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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 29, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Hcrakl VOLUME MAY ISM 8 MMHKK M2 HUGE HUN DRIVE IS ALMOST CHECKED NOW IT IS DUEL TO THE DEATH WITH THE French Retire to and Are Valiantly Resisting Attacks GERMANSARE FIGHTING FOR A MORAL VICTORY OVER ALLIES May French troops have fallen back to the eastern out skirts of where the battle continues yrltlt the French War Office announced Franco British the statement have fallen back to the heights south and southeast of wfeere they are holding positions between the Vosle and the Aisne A noteworthy point in connection the present great is the free dom allowed the military critics in their Henri for in Htanco Is allowed to say Inthe jour nal this morning that it was certain ly distreislng that the enemy succeed ed in capturing in one day our con quests of an admission which it Is considered virtuallycertain the previous censorship would not have Bldou who luis established him as one of the soundest and most ronservatvio military writers that the only true point of view in the present Jrcum3tances is one taking a general wide outlook and his article inspires confidence in the final result which Ife forecasts will be a repetition that incident to Germanys last two great Duet to the Death to the enemys ability to manoeuvre his reserves within the the fr6nt in a way Wliich ad mits of a crushing mass to be suddan ly thrown against any weak But the enemys he points is not to recapture territory but to obtain such a victory as will end the The Bidou round their violent effort in Hicardy checked after they had engaged 111 while their second effort in Flanders cost the services of fifty Vie argues that If the en eitfy had not pursued the logical course of following up those two par tial It is certainly because lie is unable to do so owing to the terrific cost in Is forcing liim to place in line recruits born in the first half of the year It is a duel to the he con and every hour in which Ger mans fail to obtain a decision increas es the imminence of her LET ACHIEVEMENT SPEAKRDOSEVELT Teddy Denounces FellowCoun try men For Doing So Much Boasting May that the war would have boon over a year ago if this nation had started to prepare three years ago as it should have and criticism for the gov ernment were tho feat ures the speech of Theo dore Roosevelt here last I thoro would have ever been a war if we had boon pre ho Most of the censorship which we have had I think is exceeding fool he 1 wish there had been a censorship on statements of what we are going to do should have been Six months ago we were going to the world with our Six months have We were going to have a large alrpluno The Germans built to moot that Wo wore not ready and our Eng land ami have had to ward off the Let achievement speak without The colonel declared that only the JOngllsh language should bo taught ip the grade schools and asserted that English should be the national language and Americanism tho na tional RETURNED A Canadian Atlantic May A British 8teamer having on board JOO civilians and one hundred offi and men of the Cana dian Expeditionary force arrived here thin morning froin Among the civilian jfmssengers on board is Sir John former lieutenant governor of Ontario AMERICANS Mfefl GERMAN ATTACK May Reuters The enemy coun ter attack on the new American positions was met by the Ameri can gunners with a hurricane of Wives of German Infantry man were stopped desd and thrown leaving large num bers of killed Or wounded on the Allied Airmen Create Great Panic in German Towns and Behind Lines May Reuters Ot tawa reports Ncon tlnue to show the Immense damage done and great panic caused by Brit ish air For in a re cent raid a huge bomb fell an im portant railway killing many soldiers and gutting railway build Another fell 150 yards from Mouse Iron which manufac tures an enormous quantityof rolling stock and threw the workers into a Bombs were also dropped on the Pieper Works at Herstal where thous ands are engaged in the manufacture of munitions and on a national ar The same day the squadron bombed with success large fac tories at Further reports regarding the raid on Cologne on Whit Sunday confirm that the town is panic Consent to This May British gov ernment has on religious and on such that so far as it is there shall be no air raids on cities not hi the vicinity of the battle front during the day time feast of Corpus This decision followed the request made by the AjchbisJaop Cardinal Von that in view of the serious damage done lately by British air raids in that city there should be no bombing there during tho time of the Corpus Chrigti proces Great Effectiveness May Reuters Ot tawa an instance of the great effectiveness of the continuous air raids which the British are mak ing day and night at different points behind the German where there are dense concentrations of a German prisoner stated that in the re cent air raid of the British flying squadron on Douai there were 300 soldiers killed and In addi tion tq great material damage 16 WERE May Fire eary destroyed a ward at the State Hospital for the resulting in the burning to death of least 4r eixteen other patients are anil five were badly one of whom afterward Italians at Great Mountain Heights Carry Out Opera tion Against Austrians ARE HARASSING THE AUSTRIAN FORCES TO GREAT EXTENT NOW Italian Army May of the brilliant mountain oper of the war was carried out by the Italians In the Tonale northwest of early particulars regarding which are now being The basin of Presna Lake was captured by Italian Alplni forty hours of fierce fighting against superior The Austrians were well entrench having at their disposal strong fortifications built before the begin ning of the and greatly ctregth ened since The groat Presna Mountain was reached by the Alplni after attacking four times under a heavy The enemy was finally overwhelmed by a bayonet The was rendered more diffi cult by the condition of the ground which was hard and slippery with late spring The Italians ad vanced up steep down preci pitous cliffs and over At Huge May brilliant vic tory of the Italians in the Tonale re gion was won by fighting on ground about feet above the amkl melting enows and everlasting gin The battle was remarkable on account of the highly specialized troops engaged and the mechanical devices The vast waves of Tonale dominating the Camonlca Plateau and the approaches to Paradise Pass had been neglected by both sides as a field for offensive but now becomes more Among the results of the Italian attack were blowing up by artillery fire of ah important Austrian munitions depot and the capture of two telegraph lines which run through Paradise The Italians were assisted greatly by a violent artillery required heroic efforts by Alpini to carry the guns to the mountain NEW SHELLS USED PARIS BOMBARDMENT May of shells discharged by the long range bombardment61 Paris which began again on Monday indi cates that new guns are being Larger shells are beingemployed than the calibre of the guns being 24 centimetres 9 inches instead The powder charge is greater and the detonation vbutXftie force of tho explosion does not secn to have A shell exploded yeaterday only a dozen yards from a man seated on a bench and did not injure Business Men Evidently Quite Satisfied With the Present Police Conditions Judging from the opinions express ed by those business men of the city who voiced their thoughts at the gen oral mooting of thfi board of trade last of the city is satiBtiel with the settlement of the Skelton controversy on the ground of Economy in the operationof the police The meeting was the largest the board pf trade has field for many the there being over iO President Marnocli intro duced the subject of police protection by stating that several business men In the city had expressed their desire to voice their opinions on the Vie asked the mayor to but the latter statrtl that he preferred to until others had expressed Nigger In Loverlng suto he was glad to know that the city hart which could found so easily to settle thn Skelton If settlement was made on the ground of he wanted to know wfcy the council aid not pui BUeHpn back in his old position and give him only as many policemen as the council thought the city could Then if gkel ton wished he could later He thought there a nigger in the woodpile Bishop Green thought be trunsac liou was satisfactory the pity had settled off a debt for As I to whether we need more police pro j is a different He i wan not whether we have protection sufficient or He thought tio people in power ought to be given the citizens There should be no fault Squabbling is not going to help us at Downer wanted to know how the JGOOO figure talked of was made Mayor Hardie Mayor Hardie then took the He declared there was no nigger in tho There never iswhere I I have no secrets from the peo It sowing be a question whether the Lethbridge Herald or I he city council is going to run the I make thn deliberate statement that not ten per cent of what the has said about me in the past aix months is The Herald has gone out of Its way to drag Into thiscon troversy ihe segregated urea The subject of the was not mentioned by me to theTVet If tho Herald had not butted we could have made an amicable settle ment with Captain But The Herald had to give absolute tion to everything which would better have been left The whole question resolved Itself into this Can the cityafford to up more to police the city un der Skelton I am using Skeltoiis own We tried to make an QN WE CONTINUE OUR Berlin Cartoon in Pittsburgh Idea Not Receive Much Support in Newspapers of By tho Asso ciated press is giving a great deal of attention to the sugges tion of allied intervention in the as well as Bolslieviki newspapers are unanimous in expres They say the occu pation of part of Siberia would not be disadvantageous for the Germans and might turn out badly for The Svohodu a constitution al democratic reiterates Us declaration of some time ago that Intervention is undesirable and that foreign assistance for Russia In this form would run counter to the normal nati6nal It adds We are still opposed in principle to foreign intervention and all that it would be bound to just as we are opposed to intervention by the Other newspapers speak in similar The Zaria also consti tutional says in discuss ing the military agreement between Japan and China It would bo short sighted not to see that here are new dangers for us vid It would bewailing to perform our duty to the country to pass by these dangers in Walnut Airplanes Bought Up Before Entered The War New May agents prior to hi entry of the United States into tho spent time and money throughout the in buying up black walnut such as are needed for airplane ac cordlng to chair man of the Army and Naval Commit tee of tho American Defense Guggenheim said last night that hejijid found this to be so after per sonal efforts made on Long Island to Induce property owners to offer their bladk walnut trees to the One of the men I have interview said Guggenheim is a prominent lumber He informs me that agmits of the German govern ment already have travelled through the North Shore Long Island buying up every availaDle black wal nut This dealer says that the German agents paid prices and were gluil to get even a single Some of the trees that were bought by these according to my Informant were many miles from a and the coat of hauling them to the cars was accordingly Needless to these pur chases by German agents were made before the United States entered the W3ATHER 4 and 66 39 IN GREAT German Advance on the Aisne Nearly Checked Americans Take Town Whole Force of lierman Fighting Machine Has Been Thrust at the Allied Line on the Aisne Have Retreated But Line Has Not Been CROWN PRINCtf FAILS TO WIN VICTORY HE DRIVE IS SLACKENING DOWN BRILLIANT FEAX Greatest in History of Crop Conditions Promising May Reuters tawa present condit ion of crop in the United Kingdom is very speaking and gives reasonable hope of at least an average years according to a report published thedirector of food production indicated that the total tillage area in the United Kingdom for the year 191718 will be well over four million acres with the highest acreage under barley and oats over recorded in the history of British ag under potatoes will be the greatest since Assuming thatafter deducting feed and light the entire wheat and barley one fifth of the oats crop and one quarter of the potato yrop could be made available for bread flour in case of these figures mean that the harvest of the United Kingdom in 1918 could provide a forty weeks supply for the entire pop ulation at the present scale of con sumption and on the existing bases of Reckoned in tonnage the net saving in shipping resulting from increased production of corn and potatoes in England and Wales alone should am ount in the coming year to During the year 191810 the United it Is added will be self supporting in bread stuffs for four fifths of the year as compared with one quarter of the year in 191718 and only onefifth of the year in With the French Army In May German of fensive made only slight progress Seeing the heavy masses opposed to the allies gave way in the centre and In some places the enemy crossed both the Aisne and the f SITUATION IN Foch has now the situation well in hand and French troops are be ginning to gain on the Germans advanced forces In a contest of No important line of com munication is yet threatened by the advance of the German crown Those on the scene declare It Is not toojnuch to say that an other 48 hours will see the Ger man drive definitely High praise is given the French reserves for the perfect order in which they are coming Into the fighting Not the least encouraging news yesterday was the brilliant suc cess of the Americansin the Mont Didier sector which all the news papers It was the first important action carried out alone All reports agree that they behavert like This Is best gury for the early when American help will Weigh heav ily In the J WERE May German troops who counter attacked last night against the American troops who captured west of Mont were repuls ed with heavy reports Reu ters correspondent at the Bri tish headquarters No Danger of Break May many respects the German attack on the Aisne aud its results bear a striking similarity to the opening of their offensive in The present movement how differs in n most vital that on this occasion there never has as was the case in Will REGISTER HERE May Reuters Ot tawa in the house of commons to a question regarding the bombing of hospitals on wost ern Andrew Uonar lian rellor of tho exchequer stated that the raid of May 18 had boon at Etaplos where tliore are a large number of A full report had been ask ed Replying to another Bomtr Law confirmed the report that tho government hud already entered into negotiations with a view to nr ranging u wide scheme for tho ex of follow ing the recent FrancoGerman agroe The negotiations unlim ited and would include as well aa prisoners of but ho not say whether the question of prffe onora interned in neutral would be 40 KILLED IN A MUNITION EXPLOSION May the Associated persons were killed orinjured and damage amounting to thirty million roubles was done through an explosion and fire on a munition traiu ut Kazan sta tion in tUe Volga That there will be between 5000 and 6000 Lethbridge people to register on Registration June 22nd Is the es timate of those in charge of the work The matter was discussed night at the board of meeting on a request from George Porter asking for the help of the board on this important The board is open to acceptsuggestions any time from any citizen who has anything to offer in the way of help to make the work of registration run and the suggestions will bo placed The and the Board of Trade have already enlisted their services as vol untary workers for taking the regis The schools ad the Great War Veterans club have been secur ed as but many other places wil bo required for that Is thought tibout 120 will be able to reg ister at ouch booth during the so that at least 50 booths will probably be HOPE TO SETTLE COAST STRIKE May adjustment of tha differences between the striking employees in the Pacific Coast ship yards and the is suggested in a telegram received by the minister of labor from Senator Senator who proceeded the coast after the strike in Winni peg was settled wires the minister that he and u conference with the employers and workmen Further he will be held today at whlgh he dopes the basis ol an adjustment will be danger of the allied lino being On the as soon as it was found the allies were unable to hold the crest orders were given for the retirement to the Aisne and the AngloFrench force made an Or derly retreat in perfect Points of similarity are that the Hermans discovered a weak point in the allied line and attacked in a sup1 eriority of five to Gas also again played an important the allied forces being compelled to wear gas masks for hours at a Tho brunt of the German onslaught was borne by ihe Sixth French army under General Necessity for Withdrawal With the French Army in Way allied command per ceived when the German offensive be gan that resistance on the lines then held would bo impracticable and of footed a withdrawal toward stronger positions in order to give the reserves time to come The enemy found5 both flanks were The Germans pushed forward as quickly possible all the troops at their The allies gave fighting Both the French and British troops on the I flanks fought with extraordinary courage and succeeded in the great odds nihst In some places were outnumbered ten to Tho enemy now has the Aisne at his back and may find himself in au awkward position when the allied re serves come into Allies Give May great Ger man military machine is in full mo tion along the Twentymile front in the Aisne River sector between Vail ly and and greatly out the British and French everywhere are giving According to the German official numerous towns anil villages in the fighting zone have been taken by the enemy and allied troops already have been made pri At last accounts the Germans wero endeavoring to press back the de fenders upon the Vesle which runs parallel with the and at several points had reached positions dominating the Vesle The of fensive is being carried out with the greatest for the German high command evidently is well ot the fact that General Fochs reserves have been reported to be coming up rapidly to reinforce tho hard pressed British and who are fighting valiantly against terrible and making wave upon wave of the en emy pay dearly in casualties for ev ery foot of ground American Tuesdays fighting in the vicinity of Mont IJidier will mark an in the war so far as the American troops are Here in an tack thy captured their first which lies a short distance northwest of Mont They also took several other objectives and held all of them in the face of at The Germans suffered sever losses in men killed or wounded In left behind them 200tjnen made among them two offi I The American casualties wero i iulatively The German official report announces the taking of Amer ican The report from lean only two Americans one in and the other iu the ville Brave May the tinues the War Office fighting is going on with varying suc cess on the heights of the southern bank of the Vesle Riverwhere tho French troops are bravely and admir ably defending their On Flanders May German ar tillery is active north of Albert ajjil in the Flanders oast of Ro becq the War Office The enemys fire increased locally east Arras and south of New American Line With the American Army in May American line now runs 150 to 200 yards east as a result of the successful The it has been had many outposts and machine gun placements in The Americans first offensive blow struck in a French tanks apparently did not v much to do us the American artillery already bad prepared the A bright sun came out us the due in their new ;