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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 3, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBRlDGE. ALBERTA. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 46, NUMBER 95 PEOPLE MUST ' CONTRIBUTE TO Premier Stewart Says It Wijl Require Millions to Build Up Roads in Province AUTO LICENSES WILL FURNISH SOME OF FUNDS, BUT NEED MORE (Special lo lh� II cram) Edmonton, April 2.-Defi-.iite ir.'-i-totion of tho future policy of the government in regard to road construction in Alborta was given Tuesday afternoon at the legislature when ihe house was in committee of the whole ou the estimates for, tho department of public works. Premier Stew-Bit declaring that up to the present trie government had borne 95 per cent, st the construction and maintenance 9f the roads of the province said that the country had arrived at a stage of development when the people would have to contribute in a large way. The money received from the automobile licenses, even if it increased to a niil-ion dollars a year would be used for the purpose of road construction .But in addition to that the rural municipalities if they were to have their desires Hiven effect to would have to Increase their proportion to meet the noeded expenditure. ."It was going" declared the first minister "to cost millions of dollars to construct roads in the province." They were only at the beginning of things in road construction iu Alberta. Steel Bridges The premier expressed the view that If the government took care of steel bridge construction over the large rivers, and their maintenance that should be sufficient. That would be doing all the atate could be supposed to 'do although in the past the government had been doing more probably, than any other province in Canada lit' construction, and maintaining the roads of the province. Sir. Hondley asked for an explanation of> the sum of $170,000 being vot-. ed for a traffic deck on the railway bridge.at Peace Rivoi;. Premier Stcw-nrt replied that, was the siiij.;tJie'; rfeii-way company required to extend 'the bridge so as to provide for foot arid vehicular traffic. - It had been calculated that if the government built a bridge to provide those facilities it would cost $260,000 uncording to which eslimate the offer of the railway company would save (he proViiK* about $100,000. The ferry service at present siud the premier was fairly .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 steel. 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 'do the work rather than it should 'be undertaken by the government itself,.- The premier stated there wflts Well defined opinion in the district in support of the erection of the bridge. Mr. Hoadley and Mr. Ewing urged that the railway should only be paid for what, the additional work wouM cost jnore than the original' cost of the bridge. Premier Stewart although he would not say the government was morally bound to pay the $175,000 intimated that die work would not be proceeded with by the railway company if they did not get this sum. What he was concerned with, he said, was the fact that the province would save $100,000. Mr. Weir said the fact .was the bridge was needed in the public interest, in the interest of the settlers. All they could do was to take their medicine and see they were not placed at the mercy of any railway company in future. >�>*5 >>>*> > ? ? ? ? * ? >  ? FORMAL PROTEST FROM HOLLAND Washington, April 2.-Formal protest against the taking over of the Duicii iihips wa�y made to the nt;'.i under instructions from The ? Hague. - ? � * * *> * .;. � .> * BOLSHEVIKI TO To Bring Up Soldiers To Oppose Invaders--Discuas Peace With Ukraine Keep Up Continuous Harassing Fire on Front at Lens and Vimy Ridge WILL BE READY FOR ANY ATTACK; SPIRIT EXCELLENT London, April 2.--The Bolsheviki government has crushed all its enemies but cannot consider its . power lasting owing to the disorganization of tho country, Leon Trotzky declared in a speech at Moscow, a Renter dispatch from Petrograd says. Trotzky asserted that the moment for re-organization and creative work Jiad arrived and, that It was necessary to raise the output of the workingmen and to dismiss undesirable elements. Compulsory Service London, April 3.-The Bolsheviki government has decided 1 to introduce^ compulsory military service, according to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Petrograd and has agreed to discuss a proposal for' the conclusion of peace from the Central Ukrainian Rada of Kiev. . It is reported that the Germans and Ukrainians will attempt a fresh advance., on Kharkov from Poltava. PATIENCE WITH ( Continued ok Paob 4) Washington; April 3:-Since the great battle in Plcardy began, reports to the department, of' justice of mob attacks upon Germans and disloyal Americans have increased many told. ntll recently these outbreaks recorded by 'the bureau of investigation in a file of newspaper clippings, were ouite infrequent, but now they are reported and seen daily. Officers pointed to this situation today, �s evidence of the urgent need of new legislation to permit the government to deal drastically with disloyal utterances and action*. They--Mid' the patience of the American people with disloyalty was becoming exhausted arid that a wave of bitter feeling might be expected to follow .reports of casualties amgng the American soldiers now being sent to the front in France. ALLIES TERRIBLY (By tho Canadian Overseas Correspondent.) Canadian Army Headquarters in FrauceT April 3.-Again this morning our guns, heavy and light, have smashed the enemy trenches, communications and assembly areas, our] artillery co-operating with the infantry in fifteen minutes of barrage fire, while our machine guns swept No Man's Land and the. opposing trenches. Our stokes and trench mortars added their weight of fire, which gave the enemy further grim notice of our readiness to meet his offensive operations. All night long our guns maintained a slow fire on enemy areaB. 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, save^for one raid north of Achcville against an enemy post and as a result of which we captured one prisoner. In visits to batteries, battalions and brigades and divisions, I 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 is�j anticipated there is no conviction anywhere that the enemy can succeed in the future where he has failed in the past. r Save for constant duels between our� and enemy batteries, Easter Mon day, the first anniversary of the day the Canadians took Vimy Ridge, passed without incident, beyond marked aerial activity. All day. Jong the rattle of machine guns could' be heard from our trenches directed against enemy places, while our antl aircraft gtrns were repeatedly in action. At the 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. BEAUTIFUL CATHEDRAL OF NOYON ON FIRE Amsterdam, Apr. -'......The Cat lied nil of Noyon is aifirc, according to a semiofficial statement from Berlin. The blaze is attributed by the Germans to the French bombardment. The Cathedral at. Noyon is one of the most beautiful French examples of the transition style of architecture of the 11-12th centuries. A portico was added in the 14 th century and the chapels of tile nave were built in the 14-1 fitU centuries. Round and pointed arches are used throughout the build-ng and the two western towers which are unfinished are 200 faet high. New York. N. T., April 3.-The allies are so terribly in need of men that the military age in Great Britain presumably will be advanced after the present German ofteusive, according to a statement made here yesterday, by Sir George Adam Smith, .principal and vice-chancellor of Aberdeen University, who has jast arrived here from England at .a representative of the department of public information of the British foreign office to deliver a series of lectures. 1 "What we need from America is bhlps and men," he said, "but aside j from the material' aid, I may say that' the moral stimulus given by the entrance of America In the war is tremendous. Man power, however, is the vital Issue. We are now facing a very serious crisis but. we will hold out until yon are ready." Londo^.-Apr. 3.-How a Leith shipmaster fought a new German submarine to a standstill was related to King George when the mariner was decorated recently at Buckingham Palace. 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 and the submarine commander resumed the chase. He overhauled the, steamer and a fierce tight followed. The submarine's after gun was put out of action but enemy shells rained over and around the steamer and one of her passengers and a steward were wounded. After two hours' fighting the submarine ceased firing without submerging, presumbaly having been damaged severely by *"the Britisher's guns. Putting on full speed the British captain soon left the German, who did not take up the chase, far astern. The captain then went below and gave medical attention to the passengers and stoward, amputating one of the I i stewards' le�g.. ' Italian Army Headquarters, Apr. 1. -The American secretary- of war, Newton- D. Baker, eocompanleti by members of his staff, arrived at the Italian army headquarters the region of Roye were bombarded] with many projectiles and attacked with machine guns from a low eleva* Hon. French pursuit planes were en� gaged in many fights in the course of which eight German airplanes wera brought down. Two others were put out of action." Fine Work of Women Paris, Apr. 3i-Girls attached � to> one front line unit of the Red Cross: made a fine .record in the recent German offensive. At Roye they to4|; over the direction of military. traffic One girl in grey uniform standing at the four corners directed columns of guns, cavalry, supply wagons: and, troops, thus preventing a jam. ' " The unit had been located at Grey-court, a few miles back of the lines, doing reconstruction and. relief-Wore when the offensive began.' They'weVe the last women to leave several towns before the Germans entered arid were on duty in half a dozen villages, widely separated when word^ came of the German advance. They aided hundreds at 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 aviators were very active on the battle front in France, -dropping 17 tons of bombs and bringing down 16 German airplanes and two balloons. The official statement issued tonight 'says that the night bombing squadrons dropped bombs on railway stations in the area behind the German lines. The state* ment follows: "There was good visibility Monday and our low-flying airplanes again were active. More than seventeen tons of bombs were dropped and thousands of rounds were fired from the all* at the enemy's infantry and other targets on the ground. Hostile aircraft also were active on the southern por� tlon of our front, some of their tw�i� seater machines firing at our troops with' machine guns from low heights. . "Ten hostile airplanes were destroyed 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 our mach* ines are missing. "After dark ouy night flying mach> ines bombed enemy railway stations, billets, troops and transports, drop* ping many bombs on the Cambrai rait way station and on the station south east of Dpuai, on the railway south of that town as well as on other tar* gets. All ot our machines returned.'* T Missouri Hard Hit-Some Kill) ed--Property Damage � Big St. Louis, April 8.-Six persons ara known to be dead, six injured and property damage totalling many thousands of dollars was done by tornadoes last night in Missouri, according, to reports reaching here early today... A tornado' struck Hunterville and Gray Ridge, small towns in the south* eastern part of the state, .killing three) persous, two of them at Huntervula and one at Gray Ridge. In both placet many persons were injured, soma severely, and property damage wat extensive. Farmers living nearby reported barns and othe/ balictiigjl swept away. r --jo At New Florence, eighty-five miles) west, of here; two persons mere killed] and at Mineola, one narson UUeJL "i 039?19 ?15310 5024 11 ;