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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 24, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOI.IMI" XI. LRTimiunci:. ai^bebta, widmisdw. \>'inLi.'t. v.m MMI'.l.li li:*. 4 HUNS OPEN OFFENSIVE ON THE SOMME BRITISH VENTURE AT ZEEBRUGE RIVALS FAMOUS HOBSOM F BRITISH L MATCHLESS SPIRIT OP KKITISH ARMY London. April 24.-(Via Reut-�r't Ottawa Agency)-At a meeting of the Society of St. George at the Maneion HouM, Viicount Milner, lecretary of atate for war, aid that in this hour of .trial Britain stood out greater than ever, not merely in the matchlesi hero-iim of her tone, but in their cheerfulnei* and their undaunted plrit. Never had the banner of St. George floated over more magnificent men by l.-ind. tea or air. or over a more resolute and uncomplaining people. GERMANY IN ^^''^^^^ Developing New Attack Against The British on the Somme Blocking of Bruges Cana! With Old Crusiers Was Hazardous Undertaking ALL BRITAIN IS ACCLAIMING HEROISM OF BRAVE MARINES Inlrii^c Bombardment I.s Now Proc (('ditig Ovn Wide Front oil [he Sommc. and Latest Rtpovl is Fhal .Attack Hn.s Commenced -.'\meritatis Also Attacked. No Of�icial Statement From Holland As To the German Ultimatum I.Kinliiji. .\inil 24 - 'i'lif iimin of :i f)iiiii:iK'"'l Milliith ( I'ui^i'r Willi Its ili'ck urn i>|>�'ii (fc^ii ilMHt in dispute licr- tr-Mni llOVrf I'cW 111' till' IVW f^ril\)\-il mtnrv l;ir�Ml ri'V- Rvu'lcd with lii,n-\ ilvi-rs from cxtitfil rrowds v.iiu i.iil wailed iifws of llie fiKlH 1 1 ly >i!ui' lti wtTo awaiiriifd .Mdii-iliiy iiiidriKlit by lliougli Id slukf l)Uililiii�� ill lldViT. Kinp C.i-ori?'' Iii�s fclrRrapliPd 1 oiiKi'ii'iili'iions lo \'i((! Admlrnl K(y>';s. Canal Blocked Lcindoii. Aliril 21 .Not only wiis the nioiitli of thi! cH'iul al ZccliriiKK'' l)!o. Tlii> iiliarkinK sliip wiiii li Niarfwl for flip Volo fol-Idw.'iI by tiiutlf^reil � rails of "nood 111 k. � fnini tlu' *ililps" compiinicM of the csrortiiu^ fleet outsid>> I hi' harhov iind siimely Rot within slKlit of Iho lull' whpn it wiiM (liHCDVPri'il liy iho (liriMiiiis Slur ((hells insluiilly pit'ii--iii till' lliiik haze, sIkhvIiik up thfl i . iiisi'is lis (li'avly as if it had bfcn l.iy ue]\\. \ Heroic Enterprise London, April 24. - A London Chion-1( li- (iililc lo (.h'' Torouto (Jlobc says: ��.�V inavlnjf' scone wii� wiinfsscd on till' return to thi'lr base of th(! siif-vlvors of the heroic battiilion of picked Koyal MarliieH who left to parttcl-));ile In .Monday niKht'h nxpedilion. In-fortiinately there haw been a larntTpcr-ifintiifte of caHualtioK In this battalion iiml JiiilKinK from the m��n'3 appear ;iii"> they liiive undoubtedly had h yfvy hot llnio. They keep returnlnc )i''r(> III driblets, huuk^ wounded, while others wi'�(> ftllle lo march to their iU-imin. Ail without exception arc (lieeiful uiid In jnbilunt spirits, of th*l>.m. Owinn to the i nninner of questiotiH which will have j to he answered th.e proesRS of re>;is-tr.ll ion will be conshlerahly slower than that of vm.'� fd RELEASE SitW'tion Serious I.oiiiloii, Aprif -lUel.iiions b,?-tween (iermaiiy and llollaiiil are sijll JAPAN FOREIGN lie* Holland witli the sugnestioii tifat the i .-liliiiition is oxtrci.ii.ly serion.';, Imt ^ none is able to Kfve anihentie details : of ilie alleKeil German ileiiiands. I The sand and ; reports, ' but �so�ie of the rore.spondents write I of �everal otliers Tlie i orrespondont I of the Titles at The Ilairiie inciitions I antoiiK other Iliiii^ts llio repui-ted de-I niand that Holbuel shall >.'uarantee to : Germany a iiiipply of raw materials I immediately after the war. while a i certain (luanlily of Diiteli toiini.Be is I denianilpd for �he same period ---- � It is further suKKcstod. the TinieH London, April 24.-Vi�count .Motono, i'^al the tt,.rmans expect to be .lapanese minister for foreign affulr.s ,�'''",.""'Ifjw' �' ""''I't such has resiKned. according to a Ueuter I ; ,T V'i"",',^ iespateh from Toklo. ) ^'"V'\"" " ^"'^1^^ The question of Japanese intervon- '"'"'' ed To Hi� Withdrawal Loncion. April 24,- (By Reuters Ott.iw,T Agencyl - Dispatches from British lieadqu.irters in France st.ite th.Tt there are more definit�: signs this moriiing of the new phase of the enemy offensive. The German artillery is active to-tiiy over practically the whole fiDnt south of Arras and narticu-1,11 ly on the southern flink .of ( iir line, fi/linor operations hrfve n^.-iteriplly improved our positions b.it otherwise there is no change in the situation. seething, .-ilthough tlT> definite dimensions of ti^e infantry action are not yet known. (,REAT WORK 01 RAILVV.W (ORl'Sl Decliirution of . Vi ar From S. American Colinirie.s Would ReleaKe Sltipping WashitiKtn:', .\pril 21 - 'I'lie iiinsi-hility (�!' .Vivin; ilia iiiid I'rUKUay 'b-darinp war oa U.-niiany was vf es pecial inIll��^' loilay to sliipiiinK bo^ird (itticiaN. lierause of tiie pro'--pect of relc.i^'i iiiirrned eiiemy ships. There ar  eighteen or iwenty German .-hijis i:i .\VKentlna and probably five in rnii,'iiay. t'ripplitin 5it' the eiiKiiie;:, as was done lo I'len.iaii shli>s in Aineriraii waters, woiild ile-lay the iisi' nl' uie vessels. Tlio f;reaiis' lUliiiber of (lerman ships in SiiiiMi Aiiierii-an w.it'is are In the iKirb'ir- r.( Chile, where iip-prnxliiiii!. ly vessels took refuse at the .liltmU of t)n^ war. It was learned today that I .r.iiii.iii'tt tons of inuiial and enemy London, April 24.- (Via Reuters Ottawa Agency)-In the house of commons, Hon. Andrew Bonar Law mentioned that in 1917 alone nine hundred miles of bro.Td giiage aid a thousand miles of light railwaya had been constructed behind our lines. ByiLDMLAGES FOR THE VETERANS Wttere They May Pursue iVIanu-facture of Needed Articles, One Man's Flan v;ith the British Army in Frince, April 2'\.-The Germans liegan n heavy bombardment of ti,c British positions in the Somme sector this morning and the l.ntest reports state that an att,Tcl itli einillilence -Bnil wiih thai end. i ilH? I ioiiiitiiiin should ereci viibiKe> iiireiKn ; 11, tj,. neighborhood of litie.- in all shippin*!- h.iv.. been obtained by the . provinces, lo afford tlnin residem e Culled State.: tliroMjjh charter and-,,,,! worksliops where ihev luav en-tieiiure .-iiic,. ilie war bcKan. The tie | ^..ij,,. j,, ,iie prodnctlon of Kood-i not liitl\erti> made In Canada, as well as tIMI.Iilltl rei|uisl- when Count Teraiiohl formed the pre.sent cabinet. There have been report a /eeently that Viscount Motono ,.�)lfrht resign in connection with the ! Siberian situation but explanations of .^Ii i " possibility were scanty. Viscount Motono who tA'as glveu his present title In July. lltUi, wsfr'Sapan-ese ainba^Hadur to Russia previous to his elevation lo the foreign ministry. Shice his graduation from the Unlvers- rimes says thai reports^ such as the forexoinK emanate solely'from German souices. men utd�.eve.r what tlie.v set out to ^ i^y,,g France, he has been con-nreompllHh, and us one of Hie men re- ,.1,^ ,he Japanese foreign of- , , , fii-e and has aerved aa minister to '.\11 t can tell you at present is that we lauded antl fur upward of an hour we were aubjecteil In lieavy fire, which we returned with compound interest.' Deatroyad Locks "The effectivunesB of the operation may be JuilKcd from the fact that eveiy imu of the ladeft crul.sers which were sunk at /eebruKge was able to Ro as near tlie lock gates as was de-Hired, receiviUK ho interference from the enemy. Indeed one of the destroyers o � accPinpanylnK suhmurlnes exploited a ehurgo at the lock gates, and it In believed destroyed them. ' .Meiiiiwhlle four duatroyers had also entered the )iurbor �nUHe of comniuiis such Infoimatiott as had come to hand of "thly extremely gal-luiit and hazardous raid": "Thu raid was undertaken under command of Vice Admiral itogor Keye's. commanding at Hover. Kreach destroyers c^uparuteil with Ihe^i'ltlsh forces, aix'i lulsers from 20 lo 30 jears-tfl'd took part in the attack. They weru the BrlUlant. Slr-Dus, Ipigtuea. Intrepid, TIivIh iintl Vindictive. The first Ilva of these were fllloil with eon-iTela and 'Were lo be sunk In the chun- 4CONTINUHO ON PAUB BIX). lielgium and minlater tb Prance, FAIL WHEAT CROP O^ ONTARIO POOR Toronto. Ajiril 24.-The fall wheat crop of Ontario wllf be a long way below the iiveraRe this year. I'n-favorable weather laNt fall reduced the acreage put in cid|t' to about six tul docs niii liichide about tors of lliitili shljis reeenll.\ tloned. While the rnirance of tlie .Soiiih i .-Xmertcan .si.iie into the war ma.\ not be of particular uiilitary signilieance. cltlclalB here eiilculale that It will l>e of Importance in an economic senne! as eliminaliii!; the German business firms that h.ive bee�* outposts for German 'knltur ' in the Latln-.Viueri-can countries Tlvere is also a possibility that tiuatehialii may bo of substantial assistance to the rationed civil populitiiin of the allied loun-trles in prinliirinK food supplies. Short Work of Hun Influence Wii.shinKciii, .\prll 24. -C.uaiemala hundred thousand, as compared with 1 broke iilnlions with dcriuany, .\pril roil una tn luic .....i .>.. .>..^�..�.^ ^.- i ..^ ..i__..... ................ ... .i... :....... 'hh.dOd in IHIti and an average of over XOO.ono for the .It; years ending with 1�17. S. Alberta Depended on To Largely Increase Production of Crops "On North .\merlca and piirtlcular->y on Canada depends th� food situation bf the allies. It Is our ability to produie aud our 'proximity lo Ihe allied armies that places us In such a strategic position. And th�r� t� no place in the world where produuthm xan be so rapidly increaaed as'In Canada, and no place in Canada where Huch a graat percentage ot tncreass can lie obtnned aa south of the main line of the C. P, ft. in Alberta." This remarka6le ataMment was made to the ganwal meetiM ot the board of tride laat QKht by J. O. McGregor, one of the three members of the Canada food cftntrol bQ�r( and ho has farmed In .Souiliern Alberta. .Mr. .McGregor came to Leilvlirldse unheralded. He arrived Jn the city 27, almost a year a^o. In the iuter venins period of lime the line has been drawn very closely around the many Germans antl ennan sympa-thlwrs In lliat coiuitry. and now that a. state of war is declared to exist, it Is understood lhat short work of German influence will he made. Illtllerto objects of arl, and literature, so as lo afford a permanent source of iiicoiiie in addition to their iiensi ins. Tiiat such communities shall b.' si'lf.sun-porting after the Initial mitlay and eonaUt of homes, not bitrr.ulis or t)0spital8; that the ncitipants shall have an option to pnrchise; that all hulldlttga Nil ill lie aiahitei tnrally sanitary and beuiitltled and supplied with electric power; and that iienies be also available for widow.s ami orphans of soldiers coinniensiirat ; with their peu8ion� and hieaiis. ' ESPIAGE CENTRE N SWITZERLAND Pari--. April 2 1 -ir^perlal caiilc lo .Mail 1111(1 i;iiiiiire. Toronto) -Oes-pall Ill's irom Switzerland stale thai an iiiipor'.uii esjiioiiame centre !ia^ lieeii ilisinvereii ill Cciiova and' Lausanne. Tile liiief of this branch ef the esiiii)iia.;;e bureau is a tjcrnian millidiiaire, lleriuan lluRhos, who was lanKhi. toueiher with two accom-plir.'s. at Laii.-iinne, Other inembirs of liii: f.'aiii; i.-ii-c arrosieil ill Geneva. Ai.ioli); tile lallei- were thrie I'.leti and one uniii.m. The chief of tiie Gi'.ieva huriiui li\ei| in a smart villa ai I'etit Luney with his iiiislless. FolltiwIiiK the iir-11 SI of lliis couple ^wii more luemhtrs iif the jjana; were arrested, one h German, and the otiipr a waiter in a Swiss hotel. Tiio latter two had iii-si ructions to transmit all information they were able to obtain. ^ .\t. /iirich the I'eili'rul atitlioritias have found Infernal maihinefi which when ekamined were found to contain enouKh explosives to blow up an entire (luarter of tiie town. Experts reckon tlie niai iiinos are ofGerman fabi^catioii. L Ottawa, April 2:).~\Vllli the cxci-ii- tn the afternoon, [lartly on private I lion of the war appropriation -niea-bnslness connected with fnrminyr In-1 snre.i of minor Interesi occuph'il the tereiits and partly to see G. U- Mar- liouse today The war upproprtation noch, who Is ime of the memhurii oft went thiou;i;h rapidly. In live minutes the cimiiuon* had completf'Tl coiu- Iho provincial food board. Ills visit was taken aUvantafie of by tlie local food control committee, and he was me� early in the evening by K. T. Hrymncr, president; Hev.vHaker. secretary, and MeBdaiues .t'onybeare. Hitchle, Craig. Itonald. Starnos and Whtddlngton, with whom he went Into many points In the food control program. l.ator liu addressed the board of trade. Pirat Thought It a Joka In his talk to the latter bod>- Mr. McGregor dealt llrst with his con-nectltm with the board. .Mr. llanna, whan food controller, had called hlin lo (Xtawa to orfuulie the campaign iContlaued on Page 9\ .1, t iiiittee .stafte on the wr,r voti^ of |,'i(iit. tWlO,�)0i). Tlie bill now stahMs for third reading, then It will go to the sen-4te. In the course of discussion on the hlll"^ "to encourage the organt'-ation and CO oi'dlnailim of empluynlent i>th-ces." there was paaiilng reference , to the rcilfitiatlon of Mr. O't^onnor as cost at living ooniinlasloner. In reply to ^question by Mr. Devlin, Mr. Cro-l^er� announced lhai arranjjciueuts had aUeaily been hiade for a suices-Bor to Mr. O't^onnor. The evening sitting was^ spent largely in supply ou the euatunis estimate. Vat this department, the com-wltUo voted Ottawa, April 24. The tirivate hills (Oinmiltee of the commons this morn ing ((msldereil the act respeitinK the I'nited Gruln Growers Liniiti il. formerly lUe Grain Growers Grain Com pany. The bill was explained by ,\lr. John liain who said that its obiei t was lO secure a^lditional powers to carry on businetis. The coiiipany. he snici, had acquired sioek In certain com imnles and found \( necessary to be in a position to deal with the new oldiKa tiouH incurrni. r/ie bill, he said, eon finned the agreement between the in ited Grain Orowura, Limited, and the Grain Growers Grain rompany. There >-mans northwest of .\lbert was in tho j region of Aveiuy 'VVoud, Keuter's corw respondent at Itrltish headquarUm reports The ^ruiane left thtir trenches after an Intense arttllfry barrage and advanced,, in inMMi waves. When they encountorod � British rifle and machine gun "Aro^ however, they retired without �|i deavoring to come to cloie aCtt0B� 02683606 16684072 060218 ;