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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LKTHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. II KSDAY. APHIL 2a. HHS Nl MiU.P, \ \t BRITISH BLOCK UP ENTRANCE TO SUB. BASES mm HEAVY ARE VERY Keep Up Terrific Bombardment of Enemy Lines at Lens With Gas Shells serious food riots takIs place in GALICIA W��hln|ten, Ayril 23.-Strieu* footf r(ot� (It GMIicIa �rt d�a�rlb-td In a dttpatah from France. It ayi: "A talagram from VianriA to th� Meunlchar Nauata Nachrich-ten raporta that In many large towna of Oaliefa rlota, involving bloodahed occurred last week be-oaute of the ihortage of food. At Cracow thaae rlota ware particularly fierce, caualng tha deaths of a nunrbar of people. Tha troopi charged Into tha erewd. The die-turbaneea have now apread to eaitern Oalicla, more particularly In Lambe^g and Tarnopot. The number of caaualtlaa in the civilian population la alao high." BRITISH EFFOR TO BOTILE y HUN sue. BASES British N*aval Forces Attack Ostend and Zeebruggc ^and Do Damage MANY BATTERIES OF HUNS ARE PUT OUT OF BUSINESS iaii Vnr-iispondpnti Ualdt'd in hd 1i'�s than ai'vt'ii places, gas.sed w.Ui tlioiiHundH -port oV raidInK parties. UeRularfy the Hosch lines have b;>en lit up witli Mares or flares, betiayiiig Ihfi ner-voiisnesn which lias bemi produced lunonK the pnemy by such activity an ho ba.i not known on his front for ^Veks. the etieniy has been forced lo flrp bis Runs under rhs clouds and iu liiK DiaHktJ. Ho lias betrayed the effBcl of our tactics by the dliulnlHh-liiK volume of his lire, but he has made answer to our general raiding and Kas activity by proji'ctlng much tear Ka* aRainat our poHitiona north of I.enn. Thijt projection was biKher anvtbiiuf ^ver at J SINK OLD WARSHIPS NEAR HARBORS HOPING TO BLOCK CHANNELS Killed Bj Defendant in Conspiracy Case-Amailant AIsq Killed ' t^an Francisco, April 2.T -Knm'rban-dra. editor o'' the Hindu puhllcalloii "Chadra" (revolution! �au .shot and killed here todpy hy Ran> HinRb. another Hindu defendant In the trial of thirty two peraons charged with coii-.spiracy. " Court had junt adjourned for the noon recess. Hliigh fired two shots at Chandra, botii of which took effecl. United Stales Marshal J. B.^iollo-han. who was present, acrosa the room from Slngb, drew hla revolver and shot Singh, who fell to the floor. ITnlted Statea Attorney Pronton had Juiit foncluded the prosecution's final argument to the jury when Singh, a member of the Ohudra Htaff, roue from hi* seat in tho court room ami fired the sholH. Ram Chandra and Uam Sinjrii we.e both dead when examined by clans. HUNS WILL FORCE In volume than tempted agllinst the Canadians by llie enemy. Its effect, beyond dis-conitort. Was slight. ^ Put Thati; Out of Butinesa Tlie weight 'of evideni'e Katliored \ from enemy sourco� gives every ground for belief that It must be far otiierwise with the Man. IMh jaa ia jioi so pflectual and his inasUs are iiotbiuK lilu> as good as ours. Of the liatt. ries bombarded by our guns in tlU5 twelve liours many will not be beard from for some time. Continuous foreibie feelinK for such a jiro-traited peiiod of lethal and tear pas ini.'ioil Willi high explosives, has jiroved loo huccessful before to doubt its (!estru(;ive virtue now. I'nable to secure rubber to give the maaks that dosed til which is essential for lull proieetlon. the tierman protective meusures fall short of our own. and the enemy Runners must have i-utlered heavily under our botiibard-iiieiit. for we used nearly six thousand ;;liells against thirly battery jioaitions. Uur l.'i huwlt/.�r:i securaii kIx (llreet hits on concrete shelterH In the Avion district. In^ some In-ptanees our raids, wlilcli were all supported by our artillery, , our men were unable to locate the enemy. In others sharp tightlne developed, particularly in one case where protract-i>c| band to hand tlKbting took placA. Si) close was the slrug^'le that we were unable to take any prisoners. Our seven raids netted us allto-t;etlicr live prisoners and two ma-cliiue guns. Two prisoners have j-inee died KncDunlerluK ga.-i in raiding operations, one of our patrols consisting of one o(Hi:er and I en other ruuks, doirned masks and proceeded Into the �nemy Irenulies until 'they encountered a hostile parly of l.'i. ,\ lively llgli. foUowiifd with bombs and rifles. With fair weathiM' Hucteedlng"the cold, dark days of lasC week, our airplanes wore busy. With reckless disregard for the regular machine kiiii or rifle bullet barrage, a patrol of four of our maehittes flew up and down the enemy trenches for nu leas than' fifteen minutes at altitudm of irom 60 to tt hundred yards, emptying inaidilne gun drums into the enemy fnmt Like work was ' aieepi-ed rtie osslble. A great deal of new land will be New York, April 23.-The Tribune thia morning hat the follow-Ing: "Great ritiiln has no reserve army to asiMl to France; the 7,-500,000 men enrolled by her sines the befllMtng of the war have fought ami dbed on 37 fronts, nrd when It ia ssld^-fffat she iiss her 'back against the wall,' it means that. "These statements made by Lieut. Col. Fraser Hunter, D.8.O., British provost marshal In the United States before members of the University of Toronto Club created a sensation last night at the Yals Club where the Toronto men were gathered for their annual dinner. "We simply have not the men or we would not say our backs are against the wall," aaid Colonel Hunter. "We bend but never break, but for God's sake get there before we die." A NEWSPAPER ARMY The milfch-heralded army of "a million British reserves," is nothing but a newspaper army. Colonel Hunter declared. Every avail- able British soldier haa been utilized In India, China, Somalintend, Turkey, Persia. South Africa and In more than a score of other pla&ea which, there being Gor-msns entrenched, are "just as truly battlefronta as northern Frsnee." he pointed out. "England is actually fighting a world war on no less than 37 fronts," he continued. "You who sing 'Over There' and such songs seem to feel th.nt France ia the enly front. . "The war may b: lost in France, it ia true. But It may not he won in France, and while you are winning 'Over tlier*', Germany ia quietly marching over this world -with the Russians, with the Turks and whoever will go with her. "You people with the black coats are the real general stsff of the armies. You don't want to hesr me talk unless I can give you aome truths. There is altogether too much talk anyway. Soldiers don't want to hear about liberty and democracy; they want to know their.taak and get at it. I talk to you in the hope that you can influence London and Ottawa and Washington to do something." PEACE FOR HUNS DISPUTE Rattled MuRt Be Fought to Finish Says Von Luden-dorff Y. M. C. A. SUFFERED INIHE RETREAT London, April 8.-(Correspondence of the Ahhoi iated Press)-The British Y.M.O.A. was a heavy sufferer in the retreat on llio western front. KlRhty Y.M.C.A. )iuts_ with their equipment and supplies had to be desrtoyed,with a financial loss of about $500,000. in most cases the cash in hand wuti saved, but the stores and ei|ulp-ment wore destroyed by some of the men in charge, so that the ^neniy should not Kei the Ittenflt of them. They were not destroyed or u!>ando&-ed. however, as long us they were useful and In most cases the staffs remained working under fire, right up to the moment of final retirement. Throughotit the final flghtlag iu each district soldiers were getllnK food from the huts and large stocks of canne-'i goods on hand wore vory useful In replacing rations spoiled by gas and other battlefield conditions. All of tile nien of the ,y. .M. C. A. staffs not away safely. Money is already on hand to replace every one of the deatroyed huts and the organisation haa made temporary arrangements on the new ground occupied by the British armies. Dutch Cabinet in Extraordinary Session-Relations Are very Strained CURTAIL USE OP PLEASURE CARS Washington. April 23.-Leading representatives of the automabile Industry came hero today to discuss with the fuel adnilnlstratton and tb� war In-dttstries board a further curtailment In tbi� manufacture of pleuure cars. (CONTINUIJO ON PAUB SIXVi WBATHER High.................. tsss.................. Pwyosgt: Fair and oL 20 The Hague. April 23.-The Hutch cabinet met yesterday iu extraordinary session. The British foreign office, according to the London Daily New8_ has learned that tho,relations between Holland and Uorniany waa said lo have been the cause. Official' and diplomatic circles In London were reported to look on tho situation with uneasiness. Rumors were thai something; In tho nature of an ultimatum has been delivered to Holland by (jermany. The llandcUbladt of Amsterdam on Monday expreshed the liellet that Oei-many would not hesitate to use com-municatlui) through Holland even at tho risk of war If she believed that hy doInK so victory could he obtained on the western front. It was reported recently that fler-many looked with disfavor \ip bring aluiut peai e. 'I'lic ( g..VI.G. said coai;eininK Uie .iRlK-inK which lias since broken out in Northern .France: The final fighting in the west, of (ourse. cannot be compared to the (ightiUK in Galiciu or in Italy. The enemy lias u powerful reserve army at hand which he may -uuve ou his splendidly laid nut railroad system as he sees fit. But. however hoavy the fightinr; may be. the battle be fo'.ighl out because without It peice Is not uttaliMble." i The corr^pondent of the Berlin Tagblatt in reporting the interview, described Von Hindenburg as "a picture of (luicscent greatness." while Liidendorff gave the Impression of having "the strength o( volcanic heal, but curbed by will." The correBpondoiit saya that when the conversation turned to event* in the east. Field Marshal Von Illuden-burg referred to charges that In con-cludinK peace "we acted Uk^ men of violence." and said It was necessary to obtain frontier.^afeguaids. "As we wantVl peace, we had, ttrf bring it about by force," was the indTJecticm of General Ludeudorff. Lieut. General Von Ardnne. the military critic, in the Tageblatt on March 20. the day before the begin-nins of the offensive, io an analysis of an interview with the military leaders, wroIni "The (iernian army leador."; look foi'-ward with Kravc concern to the final fight ing Tho savlug of USnuan blood they have ut all timee conalder-ed as a .sacred duty. But tho German people anil tUetr alliea wl^l have tu uc: oinplish the necessity that the final biittlo luusi be fought out." Parij. Apra 23.-Active artillery oper.itions on the Somme front and east of Rn�im* are reported in today'* official communication. The statement follows: "Rather spirited artillery engagements occurred on the Somme front and eait of Rhcims. "German raids between Las-signy and Noyon. northwest of Rhcims and in the Vosges were witT-jut results. PriBor>ers rem.Tin-ed in our hand*. "Everywhere else the right passed in quiet." IMPROVE LINE London, April 23.-On the Somme front north of Albert the British last night improved their line by a successful local operation, it is anrvbunced officially. They took sixty prisoner*. U. S. LOSSES Washington. April 23.-General Pershing's first report of the German asaault* on the American and French forcea in the Toul Sector Saturday ia understood to Indicate that the American* *u*tain> ed more than 200 caiualtiee and the estimate of the German losses are between 300 and 40S> To Depth of 350 Yards London. April 3;i. -The Hrlfl*h attack las' nlKlit north of .\lbert was carried out on a front of about one thousand yards. Keuter s correspondent at Kirillsh lieadiinarters reports thai nn'^advance was made to a depth of 2.")0 yards. No More Massed Attacks London. .Vpril l';t.^Tlie enormoun losses indicted by the British have caused General Ludendorff lo change Ills tactics and he has ordered that no more missed aitailts be made by, ihf Germans The correspondent of the Daily .Mail at llrltish headquarters ill Knmce reports that General l.udendorlt' in an order dated March ;;i�tli. said: "Tne idea of forcing success by tho employment of masses must lis aboli.shed absolutely. It only ' leaiU In unmnessary losses. The effectlvo use of weapons, nut of numbers, Klves (lie decision." The German m*tho4^ of iidvanca since tlie order, ssys the correspon-dtnl. iias been to push forward small bodies of troops with llRht. machine Kuns. .Some -times tiiey are caught iu imsse'i when com entrattng for an attack, bill 'Keueraily they trickle toward us In niinibers u[ llttlo streams.' Britiah Official I.a)ndon. April J2-The statement follows: "As a result of successful local operations carried out by us last night north of Albert, we Improved oi.r position and capttired �0 prisoners. .\ number of prlionera have .been taken by us also in the Hobecq sector and near Wytscliaete, In both of which areas local figliMnK occurred to our advantage. "In the helghbnrhood of Kampoux one of our raiding parties entered the enemy's trenches and penetrated his support lines. "The lutstlle artillery was active yesterday afternoon and during the night west of Albert and Ml the greater part of our front from south ill the forest 'of .\leppo to east ot Vpres. Concentrating ot hostll* troops observed In the Vlllers-Bretoiinauk sector end iu the nolghborbood ot Serre were engaged by our artillery." GERMANS BOAST OF SUCCESS OP LOAN Amstetdauu April 23.-The relch-stag assembled yesterday. The vice-president. Dr. Herman Paascbe, made an address, Berlin despatches report. In which he said: "The success ot U� elsbth war loan undoubtedly will help to show our opponents, as well as neutrals, to what extent a wi^ ot deceit has been woven arountt'Oennaajr, sad aiao to reveal to thta the faet that Oermanr's Internal strength remains unbroken. We hops thIa victory In the Knanolal fleld will contribute sub-sUullally to the cttalnment of our goal as quickly as possible." Amsterdam, April . 23.-Otrmgnjr'g determination to utilise the labor of Uusalan prisoners as long at, poa-aible seems to be reflected in an offl-clal communieuiion which hag been issued ta the German prew. Attar referring to the fact giat eondUtpBS at present fo llussla make a return ot all Germaif prisoners of war 4m< posslblet the note says that the trana* port to their o\\n country ot Rutalaa prisoners from Oermany can ptocaaS only very slowly and must Mtttl over a long peiHod. ^ - The note In giving reaaoag wuf delay in repatriating Ruaalan*. to the strain which the war tranaport communlcatloa large number of sriaMali . bands and Snally rbfam to tka blllty ot thaae p^laMSNra to r�aisiA ia dvmv. 151326 6?110774 96 640093 ;