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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 27, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETlIBlVlDGIi. ALBEUTA. MONDAY. MAY 27. 1018 NUMBKIl IK) HUNS OPEN DRIV FM Mitts M� BIG PBOFITINWAR Minister of Labor's Report on Flour Mills Shovvs Big Profits Made MAY INCREASE THE TAX ON THE NET PROFITS DECLARED PEAOY TO MAKE PEACE. Moacow, May 21.-Count Von Mlrbach, the German am-hasBartor, han advlBed tho Soviet (overnment that Finland an-iioiincod her willingness to un-'ter Into peace noeotiatlons with Russia. A re{>resentatlve of Oerraaiy will particlpato lu the dincusalons. ? ?  * OLUiwa, Way 27.-A story ot l)ig War time pronts by large Cunadlan milling cowpunles is rovealed today by t!ic minister ot labor. Tho report Is baaed on luveallgatioiis covering the period between 19K! ami HI17 and Ibcretoro Tor purpo.scs o� comparison, iiii'ludea a pre-war year. It shows that in 11117 ns coinpared with 1913, large milling companies heavily Increased tlieir net profits even after nllowanon had been made for war tax. It indicates further that tho limitation ot profits to 25 cents a barrel for flour does not effect tho purpose for wlMcU It was intended in that "with! liuronsed ))roduotlon even where the profit per barrel of flour is limited to. Bay. 1." ("unts, still ample dividends niii;ht. bo paid und reserves set aside." Increase The Tax "It is (\lear." tho report concludes, "lliattlie only w.ay to reach the profits of the mlillng companies is to increase the tax on the net profits on total iuvoslmoiif." Tho report covei^ over sixty written i>agO!7. U. aims to show in detail how profits have been derived and tVe must fight or become tho bond slaves of Sinn Fein." .\fter denouncing tho government's "revelations" as not evidence, but "merely TJoyd George's opinion oli evidence," Mr. Dillon said: "The government of Great Britain and the military advisers are playing the Sinn Ifein game because they think they have in the Sinn Fein an effective weapon to destroy the constitutional move in Ireland." Need Cool Heads. Dublin, .May 27.-John Dillon, Irish Xationallst loader, has written a letter to tho Nationalists of Limerick, In which he says In part: "Large masses of youth in Ireland have .passed under the influence of leaders who appear to have no well thought-out 'policy and no sense of responBlbiiity. In the face of such conditions young Irishmen who can keep their heads and arc determined to resist both stupid coercion and the policy of the Sinn Fein are capable of doing incalculable service to Ire land at this moment ot terrible need. Editorial Opinion. Two variant schools of opinion re spocting the government's revelations are illustrated by editorials in tho Unionist Irish Times, and the Nationalist Irish Independent. The former thinks tho evidence is conclusive and tliat the Sinn Fein stands convicted on a treasonable conspiracy. The latter declares tho government's evidence Is almost purely negative. Speculating on the altitude ot the Nationalist leaders, tlie Irish Times expresses the opinion that Mr. Dillon must dissociate himself from the Siuu.Forn or that otherwise his party will lose the sujiport of all moderates dealing a deadly blow to the cause of Home Rule. The Irish Independent considers that the government, like the public takes a good deal for granted as' to the authenticity ot tho German plot m e Front on Aisne; The Allies Are Well Placed EVEN THE MORSES WEAR GAS fVlASKS IN THE B.ATTLE ZONE. HUNS ADOPT METHODS : TO TERRIFY THEM Mdscuw. .\i:iy '.JO. -.Xjipari'iil- > ly for ihi' |iuT",)o�r (iC Icrrify- > iiig llic rity. Gi'i'MUui ulrsliips ? have aii]i'-ini'il over N'ovoro- ? sycky iinci Gcrnuin subnuirini's ; liavo entered the harlior. Thg > (ran.s-C'jiiira.'^laii gov(!rnment ? has I'.M'iiKiMl Id cede thn city to Tnrk(.'y in acconiancf with dn- ? Miands iiiiHlf by Turkey In the > iioace ciinfi-rence at Hatt'jum, which i.s now di-adloi-lvcd. mm OF WILSONUR ON Appeals To Congies;-' To Cut Out Politics and Get Down To lJu.siness For Our Sailors Washington, Mr.y 27.-President Wilson personally took charge of the war ta^ lecisl,ition tangle today and appearing unexpectedly before a joint-session of congress, declared it was i.ece�Bary to proceed Jmrnedi^^ittly ar/l'th new war tax laws. Plans which might have delayed the work but which involved a working agreement between both parties have fallen through, the president told the legislators and -there was no way to meet the problem of financing the war but to have congress remain in session and go ahead at once. . The president called "upon congress to eliminate politics from the . consideration. Politics, he said. Is "adjourned." The principal increases in tapt-ation, the president said, should be Incomes, v/ar profits and luxuries, Wi^ War, Greatest Problem At a later iioint In his address, the president .said: "The consideration that dominates every other now and makes others .sepiii trivial and negiilile. Is tho winning of tho war. Wo are not only In the midst of the war, we are at the very iicak and crisis of It. Hundreds of thousands ot our men, carrying our hearts with them and our fortunes,-are in llio field and ships are crowding faster and faster to the ports of France and Kngland with regiment after raglmeul. thousand after thousand, to jofli thiui until the enemy shall bo beaten and lirought to a reckoning with mankind. There can bo no pause or Intermission. "The great onlerpriso must on the contrary be jnished with greater and greater energy. POLES IN UKRAINE RESIST GE Already acknowledged .. $183.00 Mr. and Mrs. Doe ....... 3.00 Donations are coming in slosvly for the fund for the sailors of the navy and merchant marine and their dependents, for which the Herald is receiving subscriptions on behalf of the Sir Alexander Gait chapter of the 1.0.D.E. This fund does not close until June 8th so there is ample opportunity for those who have not yet contributed, to send in their donations. Lethbridge should do well for this fund, which is as worthy as any cause for which the citizens have as yst contributed. i Freight Fates .Jump 2,") Per Cent ;ind Pas.senfjer Rates .-VboHl The Same New Offensive in Somewhat I' Unexpected Quarter Open-\ ed By the Germans ?;ALLIED FORCES IN GOOD POSITION IN I THIS SECTOR, HOWEVER With the British Army in i" France, May 27.-The latesi ?; reports shows that the Ger-" j mans have made some small ; progress in plaices. The attack of the Germans in the sector northwest ol Kemmel appeared to be di'-rected against the ground cap'-turv^d by the French on Mav 20th. S Mayor and Veterans Lock Horns Over Capt. SKelton Mayor Hardie aud the Great War Veterans Association ' havo " locked horns over the reinstatement of Captain Skelton In the, position of chief of the city police, which post he held hefbre enlistinir for active gfirvlce over two years ago. In a letter to tbf Groat Wi�(' Veterans answering tha'Ir letter which appeared In t(ho Hevald stating that they have exaintiiod Capt. Skolton's papers and found them in order, and t(s a result practically demandinB the reiu-statemoiit of the former cUleif, Mayor Hardie. It is understood, ha^. I'uado a threat that'he will resiKn va-ther than consent to the reinatatemb'at d( Capt. Skelton, declaring thai', he owes this much to his two hoys'at thi'lvont. He then Koea on to iustlty'hlit abtlbn, and also to Justify hi3,otl!icial recognition ot the segre|iated.arp'(i. , - -Veterans OeUrmined 'I'lio letter came bqforo the Oroat War Veterans gouoral lu^otluK on Sun-day uftornooir and *i>iiH UiscussoU for , nearly two hours, ^rom ..what.the Her- ald can learn tho Veterans are determined that the tormer chief shall bo reinstated. He appeared boforo the general mooting, and the comrades wore convinced that ho had done his duty 111 every svay, and are prepared to back him up. There was much talk at the meeting of eallltlg a mass meollng ot tho citizens to place their position before the people, but It was finally decldec^ that, before such action should be taken, the tnuyor and conlmlsslonera should be given an opportunity to appear before the club and state their case. A iJeneral meeting Is therefore being called for next Sunday afternoon for this purpose. Held In Abeyance It had been expected that tho reinstatement ot Capt, SkQjto^i would come up at the regular .Monday meeting of the city council today,,hut tho matter Is being Iiold In aboyance awaiting the outcome of the controvursy which has developed between the Mayor and the Great War Vctoraus. . ,,5 AIoscow, .May 27.-The attempts to disarm Polish troops In tho Ukraine and Minsk guvornments are meeting with fierce rosislauco, Tho second Polish corps, under General Makovit-zky, located near Kanoff lu tho govern ment'Ot Kiev, defied the German ul tlniatuin to disarm wltliln twenty-four hours, whereupon the Germans apolo glxeii, saying that tho order -was a ihis-take. At midnight, however, Germans attacked tho corps, cupturing one village, ' The >T'olcs entrenched and battled against' fifteen thousand Germans causing considorablci losses among the Germans, but themselves suffering heavily. The light continued for sev era! days when tho Germans wore driven back, losing a tew pieces ot anil lery. The first Polish corps near Hog alcheff; up to the present has escaped dJsarinament by agreeing not to join the- second corps, but a fight is expected to lake place, as jin order is-auod by Prince Leopold of Bavaria, said all Polish troops must bo disarmed.. VORWAERIS S UN METHODS Mercilessly Exposes Govt. Actions in The Russian Provinces SHIPPING THE WHEAT. Melbourne, May :i7.--(Via Reuters Ottawa' Agency,)-l''oliowtng the recent announcement of HonVMr. Wall that piiynionts totalling $4,750,001) \to\M be made In .lune, July and Aug-use Ih connection with the wheat pooling arrangomenta, there Is iiow obnsiUorablB activity in shipping Wheat cargoes. Copenhagen, May 27.-In a leading article the Socialist newsiiaper \'or-waerts of Borllji merclles.sly exposes the govornment^ methmls in Itusslan provinces, especially of Livonia and Hsthonia during and since the making of peace with llussia, the subject bo-lug brought forward by the official announcement which it reports tiiat tho government had consented to deliver to .M. .Toffo, tho Russian ambassador, a declaration from �representa-tives of Livonia and Eethonia of tho independence ot these states. The iiew.spajier takes as a text the doubts expressed on various sides as lo the significance of the"Gorman delivery of tho declarations from tho Livonian and Ksthonlan barons," and points out that tho official statement docs not comment on the government's attitude. "The twilight roBtlng over tlie act," continues Vonvaorts, "is intentional and It la intended to Intensify. It is intended to conceal tho differences of opinion existing regarding the mat-tor, even in the highest places, and this twilight offers opponuiiities which clear daylight would destroy." Tho forelgi?' office m the period when the llrest-Lllovsk treaty was under negotiation, rtociuros tho newspaper, took the standpoint that Russia coiikl justly endure the loss of Poland, Lithuania and Courland, but that tho exclusion ot Russia from the lial-tic altogether would create a eltua-tion which would surely ha followed by an explosion. Hence Livonia and Esthonla woro promised to llussia, although a scratch of tlie pen could have secured them for Germany. "Tho Ru.'Jslan government," Vor-waerts continues, "lias declared itself prepared to adtilowledgo.tho right ot selt-determluhtlon or nations, which waa to bo expressed in free elections after tho evacuation of the territories in question, l^ut Russia never made any declaration, by wliicii "she 'delivered up lOsthonia and Livonia to the German authorities or tho hereditary upper class, and that is llie situation. The German government must I dioose between its pronilae and the treaty. Whatever tho epd may be, the road ^Vhich has been travelled In tho oaat since Brest-Lilovsk .is an iudicatiun of a lack ot Intelligent direction of our foreign policy than which no worse could bo imagined. The oc-currances in t)io Ukraine, where, by tho way, a variety ot. pan-Russian strivings la encouraged, complete tho picture of this mad nugger-muggar." ] Wasliing'oii. May 27.-To moot wage ' 1 iiu'i'cafics jii:-:t annoiiiiccd and tlie | i higlii',' ciislj! of cual and other sup- j I plii'.s tlii.'i year. Director Ge!iernl Mc- ! I .\d()u today ordi'veii railway freight ' ; nili'.s in till' t'liilcd States raised Ur, j I per cent and pa^�.acnKl'r fares incroar-:- i I r-il lo three cent:! a mile from the i I prcsiMil liaHis of about V.ii cents. I It is estimaiuil that the programm;'. ; will bring between eight hundred and nine hundred nUlllon dollars morn revenue to the railroads within the next year, it rcpresfents by far the biggest rate increase in the history of rallroad.s. Tho new frelglit charges, wliicli cover both class and commodity rates become effective .lune 25 and the passenger increase will go Into effect June 10. Issued under authority graulfed by thn liailrnad Acl to President Wilson acting liu'uugli tlie director-general, the order will pass interstate lower rales affecting cither freight or passenger traffic. Travellers lu standard sleepers and parlor cars are required to pay J'/i cents a mile In addition lo Pullman tares and in tourist sleepers cents. Pullman rales remain the same. Suburban Rates, Cominulallou and other suburban rates 011 railroads are Increased leu per cent. Fares on electric inter-urban Hues are not affected. Special excursion, mileagt^ convention and tourist rates, with a few exceptions, are disconlinuod, privileges such as stop-overs aud free side trips are abolished and excess baggage charges are Increased. Botli freight and passenger rates on boat lines, rivers aud coastwise by railroads aro to bo raised propior-tionaloly with the general incrouaes. Iflxport and import freight rates are ordered cancelled, and tho higher domestic rales will ajiply lo aud from ports. Flat Increases. A number ot flat Increases, instead ot percentage additions, aro ordered for coal, coke, lumber, ore, stone, grain, i-otlon, live stock, moats, sugar, bullion and other commodities. lOxccuding differentials and rate re-latlonsliips butv.'eon v.lrious localities are to bo lyosorved so far as possible but*many adjustments will have to be made later. All rates subject to review by the interiitate commerce commission, but the president has final authority. Italians In Drive Rome, May 27.-The ItaMant. have launched an important .attack, capturing several nriouniain jPositiona, the War Offioo innouno-pd. They have taken 800 prisoners. The summit of Monte ZIflOlon, the town of Preena, Mohtl9�llo Pass and the mountain spur'east of tho Pass have beene' wrested from the enemy. ' ; . The'ltallan attack is'being carried out in a difficult part of the country, near tho western end of the front. The points mentioned by tho Italian war offlaa are north west of Trent, near the Austro-Itallan frontier. ; WBATHBK Hiflh............ ... .. Low................. .Forecast; W^rinbr, 69 29 TWENTIETH VICTORY. Paris, May ""7.-Capttiln Villi]. U is announced, has won ills twontlotli aerial viclo?'y. The captain was a partner of tho late Captain GuyniJmor iho famous French aco, London. May 27.~Stri)ng Gfii'-niai! attacks developed early thi;i mi'Viiiiip again.st the [Irilish and Freni'lT position.s between Rh.ilms .and Soissous. I lie war office an-i:ouiicps. The attacks were jire-ccded by a lioavy bombardment. IN FLANDERS TOO Paris. May 27.-Over the front Imlwceii tho forest of NIeppo aud Hht'ims tho Germans laundied an attack this morning, the War Office ai!i)Oiiiiro.s. The French and RrlllBh troops arc rerisliiig with their habitual valiauec. . . The Germans also attacked this morning In Flanders between Lncrei imd Voormezeslo, on the northern side of tho salient. THE NEW FRONT Tlic front ot tho Gqrraan attack is along the sector which is usually referred to as the Aisne front, owing to the fact that for a long time ,the lino of battle followed the -Msno River. The present battle line rnijs along tiio Ailetle Uivcr. north of the Aisne over tlie larger part of this sector, tlio French having advanced their line. The trout ot attack is about forty miles which is about fifteen miles shorter than the line of tlu^ original Gorman attack thi.s spring, on March 2L A NEW SECTOR in turning to a new sector to strike their blow, the German.s havo taken a course contrary to that which has generally been Iiredicted by military commentators in the.past few weqlis, during tlie pause in the operations. The view usually expressed has been tliat tlie Germans were committed so heavily in their campaign in PIcardy and Flanders and were occupying such dangerously exposed positions that they woro under tho necessity of striking again at tho.s'e points when they resumed the attack. It is not ;m-likely, however, that the attack on the Aisne front will be followed by renewal of tho offensive on tho other battlefields. Tho German strategy may contemplate a ,� surprise attack in sufficient ' strength to compel General Focli to withdraw troops from the north . in the hope of involving the allies sufficiently on the Aisne front, to weaken their lines In PIcardy ami Flanders. NO SURPRISE, If Ihe Germans countetl on the element of surprise to assist them in iita now attack they probably have fallen into a miscalculation  as it is. evident from the British statement that new dispositions '^ot troops have been made along the Aisne front, Before tho March offensive thQ,Brltish line ran to tho OlaoHlvor'south of St. Quen-' tine. Going to the assistance of the British, the French took over ' a sector extending to a point east of Amiens. Thore has been no prevlojis Intimation ot the prps-ence ot British troops on tjils part of the lino, except tor lust' night's German official . statement. In this statement It was said that norlii>siga'8t of LanouviUo, British were taken prlsojior. ^ The frout between Soissons and Rheims is 11 difficult one, offer.- ^ lug the allies oxcellont facilities for the defense. The country Is hilly, with a series ot strong nat-  ural positions to tho rear;oll tho allied lines. , The Germans already have suf- � tered defeats in this region. Last .July they undertook .what la 4s-ualiy referred to as the "crown prince's offensive" -which met Willi Iho sumo fato as all tho other military ventures of the German crown princo. Ho carried on the attack tor eovoral Mfoeka .and met with a costly faiiura. ..,;-',', 27 6895 ;