Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 12, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta
niAME XI. LI rUBRIIMlE. ALBEnTA. I MIDAY. AIMUI. !'J. M MHl.U 103 BRITISH HOLD ALL THE VITAL POINTS ULSTER AND THE CUSTOMS HARD NUTS TO CRACK Ulster and Customs are Diffi cullies in Solving the Irish Problem Now HUN SHELL HIT A MATERNITY HOME Paris, Apdl 12.~A thall fired by tha Orrman long rang* eannon yatterday atruek a foundling otyliim in th� Rua O9 Laehache in the MonI .Rouga diatrlet, on the outhern outtklrta of l*arlt and three peraona thara wara killed and eleven woundad. Within the hoapital wera thirty women with new born bablaa. Ona maternity nurte, one patlant, and ona baby wera killad, whila two p^bat-lonera, six woman patlanta and thnee infants war* Injured. CONVENTION REPORT LAYS FOUNDATION FOR SETFLEMENT CLASH WITH JAPS THECIViLSERVICE Premier- Stewart Affirms His I I Determination to Retain ' 1 Control of Govt. Deots. ' I ---------- i THIS IS IN ACCORD ! WITH PRIj^CIPLES OF RESPONSIBLE GOVT. Idmloii. Apr. \2 Til.'' lii.t VfIlli"M lHi(i till- roulKiati'ill Inr iUI lay � \\> IkiiI (v.'iy iTjsiiM -til 1' lii'vo ' Ko^'''rn:iii'nl cftnttMitplrttcfJ iuiin*' ilinli- lt';;'-i! il'ijii i.ii tin- it!^ii!i.-; of (iiir latiar. ' says Sir Il.innc "Tlu' wcirl fililhiT iiiiHlponciii.'iltH, I ill tlif iN.iiilnliMi .iiiil till- I'liilfM Stiitt-H a.'! wi'll a' llii- alliocl counti-i""!. thr p'l'C'ith'il Irish it*l('s;I(iii is it dis-iiirlili:n lacli'r. Imih 11s ri'pitiiiwar fflort Miiil peace :iini-- AltcT rvt'i-y |M)ssih:!i!\ .�; an aurci-mcnt I'ail lican fxi)'!ii imI. >?;r llnran' AVI) ('.;. lie was lnitriir!.'il �� .1 i'.arralivi' of th,^ 1. iM'.i in's pi-ucMiliiiK. \vi;li a ctatf Piii'iil for the fnvniiiK'liI's in-Ion,;., 1 i(in (if the cuiic In-ldiis a(i;ijit('il iinai'i.nmi.sly or by a iiiajuiVv. Tlic -' riiCer I'luuiilsts. Kay.^ Sir ,.,, i Cossacks Come to Aid of .laps j -lied (;uardii Are The Vlctora . !.|i (.�^pi'li.l t'l tl-- II Kdmdiitoii. Alia, .\pril II.-TaidnK liis ;.|aiiil (111 till' prim iplc iliat a mill j isti r under rospdiisililr KdviiiniBnt i .-dKinld iiavi" llie ((iiitinl iiv>eit rnai'liliiK lipre from HliiKo'. |p�)itciiM8li Kivo rtelails of ri'i lit illsorilrrn In that iMf. Tin-troiiliU' nro.'.-c who linrt armed for Holf de-IciiMO. Durin;; Mie first d.'iy of the troulile Ci'iicril KOKhcvlnnkof f. il. including thn leadinK stove), after whlrh the olhors were s. al'd and proclatmcd vvmmiinity imipi rty. ArniJ'd farmerH. cnme into 1)10 city and forced the Ked CuardH to yirld. Til- Co-'sackM lost 100 Idlled. iiicliidiiiK eij;iit Japanese and two ' efficiency officer and Is, the premier Cliiiiese. I^rtwef^n UOO and :t(lo noii-; int'ornicd thn )|on�e. similar to"Treinler of this piovinct; I iini RoInK ' to M'lain the rffiht to have control, and tie respoiigihle to Ihe peo|i)e " The hill, wlildi was Riven i^oeond re;iilinK on a call for yeas and nays without the house divldint;. provides for a (laissifh alion system, isuperan-nuation, and the appointment of an BY -The Cioniouz ,-wo(�� [ I t*>vr. o�our'�T rc��cc ' 00 Vuu OCT �C PSACC Huns Hurl Hordes At The British Line, Belgian Ffont; But Gaining Little Ground Germans Deliver Attack Upon Attack With Hordes of Men at Firm British Lines at Holleheke, Messines Ridge, and Ploegsteert, but Line >lolds at All Vital Point.s. HUN PLANS APPEAR TO HAVE ONCE MORE ; FAILED BUT DETERMINED ATTACKS ARE KEPT UP ALONG A THIRTY-MILE FRONT CAN THE ELF-ANOINTED WORLD-RULER ANSWER THIS? 1 Ireland in Ihe Columbus Dlsnat li 1 Must Hold To The Last 29 CANADIANS WIN V. C. Ottawa. April 11 - \ return tabled in parliaiiieiit today at the request of W S. Mlddle-boro, chief KoverniiK'nt whip, shows that up tn the present time, twenty-nine Caiindlaii:-! have won Vleloii.i Crosses for deeds of valor 1,11 the hatlle field. The name aiifl piirlii'ii-lars of the individual afi fpoiie Ilie ill'i^ ion in retard lo cdiilfdl (f tile cast din... The .Nallon-'illi^�,ts Wen. prepared to a^ree lo free trale t*llli KiiKland, hut the ^'outlura \'nlnnists joined Hie I'l-iter rnioiiisis in opposint! a s(>pura!e system of cu)-:-loiiis (ontrol. \ The principle of representation for ' , , ,,,, . ,, , , .... Ir.Mv.d in the Imperial p.uliamcnt on. C. It. Mitchell, rep yng to this ^va� insisted upon bv the Soauiern '\''"'B'V'"*'�'" Tnioiiisls. says Sir ll'oraie and the : in!orml tf> the H.^ralil) Edmonloii_ .-Viiril 12.-Hail insurance was advocated but to his mind the de-! formed the "toiiie of a soniewliat anted of that kind of goveriimeat was ^ imated de'iale in the IcKlslatiire I'hurs-tliiit it left a minister without control day nlfihl. James Weir, the member of his department. That bnmght him'..(or Nanton raising a viKorous jirotest to the (juestlon of responsible govern-1 afaInst the action of the companies in Klven second reading. Wirh tJie ex ' meut, and on that he took Ihe stand tUreat^BiiiK will-.drawal from the prov-I that the present police lieadcjuarlers be (�� plion of four ludepondent members thai a government should be held re- i Ince if inuran( (� up to October 1st � Kiven authority to raise a cavalry regl-.: wlio voted with the opposition the sponsibh- to the jieople for its ever.y '---........'............'------ ...... .....- -"------- ............------ Regina, .\pril 12, ThtU the mi in ' l�en, of the U. X.^W. M. l*. will be given the opportunity to volunteer for overseas service is the information ' reaching Ihe (.'aaadlaii l're.-.;s from t)t-' tawa tottay. lieadquarlers of the force j, (VcHnert to discuss the matter bet | it is an open secret among the niera-1 be;� of the force, who have nil oeeii ' g.ven the opportunity lo enlist and \ who to a man hnv.' offered Iheir services, even inspectors iind iHfl Wll. Tax WouM Crtpfla 1....... full powers over all Internal leg- , ' "i'^.H^liS* iw* h*.'^ *'!!'', ..latlon. rending � d^lslon conce.^- J^f-'.-Jf, \!;,'Jf�,V change of government, hut In hlavlow it would be a most serious thtng for a man placed In charK of a department by ili(! vote of the people to find he could not carry out in Its entirely what he had proniisud to do, and what the people expei ted of him. Mr. Hoadley Criticise* Mr. Hoadley said he could see noth-1 ing in Ihe bill that called for diueus-sion. ond he contended that a iffvi of such magnitude, in regard to whicii the people hud expected so much, should not have been dealt with in the way it was in the act. It would hi!"e been u great deal better that nothing hud been done. He did npt think there was any necehsity for the meaHiiri' to enable the government to securi eftlclen tlio customs. W J NOT GIVE EVIBENCE San Krancisco, April 12.-Taking of testimony In the trial of the group of HImlus, tieriniiii consular agents and othcru oil 1 ousplracy /barges will cIo;e tonioJinw, il was aiinouitced last night. The duleiidants are (barged with working in this cmintry to overthrow Hi'Klsh rule in India. Cotiuse: cunfttr today on Ihe qiiesil�>nilnlou lo rails'revei^Ue, I ('apt. I'earaon tatd bie had lieeii told 'some ciittl operators �otiid,.ttot afford to pay the tax, mMJMI It would be passed on to tbe ClSkaumer. Heavy Losses The provincial treasurer menlinned tMkt the percf-ntage of losses for three years in Alberta was 7;i. 7t! and S4, and that last year il was :l(> in Saskalch-umrau, ,Companies had he said, ceased id' do bnsiness in the province on ae-COinit of the heavy losses they had sustained, A Club Over Farmers Mr. Wair declared that the hail ie Burunce coniiianier. were holding a us a feeble attempt at civil service ; club over the farmers, und he deilar reform. | ^ that it the farmers w ere helpless Capt. Pearson could not understand ; this year, and would have to do busi something uiont drastic being done tOjOess du the companies' own terms do awav with tiie patronage system. ! they were determined to go into the French Front r'ai-;- Apr I IJ H'.ivy aiiillery fiKlim; o. �'Uiieil last nii:li' in Ihe vie-inifv df llangard en .Sati'erre. on t1iert was regained by a counter att.ii k. On the front i belwreii hoise and the Lawe River land III the nortli hostile allacUs have been repulsed. Fighting Is continuing oil tlie whole front north of La UBssee Canal as far as lloUebeko " ^ Pressed Back British London. Apr. 12.-Attacks yesterday in tile neiphltorhood of Ploog-ptoert by the Ccrmans pressed back I '.he IlrUish to the vicinity of Keavee* glise, it la announced officially. " Heavy Enemy Thurgit With the British Amy In Frtice, .\pr, 11.-Determined enemy atoTcks continued today against points of strategical value along the new battle-front north and south of Armentleres, fioiii which the llritish have withdrawn, Ihe (ieimans having placed it ill a po( ket by driving a wedge on eitlier sidt^ of 1'. On the extreme riglif the Germans today were pounding away against Iho Hrillsh defenses at GlvenchJ' which has ehaiigi ;l handa numerous tinies-s.nie^the initial enemy onslaught Tuesday, North of ,\rmentieres tho Cermans W(^re showing an equal desire to i�oss('Ss .Mcdsines Ridge and Wyirchaete, which are dominatinjs positions and which changed hands several limes yesterday and last night. The Ciennans got a footing In, Messines village and they were still there this morning, but the Hritish were clinging to the west ridge and wtiro keeping the enemy from Wytschaete. In the neighborhood of Ploegsteert the enemy again surged forward aixl hard fighting was proceeding iln t%o isoctor late today. South of Armen-,\pr. 12 -How the Hrillsh "tieres the ciemy also delivered violent assaults. Successful Ceuntar* Are Forced to Work Under Shellfire-Kicked. Beaten, 8ometimfB Killed, force is that the government are scare ely treating right with the protnici i cavalry force in Canada, a force which 1-ondon. has won so much gKtry in tho jiast in prisoners are enslaved, starved and preserving order in tho northwest, in ; subjected to untold cruelties is re- uol allowing the outfit to go as u I lated in an 'official report of a gov- | u..,,-.^h .1,1. niornlmr made a unit, and to preserve their identity. ' ernmeut commission published todayj , J,!^;.^.,!^/'[J*^ , "^'^ Known as they are all over the world , The detentlo,i and employment ,^ -^"""ter attack and for�ed as a wonderful police and cavalry or-. non-commissioned officers and men ganUatlon, tho members feel that this | captured on Ihe western front, say.s is only right, and they fi-el that they ' the report, "have brought on these should he allowed to go as a unit ' prisoners an amount of un]ustiflabl� with thoir own officers. suffering for which it would bo hjtrd -------- to find a parallel in history." em;>loyed, he moved as an amendmelVk that the bill be read >dx months henoat the reconrof the province | bnstness to protect themselves. Premier Stewart replied that they could not for ho was a leader of Ihe " mission, said the member for Athabasca, select by examination or othe^ wlbft those entitled to serve in the public service and from there let ttw ministers select their otdcla^, Mr. Kemmis seconded tbe amendment , * Am Honest Effort Mr, Davidson described the bitti gs an honest effort by the KovernBiDt to place the civil service on a blUi-ness basis. Replying to a question by l)r, Stgli-ley, the premier said that no officer bad any buplnasa In mixing In elect-Inns, and he thought eveiyonA in the Jiouse would agree with him that ��-ery 6ne who voted was more or l^ss _..... ,H partisan. On a yea and nay .Vota. I'ragar waa bolataii .IMo- th� air by without tbe house being MvtiM, tit* boys from 12 to If titgurg �)||. RtegeM amt-tdment whs deolured def�4lw|jNMt is suld to have teatWMHbHtla. I tha biN was alvan u ancoad r(i|dMlt;.^ per cent in Saskatchewan they were paying too muth (or the security they were getting. Business Too Small Mr. Ramsay remaiOied that the busi- Seas in Alberta was too small for iim to Insist upon tho companies doing what they did nut want to do. They would have to under the circum-atanoes accept the best conditions, Byentnally the bill was reported with tha date ou which the Insurance would expire left at noon ou 8ept, l&th, C. g. MARINES LAND AT VLADIVOSTOCK There appears te be little truth In tha rumor that the formaldehyde used for treating aead had been tampered with, according to any information tha Herald can gather, Tha big Noble farms ara now being acedad, about 20 par cant, having bean eftmplated. The information there la to tha affect ^that thalr,saad Is gsrmlnating properly, and that no difficulty has been eneountarod In this ra-apeet. a Tho report Is based on uccumula-, tlon of uvldence and shows that prisoners have been employed constantly under shell fire and that many have been killed by their guns; thai niiey have been kicked and beaten, denied (iothini^ and adequate shelter; : have often been shot and th&t deaths ^ from starvation and overwork have besn constant, . Krench garrisons have been subject-I ud to the same treatment. Sumo of I the ' prisoners received neither letters nor parcels for eight or nine months after their capture. Last November there wa^ in the l.imburg station between lK,uuii and 20,000 undelivered � p.U'ceis for British'prisoners. Harbin, April 12.-.(ay the Aa-eelated Press)-Amariean marines have been landed at Vlad-Iwhltok, aa wall aa British and J,a^n*ss forees. aeeerding te ad-ylMC from that plaee. The Americana. are In eontrel ^(t.tfte deeke, while the Japaneae 4M guarding the railway and am-Ht^nlllen ileaat* RENEW BOMBARDMENT Paris, April H,-The Garmans ra 1 ncwed this morning the biMiibardment i of Paris with their long range guns. GRAIN TO HOLLAND Washington. April 12.-Immediate shipment of two shiploads of gfala to Holland was auMiorUed yesterday by the W^r TraM Board to meet ' the growing shortal* of food in that country. A third steamer will be permitted to proceed to Argentina from a DAYLIGHT BILL IN EFFECT ON MONDAY Ottawa, 'Apr.. l1,�.The Daylight Savings Bill, whieh waa Rut through the commltM* ataie ahd given the third reading the aaa-ate today, will In all prdMibllity ftomo Into effect it a e'clbek en Sunday morning. April. 14. A aami. official intimation te thla aHagt waa given hy tenat^r Neherteen. ml|ileter without pertfelie, when the bill wae heinf eenalMred. TRBATBD.AB B^V Paris. April 11.-A hill latrQduced today in tho chamber of depatiea pro-vldea that any subject �l aa eaemy pow�r who baa not declatad hta nat lonaUty toOhe police'aitthorttles with souibern port of the United States to in a week after the. (53 beoioieB law inud crain ftfrfiolUnd. ^ball he treated oa a-ppfjafd Aot . the enemy from Paradis. southwest of Leslrem. This Is on the front be-tvveen Kstalres and Oivenchy. Arinentleres was evacuated yesterday afternoon but was still reeklnK today with clouds of poisonous gaa and was a most inhospitable place (or the enemy. The British withdrawal became necessary when the Germans nn the north drove forward to the vicinity of steenwerck, bottllug up the city. By their nperatlolu the Germans bad gradually thrust forward lines ou either side of the city to the west until ut noon Armentlerea lay at the bottom of a sack-shaped salient whose sides were 12,000 ynrde long, and whose mouth, near Steenwerck, was only three thousand ykrde across. The withdrawal does n^t mean as much from a mllltar/ standpoint as might appear from a first glance, but the Germans undoubtedly will make much of the capture for the moral effect at home. Any diatreap over the abandonment q( Armeatlerop Is due more to aeptlmeatal than tao-tlcal reaaons. In order to appreclatb fully the trend of the present fighting* the offensive operations mast be viewed as a wholer fur they go to make up what undoubtedly is the crucial conflict of the war, Tbe loss of a cify here or there or the abatt-doament of live or leu miles of ter-rilory In any sector does not meag disaster, ^ � A Grim Rdea Tlie battle has got beyond such coa* sidurations and ba* setUetf dowp to a grini race to determine wbethgr thp Uorrasn power is enpacb to make good the threat to aaaibUate the. British army and force lla aapilahi-tlon. It lo a cold propoeiltua ol w|' ' side can kill tbe most �leA.lBkl next few week* and at the saaw ' get more recruit* to fill tba gao*.