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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta BRING THE HOME TO THE BOYS AT THE FRONT-HELP THg Y. M. C. A: ' - I ....^\im I , I ,--J .....-g, ,......----1-----------i--------------- , , -^-J4--- � . �� ' 1. . -'i----1--------�-----^'^-- � � � � ------L-=a VOLUME XI. LETIII3R1DGE. ALBERTA. riirnsDAY. may 9, iins ximhku 12() 3upporters of Govt. Believe Tney WHl Have Majority , on Maurice Affair EXPECT LLOYD GEORGE WILL BE ABLE TO GIVE A CRUSHING RESPONSE Lendortf May 9.-Mr. Lloyd Georoe^nid that If Mr. Asqulth'a motion wa� carried, Mr. Atqulth would again be rsipontible for the conduct of the war. ___........'v'^^f^rb^kiid HUGE SERVICE OF INTERCESSION nt Queen's Park, Toronto, Sunday, April SSth, When prriyern offered for Hk; suctoftH of tlio Allied Armiea. Germans Repulsed In ^ Attacks on the British Line on Flanders Front Germans Gained Slightly in Attack on Flanders Front But Were Quickly Repulsed by British Counter Attack- French Front Bombarded Heavily by Enemy END OF HIS ROPE Failure to Produce Success Turning Even the Kaiser Against Him IS * Tjondon, May 9.-Tlia Irlali Natlon-ftUsts, according to The Dftlly News, doel'led officially Wednesday night not to participate in the proceedlngii Sn EarliajDPnl to-day. It this IntovniR-tion la accurate a substantial majority for tho Government, in the event of a dlviBlon, would seom to bu as-Burod. UNIONISTS TO SUPPORT GOVT. London, May, ft.- (Reuters')-.\t a , neotlng of the War Commlt-1t!o it was decided to support tho o being decimated oiir production had been largely Increased. . "T'hoBO who havo not been in close touch with liic purpose ot the German ottensivo may fall to realize the tremendous development of submarine war which would undoubtedly take place if certain channel ports pass into Gorman occupation. What (Continued on Paoe 3) BELIEVE DAYS OF BRITISH GOVL E SAMMIES FELL ^'ICTIMS TO HUNS No Danger of Them Breaking Their Promis^^, Says The Foreign Minister Tokio, .May S.-(Via Renter's" Ottawa Agenoy)-It was ottlclally announced that iu an oxohango of telegrams between Baron Goto,-the new .lapanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Sir Oonyugham . Greene, British ambassador, the Japanese minister reiterates the dotormiuatlon ot tlie Japanese Govei'nni�iit to,stand by tlie Anglo-Japanese alliance . and adds that he shaves t.'.e Implicit faith of his predecessor In offtds in the final victory of common qau^e. ' ]n reply Ambas.sador Ureen asstirad the Foreign Minister ,> that the UrlUsh Government will .cohtluuo ; to. regard tlie alllaaoo as the uorner stana ot tho relations uniting the two OQuntrles-and concludes by saying that, assur-J ed ot Foreign Mlnlater Ootq's .sup-p6rt, ho looks Coi'wafd w^tli rgijflwod coutldenco to (he 't;i"iu>>ii)!i'- ot Iho tommon cause. ..r*', New York, May 9.-An/Associated Press cable from London today says; "Although the Indications are that tho government will weather today's storm it is interesting to noto that, for/tliG first time In tho history of Lloyd George's administration, inspired intimations appear in that portion of tho press which supports Former Premier Asquith that in tho event ot tho government being defeated, there exists, "an alternative government ready to step into tho breach." It is confidently declared in the same quarters that oven should tho ministry survive today, its days are numbered. On the government side, it Is assorted the prorajer has a conn>lete answer to tho accusations ot General Maurice and that the^ debate will not turn on /ochnlcal procedure, but will bo what is described as an open dissection ot tho merits ot the case, with certain Important disclosures relating to tho extension of llie British front in France by tho Fifth Array. It is understood that both Premier Lloyd Georgo and Chancellor Bonar Law wlW make comprohouBlve aiate-ments, replying seriatim to all ot General Maurice's points, leaving it to Mr. Asquith It he considers their action unsatisfactory to push his motion to a division. Meetings of the Unionist and Liberal war committees were held last night and it is understood both de-(jldod to support tho government. The Labor party decided to await the trend ot the debate. Among llie minor points that have arisen is the authorized statement that Goiioral Maurice's letter was not .shown previous to its publication to any soldier or politician. The anti-government press contends that this rules out tlio allog'ations ot collusion between General Maurice end Mr. Asquith. OUT OF DANGER. ; .Zurich, May 9.-Former King Con-stanttne, of Groece, has undergdne an operation In a Zurlidi hospital and is now out of danger, it Is believed, however,, that his convalesconoe will be ,slo\v. With the American Army in France, May 8.-An American patrol on the Toul sector fell victim to a silent enemy ambush some time last night. The Germans evidently used bayonets and the butta of their rifles. The Americans went out early in the evening and nothing further was heard of them until another patrol happened to cross the spot where the others had been - ambushed. Not one shot was fired during the lencounter, as far as was known. Washington, May 9.-More than forty German warships iiavo been attacked succeSBfiiUy hy submarines. Thi.-^ was disclosed by an official British stBtemont received here and made public today by the committee on public information. VarioUo exploits of individual craft aro recounted. In many instances the submarine commanders have treaded their'way ""nn-'birglr-ilangerous mine fields to seek out their quarry. Most ot the battles narrated in the review were with German destroyers which had sallied torlii presumably on raiding expeditions, but in one instance a subinarini! commander told of sigiiting four dreadnoughts of tho "kalaer" class oft the Danish coast, and ot discharging torpedoe.-H at two of them. The submarine submerged as tho torpedoas were fired, but from the sound of explosions which llir commander heard, he concluded that tv.'o of the battleships were hit. The submarine was prevented by German destroyers, from rising to the surface to observe the effects of its attack. HEAVY FIGHTING CONTINUING ALONG THE BRITISH FRONT-HUNS DRIVEN OUT IN SHARP ATTACKS-BRITISH SUCCESS IN ITALY Lqndon, May 9-By a counterattack delivered last night by the British troops the Germans were driven from the portions of the allied front line they had entered on the Flanders front In the La Clytte-Voormeieele sector, the War Office announced today. � London, May 9-Further progress was made last night by the British on the front east of Amiens between the Somme and Ancre Rivers. Yesterday's attack on the Flanders line was carried out by two German divisions. Heavy casualties were inflicted upon them' by the British forces. A new German attack was made this morning on the Flanders front north of Kemmel. The enemy pressed back the Bri^sh line slightly at one point. CANADIAN success: Canadian Army Headquarters in France, May 9.-(By the Canadian Overseas (correspondent.) -Early yesterday morning strong raiding parties of Nova EOFFICES OF Ti COURTS The last issue of the Alberta Gazette contains notice of tho appointment ot R. P. Wallace as clerk ot the district court hero. Tho appointment comes as a result ot the appointment of the former clerk, W. IT. Irwin, us police magistrate. Mr. Wallace has been supremo court clerk here since tho establishment ot the judicial district, and :in giving him the two positions the' attornoy-generars department is- following out tlie rule laid down, which has been followed for some time, that one man shall be clerk ot both courts.. FRENCH AIRMAN'S' WONDERFUL RECORD LABORITES OPPOSE IRISH CONSCRIPTION Appeal To Govt. Not to Enforce Act Which Would Only Mean Tragigdy London, May 9.-A joint committee of tho 'I'rados Union Congres.s and Labor party has sent a strong appeal to tho Government agiiinsL oiiforc-ing conscription in Ireland. IL says in part: "It /must bo clearly evident to the Government that an attempt to enforce conscription would moan not only the-stiodldng ot blood ot thousands ot Irishmen, Kngilslimon atid Scotchmen, but also the -maintenance of a liugo permanent army of occupation in Ireland. To-day, every soldier, is needed on tho western front yet the Governmont Is proposing a coui'BO which would involve the withdrawal of hundreds of thousands ot soldiers to aid the civil war which will outrage the conscionce of tiio clv-lliied world. "Moreover, Irishmen, are scattered , the . wide world-In America and in,the Dominions of Great Britain itsolf, besides large numbers on llie wostern front, Tho tragedy cannot bo local or confined to Ireland. It may easily bo tho beginning ot a world tragedy In which our last hopes, of a fairer future will be extinguished. "With all the^o tacts and terrible antlclnatAons In mind, we confidently appeal to the Governmont to Imuie-illntely t�l(o Uio necessary stops to avert th^.tiPpalllDg ,'d4aaHter .which now threatens.'' -'i"' Parla, May 9.-Within five minutes on Tuesday, Sub-Lieut. Nungesser, 'leading French aviator, brought down his thirty third- and thirty-fourth German machines and damaged another which undoubtedly will be placed to his credit. On Sunday he knocked out two other enemy airplanes which have not yet been officially recorded. Sub-Lieut. Nungesser, during his three years of air fighting, has been wounded seventeen times and has served on,fifty-two bombing expeditions, WEATHEK, Winnipeg, May !).-The weather during the last twenty four hours has been partly cloudy and cool through-hut the west.  A-light-frost In all sections last night was reported. lEATENNE WITH HUN HORRORS Washington, .May. . '9.-Teutonic frightfulnes.H as practiced iu Franco and Belgium .has been made the sub-joiqt of ii German warning'to neutral nations of tho tato which they may expect if they take up arms against tho Central Powers, "it there are any still thinking of siding with the Allies, let them take a warning from the tate ot otiiera," says the warning. It is in the form of a circular, which recites the amount ot booty seized in Franco and Belgium, the number of churches damagecL and destroyed, the money wrunfe-from the stricken inhabitants, and finally, tho dolil)erato mistreatment ot British prisoners ot war. Gorman propagandists have flooded Spain with this document printed In Spanish, and copies have come .into tlio possession-of tlio State Department. Having established.its German origin, the department last niglit made a public translation. WILL DISSOLVE PRUSSIAN DIET Amsterdam, May 9.-Count Von Hertling, the German Imperial Chancellor and Prussian Premier, has decided to dissolve the Prussian .chamber If the third reading of the franchise ' reform is rejected, the Cologne Gazette asserts, A GREAT LOSS. Paris, May 9.-French aviation has Buttered a great iQsa in tho doath within a few days ot throe aces, who between them had accounted for more than forty-five Gormaiis.'*TjIeut. Chapaut. Vith sixteon Germans to his credit, was killed "Tuesday, while Sub-Lieut. Demueldre, with thirteen victories, was killed in tho .region of the Somino yesterday. Captain Miet-fre mot death whilo directing, an infantry attack from a vory . low altitude, lie wa.-f struck by a machine gun bullet fired from the ground. THE Y. M. C. A. FUNDS NEED YOUR DOLLARS ThoBO who have not yet subscribed to the Y.M.C.A. fund sliould- not Jvasto. any fiirther time, in doing so. The war fund of tho a.ssociatlon is In great need ot funds, and no ono doubts the immense good that is belng-i�Dne at tho front by the -Y. M. C. A. In supplying comforts and ciinvenlonoos tor tho soldioi's inlhe trericlios. It is an immense factor In keeping up tho fighting spirit Of tho i^rmy, as testified to ^y Oe.|ier�I Ciiiilq., mutter what sum Is raised, up to tho $9,op0.set for Lethbridge dis-tridt, ono-thlvd of. It will go to the ,war fund liud two-thlrda* to the local In-Btltutlon fund. All- over, the �9,00fl raised,will go to tlie.war fund. Camvatgn limuajior Alexander re- ceived tlia following wire tron^ � Mr. Sharpo today; Calgary, Alta., May 8, 1918 J. Hurry Alexander, � Y. M. C. A., i LothbrUlge. Last night's total In the Reil Triangle campaign tor Alberta as announc-od by provincial director �r.H.and also several destructive ar-tilery bombardments are recorded in an official statement Issued last midnight on British operations on the Italian front. British aviators, it Is added, since the last report, have ^destroyed seventeen hostile airplanes and lest none. Important-- military targets in -the rear of the--�nemy linea wer.e.f> bombed effectively-Fighting in Progress. ; With the, Britisii Army in  Franpe, .May 9.-Fighting was still in progress this moniing near, Vlorstraete on tho front southwest ot Yprcs. At one time the British were forced back slightly hy machino gun fire. All the rest of tlie original defences, however, appeared to be again In the hands of the defenders in tho yoormozoele-La Clytte sector. While the, forces on the right and left of the raiders provided artillery demonstrd'tious which increased the contusion ot the enemy and distract-, ed hl.s fire, our men, under cover of an intonsa shrapnel barrage from our field artillery, supported by our heavies and stokes /and machine guns, advanced against the enemy outpost lino, in seven parties. The raid,-which was carried out at three o'clock, jvlth only flares to break the intense blindness, and with the ground deep in luud from tlie heavy rijlns, was disappointing In only one feature-the reluctance ol the enomy to fight. Except in only a few instances the Hun left his outpost lino and made a hasty retreat for tho roar. Rushed Machine Gun. Our men struggled over the muddy ground. Progress was slow but sure. The first 'party, after advancing 1511 yards,'was held up by wire was unable to cut completely when our signal to retire was sounded. The second party gained tho support; lino but tlio enemy made a hurried retreat. A third party found two dead Bocho, but no live ones. Tko' next group iiad better success, , Encountering a hostilq machine gun post with a garrison, ot three .men. they rushed it. All the Germans hi ' it were killed by,tlio same Canadian,' who bayonotted two and shot. th ? > : ? ?:>??>> � BANK HOLIDAY ^ *, and all bunks will be .� * � � � * * � * �^ 4? � � � ^\ 4 ;