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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - November 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PUT THE KAISER UNDER VICTORY BONDS. DO IT QUICK! VOLUME XI. LKTHBMDGK,- ALBKRTA'^v^SATC.HI)A V, NOVEMBER 9, 1918 NUMBER 280 KAISER HAS ABDICATED KAISER QUITS THRONE; A SOCIALIST BECOMES THE NEW CHANCELLOR Maximilian Issues An Official Statement-Duke of wick Quits Also-Cabinet .Ministers Resign-Close Their Doors. i! Bruns -Banks fjOHN B. WILKIE PARIS, Nov. 9.-(6.15 p.m.)-The abdication-of. Emperor William is officially announced from Berlin, according to a Havas dispatch from Basel. One of (he Most Promising and Best Known Young Men of the City The lifn of one of the brightest and most highly regarded ymmR men of llio city was cut off lust evening, whnn John I!. Wilkin passed away after an illness of a week, beginnim: with influenza and developing into pneumonia and other complications. The circumstances of his death art! distressingly sad. Mr*. Wilkie only recently underwent a severe operation and .was in a critical condition for Hcvera) days. While her husband was ill at th, she was In the Van Haarlem hospital and unnbln to be at bin bedside, before den'th claimed blm. John H. Wilkie was a particularly promising young man. Ol'ted as u speaker, and a leader amongst ills fellows, had he lived hi: would undoubtedly have filled a place In public, affairs. As it wan he was active In nn.ny movements. He was president, of the notary Club, and his death will I.e. felt very keenly in f.httt organization. He had been presldfint. ot the . 4 . ,. . , , . ,. , | . .. I Youim Liberal cluh and was a mem- Jor the establishment of a law providing for the immediate' ��r or the iumrd r Trade, it wn� m  'work amongst young hoys wliere JoTui Wilkie excelled. He had u wonderful infliieiice for good amongst the boys of 'teen ape. He had taught Uiblo classes, been superintendent of Sun-] day schools and otherwise associated � with the welfare of the younger boys. � At the time of his death lie was, sup-, erlntciidein of the Sunday school i of the United Church, ills last appearance on the platform was as a .speaker at the animal rally day in  Wesley church. When the Victory Loan drive began, ; .1. It. Wilkie became active In cunvus-i sing and It was -while at the work j that he first became 111 and had to | take to his bed. It. Is no surprise that ! he was active, in public service until the last. That would have been his wish, had bo been given a choice. Mr. Wilkie had resided at I,eth-brldge for a number of years, beliig engaged first in real estate and Insurance and latterly devoting all his time to the life insurance business, being general agent for the Imperial Life. MAXIMILIAN'S STATEMENT LONDON, Nov. 9.-(British Wireless Service)-A Ger-tnan wireless received in London this afternoon states the German imperial chancellor, Prince Maximilian, issued the following decree:' t "The kaiser and king has decided to renounce the throne. "The imperial chancellor will remain in office until the situation connected with the abdication of the kaiser, the renouncing by the German crown prince of the throne of the German empire and of Prussia and the setting up of a regency? have been settled." "For the regency he intends to appoint Deputy Ebert as imperial chancellor and he proposes that a bill be brought in promulgation of general suffrage .and for a constitutional German national assembly, which will settle finally the future of the German nation and of those peoples which might be desirous of coming within the-empire. "Berlin, November 9, 19'8. "The Imperial Chancellor." Deputy Ebert. who, iccording to the German wireless message, it to he appointed German chancellor, is Frsderlch Ebert, vice-president of the Social-Democratic party and president of the main committee of the relch-tag. The Havas Agency which transmits the announcement of Emperor William's abdication from Basel, is the semi-official French news agency. REVOLUTION SPREADS LONDON, Nov. 9.-(British Wireless Press)-It is reported from Amsterdam that a revolution is now spreading all over western Germany. It is reported to have reached Cologne. BANKS STOP PAYMENTS LONDON, Nov. 9.-(British Wireless Press)-Another dispatch from Amsterdam saying that owing to the rush on banks in Berlin these institutions have stopped payment. DUKE OF BRUNSWICK ALSO LONDON, Nov. 9.-(British Wireless Service)-A telegram received from Copenhagen from Brunswick by way of Berlin asserts that Emperor William's son-in-law, the Duke of Biunswicjc, and his successor, have abdicated. (Continued on Paqw S) Claimed To Be Confined To Troops From Schleswig-Holstein Amsterdam, Nov. 9,-Cases of insubordination occurred on Wednesday among the troops of a German naval divisions quartered at Lokerne, 12 mites northeast of Ghent, according to a report from Sas Van Gent. SPREADS TO HANOVER Copenhagen, Nov. 9,-(By Associated Press)-The uprising In northern Germany, according to the only direct news from Germany early today, is reported to have spread to Hanover. Oldenburg and other cities. Generally the revolt la not attended by serious disturbance*. Reports from the Danish town j of Vambrup say .that all it quiet j In Schleswlg, but that further dis-| turbances are reported to have oc-I curred in Hamburg. | Four thousand men attempted | to overthrew military authorities In Allan a, across the Elbe from Hamburg), pot the city Is now quiet. The Cermin guard* "at'the Danish border have been ordered by the soldiers' councils to remain at their posts temporarily. Travellers arriving from Germany report that the disaffection la apparently confined to the 9th army corps which was recruited In Schleewig-Holsteln. A PLEA FOR UNITY " Amsterdam, Nov. 0.- Absolute unity Is jiecesBiiry among the German pco pie If they would avert unforsocu consequences, declared Chancellor Max! milian iu an appeal to the German people. He urged that all remain calm. The chancellor's appeal, received in an official dispatch from Ber lin, roads: "Kor more than four years the German nation, united and calm, has endured the most severe sufferings and sacrifices. If at this decisive hour when only absolute unity can avert from the entire German people great dangers for its future, internal strength gives way, then the conseq uences are unforeseeable. "An Indlgpousiliie demand in these decisive hours which must bo made by every people's government Is the main tonance of the hitherto calm. May every person be conscious of the high responsibility toward this principle in the fulfillment of his duty." i It i The reigning* Ouke of Brunswick, whose abdication 1* announced In a telegram from Brunswick by way of Berlin, is Ernest Augustus, a son of the Ouke of Cumberland. On May 24, 1913, he married Prince** Victoria Louisla, the only daughter of Emperor William. They have three sons, the eldest, Erneat Augustus, whose right to the throne also ha* been renounced, being born March 18, 1*14. GERMAN MINISTERS RESIGN LONDON, Nov. 9.-(British Wireless Service)-The resignation of the German minister* of Interior, Instruction, agriculture and finance arc reported-In a telegram receh/ed from Berlin. The Prussian food controller again has requested to be relieved from office and the resignation of the Prussian, minister of public works has been In the hand* of the cabinet for some time. Tokio, Nov. 9.-Bolshevik! forces and Austro-German prisoners operating in Siberia are now almost completely scattered, according to an official statement issued at the war office here today. Small bands attempted to pillage several towns'during October, but were immediately dispersed, the statement adds. WASHINGTON. Nov. 9.-So faras the Amerrcan government was advised late today, no word has been received by Marshal Foch from the German high command since the courier of the armistice envoys started back through the battle lines last night with the surrender terms and the ultimatum for the reply by II a.m. Monday morning. /- London, Nov. 8.-Prince Maximilian of Baden, Imperial German chancellor, has resigned, according to a German wireless dispatch picked up here tonight. iThe wirelets says that Prince Maximilian has tendered his resignation in view of the altered parliamentary situation, but that acceptance of that is still out-*, Handing. : KAIVR HA8N-T ACCEPTED.  Copenhagen, �Nov. �.-Emperor. William ha* not yet accepted the" resignation of Prince Maximilian' of Baden, the German chancellor; according to a Berllit meaaage to-' day!' The emperor, who ha* bean, thoroughly informed by the chancellor regarding the general situation, the mestage add*, ha* askad the chanesllor to continue holding the office provisionally until the emperor'? final decision i* reached. KILLS TWO IN U. S. Scranton, I'a.. Xov. S.-Two children were killed and three othor persons wol'o injured at Olypliant, nour bore, today wh,on a large Dehaviland bombing piano ran into a crowd that had gathered to Bee It lly. That more person's were not injured was due to Lieut. Ztrmer, pilot 6t the. machine, who wrecked it to prevent sweeping the crowd. The machine was ono of Lethbridge, Alberta, November 8, 1918. TO THE CITIZENS OF LETHBRIDGE; GREETING. KNOW YE that I, William Duncan Livingstone Hardie, by virtue of the powers vested In me as Mayor of the City of Lethbridge do hereby PROCLAIM A LEGAL., HOLIDAY celebrating peace, extending from the time the whistles blow until the following day at 8.00 a.m., and command all citizens to observe the same. Maubeuge Fortress Falls; British Cross the Scheldt Fiance Being Rapidly Cleared of German Forces-French] Troops Reach Mezieres-British Occupy Avesnes- Germans Resist American Attacks. GOD SAVE W. D. L. THE KING HARDIE. Mayor. Lethbridge, Alberta, November 9, 1918, TO THE CITIZEN8 OF LETHBRIDGE: If an announcement of the acceptance by Germany, of the Allies' armistloe terms is made, any time on Sunday, the whistles blowing will not be authorized until 7.00 a.m. Monday. W. D. L. HARDIE. Mayor. Basel, Nov. 8.-During the sitting at the diet palace today a decree was passed deposing the Wlttelsbach dynasty, according to a dispatch received here'Jonight from Munich, Bavaria. Paris, Nov. 9.-Kurt Eisner, a Munich newspaperman and prominent in Socialist circles, is the leader of the revolution which has broken out In the Bavarian capital, it appears from information received here. Some newspapers designate him as president of the Bavarian republic which has been proclaimed. Eisner, th^ advices add, has organized a committee consisting of workmen, soldiers and peasants, in many respects similar to a Russian Soviet. Eisner is a newspaperman on the Munich Post. He first came into public attention in 1905 as a gifted speaker at Socialist meeting*. He I* now about 45 years old. He ha* not held public office. Eisner was arrested some time ago for having published the news that Germany on July 28, 1914, wae mobilizing her army. He was releaaed after serving a sentence lasting until 15 days ago. Only acant messages are arriving from Germany with regard to the Bavarian revolutionary movement. BRITISH CAPTURE MAUBEUGE FORTRESS LONDON. Nov. 9.-The British force* have captured the fortress tff Maubeuge, Field Marshal Haig announced today. South of Maubeuge, the British are pushing eastward and are well beyond the Avesnee-Maubeuge road. BRITISH FORCE CROSSING OF SCHELDT _ LONDON, Nov. 9.-British troops In Flander* have crossed the riv*r Scheldt on a wide front, north of Tournai and have established themselves on the east bank, according to Field Marshal Haig's announcement today. The British have also croossed the river south of the city. They held the Western half of Tournai, WAR OVBR ON ITALIAN FRONT ROME, Nov. 9.-"No war event Is reported on the Itelian front," says the war office statement issued under Friday's date. "The condltlene of the armistice are being carrietf-out. RAPIDLY CLEAR FRANCE OF HUNS PARIS. Nov. 8.-The French troops are continuing to press the Germans, having driven the enemy from further large areae on the southern part of the battle front, according to the official communication issued tonight. The number of prisoners taken yesterday exceed* 2,000. FRENCH TROOPS REACH MEZIERES WITH THE FRENCH ARMY IN FRANCE, Nov. 8.-Gen. Gouraud tonight holds the west bank of the Meuse river from Sedan to the outskirts of Mezieres, his troop* during the day having made sr. advance of from five to eight mile*. BRITI8H OCCUPY AVESNES LONDON, Nov. 8.-Ths capture of the important town of Aveenee and the occupation of the western portion of Tournai are reported In Field Marshal Haig's dispatch. Both north and south of Aveenea the British have passed the lines of the Avesnes-Maubeuge road. ftidnred a Arsf-claRs fortress and  Kunrded the N'amur-Charlerol route IB- FRENCH RESUME ADVANCE Paris, Nov* 9__The French ar- miee this morning resumed "their forward march along the entire front, the war office announced today. The text of the statement reads: "There was artillery and machine gun activity 1 at several points during the night. ^Tbfe '* morning the Frenoh resumed their march forward along the entire line." The Occupation of Maubeuge London, Xov. P.-The text of the British statement reads: "The fortress of Maubeuge has been captured by the Guards and 62nd divisions). We have made good progress south of that town and are well east of the Avcsnoa-Mnubeugo road. "North of Tournai, wo are established on Die east bank of tho Scheldt, about llerinnes and Berchem." (Theso two towns are about nine miles part). Maubeuge was tho last Important French fortress in the hands of the German*. Before the war it was con to France by the way of the Sambre river. The town in situated of) both bank* of the Sambre and was founded ia the 7th century. Several famous battle fields of French wars prior to lioe are In close proalmltj* to Maubeu�#. � .Maubeuie. wit* taken by the Ger. mana after 'heavy Dfrhtina; with the British and French late in August,. 1914. The town Is within n few miles of the Belgian border, south of Monti, which i� Vi miles northward by rail. Namur is about 40 wiles eaat-nortb-east of Mauueugo and Gharleroi about midway between the two. Machine Gun Resistance AVl'.U the American Army at S*dan, Nov. 9.-(By the Associated Pt*m)- The American army east of tb*> M*ms*> continued to advance today In spite of strong machine sub reaistaacc. Tho Americans went ahead ia thin region, both north and south of Daao* vlllers. Along tbs 11a* of the Mast* (Continued from Pas* Returning Soldiers Kick Count Leopold Off Train and - Take His Seat Zurich, Nov. 9.-Doplorablo conditions In Austria are described by a traveller of prominonce. who has "arrived hero from Vienna. AlonK the the squadron of live that loft Garden I road tho train was invaded by crowds. City, Long Island, early tbtluy to make [ maces in the coaches occupied by flights In this city. The pilot failed Count Leopold von Herchtold, former to locate the landing place, owing to foroign minister of Auatrlu-Hnngar>, and tho Prince, the hazy atmosphere, and descended , iu Olypliant. It was while endeavoring to take, the air again that the accident happened, the crowd'gathering j too close to the lnuchiue as it started. OSTON BOOST! PRICE. Boston. Mas*.', N�v. 9.-Tha. pric* ot all ona-centially uewa-   paper* and of SuuiHy newapa-  pera is this rity .will so Increas-  od'begiuning Nov, U and Nqv, V'fTj respectively, Alt one^ceijt dallies will be-advanced to two cents a copy. The once, of Sup-day papers will be increased from 5 to 6 cents in Uoston uiul vicinity and to 7 cents outside the suburban zone. of Schonnberg were taken and the noblenion were ejected. Bands of disorderly soldiers installed themselves upon tho roofs of tho cars. Stores tiv villages along the way i have been pillaged and foodstuffs have ] been.carried off. The traveler confirms reports that anarchy, reigns in the interior of Austria-Hungary, | Far ins are being pillaged and shops sacked b,y throngs of deserting soldier*. The' bourgoise, fearing the Bol. sbevlkt-jnovement, desire allied inter-j ventian. he a�y�. . ,. Paris Confident Germany To Capitulate By Monday PARIS, Nov. 9- Germany will capitulate fctween now} and Monday. French opinion, which is remarkably restrain-4 ed and conservative, is unanimous in this view. There k no tendency to exaggerate happenings in Germany, but it is Kelt that the Germans have had enough to make it imperative for the government to make peace at the earliest possible moment. ML Copies, writing in the Figaro, fairly sums up the view$ of all editorial writers when he says: "The details of revolutionary movements in Germany arc lacking, but we learn enough from hour to hour to feel already that they are neither superficial nor specious. "Do they contain deep revolution? Are they but ridts due to the reaction of the defeat? What authority does th* republic proclaimed at Munich possess? These are questions which concern Germany alone." While Germany is reflecting on the allies' terms, Marshal Foch continues his blows without intermission. The German army may break at any moment. There were signs oi a new * s-^a�, ,% �.*j-i a  SlV' � ' 81 MEN pEAfc Pittsburg. a�a, nov, 0,_7y�enty-on* men art dead and 20 are In hospitals as the result of a leak In a gas tank in th* Jones and Laughlln Steal company's plant this afternoon. Fleet, reports ssy that an explosion had occurred In * furnace proved untrue. etreat from the Scheldt yesterday and the French axe along the Meuse over a front of 15 miles. The alternative for Qei> many now is armistice or invasion-hot evasion. .1 / FAUe>RM|a^^^RUMOt� OBNIBO / WASHINGTON. Nov. �.-iThe atat* d*pirtm*nt late to*Jay willilrijfi the atatement that anettuuvJuirnoJLJtartad In Waahlngton that Oarajusy had signed the armletlco wae "entirely falae." ' Ti' NO ANSWER EXPECTED TODAY / .LONDON, Nov. V.-(Brltl*h- Wireless 8*rvlo*)-Th* Brltlah �**�*' bureau Issued the following announcement this afternoon. : �}'. ���>� "Owing to the heavy German barrage and machine gun fire an ijkp � battle front the passag* of the courier from Marshal Fooh'a h*aal*jUtr|*)M ^ to Spa was so d*)ay*d that h* is not expeoted to reach Qsrman hasp-quarters until this afternoon. Consequently It la unlikely thai any deelolMi .< In regard to tho armistice wi