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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 8, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LKTHBIIIDGE. ALBEm A. MONDAY. APIUI. S. I'.MH M MHKR 9*. N SPECTACUUR FEAT IN mm Win Glory in Remarkable Achievements Against Huge Forces of the Enemy ",OMPEL GERMANS TO RELINQUISH WOOD AFTER SEVERE HGHT Witli tli� Brin^h Aimy, In Franco, Apr. 7.-No finer chiipler 1ms been jirovldeil from th�" story of llio Brltlnh ilefonsn Hiuce the German offptislvo 1)Kun than that fiirnlRlied by the cavalry. Nevpr durInK th�^ preuent war bad borHemen h�t* H�lartei paid out of monies supplied by parliament for that purpose. Thla action on the part of the government is the result of recent conferences between the ROTetament and labor and agriculture representatives. It is aoemoA by th� lovernmen^ to be i ..^^^' the beat aotttUM ot the varlouS Piob- ^""T' Says Further Encroachment in Russia's Ports Will Have Serious Results for Them GERMANS FIRED ON RUSSIAN SHIPS IN RUSSIAN POBTS .Hoscow. Saturday. A))>' 1 '', i By the AsKociuled I'l'c.^.^l Minister TcUitcherin. in his protest to the Berlin governni'^nt ygdiiist the landing of Uernmn tmops In I'lnUmfl. charac-t*rizes it iis a violation of the Brest I.itovsk treaty, lie (aution.s (ier-numy uKaiiiHt the further niovenient of (Sernian worships in thi' direction of Helslngfors an'i tlu^ .'��el/.uri- of Ujf .''lun ports .rday morning in riiri.it church cathedral, and 'in the uttemoon uddroased a crowded audience In the Jiuasell theatre. His excellency the Duke o{ iDavobihlre, presided. The Archbishop alluded to the way the people of old land had been cheered tu tbe early daya of the war by the response o( Canada and said they had noted since then how Canada atrovo to keep up the strength of her manhood and her determination pot to tail In ber duty to tlieee men. , "We at home have been proud of the part your man have playod In the *igbt," Skid HI* Orace antia spylkuae. LEGUREIS (SpociRl to the llcraVi) ICdmonton. April 8.-The estimates were passed, eight bills reported for third reading and the bill for the prevention of venereal dtseanes read a second time at the two alttlncs of the legislature on Saturday, progress which glvea Indication of tbe prorogation of the session on Friday next if not a day earlier. The bills that passed throukb committee of the whole house were an act representing the authoritative use of court forms, an a�t tc^provide for the advancement of money to formers to purchaae seed grain in the unorgau Ued districts, an act to amend the legislative assembly aot, the provincial loans act, an act to provide for the collection of a tax on persons attending places ot amuaement, an act amending the subdivisions act. an act to amend the trust comjMniea ordinance and an act to ame'n4 a revenue act. In regard to the pteoes of amusement tax Hon. a. P. Baalth, provincial secretary, explained thiit its principal purpose was the 'broadening ot the basis of UxatloB and that under the new scale the rates la Alberta would still be lower than those ot any province in Canada. Tbe minlttar saw there was no tnt�itio� Of apillying the act to amateur u^mt me to korae races at fairs. BatartgiMmta for religious, cbaritoblo or pgtrtotic objects would also be eaempt, A^i amendment modt In committee taxing tickets at ov�r fS.OO at 26 cents. ^" .Wlthdravs Aot^  Attorney Qeneral CN�a. In wHh-drawiiig the mechwiea' lt�n act which was on the order ftor socond reading said it bad been difttribated ao as to ptace it in the bands of meabers for consideration. It wouM also be distributed tkrougkdttt tbe proTlnce to those latereatad and any aaggestioils made would be cdaaldorad wkea the bill came up again naxt aaoiioa.  ed. of^whom isoo were Ftussians. A woman's battalion participated in the fighting on the Hide of the Red Guards. HJornsberg Is' reported to- be surrounded and it.s fall Is expected shortly. With the White Guards at Toljola, to the soutli of Tammerfors, and the Germans at Karls. railway communication with Helslngfors is completely cut The White Guards are reported to have sent additional troops to the Kar-lln district, where sharp fighting is reported to be proceeding. Oermans Fired en Them Washington. Apr. K.-The liusslsu warships gunk by their commanders off the the southern coast of Finland to keep ihem out of the hands of the (iernians reported several days ago, were blown up after Germans warships had opened fire on them, according riT a despatch to the atato department today, from Stockholm. Estimates Hun Loss at 300,000 Now Willi the American Ariry in Trance, April 8.-An American officer who has jucVrstrrned from the battle fronta' of northern France, wkere he has been since Virtually the beginning of the Germoa�illlar with all the con^itloiis. SMUTZ WOULD STAND FOR NO NONSEflSE Asked Austrian Envoy Direct QfeHtion Regarding Peace Which He CoulH Not Answer With U\e UritiHh Army in l"r.-.Tifi\ .\l)Til S-Intense linstile .Mrtillery wV>ik lui.-i tifcn proceeditit: at various IKiints ;iloii9; tiic llritlili imtilo fron' tliroiiKlioui the nighf ;ind llii.> niorn-iiiK. North of the Itiver Scarpe and soiitli ot til"' Somme Uiver, Germnn puns are coiidurting nn ufiusually luavy lionib.irdniont such as iiereto-li)r'> liiis indicated an ir.pending at-lacli .Vo infantry action. howevi>r, luis l>os today's official report. .\n Infuntry jictions on flie principal battle fronts :ire reported. The statement follows: llnnc.it.I Wdiid, wiijrh Ii:is heen thol , ^. �II.' iiT :i. li rni"i ilnli'linK In thai ; 1,1 1 u-\; a;i>.; '1 h" lliitisli in th� ^ �>:\i'y iioiii-^ f|'liven.I .�Diinter-attackS , ijy Hiiicli tliiy Inn cil ili>' enemy hack-i ; yoniewlijit and tnnk a f.^v prisoners, j A.ror.llnt; to (lie l.itesl reports the (Hriii^ii are holdinK tn tlie weflteni ' edge i)f iiiiv, wood In this connection ! It i- Thi' CiriM.Tii efr.iri,; today at Hue-''Ploy Mild .-;.rv.' w.ro . on'inintlons of ! thfir .in' il^V the Oise "Frenrli patrols were very active, bringing in prisoners. "On tlie left banlc of the Meuse and In the ,\rgonne German raids were ri'iiulsed ill (lUiel" British Advance London, April H, - On the southern bank of the Soninic the Hritish last night made a small advance. If Is announced officially. The �ta.tenient follows: "We advanced our line slightly dur-      TO MOTCCT �RlfltH London, Apr. Idnd- log of Britifh marUMf at VUd^ tvoatok �at pMsiiMb to protect the raUway ttatlon and iha vicinity o( tha Mtttk oonaul-ata. accordiae to a Rautar despatch ttcm.'^om. BRAVE OFFICERS ARE DECORATED London, April 8-Followlhg ore the particulars for which certain officers have received the Distinguished Service Order: Lieut. "Colonel Duncan Blair, repeatedly went Jnto a heavy barrage, steadying and encouraging his men and directing tho consolidating of the position. Lieut. Allen Cockerell when endeavoring to fill a gap, his platoon came under heavy fire from a trench and a pill box, he Instantly captured the trench and garrison and put tbe pill bos out of action. He was cut off from bis company ond all bis men were casualties, but be took command of a few men and held the posltioif. Lieut. Colonel i)'uncan Colquboun, went forward at a critical time under heavy fire and made a most valiwbie reeonnatsanco. Major Kenneth MacCormack, medi> cala, remained forty-eight hours without rest, efacuating wounded and searching shell holes; he reroaiaed tin tbe last wounded man left. CapUIn Harold Burrell. railwajrs, received bar to Military Cross tor re-slartlag a light railway train after a direct hit and all the men wore casualties, hut after attending to tbom ha coawleted the work under heavy (ire. Llettta. B. H. Kewl^. Manitoba, and C. R. Hall, Quebec gaiettaa (lying officers. Tbe (oUowlng are gasetted as ceas-lng*to command battalions: Lleuts. Colonels P. H. Day. C. M Qraham. ^. A. Miller. J. A. Coopar. R. Murdia aAd J. C, Bott. Colonel Futchor, medicals, hM !ects of German ship owners after the war are very tipcertain. It Is considered probable that for some years they will have difficulty iu obtaining again a foothold lit several serond piin.se of their grand offensive now and were forced to kick off from tlielr present positions in this salient lliey wonld encounti'r tremendous difficulties In maintaining communications across the; desert which lies Just back of their front line. They need ... , .1. ... , i the high ground on the edge of tbOlr hl^ewhere the night passed | ^^^^^J ,,^ff,,^, ,1,,,^ . attack so that they can get their guns forward or otherwise the artillery would be outdiatancod and everything would depend on the infantry.. It was because of this situation that attacks were made last Friday by the Germans. Kour more or less fresh divisions were brought up for this operation and a huge number ot guns were brought into play, especially over iho back areas. Considerable' quantities of gas also were thl^wn into the vicinity of Konquevlllers, in* dicating thai the Germans did not intend to try to advance at a great depth, since this gas hangs obout for a long time. The enemy was simply trying to gel a hold on tho dominating ridge. Tlv�y failed to advance at moat polnta about the salient and even lostoa considerable strcteii ot ground In a counterattack by the Hritish between He-hut erne and Rossignol Wood, where tlie Hritish pushed forward about BUit yards. At Ilucquoy the Germans bad some sucrll 8.-Manitoba was vIsitN � l�''ct returp of winter weatder over the week-end, the tern-peraturh dropping in some places very near to sevo following a heavy fall of alJbt and snow. The storm was most severe In the Mordon district, but it extended north to Russell and east to Port Arthur. Today, is cool and clear with promise in the south wind ot the return of sprhig weather in the next twenty-tour hours. In Alberta ond Saskatchewan, the weather has been fair and moderately cool. The forecast (or all tho woat is "(air and warme^," 'want U. �. aio~ . Waabington. Apr. 8.-Da(inlte pronouncement on the part' of the Am-arifign covemmant (or lull political and aoonomical rights (or Ireland waa In a memorial iltweented to Pro-Wilson today by a commiUae ting the Homo Aula i^rtyNn Quebec. Apr. T.-Another batch ot civilians were arrested yesterday afternoon la St. Bauveur Ward by the military autboritleii aftei- another small outburst of sentiment at the ISldorado hotel bar room. A government otflcial had arrested an alleged draftee and the official was given a beating br a group of bystanders, whereupon two ctnnpaniea ot infantry with machine gaas abd cavalry war� dispatched to the soaae. There (ol (tatt as having led groups o{ rtotara on various oeeaaioas last %eek. Absolute quiet prevailed Jast night, kow-ever.  sector north and south ot l^lbert, and each time they tailed. At K o'clock thU morning, a considerable enemy force advanced for an attack in tho vicinity ot Vlucquoy, north of Albert. The Qormans were seen �i Wiunliieg, April 7.-Hon. H. N. Howell, chief Justice of Manitoba, died late tnnjght, aged 75, after a lengthy illness. Hon. Mr. Howell, had only recently returned to Winnipeg after a Icwgthy stay in Californlu, where he hod been lor the benefit of his health, Tbe late chief Justice was a natlva o( Ontario. SIX KILLED IN HORRIBLE SMASH Fort Wayne. In^dolpha Jotfa. who waa chalrmafi ot tha itMalaa peipe deleigntioa at 9iaat-U been appointed amba%wdor to TATi or IIO� �.-A datf i-t Moscow, AprU has (mob proelataiad Ital ot tho provtaiM_____ mlloa aonthwaat ol Moaoaw. ItahMi toicaa ard apprwil^ Wimi/lmif^' 8%% Ml 7137 07 548594 ;