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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 15, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta ..FRJIDAY, MARCH45, 1018 1^ THIi �. � 41 4> * * � *    .  ' 0(1 on the roqueat ot his couu- Open BaMball Season With Two yery Successful Raids on Enemy Trenches :(By the OvenekB Canadtan Press Correspondent) > . Canndliln Ariny JteftdquarterB, Mm. 15.-Canada i)n France colobrated the beginning of real "basobail weather by a doublo header lu which twoi prison; era and t.wo machine guns were cap* tured, Tho raids were emkontly sue Tessfitl, only ono feature marring the operations. Tho Huns ran so fast that � pur;men bad little opiwrtunlty to fight und"bad to bo ioatterttdwIUi gren- The attacks were carried out simultaneously in thonelghborhood'of Hugo ^Vood. lux both cases the operations �were completed within, half an,; hour �fter our barrage op^hed,.  � > rour artillery opehd up at- 9 p.m. Throe - minutes afterward our . niea SENTENCE RiMANMOHX* ^ Winnipeg, March 15,-The 'sentencing of Major O: H. AVelsby, former paymaster ot Military Ulstrlot No." lOJ'huB been remanded for 'another wo6k. 'The romand was grants sel, owing to the fact that Information which would have ,� bearing on the case.had not been securod. Weloby, who has- pleaded guilty to, the theft of Hl.OOO ot funds, tho property of tho Bovernmont, will be sentenced next Frfday. \ iARyTJGEI THE OIL FIELDS Amsterdam, March 15.-Tho Deut-. HciiB Tages.^Zeltung of Berlin prints a ^-J Vienna dispatch to the effect that'lhe Rumanian oil field will be ceded territorially to Hungary. ,Thoy will be ad> ministered under a iolnt Gorman-Aus-tro-Hungarlan, Rumanian and Bulgarian control board;. Tho oil production will bo 'divided ii\ proportions to be settled later. ? > ? � * �     * *>� ; 'Toronto, Mar.. IG.--By April over four thousand membei-B 6t�'jthe Canadian branch ot the. Royal Plying Corps, will liaye returned from tho^camp in Texas to camps in Ontitrio. iSls'suni-mer , th�j, aviators will. run 1 a close race with the infantry in this riillitary distrlct in strength. There will be about 10,000 fliers la camp here this addition, there will bo went over tho topi We had been very summer. In addition, there successful in cutting: the enemy ^vi^e  al'out 700 ,-memberB of tlie "t^nlted and the raiding, parties got Into cho ^tp'os flying, co^ps who will come to unemy's territory rpractlcally wiUibut this district for preliminary training opposition save on'ing'"c-w-camp ^will be^a^ded to the or-thelr gun. But .Canada has long dis- ganlzatlon jind thisris at Beamsville. tanoc runners of her own and one of Ont.,-which is to be pure y_ school our'prlvates succeeded in catching up tor nerial^gunn�ry. and aerial.fighting, with the Huh N.C.O. and took him The officers to command tlie camps prisoner. Another Boche was killed.! wo t-^n^^^^'^^ fPl'�'"*r,'',*^/�iI?yj The' rom-alnder disappeared in laie Camp Borden, Lieut.Xol. F. A Wank-dlrectlon of their support llne.'Others! 'y^: Armour Heigh a and Leaaide^ of, our raiders encountered no eifemy, which are Included in^ North Toronto, butpicked up a light machine gun jri j Lieut. Col.^G.Wellsley; Deseronto, Jin ovacuated trench .Major B. K. Kyle, and Beamsville,  ThbsroperaUnr^ the right ,omb-! Major F. M. Ballard. Both Col. Wank-ed.enomy dugouts, destroyed concrete; }yn and Major ^Kyle are Canafdian jnachine gun emplacements and bomb �'d enemy sapsi Our casualties here tVere slight. Tv^fo dead Germans .wei-e seen rln' tho trenches. At the same 'time other ralder/i were operating with iiinrked success,' further to the right Where they captured one prisoner, killed four and blew-up five dugouts, generally wrecking the position which they entered. Hero agoiln the enemy ran away as the raldora approached througb the wire, which/had been well cut, as they fl(�d they wor.e caught In our artillery barrago which was "most satisfactory." Our losses bore too were slight; �IJherelifCtance of the Hun to meet Ganaaians In hand to hand fighting is-�confirmed by, prisoners, who say theV wore instructed to leave positions io thf) event of, our raids. -Early yesterday morning a lieuteit-npt.and 15 men supported by artillery apfi -trench mortars, raided an enemy trench in Avion but the post was fbtihd^ unoccdpied, the raiders having no other opposition than that ottfered by 'distant:, hostile, snipers. They returned-to pur lines withoiit a cJvsualti'. MERGE COST LIVING VVITH FOOD CONTROL born. At least 77 per cent of the(, off leers otthe R' F. C. in Canada are Canadians. . . 1 Brig. Gen.'Hoare is in command tof the R. "F. C, in "Canada and - United. States: His hfeadquartera are' in To ronto. ,�. " ST Ottawd, Mar. 15,-A -sub-committee^I �f the cabinet, it is understood, has under consideration proposals to mergo . tho cost of living branch, labor department, .Tirith the. Btafts of the food arid luol controllefi.; The suggestion is that the food section ot the cost.of liyf Ing branch should be placed under the control of the Canada fdod boards the cual section under that of the fuel con-ti'ollor. .--- ; _ , ( Amiitordam, Mar. 15.-Germany lis now stronger than her enemies In men^-material, air .forces and also tanks, Gen. Von-Lbden-dorff declared in an Interview in the Cologne Volks Zeltung.- The general said the enem/: vyas, welcome to atta'dk- and would, find Germany ready and that if he wae not inclined'to-make' peace he would have' to flghtl ^ BOOST PRODUCTION Toronto, March 15.--In the agriculture committee ot the legislature' today Premier Hearst announced that on Saturday, March 23, tho county coun ells will meet' and discuss increased production and on the' Sunday follow ing-preacijers In the churches"would deal with'the same subject. > Sir 'William also stated he 'would bring ddwnVlegislation regarding the taking over ot vacant lands for agricultural p'urposes. charge that the Canadian soldiers were all drunk In the Christmas -Day.: trenches^ on REOniT ACTION Winnipeg, Mar. 15.-The Winnipeg board of trade �which has championed the fight against increased railway rates tor Canada, issued a statement today expressing-regrot that tho'government instb'ad 08 granting the In-crea8ea,""dld not see tit to adopt the board's l)lan8',ito take over the railways for the ot the war. PAGE FIVB .:. -r.: 1 ii, SATURDAY'S GROCERY SPECIALS fcrald'a Best'Coffee, 1 lb. tins. Saturday ........................ Fresh Turnlpt, 10 lb�. for Sa'turday....................... Apple and Strawberry Jam, 4 lb. pallt. Saturday .............,T......... 'Lemont, per dozen. Saturday ..................A.... Orangea, per dozen, Saturday^, 24c, 6Sc and 50c 25c 69c 45c 75c Cream of Wheat, per packet Saturday .................... Large Carrots, 6 Ibi. Saturday ........................ Marmalade, per pall. y . Saturday..................i...... Finest Fresh Roasted Peanuts, per lb. Saturday'......................... Srilder's Pork and Beans, 2 tins. Saturday 25c 25c ITc 30c 45c HAS AIR TORPEDO THATWOULD WIPE OUT CITY OF BERLIN Has Range of 400 ^Miles^U. S. Official Says It Is Feasible \ Philadelphia, Pei^n., Mar. 15.~ The dread secret of an aerial torpedo ao powerful In the ' wide range of its destructive possltjllit-iea that it could blot out the city of Berlin from the face of the earth and bring the German em' pire face to face with/ita own .doomaday is now in the posaeailon I of the United States government, according to a report published / here yesterday by the Phblle Ledger. The Inventor of this horror of the skies, Lester B. Barlow, of this city, asserts that Brig. Gen. O. Squier, head of the signal _jServtce-of the-army, haa approved hia.invention as fenalble. Without revealing the details of the aerial torpedo, the inventor says it has a range of between 400. and 500 miles.' PfibTECTION BIRDS London, March 15.-A gold medal from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has been handed to Sir George Perle'y on behalf | of Dr. Charles G. Hewitt, government entomologist at Ottawa, in recognition of his efforts In furthering the treaty between Canada and the United States, tor the protection ot migratory .^comes to'the Majestic pn, Saturday night, this week, in her new cdm-edy HMoggie." . > ' ect youi; stomach. Keep it st^Dng and well.' When food disagrees with it, strengthen it with BEECIIAM!S PILLS W�rtli a Cilsca a itos WHdt the Press Agents Say AT STABLAND In.addition to a delightful.story ot romance and adventure with gypsy and society life thrown \ In ^ as con-"! trasts, thdre are a, number (jt thrills | ill "Ruhaway Romany/' beautiful Marlon Davles' -own story, in ^which she appe^s at Starland tonight'ancP tomorrow. ;For instanc "SOIL. EASTER MONDAY & April l3t^2nd ' sPEflAL ArnucnoN (TOR cHARiinr). 1 ''His Excellency The Goye4og ' A bELIQHWuLCOMEPY.m-THRir ACXajwIufi^^^^ ''X- .%PRE�ENTED'By'^ - .'*,''^Vc "'t.'-Wx MR. 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