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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - October 11, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Don't Say You Had No Notice, SAVE! VICTORY LOAN COMING! I VOLUME XI. LETHBHIDGH, ALBERTA, FHIDAY. OCTOHKH 11, 101X M MBKR 236 9 Turks to Declare War on if. Bulgars Is London Report-IWilgarian Minister Likely to lie Handed His Passports. rOXSTANTLVPLK SSOLATKD llerlin Reports Road Practically Cut-Turk Massacres In Armenia. Spanish Flu Here Schools Briti Selle Cros ross 9 Close La While French Force Laon -n ********* * * v v * * v ;:; ,j jun Qn Cam|xa;_St. Qucntin Front Continues Prccip- Order Issued By Medical Health Officer-Urges (losing of Meetings. *_ THEATRES STILL OPEN *  SIR GEORGE BURY GRANT HALL Who ivMiuinl yesterday as Vivo-Presi- Wim Mtceooded Sir George Bury a.� j i\cn\. of the C.P.U. VUel'resident of the company. Everything Possible Being Done lo Check Spread of the Disease. #> FLU' CHECKED IN ONTARIO Toronto. Oi : I" ---Km ourag-reporK rec�-lved !� -1**� today regarding the f'11i>i Ontario, indb-ate that tlic disease has been checked tn ii:.'' f\lf'tit at some places, c- |m-dally in tIn* large tOWIH. 'I'll" flii" di'V weather experienced ihit iiii, the hist, tw.j da> s i- In-Ill if pom ihlo fo" the den � ;.se in i|f,it :i  ami (.ast;s by many dm Tr.r.;. * * t itatclv-Lc Cat �au Captured French Force German Withdrawal to Aisne. and Outflank That Defense. 4 4 v ! *_ + 4 4 LONDON, Oct. I I.-(I p.m.) -(By Associated Press) Today's advices from the battlefront indicate it is virtually certain the Germans will have to evacuate the St. Gobaiu ting th v. The G sermans are evacua v v v v *.* v v V v * _ � 4 Kai aiser Call s in London, Oct. 11.-Serbian troops after capturing Lesknvrtz again advanced and on Oct. 8 had reached a line 10 miles lo 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 enptursd. TURKS-BULGARS TO FIGHT. London, Oct. 10.-The Porte has been advised that Bulgaria is cs pec ted to send troops against Turkey in an expedition planned i by the entente -iMres. according to a dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Company from Amsterdam, quoting advices from Constantinople. The dispatch adds: "It is thought probable that the Bulgarian minister to Turkey Will be handed his passports in 21 hours." Cut Berlin-Turk Road. ('openhng'-n. Oct. In. Th*' interruption of direct communication hclwirii 3tu.fv.rin, *Icnnanj and Turk*/ is tduiwn bv an ii'-ai in the Berlin now- papers vesierdav. that the Balkan ox- i '�,�^ ivWV 10 Ormau peace pro-priMs left tliiir iiK usual, hut. i�!P�Tls was published in the newspnp- view tif th.. unsafe traffic condition*. |1 rs ,,f llr|'iiu Wednesday evening. The in HulKii>4it it probably run only I" assa mgs Before Reply to Wilson's Note; nxious About Contents Amsterdam, Oct. 11.-Emperor William has summoned the sover. eignr. of all the German federal states to Berlin for a consultation before answering President Wilson's note, according to a Cologne dispatch. Such n conference w most unique In the history of Germany. GERMANY ANXIOUS I am don. Oct. 11.--(lormuny 's an-� w.t to l*ro" \Kt tlial (In? ! p continued." FRENCH APPROVE IT Pari *. Oct. I 1. - Uliivna �. - Pnvl-i'iMit WiHop's reply to tho (icrmau jifiice ji'ttf was approved toilay by a Lontlnn. Oct. 11. - Mesop.M nnlan , vm.- of il-.e cominitH'c on foretRu af- in*'U have heeu distrl-i�uiwl runout tlio Turkish troops and tlie Moslem Inhabitants of I'miniuh. MORE SEA ATROCITY Shelled Ticonderopra^ Lirehoat.s unci 250 of Crew of 27"> Teiished. would not provide for atonement and tor the Kuaranteefs "to which the victorious armies of the eutnntu are en-Htb*a." GHEY SUPPORTS WILSON London, U;'t. 11. At a mentitiK last nij;ht Vlsour.i (Jrey spoko in support of Pre.-'id* at Wilson's policy of a loa-jum itf free nations. The hall \vas packed and buinlrcds woro unable to obtain admission. r.enrRe Haines, Labor member of ihe war cabinet, who proHidod, declared that the war must ko on to its inevitable end. Thoro could lie no league of nations until Prussian mill* nirism was uproottMl. An all ombrarinR leamie of nations wus the ullios' war aim; if the war ended without it, dom-! ocracy was lost. Viscount tJrey bopan*his apcorh by >ayiiiK onu of tho objofts of tin-! meet ins was Lo assure, tho Kovornmont j and sunk. |e of -1aleiiiat'-. would cau-e peace to re- Cedf. "While Jin real chance of securing :i re,illy i;ood and secure peace must he i-e^'.ecled." said Viscount firoy, "think what a nl^htmaro it would be. if. after reaching a peace conference, betjevirif; the war hud ended, we found that the militarv rulers ot (lormauy were still .lie people of real authority, and that while peace was being dis-' cussed, it. was beiritf undermined by the man who made the war, whose policy as to war will never change. That tnu.-t he avoided at all costs. That is whv 1 sav President Wilson's reply was a wise reply. "Viennan chancellor* have crossed the MaKe-like transient phantoms during the last few months. We don't know where we are, re^ardin^ the particular chancellor." ANOTHER RESIGNATION Amsterdam, Oct. 11.-The retii;rna-tioii of llerr Von Merg. chief of the Herman emperor's civil cabinet, bus j been accepted, accordiuK to the Von-sische ZeituuK of Ilerlin. He will bo succeeded by a Personality acquainted with parliamentary conditions and usages, the paper says. Spanish flu' nns hit Lethbridge. Though it is impossible to get an exact count of the cases, there arc said to be about 30. of which five or six are seriou::. As a preventive measure M.H.O. Dr. DeVebcr this morning issued an order closing the schools, theatres and other places of meeting. The school children were sent home this morning when they reached school, At first an order was issued that the theatres close but the theatre men protested strongly that they had already spent considerable money arranginq programs for tonight so the order was rescinded, and the theatHfc will be open tonight. The churches arc being asked to co-operate to the extent of cancelling or curtailing their usual Sunday services. An emergent meeting 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. SINKS LEINSTER ^ forest almost imtuediatel � iCliemin-des-Dames under pressure of the converging attack west and south of it. LE CATEAU TAKEN BY BRITISH LONDON, Oct. 10.-Lc Cateau has beerr captured by the British, Field Marshal Haig announced in his report lo-night. I he British have advanced rapidly along the whole front, rhev now hold the line of the La Selle river from St. Subs Once More Active In the | alone. et to Soilesmes, which represents an advance of about ; 10 miles east of Camhrai. Many civilians have been found in the towns and villages, 2500 being liberated in Caudry Irish Sea-Had Over 700 on Hoard. ! ISelfast. Oct. II.--Many lives y.-.-n o.-r v. hen tin* mail ^! earner he in. j w;m torpedoed and Mink in the ti Sen vest� :il.iy morning. Three hundred surv'vof^ h.ivt- lit'Mi l.tmh-d at Kin^Mown. B U LLETIN S JAP STEAMER IS LOST 11 initio Maru Victim of Hun Sub off Irish Coast-Sinks In Seven Minutes. CHOLERA SPREADS IN BERLIN Basel, Oct. 11.-Cholera is slowly spreading in Berlin despite the preventive measures taken, n Berlin dispatch today states. Seventeen cases were reported on October 8 and 15 deaths occurred from the disease. An Atlantic Porl, Oct. In. - The. Am-ricHii Hteiiliter Ticun.'iero:;ii, report-t orpixloeil yeslenl.iy hy a (lermiin tuibmarlne, carried a crow of ahout C7r� men anil it is reported that UMi men perished in the sinking of tho According to the story of survivors, tfcn mihmarlno wii:, not siKhieo! until luul tOi|)edoed the vesnel. The torpmlo did iml strike a vUnl ypol, ftowovor, and tho bi^ ve.sriel put up a Ijattlo. man v "The forward sun was . hot a\v;iy alnm.-U at. once. The after ;;un mul its crew was dono for ulmo:;t ns (juickly. Thuu tho men wonl to the hoath. hut it was no Use, uti tho (iorinaiiH jhidled the hoats, �(H:ouutlnK for ihoae who oUuuwiso Iiilght huvo boon saved." AltoKOthor, accurUluK lo Hurvivors, eight llfoboatH wtire ridillod with ahrup-t>ol by tho Hutmmrlue's c^nuoii- "Onr kuii crews did not tiro Hhots," said one. of the crew. THE WEATHER High ..... Low ..... Farscast- F�lr and warmer. 64 4G London, Oct, 11.---The war office last ni^ijt Lssued t)i*> following eonimuniea-llon from the ArchunRed front in north HiidHia: "On Oct. G, the onoiny mailo a sironK connter-aiiack hoth hy rivor and hy laud on the alliod puultlon i\\ SoleU-knya, I To inlloh from Archaur>*-'1 on tho river Uvina. The atiuek waa rtmulHod un(I the enemy wns driven up the river, leuvhiK bwiiind two machine giuis and Go men Uillod. "In tho Sh*-nkusk region, which Hob hotweuu Arehangel, tho Vologda river and the Dvinu, the ouutay la still re-UrliiK. followed hy a mixed force of Americans and HunsUim. In tlutt re-clou the enemy hnu boon tryiuK to de-eel vo the, alltpd forces by wearing while sleeve hands, Which are the mark of tho White Guards. A Ihitish Port. Monday, Oil. 7.-The .Inpanose steamer 1 lintno Maru. of tons Rrosri, ha� been torpedoed It Is feared that 300 lives The vessel was outward bound from Japan and carried about INK) passepKerM. Tho vessel way torpedoed ami sunk by a German submarine early Friday morning when about liop miles south of Ireland. The few survivors who were picked up hy the American torpedo boat j Sterrett have been brought here. They i declare that, the torpedo struck the steamer in the forward engine room. Nothing remained for those on board, including the women and clilhlren. but to plunge into the ocean. "X largo number, however, went do\vn with tho ship. The vessel disappeared completely within seven minutes after being struck by the torpedo. The scene was Indescribable. The weather was had and rather hazy. . The cries of the drowning were ' heart aching. Nobody had been Blip- BREAKS OFF RELATIONS Basel, Oct. 11.-The German minister to Bulgaria left Sofia yesterday after confiding German interests In the country to the representative of Holland, it was announced today by the Frankfort Gazette. UNDER MARTIAL LAW? Paris, Oct. 11.-A rumor was circulated on the. Paris bourse this afternoon that Constantinople had been declared under martial taw. Ottoman values Jumped 3 and 4 points. Turkish securities were in great demand and there wos much trading in them, NEED AN ARMISTICE. Basel, Oct. 11.-President Wilson's reply to the peace proposals of the centra) 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 dccUion which the government should take." FRENCH CAPTURE TOWNS NORTH OF AISNE PARIS, .Oct. I I.-French troops last night advanced ii the region north of the Aisne and captured the towns oi u,,t iChivv and Moulins and then pushed on bevond, the French ^var office announced today. Italian troops reached a point south of Courtecon on the two torpedo^ we!V fi:^! uf (h' I Chemiii-dcs-Dames, which hmhway the French have gained steamer, fine Mruck near the how. j * f r i i �� i ' n I rim -tenner j=anu within i." minutes.possession ot as tar as the heights at Lcmev-cu-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 operatinq with the British on the front southeast of Cnmbral completed last night the capture of Vaux-Andipny and St. Souplet, Field Marshal Haig announced in his official statement today. The river La Selle has been crossed by the British north of Le 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 Hautf^ Deulc 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 pround north of Berry-au-Bac and have taken prisoners, according to the off cial statement at tho war office tonight. In the Champagne sector, the Germans have begun a retreat toward the Atsne river. French forces have crossed the Aisne at Tomes and have occupied the station at Grande Pre, where numerous prisoners were taken. Iproaching Alannevret and tho Andigny The pn-^ongcr^. including many women and children, numbered do and the boat carried a crew o� T * *. An in coining mail steam*1!* 1" ports that she passed through the wreckage, but was not permitted to stop to do any rescue work, in accordance w itii the order-; ot the Uritish admiralty. Il�-r pasicnRers counted -In dead bodi*\*. fJtufinff in thr water. Of ihe L'l mail clerks on board, 2u 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. London. Oct. 10.-Four hundred persons perished In tho torpedoing of the Leinster. according to a report which cannot be confirmed. t at- report, that the I.eiuMer had been sunk on her regular voyage from Dublin to Holly Head would indicate that the Gorman t'-boats have again succeeded in getting into Ooorge's Channel. Xothing lias been reported of a submarine being in that water for a Ions time and it was reported that every precaution had been taken with regard to this channel, as well as the Knglish Channel.- % Bigger Type of Sub. I London. Oct. 11. The sinking of | the Japanese Ktenmship Illruno Maru | and the Inihliu mail boat, LoiiiMcr mark incidents of u now submarine campaign which the dermaiis launch-led about ten days ht*;o, 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 tho new U-boats are much larger and more heavily armed than any which have been sent i out previously by Germany. Among the missing on hoard the Cambrai B-sing Left Behind. Anglo-American Forces Southeast of Camhrai. Oct. 11.- The only resistance worth mentioning is coming from the enemy machine gunners. Tho bulk of the enemy artillery seems to have fled so far east ot the battle ground as to be out of range. Tb'v high ground on the elpht-niile front between St. Hilairo and Le Cateau, to the southeast, was found to he alive with machine guns when the Uritish approached ami the cavalry patrols were held up for some time. North of the Lo Cateati-St. llilairo line, the (iermans ure Jin headlong 1:light, according to the last reports piled with life belts and only tho HtrotiROHt were able lo stand the buffeting waves and exposure. The commander of the American destroyer stated that he heard tho ex-ploaion and steered his vessel for the point whence tho sound came. He found that the ship had disappeared and he saw a masa of people struggling in tho water. There were no small boats available, ao the destroyer, in the bad weather, stoamed about picking up those who wore still alive, Tho destroyer picked up 30 persouH one of whom d!od while being ^r^ught to shore.. CABINET DISCUSSES FOOD REGULATIONS Ottawa, Oct. 11.-Food regulations, 'it Is understood, were under consideration at a meeting of tho cabinet council this morning. Hon. N. \V. Howell, who returned from tho west today, was in attendance. Leinster is Lady Alexandria Phyllis from airplane observers. Hamilton, daughter of the Dowager! The Douai salient has been made Duchesa of Abereorn. still dee I �81 *i* *fr 4* +�* *t* ** *!* ^* *2* *2* *w* lives were lost in the sinking of the mail steamer Leinster hy a torpedo in the Irish Sea, yesterday, it was stated today at the office of her owners. Only about laO, it was added, were fiived. Passenger Saw It Dublin, Oct. 11.- -A passenger on hoard the mail steamer Leinster saw the fatal torpedo approaching tho ship. lie informed the captain, but the torpedo was so near that escape was impossible. CARRIED AWAY ARCHBISHOP I* > > * > * > ? * ? ? > On the British Front in France. Oct. 11.- (Havas.)-Monslgneor Choltet, archbishop of Cambrai, was carried away by the Germans when they evacuated the city. per, and the newt- that the {Germans are beginning to evacuate ' that city may he 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 staiuL but the Bri-! tish are going a little slower now, as t it is impossible for the vast organization in the rear of the throe armies to ; keep pace with the advance, although what has been done so fur will sound almost incredible when It may bo to Id*. Cp to a late hour last night, the British 3rd army had within' 18 hours made an average advance of more than four milea and tho 4th army from one lo three miles, whilo tho 1st army, northeast of Cambrai bad made goner-progress ol three miles. All tho armies continue to move oastward. Hast of Uohuin, tho British nro ap- forest, while oilst of Vaux-AndignT they are drawing closer to TVasfllgny. From Le Cafeau, which was taken after a s*niggle, the troops are striking in the direction of Bazeull, ;!>,{. miles southeast of Le Cateau. King to Haig London. Oct. 11.--The King has sent tlie following message to Field Marshal Haig: "The. magnificent advance of tho armies under your command, powerfully supported by our American comrades and opposed by a rctreatlngr, but stubborn foe, and against tho most tormutaoie defenses wtucn human ingenuity and strength could devise, fills me with admiration, pride and gratitude. "These sentiments are shared hy the people of the Km pi re. In their name I, from my heart, congratulate you and all the ranks." British Official London. Oct. 11.-The tost Of tfcft British statement reads: "Yesterday evening American troops captured Vaux-Andigny and St. Soup-let. British troops crossed the river la Selle, north of Le Cateau, in tho eastern portions of which fighting i� taking place. "West of Soullmas, wo have reached the outskirts, of St. Vaast and St. Aubert. North of Cambrai, we captured a few prisoners last ulgbt in the village of Heim-Lenglet. "Progress was made during1 tho night north of the Scarpe In the direction of , Uolle-lo-Equerehin ami- also, oust of Saullaumines and along tha north bank of tho Haute Peulo cuuftl oust of Lens." t ;