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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 20, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME LEI MAY 198 NTMBKH 135 ALLIES VERY Very Little Doing qp Western Front Save Artillery Activ ity and Air Fighting ALLIED AVIATORS ARE HAMPERING ENEMY OPERATIONS May German developed Increased ar tillery activity last night along the front between Albert and Buc the war office i The statement followa We captured a few priaoners yesterday aa a result of a success ful raid esrrlad out In the Albert A raid attempted by the enemy north of Hinges was re pulsed with haavy loss to the hos tllo rfltna The hostile artillery activity Increased considerably laat night on the FRENCH FRONT Parlai May official statement from the War Office to day reads The artillery on both aides waa active north of the French patrols ware active In the sector of Kanflard an captured Enemy surprise against our positions In tha lower Ail In the Argonne and in the Woevre were broken up by our We brought back prlsontro in east of There Isnothing td report on the mainder of the Air May aerial fighting Saturday twentytwo German airplanes were destroyed and two disabled by British The statement on aerial operations also reports contln the bombing of enemy rall way ammunition and as well as oa the submarine base The statement reads Saturday was another fine day and enabled us to carry out re photography and fight The Improved visibility facili tated more work in conjunction with the artillery than has been possible The railway station at Roules and Oliaulnes were bombed and several enemy ammunition dumps and were Over 19 tons of bombs were dropped on these The greater part of the fighting occurred well east of the enemy Twentyone hostile machines down ana two others wore disabled are Eight of oura TORNADO TWELVE May 4 tornado at Nebran 4 Saturday night killed twelve and injured it was learned today when communication was establish ed with thrf For The Sailors Though thouundp of bean subscribed throughout Alberta and In for var ious war very llttla has baan done for the sailors of the navy and merchant marine and their This la as wor thy a cause aa can possibly de mand our attention at the pres ent time and should receive our sorloua There are many hundreds of sailors depen dents who depend upon support from this arid Lethbrldga citizens are being apptaled to for help In this The Herald will receive your no mattnr small It may on behalf of the Sir Alexander Gait Chapter of the whloh has baan asKad to take charge of tha fund for You can spare a dollar or per more this worthy cause Send It to The run1 bombing machines were able to work only half the night owing to the thick mist which Tlew In from the sea they dropped ten tona of boniba oil and tiiiaulnes railway On billets c the neighborhood of Da paumo and Braye and on the Solway vorlts loeli gates at of our machines failed to Italian FYont May official state ment From AUBtroHungarlaoi head quarters today reads Reciprocal reconnoiterlng activity cin the Tyrol and the Vlncenslan Mountains led to fighting favorable to East of Monte Peattca east of the Bronta was repulsed lu Imndtohajid Spirit With the French Army In May Germans apparently are awaiting the return of the offensive spirit uuiong some of their beat dlvls severely during the first Stages of the before re opening L Large numbers of tholr units lost considerable portions of their effec tives In the heavy fighting In Picardy and and In splta of tho fact that tho ranks have been filled 1m juodiately fromdepots In the strong Impressions of the terrific or deal through which they passed are still retained by Most of flic divisions luivo hud only throe or four weeks vest which experience has demonstrated Is ly sufficient time lu which to restore lighting The German command knows this perfectly well Is hold ing buck as long ufr possible before attacking BO us to have more recup erated units available to add to those which have not participated in the fjghttiigup to tlfis It suems to In indicated clearly IJmt liio objective of the Gorinans limy do commenco heavy fight ing again It be a desperate effort to divide tlio allied armies by assault Ing the lines of It aeeins probable that they must tiveu extend the battle front further south and east toward the lines ba tweeu Noyon and Rhelms where tUfl froixt iti well served by railroads which would enable them to attempt a surprise on the allies by making a big demonstration there with the in tontloii of atUuctiug General Fochs reserves Avhilo they carry tholr main effort fnrtltcr Ruthless Methods of Huns Arouse Bitter Opposition Great Misery in Country n 1 May ruthleea mo th oda of the Gelmans In attempting to gather foodstuffs In the Ukraine are meeting with bitter opposition from the exacpmted ac cording to a RuBslan government wire legs message rewBiyeo District assemblies throughout the Ukraine decided to burn all bread and other The owners are de clared to be Twenty thousand peasants itemptad to hold an aatembly of their own at but they were dispersed General the selfap pointed declared imposter by many Ukrainians organi zations and the people have been or dered to disregard nig Klcipt for his bodyguard of one hundred men the Is said to hive no his Everywhere the Germans ero ap pointing their own while the country la groaning from hunger and mlaery and even The Russian statement sajrtt that thousands are attempting to flee to Great Rus The members of the rada are re garded as Almost the en tire population Is Attempts by the Germans to disarm them are meeting with deadly Towns and villages are reported to have been the statement export to Germany all the provisions they can lay but there are no Importa into the All the villages and railway stations and cara are In darkuatw tut there is no TURKS CAPTURED BY THE BRITISH THROUGH NEW Lemieux Asks What Is Being Bor den Replies May strike at Win nipeg was raised by Lemieux in the house of commons this It was a question of some he and seemed to have develoji ed most The public utilir ties of Winnipeg were practically in a state of He asked if the government was in a position to state what measures had been taken to pro vfent the strike and if compulsory in vestlgation had been applied for un der the Industrial Disputes uBl In vestigation If had the inves tigation been granted Sir Robert Borden understood that a portion of the employees hart agreed to a hoard with regard to civic em ployees on the It would be understood that relations between the municipality and its employees were a matter of provincial jurisdiction and It was a matter which must be dealt by the provincial legls lature and by the municipality unaer thei authority of the provincial legis With respect to sympathetic strike government was not In sessionof absolute but this might be received m the course of a I should very greatly doubt speak ing without ranch Sir whether persons who are proceeding on wliat Is known as a sympathetic strike would thereby free themselves from the penalties of the order In council passed in April and commonly known as the antiloaflng See No Reason Why Re Should Not Be Reinstated as Chief The Great YMerani of Leth brldge effectually put the quietus on the rumorn that toave been floating aroundregarding and eliminate the excuse which tlie com missionore have been utilizing dur ing toe past few days for not rein stating Skelton as chief po lice The have asked that the following latter be given pub lication Kditor Herald In view of the fact that cer tain tumors have been going arpund tlio since the return of Ski that the Veterans are opposed to his reinstatement as chief of we wish to etate that there Is abso lutely no truth In this and to aJce this opportunity of emphatically dimylng The executive committee of this as1 soclation wish to go on record as fol lows from statements made by men who have served under io was one of the moat efficient officers that ever left tho Dominion of Can and that they were al ways aure of a square deal at his lu view of the fact that he has done lita duty to the we gee no rea gou why he should not ba reinstated as chief of police of this This letter Is to show that Capt Skeltou has the whole hearted suppori of this Yours Secretary PLAN PUBLICITY ROMANOFF TO GO TO SWITZERLAND May Nicholas former emperor of Fius aia and hla according to reports printed in Vienna news haa been given his choice of exile in Roumania or in Switz and has decided to go to This it is waa granted by the So viet government on certain con dltlonV The principal one being that he would refrain from mak ing1 efforts to return to the Bus aian 1 Great Depots of Americans Are Springing Up All Over War Zone May confer ence In regard to speeding up coal production which opened here this morlng largely resolved itself Into a discussion over the poaai billty of Winnipeg and other east ern prairie points being ajble to get any anthracite for the coming There were about eighty present to meet Pef deputy fuel controller ana acting premier of the The Alberta operators pljed Peterson with questions in re gard to the anthracite situation and that official answered trial he could give them no further formation than what he had al ready made public at Operators complained that they had travellers out trying to ob tain orders for early shipment retailers were not buying Peterson was inclined to place tho blame on the apathy of consumer and emphasized the necessity of a publicity campaign to awaken the public to the altua Eventually It WAS decided that the operators should meet this afternoon and appoint n commit tee te discuss with government of ficials the for n strjru pub licity The Alberta gpv ernment has made an appropria tion for this purpouQ and all that rofialns to be done is tha manriur In which thu will be SITUATION 37 Killed In the Air Raid On London May persons were killed and 155 in in the London arShlt thfririg last The raid was cfriV ofthe mast exciting which Londoners have yet experienced as the enemy machjnes approached the iky was filled with bursting Per haps the most dramatic moment came when the distinctive hum of of the German machines Suddenly became a and then The plane was seen to burst into flames as it Aftsr the continuous barrage died away the were turned outwards apB a lone shell was sent after the retreating May Whitsuntide holidays probably were responsible for tho safety of scores of girls housed in dormitories recently constructed by a large department Many of them were apprentices brought from nearby towns who went home for tlio A bomb destroyed the two upper floors of the which half a block The main room of the flpor damaged but the low girls who took refuge in the base ment when the first alarm was given were except for one who Vas wounded Another bomb tore a hole fivn feet deep and fifteen feet wide in a solid concrete pave shattering windows and ing doors from their hinges three blocks Tills bomb fell neur buildings recently constructed to a new war but as the buildings were darkened it is not be lieved possible the Germans were us ing them ns a Another bomb Cell in a park near stripping the shrubbery and shak ing houses for blocks shat tering almost every of May calm summer like night tempted the Germans to try lost night tlirir first air raid on London since March and four of the raiders fell before tlie defenses of Tlio moon was aliening brightly and ihe raiders crossed the southeastern point and headed for the Tho usual warnings were given promptly and the people had lime In reach shelters before the gmis in the nuiglihorhood of London were The firing was almost continuous for more than two hours and was unusually Severn bombs were dropped by tho The number of enemy aircraft Is not known but limy seem to havo been more numerous than British Headquarters in May Reuters Ottawa of Northern France have become within a short period thickly populated with American fighting and great American camps and depots are springing up where be fore two months ago only British soldiers was normally Intensified training is being tirelessly carried out in common with the British and Large formations are steadily be ing drafted to augment the Am ericana along the fighting lines and they immediately being larger numbers fflY SHIPSARE READY New May ships o major siste will be put into commission at American yards next month and a larger number will be ready for sail ing in July and said Bain bridge United States shippin in an address heije las The submarine is at last on th point of being declarei And we shall choke th seven seas with American Special to Ihe Herald Pincher May Shorll after the train lelt the dc pot at Pincher Station on Saturda fire was discovered in tlie Ih ing apartment of thd station maatei The night watchman lost no time i rousing the and through there being no firefighting apparatus nor a water system in 11 was Impossible to save tho TWO KILLED IN Smiths Mny the bridge eighty foot ovpr Mud twentytwo miles from horn on tho the RxpnwH train which left Toronto Saturday night for and freight train liound from linn for Trenton in a headon collision at Saturday result ing in the death of Fireman Kutland of on the ex and brake man of tlie whose homo was at Certain That Germany Has Been Fostering Rebellion Among the Sinn Feiners NEW YORK MEETING DECLARES ARRESTS ARE AN OUTRAGE REALIZE ALLIED This is Causing Grave Concern in Says Captured Pilot Mny Toiler ol London and Kiciianl Gaelic League organizers in havo been arrested and are charged under the Defense of the Realm Act with taking a boat within fifteen miles ol Kingstown on April flint be ing a prohibited James Cotter is further charged with collecting in forhiatlon which might be useful to tho It Is stated whether this caso has any connection with tho Irlslt Colter was sentenced to six months Richard Cotter wus According to the prosecuting attor ney the Cotters were found at mid night in a boat outside Kingstown har whereabouts being discov ered by their burning some James Cotter had in his possession a document bearing oirthe air raids in tiro suggestion being that he intended to convey this to the No Fresh May fresh devel opments tho Sinn Kein af fair have Very few telegrams are arriving from Dub they report everything at leust With ihe arrest of Count of the six Sinn Fein members off parliament are under The other British headquarters in May Via Renters Ottawa One of the most striking features the present phase of the war is the skill of our A German officer pilot recently taken prisoner says this superiority is fully realized through out Die German army and is regarded with grave The morale of the enemy air service Is lower than it has ever The quality of the material supplied often suows McCarten andLawrence of the new who is serving a six chines built of tubing Ihe sentence in Mount Joy Among wire is of poor resultinglirinothers under arrest are Charles creasingly frequent These damaged machines are sent back f 6 patched up for use in In dtruction schools and often result The pilot doubted whether thirty per of tlio school aspir ants ever gel to the So groat is the shortage of officers that private soldiers are being trained as observ LLOYD Says He Was Cabled Three Times Regarding Muni tion Labor Here ling Christopher Mulllaa who arc clinrged with the unlawful posses sion of explosives at a few milesoutside vFIouri liane and Jumes e r and manager otSthe Skibbereen bouthern also are in Reply to Vipe President Morris and the re cabled Lloyd George asking him to give instructions to Sir Josnpli Pla the devoted head of tlie imperial Munitions to cooperate with the Dominion Trades CongrogH in the interests of tlie Canadian Wewere turned down and then upon my advice and request Premier Bor den cabled Again we were turned I have said that Lloyd George Is the trickiest politician who maining heads of the Sinn Feinorgani zation have issued a reply to the proclamation which the British gov ernment published The re ply snys anticipating such ac tion thu standing committee of tho Sinn Fein nominated substitutes to carry movement during the and must temporary exile of our The country may rest it that no matter how many of the leaders may be arrested there will be men and women lo take their All vtliat need is to the advleq of Professor Ue to remain calm confi TlieSlifti Feiners have nominated T Professor John McNeill and Alderman a well known member of the and Watson merely escap1 ing with their and sufficient clothing for the IN RUSSIA BAD May food sit uation In Petrograd and the other large cities of Russia instead of Improving with the advent of spring and river navigation is constantly The bread ration in Petrograd whloh had been oneeighth of 4 pound is now totally ex Other products 5re A BRITISH ADVANTAGE May Via Ottawa Tho Cologne com on the new Alkaiui tBiit bridge over the Suez Canal says that aa a whole Great campaign iii Meso potamia and Palestine has been far from being a The new bridge joins Africa and Asia and it must be ad milled that it facilitates the transport of supplies to Pples says this German news May Turks have resumed the offensive all along the Caucasian front have occupied says a dis patch from Tiflis dated May Another Armenian massacre has been The negotiations foil a separate peace between the Caucasian diet and the German government have been broken off on account of the exorbitant de mands of the WEATHER Lpw 60 29 ADVArJle IN MACEDONIA May arid Italian troops have made an advance of twenty kilomet ers 12 miles on the west ern end of the Macedonian front the Wai Office announc ed 1 repeat declared president of the Dominion Trades Con to a convention of labor men who met on Saturday to dovise nild draw up a constitution for a Toronto labor Ho made this attack upon Premier Lloyd George to explain to the con vention that Canada received its in slruclions from Downing Walters also attacked Mackenzie and Sir Joseph and Sir Clifford He expressed the that if the German wor ivorking ui rganlzod i uen had been as strongly organized industrially an this war would never have STATE OF SEIGE IS DECLARED IN PRAGUE May state of siege lias been proclaimed at theBohemian by and the military ear rlson has been counter according to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from followed demonstra tions of an antiGerman character In which Czechs and JugoSlavs paraded the streets shouting Long Live Cltmenceau aiyl Lloyd CAPTURE TOWN May Bol shevikik according to a tele gram from Constantinople liavo suc ceeded iii capturing the town of 1et on the west shore of the Cus piun 200 miles uoiUi of and also Dublin to the places the organization made through the arrest of Professor Do Valera and Arllmr Offered Resistance May of Sklbborreen and five other Sinn Foin wlio were in his house offered slout resistance to Drlscoll was wounded in tlio arm by a revol ver Pierre of justice of the for Dully Owen anil president of the ICast Tipporary Sinn Kiiiii executive committee Was arrest ed Saturday Patrick locuileader of tho Irish in eluding the police by jftmping through a window uid entering tlio groundfe of a con from whicli ho made his Germany Fosters May to Daily Mull It has been clear lor months past that Germany has been using every artifice not to fos ter rebellion In but also to use Ireland as a base of organized es pionage and submarine operations against Hie Atlantic mercantile mar It asserts Germany sent money to the Sinn thnt important in formation wag conveyed to and that German submarines received fuel oil from Sfnn Pope Is May Mail and Kmpire prevails at the Vatican regarding Hie Kiluation in which greatly interests tho His hope for a satkifaclorji solution of tlie Irish problems If baaed undoubtedly upon reassuring news thai has come to him ac cording lo which Hie efforts of tha bishops to allay the public excite iljent there are certain to avert ser ious complications until the situation lias improved sufficiently to make a conciliation Shock to Sinn May Dublin corres pondents despatch to the Daily Ners says Comment is apt to centre on tha fact that the if suth they can bo for it is bejitved in ON 1 ;