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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 22, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LKTHBr\IDGE. ALBBRTA. MONDAY. APHIL 22. lUlR MMBKH 111 GOVT. TAKES OVER m. British Governrmenl Seizes Railways and Also Stores of Ammunition in Dublin ANTI-CONSCRIPTION FORCES TAKE PLEDGE; LITTLE EXCITEMENT London. April 2..-Tlip military Mithoiitli-'H luivrt taken over control oV i^e prinrlpal Irlnh railways, tho l)osl yfflrcii anil tulephouc cxi'IianKes, according to thn corrBspotident -at I'ork of the Dailj* ("iironlrlc. It in �>(i'U>d thai tlip police on ."Sunday removed all arTTjn and aramunltlon from gun Rhopx in UuMin. where H jH j-pportrd that Himilar action will hi! taken throughout Ireland. Pledge-Taking Duhlin, April I'l.-Nowhi�r�> does oiiy distiirhance or eren cxclieinpnl R'-oiii to hiivo occurrPd oithor at the j)ledgo-takInK mpetlr.Rs or at numcr-rln^^ potitlral RathprlnKs IhrouKliout Ireland today at which conscrlpKou va� denouiicpd In utrons teriUM. .losepli Devlin, in a speech al IJel-f;iKt, �ald tiiat the Irinh were iii a jioslllon o( heinK able to defend thelr Jiclion on the notable precedent .sot ly 8ir Rdward CarHon and his friends by forniinK a revolutionary party aKHiust the Home Kule bill. "Today^' he said, "we are follow-er.s of Carson.' T eVER FAILORE SOME OF RESn.TS OF PARIS IIOMKAUDMEX r Parle. April 22.-Analysis of the OernMn long range gun hom bardment of Parit showis th,it �hella have f.illcn on seventoer, day* elnce March 23. and th.-t with the figure* for two days mieeing, 118 pereont werr killed and 230 injured. Parie wae thelled by nine German batteriea from January 'j to January 27. 1471. and during that period 105 Parieltine were killed and 369 injured. HAVE FA N OFFENSIVE WANT REPrniATION PEAC E RESOLITIO.N , o/w*'!�".k*�r'-**/"*.� WE*PON� ON WESTERN PRONT. A French naval ipin of l.e.vv ,alihre in a sncitcr on inc uiba front. Amtterdam. April 22.-According to the fTheinlche Weatfalische Zeltung of Berlin, negotiation* are proceeding between the German government and the reich-atag vKlth a view tc eecuring official repudiation by the majority parties of the peace rctolutlon of laet July. It it the official view that the government ahoutd t:e unhampered and that it ! inadvisable for the reichstag to take a definite ettitude. either in the eyes of the people or of foreign countriee. Bliti.sli Rf'pulse All .Attack.s and Make Slight Advances oa Franco-Belgian Front No Furlher Hun Attacks Here- Drive Against American Lines a Dismal Failure-Expect Re^imption of Offensive at Lys, ; AMERICANS WIN GLORY IN THEIR * FIRST REAL REPULSE OF HUN OFFENSIVE; IN HAND-TO-HAND FIGHTING RESTORE LINii USE MORE PRISON LABOR ON FARMS Montreal, A^ll 22.-Hon. C. J. Doherty, minieter of justice, nas intimated that his department will extend the amployment of prisoner* en the land, according to an announcement made on Saturday afternoon by Robert Bick-erdlke. ex-M. P., at a meeting of the National Criminal Reform Association, of which Mr. Bicker-dike is president. KOMMONS LIKELY TO FINISH EARLY WaahUigton, April 22.-Disappointment ill Germany over the lack of sue-re.�lft of the iihmarlne campaign is pictured HH severa tn dlsputcheR front Hwltierland. Bit|er erlUHRin of the ndmlralty. the dispatch flayB, has followed the realization that the under-fpa. warfare Is not accorapliahing what was claimed for it In the boglniiitiR. t)iio dii^patch snys: "The Qermun adiuirnlty was attaustnes� Angeles. Cal . April "22 -More than one-third oi' the business district of San Jacinto and a smaller proportion of that of HeniPf, hotli in Riverside County, ahovit seventy niile.-t east or here, were In ruins today and scores of residences In Wr.^. two little towns CZECH DESERTERS Believe Army Which Dese^ed Aiistrians in Hands of Germans OtUwa. April A further In-ereaae in the. cost of food stuffs Is iK>wn in the rejwrt of the department of labor for thj mouth of .... I�. wlJoloBttle prices the department Indeot numtier for March stood at 3(2.2 at emnpared with 2i>3.6 for February. The averagaycost per week of ii family budget of staple foods In nearly sixty odd cities was tl2.65 as compared with 112.54 for February. 110.70 for March, li�17. and for .Marcb. 1914. In retail pricos there were decreases In the price of nggs. Iiotatoes and apples but meats uf all Kinds advunced. RKUEASE hun pnisonir* Moscow. April 21.-Replvlnr by tvireleBB telegraphy today to th� Oei-man government. M. Tcbltcherln, the liolsbeviki foreign minister, said Utat measures wore being taken for the speedy evacuation of Gorman war pris-oners fro^a Eastern Siberia. l�urig, April 21.-Toronto Mall and Kinpire Cttble.i-Now that General Foch has been appointed commander In chief of the allied forces \\\ France, there is agitation that the Italian army should come under bis orders. Aviation circles also want unity In tlio air.I They point out the groat adiantages such onlty w^uld mean. This has in part been realized for at present fighting* together on this front are British. French. Amerlcau and Italian machines. But the unity of the air com mand asked for by the ariatlon service Is that all the allied airmen be placed undpr one man. In tha war move roent which many reckon will shortly rome about, airplanes vrlll perbuiis have a greater part to play than any other branch of the service. French military circles do not tbink th.o Interval between the second and third act of the Qerman ottenslve is likely to last lonk. Th� Oermaas. it Is supposed here, bay* been su bau.y handled by the Pranvo-Drltlsh guns that they have haltad to rc-group their dlsorganixed tttulta and prepare (or a fresh asMUlt. The algantlc offensive, which has now lasted one month, finds the Oermans balked in their objectives. Oermans MItilmliS H Amsterdam, April >t.-A fire on April 13 at FriedclchHaben involved an old Zeppelin hangar and wa� quickly subdued, according to an official atateroent from Berlin. The' damage was slight and worK in.the Zeppelin yards was not hampered. A dispatch (roi�,u�nev� on April 6 reported tkat MoraMU low �H cans, nd by a (ireuA the nrM^ilat-^lntur-day in the Zeppelin w�rlis at Mansei. near Frtedrlohsahw. Tlie utant was destroyed and vaat qttutttl^ of materials were lost. The namWr of victims waa said to be considgreb^. The fire' burned for more than twenty-four hours and was interspersed by frequent egplostona which conM bo heard in .SwItaerlMd. TURN OVBR JAPAN SHIPS TQ THE U. S. Many Given D. C. M. For I'eats of Heroism in Battle I,o� Angeles, April 22 -When nlRht, fell over the partly ruined towns f i .i '\V\rtsonV'botl, "melliVaVs'. leii'Vean^r's London. April 22. -Variiil stories n! Canadian Kallantry are icM in rior toj tho war was an editor of the Prague Daily Narodnl Listy. As editor offj tho Czecho-Slovak, a rrvohtMonary Journal published in Tetrograd. ho took a leading part in the organlation of tho autonomous Cserh-Slovak army and the disspmlnatlon of antl-Austro-Qerman iiropaganda among the prisoners of war tn Kussia. luitlUbmenis in Sui Jacinto were lev oiled and others^ dnmased that they will have to We torn down. At Hemct reports said four stores were destroyed and IS damaged. Suddet^ Flow of Wells One of (lie freaks of the earthquake was the sudden flow in wells. Many (irtestan wells, dry for years, showed sudden free supply of water. This sudden increase of water manifested Itself particuiarlv in the San Jacinto River, llcfore tlie earthquake it was dry. immediately after the tremor tho river at a ixiint iielow the town showed a flow of twelve Inches in depth and forty feet in width. Jars Big Buildings Tlie eartluiuiik'! of yesterday was almost ,1 repetition of that on Cbiist-mas Day. 18!i!i, when the two towns suffered shock of like severity. Fear was expressed in L(?s Angeles that s-.'v-eral large office buildings had been thrown out of pliinih, but a -.lurvey will have lo be unilertuken to learn the truth. The Washington Building, a large business structure, on Spring Street was perceptibly separated from the Co'irler Huiidiii^i immediately ad-JoiniuK. Scores oi plate glass windows were broken at San Hcrnadlno and cracks in several brick walls developed. The earthquake was felt over a wide area In il.e west. Ita most northern etremity appaienily was Fresno. Call._ Tremors were also felt at Phoenix and Soligman, Ariz,, and at Mllford, Utah, Miners Risscued Miners who wero entombed by a landslide at a magneslte mine southeast of San Jacinto, were reported rescued today. �    ALLOWKD TILL JULY 1�T, J. W. Rlrie/ of Macrath, has been altowai exemption from military service until July 1st. Teltle. April 29.-Nst�tlntians whieh have bsan In i>ragrMg for ema time betwgan , flgland s. Morris, the Am�rl�an ambnu-#�r to JaMKi tha Jsmmm �vaminent antf gtil* bttUttav*. havg been oomIhM. tiiity-alK taamera. asii.' official particulars speak of individual soldiers wliiise cheerful example maintained the spirits of liiei; comrades This Is particularly refi rr-ed to in the conferrin?; of the medal upon Corp. J. tt. Aird. Mounted Hif-ies; Sergt. Major S. ('. Evans, iiriil lery; Sapper J. W. Ilolni's; Serst. J. i.1. MacL'oubrey, Mounted Rifles; Sergt. .Major U. M. Robinson, Infun try; and Sergt. J. A. Ware, Artillery. For maiulalnlng communications under heavy fire Sergeants H. M. Bennett, E. J. BrIdgowBter. C. L. Cooling. \\'. O. Simpson. Canadian Engineers, are awarded tho D. C. Sergt. J. Gnuldlng of the Railway Troops is likewise decorated for courage. and coolness In completing work when thrice shelled off, while fixing a naval gun. ' Sfergt. C. H. Olson. Railways, re celves the medal for coolness under direct heavy shelling. Sergt. H. T. Carter, is also given tjie medal. . Whon u carrying party found thnmselvrs under heavy fire ani obliged to abandon boxes of bombs, he gathered another party which gathered all the bombs, placing thorn in dumps. Other recipients are (^omiiany Sergeants Major H. Adam. C. Bukcr, U. Blair, 0. W. Duran, K. Kvans. O. Howard, A. MaoAlay, J. Muttraer. J. Sheff, and J. II. Wayatt. FEELING IN AUSM SONEOFOESPillR Great Promise of Victory By Germany Ih Bringing Little Hope to Desperate Nation Wa.'lilngion. .^prit 22.-The feelint; ill .Austria ione Of desiiuir despite the claims (iermany Is making as to what the offensive will accomplish. a( cordinK to au official despatch frim I'rance. 'I'lie situation in the dual inonari hy. according to the dispalcli. presented many perplexities for die Kovernnient. "In'spite of all the sensation the Ormans tire making in Austria about their offensive," says the dlspatcli.! cessful in picrcini! the British front IDEA OF IVIAGNITUDE Paris. April 22.-(Special Cable to Toronto Mail and Empire.) - An ide,-i of the gigantic struggle cdn be gained when it is said tha Germanr, in three hours fired 1,500,000 shells. They could not have done thie without the help of captured British and Russian ,gun� and shells. In the whole war of 1870, only 1,600,000 shells were fired from either side. SEVEFIE REPUL&e London, ^^pril 22.-(Via Iteu-ters Ottawa Agency)-Telegraphing from British headquarters in France last evening Reuter's cor-rsspondent says. "Apparently the enemy suffer-ed a more severe and greater repulse on Thursday between Giv-enchy and the forest of NIppe than was supposed, for his hard pressing tactics have so far not been resumed. The night and this morning has passed quietly. Ooubtlecs the enemy may make another thrust for poeeesslon of the hill system between Kemmel and Mont d'Escate, but tomorrow we will be even better prepared to receive him than today. "No leider of a democratic army dare throw away man power as Von Liidendorff is doing; no general of any other nation dare set a million and u half lives as the price fnr the channel porta. At the present ratio of casualties to progress it is questionable wheth-er two million and a half will achieve the resuJt. "After quoting striking fifure* gathered^ Vronr dnemy effleera made prisoner to support state-menta of heavy enemy loeaea, the eorreepondent saya that the en Mploslve sheU�.r' Tli^enomy succeeded in penetfelfei ing fbe front line trenches and talk ing the village of Selchepref. bat Anulerdam, April 22-The Vulkes Zeitunc of Cologna says the German authoHtlea in Belgium have Issued a , _ _____ ... _ decree directing that the finances of, scientific program o( dtatruottoii de- shell.-i upon tlie hostile battery positions, using deadly gaa, Icclirymatory las and high ixploaltes, while at two o'clock this morning more than ttOO drums of lethal sas were projected agsirst the enemy trenches and support aroas \\\ an Intetislve cohceu-tratod bombardment of thf Lena area immedtr.tely north of Lens. Bom-bsrdment fallowed bombardment at greater and Ibsaer intorrdto. In  tho Flemish and Walloon dhlrlcts shall he administered separately. Tftis the newspaper says, brings the Independence of Flanders much nearer. This move on the part of the Germans probably Is In fnrthernnee of their plan to weaken Belgium by dividing it into Flemish and Walloon states wHh nominal Independence. Art CONDUCT Berne. April 2S.�^)ermany, says a seint-�Uictal note pabHitted here today, is now dMpased to crant under certala coodi(ion,s .. se(� conduct to ships carrying American goods, especially grain. - for Switaerland, , to harbors outside tho blockaMd xone. The aegoUatlons between Bwitser-land and Uarmilny still are golBC on. �lgnf.d to silence the enemy guns and kill the gun crews, or nt least make the operation of their batteries Impossible. The suocess of the bombardment was early seen In the lessening hostile fire, wktle some estimate of the Hkely ,danui�o caused may be catherod froii the resultn of a similar shoot on April 8, In which the Aipericans recaptured the village and most of the ground lost In th* early fighting. Some Germans wel taken prisoner. (jermau airplanes flying at a loir altUud^ attempted to disorganise thai Americans but two enemy Aviators were brought down and the others driven off. The Qermanf suffered heavy/ casualties and the .\merican lines ra^ uwlned virtually intact. FMneh Optlmiatie Paris, April 21.-The great Qerman offensive on ttie western front has now been gofng on for a full month, and the French press Is unanineus In Its optimistic attitude. Le Tfl says : The formidable nsaults. wli were put nut of action end )iave not slow tired a shot. tl,*"'. �t batteries |. month post VoB Hlndenbnrg .... " thrown against the British army; not suceeadad la bretklnc ear resistance. They have 0vea but Qermany'a aoldiera coofroatiug them IBmm h^ve been beat but I^t* ^1^. After a wmMm HUN AVIATOR KtLklD London, April 22,-Captate Baron Von Richthofen, the tamei|s flermsn ' avutor. has bben Vllled. Rqatpr's correspondent ut Qrltisb heaaq^arters [iporta Demy, with tke iCONTWUID ON "fUmMfiir^^ 75798573 18251683 50 36 ;