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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 11, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Don't Say You Had No Notice, SAVE! VICTORY LOAN Is VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1918 NUMBER 256 to Declare War on Buigars Is London Report-Bulgarian Minister Likely to Be Handed His Passports. CONSTANTINTLE ISOLATED Berlin Reports Road Practically Cut-Turk Massacres In t Armenia. t London, Oot. 11.-Serbian troops after capturing Leskovatz again advanced and on Oct. 8 had reached a line 10 miles to the north of that town, says an official statement issued by the Serbian general staff. More than 3000 prisoners were taken and five more guns were captured. TURKS-BULGARS TO FIGHT. London, Oct. 10.-The Porte has ' been advised that Bulgaria is es-'' petted to send troops against Turkey in an.expedition planned I by the entente allies, according to a dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph' Company from Amster- , dam, quoting, advices from Con-' " stantinople. The dispatch adds: ' lib is thought probable that the ... �ul.g'a�iari' .rhlnlster to '"TiJrkey* ' Wiilb^ iianded his passports in 24 hours." Cut Berlin-Turk Road. . Copenhagen, Oct. 10.-The interruption of direct communication between Bulgaria, Germany and Turkey is ehown by an Item in the Berlin newspapers yesterday, that the Balkan express left'that day as usual, but, in view bf the unsafe 'traffic conditions in Bulgaria it probably can only be run to Nisli. It probably will bo possible, the newspapers add, to transport passengers to Sofia and Constantinople in local trains. Turkish Massacres. London, Oct. 11. - Mesopotamian dispatches received here record the arrival inside the British lines of 47.000 Assyrian, Armenian and Russian refugees from Lrumlah, Persian Armenia who broke through, the Turkish front and made their escape. Another 10,000 refugees,'according to the dispatches, are distributed in Kurdistan towns or are wandering in the hills. The Turks pursued them, but were driven back by British cavalry. Later, the Turks entered Uru-xnlah and massacred 200 persons, mostly Old men. It is reported that 600 Christian women have been distributed among the Turkish troops and the Moslem inhabitants of Urumiah. T >x-4' Flu| Here; Closed SIR GEORGE BURY GRANT HALL Who resigned yesterday as Vlve-Presi- Who succeeded Sir George Bury as dent oftlie'CJP.R. Vice-President of the company. Kaiser Calls in Vassal Kings Before Reply to Wilson's- Note; Huns Anxious About Contents Order Issued By Medical Health Officerr-Urges Closing of Meetings. THEATRES STILL OPEN Everything Possible Being Done to Check Spread of the Disease. Spanish flu' 6a 'hough it i.s Imp Shelled Ticonderoga-s Lifeboats and 250* of Crew of 275 Perished. An Atlantic Port, Oct. 10.-The Ani-tU'icaii Bteamer Ticonderoga, reported torpedoed yesterday by a Germaii Bubmarlne, carried a crew ot about 275 men and it is reported that 250 men perished in the sinking of the Vessel, According to the story of survivors, Ibo submarine was not. sighted until tie had torpedoed the vessel. The torpedo did not strike a vital spot, however, and the big vessel put up a battle. 1 "Our gun crews did not fire many �hpts," said one of the crew. "The forward gun was shot away almost at once.... The afoer gun and its crew was done for almost as quickly. Then the xueii went to the boats, but it was no use, as the Germans shelled the boats, accounting for those who otherwise might have been saved." Altogether, 'according to survivors, eight lifeboats were riddled with shrap-6el by the submarine's cannon. THE WEATHER High .'..'....;----........ 64, Low ................"S....... 40' Jrarseast-Fair and warmer. Amsterdam, Oct.: 11.-�-Ernperor. William has summoned the sovereigns of a||.the German federal states to Berlin for. a consultation before answ�n-(rig (President Wil-Eon's" note, accoi-dli�s,.to,a Cologne dispatch.' Suohua. conference Vs most'unique Iri'tne "history of Germany. GERMANY ANXIOUS London, Oct. IT.-Germany's answer to President Wilson's questions is awaited with great anxiety in Germany, according to a Copenhagen dispatch to the Central News, Mr. Wilson's reply to the German peace proposals was published in the newspapers of Berlin Wednesday evening. The official North German Gazette says: 'We have reason to believe that the peace step which has been commenced will be continued." FRENCH APPROVE IT Parl3, Oct. ll.^-(Havas). - President Wilson's reply to the German peace note was approved today by a vote of the committee on foreign'affairs of the chamber of deputies. The resolution also expressed reliance in the government not to accept on behalf of the French any armistice which would not provide, for atonement and for the guarantees, "to which the victorious armies of the entente are entitled." GREY SUPPORTS WILSON London, Oct. 11.-At a meeting last night Viscount Grey spoke; in support of President Wilson's policy of a league of free nations. The hall was packed and hurfdreds were unable to obtain admission. George Barnes, Labor member of the war cabinet, who presided, declared that the war must go on to its inevitable end. There could be no league of nations until Prussian militarism wa3 uprooted, An all embracing league of nations- -was- the- allies' war aim; if the war ended without it, democracy was lost.' Viscount Grey began *his speech by saying that one of the objects of the. meeting was to assure the government of their support in tho actual conduct of tho war. Dealing with the improvement in the military situation, Viscount Grey appealed for a continuance of the united Support of tho government. Peace was in sight, and any lack of support or any disunion among the allies, or anything giving Germariy hop_e of a stalemate, would cause peace to recede. "While no real chance of securing a- really good and secure peace miist' be neglected;" said' Viscount Grey, "think what a nightmare it would be, if, after reaching a peace conference, believing the war had ended, we found that the military rulers of Germany were still the people of real authority, and that while peace was being discussed, it was being undermined by the man who made the war, -whose policy as to war will never change. That must be avoided at all coats. That is why I say President Wilson's reply was a wise reply. "German chancellors have crossed the stage-like transient phantoms during the last few months. We .don't know where we are, regarding the particular chancellor." ' ANOTHER RESIGNATION Amsterdam, Oct. 11.-The resignation of Herr Von Berg, chief of the German emperor's civil cabinet, has been accepted, according to the Vos-slsche Zeitung of Berlin. He -will be succeeded by a personality acquainted with parliamentary conditions and usages, the paper says. Jas hit Lethbridge. possible to get an exact count of the cases, there are said to be about 30, of which five or six are serious. As a preventive measure M.H.O. Dr. DeVeber this morning issued an order cloiing the schools, theatres and other 'places of meeting. The school children were sent home this nferjiing when they reached schoolj At first an order was issued that the theatres Close but the theatre men protested strongly that they had alreadjjNipent considerable mone^ arranging programs/for to-nlght>���ttte order was-rescinded, and the theaffltH*Hr^e' open tonight. - The churches are being asked to co-operate to the extent of .cancelling or curtailing their usual Sunday services. An emergent meet'ng of the 'Board of Health Is being held this ' afternoon to discuss the situation. .Everything possible is being done here to check the disease on Its inception. There is an enormous run on the drug stores today for' preventive medicine. British and Yanks Cross La Selle, While French Force Crossing Aisne, Near Laon 1 ** v v v v  FLU' CHECKED IN ONTARIO * Toronto, Oct. 10.-Encourag-reports received hero today regarding the epidemic of influenza in the province of Ontaiv io, indicate that the disease has been checked to some extent at some places,- especially in the large towns. The fine dry weather experienced during the last two days is held responsible for the decrease in deaths and cases by many doctors. Hun Retreat on Cambrai-St. Quentin Front Continues Precipitately-Le Cateau Captured-French Force German Withdrawal to Aisne, and Outflank That Defense. NEARLY 400 LOSE I JAP STEAMER IS BOLSHEVIK! ARE London, Oct. 11.-The war office last night issued the following communication from the Archangel front in north Russia: ( "On Oct. li, the enemy made a strong counter-attack both by river and by land on the allied position at Selets-kaya, 1.70 miles frbin Archangel, on the river Dvina. The attack was repulsed and the enemy was drJVen up the river, leaving behind tVr'b machine guns and 50 men killed. "In the Shenkusk region, which lies between Archange], the Vologda river and the Dvina, the .enemy is still retiring, followed by'a mixed force of Americans and Russians. In that region the enemy has Been trying to deceive the, allied; forces by wearing white sleeve "bands, which are the mark of the White Guards. Hirarfo Marti Victim of Hun Sub off Irish Coast-Sinks In1 Seven Minutes. A British Port, Monday, Oct. 7.-The Japanese steamer Hirano Maju, of 7,935 tons gross, has been torpedoed and sunk. It is feared that 500 lives were lost. The vessel was outward bound from Japan and carried about 200 passengers. The vessel was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine early Friday morning when about 300 miles south of Ireland. The few survivors who were picked up by the American torpedo boat Sterrett have been brought here. They declare that the torpedo struck the steamer in the forward engine room. Nothing remained for those on board, including the women and children, but to plunge into the ocean. "X large number, however, went. doVu with the ship. The vessel disappeared completely within seven minutes after being struck by the torpedo. The scene was indescribable. The weather was bad and rather hazy. The cries of the drowning were heart aching. Nobody had been Bup-pliod with life belts and only the strongest were able to stand the buffeting waves and exposure. The commander of the American destroyer stated that he heard the explosion and steered his vessel for the point whence the sound came. He found that the ship had disappeared and he saw a mass of people struggling in the water. " 'There were no small boats available, so the destroyer, in the bad,weather, steamed about picking up those who were still .-alive. The destroyer picked up 30 persons one of whom died while being Srsught to shore.. , BULLETINS CHOLERA SPREADS IN BERLIN Basel, Oct. 11.-Cholera is slowly-spreading in Berlin despite the preventive measures taken, a' Berlin dispatch today states. Seventeen cases were reported on October 8 and 15 deaths occur, red from the disease. BREAKS OFF RELATIONS Basel, Oct. 11.-The German minister to Bulgaria left Sofia yesterday after confiding German Interests in the oountry to the representative of Holland, it was announced today by - the Frankfort Gazette. , UrJDER MARTIAL LAW? Pari*, Oct. 11.-A rumor was circulated on the. Paris bourse this afternoon that Constantinople had been declared under martial law. Ottoman values Jumped 3 and 4 points. Turkish securities were in great demand and there was much trading in them. NEED AN ARMISTICE. Basel, Oct. 11.-President Wilson's reply to the peace'proposals of the central powers 'does not create a new situation, says the Frankfort Gazette, which adds: "The grave reasons for an armistice continue and they will determine the decision which the government should take." Subs Once More Active In the Irish Sea-Had Over 700 on Board. Belfast, Oct. 11.-Many lives were lost when the mall steamer Leinster was torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea yesterday morning. Three hundred survivors; have been landed at Kingstown. Two torpedoes were fired at the steamer. One- struck near the bow. The steamer sa'nk within 15 minutes. The passengers, including many women and children, numbered 650 and the boat carried a crew of 70. An incoming mail steamer reports that she passed through the wreckage, but was not permitted to stop to do any rescue work, in accordance with the orders of the British admiralty. Her passengers counted 40 dead bodies floating in the water. Of the 21 mail clerks on board, 20 were killed" outright by the explosion and the twenty-first was blown through the side of the ship, being picked up at sea later. First Report. Loudon, Oct. 10.-Pour hundred persons perished in the torpedoing of the Leinster, according to a report which cannot be confirmed.  CABINET DISCUSSES FOOD REGULATIONS �Ottawa, Oct. 11.-Food regulations, it is understood, were under consideration at a' meeting of the cabinet council this morning. Hon. N. W. Rowell, who returned from the west today, was. in attendance._ *> LOOKS LIKE FREE BELGIUM AGAIN SOON i London, Oct. ll.-rBelgian authorities have delivered order* to Belgians resident in England, directing them to return to their native land, according to the Sheffield Daily Telegraph'. .- ! The report that the Leinster had been sunk on hejf regular voyage from Dublin to Holly 'Head would indicate that the German U-boats have again succeeded in getting into St. George's Channel. Nothing has been reported of a submarine being in that water for a long time and it was reported that every precaution had been taken with regard to.this channel, as well as the English Channel.- > Bigger Type of Sub. ' London, Oct. 11.-The sinking of the Japanese steamship Hirano Maru and the Dublin mail boat Loinster mark incidents of a new submarine campaign which- the Germans launched about ten days ago, according to the Mail. It adds that at that time renewed submarine ' activity became evident in various directions, notably along the routes! followed by steamers carrying American troops. It is reported that the new U-boats are much larger - and more heavily armed than any'which have been sent out previously: by Germany. Among the missing on board the Leinster, is Lady Alexandria PhylliB Hamilton, daughter of the Dowager Duchess of Abercorn. 600 Lives Lost Dublin, Oct. 11.-It is believed that | (100 lives were lost in the sinking of the mall 'steamer Leinster by a torpedo in the Irish Sea, yesterday, it was stated today at the office of her owners. Only about 150, it was added, were saved. Passenger Saw It Dublin,' Oct.' IL-t^A passenger on board the mail steamer Leinster saw the fatal torp'edjj" -approaching the ship. He informed' the captain, but the torpedo-was so near that escape was impossible'; '�' LONDON, Oct. 11 .-(1 p.m.)-(By Associated Press)] -Today's advices from the battlefront indicate it is virtually certain the Germans will have to evacuate the St. Gobain forest almost immediately. The Germans are evacuating the Chemin-des-Dames under pressure of the converging attack west and south of it. LE CATEAU TAKEN BY BRITISH LONDON, Oct. 10.-Le Cateau has been-captured by the British, Field'Marshal Haig announced in his report tonight. The British have advanced rapidly along the whole front. They now hold the line of the La Selle river from St. Souplet to Soilesmes, which represents an advance of about 10 miles east of Cambrai; Many civilians have been found in the towns and villages,- 25,00 being liberated in Caudry alone. (. - � y: ' . ' �' ' 2 FRENCH CAPTURE TOWNS NORTH OF AISNE PARIS, .Oct. 11.-French troops last night advanced ii the region north ^6f the Aishe and-captured the towns of Chivy and Moulins' and then pushed on beyond, the French war office announced today. Italian ^troops reached a point south of Courtecon on the Chemin-des-Dames, which highway the French have gained possession of as fdr as the heights at Cerney-en-Laonnois. . BATTLE ON 30-MILE FRONT WITH THE ANGLO-AMERICAN FORCES SOUTHEAST OF CAMBRAI, Oct. 11 .-The great battle now being fought in this region is on a front of nearly 30 miles today, it having been extended to the north. The British are gaining everywhere. There is virtualy no enemy infantry opposition. LA SELLE RIVER CROSSED BY BRITISH LONDON, Oct. 11.-American troops operating with the British on the front southeast of Cambrai completed last night the capture of Vaux-Andigny and St. Souplet, Field Marshal Haig announced in hit official statement today. ' ' The river La Selle has been crossed �by the British north of La Cateau. Fighting is.going on in the eastern section of that town. In the region Immediately east of Cambrai, the British have reached the outskirts of the village of St, Vaast and St. Aubert. The British are continuing to push forward on the front between Cambrai and Lens. They made progress during the night in the direction of Douai. They are also progressing east of Saullaumines and along the northerly bank of the Hautt^ Deule canal, east of Lens. . BIG. HUN RETREAT IN CHAMPAGNE PARIS, Oct. 10.-French troops today crossed the Aisne east of Qeuilly, southeast of Laon, and. drove the enemy back. The French have -gained ground north of Berry-au-Bac and have taken prisoners, according to the official statement at th�r war office tonight. " In the Champagne sector, the Germans have begun a retreat toward the Aisne river. French forces have crossed the Aisne at Tornes and have occupied the station at Grande Pre, where numerous prisoners were taken. CARRIED AWAY ARCHBISHOP Oh the British Front in France, Oct. 11.-.(Havas.)-Monsigneur Chollet. archbishoD of Cambrai, was carried away by the Germans when they.evacuated the city; Cambrai Being Left Behind. Anglo-American Forces Southeast of Cambrai, Oct. 11.-The only resist-anc0 worth mentioning is coming from the enemy machine gunners. The bulk of the enemy artillery seems to have fled so far east of tho battle ground as to be out of range. The high ground on the eight-mile front between St. Hilaire and Le Cateau, to the southeast, was found to be alive with machine guns when the British approached and the cavalry patrols were held up for some time. North or the Le Cateau-St. Hilaire line, the Germans are ^n headlong tlight, according: to the laBt reports from airplane observers. The Douai salient has been made still deeper, and the news that the Germans are beginning .to evacuate that city may be expected at any moment. . , , ! Cambrai is being rapidly left behind in the battle area. As the, armies push forward there are nowhere any signs that the Germans intend making a determined stand, but-the British are going a little slower now, as it is impossible for the vast organization in the rear of the three armies to keep pace with the advance, although what has been done' so far,will sound almost incredible when it may be told1. Up to a late hour last night, the British 3rd army had within' 18 ' hours made an average advance, of more than four miles and the 4th army from one to three miles, whilo.the 1st army, northeast of Cambrai had made 'geher-progress of three . miles.' All the armies continue to move eastward.- East of Bohain, the British are ap- proaching Mannevret and the Andigny forest, while east of Vaux-Andigny. they are drawing closer >vto Wassigny." Prom Le Cateau. w.hlch was talcen after a struggle, the troops are striking in the direction of Bazeuil, 3% miles southeast of Le Cateau. King to Haig London, Oct. 11.-The King has sent the following message to Field Marshal Haig: "The magnificent advance of the armies under your command, powerfully supported by our American comrades and opposed by a retreating, but stubborn foe, and against the most formidable defenses which human ingenuity and strength could devise, fills me with admiration, pride and gratitude. "These sentiments aro shared by the people of tho Empire. In their name I, from my heart, congratulate you and all the ranks." British Official London, Oct. 11.-The text of tkft British statement reads: ""Yesterday evening American troops captured Vaux-Andigny and St. Souplet. British troops crossed the-river la Selle, north of Le Cateau, in the eastern portions of which fighting is taking place. "West of Soulimes, we have:vreaclK ed the outskirts-of St.; Vaast and^St.;. Aubert. North of Cambrai, we captured a few prisoners last night in the village of HeinvLenglet, "Progress ' was made during' the, night'north of the Scarpe in the dir"ec-, tion, of tIzelle-le-Equerchia .and% alsq. east" of Saullaumines and,, along Ttbev.^ nprth bank of the Haute Deule^anaV east of Lens," ' 16 ;