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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 5, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta iu, AI.IIKUTA. MONDAY, MAIU'.II n, iai7 NUMBER 71 Over-night War Summary the lirlllfih luvo advanced iholr front on tlie rllihland left in Iliu Soinnio and Ancvc reiiions o( Franco. On llic IcfC flank, cast of Uoinniccourt the up an average over o front of two miles to dajitli of 1200 yards, while an avra on Ilio Mubirlanh, cast ol lloucbavcs- nvo the llrilisli Irr- nc creator resistance lu the llritlsli lii-mpls lo advance-Hun, he lias done ecenily. Near S-ailly.Salllis'61, ucvcial 11 joiilb of tho'scone of ll.o llrltisl. viince and noflheast or Oueudc lourl. the Ijcrnians arc siiid to have attach. cd'llie Ihltish lines. Hcnulr-1 the Germansi lliid Nol The Men To Hold fix Icntlctl Before The Ih'ilish Advuncc NiJ ALREADY AltE 11ATTE1UNG NEW UNE 'At Hfilisli hciKlqitiirU'i's in ,'niiR'c, viii London, Murcli JTIievc is plenty of proof Hint Icicrniiin losses Ibis winter were llhc real misoii'.i'or tlioir ri'lrea.1 retired because, it wns he Icoiniiii; impossible to keep inei Isleiidy imiler tlic relentless worl lot' our films. Yesterday llic cor Irespoiulcnl was near Haniuime iThc reason Iliuy retired was olj Iviotis c'noilgii.' Our artillery liu Iniittlc Ibc wrirl; ol' relieving Hi llrodps miiinlaiiiinfi Hie I'roii Iliuc so dillicull aml-rasUy, lliitt 111 wns fcnrccl that these men Iwonhl-not much longer endure llbe strain. Tlic position remains Imiicli Ibc same as rc- Iporlcd. Tlie enemy is buck prnc- Ilically on Ib'e.. line of Achielh- "lc-Pciil Loupart svootl lo Hu- ic and I.e Transloy. A of '10 Gcrniiins was lltircil by a Hrilisli [lali-ol of six, then marched them to our It surprised everybody, .lint that is [lie sort of thing that I is lumpcnini! now. Snipers, uiu- Icbiiic'.'guns and bombs iirc all in 1 doing work J Artillery'ycst.crilay wns.hiisy 01 I ijertiiinv .positions 01 Alreiuly sucl an eruption'has occurred thill dermaii 'troops must'have won- dered whether Ihcy arc any hcl- Icr oil'. South of Transloynl our men bad successful alliicUs on the position protecting St. I Pierre'Vnasr wood and arc liold- 1 ing all new gains. Frosts and dry weather arc now drying Ibc COAST Ocean Oily, Mil.. Man'" Eleven mc-r.ihcrs of llic crew v ot tho coast Buard Bleamcr Yamacraw were drowned last v evening In allcmiilliiB lo assist v the American tanker I-ouisl- ana which grounded on Llllle (lull shoals off here yesterday v inoinlnbr. UC.4, tile I'.l.n.l" n1--" rain on a front of 120i> yards and prisoners, according 10 Ilio London var office. Heavy casualties were Iliflictnl 01 ho Ormans In several colinler-al On Katiirday, Field Marsha iiuig'a forces made an average 14 PC. Rt.MEEIS reported In :iuvc. ncci rof.lined by the Hrillah. In tli-J >J-uso ilhirlci ihe Hermans noiib 01 l.l.-i by licavv bombardment eiitcccdcd In en- lerink the French trenches, but driven out In a counter-attack. Ilcci- nrocal bomlrardmcnts wlmli were cs- Iv.ECvcre'caiit of the. Mouse in CONSCRIPTION SOON, i.uifc cnvprp ealt 0! Ill: 111 rcsislancc. This gain was north ot I'lilslnuK-Aux-Mont and1 cast of Uommccnurl. which would bring U almost 10 Hie Kssiirls-Hu'nioy liniiamnc line, whcro It has been reported (lie Germans lire expected lo make n hland. Herlln s-jya tliero have been ha. violent Infantry encounters on bolll banks of the Ancre. anil U aiiparent tlic Crown Prince Ilmiijreclil.is offer. Along the Russian.Front and in Ilu mania no lighting at moment has en place. In the Austn.-Iiiillnn Hie- alrc an Austrian allpinni to Moi-in Ihc Italian positions east of (iorma was Ifrnslralcil, accordlne I" Home. Minor fnislraci, acc [nfanlry operations and artillery due s coiuinu'o on oilier setters of tills Irani. HE CLAIMS Wiunllics, Mar. v (llcv.'l J. iilndlcy, chaulaln v ol the luOlh hnlfdlioii, address- ini! Ibc conprcKatiofr In Ccn v v Iral foiiKrcKallonal chorcli to- v iilshl, slated lliat lie was iiuili-. lo ihat the act will be iiul lino ef- foet williln the next M days, mid uroi.alily within Ihe SO Jiiss. 'j Should No Government Which Does Not Come from. The People-Calls Upon All Citizens To lie United In The Great Crisis Thnt Is Now Facing His Counlry, L-KOPI-B OF INTRIGUES AND INFLUENCES OF; UNSCRUPULOUS ALIENS Kcport of Provincial Depart. Railways Is Given to The House (ppccl.it lo the llL-raH) Edmonton, March nranunl- ing Iri 71 per cent, ot tho lolal guar- rvlitecd railway liability'of tlic nro vince is In effect at rcprc .senting 1707 miles in operation nni! UlS of grade according Ip Ihe amiua of the Alberta department of which ins been laid on ihr able of the lefiislaluro. During 101G U miles of new railway were, con slruclcd, 45 per cent, of Ihc total mile igc for Canada. In connection will railway conslruclion ,hv1010, altc lion is directed-to' the fact that'll demand for. Ilio successful .iiroso.cn lion ol Ilio war of all the men an miinilions possible decreased Ihe surf ply of labor and inalerial available to the province, anil the miesllnn. "It II money is in the Is not tb 1 ground. EN railway onswored by Ihe r mitidcr Illdl- Ibc railway comnanl Ihemselves musl first raise money ai siienil It on railway 'conslruclion b fore the rnonsy that ia in the ban lo the credit of the provincial trea nrcr can he released on account construction work. H is declared II no Albcria euaranlcc has ever be granled at as biglr a figure as the tu'al cost of construction aud cqu According to the schedules d to the report tho railway rallca f Alberta whicli, in 1005 was 1 operated by the C. P. It, had it (he end ot 101C to 45C6 divided as ollows- C. P. II.. 1520; C. N, n., 1250; G T P, 707; E.'H. and ByC.t 41.; A. ind C W, 223; Ccrijral-Canada.-IO. .The railway mileage of .UnS'.sveslcrn provinces is.given as v.-est of Port S70 Manitoba, 1S15, 4123" 1010..-lal-l. aaskatclicwau, 1015, Alberta, 1015, 1423; '.310, 45G.S, lish Columbia, 1915. 3435; 151C. 34SO. Totals, 1915, 1316, li'.oaS. FEBRUARY" HEORUITNG Was'hihaton, Mar. Wilson believes the killing of the armed neutrality bill by the Ja filibusler bcfort an adjourn, ment yeslcrday may elleclually prevent him from exercising exe- :ulive prerogative to arm inerch. ant ships, and advocates the im- mediate reform ofllhe rules by the senate at the session called for to- day to prevent llVamall minority from holding un the legislation in future, After twelve senators, led Senator Lafollclte had defiid the wish of the overwhelming ma- jority to vote on the neutrality bill until the forced adjournment yes- terday noon carried the measure down to ils death, President Wil- son issued a statement denounc- ing the' obstructionists and ex- pressing doubt v.btlher he can proceed lo arm ships without leg- islative sanction. Referring to the filibuster, the President's statement said, "the result in this case, is li-.s cohi- nlelc paralysis alike of legislative and executive branches of the aovernmcnt. A little group of wilful men. representing no opin- ion but their own, have rendered x'lhe great government of the Unit- ed States helpless and contemp- tible. Although a matter of fact the nation and the representatives of the nation stand back of the exe- f cutive with unprecedented unan- imity of 'the impression made abroad will, of course, be that it is not and that other governments may act as they please without fear that this rjov. ernmr.nl can do anything at all. cannot explain. An explana- tion is incredible. Although Sinalor Laiollctle had Intended to bring his fight on the neutrality bill to a dramatic cli- m-A by delivering a long speech up to Ihe hour of. adjournment, he was prevented by a parliamentary manoeuvre by which' Senator Hitchcock, leader of the 76 mem- bcr's, who favored the bill and wanted to vote, occupied that lime with a speech of_ his own. Asks Leaal Advice Washington, Mar, Wilson has referred lo his legal advisors ths doubts.of his power to arm American ships in the ab. sence of direct authority from con-: gress.- Seme- -decision is expect- ed 'from-' the .aitorney-gensral within the next twenty-four hours. Caucus Washington, Dsmo. cratic. senate caucus has been called for 10.30 tomorrow morning which one of the subjects dii- cuss'ed will be Ijie lig.ht for the closure.rule to prevent filibusters by a few senators such as killed the armed neulrality'bill. Say That Flemish People Will lie Given What They Hnvc Long Desired MiH-eli S.-l'rcsidcnl Wilson took Ihc oalli of oftli-c in pulilic al 1-ir. iirionioon null delivered lns.m- nusui-.il licl'ore a Rrcat crowd which packed tlic plaza ijj- thc cast frail of the cupilnl. Yicc-Pirsidciil Marshall IICPII malign-alert m llic senate clnmlH'i- a few niimilcs hfforo. With a new consecration to Hits- n-ilion's service, the presidcnl, lo.ichiiiH on Ihc. inleninlional; crisis dcclai'cd there could now no luniiug hack from llic ii-aiJical i-.vetits of the Insl Ihirly nifmths which have, hroiifilil upon Americans n new responsibility as citizens of the world. Tlic president declared iincw that America must slinid for peace' the stability of free peoples, .'national in mailers of. right, Ihiil the seas must he frec. to all, and that Ihe. family of nations shall not support any fiovcrumenls not derived from consent of the governed. O President Wilson enumerated Ihn .IfollowlilK a-' the.inlnciulcs that the I irnnlil fOF. speech that will keen n her hahas after the war, ot'only militarily and economically, bill to a certain extent politically, not by ami exnt ion, but with tho real guar- anlce which Hie .cbancellor promised Set New Record For Prisoners Said To lie Slight Ottawa, March I their operations for tome months lo successful trench raids. In which thei set several records for prisoners call tnrcil the Canadians have again fig 1 tired on-the real offensive operatic on the Ancrc. The third Canadin division IKS been enticed on tbe to lowing nil of the rclrcatlne German l-i the vicinity of Gomnieconrt. Cable I received nt "ihe militia dcparlraci hero indicalc lhat Ontario hallalion hi particular llave narliclpatcd. Cas nllles sustained mostly on Tlmrsda lasl, arc said to number about 200 ai nre--considered comparatively HEh i especially If Ihc cr.tlrc-division, h been engaged. This Is believed to 1 the action in which Colonel ucctc i ot Toronto ivas killed. No details Ihc aclion have ycl been rccciv here, 1ml tho casualllcs will no dou bo received by the records office I an early dale.-- LIEUT. PARRATON KILLED Kdraonton, AIU., Mar. Amatcrdam. Mar. 5. vin Loinloii, liar The llcrlinor a copv of which has been received here wilh the plan to grant inde- pendence lo tbe Flemish nation, says the civil mlmlnlstralion of Ilclglmn will be divided '.vith tbe Flemlbh linrl. bavins Brussels as the capital anil the Walloon part with Narmir as Ihe rapi- lal The uolilical dcrarlincnc. and re- t denarlnicnt vviil remain united, riio Cologne Gazelle, referring lo c Flemish movenicnl, says the conn- of Flanders was founded at the hc- nniilg of Ibis year, by 2nu reurcEcn live Flemings. The movement, 1115 cwspsner adds, docs not aim It Ihe undatlon ot an'indcpcndcnt stale, it an anUmomrms arlmiiiislnvlion bicli lias Ion? been desired by the ajority o! the Flemish populalion he Koelnischo Volks Zeilung, aJmil that of the serious blunders onwIUc'l by Oermany in Alsace-Lor line have unfortunately been repeat d in contends .nevertheless hat cveiy sensible person in nelsinm vill recognize that Belgium's ultimate elation to Germany will he one of de- pendence. The newspaper deduces roin Chancellor von Dctlnnaim-Iloll- 1ED. IlEPiSffll. War Conferences, However, Are Gives His Views ,-lJoHowlnj: as the. pilnciulcs mat me IF United Stales woulil stand-tor, whc- ,f tber In war or peace: li- "Thai all nations are equally mler- a a esled in the peace ot the world, ami in the. political stabilily of free IICD-, pies and equally1 responsible for thei? mainlenmcc; that thc.csscntial prin- ciple ot peace is the Kdual- enualily nt luiUpna in all matters ot right or lirivilege; thai peace cannot securely, or justly rest upon an armed balance o[ power; that governments derive all heir just powers from the consent of tlie governed and that no other pow- crs should he supported by common thought, purpose or power ot the family ot nations; _ llThal Ihe seas -shoniiT he equally free and sate (or-lho use of all peo-i pics, under rules set np by common and consent, and lhat, so. tar as pracllcable, ILcy sbould nc- cessihlo to all upb'n "That a nation's armaments should limited-to Ihe necessities ot ha--. London, March 5-II is announce: that Ihe empire war conference Is postponed for tbe present.. This, un- doubtedly is due lo Ihi; uncertainly residing Ihe arrival here of Mc] ,iompsiic safely; Robert llordcn has already been given the opportunity of imUins; his views on many matters before the principal monitors of Ihe imperial cabineU A hcnccforlli depend iniposfs upon each is I nation, the duty ot EEoinB lo it. that liriall influences rroceedinc from ils own citizens meant lo encourage or assist revi'luiion in other states should-be sternly and.ch'ectuilly suppressed aud prevented." 'Making an appeal for a united, na- sSBSsferaa .swrSreSS Ollawn, Mar. for Fcbru v recniilin? show some, imnrovc- ent Dnrink the lasl uo'ivciskB of bruary. 3.29S men were akin'g a lolal for tlie month of en enlisted. This is an increase of 5 men over the recruit 1115 tor the oulh January. Toronlo division takes the learl (or c fortnight with an enrollment. ol ISC Other districts were us fol- Montreal, 30S; Kingston 10 maritime provinces 317 each; Lon on, MS; Jlanllota, hasSatcl c -an, British Columbia, Ii4; AI crln, CO. and Quebec, S2. Tolal. cnlislmcnls to date nre 353. Pekin, Mar. cabinet decided Hint C'hina should join Ihe Un ited Stales in breaking utC relations with Germany. This decision was sub- milled lo tbe wlmL refused to approve the cabinet's .action, say- ing stch power rested cnlirely him: Demand That Germany Reply To Proposition For Rccip- 1 rocal Treatment Premier Tuan Chi Jui immcdi- itcly resigned, and left for Tien Tsin accompanied by several olhcr mem hers of Ibc cabincl. The resienation of the entire cabl net is expected I'arltamcnt ii virtually unanimous in e action crs favor Tbe lead .Scs are ad- liave been extended lo tlie Australian, Koulh African and Indian delegates, it known wlicn Gen. Smuts Kill arrive, but when the dele- Bales shall all have reached hero Ihc imperial and Dominion representa- tives will meet in full conference for deliberation on the main general Is- sues. Sir Robert Horilcn been gaged among other mailers upon the question o! recent restrictions.ot Im rlB as they cu'ecl Canada, ami i: on n country' was passing, tho president conclude..', r.s follows: "I slanil hero and have laken a Inglv and solemn oath to which you havo been the audience', because the people oi llic United Slates have chosen me for tills august delegalioii of power and have by their gracious judgment named me their leader in affairs. I know what ihe iasK means; I fenlizo lo the lull tlie responsibility whicb.it involves. I pray God I may bo given and prudence to do my duly criticizing the sition. The vice-president supports ot tlic cabinet. Father Van Tighem, Pioneer of Suddenly P.-.ris, Mar. French govern: menl has summoned Germany lu reply favorably wllhout delay lo llic propo sltion for reciprocal trealmcnt of pri soners of war made by France. semi-official communication given on hero.denies calegurically the Gerniai claimlhat the placing of French nri soncrs of war In tbe zone of fire he hind tlic German lines Is'In icpnsa for similar treatment ot German pr soncrs ot war in France. Tlie com- oeuvrc'ot the Gcrmnn government 'destined lo create anguish and cir.o- Ion in Ihn public mind in these so ailed reprisals. The French Kovcrnnlenk il adds, conimnnicalcd Ihroisgli the American embassy ils desire to. arrive al a. full understanding regarding Ihe treat- in Conciliatory Mood; Tiglicm. In charge ol the parish ot Tabcr, died suddenly ot licnrt failure on Saturday afternoon, while rcslillj! in, his study, at the church. X'10 ilen death, came as n shock to the rest- Rev Father Cozenel, anil services wnl nl'O lie held in I.rrlhbridgc, where Father VanTighcm was one ol the olO timers. iton AIM Mar. nen (icaui ramu rarraton U.M well fn Ti-nslcm nthletic circles ajt.van iisiiv...! __ Parlr, March violent at- tack was made ycstsrday by Germans on the Vardun front. Tcday's official' announcement says repeated attacks failed un- d-r the French fire, although north of Caurieres Wood the at- tackers obtained a foothold in the advanced positions. Gcr-v man losses were heavy, iha at-- lack was msde over a front of miles in ths region of Wood and Dszonvaux, and was proceeded by an Intense bombard- ment. Tlie French repulsed attempted raids at various other points on the Verdun front, taking prison- ,S iu iho true spirit ot.iliis srcat people. ___......_ 'ilio'i'eniaiiidov'oE last yc.ir'sl am Uieif sci-vant anil can succeed liyple crop. Hon. Robert Rogers has only as Ibey sustah, and guids me by conferences with ntcmbcra'iijoiv confidence and llieir. counsel, or the grain trade. Sir'Robert nnd rhe thins 1 shall count upon, tno tlung IJ, llm blajl, bis colleagues will visit the Canadian front soon. LABOH MEN GUILTY Cliicaso, .Mar. Tlie- thirteen dc- fcndsnts in tho so-called-labor case were found guiHi" by a federal jury today. Tlic defendants arc four former ivithout winch neither c-ounscl nor action will avail, is the unity ot ca America uniled in feeling, in pur- pose and in Vision of duly, ol onpor- tunily and ot service. VTe fn'c lo be- ware ot all men who would turn Ihu tasks and the necessities of the nallou lo Ihclr own private use them for Iho' building up ot pri- Ibal no taclion busincLs agents of Iho local workers' beware Ibal no taclion union and nine n-.cmbcrs of Ilio Chi Ol. inlriguu break harmony or o.aso sivitcliboard manufacturers. Tho Cmbarl-a's5 the Eririt of our people; charges arc conspiracy and mainten- onr government be kept ancc of a boycott. H is r.lleged that pm.c in all ils parla. lacls of vandalism, persecution by ju nio conceplion our duty I means of strikes, and bribery Hie (nc resolve lo pcitoTm it fcndanls .kept oulsidc niamifacCurcrs in lllo tace of all men, let us dedtcnto ___i mnnlirnclliriirs il.n In whicli anil certain Chicaso manufacturers who we're not in the rins from obtain ins; or filling conlracls, result of an aeroplane accident in Knciand. Ho lefl Kdmonlon jvllli a local hatlalion, but upon in Kiyln5 Corps. HAS PLAN TO PROTECT HEnCHANTMEN Mar. ;t.-Scnnlor Stone (old I ho senate today lie had heard that navy clpcrls had devised a plan for protection ot American merchant ships ivhcrcny.lhoy would be equipped wilh amall submarine chasing boats to he loivcrcj In the ilanficr (icon! tor hoslilii crnfl and allacn, llicm. "nurncll, and hail held maas as usual Saturday morning, lie retired lo his sluily alwut 10 o'clock, bal II "an not parishioner called lo see him, lhat lie was discovered lyinK dead on his couch In his slndy. UcrwM known to have been troubled with bis and had slnted thai lie had nut been Was a Pioneer Here With .Ibe passing ol father Van Ticncm passes another of lliose ron Miicnous flEUrcs of the norlhwcst, one In Ihe undeveloped wcsl lo aid in ils spiritual and commercial dcTqlop- menl. [--alhcr VanTighcm was one ot Iho llirec Itoman Catholic'pioneers ol Sonlhcrn" Albcria. He was n resident of this counlry even before Father combe, the grand old man who re- cently passed lo his long resl. car.le here. Ho and Fzlhcv Lacombo ant from Germany. Meanwhile threatened were put inlo execution. Therefore notice is given that Ger- many must, reply. It was announced In the ncicbslag last week lhat In re- prisal for tlic action of France in com- polling Germr.tl prisoners to work un- der lire. Germany had adopted simi- lar measures. and had slnted thai lie nan nui occn llcrc. n0 and rancr fcclinc well tor several He now Uishop Legal, o about 07 years of ago. H is irnilrr-jst. Albert, the ihrcc pioneers stood thai his remains will be Interred: covered Ihc snail) counlry in Ibc nl the cathedral grounds at St. Albert, of Ahe Roman Cnthonr near Ktlmotiluu.- Ihe heailn.narler.i of and became oulslandlng n iVshis.ory_ __ (CONTINUED ox T.GE No Strike Expected March 31 Dn-lal ibc lo guard, is a thing: wlilcli marks .n Fcrnir-, Vlarrh [ourtcriilli! iicpkleil advance from earlier strifes in tne lace ui itt ourselves to Ihe great task to which must set our hand. For myself, beg your tolerance, your countenance your united aid. lie dark upon our path will soon lie dispelled and we shall Lwakcn wilh Ihe light all abmit us It we.be but true lo ourselvcsj to ourselves as wo Irive wished to'be known in tlic coun- cils ot tlie world and In Ihe thought of all those -who love liberty anil jus- tice mid rlglit exalted." IS ON ITS WAY Soif York. March Danisl teamsltip, Fredcrik Viii.T on whlcl ornier Ambassador von Bemstorff ind his parly are passengers, wss 033 miles east ot Sable Island lasl night. Fcrnie, .tiarrn annual convention of District No. IS, United Mine Workers nf America, has ended ils labors and ils record goes inlo the history of that organization as being or.c of Ihn most strenuous and divergence of opinion. The sclllemcnl of Ihe election mal- tor, which for a lime bid fair lo'bc- come a most dislurblng subject, by an agreement lo re-submit to a new clec- conventions'ever hell in Ihc district removed the most difficult mat ixmdon, March 5.-Tlie With a full representation from nil u.r from the conlentlous subjects willi ail m interview wilh __. -t .1.- n T, .1 ivill. Iho 1, n I'nil In deal, and r rcncll Tnilllslcr na( an line" MARKETS Spot.wheat Local wheat........ May wheat Local track oals May oaU May WEATHER parts of the district, and .with the vfhjch the convention had lo deal, and officers' reports ot a most contentions mailers, while being most year with Ihe operalors, and the mud.-j difficult of dclcrmin.Ulon. at no Ihno died conditions growing out ol the December elccllon ot to- 1B5'i' KClhcr wltll-lho arranging ot a. scale ot wages lo be made Ihc basis ot n [new nsrcEnlent with, the operalors, a assumed a threatening situation. The District Ledger matter was not definitely settled ami was left In the hands ot a committee ot three for. fur- ther consideration and final action by most' delicate situation aroso with The conference with Ihc which to deal. That all these things were met and disposed of v.-lthoul any serious divisions within the organiza- tion speaks volumes for tlic modera- tion ot tbe members of Ibc convention Selvho, having.maiiy dlfCorciKcs, at all oficmlors at Calfarj- on Tuesday, Ihe renc mns reek Prime Jlinisler about nil outstanding questions. The. re- suits are regarded as somewhat un-. When the paymcnl tor damages tor the allair of December 1 on which many outrages were com- millcS on allied subjects, was dis- cussed. Lambros declared Orcece also had losses cf her own. inslancinE in- Inn- to the obscrralory. The QreeK _ .1 _ friT- ofics osscrvaiory. 6lh. is sure lo be an lulcresl.nK mecl- advanced claim for dam- ing, and it Is to be hoped that an the roo[ Of the povfder maja- aereemcnl sufRtiently dlslincl and 6 occupied by seamen war condllions will he.' lie fleet. The aeree elastic as to war condllions will 1 at by all parties. and marines of Ihc allied fleet. The French minister was unable lo adopt oi view. ;