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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 21, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta MISERS HELP THE KAISER BUY VICTORY BONDS! VOLUME xr. LETHBHIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 2l, 1918 NUMBER 263 GERMAN REPL Y PROMISE NO MORE Germans Attempt To Justify Course; Peace a Phantom LONDON, Oct. 21.-(By the A�sociated Press)-The German reply to President Wilson's note, the text of .which was received here todfcy by wireless, says Germany hopes the United States will approve of no demand whicrf will be Irreconcilable with ifhe honor of the German people and with the opening of the way to a peace of Justice. WOULD EVACUATE INVADED TERRITORIES The German government suggests to Presidient Wilson that an opportunii^ .be. brought about for the if Ixing of details of evacuation of occupied territor^s. Germany protests against the references of President Wilson to Illegal and inhuman acts. Denial is made that the German navy purposely destroyed lifeboats with passengers. The German government proposes that the facts be cleared up by neutrai commissions. CEASES TORPEDOING PASSENGER SHIPS Germany has dispatched orders to submarine commanders precluding the torpedoing of passenger ships. PROVIDE FOR POPULAR GOVERNMENT Announcement is made of a fundamental change in the German constitution providing for representation of the people In the decisions co'ri-cernlng peace and war, and it is said the present government has been formed in complete accordance therewith. DEFENDS DEVASTATION DURING RETREAT Germany claims the sanction of International law for carrying out destruction of property during retreats and says her troops are under strict Instructions to spare private property and care for the populations to the best of their ability. Where transgressions occurred, the note says, the guilty are being punished*. Mayor Hardie Springs a Surprise; Suggests Change to Government by a City Manager Text of the German Reply London, Oct. 21.-Th� text of the German note, as received by Evacuation . "In accepting tlie proposal lorj*!* evaciliattoh-bt.occupied territorieif Wti Goi-man government has started frttn ihe assumption that the procedure of this evacuation and of the conditions of an armistice should be left to the military advlaors and that the actual Blandard of power on both sides In the field has to form the basis for arrangements safeguarding the guaranteeing this standard." AlBMlf INUIESILISI OF CMLIIES Ottawa. Oct. 21.-Today's casualty ?i.st Included the following western Canadians and officers:. Infantry-Killed in Action: Lieut. c. ].'Giles, M.M., Toronto; Sergt. A. F. Battle, Calgary; R. Wise, Calgary; H .G. Litchfield, Calgary; W. H. Mc-Ciilioclf, Bellevue, Alta.; A. Duget, A'nnrea, Alta.; Sergt. A. Reos, Af.M., Vancouver; J. Turnbull, Calgary;'C. Baiter, Mosside, Alta.; C. W. Weldon, Stratlicona, Alta.; J. A. McGowan,-I'rochu, Alta.; H. S. Peters, Calgary; y. W. Roberta. Battenburg, Alta.; D. Cm. Clyde, Edmonton; G, N. Copeland, Carinangay, Alta.; W. G. Watson, Calgary; S. E. Bascombe, Ponoka. Alta.; A. Anderson, Calgary; W. G. Armstrong, Cavendish, Alta.; F. Riohard-aon, Bingley, Alta.; W. Rennie, Edmonton; R. Roberts, Cochrane, Alta.; 'b. A. Campbell, Edmonton; G. T. Bur-lowB, Lacombe, Alta.; G. L. Bruce, Calgary; R. C. Biinnay, Wetasklwin, Alta.; C. .1. Ronnie, ^\JetaalciwIn, Alta.; V. O. Ross, Androasan, Alta.; J. U JarvlB, Calgary; \j. Dammarell, Edmonton; W, G. Cool, Calgary; Corp, C. F. Broadbent, Ijeavitt, Alta.'; H. S, BotlweU, Cranbroolr, B.C.; J. W. Hes-cott. Twin Butte, Alta.; P. G. Thomas, Calgary; L. Rv Phelan, Holborn, Alta.; Jyieut. B. E, Bouchette, Ottawa; Corp. A. Oliver, Garrington, Alta,. Died of Wounds: H. R. Grotf, Ed-mouton; ;T. McLean, Calgary. Accidentally Killed: Lieut. G. Trotter, Ireland. Died: .1. Brown, Oyen. Alta.; \v. Bnnlett. Suffleld, Alta.; W. J. John-eon,' Calgary; H. Steele. Mundare, Alta.; N. Dixon, Edmonton; ,1. G. Met-' cRlfe, Athabasca, Alta. Repatriated; Capt. R. R. McKes-soclt, Toronto. Missing: C. E. Bj'adley, Ea.st Cal-eary. _^__ Fixing the Details "The German government suggests to the president that an opportunity should be broughfUbout tor fixing the details. It trusts that the president of the'United States will approve of no demand which would be Irreconcil iable with the honor of the Grt-nian people and with opening a way to a peace of justice."  Devastation of Property "The Oerraaii government protests against .the reproach of Illegal and in-%Ulfiiiti;a^ �> � � ? * : ? ? ? * this evening! at eight o'clock to ? * ? Word W^s received this morning by his mother that Pte. Albert E. Elliott had died from influenza iu a London hospital. Pte. Elliott enlisted with the 13th O. JI. R. in 1915. Prior to enlisting he was a C. P. R. engineer. Assistant Agent Re id ot the Dominion Lands is a brother-in-law. It Wounded John Lalng,. 1816 5th Avenue North, also received.word that his son Sergt. Robert Lalng was wounded on Oct. 13th. He .Is suffering from a gunshot wound In the abdomen. . . ----..... ~. ..,o ueirnans. ii drii�led continuoutiy and the soldiers were soaked and blinded by the rain, whll� alrplines ^ were of little use. With spirits uhdampened, the allied troops continued their efforts and in Flanders rhey.got a little nearer to the ImpoPtant city of Ghent and are approaching very close to the west bank of the Scheldt. On the right of the front In Belgium, the British Bth army has to all intents and purposes taken Tournai, an important railway Junction. Further south the British 3rd army has crossed the Selles and Is headed toward Mons by way of Quesnoy and north of the Mormai forest, while Gen. Rawiinson's 4th army has reached the Sambre-Olse. canal, and is advancing around the southern end of the Mormai forest up the valley of the Sambre toward. Maubuge^ The net result, of the efforts of the 4th and Bth British armies was that the pivot on which Germany's retreat across Belgium swings was badly shaken. The British alto captured a dozen or so of villagec. ^ On the British right. Gen. Debeney is outflanking Gulsa, and. is march- _ ing toward Hirson, for the purpose of taking the Hunding- line in the rear. At Ifhe same time, Generals Mangin and GuUlaummat between the Serre and the Alsne and north of Sistonne are attacking the front of the Hunding line. Finally Gen. Gouraud and the Americans are fightlfig In most difficult country against the determined and strong resistance of the enemy. They are making slow, but solid progress in the task of pushing the enemy toward the southern Ardennes and up the banks of the Mouse. troops completed the conquest of the territory west of the canal froip Han-nappes to Noyales and this morping were overcoming stout resistance on this most difficult ground. The Germans are disputing every inch of ground In this I'egion in order to protect tl>e retreat of their armies pressed by the British and are favored hy nature. The German is well adapted to the artificial floo(ls to which they are resorting and to ambushes.^ that are encountered all along the front. �\\Tienever the enemy retires here he is forced bacjc against his wall of defense, these positions being essential to the easy withdrawal of troops and material further norm. On the front of the armies ot Gen. Gouraud and Gen. Pershing, the fighting also goes on fiercely, Gouraud's men gaining important successes j'es-terday east of the Alsne and ave advancing east of Vouzieres. The German retreat so far as the high command is able to control It, is an averip movement to that of the invasion ot 1914, when German columns, pivotting on the fortress of  Metz and wheeling to the left, came around through Belgium in a move-. Border Guards Repulsed Amsterdam, ,Oel:. 21. German guards at the frontier post of Maaga-Van Gent, near Watervllet, 16 miles north of Ghent, were repulsed by entente guards today. The post at Sasvan-Gent, seven miles farther south, was being held by the Germans today, but them said they were leaving at onC3. With French and Serbians London, Oct. 21.-Franco-Serbian troops have entered Zaitchar, 28 miles from the river Danube at Negotin and 45 miles norteast of Nish, according to a Serbian official statement issued Sunda}'. West ot Zaitchar, the allies have captured Bolyevatz. The statement reads: "On Saturday, French cavalry with a detachment of Serbian infantry entered Zaitchar. Further west ws captured Bolyevatz. In the valley of the West Morava river our troops have entered Trsteik." , The Retreat of the Enemy With the French Army in I'^ance, Oct. 19.-:(Saturday).-The'1st Frencli array under Gen. Debeney, after months ot severe campaigning, is tiir-nisliing one of the best examples ot endurance of the heroic French troops in the fighting on the Oise. Continuing their pressure on the German lines during the night, Gen. Debeney's (Continued on Paqb 4), BULLETINS INVESTIGATE ATROCITIES London, Oct. 21.-Germany,'according to information received here, has asked a neutral government to .Inform President Wilson that Germany Is agreeable to a neutral commission to'Investigate charges of devastation. The Ge/man ans\A/er to'the American note has been received in London by wireless and will be issued shortly. � / 7 MILES FROM-OHENT London, Oct. 21.-The French troops on the allied centre in Bel-glum have gained a bridgehead across the Lys canal at Nevele, seven miles west of G(ient,. The French alio hove galh^sl a ------ X bridgehead over the Lys river at iGrammene. The Germans are attempting to hold a line of Eede to the river Lys at Petegem, north of Grammene. AUOENARDE SURROUNDED Paris, Oct. 21.-(1 p.m.).-Allied troops have crossed the Scheldt river at several point* in the region of Audenarde, 15-mllea southwest of Ghent. Audenarde has been encircled and its fall is expected toon. > THEWEATHEI^ . , High............................ 68 Low...............44 Forecast: Cooler with local shewera;^ 53 64217??9 92 332235 ;