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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 9, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta GREAT SPRING OFFENSIVE OF THE ALUES OPENS fettjbddge A'OLUMI'. X, J.KTIWIIIDQ'., AI.DKOTA. MONDAY. HJ17, NlJMHUIl BRITISH SMASH NEW GERMAN LINE AUMlAlOINS THE GERMANS AGAINST U.S. Blands Uy Teutonic Ally New Kn- vof AHI- Imssadors Leave. llio aair.o ot Ihc American lilo and government Lo whtcli 'Ilicy look [or guidance, thank you for your Inspiring words, (Sleiicd) Womlrow Wllaou, TIJKKKV-JIULGAIMA April s." Wilson's Reply To King George Umdon, Apr. reply of f'rciMcnt (o Ilifi -t ease BcuL lo him LK Klim liCOfBO BlVCI] OUl I'TU officially "To Ills Ucorgr- V.. KICK null Emperor. raosiiTKQ cornea to me at IhU trlttcnl moment nl our'natlnnal llro in o! tho community uf ccnllniont nnionn tlic Irco of llio world rioivfilrlv- Ing to ill1 ft ml Iliclr IdcalE, to v JnnhUah) Iho lilcsilngE llonnl liidciiandcncn.anil lo up- hold llio rlslils of liuiosnliy. In FJORECOe ALUKH OX OUTKKIKTS OF ST. QUKVITX SUIT SOON Wasiilngloni April Hun. fary, unilcr prcaauie of Germany, lids corned 'dlpiomnllc relations ultli the United SJalcs. llaron Krlcl; flwlcdlneh. Cliargo D'AKalrcs ol tlic Austro-Uungarlon: embassy licrc, called af tlio atnlo doiiarlmcnt loJay 'for paesporlB [or lilnitclr 'niul alaff. Ainosl at llic anincalalc a 'dispatch' was re- ceived from-American-Minister Slov. ut Uerrie .Faying llic dual wcnnr-1 had broken oil diplomatic rcli- KnS'Wldvtlio-United Slates I" Vlen- ra .It Is presumed llils Svas'''dbhc; by -hanrtlng passport.a lo .Grow. 'Amlissa'rtij renllcld, who Imd Vienna on'SalurJnj' probably did Arc 81111 ;i( Work ill Ciuil llnjin (o Hc- covcr Horties Within ;i Short left not esla Unllcd Austrln- Jliinjiarjv. .-.'All: Austrian consular ngehls" -'depart from Lhe UuUeii Slates with llio diplomatic mission, :is was (lie case Vllli Germany. 'Up Lo the tlmo Cliarfio Kwicdinek nsked" for-hls passports. ,110 similar action hid'bcerriuktn i by Bulgaria Kiul Turkey, (joVniany's two otlicr al- lies, rind their rcprescntallvca here illsclnlmciriiavlrig any knowledge ot Iho. Intention llielr governments. H la .expected here they will CoJlotv ly- breaking dlphtaiatlc' relations, i AiuilrlR's'- iirebk-with United Slates- Is a prelude declaration of.'a sbie of war.-Slsly- ivvo tJaj'B elapsed .iiclw'eeii the ureak In relnlions, Lo'clween (lie United KlKles" iiiil Gernlaiiy, and the formal (loclu'rlio'n or a slote-o[ war. How liiFniy.-dayB. will elapse before Cer- ninjiy's ; oilers a Elate oC ivar u-ltli: (jcfmany's nuwesl enemy will lie' decided, cnlircly hy circum- stances. -Diplomatic history of clv- Jlir.atlon centuries Thisiis One Reaaoii; Says Couhl Ciijint-HcVt'ntldflVWhj'Ger- many Mlist'AVin ihe War V Apr.. Apr- Gefmnn' mbnarchlal EyBlciu Is delendcd by Counl Voii" Itcveiillow In Salurdaj-'s issue of Iho Tagcs Zellung nl Ilcrlln ns'the rock.-of the This, he says, Is Ihc TOasoil wliy'Cler- mauy's ciiemlca are.aUerap'ling to un- dermino 11, possibly .wltli 'the assls- lance of-'ihc 'democrallcaliy-lncllned section ot the German people. H also is (he reason .why Germany must Ihe war "under and wllli any means." adds'lhal Ihe hackneyed phrases about'.holding oul until the enemy Is Ineiliieu. towurd peace'arc faulty in uoliiical and'uiiliTj [arj-isenEC, lioybne k'nowsj what! H means. r EerTag. points KrWay! Ihe Germans are fepdrlcrt lured il.OSO men on tne caatern niitl wcElcra .fronle, .Is- about -the number of men It Is suppos.eil.lhc Un- ited Slates nuriioses .s'enilin'g' to Kiir- ouc. This ilib'newspqner says; liovv tiuichly si'ich all. WORK 15Y A HLOU'OUT [Special (o llip r'ornle. April rescuers working In iVumbnr Three .llitiCj Coal Crock, have been unable lo discover any more bodies of en tombed min- ers up to lliis moraine- The break- IriR of Ibc atr circulation by the blow- ing oul of an overcast which was en- I countered -Saturday morning, lias rc- tnrtlcrl progress until a ncvr ovcrcasl i could ho built In and circulation ic- i established. Tltls took much Lime as a passage large enough to permit of ihe handling or material has (o be made. Tire advance party dare not'go be- yon u tile blown-out overcast until a new one was Ui place as the mine be yond that point was full.of gas, ren tiering advance .Impossible until. air circuJalJon vtas restored...." _ _. Tills worE-. having keen restore; the explorers are ficlltrJE ah'eat again and'hbpts. are entertained tha the bodies -eft the thirty, cntomhei men may be Tlic funeral of the Tour men u'hos- bodies were. recovered lael Frlda: took place this morning at. leu o'clock MANY VITALPOINTS "irindcnlnii'g IMcnces Penetrated at Jlauy I'oinl.s and Indication Is That General Offen- sive Has Ilniff' Optimistic ol' Success of Drive. 0 HUM AX PRISONERS ARK SAID TO HAVE KKKX CAPTURED1 Map' shelving atlTancc o[ the allies In the present sweep. "St. Quentin menaced end l.atcre IB likely to fall any time. Five Billion slate of war--ini-nrla'bly fol- "break jin diplomatic relations -powers. QitlicT aside front this Aiijlria lias B'.i'.iscfiusd .even It only academicatly, I'D .Germany's campaign of .ruthlcas- iiCES, aithough slic-ltos nsi carried It out aEQlnst Aniorlcini Intercsls, Uc- sitJes ]3" considered lhal II 'wuithi Vie', qiillo" have r.broad in. Ihe U.nilnd Stales on n fricnUjr- status diplomatic ami >con- tulnr a'gcnli; of Germany's ally. V, (3wcden lo AcL. Austria-Hungary Sweden to Iflkc over hcrMnlcrcsU In llic Un- AM vAnierican consular officers n3 well 23. 'diplomats .will bo ivlthilrntvii from Auatrla-Hungary Spain vllj take nvci; the Interests of the Un- ited Slates, In 'Austria, Alt Austrian consular ''officers, as as diplo- mats 'will 'he wiLlidrau-h from lli'c .United Stntca, .Shrps. Ilosion; April sleaui- er Rrny, !lhc only Austrian rclugcc at'lhls'porl. was seized today, Austrian Etcaumhlp Martha Washington nnd today Bolzed hy HID customs anthorUIcs. force might he wiped out. The Hague, via of the German ,papers, ,cprn- fort'their readers wiih' awuraho- that German suhmarines..will 'prevent any American ships from" bringing troops Europe and' that the only real aid America can', -give the allies will be finance. Newport. Austrian (ed lodayi; l Vn., .April Budapest was scit Pa.7 .April The Collector of. the- rort ot Phil ail elnhia. today took poss'cfaioc of Ihe Austrian lleamef Franconia. N'ew April Three Austrian1 steamers, Clara, Anna, nnil Teresa, were taken In charge todor- Apr. Ferfernl ou IhprHics hero were expected loday lo seize "llic steamships Morrow! U 'nnd the Campania, Iho only Austrian s In' Texas v.alers. Tampn, Apr. H. Tho Austrian Ucamor DOrnco, tied up here, WRS lak In charge today In" to to nil anthorl lies. For the purpose of rousing inleresL ant) cnLhusiuBiu In tlic national parks of Caiiatla, the most ImporLunt of Which are locntcil in Alberla bml hvithln easy. reach" of D. J ohnson, of the nalioiuil parks servlcc-al speak shoit linic'al St aria nil this evening inn! will llluslrsLo his talk with slides 6r- iiicLurcs of the various parks. anO also a reel of.moving yicturcs-of trip througJi the liioimlnins. .'Mr. Jobnaon Is imrtieularly desirous_. of Interesting the members of the fiulc club.tu llic parka, aa llic govcrntncnl Is maklnB grcal cfforL lo develop auto roafls throush Ihe ticularly through.Ihc llnaff nnd crton Lakes parks." An auto reserve lias Leon established in Hnnff "liark where nulolsts will be nLle lo s'ccure lent, accommodation and will be able lo camp outdoors nnd secure Kui In the ordinary'way. -Mr. johnsonj says that Canada cnplured the hulk pt lourlst traffic from the ,U.' S. last year and are making R great bid for it again (his year. -The national parts of. Canada earned last year' a total of which is nnc.cyl- the inuuoiisc'itsjieL they are Budge Washington, April de- cision, to. introduce a 000 bond issue measure on Thurs- day in'the house was reached to- day -by Secretary McAdoo and Representative KHlnsy of Illin? oiar the ranking-''" Democratic member, of th: ways anil means committee. WANT JOINT COMMITTEE, Waehlrgton, April joint resoiuticn .for joint coninitttee.-on the conduct of the, was sim- ulUneously today- by Senatpr Weeks of Masiachiitells and Representative 'Madden of Illin- ois: both'-Hepiibllcans. I.oiulon, niilisli early lliis niorninfi attacked lio (icniuiii linos on a wide front from :i point south of A.miS; o soulli of Lens, Dins opciiini; what is believed lo lie Ills general offensive. Tlie movement lias licen looked forward lo eagerly for sonic days.- 1'Iic offensive ol the Diilisli flying coips in the laller part of asl week, Ihc altaek on Zcchruggc Saturday niyht tlie ac.liv-; ity of llic I'rchch in Dclgiuni as shown in ycslcrdny's official com- .nunicalion from considered the prcliidc lo inipprlant, military operations. The Urilisli commander, General llaig, whose rcporls iilways niodcsl, snys llic German line Ijtis liccn pciiclratcil cvcr'y-j where and thai salisl'acloi'y 'progress' was.made in tlic .direction' of Camlirai imd St. Qiieiilin, two im.xn'lanL positions, in connect linn wilh.lhc new .Clerinan line. Tlic exlcnsipn of tlic attack northward to Lens was intended to give Ihc Urilisli more eljibw room for Ihcir operations ffoiii Arras lo tlic poiiil-of with tlic French around 51. Qncnlin. Apr. perieiralccl: Gcrhiliii... lines all along a Lens, .the .win: tifjicd 'ininoiincc's. TlnJ-slaleiHcrtf tlircclioh qf Cambfai they liave slormeil., llic ..yilliifies of pcnelraiedllavrincoiirl Vvopil-..In the -direction of. Si. Qudritiii. Hip Urilisli took Frc'snoy-Lc-Pclil and advanced their line spiiih-; e.isl of Lcvcrfiuier. N'o estimate of, Ihc iiunihcr of Germans captured can ycl he given, the'statement.1 says, .bill the iiiimbci1 is considerable. Hefcrring lo'llic'allnok oirthc.-. front between Arras and Lens, Hie slatomen'I says: "We are making ton1 progress nl nl statement, which isjinicd 11.2S a-m., follows: "We at-: lacked at 530 o'clock.lliis morning on a wide.Front from smith1 of Arras lo south oi' Lens. .Our pcnctrat-, cd llic enemy's lines ami ate making salisfactory progress atTaU' points.' In the dircblioii of.Cainbrai we stormed the llermics and penetrated inlo rHavrincpurL wool.- m.ihc direction 'qf.-'Sl. Quenlin Fresnoy-Lc-T Jclil and udvancedbn'r lines SOLIIheasl of Lcverguder. "No ealimalc of prisoners token c'rin.yci be given, bill consider-'; ible niimbcrs arc reporlcd'capliircd." IIZES4BQAIS Havana, April out ot her leeiiii as a "rapnulie, Is at war .wiili Germanyi Tlie first of the Villa Moves Toward U. S. Apr.. Is mov- ing rapidly towards'the American border with three thousand troops, General'Murguia announced here tr-day, beforViiavIng for Cassas Grandes with four" thousand de- facto troops to carry out an en- vefoping moventent against Villa. Latin-Anicrican countries to Hit of the range Unitcil Iiondon, April air lire nlghls In northern '.France--. Dritish ncroplanes carried oiil''.'nuin.erous raids 'and dropped niore' than long of -bombs.'.- mn'cMnra the of- ricial Blatcmcnl 'from ;-llritish In I-Ynnco :tonlghl- and IS were spcn'io crash lo the gTOund anil -31 German machines vrerc driven dbv.ri damtE- cd. Ten" down In names.- EXPLOSION AT .KRUPPS." April The Tclcgraaf Bays ilial an explosion In'lhc Knipp Works at Ks'scn'rtirt con- (o Cmiada. ADMITS HE PLOTTED TO BLOW UP CANAL New York, April Alfred FriU-3n, indicted a ycar-ago In an al- leged Oermnii ronspiracy lo lilow up the Wclland caiml, loday ciilUy In iho conrl anil was sentenced lo IS months in the pc.nilontiary and to nay n fine ol Jl. Stales nnrl Ihe enlenle allies. At T.IG'-Salurday night 1'rcsMcnt Mcno- call affixed his sieuatnre lo the joint resolution passed unanimously late in (he afternoon by both senate house without n voico be- ing :rntscdr thus puUing into effect the declaration thai a slate of exists between Cuba anil.the Imper- ial German government. Cuban authorities promptly seized four "German ships interned in Ho harbor. -t sMcrabtc il 3S workmen. O ami sertausly ffouurt- KAISER ORDERS SOME REFOHMS. AmsieVjam, April s, via Wtlliam nas or- dercrt Chancellor Ucthmann-HollvveE srfimll to.lilni certain'proposals for Ihe rnrorm of the Pnisslan electoral law, lo bo discussed anil put inlo the conclusion of peace. An ot-. TiciaJ -telegram from Ucrlln annoiincin.; this order Hint It forcshadona also llic rcforra of the npscr ciianibcr, of the Prussian diet. v v HUN DESTROYER IS SUNK London, April Gcr- man destroyer was. sunk and another daiuagcJ-sevcrcly last nighl off the llelglan coast, tlie adnilrallv announ- ces. SEIMWOR Spot Wheat Local track wheal May" oats Way Max MinnV.. Low 208.4 191 58 67 285 "This week wjll see' either-a set', tleineiil readied'or" a, strike preclM- latcd'1 said a local mine 7to the LIcrnlil. this "mornlnjj in'diac ins the outlook of the conforence hv- twccn miners .and .operators tit Cal- gary. It is" understood ;lh'at' the. operators have conceded an Increase of 15 pc cent over the wage schedule ol the old agreement. ".The miners' rcpre nlntives arc considering. this, Uellevuc mines arc still Idle loday, not having gone hack to work since, (lie. 'old agreement ex plied- The Coal Creek mines arc also Idle on account oj the recent explos- ion. The North Collieries are idle undergoing J WEATHER 30 iForccait: Unsettled with local fells of snovj or rain. Rollerdamr Apr. S, via" London; persons who have ".arrived icrc from Germany todaj; bring ".in- formation that much discontent exists among'the Teutonic' Ir'oops at Ihe ironl. One reason for this discontent s' the distinction made b'clweeii'offic- ers and men ns regards, the of- ficers being provided with every.lui- .While informants there was no. likelihood of revolution jdufr ing (lie war, lliej' saiil social democratic doctrines Imcl gained, e.nor- mous acceptance 'among tlie'ineii at llio froiii, anil predict IhaLa Urtal wave of socialism would sweep over'Ger many as soon .is hostilities wore con eluded. most rcmi 3500 Prisoners April Some J prisonsre have been captured In the new'drive -against this Ger- .man lines rfay one of armlet neuter's correspon- dent at British 'headquarters in France telegraphs today. Priton-. en have been coming In an end-': less 'procession, correipbn- dent -.reports. in- creasing In intensity as the tie British casuaU tics thus far are reported com- parativety alight. The fighting Line from Lens lo> Arras is approximately ten miles lop; unj lies directly north oE the field the German retreat. The fact that the line has been penetrated Ly Lhe BriL- ish all along ihis vride [rent (hat. the movement Is a general- offensive. That It Js proniig a, s fill drive mrsnt thai being made" sLaU joints." New Phase of Operations An 'entirc'iiew phase of operations -v. oij'the iveslern front is thus opened is inilicalctl njr the'stater-' 1 prORresa la They added -.liial one" of the I The Dttacli- represents Ihe larkalilo feats iii ETcateat rtajigcr the GerfnWs day is tlie apparent dcnurtattdri of llic men in llic country. Enormous num- bc-rs of men arc being cpniiimaHy sent to Lhe fro'ni. t-- PORT OF NEW YORK CLOSED DURING NIGHT Now York, April jiqrl. of Ncvr-York will hereafter, be'closed at 6 p.m. every nlghL to hi) ships passing in and out, it was announced at the customs house today. v PERE MARQUETTC I'; PANAMA I.N IT TOO. Panama. April Tho iircs'ulenl ot Ihe republic of Panama, Dr. on signed. "n proclamation yesterday 'afternoon- commilling rah- ama unrcpcrvedly. lo Iho assistance of the United SlRtcs III Iho defense of tlie canal. .Tiio has cclleil of. all German consuls In Panama. r BRAKIES KILLED. SI.-Thomas, pnt.. April Two Pore brahCT J- men. Kied Dickson' McKcnzle, holh of SU-ThoniBs' were Killed falliiigVtronl'. v Hie lop. of Ihcir v son Saturday tercliffc. end MacKc'rizle' day. raomiTis irhcn l.eRnilnglon. v it dajigcr the Germapg; is In the recent fighting en I was driven Into the German lines loulhea'et of Arras. Loii5 rnglpn, Into which IheV 7. Iritisli arc driving, is coal; iolcl which Ihe Germans have since tLelr this territory- early in Ihe T opening of Iho new 'offensive -hail; been foreahadowctl in intense aerial'" nctEvilr of the p'asl iwo br three daysv.O n which hundreds of aoropmiies" nareL1 hecn engaged on bolh. siiles, the Drilish.haTe continued ihjjr In Ihe. field ot, ULC advance repojted.- Hennies and paTlicii-, larly .impqrlant. In their drive towards St. Quenlln .ho capture ol Frunoy-Le Ibo Uritish 'miles -'of- St. Queniln's putSKIrls.. French Report Paris, April cen Sommo and Ihc Alsne patrol cncotml-'; crs "occurred during Ihc says lo-> day's war office-BTmonncenienl! had :wcalhcr acllrc artlllcrj- figfatine" sectors.: ;