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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 28, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETIIBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY OCTOBER 2^, 1918 NUMBER 269 FRENCH GAIN A BIG VICTORY-HUNS REPLY TO WILSON WITH THE FRENCH ARMIES IN FRANCE, %ct. 28.-(Reuters.) - Cfen..Debenny's army has won a signal victory. The German forces holding the Serre-Oise front are In retreat and the whole German line be-, tweeij Chateau-Porcien and the Aragonne Is In danger of being turned. Persistent attacks by Gen. Debenny's indefatigable infantry has brolr Page Six).  .': . AUSTRIA SURHRS; N 1 b Austria Declares Her Willingness to Negotiate Peace at Onc? -Germany Replies to Wilson-Kaiser .Won't Give Up His Throne. � . - . , , BE WORTHY OF JACK CANUCK A stril>?i BEAVERBROOK MAY QUIT BODIES RECOVERED Juneau, Alaska, Oct. 28.-The shores near the scene of the wreck of the steamer Princess Sophia are strewn with dead bodies according to wireless messages received here last night from vessels searching the waters near where the vessel went down. A heavy storm yesterday prevented the relief ships from getting to the land. ^ The bodies of twelve victims were brought here yesterday; 10 were identified as follows: A. W. Kendall, Mrs. H. M. Bridges, Amy Hail, J. R. Yasng, Edward G. Wheeidon, Harry A. Rutherford, Henry Bradley, Henry B. Parkins, George W. Booth and Cnpt Frank Gosse. No word of any survivors has reached here. Governor Riggs of Alaska, who is at Lynn canal, whore the Princess Sophia went down, has taken personal chaVge of the rescue work. Over 25 vessels yesterday were reported searching for bodies. All flags throughout Alaska were ^ordered by Governor RIggs yesterday to be put at..half-mast. Watches on the bodies brought here stopped at 6.50. This was taken hehe to mean that the ship went down at that time Saturday mornTnJ. Earlier reports said she sank late Friday night. KILLED INSTANTLY Victoria, B. C, Oct.. 27.-The Princess Sophia was dashed across the Vandet'b reef Thursday morning. Passengers were hurled into the sea and the steamers which huir-od to the scene were powerless to effect the rescue of a single person In the great storm. Three hundred and forty-three per-sorts were killed .almost, instantly in the tragedy, Canadian and United States vessels standing by report, they are still-unable'to get near the reef. There is no wreckage seen and only one corpse of a woman is recovered so far. Up to last night the Sophia was be-lievfcd to be safe on the reef but ihen a wireless message was sent jut stating tiiat the Vessel was sinking. J.ondon, Cot. 2,S.-Tlie London porrespomlent ot the Liverpool Post expects Lord Bca-verbrook to rusign from the ministry of information, Xiot ^1-together owing to tlie state' of his health, iiut because he is disappointed with the position, the department not having developed as he had hoped. * : : : : > ? ? ? City Subscription Rates Advance Next Week Great_ Enthusiasm Marks Opening Loan Campaign Here; First Applications Are. Large ON AND AFTER NOVEMBER 4 the subscription price of the Herald to city subscribers will be advanced to 15c a week. This rate has already been established In other western cities. The reason is 'evident. In spite of all the war advances there has been no , increase in t.'.e price of the Her'&ld during the past four years. The price of paper alone, since January 1st, 1917, increased 62/2 per cent. To meet these advances and to maintain the standard of the Herald's war news service v/hich is particularly expensive and to endeavor to produce a better paper it is necessary to call on city subscribers to bear their fair share of the cost which is already being incurred to meet these ends. Even ' at 15c a iveek a paper is cheap when compared with other things worth having that are increasing In cost. USE STEAM SHOVEL TO DIG CRAVES Letlibridge citizens jumped Into tlio Victory Loan campaign with both Jeet llils morning, wlien tlie rampaigii Avns opened wilji a novelty i)arado the Jiko of wliich lias never been seen Iierc before. /\t nine o'clock the wliislles of tlie city annonncod the op-cning ot the campaigTi by tooting tor dive minutes. At 10.30 the big parade, which was orgnnizod by (lie Itolary clnh,. lined lip at (!alt Gardens imder the direction or Colin .AlacKintosli. mnrshal. There Were three bands, the city band, the Salvation ."irniy bandV and the iiiz/, liand of tire Ilolary cinb. Other fea-�tnres were the impersonations of .lohn JJiill by Harry Alexander, Uncle Sam l|>y Hoy Davidson, and C'*irlio tjhap-iin by Geo. Fleming, 'i'wo clolwns, creo. McLaughlin and Win. Martin! created immense fun. The effigy cj\' the JCaisci' vran In clia)'g*1Bf veterans. 3n parade also were the local veterans, the Rotaflans in specially prepared hats made by Hudson's Bay Co., 'I'he Bootleggers, the Barrel men, the 1. O.0.E.. t!iG cadet.s and boy scouts, school children, and numerous autos loaded with citizens. 'I'he parade cir-..tdad the business section of the (illy, watched by liundreds. 'At the cpnclu-pion ot the parade sliorf spooches Q-----.-^---- were made simnltaueously in various parts of Gait Gardens by Dr. C. F..]'. Conybeare, W. A. Buchanan, M.t'.. S. j S. Dunham, R. R. Davidson,,Canon ."\lc- I Millen and David Ellon. (UUNTINUWD ON I'AGB SKVi'JNj DOESN'T FEAR A COAL FAMINE New i'orlc, Oct. "S,-A dispatch from Washington to the New Yorle Sun quotes Fuel Administrator Garfield as saying productlpu.of.coal in reconl breaking quantities has virtually elini-inated the possibility'Of a cioal famine this winteiO dig a trench in which to inter temporarily the bodies of victims of Spanish influcnza.s This extraordinary procedure was made necessary by a shortage of grave diggers, coupled with the large number of deaths. At another cemetery there were ' 400" unburied bodies and city laborers have been drafted to prepare graves. CROATIANS SUPREME WBATHE'tt Forecast: Cooler, with., tiortherly winds and snow falls: Paris. Oct. 2S.-German uewspapeve mai'itain that niiitinous Croa,'.lan troops are saill masters of the city of Fiume, in spite ot official statements tiiat tliey were under control. According to- the Zui-ich correspondent of the .lournal, the Croatians have driven the Hungarians from the city. TROUBLE IN SAXONY .\nisterdani, Oct. 2S.-As a consequence ot the re-organization of the government ot tbe kingdom ot Saxony, two of the 'ministers have . resigned,'according to dispatches from Dresden. King Fredet'ich August has accepted tlio resignation ot the pru-ihior and minister of finance, u if, said. S JOB LONDON, driK/^B;-Gen. L'udendorff roslBned: as first quartermaster-general- becauSB^tne rtiilftary authorities were placed under civil control. The retiring general, an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Copenhagen adds, has returned to general headquarters to take le^jve of the army and Gen. von Hindenburg, who remains as chief of the army. Ludendorff's Name Not. Attached London, Oct. L'S.-(British wireless service).-General surprise was caused ia Berlin on Saturday 4ftern6on by the' fact that the daily report from Gerniin headquarters was not signed as usual with the name of Gen. Luden-dorff. Later the following official announcement was issued. "The emperor, accepting tlie request to be allowed to retire of infantry Gen. Luden-dortf. the, first quartermaster-general and commander in lime ot peace of the 35th infantry brigade, has placed him on the unattached list. The emperor decided at the same time that the lowerRenische regiment No. 2!i, ot which 't\\e genei'al has long been chief, shall hencofortii bear the name of L*lendorff." Ludendorff Sees Handwriting Paris, Oct, 28.-iCanadlan Press dispatch from Heutor's).-The Paris Echo says tliat Ludendorff resigned hecau^^o he sees the impossibility of continuing the war. ^ The Matin says Germany will report the retirement of Ludendorff as a new proof ot tlie subordination of the military to the civil power, but this will deceive no one. Ludendorff, who four months ago made the reichs-tag and tlie German people believe that the fall of Paris and the surrender of France was imminent, now disappears because he is beaten and a desperate Germany is faced with capitulation. Hincienburg Also Zurich, Oct. 28.-Reports that Field Marshal von Hindenburg has resigned arc printed in German newspapers. Tlie Neueste Nachrichten pf Dresden says the field marshal has tendered Ills resignation, but that the emperor has not yet decided whetlier to accept or not. The Frankfort Gazette maintains that Von Hindenburg has not resigned, but reports to that effect, it Bays, are being circulated by the pan-Germans. . ___ ADVANCE IN CROATIA London, Ocl. 2S.-.A. dispatch to the E.\chnnge Telegraph company from Zurich, says the revolutionary movement is spreading throughout Croatia. The. disp.atcli adds that more than -lOn persons have been-Jiilled at Fiuiue pnd 300 at Zagabria. Amsterdam. Friday, Oct- 2.">.-The Dnlcfi newspapers today publish a dlspftich from Budapest which says that in collisions between Croatian and H'ungarian troops in Finme there were many casualties, hundreds of persons being wounded. The Croatian tri-color was hoisted on the public buildings. Troops from Otocac, ."1(1 miles southeast of Flume, Uisarnied a Styrian battalion wliich resisted them and took possession ot the harbor. All state buildings,, including the postof-tiCc, were occupied by troop.s. The railway station was destroyed and the inobs and troops plundered it. The Hungarian and Italian populations fled. LLEO AT JONES iN Eveiy Citizen Must Wear A Mask Now Stranger Named McDonald Hit By Piece of Brolien Wincli. I Hit by the flying part ot a winch that broke while he was watching it tested out, Allan McDonald, who hails from Inverness, N.S.. was instantly killed at the .Tones mine, nortii ot Commerce, on Saturday afternoon. Coroner Humphries decided an inquest unnecessary. The remains are at Fct-terly's parlors. McDonald was concluding arrangements 1.0 lease the mine, and in the nieantinie was moving his effects out. jOn Saturday afternoon he was watch- ing Jones and another man test out ,a new winch. .1 ones advised him to stop back and JlcDoiiald watched 'from a distance of -10 feet. The winch broke and a flying piece atruck McDonald on. the head. Later the piece was picked up ilOO feet farther on. McDonaWs family are visiting at proseu't in Gabri, Sask., and have been notified. : ? : : : : : ? : ; : ? BRITISH CASUALTIES London, Oct. 28.-British casualties for the week ending today numbered ;!2.249, compared with 37,l.=;o for the previous week. They arc divided as follows: Killed or died of wounds: Officers., 43t7; men, 5,307. ..1 Wounded or missing: Officers, 1,411; men, 2.5,30.'). ? ^  > o ��? OPPOSE-ANDRASSY i aris, Oc^' 28.--Grave troubles have broken out at Budapest as the result of the appointment of' Count Julius Andrassy, who Is suspected of Germanophile tendencies, to be Austro-Hungarian foreign minister, says a ZurichNdis-patch to the Matin, A commission of workingm^n apd soldiers has been appointed to represent the extremist pa.rty in impending events.. AlVlSTERDAM, Oct. 28.-(By the Associated Piess)- Austria, in lier reply to President Wislon, accepts all the views expressed by the president in his note of Oct. 19. Austria says she is willing and ready, without awaiting the result of other negotiations, to negotiate a peace and an immediate armistice on all A^stro-Hungarian fronts. __ _ � LONDON, Oct. 28.-Emperor William has no intention of abdicating but is willing,,if it is for the good of the people, to ordain that his rights shall be re-framed, according to a statement attributed to German court cl-rcles. The emperor is said to have remarked: "I will not abandon my sorely tried people, but if necessary, I am  ready to become something like hereditary president of a German republic, like the kings of England, Belgium and France." UNDER CIVIL CONSTITUTION. LONDON, Oct. 28.-The German relchstag, by a great majority, has n adopted a bill placing the military command under the control of the civil government, according to an Exchange Telegraph Company dispatch from Copenhagen. KAISER A FILM HERO, SAYS HARDEN. LONDON, OCT. 28.-A Copenhagen dispatch'to the Exchange Telegraph Cornpany quotes Maximilian Harden, editor of Die Zukunft, p'' Berlin, as saying In an interview with the Berlingske Tidente" of Copenhagen: "We. started the-war with a diHy tripk and -ieill our subsequent victories haVe been the results of dishonesty. Wllllanri II. is a "film hero and �Germany a vulgar cinematograph show. We sit today-on the rutn� of 30 yea/rs of HohenzolleCH-pillticS.;' '  j ^ EXPECT TO HEAR FROM fURKey WASHINGTON, Oct, 28.-Thefe it'no offfclal conflrn*tion to confirm rtimors regarding developments In Auitria-Hiirigary. and Turkey. An offer of surrender from Constantinople hat ,beei\ expected foi- days, ; but no notice of a new proposal has reached the state department. t REPLY REACHES WASHINGTON WASHINGTON, Oct. 28.-The German government's reply, to Prei-ident Wilson's last note, asserting that the negotiations for peace are being conducted by a people's government with actual and constitutional power and that the terms of the American and allied governments for an armistice are awaited, reached.the Swiss legation today by cable. -~ 0- Germany's Reply Copenhagen, Oct, 27.-GermankB answer to President Wilson's latest note says: "The German government has taken cognLtance of the ansM-er of the pV'SS-ident of the Un'.u'd States. 'rhc president ia aware ot the far-reaching- changes which have been .carried out and are being carried out in the German constitutional structure ancl that peace negotiations are being conducted by a people's government, in whwse hands rest, botl) actually-and constitutionally, the power to make the deciding conclusions. "The military powers are suljject to it. "The German government now awaits proposals for an armistice which shall bo the first step toward a just peace, as the president has described it in his proclamation." Rather Unexpected Washington, Oct. 2S.-Germany's rejoinder to President Wilson's last note ,was rather unexpected here pending receipt of the official text through the Swiss legation comment was with-lield. Generally, howovei', the note was not regarded as one requiring an answer. The diplomatic situation is just wliere it was when 'President Wilson informed the German government tiiat its request for an armistice and peace Jiad been transmitted to the allied governments. The 'nej^t'' step expected was the submission of terms of an armistice to Germany. Council to Meet .Announcement from Ijondoii. th^t Premier Lloyd George and SecretaV Balfour had loft for France with navtli and military advisors loreshadov/e-1 an earl.v meeting ot the supreme war council at Versailles. While the military and naval members of the council are drawing up terms of an arniisiico which will be tantamount to surrender by Germany, the political rciJlesentativcs of the entente powers are expected to discuss the individual peace views ot their governments with a view to formulating a complete program lo be presented it Germany accepts the terms ot the armistice. Brevity Is Significant London, Oct. 28.-The brevity >ot the German reply to President Wilson's note is a measure if Its significance, say^ the Daily News. "President Wilson's note put^ an end to further argument. It is due to Dr. Solf, the German foreign s^retary, to say that his note is precisely what the oc-ciasion demands," says the Ne'ws, which continues: "If peace, as the new posture of ICONTIN.UED ON PAGE .SIX), Strict instructions to enforce the order for the wearing of masks by every citizen on the streets, were received last night by Medical Health Officer DeVe-ber, and the Instructions pasted on to the provincial and city police to enforce. Every citizen will be required to wear a gauze mask outside of his own home, commencing today. This order^was Issued by the provincial health board Friday night but not enforced. , It was. voluntarily observed in Calgary and Edmonton. Gauze masks are to be had at the drug storei; and some of the dry goods stores. They are easily made with ordinary, cheese cloth,, folded into a square large enough to cover the mouth and nose, three or four thicknesses, and tied about the head with a cord. Every citizen is urged to take the utmost precautions. If you have that "all in" feeling with aches in your limbs, go home at once and call the doctor. Stay Indoors until you are entirely cured. , Very Bad In Britain London, Oct. f'7.-Influenza is increasing throughout Great Britain and Ireland. Two hundred and fifty-five persons have been hurled in Dublin., since last Jlonday. The auUioritles are sprinkling the streets with disin fectants. Ofie hundred and fifty-two deatlis have occurred at Leicester during the week. All public functions have ueeii cancelled and the council has requested the people to stay aAvay from plades of amusement. The spinning mills are short haad-ed and the schools have .been closed. / 6,000 Cases Calgary CSlgaiy, Oct. 28.-Thfc Spanish influenza lias the city and province tair^ ly well in its grip an