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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 30, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald MAY HM8 GERMAN DRIVE NIMBEK 143 Germans Have 16 Miles In New Drive Their Object Is Twofold Wish to Capture Chalons Rail jvaysand Widen Their Salient vDrive is Noticeably Slowing However r Paring battle the enemys purpose be comes It Is two First of eighteen miles south Of the Vesle flows the Marne which with the one nf the great avenues of approach to Along its course runs the Chalono the main eastern To gain a footing In tho Marne or even approach within artillery range of would be an appreciable n That is sufficient to show the Germans continue to push auuthward so Their ad vance am ounted to only three and a half miles against five and a half miles on the days attack and seven on the This indic ates the growing force ot the op position which the enemy is en The second objective which the Gorman staff considers even more judging by the efforts made at is to broaden the salient to the By enlarging the action there the German crown prince Intends approach nearer tb Paris on the Tho French commend is fully aware of the Importance of this Although Soisson was evacuated to prevent needless sac rifice of menf the French hold all the leading roads out of the Heavy fighting still lies ahead of tile most om potent to expressan opinion are now satisfiea that the Grirtttti drive will be stopped In thehear WAS A STRONG POSITION May special cable tf the Mall and Empire from London says The Craonne the of which the Germans have starting from the valley of the Ailette was consid ered one of the strongest points la the French on account of the formidable artillery fire which held Relying on this artillery the line In this sector wafe If the Germans intend to go after it is pointed out they will endeavor to develop their gains along the line on which they have started but if their object is to split theal lied nrniics and cripple tho chan nel ports they will strike for They probably struck where they did in the hope that they would bo The original attack was made with only two att against fortyfour on March which Xserved to give it the appearance ot Tho sector attacked was held y the French sixth under General Miastre and four or five British divisions were on the right between BerryAuBac and Bermi a gap known as tho Laon because it passes under Btitte da Craonne straight to They hold their but when the French centre bent back they had to retire and now hold a line in tho Aisne Between Jolnl Court and where they are repelling the No Break There been no break the but the salient created by the German push is one which they cannot be allowed to pre serve military experts a couriter attack is probably BOW being The German progression the ia regarded as serious probably surprised tlie Ger mans The allied re serves are now being brought and It Is Confidently expected the will be greatly modified if not actually straightened TAILED AGAIN May1 An airplane was shot down by French ahtl aircraft dur Ing an attempted raid on Paris last None of tho Qer man was ta fly over the A few bombs were dropped Irt the ACCEPT ALLIANCE Max Harden Austrias Fut ure Lies in Goodwill of the IN INTENSITY Hun Advance Envelopes Threatens Allied Line Unbroken Situation Looked Upon With Gravity in But StilV Confident That Allied Forces Can Stem the German Unable to Extend Front of Advance LEADERS OF THE ALLIES PHOTOGRAPHED AT PARIS of the allied armies and governments photographed at a recent in From left to right General of France King of England General leader of the Allied and General Douglas leader of the British May cannot the new alllanca with says Maximilian Harden in an attack upon the agreement in Die according to the The German editor contempt upon what he calls the brilliantly ed madness which consists in trying I to malic people believe that after the war will arise a German and Austro Hungarian community of wills in the political and in Hardens Ionwill something more urgen nan nonsense thjs to think He continues deeply indebted empire will be able obtain uwhere but iu the Unitedf running in to but America cannot be battlefield by any vic tor this and it Americans withhold the money even the socalled switching off of industry which in Austria too is working only for war will im On the day that firing that artificial inflation of wages cannot longer be and an abyss will yawn and open It is not intelligible that Austria Hungary should long for a termination of the war that will leave the possibility of an understanding with America More than the good will of Anybody Austria needs the good will of the United W McLBAN WILL RESIGN SEAT WONT GET PAPERS IN May two and Ihroo thousand are being dally at the the Registrar General at I he Parliament Buildings forTiirth and marriage car Officials say that it ia im possible to keep pace with the de Kveu if the rush were to stop it will take two or three iveeka up with the That means that several thousand Bien who filed their applications Will not be able to carry their papers When provincial police start on June I to enforce the new regulations re miring men apparently within the of the first class under the Mill Sorvicu Act to carry TOMEMORU May Day this year carrying a deeper mean ing because of the fuller participation of the United States in the and more significant because of the new American graves In was ob served today by the American people as a day of prayer and in accordance wlth the proc amation of President Wilson issued in response to a resolution calling for the rtayH While in no manner was the honor annually shown to the veterans ot Jast wars yet the thought of UH nation largely was centred on the battlefields ot Both houses of congress stood ad lourned to permit members to observe the Practically all of the gov ernment departments and bureaus were May Taegllgche it learns from a reliable source compro mise has been on the Prus sian Franchise Reform after a conference between the Conservatives and National The compro mise contemplates direct and equal except that ad ditional vote to be granted electors over forty years old and a second ad ditional voto for electors having their own that to exclud ing1 all persons who are in tfce em ploy of Tbe newspaper as sorts that the passage ot the meag lire in this form U Relieved to be as OPERATING 64 Oarue gle Company is operating 54 of lid blast For a few days luat winter tho company had pnly 2it stacks lu Its lowest record May tawa the recent chan ges in the government in Irelandand the arrest of Irish Sinn Fein leaders the parliamentary correspondent of the Daily Telegraph says he1 under stands the British government con desirable to frdra pressing forward at this time any thing calculated to produce a disturb A more settled feeling pre vails in Ireland and it is hoped the improvement will grow in every dir The Irish Home Rule bill IB not ex pected to be ready for introduction for few weeks and until then conscrip tion will remain in This believedHo be the policy In which the lord lieutenant and the chief secret ary are in agreement with Walter secretary for and the war Ireland seems to be settling down In a wonderful manner despite the short time the new regime has been in continues the correspon dent who has just returned from Dub The Nationalists and even some Felners accept the coming Of Lord French as Lord lieutenant with Edward the new chref secretary has made an excellent BULLETINS CRUMBS FOR May crumbs are being collected by school chil dren in certain parts of Austria to be sent to starving children In newspaper In Sara jevo reports that fortyeight boxes of bread crumbs were dis patched recently from that NOT BLED May Is not bled She is her own and has every confi dence In the Eduouard Oe acting French high commissioner in the United States told 300 persons at the commencement exercises of Iowa State College NARROW May at Island was destroyed by fire this morn ing and the fifteen most ly railway had a nar row As it was five men were Injured when they Jumped from upper story windows to es cape the A trainman named Davidson was brought to Sherbrooke His condition is WILb BUY IT May corpora tion of the city of Detroit it plan ning to the Detroit United railway and operate It for the du ration of the After that it plans to purchsse the entire tern and end forever the continual wrangling that have bsen on for more than a quarter of century between the company the May constit uent called on forSouth with garci to tho petition from farm ers In asking him to resign his seat if he did net op pose conscription of MacLean oild was not going 5o resign tha1 on tifs hs farriers in at Ivjamsotirjas the latie conttW thathe was for conscription and would support Its 4 Unionist member for SoUth Perth has also declined the invitation of his farrrer constit uents to resign on acojnt of his attitude on GOT CLEINCEAU Left a Town a Few Min utes Before Uhlans Arrived MUB5H1 May Clom onceaii had the narrowest possi ble escape from falling into the German hands accord ing to the Petit left a certain point on the front short ly before the arrival of a patrol of forty When the Ger entered the little town the premier had just They cor nered a few of the French who had includinga gen eral who was examining positions with a field the newspaper The general was killed in the MONTREAL MEN MAY SltUKE May The battle alonR tho fighting front continued all night with Hie French maintain ing the western outskirts of Sois the War Office announced Northwest of HhelrnB the FrancoBritish forces broke all the German assaults and main tained the defensive French reserves are continuing to arrive on the front and the Gorman advance is being resisted with great The Germans made repeated at tempts to break through the de fense in the Soissons but were each time held up by the determined French In tho centre of the German advance fighting is taking place iu the neighborhood of approximately eighteen miles south of the where the German attack was launched on REPULSED May German attack on a strong allied position In northwest ot Festu was RESERVES With the French Army In Wednesday May the Associated reserves are now taking up poaitiohs the battle May resolu tion passed unanimously at two great mass meetings of the Mon treal Street Railway employees yesterday states that the counter offer of the company in response to the demands of the men was not complete and the employees dtclded to a ax the executive board once more to see the man agement of the company in an en deavor to secure a readjustment of the scale of wages in a mariner which woMld make it ac ceptable to both In case no satisfactory arrangements could be the commlttos was empowered to apply at once to Ottawa for an arbitration board to consider the matters In EXROYALTIES RUSSIA ARE AGAIN MOVED May formerly the Russian heir and the daughters of the former emperor have arrived at Yek in the government of on the Asiatic side of the Ural The emperor and empress have been at Yekaterinburg for sev eral having bqeu removed from reported discovery at a conspiracy to bring ahqut the escape of Alexis at Tobolsk or a time ac Ot tawa semiofficial dis patch says that from1 which Is four kilometres west of the fronf runs northward along the Aisne a semicircle two kilo metres before the We still hqlld Rhetms but if the enemy pressure is further accentuated the position being turned would become Despite the progress of the Ger mans they have not effected a breach in our The whole front holds the march of the enemy is Considerably slow Bowing to the arrival of our Partial successes are valueless to the only aim is a final More May Via Reuters Ot tawa Havas corres pondent at the French front undoY yesterdays states that the posi tion at as compared with March is much more advantageous to lie In March the Indispensibil ty of unity of actionhas been real ized in midst of a battle which was the most dangerous menace yet Iloade were ham pering the arrival of was a week after the begin ning of the battle that the enemy was definitely Today the Anglo submerged by assailants six or eight times their had giv en but in perfect order iind with methodical and with out losing contact a There were never gaps between the British and French like those of when the gaps absorbed all the first reinforcements to Today our masses of manoeuvre are arriving over open roads and are al ready in American Stone With the British Army in May strong enemy coun ter attack against the American troops in the Cantlgny Hcetor xwest of Mont seems to have met with frcom plete according to a brief re port from the Many May the Initial on slaught tlie ffermans ara be lieved to bavo used more diviKionti than eays Ueuters correspondent with the British forces on the French writing The Fiftieth British Division near Craonne withstood u gas attack of three hours and hold the Germans in the attempt to reach tho Aisne qutil the drowned under the Ger man Tho same fate over took the French division to the right of the After falling the fiftieth made a gallant attempt to recapture Cra onne but defeated by machine gun fire from the enemy In the end the fiftieth was obliged to fall back toward the Hundreds of Shells Thrown on Are Active With the German Army May the Associated a period of almost unprece dented tlie American sector northwest of Toul suddenly became very Last night and today the Germans threw over hundreds of shells of all sizes and kept up a destructive and harassing The American guns have been juat as busy and are glv ing the enercy more than he sends The artillery duel continues strongly German airplanes also were very active buT us a strong wind was blowing from Germany and Am erican aviators were constantly on the few enemy machines ven tured to cross the Those tha did worn promptly driven back There wero several aerial battlea but HO fur there have been no reports of enemy machines having beeu brought THE GERMAN the British government has promised not to carry out air raids the feast of Corpus German which are not in the vicinity of the the Ger man long range gpn resum ed the bombardment of Paris this The firing began an Jiour earlier than May West phalln according to the Amsterdam correspondent of the Exchange that Germany must begin a campaign in favor of colonial expansion In which AustriaHungary will be especially by requisitions of territory in Northern The newspaper is quoted as raying Unless Germany Mid Austria acquire large colonies as the re sult of this their futuYe will depend solely on the gpod plea sure of England and SOLD TO DUTCH CAPITALISTS Special to Uie Herald May old Fergu son ranch on Benver located northwest of Macleod has been sold to Dutch capitalists who are repre by Alberta Frylinftthe Netherlands Consul for The deal was put through Frank Nail of Calgary and the Realty Com pany of They are being thrown lit to strengthen the defending forces where they are weakest in preparation lor the placing of a barrier to a further German ad GRAVE SITUATION v May news from the front tonight is regard ed here with the utmost With Soissons in the hands of the j enemy and Rhelms closely threat the question whether the enemysoriginal intention was to make the thrust on the Aishe front his main operation had Yesterday the situation seemed to be more from the fact the two wings of the al lied line were holding but the enemy has developed attacks ot such strength on both the riht md left that this Is no longer tha Tho salient created at the outr set is being widened swiftly as oue correspondent describes the new battle is flooding over the ground of the Marne The Germans are in possession of an important railway and highway junction They claim although thus far they have said nothing about tho number of guns Dispatches from the front speak ot the fine cooperation between the French and British In the re Considerable comment has caused by the fact that Field Murshal who in the opening phases of the Aisne oper reported their has ceased since ings announcement to make reference to WILL DAM May German will soon be says a semioffi cial statement issued today summariz ing the situation between the Bhelms and The note Germans again progressed I on the one hand they failed to pierce our on the other it is comforting to observe that their march was slackened ably by the arrival of our As these come Into play the bal ance will gradually be restored and so on the German flood will The French command retains diminished confidence as It ia on the power of our resources and In comparable valor of the Fighting Against May violence narks the progress of tho fighting south of the The aerraana are fixhttng and ary inir every ounce kt weight of man power into the i On the centre the enemy has again pushed but hio efforts to broaden his advancing front have met The allied wings hnve been obliged to give aonvs This action was carried one alowly and the full price was exacted from the Sjissons has gone and the British have fallen baplc to wards but in either case the enemy has only won a couple of In competent circles there is quiet confidence in the outcome and signs are not lacking that the advancing waves shortly will be Un ity of command puts the allies in a better position than they were in the March On that occasion the French de tachments came into action on tha third day and on the eighth the niuus were stopped To day things go more The Germans have been obliged to leave their gunson the northern side of tho river which can only be cros sed at certain points which are high ly vulnerable to allied The enemy is thus prevented from reaping the full benefits of his rap id Meanwhile the allied reserves are mussing at certain points without nny I of the occasion that attended the sim ilar movement lu So well protected are the arrangements that entire division can be moved by from the Somrae Kheima in fortyeight hours and rive without a button Prompt With the French Army in May enemy divisions have been brought forward hastily to take the place of those exhausted in the advance of the last three days and continued pressure OH the The eouth of the which tlie have sel at several is moro diffi cult or the Now that the allies command has reached the conclusion intends this rush to be hip prompt measures are being tail en to the ;