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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 10, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME MAY 127 f HUNS SLOW TO BRITISH SUCCESSFULLY BLOCK fHE ENTRANCE TO OSTEND HARBOR British Premier Has Won a Notable Victory Over His Sniping Enemies APPEAL TO FORGET POLITICS AND TO PROSECUTE WAR May The action of the Jtfiuse of Commons in turning down the Asuulth motion large majority generally accords with the of various newspapers express ed previous to the Premiers state ment in the The staunch sup porters of Premier Lloyd George ac cept his statement without question and regard it as a complete refuta tion of the charges made by Major General Those papers which urged an inquiry treat the speech as having a restricted though they admit it a good ef Among the former papers is The Daily Mail which says that not a raft of General Maurices pretentfous in dictment is left and asks who again will ever pay the leagt attention to anything he It declares that 1Ormer Premier Asquith was outgen eralled and The Premiers says The rjally was complete and overwhelming and showed that Gen eral Maurice had not a shadow of justification for any of bis Tlie Dally expressing IHo sccoftp issues were left in the same mischievous obscur the Premier be cause 6f the uncertainty In mind of the It declares the Pre miers statement does not remove the serious disquiet from the mind of the The The Dally News refers to the Pre miers withdrawal of the plan of a judicial inquiry as political jugglery and says he hurlted the inquiry in to charges afecting British honor and the honor of The Daily News adds General Maurices charges remain unaffected ly this melodrama and the public is left to laugh or according to its at this latest achievement of political Premier Lloyd says the Morning sought to substantiate ono series of onesided anri unsup ported statement by another Because tho House of Commons chose to be satisfied with Lloyd side House will bo equally Georges it it does not follow that tho people out side the House will bo equally I nthls as in the Commons has ceased to represent the Tho Government survived another emergency but under exist ing conditions it must recur and each succeeding crisis loaves it The apparently converted from some of its previously express ed views by I ho Premiers drops its contention in favor of It refers to the Premiers staggering and startling revelations with reference to the statements of Major General whoso whole case it says goes by It adds that it in charitable to assume that Alaurico was made the in strument of more ablo and lens hon orable men und thinks it hardly sur prising that the House of Commons Bhould have refused to hoar any juoro of Premier Lloyd George again show ed himself a keen political strategist and a strong pleader for his own lie withdrew tho cabinets plan for a court of honor to deal with tho charges of Major General Maurice which Andrew Bonar Law on Tuesday sail concerned tlio honor of tire Tho Premier mode It clear that adoption of former Pre mier Asquiths motion for a solect committee to investigate tho matter regarded a vote of cen nuro which would ho followed by tho Governments Lloyd George detailed in a burning speech his version of tho controversy which Major General Maurice Tho debate was brief siid tho Premiers explanation was its dominating Tho cabinet rode safely over the crisis by voto of to Tho ma jority was even larger than news papers had predicted shows that the ilouso of at loast Is not for a change Government which would have been the result of adopting Asqniths Career is Tho case of General Alaur loe Is in tho hands of the army coun cil and tlicro seems little doubt that CRITICISE GERMAN i POLICY ift UKRAINE May eastern policyv particularly re specting has again been criticised aharply In the relchstag main Central News from Amsterdam Guotav asked far further Information regarding the status of affairs In Ukraine and protested against continued Inter ference by Germany In the domes tic of that ELEVEN KILLED British Naval Forces in An other Daring Raid on Submarine Base SINK WARSHIP IN ENTRANCE TO THE OSTEND HARBOR Over 150 Injured in Windstorm Over Iowa and Illinois I States v May At least eleven persons were killed and more than one hundred and fifty more or less seriously injured by the tornado which swept over Central and North ern Iowa and Central Illinois late yes according to advices received here early The known dead are at the following places two two Fran Hundreds of houses farm hull dings wore blottrrr down and vlive was killed in many localities The advices received from Iowa said the full force of the tornado was felt fpr adistance of about twenty five miles between Mayvllle and arid its greatest width was about two In Illinois Us greatest force appeared to have be gun west Jacksonville and to have continued enstrfSrd beyond General Mahon to casts Bold Move By the Government May General Bryan commander in chief of the announced publicly last night that lie was to leave He said he did not know who his successor would This confirms rumors current for several days that important changes in the military fn Ireland are The departure of Gnn eral It is will be re garded in Ireland as an indication that the government has decided to proceed boldly with Irish No Irish Nationalist members par ticipated in the division of the house of commons last night on the Asquith Took to and Squander ed 000 of Hanks Money May manager of the local branch of the Dominion Bank was sentenced today by Judge Winchester to five years a Portsmouth for the theft of from tho Tho accused guilty when ar raigned In tho Country criminal Restitution of about had been The county crown attorney said Maynard had started to bet on horse racing in had borrow ed money sent from the head offlcy and had manipulated customers ac counts tp meet the To de ceive the he had changed the loaves in the loose leaf ledgers putting iu correct shoots for Inspec tion niul taking them out and replac ing thorn with his sheets when the imipoctors This had gone on tot two Maymml iu a statement says he waa in debt he entered the bank just needed the money baidly aud borrowed that amount from the THen he tried to repay bU loan by setting on horses with more Notice of promotion und an incrouitein salary when he could not the uail he had llel May German submarine base nt Ostend on the Belgium const has been blocked as the result of a new raid by British naval the Admiral ty The obsolete cruiser filled with has been sunk across the entrance to the The British lost one motor their casualties were The official statement says Operations designed to close the ports of Ostend and Zee brugge were successfully com pleted last night when the ob solete cruiser Vindictive was sunk piers en trance to Ostend Since the attack on Zebbrugge on April 23 the Vindictive had been filled with Concrete and fit ted as a block ship for this pur Our light forces have return ed to their base with the loss of one motor which had been damaged and was sunk by orders of admiral prevent it from faling into hands of the Our casualties were BOMB May Allitd flying squadrons bombed the Mole and the village of Zee the German submarine base on the Belgian at noon and in the evening Thurs No military damage was according to an official statement in Two enemy hostile airplanes were shot down by German WellGuarded May decision to send the Vindictive to Ostend was made a few days after her return from the Zeebrugge and the task of filling her with concrete was begun As in the joint raid on Zeebrugge and this latest British naval exploit was kept a wellguarded sec As an evidence of is re called that after the battlescarred cruiser returned from an urgent request was made that she besent up the Thames to London for public The authorities did not encourage this and tho agitation All the time the old vessel was being overhauled for her last Bruge Still Blocked May reports that German submarines have been un able to enter Flemish ports and had to return to Reuters says is unable 1o obtain confirma tion in naval Photographic and other evidence from Zeebrugge shows that the Bruges Canal is still entirely blocked as a re sult of the British raid of April and that it cannot bo The ob it has been were hotter placed than was at first sup German attempts to clear the meeting with no success as a result of British air activity and other INNOCENT MOUNDS AND CLUMPS OF TREES concealed huge gllns that make Germanys naval base at Kiel one of the safest harbors in tho Peaee Offer to Wilson Was Turned Down Flat By American in Geneva story of how an attempted German peace offen sive directed toward Prosident Wil son was turned down by an American living in is told by the Swisscorrespondent of The Daily Mail In his dispatch dated at on the FrancoSwiss Heron is described as a friend of The German according to the triul to get peace offers sent ttuthti President through Vvho was visited on Ap ril 19 by of a friend of Count Von the Quidde by the Dutch Spoke he TwlT come to prepare the way If or merciful peocs and gave to understand that he spoke tor Chancellor Von HertHng and the German Foreign He asured the American pro fesSor that the peace party in the Reichstag was about to gain Predomi Financial as Well as Political Situation is Most Alarming Is Report RUMANIAN QUEEN DEATH ON HUNS May Queen Marie of according to German has publicly announced that she will never recognize the peace treaty be tween Rumania and Her Majesty says she would rather ab dicate than reign over acountry under German The Queens children are of the same opinion and never lose an the newspapers of Insulting the Germans In CONSUL GIVEN FIVE YEARS May makv speeches prejudicial to recruit John consul In Glasgow of the Russian Bolshevik In the hljh court terday was sontenped to five servitude under the Defense of the Realm The evidence showed that Mac Lean publicly had urged working men to break all laws and to replace parliament by an organisation pat terned after the Russian May newspap ers represent the financial as well as the political situation in Austria as being most says a Zurich dispatch to the Morning The just before its ad had its attention called almost peremptorily to the empires The committee for the control of the national debt reported to tho lower house that not only the large indebt edness of the state to the AustroHun garian but tho frequent usomado by tho administration of the note is sujng bank could but arouse the grav est apprehension from financial and economic The jndobtcilnoss of the note bank is now it is add and the notes in circulation have increased The com mittee complained that in spite of warnings from the mili tary authorities recklessly squander ed nance in Germany and that he wished to prepare President Wilson to take advantage of that auspicious mom The Hun Quidde was willing to make the following peace terms autonomy to AI saceLorraiiie within the limits of the German provided the would not breach the subject of AlsaceLorraine at the peace con j JBrestLitovsk peace treaty be not discussed at the peace although the Allies might submit claims for tha revision of them and Germany might make certain ThirdrXo economic war against GeniTOnySiftepthB colonies to be re Qujcide asserted that the present offensive inFrancehad the ultimate objective of achieving a dur able the Daily Mails cor respondent after listening to the German exclaimed I wonder that you have the ef frontery to ask me to lay such a riga marole of cant and deceit before the American Far from creating a spirit of conciliation it would simp ly strength American will to smash the perfidious and nefarious offer of such The United States intends to con the fighting until the Prussian military power and if the Prussian state along with is ex tinguished as a power for whether it takes one year or adds tho correspon left the house Tho next week Heron was besieged with now offers by one of his successors saying ho was German Colonial Minister Heron talked straight to ail of thorn telling other that the States ir6 longer wants It wants to sweep out the augean stables at New Offensive of the Germans is Expected By A FEEL LIKE II Operators Say Output Mines Greatel Reduced Because of This NO GERMANS IN RAID ON PETROGRAD May Ger mans are participating or will par ticipate in the advance by Finnish Jroops on According to this announcement was made before the main com mittee of the reichstag on Wednes day by General Von STEAMERS ASHORE May ocean going steamers Lake Cortio and Lycoan have reported ashore iu the lower Law The Lalje Coma is aground throe miles west if Point DCS while the Ly is on the rocks oK Cape near Cape Tho government stjamer Lord StnUhcoiiu lias gono to the as sletaiue of the but as the last reports received Uore indicate the refloating ot he ytSBselyhas not been success Much dissatisfaction is being ex pressed by the cnal operators of the district over the fact that the miners nre avuilin themselves of the op portunity to take holidays thus great ly reducing the May Day on May is a holiday by agreement but instead of taking only the OIIK I day pickets were posted at the and the men urged to take a longer and the majority of them agreed to do The Greek new year was alsarcelehrated the other day and this resulted in another holi day of some with the re sult in the past two mines havo not worked half It is very said one operator to The Herald this The men are being as an inducement to out as much coal as are stocked with orders for aliead so that there need not be asingle idle but in spite of our tonnage is not half what it This ia our opportunity to make Manitoba a market for Alberta but the min ors do not seem to realize what this to them in the way of steady work when the wqr is I think the Government take steps cut down on the liolidaying at this time when tho utmost energy of eVery man is to keep up pro What Would happen if the farmers took a week off now and then right in the midst of seeding or har vest Reports from the Crows Nest mines Is that the output is but that there are too many miners in the district for the number of out side men with the result that mines cannot run to capa city unless they get more men to look after the work at the pit TROOflPELL JRESILE BOLSHEVIKI FIGHT Anarchists Refuse to Surrender Large Quantities of Am munition May newspapers received here describe an all day bat tle between the anarchists and tho Bol sheviki at Moscow resulting from tho imprisonment of four hundred anarch ists in the Ths fighting was caused by a general refusal of tho an arthists to surrender groat quantities of munitions and machine Tho Bolsheviki forces stormed tho places where the munitions woro The newspapers estimate that there are sixty thousand anarchists living Iu sold iers were two were so badly injured that they diod enroute to tho baso four were seriously in jured and eighteen less seriously a wooden coach load ed with soldiers of the 321st infant ryand 317th machine gun jumped a trestle at Camp Jackson GRAVE TIMES ARE FINED FOR BRIBING MEDICAL OFFICER May Horace an Ottawa pleaded gulltyAyegterday afternoon In the police court to a charge of having to brfte Cap tain Andrew a mem ber pf the army medical He WM fined 1500 and sentenced to day In jail by Magistrate Legault attempted to ob tain Davies to Lafprtune to escape the May to the Primrose League Earl government leader In the house of and member of the British war said that grave times were ahead and that the British soldiers might have to give Encouragement war to be he in tho unity of icis effort and in indomitable spirit of the British LIQUOR PURCHASE SCHEME DEAD May Mall and William editor of British says the scheme for state pur chase of the liquor traffic If dead and that he makes his statement on the very best Nic oll has the reputation of being in the confidence of the Liberal leaders Germans Finding Trouble in Concentrating Troops For New Drive BRITISH AND FRENCH WIN SUCCESSES IN SOME LOCAL ATTACKS May British have recaptured a small portion of a front trench northwest of Al bert which the enemy gained yes it is announced The statement follows The small portion of our fronttrench northeast of Albert gained by the enemy as a result of his attack yesterday morning was recaptur ed by us during the evening by a counter We took a few The hostile artillery was ac tive last night in the valleys of the Somme and Ancre rivers and nt different points on the Lys FRENCH TAKE May troops yesterday captured Grivesnes five miles northwest of Mont the War Office an The French took 258 i hey organized their new posi tions notwithstanding i German Official announce ment of the action After a brief and intense bom troops yester day afternoon took possession of the park at an Injpor tant part of which had been oc cupied by the We took 258 In cluding four and also a considerable amount of Notwithstanding the vigorous German artillery fire and alms of enemy patrols to approach our new our infantry maintained the positions which had been cap tured and organized by High Ground With tfio British Army May operation by which the British regained in a counter the small portion of trench north of which the Germans had cap tured while a small ono was The positions in ques tion lay on high ground which had been hotly contested ever since tha Germans stormed their way iulo Al No Further British Headquarters In May Ottawa enemy has made virtually no progress since the capture of Mont Kemmel and is showing no disposi tion to follow up his initial whigh were So long as his local attacks con tinue to he as was tho case so long a bigger at tempt is likely to he His dense concentrations remain in posi but tho momentum has gone out of his original push and the offen has spent lie ia now iu u position to start a fresh one against tho who have had liberal time for overhauling their enemy is now faced with the sama problem as on MarduSl Must Pay Price For Ypres Muy Mail and to the belief ex pressed in dispatches from correspon dents with tho French urmy military authorities here do not believe that tho1 next German offensive is as us expected and agree that the battle may not begin before a Many reasons contribute to this the foremost of which is the fact that so severe lias been tho repulse of last especially on days of April 29 aud that sufficient time must elapse before the enemy can be ablo to fill in unduoorganlze his Ou the other allied aviators are working such havoc on the that he is finding it difficult to carry out From a high military it is tho ullies are willing to give up Vpres if the enemy is willing to pay to the ex tent of men for und that it would be a good bargain as tactically Ypres is worth less thau This authority expressed the belief that in the coming offensive aviation may play the most important role in the whole field of The allies are now much superior in the aii than the lias been cently that the German airplane pro duction averages from 1SOO to 3000 While it is not permitted to give tho figures of the French aud English it is not exaggerating to esti mate it at more than double that uucl daily It is hoped tho allies will be able to give a demon struUou of their suvevlQritr ii Hie ;