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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - October 28, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Volume xi LKTIIHHJDC.K, ALBKHTA. monday octohkh 28. 1018 XUMIJKIt 2M) FRENCH GAIN A BIG VICTORY-HUNS REPLY TO WILSON WITH THE FRENCH ARMIES IN FRANCE. �ct. 28.-(Reuters.) - Gen. Debenny's army has won a signal victory. The German forces holding the Serne-Olae front .ire In retreat and the whole German line between Chatenu-Porclen and the is in danger of being turned. Persistent attacks by Gen. Debenny'g indefatigable Infantry has broken the river line, which is the last water line commanded by the enemy between*the present front and the Meuse. LONDON, Oct. 28.-Britisr) troops Sunday repulsed a determined German effort to drive them from Famars, south of Valenciennes, Field Marshal Halg reports today. Many Germans were killed in street fighting In the village. j On the borders of tlie forest, south of Valenciennes and nsrth of the Ralsmcs forest, and north of Valenciennes, the British have improved their positions slightly. RAILWAY JUNCTION TAKEN. LONDON, Oct. 27.-The important railway junction of Aleppo was occupied by British cavalry and armored ears Saturday morning, says a British official statement issued today. BIG CAPTURES ON ITALIAN FRONT LONDON, Oct. 28.-British troops in their offensive on the Austro-Itallan front up to last night had captured more than 5,600 prisoners, according to an official statement issued today by the war office. The British also capture'd 29 guns, including six 9-inch howitzers. FIRING ON LONGEYON WITH THE AMERICAN FORCES NORTHWEST OF VERDUN. Oct. 28. >-(2.00 p.m.) - (By the Associated Press)-American long range guns this afternoon began firing on Longeyon. The town of Longeyon is 23 miles northeast of Verdun. The American long range fire is also being directed against the vital Voie-de-Rocadc on the railway line paralleling the front. The Germans are depending on this road to shift their troops and supplies from one point to another. BIG GAIN IN MESOPOTAMIA LONDON, Oct. 28,- (1.10 p.m.)-The British advancing in Mesopotamia, have cut the road from Sherghet to Mosul, one of the principal Turkish lines of communication. This probably will force the Turks to fall back on Mosul. ^ ft-'OXTlXL'KO O.V VMill Six) Austria Declares Her Willingness to Negotiate Peace at Once -Germany Replies to Wilson-Kaiser Won't Give Ul His Throne. BE WORTHY OF JACK CANUCK A striking cartoon drawn '.specially for the Dominion Victory Loan committee by C. H. Wellington, 'He creator of the widely known comic "That Son-ln-Law of Pa's." Holp the boys at the front complete the oversthrow oft Kniserism.  NO SURVIVORS BEAVERBROOK MAY QUIT - - ----- London. Oct. IS.--The I.on- i-rpool Post oxpeits Lord I!i�- ministry of information, not at- tln> department imi having do- > vi-lopi'il a> hi' had hoped. ON, Qcf^-28.-Gen. Ludendorff resigned as first quartermaster-cause trie military authorities were placed under civil control. LONDON, general bec.iuse" the military The retiring general, an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Copenhagen adds, has returned to general headquarters tn take leave of the army and Gen. von Hindenburg. who remains as chief of the army. 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 Hall, J. R. Yasng. Edward G. Wheeldon, Harry A. Rutherford, henry Bradley, Henry B. Parkins, George W. Booth and Capt 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 charge of the rescue work. Over 25 vessels yesterday were reported searching for bodies.. All flags throughout Alaska ware ' ordered by Governor Riggs yesterday to be put at half-mast. Watches on the bodies brought here stopped at 6.50. This was taken here to mean that the ship went down at that time Saturday morning. Earlier reports said she sank late Friday night. KILLED INSTANTLY Victoria. B. C. Oct. 27.-The Princess Sophia was dashed across 'the Vanderb reef Thursday morning. Passengers were hurled into the sea and the steamers which hiu red to the scene were power-Icjj to effect the rescue of a single person In the great storm. Three hundred and forty-three persons were killed almost instantly in the traqedy. Canadian and United Stntes vessels standing by report they are still unable to get near the reef. Thsre is no wreckage seen and only one corpse of a woman Is recovered so far. Up to last night the Sophia was be-li-vt-rl to be safe on the reef but (hen a wireless message was sent )ut stating tnat the vessel was sinking. City Subscription Rates Advance Next Week Great Enthusiasm Marks Opening Loan Campaign Here; . First Applications Are Large r - - -, O--------! T.ctlibridse citizens Jumped Into]"'1"'1' "tailn simultaneously in various tho Vli'torv Louii campaign with both I parts or Cult Gardens by l)r. i\ p. l>. I fiuil this morning, when tin; campaign | Conybcuro, W. A. Hiichnwin. .M.i\. S. j Wis opened a novelty parade ! s- Duuliuiu, II. It. Davidson. Canon .Mi:- j like of which has never been neen1 Mlllon and David Ullon. |_ Jiero before. At nine o'clock tho j "(Ul/NTINIJVJDON'^AUfcTstfii'MN} " j' 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 Herald during the past four years. The price of F^per 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 which is particularly expensive and to endeavor to produce a better paper it is necessary to call on city subscribers lo bear their fair share of the cost which is already bslng incurred to meet these ends. Even' at 15c a week a paper is cheap when compared with other things worth having that arc increasing In cost. j Ludendorffs Name Not Attached i London, Oct. L"-.- iHrltish wireless I service).-General --urprlse i misled In flerlln on Saturday afternoon by 'tho fail that the daily report from Gcriuftu headquarters was not signed us usual Willi the name of Gen. I.ud�n-dorff. Later tin- following ol'fieinl an-! iiounceiuont was i-sued. "The emper-! or. accepting the rei|iiest to he allow-jed to retire of Infantry Gen. Luden-jdorff, the first quartermaster-general j and commander in time of peace of the 2fit!i Infantry brigade, has placed ; 111 lit on the unattached list. The em-\ peror decided at the same time that ' tin; lower ltenisi he regiment No. '.".>, of which llu- t;ent'f>' tl�o llotiiry club, lined lip at (litlt Gardens under the direction of Colin AlaeKliilosh, nmrshiil. There were three bauds, the city bund, the Knlvatlim Army handy and the jiuz Imnd of lire Itotary club. Other feu-lures wore tlie impersonations of .loliu JSull by Harry Alexander, Pncle Sam by lluy Davidson, and Oirlle Chap-Jin hy Goo. Fleming. Tiro cIowhm, I he revolutionary movement is spreading throughout Croatia. The dispatch adds that more than -luu persons have bocu'jiillcii at Flume i'liil mo at Zagabriii. Amsterdam. Friday, Oct. L',"i.--Thi� Hutch newspapers today publish a dlspfrtch from liiulapest which says that in collisions between Croatian and Hungarian troops in Finnic, there wore many casualties, hundreds of persons being wounded. The Croatian trl-color was hoisted on tho public buildings. Troops from Otocae, ~n> mile? southeast of Fiuuie, disarmed a AMSTERDAM, Oct. 28.--(By the Associated Press)'- Austria, in her 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 Austro-Hungarian fronts. LONDON, Oct. 28.-Emperor William has no intention of sbdlestlng but is willing, jf 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 ctrcles. 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 reichstag, by a great majority, h�s 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 Company quotes Maximilian Harden, editor of Die Zukunft, o' Berlin, as saying In an interview with the Berllngske Tidente of Copenhagen: "We started the war with a dirty trick and all our subsequent victories have been the results of dishonesty. William II. is a film hero and Germany a vulgar cinematograph show. We sit today on the ruins of 30 years of Hohenzollern politics." f EXPECT TO HEAR FROM TURKEY WASHINGTON. Oct. 28.-There li no official confirrrffctlon to confirm rumors regarding developments In Austria-Hungary and Turkey. An offer of surrender from Constantinople has been expected foe days, but no notice of a new proposal has reached the state department. ' REPLY REACHES WASHINGTON WASHINGTON, Oct. 28.-The German government's reply to President 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. ::7.-Germany's answer to President Wilson's latest note says: ''The German government has taken cognizance of the answer of the president ot the I'll1'.!'!! States. "I'lii: president is aware of the far-reaching changes which have been carried out and tire being curried out in the Gorman constitutional structure and that peace negotiations are being conducted hy a people's government, in whose hands rest, both actually and constitutionally, the pt/.vor to itiiiUc tho deriding conclusions. "The military powers .ire subject lo i'.. "The German government now awaits proposals for an armistice which shall be tho first step toward u just peace, as the president has described it In his proclamation." Rather Unexpected Washington. Oct. US. Germany's rejoinder to President Wilson's last Every Citizen Must Wear A Mask Now ">H�''' unexpected here pend-htt.ingei iVimecJ McDonald Hii|,n^ loioipt t,r th.- ottittiti text tin-ouK'.i Hy Piece of Broken Winch. Hit by the flying part of a winch that broke while lie was watching it tested out, Allan .McDonald, who halls from Inverness, N.S., was instantly killed at liie Jones mine, north of Commerce, on Saturday afternoon. Coroner Humphries decided an inquest, unnecessary. The remains are at l-Yt-lerly's parlors. McDonald was concluding arrangements to lenso the mine, and in the meantime was moving his effects out the Swiss legation commont was with held. Generally, however, the note was not regarded as one requiring an answer. The diplomatic situation is just where it was when'President Wilson informed the German government lhat Its request for an armistice and peace had been transmitted to the allied governments. Tho ne�' Btep expected was the submission of tonus of an armistice to Germany. Council to Meet Announcement from lvondon that Premier l.loyd George and Secretary llalfour had left for Prance with ni'vfii , and military advisors foreshadowed Styrlau battalion which resisted tliet\i|Uu Saturday afternoon ho was wniili-jau early mi-uting uf the supremo wir and took possession of tho harbor. Alll"1B Jo"Bi! ,1ino,,,or man test out i council at Versailles. While the ............ lones "''vised him lo! military and naval members of Hie state buildings . , ,, ., !u new winch, including tho postof- si0p i, and fiCo, wero occupied by troops. Tho railway station was destroyed and the mobs and troops plundered It. The Hungarian and Italian populations fled. McDonald watched .;. ^. �> .;. > .> <..;. < .5. .;. BRITISH CASUALTIES London. Oct. 28.-British casualties for the week ending to-day numbered :iii.24S�, compared with 37.150 for the previous week. They are divided as follows: Klllud or died of wounds: Officers, 430; mon. 5,307. .i Wounded or missing: Officers, 1,111; men, L'o,30,ri. from a distance of ID feet. The winch broke and a flying piece struck McDonald on tho head, l.aier the piece was picked up 20(1 fuel further on. McDonald's family are visiting at present in Gabri, Sask., und have been notified. OPPOSE-ANDRASSY i aris, Oc* 28.-Grave troubles have broken out at Budapest ns the result of the appointment of ' Count Julius Andrassy, who Is suspected of Germanophile tendencies, to ba Austro-Hungarian foreign minister, says a Zurich dispatch to the Matin, A commission of worklngntfn apd soldiers has been appointed to represent the extremist party In Impending events., council are drawing up terms of an armistice which will bu tantamount to surrender by Germany, the political rep* csenlatives of tho entoute powers are expected to discuss the individual peace views of their governments with a view lo formulating a complete program lo be presented It Germany accepts the tonus ot tho armistice. Brevity Is Significant London, Oct. :'S.--Tlie brevity of the Gorman reply to President Wilson's note Is it measure If its significance, says^ the Daily News. "President Wilson's noto \mli an end lo lur-thor argument. H Is due to Dr. Solf, tho German foreign Rdbretavy, lo say that his note Is precisely what the occasion demands," suys tho News, which continues: "If peace, as the now posture ot " icontinue.o on 1'AQE'sJX), ~ 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 todsy. This order/was Issued by the provincial health board Friday right but not enforced. .It was voluntarily observed in Calgary and Edmonton. Gauze masks are to be had at the drug storec 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 ft urged to take the utmost precautions. If you have that "all in" feeling with I 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. !'7,-influenza Is In-creasUiB throughout Great Britain and Ireland. Two hundred and flfty-tivf persons have been burled in Dublin since last Monday. The authorities are sprinkling the streota ivlth dlsln fectants. Olio hundred and fifty-two deaths huve occurred at Leicester during the week. All public, functions have oeer cancelled and the council has requested the people to stay away from placet of amusement. The spinning mills are short hauled and the schools have been closed. 6,000 Cases Calgary Calgary, Oct. 28.-Tab Spanish in duenna has the city and province (ably well in its m'lp and from even part of Alberta reports aro pouring in jot Its ravages. The disease aeeme to be mild in form, though several deaths have been reported. It is now estimated that there are between 4,000 and p.QOQ persons <� Calgury who have liuluoniu in n niort or less serious fen^m. t.^^m.m^.i^m,i' 61 ;