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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 8, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBBIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1918 NUMBER 25l\ ___PLAIN QUESTION BRITISH AND YANKS LAUNCH NEW ATTACK NEAR. CAMBRAI LATE BULLETINIPresident Wilson Confers With Allied Premiers on Answer to Hun Proposal Huns Must Evacuate All Invaded Territory First, Declares Wilson WASHINGTON, Oct. 8.-President Wilspn today informed the German government that before the United States can discuss an armistice, German troops must withdraw from all invaded territory. He asked Chancellor Maximilian whether he represented the German people or the authorities of the empire, who are conducting the war. * , � ' The president's message was not a reply l)ut in the form of an inquiry. The imperial German government is asked whether it accepts the terms laid down by the president in/ his address to congress January 8, and subsequent addresses. | At the cabinet meeting it was said the president had determined upon a firm course which would in every Way meet the sentiment of'the country. ^ (Full Text of President W ilson's Reply on Page 5) I * �: :� > �> �:> Step In the Downfall Beirut, Important Syrian Port, Taken by French Naval .'Division. GREAT HELP TO ALLENBY Shortens His Communication Lines and Puts Him Nearer Constantinople. Paris, Oct. 7.-A French naval division operating off the coast of Syria entered Beirut. The .enthusiasm of the town Is indescribable. Beirut, capital of the valley of -the Sammenem, is the chief seaport of Syria. It is situated on the Mediterranean Sea, 57 miles northwest of Damascus. Before the war Beirut had a population of over 150,000, more 'han two-thirds balng Christians.. A Bold Stroke. Paris, Oct. 8.-Announcement that the lauding of French naval forces at Beirut Is enthusiastically received by the public, which is gratified that the French fleet has a share in the magnificent achievements of Gen. Alien-by. The tyatln says: "With the fall of Beirut, the principal Austro-Turklsh base In Syria collapsed. The """Franco-British troops have but to march a few days to reach the Bagdad railway and break Germany's dreams of eastern greatness". "The landing seems to he an.operation distinct from the land movement which brought about the fall of Damascus. The official reports indicate that this bbia stroke of the French �aval forces- will have a great effect on Constantinople, where it will throw j iBto confusion the government which is seeking to belittle the advance of | Geo. Allonby's ,men." .THREE THOUSAND SOLDIERS ARRIVE Quebec, Oct. 8: - Throe thousand invalid soldiers from overseas reached Quebec today "Oil" ttfree large vessels. '�They will 1>e cleared "to their homes gradually frommow on.. Washington, Oct. 8.--President Wilson's reply to Germany's latest peace proposals was being formulated by him today in accordance with views expressed by the premiers of the allied nations. Dispatch of the reply, which it is believed will speak for all. the nations opposed to the central powj. ers, may be expectety within 4fP hours, it was indicated. The president, it was believed today, has preceded actual sending of the reply by asking Premiers Lloyd George, Clemenceau and Orlando'to advise him of their answer or by submitting to the premiers a draft of his reply for' approval. At any rate it was* assumed the American reply will have the approval of Great Britain, Prance and Italy and of all the other co-belligerents. The form of reply, of course, has not been revealed jjx any particular. Peeling that coincident with, or closely following, the despatch of the reply, President Wilson will address congress, persisted today, -although with absolutely no official confirmation. It was thought probable that the president might deem it advisable to reveal to the. people of America and the people of the allied nations the reasons underlying the decision reached. German Comment t Amsterdam, Oct. 8.-Commenting upon the address of Prince MaxlmiU ian, the new German imperial clitm- Michei at Work and Fernie Likely To Return ' ' Shortly. x (Special to the Horald)-' Fernie, Oct. 8.-The result of the secret ballot held here yesterday was favorable to the return of thevminers to work under the Armstrong order which means a singly shift during the investigation by a royal commission. The men at Michel have returned to work and the miners here liave received notice to return t6 work. It is expected that these miners will immediately resume operation under the new regulations and men go to work as rapidly as possible. Deaths In Army Since Sept. 13 Number 4910, and Disease Is Spreading. ' \ Paris, Oct. 8.-The American Red Cross has aided fi.OO'O refugees to return to their homes in the reconquered Aisne and Marne districts since'the Germans have been driven back. Forty-five carloads of supplies have been sent since Aug. 5 to Chateau-Thierry. Bssones, Dormans, Trolssy, Yerneuil and Villers-Cotterets. Three camions known as rolling grocery stores make the rounds of the districts to supply the needii of the home-comers In places' where no Bhops have been opened, j Washington, Oct. 7.-Mobilization of the full forces of the American Red Cross to combat the epidemic of Spanish influenza which rapidly is Spreading over the country was decided upon today and instructions sent to all chapters. , Pneumonia in the training camps continues to increase with 4,530 new caBes and 1,388 deaths reported since Saturday. influenza cases reported from all camps since the.disease became epidemic, Sept. 13,\now total 167,000; pneumonia cases 17,102 and deaths 4,910. MANYAPPEALSTO c'ellor, the Berlin Tageblatt says: "All Germany, or at any rate, that great, honest and good Germany, which is imperishable, feels that Prince Maximilian, in accordance with his duty as a man and as a servant, of his people, has done what 1s right and -necessary. Whyhave not we learned earlier to know ourselves?" A sample of pan-Germanic comment may be found in the editorial printed on Sunday by the "tokal Anzeiger, defiantly announcing . that tha German people will, to the last drop of blood, fight those whose^aim it is to dictate a humiliating peace; On Enemy Land "Unbroken stands our front on enemy land," the newspaper continues. "Wo shall be able to defend ourselves more easily against an entente attack through Bulgaria than against Russia, whose millions vainly threatened us for three years. Many a flourishing countryside must he laid waste and hundreds of thousands of lives must be sacrificed by the enemy ii this maximum,! of our'co'ncessions does not suffice them." The newspaper. somewhat peremptorily admonishes ^President �WiIson to realize the "superhuman responsibility placed upon'hls shoulders," and in magisterial tones hopes "ho will prove himself worthy' of this terrioly, responsible hour."; \ The ViennajRelchspost says: "President ^vilSdn' is now given?an1 opportunity^prbve; his f itness vtov be a ,world arbiter. Restoration'ol.peace depends'' upon the, sincerity -of hTs,�i!I 140 �do. justice; and MtAbttSBa newJ5r4er 7 t^at'excludes oppression and esj&fc-.lishes a real and lasting peace. The fate of. humanity has been, placed in his hands. � May the president of the great North American public, con-scious of his terrible responsibilitv, show himself worthy of the historic task that may cover his name with 'imperishaible glory." v ; : No Peace, Says Italy. Home, Oct. 8.-"We must have absolute victory. AH kinds of negotiation is now more than ever inadniiss-able;" the words of President Wilson, immediately after the rejection of the Austrian peace proposal, are re-print-e'd in the Epoca in large type as summarizing the attitude ' of Italians toward1 the new peace ^ movement. cThe Epoca adds that President Wil-sotuaniswered in September the'present hew" trap concocted by the enemy. ,The whole press says that the request I- ES NEW PEACE MOVE Home, . Oct. S.-Samuel Gompers, president' of the. A'merlcau Federation .of Labor, who is 'here with a delegation of American labor leaders,'strongly denounces- tlie recent peace move of the central-pbwers, saying that new German -manoeuvres seek to weaken the unity -of the democratic nations and lessen the fighting spirit. He ays: ."The Austro-German and Turkish military systems should be beaten. The securityrof jjaibor and the peoples requires thai the central powers shall capitulate and t^eir military menace tm hmH^n,"....,'. ' :�.- FRENCH FLIER KILLED Paris, Oct. 8.-Lieut. Roland G. Garros, who was reported missing yesterday in a dispatch from the front, is lelieved to have fallen during an aerial battle on Saturday. He went Willi a patrol on. Saturday 'morning and became engaged in a fight with an enemy flying squadron. Exactly what happened is unknown, but two of his) comrades - saw a machine fall to earth'out of control ing enemy fire. Looking down on Cambrai from St. Olle, fires can be Been burning, but there is nothing to Indicate that a systematic attempt ha* been .made by. the enemy to destroy the city. It is much more likely tfult lie is burning his dumps and heatfy plantB he cannot move out. prepare tory to his evacuation. Prisoners tured confirm the impression that ii� lost tremendously iix the terrible strug> gle of last week, when his massed,infantry formations/ seeking to push ' -against us along the ravines, were exposed to the point blank fire of oijj artillery and riflemen. So severe war his punishment, they. state, that:soro< " i Continued o* Ca�i #i \ 01260524 ;