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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 6, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta BIG RED TRIANGLE DRIVE TUESDAY-BE READY VOLVME XI. LETHBRIDGE, Al.BERTA. MONDAY, MAY (i. 11)18 M'MRKR 12:$ HUNS BLOCKED M NEW S USELESS 10 mKOF PEACE' PRESENT Til . -f- Hun Emissaries in London Convinced Nothing Doing irt Way of Peace tfsELESS TO TALK ' WHILE GERMANS . - ^ ARE UNDEFEATED -Y- London, May e-Gormany's peace emissary, according to the Daily Mail has been busily working here, but has made no progress In any direction. Th?ro is reason to believe, It says, that the German agent who has been reported to be a Dutch financier, returns to Germany to report that there Is nothing doing. London, J!ay,C.-Tlio evening news-jiapcra uro skeptical oi tlio good fultli of the i-oported Gerniun "peuco offensive." Tlio Pull jMall Gazette sa^-a: "That Great Britain is always ready lor real peace goes without saying, ljut such peace involves tiie settlement of the moral questions raised by  the war, full expiation of Germany's fiendish orimefl'und the establishment of complete safeguards against any future outbreak ot Hunnlshness. No suggestion has come from Germany of her reinilJu�H�-to -satisfy those stand-r urdS-aiid none can bo e.xpectcduntil the mllUary class which controls her I public Hfe'ha.s been rondcv�d powerless by dofeiit." The Westmins^t^r, GazBlle says: "There Is, in^bur i?lew, no solid guur-untee for peaca until .Gormal^.;rai!l, tarlsni-^ls olthev broken in the tioiii' or so discredited'in othoi- ways that It will cease to dorainato the German people. Our lirstv question to the enemy should be, is he prepared honestly to make an end of the system �which has produced this war." The Evening Standard says: "Our Ijcst plan is wholly to disregard sucli arguments, in whatsoever ((uarter they appear and however disguised. As an American speak'or well put it the other day, the- only \yay to peace is Through the war." Must Defeat Them In Field ilanchesler, May 0.-(n a leading editorial on the subject of the rejection ot equal suffrage by the Prussian diet, tho Manchester Guardian say.s: "Tlie Prussians are now learning tho obvious proof that it Is IrapoBSlble for men to bo tyrants abroad and tree at homo, They cannot have a junker foreign policy and a democratic dom-estle policy. The German mllUary - successes are a victory over tho German people.  Tho PrussUm franchise, affair 8li)>{ild tench even tho dullest fitted German'- progres.Hlve that. "We are not going to prdphesy results ill G_prmany, but tho systematic rtitJiless application of junker principles, both at home and abroad, seems as dangerous ti political expedient as over was tried. It is u brutal repudiation of all morality in, the region ot politics and tho erection of might, I'orco'und power Into supremo rule in government,  Clearly such a fabric, it It has any life at all, can endure only so long as tho Junkers can hold out tho prospect of a complete raili-lary triumph. Any tailing In thetlold 'may bring down tho whole edifice." UseleasVTo Talk, - London, .May (!.Y-.lnnies Thomas, � Liberal M.P. for Derby, speaking at Ilerby today, said that tho million already killed or-wounded must make ' every. good citizen long for such a ))eace i\a would render iinposslblo a renewal of the comfllct in ten or itlf-toeii years with whatever additional horrors science can devise. \ in tlio moantlmo, however, lie said, ' It was tulille to talk ot iJoace In tho present military situation. Ho bellov-cd Germany would accept a poaco tomorrow on tho basis of tho status quo ante in tho west and would oven give Franco some territorial compensation in return "for a free hand in the easl. liut that would only lay the foundation for another, war, as .lapan and America would have' to maintain largo armies and navies, and militarism, instead ot being defeated would be triumphant. �'4 FIELD-MARSHALL FftENCH Appointed Lord-Lleutonant" of Ireland. Ho was ii tamlliar figure In Canada In 1908 when Ue Inspected Canndlan troops during'' the summer training camps. 1 RECORD OF ALLIED FLIEHS S MARVELLOUS Magnificent Work of the Allied Airmen is Told in Reports HAVE BROUGHT DOWN BIG NUMBER , OF. HUN MACHINES H WUEUTENANI 0 Appointment. Comes as Somewhat of � Surprise in Polit- Londo.;, ' May,  6.-Field MarBhall Viscount Kr^auch has hoenr. appointed Lord Li^Uteni^nt?a>f IrelMitd.i / , Ijondon, May '3.^-The; appointment o't Shield MiiirBhal Viscount French ss viceroy ot-IreIan(l corii0g ' . Easy Victims Tho airman said tho Gorman infantry was bombed and machine guiiiied by the aviators four times a day regularly, and that when tho enemy pame forward in masses they wore easy victims for the air forces. ."Wo would sweep down while flying at a speed ot 130 miles ap hour, firlrtg. our machine guns all tho while. Some times Wo came within fifty foot of the ground, going so fust they could dp nothing with us. "Their machine gun fire from tho ground Improved after the first tow weeks, but it did little damage." Air Operations London, May ii.-The official atate-ment on aerial activity issued tonight by the War Office reads: "There was a dense mist Saturday until evening when reconnalsance was possible. Nine tons ot bombs were dropped on tho Chaulnes railway junction, on Bapaume, Armentleros, Mervllle and Estalres. , ' ; '' "There was very little air fighting. One hostile machine was brought down by our aviators and four others were disabled. Two' ot our machlnos missing since May 3, have since returned. German Attempts to Resume Offensive Are Successfully Blocked - BRITISH BLOCKADE SUB-BASES. British naval forces have raided the sub bases of/Osteiul and Zoobrugge. sinking five old crulRors tilled with concrete. The slilps wore run aground, blown up, and abandoned by their crows. '( ' REUOH FOR Britisli Retalitite for Fiendisli Treatment of Prisoners ' liv Huns Local Preacher Attacks -Moral C^ohditions of City Tells Some Plain Truths : ? ? ; ? : >>??�:� : > ff Toronto, May 6.-To try to > convlnc^-tho Dominion govern-�> meiit, that their last conscrJp-tlon moa,sure was a mistake, oil Moy 14, aiid will hold meet- * Declaring that, asvpreildentof the Children's Aid Society ol the nily, there had come undBr.hlB notice dv.r-Ing the past Ailx m�tntba ih'oie than :{0 cases of illegltlnlhte blrtha, it was oltlier ;M or 30-he Ihad ;Ioi�t  Ooliiit-^ iRev. A. K. Snow of St. .vlavy's preached a powerful scrWoli �last'iiliiht on tho moral conaitlbna v|fle tonight Is ttot merely for St. ^lary�B 'X^u eirf aw^rsi president of the,;OWiJjrw'a Aid.society my work has (irought'inli in touch with many thinga to be teared, . Vice has become such an a|krmink�^cohdltlon not onI,v In the city i^utilii.iJaijAiltt and lii so many of oui^^^6-6al|obson this thing the othor day, and he. said he had been through the length and breadth of Canada and never met a mlnlBtur who bad had the same experience. It can't go on, "But what'i the uae of trj'ing to up lift the 'fallen loul. when we. allow everything to go on within our cliy?" Education Naaded. The rector then turned to a d^cus aiou of the box question In ro^tioH to tlio eduoatfon of tlio boys and glrlK and of the women. Wo have tod .(ong (Continued on Paou Six),!' '.J, 'London. May Ci.-^-'ii\ the course of an address deliverccl at Newtpn, Lanca-,shlre. Lord Newton, assistant secretary ol foreign affairs, after referring to those ;vho are dissatisfied because German prisoners of war in England aro not employed under the same brutally severe conditions as British and other prisoners are in Germany, said hiB experience was that the best policy was to treat the prisoners well. "It would, however," Ire said, "be idiotic not to. retaliate when necessary and during the lust few- das's retaliation has been put into operation at a certain German officers' camp in Qreat .Britain because a corp.s commander of the Tenth German Army persistently refused to.remove complaints made by our. men. "If the ciuostion were left to me, in view of recent captures and knowing, what our men will have to undergo 1 j would be prepared to go further than we have done." GOOD WORli OF THE AMERICANS With the American Army in . France, May 5.-One of the American .patrols in the Lunevills ,. sector, entered the hamlet of An-zervillers early yesterday morning, and penetrated the German lines to a distance of thres hundred yards. On the way back the patrol dlscovered^an enemy observation post, in "which were a' corporal and six men. The Americans promptly attacked, killing three and taking the other four prisoners, one of them in a wounded condition. I3L0W TO RUSSIAN BLACK SEA FLEET Amsterdam, May 6.-Tho Koei-nische Zeitung makes it clear that the Germans hope the capture of Sebastopoi will prove a mortal blow to the Russian Black Sea fleet, which seems'to have been causing them anxiety. It says: "The fleet is now without a base and therefore unable to renew Its EStocks of coal and munition or-make repairs." ELL HOSPITAL Huge Red Cross Flag Was Not Sufficient Protection Against tlie Germans Allies Worry Huns So THai Resumption of Offensive Almost Impiosslble IMPROVE POSITIONS IN LOCAL ATTACKS; FRENCH REPULSE HUNS Paris. Jliiy 11-The hospital established near the front by Dr. Alexis Ca,v'-roll ot tho Uoclceteller Institute has boon persistently bombed by German aviators and now is almost entirely destroyed, despite the fact, that It con-staittly flow a flag bearing a huge Rod Cross and was further idwititied by an immense white cross marked on the lawn. The wounded were succoastuUy removed early in April, the only vlctim.s*! of the bombing being two do'ctora, who were slightly Injured. .Dr.. Car-rell, will install the hospital;: lu'Paris, or the suburbs. . . GOVT. POLICY FOR RISHDmilS So Says Sir Horace Plunltett, Who Suggests Responsible ;Govt. HUNS PUT GAS NSlOE LETTERS Frencli Prisoners of War Send Home Letters Poisoned By Fiendish Huns Not to Transport War Materials Over Dutch Waterways and Railways The HaBuo, May 5.-In amiounclng tp the. charalier today that Holland and Germany had reached an agreement. Foreign Minister Loudon explained the settlemeni^.pf the German demand for transport over the Dutch railway of lloermond. Gorniuny, he said, had agreedto excludio from transport airplanes, arms and munitions, while lliero liover lipd boon any, qu'eBtion ot the transi)6rtot troops. The foreign minister said that Germany had undertaken tn JImit sand and; gravel sent through Dutch waterways to maximum ot 1,600,000 tons and had promised not to use the material for military purposes. NORWAY CONTINUES TO SUFFER LOSSES ;Wa*hlngton, May 6,-Ten ves\\ elf, aafoa^^^^O 13,054 tons and 20.aei|ipen were Norway'* war loasei, during April, th� Norwegian legation here waa Informed teitay by a cablegram fronn the foreign office, Tha April total bring* Norway's loaaaa due' to the WHPUoJ&ei veaaels aggregating 1,-- 1^6,8,19, tons and the lives of 1006 ; M(imiii, ; In addition^ to 'about ^ sevan'ihundred men ort>^63'Vessels I n^isaingif:two ^thlrtlt of Wh ot comrao|i8 today .that no added:,' t'Thei'eJ-Is no repre- "fr > sentatiye ,of a;.neutral hatlou * in this cou;itrif who liias mado tlons'ot peace '.negotiations." � s. : { � bombardment the Germans^ last nightattempted to carry/out a local Attack near Anchin (correct) Farm, south of Amiens. Today's official statement says the , enemy was completely repulsed. French Statement. The. statement follows: "In tho course ot the night the French made two successful raids, one west ot Hangard, the other southeast of ."Moyon, and brought back prisoners. 'Wter n violent bombardment thq enemy attempte'iT' to approach our lines southwest of Achln iFarm. He is repulsed completely, leaving it number ot dead on the ground. In the Champagne a. French detachment penetrated the'German defenses in the region of Lolvre, northwest of Rheims. After a spirited en' gagement the detachment returned to the French lines, bringing 'back a quantity of material. > "In Lorraine, in the vicinity ot Abaucourt, a French reconnoitring detachment after a skirmish took prisoners without suffering any losses. "There is nothing to report on tho remainder ot the front." Severe Drubbing. With the British Army In France, May (i.-Last night the Irreproa.^iblo Australians gave the GermanB west r.nd southwest of Moriancourt, between tho Ancre and the Somme rivers, another drubbing and advanced tho. entente line to a depth of ,"iOI) yards along a front of 2000 .yards. Tho: enemy offered strong resistance,, which was entirely to the lil^ng oi: the hardy Australians, who inflicted' heavy casualties and came back with; more than 150 prisoners. 'The lossoal ot tho attacking troops wero light. -Prevent Enemy Movement. ,-London, May G.-(Reuters, Ottawa Agency),-Corre.spondentB In Franco state that tho British gun fire in. Flan--dors in the last throb days has com-' pletely prevented any enemy movement. The enemy has undoubtedly prepared to attack tho allied'positions on Saturday, but tho British guunora smotherbd the attack beCore It could be launched. This Jncroased the dis-organizatiou iii the enomy'H-rear, Tho French prevented' tho attack on their front by attacking livst. Exports emphasize tho difficulty of ;tho enemjr finding the target, which is to'take the'allies by surprise. Certain points of Iniportance are carefully watched and it other polnts'are attacked the allied obaorvers reach tho battlefield as Qulclsly as the Gor^ man reserves. The experts are confl; dent that Mount Kemniol can be recovered if the enemy falls to advance his Hue In this region. "- ; � Gorman Statement. Csrlin, JSay 6.-Hepulae of  Angloi : French attacks on the Elandeva bat� � tle-ifront is reported In the otticial an� nouncement by the,war office today. More thifn throe hundred'prlBoners . aro reported captured in the-fighting. : Increased artillery couth of-the Somme ; is announced In tho Htatemeot-vhicb ' roads as follows:  ' > A/r; =1 (COMXIKUKQ OX If ASM 6J|t' ^\ ??342359 ;