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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 20, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta IVill.ll.MI'. U'TIIHIIIIMiK, Al'llll, 20, I'J17 NUMDKU 110 'RENCH CONTINUE ADVANCES ON THE CHAMPAGNEFRONT SMNISON1 BY! ;ARLY PEACE PREDICTED-BIG STRIKE IN BERLIN 10 Millions for Roads in Canada Pcii'ce Js Forucnslcil As of Terrible Inroads on Hun Kcscum'cs .OSIXO IN-TUB [-IELI) AND STAKVE AT 110MK London, April of A end of the war were genrrarhere yesterday. They were helped along by the news pf vie- lories-on the British and French frOJUi and of heavy German losses, The newspapers are full of euch headlnfii an "war draw- Ing to .Many clrcum- I Elancec bear out the feeling that the end li approaching. Germany not only has failed lo seduce Ruisla to a separate peace, but is faced by.Interna) dangers exactly Hhe.those to propagate In Russia. -The Kaiser Is report- red very. Ill at home. Peace ad- vocates-In Germany are err.bold- I ened and making utterances stronger lha'n ever before were permitted; Especially: Important are the great capture! of German prison- ers. The French and British are overwhelmingly superior in mor- ale, ammullon, supplies, and I machinery, -.They are winning I ,no'iV losses.. of the report that I and'Austria are seeking: a.separate 'acute drBaff.ettlon. In Berlin' 'and ,angerr revival ,of I t.hal.ihe Gerrnan 'etaff l> dellber- I alelyfending'Bavarian 1 to Impossible' positions and eacrl- ficlng 'them recklessly, also- con- tribute to this result. f. N. U. Men Discharged Fo Causing, Wreck, May Lead To Slrike 1 Snsk_alqon, Apr. wa union officials met yesterday askntoon 'in connection with the d lifsaaLof. Hie iTevr'of the C.N'.Tl. pas Jngbr trnlii No; 5, which crashed rear ol Llie'snowplow train a fc south of Itiis city night April itatedt that kn million la the aum wfilch (he government proposes to provluc for the Improvement- of Canadian roads In' connection wltli the highways jet again to Ue Lhic sesdon, The bill to amend authorize banki to lericT money on live stock, Strike in Berlin Munition Plants Closed Success of New Kcpublju En- llrcly in llic [liinids of the Masses EXISTING IHIEACH MAY SOON HE HEAMCI) and Laurier'. 1'ay.! Tribute to cnccs lo Dulce-Cbxinaught Ottawa, April the house Petrograd; via London, Apr. Hip conflict exist I Ing between the government and-Ihc I workmen's and irleputlea, one cannot Kpeak of a .sole jfctrong jiower In Hussta, beraunn Lhe j uo we r which i.j menaced IE not a.puw !er, but a scmblnnce ot the llusskla ,Volia, a Jitaicnienl whirl Is considered a courier vail vc CElimat of exlEiIng Internal conditions. iissuranucs arc Hi at dan gcr from a breach between tho twi governments Is only trivial and Iran Kllory ami extravagant. Statements t the effect the country Is facing iicl llifs afternoon, lion. Albert {complete disaster ;irc equally mislead Scvlgny, minister ol Inland revenue.' Ing. U Is not an exaggeration 16 Eaj he successful candidate the that economic disturbance caused b. torclicslur ivas Inlroduc-1 Ihc revolullon has raised a problem cd by Sir George Foster and lion, K.Jtlio solullon of which Is not yet h ralenaudc and look.Me Ecat In LnBJslghl. AS at present constituted tb ministerial Ho.'wfs jvaniily; government Is without means to ei: applauded. The" attendance of mem-1 force any of Its mandates except b: as than .was: expected appeals to llic patriotism of I he people. Amsterdam, 'Apr. 20, via Lon- have broken out In various rnunlllonji factories In Germany Including Krupp'e, the Telc'graaf It has Itemed from German eource'a, Art Out Work was ft lopped Jn 30" Famished People Apr. 20- A Uencva dts di to the Chilly KijircBE reports HKC states Uiat a neutral diplomat __o lias Juet arrived at. (jeneva from OuptuhriKcn, Apr. 2fl.--l.atcr cill-j Merlin declared that within tbe nex TUB rnte'tvr.tl litre ol thr; licrlhi TagQ-j four to elx woeka people will he wlth- Ijlalt estimated the lYumbc-r of men on-out wheat and potatoes and ibe goi-. hunger hlrlke In DerlJii at eriimenl will ho forced lo lace a fara- TJic YortviicTtfi eatd thai were I shed, population. General Faihirc of Kjiemy to Resist I lie Steady On-' oi' Frcudi Is Feature ol' and oil; the New In Yesterday's Fighting. Points, tig Victory Over Turks London, General commanding the British forfes-fn Mcropotarnfa has forced "a passage of attacked the.'TyrVlsh main posi- tions and completely routed the Turklch 'forces, lays an official Btilemenl isaued7 today the British 'war' So far Turks have been taken pris- oner. VICTORY IN PALESTINE. London, April pf- Mcer commanding the British forces .in Egypt reports In an of- ficial statement to the'war office that on April 17 the Oriltsh ad- vanced.north of Wadi Ghuize, fn Southern Pafeslinc and captured Turkisfi advanced positions along a front 01" six and a half miles, The sltack, the.Britfsh state- ment eayg, was assisted by the fire of warships and the position gained was' consolidated. Fight- ing was at the lime was sent. B! the public galleriesjPwere'.--practic- ally empty. i. Sir of fin- ma'dc'Jhe formal announcement .hei-house, on "Tucailflyr next. -Sir jcorke Foster aud Laiir- .or to' ih'e triemoryof tbe Duchess of f 'Sir George; FoBlcr-Bpoldjjor Ihc.'oh- [ranee-''of ipf, the splendid wlilch' liaij been .iltinc1-, liy.lho.'Uucliesa. when In Canada .011 behalf of the soldiers j Ion and .of her' many" fine .personal QUftlltles. All Canadians, he''said, would isymiihtlitzc Duke ..of Comiaughi.. '_-, v V, _ Sir Wilfrid Laurlcr sald'lhc mem- ory of Her Royal-Highness would! long be cherished in Canada: 'Despite' poor lieallli she had never.. .apaVcil I herself in the Ecrvice. ofr Iho.-Caiiud-! Ian people. i Entrance of. U.' S.' Sir George then spoke, of Llie en- trance ot the Into the great war. The s-aid, was of grcal iiV.'vleiv of the fact that for over Sundfed years the American republic lias, held tiloof from-European rleeis- Without, any strong central authority Hie masses realize that Lhc nower IK In tlicJr own hands. Tlic existing breach ilates from thn triumph of Ihc revolution, when the couacil of work- men's and .soldiers' deputies Issued Instructions lo the people Lo disregard tlic orders of.tlie government .where these .conflEcLcd1" wilL of the ion Lo f c'n by a nation, a l for freedom Lad b'ccn'lak-'. c' number of February Iflircu men. .1. Cnmerem, E the death of ________ assistant general (lanager'pr the C.NT.ft, In n statement i Ihc .Western' Associated Press cor- said that the men wore lot without cause and that J certain standard'discipline must ho lialnlatifcd.'' E. Best, chairman of Ihe. Bro.lli- Irhnod of Locomotive Engineers, with cadqunrtcrs at Winnipeg, lust: night liadu llio following roply Lo Mr. Cnm- Iron's statement: "It. la Iho comnany, not Ihc men, I'hTch needs .disciplining. We don't ob- Wicl to discipline bjit we ilo object Lo Mien being dismissed -when Ihey nrc to bhimpjor what due i conditions under which Uioy work. K'o know that thc'lraln crow arc not 1} blnmo nnd wo Intend Lo RCC that Lho lien -nre reinstated. This thing- la list starting.- Mr. Cameron and I dlil lot reach a settlement. The next Itcp Is an Interview with llic general Iianagcr. If he will not give us jus- we will Inlcc U lo the govern- that mean you will in volte lie provisions of.HID Lcmlcnx act ami sk hoard of the lorrcanondchl 'askeil. I "It may replied Ilr. IleJit, I'but we Intend to press our Jlalpi to (he limit" Ashed If 'his' hrothcrhooil would re'lriQ sup'pprl of oilier rajlway bro rhoodsi, Mr. DcaL aald ho could not anything ahpul thai yet. but IhaL lo was apcnkifis on bchnlf.of Ihc Bro- licrhoocl of Locbmntlyo Knt'lnccrs nnd Iial T. II. Spooner, chairman of Ihc 1-rotherhood of Locomotive Firemen nciirred with him. Mr. Rest leCl for .last night. whose people naturally antagon- istic lo ivnr. The United; States lindi.b fidflsli object; lo gain, arid the weight ol Us one hundred million peace' lo'v- iiE people M'onld have.a (rcmendovi'a effect. Her entrance had made'. U clear that Ihc moral sties'of the war .vcre on tlic side of Ihc-allies. Sir jcorgc predicted IhatV the -United States .cou'hl take ml during llic last .decisive' monlhs of (Jic war. He pre.dicLeil IhaL .withiii year Lhc United Slates wo'uld place an army of one or two million, 'men In the fiftlrt.- Sir Wilfrid Lauricf. .s.-iltl the, en- trance of the UnlLcd'.Slatcs'into the (CONTINUED ON PJLGE Produces 125 -Mil- Taxes A re Now Proposed -London. Apr. the British Eovernmont continue lo Quiid even If seal experts, tiic'li wcelt is in more cash' than was Two weeks which.end cd on T Sunday brought in as compared with in the sanio period last year. It Is exii'ct tlJL Lhe year will nroilucc 000, three" tinien (he amount before the war. Government securities" are buoyant and the forthcoming budgei will Include new laxcs calculated stll further to Increase the receipts: FORM SHIPS Planls 'to Re Busy For Next. 15: Also. Casualties Now 2410 .Ottawa; anh'oiincc- njorit .was QC' clers have1 been sfeel Cauaila uu'Lo the full limit of the 3teGl_jilanls available (luring the icxl-f if teen months, The question of lovclbpiris M'ood shipbuilding In Can- Jhas 'Uccii.iihdcr InvesUgtitlon dur- tllic' last-jnonlh and it has beeii presented Imperial government tonnage ot suitable ivooden vessels coulrt be oLlained. The liilon-'BovcrimiciU in order to ias- siat (levclopraent 6r sliipbuilding hi Canada has offered lo make a BHC cial loan lo the imperial munitions board million dollars for this purpose- The offer has been acceiiLei and .will "greatly faclllialD progress. Ottawa, April a total of 213 names In the neon casual- ty Kst today, 23. are given as killed In action, fourteen died of 17] are wounded "and five arc micslng... There 'are no of- ficers in the list.. This brings the total of the- rank'and, fjle far announced up" to since Easter. The total''re- mains st 395. ,_ Till-: GFJULYXS CLAIM TO HAVE OCCUPIED STKOXGER POSITIONS Pnris. Apr. uniform failure of the Germans (o rc- sisl Mic slcjuly and niolliotlical pressure of llic French is llic otiU slanding I'calurc of Ilic opcriitions lo in Ihc offciislvft on Ihe Aisnc and in Chninpngnc. It is clear Hint General NivelleV armies are m no diiiiger of losing inillalivc jind llml gradually surely all stiliehls along llie .Soissons-'Auhcsivc front arc being crushed. The principal Iho enemy has clung fbimcd an alible where Ihe fronl, running sonlh froiii St. Qticnlln, liing-? cd lo Ihc line runnini' cashviird Unvnrd Reims. CFiughL as in a vi.se by llic Iroons julviincint; frpm Laffaux and north- west from Vailfy and-Chavonhc Ihc angle'colbjpscd yesterday and Fort Condc was captured. .Siihslanliiil progress was made in ccnlrc, woiveasl and wcsl ol Craoniie, which is gfadually hcing enveloped- In the Clininpagnc'scctioii on .Uicirighl strong positionsi'still held hy Ihe enemy arc falling one hy one. All this work could only hiivc been done'ah heavy cost oNife under former war con- ditions. H is hcing carried" 6nl: with comparatively small loss! now, Ihniiks to Ihe methods used hy Ihc French -Q U. S. GUARD KILLED FROM AMBUSH. Trcnlon, X. April A fired from ambush mortally woiinaed llobert Price. IS years old, a private In B company, second regiment, .lerscy National Guard, who wag on duly EuarrtinE a rajlroad Vardvlllc, N. J. e near Hand Over j Interests in Govt. Victoria, Bib., April. 20.-fWhen the and a number of questions wore Increase in Passenger Rates Soon Montreal, April Can- adian freight association, which is ..representative of the Canadian in announcing --that the reads are about lo make applica- tion' to.the board of railway com- for a general increase In., freight rales of fifteen per 'and fifteen per cent, in fares, it is stated. This hns. been rendered neccs- sary by the staggering additions toVoperating expenses which the .r.oads are facing. S.'GOVT. BUYS BACON. Chicago, April One million [Hiuiids of bacon at 35c'a uounil havu been'; purchased hero by the go mcnt-Jn'tbc last few days. Canned sage .canned corn beef has h'cen boiigliL In considcmllc q tUlcs. U. S. Govt. Determined That By Selective Conscription nppnrenlly in :m endeavor to that Sir Ilichanl McUrldc nnd PnctHc Greal Eastern cr.milry.'con- vened lliia mornlny E. P.- Davisi'K.C-, oh behalf of the V'oley, 'Welch', and not Ihc minister ot railways had hand- Slownrl "Iiileresla, EJi'UV.UiaL'. hifi cli-'lcd Lhc r. G.-K. affair. .Mr. Taylor Ic-A.LLANT SOLDIER PROMOTED. -April Sweeny of the Hoyal Kuslllers, for- I'crly !n the Canadian nillitEa Is .qai- lletl a brigade cominandcr rind leni- lirary- brigadier, replacing Brigadier Tuford. llrlgndlcr Sweeny wag wounded In ay, 1015; incnlionel 1 Juincf 191U, and Kiiffcrcd from shell lioclc Jilly and was apain menlion dispatches in January, 1'JlT. cnls wnrc prepared hand-by or'Hi I Ihclr In Uic'.Paclffc-. Great Eastern "nnd aubaidfary'.cOmpanlcs and were also prepared, if Ihc-'goyernnicnt wished, to undertake the" iJoniplolion of Ihc lino manage; incut. Thoy would-be'-iviUing' to doln replied thnl he accepted the respon sibilily 'for1 what his- dcpniLtuciiL.liad or hail not done.- DAILY SERVICE TO VANGUARD Mooic Sask.T April An is made ty the C. I'. H of p. dnlly Irain service between SwUi Current" and Vanguard, commencing May 1. The (rain Lo leave Swirl Cur- rent .In liic morning returning tn the evening. ilila If the' gbvcrnment'wonlrt release lha company and Its members from their obligation and covenant to comylete the line. r S. S. povemment, that s_amV consider- ation had already given this matter. If the contractors, wished to (ilaco themselves In'B.rorrent posHI6n they should flrel make1 repayment lo Ihc ol over-payments made lo them-under Ihc' guarantee. and of ovcr-pnymcnta rcaiiHIng from April over-clnssitlcRtton of some'pf Ihe Picculho qf 'the .council of hy Ihp rontraclor. -They -rhonld 'nlso Wnshingtori, Apr. The firm de Icrmtnallon of Hie administration to insist unon Llie cha'clinenl of the gen- eral stnfl arniy- bill providing for sc- Icclive was indicated to- day by (he feilcr of President Wilson to Ilcpreaentatlvc .Ilclvoring of Kan- sas. 'i Idea of the, selective dran." ivrole Hie "is that .those liouhl -be choacn for service hi the nny who can Lb mp_st readily spared rom tlic.-irroscculion of, other actiri- v v v -I- v v v k NO COGNIZANCE OF SOCIALIST CONFERENCE v- iiaino iiersnna lo thd Lobdlh was paid anil produce'- Ihelr private ledeors.-X'o further acllonvvas taken rcgnnlinB Mr. Da'vls1 proposal. Thbmaa Taylor, tormct.EibijBlcr'br railways, waa on the Stand this morn- v .worlitocn's. and sokrtcrs dele-' authorizes the statement that llic council htis.no cog-' nlrance of llie reported Hnsso- Ccrnian v Apr. report has lliat General S. C tUrcclorgcncrnl tbe'-bornc defence force, to resigi becausQpr alleged disBnt.s'acLlon wllh the wayMhe scheme is working ant parllculnrly by reason of tbe propose CTiient of Licnt.-Col. Armnnd guq as YccruUIng otffcor In Quc dispatch from OUav.-a pub- the Gnzcllc th's morning. ics which Lhe country must c in One Miner Admits -TKis In-'Evi- dence Given al Inquest Fernie l to Hie Herald) Pernie, Apr. of'evl- French Official Paris, Apr. Viulenl'fighting con- Liiiued'during the night. In whlcli the French rurilier'galiis in. the re- Latfa'ui and- Vauclerc pla? lean, Lhe'irar offlcn announces, -Sev- 01 -Jloavy. at .Clianipagne) losses hcing In'; Ilicted oil Ihe.enemy. flritrsh Official London, Apr. gained groutid during the nlglu in the neighborhood of Yillers-Guislain, says today's ,cial stalcracuL Klsewherc was'nolh- ins especially interesting. t Oerman Official. Berlin, April. occiipation which lo g _ _ have been.> under coostriiction iloiica by the coroner ahd jury m ..the [hc ie3Ucd to matter ol llie explosion" ot'Coarurees'1 on the niK'iL of day. The hearing is being held lii'.thjc court room of the provincial'buildhi.g nnd much interest is being.'manifested in .the proceedings. elled Coroner Wilkes, .and .which lidd viewed Ihe 'bodies so'far cd from Lhe mine at Coal discharged by Coronur Murray emiianelled another jury. 't-'; The jury as now is asjol. Foreman, Wm. JacKson, ueo. Cody. Wm. Robson, J.: J.' nd to, which it must deyotc a gooil ieal of Its Kiid capacity. The volunteer system do Ills. Wlieii" the "men llicm- elves they ,sonieliriies choose without due regnrd: lo thefr' other rcsponsi- lilities." Washington, April ary Houston today recommended to the senate lhat Ihc council of national defence' be cmpowirrd lo fix Ihc-jninimurn and mum food prices. URGE RUSSIANS TO CONTINUE THE WAR. Xe'w York, April committee of leading American. nnd llussian Sccfaliats Iclekranhcd to Minister, of Justice A. F. Kcr'cnsky at Pctrograd tortny. urging the. council of. riicn's and ilelcgRles to p.vcry effort, to nrcTCnl a separate peace between Ilupsla and which, they sayr would result In nn feaift of the world's and. deUy social revolution. John Woo 4s James'. Linn, The jury went to the cemetery aiid exhumed a budy of n miner: who! bad IJOCH killed, viewed by the1 first 'jiiry and buried. This was order to co'm- ply wilh the law goveTnin'E 'inquests: There were Inspectors Thos. Williams, crt Slrnchan: Wilkinson, Charles O'Brieiij "Bupemi- endent o[ Ihe Mine Reacue': Station; James AshvrorLli, A- wood Ilcrchmer. Mine Manager. .Cau- Held, Oi-C'ual Creek, anil, many oLh'er parties interested in lhe.L pf ocecdings. Harry, Haig, miner, .was; the ifirst- itncss examined who .had workctl.iTi number three mine" before; slon.. He was a certificated had worked six years two and three, lie .vyorkcd Mic shift of Ihe ?tlie plosion. Had noljccd where ho .worked that "Niirabpr- -4 incline' where he worked g ly clear or gas. He had scon, on sonic occasions a quarter inclfl ot had'cxncrienccfl a Imnip in, his w.ork- iiiR ulace. tn, answer to' he did not remember seeing on Uieiiio- Lico hoard ,lhc morning betore Ihe cx- ploEion, a statement w'as.a. inU In! of gas showing hi tlic m'np.'Ilc iiiderslood from toe gas" that Rtir was sufficient lo cxlin ?uisli the light in a. statement iesucd todaj hv he German army headquarters, he- gan on IGlh and ended yes' terday hy the abundonuicnt of tha' bank 'o[ the fliver Aftne between Condc and the statement adds, "follows lugly." The German statement conlinucs: the Arras "jalLlefield firing ih-, creases daily. Near St. Qitenlln, if varies. The double Latile on jMsno> and Champagne conlinues in normal.' course. The second French to brcat in the" Charapaguo has .been frustrated. "Up lo Lhc present tUe Freneli .have used on hotli .battlefields ludrc than thirty which had been carefully 'reformed alter "tho baLllo ot the Somnie." fc IE. MARKETS Spot- Liical'track wheat Lctal track oats............ May'ilax WEATIIEK High warmer. o- v OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT -J Oltann. Arril jor- fromcnt lias authorized Ihc ritatillsllinenl llic .grain sample markets at Ihc clilet wcElcm .poims. Dclalls will arranged by llic grain mlssioncra. .v A (CornSUED ox PAGE Th Fetrograd, via Ixindon; Apr; General Gurko, cominainler of llie wes tern front, IIRS issued a pToclamaUdi to soldiers declaring thai Ihc elect Son and arrest and dismissal btTutltcer of various ranks by Ihq ells js aw" vmdcslrablc praetlccv.am threatens serious consequences E1 Member Alberla Legis-j lalurc For Didsbury Mitkea Supreme Sacrifice Didibury, April has' ,1 been received here by Mrs. Stauf-. fsr that her husband, J, E. Slauf-; fer, Liberal member in the Alberta legislature for .Didsbury ucncy, hae been killed ih ,action. He had only been a few "days-In-' the trenches. 7 London, A pril'- The '.Driliih'' people 'and 'Americana, th Ihis eoun-'. Iry .celebratctl ArqcTica'a" rarlneTaiiln. In tlie world -war by ser- vice today In St.. Paul's 'culheJfil.ii-. tended by the official bead? of the. ;n'nd a great' lere.was a great display, of AinerV V kan in istrlpes.- floated over _' ''iiiWlnga at Westmlnater and other, oVcrnmenl buildings in London. J. ;