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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 17, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBUIDGK. ALBBttjtA. FIERCE l-niDAV. WAY 17^1018 EMY NSIVE Allied Airmen Reign of Terror Oyer Concentration the Airmen in Extensive Raids Bomb German Factories and Stations-^Hamper Troops IN FIGHTING ON  WEST, 37 ENEMY ^ AEROS ARE DOWNED HUNS IN NEVV- �� . RUSSIAN ARMY London, May IT.-In spite of deter-nilned oppoaltlon by German alr-(ilanes, British aviators on Thursaay tlropped bombs on factories an'd the railway station at SaarbrueUen, In berninn Lorraine, slarllnK n fire on the railway. After bombing the town, ilie � Brltlshora turned on the enemy arid In aerial flghtlnpr, says an official Btatemont Issued last midnight, destroyed five,- ot the enemy machines. One ot the British airplanes was lost. .. ------: hi Intense afirtal tlghtlnR on the western front Wednesday 37 Gorm:in i airplanes wore accounted for by Brl-llah aviators, while tl British nia-nhlnos are reported missing. The ot-ClcUil statement says: "Enemy air-hrafi was active in the early nnornlng nnd again In the evening (Wednesday), lAjslile scouts attacking our bombing machines with particular insistence, ' Twenty-five Oerniau , ma-chinos were brought down and 12 driven down out ot control. One waH shot.down by machine gun fire from Ih-a ground. Eleven of our airplanea kro missing. "After dark our night flying squa-flrons dropped over U tons ot bombs on the railway stations at Chaulnes, Lille and Douai, on the enemy 1)111cts Bt Peronne, Brayo. and Bapaume and .Dn the dock.^" at Bruges. One ot our Biacl^lnes ijid not return. � Early rfl'hursdayQiiralriilftnes set But VA'bouiD^the: lactorles and railway station at Saarbrucken, In Qor-Hiany; On crossing the lines they t\-erc �ncpunt.ei:etl by ten ^hostllG-Bcouta aiifl 'ifrunhing fight took place nlong tho entire way to our, objective. By the time Saarbrucken was reached twenty-fivo hostile machines had collected and were attacking ou� airplanes with tho utmost vigor. In iplle ,of these attacks twenty-four loavy bombs were dropped on our ob-cclivea. Several bursts were seen on a railway and a fire was started. "Having attained their oTiJectlves, our airplanes concentrated their efforts on fighting the enemys machines, ti�e of'Which were brought down. One Df our njachinBs was seen to be shot down. All ot the others returned." London, May 17.---(Toronto Mail and L'mpire).-The Moscow correspondent of the Dally News says that between 15,00U and i!0,000 troops of tho new army-cavalry, infantry and artiUory-ftook pjrt.ln-the parade on May Day and 'showed better dlaci-plino and had better guns and horses than any troops'ilnce the revolution. Count Von Mlrbach, the Gorman ambassador, must have-been delighted to a^e a company of Qermanand Austrian prjsoners, who had been sv.-orn to support tho Soviet, niBrching past with revolutionary banuera bearing German lascriptlonB. WINNIPEG FACES GENERAL STl ;e WORK FOR OUR RIDERS Of THE PLA(N8. A Bample of work which Is lu store in France lor ilio men ot the Itoyal Northwest Jlounted Police, now trkining for service In France. N 1 U II Czechs and Slavs From Austria Are Fighting'With Russians Now Man}' Unions Out On Strike and Civic Business is Tied Up Winnipeg, May It.-Winnipeg faces today the probability of �, general strike w.lthln the city, arl.jing out ot the differences between the city elec-IrlclanB, water works-men and teamsters, over an Increase in wages. With tUo (Irsnieaand tolephone operators on a iyiiipffthetlc.'strike and nearly a scoro of other unions seriously contemplattngra wtilk-out, Winnipeg faces a big prol|tein. Ths street vallvray moa oB' tlid''whdi�;ai^^'aald^ to favor the iiMpiM}tL�t>.  ---- ~ London, May 17.~(R3Uters Ottawa Vgency).-A report compiled by the octtl government board based on In-orraatiou from German sourcoa show fi tall in tho birth rate In Germany dur-ng the three years, 1915-17, Inolualve, baulvalent to the loss' ot two million Infants. ii>rty per cent, fewer births bccurred In 1910 than In 1918, These figures are compared with a deorsass pt ten per cent In the birth ratuln England and Wales, s The Infantile mortality in/Garmany ms been kept well down, but neverthe-088 the report shows It Is fifty per rent, higher than In England.' This (Tit has .led to a large extension ot infant welfare work in Germany lu ^hldi voUmtary Boclotloa hava played fm active part, but tho movement Is lecon^ing one Increasingly In the control of the municlpalltleo. The Infant death rate In Germany Jn 191,1 was 151 a thousand, as compar-fcd~with 108, In Eufelamd and Wales, fl'h? rates In 1014 for Prussia, Saxony �nd Bavaria' were, respectively 164; ITS and 193 per thousand. An nbnprma;! Increase lu Infan^ mor-' tatlty during the first mouths of tiie War la shown by the tact that In Prussia In the thlrd\quarter of 1914, the late rose from .128 to 143;; In Saxony from 140 to 242 and In Bavaria from no to 2.'50. 1'lie records In KIngland and Wales �o not nhow any abnomal pjortallty ; Mnong InfahtEi during early mouths of the war. WILSON RECIPROCATES \ BALFOUR SENTIMENTS Washington, May 17.-Either through a public addrsss or a diplomatic note President Wilson in the near future may take oecasion to comment upon and supplement the statement made yesterday by Porelgn Minister Balfour '' -/- In furtherance of the recent order of the board of grain coramissionerB that the niiUa lu the west should ship wheat In atore without delay, the Ellison Milling and Elevator Co. .here this morning received a specific order from tho board to ship, as soon as possible, 100,000 bushels of .grain to Fort William. Tho company is making preparations today to move out this amount, which will be oveV 75 curs, and (hoy hope to have the order tilled by June iBt. To the Herald yesterday Geo. W. Green, manager of the Ellison company,, stated that the order requiring tho return of surplus flour was already I producing results. At one ot their out lying points one farmer returned, 1500 pouudA. What Is bothering Mr. Greoti Is that. In the case of a return of flour. It appears to be up to tljo milling^ com pany to return the money. However a ruling is being asked on this point, and it Is possible government will provide a system ot credits to coVer the value ot the returned product. FIFTH WINTER OF UIIUT F.'.(|p^fi|;l burg Diet, Herr Hausmann,' on*-of the leaders of the Progressiva party, said that a fifth winter of war was now inevitable. Germans must make up their minds to face diiappointment, he said, instead of obtaining the victory hoped for during the summer.' Premier Stewart will not be able to visit Lethbridge on May 22nd, as planned. Instead, he is leaving chort-ly to Join Premier Martin ot Saakat-chewjui.-aiid_&rjsmi?r.,Norris. of Mani-toba,'air of wJioni Svill be attached to Premier Borden's party to the Impor-lal conference In June. The western provincial premiers will be taken on a visit to the forces at the front in France. They will visit all tho Canadian camps in England and Scotlniul, the hospitals, and also the war -zone. They win be guided in this trip by Col. .Mac-Pherson ot Portage la Prairie. Sir Robert Borden is also to bo accompanied by Hon. .1. A. Calder, Hon. N. W. Rowell nnd Hon. Arthur Meiglien. German Offensive When It Comes Again Will Be of the Fiercest Nature -o BRITISH .SUBS IN , BALTIC DESTROYED London, May 17.-The seven British submorlnei destroyed by their crews at Helslngfor* to prevent their being captured by the Germans reached the Baltic Sea either through the straits between Denmark and Norway and Sweden or by way of Archangel, according to an Admiralty statement. An Admiralty statefnent received Thursday night reported that the crews of the submarines had reached England safely, coming by way 'of Mourmansk. At the time the English submarines were blown up . at Helaingfors the Russians simllsriy destroyed four of their American submarines at Hango. RESENT ATTACK ON TALIANlRAi Lord Robert Cecil Says They are As Worthy as Those of Britain save that It was fgr.'Sie mlntfto�)- difficulty la there has not been  fight between counsel." So declared Sir William Morodltli^t the close ot the , proceedings of %\iei Canadian , Northern arbitration .^bi^iKd yesterday at Osgoodo llnll. � yr? Huge Deal for $192,000 in the Grassy' Lake Country- Other Big Deals -- \ With the completion, ot aqedi'ug in the- middle and northwestern States there has been a new Influx of land buyers Into Southern Alberta which bids fair to rival rush which occurred during the latter part ot February and March, and new deals are being put' through daily. One ot the largest which was just consummated this week, makes Dr. Charles L. Grltnian and associates of Moscow, Idaho, the owners of 4,801) acres about 20 miles south ot Grassy Lake, for a consideration of 1192,000. The land was sold to  the Idaho parties by the O. T. Lathrop Land Co., Ltd., of -.Lethbridge, and comprises the north lialf ot 13i and all of 14, 15. IG, 19, 20, 23 and 24 in township 7, range 13, W 4. The 'company dellverad the purchasers 1,400 acrea of the land In crop, and the remainder in tho raw state. Nat Brown, one of the now ownei's. Is now on tho ground ^-with two traction outfits, and horses and machinery and all the tract will be broken up this summer witli the exception of about 200 acres, which will be held for pasture. Build New Buildings. Mr.' Brown is an experienced lumberman from Idaho and is shipping in suttlolcnt lumber for three complete set.s of farm buildings which will be erected on the land this summer. Dr. Grltman's interests are be-init looked after by .Mr. E. C. Lloyd, of Spokane, who with Mr. Le Marlnol bought Mr. Lathrop's big Grassy Lako fariti laat fall. Other Deals. The Lathrop Co. have also sold recently to the three Abbott brothers from tho Palouso, Washington, 1,440 acres in T. 7, Range 13 and in Tp. 8, .Range 13, In the Skiff district. They atb moving right lu and getting ready -to put the land under cultivation. Mr. Lathrop states that he started out with the Intention ot bringing Into the uountry this year settlers who jvoulU put 10,000 under cultivation, 'and He believes he will, succeed in reaching the 15,000 aero mark'. . Quarter Million Worth. John W. Alcljane, land agent for the -Canada Lund and Irrigation Co., of Medicine Hat. formerly the Southern Alberta Land Co., Is in the city to-day. To Tlie Herald iie atated that the company had sold, during the pajit month, a Quarter of a million dollars' worth of land in their half mii-lidn acre tract. The sales have mostly been Ot dry land, though the company; is .ready to deliver water to an irrigated tract of� 50,000 acres east ot R'etlaw. Mr. McLaue gtttes that the WQvement of settlors fr^m the-United Stftlea is, very encpura|[ing. - LINES IN WEST Local Member Urges Necessity of Ry. Facilities for Outlying Settlers Ottawa. Out., MayilS.-In the div^ale on the Canadluu northern railway policy in tho house, Mr. Buchanan de-tended the demand for the construction ot branch lines in Western Canada, lie instanced cases in Southern Alberta where people had been In the country ten or more years .nnd wer; still twenty-five and fifty miles away from a railway. These people had been assured railroads would be built. They were not pestorino; the government about conBtruetlon during tho war but \yere busy raising grain and carrying it a long distance to existing railroads. However, these p'.ople could not be cxprfpted to stay foraver such long distances from transportation facilities. They could not bo patient forever, it the branch lines did not come they might be forced to get up and get out and then the country,would be tho loser. Mr. Buchanan strongly urged that the Canadian Northern's promise should be carried out and also the C. I P. R.'s, where they hud agreed to build branch linos into country long settled. There was no parallel line as In nor-, them Alberta.because there w^as only the one railroad system and it\lid not parallel'Its own lines. Mr. Buchanan also expressed salia-factlou with the proihier's announcement ot railway policy. He was glad .the C. N. R. was to bo taken entirely out ot the hands of'MaclCenzie and Mann and placed under the direction of a board ot directors named by the government. As to the other railroads; oapectnlly the Grand Trunk It was wise that the govornment should notiiurry Into a bargain. It was better to bo a little slow and sate,than liurried, and probably*un}^'lse, into the bargain, i WEATHER .The average temperature tlirough-out the West has been ot*r 60 degrees dm'ing th last forty-alghtiihoura, and therfiba* been no ifroat severe enough^ to damage theigrilu. ' Jltethbrldge, high 43, low sl.;�irore-OMV.'"lan*;'i to bring;the remaining JeWs:ai^r^.-it>v^ slow but sure death, aocordlit^t*;'-;^ the bureau^*' ' ~ry.'V'''.',-'JiVh'0'!^'^ 'GOES BACK TO COMMITtEe y'* Ottawa, May l(i,-7-tlie Yu- > kon election case goes hack.to- the committee on .'timlviiegbs ??>? < ? < �  *  < Weather Favorable, and German Offensive ExpeQted to Start Very Shortly WILL BE ON BIG SCALE; NEW U. S. , FORCE JOINS BRITISH London. May 17.-The Germar* artillery fire is Increasingly active from Locon to Hinges along the western side of the Flanders sal-lent and between the forest of NIeppe and Meteren, on the northern side of the salient, the War Office announces. ON FRENCH FRONT Parl�, May 17.-Violent artil-lery fighting In the region of Hail-les, southwest of Amiens, is reported in today's official statement. � ^ EXPECT HUGE DRIVE With the British Army in Franco, Thursday, May 16.-The allies are still waiting for Field Marshal Von Hindenburg to "Show his hand. No more magnlfictnit " ' weather could be Imagined than has favored the western front in the last forty-eight hours, but even this has brought no change in the military situation. The Germans continue to remain comparatively _ inactive In their sun-baked defences, and ^were It not for the grumbling of the guns, the clouds of dust along the lines of transport and the flight of airplanes winding their way across the battle zone, It would be hard\to realize that a war was going on. . Notwithstanding this, there has  been no relaxation of the tension Which hasexlsted along the front . for many days. It is realized that the enemy may strike at any time, i 'Certainly no one doubts that an ambitious offensive Is in preparation and the time necessary to complete the plans must have about run Its course. The delay Is in Itself an added � Indication that the German push Is to be one of great magnitude and fierceness. This ntxt battle may easily be the cruelal one, for the Germans undoubtedly will at- , tempt once more to amash entirely through the allied line, ^ SAMMIES ARRIVE. With the American Army lr� France, May i 17^Troopa of the new Americah trmy have arrived ^ within the tone of Brttlsh forces ^ In Northern Frane* and are now cdmtiietino- their. tralfilna'< in the-area occupied by th� trdop* whieh~Kr* btocklng th* path of the German* to the channel ports. Extremely Cordial. . | Paris, May 17.-^Announcement wai made here today that Amerlcai , troops have \ arrived tn Northeri ' France In the �one occupied by BrI tieh forces. The announcement oon ' olndea with the statement that th^ relations between the 'American an^ British otficers and soldiers are ea tremely cordial. New Troops. Washington, May 17.-The Amerl can' troops referred to as "the nen American army"- Jn despatches todai reporting their arrival in tho zone � British operations in France are tb( forces being brigaded and trained with the British, probably on theJBIan dera battle front, They are no( troops detached from General P�r�h . Ing's present forces, but are iMrt'ol the new movenient of troops from th( United States, forecast by Premlei Lloyd George sOma time ago. Air Activities British Hbadquartertf in FVanca May 16.-((Via Reuters Ottawa' Ag ency)-Most, ot: the fighting ot thi last twenty-four hours has been aerial' Last night, taking advantage o'fa cltiai moonlight the Germans carried out i �Jierles of bombing raids against thi back areas oj! tho allied zone, Ou rairplaiies are ceaselessly buaj oyeiv^ierrltory where the Germans an thickest and where their communlc'a tions are, most vulndrable. ; Were Disappointed K.'^^jGerman non-commissioned offlcei 'cdptured'.'lately throws light on the dlt ^Rppdijntraent tho ^ermans sustained M Xhoiriinsuccessfiil attack on the Bel ;B^�fc front on April 17. He says th� ,'operatiou was designed to develop lnt< a great flank turning movemont. So certain w^ag the high command ot sue oesB that the kaiser came to the Ysei to witness the battle having in hit pocket the Bicheuluus', the next high-.est German decoration to the crdei pom le nierlte, which h^ designed to bestow upon the general directing the attttck. � But when the Halsor left the Yser the decoration still tinkled lu hla pooket. -f Leave has been opened In the Ger.-. man fourth army to farniers uij-l ag-rJi3iiltural laborers and it is remarkable how popular the cry "Bucl; to lh�C sell" has become. . . '; �J 16879397 14199063 92237? 7711 ;