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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - October 8, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI lp;thbkidgk% alberta. '1TKSDAY, OGTOBKR S. HMS M'MRKR 2.",;; j f a  Huns Must Evacuate All Invaded Territory BULLETIN President Wilson Confers With Allied Premiers on v v v v v * * * GRAZING LEASES FOR RETURNED MEN U I Answer to Hun Proposal *> Mii^ land u i t 11 f 11 Nfii-rn ncl*-^ "f oi'fl^r to ttii-I*"rf h,�- h" n I >oin \\\\\ in l-aiw] i j Hi * *:# *  * *   * * # *  * Squeeze v v v v * * *  * * * * i * First 9 Declares Wilson WASHINGTON, Oct. 8.-President Wilson 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 but in the form of an inquiry. The imperial German government is asked whether it accepts the terms laid down by the president ii> his address to congress January 8, and subsequent addresses, j 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 Wilson's Reply on Page 5) 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 pow Another Step In the > v v v v v *. JHREE THOUSANO SOLDIERS ARRIVE v V v V V V v v v Sultan' Downfall | FER1 MINERS Quebec, Oct. S\ - Throe thou^tml Invalid soldier.-* from oversells reached Quebec today (in tttreo large vessel*. They will be cleared to their homes gradually l'rum mow on. :� � ers, may be expected within 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 wasv assumed the American reply wili have the approval of Great Britain, France and Italy and of nil the other co-belligerents. The form of reply, of course, has not been revealed in any particular. Feeling 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 ^ Amsterdam, Oct. s.-Commenting upon the address of prince .Maximilian, the now (lerman imperial ehan* � eel lor. (lie lierlju Tagebla* f s�y::  "All (iermany, or at. any rate, lint 1 Kve.it. honest, and good (Irnv.any. which is imperishable, jVei.-i that , Prince Maximilian, in accordance with I liln duty as a man and a:- a servant of ; his people, has don*.! what is right and i neiev.-ury. Why have not we le-mied earlier to know ourRche.-V" A sample of pan-fJermani'- romtttenf may he found in the editorial printed � on Sunday by the Lokai Air/�-;�;e:\ Mainly announcing tli.'ir ti; � d-.-rmau j i people will, to the last drop of Mood. fight tho�n whone aim ii i.- m dh tab* a humiliating peace. On Enemy Lane "Cnhrokeri stands our frou' on en.'-my laud.** Vhe newspaper continues. 'We shall be able to lefend ourselve; more easily against an entenfe aMack I not very sanguine oi" a :-peth " i.; an ncknowlcls-ment of defeat by the 1 f-i:!r;il f:nipire.-�. hut t IntT fhe allies not-t pi "vont, [he enemy from thereby � -ap.'K' '.he con-semionres of liis aet>. Tlie Journal Italia a;- -: : "Austria seeks to 1 heat Italian national aspirations by ; imply r*Huniim: to Win statmt quo, which means a permanent coiifii'.f betueen Italy and Austria as Iuiik as the latter keeps under her control um ritoi !., inn ah. ted by Kalian?. Churchill Not Sanguine. Clasfiow, Oct, 7. - - -Witt st on Sp"n'f*r Churchill. minister nt t nun it ion. . s peak in c: hero today he did not believe tlm righteot;- var aimr of :lie allies at present would receive tno re qui rod recognition. The-*.fore. h�> Along the Suippe to Oull'lank Hun !N�ssibie Stand on A is no Uivc�r. Held H'nirlon Wood A^iinst :. NKW ANCil-O-YANK ATTACK til' Huns Thong" i'rice Was High. I !�iir Drive Opened This Mornin i between Camhrai and Si. ' r U'i'f i,e Kj.id. fjct. ; Sadde*,eil 1 1 orv. 1 rJiruugii HulRaria than agai^isr Htissi:;, whoso millions vainly thveate:n.(i \\' dii.i -I of la-' wee'; ;iuaiibt - ;;eni uia.--se-\ I dervr>-~[ from ihem t h - -1" j cr.hquo^i-. (Lilian; and h�*oi' de-'d.-. l are iiiuumerab'e-. HattaUon>. compau- 1 . - 1' 1 > ' -11 � !� . ,),,; nud itf ** Knor � of men -food lueir 1 peace propusa o Prmee Maximilian.! , � . / ...... ........ � 1 t.....m.....-^voiind a.:am-' v..i\e alter wave of .1^ I 1 TleiruC Important Syrian Port. Taken by French Naval * Division. (vKEAT HELP TO ALLENBY iVIiciul at Work and Fernie Deaths In Army Since Sept. 13 Number 1910, and Disease - Is Spreading. Shortens His Communication IJnes and Puts Him Nearer Constantinoole. Likely To Return Shortly. Paris. Oct. 7.-A French naval division operating off the coait of Syria entered Beirut. The enthusiasm of the town It 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, rnore 'han two-thirds using Christians.. A Bold Stroke. Varis. Oct. 8.- -Announcmnont that the landing of Krowh naval forcoH at Helrut is enthusiastically rer.ulved by the puhlie. which in gratified that the French floe.t has a share In tho iiiag-1: if Icon t aclilovomonta of (Jen. Allen-hy. Tho Matin says: "With 11m fall of Beirut, tho principal AuHtro-Turlci.sl) huso In Syria col-lapHud. Tho ^Kninro-Urlttrih trnopn have but to muridi a ft�w days to rouch tho Ltittfdad railway and l)j*oalc Germany's droaniH of tnistnrn Krentnosn. "Tho lanrtliiK houiuk to bo an operation distinct from the land tnovotueut which brought about tho fall of f)n-inaHcuK. The offitdal roporla Indieato tkat tltiH hold HtroUo of tho French �a�ful forces will have ji ;;rcnl ol'foct on Constantinople, where it will throw tato confusion the governmont which Ik Hooking to h(dH(}(� tho advanco of Gen. Albmhy's men." fSp^elu! to fhf lf r* Keruic. Oct. 8.-TI10 result of the secret ballot hold hero yesterday was favorable to tho return of tfco-zninors to work under the Armstrong order which moans a slnglo shift during the investigation by a royal commlHsion. The men at Michel have roturned to work and the miners luvro have roc.oiv-od notice to return to work. 1 It is oxpected that thono minora will immediately resume operation under tho now regulations and men go to work as rapidly as possible. 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 cases and 1,383 deaths reported since Saturday. Influenia cases reported from all camps since the disease became epidemic. Sept. 13. now total 167,000; pneumonia cases 17,102 and deaths 4,910. , tor fly adi lonishes President #1Vilton to realize the "superhuman responsibility placed upon r!^ shoulders,"' and in magisterial tones hopes "hi* will prove, himself worthy of thl.s terrify responsible hour." The Vienna Ueichspo-t say?: "President, Wilson is now given an opportunity to prove his fitness to be a world arbiter. Reatoratton'of peace, depends'upon the sincerity of his will Ito do justice and establish a now prdor I that excludes oppression and establishes a real and laming peace. The fate of humanity lias been placed in Jiis hands. .May iho president of the great North American public, conscious of his terrible responsibility', show himself worthy of the historic task that may cover his name with imperishable glory." No Peace, Says Italy. Rome, Oct. S.-"We must have ab-soluto victory. All kinds of negotiation is now more than ever iuadr.uss-able," the words of President Wilson, immediately after the rejection of the Austrian peace proposal, are re-printed in tho Kpoca in large type as summarizing the attitude of Italians toward the new peace movement. The Epoea adds that President Wilson, answered in September the present new trap concocted by the enemy. The whole press says that the requost the new imperial chancellor, recording to a Zurich dispatch to th�- Kxchange Telegraph company. Haggle About Terms-Copenhagen. Oct. S.- The i.uka' An-aeiger of Borlin say.; that two of President Wilson's points must he considered rejected- The ^epa rat ion C>f Alsace-Lorraine from (lermanv and the incorporation of independent Poland. t-auliing ti.n�p-J .-uppnrted by thei greatest nviJt;'"K "f maw h a - Uio Can a - \ 'dian eorp1*. that tliey h�metimt*s create 1 Imi* fheiiiseiv* in tiie'r impelueus ad-j \ a nee. uupriit ected flanks. Tl'.e ,al i" 11 r they dr^'.- inio the M\ciny line e'cimies enfiladed and If power is n�>'. bund to widen it out into a p:a� � I a r I MANY APPEALS 1 Ileal front, t1�1  troops at the iip.-x j must cither fi^hi it out .i^ain-f over-win Irnhig odris or fall lta�U. The hitler in now the h^soti the fryiadlau 1 orps ha;' learned and it was This (b^-perate clin^i::^ to |�o>il;ons tactically untenable, that contributed to our .losses. It \\ a-; ju-t >uch stands that 1 stemmed lite etotiiy vrnvt1.- and f: titrated hi* >ava>;e efforts to will back Iiourlon wooil Washingtitu, Oct. R.-Charges that the Knifed .States brewers' association! and individual members have secretly subsidized newspapers in the interests of the liquor traffic, contributed to the National German-American All lan'e, been convicted of corruption in politics and improperly influenced state and national legislation were renewed j in a memorandum tiled today hy Sen- j ator Jones of Washington, Republican, with the senate judiciary subcommittee investigating loans by brewers to i 1 t Paris, Oct. 8.-The American Red t'rorts has aided fi.OO'o rofngeea to return to their homes in the reconquered Aisne and Mamn districts since the (iermaiiH have, been driven hack. Forty-five carloadH of supplies have been sent since Aug. a to Chateau Thierry, Kssones. Dormaus. Troissy, Vornouil and Villers-Cotterets. Threo camions known as rolling grocery stores make the round** of the district* to supply the needft of the home-comers In pluees where no shops have been opened. FRENCH FLIER KILLED NEW PEACE MOVE Ottawa. Oct. S.-The autumn term of the ku pre Ale court of Oar.ada will open today with no fewer than 7;S appeals for hearing. This constitutes a ecord number of cases in recent years and indicates that despit.o war conditions there is much litigation throughout the country. Western appeals set down lor hearing at the top of the list number 1M, white appeals from Ontario total I'o and from Quebec 19. Thirteen cases from the maritime provinces make up the grand total of 7;i. The large list is to some extern, due to the fact that the court was wlthoiu a quorum for a considerable period daring last winte,r and spring:. The western lis! does not include any appeatH from tho judgment of the supremo j court confirming the validity of tho or-' derrt-iu-comieil cancelling exemptions and based upon the findings of tho Alberta court in the Lewis case. It U j Arthur Brisbane, in connection with >eceived. even by the tatter's purchase of the Washing- t hew regime, nabor, who is here with a delegation of American labor leaders,'strongly denounces the recent peace move of the central powers, saying that nuw Gorman manoeuvres seek to weaken the unity >uf the deumcvatic nations, mid lesHon tho fighting spirit. Ho �ay a: "Tho Auslro-Uerman and Turkish military systems should bo beaten. Tho aecurityof labor and tho peoples TJqulrert that the, central powers shall capitulate and t':elr military mouueo �:� und booaine engaged in a fight with an enemy flying squadron. Kxactiy what happened is unknown, but (wo of his comrades saw a machine fall [ to earth'out of control and believe it was Garros. On Friday Garros brought, down a (lerbn fashion. j� �j� �� �j� �j� �j� �j� �* ^� * ? ? > * ? ? the happiness of peoples and his will to.work for tho deliverance of humanity, the Helglan government receives newa of fresh excesseH on the part of the German armies in occupied Rcl-ffium. From the coast to beyond Rru-KQfl, the male population from 15 to �tit years Is being torn from t�cir homes and .subjected to the most brutal treatment. Those men are compelled to work at forced labor for the military needs of tho enemy. /' "A vengeful clamor would rise from tho whole world if, at thta moment of leaving Delgiait sol], the German arm-let ronewed .with rodoMdod cruelty the excesses which marked the invasion of Belgium and If they undertook tho consummation of the ruin of the territoxv by village, ai-non �nd tho wholesale deportation of the people." with Scandinavian shipping stocks. | in North Lethbridge, advice, that (He. Norwegian papers estimate that leu I Ha mi I ton J ..inning had been wounded war millionaires have been wiped out j hi the recent battles and that he N hy the break in Norwegian shipping | ">"�' i� hospital suffering from a gun-securltlcR alone. In a single day, it is; shot wound in the right thigh. estimated that the valuo of Norwegian shipping stocks declined lun.mut.tuu) kroner, or about $:i;t.ouo,ouo. These losses were chiefly on securities of small companies operating one or two ships, whose stocks have been selling as high as 400, because of stiff freight rates. Many stocks of this character have dropped in Vulue ,'0 per tent. Pte. Cha�.lPouttB, who lived in Hav-! dieville before enlisting. Is also among th(� wounded. He Is suffering from a gunshot wound hi the right baud. MUST SPEED UP LIBERTY LOAN NORTH HURON NOMINATIONS. Wingbam, OnL.'Ort. S.-Three candidates were nominated here yesterday to content, the seat made vacant by tho retirement of P. A. Musgrove from tho legislature. Dr. Thomas K. Case of Oungannon. was nominated by the Conservatives; \y. H. Kraser reeve of Morris township, by the Liberals and George Spotton. of Wingham. represented him-self as an Indopendent-Conservative. Washington. Oct. S.- Subscriptions to tlu- fourth Liberty loan must average more than. $425,000,000 dally If the total $t;,o00,noo,000 is to be raised by the (lose of the campaign on Oct. 1!>. Tlie Jmlf-w a.v, mark in the campaign was reached today with total subscriptions as reported by the federal reserve banks to the treasury amount' to only $l,:S23,71G,i�SO. Kloven working days of tho campaign yet remain. In the 11 days that have pass ed slightly more than $120,000,000 worth of bonds were sold daily. ing 1. ;ins. Oct. S.-Northeast <;f ilhi*ims Ihe Trench continued I h e i v s u v c ess fill advance. The war oii'icc announced today that French troops have reached (he out-skirls of Conde-sur-Suippe at the junction of ihe Suippe and (he Aisne northeast of Herryau-Hac. Alon^ the Suippe river, the French have penetrated into Isles* sur-Suippe and to the west have captured Bazancourt. NEW KK1TISH-YANK DKIVK. London, Oct. S,-English and American troops* attacked this morning on the front between St. (Juentin and Camhrai, Field Marshal Haig announced today. Satisfactory 1 progress the be- in*; made, ment says. In successful local operations near Mont Hrehain on the front than ISO was dav-rain LEADING HUN FLIER FALLS. EDMONTON TRADES COUNCIL ENDORSES CP.R. STRIKERS Amsterdam, Oct. $.-Flight-Lieut. Fritz Rumey of the (Jerman army, who claimed 44 air victories, has been killed, according to the. Lokul Anssoiger j petition the minister of labor for the I of Berlin lu^ointmunt of u coucUIutlcm board. Edmonton. Oct. S.-The ICdmontoa Trades and Labor Council tonight voted to endorse the Btrike of the Canadian Pacific freight handlers and to near and He; yesterday more prisoners were taken. The attack today-launched just before break during a heavy which began last night. CAPTURE BERRYAU-OAC. With the French Armies. Oct. 7. - (Reuters.) - German forces have turned at bay on the north bank of the Suippe river and have bsen counter-attacking with des peration all day. To prevent the French crossing the river, they have attacked on'the One between Pont Glvart and Berry-au-Bac. throwing large units into action. If the French succeed in estao lishlng themselves on the north bank of the Alsn* in this region, they will Immediately turn the German line* on the Suippe and also the nexP enemy position on the Retourne. Therefore, th? Germans have attempted to keep the French south of the Alsne. In spite of the vigor of the enemy resistance, however the Aisne has been crossed at Berry-au-Bac, and the whole village on the north bank of the river Is in tlv* hands of the French, who have also made some process beyond it. The Germans also have been fighting fiercely along the Arnes. CANADIANS HOLDING LINE With the Canadian Forces, Oct. 7.-(By J. F. B. Livesay, Canadian Press Correspondent). - Troops from the Maritime Provinces. Quebec and four western provinces, as well as former Canadian mounted rifles, are holding our line north of Cambrai with men of the Imperial troops on our left. Tin's line is in parts improvised an* tho men are objects of much harass ing enemy fire. Looking down or Cambrai from St. Olio, fires can be seen burning, but there Is nothing tc indicate that a systematic attempt ha� been made by the enemy to destrof the city. It is much more UHely thil he is burning his dumps und heavf plants ho cannot move out. preparatory to his evaluation. Prisoners captured confirm the impreHsion that h� lost tremendously in the terrible struggle of last week, when his massed infantry formations, seeking to push ugalnat us along the ravines, were expo-Bed to tho point blank fire of out artillery and riflemen. So severe wui bin punishment, they state, that sonu ;