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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 3, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald volume xi. lethbhidgb. ALBERTA. wednesday. aph1l :>, 1smh NTMHKIt 93 PEOPLE MUST  -   FORMAL PROTEST   FROM HOLLAND *  -------   Washington. ,\pr�l 2-For-   mal protest tho taking   over of the Hutch, i-.hipn wan   made to the i>t; department 4  today by The NV;h�>i lands min-   Inter. August Ihillpp, ucflng   under liiKiriuMons Iiom The   Hague.   * beautiful cathedral of noyon on fire Premier Stewart Says It Wijl Require Millions to Build Up Roads in Province AUTO LICENSES WILL FURNISH SOME OF FUNDS, BUT NEED MORE BOLSHEVIK! 10 To Bring Up Soldiers To Oppose Invaders-Discuss Peace With Ukraine Keep Up Continuous Harassing Fire on Front at Lens and Vimy Ridge Amsterdam. ,;>;". _. T!s" Cnthednl of Noyon Is a.!lro. nrcm-dlni; i� a seinl-official statement from Berlin The blaze Is attributed liy the Co�minim to tho French Inmtiai'imrtit. The Cathedral at Noyon is one of the most baantlful French examples "f the transition style of architecture of tlio lt-12t!l epntttrlcs. A portico was added In the 14tli century and the chapels of tne nave were huilt in the 14-liitii coiituriPs. Hound and pointed arches are used throughout the building an;l the two western towers whli h are unfinished nre 2nn foet high. WILL BE READY FOR ANY ATTACK; SPIRIT EXCELLENT (By (Kiiculul \n ilii' llrrnldl Bdmonton, April 2. - Definite ir.'.'l-autlon of tho ruturr policy of the frovernmciit In regard to roa I construction tn Alberta wuh Riven Tuoh lay afternoon at the legislature whrn '.he house wan In committee of the Pholc on �hp estimates for the depart-aiunf of public works. Premier Stewart doc laring that op to the present the government hail borne ;if> per rent., Df tho construction und maintenance! sanitation and creative work .had ar >f the roads of thp province said that ! rived and that It was necessary ' the country had arrived ut a stage sr development when the people would liivo to contribute In a lan;e wav The ----r-----. ...____ 1 Loudon. April 8.-The Bolshevik! 1 operations the Canadian Overseas Correspondent. i anndian Army Headquarters In April 3.-Again this morning our kuiis. heavy and light, have, smashed the enemy trenches, com- London. April 2-The Bolsheviki government has crushed all Its eiiem-! Franco, lea hut cannot consider Its power lasting owing to the disorganization , of tho country, Leon Trotikv declared > niunications and assembly areas, our! in a speech at Moscow, a Renter dls-' artillery co-operating with the Infan patch from Petrograd says. Trotxky I lr>' '� "fteen minutes of barrage fire, asserted that tho moment for re-or- wn"8 �*"r machine guns swept No Man's Land and the opposing Iren rived and that it was necesssrv to I than any other province in Canada In I construction, and maintaining tho roads of the province. Mr. lloidtay asked for an explanation of.- the sum of ftTii.QOO being voted for a traffic deck on tin- railway bridge at Pearc lllvni;. Premier Stow-t>rt replied that was the s�i)t the railway company required to Attend the bridge so as to provide for foot and vehicular traffic It had been calculated that If the government built a bridge to provide those facilities i itccordltiR to which estimate the offer of the railway company would save the pro'vlnt* about Jimuiun. The ferry service at present said the premier wc.h idirly satisfactory, but it had never really been satisfactory. If the railway company were to construct the bridge arrangements would have to be made before they proceeded to erect the steol. That was why they were asking the government to give a definite undertaking. There had been an understanding with the former premier that the railway company should -�io the work rather than it should 'bo undertaken by the government Itself,. j The premier stated there was well defined opinion in the district in support of the erection of the bridge. Mr. Hoadley and Mr. Ewlng urged that the railway should only be paid for what the additional work woukl cost more than the original coat ox the bridge. Premier Stewart although be would rot say the government was morally bound to pay the $176,000 intimated that die work would not be proceeded with by the railway company if they did not get this sum. What ha was concerned with, be said, was the fact that the province would save 1100,000. Mr. Weir said the fact was the bridge was needed In the public Interest, in th* interest of the settlers. All they could do was to take tholr medicine and see they were not placed at the mercy of any railway company In future. vance on Kharkov from Poltava. PATIENCE WITH BEING EXHAUSTED Washington.. April 3-Since the sreat battle in Plcardy began reports to the department of Justice of mob attacks apen German* and disloyal Americans have increased many fold. tJitlf recently these outbreaks recorded by 'the bureau Of investigation In u file of newspaper clippings, were nutte infrequent, but bow they ar* reported and seen dally. Officers pointed to ." . .oflrt AAn i 'n'8 �Muatlon today, 4s evidence of ,l^u.l:L':?:t.*:8^0.0.0.l the urgent need of new legislation to permit the government to deal drastically with disloyal utterances and actions. They said the patience of the American people with disloyalty was becoming exhausted and that a wave of bitter feeling might be expected to follow .reports of casualties amyng the American soldiers now being sent to the front in France. areas, punctuated with harassing fire at Intervals. While both the enemy's weight of artillery and infantry concentration point to another attempt against Arras and Vimy Ridge, nothing more than patrol activity has characterized our front line. savev for one raid north of Acheville against an enemy post and aa a result of which we captured one prisoner. In visits to batteries, battalions and brigades and divisions. 1 have found high spirits everywhere. It Is said that Germany has lost the first play in her desperate gamble for victory and while further bitter fighting l#j anticipated there is no conviction anywhere that the enemy can succeed In the future where he has failed in the past. Save for constant duels between our* and enemy butteries, Raster Mot. day, the first anniversary of the day the Canadians took Vimy Ridge, puss-ed without incident beyond marked aerial activity. All day long the rattle of machine guns could be heard from eur trenches directed against enemy places, while our antl aircraft gtfns were repeatedly In action. At tlie same time our machines were carrying out operations far into enemy territory and clashes between enemy planes were numerous. Battle conditions have succeeded the ordinary routine for the Canadian corps but as yet no heavy fighting has taken place. OUtJ UNt THE NOW WAVERING BATTLE-LINE IN FRANCE AND BELGIUM. The dotted portion of the line Khows the extent of the allied advance In the battle of the Homme, and precisely An the same ground where the Germens are now -mdvancinft. Austria Was Almost Ready For Peace But Changed Mind ALLIES TERRIBLY IN NEED OF MEN REGULATIONS FOR Pari*, April 3.-"Cumin lied." This I* ail Premier Clemeneeau had to say when told today of the statement sf 0*unt Cternln that he hao> iaapjirtd through an inter-iiwilsajf another Austria-Hungary to negotiate, and if so The premier de-Paris for the front this morula* and (named of Count Ca*�ni�> apeeett on hie arrival there. PEACE OFFENSIVE Washington, April 3- Count Csernin's sUtement that F ranee had auggeetsd peace with Austria, was shaeaetorlxatf by -officials hens today as the beginning of a new German peace offensive with the Austro-Hungartan foreign minister acting at Germany's behest. In regard to Bulgaria's claims against Serbia, the 'foreign nilulster haM: Bulgaria must receive from Serbia certain districts inhabited try Bulgarians. We, however, have no dnaire to destroy Serbia. We will enable Serbia to develop and would welcome clou or economic relations with her. Paris, Apr. 3. - The threat against "Amiens is not considered very serious here, although * the Germans are only eleven miles away. That point must be held at all costs because it is the link between Paris and the channel ports. If the Germans break through here it would separate the British and French armies and afford opportunity to defeat each in detail. This danger grows less as time pastes. Germany has staked her all cn the result of the battle, which one German newspaper ssid the other day would decide her future position In the world. Possibly this may be true, but never in the sense the Germans expected. IMPORTANT CAPTURE With the British Army In France, April 3.-The British last night stormed and captured a strong Gorman point south of He but erne which menaced that defending position. The re-capture of Ayette, south of Arras, by the British ie the most important news from the northern battle front reported thua far today. The Ayette sector has been one of the most fiercely contested tones. The Germans have sacrificed great numbers of troops in an effort to secure a hold here. fol. the la> the of 7 Count Czernin Won't Discuss Peace on Basis of Return of Alsace-Lorraine Are Discussed-Fixed Spreads On Lower Grades is Recommended. Winnipeg. April 2.-Rules and reg- ulations governing the marketing/ of i decided it bad better wait, as parlla next season's grain crop were under discussion at a public meeting held by the board of grain supervisors of Can* ada this afternoon. Or. Maglll presiding/ , R. McKenile of the Canadian Council of Agriculture, submlUed aomerree-ommendatlons to the council, the majority of which caused considerable debate. The meeting decided that the recor*. mendatlons of the council that thert (oontincbd ok PaQB 4) SUB T? STANDSTILL /  London, Apr. P.-How a Lelth shipmaster fought a new German submarine to a standstill was related to King George when the mariner was decorated recently at Buckingham Palaoe. The British vessel exchanged shots at two miles with the submarine, which withdrew out of range after firing a torpedo. The smoke boxes of the steamer then cought fire apd the submarine commander resumed the chase. He overhauled the steamer and a fierce tight followed. The - submarine's after gun was put out of aeUon but enemy sheMs rained over and around the steamer and oa* of her passengers and a steward were wounded. After two hours' fighting the submarine ceased firing without submerging, presumbsly having been damaged severely by'the Britisher's gun*. Putting oa full speed the British captain soon Jaft the Qermaa. who did apt take ap the chaae, far astern. Theaajrtaln then waat below gad gave xaadJsW attention to the passengers aad steward, amputating on* of the (Sttwafdj' legs. New York. H. T., April 3.-The allies ar* so terribly in need of men that the military age in Great Britain presumably will be advanced after the present German offensive, according to a statement made here yesterday, bv Sir George Adam Smith, principal and vice-chancellor of Aberdeen University, who has Jaet arrived here from Bngland as .a representative of the department of public Information of the British torefga office to deliver a series of lectures. "What we seed from America la ships and men," be said, "bttt aalde 1 be continued co-operation on. the part from the material aid, I Stay say that {of the board of grain supervisors with similar authority as in the United States and that the use as far a* possible of such existing organisations and facilities as may be necessary and advantageous for the expeditious collecting, forwarding, marketing" and distribution of the Canadian .grata crops, were unobtainable. There? was considerable discussion of the suggestion that a fixed basis price with fixed spreads on low�r grades at milling discounts be set*I rather than maximum and minimum values if the board % considers It Juetl-tied with the continuance of prtoe, control. It was also recommended that the flat basis price carry with It a provision to cover the net carrying cost on grain delivered on subsequent dates London, Apr. 3.-Austria-Hungary was recently "almost on the point" of beginning peace negotiations with the entente. Count Czernin, the Austro-Hungarlan fcrelgn minister declared in an address to the Vienna municipal council. The wind "suddenly veered," he added, "the entente deciding to await developments In this country which caused it to hope that' the dual monarchy would "soon be defenseless." The foreign minister's words were: "Recently we were almost on the point of entering into negotiations with the western powers, when the wind suddenly veered round, and, as we know with certainty, the entente th* moral stimulus girsn by the entrance of America In the war is tremendous. Man aower, hawsver. Is th* vita! issue, w* are a*w facing a very serious crisis but we will hold out uaUl yoc ar* ready*" bakernWI italian front. Italian Arm* H*adfanrt*n, Apr. 1. -The American s*crsO>rs of war, Newtotr D. Raker. sssnaVtanlaa by members of his staff, arrtvM at th* Italian army haadtiiaHIr* �av morning. He was tolnsdl Kir* hr Ambassador Thomas at Vast*, who cam* from Rom*, add ttator^lraMral Swift, the bead of th* AajarioaSi military mis slon in Italy. > ' TaeVearty proceeded to the supreme command whoa* a haajaome rttla was placed at th* disposal of taa American secretory of war. Mr. Baaar and Mr. Pag* oahed oa Oeaaral DISS, th* secretary rsaaialg* Her as *ft*tse* talk with th* Italiaa oammaaaar ia ohUt. CBOiNf IN ONTARIO Toronto, As** *V-4to*4UMt has begun la asm* parch ot j|outhw*at*ra Ontario, wall* ainarlag MS tagtia as far as Osfeawav IWtiMgs ar* prapar-lag to do ths *SjW w*�k ftoalradto puttaag in �* stfrsV flsM.'�f wheat or baaue, Inqniry f*f s*M wheat U I strong. MaMUis alsf Wild Ooaa* var- leUse are ita le*wrM*s> mcntary and political events In our country Justified the* hope that the monarchy would soon boNJefenseless." Important Pert Ended London, Apr. 3.-A despatch to the {Sxchange Telegraph from Amsterdam says that Count Czeruln, the Austro-Hungarlan foreign minister, addressing the Vienna municipal council Tuesday, said that with the signing ot peace with Rumania, an important part ot the war had been ended. Regarding President Wilson's last address, Count Cxernln said he did not believe the president really desired to separate Vienna from Berlin; that he (Ciernin) had too good an opinion ot President Wilson's statesmanship for that. Inferos Righto by Strength . *H do not intend to go begging tor peace or to obtain It by entreaties aad lamentations, but to enforce It by our moral right and physical strength," Count Cxernln said. "Any ether tactics I consider will contribute to th* prolongation ot the war." Ml RIOTS TOOK London, Apr. 3.-Count Czernin. the Austro-Hungarian foreign minister In an address to the Vienna municipal council Tuesday, declared that Premier Clemeneeau of France had asked Austria-Hungary on what basis she would negotiate peace, according to a despatch from The Hague to the Dally Mall. Austria replied that the only obstacle to peace with Prance was Alsace-Lorraine and Premier Clemeneeau said that It was impossible to negotiate on that basis. "Some time before the western offensive began," Count Cxernln said, "Premier Clemeneeau" addressed tarme an Inquiry whether and upon what basis I was prepared to negotiate. In agreement with Berlin, I Immediately replied that I was prepared ^negotiate and that ah far as France was concerned the only obstacle I could see tn the way ot peace was the French desire for Alsace-Lorraine. The reply from Paris was that it was Impossible to negotiate on this basis. Thereupon, there was no choice left. True to Germans "The colossal struggle In the west has already begun. Austro Hungarian and German troops are fighting shoulder to shoulder at they fought in Russia, Serbia. Rumania and Italy. We are fighting together tor the defense of Austria-Hungary and Germany. Come what may, ve will not sacrifice Germany's interest any more than she will leave us in the lurch. We are not fighting for imperialistic or annexationist alms for ourselves or for Germany." The foreign minister, according to an Amsterdam despatch to the Dally Chronicle, declared also that he had an earnest desire for peace and that his country wished to avoid any further military offensive. After referring to his reply to Premier Clemeneeau regarding Alsace-Lorraine, h,e said that Austria would Insist upon the status quo, adding: 'The aspirations of France and Italy' are Utopian which will be terribly avenged." Ottawa, Apr. 8 -W. F. McLean, of South York, has given notice of th* following resolution: "That In the opinion of this bouaa, s liens of enemy birth realdeat) la Canada, should be conscripted bjr " " government tor industrial pari aad such Isborars be leased Is alayara aa such terms as will � tola th* atoadard rat* of wagdSi Oaaada, whUa limiting the wag* to paid aseh altea for Ms owa van seldtora' fay.* Quebec. April 3.-For th* first night sine* last Thursd�> th* clticms of Qa*b*c witnessed ao rioting tonight, fas district In St. Roch, where the hattl* took pate* mat sight, waa sur-"by soldi*** hat they war* aot aataarltM war* much �a >aa�iaat#i at hostill-_, _ no^.SQ o'clock this morning. Pr*nah Nasals* Them K1s, April I.--A G*rm*� ... of Moreuil hut night was repulsed by th* rraaoh fir*, aad th* *ar Off*. asiMa^ TTTV , French Statement Psris. April a. - The Matement lows: "On the front between .Somme and the Oise there was creasing activity on the part of artillery on both Hides.  South Moreuil the enemy made a spirited attack against the French position* between Moiisel and Mailly-Uaroevat. It was repulsed by the French tire and the enemy was not able to gain a footing in the French defenses, ex. cept at one point. "A German effort north of Rollot was broken up by the French fir*. Last rilght the French rarried out x> local operation on the slopes north at Plemont, in which eur troops enlarged their position appreciably and took; sixty prisoners. There In nothing to report from the remainder of th* front. "On March ::1 and April 1. French aerial squadrons threw down mora than Bi tons of projectiles on rsa� ways and cantonments at HaSU Chauny and Noyon. A large fire was. observed In the railway station at Chaulnes. German cantonments in the region ot Royo were bombarded with muny projectiles and attackea with machine guns from a low etova* Hon. French pursuit planes were en* pag-ii in many fights in the course of which ejght German airplanes ware brought down. Two others were put out of action." Pins Work of Women Paris, Apr. Si- one front line unit ot the Red Cross made a fine record in the recent Gsr> man offensive. At Roy* th*�?tsjp� over the direction of military traMjev One girl In grey uniform standing at the four corners directed columna of guns, cavalry, supply wagons and troops, thus preventing a Jam. The unit had been located at Grey-court, u few miles back of tho line*, doing reconstruction and relist .work when the offensive began. Thsy'weVe the last women to leave several towns before the Germans entered and wer* on duty in half a dozen villages, widely separated when word came of tho German advance. They aided hundreds dV refugees to the rail heads and established a temporary kitchen in one town, feeding two hundred and fifty British soldiers who had not eaten for hours. Work of Airmen London, April 2.-British aviator* were very active on the battle front in Prance, -dropping 17 tons of bombs and bringing down 16 German airplanes and tiro balloons. The official statement Issued tonight 'says thattn* night bombing squadrons dropped bombs on railway stations in the area behind the German Unas. The stats* ment follows: "There was good visibility Monday and our low-flying airplane* again were active. More than seremteea tons of bombs were dropped and thou*, ands ot rounds were fired from the alp at the enemy's infantry and other targets on the ground. Hoxtlle aircraft also were active on the southern por> tlon ot our front, some of their two-seater machines firing at our troop* with machine gups from low heights. "Ten hostile airplanes were destroy* ed and six others driven down out of control. Another airplane was brought down within our lines by infantry. Two hostile balloons were destroyed by our airplanes. Eleven of oar bmcb* ines are missing. "After dark ouj* night flying nuacb> Ines bombed enemy railway stations, billets, troops and transports, dropping many bombs on the Cambral ran> way station and on the station soajk east ot Doual. on the railway loath, of that town as well as on other tpr* gets. All of eur machines returaad.* TORNADOES DO - damage in il *. Missouri Hard Hit-Some K0s> ssV-Property Dsunag* �g s St. Louts. April 8.-Six persons art known to be dead, six injured aat property damage totalling many UiOtaj anda of dollars was don* by tornados* last night ia Missouri.' aecordstg �� reports reaching here early today. u A tornado struck HuntorViUs ajbt, Gray Ridge, small towns In th* aat eestora part of the slate.kiMiag OJsJ neraous, two of them at Ha and on* at Gray Ridge, away peraoas ware s*v*r*(y, and \ property ^wasaani. wav ^s^anjspw^ajsjajgs*-, ^bb***^*. - * . . - i _., -. *Ur - .' -. .Vh:- 7...... . 10?941 ?19028 15 06087? ;