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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 5, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LKTHBHIDGE, ALBKfrTA. FlUhAY. AIMUL 5. I'.MK Nl'MUKR 97 ALLIES kTTACKS FORM DEPT. OF PROVlNClAi GOVT. TO DEAL WITH Canadian Cavalry Drive i Huns Back From Hard-Gained Points In Charge e l cm Premier Stewart Makes This Announcement and Forestalls a Debate on the Subject (Hporliil l>i tin' MthMI Kdmonton. A11a., Apr. 4. -The I r:cdlato creation of a branch of the provincial government whoso pur titular business s 1 ]a 11 be the problem i of .the i(-turned soldiers Aid an-! nounced in tho legislature Thmvday afternoon by Premier Stewart. Organ i lzatlon would conmiPnce, mid t ic j first minister, the moment the session | was over, and It woul 1 tic put into | operation at onca. Th" work wlK be i curried out In connorflon with the premier's department, and it wan indicated there would be an idvlxory body consisting of six members, three elected by the Veterans' association, with whom tho premier said he had been In conference, and three appointed by the premier. The announcement of the premier wan mad-� during j the debate on a motion by Cnpt. Robert l'earson, "that In the opinion of this house a department should he organized, under the Jurisdiction of the premier, for the purpose of dealing with the problems of the returned no) illen, and their dependents." Thl;; motion was seconded by Ml** Mai-Adams, but after dlscnsuion wa � t�e main office of the G.N.W. rants monies to a very large eatent, Telegraph company. Thompson and perhaps for this work. If he did he! Taylor are .both operator* but have would expect the members ot the leg' Mature to sustain the government and vote the  necessary sums. "No human being can assume ut this stage not been working for the company since tho investigation was started some ten days ago. They are both charged with "con- what amount of money will be re- �P�"ng to transmit or receive newa quired but, I am satisfied this legis lature will sustain any expenditure In thin way. The premier said he had hesitated because of the pressure ot business assuming this heavy work himself, hut the present was a time when no man should shirk what wan his duty. If the returned meu, the soldiers' representatives, and the opposition In the legislature thought this duty should be performed by the premier of the province, then he would accept the duty, and as soon as the session had concluded would Immediately start to work to organise this particular service for tho purposo of looking Iter the men coining back to Alberta. irish convention London, Apr. 5.-The Irish convention which has bssn discussing the nutation of homo rule for several months, concluded its do---~ llbsraMone today, says the Central Nowa Agency. by telegraph which would assist is betting or wagering on horse rices.'* The trial of these two men vlll, It Is said, have great bearing on the Dominion-wide strike that has been fear ed would develop through the com pany dismissing operators belonging to the telegraphers' union. The operators agreed to stand by the men dls reeled operations, but I believe French the peace' ofteaaffe of the Central troops co-operated and did splendidly. Powers, ravtrWti* the Clemenceau Caaualties Light 1 story told' by Foreign Minister Czer- Our casualties were not as heavy ' nln.. It says that before the offensive aa in the brilliant cavalry action 1 on the western front Premier Lloyd mentioned in a previous despatch George and President Wilson favored when a "largo wood was wrested front discussing pence terms, but Premier the enemy infantry." In that story Clemenceau vetoed the suggestion and unfortunately I did not get the begin- finally caused them to adopt his nlng of the battle. It was started by standpoint of war to the end. The the Canadian dragoons, who made a paper says: really old-fashioned cavalry charge "it is Impossible to confirm thin re-over broken meadow and plowed land port absolutely, but there la conslder-wlth never a shelter from the enemy'b UD]e truth in it." Another internal Crisis (Continued on Paqi 4) steel ships now Hon. C. C. Ballantyne Tells of Policy of Union Government in Ship Building Ottawa, April 4.-How Canada la endeavoring to meet the needs o' ships was outlined to the house today by Hon. C. C. Uallantyne, minister of marine anil fisheries. The disowaaion arose on the naval service estimates. Mr. Ballantyne pointed out. In reply to a question by Mr. Lemieux, that Canadian effort was being directed to. construction rather of mercantile than i tacks the Austro-Hungarian foreign of war veaselu, although war craft J minister, "for weak placidity." Geneva, April 5.-Reports which find wide credence here imlirato that AuBtrla-HuiiRiiry Is on the cvo of another of thor.c grave internal crisis which in recent months have successively weakened the dual monarchy. The food situation as depicted by the Arbeiter Zeituug and as represented by neutral witnesses has now reached an unbearable [>oint. In spito of commandeering foodstuffs from old corners of occupied territories, no reirl relief is possible until next harvest. Well informed circles are asking "Can Austria survive tho intervening four months?" German Comment Amsterdam, Apr. !"..-Tho German papers comment on Count Czernln's speech in contradictory terms. Tho Berlin HoerBen Courier says Count Ciernln evidently does not think that the offensive on the western front paralyzed the possibility of an understanding. The Deutsch Teleges Zeituna at- had been constructed "equally as well missed as long as they could prove as they -could have been constructed       �     A WAY OUT Lpndon, April 6.-Irish opposition to conscription which Is the main obstacle in framing the manpower bill which is to be presented to parliament next week might be appeased, the Brenlng Staudard believes, by following the way shows by President Wilson and associating the Irish units in the field with the frenoh and Americans rather than the British. that they had in jo way be. MsTtsrlsIs which enter taty the Gpmullan production." In the old country To cheers of, both sides of the house, Mr. Ballantyne declared the government had come to the conclusion that "the time was opportune for Canada to embark on the building of steel ships as a national permanent policy."' There were fourteen shipyards in Canada and as the berths In these became vacant thoy would be utilised to the full In building steel ships tor the government. Four ships were now under construction-two at Montreal, one at Vancouver .and another at Co I llngwood. In addition arrangements had been made for the establishment of a rolling mill by the Dominion Iron and Steel Company of Sydney. The Lokul Anzelger says: "Berlin will be particularly glad to hear of the manner in which Count Czernin reflected tho peace offer of Clemen-ceau." , New York, N.Y., Apr. n.-Burglaries and robberies In Berlin averago ... . , more than three hundred dally and In the evening in reply to� a series \ g7ott ai6rm has Deen caused In tho of Questions from opposition members,, oortoan capital by the sensational Mr. nallantyne *P�.ke �' toe "very 1m-; crimes. portent part" V which tho Canadian savy had performed In the war. GERMANY WILL HAVE A HUGE WAR DEBT Amsterdam, Apr. 6.-Germany's war debt after the war will be thirty times what It was at the beginning, George Bombard, editor of the Veesisehe Zsltung, declared In a lecture .recently In Berlin In connection with the campaign far. the latest war loan. The editor's speech wae hardly calculated to afford his hearer* much eaucc far rejoicing. Mo said that at Mm end of the war Oermany probably will be faced with a debt ot 1*0,-OOQyMfcOOQ marks ae against five alllieae before the war. ; The Berliner Tagehlatt on March 10 published an Interview with the director of a large insurance company who aald that 300 burglaries and robberies were reported dally to the insurance companies but the number, he said, was much higher as many households and stores were not insured against this cUms of crime. 8lnce*the fall of 191 ti the number Of thefts has been Increasiug'steadlly with the result that the Insurance companies have been weakened financially although in moat cases premiums have been increased. : N� district is spared by the robbers, even the bomss of toe minister of war aad.the comiuandlag general ot the Mark of Brandenburg have been i tared. From three branches of a big tfaparrment store burglars recently oanrted off goods valued at 1160,000. r.omlon. April B. - The ntlti.sh have been pressed hack a short distance on the front east of Amiens, to positions east of Villers-Hr.;ttoneux. the >war office icports today. The Germans hr.rlcd Isrgr bodies of troops against thi Uritish between the I.uce and Somme rivers, making repeated assaults. For the must part the enemy was tiirown back with losses. Tho statement follows: "Uetween tlto I,u.-describing the sir fighting ou the western front, the correspondent of the Dally News says that never before In any army have airplanes been used In such great concentration. In one sector of the battle front aa many as three hundred machines are in the air at one time. The use of machine guns on enemy troops, guns and transports by low-flying machines, he. adds, lis* been carried to a point far beyond anything In previous experience. Govt. Takes Steps to Prevent Accumulation of Eggs, Buttec and Such Food Ottawa. April 4 New peculation* of far-reaching effee'. prepured by the Canada Food Hoard and effective from today will eliminate the speculative element from the produce business. Tho food board's order definitely limits the quantities of produce which u dealer may own or have In storage for his account, to his reasonable requirements and also makes it Impossible for hlm to carry larger quantities of food than arc required to provide for his Canadian trade requirements during the season of scant production or supply. The holding of excessive quantities of producn in storage after the expiration of tho period of scant production is thus made illegal and subject to heavy penalties. Monthly report* giving details of supplies on hand, volume ot business, profits, etc. will be required. These reports will bo in such form that the IT TAXE6DOCTOR AND FOUR Canadian Food Hoard will at all times OTHONG MliN TO PUT M.P. ON hi8 know the quantity of foodstuffs own-Pi NS AGAIN. .1. Archibald ^Campbell, ed by each dealer. In this way Ml', for Nelson, while leaving the hoarding, speculation and profiteer-Parliament buildings recently .was .'> degrees. The trust at night has been slight and there has. been no precipltatiou in the last twenty-four hours. The forecast for all the west is fine and mild with unsettled and showery weather on Saturday. �*t�T�t*��t�vf �f TRAIN VICTORIAN NURBIS) AT IDMONTON Ottawa, April 6.-At a meeting of the hoard ot governors ol the Victorian Order of Nurses yesterday, it was decided to establish a training centre at Mxeeaton in order to better the supply of nurses In the prairie provinces. New York. N. Y . April 5 request of the French ambassador the activities of Senator Charles Humbert, | editor ot I a; Journal of Paris, in this country will be investigated by Morton Lewis, state attorney general, It was announced here last night. The inquiry to be begun In New York next week, will be' conducted In connection with the French government's prosecution of Senator Humbert on u charge of^having transactions with Germany. Governor Whitman yesterday signed ail order authorizing Alfred Becker, deputy uttorney general to examine witnesses. Mr. Becker conducted the recent inquiry Into the operations or Bolo Pasha in America. During that Investigation the name ot Senator Humbert was frequently mention, ed, and the evidence obtained ham resulted when presented at Bolo Pasha's trial In Paris, not only in the Levantine's conviction and santtucp ot death but led to the arrest ot Senator Humbert and two ot bl* associates. Pierre Lenoir and Vn, Dos-ouches, whp are accused by Fraaoe of having communicated directly with German agenta/ PAVa plinlAtW'7 Serel, Que., Apr. &.-Rotneo Bol-due, the slayer of Xotione Bourdon, billty ot waste will be cut to its lowest. The reports will also give accurate, information as to waste, where the wanta occurs and profiteers ou various trpuactloufl. The order requires that no person dhall own or hold meats, lard or oleo-Ssargariae In greater qnantltlea than are reasonably necessary to supply the dealers own Canadian trade.re-4miremant* for a period of sixty days uateee permission In writing la first obtained from the food board. No person shall be permitted after December 1 in each year to own or, hold more eggs than are necessary to-supply his own Canadian requirements until March 1 ot the following year. On March 1, he must not have more than** sufficient for fifteen days requirements. Butter and Chesee Holding ot butter are similarly limited to quantities necessary to supply the dealers own Canadian trade requirements until May 1 iu each year,' on which date he must not have more than sufficient for fifteen days requirements. 4 With cheese, holdings are limited to requirements during the period ot scant production, that is, until June 1 in each year on which date the dealer must not have mora than thirty days supply, This extra holding is permitted so that a reasonable supply ot old cheese may be available. Holdings of poultry must aot exceed the dealer's own Canadian requirements until Sept. 1, In each year on which date the dealer must not have more th�n thirty days' supply. Similar restrictions are 'imposed on. holdings of canned or condensed, evaporated or powdered milk, the period of scant production for the purpose of the order expiring on May 1 In each year, on which date no dealer may have more than sufficient for thirty days requirements. Produce definitely subject to the order to the purchasing agents ot Great Britain or her allies may be held in addition to the quantities as limited above. Violation of these regulations or obstruction to any officer carrying out the provisions of these regulations At the|m"1"'8 tne "'Baer liable to a ttae of s. not less than $100 and not more than $1,000, to imprisonment tar thVee months or to both fine and imprisonment. The food board also has power to cancel the license of any dealer who does not comply with the regulations.      nlng an automobile agent of t�ngt)st|ll, was hanged in the Jail yard here thig mor TABER FARMER GOES UP FOR TRIAL Steve Arent of Tabor, was committed tor trial before the Justice of the Peace there yesterday and brought to Letubrldge last night. The charge agmlitst Arent was that of murdering Carl Barowskl by shooting Maw and though it bad been expeota4 tha oharge ' would be reduced tt� a**-slaughter this was not dog* at tha PMllmjAsry. c. F. P. CnaybagM, � C. was present at the prelisistaitv looking after the interests gg> JbV^' < erowa.. It la understood ensjlligjtm. ,v-for bail is being made by mTmEK1  ' ard of Medlotae Hat, eouasei im t|*t V lscenaeo, ~ -^% \ 97344?09 964272 18370573 7436 ;