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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - October 10, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta .VOLUME XI. *____._____.....- LKTMBHIDGK, ALBERTA, TMl'HSDAY, OCTOBKB 1d. I!HX 250,000 HUNS M MHKK li.m INDICATES REPLY LIKELY Austria Awaits Wilson's Reply With Feverish Impatience--Vienna Reports National Autonomy to be Introduced at Once-British Recall German Crimes and Demand Retribution. INFLUENZA SPREADING Toronto, Oct. fi.--|(epnrM 'from nil point* in eastern Canada. Indicate tlifit 111*- epidemic of Spanish Influenza is spread-i 11 k with remarkable rapidity, especially ill I In- law cities. Kncouraging reports to the effect, the di"ea-i. i, well in hand come from the various, military rumps in Ontario. f-Vw-er rasrs are bein;', reported and the death rate h. lower than at any time since ih,. epidemic .started. KAISER QUITS? TWO U, S. OFFICERS LOSE LIVES IN FIRE I Hallway, N..T.. Oct. lo Two officer-, inre reported Willed and several other? ! were injured in a lire whirh desirov-I til" officers' ipi.ii-tiM-s at l!;is" Ho--I pitiil Xo. ::. early today a; Colunia. i t hree miles troll) 1. ere. ____ i Tli" 'ire was i-..riiiii.--l to the ofi'ic- . ers' quarter-; and did not .spread to tho Persistent Rumors (hat German mam hospital iuiuiM:.?. Among the I injured are Lieut. 1-Tazor and l.ii-ul. Emperor Has Abdicated the Throne. t Basel, Oct. 10.-An authentic text of President Wilson'6 reply to Prince Maximilian's note has not yet been received by the German government, according to n dispatch from Berlin. Proper examination of the reply cannot he 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 Basel, Oct. 10.-"Only military reasons could compel us to accept President Wilson's conditions," ays the Cologne Gazette in com-mentlng 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. Amsienlam, Oct. |u. Uouin.ini,i i-J.iU to liave expressed a wish to in Itiati! lu-goi ititioiis "for a new solu tioif of the Oobrudja i|iie.ttion." ;ir t ordlng to the Vienna N'eiie I'rioii I'resse, as quoted hy ihe Cologne i;,4-nelto . * Autonomy For Austria. London, (lei. lo -It is reported from Vienna that the AiiStrn-HimgnrJaii ministerial council has decided to introduce national Autonomy "in order to make President Wilson's slipul.i tioti an accomplished fad." says an Kxohange Telegraph dispatch from ( oponhagen today. The Czech purly did not take part In the deliheriitions. the dispatch adds. I; is holding nil important meeting today. A moveiiienl favoring a proclamation separating Austria and 11 mi i*in->-Is milking extremely rapid progress among the public in the dual monarchy, according to mi K.xchungc Telegraph dispatch from Zurich. Demands Retribution. London, Oct. I�. - -Tlio demand for something more lhan unconditional -urreiuler from t lei many i- l.....niiiiii; intensified in the newspapers here. Letters recalling the crime.-, of (!er-niiiiiy and urging retribution include one from I'i nt". Spencer Wilkinson. who ilcelaie.. Unit a loiiiiition pr.....�� dent I in- ih" ces-a!ion of hostilities should he Ihe occupation hy the allies of Met,-. S'r.ii*hiirg, .Mainz. Trent. Trieste and Tola. Viscount Middlelon. former score lury ol state lor India, asks that the allies make a declar.ition that peace .-hall not he mi!rlc until retribution is exacted iriiru Cenmin towns for vandalism in I'rance. The Times spiak, of the cncmyY policy of burning and des! roving towns as he ret mats as a cnn'1 and mean hlackmail and says tli.-it Ce.-mnn town* like Hamburg and l-'runl'iii|e|'ed the visltitr; federal i iiiiiilster.s last night hy civic and niiini-1 cipal ofiicials. at which t'ne necessity ' of increasing the allowance to .-�li-| dier-' dependent-- and the ibc-lup-' tii�� iit ol this- port wen- pointed out. 'ji'.en. Mewlnirn. minister of inilitia. | aid he would su�(;i--.t to the govern-j mriit that the separation allowance I to dependents Of 11 "11 Com 111 i s s loii of- ! fleers iind men he increased hy n i month. bringing it up to $;iu; to , i l.-i-s warrant officers' ilijpeiuhii t -. an increase or $."i a month, to to lieutenant .' dependents, an increase of Wiiii the Canadian l-'or - Karly liiis inorniiu' tin troops [lenetrateii (atnhi now in compietii po-.-e--ion of tin-iiy. Thus is fulfill.-d t'o- legitimate iiihitioii of the eirp- fur -. Oct. Canadian j and v.meii t! mil Dill Fittingly Crowns Brilliant Work! PARIS, Oct. 10.-A quarter of a million Germans are of Corps Since Attack at , nQw m ve[Yc/d[ |jetwccn Cambrai and St. Quentin witli the allies hot on their heels, according to the battlefront reports that came in through the night. At some points tjie advance has exceeded I 5 miles m the past two days. This forward movement of the allies is regarded as the; first step in the general retreat of ihe Germans*, which now seems inevitable, for it is doubtful whether Gen. Ludcndorff las such fortified positions on the upper Qise and the Sambre canal as to permit him effectively to resist the exploitation of the victory of the last two davs on the allied side. EAST OF LE CATEAU-ST. QUENTIN ROAD PARIS, Oct. 10. French troops, advancing east of the St. Quentin-Le Cateau railroad, have captured Staves wood and Bocquiax village and further south have taken Marcy and reached Fontaine Notre Dame, as well as Fonsomme, it is officially announced. WITHIN TWO MILES OF LE CATEAU LONDON, Oct. 10.-Furtl kt progress was made by tine Movement of In eii fiKlniiiK hard s-ornn-il the Canal ' troop; RettiiiK to tlii'ir di-stina-1 lions without a hitch. Dm- :;rd divi- , sion had thi' honor of crossing the ca- i p �  l l  I i " uai ami peiu'tnuiiiK into the ,-ity. Tin-1 biitish last night toward the northerji part of the present cli-nii-nt of surprise assisted in over- f.,.i",f/^i-r" wh.imiiiK ihe enemy d-ictis,. i, tl,,.; Ifont, to the east ot Lamlnai. hi streets, once place d Arms wa-reached tlo-y spn-ad out over Ih" entire area and by daylight had passed through tin- city to the .-�iiitheasl. Wi-11 out on tin1 Avenue do Valenciennes, while on tin- southwesi Micy had established themselves at i'.t.- ciriii-r of Boulevard dr- lu l.ibi-rt.- and Porte de Paris. Some enemy element , apparently were cau.iilit between ihe city ami the Imperials fiirtoii-  oi-th. Our troops hoRuu at once 'o try to save the city from the fires ' broke out ;:t --.'iiriouH points. The .illie, liave rot. Mroit a sIiikIo shell into Catnh'ai and lh"se Jf!-�-,-> must have been of incendiary orUi'". .Mi'imti'iii', our "id division swept out. due east to the line of the Scheldt canal, securir.i; all liiidReheads as far as Kswar.s an I (up Hiring Moronrhies. Hainillles- lib-, . - increased to public schoola, of a provincial bur. research and n erf- Oltawa. Oct. 10. -The Imuinion bureau of statistics lias just completed a census for 1017 of the pulp and paper Industry throitKliaut Canada. Alto-Kflthcr the census embraced Sit concerns, of whicli 111 were cnKafiod in the manufacture; of pulp only, l'i; in the manufacture of paper only and 2'.\ miinufactiuini; both paper and pulp. Tho total capital Invostnil in thin Industry, imiujliuK 1-uuls, huildhiKs. machinery, stocks on hand and work-Inn capital, anointed to $ I Sfi.a74.iiO.".. Tho total number of employees on waRes. wan ::ii,iis."i males and t!71 females. On .salaries, lt),;;4,") males anil fe.maloE. The total salary and waybill wus $::(),:! n.i'sn. The iiRKreifiite vnlun of production In 1II17 was *!>ii,'J4S,8�-l. E lghting is now going on southeast of Cambrai. on both sides of Candry, Field Marshal Haig reported toda_\'. The British are now within two miles of Le Cateau. Sai-laumines and Noyelles have been eaptured. The capture of Saullaumines and Noyelles represents a British advance in the district of Lens. i Between Lens and the Scarpe, the British are also advancing and are in touch with the Germans to the west of the lino of Vitry-en-Arloise, Azel-le-lZquerchin and Rouvroy. ( 'YANKS STORM KRIEMHILDE LINE WITH THE AMERICAN FORCES NORTHWEST OF VERDUN, Oct. 9.-American force3 operating west of the Meuse river returned to the attack against the formidable Kriumhilde 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 Mamellc trench of the Kriemhilde-Steelune line by sweeping away the flanking fire which had previously rendered its capture so difficult. Ilcisin of the proposed plan for reassessing farm lands in cities, woro tho subjects which came up for discussion at tin- opening .sessions of tho 14tli animal conference of the Union of Alberta Municipalities today. About 40 diicKules are present from Various towns and cities. Mayor Uoldeu, of Vi>Kruvil)e, is the chairman of the conference. 11. \V., commissioner of jiub-lie. works of U'thbriilKo, In aw mldress on municipal assessments and taxation, criticized tho plan of re-assess-lug farm lands in titles recently evolved utter a series of lutor-clty conferences describing It us a scheme to take Hi per cent, of tho assessment of outlying portions and put it on tho business portion and predicllnR much dispute and difficulty in levylnc tho proposed lucouiu tux. Tho address was lury provoeuUvat Big Macleori Man Too Much for Town and Provincial Police-Likely Crossed Border. ( to the Herald) .Unolaod, Ool. 10.-D. J. Campbell recoiveti word that lil.s son Archie, who w�s reported misslnfi, la a prisoner of war In Germany. Mrs. A. Alexander ot 1104 North 17th St., West Macleod, is In reeoipt of a inesna(ce that her son,.loan, has nunln beett wounded, in the hand this time Ho had just neon back a few days nl tho time he was wounded. sThls is the fourth time for tula Maclood boy, (Kpi-iinl to llin Urrtlil) Miicleod, Oct. 10.-Tuesday eveniu.: the A.l'.P. with the town piillie were searching the house of Curl Henderson on 17th St., to which Mr. Henderson objected, and very much In a strenuous way, attempted to eject the men in the dischurge of their duly, from his house. Henderson, who is a lari;e man, took advantage of their turning and knocked the A.l'.l'. down, then quickly overturned the town police, who both bear the murks of war, Henderson then got out the buck door, secured a car and drove to Urocket, where he engaged another to take him towards Koptonay Ltlkes, and is no doubt across the lino by the time the sun voso next morning. A chase was made but tho start was too much in the darkness of the evening to follow up. Both tho police woro on duty next morning. SPANISH FLU' WIDESPREAD Washington, Oct. 10.-Reports to tho state department yesterday said Spanish influeiun is prevalent in Capetown, Africa; KlizHbothtown, Australia, ami l'ernumbucto, South America. 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 prlconers and 200 guns were captured in the great defeat yesterday. ADVANCE FIVE MILES Paris, Oct. 9. - Anijlo-F'rench 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 .'.C00 prisoners. C-AVAII RY IN PURSUIT With the British Army on the Cambrai-St. Quentin Front, Oct. 9. -The German troops on a 20-mlle front have been out to flight and the British cavalry is reported to be pursuing them, the infantry marching in columns of fours througli villages, hastily abandoned by the enemy. CAMBRAI IN RUINS British Army Headquarters, Oct. 9.- (Renter's).- Reuter's correspondent cables: "Successive explosions have occurred in Cambrai, which have reduced the town to ruins," BATTLE PROGRESSES WELL London, Oct.. 9.-�( 1.15).-The British advance along the battle-front between Cambrai and St. Quentin iu 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 tho night. Cavalry Pouring Through Willi iin- llriti-ii Army on the Cam-br.ii-St. (lui'iilin Front. Oct. 10. fly last niglii, tlie Hriiish and Americans had readied a point where it wus cor. lain thai the ( linos, with probably one hard blow, could be cracked. A:; a matter of fact, cavalry might hlfvu gone through the (ieriuan lines last, night in considerable numbers. Only patrols were sent out, however, while the main bodies were held jiiM buck of the line. After a night of heavy firing from the British guns, during which Ihe sky seemed to lilazi- twith flashes, the :',rd and 4th armies agaia aliacked this morning from i.'amhnuV south to the front held by the 1'rcuufc Canadians in Big Push At Ihe same lime Canadian and Knglish troops, after a "crash barrage." launched a powerful attack,  �Mending -Mime miles north from Cambrai. l-'or miles the iroin suddenly sprang into action. The Canadians bail bard going al one place jus! north of I'amhrai, hut with gival gallantry swept on after annihilating Ihe Cor-mails who tried to bar their way, l-'roni there on the resistance weakened iind tile Canadians, with the Knglish, hurried eastward, smothering tlio usual screen of Lierinun machine, gunners as they went. Canadian and British troops met In the centre of Cumbrul, which was entered from both north and south anil quickly mopped up. Many Germans had escaped, but many hundreds who had. been held tlioro lo launch a counter-attack, were either killed or captured. Some, of the enemy troops are still lu deep cellars two stories under XCON'TINUKU ON l'.Uili SlX), 09 ;