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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME MAY 1918 131 Maurice Is Now on Half Pay WKich is Meagre for Large HIS MISTAKE HAS ENDED A BRILLIANT CAREER IN THE ARMY May curiosity lias been voiced as to tho punishment to be meted out to General Maurice for having written tho notorious letter for which he was reduced to half pay and retired from the v Even added Interest is expected to result from the announcement last night thatthe of ficer who made such a vigorous at tack on Lloyd Georges government is to become military correspondent of the Daily A retired army officer today sum med up the situation in the following statement deneral Maurice received one of the severest castigations the house of commons ever inflicted on any public servant Und condemnation by the army council leaves a blot upon his mili tary With his large family Ills reduction to half pay will place him in rather straitened circumstan He had high promot ion and increased He will lose the chance of a large May Daily Chron icle today publishes MajorGeneral Maurices first under the cap tion A Personal General Maurice deal with two points Ili the premiers comments on liis Concerning the Ver sailles to discuss the taking over of tho French General Maurice says I Accompanied the British repre to Versailles and pres ent at the first meeting of this ses sion supreme war Dur the jneeUngs after the first I Was in council chamborKhd inthe intervals between the meetings was engaged on work in connection withthe questions undei I that my statement that 1 was at Versailles wt the time was Concerning the premiers question why I did not criticize ministerial statements beforeileft Gen eral Maurice I was as some the house when the premier made his speech on April That was tho day the enemy attack in Flan ilers Between then and April when I handed over my wprk to my I was very much occu pied with my duties and part of the time I was in I had no leisure 1o do more than glanco jvt the prem jers I did notice a statement about tho forces in Egypt and but that did not seem to me to warrant my calling attention toit at a time when everybody was very much occupied with other 1 left the War Office on April 20 on leave and then lor the first time read a full report of the was while I was on leave that I heard of Bonar Laws answers to questions in house of commons on April I returned to London on April 29 and read thereport of the parlflhientary It was not till then tMat I formed a definite opin ion that Bonar Laws and the premiers statement twhich I ques taken put upon sold responsibility which in my judg should bo borne by ministers tind it appeared to me as a matter of Urgency tocorroct that Wrote to Successor I wiote the following April lifter I had left to my late the chief of the Imperial point Ing out that statements made by the premier and Bonar were in I had made up my mind be fore then that action part was i I waited for a reply until May General Maurice before Binding my tho and that 1 conceived to bo as long as I could wait because I had been warned to expect orders to KO to France on or after May I did not wish to make such charges xon the evo of leav ing the AH the suggestion had been made that 1 worked in con cert or collusion with other soldiers or with opponents of the government in parliament in the I wish to say that I actpd entirely and that the responsibility of what 1 did is mine Nothing was further from my mind than to servo any par tiwn or political Repudiates Accusation General Maurlco prelficeK his per sonal explanation by repudiation of tho accusation that htcis a disgruntled turned out of u 1 been promised important em ployment in General which all things I most That is all behind and I have left the service I I therefore made a very real sacrifice unit I hope it was not in I appealed to parliament to order an investigation into my latest state I failed my appeal and my case has Qot been The ex planations referred to In the official note of my retirement hud roforencu fWlv lo u breach in discipline to which HUNS SELECT KINGS FOR CAPTURED LANDS Austrian German emperors at their meeting at German great head German newspapers according to in Exchange Te legraph deeppHtcK from Copenha selected monarch for Lith Esthonfa and Sentenced To Death May who was director of the suppressed Germanophlle newspaper Bonnet was condemned to death today by court martial for trea The six other defendants were sentenced to imprisonment for terms of from two to ten INMCHESOONT PEACE OFFER OF Canadian Army Headquarters in Jlay the Canadian Overseas the Canadian guns continue hammering the enemy day andnight our patrols and outposts continue The Canadian troops have found an opportunity during the hill in the battle for recreation and Despite the which has been unduly cold and wet officers and meit of the many units have succeedted during recent days in securing some measure of relaxa tion from the continuous months of At time the great battle may make an unprecedented demand on the troops but unfll that Can1 ada at home shouldTiot worry unduly over its men in Motneift Among of the corps has bijsertritflon of Mo thers Day on rCarfadfem officers Who in the moveirierir say that unprece dented demands made upon their special which waV placed at thedisposal the in their cantetens so that mothers at home might hear from their One hundred and fifty thousand specially printed sheets pa per were placed liri establish ments by the In addition special cards bearing a mes sage to mothers were printed by the and given tothe men to send The message which ex presses the unalterable determination of the soldiers of Canada to prosecute the war until victory it reads in part to It is really our mothers and our for whom we are When the of freedom Is ours we will come home and lay It reverently at your feet for it will be hallowed by the blood of many Then wo shall devote our lives In service in our country in the upbuilding of hap py homes and noble Pray for us that this high and holy vision may never fade our minds and that we may be given courage and pa tience to finish our What a glorious homecoming there will bo then we remain where we are fighting for our motherland Emperor Charles Letter Will Be Subject of Debate in BritishHouse HIS OFFER OF GREAT INTEREST TO THE BRITISH May recent moot ing of Emperor William and Emperor Charles is of absorbing interest to the British There are two view points which appear tyn the ment on the one as to tho immediate result of the conference and tlio other as to its future but both are of paramount import The fjjst is the effect which the meeting Is likely to have on mi litary whether another great blow at Italy may be expected to co incide with the daily anticipated re newal of the onslaught at the French also whether Austria can be pursuaded send troops to the western front to strengthen exhaust ed German The more distant outcome of the meeting and its cementing of a pollj tical and economic defensive alliance of the Central Powers is a realization that eventually must be faced in tho the Mittel Europa policy and it is argued that if this is natural reply of the entente nations would be1 the plac ing in operation at the Russians call ing for economic pressure against known as the Paris resolu tions because it is contended that only by the strongest economic pres sure could deal the greatest unit of power ever known in the worlds Comments from the Austrian news papers reaching transferred to confirm the opinion that thoal liance of tho Central Powers has been consolidated in an allembracingman Vienna aewgpapers are unani the yiesr multitude of enemies necessitates selfpreservation and demands that Germany and Aus triaHungary should givo their de fensive alliance a general They also emphasize that neither eirir pire will give up its military or economic The Frembenblatt lays that the powers are united for common de fense not only as against but also against any other powers which should attack either and adds that in accordance with the political deepening of tho measures will also be taken to pro vide that the military domain will guarantee compensation to the Ger man and AustroHungarian armies by which neither the individuality nor the organization of tho armies of Ger many or AustriaHungary will be i BOTCHER OF BEFORE A BIT OF THE BufOER O CUT COUPONS OFF THE SS1TM OF THE BUTCHER OF YESTERDAY AND the London Daily Full Horror of Atrocities In White Russia is Now Revealed May the course of an address last night Dominion fuel made public the text of a new order forbidding fuel dealers to supply or contract to supply anthracite ebal to any person until that customer has in his possession fifty per of his normal winter supply western coals or othercoal AIRPLANE MAIL SERVICE OPENS Washington Miiy plane mail service between Washington and New York went vjnto operation today the first mail by George left Potoinac for Philadelphia at President and WJluou witnessed the of pleaded I paid the penalty fer that breach of which deep re gret I fouml to and there la nothing more to be After the short 1 do not intend to reoueji the 41103 unlcgs invited Borden Deems it Inadvisable for Business of Session to be Interrupted May On motion to go into supply in tho a number of questions were including a proposal by Du that a French Canadian brigade should be raised for overseas Sir Robert Dorden expressed his sympathy with the and gave a practical promise that if the mili tary exigencies would permit of this would he Rodolphe Lomieux introduced a discussion in regard to alleged in justices in connection with the pur chase of thev situ of Camp Finally tho house wont into supply on the railway Refuse When Sir Hobort liordeu came to the house in tho afternoon he in regard to request of the farmers for a hearing before the he did not think it advisable at this stage of tho session that the houso should be interrupted in its It would he for somo of the farmers to confer with tho members after the adjournment for dinner at six The farmers did adopt this sug but arrived at the parliament buildings several thousand strong shortly before tho house had resumed its evening Hund reds of them occupied seats in the galleries but the great majority wore unable to secure entrance to the build After some negotiations with the through members of the Secretary of the far mers organization to the farmers that they would be unable to secure admission to the floor of par whereupon the majority re turned to the hockey arena where a further meeting WUSN held to Rou ters Limitedjit Russian government wireless message received here today reveals tlte full horror of the1 German atrocitiesin regions ft White fWays that trustwor thy produceddocumen tary told the violence of the pogroms and of the ex ecutions and savage methods of jleal Ing with the working as well theplundering and burning of Rus sian villages by German In the Bobrinsk the dis patch entire villages have been set afire and In the vil lage of a Uhlan patrol demand ed a contribution of severalthousand roubles nnd when the peasants had paid part of it and were uVable to pay more the surrounded the vil lage and bombarded In other women and who endeavored to es cape from were pursued by Uh lans and to pieces with swords or flogged with In one village an old Jew was first flogged and then hanged in the presence of all the vil Most savage acts were per petratedin Jewish All persons suspected of belonging to the Bolshevik in Mili uniforms were immediately A further group of facts concerns vtolenco done by the White al lies of the to the Russian inhabitants of espec ially in iSven twelve year old children have been Aj Viborg ohoWitness saw two hundred mainly Russian officers and mere school According to other wit nesses more than 600 persons were executed in two Largest Town in Cossack Terri tory is Freed of Ger mans French Capture Town in Successful Attack and British Improve the Line May Hie largest city in the Don Cossack was recaptured today by the Russian Soviet troops who drove the Germans The Germans who held Rostov for only a day are re The armistice Kursk front hastojeen extended onezh arid Don Martial law has been declared and the Soviet troops have been ordered to disarm the hands invading Russian territory despite the Disastrous Blaze at One Fireman Ship Burned May in tho Crmghlan ami Sons shipyards in False Creel did damage the ex tent of early this the estimate of members of that Flumes were discovered in the boiler rooms shortly after The lire was under at nnd practically out at six Fireman Cameron of 12 Hall was killed by the falling walls of the boiler house and there were several minor injurfes aniong the fire The steel steamer about twothirds completed was en gulfed The ways which are on piles fell through and the twisted by the Is now halt submerged in the water The hull or the steamer War Charger 011 ways still stands hut the plates are badly boiled by the The steamers War Camp al ready launched and at the fittingout wharf were towed into the stream and anchored The fitting out the boiler quarters and various other departments com pletely The buildings saved include the blacksmiths the plate the moulding the rolls and the 1 anil 2 On these ways only portions of keels Uud been WILL NEVER TOA PASI AT FRONT Lord Reading Warns People Not To Be Too Optimistic on War New be fore the New York Bar association i last night Earl Reading Darned his hearers not to have any false optim ism as regards the big battle now be ing in The crisis is not he and it never be passed until victory is He said that the recent cable issued at Ottawa regarding United States troops had never originated in tho British War Cabinet and continued Tho whole explanation of agree not a very satisfactory that there was a blunder committed by somebody at homo who was charg ed with tho duty of sending out the and in some way it was sent to Ottawa and in Ottawa they were quite justified in publishing it as It arrived and equally yaur press was justified in publishing they read PROTEST NEGROES ON FORCE PEACE Hope to Reach Channel Only Want Their Colonies Back May return of tho monarchy In Russia is unthink Adolph Russian ambassa dor at declared in a recent in terview given to the Berlin correspondent of tho Vienna News Jofte admitted that a govern ment of under artifi cial within the range of but never a return to the rule of an RAN steam er owned by the Reid Newfoundland Steamship ran ashore at Mistaken in a thick fog last according to a message from Cape re ceived by themarineand fish eries department here Mistaken Point IB on the New foundland coast between Cape Hacg and The Kthio is a passenger but no particulars are available whether she had any passengers1On board when she May pro test was sent to tho minister of labor at Ottawa last night by Victor business agent of tho Trades and Labor council against tho bring ing in of negroes from tho Unltorf Stales by the for service on its dining Ninetysix negroes arrived here according to and they are replacing the whlto labor on dining May Germans still are of the belief that they will be able to reach Engllfyi channel bar navigation of the waters and bom bard southern that then it will be easy to peace negotiat according to an the Politiken has had with a prominent German a member of the wlo requested that his name be not Ho added that the Ger man offensive thus far has proved a failure owing to the heavy losses and that tho German high command was waiting to obtain more Ger many had lost in wounded and made three million he Answering qqucstions about the opinion of tho reiclistag main commit tee on the situation on the westefn front and the end of the war the news papers informant said We have lost Including killed wounded and three million Do you think that wo intend to make foolish claims and send our children through another four years of war wo shall have en ough to do during the age of man to control tho new Russian countries and secure their mercantile and industrial Responsible German poli ticians only demand that the western powers shall give hack our There Is Little Change in uation on the Western Front CORELATION OF SUPPLIES FOR THE ALLIES ARRANGED May The German artillery fire increased this morn ing near south of Albert and in north of the War Office The statement followsr A raid attempted by the enemy last night north of Lens was We carried out another successful raid northwest of Rebecq Flan The hostile artillery wao active during the night in the valleys of the Somme and of Bethune and In the for est of Nieppe This mornings artillery activity creased southwest of Morlan court and north of FRENCH May French troops yesterday attacked German posi tions near on the frortt below and captured a wood on the west bank of the It is announced of The Germans made a counterattack and were beaten off with heavy During the night there was a violent bom bardment north of Mont Didier and between Mont Didier and The statement follows Dur ing the night there was a violent bombardment in the region north of Mont Didier and between Mont Didier and Late yesterday Prench troops made a vigorous attack on Ger ms n south of HajMfs captured B wood west of the notwithstanding determin ed resistance by the enemyThis mooting a strong counter attack They inflicted heavy losses on the The number of en Is 70 Including an officer An other enmy effort south of Rollol southeast of Mont Didier which was made after a heavy bopibard ment met with a North of the Chemin des the French repulsed a raiding enterprise directed against our small posts in the region of i is nothing to report else whera on the CORELATE May The according to the Daily partly as a result of representations by the particularly the United and has decided to establish a board to corelate supplies of everyj kind needed by the including raw materials fop manufacture and oils and r policy embodied In the decision BAILEYS APPEAL REFUSED May George Baileys appeal against the sentence of three months in the jail im posed upon him for having made state ments said to have been prejudicial to was dismissed by Judge Winchester yesterday afternoon pend ing an appeal for clemency to bo made by Baileys counsel to the minister of justice at THREATEN TO liny telegraphers in seven threaten ing strike at because the Western Union and Postal companies to discharge union ware appealed to by President enkamp last night W until Thurs when Hie decision of the War Labor Board in the controversy is May recently elected president of the Army aiid Navy Veterans Association of yutiterdny utterndon was unanimously first Idont of the liominlonwideorganiza tion which has bqen formed duringthe convention of veterans been in session in the city for the last two days and which will conclude its lab ors Colonel Cjeorge Carruthers of Winnipeg w4s nwdo first honorary president of new Evans of was unanimously chos en vice Provincial vicepresidents elected were British Ket Victoria Calgary Hug in a Winnipeg Major Hpth Ottawa Monti oul Prince Edward for a united control of the armies on the western May the meeting of Emperor William Emperor the Daily Chronicle apparently a step was taken toward formally defining and recognizing the subservient relations of tlva dual mon archy toward the Germdn An independent the newspaper is impossible chiefly because not one of its consti tuent nationalities wants The AnstroGernvan and Magyar domin ant minorities ruling over Slav ilies do not want any independent but on Germany can help tlienj their unnatural On the other the Czechs Slovaks and do not want a dual monarchy in any inde pendent or They want in dependent CzechSlovak and Slav Betvteen these two schools any attempt by Emperor Charles to roassert the independence of the Hapsburgs is doomed to fall Furtive offers from him to the allies of the kind of a peace ho would like to make have the same significance as would belong to his offers inadti from Munich and Dres v wo dd wsll to that all whether in enemy camps or in our own to trade on tho idea of AustriaHungary as a separ ate power ure profoundly AusirijHmigarlan independence is a phrase which has only one camouflage for German sov ereignty over Central PROPOSE May Caucasus government lias proposed peace lies Foreign Minister cheriu is informed by the Turkish acting Qer uany has Insisted that the send its delegatet to ;