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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - November 4, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta NOTHING IS AS SAFE. BUY VICTORY BONDS! VOLA'aIK XI. LKTIIBIilDGK, ALMKHTA, MONDAY, NOVEMBKU I. NUMBER 275 THE ALLIES TO MOVE ON GERMANY THROUGH AUSTRIA Austria Surrenders All; Allies to Use Rys>to Move Army on Huns from South IATTLE IN PROGRESS ON SCHELDT RIVER CANADA'S NEW LONG RANGE GUN Austria Concedes Every Demand-All Transportation Sys terns Turned Over to Allies for Use Against Germany. WASHINGTON. Nov. 4.-Terms of armistice under which the land nnd sea forces of what in effect was the Austro-Hungarlan empire have laid down their arms were announced today simultaneously in Washington and the allied capitals. They accomplish complete surrender and) open Austrian and Hungarian territory for American and allied operations against Germany. From this drastic document it may be stated, may be gleaned an accurate outline of the conditions nearlng completion in the uupreme war council at Versailles, under which Germany may have a cessation of hostilities. The terms under which the debacle on the Italian front ended today, at 3.00 p.m. (9.00 a.m. eastern time), include complete demobilization of Austrian forces, surrender of one half of all artillery and military equipment: occupation by American and allied forces of such strategic-places as may later be selected; use of Austrian rail.'oadjs for operations against Germany; evacuation of all Invaded territory, leaving behind all equipment and supplies, including coal; surrender of a portion of the Austrian surface and submarine fleets and disarmament of others kinder Arryerican and allied control, surrender of all German submarines in Austrian waters and repatriation of allied and American prisoners without reciprocity. The terms of the armistice are to be carried out under the direction of Marshal Foch. EMPEROR CHARLES TO ABDICATE BASEL, Nov. 4.-(Associated Press)-Emperor Charles of Austria. Hungary is determined to abdicate and will retire to Swltaerland, German newspapers say. The emperor made this announcement, it Is announced, on Saturday. HOSTILITIES CEASE TODAY PARIS, Nov. 3.-(6,80 p.m.)-Official announcement was made here this evening that an armistice hud been signed with Austria. Hostilities will cense nt three o'clock Monday! afternoon. The conditions of the armistice will be published on Tuesday. BON FIRES BURN THROUGHOUT ITALY ROME, Sunday, Nov. 3.-Bonfires are burning tonight 4n all the hills throughout Italy, spreading far and wide the news of the occupation of Trieste. Church bells are ringing and guns are being fired. All the windows in Rome were illuminated tonight regardless of the police orders concerning restricted lighting. The crowds in the streets eagerly cought newspapers fresh from the presses. By a strange coincidence the Italians entered Trieste on the feast day of San Juste, the patron saint of the redeemed city, which all the population, including the Jews, used to celebrate under Austrian rule, as a patriotic demonstration of their Italian nationality. mler Stuergkb on Oct. 21, 1916, has been released from prison, according to Vienna advices. I'i-. Frederick Adler is tin; sou The Terms 100,000 PRISONERS. Rome. Nov. 3.-Italian and allied forces in their drive In northern Italy have captured 100,000 Auttro-Hungarlnns, the Italian war office announced today. More than 2,200 quns have been taken. The Italians have occupied Ro-vereto, 13 miles south of Trent, AT TRIESTE. Rorhe, Nov. 3.-Italian land and sea forces are landing today at Trieste, the principal sea port of Austria-Hungary on the Adriatic, according to an official announcement this evening by the Italian war office. ASSASSIN RELEASED. Amsterdam, Nov. 4.-Dr. Adler, who assassinated Austrian pro- of Victor Ail If r. the leader of tho Austrian Socialists^ ami was editor of the ncwspiiper Our- Taampf. wlion lie assassinated fount. Stiiorgmh. Voting Adler declared tlio assassination was purely political and due to the failure of the premier to convene this Austrian parliament. German newspapers declared .that Adler. was tnBano but a, court alfenisl found him mentally Bound when he was brought up for trial in Decernbor, 1916* Adler win sentenced to deatli anil efforts to secure n commutation failed until September, 1917, whPi> the, death sentence was comtuutted to lis years' imprisonment. Big Concerted Drive on Victory Loan on Tuesday Try For Hoihw Emblem A CLASH BETWEEN Tuesday is the big day for the 1 Victory Loan campaign here. Concerted ef*"rt i� to be made by all battalions t" gain as many marks toward their objectives as possible. Every canvasser has been urged to gfve every rrto-ment tomorrow to the drive and it is to be hoped that tomorrow svening will see Lethbridge in possession of its honor flog for three-quarters of her total allot-ment( Everybody is uroed boost for the loan tomorrow especially, and to turn In every bond purchase possible. The Victory I^oan armies of Letli-bridge district are in sight ol their honor tiajj for the three-quartern of their ulloiiunnl today, the objectives taken by noon today totalling well over $350,000. As soon an 75 per cent, of the allotment of $600,000 is sun-Bcribed. tUe district will be entitled to an honor llae. The battalion of I ho south, under General Macbeth, made sweeping advances again on Saturday and by Saturday evening hud ailvanced hovoml > Uio ^00,000 objective. Today 'iliey' stand nt the 3122.000 mark, and are within Right of their final objective. $ir.0,tmo. They oxpoet to be tho firm battalion to reach their goal. The army of Yho north uuder General Muekay is also rapidly advancing and have all but passed tho $100,000 objective. The Minora' battalion made good guius on Saturday ami slnnd close to the $50,001) mark.. Tito Fiinn-ors battalion took important objectives on Saturday and today (hoy stand nt tho |tS7,000 mark. Tho total gained on Saturday night Washington, Nov. ).-The terms of the Auftrlan armistice, with parcnthlca! explanations of minor terrors in cable transmission, were announced by the Mate department today as follows: Following are the terms of the armistice imposed upon Austiia, which will ko into effect at threo o'clock today. Military Clauses: 1. The immediate cessation of hostilities by land, by sea, by air. 2. Total demobilization of the AuHlrn-IIuiiKariuu army and immediate withdrawal of all Austrn-Ilunnariaii forces operating on tin: front from the North Sea to Switzerland iwithin Auslro-iluni-'iiriun territory limited as in clause three below, theeft shall only be maintained as an organized military force, reduced to pre-war effectives*. Half the divisional corps and army artillery equipment shall be eolleeted at. points to bo indicated by the allies and United Stutee>6f America for delivery to them, beginning with all such material us exists in the territories to i>e evacuated by the Austl'0 lltllignr-ian forces. Evacuate Territories r,. [evacuation of all terrilorie-k invaded by Aiistrn-llungariuuJ since the beginning of the war. within such periods as shall be determined by (lie commander-in-chief of the allied forces on each front of the Anstro Hungarian armies behind a line tixed as follows: From l'icumbrall to the north of the St. Klvio It will follow the crest of the Khotian Alps up to the sources of the Adige and the Kisach, passing llience by .Mounts ltesilien and liienner and the heights of Oetz and Zoaller. The line thence turns south, crossing Mount Toblach and meeting the present frontier (.'urnic Alps. It follows this frontier up to Mount. Tarvis and after .Mount Tarvls the watershed of the Julian Alps by the Col of l'redil, Mount Mungart, tho Tricorno (Terglnui and the watershed of the Cols di I'cdbcrdo, Podlanlseam and Idria. From 'his point the. lino turns southeast toward Schnoiberg, excludes the whole basin of the Save and its tributaries. From Schtiee-berg it goes down toward the coast in such a way as to include Cas-tiua, Mattuglia and Volosca in the evacuated territories. It will also follow tho administrative limits of the present province of Dalmatla, including the north I.isavica and Trivania and, (Continued on l'age Nine.) British in New Attack; Big American Advance British Take 6,000 in New Battle-Argonnc is Cleared-^ Serbs Back in Old Capital Now-Americans Take portant Positions. IT IS AIMED AT THE TOTTERING THRONE OF THE HOHENZOLLERNS. A striking cartoon by George McManus. the originator of "Hringing F|> Father" and contrihited to Dominion Victory Loan Committee. SAD DEATH OF MRS. A. RIPLEY Widow of Hrave Officer. Siiiv cumbs to Influenza-Contracted While Serving Others Death of Mrs. Russell Sage at New York at the Age of Ninety Years Xew York. Nov. A.--Mrs. Itunscll1 Sage, widow of the capitalist, died curly this morning at her home on Fifth Avenue from complications, brought on by old age. She was 'JO years old afitl had been in fet-hle health for several years. Three or four days ago her condition became serious and the end was not unexpected. Since the' death of her husband In 1000, Mrs. Sage had earned for herself tho title of one of the greatest of Mrs. Alvin Itipley, widow of the late Major klpley died early yesterday morning, a victim of influenza, iler bra\e husband fell in the struggle to save the world from autocracy, and tho devoted wife and mother gave up her life because of her loving service to relatives stricken with influenza. Husband and wife made a common sacrifice; they died in the service of Immunity. When Influenza seized the family of her brother-in-law, Mr. Win. Klpley, site entered the stricken home-to mirsO the sick ones. | American philanthropists and had Amsterdam, Nov. -I.- A Vienna dispatch printed in tho North Gorman Gazette of Horlin says the Czoch authorities have refused to leave the administration of the Gorman part of Uohomia to the Germans, but that nevertheless the Germans are establishing an administration. The dispatch adds that the head of tho South Slav national council itovo appointed a government for the, Slovene part of thu Slav state, headed was $:5;i2,6DO for the district, as fol-, Uy Joseph I'aganclnlc. A government i,...... ...----).,...��tn� .1...  1�..-..� ,1... ............ lows Army of the south $122,�u0. army of the north $98,460, farmers battalion ?67,5G0, minors' battalion 44,850. Tonight it iu expected the total will be close to $400,000. In South Albert* Calgary, Nov. 4,-Returns to the Southern Alberta executive indicate that In the first, week of Victory Lioati 3918 campaign, southern Alberta lias subscribed practically (our and a Jtalf million dollars which is soniewhist more than half of hor objective of eight and one half million dollars. Re- (CONTINUED ON PAGE 8) proclamation declares thai the property of non-Slav .inhabitants will bo re' spected. TO VOTE ON REPUBLIC OR A MONARCHY London. Nov. 4.-The population of Hungary a month hence will take � public vote to decide on the ueetion of a monarchy or a republic, according to an Exchange Telegraph dl*pstch from Copenhagen today. In the balloting the women will have the same electoral rights �i i>e men. It was wlilh* performing this service she contracted the illness which ended in Iter death. Mrs. Itipley has lived in Lothbrldgc many years and was loved and admired by her largo circle of friend;. Her husband fell in battle and she was len with three little children. Always a devoted mother, she' faced hor sorrow bravely and her little family were her constant enre. Now she has been taken and leaves behind the three children, two girls and a boy, to rovoro the memory of noble parents. Mrs. Itipley was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Itohert Campbell, of Victoria. II.C. formerly of Uethbrldge, and before comingJierd residents of ISmbro, Out. Two sisters, Mrs. F. n. Slonn, of Saskatoon, formerly of I.otlihrlilge. Mrs. Jackson of Victoria, formerly of this city, and whose husband is overman, and two brothers, Gordon at Fiimonton and Ross in Lethbridge are also left to mourn her loss. Mrs. Ripley was 35 years of age. She was married to Major Rip-!oy about ten years ago. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian church. Tho funeral will tako plaeo from Fet-terly'a parlors at t\vo\o'clock ou Wednesday afternoon. given away more than $iJtMiuu.nni> for charity for the betterment of society Horn of parents of frugal means audi in her early life a school teacher at a ! salary of $200 a year, Mrs. Sage, ou | LONDON, Nov. -1.-At dawn this morning British troopa south of the Scheie^ river attacked on a wid� front, according to a report received from Field Marshal Halg today. The report ouys that the attack hat btan launched satisfactorily. 16,000 PRISONERS LONDON, Nov. 3.-It Is officially announced that the* 10th Italian nrmy with which Brltieh contingents have been fighting, has captured more than 16,000 prisoners east of the Piave. GERMAN ARMY IN SERIOUS 8TATE  . LONDON, Nov. !.-Military authorities, who. three weeks ago, were skeptical over the return of peace talk because of the military situation, are convinced that the German army is In a serious condition owing to Its inability to shorten its line and produce fresh reserves. It Is pointed out that German casualties this year amount to 2,&0O,00O, of wHtch 1.000.000 are permanently injured. Last March, Germany had SO ffSSh reserve divisions, which meant divisions which had not been In llns for a month. Now the German reserves consist of 50 divisions, only seven pf which have had as much as two weeks' reat, and none as much at a month, which is considered the minimum for an efficient force. Carman divisions are now appearing on the firing lines with many hundreds of rifles below the. German normal number of 6,750. \ On Oct. 3., regiments in 40 or 50 divisions were reduesef from a four company to a three company basis. Many of the youths of the 1920 claas whom the Germans wished to hold till spring now are In the field. This la Germany's last manpower hope. It Is calculated that Germany had 18,000 guns on July 15, of which a third has been lost. The number of guns and batteries has been reduced and some batteries have been equipped with third rate weapons. EVACUATE ALL SERBIAN TERRITORY VIENNA, Nov. 4.-The evacuation of all Serbian territory by the Aut-trians is imminent. This statement Is made from the war office today. ITALIAN FRONT MOVES FORWARD ROME, Nov. 4.-The entire front continues to move forward, the war office announced today. On the mountain fiont from Tonale to Lake Garda, weaj of Trent, the Italians are prooresslng rapidly and are advancing on Riva and other points west of the Adlge. 20,000 PRISONERS TAKEN v LONDON. Nov. 4.-More than 20,000 Veener* and several hund. red guns have been taken by the 48th British division operating on the Asiago plateau toward the Trentlno, It is annout.ced In an official statement issued by the war office today. BACK AT BELGRAOE PARIS, Nov. 4.-The Serbian army has re-occupied Belgrade, the Serbian capital, the war office announced tonight, in its statement of_ operations from the eastern theatre, ALLEGIANCE TO NEW CONGRESS LONDON, Nov. 2.-The Serbian army has taken an oath of allegiance tu the new constitution of the great Serbian congress, according to a dispatch received by the Exchange Telegraph company. AMERICANS ADVANCE WITH THE AMERICAN ARMIES ON THE SEDAN FRONT, Nov. 4. - (9.25 a.m.)-(Associated Press)-American troops pushing northward toward Sedan early last night' reached Sontmauthe, five miles north of Buzancy and 13 miles south of Sedan. , � AMERICANS COMMANDING POSITION WASHINGTON, Nov. 4.-The 1st American army has captured dominating heights from the Germans northwest of Verdun and brought under the fire of its heavy guns the important railroads at Montlgny, Longjay and Conflans. Gen. Pershlnj so reports In his Sunday evening communication, announcing an advance for the 1st army of 12 miles'ort an eight-mile front In three days. Prisoners captured amounted to more than 5,000 and guns amounted to more than 100. l'aris. Clear Argonne. Nov. :i. The Argonne re , lost control to a certain exteut. All at more than ffiO.Otm.ouo. Vntil that time she had had Utile experience iu the handling of money. Her life with hor husband had been simple in the extreme. parts of tho line were acttre) the death of her husband found her-: been cleared of the enemy 1 dining the night. The iaft wing eon- -� - - " .....' Ntimer-11limed its advance with little interrup- oiis villages and important positions' tlou, aven after darkness Unit fatten, xseve cammed In the flgh'-lng today.'. The Americans roachod Boult-aus-Bols Huns Retreat. jat '�"r "vlo',|c "|�� morning. Tl.air London Nov. :i, Germans are re>ntioU were at the heels of the r�-treating to the east aiid; Houtl. of Vul- jtreating enemy, who were hoard losv. .ncU.iKies. The Uritlsh are following! '"^ t!.� northern end of the town by WON'T WEAKEN ON ABDICATION DEMAND London, Nov. 4.-The German Socialists are not satisfied with the emperor's proclamation Ic-sued Sunday, according to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Copenhagen, The Vorwaerts says: "The manifesto will not in any way change the standpoint of the Socialists nor weaken the demand for abdication." I GROATIAN FLAGS Amsterdam, Nov. 4,-GroatiaM flags have been holstsd above all railroad stations throughout the province,,according to dispatches from Aflram, Hungarian and German signs "relics of fottlgn-ersVwsre removed under orders ajf the national council. 41,700 CASUALTIES AMONGST CANADIANS Toronto, Nov, 4__A Mail and Empire special cable from London says;-' / The Canadian Records office is authority for the statamsnt that the casualties among the Canadian forces during the last two and a half months' fighting ware 40,000 non-commissioned rfficsrs and n* the enemy up and taking prisoners. Retake Belgrade. I'ari-, Nov. It.- -'Die Serbian army has icocciipled Belgrade. Causes Great Joy. Home, Nov, 4. --News of the occupation of Triest has caused grunt Joy wagon lihI who hud made their escape by the tlmo the Americans Bad made their way through tho town tn the gloom. There was some opposition, espsv daily artillery fire and rear guartl fighting at llarrieourt snd Ndu*rt. but, and enthusiasm throughout Italy, lm-!" was e,ulckjy swept away. Altar memo rjimrlng crowds are every-; leaning up Tallly last night, the Aaa-where in the streets, cheering the i �' wok Hill ^88 and a little later king, the army and tho navy. In Rome ( occupied Fontelles farm, the bells of .Mont Ctltoria and those, On American Front, at the capitol were rung. With the American Army North* American Advance. west of Verdun, Nov. 3.-Americas) With tho American Army North- troops m live o'clock yesterday evea-wost of Verdun, Sumluy, Nov. ;!.--(By j ir.g had advanced their left fsuk thu Associated Press).-More than!north of Authe, in close co-operaU** 4000 prisoners were captured by the with the French forces which aa*t) Americans In this sector today. T'.io ; boeu fighting their way eastward y� Lumber o.' guiu and o'Jw booty i >: the band of the Aline river. Furtkar steadily fi-owli^. The right flank of.'east, American fercas wars) la 4*t< ftlie American Uno is now at Hallee, on the heights overlooking the Meuse river. it has not been a day of fighting as much as of pursuit The Germans are not retruatiug in great disorder and their withdrawal cannot ho caJled a rout, but it is certain that tho gen-|oral staff ami the field officers have ruche and their patrols wars) jraporta* us far north as BrtMllat-s^twtv In the centre of tho line tho vUlftfB of Fosse was passed early to tho 4ftf and then in quick sttceessloa Bom-court, Nouart. L* CUampy Hauto oa*V, Champy Baa were oecuitoA hjr sjfcs); (CONTINUXD ON FA09 IQO|  . ;