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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - October 16, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta BUY VICTORY BONDS ANE} SO HELP BUY VICTORYJ VOLUME XI. LETHBMDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1918 .. .. , .in � 'ni - i NUMBER 25!) HUNS LIKELY AOCEPT EVERYTHING REPLY STUNS � BERLIN; AND STRIKES REPORTED Panic Seizes Huns As Allied Reply Is Learned Hun Stocks' Take Another Big Slump-Germans Stunned by Nature of Reply-Many Bohemian Cities Under Martial > Law-Czecho-Slovaks Active in Campaign for Peace. Victory Loan Committee Preparing for Big Drive /tf *-- /" London, Oct. 16.-President Wilson's reply to the German peace note produced a "most unfavoarble impression" jn Berlin, says a Central News dispatch from Amsterdam today. The publication of the reply, it adds, was followed by a panic in Berlin banking circles and on the stock exchange The German supreme command, the advices state, will come to Berlin at the end of the present week "to deliberate on mobilization, concentration of the national strength and the raising of the military age." The German newspapers point out, the message adds, that President Wilson's note had the effect of a cold douche on i the hopes for peace engineered by his first note. Some of the newspapers comment on the note in the sharpest terms and with unbridled words, adding that the language of President Wilson now has become excited after the conferences he has had with the allies. Headquarters for the Victory Loan i for 1818 wilt bo found on the ground! floor of the Southard Block. 3rd Ave. S., kindly donated free of all charge by Mr. A. Southard. And the telephone, number la 1918. At headquarters at any time from now until active canvassing (darts on Oct. L'S, may be found Arthur G. Baalim, chairman of the local committee, and R. V. Gibbons, secretary, in whose hands responsibility for the organization has chlcHy been placed. The local organization has been given the same territory as for the first Victory Loan, Including the city, Nouleford. Monarch and surrounding country districts. The allotment for the city and district has not yet been set, but It will not be' less than tho $750,000 quota iislted last year and it may be the $1,-000,000 actually raised last year. Tonight at 8 o'clock the local committee will meet for organization, appointment of committePH, and naming of chairmen. Following is the committee: W. A. Buchanan. Ml'.. I. Ilorne, C. Mcintosh, 15. H. Wll-ion. 11. V. Gibbons, S. S. Dunham, G. li. MacKay, George Grsen, H. .Macbeth, Capt. K. C. McKcnale, A. Williamson. H. Livingstone, W. J. Nelson. Alex. Johnston, H. W. 'Crawford, K. Barrowman, F. A. Stoltzc, T. M. Christie. John Scott, D. ft. Yates, A. U. Hogg, .las. Qulgley, J. D. Wilkin. Fred Downer. Oeorgo Stacey, V. Coipman. F. Spoon-er, It. R. Dayidson. U. K. Harris, S. .1. Shepherd, Mart McMahon, Th.unas Qubiu, Ray Knight, 1C. A. Ewurl, A. H. Held, J. H. Turney, J. Harris K. (.'. Crnnstoun, C. S. Noble. John Mcl). Davidson, B. Ainsworth. It. J. II. Skelth, U. H. Elton, I'etor Lund, C. F. P. Conybeare. ___ _ ' ___._______________ Lille Entered, Thielt Soon to Fall, Result of Allied Blow in Belgium DT TT T 17'T'TXT|Persll'ng forces Gaining .Ground on Both Sides of Meuse D U LLC 1 UN' 5espit^ ^ub.b�rn Resi?ia.n.c?.-LilLe Salient Being wlPed SAYS HUN ANSWER I 'WILL LIKELY ACCEPT| London, Oct. 16.-( 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 gen-! eral acceptance of the presi dent's conditions. ,.;. 4. .;. .;. .j. .j, .;. .;. FOREST FIRES " UNDER CONTROL pECISION TODAY London, Oct. 16.-It it expect* ed that the German chancellor will make a decision today en the matter* contained In President WHion'a lataet note, eaya a dispatch from Copenhagen to the Exchange Telegraph company. REVOLT IN BOHEMIA Parle, Oct. 16.-Meeting! called by the Czeeho-Slovak council at Prague to protest against the export of foodstuffs from Bohemia resulted In a general strike which Is developing Into a revolt, dispatches from Zurich to Parle newspapers. Martial law has been proclaimed throughout the country and German and Hungarian troops are occupying Prague, Pllsen, Plsek and Tabor. P08TPONE REICH8TAG Basel, Octi 16.-Advices from Berlin say that the president of the relchatag has postponed the sitting of the relehstag, 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. 15.-According to. Berlin dispatches received here, the German Socialists have decided, In view of the general political situation, not to oppose Prince Maxlmillap of Baden retaining his pest of imperial chancellor. CARVELL STEPS IN TO SETTLE STRIKE In Touch With President Beatty of C.P.R.-May Reopen Negotiations. Dulutli. Minn., Oct. 15.-The new fires . at McOrath and White fine and vicinity have been brought under 'lontrol. according to reports received here early today. ? �fr ? * * * * > IF BOOZE SEIZED: CAR TAKEN E HUNGARY NOT ON THE BEST OF TERMS WITH AUSTRIA,* REPORT SAYS Amsterdam, Oct. 15.-Hungary's attitude toward Austria has undergone a change, Dr. Wekerfc, the Hungarian premier, declared in a recent epeech, according to a Budapest dispatch to the Vos-slache Zeltung, of Berlin. The premier added that tl  validity of the Veatlea between Austria and Hungary was a matter for discussion. Hungary, he said, must be represented at the peace conference. Where It Originated. Amsterdam, Oct. 16.-Dr. Wekorle, the Hungarian minister, hiatal In a recent speech it was possible ho would resign in the near future. It-was in tho re-time ot this uddrens that ho stated that Hungnry'M nltltudo towuvd Austria had- materially changed and that Hungary must he represented ftt the peace conference. He made plain, however, that ha did not moan that Hungary would conclude a Eonp.rato peace, Calgary, Oct. lfl.-Tho strike of the teamsters and civic employees which was fixed for this morning has boon postponed for 24 hours. Upon tho promise ot Hon. Frank Carvoll, Dominion minister ot public works, -who was In tho city yesterday, that he �would wire President Ueatty of the Canadian Pacific railway suggesting that all the original strikers bo reinstated without discrimination pending an Invagination, which promise was made to representatives of the city council who later waited upon the strike committee, the striko committteo docjded to dolay tho striko for one day, Karly last evoning a. committee from tho labor men waited upon Mr. Carvell and explained- the case from their point of view. During this discussion it was stated that some months ago when the committee was negotiating with the Canadian Pacific railway at Winnipeg and later in Montreal an endeavor w�h mado to, settle the freight handlers' dispute at the same time, but Grant Hall, at that time western manager of the road, refused to consider them, saying they were not organized. Mr.'Carvell said It was the first, time he, had heard this. He expressed himself pretty strongly about sympathetic strikes. It was reported in the' city this morning that the strike was as good as settled. Enquiry at tho general offices of the C.P.R. however, elicited tho Information that such was not .the case. Local trades unionists, how over, feel certain, now that the government nas stopped, in, that negotiations looking to an early' consideration of the men's demands will be opened shortly und an amicable settlement arrived at. . SOP TO GE TO KEEP FIGHTING Copenhagen, Oct. 13.-The last obstacle to the reign of Prussia's antiquated throe-class franchise has been romoved by the adoption unanimously of tho following resolution by the Conservative faction in tho Prussian diet: "In this time of our greatest distress and in realization that we must be equipped to fight hard battles for the integrity of German soli, tho Conservative party In the diet considers it a patriotic duty to lay aside all Internal conflict and he ready to make heavy sacrifices to attain tho end In view. The members of the party believe that a far reaching rndlcallza-tlon of tho Prussian constitution will not advance the welfare of the Prussian people, but are nevertheless pre pared to wavo their opposition to the equal franchise in Prussia, in accordance with the latest desire of their friends In the house of lords In order to assure u harmimious front against the outside world." 1 Two Local-Bootleggers Fined 8B�*4CMt of Importing TriiHffitUHlTiMOOO. BRITISH CASUALTIES IN 39 WEEKS WERE 700,000 WEATHfcM High......................... Low......................... Forecast: Generally fair and local showers In, southern districts cool Sultan Invokes Allah To Save Turkey From Ruin Basel, Oct. 15.-'At the opening of the Turkish parliament the sultan, In his speaoh, recalled the diffloult situation In which Turkey had been placed by the defection of Bulgaria, according to a Constantinople dispatch which has been received here. s The' government had in com-mon'with its allies, endeavored to give the people a right peace, but had taken necessary steps for the defense of the country, The Sultan hoped the war would have a happy ending'and Invoked the laid of Allah to preserve Turkey from ruin. lAce'Not* in Mucin Basel, Oct. 15.-President Wil-son's reply to the German peace proposals reached Berlin at neon today. IJt had-net been given to the German public, howsver, up to b o'clock knight" -v New York, Oct. 15, - British casualties, during the first 39 weeks of 1918 aggregated 700,000, according to a cablegram received by the British bureau of Information here today. This doaa not Include losses In the heavy fighting of the last two weeks. The message stated that during the period between January V^and Ootober 1, the lowest casualty list for any single week was 4,126 and the highest more than 40,000. , BUCHAREST EXPRESS DERAILED; 100 KILLED, MANY INJURED Itoudon, Oct. 1,">.-One hundred per mod a wern killod and 200 injured in the derailing ot the Bucharest express near Piara, Rumnnln, according to a dispatch to tho Central Nowb from Amsterdam, quoting advices from'VI ounu. The dispatch adds that several coaches of tho train roll into lite Bis trla river. HEAR LIEUT. JOAN ARNOLDI TONIGHT Out-Fall of Thorout Will Come Soon-Good Progress., F British Headquarters, Oct. 16.- (Canadian Press Dispatch from Reuters Limited)-Belgian cavalry yvere this morning reported to be within a mile of the important railway centre of Thielt. Paris, Oct. 16.-British patrols entered the southwestern" 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 was prematurely announced unofficially yesterday, is expected almost immediately. , Thore are at least two worthy rbii (lemon In the city who nro convinced that .bootlegging does not pay. Two days ago Phil Harris and White the former a driver for IV. A. OU. took; a trip across the line in one of Ott's cars and incidentally took on a cargo of fit) gallons of firewater. The return trip was made without any eventful occurrence until Just two or throe miles Oils sido of the lino an Interfering A. P. P. constable popped up and pulled the outfit. White was fined |50t) und Harris *:!00 nud the boozo and the car were seized. The car Is valued at llnon and the hobxe would retail at bootleggers' prices at about $2000. add to this $800 In finos and the cost of the trip comes to $4000 In round figures. This ought to discourage similar attempts along this line. COMBAT THE FLU Ueut, Joan Arnold!, who is tpui'lng Cunada tor the second time, making her appeal for comforts for the boys in the trendies, will arrive In tho qijty this evening from the we�, \ where she has met with a great' reception at Cronbrook, Fertile. Mid other points. Lieut. noldj will give her address (o night at Wesley church at ,130 o'clock, All are urged to nejti:' t^ils must euterttilnlng apoakeff' Calgary, Oct. 16.-Active steps are being taken by the provincial health department to cope with the Spanish Influents menace, At a meeting of nurses called by the department of health yastorday at Edmonton, volunteers were Invited to nurse Influenza patients, tho department offering u retaining fee of Eloveu nurses volunteered at that meeting. Mrs. P. A. Davis, of the Calgary graduato nurses' association, last night recelvod a mosiago from Dr. Jamlusan, government bacteriologist, asking nor to call a similar meeting for the same puriioso In Calgary, (jontrol Travelling Cases Edmonton, Oct, lti.-The provincial board of health adopted a swooping program of train inspection to hoop tho Spanish influenza epidemic from tho province. Inspection medical officers will Immediately bo placed nt every point of entry into the province. All cases travelling to points insldo the province will be taken off tho trains ami isolated, while tho trains carrying through passengers will be> quarantined from boundary to boundary. An attempt Is also' being mado to secure a large number of nurses by paying advanced retainers, so that they may be Immediately nvullablo in cuse the disease becomo3 epidemic. HUNS ABSOLUTELY DESTROY LENS MINES New York, Oct. 15.- (By the Associated Press.)-The Entente forces in Belgium and France continue to drive the onemy before them. In Belgium and Flanders the advance is somewhat rapid, but on all the sectors in prance the Germans are fighting with desperation. The grcat'iwfiflgd that Is being driven by fb� dt'Iglan. British nud French troops now threatens seriously the tenure by tho enemy of num� positions in north "Belgium from the I.ys river to the sea. including his bases along the coast, while to the south the I.ille salient gradually is heinc smashed. Meanwhile, the French und American forces are struggling valiantly northward from the ChnuapuRne region Into the country ovor which the Germans must "retire to their own horde.- Jn the event of a final debacle. Tho Germans arc vigorously defending their positions, using innumerable machine gun detachments. Nevertheless, both the Americans and French on tho vurlous sectors are meeting with success. In tho Komagne sector, further gains have been made by the Americans. Bail weather has fallen over the sector and the airmen have been iiii-nhle to give their usual brilliant assistance. To tho west tho French uro slowly closing in upon Hethol, on their way to Meaiores, being only two miles dis-tant from the town. West of Urumle Pre they have effected another crossing of the Aisue. About 800 Germans woru mado prisoner In this fightlns. In Flanders the British have taken tho Important railway centre of Menln. Thorout has fallen and tho Thorout-Courtra! railroad; 'has almost been won. Numerous towns have been captured by tho allied forces and largo numbers of prisoners and guns taken. Tho copturo of Thorout completely outflanks the submarine base at Ost-end and brings the allied troops within ton mllos of Bruges, whence the railway lino runs northward to 7,co-bruggo, Germany's other U-boat bnso In the North Sea. Hoports Bay. the Germans arc withdrawing what Is left of their forces In tho north, both naval ami military. In Albania, tho Italians have occupied tho Austriau navul base of Du-razzo, on tho Adriatic, while In Serbia tho allied forces are continuing to press tho enemy troops north of Mlsh. ONE MILE FROM RETHEL Paris, Oct. 16.-French forces last night captured the village of Airy-Romance, within a mile of the important railway junction of Rethel, in the Champagne, the war office announced today. HAIG MAKES GAINS London, Oct. � 16.-Gains of ground by British patrols during last night in the Doual-Llllo sector are reported by Field Marshal Haig 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 correspondent 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 IlghtiuK in I'landers has reached I.echat on the I'ourtrul-lnglc-muustcr road and 1ms captured tho villages of Gulleghom and Huolet. The British have advanced to the outskirts of Courtral. This announcement was made shortly before midnight by the war office, which also corroborated the Belgian and 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. In addition to occupying Menln, the British have entered Wor-vlca and are standing on the right bank of tho I.ys.   Paris, Oct. 16.-It will be from 18 months to two years before It will be possible to take out any  eoal In the mines in the Lens re* �Ion, which the Germans damaged te the bestit>f their ibllity before they retired from ttiea estimated that It wltli^ske five �years to restore t�e nominal production of the NEW G. M. IN WEST Winnipeg, Oct. '16.-Vicn-President Coleman or the Cauadian Pacific railway announced toduy that; Mr. Charles Murphy has been appointed genorul manager of western linos in churgo of maintenance and operation. Tho office of. assistant general manager has been abolished, Charles Murphy lias been tu the company service, sJnce 1881 He started aa u telegraph operator ami moved gradually up to chief train dispatcher, genorul superintendent at Toronto and Montreal, general superintendent �* of transportation, eastern lino*, general .superintendent Manitoba division, pojulng hore from eastern ilncsi'ilve. .years, ago. L Paris, Oct, 1G.-When allied troops entered St. Quontln they found that overy pillar in the cathedral there had been excavated at tho lovol of tho ground, preparatory to placing explosives under them, nccordlng to I.lborte. The rapidity of the allied advuneo prevented tho Commits from carrying out their plans to destroy tho edifice. UKRAINIAN REBELS Stockholm. Oct. 10.-Insurrection Is spreading in the Ukraine and recently extended throughout the entlro government of Podolia, according to dispatches received by the Poliflken. At several places, It 1b reported, tho German troops are siding with the rebels, Several thousand troops are declared to have hoisted'the red flag near Ekatcrlnoslav and to have killed their officers, They are now marching on Kharkov to join tho revolutionary boI-dlors who hold the town,  -   Take 7000 Germans. Havre. (Jet. 13.-French and Belgian troops in Plunders have captured 7000 Hermans and taken Sti guna. aucofyi. itiK to tho official communication issued by the BotKlan war offlco tonight. Belgian and French cavalry-Is-mtranr-. Inc on LltclHiryeldt, between Thorout and ftimleYs, having crossed the road. The CourtritMngleimiiiHtcr.ruijwuy has been reached by lite French and Ut-l-glans. Italian Statement. Rome, Oct. 16.-The text of the offl-cial .stuteineiit today reaiis: N "There has been considerable local fighting from Lake Carda to the Uren-ta valley. .Our artillery has carried out effective bombardments in the i.agarlna v.illnj- nml the Arsa valley. Patrol encounters fuvoinblo to us. ha\o been foiiRht at t'nuculaghi and In tho ArHa valley. "On tho Aslugn plateau reconnoi-terlng parlies entered an advanced post and returned without loss." Civilians In Roulers London. Oct. 1(1.-Twelve hundred civilians were found In the city of Roulers when the British and French reached the place on Monday, according to the .Mails correspondent at British headquarters. They had boon living a more or loss normal llfo there during the German occupation of the city. The correspondent says that It wan noticeable that tho Gor-mans had put up signs and notices In tho Flemish language which may bo an indication of t^ie announced German Intention to set up a separate) Flemish kingdom. The Offensive in Flanders London, Oct. in.-Describing tho first, days of the new offensive in Flanders, the correspondent of tho Mall at British headquarters says that tho operation has gone ahead with clock-like regularity. The chief German resistance came from tho 1st Bavarian reserve guards and tho tith cavalry, which fought stubbornly. Tho correspondent, writes as follows: "The German front lines wero hold strongly. Tho Bavarians advanced from their trenches In tho face of tho British barrage and cnl.nly set up their machine guns. They did nil that waa asked of thorn, hut they mut n famous division which In its' charge wont clean through and around tho enemy and reached tho UoulerH railroad before tho Gorman supports could arrive. Highly valuable ground was thus taken at the outset anil bigger objectives wero thrown open. Best Men in Front Ranks "It Is u fact that the enemy bus put tho most and best of his men in tho front ranks and when thoso were forced back, tho British had much loss trouble in advancing. Gorman forces ul Worvlcn and Menln, which guardod tho right of the British attack, apparently made only slight resistance and surrendered �t once. The canal wus behind them and when tho British artillery had destroyed the bridges, the enemy troops felt that they were being sacrltlc-d and rau toward the British Hues. "Boforo the end of the first day all the principal industrial towns In western Bolglum wero being threatened. Toward the.north, the Germane aloug tho coust are in peril. During the day there was plenty ot evidence that peace was expected by the enemy'anil that this expectation was operating toward lowering the morale of^tlje German torcoa." - � v "The issues of the battle nro .'lm� mense and are already visible ou, the Hold.". ...... - � ;