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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 2, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta 'OLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE/. ALBERTA. Till HSDAY, MAY 2, NUMBER 120 GERMANS EXHA USTED YPRES DISA mm., S PESSIMISTIC OVER PIIOBIEM Has Little Hope That Ireland ,WiII Accept Conscription Without Struggle DENIES CATHOLICS ACTING UNDER THE DIRECTIONS OF HUNS London^ May 2.- (via Reuter's \ OUawii Agency).-The Dally ' Chronicle,' Dublin' correspondent, says there Is cm almost Incredible improvement in the feeling In Ireland In coa-sequence of the appointment of Edward Shortt, M.P., for Newcastle-on-Tyne, as chief secretary for Ireland. He ts not merely a Home Ruler, but votsd with tlie Nationalists against conscription for Ireland. London, May 2.-(TovoiUo Qlpbo r'ublo)-An Irish corrosponilent aoiuls to the JlancheBter Guardian un account ot an interview with Ciirdinal Loguo, Archbishop of Arnuigli and Primate ot Ireland, on tlie mibject of the "No Popery" i-ry which has boon t raised in the London Times us a con-liibntion to the church. Tlio correspondent' asked tlic Cardinal whetlier the Irish Catholic Hierarchy was tal connected with such move. Arlleles' 'In the Scandinavian prtM suggest i.tht|. Italy may be tha milin objeeil^elof-' the enemy attempta to divide! the allies. Meanwhile the troubles of the Austrian Empire ara apparently coming ,to a' hsacj. ,The cabinet crisis both in Auatrla, and Hungary Is atill unaettled. The Arbelt-cr Zeltung of Vl,ehrti| denpunees Hungary for atarvlng Austria and declarea that the Imports' from Ukraine are atill remote, and empty >stomaeha cannot afford to wait. _...... Czecho Slovak troopsi who are Austria subjecta.. have appeared, according to Italian papers oji the Italian front fighting for Italy. Their arrival has diaquletjid Aua-tro-Hungarlnn leaderaS Who fear their effect on Sliv trobpji. Recently some of these men persuaded a number of Austria Ciechs to desert, which Italian barrage between Austrian stitiport and front lines enabled the'tyi to'dQ. j y.. Special EngllshVVcbrresiiondent on the Swedish'frohtisr, has received Information ihowlftt)' that populations of Auftria 'and Hungary are starving and iieething with revolt, whleh',he pradjota will break out when. yiMatern offenklve has been brought ;*0;'atanrt�tlll. SAYS BRITISH REPULSED Constantinople, May 1.-An official stiitement Issued today by the Turkish war office reports the repulse of strong British detach-rnenis In Mesopotamia. BANK CLEARINGS This week .. -. ....... $740,070 ower to render tli'e ac-, tlon they wore compelled to lake ,and which, in their opinion, is Iiilly justified, under international law, as little Injurious as possible to the Nethei'-)hnda interests. Germans Have Devebpy No New Offensive Yet; Appear to be Exhauste : : > : : o o : : : : �: A TRAVELLING SECRETARY TWO LOST LIVES An Atlantic Port, May 2.-Two nwn lost their lives and nnotlier ia in a -serious conditioii in a hospital as a result of a fire aboard the bay steani-o}- Now Hlioreliam at her dock here early today. Niiie other men on lioar^ uscaptMl or were rescued. Cuigary, :May 1.-The Presbyterian synod of .Alberta will appoint a travelling secretary fur llic Presbyterian cliurch in Alberta and llritisli Columbia, it was decided at llie meoting Wednesday morning. Tlie matter arou.'ied consiilnriible ,(lis-cuKslon and a division of opinion, n tiumlicr of tlie ministers olijectlng to tlio mulliplicity of officers ill lli'j fliurch. However, tlie majority w(}ru in favor of the iippoiiitmeut. > Ottawa, 5tay 1.-Et^'bate on llif. budget was continued ittthc Imuse today. The discussion waa rainjcd widely. Opiioalllon critlcisnBgf'neiany favored tlio imposition of still Jiiglier luxes on j .; .;. ,s .;. .;. .;. > .;. ,;, large incomes:' .MrjA. F!. McColg. of | ---- Kent, held the. vlcm tliat the tax on food profiteers sHowK li.-ive.been.madn retroactive for the.#enofit of widows aaU orphans. J Arthur Trahaii ofc'Nicbtct. disapproved of the incre'd-sed circulation of Dominion notes. "The government." he declared, "sluiuUl cease to finance tjie war with paper." P. -R." Dutremblay of Laiirier-Outrc-mont, Hugsostf'd tliat it the govern-, "ment found' it neressary to float an-1 N(5 Evidence of It--Givc OW other loan, the rate of interest should ' be 3 1-2 per com. as paid by the Un-1 ited States, on its loans. A plea for the dovelopment ot tlie mining resources was made by Dr. R. J. Slanion. the menilier tor Fort V.'il- London. May 2.- (Router'.'; Ottawa liam and Rainy River. Dr. Manion Agency)-Mr. .McNainara. tinaucial suggested a bounty to bo paid per ton ' secretary of the admiralty, in the on all iron ore products from Canad- commons yesterday stated that the ian mines and smelted in Canada. En- government was iconsidoring whether dcavor to bring tlie session to-an early ; to leave the Vindictive, which played close is indicated in a motion of wliicii ' such a brilliant part in the Zcebrugge the government has giycn notice. The operations, unrepaired' as an exam-motion calls for ninrning' sittings of pie and.inspip.itlou to tho public. COMMISSIONS l^ew Hi!! Will Not Permit Them !|! j to Act-Also Reduced Pensions Nd Evidence of It-Give Service Men First Ab-.sence the house committoq {''riday and tor Saturday .sittings commencing Saturday' next. HAS NOT ABANPONED v TRIP TO WASHINGTON Dublin, May 1,-TlveionV mayor of Dublin has not abando^e() his iiropos-8(i visit to Waahlngto'h to lay 1J�B ease ot the Iriph org^nii^^tkna; ^Opposing conscription before .p^ssldent;-NVilion, as has beenroportelfl,. It-.Wikij'stated that the itfayor was- a^valtluij'hlB -passports. -1^'' - SILIS BIG RANCH . F0RI4OD00 The Worltman Realty Go; ot Macleod has sold tho David Wilson ranch south of Macleod. consisting of 1740 acres. The, price ^received'was upwards ot $40,000.00. ' Archie Johnson is tho purchaser and ho is shipping in a big steam tractor outfit to break tlio land and prepare It for cropping next year. FINNISH REBEL LEADER ARRESTED Mr. Watt urged that soldiers who were sent to France after "serving three years in Gallipoll. Ugypt and Palestine, should be given first leave when circumstances permitted. Mr. -.MacPherson. under secretary ot state for war, r;eplid(i that all leaVe from France had been for the present ^ suspended, but cases such as Mr. Watt ! had mentioned would be sympathetically considered by General .llaig as soon OS circuniBtances perimtted. Replying to another question .Mr. MacPhorson stated lhat there had not. appeared any evidence that tho enemy was using any new gas or explosives sinco .March 21. Otl;uva. .Muy 2.-in the. Soi/itto yes-tunlay, Senator Ross' bill aiuoiidlng, tlio .JudgcK AvA was given se(>ond'read-. \ ing. The main provision of the bill I is Uiat judges, upon being relired shall 'receive li pension of mot with a serious accident last week, when his team ran away troiutho lia-pot, and he was ttirown oft. He suf-fereit a severe dislocation ot the knee, and' will be laid up tor some time, /  R, G, Upton left on Saturday to Join ujl with the R.N. W. .M. Police, with whom he wos connected for many years. Soyoral other reci'ults >vero obtained In^he district. ft > ?' � -: MODERATOR OF : ALBERTA SYNOD . Simons in the superintendent ot, * missions for Northern Alberta and resides at Kdmonton. Rev. Wm. NIchol of High River; Forbes, of CJvand Prairie, \ver8 -othei''nominees. \ o � * > * o � o SANK SUB ON HER FIRJ^T VOYAGE An Atlantic Port, May 2.-A British ifrelght' steamer fresh from 'the yards of the builders," celebrated her maiden trans-Atlantic voyage by^ running down and sinking a German U-boat off the Irish Coast, her crew reported on th^lr arrival yesterday. The freighter .was equipped with the latest anti-submarine doylcos which proved'very effective. ' TAKING BELLS AND STAITUES IN GERMANY Amsterdam, May 2.-The Ger-nan minister of war has ordered >n inventpry . of all bronze statues throughout Germany, diroot-ing that the llst^ indloetc those wl\leh "can:beEt be spared" with -a view to;^ their requisition for military use, He has also ordered an lnyept(^ry of church bells, whifh have hitherto escaped' military Q�nfl|Ciit!oiw > ^ London, May 2.-The Teutonic powers, the correspondent of tho Dally Mail at Annemasse, France, claims to have learned on reliable Information, have decided to dethrone King Ferdinand of Rou-manla and instal a ruler of their own choice. He says 1 that Germany some time ago tried to get Count CZernin, former Austro-Hungarian foreign minister, to consent to such aptlon and that^ his removal from office has made an agreement possible. HOLLAND WILL ' SETTLE WITH HUNS London, May 2.-The German artillery became active this morning in the Villers-Bretonneux sector on the'Amiens front and In the neighborhood of Nlerris, on the Flanders front, It is announced officially. HUNS FAIL I Paris, IVlay 2,-A German at-Vack last night on the Thennes sector failed, the French War Of-l fice announced this afternoon. French troops made raids on Lemonchel and west of Coucy Lechateau. Details of Fighting. London, .May 2.-(Renter's Ottawii Agency.)-('orreKpoiideh^s at tlie 13rl-tish front in Franco .send further details of the Germans' unauccesBful attack on the Flemish bills on Monday when tho kaiser's beloved guard* ^yero snnndly iiiinislied. The third guards divisiou of which they were a unit, was tlirown into the battle west ot Vieratraal and uttackod the junction / ot the British and French. They did not succeed in approaching cloao enough .for our mou to use ,the. bayonet, and all the Huns talion -wero dcail ones. Nowhere on .the British front did tho Gcrnians succeed in coming to grips except at VoorniB-' zeeltf and the Ridga Wood, bnt they v,ere often slarightored before -by the 15ritish,- who slmidlnK with fixed bay. onetK,-could .Qhly be kept back with' difficulty. The British', troops wore highly elated. Avith the result. Of-:thc fighting nhdovhon they laiew that Hiey had some of tiie killscr's bo.^t men against them they were all tho more pleased., inspiring details are .given of tho s.tnnd of the Bnltlah guards near; Alloppo Forest, between April 11 and 14. After the Germans had broken through tho Portuguese lines the Gren-odiers, Irish and Coldstream- Guards were sent forward when tho situation was at its worst and asked to hold back tho enemy until reinforcements could arrive and fiBht at all costs for forty-eight hours against the German tide ot men and guns which was attempting to flock around our other  hard pre.Hsed men. Beat Back Many Attacks. The. Guards did this. I'Mghting ns . seperate hodle3 with the enemy on lioth flanks and greatly outnumbered, they beat back attack after attack . and galneli precloui hours by the noblest self-sacrifice. Fbr two days anil nights the Guards stemmed the enemy advance parties, standing back to back and firing on all "sides until only Isolated soldiers were left, but ^galn-Ing .time until the Australian soldiers arrived, according to time table. London, May 2.-(Toronto Mall and Empire Cable.)-With appar-� ently seVnl-officiai authority the Nieuwe Rottordamsche Courant announces that discussions be^ tvyeen Germany and Holland have advanced to such a degree that a settlement satisfactory to both parties has been reached and a communication can be ordered on the subject shortly. SWISS EXECUTED BY FRENCH AS SPY Paris, May 2.-A Swiss citizen, Nivergei by nanie, was executed as a spy at dawn today at Vln-cennes. The Swiss government had made representations In his behalf, but no reauon' was found by the French government to modify the sentence of deatfi ' pronounced by a court martial. He faced the firing squad calmly. BIGOVERPAYiNIS OFTRUSfiNEY Toronto, jfayl,-Hon. ,Iohn Oliver, Premier of .British Columbia.,, Injected a new interest in the C.N.R. arbitration meeting to-rtny. His testimony had boon presented previous in the form ot a written statement, altliough he brought a .now atihoaphere with him to-day. ' . \Ve allege, tiial through collusion, the company lias obtained large overpayments ot trust fiinda," declared Mr. Oliver in opening his statement. These over-payments he afterward OBtluiatod at $2,000,000. Ho added that tlioro waa a further charge ot misap-pro'priatlpn of suuiothlng like $1,000,-000 which was diverted from tiHid.i for terminal proporties and used for other purposes. / ^ Last year tho ovor/payments were estimated at � |3','J20,143r hut this had boon largely talion up by the completion of the road. > �: ? : �: : > ? : : ? > ? ? : �: * , ? ? MERE CAMOUFLAGE ? : Stockholm, May 1. - Tho ? ;�\ Prussian Franchise Iteform ? > measures concoel a cunningly ? devised nrovlslou which will Strofebel, a Socialist' member ? ? ot the Prussian diet; ? .;, - ?  ? ? ? ; : ? ? : * < : ? ^ WILL HOLD SESSIONS IN THE WEST NOW Winnipeg, May 2,-Considerable evidence is being adduced be-fora the military court'oT Inqujry relating to conditions and treatment of patients on the transports from England to Canada. Lle^it, . Col, Hulme, chairman .of the commission said the court Would close hore Saturday to opan/at Rea'na,  Monday next, where .'dally sitting* will continue tor four days. i9e�i: slons df tho same period also will be helU at Calgary, i Vancouvai; <. and Victoria, - s - '* 18106643 ;