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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 1, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta K, ALiiKUTA, THUHSDAY, .MAHCII 1, 1917 A FALL OF WASHINGTON OF GERMAN 'MEXICO IN AGAINST UNITED STATES Charged With Manslaughter on Chin Wreck.'.Tleutls Illness Was-Responsible HE HAS NO RECOLLECTION Stupendous Preparation for the Great Offensive SI Jolm X. H., March sucli as never arc nnw in C. Sklunard, tho brak IT mi who Is-bolnjs held as rcsponsib for tb'o train.wreck on Uccemljer 0 last-when-Train BIS crashed in Train 5H oh Iho elding at Chin, oil.his Ilsht for liberty before Mr. Jus- tice Simmons-.iii supreme court nl lioon. today, and Ills case now rests wllh tho Jury, who arc Ihls afternoon consltlcriiib' U'e evidence. The jur- ors ara-K J. Itcuniond, B. I'. Tuson. Vbnables, C. W. Mcnamel, Cha.s. llakor'ami Chas. Ostby. Tlie' general'public: Is fairly famillitr wllh' tho, ilolalls' of tho accldcuU the second-I'ii which Sklnnard ;was. impli- cated and-for .which he is now beins charged wllh. manslaughter. On .Uio morning :bf .December. HI', Trr.ln .oM, due-a'CLcthbrhlgB.'ill, 4 In Ihc.morn- inc was" hastening west. Train OH. uaslboundr.bn .-which Sklnna.nl. brakomaTCileft -CcthbrldE'e 'very Inle, and wait at the sluing at Chin for Tmh 513, which ordinarily siding'farther east ut Hell Ib wait In.r 514, the s-lpcrior I; train., On 11'Skinnard's train look lhc slll.ng al Chin to wail fo'r 513. Skinniml walk ed io.tho easl'Swilcli to stand In pbsl (Ion till 513 had passed on the man line jusi as" lhc engine of.513 loom ed iip through somc-unac- countable linuulse, crossed the track nnd throw Iho switch, throwing t.13 nounlf ihciiisefvcs himllv realize llie imniensily of the pi-e- ar ons Hint arf, in the making. Wlicn the storm breaks on lhc western front il will he a hurricane compared with any previous ellorls iic said. House Lines Up Solidly Behind President Washington, March and amazed by lhc revelation ,ol .Ger- many's attempt to unlle Japan and BefnslorffWas Medium Throuyh Which Plot was Organized When Japan Remained Friendly lo U. 'Confirms Details of the Plot CONGRESS IS GIVEN THE NEWS Whole Hun J'ronl Withdrawn North of (lie Ancrc lo New Dc- Jcncc Lines Sonic Distance Hcyond liajmtimc Re- Ircal May lo Camfcrni. Mexico In a war upon- the Stales, congress today forgot s diff- erence's of opinion ant] began awlug- into line behind iho prcsidcnt- Senato Republicans nbaniloned their general [minister and gave democratic leaders Iho assurances of- their sup- port Lo the president lu tho national emergency. In the house, without, roll call an.ll under special provision for Its immediate consideration, .repre- sentative-Flood's .bill to clothe ;the president with authority lo deal wilh the German submarine menace v.'ilh arming shiiis'wis lalcon -up- uutlcr agreement for vole after .three hours nf debate. I'resldont will In- belng-'-e'mpoivered'.to.usr 'other :propdscd in iho Mil pending In the senate. The Javanese embassy In the official com- ment declared lhat uniler no circum- stances would Germany's' proposal considered liy the Toklo government and reiterated the allegiance of Japan to the clUenl alliance and reaffirmed her friendship for the United States: Tho magnitude ana" astounding character o( Germany's proposal completely over shallowed all other consideration in the government today. Will Line Up Washington, March were in every hand in the senate.to- day the the Republican filibuster against Iho defence legislation anil armed neutrality' bill was rapidly breaking up. Several Republican senators, in the light of international revelations, assured Ine Democratic loaders that they 'would stand by thrs president. i Washington, March revelation of (lornumy will- wilh the United Stjilf.s us a result of her ul riilhlt'ssncss, plotted to unite Mexico and Japan willi her for an attack on the t'nitt'd Slates, has ilii-retl llie capital to its depths. .Mcinhcrs of congress, many of whom have been liet'iirc President Wilson's reijuesl for full iinlhorily to deal willi Ciennany in the present situation, went lo the capilol today reading' the documentary, evidence of lhc..ih'lrignc which proposed lo separate Japan from her allies and add United Slates lo Ihe list of nations hopes lo SPC conquered in her dream of. world doiniiuilioo- Ilow tieniiany, confident Hint imi'i'slricied.siihinarinc warfare is Ihe instrument hy which she will bring England lo her knees, proposed a triple blow, is re- vealed in llie sol of instructions from German, Foreign Mihislci Zimmerman lo.German Minister Von KrkhnrdT in C.ity, which was Iransmilled through Count Von DcrnsloflT, late Ocr- inan ambassador here. At one sweep (Jermiiny proposed lo weaken llie entente alliance liy the defection of Japan; strike 11 crushing blow al England's'naval power by culling oil' the. vital supply of Mexican fuel oil, and thoroughly engage the attention of Ihe United Slates liy an invasion in which Japan was lo be invited In join, and for which Mpxicri should he rewarded liy "reconquering her lost Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. 1 n_________1 11R1T1SH AKE ADVANCING WITH SCAUCELV I_________ AJs'V OPPOSITION NOW Paris, tiernians have already fallen back be- hind HapaiuiK', and Ihe fall of that town is inimincnl, according to information from the front which has reached military circles! here. The new German line is said lo run along the road Ironr Hapaume lo Pcronnc nnd sonic dishiiicc in the rear of Hie formei', town. During Ilieir llic Cicrnians have svslcnialically dcslroycfl Iheir dniioiils iintl provision dcpol, and rendered lheu "S, via London, March l.-vTho Herman wilhilrawal -and the Dritisb advanci! to Iho somiiwest of Hajiannie slill continues. Last night Gorm'aii troups abaildoned Gommecourt aril the liiilisli look possession... Thc.eii; try into Gomraccourl, u'ltbout a flKht will seem most sensational: It iva here on Julyl.ol last yearitliat H of London men at alnlpsr imprcglffililo blghesL valor and sacriilce broke.ahi lield Iheir lines until hi massed gunfire, .wliicli threalcnci them with' annihilation.- dead lay there, and the olace! will, hi haunted forever by Hie memory o their loss and great cntlurrince. Last' lliglit the gates were opei: Was Compelled Halifax lo Have Repairs.-'_ JIadd ch "Danish' blaze last evening at Moyie wiped out I dusk, leaving the conceniralor or Iho Consolidated refuse of trench llic. Mining and Smelling company's plant.I lonls. letails are lacking as to the origin i. lar Germon troops had h VIII. wiU, Counl i fl VonBernstorlf and party oh .board; ,d a few trench navinE salted -for Copenhagen} usisicd upon'Ihe objection -to tbe connaVra ton, owiiiB to Ihe -.viihdrawal parties o, mrrlfriir, consideration'in ordor lhat, rmnhrnnk Germans wllh machineguns held out nut back lo Ihis port on account or In order lo kcoi> tlie way open lor yilai af her. wireless equipment their withdrawal o! inadvertently left in the of the British admiralty duriiiR: n. his life. Skinnard's defence, n> p Harris, Is UiaC of a mar, who, viouslv r work through v sonic physical Iroulile, and claiming to he" really ill on the nlsht of the accident, 'was -not really responsible for the horrible mistake which caused the 'uisasler. II is Ihe defence of a man, mentally wnrricil through ill- ness, his mind astray through tliG ef- fccls of iiain he suffered, who. when the big engine of the train loomed up became suddenly ovcr- realization that hciide him, come with -1 horr was not righl, and fearing a en- laslrophc, had 'Ihrown the switch in lhc almost sub-conscious belief that he was doing what ho should do. This is Ihe defence offered hy Sklnnard, and he brought mcillcal testimony to uphold Ihls defense. Skinnard nd- milled on Ihc aland this morning lhat other man but he could have thrown tho bv.l lhat ho has no clear rccollcclloii of jucl wimt happen- ed altor he found himself in poailjon tnent was rcnnestcd lo iss-je. a csm- for officers. There'ls no. limit .rhicdj upon the number. As riiany 35 atia-car, send will be taken, nrnvid- cd they uass the tests, of coarse. Komo time ago the admiralty asked for spamcn and petly.oilicora ahl them. Then motor boat men m- vilctl lo join tbe naval natroK .Nnw the-who! lo the lo navy from the ouarwrdock forecastle is opened to.v'an- aiiians and they are Invited 10-lake (CONTINUED OK VMIV; 0) part in Ihe immense that is in prosro33r 'development- _____ lion. J. U. ila- z'en has bccti1 arranelng details In London. FfTEIGHTER ABRIVES nordcaui. March Slates freighter Hochcslcr.liaa arrived at Iho mouth of the Glrontle. Miners Throw Out Vote; To Hold New Election U. 3L W. of A., in conventlpn'nss'emb- j cd( do'-hereby instruct-our committee lo 'demand ilral: tliprc bo Ul (Kpcchll (b Hie Herald) irsrnlo. Fob. last the offic- er's roport commlttcr. has completed Us labors anil all the officers reports, I! .icepllnj lhat, of Iho tellers hive 1 paised tho comnllto and rccom- niendcd for acceplanco by Uio convcn- Tho Inrnlng (town of Ihe teller's roporl will ntcessilalo a now election staled by a member of the press ronimlttec Id the .Herald representa- tive tilts' evening. With these content- ious mutters oft (hoarder of business Iho progress ot Iho .work of the con vcntlon will he more rapid and a con elusion may he reached (Ms week. Tho following resolution wss adopt ed unanimously and has bocn humlei out for publication: "Whereas, the presence of AsIMIrj In Ihls country Is a. men'sco to Ihe nation, Introducing a race question thai Is dangcro-.is to Ihe pnhlio safety ami lowering lhc standards of nujrala of tho communlly In which tboy reside, a j. also Ihe alandard of llfing of woTBers Ihronsh rtirccl comiiellllon for the job Therefore bo It resolved; lha Llast nighl, passengers and members o( he German diplomatic corps'came on' deck and gave three cheers "for those who had been, in il sense, their guard- ians during Ihe slay in Halifax, i MICHIGAN REPUBLICANS- SUPPORT P RES.-WILSON Washinjlon, Feb. entire Republican tougressional dels-; (COSTIJiOED O.V PlOE CV gntion voted today Mo armed neutrality bill. support (lie Alberta Rural Credits Bill Is Comprehensive The Alberli Varni Loan Act Is he Albcrln' legisla- {COXTIMIKU OX 1'AOE 6) MARKETS Spot Local Track Wheat May Wheat Local Track Onls........ May Oatt May'Flax Bank Clearings 179 Hlgh Cow. I: Fine and The bank lor