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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 7, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta OUJME X. LKTIIWUIXjK. WKDNKSDAY, MAJICI! 7, 11117 NUMBKH 73 BATTERED BY BRITISH GUNS, GERMANS STAGGER ABOUT LIKE GIBBERING IDIOTS QUAGMIRE OF MUD AND BLOOD MINERS MAKE DEMANDS THE'" SURD Rritish Not Vcl Sure Where; They WiU Form Their New Line of Defence ENliMY'BURNING VILLAGES IN UI-ITRBAT my Wild llic JJrilistj Armies in Ihc Field, .Monday. .Mar, 5, via Ixnilon, Jlar. sharp fall of snow during the niglil whitened" oil the baUlolichls i; and the thaw which camu with the sun in a Jo Hit condition of the roads bad for the enemy tii well as for ourselves. To irjc enemy Lud weather is ably ati advaiitanc on a halanoc wild tlic difficulties IL for his main object for the next Few weeks Is to gain lime; and retard our ilirousli ciu.Tgmires and broke" tracla. Hard helped him nirr.'e Ills RUHR delayed his work behind Ihe liuoa, owing to the freezlttg of tlie u-a- lenvays, upon which he depends a Krcnt deal for his' transport of sup- lilies. Thaw, fogs arid snow are con sjilrators with him'in his policy of retirement from Ihe groat, ealieni be- jVrraa (n order to avoid 25 Per Cent Incroa.se In All Hales and Pay on Run-of-Mine Likely That .Operators Will Ac- cede To The Demands. Dcniiiiuls whicli, il is quite tUinhl Ihc- mine operators will uol accede prcsenlod llu; rt-proscuUiiives of ol' District 18, ul Uic lirsl joint nl" HON. C. R. MITCHELL I'roi'jncinl treasurer, u'Jio presetit- cil an cncouraglnff budpeL-ppccch to the' icgislnLnro yesterday. and is spreading nurlh or the I ground hy ClQinmeconrt, which uttttl J lwD''day5 ngo, waa ihc lluill o[ Ins ew hufvemenl. Hosslgnol, trench and fcll-'ihto our linnds nfier some I slmrp. righting with his oulposia 1 day -before anil oui- .pa- ll rola Ihat'Jlicz ivns Jan.i 8coaiuK Ncw Tl'ijtl Stood Four to Two' For Their Conviction At nuc o'clbc-k tbla iiioruing. 'afler fight and .a half consideration oi Ihe jury In the trial of Nclpoii Bros., of Well- ing1, on 'tlie j Ogllvlc" -El Xs9ars-Huetiuoy: defense in front [vcnUct of 'rolcct Knulish Type U-Uonls Captured and licit! nt ytslcrtlay til'k'rnoon. t'lice adjourned lo givo ojiporltttiily for llio openilui's to considci1 Ilir dcnimuls, in ure as follows: in ficiu-ral clause as embodied in klic New York, March mon- ster (lest of 5M> trawlers from Grime by, Hull, Leith, Yarmouth, Lowes toft and other North Sea fishing porte, at Jed by Mst de- stroycrs nn-J patrol boats, Is guarding the mouth of the Eng- (iili Channel and Ihc Irish Sea rrany devices for catching and ,destroying ac- cording to p-JSEengtrs who arrived here yisierday. One passenger said thnl when he was nt Dcvonporl dockyard on February 21, one of the admiralty officials informed him llial the German navy wss credited having 10D sub.-narincs of all from IHc old type of submersible, 90 feet long, to the latest VJ boat from Kiel ranging from 195 to 230 feet in length. The result of defensive moves On the part of the1 admiralty was thst tfis mos- quito fleet had destroyed or cap- lurid 43 by Feb. 16, caused the big decrease in His number of vessels torpedoed aftetl lliat date. Very of the submarines were captured and taken Into port, it was-paid, as it 'too much trouble lo raise them. A fevi were taken on the surface they had been disabled by ".bombs from aeroplanes. Others weru (U-ncnil ijie.i'case of 25 per eeiil. on all rates, lugi'Ihi't' with adjnsliiu-nl oi' mcquulilies. hour clay I'oi- all cluss-fs of Inhor. All cttul jo JJti iKiid lor niM-of-Diiiu' basis, A diJl'cMTiilinl fo Jxs where blusling is Kxh'ii piiyU'or smd irehle, sUU'ls. Suntlay, ovcrtinu nnd holidays. Afjrccmcnl lo expire August 31, 1018. To say (hat Urn operators arc al tlic demands i.s pulling it "Alwoliilrly was ilir; expression ttsofl liv oMcoperfilor atk-ndud the conference and who was jj) Ihis morning. The, demand for a 2Ti per eenl. iiK'.vense, is, they Ihink, exhorbilanl. Tins, ol' course, Is Hit1, chief demand lo which the operators object. Tin1, demand Tor pay- ment on n hasis of nin-ol'-minc coal is something which has no.ver hitherto been granted in Ihe ligntlti fields. Jtist opt'rulor.s will decide lo .say in reply lo miners' ulliiiinlimi is nol cerlinn, mil il is certain lluil Ihc-y will not accede lo Ihc .demands as lliey stand at present, M ;1 MAJ.-GEN. S. 0. STEEL'E, Who lias hrc patches for ealla mentioned in l conduct. in Fnir.co, ing1, on'tlie charge ".of- defrauding the abandoned, The enemy.-is -therefore 'mgllvlcf -EUvnlor Co.. of by right back grain: checks.-'returned j ii strayed fay bombs from trawlers Loupartl of defense in front [vcnUct Of the vole of j ho nail problem In Ul6 sU inrymen-lictng. four lo two I front ot.usJs; to, discover ho.for Tne jurymen woro I intcuos to defend this line wilh any Uco WrUOi T> o Moorc they had. tieerv tangled tlie fcbrcl "nets'. groat or whether ho jiacfc Ills traps there In due time, I set further back until Ite is quite clear 1 of the salient, aiid so shorten his line I by something like thirty miles. It is I still [louljtful irhcilicr he Kill rh.il- IcMgo us with whal I be' chess players I tali the really great slra- tcgical game, or whether tie is merely raving pawn. In my ouf iiion, I Vvhteh" counts for nothing. he is tiuouL I 1o iilay the "grainl leu." and tnkc great Erull Johnson, A: n. C. Law. A new trial has been ordered.- C. P. ilarris appeared for' the defendants; C. F.'P. Conybcarc conducting thb prosecution. The.- case aroused cdualdcrablc in- terest in the district. Tho chief evi- dence for the crown was Given hy A. j P.- Vourliees, who was OgiLfic agent. j at Maernth a ml Welling, and ivho Is now scrvInK a- term for frp.ufl hi con- risks Behind ;renl hones. Dapaumc tlicre is further jinlfcalion of-what might he called tlie I FpriDS fliltlnj.. Firc'9 arc burning in the villages as though he urps selling light lo usetuss stores; and civilians arc bciup sent from Ilieir homes. Tlicro scums, to be abnormal mll- nect iun vilh '.the case, Voor- hces gave cvlilciico as 'to cyo.ry tran- saction that ivenl through -his eleva- tor during the lime lie was in charges. Lloyd and Eugene Kelson, two farm- ers In the district, iverc charged with obtaining money by fraudulent 'grain checks for grain which they did uo'v I or deliver. activity lines, buL these rtercncb based on (IID cvl. s arc uncertain, ninj' may be to ,lcnco produced (Mat Eugene Nelson hide plans which can only he eiicsscU. srowu noo busliels of pr.in in ._ on iUMlltiously, 50' lhat year, mid that Lloyd Iia'il under (Top 200 acres, and. tliat Ihc grain from Ihcsc crops was what was rcally solrt llio elevator. Mr. Justice .Stm- iricks lo' lure lliat lie conic back nt us witli timer's spring.'. H .is clear ilial iiiunr. shifi is "not revealing nny- tuc; lo soldiers. aJicaiJy s.iiil in c'ltTfr'tTng Hint MID mud laVcn north and south vcry'strongly against tho "defendants. of iliu actual line oi relircnicnt know.jjul ti10 jury alter of thin, and arc amaMil to hear ii. and I the news. Tliis was confirmed again' this morning noiili of Arras, where 7S nicti tvcro captured, soulhcyst of Arras, wlicre "1 were hvnught back. Tlioy fount] it hard to believe thai the line soutlL of Mictii ivns crtiitibling I away; Not a word had reached, them. So H ivas with the bigger halch of 1 prisoners (akoii (wo days ago near esnojvsouUi of ihe Homuic. returned a verdict of disagreement. German Report Derliiij Mar. 7, (By Aii attach was made by ihc Trench last night on the German positions al Cauricrcs wood, on the Verdun front. Today's 'war office an- nouncement says the French were reputscd. French Report s PariEj Mar. 7. "Between the disc and Ihe Aisnc we made a sur- prise attack en German trenctots at Quenneviircs'and brought back fifteen Eays. today's official announcement. "Jn the Ar- "gonne in the vicinity of Four DC Paris, vte exploded nuns, and occupied n crater. The Germans attempted several surprise attacks northeast of Flirey. in EoucKet wcorf, north of St. Mihiet'aricf near AmmerUwlLIer. attacks were checked by our curtain. "of fire and [OSKS were inflicted Mie enemy. was calm, Elsewhere the nighl Province1 Would Have Good Surplus If Dominion Govt. Paid Arrears on the Lands (Special lo tht IJcrald) -Mar. (lie revenue nt and the expen- diture at SC.G3I.535, Hon. C. n. -Mitch- ell, provincial treasurer, in making his Mosl EncnHrarrjng Report fiivcn By I'rovinciii! Telephone Dcpaitmcnt (SlHUnl lo llie JlcrnUl) Kdninnton. Marcli "The presen tcltiplicnit: aren or (lie province of.A berln is "squar miles. Ijplny about 200 ipiles.e.igt'nii and 400 north anil south.'YVithi v lliis nrpn [here arc n1. (lie present lim Toronto, Vancouver; fit' rtistinrt couirruiiitics anil [llstrict I J eim j'crnians Defending There Fast JccominK Army of'Gihljcring Lunatics in Terrific Gunfire ENTHIE FRONT IS A FIELD OF Montreal, from, sentcd aiiada. cpnceminff t' ers ah G; ables, had been 11 cry during which-the Gonna us .........._______ an important action during the liul at a certniu iitiint a mycliinnl as seiicVous in (heir er pail oi the past wecki- iml into operation, and reeulations and conditions uuiior hcre lo have ill Eeems, ,was" responsible for scrvice is Riven as the Alhcrla (la-cpnceTTiinK'tUe-'CaiiadLau ofTi- nnd Kuotcnzy, made Ihclr- therolof TCreiving -letsphon ahordcU in London, j The p.ttiick -Initiated ns usual-br; hv njenns Gazelle's corfesrtonnenl Ihcrcia hravy ha'rrago by Urtiirulian artil-J [ancc or rural lines There'is rio tele- Ibal-lhc. Canadians had been I lory duriiiE -the Germans by n'mnfi sysieih on tlic North' American n'mnfi sysleih on tlo Xortli American inCoriDation beyond the fact >Lat Jieavy casunlties suffered by. tho Cana- .11 yclion had Inkcn-placo and Ihc. flF.uaUiea totalled, seven hundred." be Gazelle's correspondent stated. Prom in forma 11 On yalhercd in vfir- ons sources llie coi-cspoml-iiit cut on. "it appears lliat one Cana rllaus, though -a veering -which causc'I trouble witli 'our gas attacV, rtclGrt to tlic diiTit'uIticia. "Cut the Germans not huve H governlucnt tclctilione system.- Like- vrlse, ihere Is no system operating to- day can bo compared with Ihis system, cither -.vlth rosjiecc to (he gen- erous nxtcnsiou of Iine3, Ihe contli- all Ihctf own _ way. They_ suiTcrctl Uoiis under" whirh. sucli extensions _ j heavily from the Canadians' rush. In With tlie British Army In Franco, !a London, reason vhy the Uejmans relrealcd alofig tho was bcrausrj tliey were fast lecoininfT n garrison of gibbering 111- laiirs. Tliclr position had become- nore hldconB lhan Ihc scuppers of hell. Mud, hollomJesH in places, anil ccascleEa iiounding of DrUlsh. had turned their positions into stencil pits (oo horrible for human nerves to stand. Madame Tusaaud's Traiworks cham- ber of horrors IB as cheerful as May- Day comjtai-cd ivith this field of ler. rori5, picturetl nt each slop with stag- nant cesspools p.ud interIcoWne Ehell in which water'was the exact color of blood. This might have hcch due lo Ihc chemicals in the high cx- wjjlch rent the holce, or to Lhii -nature or the ground itself. Ger- man boilics litter the reglo'ii. They round in all Imaginable comil- Lions, piled several dcop, arms stuck full length out of the mml (hat eoDcealrd all clso ot Ihc bodicis Lo which they iverc attached. Thero were legs, feet, bodies, or heads alune prolruding. Imaguio sceneis this covering hides. Imagine every trace of vegeta- tion long'slnco Wasted away. Imagine carlh powder stained and churned up from' ten to slxly Eeet in depth. Imagine TQ.ud so hollomless tlifit iimn "prlBoners-claimed Lhcir men' fre- nucntly wore swallowed up In lUetnfUing to cross after dark. This is the territory Llic Germans left. One outstanding moral of the licvniau re- treat Is that, wherever, the Germans Iho retirement, their new p'osi- :ion ecu be reduced to the sauio un- endurable quagmlro of cadavers and much, where crisped dead hands clutch from the mud at the Kaiser's men aud dead eyes stare at them from linn brigade Joailo an attack Tvith njfact llio Uerrnan oiuelal couimuniiine view. o[ the big push, the ob-lin dealing witb action, merely cclive ueins an imporlaut ft staled that a strong Rritish aridmark for Hie of which was' repulsed, a stoieinent which the :Uc Prencb and (Jerniaiin had engaged enemy generally einploys when he bo's n fierce encounters in the I early suffered. ces of the war. "Only It was just after" dawn thai the j were engaged in this action 'our Canadian battalions, rcpre- inndcd in LcTidon hospitals." ferr- of the bDicers who Ottawa, Mtir. Thomas minister of f'mnnrc, stated lotlay Hint everylliinr; wiil Ijc ready- for the launching of Ihe third Canadian war loan on Monday nc-xl. are made and Ihe rales clinrgert for service: and, ponstileriug the area covered the rost will compare fnvor- alily with Hint of any siaiiUir system, providing HID- ncluttl pbjBlcal condi- Lions are also compared." These sentences from the annual report of W. J. llarmer, deputy "rnin- Isler oi railways and telephones of Alberln., rums up as It were the situa- tion In regard (o llie telephone system of the proviiite. He points .out that Hie rural line system proviilcs pole line facilities for service lo over quarter sections and that long Idi.sjance business showed a subslan- London, -Mar. 7, 2.32 cial report fiom says the Turks have abandoned pbantoru circuits and -4102 pi miles with 331 toll offices. There arc now 612 towns, villages and commu- nities served by the system of loll am] rural lines. Inler-provincial service the.slime, defying GeroiaiT dis- to hold'live nicn-iii IES LATEST IYPE OF DEFENCE sironc; position mjjs wjth points in Sashalchc- thc nciEliIiorliooa of wjni ;n Hrtlish Columbia. Tli C5t of Slicllal. The statement great dral of preliminary work L lows: "Turkish forces nbsndoncO, in been necessary on Ihc part of tlie rtciiarlnicnt of finnncc and of Hie king's nrmlcf. forms a nil proapccluses to tlic number nf ono inllltou and a half will be ccril to lirahch throughout Canada, and light of the address the mcmberslia Il.slGucU to a. prcs'iously on r.sliniial sc-rvJcc from II; U, UcnnctL' leader had'moved tho nrl- of Ihc dcliatc on llie bud- Lonrton. Mar. 7, 2.30 cnvalry hail ads'cvncctl .nine rhUo.s.of Cleslphori on the Tigris fronl on Monday ailernoan, H n'nnonnc- cd officially TliC'Rtaloiucnt follows: "On Mon- attcrnoon lljitlfh cavalry verc engaged with the' Turkish rcargonrd Bt Lnjt, nfno miles southeast of Ctcs- Tho nrillsti arc now within Mess than Ihirty miles of tliigdhiL The (own of ].aji, which I hey" reached on -Mon- day Is 2R-mllcs from (hat city. Since Iho fnll of Kut-cI-Amara, on SB. (he JlriUsh have nilvanccd ahoiit cighly miles. On.account of tho na- of the ground, between ,ind Ctcsiplion, which is poor- ly adapted to defense, it haa been prc- iliat Uiu Turks would ninko no nllcnipl to haTi Ilicir rtircal i reached and Uiat annunl prcitcnlnlioi) of Ihe financial, George Iloadlcv nsked permission r.rfalr's of the province in the Icsisla- ..-__. tutc Ihis attcrnoon, csUmatoi that nl Ihc.end of iJip current year there would lie n surplus of Speak-' Ing for ahout two hours he gave n' clear, inlellisentv nnd comprehensive review of conditions In the province and Air-cuss lug the economic condi- tion of lie pointed 90! iLnl "for the pasl ten jcarj the country had maintained a steady average of wheat production, fire third Imsbcla pnr aero In cxccas of that of the Un- iteil Stales. Alberta Also, lie empliaBlEed, led nil Iho iirovi'nrca in In the ninonhl i nnlll (TlCjiphon t decisive coino at po of wool grown, a clii> of pounds, while the mat inchii in Us infancy, had produced tons in the same period. Sclditrs' RepreacnUtion I'romtcr-. Siftoil ihtroduccrf and U w.is a first lime, a hill lo pro- vide for reprcs entail on hi Ihc Icginla- thc ofliccs of assisiaul receivers-gen- oral.- Tho of these cloctimenlR is ahout fourteen Ions. The work of the financial cTKiUifcatlon has now been completed hy (lie nunisler and Ihe ivliolc Dominion will he thorough- ly covered. for the sue- cess of'thc issue, which will be of the' inost at tractive arc thought lo be excellent. the tacc of our advancing trocjis, a very slroiitf I'osilion in Ihc neighbor- hood ol Sneilih. Xiiran, west of Shcl- lal, nlior Lnvlng spent two months (rt tlie cojislriictlon of n fnrniidabic sys- tem of defences, "Yesterday our aircraft carried out a series of bombing all.irks ene- my troops, railway trains, rolling stock, and permanent way. About ten bombs ivcrc dropped. Much damage wan caused to person- nel and material." rural line system now comnrisos Tvire miles nnd 3620 Riving service to subscribers. TJitrc was n net gain' of 1132 rural subscribers during (he 'year.- The gross earnings for the year were J3.1J IWT rout, on iiivcsiincnt. Opcrnting enscs were 37.-1 ami niainteunncc ot Iho gross wlilch is rlnlmcil Io he remnrkaljly the cxlenJ of territory covered is con- sjilp.rcil and especially Ttlien the operation io m.VKc 'A statement. The were curious, and when ho hegan. they thought dial Jils object might be enforce Ihc pica of the I of nntidfial service. However, llioy soon disroverorlthnt hla reference to increased produclion and the s.iving of every aero hut Ihc prelude to no dojiht-.HipU TOCniitcd .umit further notice. Boulhorn, mc-mbcr considered, was n For Ihc Ilisl detachment to he tine political plnr. froul London districts MANY WOMEN WANT TO GO TO FRONT London, March v lioris 'or service tn France Tiilb I lie women's nuxilia ry corps hecM so ninny llmt it has been decidril no more hhn What Atout "I -'would like lo Know." paid lie, "whether lucre would he an election before t bers l is or Some mem- "Hie niQinhcr for Okololis got indig- nant. ?t U-isn't, hcr rfccrarerf, a matter for laughter hi all. they were to dp their duty anti in order lo vlo Ihcir duly it to know, ihii clcclion would hii hehJ. ''The honorable nicrnbcr [3 anpor- v applications already number v "f fs o c- o RiAHKETS lure of Alberta Of soldiers nnd n )ittjc interested in ._ engaged in Ihc war. A sonicvvhat n srcat deal in replied pleasant fncldcnt markctl-the procccd-Jprcmfcr Sift on. came from L probably ivouidjings of llio Jyai j house adjounied, unpleasant in .______________ (CONTlNb'KD OX f'AGH Spot 'wheat Local track V.JIM- May Local track oats Pftjy, cats szy- WEATHER Low Forecast: Fair and mild. Victoria, H- 0.. MEF. Govern- merit action lo prevent iiuvcase hi thn cost oi living was urfod hy A. I. Hsh- 1 er. the member for Fcrn'c, in the leg- maintenance -cosls of most systems Is taking ahout the percentage of gross earnings ot 20 per cent, to 2S per cent. The report points out thtit it (s ini- possiblo lo under lake the construc- tion of any new rural liiiesr oxchnngo or Ions distance lines ov.'ing to ihn diHiculty -obtaiinuj; material. Hard ropiior wire, ii. is stated, is not ohtninahlc at any price.' Iron drawn wire has more ihan doubled in price, ia still iulvancing. nliilc the limited niilr'Ul is of limited duality Tho roveiuii? Tor the year ,1s given nl disliurseracnts York, Mar. Associated Press today says that ther Cnrmanla, of the Cunard line, which, arrived last night from Liverpool-Is cauippcj with the best submarine de- fences carried by any merchant ves- sel that has reached this port. Tho' manla Is the first ship, here lo iv (lie smoJfe screen apparatus re- ccntly inveuleil by Ihc Brilish admir- alty. In addition to this device she carries a naval slx-luch sun, wilh range of eight miles. fty 'pressure ot an electric button on the bridge Ihe officer on vrfllcli can, discharge through a ventilator on each side of Ihc atlcrlirldge dense clouds of cjicraicnl smoke. The Car- mania's gun ls_handled hy llirec. gun- ners rroiu the o[ whom is always on duty. icrcs ycsteMay." In x speech on Uie addrcs.i in .reVlv to the speech from Ihe throjie. lie declared eerliun concerns nro rnp.'dly fccurlng- influ- ence in (ho d'.slrimition of ariirlrs of fond, lie nsVd lhai Ihe aKorn-Oj'-sciicrnl'faMow Iho lead of Al- herln lo lake Action against such companies. The debate win ho ncd tomorrow liy Canlnln Hay ward, mt'TiJhpr for just rcturncrt from the fronl- leaving n surplus of 710.14. Deductions for lincollectable ls necessary owing to Ihc.lack of coal accosts and loss on caulpmciil loaves antl lacihlics. Pracllcally BIG JUMP FLOUR IVinniprs-' Ma fell (hr advance on the market. lhp price on Hour- soared IBjcciils per barrel Ihis aflcnioon. Top Igrtidoa ars at barrel. net earnings nnd sinking fund in Amsterdam, via London, Mar. Tho Tclcgraaf says there win ba al- most complete ".Jin Uelgiuni wilhin of indiialry lev, tho i" autborilics asserting that earned reserve at PRICE FOR HOGS v Chicago, prices v at the stock yards advanced v todav- until the mark was v reached for choice. v .The top iKtccn ceuls a nciunrl on the hoof is f.ir ttrc highest jiricc ever paid for hogs v iii this country. The- same. price prevailed ol .St. I.ouis. v v the entire population ol Belgium will hc.tb.iiK unemployed, with such tew ex- ceptions ns receive special ncrtrrisslan from the rivil authorities to continue ORDUNA )3 SAFE York. March Associat- ed sara: Tim Cunard, liner Or- diirr.-i which left February 21 for aa nrrked saToly, accfirdins.lo atlviccs rrcciveil by ofiicl.ils of Iho lino. Tbo Ordunn had 110 passcn- of whom eight were Americans. C. P. R. STOCK Xew York, March sale lo: day for Canadian Pacific wa3 ;