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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 21, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta iK, ALDEUTA; WKDNKSDAY, MARCH ai.ini-7 HUNS ARE FORTIFYING THE CAMERA! LINE Engineering Skill at Germans' Command to Fortify New Scheme to' Lead Allies Into Trap is a Cavalry are Now Four Miles From St. Quentin. London, March The big Ger.man retirement on the Somme Is hellive here to be the forerunner of Germany's greatest' eflorl in 'the west, whlc cannot now be Ions delayed. The Lalere-Cambral line is one of considerabl natural strength, and the Germans sure to have fortified It with all Ih engineering skill at their command. If their scheme was to lempt Brills armies Into recklsss pursuit and then turn upon them when their lines wer disorganized, the- ruse has failed completely, for tlie pursuit Is now in th hands' of 'cavalry, -which can Le quickly withdrawn if the counter offensive' begins. All accounts from tlie British front agre: that everything is In readiness 'for. the great events, the Issue of which is awaited confidently, though it is known the casualties murt be on a scale probably unprecedented even In this war.' Allied piuparatllni are not for an offensive of a fortnight merely, or for three weeks, but for months and months on end, with all thai .means in de'mands upon men and material. RAPID PROGRESS BY, FRENCH Paris, March 21. Rapid progress is being made by the French in pursuit cf the retreating Germans, the war qlfice announces. Important gains were made on both sides of the Laon road, ten villages being captured. X FRENCH FOUR MILES FROM ST. QUENTIN London, March 21. Fourteen additional villages have been entered by the British forces from Arras southward to Ham, and they have passed the general line of Canlzy, Eslrees-en-Chatfssee, Nurlu, Vein and St. Lener. The forward march, beyond Estree-en-Chaussec places the British troops within 12 miles of -St. Quentin. On'lheir p'art of Iff line, however, the French have thrown 'their cavalry to within nilles of St. Quentin, and also have reoccupled considerable te'rritory the Sonime and the Aisne. Paris reports that the Losses ol the' French troops in 'their pursuit of the Germans have been Insignificant. No to Slop It ''War: Correspondent's Headquarters, Tuesday night', -via London, Wcilnei- dny, Mnr. Tlie retiring German armies tlb-not as yet show an inclina- tion -lo attempt (o check, llic Uritish advance. Our patrols continued, their progress today through (he country east of Bapaiime and the Somme wilh- ont encountering greater opposition than stray long range sniping by Are Huns to Abandon Their Sub. Warfare? ALEXANDRE RIBOT Tlie new Premier of France. Nev; York, Mar. Tri- bune's correspondent in London, cabling on Tuesday, speculates on the possibility tliat. Germany may withdraw from her unrestricted gubmarlne warfare. Me asks: "Is Germany'about to make a political withdrawal equal In importance with her military retirement In the west, which according to Ma. Jor Moraht, Is (or slrate- glc reasons." The conference of Bethmann- Hollweg held at Vienna last week may, the Tribune's correspondent Etatec, be.- followed Ov the an- nouncement of immediate interest to the United Stales. "From dis- he slates, "it is clear that the German chancellor Is playing dangerously near the breaking point. But he has stood on the brink of disaster so many times that an eleventh hour with- drawal on the submarine question still Is a possibility, II not a prob- ability. For Germany to recede from her unreitricted submarine campaign means an advantage for the allies. To pcrsiGt in II means war with the United States. Bethmann-Holl- we8 hat paved the way [or the withdrawal." 'ilistant trifling German who seemed imxiona In expend hlK last cartridge. iWe arc keeping feeling for Hie Ger- raiiii for il lias sliiuitcppcn so lar that up lo this afternoon none of our energetic troops cngascil. in. scour- InR the country -iflohifiil tlic olil front red L !I Poslmaster-Gener.il liesign cd From Gnvl. To Go On Aclivc Service Hessians in Mesopotamia via London, March troops drivin south westward from SaUltiz, Persia, have crossed the Mesa potamian frontier into Turkish territory, the war ollice aniioun ed today. s -BRITAIN TO ENCOURAGE "NEW RUSS GOVT. bns managed fiecure contact. of Hon. P. K. I 1 By ten o'clock Ibis morning llrltlsh infantry. rosleil within Iv.o miles of Ihc fortress of lies were alrcadyjn occupation. Their runic posts iKvj'sone eastward nl vJIolssneux.-Donilly and Ail- 'bigny: and their progress further north was equally extensive. Acts of Vandals Everywhere 'they found Hie path of has placed his in tlic. hands ot Sir Foster in order thai -lie niay ara, where their nl-j volunteer for service overseas, say lliat llic ppslnjastor-seneral been seriously considering taking tills atcii For KOnic time jtasl. IL fa cxpccicil litre that Mr. Bloudln will be immcdl- alely autiiorizcd to raise a Freacli Canadfan battalion In Quebec, but Ihln nol necessarily involve his Im ____ the linn slrown with wanton wreck- age and cMHnns rclcnECil from bondage told some nilKul stories of acts of -iierpcl etl by officers and men _of tlio elite regiments of cliirhiE the lasl hours .of tbctr occuyMion.'A nnrnocr of Gorman doctor.-; ujio Imd lodged for months in ouc of the lars- i-sl finest, mansions in Hoye aunv inonert NIC nscfl mlstfcaa of the honsc oti Friday morning, uhcn it was no longer possible to conceal. from the inhabitants Mint they wouhl avacuaLe Iho town IhaL day, anil said: "We arc goins lo give Hoyo. back to the rronch. -We houo they will like il." They Hi en went through the house, firing rovolvcrB at, inirrors anrt smashing furnitnrc In .various rooms. Similar sccncg wore enactud in many other houses, where officers ransack cil Iho inmlly ranerB nnd looted nhle- articles of includinc cloclca and pictures. They chclkcd on (ribr monts of "the mirrors and ever, on the eldos ot Iho buildings: nrcscn Royo to thft French people, and tnis Ihoy will like Fruit.Trees Deilroytd Prevalence of messages ol Ihl character and the nature or tho ogo Indicate that it Is officially in ed nnd Is not wholly an onuaEO of per sonal spUrj. The Inhabitants ot Iloyo Indeed of all ovacutilcd towns, b havcd with Hno rcalralnt and dlgnll In Iho face of deliberate insults an gave their oneralos not a single chanc of reprisals hy boltig provoked lo th manifestations ot resentment. Oft rial orders far systematic- do.si rf property Included the cutting tlow or mutilating of all fruit trees. Tvalkod for some milca today throug Iho country behind the German line at Zanlnca and ovcownoro orchard had been revelled or trees slrlnpe and wells filled wllh rubbUh from 1 >toro Mtcnllon was palrt mediate retirement frcm.th'c cabinet. litvc Ilecn Taken From Palace in Entire Support of New Govl. London, Msr, Russian government hes ordered'that the deposed Emperor and his contort shall he regarded as having "been deprived of their liberty and that they shall te brounh't to Tsarskoe' Selo. Reuter's Petrograd corres-, pondcnt telegraphs. Entire Army in Line London. Mar. troops at Field headquarters welcomed the re vohilion with a remarkable dninou stratiou, according to a I'ctrograd dis patch lo Ileuler's, queuing a lelegrau received Ihero from Jlcld headfjuar tors. The telegram the Iroops marched in detachments (o the pub; ic square waving red (lags and sing; iig the Russian Marsollaise lo' the niusio of their bands. At Ihe request of Grand rmke Nicholas, General Al cxlfff. chief of-starri read the abdi- cation proclamation llic emperor and exhorted Ihu troops to serve loy- ally the new government. Since the opening of tlie revolution contradictory reports have been- re- ceivcd in regard lo the whereabouts of Grand Duke Nicholas, who previous to (bat time hr.d Ijeen snpposcd-lo he In command in the Caucasus. Tlie dispatch would indicate that London, Mnr.- gov- ernment will introduce in the house of-commons tomorrow a resolution the pbjcct of which Chancellor Ilpnar Law an- today.'wdnld be "lo tjncourastmenL lo Ihe pro- sia." "r ff Hus- luge Plants Will Supply Army and Navy With Product at Half Accepts of Ford Called To- Meet- iri Special Session on April 2nd, Wilson, recognizing that Germany practically is milking svnr on the United States on the eeas, today called congress to assemble in extraordinary session on April 2nd to deal the situation. The purpose of the session now'called weeks earlier than, Ihc ilntc first set, as announced in the president's, is to receive n communication from the chief.executive on "graye questions of national policy." president in his address to congress will detail how Ger- many practically has been making war on the United States the ruthless destruction of American lives and ships on the high sens in contravention of all laws of nations and humanity. Con-, gress then is expected tol'p'nss n resolution declaring that a state has existed -between the United States and Germany for some time. Such resolution in itself will not lie a declaration of war in the technical sense, although practically it will amount to. the same thing. As a consequence the Unilcd States will take further steps to protect its interests on the high seas and else- where against warlike acts and actual' slate of war will come'fp full sense will depend on the future acts of the impefial "German government. -Since last Sun- day, when throe American ships were slink off the British Isles in "quick succession loss'of (he Quebec, Mai1'. Lavigueur presided over a meeting of the cin- iiioyccs of the lloss Hi'llo' company which was held in tile recorder's court 3 i last night, in protest asains't the clos- 115 oi the factory yesterday, which in uearly employees be- ns thrown out of work. Tlic court vas packed to the doors with former employees. Hoslon, Mass.. Mar. 2i Lieul. Ccn. ir Sam Hughes, siicakicg at n ualri- of llin Boston Chamber, of oinmcrcc last night, 'expressed ll'.c thai cent, of the crmaii-Amerlcans In .Hits colintrv -Quid support a declaration of'war gainst Ilieir lalherland anil woulddie or the cause of human liberty under he colors of Ihc United Slates.r'-'ll i: o the honor of the prilish Iht ormcr Dominioti minister of militia inserted, "lhal the star spangled ban icr Hies over your Jand tonight.1' London, Mar. Munich dispalcli to the Berlin Ta Dlall says the Ino "national commit- tee for the swilt overthrow of Hng- laiul" held a secret meeting Mondai and discussed measures for forcing Chancellor von- Belhmanivflollwes out of office. The dispatch adds that K great popular demonstration is lo the, country" have corrte.calls for immediate summoning of con- gress lit extra ACCEPTS :THE FORD PLANT Henry Ford, the. Detroit automobile has offered, opera H lie licld neit The Jiattoual comnliiLee for tlie switt ovorlliroiv of Knglanil" is a new ic is on the eastern front and is. also onriruialcry ol reports Thai he .gain commanitcr-livehief. Victims Numiler 700 _ .....____ Lomloii. .Mar. 21. Pc-Uosrad evening told, of anparcnlly .hosin-1 on japers o[ Tuesday, according lo a Icniter riispntrh, estimate the victims of the revolution in the Hnssian capi- al as between and TOO killed arid wounded. The' funeral of Ihc killed ias been set for Marcii 23, which icnceforlh will be observed as a na- New York, Mar. "Evidence tlial tlic German war office is Issuing false rciiocls is contained in Ihe Devlin tiul letin of Monday 'detailing last Zeiiuelin rairl against London." Tlic York's Sun correspondent in !.on don cables: "Tim 'bulletin" slates Iliat (he Zeppelins reached Londoi anil dropped bombs on the cily. Tli 3 far as any previous dispatches from Germany are con- cerned, .liepails from various sourc- torrespo'ndeiit of the Sun, learning o for some considerable lime have when ihe Zeppelins were stil observed the cnlirc I with! ...O..l of Loildon. The raid was a com plele failure, the only definite result being Iho loss a Zeppelin in lionftl fete day. 'r Clergy In. Line. Lumlon, Mar. 21. The orthodox clergy at Kiev, Russia, has recognized the new yovernn'.eiU. [tenter's Pclro- correspondent Gover- nor-General Gondatli of the Siberian province of Amur, and General West- chcnkoff. 'conmiandr-r of the troops Ilicrc, are reported to have been ar- rcslcd. The Duke of Jteclilcnburg- Strclllz (German diikcdom) has ;been arrested and brought before ihe diima. ly Ihroiishout llavaria to tile German j Xo Zeppelin over KO TEAR DOWN KAISER'S PICTURE stu- lenls in Central Irigh school loday tore from Ihc walls of a class room liiclnre OL Kniperor William of Ger- many and hung In its Idaco a photo- graph of President "Wilson decorated with Iwo American flags. Thc'einpcror's likctiess disappeared before officers of Hie school cadet corps had aa opportunity lo present lo Miss Marie Sicberl, teacher of Ger- nian. a resolution proteslliiB red, and the government has accepted, his great plant to be Crated without profit in Ihe event'of war. Charles M. Schwab has announced that.his Uelhlehem now greater than Krupps, will he used entirely for (he Kovernment. The United tales Steer Corporation hundred olher great industrial rgnniv.ations have 'been making plans for their participation, festerday Ihe great copper interests notified the government that hey would supply the army and navy with their vital supplies jf copper ill about half the-market price, j When the president addresses congress he is expected to go nto the details of the situation very fully, particularly as to how t affects ihe future of the United States. While it is not knovvn much money Tresident Wilson'may suggest to congi'ess as necessary to'meet the situation, leaders of-the senate have held the view that not than granted nt once in case war is declared. not probable that legislation tmng: such sum would meel with any opposition. RECEIVED WITH ACCLAMATION, When Ihe word (hat the president had summoned congress went through the allied embassies this morning it was received with acclamation! There is npt'a diplomat in the corps who does not believe that it means the entry of United Stales into the great war, bringing ils wcnllh, its'arnied forces, its great resources nnd its moral power to Ihe side of the entente allies. Krance." RERBEDTDPnlf the nd Alberta Far Behind in Care Tubercular Patients [Sreel.n U ihe EXlmonlon. Mar. prevention of pulmonary tuberculosis was s- cussed at Icngtli in Uie lejiislainrc tliis aflernoon when tlic house was In committee of .supply, and Georpe Handlcy. llic member lor Okotohs in declaring lhal steps should ifC taht-n to place Ihc mailer In a forcible way before Iho Dominion -parlia.ncnt, TC- flccictl Iho consensus opinion of Ihe asscmblyA It was realized lliat tlirre IR Aiicli belwccn Iho provinces that Iho lllllCd. .'1UIU ui tvuiiuii i" vandalism of lliis Vinci than to liic llio white plague must bs h> rnoro ohilriKtloa of llritlsh Iroop.vforMhe Icdcral aiiiunriiiw. lion. Djncan i many roails which were i Marshall Informed Iho house lhat imnarfc'il and unbroken, while orch- when Ihc essociation for; the prcvcn ntds on either side were hacked away.! tinn of tuberculosis stared In _____________ AIneria over two years aso ihe pro APPEAL FOR STARVING STOCK Helena. Mont., .Mar. Mon- vlncial povcrnmcnl had of nr.d llml the Dominion Una raiiro'ilcl c'ornmlssloTi today .-.p- pnvcrnmenl hail ottcrcj F. crjinl of l lo Iho railways lo riuli t slocV. for i Iliit Ihn us cc.iscd lo ciist. Tlic minister.- salJ 10 was prepared lo scud nl any lime )r. Norman, the provincial health of liccr. lo Ottawa wiicn the coalem ilalcd conference of provincial medi cal olficcM willi a commillcc of Ihc senate took place, lion. Chas. Blew said thai moro r.unervislon sin. be exercised over the people ailniKtcn lo fanada and .Ihe COnvic lion it a sanatorium were tslablUhci in' Alberta per cent, ol patlcnl would not be people of the province but persons who had come lo it ti seek recovery because of the excel knee o( ils climate. An act was read n first time ing Ibo High River and Hudson's lla K.iUway company acl. The act- w a lirst lime lo amend. the UK iattc-Eosrs actXhy offering a prnalt) An art lo amend the lite insuranc beneficiaries wlih reference, lo bo rowing was als'-. TOart a lirsl tir.ie. ox ot "a nun Icniaiuling its removal. -_ s Pctrosratl. via l.oiidon. Mar. cneral political amnesty has been or :rcil by the provisional government 'RIOT IN ROTTERDAM 'he order is emboldened in llic fol- properly, owing nhasc: VVicMins lo the inv icrial demands 6r llic national cicncc in tlic name of historic jus ico ami in commemoration of .the dc-] 'inilc triumph of Ihc x new regime 'ouudcil nron right and liberty- we or- der a Bcni'ral amnesty." Calgary, Mar. ClrasS. a .Macleod fanner, succeeded in having a case dismissed In district conrt_ycs- lenlay which'.had been insliUilcd asainst him to obtain payment for.a faulty binder, t'lillgs's defense was that Ihc binder did not posteas mer- it, and was nol uji to the standard re quired hy. Ihc .Canadian asriculiura' act. lie had refused to pay for the machine unlll Ihc manufacturers place it in condition to" perform Us work Amsterdam, 'via ..-London; l.Iar. Tclee'ranf says a disturbance broke our in Jtol- lenlam Tuesday after a week- ly nesting of the revolution- ary- socialist party. Police were called to maintain oru'er, says Ihe newspaper. Fell Head First Into Steam Hay Baler; Suffering Frac- tured Skull x MARKETS Spot wheat Local track wheat May Local track oals Niay oals............... May' flax..........-..... 185% 15.1 Vancouver, 11. O, Mftr, Police1 Chief Malcolm 11. MacLcnnan was in- slanllv, Wllcj in i kitchen on the sec- ond floor 6[ n resilience, on Kccfer sli-ect. cither by Bob Tall, a nesro ot thn umlcr.vorltl. or by bis paramour, Krankie nussell. al n.A5 last night, hile a party of police officers, in a l.oiulori. Mar. 21. The Canadian AESOciatetl Press tbat the em- WEATHER High........................... Low Forecait: Fair, nol much change In temperature. 523T ployment of civilians in the Canadian mllllary olficcs in I.oidon is being otticially discouraged, Hcforc any ci- vilians arc so employed in Ihe fnlure full particulars innst he sent