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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 19, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta RETIRE ON 80-MILE FRONT VOLUMIi X. AMJIIRTA- MONDAY, MAUCI1 10, N DM HER Si) T1EEU.S. 'American Lives lielicvert U. S. Wayships .May 'He-Scut Out lo Bailie With Virtual State, ol' War Existing Now Hc( IL-S, ;iiid Actual Declaration Expected Soon. Handwriting Flaming on Wall for the Germans Washington, pressing (jucslion ol" _ United Shilcs-lnilay the War willi fai-mimy over Ilic issue of the rulhless (Icslt'hclion of three ..uiuirmcd -Anicriciin ini'iThiinL ships. Technically, nrmcd neutrality slill existed, but uuoiUciallv il was admitted Ihul .Germany 1ms Hie overt'aclV which precipitates a virtual slnlc of The next London, Mar. armies are in lull rnlrent along almost the uliole front between Scar pi and (lie Olae, and between Arras and says tlio Times editorially, "livery day they arc under pres- sure, great Blrctcbe.s of peasant jam! In Franco. Advent of fine wcallicr probably accelerau-d the (light because movement is now eoaier, but (lieirde- parlnrc was Lijso hastened by the- in- doiunliablc ardor of the trooiis, whose spirits, have been raised lo tiic hclghl of enthusiasm such as was. never kijoH-ii since the na-morable day Uic lirst units of the expe- ditionary force landed on the French coast. There can IJDJIO mislafce about this great comprehensive retreat when .Major Moraht begins to talk In the lierlluer TagcbJaU about n glorious relrcat, and when 'tho Frankfurter Xcltung nervously explains to finan ccrs lhc march backwards ib really a step beyond arming of merchantmen, now going forward, is '.Ihe dispatch of Iti clear tlie trans-Atlantic limes ol snbr marines. Prcsiilcnl Wilson was considering carefully iill courses I an open to. him.- He niifiht continue arming merchantmen as al present, until the special session of congress, called In r April 16. He might summon congress lo meet immediately lo authorize Jiim lo lake. action Ihe subimirinr, mennceror he inighl decJurc t'oiihwilli that a Slalc of war exists. Some olliciu's siniQ lie already Juts ample power for the Inst course, bnl that this would be subject to approval by congress.; THB THREE SHIPS SUNK- Americans; comprising a thousand Pl victory. forward on the road to can .-see the handwritin naming on Uic walls, The Ucrmnnb in sorry slrails when they have to Invent new theories. Voluntary o Icily is a delightful [ilirabc lo cover be unanswerable I mill iliey arc ;olng buck because their old positions re Huns on Low Ground Paris. Mar- there U f. eral sallsfactloji over tho o evetils in Picafdy there Is nu icndu lo probable effects o ho d'criiiiiii reJJrein HIT, .Oo-sl eom- .iK'iilors consider it certain IhaL Hie Germans ivIH attempt to arrest their ri'lrciU at some point before Ilio Iiasic line which runs tiuoueh I.ilte, Cam- Anil and SI- Qncrilln. Slilliary cri- tics arc confident that Ilio (.Jorinaii general staff did nol abandon wllh a light heart tlio western heights which so firmly held. Tlio plain into which the retreating forces have gone is on a much lower level than (lie evacuated position. South ol Si. Quenlin It Is oiily feel above ?ea level, til Canibrni 157. at Douaul 78, and at Lille 59. '-Tliis is in contrast to tlic positions held al such placus as Po7.icr.cs where the ground is CQG feel above sea level. Sunday Flashes Tell of Big Advances ROSS RIFLE CANCELLED Illinois'.was The Cily of Memphis ciicountevcd u .surimin-iiic Siilnrdnv. evening, and Hie crew were minifies to lake.to" Ilic bouts. The. Vigilancia was loipcdoed .wilbbul wariiing, according lo the story of survivors, ami the submarine did not appear. Jicyond.lhc facl Unit the crew was .saved no details liad Ijccn received here early today regarding Uic destruction of tlic Illinois. She was reported merely as having been "sunk." IANDSEIILERS ICI: French Govt. Resigns Paris, March French cabinet headed by Premier Bri- and has resigned. Anotlicr invasion of I.cthbrUlEC anil dislrict liy California anil Oregon la ml seekers lliis morning when 2S arrived, piloted by aec ol the C. P.-Il." Thcyiviinl out forenoon ID look at land' through Conldftlc, Chin ami Wilson Silling ilia trlctn. Wni. A. Dilley of tlic'ileparl of natural resources Is in charge of tlic parly. Quite a iiumhcr of Ihu visitors arc from Tnrlock, Cal., where already large number havn left lo Eclllc ii Southern Albcrtii. Tlio visilors al seemed lo ue plcaseil with nmrhcard ol tlic coun try, find think there will lie a Call to ruin, tolony in Ilio tlislrict bj Ilio ciiJ ot Ilic year. FOUR DEAD IN FIRE These To Be al Orice at Edmonton and Culgury London, March entire Ruseian baltlc fleet and fortresses at Vlborg and Sveaborg have joined the revolutionary move- ment in a Copen- hagen dispatch b'rtsed on reports from Hepardsna, Sweden. Ottavia, March the new plan Tor int creation of a Canadian home guard force of fifty thousand men to allow a like number lo go' overseas, orders were issued thli rr.orning by the mililia department for the mobi- lization of 46 city regiments. Dis- trict officers commanding will re- commsnd .to the militia depart- ment such-'of the rural corps as it Is considered desirable to'mobi- lize. This order does not mean that men who "at present belong to militia regiments will be or- dcred out, but rather that the names and organization of exist- ing regiments will be con. r.ecHon with the creation of the new force. Home guards, as. ex- plained by Sir Edward Kemp, whtn the official announcement was made, will be sirictly a vol. untary organiialion. City regiments to be organized as home guards in Western Ca- nada at once are the following: MANITOBA 90th Winnipeg, 96rh Port Ar- vthur, 90th Brandon, 100th Winni- peg, 106th Winnipeg Ifght -Infan- try.' BRITISH 1llh and 72nd-Vancouver, 50th and 86th Victoria and' 104Ui New Westminster. SASKATCHEWAN 52nd of Prince Albert, 60th Moose Jaw, 95th Hcgina and I051h Saskatoon, of Edmonton and 103rd Calgary. r The im- FRENCH ADVANCE Paris, Mar, 1B( advance of the French troops con- tinued today between Avre and Afsne along a front of about thir- ty-seven miles. French cavalry en- tered In the direction of Ham the French forward move- ment reached a depth of about twelve and a half miles. North of SoiBSDne the French have occu- pied Crouy and in the same dis- trict have taken the villages of CarJepOnt. and Neuvron Vlngre, .The lowrt Noyon occupied by French cavalry at ten o'clock morning. BRITISH GAINS London, Mar. British troops, continuing their rapid advance on the hccla the retiring Germans, have occupied the important .towns Nesle, Chaulner, and Peronne, Along a front of about mites they'have entered German positions to a depth of ten miles in places. In addition the British have taken over sixty villages, ilry .de- Sunday of Pm-oiim1, Follows Quickly on Evacuation of''1 Takcu by French jiml1 60 b.y Hie Advunre From 1ft, (o 12 Back on Cainbrai-St. Qucutin Line. MUCH FRENCH TERRITORY IS LIBERATED uladc the govmi- nL lias cancelled ils cimli-nct f Ross rillc's. Tlie dc- liiirlinenl reported Ihc conipnny behind iinc! l'ic government candcllcd the order FORR.B.AI IEI GERMANS ADMIT RETREAT Berlin, Mar. systerna- retirement ol Ih'e. Germans he- Iwccn Arras and the Oiee'lE-offi. daily announced. Peronnc, Noyon, and several olhcr have been abandoned by the Germans. CONTINUE PURSUIT f l8.--Wlthdrawal of-' the Germans Gtill is proceeding rapidly over a wide section of the French It Is officially an- nounced. 'The'' French defeated the German rear guards and con- tinued to.advance. .They have oc- cupied all ground between the old lines and the Roye-Noyon rand from Darneryr as'far as IKe Lagny heights arid continue the pursuit north of Ksysri.road. 'avis, Tomorrow or llu: ai'ior two' entire ]''ronch (Icpariinculs. (hose ol" Iho'Oisc and llio1 Aisno will libuniUnl froin tlic Clormrtu inviidei' ac- cording to roporis from fighting front. The; total (crritory now- regained is roughly calculated atG20 Hfjuave milos. ualure of tlie over which ihc -Ger- mans retreated was almost all aoainst (liom and ibcv were hurried by cavalry, which is now being. used in: force for the first time since the battle of the .Mnrnc. hV FULL RETKEAT Paris, March line, liisl jiecnunls, WHS in full ivlrcal over ;i .section wliicli represents tihiioAl one-liflli ol7 Hie vasl fronl from In the son, closely pressed hy llm Fvonch and Hrilisli. Frcncji troops, .advuiK-ing Ihc pi'c- oisioii ot a machine along'a' rc-cnplnrcd hnporlmiL, (owns and inauy sipuire -miles ol" territory, iiofoiuplistiiiur tliis small cosl lo thciiiselvcs, so carefully )IHK every dclail of (lie advance been (hougljil oul.' In the Lnssiffity region, the were able lo push To 'N wartl Hurtecu mites al oiic bnimcl. (icncrnl Nivcllc, luamk-r, who is uncunny abiJHy i'iugc powers of oppuiionLs, isTolluwiiij( np Iho rclrchl- (lennnns willi great riipidily. 'll-is here as douhdtil Chicago, Mar, search of the ruins ot ihc Scottish old pea- ple'i home at Riverside which was by fire yet- terday, established today that four- people had I oil their lived in the fire. Thirty-three others saved, but It is feared that expo- lure In the freezing wealher may prove fatal to tome of them. o v o o -I- ZEPP'RAID ON LONDON DerJin, via London, .Mart-h all nek on London by v Kcppclfna last night of one and v one half hours has hccn mailc, the irar office announced to- day, Ilomba TV ore dropped sue- cessfnlly and Ihe'nlrBlitps rc- lurncrl fafcly. v v v v v v v v Ottawa, Mar. 19. Iniimatron has been received by" Lhc govern- ment from the Imperial wheat commission which it now purchas- ing grain in Canada for the Brit- ish government, that all grades of Canadian wheat including -lough wheat, will be bought, and it is de- sirable under this Intimation that owners of tough wheat should get the same as quickly as passible through the drylnQ elevators ''BO that 1c niAy be made available for shipment before too warm wea- ther sets In. .Montreal, Mar. 19. Conscription nas denoiiuccil at n mass meeting held Saturday in the old town hall at the corner oLSt. Lawrence Boulevard and Lanrlcr and cheers were given for Henri 'Btiurassa and hisses 'or It. lleniictt, M.P., director oE the na- tional service board. A resolution wan soil to bo sent to the government rit Ottawa declaring against eonscrip- lion or (he enforcement ol the militia lhc operators( __ act ami iirslug1 greater production. One of Ilio speakers was.l1. II. DnTrem- blay, liberal candidate for the ritlinc; of LaiirierOuireinont. f Calgary, -liar. "J9." A suspengio aGrccmcul, jvhcrcb'y .the miners wil continue lo after March -H, Uic .soriuiis luce Ijd'urc rent'liing the dnvs" liiniT.h j'nin'i .nJicrp-lliey jjrc j NEARING ST. QUENTTN. Pan's, Frcncli, closely Die Gei'niiinsT Insl ;U several pbirils iviiclicd Uic x'ailroad from' Mnm lo Ncsk1, Jlip wor ollicc notince.s. Troops Were puslicdalong the nnilhcrii roiul lo St.. Oiiciifih. J AT VERDUN IlcrJiii, liims ol" French IpAclios extent of 500 mcliTs in one senior and 800 niclros'in another "on Hie Vrriltin front sloi-iucd voslerduy -by the (jcrnuihs: Ncarty Frcneli prisoners lukcn. v .GERMAN-RBPORT'OF RETREAT Devlin, Miircli over it wide ironLicr on lhc Frcuch Iroin-Arras to lhc Aisnc river, is mnionhceil hy oflico. FRENCH OFFICIAL ADAM50N LAW f IS CONSTITUTIONAL Washington, D.C., irar. Tlic debt-hour standard for railroad wagns, provided In Dio v Ailamaon law, was declared v constitutional loilay by Su- -preme Gourl. ronsonabJe aUilndc .In their, tiotis, has; bceti reached by tlic snb- c.oininiitee Sri conference hero between Uic Western CodLOtreralors' associa- tion ntnl their cmployfes. This agreement In 'the snb-commit- tcc brings the relalioiis of" the miners to ;i basis Working conditions may lie off sharp- ly and a strike .called oti short notice _________ ___ bv the dtilcgnlGs acnt here in behalf pavalion. .They iot tlic nitucrs. Minister of Labor Conimci v OUwva. Slnrch T. W. Cro hers, -nnriiFtcr of labor, left on niiinlght train for the Paris, 51arch official stale- one hundred vil- bave been by. UiO French in three days. Many of lliese had been dcvnstaled, ihoiifauils of [jersous ivhoni llic Germans were nnablo to send lo the.rear, came for ivan! to greet the Frpiicli, On the Verdun front the Germans .made a heavy ntlacK bphrccn Avocourc anJ L'S Hill, after artillery iire- They penetrated French lines on n from of-250'yards, hiit were voultl be sensational enough. Tlio "rcucli'fought for Peroniie tlcsperatcly hrough more than two years of utPnow IL has been Im; luck of'the Jrilish troops to enter it, us ycsler- ".ay we entcrcil Bapaunic after a short.- cllon wllh the enemy's rcjir-gunTdfl.- lint the news does not stand alopV The whole of lhc olJ German', line ioritli of Arras, as strong" as onc'vnst orlrcss bnill by labor of millions, dug-' nnd Innnolled" anil ccmcnlcil nnrt tlin- ejcctcd (rtini that pnrt of this posltlou violent hand lo hand j The statement follows: fiory, where .lie "will ccufcr wllh tne! coal "mine'owners anil the rcprcscntn-' lives of the nien of District IS. Cal-j -Last night small detachments .o( RAILROAD HEADS, FEARING WAR YIELD TO THE DEMANDS OF MEN Mar. l9.-rChin3sc troopa without. oppoiUion German concessions al TIcn.TsJn and Hjtnkow. Trie 'Dutch have" taken over the German consulates. N'cw railroad! Mrikc averted. Yielding to the appeal of Pro-sldcnl Wilson, and raring the probability of Ihls country's entrance into the world early today cranled the tlemanda of four employees' Isiolhcrlioods Cor Uic basic eight hour day. The telegraph wires this morning are 'carrying throughout the United Slates mes- sages from ihe brotherhood chiefs re- scindins CIR nrdora for the maugurfl- lion of the prcal progressive strlko al 7 o'clock tonight. The dcdaicm U regardetl as a pnnv ploLe surrender lo Hie brotherhoods, brought about, however, nfler lhc patriotism of lhc .railroad managers had been rmt lo tho lest. The presi- dent's msdiatcrs, playing what they considered their last trump card, not .Ihpir mission null] after more limn fifty houra of nn'xious conferences, all of which poiulcil "wffhhi n -slmrt d'mo before the ric- WBR announced lo an Incvilahlo deadlock. lly the of settlement, the com'mnen salary of ihe raliroads will be Increased approximately a year, according lo conscrva ivc cslimatca. The luimber of work- men profiting by (his increase will he moro That a crisis resulting from Ihc sinking of three American ships by a jcrman submarine Ihc prime factor in clearing tho situation and restoring Ibc country tc normal con- ditions insofar ns Us iransporlaiion 'actMiles wore concerned, was con- ceded by all, Railroad managers, who until A Tatc hour last niglil liad held nut against the brotherhoods, had been dismissed temporarily by tlio presi- dent's who made no secret the (nc( that they viewed the out- look wilh pessimism. Secretary J-ane, lime .before word came that he managers hart yielded, (osuiri n statement that the conferences would to resumed lortay..but intimated That ic vrag none too hopeful of a settle' ment. Itailroad nnnagcrs anr? chiefs'had been told of Uic seriousness ot Hie inlcrnalloinl silnation, hnt the warnfnE had .ipparcrilly fallen on deaf cars. IL was evident llial the strike, JIARKETS Spot v.heat Local track wheat.......... May txicjil track oils............ May oats.................... May flax (rnons which were lioMIng Ilic in close contact contmurtl-Ihcir for ward march without check.' East o N'cslc some of, (liesc detachments reached several points on-the rnilroai hcUvccj] Ham and Xesle., North ;o Noytin we have occupied Gulseari and onr patrols have advanced til on; the national road (o "No less than nnd haul Icls hav'b been occupied bv us In Ihi. iiasl threo (lays. Many of have been devastated and ruttilcssl. I bv the c-neniy. Tliousaiids o (By Philip Glbba) Corresiionilcnlb' Frnncc via D. Today our troops eulered Pcr- nue. SlaiiOlug alone, that statement bered, 'thousands ol machine _ redoubts, masses if treJiclirs, protected forests of xirbcd .wire, liatl slipped as .hough, by a landslide, and the in rapid retrent to new lines many miles awayv As he lie lays waste, tu the countryside northeast 6( lla- panme, Inlo which we went yesterday our IrootiB. East of Pcroime scores of villages are linrniog; one of I] i larger than the villages, the lawn of Alhcls, is a flaming visible for milcl. Around. .Tho olh'ers arc ETV.ouldcrinx ruins from .which volumes of 5mokc arc TQlUnp up Inlo the blcnr blue shy. In all 61 the great. tract of France which the enemy has been'forceci to abandon to avoid Iho menace .of. Q- combined attack, therci- la no beauty left and no homestead inhabitants who could not be sent nor farms, bnl only" black .ruin's and .__. L_. ,L_ iQYBBiaHon. Everywhere the enemy back by the Germans caiue forward lo welcome our soldiers, tn. the, Ar- Ronnn near Ilarazcc. we dclivevert a surjirisc attack and look-some prison- I crs." GERMAN OFFICIAL i i h il ?Hy i "I'0? but had been postponed to Gorman ay lhc ]ast fcw flava a strilj Ihe District of Alsnc ing nnnner. Our protecting troops High................... Low Forecast: Fair and mild. communicated Tvllh agers, "however, ftlth the rcsull that (hey to-have voted imaiil- mousey to yield to the demands ot tho bTolherhiMils iii order "that nei- ther al home nor ahroad ehould Ihcrc be fear or hopo, that effit-icnt opera- tions of the rAllrnnds of tho country will bo hampered or impaired." ihc positions and ihc 'departure of our troops. R. Rr GAMEY DEAD Toronto, Mar. Rohert Gamcy. M.l'.P- for .Manlloulin, died this mornEns- ._____ svndopiing the full rruclly of war's malignancy. He leaves poisoned wells in his .wake so that if our horses should drinh there they would Ale. This was first discovered at 13ar- IDU.X, irherc the water WHS Icsted yes- terday, after ihc German retreat. It was found to be.full of arsenic. wells found treated in llir; samo way. Over the waterways lie has burnt his bridges, crossroads have been mined, opening tip enormous craters like those I SMV yesterday- onlside Uapaunie. fligli Ciploslre (rape havo been placer! in the way of our palrola lo scatter them In frag men Is It they lark any caution. H Is Impossible for me (o elvo our etiet line at the present moment. We have no eiacl line, as village after village has faHcn Into our hands since mid-day yeslerdayv Our caraJfy pa- trols arc over the and far away; our infantry patrols are pushing for- ward Into ncw.lcrrltpry, so that only acronlanea. hnow- their txact ;