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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 23, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. r.rc, Ai.m'.ivi'A, I'UIDAY. MAHCII 1017 XUMHKn.87 Grcnt-Progress Made To- I wiwls-Mesopotamia I; and iv Junction AVilli (lie 'British Forces T> Pctrograd, Mnr. troops juahlng wesl Crgm KcrraatiBhali In J'crela have reached a point less than 46 inlle-i from Iho McEonolamlin bor- der. Tlie war oftico announced Hit', after tlic Turkish army had beci healc.'i In a. Elxiiiiin hour battle, oul tlUt 'oi Kerind tlic Turks hail retreat cd io Ilic vicinity of Keiind aud mad nuoLtiBr stand there. Another RUB HlBii column has attacked Itic Turk nloiiB Ilic ShlrwM, rlvpr about mid way belwcnn Kermanshah anil Kakkl from which last liolnt another llu elan colmOrTli'iU" b'ceii pushing soull westward lulo Mesopotamia. Tlio Hus BlaiiB also havo won_a new EUL'CCS hear Lake Van. On Rumanian Front 1'elrosrad, Jlur. [tusBian tire fecllns out Iho Teutonic lin couth of Galntz, on Iho Itumanla front and hive succeeded in drlMi out the garrison ot two stations lie Vade.nl. between Galalz ami Ilralla. Repair Breach 1 relrograd, Mar. mimcro comilcr altaoki. the Russians have paired tlic breach mado In the Ri stan linos by tho Hermans near I llcrcslnn river oast of Lida on t IluEslan front In a recent attack. U. S, WAR COUNCIL IS MEETING Wellington, March rclnry Baker, as chairman of din council of national Aa- fcnco, toilay called council ami its advisory committee of foven industrial lenders to meet lien: Kalunlay Io dlnoiiss just hov.F much work Is nrces- saiy lo (ml llKJ country In il Blutu of adequate defence. SKHMAN UliTIKEMHXTS'-TX TIlii 'WKSTKHX ARENA. -rn-i-W-1- ORDER FIFTY ENGINES nilawa. March or- der for lifly locomolis'eri 1ms v been placed by Hie KOVITII- iiiont with Ibo Kingston Loco- v motive Works. A liig growll, In ilie movement of wcsti'rji wheat over the.N'alional Trans- continental railroad lines null aulunin is anticipated and it is bcIiiR iiroviilu'd for. The liattlc lino In Francs apd Ilclginu IB 430 miles long. 'Ilie rcllreuieilt tl Icfl iiln-pdy n liuuJreil mileB unil is cure lo extend cas a, tcrrv Tbo lines of indlcf.tcr. the Arras-I.aon line on which i. nv Tho nrltish and Fruudi hope to drive him back l.i ihc irras- letl e line. In the rear in-e Ihc Meuso and the llbmc river (ipnnans Making Dcspenilc AUcmpts lo Slem Advance And Arc Now Stubbornly Resisting. Severe I'ighlinp; ot War Expected Soon.' Paris, Miircli (icnnnns now arc fc-iicLing vifiot1- oiisly but'Ilic onlcntc nllics conliiiuc (licit- advance more slowly on iiccounl of llm inclement nevertheless snrcly. Militnry crilics IICL-P consider il evident lhat Ihc energy of tlie allies' inirsiiils lias driven tlie (leniniiis licyond poinls wlierc. (hey planned lo hull Ilicir rclreal, and thai Ihe invaders now are showing nervousness over Ihc sni'cly of Ihe principal lines. Philip Sir Geo. Foslci' Calls Conference of IS'. S. Mine Owners to Discuss Siltiitiicm Thirteen Sunken IL S0 Tank Boat Taken To His Ollawa, Mar. George rosier has suinnioncil lo OtlaM'a I'oi- April n conference ol the mine operntor.n of Xova Scotia lo discuss the output of coal and the general oucsllon of irans- porlatiorl. Since the '.var coinmencerl Ihc de- maud Tor coal created by tbc deyeloij- ment In mnnufactnrhig has increased, while the output has keen scrlouslj curtailed by enll-stmcnls auioug tho miners and by iransiiortstlon difficul- ties. Prior, to tho outhrenl; of tho war over two million Ions per season were supplied by the mines to Ilia St river district. Today the supply is nominal. It is desired tha the transportation and inine interesls in the'accumulatlon.during Lhc summer of 03 reserve .of Nova Scolttt nomically- feasible In' order that 11 repetition of this ,wlr.ter'fl 5h6rtagq may not be experienced next winter. Phila'delphia, March teen American citizens were among the forly members of the crew of the American tank steam- cr Healdton, sunk by a submarine last olf Terschelllng, Holland, witii the probahlc loss of 20 or more lives. Whether any of the Americans lest their lives has not been learned, but Ihe fear was expressed that since the lorcedo from the submarine was reported lo have penetrated the engine room nnd to have been re- sponsible for- the death of Ihir- teen-men, some.of them will be found among'-'the victims. Ths chief engineer- a'nii thr-e assist- ants were'Americans. tank- cr was unarmed, having left port before President Wilson author- izes the furnish guns and gunners to merchantmen. ONLY SIX SAVED Amsterdam, .March Ha'ndelsblad ssjsj. there are only six Americans among the survi- vors of .the .Healdton. Barracks Are Burning Victoria, B. C., March administration bllildinn at WorH Point military barracks is burn- ing. Pclrogvud, YtQ London, March Elncidnllng Hie mnnlfeato new liberty of Finltlld. llio for- eign office explains that the aim of the present government was lo nbol- coroplcicly nil reBl.-Icllons wticb stripped Iho Grsnd Duchy of histori- cal rlshts conferred upon It In 1S12. In lhat year-Finland became part of the- Russian empire. All Inrcs Illegal- ly imposed upon Finland during tlie rolgns of AlciHiidor III. and Nicholas II. are ticclnrcd void. Official, R.'.cognllion London, Mnrch.23. -Drltlsh, French nnd IlQlfah rimbasssdors at Petrogrral conveyed to -Iho minister of forelgnl affaire .yesterday an 'ofClcial rccognl- lion liy'lhcir "governments of Ihe Ilus sian eoveriinienl, says a Ileuter lolcsram from Pelrogrnd' un- der Thursday's, date. Courtiers Arrested Tskarose-Bclo, Hnsaln. London, hundred adhcrnuls nnfl courtiers of the former emperor are under arrest here. A correapond- ent ot llio Associated Press discovered them in Hie Nicholas gymnasium, a hit' building iieit.to the city hull, when) a commission of officers rmil soldier's who are now administering Tsliarosc-Sclo, has iis linilduartcra. Former. Emperor Prisoner Taarlioac-Selo, March his arrival hero today in Ihe custody of four members ot the iluma, Nicholas Romanoff, the deposed cm- .j. -t- v v SMALLPOX'EPIDEMIC IN GERMANY Mar. aro 30.000 cases of smallpox in Germany, and llio disease is spre-a'ding, according to a spec- ial a Socialist member of the rcicbslat', llerr Hoffman, re- ceived at the stale depart- ment. Even Then Available Tonnage Will He DouUffuMConges- lion is Serious LHffi Winnipeg. Mar. tu railway officials the farmers in 'Ilie west who continue In call for cars for wheat shipments are-evidently ont of.Iho sifualion with respect lo elevator space and also that the rail- ways are lioluhus in Ihe matter of affording relief. Congestion of storage at Fort. Wil- liam and Port Arthur hns not been rc- Tlie provincial labor Lure.ui. which lo be eslablishcd here for Ihc pur- i More Effecls Have Come in. Al- ready Than During All Lasl Year Ollawa. Mnrch Ihe move- menl of American settlers lo the wesl- ein'provinces' will he greater during Ihe coming season than for sevora' ye'ars'back is the confident prediction of W, Scott. sllperintMldcnf of im ralgrafiou. Mr. Scott declares tha already this spring more settlers Ralhcv Than Risk Halt Crop ;tl Farmers Would Raise Feed Crops Pcihaps the most discussed fincslloi ..mons Ihe farmers anil in grain cles today Is Lhe'proposal to purclias the wheat crop ot Western Caivadi a 51.30 per bushel for Ihe 1917 crol Farmers arc IryliiR lo fisurc out wlia iho offer really means and bow Us ac ceplancc would affect (heir operations tills year. A. llamillon, director of the U. F.A.. relumed lasl night from Cal- gary where he was in session svilll the' executive wheu the report of Kir George Foster's Ottawa statement was received. Mr. Hamilton declared lhat be whole executive was unanimous in the opinion expressed anil Riven out for publication by President Wood. Mr. llamillon ?abl ho did not care to go into a. discussion of the iiiatlcri One" farmer. whpSe 'name he .dora not care to Ifave published, said bo Ihousht tho offer would result in a decrease In the acreage or wheat ami an increase in Iho acreage ot llnx ami feeding grains as barley aud oats, and that next winter would find the far- mers feeding rhpre of Ilielr grain to livestock He was sure the acccpl- nce of the offer would uroatly re- duce the volume of whcal produced, n Ihe west, as farmers would not feel ike takins a chance ou a half cron at in bf shed liorc lor me pur- rase of disWbu ing. farm labor from effects have.rrossed into uanada he U S for seedinp, will be opened crossed during the whole nflast year NinmHvin the Hoard ot Trade'1 and llio .movement is just merely lr i" rlhree.] started. The new selllers are coming islicrcnow ami ijmak-1 Irou, numerous slales Ihroush the poror, was Immcdiately frco lo the Tsarkose-Selo commauder aiul taken to Aleiandrovsky palace, wbero forraor Empress Alexnndrn already was Interned. The special train carry- Ing tho fonnor ruler arrived at 1.30 o'clock on the branch lino outside -Aleiandrovaky Palace. On leaving Iho train Nlcholaa entered an auto- mobile, accompanies by his adjutant, Prlnco Dolnoroiikou', Ihe only cmirllor of the Prat.rank who accompanied him, and hy the [our duraa commit eloncrs. They worn driven lo. Iho Nicholas was met in Ihc left wing of tho palaco by Couul Bcnekcmlore, ivho WB3 his marabflll of Iho court and Js now under arrest.-. Tho former micr hold himself creel, looking calm indifferent, although ho slopped from Inn automobile, with nervous haste. jauada have not permitted movement of grain fromi the hem! of [he lakes by "rail. Thc're docs not seem to he any prospect of relief ms- 111 navlyalion opens and even Iben thorc arises a donbt.willr respect lo the amount of tonnage that will ho available. Hallway men say. It would ho foolish lo lio up cars by filling ininiiiiie a Doris of Emerson. Porlal anil "rVe nS'r o an rt h J. Cou.ls. Many of Ihen, arc- purchasing at lauds, though some are seeing home- The dcparlment has for some lime Ii-.ist been assuring intending selllcrs From L'nili-d Slates lhat. Iboy need not fear conscription in any form even large nunilicr of men, nnd Harris ami C-'o bringing in-a' iiam ami I-UIL prisoners and sevcrnl machine ;ntis were token. 7 noiiiirM ovs lhat he hail a cablegram from nf no American Flirps aRcnl-Eener.il in London slating that (.onTCricd lo foreign registry I.leul. J. B. Slauffer. formerly ilcpuly (hr. consc-nl ot the president, apeakcr of the legial.iture mem- volvor Ihc "Tailed lo ex-'it was a sure promise lliat plcT wife evi-, nan ilcnrc against, him, IcatifyioR Hint lu was to the use of liquor ant lalnl-formnis druss. 1 MAUKETS her Tor Dirtsburj' been to Ihe GOlh Rallalion nnrl was now in France. The premier nlso rpp.tl Iho reply nf t.1Cwl viavn, II. 11. Tho o' to May whsat tho raMosrjnu uf sy.npatliy he track oals senl on the of the tfralh Spot L.icsl track .wheat 1901'. of i Ithn imrhci-B in-Coniisuchl, whicii uas May L'arif'jrmtT If- n view'to helping ihp uonb: "Thank rlvSr llnl Ibcy he burled I The- h.w.ic. alsci n riKl lino r. and your and the. laltre assciurily o( Alberta for the kln'l mess-ice of sympathy '.Vhich 1 much appreciate-." WEATHER High Low KAISER SUFFERS FROM BROKEN NERVES Jlarch v messages V.JTe rcarr.cd The lUcuo lhat Emperor William Is siirforins from a severe ner- vous breakdown. The emper- or's rhyficlaua avo said lo have ordered him lo lake the run; nl-Hamburg. ox I'AOE .Fair and comparatively 101KB London. March official an- nouncement has made here lliat Illillsli subjects cmbarkine tor United Stales or for Canadian porls musl p.issiKirls pcrmilline them to Knslaml. and that ihcse docil- must be emJovscd or issued not less than Ihiily days of saiiiuc- Kdmonlon. Mar. 23-Thc agricul- lural commiltco ot Ihc legislature lind before. II IMs morning a resolution passed by the Soulli Growers' asocial ion al asking for the removal of the for ilamacc wiien sheep were being trailed or driven if they injured nnj unfenced land on which there was no crop or bay. The view of She was that such amenrtnlenl ot Ihe law would be a hare-shin on Ihc small sclllcr and the renucsl was lurnfd down.. CONDITION UNCHAHQED Tironto, March 'Lymai, I Jones' condllion-ja .unchanged tofiij-. ;