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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 18, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta Vnl.i'MU X. AI'Hfl, 18, 1017 SUMUKIl 108 FRENCH DRIVE GERMANS 12 MILES; PRISONERS NUMBER PROCEEDING Placed Second I-liics Defence Were Kiiffci Under Gruelling I'lrc A TIJMI'OKAHY HALT IN OPEIIATIONS NOW mlllBh llcailqiurlCM 1" France ALTh IS. IKrom a C'orrospondciil ol tin A. ot tlic Itilllil Ironl BBlil lo linve readied i lomiiorn'ry holding Elate nloiig Ih. lino o( tlic advance. Tovvarc J.ciij Quentln His iiroceas Eocras bo one of nljEorpllon. Minor iiunulKJierc.'Knd'there are Improv- ing Hrlljsh posillonB. but, HID battle scheme .IE, awaiting incnt or'ils nonl'sloees. War operations hivolviilK surli numbers as lira now opposed on the front, nccessnrlly move In wives.- Tho work ot bringing up ciins.auJ munitions ilurlnK the apparent lulls often Is more stren- uous than actual asERUlts and It.IB uf equal Importance. The Urillsh plunge forward In llie Hasten week readied a greater depth In a uliorter lime them y attack on svell a large scale slnco entrenched Tvnrfnro on C. H. EASSPH y-..., Whs Has Seen .Appointed General Manager of the Standard Dank or Canada. Ccriiiin Cily Is About To Wanlonly Jllow Up (he Industrial I'lanls1 IIUI'I'ISII AIHMKN WATCH WOKK OF DESTRUCTION HJx lo 20 hundred OtlAua, April total divided ol ortkTJi rccoIvcJj liy Ihf; Imperial luunjilons board In U at'jordlug a filalcjiietit (urnltlicil iliG minister ol finance It) J. h'lflvt'ltc, licaj of (lie cornmfa- KloH, let] ay. The bUHomcul bliowa the extent of liyelncts Jn mnr.fUona hulK up In Ihe 'Dominion v.Hli iLc financial ansbtUncc of Hie garern- operalfon fn carrying OUL tlic board. IIOHt. nation lint The above lotiil Inter- trade. In Ibe L Dominion The total of filliped to April 30 wan total dis- bursements lo April liclng in la front. Tlic total of guru liroughl wlUi onimunllloii I by Oiidaplt (''or Scdlcmcnl Is Not So Hfiflil- Are Working Here Sow VorX. Apr. United Press dispatch printed here dated from the lirlllsli (rout reports; "Today Ihc Teu- tons dammed the Kouclicz river, bark- ing tile water Into f.ens. Great ex- plosions of lalnc shafts and uiachln- ory, and Ilritlsh observers were plain- ly aulft to seo the enemy at work.) They declared llicrc was reason to evc Jt waft part'of (Ite G'erraan [Jlaji of destruction at the last moment to divert the flooil v.-alrrs of llio Sout-liea Into the great underground galleries at richest coal mines. Tliu correspondent slates that Lei- vln, a Lena suburb lafcen by lha lirll- lull ICanadla'ns) was totally destroyed before NIC Germans were forced out. A Krc-al mine nml coal worhs there ]iyd bctn wantonly smashed. Tlic dlspalcb also states lliat l.cris Is doomed by the IJrltlsh eiiclrcllng niovemcnl.- number of employees folio vs; IK Blaff S'ift; Inspection ilirt-ct 0X06. and thirty factories chemical ar.d loading plants arc h by th I, ComUUons the 'ol'.' rounds and oilier ida.any haul irmdc dur ing V mniilar period' of .Ino war. AH which liovc: I captured." thai- tlieyencmy. knew llio ,''Artai' LeCHiiEO ol (he massing I of .troops .batteries. I dent, Iho ex- I peeled their-first'or' second-'Hncs JLo Thin, true of I1 heir posit Ion's: qii Vlmy.HJJgf, whlrli I was the horlhcrb Gibraltar Ihe Hlii; Uou's about Lens arc piocecd- I tne. 'The.Urlllsh already hold posli- 1 Ions- on all wcElern approaches, al- though'.the 'cilr. Itself has no I been rated.-' Lens is I point of l the i great ..mining dUtricl. lislilcb extends for'nillcs In'ntl dlrcct- Is r'rih Ideal iilacc to defend onltnary- attacks, eacli slap ___r hclng an dividual.; The. weather con- I linues .rnlser.ibio no .sign., of I was below 1 freezing-last night and "rnlo fell. BrjLl'ah1 Capture -Village )sb forces have marl o further, progress uortli Quentlii antl Itni-e eap- I tured the vllldgc of VIHora Gulshln, ntcordlng to the'lirititli ofricinl stale nicnt. The stElement follows: "During llic I night we made further progress soutli cast and casl ot.Epeliy and Ihis'iuorii IIIB" .village of Villcrs prisoners. also improved our position In Ihe neigh of" Lasiifcourl. Elsowlien I there. IK nothing, lo of specia Interest.. .Heavy rain is again falling.' order a include shells and IhcLr com ['biicttt parts, uhlcti rcprcsenl an Irn incnsc tonnage or steel, brats, cou IICT. lead, etc, includt propell- antE and aleo bhlpe ives ami cars. An 'Idea of tht finan- cial magnitude the Inislncss is ob- tained from the fact 'dls- hurBemenls for March were 000 and will be for April Second Dny uf New Oft'ciisiyc Rcapn Grcut Harvest' ol' Prisoners aiul .More Important GroimdJ on Hciins-Clianipiign'c of Germans to Total Spanish Boat Sunk and 18 Lives are Lost ,18 today'are the earnc. aa, UarbonJalc and the Internationnl only arc ivorh- Injj -In :An'lhe mines In ihe LotlibrlJgtf Tield. aro.' ivdrhlne the Norlh 'American Colllcrjca 'al CdalLnirsI hayiHK slarlepj agahi' yes terday-J after rclqalnjj lor that-Hie r.ainlfolIer'v.'nilneB vftrp. closed tfliig'- slrlko. 'tliuoti' pfflcJals trying lo sctUeuieiil. The outlook for- a- referendum on he Lasffl this, Is not so bright, sub-com- miners and" oper'nldrT has ound many small points" of'differ- ence bctwcon them, lave lo he settled before llic miners as a. body can be asked-for their ap- iroval of the basis ot'agre'cnient. H Is hoped by all.iiarties conce'nied ,hat the new afyeement will do nAvay wJlli plthearl alrikcs, '-us ihe "pciJriJIy clause has been made" nioro; severe. Miners will, he lined- one .dollar per Boston Buyers Watching Silua- (ion, iiul'Do-Not Expect Action To lie Taken Sonic uneasiness has tieen caused amongst wool growers and' buyers in tllta district from lime 10 time owius o liiraori that "government, might omraandeer- II Is tbe opinion of the vc.61 growers. IVatllie govenijnonl Is lot likely to Buch action, Madrid, Apr.; .18, via Spanish cteamship Tom Pom has torpedoed -and sunk with- out warning. Eighteen lives were lost. EXKMV WAS PREPARED HUT WAS DEMONAIJKED IJY THE AKTILLERY Ottawa. April farms in man ncr day for wlilch rtl on plihead are; out tonally will be charged agnlnjt Mic mine, qwri- crs In'-caso of a-loekout -011. cm Canada are reuorled In have been secured in the Unllcd Slates VLo last Saturday as a result of thcfcam- paigu being conduelcd by tlic Dqmlti- ion government and Iliu governmcnls of Manitoba, 6 ask a I chew an and Al- btrU. W. J- White, the Inspector o Canadian immigration agencies In tne (Jutted Slates, reports thai Canadiai agents in (hat country hat'c scnl to farm bands, of whom 900 were for for Ras hatchcwan and for Alberta.' The najocity were sent from aisokane Dululh and Grand Forks. C. P- R. EARNINGS Montreal, Apr. P. H. carnine for Llio week ending April 15, OOOp'nn increase of v v v HEARD HEAVY FIRING OFF U. S. C.OAST. Amsterdam, via Count Von in -llic Tngcs asserts' liiai. victory Is uccessnry if Uic Oc'rlnnri mo'nRrcJty Is Lo endure. Her rhavo ong expressed Ihc-'viovy "Ulat. German victory -anil tlie. Gcrniau, mpnarcliy aro tniiLuftlly (jrent offpiisive ol' 1915 and; the German loss is csllmiiicd at killed, wounded ami prisoners. Some'.. Tniporiiml Gains Paris, Apr. iiilest I-reiich victory, while on n smtillJ cr scide Ihan that of'Monday, is an equally important success, liolh of the sections attacked had liecn left idone hilherlo oiiac-. coiml of the: strenglh of the German lions. The I'rencli co'nininiid-liHd-lhat an assault could only be successfully untlcrliikcii ,wlien "overwhelming resources had be9ii accumulated anil the general situation was favorable. The cral iljc aViiiics of the iiylil centre had ning the atlack'l'or seycnil.weeks liad left nothing to chance. Wife Receives Sad News as Op- eration is lieirig Performed On-Her Little Son lie 7s .regarding poss- ul'o coraruandeerlng'action. ,_.1.... ._. -----------_ enquiries arq'llie- result of tlie follow-1 list of casualties-at- nulilished In Tup special' dispatch from Montreal, IIcraEd showed that Capt. Alexander Cardston. .April in the Boston Trails- cript'- laal Thursday: The Canadian wool clip-'will not he sold to Unitert States buyers-this year as formerly, be kept in Canada tlio JDoailhion 'Uovernrucnt. It will be storcil nt Toronto for the use of Eas- leru Canadian vrool manufacturRrs. The, cllir' of llio province of AILerla will amount to approximately 000 pounds, which is In excess or that of lastJyear by. fully 20 cent. The total Canadian cJip will exceed. flOQ.OOO .pounds. Rnskatcheuan Government aKnihWill conduct a co-operative wool inarkcling project. LaaL year nearly pouails were handled In thia way, at; an average of 32 cents per pound.'' "The belief here is thaL the Montreal dispatch is the result, of the nnnounceT .tlic opening of. a government wool vrarelionse in -Toronto growers.may storj tncfr wool and sell direct -to the uianufacliircrs. This may Iiave misled the Montreal cor- respondent fhlo believing LliaL. th Iloslon, Mass., 1 Three coasfgnard stations This Is Forecasted As Result of iVcCr: Oppose Winnipeg, Apr. 13.--Tho OUawa cor- TwpomlehUOl Iho Wlnntrcfi'- Tele- 1 gram says: of the results ol free .wheat will nrobably be Iho imiiie dinlC'CStabljshTiichl of a'sample mar- ket In Wfiintiicg. Without such racth od o( RclllnK grain It la felt that (lie gralii (radc of Western Canada woulil soon be centred. In-Minneapolis. Am cHcan concerns haylns line elevators In Canada could, .buy on our Eroding ship direct to Mlnne I a poll 9, mix grain And sell-on sample To prercnl Winnipeg must 1) B sample market BO Hint It can com pctc with Minneapolis." only opposition to.Llic cslab llshment of ft Sample market Is OXT cd to conio from the railways. They object lo this to 24 hours' de 1 lay oif cnra.nlilch would be ncctssiut I cd In WlnrlpcE. If on the other hanil I Hiicli acllon is nql laVen and Canticllan Brain Is rushed to Mlnncapolis'lr. L'nnndian serious short la bound Lethbridgeland S. Alberta :i Are Prominent Again, in the Casualties, of Vimy Ridse J 1S.V- sgnard stations 'nt ilacc PoinJ, Peakcil Mill Uar iligli Head reported (liat Uioy hoard heavy guns being. fired at 3.11 a.m. today .north" of the stations, in quick sue- cession." lo coinman- 1. enti-y into Uia war Is likely to prove another bar to any .-possible commandeering action. government deer. Tiic fact of the U. Dower. had been wounded. He WQS in the list as Lieu I.-A. Dowe Last evening a cabJo-.-was receivet liy ills her of-bis death. Ting sad uews in addition. In the care and gloom.incident to an. era I Ion upon her eight year old who had just been brought to town for relieving an abscess of the ear. Both Dr. Lynn "ami Dr.'Stacpool were present this morning ht the operation and the young lad.-came through tbc ordeal very well. Capt. Dower was a successful farm- jer In the Woolford district and'wheu the "C" squadron of tlie' 13th 0. M. H. was recruited hero, he was tlie Sergl.- Major. His "ejcperieucq through the South .African ivaf made Iilm Invalu- able to the boys oflhc i3tb, by wlioni be niost. highly respected.. He was mnde. lieutenant nnd then cap- lain, 1ml pbs.slbly accepted lower ranX to gel into the frajvwhich has added sucb lustre .to-the'fame of Canadian soldiers.- this is.'tho'fErst fatality re- lorled concernine tlie boys from the Cards'.bn.'district.) Corp. II. C. Grlfcgs ivas reported.missing, but is Lhought WeekiyTbll of the London, Apr. report of British "shippJn'g-'.Toiies la sued today iHows 19 yeMelii'of.- more than tons sunk-a'rid ,9 vesstla of lees than rtbht. Twelve vessels ailio" were; sunk. -_ ,i Today's c-RBuallyi cpnlaln tne name of Lkul. N'oriii'an .Appleby, of LcLhbridgc, hcllovcrl .kHIcd In acllon. LleiU. Appleby cnllElecl wltli a' Calgary regiment afi a private, v asi' it' Is t Patterson' Wounded DonnM PatleVspn understood... promoted 16: 'n commis- sion nl Ihe fronlJ Nothing is hnoiv'n of him here us nono'qt his live here. 3srgt7-tviajor SergL-MaJor of the'second artillery unit to bcen'woundcd In the acllon at the front to- day's casually lists. .Sergt.-MaJor rnt- lerson beforp cnlistioE'was'ivllh John- stone and nilclitc, Ihe local firm, lie had been "govntrt bnly.'n'i few monlhs before rionnlnVvlhc rose to tho rank ot sergeant was later the bat- tery. Ula home la In Aiihnrn, Ont. Lance-Corp. G. Creek, who enlisted --wlih' Albertn mounted rfdlrcffiVt; IE lislcd ns being seriously ill-wllhVpneumonia. Driver SIcKny, listed" us seriously wounded ycalcnlay, Is a.' scr ;canl In charge of a machine gun bM.- cry. lie has two brothers the froiU. Cards Ion Officer Dead. Lieut." A. Dower, of Curds to lortcil In. .llic Herald Monday as he- Ji5 in llic tighL at Vimy Midge, has' now been reported UiCil of wounds. He Is the second son of Mr. ami Of to have been loal In the war. Another son William, Is now In the hospital In England while n fourth son has tlic mlUiAry medal. Licul. Dower wns the cMesL son, agct' 35. n wfe and five smal children al his rnnch at Gsrdslon, Ihe l of the children lie tiafl never- f.leul. of Ihe South Dower wria a vcleran very popular resident of Southern Alberta. tic enlisted rcglmcnla ScrgL.-.Major a rnouutcJ1 regi ment iit.thc opening, of Ihe -war and ivas lalcr raised to a cornmlEslSu. Blairmorc Officer Dead. To.lay's list also contains the.n.imlrs. Dower anrt her family of five children, llic youuficsl havJnK b.ceii .liprn EIUCO tlie falticr's departure overseas. .The Natural Dctencee. invaders were exceptionally. April Thai conlrlbulctl Ly the Cnnadtan North- ern Taclfic railway company to tlic Liberal campaign funds at (he reccn ficnrral elections 'never reaclicd UK parly limds, hut. after bciny plauci in llic. safe of. tlic Vnncouver. hote -on MIR ntslil of. Sept: 13, Ihe eve o the clecllon. was' wiilulrawn by the j present a Homey-general Ihe nov clturgo Tlrazil. Apr. IS. A moh attacked 270 German houses last tore down German fines and smashed windows. Afterward carica- tures of German .emperorr were riailerl to the i 1'orlo Alegrc is one of the principal cities of Brazil with a'population of MARKETS Spot" Local .Tract? Wheat Way Local Track OaU Kay- Oats L-.... 299% WEATHER High Low Jlh loci] rain or Has Right To Case 1C C. P. R. HisWagcs; morning, wag ihe sLirtling (hat J. junior Lihcra mcmher for -Vancouver, made on 'loor of the leglalrtturc tills evening Mr. nlsQ. staled that he hat jccn informed thai a sum as a fSD.OOO had to the Llheral party, funds, but had not. reached them. lion. Mr. .Macclonald, who, was not in the house when ilr. Cowpcr's charge WAS 'made, returned Just as the house was ddjourning. flc-wan in- formed by.llic premier, of the slr.le- meht made by Mr- Cowpcr. He ask- ed Ihe privilege of making a reply thereto. "I dcskc-lo slate Ic this house that Mils statement Is false (n Its entirely and Its detail, [.brand il as a. false- hood. 1 can assure the "nojiarablc mem- A niosl peculiar decLiion. has ;becii iandca down in llic DislrlcLX'ourt by Judge Jackson .in- it Ke'." case" '01 Uosnuk vs. the C. P. H., in -which tlic plaintiff was suing for. Tor injuries to his hands .''received N'o.: 6 mine. Judgment wag glveii" for the nlaintiff for one Jm'orilh the Tight to .re-oncn, lliie- cls'c'a any lime his earning tie low. what it is at This peculiar settlement: Vas cidcd on owing to the' fact1 LliaL th plaintiff has, since tlie accirtcnl.'-been (flken unck by iho. and ;ii now earning the same raid of wage as before the accident. Jujlg however, leaves the ope; for' the plaintiff lo ,in crease In compcnsailon lini lio miBhl be releosed by (he or his present scale o( In (he case of Zailiev vsVsiinniim an action to adjust a difference, eye the division of grain imder-R lease acllon nns given for the fo ?5, with coals up lo the lime vice of the writ, .and J25 special cos.Ls ber lhat he., r given ample op- portunity lo' prove his COMMAND" Pclrograd, via Lortdon, Apr. GcncrRl MichVol V.' Alcxicff haa Irccn definitely chlef of the Russian armies commancler-ln- ANNIVERSARY OF ".SUNDAY OUawa, April ne.xl Is aonirersary 6t -the second bailie of Yprcs, commenced on April .22, and 'Jn, which v Canadlana were killed.-; "the; v evenl will be commemorated-'X nil over Canada by I parndes v- anrt the holding of church' scr- vices and meetings. placed series of vyboded. ls, In helsht" lo.VSOO feet "and "running Dorlh. along V Ihe main from Helms SI.' Hllaire-I.c-Grand. The .Germans were well aware that the attack. was' coining, arid had made .full prepari- Uon for it.. attack, how-. was delivered with such "skill and. vJgor, that the- h'earleued by the long ind furious pre-! limiinary" bombardineTits, hTTme after foasonably stiff resistance the 'whole line fell Into the hands "of tHe'. French. .Spiitli of Moi onvlllieres Ihe pehis of the attackers carried (hem clean Ihrough first line Into- tho second line system, which centri-il'. Haul. This summit, -850 foot was stormed. In Iho mean time, on 'the e'ims front, French troops are busy finnlzlng captured ground won In Iho rst day of the battle and- repulsing e'rce counter-attacks. Over' their eads a storm of artillery fire la p're- aring .the way for another, "drive. gainat the In .positions lo hich-they retired yesterday. French Official. i'aris, Apr! lS.--Imiiortant ' is roade last night by. French In he'lr attack east of Solssons. TheVar, ffice announcca ihe capture. ufChft- oiine tind Chivy. The French pushed' u the norln of these points, reaclifng. viclnlly of "he Germans -made llirec desperate'. dmiter-nttacks In. Champagne last Ighl.'Thpj-- >'Ti'erft ;checkert by tho 'rencli, who Inflicted heavy losses cm attacking Ihe "rench havc'caplure'd upward br 00 impounded Germans. j." In Cbampagnc large numbers. of nia-" gims and .trench t'ecn captured 'and also twelve _crin-v ious. Including three o[ large calibre. Gorman Official. Berlin, Anill'lS, Via The lumber of tho' lermans on the French battle- front es'terdas', according t0 the official statement issued toilay by the German' army, headquarters staff, was; j.n-'. ireased to more lhanL officers ind" men. attacks In -the Champagne, yesterday over .a iwelve mile, be German. stalemenL adds, were tented from piercing (he Teuton iy, the German positions, .y'.f I'arl of the'-wood between Moron-; vijlers and Aubcrive .was vrreslejl from the French, colored iHvielous which JiaJ reached ,thcre. During iE on April IGih iwcntyTsIx'" ot Ihe numerous French armored. molor ,cars were, dcslrpye.d. iGermnn forces -In -Macedonia', ihcf slatemept says, drove Hie FVench- "frora positions one kllomelre (Jrvena which -were captured by Ihe Frenchilial March. 'l ON ITALIAN FRONT jng flclivity-on Ihe ;Austro-rtalUn front la. reported'by war office day.. Intense artillery progress on the" Julian front- ;