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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 16, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOfc^ME XI. LETIIHniDGE. ALBERTA. Tl F.SDAY. MMUL Hi. I'MS M MHKr, KM) BRITISH IN A DESPERATE STRUGGLE ANravN MEW HELD Clergymen are Active in Demonstrations in One Hund' led Parishes UNIONISTS APPEAL FOR GENEROUS TREATMENT NOW I.oiidfin, Apr. Ifl-Mi'ffingH to pro-tcHt aKuiiiHt roliHCi'liitlon woi'n held .\lon:Iay In lOO parlshnw In Ireland, all rlusbrH of th>! popitliition purtlcipal-irrn. Hays a dOHpalrh from liublln to the 'riiiit-H. T!io cIcrKj' took a luart-InK part In all monlnK.-. UeHoliittonH of protest arc poiirln^ in from public builUti and SUin Keln ilubn are vnry iictlve. "I'nqiK-Mllonably," ihe tlen-patch addH, "the ;�r�KPnt temppr ry deplorable. TiiP cfiiMitry hag lo�t nil norta of pro-port loan Hnd ban forsntten. not merely honiM rule, but tlie war. It 'Is ii rounfry of lontradictionH, however, for in Dublin and Home other towna voluntary rccmltinK Imp been reniurl(-iibiy good in flin* Um definitely annulled the peace roRulutlon "withont annexation* or indemulllea," paanRd by the majority of the rvlchntaic last July, accordlnx to an official dlapatoh from KrancH today. The pan-Oerman or-Kan Taeeliache Kundschau la quoted us folIowH: "Count Knrtlinii intotmed the lead-em of the majority partieR that it thny adhered to their roaolutton he would rexiKfi. KactlonR of the majority then adopted the ebancellor'e point of view and formally declared that they ac-cApteil the new proRram of the imperial Kovemment which UicludeH the incorporation by Oefmaay of frencli territory and of the Bolflan coaat of riunderH an well as the payment to (ieimany by Ihe western powers of u lonsidcrable wur Indemnity." C(|nttaalng the diapttcb aayi: irom unioniHi raemuurs oi pa^"umenM hrokaa^wlth'l&riSrMr'an? It ineusiire of Home Uulu "txa gener (lua as can be devttied by the light of the recent diNCUHHionH of the Irish convention ami In bnrniony with lUo ultimate Koni facta! devolution." The) iiiipeal is (tigned by l^aurence Hardy, J. F. MaHoii. Arthur 8hirley HepB. lieorge Lane Fox.' LcHlle C. Wilson and Ueorge Lloyd. Irish Enlistments London, April Iti.-(Via Rcuterw Ottawa Agency)-In the house of commons la.st nijtbt Hon. Janie.s I;in Mai-I'lierson, under secretary of state for war, declined in the public intereHt, to Hlule the number of troop� in ire-land. I'p till December ;!1, l!t17. 11-Hter had contributed over ,"iS,000 recruits, ie stated, wlille the rest uf Ireland liad -';ven fiS.OOO. I been confirmed by th� Central daputy. Trimbern, at a apcrflt ooacreaa of the RbMlHche CathQltc party held at Col-OBM an the eecoad of AyrU. The raaJorlty.'BaclaUpta atsPtAcccpted the annexationist programma of the |ov- CZERNIN HAD A TILT WITH EMPEROR Protests Made in German House That Cripples and Old Men Aye Used TERRIBLE SHORTAGE OF MAN POWER IS REVEALED .New York, X.Y., .\pr. M-Ormany is no hard prssHed for man-power that permanently disabled HoldierH are retained In the army and cripples are called to the color*. Thin Mtatement wan made in the relchslaR by Deputy Rys.sel, an Independent Hocialiiit, on February 23, accordlnR to the Berlin Vorwaerti, a c^py of which ban reached here. Other deputies also laid hare senjational condltlonH prevailInK In the Ciermun army. The dtsrlaHures were made la de-hate which waH caused by a motion introduced by Deputies Meuller-Mcln-ingen, People's l>arty; Fehrnbacli'> CentrlHl party; Dr. Stres Kmann, Xa-tional Liberal and Stuecklcn, Hoclal-ist, requCHtiuR the chancellor ,lu see to it that the classes of lSt;9 and 1870 be diHcharged from the army at Hoon as possible and that the men of the landst^um who have been in active service since tlie l^RinnlnK of the war and who liave been one year in the front line trenches be permanently transferred to the home reserrcs. Deputy Kyssel said it was explained that Tlie men in nuestlon could not be withdrawn because they could not be replao"d. He added: "The resolution adopted by the reichstaR two yearn ago. providinR for the disrliarRe of persons permanently Hick and tthfit for Mrrlce is not belac acted upQji." NO LABOR UNION IN POLICE FORCB BRUGES POLICE OVERSEAS Though the Mounted I'ollce will not fo overneas as a dintluctive unit, tho innounccment from Ottawa that they will go as u body to supply relnforce-nx'nts to the Canadian cavalry brlg-�du on tho west front Is belnR well rc-lolvcd by tho men. Work Is startlnK immediately on the task of recniitlne up to tho desired strength. This morn ing the Herald received a wire from Couiinlsaluncr Perry at llegluu stut-Jub: 'Mounted Police desire recruits for overseas service. They will go liu-inedlatcly to reinforce cavalry brigade now on western front. Hultable men itfQ urged to reapond. Must bo good riders. Age liml^ 18 to 45 years inclusive." Buperinlendent Pennefather tif "K'" ilivlslon has received instructions to recruit suitable men throughout his division and is already busy. Men of the delachineut will be Hcattered throughout Bouthern Alberta and no likniy recruit for this faraoua forcu vlll be overlooked. Tho recriiltn must bo at least 6 feet 5 Inches tall, which Is a Homewhal lower atandard thag the Mounted PoUco have always demand-8upt. Pennefather bollo>es that there will be a great appeal to young men who are good� rl li'rs to Join the force now tkat it is Settled that It la nolug ovaneas Immediately. Mdn wilt l>e medically examined In Letbbrldge for tills diTlaton, and the coarse on tralninf will probably be started here. London. Apr. 16.-CoUnt Cpemin has decided to enter tli� army after rotlrinR from the forefgn office, the Copenhagen correspondent of the Kxchangc Telegraph company cables. He will command a brigade on the Italian front. The correspondent also says the count had an interview of half an hour yesterday with Kmperor t'harles^and that a sharp exchange of opinions took place. RESERVES RIGHT OF MILITARY OCCUPATION Ainsterdam, Apr. 18.-In connection wUh tho provision of the RuiManian peace treaty givinx Germany a lease of 9!) years on the Rumanian oil wells, the Berlin Tagea Zeitung reporla Uer many has reserved the right of mill ta^y occupation of the oil producing territory for several year*. Ottawa. April Police Chief Rosa took draatic ateps thia morning to break up a union formed among m�mbere of the police force by an organixer of the Allied Trades and Labor Aseocla-tlon. Laat week he learned that membera of the force were being asked to Jo.in a union. Ho Issued an order stating that any men*-ber of the force Mho Joined the union would have hie nam* attack off the atrength of the force. Last night ha learned that the union had met yeetarday afternoon. Thla morning he diamiaaed the four offlcera who presided at the meeting. TOP PATSNT8 Washington. April 16.-President Wilson (oilay stopped th� Issuance of patents and a>pyriRhtM to enemies and revoked the authority given Americans to apply for patents in enemy countries. British Yield Neuve Eglise And Bailleul After Bitter Fight; Main Lines Are Held Gcimans Capture Bailleul, Five Miles Further on From Neuvo Eglise-British Retire to North Where Stronger Lines Exist -Germans Fail for Most Part in Gaining Objects ALLIES STEMMING TO GREAT EXTENT THE GERMAN TIDE; TROOPS IN HOT STRUGGLE FOR POSSESSION OF FESTUBERT map or THE FRONT ot THE NEW GERMAN OFFENSIVE. Showing T �haeii^ AvMBticre sand Bafltevl. AMERICAN n LOYAL TOMSON British I..abor Mitision Returng From U. S. With MMsage of Confidence POWERFUL WIRELESS PLANTS DISCOVERED Chicago. April 16.-Two wireless plants, one of which Is ssid to have been powerful enough to communicate with Oermany, were dismantled by Federal agents yea-terday. The kteper of one of the actions was taken into custody but his name was withheld. London, April 16-The Germane have captured Bailleul, on the' northern battlefront, th� War Office announces. The British have 'alien back to nevv pcaitions north of Bailleul and Wulverghem. British Official The text rciiils: "Veatnrday even-in*?, preii'ded l)y ;in Intense bombard-nii lit the enemy launched very heavy attack!^ aRuinnt our poRltionH between Hiiilleul niui Xeuve Eglls'!. The assault wu.s delivered by three picked CiM'iiuiii (llviHions which had not been prcviotiKly enRURed in battle, and it suci ee'lcd after a fierce and bitter stniKRle in currying the high ground southeast and east of Bailleul known us Mount Oclillc and RevctHberR. Our trooiw on tills front have fallen back to new po:-:itions to the north of Bailleul and Wulverghem. nailleul has fallen Into the enemy's handn. "This morning freiih German attacks are developing in the neiRhborbood of WytBchaete. "Kaily tills morninR th# enemy also attacked southwest oi." Vieux Beriiuin uailer heavy uitlUery and trench mortar fire. l>ut waH repulsed. "\ nunilier of priHoncrs were taken by\is during the night la a successful minor entctprlite noutli ot Robecq. "On tlie remainder of the British front lh^re'wa.^�n^rtlt^Br Brupwctar lir-tereHt to report." Seeding Well Under Way In the Lethbridge District WITH rHIIR OWN OPPICIM Railna. April 16.->Th� R. N. W. M. P. today started recruiting for ovaneM larvlca. to Ur ku U known tho moo are invttad to Join tho (orve with tbo undorat mditti that thay go ovoriaai not as a aepnrato unit but in a body with thoir own oHIcora as rolnforcffbenti to cavniry. In addition to the crop roporta received by the Herald from its own corrcnpo'ndents, tho C. P. R. ^neral offices here on Saturday rocelvod the first of the weekly crop reports from each point on tho divlsldta. ad the summary seems to indicate that, on the whole, about 25 per cent of the seeding was done on Batuqfay night. Of courae there are secttonn, Mpeclal-ly along the Alderayde line, where a much greater perceutage of the total acreage Is seeded. At some points wheat seeding will b� completed thla week. Most points reported conditions as favorable, though a few stated tlut the land was rather dt-y and rnlntsll was desired. At Ihe eastern md ot the division, however, the ooa4itlons are tho reverse, the land beinc vary wet, and seeding ten days behind the Alderayde line record. Prom Pinvher Creek nad Cowley oome reports tkat Ike f^raers wiU this season irenUjr InorMie tkeir aersage in hay. Some parts ot tke distrfot kAVe received consldsmble oMlstBre ^ver the week-end. West of CIgrMkolm i min and snow fell en Sgt^rdny nlikt giving the topsotl a lOM wfttiag. rur-thsr skoweit were reported frool tke norttaweatem seotlM rHterdty. OARMTQN. Oardston. Apr. ll.*> comptroller of tho Hoyal North West Mounted Police was asked if the ivembers of his force would care to volunteer for service In the cavalry anil proceed overseas at once. The members of the force have responded splendidly to tho call and practically tho wholn force of officers rfhd men offered to enlist. While the government would like to send the force as a distinct unit to be known as R.N.W..M.P. roRi-ment. the overseas minister of militia has advised the government that while another distinct cavalry unit Is not required it la necessary that thu existing Canadian force should be maintained at full strength. As a consequence the government hsj not ho fur been able to make au arrango-ment whereby the mounted police euuld proceed overseas otlic- than as reluforcaments for the existing esr-alry units, but if the niaitc- can ba arraiiged the ffovsrnme'it v.iiL be t^lad Ir do so." Toronto, Apr. It!.-With half a million dollars' worth of packing house foodfituffs destroyed or seriously damaged, and another quarter million of destruction among plant and build lugs, the fire which burned fiercely at the Harris abattoir plant here last night, was finally got under control and uractically extinguished this morning. Several hundred men (tnd women were tempor.irlly thrown out ot employment by tho fire, but soiae of the buildings ot the plat>t were saved and will ho in operation again immediately. The police are today Inves tigating reports that mysterious ex plosions preceded the outbreak ot the firo which apparently stsrted In the plant's liiuudry. An Atlantic Port, Apr. 16.->"l return with a eense of pride and, confidence at the aehievemente of the United States and allied 'troopa sbrosd that would Justify many tripe across the water," Secretary Baker aaid aa he stepped aboard a train w'hich will Uke him to Washington. ^ Thla is the only statement the secretary ssid he earsd to make until his return to Washingten, where he promissd a brea^^revlew of his voyage and. Its rtaulta. Those who returned with the see-retsry ssid they dld.iiet deuM'kal that they reflected Mr. �afcei^ feelings y fwifir* in Um Cattesat (hetweai Iwedea OBnmark). the admir\ aNy MRBunges. their erawa were aa�!ed bv pntlsh ehlpe. There ware no Irltlsh eaeualtlae. Tl^ epef�tl�M-lii the Cattesat the atatement �k)r% ware under-. ^''ths'S^ll^*!^''^' In ahlef London. AprU tft-^^fard Hob-ert Cecil. minUter of blookadt. aaswsrias a qnegtloa te tk* kouae of ooauBOBa todar aald: "No aaaarance kss/keaa gtv� en tkat tke Britlate in9 Japanese'^ would be witkdrawn from VUtdivoatok as soon ae order is restored, but it le koped that the Incident sooq vfll Hn ckMOd." I Great Sscrifice of Men, London, .^pr. 15-(Via Reuters of-ta^'a Agemy).-TelcRraphlng irom Hritish heudquarters in Krani;c thin ovoninR. Keuter's correspondent says: "Thf enemy has not yet been brought to a standstill in" the i'lan-ders battle. The re-occupatlon of Neuve Kglise and the desperate striiR-Rle to advance toward Bailleul .shown that tho enemy is able and wlllinR to continue to pay an appalllnk price in attempts to i rusli the British army. "ARainst this, however, every hour the strength of the defense is Increasing. The enemy's failure ti> reach his final objective iu th� Sonime battle is being repeated today In Flanders. "The enemy's program was to reach Kemniel on April }>. He Is only three miles from Kemmel Hidge. but i.s today no nearer than Friday, since when reinforcements have been flung across the Ger^yin path. "Kollowing are interesting details of Ueriuan iossen: 'Tho incoming seventeenth division and the seventeenth reserve divlsipn' on April 11 got a terrible gruelling and were forced to retire upon talir starting point. A prisoner of the ri2nd Ueserve Infantry reluctsntly paid tribute to tite magnificent fighting ot the British machine f(anners vriio on "MTsr^h reduced'the pflsbiiernl' com-pdhy to half strength. "The prisoner was 43 yea*s of dfte and came from Germany with a draft of aWi, the greater part of whom were landstt-umers ot over 35 years and the remainder lads of 18 or lit. Fight to the Death WItli the British Army fn Franco. April 1,">.-The Germans occupied a shambles when they took Nouve Rgllse The contending forces, who had been battling bitterly here for days, bad. been asking and giving no quarter. Several times the shell torn village changed bands. On each occasion It was a struggle to the desth with bayonets as the troops swirled in a mad melee through the crimsoned streets.^ Tne British and Germans alike had but one thought as the red heat of conflict got into their blood-iu fighi. to a finish and accept the fate wlilcli was In store tor them) After the British recaptured the place on Saturday mominc they continued to iiold with a hollow square ot troops thrown around It. The masfi-ed Germans kept flinging tbemselvliB against this thin but determined line ot defenders. The battle went on until late last night, when the pressure from overwhelming enemy forces he-catno too great and the weary square of khaki dissolved to re-form In new positions a line northwest ot the town. * Even then the Germans found, themselves In a nasty sltuatioQ for the Brl-lish artillery Immediately opened a tremendous bombardment and began . piling up German dead with those who had gone before. ' The loss ot Neuve Gglise certainly made the situation for Bailleul no brighter, but the allied posltiona on the whole has been growing better with the passing of time. ) The British were still plvoUng on Wytschaeto and last night, when, the pressure of Neuve BgUse bebaaKi too great, they swung their line to tke northwest, thereby eliminating tke salient which bulged out around tkat place. Break Hun AtUek London, April-15.-Seven days ago the Oermans launched their giganuo assault against the British between Lens and Ypres, but today the Tap-. mentum ot tkeir attack has been brok-, en and the vaves of the Teutokte forces are rerolllnc before the rack of the Britieh detenee. Wh^e the Oermans kave made gains of .cround anid have driven .a wedge Into the allied lines to a considerable depth, tkey seem to have failed In tkeir attempt to break tbrougk or to tkke iipportaat railway junctions, rsesk German at> tacks are developlns in the aelskknr-, kood of WyUchaete. A Oermw attack southwest of Vieux Berquin was repulsed. Preneh Prent Parian AprU 16.-Heavy figktins occurrad last nitfit oa main batUe froat la tke ' " of Moat Didier, tke War aouaoee. Tke Wnmiik maoklae luajad Oisa CanA, Tk* In tke resiaa sOBtk tkerewaskaa^ tke sector of] ae ptMraeslH a 'rran^k-rae 170939 37 2772?3 ;