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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - October 4, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBHIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY. OCTOBKH I, 1!H ntmref; 2.">o PLAN BLOW AT CONSTANTINOPLE Austrians' Retreat In Albania Is Disorderly BlowinK LTP Depots-Arc Close ly Followed by Advancing Italians. HUNS ARE IN BULGARIA Seize Railway to Constantinople -Bulbar Socialists Demand Early Peace. London. Oct. 1.-Austro-Hun-garian forces in Albania arc retiring in considerable disorder before the ritlvancing Italian*;. The Austrian forces are blowing up their depots. ON 50-MH.E FRONT. Rome. Oct. -'.-On .1 front of 50 miles, the Italian forces in Albania continued to advance during the day yesterday, the war o'f'oe announced today. In addition to occupying Berat. they are advancing In tne direction of Elbasnn and in* the Devoli valley. CROSS SEMENI. An Italian column has crossed the Semeni river in Western Albania and has rushed across the plain of Mazukja. on the Liushna river, which was an important �my supply centre. BULGAR WITHDRAWAL. Paris, Oct. 4.-Greek troops are continuing to press into Macedonia, following up the Bulgarian evacuation. They entered Serea t-iii morning and have occupi-;d the Demlr-Hlssar pass. The Bulgarian retreat is being oonducted according to the armls-tloe agreement. BERAT CAPTURED Rome. Oct. 4.- (Albanl.il.-Af-trr the capture 01 Berat by the Italians, cavalry joined in the pursuit of the retreating Austrians and have made a considerable advance, according ta an official note Issued today. TURK MINISTER QUITS Amsterdam, Oct. 4.-The Turkish minister of the Interior h'as resigned, according to a Constantinople message today. BULGAR8 LAID WASTE Saloniki, Oct. 4.-Burning villages marked the trail of the retreating Bulgarian army in Macedonia, according to telegrams received here from the front. Bodies of slain civilians were found In the smoking ruins at many places by the advancing allies. Advices state that this work of destruction surpassed even that which had been reported from districts in France and Belgium, from which the Germans have been driven. HUNS SEIZE RAILWAY Paris, Oct. 4.-Emperor William sent a military mission to Sofia as soon as'the situation there was reported to him, according to tlie Nueste Nachrlchten of Munich. Thia mission, it is stated, has placed German and Austrian 1 troops at strategic points along the principal Bulgarian railways. Bulgarian deserters reached a ! point within six miles of Sofia, according to a Zurich dispatch to the Journal, but were driven back by Bulgarian contingent*. Want Balkan League lluni-1, Oct. 4 Tho Miilgarlan Sue- � lallst parly ivIU support the govern-1 incut in the Sobranje on tho solo con- j ilillou that lliu government nialten i peace, according to tho Socialist uews- i paper Niiroil, of Sofia, which Is mint-! ed in u dispatch received Here from I the Bulgarian capital. An h ftirihor comlllion, 11n- SocialUta demand that the government huhII make mich negotiations a� are nociwgary to Insure good relations between thu Balkan peoples ami which will loud toward the establishment of 11 Ilalkmt loagun. Yanks Over There Now 1800,000 Washington, Oct. 4.-American troops overseas now number 1,-fl 00,000, members of the house military committee were Informed today, at their weekly conference at the war department. Spanish influenza in camps and cantonments will retard shipments somewhat in the immediate future, they were told, the department having adopted the policy of not sending men overseas who have been exposed or show symptoms of the disease. Austrian Fleet at Durazzo Smashed Brilliant Feat of British.. Italian and American Warships .. -I'ort Destroyed. Chase Turks Into Asia Is Next Move THREATEN WHOLE THROUGH MINE FIELDS Austrian Destroyer and a Steamer Torpedoed-Hospital ! Ship Untouched. (Jen. Gouraud's Advance Along, Aisne Within 25 Miles of i Strategic Railways. ' Paris, Oct. 4.-Germany Is now ; ', throwing in her general reserves in- ! ! to the battle on the St. Quentin front. | This accounts for the stiffening re- ; Distance there and also along the Ger- ! man left flank and marks the begin- j ning of the last phase of the great ' battle. Notwithstanding violent counterat- j tackr by the enemy, the allies con- j tinue to make gains, which, although , local, are still important as they have . a cumulative effect on the centre of I the line. British armies commanded j by Gen. Byng and Gen. Rawlinson > oontlnue to press trje enemy hard. They have captured Le Catslet. Gen. Debeny, east of St. Quentin, is slowly pushing the Germans back toward thn upper Olse valley. Gen. Berthelot is continuing his advance north of t Rheirrts. and has now occupied the whole Aisne line from Vailly to B*ry-au-Bac. THREATEN COMMUNICATIONS Principal interest along the front to the east centres about the operations conducted by Gen. Gouraud. who has pushed forward until he is now wtthln six miles of Vouileres Junction, a base of great Importance, and is 25 miles from the great railroads connecting the German army with Germany. He Is also solidly established at Challerange, which assures eventual junction with the Americana on the other aide of the Argonne forest. He has added another 3,000 to the 13,-000 prisoners taken ainca Dept. 26. Better still are the results along the northern sector of the battlefront. The German retreat over a 17-mlle line in the Amiens sector was accelerated today. ENEMY IN PERIL As n further result of the retreat, the enemy now la In peril of losing the Belgian coast. Should the allies succeed In forcing their way through the gap between Oatend and Lille it would mean disaster for the Germane. Even If the drive should atop on the Eacaut, Gen. Ludendorff realties it would be difficult to resist Indefinitely the growing strength of the allies In Flan-dor*. TIONAL Rome, Oct. I.-American, British and Italian warships have destroyed the Austrian naval base at Durazzo and the warships anchored (here, according to an announcement made by Premier Orlando, The attack on Durazzo took place at noon Wednesday when Italian and British cruisers protected by Italian and allied torpedo boats and American submarines, succeeded in making their way through mine fields and avoiding attacks by submarines and got into Dura/./.o harbor. An intense bombardment followed until the base and the Austrian ships anchored there were completely destroyed. Italian sailors, in the face of hot enemy fire, torpedoed an Austrian destroyer and a steamer. Another vessel, which was recognized as a hospital ship, was allowed to withdraw. Rome. Oct. 4.-American submarine chasers destroyed two enemy submarines yesterday during the bombardment of DuraKo. It was officially announced today. The chief of the general staff of the Italian navy made the announcement. The chasers were; engaged in patrol escort service for the protection of the large warships taking part in the bombardment. Much Damage Oone Ivondon. Oct. 4. -in the levelling of the fortification ami depot* ut Dtirnzio Wednesday the i>nttMitif the urniisllic between UulgarU an! the allien began Wednesday. Thn p i pulntioii of Saloniki t'iday hail an t�ti-tiui.olastk.- nicotine; at th-! Place Ti.ui dlanehc. Itcsoltltlon.h of thanks addressed in (icneral D'Kspery ami Premier Vrnizi'lo? were adopted. Premier V''niZ'"l0R Niiid that the victory Just completed by military i on- | vniitlnii atul by which Hulgnrla re�� >--1 nlzt'il complete defeat would evicis,' j Groat influence upon the ifanen of the > world war. The defeat of Rulgurt.i 1 definitely removed tho danjjer of llul-j Karinn supremacy In the Balkans n:nl I assured a llbo.rly of pc-ac >\ i "We rejoice at. th" resurrection of � | Serbia," he said. "\Vi- iln lint know I ( the ilaie of tlie onil of the Rlcantli war. ' ' hut wo arc absolutely .-sure of conine-ir J v|i-tory a�>) we are rninly foi' every I i fiicrifice." * j Gen. Gouraud's Advance in Champagne Threatens Communications of Huns Hon. N, W. Howell arrives here tomorrow afternoon, accompanied by Commissioner Perry, of the Mounted Police. He will speak at Knox church In the evening. The church should be filled. No abler speaker has visited Lethbr'dge. Mr. Rowell ranks as one of the best speakers In Canada. He has been close up to the war front several times since 1914, and his talk on the war is bound to be of the most intimate character. He is a dote personal friend of Lieut.-General Sir Arthur Currie, the commander of the Canadian corps. There is no admission fee to the church. Advance, of 25 Miles From Challerange Would Spell Disaster for Enemy-British Cavalry Operating Behind Huns on St. Quentin Front-British Take 4,000 More Prisoners -Retreat of Enemy in Belgium Continues. CZECH DEPUTY I VIOLENT AIM TO BRIT! During Peace Discussion in Austrian Hoiwe - Socialists Make Peace* D�ntari Kovrrnmnnt'* �!�'�� lanttloii ait't the lines-tton of. pence win. bcfruii Wednesday in the Austrian chamber of deputies. Thn Snckilist deputies demanded jifiacr- on the followinK basis: The creation of :i league of nations; no economic warfare; no annexations; tho r>Mtonition of Serbia, Montt'neKro and RelKlum: revision of the treaties of Jiuehitrcit an'l Hrest-l.itovsk; a J settlement of the eastern questions j on the. basi.-4 wooden. aKKreKnling 301,4:','.'. Kiotts tons, were completed In American shipyard-i during September ami officially numbered by the bureau of na-vlKatlnn. In addition, 70 non-�ea-s;o-Injf vessels, of 7.0:47 icross tons, were built during the same period. This U u RreaUr tonnage than was built the whole fiscal year of J!M 3. During! tb* nine months ended Sept. 3i>, tho total of nea-guiuK and p.on aeagoing vessels built was 1,357. trln-lltitiKur}. M, Stanek, a C/nch deputy, caused1 an uproar In the chamber by violently attacking tJermany. Ho re-nfflnqed the solidarity of the Jugo-Slava, Poles and Czechs und declared that tho only means of reurhiuK peace was to accept President Wilson's II points. Tho sitting ended with the introduction of a motion demanding an International congress of peace to settle the Polish and International questions. Germans Nervous Amsterdam, Oct. 4.-Commenting on the recent statement of Dr. Aleiander Wekerle, the Hungarian premier, to representatives of Hie Budapest bourse that "our repeatedly eipressed read In ess for pence holds today and wo have taken the necessary steps in full accord with Germany," Qartnania of Berlin aays "If this menus that Hungary has made fresh peace overtures, nothing Is known of it in competent Berlin official circles." NO STRIKE AT SASKATOON Saskatoon, Oct. ;i.-There Is no strike of Canadian Taclftc men here. THE WEATHER High ...................... Low ...................... Forecast-Generally fair. 6� 49 terminated with the fall of St. Quen tin and the capture of Lo Catelet was telegraphed yesterday by the correspondent nf the Havas Agency on the UritUh front. It Is not hellltllns the Prench victory at St. Quentin to say It was made posKiblo by the magnificent success gained the name day by tin- lirltUh troops north of the town, the correspondent says. Taking of St. Quenlin marks a atage in the chain of events of which the most important was tho complete and definite breaking through, not only ft the famous Ulndeuburg line, but also the support line eight kilometres beyond. (Hpeclul to th� Ilrruld) Ferstlu, Oct. 3.-International Hoard Mem bar, H. Leavitt, of District 18. accompanied by International Organ-1 issev, Irvine, of Seattle, arrived In town today and are in consultation with the | local officials upon the deadlork j brought about by the rejection of the] proposition to return to work under, the alngle shift proposition, pending an investigation by u royul conimls-1 slou as proposal! by Minister of Mines Bloan. Nothing is given out for publication but it is thought that these officials are endeavoring to bring about an adjUBtmeut of the differences to facilitate the speedy resumption of work in the idle mines. Madrid, Oct. 4.-The Spanish steam er Franco!! has been torpedoed by a (iorman submarine, according to an announcement made by the minister of marine. The Prancoli was an iron steamer af 1,241 tons. She was built In 18B.1 and was 236 feet long. A FINE SOUTHERN ALBERTA HOME FOUR OFFICERS GONE Ottawa, Oct. 3.-The following wes-i tern mon and officers wore included lu today's casualty list: *! i Infantry Killed IU Actlon--Metil. It. R. 1-loyd, D.C.M., St. John, N.P.; l.ieut. R. C, lioan, Dalhousle, N.H. Dtod of Wounds - t.'api. H. A. Thompson, Alitchull, Ont.;!,iout. \V. hi. Talt, Vtincouver. (Additional War Nawa on Pane Five.) s PARIS, Oct 4-French troops In the St. Quentin region have advsno-ed east of Lesdln6, sayr. tho war office statement today. American and French troops in Champagne have made further advances northwest of Blanc Mont and Medeah farm. North and northwest of Rhelms the French have Increased their gains somewhat and improved their positions in the region of Betheny. BRITISH TAKE 4,000 PRISONERS LONDON. Oct. 4.-British forcee, pursuing the retreating Germans In the Lens region, hs.ve reached the railway cast of Lens, Field Marshal Haig announced in his official statement today. To the southeast, the British have made progress between Oppy and Merlcourt. More than 4.000 prisoners were taken yesterday by the British In their op*r,itlons north of 9t. Quentin. The point of the British wedge in the region north of St. Quentin had been pushed at the end of yesterday's fighting to the high ground a mile northeast of Sequehart. The British are holding this ground, having repulsed-a counter attack. HUN COUNTER ATTACK REPULSED LONDON, Oct. 4.-German forces last night delivered counter attacks) at Gouy and Le Catelet, midway between Cambral and St. Quentin. Field" Marshal Halg announced today that the enemy assaults had been beaten off. GEN. GOURAUD'S ADVANCE London, Oct. 4.- (1.30 p.m.).- French forces in the Champagne have captured Orfeuil and Belmont Chateau, northeast of Somme-Py. Mont Blanc, a position of considerable tactical importance, also has bejn taken from the Germans. CHALLERANGE TAKEN. With th: French Army in France, Oct. 3.-Gen. Gouraud's troops crowned their successful campaign In the Champagne last night by taking Challerange and advancing to the aouthern edge of the village of Mouron. The latter town Is in front of the western exit from the Grand Pre flap. Further west, Gouraud's men alto took the crest of heights ciill-ed Croix des Soudans, from where they command the valley of the Aisne northward. NEAR LATERAL RAILWAYS French Headquarters In France. Oct. 4.-With the progress of the allies along the front from the Aisne to the Meuse, the Germans are daily becoming more alarmed over their situation in central Champagne between Rhelms and Moronvlllars heights. All the enemy troops which have appeared in this battlefield belong to good divisions and have fought with the utmost tenacity. The sole exception to tl.ls rule waa the 16th Bavarian division, which was withdrawn after a single day'a fighting. None but first elaaa troops are of any value between the Suippa river and the Argonne because the Germans cannot abandon positions there without the greatest risk. Allied force* are daily nearlng the lateral railway* which permit the enemy to mow* hi* reserve* from point to point. During the laat two day* th* advance ha* made his route from th* Argonne along th* Air* valley u** ' less, except by night. HI* next line of communication I* 12 mil**) to the north. In this sector, however, the allies have to deal with the German crown prince. CAVALRY BREAKS THROUGH With the Britlah Army in the St. Quentin Sector, Oct. 3.-British forces broke through the entire Hlndsnburg defense system In the neighborhood of Freanoy today. A* aoon a* th* break has been made, cavalry forcea swept through, being followed closely by tank* and armored car*. According to report* which are considered reliable, the village of Fie*-noy Itself was taken soon afterward. Allied airplane*, which have bean flying low over the country in the rear of the Hindenburg line, report that there are only one or two thinly held and hurriedly built trench (in** in front of the advancing British. This is n perfect cavalry coun- try and with this force free he-hind the entmy'j lines, the entire German positions north and south of St. Quentin are gravely menaced. After the cavalry and tanks had dashed into the open country behind the Hindenburg line, infantry and masses of machine gunners poured through the break. This force is taking positions and the Germans who have held their lines In the defensive system are in danger of being cut. , IN FULL FLIGHT The enemy appears to be In full . flight north of the break in the line. Allied patrols nave penetrated further into Cnmbraf, from which the Germans seem to be 'Withdrawing. Prisoner* from 10 German divisions and 41 battalions were captured today. Regiments which came Into the line from Flandera and Verdun have been Identified. Last available reports are to the effect that the advancing British troops are 6,000 yards beyond the Beaurevoir line. Machine gunners in large lumbers are said to have poured through the breach In the Hindenburg system aboard motor busses. Many of these vehicle* are double decker*, which used to run on the street* of London. They are able t* follow the cavalry closely. Washington. Oct. 4.-Capture of Blanc Mont and other positions in Champagne wii reported today by General Per�hlng In hi* com-muniqus for Thursday, announcing further gain* by the American force* fighting with the French. British Official. London, Oct. 4 -Tho text of the Brf. tish official statement reads: "At tho end of the fighting yester. day we bold the high ground one mllrj northeast of Sequehart und had sue-cessfuNy bratnn off the enemy'* coun. tor-attacks at Guoy anil I.e Catelot. A. �cond hostile counter-attack at Sequehart also was repulsed. "The number of prisoners raptured, by us In yesterday's operations north of St. Quentin totals 4000. (Continued on Pao* 4) "* AFRICA, BEATEN Paris. Oct. (.-Portuguese fore*ti in Africa, in conjunction with the Britlah, have thrown the remaining Q*roia:i troops in (iorman Bast, Africa back across the Rovuma rlvor. according; to the Petit Parisian. The Rovum* run* from thu region of Lake Ny-aasa, to the Indian Ocean and forms the boundary line between Uennan and Portuguese Kant Africa. The Germans were compelled to abandon a great quantity of material and lost numerous men In prisoners, ' Woolford Man Gets V. C. The Hue residence of C. &.'N6t>Je>at NoMo'ord. It* has every modern uonvenleiieV: � /' ; ],',. .... London, Oct. 4.-Th* Canadian Associated Pre** correspondent today met one of Canada's latest Victoria Cross winners, Sergt. Raphael Lewis Zsng*l, who 1* on leave for 14 day* In London. Z*n-gel belong* to Vlrd*n, Man. HI* parent* live at Woolford, Alta. He hop** to get l**v* to Canada. Z*ng*l won th* decoration at Amiens on Aug. 9. H* ha* not b**n engaged in a*tlv� fighting ince, although looking in th* pink of condition. S*rgt, Zangel declines to talk about hi* achieve- ment, thinking the London Q*> zatte announcement, which t*llg how he silenced a machine gun, killing the officer and dispersing the crew, is notoriety enough. Zengel, who is 23 years old, also won the Military Medal at Pa*s-chandaele. Sgt. Zengel at one time lived at Woolford. His mother now li/ea In Calgary, 104 17th Ave, N. E. His sister, Mrs. Frank McTighe, lives at Woolford. Zeng*! ha* been in the army tine* the early �taat* of the oriuwtnt wot> 07613985 690747 868?88 ;