.-Four residents of Berliri attempted to escape from Germany Thursday in two airplanes. One succeeded in landing In Denmark but the other v/as brought down in the Baltic Scabby German guardships. The machine which landed in Denmark had two occupants, one of whom was a reserve officer, is a professor of the University of Berlin. They say they fled from Berlin because of the conditions there. y GERMAN PAPERS ATTACK THE KAISER Geneva, June 21.-Several Ger-inan papers openly attack the speech made by Emperor William Bt German great headquarters on the occasion of his anniversary. The Post of Munich says that the feast could have been celebrated by a measure of clemency find humanity instead of with a speech of warlike tenor against England without containing words of thanks to his own people. The paper concludes that the Anglo-Sajcon races ere open enough to accept the emperor's challenge. Third in Two Months-Feeling Against Registration Runs High Quebec, jtine 21.-Sentiment against registration is running high in Lotbinicre County and another bombing outrage is reported from that county today, the third in the last two months. The latest reported attempt was made In the small parish of Saint Croix, where a few days^ago a bomb was exploded in the middle of the night near the residence of Mayor Pouliot, no. hat-m resulting. News from Sainte Edouard de Lotblniere reports trouble there, but owing to the. meagre means of communication, no particulars are available. A message received from Sajnt Croix says that in other parishes a number of absentees .from military service are parading ad openly defying any-one'to hold the reglstrj(tIon of man and woman power In the county. Trouble also Is reported from Manoeau, Nicolet County. GRAVE EVENTS ARE EXPECTED BR SENATOR W. J. HARMER .....SENATOR E. E. MICHENER Austrians Failed Rome, June 20.-The efforts of the Austrians to widen the norlh-eastern salient on the Montello, the keystone of the Piave front toward the west, have failed. Premier Orlando informed parliament tonight. The enemy's losses during the day were enormous, the premier added. The Italians took several hundred prisoners. Toward the south, the premier stated, the-enemy again succeeded In croMmg the Monte Belluna-Rallway at"' several points near the Nivcraa station, but was promptly stopped. On the lower Piave the Italians gained more Qiouhd. BLEW TWO HOIiES ^ IN AUSTRIAN BRIDGE ' Italian Army  Headquarters, Thursday, June 20ij-^he first American' aviator to fly on the Italian front went today on a bombing expedition and suceeed-ed in blowing two holei; In a new Austrian bridge across the J'iave River. The 'aviation forces on this front are dlsplaying^the tnost intense activity. London, June 21.-Bjritioh casualties reported during the week ended today aggregated 36-,620. 9 REGISTEREO Will Not Be Called Till After Harvest-Details of Numbers Registered TS IRISH POLICY May Try Out a Feferal Sc)3.i�d with (iio way in which the young men ro-Bpondoil to the call to roglstor. In a Jiurober ot cases the nurabor oi" regis tratlons was couHldcM'ably higher llmrf the e.stljimtod posHlblo ninnbor. Over the nomlnlon as ii whole, actual yog istratlon was 98.11 per' caut ot Ihe estimated possible registration. lloglBtrations by rtlatrlcts were � ns follows, thu^return tor Quol)Cc district still being incomplete: London, 5,8S3; Toronto, 9,248; Kingston, 5,261; Hull, 910; Montreal, 9,970; Quebec 2,84S; Halifax, a,924; St. John 3,018; Charlottetown, S7S; Konora SGQ; , Winnipeg 3,198; A'an-couvor, l.GOt; Roglnu, 5^042rCalgai'y, S,194. . ' Improved conditions In the province of Quebec nro retlootoil in Iho Montreal and Hull figurcK. In Montreal,actiiai registration was 1();1.77 of Iho oBtlmuto (UKl in Hull 91.2;) por cent. I'^stlnuitod possible rHgistration lor Uie Dominion wub &ij,244 1 Paris, June 21.-How Germany tried to use the recent offensive for her own purpose in Morocco, is detailed In an otticial note made public tonight. The note is based oif documents intercepted by General Lyautry, the.French resident general in Morocco, In May. They are signed by a German agent named Hermann and Mulai Abudel Mulek, uncle ot the sultan of Morocco. The documents announced the resumption of the oftftnsivR in France as having been set for May 29, and urged the Beniouarlan tribe to rise against the French troops, as. the moment was particularly favorable. "The Musselmans have but one chief, Kasiel Hadj GulUoura, who is the conaueror ot France and Is" about to deliver Morocco," the documents said. Rlulal Abudel Melek said he obtained supplies from the Spanish zone. He said he had more itjoney than ever and offered 10,000 trauca to every, adherent to the qeuse. ,Goi�-eral Aubert, the French commander, soon restored order. Ony n few Moroccans were influenced by the proiu-isea of Mulal Abudel Malek. AiRH HOLD IT Washington, June 21.-.�imeri-cap'soldiers are now holding the fighting line for a distance of thirty-eight miles on the western front, according to information given members o^ the house military committee today at the weekly conference with Secretary of War Baker and General March, chief of staff. This mileage is held by "all American" forces under the command of American officers, locate ed at six different places along the line. Other Americans are at the front with British and French units. Members of the committee were told again that there was no the.ught of diminishing the movement of troops across the Atlantic because of the operation of U> boats off the American coast. After the conference, Representative. Caldwell of New York said as far as America was concerned "the war will begin next September." New York, June 21.-Joseph F. Rutherford, successor of.' "Pastor" Ruesell, as head ef the International Bible Students' Association and six of \\\% assistants, were today nsnt'enced to twenty years' imprisonment for conspir. acy to violate the Esplonagt liiw. JAP AVlATrbR/klLLED ' Paris, .nme SL-rrSbrgt. Kbbayaski, the Japanese avIotcJr In the French service, has been' Killed In uii neriol battje. Ho was tIgUting: against a number o� eftemlea .whSii his inachtno was set on fire by. lilu i incehdidry bullet. Ho jumped I'roiu hla, airplane at a height ot about nine thousanU teet and fell behind the French lines. . . WEATHER WEATHER Trcw High :...........,. 73 Low ............A w...37- Forecaat; Fine'and warm.' PROMISE ICH Germany Promises All Territory Gained By Greecp in 1913 Paris, June 21.-A dispatch to the Journal des Dehats from Geneva days Germany has guaranteed to Bulgaria not only Drarna, Socs and Kayala, but all the territory gained by Greleoe In ViX^, by the treaty of Bucharest in order to satisfy the growing d s'sat-isfttctlon over the treaty conimprovement was effected farther south of this front, near Hautvesnes. The War Office made these announcements today. The text of the statehient reads; "The French have improved their positions north of Faverolles and in the region south of Hautvesnes. A score of prisoners remained in the hands of the French. "The night was calm on the rest of the front." BRITISH SUCCESS London, June 20.-Further extensive raiding and patrol operations were carried out by British troops last night .in the Arras region and on the front to the south toward Albert, Attempts by the Germans to regain the ground won yesterday by the British, near Meris on the Flanders front were repulsed, today's War Office .announcement says. The text of the statement reads: "During the night we captured a few prisoners and machine guns and Inflicted many casualties upon the enemy in raids. Encounters in" Aveloy Wood, in the neighborhood of l;leberturne and Boyelles. and on "both banks of the Scarpe. "Several hostile attempts to recapture the 'ground gained by us yesterday northwest of Merls were repulsed with loss to the enemy. "There is nothing further to report." American Front Washington.' June 21.-Enemy patrols suffered considerable losses northwest oC Chateau 'rbierry jiiid in the Woevre region. General Pershing reported today, in his communication tor yesterday., KILLEO'IN AN ACCIDENT Vancouver,- ."Jjjnfe 21.-Another native son-UpBr'sivoti; his life for the Empire in Iho-pereon" of Flight Lieut. G, G.Smith.-Df'.the Royal Air Force, who W'as killed' In'an iVIr accident In England. He was born in Now Westminster and had lived tor some years in Vancouver. News ot his death was received today. Flight Lieut, Smith wont bversoas last September. HU0HE8 MAY REMAIN IN LONDON Melbourne, Australia, June 21.--There 13 a growing impression In Australia, says The Age today, that William Jl. Hughes;' the Australian prehi-let;, will either remain in Lon-� ;.'.c.o are ass'.nv.hwf an anil-.".^mltic ciinrn.'e.- There lias been rioting In the last few duy,^, the cor-respondcnt says, at Lomberg, Stryj, VIelichku and elsewhere In Galiola, and has led to great excesses. A Jewish organization tor self-def.enso has taken action, it Is added, to end the disturbances. Trouble With Germany., .Vmsterdnni, June 21.-Austrian exchange, which.has boeii declining Iractlonally daily on the Amsterdam bourse, dropped another tnll uplnt Thursday. Austrian bunds, are weaker. It is pointed out here: tlj)it the reports last week of the ^aiftlcultles between Austria and Germany- are now confirmed despite the denial made by Austrian consuls on June 17. Further Reports. Lond9n, June- 21.-Further. Information confirming reports of Intense resentment and excitement In Austria over the reduction, of the^ broad ration is quoted from Austrian newspapers by the correspondent of the Times at The Hague. . ; ' Among the subsidiary qnusea of the anger is the fact that notlflentlon of the reduction was not made until noon Monday although It had been enforced, from early that morning when loud' and excited protests were raised. I'romicr Von Scydlur i� accused by the Socialist Arbeiter Zcltung of producing a disastrous .situation by tav-. oring the agrarians and traders. It says Iho situation could certainly have l)ce� prevented. The paper rail.i against Gcruiuny and Hungary-and toils ihe authorities they must lui-nicdlatoly draw the attention ot those countries to the tact' that food condi-tion.s in Au.stria are intolerable and demand necessary assistance. It adds:i, Cannot Starve. "The Austrian population cannof starve while Germany and Hungary have tqlerably adequate rations. The Austrian government must be placed under tutelage even in matters relating to the food supply. It has deserved to be subjected to guardship but � the population must not be punished by starvation for the failure of tho government," The Rations. . The weekly food ration iw Austria, the Daily Mail correspondent at The Hague quotes the Arbeiter ^eitung of ' A'lonna as reporting, is as follows: "Twervty-two ounces of bread, oiiq pound of potatoes of which halt cannot be eaten, one ounce ot black bran mash, one ounce of another milk product, one ounce a.nd a halt of fat, six and one-halt ounces ot sugar, one egg, seven ounces of meat and a little jam anil coffee." The newspaper adds that meat allowance is obtainable. "If th'6''applicant waits.all night for it." Grudging Aid From Germanys, � Amsterdam, June 21.-Grudgingly enough- Germany is assisting faniisU-Ing Austria from her own -scant supplies and the serai-oIficiiU. news '.ur-eau of Berlin pubJishos the following. comiaunication: "At the beginning of the war tlio duiil monarchy had to feed a pnpul.-i-tion of .52.500.000 on an area ot (i7C.-)(;t square kilometres. Germany 67,000,00i) people on an area of 540,858 squari:' kilometres. Hence. Germany lias a population ot 120 to the square kilometre and Austria only 7G. I'he cultivated area in Austria-Hungary is 330,000 square kllometrn.s, and in Germany 350,000. Only por cent ot the German population are practical farmers against 05 per ecu* in Austria. Has Three to One Vote Ovci.' His Opponent, Wm.  Oliver H. Wm. Meech, former city assessor, was yesterday elected commissioner ot public works to till out tho unexpired portion of Commissioner Grace's term by a vote of better than three to one over Ex-Mayor William Oliver who had offered his services without salary. Tho result came ns no surprise to those who have been closely �watching the campaign during the past two or three days. The'details ot the vote by polls follow: Meech. Oliver! Westminster school .. 240 (14 City Hall............ 272 110 Car Barns .... ...... 138 37 1)50 2U Totals ......... Majority for Meech, 439. The results were Icnown about nln� o'clock last night and there was groat rejoicing in the camp ot the formti city assessor, who had behind his campaign a very efficient organization of loyal worliers. . Mr. Meech had a three-to-one majority In every poll. In the NortH Loih-bridge poll his .majority was p'trticu-larly large, he having polled almost a four to one vote in that part ot tho clty.^ _ I. I - : ? ? ? ? -> London, June 20,-Grave re- ? ports ot the condition of Baron . ? Rhondda, British food minister, ; come from his home in Wales, ; where he has been confined by : a serious Illness for Bevoral ? weeks. It is probable that he , will be unable to resume his ;� o � o J ? 3342 647633 65??60 5848??77 24?6 ;