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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 31, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald VOLUME XL MAY NUMBER 144 The Abandonment of 1 Reims is Certain Now Huns Pressing Germans Threaten Reims and Abandonment Now Seems Certain In Short Time ifiUNS ARE BAFFLED BY VALOUR SHOWN BY ALLIED FORCES May Reutors Ottawa accordance with precedent established by vlotia the German ad vance yesterday slackened con elderably on both the centre and An encouraging feature as compared with the March drive js that the slackening occurred four but anxiety Is not The abandonment of Rhelms seems Tho Germans are nearlng the Marne the ParisChalone which IH the main communication between Paris and The battle line represents a wedge driven Into the allied front with its point about twenty miles from the lino of a week The main factor in arrest ing the enemy rush has been the arrival of allied but it is recognized that the allies have a difficult the task of pre venting a further development of the menacing enemy The has develop ed into a race against time for the Only now details are owing the tearful strain and itplendld heroism and comradeship in arms of the AngloFrench de which saved the situa and the inspiring confidence In the ultimate Corres pondents emphasize that the re treat over the Aisne was a most brilliant feature of both as regards calm generalship and theconduct of the t The ground was repeatedly defended to the last Officers were seen holding the bridges to the last moment when they blew them The out standing episode was the de fense of Craonne by a British and French colonial against double the number of whose initial gas attacks wero followed by an attack of tanks en ARE May by the valor of allied the Germans yesterday failed to en large greatly the pocket in the allied Even in the the enemy appears to have been held and the advance there is In accordance with their favor Itc manoeuvre the Germans ap are swinging their col umns eastward with the object of getting around Rlielma through VilleEnTardenois and the valley of the The bastion consti tuted by the ruined city and the high ground known as the Moun tain of Rheims is a menace to the German It is too strong to be attacked from in front with any chance of success so the en emy is trying to turn it from tbe GREAT Willie any progress by the Ger mans on French with the in evitable trail of ruin and desola tion strikes French hearts sore unswerving confidence with which the general public views the situation is most re No doubt is felf as to the outcome and there is weak ening in the resolve to fight on to the The Havas correspondent at the front who is considered to re flect official thus sum marizes the Situation Tlie rapid advance of tho en Amy is due to the temporary nu merical Inferiority of the allies which has completely changed the aspect of the It Is nec essary to go back to the begin ning of the war for an analogous This is a war where two armies manoeuvre under the open Under these conditions the momentary advance of an army and the capture of a town may mean The problem is more For its own reason our command did not find it rea sonable to give battle on the Som or in Flanders after the March It confined Itself to stopping the NO Shall we accept tills battle thla time as we formerly accept ed it on the Marne That is the secret of our The Ger mans have no illusions as to the value of the success they have They know we have several million troops forming in manoeuvring masses which they will have to If the enemy had the choice ground for the we have the much more important choice ef the field of battle in which Ger 4estiuleg will be teclded THE LATE ROBERTSON In 77th Toronto Refused a Knighthood Ross Rob proprietor the Evening home at 291 Shefbourne Street at this morn He had for two Hia illness began with an attack of front which he had a par tial recovery and ap peared to have bjieii pasieff llurlngfthlB of this week be seemed to be on the but hia condition became worse The family were present atthe time of his Robertson was in his 77th John Ross one ef the most famous builders of his head of Toronto was also famed as a his particular being the endowment of hospitals and child wel fare He js believed to have once refused a He was a direct descendant of Duncan ertson head of the clan of Struan Rob COVTINUKD OK DO NOT MINE E May newspapers do not attempt to minlnslce the Import ance of the German Gab riel Honotauz in L4 compares the strategic situation with that on the eve of the battle of the All the commentators however ex press copfldence that tbe high com mand will so dispose the allied act to restore the which IV Homme tybre considers to have reach ed its maximum point of gravity yes The Petit Parlslen says the government officials who saw the army chiefs yesterday returned in he evening still which it re garded as a good It is the resistance of the two wings of the allied forces which inspire the To take victorious ad vantage of the success they have so far the Germans must suc ceed In bending these two and all their efforts to do thla have up to this time Another reason for the confidence Is the arrival ofallied Be sides the mention In the official re port of the beginning of intervention by those tbe Echo de in a dispatch front filed at 2 today reports tbat the reserves are arriving on the battle ground with artillery and auxiliary ILLTREAT May me thods employed by German me dical authorities In treating nervous patients in military hospiUli in Munich resulted molts by the patients in which wards were wreck ed according to the Koslnjiehe Volka At tUe hospital was burned by the rebellious Tbe paper adds that electric shocks ot such strength are employed that the patients in Deputies a long ser ies of questions Ho fa the ich concerning tie reiorU ill reatment CALL fNJUNK May announcement wee made today that men will be called to thi during They will be ordered to report June but It has not yet been determined to what they can be ao the let of la for the present being FORCE AIM Mast Aid Germany in Military Way For Period of 25 Years May and Empire Telegraph has received the following dispatch from the Milan correspondent under date of Tuesday The Austrian and German public is Informed at last of the details of the military convention forced upon Emperor Charles during his recent so journ at German headquarters and the details as now published by the Oeutscli Volks arc bound to create a deep Tho new says the constfstof such clauses as the following His Majesty and the German kai ser and the king of Prusete one and hia high apostolic ma the kaiser of Austria and the king of on the form a close military alliance for twenty five during which both parties to the alliance pledge themselves to employ the entire strength of their peoples for military The allied nations of Germany and Aus triaHungary shall divert all their care to have their armies enter into any eventful future conflict fully and at the maximum of their HUN AIRMEN AGAIN RAID A HOSPITAL With the American Army In May airmen made a pretentious raid on the area behind the American lines In Picardy last dropped on all aides of of the largest hospitals in a town many to the rear of the Am erican and French wounded sold iers carried to cellars caves by American nurses and of the American Bed PEASANTS ARE May the Assoc iated revolutionary de tachments of demobilized Russian sol diery and peasants equipped with ma chine guns and artillery have risen in the district of in the province of in an attempt to seize governmental The Bol ahevlkl government has been asked to gend troops to subdue the revolution German while disarming Ukrainian troops today at Odessa were fired The Germans then arrested a number of important per sonages in the Black aea port and took them to the German army headquar Peasant disorders are spread ing throughout the province of May the steam ship Somali arrived at Gravesend yes terday from Bombay it was found that three members of the crew were suf fering from symptoms suggesting the bubonic Two one of Which ended proved to be the During the voyage several rats were killed by the store keeper and other dead rats were found in the store The ship is now moored off Graves It will be disinfected and the rats HUNS Asphyxiating fftses and mustard shells hav e no terrors for the French who the Huns 155mm That theposition of the men is extremely IB intlicated by tho fact that they are performing their duties while wearing gas BLACKMAILED THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR May cross examination after startling testi mony for the defense In the trial of Noel PembertdnBIIIIng on the charge of libelling Maude the and man ager ef the independent Captain Harold Spencer declared today that In he had thlp report to the chief of the Brrileh general etaff In writing We am belflf undermined In Italy because the British ambas sador Jn Italy Is being black mailed by the Germans and la afraid to send Information to Eng Captain Spencer added that the ambassadors name was also on the let prepared by German sec ret of fiftyseven thousand men and Must Show the French Their Strong Says German Newspaper May mot Including the defeat of the French are responsible for the German thrust on the accord ing to ft suggestion in the Rheinische Westfaelische Zeltung of We are on the right It with this for all political con siderations imperatively demand that we should show the French our strong Well considered strat egic plans were at the bottom of our blow at We do not criticise but political questions cannot be Even if the British are expelled fromthe continent the war would not end they could land behind the Loire or entrench themselves on their own Islands and continue the naval The French army mutt be given a good That ie a preliminary condition to any poss ible peace on the BOMBARDMENT ON ITALIAN FRONT May official ataWment from the War Office to day There was desultory artillery In the the Vallagarlna and the Valarsa and on Aslago Plateau enemy de fensive works and enemy troop movements ware bombarded ef frustrated a surprise at tack at Clma A hostile petrol counterattacked at Cortel Some prlsonere1 remained In our Heavy Rains Are General Over All Southern Alberta All Men Apparently of First Class Must Prove They Are Not June will bring in a number oE new regulations affecting the people Besides being the last date for the registration of young men tomorrow is the day when ail men apparently in Class 1 tinder the Military Service Act must carry papers showing reasons why they should not be in and these papers at the request of any police officer at any timeafter this This order will men 19 to yearsof though men who jnay be older or younger but who ap pear to be within the above ages will do well to carry birth certificates gave themselves What In the case of unmarried cer tificates of exemption will be neces In the case of married be tween 19 and 34 certificates showing that they are married will be neces A marriage a certificate from two citizens to the effect that the bearer is married will Men of Tomorrow is the last day for regis tration of young men of 19 years of According orderincoun cil on April 20th every male British born subject born on or since who has attained the age of 19 years must register with re gistrar of the military district in which he and in the case of Alberta that would be Registrar Carson of Registration must be made direct to him by regis tered it is believed there are 4000 young men of 19 in this but it may be pointed out that many of these have already at is the coae In Lethbridge where a large number them enlisted vol untarily with the Mounted Police while others have gone either with the Royal Air Force or with the 78th Reports from Calgary yes terday were that only about 800 of the estimated 4000 nineteenyearold men of the province had sent in their registration papers giving their name in date of place of resi dence and the usual post office ad Southern is one broad smile this From two to fire hours of steady rain is enough to make the whole country laugh and be and that Is what Southern Alberta got dur ing the night hours and this All along the Aldersyde the Macleod branch and to Crows Ilia rain lasted from five to fIs hours aud was very heavy at Even as near Lothbrldge as Noble ford tbe rain kept up throughout the From Nobleford north it start ed at 8 oclock last night and rained most ot the nigbt and was raining again this rain ejteoded as far east ae the Cameron ranch and is believed to the whole district along the Retlaw branch of the Blast and south of Lethbridge and In the city the rain was not BO but lasted for a couple of hours with a good steady downpour this Lethbridge city got less than other the rain appearing to circle The entire district was pretty well The rain went as far east us and the Foremost as far as ceu be learned got a food deal of Tbe rain came at very opportune Another week of dry weatber would have shown serioua With tbe crops so well tbe presentrain followed by warm wea work absolute CONTROL EXPORT OF May Canada Food Board today Issued nitlces to in grain that after June 1 all buck and beans will be under the jurisdiction of a board Of grain supervisors for with headquarters at After June all ap plications for permission to ex port any of these grains must be made to the board of grain su pervisors instead of to the Can adian Food Board as ARE SATISFIED We returned with the Im pression that as tbe day advan ced the situation became more Erne president of the Army Com mittee of the Chamber of Depu who accompanied Prem ier Clemepceau to the front said to Marcel of the Rpho de OB bit arrival in Germans Continue Their But Are Gaining Little New Ground Now DRENCHED WHOLE VILLAGES WITH GAS May In their reprisals against peasant disorders in the Ukraine drenched several villages near Kiev with according to a Petrograd dis patch to the Dally adds the whole commu nities were Total Killed Wounded and Missing Total May in the British ranks reported during the month of May reached a to tal of The losses were divided as follows Killed or died of officers men 518 wounded or offi cers men British casualties reported week by week have recently been running near the forty thousand evidently representing the losses sustained during the heavy fighting that started with the be ginning of the German offensive In The total reported dur ing April was only the lists did not begin to reflect fully the effects of the casualties sus tained in resisting the German thrusts In Picardy and Flanders until the beginning of British Refrained From Bomb ing But Huns Bombarded Paris May shell from a German long range gun struck a Paris church An official statement making the announcement adds This fact should be compared with Cardinal Hartmanna request to the British government that Cologne should not be bombarded feast of Corpus This Is an other example of German bad for the least that could be expected that Germany would have the same forbearance toward Paris as was asked for Resumed Work May German long range bombardment of Paris was re sumed early this Were Net May proces sions in celebration of the feast of Corpus ChristI were not held In the archdiocese of Cologne Ac cording to the Cardinal Von forbade the for fear of allied war at the request of the civil and military au The British government had prom toed Cardinal Von Hartmann that there would be no bombing of Cologne during the time of the Corpus Christ procession in that The request was made by the Cardinal through the Serious damage had been caused in Cologne recently by British NO SETTLEMENT SHIPYARD STRIKE May seems to be no settlement of the shipyards Htriko in eight according to represen tatives on both sides to tho dispute this Yesterday the em ployers consented to amendments to shop rules objected to and to meet the Pacific Coast American scale of pay undertaking to revise it from time to time as the coat of living The men held out for an in creased scale based on what the Am erican employees will demand on Aug ust first with revision every six mon ths REFUGEES May refugees from Chateau Thier ry on the other points arrived in Paris during night and sent onward toward the centre of They had been ordered to evacuate tfieir homes and be carried on motor trucks to tbe nearest rall The Have Been Un able to Extend Scope of Their Offensive ARE CONTINUING i THEIR BIG RUSH RESERVESSENT UP May allied left Hank on the Aisne front has been forced back by vio lent attacks on te Ailette Riv it is announced Near Soissons and further south German attacks broke the French maintaining their In the centre the Germans made a slight ad vance north of the Further east and northwest and north of all tha German efforts were in The French by a counter at tack won back the town oft west of May extreme point of the German advance is Le about two miles north of the River accord ing to an outline of tho battle front as marked out by the paper the Havas Agency The fighting It Is de runs as follows north of Soissons it describes a west of that city and rejoins the River Crlse south of Then It goes to follows the Soissonn Chareau Thierry Road until near i where it bends couth esct to Grand thence leaving MulchyLes it Nanteuil Notre Dame and advances to ward the Marne to Conrpoll and Lecharmel which marks its extreme southern Through Savigny and Thillois it runs northeastward to the environs ot CONTINUE RUSH continued to rush for ward south of according to the latest advices reaching butneither Chat eau Thierry nor Dormans have yet fallen into their Thera is reason to hope that Chateau the population of which baa fled will be Chateau Thierry ten south of FereEnTardenois whila Dormans le six miles south ot Both towns are oa thv River 40 DIVISIONS May Ger man divisions are engaged in the i Aisne battle and forty more divis ions are in says a dis patch from Reuters correspond ent at French the dispatch that the enemy may strike another blow for Amiena but for the he appears to be throwing his entire strength into the in Fierce it is add attended tHa capture of Sola sons by the The city is reported to have been Wednesday NEAR May by the German artillery la the Vil lersBretonnaux east ot and in the Albert region to the is reported today by the war There has also been lively gun fire from the es emy lines on the Flanders between Fcstubert and the Clar ence With the British Army In May the Assoo lated bio Brit ish hospital was bombed by Ger man airmen early yesterday mprn Ing and once more many medical workers and several patients were killed or The hospital caught fire after a large section of the building had been demolished by the A few women nurses were among the tlain and bodies together with those of a considerable number more of the personnel and patients are burled In the according te the Iffe ;