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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - November 2, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta NOTHING IS AS SAFE. BUY VICTORY BONDS! \ VOLUME XI. 5 LETHBRIDGK, ALBKRTA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2. HUN NUMBER 274 FRENCH PAPERS STATE KAISER HAS ABDICATED BULGARIAN KING ABDICATES-SERBIAN FORCES IN OUTSKIRTS OF BELGRADE SAYS KAISER HAS QUIT PARIS ,Nov. 2.-In heavy type the Temps today prints the following under a Geneva date: "The abdication of William II may be considered now as an accomplished fact. Official publication is delayed for an opportune moment." J OF THE NE CANADIANS TAKE VALENCIENNES HEIGHTS OF SACRIFICE Anclrassy, Austrian Premier. Has Resigned-Bulgarian King Abdicates-No News Yet of Armistice With Italian Forces. LONDON, Nov. 2.-Count Julius Andrassy. who became Austro-Hun. garian minister C':t. 25, has resigned, according to a Zurich dispatch to the Exchange Telsgraph company. / BULGARIA A REPUBLIC COPENHAGEN, Nov. 2.-King Boris of Bulgaria, who ascended *.hs throne on Oct. 3, hat abdicated. A peasant government nas been established at Tfrnova under the leadership of M. St.imbullwsky, who has betn the chief or the peasants and agrarians of Bulgaria for iiome time. , M. Stambullwsky, who la reported to be the head of the new government in Bulgaria, la said'to be in charge of a republican army of 40,000 men, according to a Zurich dispatch to the Central New* Agency. AM \ \--- if NO MERCY FOR AUSTRIAN* Washington, Nov. 2.-An intimation of the drastic nature of the armistice tfcrmt eubmitted by Gen. Diaz to the Austrians Is given In an official dispatch from Rome to-' day,- saying: "Tr�s I'.allan victory Is hourly assuming such proportions that any kind of Indulgence toward an enemy which up to the fast mlrute of his dominance has Insulted our honor, devastated our lands and fought with the utmost barbarity would be a crime." The same message reports that from the sea to the mountains thr;e Austrian army corps are in flight: that all roads are open to Isonzu, the first place where the Austrians probably will attempt to make a stand. Italian naval detachments have occupied the la-gocn between the mouth of" the Taiiliamento and Caarle, which was protected by heavy artillery and monitors. CAME WITH WHITE FLAG Rome, Nov. 2.-The allied terms to Austria In response to her application for an armistice have been handed by Gen. Oiar, the Italian commander-in-chief, to Austrian officers who entered the lines bearing a white flag. Official announcement to this effect was made thla morning. Soldiers' Council Amsterdam, Nov. 2.-Another tele-Knun from Vienna reports the formation of it provisional soldiers' central committee In the state council hall. Troops tmvo heen Invited to oleet soldiers' committees, which, In turn, will rleit a permanent soldiers' central committee. Complete Order - Copenhagen, Nov. 2,.-Complete order prevailed In Vienna Thursday, according to tho correspondent there of -tint Herlln Tngoblatt. Emperor Charles amis -.till In Vienna on that date-Seize Warships Copenhagen, Nov. 1 .- According to Hungarian reports, sailors at Pola, the great Austrian naval base on tho Adri., Info mutinied and soJzod tho wiirihlps there, To German-Austrian Council Amsterdam, Nov. 2.-Prof. Lain- watch, the Austrian premier, has informed the president ot the state council that 1m baa been empowered to band over tbu government so far as It rolated to German localities, to the German-Austrian statu council, says a Vienna dispatch today. Crews Mutiny London, Nov, 2.-Members of Uie crews of the entire Austrian fleet nt Polii have mutinied. seized all the ships ot various nationalities there and declared that they will obey only their respective national councils, according to a Budapest dispatch to tho Vosslsch (JP.OAl PA PERKINS GOES THE LIMIT IN THE PURCHASE OF VICTORY LOAN BONDS. 'Cartoon contributed to Dominion Victory Loan Committee by Cliff Sterrett, tho originator of the comic flnrl Her )\iK" '-,'lyt E Unity Prevails London. Nov. 2.-The i'xprcs-4 Austrian troops In the Vetietla is con-'claims to tie nble to state that, thoro is tinning and in th� southeast the main torjj^s ot the Austrian army havn| reached the northern bank of tho Danube, according to the official state ment Issued at the war office tonight. Try to Solve Crisis Berne, Nov. 1.-FJraperor Charles has uppolnted Archduke Josoph as bis representative to approach political chlefH to examine the possibilities of solving the crisis in Austria-Hungary, according to Vienna dispatches received here. The emperor will i88tig_ temporary bank notes In denominations of 25 and 100 crowns to counteract the monopoly in currency whlnh has followed, the general panic in that country. Naw Hungarian Ministry Basel, Nov. 2.-A new Hungarian mluistry-has been formed at Budapest. Couitt Michael Karolyl, president of tho Hungarian Independent party, is premier, and Count Theodore Hat thy any I Is foreign minister. LONOON, Nov. 2.-The Versailles conference finally agreed late yesterday on the armistice terms governing the maritime powers of the German �mpire. The proposal^ontalns six points, which are believed to throw every safeguard around the German fleet. among the allies regarding an armistice will completelv disappear. Official circles believed last night tho conference would Issue a statement lu a day or two. It is known that, the conference has put tins terms lor Germany Into something like final shape. They include stern nival guarantees It Is at30 dellnltely known that fieti Din/, received from Vorsall-j les the conditions to bo Imposed on i Austria. E the most complete unity and cordiality at the VorsaillcR conference where the delegate* arc quite agreed as to hotv- (Jermany and Austria are to be trunted. No differences on points of principle have developed, the newspaper says Rtid whatever hopes normally may have bad of disagreement London, Nov. 2.-The Bavarian premier has" notified Berlin that file Bavarian royal family claims the imperial throne in the event of Emperor William's abdication, according to the Socialist Leipzig Volks Zeitung, which is quoted in a Hague dispatch to the Daily Mall. INFLUENZA, HEALTH Horrible Tragedy in N.Y. CZECHS POS8E88 BIG GUN PLANT Paris, Nov. 2.-The great gun plant of \Auetrfa--Hungary at Skoda has bean taken possession of by the Czech national council according to a Pilsen telegram forwarded by correspondent of the Matin at Zurich. All the German workmen at the plant were discharged. Victory Loan Armies Are Over the $250,000 Mark The armies of the Victory loan campaign passed the $l'iJO,000 objective yoHterdny and are sweeping on to victory. The battalion of the south, under General Macbeth, made u swooping ndvance yostorday, and is now leading in the race for tho main objoc-l.lvo. Gonei'iil Mucboth's objectives gained up till last night totalled $85,-050. General Mackay's battalion reached the $$5,000 objective, and passed on to ${18,300, This brings tlio two flank battallonH well up towards tbolr final objoctlvoB of $150,000. General Longworth's battalion lias ow readied, tho $10,000 objective, and is steadily advancius- Cionoral Harris' battalion ot tho country Is nearing the $50,000 objective, the total taken being $48,700. The objectives captured up till last night by all the battailous totalled $202,000. Tho $300,000 mark In the Victory loan will be passed in the Lethbridgo district before Monday night, .says Chairman Baalim. . With n $200,000 drive on Tuesday. Iho final objective should be welt in Bight by tho middle of nezt wook. The epidemic is having some effect on the canvassing, {Continued on Pago 1Q)f the Piace, according to reports received here. They have abandoned a oreat quantity of war material In the region of Udine, which was Italian headquarters before the 1917 retreat. � The destruction of the Auatrlan armies continues apace along a front of 125 miles. On every sector of the long front the enemy is giving way before the smashing blows of the allies. When the Fidalto pass was taken the way was opened to Beliuna and the Austrians were separated. Simultaneously the 4th Italian army r�-newed its attack in the Monte Grappa region ao as to hold the divisions and reserves between Feltre and Fonsazo, endangering both points. The Quero-Feltre pass was captured and the enemy Is falling back, not attempting to defend himself. i In the Trentlno, the Austrians are seeking safety through the valleys of the heavy mountainous region around Trent. Eact of the Plave, the AtiMtrl.ins are retiring precipitately toward the Tagliamento, especially hard pressed by the Duke of Aosta's army on the south. FRENCH RENEW ATTACK PARIS. Nov. 2.-The French attack to the east of the Aisne waa renewed this morning, the war office announced. Prisoners to the number of 1/100 have been taken. tred on William Lewis, motonnan of tho ill-fated train, who was arrested on n charge ot homicide at bis home early today, after be had lied from, tho scene it; ierror. Mayor llyland. who visited Lewis station on the Brighton I in tho Flatbush police station soon af-Tho crash occurred when tho ter his arrest, said: "Lewis admitted to mo that this was bis first rttp over the road. Ho said ho was going :iO miles an hour. No man should be allowed to run a train without at li-a-u three months' training." Timothy S Williams, president of tho Transit company, asserted that although Lewis was n motor .switchman, bo was a "trained man" and capable of running a train. Lewis was pressed into sorvlce yoslcrday. it was said, on account of the strike. Another phase of today's investigation that, attracted interoat was the. fact that the train was composed of wooden cars, declared lo be at least 2i" years old. Reduced to Splinters Tl was said that there was not a steet-bo4led car In the train of five earn and when the' crash canto most of tho cars were reduced to splinters. In the opinion of members of tho public service commission tho death list heoil considerably smaller cars been operated. The commission ordered tho cgjnpany to replaco its antiquated wooden rolling stock willi steel several months ago, but tho company contended that it waa impossible to comply with the order beeauso of war conditions. Another Statement from Hon, A. G. McKay-Many Cases Not Reported Kdmoutoii, Nov. 1.-The following statement was handed out to the press lato this evening by the lion. A. tl. MacKay, minister of health. situation-The influenza is rapidly becoming epidemic throitjlumt the whole province, X17 now cases wore reported yesterday, making a total of reported cases 7.45S, hut from general information received by phone from various parts of (lie province and ifonx fields that aro only partially covered, It Is quite rlaar that possibly fifteen thousand will be nearer the marl;. It takes time (o got llieso cases regularly reported and the figures from varlousjjolnts are rather Indicative of the relative spread of flic disease than of accuracy as to numbers of the new cases reported yesterday. The following are the most striking: Carbon 18, Cardiff Collieries t>0, Ooalhurst 135, I'ldson 10. Lament -10, Munson and district 2. Mundaro and district 8ft, Hockyford and district 70, itetlaw 16, Taber nml district i::, Irvine 14, CardBton and district 40, Claresbolni und district U', I'iuclier Creek 11, Olds 10, Rosebud in. Red-cliff 12, Shepard H. Help has been sent from Kdmonton today to Wabau- Berlin Statement Berlin. Nov J The text of I ho'official statement issued at the war office tonight reads: "South of Deynze we have with-dtawn from further attack* bv yielding ground toward tlte Scheldt. DETECTIVE WIGG VICTIM OF FLU Well-Known Man Dies - Was With City Force For Years TWO SOUTHERN ALBERTA SOLDIERS DEAD Today'6 casualty Hat reports B. Carter, Grassy Lake, and A, Malan, Ratlaw, as having diad. B. J. CtowtrsV Fernla, l� Ijatad aa gassed; J. Parr, Cranbrook, III; E. flMbarnals, Lethbrldga, wounded. ICONTINUKU ON l'AQE SIX) aTfREO PRICE'S NEW POSITION Montreal, Nov. 1.-Alfred Price, at one time general superintendent of the O.RR., iu Calgary, has been promoted to the post of general manager of the company's eastern lines, with headquarters iu Montreal. Jack Wigg, dotecth'o of Hie provincial pulicu force, and formerly of the city police force, died this morning, a victim of influenza. 11o had been ill only a few days. Detective Wigg, who was about -10 years of ago. was one of the bost | known figures in the city. Ilo came here from Knglnnd in 1910, and joined tho city pcilco foiv-e, leaving that to join tho provincial force when it was organized over a year ago. Ho was formerly a member of the British navy and served with that arm ot the ser-vico during tho Boner troubles in China. Ho leavos a wife, ono adopted child about 0 years old, aud an infant, boy a few weeks old. Inspector Mundy of the provincial pollco, always spoke in the highest terms of Detective Wlg�, as did. also Chief Hardy of tho city police force, both of whom had a nifti regard for the deceased officer. - "South of Valenciennes, Uritinli a'., tacks broko down against our rountei-' attacks. "There has been n powerful struggle between tho Avgonno forest ami tlio Alstte. French attacks on tho Aisne heights northwest of i.'hateau-Porclon and on both sldos of Vouziercs. broke down except at local breaking points. "American attacks have been held, up on the lino of Champagneiille, Uay-i_ouvlllo ami Aincievlllo." Cut Off Austrians Italian Headquarters hi Northern Italy, Nov. 2- Italian troopB have) reached the (Jrleno, five mlleo north of Monto Llsser. They haro cut olf the retreat of the Austrians in Tr�in-tlno, except over mule paths in th* mountains. The headlong flight ot the Austrian* contlnnea on the Venetian plain. No Refugees Allowed Amsterdam. Nov. 2.-German auth> orlties have been notified by the Dutcn government that after today no refugees will be permitted to cross the) Belgian-Netherlands frontier. Garmma Rapidly Retiring With the British Army in Kranca and Belgium, Nov, 1,-At dawn thla morning the Germans were seen retiring toward Audenarde, on the Scheldt. The roads were choked with German traffic and the allied guns were turned on them, reaping terrible harveat. . Tho allies started the day's advance by vnshing on ahead throuih Boach er part ot the rtdie between the Lye and the Scheldt was in allied uaadt. 4 (continued ON PAQB ffjOC), 98223904 ;