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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 18, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta toLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA, MONDAY, MARCH 18, 1918 NUMBER 82 __i- .J mm RIOTS; -T7 free big u. s. ships I'OR allies Riots Follow Effort of Sinn  Fein Member To Hold'An Open Air Meeting RIOJS LASTED MOST OF NIGHT; POLICEMEN ARE AMONG INJURED London, March 18.-Th� Austral-Inn government, Bccordlng ^to a diapatch to the Times frpm Sydney, has completed a scheme which frees ail large ocean-golno ships for the use of the allies, A pool, which will control 120 ships engaged In coastal trade will bo formed. TAKEiSTOCK HADVERIISED DRIVE HUNS HAVE STRONG HOPE OF WINNING Am�terdam,.>,Mar. 18.-"I have strong hope that Field Marshal Von HIndenburg Wll^^soon v/ln for us complete victory on the western front," reads a misMf^-sent by Emperor William to the Pomeranian provincial council as quotwl in the Uol take* the offensive unless farced into it. This confirms the opiuioHH many officers have expressed for weeks In the face of official forecasts to tho contrary from both sides ot tho Aflan-! tie. ' 'While hostile, preparation tor an offensive in the west are not slackening," tho review says, "It Is becoming more evident that the enemy will makp the offensive only if compelled to do so Jrf the exigencies ot the general strategic situation. "The nature of the information upon which the opinion is based is not dt�-" closed. It is noted that., fresh German divisions have arrived on the western front and the German lines are said to he approaching the point in density beyond which it would-be irapbssil)le to go without choking communicating lines and hampering free movement ot reserves. Apparently, however, thl.s concentration has come to-be regarded as del'ensivo, not an offensive movement." Covington, Ky,, Mar. 18.- A crowd estimated at 10,000 which included men, women and children hene yesterday afternoon, participated In^ remarkable demonstration of patriotic protest against pro-Qerman propaganda in Covington as exemplified by tho poisoning of 500 of 725 government artillery horses shipped from Camp Grant,' Ills., for an Atlantic seaport. An Interruption from a man giving his name as r?lchard Schmidt, 23 years, nearly brought about his lynching. As it was he was severely beaten'' before tho police rescued him. The mass meeting decided to send a memorial to congress calling upon the congressional law makers to enact a law interning every esiemy alien within the borders of the United States and making more stringent the laws governing all seditious and traitorous acts. can. soldier is decoHated in s. 'N8V('*Y'6rk, Mar.l8;-By special jier-misslon of King George, Brig. Gen. L. 11. Kenyon of the British a^-my present ed a, Distlugui3he4 Conduct .Medal .to Sergt. Major A. W/Jiraea of thc"Canfl-dlafl lorceSyattlie, mllltliryj and naval (ftfttltiUc tneot at .Madlkoh ^quare Oac-(iien y6sterMy7f^ii; was said to'be the first time-a D.C.Aif. had been bestowed on a British subject in this country. James wai 4wBrd^d the medal for rescuins tour wounded Highlanders fi'om a buralUK buildlns which was un der fire during th� bitttle of Yprei, in April, 1915. Ho ;was. wounded. r! W. BradshaVs Home Believed to Have Been Fired by Draftee Refused E.v-'^mption HUNS WANT A NAVAL BASE FLEMISH COAST MOSCOW MEETING AOOPTS.THE PEACE-^IUNS AIDING HEWHEVIItllNmANOW CONSTANTINE'S SPIES ARRESTED BY ^LLIES __._ \ Athens, Mar. 17.'-Two Greek officers who were landed on the west coast of the Peloponnesus by a German submarine have been ar-' rested. They are aald to have been sent by former King Con-stantine to obtain Information on the state of the kinvlom and tiv have reeelved Instructions personally from, the king. London, l\1ar. 18.-Von Tirpltz Is quoted as dcclaririg "Continue the U-boat wur without flinching, and we can secure peace with England, v/hioh' will insure for Germany's navy a base off the Flemish coast ' for all time." GOOD HALF HOUR'S N ROGRESS, AUSTRIA Ottav,ra. March 17.-Tho now' government V'ront lines" fir the cominf parliament,-^hlcU has undergone some changeii since the first allocation was made, Is an interesting (me'. 'The first lines incl^d? three rows of seals >y1th desks In front, eiglit in a row. One of the interesting points Is the 'inclusion' ot two private members who for many years were numbered among the , most aggresalvo Liberals In ijie, liouso. Thiy. are PrecLPardeo, t u'nier chief Liberal whip did Cr. Michael Clark ot Red Deor. The allociition Is as follows: Front row. left to right-Reid, Maclean, Qorden, Fostar, Carvoll, Slfton,-Uoherty and Ballantyne. ' ^ Second row, left to right-Buvrell, Mewbum, Rowell, Calder, Meighen, Crerar,, Crothers and Cochrane. Third row, leffjo right-Middlaboro, McCurdy, Hon. Hugh Clark, Guthrie, Pardee, J. B, Armstrong, Dr. Clark |s�nd Green. HAD SAFE CONDUCT BUT WASiSEIZED London, Mar. 17.-The Belgian relief commission says that the Swedish ship Princess Ingeborg which was captured last week off the Jutland coast by a submarine and taken to Germany, arrived at Rotterdam on>Maroh 21, unloaded her cargo of grain and was proceeding back to Sweden with a German safe conduct when seized. It was at first rQpwtedithatnie Princess luge-borg, a Belgian relief steamer, was on her way \o Rotterdam when the cargo was seized. Arhsterdarp, March 17.-Strikes . are' again in progress In Austria and Hujig'ary and .^re spreac^ing rapidly, according to reports appearing in German newspapers. A Vienna dispatch i� the Weser Zeltung. of Bremen, dated Friday says that a strike has begun In Budapest and is assuming large' proportions. Telegraphic communications between Buda Pest and Vienna^ was suspended on Thurs-day. __^ ? FOUND 15 RUSS WARSHIPS; ^ ? -r-r Amsterdam,' Mar. 18.-Berlin � ? object of a siiriilar attempt. One of Most Successful Raids in History of Canadian Troops AUSTRIAN AVIATORS lONOTTOUCHIHE HOI OF M POPE Steered clear of Rome Though They Passed Near It-The ^ Longest Flight' Soviets Adopt Peace Terms By Big Majority-Released Huns Fight in Serbia, FINN LEADER IS � OPPOSING THE HUNS; CRUELTY OF BOLSHEVIW Moscow, Mar. 18.-The all-Rus-sian congress of Soviets has rati-^ _fled the peace agreement vyitii "Germany by a large majority. Kills 16 PE Demolishcs Houses Like Packs of Cards-Thoflsands Said To Be Homeless House of Commons Opens PoTj^ln,' Mair, Ife-The advance guard al Governor. Chang Soulln of Mukden province, har arrived at Forig Tnl, out-teide Pekln, and is making preparations fto establish a cimp In the Tempi* of Heaven. The exodus of Ohtneso (icom feeitln continues,' i; Tlio Temple of Heaven stands near lie south gate of tlieputer city of Pe-,: It is Burroun'ded'by walls which , I oyer throe n^lles fn clroiimferonce. '(: past years the emperors personally lilted the temple to offer prayers to lang Tl, the supreme god, on stated oa8loii3, n.t times of drought, and fa- Otta.wB, 'Mar. .18.~Mlmaied scenes preceded.the forinalTopening ot the house this momtng tor the purpose ot electing'a al>eaHer. The, corridors of [.parliament were tlJroiiged ,wUh members, new and',oId.,.There wis:much handshaking and every appearance ot gobd follo�;^Hhlp prevalledr, Sirtlobert Borden and 'several ot the cabinet ministers were not ii^the commons before the members were siunmonod, to Itie senate to receive Instructions to elect a speaker, Sir Wilfrid. Laurler, who arrived early shook hands with Hon. C. C. Ballantyne, Major denoral Mow-burn, Hon. N. W. Rowell, Hon. J. A. Calder and other minlBt^ra and a la;-f{0 number ot members oil both sldjra 01:4 the house. � Election cf Speaker After tho return of the members to the commons chamber, . Sir Robert Bofden In a brief epeech nominated Mr. H.'N, Rhodes,' memtf r f(�r Cumberland and' fornjerj speaker of the house,, to that otdca, Sir Robert said that the puiHlQU was one, requiring a high quality ot, Intellect, groat cour-tissy and the most^^firtoct Impartial lly. Mr, Rhodes, though itill young, had had great 'exparlenoe In public lite, and combined the a^iAliti^f which made hlni conspicuous.i.even (mong those other speakers who ,li�4�gona before, hini.  .'. - Sir Wilfrid LAurler-lh riling to seo-ond the nomination, iitatedthEit in his opinion the hou�e had been irregularly called ^e'oauiie . no vhour, for its first meeting had been Jm^ntlohod in the proclamation in'tli* 'Oan'ada Gazette. With reference to^h* nomination o( Mr, Rhodes'as apeakeri Slv Wilfrid said ho would ratl^er.isee tho member from Oumbeittland'In .^llc^ chair than oh the floor., Oh the f^opn, ho had not al icr had given him. Prmnier Borden, replying to Sir l^arls, March 15.--(Delayed)- Two very violent explosions today in a factory, at La Courueuve, north of Paris, caused the deatlis ol sixteen persons and the Injury ot a large number, mostly slightly, according to an official announcement made tonight. Later it was said that the number of dead was thirty. General Dubail, the military governor^'ot Paris, has ordered an luvestigatlon of the acci dent. The causes of the explosions Jiavo not yet been determined clearly. La Courneuve is seven kilometres Canadian Hoadquartcvs in France, Mar, 17..-(By tlio Canadian Overseas Correspondent).-Nineteen prisoners taken. 20 Germans killed by rifle fire or bayoneted, others blown up in their dugbuts and an indefinite number wounded-such is the record ot 2,"i minutes' work of our Infantry in front ot Oricourt this morning. In addition an efiem.y macliine guu was captm'ed, hiu front and rear areas and communlca.Vlons were shelled and gassed by our iieavio* and his tisld guns were swept by our machlno Kuna and shelled by our tronrJi mortars. Tho raid was one ot the moat successful In Canadian history. Our men, in moving to tho attack, had to cross halt d mile of No Man'a Land. \ French Got Prisoners Paris, Mar. 17.-French i-alders were very active iJlst night and broiight back more than 130- prisoners in four raids, according to an Official statement from ti.e war office today. British Air Activities London, Mar. 15.--(Delayed).-The report on aviation operations issued j tonight reatls: "Rain prey,ented flying Thursday morning. The weather cleared In the afternoon and, bombs were dropped on enemy billets and railhead^ near Lille and on an airdrome 20 miles mortheaat ot St. Quentlh, used by night flying machines. Another hostile airdrome east ot St. Quehtin was bombed and one; hangar set'afire and two others badly damaged. None of our machines are missing." . -' Wilfrid's comment on the fact that noj-Jiajiii the Cathedral ot Notre Dame, hi the'direction ot Sc. Denis. All root's and windows within a rad lus of miles ot the building were do molished while buildings collapsed like houses of cards from tljfi violence of the. explosion. In every quarter ot Paris 'windows were shattered Tmd furnltvire overturned. In ai public school'''at, AubervillSrs there was panto and four girls died from fright. N*)arly one thousand persons are Bheltcrless as the result of damage to tholr liflmes. Tho American Jtea Cross co-.oporating with the prefecture of tBo Seine and tiio local authorities is providing for them. '' ACGIDENIALLy SHOT' Rome, .Mar. 18.-Austrian aviators who made tho raid on Naples set forth from Catlaro. On their return voyage they passed near IJome, but dropped no bombs. Tho residents of Rome were instructed to remaiTi within dogrs with all lights out. At the Vatican the opinion was expressed that Rome would never he' bombarded owing to the presence of tho popo. The lighting plant at the Vatican remained In operation and the light.q in the irope's apartments were not cut off, although It was agreed later that in tjie event of future raids tho current would be cut off. . The Longest Flighf, .7 Cattaro, a Dalmatian port. Is 350 miles from Naijles, so that the Austrian raiders taking a roundabout cplirse on tho way home and flying several^hun-dred miles over Italian territory made a, journey oonsiderribly over ' seven hundred miles, the longest p!) flights reported In connection with the War.-A Naples dispatch said the raid was carried out by a dirigtl>le balloon �\\'hicli' dropped bombs at ratlikinfi over; the city. Sixteen persons were filled ;a|id forty were wounded.  . ENEMY STILL But No Sig:n As To When The Great Offensive Will V Start ISWISS DEMAND INDEMNITY erne. Mar. 15.-The.Swlsui govorfr. has sent a note to the Germari'l prnment doinandlns" the pnymenf iQd�ronity for the destruction of pralnjatoajnev Sardin^ro.''The note>^ . . . ......... ------ [^reiiuesta a careful iuTeatjgailoo ot; wi^s boon atJ^vO'Var^t^' flpU'lt, but us Blrvrfnwtances by-German'uutliorJ j-i speaker he Uad-jtoM^U'SUImBjal't as/wor-' .thy ot all enuouiiirnisWhich'the prem- hour for the opening had been fixed by proclamation, said tlmt the order-In-council, he bolioved, had mentioned 11. o'clock this morning, Tho hour should, of course, have been mention ed litHhe proclamation. Sir Robert Borden aaid that although parliament was so newly elected, one member had already passed away. Ho referred to the death ot Dr. A. B. Han-pa, (of�ier member for I,anark. . ^Slr Wilfrid Ldurler said tUat Dr.'Hanna was a member wlio was entitled to tho roapoct ot everybody. iSlr Robert Bordeu ;bofor6 the ad' Journment at 11: SO asked tlio members to remain In their seats tor a tow minutes In order that a picture ot parliament might be obtained. Devoid of CereiYiony ^. When the house met .At .8 o'clock t{ hear the speech from the throne. Hi Excellency, the Duke of. Devonshire, vi&B In attendance In tho commons chamber. The proceedings were deVoia Kitchener, Ont., March 18,-Private of the urfual ceremonial and of war- Phlljp Nowhn, a desert^er ^lom the time BlmpUclty. His ExcoUenoy; was London, camp, it la stated, was shot not accompanied by the.usual^Ultary in the hip yesterday by P. C. Blevlns, guard ot honor and, the social features" ot the local police force and lies at which usually mark the opening Wefe 'tho, Kitchener-Waterloo hospital In' a entirely lacking. The sQenes In th^ critical condition. Blevlns accompan. commons chamber when the speaker led Provost Marshal Osborne of M. D. took tlie chair, were a repetition of- No. 1 to the Karn Farm, two miles those that occurved at theraornlnB west ot Waterloo, where Nowha had session. The usher of the lilaok Bod Steh (n ;ildl�g. Nowha attempted'to arrived without delay and summoned 'eBCBpQ,^Hnd It Is alleged that in. the tho memii^rs to the upper chamber tussle with Blevlns, the .revolver ac where the. speech from the throne was cldontally exploded and the bullet eu read by His Hfttcollency In both French lererf'Nowha's hip. On examination and English. - The Important- dwu- atvthe hospital, was found, that the ment, wlilch putUues the main teaturea bullet; had entered the bladder. A ot tho j government's proposed soBsiou- statcmeut wos taken by the coroner, ttl.nroiram Is as follows: v-� - " i'n In Jvyhlch Nowha claimed that he did ^ ^ flehfcj with tho ^con- Toronto, March 18.-Canadian munition manufacturers have a chance to land contracts that totdl $50,000,000. Through-the Imperial Munition. Board the United States Is asking for prices and delivery dates on contracts for aeroplane bombs {o the amount named. A number of Toronto munitions firms are said to be fitiuring on the big proposition. l^ndou, Mar. 17.-(Via'Renter's Ot tawa Agency) .-Telegraphing on Sun day, Jteuter's correspondeilt at French headquarters says: � "Although the enemy gives no-sign as to when the long-promised offensive will break, he is still accumulating men and material on bur front with an\in-tention which seemingly admltsyption-ly^ono ciplanatlon. - Ho has JDO divisions on the Franco-Belgian fronts. Over oiie-thlrd ot these are In le'aerve, r|ady to be hurled at any point select- � "Our- defense preparations, however, are on a most t'ormldablo scailo." ARRANGE TO build , MORE CONCRETE ships Bostpn, Mass., Mar. Ifi.-In connection with the launching on' tho PacHlc coast of tho first" American built concrete ship, the Liberty Shipbuilding company, which has'headquarters Iiete, announced yesterduy that tlrn koel for the first of a fleet orf -'ten .' throe thousand ton concrete .ships .for the government had been laid at its new plant In Brunswickj Georgia.; : The contfact callsNforr the dellvevy of the first ship within ^three months and the rest at the rate of one sljlpa week ther^ter. He estimated the cost of tltetlrst ship as $375,000. . Paris,'Mar. l'4,^(Delayodl.-Cardinal Lucon.jarghbishppi of Rhelms, ha.s Issued a'"protest against a statement mado in the. Gerthan otticliil communication of Monday that an observation post had been observed'several times recently working on Rheims Cathedral. The cardinal says; - ' . "There Is notj nor has 'there been previous to the German entry, into Rheims on September 4, 1914, elther'i optical, wireless, or any military installation on .the cathedral that misfht have heen mistaken for an observation pdst." � , > B. C, MAN DIES IN NEW YORK ^ New York, March 18,-Frank ' L,' Underwood of this city, itrasldent ot tho British. Columbia Copper Company, died In a'hoapltal here Sunday, He was Ijorn ; Ht Wnldron,' Vermont, years ngp.' ; * � c   > ' , -��-� '. - .,;. � � ' '''i MoMow, March 15.-^Attho sesslou^^ today of the ' atl-Russian .soviet con-i. gra'ss, M. Sverdlotf, one of the ^cen-tral ^exec&tive coinmlttee road tho message sent to the Russian people.' early this iuonth on behalf of' American labor, by Samuel Gointoeri lit; which the assistance ot thejworklng^ people ot ^mericd was promised to; the Russians, ,.Tho message which was road before the vote In ratification of the peace treaty was taken, ^vokeil; great applause. No reply was sent, i rig^ northeast of AchevlUiand .^. captured several prisoners'with ^* little loss to themselves," says today's ottiotal;uomrauni- 4> encounters nor^tUoastot Zonn'e^ 4> ? beeke. � .  ? "Hostile artillery, was active > during the night south th^ ^ 9> Bapaume-Cambral road and' ia� jfr �> the neighborhood of.ibenif and against our forward', areaa be^ tweou"^'arneton -audi- Zonno- WILLLEAVEl Amiterdam, Mar. 17.-While' th� Turkish semi-official news agency ta> , I telegraphing reports of alleged atrooi- .v. ties, oommltted' by bands of Ariijenv , lans,-: the "Armenian correspondence , bureau at the Hague declares that.tho't-^ re-entry of the Turks Into-Trebljwnd,! .>,' capital of the Vilayet of the sam^f^lkipa ' InvAala Mlpor, was marked) acts'ot savi^gery and rlotlng,r The^plani;;'.'-^ ^ u' �lwa'to leave no Armeulai) alive'tft'thoi- <^<^^<^^f^^*^* r�i-oocupled territory, ' " 's^,':;^;'',-; 75 35 ;