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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 17, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VllUJMIiX. H'.. n, NUMUKH 107 FIERCE BATTLE RAGES OVER 150-MILE FRONT IN FRANCE I'HHBIiKT 'MXB IX JUOLxVTKKV TO OlHtMA'X Almuly Has Hired LcvdliiiK1 of Prices oil Jioili Slili-s er. i'JU'iiifrs Win. In Blockades. Ports Begins Ollnsvfl, April Official an- louiLcemctil .made by ILc gov- ernment nTlcrnoon llnl fin mlur In council placing wheat on Lljo Tree list Iiji3 Leon passed, Tlilfl ii Is been tukcii on Hits port of the minister of finance who 'l'orle that "cprlhln condltlonn aria- ng'oul cl OiQ seriously obtaln'nblc In Canada for wheat specially In the lower Tlic of shipping facilities la also ,'Evcn as a rcticoii far Ihc decision of ha government lo remove tho ilullp.i wheat; thereby providing for free ratio In: wheat, between ant! lie United States. SHU iliiolhcr rea- son. fa IbaLjiirQCtlcaUy no low firadcs .'shipped (o Knglaml, pur- 'liaacs being confined by llic [Irlllsli ;overnmcnL' practically lo (be best ;ratlcs. _..: that llic, govern Incut has decided on a policy of free VrhciL'ivEia announced by Sir Thomas h'Mlo after a-stltliiE of Iho cabinet Dy granting what ts known II] o government lakes advantage of n clnuso In tlic tariff 'of 1912 'which pro- fides (liul -whenever Canada the duty .'on American wheat cn- Jcrliig Iho Dominion, the American llnty on Canadian -A-hcat entering llic fplqtcs'.'vtould aulomallcally go int o( 'exisL'enco. V'Tno legislation KOCS .Immediately into effect. lialioh prfces' flbw'- IT than warranted .Tjiy "riYarkci coc'dlt- fn view1'of-this situation Tovernmcrit'lia'a" Inkcn Advantage I he''reciprocal clause In Hie UnilcnVooi larlff and wheat, products f re .'placed .on the free Hat. 'The or- Jier into 6ncc.: No leg- islation necessary, aa llic. govern InenL-liasrlhc power lo-place articles In Hie free'i'lsl. Scnil Panic In States con Jitlona ruled for a considerable" lime loday here with -prices freaking- nearly 10 cents In wheat lully-10 cents in corn and 'more lhan 11.00 in The chief .cause was Ihe action o Importation 'of Canadiai 'free (he Untied ftaloa. 'fii y assumed here that" large Ihipnicnls ID Minneapolis and Chicago hi b? 'innitp .williqut delay' and Ivould relievo Ihc strain of fill ing 'eon- Iracls'for immediate delivery" and In liny ''billion. Waonlnuten, ApriJ ocr." man torfay fired upon the defctrover Smith, Vboul 100 miles of tjtw Ths presence or In American 'waters, Indicates that the threatened German submar- ine blockade of American Allan- tic norta begun. This announcement wai made At the navy departrnent; "Re- ported from Fire Island to the naval at Boston and New York at 3.30 ,'a'm, .'.oh the 17th, an enemy iybrnarlne. WSB aTghtad by United Slalet De- stroyer Smith runnfng: apparent- ly submerged. The oubpiarlne -fired-a torpedo ar, the U.; s. which misled her .'by thirty, yards. The1-via he" ?f torpedo was plainly.sce'n'croBlIng the bow. The eunniarlric dlsap- reared." Lomluli, Apr. Friend hereV General ;n command of Ihc Canadians at the front sayn: "I nm-itrriplyflighted wiih llio'i Canadian -army corps Serious edT-Olheir >Sjf A j Herja; iPfic liauTv 1 farmers fnrrners nrc'Juat beghirilng Bo realize today that llio government Ottawa n't one jswcep. vlpctl i Iho barrier p'xlpling 'TjQtween Can- Ida aiid the United States in the Ipr of ivhcal, flour nnd other similar InmraocHtlea.- .Tlio news, uhioh was -over lain yesterday Iftcrnooh, waa pretty well dlsscmln: lleJ this.. morning throushont the larminj conimnnltics of Southern Al- was received, and lorafiicnls" by heard .bv" the this morning, wcro nil cn- liiusfdBllc for the etep which .had lepii; atler .so many years of ttpn. .on tho part of thu western ,r It'" did notMnVe lens lo show the Iffcct :ol llie removal of the tariff larrlers; for .Immediately wilh the IpenJnjj of the. gm.ln cxclianges this lnp, Chicago wheat commenced Casualties Another Lcthhrldgc'i boy.-' wounded tlila morning received word1 that'Uriv er riugli McKay'of lo leave 'aer- iously" Voundcd.' Drlvf r .iMcKay- is an old-limes here, hiivlng llyetl 'yr'a'c tically' Ijls His, parents nrc'Mr." G .McKay.-.- Driver ;51clCay's wife am ;amlly "also reside. inlLethbrldsc." ;Lieui: Swift i :Tlio casually con Lain Ihc hanio of Sivlft who held 'a commission of] Soulbcrh Alhcrla'a- llo' has uccn Swift "recently received ihc ;military, Valorous front. He was a'meniber. pf-tho city police force at ot.enlfslinjj- (COKTINUED ON.l'AOB 6) The'tihove map shows the eitenl ol the last three weeks. "The Rain at sohie pbinis'is as deep a _.._-._. __-, the battle line is-unchanged as yet. though th riiillca and nffecls a fronlage, of 'about 121 Elsewhere 'f 'Llils .week's 'victory, at'Arra'a 'may. be' Y 5 or 30 rultfi ol German-nclglab froiUicr is about 125 "ihe. Canadians' .Vlmy. rfdgc lo th DISMANTLE ,1000 _ V New York, IHJltce have dismantled ,-herc "private, wireless. il was learned in pllancb wllh .Secretary of Navy'Daniels1 Instructions. 15 I'crJ: Cent.'. Agreed of Voting Understood lo Be Thursday Hc is' repqrled- p.s woimdcd in Iho riglil'lck. gr- scrtoualy -Pthcher .Man.-'-'- LIrjuL. -A.. X.' Morrhi Creek fs Mated .as .being ser- iously wounded. The lists also' coiHairpltie.nanic pi P. 11. Cnrr of Tsbcr'qY.' (he i -Mounted lllflcs, v TO BE N. Apr s, convicted ol murdering Chn's. Dlion today sentenced io bo hang "crt Juno 22. Relieve Free Wheat May _ V- Mbre Flour Mills to That Allierla will lie (he Iccca ol Amcrkaii grain .and milling onccms ta the coming year Is- the clier'dl.aOTernl. gr.iln men wllh tho' "llcvald discussed free 1'hchl ihls niomlng. fall ono "flnn, .Avlth elova- fill', over." the hard wheat stales, lad a rcprcscnlallvp In Southern AV crta .weclis, locating silos hr-a-.li.np of clcratop, which It was hlendcd lo.ibvjlld this spring. _.The Inly on wheat was the only .obsjarTQ i Ihci.rcay o( an; Imnicdl.itc'slnrt on lie conslrricllbi) of Ihls line of a dozen r-more: clcTalfirs... WUh.'. (his now I'niovcd, It'ls certain Ihcy wlll'hulld, Ind that many Pthcr firms will follow Wlipl hd (ho effect on llib'mUl- indusli y p[ U'citcrn Canada. will put the mills ro' t They, however, the minority ib Brifein 17, (4 drew Bonar Law, the- BriiTilfwar council, moving In the houie of commons this afternoon '..tKe-second reading of the btll to the life of parliament unlit end of the Brill ah' troops were TVrigag'ed :in" the- greatest operation- sjnee the_- "wrrimencement of the. war and ;-.were, meeting with which excVedctfNiit a of the "Irish Na- today it was decided to oppose.thetbill.for the extension _-of the'llfc of parliament. A- Pclro- Dally.' Eipress idlspalcli y'_nuolcsvthe as say- inc that "the former emperor and" former empress liavo" '.been -'fprliidtleh to com- municaic wilh [each- other, or their fcliou- prisoners, except in tlie pr'cs'efic'e' 6( or their guards. On Front Between Soissons and Reims Wins (jernutii Defences and Causes C'oloss-, ;il Losses to Enemy of Killed, Wounded and Lines of ISrilisii 'and French Now Linked on 150-Mile rront. Paris, Apr. 17. Germany .suffered another crushing blow" 11 Die western front forty miles of the strongest wit of her lines were wre'slcil from her wilh an estimated loss of 1 icarly killed, wounded arid prisoners. All France hails he victory as a brilliant demonstration of Ihe skill of her gen- erals and Ihe courage of her Iroops. Measured by the amount of crrilory freed, the victory docs nol compare wilh the Somme! )ffcnsive, which opened ri month ago, hut viewed from the, amount "of desjruclion done lo the enemy's armed forces and damage lo his i military prestige it is a far greater success: Herc.j here can be no question cither of a previously planned retreat or a surprise. The enemy expected an attack and made every ircnariilion for defeat- From Soiss'ons to Crnonne Hie German' line runs along a series of hills of an average height of 500 feet wilh deep valleys between. Tlie attackers up the ..val- leys under cross fire from each flank, bill the artillery curlaiu' of the new plan connived by Brilish generals wos so effective! that the operation was; ciirned out at Jess cost IhanTnight'ha expected.' The lioint. of- tlic German line is from lo Reims where the ground is more-level. Here the attack made) more progress and the danger of the rupture of the line became'.. s'6 imminent lhat llic' Germans .threw in all available The reserves were smashed "by tliif French field artillery kept close on the infantry. The result pf.ihej operations is Ibat Ihe'grqqt.yveslern battle has .now joined along a front of to 150 miles, more than one-third of .llic line from Switzerland to Ihc .Tremendous Ali'aults Strikers Had .onslVaiions to Reductions great offensive) 'f-', peue-djiy.the Freuuhyalpng.V Hyelnile front from Soissoris to Reimsl-: still lin'es had long j beeii carefiily planned and for a pionllij past-thfe 'French'.artillery' had- beeh.t pbuiidiii'g.the.'enemj-'s ;VThe'Germans) Tvere .-well 6t: V- what was corning as they showed, by.- llic" numter ol furious attacks V iiolahly at Saplghcul and Gadot farmrl to-Jind out somethirig delinllc "in r'c-, gard lo.the French preparations- invaders had manned naturally, effectives' nibunling'lo'at least twenty divisions' and an enormous number of supplied-with munitions.1 Great of .Infantry :n 'V; hattle opened on'the left.of liiie where ahqrlly torwafd'Jn an Only twn mines, the.Inlernationfiln Colcinnn and Ihc collieries at Carbon in the Crows Ncs Pass scclion todny. Call and the Chinook Collieries an he only lignite raincs-WDrhlng in Hi LetLbTHlge district.. lining opornliohg in District No.-IS ire praclically jicnding Ihc eaulL of ihc" touiing reterendiirir on .ho basis of the new agreement- Sccrelarj-Peacock of l.clhbridgc Lo- cal Xo. 674 Calgary, but IL a understood he will return froiif the Wednesday 5Iin- ng circles this morning have a-report ;haL the various canips .will vote dri ;he new afirccmcnl on Thursday' of this week. -Il is understood the main concessions of the operators nro that Llic miners shall be 15 pcf cent: in advance of the wage scale of: the 1915 agrccmcnl, and thai outside men shall be Granted a. nine-hour day; for which they will receive the grime .wag ea aa were pnlfl for 10 hours' work un- der Ihe old agreement. arc Ihosc who bclicrc lh.il it a The general belief is' that Uierb- be tin cnomoua'- Addition' to Western Canada's milling capacity. few years.. parUputar shonM benefit by 'the. new" lona. It" la pointed Out thar.'for.mak- Ing nil grarlca of especially 01- porl, sort" wheat Is'. s L'elh- brldge is on a direct from Spo- kane, in the centre of- will he easily available'.! for" 'mills here. .Is also pointed, thfll Southern '.Alberta's bumper" of tlift past two yca'ra h a v'ox: turned ;vljie eyw of the" cereal ll fs confldenlly cipccl- cd thai more mSlls iiid'clcvalora will be In comparatively short ifmc. J via London, -Apr.. announccs-tbEt, eleven per- killed, twenty-nine in- Pluns for Fii-s( Rlcc- tion Under Democratic Principles Louden, Apr. I'ctrbgrad dis- patch says the- congress, of Ihc coun- cil of workers, soldiers and delegates Iras" adopted a report -regarding the which makes Ihe following rccpnimchjlalions: The assembly, shall be'convened aL Apr.'lT, via -.r.: _.. day of apprehension; In -Berlin ended events. The threatened -atrik'ea be- 'cause of redu'clion in Ihe w'eeklv bread radon umteriEllzed In; of Ihc larger factories and-did not hour the" prisoners affect lraiisporlalion-nor.publlciuin.i- ties.. ;777; '.Strike leaders had plannecl-an'elab- orate System of. street which were Lo unite'in asseniWage, but., weather kept down the enthusiasm.; the factories affected announced-.to-; night IhaL the workmen would resume work-tomorrow. In'othera meetings wilUbc.held In llic morning lo decide the> fulure roursc Ihe strikers." -Thel3cheiiie.; maim :sroup of- labor -imidns'i IB 'not striking-. organ" of the -Schcldcraann socialists 'prjnled a Iii _ 'spile of stiff resistance, the Germans hair" 'S Toward lie French rear ,by the huh-; dfeds. The struggle irag-the hottest east of aa well as In Becttir of Berrj'-Au-Bac and lo the east of _CraonneVL hut- the French heavy shellfi were too much for (he Germans' and before noon the. whole first was ?ron. On Ihe right Ihe action began a lil- tle later in IHe morning1. The French met-.wllh very determined resistance and Mghling was terrible, but thanhs lo tlie.EiippQrtbf-several hundred liea- 7 vy-quicX-firing' guns they, forced their way Into the cnamy's first line. It was a'fjnp snccesE, as.the terrain was. most ____ [urefl'antl considerable damage' done Petrograd as early-as possible. The sla ''university building air army slidll teko.piirt in "clccliona like ni. jnc population', hut the ac- tive army, shall Tote: separately. Women shall'have Ihc same voting against sinking for. tear that difficuU and pcsltions foTinidable In the latter would interfere with elforts ,tbe ntlernoon tho Germans aranter-at- "t> obtain a separate peace-wlth-Rus-j ucked wllh eitreme rlolence almost attack on Freiburg. admiralty 'statement ;rist' higlit stated British Jand French aeroplanes bombarded on Sa'turday in reprisal for.'Gcrnian. aub- rnarihc attacks on, DrltiHli hospital Sn.lps.-; r. i rights as men. _ The [or..votes shall be 20 'council of. workers, solritcra and- delegates' shall conlrol (lie election'wlilfh'shall :flx Ihn poli- tical regime licr fuiula- nienlal laws. The rcporl thet after ho conBttluilonal questions arc scl led the r.Fsemhly shall take up a hat advanced per rsl since last Wednesday the. unprecedented rise In the price of" wheat started. :Today, fFour is're- tailing In [deal'stores At better than six cents per pound. -.The exact.price Is Last" Wednesday the retail price was 95.65 psr hundred. Today, "the wholesale price, has reached that figure." Wiih flreat increase' price flourr .takers Jng that .an early5 Increase In price'-cf bread may be' ejepected. The staffflr lifa 'may.shortly eosl.. lOc fttroight for a one-pound loaf.1' h Time: tical writer "emplintically three published rumors. Tlic first was ITial U.ib-cabia'cL Iruuiedl- Second, that the Irtsh ncgpllaljona hail broken down. Third, (hat Carson Is about to resign the atl mlrajfy. j "All these are the Times'saye. MARKETS Spot, ,L Local track 2I2J4 May Wheat................. 228.. Locaj track oats 5955 Way'wheat 685, May' Mn'x................... tew with local rain or stectVjv- everywhere along the front. The ma t Jorlty of their reserves were engaged south and east of BrimonL ridgn. It.Is ffpai; Brimont fort, built on a crest which, dominates, all the plain around that the Germans haTe bonr bardert the., city of. troops are now very close (o this ridgc, which is likely lo play a'prominent; part in Ihe'" coming.fighting. In cap- turing Loivre (hey faare'drawn nearer; to'. Bermtrecourt and have gone farj FAW ilausc is disposed after Counter-attack ing of arguments was delivered far Inlo tlit lomofrow, when the board Montreal. George fv'cManui made 3. hit when he cartoons, about.Bringing Op Father, and his' little drawings .havt bsen makfng a big hit ever since." They bring a .laugh tirne for Father Is Just one. of_ homey little Ir- ishmen 'whoie.wife haa ,fcig ambi- tions, but-who.doesn't care a hang for The Herald Is going lc run, thete cartoons ev- ery day-Vhtreafter- -Watch for them. Thcy.wjll be on the Sport You something if you don't walch for Falher'o Illllc -L Iroopj L S ..London. April UU111WU U1 luai. in Mesopotamia are continulrig Ihelr Ing to llie'Hrllhh pflii advance np Ihc Tlens1 In pursuit: of ifiin slcniis are liatr struggle- is particularly fierce In llic region of Craqnnc, but .the have so managed -to hold their Tho'. French Ir depth from two lo two and a half railes Jbeyqrul the German position which Is composed 7j[ lines of five anil six trenches pno. behind "another. A." -British Advance L'lxmnon.- British niado furLlicr .advance .in Hie neigh- borhood of Epchy last night accord fliclal Impermg opera- April coanler where the peeled lo ma'sc their- ;