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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 1, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME'XI. LETHPy�)Gi Military In Control City Quebec Now snasBsSBasMtfBaBBsaum Rioters Have delivered An Ultimatum to the Govt. To Remove Objectionables. hardware stores were looted of Ammunition supplies Quebec, Apr. 1.-The military authorities under the command of Oanaral Lsaeard, Inspector-gsner-al at Canada, acting with tha civil police, took over tha administration of the city of Quebec today and drew up plane to checkmate the rioting element here and alao to round up the ring leader* who have been fomenting trouble during the laet three days. Oeneral Leeaard thia morning had conaultatlona with Mayor Lavlgueur and Sir Lomer Oouln, premier of Quebec, In oonnectlon with the enforcement of law and order under the regime of military and police. A careful inquiry waa alao aat on feat into chargee that certain men who are known aa paofea-alonal agitators ware sent In from outside points to create disturbances. All public gatherings where the dleturbanees could be discussed were forbidden by the military authorltiea today. This order cancels a meeting which waa to have been held in Jacques Cartier Market Plice by) Armand Lavargne, Nationalist politician, tonight. HUN PRINCE KILLED Amsterdam,' Mar. 31-Prince . Emich Krnst, cider son of Prince Emleh of Lcinlngeir, baav. heen killed lending a stottalngv company of a grenadier regl-i.ient, according, to tno Local Ansleger of Merlin. He was 22 years of age, and unmarried. U.S. WARSHIPS MONDAY, APHIL J, 11S Nl MBKR 93 Montreal. April 1.-The Gasettr. In an editorial tula morning on the Quebec disturbances, says that only by the prosecution 'and punishment of the rtng leaders In the trouble can the civil authorities save what muy be left of their repute aa men fit to fill responsible public positions. Further one" Oaa*t*jrwys: "The civil authorities have failed in their duty. To read that the police looked-M indifferently while .property Mitt MacAOAMS, M.P.rV, A truest In Lethbrldge Battfrflsy. who emphasises the need of greater sacrifices for the people at home. STERN NECESSITY FOR STILL FURTHER - SACRIFICES HERE This is Memafe Brought From War Zotit By Mitt Mac* Adams, N. P. P. '' i A message of courage and cheer, but a message nevertheless of the stern necessity for greater self-sacrifice and determination to bend every effort towards the winning of the war. In brought from the scene of war by Miss MacAdams, soldiers' representative In the legislature, and who spoke to Lethbrtdge people on Saturday evening. Miss MacAdams. who in tha army holds the rank of lieutenant, and who presents ,a. very atrlllng ^noarance In .her uniform of blue, haa pen chfdf-f dtetfUen In one of the Canadian hospitals in England for two years. She has been over much of th* ground at the front that 1* now the scene .of tt# Successfully Used Deoth Char-, gen While Cutting Wake of Subs [Within Year of Taking of Ridge From Huns, Another Attempt Is Expected CANADIANS QUITE READY TO BLOCK ANY SUCH ATTACK London, Marlh SI.-Three encounters In which American destroyers sank German submarines are described in it series of accounts of successful submarine battles published yesterday. The accounts follow*: "The first American destroyer sighted the enemy submarine on the port bow and proceeded at full speed in the enemy's direction, who submerged. The American officers cut the enemy's wake, which showed fee was running underneath the surface from starboard to port. As the tier-man passed under the stern of the American boat, the latter dropped a depth charge. The wake, which had been plainly visible on the starboard never appeared on the port side of tho destroyer, lea of oil came (By the Canadian Overseas Correspondent). Canadian �*rmy Headquarters in tho Kleld, Apr. 1.-On Faster Monday, a year ago. Canadian soldiers. I moving mightily to the attack, cap-tared Vlmy Ridge. This Easter 8un-|i day the soldiers of the,Dominion arc united with the British troop? norfh of the Bourne, In defense of the southern Hanks of the^e heights, which dominate) no much of the vital coal areas of Northern France. Canadian guns played a part In rte-fendln% the German onslaught against the.positions opppsMe Oppy and Gav-rolle Uet Thursday. Attack atopped Eartf yeaterday morning German preparations for a fnrther attack were effectually defeated by the mass W. McC. MOORE * Manager of the Lethbridge exhibition. Mr. Moore waH formerly eon iierted with the Kdmonton exhibition staff and is highly trained in this work. were dropped and oil came to the surface. This submarine wbb apparently lying in wait far another convoy which was approaching from aa opposite direction." ~Trr Wkuw � eVery" resident of the province. How can we In the (ace of mob rule In Quebec city, conffdnt'the people of Ontario? The seed of sedl-ttoii haa been sown and the fruit thereof,is being reaped. Soldiers have been summoned to replace an ineffective civil force, mob rule has heen in evidence in a city of aspirations to become the capital of Canada. It may bo said that there Is a limit to patience. "Thus far shall thou" go and no further' may be said to the people of Quebec, .whose turbulent spirits are destroying a great civic opportunity." Temporary Peace Quebec, April 1.- Peace haa been restored in this city,, at least temporarily. The unruly element which has been creating trouble here haa accepted as assurance given them by Armani! Lavergne, tho noted Nationalist politician,, that If they desire to be free from attacks by the militia, they  must not disturb tha peace. Mr. Lavergne has also given the military authorities, to understand that the patrolling or the streets by outside battalions should cease as these military demonstrations antagonlie the people. Th,e leaders or the rebellious faction have virtually served an ultimatum on the government, that out-of-town troops, which include Toronto and western units must be withdrawn and that the personnel of the Dominion police force which has heen applying the Military Service Act must � be changed, Some of the men who appear to have a great influence with the crowds have mentioned that the government would be given awo days in which to make the changes desired. Condemn CI' ll-Authorltlea Montreal, April 1.-Strong condemnation of the mayor and police officials of Quebec city for thjelr attitude In connection with the damage by mobs together with an urgent appeal to the Dominion government to place tho whole province of Quebec under martial law and give enforcement of the Military Service Act into the hands of .the military authorities was voiced by- the recently organized Imperial Order ot the Sons of Bn>pire, a resolution to this effect was passed and copies will be sent to members of parliament and the premier of Quebec. A Cavalry Charged Mob. � Quebec, March At the drill mall.last night a mob ot about 10,000 Aireatennd to storm tho building and liberate men held under the Military ervlce Act, but the cavalry on guard barged the mob. dispersing it. AJ nniber of men were slightly injured" and a number of horses cut. Early this morning a mob pillaged a bard-ware store, securing fire arma. In the Roman Catholic churches today a letter waa read from Cardinal Begin praying the population to remain vnanjh>ase. who asa .assigned. - r. - ... -..-t.....- FIELDS RUMANIA Copenhagen, Mar. 31. - The Tasgllsone Rundschau of Berlin says that the agreement between Germany and Rumania regardlm the petroleum industry will secure for Germany the utilisation of the Rumanian oil fields for tfU neat m yeara and exclude all other countries. Germany haa ae-eured occupation, which, It is pointed out, will guarantee this. Thua Human la wllMnay part of Germany's war coat, the value of the monopoly being estimated at millions of dollars. aameideterminatlon to bo worthy of the great record of the Canadian corps. For days our men Ijave waited to take their part in the world's greatest struggle. They will take it worthily HAD TERRIBLE IXPKftlBNCS Bt. John. N. B, April 1.-A steamer arrived yesterday with a email party of returned officers among whom was Lieut. F. W. Grlmwode. an Australian aviator who Is enroute borne after a Verrlble experience in a German prison camp. \ EVADERS ARRESTED. Ban Francisco, Cel., March 30.- Sixty-nine suspected evaders of the selective draft act were arrested today by department of Justice ppera-Uvea on a Pacific vesael which was) preparing to depart tor North Pacific ports. The raid was the result of Information that a number ot young men were planning to work In Alaska canneries to escape the draft. Huge Liner Attacked, Btit Not L Sunk-Were No Pagsen-gers   BOMBARDING PARI* + ONCE MORE  Paris. Apr. l-The bombardment of Paris by lerg range German suns was resumed this afternoon. New York, N.Y., Apr. 1.-The stssmshlp Celtic, one of the biggest Whits Star liners, waa attacked and torpedoed by a German aubmarlne, according to reliable Information received today In marine circles here, during a 'voyage from England to America. Efforts are being made to ssve the vessel, which lt/ Is beHsved, earrled no passengers. The Celtic has a gross tonnage of 2 jMjMtl*" ef e�naorla*�n In lrs> Rsln sr Bloat V said this dealer, "where a farmer put a mortgage for $3000 on hiB property and invested the whole of it IfT liquors." The inference is that this farmer will try to realize on hits whiskey investment later on. L Washington, Apr. 1.-Determination ot a national policy governing meat production, sale and distribution dur-lng the war, which may include vlr-ftual prioe-flxlng and definite control of actus! federal operation ot the big packing houses, has been entrusted by President Wilson to a special commission ot five prominent government officials. This step, announced last night, was taken st the Instigation of JJ"ood Administrator Hoover, who advised the president that he found himself powerless to protect properly all branchea of the cattle Industry and that the government's present course is "almost Intolerable In criticism from both producer and consumer." RE! ON AUTOMOBILES A. E Humphries, of Motor Sales, Ltd., this morning received a wire from the company's eastern agent that commencing today. Monday, an embargo goes Into effect on all American automobiles, and' at the same time the duty on all American cars being held in bond In Canada is increased by 20 percent. The'Herald Is communicating with Ottawa Ao establish the truth of the report. 1-HOUR PAY GRANTED Chicago, Mar 30.-*The eight-hour day, wags Increases of $1 a day and equal pay for Uke work by men and women.were granted to Chicago packing house employees today by Judge' Samuel ARschsler, arbitrator in the reosnt wage hearing here. Several other demands of tie workers were also granted. . London, April 1 -The Germans made two attacks on British positions in ihe western outskirts of Albert Inst, evening and In both cuKes were repulsed, the war ot-Oce announced. Houth of the Somnie the enemy pci'HiKt>>d in his attempts to advance along the Luce and Avro Valleys, but made Mttle progress. Tne number of machine guns taken by the British in their attack near Scrre on Saturday was lO'l. London, April 1.-Today's re. por'n although Bhowing a continuance ot heavy fighting, are fav* orable to the allies. The enemy 'made no progress either in the direction of Amiens or toward the Olse valley, .while French forces In brilliant counter attacks have recaptured some of the lost positions. How the British will take the announcement ot the appointment of General Foch to the supreme command remains to be seen, but there Is little.donbt that It will accord the government willingly all the powers it needs In the direction of increasing age limit and in other urgent measures. It in still unsettled what age will be fixed, but it is believed generally It will be about 4B or SO. Some papers demand 55, hut the government is likely to hesitate st such a step. ' Tt 1n�emooun'11�ov'ln1lt1'*'Th'e-'' government has no present intention of utilising the recruits of IS ,who have been trained for six months, in actual fighting. Ireland, however, is the crux of the recruiting problem, and it is considered not unlikely that the present crisis may have a good effect toward securing an agreement with the Irish government. In that case conscription In Ireland may he obtained by consent. It is believed that the view of the -cabinet is that Ireland must be conscripted with or without consent, hut that It would be far more preferable If by consent. Hence, hope is entertained that the nation's crisis may have its effect on the deliberations of tho Irish convention. Paris, April 1.-The battle continued -with extreme violence last night in the sector north of Mont Didier, large bodiea ot troops being thrown in by tho Germans, the war office announces. The French and British troops broke up the assaulting waves. Further south the fighting was no less violent, the Germans masting incessant attacks in an effort to capture Grlvesnes. The French retained possession of the town and inflicted heavy losses on the Germans. British Army Headquarters In France, March 31.-The last twenty-four hourt. continued unfavorably to the aggressive Germans along the British section of the new battle front and was a strikingly favorable period for the defenders. This morning the British were holding their entire line with strength and they had smashed numerous heavy German attacks at various points and had taken the initiative at several places. The most intense fighting continued south of the flomme In the cone where the French have been making such a gallant atand. The outstanding features ot the conMlct on the northern end ot the front is that the British again have killed a great number ot the enemy which, despite Us harsh sound, is what will end the war. FORWARD MOVEMENT Tolay the British initiated a forward movement about; Pouchy, Copse, east of Arras. They launched a local attack at three o'elock thia morning and pressed It so vgloroualy that they recaptured stretch of territory 1500 yards long and averaging about 100 yards in depth. This success had tactical advantages but they were small compared with theXact that the TWO ATTACKS -South of Arras the enemy made two attacks yesterday. One was nsar Hamelincourt, astride the Arras-Bapaume railway, while the other was north of Bolslaus Bt. Marie. Both of undertake an offeueslvc operation. South of the Somme, where there has been so much hard fighting, tho British apr"ar to have the situation well in hand, anil In the town ball ot Moreuil. about which sanguinary struggles have been swaying, was at last reports still flying the British flag defiantly from tha steeple. COSTLY ATTACK One of the most costly attacks the enemy attempted yesterday was between Morlancourt and the Somme, whore a heavy, assault was made against the Australians shortly after midday. The attackers came forward In masses and the British threw themselves . against the advancing lines so fiercely that the Germans were hurled back, leaving three thousand dead. The British operation at Las-slgny Farm, south of Hebuterne, between Albert and Arras, yesterday afternoon which resulted in straightening the defending line, -.vaa a brilliant success. The Germans were pushed bsck with heavy casualties and British 'troops returned with 200 prisoners, forty machine guts and a> trench mortar. ing the defenses and a bfttar hand-to-hand struggle ensued. The British made such strenuous resistance that tho Germans were Northeast of Arras too Germans made a small attMtk Saturday after a heavy bomsntdjenent and pushed forward over a small strip of ground, but the operation was so small as to be hardly worth considering. N * There was an unconfirmed report today that a large concentration of Germans In preparation for an attack on a certain place on the battle front had .been caught in artillery and machine barrage and completely knocked^ out. VERY SATISFACTORY The results of the light on the Brrltish front south of the Somme during tho past few days have been satisfactory. German attacks on both aides of the Luce river Friday forced the British to fall back somewhat. Friday night the enemy pushed forward and penetrated a large wood northeast of Moreuil which created an uncomfortable situation*lor the defenders. Sunday the British decided to attempt to restore the lines, and cavalry waa sent out for the pur* pose of clearing the wood and reestablishing the positions north of Moreurf. There was not a hitch in the program. The cavalry swept through the forest like a winter snow storm and forced the enemy to tall back, not only here but further to the north. HUGE CASUALTIES North ot the Luce the enemy yesterday morning attacked In force along the British line between Marcelcave and Wait usee. This assault was preceded by a vigorous artillery bombardment. The cavalry again came into ploy and by ten o'clock the German? were ^compelled to admit defeat and to retire with large casualties. A little later the enemy again put down a tremendous barrage between the Somme and War� fusee and after two hours of ton-rifle gun Are advanced In masses. Then came again more cavalry* and, met a similar fate, the British line remaining Intact. North ot Aqberlcourt, south of Marcelcave, the Brltiuh stormed aad recaptured Important high ground to which the Oermans had clung tenactoualy. , SPECTACULAR FIAT It Is now possible to tell of %, spectacular feat at a brilliant British defense last week south of the Somme. It is tho story of  little army composed largely of assortments ot troops who were hastily assembEnt In a great crisis and who successfully held a vital stretch of the front against furious German onslaughts until reinforced, in this gallant force was Included American railway engineers, who, as in the battle of Cambrai-last November, throw aside their tools aad took up i in defense,of th* allied ootors. It was mat Tuesday at � cat mbssenttaatU was that mors troass should bat in. RetnforoenMsnts war*, way but could not arrlva i Thare wum ttat* * ^�."Bb? 63?400 ;