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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 16, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBUIDGE. ALBERTA. TIIUHSIUY, iMAV, 10, l'.)18 MMHICI'. 1.T2 m ON THE mm FRONT EXPECTED SOON Indications That Austiians and Germans are Planning to Drive at Weak Points HEAVY FIGHTING IS NOW TAKING PLACE ON ITALIAN FRONT TJES dp WIiyNIPEG TELEPHONE SYSTEM WInnipeB, May 16.-The telephone girls went on strike at 7.30 this morning In sympathy with the civic employees. The telephone service Is tied up. Says Present System of Hand-linK Them is Entirely Unsatisfactory London. M.iy 10,-((Ileiilor's Ottawa AgGncy)-WoU iiiformoil oliijervers lioro lieliovo that the Austrian l)lo\v URaiiist Italy may lio expected ut an onrly date. Tlie propoct. it is Ketieral-iy bellovod, compriaes (I groat invasion with Milan and Rruscia as tlie chief objectives, but tliv- latter are only parts in a complex Hchemc to smash up the Unlinn army, Since the retreat in October last the �whole Italian stratoKic plan lia.s been recast and the main defensive ))oslt-ions have been solidly hold, but the Austi^ians now intend to strike against the remaining I'lO miles of the original flank. Along tiie mountain wall stretching from tlie Stelvio Pass to IMontu Cirappa the enemy has tlie advantage of position. Austrinns Repelled Ttnlinn llo:id(i\iarlers In Xorthern Italy. Alay l.'i.- Kncmy groups.continuc their attempts lo approach Motinl (!ornn and reopen the line of advance Ihrougli' tlio Arsa Valley, but are repeatedly repelled by ll?e Italian batteries. Tlic iielails of the capture of the mountaiti by the Italians sliow tliat the fighting, alllioiigli carric'n out by small groups, was very bloody. A battalion of Austrian .laegcr troops advanced in three groui^. One succeeded in gaining a foothold in the Bastusti canyon, but a bayonet ci'.arge cleared the canyon and firmly established the Italian positions.  The officer commanding (he Arditi (lirectod the operation until (lie of iWount {^orno was taken. \\";iilp a royal brigade was drawK; up tills moi;nifig for review, on receiving the medal of valor, a fleet of AuBtrian airplanes made an audacious appear-nncr. flS'lng over the field. The brigade maintained perfect steadiness I'lid the ceremon>' continued while the intruders wheeled ovcrheail, until driven off without having done any damage. BLMD OF SLEET All Southern Alberta Covered AVith Heaty Fall of Sleet-Boon to Crop Ottawa, 'May Ifi.-A bill from the senate to amend llic Canadian Patriotic l luilitury agreciniMit ar-i rived at by llii> Cerniaii and .'\n-.'iviiiii i (jiiiperor.-i iit llicir cniifercnc-o i.; ;ovai!-i ( il Willi intense aiixic^ty in N'ieiuui. ar- ; corcjing lo a rliKpiilch to tli'! l-'r.-iiik- ; furtcv '/.('Huns from the Austrian i-Mp-! 1 it.)!. 'i'lic iiiipoi-taiil i|\Kj-!iionj I is v,-liether tlie agreement is so i(iiii- | |)ilrlc tliat tile Austro-Huilgavinn ;ivniv wil! 1)0 permeated witli the Prns-1:111 , spirii as were tin; armies of tin- Snntli | (jennaii states after IMili. in tliis ev'cnt. it Is added. Mie al-' liaiu-e would be d the president. The foreign seo-yretary aald he did not think It would be possible for the Unlteij States and Great Britain to cairy on the great work In which they were engaged or to deal with the complicated problems without complete confidence. So far as he was concerned complete confid,-ence would ajways be given, , Jlontevideo, Uruguay, May IC-The German government .i�b iuformed Uruguay, in response to the request tor a definition ot the relations'between the two countries, that it does iibt consider that a state of war -exl.sts. >A Gorman subma n. t"^;t 71 64013940 0308 726147 ?17403 ;