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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 28, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME MAY 1918 NUMBER 141 MITON GOES ExChief Accepts Money From City in Discharge OUts Obligations CITIZENS ARE WHOLE MATTER TO BE UP AT BOARD OF TRADE Captain now exchief of walked up to tho cashiers wicket at tho gity hall this drew a cheque for and made bis way to the This closes the Skelton incident so far as Skel lon Is He will continue to naW his homeIn the A hurriedly called meeting of the city council was held this morning prior to the court of revision session vvhen the following lengthy motion was passed Whereas on the 14th the Police Commission passed the fol lowing resolution That Chief Skelton be leave at absence from January 31st 1916 to tho end of the war as per his letter of application under date ot December and Whereas the city council regard this as a moraland honorable obliga tion on the and whereas with the absence of Chief Skcltou an efficient police force arrangement was made possible by the combination of the fire and police departments with one Ihief at a cost oflens than half o what policing cost under two chiefs and whereas to reinstate Captain Skelton as chief of police and built up a separate force would cost at leas six thousand dollars more at the very than under one chiof and whereas as it is believed that the present system of a single chief is a as efficient as the two chie and whereas Chief Skeltoi has the solution suggestec to the council by citizens in the following letter May the Mayor and Council view of the cohdit Ions that have this city witl reference to reappointing me Chie of Police at a considerable increase o cost for I am disposed to end the whole dispute by to ac the sum of two thousand dollar us a reasonable compensation for tin abrogation of tfie citys honorable ob iigations to I am making this proposition to you In the most amicable spirit becaus 1 expect to make my home in the city by getting into business of some kind and I want Die approbation of all my Jtellow citizens as fur us Yours Signed two thousand dollars Is just ut about one third of cost per year extra that will be quired to build up a separate police force to make Captain Sheltojn and whereas the after much have agreed unan imously that this is the best solution Therefore be it resolved that Cap tain Skelton be given u honorarium of two thousand dollars In discharge of the citys honorable obligations to him under the police commissions res olution quoted Skeltons Views Seen by the Horalc after the ceptauce of the the exchief Hated so far as ho was concern the solution was the only way out of The mayor did not want me and If I had got my old job Igalu I would not have worked In har mony with Has Objection There is one phrase in motion passed by the council to which I take and that is that the present system of a single chief is at least as efficient us the two chief The citizens will 1 judge for themselves an to It is noticeable that tho motion lays nothing aboutthe con tention that Skolton did not do Ms duty at tho a contention which resulted in bin threat to tho veterans that he would resign rather than reinstate Whats Behlnt It Whats behind it all is the ques tion most often naked on the streets There is a very large body of Citizens who believe there is something jtoeper than appears on the The of the business men of the city is expected to bo freely dis cussed at tonights meeting of the of Ji FIRE IN A SUMMER RESORT Keep Says Tirpitz May mutt retain Belgium po litically ancT mlral Von former man minister of In an ad drew at DusseldorffTon at quoted in the Naehrichten Of that The admirals j address was de livered before the branch of the Fatherland of which he IB one of the leading Speaking of requirements after the he ckid Neither Orient nor supply us requisite to ral the hefn Europe can raw materials JM need to KMwthe sea free from tyrHnny for that the admiral Hid not Mention tHe Submnrine whleh wafeflleutsed at the highly optimistic manner by Herr a deputy in the BULLETINS Germans Cross But Allied Line Intact Fighting Developing Great Intensity EXCHIEF 8KELTON Dominion Aiding Brit Inflicted Huge Loss On Enemy ON VERGE NEW REVOLUTION Shortage of Foodstuffs Will Lead to Terrible is May of Biidetermined origin early today tie troyed the a cas boat several small bouts ind considerable property a Mona five miles from The hotel was the largest summer resort itructure hi this section of it hud hot yot bequ opened for tliu Vivo apparatus from iliu city ought the fire for several hours to u large number of iu4f by coi The loao will oxo3ol May following ar ticle by Roland Hill has been received here How the with the as sistance of the dismounted cavalry the Huns from advan tageous positions in small Woods south j of the Kiver on April Is anI other chapter for Canadian military The Imperial out their went over on the first TheCanadians passed through them and cleared and occu pied the German main position jiutt south of the Amiens main In less than two hours the wood was in our possession and although our losses were heavy the Huns lost twice as many were part of new division sent into the line to hold it In some places the Ger mans lid not put up such a fight in theprevious and over one hundred prisoners lind thirteen ma chine guns back The Geriuju commander determined Canadians pro success should hot be repeated and a otSihplete fresh bri gade ojt stbrin troopsinto the coiintcT Reinforcements of i Kassars and Dragoons were brought up and extended new British line to where it jolnedwtth British Tho Hun came iijto the at tack in dense waves and the cavalrys machine guns gaps The few that got in grips were quickly overpowered and the Hun at tempt to recapturethe position was a disnyil of man dead which east aiHl south ot the wood im pressed the enemy for no other at tack was made that and In the Opinion of Canadian of practi cally the whole brigade was wiped Expected May Mail and possibility of a new revolution in Russia is causing lively apprehension in according to the u newspaper published in The extreme shortage of foodstuffs is the Impelling cause of the The which is generally well explains that Kussia is without grainto feed the people until the next even according to the reduced It is feared that this which ts directed against the Bolsheviki will be the most terrible of Russian Odessa reports that tho ferocious cruelty of the Bolsheviki followers in the Ukraine is Not only have all farm minors been destroyed with their many of them In cluding priceless manuscript libraries but the insurgents favorite method ot killing is to crucify each victim on two trees with the right arm and leg on one tree and the left on the Petrograd reports that the masses arc wearied of disorders because they are no better TRIED TO WRECK AMERICAN With the American Army 1n May parently a deliberate attempt wreck American hospitals rear of the lines in oc curred Sunday afternoon Germans hurled high explosive andgas shells within a few hund red yards of two tunately no damage was By a coincidence the bombard ment was going on while Ameri can funerals were being Several sheMs fell short distance from the funeral but the ceremony was not May troops Monday night broke Into Auctro German defenses at Caposile on the lower Piave a depth of 750 The Italians cap tured 433 w NOTREACH PAHIi May av iators attempted last night ta raid They dropped bombs in the but 4 prevented from flying over the o 4 4 4 May casualties reported In the week ending today reached a total of They are divided as follows Killed or died of officers men wounded or rolsslfiK 735 Tho total for last week and for the week before the larges of any week since the beginning o the German The falling off In the totals show the lull in the fighting which endec in April and the one now SEIZE May Germans haveN seized and takeniiiti Swlnemunde the Dutch steamer Jan and the sailing vessels Jacoba and This is in pursuance of their policy of not permitting Dutch vessels to sail without German safe pending arrangement of till transit question between Holland an ENEMY ALIENS IN TO GO TO WORK Mny Marshal GenetHi Crowders work or fight order has been applied to interned enemy aliens by the gov ernment and many Germans form engaged In business the large Cities Of the country soon will be using rakes and other implements in gar dens at troop raising veg etables for the British Parliament ReAssenv bles and Debates Will Be tit Order ciBSOniblcd a short Wnlt Sunttdo Although the pro gramme for discussion was notexcit ing the members look forward to some statement regarding the Ger manIrish plot and the arrest of Sinn Irish Nationalist members have not to London and It is itn defstood they will not appearat West minster an important party meeting at Dublin on Thursday when the questionsHilt the date for their re turn will among other But In their absence cer decided to question thVgovern ment their flea to the government proposed to bring prisoners to trial and whether any evidence of the plot would be divulg During the week end the govern issuer a call to its supporters indicating its intention of a motion of adjournment of the house to dis cussthe entire matter and it was tak en for granted that Edward Shortt chief secretary for woult make a statement on behalf of tin also was in tin question of initiating negotiations to an exchange of British and German prisoners ot Notices have been giyenjin both houses of intention t ask the government to amplify thei bareannounceinent of last Friday am the bulk of the members are to support n demand that an inentbe made on the lines ot thos concluded by France and The Cool Weather Has Not Retarded Crops Seriously May1 weekly reports received by the Alberta Department of Agriculture show that the has been com pleted in some taking the province ttbqut thirty wr cent still remains to be much of which will be for Frosts have been general over the whole province for several nights during the but asfar as can be ascertain ed ut the present particular damage hag been done W yet The greater of prov ince has been well served by mplnture in the form of r4iu or snow assisted materially In minimizing the effect of the A limited U still in need of There been very little growth for about two or Warn wuutlier is needed unit if such should tpiije root development and moisture the soil is now in Hiich that ruuld will The cool weather and Ihe frosty nights of the past week have possibly retarded the growth of crops to a cer tain Though there may have been few showers over he district during the the crops are com ing along and the wheat above ground has a healthy Southwest and west snow fell duflug the but east and southeast and northeast there has been little precip Seeding is practically com MACLEOD May opertt Ions In this district are at an and everywhere can be tUe with horse or tractor power busy on the tioiiri ure being made for the breaking of largo tracts of land for of The past week passed with OH PACI OVERNIGHT BULLETINS REPULSED HUNS American Headquarters On The French May the simu taneons attack of three German raid ing parties against the American pos lions In Plcardy today the enemy pen etrated the line to a depth o two hundred A brilliant coun ter attack threw the Germain ou ind the Americans kept on till they had entered the enemy first line where they remained until orderei OPPOSING HUN INVADERS May b the peasants in the Ukraine agains he Germans and the Russians sup porting the Central Powers is ex tending The peasants ar firing destroying building and otherwise hindering the work o German bands trying to commondee The Germans have been force io qend troops into Poltav where rioting is reported to be mos The peasants have organizet Urge detachments and armed then selves with machine guns and rifles The Germans arc using artillery t suppress the THREE KILLED May persons wer kljleii and fourteen injured lu th bombardment Of Paris today by tli German long range One she burst in a crowded street in front o a t rum way station Three were getting into u One wa killed and the others Severa persons within the including ou were HUNS MUTINIED May divlsionii of Gorman troops in th UviusJt region refused to obey order to to the Priuc f Bftvaria canie to invest and many were hange condemned to hard labo far WKATHRK 69 29 WONT DISCUSS May Bo nar government spokesman in the house of commons today an nounced that he had no Intention at present of making any ataW ment regarding affairs in HUN May Bo nar the government leader in the house of commons today told the lower house of parliament that three hundred casualties in tal cases had been caused by the bombing of British hospitals in France by Germanv May two months there will be secured in the province of British Colum bia Sufficient spruce logs for the production of nirplanes to meet the maximum demand of the Im perial By the end of July the difference between log recovery six months ago will be approximately thirty to AIRMEN Wi4tv the American Army in Mny num ber of American airplanes late this afternoon assisted the French Infantry in fighting near PontAu Swooping down over the German lines the an avalanche of builete into the enemy MUST INCREASE May pro in the United States for the year beginning April must reach net gener al director of the United States fuel administratipn told the Na tional Council at its convention here an increase of tone over the production for the coal year if the war demands of the country are to be TERRIBLE ATROCITIES WILSON TO CALL UP ALL POSSIBLE Gets Unlimited Power To Call Up As Many Men as Can Be Trained May tion of legislation conferring rfn President Wllson unlimited au thority to call into the military service of the United States as many men as can be equipped and trained was scheduled to start in the house today with the opening debate on the army appropriation It Is expected the bill will be before the house the re mainder of the The meas ure carried mere than twelve bil lion dollars in direct appropria tions and Qwrirtriffif jaiid White Guards Mftr der People in Cold Blood Mail and Petrograd corres pondent of the DailyExpresswires I learn from enemy source that plans for the restoration of a mon regime are being eagerly can vassed in responsible German circles but as none of the Romanoffs could now carry the prerogatives of a a new candidate has been suggested in the Prand Duke of Mecklenburg whose the Grand Duchess Anastasia Michaelovuia en joys the confidence and affection of the kaisev and his The Journal Arharkhia states that Finland is now run by Germans and Russian White Guards under whom It has become a land of The committed when Vlborg was captured by the Germans consti according to this authority one of the bloodiest pages in the history of More ijthan a thousand per sons were murdered in cold blood during thetwo weeks of the white WHERE CANADIANS Dominion Have Grad ually Moved Lines Down to ThcSouchez May infor mation as to where the Canadians are at present and the location of the Do minion troops In relation to the pres ent big battle in Franco is given to day in a letter received from staff correspondent for the Canadian at tho Can adian Army Headquarters in Willlaons letter describes graph ically the moving of the Canadian lino sincothe Gorman offensive commenc ed in He says From north Hill 70 to tlio Canada has moved Its forces until some of tho corps holds part of I ho lino between1 the Souchen and the The move was made in loss than twentyfour The movement tookplace In good according to Willlsous although the roads were jammed with TRYING TO SETTLE SHIPYARD STRIKE May Representatives of the concilia tion committee who were in con ference with Senator Robertson last evening in an endeavor to shipyards workers strike to a conclusion are today in private negotiations with la bor leaders and representatives of ihe emplpyeri seeking find some ground upon whigh a com promise satisfactory to both par ties may bs Cross to Italian Army to fight Against Austrian Op pressors Italian Headquarters in Northern May By the Assoclatec hide pendence from the domination of Aus trlaHungary assumed a more con crete form recently in a largecity near tho Italian front when a regi ment of Bohemian troops received battle flagon the their de parture for the tlnde their own red and white banner aiid their own officers are now ranged In the rankest the entente allies In the battle agalns their The Bohemian troops presented t particularly good All are large and well built Their uni form Is different from that of the other allied with a grayish green tunic and a visorless edged with The formation of the Bohemian re giment gives a definiteness to the recent congress held in Rome of rep resentatives of the various Slav ele ments which seek to throw off the Austrian and The Croats and Slovenes hava an independent organization known us the while the Slovaks and the Northern Slavs also are working towards independ All are bound together by tho bond of Slav sympathy and are ani mated by the aspiration to throw off the tyranny of Germans Are Developing tacks in Great Force Along Aisne Front FRENCH REPULSE BRITISH IN COUNTER ATTACK IN FLANDERS May Germans are developing attacks of great strength alonK tho entire Alsne In on the Lys local fighting was resumed this Big Boost to SailorsFund The magnificentdonation of received by The Herald last night from and Noble of for the Sail ors for which the Herald IB receiving The total now subscribed Is Includ ing the from Sir Alexander Gait This gives the fund a big Lethbridge should raise at least and perhaps for this which does not close until June The fund does not close until June The money goes to the sailors of the navy and msrchant marine and to their Sena along your donation today to The Herald for this TO HEAD May Bryan will likely be appointed super intendent of the provincial police at tho meeting of the commission to be held Wednesday He has been acting chief of the forca since tie resignation of in the latter part and is now understood Ui be in HUB for promotion to permanent WONT ACCEPT May Wood has tleciddd not to accept the offer to become conductor of tho Bostfiu Sym phony Ue will remain in May The yesterday forced a passage of the Aisne west of the British compelling the left of the British to fall the war office The enemy maintained pressure all day yesterday on the British on the Alsne Severe lights lug continues1 GREAT With the French Army la May Whether ths German attack north of the Afont is merely a demonstration in force with the object of drawing tht allied reserves cannot be gather ed from the openlftg stages if the The length of the froni between the flank of the attacking lines seems to Imply a great effort on the part of the enemy to capture territory in order to claim torious progress immediately af ter starting and thus Improve the morale of the German Both the BVench and British troops are fighting with the est bravery and the cers and men working together in absolute The allied commanders the well In and have prepared to meet an attack this pbsi tlom The allies hold a of commanding hills ern flank is hilly with dees REPULSED V On thi LocreVoormezeele thi French repulsed the Germans with great In the early stages the Germans succeeded In driv ing In the defending positions at some but counter at tacks threw the Germans back at most of these places and French practically reeitablUhed the entire ALLIES May Via Reuters Ottawa Though the German attack on the Rhelms Soisaons sector was scarcely ex the resumption ot the locg overdue offensive found the allies everywhere Ob servers in London are confident that the German attempt to smash the allied armies will fall as The enemy hat advantage of interior Hues of splendid but Is operat ing in a devastated country with an Improvised His po sition in this respect is to that prior to March The fact that the British troops aro so far south is regarded as indi cating that General Foch was quite prepared for an offensive in this while the brilliant Italian stroke is a further proof ot the advantages of the unity in the It may be Intended to anticipate a threatened Aus trian or merely to the Austrians from transferring troops to the western It is still uncertain whether the southern onslaught 1s the German The consensus of expert opinion that it Is mere ly a preparatory Even with the Chemln Des Dames in their hands the Germans must still ad vance acrois difficult country to the Alsne line behind which there are no great It was comparatively eaey for the Germans to detach a force from the main concentration with tho object of making Foch dislocate his Hence it IB not surprising if General Foch yields ground in order to hus band his reserves for another great blow in the direction of which is still regarded by experts as the point of jreat est COUNTER With the British Army M May British an4 French troops this morning launched a counter attack in of Dlckebusch The attack began Success would make the enemys assault of yesterday a complete and costly HUN LOSS British Army in May In yesterdays attack la Flan between Locre and Vopr the Germans are bellev ed to have employed four sioue on one part of this front measuring thousand The enemy troops were so severely that the the right flank did not even t f lo quarters ;