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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 19, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta V(jJL}ME XI. LETHBHIDGE. ALBEBTA. ---/-----. FIUDAY, APRIL 19, 1918 NUMBKR 100 BRITISH REPULSE ALL HUN ATTACKS Irish Nationalists and Some Section of Labor Party Oppose Conscription CARSON APPEALS TG UNIONISTS ......T[p,SUPPORT GOVT. London, A\/vil U�.-The conference of Irish NationalistB, Sein Feiners, O'Hrlenltes and Uiborites, held in JJnblJn nnder the clialrmanBHii) of Iho , IjOrd Mayor yeaternrty unanimously passed a resoiuUon declaring tlieir de termination to rosist conscription. The resolution was similar to the one adopted by the Irish bishops at May-nootli earlier in the- day. The foiifer cnce then adjourned until Friday. In their resolution the bishops declared that conscription v/as being forced on Ireland and that it was an opiircssive and inhuman law which the Irish people have the right to re .Kist "by all means couKonant with llio. Jaw of God." The Irliih clergy was directed to announce days tor receiv ijig contribatlons of money and parish iheetings will, bo held next Sunday to gain adherents to the resolution. Th3� authorities are in Cpunuil and nro taking stepfto deal with the situation.' which, to say the least ' is threatening. Carson's Appeal London, April 19,-(Special cable to the Tdronto lliiil and tmpire)- Sir Kdwurd Carsoiv has npfiealed to Gallant Leader Ills friends net to take any fiction ' }ikbl.y to impede victory, even jf It ontailcd home rule, according to des-pAtcUM received from Belfast. This bas created a'sensation here and is the sole topic of conversation. It is too earlf to say what will / happen, but those witli the boat knowledge of the sihiatlon believe lliiit the Unioni;>t leaders' appeal will be responded to. It may be taken for granted, however, that there will be strong protests by the local Unionists of Belfast. The News' letter considers that tlie UnloulRt meinbors of the goVern-iiient should not do tlie dirty work of the Nationali.its and radical Home Hulurs and adds that Chancellor Iionar Law's unconditional 'pledge of (support to Ulster is on record. Want Reconsideration London, .April 3f>.-The labor council at Sydiicy', N.S.W., has passed a resolution to send a cable meaaqge to Premier Lloyd-George reijuesting tlie l�riti*h government to reconsider, its decision to apply conscription to'Ireland, says an Exchange despatch from the Australian city. The ground lor the objection is that, tlie con-sci'lptlon measure is considered unjust and that it would cause grave connillcatioiis. Favor Conscription Augusta. Ga., April 19.-Citizens of Augusta of Iriaii berth or extractio:\ Dt a meeting last nlglit adopted resolutions favoring home rule and con-fQI'iption in Ireland and calling upon tile Irlshi people to use every means lin their power to further tlie cause 00,000,00fl.. was proBactive of -the Uveliest sittings of the present session. During the afternoon the hostilities were confined to interchanges between members of the opposition and the government I>ut at the evening sitting the engagement became more general and was participated, in by members on both sides of the house. The crux of the trouble was the old charge in regard to the omission of the names of soldier candidates from the lists published in the Canii-dian daily record, the soldiers' overseas daily. W. F. Cockshutt, Unionist candidate for Brantford, who' led the attack, paid some attention to the pre-liiier and expressed the opinion that the names had been deliberately omitted. Denies It Sir 'Robert Borden gave a strong denial to the suggesUon, declaring that he had not been party to any unfairness. ^ The dlscussian drifted to the particular case of Colonel Sutljerland, soldier-candidate In North Oxford and (here were some warm exchanges between W, F. Cockshutt and. K. W. Kesbitt. the successful Liberal-Unionist candidate., who \vas accused by Colondl Currie of having written a letter to the Gerisans in his constituency, repudiating Union government. This Mr. Nesbitt deBlfcd. Donald Sutherland, Conservative Unionist member fdi- South Oxford, declared it was up to Hon. N. W. Rowell to'explain, why the names of Foldier-candidates h'ad been left from tlie list published in the overaeaa paper. Opposition members made the charge that the Daily Record wa^ a Unionist cumpalgn publication "dur'' ing the election. Sir Robert Borden and Mr. Rowell denied this, saying that the efforts of those on this side of tlie Atlantic who supplied the news had been merely directed In an effort to Ijgep the BoUllers in the trenches in touch with what WHS transpiring In Canada. GERMANY SUFFERS RY-^IFflGUJ^XIES Rome, April 19.-Zurich reports that Qermtny y a German torpedo, in the opinion of Frederick J. Gauntlett, one of the surviving passengers who testified today in the proceedings brought by the Cunard Steamship Company to be relieved of liability in conneetiorj with Niamage suits aggregating $6,000,000. Andrew M. Chambers, assistant superintendent of the Cunard Steamship Company, when the Lusitania Ailed, testified that he attended to the liading of the vessel and that explosives were taken aboard. The Germans had charged that the Lusi^nia was "a war ship." Amsterdam, April 18.-Vice-Adrairal Von Capelle, German minister of the navy, discussing submarine, warfare before the main committee .ot the reichstag, declared that the '.'new U-boat coiistniction exceeded the losse^i and that the efMctlveiiesg of the submarines )iad Increaaefl. He guoted figures to prorjB hifl, conteU'j tloh that'the 8ubm.arlne siitklBgs, >ft�re thrice or six fold the toi^aje Offth^ new British construction. The mlnlB-ter declared that the American destroyers, "which had been bo much talked about," had failed in their ob-jeiJt, and he is quoted by the semiofficial Wolff Bureau of Berlin, aa .saying with reference to sliipiiuildipg: "With reference to the carryini? out of America's giant paper programme, An-.c.rica must first lay down the shipyards. After prodigious promises Ahi-eri-a in 1917 built 750.000 gross registrations of sea-going ships. The large mercantile fleet placed, on order America does not want for the war, but for T.'io post-bellum period, when, the shij J ing programme having been in the meantime carried out, America ivill becotne Eng'land's world freight carrier. - "The robbery of Dutch tonnilge, wi:ereby Anglo-Saxons had incurred the worst kind of odium for decades to come," he said, "was ibe best proof of how far the shipping .�shortage already had gone- with the western powers.'' 1 Adruival Von Capelle described as a base calumny the statenien.t made by Sir Eric Geddes, first lc;f3 of t!ie British admiralty, Jhat German il-bonts' crew-s were/mwillin;? to go to ilea, v.'i :.aid the assertians of the British t.tatosnian that there had been cxti;a ordinary big losses of submarines was very greatly'exaggeratbd. PAPERS SUPPORT METCRES British Press Supports Changes But Has Criticism to Make destroyed In the space of one^ hour and thirty minutes. With his squadron he has p.irticipatcd in seventy-eight offensive patrols and on at least thirty, other occasions he has crossed the enemy lines atone, eithar In pursuit or in quest of enemy airplanes, "This officer is considered.", sai's tli* TURKS CLAIM VICTORY London, April 19.- On the ? Caucasus front, the Turks, in ? their invasion of, former Rus- ? sian territory are approaching ? the city of Kara, says an of- ? flcial statement issued In Con- ? , stantlnople ou Wednesday. In s battle area, south of Kemmel, were successfully repulsed, the War Office announced today. ITALY SENDS MEN Rome, April 18^-Premier Or-lanrto announced in the chamber of deputies today that Italian trnopp would be dispatched to the battlefront in France. The announcement which waa received with a stornl-, of ap�i plause was as follows: "Italy, which follows with ad- � miration the heroic efforts of the Anglo-French troops on the Western front, could not remain absent from the battle fields in France. She wishes to bring to her allies tangible proof of selidarity and very 'soon the colors of Italian , regiments will fly over the fields of Picardy beside those of the -French, British, American, Bel-" � giah and Portuguese, thus sealing ' . the unioii which exists between , the allied peoples and govern* � ments." - NO CHANGE London, April 19.-There was no change in the situation along the eiUire British front during the night, which passed in com- : paratlve quiet with the exception of activity by the artillery oii both sides. The attacks against the line in the Kemmel sector, the repulse of. which was reported today, tpoly. place yesterday morning. In minor ei enterprises at various points during the night the British captured a few prisoners and some machine guns. ! COMPLETELY REPULSED London, April 19.-The tier mans were completely repulsed in the attack they launched ycs-terdsy around Givenchy, on tins southern sld'u/ of the Lys battle front, the war office announced today. When the assaults ceased after heavy losses, the enemy  had only been "able to securo a limited footing at one or two ,j>oints of the more advanced British defences. Six different German divisions, it has been determined, already enenged in the unsuccessful attack in the Glvenchy-St. Venant sector. The enemy launched fur- i ther attacks last evening south of Kemmel, These were broken tip by the British artillery and machine gun fire. The statement' follows: "The . hostile attacks yesterday morn- ' ing south of Kemmel w,ere repulsed, and other attacks launched by tlie enemy in this locality during the evening v.-ere broken up by our artillery and machine gun "fire. "With the e.tception of artillery activity on both sides in the battle sectors/ the night passed comparatively quietly on the whole British front. We captured some prisoners and machine guns as a result of minor enterprises at different points," French Front Paris, April 19.-The French last night reduced German machine gua nests on the front of yesterday's attack southeast of Amiens,, the war office announces. There was heavy artillery fighting in this region. No Weak Spot* London"^ April 19.-(Via ' Reuter't Ottawa Agency)-The change of the front of the ^eiman d|tack to the region betv�eeu Givenchy and east of Robecq found 'no weak spot in Ui� British resistance 'and th'e close of yesterday's (ightiuK found the British line still intact. ,There was only one point in the new battle area where the enemy gained anything, that Is. opposite the Hill of Hinges, where the enemy succeeded in bridging La Bas-see Canal, but the only Germans who crossed came as prisoners. This ne^ German attack in the direction of Bethime is obviously Intended to protect his fJank if he wishes to drive farther northward. After The Canal The snemy Is trying to secure La Bassee Canal with the obj]ect ot safeguarding his troops, around ^Bailleul and simultaneously Imperilling the British in the French coal lieU near 07246394 812913 ;