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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 18, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta MISERS HELP THE KAISER BUY VICTORY BONDS! VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA. J'RIDAY. OCTOBER.!8, 19]8 NUMBER 261 OPEN ZEEBRUGGE ENTERED, BRUGES EVACUATED, DOUAI TAKEN German Answer is Expected Today; is A Part Acceptance JJVill Not Be Unconditional Surrender as at First Expecte^-Austro-Hungary More Anxious for Peace Than Germany -Divide Austria Into Two Separate States is New Move. BULLETINS N. Z. WHEAT AT $1.41. Ottawa, Oct. 18.-Word has been received here that the New . Zealand government ha* made arrangements to *ake over the entire New Zealand wheat crop at $1.41 -�� bushel. Amsterdam, Oct. 18.-(By the Associated Press)-A yemonstration by the German independent Socialists in Under Linden today is reported by the Cologne Volks Zei-tung. The crowd sang the Marseillaise. The police, adds the newspapers, prevented the demonstrators from reaching the imperial palace. There was a clash in which some of the crowd were slightly injured by the police sabres. BERNE, Oct. 17.-Germany's reply to President Wilson's latest note was expected to be drawn up and despatched to Washington tonight, ac-� cording to the latest advices received here from Berlin. The semi-official newspapers In Germany indicate that It is certain that ^Germany, in the note, will, afk to continue the conversation. Advices received from Berlin say there Is great activity in political circles,' In view of the reply. It Is said in some quarters that the note has already been drafted and that It is not a complete refusal of the preBid�rit^s demands.  ...MAEfliaJ yo" tt'ri,''�h''Uirg was exBSPted in Berlin today. i . Object to Wilson Reply. O----�.---- Berne,: Get. 18.-President Wilson's the Garmart note has created a ne'tv state bt affairs In diplomatic discussions relative to peace, it is re-" ported here from German sources, and tlie German reply, it is said, will make it clearly understood that the tone employed by the president was ojien to objection. ' There have been passionate discussions of the president's reply at meetings of all the groups of the reichstag, but no lino of policy has been determined, although there has been prolonged deliberations. The presence of Field Marshal Von llindenburg in Berlin in believed to foreshadow the drafting of the German reply to Mr. Wilson. In the circumstances, it is uncertain whether the riijchstag will meet tomorrow. In any case there will be no preliminary meeting of the parliament before the reply Is forwarded. Then there will be a full dress debate, in ? ? > : ? ? ? ? : ; > ? ? HUNSEVACOA SERBIA,ALBANIA AND MONTENEGRO German Army in Belgium Crumbles; Allies Rush Ahead Cavalry Reaches Zeebrugge-Douai Enteied-^Some Resistance at Courtiai-Allied Armies Closing Bottlenecks of German Escape from Belgium and France-Allies Clear Oise-Serre Pocket. Balkans Will Soon Be Clear Enent}'-Serbians Are In Krushevatz. of London, Oct. 18.-The evacuation of the territory of Serbia, Albania and Montengro by forces of the'central powers has been begun, according to a dispatch from Vienna, forwarded by Amsterdam correspondent of the Central News Agency. TAKE KRUCHEVATZ London, Oct. 18, - The .allied troops in Serbia continue successfully their advance northward from Nish. A statement from the Serbian war office announces that the Serbians have captured Kruchevatz, 35 miles northwest of Nish. The statement reads: "We have occupied Kruchevatz and Pronsj. The French have captured Kalna." OOiNAIINC COAST FBEL E Threat to England Rejnoved By Remarkable Events of Tiiursday. London, Oct. 18.-The German dream of dominating the Flanders coast has come to an end, the morning newspapers say, and they speak of Thursday as a memorable day in the War, pointing out the prominent part played by the British army and navy in the far-reachiiig successes gained. The Belgian coast ports, says the Daily Telegraph in referring to the German withdrawal from the channel coast, were symbols of the enemy's U-boat campaign and the tlireat to Great Britain. The evacuation of these places, it adds, is doubly sweeping a*id morally ruinous for the authors of the war. Th"e whole British nation, the Times says, will be glad it has been the privilege of the British troops to hand bacl< Lille to France. The Times adds: "Germany's belated abandonment of the practices of barbarism is the outcome of allied protests, but it cannot be forgotten that hundreds of towns and vii-lages liave been savagely wrecked. The wicked process of deportation must also cease and the unhappy people already carried off must be returned." London, Oct. 18.-^Zeebrugge has been occupied. London, Oct. 18.-(Canadian Press Dispatch from Reuter's Limited)-News received at Belgian headquarters indicates that Bruges has been evacuated. London, Oct. 18.-More than 4,000 prisoners were captured by Field Marshal Haig's forces yesterday in their advance in the Bohain-Le-Gateau region, the British wai' office announced today. , THURSDAY GREAT DAY FOR ALLIES " - PARIS, Oct. 18.-Lille, Douai, and Ostend, three great cities, have been delivered from the enemy. This is the most glorious day for the allies since tine battle of the Marne and if'fittingly terminated a wonderful battle of three months, which was opened by Gen. Mangin's victorious offensive on July 18. Many cities have bpen liberated and hundreds of square mil�� of 5 territory retaken. The results have been splendid. BUt the ^ictory in Belgium is not all. Tht Brrtish, south of Le Cateau, have broken Into-the German positions and now threaten the Hunding line. The whole German �' defense system eastward to the-Meuse is in peril.' HUNDINp LINE DEFENSES REACHED As the first result of forcing the Germans back to the Ghent-Tourhai-Valenciennes line during yesterday's fighting has been to occupy the enemy's defense before they have been able to reach them further south, without exaggeration it may be said that the prospects for the future are '' even more important than the actual results attained, splendid though they may be. ROAD TO BRUSSELS OPEN The road to Brussels is open. According to latest^ advices tP)e French and Belgian armies are advancing rapidly toward Bruges and Ghent. The capture of Ostend makes it possible to land reinforcements and throw powerful forces against the extreme right of the German army. Gen. von Arniem's army is no longer strong enough to sustain operations on the extended front from the trenches to the Dutch frontier. It is, therefore, reasonable to expect that its march across Belgium will be rapid and that King Albert will re-enter his capital earlier than was hoped. At the very moment the Flanders battle was won, another offensive "was started in the direction of Hirson and Veryins, by Anglo-American and French forces. The object is to take the armies of the crown prince, , under shelter of the Hunding line, on the flank and condemn them to an early retreat toward the Ardennes across the front of the powerful allied right wing. BLOCKING THE BOTTLENECKS*^ The way back to Germany lies through two bottleneekt, separated by the Ardennes-the one between Liege and Dinant and the other between Montmedy and Verdun. The latter is already partially blocked. While It may be admitted that the Germans are fighting well and conducting their retreat with,great skill, military opinion here is that the great military machine is in danger of collapse at no very distant date. GERMANS RETIRE BETWEEN OlSE AND SERRE PARIS, Oct. 18.-The Germans have begun a new retiring movement in the area between the Oise and Serre rivers, between Laon and Canv brai, according to the official statement from the war office today. French troops advancing from Achery and Choigny are in pursuit of the German -rear-guards. Anguilcourt has been occupied by the French. In the Argonne section, the French have crossed the Alsne near Vouzieres. Fighting continues in the area west of Griande Pre. CANADA rjKELY TO GO BACK TO OLD TIME ON OCT. 27th Ottawa, Oct. 18.-The decision In the United States not to use summer time beyond Oct. 27,wlll no doubt be followed by similar action here,. Had the United States extended the summer time period, a like course would have been necessary in Canada to prevent confusion in train service. As the matter now stands, clocks In Canada will be put back 60 min-ute� 9t 2 a,m. on Sunday, Oct, 27. BRUGES ENTERED With the Allied Armies in Belgium, Oct. 17.-Belgian patrols have entered Bruges and cavalry is operating on both sides. Belgian guns are now firing from south of the city. BRITISH IN DOUAI London, Oct. 17.-British troops entered the town of Douai today, after overcoming the enemy's resistance on the line of the Haute Deule canal according to the official statement from the war of-, fice tonight. The 5th British army entered and captured Lille, the statement added. HOLD PART COURTRAI Bri'tsih Headquarters in Belgium, Oct. 18.-(Reuter's),-Izghem, southwest of Roulers,. changed hands four times before the Germans finally were expelled. The British hold about a third of the newer part of Courtrai, embracing about 5,000 inhabitants. The older and larger part Is still in the hands of the Germans and It is stated that 30,000 persons, mostly women and children, are in the place. Courtrai was only slightly damaged by shell flrs^ The British are all around it, so that the enemy's hold Is precarious. Orient Express Cancelled Berne, Oct. IS.-The Hungarian railway administratloli has informed the public that the Orient Express ceased rnunJngr Oct. 7. The cutting off o� tlie Orient Express train which ran from Berlin to Constantinople was made necessary by the capture of Nish, Serbia, by the 'Serbians laac week. New Turk Cabinet Amsterdam, Oct. 18.-rThe - cabinet of Izzet Pasha, the new Turkish grand vizier, will include Fotlil Bey, minis- ter of the interior; Recouf Bey, miu-|.reter of marine; Dyavid Bey, minister of finance, and Naby Bey, former Turkish minister to Rome, minister of foreign affairs, ad interim. This information i& contained in ConBtan-tinople advices received here. Paris Celebrates for Lille. Paris, Oct. 18.-News or the deUr-crance of Lille spread rapidly in Paris, arousing deep and quiet joy. Flags were hung out on all sides and crowds of refugees from the Lille region paraded to the Lille slatue in the Place Concorde, where they sang the Marseillaise and decorated the statue �with allied flags. French Official Statement Paris, Oct. 18.-The French statement today reads: "On the right bank of the Oise, the enemy confined his reactions to artillery fire. Between the Oise and the Serre, French pressure continued during the last few days has compelled the enemy to begin a new withdrawal. Debouching from Achery-and Choigny toward the end ot the night, the French troops pursued the German rear-guards and occupied Anguilcourt. "Wast of Grande Pre, the battle continues with extreme stubbornness and was extended this morning as far as the heights, of Vouzieres. The?French have crossed the Aisne in this re-' glon." . ' Captured,Tirpitz Battery ^" Paris, Oct. 17.-Georges tieyfue.s, minister of marine, has reeved a' report from the French coiamaaaeWn-chief in the North Sea that parties from British and Fiench warships cruising off Ostend entered tb*t city together with troops coming from the south without opposition itrom the 06916?18 04 7?217?3974 ;