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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 10, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBR1DGE, ALBERTA. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 1918 NUMBER 101 GERMANS OPEN A NEW FENSIV Lloyd-George Faces Stern Opposition in Enforcing Conscription in Ireland w---- ---:-. House Supports Him in Introducing His Mian Power Bill, But Irish Nationalist Leaders Say Conscription Will Never Be Accepted by Ireland-Serious Clashes Occur in House CLASHED ON CONSCRIPTION FOR IRELAND A MEASURE OF HOME RULE FOR IRELAND IS ALSO TO BE INTRODUCED NEWSPAPER COMMENT IS VARIED London, April 10.-Leave to introduce the government's man-' power bill carried 299 to eighty. EXTEND DISCUSSION London, April 9.-It was announced in the house of commons tonight that the government had decided to extend the time for discussion of the man power bill until Tuesday of next week. This was a concession to a request of Mr. Asquith after a vote had been taken and the bill had passed its first reading amid cheers. A Bombshell London. April 10.-A political bombshell was thrown Into the house of commons yesterday by David Lloyd Georgf, the premier, when he announced that conscription would be extended to Ireland and that he intended to extend Home Rule to Ireland. The-scenes in the house during the course of the premier's speech in reference to Ireland were dramatic, improving cheers and pries' of protest arising from all parts ot the houso: During the latter part of his speech the premier was frequently interrupted by angry Irish members. A test of. strength soon developed when Joseph Devlin, Nationalist, moved a motion to adjourn. The � government carried a closure on, his motion and then adjournment Ws defeated by ah overwhelming vote. . Irish,approval of the proposed measures } launching a drive against tho British between Ar-mentieres and Messines. Once yesterday and again last evening the Germans gained ground at-Tiivencliy, but each time the Ilritigh threw themselves so fiercely on the invaders that the latter were forced to withdraw, the last time, leaving upward of 800 prisoners behind them.  � , London, April 10.-In their new attack on tho front near the Somme battlefield the Germans yesterday forced their way into Givencliy but the British recaptured the town,, the war office announces. Fierce fighting continued during last night on the front north ot La Bassee Canal. , The pritish , troops are standing on the line of tiie rivers Lawe and Lys and are engaged in heavy fighting with, the Germans at the . rivercrossings at Estaires and Ba-c St. Maur, The German front of afjack is extending today. .Early this morning a bombardment was begun of the British positions from the A-rnientiereB- region - � a� far north as the Ypres-Cdhjloes caiuil: On the-southern part of this front infantry fighting Is reported to have begun. The announcement follows: "On the front north of La Bassee Canal fierce fighting continued during the- night. � Our troops are. holding the line of the rivers Lawe and Lys and are heavily engaged with the enemy at the river crossings at Estaires and Bac St Maur. "On the southern flank of attack. Giveuchy, into which the enemy at 0110 time forced his way, was recaptured later in the clay by a successful count or attack h\"> tho ."i">th division which took 75ris. April 10.--German troops . last night delivered a heavy at- ' tack on the French lines near Hangard-En-Santerre, which was met by a F(emch counter attack, preventing the Germans from gaining any advantage, the wary, office announces. West' of Castel and west  ��4##� * *    4> *  ? LINER TORPEDOED - ? Ottawa, April 9.-Sir Robert Borden intimated in the house tonight that CanAda'c daylight saving bill will go into effect on Monday, April 15. The. bill, which is now before the senate will be put through its various stages this week and assented to. The necessary proclamation to bring the b'll into effect probably will appear in the Canada Gazette on Saturday, and the clocks will be advanced an hour at midnight Sunday. (Continued ok Pass i) ES FIGHT ? ? An Atlantic Port, Apr. 10. -Reports that the Anchor line steamer Anchoria (British) bound -from Glasgow to New York, presumably in ballast, was torpedoed and beached off the Irish coast Apr. 7, were confirmed in responsible shipping quarters today. The Anchoria was a vessel of 54"0 tons gross and was built in 1911. * * * � * a .> a, minister of railways being giT�i what they described as a "blanlr, cheque" for the purchase of equipment, Sir Wilfrid Laurier declaring that the resolution as it stood, "would: not do at all." Dr. Keid, subsequently moved aii amendment limiting the expenditure; within one year to ?50,000,000 and Liberal members expressed the opinion that this was a big lump sum for the minister to spend on equipment in' one year. After some further discussion the minister agreed to limit the opera- " tion of the bill to one year. As amend-' ed the resolution was passed. In committee of supply, militia de-. pnrtment votes tor salaries, etc., exceeding {200,000 were passed. Major General Mewburn .promised a .fu|I statement as to the government's war policy on the second reading, this max1 take place tomorrow* 0144 ;