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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 1, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta I \ JferabJ VOLUMETXI. Military In Control City Quebec Now 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 commarid of General Lessard, inspector-general of Canada, acting with the civil police, took over the administration of the city of Quebec today and drew up plans to checkmate the rioting element here and also to round up the ring leaders who have been fomenting trouble during the last three days. General Lessard this morning had consultations with Mayor Lavigusur and Sir Lomer Gouin, premier of Quebec, In connection with the enforcement of law and order under the regime of military' and police. A careful inquiry was also sat � on foot into charges that certain men who are known as professional agitators were- sent in from outside points to create disturbances. All -public gathering* where the disturbances could be discussed were forbidden by the military . authorities today. This order cancels a meeting which was to have been held in Jacques Cartier Market Plaice by* Armand Lavergne, Nationalist politician, tonight. LETHBRIDG^. A.LBBRTA. MONDAY, APRIL 1, 1918 NUMBER 93 HUN PRINCE KILLED MISS MacAOAMS, M.P.P., A guest In lethbridge Saturday, who emphasizes the need of great* sacrifices for the people at home. Amsterdam,* Mar. 31-Prince Emich Ernst, eldpr son of. Prince Emich of Leiningetr, has,, been killed leading a storming..  company of a grenadier regi-Merit, according., to the .Local  Anzieger of Berlin. He Was  22 years of age, and unmarried. A- U. S. WARSHIPS Successfully Used Depth Char-v geg While Cutting Wake of Subs fyithin Ydtr of Taking of Ridge From Huns, Another Attempt Is Expected CANADIANS QUITE READY TO BLOCK ANY SUCH ATTACK This i* Message Brought From War Zone hy Miss Mac-Adams, M. P. P. Montreal, April 1.-The Gazette, in an editorial this morning on the Quebec disturbances, says that only by the prosecution 'and punishment of the ring leaders in the trouble can the civil authorities save what may be left of their repute an men fit to fill responsible public positions. Further thtf Oa�ette"8ays:- -' � " ~" "The civil authorities have failed in tlrelr duty. To read that the police luokpd' 0U indifferently while property re' W' every"" resident * of the province. How can we In the face of mob rule in Quebec city, confrdmVthe people 70T Ontario ? The seed" of sedition has beSn sown and the fruit i hereof is being reaped. Soldiers have beep summoned to replace an ineffective civil force, mob rule has been an evidence in a city of aspirations to become the capital of Canada: It may be said that there is a limit to patience. 'Thus far shalt thoif go and no further' may be said to the people of Quebec, whose turbulent spirits are destroying* great civic opportunity." - Temporary Peace Quebec, April 1.--Peace has been restored in this city;, at least, temporarily. The unruly element which has been creating trouble here has accepted as assurance given them by Armand Lavergne, the noted Nationalist politician, that if they desire to be free from attacks by the militia, they must not disturb the peace; Mr. Lavergne has also given the military authorities .to understand that the patrolling or the Btreets by outside battalions should cease as these military demonstrations antagonize tho people. Th.e leadors of 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 been 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 l�o days in which to make the changes desired. Condemn Civil-Authorities Montreal, April 1.-Strong condemnation of the mayor and pellce officials of Quebec city for their attitude In connection with the damage by mobs together with an urgent appeal to the Dominion government to place ih'i whole province of Quebec under nmrtial law and give enforcement of the Military Service Act into the hands of .the military authorities was voiced by- the recently organized Imperial Order of the Sons of Enrolre, a resolution to this effect was passed and copies will be sent to members of parliament and the premier of Quebec. , v Cavalry Charged Mob. Quebec, March At tlie drillv all.last night a mob of about 10,000' threatened to storm the building and .'.liberate men held under the Military i\ 'Service Act, but the cavalry on guard ^�imarged the mob, dispersing it. A. ' "number of men were slightly injured' and a numbpr of horses cut. Early this morning a mob pillaged a hardware store, securing fire arms. In the Roman Catholic churches today a letter was read from Cardinal Begin praying the population to remain Mini uhi assist in restoring order. � � . ' Seized Arms. Quebec, March 31.-Apart from the * pillaging of some hardware stores, in which firearms were taken, there was no serious disturbance in Quebec city Saturday evening, as a result, of the 'outbreak of rioting on Thursday and Friday evenings in which newspaper offices and the Auditorium building were wrecked by mobs opposed to the operation of the Military Service Act. No arrusts have been made hb yet. lie city was o,uiet this morning. 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, is brought from the scene" of war by Miss MacAdams, soldiers' representative in the legislature, and who spoke to Lethbridge people on Saturday evening. � Miss MacAdams, who in the army holds the rank of lieutenant/ahtt who presents very; striking -appearance injjer uniform of blue, lias, been chidt-dietitian In one of the Canadian hospitals in England for two rears. She has been over much of tlfe ground.at the front that ip now tee scene of ,t|p day evening,; Miss' MaoXfemB while ever cheerful, emphasized the serious-neVs^'df *%iie situation and said that there was danger in an over-optimistic: view of conditions. "If the Germans ever took Amiens, from which they are now only 15 miles, they would have little difficulty in getting to the channel ports, and that would almost mean surrender for, the allies," she said! "The, people at home muBt. realize that The situation is grave, nay, even dangerous. This means that they must realize the necessity for further great sacrifices. Particularly in the inatter of food. England is on war rations now. Canada should voluntarily place herself on rations that would effect n real saving in food needed for the armies. Poor food for the armies means? defeat, and this is a very real danger.'' These are in substance the views Miss MacAdams holds, and impresses upon those with whom she talks. Food Problems . Those who attended the lecture by Miss MacAdams, M.P.P.,, in Knox church heard some interesting 'acts London, Marlh 31.-Three encounters in which: Amorican destroyers sank German submarines are described in a series of accounts of successful submarine battles published yesterday. The aecountH follow1: "The first American destroyer sighted the enemy submarine on the port bew and proceeded at full speed in the enemy's direction, who submerged. The American officers cut the enemy's wake, which showed Hie was running underneath the surface from starboard fo port. As the German 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. Instead, large quantities of oil came to the surface. "The second American destroyer, engaged in night convoy duty. Sighted an object a mile away by the light of the moon. Full speed was ordered, but the submarine dived while the American -was still a few hundred yards distance. Two depth charges were dropped and oil came to. the surface. This submarine was apparently lying in wait far another convoy which was approaching from an opposite direction." Another Rosenthal Case Develops in Gotham in Gambling Crusade (Continued on P*ai>6) New York, NT., Apr. 1 -A man believed to be Harry Cohen, wao has been in conference with District Attorney Swann in connection With the prosecutor's crusade against gambling in this city, was eljpt down in West 92nd street today and died later in a hospital. Cohen was to have met the district attorney again today.... According to the police Cohen, who is said to have been identified with the so-called gambling ring, was summoned from his apartments in west !�2nd street by an unidentified man. When Cohen reached the hallway the man fired several shots and fled./ The circumstances in the case recalled sharply those connected with the murder of Herman Rosenthal In the summer of 1913. . ' (By the Canadian Overseas Correspondent). Canadian WVrmy Headquarters in the Field, Apr. 1.-On Easter Monday, e year ago. Canadian soldiers, moving mightily to the attack, -captured Vlrny Ridge. This Easter Sunday the soldiers of theJ3ominion are united with the British troops north of the Scarpo, In defense of the southern flanks of these heights, which dominate m much of the vital coal areas of. Northern France. Canadian guns played a part in defending the Gehnan onslaught; against the.positions opppsite Oppy and Gav-rolle last Thursday. Attack Stopped Earljr yesterday morning German preparations for a further attack were effectually defeated by the massed fire of our artillery. At 3':45 o'clock, at .4:30 o'clock and again at 5 o'clock this southern flank of Vimy, stretching 'out toward Arras, was alive with fire from our guns, which rained shells on the enemy's front lines, communication trenches and assembly areas. Our strokes were di reeled cb*?fly upon hostile commun loatlons, our machine guns maintain ed a hall of Ifire across No Man's Land and upon the enemy's-Tfont line, while our heavy barrage kept up a harassing fire tor two hours, increasing to battle barrage at times, when every guwirap'firing-shell upon shell as fust,** they could be fed to them. And MteF such a concentration of fire, :tgfii Hun. attack never developed, L although the" unquestioned concfji-Uratlon of troops, prove*/ beyond San Francisco, Cel.. March . 30.- Sixty-nine suspected evaders of the selective draft act were arrested today by department of justice ppera-tives on a Pacific vessel which wasj preparing to depart for North Pacific ports. The raid was the result of information that a number of young men were planning to work in Alaska canneries to escape the draft. BOMBARDING PARI8 ONCE MORE Paris, Apr. 1.-The bombardment of Paris by long range German guns was resumed this afternoon. "�� .   New York, N.Y., Apr. 1.-The steamship Celtic, one of the biggest White Star liners, was at-' tackad and torpedoed by a German submarine, according to reliable information received today In marine circles here, during a voyage from England to America. Efforts are being made to save the vessel, which it7 is believed, carried no passengers. The Celtic has a gross tonnage of 20,804, and has for m�ny years been one of the largest ateam-ahlps In- trans-Atlantic service. She was built in Belfast in 1901 and flies the British flag.1 T / London, Apr. 1-Speaking at a meeting at East Tyrone on Sunday, Joseph Devlin, Nationalist member cf parliament for the west division, of Belfast declared that so Jong as its members had breath in their bodies" the Irish party would never permit the application of conscription In Ireland. YVEATHEK Wih........... ....... Lew.................... Forecast-Rain or Sleet. 28 Washington, Apr. 1.-Determination of a national policy governing meat production, sale and distribution during the war, which may include virtual price-fixing and definite control of actual federal operation of the big packing houses, has been entrusted by President Wilson to a special commission of five prominent government officials. This step, announced last night, was taken at the instigation of JFood Administrator Hoover, who advised the presidont that he found himself powerless to protect properly all branches of the cattle industry and that the government's present course is "almost intolerable in criticism from both producer and consumer." London, April 1.-The Germans made two attacks on British positions in the western outskirts of Albert last evening and in both cases ivere repulsed, the war office announced;' South of the Somme the enemy persisted in his attempts to, advance along the Luce and Avre, Valleys, but made ISttle progress. The number of machine guna taken by the British in their attack near Serre on Saturday waa 109. London, April 1.-Today's reports although showing a continuance of heavy fighting, are tax* orable to the allies. The enemy 'made no progress either in the direction of Amiens or toward the Oise valley, .while French forces in brilliant counter attacks have recaptured some of the lost positions. How the British will take the announcement of the appointment of General Foch to the supreme command remains to be seen, but there is little. doubt 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 is still unsettled what age will be fixed, but itie believed generally It will be abnut 48 or 50. Some papers demand 55, but the government is/likely to hesitate at such a step/ K,-.,.;,'��'��:.' . fL''':.r- government has no present in*  tention of utilizing the recruits of 18 ,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 be obtained by consent. It is believed that the, view of the -Cabinet is that Ireland must.be conscripted with or without consent, but 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 ot the Irish convention. ON AUTOMOBILES A. E Humphries, of Motor Sales, Ltd., tfiis 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 to establish the truth of the report. 8-HOUR PAY GRANTED Chicago, Mar. 30.-,The eight-hour day, wage Increases of $1 a day and equal pay for like work by men and women .were granted to Chicago packing house .employees today by Judge' Samuel Altschuler, arbitrator in the recent wage hearing here. Several other demands of the workers were also granted. Paris, April 1.-The battle con-, tinued .with extreme violence las* night in the sector north of Mont Didier, large bodies of troops being thrown in by the 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 maiding incessant attacks in an effort to capture Grivesnes. The French retained possession of the town " and inflicted heavy losses on tho Germans. British Army Headquarters in France, March 31.-The last twenty-four hours continued unfavorably to the aggressive Germans along the British section of the new battle front and was a strik-. ingly 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 Somme in the zone where the French have been making such a gallant stand. The outstanding features of the conflict on the northern end of the front is that the British again have killed a great number of the enemy which, despite Us harsh sound, is what will end the war. FORWARD MOVEMENT To'day the British initiated a forward movement about; Feuchy Copse, east of Arras. They launched a local attack at three o'clock this morning and pressed It so vgiorously that they recaptured stretch of territory 1500 yards long and averaging about 200 yards In depth. This success had tactical advantages but they were small compared with the^act that the TWO ATTACKS -South of Arras the enemy made two attacks yesterday. One was near Hamelincourt, astride the Arras-Bapaume railway, while the other was north of Boislaux St. Maj-ie. Both of these efforts were smashed although particularly hard fighting occurred around Boisleux. In this operation the Germans advanced in great numbers after an' Intenae bombardment of the British lines for two hours. Afc three place* the enemy succeeded In penetrat-Britlsh were able after the last ten days of gruelling work, to undertake an offeueslve operation. South of the Somme, where there has been so much hard fighting, the British appear to have the situation well in hand and in the town hall of Moreuil. about which sanguinary struggles have been swaying, was at last reports still flying the British flag defiantly from the steeple. COSTLY ATTACK 1 One of the most costly attacks' ' the enemy attempted yesterday was between Morlancourt and the Somme, where 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- . signy Farm, south of Hebuterne. between Albert and Arras, yesterday afternoon which resulted in straightening the defending 11ns, was a brilliant success. The Germans were pushed back with heavy casualties and British 'troops returned with 200 prisoners, forty machine guns aud a trench mortar. ., . � ing the defenses and a bitter hand-to-hand struggle ensued. The British made such strenuous resistance that tha Germans were thrown back, leaving n�uj**ni of ^ Northeast of Arras itut tier-mans made a small attarat Saturday after a heavy bomiartment and pushed forward over a small strip of ground, but the operation was so small as to be hardly worth considering. . , ^ \ 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 ,heen caught in artillery and machine barrage and completely knocked, out. VERY SATISFACTORY The results of the fight on the" Brritish front south of the Somme during the .past few days have been satisfactory. German attacks on both sides 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 situatiodkfor the defenders. Sunday the British decided to attempt to restore the lines, and cavalry was sent out for the purpose of clearing the wood and reestablishing the positions north of Moreutf.' There was not a hitch in the program. The cavalry swept through the forest like a winter snow storm and forced the enemy to fall back, not only here but further to the north. HUGE CASUALTIES' North of the Luce the enemy yesterday morning attacked in force along the BriUsti line between Marcelcave and Warfusee. This assault was preceded by a vigorous artillery bombardment. The cavalry again camo into play and by ten o'clock the Germans 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 Warfusee and after two hours of teu-rific gun fire advanced in masses. Then came again more cavalry* and j met a similar fate, th.e British line remaining intact.' North of Aubericourt, south of Marcelcave, tie Briton, stormed ' and recaptured important high ground to which the Germans had clung tenaciously. , SPECTACULAR FEAT It is now.possible to tell of & spectacular feat of a brilliant British defense last week south of the Somme. . It is tho story of  little army composed largely of assortments of troops who were hastily assembled 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, threw aside their tools and took up arms in defense,of the allied colors. It waa last Tuesday at a critical moment that it was necessary that more troops should be tUrowti in. Reinforcements were on the way but could not arrive in time. There was no time to lose, and � certain -general immediately or-ganlied from the various unit* iCONUKCXD 8C ftMll} 50 ;