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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 18, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHlJIUDGE. SATUIDAY, MAY !S, 1918 Nl'.MBKK I'll HUN PLOT IN SfflSATION WHEN PROMINENT MSMiEADERS ARRESTED KOMANOFF WILL 'HE 'COURTMAKTIALLED Subs; Which Ran Gauntlet (o Baltic Stopped All Ger- mSii Traffic SANK BATTLESHip- AND CKUISEK AND CHASED MERCHANTMEN May Ueuters 01 tawa tlic veil tlie operations of IhVllritlsh 'snhmar Jnes In'lhc IlaHle relates spine stirring deeds of, hovi 1 submarines' were conlimiall; attacking anil" destroying enemy craft. Tnfi-aubmarinES kept a waU-h liil eye nnon the m'-Acmpnts ot tb Herman fleet uiid their work was so effective finally the German'ships to the harbor as soon us the .Bri- tish submarines wore reported- Un- like the German not a, single case nan lie alleged ttf a Ilrltlsh sub- marine 'sinking a merchant ship on night. The-.merchant -vessels were, invariably stopped anil boarded, in orthodox manner. '.The, af-; ;tcr being e'yeu plenty o'f time lo aban- don tlie ship, were directed to. the nearest port or escorted to a neutral vessel Tlic beJonfcVgs pi the seamen werii never regarded as" the spoils of war. and Courage. The pfficJaUdocurnept showing the fc of'iicrseyerehce J5klll: well-' with courage. c 'coveretl' periscopes, :deCKs; cain tit1'' coated "u-Ilh" waves' swept away.the. niast arid, portions of plates, yet the crovvs car- Yiedvon thelr-paMage into the Hea-r-a most difficult jiassage'on. ac- n count of Um close .watch! lirpt.on submarines. The passage was effected by the HBD ol numerous or by patient waiting until Ihe sub- iiiarincs could follow the surface craft run -tlic gauntlet. 'Destroyed Battleship. Submarine Commander floodhart espied an enemy wafcraft and, that there.was blRRCr'game be- hind, skilfully manoeuvred aliU cvent- naliy 'came up with an enemy shlp escorted by the destroyers. Halt an hour later he fired. A vivid flaah ami-explosion followed along the wa- ter, line and tremendous- concussions ensued. Tlio entire ship .was hidden ItTgrtiy aiiiakc, probably -itne to the explosion in Ihe fore magazine. Eight nilnutes Inter (lie British came to, the surface ami thorenemy phjp was gone. destruction was Instantaneous. It was llic battlh> ship, I'rinz Albert. i ,7 A Cruiser Also. Another submarine light bruiser, of the Ancown class. The BHbnVarlno dived, mauoeuvred to good position and fired, the torperto hitting tlic cruiser forward starboard. The cruiser apparentjy put out iof control. It swuifg arpunrl In a large circle, theii stopped, fife nursling from the rleckaV :-The escorting- dosi iroyer attacked the .submarine, hut the iaHer-evaded and fired a second lime. Tho torpedo' hit' Iho cruiser the'magazine blowing up with a loud double report.' Ixirgo n sea "of Iron nnd tell around tlie submarine, which before summers': -.Ing oftsfirvcil the' cruiser's crow on the poop. They were later rescued _ by a- large German ferry v Kcgferding the operations tncrchaiit vessels, the following 'acf count I? (yp'cal. A submarine sighted find Chased the steamer rixhamlj wooil. The .vessel was slopped ami boarded and the crew ordered to leave, fiihsetincntl) tiie sea .cocks were opened and charg fc.i nlace'd. thM. exploded and Iho ship pank. In the meanwhile a Hamburg 'American liner was sighted proceed lug without Ifghts. The hoarding collected, the vessel he- ladci with'Iron ore for Sic 11 In. So nnlcklj illd the crew .abandon'the ship tf interrogations couffl not be lied. The eliip was mink similarly t the firs) one, Alter lhat within a few hours, two more were similarly dispatched. On (ho following day the commander re- jiprtcd thai all tlio Herman ti'afflc had, entirely ceased, I Amsterdam, Romanoff, form-r cjnptfor of Hu sla, according to tKe Lokal Anzei Berlin, will be by a court martial'in' lat- ter.part of June The trial wjll be secret. The German Chancellor'Still Believes Peace Will CoTjae iiltcd Press... ol tbe offensive-on lave been engagetkon -Ibe Sdmme and BELIEVES OPERATIONS ON WESTERWFRQNT WILL-BRING PEACE Amsterdam, May am stiEl optimistic en6ugh to believe we shall have peace, this said the German chancellor, Count Von Kertling, In an Inter- view with the Berlih correspond- ent of the Budapest newspaper "I cherish firm confidence jthat future "everitd in _the bring us nearer a spaedy end of r the "If should one day un-: 'ite In an international peace added Hert- ling, "Germany unhesitat- ingly, and joyfully join in it. Un- present concfitlons very little hope of that. Our desire is to preserve BRITISH FRONT. London, artil- lery fighting lastjnight between Givenchy-and Robecq, on the of the Flanders front, is reported the War Office. Trie; staterrient follows: Sailors' Dependents Need Help Were jcu to question ihe leading of-each-onc; of the allied poweht as to wiiai has iic-on one of the not the most powerful factor for Ihe'itllied i-aiiac- hi this war, they .would answer tion "Tho Uritlsii Navy." TRe llriiisb navy has nbt'iilayc.l. a siicctacnlar part in this Ajar aS K might'.nave ilo'wc had ,ihe ticrmnu st-a dogs not chascn'to skulk in Kiel. Imt it has Ihe most vflil part. Tho llrUfeh nival wniolnlugs of ite deep, have 'sivciit the suras clean ot cverj German They have kept the sen lawes open for traffic of all nations, savc-lbat of liie enemy, and-bnve prutecletl Irausnortulion of-millions of-fightJnK and "millions tlbliars-Df for the armies. They hare been Hie real factor In preventing uf allied shores by the Huns. To the nrival forces, directly, IR due the prosjierity ol Kils west of ours, because it Is the naTal forces which have made it possible for tho protlnce'of our jirairies lo reach the world markets in safety. Very then. saitora ol the nBvy and of Ihe merchant marine have dependent's-.In war, just as liave tiie solders who are fighting hi-Krance. Is, It-not only reasonable nnd just shoutd give of our great iirospejUy.'- to aU in .keeping these doiicndciits In comfort while their breadwinners are protecting us'on the seas? T: The Ualt chapter of tht? I.-O..IX K. in Lclbbrldge lias undertaiten of assisting the fund'for the dependents of the sailOrs o'f the nayy> marine, 'fhe chapter has retjucsteXl the Herald to for the fiind, and has headed the list already with a donation of ?150- will lie next? Send your Eubacrlutlon to Tue Herald; Thb-facd'-wsll close June Sib. Sinn Feiners Hatch Plot With Huns; Is Nipped Bud; Arrests Are Made 'L Sensation Is Dublin and Belfast WilH-'Arrest of Prominent Leaders and Govt. Has Evi- dence of Plot Between Sinn Feiners and Germans AN APPEAL IS BEING MADE FOR VOLUNTARY RECRUITING; MAY NOT URGE CONSCRIPTION MEASURE; VALUABLE CARGO SAVED FROM'FIRE .S A Canadian Atlantic Portf this fact la that 'ailing jiols in the western'area'.haVValrcady iccii compelled livlslong men from "Gcririaiiiy It- self, Including thoae-qf-.thcjlpiJt) class. this it may.-be .coucludfid-that ilic dfinmnd for rnejf.'to, replace losses has been greater Jhara centres could aupply. a Minimum of anc .Forty-four Hours a Wrecked Number of Buildings t NeaiJ Piltsburg and Gniised" Big Loss Life 'Serious; M Unions May Strike The strike tills-: riitirnlng of- 150 hacdlers in t freight Tacific way Comi'mny'fl sheds hcre.-brings the liumber-'pf workers sinking In'Wiuui- '.to "about The unions strik: for a.straiglit'inerease in wore tlic civic electricians, .....__ ,worlis-men, arid fire-alum operators. When between, the strikers arid the city council were" bjolieh off on I'l'ie.-question. o( ivTlether the dif- ferences between Ihe two should hp mibmUled to a Federal board of arbi- tration', fironieu, the men in city repair yards. Ihe operators and itneraeh of the provincial government system wilhiri the city, aii Pittsburg, May. expto- sion in the .soda house of the T. fit tht Aetna Chemical Company 'at Oakdale, west -of today, the-buildings to pieces -and caused what first re- A 'summoned- to' thft-plaht.di'cJintfJ that rne-re than been tftr.e down on the 'panhandle Railroad an'd piled debris-.high An the company mnde his way 'to-Carnegfe, near by, arTd'a was'1mme'- diafely.'se'nt.oyt to clear the the'.wires. Impedlate- v'" the'.first explosion the debris took fire and at one o'clock 'was burning Another, explqsiorf" occurred at this four hour and the lett per cciit pay to Fetruary 1, estimate 1 16 ftmCi nt lo for the whMe Brtlfelv Col umtiia. The shipjartt a mass meclingftonfglit flrid afmon imnnlmoua QJ op posed to- tunti forty four liouri n scv ofal hundred at only six niii filed l .he decisive defeat Of (icrrnan army in-the Yser region wit- nessed by the emperor.- He was pre- sent when Irleri to ford tho uiaraliea 'in niitiimn ol ami the.m drown in tnrgo numbers, _--' Among the recent iiriso'ncrB was on elderly farmer from Pomeranlft who lamented tiie fact he was lo on leave the day after he was; cap- tured. It npjieitrs- leavo has-fcESn'. loivcd to agriciiUiir.ilfsla 'and fltrmers in the German army In ortterthct th'cy inay after the' A number, of officers in certain .reglona have been granted leave. AeriSl BAltles. Allliougli tlic enemy artillery. Is fitill unusually active In llic Ancro nnd Somme nrea and teiwpeii YprCe'nntl Keinmel Ihcro liayo-.'nbt been 'any other-hostile movements of imporl- ance, German airplanes.havo shown a. marked Interest In the UrUlsh and I- ba'ck arena, thft last [n'O days their observers flown mil Us lo seaward at a great hi- lltudc in order to inspect, the' roads camps. 'The Weather conlhlliea line, with steady sunshine find clear shy nhd there have been'many aerial battles behind the ,enemy lines t oUi side union ot 200 teamsters and the barifllers sucecsslvery walked out In sympathy. vote fa being tnkcn today oh stree'l railway riieji, '.the ballot lipxeEl hcing open until lutdnight. Other big; unions in tlie city nre also riis- cussiJig the possibility ot a sympa- thetic strike. -The C. I1. II. will issue an at once-refusing lo accept freight for sr.d ?.z far aVpb'sslble through freight will bti car- ried -intpugh without trank-sliiimient N6 definite plans have maclc'liy thb railway '.o cope v.'ithjbc situation Th6 strike wHhoiit'warnfiig 'and niifj arb difficult ,to get to replace the flankers. Sir Gc6rge Bury Is awl is in Constant com iiiiVnlcaiiou with Winnipeg in this con neclfon. a Wounded" Prisoners -Treated Worse' Than Deaths Are Frequent Cfllfiriry; coal operators aireafly'arrlving.in1'the city for the important conference Petcr-soii, deputy fuel controller May (vU Reuters Ot- fuvEi, Agency) Private K.'.Iy. Garland. South African Infantry, taken at Delvlllc Wqoil and now repal- tliat when craiiturcd 'he .o walk six miles, nUhongli n great paiii from severe .wounds. Af- cr being-buffeted about from place to' )lace he was operateiV incsthetics and seitl to tiottingcn "mil- of Canada 'hi''connection v the greater fuel production campaign lo be launched the- nvcst Immediately. Mr. Pclerison. reached Calgary last nigtU from'the caat and this mornyig .that licVhopcd for grieat results from gathering Jlon.'C. R. Mil- rlifll, fating premier, who will repre- sent the Alberts, government U Al- ready, here i and MVHS "11 conference' Ihis with Mr. Peterson. cording to Air Peterson, 'Alberts mines w.Hl be-jirged to speed up liieir 'production an extent ns lo lie aljln lo-lalte care of the Aumntion of (tic1 pralricg from Vrlitiil Will "iakc' Defensive Measures peg west.: lii this connection it Is Against the German "Invaders IS anil China Imv6 been Informed by tbe- allletl gov- ornmChls tbal they havo arranged! for entente military co operation to meet tW'dangonf tJireatentng -tlic, rteaco of tha-Fflr East from flcrnian penelra- derstOod' an -extensive publicitT cam- the llon. Defensive Measure. TO CONGRESS tary whore there ivere also German Plot toufion, May anS Irlsli affairs again have come to tbe front. _ JJiscovery of a Uennan plot involving certain persona in Ireland hnnoun- last night In Dublin by the is-" sLiance of a proclamation signed by. Kdivanl Rhortt, cbief secretary foi-' Ireland, in iiainc of the Cord Lieu- tenant. Viscount French. The' proc- lamation asserts that British subjects resident in Ireland have entered into reasonable communication with tbo Germai] enemy and calls for drastic measures to put down the German plct. Volunlary'recruiling is urged in' order that com nuts Eon, may bp avoided and that the: Irish may assist in put- ting down the-conspiracy. i1 -Many Arrested Communication-with Dublin is slowi 'dispatch to the Times'says" that] svtlarge number of person? have'been artestod in Dublin and oth- er purls of Ireland.-, The number of Irish' iii the eneiiiy. Is said to be_-Sinall.' There hnye bfieit various liials recently the Sinn Fein ranlis and there n idan.wht) Gilded on the Irish coast'from a Gtr- submariue .In a Voluntary. Enlistment J Tiie reference'to ment in the uroclamation appears-to confirm predictions that tiie govern-, menthas changed its policy concern- ing-'conscription In Irebntl to NalipnaHst and Sinn Fein opposition. AiDeport.heeanie current In Ireland Friday that the government contemn lated launching a- recruiting schemo' on the lines of tliat formerly condunL- ed by tiie Karl of'Derhy in It caiuDd" nuich prominence- newspapers and was dfscussed wiflely.' However, a Dublin dispatch to the Daily News savs the report wiUirMfculo.'T'ie dispatch adds: "The almbsnliere IB completely unsnHablo and it is rtoubUul if a sin- gle man .with rer.l influence could bo found to back Ihe scheme." Unexpected Opposition Opposition lo conscription has coma from' some unexpected quarters, 'An, instance is an article in tlic current number of the Church of Ireland Gaz- ette, the leading organ .of Jhc Irish Protestant Church outside Ulster, in wlitclt the writer believes ho is speak- ing the mind good irishmen in telling the government force Is not remedy ami-thai no good ran he de- rived from a sanguinary any sections of the Irish people-while any govern me hi wliioh recklessly ed a civil wa.r in Ireland lo the anx- ieties tho Lmpirti would he cxecrelcil by of all Christian'men. Home Rule Parflament Another the ctrecl that a number of jiromlncnt Irishmen hayo. submitted lOfPreifiicr f.Myd GeorgQ'a Vequcst to appoint GeneralSirvllTynn Mahoii, who hasvjust relinquished Urn military command, in of -iii Ireland. General ATahon Is popular with large classes'ol IriEhmen with whom hevi3 regarded as ;oiiie Australians, The buildings were more compounds, with neither a staff of nurses nor .orderlies. Orte: .dficlor paid 3 daily-fiying vjsU.and was'as- sisted by a couple of wfio largo> simis for, the ;o.practice surgically on the prisoners. The wounded were forccO to perfoTm all the work, assisted ami made 1131 bandages from'1 old w-llli jvhich nil Wounds were dropscd. stmlont nnsiiccessfitlly attempted without anaesthetic troc't Rhrnprtcl from Garland's alionldcr having very active sympathies, ImE-; resulting in severe suppurations Oth- drs were in a similar plight.- The buildings were unhcatcil liml many of iho prisoticrs were froal-bitten.'. The food was unfit'for-pigs'and deaths were freqncnl. Ucrtdlng and clothing uncii.iV'getl for inonlhs and atonk with the filth from woiiinls. Thcrlives of most of liie IJrilish'prisoners were saved by the parcels teccivcdc frOm but the 'ihtit any May The entente 'nilUfi'ry corporation arranged to meet threats to the peace of .the' Far by German 'penetration, tis re- ported .la umler- a pu ITALIAN AERO XILLEO, Mlnolca, N. Y., .M.iy lS--fn a'fall of only fifty fed Captain Antonio lltE- nail, Italian army aviator, was kiiicd beneath iliu 01 H n ?n Cnpronl rtl terdayi Aviation 'Field hero >es In the .Miss Mjirgflrel Bontlfteld'of Jttie Walional Federation of W.omcn Worherg .anil Kretl Tlall, member of parliament for York- will rcpreseul the trades congress at 'tHe .anmifll convention of ;hc AmericEin Federation of Labor. Tbjs I is Ibc first time in the history of JirUlah trAdes'imloiis that a woman been 'appointed to attebd lived. Consumptives "supposed to be separated, -ire among the other present .will be confined ,tp Japan and China If a (riirnose la .thii; safeguard- Ing of Manchuria i'.wlth' poasibl'Hlea 61 Hi extension to Siberia j. -blD-NOT SJCfEED. afrplailes ii'i fjuiilVottl Flllts last iiight tul.dM-niil city tjpmM, however, (vere drorped on out SAMMIES HOLDING BIG I'ART :OF FRONT 'l Washington, tyay. Arn- Force In has dfveloped sd, mwchf rnemb'ers' of thd 'senate military committee Vvere atfvfsed today Ifielr.weekly conference.with Sec. retary Baker war coun- cil, that they, now rank third, In the mileage held. ,Tne French hold the most'mileage, the Brit' ish' second and Amtricana third, exceeding the Held .by the Belgians.' r yhclhcr the appointment practical resullstcaii.only" be snicxilat-: cd Accorrtlug to one ,lhc !cncral couM succeed if the goV- crumcnt gave Irclniul n Home Itulo ar'Iiament___ Arrested at Bcffasi. May number of Sinn Keiuera were arrested here late 3nat nlglit .nnil to. tho miiilary barracks. V Serious Situation. London, May. later'ilcEjiAtch from publln nMs to llic list of Ilicsn nrrestfcfl, the names of II. Mellrnwi arirt ball a dozen ollicrs vvlio havo not boeh Identified here. Prnf. Do Valcra is prcidnent of :ha ijtnn Fein. 5Ir. OriMlh Is vice dent, Mr. Cossrave is one nt -tl.o treasurers, Mr. Figgis Is one of'liio secretaries, anil Dr. Dillon and the Countess Matfclevez are o? 4ho executtlc committee ;of the Fein organization. Several of Men were arrested or Interned In ejnnocv, t'fon with' tho DnMIn> revolt of. tyy. years ago. Oddly enough, iorlay'a' evouls oe-; cur In occasion of anolher festival of tbe church, ;