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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 28, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Vol.I Ml. XI. I.KI IM'.IUIXIK. AUlKHTA. 'i 111 l',Sl>AY. MAI'.CU 2*. KM* Ni'MUKK 01 BRITISH TAKE PRISONERS IN COUNTER ATTACK Soldiers' Representatives Vote With Govt.-Mrs. McKin-ney Votes Against-Gets Third Reading OPPOSITION HAVE AMENDMENT BUT IT IS VOTED DOWN Ooi'i'Uil t'J Dm ]If.-rnlil) Edmonton. Alta., .March' 27.-After a motion to recommit the bill, had been rejected by :i0 to 1'.',, the representatives of the overseas soldiers voting with the government, ttio supplemer; fary revenue tux uel, necessitated by the' contribution or fSnfl.OOO to Hie Patriotic Fiind.iwiis reatl a third Mine iinrl passed Hi tile To^IhIeiItiro Wednesday nfternonn. On the tliird reading being\ formally moved 1iy Hun. ('. }l. Mitchell: Oorge Hoadley. loader of tho opposition proposed, seconded by A. r. Kwlng that the bill be re-committed to the committee of the whole house, for the purpose , of considering tho following iinicndmPnts thereto. (\i By adding to the title o! the said bill the words "For patriotic purposes." , (2) By adding to section thereof the following words, "But such proceeds shall be deemed to be raised exclusively for patriotic and relief purposes'arising out of the misting state of win-, mid the Lieut. Oovernor-in-| council may upon the recommendation of the treasury board authorize tho expenditure of such monies In grants to the Canadian Patriotic fund or to the furthering of any plana or schemes which may hereafter be derived to give, assistance to returned soldlerr." There was no discussion on the amendment and the house divided with the following rosult: | For-Davis, Ewing, Hoadley, Crawford, Stanley, Kemmis, Barker, Wilson j Lundv. Gilmour. Cunningham, Mrs.! McKinney, Weir.-13. Against-Doyle, Garlepy, Stewart. Mitchell, McLean. Smith, MacKay, I Lessard,' Boudreau, Left IngwelL Woolf, Pingle. JIcColl, Turgcon, Eaton, 'robin.' Montgomery, McDonald, Mc-Naughton. McCallum, Kbbett, Morke-berg. Skeldlng, Atkins. Rao, State, Prndden, Miss MacAdama, Pearson, Ross.-;!0. j Committee of Supply When tho house was in committee of supply the opposition by Mr. Ewing ami Mr. Hoadley criticized the creation of a sub-judicial district at Camrose, and principally in connection with the payment of fivo rnoftths salary before provision was made for the work of the district. It was contended that there was no justification for such proceeding. Mr. Mitchell said that the creation of this sub-district wns preliminary to the readjustment of the judicial districts of the province. Hat Court House Capt. Pingle, Redcliffe. called attention to the location of tho court house in Medicine Hat, and to the inconvenience of It through its proximity to tho railway, a mattor which ho said was complained of by lawyers, and nveryono having business to transact there. lie dirt not. want the government at the present time to incur the expenditure of erecting a building, but a placo could bo rented that (would be more suitably situated for the administration of justice. Hon. C. R. Mitchell said he was well aware of tho misuitabillty of tho,location of tho court housoat Medicine Hat, and would again call the attention of the minister of public works to the subject. Consolidate Statutes Mr. Ewing, raised tho question of tho consolidation of the statuses and impressed tho inconvonienco the public and the lawyers were experiencing through no steps having been taken in this direction as had boen promised. Hon. A. G. MacKay said that they - should' begin with the ordinances of l!t05. All the ordinances and statutes could be consolidated into two volumes, and it. was not to tho credit of the government that it had not been done. James Weir, moving the adjournment of the house called attention to the few meetings of the public accounts that had been held during the session. . 1 This'was one of the most important committees of the legislature, the public, were interested. in how their money was Being expended, and it was only through this committee they eould get the information. "I un not saying," stated the member for Nanton, t'that there is anything it is necessary to hide but thiB committee should meet moro frequently. In other provinces the government so provides that the committee can meet every morning of the seB-Niou so that the public accounts can he given to the public, and tho public may know something of what they have to pay:" D. H. ELTON Who after six yearn' service has resigned the post of Police Magistrate here. DIM UK TO ENG.TELLSTRUTH Fastens Guilt of Starting War on His Own Government By Undeniable Evidence In His Memorial DOCUMENTS ARE A SEVERE INDICTMENT OF KAISER'S GOVT. BOMBARD .� -i'iii:i!is with !' ' :::ns;e can- '. lion has been in. . Mi" ,'iirnin for- s'-vi.-ral da;,' J Tin: number vjiiiriii: is O E Will Confine Attention to Law Practice-Successor Not Named (COJSXIJiUED ON FaOH Cj, Police Magistrate David H. Klton has resigned and his resignation has been accepted by the department to take effect on April 1st. The announcement was made this morning. 'Kbr more than, six years Police Magistrate Elton lias dispensed justice in the city police court, and for one year, In the police court established at A. P. y. headquarters on the organization of that force more than a year ago. This Is by far the longest term for which' any one" mar. has ever held this important- post, and during that time he has given his decision on hundreds of cases. Despite the very large number of cases on which he has been called to adjudicate in that long period, Mr.,Elton can point to the fact that less than ten appeals have been made from his judgments which have resulted In reversal of judgment. Reasons For Resigning Mr. Elton advances two reasons for his resignation. One is that the volume of work of the post will be vert greatly increased by a decision to saddle police magistrates and justices of the peace with civil jurisdiction and small debt procedure up to $50. The other reason is that, by the laws of the province, police magistrates, their partners and clerks, are prohibited from taking any criminal work of any nature anywhere in the province of Alberta. This has been a great handicap .restricting Mr. Elton's private practice to cases of a purely civil nature, resulting in losses to him much larger than the salary of the magistracy. In giving up his post therefore Magistrate Elton will be in a position to take greater care of his increasing practice and also to branch out into the" wider field. That his services during his six years of office have been appreciated own letter rlcetyed by hira from the department: Dear Mr. Elton: I au very sorry indeed to learn of your desire to resign as Police Magistrate on the 1st of April next, and regret that it is not possible for you to reconsider this. Your conduct as Magistrate) has been above reproach, and so far as this Department Is concerned no criticism can be made, on the contrary I have every reason to assure_ you that your work as such Magistrate has been to the entire satisfaction of the Department, and that under no clrcuniBtanoos would your resignation be accepted except at your urgent request. Yours Tory truly, (Signed) A. O. BROWNING, Deputy Attorney General. Successor a Local Man Mr. Elton's successor has not yet been named but' It. Is understood a local man who has long beon "connected with legal circles is most likely to be named. STRIKERS RIOT Kansas City, Mo., Star. 28.-Dawn today found the downtown district of Kansas City patrolled by members of the National Guard to prevent a repetition of rioting and wrecking of business houses that marked the first night of the general strike of union workmen In the city called yesterday in sympathy with the Btriking laundry workers. Three alleged strikers were shot and seriously wounded, one probably fatally, in attacks on laundry plants last night. Tho strike leaders claimed approximately two thousand persons hud walked out' Stockholm. March 2S.-Anglo-German negotiations concerning the Berlin-Bagdad railway and German naval and commercial jealousy of Great Britain' are touched upon in further sections of the personal memorandum written by Prince Lichnowsky. German ambassador'at. London at the outbn.-ak of tho war. Excerpts from the memorandum are being published by (he J'oljfilceii and alrea.iy have brought the prince mm disfavor in German official circles because of his Trank' statements on German diplomacy, which he did not intend to be made public. friuce Lichnowsky aft.-;!" describing efforts to scr-ure a better understanding between Germany and England and the negotiations over the Anglo-Gernian treaty refers to the so-called Bagdad railway treaty. This aimed in fact, at a division of Asln-Minor into spheres of interest although. the prince writes, this expression was carefully avoided in consideration of the rights of the Sultan of Turkey. Sir Edward Grey, then British for eign secretary, declared i-epeatedlj that tlrbro was no agreement between England and France aiming at a div-. ision of Asia-Minor. The greatest' concession that Sir Edward made t^ Prince Lichnowsky personally, it ip declared, was for the continuation of the railway into Basra. By this treaty the whole of Mesopotamia up to Basra became a^German zone of interest by which all British rights nnd the question of shipping on the Tigris were left untouched. The British economic territories, the prince adds, included the coasts of the Persian Gulf and the Smyrna-Aden railway, the French territory railway, the French territory with Syrian and Russian Armenia. Had the treaty been conclud ed and published, ho continues, an agreement, would have been reached with England which would have finally ended all doubt of the possibility of Anglo-Overman co-operation. Naval Activity Referring to the difficult question of German naval activity, the prince says It was never judged quite correctly. The cheation of a mighty fleet on the other shore of the North Sea and the simultaneous development of the continent's most important military power into a most important naval power, ho declares, bad at least to be recognized by Great Britain as uncomfortable. To maintain the necessary lead and to preserve the supremacy of the seas which Great Britain must havo. in*or-der not to go down, the prince adds, she had to undertake preparations and expenses which weighed heavily on the tax-payers. The threat against British world preparation wns that the German policy permitted the possibility of a wnr-like development to appear. This possibility, the prince asserts, was obviously near due the Morrocau crisis and the Bosnian question. The powers had become reconciled to the German fleet in its definite strength. Obviously It was not welcome to Great Britain and the prince declares, constitute one of the motives, hut neither, the only, nor most important motive, for England Joining hands with Russia and France. Could Have Remained Friends . On account of the German fleet alone, the prince says, Great Britain would hove drawn tho sword as little as on account of German trade, "which it in pretended called, forth her Jealousy and finally brought about war." From the beginning Prince tlfchnbwsky says he adopted the standpoint that in spite of the fleet it would be possible to come to a friendly understanding if the Germans did not propose new votes of credit, and above nil, if the Germans did carry out. an indisputable peace policy. The prince adds that he avoided all montion of the German fleet and never a word was .uttered concerning it between himself and Foreign Secretary Grey, who he says, declare A on one occasion at a cabinet meeting: "The present German ambassador has never mentioned the fieot to me." During the prince's term of office, Winston Spencer Churchill, then first lord of the admiralty, raised the question pf the so-called naval holiday, proponing it for financial reasons as much as on account of the pacifist inclinations of his'party. Churchill wanted a pause of one year In building ships. Officially, tho prince -adds, the suggestion was not supported by Secretary Grey and he never spoke to'Lichnowaky about it, although Churchill did on repeated' occasions. ITALIAN FRONT Rome. March 1; - Our artillery yesterday engaged kilumetrrs to a depth of ihren kii-cinotrl.-i southward of Xoyon. Berlin, Mar. 28.-Troops of the German T'towti Prince haririK penetrated to a depth of sixty kilometres miles) from St. Qnentin, across the Somme, have captured Mont Didier, says today's official report. Request From Overseas Authorities Will Be Filled at Once Ottawa. Mar. 28.-Militia headquarters makes the following announcement: A request has been received by cable from the overseas authorities for ths immediate organization and despatch overseas of a Canadian tank battalion, consisting of 87 officers and 700 other ranks, a certain proportion of whom must have certain t'echni-. cat and. mechanical'qualifications. The formation of this unit will be undertaken at once and arrangements are under way. by which it is hoped that personnel of the kind required for this work can be obtained with the least possible delay. Lieut. Colonel R. L. Denison, lately commanding the Machine Guns Corps in Canada, has been selected to command the unit. Officers desfrfng appointment to the tank battalion should forward their names with' a statement of their previous service Immediately to the general officer commanding their respective districts by whom they will be transmitted to the adjutant general, militia headquarters, Ottawa. WON'T MEET RU8S. COUPONS London. March 28.-The British government announces that after April 1, it will not provide funds to meet coupons on Russian government bonds. The Russian revolutionary government having declined to meet the payments the British government although under no obligations, has done so hitherto. ? NO PAPER GOOD FRIDAY. Tomorrow being Good Friday and a public holiday, there will be no issue of the Herald. Special war bulletins will be received between 9 and 10 in the morning and 1 and 3 in the afternoon. Drastic Regulations Are Put in Effect Governing Eating in Public Places Ott.iwa, Mar. 27.-A radical change in restaurant regulations has been ordered by the Canada Food Hoard and except for certain clauses, goes into force at onca These regulations contain many additional clauses and are more drastic than anything of the kind known in Canada heretofore. They apply to public eating places of all kinds, including hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, clubs, dining cars and steamships ov any place wherever meals or refreshments to the number of 24 or more per day are sold or served to persons other than members of the family or household of the proprietor. I * After these regulations ha'4e become familiar to the public as applied to public eating places, it is the intention of the board to have similar regulations, insofar as they are applicable, put into effect for private householders. The board also gives notice that on nnd after June 1. 11)18 no person shall operate a public eating place without having first, obtained a li- cense from the Canada Food Board. These regulations do not apply to military, lumber, logging, mining, construction and fish curing camps and hospitals. * The Regulations The following is a detailed summary of the most important of the new regulations: Beef and veal may be served at ey-ening meal only. n No beef and veal may be served on Wednesday or Friday. Pork may be served at noon tneal only on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and on Monday and Saturday. Pork may not be served on Wednesday or Friday at any meal. No wheat or wheat products shall be served at the midday meal. Substitutes shall be served whenever white bread is served. No public eating house shall serve more than one ounce of wheat bread, or any product made wholly or in pan of w\ieaten tlocr, between the hours of 5.30 a.m. aud 10 a.m.; li.30 ICONTJNUED ON PAGE SIX). London. March 28.-Prisoners and machine guns h;ive been captured hy the British, the War Office annc^.c-s. The fighting continues fiercely on both banks of the Homme. VIOLENT FIGHTING Parirf, March 2S.-Fighting was continued with violence yesterday evening and last night on iiie battlefront the War Office announced today. HAND-TO-HAND Paris, March 28.-Blocked on (he Lassigny and Noyon fronts and on the left bank of the Oise, the Germans last night threw forward important forces in the region of Mont Didier, the. War Office announced today. Here the fighting rapidly took on extraordinary ferocity. French regiments fought hand-to-hand with the enemy and inflicted heavy losses. Finally the French fell back to the heights immediately to the west of Mont Didier. British Army Headquarters in France, March 28.-News received from the extreme right, wing ia that the allies are holding well. j FRENCH OFFICIAL Paris, March 28.-The French official statement reads: "The battle was fought with sustained violence yesterday evening and last night- The Germans, blocked by the valiant French troops and cruelly punished before the Lassigny and Noyon fronts and tUe left bank ot the Oise River, concentrSted all their efforts on the French left, and threw forward-important forces in the region of Mont Didier. "At this point the engagement soon developed an unheard of ferocity. French regiments fighting hand-to-hand inflicted heavy losses upon their assailants and did not falter. Finally they withdrew in good order to the heights immediately to the west of Mont Didier. "There has been intermittent cannonading on the remainder of the front," STANDING FIRM London, Mar. 27.-The British front is standing Ann along the whole line, which,appears to be the strongest it baa ocenpied since the battle began, says Reu-ter's correspondent with the British headquartert In France. Even, at points where the line, Is not strong, the correspondent adds, it is being held in a very orderly manner alike of men and guns, and nowhere is showing UJ signs of enforced retirement. The enemy, says the correspondent, attacked at various points today, Dut from all reports these have made no progress. British airmen report the whole enemy front areas to be black with troops. This morning the jenemy opened a heavy bombardment on the British defenses east of Arras. An attack is developing In this � section. Repeated atttacks were made by the enemy along the valley of the Somme, In the neighborhood of Beaumont-Hamel, Puisieux and Moyenneville. They were repulsed. OFFICIAL REPORT London, March 28.-The official statement follows: "Severe fighting took place again yesterday evening and during the night astride the Somme and northward from Albert to Boyeilea. Repeated attack^ were made by the enemy along the valley of the Somme and in the neighborhood of Beau-mont-Hamel, Prulsieux and Moyenneville. They were repulsed. We captured u. number of prisoners and a number of machine guns. 'The fighting is continuing fler-, cely on both banks of the Somme. "This morning the enemy opened a heavy bombardment, of our defenses east of Arras and an attack is developing in this sector." The reference in the official British statement to an attack east of Arras evidently means that the Germans have widened their battle front and are delivering a new stroke on the north. The^battle was begun last week on a front extending as far north aB the River Scarpe, the junction of which with theKbattle line is almost due east of Arras. No fighting north of the river has been reported: The attacks which are developing today, may mark the beginning of the second phase of the battle. German, military writers in the last few days have been hinting that surprises were in store for the British and there has been much discussion of the. possibility of a German drive for the coast, with the channel ports of Calais and Dunkirk as the objective^ 42 0575 ;