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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 2, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 15)18 NUMBER 94 v OLDIERS 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. GERMAN LOSSES TREMENDOUS AS THEY SWEEP FORWARD IN DENSE FORMATIONS London, April 2.-Near Ilebu-terno the British made a .successful attack, capturing machine guns and prisoners. A German counter attack was repulsed. FRENCH OFFICIAL , �Paris, April 2.-French and -British tropos adduced la*t night between the Somme and Demuin, it 1b announced officially. Ovor moat of the front' between tlio Somme and the Oise the night was relatively calm. Heavy, artillery lighting occurred at some points. The statement follows: "The njght was relatively calm on the front between the Oise and /he Somme. The artillery fighting became r.ither heavy along some parts of the battle field. "Franco-British troops made some progress during the night between the Somuie and Demuin. BRITISH OFFICIAL London, April 2.-The war office official statement follows: "In the course of the fighting yesterday in the area between the Avre and Luce rivers, we captured fifty prisoners and thirteen-Jnafih-iue guns. A large number of German dead were found on the ground in this locality by us and two counter attacks attempted by i he enemy later in tho'Mmy'^wofe " broken-lip with heavy losses by our artillery. A German battery yin action in this area was suc'ce'Bs--. fully engaged at short ran�o*and silenced by our machine'gun.~.~ "A successful local enterprise carried out by us in the neighborhood of Hebuterne resulted in the capture of 73 prisoners and three machine guns. Many Germans wore killed in this operation also and a hostile counter attack during the afternoon was completely repulsed. "On the remainder of the front successful raids in which we secured several prisoners and killed u number of the enemy were car-' ricd out in the neighborhood of Achieville and Hollebeke." AIR RAID ON PARIS Paris, April 2.-An air raid warning was sounded at 3.1f> o'clock this morning. Afvti-alr-craft guns began .to fire immediately and a continuous curtain of lire placed around the capital. At 4.25 It was announced chat all danger was over. The night was calm and the moon gleamed fitfully through the light and fleecy clouds, amidst which glided the twinkling lights of the French airplanes defending Paris. BRITISH TAKE PRISONERS London, April 2.-In the sector between the Avre and Luce rivers yesterday the British took fifty prisoners, the War Office announces. Thirteen machine guns were captured. HUN LOSSES AT ARRAS British Army Headquarters in France, April 1.-The German at- OF LEAGUE jays It Could Not Accomplish Anything in Way of Permanent. Peace 1 tack along the Scarpc River on Parch 28 had as its objective the city of Arras and the formidable Vimy Ridge. Their plans were laid to carry out this ambition 'and the attack was Rurpportud by a very heavy assault south and southwest of ArraB, units of at least eleven German divisions being employed here. It may be seen, therefore, that the German plana were.far reaching, but the main result they achieved was to* 8well the already great total of their casualties. At about three o'clock in the morning of March 28, the German artillery opened a terrific bombardment against the British positions. It was plain the enemy intended to attack and at 6.40 the British gunners unloosed an avalanche of steel against every known place of assembly the Germans might be using. - Shortly after 7 o'clock the enemy advanced. They came forward -slowly and deliberately in lull marching order.. Each infantryman carried 'rations, for six days, two blankets and an extra pair of boots, indicating that the attack was in deadly earnest. The company commanders � were mounted and the iufan-� try was followed 'closely' by the artillery. On the extreme north the storm , centre lay between Gavrelle and Oppy; the Germans pivoting du Oppy. The Germans lost terribly in the heavy fighting which lasted all day, during which the "British fell back to a line between Bailleu and Willerval. The German attacks, against these positions were futile: Elsewhere north of the river the British stood their ground and pushed forward slightly Friday and Saturday. South of the Scarpe the Germans were held up for a time by a division which had been engaged against them for the previous week. After the first day the division retired somewhat, and later was compelled to fall back � behind Neuville Vitasse on ac* count of pressure to the south. Movement of Enemy London, April 2.-The general situation at the moment, as described by Reutor's correspondent at British headquarters! is that the main movement of fresh enemy troops and others that are moderately, fresh'continue to be toward tho rone .between . the (-Somme and Mont Dldier. North of the Somme the British have succeeded in stabilizing the^line at any rate for the time being. There has been considerable artillery fire against'the British positions at Passchetidaeie and on the Goeber-geridge, In Belgium, northeast of Ypres. The correspondent says, however, that the Germans are committed so heavily to the present battle front that it Is not easy to believe that they will try an offensive oluewhera. Appalling Losses British Headquarters, April 2 - Fierce fighting continued all day yesterday but despite their gallant defense, the British found it' advisable to fall back to a line between Ballleul and Willerval which furnished pretty good positions for machine guns. The losses of the Germans were appalling. One British colonel, who lay on a parapet with a rifle and fired 350 shots himself, stated that it was ( impossible to miss. . Two British sold-iers who escaped after being captured' by the enemy, said that large aura- 's* C1 *J> > > ? C. S. NOBLE, REEVE. * .> - �*, ? 'A * * > > ? > ? > > > �i �: > ? > ; ? > Nobleford, April 2. C. S. Noble" was elected reeve at the first meeting of the village council hold here last night. E. C. Cranstoun was appointed secretary-treasurer. Little business other than detuila was transacted. AMERICANS KILLED IN THE BOMBARDMENT Paris, Apr. 2.-Further identification shows that three members of tho Landou family of New York, who had been residing in Paris, were killed on Good Friday when a shell from* the long range Gorman gun struck a church. They were airs. Mary Lan-don, wife of Edward Landon of New York, and his daughters, Mrs. Lucy Landon Speed, wife of Capt. Kalph Speed, of the British Army Service Corps, and Miss Ruth Landon. TO PICARDY Get Marching Orders to Battle Front Three Days Ago And Now on Way SAMMIES ARE JOYFUL FRONT IMMINENT Forty Divisions Gathered and Experts Expect Them to Strike Very Suddenly Washington, Apr. 1.-Imminent danger of an attack by the Austrian* in great force upon the Italian lines was emphasized today at the ttalisn embassy. Recently the embassy published a statement that no less than forty divisions had been gathered by the enemy on the battle lines and now information comes , 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 . Italian military authorities now are said to earnestly hope that all attention will be paid to the danger which impends. ONTARIO RAILWAY GETS AN INCREASE Ottawa, Apr. 2.-'By the terms of a railway board 'judgment handed down yesterday the London and Port Stanley railway company is authorized to increase its standard passenger tariff by 15 per cent and its freight rate on coal by 15 cents a ton. Tho increases are granted, the judgment states, "because it is clear that the company's rates .re Insufficient to m-operly cover the costs of operation under the conditions of today." AMPLE NEED OF 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 norlhern France reached the American troops last night in Paris newspapers. It was greeted with cheering. The men who will go are envied by the rest of the ~ American forces. As they passed by on the roads they were, speeded on the British way with cries such at "Eat 'em up" and "Que, you fellows are in luck." Orders to proceed toward the plains of Picardy were received from the French high command three days ago, but until it was officially annou!-"-?d no mention could be made of it. Allies i>et.ghted London, Apr. 2.-The decision to place American units in brigades with rench and British battalions for immediate participation in the fighting on the western front is commented upon by the morning newspapers as fallows: The Daily Chronicle: "The fine spirit shown by the United States throughout this crisis has been the cause' Ot almost encouragement and moral support to her allies in Europe. Nowhere bias the lesson of Brest-Lit-ovsfc'bepn more clearly read than in America and nowhere is the absolute need for defeating Imperial Germany more dlstiriptor .idealized."/.;... , . :"It proves"/' says the Daily Express, "that America is in the wartfor victory and it is additional evidence of President Wilson's idealistic statesmanship." "The spirit in which tiils measure has'been taken by America," declares the Morning Post, "deserves, as it will receive the fullest recognition both in France ami in this country, and that it will have Its weight in Germany too, we cannot doubt." BULLETINS BOMBARD PARIS AGAIN Paris, Apr. 2.-The eighth long range bombardment of Paris began at 10.10 o'clock today when a projectile exploded in the , sgion of the city. DISTRICT AGENTS FOR Bll Amsterdam, Apr. 2.-For the first ffmo in Germany, a semi-official statement dismisses the idea of a leaguo of nations as fantastic and impossible. Tho statement as published In the German papers says: "We do not see that a league of na-'tions could offer any guarantee of lasting peace among men. The nations would perhaps gr/eet such a league with joy, but in due time they would learn to curse It, because It. could not fail to decoivo all their hopes most cruelly. "The only possible result would bo continual strife and quarrelling, and finally, perhaps, a fresh war in which the whole world, would be Involved. "So far as Alsace-Lorraine is concerned, wo decline all leagues and congresses." WEATHER High Low , 45 3 London, Apr. 2.-tdow necessary the rapid building of airplanes is, can be gathered from the official reports of losses on all battle fronts during February. These totalled 361, of which 268 fell on the western front, 85 in Italy, 4 in Palestine, 3 in Macedonia and 1 in Mesopotamia. The allies report that 273 Germans and Austrian machines were brought to earth by entente air* men while the German headquarters claim to have brought down 88 allied machines on the various fronts. Losses for December on the western and Italian fronts alone were 390. Offices Will Be Opened in Leth-. bridge and Other Cities in Province (Contindsd,on Pad* 6) T (Special to the Herald) Edmonton. April 2.-The district agents appointed by the minister of agriculture to carry out the greater production campaign have been called to Edmonton and are being instructed in their duties. The^ men who have been engaged are A. E. Quully, H. W. Scott, B. J. Whitebread, T. L. Brown, W. G. Payne, E. H. Hopkins, L., D. Snider, A. W. Foley, J. G. Taggart, E. E. Brown, R. M. Scott, C. Tapp, F. E. Bobbins, J. Claxton. The agents will work in close relation to the labor bureaus at Edmonton. Calgary, Red Deer and Lethbridge and with the seed and weed branch in Bdmouton. Offices will be � opened in the fol: lowing towns and clerical help installed: Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Claresholm. High River, Calgary, Olds, Castor, Youngstown, Lacombe, Wetaskiwin, Sedgewick, Vermillion, Vegreville, Edmonton and Spirit Riv- CREDIT8- TO ALLIES Paris', April 1,-Evidently tho French city of Amiens is now considered in official circles as being in imminent danger of falling into the enemy hands, as President Polncaie went there yesterday and to the surrounding townships lo inspect how the necessary evacuations were being carried out. The president also visited the troopf'operatini in the region of Mont Dldier. TAILORS STRUCK 4 Winnipeg, Apr. l.-^-five hundred journeymen tailors ' are oil strike in Winnipeg today for a wage increase. Washington, Apr. 2.-Only fourteen millions of the one hundred million bushels of America's 1917 corn crap needed by the allies has gona forward as shown in export figures compiled today by the food administration. Liwt year at this time sixty-tour' million bushels had been shipped. The decrease is attributed to lack of rail and ocean transportation. There will be no shipments during tho next two months, it was said, because at this time of the year corn .soils in transit. Later exports will be resumed to the extent that transportation is available. OA8E DISMISSED St. John's, Nfld., Apr. 2.-An indictment charging Sir William Reid, former president of the Reid Newfoundland railways, with criminal libel, was dismissed by the grand jury .today,. .Washington, April 2.-Credits to the allies in the last year were realize* to more than $5,000,000�000 by a loan of $200,000,000 to Great Britain. The nation's total credits from the United States now are $2,720,000,000 and all the 'allies $5,160,600,000. / �*> >>�>>*>'> �> �  INDIA PRAYS FOR ? > BRITISH SUCCESS ?  London, Apr. 2.-(Via Reu-  ter's Ottawa Agency).-A Delhi > �j� despatch states that through- > { out India the sole subject of > *J> Interest is the western fight- > > ing. Confidence, in final Brit-   ish victory is absolutely uu-  shaken. All .India is praying +  for the success of the British >  and, allied' armies. >   PORTUGUESE MYSTERY Lisbon, Apr. 2.-Benito Caeiro, a Portuguese engineer, is said by the Seculo to have invented a gun which will throw a shell ninety' miles. CLEMENCEAU SHELLED Paris, Apr. 2.-The French premier while making his daily 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. E Within 30 Miles of Kursk, But Russians Fight Turks in In Caucasus, Petrograd, April i.-It is reported that a German army is within thirty miles of Kursk. Ekaterinoslav has been cut off 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'Ba-toum, Kara, and Arriaham,- in the Caucasus. The Armenians and Gorgians have formed a large army for the defense of the territory, against the' Turks who have begun military occupation of the three districts by virtue of the Bre3t-Litovsk peace treaty. The Gorgians have seized most of the Russian warships in the harbor of Batoum and have taken them Into the Black Sea. The entire population of Georgia has been mobilized to op.-pose the invaders), ' Grand Duke Arrested London, Apr. 2.-Former Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovitch, brother of the 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.  Rear Admiral Sablin has been elected commander in chief of the Black Sea fleet. Soldiers Fight a Pitched Battle With the Rioters Govt. Takes Stern Steps Come To Clash in Lower Part of, City-Three Civilians Are Killed in Fight-Soldiers Use Guns On the Mob-Many Arrests Are Made-Cabinet Considers Situation. MILITARV AUTHORITIES ARE DETERMINED TO PUT DOWN RIOTING; 62 ARRESTED 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. 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 have 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 I\Joreuil from the Germans in conjunction with French infantry, and that the French commanders have expressed their appreciation of the valuahlo 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 lighting to the south of Arras, where they made some gains. DECLARES THEM ELECTED Ottawa, April 2.-VV. F. O'Connor, general returning officer, has issued a proclamation declaring Pedlow, Liberal, South Renfrew, and Harold, Liberal-Unionist, Brant, elected. In both cases there was a recount of the soldiers' vote. 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 niglit. in St. Iloclis. the lower sector of tha city, as a result of which three civilians were killed. Two soldiers and four citizens were wounded and one hundred men placed under arreBt. The fighting lasted from S.30 until midnight and during this time, the snipers fired revolvers at the militia 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. No official list of casualties was available last night and it is possible that the figures given abpjre,. which were compiled from" reports available at \a,m. may be added to. 62 Men Under Arrest Quebec, April 2.--The military authorities had .62 wen under arrest this morning in connection with last night's clash between, the rippers here and the soldiers; Thoy -have -been ar rested 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-Arthur Laperriere, 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, as doctors who treated them are unheard from. Details of the Fighting Quebec, Apr. 2.--So far. the killed and wounded appear to Be innocent citizens who were not connected with the disturbance in any way. The hoI-dlers used every care to protect the lives of citizens, but with thousands of people in the region where the 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 Jacques Cartier 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 of impression on the people. The soldiers Jiehaved 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 -the open Btreets under the strong electric lights they provided an excellent target for marksmen, but even when men began to be hit, they stood stoically on guard or undertook the dangerous task of searching for the shooters with energy. Much of the heavy fighting took place on St. Valier street, near the junction of St. Joseph street. The home of Dr. Jos. Goselin, a city physician, was right in the thick of the bombardment, and'as a machine gun was turned on the rioters the ground story of Dr. Goselin's house was literally riddled with bullets.. The members of the family had withdrawn to the second storey and were thus safe from the rifle and machine gun fire. Fought Into the Night Quebec, Apr. 2.-Fighting between v the rioting element in Quebec and tho military forces here continued, into tho night. After midnight the firing .diort down to a great extent, but men on housetops sniped the soldiers for,' hours. All night Quebec resounded with tha tread of marching men and the'commands of the officers. The guards placed on the public buildings and lu the area where fighting took place, was maintained all night. ' It was hoped by the military author* ities that now it has been demon* stratcd that no lawlessness will be tolerated, the disorderly factions Will remain quiet today. The holiday season ended with last night and it is thought by the military that wiUi men returning to work the tendency to get together wll! be diminished. However, no relaxation of the methods which the military have inaugurated to crush the rioting will be seen. Fire on Crowd > Quebec, April 2,-A number of sold* Iers were injured in a fracas, when a mob came near the Canadian Pacific Station. The soldiers started fixing -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 leaVM here for Que* bee 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 in a position to continue his work. The minister of Justice announced today there has not so far been any official proclamation of the existence of martial law in Quebec. It is ex* plained, however, that considerable misconception exists as to the effect of such a proclamation. Martial law. it is said, might be pnt Into* effect without any proclama* tlon. The proclamation would merely be a notice that it is in effect. Wants To Mtet Them Quebec, April 2.-Mayor Lavlguer this afternoon announced In the pap* era 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. Three Million In Southern Dollar Deal Alberta Land Approximately '122,000 acres of the Knight-Watson ranch lands south of Lethbridge, have been sold in a deal concluded this week by Knight A Watson, with the Hover affiliation of Spokane, Wash., in which this firm makes the purchase at a figure approaching very close to three million*- of dollare. f This is quite easily the biggest land, deal concluded In Southern Alberta in many a day. The Hover affiliation cameuniees one of -the biggest land firms in the United States. Their representatives have been in southern Alberta for the past few weeks ar* -anging for the deal. It Is their ir.tentlon to operate In this pert of the country en a huge eeale, as their big purchase Indicates. They state that they will bring land settlers fro mall parts- of the United Statee who will settle' permanently here, and crept the land they will turn over to tflem, - - SHOT AT DAYBREAK Two Greek Lieutenants Who Came to Greece to Organize Spy System , Athens, Mar. 30.-Lieutenants Cala* maras and Hodjopoulos, who came to Greece recently on a German submarine as agents of former King Constantino, were condemned to death by a court martial and the sentence way carried out today. Their lawyer, Con-oupis, also received the death sentence. � The two officers after receiving instructions at Zurich, Berlin and Vienna, came to Greece in an enemy submarine from Pola with u letter from the former king and plans to arrange a system of espionage and establish a naval base. Conoupis was) intermediary in the matter. A slstfJt jot Lieut. Calamsras was sentenced t� life imprisonment and a peasant wee- / given fifteen years for haibortttii the lieutenants. ^ A royal court martial has been dl* rected to prosecute Capitals Ifaparrl- -gopoulon, former aide de camp to Constantine, who Is said to have arranged for the visit to'the>-otflcerg, and Kolidyas Capchlefst, wktt ' �lw� aided their plena, > \ 11989183 D:1++C 53 597668 18643995 ;