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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - November 7, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PUT A PUNCH IN YOUR PATRIOTISM - BIT* VICTORY BONDS * VOLUME XI. LF/1IIUMIJXIE, ALBKRTA. TJH'RSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1918 NUMBER 278 RMS HUNSTO REVOLUTION ARMISTICE DELEGATES MEET FOCH ON WESTERN FRONT SERDOM German Navy in Possession Rebels KIEL SCENE OF VIOLENT OUTBREAK . ^ ...----- r j Demonstrations in Berlin of Soldiers Who Have Deserted - j Worker's Council Control Affairs at Kiel-Military Com-! mandant Meets Their Demands. PRINCE MAXIMILIAN TRIES TO Rests With the City Council Whether Stores Will Close Until 1230 p.m. Every Day STOKES OPEN AS USUAL TOMORROW. The city commissioner* at a meeting this afternoon decided to allow the stores to remain open for another day. In the meantime the matter will be fully conslc>red and a decision as to whether to observe the provincial order or not. reached. That means the stores will be open all day tomorrow as usual. CONSOLE THE RESTLESS PEOPLE LONDON, Nov. 7.-The cntirfc German navy and the great- j cr part of Schlcswig are in the hands of the revolutionists, j according to reports reaching London from Copenhagen. ; / DEMONSTRATIONS IN BERLIN STOCKHOLM, Nov. 7.-Continuous demonstrations arc! taking place in Berlin, according to the Social Democraketen. j Twenty-thousand deserters from the army are marching through the streets of the capital. . j FEARFUL OF REVOLUTION AMSTERDAM, Nov, 7.-Chancellor Maximilian, says an official dis- ' oh from Berlin, has Issued an appeftl to the German people, saying ! thit "'n order to make an end of the bloodshed,'' a deputation thai left -for the front and that "the negotiations will be seriously endangered by | disturbances and lack of discipline." j DEMAND IMMEDIATE END j AMSTERDAM, Nov. 6.-German 8oclal-Democrate have notified the ] (jovemment through Freiderlch Ebert, the vice-president of their party and president of the main committee of the relchstag, that their repre-aentaives will resign their ministerial posts if the war is not brought to an immediate end. TO SUPPRESS REVOLUTION. London, Nov. 7.-The German authorities have decided to suppress the revolution at Kiel, according to a dispatch from Copenhagen to the Exchange Telegraph company. Several thousand soldiers from Fehmarn island havr been ordered to Kiel. The workmen and soldiers' council, these advices state, have decided to make a stubborn resistance. WORK STOPPED AT HAMBURG. London, Nov. 7.-The Wolff Bureau of Berlin announces that all work has stopped at Hamburg owing to a strike and that undisciplined acts and outrages have taken place. The news agency reports aimilar occurrences from Lubeck. EDMONTON, Nov, 6.-The provincial board of health after making as full inquiries as was practical yielded at last to what seemed to be the desire that the hours of business should be nhortened.ln order to combat influenza, therefore, an order was passed this afternoon closing ail offices and mercantile retail shops of all kinds In cities over 5,000 until 12.30 p.m. commencing Friday, November 8, and continuing dally until Saturday, November 16, inclusive, except b.inks, doctors and dental offices and cigar stores, government and municipal offices, restaurants, drug stores, wholesale he uses, tolefjraph and railway offices. In a word the intention is to close the retail mercantile shops and offices generally unless as excepted. To put it in another form the order will not apply to, nor effect, wholesale houses, hotels, restaurants, eating houses, barber shops, printing establishments, factories, nor dental, doctors, governmental nor municipal offices, nor cigar stores. As to Calgary, owing to the fact that it has a standard half holiday on-jWednesday afternoon, the stor;3 will be open in the forenoon Wednesday just the same as they are now. Edmonton merchants consented to the order being made, as the epidemic is very serious there. The regulation can be modified or not enforced, If a municipality affected deem it unnecessary. ' All reports Indicate that speaking generally, at least In the Tiorthern two-thirds of the province, we have not at all reached the worst of the fight, but that the peaplo In practically every locality are doing the very best they can. Armistice Not Yet Signed; Germany Likely to Agree --o A ---- I Paris and London Both Agreed Internal Condition in Germany � Demands Immediate Conclusion to the War-Armistice Delegates Reached Western Front This Evening-* Foch Agreed to Confer With Them at Once-War Ovef Before Week Is Out, Conservative London Opinion. FOR REPUBLICANS BIG STRIKE AT HAMBURG London, Nov. 6.-A strike of dock workers at Hamburg involving 10,000 men is reported by the Exohange Telegraph correspondent at Amsterdam. Altona, iiiroHH tin* river from Hum-Imrg. ami Flmmburg. to tlic northeast, are reported within the power of revolutionary soldier*. Tim airdrome at Apenrunde. In the north Srhlnswlg, lias been occupied and the airmen there placed under arrest. YIEL06 TO THE WORKERS. London, Nov. 7.-The military governor of Kiel, according to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Copenhagen, has accepted the following demands of the workers and soldiers' council: The release of all military and political prisoners. Complete freedom gf sneaking and writing. Released prisoners must not be punished. Officers who acknowledge and comply with the measures shall be permitted to remain or to leave the service. Kiel is governed by the marines, soldiers and workmen's council. All the workshops have bsen occupied by Red troops. The street car line and railways are under the control of the workmen's council. There have been no disturbances. Tile following points wore passed by the council: 1. Secretary llausemnu will take euro thai the demands of the soldiers and workmen')) council Hhtill bo forwarded to the relchstag. i. The Immediate, cessation of ull military measures directed against the movement of the council. '.'.. The mivy has bemi ordered to leave the harbor. 4. Military prisoners) to be released. The Kiel '/eitutig In Its issue of Wednesday fl.-ild that the .streets of ;he naval huso were being e&utirded by NOhliors, sailor* and striking workmen. No disorders) hiul occurred. Otllrors woro being disarmed anil arrested, while warrant and potty ofllcers who did liol Join the movement nlso were being disarmed. Travellers arriving: at llelierz, the correspondent adds, ruporl serious Wots at Hoveral other places ln tier-many, the dviuunstrunts demanding peace. Artillery tiring wan heard Wednesday (n tho direction, of Kiel. Effort to Settle Trouble Amsterdam,'Nov. 7.-Gorman news- Enemy Abandons Ghent; Allies Pursuing the Huns ON THE BATTLE FRO NT IN BELGIUM, Nov. 6.-A wireless dispatch was received this nfterr.oon at the headquarters of Gen, Bearains from the Germans saying they had decifled to abandon Ghent and asking the Belgians not to fire on the suburbs of the town, where white flags were , raised, IN PURSUIT OF RETREATING GERMANS PARIS, Nov. 7.-Along the entire front the pursuit of the retreating Germans was taken up again this morning, according to today's war office announcement. The Trench have thrown csvalry Into the action on their right, where the mounted troops arc pushing In the direction of the Meuae. The French are moving forward east of the forests of Nouvlon and Ragnaval and north of Ahe Serre and Aisnc rivers. The statement reads: "The pursuit of the enemy was renowed this morning on the whole of the front. Wc are progressing east of the forests of Nouvion and Reg-naval and north of the Serre and the Alsne. On the right (where the French lines join the Americans) French cavalry detachments are pushing in the direction of the Meuse." (COMTNfUID ON PaOl 6) Goes Over The Seven Hundred Thousand AMERICANS ENTER SEDAN. With the American Army on the Sedan Front, Nov. 7.-(1:45 p. m.)-American troops today entered that part of Sedan that lies on the west bank of tne Meuse. BIG BRITISH CAPTUHE3 With the Allied Armies In France and Belgium, Nov. b.- (Reuter's)-Morm.il forest has lieen thoroughly cleaned out by British troops, u-j: tome fsw Gt-mnns are still in Berfalmont, where they are in danrter of be ing cut off. British 'orce'i are east of Poro,uoye and arc advancing toward Pont-au-Sambre. New Zealand troops ire moving nlong the road to B.ivny and are near Hargnles. Up till Inst evening tht 3rd British army had counted 128 '-.firman officers and 5,879 men taken prisoner since Monday morning. Since that time prisoners have been coming back through the lines. The 4th army has taken 4,500 by last night, while the 1st army had captu/ed several thouj-and. (Continued on Pago C). In House of Representatives-Senale Control Still Undecided Washington, Nov. 7.--Control of the. I'nlteii States senate continued to remain in doubt early today on the lace of returns from three states, where contests between 111.. Democrat and Republican candidates continued close. The Republicans further lncreasijil their majority In the house when two of the three seats from South Dakota were conceded lo them. Three seats, one ouch In South Dakota, New .Mexico and .Montana, still remain in dottht. The standing of the two parties ln the next hntfup, without the three miss-, lug districts Is: j Republicans, Democratp, IB,"- a Republican majority of -U. i In the senate, without the three doubtful seats, there are. 17 Ilepuli-, llcans and li'> Democrats. | Of the senate races yet to he decided, Truman 11. Newhery. Republican, appeared lo he maintaining his lead over Henry Ford, the. Democratic cam diilate in Michigan. Supporters of Senator Kail of New Mexico continue to claim his election on the basis of scattering returns. As these reports came from unoilicia! sources the contest continued lo he placed In the doubtful ciass. ln Idaho, Frank 11. Gooding was making deep inroads into the majority credited to Senator J. F. Nugent. Democrat. Early today Xiigpnl's lead was only 140. with Siii.OiM ot' tin-state's estimated vote of ;>5,liii0 counted. Democrat Wins Now York% Nov. 7.- With i:: districts missing ami the soldier vote as yet uncounted, Alfred 10. Smith, Democrat, had a majority of 1:2 :;:!!> votes today over (Sov. Charles Whitman, Republican, in ill') gubernatorial contest. oji the face, of revised returns. The totals were: Smith, .-U is officially an-nomu-ed today that Hun T. \VT. fro-thd'H, minister of labor, who U now I'll roiito for California, has hnmlod his-resignation to Sir Robert llorilen and (hat it has been accepted, lion. Gideon Kuhortuoii, who has remvgtMitoik labor In the cabinet for hoiivj limn pas,, in addition to acting as chairman of the Canadian registration hoard, has been appointed successor to Mr. CrothPi's anil was sworn in m noon today. Mr. Crotliors resigned on the ground of ill-health. Senator llobevtsun, the now minister, has been closely In touch with the work of tho labor department since entering the government a year ago. Homo of tho more Important labor disputes which he was successful in adjusting were those of I ho Nova Scotia minors, last January, ami the i'aiiuilliin I'aclfic railway inalnteiuince-of-way men. Involving 81)00 employees, last February. Ho wus solo ai'biUaU:.' lu th� T. ,t V>h> i railway dispute in April last and his efforts which resulted ln tho succoss-, tul conclusion of iho Wlniilpog civic jdi'ilku will long he remembered. Senator lloherBon will bo the second minister with a portfolio holding u seat In the senate^ the otlior hoing Sir James Loughoud, who holds tho department of soldiers' civl! rcestaii-liniment. Two oilier appointments havo been made. Col. Hugh Clarke, M.K, parliamentary under-secret arc for external affairs, becomes }mr'.lani^n." Port Arthur jmI Ksno.'a has boon appointed parliamentary uudor-secre-tury lor e.xteriu'.' uffa'.rs Tho position of parliamentary un-der-Hocrerary for the department ct militia and defense has been vacant mIiico the apimintmont of l eat humiliation Germany will suffer will be In havlug her fleet surronder �f pass out without one great fiftbt **> tho death. But news from Kiel raakM it doubtful whether the sailors wonl* go Into battle if the Gentians did ae. cide to fight. * '  CUR20N GOES TO FRANCE. London, Nov, 7.-Earl Curzon, member of the British war council, it is announced, has gone to the continent on official business, WAR ENDS IN FEW DAYS. London, Nov, 6.-Reports that German delegates have started from Berlin to meet Marshal Foch are considered here as an assurance that fighting will be over In - a few days. This causea satisfaction everywhere, but there is no celebrating here and London is as quiet as It has been at any time during the past four years, The last days of the war have boon so crowded with enormous events that there Is no room loft for surprises and sensations. The terms of President Wilson's nolo to Germany dealing with the freedom of tho seas and compensation to tho allies are endorsed by all tho newspapers here. It Is believed that Gormany knew .from the, terms of the Austrian annistlco the1 (ComuroiD ok Pa�i f 636556 ;