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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 20, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. TIJUSIUY, NCJMHEK US; NOW VIRTUALLY AT WAR-MORE BIG ALUED GAINS IB 1 ALLIED REEI IN Warlike Against the German Order i'laral (or Fleet of Sub Clmsers lo be. Delivered Immediately. i, Min-cli 20. I-'ni'tlici1 slops (u iirolccl.Anicncnii Jives nml properly ojicnitions of (k'rmnn sub- marines iire expcdcd lu liiki; sonic more delimit- form i iiClci'Jo- rlny's caliiiiol nici-Ihig. I'rqiiii'.-ilions for onl "Mil! [j'nlicy ofiirmr.il iiciilrality lo llic I'ullcsl decree arc. Ijcinf! hurried :il Ihc. navy -department. Possihililies of Ilit-ii1 c.xcculion rantfc even lo iiclive co-opcralion ;il sen willi Hie Rrilisli niul Krcneh llcets lo clean- Ihc out of llic shipping lanes. V. FLEET OK SUB. CHASEHS March The Orleans navy yard was today ordered lo linild al once four submarine, dwsevs. The Is'evi- .Yorlt yard' yt-Jilpi'flay was ordered lo. build sixlj-.' Govtio Expropriate Factory; Make Improved Enfields DEPOSED FRENCH PREMIER French Cavalry --II :i e Chased Fleeing Army to SI. Qucndn. Indication Where "Huff Will He Made. URGE PEOPLE ID Ottawa, 'Mar. The Morning Journal Press states today that it Is. the. Intention. of the government lo eypro'prlale the ROES Rifle >fac- tory at- Quebec and one rale It as a national factory to produce Irrv pro'yed- Loe-Enfield rifles. Expro- prlatton -proceedlnfls will be taken which has been extended in .scop-; as. as. to ellmfnirtfr technicalities that might-. Producllpn-6f 'Lee-Enfield rifles j1. the 'Jailrnaf stales, be cornrnehcVd all possible ai'aaon as patterns [and apeelflcatlgnj-are rtc'elved "bv the government and ea-are made to permit of-active operations. Is Confirmed 2D.-WThe report that the lloss riric plant. will he oxpropri ateiV is-confirmed in official circles An ortlcr-ih-council providing for ttic expropriation vj-lll Lc" passed 'at- a umelfng oMhe-Labliict.lp im held this dfterntJon. Jl to exiiudilc tlfe '.Lflc-Kn fielil rifles so pfpceejiiigs will be nishcd. at puct be iinnicd to decide-on iinibun. which should be paid, for' Ihc fabtory FOR NAVAL s. Coast Patrols and Sub. Chasers Ordered 15 Lives Lost 1 On "-BORDEN W1UL-BE'.; BACK FOR OPENING "OUawa, ed here Kifll Sir. Robert Bortlen party will be back'in Ottawa on In lime for tlic rc-opeiiirii; of parliament on April 19. WniAiInetpn. .airirch Tlio presi- rtcnt laic today authorized Ihc cxp dtlurc'nf 011 naval vessels and the speeding' up ot conslrucllon. The act was the first offi Hal rccogniiion of 2. "nalionaj cmer- Bency." ITc alF.p will authorize (he suspension clglit hour laws on na- val s true lion anil authorize r me'nl oriiine ant] a half tor overtime B9 provided -hy act ot congress. Coast Patrols TVa Ellington, March 19. for at least Iwo hundred 110 fool motor- hoats for cbnat paired duly were opened by the navy Wednesday, The navy wants. as rnany.aG builders can cupply, and it is ca lima led ntMcast 200 will be contractod for Immediate- ly. Later orders will be placed for as many submarine chasers of a 'smaller type as ea'n'be'cori'jlniclcrt. 15 Were Lost Plymouth, r'a. London, Fjfleen memhera. ol tho crow or the American siciiincr VJgdancia lost their lives.whcn Ihe steamer was lor- jiefloed by a Gcrroan sulimarlnc. Strong for War i'lynsMngtoii. Repreaen- tattvc' Sherwood of ono of the most 'openly pacifists in tho declared in a public stalomont today .thst'lljo latest sinking of American ships by German aub- jQflrinc.1? had convcTlcd Mm in fnror of an declaration oI-Trar, the, samp time ho offered his ser ,tlccs .to Iho array, at tho ago ol S2. EX-PREMIER 1ms resigned in favor of Alosondre Riliot, who has formed u now Victory at Minastir Paris Mar, troops Macedonia, according to a war officexcommunicali.'on issued this -afternoon, have captured a hill two towns about Uiree nilles north' of Monastlr after a stubborn resist- ante by. They also look mole than 1200 prisan- c.ra, including eievep officers. Mil- tla'ry activity -part jjf the British LakfT'DQir- an resulted In the bringing in of prfsaners. IMPERIAL CONFERENCE IS OPENED Mnr., co- oT Loth the .Russian arni'y and navy tlic government was reported by Ambassador of- France lo' the slalo deparlmcnl. staled 10 had. received his from official sources and confirmed-it. lo Ins own satisfaction niiotliclally. f40 INFRINGEMENT OF i MERGENTHALER PATENTS Washlnglon, D, Mar, Dis- mlsnl by -Naw York federal courts of S.lnotype patent Infringement Eulta brought by Ihe Jlcrgonlhaler company pgalnat tJic-lnterlypc corporaUon and International Typc-scUlrig comriany, of Y in effect upheld tortav by the'supreme cpiirl. That Linotype mulUplo v-ino slus and mold patents of (ho [n- lerlypQ and International Type-sal ting companies rto not infringe Kcnlhalcr patents, nas held hy the loTrcr courts, tvhlcli decision now he cftectivt. SENTENCE QUASHED London, Mar. 19.-- ;Tha dcalh sen Icnco Itn posed on Alcxcl Lltcnoct, a EluBsian in the Canadian army, for the killing of Corp. Colmcr at has Washington, Mar. ary reports from the navy depart- ment early today say that a Ireu- lenant and nine men of the intern- ed German sailors at Philadelphia navy yard succeeded in making thsir escape in -last night's 'dash from the yard.. Eight other men who escaped at the same time have been captured.by companies of nnd Philadilphia po- lice. These are in additwn-to the sevan reported last night as having failed LO escape. Lieut. Charth and Machinist Her. man Sthrocdcr of the German in- terned crews at Philadelphia- yards are believed to have been drownsd night in an attempt lo escane. THE BRITISH THREAT London, March was made on of MID Eovcrnnieiil ".London, March Brit- ish Imperial Conference was Inaugurated today. For the first time colonial states men sal witli members oC the Urit- sovernmoni a round Ihc table, in Ihc council room al Premier Lloyd-George's offic- ial residence. v Piiris, Mnrcli war ofllct1 iinnoiincos lluil Ihc I'rcucli uro, .slJIt _wilh.lhorGermans nlong f lion JVout over Hie rc- liicnirnL is hiking luiL Ihal Lhct-ntlvancc liccoinc more it'ason of ilc- slrut-lioii of nil menus of com- and on iiccuinil of the bail wi'iilher. The German Avijconrt Wood and Ironl, pulscil. Serious loss was il on Mid Optimism Increases Pirns, Lnlcsl news raiii (lie front accentuates Ihc reeling of optimism in military circles here and convinces crit- ics thill Ihc me in a most dilliciiU aiu (kmgcroiis operation in view of Ihc hirgc front involved Ac- cording Lo the hilhcrlo iicccptetl llieoi'y, In ell'ecl such a move- ment with any safety it wiu ncccssnry (hat ;i distance cqim lo two days' nifirch should IK maintained hy Ihc pursuing am j-clreiitiiij; forces. Weak Rear-Guards The Germans arc currying out.the! retirement, under cover of small.Ln rc-ar-suards. .Eonicliinus entire ly coiuposed ot officers and ribu-con missioned nfflcers, make coun ler-aUacks -when the prcs too cloSeJy on their heels. The weatl cr, which .continues lo be clear, is in favor oE Ihc advancing a Iks. military- critics main tain. LhaL H is more and more unllkcl hat Ihe CJcrroans can reach Hie Lille Laferc line wltliout miihap. It assumed that propose (o'convcr 'his line which-was their (ormer Ij their principal position and move their base sevenleen miles I ,ho rear on a line running' from Laon. H is lha from any iioiiit of view Hie German are facing an ag'eravnllon or alrcaif position and confront eve Tavorahle fighting comliliona i (lie' immediate, future. in the house of commons today thai if I county court this morning. The crown the Germans should carry out -their _ threat o( employing British prisoners nrar Ihc line, the government would decide aL once on appropriate action, although reluctant to _______ ___________ Lcen auaslicd the court of. appeal, relallalory mcnsures. English Only in Alberta Schools is Govt. Policy Cornwall Man Must Sland Trial On Chiirge of Killing Father Cornwall, Onl., Jlnrch St. Pierre was formally charged with ihc murder or his father, Willam SI I'ierrc in Obnahrnck or February S, nnrt Nettle Itichraire. who lived with Emerson St. Pierre ns wife, ivith lieing an accessory, in Ihc thanked Iho information against SI, ?lcrre from "suspicion of causing Ihr Ifi? appearance of his father" to ler" and that against Tttchmirc iirl from "murder" to "accessor} alter the fad." XcLllo itichmira said she did iiol shoot St. Pierre as she at first' claim ed. The shot was fired thnt day. The ;lrl declined, lo answer a question as :q who did the shooting. She anil SI. were alone in the room, Cnicr- son had gone out- Emerson SI, Pierre waa committed for trinl by the mag- istrate. lo Iho Herald) Krlmonton, >lar. 19. Education and agriculture occupied Ihc Attention of Ihc legislature this afternoon when the cAllmalcs for tlicse two cicpart- oicnls of the 'provlricJal spvcrjtnicnL were using considered In committee of the whole An fnlcrcsliiig flimounccmcDi was made .by Hon. Duncnn Marshall thai Ke was prepar- ing a bill (or submission to neict-sta- rion to provide for the dernonstrallrm farms being run on .tlielr resources. This Itc explained would obviate tho necessity o! comlnr; to tho Icglclaluro each BCBslon for a vote If cattle were to he purchaser! or implements bought. On llio vote for tho education de- partment the subject of .bllfngualisrM entered Inlo'tho rtlscu.yton nnrl Hon. for forclEncra KSS nlilizcd for tnrnins onl supporters of tho sovemment, staled that a candidate was in ihr. J. H. A. K, In reply, to. ,n qucatJon of Ihe junior member for Kriinonlon, who a.tV'ed H .rrerc t.rue s reported that the Knglish school field nakinp for t Against the government because they were to tc.ifliing liis particular i tlic public sch'ool. -.Jaii- lion. C. H. Mitchell, provlncl.il trea- surer, gave notice thnt he Intended "lo move on Wednesday a resolution rc- borrowing on the general re- serve of llic province. On Ihc consideration of ULC .item for Kngllsh schools eigners, T. M. Twccdtc lo the fact, Ilial parents or guardians v.crc permit led to p-.it up n hond (or payment of the education of yonng foreigners at the Vegrovlllc school, thought llmt The same privilege shouhl lie extended lo people from (he old country who wanted lo pel a uni- versity education or training -in a normal school. GERMANS MUST GET BACK FHANCHIS Papers Say The 1 liclreat Is Only Another of His Lilllc Schemes tc the preparations ,u offensive, givin Amsterdam, vin LuuJun. Mar. Tbe-Rerllu Vonvaerts, comparing lllc situation in Russia wiih tlial [n (jcr-1 "31iall. the worlil say [bat all tlic nations on earth are free xcepl Tlie newspaper-cornparca Hie de- claralion of the Ilussian nrovisionai governnienl.. the declaration of Chancellor you Bethniann-Hollwcg in the Prusslaii diet to the discredit of llic latter. It commcnls: "How much longer? The straight- away give back lo the Prussian iicoiile their franchise rras taken aivay In ISIS" Uerlio, Mar. 13, via London, Mnr. newspapers today gave lie Herman public Us first news ot ig events on the front lii Krance. Ml pubJIeli arltcles by military cx; icrtB explaining the movements as urt of a .slralceical plan o[ Ihe pcu ral slatf for a decision on Ihe wcat- rn front, and a master stroke lo vlti- the preparations of the enlenle for ing decided advaut- ge lo the Germans. These writers ,rc unanimous In exnreEaing Ihc'tull- csl confidence- in Field ilimlenburg. r The Deutsche Tagcs Xciluug says: 'Tills Is nol Hie re reAt von HinclenbiirE has executed in ihls It is necessary only lo nisinhcr his great retreat from before hVarsav and the partial evacualion o( Trensylvunia. far liie "retreats of even von always have borne fruit a hundredfold "so" iliat we may face Hie new .measure of the cst'niHllan- cdniuaiHl cd confidence and the fullest, aasur cc furjiislies ir preliminary 10 ucft' German Mcrgon Post Baye: jteoitlc can anil miisl'liaVB tlie.fulles confidence tii Ihelr von llindchbure and lor and assistant, von Ludendorff." D.e- .clopments may Le awaited.willi calnj confidence." Yossische Xeltung says: 'We inus not forget that the same vou Hinden liurg who' the Transs'lvanla cauipaiEn willi a retreat anil .who; 191-1 evacuated the conquered strip o Poland lo strike Hie Russians like Loll of Ilgtituiug-, now stands maslc of hallles on" our western front." T- German Official nerlin. Mar. were sover al engagemonts of infantry mid airy delachraents yesterday beLivce tlio" Uritisli anil German forces in. Ih lerntori- oiiybolh sides of tlic rive Sornmc rircr Olse'abandone by the CierniBivs, according to aa D ficral slaternenc Isaucil loilay by tli army headquarters staff.. The Frene yesterdny and lust night dlrcctDd-vk lent attacks againEl Qcrinaii position 011 Ihe left hank of.tlie th slatemenL adds, bul everywhere war repulsed. Xow I'ai1 (o Easfi ol Tiiipiitinic, Pushing1 Towai'd C'linibrai, Mosti Vifiil Toiiit-of nuns TJiiafjlc M.'ikc a StaiJil, (By Philip Win- IleadJ [tiarlcrs, Francli, via London, liu'ch ,lo givq ladle, (he Germans rclirctl slilf iiflhcv over llic npcit nsl ol nnd British.. patrols arciji lonc-h with heir moimicil rear-guards on' a inc wcsl oi' Cainlinii iintl Si. Jupulin. The exact location is as Ihe riinveniriU con- s anil Die Brilisli cavalry is n small units, moving cmilioiis-' y among a iHi-gc niinilicr of villages, which are everywhere alight. Sniall par- i IPS of Germans were cncoini- cred last night in Iho near A- Ylres antl lierliiicoiiil, scimo' snipt'rs in Uus npciicd fire npoii i cavalry patrol, and were sent'-" cred Ijy which1 swooped low, sweeping Ihciii' with machine gun hullets. Suulh of the Somnic, British cavalry got in touch wilh (ier- Rbny and [icrman cyclists at Potle. .All britlgcs, hnve been.dcslfoyccl Tfovcr the Gcrniaiitrclreal as 'al lipny and tirciiil, and all wells have' heen :fillcd Svilh lillh" and Jhi'sidcs Ihosc more driniifahly poisdnnl. >r. BRITISH LOSSES London. Mar. lists pub- by the war office show lhat during February the British army lost 117 officers Killed, S31 wounded nnd 37 totarof Tbls brings the.asgrcgale loss In of- (icers since the commencement of the war to of .which have been killed or died of.woundB, wotindcd'nnd missinp. Herlin, Mar. admjralty; .an- nounces Xeuoelin L39; "whicli was brought down near Compiegnc, France, last Saturday, was one ,of the airships which took part 'in the Lon- don raid of the previous night. The indicated course of the Zcpjielln .was from its hnse, presumably across the channel lo England. Uicnce back across French territory lo Paris anil then -13 miles in A north-easterly direction to ConipiegQe, where IL.met its fate. NICHOLAS WILL NOT BE HEAD OF ARMY l.onrtcm. March Times Pel- rogrart corrcspondenl Grand Duke Nicholas will not he the 'lluss- Inn generalissimo, extremist propaRan- da having Iho government lo rleclrtc not to appoint one connected with Ihe- nomanoTC fRm'ly. AIARKETS Spol Local track when Miy wheats... Local trac'K oats May oals May flan 267 .WEATHER Oyer-night Summary Frcncli Iroops, pushing luml on the licels o[ Ihc TclrcalinE Germans, arc' [oday wllliin slriklnp dislancc ot the 'Tlimlrnburg Ihc supposed Roal of their reliring Milcsloncs on this line nrc the hisloric towns ot LHIc, Cambrai. St. Qucnlin nnd tcrc, of General Neville were rushing lon-nnl Qucnlin yesterday at a rate, almost- in ml on, or tlie official stories q[ rnrrcspondents at. front, inclicntcs lhat cither orruy has yet come- In contact wilh (he main Clrrnian forces. The theory that (he. Ccrniaiis itro- liosc Lo halt lliclr rclrent on the Hin dcnhnre line lias been put by mililary critics in the allied caiiiUls bill thera has Itecn iio.intlic.itlon from Berlin ot Ihe plans or tho German mmm Premier Ribot Found It-Hard To Get Men Whd Would Act Fang, Mar. 20. The ministerial crisis was stt'tomplctely-overshadow, cd hy other events Hint there has been little comment on the new inet. U was enousli received and is considered adeiiunte for the :iaslc hul probftbly never before dfi a p'pli- leal evcni of sucli imp'orlanre leave lie public so imlifrcrcm. Alexandre lihol, in selling up a cabinet in eight hours is nndefstootl lo have; beaten all sliced records and his task vas noL an one, for the list was changed many Limes before it became lermancul, Many persons appoimcti jy liiBi while others accepted at first )mt later withdrew. The Cabinet Alejandro 'HtboL has formed Ihc tallowing cahinel: Premier and minister o( foreign 'af- fairs; Alexandre nibot. Sllnisler of justice, Rene Vivianl, Minister of war, Paul Falnlere. Minister of niarinCj-Jlcar Admiral Lacazo. J Minister of munitions, Albert Minister of the inlerior, fjonls J. Malvy. Minister o[ finance, Joseph Minister of public Slccg. Jliiitsler of public Georges Desnlas. Minister of eosscree, EUienne Cle- men I el.' agricullure, MinLstcr 'of David, Minister ol subsistence, Maurice Violetlo." -Minister.of lahor. Leon Ronrgeois. -Minister o! the colonies, Andre -Mag- inot. Uniler secretary of aviators, Daniel this world war, and liad reached aleeneral Fluff, and (he purpose -anti point within five miles of the Unless FOET.C .unheralded factor lins entered inldiiho situation the French have this ilnio eltlicr entered SI. Qucnlin or Uie German retreat halted. has In .the meantime to the north the Drillsh are i 1 pushing forward (CONTINUED ox PAQB and mild. toward Cambral nnd arc Rpparenlly wjlhln -striking dislanco of that lown. the heart of IhC LUlc-tarcrc line, And famous since Ihc days ot the Romans. 43 The British ire ndvauclng more slow- 25jly than the French, hut nothing eilhrr jtn tho official report from Paris or meaning bf the of the tnradcrs of Franco remain in mys- tery. v French military observers Estimate Ihat the German retirement hns al- ready released' to, troops who arc .available, for the loiifi predicted connlcr-oiTcnsivc lo be launched against the allied lines at some speculative point, Paris, news- papers regard some such move on tho part ot Von Hintlcnburg ns almost certain and discuss Ihe possibility of another tremendous a way tbrougli to C; cfiotl i Cais- lo sinasb HUGE INCOME TAX Washington Mar reports lo the treasury department from section of. the country j since Marcli 1 indicate !hal ihc. gov- ernment will collect.J300.000.000 In In- come taxes (luring Ihe.current flfzal year, or about two and onc-lialC times preceding __.....-- Ihe...Internal revenue receipts ,arc cicpcctfrrt lo .O.T- ccctlJ700.000.000, an Increase ot nearly as -mncli as during Ihc Iwclvc months- I ;