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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 15, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta - \ VOLUME XI. LETilBIUDGE. ALBERTA. MONDAY. \P\\\L 1.->, I�)18 M MhKH lO.'i BRITISH LINES BEING FIRMLY HELD EROlEla REVEALS PUN HOPE FOR PEACEABLE SETTLEMENT NOW L�ntfcn, April 14.~Tli�r� ar* trono hof�t In London that Irlth treubiM will wnrforfo  sradual and MOlfle tolutlen. An|impoi4-ant faet la that tho manaca of crit leal ovonta In Franco ovorahadowa all othor eonaldaratlona and Im-peaoo raatraint upon all tho fact-lona of Irlahmon and thair ardent �ritlah auppertora. Diary of Hun Officer Clearly Shows Objects of the Germans ARE DETERMINED TO DESTROY BRmSH ARMY AND GET TO CHANNEL! with the Tlrltlah Army In France. April 15.-(lly the Associated Pre��) -'An InlcrcstlnK and illuminating ilLiiy uoncernlnK tho grcit Qerman ofienKlvo xntn tuund nn an ^nealy ofllicr holaBflnn to tlin twenty-sixth (llrtfllon who was killed south ol lio-bumrne. In thin document tho writer statod that the Rencral Intention was to heparate �hi> tJHtlsh from the French, l>iit In any, am the main effort would be dirprtHd nRRlnst the former. Thi! day for tho heglnnlnK of the attack. March Jl. wast called "Ml-chatd Day" to symbolltc th'� fact that It wan to be OrmanMlcthaera' day of reveiiKB. .Michael is a popular KRiieric name for the (Serman. Wrltinfc oil .March IR, the officer puid; "We beloiiK to the seventeenth army. Tho coiuniandor Is at present unknown; the chief of ihn general Btaff of this B.-my, howi ver. Is Count Von nelmensinKen, who was with us In Italy. At laal wo are get-tlnn further Infonnatlon about op-�ratlon.s ou t'lls front. Masses of troops are moTing forward. "In the ealtent south of Arrar. attacks will be launched at three different poiats, the code names for which wlU he 'Michael 1. and :r.' /aro Day Is to be called 'Michael Day," tho name beln� tho symbol for iho Oerman MlcUael'a day of re-Tengv. The gisucrftl ItB* XX advance in a western direction to the porta uf Honlocne. AhheTale, et�.. ia In order to separate the Hrltish frotn the French. If France Is left to herself she win come to terma qalckly. therefore the chief blows are to be directed against tho HrUisfa. Preparations have been so carefully planned that failure is almost an Im pofls|billty. "In �i>ite of all of this, if it should happen that our attack is held up Hi any one point it will be immediately broken (ft there and troops moved to anoiber sector. We have a colossal amount of artillery at our lUsposal. For instance, In our dl-\islon, of whicii only two regiments will be In line) we have sixty-eight batteries and several hundred trench inortarH of various calibres. Gaa la to be freel.v lisail. "An immeasurable iiuantity of mO' terial is at hand for bridging tren �hes and shell holcs^ enable trans port and artllltjry of tho atfaiking In lautry to follow up the enemy. Largo formations are following behind to ileal with tho booty, wounded and prisoners. "Our forward move Is via Valenciennes and Denain to the neighborhood of Oherliy. I have forty men In my platoon. Their morale and general condition la aatlsfactory. Everything passes on smoothly and it ia atrange to think of all the troops who are marching westward on all varioui roads over a wide front tonight. Germany Is on the march." AFTER HIS FUTILE AHEMPT AT PEACE Huns Continue To Sacrifice Men In Their Vain Attempts To Capture Tlie Keys To The Channel Ports (;erman ( ovrts for belgium now A Duel of Big Armies OUTOFCiASSONE CatcfforiM "A" and "B- of Clan One To Be Called in Fall Ottawa, April 16.-Nothing of^ flolal haa yot boon givon out by tho levommont ' to tho propoood anwndmonta to tho Military tor-vleo Aot. It lb lonorally boliovod, hoviravor, that tho (ovommont preabbof to tako ato^ wtiieh will maan that tho majority of mon of eiaaa Ona af bath firat and aooond madloal oataf orioa aro llkoly to bo in uniform at na vary diaUnt data, la athar warda tharo io llkoly to la a moat vtaaroua aamblng out of all unntarriad man and widow-ara wNhairt dapandanta batwaan tha aaaa of tO and t4 y�ara. It la aanaliarad unllkaly that'tha aoe-ad alaaa will ha aallad until thia aamMat praaaaa haa taken plaaa In tha fIrat alaaa. Ivory affart will ha maia ta apaad up tha hoar> Ina af aptaala bafara tha appaal IHhaaala aa��Niuthartty may ba lakaa wtilali tyill materially ahoi^ Urn articipa-tkw,.tB tha (orcod paaaa.afpa Bnaala aa wall an tSat upon BMpnnM dld^ not show that hIa aoUon* Mpt'atep with lUa words. la dia 'Jpeaca oOaneiTo." cornea more ao each day.'" British Repulse Seven German Attacks on Sunday in Vicinity of Neuve Edise-British Line Is Still Holding Firm in Spite of Continued Assaults of Desperate Huns- French and Americans Have Success in Repulsing Strong Attacks BRITISHGOVT.HAS Labor Members Threaten To Withdraw Their Support With tho nritlsh Army in France. ApHI IS-The battle about Neuve Ut\\m, near the Belgian border whIeh haa been re-taken by tha Oermana^ aantlnued to rage thia morning with the same In-tenalty that haa (ktarked It for days and tho nritlMl are pounding the Oermana harA Another iMtnalt on Ballleul, four miloa sMtat of Neuve EgUso, Is oxpactad i^amenUrlly. Tha lataat raagrts this afternoon ahowed that Britisltfline was being strongly' Held aa a whole in the north zom and In aome in-ataneea had baaa considerably improved by aatintor attacks. The Brltlah laat avening followed up fhair aweoeee of Saturday when they puahed the Oermana baek^rem Ha>aaq on the Clarence River. Coaaf' eaunter attacka delivered an tlf� Qerman posltlona thraa thanaaad yards to the east of this town ^ro completely suc-eeaaful aaAjHia enemy again waa London, April 15.-At the week-end a serious Htate of affairs developed affecting the po�ltion of the Lloyd George government, according to the parlianientar/ correspondent of the Daily News. The labor party he says, is opposed to Irish conscription and the labor ministera are considering whether they can support the gov ernmont. George NlcoU Barnes, who is i member of the war cabinet. Is said to be Id complete disagreement with the government on the Irish conscription policy. If the government's proposals are pressed forward in the way indicated by Premier LIoyd-Georgc and Chancellor of the Exchequer Bonar Law, the correspondent adds, it Is probable the labor, executive will call on the labor members to withdraw from the government. Some Liberal members are believed to be very adverse to Irish conscription. The situation, it U added, wilt have to be compoaed today or tomorrow, or the government will be In grave dlfflcultlea. A Orave Blunder Cardinal Logue, primate of Ireland, preaching at Dungannon, said the eon-acrlptlon proposal for Ireland was tho gravest blunder the government bad made and would lead to the utmost disorder and would be met with the most strenuous passive resiatanca. ta aM*�baek aomowhat. Tha/Sritiah In the course of the aftemean alaa pushed out eeveral poata nortti of the canal between tha Uawa muf Clarenee rivsra. 'London, Asrli 15. Bavan attacka by. Nt� Oermana in the Morvllla- gsiigr of the narthem battle nwt Bave been rapHlaad by tan arUlah, wka laWlalid heavy fMsa&Mr4he enemy. It la anneuaaaA iMpiny.' Tha BrttIM liava loot Neuva Egliao. Southwest of Bailieul the Qei^ mana temporarily penetrated the' Brltlah pesitions but wer� driven out by a counter attack. HOLDING FIRM London, April lS.-^Tho entira allied llno'ln Belgium and Franca la holding firm. .Nowhere hava the Germans boeq able, notwith-atanding the great numbera of men hurled agalnat it, oapeclally that portion on the Flandera front where Brltlah are holding forth, to gain an Inch of ground. Field Marshal Haig'a order that no more ground be ceded to the enemy is being rigidly compiled with, as is atteoted now by the tkeuaands of Gorman dead piled before the British positions southwest of Vpros, where It is tho ambition of tho Qerman high command to break through and envelop Field Marehal Haig's foreee and gain an open highway toward the Engllah Channel. With the Frpiirh Army in Kranro. April IfKr- (By I lie Associated I'ress.t -All efforts of the (ierraun high command lor the preHent urn directed toward the systematic .leatructton of the British armies. Having failed to break the cooimiinlcitions between the British jjnd French, the enemy has turned his sole attention northward and It appears likely that the Germans will continue to throw all their available strength in that direction. The enemy's plan soems to he to deliver a succession of hammering blows at different points between the Homme and the sea end with the desire of bringing about a British evuc uatlon of the entire northern district of France. Six German armies are participating In the battle raging along the front. There Is a remarkable parallel between the present buttle and the operations after tho battle of the Marne. when there was a race toward the sea between the Germans, who were endeavoring to reach the channel ports, and the allies, who succeeded in stopping the Germans' push. and. although forced under overwhelming strength of the German armies to recede some dtetance, they are planning a .�tem resistance to a further advance. Americans Won With the American Armies in I'rance, April 13.-(By the Associated Preaa.)-After another night of terrific aaUllery tire awl a bombardmeat with gat -ahells, the Germans continued today their efforta to dhta Havre. April 15.-The German intantion to replace Belgian tribunals by German eourte is confirmed by a notice issued by Governor Von Falkenhausen, bssing the msasure on polltlesi manifestations by Belgian eourte whjch refused to ait a* a protest sgalntt the arbitrary mathods of the invaders. The notice eaya that until German courts are organised military commandsra will undertake the repression of crime and misdoings. HERHING FORCED ACCEPTANCEOFTHE BE Threatened to Rasign and Soc* ialists Got into Line to Support Annexations BY MET Plan An Irish Parliament With Full Control of Internal Affairs 1^ WILL ALSO CONTROL ^ TAXES; ALLOWANCE MADE FOR ULSTERITES Xnisterdam. April 13.-The Tag li�clie Kunds Chau of Berlin, a copy of which has been received here, contains a story that Count Von ilertlln^. the Oerman imperial chancellor, broke off relations with Ma-thia� Erzberger. leader of ths Catholic ('entri!t the majority party tliat they adhered to their resolution for peace without annexations or Indemnities. Section:^ of the majority party, the ncw.spaper adix. thereupon decided to accept the governments new programme fur Inco^^catlng F'Vench i territory and the coast of Flanders I into the Oerman empire, and levying war InrtemnitleH on the western pow- rrs. The majority Socialists h^ve Iso accepted the programme ot an dexatlous, aaye the newspaper. Tbe Tagliache Rubdachau alaa de-Hmt Brcbargar In IM7. says, amounted to a plea for peace at any price. "Chancellor Von Hartllng now refuses to receive Herr Briberger," the paper states. JAPANESE-GERMAN E HAS NOT BEEN Gun A Big Factor LoaAoB. April ll.hlad ilM OarnMB Plan hundred. yards appears to ba ti^at under svch condltkms rettraaaat la almost Impoeaible." A British officer explained to tba oorraspondent: "Wa nearly alwaya broke �ha tirat llaa. It would tali back.but It cannot as tha aeeoad wave comes up gad oarriaa it forward again. Thtra la a movamant ot raooil than, but by\thla tlaia .the third wave la advanolac aad [m oomas tka attack oaea morg. ~ In Injury ta aaad. If fraah. sMar farmaldahyda la uaad. at Mm rate of aaa gauad ta forty aallans af water. ^ ^y&jiJ. ralrtlal* anaoaaeaa almUarf faMWb tHMB'h|� toato at Uia agNrt-i maatalliana.  Japan Will Not Relax Her Vig-ilance on Behalf of the AlHea Clares that Hmt Brabarger In through to the third lin� of the Amer-, ,]arlng the reginie ol Chaneenor yon lean positions near Xpremont Foreet. I {jethmann-Hollweg. made a peace northwest of Tonl. They made two ^jf^,, ,iie enemy through a Dutch attacks, both of which failed. The t ,,urnalist. Thl. the crown, to foreign relations, to the army and navy and to minor services and Interests. C'onlrol of Iho police and poet offices will be retained for the period of the war. The completion of land purchases will be^ expedited. For the period of the war aad two years afterward*the control ot customs and excise will be reserved. Aa soon as possible after the establishment of an Irish parliament a Jotnt exchequer board will be set up to detaraUne tba true revenue ot Ireland. On the conclusion of -paadafa royal commission will be appointed to examine Impartially and thoroughly the financial relations of braat> Britain and Ireland to report what contribution Ireland ought' to make to Imperial expenditures and submit proposals as to the best means of adjusting the economic and financial relations of the two cotmtrles. Provision vrobsbly will ba made, for the appointment of an Ulster cx>mmittee within the Irish parliament with power to modify, or even exclude, the application from Ulster . of measures of legislation or administration which may not be deemed consonant with the interests of the province. A Pacific Port. April l.^.-Viscount Ishll, Japanese ambassador to the United States, succeeding Ambassador Sato, arrived there today enroute to Washington. In reference to Siberia the ambassador said Chat if the Imperial Japanese government dfem-ed it necessary to undertake the sending of a military azpadltion Into SIKerIa, such intention would he for the benefit of the entente allies and not for Japan. He declared any suggestion of a Japanese-Qermoa all! ance to be absurd. "Oennany may establish bases fa Pacific waters by a successful drive through Siberia," said Ambassador Ishll. "In this event," ha continued, "It would be up to Japan to sweep them away. We cannot guarantee that >apan could do this, but we watrtd try our best, and we must not relax our vigilance." He odmltted that there waa a possibility of Germany gaining a toot-hold in the Pacific by aucoasstul operations in Siberia. Ambassador Ishll would not discuos thaslanding ot Japanese troops at Vladivostok. HUN FLEET IN His Appeal Stirs Nation this morning south ot the Somma, in the nalghborbood ot Hangard. Our posltloa la this sector haa been.Improved aad a aumbar at" priaoners have baaa taken. The hoatlle utU-lary was active laat aightla^tha aaighborhood ot Bucguay." "many ofiiiobrb' Laadan, April It.-A aaaualty Hat gaillahad by the War Offl�a taday aaatalna tha namaa af 104 afflaare. Bavantyalna ware klil�aMMriV JMa-tian aauth frgm Rikldagltla. ^ia aavara tha aammualdaHaaa af tha nadi^aarda In HaMlatNa wMh Vibarg. Ttm Qawwia^^iara alaa athar quartara andraita aaw within twalva aniaa af Mig �iw |< aha London, April 1B.-(Vla Keu-tor'a Ottewa Agency) - Field Marahal Haig'a grave, movjng appeal to tha troopa haa profoundly atlrrad the nation. Indicating that tha atruggle haa reached a point that may ba daelaivs, it forma the tent of artlclea In tha newapapera urging every man and woman In tha Brltlah Islea to take It to heart While bseathing eov fldonee that tha noble armlaa whieh already hava proved thair mettle will leave nothing undana that man can do. and that with . tho French ruahing to thair aid they will yet aava tha day.- A dramatle gllmpaa af tha da� aeration af tha fighting la affard* ad by an epiaoda In whiah tha headguartera ataff af two bH-gadaa oppeaing Oanaral Bann* hardy'a traapa an tha River Lawa plunged Into tha atniHlo with riflaa. while aiw s*noral lad hIa ardartlaa into tha fray. INCITYOFPRAGUE atraate af Pragua, oagltai af haiina. on Baturdayf daaaaaalaf tante and Rraaldant Wllaank MM . a daagateh fram that alty to Mki i Lakal Anaalgar of^wlla. llamam and " ------- aatnar wnn OraiR dalaaataa m haH aad aJaglad a UW ...........,..^.L��| raraaatt: Patf aatf gggli (' 56 ;