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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 22, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta MAY 1918 NUMBKH 137 t Considered Motion Was Really One of Want of Confidence THREATENED TO RESIGN BUT IS VICTOR ON VOTE May pnbllo fcalleriea packed stud amid scenes of excitement the house concluded tho debate on titles a few minutes before Tho end came after an an nouncement by the premier which no doubt had its effect on the There had been a question of whether an adverse vote on a subamendment submitted by the premier would be re garded as a vote Ot no Borden Hands Out a Jolt On this Sir Robert made his lionitlon he If Ibo house docs not propose to accept tiiO choice which 1 havo asked them frankly and with mucMBSrespect to Jnakn consider that 1 am re lieved from my duty of carrying on nny longer tho government of this Rountry and I should ask Ills Excel tbo Governor seek other It seems to me that a somewhat pacullar course has been pursued by some honorable gentle men on1 this side of the house in in quiring of the leader of the opposition aa to or not this motion was to treated as n motion of want of In my understanding of he course which is pursued on snob 1 have always understood that the leader of tho government Hhould bo asked with regard to And t cannot quito understand the reason why there should have been resort to my honorable friend on the other aliba of the house Sir Wilfrid to learn how 1 should regard motion qj this course has taken BntUrt la entirely In the judgment of the house to determine whatcourso they Intend to pursue in tho So far as Icm concerned my course is absolutely free and The prime ministers subamend ment was carried on this For 104 against 71 majority East folding and NIcklu voted in Richardson did not Debate had arisen on Nickles motion for an address to the King praying that no further hereditary titles be conferred on residents ot To this Richardson ot had proposed ap amendment striking out tho word hereditary and thereby asking King to have all future titles in Canada Bordens Sir Roberts eubamendment was an amendment to Richardsons It provided that the ad dress request the King to retrain from titles to residents of Canada except In accordance with tho principles enunciatod in the orderln counoll of last March respecting This was the road to the house when titles were last The as mo tioned by the subamendment was de clared Sir Robert further announced that the question of titles would be taksa up at the Imperial Favors de clared himself absolutely opposed to titles and ho hoped no more would be lib accepted the premiers promise to havo the whole matter threshed out at Imperial conference and ho hoped in the meantime no tit les of any kind except for military dis tinction would be Our busi ness was to get on with the war and we could leave the title matter In abeyance until after the Imperial con ference had been After three divisions and a protract ed argument the also disposed of the Yukon election The Just report of the committee of privileges and elections was concurred and it was decided that he military votes cast overscan are properly applicable to tho respective candidates to whom they have been This means tho election of the ap jiroved government candidate Invthe The solicitor general how tlmt a bill would bo passed be prorogation to give Congdon tiio opponent of Thompson anpeal to the courte for a period of forty days after the general return ins officer makes his The main motion for consideration in he committetrs report was carried by 103 to LAY HELPLESS IN NORTH SEA With the Army In lay helplew on his eekplane In the North Sea for eeven hours with s Broken leg before he wni picked was the experience of an American avia tor attached to the British The who from New York was operating a sea plane off the Befjjian He was brought down by hostile fire and his machine fell In trie North After seven hours he was rescued and Is now recovering In BEAVERBROOK ENTERTAINS AMERICAN May stories of how the Military Cross was won aro now Captain Frederick Abbot at tedded and cleared wounded for 36 making repeated trips to tho front Captain Reginald Vernon Blackburn took commtChd of a newly captured Ifne other officers had become moving about for 36 hours under the heayiest Percy Railway completed a line broken in nine places under heavy reor ganizing his platoon Gerard though wounded and took command when the officer and a whole detach meht had become nnd con tinued to direct operations even when wounded a second Charles Crowe rushed for ward and dragged away a wounded man lying near nil ammunition which was on fire and Donley went oiit Into No Mans Land and obtained identification of two wounded enemy who had been Captain Donald Gait held a position for two bringing a heavy Lewis Kun fire to and Inspiring all by his wardHart rescued four wounded drivers from lorriescontain ing burning Captain JohntvCurtls re coTrttottOTjjd the SosHjQn after eight guns haVrWefi action Major Prank Clifton Llttlb led an attack under enemy barrage with great courage until Captain Clarence Hill supervised pack trains Under heavy fire and most difficult James took command whan the company commander was killed and although collect ed all the men and got them to their Beecher secured his flankn when they had become expos ed and broke up an enemy counterat securing some Edmond Smart reorganized tils men after they beendecimat ed In an advanced position and later captured a strong Splendid of Canada And in Food Economy Helped May Canada Pood Board is in receipt of a cable from the British ministry qf containing the news that meat economies in Can ada and the United States have great ly relieved the meat and baconihort age in Great Britain and have made possible the restoration of the normal compulsory The necessity of building up a re serve of food as u protection against the contingencies is how and it U urged that there be no slackening in Canadian effort to pro vide foodstuffs for the mother coun The cable says Thanks to the splendid response from Canada and the United States the shortage which was threatened in beef and bacon is now no longer aa Bartons as It has been during recant weeks and the moat ration which from tho working mans point ot al most to the vanishing has now been restored to the normal amount under the compulsory rationing sys Supplies ot butter aud aro still inadequate to meet tho requirements but it Ishoped that the Imports from Canada will remove anxiety as regards our position in these May American la hor on iho eve of thair departure for havo de cided not to send a labor mission to i They were entertained at cliemi yesterday by Lord chancellor of the duchy ut Lancaster and head of tho department of propu1 12 HUNS DOWNED May German were brought down during Mondays air fighting by British while gunfire accounted for ail and an additional two were driven down out of con Artillery Activity Only Indication of Expected German Blow on West VICTIMS OF A GERMAN SUBMARINE arriving at a British boat on tho destroyer which rescued Says No Further Agressions are Contemplated on Russian May the Associat ed German reply to tho protest Gorman of Russian territory as a violation of the BrestLitovsk sent to Berlin by foreign is most It says that the German rule in the Ukraine and Fin land Is ended and that there Is no in tention to carry out further aggres The note sayg that Germany help Russia In the negotiations with tho now nation and emphasizes the wish to maintain Russias friend Germanys changed Nlko lat Bolshevik told the Central executive commlttep to was due to the International situation and to unexpected difficul ties in the but he cautioned the committee against undue optim saying that peace is treaties are scraps by the temporary differences between tlie capitalistic powers to strengthen its own He said that the pres ent alignment may cease and todays enemies may frienda He said that it was difficult to main tain neutrality fora country which ha3 MEDITERRANEAN IS CLEARED OF SUBS Toronto Mall and Enlplre is good believe that we are the submarine sit uation in Jthe said the Italian minister of mar Admiral A great many enemy submarines have in these waters by the allied The difficulties of the submarines are greater In the Mediterranean than in the North not the power to protect FUSED BY Dutch Must Send Their Own Ships to Fetch Grain Prom ised Them May has been notified by the United States government that her request for three ahlps now in American ports to the balance of the grain promised her by President Wilson cannot be grant and that to prevent further delay in the movement of the grain Dutch ships should be sent for it at Tho fact that this step had been taken became known soon after the receipt of press dispatches announc ing that The Netherland government had prohibited tlio departure of Dutch ships from its Officials wore at a logs to understand the meaning of Hollands though It was as sumed that tho attitude of Germajiy was N More than four hundred thousand tons of Dutch shipping are Idle in Dutch according to informa tion in the possession of the state de It is from this tteet of tied up tonnage that tho war trade board Isolds the necessary to transport tho grain muiit be Huge Stores Waiting Fifteen thousand toiiM of cereals are now at ports of embarkation By the time ships come for it there will bo enough to make up the thirty six thousand tons vamalninffto be supplied of the fifty thousand tpuu Holland bus been warned that this supply cannot be maintained To Norway Shipments of the grain re lions promised Norway under the recent trade agreement are going The war trade board has to date grunted lieconsps for tons of bread cereals to Norway and will soon have us much more ready for ship using up practically nil of tha Norwegian shipping still on this side of the a number ot seriously wounded and wholly unfit British soldiers after vain forced to work twelve hours a Soon this did not the Germans who ordered the British to begin at four Tho men but after brutal blows all except two gave Senlrirs with kicks and blows drove the two recalcitrants ov er to the One of these British soldiers held up i a badly wounded hand to show sentries he was un fit for MB was thereupon shot the body thrown aside into a dirty wash A German offi cer on a visit of inspection shook hands with the The body was buried the followne day in the AT MONTREAL May at Mon treal Is a big Uussian one of a fleet of VI ships taken over by the UrHtsh Kqvorunieat la part paymoiU of tho ilojits repudiated by tho liol Bhoviki The conimah deorttd Htaamoru will udil tons to4h shipping ut thedisposal of the Fiendish Cruelties Perpetrated the British Prisoners Huns May Reuters Ot tawa Times gives prominence to further authenticated systematic tortures and cold oPBritish pris oners In Germany inwhich the sum total of the is Incredibly in There is tho instance ot the British soldier at Mindcn who was deliberate ly shot dead because a dozen British ers did not want to draw the ration of undrlnkable stuff served as presence of a crowd jeering Ger At Schneldmuoal the British prison without had to live in holes ill the ground which the prisoners themselves One morning at bread parade sentry gave an order to one of the Britishers which was not The sentry rushed at the prisoner and struck tho latter thereupon soing to his hole in the The German officers then ordered that be made this British although he had committed no He was captured and stripped to the waist and tied up to u Six Germans with thick wooden staves which are used for holding up barbed wire beat the prisoner for ten minutes over the buck and the The who was lied up to a post and left Subse u Gorman officer came up and struck the prisoner with his sword and spat at calling him KngHsh The British pris oner never a few weeks later neutral represonia liven viultins the camp were inform ed that his death was Many Died At LanRonsalzij camp three hundred wounded British soldiers arrived in the night and were hurled into a large hut without bedding or By the next morniiiK five had The remainder were taken out and loft in the sun for threo when seven more Subsequently through cal culated neglect ami ill treatment fifty The funerals at this camp from lie summer of 1917 to tho spring of 191S were the grossest scan and tho details in evidence are too revolting for Report That He Had Landed in American Not Con firmed A Canadian Atlantic May mission from Denmark to the United headed by chief of the Danish foreign trade depart ment arrived here this morning on the steamship Heliolav from It was rumored that among the on board is the former premier of Port authorities when asked to confirm this report replied they had no Information about Positive have been issued to the steamers agents bore that no newspaper correspondent is to be al lowed on No TKace of Him May tion by tho state department has fail ed to verify reports that Alexander the former premier of Rus or is on his way to tho Unitod No was could be found of Kerenskys leaving Russia and offic ials are inclined to doubt the At the Russian It was said they know nothing of Kerenskys movements that he was not ex pected hero by embassy MEMPUYEB Join Other Winnipeg Unions Which Are Be Out May peo ple are walking this morning while the street cars stand The strike of tho street railway in volves practically one thousand more men in thedeadlock between the city council horo and several unions of qivic Approximately men are now five thousand of whom have walked out in tho last twentyfour including railway stationary and street railwaymen and the business agent for tho union men will bo on strike by midnight un less Hio city council retreats from its that the strikers go buck to work on the old schedule and arbi trate their Tho business mens committee en gaged in combatting the strike IMS decided to cull for automobiles to re lieve tho transportation Tho jitneys recently were banished from the streets on an agreement with the stroet railwayand citizens are faired with a serious problem in the street railway International Typo Executive Repudiates Idea of Sym pathetic Strike May Internat ional Typographical Union disap proves of the action of lie Winnipeg in declaring for a sympathetic The Winnipeg Telegram pub lishes the following telegram received from Mursden president of the International Typographical Un ion dated from Indianapolis last night Executive of International Typo graphical Union has not and will not authorize members of Winni peg to participate in sympathetic This decision is definite and final and no representative will be sent to Winnipeg to The sympathetic strike idea has been re pudiated repeatedly by the American Federation of Labor and by this in tornatloiial union and if the members of 191 order an illegal strike their action will be disavowed by the ex ecutive council without the slightest David mediator appointed by tlio Federal government In the met the strike committee last night after conferring with the city This afternoon he will again confer with thu city counoHr Campbell would rnako no statement except that ho was working with each pulo in turn in an effort to get tlirsin down to a basis for Tho situation is still very ho Senator Robertson will arrive hero from Ottawa tonight intervene on behalt of the But Jurprise Attack Will Bo Impossible Defenses Strengthened GREAT ACTIVITY IS RECORDED ON FAR EAST FRONTS May ques tions confronting the farmers of Can ada were taken up this morning at the final meebins of the agricultural committee of the Crerar addressed the speaking mainly in regard to the co operation of the Federal and Provin cial departments of He thought there was much to be done in coordination and in unifying the undertakings of and to that end he proposed to hold a cori feience of ministers and officials of the provincial and federal agricultur al departments in order that the mat ter could be discussed in Tai May aircraft were seen early this morning making for Paris and an alarm was The following olficial announcement was given out this morning Enemy aircraft bavins been re ported by our lookout posts making for Paris an alarm was The different methods of defense were put into A violent curtain of lire was thrown up and our squadrons took the A TRIBUTE TO THE LABOR UNITS BY HAIG May Reuters Ot tawa Marshal Haig has issued a special order of the day paying tribute to the endur ance and gallantry of the labor units under the most trying circumstances at the beginning of the present The discipline shown by the units onablwd them to render thu most val uable service to die rest of the the order states Crossed Behring On Ice and Came to Seattle To Enlist Mav Bruce a Canadian nlner who en listed in the Canadian army hero af ter completing a six thousand mile journey yesterday from u platinum mining camp ontihe Anadir River in recruiting officers ho was one of two suiVivora of a party of twentythree which left the Anadir settlement on January 6 Sev pral of his companions wore killed by Russian banditti before thoy reached the western Siberian Lindsay and others met their death from exposure while crossing the Bering to Alaska on the May opposi tion to iho recently arranged alliance between Germany and AustriaHun gary voiced by Chancellor Von and Secretary Von according to reports ro reived ut The Hague and transmitted by the correspondent of the Daily Tlio chancellor and tho foreign secretary are reported to have said that they washed hands of tho untire matter as they objected to tho methods by which the military part of the convention was deviaed over their heads by the German higher com General Von Ludendovft is said to be insisting tbo agreement bo passed at The military section bind euuh party to sifd with all its forcos against any and every thus compelling Austria to place all her forces at the disposal of May the tor southeast ot Germar trenches were entered two points last night by British raid ing parties says todays official Prisoners and at machine gun were IN FAR EAST May Wa Office statement issued tonight refers to the military in the east as follows Army of the May The enemy artillery bombarded violently British trenches west f Dolcan and our positions north west of Serbian artil lery carried out fires of destruc tlori against enemy organizations on the other side of the Cerna and In the region of IN MESOPOTAMIA May troops in Mesopotamia north of Bagdad displayed little activity while British cavalry has advanc ed north of on the Tigris to An official statement on operations in Meso potamia reads The Turks have sHown aciiv ity since they were driven across the Lesser May Arrival of large quantities of military stares captured in Kirkuk ceeds without On the Tigris our mounted troops have advanced as far as Turks holding the village offered little resistance and retreated hastily further up the of Coding French Army Mas Heuters Ottawa The activity ot Gorman airplanes arid the exceptional violence of the artil lery bombardment on the Avre and in the region of Albert are the only indi catlprfs the coming The Qer mnna have between Zonnebeke and Noyon nearly onethird of their whole strength in that 64 divi sions out qf a total of They have carried out a redistribution of theit forces along the whole They have notably withdrawn considerably in the Ifc must be borne iq mind that aa before March the enemy has excel lent communications that will enable to move great masses of troop u considerable distance in the eighl hours preceding the His me thod of attack can hardly differ esseh tially from that of On tho other hand the events of the last two months havo greatly strengthened our An effective surprise is scarcely possible a second Tin intermingling ot the allied armies on the front enables us to make the besj use of our resources while the singU command ensures unity of The German numbers may be at imposing as but their reformt ed divisions cannot he eciually J arid the German soldiers lost faith in overwhelming Italian May troops in the mountains west of the Brenta have broien up enemy pecially on tha southern slopes of Sasso On Monte west of the says official an Austrian position was destroyed and 56 prisoners f The statement reads On Sunday night an enemy storm ing party a surprise at tack in region of Scotts Castella and was Another twice re peated attack on the southern slopei of Sasso Rosso led to lively local fighting In which the enemy was de feated and forced to return to his own On Monte Spinuoncfa ona of oui partieci supported by cessfully carried a surprise lack on enemy fortified The enemy party and its supports wore destroyed and 56 on were Our positions at Cup osile have been Nine en emy airplanes were brought Artillery Activity May fightingoi the most violent character occurred last night on the front southeast 01 war office announces Heavy artillery lighting took place also on tho part of the bat no in the Nneighborhood Q west of Gas Bombardment Mny tho Klandeu front the Germans carried out a hoavj bombardment of tho sector tc the northeast of American With the American Army in May American artillery northwest of Toul launched a sudden and terrific local gas attack on tiia German positions and cantonments within the Gerechamp Wood early to Severe punishment was on tho Tlie of American shells fell in tliioo waves and within ahall hour the woods in which niafiy Qevniaus vw were sleeping had been drenched with u large quantity ;