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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 12, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta OF THANKSGIVING SUNDAY AS A RESULT OP THE LATEST WAR NEWS, ARRANGEMENTS ARE BEING MADE TO HOLD A THANKSGIVING SERVICE IN THE GALT GARDENS AT 11 O'CLOCK TOMORROW EVERY CITIZEN IS URGED TO PARTICIPATE. EXTRA OOii? ia^bd% laflipi tfetaW EXTRA VOLUME XI. LETHHHIDGK. ..LBKK lA. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1918 NUMBER 257 TERMS ARE ACCEPTED UNCONDITIONALLY to eVacIjate occupied territory Washington, D. C, Oct. 12.-The German Government in its reply to the recent note sent by President Wilson accepts the ternis laid down by the President in his address of January 8th and subsequent addresses. The text of the German reply was received here tonight through inofficial channels. TEXT OF THE CERMAN REPL Y Washington, Oct. 12.-The text of the German note follows: In reply to questions put by the President of the United States, the German government hereby declares: The German government has accepted the terms of President Wilson in his address of January 8th, last, and in his subsequeiit; addresses on the foundation of permanent peace and justice. Consequently its object in entering into discussions would b^ only to agree upon practical details of the application of these terms. The German government believes that the governments of the powers associated* with the government of the United States also take the position taken by President Wilson in his address. The German Qovernment, in accord with the Austro-Hungarian government for purpose of bringing about an armistice, declares itself ready to comply with the propositions of President Wilson in regard to evacuation. The German Government suggests that the president may occasion a meeting of a mixed commission for making the necessary arrangements concerning evacuation. The present German government, which has undertaken the responsibility for this step towards peace has been formed in conference and in accord with the majority of the Reichstag. The Chancellor is supported in all of his actions by will of this majority and speaks in the name of the German government and the German people. Dated Berlin, October 12, 1918, and signed by Wolff, Secretary of State and Foreign Office. Ottowa, Oct. 11.-Provision hag' already been made for the prompt and equitable settlement of all matter* In dispute between employees and emplojrqrs in industries affected by the Industrial Dlsjputes Investigation Act, an or*^ d^n-couneil' was passed today forbMdinK tor the duration of the war, atrikes or lockouts and Imposing sejere penalties for violations of the law. Any person violating any of the regulations is made liabliB upon summary conviction to � penalty not exceeding tl>000 or to imprisonment for six months, or to both fine and imprlaonmeBt. Any male persons, employee or enployer, of military age who violates any of the regulations and any director of a company who, being of military age, acquiesceB 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 demo-blUiatlon thereafter. He shall tur-tkfnnore forfeit any exemption MWt�d him and any right to apply tor, or to obtain exen^ptlon from military service under the Military Service Act. Announcement of these important regulations was made by Sir George Foster, acting premier, following a meetins of the cabinet today. No unions for' Polic*. Oltowa, Oct. 11.-Regulations passed by the government forbid the R.N.W.M.P. and the Dominion police from .loining labor unions. The regulations have been alopte^ under order-in-council. RATS CNAW THROUGH DAIM . AND LOWER WATER LEVEL Springfield; Mass.-Rats will probably cost the Athold Manufacturing company several thousand doliartf. The large dam above its factory which was put In first class shape tour yean ago, when the company commenced business, has been found to be full of holes which allows the water to pMa through, pulling the water levM down so low that for the last few weeks it has been necessary to use steam power. Investigation reveals the fact that rats are responsible for the.holes. Wilson's Fourteen Terms � Dictated January 8, L($t E Days of private international lyider-taklnga are gone and covenants of peace must be reached in the open. Freedom of the seas in peace or war. Removal of econicmMc barriers among nations associating themselves to .maintain peace. Ouarantees of the reduction of armaments. * Impartial adjustments of colonial claims, based on popular rights. Evacuation of and opportunity for Russia. Evacuation of Belgium. Evacuation of French territory, and righting of Alsace-L/orralne wrong. Readjustment of Italy's frontiers along lines of nationality. Free opportunity for autonomous development of t'le peoples of Austria-Hungary. Evacuation of Rumania, S^blK and Montenegro, and guaranties for alt the Balkan states. Sovereignty for Turkey's portion of the Ottoman Empire and autonomy for other nationalities. An independent Poland with access to the sea. General association of nations for mutual guaranties to independence and territorial integrity to large and small states alike. FLU' AT VANCOUVER Vancouver, Oct. 12.-With another death, making a t6t�l of three reported to the health ottioMs, and 100 known oases of Span.lsb Influensa now under observation, the epidemic is making strides in Vucouver. The new cases reported are. nearly all in the Japanese quuter �Bd are said to result from (be ov�rcR>wiled conditions in that �ecttoa. Three Japanese doctors are worUnC OMliit the , disease. The death repotted Is that of a Japanese. FLU' CERIOUa AT OTTAWA OtUwa, Oct. 12.-Between 600 and 700 new cases of influensa have heen reported by the doctors of the city and and eight deaths from pneumonia are reported to have occurred on Thursday. Reports of the deaths whkih have occurred on Friday have not yet been received at the city hall, although at least sis persons are known to have died in the hospitals and private homes from the disease on Friday. The situation is not as hopeful as It was on Thursday. WEST DEMANDS A DICTATED PEACE Ottawa, Oct. 12.-f'The nrestam provJncea," declared Hon. N, W. Row-ell, presldeat of the privy council, to nn interview with a repreaentattre , of the Canadian Breu, "domand not (negotiated peace but dieUted peace." PAPER MONDAY The Herald will issue a special edition on Monday, with ail particulars of the latest news. SLAV PEOPLES STAND BY OUNS Regina, Oct. 12.-"We will sUnd hy our guns, in spite of the threat of a big fine," said President h. J. Taylor, of the Canadian Pacific railwajr freight handlers, who have beea out for a week. He stated that members of the �alon were "laughing at the new or-der-lB-couoicil making strikes illegal. Zurich, Oct. 12. - (Havas).- Emperor Charles of Austria has issued a manifesto announeing his decision to unite Croatia, Slavonia, Bosnia, Herzegovina and Oalma-tia in one stats, according to ad* vices from Vienna. Havana, Oct 12.-Widespread damage has been caused by sn earthquake in Porto Rico, according to an unconfirmed report received here from Santiago de 1 Cuba. Many buildings sre said to have been destroyed. The report fixes no definite locality and no less of life is mentioned. Cable communication between Cuba and Porte Rico is badly hampered.. Tidal Wave Also. San Juan. Porto Rico, Oct. 11.- (Friday.)-This island was shaken by an earthquake this morning and the shocks were followed by a tidal wave. Reports from Aguadillo, a town on the I low-lying northwestern coast, say the ' tidal waves submerged half the town. Fourteen persons were killed and 40 or more were Injured. At Ponce, a city of more tlian 200,000 persons, on the south coast, the (!ity hall was wrecked and it is reported that several of the inhabitants were killed. Details are lacking. L E T P. J. Parker, has been succeeded as manager of the Hudson's Bay Co. at Calgary by J. M. Gibson, superintendent of the company's stores.  2500 CASES IN BRANTFORO > Bmntford, Ont, Oct. 12.-It  is estimated that there are 2,-  500 cases of influensa here.  Ten deaths have occurred and  scores of cases of pneumonia 4> are reported. � Otranto Collides With Kashmir -Death List Placed at Over 360. London, Oct 12<-Mors than 360 American soldiers were lost on ihk transport Otranto, sunk in collision with the steamer Kashmir off the south Scottish coast this developed from checking the Ot-ranto's list at American headquar^ ters where it was found the death roil of soldiers stood at 364 or 366. Mtfire than 200 bodies had been recovered up to this morning. Many of these were given biir-iai by a party sent from Liverpool. The discrepancy between the figures now arrived at and those previously given Is due, it was explained, to the mixing up of two identification lists. London, Oat IS'-A British admiralty etatainant aaya that the transport Ofranta collided on Sunday with the frapspert KaaNnilr. The atatenyent fallwiira: 511817 ;