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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - October 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta DON'T BE A QUITTER. BUY MORE VICTORY BONDS! VOLUME XI. LETilBRllXiE, At BERT A, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1918 Nl'MBER 2fif5 ATTACK ON WID ONT WILSON'S DECISION NOT ALTERED BY NEW HUN NOTE Prince Max Says Germans Won't Submit to Oppressive Terms: Copenhagen, Oct. 23,-Peace conversations between Derlln and Washington liavc reached a crltici! point, Recording to Prince Maximilian, the Gorman imiioriul chancellor, speaking heforo the Reichstag yesterday. In his address lie urged that debate on the Bltuatlou urlslng from tho exchange of notes between himself untl President Wilson bo restricted as much as possible. "Tho wholo (.orman people are anxious to hear tho views of the government regarding peace," he said, "bat I am able to itpcak only with tho Krnatest reserve and urge that tho jnembcrs of the rolchstag limit debate, na is consistent with the seriousness of the hour. Tho wholo Ccrinan people Iiaro bnen spoken to by ProBldont Wilson and this fact given the utterances of tho, representatives ot all jpurilos added torce. "Today, therefore, I am going to �oy this, regarding tho international' tdto&tlon: "Tho president's first answer to tlio peace move of tho Gorman government haw in all countries brought tho question of a peace of justice or a peace of violence to the highest point. "President Wilson's last nolo did 'iot make clear to the pooplo how ibis public, agitation will om]. His noli, answer will, perhaps, brine definite certainty. Until then wo/must in all our thoughts and in our actions prepare for both eventualities-first Uiut the enemy governments are anxious for war, in which case thero Is no choice for us but to put ourselves In a posture ot defonao with all the ittrongtli ot our people, driven to the last extremity. No Submission to Violence "Should this necessity arlso, 1 have*! 7io doubt that the Corman government In the name of the people will issue � call for national defense in tho same �way that it spoko for tho German people when It look action for peace. Ho tvho honestly took a stand on tho basis of poaco will also undertake tho duty of not submitting to a peace of violence without a fight. The government which would act othorwlso would bo loft to tho mercy of tho fighting and working pooplo. It would bo wept away by public opinion. No Blind Peace 'There is also another possibility. Tho German people must not bo blindly brought to tho conferonen tablo. Tho Gorman pooplo today has the right to ask, If poaco Is realized on tho basis of President WMIhoii's conditions, what they moan for our future. Our answers to the president's question must bo framed on the German people's understanding of that question. What Is now wanted Is Ciettr-iioss." "The decision would bo of stupendous import. It will not be our strength, but it will be what is thought to bo right in froe discussion with our opponents that will glvo tho decision. This Is u great effort for a proud peoplo accustomed to victory. "Tho legal questions involved will not stop at our national boundaries which wo will novor of our own accord opon for violence. "Tho principles upon which wo have ngrootl as a rule of conduct also involve internal questions. From many Quarters it has been represented to mo that nn neoeptnneo of President Wilson's conditions would mean submission-antijGerman submission - to uu antl-Oennan court of Justice, which would decide legal questions entirely from the viewpoint ot its own interests. It that is tho caso, why then Is it, tho extreme apM-los of forco in tho entente, fear tho council chambers us the guilty font tho court of Justice. "Tho ouaolU'O of Prosldont Wilson's program for a loaguo of nations cannot be accepted whon all peoples have not tho right of national self-dolor-inlnatlon, This realization of community law means tho abandonment of part of tho.iinqimllfled independence �whloh hitherto bus been tho indication of sovereignty, both by us and by oth- Washington Says Wilson's Decision Is Not Changed; Evacuate All Territory WASHINGTON, Oct. 23.-There will be no announcement today of President Wllcon's decision In regard to the new German note. This wis learned after White House conferences participated in by Secretaries Lpnsing and Daniels and Gen. March. It Is understood the outcome of exchanges with London and Paris is awaited. Exchanges between Wash'nnton and the allied capitals have been in progress on the basis of the wireless version of the note and it Is regarded as certain that any reply the president will make will be governed by the supreme war council in France. Only the president ana a tew of his advisors knew how far these exchanges have progressed. No one else can say when the announcement of the president's attitude may be expected. THE LATE LIEUT. THURBER WASHINGTON, Oct. 23.-Germany's new note to President Wilson, in official text, was delivered to Secretary Lanslnp at 10 o'clock this morning by M. Oederlln, charge of the Swedish legation. It may be stated that there Is nothing In the communication to alter the decision of the president that he will not, propose an armistice to the allies before the Germans evacuate all occupied territory. Official intimation already has been given that the only question for immediate consideration is whether there shall be a discussion of "terms" of evacuation, while the allied and American armies continue their work of clearing Belgium and northern France. MUST CLEAR OUT OF ALSACE-LORRAINE TORONTO, Oct. 23.-A Mail and Empire special cable from London dated yesterday tays: "The Evening News announces thla afternoon that a war cabinet communication to Washington declares that none of the associated nations regard the German note as satisfactory and nothing more than a specious movement; that the allies are not to be drawn Into � controversy; that the changes In the German government are regarded quite Inadequate as guarantee*; that Germany must clear out of Alsace and Lorraine before any sort of peace discussion Is opened. It finally remarks on the absnce of any mention of the point vitally affecting Great Britain, namely, the aecurlty of the seas." MAKE REICHSTAG RESPONSIBLE FOR WAR COPENHAGEN, Oct. 23.-Announcement was made by the chancellor of a bill making the relchstag responsible for war and peace, the measure to become effective when the project for a league of nations should become effective. I A SAFETY FIRST PROPOSAL PARIS, Oct. 22-Germany's high command is ready to evacuate the invaded territory of France and Belgium on the express condition that the allied troops Will not follow them In retreat, but will remain where they are now, according to the latest Information from Berlin says the Z'jrich correspondent of the Journal. This grotesque proposal Is the outcome of the latest conferences at Berlin between the members of the general staff and the war cabinet, It is said. The militarist party la rapidly gaining ground, but the member* of the moderate factions believe that before long grave Internal events will help to Improve the situation. LIEUT; THURBER IS REPORTED OEAO - One of First Officers of Kilties -Had Won the Military Cross REPORTED KILLED Ottawa, CKl. The casualty lift, for today included tho following western men and officer?: Infantry-Killed in Action: T. I,. Fdmundsoti, Medicine Hat: corp. W. i II. Webb. Magratli, Alta.; A. Waldi�. Nelson. U.C.; R. .1. Crawford. Calgary; W. Thompson, Calgary; Lieut. C. F. Buchanan. Vancouver; Lieut. .1. W. Lowes, fiilroy. Siisk.; Lieut. \V. A. Cash, England; Limit. S. I). Skeeno. Calgary; Major .1. C. Young. L'nglalui; Lieut. R. H. Ilnrnes. Edmonton: Capt. C. S. Burrows, Toronto; Lieut. II. A Palmer, D.C.M.. Stratford. Ont.; Lieut. Engineers-Sergt. I*. .). Marshall. Medicine Hat. Accidentally Killed: Lieut F. W. Ilopgouil, England. Died: Lieut. F. J. Burke, Ottawa: Lieut. S. W. Thurber. VM.C. Fwmirt. N. S. Prisoner of War: Lieut. L. R. .lames. Swift Current, Sask E PAST VALENCIENNES Are Fighting North of Valenciennes and in Heart of City- French Under Heavy Fire From German Artillery. Valuable New Seam Found Near The Coal City Mines As n result of a "hunch" that another soam of coal underlaid tho seam In Fedoruls No. 1, tho old Qraco mine, Jolm Mack, tho company's manager horo, had n shaft sunk recently with Though an analytical test of tho coal has not been matte the miners have been burning tho now product and pronounce It a very flno quality: Mr. Mack states that ho believes It is Lieut. Sydney \V. Thurber, of the Lethbridge Highlanders, who was tor. merly principal of tho Cardston public school, has died in Knglund, according to the casualty lists today. There are no details us*to the cnusc^of his death. Lieut. Thurber was one of the first officers to enlist with the Highlanders. In tho fall of llilfi ho came up from Cardston. and being u qualified military Instructor, took charge of the flrat batch of recruits, along with Lt. Framo, of Lethbridge. He went overseas with the regiment and won tho Military Cross for gallantry In action. Ho was unmarried, and his home was at Freeport, N.S. Other casualties received in tho mailed list are as follows. Killed in Action: .Sergt. Wilfrid Mc. Gregor, llluirmore: Pto. Walter Garrison, enlisted Lethbridge, next-of-klu Choeotah, Okla. Wounded: Pte. Leonard Hugh. For-nle; Pte. Adolph Podrnsky, Michel; Pte. William Wakefield, enlisted at Lethbridge, next-of-kin Glen Allen, Ala.; Pte. S. Stephons of Lethbridge, Is reported woundod. His wife lives here. LONDON, Oct. 23.-The British began a new attack early today on the front between Le Cateau and Sollesmes, south of Valenciennes, Field Marshal Haig announced today. The British have captured Bruay. 2'/4 miles north of Dsom,Kng'iandCnpt � " McCual*- j Valenciennes and have reached the west bank of the Scheldt. Wounded: Lieut. A. H. Raisheek, ON FRONT OF FIVE MILES Kngland; W. R. Murdock, Tabor. ) LONDON. Oct. 23.-(1.00 p.m.)-The new British attack south of Valenciennes is on a front of five to six miles and the Germans have been driven back about a mile along the entire front. The enemy is resisting1 stiffly. ( ^ FRENCH FACED HEAVY FIRE PARIS, Oct. 23.-On the Scrre front last night the Germans met with heavy machine gun fire the efforts of the French to cross the Souche and Serrc rivers, the war office announces. Further east the French made progress between Niiy-le-Comte and Le Thour, taking prisoners. FIGHTING INTO HEART OF VALENCIENNES WITH THE ALLIED ARMIES IN FRANCE, Oct. 23.-(By the A*so� elated Press)-British troops were fighting theirs way Into th� centre of Valenciennes early today. They were faolng a strong enemy machine gun : fire from the east bank of the Scheldt canal, which flows through trie city. REACH LINE OF SERRE London, Oct. 23.-Northeast of Laon, French troopa have reached the line of the Serre river, having made an.advance of two to three miles on an eight-mile front. YANKS TAKE BIG TOWN With the American Army Northwest of Verdun, Oct. 23.-(By the Associated Press)-The town of Brleullcs, on the western bank of the Meuse, which hat been stubbornly defended by the Germans, hat been given up by the enemy. -----O Dangerous For Hunt Amsterdam, Oct. - Admitting ....... ------ - - -. (..........,� .~,LI. maw tiKi >iuiii:Yua II in tho rosult that a 57-lnch veln\f very; gas coal, which would be prolific In good looking coal was uncovered ftf. toen feet under the present workings of tho mine. Mr. Mossoy, tho pit fure-imii, is entitled, along with Mr. Mack, to the credit for tho discovery, Tho shaft was sunk In tho southeast corner of the proporty first. Another hole was then sunk near the gns should an artificial gas plant be Installed. Samples of tho coal have been sent to tho Alhorta University and also to oilier place* for test. The log or tho now seam follows: 18 Inches mixed coal. ;t incites bone, IB inches coal, y. . , STATE OF AUSTRIA FAMINE COMDITimS Basel, Oct. 23.-The German-Austrian deputies.in the Austrian relchsrath have formed an assembly for the purpose of conducting the affairs of the German people In Austria and have Issued a declaration announcing the creation of the "German state of Austria." HAND OVER REIN8 TO THE POLES Amsterdam, Oct, 23.-The Austrian authorities In the part of Poland occupied by the Austrian army have formally handed over the administration to the Polish authorities, says, a Vienna dispatch to the Vos-eicUo Zoltuug ot Berlin* New York, Oct. 23.-A message de� scribing famine conditions in Russia as "appallingly critical" and urging that all possible co-operation be given the Red Cross lu supplying food, was receivod here hut night by the joint; committee of the Methodist Episcopal church from Dr George A. Simmons, Methodist missionary at Petrograd. "Send food for Petrograd by wajr of Denmark immediately," read the message. THE WEATHER ' High........................... 35 Low .......................1� Forecast; fair, higher t�mpmfu.1!� 1284 C$A 190?9443 5129 ;