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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 19, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta HELP THE KAISER BUY VICTORY BONDS! Volume xi. LETIIBRIDGE, ALBERTA. .SATURDAY, (X:T0BER 19, 1918 NUMBER 262 OFF REPLY TO PEACE NOTE FOR COUPLE OF DAYS YET Wilson Answers Austria; No Peace With Autocrats Cive People Self Government First, He Says-Berne Report Is That Hun Answer Will Be Delayed Couple of Days > : ? : : : : : : : > > ties today. "Our victory and ? ? the victoi-y ot our allies means ? �> tho liberation ot civilization ? : science." ? � � >> .> �> antine at three o'clock so that travellers can leave on the four o'clock train north-, and south. The board hopes that the measure they are about to adopt for the p'reventlon of the spread of the disease and for the release of the affected throughout the province will compensate the loyal citizens of Lethbridge in; some measure for the Blight and Q^sential inconvenience caused thsm by a day or two of quarantine. R. B. OWENS, ' For Board of Health. Some Inconvenience The quarantine was causing a great deal of ttctun) Imrdshjp. Some instances are quoted. Miners v/orking at No. fi, who went .to work in the, niines on Friday morning before they lieard of the quarantine werf out of bounds, and would not have been allowed to return to their homes Inst night had not a special privilege been accorded them. A Mucleod undertaker, with three bodies In Macleod awaiting burial, was not allov.'ed to leave the city. After many wires had passed hetween Lethbridge and Edmonton he was allowed to proceed after having been disinfected. This Avas the order from AMSTERDAM, Oct. 19.-(Associated Press)-The evacuation of Brussels by the Germans already has begun, according to M. Heinrich, an Activist Belgian deputy. The deputy. Is quoted thus by the correspondent of the Nieuwe Van Den Dags at Rose'ndael, on the Dutch frontier, who says the deputy himself has arrived at Brussels. The evacuation reports, it is dVciared, refer to the German troops and not to the civilian population of the city. FRENCH REACH SAMBRE CANAL PARIS, Oct. 19-The French continue successfully their advance south of Wassigny and east of Guise, according to the war office statement today. They have reached the Sambre canal on a front of nearly nine miles south of Hannapes. Along the canal the French hold the towns of Hannapes, Tupigny and Noyales. Since Oct. 17, in this region, the French 1st army has taken more than 3,000 prisoners and 20 guns. East of Rethel the Germans have been driven from territory between the Ardennes canal and the Aisne, west of Attlgny. The towrr of Ambiy Haute has been captured in addition to prisoners. The statement reads: "During the night the troops of the 1st army pursued their victorious advance and threw back in disorder the enemy troops who attempted to maintain their position on the west bank of the Oiae. Up to the present the French have 'reached the canal from east of thei forest of Andigny, to the north of Hauteville. Hannapes, Tupigny and Noyales are in our ha^hds as well as other places bordering on the canal. In the course of the fighting in this region since Oct. 17 kve have taken more than 3,000 prisoners. We also captured 20 guns, a' large number of machine guns and important war material, including an entire train loaded wit^ munitions. "On the front of the Aisne we have cleared out the enemy from the region between-the canal and the Aisne west of Attigny. We have taken possession jriJ-'Ambly Haute and have captured prisoners." FRENCH CAVALRY REPORTED AT GHENT WITH THE ALliiEO ARMIES'^^IN FLANDERS, Oct. ia-French cavalry were reported tonight to have reached the outskirts of Ghent. There is no official confirmation. The infantry is pushing fast after the mounted forces. The reports indicate a continuation of the rapid allied advance in the Belgian coast sector. ^ The British are meeting with little opposition in the Lille salient and to the northward. In most places difficulty is found in keeping in contact with the enemy's main forces, owing to the rapidity of the retreat. WARSHIPS SHELL RETREATING HUNS WITH THE ALLIED ARMIES IN FRANCE AND BELGIUM, Oct. 18. -(10.00 p.m.)-(By the Associated Press)-British and Americans south- east of Le Cateau captured 1200 prisoners and 120 fluns today and have advanced about four miles since the attack began yesterday morning. The Britiah are now more than three miles southeast of Llile, On the Belgian coast, British warships are shelling the retreating Germans. 1200 PRISONERS IN NEW ATTACK LONDON, Oct. 19.-In continuance of the offensive south of Le Cateau, Field Marshal Halg's troops have captured the village pf Wsssigny, the British commander reported last night. The village of Ribeauxville, north of Wassigny, also has been taken and British troops have entered Bazuel, still further north. More than 1,200 prisoners and a few guns were taken in.the day's fighting. HUNS DEPORTED 15,000 FROM LILLE WITH THE BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE, Oct. 19.-(Havas)-During the last 15 days of their occupation of Lille, the Germans took away into captivity 15,000 of the inhabitants of the city. NEW LINE EAST OF DOUAI AND LILLE BRITISH HEADQUARTERS IN FRANCE, Oct. 18.-(neuter's)- British troops held an almost strarght line between Douai and Lille this afternoon. The line ran through Ostricourt to Tbumeries to Wahagnies to La Beuvreirie to Martinsart to Has to Vendeviile to west of Ronchin to Lille. BRITISH SIX MILES EAST OF DOUAI LONDON, Oct, 19.-The British are continuing their advance in Flanders north of the Sensee canal, Field Marshal Haig announced today. Southeast of Le Cateau, where British and American troops are operating, Bazuel and Mazlnghien have been captured. The British have advanced more than six miles east of Douai and they are in contact with the Germans east of Vred and Cattelet in that area. "Further north, our advanced detachments have crossed the Mareq river between Sainghin and Chereng and are approaching the latter village." : : r..... " '' '  ' ' - ON OUTSKIRTS OF 2EEBRUGE -�^^ LONDON, Oct, 19.-(1 p.m.)-(By the Associated Press)-The G�r^, mans were still holding the outskirts of Zeebruge thts morning, although the Belgian forces in their eastward advance had reached the Zeebrusge> Bruges canal. RETREAT TOWARDS GHENT AMSTERDAM, Oct. 19.-British troops are approaching, Sluls, on the Dutch frontier, 10 mlleis northeast of Bruges, say advices frdm Breskens. , The Germans continue to retire toward Ghent. (CONTINUED ON PAGE FOUR) CANADIANS FIRST TO ENTER OOOA LIVESAY REPORTS Enemy Retreated in a Heavy Fog-Cavalry Finds Boche in Full Retreat. Lethbridge Victory Loan Quota To Be $600,000 .(CoNTi�eB5 X)v Paqb 4J, With the Canadian Forces, Oct. 18.-(By J. F. B. Livesay, Canadian Press correspondent).-The anticipated withdrawal of the Boche from this sector-took place yesterday afternoon and by evening we had pushed In several miles in pursuit. The Canadian 1st brigade claims to be the first troops to enter Douai. Kither by luck or through his excellent meteorological service, the ^ enemy was favored with the same con-Jj ditions that enabled him to take his famous retreat ot 1917. Our airmen were unable to do effective work and our infantry, in pusi^ing forward, had a narrow range nf vision. This morning tho fog settled down very lieavil.v, obscuring the sun. The enemy put up an admirable piece ot bluff at five o'clock yesterday morning. He made an attack on ttfe line ot the Canal de la Sensee, which we lield south of Douai, omplo.v. ing large numbers of machine guns, to which we replied with a counter-barrage.. Before noon it became apparent that tho front was not strongly held and the 1st Canadian hrigade crosseiJ the canal at Ferin and rapidly pushed up to the outskirts of Douai and easterly. Meantime the Canadian brigatJe crossed the canal further south and advanced through Ocoiilsin and Can-tin, but the expected enemy was nowhere to be found.  Other Ciinadlan divisions on the right crossed at Brunemont and east of Fechain and by night we had established a line well to the east, while today we advanced to tho line ot Montlgny, due east ot Douai, Lewarde, Moncheoourt and Marquetto, to which lattei- point other Canadian I troops advanced this morning after crossing the Scheldt. Our cavalry outposts have sought to get in iouch with the enemy ana found him in full retreat. It is reported tjiat troops ot a British division on Lethbridge city and district quota for the second Victory loan is $600,000, as against $500,000 for the first loan. That was decided at the meeting of VIdtory Loan leaders of the province at Calgary Friday. Last year the city and district raised $972,000, and this year it is hoped to make it $1,000,000, which would be $400,000 over the quota. The quota for the province is raised from $12,000,000 to $15,000,-000, of which the south will have to raise $8,500,000. Lethbridge is out after an honor flag. The flag is granted by the governor-general to districts subscribing 100 per cent. At 75 per cent and 85 per cent, crowns for the flag are given. At 25 per cent over-subscription a Union Jack is given. Representatives of the Menno-nltes were in Calgary and met Hon. Thos. White. They object to subscribing money for war pur- . poses and were assured that their subscriptions to the Victory Loan will be set aside for hospital and relief purposes. This will help \ the south's canvass. The quota for the Cardston dis- ' trict Is raised to $300,000 this year. But Were Brought There By the Victorious French as Proof of Victory. Force of 6000 Huns Cut Off on the Dutch Border AMSTERDAM, Oct. 19.-British troops have entered the Belgian town of Eecloo, according to a dispatch to the Teiegraaf. Six thousand Germans have been shut in against the Dutch frontier. Allied forces have reached the Hollahd frontier. MANY HUNS ALONG BORDEI^ LONDON, Oct. 19.- (1:05 p.m.)-Many German columns with numet^ ous guns and automobiles travelling eastward are passing Stuis, a town on the Holland frontier, 10 miles northeast of Bruges. German sentinels have abandoned their posts on the canal at Stuis. RETREATING TO GHENT AND ANTWERP LONDON, Oct. 19.-Refugees arriving in Holland from Belgium report a number of ships on the Eecloo canal, carrying German officers and war matarlal were shot to pieces and sunk'with ail on baarAf by Belgian troops on Friday, says a dispatch from Amsterdam to the Exchange Telegraph company. The Germans, according to the refugees, are retreating toward Ghent and Antwerp. Paris, Oct. 19.-German artillery and German airplanes entered Paris this morning, but they were drawn by French horses or piloted by Frencji aviators. , In the Place tie La Concorde, these tangible proofs of Marshal Foch's victorious offensive are now to be seen. More than 50 cannon, with the mud of the Yser or the chalk of tlie Champagne still clinging to their wheels, are being exhibited to enthusiastic Pa-risiens. Gothas, nearly a score ot which proudly flew over Paris nearly a month ago, are now humbly housed around Cleopatra's needle. In one ot them subscriptions for the Liberation Loan are being accepted and sometimes refused momentarily owing to the pressure of investors. our right is in the outskirts of Denain. Except around Marquette tho enemy resistance has not been serious, hut he may yet stani^ west ot Valenciennes. '' The Canadian engineers again did fine work on the canal, throwing out pontoon bridges ad establishing bridges for heavy traffic. By nightfall they had discovered several booby traps i.ncluding an immense mine of over 100 shells. The approach to Le Mouliu canal is very deep and protected by high wooded hills on the east slopes so that the enemy might easily have held the position almost indefinitely. DUTCH GOVERNMENT TO FEED, CLOTHE AND CARE FOR BELGIAN REFUGEES Amsterdam, Oct. 19.-^The Dutch government is prepared to care for fugitives' entering Holland from Belgium, according to a statement made by Premier Beeren-brouk, in the chamber yesterday. He added that the government would feed, clothe and care ,for these victims of the war. F Vulcan, Oct. 18.-The Advocate says: It is a tar cry from Crimean battlefield of 1S53 to a pioneer western town of Alberta, but tho link that bound the two was Harry Gardiner Faint who lived a retired lite at the home of Mr. W. M. Walker. He was a sergeant in a Crimean regiment. He settled at Brandon, Man., on a homestead in -881, and in the early nineties migrated to the western States, and later returned to live at Vulcan. He has been ailing for some time and his death was sudden ot heart failure. THE WEATHER High .......;.................. L'Ow........................... Forecast: Scattered showers, but generally fair with higher temperature. 58 42 POINCARE VISITS LIBERATED FRANCE Paris, Oct. 18.7-President Poincare today visited the.reglons ini the Ohini-pagne that have recently bisen {r�ed from the Gerwan occupation. hi i 084013 ;