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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta HcmU A 191X NTMBKH Indications That Austrians and Germans are Planning to Drive at Weak Points HEAVY FIGHTING IS NOW TAKING PLACE ON ITALIAN FRONT May Ottawa informed observers here believe that the Austrian blow Bgainst Italy may be expected at an early The it is general ly comprises 9 invas ion with Milan and Brescia as the chief but the latter are only parts in a complex scheme to smash up the Italian Since the retreat in October last the whole Italian strategic plan has been and the main defensive posit ions have been solidly but the Austrians now Intend to strike against the remaining 150 miles of tho original Along the mountain wall stretching from the Stelvio Pass to Monte Grappa the enemy has the ad vantage ot Austrians Repelled Italian Headquarters In Northern May their attempts to approach Mount Corno and reopen the line of advance through the Arsa but are re peatedly repelled by the Italian bat The details of the capture of the mountain by the Italians show that the although carriefi out by small was very A battalion of Austrian Jaeger troops advanced in three One suc ceeded in gaining a foothold in the Bastasti but a bayonet charge cleared the canyon and firmly estab lished tire Italian The officer commanding the Arditi directed the operation until the crest of Mount Corno was Willie a royal brigade was drawaup this moaning for on receiving the medal of a fleet of Austrian airplanes made an audacious appear ance flyingover the The bri gade maintained perfect steadiness uid the ceremony continued while the intruders wheeled until driven off without having done any TJES TELEPHONE SYSTEM tele girls wtiit on strike at this morning In sympathy with the civic The telephone tied Snys Present System of Hand ling Them is Entirely tin satisfactory BLIZZARD OF SET All Southern Alberta Covered Heaty Fall of Sleet Boon to Crop Southern Alberta awoke this morn ing lir the grip of of those unusual a May which at nine oclock this morning had spread over tha whole o the Lethbridge railway The total precipitation at Lethbridge up to seven oclock this morning was The storm hit Lethbrldgo at last the wind suddenly switch ing from the southwest to the north Rain came down In sheets foi a few Later in the night the precipitation turned to snow and it was Btill snowing this Reports gathered at the gen eral offices here show that the storm was heaviest In the Crow and along the Macleod and Aldersyde East it was lighter but lute this morn Ing the precipitation was growing The Foremost branch was the last to be reached but the outlook was for a good full of rain Nobleford reports seven inches of this morning and still The rain a world of for not only will it give the crops the moisture needed for rapid and help breaking operations which were held upvin some districts owing to the dry state of the soil but ft will put a world of confidence in the farmers and businessmen Southern Al berta lias had little moisture this spring to and while the crops were growing well there ivus a feeling of uneasiness that this might prove Mother A May BIIPW ia the best forecast of season with plenty of MOTORMAN HELD FOR MANSLAUGHTER May bill from the senate to amend the Canadian Pat riotic Fund Act introduced In the house this morning by the minister of The bill makes clear thattin fund is entitled to distribute funds among relatives resident in Canada of soldiers forming part Canadian and the allied Nickle asked if the premier could fix a day when the debate on titles would be Sir Robert Borden replied that no decision hud yet been Tile house then vent into committee on private Rodolphe Lemloux drew the attention of thd government to the un usual number of divorce bills before the Ifithis connection he ask ed if the premier had noticed a recent judgment rendered by the supreme court in Manitoba in which it was de cided that the courts In that province had the right to grant Ho understood that the province of Sas katchewan had made the same view of this he asked for an ex pression of opinion on the part of the Borden staled that he knew nothing of the decision referred to save what had appeared in the pub lic In his opinion it was very desirable that divorce cases should be referred lo the courts and dealt with in a judicial Preterit System Poor Tfie prime minister said that he was glad that the right to grant divorces had been asserted in western The present system was highly It might be a good idea to see if the right to grant dlvopces coulil npt be transferred to courts or at ariy rate to a Judicial com ratify lecelying tho report of tlvls Sir Wilfrid gauffer said that the right of the provincesto grant divor ces was a constitutional question which could only be decided by the supreme judicial The was whether any province established since confederation had right to establish divorce It was a question of Interpreting the constitution and the sooner it was decided the Fielding said it was not contended that the province of Mani toba could create divorce The claim was that tho divorce court already there and this was borne out by the fact that recent ly granted a The parliament ary system was a bad There should be a general divorce OEHIH SENTENCE AIFERNIE Man Found Guilty of Murder Will Hang at Nehon on July 29 Special to tlie Herald May trial of John Francis Walsh charged with the mur der ot William Hull on the 21st day of last November at a lumber on Bull River was concluded when the Jury returned to the court after being out a little niora thanthree with of His Lordship Justice Morrison asked the prisoner if he Tiad anything to say why sentence should not be passed upon to which tlio pris oner responded after some delibera all I have say give me lib erty or give mo The sentence ot the court was that the prisoner he hanged at Nelsoji Jon July The trial was vigorously con tested for the prisoner by his Sherwood i Kaiser Talks of Great Feats of i His Armies Drive Against British EXAGGERATES FEW FACTS TO MAKE PEOPLE SATISFIED Hay German emperor a few ago addressing the town council of Aachen Aix La according to a Berlin despatch I am glad to lie able to salute yon In the west I Inspected half of devastated There only one obtains the right Impression of the awful stale that lias been spared the Whoever shouldgrow fainthearted ought to come to the front and see the Thert he would cease to fate and he satisfied with his lot and bear pa tiently the hardships and privations of wars la Going The offensive goes well Al ready six hundred thousand have been Ivors de combat and 1600 guns have been Every where the French must Our opponents have Imd a bad They deserved nothing Our task in lie west will be accomplished but we must be We cannot settle in a day armies of In the have gone uliead in the Crimea The first trains with foodstuffs have arrived at Berlin from the Ik improving the food Se baHtopol lias been captured and also a richly laden fleet We shall revive the Black Sea The therefore is 1 am delighted with the patriotism pre vailing in on the empires The spirit of the troops is There are many Rhine landers and Aacheners among I beHeve it is now time to abolish all is We must cease to talk Let rattier talk low German May yester day before the council ot the Right Thomas member of the house of commons for North said that Ireland would have almost five million acres under tillage this this being an increase one million and a Three hundred thousand tons pota ho would be leaving plenty Flax had in creased from In value to nearly A resolution was prepared by forvNorth protesting against conscription as hindering good a leading Tyronne moved an nega tiving the motion and asking that sol diers pn leave be allowed to assist In the Anybody attending the fairs and he could sue plenty of men who could be and Ireland could with respect to ag imitate v The resolution was by a vote ot 66 to Russell ex pressed sympathy with the resolu Hnssell during Ills speech strongly emphasized the danger ot taking away men recuired for agric ho h been greatly denuded of labof by the attract ion offered by work in and the greatly increased tillage de manded thousands mWe of laborers than were required last Every one he had Russell de admitted the gravity of thjs problem apart from the state 6C fealing which would follow on con scription which would be most in jurious to the work for May coron jury Inquiring into the fatality In which four firemen met their deaths as a result of the collision of a motor hose truck with a trol ley car at Death Corner 129th Avenue and Commercial last night brought In a verdict de claring that the speed of the street car was At the conclus ion of the Inquest Motorman Arm strong was arrested on a charge of Bail was fixed at Britain Ready to Make Peace on Honest Basis May Britain is to consider proposals from the provldtd they are put forward bf the accrtdittd par in a straight forward man Foreign Sfcrstary talfour declared today In the house of any representative of any belligerent country desires to lay us any he we are read to listen to The British government was de sirous of an honorable termination of the but the peace of the Central heretofore had not been in the interests of fair and honorable Balfour said he held no sec rets from President Evsry thought he had on ihe war in re gard to questions of diplomacy connected with the war was open to the The foreign sec vretary said he did not think It would be possible for the United States and Great Britain to carry on the great work in which they were engaged or to deal with the complicated problems without complete So far as he waa concerned complete confid ence would always be Kaisers Armies Were to Take Calais by May 19 Was German Program That is Believed To Be Effect of Agreement Between Two JMonarchs Germans May Start Anothei Big Attempt This Week to Placate People SIX GERMANS FOR EVERY YARD IS ESTIMATE MADE THE Clubb in Rochester 5 Million Sammies for War May preparations on the western front are amazing in their immensity and plant are being made to care for American Harry secretary of the English branch of the Pilgrims told the Royal Colonial Institute last If Germans do not give he the of American troops will be increased to any amount PLANNED 10 REVOLJ Plans Were JlevealccL in 1914 hy friend of the Crown Prince New May had been made in 1914 for a revolution of Ger mans in the 1nlted States in case this country should be drawn into the Eur opean according to testimony yesterday n tho state attorneygen Investigation of reports of hid den Ivan vicepresident of llio RussianAmerican Asiatic attributed the revelation of plans for anuiprising in the United Stales to Baron You a friend of the German crown At a dinner at a New York hotel in the fall of Norodny said he met Von Captain Hans Tnus former Krupp agent in the Unit ed and another Nor quoted Yon Gersdorff as saying The Sehuetzenverein German Rifle Clubs have arms in this country and in case of troubla with the United States they will side with rifles have come from Germany and in case of war the Germans here will assist the and tho Soc 1STATEOF1R May German government aas informed Uru In response to the request for n definition of the relations between the two that it does libt con sider that a state of war A German submarine recently held up a steamship on which a mission from Uruguay was travelling to Franco and detained tlie The com mander of tlie submarine explained hit action by saying Germany that a state of war existed with Uru An inquiry was addressed to Germany by with the state ment that if Germany considered her snif at war with Uruguay the Uru guayan government would declare Subsequently the mwsiou was permitted to proceed to PERSHING TO COMMAND SOME BRITISH FORCES May Pershlng probably toon will be commanding French and British troops the proceeg of brigadi 13 American units with their allies on the western front It became known today that whenever American troops pre dpmlnate in the brigaded divlj as the process these under present will be turned over to General Herihings ANTIHUN FEELING GROWS IN UKRAINE May of the j contents of the military agreement arl rived at by the German and i emperors at their conference awaitI Kii with intense imxiety in acj cording lo a dispatch to the Frank furter from the Austrian rap Tin most important question is whether the agreement Is so com plete that the Austrollnngarian army will ho permeated with the spirit as were tlie armies of the South German states after i lii this it is the liance would be deepened comi pleted in such a manner that the siI jificaiice of other political and questions would recede into the re For 25 May to a despatch from Switzerland tho Ierlln newspapers indicate that Ihe basis of a treaty of alliance agreed upon at the recent conference between the German anil Austrian emperors contemplates fixing twen lyfive years as the period for the du ration of tho the imposition oi stricter military obligations upon each nation ami the regulation of relations so as to realize the Mitlel Kitropa May agitation in the Ukraine continues says a Vienna dispatch to the Lokal Anzeiger of Berlin and transmitted from The Hague by the Exchange Telegraph Com Ukrainian newspapers at tack Germany bitterly and accus ed her of using the Russian war ships at Sebastopol for the pur pose of seizing coal andUkrainian It is reported that the Germans havemined the strait of closing the passage in to the sea of Serious it Is has occurred at where the Germans have dismissed the city JELLS OF CAPTURE BtACKSEAFLEEI Only Two Vessels in Serviceable f Im pose Indemnities Way Berliner Tageblatts special commissioner to the Leonard in a tele gram dated at May gives tho following particulars concerning the capture of the Russian Black Sea fleet When the Germans entered Sebas the sailors executive commis sion placed the fleet at the disposal of the Ukrainian peoples It was found that the bunkers of the ships were empty and that a majority of the vessels had boon so neglected that only the battle ship Volga and thu cruiser Pumyut JWarkurja were in serviceable condit The remaluder of the fleet consist ed of the battleship the cruiser Potemklne and u number of torpedo boats and submarines and twenty Tho protected mptbrboat flotilla already had been at Odessa an had been the new war vessels lying on the Tho latter consisted of i dreadnought of tons of the two pro tected cruisers of tons each and two unprotected At Sebastopol thu Bolsheviki shot 45 including Rear Admiral Sachs and and four citpfuins and two Thu Bolshevik had demanded twenty juillion from tho city of Odessa and leu million roubles from lint sale execution of tho leading citizons of these two places Wfis prevented by the timely arrival of the German llerr Adelt says thai General Kor niloff lias gom to Orenburg to join forces with the Cossack Dili Korniloff is supposed 10 have a force of but tho number varies u liis men like the Bol shoviki to cunu and go as they It is the correspondent that the official nania oi1 the Ukraine now is the Ukrainian instead of the peo ples Woman Hadly Burned in Whit ney Block Fire Succumbs To Injuries Delia who was so badly burned in an explosion of gasoline in her suite in the Whitney Block last Friday suddenly succumbed to her injuries yesterday afternoon at the Gait Death was unex as it was thought there was an excellent clvance for but evidently the shock was greater than was and she was unable to At the time of the explosion Miss Smith was plunging a white coat into gasoline in the and her clothing was saturated with the in She run down stairs with her clothing all and was very badly burned about the limbs and OVERTHEIST May have been fairly general over Northern Northern and Csntral Saskatchewan and Western Mani while heavy rains in South ern and Central Alberta have been followed by a snow It is raining today in many parts of the prairie and indications are that the area will cover Southern where it is badly need With all the wheat in and rv good start on seeding of coarse nothing could be more propitious than a general rain May Torontd dispatch to the London Daily Mail from The says I can state on excellent ity that the German date for tha occupation of Calais was until ontly Whit Sunday May This date was given so itely that in certain quarters it is still maintained that an effort must be made this Vveek for tho must at least attempt to redeem this BRITISH REPORT 1 May artillery1 was active last night In the val leys of the Somme and Ancne east of Arras and In Flan the War Office Thai statement follows Our troops raided the ertemyd trenches last night in the neigh borhood of Gavrelle northeast of Arras and captured a few Beyond artillery activity on sides at different points ticularly in the vallsys of Ihe Somme antlAncre east of and on the northern battle there is nothing further tgj I SIX HUNS TO YARD May are Germans to the yard on the great er part of the FrancoBelgian from the North Sea to the according to which bases the statement on the information it reports having reached the staff that 130 German divisions are situated in this Ten of these it Is said are in the region between Nieu and forty divisions arc between YpreS and La Bassee Canal and 100 divisions from La Bassee Canal to the Russians Fight Well May Moil and of the old fightinc ar dor of tho Russians which character ized the early days in the Caucasus and reappeared this wHl on the western front where a regiment of loval Russians delivered a heavy attack against the Germans ant a village wliicii had been lost A regiment wearinK of 4ite Russian army and loil by Its own participat ed in some of the hardest flghUiig jii In its last encounter it lost ISO nun as against several hundred IOKSCS inflicted on the A Fipncli army citation speaks In the hignfst terms o its fine unusual American Front With the American Army In May first American offiqial communication issued since the Am erican troops entered the fighting line on a permanent basis was issued to It reports increased artillery activity northwest of Toul and in tor as well asthe destruction of three German machines by two Am erican v On French Front May actions oc curred last night on the French southeast of in the Hailles Castel says todays AVar Office West ot a German raiding detachment was driven Tho French took prisoners in patrol operations north oC AUSTRIAN WARSHIP BEEN TORPEDOED NO CHANGE IN HIGHER COMMAND May that were in circulation to the effect a change was imminent in the higher command of the British army in France were denied in the house of commons today by Chan cellor Bonar spokesman for the war Replying to a Bon ar Law said no change In the high er command had taken place nor was any in CALL IN NICKEL COINAGE May is calling in her nickel the met al of which Is needed for projectiles INDIA REAFFIRMS LOYALTY TO CAUSE May Reuters Ottawa result of the Delhi conference the provincial governments have held unanimously rcf affirming the resolution of loyal ty and promlsinl all possible The government of India has al ready decided to recruit over half a million men and organize cen tral provincial publicity May Austrian battleship was torpedoed by Ital ian naval farces Mi early Tuesday it was ficlally announced The bat tleship was of Vlribus unltis type ton Italian force worked Its into the Austrian naval base by dodg ing the patrol boats and search lights of the While naval operation was progressing an Italian aeaplane force engaged against Austrian planes above Two of the Austrians were brought down and several others were compelled to out of The Italian machines all returned HUNS CONCENTRATE NAVAL KIEL May entire German Baltic except a few light was last week to Kiel where important naval forces now are being con says a dispatch from Hamburg received In Geneva and transmitted by the correspondent of the Dally WEATHEK High Low 66 ;