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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 30, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHURIDGE. ALBERTA. ri'l'SDAV, APRfL 30, 1018 NL'MliRH lis One Report Says That Holland Has Yielded to the' * Mailed Fist INTERNED, OfeWMAN VESSELS LYING IN THE HARBOR OF MANILA, many of which will Ik' useil for trana-porting: Bupplics to the allies. GERMANY IS STILL DEMANDING RIGHT TO MOVE WAR MATERIAL Paris, April 0.-Ocrmany demands from Holland, says the VoBssiche, 55ei- . tungr or Berlin, the right to Bend war material orer the Llnibourg railway to Antwerp, the right to send foodstuffs for shipment from Antwerp and the lenewAl of treaties relating to the Importation of sand and gravel. "As Holland," the . newspaper adda, ^'re-�tently yielded to AAgio-Amerlcan pres-Rure f)he ntust grant these conditions to rodi^oSB the balance." Yieldc to Mailed Fiat Toronto, April 30.-A special Mail ~ Bnd Gmplre cable says: "Rotterdam, April 30.-H6Uand has surrendered to the Qerman mailed fist after a period of twenty-tour hours In which her position suddenly reported to be B^jl^us. Every one was invited to believe that negotiations,had reached a deadlock and that the question of peace or war was in the balance'. As ii matter of foot, this period of dfeprea-ulon and scare actually coincided with the moment when the agreement was reached and there are not a few who entertain the suspicion that most of (he alarming report* current at The Hague and Amsterdam, Saturday, Were diie mainly to the deliberate creation iOf feeling of foar by Oermap �geg|fiMid partially traceable to the )tiBiHisB)t]r'of'preparing liom^^and (be optentB DiibHq "for an about-face by the goVernineat so far as the attitude tidopted ia the verbal note of Febru-ury S ,1B, cbncer^ert." French (^urt Now Investigating Affairs of Alleged Traitor-^ ous Wewspa^er Parts. April 30.-The BonnetJiouge htfalr, in which''the principal members of the /editorial staff of the defunct Socialist Gbrmanophile newspaper of the same name are cjiarged jwlth espionage and coni'jierce with tlie enemy, was brought to trial yesterday before the third court martial. Seven of the eight accuseil men answered to. their, names, the director of the paper, M. Iguel ^Imereyda, having died in prison under, circumstances that as yet are not cleaved up. The first session of the trial ;ivas principally taken up with the guestloning df M. Duval, director of the paper, who brought a  million francs from sWitzerland since May, 191.'), which amount was distributed between Almereyda, M. Qoldsky and Jacques Landau, a reporter of the Bonnet Rouge, and who Is also ac-cusediof complicity in the case. ) IVf. Marion, assistant manager of^the -Bonnet. Rouge, the long accusation setp forth receivedi the million francs from the German ' banker, Marx of Mannheim, and in exchange the Bonnet Rouge offered a press campaign to create seatiment fayorable to Germany in France. ' ~ , Duval admitted having seen Marx at least ten times since the war began ana that he had broHght^a million ffancB from Switzerland to France. He ;lth its manpower propoaalst^no matter what opposition may develooe. Hon. iMri Rovi^ll expressed the belief that the^ ' young farmers subject to the cat! vyould not be ord^recl to report until seeding was over. British and French Lineg Granite Wall Against Hij Assault on Ypres Front -o KUi KY. YARDS AT QUEBEC BRIDGE Quebec, Apf^il 30.-."lans for the erection of yards, shops^ sidings, etc., covering oyer two square miles of ground near tlis so ffir, in little parish of Charny, Quebec bridge, are undsr way and County of Lewis, options have been taken on most of the ground that will be used for the erection of plants. This would mean the co-operation of eleven railroads, both American nncl Canadian, in the erection of yards and shops. The whole enterprise would mean the spending of over $7,000,000. COLD WEATHER DELAYS AUSTRIANS Washington, April 30.-An unexpected return of cold weather ~ in the mountain regions of northern Italy will delay, In the opinion of Italian officials, the expected Austrian i offensive. Despatches from Rome to the Italian embassy here say that blizzards had left a snowfall in some places of six feet deep. T Germans Use Fifteen Divisions in Assaults on Allied Lines on Ypres Front, But Nowhere Have They Been Able to Break Through-French Recover All Ground Lost -German Drive a Complete Failure- Enemy Loss Is Enormous. c Huns Say Hurry and Get Victory Before Sammies Come in Force Geneva, April 30-German newspapers which last year ridiculed American Intervention in iho war now have be-guji gradually to inform the German puhlic regarding the >3anger of present .and future AmericM intervention oh the western tront. ^or instance the Zeitunff of Constance, says: "We liurry to obtain a solid victory by iirms iiefore the full American forces arrive." The Vienna newspapers arc taking the same lines a.s those in Germany. Stockholm, Af^ril 30.-~Th� Catholic fntarnatlonal Praia Agancy anneuncaa, � deapatch from 9aaal saya, that Emiiamr Cnarlaa'of Austria ia maklns a, freah po�ce offer, appaaling te Italy to eon-aider It In har own ;tnf faata. Washington. Aprtl 30,.-^Tlii:s� mam-bors of the AmcrHoiM �laaaner Chto-cha's crew wera killed, the navy department ajmonnced today, in . the ship's flBht wltli a anbijjarine March 21. Previoxts reports had eald that several mtm wera injured hut, made no mention of any having, been killed. The ChincUa beat oft the submarine after firing about 'thl'tty shots. One ahdt from the �ubmBT!no:irtruck the Chlncha after, kllllnf thretf: seamen, Edw'ards of Augusta. Ga., aAd others not named. . \ ..' . , On January 18, the.OhincHa escaped from a submarine :and t)i� armed guard was commanded by Secretary Daniels for fts excellent work at the time.     ?  ?  P$�4m* opinion that the cMet pnr|>0B� :i(rt;flitcfa an offer was to crMa d}|lile. ..Dublin, April 30.-The lord mayor of Dublin, at th* resumed conference of Nationalists and Sinn Feiners tast night, announced that he had rsceiv-ed a reply from the British foreign offloa to his request that he be given passports to enable himself and his secretarlea to go to Washington ,te l^y the case of the Irish organizations opposing conscription before the American government. .He was directed to make his appHfation through the office of secretary for Ireland, where It would receive attention. . The situation reifarding conscription, was. reported as unchanged. . Local commit-teea were Instructed to continue their organization work. A standing committee of the conference was appointed. ^ PL ? ? ? > ? ? : ? : > > .;. : ? -- .> April 30.-Cardinal RALLIES SOMEWHAT. Quebec, Begin, stricken yesterday with a hemorrliage was I'esting quj- ing. ? C' * I? : : o London, April 30,-(Reuters.Ottawa 'Agency)-The cirrespoh-" dents agree that the enemy has suffered nothing leas than a dfsas-./' ' trpus defeat in the first phase of the battle consequent on their desperpte attempt to capture the line Ji�f" hills h'S'ld "By^ thlr;,'�l:l;Bs, which endanger their' poiaeaaion of Mount Kemmel . They have probably used thirteen divisions from the east of Vpres southward on the line of battled with two more northward and the violence of the gunfire was never greater or more unceasing at any period of the wa'r. Our successful defence made the day the bloodiest yet experienced by the enemy as attack ^after attack was smashed by our artillery and infantry fire. The Germans had already Suffered heavily on Sunday, when their concentrations of troops were caught and shattered by gunfire. Their waves yesterday were \jiowed down and the British wings and French centre neither bent nor broke. aWful price. With the British A^ny, April 30.-This morning the allied lines in Flanders were to all intents the same as when the Germans surg-, ed forward yesterday. In front of the defending positions, gray-uniformed men lay in great num- ^ bers, representing the pwful price paid by the Germans. FRENCH GAIN. London, April 30,-The French now hold the entire village of Weather Has Been Ideal For Seeding OtJerations The goY#mor of the Com:   mouwealth Bank, referring to  says that hitherto Australia ^ � has lent �147,000,000 for war  purposes. , -r * � . �  ? Winnipeg, April 30.-Floui; hoarfled by tho pVjople of the three prairie provinces during January of this year in excess of the quantity sold by the mills during the same time last year totalled :II!),G30 barrels, according to statistics on record in the office of the Canadian Pood Board. 'Tliis is on the averi^ge approximately of 150 pounds per capita reckoning on a basis of a total populatioi; of 1,698,222. The statistics cover the, sale for domestic use of all mills with the exception of one in the three prairie provinces. MBORG CAPTURED BY WHITE GUARDS London, April 29.-Thb White Guards, or FInnlah government forces, have captured Viborg, aev-enty-flve milea northwest of Pet-rograd, after killing nearly,the en-tinp force of six thousand Red Quards, according to an ;�fficial announcement iasued at Vaaa and transmitted from CopanHagen t>y the .Exchange Telegraph., Company. The per cent of; the wheat is seeded in this district: and by the end of npxt week the farmers will be through sowing their wheat. If tile weather holds good. There w^ill be quite'a fair acreage under oats, but verj>&th, jipr41.27.-The farmers are rejoicing over the nice suoW storm of last wjBek, which will help greatly all through thISj country^- Seeding is progressing r/j.pldly and a big per cen-tage of the whea'tis Already seeded. BOW ISLAND Bow Island, April 29.-The splendid weather of the past \#eek has appreciably assisted the . farmers in accomplishing a xOnBiderable'amount of temperature has had a very limiting effect on growth but the farmers are confidently anticipating early showers and warmer weather. I^ains reported to have fallen In other districts has not fallen here. A flurry of snow of two hours' duration is the only moisture received during the past week. NOBLEFORD Nobleford, Ai�i\ 29.-Seeding has been going steadily on all this week. Some of the farmers having finished putting their wheat in aiid got a start on the oats. Taking the district as a whole it is thought that 80 per cent, of the wlieal wiir now be in and 20 per cent ol' the oats. Tliere are signs that a fair amount of flax will be put in in this district this year. As .there was some breaking done last year.and also a considerable ^ount � of fall plowing the acreage sown is eicpected to show an increase'over last year. Locre, west of Kemmel, says an official despatch fromlthc war office today. During the night the British ac'v?nced their line east of Ville-rs-Bretonneux, on the front before Amiens. HEAVY REPULSES. London, April 30.-In the vicinity of Locre the French by counter-attacks yesterday afternoon and evefiing drove the Germans from the remainder of the ground they had gained in the morning. The Germans having been heavily repulsed all along the northern battlefront, the night passed in comparative auiet. ARTILLERY. Paris, April 30.-Heavy artillery fighting oc9urred north and south of the Avre, in the sector of Noyon and along the Oise, tho war office reports. A GRANITE WALL London, April 29.-Germany's armies are hurling themselvies ag-' ainst a granite wall on three sides of the ruined city of Ypres. After fighting of the most'terrific nature, the British and French lin^s , are still intact and the enemy has lost . terrlbly.^. There is no doubt they , intended to attack under cover of the" Ijeavy fog whicti shrouded the whole country side. The British gunners countered, however, with such an ef-� fective barrage that the attack was smasiied. Later the Germans began shelUuk tha whole front heavily and it Became evident that a-heavy assault was under preparation. An S. O. S. from the British front line called down a protective artillery .barrage during the early night and it is believed that the Germans again were cauglit and forced to withdraw, for no' infantry attack followed. MACLEOD Macieod, April 29.--The seeding of wheat w%8 practically finished last week. There is e'stimatod to be 10 pe'r cent more acreage in wheat this year than last, with a.Jarger percentage of sujnmer fallow and new breaking than any year to. the history, of the Macieod district. -The land was better prepared and wiWi, a � greater field work .aiid we believe we "can[care in the selection of seed, also in safely states that, ninety per cent of'tha cleaning of it, the farmers here the estimated wheat' acreage for this vicinity is already''sown. -The absence of mpistui-e "and a germinatlne look for a clean crop., a'here will be. .(fiosTinvm OK Pias 6); Ottawa, April 29.-The fivst Mon- , day sitting of the^ession devoted to government rather/ than ' private business, witnessed th4 advancement of a considerable number of government bills of, minor importance, a stage. The order paper of the house is becpraipg thin, and apart from the budget, the government's railway hills, the . remaining main estimates and the sup-plementaries still to be brought down, there is'^not much business to be disposed of. : It is expected that the hudgwt lie- ; bate will last for several dayr, , Mr A.-; ; H. MacMaster, K.C., Montres! Ijiberal member is likely to be the chief position critic of the government's financial proposals  ' After consideration of government bills tonight there was a dehate on a resolution moved by Frank Glads' of Middlese*. advocating the encouragement of the flax-growing industry  of the Dominion., Mr. Glass empbasizod � the necessity of encouragiag - flax-grbwlng in Canada' in View of the cloa-ing down of sources of supply of .flax fibre tVom Rusaia'anfl Belgiurai The' question was brought up oa motion to ' go into supplv  � ..... ' 10 ;