Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 28, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta
VOLUME XI. LLiTHBHIDGli. ALBEUTA; TUESDAY, MAY 28, 15)18 NIMREU Ml mi mm Ex-Chief Accepts Money From City in Discharge Of Its ObHgations CITIZENS ARE ROUSED, WHOLE MATTER TO BE UP AT BOARD OF TRADE Captain Sholton. now ox-chlef of polide, walked up to tlm caaliloi's wickot at tho city liali tills inoruinB, ilrew a cheque' tor |2000, and made his way to the bunk. Tliis closes tlio Bltelton incident 8o far iw Cupt. Skel Ion Is concerned. lie will continue to makif Ills homo 'in the city. � A liurriedly called meeting ot the city council was hdld this morning prior to the court oC re'Vision soaslon when tho tollowing lengthy motion was passed: Whereas on tlio 14th January. 191C, Ibe Police Commission passed tho tol-lowing resolution: "That Chief Skeiton be granted leave of absence from January 3lBt, IHlti to tlio end of tiie war as per his letter ot application under date of December 27, 1"J15." and Whereas the city council regard this as a nioraL and lionorablo obligi.-lion on tho city, and whereas with tlie absence ot Chief Skeltou an efficient police force arrangement was made possible by the combination of the tiro and police departments witli one [hlet at a cost of- less than halt of what policing cost under two chiefs and whereas to re-instate Captain Bkelton as chief ot police and build lip a separate force would cost at least Bix thousand dollars more at tlie very .least than under one chief system, and \vhoreas as it is believed that the (iiosent system of a single chief is at least us efficient as the two �ciiie.f Bysteni, and w4iere(is Cliiof Skeiton lias accopteil the solution suggested to the council by .some citizens in the following letter: Lethbridge, .Alberta, . May 27, 1918, frho Mayor and Council, Lethbridge. ' �- - Osntlemen,-In view of tbft cohdit Ions that have arisen*1n this city with reference to re-appointing me Clilef of Police at a considerable increase of cost for policing, I am disposed to end the whole dispute by offering to ac-t^epl the sum ot two thousand dollars US a reasonable compensation for the abrogation of tfie city's honorable obligations to me. 1 am making tliis proposition to you In the most amicable spirit because I expect to make my home in the city l)y getting into business ot some kind and 1 want the approbation of ail my Jeiiow citizens as far as possible. , Yours truly, (Signed) J. SKELTON. .\nd whereas, two thousand dollars Is just at most, about one third ot tbfi cost per year e.\tra tliat will be required to build nil a separate police force to make Captain Skeitc(n chief, Bild whereas the city^ council, after much dciliberation, have agreed nnan-imoHsly that this is the best aolution possible. Therefore be it resolved that Captain Skeiton bo given a iionorarlum of two thousand dollars in discharge of tho city's honorable obligations to him under the police commission's resolution quoted above. } Capt. Skeiton's Views Seen by tlio Horai(4 00,000 FIRE IN A SUMMER RESORT Keep Belgium, Says Tirpitz Amsterdam, May 28,-"Wc must retain Belgium economically, politically and''militarily," said Ad-\ miral Von Tlrpltz, former German minister of marine, in an address at Dusseldorff,''on Sunday, as quoted in the Nachrichten of � that city. The admiral's |addresB was delivered before the r.usseldorff branch of the fatherland party, of which he Is one of the leading spirits. Speaking of Germany's requirements after the war, he Ghld: I "Neither Central Europe, the Orient nor ''NoVlhern Europe can supply us wMf)' ther raw materials requisite to our industries, ./e need to b�v*' the sea free from Anglo-Saxen tyrtinny for that purpose. Apparently, the admir.il did not mention the submarine warfare, which was- discussed at the ^mt meeting' In a highly optimistic manner by Herr Bachmeister, a deputy in the Land-tag. EX-CHIEF SKEUTON Dominion Troeps. Aiding British, Inflicted Huge Los.s On Enemy SI ON VERGE NEW REVOLUIN Shortage of Foodstuffs Will Lead to Terrible Events, is Expected ENEMY ALIENS IX U. S. TO GO TO WORK BULLETINS WON'T DISCUS* IT. London, May 28,-Andrew Sonar Law, government spokesman in the house of commons today announced that he had no intention at present of making any statement regarding affairs in Ireland. HUN OEVILTRY, London, May 28,-Andrew Bo-nar Law, the government leader in the house of commons today told the lower house of parliament that three hundred c.Tsualtles in hospital cases had been caused by the bombing of British hospitals in f^'rnnce by German" aviators. - Ottawa, May 2S.-Tho following article by lloland Hill has been'received here: ' ^ "How the Canfldiaris, with the as- i this revolution, sistance ot' the British, dismounted I again.st the Hol-'heviki will be cavalry cleared, the Muns from advan- most terrible of Russian event.*!, t.-igeous positions in sniair woods south Odessa reports that the ferocious of the River L,uce, on April 1, is an- cruelty of tlio Hol.slieviki followers in other ciiiipter for Canadian military | the Ukraine is incredible. Not only Rome. .May 2".-(Toronto Mail and limplre.)-The poasibllity of a new revolution in Russia is causing lively apprehension in Austria, according to tlie C2as, a newspaper published in Oacow. 'I'lie e.Ntremo shortage of foodstuffs is the iinpeiling cause of the unrest. The Cza.s, which ie generally well informed, explains that Russia is without grain'to feed ihe people until the next harvest, even according to the reduced rations. It is feared lliat whicli is directed the liiatory. The Imperial cavalry, witli out lhiil_r horses, went over on tho first wa've. The - Canadians passed through tlicni and cleared and occupied the German main position jufit south of the Amiens main ic'td. in less than two hours the wood was in our possession and although our losses were heavy the Huns lost twice as many men. They were part ot a new iliviBion sent into tlie line to hold it ttt-aBy-'iiost. In HonVe places the Oer-mank did not put up sucii a fight us in tlie previous action, and over oiip hundred prisoners Und thirteen- machine guns,iivere sent'back. . France, (Vlay 27,-What was apparently a deliberate attempt to wreck American hospitals ih.ithe rear of the lines in Plcardy, occurred Sunday afternoon when.the Germans hurled high exploeive and gas ehells within a few hundred yards of two hospitals. For-, tunately no damage was done. By a coincidence the bombardment was going on while American funerals were being held. Several shells fell� short distance . from the funeral party, but the ceremony waa not disturbed. Rome, May 28.~ltalian troops Monday night broke into Au�tro-German defensea at Capotile on the lower Piave front to a depih of 760 yards, the Italianl captured 433 prl8oner|. .> CbUUO' not- REACH j_ PARIS CITV. Paris, May 28.-Gorman aviators attempted last nlelit raid Paris, They dropped bombs In the suburbs, but wer* prevented from flyliig over the city. ? ? ? O � .> > � .> � �. 4� >}. 27;^Tijeweekly telographic reports redeivefl by .'the Alberta Department of Agriculture show that tho siS^ding lias been completed in some dlatricti)," Talking ihe province over, aboul; thirty per cent still romainy to be done, much of which will be for gree^t teed. Frosts have been general; ov^r the whole province for several nights during tho week, but us-far as oan^be ascertained at the present .tlto6,'no .panioular damage hay been dpfie. fle yet. The greater portion ,ot ,the , province has been wail eei'veij by>mc)l^ture in tiie form oJ eltUei' rain,or snow, assisted vmtertally lit minliplzlDg tbe effect o� the frost. Hijulteii uj;ea Is still In need of moisture,' There' h^s been very little growth tor about two \Ve^Ks or nioro. Warm'- woiUlior is ilcoded und IC such jiUoulcl -coilVe root dovolopment and -inojiiture; content tlio soil is now'in HiVch;cbiu>J,tloi) tluit rapid progress wilj bo,;hmd>.-' The cool weather and Ihe frosty nights ot the past ^^ieek have possibly retarded the growth ot crops to a certain extent. Though tliere niai^ have been few showers over the district during the week, the crops are -coming along well, and the wheat above ground has a healthy appearance. Southwest and west snow toll durlnij tho week, but cast and southeast 'and northeast there has been little precipitation. Seeding is practically com-pleted. macleod Maclepd, May 27,-Seeding operilt-lOQS ill this district are at an ead> and everywhere can be seen tUe ploughs, with horse or tractor po ? REPULSED HUNS Alherlcan Ifeadquarters On The French Front, May 27,-T-In the simultaneous attack ot lhre(^ German raiding parties against tho Alnorlcaii posl-Uons !n Plcardy today tho enemy penetrated tho first line to a depth ot two hundred yards. A brilliant counter attack threw the Germa^is out and the Americana kept on till they had entered the enemy first line, whore they remained until ordered back. OPPOSING HUN INVADERS lilbscow, Jlay 27,-Opposition by the peasants in the Ukraine against (he Gerinans and the 'Russians supporting ' tho Central Powers Is extending rapidly. The peasants are tiring forests, destroying buildings and otherwise hindering the work ot German bands trying to commandeer food.. The Germans have been forced io ,gend (idditlona^,troops Into Poltava where�rioting is reported to be most serious. The peasanls have organized large detnchuieiits and armed them Belvea. with machine guns and rifles. The Get'mans are using artillery to suppress the rioting. THREE KILLED Paris, .May 27.-Three persons were killed and fourteen injured iu tho bombardment of Paris today by tho German long range gun. One shell biirst in a crowded street in front of a tramway station! Throe women were getting Into a cai-. One was killed and the others Injured. Several pe''HonB within tlio cfcr, including one cMIld, were injured. ^ HUNS MUTINIED JIoscow, Saturday, May 25.- Two diviaions ' ot Gorman troops in the PviiiB.lc region refused to obey orders to proceed, to the French front. Prince LetopoltJ of Ba,varia came to investigate and tuany niutineers were hanged and.dozens condemned to hard labor for life, t Hlflh ........... L*v�........................ ,: f oreoait-Fine and warm. 59 29 Londoiu May 28.-(Toronto Mail and Einpire)-Tiio Peirograd correspondent of the Dally'Express wires: I learn from an enemy source that plans for the restoration ot a monarchical, regime are being eagerly canvassed in responsible German circles but as none of the Ilom.inoff.') could now carry the prerogatives of a ruler, new candidate has been suggested in the (^rand Duke of Mecklenburg Scherwln, whoso mother, the Grand Duchess Anastasia Michaolovnia enjoys (ho confidence and affection of the kaiser and his family. "The Journal Arharkhla states that Finland i."! tiow oi'er run by Germans and Russian White Guards under whom li has become a land of terror. The atrocities, committecl wlien 'Viborg was captured by the Germans constitute, according to this authority one of the bloodiest pages in the liistory of war. MoreJlhan a thousand persons were murdered in cold blood during tlie- two weeks of the white terror." Italian lleadiiuarters , in Northern Italy, .\lny 2S.- tBy the Associated Press.)-Holieniiau iiopea of independence from the domination ot'Aus-tria-Umigary assumed a more con Crete-form recently in a large city near the Italian front when a regiment of Bohemian troops received a battle flag- on the eVa,.ot their departure for the fighting'line. Under their own red and white banner'and their own officers the Bohoinlans are now ranged in tlie ranke of the entente allie.s in the battle against tiielr oppressors.'' The Bohemian troops presented a particularly good appearance. All are large and well built; men. Their uniform is different from that ot the other allied troops, with a grayish green tuulc and a visorless cap, edged with red. Tho formation of the Bohemian regiment gives a deflnitehess to the recent congress held in Rome ot representatives ot the various Slav elements which seek to throw ofl^ the Austrian yoke-Serbs, Groats, �Siov-enes,' Czechx, Slovaks, aiid Poles. The Serbs, Croats and Slovenes have an independent orgarilzation known ns tho Jugo-Slava, whilo the Czechs, Slovalfs and Poles, the Northern Slavs also are working towards independence. All are bound together by tho bond of Slav sympathy and aro animated by tho, aspiration to throw off tho tyranny ot Austria. WHERE CANADIANS ARM LOCATED Dontinion Forces. Have Gradually Moved Lines Down to ThcSbuchcz Toronto, May � 28.-Definite intor-maliori as to where the Canadians are at present and Ihe location of tho Dominion troops iu relation to the present big battle in Franco is given today iu a letter received from W. A. \Vllll9o;i, staff correspondent for the Canadian press. Limited, at tho Canadian Army Headquarters in Franco. Mr, Wllliaon's letter describes groph-ically.tho iiioving ot tlioCaiuidian line since'the Gorman otfenBlvo commenc-, od in March.. Iln says: "From north of Hill 70 to tlio Soncliesi, Canada has moved Its forces iiatll some, of tho corps holds part of Iho lino between' the Sbuchoz and the Scarpo. The move was made In less than twenty-four hours." i ; The movement took-place iu good order, according to Mr. WiiilHon's letter, although tho roads were jammed with refugees. Big Boost to Sailors' Fund The magnificent- donation of $100 received by The Herald last night from Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Noble of Nobleford, for the Sailor's fund, for which the Herald Is reoeiving subscriptions. The total now subscribed is $286.00 Including the $150 from Sir Alexander Gait chapter, I.O.O.E. This gives the fund a big boost. Lethbridge should raise at least $500 and perhaps $1000 for this fund, which does not close until June' 8th. The fund does not close until June 8th. The money goes to the sailors of the navy and merchant marine and to their dependents. Sena along your donation today to The Herald for this fund. Edmonton, May 27,'- Col, G. E. Bryan will likely bo appointed super-intoiulent ot the provincial police at . . meeting of the commission to bo TRYING TO SETTLE ' lield Wednesday afteruopp,- lie has wsHlPYARn StTRIKlT 'I'een ttcting chief ot the force alnce , t)je veaignutiou ot .Superintendent latter pari;- ot Vancouver';'^. C, May 28,- Representatives uf the conciliation committee- who were in conference with Senator Robertson last evening In an endeavor to bring' "the ehlpyards workers' strike to'a conclusion are today in private negotiations with la-bof jf^aders and representatives of ihe:, employers seeldng -4o. find some ground upon whieh a com-promlae,satisfactory to .both par-tics fnay'^lie framed. 'iViucDouel . iu the March, and ie now understood' to be in Hue tor pvomolion to porpittnent otflce. won't accept London, May 2S.~Sir Joseph IrS'ood has clecid(3d not to accept the offer to hepome conductor ot tlio BuBt(5Ti Symphony OroliBstru, lie will remain In Loiiaou. " ,. London, May 28.-The Gerraaju .vestcrday forced a passage ot the A\Rno nivcr, we.'it ot the British spclor, compelling the left ot the British to fall back, the wnr office annnuiiree. The enemy maiutnined pressure all day yesterday on tho British ou the Atsuo front. Severe fight-lug continued toda.vi GREAT BRAVERY. With the French Army In ' France. May 27.-Whether the German attack north ot the Aisnt Is merely a demonstration in force with the object ot drawing th� alilC'd reservesi cannot be gatiier-t(l from the openlilg stages it , the fight. Tlie length ot tbe fronl between the flank ot the attacking lines seems to Imply �a great effort on tlio part ot the eueniy to capture territory in order to claim vie-torious progress immediately at- ' ter starting and thus Improve the morale ot tho German public. - Both the French and British troops are fighting with the great-" est bravery and energj-, the otti-, cerR and men working together in obBoluto harmony. The nlllBd commanflerB have the situation, well In hand, and have prepared to meet an attack /in thi.