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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 26, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta I'. X. Al.ltKliTA, TIPWDAV, AI'HJI. 20, NUMIW.n 113 TIDE OF BATTLE EBBS AND FLOWS ON SCARPE FRONT; BRITISH GUNS MOWDOWMENEMY ADVANCING EN MASSE L'XOMi SAM'S HUH SCOlJlt THE 8EA ilvHLitafeo is SOU Whose (iiiiis NCVIT (he Dun il- ly Cour- iifi'c of Icru, Wednesday, April don, April balllo which Is still In progress, cast of Arras la do- rather "like the early days of the Somme.batilca, when our men foughl Blubuornlv to gain or regain D fcw'.huuilrcd'yarda of trendies In yvhfcli the; enemy rcfiistcj under cr of great gunfire anil to which ho flcnl up strong bodice of Eupporttng troops to Urli'o our men out coun- IcT-aUricks. hi, the groynd east of MoiK-hy, between the Scnrpc anil Kcnsc rlvcrai the situation IB exactly like that, and Ilia line of buttlo n lo ami fro (nan nslonlshhiK way, tlio Itrlllsh anil Gorman troops fighting backward and forward over II.? same ground with alternating- success. The allacX- rondo by the Scottish afternoon aiiJ Kng- llsh'lroopVat 3.3Q o'clock this morn- JDK- re-established our line on this fihlo of two MpoaJs tailed Iho Bola Vertes anil Hole Dart and en tlie further dido of Gucmappc. 1'arlles of who had licon cut ol airl were believed to be In Hie hands of the enemy worn recovered yoster out In" the most gal ijoslttdna. Amoaj were -toin'o (if Hie meri-of'Jhe pu barrage nrccctljng-the Infantry alla'cl Shro' for lost, capcd. .Tho British shells arid Gernjtfn Fhclls' which-burst In thcjr'lives. A Brqve Party! A similar., ca'sfl bajipencJ with .-party of Worcester men recovered Inst night, They-were clit off. In" small .copse quiet fo ficvcffil days, surroutitled by the on cm'y. Tlicr" bad their iron ration with them 'and lived on them mil "they They- were llic starting'and Buffering great agon from wa'nt of.'wnter, but still woul last nlghl'ivere'rc y-ardeil-for Ihelr endurance by.sceln retire before llic advauc ing varcs of British troops. Thb ,cn'cmy, ia suffering'big Io3sc: .but replaces'111oni "each lime by (res liattnllons.'The'y continueTto 'show, be termination to up'tho Drills trout nearer Ihe' approach fo lu lllnOenburg'-lihe, .In a pile .of th frightful casualties' already guff ere U Is Impossible 'lo estimate the Ge man losses during Iho past Mire daj's. (CoxTXNriEp os PAGE 6) EARL KILLED IN ACTION JfOnilujt, April lltnry Molyncui I'agct Howard. Hurl of Suffolk and lierkihlw tius been killed In action. picture ii'a.i taken off HJack fa la rid, II. I., and shows a teal of one of Iho speedy little boats (bat the American naval authorities have adopted for submarine chasers. Tboy expect to make It hot for any prowlers off Ibo Atlantic seaboard. ANOTHER BIG JUMP IN BANK CLEARINGS Tbls Same period last year Increase-of (G26.5G1 or ML 10 Farmers of This Paid Duty .This Tractors from Jify Forces Will fie .on Hiind With Many Volunteer Arbor Day promises lo be 'tig day at Henderson Park If tho eather Is rino.'The organlzallou Is ot so good AS II has been ]n paal years ndor tho Board of Trade inanage- letil, but Iho city .forces fiic-. gblhg be on, linucl In full s'Lrcngth roady direct, (he, work, During liic Supt, Mltcliel) f :.lhe ilcparLmcnL lias, been uVy arfahfiinB tjie ivorfc for. the day. olcs'for treGd; have been Farmers In the Lethbrldge Uict have purchased 200 tractors for on-thelr farms thla spring- The majority of these are light tractors using gaeollne or kero- sene as Of the 200 tractors. at the outside, are of Canadian man- ufacture. These are of the Ssvi- yer-Massty type. All the ..rest came from American; factories, and on these the farmers have paid JfiO'.OOO duty. The Herald yesterday made a- canvass of the Implement dealers of the'clly to learn the demand for IractorSj the' above result. One firm hai sold another 40, and the remain-' der have eold fJlty betwein them.'..' But had a EUfflclenl number been 'available., had the'lmplement deal- ers been able'lo secure them, they could have "sold a great many more The factories are having difficulty In filling the orders, and Lelhbridge, being so far point of manufacture, 'ordirs from not filled so quickly PB the dealers would "II Is a crying said one Implement dealer lo the "Herald. waving a-customs' Invoice In his hand, j.'that the 'farmers of this .district have had to pay through the nose forfr the piotectlon ot those I this carload of jfopr tractors, I have to pa.y duly. Of course the farmers have to pay me. paying an aver-" age of duty_on-each tractor they buy. They have.paid 560.- 000 this spring on the tractors they have purchased In this dfs- IricL" The'farmers tractors to speed up production. They have been unable to secure enough trae-. tars. Dealers are having great dif- ficulty in getting delivery. IF the member oT the House of Commons for Hamilton, Onl who told the House the other day that not one farmer.1n.200d would UEB a trac- tor, would visit: Lethbridge, -he would find out differently. One farmer out of 25 would use them In Southern Alberta, if they could be secured reasonably. But per cent; duty Is charc.sd on all and many farmers viho would otherwise purchase feel themselves unable to.do so. Advance In MasseiT C'ouutei1 Attacks and Fall Like Wheat Hc- 1'ore.llie Gains Are Made. Govt. Fears German-Plan IB To Scare them Home, Then Launch Attack Pelrogratl. Apr. 23, via London, Apr. 2G. N'egotlatlons'of the University of Ilricff to rcmoyti to Yar osloff or'VoronezL have iucreasetl Ihc public disquiet over a GcrmDn drive by of land and Trees in Hie ploU pUnled laal voar, specially Jlic- soldiers'-., plots "will .tp pruned, aiid U'IOBB vlll lie replaced. Tho whole pbpulatlon.c'-tne schools of tlic' city- arc being, organized and vlll go to- the lesson In Tee-planting. No arrangerrienls -Have, been rande !or --aening lunch arid, .cacli parly should take tins Important pail of Ihc day's equipment. iArrahBenienls, It .nnilbiEtopd.Mire -being mads. _-_ for supplying lea and coifee.-'. The banhs wnd will be closed lor :tlio a number who will be able to )iclp These with'- llioechbol -and tliose" who -will be 'releas- ed, from Ilie husincEs-liougc's'ror' (he day should coiuprise1 aii Arbor. Day of my such aa Henderson, Part has never; before wiuieseed. Everybody ,js invited and '.'bring -loojg for tree plant ihgantl cleaning up ihc jiark. SehotfWei Normal School will-be built any part of Alberta. .That is .Premier Sifton's reply lo the Board oT request LHjt, if more accommodation for teach- ers in training Is needed, Leth- bridge should be considered as the location of a 'school. The Premier slated claim would receive considera- tion. f Price'Soaring Near Prohibitive Use Qais Flour Flour has Jumped 60 cents" a hun- drcd In Lhq-nasL." Iwo days." On.Tues- day It Jumped 20 cents. On Wednes day U.Jumped M" ccnla. -Tim trado of local flour now sells a ]icr hundred. Wliat liavc reached, to- daj' had the'innrlcct liol'bccn orc can, hrirdlj- tell, but nt one.time this morning- Ihc price of re- mained at Ihc lilgh -spot, of llic mom- Ing- Aboul -11 o'clock tlio inarkcl 'wont May advancing to wilh Tiardlr'n' trade In the pit. Al- most Immediately fl UCKAH to break ind there was; a steady May wheat closing at f2. ninkiug a-range lir prices, for the morning oFl-liJ cents. October wneal smashed. RlP records for distant futures whcn'lL hit at the Earho llmis as .May rcnchcd Iho "i spot.. Bui October also dropped _ i Though life .weather' Is "slilj: LhrcaL- enlng, following Jlonday's anowslprm, he farmers aro losing no time 111 seetl- HB opcrotlona. Practically ovpr tho vholo of Southern AlbeH'a era wcro 011 llic land on Tuesday aller- ioon anrt Wednesday, ami thoujgli soil conditions nro ralhor Eoetling Is progreaalng favorabry, nndiXSalurday lgliL vrlll, sec another larfe percent- go In crop. "A message from C.'P. fi. sources cant of Stirling slates that Iho larmors all- along thai line arc "work- ing overtime '.with '.hpracs nnd true' tora In an "seed. Hie, largest acreage'In the history 'c-f Ihc :aoulh There may bo Borne laolate'd dlsLrlcls it.Is sllll J as a the." spring opera (Ions full swlnr. "Ji Presbyterian Synod Considers Resolution Introduced By Dr. McQueen, Edmonton. Bdnjantbii, April. resolution calling upon Hie Prcsbyleriaa -'Gen-: eral Assembly lo takn such actioii would of- the on llie score of the proposed consummation of. .the union, was- 1 traduced'in the Alberta synod this" morning and ivithout discussion! -was referred to a special comniillee. ,Thp mollon was mfldc by.Tlcv.-Dr. McQu'eon Edmonton, who claimed Lhal. the cliurcb Lad-been distracted by tSvelvo" of-union' ngllatlon aiid: that it vould bo unwise to _continue; fihte distraction during Ihc_ period of rc- ionstrucllon atler llif- Hiergy of the people wpiild.be national problems." TCev.. A. C. j 3rynn, of Taber, subiiiittcd that thci i ntroclHdion of the question synod was unfair, as no previous" noi- ico of such intention batl been'given and he" therefore that the niol- Dr. S. at noberlson College, Amoved, nn amendrridnt that th'c resolution bo referred to a committee to bring in a report laler in tho day, and (.bis was unanimously carried." The committee named by Ihe.synod to consider the Bunion re'solullori. ivo'S mzflo up of Ihreo men on each side of Iho question, Ilcv. Dr. Dydc, A. said Major-Genual'P. .Maurice In Makes Great OlhcrS. Alberta Men _ Wounded Casualty messages received today convey the pad iriformatloii that Wm. Glover of Cardslon had been killed in action. It is'bclieveil he was a membev ot a South Alle'rta mou'ntefl __-. unit. Privates S.1 T. Iiftlton 'of Pincher This 15 Estnblished Brillsh 'toss Light and-German Loss Heavy. Creek, i.W. -Coddard of "Burmis and JDS. Xesbitt of .Coalhursi, have been wounded iii the riccnt fightlrig. FLOUR AGAIN'JUMPS. April- strong early grain market torlay. caused the millers la advance tlieir flour prices this forciiooii'; They are also consid- ering an additional Increase. All grades arc now" GO cents higher, rank- ing the .top grades per barrel. The latest advance' means an in- of barrel since Ihe ulbreak of Ihe against the Baltic coast iri Ihe Kppe "of reaching Fctrograd. -7 r frank appeal War -Minister Ciuchholf to the. soldiers printed today urging Ihem iiot-.-to Jeave the front. This was made kriowh'JiccauEe of rumors current ql Ih'e my origin, that land .was, IrihMted, only tliofi'e would get ILeirs. -Soldiers, officers' t fie front as deserters, but "tronilstng1 (6' come back as soon as allolmeat wa's made.. r', 1 V lOuchkoff says In hls-apn'eal lhat-tb'e niiiuljer of soldiers deserting1 lias be- come dangerously large. He says; "All Russia 15 strlckeii'-at -the- sad news .from the i6[ Ms appeal Is rcnssuriujj i'to- the sol- diers, denying "criminal rumors of dlS; tributlon of land" which, will not come before the national Assem- bly meets. Tho public in -ilicse two pieces of news the possibility of the Germans mecllnc; inauffklent TE: sislancc and reaching Petfograd after the Ground hardens. Dirty German-. Pelrograd, Apr. telegram received 'from.Rjga indicates that llic Germans" arc conUniiinB'un- remillingly their attempts} lo -parley with Ihc Russian' At -r one London, Apr. to-} day irom British- headquarters ''In- France, Heuter'a correspondent says. "The Germana nrc still hurrying up freah reserves lo press their counter-; attacks, They are righting n great de- laying battle, although noL now stand- ing up on any well prepared system od defences and can only bops Lo check: our' advance by using up great1 masses of. troops whogo breasts havo laken the.place of parapets.. j "This policy must result In greatly accelerating tho process of exhaustion and if continued long the situation, will resolve llseir Into the simple prob' lorn of whicb aide can longer maintain (he deadly pace. "PrisoDers declare .that tlie German- army Is not being drained at the rate which brings collapse within a surable dlslance." Germans Repulsed London, Apr. German attacks on British positions near Ga vrelle were completely repulsed last night, according-to the official an-j iiouncement Issued by Lhg officq today. Terrific Fighting Paris, Apr: fighting) place the Gernians diaplayc'd'a-.pla'card on written not altnck- We also TllPnbt attack." 'vLpndon, April feature pf Hie second phase of the uallle of Arras is va definite estah- llshhienl of superiority In artillery by Uip liritiBh, and it is due lo CTiority that they have been able .to rmilnUln" 'the "successful offensiv D.- Archibald nnd Rev. H. J. KeUh for wcohlr talk today the as declared the the unionists, McQueen, socialc.il -press, Ilcv. William Slmona.1 anil Ilcv. J. S.I Maurice Shorti; for tbo anli-unlouisls. The f fiernmns had drawn-on thefr slrat- reporl of "the committee is "expected conference-ha s returned home. The miners arc reticent .as to thoi rcccnlion of -the 'naw agreement. London, April Loridpn Times' naval corresponderit. declares n .his-articles this a study of the tho. of- ficial return.ol ship's does not conduce, to optimism." They do noL give the lonna'se jlosscs, .and without these only of what has hccn'-deslroyed 'can be obtained. fact arrivals nnd sailings have tha; correspondent. coallnues, docs not" diminish Ih'e-' gravity- of the ualion. In Ihese figures.Teissels of uationRllties are includedrthe cof- jiuiidciit remarks. conllnucd during Ihc nfgbt on'.the front of the French offensive. ..Thq Germans renewed, Ihelr counter-at- tacks oil (he Iiigh ground near Cliemni success the! war'oince raporls. 'Aii; attach In great [orce Corny vras repulsed with" heavy. the; Germans, German Official f London German Gavrclle. in Arras battlefield, is now situated at tKc eastern bouuduryof; Llie Village, taya today's army headquarters' statement, Whole Hun-'Force Out Brltifili Headquarters" in Iran l Apr. .26, "via London, (From Correspond en L ol the has tive lull In the fighting cast of-Arras la the last. 24 hours. The-German" counter attacks in an effort to retake positions captured by the.British in Monday's push baring.-, worn "selves Dill. Alter each of'these at- taching wares'had been the Brilisli managed to creep forward still farther. Stories of" the German counter-at- have' been 'eight separ ate attempts to capture Garrelle since Jlonday tell dible' tactics Iho. Germans In Bending forward troops, in mass for- giving ;-the Brlllih aTtlllerjr' tlie'greatest opporlunitr for open-far' get aliootlng it hsa had In.the_laat two years. Several iLaris were advancing in attacks late Tuesday curtain of fire shut.down them. Still other British guna f red slraight Ihrough the. curtain on the advancing men. Not a roan, passed-be.- yond Thai curlpin and when its obscur- ing smoke not a mov: ing German insight. NothinB-Vas ib' be, .seen but ploughed ground-littered, 'Will DentjfTHis -Ollawa. Apr. liaru slRled tills morning that reply in Lhc house of atlcmoon to the slnleineTit niadc.bj U. last oveninK.tlKit when he was rtillways 'he.'.was MONTANA .CHECKS ATHLETICS j prepared lo haml U. n..lb Movl-.. April the the Canadian Univcrsily ot Monlana lotlny 'decided' Inliranldd that he would.dens', that he to call off ill allilcllc tonlesls sclicd-l had conic to such ah agreement with nlcd alter !a> [th'e Canadian Xorthcrn.S MARKETS Spot Local-track ...240 May .wheat Local track oats May oats............'..'-....... May flax '41 Fair, higher tempera- turf. AUSTRIA IS ANXIOUS TQ SHAKE OFF HUN FETTERS l -April especially" well Informed aources.- 1J; learned thai-there-is some ground (or believing that Ihe -of Ihe quadruple alliance arc No statement of The kind'can.: of be predicted definitely, but It .seems certain that Aurtria li.lcpk- Ing around for ways .and means of shaking off the German'fellert which bind her'lo-the rconLinualion of the war, from which she can ''expect'no solid gain. -_ I A clear. dTstlrictTon Is drawn between the secret Auitr -Jn the direclr'o'n of. freedom, from German and the -.illuiiory; "peace fostered from Berlin. May Break Out'With Renewed on Uigger Scale J on May Day Amsterdam, via Tendon Apr 26 The Berliner after" paying" that work In Ihc Berlin factories.was almost completely resufncil j-j remarka: "II la .'all this niore un-' pleasant therefore that.the" possibility of a renewal of (he strike ormHrii- wtrlters on -May Day! is :-bcinK discussed in some munitions" vorkera n Unsaliifactory Production Apr." Proleata of. a 'representa'livo in tne HeiChstag comrblltee yesterday called, a Uentipa; for. the'first tlnzc (6 the tact Lhat .German newspapers gt now. submit-to "beroror beins same meet ing of the Reichstag committee, which wzs dcVpled to milUary quesUonsrit was that all la not satisfac tory in-tlio manufacture ot exylOslTes, Deputy Golheirf demanded mformatlort aa'lo Ihc slaliis ot Ihs produclldn "o{ explosives and criticized as inadequate the confidential report of of war. on Ihe.raililary sjtuatioB. ;