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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 18, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta J* 7 - > � - - VOLUMK XI. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA, MONDAY, MARCH IS, 1918 BELFAST SERIOUS RIOTS FREE BIG llTs. SHIPS J OR ALLIES London, March 18.-The Austral-inn government, according sto a dispatch to the Times from Sydney, has completed a scheme which frees all large ocean-going ships for the use of the allies. A pool, which will control 120 ships engaged in coastal trade will bo formed. Riots Follow Effort of Sinn Fein Member To Hold'An Open Air Meeting RIOTS LASTED MOST OF NIGHT; POLICEMEN ARE AMONG INJURED Washington .Officials Learn That Huns Won't Start a Drive of Their Own Accord NUMBER 82 i HUNS HAVE STRONG HOPE OF WINNING Amsterdam, Mar. 18,-"1 have strong hope that Field Marshal Von Hindenburg will soon win for us complete victory on the western front," reads a message sent hy Emperor William to tho Pomeranian provincial ouncil as quoted in the Loknl Anzelger of Berlin. c THE THE BOLSHEVJKi IN SIBERIA N o 17.-Severe in tho nat- between a tho police. to the hot� of police-hours and Relfast, Ireland, March rioting occurred Inst nI^rlit. ionatist quarter of Belfast mob of Sinn Feinors and Many casualties were soul pital, including a number men. Tito rioting lasted fuur the military was called out, tins morning to take charge of iho distiict. The mbles started when a crowd which *.jul been listening to a midnight speech of Prof. Edward Do Vaiera, member of parliament for Fust. Clare find a Sinn Feinc-r, refltsod to disperse when called upon to do ho. Cause of Riot To Start in July-Appeals to U.I ,.S. Scandinavians To Sup- WONT COMMENCE OFFENSIVE TILL FORCED TO DCflT Belfast, March 1.8.-In the rioting j '^V ' port War --I- New York, Mar. 1R.-Raonld Amundsen, discoverer of the South PoJe, has not abandoned his plan to reach tho North Pole by the joint use of u specially constructed ship and an aeroplane, ho announced upon his arrival here from an extended visit to. Iho American trenches in lOurope. Captain Amundsen said he would he ready to start on his journey to 'tho ffnVi�Vv North Pole in July and was anxious to return to his homo in Christians, . h* vain preparation^ will nol fen sivo unless forced info ickfe. wel- between a mob of Sinn Feiners and the police In the Nationalist quarter of Belfast, early Sunday, Hurley stick clubs Itnd atones were tho chief pons but some revolver shots were heard. The trouble lasted fr^pm midnight until four o'clock in the morning and many persons including some liolicemen were sent to hospitals. The Sinn Feiners had announced they would hold a meeting in St. Mary's Hall, a Nationalist gathering place, but the authorities closed the hall. During Saturday/'Sinn Feiners were brought in from different parts of the county to serve imprisonment in the Belfast jail. Professor Kdwa'rd Devaler, a member of parliament for blast Clare and Sinn Feiner, arrived in an automobile at midnight, accompanied by a bodyguard, armed with hurley sticks, and others carrying blajcing torches. The hall behig closed, Devaler moved his meeting to a vacant lot, 100 yards from rlie hall. He had talked ten minutes when the police declared their intention to break up the crowd, numbering about 2,500. Hurley sticks were brought Into play ntVmee. The police drew their batons j and charged at the double quick, A stiff fight ensued, some times leading up back alleys. It was not until the military were brought to the rescue that order was again restored. where ho has gathered supplies for a seven year's trip and where the vessel "which is to carry him and hid party to the far north is being built. The vessel is an auxiliary ship, 120 feet long, has a forty foot beam and a draught of 12 feet. She is shaped like an egg, so that she may bo lifted by the ice pressure and carried along with the northerly drifting currents toward the pole. A oai! to Scandinavians, particularly to the men of Norway, to rally "round the flag"' of the United StateH was made today hy Captain Amundsen who [ spoke at a patriotic mass meeting a\ his honor. * i Wash in gt on. March 18......Germany's threat of a grea# spring offensive on the western front no longer impresses American military men. In its weekly review today the war department records Lhe conclusion that the enemy in spite of his take* the offensive unless iom the dance shortly after midnight discovered Mr. Bradshaw's house to h** ablaze and they roused the family. A gunny sack Soaked in kerosene was found stuffed under one corner -of tin* houss, while this particular comvv \ the bungalow was found saturated in the inflammable material. A tvw minuies more j delay and the famil;, would liavn boon caught in bed by ihe flames and undoubtedly would have perished. iVlr. Bradshaw has ben arrive on the military tribunal and it is believed by the citizens of Magrath that some man who has been refused exemption has been attempting to take revenge.. It is also believed that Mayor Ben- nlon's house may he the*, object of a similar attempt. One of Most Successful Raids in History of Canadian Troops i Rome. .Mar. 18.-Austrian aviators who made the raid on Naples set forth from fatlaro. On their return voyage they passed near Home, but dropped no bombs. The residents of Rome were instructed to remafn within doors with all lights out. At the vatican the oplufoit was expressed that. Rome would never he bombarded owing to tho the pope. The lighting Vatican remained In operation and the lights in the pope's apartments were not cut off, although it was agreed later that in the event of future raids the current would be cut off. The Longest Flight fatlaro. a Dalmatian port. Is 3iiu *? > > *> $ Significant of Uni the Country of Ottawa, March i 7.-The new government \'fJ*ont lines" in the coming; parliament, which has undergone some changer, since the first allocation was made, 1h an interesting one. ' The first lines include" three rows 0? seals with desfes in* front, eight in a row. One of the interesting points is the inclusion of two private members who for many years were numbered among -the most aggressive Liberals in tjie house. They are Prod Pardee, f u*mer chief Liberal whip and Dr. Michael ('lark of Red Deer. The allocation is as follows: Front, row, left, to right-Reid, Maclean, Qorden, Foster, Carvell, Sifton, Uoherty and Ballantyne. Second row, left to right--Burrell, Mew burn. Rowel!, C alder, Meighen, Crerar. (brothers and Cochrane. Third row. left.,to right-Middleboro, McCurdy, Hon. JIugh Clark. Guthrie, Pa rd e e, J. E. Armstrong, Dr. Clark and Green. ? V ? V FOUND 15 RUSS WARSHIPS Amsterdam, Mar. 18.-Berlin telegrams state that the Germans found 15 Russian warships in Odessa harbrfr when the city was occupied. *: o * House of Commons Opens Session Program utlined Canadian Headquarter.: in France, Mar. 17.-(By the Canadian Overseas Correspondent").-Nineteen prisoners taken. :.'0 Germans killed by rifle fire or bayoneted, others blown up in their dugouts and an indefinite number wounded-such is the record of 2T, minutes' work of our infantry in front i of Oricourt ibis morning. 1 in audition an eneiuv machine gun ! was captured, hu; front and rear areas p11*^ il'rni ^AH^> s� lh' hom* iuu! n>'iTlK several *um* uns wen* swept bv our machine guns I (lTd milos over Italian territory made a_ journey considerably over seven hundred miles, the longest otV flights reported in connection with the war. 1 A Naples dispatch said the raid was ! carried out by a dirigible balloon which ! dropped bombs at raridorii over the city. Sixteen persons were killed and forty were wounded. n and shelled by our trer>oh mortars. The raid was one of the most successful in Canadian his tor v. Our men, in moving to tho attack, had to cross half d mile of No Man's Land. V French Got Prisoners Paris, Mar. 17.-French raiders were very active ftst night and brought back more than V.U* prisoners in four raids, according to an official statement from war office today. 1 British Air Activities London, Mar. 15. - (Delayed).-T h e report on aviation operations issued tonight reads: "Rain prevented flying Thursday morning. The weather cleared in the afternoon and. bombs were dropped on enemv billets and railheads near Lille and on an airdrome 20 mileamortheast Demolishes Houses Like Packs jot St. qucntin, used by night riving of Cards-Thousands Said i1^111"^. :^otl!f:r ^oali,lG__a.irfl.rom(r To Be Homeless ARRIVE AIPEKIN T*e1dn, Mar. 1&-The advance guard :cf Governor Chang Soulin of Mukden province, has arrived at Feng Taif outside Pekin, and is malting preparations to establish a camp in the Temple of Heaven. Tho exodus of Chinese from elcin continues. Tho Temple of Heaven stands near e south gate of tho outer city of Pe-Jn. It is surrounded hy walls which c over throe miles in circumference, past years the emperors personally sited the tomple to offer prayers to ang Ti, the supreme god, on stated caiilons, at times of drought and fane. SWISS DEMAND INDEMNITY erne, Mar. 15.-The Swisti goverrt-t has sent a note to the German eminent demanding the payment n indemnity for the destruction of rain steamer Sardinero. Tim noti reqtiests a careful iuvea'tlguiiou of Ottawa, Mar. 18.'-Animated scenes preceded the formal''opening of the house this morning for the purpose of electing a streaker. The coi'ridors of parliament were thronged with members, new and old. There waft much handshaking and every appearance of good fellowship prevailed. Sir Robert Borden and several of the cabinet ministers were not in. the commons before the members were summoned to tjie senate to receive instructions to elect a speaker. Sir Wilfrid Laurier, who arrived early shook hands with Hon. C. C. Ballantyne, Major General Mow-hum, Hon. N. IV. Howell, Hon. J. A. Calder and other ministers aud a la.rfjo number of members on both sid^S of the house. Election of Speaker After tho return of the members to the commons chamber. Sir Robert Borden in a brief speech nominated Mr. 13.-N. Rhodes, member for Cumberland and former^ speaker of the house, to that office. Sir Robert said that the position was one requiring a high quality of intellect, great courtesy and the most perfect impartiality. Mr. Rhodes, though still young, had had great 'experience in public life, and combined the qualities which made him conspicuous even among those other speakers who had gone before him. Sir Wilfrid Laurier In rising to seo-ond the nomination, stated that in his opinion the house had been irregularly called because up .hour for ita first meeting had been mentioned in the proclamation in the Canada Gazette. With reference to the nomination of Mr. Rhodes as speaker, Sir Wilfrid said he would rather see tho member from Cumberland in the chair than on the floor. On the floor he had not al-l waVs been aliove party .tpirit, but as circumstances by German authori-^speaker he had shown himself as/wor- thy of all enconiiuniB which the prem- ier had given him. Prernler Borden, replying to Sir Wilfrid's comment on the fact that no hour for tho opening had been fixed by proclamation, said that the order-in-council, he believed, had mentioned 11. o'clock Ibis morning. The hour should, of course, have been mentioned irt-the proclamation. Sir Robert Borden said that although parliament was so newly elected, one member had already passed away. He referred to the death of Dr. A. K. Han-pa. fanner member for Lanark. Sir Wilfrid Laurler said that Dr. Hanna was a member who was entitled to the respect of everybody. Sir Robert Borden before the adjournment at 11:30 asked tho members to remain in their seats for a few minutes in order that a picture of parliament might be obtained. Devoid of Ceremony When the house met at 3 o'clock to hoar the speech from the throne. His Excellency, the Duke of Devonshire, was in attendance in the commons chamber. Tho proceedings were devoid of the -usual ceremonial and of wartime simplicity. His Excellency was not accompanied by the.U8iial|mUUary guard of honor and the social features which usually mark tho opening were entirely lacking. The scenes in the commons chamber when the speaker took the chair, were a repetition of those that occurred at the morning session. The usher of tlio Black Rod arrived without delay and summoned the- members to the upper chamber where the speech from the throne was read hy His Excellency in both French and English. The important document, which outlines tho main features of tho government's proposed sossfon-al program is as follows: (Continued ok X^agi 3Ji Paris, March LY-(Delayed)- Two very violent explosions today in a factory at La Courncuve, north of Paris, caused the deaths of sixteen persons and the injury of a large number, mostly slightly, according to an official announcement made tonight. La.ter it was said that the number of dead was thirty. General Duhnil, the military governor, of Paris, has ordered an investigation of the accident. The causes of the explosions have not yet been determined clearly. La Courneuvo is seven kilometres 'ivoni the Cathedral of Notre Dame, hi the direction of St. Denis. All roofs and windows within a radius of miles of the building were demolished while buildings collapsed like houses of cards from tlj� violence of the explosion, in every quarter of Paris windows wore shattered Tend furniture overturned. In a public school at Auherviliers there was a panic and four girls died from fright. Nearly one thousand persons are shelterless as the result of damage to their homos. The American Ueu Cross co-operating with the prefecture of tile Seine and tho local authorities providing for them. east of St. Quenttn was bombed and one hangar set afire and two others badly damaged. None of our machines are missing." But No Sign As To When The Great Offensive Will Start CHANCE FOR BIG Toronto, March 18,-Canadian munition manufacturers have a chance to land contracts that total $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 figuring on the big proposition. Ijondon, Mar. IT.- ( Via' Renter's Ottawa Agency).-Telegraphing on Sunday, Router's correspondent at French headquarters says:  ''Although the enemy gives no sign as to when the long-promised offensive will break, he is still accumulating men aud material on our front with an Intention which seemingly admits of only "one explanation. He has lt>0 divisions on the Franco-Belgian fronts. Over one-third of these are in feserve, ready to be hurled at any point selected.  "Our defense preparations, however, are on a most formidable scale." ARRANGE TO BUILD MORE CONCRETE SHIPS i Kitchener, Out.. March 18.-Private Philip Nowha, a deserter from the! London camp, it id stated, was shot In the hip yesterday by P. C. Blevms, of the local police force and lies at the Kitchener-Waterloo hospital in a critical condition. Blevina accompanied Provost Marshal Osborne of M. D. No. 1 to tho Kara Farm, two miles west of Waterloo, where Nowha had I J^en in Jiidiug. Nowha attempted to escape^and it is alleged that in the tussle with Blevins, the revolver accidentally exploded and the bullet entered Nowha's hip. On examination at the hospital, -H, was found that the bullet had entered the bladder. A statement was taken by the coroner, in which Nowha claimed that he did not engage in a light with the constable" Paris, Mar. 1*4,- (Delayed).-Cardinal Lucou, archbishop of Rheims, has issued a "protest against a statement made in the German official communication of Monday that an observation post had been observed several times recently working on Rheims Cathedral. Tho cardinal says: "There is not, nor has there been previous to the German entry into Rheims on September 4, 1014, either optical, wireless or any military installation on the cathedral that might have been mistaken for an observation post." . > Boston, Mass., Mar. 18.-In connection with the launching on the Pacific coast of the first American built concrete ship, the Liberty Shipbuilding company, which has headquarters here, announced yesterday that the keel for the first of a fleet of ten * three thousand ton concrete ships for the government had been laid at its new plant in Brunswick, Georgia, The eonffaei calls for the delivery of the first ship within three months and the rest at the rate of one ship a week thereafter. He estimated the cost of tile first ship as $375,000. 1. - ;.-T-=r-^.�^.zmsi^zL-sa:1:.t=^".^g--,.rrr�> Moscow, Mar. 18.-The atl-Rus-sfan congress of sovlots has rati* tied the peace agreement vyith Germany by a large majority. Stockholm, 'March 37.-General Mannerheim, commanding the Finnish government forces, is developing a, successful offensive against the rebels anil Red Guards, according to advices from Vhsu. He has captured tho village of Meinola and taken three thous* aud Red Guard prisoners, � Counter Revolution London, March IS.-Reuter'a oor* respondent, at Petrograd says that, strong detachments of the Red Army on Friday night, arrested a regiment of the Priobrajinsky Guards on suspicion of counter revolutionary designs. M. Joffe, who was chairman of tin* Russian - peace delegation at jBrest* LUovsk, lias been appointed Russian ambassador at. Berlin, Huns Forced to Retfffl London. March IS.-German troopf* have occupied Bakhmalch and Jvono* top. (in the province of Tcherenigov, about 1150 miles southwest of Moscow) but were forced to retire^ from. Brleansk, in tho province of Orel, 20'> njjles southwest of Moscow, toward presence of the main base, according to an Ex-plant at^ the chaise. Telegraph dispatch from I\ToT^ cow dated Thursday. Austro-German troops are moving on Woroshba and Kharkov, capital of the pjovince of Kharkov, and about four hundred miles souJ.h of Moscow. Orders have been given to evacuate Kharkov. Means Loss Freedom Petrograd, Mar. 10.-Maria Splrido*| novo, Bolshevik! leader, in an appeal to the peasants declares that ratification of German peace moans that they will lose their land aud freedom. Cruelty of Bolshevik* London, Mar. 16.- (belayed).-A dispatch to the Daily Mail from Petrograd toils of tortures that are being inflicted by the -Bolshevik! on persons in various localities. The dispatch sayB that in Veronezee the death penalty has been revived for burglars and that in Kazan four peasants, who had been (-found guilty of crimes, were condemned to he burned to'death. The entire population of the village, the corres-| jiondent says, witnessed the execution *in Barnapol, Siberia, of four boys who had been condemned for theft. Three of the hoys ^vere publicly beheaded, while the other was tortured and fin* ally had his head crushea in. In Sem-ievo. the merchants were each ordered to hand over 100,000 roubles. Those who failed to do so had stones tied, about their necks and were thrown Into the river. Co-operate in Siberia Harbin, Mar. 18.-Released German prisoners are co-operating with tho Bolsheviki in Siberia in the campaign against the forces of General Semen-off's command, the leader oC tihe non-Bolshevikl faction Wounded soldiers of General Semen** off's army report tlyit in a battle on March 1 they were fired on hy former German prisoners attached to the Bolsheviki forces, ft is estimated *thar. 200 Germans took part in the fighting. One wounded soldier claims that General Semenoff's troops bayonetted tho armed Huns in a hand to baud combat, Finns May Compromise Petrograd, Friday, March 16.- The Finnish council is prepared to arrange a compromise with the Germans. It is said the Germans have demanded the disarmament, of the Rod (guards. The wife of Grand Duke Michael ban reiruested permission to follow her husband into exile. If is reported .that under German b� de- \ *! A * V ? > ? ? B. C. MAN DIES IN NEW YORK New York, March 18.-Frank L. Underwood of this city, president of tho British Columbia Copper Company, died in n* hospital here Sunday. He A ? ? ? A *; V ? A SUCCESSFUL RAID London, March IS.-"English troops carried out a successful nfcid northeast of Acbevillc and captured several prisoners with little loss to themselves," says today's official communication. "Casualties flicted on the enmy encounters northeast heeke. "Hostile artillery was active during the night south of the Bapaume-Cambral road and in the neighborhood of Lens and there was considerable activity against our forward areas between ""Wnrneton and Zonue-beek. were in-in patrol of Zonne- was born at Waldron, Vermont, 73 J years ago. * 4* * ** ** * * < * * A A ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? pressure the hanks will soon nationalized. - Reads Gomper's Message Moscow, March 15.-At the session today of the all-Russian .soviet con-gross, M. Sverdloff, one of the central .executive committee, read tho message sent to the Russian people early this month on behalf of American labor, by Samuel Gompers in which ihe assis-tanco of the] working people of America was promised to the Russians. The message which was read before Hie vote in ratification of the peace treaty was taken, evoked great applause. No reply was sent. WILL LEAVE NO h Amsterdam, Alar. 17.-While the Turkish semi-official news agency is telegraphing reports of alleged atrocities committed by bands of Armenians, the Armenian correspondence bureau at the Hague declares that the re-entry of the Turks into Trebiscond, capital of the Vilayet of the same nania in^ Asia Minor, was marked by fresh acts of savagery and rioting. The plan ws to leave no Armenian alive iu tuo re-occupied territory. 4  r - 10 ;