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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 30, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta VOMJMK X. J.KTIIimilXifv, Ar.HICUTA, 'KKIDAY, .MAKCH 1017 NUMHER 03 Bui (lie Are Nol Xi'iirJy As Sinnitf As (ho ffernum Soldim Were I-n! To Expect When They KeUrcrt From (he (Mil Lines. There Are No Dugouts in New Trenches. (By Philip War Correspondent's Hcailquarlcrs In France, Mar. 23, via London, Mar. la good evidence for be- lieving that not only (icncral YOU Jllmlenbnrs was at itotael on March JO, dlrecllpg tho ivlllidrawfil ol Iroojjs. lint Dial the Kaiaor himself also lias hecn In Hits part ot tlic country-dur- lUE reci'iit weeks. It was hy Ihc Kaiser's orders, we are told, dial vHlagoj like Lag- iilcourl and Moneliles hail been aban- doned 'without, fighting and tills may account tor ilie utterly false state- ment in the Cor man wireless thai UOO BrHlDh dead are lying In the nefKhborlioort or lagnlcourt. which we took two days ago. Though wo hail H :V casualties durins Hie attacks HUNS SAY CANADIANS HAD HEAVY LOSS. SOMK OF TJIK DI'FFICULTiKS IX MAltCIt FIKttl "BAGDAD. TJiU Is iho mule transport upon which the Ilrtlteh armies operating In Mesopotamia have lo chiefly rely ny dls'-iiitc removed from (heir base as arc tho forces following the Turks in thefr rctrcrit from IbKdad. These Irelc.m ULlla nnlinuls arc commissariat corps and t.unnlics. The nature ot the country restricts to these animals. HID (ierraan (roops, to u'hriiu fairy talcs It.'id ticcn told alioui. Us rnagLiiiicoiiL BltuaLions, tlic H log fried line runs through, a low, marahy Hruuiitl below llin higli oliscrvattori, and nur who look down ivllh b: teau by Lugnicoutt other poliiis a] ready held by 3T T upimon ravors Declaration of State of War D.C.. Mar. (n anliCTpattoti of President Wilson's road htretchcs of nwtaraiicc before conyreas next work wire null paraijets of llio Siegfried anil for action on whatever recom- linu in ihc hollow. mpujaiions lie may make lo meet (lie Nobo4ly r-an thoose defensive ground nattoiuil emergency heRau io take (in- better lUan the enemy after iliejal form today. Those sleps wore: Manic, slioivcrl maslerly akJH In The president licit! a final confci- tuwn b..v .name, aiioucri -maaiuny HKJII in me president Jicltl a casualties durlns Iho altacka of p0aitioiis so thal alniOJ1i cv- Clico Willi his cabinet prcpiiralorj- lo there, not one of our soldiers lies tlca J I cry where he had UIG advantage of staritns tlie actual writing of tlie ad- on the ground. That such lies should to Olir lhe i jrcss be will deliver before ihc joint to told by the" enemy IB cifiniricant o the necessity of raising the spirit of tlic German peojilc and troojis by any means to cover (lie meaning of Ihc retreat. The people may be deceived, but, not ilie Cicrniun soldiers on our front. They know they have led the posilitma evor made In war- fare by years of labor, anil Iho already fictitious strength of llio, famous Hmdcnuurs line, called by tlie Ger- mans themselves the Siegfried Hue, has hcon exposed hi its realUy'to (lie UICQ whp have lo hold II. In parts it is strong, made so hv the forced'labor of Itiisslan peasants and Belgian civilians, concrete gun and with wire en- tanslcincnrs" .'12QQ tect, wide-, curiously, lor it is certainly strange that Hie enemy's preparations should of trench warfare, but _ lie hast planted bis line country. joh of the house and senate. The house democrats held a cm- This is due, not lo carelessness, forjciis lo consider plans for the orgnnl- ho is ncror forgclful. liut. lo (lire 1 of the Jiy Diclr jiartv and ccssily. IL is eleav that In fallinf; hack 10 uacane our offensive for a. lime he had to of our -uns. a coimnillto of uvenly-seveu and ralliiiK out the entire fans ;Jiri to prepare final rpcxjr.inien-l national guard, at war strength, dailcns for the of Hie Prcsiiiont Wtlson now lias before house ivliich will Jairt Jit'Ioro the him the recommendations of Ills prin- c-aucus of tomorrow. IMans for raising rocenue were ccti- rtd al a niceling of tlic dtmocra- tic members of the house ways and mtan.s committee, Senator Chaiuhcrlaiu. chairman o[ (lie scnntc military affairs cominii- Ic.c, assured Hie thai he al- ready haa authority, without fin-Hicr cottgrcssional action, to raise immcdi- calinet visors JUH! In a gen- eral way Jias tre.'ird 1 .scnlinicut ol Iho country. Tlie preponderance "I opinion forwarded to dm while Iiousc is for declaration lhai a state of war exists between iho United Stales am (Jcrinauy. Telegrams advising tho president are Ijeinif received fn large number Many of ihem couched hi identir-i atoly an anny oE more lliair language, favor the maintenance. 01 by iucrcnsiiiff (lie r iinny to iicace. Bnl OUiwti llus Ihul No omciul Woi-d of-the En-: L'ighlhiE llns Censed oa thoj Front for (he Is interfering1 With Opci-iiMons Now. tlie rango' liavo Siegfried line lias lu doing so he had, wllly-nHly, accent bad ground. His soldiers i nor like tlieir change of scoiifi as all tlie weight of our Kims then) for the positions arc versed, ai least on Uiis norllicrn.rart of ilie Siegfried front. At (fie moment ilie enemy is relyiiu mainly on an Increase of machine BUI. power (o keep ,UH hack .while ho fin- Is lies new defence line. Ho is re- lying also .upon delaying our advance by HID wake of his r treat. r Says Bernsforff and Party Were Treated by Canadians As By Savages. London, Marcli 30. Count norn- Blorft's Alleged treatment av Halifax when Hie l-Ycderik VIII. reached ihcrc forms (lie subject of a splenetic out- burst, in, n recent Issue of the Herlln am' Millag received here. "Scratch, a Canadian and you find.a It esctaluis. "Canadian Canadian before proceeding wilh their highly remunerative lask ol siieclinK the sliip, Iiad duly delivered themselves up to the sensuous of tho. nectar of the tlcmfgods, the oil> whiskey ol the Anglo-American bar Home had ivor-shipped so ardently al tills favorile shrine of John Bull and Undo Sam that they had lo lie carried off the sliin like so many Inert masses oT alupitl human, flesh, wliilc others pot war ollicc annoiiiiccs. They were repulsed with henyy losses. Further withdrawn! ol Gcniiiin troops on Ihc Peronne- I'ins liourl is nnnouncrd. The clnuse of llic officjnl slnlcment ileiiliiiK with the says: "Knst of Xcuvillt-St. Vnasti a Ciinadiun regimriil four lilies our positions during tlia niglil. They were oacli lime repulsed willi heavy losses, prisoners remained in our hands." Hnve Not Heard al Ottawa. Ottawa, March word has been received at the mililia Itore regarding Ihe fiction in which, according to Hie (ici'inan olliciul, the Canailian division has hceu engaged. The Gorman report declares that the Canadians attacked hut that Iliey were repulsed 'with heavy losses. Xo report of such an attack' lias liccn officially received here. Heavy righting Al An End. Paris, March lighting on llic French front sincd the beginning of [he German withdrawal has come (o an end for tlic! lime1 lining. From Ilie Sommn to Die Aisne llic mghl ivas calm :ilimg our says today's ollieial report. "There were no important events elsewhere on Hie front wilh the exception of patrol encounters and rather lively fii'onailc lighting in Ilie sccloi' of Maisons dc Cliainpagne." Spring Thaws Interfere. Berlin, March Sayvillc, Marcli account oE rain on'llic western-front and thawing wcallier in the cast there were no important even says the official statement issued here tonight. ''There wcrp.no new 'developments in Macedonia." Information )n local railway circles is lo llic cCTcct thai lake navigation ivill nol open unlll Iho third week of SOLDIER NOMINATIONS. Edmonton, Sinfcll Lerla soldiers ivlll -noniinotc JJrlg.-Gwi. A. Qrlcsliacli and Licul.-Col. Hugh Nivcu for Ihe at large. Gen. Griesbach i3 already a candi- dale for the House or Commons in West Edmonton. _ much for you. HAVE MOST PRISONERS London. Mar. 21. Groat Britain holds more (linn '71.000 Krisotters of of arc Germans, while Germany has Ilrillsh uar prisonrrs. .Very Uritons are licld aa prisoners oulsitlc o[ Ocrniany. Proposals for escllansc of prison- ers have [been considerably advanced wilh Turkey, but Germany niut Iria-IInngary have nol replied to Ihe Drllish sugtfcstions. Opposition Wants Investigation of Provincial Railway Matters Charges is Missing fore our field srcys arc done with Merc Inventloni IL lias already hecn afatcrt Troni Ot- tawa that the licrniau of roislreatnicnl al lUllfax were mrre in- H should that al the lime the Frederick Vlll Into Halifax llio wftolo o( Xova Sco- lia was unrtcr hws, mid liatl been for some monilis, so that "the nectar of the rtcmlgnris" would have hecn hard lo obtain in any event. That Ihc prnciinnord olfiri.ilq In Ilile hiHlancc rtniW ha.rc hccomc lo i the railway conslrueti'oii in Ilia prov- Edmonton, Alta., March because the minister o[ rallwnyd linfl iJcrmltlCfl TnleresJ lo to paid oul of guar.intceii not exercis- ed prnricr in (lie Fales of bonds, had induced lhe house "mis leading and incorrect 'statements" lo prnnt exccslvo fiunrnnlecs lo the Mr- Arthur line and had permitted private interests lo c.xiJloll the public credit of tbo province hy c-Acesslvc Patronage System A. F. F.wing also gave notice o[ a resolution railing for Ihc alinllilon p! the pnironage system and that all ap lioiiitments mul in the civi acrvirc ho tonlrollcd by an iudcpon ilonl commi'ssion. Hon. J. It. IloylR askcil wouM Ihc commission be dominion or provinrial, Ihc junior member for Kilnionlou did not voiHhsafe a reply. His Honor (lie r.icufrnititGovernor M ten tied after the close ol the after- scRslon and gave thn roynl aa- and nnlmatcrl debate tdoh plarc llic legislature this afternoon on Hie half nilllton dollars of the; Canadian Northern railway bond Is- sue whlrh the opposition some time1 ago asserted liad disappeared HIM) In regard to which the provincial treas- urer laid a statement on the table of the house accounting Cor (be money by inlcrcsl paid on loans ami nnrler writ ing. charges. Tho opposition now canio Lack wtth Ihc charpc (Ital (lie bontlf had been sold al yi 1-2 and nol al S3 3-4. Iho figure that the provincial (rcaaurcr staled he had hecn Informed hy Ihe C. N. It. the hernia liacl for. This Incy rLiimcil. left slill lo flccounlcrl for. The mnltcr came up nn n mntlon to 'adjourn by Mr. Midi- c-ncr, which was later wUridrnv.'ii. Want An Invcsllgation Afterwards Ihe leader nf tlic opposi- tion gave notice that on Monday he AiiriJ. "Until then we will not move much wheat from this part of lhe said a local official of the C. P. n. to the Ilcralil lod.iy. Ho far Ihcrc have been moved from Iliis division about bushels of the 191G crop. II clinncc to do your bit for Iliu is cstimafcrt that there are easily 10, sailora, who have done so Ojono.QQQ more to ship, and if llio e.v paricnce ot is rciicalcd there will ihe clnspr to bualicls. Last yt-ar alter llic opening of lnke imvi- cation, (here off ilic Lfitbbrldgu division bushels. Grain is non: niovinp out at Uic rate of about rjO tars a day from this dis- trict, the towciit point rcaelicd hy riiip- nienls since harvest Inst year. How- ever wilh the opening of thu laVcs, tliere ivilJ bR ;i rcniovnl of the embargo In Fort William, ami Ihc wheal now in will pour eastwards. The inovemenl from the farms may he ex.- pcctcd lo start soon after Mny 1 st conclusion of seeding, and busi- ness throughout the south will tlien London, Mar. which Ihc Icrmaii raider Mocwe bad with the British stcrxn'.yiiip Otakl was not tlic only one of the. cruiser, a Henier dis- lialch from Coucnhagcn .says. Tlip captain of Iho Norwegian linniuc Raul, was sunk by the St. Thcodor aflcr IL had been fitlcil out as a rnlrtcr by the Macwc, tlmL while on llic way home llic Moewc hail a stuhliorn fielil with (lie anued llrl- stcnnicr Govcinor. nuring tho ngcmenl, the second officer of llic Governor was killed and hotli anna gunner uamcrt Ilurlclotli were slint off. The Governor, as reported previ- ously, cvcutually was sunk. After the prisoners on the St. Theodore had been transferred lo the Mocwc off Hio Jan was sunk1. be more brisk than over. ncrlln. 29- via Paris, Mnr. Swiss parliament decided today by a tote of SS to 22 that Switzer- land shouiil make no move in belialf of peace al'thc present lime. This ac- tion was taken, atlcr hearing major- ity nnd minority reports of llio com- mission appointed to consider the pos- sibility of a peace move by SwiUer land. DIRECTOR GREEN HAS RESIGNED Vancouver, Mar. F. Green, M.t'., national service director for llriiish Columbia, has resigned. .Mr, Green fell lhat his parliamentary ihitlcs and Hie fact tlint he was one of the Conservative parly whips would ESCAPE MINE FIELDS. make it difficult for Iiiiri to serve on the hoard. As he was serving with- out pay, it was fell Hint hfs request should be compiled and lus rc- Fignallan has liven accepted .Mr. K. P. Jlennctt. director of national service. -Mr. Oiecu's successor has! v not. been appointed, Jm( .Air. H. H. cx-M.L-A., l.s likely to sues cccd him. rd Is on (he fncn of (he CSKC, rMicn-j n-oulrf move for tlic to liilK ______ royal lo fully Inve-stlgalc ICON'TlNUKrVON Spot Wheat Local track...... Local track oats May oats May flax........ T74 AVBATHEK Hi3h 43 Low 25 Forecast: Mostly fair, local fslls of snow.or rain. Xcw York. Marcli The fad lhai Ihe Cunarrf lincr'Or- ilunn was off ilie Irish by a llriltsh torpedo lioal snrt hurrlcd'y ortler- nV Into (lie nearest port wlillft (lie Xortli Channel was sivejit clear of a great florX of miucs puilJenly discovered there, was revealed by Ihe ship's officers as reason !hc vessel was Uircc ilays overdue when ,sho reached lier American dcslina- [ion toilay. Upon her arrival in the Irish port 61 refuge, her officers said they Couml twcn- ly-sevon other sliina bad al- escaped the mine London, Mar. Daily Ex-' press today contains upras said, has consist- illy attempted lo lay tbe blamft for her acllons on oilier nations. On pref >'ioiis occasions President Wilson has taken the nosllion Ihat Germany Is in no way Justified in carrying on nilhless submarine, warfare bccauac of the Urllisb blockade. Only com- plete abandonment of unrcslrictcd aubmarhic warfare coulJ change the attitude of Ihc United States, il has liccn said recentljr, aiid press reports indicate that chancellor did not even discuss Ihat possibility. j UNIVERSAL TRAINING Washington, D. C, -Mar C-f ".n I versa! military training lejrjla-; lion TV-SB ursed today by Chairman Chamberlain of iiie senate military committee aa a conference with Pre- sident U'Uson on Iho trar situation, but (he president did not reveal position on the subject- s ;