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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 30, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta WHAT'S YOUR MONEY TO THEIR LIVEvS ? BUY VICTORY BONDS! VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBEIV ao, 1t)18 NUMBER 271 HUNS SEND NEW RETREAT APPEAL DIRE J DCflD [0 0 AUSIR German Government Now Addresses American People Direct,. Informing Them of Steps Toward Democracy- Wilson Sends Austrian Note to Other Allies. HE'S UP TO HIS NECK. BUY VICTORY BONDS AND SINK HIM. WASHINGTON, Oct. 30.-Another note from the German oovernment reached Wdshlnoton today. It supplements the last brief comtiunication, saying armistice terms v/ere awaited by reciting in detail government changes which have taken place in Germany as evidence that the Kaiser has been deprived of all power of making war and negotiating peace, This time the Germans do not address President Wilson personally, but send the information for the American government, apparently recognizing that the stage of personal appeal has passed with the transmission of their armistioe and peace plea to the allies. It reiterates that the actual power and responsibility of the government has been transferred to the Reichstag and describes the progress of the necessary constitutional changes. The note probably will be forwarded immediately to Paris, where the supreme war council aj^ready is reported to have formulated terms upon which the United States and the allies might permit a cessation of hostilities. As word of the new German move came it was learned that President Wilson was w.orking on a reply to the last note from Vienna, in which the Austrian government accepted all principles and conditions of the president, and asked for an armistice and psace proposals. The reply, which probably will be made public before night, is expected to inform the authorities at Vienna that on the basis of acceptance of all conditions, including actual independence and not mere autonomy for subject nationalities, their request has been referred to the governments with which the United States Is associated. London, Oct. 29.-The Versailles conference, according to the report current In London this afternoon, has agreed on the main points of the . armistice terrhs, which will now be considered by the military commanders. The final peace terms, it is said. OFIY KIND ARE ma Outdoor or Indoor-No Auction Sales-Must Disinfect the Telephones POLICE WILL STRICTLY ENFORCE ALL ORDERS Eilmoulon, Oct. 2fl.-At a meeting of Ihc provlncini board or heaWv called by the Hon. A. G. MacKay, minister of health, and held in liis ofllce tills afternoon, after full eonsidoratloii had hmn given to the tact that the influenza had now spread in eo many different directions as to tlu-eaten the whole province, it was decided that Dig order against holding public meetings and gatherings should be made provincial and Uieretorc the first of tlie follod jng orflers vva.s passed. Disinfect Telephones s. .�\8 to the possibility, nay tlie probability of transmitting the disease through use ot the telephone, especially as a great many people who use tlio telephone remove the mask while speaking, an order was passeti'deallng �with the thorough disinfectloi) ot the telephone transmitters. The order became law Thursday morning and the provincial'police have instructions to enforce nil orders that have been passed by the provincial board or by any local board. An to the carbolized vaseline, the same may be purchased as a regular preparation at any drug store. The orders are a.R follows: The Orders 4.". .Ml schools, churches,\theatres, jilcturo shows, and all other places where the public gather or congregate in the province of Alberta, save as hereinafter provided, ^;haU bo closed from wid after the hour of 7 a.m. ot Thursday the 31st day of October 1918, and all public meetings and gatherings of any kind save where people are congregated in any public conveyance, or In their own homes or in a place or places o� tomporar,y residence, consisting of seven or more persons shall be prohibited and all sifWi meetings and gatherings are hereby declwSd to be illegal, from and after the said hour and date, save and except ga- will be submitted to Germany simultaneously with the armistice terms. Eager For Peace Vienna, Oot."j23:-tVia Basel).-The Austro-Hungarinn government has comninuicated its latest note to tlie French, British, .lapanoao and Jlalian governments begging the approval and support oC these nations. A'ienna, Oct. :!9.-Austria-Hungary, through its new foreign minister. Count Andrassy. has sent a note to Secretary I^ansing veciue'sting tlie secretary's intervention with President Wilson for an an immediate armistice on all fronts and for the commencement of peace negotiations. NOIE INDICATES AUSIRIAISINA DESPERATE S ALIS OVERWHELM "Pop" the creator of that popular comic "Keeping up vAtb the Joneses" in the above cartoon drav/n specially for the Dominion Victory Loan Committee portrays an effective y/ay of accomplishing the defeat of German militarism. Complete the Kaiser's destruction by sinking him in a sea of Victory Bonds. Huge Number of Troops Cross Piave on Pontoons, in Pursull .of Fleeing Austrians-King Enrimanuel Visits the Libeif^ ated Areas-20,000 Prisoners Taken. j -(By �h�l BrMAlntf ITALIAN HEADQUARTERS ON THE PIAVE, Oot. M, Associated Press)-Austrian forces are retreating under aMr^lftcr pressure and it Is felt that the attack against the enemy will be��me o^er* whelming as soon as the entire allied force can enter the aotion. With three successive days of fair weather an extreiTMly \*t%m h^dy of troops with supplies has crossed the pontoons over the Pleve. ' It is expected that the Austrian munition sujjply will give out. Thei** are indications that,, the. tnamy.'.?, heavy artillery Is being withdrawn^ effort to save the big guns. . ' The latest reports show the Austrians steadily retreating ta Mv# themselves jn the Piave district where'150 g'uhs and .a thoueahd add|. "For the defenders, of Mont, MonI; Pertica aiid Mont Solarlo are's-terday passed without large tiifantry engagements. In the region o.t Mont Spinoncia our troops rectified- their  position. "In the Alano basin our detacliinentg were pressed back, but other  eneniy attacks against our positions Ih tffia region broke down with heavy.loiiseB." French Encircling Guise -' ' ., 'RBf-t;i.mM|�*ff'-'(!iq PARIS, Oct. 30.-Gen. Oebenny's lBt army has gained new tueee�4ee. ' in" the circling of Guise, according to the official statement today.-^' 1 North of Guise, they have taken the Beaufort ferin, north �f th* ' } Oise, Along the Peron river, south of Guise, the French have proflii^t^d. cast of Monceau-le-Neuf and captured prisoneri. , , . PEACE OR i PEACE, (CO.N'TINUED ON PAGK 10). ENTER DARDMllES Amsterdam, Oc^. SO.TT-According to a Constantinople dispatch, reports are current that Turkey, under the peace negotiatfons has ihvited the allied fleet to enter tlie Dardanelles. Troops are not to be landed, it Is s^id, with the exception of a small detachment to supervise the demobilization of the Ot^toman armj^. CZECH CAPIIAL Paris, Cel. 30.-The Czecho-Slovaks ' council of state has decided to make Pressburg the capital ot Slovakia, according to tlie newspapers lioi'c. Pressburg is situated on the north bank of the Danube, ,"54 milcK southeast of Vienna. It is beautifully situated near the western extremity of the Carpathians and is one of the finest cities in Hungary. Hungarian kings were crowned at the cathedral of St. Martin at Pressburg tor centuries. The population of the city in 1900 was 61,000. jit was announced recently that the O.eclio-S^lDvak council had changocl the name of Pressburg to Wilsonstailt honor ot Prosid^t Wilson, CZEC OE PRAGUE ___ Cope nil a gen. Oct. 30.-The Czech national committee took over the functions of the local government '4\ Prague, the Bohemian capital, on Monday, marking the final step in the successful revolution thet^ according to a telegram from Berlin to the National Tidende. During Monday night the general commanding the Prague garrison and his staff placed the entire armed forces in the city at the disposal of the Czech national committee. THE WEATHER High .................... Low ....'................. Forecast; Faired cool. 50 11 wmmm Ottawa, Oot. 30.-In connection with the Victory loan campaign, the minister of finance said today that he desired especially to emphasize the fact that the Victory loan vyill be required to the fullest extent even if peace should come within a few weeks or months, as the nations will be on a war basis for a long time and it will take Canada ?. year or more to demobilize. He also stated that it-could not be clearly understood that our exi^rt market for agricultural and manufactured products would continue to depend upon the establishment of imper-' iai credits. "It is imperatively necessary in the national interest," he added, "that the objective of $500,000,000 should be reached." Quiet on British Front London. Oct. 30.'-On the' British front in Flanders. Field Marshal Halg announced in liis statement today, there baa been no activity except patrol enconnters. in which the British troo])s advanced and captured a few prisoners. The statement reads: - "Apart from patrol encounters in which we made progress and secured a te,w prisoners there is nothing to report." Belgian Statement Havre, Oct. 29.-The text of the official statement issued by the Belgian war office tonight /reads: "The situation generally is unchanged. "From Oct. 14 to Oct. 27. the total number of prisoners taken by the armies in Flanders was 18,293, -including Mol officers. "The amount o� captured material is so great that it Is yeC to count'it. In the period from. Oct, 14t.iD Oct. 27, 509 giins were'taken, where the Belgians captured- 247- and the Brltisli' 211. Over 1-200 machinq guns were- taken during that time. ' "Of  the prisoners caprtdrisd,'' 7,360 were taken by the British and 5,677i by the French. With the- .12,000 prisoners from Sept. 28 to Oct. 14; the total number ot prisoners capttired in a month exceeds 30,000." Resistance Weaken* London, Oct. 29.-The resistance oj  the Austrians against the British in the Italian -theatre appears to be weak* ening, according to an official communication issued tonight. The Brit^ ish 10th army, continues . its advanoq east ot the Piave river, v CZECHS CONTROL MILITARY AUTHORITY Basel, Oct. 30,-The authority of the Austrian monarchy is only a name In Prague. Budapest nev/s-papers report that Field Marshal Kestranek, commander-in-chief in the Prague district, handed over all the military authority to the Czech committee on Monday. TO. MOVE INTO POLAi (Buy a Victory Bond). Paris, Oct. 3t).-Gen. Skoropadski, the Ukrainian lietman, according to a Zurich dispatch to the Journal des De-biib^. has sent three Ukrainian divisions to tlie Polisli frontier 'with the object o� occupying the districts o� Cliolm and Podlachia, which 'ivere given to the Ukraine to the prejudice of Poland by the Brest-Litovsk treaty. The Ukrainians inlend to move into Poland when ever the German and Austrian groups withdraw. The German authoj-ities in the Ukraine, it is added, supported Gen. Skoropadski. Numerous German soldiers have jiained the Ukrainian divisions sent to the Polish frontier. ' A Paris, Oct. 30.-A naval conference was held at the ministry of marine on Monday. Sir Eric Geddes, first loi'd of the British admiralty, presided.'Admiral M'eyrass. first British sea lord. Vice-Admiral �R'tlliam Sims and (.Admiral William S. Benson, of the Unit-i ed States navy; Vice-Admiral .TUaou Pirevel, o� the Italian navy, and Admiral Grassie and Boene of the French navy were present. The follo'ft'lng ministers and uaval chiefs o� the allies are now in Paris; Premier Lloyd George; Foreign Minister Balt6ur; War Secretary Milner; Field Marshal Haig; Sir Eric. Geddea. and Gen. Williams, of England; Ad"-: miral Benson and Vlce-Admlral'..Sinis' of the United States; President-Orlan'f  do. Foreign Minister Sonnino and Vlco^; Admiral Direvel of Italy, B3+D ?028 ;