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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 20, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHm\lDGE. ALBEIVIA. MONDAY. MAY 20. 19^8 NC.\[i.-jf) ^ ^ �. ^ aumo and Braye and on the Solway vorks and.'.oali gates at Zoebrugge. t)no of our machines falleil lo return." Italian t'ront Vieinna, May ID:-The official state went from At(s(jo-IiungHrlan head-huartors today rends! "Reciprocal reconnoitering ur.tlvlly tin the Tyrol tronUand the Vlnconsian inouiitains led to fighting favorublo to us. . East of Monte Pe�tica (east ot the Bronta) tho. enemy was repulsed .twice in luind-to'liuiid fighting." Restol'b^Fighting Spirit AVllh tho French Army In t'rance, i!ay 19.--The Germans apparently nro awaiting (he return ot the offensive spirit among some of their host divia-' Ions, severely tried during tho first Jitagos of the ortonslvo, before ro-� tjpeiiing operations. 1^ Largo numbers ot their units lost considerable portions of their offoc-tlvoE in the heavy fighting In I'Ic'ardy �ind Flanders, and in spito of tho tact that tlio ranks have been filled Immediately from- depots in tho roar, strong impreaalona of the lorrific ordeal through wlilch Ihey passed are  fitll! roliilnnd by llienii JVlost ot (ho shattered divlalona luivo had only throe or four woeka roal since, which oxpericnco bus daraonatrated is huril-ij ly sufficient time In which to restore fighting qualities; The German command knows this porfoctly well and, thorotoro. Is holding back as long atr possiblo botoro attacking so as to have nioro recuperated units itvailublo to add to those which have not participated in the fighting'up to tlllH lime.' It BOoms to he indicated clearly Uiat ti'.o oh,lietlva ot the Germans when I hoy do cpmmenco heavy tight-ins again it v.'lll be a dosporato effort to divide the allied armies by assaulting the linc.H of. communication. It Beeras probable too, that they must Dvoil extend tho liattlo front further south and oast toward the lines be.-twaeu Noyon and Rhelms whore tUo front ia woU sorvod l)y railroads which would enable them to attempt n Burpriso on the allies by making a big demonstration there with tho in tontion ot atU'nctlng Oo'neral Koch's resorves -while they carry ouj. . tUoIr main effort furtitur noi;th, Though thoui�nd� of dollars have been subscrlbod throuahout Alberta and In Lethbrl^ige for various war funds, very little has been done for the sailors of the navy and merchant marine and their dependents. This Is as worthy a cause as can possibly demand our attention at the present time and should receive our serious consideration. There are many hundreds of sailors dependents who depend upon support from this fund, and Lethbridgo citizens are bolng appealed to for help In this regard. The Herald will receive your subscription, no mattisr how small It may be, on ijshalf of the Sir Alexander Gait Chapter of the I. O. O. E. which has been asked to take charge of the fund for Lethbrldge. You can spare a dollar or perhaps more for thl� worthy cause today. Send It to The Herald. HONS Ruthless Methods of Huns Arouse Bitter Opposition-Great Misery in Country ? : > > ? 0 TWO KILLED IN WRECK. TURKS CAPTURED BY THE BRITISH PA.SSINQ THROUGH NEW STREET, BAGDAD. PEC SIRIK SUPIflHOyS Lemieux Asks Govt. What Is Being Done -Premier' Borden Replies ROMANOFF TO GO TO S>MTZERLAND London, May 20.-The ruthless mo thods of the Gemana in attempting to gather foodstuffs in tho Ukraiuo are meeting ^wlth bitter opposition from the exalsparated population, hc-cordlng to a Russian government wire less meBsago received here. District assemblies throughout the Ukraine decided to burn all bread-and other provisions. The land owners aro de clared to bo outcasts. Twanty thousand pe-isants srt^ JKempted to hold an awembly of their own at Kiev, but thay were dlsper.sed by the; Germans. General Skoropauakl, the self-appointed hetman has been declared an iniposter by many Ukrainians' orgaul-siatioua and tho people have been ordered to disregard bis decrees. Kjlcept for his bodj-guard -of " one hundred meni tho ,betman is said to hive no troops -Si his disposal. Kvorywhero the Germans aro appointing Uiair own - oftioJale^ while the country la groaning from hunger and misery and even slavery. The Russian statement a&yii that thoiisands are attempting to flee to Great Russia. Tlie members of tho rada are ro-garded as traitors. Almost tho en-tiro population is armed. Attempts by the Germans to disarm them are meeting with deadly resistance. Towns and villages are reported' to have been burnod. .The Garmaufi, Uie statement �dds, export to Germany all the provisions they can lay hands on, but there are no imports Into the Uliralne. All tho towns, vlIlBKea and railway stations and cars are In darkussa as there is ao petrol. VETERANS SUPPORT CAPT.SKELTON See No Reason Why He Should Not Be Reinstated as Chief Ottawa, May 2(l.-T!io .strike at Winnipeg v/a.s raised l>y ,Mr. Lemieux in tho house ot commons this morning. It was a question ot some urgency, he said, and seemed to have developed most seriously. The public utilities ot Wiunipog were practically in a state of collapse. He asked If tho government was in a position to state what measures had been taken to pro-vftnt the strike aiiri if compulsory in* vestlgatlon had been applied for under the Industrial Disputes aBl Investigation -Act. It so, Imd tho investigation been granted? . Sir Robert Borden nndcratood that a portion ot the employees had agreed to a board with regard to civic employees on the wUola. It would be understood that relations between tho municipality and lis employees were u matter ot provincial jurisdiction and concern. It was a matter which must be dealt wlthby the provincial legislature, and by the municipality imaer tlm authority of the provincial legislature. - With respect to tlio sympathetic strike the government was not In pos-. session'of absolute informalioh, but this might be recejved in tho course of a day. "I should very greatly doubt speaking v.-ithout much consideration," Sir Jtobert added, "whether persons who are proceeding on what is known as a sympathetic strike would thereby free themselves from the penalties oC the order In council passed in April and commonly known as tlie nnti-ioatiug law." Geneva, May 19. - Nieholias Romanoff, former emperor of Russia 'and his family, according to reports printed in Vienna newspapers, has been given his choice ot exile in Roumania or in Switzerland, and hac decided to go to Switzerland. This concession, it is added, was aranted by the Soviet' government on certain con-dltion^. The princlpnl one being that he would refrain from making efforts to return to the Russian throne. The Great 'War 'Veterans of Leth bridge effectually put the .quietus on tho rmntirs that iiave been floating aroimd-regarding Capt, Skelton, and eliminate the excuse which tUe com-missiouore have Ij'eon utilizing dur lug I'ho past few days for not rein stating Gapt. Skelton as chief ot^ police here. The Veterahs, have nskod tliat the following liUer be given publication: , ' Editor Horaifl: Sir: In view of the fact that certain tumors have boon going arpund tho city, sinco the return of Oapt. Skdl-ton, that the Vetotans are opposed to his roinstatemant as chief of police, wo wish to state that there is absolutely no truth in' this rumor, and to tiiJco this opportunity of emphatically deSiyIng it. The executive coipmittee of this nsJ sociation wish to gti qn record aa tol lows: that, from statements mado by men who have served under him, ho was ono of the most efficient 6tticers tJiat 'ever loft tho Doniinltih ot Can ada, and that further, they were al ways euro oC a square deal at hia hands. In view of the fact that he has done hia duty to the empire, we see no rea sou why ho should not be reliistat'ed as chief ot police ot this city. This letter. Is to elidw that Capt Skoltou has the whole hearted support ot this organizotloii, 1'oura truly,  � ' H. MADDISON, Secretary, PUN POBm 37 Killed In the Air Raid On London London, May 20.-Tiiirty-seven persons were killed and 155 in-juoid in the Londcn aria durifig last nigljt'8 air r/iid..^ The raid was tfnls of-the most exciting which Londoners have yet experienced as the enemy .machines approached the sky was filled with bursting shrapnel. Perhaps the most dramatic moment came when the distinctive hum of one of the 6erman machines suddenly became a splutter, and then ceased. The plane was seen to burst into flames as it fell. - Aftsr the continuous barrage died away the �seacchlights were turned outwards aj?cl a lone shell was sent after the retreating raiders. HUGE NUMBERS OF SAMlESA Great Depots of Americans Are Springing Up All Over War Zone British Headquarters in France, May 20.-(Via Reuters Ottawa Agency)-Parts of Northern France have become within a short period thickly populated with American fighting troops, and great American camps and depots are springing up where before two rnonths ago only British soldiers was normally seen. Intensified . training Is being tirelessly carried out in common with the British and French. Large formations are steadily being drafted to augment the Americans along the fighting lines and they are immediately being replaced-by still larger numbers^ .Smiths F.Tll^. Ont.. .May 1.'0. -(Jii tlic l)iiil!;o i'igluy fiM^t over .Mnil I.LiiiO, twenly-twi)  miles from \wxk\ on tho C.l'.H..  the exjire^iH train which lel'l  Torontd Saliinl,-i>- niglil for  Montii.'i\l, and a fn-JglU train  I)(iiilid irom linic for Trenton  md in a lu.-ad-on colHslun at.  �1:1)5 Salunlay morning, resulting in tlie death of I-'Ireman K. Hutland of �rreiilon, on tlie i'x-prcss. and .1. V. Martin, iirake-rnan ot tlic fnMglit. whose hduio was al .St. .lului, .V. H. : :' : ? ? >> : : : : ? : ? ? Certain That Germany Ha.-5 Been Fostering Rebellion Among the Sinn Feiners NEW YORK MEETING DECLARES ARRESTS ARE AN OUTRAGE REALIZE ALLIED � AIRIN SUPERIOR This is Cau.sing Grave Concern in Germany, Says Captured Pilot Brllish lieadijuartersTn Kranco. May iJd.- (\ia neuters Ottawa .Agcniy.) - One of the most striking features of tlie present phase, of the war is the skill of our airmen. ,\ tlerinan officer pilot su out with grave concern. The morale of the eiioiuy air service is lower than London. May 20.-.lanir.s Totter oC London and Hirliard Cotter, Gaelic, Lea�ue orgnnlzers in f)iil)llii. liavi* been arrt^sted and are churged nnilcr the Di'fenso of the Renlm Act wllU taking a boat within fifteen miles of Kingstown pier, on April ir>, that lie-1 ing a prohibited luea. James Cotter ! is further charged with collecting in-forlnatlon whicli might be useful to tile enemy. It i.s tiot stated whether this casn lin.H any connection with tho Irislt conspiracy. .iiimes Cotter was sentenced to Fix month.s' imprisonment, Richard Cotl.^r was (liRcliarged. .\ccordiiig to the prosecuting attorney the Cotters were found at midnight in a boat outside Kingstown harbor, their whereabouts being discovered by their burning some papers. .luHics Cotter had in his possession a document bearing Ol^ tiic air raids in ijondou. tho suggestion being that he intended to convey this (o tho enemy. No Fresh Developments. London, May 2i),-.\o fresh devel-npinents Sunday,in the Sinn i'''eln af^ fair have lieeii/reporied. Very few lillot recently taken prisoner says this news telegrams are arriving from Dub-superlority is fully realized through-j Hn. hut they report everything quiet, nut tlie German army and is regarded+ al least outwardly. ,, , With the arrest of Count Plnnkett, four of Uu! six Sinn Fein members of,- COAL CONSUMERS Caigary, Mny 20.-The conference in regard to speeding up coal production which opened here this moring largely resolved Itself Into a discussion over the possibility of Winnipeg and other east, em prairie points being ^le to get any anthracite for the coming winter. There were about eighty present, to meet C. W. P^erson, deputy fuel controller ana Hon, C. R. Mitchell, acting premier of the province. ( The Alberta ojserators pljed Peterson vyith questions in re- , gard to th'e anthracite situatlori. and that official answered that he could give them no further Information than what he had already made public at Winnipeg. Operators complained that thoy had travellers out trying to obtain orders for early shipment but retailers woro not buying yet. Mr. Peterson . was Inclined to place tho blame on the apathy of tbe consumer and emphasized the necessity bf a publicity camp'aign to nwaken the public to the iiltua t'r.n. Eventually It was decided that tho operatoro should meet this afternoon and appoint a committee tc> discuss v/itn govcrnn-^ant officials the plana for a ?trjtH! pulj. Ilclty campaign. Tho Alberta government has made an appropriation for this purpoao and all that rop-inins to bo done is tho mannor-In which tlio money will bo spent. London, May 2t).-Tho Whitsuntide holidays probably were responsible tor tho safety of scores of girls liousocf In dormitories recently constructed liy a largo department store. Jlany ot them were apprentices brought from nearby towns who went homo for tlie holidEyti. A lionil) .ieatroyed the two upper, floors of the building, which is half n block long. The main room of the flpor below.was diimiigod Imt the tew girls wiio took refuge in tho basement -yvhon the first alarm was given iWero ijninjurud, except tor one who was wounded sliglitly. Another bomb lore n hole five feet deep and flft*;oi� toot wide in a solid concrete pavement, aiiattering windows and wrench-) Ing doors fiom their binges three blocks av.'ay. 'litis bon'ih tell near buildings recently constructed to houBQ a new war agency, but as the buildings were darkened it is not believed possible tho Germans were using them as a target. Another bomb fell in a park nearby, stripping tho shrubbery and shak-ing houses tor blocks around, shattering almost every pan?j of glass. London, May -A cnlni summer llkb night tempted the tternmns to try last night their first air raid tin Lmiiion since March 7, and four of the raiders tell hetoro tiio defenses of London. Tlie moon was flhiniiig brightly and the raiders crossed the 80Utiieast(!rn point and headed tor the metropolis. The itsttai wnnilrigs wore given iiromptly and the peoiile had time to roacli shelters before tho gujiK in the neighbrirhood of London wore Jieard. Tlie tiring wa.s almost continuous for more than two liburs and was unusually severe. Several bombs were dropped by tho raiders. Tho number of enemy aircraft Is not known but they seem to have boon mure numerous than usual. FIRT AlRm SHIPS ARE REAOY New York, May 20.-Fifty ships ot majin- size will be put into (!ommis3ion at American yards next month and a larger number will be ready for sailing in July and August, said liain-bridge Colby, (!nited States shipping commissioner, in an address ile^e last niglit. "The stibmarine Is at last on the point of being mastered," declared .Mr. Colby. "And we sliall choke the seven seas with American aliipping." P D .R.SIAI!ON ER BURNS (Sliecial to thfa Ilonild) rii)cher Creek, Jlay 20.- Sliorlly after tho (.Vstliound train lett the depot at PIncher St.Ttion on Saturday night, tii^e was discovered in the living apartment ot tli :..;. .: .> 'Amsterdam, May ,20,--(Via Britain's campiiign iii Moso-   > ? ? > > ? ? � wlvo were in his house offered stoiil resistance In arrest. Drlscoll was wiumdcd in ilx^ arm by a ruvol-v^T bullet, i'ii'i-ce ,'\lc('anii, -ion of Friaici.-i McCaiin. .iusllce of tlio p.nicn. for Bally Owen House, l!ashel, and president of the Kast Tipperary Siuii Fein executive committee was arrested Saturday morning. Patrick Hogitii, local "leader' ot the Irish Volmileovs, succeeded (n eiudliig (!io police at, Casliel, by jfimping through a window i.nd entering Iho grounds of a coii-veut, froiji which he made his escape, Germany Fosters Rebellion. London, .May 20.-According to tlto Dally Mail it has been clear lor iiiontlis past that Uermnhy bas been using every artifice not ^jiiy to foster rebellion In Ireland, but also to use Ireland'as a bdso ot organized qs-pioiittgc and BUbraarIno operations against tho Atlantic niercantllo niar-in'o. It asaerts Germany sent money i to tile Sinn l^'einora, tliat important information was, ctmveyed to Germany, and'that German aflbiuarlnes received fuel oil from Stun l^oinors. Pope'^ Is Optimistic. Rome, May 20.-(Mall and Plmplre Cable, Toronto.)-Opliinism prevails at the Vatican regarding llie sittiatlon In Ireland, wliicii. greatly intorost* tho Pope. His hope for a satiafartory solution ot the Irish problems is, based undoubtedly upon reassuring news that baa come to him direct, according to which the etlorts of tho blahopa to allay tho public excite-iJlont there are certain to avert ser-ioua complicatlona until tlio situation lias improved sufficiently to make a conciliation etfectivo. Shock tp Sinn Feiners. London, May 20.-A Dublin correspondent's despatch to the Daily Nev t says: ' ' , "Comment is apt to centre on the fact tliut the prisotiors, if such lliey can be called, tor it is bellfcved Iu- (CONXIH^ED ON ,PAa]i 6). 73 2112 51 ;