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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 25, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta TEN MILLION BR LYFOR C.N.R. ithat Is All That Will Be Paid By Government For C. N. R. Stock MEREDITH COMM. MAKES ITS REPORT, $10,800,000, AMOUNT Toronto, May 25.-Ten million eight hundred thousand dollarm io the amount the Dominion of Canada will pay for the stock of the Canadian Northern Railway which Is being taken over by the country to be operated as a publicly-owned enterprise. This Is the announcement made today by Sir William Meredith, chairman of the arbitration board which has bean coniiderlng for some months the price to be paid for the stock. As to the costs of arbitration each party to the arbitration will bear Its own cost, with the exception of the cost of taking evidence and the clerical work, which willbe borne by, the government In any event. As the act of parliament taking over the road provided only $10,- 000,000 to pay for the stock, the ' status of the extra $800,000 awarded by the arbitration commission Is not quite understood here. The decision of the commission was unanimous. ' HOPED FOR BIG SUM ! Toronto, May 25.-"\ have not . yet received the documents," si^id Sir William MacKeniie, former president of the C. iM. R., when asked his opinion of the award. Durjnp .the early stages of the argument before the commlaslon at Osgdode Hall, Sir William.ex. pressqd' th^ .h^pe'that the arbitrators would find, the atock worth between forty and fifty million ^cfallere. � , : ' ' Have Supreme Mastery in Air Now, and Enemy Able To Do Little FORCE GIMIANS TO REMAIN WELL IN REAR OF LINES London, May 25.-The German artillery was increasingly activ{ last night on the western side of the Ly� salient in Flanders, In the nslghborhood 6f Strazeele, the war office announced today. The district 'east of Bethune was again subjected to. gas bombardment. The British captured numerous prisoners and two machine guns In raiding operations. British Master* With (.110 nritieh Army In FrancD', May 24.-(By the AHaociated Preas.)- Although the lull In Infantry tIglUing still continues along the front, ther has been inlensKleil activity on the part ()t Iho air aervlcoa In the last week and the Urltlah have shown Uieinselvca master of the situation. Yesterday and today wero not anil-able for aerial work, but the previous days of fine weather brought out the aviators In force. Numerous enemy ralda have been conducted over British territory, but for the most part thu BritlsH airmen have forced tlio Germans to roaiain well In the rear of their lines. The [ighling has been taking place further and further eastward under the Brit-Lih pbeervatlon and photographing. ' MucUinoH hare bee'B' able Ho work with little moleBtatiott for Ion.? distances back of the onomy lines. On Monday. Tuesday and Wednes-J day, British planbs were constantly hc-sleRing tho enohiy -with.bombs. Tons of these exploaiyes vftre'unloaded on military db/Sctives by relays ot machines which were worked day and pight. Numerous projected German air rftJds were" nlppe(f lu the liudlwhen the^ British swarmed over, the hostile airdromes and dumped their cargoes of bombs Just as tho enemy were getting ready to start out. S.\Tl I^DAY, MAY 2.^}, 1918 M MBKR 1.39 THE ONLY KIND OF PEACE.^THAT COUNTS.jNeW York Times). A British TroopsMp Sunk Lloyd-George Says American kelp Not Effective Yet-On Eve of Big Attack Edinburgh, May 24.-"We are on tho dVo of a. great Gorman attack," naid Premier Lloyd George iii an address delivered hero today on receiv In.'j tire freedom of th� city. "Those who know best'what the prospects lire, aro most confident about 'the re-BUU."- � Speaking ot tho time necessary for \ tho United States to ^prepare for full preparation in tlio war, the premier Bald that, after all her exertion, America at the present time did not have what was otiulvalenl to one-fifth of tho fighting strenflh which the onomy had received owing" to the collapse ot Uus-Hia. He added that it loolf time to train nnd equip armies, and that Amorican help could not be reckoned for some Hmo. Optimistic �"r.he premier's statements about tho Bub'niurlno situation were mopt optlm latlc. He said that In,April the output cf shipping for thn first Lime exceedeil 'tho iQBsedr � Hindenburg vs. Wilson "For the Germans, as well as for �tis, tlM! next few weeks will be a race l)Otwoen Hindenburg and President M'llson," said Mr. Lloyd 'Goorge. "The Uormans aro straining �every muscle to reach the goal on tho eve ot American help becoming a help for tho iillleH." - , / "I can honestly say," the premier declared, "that the government has negle^^ted no poaslblo moans of finding out whether there Is any honor-nble outlet oiit ot this war, its horrors nnd tragodles.", Mr. Lloyd Goorge was received with great onthusiusm, the people rising nnd cheering again and again. , Mr. Lloyd George said he felt hap pier than at any other time djirlng tho war over tho prospects ol making the most effective use of the whole forces of the alliance. SIT IN WEST. JAPAN AND CHINA London, May 25.-Less than a quarter of an hour after the British armed troopship Moldavia, with American troops on board, had been torpedoed off the South east coast of England on Thursday morning, virtually every man . had gone over the side of the vessel into the life boats. ' Edwin and Clyde Bosley of North Troy, Vermont, leaped from the deck and were drowned. Had it not been for this the losses, which are given officially as fifty-six American soldiers, would have been confined to those.killed by Vnp explosion of the torpedo. The Bosley brothers were on guard when the ship was struck. There was a sharp list, and they evidently believed she was turning over. 'Search was made for them after they jumped ovar-board. Account of Sinking Captain Johnson, an American infantry officer, who was on board the Moldavia, gave a Uaiiy Telegraph representative this account of. the sinking: , "The ship was struck just forward o� the engines on the port side. AH the troops were in thnir birfiks sleep Ing in theil'- uniforms. There was a loud explosloiv and llirn the ship's �whistle was.'bidv.n, which was a signal for everybody to ((iine on deck. The men had'"been assigned to par-llcuiar boats and bout drill had been held every day. during \\v\ voyage. Tho men assembled In prrfpii OrdRr. Their discipline was splendid, the best 1 ever saw. "The Moldavia listed to port, but righted herself and ran on i'or about fifteen minutes to avuicl being hit again. "Then she bf-t,'aii id Kink steadily. .Orders .>*;ere givmi to lower the boata and ratts and \vc ;;()t oft. "Destroyors'.had born circUijg around us all the time and ;is soon as Ibe Germans Hand in War to Hand Since Eegiiining cf Foment Rebellion in Ireland Over-Holiday Bulletins SUCCESSFULLY BLOCKED London. May i4.- Having failed in attompls. to blow uj) the two concrotc-ladcn ships R\niU in the iMitrance into /5ei;l)rugKe chunni^l al Zecbrngge. the Cernians arrr now ('n.^ugod in cutting away the piers in an attempt to out-' tlajik the obstruction. Photographs taken three days ago by British naval airman show this' and they also show how completely j tho canal entrance has been blocked, i Great Britain and United States Have Evidence of How Bera-storff- Directed Operations-Worked With Irish Com- ., mittee in U. S.-Plans Failed-Much Evidence Now Possessed But Which Cannot Be Revealed. Washington, May 25,- Pvlore evidence than that disclosed in the British official statement of the close connection between the Irish Sinn Fein and Gerniiin influence is in ttie hands of the British nnd American governments it was stated officially licre today. Arrests ar#to be made soon in the country and possibly additional arrests in Ireland. TOTAL INVALIDS  Moscow. May 17.-One million of 3,100,000 Russian war prisoners hold in Germany and AustriuHungary are tutal invalids. several vcmaiued in the lifeboats until tho yliip sank, when we wefe taken on boanl the destroyers. I. , "As soon as ^he www Rot aboard the boats and raftg they besan laughing and singing, and when the ship sank they gave threq ch(M rw. Of tho 54 missing, two aro ojfirporiit5 and tho others privates. 1 bellevLi iill were killed by the explosion." Loinion. ^iay 'J.', -iVia Reutor.s OI-! tawa Agency)-tJei-niany'.s ujitiriiig el-; torts to foment revohilion in Ireland' with tho aid ot Uie Sinn Fein are laid bare in ii .sia.einent from the Ofl'ieial nciTFwn PARIC5 i Pi-ess nnri'a\l. reviewing Ihls pliase of in the tutmo .will help to defend Paris ; l^K'- l"''">� ^vere .undo for a revolt !\'Kainst enemy air raid?. Offer nf ihi^ was made spontaneonsly by the chieM' of the American aviation service and accepted by the Freiich government Ibrongh M. Deniesnil, minister ot aviation. \ .WRONG? ' London, May 24.-Much speculation! in 191 Closer Relations Toklo, Saturday, May IS.-(By t)ie Associated i*ress)- The miliiLi.ry agreement with China has been sign-e ,/ kNOTHBR E0IT9R ARRESTED Paris, May 85.-The Bonnet rfijiiao affair was rci^ved ;yeBto>'day', by. the at Perpleua^ii in Soutlifcrn France, ot Fernarid jMenaridet, editor of a Barcelona papoj; called.. Leverlto whlcli. It is charged., has bqBn f|uan cfiii by the Gorniah coiisulat'e'iit Bar colonii. � ' � \ '�' ' Ottawa, May 24.-Parliament prorogued shortly after midnight. Considerable uncertainty prevailed as to thp possibility of finishing the business still before the House until a late hour last night and at. times it looked as if the ceremony would have to be deferred. Estimates passed at the evening sitting yesterday included over one hundred items, amounting to. many millions ot tloltars. They provoked a, considerable amount of discussion and members had to be appealed to, to llnvt their remarks, it prerogation was to take place. The Imperial Conference. The Premier, said Sir George Poster, had selected to accompany him to England Hon. Arthur Melgheuj Hon. Johri~A. Calder, and Hon. N. W. Howell. It was not known how long the conference would take.' Tho Premier would stay as short a tm^o as\ possible, and the three other mlhis-ters would also got through with, all speed. After their return it was possible that the Minister ot Militia nnd the Minister of Naval Affairs would proceed k) London. " Only/dtio vote, said Sir George, was cast at the.conference, and that would bo registered by the Premier.; At 1.15 the black rod uummono\l the commons to tho senate chamber whore His tQxcellcncy, the Governor General, gave royal assent to bills and tho session ended. ish minister and fourteen proiliinem Swedish residents, according to a des pateii from the Japanese capital to the tween Germany Daily Express dated Thur.ndax, Allegations of unneutral coTldiict by the ministers are freely made. , ! decided, he said, to begin action on. cannot he disclosed at this time, nor j ,,j,ster SaUirday and lie urged thsit' 'arms'and munitions be in Limerick can tile mean? of communication bo- GOING TO JAPAN Washington. May 24.-Thii mission and lioland. Criminal Intrigue* One phase ot every iilan called tor tho establishment of submarines in Ireland. in the present connection it was added no otlier course was open \ to the povernmoni, "U useless blood- heaaed by Prince Arthur _o! Connaught ,va.s to be avoided and its duties the suite department announced today. . to its allies fulfilled, but to intern the is^onVs way to Japan. It will come to , ,,iiottorK of the criminal Washington to call on President Wil-, intrigues, ANTI-CONSCRIPTfdN .llublin, Slay 24.-The anti-coifs.crlp-tibn fund .which, in icas than a ihonth �The Sta^5ment The statement follows: '"riie rev-oKitionnry movem&t in Ireland which culminated in tho arrest of ji consid- has grown to nearly 1,000.000 bids fiiir I�'^T''Jo^ number of persons ilast -week, to become'one of the factors in tho development ternal politicalvsituation.' ITALIAN FOOD Rome, May 24.-An Italian food ministry is created under a decree promulgated today. juu.i;ui, uius lair I --------- ^.-.v. most important! fonsistpd of two cfo.iely related series ment of tho in- �f activities. First, itttOmpts liy the jn.' Gorman govenunent to fomert rebel- .S. FORGE Paris, May 24.-fhe Amorican forces in Franco will be doubled liy mjd siliiimor. tlie number Secretary �,''o (IflOht real, IVlay, 25,-Colonel Sam Sharpe, of Uxbridge, Ontario, recently i returned from ^ England, met his death this morn-IriW at; the Ross Pavillion, the Royal Victoria .hospital, by Jumping from a sacond storey window and falling to the concrete pavement below. The nurse who i�ft his room -a few minutes previously reports he hdwed no signs of mental ab- ' beration and talked quite Intelligently to her. He was dressing to go out for a drive which had been arranged by the nurse. Gol. Sam Sharpe, who went to F^'ance in li*15 in command of the lietll Battalion, was horn in the Coimty of Ontario, March i;!, 18711, and was fitlucatoU at 'Oxbridge, Ont. He'took his lawyer's degree atjOs-goode, and was town solicitor for tlx-btJdge for ton years, He was ei/octed to the Commons tor North Ontario in lOOflsnnd iflll. SEVERE DEFEAT JIoRcow. Friday, May 17.- (By tho Associated Press-.)-It is officially reported in the newspapers that Soviet troops have inflicted a severe defeat on General Aeihenotf's troops ^vhich were advancing from JIanchuria towards Irkutsk and prevented them from taking Chlta. The trans-Siberian railway is operating uninterruptedly between Irkutsk and Vladivostok by tho Amur River route. HUN ADVANCE London, May 24;-.\ large Gorman force is reportecr'-within twenty-five miles ot Kursk,\in the Dniop,er-Don region, about 30(), miles southwest ot Moscow, cays an Exchange Telegraph despatch from Moscow. RAISE WAGES Washington-. � May 24.-Orders rais- lion in Ireland and. second, preparations made in Ireland to carry these attempts into action. The story ot the ;iet(inl connection between leaders qf the Sinn Fein movement nnd tho Germans as disclosed by documents in possession of the British government fails into two parts-the period prior to and the period since the abortive Irish rebellion ot 191C. Thq events ot the first period can bo jtold in some detail bnl the second period, which concerns recent events,' permits of no more than a summary as a full statement ot tlio tacts and documents in possession of tho government would disclose tlie names of persons who stood by the government and also the * channels of communication through which the German government was acting and which it would not bo in tho public interest to reveal at present. Started Early "The story begins as early in the war aa November 11, 1U14, when Herr Zimmerman transmitted througli Count Von Bornstortt a message from l�g the w-ages of two" million railway i Casement (latter captured employees and giving them baclk pay from Jan. 1 at the new rates were prepared yesterday by Director General McAdoo and sent tq tho printer, to bo issued within n tow days. in Ireland and oxeouted) asking that a messenger, u native born American if possible, ho sent to Ireland with woj'd that everything was favorable. MEXICO BREAKS WITH CUBA NOW .Mexico City, May' 24__Mexico has severed diplomatic relations ' with Cuba. This was learned offl� i'dally late to-day after a report that the Mexican charge d'affairs ' at .Havana and the Cuban minis-t' had been recalled-from their'respective .posts had iieen . 'confirmed at tho foreign office.: 'I'k' �Tho'' recall o( the Mexican ro-pfQ^entative to Cuba and the sut-ivptridino^o"" an Indeflnltosterm of ;>the' sending, of iiv new repiesen-tMtlvo'-ls Qxplained officially, is dueto the fact of the war in /whicH'Cuba is involved that Great Britain Isiv'obliged to dlctaite \n\*%fwet% whibh' affect-Mexico 'In rniif)/ Instance*  - IS FINED 185 (Special tn Ih.i ITfi-iilit) Ferule, Muy 23.-Ex-Cbiot Brown and Thomas Roe, the two men arrested yesterday morning near Michel, were fined; $75.00 and costs each, tor having liquor in their possession contrary to the law, and an additional ?10 tor driving an automobile without ii license. . This, with th?. loss ot ^ tho liquor will make the lesson expensive enough to be rememlMired by them. HAVE RESIGNED. Stockholm, May 24.-The Finnish Oovornnient has resigned us a result of the, appointment of Former Premier ;Zvlnhufvnd as temporary dictator.. M.4 Paaskivi, a member of tho old Ffnniph party and a former sen-,has.been asked by I'Jr. ZvlnhuE- OIE FOR TREASON London, May 25.-Fishermen returned to Port today bringing reports that thirteen German aall-ore had been sentenced to death .and two to imprisonment for 20 years by a German court mafftlal for attempted treason In connec-, tion with the recent British naval raids against the German submarine bases at Ottend and Zee-brugge. Thsse reports are bawd on information said to have come from Bruges, Belgium, BRITAIN TO HONOR EMPEROR JAPAN at||>', ,' vud t'( t'o form a cabinet. �>>� : : > : ; * '.s ..... � � � '> ? CRUSH INSURRECTION ? V^-V ;~-- ^I'affli trqw, ..Mo^fow re4)orl?. �t�: saying" that Immediately a .call ? InHnrroctlou. .> Washington, May 25,-Prince Arthur of Connaught, first cousin'' of King George of England, who is on a special mission from' the King to Japan, arrlvod In .Vyash-ington yesterday and p^ld -aiCall' of coucteay on Proaldont W.Hson.' The Prince is going tJ.Toklo to ipresent the Emperor with the baton of a -^pl.tishfield : mars.hal. HAS 'RESIGNED; London, May 2'3.--General ."Manner helm, commander iu chief of the Fin-nlBb White Guard, has resigned because ot the pjan of the Finnish Oon-'j gervatlves to invade the Russian Province ot 'Karelia, according to an BxchRnBS Telegraph despatch to-day. by that date. "Later In the same montli. Von Bernstorff. following his usual priu--tico. atta(-lie(l to a message to Berlin." passed by the American government, a note fixing Easter Saturday for tlie rising and urging tlio dispatch of munitions in "time. On March 4, Vou Jagow (German foreign minister) replied that the arras would be landed in Traloe Hay and asked that' the noeossary arrangements lie made In'. Ireland through Devoy. On March 14, ' Von Bernstorft replied that the Irish agreed and that, full detnlls_.were being .sent-to IreU-xud'by messenger. �'" Sent a Code "The next day Von Bornstorff tele--graphed the code to be used between' tho Gornians and rebels while Iho arms wore" in transit and cx-plaiiied that: a submarino might safely enter Dublin Bay and go as far jis Pigcoii House without encountering nets. "On March 2(i. Von Jagow replied that.the iirnis would be sent and that; a special code word would be used every night as the introduction to tho German wireless press service. In u message from Von Bernstorft to Bor-. lin the Genuana were assured that' tlioro wire numerons private wireless receiving stations In Ireland. "On April IS and I'S, urgent messages were sent from America to Berlin fixing the delivery of arms for the evening ot Easter. Stmday, press'iuK for tlie landing of German troops und asking for an air raid on England' and Ji naval, attack on the E;|igllsh coast. 'The attacks actually toolt place between April 24 and 2(i. "It ^as declared to bo the hope oC the rebelsj^nd their German ai)d'American friends to blockade Irish ports' against England afid establish bases in Ireland for German subrnarines. "The rebellion, broke out a day later than scheduled, on Eaiiter Monday, April 24; but as the world is aware, German support miscarried and it ended in complete failure.'-The report of the royal commission on the rebel lion in Ireland states: " 'It is now a matter of common notoriety that the Irish volunteers had been in communication with the authorities in Germany and- were for it long-time known to have been supplied with money tlirpugli Irish-Am-ericap societies. This was A) stated in public by John MacNeill, former president ot the Sinn F^in, on November S, 1914. It was suspected long before the-outbreak that some of tho money came from German som-ces.' ,'� V . Clearett Proof ' �| "The evidence on this subject In posseasloij of Ihe*^ British'government , provides the clearest-proof of these ". suspicions. ' :  � ^. "It became clear soon � after the. rising that the Sinn Fein leaders again were asking Germany for help.! On Jun^ J.7 thoro was a message* from Berlin to' Washington referring to 'A2r)9 of May ti"; a message which is missing, and saying- that Germany ' was perfectly ready to give further help if the Irish only would say what sort ot help they required. "On . June, 15,' Von . Bernstorft already had sent a dispatch giving an' account of the rebellion as far as hli Information went and stating that one thousand pounds had boon provided for tho defense of Casement. , On July 25 ho sent fi long niesapge giving further no\v8 from Ireland and explaining that the- work of rf organizing l;ht � robela was making good progress and tliSt their lack' ot mone^ hud been riaraedled ^y him. �* "On September 6 in a dispatch to Borllii ho enclosed, a memorandum from a person call^'d 'The Irish Revolution Director Resident In America' wlilcdi contained dejniled propoBals _ for a freali riainK.' � "': 7 4484 78 ;