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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta p..i-as-r\t^A,..>ii.i,mw!" VOLUME,XL LiniiBRIDGE. ALBERTA. J)IIHSDAY. MAY 2:5, 11)18 NI'MRKR !;� HUNS BOMB HOSPITALS, NURSES ARE KILLED A DARING ITAUAN NAVAL FEATrLITTLE FIGHTING ON WEST FRONT _ _= ____ ,^ LOCftL FIGHl s sural IIIHE ALLIES Form Irish Brigades, Is Part of Plan to Placate Seething Emerald Isle Govt. Agrees to Investigate Charges Made by Copp on Elections BUT MOTION FOR SPECIAL COMMISSION DEFEATED BY PARTY Ottawa. May 23,-On a division at t.jti tills morniiiK t'lo Union Govern-Cient of Sir Rol)nrt Hordcn was sus-lainod liy a majority of lliii'ty-pne, on ti etraiRJit i)aVty voto wlion tlio llouao fit' C'omniona lorusod tlio amendment of A. H (''Jpp, WPKlniornlanrt,, jirovliHiiK for a. jiuilclul' In'itilry Into lil.H tlilrty-lwo chargim of IrrcKiilarl tieft rcaiu'ctlng ihn iiUtlnK of the ovor-Kcaa Holdlors' voioh at tli� Dominion' Khiieral olnt'tlonK laKt .November. 'J'ho vote was '.ii: to fio. 'I'IUk division was taken after tlio Govcrnmnnt liad pro-iriisfid jiidlolal InVBsllKation into chartio.s of IrrpRiilaritio.s Iji t)io .sol dlerK' voles In tho constituency of Tho House adjouVnod at 2.15 a.m. Otlawii, May 2i;,-Definite charges \)y A. Ii. Com'. Liboral moniher for AVcstnioraland; of gruvo irregularities in connect ion with the taking of tho soldiers' vote at tho last geneml election marked what It Is anticipated, ^viIl bo tlie seml-Clrial session of parliament today, nospito the long and partlMan debate caused by Mr. Copp's allegations, wlilch ho made upon his re.sponBiblllty as a member, imd the tact that conslderablo business still femaind to be dealt with, the mombera expect prorogntloii to take place on I'hurpday evening. Mr; Copp backed his charge.? by tho procluction of numerous alfldavlts i'roni soldiers, tvi'jo acted as deputy Hcrutineors and others, many of which Avero lakna by W-. T. TL Preaton, the chief oppo.=!ltion committee, lion, Martin Burrell. who replied for tlio ROVOTnnient, expressed surprise that so much time should bo taken up at u late stage In the SBSSlon with this matter, more particularly In view of Ihe circumstances that apart from the Soldiers' voto, the government would have been returned. He resented tho Accusations against the officers And tiiotiKbt it singular that tho char-j;o3 should mostly relate to the taking of the voto In England where Mr. Pre.iton was tho chief Ijiberal scrutineer. Mr. Preston, he aald, was a ilrong partisan, and like Mr. Copp, he V'aa naturally suspicious. Tho minister said that while It was possible Ihero had been some irregularities, there had been Insufficient double voting or IniporBonatIng to Justify the suspicion of a dark con-Bpiracy. Mon. C J. Dohorty, minister of Justice replying to Sir Wilfrid Lauvloi;, naid that all specific charges would bo promptly iiuinlred into. A. R. MoMastoT stated that he believed a fjeneral iuvestlgatloii should bo made and not limited to one particular' The whole investigation might be made to a great extent, at Ic'i.sf, by n carefnl examination of the ballots and envelopes now In posaos-Blon of tho Bovernraont. lion, A. Ia Sitton said tjiat tlici .op-lioailion was evidently making an et I'orl to prove that they had won a moral victory a"t the last election. So far as tho soldiors' votes overseas was concornod, said Mr. Sifton, he was opposed to any inyestlgutloii. 13v�ry one knew, ho said, that voting among !l(o raoii overseas could not bo run In Iho same way as tho election- ai; liy>mo. As tar as ho could see tho voto had been taken as well aa wn^ poaslblo in tho circumstances. It ban boon said that the soldiers wore Influenced to vole for ITnlon government, by their officers. Mr. Sifton declared that they would have risen In rebellion if tlioy had been asKod to voto In any otlier way% Sir George Foster said that ,he could sen no use In holding an Inves-tigutlon into tho soldiers' voto In tho tiast election. Tho whole matter appeared to air George Infinitely small In compariaou with, tho winning at the war. Tho govornment was pro-pared to Investigate conditions In Chiimbly-Vorchores and would see that piitilBhnicnt was moted out wboro wron.j; had boon done. The" house then divided on the Copp amendment which was lost by a vole of thirty-two. After 'the division tho houso gavo second reading to the Sunato amendments to tho Civil Service bill, Tho act providlns Cor the closing of banks nf2,30 Instead of 3 o'clock In tho tf-lornoon was given third reading. London. May 2.'?.-Part of tho plan for voluntary recruiting in Ireland, ttie Dublin corresponrlont of tlio Dally News says he learned, probably will involve the coniplote reversal of an old war office policy. This will mean tho adoption of inimodiato steps to form Irish brigades or Irish divisions in which all reasonable measures will bo taken by tho use of Irish emblems and tlio observance of Irish customs to foster tho idea of a distinct uation-ality within tho Empire. Tho correspondent, liowover, predicts that Nationalist civilians will givo only luke warm support to the plan and thinks tliat most Nationalist nioinbers of parliament aru hardly likely to accept invitations to appear on tho recruiting platform, although ho admits some of tbenx favor supporting voluntary enlistment. To Produce Evidence London, Jlay -Hvidonco concern ing tho German plot in Ireland will bo submitted to tho llrltish cabinet today by Kdward Shortt, chief secret-j ary for Ireland, a Press ABSOCiation; dispatcli from Dublin reports. If it is thought that any part of the evidence could or should be published, (compatible with tho public interests, it will be done, says the dispatch, wliich adds: "It can be stated on the best authority that justification for Iho arrest.'; exists in the shape of astounding evidence, lint publication of the same Is a question affecting not only the welfare of the prisoners, but the woll-bc-lug of the empire." Prov.icle For Dependents Dublin, May 23.-Tho antl-conscrip- For Our Sailors tlon conference ha.s decided lhat, "in-aKiiiuch the Irish iirisnners will be roganlod iiniversully as vicliiiiH in llie national stni.ggl(>," to provide for their dependents from tlio iiiitional defense funds, the latesit alatonienls show lhat the fiinii exceeds .CI(10,000, part ut which will be set aside lor them. A Hltcii in Arrangements Dublin, :\Iay Z^.-Tho Mansion IlouHO anti-couRcriptioit conferemco resumed it.s sittings yesterday and after a session o� two hours adjourned until today, when a further statement will bo Issued. It was as ii delegate of this conference thai tlio lord mayor of Dublin was to proceed to Wasliington to iire-scnt to Presiiient Wilson a document framed by ibo '(Uifcrrnce as a statement of the case of Irol.-ind against conscription. His doparturn which iilroiidy has been cousidorabi.v delayed, is now further dcfeireil and he will iiol leave, if at all. before the end of next week. A possil)lhoulil be insisted upon in the lord mayor's case, it woulii bp necessary for him to submit this do'cumcnl for approval j In the nritisb government before car r Tho citizens of Lethbridge are beginning to recognize the ne-ed for funds for the sailors and their dependents, -and subscriptions are starting to come into the Herald office for thin funti. A dollar for this fund from every citizen who can possibly spare it, v;ill be surely welcomed by tlie dependents of those who are keeping th^ se.-> lanes clear of the enemy that our soldiers and our food can reach the armies that arc fighting in France and elsewhere tjday. Send in your dollar. Already acknowlisdged-Sir Alexander Gait Chapter I. O. D. E..............$150.00 Mrs. Meredith........... 1.00 Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Rusk.. 25.00 Miss Devenlsh ......... 5.00 Huns at the Old Game Bombing Hospitals, Nurses Stick to Posts MNFEAIIS mum in Willi tlie Uritish Xnwy In Franco, .May -il.- G'M-nian iiiriiicii again have lioiiibed heavily llritish liospiials in jtlie area liehiiul the lini;s and this I time have killed and wounded some I hundreds among lh.-Heavy artillery fighting in the Ancro Valley and southeast of Lens, and in the Flan* ders salient, is reported in to-day's official statement. The statement follows: "Tlie enemy rii.slied one of our Aiosts in the .\voliiy Woods sector last iiiglit. Two of our men there are miss> rounds anil i ing. men who [ "V-'n carried out suocns.^ful raldf In thomselvps j tho neighborhood of the Leux St. Mar : ; : > : I U. S. Takes Drastic Action To Make Use of Every Abie-Bodied Man ALLIED AIRMEN DO E Bomb R;Ulway Stations And Other Important Points in Hun Territory FRANCE TO CELEBRATE p'ai'iH, May 23.-(Via Ueiitors Ottawa Agoiicy)-Franco is joining with Britain and the Dominions In tho celo-1 tho day and more tUitii 13 tgus at London, May 22.-HnU-way stations In Germtin liOrralne and the railway near Llefe, Belgium, and a chlorldo factovy at Mannheim, ou tho Rhino, were TJombed Tuesday' night and Wednesday by British aTlators. Threo fires wore caused at Mannheim and large conflagratlonB near Wege. In aerial tlghtlni; Tuesday British aviators destroyed 'sixteen German I'alrplanes and two' o'Jaevvatlon balloons and drove hvo airplanes down out ot control. Bombing qt military targets behind tho GDi-mari lines -continued nctivty am} .the laioat oVlJlclal Htatemenl on aerial operations says that 1,"00 bombs wero dropped duriUR Washington, May 21i.-Every man ot draft ago must work or fight after July I, under a drastic umendniont to the selective service regulationa announced to-day by Provost Marshall General Crowdor. > Not only idlers, but nil draft registrants engaged in what are held to be ,non-useful occupations are to be haled before local boards and given the choice of a new job or tho army. Gamblers, race track and bucket shop attendants and fortune tellers head tho list, but those who will be reached by the new regulations also Include walter.jre was a "Complete lack ot watclifulncss. They encountered three successive lines of defence. I'^lrst a guard ebip. then a line of wooden buoys marking a chain of mines and then a heavy steel net strung from bank lo bank. The escort -ivaited almost an hour when the Gilcnce was suddenly broken by two distinct explosions of torpedoes, followed by th? sound of an nlarjli gun in tlu" inner harbor. Soon after, two signals of colored lights roso from the centre of tlie liarbor, showing that Commander PoUlgrlni luul penetrated to the very heart ot the fleet and .Vas sending signals from tlie midst ot it. The first signal meant 'liavo torpedoed, a battleship," and tho second said "don't mind us. wo liave no chance." This last signal was the agreed omorgoncy whicli was to be sent up in case there was no oportunity to give help. It is .believed that they blew uj) their craft and took to tho water in accordance with tho program, as an explosive bomb had been set to go off even if tho craft was under water. No word has since been hoard ot Commander Peiiigrlui and his party. Their signal was definite that a ship had been hit and aerial photographs are expected soon to contlrm this message. There Is every reason to believe that the tour men are prlsonerd. military one with the'T�bj.-In response to appeals from Lord Rhoudda for all the cheese and butter which can be released tor export overseas, tho Canada Food Board is endeavoring to expedite the shipment of both these products. Tho board has provided under order number 2(i, that "no person without first haying obtained permission from the Canada Food Board shall own or bold any (luanllty ot cheese greater than Is reaso]inbly necessary to supply his own Canadian trade requirements during tho season of scant production, v/hlch season shall bo deemed to have expired on June 1, in each year, on which date he shall not have more than sufficient to supply Ilia own Canadian trade requirements for thlity days." Deolers not carrying out this order will be llablo to a fine of not les4 than $100 and up to 81,000 or to imprisonment for a period up to three months, or to both fine and imprisonment. Any person having a stock ot cheeso greater than is necessary to supply their rotiujrements for thirty days after June 1, may readily^ dls-POBo of such stock by selling lo any recognized cheese exporter. London. May 2,"!.-(Via Reuters Ottawa .'Vgenc.v.l-The enemy is destroying British, .-Mlied and neutral tonnage ai the rate of about three and a half million tons yearly, while Great Britain and her allies and tho neutral countries will very soon be producing tonnage at the rate of aliciil four million tons yearly, writer Archibald l-lurd, a naval expert in the Daily 'I'clegrapli, That favorable situation, he declared, ishould be readied in a few weelffi. and th-inco forward the upward curve of the Allies should succeed in a manner lo convince tho tleimans ot tlieir I'aiiiu 'I'here are iudications. the w-riter points out. that the Germans thoiii-selves realize that tlie. submarine campaign was a political blunder. The Allies have not been beaten, he notes, and tho submarine which brought America into tho war, has not been able to interfere seriously with tho transportation of American troops and nialorial. .\s a result of the elaborate preparations made by the Admiralty last year, ^Mr. Ilurd coinmQnts, tho sea Is becoming an inferno for the submarine pirates and the morale ot the officers and men employed in the enemy's submarine serv'i/;o is steadily declining, as is shown by the evidence ot tlie most conclusive character. rifle and machiuo gun fire. "The liostilt! artilery was active' last night In tho Ancro Valley, south of Len^, east of Robecri, and east ot the forest ot Xiepjie." Italian Front. Uonip, May 2::.-Tho official statement from tlie Italian War Office today reads: ".�\liing lli'e mountain front the activity of our reconna'ssauce parties contiiufcB with iirofil. rioiuli ot .\.s-lago a British patrol penclraleil ihi! enemy lines and brought liack somo prisoners. Our assault troops capturiid ah outpost northeast of Monte'Di Val-bell and entered tho village ot Sfoc"-carodo, where they inflicted losses on the enemy garrison and blew upi an ammunition dump. "Tho action of both artilleries ivere fairly intense east of Ponte De Piavo and at Zonson our fire against hostile batteries was particularly effective. The activity of our own and Allied airnicu was considerable and eiglil enemy machines wore brought down." Vienna Statenjent. Vienna, May i;2.-The following official statement on operations on the Italian front, was issued to-day: "On tho mountain front increased fighting ai^tivity continues. During Monday night two enemy companies jienetruted our positions nortliwesr, of Col Del Orso. They \/ero driven back with heavy loeees 'by counter attaclta." Americant Front. With the American Army In France, May 2:;.-A falling off iu the artillery firing on the American sectors is reported iu the official statement Is-siiei\ at American headquarters at 3 o'clock to-night, s lirntiou ot Victoria Day. May 24. uigUt, DENY IT London, May 23.-Humprs ot a recent attempt on the lives of Field Marshal Von Ulndenburg and General Ludondortt are denied In a Herlln despatch, according to Iho -Vnislordttiu i corrospoudent ol' the Monilnjf Poat,. London, May 23,-r-An enemy destroyer has been sunk In the neighborhood of Zeebrugge by a direct hit from an airplane, the Admiralty anounced to-day . SUCCEEDED IN BOMBING PARIS Paris, May 23,-Gorman avla-tors made another attack on "1 Parle latt night andi this time - succeeded, in re'aotilno the city. ' bombs were dropped at various p^ces, an official statement rt-ports. WILSON ARRANGES TOOO FOR BELGIUM �Washington, May 22.-President Wilson has approved arrangements which will remove the menace ot starvation which throatons ton million Inhttbltaptti in German occupied Belgium and France. 'Herbert C. Hoover, as chairman of the commiaslon for relief in Belgium, announced to-night that the president had approved tho rostoring ot the fleet of steamers' employed by tho commlsBlon to tho original number and the placing at Uio commission's disposal siitficlent tonnage for tho despatch ot 90,000 tons of foodstuffs in tho next ninety d&ys. .Mr. Hoover said tliat the American and British Governments had undertaken, to find one lialt ot the.necessary shipping in brder to restore the volume of foodistutts/ necessary for tUo maliHenanco of tho Belgians and FronuU under Gormun Uouilnatlou. PEACE DELEGATION WILL GO TO KIEV Moscow, May 16.-Count Von Mir-bach, German ambassador to Russia has promised Jl. Tchitchorin, Bol^he-vJk foreign minister to send a peace delegation to Kiev. Ho said that the governmental change in the Ukraine necessitate.'! chaiiges in the personnel ot tho delegation from that republic and that Kiev was suitable as a meeting place tor tho delegates. I Serious Charge in France is Aftermath of Bonnet Bon-/" net Rouge Affair ^ EXPLAIN IT SATISFACTORILY. Berne, .May 2;L-After amicable explanations to t'lance, the Swiss Gov-ernmenl resolved yesterday to sign the now treaty with Germany by wlWch Swltzorhiud would bo provided with German coal until .lanuary 31, l.'lli). 'J'hiH convention will bo quite independent ot arnuigomenta with I'Yance relative to the delivery of French coal to Switzerland. WEATHEK. High.....'. .................-. 64 Lov;.....................;. 34 Forecast-Scattered Showers. NO PAPER FRIDAY. ? > * : > � : .;. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? : : ! ? �: : ? ? > > : ? > > Friday being Victoria Day and u public holiday, there will bo no regular Issue ot Tho Herald. There ,will bo a special bulletin service. Paris, Jfay 23.--Captaln Mathleu and Sergeant Palx-SealUes woro placed on trial y'osterday tor com-miinlcating to unqualified persons documents of Importance to the national defence. Tho documents wovo five letters written by General Sar-rall, French commander on the Macedonian front to the French Premier, the War Minister and Deputy Noul. ens, president of tlio army cominis' sion of the chamber ot deputies, tele-' grams from Marshal Jottre to General Sarrail, and a telegram from farmor Premier Briand to Joan Guillemll, French minister to Greece. The court doe'dod that the case should bo heard in private. It will be remembered that during the trial ot the directors of tho Bonnet itotigo, recently, the evidence showed that tho documents in question in the present case, were found in the safe ot Kditor Almereyda. Copies w ere made just bo-tore Almereyda and M. Marlou went to Spain. One document gave full detoils ot the strength ot. tho forces at Salonlkl. The crime Is pun-, ishablo by a fine and from two to five years imprisonment. Both tho accused men have protested th6,(r patriotism. Captain Mathleu .appeared in court in the uniform ot tho Colonial Infantry, his decorations including the Cross of the Legion ot Honor and tho War Cross. There wero five ohov-rouH ou his left arnii sho^vlng three years of service at the front, The prtv, secutlon deiuunded that the cage bf^ hoard In the atrlcteat vi'l'vaoy. '-^ . 74 19851499 ;