Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 30, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta
VOLyME XI. LETlIBlllDGE. ALUEHJA. IIII'I^SDAY. MAY :)0, I'.MH Nl'MRKR U:\ GERMAN DRIVE Germans Have 16 Miles In New Drive; Their Object Is Twofold X'ish to Capture Chalons Rail-^ay;ancl Widen Their Salient >-Drive is Noticeably Slowing Up, However -.---- ^ � rai'is,(Ma>'30.-As Uio liatUo �pvnrneds the eneiiiy'n purpoaii hn-oomcs plainer. II.' Is l.wo fol : TAILED AGAIN Paris, May SO.-An Buemy airplane was shot down by French anil aircraft guns during an attempted raid on Parts . last night. None of tho Oer--> man machines was ab)'o tc tly ; over the city. A few bombs > Were dropped fn the suburbs. AUSTRIA CANNOT' CCEPT ALLIANCE Max Harden Says Austria's Future Lies in Goodwill of the U.S. London, May 29.-Austria-Hungary cannot ai.'ccpt the new alllancft with Germany, sayg Maximilian Harden in an attack upon the agreement in Die j Zukiitrft, according to the Times. The ! German editor pours contempt upon 1 wha- be calls "the brilliantly organi/.-ed mndnoKs" which cousists in trying to make people belicTe that aft-sr the war will arise a "German and Ausiro-Hungarian community of wills" In iho political and economlc.BpbeTos. Austria-Hungary, in Harden's opin louwill havQ. something more urgen: than nonsense of this sorj.. to thi:ik about. He continues: � -' "Tbe deeply Indebted raplre will be able to,obtab� nowhere but lu the United^^tfttes-a- n>ii*:lb4n running into billions, but' AmerMa cannot be foified: 6n ..any battlefield by any victor t6:graiit this accommodation, and if Americans withhold tlie mopey even tho so-called switching off ot Industry which in Austria too is working only for war reciuirements, will become impossible. On the day that firing ceases, that artificial inflation of wages cannot longer be malhtalnod and an abyss will yawa and open wide. "It is not intelligible that Austria-Hungary should long for a termination ot the war that will leave her, the" possibility of an understanding 'with America? More than the good will of anybody else, Austria needs the good will of the United States." Hue Advance Envelopes Soissons, Threatens Reims, Allied Line Unbroken \ AX'X'iKr'^-i.'Byi.-oEr.i.s.i LEADERS OF THE ALLIES PHOTOGRAPHED AT PARIS CONFERENCE. Leaders of the allied armies and governmcnt.s photographed at a recent .conference in Paris. From left lo right: General .loftre, I'residont^ Poiniaro. of France; King George, ot ISngland; General Foch. leader o t tlic Allied armies, and General-Douplus Maig, leader of the British forces. Situation Looked Upon With Gravity in London, But Stil\ Confident That Allied Forces Can Stem the German ' Tide-Huns Unable to Extend Front of Advance WILL HOLD OFF WON'T GET PAPERS IN TIME. Toronto, May oO.-Helweon two and three thousand applications are l)oing �ooolved dally at the offices ot the teglstrar Gonoral at the Parliament buildings for "birth and .^marriage cor-llficatcs. Otflolals say that it is impossible to keep pace with tho de-inandji, Kvdn it tho rush were to Mop now, It will take two or three iveoka to-catch uii with the *work. HMiat means that Bevorol thousand men who hiive filed their appliuntiouH will not be able to carry their papers rhen provincial police start on Juno t to enforce tho iinvi' rogulations re-aulrihg men appai'ontly within the igea ot the first class under the Mill-Ui'y Borvlco Act to carry iiroot, Washington, May. 30.-^Memoriai Day this year carrying a deeper moaning because of tho fuller participation ot the United States in the war, and more algnificdnt because ot the new American graves "in France, was observed today by the American people as a "day of humiliation, prayer and tasting," in accordance with, the proclamation of President Wilson issuad in rosponso to a resoliitlon calling for the day's observance.' AVhilo in no manner was the honor aunuftlly shown to the veterans ^of past wars lessened, yet the thpunhrof the natibn largely wtia coiitred on the battlefields of Prancel. Both bouses ot congrMt stood ad journod to permit metiibers to observe Uie (lay. Practically .all ot the government departments atid bureaus were closed, v Copenhagen, May .;30,-r-Tho .JJerlln TaogllBcho Rnndschiiu'a(>or as sorts that the passage ot thei. meaS^ uro in this form Is BelteveU to be'assured. / OPERATINtih 64 FUBNACE8. Sliaroii, Pa, May; 30;'-^Tiie.;O�rno gio Steel Company Is operattug B4 of its E9 blast furnaces,. For a few days last winter tho company, hud! only all stacks in blnat, Ita low�af record. London, May 30.-(Via Reuters^^pt tawa Agency)-With the recent changes In the government In Ireland and tho arrest of Irish Sinn Fein leaders the parliamentary correspondent of the Daily Telegraph says ho under-Stands the British government con-sidi5i�-it desirable to refrain . from pressing forward at this time any thing calculated to produce a disturbance. A more settled feeling pre vails in Ireland and it Is hoped the improvement will grow In every direction. The Irish Home Rule bill Is not expected to bo ready for introduction for f[. few weeks and until then conscription will remain in abeyance. This Is believotl^to bo the policy in which tho lord lieutenant and the chief secret ary are in agreement with Walter Long, secretary for the- Colonies, and the war cabinet. Ireland seems to be setUing down in a wonderful manner despite the short time the new regime has been in existence, continues tho correspon-deft who has just returned from Dublin, The Nationalists and even some Sinn Feiners accept the coming of Lord French as Lord lieutenant with relief. Edward Shortt, the new chiif secretary ,al8o baa made.an eaCellent impression. ' BULLETINS CRUMBS FOR STARVING. ^London, May 30,-Bread crumbs are being coljected by school children in certain parts of Austria to be sent to starving chll(!lrert.^ln Croatia, .A nev/apaper in Sarajevo reports > that forty-eight boxes of bread crumbs were tfi�-patclied recently from that town, NOT BLED WHITE. Ames, Iowa, May 30,-"France Is not bled white. She isvholdlng, her own and ha( every confidence In the future," Lieut. Col. Eduouard De Billy, acting French high commissioner in the Unit�d States told 300 persons at the commencement exercises of lovya State College herey today. NARROW ESCAPE. Sherbrooke, Que., May SO-T-Tha* V.M.C.A, at Island Pond, Vermont, was destroyed by fire this morning and the fifteen inmates, mostly railway ampioyees, had a narrow escape.' As it was five men were Injured when they Ju'mpad from upper story windows to escape the flames, A trainman named Davidson was brought to Sherbrooke teday. Hi* condition is critical. W: F. McLBAN WILL HOT RESIGN SEAT Win. BUY IT pp. Detroit, May 30.-The corporation of the city of Detroit is planning to seiu the Detroit Unitaif railway and operate It for the duration of the war. After that It plans to purchase the entire feys--tem and end forever the continual wrangllngs that have, been going on for more than a quarter of century between the company and. the city. Toronto, May 30.-A constituent called on W. F. MacLean, M. P., for South York, with re-, gard to the p'ltition frem farm-' ers in Markhnm, asking him to ree'gn hl� seat if >ie did n;t appose conseriptlcn of f:�rmers. t deavor to secure a readjustment of the scale of wages offered, in a mariner which woMid make it acceptable to both sides. In case no satisfactory arrangements could be ,made, the commlttei: was empowered to apply at once to Ottawa for an arbitration board to consider the matters In dispute. EX-ROYALTIES RUSSLV ARE AGAIN MOVED Moscovi', Tuesday, May 28.-Alexis Romanoff, formerly the liuaaian heir apparent, and tlie daughters of the former emperor have arrived at Yekaterinburg, in the government of Perm, on the Asiatic aide'ot the Ural Mountains. ;The former emperor and ompi;eBS liftve been tit Yekaterinburg for several weoH/J, hawing biien removed from tobQl8k,/,81b6i?lif,' atto�''Hie reported discovery, o^ a cqnapiracy, to bring about th� escape ot Nlchdlas. Alexia renialQetl at Tobolsk tor a time on au-I QQUiit;o(l)HiottltU. Paris, May ,'30.-(Via Ueutars Ottawa Agondy.)-A eoml-official dispatch says that from Tilloy, which Is tour kilometres west of Rhoima, the fronf runs northward along the Aisne Canal forming a semi-circle two kiln-metror. before the town. Wo still holid Rhefm.s but if tho enemy pressure' is further accentuated southward, tho position being turned would become untenable. Despite the progress of tho Germans they have not effected a broach in Qtir lines. The whole front holds firmly. Moreover, the march ot the enemy is considerably slow pwlng to tho arrival of our reserves. Partial successes are valueless to the enemy, whose, only aim is a final victory. More Advantageous. Paris, May 30.-(Via Reuters Ottawa Agency.)-The Havns correspondent at the French front undd^ yesterday's date, states that tho position at present, as compared with JUucIi is much more advantageous to the allies. In March tho Indlsponslbll ity of unity ot action- has boeu realized in the midst of a battle which was the most dangerous menace yet endured. Roads were blocked, ha:u-perlng the arrival of relnforcemonts. It. was,only a week after the begiti-nlng of' tho battle that the enemy was detinitely held. Today tiie Anglo-Fronnh, submerged by assailants six or eight times their numbur, had given ground, bu"^ in perfect order and with methodical Slowness, and without losing contact for. a moinont. There were never gaps hetwoeu the British and French like thoso ot March, when tho gaps absorbed all the first rcintorceVnents to arrive. Today our masses of manoeuvre are arriving over open roads and are already in action. American Stone Wall. With the Brillsli Army in France, .May 30.-Another strong enemy counter attack against tho American troopa in tho Cnntigny sot;tor ^west of Mont Didlor, scorns to have met with a~com-piete ropulso, according to a brief report from the south. Usedv Many Men, London, May fiO.-In the initial onslaught Monday, the Germans ai'-e believed to bavo UHOd more divisionii than over, says iteutors correspondent with tlie British forces on the French front, writing Wednesday. The Fiflieth British Division near Craonne withstood a gas attack of three hours and hold tho Germans in the attempt to roacii tho Aisno tiatil, "themen^were drowned under the Gorman numbers." Tho same fate overtook the Froileh division to the right of tho fiflieth. After falling back, the flftiotli made a gallant attempt to rncapture Craonne bnt >vari defeated by machine gun fire from tho enemy tanks. In tho ond the fiftieth was obliged to fall iiack toward tho river. , lERICAN FRONT hundreds of Shells^ Thrown on Americans-Airmen Are Active With the German Army in France, May 29.-(By tho Associated Press.) -After a period of almost unprecedented quiet, the American sector northwest ot Tout suddenly becamo very active. I^ast night and today tho Germans threw over liundrods of shells ot all sizes and kept up a destructive and harassing tire. The >\,merlcan guns have been Just as busy and are giving tile eiieivy luoro than ho senda. The artillery duel continues atrongly tonight. German airplanes also were very active today, huT as a strong wind was blowing from Germany and American aviators were constantly on the alort, few enemy machines ventured to cross the linos. Those that did woro promptly driven back. There Avero several aerial battlea, but so fur there have beon no reports ot enemy machines having been brought down. THE GEf^MAN STYLE. Paris, May-v30,-Although the British government has promised \ not to carry out air raids today, the feast of Corpus Christi-on German cities, which are' not In the vicinity of the front, the German long range g^n has resumed the bombardment of Paris this morning. . The, firing began an liour earlier th�n: is usual. ^ GEI MIES London, May 30.-The Westphalia Gazette, according to the Amsterdam correspondent of tho Exchange Telegraph, says that Germany must begin a campaign in favor of colonial exp.:inalon In which Austria-Hungary be- nefit, especially by requlsltionB of tejiritory in Northern Africa. The � newspaper is quoted as taying: "Unless Germany and Austria acquire large colonies as the result of this war, their futdre will depend solely on the good pleasure of England and America," CH SOLD 10 (Sp^clal to ihc' Il(!rald> Mttclood, May 30.-The .Old Ferguson ranch on Bonver creek, located northw?^t 6t Macleod has been sold lo Dutch capitalists wivo are ropre-sijnted by .Mr. Alberta Fryllngj' the Netherlands Consul tor ^Alberta. Tho deal waa put through Frank' Nail of Calgary and the K.A.V. Realty Com-i)any of Macleod. . > : line. They are being thrown In to strengthen the defending forces whoro fhoy are iveakest In preparation for the placing of a � barrier to a further German advance. GRAVE SITUATION , London, May 29.-The news, from the 'front tonight is regarded here with tha utmost gravity. With Soisaons in the hands of the ' enemy and Rheinis closely threat- . �.ned. the question whetUer tho enemy's original intention was to make the fbruBt on tbe Alsna front his main operation had . arisen. Yesterday the situation seemed to be more hopeful, from tlic fact tlio two wings of the allied lino were holding firmly, but . the onomy has developed attacks ot such strength on both the ri^ht and left that this la no longer the case. The salient created at the out- ' set is being widened swiftly and, as one correspondent describea it, "the new battle is flooding over . the ground of the Marne battle." Tho Germans are in poaseasion of Fimes, an Important railway and highway junction town. They claim 25.000 prisoners, calthough thus far they have said nothing about tho number of guns Cfvptnr- in:;OR of teri'itorv. in competent circlea there is quiet * coutideuce in the outcome and signs are not lacking that the advancing waves shortly will bo stemmed. XJn-tty of command puta tbe allies In a bettor position than they were la the March offenaive. On that occasion the French detachments came into action on the third day and on the eighth the Gor-': muuR wore stopped definitely. To-day things go more quickly. The Germans have been obliged to loavQ their gima on the northern side of tho ,r(ver which can only be crossed at certain points which are highly vulnerablo to allied airplanes. The enemy is thus prevented from reaping tlie full benefits ot hia rapid advance. Jloanwhlle- the aillod reserves are ina.sfiing at certain points without any : ot the occasion that attended the similar movement in March. So well protected are the arrangemonls that |\an entire division . can bo moved by motor Struck from the Somme .to Rhellna in forty-eight hours ttnii It* rive without a button aiisaiaf, ; / Prompt Measures. ^ With tho French Army in Frahoe, ,, May 29.-Fresh enemy divisions have been brought forward hastily to take the place of those exhausted la the. advance of the. last throe daya and continued preasure op tbe alliea. Tlie territory south of the Veslo RIvisr, wliicli the Germans have croa-sed at several points, la moro dlffl- J cult tor the attack. , >, i Now that tbe alliell command hft4'' reached the concluaton that the.tsn^myj: ' intends this Vuati to be hia chtetf'fit',' U tack, prompt moaaiiros are being'