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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 5, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME.XI. LETHBKIDGE, ALBEffTA, FRIDAY, APRIL 5, UI18 NUMBER 97 ALLIES REPULSE MEW TACKS Premier Stewart Makes This Announcement and Forestalls a Debate on the Subject Canadian Cavalry Drive f Huns Back From Hard-Gained Points In Charge -o (Special to the Herald) \ Edmonton, Alta., Apr. 4.-The immediate creation of a branch of the provincial government whoso pnr11-cuiar business shall bo the problem of:�the returned soldiers ivis announced in the legislature Thursday afternoon by Premier Stewart. Organization would commence, said tiie first minister, the moment the session �was over, and it would be put into operation' at onca. Tho work will be carried out in connection with the premier's department, and it was indicated there would be an advisory body consisting of six members, three Belected.by the Veterans' association, with whom the premier said lie had been in conference, and three appointed by the premier. The announcement of .the premier was made during the debate on a motion by Capt. Robert Pearson, "that in the opinion of this house a department should be organized, under (he jurisdiction of the premier, for the purpose of dealing with the problems of the returned soldiers, and their dependents." This motion was seconded by Miss Mac-Adams, but after discussion was withdrawn following the.intimation of the first minister. Premier Stewart said that among the many important duties of government he considered ihe most important the government-would hate, to-face during the next throe or four-years -would be the care of the returnedsoldiers. The mere creation of machinery, the placing of men in congenial employment* was not sufficient. ,Theyv must keep the men-4u eight, keeping remembrance' of what they had done, and re-establish them in civil' life in a way ih'eh: wiio''H8jT>i served their country deserved, " Observing that he agreed most heartily with the statement that if it-were holding the front line today, that they in Alberta would not now be enjoying the enhanced values of production that had arisen out of Mr.; war, Premier Stewart reminded the bouse that after the war the aspect of things would be changed entirely in Canada, ami Alberta. When they looked these men in the face they must realize they had done something for them they could not do themselves, and that anything they were able to do in return should be done cheerfully. He believed it would be done cheerfully by the people ~at Alberta, and if lie were premier of (.he province it would be done in that way. . Will Need Money It migllt be, said he, he would have to come back to the house and say they had appropriated and issued under the lieutenant-governor's warrants monies to a very large extent perhaps for this work. Tf he did he would expect the members of the legislature to sustain the government and vote the  necessary sums. "No human being can assume at this stage what amount of money will be required but, I am satisfied this legislature will sustain any expenditure in this way. The premier said he had hesitated because of the pressure of business assuming this heavy work himseif, but the present was a time when no man should shirk what was his duty. If the returned men, 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 organize this particular service for tho purpose of looking after the men coming back to Alberta. COL. REPPlNttTON, former military orttic-ot the* 'JHmeB, and now with !l- Mtinfyttr.ttet V . ARE CHARGED WITH TAPPING THE WIRES Brilliant Feats of Mounted Men Are Told By Canad-ianXorrespondent FOUGHT TEN DAYS AND NIGHTS WITH NO REST, LITTLE FOOD Ottawa, Apr. 5.-The following cable dealing with the operations of tho Canadiah cavalry during the last great battle has been received by Sir Robert Borden from Sir Edward Kemp, minister of militia overseas. The message was sent to Sir Edward Kemp by Rowland Hill, correspondent with the Canadian forces at the front: "Ten days and Bights without rest-rarely getting sleep, sometimes on horse, then on foot, yet today the Canadian cavalry brigade continued their wonderful record by driving the Boche back from commanding positions which had cost him Immense losses to gain. All Objectives Gained They went into the fighting this morning with the calm assurance that they were so much better than the Hun that they knew they would win. I saw them coming ou|_dead tired, but happy, this afternoon with all their objectives gained and over a hundred 'prisoners of a fresh German battalion and thirteen machine guns. Other guns were destroyed. "There might have been more prisoners, but we jvwere too tired to run after them," said a Port Garry captain. The Huns fc*d been warned that our Canadian horsemen were there, but they did not expect an attack to materialize. The Canadian command planned and directed operations, but I believe French troops co-operated and did splendidly. Casualties Light " " ' Our casualties were not as heavy as in the brilliant cavalry action I mentioned in a previous despatch when a "large wood was wrested from the enemy infantry." In that story unfortunately I did not get the beginning of the battle. It was started by the Canadian dragoons, who made, a really old-fashioned cavalry charge oyer broken meadow and plowed land with never a shelter from the enemy's G. N. W. Operators Arrested-. Will Have Bearing on ^ Threatened Strike London, Apr. 5.-The Irish convention whioh has been discussing the question of home rule for several months, concluded its deliberations today, says the Central News Agency. ij. !> } .�� e> ? ? ? ? *> A WAY OUT London, April 5.-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 Evening Standard believes, by following the way shown by President Wilson and associating the Irish units in the field with the -French and Americans rather than the British. VVV�V�V�ue time. The use of machine guns bn enemy troops, guns and transports by low-flying machines, he. adds, has been carried to a point far beyond anything in previous experience. (Continued on Page 4) WEATHER Winnipeg, Apr. 5.-The weather continues fine and mild tHroughout the prairie provinces with an average high temperature, of 55 degrees. The frost at night has been slight and there has, been no precipitation In the last twenty-four hours. The forecast for all the we3t is fine and mild with unsettled and showery weather oh Saturday. e. ?* � * * ? NURSES AT EDMONTON * ? Ottawa, April 5.-At a meet- > ? ing of the board of governors * ? Of the Victorian Order of �/ ? *    *  * r * *  * *  > ^^^^^^^^^^^ F PUT IN EFFECT IT TAKES'DOCTOR AND FOUR STRONG Mi�N TO PUT M.P. ON HIS PINS AGAIN. J. Archibald Campbell, MP. for Nelson, while leaving the Parliament buildings recently .was suddenly stricken with his -former trouble falling helpless on the should-, er of a fellow member. He has a' knee in which titers is a loose cartilage, and once it goes out of-ptaceit ioclqi that, knee causing intense .pani.^ilr. Campbell was lucky 'in bavins; mjsdieal aid near/at hand lnMis person of ,Rt. M. B. Blake, M.P.,4mder whose direction four strong men yanked.Mb knee back into place. "'' ' ' � : ' - 'Govt. Will Make it Crime to Be Idle Without a Proper Excuse Ottawa, Apr. 5.-An order-in- ' council to suppress idleness has been adopted by the government. It provides that every male person shall be regularly engaged in some useful occupation, with the exception of persons under sixteen years of age and over sixty, or physically unfit, or a student or temporarily unemployed. Violation of the provisions renders liability to a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars or In default to imprisonment wjrth hard labor net exceeding six months. Traitorous French Senator's Activities in Connection with Bolo Pasha Affair New York, N. Y., April 5.-At the request of the French ambassador the activities of Senator Charles Humbert, editor of Lc 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 a charge ofjiaving transactions with Germany. Governor Whitman yesterday signed an order authorising Alfred Becker, deputy attorney general to examine witnesses. Mr. Becker conducted the recent inquiry Into the operations of Bolo Pasha in America. During that investigation the name of. Senator Humbert was frequently mention* ed, and the evidence obtained! here resulted when presented at Bolo Pasha's trial in Paris, not only in the Levantine's conviction and sentence of death but led to the arrest of 8eri-r.tor Humbert and two of his associates, Pierre Lenoir: and Wm.. Des-ouches, whp are accused by France of having communicated directly with German agents^ "pays penalty Sorel, Que., Apr. 5.-Romeo Bol-duc, the slayer of Zotique Bourdon, an automobile agent of Longueuil, was hanged in the jail yard here this morning. Govt. Takes Steps to Prevent Accumulation of Eggs, Butter and Such Food Ottawa. April 4.-New regulations of far-reaching effect, prepared by the Canada Food Board and effective from today will eliminate the speculative element .from the produce busi-' ness. The food board's order definitely limits the quantities of produce which a dealer may own or have in storage for his account, to his reasonable requirements and also makes it impossible for him to carry larger quantities of food than are required to provide for his Canadian trade requirements during the season of scant production or supply. The holding of excessive quantities of produce in storage a.fter the expiration of the period of scant production is thus made illegal and subject to heavy penaltie*. -' Monthly reports giving details of supplies on hand, volume of business, profits, etc., will be required. These reports will be in such form that the Canadian Food Board will at all times know the quantity of foodstuffs own-, ed by each dealer. In this way hoarding, speculation and profiteering will be Impossible and the possibility of waste will be cut to its lowest. The reports will also give accurate. Information as to waste, where the' w^ste occurs and profiteers on various transactions. -The order requires that no person ifeull own or hold meats, lard or oleomargarine in greater quantities than re reasonably necessary to supply tho dealers own Canadian tradj^re-