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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 5, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBR1DGE, ALBEftfM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1918 NUMBER 251 ABDICATED Peace Talk At Hague Carries Out Request of Austria for Opening of Peace Negotiations. Prince Max Will Refuse to Return Alsace-Lorraine HUN PEACE OFFENSIVE Berlin Publishes Report Britain Has Answered But This Is Denied. Holland Denies It The Hague. Oct. 0.--Holland lias not iirvited tho belligerents to ncgo-�iute for peace, it was declared by the foreign office today. There is not a �vord of truth in the statement of the tierlin.Tageblatt to that effect, the of-flcial'announceliient states. Amsterdam, Oct. 4.-Austria-Hungary lias requested Holland to invite J.:p. belligerents to take part 1n peace �negotiations, says the Vienna correspondent of the Vienna Tageblatt, The correspondent adds that Holland already lias sent out the invitations. No British Answer. Londom~"Oct. 4.-Reports published Hi the Berlin Tageblatt to the effect 'hat Great Britain has replied to the Austrian ,ieace proposals and the request from Austria that Holland invite pile belligerent nations to enter peace negotiations are given prominence by,| �lie newspapers here. For the most, yart, however, they are dismissed as a rfart of a new "peace offensive," de-'j serving of little attention. The Teegraph claims to be able to vpositively* deny that Great Britain has 'delivered any sort of reply, to Count Von Burian's note, except therspeech,'! tale for foreign affairs on Sept. 16. Hungarians Take Part rr'*Aftheterdam( Oct. 4.-A delegation of Hungarian statesmen, headed by Premier Wekerle, has arrived at 'Vienna; in connection with a new peace move, according to the Cologne Gazette. The other members of the Wekerle Tiarly were Count Tiszan and Count lAndrussy, former premiers of Hungary, and Count Apponyi, the Hungarian minister of instructions. Dr. Solf, Foreign Secretary / Copenhagen, Oct. G.-Dr. W. S. Solf. Cerman colonial secretary, has been tippointed to the German imperial foreign secretaryship, it was officially announced today. Mathias Erzberger, the Centrist deader, has been appointed secretary of stale without portfolio. Hdrr jJauer, Socialist member of the reicfis-tag, has been named as secretary of atate of the imperial labor office. Dr. Solf will continue during the war to act also as colonial secretary Oct. 5;-New details of the 'story, of the break'hig^ of the Hinden-burg line between Cambrai and St. Quentin are given in accounts .of the light received from?Brltish correspondents. -The representative of the Mail, [^tfK..,refeti^K^rflbp^^.^aii^^r4t4l tish, Australian and New Zealand dir. visions-as units "whose daily life was heavy fighting," says: . "Otner! divisions had as hard fighting and as great, a triumph. The Americans also broke thorough the Hin-denburg line. Allied airmen had photographed every tunnel nvouth and every surface feature at low altitudes and these photographs- were carried into action by the American officers as they advanced through the mist. "The heat and confusion of - battle robbed the gallant Americans of some of, their proper reward. It was not until yesterday that it was^ seen .how much the Americans had done. Never have the Germans been seen in such thick swaths of dead as along the course the Americans traversed." Dr. Solf, with Prince Max of Baden, : : * : : me. The plant Is estimated to be worth $18,000,000. The-build-ingi can be replaced;, Blasting Buildings." : Buildings are being blasted to stop the spread of flames wiMch were said to be raging in some of'the buildings at 8.^0 a.m. At that -hour only 191 of the .company's 2000 night shift employees liad been accounted for. Scores of injured persons have been sent to hospitals at Elizabeth and Rapway. : Felt In New York. New, York, Oct. 5.--The expjosion which.occurred in the Gillespie plant at Morgan, N. J., af ldi09 a.m., was, like many of the previous explosions, distinctly felt in New York, 29 miles distant and was even reported to have been] felt as far away as Islip, Long Island, 50 miles from the scene. The city' was again shaken at 10:30 o'cldck with a series of explosions at the plant. V  Estimate of killed -Perth Amboy, N. J.. Oct. 5.-While unofficial estimates placed the number of known fatalities in the Gillespie plant explosion at 137' at 10.40 a.m., an. official of the ocnipany expressed.;-, the opinion-.* >that the1' death list would,;proye to-ber-iriuch entailer. The', unofficial figures ' were based upon statements of persons who declares* that 94 men.(perished in the first explosion last night and'that 23 firemen, including i.heir chief,' named DohoKue,, and IS guards at the Gillespie ;BlM�t jwere blown-tfe, pieces when one'oftthe buildings expWdedaVtv aim. Fou.etea.ii, -bodies have*�6 *ar Heeti' rV cove'rea. Yanks and Poilus Buig Go Ahead in Drive Champagne Sector PARIS, Oct. 5.--( V: 10 p.m.)-American troops attacked again this morning between the Meuse and the Argonne along an extended front. The advance at some points has reached more than a mile and some villages have been taken. YANKS ADVANCE TWO MILES PARIS, Oct. 4.-The Americans have made an advance of almost two miles io the Argonne. FRENCH CAPTURE CHARDON-VERT LONDON, Oct. 5.-A statement dealing with the operations around St. Quentin Issued by the Trench war office and just received here says: "We havr taken Chardon-Vert, south of Sequehart, and many fortified woods. We have captured Morcourt, where we took 400 prisoners and four caitnon." BRITISH ADVANCE AT ST. QUENTIN LONDON, Oct. S.-In the region of St. Quentin, British troops . : : ? : : : ? : ? * ? ENEMY SUBS SHELL PORTUGESE PORT. Lisbon, Oct. 4.-Two enemy submarines today shelled the port of Cezimbra, .IS .miles south of Lisbon. The shore guns immediately replied and the submarines fled, Understood to Be Great Political Disturbance There Now- Changes Urged. (Additional War News on Page Five.) . London, Oct. 5.-Reports from Swiss and German papers indicate that a great political.disturbance is goiug on in Austria-Hungary. It is stated that the position of Baron Hussarek, the Austrian premier,' is shaken, and that he is likely succeeded by Hein-rich Lammasch, > who is one of Austria's foremost .peace advocated. According to the Vossische Zeitung's Vienna" correspondent the German parties in the reichstrath are sending their leaders .to tlie emperor to urge drastic changes in the constitution in the direction of federalization with self-determination' for the German races in' Austria. The correspondent adds, that Count. Czernin and representatives of the constitutional parties in the upper house, also are going to urge the emperor to adopt a similar course of action. The Budapest, correspondent of the Vossische Zeitutig reports that Premier Wekerle had requested Count Andras-sy to enter his cabinet with Count Ap-pon. i and Count Tisza. Count Andrassy, however, will only consent to enter a coalition cabinet on the condition that Count Tisza be excluded and wants the participation of the Karolyi party rand the Social-Democrats. GEN. GROENER. NEW HEAD, HUN MACHINE Appointed Prussian Minister of War to Succeed Von Stein. s Resigned. IJasel, Oct. 5r�-Gen. G-roener has been appolnteS to succeed Gen.' Von Stein, resigned, as Prussian minister of war, the.Straasburg Post says. Gen. Groener has been cb'iof of staff in. the Ukraine. ' Gear." V.ori. ateiu'was reported to have resigned in'advices received in London on, Sept. 21, from Copenhagen. ' He bail been Prussian war minister ainct 'October, 191S. French Official. Taris, Oct. 5.-The French and Am erican troops in Champagne have gained further ground north of Blanc Mont, in the direction o� tlie Arnes river, according to the official statement from the war office lodas'. Along the Aisne canal, in the region of Rheims, the French are pressing the Germans vigorously and have crossed the canal at several, points. The French have reached the outskirts of Bermericourt, east of the carJal. Violent fighting continues north of St. Quentin. In desperate fighting the French have driven the enemy from heights southeast of Chardon-Vert. To Abandon Beige-Coast. London. Oct. 4.-There lis every indication, according to authoritative sources, of an early abandonment by the Germans of the entire Flanders coast. The Germans are moving their guns. The Belgian coast has been under a heavy bombardment for the past two days. Six Miles From Lille. London, Oct. 4.-The British have driven their lines within six miles of Lille at Wavriu and Brquinghem, according to the official statement issued tonight. Between Lens and Armen-tieres, the Germans continue their retreat. 3000 Prisoners. Paris, Oct. 4.-American and French forces in their victorious advance on the crest of Mont Blanc iu the Champagne captured 3000 prisoners, according to the Echo de Paris. Cleaned Up German Party ..AVith the American- Army in Lorraine, Oct. 5.-(11.30 a.-m.).-After a 40-minute barrage, the Germans last night" attempted a raid on the American lines east of Gerardmer in Lorraine with a strong party. The attack was a total failure. The German party comprised GO men and every member of it who reached the American lines was either killed or captured. Five wounded prisoners remained in the hands of the Americans. Gerardmer -is southeast of Epinal and eigbtl miles from the German border opposite Colmar, A-lsace. Minus Crown Son Gets It Kaiser of the Balkans Abdicated Thursday According to Austrian Report. BORIS IS THE NEW KING Events Move Rapidly in Balkans -Serb Army Comes Up With Austrians. Copenhagen, Oct. 5.-The official Austrian correspondence bureau has given out a dispatch from Sofia dated Friday- stating that King Ferdinand of Bulgaria abdicated on Thursday to Crown Prince Boris. The new King, it is declared, has already assumed the reins of office. RACE FORI CONSTANTINOPLE London, Oct. 5.-The Germans and Austrians, the Daily Mailt ' says, are making great efforts to place a new army in Bulgaria in order to hold the railroad to Constantinople. Men are being drawn from 34 German and 12 Austrian divisions in Russia, but the divisions generally are poor in quality and weak in numbers. Germany can use railroads and the Black Sea to throw troops quickly into Constantinople, the chief aim, the paper adds, being to maintain land communications with Constantinople and to prevent the allies from getting in touch with Rumania. Constantinople is at the mercy of the guns of the battleship Goe- ~. ben and the forts at the Dardanelles are manned by picked Ger-' mans. .-''. ^ j The'Tiirfetsh' attfturfe,'' ewreludes the Daily Mail, is one of helpless expectation and the Turks will be the prize of the army which, wins t the race for the railroads. SERBS FIGHT AUSTRIANS. Paris, Oct. 5.-Allied forces in Serbia have come into contact with the AustroiHungarians near Veranje, southern Serbia. Serbian -; forces operating against the Austrians took Prenys on Thursday. SERBS DEFEAT AUSTRIANS London, Oct. 5.-Austro-German troops have been defeated in fighting with the Serbians who pursued them toward the old Serbo-Turkish frontier, says a Serbian official statement Friday, NEW YORK'S 400 ECONOMIZE, RECEIVER FOR DELMONICO'S New York, Oct, 5.-War time economies practised Tjy wealthy New Yorkers has resulted in the appointment by the federal court of two receivers to take over Delniouicos famous restaurant, which has been operating under the same nameaand family management for approximately 100 years. The restaurant will continue operations under the same management, but -'directed by the receivers, until a contemplated re-organization is effected, according to Maurie P. Davidson, one of the receivers. FIRST DEATH FROM FLU' IN HAMILTON Hamilton, Ont., Oct. 5.-The. first death from Spanish influenza, here occurred last night when Cadet A, R. Hobson died at the military ^losp'ital, where there are more,than 100 cases. TORONTO POLICE ORGANIZE UNION Toronto, Oct. 5.-Three hundred members of the local police have organized a union and at armass meeting here last night were made members of the new local under charter of the Dominion Trades and Labor Congress Four Thousand Men In England Awaiting Transpor- / tation. #;'V| Edmonton, Oct; 4.-In the course 08 a discussion at the convention of returned soldiers' commission held here this evening regarding the assimilation of the returned men the information was given out that there are 7,-000-men in the province, at the present time and there are 4,000 men in the clearing stations in England waiting for transportation to Alberta. New Head of Bureaus Edmonton, Oct. 4.-J. W. Mitchell, secretary of the provincial Great War Veterans' association, has been appointed in charge of the organization of provincial government labor bureaus. Mr. Mitchell is a returned soldier and also ex-mayor of Calgary. NEW LEADER AFTER A SPEEDY PEACE Prince Maximilian Will Re-affirm Reichstag Peace Resolution of July, 1917. Basel," Oct. 5,-The reichstag peace resolution of July, 1917, will be reaffirmed by Prince Maximilian � of Baden, the new German imperial chancellor, in his declaration of-policy before the reichstag tpday,'according to information received here., .The new chancellor is. expected-to develop the scope of this, resolution in "his statement and indicate a desire for'a speedy peace. . The indications are that the' session will be a brief one, the deputies probably adjourning until the regular data for assembling in November 'after hearing the fovernment'a declaration,' 07026580 751809 ;