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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 2, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, /WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1918 NUMBER 248 ST. QUENTIN TAKEN-HUNS ARE LEA VING LILLE Move on Foot to Re-orpanize Ministries on Parliamentary Lines. MANY OFFICIALS RESIGN Amsterdam, Oct. 2.-Plans are under consideration for the re-or^anization of both the imperial German and Prussian ministries on the lines of a parliamentary system, according to the ISerlin Tageblatt, which quotes Imperii] 1 Vice-Chancellor von Payer, to this effect. The vice-chancellor, the newspaper says, received the leaders of all the parties yesterday and discussed the contemplated move, which the vice-chancellor declared would extend to the Prussian as well as'to the imperial ministry. He also said that the abrogation of portions of article 9 and 22 of the constitution must he taken in hand as soon as possible. The representatives of the Right of the Independent Socialists and of the Poles, the newspaper says, have refused to cooperate In the formation of the coalition government. Many Resignations Amsterdam, Oct. 1.-All the imper-lal"Gefma'ii "secretaries of stato have resigned and the Prussian ministers intend to resign, according to the Berlin Tageblatt, a copy of which has been received here. Party Leaders Discuss It Amsterdam, Oct, 1.-At a sitting of the main committee of tlie German reichstag on Monday, Vice-Chancellor von Payer read a.decree from the emperor announcing the resignation of &^U(JtjDJtaagellor. von Horlling. He had called a-meeting 1o discuss the situation. An indet Infte* adjournment was then taken by the dommlttee. BEAZER MAN SELLS Magrath Rancher Pays Cash for Fine Property Near . Cardston. (SpaciaJ to the Herald) Cardston, Oct_ 1.-Mr. George A. Duce, former bishop of Beazer, has sold out his holdings to Mr. R. W. Bradshaw It is understood that $30,-000.00 cash was the purchase price paid to Mr. Duce, who has an extensive and splendid ranch in that district. Mr. fcuce is moving to Cards-ton, and has given a contract to 0. G. Oland sfor a $5,000.00 residence to be erected between the residence of Dr. Stacpool and J. C. Gaboon. The good people of Cardston welcome George hack to the old town whore" he spent considerable of bis young manhood fanning in this district. His daughters will attend high school and proceed- with their musical studies which they have been following for a number of years. ..- TURKEY TO STICK; BULGARIANS QUIT AMSTERDAM, Opt. 2.-The Turkish cabinet, according to a telegram pubished by the Cologne Gazette, has decided "in all circumstances to adhere to the alliance with the central powers." LONDON, Oct. 2.-The Turkish commandant at Damascus has asked for terms for the surrender of the city to Gen. Allenby's forces, the Manchester Guardian reports. It is expected that troops of the British army in Palestine will enter the city today. LONDON, Oct. 2.-Serbia is being evacuated by the Bulgarian troops, who are returning to Bulgarian territory, according to the Serbian official statement of Tuesday night. When hostilities ended at noon'Monday, the Serbians held a line from UsJcub eastward through the mountains to the Bulgarian border near Charevo. Kumanovo, 15 miles nor,theast-�f Uskub, was entered by the Serbians Monday night. The official statement reads: "About noon at the moment of ceasing of hostilities, we held the line from Obozna, in the mountain region, to Malesh to Tsrni Karaen, to the south of Charevo and the Bulgarian^frontier between Shdivrh and Stratzin. In the evening we entered Kumanovo. "The Bulgarian troops are returning to Bulgaria." St. Quentin Falls; Rout For Enemy Jfi^kl&iitogg^^ and Gen. Gouraud *as reached Ch had called a-meeting of party leaders eP-,d �V�Wa4>' ' ' 3 * � ' ' PARIS, Oct. 2.-St. Quentin is taken and the cornerstone of the Hindenburg system has fallen. Thanks to the prodigious and unrelenting efforts of the armies of Gen. Debeny and Gen. Rawlinson, under the general direction of Gen. Fayolle, that fine soldier who now commands the group of armies in that sector, Itii a most resounding triumph. But it is not the only place where victory smiles Upon the allied army, TO EVACUATE LILLE REGION �elgian forces, strongly opposed, are making heaaway toward Roulers and Menfn. The Germans are preparing to evacuate the Lille region. British armies around Cambrai are successfully fighting one of the "fiercest battles-of the war. Gen. Berthelot is driving the enemy back Chi.ll** ��the*-� -':?tf^r SHAKES GERMAN DEFENSE St Quentin's fall shakes the whole German system. Its effect will be widespread. This will be accentuated by the strong push that .is being made In the upper Oise valley. The allies here are across the multiple waterways, upon which the enemy so largely based his defenses. Before them lies the open country which is ideal for tanks. 0I8A6TER FACES CROWN PRINCE Under the circumstances, the holding by the crown prince's armies of their positions on the Ailette and the Aisne-is out of the question, but-flanked from the north and harried by Gen. Mangin, .who is now along the Alsne as far south a* Cra'onne, the crown prince's armies are in a much graver position than were those of Generals von Boehm and v"on Hutier on the Marne and the Avre in July. The danger threatens the armies opposing Gen. Gouraud. Thus the first logical result of the capture of 8t. Quentin must be the retreat of the enemy from the Laon-noise and Champagne sector if he wishes to escape disaster. But it will not be enough that their liine breaks up under the blows of the allies. A -general German retreat becomes more and more imperative. The problem for Gem Ludendorff is how to prevent it from being converted Into a disaster, which Is the usual outcome of a retirement of masses closely engaged in a formidable struggle. Ottawa, Oct. 2.-�-The 'Ontario attorney general has taken the view that the order-hi-council dealing with the high cost of living does not apply to eating houses and that at the present time he is not prepared to take action In regard tx> prices being charged. Dr. iVfcFall, tbo Dobinion cost, of Ut-Ing commissioner, after investigating conditions in certain Ottawa restaurants and finding thorn unsatisfactory, wsoteto the provincial attorney-general suggesting prosecutions. The cost of living commissioner was not prepared to state what further action ho would take in the matter, but said it would not be allowed to drop. VICTORIA FIREMEN STRIKE Victoria, Oct. 1.-Victoria's firemen went on-strlke at 10 o'clock this morning aB the result of the action of the city council last night in dismissing Fire Chief Davis on the grounds of economy and re-organization. The firemen announco that they will deal � only with emergency caBes. They -, ALLIES TO WARN CITY FOR CITY Plan Now Being Considered Following Burning of Cambrai Washington, Oct, 2.-An ultimatum to Germany regarding the ruthless destruction of cities and private .property .In .northern France and Belgium is being urged on the allies and is under consideration. The burning of Cambrai and St. Quentin and the devastation of one of the most populous regions of Europe in the German retreat has aroused great indignation and it was stated in political circles today that Germany would be warned soon that if she allowed the work of destruction to continue, severe reprisals will follow. It is suggested that the cities of the Rhine should be marked for destruction and the Berlin government told that for every French and Belgian city ruined without military reason a city equally important and valuable sentimentally and materially will be laid waste. An official dispatch from France today quotes trie Petit- Parlslen as follows: "Cambrai is? burning. This is the new crime accomplished by those great destroyers of life. Cambrai, the historical city with all her. memories of the past; Cambrai the modern, with all her industries, is going like Dinante. Cambrai. is at thfe present moment but an enormoiis fire. The Germans have leftjj but they threw waste and oils.Into the finest buildings and.; then applied the torch. Our allies who have taken such precautions'to save the town, contemg)*te^xhorror-strIcken, the . Gernjans*" tiTiftouir work." River Blocked By Bolsheviki Mines and Sunken Barges-Advance 75 Miles. Archangel, Sept. 30. - British, French, American and Russian troops today occupied villages on both banks of the Dvina river to a point 125 miles north of Kotlas, in the government of Vologda. Tliey have advanced 75 miles in the last two weeks and they are now about 375 miles- southeast of Archangel. The river is blocked further south by Bolsheviki mines and barges which have been sunk in the channel. Up the Vaga river, however, progress is: unobstrutced and allied forces are occupying the important town of Shehkursk. The aurora borealis is already iflaming in the northern sky. In their advance up to the Dvina, the land forces have met with virtually no resistance since Sept. 21, when the Americans were subjected to heavy machine gun fire for five hours at Seltsko. North of Berenekaya, which is near the confluence of the Dvina and Vaga rivers,- villages had not been molested by the Bolsheviki in their flight from Archangel. They, fled so fast that they did not stop anywhere until Moscow halted them a* Beresneskaya with an imperative demand to make a stand. 'Villages south of tha.t point �aufifored heavily. There were executions and depredations committed and when tlie allies arrived they were given a hearty welcome. been agreed upon as the rate months ago under the protection .of.'the British navy. SiV Ernest Shackleton, the famous Antarctic explorer, was' the commander, but be wvas subsequently obliged to leave to take up'other "duties. His successor, W. S. Jones, who returned ' to. London yesterday, gave an enthusiastic"; description of the great mineral wealth which hitherto has been merely tapped to a limited extent by British, German and Swedish companies,; The expeditlon,.Mr. Jones said, took a large number of miners and enormous quantities of supplies and material, sufficient for three years and work-is/;.'nbwBi> tion.    r _ Their communications with- 'tha forces operating in the Argonne>;fiS!r est and east of it are virtually-jpfijl; which means that this region becor"^ untenable. German counter-i' iCoansvm � vn � �a