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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - November 8, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. �i, i i i - LKTJIBMDGH, ALBERTA* l-IUDAY, NOVEMBEH 8, t'.HH NUMBER 27H REBELS WAVE THE RED FLAG IN MANY GERMAN CITIES GERMAN REPRESENTATIVES WANTED HOSTILITIES SUSPENDED PROVISIONALLY HUNS MUST SURRENDER UNCONDITIONALLY - FOCH u- Allied Leader Absolutely Refuses to Listen to Proposal of Suspension of Hostilities-Seventy-Two Hours for the Huns to Decide-Berlin Being Communicated With- Foch Has No Authority in Regard to Peace Terms. LONDON, Nov. 8.-The German proposal for an immediate provisional suspension of hostilities has been rejected by Marshal Foch. PARIS, Nov. 8.-(3:20 p.m.)-The 72 hours within which the German reply must be received will end at 11 o'clock Monday morning. PARIS, Nov. 8.-(11:50 a.m.)-Marshal Foch will have with him during the armistice conference both a British and an American representative. > PARIS, Nov. 8.-(7:00 p.m.)-An official note issued this afternoon says: "The German delegates arrived this morning at Marshal Foch's headquarters. They made a formal demand for an armistice. The text of the conditions of the armistice was read and delivered;to them. They asked a cessation of arms. It was refused them. The enemy has seventy-two hours to answer." It was later announced that the German demand for a cessation of hostilities was for an immediate suspension. PUT DELEGATES TO BED PARIS, Nov. 8.-The German delegates �ent to the French front to receive from Foch the allied terms for an armistice crossed the allied line near La Capelle last night. They were taken to a house where preparations had been made to receive them. They stayed there during the night and this,morning will be conducted to a place in the department of the Aisne which meeting place is fixed by Foch. This trip will take about four hours. Foch will have with him Admiral Sir Roslyn Wemyss, first sea lord of Great Britain, and Major-General Maxim Weigand of the French army, Foch's assistant. MET FOCH THIS MORNING PARIS, Nov. 8.-(11:45 a.m.)-The German delegates which came within the French lines last night to receive from Marshal Foch the allied terms for an armistice, proceeded thlsi morning to the meeting place designated by the marshal. The white flag bearers reached the left wing of Gen. Debeney's army at 10 o'clock last night. They arrived at the place Indicated by the allied supreme commander within the French lines about two o'clock this morning and passed the remainder of the night there. MUST SIGN BY 8UNDAY WASHINGTON, Nov. 8.-Information reaching Washington through diplomatic channels today Indicates that if the German armistice envoys are not ready to accept Immediately the surrender tev/ns offered by Marshal Fooh, the marshal will give them only until Sunday to sign., No efforts at compromise,or evasion by the Germans is to be tolerated; they must take what the allies and the United States offer and lay down their arms or there will be no Interruption of the great offensive which Is destroying the German military machine. STOPPED FIRING FOR A TIME .Paris, Nov. 7-(11 p.m.)-Gar-man grand headquarters raqueet-ed allied grand headquarters by wireless to permit the passage of the German delegation for armistice negotiations through the lines. The order was g(ven to cease firing on this front at three o'clock this afternoon until further orders. The German wireless message asking for appointment to meet Foch says: "The German government would congratulate .Itsslf in the intereet of humanity if the German delegation to the allies' front might bring about a provisional 'suspension of hostilities, The message announcfd that the\ German plenipotentiariee would arrive at French outposts on the Chlmay-Guise road Thursday between eight and (en o'clock in thp evening. The mission Is headed by Mathlas Erxberger, secretary of state, and includee General P. K. Von Wlnterfield, former military, attache at Parle, Count Alfred Von Oberndorff, former minister to Sofia, General Von Gruenell and naval Captain Von Salow. ONLY ARMISTICE, NOT PEACE TERMS. Washington, Nov. 8-An official diplomatic dispatch from France today emphasised that Marshal Foch Is empowered only to deliver armistice terms to the Germane and receive their acceptance and that peace negotiations . ara not the buelneee of the military commander. Any suspension of hostilities before the armistice is eigned, even If asked on philanthropic grounds ie declared to be out of the question. ARRIVED AT 6 O'CLOCK London, Nov. 8.-(12.36 p.m.)- The German armistice delegates arrived at Marshal Foch's headquarters at 6 o'clock this morning, according to a dispatch received here. NOT WITHHOLDING ANYTHING Washington, Nov. 8-At President Wilson's direction, Secret- -ary Lancing Issued a statement shortly after noon today that any statement that news reaching the government concerning armistice negotiation's was being withheld waa utterly false and that as .soon as there was a decision reach- � ed It would be made public by the government. Mr. Lansing's statement reads: "I am requested and authorised by the president to state that no information reaching this government 'concerning the armistice negotiations in France hefs been withheld; that any statement to the contrary ie utterly false and that at aoon as a definite decision in regard to the armistice has been reported It will bo Immediately made public by the government." ,- � HAD A CONFERENCE Washington, Nov, 8.-The German armletloe delegation held a conference with Marehal Foch M 9 o'clock this jnornlng, French time, the state department an- French Armies Make An Advance of Ten Miles Against Enemy BRITISH STILL PROGRESS Says Kaiser Will Quit To-morrow LONDON, Nov. 8.-The German majority parties have held a final discussion on the question of Emperor Williams abdication and will without doubt immediately demand that he abdicate, according to a Berlin dispatch to the Copenhagen Politiken, forwarded by the Exchange Telegraph correspondent. The abdication, it is added, probably will take place tomorrow. Paris, Nov. 7.-With an ever-increasing speed the French are forcing the Germans back north of the Aisne, and on all the rest of the front which the French are fighting over. A terynlle advance has been made at certajn points^ since yesterday, SEDAN THRILLS FRENCH Paris, Ncv. 8.-One hundred days ago the Germans were 35 miles from Paris. Today they are begging pence. After many occasions wiien hope has been deferred and of bitter disappointment, France knows at last that triumph has come and gives rein to its unreserved joy. The conviction is universal that, whether the German delegation sign articles of capitulation or not, Germany is beaten. The allied advance, particularly the exploit of the Americans in capturing Sedan, a name which thrills every French heart, shows clearly the continuation of hostilities by Germany can lead only to military debacle in the near future. This feeling is confirmed by news received from reliable quarters that Germany's Internal affairs are drifting toward chaos. Progress of French I'arlit, .Nov. 8. - Krt'iii'li troops re^ PREMIER'S FACE Impressive Scene as Senators Gathered Around and Heaped Congratulations Upon Clemenceau Paris, Nov. S.-Premier Clemoiitnau appeared for-a'moment last niKlit in, tin? lobby of tlit; Nfiiato after Uio sit-1 tins of thai body which had doeliwed � h!iu, !n traditional phrase, to have "do. served well or his uounlry." The premier's approach to the senators lingering after the adjournment ! of the session was tho signal for an I ovation to him. Ho was speedily sur-; rounded by numbers of the senatms who pressed forward to sh:iUe his , hand. v : "Yoil are. the saviour of l-"rani-o," j cried one. J "No. no." replied the premier, shrug-, glni? his shoulders, "it Is the country which has done everything itself." "Thanks i,i you," the senators ie-joined. "No, I assure you," returned the premier, "I have done but my simple duty. Anyone of you who loves h'ranee would liave done ux much. There are moments when tho spirit, of itself, rises within one." Hero the premier's voice failed him. Overcome with emotion the tears coursed down his rugged countenance, which so many violent storms in tho past had left Impassive. ItocoverliiR himself, he said: "Oontlemen. I thank you. I did not deserve so much honor" us you have sumud their advance along tho whole 'done me. Let me toll you thai I am front, this morning. J'hu war oltlcu, proudest that you have ahsoelated my todav reports that Krcncli units have' name with that of Marshal Koch, that reached tho rallwivy junction of Llnrt, j Kroat sojdier who in tho darkest hours never doubted the destiny of his coun-try. Ho has inspired everyone with we owe him an infinite about 20 miles north of Hethel The French early today captured Singly, less than eight miles south of * courage und Mezleres, and Krenois, about one. mile i debt, west of Sedan. Fifteen hundred prisoners and much material were captured yesterday. Tho statement reads: "Our progress was resumed again today on the entire front. Krone-It nd-j vniiced troops reached Liart, :st> kllo-j metres north of Hethel. "Further to the right captured early I the morning Singly und Kresnols and' \"wt 8nt' u" disciplined and strong A HOAX New York, Nov. 8.-Millions of people realized that they had been hoaxed into celebrating the end of the war by publication of the United Press dispatch regarding the armistice signed and fighting ended. Twenty-four hours have passed since the people were thrown into a delirium by these reports which declared the armistice had been signed at 11 o'clock yesterday morning and that fighting had ceased at two o'clock yesterday afternoon. ZZach hour brings added official evidence that the reports were false and that the American people were fooled. Not only have official communications frqm France to the state department at Washington denounced the reports as untrue, but the official statements of the British and French war offices show the fighting still going on. Far from signing an armistice at 11 o'clock yesterday morning, the German delegates did not cross the allied line until last night. This is recorded in Associated Press dispatches filed in Paris at 4:20 o'clock this morning. The German delegates were to be conducted early today to the meeting place which is four hours' journey from La Capelle, the place where they crossed into the allied lines. The fact is established by official record that no armistice was signed at 11 a.m. yesterday and the fighting did not end at 2 p.m. yesterday. The Associated Press did not receive or distribute any of the dispatches which misled the American people Into colebrating the greatest hoax of recent years. On the other hand, by investigating through official channels, the Associated Press waa able to expose It. Fully master of himself now, the promier went on: "Gentlemen, wo are now coming to a difficult time. It is harder to win peace than to win tho war. We must so act that Franco will resume the place in th� world of Which she is worthy. More than over must slio gather herself up; more than ever I penetrated Into the outskirts of Sedan, The numbor or prisoners taken mim-hored 1,500. The number of guns cup-lured was Increased considerably.'" British Continue Advance Loudon. Nov. 8.-The lirltish are continuing their advance along tho active, battle line. Field Marshal Halg today' announced the capture of two villages in the region between Mpms und MuubeiiKo. The statement reuds: "Sharp fighting occurred In tho evening In the neighborhood of lCclnibea und Llmont-Kontulne, south of llaut-l mont. These villages wore captured with u number of prisoners. Our advance south of the Mons-Conde canal continues." have confidence in her. PROPOSE AMNESTY > FOR PRISONERS * Montreal, Nov. 8.-A proposal that a general amnesty should he granted to short term prisoners hb soon as peace Is officially declared lias been forwarded to Hon. C. J. Doher-ty, minister of justice, by the Canada Prisoners' Wolfuro Association, b>' Robert Hlckordtke und Victor Mitchell, K. C, respectively, president anil vice-president of the association. SAILORS COMMAND Copenhagen. Nov. .-Some of ths German warehipe from Kiel Jiave arrived at Flonsburg, in Schleswig, the Bsrllnstadt Tld-ende of this city saya. Their of-flesrs 'were r\av!gatlng them un--> � ? HE RAILWAY COPENHAGEN, Nov. 8.-Revolutionists have eut the north German railway line south of Flensuurg, in 8chleewig-Holetein. This breaks com* munications from the north with Hamburg. THIRD SQUADRON FAITHFUL LONDON, Nov. 8.-A Berlin wireless dispatch received here today says: "The third squadron remains faithful to the government." The foregoing dispatch indicates a claim by the German authorities that n part of the German navy has declined to Join the revolutionaries. PURSUED THE PRINCE COPENHAGEN, Nov. 8.-Prince Henry of Prussia, brother of Emperor William, left Kiel on Wednesday in an automobile flying a red flag, ths Schleswig Volks Zeitung states. He was pursued by marines whs fired a dozen shots at him, the newspaper adds. 8 Prince Henry has arrived in Flensburg in Schleswig, after hie escape from Kiel. His chauffeur was wounded by the marines who fireel upon the prison. ' AGREED TO RE8I8T BRITISH ATTACK . LONDON, Nov. 8cr-.Tile movement which resulted In the selling ef virtually the ontlre German navy by revolutionary fercee waa carried .SUt in a fairly peaceful manner, according to the Exchange Ts|egraph strict pondant at Copenhagen. The red flag waa hoisted quits generally, he adds. All the large wharvee connected with thS navel ssrVlse were also taken over by the revolutionists. At Wllhemahaven the naval officers agreed to hand authority over. to\ tne rebels If they would promise to make, resistance should the Brltleft attack tint naval port. The third Infantry regiment," according to these advices, has taken posseesslon of the airdrome at Oldenburg In Hoists in. ' Blankenstein, a commune In Westphalia, 24 miles northeast of Ouesslderff, has joined the revolution. MAKING THREATS NOW COPENHAGEN, Nov. 8.-The Vorwaerts of Berlin publishes a new proclamation to German workers by the Social-Democrat party in which it emphasizes the party's firm intention to secure full democratic liberty for the German people. The proclamation says In part: "All those who through unwise policies caused this calamity to come upon our people must resign'their posts. All necessary measures are being taken to this end. No exception will be made of any peresn, however highly placed." REVOLUTIONISTS CONTROL HAMBURG AMSTERDAM, Nov. 7.-The great German maritime port of Hamburg is completely in the hande of the revolutionists, according to reports from Hamburg newspapers printed by the Cologne Gazette. The red flag is flying on all the ships In the harbor. The headquarters of the commander of the port has been occupied by the soldiers' council after exciting occurrences In which machine guns were ueed, All kinds of excesses took place in the neighboring elty of Attsna. The port commander there agreed to all the demands submitted by the soldiers' council. BREMEN JOIN8 REVOLUTION LONDON, Nov.%.-(9:36 a.m.)-The cltlee of Bremen, Schwerln and Tilsit have joined in the German revolution, according to a Copenhagen dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph company. Dr. Karl Liabknecht ie said to have arranged for the formation of a soldlere' council at Bremen. Bremen, Is next to Hamburg, the principal maritime emporium of Germany. It is situated on the Wessr river, 69 miles southwest sf Hamburg. Its pre-war population was about 170,000. Schwerln is ths capital of the grand duchy of Mecklemberg-Bchwerln and la situated on the west side of Lake Schwerin, 35 miles southeast of Luebeck. Ite population in 1900 was about 38,000. Tileet ie a city of east Prussia, it llss on ths left bank of the Niemen river, 60 miles northeast of Kssnlgsbsrg. WITH RED FLAGS HOISTED NAVY LEAVCS KIEL LONDON, Nov. 7-The greater part of the German navy, with red flags hoisted, has left the harbor of Kiel, in poeaession sf mutinous sailors, according to a Copenhagen dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph company. Copenhagen also reports that the revolutionary flag has bssn holstsd at Wanemunde, with which place railroad communication has bssn Interrupted. There are no guards on ths German-Danish frontier,'It is reported, and many prisoners crossed into .Denmark last night. Olspstchss say that no trains have arrived at Copenhagen from Hamburg tsdsy. THE WEATHER High ............... Low.................... Forecast-Fair and cold. 40 30 WANT TROOPS THERE TO PROTECT VOTERS Now York, Nov. S.-At u meeting hero yesterday of delegates representing the 11 oppressed nationalities of~central Europe, at which Dr. T. 0. Masaryk, presMont of tho Czechoslovak batloum council, presided, It was decided to ask that American troops be sent to liberated territory in middle Europe ho thut an honoat plebiscite can be conducted. Tho delegates ulso unanimously agreed that transit to the sou across overy country* in the mld-Km-opoaii union should bo iluty free with ports free U� ulL SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC Amsterdam, Nov. 8.-Ths Cologne Volks Zeitung says thj revolution at Bremen was affected In two hours. The marlnee enticed the soldiers to join them after which .i meeting waa held. This assembly demanded the creation of a Social-Democratic republic. Women joined with the marlnee in opening the prisons. Order Ie being maintained by the marines. SOLDIER'S COUNCIL CONTROL Copenhagen, Nov. .-The German ports of Brerhaven and Cux-haven are in ths hands of soldiers' councils, the Schleswig Volks Zeitung saye. WON'T OBEY ORDERS Stockholm, Nov. S.-Ths fsrry bstwsen Trsllsbsrg, Sweden, ana) Sassnlts, Qarmany, has bssn sua-psndsd bscauae tha crews sf the Gsrman tsrpsdo bs'sts at Sassnit* are refusing to obsy ths ordsra of their commandere. GERMANS CUT OFF NEWS London, Nov. S,-Telegraphic communication between Qarmany and ferslgn countries will be aut off, according to a Berlin massage transmitted by ths Exchange Telegraph corrsspendsnt at Cspsnhag-en. Only govsmment telegram* will b= allowed tranemlaalsn. PARIS IS PREPARING TO CELEBRATE Paris, Nov. (1.20 p.m.)- Parle is convinced that the day of victory ie near at hand and Is preparing to bedeck itself on tha arrival of the newe of tha signing of an armistice. Tha dealers are displaying bunting and flags at all ths aillsd natlona and numsreus decorative dsvlsss Including shields of varl-colorsd allied Insignia. Large American, lirltish and French bannere are on dleplay, which at present arousing in- spected by antislpatary enthUev iaats. Everywhere eagerness la 4la> played to hear tha latest na**. Ths newspapsrs ara Mxlsusty waiting far tha' mast rssant wSpi from Marehal Paeh'a wss tera. Aa a further BfaajsrgU�H fgr ths proepeetlve faatlvrthm eftsatai of delleaelee ara being) >ris#t eut from the elty'a cellar* In nSlk>, nsse-far faevjtlng. x -SI. 97 ;