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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta .VOI.UMK ,V. AJJIKHTA, TCJftj'MV, AI'JUJ, H KJJ7 Nl'.MJiJvU 113 GERMANS FIGHTING FOR LAST LEASE OF LIFE IN FRANCE Further Offlclal'Klury Telia of (lie Advances Jlutntf Made On I'lulns CHKAT (ULUNTKY IS FEATURE OF I' London, April via A (ijiiiinunlquo Issued fruni tlio I'liiiadlaii WOP and iccorda office here continues tliu account froni.llini bffiA rial Boujro.or tho operations of llio Canadian aincc the capture of Viiny HIilEo on Aiirll The com- published on Saturday de- IllO SUCCCSKfUl Canadian US- Fiinlt on Vhny oii'Kastcr-Monday mid liosltlona occupied Llinl night on lho Blonc of (lie famous rldxc. The and recordB oluce communique continues the- account of cijicrnllons. lo Friday night> April 13, nt which. UNO the enemy retire- ment in'Bald to have been "not. a tvMbtlrowul but u dlsonlorJy retreat." Lines Advanced. "Since-Ajirll 0, llio historic day on which the C'anadteu corpus tantuieu A'lmy Hldge, tlio great .GDrillBH stronghold, .the full advantage of tha first, day's victory has been reallxod, Progress has been inodo anil our lines .have been advanced along llic whole frent-to an-average depth of yards, mainly as n result of successful patrol Imnl work lias been cknpriticd' hi consolidation of recaptured., noalllons. Very "trying weather lias. Imposed-a severe Elrain our.troops. The roads aro our War on Subs. Now Very Effective Too SJow In Pro j UtsuIfK, And 7QO Men Are Idle MINKS HAVE OUDEKS roil A UHJ OUTPU'I PRINCE EITEL FREDERICK Second Son of the-kalse Dead FcVcr. i Says One Kbt Hcporl Washington, April Ing to a merrtbtr of the British commission, 20 German Inca and their were captur- ed by the BrlUih on April 10, the tlLy before' the called from England. They not exactly captured said the Englishman, ".They >ud been searching for.a destroyer base dayt and had been differing for food and ffom the weather, and picked them fup many of Ihc men were on the verge cf starvation. The were quite jubdued and "England ii getting a lot submarines than people have any Idea cf, Their bzsts arc eought out and destroyed almost before are established, The BriUth know of certain bates, but they let them alone until the eub- marines are 'gone, then destroy them and leave the U-boaU In a Alter remaining al wurk for a, week longer Ihaii any nf Mm in Ihc Hold, Ihn mi-n cf No. H and No. i mines of Ihe Call f'ollJerlos threw Uiotr tonU last night anil rt-fyfcd lo KO lo u'tirk today. Morn Unin 700 are Idle as 11 result ol this ac- tion. OIL Sunday a UIBE.S meeting of Local Union Xo. 574 was held wltli Mho re- pull that a peremptory rctjuest was made to Die rilRlrlcl nftircr.s lo send man io LC I It bridge foy Tuesday (o plain tlio Eltunlloii or the mines would lie Idle on Wednesday. Up lilt this morning no reply Kail hcen re- ceived, and Hie men rjutL A" few aro Ellll working, (he mhic Is making no effort lo get nut (Dal. Roth tollfci'lc.i al Coallmrht and Commerce are working- Imlay, taken no aclU ycl they aro expected lo follow tlic acllon' of KIR Lcthhrlclgc local. Karly last week IL appeared that the miners and operators were getting lo-l gcllicr'In Iho conference at. Calgary.' Great Reception in U. S. April 21. Arthur all pads of HIP country a.skinR Mr ir; IJritlEh foreign Soc- spent .today- In consultation James i clary, v.'llli other members of Llir; llrillsh commission tin tlic ineaus to [of iho onornious of work v.hft-li LHE already developed. Officials of all American aJuilnis- Jiaving to do willi IHc lionrtnci or the. war, have Riven lo tlic .informal ion which would person Is trying ID work out means of while they have taken no action ys ami distributing the results '.England's experience to the best Invitations have been received Troni rial tour or other members of th coninilRston lo visit llicm, hut, present (he DrlLish tommUsion d net. intend Jo lake am- time away from the capital. Mr. nalfour took luncheon wit! Henry'White, former ambassador 1 Franco und an ftcqualntancc of mao years' standing, and parsed ihc alter noon making rind receiving oHIcia calls. This evening will come forma dinners Secretaries Ijansing, RF and Dajifola lo Ihc diplomatic, ml itary and naval ofricials amJ, afterwards a pan-American re c c-ill Ion. chlof problem any further 1'roorjaoino of tljp'-'unpflrnllelctT triumph' of our needed It can he found by inspection of Iho roads Generally Good lo the Iterfildl Fcrnlc. April of (ho .coroner's 'pitting t -hrou glil'out facts.- Tn'c 'examina- enemy's lines.. Canadians. again nt: on lha norlhcru aloiies of thn ridge. Tbg.-enoiny.ppsltlou WHS oiiB'pC great strcnilh'.reriibra'clog llie'.aoulli- ontaklrta' of" Glvenchy, l.a Tollc wood njid a' most Intricate sys- tem brcralcrs and. trenches sur- rounding Ullli 145. Conditions, were all hr-favbr of, the- dcfeutlcrti as Ihe conLln'upUB aheillng and heavy rain had turned Ihc ground Into tion ah'd .feomotitnCB ot Uie lines ".vrhleh -.vouid- .en ialelll- gciit judgment as io'thc inlro. DcsporaLo had taken placq 'throughout the whole of. tii" p recced trig day and and though explosion .n .oh; thV Blh j 111 were' eiamln- cd: JoKuTDieES, ,Clcorso a mliicr of Yfiycnly'-pnD. year's exp-arlcnuo and Fire Joh'n Tli ionipsoii, who on the. itiornitig shift on April 5 Hi. only witness -on the th'c tho morning sfltiiiK and was otrlhc ataml for n while, "after the Tri.obn incut. lie staled Mint ho had found thc'lii-ulcs of ALkln-l son in number three- rbbnr of-number nlners throughout 'the district i HI J' R fi HT! TTT ft getting lliclr boniiscH from I (flf j HAW I 1 f- I I Jl ivcrnmenl and everything looked i J iJfiH I I I I rl rfl were Uio go urlght for an early settlement of the difficulties. Later in the week.- how- ever, the miners Lpgnn lo rriiirlztthc perteni: mrrehse. TJio cost of living, I hey claimed, had heen mounting steadily. Flour -dmT oilier Itrovislons had DUCIV going and llic rcprpaentalivca of the men no Indicated any desire to sign an agree- ment. on the basis of 15 cji-L-asc, but "suited that they Elder 20" "Use wage schedule bf-lhe old This upseL all previous" negotiations, and 3'pslcrday morning the twb parties were as far apart as ever. II Is considered mosL imCort untile that thu cannot arrive-' at a settlement, a. is slated tthb lie had found' the bodies- of H. Silver- had inade'-good-iirosrcss the incline, ivhlch their-working emv still retained n fooling in ,tbla stronghold.- v'- Tlio'-attack- was entirely success- ful an'd'-completed tlie capture ot our final objectives along' tlie irliole front of yards.-' .During the afternocu d'lnrgc parly pi" Germans, were seen In Ihe' oncn and It became, evident .the', waa concentrating'- for a co'jnler-atlack against the left flank, of our 'new This allerojil 'however, 'completely frustrated wood away from places; Hint of Piickcy.was' with; Uie Imilyjof HJrd, and he. owing- io'.'liis duties, U'lglit ho found. -_M any. place within Ills district as ho waa.-Mrri, bosg. It would .not be' likely'-. It. wns-tound It Minisnal .conditlohs exist- oil. In hfs pjjhiTon tlie'seat-of the D.T- ploaion wn3-'ln; nunibcr six .Incline. The face of'thc bv'oiir nrllllcry. which taking full nd- 1-100- feet from "the Ii6ll6in -of -mmiber of "the excellent facilities for observation 'across Doiiai plan from our new-position scattered the enemy and inflicted.'heavy casualties. On'April ;lllh-there wcro no ser- ious tVolg were a.cllvtj throughout the day. pushing forward along tho whole front and gaining ground at practic: ally no cost. Those Batteries which Ihe.enemy had been able to withdraw were very-active, hut many of "their pojiillons ivcre now exposed lo dlrecl and suffered at the hands of our gunners.. (CONTfNURD ON; PAGE six Incline. 'The the slant uc twcen Ihc main anil cdunlcV level was al.the top and the check .at or. near (lie botlom.-IJe notijhlnk IL. absolutely necessary .to. have that dour. IL eighty- or ninety' feel from the face pi 'entry, back to the first ventilating: cross He drew a skctcir of cross-cut In relation to inaln and conn" ler levels, and rcsiiUing'cfrcci OB nir current. He" dm nol'thlnk that the name cap of gas In different locnllpns explosive nature gas. .Ho thoughl au explosion o.ccur when'gas came In'conlacL fjanie" in a. defective laniiw First Loan From p. S for Britain Kilties' Carman- Among Ihfc' Lists GaR Collieries have on hand to keep the mines working steadily until next The collieries across the river work' there need be ifo period of idtcTTBsE during the summer. Is.'-.a- big demand Tor slock coal of the domestic variety while Hie demand for'.s'lcam coal lg M present sleain coal Is beginning lo-groiv scarce and som'n anxiety Is shown by other users of this product ,'of the Pass iuinc2. 5 TTie ;deaib in action Pic. J llartlctt, 'a.-u-ell-known 'local man, on was reported to his rela- tives bore this afternoon. Pie. Bart- lett went' overseas witli a local bat- talion arid six other brothers al the frotil at present. LeLhLridge Klllle, who evl Ocnlly saw som'JTor the hardest liehi tng rcr'Vlniy ritlgc, has has b_y JUs the city (hat Ptel'J. Caui- eron hail fa ecu vrounded. He enlisted Kaiser's Sbh" Is Dead: (CONTINUED ON London, Apr. Daily-Tele-" graph dispatch from Copenhagen says the Merges .Sjaeflelrog Han-, rfclstidcridc reports that Prince Eitcl Frledrlch. Kaiser's sec- ond soni has (lied ef typhus. No of- ficial statement has been cent out on the matter up to the present.. FRENCH COMMISSION S. Washington, April department of atntc (be Fafc arrival on con tin- .-cut tnday'of Ihc Frencli com-.- mission.' Washington. tint .United States la ah to' 'allied >ns- tJons "go Great Brjtai The amount and other details pro- b'ably'wlll public retary McAdoo 'within a tfew -asslslant agent of the "C.r.R. His sfstcrs here are MrsMl. II. Wick- ell. 4til Ave. S., .Mrs. I. V. MoncJica-l ler, .'Gth N'., and Miss Jean'" Cameron. 4lh Ave. S; I Pte.vnobcTl Dain, who was reported 10 OO ON IHEUSf I'rciich and -British Grows in IIH (cii.sit.v As Allies Apiitoiich-liiiKJciibiirg Giiiiis Still Heiiig' Matle in Face 'of Desperate Ktisislauce Gi'cal Drive Continuing TAKE MORE PRISONERS; FREXCII ARTILLERY -.VERY ACTIVE London, April gained ground on a-wide .front nst nighl soulli of Uie Bapaumc-Camhrni.roncL ITiey reached it. Qucjilin eansil at one Further north the villages 6F taaucanip jnul Villicis-Plouich ;wcrc captured. PosJLioiis gained on Lhc French front yesterday, says iKe; official statement today, were niaintmilcd nnil Turllier progress vas nindc cast of Mohchy and Fiocux. More than prisoners, were taken in.yesterday's'operations and many more are coining i Paris, April was very active laat night in the. vicinity of I lurlchise. in Foiilon valley and nenr says' oday's official niinouiiqcincnt." French patrols took prisoncrsi Two German atlacks during- Ihc nigbl were repnJsed.'In-Chanii pagne there was grciiade'fjglilmg. From a oC th'o Associated Qritish HeBatiuHr- tars In France, April Lou- resistance of "the-. armies appears to InareaEC la accord- ance with tlie of. the.BrJtifid- approaches .to -the-'JIindenburg 'posl- true along Ihaf present front the. Gavt. Side Votes i Canada '-'f, hercr: roming from Clarcsliolm. .wliere Figures of 800 Over.Those of Last Fiscal Year Ottawa, April J. D. Reid, yeste'nlay.ns llveil minister o[ icustuihs.Varfuoiiuccil yes- vritli 12tlrHt. Icrflay .figures Tor the onu lime employed by 0. O.. [iscal year cmling Marcli Isl shows Kdrr on.his Tarm east dt the city. Alt] an ir.crca50'or'ESS'1 "DO 000 in Cail- his rclalives are in Scotland. provious year. V j Anderson, also reported yos.j Thc lolil-trade; Tor the [iscal year Paris, April to all rules of InlernaMoiu) law and hu- manity, says an official note It- sued by. the ooyirnmcntjast nlghti the.Germans-have announced that'T' they.have that they will., torpedo ad. hospital chips without Under IFiese conditions the French flovernment gives no- tice thai German prisoners WiM.bA embarked on thcae vessels. Farmers of South Preparing to Operations Wheii Weather Again Clears p The fall of 'show.'this -wfeck" p'ntjii there ia hul very'little done toward Buenos Ayrcs, Apr. ac- cordance with an agrtcm'cnt en- Into with Hie British minis- ter Ihe Argentine government has authorized the exportation of 000 (on; of .wheat .and tons of flour lo Erigfanrfr on condition that tona of whcdl from the Canadian harvest shall he rc- l turned to Argentine in July.' stop lo seeding oporaUoTis in all dis- tricts ndjaccnt to jho rnrmcrs aro prepared, (o, 'Epce'd. up _ cratlons once they arc enabled InQAin to gel onto the land; 'The roiidllioiis genera HIT arc very Eoort, and the farm- era arc not Inclined over llic lateness ot Iho. season.' 25 or 30 percent, of iht seeding, through- out, the south has beeiv completed, or perhaps a little higher, another wock o( good wcaihcr ace rnosl of (ho. seed, in (jroutid. iln nno.or tivo localities, noHceflbly, Coal- rlale, the seed init early. Is already Followin received (his week' g Hra. from' reports I IcraM respondents: .'BOW ISLAND Dow Iflland, April crop avounil thlS lown for Ihc 'year, 1017 has not ns ycl hecn Flarlcrt on Us way only In a rery tevr the hcavylsHOw that, has laid land nil llifc.l. ot the fir ring has put thlngsilpcX, 'ami -A Battery Man Actins-TJombnrriier A. W. Davidson, lyho before enlisting in Lcttibridge's battery wria emnloyrd in Ocprgc Kcrr Co.'s grocery store fur four or. five years, is In (oday's list His relatives live in Scotland., V.r. Harsh, of Taber, is al- so.listc'd as wounded. SEARCH HOMES OF i GERMANS IN U. S, on rert- cml 'ordered today lo search .the OQi) was In coin, and bullion. Exports for (lie year just ended total led as against Im- ports Increased from lo S-l ''Increases were, shown in each' of the various classes "of tbc great growth in Canada's Irffdi; was due lo tho .Lacreasc in liianufacturcs and agricultural nro- diicls sbippctl -'Canada to other countries. Ex LI or Is uf'doiuesllc inanu- factufes incrcascil from in the fiscal year 1315-16 to C7C in 1316-17 " products to ?373, lo oC-lho session look place' resolution moved calling for tiie'abolillqii ot the duly'oh farm tractors. :-He. uraed that the abolition ol the duty: would encourage production. Sir Thomas Wliile declined-. 16 sent" to tbe request-nf t he West'Ken L member. Farm irere in .'Canadav Were Ibc-duty removed 11 EarY to out the duly, on all nialerials entering Inlo. Ibe'conslruc- tlon ol traolors. was 48 to 2S, a'Bovernmenl majority. ol-'20.; Apr. the nouse opored this afternoon JlrirKy.le asked when papers in relation over of.thc.ltoss he lablcdr He also asfced. bo the. intention of the g' make a statement ipillie, house rela- tive to tbe manufacture ofvRpss'rUles by lhe: Sis Edward Keinp in rejly. saul tbat a valuation of the factory.wasvBOW-be: ng made wliich'-is'iakiug tlie services f ii number of the virile llic TiiaiuifRclurb'.'QflllassTrifles s not heing proceeded ruised to table the papers relating la he'Istlt trig "over of lonio'r; which 'is depended upon "Germans as tho conQcctliig, llnjj are' _ f alii rig slowly-but-sure! n.'result of tho. turning- top-'ot Hfndenburg line riiripiu's frotii ward Qucant. .Fightidg d'awu 'yes-' terday-beyond Increased (cneily Jato In.tlie afternoon..and'last night. ;.tJround_gained'by the' Dritisli WBS ,Tace of 'some 6l the.1 uibsL "Hie part of the German3 "since the war "Trenc-li :warfare for ihe time being-- is forgotten.J The permans, from their drap where ao of-' ten in- the .-past-they..Were lo" seek refuge during the period ;br assault, were--urged ,by their officers every sacrlfiee'.' During the" attack .and counterattack the.'cries tbo officers Lo' their men could- be heard tumult of the batlle: j'. For. is'lhe last and dectdliig a" (I'.ieallon'to 'irie mlnislcr of militia, Sir Edward 'Klniii ;aiil that" lie was irtnloii that members'of! Uie civirser- serving overseas-should 'gel-'thd beiiefit of llic in Tlic luatter, 'he. .tn- J the nllenlion o[ .the lartroent. Hon. W. J. Roche. promEved Macdonnld ,to Lions'relating to the bringing aborers into Canada frbnilho United States. irodtice f autiiuii .iiiu i. uierj uuLiuaii, or Ocmnirally, for arras warlike 'vj C- Jias "been'received: -hero. ttcrnoh.o Mr. FrifHcltl agrees that little more thaii 10 per cent, ot the seedling has ;