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Biddeford Daily Journal (Newspaper) - March 25, 1920, Biddeford, Maine Our no vol. Xxxvii no. 71. Weekly established 1841 daily established 1884 Biddeford Maine. Thursday evening March 25, 1920. Fall leased wire service of the associated Presa. Price two cents. Truce in the Ruhr Valley Region was of Short duration the fighting has been resumed after Brief respite and Sparta cans Are said to be closing in. Red forces in this Region show no sign of disruption a a a a next president wont be a Democrat says Hersey attempt to smuggle guns and munitions into Ireland unearthed. Arms were of German make the Hague March 25.�?fighting in the Ruhr District of Germany where it was understood a truce had been agreed to has been resumed according to the Telegram Sparta Cist forces Are nearing Wesel the newspaper says and a Muenster dispatch to the Rotterdam courant says the red army a strength is now 120,000. Disruption of the coalition of socialistic parties that usurped control in the Ruhr Basin is considered improbable As a result of the Ebert governments military Campaign. Communists at Dusseldorf and at Hagen have not been Active and moderate programmes have been adopted in various cities. The communists however Are represented on several executive committees and Are credited with a disposition to hold out for extreme measures particularly regarding wages. Independent socialists appear to favor closer relations with the majority socialists because of the resignation of Gustav Noske minister of defense in the Ebert Cabinet news of which was published hero today. Exact figures relative to the number of men the radicals have been Able to put ii to the. Field. Are not available Here but the past few Days have demonstrated the ability of these men to whip inexperienced recruits into quite formidable soldiers who handle a Rifle and take advantage of ground conditions like veterans. The committee in control Here announced it had received unofficial information that heavy fighting has been going on in the Ruhr District operations being directed from Hagen Headquarters of the red forces in that Region. Nothing official has so far been received. A conference was held at a Small town North of Muenster today but nothing regarding decisions reached there has been Learned in this City. A a in ii ii. A new investigation. Washington March 25.�?another naval investigation growing out of the War was started Here today. It is being conducted by a Navai court and the purpose is to develop the circumstances surrounding the removal by rear Admiral Sims of rear Admiral William b. Fletcher from the command of the american naval base at Brest. Admiral Fletcher who asked for the inquiry was the first witness. Sixty five sinn seiners taken to Belfast jail barbed wire stretched about place of confinement and soldiers posted As guards. London March 25.�?a plot to smuggle arms into Ireland was discovered yesterday says the evening Standard. A foreign vessel Whoso cargo contained Beer barrels in which were found rifles and machine guns of German make and also ammunition was detained at a Northern port yesterday afternoon the newspaper asserts. Hub hit by a $200,000 fire momentous events Are said to be impending at Frame in near future Rome March 24.�?flume is on the eve of momentous events say a dispatches direct from that City. Captain Gabriele do Annunzio and the fiuman National Assembly have decided to proclaim fiume a Republic but will probably not take this action until after the meeting of the supreme Allied Council at san remo Italy on april 21. For. Cry of banknotes on a Large scale at fiume has resulted in an accentuation of the distress caused by the paralysis of Commerce there. The populace however is determined not to submit to the Jugo slavs. At a meeting of officers and prominent citizens hold last night dispatches state Captain do Annunzio reaffirmed his determination not 4 to abandon the City until it was either a racially Independent or a Heap of i Republican state convention opens in Bangor with nearly 1,400 delegates attending. Candidates for governor on j hand All wreathed in smiles Belfast Ireland March 25.�?sixty-five sinn fein prisoners who sailed from Queenstown yesterday aboard a British Sloop which was accompanied by two destroyers arrived Here this morning. The sinn be incurs were removed from the Sloop under a Strong guard and taken to the City jail which had been cleared of Ordinary prisoners. The jail has been fitted with barbed wire Protection and the prisoners will be guarded by troops. Workmen bombarding Wesel with big guns the Hague March 25.�?some reports from the Frontier indicate that the workmen Are bombarding Wesel with Large calibre guns. The advices Are conflicting however other reports declaring the situation is quiet. The Semi official Netherlands correspondence Bureau states that the minister of War has been in conference with the army leaders with regard to the taking of precautions against the crossing of the Frontier by German revolutionary troops or fugitives. According to the handels Blad the red troops in the Vicinity of Wesel shelled fort Bluecher which is occupied by belgian troops. The belgians protested against this action. Aldermen from the Rhine District have arrived in Holland to negotiate for food for the population there. They declare in interviews with the dutch press that the movement of the German labourers in this Region a not bolshevik but includes members of All the parties. They assert that there is much distress from Lack of food in Dortmund and elsewhere in the District. Boston March 25.�?an Early morning fire which caused damage aggregating $200,000 to buildings at or near the Corner of Atlantic Avenue and Oliver Street today was fought with Hose lines from the elevated railway Structure and from fireboat on the waterfront. Traffic on Atlantic Avenue and on the elevated the principal artery of communication Between the North and South stations was held up several hours with consequent disturbance to commuters. The five Story building at the Southwest Corner of Atlantic Avenue and Oliver Street owned by the Massachusetts general Hospital corporation was destroyed with considerable losses to the Bay state bindery Joseph Beal amp co., machinists and the National machine company. On Oliver Street the adjoining building at 163-167 was damaged Oil two floors the occupants of which were the a. B. Z. Elevator company and Ault amp i burp co., Ink dealers. Granite cutters conference on Thomas w. Lawson arrested in connection with Stock sales $ Boston March 25.�?demands for a wage of $8 for an 8-hour Day for those of the 16,000 Granite cutters of the country not receiving that amount were the subject of a conference Here today Between representatives of the monumental Granite producers association and the Granite cutters International association of America. The conferees went into session at a local hotel late in the Forenoon and it was said that the discussion probably would carry the meeting into late afternoon. The cutters seek to displace a sliding scale agreement which would Advance wages to $6.40 daily on april Boston March 24.�?the crusade of attorney general Allen against promoters and brokers who have been exploiting Silver stocks today led to the arrest of Thomas w. Lawson. He surrendered himself at police Headquarters to answer to a warrant charging him with violating on four counts a state Law regarding the filing of information regarding Stock issues. Four other operators and brokers were arrested pc steady including l. C. Van Riper of new York formerly Secretary to Lawson. Correspondent would form blockade against vermin of the russians we. Is ready to do anything to keep skin whole the Hague March 24.�?a blockade against russian vermin is suggested in the place of a commercial blockade by the correspondent of the Amsterdam handels Blad who has recently visited soviet Russia. After telling of some experiences of his own with various varieties of the pests in a russian dwelling the correspondent says a i had with me soap which the other occupants of this particular cottage looked upon with envy. The family had not seen soap for a year i next and to $6.80 a year later a Iii j was old that in the red army at Ort n or Vonmosl int inn nut ruin rat it i a n. _. _ an agreement for the Flat rate of $1 an hour for an 8-hour Day. Granite cutters of new England of the Middle West and the South Are principally interested As those in other sections Are now receiving the higher rate in most cases. Fur thieves gather in new Batch skins at Boston bolshevik attack the poles along mile Battle line Long heralded Spring Campaign opens at most Points russian soviet armies have been repulsed heavy fighting still on. Warsaw March 24.�?bolshevik attacks have been launched against the polish line at scattered Points along a front of approximately 400 Miles and the Long planned Spring attack by the russian soviet armies apparently has been commenced. While the bolshevik have made Small advances at some places despite the desperate resistance of the poles the latter have been holding the enemy in Check in most sections say official statements. The reds have been compelled to Retreat from several newly acquired positions along the front but fighting continues the soviet troops using heavy artillery tanks armoured cars and other apparatus captured from general Dan Kine on the South russian front. Most severe fighting took place on tuesday on the poles Ian Podoliak front near the galician Frontier the bolshevik concentrating their attacks on this sector in an Effort to capture Rovno an important Railroad Center and Kamenel Podolsk a City highly prize because of strategic importance. Heavy engagements. Heavy engagements Are also reported in the Vicinity of Vaslava Southeast of Rovno and Staro Konstantinov where the reds attempted to Cross the clutch River. East of Kamenetz Podolsk the Battle is still going on both sides using artillery and bringing up reinforcements. Rovno is particularly valuable to the poles As through it runs the Only Railroad by which supplies can be shipped to the army along the Southeastern front. In their drive against this City on tuesday the bolshevik hurled two divisions into the Battle in an attempt to outflank the poles. Hand to hand fighting ensued in villages just to the East of the clutch River and the enemy was finally compelled to retire. He resumed the onslaught however and the struggle is still going on. In sectors Viher the poles have repelled the soviet hordes they have found great heaps of Bridge building materials which were brought up in preparation for crossing several streams that follow along the front. Northeast and East of Kamenetz Podolsk near the Dniester River the bolshevik have been using their heaviest guns and apparently have made slight gains having captured the Village of mogilev not the important City of the same name Sev eral Days ago. Boston March 25.�?fur thieves tunnelled through a Brick Wall in the Roxbury District recently and stole $11,000 Worth of skins it was Learned at police Headquarters today. This break in which the store of m. Kaufman on Blue Hill Avenue was looted was one of several which the authorities now believe to be the work of the same gang. Another of these robberies was that of $30,000 in Bonds and jewelry from the loan office of h. Van dam in the business District last sunday. Least at the polish front no measures were taken against vermin at All. The officers and men had become used to them Long ago and everyone who was subject to the typhus had died of it already. A it is not Only bolshevism which has been lurking in the East but also All that which has been the result of dirt and disease. Strategic frontiers Are not sanitary ones. The germans have in vain tried to protect their country. Coming into Germany one is required to show a certificate that he had been Del used. But one could buy these certificates for two Marks at the Frontier if one did not like to have himself cleaned. A and now cholera plague and smallpox Are threatening. Could All the nations not give their resources to establish a Gigantic hygienic Circle about this tremendous new Balkans into which a great part of Europe and Asia has already been sex Kaiser showing spirit of a Craven in dealings with the dutch. European Corn Borer. New Garden pest is extending its operations in Eastern part of country. Springfield 111., March 25.�?reported discovery of the european Corn Borer among the crops of Corn Broom Corn and other plants in Maine new Hampshire Vermont Massachusetts Rhode Island Connecticut new York and Pennsylvania has led governor Frank o. Lowden to Issue a proclamation forbidding the importation of such plants from those states except under certain restrictions. The pest also is said to have been discovered in celery Green Beans beets spinach rhubarb Oats Rye Straw chrysanthemums asters Cosmos geraniums Gladiolas and dahlias. New York mails. New York March 25.�?mail deliveries in new York City will be made on a summer time a beginning sunday when the state Daylight saving Law becomes effective postmaster Patten announced today. The custom House and the Federal Reserve Bank also will observe Daylight saving hours. The Federal courts Are awaiting a ruling from Washington before announcing their policy. Prince May have to wait before sailing through Panama canal Panama March 24.�? it is doubted Here whether a Channel sufficient to permit the passage through the Panama canal of the British Cruiser renown can be cleared in the Culebra Cut by tuesday next when the Prince of Wales will arrive aboard the warship on his Way to Australia. More than 20 ships Are still tied up the result of the slide in the Cut last saturday. This afternoon an is and 50 feet wide and three feet High was visible above the Channel. One Moue for prohibition. Providence r. I., March 25.�? Prosperity and prohibition will close the municipal lodging House for tramps and other unfortunates next week. The overseers of the poor reports that be has no guests for several weeks. Hartford Conn. March 25.�?the new York new Haven amp Hartford Railroad will not conform to any local Daylight saving ordinance so Long As their is Lack of uniformity of time among cities and towns which it serves especially in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The Hague March 24.�?dutch officials claiming to know the Leal financial condition of former emperor William of Germany Are greatly amused at various imports emanating from Berlin to the effect that William gave monetary support to the reactionary revolt of March 13. A in reality the former emperor is virtually a poor Man a an official told the associated press today. A there is a question whether he has enough Money to pay count Bentinck owner of the Castle at Amerongen where William has been staying since no vember 1>18, what he owes according to another official familiar with inside negotiations Between William of Hohenzollern and the dutch government since the former a arrival in Holland William has throughout displayed anything but a heroic attitude. So anxious has he been to secure Hollands Protection he has been glad from the very Start to give a pledge not to participate in political intrigues. It is said this fledge has been renewed but whether the renewal was written or Oral officials decline to say. It is known however that it was originally Oral. A we Are confident he will keep his pledge a an official remarked today. Boy still held for $25,000 Ransom Bangor me., March 25.�?until a Republican president accepts the Lodge reservations the league of nations and peace treaty never will be ratified congressman Ira g. Horsey of Houlton today told the republicans of Maine at their state convention in his address As chairman. He severely criticised president Wilson and the democratic administration. Maine a four delegates at Large to the Chicago convention said to favor major general Leonard Wood for president had been chosen when the noon recess was taken the eight District delegates being elected later. Six presidential electors were nominated. Hundreds of women from All sections of the state occupied seats on the platform and in the galleries of the auditorium in which the convention was held. They were interested spectators of the proceedings to which they had been especially invited by the state committee. Congressman Hersey predicted that the next president would not be a Democrat and added that he would follow the counsel of the great men of his party and not Tho diplomats of Europe. A the will consider himself the servant of the american people Aud not the autocratic dictator of the a the Republican party xviii stand for America Aud american rights a he said a and against class government and class legislation. We shall stand for american nationalism and against foreign internationalism for american Rule against alien government for american Independence As against the interest of foreign lands for the Constitution against any world government Horn of foreign intrigues and the delegates at Large to the National convention Are Edward w. Wheeler Brunswick Charles b. A Arter. Auburn George g. Weeks Fairfield and colonel Frank m. Hume Houlton. Their alternates Are George in Smith Waterboro Patrick ii. Gillin Bangor Phineas in Cav Damariscotta and Timothy f. Callahan Lewiston. The electors of president and vice president were nominated As follows or. Alexander c. Hagerthy Ellsworth Alton c. Wheeler. South Paris William r. Roix Presque Lexington ky., a. 25.�?-although e. In Bittie Lexington capitalist has announced that the demanded Ransom would he paid Paul Little his seven year old son was still a captive today of the kidnapper who lured him away late yesterday. It was stated that the kidnapper demanded $25,000 Ransom. Little announced All demands would he met declaring a i do not care about the $25,000 if i can get my son Hack the boy disappeared with an unidentified White Man in the late afternoon. The lads playmates said he told them that the Man had promised him a Dollar to deliver a Box of Andy. Later a note was delivered to the Little Home by a messenger boy hut the father refused to divulge the exact contents of the message. He did admit however that it contained threats to kill his son if the Ransom was not paid. No attempts to arrest the kidnapper would be made he indicated and no questions would he asked if the hoi was returned safely. Traffic held up. A a a a Junction Conn., March 25.�? traffic Over the Shore line division of the new York new Haven fir Hartfi d Railroad was disrupted it my today through derailment of two cars in an East bound freight train Here. Some passenger trains were rerouted by the Way of Willimantic. The Railroad officials said no one was Hurt. Isle Frank b. Miller Rockland Walford g. Chapman Portland and Willis t. Emmons Saco. Ratification of the peace treaty with reservations woman suffrage and prohibition were favored in resolutions presented to the convention. A Resolution disapproving government ownership of railroads and steamships also was offered. Senator James e. Watson of Indiana and congressman Ira g. Hersey As temporary chairman addressed the convention. Nearly 1,400 delegates and several Hundred women spectators attended the opening session. The night before. Two of the gubernatorial candidates colonel Frederick h. Park Hurst of Bangor and senator John p. Deering of Saco have reception rooms at the Bangor House Side by Side Parkhurst holding Forth in no. 20 and Deering in no. 21. The Parkhurst league of Portland occupies room 19 and All of these Headquarters Are liberally supplied with literature buttons portraits of the favorite candidate and cigars. There Are pictures galore of Milliken and Jack the other two gubernatorial candidates but neither the governor nor the Lisbon Falls candidate have opened Headquarters. Bangor being colonel Parkhurst a Home town it is Only natural that Parkhurst buttons should predominate. When it comes to i Gars it is the opinion of men who have sampled All of them that those handed out at the Deering Headquarters Are the most popular. K. W. Sutherland the major Domo at the Deering Headquarters vouches for the Deering smokes As regular 10-Centcrs, while he declares that a Hose passed out at room 20 Are like old times. The a night before was a Good Deal like the old time pre convention gathering. Despite the fact of Bangor a unique reputation there appeared to be an entire absence of the cup that cheers and sometimes inebriated but there was a big crowd in Tho hotel lobby much pushing and a a moshing a plenty of talk both loud and subdued and Cigar smoke so i Hick you could carve it with a knife. The women politicians were a Novelty and most of them seemed perfectly continued on Page six congressman Hersey attacks work of president Wilson and colleagues men and women of Maine i should be unjust to myself and to you if i did not express my deep sense of obligation and thankfulness for the great Honor you have so suddenly thrust upon me chairman of this great convention. I regret with you that senator Hale who had been originally selected to preside cannot be with us today. He has looked Forward to this occasion with great satisfaction to meet Here his Many friends and join with you in shaping the future Republican policies of state and nation. When it came however to a Choice Between this Honor and neglect of his duties As chairman of a great committee he quickly chose the Post of duty. I want to say to you As one who knows that Maine has never had a More Fqy Ahful servant in Washington than senator Hale. When the republicans of Maine met in state convention two years ago we had with us that grand Type of american citizenship the late Theodore Roosevelt. He had not been permitted to Wear his uniform on the battlefields of France but he sent his three sons to the front and the youngest boy now sleeps under the poppies of Flanders Field. No Man in America did More than he during the War and previous to it to arouse the sluggish and inefficient administration at Washington to abandon delays and vigorously conditional publican party should give every assistance to the democratic administration in the sending of men and supplies to our allies whose backs were against the Wall. And this slogan a win the War a he mounded from a Hundred platforms in our land. How real is that last picture with clenched and uplifted fists throwing his whole strength into this message of americanism. A we must have loyalty to Only one Flag the american Flag and it is disloyal to the american Flag to try to he Loyal to any other whether that other is a foreign Flag or the Black and red flags which symbolize either anarchy or else treacherous hostility to All for which this nation stands. There is room in this country for but one language the language of the declaration of Independence of Washington a Farewell address and of Lincoln a Gettysburg speech and second inaugural the English language. Americanism transcends every party consideration. No Man who is not too per cent american is entitled to the support of any party which is itself entitled to be considered an american three Days before his death when the armistice had been declared and the president was suggesting a form for a league of nations he wrote his last message to the american people. He said a let us begin by including in the prosecute the War to in a league Only the present allies. Surrender. Many of us let us explicitly Reserve certain remember Roosevelt a strenuous rights to our territorial possessions speech before our last convention to our control of immigration and How with All the vigor and Powers of citizenship to our fiscal policy and his virile manhood and his intense a to our handling of our Domestic ques Trio ism he insisted that we As re tons general a As not to be ques publicans should make a mighty of tons and not to be brought before fort to help win the War that the re continued to Page five

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