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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 22, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta LK'HriiiUDGE, ALBERTA. AVI':i)\f.s[)AY. i-\lAY22, li)18 NUMHKl^ 137 LAY HELPLESS IN NORTH SEA with the Britlih Army In Fr�noe7%Vay 21.-To lay hclple�� on hia seaplane In the North Sea 'for RBven houra with a broken lea before he wna picked up, wa� tho experience of an American aviator attached to the British forcea. T+ie aviator, who coma* from New York State, was operating n seaplane off the Belgian coaat. He was brought down by hostile fire and his machine fell In iYie North Sea. After seven hours he was rescued and Is now recovering In a hospital. Borderb Considered Motion Was Really One of Want of Confidence THREATENED TO RESIGN BUT IS VICTOR ON VOTE Ottawa, May 2].--Wtlth Mio i)ubllo CallprioB pacliod find amid scenns of cxaltciiieiil till) ImuHO concluded tlio dehalo on llllos n tew ralniitRs before Uilanlght. Tlu! eiul camo after nn an-iiouiicomont, by Uie jireniler which no doubt had Uh offooi, on tlio division. Tbei-e lind bcGn a iiupslion of wliothei' nn adverse volo on a nub-amendment filibmilted by tlio proinler would be re-Kaj-ded u� a votn of nu confldonco. Borden Hands Out a Jolt On thI.h iiolni, Sir Jtobcrt iiiade hts position clear. "If," ho declared, "if lb 13 house (toe.s not. propoaa to accept tiifl cbolce which 1 bavo asked them frankly and with innchW'.rcfipect to )iuil:n l.Bliould coii.'iidur that I am re- OFFICER W1H[ mmmii London. Muy -'^..-Iipt- stories of how the MllUnry Cross was won aro now available. Captain IV'm. Kredoriclc AbbotI, attended and cleared the wounded for SB Iioura, malslns' repeated trips to tho front line. ^� Ciiptain RoKlnald Vernon Diackburn took cominatid of a newly captured lino whon other officers liad become ca.sualtlea, moving about for ZG hours under the lieaylest fire. Lieut. Percy Bonsall, nallwny Iroops,, completed a line broken in nine places under heavy tire, rcor-ganlzlnK his platoon continuously. Hcvnd frnn. n.y duty of carryinK on i '^".""'^ Cradbrooke, tliougli -----  - I wounded and stunned, took command tiny longer tho Kovernment of tlilrt country and I should ask His K.xoel-loucy, tlin (iovornor Goner.U.'to isouk other .ndvlsers. It eec-niH to mo that a Homcwluit peculiar courao has been jjursuc'.d by sumo lionoralile genlla-uion oir tills side of tho house in in-oulrin,'? of tlio leader ot tho opposition -as to v.-hother or not this motion was to bo, treated as a motion of want of contldenco. In my understanding of (ho course which is jiursued on siioh occasions, 1 have always understood tliat tliH leader of tho government Khould bo uskod with rdgard to that. And I cannot receipt ot a cable from the British mlntetry ot food, containing the news that nteat oconomleg In Canada and the United States have greatly relieved the nioat and bacon?�hort-age in Great Britain and have made possible tho restoration ot the normal compulsory ratlonlng.\ Tho necessity ot building up a reserve of food as a protection against the conlingoneieB Is einphafllzed, how-over, and it Is urged that there be no slackening in Canadian effort to provide' fuodatutfs for the "mother country." Tlui cable says: "Thanks to the aplondid re.^|)unae from Canada, and the United States tho shortage which was tlirealened in beet and Jjacon Is now jio longer aa Bertqus as It has been during recent weeks and the moat ration which was, reduced, from tlio working man's point ot view, almost to the vanishing point, ha.s now been restored to the normal amount under the compulsory rationing system. Supplies ot butter and cheese, however, ai'o still inadequate to moot tlie requirements but It IS'hoped that tho Imports from Canada wlU remove anxiety as regards our position In these commodities." . ; / BEAVERBBOOK ENTERTAINS AMERICAN UABORITES. 12 HUNS DOWNED London, May Ti.-Tho American In-lior ~ representatives, on iho ovo of thalr departure tor homo, havo de-cldotl not to send a labor mission to Italy. :i'hey were entertained at liiti-�| chcdii yoaterday by Lord Heaverl)roi)lc, (ilmncclior'uf the duchy at Lancaatur and hoad of tho dop'artineuL of propii-IfauU'u. ^ - ? London, May 22.~Twal've German alrplanea were brought down durliig Monday's air fighting; by British Hylators, while feuntiro accounted for another, and an nddlUonal two wore driven down oiit ot control. ; ' . Washington, May 22.-Holland has been notified by tho United Sta-tes government that her request for three ships now in American ports to carry, tho balance ot the grain promised her by President Wilson cannot be grant-ad, and that to prevent further delay In the movement of the grain Dutch ships should bo scut for it at once. Tho fact that this step had been taken became known soon after the receipt of press dispatches announcing that The Netherland government had proliiblted the departure ot Dutch ships from its ports. Officials were at a loss to understand tho meaning ot Holland's action, though It was.assumed that tho attitude of Germany^ was responsible. Moro than four hundred thousand tons ot Dutch shipping are idle In Dutch ports, according to information in the possession of tho state department. It is from this fleet bt tied up tonnage that the war trade board Isolds tho J5blps necessary to transport tho grain must bo talten. Huge Stores Waiting Fifteen thousand tons of cereals are now at ports'of oinbarkatioiv for.iiol-land. By the time ships cotnb for it there �will be enough to make up the thirty six thousand tons j�malnlu(f"to be supplied ot the fifty thousand tons proinisod. Holland has lieen warned tliat this supply cannot be maintained indefinitely. ^ To Norway / Shipmouls of the grain rations promised Norway under tho recent trade agreement lire going forward. Tho war trade lioard iuis to date granted liecenses for 15,000 tons of bread cereals to Norway and will soon have as much moro ready tor shipment, using up practically all of the Norwegian shipping still on this &lde of the Atlantic, London. May 22".-i Via Reuters Ot' tawa Agency)-The Times gives prominence to fuvtluT aut'.ientlcatcd atrocities, systomatir tortures and cold blooded murdc:-.; of lirilish prisoners In Germr.iif ianvliicli tho sum total ot tho evidt'iue is ineredihiy inhuman. There is tlin iuKlance of the British soldier at Miniion who was deliberately shot dead Ijoc.iu.ko a dozen Britishers did not want to drav,- the ration ot filthy, undr!iilial)le stuff served as coftee- At: .Alerzbcrg', a number nt seriously wounded and whoiiy unfit British soldiers were, aficr vain protests, forced to work twelve hours a day. Soon this did not f-the Germans who ordered tlic Uritisli to begin at four In the moniing. Tho men refused, but after brutal blows all except two gave in. Sentries with kicks ami blows drove tlio two recalcitrants over to the worlc. One ot tliese British soldiers held up i a badly wounded baud to .sliow flie sentries lie was unfit tor work. He was thereupon shot dead^and the body thrown aside into /^a dirty wash liouso. A German officer on a visit of inspection shook hands witli tlio murderer. The body was buried the followiner day in tho presence ot a crowd ,of jeering Germans.' At Schnoidniucai the British prisoners, without bills, iiad to live In liolos In the- ground which tho prisoners theimselvos dug. One morning at bread parade a sentry gavo an order to one of the Britishers which was not understood. The sentry rushed at the prisoner and struck him. the latter flioreupoii going to Ills hole in the grpinul. Tlie German officers then ordered that an,example be made ot this Britlsli prisoner, although he had coniniittpil no offence. He was captured and stripped to the waist and tied up to a barrel. Six Germans with thick wooden staves which are used tor hokliiig up barbed ^\1re beat; the prisoner for ten minutes over tiie hoad,and'bare back and the body. The prisoner, who was swooning, was liod up to a post and left there. Suhse-quentiy. u Goniiaii officer came up and 8tru(!k the prisoner wllli his sword and spat at him, calling liim "English swine." Tlio British prisoner never recovered, a fe\y weeks later dying, /md neutral ropresonla-tlves visiting tiio camp wore iuform-od that his deatli was from typhus. Many Died At Langonsaizn camp three hundred woimded British " soldiers arrived in tho night and wove hurled into a largo hut without Ijodding or blankets. By tlie next morniiiK five had died. The j'Qinainder wore taken out and loft in the sun for three hours, when seven moro died. Subsequently through cai-c.ulatod neglect and ill treatment fitly succumbed. Tho funerals at this camp from llio summer ot 1917 to the spring ot lOlS wore tho grossest scandal, and the details in ovldonco are too revolting tor publication. A Canadian Atlantic Porl, May 22. -A nii:i.siou from Denmarl! to llii^ I'nitcd States, iioadcd ijy .1. Olaii, (hief of the Danisli foreign trade dep^rl-ment arrived here tliis morning on lioard the steamsiiip Hciioiav from Copenhagen. It was . ruraorpd thai among the passeni>_^rK on lioard is A. I'. ICerensky, tho former premier of Russia. , Port authorities .Iiorc when aaked to confirm this report replied that tliey iKid no infoniiatioii about it." I'ofiHvc iiist.rii''i,i(iii'A have Iioen issued to t.hc '.-loamcr's agents h.'irc that no iiewsiia)-,i;-r correspondent is to be allowed on boaiil. No Trace of 1-1 im Wn.-hlnston, May �2.--Investigation by liio state deparlnmnt lias failed to verify reports that Alexander P. Kercn.fky, the former premier of Russia, had-arrived here, or is on liis way to tho United States, No record, it was said today, could bo found of Kernnsky's leaving Russia and officials are inclined to douijt the reports. At tho Russian embassy, it was said tiiey know nothing of Kerensky's movements and that he was not expected liero by enibas.'sy officials. Winiiipct;. .May 22-Tho Iiilernaf-iouiil Typognipiiical I'liiou disapproves of tlie a( tion of tho Winnipeg Typos ill dcciariiig f(n' a aympatiielic strike, 'i'lic Wiimipog Telegram puli-lisiies tlie following telegram received from Marsdnn G. Scott, president of the International Typographical Union dated from Indianapolis last niglit: "Executive of International Typo-grapliical Union has not and will not authorize members of .\'1 (Winnir peg) to participaio in sympatlielic .strike. 'I'liis dcci.sion i:i definite and final and no representative will be sent to Winniiicg to investigiUo, Tiie Hynipathotic strilio idea lias lieen repudiated repeatedly by llie American Federation of Labor and by this in-loruatlonal union and if the momliers of .\'o, 191 order an illegal strike their action will be disavowed liy tho executive council without the ,slightDst hesitation." David Campiioll, mediator appointed liy tlie Federal government in the .strilto, met tlie strike committee last iiiglil after conferring with the city o barns. The strike of tho street railway involves practically one thousand more men in the deadlock between the city council lioro and several unions of civic workers. Approximately IO.Ol., men are now striking, five thousand ot whom havo walked out in tho last twonty-toUr hours, Including railway machlhlstB, stationary engineers and alreeU railwaymen and the business agent tor tho union stat03"that 15,000 men will bo on strils;u up and oiir stiuadrons took the air," " HERILING OPPOSES Seattle, Wasli,; M:iv 21,-- I;Jruco Lindsay, a C^utiadian .miner who on-liated in the Canadian army hero after complotiiig a six liiousand miio journey yesterday from a platinum mining camp onvibe Anadir River in Siberia, tolij recruiting officers he was ono of two survivors ot a party ot twenty-three  which loft the Anadir settleraont on .lanuary fl to'enlist. Several ol his companions wore killed by Russian bandils before they roughed the wosturn Siberian const. Lin'dsay iuild, aiid dtlior.s nmt their death from oxposuro whllo crossliig the Berlne to � Aliisku on the lco,, . London, May 22.-Strong opposition to the recently arranged alliance between Germany and Austrlti-Him-gary is voiced by Chancellor .Von 'ilcrtiing and Foreign Secretary Voii KuciUnuinii. according to reports received at Tho Hague and transmlttod by tlie corrobpondent of tho Dally Mall. Tho chancellor and the foreign .secretary are reported-to have said iliat they washed their hundtv ot tho untiro matter as they oljjectod to tho methods by which the military, part of tho convonlion was devised over their heads by the German higher , command. , ' General Von LudendoVtl' Is said to ho Insisting Vli8t. tho nirroomeut bo passed amlfslgiiert at onco. Tho mlUtHry aection bind each party to aid ,the other, with'iiH its forces against any and every enemy. tliu.-t compelling Austria to place all hor iorcBs at the disposftl of Germnny,- London. May 22.-In the sector southeast o,^ Arras, Germar trenches v/ere entered at. two points last night by British raiding parties says today's official announoement. Prisonerc and si machine gun were taken. IN F'AR EAST Paris, May 22.-The Wa'r Office statement issued tcnight refers to the military operations in the east as follows: "Army of the East, May 20.-|3ii, Gas Bombardment London, ItLay 22,-On tlio Flanders front the Germans carried out a hoavj i;as bonibardmeut of tho sector tu tiie nortlieaat ot Bothuiie, American Attack. With the i^mericau Army In France, .May 21.-Tho American artillery northwest ot Toul launched a suddoh and tolTit'lc local gas attack on the Gorman posltloiw and cantonments within the Gereobarap 'Wood early today. Sovere punishment was Infllctod. on" tho enemy, Tlio diUugo of .�^morJcan.sliello toll In throe waves ami witliliia l^alt,hOllr tlle \vood3 in whicii many ; Gonnfliia were siepplng had been drenched will* a liirgQ quantity ot poisotiotis �a�- J 33?58? 31862674 ;