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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - October 7, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LKTHBRIDGE. ALHF.RTA, MONDAY, Of.TOBKH 7. 1" licliour: ^enletl, . (1 ti) lie ham; eil In Iho Uepin.i juil. .Inn. S. next. AND ALLIES, FACED even iVliles Registered Possession of Lens -i South of Camhrai Retreat. Lnemy Fires j Further Allied mans Con-' PARIS, Oct. 6.- French troops have smashed through the German positions in the Champagne on a wide front. The French have crossed the Aisne canal and are now eight miles north of Rheims. They have reached the Suippe river on a ten mile front, an advance to a depth of seven miles in places. GERMAN RETREAT IS ACCELERATED | PARIS, Oct. 6. -The German retreat before General Gouraud's army, supported by Americans on the right, is quickening perceptiblv. BRITISH ON SCHELDT CANAL LONDON, Oct. 7.-Further progress was made by the British last night on the front bteween Lens and Cambrai. Field Marshal Haig announced today that posts have been established on crossings of the Scheldt canal north of Aben-cheul-au-Bac and northeast of Oppy. The British also have pushed in slightly further toward Lille on the west and southwest, capturing a German position east of Bcrclau and progressing somewhat north of Wese Maoqunrt. ' RHEIMS DELIVERANCE NOW COMPLETE PARIS, Oct. 7.-French troops have crossed the Suippe rive.4 eastward of Orainvill- and have reached the outskirts of Ua-ancourl and Boulsur-Suippe, after severe fighting, it is officially announced. At Clement-a-Arnes, he .ivy l03�es have been inflicted upon the Germans, who retired in disorder. Today's ficjhtng completed the deliverance of Rheims. The battle north of St. Qtientin continued all day, and Remaucourt, Tilloy farm and several fortified woods were captured, the announcement says. The enemy resisted furiously, hut was unable to check the French, who captured several hundred prisoners. LENS ENTERED; MINES ARE DESTROYED BRITISH HEADQUARTERS IN FRANCE. Oct. 7.- ( Havasl-British troops on entering Lens found that the coal mines in the city had been entirely destroyed. The church could hardly be found amid the ruin*. The city hall, monument.-; and houses also were destroyed. LAON FIRED DY GERMANS PARIS, Oct. 7.-Laon. the stronghold to which th to Ihe northea;;i of Camhi-iii. Iliillnni. east uf l.elis. been reach ' ed and pa ----i. ! The ih-nnans 'nave he.-n riiciiRoil in 'fiuiher work of ilest nici ion, for in ! addition to new Vires which have !-l.irtid up almiK the front, many ris loaded with loot are said to have been shipped out of the city. J. [Installation of I With Haia as New Cabinet Leader Is Hindenburg Quarrels With Kaiser and Quits LONDON, Oct. 7.-Field Marshal von Hindenburg hasj resigned as chief of the German general staff after a heated j interview with the emperor in which the field marshal de-j dared a retreat on a large scale was impossible to avoid,' according to a Central News dispatch from Amsterdam. ' The correspondent based his dispatch on reports fromj the frontier. Bulgars Kick Huns Out AMSTERDAM, Oct. 7.-Bulgaria on Saturday notified the powers with which she has been allied that they must quit Bulgarian territory within a month, says a Sofia dispatch to the Berlin Tageblatt. Most of the Austrians have left Bulgaria, the disjpatch adds and the Germans are leaving. Great Step. Tokio, Sunday, Oct. C.-The installation today of the new cabinet hoaded by Takaslvj" Hara, leader of the Seyukal party, marked an epoch In Japanese constitutional history. It is the first ministry presided over by n commoner and is based on the system of parties. The newspapers, consider the Hara cabinet as a fir3t great stop toward a non-bureaucracy people's cabinet and urges loyal national support of the new government, as, they say, failure would prove a set-back to constitutional progress. (t-'neclnl to tho Htrn'ul) Fernle, Oct. 7.-Michel local union voted last nltjht to return to work on the single shift pending the action of a royal commission, and Gladstone local is now voting by ballot on the same proposition, with Indications of a favorable Berlin, Oct. 7.-German troops which have been fighting in the ranks of the Bulgarian army have been withdrawn and are now/ marching back toward their headquarters. 3ayE the official statement issued yesterday by the German general headquarters. ITALIAN DRIVE QUICKENS Rome. Oct. G- (Official).--Italians, pursuing the retreating Aus-tro-Hungarians in Albania, yesterday passed beyond the Lyuspne river and reached the rivers Ka-vaya and Polcivia, continuing their advance toward Elbaehan. More than seven thousand Bulgarians facing the Italians on the Monastir-Krusheva road surrendered on October 3rd. The Italians captured much booty. BAGGED 79,000 TURKS London, Oct. 6.-(Official!. - Seventy-one thousand Turks have been captured by Gen. Allenby since the Palestine operations began. The Arabs captured eight thousand more. Three hundred and fifty guns were taken. NEW THRUST SOON ' Athens, Oct. 6.-Greek and allied troops, says the newspaper Embroi, will yet strike into eastern Macedonia toward the Rho-dope mountains and beyond the Nestos river. I. I>i.-t .mil 1" a: of  kept icis'.o  overture-: I". !!�� -eil p-a.-e prop efe ioiiii!:^- to .-- hic''i. it ;-.i ti i. . �e. h i:.-:e ee lor tl. lie t 111.11 ll hv in i rillie-Otlel"- trie tin- dam eiuler f,n-rrli.iina!- The Rhodope mountains separate eastern Macedonia and Thrase from eastern Rumelia, Bulgaria. no BULLETINS NO ANSWER TODAY Washington, Oct. 7.-There will be no answer tonight to Germany's peace proposal. This was made known officially. WHAT WILL HAPPEN? Constantinople, Oct. 7.- The Turkish parliament will open its session on October 10th in the presence of the Sultan. U. S. SENATE DISCUSSES IT War.hitgton, Oct. 7.-Discussion of Ger.-n.-tny's peace offer began in the renate soon after today's nssF.icn co.wened. Senator Poindexter o' Washington, Republican, declared the proposal for an armistice as n "most Insidious danger." NO ARMISTICE London, Ort. 7.-No armistice will be gr,-,.t;d the central pow-ors hffore the complete evacuation by them of .-.Ii>d territory with a cessation of the destruction and l-.iirn'mn cf allied cities. Th's is the per-.---ai opinion of foreign of the highest rank here, who l-^ve been questioned eoncarn:ri;| tb- peace speech of the ("it-rur.n Imperial chancellor, Prince Maximilian of Baden. FIGHT HARDER NOV/ Washington, Oct. 7.-In ;;n appeal to the poop!.: not to !*t victories on the battle field and ponce overtures from the ensmy Interfere with the fourth Liberty Loan, Secittnry McAcloc ca\l tcN day: "Our boys in t ii - tr� i"lv. : :�� e not galno to finhtino h,-.j.-.use ths enniiv is on thj !U.\ Nov is tho tii'.ui -> UqM h*r moving until the victory Is clinched." :i. Oct. ,, u.anv'.i intentions to t;,- re-tie i-:' �:-.. tie- ee:,tral |iii'.ot- a i useless for the powers to ill!; of peace when their talons clutch the lands which they have Krasped while they hold Iho people of countries they have overrun in slavenieni." Kittitas lit}' Tillies: "Tho Allies have no interofit.s In this sun of a bargained peace. The only pea-.i i'mt will concern them is a peac? with Goniif.iiy tltfit lilts learned hy bitter experience that in the modern world, wars of conquest nro disastrous and that, the way of tlie tranngrp-jsnii"' is hard." shown il upon I'rovidenci incredih! linen- V/i'tinipog. t.: 1 '�,�(: low fi!:. to P.i 7SV.. .-".�.I 7!'-. 11.: :!:.; opcttoi! o-rnbJi' a., ! i  1 ,':.\ op.Mnsi i her in lif.ri anil her at li-li MARKETS Opening. Oct. 7.-Oat;i 1U �r for October at and  lower for Deeembor ;it !V, i- lower for De-lower for N'ovein-lowor for Decern- WASHINGTON. Oct. 7.-The Swiss legation today received the German note to the United States and will transmit it to the stale department at once. REPLY PROMPT AND DECISIVE WASHINGTON, Oct. 7.-A prompt and decisive reply to Germany s latest peace proposal is indicated hy developments m Washington early today. President Wilson cancelled his usual morning recreation hour and remained secluded in his study at work. Prince Maximilian's note was received during the night at the Swiss legation, where arrangements were made to deliver it at once to the state department for transmission to the president. THE FIRST REPORT OF THE NEW MOVE AMSTERDAM, Oct. 5.-Immediate sucpension of hostilities has been proposed by Prince Maximilian, German imperial chancellor, in the, according to the Berlin correspondent of Tijd. The entente allies are asked to state their terms. The proposal embraced also the dispatch of plenipotentiaries to a neutral place to discuss the question of a leagus for national arbitration and disarmament. The plenipotentiaries are further empowered to discuss the creation of federal Austria; the right of self-determination for Ri!��ian frontier states: the restoration and indemnification of Belgium; autonomy for Alsace-Lorraine and the return of the German colonies. The terms of the entente allies would be asked at the came time, with the object of forming a basis for the consideration of these questions. Other advices say the chancellor has not yet mode the statements credited to him regarding the suspension of hostilities, the appointment of plenipotentiaries and the request for the allies' terms, but that It Is understood he would make such proposals. THE PARIS VERSION OF IT PARIS, Oct. 5.-Germany, Austria-Hungary and Turkey have resolved simultaneously to ask President Wilson to make representations in their interest for a general armistice and negotiations for a general peace, ao-cording to a Berne despatch to the Havas Agency. LONDON HEARS OF NEW MOVE LONDON, Oct. 6.-Prince Maximilian of Baden, German chancellor, announced yesterday that he had sent a note through the Swiss government to President Wilson in which Mr. Wilson was requested to take up the bringing about of peace and to communicate upon the subject with the other belligerents. Chancellor Maximilian told the Reichstag his note was directed I to the President of thL> United States because in his message to Congress on August 1. and in later proclamations, particularly in his New York I speech. President Wil6on prooosed a program for a general peace which I Germany could accept as a basis for negotiations, j - NOTHING OFFICIAL AT WASHINGTON WASHINGTON, Oct. 6.-No communication has been received in ! Washington yet, at the Swiss legation, from Germany. If such a note is I received the Swii-i reply will be sent by the simc channel, but it Is felt here that no showing has been made by Germany which would warrant the Allies entering upon a peace discussion at present. KAISLR CONFIRMS PEACE MOVE BERLIN, Oct. fi.-Emperor William issued today a proclamation to the German army and navy as follows: "In the midst of thi3 severe struggle the Macedonian front has crumbled. Our front has not been broken and it will not be. I have decided in accord with my allies once again to offer peace to the enemy, but it will be only an honorable peace for which we extend our hand, We owe a duty to our heroes who have given their liver, for the country and our children." Vatican undertake steps toward peace, it is reported in Rome, according to a Havas dispatch from that city. The Vatican, it is added, rejected the demands. To Save Their Own Skin, Loudon, Oct. 7.-normally, in lift latest pence offer, seems anxious to t;ave lu-r own sliin, even tit tile expense of lit-r allies, said Cieorgt! Nlcoll Hants, meiuber of the war cabinet, in a speech m Derby last night. The latest offer shows no cliango of heart and no cIiusiko in tho German system. The peace proposal only indicated that the liermans realized tho change iti the military situation a!)rt tlio ablftins of the balance of power. , "If unytlittig could cotiie of tho over-ture.-i." he said, "we shoujil ho foolish to deny our.-telves that chance. Jiut It would smooth ami fitcilittite the path to peace if the (lernituia showed soma evidence of work, following their pro-position uf faith. 11 y clourlng out tit HIGH COMMAND APPROVED Berne, Oct. 7.-The German government took itc latest p-sace step upon the ndvic; and with approval of the high command of the army, r,nys the Stuttgart Neues Tageblatt. Germany, the newspa-psr adds, ha6 decided to consent to very he-.vy sacrifices. DELIVERED TO WILSON. Washington, Oct. 7.-Minister Ekergrcn, of Sweden, presented the note from Baron Burian, the Austrr. Hungarian foreign minister, to Secretary Lansing at ten o'clock. He was at the state department only a few minutes. Washington, Oct. 7,-Germany's peace note- was delivered to Preai-dent Wilson personally today by Frederick Odotrlin, an attache of the Swiss legation. This gave rise to suggestions that it came from Emperor William himself. VATICAN REFUSED. Paris, Oct. 7.-Austria-Hungary recently again insisted that the (Continued un I'aoi Ci. 79 0771?3 ;