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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta MAY 1918 Herald 1HO British and French On The Western Are Heavily iocal Fighting Favorable to the Large Operations ITALIANS REPULSED AUSTRIAN ATTEMPTS TO TAKE POSITIONS May German ar tlllery fire was violent last night in the Sommo and says the official statement from Field Marshal The state ment follows We carried out a successful raid last night northeast of Robecq Flanders and captured a few prisoners wjthout casualties to A part of the enemy which attacked one of our posts west of Merville repulsed with The hostile artillery was active during the night in the Somme and Ancre ITALIAN VICTORY Italian Army Headquarters In Northern May Italian repulsed with heavy loss a desperate attempt to retake the pooitlon of Mont It is be lieved that this was only the first of a series or efforts to regain the lost ground owing to the value of the height which commands the approaches to the valley leading from Trent to The fight last night was in the darkness and was a bloody hand to hand struggle over the rocky slopes of the The Ital ian positions were Thus far the fighting around Monte Corno has been of a local character and not a part of any general offensive although the out posts show increasing activity all along the mountain On French May Heavy artillery lighting in the Champagne is report ed in todays official Jpnly patrol actions occurred on the main RECRUITING FOR ENGINEERS AND RAILWAY CORtfS of the is In the city today arranging for acceptance of recruits for the en arid railway construction He has arranged with Sheriff Young aftd Oliver to do the work of recruiting All men who do not tome under the Immediate operation of the Service that is men of 19 and men above or married men of any can be Skilled labor of nearly every class Is urgently See the recruiting officers BftAND Who has been They Constitute An Unbeatable Foe on Sea RAPID Flllfi A new instrument ot In operation OIK tho JL battle front nouncenient The May of treat enthusiasm marked aBnonuce ment by Rodolpe Lemieux at the evening sitting of the house ot Ithe who for three years and more has been a prisoner of war in Ger lias been released now oTi his way Lemieux made his announcement during the discus sion In committee of the Civil Service unnea aliue soLted with it cheersbyvthe whicn r flehtine Insert iW For Hes a lowed by Jolly Good rfated that a despatch just been the 61 May chibold the naval writ ingln the Daily Telegraph on the news situation in the North Sea resulting from the Zpebrugge and Ostend the extension of British mine fields and the generally increasing naval pressure on says When the war is over the nation will form jjome conception of tho ex tent of tho debt which we owe to the American navy for the manner in has not only in connection with the convoy but in fighting If the naval position is improving as It It is due to the fact that the British and American fleets are working in close support ed by an immense body of skilled workers on both sfdes of the Atlantic wtyo are turning out destroyers and other craft for dealing with the sub marines well as mines and The Germans can have a battle whenever they want The strength of the grand fleet has been well main Some of the finest ships of the United States navy are How as They are not pnly but they aroj well officered and The con ditions under which the Germans would engage favorable to years But Prembi1 Borden Meets Thein Wftfc Emphasis of Need of Men of On tario and Quebec presented their viewsto thegovernment It was such a delegation in its extent as has rarely Stiver been seen In the capital Twentyfive hundred Ontario ifarmeft jammed the Rus selltheatre aiW outside nearly two thousand ittbre from Un able to secure s overflow mee Imission they held an E in the For LITHUANIA MUST HELP PAY HUN Federal Scheme Home Rule Suggested by Barnes Solution of Irish Problem ENDORSE THE Jlay peror William has issued a pro clamation concerning Llthif nnia in which lie says it is assumed Lithuania will parti cipate in the war burdens ot Germany Begins To Be Anxious Over Situation in Arabia Give Unqualified Endorsation To Cancellation of Exemp tions May endorsation of the action of the Dominion government in cancel ling the exemptions of the 202122 men was the action taken by the executive of the United Farmers of Alberta which held a meeting here yesterday to discuss the mat ter of decreased production as a result of the rccnet The feeling of the executive in a strong resolution which de clared the government have taken the step unless the need for men were urgent and recognized the fair ness of the order embracing all classes and admitt ed there would undoubtedly be some decrease in production as a result but called on farmers loyally to abide by the decision and asked those remaining at home do their bett to minim ize as much as possible the remov al of the young men from New Smith sp6ke was announced also that a from Manitoba was on the he prime minister em of holding the In tola jhaslzed French patrola carried out opera tions north of Hangard on Die iront before Amiens near Courcy and west of the bringing back pri We easily repulsed a Get man raid on small French posts north west of The artillery fighting was rather spirited in the Champagne near Biitte du Jlesnll and in the A Ger man local attack north of Lafecht wus repulsed by our There nothing to report else Tells of Early Battles May Correspondence of the Associated Press Misty wea ther and an overwhelming weight in probably four to enabled the Germans to push back MajorGen eral Goughs fifth army in the opening clays of the spring offensive and to gain a decided The line west of Ventln was held by the fifth army and it only fell fuller reports now received after a gal lant Fighting desperately all the way the divisions of the fifth army were forc ed further and further back until be lated reserves arrived to stem the Ger wan System of Defense The four army corps of the fifth army held a line fifty miles To provide against a determined attack a deep system of defenses had been The outer system was compos ed of concrete blockhouses and sim ilar defences so placed and construct ed as to pour a deadly cross fire on an attacking enemy from But this system of relied upon to hold the enemy until reserves could be moved fulled owing to weather The Germans made their attack in a dense mist through which the defenders could not see the enemy until they were within a few yards of the block The outer system did jiot have the oppor tunity to use its strong cross and ufter a stubborn struggle was over whelmed or compelled to in the area known as the Battle behind the block houses the enemy was held throughout the first day in desperate hand to hand fight Then the overwhelming numer ical superiority of the enemy began to The British line weakened breaks soon How dog gedly the British resisted is shown by the fact that all breaks occurred lit I ho juncture of army corps and no along the line held by a particular One large break necessitated a re tirement for a considerable This had to be repeated again and again as fresh breaks developed and the expected delayed by dif ficulties behind the failed to let up in The immediate re serve divisions of the fifth army had bean thrown At the beginning when the breaks developed and were im mediately absorbed used General Gougi and his corps coni Bianders have nothing but praise or the They all did said one of the did better than but none of them faded and no blame can be at DrBelauds who will soon be fs a former ter general having occu pied that post idt a few months pre viously to theV general election of which resulted m defeat of the Laurier Is still the member for Benuce hav ing been elected by acclamation in his absence last Just before the outbreak of war Belaud was married to a Belgian He was on his honeymoon in Belgium when the Germans ran over the country in He could but remained to give succor to the Belgians and Ger man characteristic indifference to hIB of the Germans made him a prisoner and he remained a prisoner In spite of re peated efforts on the part of the perial authorities atfd the Dominion government to secure1 his freedom comes now as the result of d recentagreementbetween the British IN OF 191ST 1 B and German governments made through neutral agencies for the re lease of prisoners upward of forty five years of Belands never too ro failed steadily during llii stay in Germany and some time ago lie given some measure of About a year ngo his wife became ill in Belgium but he was not permitted by the German authorities to visit The Illness terminated COMMANDEKft IT May platinum iridium and palladium heir by refill some manufacturer and large dealers has commas leered by the The price is per troy eral yester day received telegraphicinstruc tions from headquarters at tawa as follows Men of 19 and those who attain ed the age of 20 years on or since October 13 will be ordered by proclamation to register on or before June Up to1 such men may be treated regard ing enr9llment as May Gordon proprietor of the Now York died at oclock after having been unconscious fo two the on the ipeMern I know whereof I speakinK when I tell that if the chan nel sibiitfl lie reaened through he brealiHig lt wouM be to extreisjBji atical whetheriny that production May in Germany over the Arabian situation is liscussecl in official dispatches from Amsterdam which says that Colone reviewing the situation ir he Vorwaerts on lAay observes if the British succeeded in their objective of cutting the railways of Arabia probably will be los to he says great political importance should be attached to the fighting in sfllnkvcpuia be made of service Io totwiT inen who are holdingthat It as the supreme this government to seethatthese of whom have been fighting for three are by such re inforcements as will enable them to hold main spokesman for Ontario farmers was Manning Doherty of Malton for Quebec farmers the spokesman was pro of al though Cnron was careful to point out that he dirt not come as officially Representing the Quebec By both Caron and Doherty It was argued that if the new mili tary regulations cancelling exemp tions were put Into effect agricultur al production in each province would be reduced by twentyfive per Dbherty also preserited a mem orial from the United Farmers of On tarlo emphasizing the need for food fanners petition quotes the Over Fortress Where 110 Year Ago it Gave Way Labor Member Has Sugges tion for Which is Variously Received OCONNOR SAYS IRELAND STANDS IN WAR WITH May ttte Despatches from France eavly this month reported Bennett so ser iously ill his condition was glv ing cause for He had fo some months at his villa at Beau lieu in the after an illness and advices from Nice at this time an nounced that he had a The Crops Are But Rain is Needed for Plowing manystatements of Premier Borclei and others as 40 the importance o production and also qjiotos Lord Rhonddas message to Canada at tho beginning of the German which fhe British food controller Urges Increased food production in The petition concludes Therefore farmers and loyal Canadian we hereby enter our most soleThn protest against the great breach of faith by the breaking of those sacred covenants and taking from our farms the very labor which Vlll enable us to and the iSehce of more particularly on Pntario live stock farms will para1 yze productive and we exhort yoiy government to stay its hand in proceedings by instructing the military to still grant con lnuous leave of absence to all bona title jTfiuug In order to allay the existing irri tation and restore the confidence of the farmers in your we must humbly request a careful con sideration and an early May tho Associated Flnnis flanyesterday was raised with so emu ceremonies over the fortress o in Helsingfors harbo where 110 years It niado way fo the Russian The fortress i renamed the meaning Finlands Reports of the resumption ot dip lomatic relations between Finland and Russia are It is declared that there be vtton pf the resumption of relations tis long as Russian warships remain in while Finnish rebels in ot East Karelia continue to support en emy actions against and theljr are given refuge if tUo authorities house of commons spent another en tire sitting in committee on theCivil The most outspoken crit icism of the bill from the government benches was offered by Burnham of He declared it to be an insult to the members of parliament were not fit to recommend He de clared that he would vote against ev ery section of the Returned Soldiers A considerable body of opinion in favor of special consideration for re turned soldiers was expressed by New wanted soldiers to he exempt from but Mac who is piloting the bill through he thought that this would lot be in best interest of the ser although declaring that the re turned soldier must be looked In withdrawing his HcQuarrie expressed the belief that house would he wllllngSto adopt t next Sharp Passage It was after three days n when the Civil Service May Manchester which has heretofore a staunch supporter of the Lloyd George continues its campaign Irish conscription it to lie into force shortly after Whitsuntide al though there Is no chance of passing the Homo Rule points to tho resignation of Viceroy Chief Secretary Duke and Comnian derinChicf Sir Bryan rather than accept responsibility for the pol icy on which Premier LloydGeorgo has Finally there is the em bargo to he placet on passenger fie in What is clearly it is the enforcement of conscription at tho point of the It Is per fectly well known and best of all to tho that this can only be done at the cost of sive The toll of blood must be taken wherever the toll of men is taken that is in every village of Na tionalist Do not Irishmen realize what this absolute destruction or hope of any friendly solution of the constitutional relations of the two countries sowing a rich crop ofalienation and Of there are people botU here and in Ireland to whom a rever nion to the old method of coercion would he cheaply bought at the cost of a few lives and laceration once more of the body and soul of it demands that by all and the govern ment should be or if it cannot be then be OConnors May OCon the Irish Nationalist ileadeK in an address herelast night at meet ing attended by many or congress declared thathis party is in flexibly of justness of the allied cause and would press for a vigorous prosecution ofthe war nn til Germany had been completely de OConnor explained that his cri of the Irish conscription act was not Inspired by any hostility to the British but resulted from F tached to division io the fiftli accompanied by high winds witji heavy have been generally pre valent in Manitobaand Saskatchewan during the last Spring wheat is all at least ten days before last and the effect of spell will be a slow top growth but a better stooliug out of the There have been nothing killing frosts and the present condition of the crop is Some of the best crops in the west have been har vested after late May frosts have cu the plant down to the Conditionstin Manitoba are not so good as in the two western Whereas Saskatchewan lias a well rain some parts of this province badly need tpcsl Wheat seeding lacompleted in the Lethbridge new crop Is showing a healthy appearance in the majority of cases throughout the The around has become dry for breakingpur but the crops are not suffering front lack of CARMANGAY May wheat is beginning to show above the ground and displays a healthy appear The crops are not suffering for lack of but it is too dry to and rajn is needed for GRASSY xJrassy Jfcy seeding of wheat is practically all done in this Most farmers are now plow ing for oats and other late The land is Rain is badly needed but the weather the past week has been so as yet nothing has suf The early sown wheat Is up nicely and making a good May earlier sown wheat is growing fa consider ing the inclement All wheat sowing will be practically finished this The fcmners here are nobly replying to the greater production cry by putting in all the laud pus ON PACE May it was abused by one of the temporary clerks employed in the the franking privilege long enjoyed by of of the commons has been cut Italways has the in Session or an official could put his initials on a letter and over them would bo stamped the frank of the clerk of the Recently a ses sional in the commons post of fice sent out under the frank of a circular advertising an of American One went to the prime who considered it a peculiar abuse of the privilege and directed it to the attention of Hereafter the the clerk aud members of the house able to New passen gers and two trainmen were killed and fifteen passengers injured when passenger train known as the was derailed at Schoedack near late lasjt according to a statement issued by tho New York Control Rail road here Among those reported injured is Rowland Hawtin of u private in the Canadian He was returning from his Island home to One owned by the Palace Stock Car contained thirty most ofwlvfch were POLITICAL SITUATION IN AUSTRIA SERIOUS May articles on the political situation in AustriaHungary are appearing in Aus trian according to a dis patch from The new Hungarian cabinet recon stituted by Wekerle is considered as a I temporary says the being rather they hope at the that will succeed in vegetating tor a He will the victim of many attacks from the Ap ponyj and Csrolyi groups and he is at the mercy of any incident which may occuratany moment in It is probably that the dissolution of 1 lament cannot iie avoided and that they return Jo an arbitijiry re Bill was It now stands for third The Bitting ended sharp pass age between Jacques member for Three and the minister of Following the reporting of was preparing to proceed with second reading to consolidate tho Railway Immediately there were cries of protest from the opposition I was told this was coming Bureau I was told in the corridors that gangs were being organized to relieve each other so that there could bo an allnight sitting of the came from the gov ernment Wo are not going to be treated like Bureau continued in Again there were cries of I was told and I have1 reasons to believe that it is Bureau Reid remarked that he had no desire to go on with secondreading if there was Bureau There is Then tho house MUST ARRANGE FOR THE FARM HELP May a meeting of Waterloo Cpunty farmers held in a resolution was pass eel suggesting tluit the government make provision for proper authority to provide and supervise substitute farm help or defer the enforcement ot the Military insofar as the larger producing rural c immun ities are concerned until suoli time as the men are actually They assure the government that 1C the ex perienced farm help is assured or substitute farm help provided un der direction conipeteiit au best to his belief that it would weaken and not strengthen Great Britain In tho conduct of the With the estab lishment of an Irish he believed that there would be a change In sentiment in Ireland and that this1 and not conscription was the best means of increasing the flow oflrisli soldiers to the A Federal May speech on Sunday in which George Nicol Labor member for the cabinet advocated a Federal scheme Home Rule for the United Kingdom Has at tracted much attention in quarters here and in The lobbyists atWestminster say the utterance was a trial baloon test the countrys opinion and declare that although the government has not decided definitely on a Federal individual members of the includingPremier Lloyd are inclining more and inora to such a solution of the Irish prob This is duo it is fr because they believe the scheme alt fords the only chance of winning Ul ster to Homo The suggestion ia rejegted absolutely in according to despatches from where it is said Barnes speech was received with angry It is that if the Irish parliamentary party I accepts such a scheme it would be re I pudiated utterly by There the1 Slightest probability the Irish members al jarliaineut giving the leastattention o such On the other it is the Northern Unionists will accept such a Ulster M treated as a sep arate state under On War May Mail and Field Marshal French Is now in supreme control in the Dublin correspondent ot the Dally Exer cisjng in practice those powers which have always been held by H vice roy al In ho will have full author ity In ciuestlons relating to the nation al defense and internal and will put the country for the first time on what may bij described as war thority they will do produce foodstuffs to the limit of tUeif BELGIAN FORCED TO JOIN HUNS May Belgian subject born of Belgian parents at was forcibly enlisted in the German army on January and ha dei serted on March reporting to gian representatives in a neutral says a Havas dispatch from The man waa forced into first Ersatz battalion ot Regiment Number 161 at ;