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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 16, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta HELP VICTORYi VOLUME XI. I:J:THBR1DGE. /XBERTA^jy^DNESDAY. 0i�T0BER i6, 1918 NUMBER 259 "i - "7' EVERYTHING BERLIN: REVOLTS AND STRIKES REPORTED Psinic Seizes Allied Reply Is Hun Stocks Take Another Big Slunnp-Germans Stunned by d.that the German ehanceltor will tnake a daeiaion today en the ; .mattcJ9,veeiiUined;^ ill ..Rreaidant. Wilaon'a^liteat note, eaya  dlt-HatoA fNftn CepAibaoen to the �x-thilMie ;Tel�iiraph company. RtydtT IN BOHEMIA Paria, Oet. 16.-Meetlnai called by the Cnehe-Slovak council at Prague to proteit against the export of foodstuffs from Bohemia resulted In a general strike which is developing Into a revolt, ac-cording^to dispatehee from Zurich to Paria newspapers. Martial law has been proclaimed throughout the country, and Qerman and Hun-: garian troopa are occupying Pra-gtie, Pilseni Pisek and Tabor. POSTPONE REICHSTAG Victory Loan Cominittefe Preparing for Big Drive Headquarters for the Victory Loan for 1918 TvlU be found on the ground 'fJoor of the Southard Block, 3rd Ave. S., kindly donated free of all charge by Mr. A. Southard. And the telephone number is 1918. At headquarters at any time from now until active canvassing starts on Oct. 28, may be found Arthur G. Baalim, chairman of the local committee, and R. V. Gibbons, secretary, in whose hands responsibility for the organization has chiefly been placed. ^ The local organization has been given the same territory as for the first Victory Loan, including the city, Nobleford, Monarch and surrounding country districts. The allotmenl for tlic city and district has not yet been set, but it will not be' less than the $750,000 quota asked last year and it may be tlie $1',-000,000 actually raised last year. Tonight at 8 o'clock tlie local com' mittee will meet for organization, ap-polntment^Of committees, and naming of chalrmeni Following is the com mittee: � 'i W. A. Buislianan, M.P., J. Home, C. Mcintosh,'El;K. Wilson, R. V. Gib bons, S. S.':,ODunham, G. B. MacKay. George Green-,, H. Macbeth, Capt. E. C. McKenstjS 'A. Williamson, R. Livingstone, W. af. Nelson, Alex. Johnston, H. w. Cirawi'ord, R. Barrowraan, P. A. , Stoltze,'T. M. Christie, John Scott, D. ft. Yates, A. B. Hogg, Jaa. Qulgley, J..- Ja.'Wllkie, liYed Downer, George: StacefeF. Colpman, F. Spoon-er, R. R. Dirlason, D. R. Harris, S. J. Shepherd, "JMnt ^McMahon, Thomas QUi^iu, Ray knight, E. A. Ewart, A. H. Reid, J. B. Turney, J. Harris, E. C. Cranstoun, �: C. S. Noble, John .McD. Davidson, B. Alnsworth, H. J. H. Skelth,.D.'H..Elton, Peter Lund, C. F. P. Conybeatei" -ua_--_ Lille Entered, Thielt Soon to Fall, Result of Allied Blow in Belgium I Basel, Och 16.-Advices from Berlin say that the president of the relchatig has postponed the sitting of the reichstag, which was to have begun tomorrow, reserving to himself the right to summon the executive body at a later,, date. WON'T OPPOSE PRINCE MAX Basel, Oct. IS.-^According to, Berlin dispatches received here, the .German Soeialiafs have decided, in vIeW/Of the general political eltuatlon.not to oppose Prince Maximillafi of Baden retaining his post of Imperial chancellor. HUNGARY NOT ON THE BEST OF TERMS WITH AUSTRIA,* REPORT SAYS 41 41 4, ^ .> ? Duluth, Minn., Oct. 15.-The ? ? new fires . at McGrath and ? according to reports rcceivei ? here early today. ' had 'ii|��tjisli)rivgiven to the German piubllc hoWhver, up to 8 o'clock lf|fifilg|nt.' - t ��, V :."�!!(:f � � PMNCE HELPS BULLETIN SAYS HUN ANSWER "WILL LIKELY ACCEPT London, Oct. 16.-(6 p.m.)- Renter's Limited learns that the German reply to President Wilson is expected to be communicated immediately and that it is likely to constitute a general acceptance of the president's conditions. ALLIES WITljg Pershing Foixes Gaining ^Ground on Both Sides of Meuse Despite Stubborn Resistance-Lille Salient Being Wiped Out-Fall of Thorout Will Come Soon-Good P rogressiv^ ITHEFLU' HEAR LIEUT. JOAN - ARNOLDI TONIGHT Lieut. Joan Arnoldi, who is  tpuring Canada for the second' ^  time, malting her appeal -f comforts for the boys in tlii .  trenciies, will arrive In the � has met with a sreaf'  ^ receptio)) at Cranbrook, FerMlik: !i>  ' �nd other points. Lieut.  iM*l4l will give her addreasj .to- > Calgarj', Oct. 16.-Active steps are being taken by the pirovincial health departntent to cope with the Spanish intluensa menace. At a meeting of nuriies i^called by the department of heilth yesterday at Edmonton, volun-lefers were invited to nurse influenza patients, the department offering a r6t�lnliig fee of |25. .Eleven nurses volnhteered at that mibetlng. Mrs. P. A. Davis, ,6f the Calgary graduate nurses' association, last nligiit received a message from Dr. Jathieson, government bacteriologist, asking her to call a similar meeting for the same purpose In Calgary. V dontrol Travelling Cases Edmonton, Oct. 16.-The provincial bottrd of health adopted a sweeping progratA of train Inspection to keep the .Spanish influenza, epidemic from the province. Inspection' medical officers will immedlatelSr ho placed at every iJoint of entry into the province. All cases travelling tb points inside the province will be taken off the trains and isolated, while the trains carrying through passengers will be. quarantined from bouhdary to boundary. An attempt is also'being made to 'beoure-a large numbeir. ot nurses-by paying I advanced retainers, so that they may be immediately available in 9ase the disease bec6mes epidemic. HUNS ABSOLUTELY DESTROY LENS MINES New York,.^Oct. 15.-(By the Associated Press.)-:rThe ]3ntente forces in Belgium and France continue to drive the enemy before them, in Belgium and Flanders the adv^face is somewhat rapid, but. on aU:the sectors in p'rapce JheGertaank life 'fighting with desper-aH�)iu,^,^,,. , ..,.,��': � The BEealVWS^jr^ that-ia beinfe driveii by, tlie %lgiah;; Bj-itish and 'French, troops now' "Ihriea'teiiii serlousIS' ' the tenure byj^he enemy of many po-sitions in north Belgium from the Lys river to the sea, including bis. bases along the coast, wJJile'.ifo the south the Lille salient gradually is being Smashed. Meanwhile, tlie French and American forces are struggling valiantly northward frolil,,the Chatopagnc region into the country over which the Germans must^'etive to their own border in sthe event of a final debacle. The Germans are vigorously defending their positions, using innumerable machine gun detachments. Nevertheless, both the Americans and French on the various sectors are meeting with success. In the Roinagne sector, further gaiiis have been made by the Americans. Bad weather has fallen over the sector and the airmen have, been unable to give their usual brilliant assistance.  . , To the west-the. French sire slowly closing in upon Retiiel, on their way to Meeieres, being only two miles distant from the town. West of Orande Pre they, have, effected, anothei- crossing of the Aisne. , About 800 Germans were made prisoner in this fighting. In Flanders t^e British have taken the important railway centre of Menln. Thorout has fallen and the Thorout-Courtral railroad; "has almost been won. Numerous towns have been captured by the allied forces and largo numbers of prisoners and guns taken. The capture of Thorout completely outflanks the. submarine' base at 'Ost-end and brings the allied troops within ten miles of Bruge's, whence the railway line runs northward to Zee brugge, Germany's other U-boat base in the North Seai Reports say-the Germans are with drawing wliat is left of their forces in the north, both naval- and military. In Albania, the Italians have occupied the Auatriau naval base of Du razzo, on the Adriatic, while In Serbia the allied forces are continuing to press the enemy troops north ot Nlsh. British Headquarters, Oct. 16.-(Canadian Press Dis-patch from Reuter's Limited)-^Belgian cavalry rwere this morning reported to be within a mile of the important railway centre of Thielt. Paris, Oct. 16.-British patrols entered the southwesterri suburbs of Lille this morning. Washington, Oct. 16.-Substantial gains on both sides of the Meuse against stubborn resistance by a reinforced enemy was reported today by Gen. Pershing in his communique for Tuesday. London, Oct. 16.-^The Belgian army under King Albert is advancing rapidly along the Courtemark-Thorout road. The fall of the Belgian town of Thorout, whose capture wds prematurely announced unofficially yesterday, is expected almost immediately. , ONE MILE FROiyj .RETHEL Paris, Oct. 16.-French forces , -last night captured the village of Airy-Romance, w thin a mile of the important r^l way junction of Bethel,.'In th^ Champagne, the ^ yi/ar office announced today., HAiG IMAKES GAINS ' 'Jl t'o'ndon, Oct.'"' l6.ir-iGalns of ' ground by British >pfijai.l8_tljyrJ.oa. last nlgiit in the D'ouai-Lilie sector are reported by Field ,M,a_r8hal Halg in the official statement today. TO ABANDON BRUSSELS. Paris, Oct. 16.-A high German functionary - In Belgium declared on October 9 that German occupation of Brussels would end, at the least, within 15 days, according to reliable information received, in London, says the cornespondent of the Echo d'Parls. All the civilian population along the Belgian coast has been moved back out of the country and British aviators are said to be reporting fires over a vast area. Successes In Belgium. London, Oct. 15.-The British second army lighting in Flanders has reached Lechat on the Courlrai-lngle-muuster road and has captured the villages of- Gulleghem and Huelet. The British have advanced to the outskirts ot Courtrai. This announcement, was made shortly bjgfore midnight by the war oifice, ^yhich also corroborated the Belgian aud French successes in Flanders. Since the morning of Oct. 14, the allies have taken 12,000 prisoners and more than 100 guns in the Belgian operation. Iu addition to occupying Menin, the British have entered Wer-vica and are standing on the right bank of the Lys.  - Take 7OO0 Germans. Havre, Oct. 15.-French and Belgian ,ti-oops in Flanders have captured. 7000-Germans and taken' 80 guns, accoril-ing to the -official communication issued by. the Belgian war office tonight. Belei�B'�ii.l-;WT.rtv.h^ ^.^tJ^i.-v.jtii.* s NiG.i.1NWEST ^18 most eutartaining spealS^'i^r' .4.  * * :,i|u. -f : Paris, Oct. 15r->lt:wlll be from 1(1 months to two years before It will be possible to take out any eoai In the mines in the Lena re-'�l�n, which the Oerntans damaged ta th� bestiHf ttMie.{Ability before ilyiy retired from tMi city, an in-'iMeiion of *he mining properties billl7<*vealed. e*Umated that HjWHIistakO'flve-yw re to restore t)^: nominal produelion of the Wlhaipeg, -Oct. 16.-Vice-President ! Coleman of the Canadian Pacific railway announced today thfit; Mr. Char^es Murphy has lieen' appointed general manager of western lines in charge of maintenance and operation. The office ot.'asBiBtant general manager has been ^abolished. Charles Muri^by has been iu the company service, sjnce 1883. He started ssa telegraph operator and moved gradually up to chief train dispatcher, genei'ul-sujierlntendent at Toronto and Montreal, general superintendent ^ of transportation, eastern line'(i,:^en^raJ. superintendent Manitoba dttU40H,' popiincf here from eastern lineSi-ilvel^ years, ago. Paris, Oct. 10.-When allied troops entered St. Quentiu they found that every pillar in the cathedral there had been excavated at the level of the ground, preparatory to placing explo sivjes under them, according to Liberie. The rapidity of the allied advance prevented the GeruiauH from carrying out their plans to destroy the edifice.' Stockholm, Oct. 16.--^Inaurreotion is spreading in the Ukraine and receuUy extended throughout the entire government of Podolia; according to dispatches received by the Pollflken. At several places, it is reported, the .German troops are sidlngr with the rebels. Several thousand troops are declared to have boisted'^tbe red flag near Ekaterlnosiav and to have killed.their officers. They are now marching on Kharkov to join the revolutionary soldiers who h.old the4own; ... . it.... . , ,_.'ing crosaej'theToad. The Courtrai-Inglemunster.raiJ.Tlray has been reached by the French and Belgians. Italian Stater^ent. ^ Rome, Oct. is;-The text of the official, statement today reads: ^ "There has been considerable local fighting from Lake Garda to the Bren-ta valley. .,Our artillery has carried out effective bombardments in the Lagarlna valley and the Arsa valley. Patrol encounters favorable to us have been fought at Coucalaghi and in tlie Arsa valley. "On the Asiago plateau reconnoi-lering parties entered ,an advanced post and returned without loss." ,^ Civilians In Roulers r.ondon, Oct.. IG.-Twelve ivundred civilians were found in the city of Roulers when the British and Frencli reached the place on Monday, according to the Mails correspondent at Britisii headquarters. They had been living a more or less normal life there during the German occupation of the city. The correspondent says that it was noticeable- that the Germans had put up signs and notices.in the Flemish language which may ba an indication of t^ie announced German intention to set up a separata Flemish kingdom. The Offensive in Flanders London, Oct. 10.-Describing the first days of the new offensive in. Flanders, the correspondent of the Mail at British headquarters says that the operation has gone, ahead with clock-like regularity, Tlie chief German resistance came from the 1st Ba-varlan,reserve guards and the OtU cavalry, which fought, stubbornly. Tha correspondent writes as follows: "The German.front lines were hold strongly. The ' Bavarians advanced from their trenches in the face of the British barrage and cal-uly set up their machine guns. They did all that was asked of them, but they met a famous division which in its' charge went clean through and around the enemy and reached the Roulers railroad-before the German supports could arrive. Highly valuable ground was thus taken at the outset and .bigger objectives were thrown open. , Best Men in Front Ranks - "\i is a fact that the enemy has put the most and best of his men in-the front ranks and when these were forced back, the British had much less trouble in advancing. German forces at Wervicq and Meniu, which guarded'the right of the British -attack, apparently made only slight resistance and surrendered at once. -The canal was behind them and when the British artillery' had destroyed the bridges, the enemy troops felt that they were being sacrificed and ran toward the British lines. "Before the end of the first day ^11 the principal Industrial towns in western Belgium were being threatened. Toward'the.north, the Germans'along the coast are in peril. During the ,day there was plenty of evidence that peace was expected by the" enemy"snd that this expectation � was'oper|;tinB toward lowering the morale pt�^;i^e German forces." - vii "The issues of the battle are Hth- .; mense and are ajready visible oi\i iha . tieia.'v - �'..... ...... . ; 07635065 ;