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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 14, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETHBRJDGE, ALBERTA. MONDAY, OCTOBER U, 1918 TOFF LITTLE CHANCE THAT HUN PROPOSAL WILL BE ACCEPTED _._ , , . , ,.,, - _.......� Last Defenses of Hindenburg Line Fall to the Allies Douai, Laon and La Fere Captured-Huns Retreating Over Wide Front-Gsn't Make Stand Before Lille-Mezieres-Metz Line-Nisli Taken and Turkey is Cut Off. London, Oct .14.-British forces advancing east of Lens have captui'ed the villages of Montigny, Harnes and Annay, Field Marshal Haig reports in his official statement tonight. [The German rear-guard suffered heavy casualties. German Retreat Not ar Debacle London, Oct. 14.-The German retreat along the western front corttinued Sunday in orderly manner. There is no sign of a general debacle. Nish Captured-Turkey Cut Off Berlin, Oct. 13.-Nish, the capital of Serbia, has been occupied by entente forces, the war office statement announced today. ' This means the cutting off of direct railv^ay communica-toins between Berlin and Constantinople. ? MINNESOTA TOWN FOREST FIRE VICTIM - Duluth, Minn., Oct. 13.-Clo-(luet, Minn., was partly wiped . out by' forest fires late'today and 9,000 refugees are in Duluth and Superior saved from Cloquet. ( Arnold, Hermantown and .'fbvera! other smaller towns near" Duluth were also wiped out. Hundreds are reported dead. : � > : : � : : > London, Oct. 14.-After capturing Nish on Saturday, Serbian forces 4ook possession of the enemy positions north of"the town, according to the Serbian officail statement issued today. French cavalry has occupied the Bela Palanka. Hasty Hun Retreat Must Continue. Pal-is, Oct . 14.-Newspapers here believe, that as a result of the continuous advance of the allies the Germans will be forced hastily to retreat to the Lille-Mezieres-Metz line. The German retreat is being carried out with difficulty owing to the bomardment of airplanes. Large amounts of booty are being/abandoned by the Germj^ns everywhere. British troops are reported to have outflanked Bouchain and to be advancing on Denanin, from which town they are only three miles distant. American forces are advancing in the direction of Dun-sur-Meuse, in the Argonne sector, according to the Intran-.^igeanl. ^ LAON FALLS TO .france ^Vith the French Army in France, Oct. 13.-baon has'been entered bj-French troops. �  , LA fere is also captured Paris, Oct. 13.-(Official)-La Fere, together with a great part of the St. Gobain Massif, has been captured by the French. The La FeiVLaon rail-�way has been crossed on the high ground between^Danizy and Versigny. The northern and eastern spction of Latere is burning. british almost IN DOUAI ' London, Oct. 13. -The British are within a few hunrirod yards of Douai, Field Marshal Haig reported today in his official statement. They have, captured the Fauburm d'JCsquierchin and the greater part of Flors, close to Doual, on the northwest. french cross OlSE toward guise With the Hritiah Army in Franco, Oct. 13.-(Associated Press)- Reports received at British headquarters from the French front tonight show the French across the Oise Uivor north of Oi'igny, seven miles south of Guise. They are holding Ihe railway on tl)e eastern 'Side of the river on a front of about one-third mile. british fight'into douai London, Oct, l-l.-The British are passing in on both sides of Douai:. Field Marshal Haig'a official statement today reports gains of ground both north and south of the city. huns cracked on bo-mile front Paris, Oct. 13.-The ontirn German front from St. Gobain to the Argonne has cracked on a 60-mile front and It now appears that the enemy will be forced to retreat to a depth of about 30 miles before finding a suitable line of defense. At the best, this position will be menaced at Its flank on the Oise to theSambre canal, from liibemont to Landrecies,'which lines are very near the Belgian'frontier. There will be nothing hero like the enemy's strong detenoes on the Hindenburg line. Between the Oise and Berry-au-Bac, the seventh Gennan army has been forced to abandon the lino of the Allotte, retiring its right in the forest of St. Gobain, complete defeat of the enemy ^- Paris, Oct. 12.--"The battle beguji in Chumpagno on Bept. 26" has ended in the complete detent of the enemy," says an official statement issued tonight. "The 4th army completed the liberation of the bend of the Aisne by re-occupying today 30 localities, freeing several thousand civilians. HOMEEPER, MAGISME, mmm All Three Fined, Total of $1100 in Booze Cleanup at Corbin (Special to tlip nprald) Fernie, Oct. 14..-Chief Canstable Owen, of the provincial police, went up to Corbin last Friday, and had an interesting it not profitable time while near the backbone of the continent. As a result of the appreliension of Mr. George Spencer, local manager of the Flathead Hotel ^ompany under a charge of having liquor upon the premises, other than u private house, ho 'was found guilty by the magistrate and a fine of ?1000 was i:�posed, as provided by the statute in such cases. Tlie post master and magistrate o!f that loftily situated town were also fined for violation of the prohibition lawr- each being required to contribute the sum of $50 and costs to the provincial treasury. Eleven hundred dollars with trim-min-w is a pretty good contributions for one day's work, though it may be that an appeal may be taken in the, case of the thousand dollar fine. TEXT OF THE NEW GERMAN NOTE Washinflton, Oct. 13.-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 laid down by President Wilson in his addtess of January 8, last and In his subsequent addresses on the founda-Nlion of a permanent peace of jus-vice, consequently Its object in entering Into discussions would be only to agree upon practical details of anpllcatlon of these terms. "Th"e German government believes that the governments of tjie powers associated with the government of the United States also take the position taken by Preatdentv Wilson in his address. "The German government, in accord with the Austro-^Hungar-lai; governrpent for the 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 onca-slon the meeting of a mixed commission for mal .> .> .^ .> .;. .> .> LEINSTER DEATH TOLL PLACED AT 480 London, Oct. 11.-According to the latest estimate. 480 persons perished when the passenger liner Leinster was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine. The vessel carried 687 passengers and a crew cf about 70 men. Of this number, 150 women and children were among those lost. > ? ? ? ? : : > EE 0 MS AT PEACE REPLY Believe Peace Is Near - Warn Fan Germans-Socialists Demand Republic . London, Oct. 14.-When workers.quit the factories in the suburbs of Berlin Saturday night, many thousands of women and men thronged the centre of the city and waited for hours for the German reply to President Wilson, according to a Copenhagen dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Company. Extra editions with the text were Issued at 10 o'clock and were received with enthusiasm, many women bursting into tears. WARN PAN-GERMANS. The Vorwaerts, of Berlin, publishes an article warning the pan-Germans, who are preparing counter actions to secure the continuance of the old system, that they are pursuing a dangerous course and should beware of exhausting the people's patience. A proclamation demanding a Socialist republic has been published, but the papers printing it have been seized. Scandinavian papers believe that peace Is near. KAISER'S FALL IS STILL TALKED OF Paris, Oct. 12.-The tendency ' is remarked In certain German circles, says a dispatch from Geneva to the Temps, to represent the eventual fall of. Emperor WIMiath as a eoncessi.on which the Germans would be disposed to allow to the allies if they demanded It. Such talk appears above all, the message adds, to be an attempt to bring about an event which many Germans judge to be inevitable and even desirable. secretary baker home An Atlantic Port, Oct. 13.-Secretary of War Baker returned from his second' trip to Europe, accompanied by John D. Ryan, director of aircraft production, and Erlg.-Gen. Hines, chief of embarkation. They left immediately for Washington. Surgeon-General (iorgas, who was with Secretary Baker's party when he left for abroad several weeks ago, did not return with him. ^ STATE OF SEI6E IN PORTUGAL Lisbon, Oct. 14.-The Portugese government has declared a state of seige for all Portugal. The president, as comraandor-in-cliiet of the military and naval units, has talcen direct,command of the forces. Tranquility remains in the country. wiought. Nor can one well see how the prpposjtio.is discussed by President Wllpbu ca.i bo Euccusstnlly reached 3\jnl98�mi^er,the compelling icvw pj- tincoft^Uionai Burreader." German Answer Reached Wilson This Morning Now Undef Consideration-Lansing and Baker Gilled in-i London Also Has Official Note and Statesmen Busy-� Answer Not Likely for Couple of Days Yet. ^ ply Washirigton, Oct. 14.-The official text of Germany's ref to President Wilson reached the Swiss legation here this morning and arrangements were made to present it .at tise state department as soon as it could be decoded. ; Couldn't Get Peace, Max May Quit London, Oct. M.-The resignation of Prince Maximilian of Baden as German imperial chancellor is probable, according to \eports from Holland today. They quote the Berlin National Zeitung as saying the chancellor's retirement is regarded in certain circles as inevitable. Note Received in London London, Oct. 13.-The text of the German reply\o Wilson's note reached the British Foreign Office this morning from the British minister at The Hague. Balfour and Bonar, Law were in conference with Lloyd George. � * NOTE NOW IN WILSON'S HANDS Washinglon, Oct. 14.-Germany's reply to President Wilson reached thS Swiss legation in official form by cable this morning. It w^s in German te,\t, a translation of which was identical with that received by wireless on Saturday. , ' Instead of taking the note directly to the White House as he did Prince JIaximilians plea. Frederick Oedorlin, Swiss cliargc, communicated with the state department. He was a.skcil to present it to Secretary of State Lians^ ing at 11:15 o'clock. In the meantime President Wilson had called Secretaries Lansing and Baker to the White House for a conference. The president and Mr. Lansing had been considering 'the German communication since Saturday night when the official text reached them and Secretary Baker, just back from France, was prepared to give first hand , information about the situation at the battlefront, which has brought about the" eagemeea; of the Germans for peace. ^ As London Views It. London, Oct. 13.-London's streets, parks and public places were crowded with people today. All wore their best clothes and tlie crowds had an almost festive aspect. They exhibited the general spirit of the people of Paris. i?uch cheerfulness � has long been unknown here. The people belive peace is near and that it is peace with victory. Thou- specitic basis for peace negotiations-i it they are to be held-than has Vefl been advanced. Two leading ques� tions are whether the allies will embark- upon a commission to arrangs for an evacuation of allied territory [-still in German hands and how far, German assumption that all the allies will stand together on President Wilson's platform is warranted. There is also a question whether the alliea sands of Sunday idlers paraded ' will begin any conference without pre' through While Hail and gathered vious insistence upon certain mini- about the government buildings, awaiting the latest news. None were more cheerful in these crowds than mum demands. What About the Subs? The submarine warfare and the dls? the hundreds cf officers soldier., and ' po^uror^T-HerVany's cofo^ni^T a e sa ors with cont ngents of Amen- ^jetails of-peace whigh seem-to inter-cans, Belgians and French always est the public most There was a cen- flirrT^.J'"'' r''' erL exp'ectatirtLt ae'4 forces more popular. ^j,,ple ^ ^^^^^^^ ^ withdrawal ,of ,. Ministers Busy. the allies from her colonies with an � vrln"., f^ /""^'^ offer to evacuate allied territory, l^rench village m Trafalgar Square, ^ ^e meantime, the much adver-' .where war bonds were sold during tised democratization of the German . n�. nn'^f ' surrounded by pariijiment keeps pace with the groat crowds all day. Government off cers 'retreat of the German armies. The wore unusuaUy active. A J Balfour Prussian house of lords has accepted V'^ nZ^n^"^'T'^ concessions which it ap- !I.,v� .1 � "^%f�[eign office t^.^^^e Its ^^^^ get againsta early m the morning. Later Mr. Bal- u-apIc.! ae-n F.mnftrnr William tour and Bonar Law motored to Pre- Tdife ^o a late renort has 1^1 mier Lloyd George's country home ImpeHal'X^elfor t foi uncheon and for a conference. political prisoners, particular- As he left his office Air. Balfour those jailed 'for street demonstra-beamed upon the newspapermen in A ^,1 . .,jj ., number the corridor, but had nothing to say. ""^^ ^^'"^ ^� number A Happy Crisfe. The public eagerly awaits some statement of the government's policy and sonie interpretatioii of events from a British standpoint is expected. Thus far Berlin and Washington liave monopolized the stage with the governments associated with the United States seemingly uninterested spectators. The people expect Great Britain and her allies to share in the next chapter. An allied conference can easily be arranged, as Premier Venizelos of Greece has. Just arrived in London and the,Serbian premiej- Is also in the city. ^ ^  i Discussing the meaning of the German terms used in tJ}Q}r r^ply to President Wilson ft hpard- everywhere. There is a dejlre ^9jr*a more nearly 1,000. A German newspaper says that, Prince Charles of Hesse, the as-yet-imcrowned king of Finland, has decided to refuse the throne if it ie not offered to him unanimously. Tills means he will never be king. , The new Bulgarian government purposes to publish documents showing that Bulgaria fulfilled her obligations to the central powers without, as It is diplomatically phrased, reoelxlng ^ reciprocal consideration. FRENCH SENATOR KILLED. Paris, Oct. 1-1.-Senator Theodore Girard, minister of justice in tt)e;9r|^ and eablnet, is dead as the reavlt!^% injuries received in aa- iutomobUif ftccideat Tv�_*.,i ;