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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LKlilHRIDGC, ALiy:inA. II KSDAY, APIWL !�. 1!�1S M .Mm;n iix) Ireland Must Submit To Gtnscription In Face Of ' Crisis-Lloyd-George Crisis Demamls That No Section of Empire Be Spared Necessary Sacrifice. DETERMINATION OF AMEIUCA WILL BE DECIDING FACTOR lAiiirton. Apr. ft.-Whi-n an pmsr-tifinvy hull arinen whicli mndP It ne-�i'nR�ry to put mm of fifty and boyn lit piKhlcrn Into tlio fight for liberty, Mr liluyd (leorg" di'clared in tlin Iniunp trxluy, It was not pn'^nlbl** to xcliidp Irtdand from roimrrlptlon. Thn i'harai ter of tlin (juarrnl In vlilrh the country wan engaRPd, the prcmlpr itald, wbh a* much Irisb aa KiikIIhIi. An Uproar When .Mr. Lloyd (ieorge referred to Ireland. .Mfred Byrne. Nationalist liiHmbnr from Publin. Hnoiited: �Wi- vt-on't liave conscription In Ireland. An uproar followed. The report of the Irish convention ^aH adopted by a majority only and tlierefore the Kovernracnt would take the reHpongiblllty, the prtunler said, lor such proposals fur self govern-nn'nt lis w�>re Just and coJld be carried uut without violent rontroveray. Tilt) proportion of men between 41' nnd Till uvallablp for flgbtlnK, satd the ineniler. was eHtiniated at 7 per cent. The recruitInK tribunals would be re-�'onstlt\itf>d and the grounds for ex-rinptlon and llniltH of the right to ap-]u>�t would bn standardized. Clergymen would be required to perform non-combatant service. No one un-d'^r IT. years of age would be retained in any industry. It would be some wei lake, nort.'i of the Greenman ranch, has overflow ed its banks and the backwater has taken out the dyke and a Urge culvert, making the road south of the lake impassable. Fences that wer� once high and dry are now out at sight under water. The term "arid region" is a misnomer when applied to this place. MACLEOD Macleod. April 8.->-A nice little snqw storm, with a llkbt frost prevented work on the land Saturday, but added more moisture to the. soil, which will add more bushels to tile acre when thn | time of.thrashing arrives. Ifverytbing' is in good shape (or seeding tbe sec-1 ond week In April with prospects that every (armer will have tba teams br tractors working on the soil, either ploughing, discing or stsding. A Isrg-er acreage o( wheat will be seeded this year >nd the oats will be up to the average acreage. ' It ia estimated that twA-thlrds o( th� wheat will be on summer tallow, whilo tbe oats Win be on new broken land. A larger area of swnnar (allow win be cared (or tbis year while th� breaking will ba erea more than in previous years. OW ICLANO Bow Island. April S.^wlng to the severe hailstorm ot Itet weak and the consequent (all of tsnperatnra causing delayed preolpiutioa. practically no progress has b4|tn made by the farmers of this rlolalty In the preparation ot lapd (or aaodlng puft>oses. I'rior to lait MoSdty coKiddarable work on the land hSd bean accomplished and had cllmstic condttlons con-Bldcred (avorabU tveatjr per cent, ot lbs estimated crop (or thW locality would have b*>en sown. Tkere are a (ew (arraers who f^Mrt � imaU acreage already sowa. While .aatVersal labor shQitage has-Creatljr earttlled produettoa In soaie k)CSlitlei, oaretut observation coneerataf eoaditlMs In the district revaal tM faot that the amount o( oeraoM beias , piiepared M ABOLITION OF ALL TIRES Order-in-Council Containing Radical Recommendations Has Been Passed WANT NO MORE TITLES HERE SAVE MILITARY ONES , Ottawa. .\pr. t.-riiiliaiinii' Kot n r.urprlsp when duriMK ilif ilctial'' on \V. K. Xlckle'8 motion in nv-ipi-ct lo hfercelKary tltlcn, .Sir Holjctt IJonlcn produced an ordci-lniinincil aln-ndy piiH.^ed by the Kovcinni'Mii and c.iij-lainini; moxt radical iimoninicnilii' tlons to the linp^riiil iiiitlioritu They are four In number as follrvvs: 1->if) iionor or lllU> of dii^tint lion, saving thoHR Kruntcil in rpcognition of military service durinK 'h" priscni war or ordinarily bPHtownl by the BOverciKn propric nutto shull be con-ft!rred upon a subject ot His Majps'v onlinary resident in Canada exccp, with the approval or upon tlio advice of the prime minister of Canada 2-The governmcnl of th.-I'arliament reassembles today after the Kaster recess, with two questions of groat importance upon Its hands. The first is the new military service bill which raises the age limit eight years and makes those born utter a fixed date in the spring uf 1K6T liable to bear arms. The second is another and which promises to be a strong attempt to deal with the ancient and always contentious problem, ot gov-ornnicnt for Ireland. The deepest attention is commanded by the conscrlptiqn hill beciuse It vitally effects the interests and destinies of hundreds of thoushnds-tff men and tamtlieH in that portion of the United Kingdom east ot the Irish Hea. Premier Lloyd Qoorge .will make the opening speech and will expound the military situation which confronts the nation. He will "create the at-moaphere," as one writer puts It, and it Is anticipated that he will make one of those stirring exploitations for which ho has a special glft.tSir Amdi-land Oeddes, director of recruiting, will outline the details of tbe man power bill. The country appears tu be unusually united In Its witilngness to accept .the recruiting measure which goes further than tbe most radical Advocates ot conscription talked o( dttHhc the early stages of the war. And this Is with the (all raallaatloa lhat the extension ot tbe age limit to M will bring hardships and often (liialD-ctal shipwreck toSpany enuU bast-ness men and (amUna vbssides hHitag larger (Irms Whose work Is belac carried on mostly by men over (eMy �M) youths tad with woawn / . Britain Prepares to Face Crisis With Still Greater Sacrifices to Supply Men Lloyd-Geoigc Sav.s Crurial Moment Has Come-Introduces Man IWr. Bill Whith Makes Every Man Up To 51 L;al;lo for Service Impresses House With Ser-iou;Miess of iho Situation. BRITISH AND FRENCH STILL HOLD LINE SOLID; LirrLE CHANGE IN SITUATION; ENEMY CONCENTRATING HEAVY GUNFIRE WITH THE PIGHTING BRITISH iny'.4 billet auiang ihc ruins. ON THE WESTERN FRONT. A I ( N m A MENACE BLAME CIIY OF London .April 9.-Premier Lloyd Gcorae lold the hoi.se of com-inons today that when the battle on the Sonime front commenced the total combatait strength of the German army on the wect front was approximately equal to the total of the entente allies. Mr. Lloyd George said his men power proposals would involve extreme sacrifice by part of the population of Great Britain. The Cambrai battle, he said, was a very trivial event when compared with the recent battle, and until the strain had relaxed it would be difficult to find out exactly what had happened. In the course ol hii speech the British premier said: "We hays now enteied the most critical period ot the war. There is a lull in the storm, but the hurricane is not yet over. The fate of the Empire of Europe and of liberty may depend upon the success with which the last German attack is resisttd and countered." Dr. Strang Says Forty Thousand Of Th�in Are in One Colony Toronto, Aftr. 9.- Forty thoii.^aiKi Germans have invaded and massed toftetbcr nnd enlraniiied in one alien salient in Sonthent Saskatchewan and menace CanadlaD lnstitution^!, according to clear cat reports made by Rev. L>r. Petat Strant;. Presbyterian Homo XlaelaB snperlntendeat. Or.>aiainB/Hk un official wtateaent says ffiat tbe forty thousand Germans are largely salil^l^ la oolonfaiL noth-ins niaktor4EM>>^>>>rQ HtnEiHl t reach and CandaUalee. "We are bnildinK i nation in Canada toiliiy and one of our dlfficultieH in liutldtnR the people into It is that they are thus niasHed togi-ther, many alien hi thought and ideal and aomc of them porliajiti in .lympathy. The Qermans ��y little and are quietly celebrating tlieir gains.' The question of dealing' with llil,^ big German selllpmont Ivom the I'reH-bytorian Home Mission viewi)olnt will be before the Home .Mi'tsion Itoard nf the General .^s-iombly on its ai>proHih-ins meeting in Toronto. BobtcrinK l^P Spirits at Home By Optimistic Reports Washington. Apr. 9.-A digost ' of German opinion on the situation in Picirdy given in an official dispntch today froui France, says the German general stuif \i Instructing the military correspondents to reassure the public, and with avar-emphasls offers uxplanationH wUhih Is betraying tho dismay of the public at the prospect of a check of tlu^ great offensive The despatch follows. "Among the divTriptions of the war and tho notlce-i In the newspaperc and (IKfereut currents of German opinion produced in Germany by the oltcnslvo can be defintMl. There is first the anxiety oburoiI Uy the extent of the losses. The general staff charges the Wolff nurcau and the nillltiiry correspondenttt to r^as8ur>.. - Thire wa;; un-usiial bustle In pollen court ycslcrday aflPrnoon when tho mine .'iO,Otio to |:',iMi.i)UO and i) will be necessary to levy a special lax on all cltizei)s who are not n--Hpunslhrb but wlir have lo pay for the sins of Israel." Aslcs Them to Be Just Montreal, April �. -1/Eveneniriit of Quebec asks the iieople lo be just in their blamo of the different factors concerned in the riots in Quebec tity. ".StrnngB soldiers were brought here to repress serious dls�>rders/' it suy.s. "and re-establish the law. ' They received, with this end In view very t-evere orders, without which It would have been useless to call them to tlic rescue. The civil population was duly warned as to the nature of these orders." The paper says that the soldiers were much more patient thun those who blame them would have been in sirallur circumstances. Refused to DesI With Them .Vontroal, Apr. !>.-Lo Solell of Quebec, today nays: One of our merchants of St. Sau-vour sends us the following letter which ho received from an American house, in'.N'orth Adams, Mass., in re-pl" to an order which he had sent them: " Dear Sir: "'In view of Quebec's traitorous conduct we do not care to have business dealings with uny one In that province. tSigned) "The iioosiac Company.'" London, Apr. 9.-The German artillery developed great activity early this morning en the British front on the line from Labassee Canal to south of Armentleres, according to today's war office an-nouncsment. The text of the statement reads: "Early this morning the enemy's artiltsry developed great activity on the front extending from La Bassce Cansi to south of Armentleres. "Elsewhere on the British front, except for heavy hostile shelling j in the neighborhood of VIMera- I BretonneuK and Merlcourt L'Abbs, there was nothing special to re- I port." French Report I I'aris. Api'. It. - Vlottnl artlUory lighting look place during the night at various points north qr Mont Dld-ler :Mi(l als?ex. in the pector of Jteillon and north of IJonhonime achieved no greater succesi^. "I':verywhere else the night passed in Muiet." Tremendous Gunfire With the llritlsU Army la. Prance. -Apr. .s.-Throiigliuut the day u tre-ineuddu.^ artillery duel continued to rage at various points along the new battle front in thn ifrltisb zone. PnrW tlcularly fierce was the gunfire below the Somine, where the Germans hate been making nkich strenuous' efforts t6 break through to the aortfewekt: and occupy Amiens. A German attack had seemed to bo forecasted by this great cannonade bat up to nn eartr tiour this aTtetnoai^ no enemy infantry forward ukovemetit hatl been reported. The enemy bom-hardmevt below.Uio Somme bagan llif the early morning and spread aouth-wanl to the French sector. The ^illied batteries came into action and as the hours wore on tho contest between the heavies grew In intensity until tho whole countryside was rocking from the detonation!?. No Change With the llrltish Aimy In Frutice. .\prll tt -(Hy the Associated i'ress) -There has; been no eiiange in the sil-uathm. according to the latest reports this inorning from the battlefront. The sky is heavily overcast with low hanging clouds and the earth blanketed Willi rround mists. Kaiu is falling niiaslonaily us it did yesterday and (luring lust night, making the battle ground undesirable terrain fur oiicra-tions. Russia May Fight Japan Meseew, April 9.-(By the Associated Press.)-Nikolai Lenine, the Bolshevlkl prtmlmr, " In a apsech here today said that possibly Russia would have to declare war on Jaoan In connection with the landing of Japanese troops at VIsdIvostek. REFUSED OFFER TO BUILD SHIPS HEAP ELL CO. IS DEAD  Montreal, Apr. 9.^Charles  Kieetfoot Sise, chairman of the  Bell Telephone cAmpany ot  ./Oanda, died illi|s morning. He  was tt aat^va of Montreal, and  Mul. been manigei* of the Bell  system since l!)lMi. INTO THE NET NOW Paris. April 9.-Rsweiations'ef the highest importanee are said by Lematin to have been made by Bole Pasha, undsr eentenee ef death for treasen; te whom a reprieve was granted yeataniay. TtM newspaper aeeerte Bole Victoria, B.C., Apr, 9,-That the Victoria machinery depot had been offered centraeta by the Oe-minion government for the building of three steel sHIps ef BIOO tons each and that it had declined the offer, is atatsd by C. O. V. Spritt, hsad ef the company. He said: ^ "Ws are offered the eame term* te build ehips of 5100 tons as are offered tocentractera in the east on vessels of SMO tens, that Is 200 a ton. Every one knows that it coats much leea to build the additional larger tannage, proper-tionately than It dees to build these below thet." l4kteariwrtniU ef. Mr. H wn, eh^llrill^ 0| iiS Cai Board, -t B. Tbom-Canada Pood Pasha haa made eiily a befinnlag of what he has te eay Mi that another (mpertent ease In >ofi-nectlon with the Oerman prepe-gsnds In Prance la abeut te -develop. ALLIED~AIRNi!r .BOMB BIG GUN Parle. Apr. 9.-Preneh aviators have diseevered the lecatlen ef the big gun with which tlie aer< mana have been btJfnberdInf Peels at long range antf ttore eeRtliv. uat bombardment M the aiiet by the Preneh artillery and bemblnf by the airmen haM ma4e the handling ef the pleee MMfloult. Thia explain^ the iRtoniilttent fire af this leNf nMMe weaaen. The -^leee is meitiiiedfe* firepy-en-kaeMRe)ii near tNr ffvem La Pera te Laen. " : ' NO MORE PIRITE .Amsterdam, Apr. 9.-According to the Handelsblad, the Dutch spirits Industry shortly will cease operations, owing to the scarcity of grain. The large number of distilleries la thk Bubiedam district bave�for some time been operating at a greatly reduced capacity4Prom this same cause. DEFENCE AGAINST RAID* Paris, Apr. 9.-Captivo obserratlaa balloons of the sausage type have been seen rising over the region ot Pari* on recent nights and taere haa been considerable apecalatlon reEard-' lug the purpoee of this move. It is now cxpUfaed that tbe bat-loons are used In connection wltk a system ut defense against air rgUa. WEATHEft Hiflh see eee ei/e eift  11% ^ Lew ... ... ......, # ; Peraeant: Pltm and MUtm 15800?00 ;