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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 13, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald volume xi. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA.;^* SATCHOAY, APRIL 19i8 HUGE NUMBER 104 "NO OTHER COURSE BUT TO FIGHT IT 0UT"~-FIELD MARSHALL HAIG BRITISH HAVE A BIGGER GUN Police Officer Will Not Be Allowed to Arrest Merely on Suspicion Now LEGISLATURE READY PROROGATION; A BUSY SESSION FOH (Special to the Herald) Edmonton, Alta., April 12.-Quite a debate took place in the legislature Friday afternoon on the right of a policeman to arrest without warrant and, eventually the particular section in the statute law amendments in relation to the liquor act was altered to read "any person found actively committing any offence under this ttctw Tho amendment aa proposed originally authorized the , "Arrest without warrant any person whom ho has good reason to suspect is committing any offence under this act." Lieut. Walker thought this was going too far, "I wouldn't give any policeman that power," he said, "it would become a perfect nuisance and not .prosecution." Attorney Oeneral Crais, i reminded the houu that the provincial police had been 'Warned far not enforcing the The attorney-general afterwards moved his amendment of the amendment which was accepted.  - Other amendments require the keep-1 ing by each liquor vendor or privileged person of a separate record of each purchase, and -the filing of all documents or authority for purchase. Fines Heavier The fine for a first conviction for - what Is; known as bootlegging is fixed at not less than $100 nor more than $200 and" costs with imprisonment of not more than three ' months in the alternative. Imprisonment is Imposed for any subsequent conviction of not less than three and not more than filx months without the option of a .fine. Provision is also made for the payment to the cities of Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat of a third of the fines received for liquor convictions. A long discussion took place on an amendment which would* empower any grocot the wagers on the races made by Maynard. London, April 12.- Nationalist members of the convention, including Archbishop Harty and Bishop O'Don-nell (Diocese of Raphes.) aiyl Bishop Macrory ann Joseph Devlin signed a minority report dissenting from certain recommendations o� the majority. They-say: "Except for some, important political and labor abstentions the convention worthily represented almost every phase and interest and class in the varied life of Ireland. But there have been no sure, means of knowing how far it exhibited the mind and will of Ireland at the-present time, nor any guarantee that its directions? independently of the suggestions by the government, would take effect in law. The Sinn Fein organization stood aloof altogether." They believed that if & measure giving to the Irish full control of their affairs was agreed to and given effect by the government the vast majority of the Nationalists would bend their mindt to making it a success; "It looked %s though tho gravity of the times, the principles of freedom for which' the. .allied nations claimed to stand,, the widespread" de'sffe for'f'a settlement throughout the Dominions and among our American kindred, and the disastrous consequences of further conflict and disunion," the report continues, "might bring about a Spontaneous, resolve among all . the delegates to establish for our country freedom and contentment within the empire. > Full Proceeds Tarns j The majority of the Nationalists append a note to the convention recommending that the Irish exchequer shall have the full proceeds of Irish taxations, direct and indirect, subject only to an agreed contribution to the Imperial exchequer which will "prevent a ruinous increase of the burdens which would certainly result if Ireland remained liable to the full weight o� Imperial taxation and jointly responsible .for the Imperial debt." ' : They recommend a free trade agreement between Great Britajn and Ireland and to prevent dumping would prohibit the export from Great Britain or vice versa, articles sold under cost of production. Five or six labor members of the convention note that they made certain temporary concessions which, as democrats and representatives of labor they strongly dislike. / They oppose a nominated element for the senate and recommend' that workmen refuse to receive nominat ions. They also recommend a salary of �400 for members .of the house of commons. Don't Forget to Put Your Clocks One Hour Ahead Dayl'ing Saying is now law, and will go into effect at two o'clock tomorrow morning. Therefore, in order that Le'thbridge may tie in line with the rest of Canada tomorrow, it will be necessary for all householders to turn their clocks ahead an hour on retiring tonight. In the morning the clock will Bay eight when, under old time, it would really be seven, and thus it will go on throughout the summer until October 31st when the clocks will be turned back an hour, and winter time will come into effect. Arrangements are being made by the.CP. R. here to connect up with the new time.' AH trains running out of Lethbridge after today will start at the scheduled time, by the clock, though in reajlty they will be leaving an hour earlier than at present. As Lethbridge hasi only two through trains on Sunday morning It will be very easy to make the change.  Church services will open on Sunday. moiate^-afrlT o'clock as usual, Ijbut it will be 10 o'clock by the_former time. The change is effective everywhere in Canada, and puts this country on a par with the United States. OFFER SIBERIA TO German-Finftfeh Alliance Form-ed~Flaa� T� Take Over Petrograd A DIFFERENT VIEW Austria Was Ready for Peace At Any Price Before Rus-0 sian Debacle London, April 12.-A German air raid was made on the east coast of England this evening. One or two of tha raiders succeeded in .penetrating further InlaW The raid Is still in progress. COT FAR INLAND . London, Apr(t.. .1*,-In last night's air raid In England, one German aljahlp reached .the,, Midlands and another. penetrated almost to the northwest coast, it was officially announosd today. -T Ijondon, Apr. 13.-Five persons were killed and fifteen others injured in the German air raid last night on England,' according to an official announcement made today. Amsterdam, Apr. 13.-A despatch from Vienna to the Frankfurter Zei� ung referring to the disclosures made by Premier Clenienceau in respect to Austrian peace proposals, says, assuming the existence of the emperor's letter, it was written before the breakdown of Russia, at a time 'when the war outlook was quite different from today and when a young, peace loving monjtrchy might take steps, which, today under entirely altered conditions, must appear In another light," Dont Deny It Geneva, Apr. 12.-�The existence "of the. letter written by Emperor Charl�s 40j Jiti*:; brother-in-law, Prince Slxtus of fidurton which intimated that France Might have peace, la not contested by the Vienna newspapers who had prohibited from publishing anything concerning it until today:. At the same time, however, they declare that the letter as given out by the French government is a false version ant)..add that the real text never will be yiib-lished.  '' ��' I Washington, jfjjiril. 13.-A message 'reaching fhe state department today from Stockholm reported the Finnish official newa bureau had given out a statement declaring that all German troops landed in Finland had been sent: at the request of the- Finnish government. . When the Germans landed on ' the Aland Islands Sweden protested. A GREATER FINLAND London, April 13.-Germany has agreed to the establishment of a greater Finland, including the Peirograd-Murman railway to the Arctic, according to Swedish press reports forwarded in an. Exchange Telegraph despatch from Copenhagen. In the event that Germany wins on the western front, the despatch says, she will begin a new war against Russia, co-operating with the Finns. SIBERIA FOR HAPS ' � Japan, it is added, will receive Siberia if she jions in the German-Finnish alliance. These statements are published by ttie Folkets Dagblad of Stock-. holm' which says the plans originated with Finnish statesmen who are now in Sweden. It asserts that General Mannerheim, commander of the Finnish White Guards, expected to capture Helsingfors next month and Petrogrsd by June. The newspaper adds that Ger-' many is to have a free harbor in � the Arctic and that the Finnish railway system will be enlarged, direct connections ' being established from North Cape to Budapest and Constantinople. A Fin-^ nish representative is said to be on the way to Berlin to carry on negotiations to this end. HOTELKEEPERS FAVOR ONLY LIGHT WINES Chicago, April 13.-Abolition of all bars in the United States and Canada was forecasted in an announcement yesterday by the legislative council of th:_, American Hotelkeepers Association. Declaring that the interests of the hotel business are paramount to those of the saloon, the council strongly advocated that the sale of liquor be confined to light wines and beers. TWENTY-FOUR KILLED IN THE PARIS RAID Germans Capture Merville, Which Bends Sharp Salient Into British Line-This Is Only Objective They Have Taken British Make Important Gain at Festubert IMPROVE THEIR LINE AT FESTUBERT AND REPULSE ATTACKS AT GIVENCHY AND AT OTHER VITAL POINTS; FRENCH SUCCESS London, Apr. 12.-Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig. in a special order of the day, addressed to "All ranks of the British army in France and Flanders," says: _~rds fail me to express the admiration which I f>el for the splendid resistance offered by all ranks of our army under the most trying circumstances. "Many among you are now tired. To those 1 would say that viotory will belong to the side which holds out the longest. The French army is moving rapidly anil in great force to our sup-, port. There is no other course -often, to us but to fight It out." RariSf Apr. 1S.-Twsnty-four persons; were killed and aixtytwo other wounded as the result of the German air raid last night on Paris, it was officially announced today. IRISH ARE VOTED i Proposal to Reject ConsVription Clause Defeated-Many Did Not Vote ED Copenliagej. April 13.-According to the^ Swedish Social Demokraten the large German battleship Ithein-land grounded near Lagskar Island. It Is reported from another source that the Rheinland struck a mine and suiik.   NEWS-TELEGRAM IS NO  MORI  -  Calgary, April 13.-Ill a front '* page article the management of the NewsrTelegram announc- ed the cessation of publication  . of the newspaper and the pass-  Ing of the News-Telegram Pub-  lishlng Company, Today the  News-Telegram- is fallowed by  a. new paper. "The Calgary 4> Canadian," published by Al-  berta - Newspapers Limited, with G. M. Thompson as presl-  dent and C. A. Hayden, news  editor. The staff, will be  practically the same aa the old  News-Telegram. '' t  � � O  * *   � � �  London, &.pr. -13.-*A proposal by Irish Nationalists to omit the conscription of "Ireland clause from the government power bill was rejected by a majority of 172 in the house of commons last night. The total vote shows that a large section of the house abstained from voting. The debate in the house yesterday and last night was remarkable for the speech of .Mr. Asquitu, the former premier, who while strongly objecting to the' conscription of Ireland, frankly declined to take responsibility at' the moment that the nation is facing a grave military crisis of pushing that opposition to the extent' of forcing a chaugb'In. the'government. Henry Dake, chief secretary for Ireland, made a brave attempt to conciliate the Irish members. The effort led to a. strong altercation with the Nationalists at the close of the debate. .- The government spokesman in the house, Audrey Bonar Law, in a brief speech, Winding up the discussion contended that the government had a moral right in what they were doing and would be craven not to do it. v "We could hot tell America she had the right to conscript Irishmen in the United- States while we had not the same right at home," he said. "We intend at the;earliest moment to introduce a bill, which we hope will give home rule, or rather local government to Ireland." This statement brought a fresh uproar of laughter from the Irish members. , Mr. Bonar Law went on: "We shall try to carry it through simultaneously with preparations for carrying out the man power bill, that is all I can say." His speech was Interrupted constantly by ironical remarks from the Irish benches. The Irish members, at the conclusion challenged the government to a further division -on ack* ' With the British Artriy in France, Apr. 12A-With the exception of Meryille, the Geruuwe thus farhawj not reached their" 'Objective* in- parti or the present drive sotftu of Armentieres, but today'* .developments indicated that the enemy Had no intention of abandoning the;: assault immediately. A captured German document reveals � that there were to be three smashes on the front north and south' of Armentierea. One had'Bailleul as its main objective, the other Merville and Aire, and the third, Bethune. Not lessVthan twenty-eight divisions had been employed by tho enemy in this protentious program which has meaut that at some places the British have been very heavily outnumbered. A German division aggregates 13,-000 to 14,000 men, including 7500 rifles. St. Venant, between Merville and Aire, was being heavily attacked today by strong force^ of Germans after their success of last night which gave them possession: pi.-. Merville. The enemy seem desirous of reaching Aire, a railway centre and were throwing large numbers of troops into the conflict in an attempt to drive the British back. The German threat in this direction undoubtedly is of considerable importance. . . * The fighting today continued to be of the bitterest nature: not only In the Merville region, where the main assault was made, but also northward from Givenchy. /Yesterday and,last night the enemy continued his pressure from Wyts-chaete southward and gradually forced tl)3 British to fall back from Ploeg-steort. and Ploegsteert Wood until the battle was being staged today near N'euve Eglise, to the west. In the meantime steady pressure was maintained in the ESteres sector beyond which lay Merville and Aire. During the night the enemy pushed back the defenses at Lestrem and captured Calonne-Sur-Lys, just southwest of Merville. At the same time they pressed down through Neuf Ber-quin, a little above. Merville, and these two converging forces hurled themselves on the town. Fight Doggedly Giving away before greater numbers the British fell hack toward St. Venant. figliting doggedly alUhe way against the closely pressing- Germans. | A sanguinary battle yas proceeding today east of St. Venant With the Brl-" tish making a determined stand. During the night the British counter-attacked west of Steenwerck, west If Armentieres and reocciipied La IJac-que after hard fighting. v The German attack about Givenchy, on the southern end ot the battle line, was being pressed today by nine divisions. There has been virtually no cessatloa in thefighting nere since the beginnlngiof the; battle Tuesday. Thii3 far the British,have maintained a stone wall detente .against' which tho de/riians have flung themselves with heavy, losses.' ToMy the casualty list of the attacking troops was swelled  appallingly by the British artillery aid machlo* . guar which pDunaed 'ttoneentratloa potato and troops a4vanc1ng in ch�� formation. Ortfas. Gun Work ' The work of the British gunners at Givenchy lias been 'noteworthy. On the first day when the Germans swept forward in masses and the situation was grave, many ..artillery men worked for hours shoptfhg �t yoint London, Apr. 13.-The Germans made an attack last night west of Merville, on y�e northern battle-front, and were repulsed, the War Office announosd. The British Mvanced their Im* slightly In the neighborhood of Festubert arid took a few prison-era. There was heavy fighting last evening near Neuve Eglise and Wulverghem, and the battle here was still- irr- progress at a late hour last night. ATTACK AT LAON London, April 13.-Strong enemy forces launched an attack early last night eaat of Laon and succeeded in entering thl British lines at certain points but were ejected by a counter attack. A second attack attempted liter In the night at the same place was beaten off. In the aector south of the Somme British and French troops by counter attacks drove out the Qtrmana from Hangard, which they penetrated yesterday. HUNS FAILED ' With the \British Army in.. France,^ Apr. 13.-Furthsr attacks on the British right wing between Givenchy and Robeeq on the La Batata Canal yesterday,' wholly failed. Two attempta'maoV late iff the afternoon to capture, Leton were repulsed. The British also counter-attacked around Givenchy and took an Important Gar-" man post. blank range. One gunnery sergeant stood by his piece firing with open sights at a range of 300 yards and held the enemy off for a considerable time before he was compelled to fall back. The British troops who have been making such a gallant stand ' just above Givenchy also distinguished themselves by holding the Germans up for hours, at a certain point in tho battle before Oambrai on November ,10,. when the enemy counter-attacked. It became known today that of the 750 Germans captured near Givenchy last. Tuesday, three hundred were rounded, up while devoting their energies, to looting a British canteen. Americans Repulse Huns - Paris, April 13.-The Germans last night renewed their-attacks upon the French positions'in Brule Wood in the forest ot Apremont. American troops in this Bector, in conjunction with tho French, says the official statement, haye combatted with vigor and broken the majority of the enemy attacks. At one point where the enemy obtained a footing he was thrown out by a counter attack. On the Somme battlefront the entire village of Hangard and the adjoining cemetery have been regained from the Germans. / Quebec, Apr. 13.-Chlet Trudel of the Quebec municipal police force, took the stand today at the coroner's Inquest into the death of the civilians killed in the recent rioting here. He read the official and written report he had submitted to the mayof. It relates to the precautions the police took and also an admission that the police force ia too small to oope with the events like those which broke the peace here last week,. DESTROYED 21 HUN  AIRPLANES  London, Apr. 12.-Thirty-  five German airplanes, tweaty- ? one of which were destroyed  were brought down by British  aviators on Thursday. ' Four  British machines are nsiariBg.  Two British machines repsrtod   missing yesterday haver, ahace  � returned. The oftkjrai ftai� +  ment on aerial activities re- f>  ports the dropping of bomb�   on military targets behind the   battle front and oa tto. rgll<   way atation at Meti. .,        ft 441 ?88859 ;