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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - October 19, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta MISERS HELP THE KAISER BUY VICTORY BONDS! VOLUME xr Lrc"n-mMiD(;rc, alberta, sati'iiday. October in, mik number 2f>2 6000 GER OFF NO REPLY TO PEACE NOTE FOR COUPLE OF DAYS YET Allied Cavalry Reaches Ghent in Drive Against Hun Right Flank; Lille Fast Being Left in the Rear Wilson Answers Austria; No Peace With Autocrats (jive People Self Government First, He Says-Berne Report Is That Hun Answer Will Be Delayed Couple of Days- Military and Naval Leaders in Berlin-Many Guesses as to Context of the German Reply. LIBERATION, NOT REVENGE Paris, Oct. 18.-"Our victory does) not spell revongn," said Premier Clemanceau. amid scout's of indescribable enthusiasm In th� chamber of deputies today. "Our victory and the victory of our allies moans Din liberation of civilization and llliertjr of human coti-jiclcnco." AMSTERDAM. Oct. 19.-"Hungary mutt have returned to it autonomy and complete Independence," declares the draft of an address to King Charles, which was read at the conclusion of the sitting of the lower house of the Hungarian parliament, says a Budapest dispatch. I "Hungary |s in harmony with the International league based on the noble principles of President Wilson's points," the address adds, HONEST CONFESSION IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL AMSTERDAM, Oct. 19.-Count Tiaza, the former Hungarian premier, speaking In the Hungarian lower house, according to a Budapest dispatch, said: "We have lost the vvar In the sense that in consequence of tho shifting of relative strength we cannot longer hope to win the war." AGREEMENT ON REPLY REACHED AMSTERDAM, Oct. 19.-The official text of President Wilson's note to Germany ha* been received and an agreement has been reached in principle in regard to the reply, the Frankfort Gazette states. WASHINGTON, Oct. 19.-President Wilson ha* answered the peace not* of Austria-Hungary with a declaration that the Austro-Hungarian government 'satisfy the national aspirations of Its own people and that they, the people, shall be the judges of their rights and destinies. The reply was made by Secretary Lansing yesterday through the Swedish minister in Washington. It calls attention to the tenth condition of peace enunciated by President Wilson on January 8, which says the people cf Austrla-Hnugary should be accorded the freest opportunity of Autonomous development. The note calls attention to the recognition by the United States of the Cxecho-Slovak national council as a de faoto belligerent country and states that this country has n'so recognized the justice of the nationalistic aspirations of the Jugo-Slavs for freedom. NO REPLY FOR COUPLE DAYS YET % BERNE, Oct. 18.-The German reply to President Wilson will not be completed end despatched for several days, according to the latest Berlin advices. It Is expected the relchstag wilt be summoned to meet on Tuesday. The grand admiral of the fleet and the chief of the naval staff have arrived In Berlin for consultation over tho answer. It is believed that the reply will be neither a full acceptance nor a refusal, but worded so that the door will be left open for further negotiations. The Berlin reports show the holding of r peace demonstration by thousands of workmen. On the other hand, the patriotic and economic associations, including the great German Manufacturers' Association have passed resolutions advocating the policy of stubborn resistance, ANOTHER GUESS ON ANSWER COPENHAGEN, Oct. 19.-Germany's reply to President Wilson, it is said by the PolJtlken, will deny the president's accusations of German cruelties and declare the submarine warfare cannot be stopped as long as there It no agreement as to an armistice. Will Lift Flu' Ban on City This Afternoon Order From Provincial Board to Take Effect at Three O'clock. I'UOV. OFFICER IS COMING New Arrangements being Made to Control Spread of the Malady. MUST HAVE LIBERTY Washington, Oct. 19.-President Wilson has rejected the Austro-Hungarian government's offer to conclude an armistice and negotiate peace on principles enunciated by him and has given notice that mere autonomy for Austria's subject nationalities is no longer acceptable; that they must have liberty. ANOTHER PANIC IN BERLIN Paris, Oct. 19.-There was another panic on the Berlin bourse on,Thursday, according to advices from Zurich. Maritime securities are reported to have dropped 25 per cent, and the chemical products issues from 10 to SO per cent. SEND REPLY TODAY. Amsterdam, Oct. 18.-The German reply to President Wilson's note probnbly will be dispatched on Saturday afternoon, according to advlcss received here. CZECHS MASTERS OF PRAGUE Copenhagen, Oct. 18. - The Czechs are masters of Prague, according to a Berlin dispatch received today. Czech money Is in circulation and the Czech flag waves over Hradichln castle. MUST REFORM GERMANY New York, Oct. 19. - Unless peace can be restored "upon terms that will change the mental attitude of the German people toward Its own master and toward the rest of the world, the war will have been fought In vain," Henry Morgenthau, former ambassador to Turkey, said last night at the Liberty Pinn rally at Cooper Union. Made Themsalves a Joke. Amsterdam, Oct. 18. - lloforo Huron Jlurinii, tliu Austrolliingaii.'in foreign minister, delivered his speech to tliu Jlungarlnn dulugutlou on Oct. IS, Count Minimal Kurolyl, tin's loader (if the llungarlun Independent party, accused the Hungarian minister und the delegation of "being tho boIu cause of tho utonurcy'a collapse ami the pitiable plight In which Hungary findH herself," according to tho Berlin Zoltung Aninilttag, Pianlior Wokerlo, In ro. ply, declared, "wo liavo dono mo much tp. biliuj..about peuco, wo hnvo finally *>*'*fc'tfao'ovjraelvoB ti toughing stock." \ I ANY STREET CARS Strike Affects Important Municipal Utility-Strikers Cheer. Calgary, Oct. 19.-Calgary Is without street cars thin morning. Trim to tholr promise this employees of the municipal electric railway quit work Ht 11 o'clock fn sympathy with the striking Canadian Pacific freight handler:!. Shortly after 10.31) thu won he-gun taking tho curs Into the burns and by the appointed hour nut a wheel whs turning on any part of tho municipal ayglmn. Crowds of strikers cheered as tho procession of earn passed on tholr way to tho harnii. Iteyond this there was no commotion whatever. No further action has boon taken by the federal government In regard to tho situation hero. LIEUT. GOVERNOR OF QUEBEC DIES Quebec, Oct. 19.-After a lingering lllnoss ills honor, tho HeuloiiHiit-gov-oninr, Sir Evorest Lo Blanc, passed away at his homo, Sponcor Wood, ut 11:58 o'clock tonight. Ho was horn In 1854, graduated from McCllll University and was admitted to the bar In 1879. He was a OoiiHer-vativn in politics and represented Laval county In tho legislature from 1882 to li)08, being speaker of tho house from 1892 to 1897 and loader of tho opposition from 190-f to 1007. Ho was appointed lloutonant-goveruoi' In 1016 aud In 11)10 was created knight commander of Si. Michael and St. j George. M. H O. DeVeber this morning Issued an order closing the theatres, moving picture housos, churches, and all assemblies, as provided by the provincial health act for combatting epidemic influenza. The order went into effect at once. After having had Lethbridge sealed up under quarantine since midnight Thursday, the provincial health board decided on Friday afternoon that the situation was not exactly pleasant, to say nothing about the Inconvenience caused, and the ban is being lifted Saturday afternoon at three o'clock. That Is the Information conveyed in a message to Mayor Hardie in answer to his message of Friday protesting, on behalf of the citizens, to the quarantine embargo on the ingress or egress of persons desiring to travel to or from Lethbridge. The message follows: Edmonton, Alta., Oct. 18. Mayor of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alta., ....Your telegram received; provincial board of health is endeavoring to perfect an organization in connection with railway passenger traffic both on the borders of the province and within the province. Pending the installation of the workers In this organization and of their equipment and these railway lines, the provincial board of health has taken the precaution of temporarily quarantining certain inflicted areas to, If possible, limit the spread of this disease. The Board expects to have its organization at work at least in some measure by Saturday. Inspector will reach Lethbridge tomorrow afternoon train and release quar-  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 prevention 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 slight and essential Inconvenience caused them by a day or two of quarantine. R. B. OWENS, * For Board of Health. Some Inconvenience Tho iinaraiitino was causing a great deal of actual hardship. Some instances am quoted. Minora working at No. (!, who wont to work in tho, mines on Friday morning boforo they hoard of the ijunrnn-lino wen- out of bounds, and would not have boon allowed to return to their homes last night had not a special privilege boon accorded thorn. A Maclood undertaker, with throe bodies in Macleod awaiting burial, waB not allowed to leavo tho city. After many wires had passed between Lcthbvidgo and Edmonton ho was allowed to proceed after having boen disinfected. Tltis was tho order from AMSTERDAM, Oct. 19.-(Associated Press)-The evacuation of Brussels by the Germane 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 Roscndarl, on the Dutch frontier, who says the deputy himself has arrived at Brussels. The evacuation reports, it in dVclared, 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 Wnssigny and east of Guise, according to the war office statement today. They have reached the Sambre canal on a front ef nearly nine miles south of Hannapes. Along the canal the French hold the towns of Hannapes, Tupigny and Noyalcs. 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 Alsne, west of Attlgiiy. The town of Ambly Hnute 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 troopc who attempted to maintain their position on the west bank of the Olse. Up to the present the French have 'reached the cana) from east of the forest of Antligny, to the north of Hautev'ille. Hannapes, Tupigny and Noyales are in our hands as well as other places bordering on the cannl. In the course of the fighting in this region since Oct. 17 We 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 with munitions. "On the front of the Aiane we have cleared out the enemy from the region between the canal and the Aisne west of Attigny. We have taken possession.of Ambly Haute and have captured prisoners." FRENCH CAVALRY REPORTED AT GHENT WITH THE ALLIED ARMIES IN FLANDERS, Oct. 18.-French cav-airy 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 tittle 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 Lc Cateau captured 1200 prisoners and 120 guns today and have advanced about four miles since the attack began yesterday morning. The Britiiih are now more than three mlle3 southeast of Lille. 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 of Wasslgny. the British commander reported last night. The village of Rlbcauxville, north of Wassigny. also ha* been taken and British troops have entered Bazuel, still further north. More than 1,200 pri3oners 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.-(Reuter'a) - British troops held an almost straight line between Douai and Lille this afternoon. The line ran through Ostricourt to Thumeries to Wahagnles to La Beuvreirlc to Martinsnrt to Has to Vendevllle 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 Sensce canal, Field Marshal Haig announced today. Southeast of Le Cateau, where British and American troops are operating, Bazuel and Mazinghien have been captured. The British have advanced more than six miles east of Doual and they are in contact with the Germans east of Vred and Cattelet In that area. "Further north, our advanced detachments have crossed the Marcq river between Salnghln and Chereng and are approaching the Utter village." ON OUTSKIRTS OF ZEEBRUGE LONDON, Oct. 19.-(1 p.m.)-(By the Associated Press)-The Ger~ mans were still holding the outskirts of Zeebruge this morning, although the Belgian forces in their eastward advance had reached the Zeebrugge- Bruge3 cannl, RETREAT TOWARDS GHENT AMSTERDAM, Oct. 19.-British troops are approaching, Slult, on the Dutch frontier. )0 miles northeast of Bruges, say advices from Breskens. The Germans continue to retire toward Ghent. (CONTINUED ON PAGE FOCli) J T LIVESAY REPORTS! Enemy Retreated in n Heavy Fog-Cavalry Finds Roche in Full Retreat. Lethbridge Victory Loan Quota To Be $600,000 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 Doual. Klthor by luck or through his excellent meteorological service, the enemy was favored with tho same conditions that enabled him to take his famous retreat of 1017. Our airmen wore unable to <1� effective work and our Infantry, in pushing forward, had a narrow range of vision. This morning the fog smiled down very heavily, obscuring tho sun. Tho onemy put up an admirable piece of bluff at live o'clock yesterday morning. He made nn attack on tlfo lino of the ("anal do lu Sensoo, which wn hold south of Douai, employing largo numbers of innchtiin guns, to which wo replied with a counter-barrage.' Hoforr- noon It bocamo apparent that tho front was not strongly held and the 1st Canadian brigade crossed tho canal ai Furln and rapidly pushed up to tho outskirts of Douai and easterly. Meantime tho Canadian brigade crossed tho canal further south and advanced through Oconlsln and Cnn-tin, hut the expected onemy was no-wltcvo to bo found.  Other Canadian divisions on tho right crossed at llruneinonl and oast of Kochaln and by night wo had estuh-llshod a lino well to the oust, wlillo today we advanced to tho lino of Moiitlgny, due oast of Domil, Lewnnle. Monchecourl and Marquette, to which latter point other Canadian I troops advanced this morning after crossing tho Scheldt. Our cavalry outposts have sought to gel in .touch with the onemy and found him In full retreat. It Is report-J ed that troopB ot a British division ou 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 Victory 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 $100,000 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 purposes 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 district is raised to $300,000 this year. Force of 6000 Off on the Huns Cut Dutch Border But Were Brought There By the Victorious French as Proof of Victory. Purls, Oct. 19.-German artillery and German airplanes entered Parts this morning, but they were drawn by French horses or piloted by French aviators. in tho Place do La Concorde, these tangiblo proofs of Marshal Foch'a vie. torious offensive am now to bo seen. Moro than 50 cannon, with the mud of the Yser or the chalk of tho Chain-pngnn still clinging to their wheels, are being exhibited to enthusiastic Pa-risions. Gothas, nearly a score of which proudly flaw over Parte nearly a month ago, aro now humbly housed around Cleopatra's needle. In ono Of thorn subscriptions for the Liberation Loan aro being accepted and sometimes refused momentarily owing to tho pressuro ot Investors. AMSTERDAM, Oct. 19.-British troops have entered the Belgian town of Eecloo. according to a dispatch to the Telegraaf. Six thousand Germans have been shut In against the Dutch frontier. Allied forces have reached the Holland frontier. MANY HUNS ALONG BORDER LONDON, Oct. 19.-(1:05 p.m.)-Many German columns with numerous 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 matnrial were shot to pieces and sunk with all on board/ 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. F. our right is in the outskirts of Donah). Exeopt around Marquotto tho enemy resistance has not been serious, but he may yet stand, wont of Valenciennes. ' The Canadian engineers again did fine work on tho canal, throwing out pontoon bridges ad establishing bridges for heavy traffic. Uy nightfall they had discovered several booby traps Including an imiueii3o mine of over 101) shells. Tho approach to Lo Moulin canal is vory deep and protected by high wooded Ullla on the oast fclopes so that tho enemy might easily have hold the position utmost 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 aaro for these victims of the vvar, Vulcan, Oct. 18.-Tho Advocate says: It Is a far cry from Crimean battlefield of 1SR8 to u pioneer western town of Alberta, but tho link that bound tho two was Harry Gardiner Faint who iivod a retired Uta at tho home of Mr. W. M. Walker. Ho was a sergeant in a Crimean regiment. Ho settled at nrandou, Man., on a homestead In SRI, and In the early nineties migrated to the western States, and later returned to live at Vulcan. Ho has been ailing for some time and his death was sudden ot heart failure. THE WEATHER High......................... Low .......................... Forecast: Scattered showers, but generally fair with higher temperature. 88 42 POINCARE VISITS LIBERATED FRANCE Paris, Oot. 18,-President Polncftfe today visited the.regions in the Champagne that havo recently been (reed from tho deraan occupation, ;