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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 19, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LI"I IIBUID(iK. ALBEBTaT ------ - -----� i-- IMIDAY. APMIL UK M MBin in!> � BRITISH REPULSE ALL HUN ATTACKS IBRIIISHI" Gallant Leader Irish Nationalists and Some Section of Labor Party Oppose Conscription CARSON APPEALS TO UNIONISTS IP .SUPPORT GOVT. I.diidoii, AlfrW In.-The conference of IrlBh NationalistK. Sclii Kclnorf. O'JtilpnItos mid Lalmritcs. liPld tn J>iil)Iln nndi-v Ihn rliulrm;inHlii|i of .llm I�r one iirtoptpil l)y the Irish hiwhops at Miiy-iioiUli luirller in the iliiy. The confer-�'Ocp then ;i(lj')nn;p(l ij;itll Fiid'iy. In their resoliitlnn the bishops de clareil tlinl (onHcrlplioii v.'as heing Vorc r.(l on Ireland e.ml tliat it was an oii|)ritwive and inlinman whidi I lie Iri^'li p^o;)le have the right to re-- y.lM "hy nil nteunH consonant with tile j.iw of Gi)ft." The Iri�h rlersy ��h dii'ectnd to announce days for recelv-inii fontrlbiitlons of money and iiurlvh liieetinRs will, bt^ huld next Sunday to )!aln udherei'.ts to the i-esdlutior.. riin*authorittes are in council and nie takInK �teprto deal with the Kit-uatlon. which, to .say thu least its ihreatenlUK. Ctrten's Appeal London, April I'.i.-i Special cable 1 1 the Toronto .Mull and tnipire)- Ml- Kdw�rd Carson has appealed to Jii.i frU-aclH net to Ink* mpt action j lively io Impode victory, even if It i'ntatled home rule, accordiiii; to dcft-liatebM received from Belfast. This lias created a tienMatlon here and la the aute topic of conversation. It Ih too earl^ to say what will I happen, but those with the host luiowlcdge of the .KiNallon l)clleve that the Cnionin leaders' appeal will lie responded to. It may be taken lor granls'l. hDwever. Iliat there will lie Ktrong protests by the local Unionists of HclfaKt. The News' letter cnnsiders that the rnionliit menilnTF of the goVern-iiicnt Khuuld not do the dirty work iif llie NaticiialisH ami radical Moini! Idilcis and iidils tliat Cliancellor }|(/iiar l.,avv'.-4 unconditional pledge of support to inter Is on record. Want Reconsideration London, .\pill in. -Th" labor council al Sydney', N.SAV.. lias passed a resolution to send a cable meftHage to I'reinier l.loyil George rcimesting llic lirillAh government to rceonBider Its .-A special cable from London to the MaH and Empire Hays: "The excessive uonuuiuptlon of brcsdstuttK is eauHing the ministry of food to consider drastic atepg to deal with the aale of bread and breadstuff!!. It lti.sta>d that rationing of bread will vome into ettect early next month. Karmers and potato dealers have been ordered to return full details of all potato stockR to the fond department by the end of the month. ~ k "Sir Cbarles Baihurst, Hpokking at a meeting of farmerB, put the eUXuu-tion Is regard to bread prospecta for the next year in the forefront of his remarks. Ho sitid If Knglaiid is to be led Bufflclantly the next twelve niontbk we mutt concentrate our attention to the potato more. '1 will bi/isurwleeil with my knowledge of lU t^M puiltion. If I do not rind in twelve months that broad wjll bo wnfOMKl Iitraely or uotaiona. > ntiawa, April IR.-The debate on the rasolutlon which will give parliamentary (sanction to the ehangea i^ the Military Servlco Act, providing for tho enlling out of all unmarried men hctween JbB'nffe* of 20 and :>;t. was poetponMr in both the house of commons and the senate today. The l)OHtponcmont was only until Friday, when It ta expected �h�t before ad-Joununent th� . reeolutlM wlU be adopted In .bptb the uppU- and lower chambers, IM tk0 prooltmitloa calling the, aaoitlonnl m�ta to tke torcta will be JouM vlt&oiit aeltjr. War AHnHMettfit Discussion of the govemmrat bill covering the war appropriation of �r.o0.ono,00fl was proltactlvo of 'the llvfllest sittings of tho present ses-Kion. During the afternoon the hostilities were confined to Interchanges between members nt the oppoaltion and the government but at the evening sitting the nngagement became more general and was participated in by members on both Hides of tho house. The crux of the trouble was the old charge in regard tu the omission of tiie names or Holdler candidates from the iists published tn the I'auA (Man daily record, the aoldiers' over-Heas daily. W. F. Cockshutt. Unionist candl-ilate for Urantford. who* led the attack, paid some attention to the pre-niicr and expressed the opinion that the names had been deliberately omitted. Dcniat It .Sir Robert Borden gave a strong denial to the suggesUon, declaring that he had not been party to any unfairness. The digciissien drifted to the particular (asc of Colonel Sutherland. HOldier-candidate In North Oxford and there were some warm exchanges between W. K. tiockehutt an4 K. W. Nesbitt. the eucceibful LiberaM7nton. ist candidate, who Vras accused by Colonel Currie or having written a letter to the Oeraans in his constituency, repudiating Ualon government. This .Vr. Nesbitt deaitd. Donald Hutherland, Conservative rnlonist member fdr South Oxford, declared it was up to Hon. N. \V. Howell to 'explain why tho names of | Hoidier-candldatea bad been left from I the list published In the overacaa paper. Opposition members made the charge that the Dally Record wa^ a rnioutst campaign piibllcalioa duf'' lug the election. Sir Robert Horden and .Mr. Rowell denied this, saying that the efforts or those on this aide of the Atlantic who Mupplled the news had been merely directed In an effort to l^^ep the soldiers in the trenchea In touch with what WHS transpiring In Canada. GERMANY SUFFERS RY^MFFICUJ^XI Rome, April II.-Zurich re-porta that Qcrmany la aufffrlng from railway dlfTleultlot owing to the ahortaga of relllng atoak and bad 4t�te of tho roada. Ciephanta replaced hereea In Boriln atroeta j for the tranaport Of eoal during a recent heavy anow ' aiMl falllMt theeo. tha banda of Ruaalan pria-onere wiaro made to'dalivor eoal tft the Bariin hon\|a. NEWFOUNDLAND HAS SUFFCBED HBAVILY St John'a. Nfid- A�rll Newfoundland m4lltl� wraa adviMd last evenlnf thai heavy eaaualty Mate of NewfoMMNand roglmonla may bo oapootod aofN aa Wa au^ mm* of raaent�toMiiid'M rigaaa. A copy of the order l::is tieeii re tiemy and with God's help you ; liull i.cliii\c. vii torjr'onee more. (Signed) "A. w. rrnrtiK "Lieut. Gon'jviil. Commanding ranadiiiii Corp;^." WHERE THEY ARE Toro.ito, April lf� Itelerrhig to the reiiort.thaL BERNIER BACK ON THIS SIDE. Captain .loscpli K, Ilernler. Arctic ex-- � ' plorer who damage auita aggregating le.000,000. Andeaw M. Chambere, aseiatant Buperintandant of the Cunard Steamahip Company, when the Lualtania Ailed, tyatlfied that he attended to the Mading of the veaaal and that axploeive* w*r* taken aboard. The Qermana had charged that tha Lualtania waa "a war ahip." quoted figurer. to prove hia conteu' tlon thatUho submarine einlrlii^ irt�re thrice or six fold the toaiiace Of'-tbe new British construction. The minlH* ter declared that the Aaerlcan destroyers, "which had been no tKOch talked about," had failed in their ob-JeOt. and he in quoted by the eemi-ot;ii lal Wolff Bureau of Berlin, a� .'eying with reference to shipbuilding: "\\ ifh reference to the uiirryln� out of America's giant paper programme, An.( rlca must first lay down the shlp-vards. After prodigious promises Am-eri ;i in 1917 built 750,000 gross registrations of sea-going ships. The large uievi antlle fleet placed on order Am-ei ii ;i dues not want lor tho war, but fc r ;,'ie iiost-bellum period, when, the sliii I iiu: programme having bee'n In lUe meantime carried out, America will become Kng'land'.s world freight carrier. "rhe robbery of Dutch tonnilge wiereby Anglo-Saxons hud incarred liie worst kind of odium for decades to come," he said, "wa.s ihe best proof of how far the shipping shortage al-recdy had gono with the western pow i.T.s.' Admiral Von Capelle deacrlbe^l as a base calumny the statenieijt made by Sir Eric Geddes, first lufa of 'tie tJriiish i'dT'iiralty, Ujat German boats" (rews wereymwillintt to RO to ..ea. H'.'l oiild tlie assertl.ms of the Britifih f.tm"snian that there nail been extjnjrriinary big losses of eubmar ines v.as vtry greatly esaggoiated. PAPERSiUPPORT British Press Supports Changes But Has Criticism to Make > TURKS CLAIM VICTORY  London, April 19- On tho i  Cauoaau* front, tbe Turks, iu d> their Invaaion of,former Rus-  eiaa territory are np(troaehinR ^ the city ol Kara. *aya an of-  tlclal at^temant laaued in Con-  jstaatlnople on Wpdnaaday. In  capturlbf the Blabk Bea port .i of Battfm, tbe Turks took 160  IUD8 and wore than 3000 prls-  ^nnra.                   London, April !!.-With few exceptions the British press supports tbe change in the British cabinet an nounced yesterday. 'fhe-l)a(ly .Mali, wlilch is among the exceptions, says that in order not'to embanasii the government the North diffe press has refrained' from crit iclHin of many a matter that needed It and it is protesting now agulnet the political rti shuffle which gives ottlce to feeble politlciuns Uke Mr Chanbdr-lain wlio is publicly saddle* with ra-sponslbllity for the MaaopotalPta tailC ure. "The Nurthdlffe press," It adda, "with every relative of the 'toyn whose names ure publlatled tn the cd*-ualty lilt* liud expected better thine* from Mr. Lloyd Oeorgo thaa Indulgence iu the old game Of political Juggling in aucb a tremaadoda hour." On tbe other hand, tha Dailr Tele, grap^ eay* that the Sbllitlea of Mr. Chamberlain wlU atatiradty prove of great value. The Dally Ora|Me la recalling that Mr. C^bdrUin in the house Of contmona a, fgw veaka aco made an attack on a tertaln aactlon of the pre**, Mtya: "Ho la now being avMfetgd to ft conn-igr-ottenalva." T-. ^ ' i't'^'i;:'*';^^ NO CHANGE OVERNIGHT IN THE SITUATION; LINE HELD FIRMLY Lonilbii. April 1!�.~ Enem.v at-t;o ks on ilie llrilish lines in the nortliern part of the l.vs battle a-ca. Fouth of Keniniel, were successfully repulsed, the War Offtco ;iiinoiinced toilav, ITALY SENDS MEN Kome. April LS^-Premier Orlando announced In the chamlier of deputies today that Italian tioojw would be dispatched to the b.ittlerront in France. Tile aiinounps on the weKt-ern front, could not remain absent from the battle fields in France. She wishes to br'ng to her allies tangible proof of Kolidarity and very soon the colors of Italian , regiments will fly over the fields of Picardy beside those of the French, British. American, Belgian and Portuguese, thus sealing the union which csiats between the allied peoples and govern' meuts." NO CHANGE London, April l',>.-There was no change In the situation along the entire British front during tbe night, which passed in comparative quiet with the exception of activity by the artillery on both sides. The attackii against the line in the Kemniel sector, the repulse of which was reported today, l9ol( place yesterday morning. In minor enterprises at variou* points during the lilght the Brl-tlsli captured a few prisoners and some machine guns. COMPLETELY REPULSED London. AJIril in.--Tho tier mans were completely repulsed in the attack they launched yesterday around Glvenchy^ on tiio southern sid'ji of the Lys liattle front, the wa. office annount:ed today. When the asaanlta ceased after heavy losses, the enemy had only been able to eacuro a limited footing at one or two Hiolnts of the more advanced British defences. Six different German divisions, it has been determined, already engiged in tho unsuccessful attack in the Uivencby-St. Venant sector. The enemy launched fur* . tlier attacks last evening south of Kemtnel. Titese were broken up by the British artillery and machine gun fire. The statement roliows: "The . hostile attacks yesterday morning south or Kemniel wpre re-pulsefi, and other attacks launched hy the enemy in this locality during the evening were broken up by our artillery and machluo gun'rire. "With the exception or artillery activity on both sides In the battle sectors/ the night passed comparatively quietly on the whole British front. Wo captured some prisoners and machine gun* as a result of minor onterprlsea ut different points." French Front I'arls, ApvU 19.-The French last night reduced Oermnn machine gun neats on the front of yeeterday'* attack Boutheast of Amiens,, the war office announces. There was heavj artillery fighting in this regioa. No Weak tpota London^ April 19.-(Via Router's Ottawa Agency)-The change of the front of the German )(taek tu tha region between Qiveucby and east of Robocq found 'no weak spot In tke Britlah realeUnce 'and the cloae of yeaterday'* fighting found the Britlah Una BtlU In-tact. There waa onlr one point In the new battle area whera tbe enemy gained anything, that is. opposite the Hill of Hinges, where tho enemy succeeded In bridging La Bas-*ee Canal, but the only Oermana wlw cro**ed came u* priaoner*. ThT* new Qerman attack In tbe direction et Bethune is obviously Intendad to protect hi* flank If ba wishes to drive farther northward. After Tha Canal Tb# enemy la trying to aaoura |a Baisee Canal with tbe ob|Jaet of eafe-guarding hIa troopa. �l��iHlJH|Ule�l and slmnlt>naow|ly ^lllgljli the British hi the Preneb ig||^/lMI,Bg*r 392125 ?670 3495 2231 ;