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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Tfe Herald MAY 1918 NUMBER 13R Omitwus Silence Has Greeted the Dramatic Action the Government in Ireland SOME SAY LORD FRENCH HAS WON A GREAT VICTORY Your Dollar Needed Here yM life tfii ytu ft to IN Rtfltf fMd Of tlM Of itavy tmi imrehant marina thalf thli fund racatod wanty attention In and daatrvlng of much Mtlar Tna fir OhMter of tha hava lad m way with a oontrlbutton 6f lufety other orfanlMUona and In dividual In who ean thla very your oontrlbu tlon to for their and It will duly mhnoxvl A reaction de toonnelng the deportations is mi atreTnpi to discredit aofl disrupt IrnlftndB1 United resistance to con scription Ma to Irelands 1 in the eyes of friendly ftduntrles Was pa036d the fconfeionce jrhlcli met at Mansion Souse MoMiiy An oJflclfci Btatemsni among mSefjS Duma and Joseph Dey the Irtish Nationalist was tamed meeting It Insists oil the right dl irishmen to bo arraigned in theft ctWM eountrr and declares thai attetnti being mfltlo to poison the inind of tho English people The Statement concludes White standing steadfast on oar good rights We Shall never to appeal to all friends of human free dom nr to Ihqulre for durselres whe ther the present attempt to force civil on the Irish people by ft trans jjftrentiy false pretext of nrilitary ex pediency does not really COVOT a s wlcfced plot of fihglluh politicians to relieve themflelyen from their broken pledge tp At Holioway PrtDwi LondottNittlity Bra Gore of the GoUfltess who was arrested In DnbHn lest In Daily Bxprees that she saw the countess arrlTe lu London on Sun day Coanteas one Woo talrett to Holioway whera she No one is permitted to tlslt herY Oan Wrvw 4n ordsf in couth mabSfvJFd offense under at Ouatm Act to hoard silver in Ireland or to onohspifl or offer in exchaoge CtrrVejit qotnii or amottflt exceeding their fbee No Exeltoitani May A 7 total ebeence ef excitement In Dublin Is faported In all the dispatches to the morning newspapers from the Irish capital and us far as is known there have been no untoward Incidents in connection with the Sinn Fein arrests anywhere In the There are no outward indi cations that anything has is happening or is about to happen out side Irelands dafly Tho Monday holiday passed In tho customary The horse racing at Baldoyle and other sporting Events trore attended by the usual lively resorts Were throng as the golf courses at Cros Nobody seemed to care about fcrobablo new arrests or the old ones Qhe of the correspondents of the Mail says the calm is sensational and the people appear to be unperturb ed utterly by the recent dramatic de He adds But appearances are Dublin not The constitut ional Nationalists one generally moats here are not representative of the hot bloods who have givan strength to the whole country evidently Is staggered by the suddenness of the governments action and the people hesitate to commit themselves to any opinion until tho evidence against those under arrest Is Victory FOR French Vpn the Other hand some correspon dents say the country IB generally re lieved over the A dispatch tc the Daily Express from Dublin If Lord BVench had won a gfeal on the western front ha could not liavo received more congratula tions from tho Irish than has been ao corded him for the suppression of the seditious Sinn The country has recovered its normal Held In Abeyance In the meantime every one in Ire land and Great Britain Is awaiting production of tbe proof of a German plot and In raafly quarters it Is believed here there ought hot to be any lu making it It is reported from several that the govern ment have no present Intention ol publicly arraigning those under argent who will be merely The question of Irish conscription continues to hold It U as serted that conscription lias not baan abandoned but that it is held lu abey ance pending Voluntary recruiting accord ing to the Dublin correspondent ol Dully MTft being pushed for ward In the Wief that thousands of young Irishmen are tired ot their npi combatant The itorultio scheme will be given a thorough trnV d uyou its progress depends the deoisioo regarding ARE ARRf 8TEO May members p the extreme right wing of tbe Sov let supported Japan 080 Intervention In Siberia have been according to an JJxtha Telegraph dispatch from itfKec ringed May The arrests were inado after a sitting of a convention of the Men Robertson Hastens West May city conn Is In aacret session this DuTid t Wlnnlpog who Ip trying to arrange a ot the strike it In consultation with Jie coflnclL acomtarr o the Trades and Labor this morn ng said that about nien will fteon strike In Winnipeg The situation learns to grow more serious Thestreet car nien decided last night to gltu notice this morning that they would quit work Wednesday morning at 2 The men joining the strikers this morning are those employed la the railroad The thiee railroad In Winnipeg and Tranccona are The engineers go out tonight labor repre Bentatifeln the Federal government hurrying from the to try to tild the ConcttlailDn Board tSlir wncllla dlaputo the PedareUon ol Civic em City Council now treasurer of the TTnlted OralnGrowers hav ing been selected the thifd mem ber ol the He will act with James the representative of the city and the mens May Ffeln dele who Sunday called on the Ameri mission representing the Ameri can labor Delegation now in endeavored create a SQeno In the hotel lobby by declaring that Americanswere not treating the Sinn Fein The memhw ofnhe Am mtosion replied that they would be glad to listen to all sides and that they proposed to view the Irish quea tion without prejudice but they would not take In internal Bri tish Tho mission arrived on They had luncheon wjth the lord mayor there and then came here with the lord mayor of spending Sunday and Monday They at tended the ProCathedral services on had luncheon Lord and Lady motored around Dublin Bay and dlnad at the Kingston Yacht During tha afternoon they con ferred with Timothy one of ths oldeet and soundest of IrUh Na tionalist fixing the time for with several Iriih delega including the representatives ot the Blnn Fein more moderate Stiff TAKE HUME Famous Anzac Troops m Severe Fighting Rush a German Position IN THE FACE OF A TERRIFIC FIRE OUSTED THE HUMS With the British Army In May work was done Sunday by the Australians on the southern front whereby they captured and advanced there by on a front of approximately three thousand The overseas men are holding Uie new positions strongly Monday and more than four thousand prisoners were sent back to the Again the Australians have evidenced in tho face of great obsta cles that Indomitable spirit which lias won for them In such hard struggles In the s These same wfa made such a glorious record in the battle at tjie BroodKlnde Cross Roads last behind the same officers who carried through the colors at stormed their way into Sunday morning across the into whose foul sank waist deep at Lightning The attack began at two oclock In the morning while the mists were still hanging the sluggish waters of the blanketing the boggy tracts on either At that hour the Australians surged forward against the spur of high ground west of Morlancoiirt and by n lightning stroke wrenchod this elevation from theen From this rise the British were then able o look down on the ruins of which lies in the ralley of the river from which it takes its Alter driving this entering the Australians advanced on ham let from tho south and In the region of MorUmuourt tho not so but farther north it was Washington Uncovered v see of Plot of the Sinn Feiners and Huns The men sank to their knees fai slimy mud as they pushed ten they struck sheets of water through widen they had to wade up to while their feet were clutched by trie morass They were part 1y a creeping barrage from the British artillery and behind this screen of breaking eteel they worked northeast of Jlorlancourt Is a hill which the Germans had manned heavily with machine guns and from this elevation tho enemy pumped a steady stream of bullets across the mistshrouded marshlands in an at tempt to stop the onrushiug Austral It was desperate work but there was no heoltatlon on the part of the assaulting TVe Australians rushed the defenses In tbe face of the heavy firo and bombed the Germans at close standing on the bank of a road and hurling series of explosives down among the struggling masses of Intense The fighting in the village of SurAncro wiie Tho Austliil laiis battered forward by sheer force engaging the enemy at close quarters with rifles and bayo There was stopping them and tho Australians kept on until1 they had etormed their way to the further The streets were enemy dead when the victory had been completed and a stream of prisoners were flowing back to the Two incidents during the fighting shows striking contrasts mat need no German surfen dered to an Australian then when the corporal had lowered his rifle the German shot him This German met the and painless fatewWoh IB meted out tohla Ilk on the With Some Helps the Crops The tor tha been cold and with occasions tha U has been really ideal weather tor the growing firing grain a chance to stopl oat in tpjenqid MM M niueh moUrtwv M was amaot ad has bean received from cloudi which hare been htngmg but the Indications are for eon ttanod local PINCHtR PlBcuar is eitl matod that ninety per ot tha for this ywirs crop Is now little more bar and green the general responie to The rain Wedneidty evening which changed Ma enow during the and which covered yery inch of country nearly noqn on succuwbetf to the worm Hiiutbine and drop oitywolsture had a chance to PMVB its On Saturday tuiother storm ar accompanied hy a chilly aiiU lUo wtmtlier f till 1 May has A large acreage sown to crops iu this vicinity this It has been an ideal season for Cool wea ther and plenty of moisture under the whom has got a good start and tha fields are locking There are some farmers atill sowing flax and i May week gave us another good making the third we huva had since April 25th in tne Carlgton so we Have not lacked at all for the necessary mois Seeding is pructitallyjWiUsUet although some oats for green feed and QJI a few farms there will some flax sown between now a June Tho grain la looking shows a good color jlnd therw are very few fields of wheat which art not show ins groon and On the whole this district hug t OH f Great Air Offensive Is By Allied Forces Now QBRMAN AKBOPLANE8 are no of the casts of Canova and shells that fell into the Jnmnd church of tore their way intfl Jie rooms waerti treaRurfiH of the sculptors hand wsrf like fugitives in a bomb May plotting betweenGerman and Irish jgerits in for an uprising Ireland have been uncovered by United States ngentg and s partly responsible for the recent arrest of Irish leaders by the British This may be made public is understood tp show definitely that Irish mnlnly Sinn Teln sympathizers in the United have been In touch with Ger man representatives who agreed to turnish money to finance a rebellion InIreland and possibly to send arms and to Ireland by sub marines or Ijjofekaclp There was oven some discussion of the chances of sending Gorman soldiers to take part on Irish The set tor a time when the Germans had planned to reach the channel ports great drive in France aWd lieved England Into confusion by the Germanadvance Huns Counted On It Ireland was to be freed entirely from British influence If possible and the Germans counted strongly on the Irish trouble to divert Great Britains attention from the fighting in and at the charinel ports at the very timewhen it would bo most neces sary for tho country to keep calm to German Inforifmtion concerning these plots has been gathered by several investi gating agencies of the United States government and turned over to the state department which forwarded it to representatives of the British gov In many cases the informa tion provided to which British secret agents found evidence of plot ting in Negotiations were al lowed to proceed for some time in the hope that more of the plotters would be rounded up eventually and the arrests are believed to have been orderbd by British officials at this because it became known that an open outbreak wns about to be pre was hinted today that a number of Sinn Fein sympathizers in the United States are under watch for developments Irish N The secret system of negotiation had been in progress for several U WHOLE May Commissioner of the Royal tJorthwest iVlounted Police has been hurriedly summoned to Ot tawa and speculation Is rife in military circles at to the out come af his socalled overseas draft of the Mv Is more than 200 over strength of a cavalry regiment and Irt spite of the fact that recruiting for ov erseas servioe has ap pllcatlonsx from all over Western Canada and the Western States are pouring in by letter and So numerous are they that t has been authoritatively statec that the force could easily recruit a cavalry brigade three regiments within a It U ttftled as probable that the force will be authorised to recruit to a brigade and that the commander go over teas in command of the brigade and that the1 here will be turned over to the militia depart ment for disposal as deemed ad it is understood This tends to confirm he statement frirtn London that th series of arrests several days ago hail no direct connection with plans to con script the Some Information was obtained from Germans now held in nternment camps in this country There is Indication also that the seat of the GermanIrish negotiations was transferred at times to other American It was made plain here that the Unit ed States Eoverivments interest in the Irish plots is solely to prevent Ger by this from attacking cobelligerents of the United that the American government Is not seeking to meddle In tho Irish sit uation except for this As soon as all the persons suspect cd of participating in the conspiracies are the evidence already gathered may be made public to show the necessity nipping the plot at this x capital of the province of was shaken severely today by A Inrge number of buildings art reported to have been LOSS OF LIFE May ii reported here that there was lose of life In tho earthquake yes terday at where large number of buildings were damag Fire started In the centre of the eaualrig further The shock was felt to a leee ex tent In neighboring FIVE GOTHAS ARE Tbe German Raid on Londra Was Not Overly Suc cessful RaidsOvdr Cologne and Meta Only a Growing FRENCH GAIN A NOTABLE VICTORY LOCAL OPERATION May Toronto Mall and Empire French mil Itary critics seem to be of the opinion that Killed Aerial activity over Mete Col ogne a prelude to the greatest sir offensive of the They point particularly to the new Mid bold methods of attacking In tha open daylight as an Indication AT the decision of the nlllee to pur cue a war of aggression In the one of the foremostmilitary orftlcs In wrltan that tha Interal lied conference which In has for of Its objectives study of new tcetlcs In the The exact nature of ths plan laid cannot be he but they are expected to produce flrtat French 4 May The official ment from tho war office tonight For the Atrocities of the Turks On Armenians in The Caucasus May Russias com missioner for foreign affairs It was made known sent the following wireless message on April to the German foreign In the Turkish advaiT in the Cau the peaceful population includ ing women and children is Weing cut down ruthlesslyby the The treaty we were forced to sign at BrestjLitovsk provided that the popu lations at Knrs and Batum should have full freedom and the right to control their destiny in their own TJie events in these regions show that the policy of extermina tion which has been followed for the last ton years is still being Responsibility for atrocities among the Armenian people in the regions at present occupied by Turkey de volves upon the German iwhose direct assistance makes it pos sible Ior Turkey to exercise Us will in these May thp twenty to thirty Gotha machines which took part in the raid on London Swifl five arc reported officially to have been brought Official confirmation Is Kicking to the report that two others fell in tho North Sea One of the raiders was engaged by a British airman who fired at close range until tho machine disappeared in a Shortly afterwards machine burst into flames at a height ot 7000 iella blazing Another machine down while attempting to ouu waV destroyed fifth was set aflre and fell lib North A few dozen bombs were dropped on certain partn of In a few cases no incon siderable damage to small dwelling Two fires caused in large buildings but they were soon well under Some dwelling houses were wrecked by the bombs and much glass was May the Associated events are reported from where the transBaikal Cossacks are opposed to the convicts and fighting under the command of General have joined forces with Chinese detach ments and are marching on The Chita Soviet is raising a force to op pose General Semenoffs Moscow under date May previously reported an advance of General Semenoff west ward along the tratisStberian with Nichta as his immediate objec A Harbin dis patch dated 14 also reports Gen eral Semenoff after having received reinforcements otv Cossacks and Food Situation In Germany Most Present Time DEATH OF May Alma Cacllia the wife of tOTmer collector of customs and a son ot tfce late Muokpnziu lust She Jtud bjen fulling health for Deceased was bom in Ot years daughter ot Tlfomaa of May ment that the bread ration is to be on June has caused grave apprehension throughout A despatch today from Switzerland says that even tho has adopted a tono no loss pessimis tic than that of tho Socialist which foresee a diminishing of tho physical and general force which helps In supporting the hardships of the fourth year ot the The Volks Freund of says the speaks of the sur prisovwhioh the jUermun people will feel when they reallzo that they must suffer deprivations while they are counting Qn an improvement of the situation based onSvhat has bgen said of the wheat from the tUralne and The tone adopted by tho govern ment press is no lees Theofficial Nord Deutsche All gemene gives a weak expres sion to the hope measure will not resistance ot the Interior As to the Ger it does not succeed in hiding its t declares We have never baea bur1 our pessimism was never great In an effort to improve the ser ious meat the German mili tary authorities have decided to take head of uurt pigs in Tills caused a among the Even morn critical than the Ger man food situation is that in An official despatch today from France quotes AustroGerman news papers as saying thata recent confer ence in Vienna on tho it de veloped that food supplies to be re quisitioned wore sufficient only to feed Hungary anil army andthat Austria could expect nothing butits v Very food sit uation in officials here be is thn most critical it has been at any Information reaching Washington from many sources Indi cate that even with the reducedra tions planned tor June the coun try will not have enough food to car IT the population through the harvest ajjd that further reductions will have to be The ration was to have been put Into operation March but the measure was postponed in the hope that grain would be forthcoming in large quantities from the When thla hope vanished the German government saw that reduction was Germany began 1917 crop of wheat two months before it was intended to start pn and the German potato crop has nut turned out nearly as well us tural interests had There was no infantry Tha artillery bombardment was vio lent at tlmofl south of the Awe at several points in the region ot Mont Didler and Army of the May Thero was reciprocal artillery firing In tha region of There was tent artillery rifle firing on the Serbian front where enemy patrols were repulsed before they were able to reach wire In the Cerna Bend and in the region Monastlr the artillery and trench mor tars were Near Monastir omy patrols were driven The British aviators bombarded enemy in region of Victory With the Sritish Army May The French who are fighting the have carried another of their whirlwind at tacks to a successful conclusion in the Flanders battlefield and have thereby advanced their line along a four thous and yard front in the Locre Several hundred German prisoners have thus brought The prisoners have been sent on the happy road to the French No attempt was push for ward to a great and all objec tives were As a there has been a decided improvement iu tfte allied Details ot the latest French success are lacking at the but while It was a comparatively small opera it was This import ance is accentuated by the fact that the victory comes at a time when tha enemy undoubtedly is ready and ing for the signal to renew bis huga offensive against the British May Northwest of in the Flanders tho British Improved their positions last the war office ty prisoners and six machine gunn were taken by the British in this oper A counter attack on the new posi tions launched this morning after n period heavy was crushed by the British artillery and machiuo The text of the statement reads A iocal operation was carried by troops of the Surrey battalion yesterday evening northwest of A reentrance in linu in tills sector was closel up and thirty prisoners and six machine guns were captured by Early this mornlpg a hostile ter attack against the new delivered after u heavy bombardment WHS broken up by our artillery machine gun We carried out a successful raid lust night southeast of Arras and brought back a few prisoners and a machine gun from the enemys During the night the hostile artil jjery was active In the Albert about between tbe for est of NIoppe and and more active than usual between the River and Hill north of gas shelling reported to have taken place yesterday north of Bethune was Belgian May Belgian war operations were detailed in a telegram received today at the Belgian legation as follows Adjutant Denuilemeester hag brought down his tenth ia five daye this aviator set fire tothrea war Duriifg the night of May mans drooped bombs on the at Hoogstade and at The usual artyiery combats tlnue along the entire We de feated an attempt to one of our positions west of HORSE MEAT CpMES HIQH May Reuters Qti tawu Agency Horses for slaughter were sold on the market pu Tuesday at unprecedented prict at Atuii 16 U ifil ;