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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 20, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VCJLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. SA'ITRDAY, APRIL 20, 1918 M MRER 110 Union Govt. Had Majority of 49 on the Final Vote on Military Service WERE THREE DIVISIONS GOVT. HAS LARGE MAJORITY ON EACH OUawii, April -In Ijotli Iiousos nt piirliament toniglil. llii^ reKolutions were passed nuthorlzing the Rovern-ment to make I'urtlipr call on thn innn power of (Ik; couiit/y lor Kcrviec in the .army. The senate adopted it with-out divlHlon; in the iioiiso of comnionH, It was passed after a debate luGting tlirouKli the a''toriioan atid until well into the evening and after (he dcfeal of two opposition aniendnients. Thjv �were the first divisions of the session The house was (u-ov.'ded. The irtibllo RallcrieH were paelced. The first division caine on an Bniendment by Dr. Mol-loy, Provencher, seconded by Captain Read of I'rinee. P.K.I. The amendment proposed to s.ubsiitule the .-.vords. "Ihir. lious'j regrets Hint the propo.HL'd ordej' In oouncil depart.s entirely from (he jirinciple of I he order in council of l>eceMiber :!, ir).1.7, allowiuK IIk; exemi)-tion of (hose whose services ai'e en-sential for promoting produeticii, and the house, therefore, declares that the proposed order in council shall be so amejided that it .shall i>/5vide lor the j-xeniption of those wiio are actually and effectively., engaged and so urgently needed in the production of foodstuffs on the farms of Canada."  This amendment was defeated on the followins division: Afiainst 118; For 70. Majority against. 4n. Dr. Jloiloy, who had voted on his oniendnienf, requested that his vote be withdrawn as he had been [jalred. The speaker ajinouiieed that a vote having once been east could not under the rule."! of the bouse be withdrawn. Then L. A. Lapointe, of St..Jamesi ^Montreal, seconded by H. Deslawriers of St. Mary's, Montreal, moved the six months' hoist of the resolution. This was rejected by a vote. Against 317; For 62. Majority against 5ij. " Then came the vote on the main measure. It was carried by a majority ct forty-nine on the following division: For 114: Against fi5. In both the last divisions Duncan Boss, of West Middlesex, W. V.. Kennedy, of North Essex.; A. B. McCoig. of Kent, and lion. W. S. Fielding voted with the Bovei'nment throughout. Sir Robert Borden moved the resolution in the house and was followed by Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Dr, MoUoy, Hon. N. \V. Rowell, and Hon. Frank CarvoU. The taking of the divisions occupied en hour and a half. In the Senate Xn the senato the rosolution was tnoved by Sir James Lougheed, who emphasized the need lor rciuforce-inants. Senator Bostock expressed the View that the government should have proceeded regularly by a bill instead Of an order in oouacil. He expressed ihe fear that the course adopte method adopted by the government' and Senator Watson declared that in hie view the government was b^-eaking Jts word with the young farmers or the west. . SmVONPAPEN ISTHEHEAI^ OF SPY SYSTEM RT. HON. WALTER LONG Secretary of state for tlio colonies, who will have (o answer Canada's resolutions regarding licrcditary titles. , �ERS GIVEN RUDE II HERE Three Sent to Jail, Three More Fined, Others Givjen Suspended Sentence Leihbridge threatens to be nnlical-thy for loafers from this time forth. Yesterday Chief Hardy of (he city police received an official copy of the attt resi)ooting the unemployed, and,it didn't lake long for him to put it in action. The result was that a. round dozen faced Inspector Clianey in the l)olice court this morning receiving sentences varying from suspended sentence to 30 days without the. option of a fine. Paul Smitli. a dope fiend, who had the tools of his trade on him vilien arrested, went dowt| for 30 .day/ .lohn Birdach, a miner who is not plying liis trade and who has given the police a lo^ of trouble, vlir keep Smith company for, a month. .T. Anderson who fori(*ot'to get a Job when the C. P. R. gang with which he had been working broke up, went, down for ten days without the option of a tine. Wm. Davis put up $20 bail when arrested ;und failed ti> appear in court tills moi'ning. The ball was estreated. W. J. Carver, wlio figured in a holdup in ahe restricted area over a year ago, but whoee conviction was quashed, said he had beep working at odd jobs about the city but he was expecting a C4II from the V. S. army. He was given $2."i and costs or 30 days. A job on the farm at |75 a month was not good enough for E. Anstey. He got $1'5 and costB as an incentive to stay at a good job when he gets it. Suspended sentence for UO days was passed- in the cases of Louis Tazack, Iver Stone, Joe Thomas Joe OUon and R. Radakovltch. In the case of W. Richardson, who claimed he was under the doctor's care and couldn't work, sentence was suspended, and he was advised to go to work as soon as he was able. Inspector Chaney took occasion, to state (hat there was no excuse for idle m,en these days. Production'must be kept up, and loafers will have to go at some useful work if they are physically able. FIRE FOUND ON A DUTCH BOAT N IRELAND Sein Fe'iners Announce Openly That They Espouse the Cause of Germany PARTS OF CLERGY ARE JOINING UP WITH SEIN FEINER3 NOW London. April 20.-Tlie grave and menacing silnation created by the determination of Nationalisi Ireland, united as seldom befoi'e to resist con-,=eription has aroused deep interest throughout Grciit Rritain. Particular emphasis is laid on the decision of tlie Roman 'Catholic Hierarchy Co throw in its lot with the Sinn Teiners who have openly ps-oclaimod Germany us their ally. The Bishops have not counselled violence, urging passive resistance but this, 'the Dublin correspondents point out. might ably be I nirnod into active resislnnce by a I few hotheads wlien the time comes to i conscript the young-men of the country. Tlie pledge which is to be administered on Sunday to what one aiitlior-ity estimates as nine-lentlis of the e:i- j tire Ca'iliolic population of the country, binds them "to resists conscription by the most effective means at j their disposal." This gives wide latitude and pleases the advocate:-] of both passive and active resistance. Suggests Recruiting Campaign The delicacy of the situation is recognized by the Irish Times, hitherto iu favor of conscription, which advises tlio government and the Irish loaders "to escape from the truly miserable position," by organizing a groat voluntary recruiting campaign. This the newspaper believes would make the enforcement of consoviption unnecessary. The Daily-Xews advises the government to "drop altogether tlio attempt to pursue this Irish adventure." The Clironicle believes conscription will net be attempted until Home Rule is an accomplished fact, and that then the Irish parliament will be iejft to raise men for the army in whnt 'proportions and by what means it pleases. RESUME DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS RUSSIA San Francisco, April 20.--In the opening argument for the defense In the trial of over thirty Iflndus, German (tonsillar officer!) and others charged with fconsplracy to overthrow British �ule in India, Attorney Roche told the Jury late yesterday that thg nerve centre o� a vast conspiracy for that purpose was in the Oerman embassy Bt Wttshingtoh, but it did not taint the German consulate hare. Roche characterized Captain Frlti Von Papen, military attache ot the German embassy, as the "coneoiviug niind," of the conspiracy, which he said, was world wide and world Important. He sujd Von Pap(?n deliberately involved Baron Von Schack. formerly Qerman vice consul here, as the financial acont of the conspirators without telling,Von Schack the truth about the revolutionary scheme. "It would be futile to argue that Gerihan gold dirt not go into the purchase of -Ihe steamer Maverick and the schooner Annie Laraen, or that Von Schack did not handle this gold," Roche said. "But 'Von Schack did not know that these \'esho!n v.cre to he used to transporl' arnia and iunmnnl-_j tlon from tliese sliores to India. Tliat iecret was .kept from iiim." 'An ''Atlantic ^ort, April 20.-The third fire in two weeks was discovered today on the steamer Ryndani lying at her pier in this port. The blaze was confined to the paint shop of the vessel, where it originated and and investigation has been started. The Ryndam is one ot the Dutch liners taken over by thei Uiiitted States government a few weeks ago and 1b the ship in which Count Tar-nowski,' the Austrian ambassador, and his staff, sailed after war was dee^ared against the dual monarchy. N Austria's Foreign Minister is Another Vassal of German Emperor Amsterdam, April 20.-Gsrman newspapers say that the German government Is about to resume permanent diplomatic relations with Russia. General Count Von Mirbach, former minister to Greece, who reasntly was named ambassador to Russia, departed from Berlin on Thursday for Moscow. REFUGEES IHRONG NTO PALESIE Over 5000 Came in Easter Week -Crave Shelter of British ^ The-Haguo, April 20.-It is learned from an authoratlve source that Baron Burian's appointment as foreign minister of Austria-Hungary was dictated hy the rellng powers in Berlin, and that Prince Hohgnlohe who left suddenly for Vienna probably carried Instructions from Wilhalmstrasse, although it was vigorously denied that his journey was connected with Czer iiln'8 resignation. The Austrian emporor doslred to appoint Schoenburg, former Austro-Hun-garlan minister to the Papal See and lioiirtcelles were in favor of Daron Mensdorff, former embassador to London. Itf appears that Tiszna' rmused the appointment. Burian's nomination came as a completo surpiise, even in well iiiCorsned cinlos. It is considered liltoly that fhir-ian's opcniu.i-: speech will be of ;i luu-ii'ii't nature, in order to lio;)[;wink the Austriana .lerusalem, April 11.-Armenians de-liorted frpni Central Turkey to Syria and others who are fleeing from Turkish oppression continue to arrive in Palestine in great numbers, to take lel'uge in the regions occupied by the British army. In the week afttn- Easier. 5500 refugees reached Jerusalem. A hospital and an orphanage havej been opened by the American coni-tnittee for Armenian and Syrian relief and are already taxed to capacity. X celebration, such its the Holy Land has never witnessed before was held on Easter. The various Christian sects gave pledges to the British governor general to bury (heir ancient strifes and observe Easter together at (he Holy places in Bethlehem and .Tenisalem. They met in perfect concord. Four thousand Jews held an open air meeting on tlie Mount ot Olives today ami listetied to jvddrosses by representatives of the British Zionist commission. Call To Be Issued At Once For Men Betweeii Ages of 20-22 Inclusive First CalHor Uen Who Were 20. 21 and 22 Since First Proclamation Was Issued Last Year-Second Call Will Be For Men of 19 and 23-No Exemptions Allo-A'cd in These Classes. Ottawa, April 20.-The passing of the Military Man Pov/er resolution by both houses of parliament will be followed by the callinij to the colors of the unmarried men and widowers without children from 20 to 22 years of age, both Inclusive, and who hsve been granted e-/ii v.lio u(-ro i: I and men who wi'i-i; L'!i yi;ars of iip;i' hiHwccn the issue of llii; first i)rnclamal ion on October I'llh, till 7. and tlio last date for filing ex-, eniption claims under that proclania-tion-.\nvenii)er i;il7. � lOxeniiJtions gvaiued in oacli of these years, it is estimatod, nuniber about 2J,00u or a total of (10.000 in the first call. Of thoao (10,000 however, a large proporlion will bo J>liv-sically unfit. The total of men available for combatant service probably will ho thirty tlioiisand or ton thousand in each year. This means prac-lically donblin.g tlio numlior of men now with the forces as a result of tlio Mllilary Service .\ct. if iiecessar.v, it is intimated, that two more years nf unmarried men and widowers will 1)0 called, namely, men of li) and men of from the 11) year a much greater number would ho available than fi'om any other year as the proportion of mimarrled men in that year is larger anri no men of that age have yet bepn called. Details of the method to be adopted in calling out the different years have not been officially announced. It is indicated, however, that every means will be taken to seo that each man is jirope.-ly informed. MAJOR-GENERAL G. E. B. SEELY. f^oinmander of the Canadian Cavalry Brigade, who did splfyidid work in holding back the Hun advance. GERMAN! PIAINLY IS OBEI No Doubt About Allies Fighting For the Liberty of the World c* .> .% .;. .;. .: ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 1 London. April '20.-Before the present German offensive began, German officers iu neutral countries were prepared to bet that the Germans would succeed in dividing the forces of the allies within a fortnight. Lord Robert Cecil, minister of blockade, declared in a speech last night at llutcliin, he had been informed. "A month has passed and the Germans have not succeeded," Lord Robert continued, "but we would be wicltedly foolish if we believed the battle bad ended. AVe have an indefinite period- of terrible and strenuous struggles before us. Wo must not underrate our enemy who has had the great advantages o" fifty years of preparation for war, favorable geographical position and united command. "Hut British citizens who have withstood the Germans for four years on ei]ual ter;ns have ])roved that their valor is equal to German training, while recently our forces in France were placed with the French armies iindor the command of that great soldier, General Foch." Lord Robert did not think that the enemy's formidable advantages would decide the battle in his favor lint (he allies must not come under the sway of a too easy optimism. The miuistur of blockade referred to the revelation of Prince Lichnow-sky. former German ambassador to London, and other proofs showing that Germany was ab.solulely unchanged since she strove to lull the world la .siee;) hy talk of peace, while planning this attack. Since the battle has liegun ther� has been talk of peace and nothing has been heard but talk of German annexations, indemnities, increase in the power ot the Oerman caste, and the slavery of the rest ot the world. He concluded; ' "We are fighting indubitably for the freedom of the world. Any one who says the ^Germans desire to live in peace with their neighbors and are ready (o make a jnst and rlglft-eous peace Is indulging in voluntary self-Heceptioii." WOMEN TO JOIN THE U. S. MILITIA Albany, N. Y., April 20.-Women are to be allowed to join the miliiary forces of the staff, becoming commissioned officers and members of the ambulance corps of the.home defense reserve, according to official orders issued today by Adjutant General Sher-rim. lEA, LARD, CHEESE These Will Be Next Articles Under the Rationing Scheme in England eOLSHEViKI SEIZE ALL MUNITIONS Harbin, Manchuria, April 14.- (Sunday)-(By the Associated Press)-An order has beeri received at \,*Iadlvost^k from^he Bol-shevild government to ship the shells, explosives, metals, machinery .^nd machine tools concentrated there to European Husfija. Fnright and passenger traffic are to be suspended for the purpose if neqcssary the or(te,r stipulated. Toronto, April 20.-A special cable to the Mall and Empire from Lon;!on today says: "Tea, lard and cheese likely will be the next articles under the rationing scheme. The faulty distribution ot tea and cheese supplies during the past week, combined with the advertisements of tho big multiple stores offering government tea at a reduction of foiir cents a pound rescusitated the question that in a number of provhicial towns tea has already been rationed. The government intends to extend this to the whole country Immediately. They are also taking over the bulk of all home produced cheese and will fix retail prices. The distribution and rationing of lard is being considered i)y the ministry. J. R. Clines, parliamentary secretary of tho ministry of food, has warned restaurants that the ministry Intend to see that they charge only a fair profit on the food served and service rendered. They will treat feeding the same as other industries. At the expiration of the present ration card the system will bo worked by book instead of tickets. Books v,-ill ro,cord all the purchases of present and future commodities that may be rationed. The govern-ment will control ail distribution of edible fats in future. The maxiinuui wholesale price of potatoes has been fixed as follows: "From April V, to May 14, $:?.-) a ton. and May It to � the end of tlio season, $37.00 a ton." BRAVE ACTION OF LITTLE BLIND GIRL Nevv York, April 20.-Rosa Cohen, 9 years old and blind, saved the lives of sixteen other blind children at the blind babies sunshine home In the Bath Bench section of Brooklyn early today. Awakened by smoke from a fire which started in the kitchen of the home, the girl groped her way through the girls' and boys' rooms on the second floor, aroused each sleeping child and quietly marshalled them into the corridor, later leading them into the court yard In th,e rear of the house. Officials of the home were not^ awakened until the children were passing out cf the blazing building. Two floors of the home were burned out � ^ BRITISH CASOALTIES FOR WEEK 12,368 Not Certain Whether These Represent Loss in Recent Fightingf London, April 20.~Brittsh casual-(ifs reported during the week ending today totalled J2,;!6S divided as follows: Killed or died of wounds, officers i'ru; men 10:;o. ..ounded or missing, officers 2173; men 7!)S1. The casualties reported for this week are approximately half as large again as those reported in the preceding week. Although heavy fighting has now been in jirogress a month the lists have not bqgun to approach in size those of last year. .,in,, .the months of active operations when the, British were on the offensive.' There is no means of determining how far tho casualties now beins reported represented losses in the fighting 'since " the German- offensive- was started. In the .4e'vci'al ' weekir'preceding last week, Tiowever, wheii 8129 names were listed; .the totals had, been running no higher than between three and four thousand. N TAX IN BRITAIN New War Budget Will Be About Five Billion Dollars-New Taxes Needled Toronto. April 20.'-A special despatch from London to the Mail and Kmpire says: "in financial circles engaged � in discussing the forthcoming budget to be introduced next week, it. is regarded tltat certain increased taxation of some form or other will then undoubtedly be Imposed, as on the basis of the existing taxation the debt for the current .year' will be -heavier than the enormous one of last year. "The financial editor of the Evening News says he believes the chancellor of the exchequer intends asking for a $5,000,000,000 budget, which is An increase of JLSOO.OOO.OOO over the actual receipts last year. An increased income tax is regarded as certain. It will be' comparatively trifling on incomes below $2500 but it 13 e.xpected the auper-tax will be called upon to yield much more by a reduction of the level at which It is imposed. Articles of. luxury are certain to bear increased fiixation.'' YOUNG MEN RETURN TO THEIR HOMES London, April 20.-It is announced in Dublin, according to a despatch to the Post, that In view of tho tibssible operation of coiiscrlption, that young men at colleges in different parts of the country are being sent to their homea. Clerical students' at May-nootli, except those receiving final orders, will leave for home at once. Students from St. .Johns college, .Waterforcl. already have left for home aiul the saine rule tipplies to numerous colleger' dround Dublin. Shop assistants are returning,to the country. . . 1 J ES French Have Success-Littio Fresh Development on the British Front FIRE WIPES OUT TEN DWELlylNGS . Fredericton, N. B., April 20.- Fire originating in a house occupied by Garfield Peterson, MariCBville, at 9.30 this mcjjning wiped out ten dwellings in the sectton known as Sandyville. The homes destroyed were occupied by operatives of the Canadian Cotton Mills. There was no water supply there for tij^Uiug fire and the euto chemical truck from this city was summoned. Fifteen families are left homeless, jnost of them losing everything they poosessed.  GERMANS HAVE FAILED : AGAIN IN THE ATTEMPT TO BREAK THE LINE) London. April 20.-^Mne mach-. ino guns, a trencli mortar and' prisoners were taken by the Brjt- ish iu a local operation yesterday south of the Searpe River, the War Office announced, A German counter attack was repulsed. On tho Flanders battlefront the British ejected the Germans from advanced positions gained by them in Thursday's attack in the region o� Givenchy and Fe**' ttibort. The British gained all theii* objectives in their counter attack in Plaiuiers. advancing their defences at Givenchy and_Featubert and re-establishing their" positions.- In sharp fighting southeast of llohecq the British drove bacte German attacking parties. The statement follows: "As a result of a successful minor enterprise carried out by \is yesterday south of th� Scarpe River, in the region ot Arras, -ww captured a few prisoners, nine machine guns and a trench mor-i tar. Early in the night the en�. eniy launched a counter-attack in this locality and was repulsed. "During the night a counter at-> tack'by tho first division threw out the enemy from points in our advanced defences around Given-, � chy and Pestubert gained by hiip on the 18th at the cost of heavy losses. AH objejctlves were gained and the position here was reestablished. "Local attacks against our poBl-tion.s southeast of Robecq led to sharp fighting at the end of which ' the enemy was driven back. "Beyond artillery activity by. both Bides at different points along our front there is nothing further to report." HUNS FAILED Paris, April 20.-German troops last night launched a raiding operation against the French lines in the region of Hangard-En-Santerre, south eait of Amiens. The effort wag a failure, the war office announced today. The French took prisoners in this local action. The artillery has been active alonr the southern battle line between Lassigny and Noyon. Downfall of Hun* Toronto, April 20.-The Mail thig morning contaitfs the following cable In the dispatch ot the opiclon of Maurice Barres, military critic ot L'Echo, Paris. "The allied command consider with full confidence that operations as a whole, are thus; "The second phase of the grand ot-tensive is ending with tho strategic ilownfall of the Germans. The actions which continue today are tha last convulsions ot the battle of Ar-rflentieres or rather its reaction. Thejr cannot be of capital importance. "The main thing for our enemies is not to occupy this or tiiat spot. Jt is not to obtain such results that they have spent three hundred thousand men. All their nation, all the world, knows that their desire is to bring about the decision of the war. This is beyond tlieir reach today. Have they a chance of attaining it tomorrow? What will they try? Consider the idea which has governed them. It is the necessity of finishing the conflict ; they have promised to their people the crushing of the enemy in tha west. "On that point they must recognize their impotence. They desired to expend their troops and their Inventiva gonlus in the pursuit of a decision. They cannot find this by a usurer's battle. On its side the Entente is completely ready, thanks to two decisions-the brigading ot American troops with the French and Lloyd George's man power bill. "Therefore the slow battle of attrition is not one which can be success-,ful for Germany in tho face of the allied resources of men. "The German power has its linilti. Two of their offensives, of equal Importance, one in Somme-et-Oise, the other at Armentieres, are about to Iw broken. The third has no chance ot success." CONSCRIPT WOMEN TOO, IS PROPOSAL London, April 20.-Sir William James Bull has given notice thai be will submit to the house of commoniK a resolution to extend the Military Service Act to all unmarried women between the ages of 19 and 30 for work of national importance. Sir AVilliam is a Unionist memtMr for Hamiuersmitb . 3773 20 394368 45074? 14 16 01 ;