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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 2, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LKTHBHIDGE. ALBERTA. TUESDAY, APHIL 2. 1'tlS NTMHKIl 94 SOLDIERS CLASH WITH THE RIOTERS British and French Force Continue to Hold the Lines Against German Assaults Allied Forces Not Only Repulse German Attacks, But Make Gains and Take Prisoners-Huns Have Been Able To Make Little Further Advance. o � C. S. NOBLE, REEVE. GERMAN LOSSES TREMENDOUS AS THEY SWEEP FORWARD IN DENSE FORMATIONS Nol.leford. April 2 C S X�lil'� was elected reeve lit the flint meeting of the village council held here lust ui^ht. K ('. Crunstoun wan appointed secretary-treasurer. Little bu.-i-ness other than details was trn nsjxted. London. April 2 Near llehu-terne the Hritl�h made a uncross-ful uttaclt. ciphu'ln* iiiik In'ae guns and prisoners. A German counter attack was repulsed. FRENCH OFFICIAL Paris. April 2. -French and ftritiHh tropuH uilWmced liiM night between the Somine and Ileiiiuln. it In announced officially. Over moat arpe the Germans were held up for a time by a division which had been engaged against them tor the previous week. After the first duy the division retired somewhat, and later was compelled to fall back  behind Neuvllle Vltasse on au> count of pressure to the south. Movement of Enemy London, April 8.-The general sit uatlon ut the moment, as described by Renter's correspondent at British headquarters, is that tha main movement of fresh enemy troops and others that are moderately fresh continue to be toward tho lone between the Homme and Mont Didler. ! Nortli of the Roams the British have succeeded in stabilising the-line at any rate for the time being. j There has been considerable artll- J lery fire against the British positions , at Pusschendaele and on the Goeber-geridge, in Belgium, northeast of) Ypres. The correspondent says, how-ever, that the Germans are committed : so heavily to the present battle front.! that It lg not easy to bellsve that they will try an offensive cloewhere. Appalling Loesss British Headquarters. April 2 - Fierce fighting continued all day yesterday but deaptte their gallant defense, the British found lt� advisable to fall back to a line between Ballleul und Willerval which furnished pretty-good positions for machine suns. The losses of the Germans were appalling. One British colonel, who lay on a parapet with a title and fired 360 shots himself, stated that it was impossible to miss. Two British soldiers who escaped after betas captured by the enemy, said that large qum- AMERICANS KILLED IN THE BOMBARDMENT Paris. Apr 2 ���Further Identification shows that three members of the ln. j Get Marching Orders to Battle Front Three Days Aro And Now on Way BULLETiNSiSoldiers Fight a Pitched Battle With the Rioters Govt. Takes Stern Steps BOMBARD PARIS AGAIN Paris, Apr. 2.-The eighth long range bombardment of Paris be gan at 10.10 o'clock today wl'en a projectile exploded in the . spicm of the city. timm Forty Divisions Gathered and Experts Expect Them to Strike Very Suddenly Washington, Apr. 1.-Imminent danger of an attack by the Aus-trians In great force upon the Italian lines was emphasised today at the Italian embassy. Recently the embassy published � statement that no less than forty divisions had been gathered by the enemy on the battle lines and now Information comss that these troops have received the essentials of food, artillery and munitions for which they have been waiting. ' Recalling incredulity with which the advance warnings of the tremendous onslaught of the combined Austrian and German armies on the Isonzo last year were received by the allies, the Italinn military authorities now sre snid to earnestly hope thst all attention will be paid to the danger which impends. ONTARIO RAILWAY GETS AN INCREASE SAMMIES ARE JOYFUL With the American Army in France, Apr. 2.-Definite official announcement that American troops will actually fight side by side with the French and British In northern France reached the American troops last night in Paris newspapers. It was greeted with cttserlng. The men who will go sre envied by the rest of the American forces. As they passed by on the roads they were spesdsd on the British way with erles such at "Eat 'em up" and "Qse, you fellows sre in luck." Orders to proceed toward the plains of Picardy ware received from the French high commend three daya ago, but until It waa officially annou--�d no mention could be made of it. Allies uei.yhted London, Apr. 2-The dfflslon to place American units In brigades with Wench and British battalions for immediate participation in the fighting on the western front is commented upon by tha morning newspapers as follows: The Dally Chronicle: "Thf fine spirit shown by the United States throughout this crisis has been tho cause of sit most eucouragement and moral saipbrt to her allies in Kurope. Nowhere has the lesson of Brest-Lit-o\Pnfc Been more clearly read than in Amerfca and nowhere is the absolute need for ("creating Imperial Germany more dlstirfci^y Realized." . "H proves.1' says the Daily Express, "that America Is In the war.for victory and it Is additional evidence of President Wilson's idealistic statesmanship." "The spirit In which this measure has Ijeen taken by America." declares the Morning Tost, "deserves ns it will receive the fullest recognition both in France anil in this cuumiy, and that it will have Its weight In Germany too, we cannot doubt.'' Ottawa, Apr. 2.-By the terms of a railway board judgment handed down yesterday the London and i'ort Stanley rnilway company is authorized to Increase its standard passcrifsr tariff by l."> per cent und Its. freight rate on coal by l.r> cents a ton. Tho Increases are granted, the judgment states, "because It Is clear that the company's rates .re insufficient to jiroperly rover (he casts of operation under the conditions of today." AMPLE NEED OF PORTUGUESE MYSTERY Lisbon, Apr. 2.-Benito Caeiro a Portuguese engineer, is said by the Seculo to i�ve invented a gun which will throw a jhell n:.i>:ty 11tics. CLEMENCEAU SHELLED Paris, Apr. 2.-The French premier while making his dally visit to the front yesterday, ventured so near the first line that his automobile was shelled vigorously by the German artillery. All the windows were broken but Premier Clemenceau was not hurt. The premier returned to Paris enthusiastic and full of confidence In the favorable issue of the present great battle. 'Come To Clash in Lower Part of City-Three Civilians Arc Killed in Fight - Soldiers Use Guns On the Mob-Many , Arrests Are Made-Cabinet Considers Situation. MILITARY AUTHORITIES ARE DETERMINED ! TO PUT DOWN RIOTING; 62 ARRESTED E Within 30 Miles of Kursk, Rut Russians Fight Turks in In Caucasus the second storey and were thus safe from tin rifle and machine Run fire. Fought Into the Night Quebec. Apr. 2.-FlRhtlnR between the rioting element In Quebec and tho military forces here continued into thft nifiht. After midnight, the firing dlotl down to a great, extent, but men on housetops sniped the soldier* for hours. All night Quebec resounded with thrt tread of marching men and the commands of tiie officers. The guards placed on the public buildings and 111 result of which three civilians i the area where fighting took placa were killed. Two soldiers and four j was maintained all night. ' citizens were wounded and one nun- It. was hoped by the military author* dred men placed under arrest. itles that now It has been demon- Tho fighting lasted from S.30 tintll i strated that no lawlesr.ness will be midnight and during this time, the ! tolerated, the disorderly factions will snipers fired revolvers at the militia .remain unlet today. Ottawa, Apr. 2.-Sir Robert Borden made the announcement in the Commons this afternoon that amendments to the military service act would be introduced which would compel those resisting the enforcement of the act, to serve, irrespective of their class. Quebec. April 2. -The riotous faction in Quebec and the military forces which have taken over the policing of the city, fought a battle last nif\it In St. Hochs. the lower sector of th:- city, as a FOR Bl London, Apr. 2.-Mow necessary the rapid building of airplanes Is, csn be gathered from the official reports of losses on sll battle fronts during February. These totsllsd 361, of which 268 fell on the wsstsrn front, 85 in Italy, 4 in Palestine, 3 In Macedonia and 1 in Mesopotamia. The allies report that 273 Germans snd Austrisn machines wVe brought to sarth by sntants airmen while the German headquarters claim to have brought down 86 allied machlnea on the various fronts. Lossss for December on the western and Italian fronts alons wsrs 390. Offices Will Be Opened in Leth-bridge and Other Cities in Province Petrograd. April i.-It is reported that a German army is within thirty miles of Kursk. ISkaterlnoslav has been cut oft from railway communication and Poltava has been bombarded and is burning. The city has been abandoned by the Soviet forces. It is reported that Sebastopol is threatened by the Turks who are within sixteen miles of the city. Fighting in Caucasus Petrograd. Apr. I.-Fierce fighting has broken out in the districts of l>u-toum. Wars and Arfiaham, In the Caucasus. The Armenians and GorgianN have formed a large army for the de-! fnnso of the torritory against the Turks who have begun military occupation oi the three districts by virtue of the Breat-Litovsk peace treaty. The tiorgians have seized most of the Russian warships in the harbor of Katoum and have taken them fnto the Black Sea. The entire population of Georgia has been mobilized to oppose tho invader^ Grand Duke Arrested London, Apr. 2.-Former Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovltch, brother of tho former emperor, has been arrested and imprisoned at Perm by order of the Perm Council of Workmen's and Soldiers' delegates, says an Exchange Telegraph despatch from Petrograd. Hear Admiral Sablln has been elected commander In chief of the Black Sea fleet. (CONTIKIW ON PA4A ) (Special to tho Herald) Edmonton. April 2.-The district agents appointed by the minister of agriculture to carry out the greater production campaign have been call ed to Edmonton and are being iu Jtrurted In their duties. The* men who have been engaged are A. K. Quully, H. W. Scott, B. J.I Whitebread. T. L. Brown. \V. G. Payne, K. II. Hopkins, L.. V. Snider, A. W. Koley, J. Q. Taggart, E. K. Brown, It. M. Scott, C. Tapp. F. E. Bobbins, J. Claston. The agents will work In close relation to the labor bureaus at Edmonton. Calgary, Hed Deor and Lethbrldge and with the ^ecd and weed branch in Vdmpnton. Offices will be opened In the following towns and clerical help installed: Medicine Hat. Lethbrldge, Claresholm, High River. Calgary, Olds. Castor, Youngstown, Lacombe, Wetasklwln. Sedgewick, Vermillion, Vegreville, Kdmonton and Spirit River. AMIENS SAID TO BEIN DANGER Purls, April 1,-Evidently tho French city of Amiens Is now considered in official circles as being In imminent danger of falling into the en| will be no shipments during tho next Washington, Apr. 2.-Only fourteen millions of the one hundred million bushels of America's 11*17 corn crop needed by the allies has gono forward as shown in export figures compiled today by the food administration. Last year at this time ntxty-four million bushels had been shipped. Th" decrease is attributed to lack of rail and ocean transportation. There, emy hands, as President Polncare went there yesterday and to the surrounding townships to liispsrt how the necessary evacuations were being carried out. Tht urtstdsat also visit-ed the troops'operatlaf In tht region ot Mont Didler. ^ TAU.OM vrniiiM * Winnipeg, Apr. l.-mf hundred. Journeymen tailors are on strike lul Winnipeg today tor e yafs) Intonate. I two months, it was said, bocause ut this time of the year corn soils iu transit. Later exports will be resum ed to (he extent that transportation Is available. CAM DISMIttIO 8t. John's, Nfld., Apr. 2.-An Indict ment charging Sir William Reld, former president of the Retd Newfoundland railways, with criminal libel, was dismissed by the grand Jury .today. CREDITS- TO ALLIES E NOW PARTICIPATING Ottawa, April 1.-Cable dispatches received today by Sir Robert Borden from Sir Edward Kemp confirm press dispatches, stating that a number of Canadian units hare been taking part In the great struggle on the west front. The definite announcement Is made by the overseas minister of militia that cavalry brigades recaptured M/ireull from the Germans in conjunction with French infantry, und that the French commanders have expressed their appreciation of the valuablo services rendered by Canada's mounted fighting men. In another cable to the premier. Sir Edward states that Canadian units have taken part In the fighting to the south of Arras, where they made some gains. DECLARES THEM ELECTED Washington, April 2.-Credits to the allies in the igst year were realize* to more than $5,oo.600,00i>. / v' ' -==*| Ottawa. April 2.-W. V. O'Connor, general returning officer, has issued a proclamation declaring Pedlow, Liberal, South Renfrew, und Harold, Liberal-Unionist, Brant, elected. In both cases there wis n recount of the soldiers' vote. from door ways and from behind snow banks. The military, who fired on the disturbers with machine guns were much hampered In locating them by reason of a thick fog which covered the city. Xo official list of casualties was available last night and it Is possible that tho figures given above.. which were compiled from reports* available ut \H.xa may be added to. 62 Men Uadsr Arrest Quebec. April 2- The military authorities bed U2 seen under arrest this morning in connection with last night's clash between the rioters here and the soldiers. They-hare been arrested on a charge of frequenting an illegal assembly. This morning General Lessard consulted with the civil authorities as to their prosecution. The official casualty list of last night's battle handed out by the military authorities this morning shows that the civilian dead are three-Ar thur Laperrlere, George Hamel and B. Demelle. The number of wounded soldiers remains at five. The number of wounded civilians was placed this morning at four, though more cases may be reported during the day, doctors who treated them are nnheard from. Details of the Fighting Quebec, Apr. 2-So far-the killed and wounded, appear to We innocent citizens *who were not connected with the disturbance m any way. The soldiers used every care to protect the lives of citizens, but with thousands of people In the region where tha sniping was being carried out they could not fire without a chance of hitting some innocent person. The snipers never presented a good mark. In the early part of the evening they fired from among the crowd on the streets and after the people had been moved from Jacquss Cartter Square, where the original disturbance took place last night, people gathered iu knots in all the streets. The warning Issued through the papers that stern measures were to be adopted and that gatherings In the streets were Illegal, did not seem to have made a great deal ot impression on the people. The soldiers behaved with quiet courage and calmness. Though most of tho men have only been with the colors a few weeks their behaviour under the sniping was exemplary. As they stood out in 4he open streets un der the strong electric lights they provided an excellent target for marks men. but even when men began to be hit, they stood stoically cn guard or undertook the dangerous task ot searching for the shooters with energy. Much of the heavy fighting took placa on St. Valler street, near the Junction of St. Joseph street. The home of Dr. Jos. Goselln, a city phy Quebec, April 2 -A number of sold** lers were injured in a fracas, when a mob came near the Canadian Paciflo Station. The soldiers sturted firing on the crowd. Cabinet Discussion Ottawa. April 2.-The Quebec situation was again under discussion 1st a special meeting of the cabinet this morning following a series of consultations arfd conferences. Lieut. Colonel Machin. director Military Service, who returned to Ottawa from Quebec today has made a special report to the minister of Justice. When he left Quebec. Col. Machin states, General Las-sard had the situation well in hand. The renewed outbreak last night," Col. Machin added, "would indicate, however, that the disturbances were apparently more organized than was at first thought." Colonel Machin leaVss here for Quebec this afternoon. While considerable damage was done to the military registration offices in Quebec, it Is announced that the principal documents were saved. The registrar will therefore be la � position to continue his work. The minister of Justice announced] today there has not so far been any official proclamation of tho existence of martial law In Quebec. It is eg* ^plained, however, that considerable} misconception exists as to the effect of such a proclamation. Martial tew. it is said, might be pat Into* effect without any proclamation. The proclamation would merely be a notice that it Is In effect. Wants To MtVst Them Quebec, April 2.-Mayor Lavigue? this afternoon announced In tho pap* ers that he would like two or three of the leaders of the trouble here to wait upon him, state their grievances and suggest a redress for them. INDIA PRAYS FOR BRITISH SUCCESS London, Apr. 2.-(Via Reuters Ottawa Agency).-A Delhi despatch states that throughout India the sole subject of Interest Is the western fighting, confldenee, iu final British victory Is absolutely unshaken. All..India Is prsying for the success of the IlrRlsh and, allied' armies. Three Million Dollar Deal In Southern Alberta Land Approximately 122X00 aeres of the Krtlght-Wsteon raneh lands south of Lethbrldge, have been sold In a deal concluded thle week by Knight  Watson, with the Hover affiliation of Spoksne, Wssh., in wHkh this firm mskea the purchase at  flfurf appreaehlng very close bs three miHloaa of dollars. Thle IMBlte easily the biggest land deal eenoluded In Southern Alberts m many a day. Tha He-W efftllatian Manatees* ana of -the biggest land firms in the Un-Itsd Statsa. Their resMesnta-tlvee have been In southern Alberta for tho past few weeks ar* -seeing for the dea). It Is their intention to oeertiji le thle pert of the eeenwy en e hug* peels, as their bio purshaae IniNStaTThey auto that they will Vtae/MMd get. tiers fro mall earls of the United Mateo who will eettto permanently here, and era* the. uepd they will turn ever te tRtea>.> � � y-j � TINO'S SPIES ARE SHOT AT DAYBREAK Two Greek LieateaaRts Witt Came to Greece to Orgs*-lie Spy System Athens, Mar. 30.-Lieutenants Cahv maras and Hodjopoulos, who came to Greece recently on a Qerman sub* marine ss agents of former King Con-stsntlne, were condemned to'death by n court martial and the sentes.ee wee carried out today. Their lawyer, Cqfev* oupts, also received the death sen* tence. The two officers stter receiving Instructions at Zurich, Berlin and .Vienna, came to Greece in an aearay submarine from Pola with a 'letter from the former king and plant fl� arrange a system of espionage gYMf establish a naval base. CoaouMe wji intermediary in tho matter. A Slab* M Ueut. Catamaran was ssntenoet m-lite Imprisonment and a peasejd wjpr-glven fifteen years for uarbuftit If* lieutenants. .. F A royal court mantel rooted to prosecute oil gopooloe. former aide Constantlne, who Is ranged tar tha visit te~ and KoUdyaa feprttefat, aided their piaag, ;