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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - October 30, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta WHAT'S YOUR MONEY TO THEIR LIVES ? BUY VICTORY BONDS! VOLUME XI. KKTIIHHIDCK, ALBKRTA, WKDNKSDAY, OC.TOBKH IMi. 1!MS M MBKR 271 HUNS SEND NEW N ETREAT A REPLY TO AUSTINS 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 tjovernment reached Washington today. It supplements the last brief communication, saying armistice terms were 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, hut send the information for the American government, apparently recognizing that the stage of personal appeal has passed with the transmission of their armistice 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 supremo war council already is reported to have formulated terms upon which the United States and the allies might permit a cessation of hostilities. A* word of the new German move came it was learned that President Wilson was working on a reply to the last note from Vienna, in which the Austrian government accepted all principles and conditions of the president, and ?3ked for an armistice and peace 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. Huge Number of Troops Cross Piave on Pontoons.in Pursuit of Fleeing Austrians-King Emmanuel Visits the Liber* ated Areas-20,000 Prisoners Taken. , London. Oct. 29.-The Versailles conference, according to the report current In London this afternoon, has agreed on the main points of the . armistice terms, which will now be considered by the military commanders. The final peace terms, it is said. Alt GATHERINGS OF ANY KIND ARE Outdoor or Indoor-No Auction Sales-Must Disinfect the Telephones will be submitted to Germany simultaneously with the armistice terms. Eager For Peace Vienna, (Ji'l, 2!i.-- (Via Hanoi >, The AiiHtm-HtinRiii'litu government hit I'liinmiinli'iili'il It's lute-it note lu the French. British, Japanese iitnl Italian governments begging tlw approval iinfihi- lite first of the follo.vlng orders wiih passed. Disinfect Telephones Am lo llie possibility, nuy Iho. probability of transmitting the disease through i>so of tin1 telephone, nspoc-Lilly h.t n great ninny people who two Hid tolephono romovo the musk while speaking, an order was passed dealing �with iho thoeough disinfection of tho telephone transmit! ees. The onlur be-initio law Thursday morning ami the provincial police have Instructions lo miforcn nil orders Hint lmvo boon pass-oil by the provincial boitnl or by any local board. Ah to thn carbollssod vaseline, the name may bo purchased its n regular prepueution al any deug stoic. Tim orders neo as follows: The Orders 4,". All schools, churches,\theatros, Dicliiti' shows, ami all oilier places where lite public gather or copgro-Rale in llto province of Alhortn, save as hereinafter provided, shall bo cloned from hiiiI after the hour of 7 a.m. of Thursday the 31st. day of October 1918, and nil public meetings and gatherings of any kind save whom people are congregated in any public conveyance, or in their own homes or in a place or placet) of temporary residence, consisting of seven or more persona shall be prohibited and all sift* meeting siid gatherings are hereby declared to lie Illegal, from and lifter the said hour and date, hiivo nnd except gu- furls, Oil. .'!il.--Tli(' second linli' of Count .1 ii) I us Andrassy, lite Austen-Hungarian foreign minister, to I'eesl-(Innt Wilson Is Intoepeeted as evlilencp that Austria Is in a ilesplifate pIIrIii and has exhausted lice powers of resistance. "Tlie'Unniililnn monarchy si-ck:> mi Issue all the moee promptly because, it knows of the anger aroused it'Tos.i the Uhlan by Its dul'ecllon anil the de she of vetiKPiince which Insplee:; the Heelln liiblnel," says the I'ctit I'aiis-lun and other nowspapers. Other welters Mtrike n note of caution. "It Is essential Hint entente teoops have (ivory latitude, in occupy-iiiB melons the inhabitants or which expect from us Iho fulfillment of solemn promises. It is also ossiiiiiinl thai, in tlto event ot (lermany nol accepting one conditions for an armistice, thn territory of the monarchy shall not constitute an oliHtaclo to our military operations," says the Matin. Uout.-Col. i>e Thomassou, in the I 'ot ft Journal, says: "PeopoHitls for an armistice, presented Roparatoly by Oeemany and Austria-Hungary, place tlto allied governments in the presence, of u delicate problem. Wo miiHl docide lo which of the two powers wb sltull first state out" conditions. The solution which is adopted will evidently not. modify tho issue of the war, hut. may have the offect of lengthening hostilities." Progressing Satisfactorily Total for S. Alberta to 4 p.m. Tuesday, $1,363,850. Total for Lethbridge and district to 4 p.m. Tuesday $103,000. 'l'lte fingers ot the Victory loan committee are upon every man and every family in l.etlilieiiU'.e tuiil district, lilthcf they will buy bonds before the campaign Is over or there will he a card foe each man and family showing reasons why purchase has not been made. Kvevy ei'sUleucti nnd every IhinIiioss place In llto district Is being canvassed. There is no possible chance for anyone to escape being canvassed. No Chance to Escape There Is no possible excuse for those who can purchase bonds and do inn do so. The canvassers will reach ymi one way or another, hut If you do not care lo wait for litem, or If you feel Hint' you may be missed you can go to thi' Vidoey loi'.n hcmliinur-tees In the Southard block wheee there Is ii man on duty all day and to midnight i'Veey night Von nan buy you;' bonds there, or you can get any in-I'oematlou regarding the loan there, whether you hay bonds or not. Don't lii'sltaln to go In. Going Satisfactorily The first twit days of the campaign have been very satisfactuey, and the (CONTINI'KM ON I'AUK 111). AUSTRIAN FLEET IS CONCENTRATED Paris, Oct. 29.-The Austrian fleet has been hastily concentrated at Flcume, according to a dispatch from Rome to the Temps under date of Oct. 27. Ae few vessels remain at Pola, but all that were at Cattaro have left. It is taid that the concentration was demanded by Hungary. Hume is the chief .seaport of the kingdom, of Hungary. I'ola and ('altera are In Austrian territory. It is lirohahl" Ui.il Hungary demanded the concentration of the Austrian fleet at Plume' lu order to have control of it should the dual monarchy dissolve. There Is a strong movement for little-pendente, under way lu Hungary and I'.mperoe Charles litis been reported as bring in favor of Htingaelaii independence. On Italian Front K'Uiie. (lei. :;n. _Tli(. text ef !hn oT. ficJal >tateiuent issued at the war of-I'lce hut nighl reads: "'The enemy, utmciii.d !roiltally liy th" stli mid l'Jt'n armies and threatened iui M'>n the tight bank of the I'iave. other troops, in cooperntlon with those on tlie left hank, have passed b".vond the Calcino Torrent altera brilliant struggle. Hitter fighting is taking place In the region of Monte liriippa. "The capture of another thousand prisoner* is nunouiR'cil and more than l."y guns have been taken. "A good part of thoso captured ara already in action against tho enemy.'* Austrian Official Vienna, Oct. HO.-fVia London). -I lu the Alano basin on the eastern end of tho Italian mountain front, Austrian detachments worn forced to rn� Hi'' Monday, but elsewhere be.two�n tho Hrcnta and tho I'fave the fighting1 activity wan not intense, according to thn Btatnnjont, tonight fronY Austro* Hungarian : headquarters. Tho statement reads: "For the defenders of Mont Asolone, Mont Pertlca and Mont Solarlo yesterday passed without largo Infantry engagements. In tho region ot Mont Splnoncla our troops rectified thulr position. "In the Alano basin our dotachmcnta were pressed hack, but other'enemy attacks against our positions In thla region broke down with heavy losses." French Encircling Guise PEACE OP, NO PEASE. PARIS, Oct. 30.-Gen, Debenny's 1st army has gained new tueetttec ' in the circling of GuiBe, according to the official statement today.. . ' North of Guise, they have taken the Beaufort farm, north of th* ' | Oise. Along the Peron river, south of Guise, the French have profirenttf cast of Monceau-le-Neuf and captured prisoners, .' l j ENTER DARDANELLES Amsterdam, Oc4. 30,-According, to a Constantinople diepatoh. reports are current that Turkey under the peace negotiations has Invited the allied fleet to enter the Dardanelles. Troops are not to be landed, it is sajd, with the exception of a small detachment to supervise the demobilization of the Ottoman army. CZECH CAPITAL I'aeis, Oct. :iu.- The Czechoslovaks council of slate has decided to make I'ressbttrg the. capital of .Slovakia, according to tlie newspapers here. Peesslineg Is situated on the north bank of tho Danube, :;1 mllen southeast of Vienna. It is beautifully Kiluntod none tho western extremity of tlto Carpathians and is one of tho finest cities in Ilungaj'y. Hungarian kings wore cvowntJ at the cathedral of Si. Martin nt Peossbueg foe centuries. Tho population of tho city In 19110 was til.OOu. H was announced recently lliat tho 't'/.echo-Slovak council had cliaugocUlic natite of lTesshurg to WllsonstuUt lu honor of I'l'osldi^nt Wilson, Copenhagen. Oct. 30.-The Czech national committee took over the functions of the local government sfi Prague, the Bohemian capital, on Monday, marking the final steo in the successful revolution therw according to a telegram from Berlin to the National Tldende. During Monday night the general commanding the Prague garrison and his staff placed the entire armed fprces in tho city at the disposal of the Czech national committee. THE WEATHER High ........................... 50 Low -'........................ 11 Forecast: Fair a/id cool. IHE HALF BILLION Ottawa, Oct. 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 will be required to the fullest extent oven 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 exp'ort market for agricultural and manufactured products would continue to depend upon the establishment of imperial credits, "It is Imperatively necessary in the national Interest," he added, "that the objective of $300,000,000 should be reached." Quiet on British Front London. Oct. :tu.-On tho British front in Flanders. Field Marshal IIulK announced in his statement today, there has been no activity except patrol encounters', in willed the HrltlSh teoops advanced and captured a few pelscnees. The statement roads: - "Apart feiiin pateol encounters In which we made progress nnd Mocured u t'c.w prisoners thero Is nothing to reporl." Belgian Statement Havre. Oct. J'.i. -The text of tho official statement issued by the llelglan war office tonight reads: "The situation generally is unchanged. "Krom Oct. II to Oct. 27. the total number of prisoners taken by tho armies In Flanders was lS.L'HIi, including :i:il of Fleers. . �, , ' - ir-^iHT mr:�f!W|sBiri "The amount of captured material la so gecai that it ts impossible as yet to count It. In tho period from Oct. Oct. 27, ii09 guns were'taken, where the Belgians captured 247 ami the British all. Over 1-.200 machlnej guns were taken during that time. "Of.-tha prlsonors captured, 7,362 were taken by the British and 5,677 by tho French. With the 12,000 pri. soners from Sept. 28 to Oct. 14, tho total numbor of prisoners captured, in a month exceeds 30,000." Resistance Weaken* London, Oct. 20.-Tho resistance o{ the Austrians against tho British in tho Italian theatre appears to bo weakening, according to an official com* nnmlcatton issued tonight. The Brit, ish loth army continues its advance) oast of tho I'luvo river. CZECHS CONTROL MILITARY AUTHORITY Basel, Oct. 30,-The authority of the Austrian monarchy is only a name in Prague, Budapest newspapers report that Field Marshal Kestranek, commander-in-chief In the Prague district, handed over all the military authority to the Czech committee on Monday. (nu� a Victory Band). l'nris, Oct. :ii>.-lien. Skoeopadskl, tho Ukrainian liotumn, according to a Zurich dispatch to tho Journal dos De-bu'N, hits sent throe I'krnlniun divisions to the I'olisli frontier with tho objoct of occupying the districts of t'holm and Podlachla, which wore given to tho Ukraine, to tho prejudlco of Poland by the Ueoit-LitovBk treaty. Tho Ukrainians iulend. to move Into Poland when ever the German and Austrian groups withdraw. Tho German, authorities in the Uk-ealno. it Is added, supported Gen. Skor-opudski. Numerous German soldiers havo jplned tho Ukrainian divisions sent to tho Polish frontier. ALLIES HOLD A E Paris, Oct. 30.-iA nnval conference) was held at tho ministry ot marine, on, .Monday. Sir Krte (ioddea, flest lord of tho British ndmlealty, presided,-Admiral Woymss, first British sea lord, Vice-Admiral William Sims and i.AtJ. mlral William S. Benson, of tho United States navy; Vice-Admiral Taaou Dlrovel, ot the Italian navy, and Ad< mlral Geusslo and Boene of tho French navy wero present. The following ministers and uavul chiefs of tho allies are now lu Paris: Premier Lloyd George: Foreign Minister Bnlf6ur; War Secretary Milner; Field Marshal Halg; Sir Erie Geddea and Gen. Williams, ot England; Admiral Benson and Ylce-Admlral 81ms of tho United States; President Orl&n} do, Foreign .Minister Sonnino and Vice-Admiral Dlrevel ot Italy, 71590425 1295 1 ;