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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 18, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta MAY NlMBKM HEP IN IRELAND IRISH LEADERS ARRESTED ROMANOFF W BE Subs tyhich Ran Gauntlet o Baltic Stopped All Ger mirt Traffic SANK BATTLESHIP AND CRUISER AND CHASED MERCHANTMEN May Reuters Ot tawa veil on the operations of the British submar ines in the Baltic the Admiralty relates some stirring deeds of how these submarines were continually attacking and enemy war The submarines kept a watch ful eye upon the mJtempnts of the German fleet and their work was so j effective that finally the German ships kept to the harbor as soon as the Brlj tish submarines were Un like the German not a single case can be alleged oj a British sub marine sinking a merchant ship on The merchant vessels were invariably stopped and boarded in af ter being given plenty of time to aban don tlie were directed to the nearest port or escorted to a neutral The belongings of the seamen were never regarded as the spoils of i Skill and 1 The official document showing the actions of submarines leaves profound IntpreBfudh of perseverence skill with Icicles decks coated as with waves away mast and portions of yet the crews car Vied on their passage into the Baltic most difficult passage on ac count of the extremely close watch kept on The passage was effected by the use of numerous or by patient waiting until the sub marines could follow the surface craft and run the Submarine Commander Ooodhart espied an enemy calcu lating that there was bigger game be skilfully manoeuvred and ovent iially came up with an enemy battle ship escorted by the Half an hour later he A vivid flash and explosion followed along the wa ter line and tremendous concussions The entire ship hidden In grey probably due to the explosion in the fore Eight julnutes later the British submarine came to tho surface and the enemy nhlp was destruction was It was the A Cruiser Another submarine sighted a light cruiser of tlie Ancowa The submarine manoeuvred to good position and the torpedo hitting the cruiser The cruiser was apparently put out iof It swung around in a large then fire bursting from the docks The escorting des royer attacked tho but Ilie latter evaded and fired a second Tho torpedo1 hit the cruiser the magazine blowing up with a loud double Large mas ses ot iron and Wreckage fell tlie which before submcrgi ing observed the cruisers crew as aeinhled on tlie They were later rescued by a large German ferry Hegarding the operations against merchant tho following ac count is A submarine sighted and chased the steamer laden with Tho vessel was sig stopped ami boarded and the crew ordered to tubsequontly the sea cocks were opened and charg es placed that exploded and the ship In tho meanwhile a Hamburg American liner was sighted proceed ing without The boarding jmrty was the vessel was and found to bo laden with iron ore for So quickly did the crew u bum oil the ship that Interrogations could not be coiytiu Tho ship was sunk similarly lo the first After that within a few two i more wore similarly On i the following day the commander re i ported that all the German traffic I had entirely former of Rus according to the Lokal Anzei gerof will be by a court lnj lat ter part of The trial will be Metric O y in Many May definite Ger man front this spring havebeen Assoc iated Sincethe beginning of the offensive on 206 German divisions tlie western of which126 actually liave been engagedon and Armentiercs The 208th German division which was one of those suffering most heav ily lost70 per cent ot to Seven other German divisions are known to have lost more than fifty pecent and at leastseveral oilier dlv isions are named as having lost forty to fifty per Forty Men to Company Only forty to fhe company were left in the llflth after the fighting of March 22 and Tho first division was in similar straits aftei reaching SaillyLuurette On March 28 and the division was weakenet similarly on April regiment of tle 40th Erstz division virtually was annihilated on April there are scores of instancesqf companies ant which disappeared almos In a five pagj list of losses to German refeiments and divisions engaged offensive which have been Brit ish intelligence officersthere is scar cely a single instancewhereihe losses were not so to serious crippling1 of the efficiency of the Resources Depleted While it is impossible to make from these figures any exact estimate of the total sufficiently evi dent that enemy casualties have been evidence of this fact is that the Germans after calling upon available reserve de pots in the western area already been compelled to draftinto crippled divisions men drawn from Germany ft including those of the From this It may be concluded that the dfimand for men to replace losses has been greater than reserve centres could The German Chancellor Still Believes Peace Will Come 4i This Year Sailors Dependents Need Help BELIEVES OPERATIONS ON WILL BRING PEACE May am still optimistic en6ugh to believe we shall have peace this said the German Count Von In an Inter view with the Berlm correspond ent of the Budapest newspaper I cherish firm confidence that future evertto in the west will bring us nearer aspeedy end of the If the world should one day un ite in an international peace added Count Hert Germany would unhesitat ingly and joyfully join in Un present conditions give very little hope of Our desire is to preserve BRITISH May artil lery fighting between Givenchy and on the southern side of the Flanders is reported by the War The statement foHows There lery Givenchy and Robecq he Hos tile artillery some afet ivlty also In ttie brouck and r May artll lery fighting south of the Ayre the front be low is reported in to days official AMERICAN With the J American Army In May official statement Issued from American headquarters at nine oclock to night says fighting was limit ed to reconnaissances Inter mittently active artillery There was increased aerial acti northwest of Toul and in Kaiser Witnessed With the British Army jp the May and German Is rumored again to be on the western sumably connection with prepara tions for the next great He has witnessed several distinct fail ures of his troops since the advance on the Sommo nearly two months Prisoners taken on the Somtne ad mitted the emperor was present in Flanders when tlio Landwohr and na val divisions tried to overwhelm the Belgian defenses to the north of Yp This it will be wan intended to be the turning movement on tho British left cut off the allied troops in the Ypres H failed thatfks to Wefe ycUtoqUestion the leading authorities of cacb onn of the allied powers as to wfiat has boon one of the if not tho most powerful factor for the IMIURC in this they would answer wlthotit hesita tion The Tne British navy has a spectacular part in might have done hnd the Gprmnii sun dogs not chpsen to skulfc in but it has played the most vital Tho British naihil fornesi wntrhdogs of the have the seas clean of every Germaij They have the sea lanes open for traffic of all of HIP andhave protected thn transportntlon of millions of mten and mlllionn of dollars of mippllrs for the They been the rent factor in preventing Invasion of allied snores by the To tho naval is due the prosperity ot west Of ouiSi because it is the nafal forces which havp made it possible for the produce of our prairies to reach the world markets In Very The sailors of the navy and of the mrrchant marine have tlm as have the soldiers who arc fighting in Itnot only reasonable and that wo should givf ot our great to aid in keeping these dependents iu comfort while their brefhdwinners are protecting us on the seas The Gait chapter of the in Lethbridge has undertaken tif assisting the fund for the dependents of the sailors the nayyi The chapter has requested the Herald to recelya silhscrfjptlons for the and has headed the list nlready with a donation Of AVlio will next Send your subscription to The The fuftf will close June Sth Sinn Feiners Hatch Plot With Huns Is Nipped In Bud Arrests Are Made Sensation Is Sprung in Dublin and Belfast With Arrest of Prominent Leaders and Has Evi dence of Plot Between Sinn Feiners and Germans VALUABLE CARGO SAVED FROM FIRE A Canadian Atlantic May iteamerwlth a cargo of cheese aiyl other food valued at a million pounds brouoht into port With fire in the bunkers and BeforeTdark the was under control but all the cargo will have to be taken from the steam Want a Minimunvof and Fortyfour Hours a New Complication in Aheeady Serious Unions May Strike 15DKILLEDINA Wrecked Number of Buildings Neat Pittsburg and Caused Big Loss Life res stan do trie Belelanl without warning and and the llrst are cuU to ge repUce the DESTROYER May British destroyer was sunk on Tues1 f day by a Gorman tho Admiralty 1 ftietal Tradps Council olsfht to stand pat on its UenjanU tor u min imum of for the trades with a fortyfour heur and the ten per ceiS pay to February tg mpuiit to for the Col The shipyaMi a mass mealingtonlglH ami almost untinlmous vote weQt Qti veoptdafi op posed toworking forty four hours u TherB sev eral hundred at the only si uieu filed said to be in einco this was the second decisive defeat of the German army in the Yser regipn wit nessed by tlie He was pre sent when tho trjed to ford tho flooded marshes In the autumn of 1914 and he saw them drown in large Among the recient prisoners was an elderly farmer from Pomerania who lamented the fact he was to on leave tho day after he was cap H appears loavo has been al lowed to agriculturalists and farmers in the German army in order that they may helpMook after the A number of officers in certain have been granted AeriJl Although the onemy artillery Is still unusually active in the Ancre and Sommo area and between Yprea and Keinmel there have not been any other hostile movements of import Gorman airplanes have shown marked interest in the British and French back During the last two days their observers have flown many miles to seaward at a great al titude in order to inspect the roads and Tho weather continues fine witli steady sunshine and clear sky and there have been many aerial battles behind the enemy ay unexpected atdke this morning 150 freight handlers in thd Canadian Pacific Rail way Companys sheds brings the number of workers striking InAViuni pegto about The unions strik originally for in wages were the civic water works teamsters and fire alarm When the negotiations between the strikers arid the werebroken off on the Question of wTlether the dif ferences between tlio two should be submitted to a Federal board of arbi tlie union the men in city repair the operators and linemen of the provincial government telephone system wilhin the an oiltRldc union of 200 teamsters and the handlers successively walked out in A strike vote Is being taken today on street railway the ballot boxes being open until Other big unions in the city are also dis cussing tho possibility of a sympa thetic will issue an order at once refusing to actopt freight for shipment out of Winnipeg and as far as possible through freight will ba car ried through without No definite plans have been made tho railway to cope the freight Sir George Bury is in Vancouver and is In constant com munication with Winnipeg in this con ALLIES IOmi JAPAN IN SIBERIA Will Take Defensive Measures Against the German Invaders May and China have been informed by the allied BOY ernments that they have arranged for entente military cooperation to meet the dangers threatening the pteace of the Par East from Herman penetra Defensive May sion In the soda house of the plant of the Aetna Chemical Company at west of soonafter noon tore a number of the to pieces and caused what first re 4Wftf great loss of UndertaKers summoned to plant declared that more than ISO persons had been The ejtploslpn tore down wires on the Panhandle Railroad and piled debris onthe An employee of the company made his way to near and a wrecktrain was imme diately sent out to clear the and repair the Immediate 1 ly after explosion the debris took fire and at one oclock was Another exploslort occurred at this time a big filled with an explosive known as The debris was scattered and wide and it is reported that a number of persons in the great crowd which stood on the hillside watching the burning pile had been hurt but that no one had been AN APPEAL IS BEING MADE FOR VOLUNTARY RECRUITING MAY NOT URGE CONSCRIPTION MEASURE May consider able number of arrests have been made in Dublin and throughout according to a dispatch to the Times from Dublin timed two oclock Saturday NOTABLEARRESTED May Id ward De president of the Sinn Arthur founder of the Sinn Countess Markie Dillon William Cos Sinn Fein for Kil have been accord ing to an Exchange Telegraph dis patch from Additional arrests in Ireland reported tria Times dispatch from includes Hayes and Darrell NOT TOtf SOON May Irish Times today says has not acted a moment too assail the signs pointed to Another outbreak of armesl ytoleVifie poss ibly in connection with the landing of German troops on Irishf NEW SUGGESTION are boing Invited in Ireland proposal that the Irish question be submitted for adjudication toa competent international says a dispatch to the from Such a adds the might for ex of the United the neutral powers of HORRIBLE CRUELTY Wounded Prisoners Treated Worse Than Are Frequent May coal operators are already arriving the city for the important conference with deputy fuel controller of Canada in connection with the greaterxfuel production campaign io be launched the west Peterson reached Calgary last nlglH from the oast and morning said that he hoped for great results from tlM Mit silting who will repre sent the Alberta government is Al ready here and was In conference this morning with cording to Alberta mines will be urged to speed up their production to such an extent as to be able to take care ot the con sumption of the1 prairies from Winni peg In this connection it is un dorstyod an extensive publicity cam paign is planned by the WOMAN DELEGATE TO TRADES CONGRESS ITALIAN AERO Hay afall of only fifty feet Captain Antonio Hcs famous Italian army was beneath thu wreckage of u now Ittliuiimuile Ctipronl at ifczelhurst Aviation Field here yggr May The entente military corporation arranged to meet the threats to tlie peace of Far East by German as re ported today from is under stood hereas a purely jiefejulve meas m which participation tor the be confined Japau aud purpose is the safeguard ing pf Manchuria with possibilities of Its extension to or 62 30 May Miss Margaret Bondfield of the National Federation of Women Workers and Fred Labor member of parliament for York will represent the trades congress at the annual convention of tha American Federation of is the first time in the history Reuters Ot tawa Garland South African taken prison er at Delvllle Wood and now repat that when captured he was force cetf to walk six although in great pain from severe tor being buffeted about from place to place he was operated on withoni anesthetics and sent to Gottingon rail itary hospital whore there were also some The buildings were mere with neither a staff of nurses nor Orte doctoi paid a daily flying and was us sisted by a couple of students who paid largo sums tho opportunltj to surgically on the prisoners The wounded were forced to perforn all the assisted at operations and made up bandages from old bag with which all wounds were One student unsuccessfully attempted without anaesthetic to ex German Plot May and Walt iffairs again have come to the Jiacovery of a German plot involving certain persons in Ireland announ last night in Dublin by the is iiiance ot a proclamation signed by Sdward chief secretary fot1 In the name of the Cord Lien Viscount The proc cmuition asserts that British subjects in Ireland have entered into reasonable communication with tho erman enemy and calls for drastic measures to put down the German Voluntary recruiting is urged in1 order that compulsion may be avoided ind that the Irish may assist in put ing down the Many Arrested Communication with Dublin Is sloWi buta dispatch to the Times says number of person already lave been arrested in Dublin and oth er parts of The number ot Irish In cooperation with the is said to be There have been various hints recently tivjty in the Sinn Fein ranks and tliere IMStmeti iVo of recent that of n man who ituirted on the Irish cqast fifm a Ger submarine in a collapsible Enlistment The reference to in the proclamation appears to confirm predictions that the ment has changed its policy concern ing conscription in Ireland owing to Nationalist and Sinn Fein A report became current In Ireland Friday that the government contemp lated launching a recruiting scheme on the lines of that formerly conduct ed by the Earl ofDerby in It gained much Irislu newspapers and was discussed a Dublin dispatch to the Daily News says the Deport met with dispatch adds The atmosphere Is completnly unsuitable and it is doubtful if a sin gle man with real influence could ba found to back tho Unexpected Opposition Opposition to conscription has comei from some unexpected An instance is an article in the cmrent number ot the Church of Ireland Gaz the leading organ of Irish Protestant Church outside in which the writer believes he Is speak ing the mind of all good Irishmen in telling the government force is not remedy and that no good ean be de rived from a sanguinary conflict with any sections of the Irish people while any government which recklessly add ed a civil wur in Ireland to tlie anx ieties the Empire would be execreted by the conscience of all Christian Home Rule Parliament Another to tho effect that a number of promjnunt Irishmen havo submitted to Ll4yd Georgea Vequest to appoint General Sir who relinquished the military in director of recruiting in General Mahon is popular with large classes oC Irishmen with whom he is regarded us tract shrapnel from Garlands shoulder having very active but resulting in severe Oth rfrs were in a similar The buildings were unheatod and many of the prisoners were The food was unfit for pigs and deaths were Bedding and clothine unchanged for months and stank tlie filth from Thefllves of most of the British prisoners wero saved by the parcels received from but tho miracle is that any Consumptives were supposed to be but jreely among tho other of Jjrltlsh trades unions that a woman delegate has been appointed to attend such u DIP NOT Maj airplaaea attempted to bombard Paria again last night but did not reach the Were ou out SAMMIES HOLDING BIG PART OF FRONT tyay Am erican Expeditionary Force In France has developed members of the senate military committee were adviied today at their weekly conference with Sec retary Baker undfr the war coun that they now rank third In tha mileage The French hold the most the Brit ish second and the Americans exceeding the Relf the r whether the appointment would have practical results iipan only be speculat ed According to one view the general could only succeed if the gov erument gave Ireland a Home Rulo Arrested at May number of Sinn Feiners were arrested hero late last night and removed to tho military V Serious May later despatch from publin adds to the list of thoso tho names of Mellows aud half u dozen otliois who have not boen identified Do Valera is preajdcnt of tha Sinn is presi Cosgrave is ono of Figgis is one of tiio and Dillon and the Countess Morkievcz are members of the executive committee of the Sinn Fein Several of tlioia were arrested or interned in tiop with tho Publii revolt of years Oddly todays events oc cur in occasion of another festival of the JCoatiiiueuVu ;