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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 29, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XL LETHBR1DGI31 ALBERTA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1918 NUMBER 270 S-TURKS MAKE AN OFFER ARE CLOSING IN ON: GUISE-METZ IS THREATENED 8E Goo4 Advice to The Boys Debenny's Army Making Great Strides-Americans on Verdun Front Are Driving Back Huns at the Hiu^e of the German Door. PARIS, Oct. 29.-Gen. Debenny's 1st army continues to close in on Guise and has captured German first line trenches and the barracks and hospital south of the chateau in the town of Guise, according to the war office statement today. South of Guise, the French have pasted beyond the Luvry farm. They also continue, to make progress on the right bank of the Peron river.  METi GREATLY tNDANGERED NOW WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY NORTHWEST OF VERDUN, Oct. 29.-Although the .German army is making the most dBiperate effort in the war's history to prevent the Americans from breaking through tn the vital'Verdun sector, it Is equally or more *earful that there m~ay be a breach endangering Metz, with the consequent necessity of abandoning all the territory still occupied and a division of the empire itself. With division after division of troops, machine guns and artillery the enemy is bitterly defending himcelf west of Verdun. But it. is with'an elaborately strong trench system, with rows of barbed wire, and even electrified wire, that he has been feverishly working during the past few weeks to make Metz invulnerable. This system has been laid out, roughly, between Pont-a-Moussen and the river Seille, with a parallel fr>nt from Cheminot to Vic. Lethbrldge, October 29, 1918. To the Boys of the City, Hallowe'en is drawing close, and boys would not be boys If they d/d not enjoy some play and even pranks upon that celebrated occasion. But you must remember that these are war times when your nation is in the throes of a life and death struggle with a wicked and tenacious enemy, who seeks the destruction of the liberties of the world, and .to do anything in your play of a destructive nature, v;ouid be just that much help to the enemies ^f your country. In your play do no destruction or anything that your mother vvouid be ashamed of, so that we will all be satisfied and pleased with the conduct of the boys in this city on Hallowe'en. Yours very truly, W. D. L. HARDIE, Mayor. VIEW AUSTRIA'S - ' ' " In Mesopotamia - ^ London, Oct. 2S.-Briti.sh' troops have captureil Uie important town of Kirkuk, in Turkish Kurdestan, 155 Miles north oi: Bagdad,' according to the war otflce announcement on operations on the Mesopotamian frpnt. Drive Foe backward London. Oct. 28.-While both Ger-Inuny and Austria are' seeking to secure a cessation, qt hostHities and Turkey Is also reported to be .,tfiv(^r*ij Bbly disposed, toward peace. ,tlle-�eji-tento allied .troops on all' the battle fronts are giVlng no U^ed to peace proposals, but are continuing without mercy to drive their foes before them. And in all the battle zones tlie allies are meeting with n/arked success. Jn France, the German battle line is plowly disintegrating under the vlo-ience of tlio allied olTensive.s, In northern Italy, the Austro-Ilungarian forces are being forced back by the British, French and It.-illan.s witli^ heavy losses in men killed, wounded or made prisoner; near the shores of the Mediterranean, in Albania, the Itullans are driving the Austrians toward the Montenegro frontier, while In Asiatic Turkey, both in Syria and Mesopotamia, tlie British., are fast clearing the Turks vfrom their former Btrongholds. (' Quiet With British London, Oct. 29.-Artillery duels end patrol encounters were the only aciivity on th? British front during the night, Field Marshni Haig reports today: Tlie Ktntcment reads. "Apart from irtillery activity and patrol encounters on different parte of the front, there is^diothing of special interest to report.' Furious Bombardment . Willi the Americans Northwest of Verdun. Oct. 29.-Activities along the Dentro of the American front began long.before daylight this morning with a furious bombardment. The enemy opened a heavy tire with gas shells sit L'.SO o'clock, whioh wa^ changed- to high explosives between four and five n'clock, The American artillery pounded. The .\merican patcols were active in BanthevUle wood all night. Aviation Aotivity . Washington, Oct. 2&. - Continued aviation activity oh the front of the 1st American army in spite of had weather was reported by Gen. Pershing today in a second communication for Monday," Three enemy airplanes and anfobreirifa-tioMtbilKbfi vvere"iR6t down and All'the American machines returned. .Heovy,artillery fire marked 'tfef(iS^:v.6g..'Ji6th^ Bidtes of the Meuse. 1ft the Wouvre, prisoners were captured in a successful raid. LIBERALS WIN IN RED DEER ELECTION RIOTS Athens, Oct; 29.-(Havas Agency)-Rioting has broken out at Constantinople and SmyrnIa, according to a dispatch from Mytllen | Island of Lemnos, to the Patries, At both cities, the dispatch adds, the Germans were attacked.* LIS (Buy a Victory Bond) Washington, Oct. 28.-Diplomatic advices from Amsterdam today say that the peasants in Lithuania have revolted and thousands of them have joined other deserters who are hiding In forests and swamps. German troops are declared to have been defeated In several fights with' the peasants; causing the governor to ask for relntorce-meutSi It is said that the revolts are preadlDg through the whole country. THE WEATHER i High.................. Lov#� ,................. Forjceast: Scattered mostly,fair and cool. .......... 54 ........... 36 showers, but (Buy a Victory. BoncI) Kdnionton, Oct. -28.-With seven polls yet to hear �ronl, ,1. .T. Oaetz, Liberal, is leading hy a majority of SOO over F. W. Galbralth,' Unhmist Independent. These missing.polls will increase Gactz' majority and it is claimed by the Liberals-thatGalbraith will lose his deposit... The.,city, .of Red Deer gave Oaetz a .majority of 112. The contest was a liard-tought one during the last twb w.eeksr The cabinet ministers took a prominent part in the contest on behalf ot Gaetz, while Galbraith had the support of Dr. Michael Clark and the late Conservative leader, Senator MIohener, whose appointment to the senate occasioned the vacancy. Germany Completelj' Isolated Now-Open to Attack from Austrian Side \ OF EXPORT TRADE (Buy a Victory Bond) Ottsiwa, Oct. 29.-Measures to meet after-tlie-wnr conditions were urged upon the government today by a delegation representing the Canadian Manufacturers' associatiph and the Toronto Trades and Labor'Council. The particular point under discussion was the creation of an exp6i-f commission- to co-operate with tlie government on measures tor the extension of Canadian export tradfe after the war. With the cessation of munition work, it was stated, new fields oC industry must be opened up to take its place. APPROVES IT (Buy a ^�iotoly Bond) Copenhagen, Oct. 29.-rThe German federal council has approved the bill amending the Imperial constitution In the form as adopted by th^ rel�hst�B> according to a Berlin teleorani- The relchstag on Saturday amended the constitution by placing the military suthorlties under the control of the civil government. The measure was passed by a large majority. The retirement of General Ludendorff had been reported as having been due to the passage of the nieasure by the relchstag. , London, Oct. 29.-Austria's reply to President Wilson is viewed here as an unconditional surrender. Although rec-ognfzed as an event of intrinsically of the greatest moment, indicating the breaking up of Hapsburg power, main interest in the, situation ,lies in'tbe effect it will have on the position of Germany. "It removes." says the Telegraph, "any lingering doubt as to the total and irremediable defeat o� Germany, for which, l)esides-l5eing a most grstve military misfortune, it involves ultimate crushing political defeat as it destroys the monstrous fabric known as. pan-Germanism." Isolates Germany The Chronicle-says:: "It completes the isolation of Germany, which. If it decides on a war of defense, niust�bs prepared to meet invasion from the Austrian side, where the whole Italian army will be able to operate against it." The Daily News compares the chaos in Austro-Hungnry ,^o that in Russia, adding: 0 ' "Oliuos may soon follow in Germany." Emphasizing the consequences for GeNuany, but reiterating, novortli^-less, its former warning to the allies not to make the terms for an armistice such as to sting Germany into resistance, the Post says: ' "It now remains for Austria's plenipotentiaries to go with-lhe white flag to Italian headquarters and when Austria-Hungary has been disarmed and her armies demobilized it will be for Italy and the allies i.o dpcide upon terms." _ J Czems Want Control Paris, Oct. 28.-Czecho-Slovak deputes In the course of an audience with Ehiperor Charles of Austria, asked that Austro-German troops be removed from their portions of the empire and that Czecho-Slovak regiments be j-eturned, according to a dispatch from Vienna. It is said that they made it clear to the emperor that an internal revolution, might ensue if the request was not granted. Let Foch Settle It New York, Oct. 2,9. - Generally speaking the newspapers give scant space 10, editorial comment of the German and Austrian notes. Those which do not comment epitomize the situation by declaring that any decision on an Armistice is now in the hands of the allied war council. Tlie Herald says:. "It is for the allied war council to replj' to this Aus-tro-Hungariun note, as to the latest note from Germany. To the Austro-Huiignrian plea for an armistice there should be the same reply that it is exppcted will be made to the Germans: '.\sk Foch'." The World says: "President Wilson has opened the road to Versailles. There Germany and its vasasls will come face to face with their military masters. If their political reforms are true, their predatory divisions still on foreign soil wilr have to give up their arras and it they are acting in good faith as to the future they will not hesitate to prove it and guarantee by agreeing to the occupation ot their frontier cities while their promises are in process ot fuUiUnent," ' m DRIVE Great Progress Made in Drive on The Austrians Italians, With British ane earner of the Union Bank is expected to register the first objective of $150,000 by nine o'clock tomorrow morning. With all the canvassers working tooth and nail to sell every man on their'1)eat a bond, or two or \hree or four, or as many as he can buy, the campaign is booming along in Lethbrldge, in spite of working under dilli-culties of the influenza epidemic. With the enthusiasm thai prevails, under the masterful leadership of Chairman Baalim, and with such an array of loyal, devoted, hard-working assistants that he has, there is no shadow of doubt in any Lethbrldge citizen's" heart that the district will go over the top, and pass the objective of $G00,000. Several big applications yesterday gave the first great impetus to tho drive. The Rotary Club jazz bj^nd was out last night, and did good work tor the cause. Every Man is Tagged Under the system upon which the canvassers are pursuing theii- work tills year, there is no possible chance | for any man to escape buylug'a bond or giving a satisfactory reason why he should not buy. Each canvasser has every man on his beat tabulated, and he must either turn in bonds for each man or a card giving the reasons why theiinan can't,or won't buy. With this system �-!� efl^ect not a single personage yiU bo overlooked.' "^CONTINVJSDTSiTl^AQEryEVKNr With the British Army on the Piave, Oct. 28.-The last lines of the Austro-Hungarian resistance on the central positions ,iong the � Piave river wiere broker!; today by ' the British, French �nd I'tailan. forces. Fifteien Thousand Prisoners Italian Headquarters, Oct. 29.-Fifteen thousand prisoners Irave been taken by the French, British and -Italians up to late today iii the advance across the Piave which for the third time in one year is the scene of a desperate battle. This time, however, the tables are turned against the Austrians who are steadily being pressed back from the eastern bank o� tlie ;|-iver. The battle now has been going' on for five days and has been-marked byJJie desperate resistance of the Austrians. They have directei their artillery fire against pontoon bridges thrown across the Piave and their bombing airplanes also have caused trouble for the allies. The allies not only have had to battle against' the swift river current, but also to contend with the renewal of the pontoons and foot bridges damaged by the Austrians. Once across the river, the allies have had to overcome strong Austrian trench positions and machine gun positions. Austrian prisoners declare that they know nothing ot the political situation at home and the efforts oE their government to arrange an armistice,, the Austrian armv having stopped^ the-delivery of mail some time ago." Although facing a heavy cannonade and strong machine gun fire, the allied troop.s succeeded in efl'ecting a crossing ot the Piave. The British, Italian and French soldiers are in the best of spirits and eager to continue the advance. All the roads leading to the mountains or the Piave are crowded with lieavy masses ot troops, guns and-oth-er war material proceeding to the front in orderly fashion. Whenever a staff auto rushes by at GO'miles an hour, it is a common joke among the soldiers to e.xclaim: "They are trying to heat us to Vienna." The present battle ot the P'ave began ofhcially on Oct. 19, bUL heavy fighting did not develop until Oct. '24, the anniversary of Caporetto and the beginuing of the retreat to the Piave. The Italian ofllcial statements ot the fighting have been reserved in their comment owing to the weather conditions which threaten to rise in the Piave. Thanks to the^ fair weather ot the last two days, the river has been left several miles behind in the region ot Montello. Movements across the river in foixo are increasing steadily and in tie host order, in spite of the constant shelling by the Austrian ar-tiller.v. British Are Aiding Lc�udon, Oct. 29.-Progress toward Oderezo, on the Piave river, is, indicated in the ofticiar statement on operations by British troops in the-Italian offensive, issued at'the war office tonight.. Break Through Lines Rome, Oct. 29.-The text of the official statement issued at the war or-fice tonight reads: "Th^ battle continued.fiercely during last night and today; and is. in the full course of development. , On the front ot the'12th and StS "arra'les', In spite of the enemy's very lively oppo- sition, we have maintained and ex-tended our bridgeheads. North of the Ovnic Torrent we gained advantages. "Kast ot Grav di Papadopoll, the, enemy was attacked with extreme violence by the 14th British corps �nd by\ the 10th Italian corps and has yielded.? "Our troops have broken thiipuBlv ' Uie enemy's lines, liberated''several villages and entered San Lucia di igi. avc and Uaziola. They are at the gates of _Montieiano. M'e have fip-tured lirisoners and guns, hut the.niimi ['i5ei^IfllB:not yet he'en determined. Cheer Italian Advance - 4 Itiilian Headquarters, Monday, Ocf.' 28.-(By the Associated Press).-'Peo-, pie living in the war zone are tonight snrraundlng the bulletin boards upon which is posted" the official statement that the Piave river has been crossed' and that the battle is continuing. There were many impromptu address-es'which were enthusiastically cheered by the civilians. It is evident that the progress is popular and has heen warmly desired for ' many months, especially by the thousands of refugees who were driven from their homes last fall by the advancing Austrian*. TWO HUNDRED TO VICTORIA, B.C. Juneau, Alaska, Oct. 29.-Loaded with.bodies of the dead from the lost steamer Princess Sophia, the steamer Princess Alice, a sister ship, will leave here for Vancouver in a day or two. She will carry all the 192 bodies al-._ ready fohud ind others which may be recovered before she sails. The Princess Alice, which hurried, north to take off the passengers ot the Princess Sophia -ivhen the latter crashed on to a reef in Lynn canal ifist week, left here last night tor Skagway to get coflins for the persons sh^ ex- '.^ pected to carry south. � � ' Rescue workers expected to recover 90 per cent, ot bodies ot the .343 lost. Work of identifying the bodies continued today. Late identific^itlons were: John Zaccharelli, Dawson and Los Angeles merchant; Mrs. J. Vitquain. wife ot Dawson agent White Pass and Yukon railway; William C. Sharon, Dawson; A. Thompson, Detroit, Mich., purser river steamer Yiikon; Murray S. Eades, proprietor Royal Alexandria, Dawson; Charles A. Craven, Sherwood, Ore.; Capt. J. C. Green, Seattle, master river steamer' Yukon; Lloyd Edwin Clark, Waterloo, Iowa; Jack Haines, Seattle; John, Eyre, Seattle; W. H. McDonald, Frank Brown, Dawson; He�j:y Allen, Sother-set, Ruby;,Ji. George, Fairbanks; Jas. A. Clark, Dawson; Frank White, Seattle;. Robert Hager, rjver steamer, deck hand, Dawson;. Alton G. Barnes, Vancouver and DaWson mining man; Robert Hall, Seattle; Charles T. Kag-  awa, Dawson; Charles Cbinery, 'White ' Horse; Herbert Plumb, Dawson; S. -Moody and James 'J'raijior, Car-Cross, V.T., and William McWaters,' White Hoj-ee. Christmas Parcels for Soldiers Dawson, Y. T., Oct. 28.~A6iae from � personal losse.s which will run/info many thousands ot dollars; the mail' . lost on the. Princess Sophia Includsd' a large shipment ot Christmas parcels, which were on their way to 600 Yu-kouers now in France. - , 'f 43 15161268 75158?35 1047 ;