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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 26, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta GO OVER THE TOP JIONDAY IN VICTORY LOAN DRIVE VOLUME XI. LElHBR'lDr.E, ALBERTA, SAtURDAY. OCTOBER 20, 1018 NUMBER 2G8 GREAT BATTLE IS RAGING OVm THE ENTIRE WESTERN FRONT PPfD UUL IS JL 1 JL Turk Offer Peace Said To Be Virtual Surrender Turk Offer is Formally Made to Allies, is Report-Austria Said to Be Preparing for Demobilization. Turn Back Clocks One Hour On Sunday night at midnieht, Canada will revert to the old standard time, turning the clocks back one hour. The change on the CP.R.. will be made at 2.04 a.m. Citizens should remember to turn their clocks back one hour before retiring on Sunday evening, so that theyi will rise to the new time on Monday morning. LONDON, Oct. 26.-The Turkish minister to Switzerland has handed the British and Frencl; ministers to that country an offer of [-eace virtually amounting to surrender, according tg a Berne dispatch to the Daily Mail. ' DEMOBILIZE AUSTRIAN ARMY ' BASEL, Oct. 26.-Vienna newspapers are publishing articles relative to preparations for demobilizing�the army. One newspaper'says that two infantry regiments stationed at Karlowit� have revolted. Karlowitz is a village in Croatin-Slavonia, Hungary. ^ GERMAN'S WONT REPLY YET BASEL. Oct. 25.-The German war cabinet considered President Wilson's reply at a lengthy session yeiterd�y; according to'the Frankfort Zcltiing. It was decided not to answe'r'at t)ie .present time, but to wait until it Is-learned what the entente q'lnisJna'y be'i � NOIi , LIBERATION RUMANIA STARTS ' "� '� :.  �� Paris, .Oct., 3o.-Tim. liberation . ot iljtUlMHl&iia�' been hegun by ontente iM'��~;ft�Wi'--u-year's occupation hy the .i'Qermllriii. Crossing the nortii-wegtehi iJortlon oi Bulgaria at Lorn-palanka. southeaat of the Iron Gates', French.patrols haye forced a passage' of tlie Danube ainl entered upon Rumanian soil. �. No steps have been taken to enforce the order regarding wearing of gauze masks here, as no Instructions have been received either by the police or by Medical Health Officer DeVeber. Several pe^le appeared on the ttreets this morning wearing the masks, but nothing has been said about enforcing the measure. It is the common statement of medical authorities that the wearing of gaure masks by every person would bring the epidemic- to an end within a very few days. SAY HONS ARE PEOPLE PEACE AT ANY I That is Feeling Now-Czechs Are Masters of Situation at � Prague Par�.s. Ocl. 20.-In weiynl'ormed etr-rle.s It is said that the nomination ot > knowing the safety'of the German army facing Gen. Gouraud oh the east depends on the. Hermann line holding. The Hermann defenses are already penetrated at'several points and witl^ the entity today of Gen. Mangin's 10th and Ge^'Guiilaumat's 6th army into active operations in "the region of Chateau'Pi'rcJen, thus ejrtend-ing the battlefront by 40 miles, the Hundlng line-hasi been fought ' .Amslerrtam, Oct. 20.-.-Vltliougli tlie German newspapers are not satisfied witli President Wilson's luteal nolo, many of them say that it means progress toward peace. This feeling was reflected in operations' yesterday on tlie Berlin stock exchange in the advance of prices. Don't Like Note Copenhagen, Oct. 26.-Witii tew ex-Lceptions the German press condenins--President Wilson's latest note, saying lit i.s an alteration of his former standpoint and Hetrays lack of comprehension of recent events in Germany as well as misconiilruciion ot what had jhapponed there. It is also said the note represents^'.'concession lo the demands ot the allied nations. Thepdoxe Wolff, writing in the Tageblatf "oT "BefVrn,- expresses greac disappointment. He says it has always been a, principle of internation-.al affairs not to interfere with tlie internal problems of other nations. President Wilson recognized this,, he .continues, in his Mexican spe&h""in 191C, but now, Herr Wolff declares, this has been forgotten." He "atlcis: "The peace which the president proposes is to bt! a peace, placing Germany at the mercy of its opponents. President Wilson's policy is one brutal force. It is possible he hopes to sow rtiasensiou among the German people. AVe must be prepared for whatever comes." / Report C.P.R. Steamer Sunk With Passengers and Crew POBLIC HOLIDAY Ottawa, Oct, 26.-Th? minister of .agriculture announces the appointment of C. W. Baxter to fill the vacancy created two months ago by the death of Donald John-onr-frult commissioner. The new fruit commissioner Is � native of Cheliea, Que. . . A proclamation ha* been issued by Aetlnff.Ji^ayor Freeman .declaring a public holiday for two hours on Monday morning from 10 to 12 for the purpose of furthering thf Victory Loan campaign. A SECRET MISSION Zurich, Oct. 24.-Prince Frederick Uobkowlt*.and Baron Madher-ny, who rapretent the strongest antl-Qerman tendehctea at Vienna, have left that'city for Switzerland charged yvlth a mission, about whjph n� d^tatts are given, accet-dlng to the Neues Journal at Vienna. WEAtHBR "~ High............................. 39 Low.............. 44 Foreeiliat: Scattered showers but moatly fair, with little higher temperature, > > � -'  Vancouver, Oct. .26.,- Privatie advices received in ttie city today from the north state that the steamer Princess Sophia, of the Canadian Pacific railway coast service, which ran on a reef in Lynn canal, with 500 passengers aboard while southbound from Skagway on Thursday, foundered during the night with all hands, passengers and crew. Local Canadian Pacific railway officials are without confirmation. EARLIER REPORTS Victoria, Oct. 26.-Latest reports re- ceived from the steamer Sophia, which ran on Vanderbilt reef in Lynn canal, say that the vessel is resting easily on the rocks and that there is no danger. There are three or four United States government vessels -and sonic fishing teadnrs standing hy. The Britisli Columbia Salvage company's vessel Tees will reach the stranded ship on Sunday and Canadian Pacific railway officials state that nothing will he done to get her off until the Tees reaches the scone. There is absolutely no ground for fear re Igarding the ship being a total loss. German Subs Ease Off; Part of the Peace Game London, Oct. 26.-German submarine activity reached s such a low state this week as to become almost negligible as a war.msa-sure, notwithstandTng that many more U-boats are.,lurkrng' In the Atlantic m:* SJkj 'Mediterranasj^ ' 'the British admiralty looks upon this situation as part of the German peace offensive. It'\s believed at the admiraltyythat If Germany intends to fight to the-end of her resources, her greatest sub-, marine effort may be expected ' late in De^pmber aod in Jantiary. A SPIRITED REPLY FROMREPOBLICANS To Wilson's Appeal for Democratic Congress-Don't Believe in Talking to Huns (Buy a Victory BLind) Washington, Oct. 26. - President Wilson's appeal to voters to return p Democratic congress in the Novemb^-elections if they have approved of liis leaderfehip in this critical time, evoic-ed a spirited reply in a formal statement from Republican leaders in the senate aiid house and the chairman ot the senate zBid house Republican con-ressional campaign committees. The Republican statement, declaring the minority party in congress Iiad supported the adhiinistration policies since the* war'with a unanimity and in absence of criticism unprecedented in party history, poinftHl to the record as proof. �The war, (he statement contends, is nc^t^" tlio � president's "personal w&r.'' nor the war of congress, nor of a par-Lj-. hut of the American people; declares the Republican party, representing more than half the citizens of the country, demands its rightful share in the burdens and responsibilities it imposes. If given a majority in ' either or both houses, the'leaders .said ; the Republican party would drive for-! ward the war and hasten victory. i The Republican party believes that the question of surrender should be left to Marshal Foch, to the generals: and to tiie armies in thp field. When they report tliat � Germany has laid down her arms the United''.States and their allies should, then impose their terms. Will that knowledge cause dejection to those who are fighting with us? asks the leader of the Kepubli-i can party. j "All the world knows tliat tlie Republican party is >5pposed to negotiations and discussions carried on in diplomatic notes addressed to the German government," says the- statement. "The Republican party.stands | for unconditional surrender." ' French Make Captures; Heavy Fighting on Meuse Battle Flames Up on Front From Valenciennes to Meuse- j Progress in Belgium-Sammies in Big Fight. PARIS, Oct. 26.-On the Serre front southwest of Marie, the Fj-en'ch have captured the village of Mortiers after violent fighting, the war office announces. Betv.(een the Oise and the Serre, the French maintained contact with the enemy. BATTLE OVER ENTIRE FRONT PARIS, Oct, 26.-The battle has flamed up again and heavy fighting is under way from Valenciennes to the Meuse. The Germans are fighting � well everywhere, but the allies continue to make substantial headway In the task of driving back the enemy on the Meuse line. Although the recent fighting has'been marked by no sensational developments, it ft having a cumulative effect and which, apart fi'om the ground gained, adds considerably to the wastage of men and material  with which the Germans must reckon. The last four days the enemy has lost well'up to 15,000 prisoners and 200 guns. His total losses of effectives cannot have been less than 50,000. ^ i ! 4trictly speaking,, there are three large battles in progress, all of are being conducted with equal success for the allies. The firs* IS being carried on by the British 3rd and 4th armies, jwhich, pushing on toward Mons, have reached tiiC; Valenbiennes-Hirson double track rail-  road. The second iftthe attack of Gen. Mangin north and east of Laon, i �//hich hasi resulted InTirgaln on a front-pf eight miles for a distance of : two miles. He has carri(>cl (lis line out of the stamps aroi^nd 8l88ones. ' The third battl* is being fought by GeniyGuillaumat ,on a front. Of 1.7 '. miles, from Siissones to Chateau-Porcien, where the Hunding line,joins the Kriemhild system of defenses. The average gain''has :t;e�h-a;jnite,-,' although at some pblhtg.'the advance h_a��biKfn_, greater. � HEAVY FIGHTiNGd'N'vERbUN FRONT , WASHINGTON, Oct, 26.-Hea^y'.fighting on the Verdun7.front is , described in Gen. Pershing's communication for Friday. Stro^ng German � counter-attacks east of the Meuse were-repulsed everywhere except in the Belleu wood, where four successive assaufts forced a partial withdrawal by the Americans. West of the Meuse the American lines were further advanced in the face of determined resistance. GETTINGv.'OUT OF S^ERBIA QUICKLY With the Allied Armies on the Serbian Front, Oct. 21.-(Via Sal-Ainiki, Monday).-(By the Associated Press).-with the capture of Nisrf, sufficient rolling stock-was taken to establish sinoetly communications from the Serbian front to the sea. -/ The enemy. \in addition to showing his intention of evacuating Serbia as quickly as possible, apparently desires to give evidence of a more conciliatory spirit. At the important gold mine near Zatecher, which was abandoned last week, the machinery has been found intact. It was In charge of an Austrian superintendent who was left behind with instructions to turn-the mine over to the Serbians. BIG RETREAT Witli tl!o British Army in France and Belgium. Oct. 2,5.-The British troops tonighi; were on the outskirts of i^e Quesnoy, having tlriven forward across the Le Queano)'-Valenciennes railway after heavy fighting. The enemy appears to have retreated from a considerable portion of the ground in this zone. British patrols late today were operating in the Le Quesnoy region, while British infantry had reached the high grounil of Maresches and were attacking the German ))ositiona there. Today's advance greatly increased the monaco of liio Germans holding Vaioncionnes, which is rapidly be. ing bottled up. If a line were drawn through the positions now held by Gen. Home's army on the north and Gen. Byng's forces on the south, it would pass well to the east-of .Valenciennes. � > .South of Valenciennes that attack, at an early ho\ir, had taken the Bril-i.sli forward more than two miles, thereby virtually eliminaling the j sharp salient which bulged into their territory with its point resting north'-of the Vendoiz. French Official Paris. Oct. 2tj.-The French official statement is a.s follows:  ' "Duriug the night, th'ere was heavy artillery fighting between the Oise and Serre. Contact was maintained � with the enemy all along the front yesterda.v. "On the south bank ot tlie Serre riv- ( Continued on Pag^ Six) ^li ANCIENT PAPERS / ALL OESIROYED St. ,Quentin's Archives Destroyed-Tried to Mine the Cathedral .(liuy a Victory Bond) Paris, Oct. 26.-Deliberate destruction ot property and documents of historic nature was carried out by ttie � Germans at St. Quentin, according to a report made to Pi'emler Olemenoeau-hy the municipal authorities o� that, city, who have mad(3 an investigation. Ancient city documents, which had been walled up .under control ot the German command and placed- under seal, were found to have been removed or burned. Evidence showed that this occurred shortly after the inhabi-: tants fled from St. Quentin in March,. 1917. At (be cathedral an attempt was made to mine the great pillars, but the ra:pid advance of the French prevented the Germans from carrying out their desire. UP TO COMMISSION Winnipeg, Oct. 2C.-The city council this afternoon decided to put temporary increases, hi the street railway faro up to the public utilities commission.  - � -� DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE ACTS QUICKLY His Excellency the Duke of Devonshire wants a share of Canada's Second Victory Loan, The following letter explains why: Ottawa, October, 1918. My Dear Sir Thomas, . \ I shall be glad If you will again include my name in the first list of subscribers to the Victory Loan of 1918, This loan I am sure is of the utmost national importance in connee-tlon with Canada's continued effectual prosecution of the war, and Vnri establishment of Imperial credits for the purchase of foodstuffs, munitions and other supplies urgently required by Great Britain and the Allies, I have every confidence, that the patriotism of the Canadian people which has,so nobly sustained every duty and obligation imposed by the' war will again respond to the appeal and that the Victory Loan of 1918: will be even a more striking and notable success than that of last year. Believe me, my dear Sir Thomas, ," i Yours very truly, (Sd.) DEVONSHIRE. , Hon, Sir Thomas White, K.C, M.G., Ottawa. ' 5446 ;