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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 24, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOUJMK XI. LETlfBRlDGE. ALBERTA. Wi:i)\l tlie ligiit on the mole. The attacking sliip whii'li started for the Mole followed by muttered calls of "good luck.'' from the fillips' companies of Ihe escorting fleet outside the harbor and scarcely got within sight of Ihe light when it was discovered by the (iernians. Star shells instantly pierced the thielc haze, showing up tha ciuiscvs as dearly as had been day light,. \ Heroic Enterprise .London. Aj)ril 24.-A liondon Chronicle cable to ^he Toronto Globe, says; "A roaving scene was witnessed on the return to their base of the survivors of the heroic battalion of picked Royal Marines who left to partici-liate in Monday night's expedition. I'n-forttuialely tliere has been a large'per-contase of casualties in Uiis battalion iuid .judging from the men's appear ance they have undoubtpdiy had a very hot time. They kee^ returning here in driblets, some wounded, -while others wore itble to' march to their depofs. All without, exception are flieerful and in jubilant spirits. All of them, however, are so exhausted by their night's .idventure that it is inipossibl.^ as yet to obtain a .itatq-mont about what' really happened. All that is obtainable us yet is that the men achieved' what they set out to accomplish, and as one of the men re-in.'irked:  " 'AI1 I can tell you at present is that we lauded and for upward of an hour we were subjected to iieavy fire', which we returned with compound interest.' Destroyed Locks "Tiio oflectiveness of the operation may bo .inriged from the fact that eveiy one of the iadeii cruisers which were sunk at Zeobruggo was able to go as near'the Joidt. g.ates as was desired, ret^eiving ho interference from thii enemy. Indeed one of tlie destroyers or accbmpanylng submarines exploded a clutrgo at the lock gates, and it is believed destroyed tlioni. ' Meanwhile four destroyers had also entered the harbor and was able to cruise around, make obacrvationR but were unubic to lake part io the battle. Keyes Cemmithtfcii- London, April 2.-Sit* .feric Geddes,' firjit lord pi the admiralty in supplementing the admiralty report on yesterday's raid against Zeebrug'ge and Ost^nd, said in giving the'house of commons such inforhiation as had cnmo to hand of "this,! extremely gallant n.nd hazardous raid": "The raid was undertaken under command of 'Vice Admiral Roger Keyes, commanding at Dover. French destroyers cd-oporated with thelJritish forces. ,.Six cruisers from 20 to 30 yearB.�*I(i took purl in the atta(;U. They were the Brilliant, Sir-Dus, Ipigluea. Intrepid^ Thels and Vindictive. The first five of these were filled with concrete and �yim-ti to be sunk in the chan- MATCHLESS SPIRIT OF BRITISH ARMY London, April 24.-(Via Reut-er's Ottawa Agency)-At a meeting of the Society of St. George at the Mansion House, .Viscount IVIilner, secretary of state for war, said that in this hour of ,trial Britain stood out greater than ever, not merely in the matchless heroism of her sons, but in their cheerfulness and their undaunted spirit. Never had the banner of St. George floated over more magnificent men by land, sea or air, or over a more resolute, and uncomplaining people. REGISTRATION WILL BEBIGUNraiG Registrars Will Sit From Seven a.m. to 10 p.m. on Day ' iTo Be Set No Official Statement From Holland As To the German Ultimatum Ottawa, April 23.-The detailed regulations governing tho man and woman power regiatriilfon to bo taken on a day fixed before the ~end"T>f June, makes provision for places of registration bemg open from 7 o'clock in the morning until 1(�-T>.tn- Owinu to the numuer of qucsticns Which ^vill havO to he answered fh,e process of registration will be eonsiderahly slower than that of voftng at an election. As the number, at people to register win greatly exceed tlio number of vot-\erB a staff -of deputy registrars and clerks will have to be provided to complete the registration lii one day. As alrea'dy explained, however, [(rovision made-for BMbRCtiuent registration of people; who on accoutit of elekness or for other reasons irei urtalile to register on the regular day, These people i-wlU be able to otitaln registration cards from 'postmasters, and to sencl them to ffife C^ntttll reglBtlfar who will be located at Ottawa. The registra-itiori itt.the 'Vukon wlH ndt ta;ke place on the Bathe day as -the rest of Canada, biit a subsequent date to bo fixed by the governriieut.- BUT SITUATION IS SAID TO BE STRAINED; MAY TAKE OVER PORTS London, April 23.-The German ultimatum to Holland, according to advices received in London, demands the rifiht to transmit not only civilian supplies and gravel through 'riolland, but also war materials. The privilege of transit is asked not only on the .Dutch canals but also on the railways, Germany has never before made any claim of the right of transit' for avowed war materials, and the yieelding of Holland on this point would be equivalent to the aban donment of Du|oh neulTrality. lan-^ A BIG before a| front lit UN BEING OVERHAULED BY THE BRITISH'ARTILLERYMEM ,lon. It is canioutlagcd and operates on a railroad far behind the JAPAN FOREIGN MINISTER RESIGNS Beiieve Trouble Over Siberia flas Led To His With-drawal DON'T KNOW OF IT / London, April 23.-A Reute/ despatch from The Hague say/: "Nothing is known^n competV/it quarters here of we rumc'rsti German ultimatum threatening the occupation of Dutch ports-uh-lesE certain demands are yielded' to." X \ London, April 24.-Viscount Motono, .Japanese minister for foreign affairs has resigned, according to a Keuter despatcli from Toklo". ) The question of Japanese intervention In Siberia probably led^ to tlie withdrawal of Viscount Motono from the foreign ministry at which he has been the head since November, 191(>, when Count Terauchl formed the present cabinet. There have been reports recently that Viscount Motono might "resign in contiectlon with the Siberian situation but explanations of such a possibility were scanty. Viscount Motono who i^'as given his present title in July. 1911!, wair'Japan-ese ambassador to llussia previous to his elevation to the foreign ministry. Shice his graduation from the University of Lyons, France, he has been connected with the Japanese foreign office pnd has served as minister to Belgium and minister tb France. Situation Serious London, Aprit 2i.-Relations hs-tween Germany and Holland tire still discussed in special dispatche.^ froin Holland with the suggestion tlfat the i situation is extremely serious, luit none is, able to give authentic details of tiie alleged German demands.  The sand and gravel question takes a prominent place in all the reports, but �sonie of the Correspondents write of several others. The correspondent of the Tijnes at The Hague,mentions among other tlu'n_gs tho reported de-naind that HoUan'd shiUl guarantee to Germany a supply of raw materials immediately after the war, while a certain quantity of Dutch toniinga is deriaufied for khe same period. , It is further suggested, the Times adds, that the Germans expect to be able to force Holland to accept such conditions as^ would virtually compel the Entente allies to formally occtipy the Dutch colonics, whit^t would throw Holland completely into German hands. There are no special indications of nervousness noticeable in The Hague and the correspondent of The Times says tliat reports^ such as the foregCiing emanate solely'from German sources. Declaration of ^^War From S, Anteridan Cotinirics Would Release Shipping FALL WHEAT CROP OF ONTARIO POOR Toronto, April 34.-The fall wheat crop of Ontario wilt be a long way below the average this year. Unfavorable weather last fall reduced the acreage put in crop' to about six hundred thousand, as compared with '('00,000 in liiKi and an average of over 800,000 for the ac years ending witli 1!�17.  (CONTINUKD ON PAGE SIX). S. Alberta Depended on To Largely Increase Production of Crops "On .N'ortJi America and particular- and he has farmed in Southern Ally on Canada depends the food situa-1 berta. tion of the allies. It i.s our ability to produce and flur �proximity to the allied armies that places us in snch a strategic positiau. And there Is no place in tlie world where productibn ,cnn be so rapidly Increased as in Canada, and no place in Canada where such a great percentage of increase can be obttnned' as south of the main line of the C. P. R. in Alberta." This remarkafile statement was made to the general meetiliig of the board qf trade last night hy J. D. Jlc-Gregor, one of the three members of the Catjada food control board. It brought epplatise from the itieinbeKs of the board who were present, and it amount� to an eidiortatlbn to the farmers of-Southern Alberta to. load the way in production of food stufl's for tho allies, that the war may be won, Mr. 'MbOregor said he knew what he was talkifig about when, he talked of Southern Albert�:a ability to produce for he Is a farmer Uimself Air. McGreg^or came to Letl\bridge unheralded. He arrived in tho city in "the afternoon, parlly "on private business connected with farminR interests and partly to see G. U. Mar-noch, who is one of the members of the provincial food board. His visit-was taken advantage of by the local food control committee, and he was met early in the 'fevening by li. T. Brymner, president; Kev.^,Baker, secretary, and Mesdames .Conyheave, Hitchle, Craig, Donald, Starnes and Whiddlngton, with whom he went into many points in the food control program. Later he addressed the board of trade. First Thought It a Joke In his talk to the latter body Mr. McGregor dealt first with his' connection with the board. .Mr. Hanna, when food controller, had called him to Ottaw^a to organize tho cupipaign Washington, April 24.-The posai-hility of Argentina and Uruguay declaring war on Germany was Xii especial intere.-it today to^ shipping boSrd officials, because of' the prospect of reloasin.s? interned , enemy ships. There are eighteen or twenty German .s!iips in Argentina and proli-ably five in Uruguay. Crippling the engines, as was done to German ships in American wnters, would delay tiio of tiie.,vessel.?. The greatest number of German ships in Soudi .American waters are in l!ie harbors of Chile, where approximately sixty vessels took refuge at tlie outbreak of the war. It was learned today that L.'iOO.oT tons of neutral and enemy foreign shipping have been obtained by tho XTniled Statoti 'tliroagh charter, and seizure since (he war began. Tlie total does not include about 400,000 tons of Dutch ships recently requisitioned. While the entrance of the South Ainerlcati state into the war may not be of particular military significance, c/licials here calculate that it will- be of importance in an economic sense as eliminating the German' business firms that have lieei*"' outposts for German "kultur'' in the Latin-Aineri-can countries. Tlvere is also a possibility that Guatemala, may be of svib-stantial assistance to the rationed civil population of the allied^ countries in producing food supplies. Short Work of Hun Influence WashinKion, April 24.-Guatemala broke relations with Germany, April 27, almost a year ago. In the intervening period of time the liiio has been drawn very closely nioii'nd the many Oermaus and ,53^6,77S GRAIN GROWERS Ottawa, April 24.-Tlio private bills committee, of the commons this morning considered the a(;t respecting the United Grain Growers Limited, formerly tlVe Grain Growers Grain Company. The bill was explained by Mr. John Bain who said that its ob.iect was io secure ajldilional powers to carry ! on business. The company, ho said, ' had acquired stock in certain com- ' panics and found il,^ necessary tq be in : a position to deal with the new (ihliga- 1 tions incurred. The bill, he said, con- ; firmed the agreement between the United Grain Growers, Limited, and the Grain Growers Grain Company. There Was no 'opposition to the bill which was-):eported. A bill granting an extension of i ime to the Ottawa and JNIontrnal Tranr.mi.s-sifin Company to complete i{s work Mas passed. Intense Bombardment Is Now Pioceeding Over Wide Front on the Somme, and Latest Report is That Attack Has Commenced-Am.ericans Also Attacked. BRITISH REPULSE ATTACKS AT ALBERT; AMERICANS WITHSTAND A STRONG ATTACK: FRENCH ALSO DRIVE OFF HUN ATTACKS London, April 24.- (By'Reuters Ottawa Agency)-Dispatches from British headquarters in France state tiiat there are more definite signs this morning of the new phase of the enemy offensive. Tlie German artillery is active today over practically the whole front south of Arras and particularly on the southern flank .of our line. Minor operations hrfve m,-iterially improved our positions but otherwise there is no change in tile situation. V/ith the British Army in France. April 24.-The Germans began heavy bombardment of t|-ie British positions in the Somme sector this morning and the latest reports state that an attack Is in progress. A German bombardment of the British positions on both sides of the r?iver Lawe, on the northern battle front, was begun at four o'clock this morning. , A large section of this battle front is^ ESPttlNAGE CENTRE Paris, .April '24.-(Special cable to Mail- and Knipire. Toronto)-Des-patclie.s from .Switzerland state that an important espionage centrBj has been discovered in Geneva and Lausanne. Tlie chief'Of this branch ot tlie espionage bureau is a German millionaire, Herman Hughes, who was caitght, togelher with two accom-jilices, at Lausanne. Other member^ ot tiiis gang were arrested at Geneva. -Vmong tiie latter wore three men and one womaa. The chieE of the Geneva bureau lived in a smart villa at Petit Laucy with his mistress. Folipwing the arrest of this couple two more tuembers of the gang were arrested, one a Gfer-man, and the other a waiter in a Swiss hotel. The latter two had instructions to transmit all information tlicy were able to obtain. At Zurich the federal authorities have found internal machined which when examined were found to contain enough explosives to blow up an en-tiro (juarter of the town. ICxperts reckon the macliines are of^Gcrman fabi;^eation. Calgary, April 24.-The' auxiliary medical board of review, , which for the past.tew weeks has been in Calgary are opening at Lethfcridge on Monday next. They will, it is expected be in session for about ten days. The board will be composed of Captains Niv-en, Johnson and Leech. ^ DID Nt)T GET FAR Paris. AiirU 24.-Airplanes having been heard coming totvard Paris, an air raid warning was given shortly he-fore 'midnight last night but no airplanes reached the Paris district, according to "an official statement issued today. J : ? : : > : : : o � * * G. T, R. EARt"*""^. Montreal. April 24.-'Grand Trunk I Railw*y traffift eafningB 'from April-1 15 to 21, were $'3,158,972; increase!; .$273,941, WEATHER .V............. High Low ... ... ..... Forecist: Showery. 65 37 THREATENS TO WITHDRAW ? ITS Offer Washington, April 24.^The United States is prepared to withdraw its recent offer of three ships to expedite grain to Holland, it the comment of : Dutch newspapers accusing tho United States 6f dtinlicity in the condition that equal tonnage should leave Dutch harbors for America is to be taken as indicative of ths feeling of The Netherlands government and people. seething, although tlTe definite dimensions of the infantry action are not yet known. London, April 24.-^Strong German attacks developed last night in the neighborhood of Dranoutre on the Flanders front, but were repulsed by French troops, the war office announces. Heavy infantry attacks are reported to be in progress this mo'-ning in the Albert sector, north of the Somme, and also between the Somme and the Avre rivers. i The French and British artillery inflicted severe losses on the , Germans in the Flanders attack. On the front northwest of Albert a German attack early yesterday evening was repulsed. HEAVY BOMBARDM.CNT Paris. April 24.-The German artillery has been conducting an extremely heavy bombardment of the Franco-British front be-' tween the Somme and the Avre, in the region of Hangard-En-San- � terre and Villers-Bretonneux, tho war office reports tpday. The statement follows: "Between the Somme, and the Avre t1ie enemy's'bombardment during the night took on a character of extreme violence along the Franco-British front, especially in the region of Hangard-En-Santerre and Villers-Bretonneux. French y artillery carried on an energetic counter bombardment on the German batteries. "In the region of the Ailette -and Avocourt Wood, French patrols took prisoners. Elsewhere , on the front there was intermit-'tent cannonading." British Official London, April 24.-The statement follows: "The hostile artillery activity dn-creased yesterday afternoon and evening on the greater part of thrr British front, particularly in (he Somme and Ancro sectors, in the valley of the Scarpe and in the sectors north of Bethune and north-northeast of Bail-leul. "At dusk hostile infantry left their trench(� to attack northwest of Albert, but me\with heavy rifle and machino gun fire and were driven back. "Strong hostile attacks devejpped also late in the evening in the neighborhood of Dranoutre and were repuls-I ed by French troops after sharp fighting. French and Britisli artillery in-ffibted severe loss on the enc!my. "During tho night the activity pE I tile enetny's artillery continued, and at an early hour this morning a heavy ' bombardment was opened along practically the/whole British front, from ' north of Albert to our jiltiction with the V'rencii south ot the Somme. Strong . infantry attacks are reported in pro-I gross in the -Albert sector and between the Somuie and tlic Avre Riv ers.  "Heavy hostile shelling is reported to iiavo taken place also early this morning between Givenchy and Rob-ecq. Concentrations of hostile in 'the neighborhood of Mervilie were dispersed by our artillery." ^. Attack Americans With the American Army in Frane*. April 2a.-Gas shells continued to fall along the American front northwest of Toul ' today, but generally iipeaklng the artillery fire was lighter than usifel. There was a slight increase,'however, ill rifle and machine gun fire against the American positions around Seichepiey. ' On Saturday evening a hospital which had'been established in Seich-v oprey Avas blown up along with tho doctors aiid ambulance men.  TJje chief surgeon of the American regiment engaged, hurried to the spotiWlth ambulance cars. The rescue parly passed through a severe barrage firo but eventually reached the village Inhere they tended to the wounded for '  many hours under a he:ivy enemy fire. Were Broken Up London, April 24.-The attack delivered ' late yesterday by itho Ger--mans northwest of -Albert was in the region of Aveiuy Wood, Reuter's coiv respondent at British headquarters reports. The 'Qermans left their trenches after an intense artillery barrage and advanced,, in massed waves. When they' encountered (he British riJlB and machine giin^flre, however, they retired without en� deavoring to come to close action. 08994661 060218 ;