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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 11, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald VOLUME MAY 1918 J NUMBKR 128 ON OSTEND SUCCESS Raid on Ostend Completes Operations To End Menace Blocking of Ostend Harborv Completes Plans to Defeat Sub on Ostend Though Channel Not Completely Gallantry of Volunteers Who Carried Out Raid May old cruiser Vindictive went to her last berth 150 to 200 yards within the piers forming the entrance to the harbor at one of the German submarine bases on the Belgian under a torftjfic fire from the German naval guns and machine guns on the according to the Central Preparatory to the raid the naval air force bombarded the town and drop pod bombs the harbor causing Aater tho air men were assisted by destroyers and monitors bombarding the enemy posi tions Tho entire operation was out on lines similar to the raid on April 23 whonconcrete laden cruisers sunk in the harbor of the most Important German submarine For the second time In a month a smoke screen was used suc About two oclock in the morning a largo force of destroyers nnd coastal motor boats steamed up toward the the motor boats going alongside The weatheOvas everything desired until fifty minutes before tho Vindictive was sunk when a sea fog drove in shore and reduced tho visibility to a between 300 and 400 Great Difficulty Tho Vindictive experienced the Kroateet difficulty finding the en to the The enemy em ployed star v shells and search lights extensively and for twenty minutes the vesselwas in full view of the en emys As she cruised up and down seeking the entrance she lilt repeatedly several casual ties were It was oclocl tho piers were sighted almost ftibngsWc mach ine guns opened a fearful Having found his the cap tain swung his concrete laden cruiser around and rammed her stem against tho eastern leaving his lieuten ant to wbrlc the engines with the ob ject of sending the ship across the He then discovered that the cruiser was aground aft and that it impossible to turn her any fur Ho called his crew from the en Kino room and stoke hold and then aet off explosive to the say tho Vindictive Is lying submerged at an angle of degrees at the east ern entrance with her stem against the I Got Wounded Off While tho vessel was being aban doned two motor launches went alongside under a heavy machine gun flro and succeeded in bringing off the including the Serious Blockade May It Is declared on unquestionable authority that the sunken cruiser Vindictive lies in the nock of tho channel at tho en trance to Ostend harbor at an angle of about forty is obvious that a vessel 300 foet long lying at this ancle does not effectively block a channel 320 foet but a very Useful purpose has been A partial and very serious blockade has been achieved and under the con dltions of rapid silt prevailed on tho Belgian tho obstruction will certainly tend to It is not claimed that tho sunken cruiser will prevent the egress of submarines or oven entirely stop that of It will materially hamper both and that is Heavily Guarded light craft will not be able wlien pursued by British forces to rush full speed Into the harbor as they have done Conditions fairly favorable for the That part of the Belgian coast is heav ily armed and the small number British casualties indicates the enemy was surprised and emphasizes the suc cess of the With regard to the Brit ish government is satisfied that Ger man stories of the unrestricted in gress and egress are Air photographs taken within the last fortnight are said to demonstrate clearly the falsity of the enemy state In the case of it is comput ed that at least throe or four days Bust elapse before tha channelcon be cleared and buoys placed betweentlio stsrn of the sunken cruiser and the In the meantime the tide nnd the silt will ho at In the Zee bruggo cise tho silt Is collecting very fast In Bplto ot HID work uf enemy The position of the block ing cruiser ut iSeebrugge lu such that any attempt to blow up the obstruc tion would bo fraught with able danger to neighboring permanent Tho smallnejs of the casualties suf fered ut Osteiul Friday does not indi cate good shooting by tho But weather conditions were fuvor ublo to the raiders anil the Vindictive carried only sufficient men to work The Volunteers A large the officers and men who took part In the operation against tho Zeeblugge mole on April claimed the right to participate in the Ostend says the Cen tral News story of the raid their wish waa All the men on the Vindictive were volunteers from the Dover At oclock the flagship of Admiral sighted a motor launch which had on board two officers and thirtyeight men of the An officer who was on a destroyer described the Up to oclock We heard noth Ing of the he Then he sent up starsHolls and flashed his A heavy bombardment CONTINUED ON PAGB 4 CLOSE THE MILLS New Order Serjonsly Affects the Flour Mills in the 1 West That the new dirdor of the Foot Controller and the Canada Grain Board ordering all mUta in the wes to ship air except ten to Fort William for oversets 3 drastic tha it may compel the cloning down o the temporarily at least was the admission made this morn ing by manager ot tho Ellison Milling and Elevator We will have to depend on th farmers to keep us supplied from their bins on the explained some and that would Grain in our line tak ele ACTUAL CHARGE OF BRITISH This remarkable picture shows an actual charge by British The men have Just left the trenches on their trip across No Mans HUNS WANT MUM Economic Supervision Not En May Resist The Move May has been suddenly faced with events that may change political tho Petrograd correspondent of the Daily Express he lias apparently found that economical do minion over Russian territory is In sufficient and IB seeking military oc An extra session of tho BolsheviKi Government council 1ms been held in Petrograd to discuss the situation created by the ultimatum recently delivered by the German am Count Von which embodied demands of a character ap parently calculated To turn Russia virtually Into a German Pre mier Lenines speech at this meeting was extremely the cor According to the newspaper Fod tho question of transferring the capital to NiJniNovgorod was broach as was the subject of the imme diate military measures for the de fence of Moscow against possible aerial A Despatches from Moscow say that the newspapers there publish state ments that an ultimatum waa recent ly handed to the council of the peo pled commissaries by the Gorman Count Von which demands the immediate execu tion of measures making Rupsla vir tually a German RUNAWAY FREIGHT SMASHES ANOTHER May Through failure of the air brakes to ChicagoMontreal freight train of cars on the ran away on the Dundas mountain yeaterday afternoon and rushing through Dundas at a ter rific crashed into the rear of a LondonToronto freight train of 22 cars which was standing at the junction but a short distance east of the city on the main The engine of the runaway ptoughed through eight cars of the standing train and then mounted Fire broke out and the runaway engine and sixteen cars with valu able freight were burned and thir teen other were No one was seriously 1H A LOCAL FIRE Injuries Not Block Has a Narrow Escape Allied Airmen Achieving Wonderful Record in Fighting in Flanders Allied Line Improved in Local Fighting on the Western Fronfc Artillery Heavy at Several Are Greatly Hampering Operations of Enemy by Daring Air Raids on Railway Stations and Concentrations vators throughout the south must also bo shipped to Port William so that we cannot on We are asking the authorities for permission to divert enough grain from our line to our mills to keep us going but permission has as yet not been That a temporary shutflown will have to be at Green The report Is also current in rail way circles here that the big Ovilvle Milling at Hat has bwfa ontantf to ahfe its bushels of wheat in store IB the next ten and that the ond of that time the mill will be shut down until new crop The mills In Southern Alberta are In a better position than thpse in any other of the declared a railwayman to the discussing tho new I donot believe there is arit other part of the West where the farmers have any consid erable portion of tha wheat and if the mill j1 last years be kept running it will anywhere can this May overseas draft will go over under the Mmmand of Major 775 or almost 200 more than the strength of an ordinary cavalry accord ing to official Re orultnlg waa stopped today and figure mantlohtd Ii tha final strength of the NEIL POET DIES IN Supposed to Have Brother in But is Not Located New May body of an aged who was found dead in a lodging house at 4 Chatham Square on Wednesday was identified at the morgue yesterday as that of Nell a poet and who had been once editor of the Scot who was 75 years had become weal thy through mining operations in Can ada and a long residence there had been distinguished both for the quality of his verse and as an author ity on Canadian political His parents back in Scotland had been wealthy and after graduation from the University of Edinburgh the young man went to Years ago he came to A brother lives at He was McDonalds latest verses A Plea for Immortality will be publish ed as a posthumous Tho Herald has been unable to lo cate anyone In Letnbridgo by the name of Iwyl The telegraphs are endeavoring to lo cate Alexander who is supposed to be a brother of the de ceased Local Member Supports Bill and Urges Higher Salaries in CivilService May criminal the1 Civil to Service PROGRESS OF Y DRIVE May has now been reported at the general headquarters of the Red Triangle campaign for the work the Is doing for the fighting forces of TTJ TMI DOMINION SINCE WAR OUTLAY Act and the statement by dealing with the were the features of the session tho house ot com mons During consideration of the Civil Service there was a general dis of thn of Mahy of the members were inclined to view that Ottawa has too large a share of llio appointments that the outside districts should be given a better W Nicklc of express edHie fear that a gjuall group In Ottawa would control the outside dis If the government were going to have civil service he should play the game He wanted to see civil service reform honestly carried Local Member Speaks Buchanan Lethbridge express ed approval of the measure Patronage was a menace to business administration and what Canada re qulred in all departments of tho gov eminent was busintasilke Why should not the business of the government be conducted as the and tho banks conducted their business lie When we have such a system in vogue we will have efficient administration and who go into tho government service will realize that efficiency will win pro motion anil Efficiency was tho test under patron it was party Better Salaries Buchanan advocated better sal aries for efficient officials in order to keep good He said he had found good clerks In the Lethbridge post of fice being attracted away to banks by higher Tho government should encourage efficiency and retain the services of good officers by pay ing men ut least as good salaries as they could Ret in a private urged that an increase of salary should bo given to the letter carriers and other men in tho service in order that they could meet the increasing cost of They deserved gen erous He was an advocate of economy but economy that worked inefficiently was In conclusion lie I should like to see the government service put on a business basis and men treated on their merits and paid a salary and promoted ac cording to their merits and if this bill will provide such a system I believe tha people of Canada wil strongly fav or this government for having intro duced BROTHER IS May A Reuters des patch from British headquarters in Prance says It is reported that Von brother of the fam ous German who was recent ly had fallen durlnr an aerial flight over the and that hU skull wtta It is unlikely that will ever fly PROMINENT ARCHITicf May a well known Tordntoarchi and QUO of tlw founders of the Royal Canadian Academy of died on Thursday after a short ill in He was the ar chitect yf the old KUOX OMlego and of no hau VO churches iu Ou Miss TJella Smith badly burn ed about the limits ami with the result that she is now in the and Miss Iris Hobbs was burned about the lianas in m en deavor to help Smith in a Hie resulting from an explosion of gaso line In their rooms in the Whitney 3rd Avenue yeaterday after noon about The two women were engaged in cleaning gar ments at the time and were plung ing a white coat in gasoline in tha bath when in some nnacronnt able way the gasoline There was no fire close by lit the and tlae reason for the explo sion is mystery Chief Hardy is try ing to Miss Smith rushed from Hie rooms and down the stairs with her clothing and but for tiie tact that she had light clothing on at the time and that medical attendance was beliig close by in his the burns would proved dccuiitarita of the buildln on tho second whero the explo sion endeayorea to put out the withhand be fors calling the fire ao that tho fire had a good start and was eating Its way up to the third storey when the brigade was finally They made quick 1un after receiv ing the and plunging up the stairs right into the flames thoy made so that the damfige wasonly about though the risk was away up in the thous The damage was mostly to the furniture ot Miss Smiths and to the walls ot the second May French troops advanced their line slightly yesterday evening east of on theFlandera the WatOffice The statement follows French troops advanced their line slightly yesterday evening east of Locre and captured sev eral We carried out successful raids during the night west of Merville alid brought back a few prisoners and machine A raid attempted by the enemy east of Ypreswas stopped by our WORK OF AIRMEN May Cloudless weather on Thursday favored the British according to an official statement today with aerial operations and 27 Ger L Over Already All Over to War Germans Send Troops From From Flanders to Check The Uprisings There t May situation in Ukraine has become so disturbed that he Germans have dispatched large detachments of Bavarian cavalry from Flanders on the way to the correspondent at Amsterdam of the Exchange Telegraph Company re Hatred of Germans May Ukrainian newspapers which are reaching Stock contain articles showing how the German methods in Ukraine are evoking opposition and hatred in all It Is difficult to discover evidence of any proGerman party Even thn new which is chiefly composed of owners of large has among its mem bers some prominent White Russians who are known to be strongly opposed German policies and who may bo assumed to have accepted office for the present for purely material rea Having done so the Triangle campaign during the fixed campaign the committee is now endeavoring to make the ob jective and believe that sum will be reached without great iHffl There are a lot of men in the city who have not been and it is thought the still to raise to reach the mark will come very The object In setting a final mark of is that the committee de sires to bo able to make an even division of the funds so that may be sent to the Y overseas and used for local Harry a local cairf palgn this morning received following highly complimentary telegram from organizer for Alberta Congratulations on great success of campaign In We hope this will give an impetus to work in your city as well as the ser vice your contributions will render to boys Albarta reach the quarter million mark In a lew days returns still There has been a good deal of misunderstanding and icritlclsm dur ing the drive regarding so large a sum going to tho local It be remembered that there has been no yearly campaign for funds in as there has been other that practic ally nothing has been collected in a public for the Y for If the is half of this goes to the war and half to the local KING REVIEWS AMERICAN TROOPS May trains loaded with American troops ar rived in London this They were marshalled at tha Wellington barracks for thoir march through the streets of London The troops will be reviewed by King George at Buckingham 000 There Is now ovor QET8 APPOINTMENT May Dan formerly a Winnipeg JWjaived dnatWe of his appointment to the now post here Military Service Act district Colonel McLean will act as medium between the district military headquarters on the one anil the registrar under tha Military Ser vice Act ami the Dominion PC lien on the Ren a Russian commander in the Japanese and present ha been murdered by the Bolshevik at Southern accord ing to the Vienna correspondent o the Lokal Anzeiger of Japanese war General Ren nenkumpf commanded a Cossacl cavalry Later ho malu ai envlablo record aa governorgenera of lu 1JV4 Uennra Hqiinenkampf gained suocesjio agalist the Germans in Poland An ICnst only to be defeated b Fluid Marshal Von 1 11H5 he on the retire list aniV 3n wasr 8rreatei provisional Government fo tho Government an was interned n fortress ni St Poter and WEATHER and man machines were downed and 12 driven down out of The statement rads The cloudless weather on Thursday enabled our airplanes to carry out a full days Moro than 24 tons of bombs were dropped on different in cluding important railway stat ions at Chaul ncs and and billets at Carvint Peronne and Chipllly and the docks at Fighting In the air was more or less con tinuous and it was particularly fierce toward Twentyseven German mach ines were twelve were driven down out of control and four hostile observation balloons were Six of our mach ines are During the night four and one half tons of bombs were dropped on the decks and at the entrance of the canalmat Ostend and three and one half tons on Chaulnes and All our machines i BRITISH FRONT May The text of the War Office statement issued tonight says There was local fighting today at Aveluy north of Apart from hostile artillery ac tivity at several particu larly in the Vlmy Ridge and Ribecq sectors nnd south of there is nothing fur ther to I HEAVY ARTILLERY May Heavy fighting to tne front vin the region of GrlvSs nes MaillyRaineval is re ported In todays official com The French gained ground oh the southern side of the Picardy battle near Orvillers southeast of Mont Keep Up Their Reputation With the British Army in day There been much air ighting in the past few days and the British airmen have fully sustained heir great reputation they established n the Scpres of battles might be recounted In which the British rlumphed ovor greater numbers he All these stories vary only as to Several days ago near Ypres Qne Jrltlsh attacked five Ger mans single Thp Britishers engaged one of the enemy and fought ilm until ho turned tall and Tho Srltisli pilot then went after Jorman and pressed the attack so lard that the enemy was forced Into a loee spin in an attempt to The ruse was for the Britisher followed him down steadily into the helpless German machine with his machine gun until tho latter finally turned Its back and Another British plane was attacked jy six enemy machines which came It from below and The Brit ish observer opened fire at close riddling the leading German machine which dived and then burst into This finished tho of the British who got away Work But fighting planes are not the oilly ones that have been The Ish bombing squadrons have beendos ing wonderful work and Destroying ammunition dumps and bombing enemy troops and trans Tons of explosives have been dropped among masses of the enemy causing heavy The British machines also haye em ployed constantly in attacking the In fantry from low altitudes with mach ine and in many casea veritable slaughter Has The artillery planes also have been doing invalu able service directing the fire of the British guns and this represents onn of the most important phases of the duties of the air corps for the pilots urn the eyes of the In addition to destroying eight of the twenty German airplanes as related wo engagedxBO successfully on Tuesday by twro British the British aviators sent down five others The battle began when the British avia tora attacked seven German Two other enemy formations cams raisingthe total oj German ma chines to but Instead of the British lighters pressed In and out among large enemy force these two with their gal hint little swirled and charg working their rapidfirers UKp One of the Britishers got on i lu tail of a big Ueruiau riddled it with The airplane hung quivering in the air QN I ;