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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 30, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. Li: 11 IIMllDCi:. ALBKRTA. M Ml'.r.li lis One Report Says That Holland Has Yielded to the Mailed Fist 4*- British and French Lines Granite Wall Against Hun Assault on Ypres Front ' i'.k; kv. v akds i at (m kkk( rmiix.k INTERNED OCRMAN VEMELS LYING IN THE HARBOR OF MANILA, ruanv nf n liilmhoiirf; railway to Antwerp, the right tn Mr>D�l food-utiiffs for shipment from Antwprpand the tenPWAl of troaiit^n roiafitiK to the importation of nanil and gravol. "Afi Holland." the ni^wspaper add^, recently yielded to ABglo Atnerlcau pres-Hiire HhA rauit grant theae condttlonH to rndroHH the bal�nre." YieldG to Mailed Flat Toronto, April :ii).-A special Mali j Und empire cable says: �Rotterdam. April Holland hiiH Hlirrendere�Te uctually rolneided with the moment wlien the agreement waH feachtd an>t> a million francs from Swltcerland to I'*rance, He claimed that halt of thla amount was the recompense paid bim by Marx for services In negotiating the purchase of Turkish bonds and In securing un advantageous tfoncpssitm for tly* Casino Han Stefano near Constantinople, in which Duval represented tha French interests along with those of Marx. The largest part of the aum, b* as-rt�d, wa.H deposited with a hotel rroprtetor at Geneva and toft In his ands until a year later, which explains Its tranafvr tn France since the war bf^an. The profeoutMw produced a deposition of the hotel vroprtotor declaring that tha reoAlpt tor this money, though dfttad 1M4, ahould bava been dated 1916 a* be baa act Men Duval b^ore tbaf Ume. Durgl was atlll e&pUlning hia Swiss financjal operations when the. court tdlowned. ESTATES Edmonton. April 29.~Pursuant to amendtnents made at |hc recunt sph-ston of the legislature and to onlers in-council passed relating thereto, the administration of the estates of luna tics will in futtiire be adminlstereil liy the provincial treasurer's department Mr. E. N. HigRlnbotharo will assume the duties of admlnlstrater of these es tntes. and all estates when treateii will automatically pass to the admin iHtri^tor for adralnlJifratlon and management. .Mr. IligglnhOtbara will liave >' the var-Irtns trust companies, liui the rov-ernment lias now decldai] that in future, the whole of this work will be un-rtertaljen by an otfiviiil of the govern ment. The Budget Hon. A. K. McLean, .-ictfng finance minister, introduced his budget speech in th>: hojsfe of commons this afternoon. The speech outline* increased taxes, new forma of taxation, and the lowering of the am�unt of income taxable under the Income tax. The full apeech will bs found on pagn five of this issue. TILL AFTER SEEDING Q.iebec. April 30.-Pl.Tns for-ttr? erection f y;irds. shopa^ S'd-1191 etc . iTvfnng over two squrre milcR of n'^ond nes'' tt�s 50 f,-r. in litti? (j.->rish of Chsrny. Quebec bridgi . iro iindir way and County ot Lrwis. options have t^een tskr-n on fnost of the ground that will be usf^d for the erection of plants. Ti-it'-: would mean the co-oper.ition of fi�ven railroadn. both American ,-n'l Cinadian. in till erection of y.-rds .nnd shops. The wholt entrrpruc would me.in tlie spending of over 37.000.000. Gt'iinans Iso Iiffccii Divisions m A -aiili;. o.i /Mlicfl Lines o'.i Yj>!c'w>pap ers wliirti last > i'ilii uieil .\iiu'i'icuii Inierver.tidii in ili^' v. ar now iiave 1 gvin Rradimlly 11 iniorin tlie tjernian public rCf',:!!diim ilir 'HaUKcr of pres ent and future .ViiH-ricitn interveiitioa on the western 'rout. Nl'or iiislainc the Zeltunir ot I'nnstanre. suys: ' We tnii^i iiunv 10 olnain a soiia victory Ijy arm; liefore llie full .\ui orican force,; arrive" The Vienna r,"'.v.,jiuper!; arc lakini; the sanii' lines 'liose in ("lerniatiy. (OLD WEATHKU DELAY.S A( STRIANS Washington. April ^0.-An unexpected return of cold weather in the mountain regions ot northern Italy will delay, in the opinion of Italian officials, tne expected Austrian offensive. Despatches from Rome to the Italian embassy here say that bliutards had left a snowfall in some places of so. feet deep. 40,000 SOLDIERS ^-,-. I Will Take Their J�lace With Allies in Trenches in France j An .\!liiiilir Port. .April lln (':mii;i m i Tini; Oii.i I'iicn. tnllitary cmmsellor lo ' l!i � ;>ri-.si'|iMil of Clilna. imiI aUo 10 Un-fliii.'i ;;iinisl " In- -iuld It i-; true thai t'liina ha^, iri.i'its now on ilie way 10 tiie batlls." Tlie lap'ain added that there is a si>iiit .inumi,' the Cliine.se ix'ople that I'riissia iiiiisl he stipi>rtssed for tlie Kood of nianlean killed. The Chlncba beat oft the aubmarine after firing about thirty shota. One ebot from the aubmarine irtrnch: ttte Chlncha afteiv killing threr seamen, HVIvnrds of Augusta, Ga., and others not named. v On January 18. the Chinch* etr.aped from a submarine and the ar'roed guard was commended by Berretary Daniels for Its excellent work at the time. TO CREATE DISIID WaghisgtoB, ApM 30,-tOllleiale kara regard ma rgyOM IftM taparor Charles l* gtout tfr irtfar % iap.vnte paaca to Itply wMk tha �MM i�Bti-netite tjiay rapaal�ily^�;t imNt ��d toward other paa^ Mmnk /Mtb�u�h wldioutMvjBlMBlwaa ttntf than S!tk'�kwU!�lr p&SjRft iSn-toB tJut tk* snrVoka at alieli an ottar waa to eraatp 4lfO0rd attonc the Italiaaa, to �*akg�lk�Ir railatgtice and at tlie same tUae oltfmM'to aulet uareat amonf tha Aiuflftgg Vl|^lf. Toronto, April 30.-In a report to the mayor and board of control, Connmiaeloner Forman finds that exorbitant rantala are being im. posed upon the citizens. He in-tlmatee that similar eondltlone ex-lata In other eltlee, end In Ken-tueky a auggeatlon of taxing 100 per cent waa made. Hs deee net know whether the auggcstion wye put Into operation, but pointa out that Toronto has no power under the Aaaeeament Act to take auch dfaetic stepa. MUST APPLY TO PROPER AUTHIIY .. Dublin, April 30.-The lord mayor of Dublin, at ths reeumed conference of Natlonalleta and Sinn Falnere laat night, announced that he had received a reply from the Brltlah foreign office to hie request that he be given paaaporte to enable himself and his eecretarlee to go to Waahlngten te Ify the caae of the Irish organliatlona op-poalnp eonaerlptlen before the American oevernment. . He was directed to make hie application through the office of aeeretai^ for Ireland, where It would receive attention. . The aKua-tlon regarding coneerlptloh. waa. reported ae unchanged. Local commit-teee were Inatrueted to continue their organisation work. A standing committee of the conference was appoint- 0 J25EEETI0RIVER New York. \l>vi! :'.ii.-Krom tin' rani way of the bl:( ttie ground they had gained in the morning. The Germans having been heavily repulsed all along the northern battlefront, the night passed m comparative oiiiet. ARTILLERY. Paris, April 30.- Heavy artillery fighting occurred north and south of the Avre, in the sector of Noyon and along the Oise, the war office reports. A GRANITE WALL London, April 29.-Germany's armies are hurling themselves against a granite wall on three sides of the ruined city of Ypres. After fighting of the most terrific nature, the British and French lines are still intact and the enemy has lost terribly^fn his repeated assaults against the lines where the allies stand at bay. The only point st which the Cer-, mans made an/ gains was on the hilly section back of Kemmel Hill, where the French are standing. At some points the enemy was able to occupy portions of the line, hut from the greater part of these they were driven out by the French, who re-established their defenses. HELD EVERYWHERE British Headquarters in France, April 29.-(Via Router's Ottawa Aqency)-The Germans have been held everywhere from Vqormezeele to Meteren. { An artillery duel of great Intensity continued throughout the night and this morning at three o'clock the Germane put on a heavy barrage along the v^ole allied front from Ypres to Ballleul. About five o'clock the enemy Infantry wtvanced in force and threw themselves against numerous points in ttja French and British lines between Zillebeke Lake and Ballleul. Furious fighting developed immediately. No Weak Spot Wiih tlie llritish Army In France. April i9 -Kver since the occuptitloii ' of Keniuiel. the Oermans have been j pei kinK at the allied lines In tho Kem-I niel rcRion tn an endeavor to find a j v.eak spot tlirough which they could ' ( outitine tlieir udrance. There have I he.-n iK-nvy local engagemeats at num-irouK points. Yesterday afternoon, the Oermans l)ut down a heavy artillery barrage and bcKan massing between Zillebeke and Ypres. There is no doubt they i intended to attaclt under cover of the I heavy fog which shrouded the whole country side. Tho British gunners countered, however, with RUrh an ef-i fective barrage that the attack was smashed. Later the Germans began the whole tront heavily and it AecamK Evident that a heavy assault was under preparation. \n S. O. S. from the Hritlsh front liii� called down a protective artillery barrage during the early night and it is believed that the Germans aKaii) were caught and forced to withdraw, for no iuTantry attack followed. RECRUITINQ CAMPAION IN AUSTRALIA Melbourne, Australia, April 30. - - (By Reuters Ottawa Agency.)-The new rei^rultlng campaign will be Inaugurated on May 6, with public maetlnge JB All aUte eapltala at AuatralU. The gorgmor ot the Commonwealth Bank, referring to the aucceas of the war loan, aaya that hitherto Auatralla haa lent i:i47,o��,�oo for war purpoaea. HOAROEDINWESI WlnnipeK. April :!0,-Flout hoarded by tho pVujple of the three prairie prcivinces dmlnx .lantiary of this year in excess of tlw quantity sold by the mllir during ilie same time lust yeai totalled ll'.i.ii:!!! liarrels. BtcordlnK to| statistics on iicord In the office of tin ' Canadian Komi itourd. 'litis is on the average aiiproxiinately of IfiO pounds per eapitu rei KoniiiK on a basis of u total popuhilloi) of l.��8,222. Tlie statlsttos cover the sale for domestic use of all mills with the oiceptlon of one In the three prairie provinces. MBORG t'APTURED BY WHITE GUARDS London, April M.-Tha White Quardt, or Finnith Mvemment fercaa. have captured viborg, seventy-five milea norlhwaet of Pet-regrad, after killing nearly the en-tlnp force of alii theuaand Red Ouarda, according te an official announcement laauad at Vaaa and tranawltted from Copantiefen by tha Ixchange Talegraph Com-aany. Tho rabela made a laat iakporata agtatnpt to >�kMak thi�il�h iln ttiai'dlagntlin �� Prtd-riekiham. *' i The ."jtiow stone of last week and the fine weather fullowlnR has made ideal londiiions for the conclusion of the Heeding season. This will close in th s district at tho ond of this week, or some time neif week. At some points the seeding has been concluded, lull in tho majority of i-.ectlons (on-Rldcrablo yfet remuins to lie done. Con-ditlonti generally are ext ."llent The followliiK reports have l)een received; NCMIgCAM .NeinlscMlt. April -Seedini? Is proKressing most favorably and neai^v "r. per cent of the wheat Is seeded in this district and by the end of neitf week the farmers will he through sow-luK their wheat, if the wenther hohls good. Thoro will be iiuite'a fair acreaK under oatH, but verj^ little flax. i ' MAQRATH Magphth, AprtJ J7.-Ihe farmers are rejoicing over the nice snu^' storm of laat wpek. whivh will help Kreatly all through this country. Heeding is progressing rnpldly and a big per cen-tage of the wheat is already seeded. OW IIWANO Bow ItUnU, Aprlt 29.-The splendid weather of the past ha� appreciably asaiiled tho tarwera In ac-uomplishlng H conaidorable amoant ot field work aud we believe we can safely s(ata> that ninety per cent of the estimated wheat acreage for this vicinity is ulreiidy sown. The absence of mpisture "ind a germlimtlns temperature has had a very limiting effect on growth hut the farmers are confidently anticipating early showers and warmer weather, ^alns report ed to have fallen in other dlstrlctti has not fallen here A flurry of snow of two hours' diiraiion is the only moisture rcicive.l during the past week. NOBLEFORO Nohleford. AilPll 2!*. Seeding has been KoiiiK steadily on all tlii.-* week Some of the farmers having finiohod piiliine their wheat in and got a start] on thc; o.'ii.s. TakinK the district as ai whole it is thouKhi that Sll iter cent.' of the wlii'iii wilt now be in ami 20' jH-r rent of the oats. There are signs Itiat a fair aniount uf flax will bo put In in this liistrlci this year. As there was some breaking done last year and also a coiiHiderable amount of tall plowing the acreage aown Is ekpncted to Fhuw an increase over laat year, MACLCOO Macleod, April 29-The seeding bf wheat was practically finiahed last week. There is estimatod to be 1" per cent more acreage in wheat this year than last, with a.Jarger percentage ot 8u{umer tallow and new break-lag than any yoar in the history of the Macleod dUtricl. The land WA� better prepareil and wiUi. a greater care in tho selection of seed, also in tho cleaning ot It, the farmers hero look for a clean crop. 4'here will be ENCOORAGE FLAX Ottawa. April 29. - Tho flisl Monday sitting of the TBea�lon devoted to government nithor/ than private bust-nesB. witnessed the advancement of a conelderablo number of govommeut bills of minor Importance, a stage. The order paper of the house is becoming thin, and apart from the bn.lget, the Kovernnient's railway hills, the remaining main estiinut.es and the suji-plementarles still to be brought down, there is'ffot much bu.slness to be disposed of. It is expected that the hutigut Ce-bute will last for several day Mr A.; It. MacMaster, KC, Moiitre-' I^iberal member is likely to be tho chief o^; position critic of the sovernmetit'a fJa-ancUl proposals After consideration of government bills tonight there was a detiate on a resolution moved by Frank OWa of Middlesef. advocating tho encdnrage-uent of tho Ilax-growing induatry of the Itominion., Mr. Glass empbaalied th<^ necessity ot apcouraglng flax-growing in Canada in View ot tba vioa-Ing down of soiu-ves of supply pt flax fibre (^um Ruaaia anS BelgiUig, TM (luestiou was brought UB oa PMtlon to go into lupplv . C.0.C 10 1 902?3270 ;