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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 10, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta BRITISH iAPTUREfo PRISONERS .VOJ.WJIi J.KTHimilMiK, AI.BUItTA, TUCSDAY, AI'JIIJ, 1UI7 NUMHICH 101 BRITISH DELIVER SMASHING BLOWS AT ARRAS CANADIANS' BI0 VICTORY IN THE STRONGEST DEFENCE Our fioys Hold Post So Valiantly Taken No Ivxphiiuitiou oi' Sd'iil- cgy Ciifi'jSalisl'y al'IIoniy.of New (icr- Rcvcrsii a( An- Big Surprise. (fly' Philip Glbbs) Wnr Cprrdapohdcnls Via London, achieved heroic success by-gaining Vlniy Hid go, tha high dominating ground which was the scone 'of some ol the fiercest French bailies In the rirsL part of Iho and.-whlcli was a great wall de- fending 'DquaK-" -f r tli'p .relreaL from Ilapaume mid news should be al 'IliiindorboU'iii Germany, :learine ro'ib'the-''blind aiid raising iv new poacoi Somevtrenches wero'taken by the lelp of Untie., which advanced-upon Ihciq.Iu Ihclr leisurely wny, climbing up Hie bank's and over -parapets. for a while to rest and then, shattcg ma-1 I from .steel i a deadly flro Into' I ine enemyV position, and BO 'master- Scarpa II Niw York, "April" to 'the- Chlcigo British' hatfc been defraying U- beatf at all of.ont a day ilnce laltec- ly at an even higher Infl to Informatlonireeolve'd here In thi'TnQhtV1 fbl.lowlnp Iht- declaration of .'vunYeitrlcted warfare Mid the Brltlih thlpl lank U'.liibiriirlnei..' It Is Known Hie Hi (life Conmiiimls I'raich In- April Canadians have thoroughly ground lorn from I he Germans yesterday and arc fuily to make further In- roade Immediately ,uron his forllfka- U0113. The Canadian commond Euettally Is congratulating Itself upon Lho plc- 1 rnent of attended the Rescuers.Still, Proceeds .Funeral of V tteadMine (Special'lo tlit _ Kernle. of young Albert was found falling rock .ho'chcst. ,Dci story wlilclfia cllll tielng fpuEhi.'-j-A's'I yrrllo, out "of liirnJolJ, ;.lln rainstorms whicb turned a few minutes, only brief "reports come back. They ero alL'jood reports ao far. The at- Inck about "which ,1 know most'Yru the one' round Here the en- enjy's, lines'ran'-right Into the of 9t. Laurent-arid Blansy, wheroonce tli rough e chink fn the wall only Boyen yards away. 1 saw a Gorraan .mortiin'B our men the, Germans, out'.of these positions and went stolidly' through Ihe enemy trenches to In .marshes below the river Ma panfl; cjongsldo ling ro the IlQ-WIW by'the ami .about eath beeiTth- of Arras, the enemy 'was afraid of the attack "and lii" withdrawn all buL lo the trenches fur- he "reflated .fiercely pin ,Iire. Crumble. The south of Arras was enormously 'strong, but our bom pounded It- and our men, went.through1; without inuoh loss, to fhc reserve" 'support] Ircnches, Ihen on to a chain of nosla .In lliu! .li'nri'cat trench, !which- was strongly held, and" after, heavy lighting: ivllhj .hombs dud'hayoneta to the olwcrva- toVy ridge, from which for Iwo'yrtrs and a1 half Ihe enemy looked down, directing" five of Ills batteries agulnat Iho French abd JMtfsEi positions. South of Tllley (here were two formlrtnhlp fwslllpns called Harp and Telegraph'- Hill, -tile' former being .a fortrcaa trenches shaped like an Jiarp J.iUcr rising lo a high 'mound..1 vThe whole syslcm of trenches taken as far as the or and north again along .Viniy ridgo. which" la keep the air along, willi. (tip. wprkerH.. The retcuora havn'to drag boardR iti'd other material'over itjla poBstble (or-I'men'i lo '.craw1 The BbliU are Hii'bour TiiU the Vork coriUnues nighl and day 11 fa thnught reached yel-lhla bodies were rescued Friday; to'ok'place today. -Three of Patrick lackey the or the fiefntlng. Jnme'B Lurled- front Parlors arid the con rhurch. "TheVseryicesMh ol Ihe Holy Family alve. Fire tenrtnnce. .The with Iho chanting nnd most V, The Fernle-Cpal Creek tiandiTvaa.oul in (iiU-sirciulli.' nnd IMjhe.lbTJS.pro- ccngton Lo" Ihe cemetery. 'ollowlng the renialn: T.ontlon. "Apr. of the sue- es-sful oponlnj-: of the new British of- cnslvo has sllrred Intense hitcrcst ml high hope among the people lirougliout (he country. Whatever the nemy may hayo claimed as to (he re- roat lit the Soinme sector been rranecd ant) strategical, It le con- endeil Ihnt Ihclr recoil Lefore the >loiv dcMvercd Ju Iho stc- or cannot be explained nM'ay In any uch manner. It Is urged tliat there s no possible voluntary clement In his retirement and that there ran be 10 dispute as to who look the IniLia- ive. A new chapter in the cotillicl on the vestcrn front has begun and whether or not It Is to prove the beginning, of z decisive battle, it Is bound, according o-ihc.prevalent opinion lead to results of the highest Importance. The mnln feature of the baltjc thus far on which attention has been fpcus- cd is.' the 6r -Vimy inioienscfXvolue ;'of .this eerie's heighta. which, tbe, "plain from an eteTaiion of to.BOfl feel lias been recognized throughout the war amV great sacrlll.ccu'Jiave been re- garded -aa they resultcc In "its possession.; The French anil Germans fought fiercely for the con trol of.lh'e ridge in the summer of 1915, both sides. Kufferiiig heavjr-loss- es, bat in the end trtn Germans, hehl the main portion ot the position. Later the the French line ond'were ousted by" the Gcrmans'froni part.of the ridge which had been won by .tlieir predecessors. One .military' crltlc.'.corrjmentiuB on the present bat- Ilius described (he Imporlanco "of the Vimy heights: They arc adiullluilly the tiastiprt. of the-eueiny's western line. Whatever offeanlve. The Doc he must hava Kncmy'e machine known fierce was preparing for him ID Hie .Canadian sector, In thai paaL he has been tormented ..nlfliiJy wJth raids and by day -lias- endured the never- ceasing purgatory of artillery fire. Despite this he seem to have ictn prepared'for an onslaught as lhat which crumpled hie front line yesterday, Our latent Jn format Ion shows that Canadians arc ailll snudlag priEon llbil of them were discovered In holejj or pDckels or forllTicaliona or under heaps ol Umber and harbed wire thrown down In ono grand dis- order ijy nur high explosives. Our own casualties arc not heavy consid- ering the force of Infantry employed. Kncmy'e machine guns perhaps were the mo at formidable factor lo doa wilti. The Canadians made an aver- age gala of a 'couple of miles, al- though this Is 2 poor illustration o (he ot.tha rboult, in Ihe light of fact that the whole cap lured ground corisUtrited part of (he vest, German fortress system. Terrible Explosion in llj-S.; 150 Killed Cheiier, Pa., 'Apr. 10. An plosion today 'iif Ihe plant cf the Eddyetope -AmfpunitEgn Cgrporo- tlon at Eddyito'ne, Pa., near here, ii r-poiled tb-haVerklllcd tlfty to Sf veral hvn- in- ts (CONTINUED ox PAOE 0) Hut No Pauen- gers S'aye Four Have i ...'.Landed Waablnglon, April'. ..JO. Consul SEHLEIN10F Machlm In behind Catholic church and alon, a'very Jong wHyj to the h'lllaldn. ThB'iblner'a' iVrilpnAvas out in large numbers in a Jameg.Henry Rlachfnr yri5 old and leaves a widow.amUtwcrchjl- dren to.mnuni' his iosa." .Firman, BenQ- r.elh was 29'years old-pud single; Pat- rick Gormley was single o[ age. Hugh Jlolaekey was'aOjVeare old ant! his'.laihljy" does not reside here. ol [lowers were "placed lipoH.lhe cprfina by loving friends closing life's cMpler for those who rest beneatii Parties Concerned Are More Optimistic Tlmn Ever of. a Satisfactory Arrangement SUB DESTIlbYiER'is' Wilmington, S.rfAlrre Dii'Pont tonlEht ann'onncid his In- (fnllon of lumluf orer to.the govern- mbnt a submarine dMtroyor o[ a.new type cooiiriictlo'n at .Brlfl- tol, It. which eiperU lo 'be bne-of'lh.e :moBl" ellic- font yet eon'ralved.' It li'to be of all- atfiel construction, 110 feet i long; feel beam. and.ft drift of said, vlrti from' .yThe-hospHal al; Ridley Park, at town near reports. that four charred bodies and twelve in- jured perigns have been recover-. ed: rThree of the Injured die. According report 50. bodies are 'In the'Cheiter-morguerand 40 In- Jured 'pertont' are in Chester hos- pital. At- noon It laid that -from '50 to 150 pertons had been killed and. about -200 Injured. whfcfi wag'canNned la the shrapnel loading building In which It 'originated, hid been; subdued. In this biilEdlng about ,400 men, 'women, 'boy a and girls wsre em- ployed as loaders. 1 Terrible Diiatter Pa., Apr. 10. The ter- rlfic explciton at th'e -great .plant bf-ihe--- Eddystone Ammunitions Corporation at -Pa., a mile from this city, is reported to haVe killed from 125 to 250 per- arid Injured at leatt 300 more. Railroad officials asiert that near- ly; 300, were killed, :hut this eiti- male cannot be confirmed.; .The little Chester morgue is fitted with .bodies, and they are piled up on the sidewalk outside. the building. It Is stated the building -In which the explosion occurred was for making time fuse's For shrapnel. The were most- ly. Women and young girls. At tlic undertaking place of Cor mcr White there .'are oljehty boiUc eventy-nliie being (hose of girl 'houaarids'of employed a he ploiii, inost of them coming fron lilladclphia; fen mil PS awav. The were -allraelcil high wage1 laid. The, explosion -occurred soo .fter JO -o'clock io the flGllet .room about "were employed-' 1 he' buililng ofdjolnlng -approximate] shells' were 'stored.'- The jccontj explosion demolislie .his bullJIng.'-, The; buildings eaugb lire, but the names which bprnetl Lw loura were co'uCIned- lo llicte slrnc .uFOB.' .charred boilie helng pullefl'Irom the wrcckag and injured iicrsohs'were being tab a to N- No official', w found tell, aaytlilug' abo Ifio. vrhisrsc of a plot to. plant. .Tl planl was urigiiially after the -sUrled, I Ihe interes1 Recently it.ivas taheri over bv tl asian..'government'which has been employing about milieu Smn.siiiiift Blow Delivei'ert From Ai-ras Has. Demoralized Surprised .Germans, Who Yield, Over I'risonei's (b Victorious Troops, With, i Over 40 Guns and Great Quantities of War Ma-' Battle Is Still In Progress. London, Apr- British offensive between'Lens-'ami 1. Qucnlin which opened the .spring operalions nnd which is, Mil in progress, lius more successful tliim.tne'carHcr" ccoinils imlicnled. Gcncrhl, Sir Douglns today reports that captures exceeded while Wlerday Va rioori pcrmHted; acroplancj German trains nioting toward, tlic i ;