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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 27, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. NUMBKK Government fssucs Urgent AppoiiMo People lo Suppress Aiuin-hy ami Aid in Germans Arc. Knocking ;i( I lie Doors of (lie New Give Whole Atten- tion lo Giiiuing Vietory in the War. London. Times cor- lapse, rnafollUK the army aiul responded n Pclrograil hi a delayed dispatch duteil March 23, says: nil reasonable people II Is quite clear tlial Uic shortening of I lie German from tu Lhc part of a nlan lo overwhelm Itussla. In stirring proc- lamations to ilic people, unny anil fleet, issued (lie gov- ernment and minister of war, tljc dun- per Is fully rxposcd. ol (luchkoff explains to the trnnuR thai HID Gprtmui pjnii. as explained by an ofliccr ivlio was taken prisoner, Is to strike a decisive blow al Ihc Hushhn armies before the count) y can recov- er from (hii effects of the revolution- ary upheaval. "The Germans; arc trying to got to Pclrofirad. here Llicy ho ins Lo he In a position Lo disrupt, and illsor- Kiinlzo Russia's'defensive power. Pal untie warn Hie nntlon llml Hi (T "German's are stimulated Id efforts-hy ihc spectacle or disun- ion, which they fondly believe e.tisl over the empire, They say drat Willielm of lloheuzollern, once In Polrograd will Immediately restore .NirboJns Jtomauoff on the "At this hour or Huasinn trial, Ihc EorJal democratic parly, in ils organ 1'ravda, publishes a resolution ,hy its ccplral committee inciting soldiers lo leave the Irctichos and yo over Lo HID enemy'. This they assert, will im- inedlafcly fraleriial response oh Ihe "port'ol' the Germans and Lhc ivar among nations will promptly col This IK ii pfcturr of Hie Alexatidroff R'lbet.-. Jias drscrlboil as a "stucco rcrnro mon- htrosHy." It Is situated In Solo oi1 vll'.JUO o( Urn Tsar." which is loculcd some uilks south of I'et- rograd and has two palaces and A population of 3 H J.i Jienj that Ihe abdicated ruler of Itussin is hold prisoner !ty htt> people, 81 Prisoners ,Tola[ Auslrinns 800. tlicmHelvi'R In the final over- Ilirtw of (lie rutluK classes. "The organization of Hit? nevr state, uii fieri by I'rlnto Ivotf and la constantly hampered by Milerfnojirr; ol aoflalMfi. Thanks Lo Hit presence of Kerrcnski in the provisional government, this abnormal .state of affairs lias not led lo open rupluri1, hut a coinproinlEt: endless coui-esslou to the Insalible anil unreasoning demand a of tlieorlsLn ov IgnoniinuKCB, Kedillous propa- ganda to Inflame llie uned- ucated masHiis. Germans' Immediate Menace. "I do noi wish to represent the sit- uation ill Loo great loomy colors. Were Russia at present free of the immed- iate threat ol German Invasion, we might calmly and confidentially await .he triumph ot common sense over tin; dictates of unarchy, ItuL every moment Is nrcdons every in re and ve-fslabHshniciil of disciptinc on the new .basis anil In Ihc lime lost on munitions work complicate the problem ol car ryJne on llie war lo a successful a, brief coiiEiillntion between Ilio minister of u-ar and KornilofT, commanding the troops in Pelroyrml.-lt was decided that, the lat- ter should go lu person to address meeting ot Ilic'. eommlllce ot work- men's and snliliers' delegates, and lell them plainly must chooac between continuing .the war.and sur war vns Impossible irihcy persisted, in i lliclr "presenl afeilritlon among the Irdop3 and fiT seditious incllcnient of the. people to refrain tram suust-rlb- ing lo (lio fl-nr loan. f I Appeals to Soldiers Iliga, Kussia, via London, Mar. 27. of War GucnkoU, who nr- rivcd hero lasl nlghl. was accompan- od by Colonel Poloviaoff, who lias .o'r-Cil (he new government from (he 'iitsct. M. GuchUofC decided to leave 'ctrugrad and convey Ilia greetings it the new government to the gal- ad armies in the field cud explain o Uic officers and men llie difficnl- Ics ot Die situation and Ihc dangers of invasion by the, enemy. Scenes wilnessed at. nil 5lntion.s on Canada's Latest War Loan is Huge Success; U. S. Citizens Subscribed Several Millions; Portion Used to Aid Britain to Buy Munitions Forml to Kviu'iinle Villages Whicli They Are Anxious (o to Retake; Them Only Result in Heavy Defences Are Proving1 ol1 J-.iii.Ie -U Trench and'llrilisli iMake Furliw With the Ihltlsh Army In France, llaiTh London, March CreaLfM- leslslauce nf the tneiny along the new front between Arras anil our southern junction wil'n the I'rcnuh been fllk-d In. Simple wooden crosses mimes niirl laic dates arc lying about ulilcli lie hud nol iinic lo crecL though Hicy merely wanted to he stuck into the grmmil. enemy Is UfiJng selected men whom he calls 'Sturm licjQpcn" foj- Mar. 2S. The third Canadian loan, raised in the. Dominion, has been ovcrcubscrib- ed to the extent of The governmcnl called for COO.CCa and has been subscribed. This is exclusive of conversions ol other Canadian bonds.. Only the amount author- ized will be accepted, so that the banks will not receive any part of the of subscriptions of- fered by them, while other large subscriptions will be considerably scaled down. Including the loan just floated the amount subscribed by the Can- adian people und accepted in the three leans totals U. S. SUBSCRIPTIONS Oltawa> Mar. Thomas aUtcs that: "Out of ihe proceeds of (he presenl loan the government will be able lo as- slEt the British government in its Canadian financing (or munitions and supplies Lo be nurchaszd in Canada lo'the amount of at least firty million dollars. This will be o; greatest-assistance lo im- perial treasury as the problem of finding dollar-credits on this sida of the Atlantic is one of th? iirost difficult with which it Is now grappling. As a cel-off to this as- sistance to. them in Canada the British governmenL is .finding money for Canada's war expendi- ture in Great Britain and on the continent, Th's arrangcirtent is wording out to th3 g re a Lest ad- vantage to the finances cf both Canada and the mother counlry." Sir Thomas says it is not pos- sible yet.to estimate Lhc amount of American subscriptions to the war loan, but the Impression ap- pears to be that will run to twenty-five 0r thirty million dol- lars. They mean that Canada by itself over-subscribed the loan and that the American subscrip- tion s forni a. valuable surplus which will give stability of Hie is- sue. The rnlnist-r is much pleas- ed st the friendly Interest of citi- zens of the United States in this issue. probably te In a measure duo lo anxEsty over our early approach in' tho main line lie (mends to bnl. Tor which ho Is Insufficiently inc. Their methods along the whole front TJie ciir-my Is coHslanlly leyv-1 itiiiy bn umlcrslotid from onerallona I ing villages nljonl which lie j alitiut ihe HLLlc village of UcaumeLz, IIMS Pcc'jJul Ilioiichls, ilaily ;i) dcuiils of which I gallmrcil in tha heavy price in an ailenipl to re-occury ocallty. The village Is on the, high, btn doe.-i not get them. Rionmi between llapaume and L'am- Yeslcrilay Ihc London Times cor- >nil. Our sidvanclng palrols _ drew lenvy [ire from Morchlcs ami Beau- inclz. They ad van ceil to Monehios, wits found unoccupied. Heau- Tliey atlvanucd to Morchleb for it was offering strong Our moil worked around Huii Soldiers i in Holland Loiidon. .March to staliatjcs prcsmiletl in the House of Commons last night, SI oKlcors and men of "the Cauuilla'n forces op- erating1 have been taken prisoner by ihc Gcriiinni. In other brandies of, Ihc empire forces serving in France, Hie Ger- according to these mado nrlsoners as Follows: BrUlsh 1.020 officers ami 2S.S7G of oilier ranks: Australians, 21 officers, S27 men; N'tw J3 men; Sudan Natives 9 officers and 610 men. The total number of prisoners secured by Tho Gurmans from the Dritisb em- pire forces in France Js orficera anil N_ U. O.'s anil men. Xo Canadian losses nrc mentioned In the statistics regarding oilier ivnr theal- TCS. The number of Anslraltans eajt- lured in Inn Dnrrtancllca anil in l-'sypt is slvcn as 12 qtNcora and 130 ot ntlier ranks. In all ihontrcs 3'3 officers and 07G of olhcr" ranks from the Aus Iraltan forces worn .he ivay to gnvc abuiidant testi- mony Lo.lhe triumph ot jtatriollsm over anarchy. All garrisons lo cal inhabitants including many Lclls who arc staunch aniiporlcrs .ot Rus- sia against Ihc ..Germans, turned out ,o welcome the first represcntallTe of the national govcrnmaal.. The.lroops presented a splendid appearance u :he regular officers in' command. and the enthusiasm was everywhere- Inde- scribable. XI. GiichKoff. roviev.-cd-the guarrts of honor and addresseil tlio soliUers and officers." He conveyed to (Jiein (lie warmL'5t ihaaks for Ihblr services in' Ihe cotumon' Muse nail HS- lliom thol their, intcresls wcra now In Ihe hands of Ihc. nation and appealed to them Lo unSie" in the de- fence ol llieir ncp.-fonml Royalties Give Lands PoLrograd. Mar. 27, via London. The grand dukes anil royal nrjycesse Joint Lulegram addressed to the provisional sovcrnmenl tcdayv not on ly formally associate llicniselves will the nbdiratlbn of Grand Oiikc Alichac but also turn over lo the new govern- ment thuir official wealth, namely. their holdings of crown lands and other slate sranls heretofore aLLach- ing lo 'their station. Head Crushed By Hay -Hnler, Died in Giilt Hospital After "Week's Illness. Death this morning claimed Adam E. Peterson of Welling, the young man vliosc ivaa severely Iracturpfl In The Hague, March Four 'thousand .German soldiers have crossed the -Mine inlo Holland seeking food, according to fron- tier reports received here today. Vbey have been interned at Zivolle. an ncculcnt while wurking on nler at Welling a week ago loilay: Dcccascil had been brought Lo l.clli- UriilBe to Lhc (inlt UospUnl for Ireal- ncnl but bis iiiiuries wore so severe thai he bad few chanccg of recovery. The body is being sent Lo llmtavLllG. Utah, where his narcnls Four btoLhcrs, -lohii C.-..C. C. A., anil N. Peterson resid? at and Uic Uivcc former will accomnnny Ihc remains to Jhmlsvillc for bunal. Tbc lale Mr. I'eLcrson ivas well hiunvu (Iirouglioiit Hie south and much sym- pathy is oxlcnilcd lo" the" members of the family in their sad bcreavcmgenL. IlcccQEcd was years of age ant] un inarricil. I TOME TWO NEW BRIGADIER GENERALS. Ottawa, Out.. Tilarch Tii-o pronJolions in !lic Canad ian army were announced ycs- tcrilay. by HID minisLcr of miHLia. Lieut. Col. Gwynn mnblllzatlon ofTiccr at hcad- nailers hnen mutJo llriganier General and Lieut.- Col. J. W. Klewart, comman- dor of Ihc railway construe- lion corps on Ihc west front, has been ml van ceil lo the same rank. Special Hepovl To and Uc Based on Thai. Ottawa, March report the railway problem Is uol yet con respondent went up the line oast of Arras and novlli of Aclilcl as- far as Achiot-I.e-Ptitil. Thcrt; aa on the part otic is forced to the opinion tliaL the enemy's retreat was compell- ed by HeiiCESily grc-aler .than we and even of lurgcr hislorie im- port than iv c guebsctl. Acbiet is llic ninaLlng ground over-looking the toniilry souUi as far us Pozlcres ridgo. The amount of work thn enemy put into the defence is nstuiiifiiirfs- H as elsewhere, one can easily sec Die urscncy of his rase, lie a ffi-e.it amount of skill ami labor into' the de- fences of AchJet, which he Imrdly used. Ilohlim1 the village is the ceme lory of .soldler.i who died pi" wounds, received in Ilie Soiuinc battle. That being filled, he began anpUicr.' In which tbe graves last Many thcae gravearhad uol village and wnliod unlil our RUUS Iirtd given it n Hide Tlio im- I emy then left the place, hut ciimo (jack BUDS ngaljist our garnsoji ted in the ruliiK. Again we countered, and Ucannictz. Frtnch Capture Village. Paris, Marcli village ot I Coucy-I.c-Chateau was captured by the French in an attack last 'right, (life war otncn announces. Further pro- wus made in Lhe lower suction o! Coney Forest, all of.the iiorlhcm I part .of which IB now hehl French. RED CROSS LADIES- AT HOME WEDNESDAY Emmoliue PankhursL Says Ihc "Premier Marie Veiled Prom-, v jsc in .Sjiecch on Ireland. In order tbat the public may sec (he work being accomplish- ed hy the lied Cross Sociely. v Ihc ladies will serve lea in (lie v IteU Cross oflicu v bldff., Lomorrow attcrnoou'. v The clergy, Ihoso giving to the cniisG syslematiffllly, the v v men of Ihe oily, ihc sewing or- ganizatioiis ami tiiosc scwlug v at home, arc especially invited. The work will ue going on as usual and there will be ladies v in charge to show visitors over v the rooms and fiiplaln the work. All Interested will he, London, March 2.1. new demand ior Ike Immediate granliiiE of suffrage lo women has been made ou Premier Lloyd George by 3trs. Kmeliiic "inrst, mflitanl leader, (n a letter io the jrcruior. Mrs. Pankhnrst recalls his spcccli In-the house of commons on March 7LhT in wlitch he expressed (lie readiness of the Eovcrnnieiil lo grant Bcir-Bovernnicnt to Irclaml without irnllhig for llie DIM! ol Llie cordially welcome. she adds: lake iL for BJ-anled that yon make Ihc same offer f. In us and llial you are prepared, dur- ing war and willioul delay Lo give us in the shape of the parliamentary vole. We. declare our whole licaricrl.ncccnlancc ot Ihc offer, ulitch is so very obviously implied In ihu offer (o Ireland, nf n government measure of wumau suffrage Lo. he carrieil inlo law immediately." RAILWAY EARNINGS. Montreal, Que., March of the Canadian railways continue to show an extraordinary strength wilh plelcd." said Sir Henry Urayton I ins j increases all round over tbe banic (Sptrlnl to Uic llcrnld) Itnyniond, March 27. At Lhc spec- ial mealing of the lown council James Turner was selected as chief of police to replace retiring Chief Kcgglc. Two nemes only ramo hcforo Iho council, James Turner nntl .Vcllson. When the vole was inil, Turner car- Private Homes-Must Limit The Supply of Liquor Now ried all bill ana The now chief is man highly TO- spccltd in Ihc coroimimly, and Is i qualified for (ho position. lie work ami lasl for a.clean, order- ly town. lie Is an oldllmcr In South- ern Alberta, his lime- In tliia country having liccn.spent'ill itaymond and The grcr.lcr rart. 'how- ever, has been spenl In this' town, wlu're he Is widely :ind favorably knovrn. lie goes In wilh Ihc solid backing of Ihe toiir.dl. vDEMOBILIZATION C., Mar. 'X. Further dcmaMliz.-Uion of Die national guard rcgimenls now in fcdiiml service, was suspended today by the war dc- parlmonl. (Special to the I Kdruonton, Albcrtft, ,Marrh "27. rrcmicr Siflon before moving Use MSC- und reading of the bill, to niucnr) tb'c Uiuor act yesterday nftcrnoon, Inlio- diicctl the following nddiiional amcnd- mcnls: Provided lhal nolblng In this sec- tion (21) contained ahall prevoil Bny member of ihc Alberta Assorinllon parrying on business as a a rhcmlst'and druggist from having In Ills possession or selling for mpdlrinal any combination nt alcohol with any other l r prepared ncconl- ing Lo nny formula 'approvcil by the Lieutenant-Governor in council." "No person wllhin Iho of Alberta sliall have or keep in his pri- vate dwelling house a quantity of liq- uor exceeding one Quart of spirit ant! Lwo gallons of mall liquor." sccllon relating lo the rarry ing or conveying, of liquor from n ii may be lawfully n'ud the opening or brenVinp of the pack- age lo sell, give or otherwise OliposG of nny lln.uor to any otlitr person than :he consignee thereof amended by Ihc iddilioji of the words 'or any member of the family of the consignee actually residing wilh him.1" yrcmicr'SiUon said that In intro- ilucinfi Hie amendinciUs at the present lime Lhc government were taking; n somewhat serious course. Tho liquor bill differed in some respects from olhcr hllla that Iml been before the bouse In the fad thai the principle at loasl hail been approved by the public of the province. There were people who went EO far us to say it had been approved of ex not [y ns It sloorl. There were others, posulbly very large num- ber, wno went so far aa In pay thai (he principle was not understood by the people who voted for it. Tlicsc differ cnrca were not now o( importance. They had the bill passed by Die legisla- ture lie thought everyone of llicra would unite on one ilinig ;u iv.isi, the principle approvcil of by the people 1 was ili.il ilrcrc should he nn jiublic Bale-! of intoxicating liquor-in the province." "It will bn romulctral lic- fore imrliamcni assembles and will lie placed in the hands of the govern- ment, before iVprll III." Sir Henry would neither confirm or deny the slory that lliere were to be two reports and Unit tlie majority re- port favors the nationalization of Die Grand Trunk and Canadian Norlhcrn railways. It has bcon rumored for sonic lime past ilwl the board was not nuaulm- rjus un nil iwrinls and that there were liable to lie two reiiorts. Ilunicr has hail it that Sir Henry Drayton and P. Adworlh favored nalionaliy.a- lion aiul A. II. Smith favored Ihc con- tinuation nf private control of ways. 11 is S2id lo ue the intention of the government to introduce [ngislation tills session based upon the report, al- hnnpli no ilcfinile nolicy can be I'oriii- ultilcd till (lie report is in iis limuls. TJic nadirc nf the legislation ilc- ppud upon the report and rcrommcii- rtalioJis. An cITorl, 11 is said, will be made to secure a permanent solution of NIC railway problem itin closa of session. iod in the past (wo years. Canadian Pacific for llie week ending March 21 is up Grand Trunk up 0G and 'Canadian .Northern is up The figures for Uic past three vp.tr.s arc ns follows: f. C. K., n-Dpk SlarMi 21: Year iniT, year 1MB, 52.- 1915, Oraud Trunk, week March 21: Vctir 1017, year 101G, year 1915, C. X. week March 21: Year 1017, year IfllG, 000; year 1915, "Calgary, Mar. there' arc Canadians who have been turned down In En elan il as vinfit lo proceed to (tic front is tlid in formation broughl Lo Calgary moniiag by sonic of the returned, vet- erans who reached llie city Ibis morn iug. CRIMINAL THROUGH DRINK. Winnipeg. Man.. March Latterly, alias Wilson, convicted of breaking Into H Winnipeg houses, was formerly a law student In Xapance. and became a muiinal through drirVk. according (t> n Matcment handed Sir Hugh John MnrO.cnaM in police conri 'Satnnlay. MARKETS Spot wheat Local track wheat May wheat Local track oats t.lay oa May Ha EXTEND LIFE OF BRITISH COMMONS. London. March Donar Law, chancellor of tho exchequer and member of the IJritSsli war council, an- nounced today- lhat the government would introduce a bill TurlUcr extend- iiijj (lie life of pie present pnrlJnnicnl which otherwise would expire in April. 4 MAYBE ELECTION IN ONTARIO Winnipeg, Mar. 26. The Free Press' Ottawa correspon- dent In a dispatch tonight says: "Persistent rumors arc in circulation at Ottawa to the ef- fect Lliat Sir William [ircmicr of Ontario, conlem- nlnle.s a dissolution of leg- islature and u general election Over-night War Summary fAfll 'IMP ..prnMiUOJ iss Papers Report Riofs Socialists lo on Reichstag. London. 3larch dispatch frorii I Teneva, Switzerland, reports Svyisa I iapers, including ilie Gazelle ot I stale that riots of a revolu-1 ionary character have broken out In, I Berlin and also in oilier towns. Trierol ,o .doubt that the Russian revolu-1 ion has Ijcgun a great repercussion i Germany, which many Gernun' admit. 4 "Demands of Copenhagen, Lorf-1 lonf -March radical socialist! organization in Germany, which, er having been read out ot Ihe rogii- ar socialist ranks, is HOTT forming new parly, issued a program a IleichsUE resolution. Tim gram demnntls, among other things, I peace and no uiy ot the belligerents. OLIiorptanks'l n Jha program deraantl assent of thcl Reichstag lo all treaties of alliance! ind of rtcclnralions of ivpr or peace; F responsibility of tbc chancellor tbl the Hoiclislns, by which be may be I dismissed, and imperial legislnllon [reducing universal ctjual suffrnge all federal slates. LET1RIDGE KILtl WEATHKH (CONTINUED os High Low. Forecast: Fair and mild. Three additional villages have fallen inlo the hands oT the Brit- ish and French operating against the Gsrmsns between Ar- ras and Soissons In France. On a villsgc was taken by the British and two were caplvred by the French. Lagnicouri, ai'.u.-lid about six miles .northwest of Ba- payme, fell hands of the Drillsh. Folcmbray and Lafeuillc, in Bassec-Fort De Coney region at lha base cf the sallenl lhal has fa-en driven into the German lines at Lafere, are now in the hands of General Nivelfc's forces. The Frtnch also have gained some additional terrain north of byt no important .chan- ges in position have occurred in Quenlin sector, where the Germans apparently are stiffen- ing their line lo keep'down fresh inroads by the French. Paris re- ports a dispersal oF German as- semblages ir. this district by tillsry fire of the French, however. Trench raiding and tombing op- erations continue on the rernain- of the western front, although there also have, been violent ar- ti'.lery duels on various sectors, especially east of Dixmud: and Steenjiraote in Belgfuni. Considerate serial activity ii still In progress between the Brit- ish and Germans. London re- porls forcing down by the British airmen of nvt German airplanes east of Neuville at Vaasl and Ar- menlierea, but says lliat seven British machines have (ailed -to return lo their baici, Further evidence that tho mc-irwlip left Lcthbridec with the 113th Loth- bridge Highlanders hcen in the recent fighting nrc contained in the casually llsls loilay which bring Uic saci news lhat Steve Solar has been killed in action. II is believed 1'tc. Solar >vns not a resident "of Lalh- deo as no inrorniatlon about him could be found by (he Herald. London. March Keillor's Pcl- rogratl dispatch says that a special commission has begun an investiga- tion of illegal acts comnilllcd by Lhc former ministers, heads of depart- ments And other officials of tht old. rcsiiue. About MX hundred njaclilne puns have hecti found hidden iu