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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 1, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME MAY HUM M MHKK HO BillLU HUNS SUFFER A DISASTER AT YPRES YPRES ENKD IN GREAT mm Germans Suffer Greatest Dis aster Yet of Their Offen sive on Western Front USED UP MANY DIVISIONS IN FUTILE ATTEMPT May Reuters Ottawa the details of Mondays fighting are confirming thefact Ahat it was the worst dajCtho enemy has ex perienced since the opening of the great the newspap hitherto reticent in view of the fluctuations of the now comment operations in a tone of they have not hitherto As the Times says Of all the violent combats witnessed in the past few wo know of none which is a more hopeful augury for the allies than this 10mile German Defensive Victory H is pointed out that the public is apt to reckon victory in terms of offensive but a defen sive victory like that on Monday may contribute equally toward tho ultimate oljject of the viz Destruction of the enemys fighting Prom the despite their spectacular can be regardpfl as hud the the balance of nearly six for it must not be forgotten that they suffered of x disastrous of which blood lest Indeed npart from the capture of Kern in It one including four separate defeats in pitched On the Labassee the Belgian at VillersBretonneux and now on the BdnieulYpres The culminating effect of this has been immensely to increase the confidence of the AngloFrench whom the correspondents describe as now feeling that they have got tlio measure of the new enemy Other strokes undoubtedly will come before the German reserves are but confidence is felt that wherever the Germans try they will find the allies The British between Zllle beke and Laclytte defeated five German but French valor is also praised in the high est FORCE BELGIANS f 0 WfcRK F0fc HUNS Mfiy Ot tawa leirns that Belgian msn and boys have been compelled to work on military behind the German lines the region of Valenclennei and Msubsuge under the whip of German sen The mortality In the de portees Is The numbers aent back are re placed by fresh SAYS BLACK SEA FLEET CAPTURED Moscow April a report hare that the entire Black Sea fleet has been captured by the WHERE SAYS IK KAISER Will Drive Them Into the Chan Assault Ex pected Wish To Introduce and Estab lish Home Rule Before Compulsion HAS NOT CHANGED POLICY IN IRISH MATTERS British Army in Genera1 Von no further move along the Flanders battle front lust night nor had an Been ex The heavy defeat which the Germans suffered on Monday forced them to pause ami bring up fresh troops before continuing their drive for the hill positionsi A few nfore will suffice for their reorganisation and another inay be expected im inediatelykihe irseriousness of the German intentions here have evinced in numerous On Mon for they pushed at least one field gun forward seven yartts of the battle line and other gilM close P Heavy firing continued at terlous parts battle line dur ing tFvenJlht arid tliare Vere the usual putpoet The back areas be tween Ypres and were heavily shelled by the An enemy attempt yesterday afternoon to cut the barbed wire at Wleltje was dispersed by Put British Where They Belong Emperor WilHtini appears to have been an interested and active vtsitr in the Flanders Region Ac cording to prisoners he has been mak ing usual flamboyant speeches to troops and lie stated the other day that the Germans weffe trying to separate the French and British adding characteristically that the Germans were going to put the British back on the English Channel where they Artillery Operations British Headquarters in Reuters Ottawa Agency on tile during the past twentyfour hours has been confined to artillery The FrancoBritish batteries have con stantly shelled Mount Un less the enemy can push on beyond flus Isolated the tragic lesson of Majuba may be represented and the hill top a death Tho advantage of Kem mel Hill to the enemy is a tactical Ho is now committed to trying to push onand capture the whole chain ot hills to Mont May Premier Stewart announced the personnel of the board to administer the Workmens Compensation Act passed at the recent session of the The board will consist of John Stirling of Alderman Jamas Kin nsy of and Walter Mc Neil of The persons is the same as tho commission appointed by in council on August for the purpose of Investigating work mens compensation In the prov Kinney is president of the Alberta Federation of Labor McNeil is secretary of the West am Coal Operatpra Association and Stirling Is chief inspector of mines for and will be the chairman of the new REFORMS CHANGE PRUSSIAN STATE May the dis cussion of the Prussian reform bill in the Prussian ltwer house Tues Herr Von con declared that if as government pro was char aoter of the lower house would be changed and it would not be possible longer to maintain the Prussian stats as it The unrest among the people ought not last much longer and an agreement was quite pos he Herr a said that a small section of the Centrist party would vote against the bfll but the majority support Slavic Element Anxious to Join With Serbia as indepen dent State May despatch sent out today by ReutsKs says it has been learned from Serbian sources that unmlstakeable signs of an approaching revolution In AustriaHungary are becoming daily more A plebiscite Isbsing held among ths Croats and Sloveneh In favor of their union with Serbia and Mon tenegro In national Independ ent state under the sceptre of King Peter of The prince Archbishop of Carnolia Is at ths haad of ths J r MAY CLOSE BIG ORAND TRUNK HOTEL April are current big praud Trunk the Fort Gerry in Winnipeg and thd Maeltynald in wjlj be closed It is that each was run at j loss of about last May order in coun cil has been issued further postponing the operationof the National Service Act or as respects Ire land beyond May to which it had been postponed Some of the morning papers say the postpone ment is due to the governments wish to introduce a Homo Rule and to see what measure of success it gets before proceeding to enforce cnnRcrip tlon In it is said In some quarters is not likely to bo at tempted in the next fow Opinion in the lobbies of parliament is a Home Rule Dill will lr JHC sonted in the house of commons next but the difficulties of drafting it have not been overcome THE ALLIED THE GRAVEOF GENERAL whose successes won for him tin enviable title tlic and who was preeminently man of Pope Is Planning Another Effort For World Peace BabyWelfare Baby Welfare Institute opens for a twoday session in the Auditorium Thursday after This afternoon a big par ade of school children Is being Programme of tomorrows proceedings will be fount on Mi ladi 4atie of this MAY STAR ON ITALIAN May of the labor deputation who awaited on the premier in the house of commons on Monday in regard to the Irish con scription says the Daily that LloydGeorge spoke frankli and and listened pa tiently to the statement prepared by Arthur Henderson on the representa tions made by a delegation of Irish trades unionists and the lengthy ex planation of for who lias been in Ireland on business for the railway mens asso LloydGepfge promised the cabinet would consider fully the representations of the laborltes but hp hefd out no hope so far was concerned personally for any change in the policy of the In a speech the premier insisted that equaj righis citizenship involved equality duty and responsibility and that Ireland cannot take all the advantages to its associa tions with Great Britain while refus ing to a share in the burdens ami sacrifices of tho United Kingdom of which it is a The Daily Telegraph recalls that Ireland did not refuse the gift of old I age pensions from an English parlia nient nor the advance of money for the purchase of land and the building of laborers Many laborites who oppose conscrip tion in Ireland do so not from principle but because they believe it is not wise in existing Deplore Action of These May Catholic Un ion of Great an influential or ganization whose membership incjud es many titled persons and other Inent has sent to Cardinal j the Papal secretary of for submission to Pope a series of resolutions passed by it re gretting action of the Catholic hierarchy in Ireland in opposing Irish thereby apparently sup porting organized resistance to tho There aro serious it is on the interference of eccle siastical authority in purely temporal and political The May British Art1 acoprdlng to a London dis miralty Per Wireless Patch of April said that the Pope would make a peace offer as soon as Benedict intends tissue u now pence Uuj westen offlenaivo u offer on Whit Sunday May Col ogne newspapers The doc it is will bo of more pressing nature than formerly and will contain concrete SofforB of mediation by the Pope with the possible cooper ation of neutral Similar information of Hie it is reached Ber lin wliereft has beSn received sym This is not the first report emanat ing from Germany recently that the new The Bavarian newspapers the move would take the forrnXjf a Word of warning address ed to A dis patch from Stockholm Tuesday re ported that a message from Basel an nounced that Emperor Charles of Aus tria vas majting a new peace Increased Activity Noticed Ausjrians Discuss a Renew ed Offensive April Increased fighting activity on the Italian front is reported ih an official statement from the AustroHun garian headquarters The statement reads Fighting activity on the south western front again has increased On the Piave several enemy thrusts were May Revive Offensive May It is worthy of note in connection with official state ment from AustroHungarian quarters Tuesday reporting increased aetivity on the Italian front that the German papers recently have been re ferring to n supposed impending re vival of the against on a grand The com ments have read at fliries as French Improve Their Lines and British Repulse Local Attacks GERMANS EVIDENTLY HAVE AGAIN BECOME QUITE EXHAUSTED May duels of some intensity occurred ast night on the Somme front near VillersBretonneux and on both sides of the southeast of says todays war office The statementreads Artillery actions of some violence took place in the region of VillersBre tonneux and on both sides of the In French patrols brought in The night was quiet on the remainder of the troops las night improved their positions in tho neighborhood of on tho Fland ers front the war office Tho British rushed German positions in tho Metercn sector and took pris Costly May result of tho German attacks southwest oC Ypres on Monday with its immense losses the enemy is commented 011 hero a more Hopeful and more confident Ilone which is in marked with some recent comment on news of the progress of the German the channel appealing toitaly toconsider it in her owiv a jeace offensive be made by the Central Powers In the event that the German offensive in were intended to exert on1 the west appeared ahortlve has been Pope is about to make another peace i predicted frequently in allied The Neusto Naehrichten ce i prei of Mthi his may be the May students for holy orders of the Anglican church will have to don tho khaki if physi cally fit syul in classes accord ing to a decision unanimously ar rived at by Judges Gait and llaggart Tlie dccialun came into forco through an appeal by our students who were to be ordained into the church within a few Jha four students were told to got into the army and their exemptions were AWARD IN KITSiLANO RESERVE NULLIFIED May of the harbor board against the finding of Chief Justice setting aside the award of the ar bitrators in the Kltsilano Indian Reserve arbitration because the provincial government had not bssn made a party to the proceed yesterday quashed by the court of appeal on the grounij that they had no The award of the arbitrators settling the price to be paid by the harbor tor the reserve at and ths hufeje amount of testimony accumulated at the enquiry into are fore completely nullified Well Known Aerps Bag Hun Machines and Return Un scathed With tho American Army in April German airplanewas brought down in enemy territory last night by Captain Norman Hall of Col and Edward Hlcken bachner of after a dneil over the American line oh the Toiil known as auto mobile racer in tlie United swept over tho Hosche and opened ThesGermans made desperate at tempts to escape mid returned the fire of several bullets piercing Halls The Amer icans peppered tlio enemy mach ine gun bullets and drove it down un til it fell behind tlie German Captain Hall and Rlchenbncher returns from tlie fight This was the third enemy machine to be bagged by the Americans in threo while others have been reported brought down Captain Hall served private in the British army at the outbreak of the war1 ami later joined tho French aerial lie is the author of Kitcheners LICENSES FOR FLOUR AND FEED DEALERS May Wholesale dealers in flour and feed will be brought under the license system of the Canada Pood Board by June The fee for a wholesalers He enae will be when the value sold not exceed a with in additional for every additional a year or fraction The fee fora flour aridfeed brokers lic ense will be Certain regulations designed to prevent profiteering and to keep the selling prices ofthese pro ducts to a reasonable are Included in the Telegraphic Briefs AustriaHungary to hegin attack for which the Germans are eager as a di version onthe extreme flank eneiny the I01EMPT Emperor Charles Realizes His Dangerous Position and is Trying to Squirm Out May Prince Sixtus of to whom the famous letter written by Emperor Charles re garding peace for the Times visited King Alfonso of Spaiu on according to the Madrid He was accompanied by his broth er Prince Xavfer and Spanish CIMNCEAU SAYS I SAFE Returns From Trip Antl Says Lines Are Being Firmly Held Paris May Premier just returned from the entered the lobby of tlie chamber of deputies for a few minutes yesterday and to a crowd ot deputy explained the situa tion and it is understood that he de clared he satisfied fully with the trend of What the premier the deputies was of a eoiuiiuiitial uafqre but it may be ho the front us a whole has now become stable uiu that steps taken by the high coiunuud justify tun opinion Unit ogttjhst which enemy has directed a are out of im SALOME May wife of the governor of Haa has been proclaimed Queen of Tonga in succession to tlio late King George EXTEND May Canada Food Board announces today that it has ex tended till June the date on and after which it will be illegal for any retail grocer to carry P business ex under license from the food VISITED members of the Amerkmu Labor dofegntlon now in Kjigland made u com prehensive survey of the Royal Arsen al at Woolwich A GERMAN May reports coming from Finland through Copen hagen that o revolt In Pejrogrud hod resulted in the restoration lit tho mon archy emaliafed from lierliu in this opinion of the French newspapers as givnn In an official despatch today from newspaper understands that lie gave to King Alfonso explanations of tlie subject of his correspondence with his Hupsburg The prince it is and the fact may bo of declares the left the Spanish capital for the Belgian All that can be said about these rum the Times is that they are not inherently The dual monarchy and its ruler are unquestion ably in a high critical tho newspaper and t may well he that tho youthful emperor is trying to tempt possibly Belgium as he tried to tempt The result of any such efforts would of it is be tho They would interest HIP allies only as fresii indications that the tunporior is conscious of tlie dangers which men ace him mid is Hooking for u way to The Times continues Have Hie Ilapsbnrgs the wisdom and courage to face the facts NO May Tlie lalivo the upper chamber the colonial yesterday un animously passed the bill to a seconir conscription 1Jarly enact ment of the measure which has al readypassed the lower house is anti cipated and it is Bald moat of the amendments suggested are accept able to the FIGHT TO FINISH IN VANCOUVER SI KIKE BANK CLEARINGS For April April last yuar Vancouver May city council has notified the striklny civic employees that unless they report for duty by Friday morn ing their places will be business agent of the city employees union stated that ths city council evidently in tended to make it a fight to a finish and declared that there will not be a single man outside of a couple of In outside service of the city ONTARIO WHEAT CROP May a season when bread is more urgently demanded than at any time in the life of the present Ontario is by the of the smallest yield in fall wheat Uian has ever been recorded within the same The consensus of opinion is the enemy on Monday suffered tho most severe antl costly repulse since he began offensive on March and it is contended that if the victory and defeatarts applicable to single phases of such a prolonged battletheiv the on Mondaynwom a verysubstantial Comparison is made the present operations and the French tense of Verdun and the opinion is expressed that the experience on the Verdun front is being ed In their effort to capture the group of hills southwest of The en emy failure up to this time to his object and especially his bloody repulse on Monday are regarded versally as a hopeful augury for the future of the allied the commentators warn against They remark that though the enemy has been ed it does not mean necessarily that the enterprise has been but rather that it has been suspended in favor of attack at some where defense seems less The German attack against the Bri tish was further toward Ridge between Dicke Busblake and At Ridge where the fighting was the Germans at the outset with fixed but they were never able to employ their The wtork of the British troops along the front was ami especially noteworthy because of the fact that some at tho men had been fighting steadily since April They still had n hold on the positions on the northern ridge of Voormezeele to day as they had at the beginning of yesterdays Their line also was maintained at Ridge Tho of tlie British troops is shown by an incident that occurred Sunday near Three Ger man mnchims gnu companies which hold posts near this place wore caus ing the British much Three parties of each composed of six Tommies and a were assigned the task of clearing Vf these The corporals their heads together and planned the cam which they carried out so suc I cessfnlly that the Germans were sur rounded and 5S of them were captur ed by The machine gun posts were American Front With an American Army on a French Battle April situation along the American sector gradually is becoming There have been no infantry encounters IB the last fortyeight although swinll parties or outposts have mot in the darkness and Despito rain and poor visibility llio American and French artillery have been most active im shelling enemy back x The German is less active than on UitTrtays immediate following the Amercans appearance on this sec The Germans throwing some gas DANISH ELECTIONS May returns on the voting for members ot Ue per house of the Danish parliament show victory for the opposition par i ties led by Former Premldy Christen They elected fortyfive members us against twentyseven returned by the Socialist and Radical parties which havo been in control for the tour ;