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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 30, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Rf)AY, MAnCil ;^0,-1018 NUMBER 92 SON WEST FRONT QUEBEC UNDER MARTIAL LAW Firm; Fighting Has Somewhat Slackened The Germsfiis Are Now Within 12 Miles of Amiens But British ; Line Is Steady-Hun Attempt To Reach Arras Was, Most Disastrous for Themselves-Situation Better Now London, .March 30.-Hopes that the German rush-has been check-till definitely have been raised by tho defeat which the enemy has suffered in'Tils first attempt to capture Arras. However, It Is realized there is still a great menace In the sltuation_.south of tho Sommo and that tho fate of Am-lens hangs in the balance. Further attacks^are looked for. British Army- Headquarters In France, Maf. 30.-The situation today from tho entente viewpoint, is reported more satisfactory. Along tho British section of tho battle front last night was comparatively quiet. London, Mar. 30.-The Germans attacking yesterday at Demuin and Mozforca pressed back the British from Moziercs, th* ^Var Office announces. All the enemy's attempts to capture Demum broke down after .sharp fighting which lusted .throughout tho afternoon. London,'March 29.-(Via' neuter's .Ottawa Agency).-"The lino holds" la un essential fact "as -re-'gardfe the situation; despite consld- ' -arSWer'German advance- oh -south' racked'by>Mont Didler and the oxtoriMou of the.attack In the; dlr-.  octlbn" of Arras.' Tho: strikO;:>;at' .. ;M6nt cldieV�1h^Je'li'Jris-jprobably"' aiming jj^ the* separation of the, allied arniies, .'1s . admittedly ser-iofas, because the. Paris, railway-is' -I ondang'ered", rbht the general 'din- ' position of experts is to'.reserve judgment of tho ultimate .'.consequences pending the intervention of the allied reserves. NO ATTACKS . London, March 29.-Apart from local fighting at dltferont points,' tho enemy.has not pressed his attacks today north of the Sommo, according^ the official Statement issued by the.lVar Office tonight. > 12.'Miles,Of Amiens London, Mar. 30.-Tho lioavy continued pressure of tho enemy's converging movement lias brought the Germans to within about 12 miles of Amiens. The British line is now west of Marcolcave and Demun, but do' plto this the situation is fetill regarded as hopeful. While tho enemy ad' vancoOias not yet been arrested, it certainly has, been greatly retarded. Tho explanation for tho movement en Arras, according to French critics, lu that the Germans felt that tho shape of the.salient drlvon into the British line exposed them t6 flank counter attacks and they extended their offensive toward Arras. How ever, although the enemy achieved some local .successes, Including*, the capture of a British battalion which fought courageously until surrounded the attempt to capture Arras failed. French military authorities feel Very hopeful over their success in baffling the enemy design to drive down tho valley of the Oise and de-cla'ro that 'tno; German attempt to break through at'the junction of the IBrltlsh and French armiert Ifrejtohnrmlos;-. never 'will bo broken as. tho- junction fa )now oevered . by ��^French forcos strong enough to meot' � Nall'evontunlltibs.\. ;, "Eighty-seven,' enemy divisions have been identified:on 50 miles of battlo-front, comprising.the best of tho Get-, man troops."   / - Enormous .Cest to Enemy . ' ) . ;British,' ArmyHeadquarters in " France,(Mor. 2B.-7;(By the Associated ' Press),-The Gorman, attempt* to force . tho British back-along the' Scarpe and j capture Arras'coBt them an enormous price in casualties, Although / they used. 10 divisions north ,�f the' river, , the British liej. -' -..  .',''....'. That sector of the long battle front lying south. of tha ? ? ? 4 RED 0UARO8 LOSE 10,000 *  London, Md,rch; Wr~Finnish  4* Rod Guardshave'been defeated Bingfoi'B - by the jiovernment ^ * > ;.!*,   , , ,., ,. ,'V*S.r;.iSU."'.>...;? THE CATEGORY Ti ,'(Spccnii|to. the Herald) Edmonton,1.A3t^., March 28.-That a million- dollars^will ho requifed for absolutely neejesiry liridge construction in the southern part of the province was thai-statement of Premier Stewart Inj'ttfis- leglnlature Thursday night, and he added that the work was compulsorlly iyjostponed because of the-present financial conditions. .It' would bereft waste of money he pointed, out in�the fact of past experi ehce^td use vypod in the bridges required over Ui� Red Deer River and Bow RIve^/'.^L Prevtiwial Police Force Jn adrtitlonijto bridge construction the relaUdn ot-the provincial police force to the Enforcement of the 11 qupr And i&imQpm acts Was also discussed' w^ii��Ste^ houso ^was. in com-terltteo.-of tiiipjrhole on supply',  and the. premier ^mpliaticalljr;: declared that jvhlle clothes nlea would be used thereijftptd he no dlviskitt'of the force lnt^oitiji6jparate branches. The force >a^w-wfiq^ would enfoncd. the liciuqr,4�i^idio aa'nip as any*oth�r'laws enacted," hyvth^-legisUtui^.--^. '- I ;i The first niiu^6r'-"ndnfltie'el\ thaU Info^ement �vdutn be" madevmore aiFf ficulf if as* had been: stated' in the house.policemen engaged In dlecharg-ingV'thisTduty would not'be Regarded as^dieefnt,'and respectable members of ai)6iety. '-The; house on rising adjouriied" un-tii'-Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock. :vl i- 'High Lawyers' Fees. .Complaints ot overcharges by mem-bers~of'"n.he legal profession, and of minor .officials in the land titles office at .Calgary being underpaidlwere. made- during the consideration of tho legal, estimates hy tho legislature in committee of the whole house on Thursday afternoon. . ^ ,. In .connection with the latter Premier.Stewart definitely promised that the civil service reform act would bo brought down this session, and that it would fix a maximum and minimum scale of salaries of employees in, all departments of the government. - It was James Weir, the member for -Nanton, who raised the question of high lawyers' fees. Mr. ^. F. Ewing replied (hat the most critical care was taken by the law society in investigating complaints,' and that whorover there is the 'slightest chanco of .a prosecution, proceedings were taken before a judge, it the society found the complaints to be well founded; ' ' It was not simply criminal conduct that was .investigated but conduct that-was impugned to be dishonorable and unprofessional. -� i "Let any man," declared the member for ..West Edmonton, "take action against- a lawyer who does not act honorably." AH. T. -Montgomery also commented on the exorbitant legaf Charges. ' Mr. Ewing nn3wered there were court rules regulating all costs. � \V;-'. M; Davidson asked who made the rules. What supervision had the legislature? - Attorney General Cross said the rule's were prepared by a commission upon which the judges were represented, -appointed by order-in-couucil. ""Lawyers make their town rules, provide- their own regulations and enforce..them In their own way/' was ttie,;;comment of the member for ^orth-Calgary. "The people'are suffering, and thero is no redress,^ l-'rfe- - Medical. Feesi' .-He, also complained ,ol the tees charged by doctors, aud said that the modlcal society hud a- double sche-duUv one fair, and another exacting. Hhdahotlegislature any luthority, he asked, over these assessments? If ifz had It should exercise it in \ behalf ot the people. , IE Tremendous Damage on Enemy j Forces By The Allied Airmen London,. Mar- 29.-Sixteen German airplanes" were put out of action yesterday by the British,-It is announced officially.' The statement follows: "A majority of - our attacks were made on enemy groups on the battle front Thursday south ot the Somme, where large "concentrations of the .enemy were constantly reported. The work continued until dark, in spite of TftnstormBr?ancl low', clouds. Tw'e'nty-six"1ions'-�Y";bomBs ,were dropped^ and ifiiijiioy a.Quarter of a miUIon'rouijda were fired upon -definite? targets'''" "There was, noti muph fighting considering the dumber,' of British machines Iri the air but on the battle front* the fire, from .the ground became very, heavy. Nino German, machines were brought down, five others were disabled and'two were shot down by fire' from' the ground. Twelve  of our machines'.are missing." .(Continued ok Page 8) Paris," March 29.-Seventy-five persons were killed and ninety wounded, J_most of. them women and children) when a shell fired by-a German long range gun fellon.a. church in the region of Paris'in.which Good Friday services were being hi-J, according to an official communication' issued this evening. "~ Among those killed: was H. Stroeh ltn, counsellor of the Swiss of the legation in Paris. This same church :.was,8truck by a shell during the, celebration of High Mass last Sunday and many casualties resultod. .' The killing of the women and children who were praying in- the church.has caused.-a feeling of horror and intense indignation in P/iris.. BELIEVES SECOND -. Quebec, March 30.-The exemption | records of the registrar for the Quebec military district, the destruction of which is believed to have been one of the chief aims of the.rioters who last night attacked the offices of tho Quebec Chronicle, L'Evenment, fired the Auditorium building and brought about the intervention of the militia under tho provisions ot the Riot Act, are safe. At an early hour this morning, it was announced that the'records had been deposited in a- specially constructed vault and were Inject. A number of papers were destroyed but they were of unimportant character. Tho damage is estimated at?30,000. There have been no arrests so far as is known. ' . Fresh Rioting Quebec, March 29.-Rioting broke out afresh in Quebec tonight at nine o'clock and mobs of young men paraded the main streets of the city.- The unruly element in the, throng soon got the upper hand and attacks w.ere made upon the newspaper offices of the Chronicle, and L'Evenment, two pap ere whichyhave supported the Military Service Act, the enforcement of which caused the outbreak lastTtiigh't' when three Federal policemen jfengag'ed^.'tri rounding up absentees :frpm\du'ty v.^ef'e savagely attacked andyfiadly beaten. '/ Thci.poUcj^ of the city "appedred^pow-eriess tC' check, the ecowd.;;.Mayor, L^a^igUBur^teieplroned' the^;vrGhrbnicle office arid warned., the* employees that) an attack on'the building' Waspfehdihg'. The. mayor was understood. Jo-to�ve-| asked the Chronicle~tov"aro the^best Ihey could." . Was Whipped ; ''Quebec, March 29:-Further,reports tg the police on the rioting here last night after Federal .officers had arrested and released'an exemptjedjinil^ tary service man, state, that Arthur Evanturel, one of fhe officers, was hanged to a post and jvhippedv into unconsciousness. When he emerged from the police station, where he took refuge with his companions, Leon Belanger, now in hospital'-with a" fractured skull, and M. P." Lamondon, Evanturel attempted to escape, but was seized by the crowd. Belanger is said to be resting easily this morning. Govt. To Act Ottawa, Mar. 20.-Early this morning the premier had a conference with the minister of. justice and tho chief of tho general staff with respect to yesterday's occurrence..in . Quebec. Steps have been taken to obtain a full nnd accurate account'of the disturbances. In pursuance of that purpose a representative of -, the government left today for Quebec. Firm and adequate, steps will he taken by the government to enforce respect for the law and to prevent the obstruction of officers appointed to carry out the. provisions of the Military Service Act. MonttfenI},.i Mar.cli %v 29.-Le Kevoir quotes Registrar .Go'dln us announcing: -t;.:' .�:.>'>" ;� >. ' ' �>: � � "It isjVnot improbable that the second class,under' the. Military. Service act will soon.be" caljed�up as the. number of men. sefiu^ed in the first class is not qiiiitCen^ughi',r^V; i * . De Devoir states', it lias received private tnforma^lpii'io^ the' effect that the second class ^w^ir'^e called up in June. ___._- --j^ n, ier, ilsn ill of pneumonia, Reu-  f fjjr's \ ^correspondent: '/reports. iliThe {correspondent? also. says 'it tia-repprt�Tplshevlki, . whichA->i;tfBJi--,a|.ruok. yesterday ' by ai shell\fromVtho^German * ? long range'gun''have . found  mote bodlpsr It-Is now known  that 54'wbiiien were 'killed. -.- An official' statement issued * in Paris:last/night'said 75 perl-Bons had. beeiv killed and nine-; , ty wounded, - most ot whom  were women 'an4;jchlldien, by,  a' shell 'wtytch fe^ll on a. church 4> SHIPS! SEXTANTS �j Washington,' March 30.-Requisit-foned Dutch ships when -taken over by American naval off leers were found to have been stripped of their-sextants and other valuable navigating instruments. . Many- had been-taken ;by ships' officers who were about to sail for home on the liner Nieuw Amsterdam and the delay of forty-eight hours in the vessel's departure was said today to'have been due to the necessity for recovering them,- ,  JAPS READY TO STEP IN ANY TIME p London, March 'SO^Tlw fear Ts rightly entertained that'.Germa"ny's crowd raised a \ cheer. Soon they had gained the top floor. There could be heard sounds ot furniture -breaking and through the windows were thrown floods of exemption forms, notices to report for ser-  vice and all the other documents they could lay * their lmnds on. The applause was terrific. As the building, burst into flames tha crowd sing "O-Canada." Mayor Lavigueur told the Canadian-Press today that the strictest measures have been taken today to prevent' 1 tho re-occurrence of the riots here. General Langley. commander of tho: Quebec military district, said that he had not yet received instructions ' to^ > [�proclaim martial -law, but that meas-'  ures are being taken to protect the  property and lives of citizens. Organized Attempt . Quebec, March 30.-There was evi-'' > dently an organized attempt to destroy tho exemption records but it failed be-, cause the actual reports on cases were in a specially constructed vault. The' plot was generally known in certain * quarters all day yesterday. ^Young ; men are reported to have announced that^there "would be some fun at the registrar's office on Good Friday." : to the situation and a meeting 'of tha\ v> cabinet has -been called-for the1 eartg*,. afternoon to discuss.the matter. - It � ,/ is understood that the chief of the.gen- r -oral staff, General Gwatkin, and. the t -government- have been in close,-com^ : municatiop with General Landry, the ^ J general officer commanding military" C forces-in the -Quebec ^district. i >. j| -.This morning tiie government has " -been in communication' with Colohel i ' Machin, the.. special representative i A'; sent to Quebec: yeaterday^Bnd it", is, be-"1 lleyed that, a confidential report 'hai 'been received.. from' -him:' dealing vwjthll'^l the Eituatlon'as that wnlch happened ' and la likely to develop,-, >1 1 ' \ \ M ;The;matterv otvproclalming'rma];tlal| law .was not,, it is understood, yet beeoj considered by the .government,,1^j}af| i� likely to depend on whether,?ori not t there is,renewed' disturbances/y� - -\ WEATHER High LOW foraeattTFalr an�l mild, \J\ V1 09 1589219? ;