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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 27, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VdM'MK XI. LKTimHIDGE. ALBERm SATI AY. Ar>IiI!. J?, VMS CRISIS IN IN FLANDERS Serious Crisis In The Fight In France London Papers Emphasize Seriousness of Situation on Flanders Front MUST SEE THAT REINFORCEMENTS ARE FORTHCOMING fiiR 111! KlniiclerH batllf iii sor-liiMM tone, tho inorninB n^WNiiaiicrs  (iiitc'iKl thiii (ho Htluafion Iniposi'M nil (irt'iit Urituin tin;'nerp.Hnlt.v o^' liitliiiK forth llic iilninHt offorr. ( ( i:illy oil riirnl^liiiiR more m*>n ii> siipi>ly ilio w.istc hi iho (cato- "\V aro farfd with :i crislH liiuii! pcriluiiit iinil innnirntoiin Uiiin :iiiy that hai� lilthcrtn arist-n. .'\>n In tliiH uppalMiiK wiir," writcR Thi* military corroitpundi'iil uf the l�uily TflMKraph. 'I'oMscuslon of tlw> ijr liisk iin liiMil mill s(>ii inrhiiti'ly inoio iiUiiiiito iitid costly." Tho l>uily Niws ill uii nilitorial. kiiys th>^ Nituatioii h:iH i haiiKi'il n''i-iiinyly for the wornn an a re-au'.f o{ lilt' llRtitiiiK of tin- last two Uaya anrt tliiit th�" (icrniiiii drivi-iDwiiril tbf I'hiinni'l t>ak throuKh they mUMt (III it quickly licforf; Aniori run reliifof tniciiH filially turn tho lide. The ftterl of tho �ai>tuip of Mont Keoiniel on tho sltijiifioi) at YpriH 1m ri�vl('wpd anxlouNly by Kiinie ^pera. I'ttf. Uutly ChranU-t* iliinkH that Vpreii tnuUl b� Iiplte tho loHH of Mont KrminPl Out the tPiiuro wou'd be lontly and pmrarioua. It hopy that it will bp found posBlblp to dlHloilKt! lUc enemy as at ViUcra Hreton-neux, qtherwi.-c, ft tJiiys. a fiirthr-i-withdrawal of tho Vprcs line may be dt-xlrable. 'I he t'hronlcln contends, Uow-fVir. that Ihii present valuo of Ylircs iM only necondary. Thi' Dally Mail says It would b� frilly to niliiiiuizo tho Hucepwri lb" enemy haii-in-()ii'>f of IhR J,i:;(l iiiid sea run l-h in IliiMtiiid liiis provisionally s'uiil'eii all leavtf of abaence Germans Angry London, .\pril 21. KefiTriii-' to tlie ' leuHion between Holland and (ier , many, the Ilotterdnni c iiiio.sponciriit of llie Iluily TeluKriiph, says he umier-stanus that the Dutch government has alrcaiK ||n!-laml are lecturini; 'lie Dutch leganlinK the risk.- they ai>' niiiniiiK. The Taeg-lischc Huniischau ol' llerlin warns them nKainst liollaiid btconiUiK a secoiul i Helgiuui. (Iiaf is to .s.ijr .i plafe from ! which IJreat Urilaiii may attack uer-' niMll.v. The iiossiliility of sucii a de-veloimunt cannot, if says, be disre-Kardod and warns llie Uulcii in tlieir : Interest to .-Jpok eoynr. j The I'lerli al Gerinania says tho fJer-tnan deniandx on llul!aiid are intended to restore, the tialauce of that country which lately has shown itself "too jonciliatory toward ilie entente." Captain Von Sal/.nianu. military ci'llie of the Vossiseht" ZeilullK Buys liollaiid is not jei pl;u'ed before a final de, ision and by cnns-ienlious neutrality hall jt'Vlve In us our determination." It wufl II cliullenKo to iiutoiracy and ru-iifllon. Homeluiw, r foel," said Mr. Gomponi declared to rinKlng applause, �some-liow I fe�d that 1 would rutlnjr drop while flRhtlnK fur the rlKhl than not 1o fiRht ut all. We eannut full. Wo niuat lint tall \Vn shull not full. Hut It IH better to full (iKhtlni; than wlll-lOK'y 'o KUbnitt no the ynknt iSu aplrit of liberty." Official weh'ume wa( tendered to Mr. UomperH by Siwukor Ithudoa at thi> eoiBinonH. "Our weeloine wuh ten-ilered to Mr. Oomperfi by Speaker Hhodeg ol the eoinmonH. "Our wel-oome goea out to\oii," Mr. lUiodes Mid, 'not only us the ehalrman o( tbo cummtttev, of labor of the council ot national detetiHe and um iMOHldent of the American Federation of Labor, but hIho for tbaao tterHtift personat quatt Uea which have auHtained yoii a* the natural head of that ireat �rK*Dlaa-tlon whk'ta you have led with Ruch dla-tinot aucctiBit for u long iterlod ot yeara." FollowInK Mr. Oompars' ap�euh the BlBiater ot juatlce In the abaenee of tho yrime mlaliter who la In New York, weicomvd Mr. Qompera on be %sir o( the government. At the con-Avilon 8tf Wlllrld Laurler, leader ot Vie oppoaUlou. croiaod the rio�r tu tii||ll�n�i ft 9�rauuftl wulcomu Kduionton. Apr!' 16-Premier Stewart announced tonight the personnel �f the Alberta returned soldiera' com mission wh'oMe creatian was authorized duriuK recent session of the lepis-lalure. The niembera appointed by the Kovcrnmcnt are aa foltows: John A. McOouaall. Bdmonton, y^. J. Terrlll, Madlclna Hat. 8- J- Qhcphard, Lathbridge. The members uppolated'by the sold-lern orKanlzutionH are: John .M. Orndy. CulKury; Alfred C. Leland, Cal Rary, and Albert NlghtlnKale, Kdnioii-ton. I'lemier Stewart will preside as ehjlTtnan and have direct tupervlslon over the work. Howard Rtutehhury will b - appointed secretary. ^|r. .M NowH, pfPHldent of Iho Alberta dIviHtun of the Canadian t'ress ABsuciatlon, and a member of the board of the Great War Veterans' As Ruclatlon. Mr. Shepherd Ib a prominent barrl*-ter of uethbridge and la active in pat rlotii! work. lie la a member of the LetlibrldRe Khaki League. The Rold ler memliprs are till returned veteraus of prominence. The (ii-Kttnlzation of the rommlfiaidn iH the first atep in carrying out tha programme anuoimeed by the prumier at the recent neHalon of the legUlaturn In rsfponse to requeata that the work In connection with the returned sold ier�. ^Mih of reoent monthH has grown tremendoualy, ahall be placed on a mure adequate footing and In rfoaer touch with the provincial gov ernment. The cominlaBlon will now have the atatuH of � branch pt the pub !lc Hervlce of tho province. SUPFRESslcEPORTS** ' OF JEWISH RIOTS Edward Trefy, of IT. S. Food Hoard, and Capt. R. Pearson To Speak THAT UNIQUE AIVIERICAN ARt^Y-Hurry Ijn-^t -out i "Li icn Hill-' .Sounds like ole Frit!! eoiniii- over the iiiud .SijiiL^h. sdiiasli. ..qiii-M. .^ipiasli." ' Kill-"That's orl li^iiii iliais only the Ameiieans faMhcr uji Mde-Miir their Eutn rations."-LeiiUim in ciiiiiile Mie rei)i>,Miiiz.itiiiii of lii-: l.iri"-; 1111' .1 tre-h ii:Ki. |> Ceruiaii lety rnlU illUc . 1 11. 11 a 111111 r Ml" il. leiiililli: |in-ii;nii;. lull (iuviiK; Ue early licnirs iiniiiy no fre.^h (,.t man ofleii^ive in ilii^* region w ,i -rtcorjivl. J iu.i> iirr know It iiitil :li.' ! ill. '1)1 mil -.1  1 111 il !� iifl'T '!; I w.i � .;liiiin Mill.- .11 111, k \ niiiiK �lle'l 'lie ( IclMliui- Nev� York, April 27.-The New York Sun thia morning published a lengthy interview with Sir Rol>-ert Borden, who arrive(i in this city yetterday, In which Sir Robert is quoted aa saying that Ci-nad4 will expend her Inst dollar to win the war, and that every able-bodied man will be conscripted. "The aylrit of Canada," explained the Canadian premier, in response to a question, "no words of mine can pictare-it is patri. otism Incarnate." Speaking of the recent disturbances in Quebec, Sir Robert is quoted as aaylng: "The djaturtencea in Quebec have been very greatly exagger- ated by the stories that have come out of Canada. 1 he vast majority of the people of the province are loyally accepting conscription. The students of Laval University are enlisting in large numbers, in a tank battalion which is being formed. The university i� the great Prench-Ca-nadian school of the province, a centre of thought." Sir Robert Borden will leave New York tonifll'it on his way back to Ottawa. He will confer today with Sir Thomas White, who will represent Canada in the negotiations with the United States and Great Britain as regards war financing. Tax On All itusiness Transactions Wo-jIcI Produce Larjje Sum London, April 37.--A Keiiitpr dispatch from Stockhola aaya the Aua-trian eeitsorslUp la auppreBwing reportH on the Jewish iiagrotta in CrKOw. A dispatch from .Amaterdgm last Saturday aald a Q^rilWa ne'wapapor had reported a iMrlioMi outbreak ag-alnat tha Jew� is CMr�w. One matt waa declarnd to have been kllleil anil twenty peraoaa to itgve bean badly in-ianH.___/ tRIOUa DlttUli^NCEft. Aintiterdam, April 27.-Bitenalvo dlsturbauceii la Uyku,  traaa-Caucaii-lan chy, are report^ : ^ r.eilihrid*! will entertain two dls-tinKuished* visitors .Monday, when Kdwaril K. TrelV.. of the I'nlted States food control board, will be here, and t'apt. Uoht. I'carson. .M.L.A., always a popular visitor, will come down from CalKary in connection with Ued TriuuKle work. .Mr. Trefzo and Capl. Tearson will address a huKe mas.s nieetlnK In Wesley church Monday ,evenlnK. .Mr. Trefze Is artillery battle liiis lontinued ulonR the front lietwedii Vlllers-liretonnein and UuiiKanl. There was no cliauKe in till, silumion. "I'lie Cernians attacked our defences 1)11 iii), liiip of the railroad west of Th'-iines, but were not able to approach our positions. 'We can led out succcgsful raids ill the region of the Olse Canal, near the l.oivri" and northeast of Cariiillel, and look a number ot liiisoiiers. 'The artillery tighllnK was rather Hovtire on the rlslit bunk of the Mouse I Verdun froutl.'" C.ci lll.lll \1 11' I' It. Ida-. ; Viiiiillv BRITISH LOSS FOR WEEK 18,300 London, April 27-Casualties in the British ranks reported ihis week total 18,369. The losses w:rc divided as follows: Killed or died of wounds: Officers, 408; men, 2661. Wounded or missing: Officers, 2,071; men 13,229 Despite the heavy fighting for more than a znonth past the British casualtlea reported are only now beginning to approach the high figures for week after week last year when the British were on the offenelve on the western front. The increase recently ha�i .. been en thp average of 50 per cent each week over the week preceding. Last week the aggregate waa 12,368 and the week prrvious ti,129. CONTINUING BOMBARDMENT. OF PARIS. Paris, April :;7 -"The long range gun continued,laai night b> fire upon the Paris dl�tricf.* sayv an official announcement. "There were no victims." It iM noted that the offlciai state-,ment contlaues to apeak ot hut one weapon employed In the bombard-ment. using tho word guB. the Belittle Their LosseH - Htive About 9K.O0O Crip-pleH Aiusterdii.n, April 'JT-Oeriuany'h Iflsseti thus far In tho war have been two million men. uccordlug to a statement published by the Frankfurter Xultunt; as huvlng been mudi^ by (Sen-erul dchuu before the main committee of the rclchHtag. 8ick and wounded to the number of 750,000 have been able to reiitm t� Uio front, accordhiK to tieneral Hcteuic, whUe 682.1)00 hail been discharged as unfit (or.servirG, including 70,00t� cripples. Up to date, the general added. Cier-many had to i'�Gki>n wi\b about 98,000 cripples. ALLIED ADVANTAGE fiondon. April 27.-Contlnatajf their counter attacks on the trokt east of Amiens the allies have Rained further advantages In the i lanKard-Vilk'rsUretonneux sec-, tor, it is o/firially announced. Tho l'"rench liave recaptured positions from Lmrc to Laclytfe In Ftan-derr. west of .Mont Kemmel. The tiKhtiut; on tlie northern Flanders front, north ol' the Lys. wBn very severe. The enemy ad/ante was lield at all point.s. ilpftvy losseii were mtlit/eil on the Germans. XPOK PRISONERS l^ondon. April -The Germans made a heavy attack nn the (rout suiilli of Ypres. There whs a louK battle for Voorraezeele, two miles south of Vprea, whlcli tho nritish r&tained, taking hundred* uf pri.soHerj. Urllish Headquarters in France. Ap; ril :;7. llow^ long the French regiment, was able tu continue Its dramatic resistance on the crest of Mont Kemmel NVESIIGATE CHARGED AGAINST N.B. SPEAKER Frederlclun. .V. H.. .\pril .'7.-The siu'onVr seHaioii of the seventli legl-s-lative assembly of New Brunswick prorogued last uiglit. One of the outstaudlug Incidents of the sessioi* was the laying Of charges against the speaker, which will bo iiive.-itlKated xinder u Koyal coDiiulHslon by virtue of a bill which was introducpd tiud iiBsied yesterday. A total of I Iii bills were introduced during the session and ut those los were placed upon- tlie statute books. RiTIRC fOMC OFFICIAL* Ottawa, lyfr{\ ST.-Provision Is ho- ----, , ing rnsdiS for the reUrement of certaU galaf number. In saying that the gun , ofUcUls in Uie iQaldo and out Mde clv� eonunued to fire, the aUtement doeii i aervlco who "oitrjng to advanced age" not intend to Indicate a steady bom- "falling health ' or "lack of esperteoce hardttient. lUe lire waa InternMtent, and abUtly" are not (tgpable of render. uaUr a few gbells having fallpo. j Ing "ertlcient" service to tho stata. I..oudun, April 2*.-Lord NorthcHtle ill an liityview. says he has been suf-ft-rlug from influenia for nine weeks out kepi working tbrougbout h|a ill-iiess. lie said he couaented to continue until the governiDeBt finds u successor. ^ , The Standard asys that It understoofi t|iat Lord Northciiffe, chairman of the London ireadqtiarters of tti� British mission to the United States, and director of the propaianda la aacny countries, tendered his rwicoatlonnn Hccoant of iH-health.'btt ttat tit the requ*at of the premier mid th� cabinet he consented to ooitlnuo hts duties vatir a {uccesaor cokM lie fmmd- WEATHER High ....................... 64 �.0W ........................� 30 Foresaat-Fair and wrm^ �,(�(.il..i) in cm il. hiiii Ki'iiiiiiel. alle, till i ,i:t' 1' 1. li rlie ;iIIi.m1 |iii.> ;,i i|ih jiiie 'lllll nf il.' Illlti.^ll .illil Cl.lliil Wc^r (if \Vyt^i ii:ii'i! rniin ili.ii linie uii'il lilt.' HI III.' ilin . til.' (ii-iiiiims limit; In llie lull .mil I nut illlleil II tcnillle exei-u'lull ; luciim llie �'iiemj' tnmiv-; Nviiii m;iiliiii" uiiii-- Ileyoiid that Jll)'lli;l^ ;�- kd'iHji (if III. ir fitfe, �I'liete well, very he.ivv attacks ;ii;. .lilisi Hie lliitisU oil Uie Vreticli Icli, nil day yesierilay. The Hrifi.sii iui-I riK'iliiitely lieKaii imshing troojis down tow,ml the K�|i nfler the Germans had ilriveii an enteriiii; wedKe and lianl liKliiiiiH eiisin'il. .\ pariii ularly saii-tuiiiiiry ^l^llt!gle \mis waKeil at Vier.i-tiaiit, iiiirllieasi of Wytsiliaeie. ami he;e the conleiiiliug troops fought iii ami iiiit of Uie liaiiile! (or hours. The llritsli iDuiiter stroke whK'li oii-teil tlie Geriiiiiiis from ViUers lire-loiiiieu.v. south of the Somme, was a, great sill cess (ii)vi the start. Th'i town had been deareil of Hio enemy ^ by jicslerrlaj afIeriiooii will) tho exception of two "piuikets" of infantry, one near the ^allv^^ay station and the otlier near the neighlioriug nioni^ieiit of the wiir of 1S7(1. Tlie.in pOcketj �Here > 111" fourth attempt In lairying the village of Locre. In the evening our allies counter attacked and drovfl the enemy out, regaining posgosBlon of the vlUuge At other )rointa ail the enemy's attacks were repulsed. "Fierce fighting look place norUi ol Komninl Village and in the neighborhood of Voormezeele, which, after a proloitgeii .