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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 22, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta MAY 1918 THE LETHBniDOE DAILY HERALD PAGE FIVE Copp Charges Ffaud In Elections In the West May his speech dealing with the taking of tho overseas soldiers vote at the nftar 710011 Copp declared cd that an Investigation should 1m hold Into the votes of soldiers polled in and Ho claimed that had taken in connection with tho voting in Canada and letters received from con vinced him that In taking tho over KOHS irregularities had been made which amounted to frauds and Copp then proceeded to read a statement which contained thirtytwo direct charges in this He declared that there was a carefully organized conspiracy which affected a large number of constituencies throughout The charges cov ered tho various includ ing the taking of tho soldiers vote which have boon made at various times throughout the session but cov ered a number of specific details not hitherto The Charges Copps charges were as fol lows I hereby state on my honor and on my responsibility as a member of this honorable house That in the election a care fully organized conspiracy existed extensive frauds were perpetX uated in connection with the soldiers Included In the list of cles quoted by Copp as the conspiracy was particular ly operative are Edmonton He continued These frauds were directed and practiced by responsible officers of His Majestys Canadian forces operat ing with deputy presiding officers and poll clerks appointed under the auth ority of the Thai military electors were offic ially advised how to fill in form B on the back ot the envelopes containing their ballots in order successfully and fraudulently to place their voice n eortstiUKmcles other thnn their own in whiih they were legally entitled to Fraudulent Votes That evidence will be submitted by me 16 a commission of Inquiry estab lishing the fact that there was an or ganization to transfer a large fraud ulent vote to certain selected constit uencies In order toovercome tho legi timate voto df the said electoral dis That In certain of the said con stituencies i fraudulent soldiers vole was polled largely in excess ot the legitimate military That throughout the camps in Great Britain the answers to ques tions in form D on the back of tho ballot envelopes were filled In by commissioned otflcers and noncom missioned officers outside the polling booths instead of being filled in by the military electors or presiding of ficers inside the polling booths and the said envelopes were given to the officials recording the voles without the said questions being addressed to the said voters by the presiding offi That opposition scrutineers were prevented from attending certain poll ing booths while the military vote was being That the representative of the op Vosttlon was forcibly removed from a polling booth and arrested and con fined In a camp prison during the period when a Iflrge fraudulent vote was being recorded in the same poll ing ONLY MEDICINE MADE Fp FRUIT Extraordinary Success which Fruitatlvfis Has Achieved Ono reason why Fruifatives Js so extraordinarily aucdessful In givingrelief to those suffering with id L Chroitir Kidney and JllaijJer Pain in the Kczemci and otlior Skin brcause it is the only medicine in tho world made from fruit It is composed of the medicinal principles found in figs and together with tha nerve tonics nnd antiseptics of proven a 0 for f trial size At all dealers or sent postpaid by Fruitatives filled signed nnd sealed by the dep uty presiding and each con taining u ballot marked in of the government were in circulation with the blank space left open for the insertion of tho namo of a military voter as a means of facilitating the perpetration of the That military electors were can vassed by superior officers in direct contravention of tho Kings regula tions and orders and were directed how they mark their That military electors in noncom batant regiments were threatened with transfer to fighting line regi ments if they not mark their bal lots for the Government in tho pres ence of and in tho manner prescrib ed by the deputy presiding That ballot envelopes partially Tlat military electors who at first refused to vote they worn directed hut afterwards rtld so under compul removed tu regiments proceeding to the righting That military electors not nl forded of the proper ohsrr vafico 6f of UK ballot us provltloil by soction subsection K of tho Voters That Rcrittlneern appoint nil on bo half of the Government were stvorn sertithiccMr for the opposition hy tho deputy presiding oin r in poll ing booths where cxtnlve were practiced m dm Opposi tion not fiftVliiK a hoiiii fide rcpre stiiiUHlvn That election campaign litornturo that dishonest ami mitniUilui was distributed nniong the military electors with the authority mid hy tho direction of Lord IleMviilirooko nnd that tho said Lord liciuvrhnmke was an active participant in HII lierin be frumhiliiit Charge Against Lord Brooke That Lord formerly com1 mander of the Cnniiiliiui forces WHS also a participant in the said fraud ulent That letters tbtiilnt through the army branch British post offices addresKed to military clec THURSDAY GROCERY SPECIALS AT THE BAY Patttrsons Coffee In Regular bottle 26c 3 Paeketn Slue Ribbon whole or Regular Saturday 95c Large Charles Regular 3 tlti3 99c Clovcrdale Creamery Regular 60c Satur Ib Criaco in 1 Regular1 2 tins 75c Strictly Fresh Regular 45c lOc Finest Ontario Regular 35c 63c Deliveries Every Hour Very Fine Blend Just per Finest Large Regular 5Qc 45c Fresh Rhubarb In B 25c Pels Naptha Rfegular 10c 10 85c Strawberry 4 Saturday pail Washing Regular 6c 6 26c Ruakj Chick 4 25o Oyoier Regular 8 Saturday 10 25c Chicken Grit Regular 8 10 Phone 313 It WHS nonsense to waste the time of the House in such a There are remark ed Copp diteda case where had beeh Improperly endorsed for Quebec tors in which was enclosed campaign claimed that the causes of alleged literature on behalf Hie opposition were opened Jand said literature was removed therefrom before the said letters were delivered to the military to whom diey were addressed and the delivery of thesaid letters was abx ayptfiualically delay ed by the said p6at office That ballot boxes and bugs con tained sonumber of envelopes tightly folded together in parcels or1 wads too large to have been inserted in that bag or box through die proper fraud were not if his infor mation was correct every camp where tho votes of sol diers was die deputy presiding officers had simply taken in a conspiracy to defeat the will of tho i i In addition bearing dates Thief in showing that the votes had been poll Aian on the same day but at inter brphenni AT THE ORPHEUM The power of a womans jealousy is the underlying Jiieme which gives vivid and rapid to the new William Kox Tlie Love which Iretchen llartman are featund tho vals of Miss Hartman plays the part of die That the cbntents of these Mexican through a i tjrtt 11 11 n i 111 LII i i j 11 111 11 boxes bags which thus appeared to ruse Arthur flanc have been fraudulently tampered with werecontraryto the provisions of the break off her n en make Boyce tAlan Hale love her af fection turns into o er engag election allocated and counted in i sees that HK the United Kingdom to die number of votes under Instruct ions from the assistant Clork of crown in chan Ttvat several thousand ballot en velopes were fraudulently endorsed AT THE EMPRESS Having established himself us one ing and the mind in a frinuc Kcnted at tho Majestic on Thursday and Kriday nights this with a special matinee on Victoria lay by a capable cast and with nuignlficont sconlc Tho atmosphere ot the famous Pacific Is lands is accentuated by the appear ance of a number of real in their mitivo songs nnd hula dances accompanied by The story is oivo of In trigue and romanceand the Interest in sustained Tho lovo affair of a young American and ii Hawaiian lend to the play Hint alls right wit tho Ono of tho many of this extra ordinary special is tho play doesnt end with With tho goes assertively into ih fut terminates the world war and desserts HO much to every bodys liking thiil no one should miss being present for the occasion If Is only in visionary picture AT STARLAND Hurt photoplays of the sort Thomas luce is making for ArtciaU always can be depended upj a delightful It is said that popularpriced theatres have not had such u gorgeous scenic productiojj as A Daughter of the There arn seven scenes which depict fhe won Irons Mif linn made tho Hawaiian islands famous the Mubel Xormarul will he seen for tho time tonight the Majestic in7 Jier Infest photoplay Joan of Plalts a patriotic spectacle dealing with the It is an exceptional en tertainment tor those who like tho and the votes allocated to constitueni ot tho delineators of intense ctos othur thanhhosc in which the said j thc and Iiav TWENTY BRANCH STORES Contented Children enjoying the most wholesome and elevating pastime of such as only the Victrola can Music is the most valuable of all amusement for children is a safeguard to their If your children are not enjoying these come in and let us explain how easily you can own a Hear some of these enticing Victor Records for electors were entitlcdTo I appeared in the stellar role of That military electors were sysimany of tno greatest achievements ematically persuaded to give cndor1 ot tho Photoplay Henry Walt nation on their ballot envelopes nas severed his former connoc at which declaration of domicile their i Panv in Productions for raralta entcrtainitient in which Uic or romance and adventure are In his new est screen The Silent shown at tile Starland on Wednesday and Thursday admirers of this fon most delineator of western charac ters will find him in a setting afford ing rich opportunity for the display of his exceptional Tho Alan reveals Hart in the character of a minor who lias struck pay din and who has come Into small border own for tho pur pose of registering his AT THE MAJESTIC A Daughter of a Hawai ian play which has been said to bo a second Bird of will be pro nation on their allot envelopes ting forth residence in constituencies tlons anfl the future wi aiDoa in which they dfd not and upon j the heai1 of hls own c was future each of his pro That fraudulent votes were recordi uclions will be ot such a calibre as ed for the electoral dislrict of w1 Constitute an entire evenings en J deputy presidtng at Mr Walthall will make his debut I County of In which under the new arrangement in a picj voters theh renilence to be of His Robe ol Jogtfn Ule h Etle Janf Na h Oora I atUac ena ionwide HAWAIIAN GUITAR SOLOS AND DUETS Aloha Oel and The Cunha Medley nnd Hula Everybody Hula and Vaddlo Kaddie Kiddle Hula Medley and Song to Honolulu March and Kohala Pua Carnation and Maul My Paradise and Kawaiuau v VOCAL QUINTETTES Aloha Oe and Ku and My Honolulu Toini Torni and VOCAL SOLOS AND f Song to Hawaii and My Honolulu On the Beach at Waikiki and My Luau My Own lona and My Lonely Lolo CHILDRENS RECORDS Little Orphan Annie and Aunt Shaws Pet Little Red Riding Hood and Mother Goose Our Hired Girl and Rag gedy Little Bull Calf and Dog and the Kitty Bear d Na Oora Balmoral 5th of Wa rt In Qjrdor For Spring Do your cleaning up up the screens and rake up the sprinkle the lawn and plant the Start tfye season Complete1 Lines for Spring Clean ing Up Everything youll need to put the lawn and garden in makes and highest AWNINGS RAKES HOES SPAPES SCREEN DOORS SCREEN WINDOWS GARDEN HOSE LAWN MOWERS MOPS BROOMS FENCES PAINTS HICKSEHL HARDWARE attention pearance Onj turio and That similar conditions to those referred to in preceding paragraph prevailed in tire polling booth pre sided over hy Graham of the in which military electors whose dom icile was in other parts of Ontario and together with a number of BUbjectsof tlie United were induced to falsely declare their resid ence to he iu in the toral district of That at tlie said polling booth in the presence of the said Graham deputy presiding of it was arranged that the votes the military electors whose sur names commenced with tjje letters ranging from A to H should be polled in the electoral district of Grenville and the said votes were so polled af ter the said electors had been induced to falsely declare their domicile to be iu the town of Preseott in the electoV al district of That a large number of citizens of the Utiiled States voted in the elec toral districts of Digby and An Prince Ed ward North Bruce Cape Ureton South and Lawrence and Ren Laurier and Cape Brutoii North and Pic tou Westmoreland An tofne and lort Arthur and That military electors voted twice in polling That deputy presiding officers gave military two ballots in direct violation of the election That military electors voted on be half of a person other than a military That after military electors had voted envelopes wore fraudul ently reendorsed so votes of the said electors were transferred to electoral districts other than the constituents indicated by the said el ectors in their reply to questions six and seven in That persons were fraudulently al lowed to vote by deputy presiding of ficers with knowledge that such per sons were not qualified under the election That a largo number Canadian officers fraudulentlyvoted in elector al districts otlior than they were en titled to Copp then read a list ot the deputy officers in whose polls it was alleged fraud had been Me cited also a series of military votes of men resident In Nova Sas Alberta afcd British CoV umbia which had Wen endorsed for Prince ifldwurd Countyin Colonel tlirrie I Were these votes counted The i ruling was that such votes were not j to bo I I That is not the If the fraud i waa thill does not excuse j those guilty of j I am not discussing that phase of j the question at this I am giving a Btutemeiit of the officers and mot who voted in other than those which they Colonel Ourrio that there evidence lu show that not vvcurrctly book shelves a short for two commencing and tells the story of a shyster law yerra tool in the hands of a great political who becomes an upright the Supreme Court under the refining influence of a wan of noble instincts and high so cial Commencing May and running for three The the Beast ot will be exhibited at the popular Empress This is an eightact superfeature produc tion that sounds a note of The final fadeout puts the spirits soar NUXATEU Nuxatarflron of do I cat rundown BT In two In many B U has and ondorcod by much men former Socrvttrf of and A el Fomwr JA lor Richard Holland Konney off al Major of Iho da ArmyiaonofBt John Olom tho I drummor bay of Shlloh who In ho Army whon only 18 yoara ol oo Unliod Iho Court of Wavhfntion and Ask nboul DIRO HIGINBOTHAM i Lethbridge VICTORIA DAY HendeMoik Park Pavilion Will be operua VICTORIA DAY will bo Ice Soft Boats will be ready as soon laHo is in shapefor boat MAJESTIC May 2324 Matinee Victoria Day The Seasons Newest Another Bird of United Producing and Rowland Offer A Play of Lovo and wfth a Great Cast of 25 in cluding Native Hawaiian Ukulele Singers and Dancers A MOTION PICTURE PRICES Evenings 50c Matinee 50c CHICAGO GOES WILD OVER tie Brim A Sensational Expose of Private Life of The Kaiser The Mad Dog of IT MUST BE GOOD IF THEY ALL SAY SO THS KAISER fs well worth a trip to the Says Louolla Parsons in The You are recommended to sec THE Mao Tinee in Tho It is a patriotic duty sec Says Kitty Kelly in Thev It is recommended as being by many degrees the best enter of this Says Hollander in The The finale fadeout puts mind in a frame that alls right with the Says Rob Reel in Tho 3 DAYS STARTING ft MAY EMPRESS TONIGHT With a curse on her lips a beau tiful Mexican girl lies dying in tho Ou the far horizon she sees the man she loves riding away with the woman she is tho ending of THE LOVE THIEF MAJESTIC Last Times Tonight MABEL NORLAND JOAN OF PLATTSBURCi ALSO BAIRNSFATHER CARTOON STARLAND Today and Thursday Artcraft Pictures Present HARf Silent Man ALSO GOOD COMEPIE6 AND SCREEN PARALTA f OF THE HIS ROBE OF HONOR Judges are sometimes bought and hut Judge A Iqt of iw waut tp do but dont know Randolph did it Fairbanks in Habit of ;