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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta MAY H1K NlMHER 1118 HUNS NURSES ARE KILLED A DARING ITALIAN NAVAL FEATjrUTTLE FIGHTING ON WEST FRONT COFHHARGES Agrees to Investigate Charges Made by Copp on Elections BUT MOTION FOR SPECIAL COMMISSION DEFEATED BY PARTY May On a division at 20 this morning tho Union Govern ment ot Sir Robert Borden was sus tained by a majority ot on t straight party vote when tho House of Commons refused the amendment of B providing for a inquiry intc ills thirtytwo charges of irregular ties respecting tho taking of the over Boas soldiers votes at the Dominioi ceneral elections last J ne vote was to This division wa taken after tho Government had pro inlsed judicial Investigation into charges of Irregularities in tho sol votes in tho constituency Form Irish Is Part of Plan to Placate Seething Emerald Isle The House adjourned at May of the plan i or voluntary recruiting in ho Dublin correspondent ot the Daily News says he probably will nvolve the complete reversal of an old war office This will mean the adoption of Immediate steps to form Irish brigades or Irish divisions n which all reasonable measures will bo taken by the use ot Irish emblems and tho observance of Irish customs to foster the idea of a distinct nation ality within tho The pre dicts that Nationalist civilians will give only luke warm support to the plan and thinks that most Nationalist members of parliament are hardly likely to accept invitations to appear on tho recruiting although he admits some of them favor support ing voluntary To Produce Evidence May concern ing tho German plot in Ireland will be submitted to tho British cabinet to day by Edward chief secret ary for a Press Association dispatch from Dublin If it is thought that any part of tho evidence could or should be compatible with tho public it will be says the which adds It can bo stated on the best auth For Our Sailors May charge V A Liberal member fo Westmoreland of grave irregularities j in connection with the taking of the oldiers vote at the last general elec tion marked what it is will be the semifinal session of par liament Despite the long and partisan debate caused by Copp s which he made upon his responsibility as a and the fact thatr considerable business still Remains to be dealt the members expect prorogation to take place on Thursday Mr Copp his charges bytno production ot numerous affidavits from who acted as deputy scrutineers and many of whicn were taken by the chief opposition Martin who replied for the expressed surprise that so much time should be taken up at a late stage In tho session with this more particularly In view of Ihe circumstances that apart from the Soldiers the government would have been He resented the Accusations against the officers ind thought it singular that the char ges should mostly relate to the taking of the vole In England where Preston was the chief Liberal scrut he was a Strong and like he was naturally The minister said that while It was possible therehad been some irregu there had been insufficient double voting or impersonating to Justify the suspicion of a dark con minister of Jus tlce replying to Sir Wilfrid Laurlei paid that all specific charges would be promptly inciuired McMaster stated that lie be lieved a general investigation should be made and not limited to one tlcular1 The whole investigation might be made to a great at by a careful examination of the ballots and envelopes now In posses sion of tho Slfton said that tlie position was evidently making an ef fort to prove that they had won a moral victory at the last So fur as tho soldiers votes overseas was said was opposed to any Every one he that voting among tho men overseas could not bo run In the same way as tho electionat As far as he could see the vote had been taken as well as was possible in the ban been said that the soldiers were In fluenced to vote for Union govern ment by their Sifton de clared that they would have risen in rebellion If they had been asked to vote In any other Sir George Foster said that could see no UBS in holding an inves tigation Into tho soldiers vote in the Jiast The whole matter ap peared to Sir George Infinitely small In comparison with the winning of the The government was pre pared to Investigate conditions in ChumblyVorchores and would see that punishment was meted out where wrong hud beon The house then divided on the Copp amendment which was lost by a vote ority that justification for the arrests exists in the shape astounding evi publication of the same is a question affecting not only the wel aro of the but the wellbe ng of the provide For Dependents May anticonscrip tlon conference has decided In Asmuch as the Irish prisoners will be regarded universally as victims in the national to provide for their dependents from the national defense the latest statements show that tho fund exceeds part of which will bo set aside for A Hitch in Arrangements May Mansion House anticonscription conference resumed its sittings yesterday and after a session of two hours adjourn ed until when a further state ment will bo It was as a delegate of this confer ence that the lord mayor of Dublin was to proceed to Washington 16 pre sent to President Wilson a document framed by tho conference as a state ment of the case of Ireland against His departure which already has been considerably delay is now further deferred and he will not if before the end of next A possible hitch in tho arrange ments for the mayors visit to Wash ington is being discussed in political circles in It is under the Defense of the Realm Act to trans mit communications without other than those censored at postal If this requirement should be insisted upon in the lord mayors it would be necessary for him to submit this document for approval to the Britisli government before car rying it to It is that he will be willing to do this and able that the of Lcthbridge arc beginning to recognize the for funds for the sailors and their subscriptions are starting to tome into the Herald office for this A dollar for this fund from every citizen who can possibly spare will be sure ly welcomed by the dependents of those who keeping the sea laneo clear of the enemy that our soldiers and oWr food can reach the armies that arc fighting in France and elsewhere Send In dollar Already Alexander Qalt Chapter and Miss Devenlsh Huns at the Old Game of Bombing Nurses Stick to Posts TAUATOT IS With theBritish Army in Mny airmen again have bombed heavily British hospitals in the area behind the lines and this time have killed and wounded some hundreds among the personnel and patients of many different hospitals in the group Recorded in tho casualty list are the names of several who with other women nurses stood bravely by their posts throughout a terrific deluge of This latest horrorwas perpetrated Sunday night apparently by four squadrons of enemy planes which ap pear to comprised more than I a A great number of bombs were thirty per cent of them huge affairs which dug craters in the hospital A threeseated airplane was brought down by gun fire while flying at a low altitude and thci occupants were made Tho enemy captain and the pilots suffered comparatively light shrapnel wounds while the other Daring Italians Sail Into Midst j was not When questioned why of Austrian Harbor and he httd irctlcd his With a shrug of his German added if the the Up Battleship a not ter of fact way that he did the Red Cross He saitT be wds British choose to build their hospitals near railways tliey must expect to gel them The captain spoke excellent Eng Asked where lie had learned he replied he had been in diplomatic service before the Sunday nights raid was divided in to two first of which be gan shortly 10 oclock and lasted until 11 Not satisfied with this the enemy returned at and heavily bombed hospitals filled with wounded In building which was damaged most all the patients were suffering from compound fractures which made necessary limbs be ing strapped in the Not a woman deserted her but throughout the terrible bombing each one kept going her rounds and miieting the unfortunate men who might easily have done themselves lasting harm by springing from their One sister was killed outright while she was administering to the soldiers and another was so THE ALLIES Little Doing on Western Fronj Raids at Various Points ITALIANS IN STIFF FIGHTING WITH AUSTRIAN FORCES seriously hurt that she Itnlinn details of the recent naval exploit at Pola show that It was one of the most audacious feats of the worthy to rank with the British at and the Murrimac at Plans were long matured by military objectives and had Still another Mav no desire to molest I died shortly was dying TREATY SATISFACTORY TO GREAT BRITAIN Robertson Now On The Cars Still Idle ATTRACTIONS FOR THE HOLIDAY May is thought possible that a settlement of the strike will reached Senator representative ot organized labor in the Dominion will moot representatives of the city coun cil aad strikers this morning to dis cuss the points at I am he to endeavor to restora and have no state ment to make to the public until I have heard both Bides of the ques No street cars are running today and hundreds were obliged to walk to although situation was somewhat relieved by the large num ber of automobiles in The telephone service has been somewhat all exchanges be ing In but the staffs are not up to full strength and frequently there is some delay In getting connec Only Half The railway carmen were nailed out this but it is stated that only half their number There are two ot the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen em ployed In and It is stated that a difference opinion arose among them as to the advisability of calling sympathy ALLIEOlifoO Majestic Matinee at night at the big Hawaiian musicaL A Daughter of the Empress Theatre Feature The Habit of Happi ness and Starland Theatre Feature Orpheum Theatre Feature Miners Sports at Adams May British Gov Ileuters says it lias now received the main terms of the The party wap escorted by destroyj aKroomunt between China and Japan J In i i Takes Drastic Action To Make Use of Every Able Bodied Man May man of draft ago must work or fight after July under a drastic amendment to of After the division the house gave second reading to the Senate amend ments to tho Civil Service Tho act providing for the closing of banks of Instead of 3 oclock iu the af ternoon was given third Bomb Railway Stations And Other Important Points in Hun Territory May stations In German tjorraine and the railway near aud n chloride factory at ou the were bombed Tuesday night and the selective service regulations an nounced today by Provost Marshall General Not only but all draft regis trants engaged in what are held to be occupations are to be haled before local boards and given the choice of a new job or tho race track and bucket shop attendants and fortune tellers head the but those who will be reached by the now regulations also Include waiters and bar theatre ushers and pas senger elevator operators and other attendants of hotels and stores domestics and clerks In De ferred classification granted on ac count of will bo disre garded entirely in applying the A man may bivat tho bottom ot Class or even in Class if he falls within tha regulation and r fuses to take useful he will be given a new number in Class One that will send him into the mili tary service It has been known for some time some form of work or fight plan had been submitted to President Wil but there has boon no intima tion that it was so in Both tho milttaryofflcera and department of labor officials believe it will go a long way to solving the labor problem for shipbuild and munitions and will era arid Iohi at 2 oclock in the The entrance of the Channel was with a long neck leading to the great har in which lay Austrias I of cruisers and encircled by a frowning terrace of land In the obscurity the guardship the entrance was dimly toflone the appar ently There was a complete lack of They encountered three successive lines of First a guard thena lino of wooden buoys marking a chain of mines and then a heavy steel net strum from bank to The escort waited almost anhour when the silence was suddenly broken by two distinct explosions of tor followed by the sound of an alarjfi gun in lie inner i Soon two signals of colored lights rose from the centre of thu showing that Commander Pelligrini had penetrated to the very heart of the fleet and sending signals from the midst of The first signal meant have a and the second said dont mind we have no This last signal was the agreed emergency which was to be sent up in case there wiis no oportunity to give It is that they blew up their craft and took to the water iu accordance with the pro as an explosive bomb had been set to go oft even if the craft was under No word has since been heard of Commander 1elligrini and his Their signal was definite that a ship had been hit and aerial photographs are expected soon to confirm this mes There is every reason to bej lleve that the four men are and they are regarded with satisfac tjon the British Tho it is is a purely military one with of the effective coordination of the military series of the when such may become necessary to combat the Ger man menace in the Far REGULATE SALE OF Britains Call For This Product Leads Food Board to Take Action Hear This Man the Clarence Me formerly of the Presby terian will speak at Knox Church this eve ning on the He has been at the front for nearly three years as chaplain and IB a most inter esting Knox should be filled tonight to hear this glftod speaker on so vitary May response to appeals from Lord Rhondda for all the cheese and butter which can be released for export the Canada Food Board is endeavoring to expedite the shipment of both these The board has provided under order number that no person without first haying obtained permission from the Canada Food Board shall own or hold any quantity of cheese greater than is reasonably necessary to sup ply his own Canadian trade require ments during the season of scant which season shall bo deemed to have expired on June in each on which date he shall not have more than sufficient to sup ply his own Canadian trade require ments for thiity Dealers not carrying out this order will be liable to a fine of not less than and up to or to imprison ment for a period up to three or to both fine and Any person having a stock of cheese greater than is necessary to suppb their requirements for thirty days after June may dis pose of such stock by selling to any recognized cheese Sea Is Becoming An Inferno for Subs creases May Reuters Ot tawa enemy is de stroying Allied and neutral tonnage at the rate of about three and a half million tons while Great Britain and her allies and tho neutral countries will very soon be producing tonnage at the rate of about four million tons writes Ar chibald a naval expert hi the Daily That favorablo sit he should he reach ed in a few and thsneo for ward the upward curve of the Allies should succeed in a manner to cori vince the Geimans of their There are the writer points that the Germans them selves realize that submarine campaign was a political Tho Allies have not been he and the submarine which brought America into the has not been able to interfere seriously with tho transportation of American troops and As a result of the elaborate pre parations made by the Admiralty last the sea the sub May artillery fighting in the Ancre Valley and southeast of and in the Flan ders is reported in todays of ficial The statement fol lows The enemy rushed one of ouf fposts in tho Aveluy Woods sector last Two of our men there are miss carried out successful raids irt the neighborhood of the Leux Marc inflicting a number ot casualties on the enemy tfnd captur ing a machine The enemy also attempted to raid our positions in the vicinity of Riea Du Me was driven off by rifle and machine gun The hostile artilery was actives last night in the Ancro south of east of and east the forest of Italian May official ment from the Italian War Office to day reads Along the mountain front the ac tivity ot our reconnaissance parties continues with South of As IHRO a British patrol penetrated the enemy lines and back some Our assault troops captured ah outporitnortheastof MbnterDtVaV entered the village of where they inflicted losses on the enemy garrison and blew up an ammunition The action of both artilleries were fairly intense east of Ponte De Piavo and at Zenson our fire against hos tile batteries was particularly effect Tho activity of our own and Al lied airmen wag considerable and enemy were brought Vienna May following of ficial statement on operations on thw Italian was issued today On the mountain front increased fighting activity During Monday night two enemy companies penetrated our positions of Col Del They driven bark with heavy losses by counter Americant With the American Army in May falling off iu the artillery firing on the American sectors is re ported in the official statement Is sued American headquarters at 3 oclock Hurd is becoming an Inferno for marine pirates and the morale ot tho officers and men employed in the enemys submarine service is steadily as is shown by the evi dence of the most conclusive char PEACE DELEGATION WILL GO TO KIEV Serious Charge in France is Aftermath of Bonnet net Rouge Affair FOOD FOR WBlw UU141UO14 j OH Li Wednesday by British Three j enji for the present at talk ot fires were caused at Mannheim large near In aerial flghtlui Tuesday British aviators destroyed sixteen German airplanes and two observation bal FRANCE TO CELEBRATE May Hunters tawti is joining with tfritaiu and the Dominions in the cele brutHm of Victoria May loona aud drove two airplanes down out of Bombing military targets behind the Germaij Uses con tinued nctivty and the latest official Oti statement on aurlal operations says that bombs wwre dropped during tho day conscription of The announce ment today gives a notice signifying that tha list of nonuseful occupations will be extended from time to as necessity DENY IT May of a re cent attempt on the lives of Field Marshal Von llindenhurg and General Uuleiidorfi are denied in a Uerllu and more than 12 tons at according to tho Amsterdam i correspondent of tho Morning May enemy destroyer has been sunk in the neighborhood of Zsebrugge by a direct hit from an the Admiralty anounced today SUCCEEDED IN BOMBING PARIS May avia tors made another attack on Paris night and this time succeeded in reaching the bombs were dropped at various an official statement Wilson has approved arrangements which will remove the menace of starvation which threatens ten million inhabitants in German occupied Bel gium and Herbert as chairman of the commission for relief iu announced tonight that the president had approved the restoring of the fleet of steamers by the commission to the original number and the placing at the commissions disposal sufficient tonnage for the des patch of tons of foodstuffs in the next ninety Hoover said that the American and British Governments had under taken to find one half of the neces sary shipping In order to restore the volume of necessary for the maintenance of the Belgians and Freuuh under German May Von Mir German ambassador to Russia has promised Bolshe vjk foreign minister to send a peace placed on trial osteiday delegation to He said that the municatlng to unqualilied governmental change in the Ukraine documents of Importance to the necessitates changes In the personnel of tho delegation from that republic and that Kiev was suitable as a meet ing place for the EXPLAIN IT amicable ex planations to the Swiss Gov ernment resolved yesterday to sign the new treaty with Germany by which Switzerland would be provided with German coal until January This convention will bo quite independent of arrangements with France relative to the delivery of French coal to Low 64 34 NO PAPER Friday being Victoria Day and a public there will bo no regular issue of The There will bo a special bulletin May Mathleu and Sergeant PaixSeailles were for persons nat ional The documents wera five letters written by General Sar French commander on the Mace Ionian front to the French the War Minister and Deputy Nouk president of tho army commiS sion of the chamber of tele grams from Marshal Joffre to General and a telegram from former Premier Briand to Jean French minister to The court decided that the case should be heard in will be remem bered that during the trial of the directors of the Bonnet re the evidence showed that documents in question in the present were found in the safe of Editor Copies were made just be fore Almereyda and Marlon went to One document gava full details of the strength of tha forces at The crime a pun ishable by a fine and from two to five years Both the accused men have tested their Captain Mathleu appewed in court in the uniform of the Colonial Infan try his decorations Including the Cross of the Legion of Honor and the War Thore were five ehev rous ou liis left showing three years of service at the The pro secution demanded that the cagg heard In the strictest ;