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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 26, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta it VOLUME XI. LETHBRIOGE. ALBERTA. TCESUAY, MARCH 2(1, 1!)18 NUMBER 89 in WELL V A Premier Stewart R eviews Railway Situation in Legislature and Says Province Amply Protected TELLS OF DIFFICULTY IN THE WAY OF PHONE CONSTRUCTION +2* ? ? K0 ? ? *;* AMERICAN ENGINEERS ARE IN IT With the American Army in France, March 26-(By tho Associated Press J-Only certain units or the American rnil-wiiy engineers are with the HrlMsh army in France and only a tow companies are known to he In the area near the present fighting. It is believed therefore^ that Home Americans were captured there, according to the German statement, are American engineers, who however", may liave fought like, infantry as they always carried rifles* and bayonets as well ;ih fools since the Cambrai battle in November, .1917, when i hoy helped repel Gorman attacks. ? 7* Germans Exhaii Their British Had Al! the Rest of The Little Naval Scrap Off Dunkirk Batt 9 reserves of cie is Swing V * *>>> > > the west or the Somme, midway between Peronne and Noyon, he has mvfunl almost half the distance from Latere to Amiens. "The German emperor knows that the islanders are his most dangerous and tenacious tors. Their will to victory is the obstacle to his dream tit world power, lie is pouring out the blood of his men with reckless prodigality to reach the channel and prove that the. Inviolate isle can no longer claim that proud title." Building osion v V A A V CANADA'S MESSAGE TO THE SOLDIERS. FILL IHE GAPS British To Call Up Further Classes at Once-Try cruiting Again Re- Loudon, March 26.-To fill the gaps ..caused by the German advance in France, the authorities have decided to place the" recruiting machinery in motion again throughout the country. In order to assist the government the miners have placed the organization of their unions at the disposal of the recruiting officers. "To place for all contingencies," says the Daily Mail, "it has been decided to speed up the recruiting machinery, and the men already scheduled for calling up will be summoned to the colors more quickly than was intended. The government will take firm measures." ^ The Mail says the events in France have proved to be a great stimulus for voluntary recruiting for home service among discharged soldiers and men up to the age of 50. New York, N.Y., Mar. 26.-Terrific explosions in a 4-storey brick building in Jersey City today beginning shortly after three o'clock shook both Jersey City and New York, .all but. causing a panic for a brief time. The structure occupied by the Jarvis storea at Henderson and i3Gth street, Jersey City, covered nearly two city blocks,and was virtually demolished. The ruins of the structure were still blazing fiercely an hour after the explosions and smaller explosions were occurring, indicating that the big warehouse contained ammunition. Some" blocks to the north of the warehouse are the United States army piers where ships for Europe are loaded, Washington, Mar. 26.-The war department has been advised that the explosions began in a car in the Lackawanna railway freight yards at Hoboken, N.J. Army officers at Hoboken making the report said no damage had been done to the army's great embarkation plant standing nearby and that the extent of the damage in the railroad yards was not evident. None o: iiie government's great projects In that vicinity has been endangered or affected by the explosions, the war department was advised. Whether there had been any loss of life had not been determined at 4 p.m., although it seems probable. The concussion of the explosions which continued for about 10 minutes, shattered windows for a radius of a mile. The warehouse of the Union Terminal Cold Storage company adjoining the Jarvis stores was threatened by the flames and all of Jersey^ City's fire department was making desperate efforts to prevent the fire from spreading to that building fearing that other explosions might follow if it caught fire. i ** ? Ottawa. March 15.-The following dispatch was sent to Sir Douglas Ilaig, field marshal, tliis evening, by His Excellency, the Governor General, on behalf of the government of Canada: "My advisers desire me To ronvey to you the profound admiration of the Canadian people of the magnificent valor an'1, endurance of the force under your command in fwithstanding the enemy's desperate attacks. We have complete confidence that the German drive will he adequately met and that final victory will crown the allied arms." ? V A ? I* A ** C* O & !* > 1 Chicago, Mar, 26.-More than fifty persons were arrested last night for celebrating the German offensive. Early in the evening police were attracted to one house by strains of "Die Wacht Am Rhine," and as a result of arrests made there, federal and civic au* thorltlcs combined in a drive throughout German settlements where it was found that general celebrations were .bejng held. Front is Broken and They Flee Southward in a � Panic I THEY SAY i London, March 26.-Resumption of fighting In the Ukraine between the Germans and the Bol-shsviki is reported in a Beuter dispatch from Petrograd. The Botshevlkl are said to have recap* tursd the city of Kherson. * BERLIN CELEBRATES ? A London, Mar. lit!.-Turkish newspapers, a Central Xews despatch from Amsterdam .says, point out that on the basis of the right of self-determination, the Crimea must be joined, to Turkey, as the Hultic provinces of ifus-sia have been joined to Germany. KILLED ON WEST FRONT For three hundred years prior to London, March 25.-Prince Henry 1774� the n'il,1(ia was under Turkish of Reuss, head of the younger branch  Siueranty. H hjis been reported roof tho Heuss family, has been killed ? A �I4 ? Continued on Fags 4) ? Jiondon, March 26.-Berlin was decorated Monday and church hells were ringing iu celebration of the success on the western front, according to au Exchange Telegraph disputes from Copenhagen. The Catholic churches in Berlin have arranged for a special day of prayer. ? ? * 4 A A A A A A $ A A A A A A A 9 A A A in the fighting on the western front, according to a Central News dispatch quoting advices received at Berlin* ^ BOMB HUN TOWrifi w Loudon, March 25.-British aviators have bombed the railway stations at Cologne, as well as various other important cities in Germany, the official statement on aerial operations announces tonight. cently that the Tauridian republic, including the Crimea, had been formed at Simferopol. The great majority of the population of the Crimea is Russian and there arc very few Turks resident there. EFFECT AGREEMENT, AN ALIEN ENEMY Boston, March 25.-Dr. Karl Muik, leader of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, was taken into custody as an alien enemy at. his residence in the Back Bay district of this city late tonight. Ho was lodged at a police station for the night and i(. was announced that pending orders from Washington he would be taken to the East Cambridge Jail tomorrow. Ottawa, March �,5.-The agreement, which has been arrived at between the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway company and its maintenance of way employees is now in the hands at the minister of labor. It is retroactive to Jan. 1, last, and affects wages, working conditions, etc., on the road. Stockholm. March 26.-The front oil the Finnish Red Guards has been broken and they are fleeing southward in panic, according to reports received here today. The decisive stroke was delivered in the form of a flanking movement on the east. Suin-ula station has heen occupied. The Red Guards are reported to have left behind them large stores of guns, railway trucks and ammunition as well as many prisoners. The Hed Guards, who are supported by Hie Bolsheviki have heen carrying on civil war with the White Guards, who presumably wore assisted in the battle by German troops recently sent in. MINE EEPER SUNK. ' Ltondoi), March 25.-=-The admiralty mine sweeper through striking a mine mine sweeper through strlging a mine on Friday last. Two officers and ' ty-four men were lost. , Calgary, Marc 25.-Alfred Cuddy, chief of police of Calgary, has been offered the .position of superintendent of the Alberta provincial police. He probably will accept it and will resign his . of Calg There is only one point that must be made clear," said Mr. Cuddy, "I have never yet taken a Job from another'man. It the position is open, Ithen I will take it/ post as chiet constable of Uiu eii) OalKury, A 1 I mportant Developments Are Expected In Few Hours Which' Will Give Allies the Advantage-German Attack Is Rapidly Spending Itself-Their Loss Enormous British Headquarters in France, March 26.-There reason to believe important events will be recorded within the next few hours, which may lead to a betterment o! the position of the armies which are stemming the German oih slau?ht. The enemy is fighting desperately hard against time. On the first day his reserves were reduced to 52 divisions. At the end of the second some forty divisions from the reserve* had been put in. A heavy German attack yesterday about Ervillert waif completely smashed by the British artillery fire, London, March 26.-The war office announced thai In the Roye area, British, French the Germans took Roye at 10.30 o'clock this morning. The enemy has been checked west of Roye and Noyort, the announcement adds. and American troops! are fighting shoulder to shoulder, the official announce^ ment states. French reinforcements are rapidly coming up, Washington, March 26.-Informatlon received today by the BrltffK military attache, Major-General James McLachlan, is that the situation at the battle front decidedly Improved during yesterday. Tho �* advices are based on the repulses of the Germans to the east bank ' of the Somme between Peronne and Morschalne. London, March 26.-Tho fighting died down" during the night, the War Office reports. The British established themselves iu new positions east of Royo and Albert. NEW ATTACKS London. March 26.-Thc-Ger� mans this morning began now attacks against the French and the British forces south of the Somme, The German losses have been so great that the enemy has been obliged to bring up reinforcements from all parts of the western front. The War Office haa established the 'fact that more i ban seventy German divisions (in tho neighborhood of 840,000 men) have been engaged. REINFORCEMENTS London, Mar. 25.-In a message to Field Marshal Haig, David Lloyd George, the British premier, says that the men necessary to re place those lost are either now in France or already on their way. All guns will be replaced and still further reinforcements of men and guns are ready to enter the battle. The premier's message follows; "The British cabinet wishes to express to the army the nation's thanks for its splendid defense. The/ whole empire is filled with pride as it watches the heroic resistance offered by its brave troops to overwhelming odds. "Knowing their steadfastness and courage whenever the honor of their country depends on their valor, the empire awaits with confidence the result of.this struggle to defeat the enemy's last desperate effort to trample down the free nations of the world. "At. home we are prepared to do all in our power to help in a true spirit of comradeship. The men necessary to replace all casualties and cannon and machine guns required to make good all those lost are' eitlier now in France or already on their way and still further reinforcements of men and , guns are ready to be thrown into the battle." HEAVY FIGHTING London. Mar. L'5.-"Fighting of the mopt .severe description has been taking place all day on wide fronts south of Peronne and south and north of Bupaume," says Field Marshal Haig's report tonight. *'In both sectors the enemy has attacked our positions in great strength with fresh forces, and in spite of the gallant resistance of our troops, has forced us to give ground." FRENCH FIGHTING  Paris, Mar. 20.-French forces are fighting north of St. Quentin, around Moyn, though retiring slowly, are carrying out strong counter attacks and inflicting heavy losses on the Germans, says the War Office statement tonight. ENEMY LOSS ENORMOUS London, Mar. -5.-German agents are spreading alarmist' reports among the civil population around the battle zone of northern Franco, according to, a dispatch from the He titer correspondent at British h etui quarters tlated Mon- day.. These people are being flealfc with summarily when caught.. Concerning the fighting the cor-/ respondent says: "The spirit and determination of the British troops is excellent. The enemy losBes have been enormous. The situation in many places remains confused which Is natural in fighting that has assumed more of the character of a war movement than at any time since the days of the Maine." GERMANS U*E TANKS Berlin, Mar. 25.--German tanks, reinforced by captured British tanks, says a semi-official statement today, in Sunday's fighting in the west, took a leading part la breaking the br*V� enemy resistance, Tanks attached te the Oermafl divisions fighting below St Qnent tin stood the test brilliantly, th statement says, and their mobility was universally praised. All tanks which took part In the fighting are said to have returned undamaged. It was mainly due'to the if intervention, the statement conttn* lies, that the tenacious resistance of the British, especially the ma* rts along the whole front between Noyon and Chaulnes, the War Office announces. Noyon was evacuated by the French during the nlfht. The left bank of the Oise is being held firmly by the French. The statement follows: "The battle continues with vlol> ence. During last evening and in the night the enemy multiplied his attacks on the whole front between Noyon and Chauines. The French artillery, well established in the region of Noyon and supported effectively by our infantry. Is retarding the German thrust. Frequent counter attacks have been made and heavy losses inflicted on the enemy. "Noyon was evacuated during the night in perfect order. The French are holding-the left bank of the Oise firmly." � � � �� ' ........... (Continued on Page 4) WEATHER High .................... Low.................... Forecast-Fair and mild/ 62 28 ;