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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 26, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. LETHBRIDGE,. ALBERTA, SATURDAY, MAY 26, 1917 NUMBER l : : * CONSCRIPT WEALTH FIRST Calgary, May 26.-The Alberta Federation of Labor hold a short meeting last night at the conclusion of the mass meeting of labor unions, and decided to send the following dispatch to Ottawa: "Hon. R. L. Border!, Premier of Canada. "Hon. Wilfrid Laurier, Leader the Opposition. "J. C. Watters, President of Trades Congress, Ottawa. "The Alberta Federation of Labor protests against conscription of man-power until the wealth of the country has first been conscripted." MACLEOD, DEAD Was a Resident for 13 Years- Came West From Peterboro, Ont. (Special to the Herald) Macleod, May 2G.-The death of Dr. Millburn, after an illness of some weeks, occurred in the hospital here this morning, at the age of 40 years. Dr. Millburn came here in August, 1903, from Peterboro, Out., and has been a prominent and highly respected citizen for the thirteen years of his residence. Some time ago be was taken ill, but recovered somewhat. A few days ago, however, he was again taken worse, and passed away' this morning. He leaves a widow and two children to mourn his loss. Ho was widely known throughout the district and his loss will be keenly felt. IK IN THREE DAYS. Five Monsters of the Air Drop Bombs in Heart oi Coast Towns With Streets Thronged With People-Many Killed and Injured Among Civil Population-No Panic Exhibited. THREE OF THE HTJIV ATTACKING MACHINES ARE BROUGHT DOWN Naval Aeroplanes Give Chase and Cripple Two Jul Mid-Channel-Most Ambitious Attempt byt Germans in This Line for Long Time-Airships Also Attacked on Return to Belgian Coast. ^ London, May 26.-German airships to the number of about"sixteen raided southeast England on Friday evening, according to the official statement Issued today. Seventy-six were killed and one hundred and seventy-four were injured. Three of the German airships were shot down. Nearly all the damage occurred in one town where some bombs fell in the streets, causing considerable casualties among the civilian population. An admiralty statement issued today says: "Naval airplanes attacked an airdrome at St. Denis Westre, near Bruges, yesterday morning, dropping many bombs. In the evening several enemy aircraft returning from the raid on England were engaged over the sea. The encounter took place between one British and three hostile airplanes in mid-channel and one of the latter was destroyed. Several encounters aiso took place off the Belgian coast, in which two largo twin-engine hostile machines were shot down." . . . Second In Three Days - This is the second German raid/ on England within thfeo days. On Wednesday night four or five German aircraft flew over the- eastern English counties and dropped a "nunfber- of bombs, killing one man. For Six-previous month's no attack on England had been made from the air, following the two disastrous raids in which three Zeppelins were destroyed. Official Statement The following report was made by Field Marshall Viscount French: "A large squadron of enemy aircraft, about sixteen, attacked southeast England between 5:15 and 6:30 o'clock last evening. Bombs were dropped at a number of places, but nearly all the damage occurred in one town, where some bombs fell into the streets,causing considerable casualties among the civil population. Some shops and houses also were seriously damaged." "Total casualties reported by the police from all districts are: Killed, 76; injured, 174. Of the killed 27 were women and 23 were children, while 43 women and 19 children were injured. Airplanes of the royal flying corps went in pursuit and the raiding aircraft were engaged by. fighting squadrons 0f the royal naval air service from Dunkirk on their return journey. The admiralty reports that three enemy airplanes were shot down later by the later." Panic in Shopping District. A town on the southeast coast of England, Friday, May 25, via London. -The most ambitious raid yet undertaken by the Germans on Britain occurred here late this afternoon\ while the streets were crowded with shoppers, promenaders and workers, returning to their homes. The raiders dropped a large number of bombs apparently in haphazard fashion from a mile or two above the town, killing 71! persons, mostly women and children and injuring nearly 150 more. The first raider to arrive was the leader of a squadron of five. It was flying at such a height that it could not be. seen against the brilliant sunlight which flooded the cloud-flecked sky, except by trained observers with good glasses. The raider was followed by the other four at a slightly low- er elevation. They,sailed! In i,W>e-i lino across the town, dropping bombs continuously. Many persona in, tho streets first learned of the air raid when they heard the explosions � oj bombs around them. The zona Ins which the bombs were dropped cut at swath across the city with ohJeij damage in the shipping and resident tial districts. The bombs, whloh irera of large size, demolished completely; the houses and small shops yrhioh they struck. German Report. Berlin, May 26, via London. ~CieT-> man air squadrons yesterday dropped bombs on Dover and Folkstone, aays\ the announcement issued today by, tho German war department. TURKEY IS SWEPT Hundred Thousand Desert - German Troops Guard Build* ings in Constantinople. Paris, May 24, via London, May 26.: -Turkey is swept with famine and, pestilence, her people are panic stricken and her army's morale Is. utterly gone, according to information received here today, via Berne. One hundred thousand, desertions from the army are* reported, realizing; the loss of all of Turkey's fighting' power, a total o? 81,000 Austriafn troops have ijeceatly been sent to Palestine to attempt the -bolstering?up of the army in fr�nt of the British expeditionary force*. Pour thousand German troops are said to be guard. ing the government buildings, factor-: ies and bridges in Constantinople. Hundreds in the ctty are � dying icaoh day. Typhus is sweeping orer the. whole country the reports declare. Deserters from the Turkish army, ldO,-000 strong, are said to have fled into the mountains, and to be existing' through brigandage. Little Stirring in Elections; Government Will Gain Seats Another week of the political campaign has gone by, but still there is little sign of much excitement. The light In Calgary appears to be better than at any other point in the provinco. The campaign in the south is now well under way, and present indications are that the Conservatives will likely lose a .couple of seats. . At High River, the Conservatives are practically conceding that Dan Riley will defeat Dr. Stanley. High River belongs in tho Liberal columns, and after a couple of terms on the opposition side of the house it Ib about ready to go back. . At Macleod, too, several of the most prominent Conservatives are supporting the candidature of George Skelding against .the sitting rnember, Robort 'Patterson, 'Conservative, The Macleod News, owned by a Conservative, is out in support of Mr. Skelding. It is a fight between old timers, and Mr. Skelding, owing to his long connection with the counoil and other public bodies, Is, conceded the better chance. Today will decide what is likely to happen in Pincher Creek.' The Non-Parttzan League is said to be fairly strong in some of the country, districts in that riding. They are, to nominate a candidate today. The Conservatives have gone over to the new party in much greater numbers' than have the Liberals, and it is believed that, with the Conseratlve vote split, Mr. Hammond, the Liberal candidate will be an easy winner./ John Kera-mis' majority was''small in the last election. � .(Continued on FiQB 6). RTE. COLLEDGE IS KILLED IN ACTI Kiltie Gives His Life-Fell in Big Battle on April 9. "One more Lethbridge Highlander has laid down his life for his King and Country. Pte. Walter B. Col-ledge, listed a couple of weeks ago as wounded, has now geen learned to have been killed in action. Mrs. Colledge heard about ten days ago that her husband had been killed, having received a letter from one of his comrades who was through the big battle on ApriLflth., Official word however, was received only yesterday that such was the case. Pte. Colledge first enlisted with the 13th O. M, R. but when the Kilties were organized he transferred, and" played in tlie band of the Lethbridge battalion. Prior to enlisting he was employed by the Ellison Milling Co. Mrs. Colledge is, left to mourn him, but there are'no children. Today's casualty lists also include the names of two Southern Algerians. K, Anderson of Blackiei an infantry man has been killed in action, T. Fox, of Hlllcrest, also of the infantry, is reported wounded. WILL DISCUSS CROP, Winnipeg, May 28.-A largo delegation' from the Winnipeg grain exchange left today for Ottawa, to dla- , cuss with the government tho handling and marketing of this season's, i crop. ' 74 0101 1453 696036 ;