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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 10, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Don't Say You Had No Notice, SAVE! VICTORY LOAN Is COMING? (VOLUME XI LETHBRIDGE, ALBEJRTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1318 NUMBER 255 t Austria Awaits Wilson's Reply With Feverish Impatience- Vienna Reports National Autonomy to be Introduced at Once-British Recall German Crimes and Demand Retribution. Basel, Oct. 10.-An authentic text of President Wilson's reply to Prince Maximilian's note has not yet been received by the German government, according to a dispatch from Berlin. Proper examination of the reply cannot be made until the official text is received, but, in any case, it is plain that a further declaration by the German government will be necessary. FEVERISHLY AWAIT REPLY. Paris, Oct. 10.-Feverish impatience Is shown by the people of  Vienna, while waiting for President Wilson's reply to the peace proposals of the central powers, according to a dispatch from Zurich. ONE GERMAN OPINION �v Basel, pet, 10.-"Only military  reasons could compel us to accept President Wilson's contfitlofts,','-? v "" '"ysi'the^Cologne-'Gazetteyin' commenting on the American reply to the German peace offer. "It is possible Germany may require counter-guarantees, for example the evacuation of the colonies occupied by the allies." Roumanian Protest. Amsterdam, Oct.. 10.-Roumania is Baid to have expressed a wish to initiate negotiations "for a new solu-tiorf of the Dobrudja question," according to the Vienna None Frieie Presse, as quoted by the Cologne Ga-lette. � � Autonomy For Austria. London,, Oct. 10.-Jt is reported from Vienna that the AuStro-Hungarian ministerial council lias decided to introduce national autonomy "in order to make President Wilson's stipulation an accomplished fact." says an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Copenhagen today. The Czech party did not take part In the deliberations, the dispatch adds. It is holding an important meeting today. A movement favoring a proclamation separating Austria and Hungary is making extremely rapid progress among the public in the dual monarchy, according to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Zurich. Demands Retribution. London, Oct. 10.-The demand for something more than unconditional \ surrender from Germany is becoming intensified in the newspapers here. Letters recalling the crimes of Germany and urging retribution include one from Prof. Spencer Wilkinson, who declares that a condition precedent for the cessation of ''hostilities should be the occupation by the allies of Metz, Strassburg, Mainz, Trent, Trieste and Pola. Viscount Middleton. former secretary of state for India, asks that the allies make a declaration that peace shall not be made until retribution is exacted from German towns for vandalism iu France. The Times speaks of the enemy's' policy of burning and destroying towns as lie retreats as a cruel and mean blackmail and says that German' towns like Hamburg and Frankfort must.,be marked down for raiisom in return'for French and Belgian tbwris?"wani;only?destroyed. �S�  �   * O *9" INFLUENZA SPREADING Toronto, Oct. 9.-Reports 'from all points in eastern Canada indicate that the epidemic of Spanish influenza is spreading with remarkable rapidity, especially in the large cities. Encouraging reports to the effect that the disease is well in hand come from the various military camps in Ontario. Fewer cases are being reported and the death rate is lower than at any time since t*e epidemic started. *!* v PAY TO IS HAS SMALL EFFECT Price Here Will Be Round 45 Cent Mark, Says Manager Green. According to Manager Green of the Imperial Oil Co. here, the new regulations announced oil Monday from Ottawa controlling the sale of gasoline in Canada will not affect the price of gas to the consumer at this point, with the exception of where it is sold at a higher figure than 4Bci this be-, ing (he maximum price. In Regina and other cities the new order has occasioned a drop of from two to three cents, a gallon, but owing to the fact that the wholesale price is much higher here, retail prices wifl not be affected. The new ruling provided that the retail price of gasoline is to be fixed by providing that profits be based on a ten per cent, advance over the -wholesale price delivered.v Vancouver, Oct. lO.-r-Speaking at a banquet tendered the visiting federal ministers last night by civic and municipal officials, at which the necessity of increasing the allowance to soldiers' dependents and the development of this port "were pointed out, Gen. Mewburn, minister of militia, said he would suggest to the government that the separation allowance to dependents of non-commission of1 ficers and men. 'be increased by $5 k month, bringing it up to $30to first class warrant Officers' dependents, an increase of $5 a month, to $35; to'lfeu-tenants' dependents, an increase of $10 a month, bringing it up to $40, (lieutenants' dependents do not participate in the Patriotic Fund allowance). That the Patriotic Fund take care of cases in which the increased" allowance is insufficient. KAISER Persistent Rumors that German Emperor Has Abdicated the Throne. SAY KAISER IS ILL. TWO U, S. FFICERS LOSE LIVES IN FIRE Railway, X.J., Oct. 10.-Two offjeers are reported killed and several others were injured in a fire which destroyed the officers' quarters at Base Hospital No. 3. early today at Colonia, three miles from here. The fire was confined to the officers' quarters and did not spread to the main hospital building. Among the injured are Lieut. Frazer and Lieut. Schmanski, both being badly burned. F I F Fittingly Crowns Brilliant Work of Corps Since Attack at Amiens. Shudder at Allied Threat of Reprisals-Blame Fires on British. Shaughnessy and Bury Resign as C. P. R. Heads E. W. BEATTY, K.C. Montreal, Oct. 10.-Lord Shaughnessy has resigned as_gresident of_ the Canadian Pacific railway and is succeeded in this office by E, W. Beatty, vice-president. Lord Shaughnessy will retain the position of chairman of the board of directors. Sir George Bury retires from his office of vice-president on account of ill health and Is succeeded by Grant Hall, who has been vice-president in charge of Western lines. THE FIRST REPORT Montreal, Oct. 10.-It was stated n fne street yesterday that at a meeting of the board of directors London, Oct. 10.-Indications that Germany is becoming anxious in consequence of the threats of reprisals for the destruction of towns in France are afforded by a telegram from the semi-official Wolff bureau saying that Douai was burning as the result of the continuous British bombardment. The reports that the Germans had set fire to a town they were still occupying was characterized by the agency as ridiculous. The Germans, according to a Reuter dispatch from Stockholm, also deny having fined Routers, Bourout and Lichtervelde. KAISEiR-OF THE HUNS -StocKholhi^Oct. 10.-VThere is a persistent rttteor here that Emper-' or" Ayilliam has abdicated.1 "TK'e Hjgue Hears \% Toronto. �ct7 10.-X special Mail and Empire, cable from Lou� don says: "~ 'Rumors of the intention of the German kaiser to abdicate are current throughout the Rhine re- ( gibn and in places as v�dely distant as Berlin and Baden-Baden, according to a dispatch to the Daily Mail from The Hague. "The dispatch says it is observable that the idea of the crown prince taking the throne is nowhere entertained.^ In some quarters suggestions are heard that Prince August Wilhelm might be designated for the succession. "Information to the' effect that the kaiser is seriously ill with neurasthenia in the palace at Potsdam has reached Paris'froni an authentic source in Switzerland. The same report says that Ludendorff is virtually emperor and that the government, while pretending to be very democratic, is under the complete domination of the militarists. The military party was never so powerful in Germany as now, the report says. Even the highest political leaders cannot obtain passports for neutral countries without the personal vise of Gen. Ludendorff. BARON SHAUGHNESSY of 'the Canadian Pacific railway this afternoon, the, resignation of Lord Shaughnessy will,be considered. Rumors indicated that If the resignation is accepted the new Canadian Pacific railway president will be E. W. Beattle, at present vice-president, The changes the board is said to contemplate are said to be made with a view of plaoing the wbrking affairs of the road in the hands of younger men. Lord Shaughnessy will remain chairman of the board of directors, it is understood.  CAUSES DEBATE Union of Alberta Municipalities Discuss Question, Led By Comm. Meech*. Medicine Hat, Oct. 9. - Increased provincial grants to public schools, the establishment of a provincial nur-eau of industrial research and a criticism of the proposed plan for re-assessing farm lauds in cities, were the subjects which came up for discussion' at the opening sessions of the 14th annual conference of the Union of Alberta Municipalities today. About 40 delegates are present from various towns and cities. Mayor Ilolden, of Vegreviile, is the chairman of the conference. H. W. Meech, commissioner of public works of Lethbridge, in an address on municipal assessments and taxation, criticized the plan "of re-assessing farm lands in cities recently evpl-ved after a series of inter-city conferences describing it as a scheme to take 10 per cent, of the assessment, of outlying portions and put it oil' the business portion and predicting much dispute and difficulty in levying the proposed incomo tax. The address was ?ery proyocottfffc /j  V -j; PAPER AND PULP Ottawa, Oct. 10.-The Domnion bureau of statistics has just completed a census for 1917 of the pulp and paper industry throughout Canada. Altogether the census embraced SO concerns, of which/31 were engaged in the manufacture of pulp only, 26 in the manufacture of paper only and 23-' manufacturing both paper and pulp. The total capital invested in this Industry, including lands, buildings, machinery, stocks on hand and working capital, am/unterl to $186,374,905. The total number of employees on wages was 20,685 males and 671 females. On salaries, 10,345 males and females. The total salary and wage bill was $20,344,286. The aggregate value of production in 1917 was $96,248,834. MACLEOD SOLDIER OF (By J. F. B. Livesay. Canadian Press Correspondent). With the Canadian Forces, Oct. 9. -Early this morning the Canadian troops penetrated Cainhrai and are now in complete,, possession of the city. Thus is fulfilled the legitimate ambition of the Canadian corps for the achievement, of which they have been fighting hard ever since they stormed the Canal du Nord and took Bourlon Wood on Sept. 27. Even if the Imperial troops, who yesterday so gallantly advanced south of Cam-brai, had had the good fortune to capture the city, its fall must still hare been attributed to the sledge hammer strokes of the, Candiau corps, before which tKe defense, of the enemy crumbled. ; The capture of Cambrai 'fittingly crowns, the brilliant record of the corps since Aug. S. Cambrai fell in a night attack. We.kicked off at 1.30. The morning was pitchy dark, but careful preparations resulted in all the troops getting to their destinations without a hitch. Our 3rd division had the honor of crossing the canal and penetrating into the city. The element of surprise assisted in overwhelming the.enemy defense in the streets. Once Place d' Arms was reached they spread out over the entire area arid by daylight had passed through the city to" the southeast, well out on the Avenue de Valenciennes, while on the southwest they had established themselves at the corner of Boulevard de la Liberte and Porte de Paris. Some enemy elements apparently were caught between the city and the Imperials further south. Our troops began at once to try to save the city from the fires that broke out at various points. The ailie.i have rot fired a single shell into Cambrai and these .fh'6> must hav-a^been of incendiary origin. Meantime, our 3rd division swept out due east to the line of the Scheldt canal, securing all bridgeheads as far as Eswars and cap turing Morenchies. Ramillies- Blecourt and Cuvillers,Svith many hundreds of prisoners. Their victory was complete and glorious. IN PURSUIIOFTHE ENEMY German Resistance on Cambrai-St. Quentin Front Complete-" ly Shattered and Big Withdrawal in Progress-May Clear France of Huns-Canadians First to Enter Cam* brai-Nearing Le Cateau, Big Railway Junction. Big Macleod Man Too Much for Town and Provincial Police-Likely Crossed Border. ' (Special to the Herald) Macleod, Oct. 1.0.-D. J. Campbell received word that his eon Archie, who was reported missing, is a prisoner: of war in Germany. Mrg, A. Alexander of 204 North 17th St;, AVestvIacleod, is In receipt of n message that her son,.lohn, has again beett'-wetunded, in the hand this time. He had juBt been back a few days at the'time lie was 'wounded. NThls is the foftrthVtlme for this Maeleod boy. � (Special to the Herald) Macleod, Oct. 10.-Tuesday evening the A.P.P. with the town police were searching the house of Carl Hender son on 17tll St., to-which Mr. Henderson objected, � and very much in a strenuous way, attempted to eject the men in the, discharge of their duty, from his housg.;, Henderson, who is a large man, took advantage, of their turning arid knocked the A.P.P. down, then quickly overturned the towu police, who both bear the marks of War. Henderson then got out the badk door, secured a car and drove to Brocket, where he engaged another to take him towards Koptenay Likes, and is no doubt across the line by the time the sun rose next morning. A chase was made but the start .was too much in the darkness'of the evening to follow up. Both 4ha; police werev on duty next morning. ^ . SPANISH FLU' WIDESPREAD Washington, Oct. 10.-Reports to the state department yesterday said Spanish Influenza is prevalent in Capetown, Africa; Blizabethtown, Australia, and Pernainbucto, South'-America. i PARIS, Oct. 10.-A quarter of a million Germans are? now in full retreat between Cambrai and St. Quentin with the allies hot on their heels, according to the battlefront reports that came in through the night. At some points tfie advance has exceeded 15 miles in the past two days. This forward movement of the allies is regarded as the first step in the general retreat of the Germans*, which novV seems inevitable, for it is doubtful whether Gen. Ludendorff has such fortified positions on the upper Oise and the Sambre canal as to permit him effectively to resist the exploitation of the victory of the last two days on the allied side. ' EAST OF LE GATEAU-ST. QUENTIN ROAD PARIS, Oct. 10.-French troops, advancing east of the St. Quentin-Le Cateau railroad, have captured Etaves wood and Bocquiax village and further south have taken Marcy and reached Fontaine Notre Dame, as well as Fonsomme, it is officially announced. - x WITHIN TWO MILES OF LE CATEAU LONDON, Oct. 10.-Further progress was made by true British last night toward the northern part of the present front, to the east of Cambrai. Fighting is now going on southeast of Cambrai, on both sides of Caudry, Field Marshal Haig reported today.. The British are now within two miles of Le Cateau. Sal-laumines and Noyelles have been captured. The capture of Saullaumines and Noyelles represents a British advance ini the district of Lens. i Between Lens and the Scarpe, the British are also advancing and are in tduch with the Germans to the west of the line of Vitry-en-Artoise, Azel-le-Equerchin and Rouvroy. , ^ , .-'YANKS STORM KRIEMHILDE LINE *: WITH THE'AMERICAN FORCES NORTHWEST OF VERDUN, Oct. 9.-American forces operating west of the Meuse river returned to the attack against the formidable Kriemhilde line today. This assault was. made just south of Romagne tand a brilliant, speedy advance forced the Germans back through the positions prepared so long by them. Further to the right, the Americans forced their way through Cunel wood, which was bristling with machine guns. This success made it easier to storm the Mamelle trench of the Kriemhilde-Steelune line by sweeping away the flanking fire which had previously rendered its capture so difficult. CANADIANS WERE FIRST London, Oct. 9.-The whole of Cambrai is in British hands, Field Marshal Haig reports tonight. The Canadians were the first to enter the town. Ten thousand prisoners and 200 guns were captured in the great defeat yesterday. \ j ADVANCE FIVE MILES Paris, Oct. 9. - Anglo-French troops have forced the Germans to a general retreat north and south \ of St. Quentin. The first army, pursuing . the enemy rearguards, has advanced about five miles to the east of St. Quentin and taken 2,000 prisoners. CAVALRY IN PURSUIT With the British Army on the , Cambrai-St. Quentin Front, Oct, 9. -The German troops on a 20-mjl^e front have been put to flight and �� the British cavalry is reported to be pursuing them, the Infantry, marching in columns of fours through villages hastily abandoned by the enemy. CAMBRAI IN RUINS. British Army Headquarters, Oct. 9.-(Reuter's).-Router's correspondent cables: - "Successive explosions have occurred in Cambrai, which have reduced the town to ru*ns,!' BATTLE PROGRESSES WELL London, Oct., 9.--(1.15)__The British advance along the battle-front between Cambrai and St. Quentin is proceeding very well today all along the line. There is not so much resistance by the. Germans as there was yesterday. This is probably due to the Germans having retired during the night. ...... Cavalry Pouring Through With the British Army on the Cam-brai-St. Quentin Front, Oct. 10.-By last night, the British and Americans had reached a point where it "was certain that the German lines, with probably one hard blow, could be crackejl. As a matter of fact, cavalry mightaav& gone through the German lines last night in considerable numbers. Only patrols were sent out, however, while the main 'bodies were held just back of the line. After a night of heavy firing from the British guns, during �which the sky seemed to blaze with, flashes, the 3rd and, 4th armies agai� attacked this morning from (�ambral� south to the front held by the Frenofc Canadians In Big Push At the same time Canadian and. English troops, after a "crash barrage," launched a powerful attack, extending some miles north from Cambrai. For; miles .the front suddenly sprang into action. The Canadians had hard going at one place just, north of Cambrai, but with great gallantry swept on after annihilating the Germans -who tried to bar their way. From there ou the resistance weakened and the Canadians, with the English, hurried eastward, smothering the usual screen of German machine gunners as; they went. Canadian and British troops met in the centre of Cambrai, which was entered from both north and south, and quickly mopped up. Many Germans had escaped, but many hundreds who had been, held there to launch a counter-attack, were either killed "or, oap� tured. Some of,the enemy troops, are still in deep cellars; two ^stories under (Continued on Page Six), .� j ;