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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 10, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta BRITISH SUCCESSFULLY BLOCK IHE ENTRANCE TO OSTEND HARBOR CRITICISE GERMAN POLICY IN UKRAINE LLOMORGE British Premier Has Won a Notable Victory Over His Sniping Enemies APPEAL TO FORGET POLITICS AND TO ) PROSECUTE WAR London, May 10.-The action o� tlie nrmao of Commons in turning down llio ABcinitli motion l)y'a large majority Koncrally aitcords witli tlio vlewa or various newspapers expreas-od previous to tlie I^remier's statement in tho IloUHO. Tlio staunch sup-porters o� Premier Lloyd George accept Ills stutonient witliout question and regard it us a complete refutation of tlio cliarges made by Major (loneral Maurice. Those papers which urged an inquiry trcut tlio speech as having a restricted value, though tliey admit it was, a good effort. Among the former papers is The Baiiy Mail which says that not a raft of Clenurul iMaurlce's pretentious indictment is loft and �skB who again will ever pay the least attention to anytliiuK ho says. U declares that former Premier Asquith was out-gen-orallod and out-fought. The Premier's answer, says The nally Telegraph, was complete and overwhelming and showed that General Maurice had not a shadow o� jMitiflcatlon for any of his charges. Th'e Dally Chronicle, expressing Iho socoitn vloV.^ys'tho Issues were loft In the same mischievous obscur-ily, as before tho Premier spoke, he-cause of the uncertainty In the mind of tho public. It declares the Pre-Tuier's statement docs not remove tho serious disquiet from the mind of tho army. , - , The Critics. The Daily iNews refers to tho Premier's witli#lrawal of the plan of a judicial inquiry as political jugglery and says ho "burked" the inquiry into charges afocting British honor and tiiR lionor of parliament. The Daily Niiws adds: "General Maurice's cliarges remain unaffected by tills melodrama and the public is left to laugh or weep, according to its humor, at this latest achievement of political wizardy." Premier Lloyd George, says tlio Morning Post, sought to substantiate ono series of ono-sirted anci unsupported statement by another series. "fJecause tho House of Commons chose to bo satisfied with Mr. Lloy'd side the JXouse will bo eciually pliable. George's statement," it adds, "it does not follow that tho people outside tho Houso will be equally pliable. 1 ntlils matter, as in others, tho Commons has ceased to represent the nation. The Government survived Jinother emergency hut Tinder existing conditions it must recur and each succeeding crisis leaves it weaker. Tho Times, apparently converted from some of its previously expressed views by Iho Premier's speech, drops its contention in favor of an inquiry. "It refers to the Promior'a atoggoring and startling revelations with roferencQ to the statemonta of, Jlajor General i\Jaurlcc, whose v/hole case; it says goes by default. It adds that it is charitable to assume that Oeneral jMaurico was made the Instrument of more able and less honorable men and thinks it hardly surprising that tho Mouse of Commons Hhould have refused to � hear any juoro of him. Premier Lloyd George again ahow-~od himself a koon politlcaL atratoglst And ;'a strong pleader for his own caVisc. 'He withdrew tho cabinet's - plan for a court of honor to deal with tho charges of .Alajor General Maurico wliicli Andrew Bonar Law on Tuesday said concerned the honor OovernnTent which would have been tho result of adopting Mr. Asquith's proposal. ...... Career la Ended. ,Tho case of Major General Maurice Is In tho hapda of tho army council and there steams llttlo doubt that London, May 10.-Germany's eastern pollc/, particularly respecting Ukraine, has aoain been criticised sharply In the relohstag main committee, a Central News flisp.-.tch from Amsterdam reports. Gtintav Noske, Socialist, asked for further Information regarding the status of affairs In Ukraine and protested agalnat continued Intucr, fercnce by Germany In the domestic Interests of that country. [LEVEN KILLED Over 150 Injured in Windstorm Over Iowa and Illinois ^ States OSIEND HM succESSpyLiy BL British Naval Forces in Another Daring Raid on Submarine Base SINK WARSHIP IN ENTRANCE TO THE OSTEND HARBOR Chicago, May 10.-At least eleven persons were killed and more than one hundred and fifty more or less seriously injured by tho tornado which swept over Central and N'orth-ern Iowa and Central Illinois late yesterday, according to advices received hero early to-day. The known dead are at tho rollowing places: Nowhampton. Iowa, four; Nashua, Iowa, two; Toulon, Ills., two; Franklin, 111., three. Hundreds of houses and farm bull-dlnga wore blo-ftti' down and live-l^tock was killed In many localities. The advices received from Iowa said tho full force of the tornado was felt for a distance of about twenty-five miles between Mayvllle and Princeton, and its greatest width was about two miles. In Illinois it^ greatest force appeared to have begun west of JacUsonvlllo and to have continued" east^mrd beyond Decatur. INNOCENT MOUNDS AND CLUMPS OF TREES concealed huge guns that make Germany's naval base at Kiel one of the safest harbors in tho world. General Mahon to Leave-Forecasts Bold Move By tlie Government London. May 10.- Lieut. General Si  ISiyan Mahon, cummander in chief of tho forces in Ireland,V announced imblicly Inst night that he was to leave Ireland. He said ho did not know who his successor would be. This confirms rumors current for several days tliat' important changes in tho military command fn Ireland are pending. The departure of General Mahon, it is believed, will be i^-garded In Ireland as an indication that tho govornraont has decided to proceed boldly with Irish conscription. No Irish Nationalist members participated in the division of the house of commons last n.lght on tho Asquith motion. London, May 10.-The German submarine base at Ostend on the Belgium const has been blocked as the result of a new raid by British naval forces, the Admiralty announced. The obsolete cruiser Vindictive, filled with concrete, has been sunk across the entrance to the harbor. The British lost one motor boat, their casualties were light. The official statement says: "Operations designed to close the ports of Ostend and Zec-brugge were successfully completed last night when the obsolete cruiser Vindictive was sunk between,the piers and. the entrance to Ostend harbor. "Since the attack on Zebbrugge on April 23 the Vindictive had been filled with Concrete and fit ted as a block ship for this purpose. "Our light forces have returned to their base with the loss of one motor launch, which had been damaged and was sunk by-orders of tho vice, admiral to prevent it from fating into thi hands of the enemy, "Our casualties were light." BOMB ZEEBRUGGE. Amsterdam, May 10.-Strong Allied flying squadrons bombed the Mole and the village of Zee-brugge, the German submarine base on the Belgian coast, at noon and In the evening Thursday. No military damage was done, according to , an official statement Ip'ued in Berlin. Two enemy hostile airplanes were shot down by German airmen. Well-Guarded Secret. Dover, May 10.-The decision to send the Vindictive to Ostend was made a few days after her return from llie 55oebruggc raid, and the task of filling her with concrete was begun immediately. As in the joint raid on Zoebi-ugge and Ostend, this latest British naval exploit was icept a well-guarded sec ret. As an evidence of thi?\it is recalled that after the battle-scarred cruiser returned from Zij^ebrugge an urgent request was made that she be'sent up the Thames to London for public view. The authorities did not encourage this proposal, however, and tho agitation subsided. All the time the old vessel was being overhauled for her last voyage-.. Bruge Still Blocked London, May 10.-Regarding reports that German submarines have been tm Peace Offer to Wilson Was Turned Down Flat By Americsm in Geneva London. May ^0.-A story of how an attempted German puiice offensive directed toward President Wilson was turned down liy I'rof. Heron, an American living in Geneva. Is told by the Swiss correspondent of The Dally Mail in hi.- dispatch dated at Annoniasfie, on tin; PnincD-Swiss frontier. Pror. Heron is described as a friend o't President. Wilson. The German Governmeni. according to tho correspondent, triid to get peace offers sent tli tho Pi-csidcnt through Prof. Heron, who was visilcd on Ap-Hl Ifl by Prof. Quiddf, of .Muuidii, a friend of (^ouir Vo;i llortling. the Imperial Gerhlan ("liaiice'.lor. Prof. Quidde was vaccomiianied by the Dutch pacifist^ Dr. ,li)hn Van Beek. Spoke vyi^ti Authorljty. Prpf. Quidde said lie tiwV come to prepare the'way (for a merciful peac3 and gave Prof. Iloron to understand tliat he spokii for Chancellor Von llertllng and the German Foreign Office. He asurcd the American professor tiiat llic peace party in the Reichstag was alumt to gain Prcdoiui- y Fwlokht FEEL LIKE operators Say Output Mines Grcatel Reduced Because of This Took to Racing, and Squandered $53:000 of Bank's Money nance in Germany and that ho wished to preparfc President -Wilson to take advantage of that auspicious moment. The Hun Terms. Germany, Prof. Quidde said, was willing to make tho following peace terms: First-To'^grant autonomy to Alsace-Lorraine within the limits of tlie Gorman EmpLie, p.Kjvided tho Allies would not breach the subject of Alsace-Lorraine at tho peace conference, j Second-The jlrest-Litovsk pence treaty l)o not discussed at the peace conference, although the Allies I might snbmit claims for tlio revision I of them and tiermaiiy might make I certain concessions. Third-jrXo economic war against Gorim�ny~nf ter-^ire - war. Fourtli-German colonies to be restored. Prof. Qu.idde asserted that tho present offensive in Franco had tho ultimate objective of achieving a durable peace. Prof. Heron, the Daily Mail's correspondent writes, after listening to tho Gorman educator, exclaimed: "I wonder that yoij' h.ive the effrontery to ask me to lay such a rlga-marole of cant and deceit before tho American people. Far from creating a spirit of conciliation it would simply strength American will to smash the perfidious and nefarious offer of Financial as Well as Political j , , . n. �i  ri>G United States Intends to con- Situation IS Most Alarming iSIilAIH-lS E S Is Report London, May 10.-Vienna newspapers represent tho tlnanclai as well as the political situation in Austria as bolng moat desperate, says a Zuricli dispatch to tlio :\Iorning Post. The Reichsrath, just before its adjournment, had its attention called aTmost peremptorily to tho empire's finances. The committee for the control of the national debt reported to tho lower, house that not only the large indobt says it is unnblo to obtain confirmation In naval quarters. Photographic and other ovidoiice from Zeebrugge shows that the Bruges Canal is still entirely blocked as a re-j-s'ult of the British raid of April 23, and that It cannot bo used. Tho oh-structionB, it has been found, were better placed than was at first supposed. Oerpian attempts to clear tho waioi'way.nru meeting with no success as a result of British air activity and other causes. Toronto, May 10.-LouIb Maynnrd, manager of the local branch of tho Dominion Bank was sentenced today by .ludgo Winchester to' five years a Portsmouth penitentiary, Kingston, for I he theft of $58,000 from tho bank. The accused vpleaded gtillty when arraigned in' tlie tiountry criminal court. Restitution of about $3,200 had been mado. Tho county crown atlarney said lilaynard had started to bet on horso racing In February, 191G, had borrowed money sent from tho hoatl officcj^ and had nianipulatert customers' nc-' counts (p meet the ilofalcatlons. To de-coivo tho inspectors, ho had changed the loaves in tho loose leof ledgers putting ill .correct, Bhqota for inspection and taking them oitt an(l replacing them with his sheets when tho inspoctors loft. This had gone on fo? two month's) Maynard in a statement says he was ?4,000 in debt when ho entered tho bank service, hiid Just murrlod, needed the money ba'dfy and borrowed that amount from >tho bank. Tlfon he tried to repay tai� loan by dotting on horses with more bHuk moiioy, jilwuys losing. Notion Of promotion. and an lncro�uo^n salary came Whoii he could not hide the dofaleotlbii any'lojitjer au(J Uu hnd Uoii > . RUMANIAN QUEEN DEATH ON HUNS Amsterdam, May 10.- Queen Marie of Rumania, according to German newspapers, has publicly annoi^nced that she will never recognize the peace treaty between Rumania and Germany. Her Majesty says she would rather abdicate than reign over a~country under German rule. The QiMien's children are of the same oppiion and never lose an opportunity, the newspapers add, of Insulting the Germans In Rumania. BOLSHEVIKI CO,NSUL GIVEN FIVE YEARS able to enter Flemish ports and have,, odnoss of tho state to the Austro-Hun-had to return to Germany, RoutorT^ KaHan bank, Imt the frequent use made 'by tho administr.itlon of the note issuing bank could hut arouse tho grav- tinuR the fighting until the Prussian military power and if necessary, the Prussian st,\te along with it, is extinguished forever, as a power foy evil, whether it takes ono year or ten." Prof. Quidde, adds tho correspondent, left tho house weeping. The next week Prof. Heron was besieged with new offers by telephone, one of his successors saying lie was Dr. Solf, German Colonial Minister Prof. Heron talked stralglii to ail of them telling them,,among other tilings, tliat "tile United;' States n6 longer wants peace. It wants to sweep out tlie augean stables at Potsdam." Much dissatisfaction is being ox-prosaod hy the coal operators of tlie district over the fact that the minors ore availiii;^ thcm.'^elve.s of tiie opportunity to take holidays thus greatly reducing the output. May Day on May Ist. is a holiday by agreement but instead of taking only the on� day holiday, pickets were ])osted at the mine's and tlio men urged to take a longer period, and tho majority of them agreed to do so. Tlie Greek new year was alsurcelebrated the other day and this resulted in another holiday of some duration, with tlie result that, in the past two wook.s, the mines iiav(! not worked half time. "It is very dis:>ppqihting;" said one operator to Tho Herald this morning. "Tlie men are being paid big.wages .J.S an inducement to get out as much coal as possible, and we are stocked witli orders for months ahead so that there need not he a single idle day, but in spito of thi8\ our tonnage Is not half what it should be.. Tills is our opportunity to make Manitoba a market for Alberta coal, but the minors do not seem to realize what this -moans to them in the way of steady work when tho wnr is over. I think the Government should take steps to cut down on the lioUdaying at this time when the utmost energy of eVery man is,needed to keep up production. What Would happen if the farmers took a week off now and then rigiit in the midst of seeding or harvest?" Reports from tlie Crows Nest mines Is that the outpu_t is large, but that there are too many miners in the district for the number of outside men avaiWble, with the result that the- mines cannot run to' capacity unless they get more men to look after the v/ork at the pit mouth. est apprehension from financial and economic standpoints. Tho jddobtediioss of the note bank is now 1,500,000,000 kroner, it is added, and tlie notes in circulation have increased rorroapondinglyf The committee complained that in spite of warnings from parliament, the military authorities recklessly squandered money. NO GERMANS IN RAID ON PETROGRAD Amsterdam, May 10.-No Germans are participating or will participate in the advance by Finnish ,Jroops on Petrograd. According to Vorwaerts, this anno'uncoment was made before the main committee of the relohstag on Wednesday by General Von Krlsberg. > : : ? ? : .;. ;� FINED FOR BRIBING MEDICAL OFFICER ^- , ^ Ottawa, May 10,-Dr. Horace Legault, an Ottawa physician, pleaded gulltyjiyesterday afternoon In the police 'court to a charge of having attemptisd to brite Captain AndreW P. Davles, a member of the army medical board. He was fined $500 and sentenced to one day In jail by Magistrate Askwlth, Legault attempted to obtain as8istaf)ce"*from Dr. Davles to permit, one. Uafortune to escape the Military: Service Act, ^ ^ London, May 10.-Speaking to the Primrose League today. Earl Cui-zon, government leader In the house of lords, and member of the British war council, said that grave times were ahead and that the British soldiers might have to give ground. Encouragement was. to be found, howeyer,\ he said, in the unity of conmiand, in'^Amer-. lea's effort and Jn the resolute, lndon*ltable splHt of .the British people. ,1 LIQUOR PURCHASE , SCHEI^E DPAD . .London, May ;l6!-^(Torontb Mall and Empire)-Sir William NicoM, editor of British WeeKly, says the scheme for state pur--chase of the liquor traffic Is dead and that he makes his statement on the very best authority. NIc-oil has the reputation of being In the confidence of the (.Ibernl leadero ^- -~- <^ Gei-tnans Finding Tvouble in Concentrating Troops For New Drive BRITISH AND FRENCH WIN SUCCESSES IN SOME LOCAL ATTACKS London, May 10.-The British have re-captured a small portion of a front trench northwest of Albert which the enemy gained yesterday, it is announced officially. The staten-ient follows: "The small portion of our front-trench northeast of Albert gained by the enemy as a result of his attack yesterday morning was recaptured by us during the evening by a  counter attack. We took a few prisoners. "The hostile artillery was active last night in the valleys of the Somme nnd Ancre rivers and at different points on the Lys battlefront." FRENCH TAKE TOWN. Paris. May 10.-French troops  yesterday captured Grivesnes Park, five miles northwest of Mont Dldicr, the War Office announces. _ The French took 258 prisoners. 1 hey orcanized their new positions notwithstanding i German resistance. Official announcement of the action follows; "After a brief and intense bombardment, French troops yesterday afternoon took possession of the park at Grivesnes, an Irnpor-taht part of which had beerf oc.; cupied by the Germans. "We took 258 prisoners, including four officers, and also a ' considerable amount of material. Notwithstanding the vigorous German artillery fire and alms of enemy patrols to approach our new line, our infantry maintained the positions which had been captured and organized by them. High Ground 'With tfie British Army in. Prance, � May 10.-Tlie operation by which tho British regained in a counter assault tho small portion of trench north of Albert, wiiicli tho Germans had caii-tured yesterday, while a small ono was Important. The positions in tpies-tion lay on high ground which hart been liotly contested ever since tho Germans stormed' their way into Albert. � No Further Progress. British Headquarters in Prance, May i).- (iteuter's Ottawa Agoncy.)' -Tlie enemy lias made virtually no progress since the capture of .Mont Kemmol and is showing no disposition to follow up his initial moves, whigii w-vva generally'anticipated. So long as 111.-! local attacks continue to be neutralized, as was tlio case yesterday, so long a bigger attempt is likely to be postponed. Ills dense concentrations remain in position, hut tho momentum iias gone out of his original 'push and the offensive has spent itself. Ho is now in a position to start a fresli one against tho Allies, who have liberal time for overhauling their defences.. The-enemy is now faced with the same problem as on .March.21 last. Must Pay Price For Ypres Paris, May 10.-(Toronto .Alail and. Empire)-Contrary to the belief ex-' pressed in dispatches from correspon-: dents with tho French army military-autlioritios hero do not believe that tho! ne.vt German offensive is as imminent as expected and agree that the battlo may not begin before a fortnight.-Many reasons contribute to this delay, tho foremost of which Is tho fact that so severe has been the repulse of last-week, especially on days of April 2!) and 30, that sufficient time must elapse before the enemy can be ablo to fill in and^reorganize his divisions. On the other hand, allied aviators are working such havocDn the enemy, tliat he ia finding it difficult to carry out concentrations. From a high military authority, it is understood'"that tho allies are willing to give up Ypres it tho onemy is willing to pay to tlie e.x--tent of 20,000 men for it, and that it would be a good bargain as tacti|Cally YproB is worth loss thau 10,000. . This authority expressotl the beliei: that In the coming offensive aviation may'play the most important role in the whole field of war. The allies are now much snporior in Uie nlr than tite onemy, It has been established re-^ cently that the German airplane production averages from ISOO to 3000 machines. .. �� While it is not permlttoa loglvQ tho figures of the French and Hngltsh output. It is not exaggerating to estimate it at more than double that and � daily increasing. It is hoped that the allies will bo ablo to give a deifioa-^ti'utio.u of tUelr suDei'lorltv ia tba Riv / D8C ;