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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 17, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. UITHBrIdGE. AUIERTA. W I DNKSDAY. APHIL 17. I'llS MMm.It U(7 -� BRITISH REGAIN SOME LOST GROUND Military Service Act To J3e Radically Amepded-Cancel All Exemptions MEN BETWEEN 20 AND 23 WILL GET NO EXEMPTIONS NOW Ottawa, Apr. 17.-OwltiK to ihn critical Hltuallon whkh lion with ror.i� RUddennciss (UiVPlopcd on tho WHXiern front and which iH lilcoly to contlniu! until the allied iiatlons have mtferlnlly IntrooKed thn Ktrength of their forces, th� KovrrniOfnt of Canada, after t.hc nio.st rart'ful ciinsldfrution iif all the I'lrciimHtancrx and po.sKililr. coiignquences, lias reached the d('-cUlon that, it ix not only desirable hilt a)>.'!oliitnly es.sential that Biio.stantlal reinforcements he nee-tired for the Canadian Kxpeili-tlonary K'ljrco* without delay. In view of emergency that has risen it in now recoKnized that the additional inen so urgently needed cannot ne Re.nirod within the time requlrod through the or dinary operation of the Military Service Act or of any system of Individual aclcrtlon. The gov-�rni;i�nt has therefore decided that the only way in which rein-fnrcen^entB ran be secured In time and In sufficient uuinherH l.i by taking authority to order our fur "iservrfe all men o(-4Mt�|n-�l�UiMd. �gea wtio are ph^ftli-aKy fit and to abollab all excmptiona In the cuae Of all men so ordered out. Tha rirat Call Tt ia the iittcntlon to call out in the first instance unmarried men anil widower.s without children between the age.s of JO and 23 both incluHJve. It is believed tliat tlies-e youuK men can be spared with the least disturbance to nKri-culture and other essential indus-trios. The callinR out of int^n of other ages under the proposed order-In-councll must necessarily depend upon the exlKcncles of the war and the need for rein-lorconients. Call Up (Men of 19 In the nioantime the Military Bervico .\it will conilnuf In op-*ratl(,n as to all other men in class one and as regard-tSa:'Ub wa� ghtarally ay-proved. i Sir C.Horgc Foster's bill to create � DomliUMlL bureau of staUstlcs was put throuth committee stage. After it was reported second reading waa given to an act to provide componsa-: tiou whert; emplo.vees of tbe govern-f nicnt are l|illed or suffer injury while i performing their duty. The minister 1 of railways cxplalued that this bill wniild put employees In exactly the :iame position with regard to compen sutiun (or injuries as employee.^ of private organizatlona were in. TUoinas M. Tweodie. West Calgary, objected to the bill on the ground that compensation for men injured or killed while engaged In tbe same kind of work varied with tha different provinces. He stated that in some of the provinces an employee might be able to recover compensation through the common law whi(;h would be greatly in excess of that allowed in the province where his case waa decided. Meniher.'i'"� 'r""^ ^vuen could wiaU.. but,,tilt \Kt\m \f NUttRc^ti rl; "W'f are confroiilrMl hy riKiriiioii-concentrations of im-n ami >;uns. The purpose of the cn'iny hiis lircn ic vealed an an operati,;!) aiiftiiiithuj; ro separate the .XnK'n'-i'rrnch iirnilc-; liy ruHhIng on the former, (ioncral Koch. I in c.loHCst agreement witli tlcni'ial Haig, is aiming not only at arrestinR the enemy, but ai a Amsterdftm. A�r|l 17.-Baron   BurlftB hat b��a appoiatad   Austro-HuBcarUa toraiia mtnank of the Meuse a Oerman attack east of Samog-neux was repulsed. Otherwise the night passed In quiet " SUCCESSFUL COUNTER London, Apr. 17.~The British made a successful counter attack In the nelgliborhood of Wytschaete. Kepealed German attacks north of BaHleul were repulsed, the (iermana aufforiiig heavy losses. TO ST. ei.01 London, Apr. 17.-According to an Kxchange Telegraph company despatch from Paris the (ler-mans have advanced from Wyts-* ehaete as far as Bt. Elol and also havo a grip on the southern slopes u( Mount Kemmol. HUN STATSMINT Boriln, April 18.-The evening communication from general hoadquarters aays: "The heights of Wytschaete . havo been stormed. ^Bailleul haa been taken." A New Viowpoint Brltlah lieadquartcra in France, Apr. ll-iVia Renter's Ottawa Ag-aacy).-The enemy la continuing hta forcing tactics and la omploylng large maaaot'of fresh troops. Since the opoalai of theerore its passage on the third Hading yenreiduy. Premier Lloyd ____........_ George dei'iared that no fair analogy a nume'rlcnlb'siMirlor enemy-and "is 1 een a.s.nlgned to an arduou.H role-that of delaying the advance of holding with all tenacity every foot (it ground, but disaster cannot toP Im-m!in�d. lor the allied line la still un broken, in this connection. General Hiilg'k appeal to the iroopn la recalled, wUrn he spoke of the Frvdtch forces hurrying to the support and confidence Is felt that they will lnter\�1�e at the proper time. The'presoat batUe^U a repetition of Verdun on a gfjitider scale, with liallleul. Nenve Eglise Wytschaete. each representing Tbia-mount Farm, all offered to the enemy at the price ot his exhaustion. Cannot Delay Longer It is jxiinted out, however, that tlie allied taass('hentw;reniler a.sked if it ever had boon contended that qdestlona bearing On the organisation of tbe army and nlvy and defense of the country and the empire should be entrusted to any parliament except the lihporlal par� Ilament. Regarding (he claim that. Irish consent should be obtained the same argument, be said, could be applied to Wales or Scotland. He addi-d that both conscription and the Home Rule bill must be taken un their merits. ' Concerning the situation in Flanders, the premier said that the British, although giving up territory, had lost nothing vital. General Plummer wanr quite confident, as was General Foch. the allied commander in chief. lie still In the way of the enemy, adding that the French army was Intact and the American army is coming steadily across the seas. He urged country to stand together firmly and steadfastly. Carson's Patriotic Attitude Sir Edward Carson, the I'ister leader, said he would continue to support the man power bill, adding: "Even if you put I'lster in a subordinate position to tbe rest of Ireland with which she ia now tbreat-ened and if you put me under a gov-eniment of Nationalists or Sinn Fein-ers I support it. because no more de-testable domination could be put over tho world than that of the Germans.^' OPEN OFFENSIVE T Greeks and British Are Co-Oper-ating in  New Offensive Washington, Apr. 17.-Heads of express compaules discussed todat with tho railroad administration u proposal for consolidating the express com-panlos Into one corporation which would be uutliorlzed by Mr. McAdou to conduct all ftte egprosa bu.iiness in tho country. The corporation would havo capital atuck of ^bout 140,000,0110 divided among thf com-panlos in proportion to tbe physical valuation ot tlialr property. The plan probably will ba referred-to tbe dl-reotor-teaaral for approval lata London, April iy.->Tho Oar-mano |iava landod forty thoaoand troop* at Halglnpfara. aooonHaf to an �aohanao Tolofraph Mg> patoh fram CaponhapiC A Oath man oqiiadran anghaHJi la tlia harbor of Hololngfys-liiimiMa pT IS ohlpa. InoludlNiil^l fHiMlMlFltP Paaon and �M0t ar Uia.' of %9JI� tana.' . * - -JT--^ , �- .''h ��� �-� '"^ " NO LABOR UNION IN POUCE FORCEl OtUwa, April 1�-Polio* Chief Rosa took draatlc atop* thi* morning to br^ak up a union formod among m*mb*r* of tho polleo force by an erganlter Of tho Al-ll*d Trade* and Labor Appooia-tion. L�*t wook ho ioarnod that momboro of tho foroo Vforo bolnp a*k*d to join a unlan. Ha laauod an ordor atatlnp that any msnv b*r of tho foroo who jolaad tho union would havo hio noma diruak off th* otronpth of tho foroo. Laot night ha Ioarnod that tho union had mot yoatorday afternoon. This morning ho dloml'iood tho four offloora who prooldod at tha moatiaf. ITiW OAYSTOREPOm OtUwa, April 17.-Tho ordtr In oounolt pasaod ydatorday amit^ lap tho Military Sorvloa Apt SmS providing for tha ealllnf aut almost Immodlatoly of all man hpi; twoon tha asa* af 10 and W vyK not bo a mattor of aannpl 'tflpt ouMioH tMipyl N wW. hp danlii arod aa a fpgpMUpii In homaa an Thpaiiiy In feata. lwimg