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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Till TO THE THE FRONTHELP THE A HcmW VOLUME ALBEiRfAi MAY t918 K 120 Supporters of Believe They WHl Have Majority on Maurice Affair EXPECT LLOYD GEORGE WILL BE ABLE TO GIVE A CRUSHING RESPONSE t u T May Lloyd George viaid that If Aaqulthe motion Aequith would be reeponelble for tho conduct of the May The Irish Nation according to Tho Dally decided officially Wednesday night hot to participate in the proceeding In Barliament If this Informa tion Is accurate a substantial major ity for the in the event ot a would seem to bo as UNIONISTS TO SUPPORT At a meeting of the Unionist War Commit tee it was decided to support the Government in the event of a divi sion the Maurice It is un derstood that the Liberal War Com mittee has similarly Labor ites arc undecided b a tore the The Nationalist members who are In are not expected to return It is understood that tho proposal for the appointment of a judicial tri bunal has beeti andthat the House will debate Ity of setting up n select committee of the Commons to Investigate the 4 tire Withdrawal of MijoTOenwral Maurice from tie War TOTf THe Times says fiewas It adds tttat ft is understood that pending his ap pointment to a post In the general was allayed to retain his pay and continue to work In colla boration with MajorGeneral Rad his successor as chief direc tor of military NATIONALISTS May Irish Nationalist says a despatch to The Times from are Halting tho most lively interest in the parliamen tary Nationalists obviously praying for a transfer of the Govern ment to hands which would refuse to enforce conscription in Intense The intense in terest In tho crisis brought about by the letter of Major General Maurice is reflected in the news They give much prominence to tho of todaya doings in the House of Commons and the at titude of political parties toward Government and General re and speculate upon the probafcle the newspapers again deal with the ache dule very Government Opinion is general that it former Premier Asquith forces his motioa to have a select committee investigating the charges against tlve Gov ernment hy General Maurice to a divi the Government will obtain a which some conwnentors be lieve will bo differs as to how far this will satisfy the Some hold that a verdict by the House of Commons in support of the Government will com pletely Ylnijlcata the Government and crush what they call tho intrigue of the Asqulthan Others say that such verdict will prove nothing except reluctance to oust the Govern ment at a critical leaving the main question Muit Clear It The latter view Is voiced by Tho Daily while predict ing a parliamentary victory for tho possibly by a large ma lays this would Indicate noth ing more than reluctance by the Com unons at a moment of national peril to overthrow the while no definite and acceptable alternative It adds that such victory can not he a straight forward verdict on the merits of the Tho ft ought to ha disproved tionclijslvely or tba affected ministers ought to leave As it con cludes The the Govern ment will continue in but will continue subject to doubts of tha gravest Expects Crushing The pally on the other lias 110 doubt that tho minis terial reply will be complete and crushing and says that if no vote of censure is it will be a aalu tory warning to tho spirit of person al factiousness and partisan bitter The Telegraph adds There has heeo more than enough of his employing ot ot lioers who havu had cllffJcultlaa with the Government as stalking borauu OK OJ HUGE 8EHVICE EF INTERCESSION fit Queens April prayers wore offered for success of the Allied Failure to Produce Success is Turning Even the Kaiser Against Him May Influen tial In the German supporters of General Von the former chief of are agit ating against Field Marshal Von Hlndenburg on the ground that the German suocessts on the west ern front have not reached expec to In The Hague transmitted tinder re serve by correspondent of the Dally Another accord ing to appear to have some foundation Is a sharp conflict of opinion arisen between Field Marshal Von GeneralLudsndorff and tha Crown Prince on one side and Chancellor Von Meriting and Foreign Von Kuehl mann on the The eanelderablc is safd tcrtiave Incllnedto Von Hert llngo although Rapid Progress oh Con sideration of the Tax Resolutions May The debate name to a close ht U oclock Tho house Immediately went Into com mittee on the formal resolutions cov ering the various taxation proposals of the Rapid progress was there beingHUle disposi tion on the part ot the members to discuss the When the ten per cent duty on tea was under Mao replying to a question by Lomleux said the government did not propose to a preference to tea grown in British Tho he had been imposed purely for purposes of there was much to be said in favor ot a pref erence for British grown nor mal the growers would ontain little advantage from such a prefer ence at present owing to the lack of Bhlpplng The matter might well be at the next the minister A feature ot the debate was the apeenh by Colonel in which favored a ten per cent in crease in tariff He com plained on the ground that budget was of a free complexion be cause it was proposed to raise so much money by direct BRITISH IY No Danger of Them Breaking Their The Foreign Minister Premier Borden It Plain No Exemptions Granted in This Class May a scattered and broken overwhelmed because not should return to would profit little to tell them that while they were being decimated our production had been largely In these words the Prime in a statement issued sums up the situation at the front in its relation to the order in council cancelling the exemp tions of class one men between 20 and 22 years of age THE The statement reads Since the passing of the order in council of April empowering the Gov ernor in Council to call out men stipulated regardless of exemp tions granted or claimed numerous representations have been received by members of the Government ox presing the vitw that the proposed action will prejudicially aftect the production in certain Such representations have bsen received from those engaged in in in the prbdifction otA muni tions of in ship in trans portation and other activities that are important If not essential for war The Government weighed most carefully all these con siderations the policy above sot With of Interfering as little as poWlble with production and of providing of vvho would he most readily available and would be most efficient for rein forcing the Canadian army in It WHS lit the first instance to call out meit from 20 to 22 both The importance of production in the essential industries and especially in muni tions and in building is fully re but all production is of no avail unless the Canadian forces in France are sustained by adequate re such aid is ncJt af forded the line cannot hold and if the line is nflt hold our production will in the end insure to the advan tage of Germany rather than of the Allied Mutt More than Canadians are exposed to attack by overwhelming numbers and will be so exposed until the termination of the terrific struggle1 on March 21 which will continue for months and yfhicli may be decisive of the scattered arid broken oYjerajhelmed because not return It would profit tell them that while being decimal production had been largely Those who have not been in close touch With the purpose of the Ger man offensive may fall to realize the tremendous development of sub marine war which would undoubtedly take place it certain channel ports Into German What GONtlNUED ON PAOK 3 BELIEVE DAYS OF BRITISH May neuters Ot tawa was officially an nounced iu an exchange ot tele grams between Baron the new Japanese Minister of Foreign Af and Sir Oonyngliam British the Japanese minister reiterates the determination of the Japanese Government to stand by the AngloJapanese alliance and adds that he shaves implicit faith of predecessor tn officia in the final victory of common n reply Ambassador Uveen assured the Foreign Minister that the British Government will coutiuuo to regard tlie alliance as the corner of the relations uniting the twp and concludes by saying ed of Foreign Minister OOKH sup hu looks fonyacd renewed confidence to linj triumph of lie common New May Associated Press cable from London today says Although the indications are that the government will weather todays storm it is interesting to note first time in the history of Lloyd Georges inspir ed intimations appear in that portion a the press which supports Former Premier Asquith that in tho event of the government being there an alternative government ready to step into the It is confidently declared in the same quarters that even should the ministry survive its days are On the government it is assert ed the premier has a complete answer to the accusations of General Maurice and that thff debate will not turn on technical but will be what in described as an open dissection of tho merits of the with certain important disclosures relating to the extension of the British front in France by tho Fifth It is understood that both Premier Lloyd George and Chancellor Bonar Law wiV make comprehensive state replying seriatim to all of Gen eral Maurices leaving it to Asuutth if he considers their action unsatisfactory to push his motion to u Meetings of tlie Unionist and lib eral war committees were held last night and it is understood both de cided to support tho The Labor party decided to await the trend of the Among the minor points that have arisen is the authorized statement that General Maurices letter was not shown previous to its publication to any soldier or The ivnti government press contends thut this rules out the allegations of collusion between General Maurice and AB OUT OF May King Con of undergone an operation in u Zurich hospital and Is now out of it is that ills convalescence will be SAMMIES FELL VICTIMS TO HUNS With the American Army in May American patrol on the Toul sector fell vic tim to a silent enemy ambush some time last The Ger mans evidently used bayonets and the butts of their The Am ericans went out early in ev ening and nothing further was heard of them until another patrol happened to cross the spot where the others had been Not one shot was fired during the as far as was Appeal To Not to Enforce Act Which Would Only Mean Tragedy May joint committee of the Trades Union Congress and Labor party has sent a strong appeal to tho Government against enforc ing conscription in It says in part It miust lie clearly evident to the Government that an attempt to on force conscription would moan not only of blood of thous ands of Kngltshmen and but also the of a huge permanent army of occu pation in every sol dier is needed on the western front yet the Government Is proposing a course which would involve the with drawal of hundreds of thousands of soldiers to aid tho civil war which will outrage ihe conscience of the civ are scattered ow the wide America and in the Dominions of Great Uri tain besides large numbers on e western The tragedy can not be local or confined to It may easily be the beginning of a world tragedy in which our last hopes of a fairer future will be ex With all theso facts and terrible anticipations in we confidently Bppeal to the Government to imuiu i telio the necessary ateps to appalling which now PUT OUT BY SUBS More Than This Number Suc cessfully Attacked By Allied Submarines Germans Repulsed In Attacks on the British Line on Flanders Front Germans Gained Slightly in Attack on Flanders Front But Were Quickly Repulsed by British Counter Attack French Front Bombarded Heavily by Enemy HEAVY FIGHTING CONTINUING ALONG THE BRITISH DRIVEN OUT IN SHARP SUCCESS IN ITALY May than forty German warships have been at tacked successfully by This was disclosed by an official British statement received here and made public today by the committee on public Various exploits of individual are In many instances the submarine commanders have treaded mine fields to seek out their Most of the battles narrated in the review were with German destroyers which had sallied forth presumably on raiding but in one in stance a submarine commander told of Righting four dreadnoughts of tho kaiser class off the Danish and of discharging torpedoes at two of The submarine submerged as the torpedoes were but from the sound of explosions which the commander he concluded that two of the battleships The submarine was by German rising to the surface to oBseryik the effects of its OP TWO The last issue the AlbertaGaz ette contains notice of the appoint ment of Wallace as clerk of the district court The comes as a result of the appointment of the former as police Wallace has been supreme court clerk here since the establishment of the judicial dis and giving him the two posi tions theattorneygenerals depart ment isfollowing out the rule laid which has been followed for some that one man shall bo clerk of both May a counter attack delivered last night by the British troops the Germans were driven from the portions of the allied front line they had tered on the Flanders front In the La ClytteVoormezeefe sec the War Office announced to May pro gress was made last night by the British on the front east of Amiens between the Somme and Ancre Yesterdays attack on the Flan ders line was carried out by two German Heavy casual ties were inflicted upon by the British A new German attack was made this morning on the Flanders front north of The enemy pressed back the British line slightly at one CANADIAN SUCCESS Canadian Army Headquarters in May the Can adian Overseas yesterday morning strong raiding partiet of Nova FRENCH AIRMANS WONDERFUL RECORD Par May five minutes on leading French brought down his thirty thirdand thirty fourth German machines and damaged another which undoubtedly will be placed to his On Sunday he knocked out two other enemy airplanes which have not yet been officially during his three years of air has been wounded seventeen times and has served on fiftytwo bombing May weather dur ing the last twenty four hours has been partly cloudy and cool through out the Alightfrost In all sec tions last night was frightfulnesw as iu Franco jjJnd Belgium been the sub of a German warningto neutral nations ot the fate which they may expect if they take up arms against tho Central if there are any still thinking of siding with the Al let them take a warning from the fate of says the warn It is in the form of a which recites the amount ot booty seized in France and the number of churches and de the money wrung from the stricken and the deliberate mistreatment of British prisoners of German propagandists have flooded Spain with this document printed 1n and copies have the possessionof State Depart Having established its German the department last nigtit made a public x WILL DISSOLVE PRUSSIAN DIET May Von the German Im perial Chancellor and Prussian has decided to dissolve the Prussian If the third reading of the franchise reform Is the Cologne Gazette A GREAT May aviation has suffered a great IQSS in tho death within a few daya of three who between them had accounted for more than fortyfive Vith sixtean Germans to his was killed while with thirteen was killed in the of the Somme Captain Mlef fre met death while an in fantry attack from a very low alti He waJ struck hy a machine guu bullet fired from the THE FUNDS NEED YOUR DOLLARS Those who have not yet subscribed to the fund shouldnot any further time in doing The war fundof the association is in great need of and no one doubts the Immense good that is at the front by the in uup plying comforts and conveniences for the soldiers inthe it is an immense factor in keeping up tho fighting spirit of the as testified to hy No matter what sum is up to the set for Lethbrldge dis onethird it will go to the war fund and twothirds to the local in stitution fundAH pver the wised wjll go to war Alexander re the following wire Sliurpo today May 1018 Harry Last nights total iu theRed Trian gle campaign for Alberta as anuounc ed by provincial director amounted to eightyone thousand dol with returns very incom Calgarys total at noon was thirteen thousand enthusiasm everywhere is gaining in intensity and if cities do their share the provincial quota will be Canadas total little over a million at noon on Scotia and New Brunswjck troops entering the enemy out post lines at NeuvilleVitassc Inflicted many casualties on the Boche and in addition captured some prisoners and two machine They retired after a successful operation with very slight ON FRENCH May artillery fighting on both sides of the Avre on the front below is reported in todays official The text of the statement reads Spirited artillery fighting occurred last night north and south of the German attempting to approach our lines in the gion of Campbelle Staignan were There is nothing to re port from the remainder of the ON ITALIAN May ful raids in the last week with the capture of a few prisoners and also several destructive ar tilery bombardments are ed in an official statement issued last midnight on British opera tions on the Italian British it is since the last have sev enteen hostile airplanes and lest Important military tar gets tire rear of lines werep bombed Fighting With British Army May was stiil in this morning Vierstraete on the front Southwest of At one time the British were forced back slightly by machine gun All the the original ap peared to bo again in the handsof the defenders in the yoormezeele La Clytte While forces on the right and left of the raiders provided artillery demonstrations which increased the confusion of the enemy and ed his our under cover of an intense shrapnel barrage from our field supported by our heav ies and stokes machine ad vanced against the enemy outpost in seven The was carried out at three jvith only flares to break the intense and with the ground deep iri mud from the heavy was disappointing in only one reluctance ol the enemy to Except in only a few instances the Hun left his out post line and made a hasty retreat for the Rushed Machine Our men struggled over the muddy Progress was slow but The first after advancing 150 held up by wire was unable to cut completely when our to retire was The second party gained the support line but the enemy made a hurried A third party found two dead but no live next group had better En countering a machine gun post with a garrison of throe men they rushed All the Germans In it were killed same who bayonetted two and shot the The machine gun was brought back to our This party con tinued advance further into the village where it met a strong enemy party in a wall wired A hot fight in which bombs were freely a short time no fewer than twelve direct with bombs weve registered against the The officer in charge ot one of the some dis tance info the but all lie saw was one Boche running Near the BeaurainsNeuville Vitasse two enemy garrisons offered Ntt stout resistance until all were killed and we had captured their ma chins All the other positions occupied by the Huns were evacuated on the ap proach of our other raiding Two prisoners taken were found hid ing in shell Eight minutes after they had mov ed our men hav ing accomplished the end which was to secure BANK HOLIDAY Arbor will a bank holiday in the and all bunks will be ft ;