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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 28, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME X. ALJJKHTA, WEDNESDAY, zs, 1017, NUMBIiH 91 M1IE8 SHIi British Take More Vill- ages in Dii'MiHon of Camhrai, Inclinling Some. Important Ground. It) Ilic region north of VIPBB reported during llio night. Paris, Mnreli French It) F.onG Progress vms made nortlt of Ailello river and east ot the I.oullly-Ncuvllln Marglvnl line wliarc Important posl- lions worn cnntured. These- Rains arc recorded In loday'a official report which also Indicates unusual arttvllv further cast. Arllllery of botb French fliul Germans keul up a violent flru yesterday nnd during tho nigh tho front foofwcpn Unite J ninl Mfllrons He ClinmnaKiie. Heavy ni-Hllcry fighting.Is In progress lu Ihe rex LSI si of ihc lower forest ol Coney. German Renorl. Serllu, March Wireless) French aUacka on llie wosl bank ci( llie Qlffo, near" l.afcr. failed yesterday heavy losses, Ibo war office an- nounces. French (rctichcs In Clmm- south nf'HInonl, were caplur- crl liy tho Germans. London, March DrHtah niii French troops have made addllloua Important gnlns against the ClcrruanB on HIP line ruJinliiK from Arras lo Solssoiifi. On the IJrltlab center at Fararal nolnla Field Marshal Sir Don glas Hate's artnles liavo pushed for- -'ward appreciably nearer Hie St. Qnen- tlri'Cambral road, occunj'InR the vil- lages bt Licrainont and In addition have re- captured from the Germans a posi- tion north of ncaumeta-Lcs Cambral Oerrnn'ns from them in nn attack Monday nlglil. .Tho gains ol lliu Frcnrh were, rnado In ttc region to the south ot La Fere, Ti-bnnp they drove tlio Germans com- pletely'out pi'ite lower forest of Cinicy anil also canlurcd (lie villages of Petit CarlsiE, Verneull and Coucy la bj-lhging iho Frcncli line in this to the western onlsfclrta ,3fc Goblin and Uie upper, '.Coney. In fona JSeclofj further progress Vas'niadQ north" of am] nnd northeast ol Leullly. Spring Thaw Interferes. Berlin, March No military actions of Importance will lie uossihle far aomo tlmo c-n Ihe nlaii front'from ihe IJalllc to the .Car- pathfarts. owing to the scUiiig-in of Ihe-spring thaw, today's army head- quarters statement Indicates. RE-EXAMINE ALL MEN DE- GLARED UNFIT, London, March ZS.-Mmmcd.- (Hie I'fl-GifimlnaUoii'Qf all men licru-lu foro rejected (or mill lary atTvlcofl by medical ox uml tiers wan announced aa ono of tho slops decided upon by iho government as urgent, In (ho House of Commons yes- terday afternoon. The govern- nicnt also Introduced a bill prolonging Ibo proteuL of parlluuiunt, WIIKIUSTHK WORLD'S GH15ATKST HA'ITLU u FOUGHT. No Nciirer Setllemcnf in Cal- gary Conference Meighen Is On Hand. (.'aljbr'v. Mar. Atler n duy or lorniy debate over the colilcnUous clauics in tliclr uroposcil ivorklns HErcemciit fov Llie t-onilng year, iho suli-t-'ommitleo of tlio CJiiKed. -lllnfi WorkerH nnil Ibe Coal Optir- Fiifniers Expect to Get Onlo The Land Hy April itorB' sol tlown at the bautiuel table nni] liroho Lrcntl er. ill Ihc grill room of the I'allisur igtcl last rrlght_ The dinner was giv- en lUo' committee Ijy Hon. T. W. Gro- wers, miiitalcr'of 'lauor. The miners coraplGleil the suboils. sioa of -thcir-dquiands on tho operators lyith tho ex'ceplion of contract rates [or mining by lliu" Ion. Tllo arrival neve of iloil. Arthur flqllcltof-gencral TEDDY'S OFFER VVAO REFU8ED, HE IS NOW OEVILFISHING. MOM- York, March 28. "Humors have readied hero that Colonel UooRPvelt'B offer ['resident SVilsou of a fully manned and armed divis- ion has been rejected." Eaya the -Vow York Kun. 'As Hie Colonel now is dovll fishing In Florida, lui catidrmution of Ihe report could bo ohtaiuert." Causing: .Sci-ions Disturbances in Petrograd and Aiidioritics of New Goveriunciit Are Having Difficulty in Suppressing Counter Revolution. is Loyal to Republic and in Great Spirit, Witch Aug'tir.s Well. TlfE CZAR AND EMPRESS ARE TO BE r IMPRISOXUD IX AXCIENT MOXA8TRY Too Many Officers Unplaced in C. E. Drop Their Ranks. Tbis new map Indicates the district wlibre, accorrtfng to military experts Ihe world's greatest battle will ho fought for the supremacy of tho. Wcslcn front. The so-called "Hlndenburg Line" fitrctches Erorri La Foro to and from there nortb (o dnihrai. Tho Drillsh nnd French lines join al Rt Qucntln, Indicated by llie arrow on the .Tho biggest Advance this week has been in tho direction ot the arrows. There is a good probability of tho allies breaking through between La Pere aniV 3f. Qucntln where the arrow ts show IK T BORDEN TO LUNCH WITH KING Saturday, the dale of lha cxpiriug of1 Hie present workinET agreemeiit. It is admitted on nil sides that in- creased coal production Is: necessary for the coming year. It Is undeniably the purpose, of the government lo urge tn a sjiirlled nia that the coal be produced under the control of.tlie operators and owners now in the field. The alternative, It is said, la Government control. Next Sunday Is April lat, anil with thai dato approaching farmers KIT aaiiously weather wlikh take tho troat out. of the grountl to make.farming opcrHllons posalble. really nol bflen a winter month, but there" has bocn none of tio bright sunshine which usually characterizes the month In Ihis port of the west, nith Iho result that the rivers arc not yet broken up. Meand'nio tbe Tanners throughout the couth country nro securing their men 'and machinery nnd making all preparations fnv aecdlnc oporAllo yoar' seeding In this district started about April 4ih anil was gen- eral throughout the south by April IQth bafpro the drilln arc slnrtcd. Both north and south ot Ilieo city (here IA conaTderahle snow. At Conlta and CirdBTbn'lherft 13 still atx Inches on the level, while from Foremosl rbdrc la still more. In (hesc trlcld aeertinK will probably ba oven lonftar delayed than In thfa immcrffalo TlclnHT- Tho area'in crop this year will dc pend vary 'greatly on (he ilaio on which operations may be alerted. Ijnsi fait (hero KRS very little fail plough- Inc dohf, but during Ihe summer there TV M a acreage pi an over of Bonimer fallow nnd new breaking. It li estimated that under conditions at all favorable there should bo at least a nlllfon and a half ncres crop- ped on tMa divtsTon of (ho. C .P. R. rturine Iho summer. London, Mar. the house of commons last nighl under-aec-. MacPhenan stated lhal an Inquiry is being held- Into (he tfeath at Surrey 'camp from alco- holic poisoning of Private J. E. 'VUtchelle, aged 20, a member of (he Canadian farces. A private member protested against the drink temptation, "pul iA the "way of young Canadfarie at Mr. MacPhcrson said that wet can- teens had been introduced in the camps at the request of the adlan authorities. Montreal, Quo.. Mar. Sir Holiert llorden and bis col- leagues will lunch ivllli King George'Jit Buckingham Palace today, tho Gazette's correspon- dent in London, cables. Ottawa, Mar. announce- ment that no more commissions would be granted in the C. K. F. in Canadi, has been made necessary by tbc large number or commissioned officers lu Canada. _ H ts csllmalcil In the artil- lery branch alone there arc'400 such officers, while in other brnuclits the iiuinljcr of officers with commissions but with no is large. The custom cf sending over drafts of officers to England has been dis- continued, though It will be followed in future if such officers are to drop their commissions. It is also staled tliat Hie. various of fleers' training schools liaVn been cancelled, includ- ing tbc. proposed school for engineer officers at St. Jolm's, Qiiebcc, aud.Dio sieee-artillery schooj at is nnilcrstootl tbat'tbc next Khigsto artillery course may last for' tinio. As-a result of these con- ditions a considerable number of of- ficers have already dropped their com- missions and gone in the runts. Sov cral left with the recent artillerj' draft. Petrograd, March London, March work ol the cfiorls are deelgncil to lilnder successful accomplishment ot the revolution. Is being apparent Ihe subsidence oC activity on tho part of tie milttarj- which forced the suppor- ters of the old regime to kcci> in hid- ing during the early days of the up- heaval. Indications such work in Pctrograd, arc Indefinite hi form, are confused ivlth ttie poselblo deslgiiH of Ihe horde of criminal pris- oners who were released from with political offenders. One definite instance lias been re- corded, however. Yesterday, a motor car. speeding along the streets.-'scat- tered proclamations calling upon Ihc licople lo undertake the. whole sal 1 massacre of (he Intelligent classes. On other occasions during the night time, similar cars have been running about without lights. The occupants of tlierii arc caid lo have vrcd at Ihc miliLia. Tlie toiUtia is Uiorouglilyallre (o (he danger of such counter-mnnifeslallons and [ho commandant has (ssued strict orders lor vigilance. Doors are Marked. Slrange chalk markings on Ihc rear oore of a pa it men 13 throughout, the ily arc causing much uneasiness, and n the absence of other explanations hey are being linked with the. gen iral niasa of rumors and reports o: ttiHon Criticises Censorship nnd Appeals for SeiUemenl of Greek Question. Lonrion, March the House ot Comnimis last night, John rillou, complained of the y increased stringency of the censor- ship during tbc past six months. The newspapers, .Mr. Dillon charg- ed, were boine directed bow to in- fluence the opinions of'lbelr readers anil had received orders to suppress 1 certain The government liatl extracted a pngc from nismarctc's t in its dealings with the press, Winnipeg, Mar. 27. Uumiing amucK and .38 calihrc revolvei Montreal, March British, coniniltlce conjposcd or ex- iierls, membt-ra or Ilio liquor control' Mr. Dillon continued. Inslend of, lha board of vic-Wcr publicity concCrninB the Ruh. at meetInEof odgo iH.cnocr-J, lira >4 rPrcmmriHlcd tint ns been Pronilsci1 j Hmlroad Trfllnmcn, at Lb is pecommcncicu uiai IHQ by Sjr Carsollr flrsL lord of TinrcllcrV building .Anton Government shouUl definitely (leciao ,h Ihe connlrj' was get- K ofv n Blraui molornjaii bu lor or against the stale purchase ofjLinjj far less information. The policy Jornicrly fi C I1 R bra'Kcman, severe the linnor trade oi Eneltnul, acconl- or tho KOTernment was lo enpprcsa ly lwo officers of the organ- nllD lutillc ing tb a dispatch from llie Montreal the correspondent in London. I lo and with expedition tics will noxt moiilh allow mere! cleared last year from boiid. tazllon.. II. Cook of .Moose Jaw, gcnernl chairman of Ihe lirolh- crhood, nnd If. Todd. trea- surer of tlie lodge, and afterwards commlUcd 3iucidL'. Arc Recovering It was sleled at SI. Donifacc hospl- lei afternoon ttat E. 11. Cook, of Down Resolution Condemning Provincial Phone Policy PffiS BF FOOD No Other Principle Than-Sup ply and Demand is Begu- laling ihe Prices. Winnipeg, Mauv Mar. completed tns iiivostigatlon into 111 cost or liviJiE- P- A. McUoiinld. publl utilities commiEsioner, has rcportc lliat lie found no evidence o( any .'com bine to keel) up prices of foodstuff in I'riccs hore, be report aro not uprcasonable wbeii compare wiili prices (liroughoiit the contlncn anil bo (ouuil no other principle that o[ supply nnil tleinanil al work fixing tlic cosl of articles Invcsllga cd. Mr. MncDoimUU who cpndutU Ms al tlic request of.it provincial government, reported LliaL ho considered dealing in. futures 'a legitimate part ot llie grain business so long a.s it was conducted" by recog- nized members of tho grain 'cxchan'sn, but he spoke oC the harm done through spcculatioti by tlie general itublic. fforta being made (or a utfon. From Kharkov Kiev and polulfi long the Volga camo reports ot ef- irLs on Ihe part of the old EDcret olico to stir up opposition to tbe govcrnnieni. The situation ru outh Russian clUee bus been com pi t- ated by the wholesale escape of del-, cralo criminals who eitbor conscloue- olhcrmse, arc naelatlDg la tbe isorganlzallon fomenleil the eii- mlos ol government, An. to: cancc, wliUt; flfty military t Kharkov were being released, eev- ]i hundred convicts made A dash for bfirly. At y.bilomlr, Ihe conylcte mutinied and a battle between them. nil the guards took place. In the {lev district, 300 desperate criminals a cape (1 and were making their .way; ovard Kiev bunted by the new nll- lia. Many ol them returned voIuD- arlly bowever, unwilling to complt- ate the task of the now government. Spirit of Army Good London, March Dumi eputies who hare been to the front iave returned to say a ai Lculer'fi dispatch, convinced frbni heir converBntlons irUh officers and oldlers that the spirit of tho nrmy 5 excellent. They report .-.that all hose with whom they spoke wers. ullyfaivare ot the-absolnte necessity