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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 17, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta BUY VICTORY BONDS AND SO KELP BUY VICTORY! .VOLUME XI. LETIIBRIDGE, /XBERTA. XHUIiSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1918 NUMBER 260 TAKEN GERMANY'S UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER EXPECTED SOON CD 1 JL ml OFPEACEJODiONDON Breaking Point Reached in Great German Machine-Socialists Declare People, Not Counts, Will Make Peace- London Declares Abdication of Kaiser Immaterial-Big News Expected Momentarily. Zurich, Oct. 17.-"The counts declared war, but the 1-epresentatives of the people will conclude peace," the Socialist newspaper Arbeiter Zeitung, of Vienna; says in a current article on the situation created by the Teutonic peace proposals and the replies Id them. - TIRPITZ BEHIND THE CHANCEtLOf Amsterdam,'Oct. 17.-Admira) von Tirpi^z, former sec-retiijry ofthe Geri^ has sent a t^egrain to, Prince MaXihiilianv th^ iinperiaJ CM of the ^Fltherlan3'^Vty, recognizing and appreciatitig ihe government's heavy responsibility and prorhising the. prince the party's support, according to the Tageblatt, of Berlin. (GfeRMANS GIVE IDEA OF VICTORY ' Amsterd?im, Oct. 17.-"The >yar is coming to an end and in such a manner as no man in .Germany.rdesires," says'the Vorwaerts. "Let us say it candidly," the newspaper continues. "During, all these terrible four years th'fe: iim of our efforts and sacrifices was to preveftt such an end." : ? : ? ? : : : ? ? : : ? >; * : .^ > : d-ttie Turkish government, it was pointe.d but today that with the British forces rapidly� clearing' Palestine and Mesopotamia of Turkish control, Turkey must hang on to Constan-tinople.as Its only hope of maintaining any power as a govern- . ment. News from Copenhagen that Iz-zet Pasha has been appointed premier and minister of war in the new Turkish cabinet was interpreted as meaning, that the Germans still have a friend at court. Because of his long service "^s chief of the Turkish army and his association with German officers Izret Pasha is looked upon ! as friendly to Germany. The accuracy of the reports that the Union and Conservative club the most powerful organization in Turkpy, has been closed at the demand of the Turkish army staff was-questioned by officials here who said such action would be tantamount of a military revolution. If the report is true, they declared, anything might happen to Constantinople. Expect Turkey to Quit Amsterdam, Oct. 16.-German newspapers are preparing the public for an announcement of Turkey's withdrawal from the war. On Tuesday the Fi:ankfort Gazette printed a dispatch from Constantinople to the effect that far-reaching events were impending there. The dispatch said that in the vaiia-yet of Smyrna, representatives of American and British interests have maintained throughout thti war cordial relations with the governor, Rnh-me Bey, "tlie uncrowned king of Smyrna," with wiiom Constantinople has never dared to interfere. The newspaper says that in spite of the rupture of diplomatic relations, "many bridges still led from Constantinople to Washington." LILLE NOT FIRED British Headquarters In Flanders, Oct. 16.-(Reuter's).-The Germans, on leaving Lille, which was captured today by British forces, did not �* fire to the bujidlngs ir 'ine or cause any explosions, . . \ COIIERELL GOES Former Lethbridge C.P.R. Official Advances to Assistant Gen. Superintendent. Winnipeg. Oct. 17.-^The following additional official changes on the Canadian Pacific railway were announced today; A. E. Stevens, now general superintendent of the Saskatchewan-district, with headquarter.^ at Moose Jaw, will succeed Mr. Charles Murphy as general superintendent of the Manitoba district with headquarters at Wiuui' peg. ^ W. a; Jlather, now assistant general . superintendent of the British Columbia district with headquarters at Vancouver, will succeed: Mr. Stevens at Moose Jaw. C. A. Cotterell, now superintendent at Medicine Mat, and formerly at Letli-brldge, will succeed Mr. Matlier as assistant. general superintendent at Y^tjtfottver. ? W. A, BUCHANAN, M.P., TO : LECTURE AT COALDALE W. A. Buchanan, :\I.P., will ? deliver a lecture at Coaldale on ? Friday evening at S p.m.. in the ? Consolidatei school auditorium, ? on his visit to the fighting ? zone. Tlie proceeds will be in > aid of the Women's Civic club i' fund for-Christmas apples tor � ALLIED FORCES NEAIG SOFIA SHON steady Progress Has Been Made In Occupation of Territory Held ByBulgars. Paris, Oct. 16.-French forces have entered tlie city of Pirot in Serbia, according to an official statement issued by the war office tonight.' Pirot is on the railroad be'ween N'ish and Sofia and is 12 miles from the Bulgarian frontier. The text of the statement follows: / "Serbi�n troops have carried the heights 'north of Nish. They .have made notable progress along the letj liank of the Morava river, north., of N'ish, and have captured four cannon. French cavalry have entered Pirot. Rumanian Outbreaks Paris, Oct. 17.-Outbreaks against the Germans have occun-ed Iil northern Rumania, in the province of Moldavia, says a dispatch to the Journal from Zurich. Tlie population suddenly assumed an openly hostile attitude toward the German authorities, according to the advices, which come by way of Bucharest. In several districts there have been clashes between bands of Rumanian peasants and Austro-German forces. Capture Alexinatz London. Oct. 17.-Serbian troops, continuing their energetic campaign for driving out the Austro-German forces remaining on Serbian soil, have captured the town of .Alexinatz, on the Morava river, 15 miles northwest of NisU. says a Serbian official statement received here today. Thirty-two guns have been taken in the'fighting beyond Nish. BULLETINS NO IVIORE PILLAGING Amsterdam, Oct. 17.-(By the Associated- Press)-The German army command, according to a bulletin issued by the Rotterdam Courant today, has ordered Its armies to cease devastating places unless absolutely compelled by military necessity. ^ DECLARES HUNGARY INDEPENDENT London, Oct. 17.-At a meeting of the Hungarian parliament a proclamation was read declaring Hungary to be an Independent-state, says a dispatch from Berlin, forwarded from Copenhagen to the Central News Agency bene. WHOLE HUN ARMY BADLY BEATEN  Pauls, Oct. 17.-The entire German army of Gen. Von Arniem is * in retreat from the North Sea to the region of Lilie, having been beaten back and overthrown by the allied attacks today. The retirement is assuming the proportions of a rout. Seventeen divisions comprise the army of Von Arniem. IVIARCHING ON OSTEND London, Oct. 17.-Belgian forces, which crossed the Yser river, are marching on Ostend, a seaport on the English Channel. The Belgians also made progress in the region north of Thorout and advanced in the direction of Thielt.-. INTO MONTENEGRO Paris, Oct. 16.- (Delayed) - Austro-German forces in western Serbia have retired into Montenegro ,and have, evacuated the town of Diakova, on the Serbo-Montenegrlan frontier, according to an official statement from the French war office. Under allied pressure the hostile forces are returning to Ipek. T- w WW w m mm mm *  y mm m m RETIRE SO RAPIDLY ALLIES OKEE" Whole German Front of 35 Miles in Belgium Smashed- Allies on Way to'Ostend and Brtiges--Haig Launched New Attack on Bohain-Le Cateau Line-Yanks Make Advance in Argonne. London, Oct. 17.-^The British have captured Lille. HAIG LAUNCHES NEW DRIVE London, Oct. 17.-Field Marshal-Haig's forces this morning began an attack on the Bohain-Le Cateau front, along the Selle river southwest of Cambrai. Satisfactory progress was reported by the'Biritish commander in his official statement. ^ , � WHOLE HUN LINE IN BELIGUM BROKEN Paris, Oct, 17.-;-Allied armies whicHare fighting unii^^r the high commsiTid of Kiri^ Albert, of Belgium/haye/j^ a stubborn struggle ojF 48 hours, triumphed "over the resistance of the enemy and driven in' oh the whole front of the attack, according to ari official review of the situation issued' here last night. Continuing the review say^: "The Germans fell back today, harriedby light infantry and artillery formations which prevented: the enemy from pulling himself together. Notwithstanding the bad weather, the rain-soaked ground and the rivers and canals, the allied troops made a considerable bound forward todayr^ German rear-guards, with machine guns only temporarily checked the allied forces.- "We have reached Keyem and have cleared the outskirts of Dixmude, for three miles toward the north. Thorout is outflanked and the Ostend road is threatened, making conri-munication of the enemy forces from the Yser to the coast most uncertain and precarious." DRIVING HUNS FROM LAON POCKET Paris, Oct. 17.-On the entire front of the Oise and the Serre, where the Germans are being driven from the pocket north of Laon, the French last night maintairied contact with the enemy, according to today's war office report. The text of the statement reads: "During the night we maintained contact on the entire front of the Oise and the Serre. Theit was somewhat pronounced machine gun artid artillery fire." PRECIPITATE RETREAT. With the Allied Armies In Belgium, Oct. 16.-The Germans have started a retreat on a large scale from northern Belgium. French cavalry is approaching Thieit, sev-' en miles from the banks of the Ghent-Bruges canal. The canal itself is only ten miles from the border of Holland. So fast Is the enemy retreating that the Fnench, British aiid Belgians have lost touch entirely with the enemy. The Belgians advancing astride the Thorout-Bruges and Thorout-Ostend roads have � defeated the Germans,-who ane retreating rapidly. This undoubtedly is one of the war's greatest and meet vital vic- '(Continued ojt Fagb Six) CALDER'S PUN LOOKS 10 CONTROL BY PROVINCES OF OWN RESOURCES Calgary, Oct, 17.-Th�re is good reason to believe that ti^s plan which the Hon. J.  A. Calder has been discussing secretly with the governments of the western... provinces will evolve. Jnto complete control by the provinces of their natural resources, .which has bofen the desire of the weitern provinces since the newer province's were created. Mr, Calder, Dominion- mlijister of immigration, after a careful survey of the situation came-to the conclusion that any )3lan of 'iDnd settlement which was 'limited to the land now ownedi'by the Dominion would -fall very far-fhort of what was desired. The plan uiider discussion now by the western representatives includes the ownership of the va-- ,. cant lands and other resources by the provinces,/ but goes mudh further than that in settling the . vacant spaces in the west. The scheme so far outlined pro-v/des machlnei'y by which any vacant land may be. taken over by: the province. It is,suggested that no vacci^t land vyill be taken ovsr until application is made for'i^. ' Price will be-arranged by: arbitration if other, means fail. Ths' purchaser will then have money. advanced, by the government for the purchase. A 05575?958008 07 0 D9?A 9?85 ;