Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - October 29, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta
VOLUM LKT[[HRID(II')t ALBEHTA, TCKSDAY. OCTOBER 2!), 1018 NUMBER 270 ITALIANS SMASH AUSTRIANS-TURK AN OFFER FRENCH ARE CLOSING IN ON GWSE-METZ IS THREATENED Good Advice to The Boys Debenny's Army Making Great Strides-Americans on Ver- j dun Front Are Driving Back Huns at the Hinge of the: German Door. PARIS, Oct. 29.-Gen. Debenny's 1st army continues to close in o."> 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 passed beyond the Luvry farm. They also continue to make progress on the right bank of the Peron river. MET* GREATLY ENDANGERED NOW WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY NORTHWEST OF VERDUN, Oct. 29.-Although the ,Ge|man army is making the most dtsperatc effort in the war's history to prevent the Americans from breaking through in the vital Verdun sector, it Is equally or more 'earful that there may 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 himself 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 Sellle, with a parallel fr>nt from Cheminot to Vic. Lethbrldge, October 29, 1913. To the Boys of the City, Hallowe'en is drawing close, and boys would not be boys if they did not enjoy some olay 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, would be just that much help to the enemies of your country. In your play do no destruction or anything that your mother would be ashamed of, so that we will all be satisfied and pleased with the conduct of the boys in tHfs city on Hallowe'en. Yours very truly, W. D. L. HARDIE. Mayor. In Mesopotamia London. Oil. 2S.-llritlMi"T'troop* liiive capture;! the important town of Klrknk, in Turkish Kurdestan. Hiii Miles north ot Hagdad. according to the war office announcement on operations on tilt! Mesopotamia!! front. Drive Foe Backward London. Oct. 2S. While both Germany ami Austria arc seeking to so-j curt; a cessation of hostilities unci Turkey Is also reported to bo favor-nhly disposed toward ponce, the entente allied .troops on nil the battle Iron is are giving no heed to peace propnsuU, but are continuing without merry to drive their foes beforo them. Ami In all the buttle zones the allies arc meeting with n/arked success. In France, tho Gorman battle line fs plowly disintegrating under the violence of the allied offensive.-!. In northern Italy, the AustinHungarian forces are being forced back by the. Hrltish, French and Italians with heavy lessen in men killed, wounded or made prisoner; near tin- shores of the Mediterranean, in Albania, the Italians are driving the Austrian* toward the Montenegro frontier, while In Asiatic Turkey, both in Syria anil Mesopotamia, the British, are fust clearing the Turks,from their former Strongholds. Quiet With British London, Oct. 'Jit,--Artillery duels (ml patrol encounters were the only activity on the Iirltlsli front during the night, Fluid Marshal Hnig reports today: The statement reads. "Apart from atiillory activity and patrol encounters on different parte ot the front, there Is"-jioilihiK of speelal interest to report." Furious Bombardment ^ With the Americans Northwest of Verdun, Oct. 2!>.-Activities along the rent re of the American front began long before daylight thiH morning with n furious bombardment. The enemy npened a heavy fire with gas shells at L'.SO o'clock, whioh wan changed to high explosives between four und five o'clock, The American urtlilory pounded. The American paltols were active In Banthevdlo wood all night. , Aviation Activity i Washington, Oct. 29. - Continued j aviation activity on the front of the; l?t American army In spite of bad | weather was reported by Gen. Persh-ing today In a second communication for Monday, Three enemy airplane:* and an Obaei'Vatinn balluoh were! shot, down and nlltho American machines returned. Heavy Rrllllery fire marked the day oil both sides of tho Mriiso. In tho Wouvro, prisoners were captured In n sileceisfn) raid. (iermuny Completely Isolated Now-Open to Aliack from Austrian Side 7UT\TCVER.| BOf! PUT IT 1 si>�- Great Progress Made in Drive on The Austrians Italians, With British and French Co-operating. Have Crossed Piave and Have Taken Many Austrians Prisoners-Great Battle is Ra' .ML'- ITALIAN HEAOQL'AHTERS. Oct. 29.-(By the Associated Press! - Fifteen thcusat'ri prisoner* were captured by the allies in their advance acrocu t)ic Piave. BATTLE CONTINUES VICTORIOUSLY ROME. Oct. 21.-T.sr battle begun on the Piave river on Sunday by Italian and allied troops is continuing victoriously, the war office announced today. Italian troaps stormed the heights ot Val Dobbiadend. They also carried the heights of Col Fosto and entered Susegana. Numerous guns were captured. French infantry assaulted Mont Piona and captured It. Of the prisoners taken yesterday tty the allies more than 4,000 have reached concentration camps and have been counted. CAPTURE CONGELIANO ITALIAN ARMY HEADQUARTERS. Oct. 21-I Reuter's)-Conge-hano has been taken and the whole line has been advanced between that important railway and road centre and Val Dobbi/iiulcnd- Vienna, Oct. 28.- (Via London) -A great battle is raging on a front of 37 miles cast of the Bren-tn. acr.ord'MO to she oteclal statement totl.iy from Austrian headquarters. RED DEER ELECTION RIOTS Athens, Oct, 29,-(Havas Agency)-Rioting has broken out at Constantinople and Smyrnla, according to a dispatch from Mytilen ( Island of Lemnos, to the Patrles. At both cities, the dispatch adds, the Germans were attacked.' m!ny ;j Victory Hend) Kdmonton. Oct. 28,-With seven polls yet to hear from, .1. .1. Gaols, Liberal. Is leading by a majority of sou over F. W. (inlbralth, Unionist Independent. These missing polls will in-crease Gaetz' majority and It is claimed by the Liberals that Cinlbraith will lose his deposit. The ,clty of Ued Ileer gave Gaotz a majority of 112. Tho contest was a Imrd^rouglit one during the last two wooksr TJie cabinet ministers took a prominent part In the eontoHt on behalf ot Guetz, whilo Galhraith had tho support of Dr. Michael Clark and the lato Conservative leader, Senator Xllclionor. whose appointment to tho senato occasioned the vacancy. (Buy a Victory Bond! Washington, Oct. 28.- -Diplomatic advices from Amalorilam today say that the peasants In Lithuania have revolted and thousands ot them have joined other deserters who are hiding in forests and swamps. Gorman troops arc declared to have been defeated in neveral fights with the peasants, causing tho governor to ask for reinforce-nienls, it is said that the revolts are apreading through the whole country. THE WEATHER High .......................... Lov*�........................... Forecast: Scattered showers, mostly fair and cool. 54 36 but OF EXPORT TRADE (lluy a Victory Itond) Ottawa, Oct. 29.--Measures to meet aflor-tlie-war conditions woro tU'Kotl tip-ou the government today by a delega-(ion representing the Canadian .Matin-facturors' association and tho Toronto Trades and Labor Council. The particular point uniloi' discussion was the crontlon of an export commission lo co-oporato with tho government on measures for tho extension of Canadian oxpoit trade after tho war. With the cessation of munition work, it was stated, now fields of Industry must he opened up to tako its place. APPROVE8 IT (Buy a Victory Uoiul) Copenhagen, Oct. 29.-The Ger-man federal council has approved the bill amending the Imperial constitution In the form as adopted by the relehstag, according to a Berlin telegram. The relehstag en Saturday amended the constitution by placing the military authorities under the control ' of the civil government. The measure was passed by a large majority. The retirement of General Ludendorff had been reported ae having been due to the passage of the measure by the relehstag, t London, Oil. 2ft-Austria's reply to President Wilson Is viewed here !\-> nil unconditional surrender. Although recognized as an event of Intrinsically of the greatest moment, indicating 11)0 breaking up "f Hapshurg power, main interest in the* situation lies in the effect it will have on the position of G'Mmany. "It removes." says the Telegraph, "any lingering doubt as to the total and Irremediable defeat of Germany, for which, liesldcslielng a most grave military misfortune, it involves ultimate crushing political defeat as it destroys tin; monstrous fabric known as, pan-Germanism." Isolates Germany The Chronicle' says:: "K completes the isolation of Germany, which. If Iti decides on n war of defense, must-be prepared to meet Invasion from the Austrian side, where the whole Italian urmv will be able to operate against it." The Dally News compares the chaos In Austro-llungary to that in Itusslu, adding: # "Chaos may soon follow In Germany." Knipliasizliig the consequences for Germany, but reiterating, nevertheless, its former warning to tho allies not to make the terms for an armlu-tlce such as to sting Germany into resistance, the Post says: "It now remains for Austria's plenipotentiaries to go wiib-tho white Hag to Italian headquarters and when Austria-Hungary has been disarmed and her armies demobilized it will be fur Italy and the allies to it'cide upon terms." _ Czecffs Want Control Paris, Ot:*- ^.--Czoclio-Slovak deputies in the eonrse of an audience with F.tnperor C-hitries of Austria, asked that Austio-Geiman troops be removed from their portions of tho empire and that (V.echo-Slovak regiments ho returned, according to a dispatch from Vienna. It Is said that they made it clour to the emperor that an internal revolution, might ensue if tho request was not granted. Let Foch Settle It New York, Oct. 2(1. - Generally speaking the newspapers give sennt space to.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 huuds of the allied war council. 'Hie Herald says; "It is for the allied war council to reply to tit in Atts-tro-llungarian note, as to the latost note from Germany. To the Austro-llungarlau plea for an armistice thore should be tlto same reply that it is expected will be made to tho Germans: 'Ask Koch'." The World says: "President Wilson has opened the road to Versailles. There Gormany and its vasasla will como face to face with their military masters. If their political reforms are true, their predatory divisions still on foreign soil wilt have to give up their arms and if they nro acting in good faith bb to the future they will not hesitate to prove it and guarantov) by agreeing to tho occupation ot their frontier cltlos whilo their promises are in i>rocess of fulfilment," " � TURKS' FORMAL OFFER LONDON, Oct. 29.-Turkey has independently presented peace proposal to the entente nations according lo a report from Constantinople forwarded by the correspondent at Copenhagen of the Exchange Telegraph company. The negotiations are expected to end soon, it is added. | Hundred Thousand Dollars Is Subscribed Here First Day; Drive Is Booming tuition. liRve maintained and ex- panded our bridgehead!". North Of tlw Ornle Torren' wc gained advantage*. "F.aM of (jrav dl Papndopnll, th*> �ni'ttiv wa� attack"! with extreme vie-ience hy tit.. Iltli llrltl�h corps Slid by� tlie lutli Italian corpn and has yolded. "Our troop* linVB broken through tin- enemy's llniiH, liberated several village* and entered Sun I.ncla dl l*i-avc ,uul t'nztoU They lire At U\�ri- �Klf >:> li.ive been taken |>y the l-'rein h, ltrltli.li and Italian" up l!) late today in the advance across tin- Piave whidi for the third time in one year is the , |, spite of working under difli-! beKiiiniiiK warning them. ; cullies of the inlluenzu epidemic. With . The Uali; Tomorrow stricter measures will Y i � .. . taken, Those, found without masks With all tho canvassers working tooth und nail to sell every man on their boat a bond, or two or three or I lour, or as many as he can buy, the campaign is booming along in Leth will likely ho apprehonded and taken to police court. Likely ulso an inspection will be made of business places to see that the masks are being worn. This is felt to be most important, sua tho masks uro deemed to he oven jnor'o necossary In business places where people are congregating, than ou the streets. Thu influenza ail nation contiuues to be serious in the city, although not growing any worse. Tho several doctors who havo been ill are not any better, and ono or two are roportetl very ill this morning. Commissioner Freo-man, who lias been a sufferer, is about aguln. Tho city hall staff Is still ear-lottBly undermined. Many business places about the city are finding themselves handicapped it) a sluiilar way. Tho C.VP. It. is havlne Its troubles. Moro tlufti it hundred cases aro reported among tho employeos ot this division, and the handling or traffic is dono uudor difficulties in conso- the enthusiasm that prevails, undo-, ihe masterful leadership of Chairman lluullm, and with such an army of loyal, dovoted. hard-working assist-ants that he has, there Is no slm low ot" doubt in any Lethbrldge citizen's" heart that the district will go over the top, und pass tho objective of $Guo,uoo. Several big applications yesterday the tables are turned iig,iin-t '.he Austrians who are steadily being pressed ImeU from the eastern bank of the liver. The battle iiuw has been going on for live days and has beep marked by jjie desperate resistance of the Austrians. They ha\e directed; their artillery fire ax-uii-t potitoiill bridges thrown acro.-s the Piave and their bombing alt planes also lime caused trouble for the allies. Tho allies not only have had to battle against the swift river current, but aluo to eon-tend with the renewal of tho pontoons and foot bridges damaged by the Austrians. Once across the river, the allte* have had to overcome strong Austrian trench positions and machine gun positions. Austrian prlMiners declare that they know nothing of tin- political situation at home and the efforts of their government to arrange an armistice,, tho Austrian annv having stopped I ho delivery of nuiif some time ago. Although facing a heavy cannonade and strong mai-hlnn gun fire, the allied troops suri-eeiled m efiecting a crossing of the Pluve. The British. Italian and I'rench soldiers are in the best of spirits and eager to continue tlie advance. All the roads leading to tlie mountains or the Piave are crowded with heavy masses of troops, guns and-olli-er war material proceeding to the front in orderly fashion. Whenever a staff auto rushes by at t'.O/miles an hour, it is a common Joke aiaonp, the -soldiers to exclaim: "They are trying to heat us to Vienna." The present battle of the ."'ave began officially on Oct. lit, bui heavy lighting did not develop until Oct.'24, the anniversary of Cuporetto and tho of tlie retreat to the Piave. in olliclal statements of the lighting have been reserved in their comment, owing lb the weather conditions which threaten to rise in the Piave. Thanks to the fair weather of tho last two days, tho river has been left several miles behind In the rogion of Montello. Movements across the rivor in force are increasing steadily and in tl e best order, in spite of the constant shelling by tlie Austrian ar- es which were enthusiastically cheered by the civilians. It If. evident that the proereis H popular and has been warmly desired for many month*, especially by thu thousands of refugees who wore driven from their homes Ian fall by the advancing Austrians. F guw tho first great impetus to tl drive. The Hotary Club y.uz b^nd was jttilery T, ,^,t.,n1"11' d,d-800,1 work ""' 1 ' British Are Aiding Every Man is Tagged ; tq�ulon. Oct. 29.-p.os.e6i toward Under tho system upon which the 10dor,eii,0 on Ul� f'ttve ,lve>-' ia Ml-canvassers are pursuing their \vork!CIlwa fn ,tue,,0" cia' statement on op-this year, there is no possible chance !?ml0�s b?