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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 12, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Don't Say You Had No Notice, SiVE! VICTORY LOAN Is COMING! LETHBRIDGE, ALBEI SyjtTURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1918 NUMBER 257 DISASTER PRES. WILSON'S OFFER German Reply to Wilson's Enquiry Now on the Way One Report Says It Is Practical Acceptance-Other Says It ' Makes Many Conditions-Austria and Turkey Ready to Accept Unconditionally, London Reports. BASEL, Oct. 12.-(Havas)-The Frankfort Gazette announces that � the German^ answer to President Wilson, vyhich has been completed in principle, probably was forwarded on Friday night. The Gazette says it has no reason to believe that the an�/(er expressed adhesion of Germany to the demands of President Wilson. SAYS IT IS Pi^RT ACCEPTANCE BERNE, Oct. 12.-The Wolff Bureau, the semi-offiSial "German news agency, has circulated a Frankfurter'Zeltung dispatch from Berlin stating that the German reply to President Wilson's note was sent last night and that it Is in a sense an acceptance. GERMANY TO YIELD TO WILSON PARIS, Oct. 12.-Semi-official summaries from comments in the German press issued tonight Indicate that Germany, in answer to the demand for an evacuation of occupied territory, will ask as an o^set the evacuation of German colonies and occupied Turkish territory. According to some' newspaper comments published in Germany, Prince Maximilian will have no difficulty in announcing the adijption without restr^iction of President Wilson's program. ' Germany is apparently hurrying, In view of the latest ministerial move�, to appear to be a democratic state. Political amnesty will be an-', no^hced a'nd a new governor will be appointed for Alsace-Lorraine. ' 'jMartlal law will be modified and a liberal minister of war will be named. The whole movement is expected to result in th^ establishment of a responsible ministry which is now sa'td'tb be only a ve/^eer. : The rumor pereisto that these nrinlsterial and government re-adjustments have been undertaken with a view to^causlng the allies to regartf CiBrmany as aemocratlc and to welcome her reply. EVACUATION . OF TERRWRY -. ^-'��- Basel,r 0;^t,l 12.-rrVienna new�r- papera received :here state that , Gefrnany^and Austria are in per-tv-fB matter. Physlcfang are now required to report all cases to the ini^dtcal health officer. , ' �  _________________________________^ ^ i(utur� of � decigive and happy re^utt. j**^ ^ ^'4> i tUe government oC .PrB8ld,e;it, Hsu. i> >Shib Chang, "because. H8U.:Shih ment eJectloi],:,^qB recognizlbg ? Brantford, Ont., Oct. 12.-It is efetimated that there are 2,-500 cases of influenza here. Ten deatiis have occurred and scores of cases of pneumonia are .reported. ? ? MPEOPLES Zurich, Oct. 12. - (Havas).- Emperor Charles of Austria has issued a manifesto announcing his decision to upite Croatia, qlavonia, Bosnia, Herzegovina and Dalma-tia in one state, according t6'i(d-vices from Vienna. Otranto Collides With Kashmir -Death LM Placed at Over 560. ONLY MENTIONED- NOT APPOINTED London, Oct. 12.--The Turkish etii-bassy in Berlin otfteially cooflnns tlje report" that Talaat PaSha; the Turkish premier, and- .Bnver Pashd; the war minister, have resigned, says a Central News dispatch from Amstew dam. It does "not, however, confirm the reported appointment of Tewtik Pasha, former ambassador to London, as .premier, but stating that he with izzet Pasha, former 'Turldsh comiliand-er in chief, have been mentioned for the premiership. London, O^fc ,12.-More than 360 American eoidier* were lost on the transport Otranto, sunk in collision with the .steamer Kashmir off the south Scottish coast. This developed from checking the Otranto'* list at American headquarters Where it^vva found the death roll of soldiert' itood at 364 or 366. More thanbodies had been recovered up'lo'this morning. Many of tha�e,were given burial by a party.fent from Liverpool. The diicrepa|i'ciy between the figures now arri.Ved at and those previously glya" due, it was explained, to^'tHe'mixing up of two identification lists, �Londpn, Oc|^ 12.-A British admiralty ttatement says that the transport Otranto collided on Sunday with the transport Kashmir,^. The tatemerrfefollows: "At 11: o'e^k- on Sunday.the armed.;;n^ercj|uri^^^cruiser Otranto, j�cit\nfi"'^li0i^'tmni pay^jMn in comQmfind, -waft-JIv coHls^driivwIth-the tcimship Imtimir. Botft'vessels were cari'yinoHJnited States troops. The weather was very > : > ? : : : : > : > > > * AN EARIUME German Retreat Continues Unabated-Dozens of Towns and Cities Now on Fire Indicating Wholesale Withdrawal -Yanks Make Splendid Advance in Woevre sector. ^ (CONTIJfDED OX PaOB 4). Havana, Oct. 12.-Widespre.-id damage has been, caused by an earthquake in Porto Rico, according to an unconfirmed report received here from Santiago de Cuba. Many buildings are said to have been destroyed. The report fixes no defijilte locality and no loss cf Hfets mentibnetfr^Cable communication between Cuba and Porto Rico is badly hampered.. Tidal Wave Also. San Juan, Porto Rico, Oct. 11.- (Priday.)---ThiB island was shaken by an earthquake this morning and the shocks were fallowed by a tidal -lyave. Heports'-from,Aguadillo, a town ou the low-lying northwestern coast, say the tidal >we,ve3 submerged half the town. Fourteen persons were killed and 40 or more were injured. At Ponce, a city of more than 200,000 persons, on the slDulIi coast, the city hall was wrecked and it is reported that several o� the inhabitants were killed. Details are lacking., HEALTH BOARD CLOSES CHURCHES AND THEATRES TO COMBAT FLU' HEAVY PENALTY SETFORSIKES Ottawa, Oct. 11.--Provision has alreifdy been made\for tho prompt and equitable settlement of all matters in ^dispute between employees and employers in industries affected by the Industrial Disputes Investigation Act, an or-der-in-council was passed today forbidding for the duration of the war, strikes or lookouts and imposing severe penalties tor violations of the law. Any person violating any of the regulations is made liable upon summary conviction to a penalty not exceeding $1,000 or to imprisonment for six months, or to both fine and imprisonment. Any male persons, employee or employer, of military age  who violates any of tlie regulations arid any director of a company who, being of military age, acquiesces in violation by the company of any of the regulations shall be deemed to be a soldier enlisted In the military forces of Canada and subject to military law for the duration of the war and of demobilization thereafter. lie shall furthermore forfeit any exemption granted him and any right to apply for, or to obtain exemption from milifSiry service under, ttfe Military Service Act. ' Announcement of these impoft- ant regulations was made by Sir' ' Gaorge Foster, t,.actlng premier, following a meeting of the cabinet � today.  No Uhions for Police. , j, Ottawa. Oct. - 11.-Regulations ' passed by the government forbid the R.N.W.M.P. and tbeDomln'lpn poUce from joining labor unions. The regulations have been aldpted under oi-der-lMMyuim. Temporary Action Till Monday -Cliurclies Agree To Co-operate. 223,000 CASES IN U.S. ARMY "Whereas, the provincial government is taking step* to combat; influenxa, and whereas the M.O.H. has recommended that certain precautions be taken until something more is obtained in the matter, "Therefore, be it resolved that the,schools, theatres and picture " �hows be closed from Saturday at 10 a.m. until Monday at>�10 a.m., and that the clergy and miniaters be asked to close the churches on Sunday." Aiiiove is a rosolution passed hy the lBoai*d.of Health at an emergent meeting held on Friday a.fterboon, and con-firmslhe action taken by Dr. DeVeber, M.O.H., on Friday morning when he cloeed the schools, and ordered the closing at the theatres and churches. , Sereral new cases ot Spanish flu' have been reported during the past 24 Ijolirs; and quite a number ot the 30 of^more victims of the malady are confined to their beds. The run on thedrug stores continues today and preventive medicines are being purchased freely. Camphor and eucalyptus are among some of the leading drugs. No Service in Churche-The following notice was handed the Herald this morning: � Pursuant to the order of the civic Board of Health closinif all schools, theatres and public buildings froni 10 aim.-Saturday till 10 a.ih. on Monday, the^Mth inst., and.a^reaably to their solicltatiffn of the mltiistera of the city to bold.':nb:-servlcesi Ik ftheir churches oh SundSyr we, the vaderslgned, be-lie.vlrfg lb to ho in the interest of the pu^ilmliealtb, have-^decided to accede to thelr,.i request and iiot ppeh our 6hurche8�;Jor religious.!;' servloos ton 8�ni*�iiP,fthe; 13th, trart.; C. E. Cragg, Wesley^.TiMethodist; W. F..Burns, Pres-byte�ladf> F- W. Dafoe? .^aptlst; Oliver L. Onrttti .'Christian-.ciiAAj.- Hamitton, Saiv�tioiv~Army; J; ~F. Ferguson, Cbalrmaa of Sessions, T}hit�d Church; W. "V.^'McMillen, St. Cyprian's; J. B. Ottawa, Oct. 12.-Shoujd the bill passed by the United States senate providing for the continuance in force of the daylight" saving law' after Oct. 27, become law, it is practically certain thai; the Dominion government will take similar action. The United states bill is designed to effect economy in fuel and, apart from the inconvenience that would result from- a difference of limo in the two countries,, Canada has adopted practically all fuel conservation methods made effective in the United States. Action to continue daylight' saving throughout the winter months could, if necessary, bo taken by the government under the War Measures Act. FATALITY AT VULCAN. Vulcan, Oct;, 12.-On Sunday night about eight o'clock, Percy Farman,, nephew of Mrs. Preffer, who lives in the Reid Hill district, was Instantly killed in an auto accident" .Which -occurred about three rhllaa north of Mr. Preffer"* farm, 'and nine miles from Vulcan. > ? ? * ^� > : : .s LEINSTER DEATH ? TOLL PLACED AT 480 ? PARIS, Oct. 12.-Today finds Germany a little nearer the brink of disaster. Marshal Foch's broom applied in the Champagne this time has swept the enemy back from a wider section of the front than ever before. Gen. Ludendorff is now reaping the results of the cardinal error he mdde in thinking that the allied offensives were bound to be spaced at wide intervals like his own. The continuity of the attacks of the allies has literally dumbfounded the Germans and it is plain that there is vaccilation at grand German headquarters. For instance, the evacuation of the Belgian coast appears to-have been ordered, and then countermanded, which justifies the inference that Gen, Ludendorff is no longer guided by. purely military conditions. ' ' , CROSS SUIPPE RIVER WITH THE FRENCH ARMY IN FRANCE, Oct. 11.-(Reuter's)-Geii. Goiiraud's troops have crossek JJiun-sur-Meuse, while their left wing is within five miles of Buz;-ancy, says Marcel Hutin, in the Echo de Paris. Continuirig, iiei says that important events, which will change the entire-face of things, may be expected in this part of the Woevre front. . V PARIS Oct. 12.-Continued projreaa was made laet niohti by the � French troops along the-Champaonefront, the war office announced today. ; The French have penetrated the Important railway town of Vouziers. This morning the French were holding the s^neral line of the Retourne and the road from Pauvres to Vouiiere. The text of "the statement, reads. � "The French this morning penetrated into Vouiiers. They continued their progress along the entire Champagne front. They hold the general ; line of the Retourne alnd the road' from Pauvres to Vouziers.'' Ijondofl.  Oct. ,11.-Aqcordiug to IhecJa'tpstveBtimatB, 480 persons iPiiirishedt'w]|)en'i.tbe pass-' enger iirter Lelrister was torpedoed a^d 9l)ul^^by a German submarine: >rhs - vessel carried 687'pa;siei > .;. Resist Until 13th Paris, Oct. 11.-Orders found on prisoners showed thB*; the enemy was instructed to resist, on the Sulppe river front tratil the 13th at least, in order all the material arid to endble the adjacent armies to make-an orderly retreat. Gen. Goura,ud,'s attack upset tills plan. Although,.'the Geiv man? had 25 divisions .In -tlie|.Cham-pagiie sector, 12 of which were fresh, the itear Of being rushed'caused-;ttieEB tOjdecline battle. The crownvpr,llieo has moved his headquarters, froini%e-zieres In hot haste. ^ Enemy Digging ln''"�, > * ? * ? ?,> ? / ? , .fv ? MAY VISIT LETHBRIDGE ,> Ident of the Great War Voter-';.* > ans' association, are leav(pg ? Ottawa for a tour of the west i^, : in the Interests ^pt the G, W. ,* V. A.'They may visit Lath-bridge, .; ? ,: 7 ;