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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 18, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta ' MI.IMK XI. LKIMBHIlMlt:. ALBEHTA. I MI HSDAY. AI'IMI. IK. 15MS HUNS MAKE NO FURTHER ADVANCE All Britain Holds Breath ^ Agony While Brave Last Five Days Have Been Anxious Ones for the British People of Anxiety ^ Army Battles Britain's New War Minister MOST OF Rl SSIAN I LEKT F.S( AI'K!) o------�---------�--- I SOME MORE OK THE KAISER'S HYPOCRISY BUT THERE IS NO LOSS OF CONFIDENCE . IN GLORIOUS ARMY �1,\VH have licLii ihc iiinnt anxious tin-Uritish pt'opl.' liavi* known Hin war. Tho fiist lihuRi" of itu' OrriUHn allack whs ili-rrctf-fl aKniinl I'otli tin- Hrltlsli and Krenrli frontH. and Hrttlsli iniopK Jiavo had to lioar tlio wlioU^ forcfi of tlin MTonU ntiack. Tho.r.) 1� uii lack of roufid(!Ur H8fiil battles wancnl and gained In till! last two y-^s ^liirhtiv liui the sitiiatioii was restored l)v a iniinl'T attack, the War Office annoiiiiics. In the IbiilUiil sector the Gor-iiKiiis made tliree attacks before niion .vest^Tilav and In each i iiso .suffer'! 11 complete repulse. Ottawa. Aiiril 18.-Following is the full text of the new regulations. LIMIT OPERATION U. S. RYS., CANADA Willi the Hrltish Army in i'ranie. April IK-'Ihe Hermans lirnuKhi lip fresh ilivisions for Ihe hiird thrii-^t which they made yesterday. Although the Itritlsh �rri' unable to hold Wytschaete ami .^Ielercn. which they hiul rein ken by a brilliant counter al-iink, they beat off the enemy elsewhere. The lirlllsh maintained their fire throughout tlie night ON NEW FRONT I.ondon. IS.-The iler-nians opened a heavy bombardment on the Uritish positions on the southwestern part of tho Lys liattlefruut between iof differences with Lord Uolliennere, the clvillttii head of the air establish nient, as General Kubcrtsuu was Hup-poseii to have gone after difficulties vltli tilt! jiremler. cording to a dispatch to tha Daily News. Revolvers were used and baton I charges were made by the police who were pelted with paving stone*. Virtually every plate glass window In the street wa* smashed. Fifteen thousand persons participated in the meeting which was called by the '.^bor party, 'riie trouble was precipitated, the dispatch says, by 200 young shipyard workers. HUNGARIAN CABINET RESIGNS Amsterdam, April 18.-The  Hun-, , , , , ... _ ; garian ministry reHignod, a dispatch � trlng back Hoberlson. is the ap- .^om Budapest report*, peal with which tha weekly paper, " ,lohn Hull, having a great elrcuhulon 1 i .,,, ^ ' amoni; the masses, has placarded tha country today. It would be no sur- I'Hris, .\pril IS. Viscount .Milner has been appointed secretary of state for war in the Hrltish cabinet, according to Le Matin. 'Ihe Karl o? Derby, who has been war minister, the paper says, will come lo I'arls as am)>assador in place of Lord Hertie, who retires Premier (llemenceau had a long an order in council which received the assent of the governor general, governing tlie publication ot state- lueuts. repoiis or opinions or tlie ___ veibpl exjiresslon ot opinions which may temt to weaken or detract from Toronto, April 18-Direclor General Ih,' united effurt of the people oi McAdoo's order limiting tlie operations the Dominion in the prosecution of' of .American railways in Canada is the war; - | having a far more serious effect than "1. It shall he an 'at first anticipated In local railway �li) To print, publish or publidv!'�"''t'*- The axe Is being wielded express an adverse or unfavorable i gradually with disastrous results, ac cording to well-iuformed railway men Within the last twenty-four hours. statement, report or opinion concerning the causes of the i>resent war or, i the motives or purposes for which!Canadian general agents of six t'anada or the Initod Kingdom of! American lines have been officially Great Britain and Ireland or anv ,f i notified to close their offices. 1 J D N FIGHTIN 1 b the allied nations entered upon or They are udvlsrd, however, that they are conference laft night with Lord Mil-! prosecutes the saiiie, which may tend ' espcially discriminated against. ner. Chamberlain Joins Govt. London. April 18-Official announcement was,made today that tho Karl of Derby lia's been appointed ani-bassudor extraordinary nnd plenipotentiary on a special mission to France, in succession to Lord Bertie. Viscount Mllner heroines secretary of war und J. Austin Chumbcrluln a member of the war cabinet. (CUN'TINl'KD ON PAGE SIX). CAN. ARTILLERY E Canaillan Army Headnuarlers, .Apr. 3S.---(Hy the ^'anadlan Correspondent fence of the eastern front, the uae o( these (ormatlon* to replace casualties in Franco and Flanders, there being taken in turn by the youngeat recruits (or the purpose o( training, the cessation o( war In the eaat and the' trans(er In addition of large number* ot Au*tro>Hungarlan troops, -ttiut possibly 1,600,000 men without takiag Into account the reserves which would otherwise have been nece*B�ry on tha Ru8*lan front, being plaeef et (be Germans' disposal In France. '' (ConTwoao om Paqs tt or any allied nation in prosecuting the war. False Statement* "ic) To iirini or give public expression or circulation to any false! statement or report respecting the work or activities of any dopartmpnt, branch or officer of the public service or the service or activities of Canada's mllltury or naval force.", which may tend to inflame public opinion and thereby hamper the government of Canada or prejudicially affect Itii military or naval forces In the prosecution of the war; "Id) To print, publish op publicly express any statement, report or opinion which may tend to weaken or In any way detract from the tmltod effort of the people of Canada In Ihe proseiution of the war; "(e) To print, publish or publicly express any report of or to purport to describe or to refer to the proceedings at any secret session of the house of commons or senate held in pursuance of a resolution passed by the said house or senate, except such report thereof as may be officially communicated through the 'director ot public Information; "(f) Without lawful authority to publish the contents of any confidential document belonging to or an)-conddential information obtained from any governnient department or any person In the service of Ills Majesty, Heavy Penalty "2. Any'person found guilty of an offense hereunder uhall upon aum* mery conviction be liable to a tlni not exceeding Uve thousand dollars or lo inprlsonmettt for not more than American railways opei'uting sections of their lines in Canada. .(ConUnued on Pace ), SUBMARINE LOSSES British Lost 15 London, April 17.-The losses to British shipping by mine or subm.i-rine In the-last week totalled fifteen, according to the admiralty report to night. Kleven of them were if.oo Ions or over, and four under that tonnage. One fishing vessel was sunk. Twelve vessels were unsuccessfully attacked. French Loss Paris, April 18.-Durihg the week ended April 1.1, German submarines did not succeed in sinking any French ships of more than inoo tuns. Que ship under that tonnage, however, was sunk, Italian Lessss Rome, April M.--One Italian steamship of'niore than 1500 tons and two sailing vessels, one of more than one hundred, tons; were sunk by German mines and submarines in the week ended April 17. One steamship was attacked unsucceastully by u submarine. � '   Lli�RTY LOAN   Washington, April 18.- New   subscriptions o( $107,000,000  ^ reported to the treasury today 4  sent the toUl Uberty Umu   pledges over the Mlllon mark  � to |l,06�.eD following; "Advices have been received in Ottawa which indicate that at least one Canadian divieUin (believed to be the first) is now participating in the mighty conflict ai Lys. Detailed Informution is hourly expected by the unthorl-ties. "I'p to the present Dominion troops heve not had an extensive share in the fighting that ha.-t heen raging with such fury during the las^l three weeks. In the Pl-card) offensive the Germans str.ick south of the Canadian lines and only the Dominion cavalry brigade and some Canadian armored cars took part In the battle which followed. Their losses. It Is understood, did not ex-(^eod two thousand in killed, wounded and missing. "In the present drive the Germans attacked north of the Canadian Ihie nnd with tho exception of the division now reported In action. General Currle's men have experienced nothing more than the usual artillery fighting. "Official expectations are; however, before many days have elapsed, the entire Canadian force will be brought Into action to once more help crush the Qer-man attempt to reach tho channel ports."' . sopYoiir" MENAFFECe Montreal, April IS^Ths Star estlmatee that there are abeut 1BO,000 young men who will be affeetad by the ameivfed MlllUry Ssrvlee Aet. Quebie will pro> vide 3�.000: OnUHo M,OM; Saa� katohewan, Manitoba. Albeit and British Columbia abwit 1�.O0S eaeh: Nova SootUi 7000; PriM* Edward Island MM imt, Brunawtek BOOOi * UNDESIRABLE TASK Willi iie- I'rili.^li .\rniy in France, .AlHil IV Had all,'. one said iiiMiitli'. ago tli.ii iliere would soon tie rejoicing to -fi' Ihe British witlulraw and abandon the Pass-cheiidaele Kldge system which was won with such difficulty last summer^ it would have excited il rision* Itiit Ihe whole British arni.s is glad at ttilij hold move. It not only lessens the danger from tlie ciieniy drive about Wytschaeto and H.iilleul. Im' it greatly shortens the def"nsive line. It seems hard in a way to give up ridges over which the British ijattled forward in such a spectacular fashion last summer. 4)iit It Is decidedly for the best and will help defeat Prussianism. The retlreiiient was a result of matured Judgment and was no snapshot affair, for it was known it was pending. The new lines had been prepared nnd artillery � had been placed in position before the Infantry quickly began to pull bai k under cover of darkness. If the Germans anticipated any such move they did not look tor it at tho time It happened. T|^y began to push cautiously forward when it became apparent that nothing unusual h:>d happened. They found the forward positions vacant nnd advanced In greater numbers Then the British artillery opened at un opportune moment and deluged tho whole territory with an inferno ot fire which worked havoc among the wandering infantry. GLAD TO WITHDRAW The Germans must now  pull forward and once more man the ditflcult heights and they will have to ilrag their artillery up over bad Rrounil lo the positions which It iiccupied before the British offensive began last suiumer. It will be an undesirable task. Coincidenlally with their drives around Hailleul and to the north, the Germans have continued to imsh hard to the south of .Mer-viUe In order to get to the lino of La Bassee Canal. Tlie enemy iiad expected to get through* tu Hethune and most of the waterway on tho or second day of the offensive in this sector, but tlie detfTinlneii defence offered upset all their calculations. The Germans have only a few good roads In the region over which they can send their transports and the highways are kept und^r continual tiro by the British artillery and are being bombed so continually that thny are filled with the wreckage of ' the enemy transport and dead horses. .Numerous enemy attaiks have been delUered about Locon. but In every ^ase they were repulsed. Yesterday at Pacaut Wood, northwest of IxH'on, an unusual engagement was started while the German and British Infantry started at the same moment (or an attack and clashed In the (or-est. Heovy hand to hand fighting ensued and the British claim- * ed a slight advantage when the Germans had been repulsed. A battery ot German (leld guns' stiKloned on the eastern slopes of the wood was completely smashed and all the crew were either UU> ed or captured. NO ATTACK The enemy bombardment of  the region of Villers-Bretonneux has continued, but no attack In this region has developed. A prlaoner captured near Hebuteme on April 7 says that the enemy has been on short rations and that the only food which some of the troops had was what they captured. AI^ the Germans aro , surprised at the quality of tlio WtMali rations and the (eeUng genoralty la growing � that the Oerman troop* have been deceived greatly by the *uppo*ed luc-- c�*8 of the submarine eampafm. One prisoner admitted that tho Oerman losses were very heavy. British Offleial London. April l�.>-Tbo Brlttak o((i-clal reads: "There has boos so change on the British tront teriBf the night. ^ l' "The hostile artillery has thotril great activity on the sonthorsi par* r tlon of tbo Lys batttolrost froiM �! venehy to tho east of heavy 1iombard�MBt of i�r iooMtinvid on fmni 66 ;