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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 6, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VULIMK XI. LETHBR1DGE. ALBERTA, SATURDAY, APRIL fi. 101S NUMBER 98 LISTENS QUEBEC RIOTS Col. Currie and Sir San? Hughes are Disappointed With Govt, in Matter -/.- 1AURIER SAYS THE TROUBLE CAUSED BY A SECRET SOCIETY * BOMBARDMENT RESUMED bardment of Paris by long * range guns was resumed at ? Ottawa,' April (!.-Debate on the fume motion dragged through llio night until it finally expired at 4.40 this morning. There were speeches by Major Redman, East Calgary; Captain Keid of Prince. P.B.I., H. B. Hornby of North Perth, J. Archambauit of.Chambly, C. A. Fournier of Belle-chasse, and Thomas Vien of Lothin-iere. Finally Colonel Currie withdrew his motion and the debate was ;it an end. . Tho house then wont Into comn.lt-, tee and in a couple of minutes passed a resolution to provide $500,000,000 for war purposes. There was "no discussion on the resolution. Dr. Reid on behalf of the government announced that by arrangement made between the prime minister and the leader of the opposition, all Information on the vote w ould be available on second reading of the bill. A bill based on the resolution was then given first reading and the house adjourned. Laurier's Speech The speeches of the leader of the opposition and the premier followed just alter the adjournment for dinner. Sir Wilfrid Laurier aroused loud cheers from his followers as he trac-' �d the story of the riots step by 3tep. He claimed that of two men employed by the Eorainton police in Quebec, one �was "as well known as Barabas in Jerusalem" and the other was not "acceptable/as a respectable citizen." These were the officers. Sir Wilfrid said, trusted by the government, for-the enforcement of the act. .Sir Wl}-' frld caused considerable excitement by like statement that the events of last Friday were canned by some secret association. What it was..Jie did tot know. "But he was-nitre Its origin wa�' not in Quebec. He' linked it �with the gang responsible for trie dis-! turbaiK-08 in Montreal last summer. ' "Why did I oppose conscription/' astf-j cd Sir Wilfrid, "because I am a man of common sense. I knew it would not work. My countrymen have tool much Celtic blood to be coerced." Witl enforce Act Tho prime minister's speech was a  trong assertion of the intention of the government in regard to any further rioting. "Whether in Quebec or elsewhere, he declared, wo shall see to it that there is no obstruction to the enforcement of the Military Service Act and that the King's peace is kept, in every part of Canada." In response to criticism of the men employed by the Dominion police Sir Itobert repjlicd: "When you are seeking men*among an unsympathetic population you cannot always get them of polite and refined type." The passing of tho order-ln-council relating to riots, he claimed, was justified hy circumstances. "Under the condition which confront ua at tho present time, we should bo derlict in our duty if we had waited," declared the jiremier. The debate was continued throughout the day and evening. H. II. Stevens of Vancouver, argueq" that the Military Service Ac):'would not. be successfully administered so long aa it �was under the Justice department- a department to which he referred as -an "embalming emporium." The Hidden Hand Sir Sam Hughes spoke of "the hidden hand" In Quebec as being responsible for the rioting -and from the French members on the opposing side there came the claim that unrest was due to, a constant flow of insults and misrepresentations. La!.-Details concerning the destruction recently of ten German submarines by naval aircraft- eight by neaplanes and two by dirigibles-have been obtained by tlie Associated Press from Admiralty reports. The first case is described as follows : "While on patrol in tlio English Channel, a seaplane sighted a submarine eight miles away, directly in the path of an on-coming convoy cf merchant ships. The seaplane dived at 90 miles an hour. The submarine attempted to escape by submerging, but was just awash as the seaplane reached a bombing position and released two bombs, one of which exploded on the conning tower. The seaplane dropped into the midst of the. air bubbles from the collapsed submarine, which was carrying two guns." The Second Case "At dawn a seaplane sighted a large submarine on the surface with a member of the crew standing by the gun. The seaplane dropped a bomb on the tail of the U-boat and afterwards photographed the sinking submarine with a big hole in its deck. A second bomb was dropped close to the submarine's bow and the U-boat collapsed." The Third Case "Two seaplanes attacked a large submarine travelling on the surface travelling at 14 knots, with two men in the conning tower. A bomb was exploded close to the conning tower and the submarine began to sink stem first. A bomb from a second seaplane completed the work." The Fourth Case ., "Three patrol planes sighted a large submarine as it was submerging and dropped two, bombs close to the conning tower, causing the submarine to turn turtle and disappear in a mass of oil and wreckage." The Fifth Case "A seaplane sighted two submarines close to the surface and dropped two bombs. One bomb was ineffective but the other hit the deck fairly amidships. | The submarine was hidden by the smoke of the explosion and when the smoke cleared the submarine was sinking, with both ends in tbe air." The Sixth Case "A seaplane saw the track of a torpedo fired at a merchantman. It dived toward the surface and sighted the black shadow -of the submarine well below the surface. It dropped two bombs which both exploded close to the submarine, resulting in a large quantity of oil, bubbles and wreckage." The Seventh Case "Two seaplanes sighted a submarine on the surface and dropped a bomb each. The first bomb caused a heavy list to the U-boat which began to sink by the storn. The second bomb exploded in the centre of the swirl, demolishing the submarine." The Eighth Case "A seaplane dropped a bomb on a submarine just emerging and the vessel disappeared with a heavy list to port. The pilot dropped a second bomb into the swirl and a few minutes later a patch of oil 150 feet/long and 12 feet wide appeared on the surface." The Ninth Case > � * LONG RANGE GUN * BELGIUM * IN Amsterdam, April f>.-According to lies Nouvelles of Maastricht, another long range gun similar to the one already bombarding Paris passed through Belgium from Essen, on Monday. The length of the barrel is from twenty to twenty-five metres and the calibre from twenty, to twenty-five centimetres. OF HEALTH .;. . ,�> 4. 4, *> > : : ? ? > five killed Elizabeth City, N..C., April G.-Five men were killed and wreckage and cargo hurled over adjacent buildings when the little coasting steamer blew up at her dock here yesterday, just after removing from Norfolk. The vessel was loaded with flour and sugar and the cause of the explosion remained u mystery last night PE Provision Also Made For Farmers To Build Their Own Lines Cheaply New Act Will Be Most Advanced-Dominion Govt. Has Neglected Duty COMMISSIONERS FOR MONTREAL APPOINTED Quebec, April 6.-At a meeting of the provincial cabinet held, yesterday, the following five commissioners were appointed for the administration of the City of Montreal: Ernest Decarle, 'notary .public; Robert A. Ross, C.E.; Hon. Charles Marcil, Aiphonse Verville, M.P.; Mr. Arnold), treasurer of the city of Montreal. (Sporlnl to the T*�raM) Edmonton, April 6.-Announcing a very careful survey of the whole telephone situation in the province before the next session of the legislature Premier Stewart informed the house that owing to the increased cost of material, and other circumstances the rates in the rural districts would have to be increased to produce the required revenue. The present rate of ?15 would have to be raised. The premier explained that $225,000 would be expended on maintenance this year,, but the government proposed to ask for a vote for $500,000 chargeable to capital which would be used for buying material for work next year, if they saw a chance of buying material sufficiently cheap. The only new work that.-would be undertaken would be the supply of the 1,500 phones' they were short in Calgary and of which they had delivery promised for some time in August. For points outside of Calgary relief would be provided by the stringing of additional wirerf on the present systems. , The premier stated that if farmers requiring telephones would undertake the work, putting in cheap construction with galvanized iron wires, construction that would pay for itself in seven years, the government would, give the necessary connection to the trunk lines. This would help to relieve the difficulties of the present situation. This would cost ?3 for day service, and $6 for day and night service. The department would also agree to train free of charge froin each locality a boy to look after the telephone. REFUGEES SEEK � From Them-Cant Negotiate With France London, April fi.-The entente in the last few months has convinced us that the victory which we require to ensure Germany's political and economic future can not now be taken from us," said Field Marshal Von Hin-denburg in a telegram to. the Essen Chamber of Commerce, according to a dispatch td tho Central News from Amsterdam. ""AVe must suffer still for a short time the present, anxieties in order to ensure our good future." the field marshal is quoted as having added. Can't Negotiate London. April G.-German newspapers say that imperial Chancellor Von Hortling intends on.the re-opening of the reichstag on April 16 to make a speech on the alleged French peace offer to Austria, says an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Copenhagen. The chancellor, ft is added, .will give details of the French demands and proposals with a view to showing why further negotiations with France are impossible. MED ON DUTY Winnipeg, Apr. 6.-Constable B. W. Snowden of the Winnipeg police force was murdered last night. He was fonnd dead at. the back door of the store of one Rosenblat, G31 Main St., with a skull wound, the result of a blow from some blunt instrument, and a bullet wound in his back. There were no marks of a struggle. The store had been burgled, the till rifled und a small sum of money taken. The body was found shortly �.fter, midnight when Sergeant Donald went into the Rosenblat store, noticing that the door was open. Deceased was an Englishman, thirty years old, married and had two children. 250,000 Russians Fear Hun Invaders and Are Seeking Protection London, Apr. 6.-More than 250,000 refugees from the regions taken from Russia by Germany are seeking safety from the German troops on the eastern frontier of tho Ukraine. The Hus-Bian government, according to a wire-lass statement issued Friday, has notified the German government that since the conclusion of peace the'vsit-uation has become, intolerable and the refugees have concentrated on the frontiers ,of the provinces of Sm'olensk, Vitebsk and Mohilev. The' Russian government says it proposes to open the- frontiers for these refugees until (Hair dtHnite fate is itfttjed. (Special to the Jlnrald) Edomton, Apr. 6. - That Alberta when' its present health program was put into effect would occupy an ini-; UUI1I I portant position among the provinces / � of Canada in regard to an aggressivo - health campaign Was the claim made by Hon. c. p. Smith, provincial secre-1 Says Victory Cannot Be Taken tary lit the legislature Friday; -when the estimates for the provincial Vealth 1 department were being considered. During the discussion there was strong criticism of the dilatoriness of the Dominion authorities In dealing with the tuberculosis problem. Mr. Smith said there was a growing sentiment among the provinces for an up to date federal health bureau, and Premier Stewart informed the house that the question would again be discussed at the conference in Ottawa in the summer. Alex Ross inquired was it. the intention of the government to provide ac-j cominoda,tiou for civilian patients in ' connection with the sanitarium that was* to be erected for the care of soldiers tuberculosis patients. Premier Stewart replied he had discussed the matter when at Ottawa, and had learned that the institution would consist of three or four units with a .central administration building and heating plant. Unless all the accommodation were absolutely required for the soldiers the government would have the use of oife of them for civilian patients. Speaking generally on the question of tuberculosis Premier Stewart said that on account of the reputation Alberta had obtained on ^account of its climate they were getting a great many cases tiie province really should not be respuunlljie for. Sqmething would have to be done in regard to this by the Dominion authorities. Dr. Stanley said that under the British North America Act the federal authorities were responsible for;.the health of the country. The federal government had Ignored their responsibility in the matter, and the provinces had taken it up in desperation. W. M. Davison, while ho agreed the province was not directly responsible in the matter of tuberculosis it could not shirk its duty even if the Dominion government was not1 discharging it. Mr. Smith alluding to the appointment of the public health nurses said that the tuberculosis problem would lie one of the main parts of the work. The nurses would procure information for the department, and carry on an educational campaign among the people. The nurses would be paid $1,000 a year and the superintendent j $1,200. Paris, April 6.-It la officially announced that the appeal of Bolo Pasha for a new trial waa rejected today by the commlttee_of revision sitting as the ministry of Justice. Bolo Pasha Is under sentence of death for espionage. I Amsterdam, Apr. G.-According to a telegram from Berlin Chancellor Von Hertling, in a written reply to parliamentary questions, says that proceedings have been begun on a charge of high treason against porsons concerned in the publication of Prince Llck-nowsky's memorandum and the public prosecutor is examining into the question whether Prince Lichnowsky himself should be prosecuted. LAST APPEAL OF Quebec, April 6.-The closing of the bars here two boms earlier than usual gave rise to the rumors of a further outbreak of disorders here last night. No trouble occurred, however. The closing of the bars was a precautionary ' measure, applying to civilians and military alike. Yesterday afternoon the 11 men still retained from'among the sixty-two arrested last Monday night appeared in the police court and eight of them were admitted to bail of �1,000. Those who had been caught with revolvers in their possession were refused bail. With the French Army in Franco, Apr. 01.-(By tho Associated Press).-Another heavy attack by the Germans In the drive for Amiens, appeared to bs under way at an early hour today. At 5.30 o'clock this morning tbe enemy waa reported to be advancing in waves near tho Vaire Wood, which lies in the Sommo valley east of Corbie. Tho strong hostUa assaults .which were made in this region yesterday resulted in the pushing back somewhat of the defending line south of Hangard Wood. Elsewhere the Germans were repulsed with severe losses. j. WEATHER Winnipeg, April 6.-A severe wind and rain storm prevails in the west today, the precipitation In some districts being as much as half an inch during the night. The- telegraph wires are badly affected by the storm and it is difficult to get definite reports from specified districts. The prospectB are for a continuation of the storm today throughout the west, with the-weather becoming fair and colder, with northerly winds in Saskatchewan gw\ Alberta on Sunday. London. Apr. G.-The British position south of tho Somme was improved to some extent by h counter attack delivered in thft neighborhood of Hangard late . yesterday, according to today's War Office announcement. Along the wVole frontv below Ayette, in the sector north of tfie Somme tho struggle continued with violence until late yesterday evening. Although the Germans made incessant attacks they met with no further success than attended their efforts in the morning. � ATTACKS CEASE Paris, Apr. 6.-The. German attack along the French sector of - lhe battlefront ba3 ceased. To- � day's official statement says there was violent artillery