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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 31, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta GERMANY IS SPARRING FOR TIME, SO BUY VICTORY BONDS! VOLUME XI. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBj^R 31, 1918 NUMBER 272 OTTOMAN EMPIRE IS THROUGH FIGHTING-SENDS SURRENDER TO THE ALLIES FREE PASSA EENDIPNSC FFBYIIAUANSiWHO FRONT ABLAZE IN BA LONDON, Oct. 31.-the entire Italian "Front is ablaze, iaccording to a Central News dispatch from Rome. The Italian armies are now all in action. From the Stelvio pass to the Adriatic, the Italian front IS more than 180 miles in length, running south to west of Lake Garda, thence east across the Brenta and Piave to the apex of the new allied wedge near Sacile, where it turns south and west to the Adriatic. ' The active Italian front has been considered generally as being between Lake Garda and the Adriatic, a front of about-120-raiies. The Piave line oh which the allied troops are new advancing is about 60 miles from the Piave east of Mdhtfe Gralspa to the mouth oHhe river northeast of Venice. British troops have entered Asiago, according to another report from the British war office, covering the operations 1 early Wednesday, The statement also reports continued pro-; gress by the 3rd, I OtK, 8th and 12th armies along the Piave. j FIFTEEN DIVISIONS CUT OFF | WASHINGTON, Oct. 31.-Fifteen' Austrian divisions! operating between the Brenta and the Piave on the Italian front have had their retreat cut off through the capture of the, mountain pa^s of Vadal by Italian and allied troops. Official wireless dispatches from Rome today say the advantage is being pressed to the utmost and that a crisis is near. Enemy losses are described as appalling. CUT RAILWAY BETWEEN BERLIN AND VIENNA PARIS, Oct. 31.-Communication between Aflram and Flume and Budapest and Vienna has been totally destroyed. The Czecho-Slovaks have cut the railroad between Berlin and Vienna near Bodendach and German trains can go only as far as Schandau, accbrding to a Zurich dispatch to the Journal. ^. PARIS, Oct. 31.-French troops late yesterday repulsed a strong German counter attack northwest of Chateau-Porclen, according tc the official statement today fi;om the war office. . NOTHING TO FIGHT WITH Paris, Ostt 31.-The military governor at Fiume recently advised the Hungarian government that he was without material and munitions to defend the city. He celved orders to hand over the administration to the Croatian nationalities, which he did immediately. DIED OF 'FLU Barcelona, Oct. 31.-Announcement is made here tl^pt Ezra Bin Abbas, hear-apparent of Ahmed Fuad Pasha, Khedive of Egypt, di^ of influenza on IVIonday. Important Capture Italian____Headquarters on the PiavG, Oct. r.O.- (By the As.sociat-ed Press).-Allied troops have taken Mont Cison.- -This was a most importfint operation, for by. It tlu) roads were opened to Feltre and Vitorio. Both cities were AuBtrUin bpsDH. Thfe'^capture of .Mont CIson also divides the Austrian aviny, forcing the troops to , llio north to follow along, slow ' lines of retreat through the mountains _of Trentino. In the general line dc retreat, where the largest numl)ev oC ti'oops cduld be moved, would be along the roads and rai^ ways toward Bulluno and over the jilaiiis towardglTdine. Venice Safe Venice is now safe since the 3rd army has driven liaclc the Aus-triaiis In the lower plain. Italian cavalry Is advancing rapidly at many points. The nujuber of pri-Boucra is growing liourlj' and may poasibly total 40.000. Opposite the 10th army, in which the Araer-ii;an troops are brigaded. It i> es-tiniuted that iV^ Austrian div'sions have been partially destroyed. The 3rd army under command ef tTie Duke of Aosta, has Succeeded, in establishing three bridge.-heiulB-across the lower Piave. They are at Rom'anzlol, Salgaredi and San Dona dl Piave. The operation was favored by a fog, but was made under violent Austrian artillery fire which continued all Friday night. Austrians Evacuate Vienna, Oct. 31.-"Ip view oj our desire tor peace,' our troops on Italian' soil arc evacuating occupied regions," says an official Btateujeut issued late tonight. American Advance Italian Array Headquarters on the Piave, Oct. 30.-American troops -iMifter-Major-Gen. Cliarlos Treat Iiave crossed the Plavo river. The 3rd arm.v has established throe bridgeheads on the lower PiaVfc. ^ Italian Official Rome, Oct. 31.-Odei'zo l�a^s � bQeu , reached by Kalian troops'and Serra'^ valle has been taken, according to an official statement issued at the war office tonight. The text rdads: "Our armies ave continuing to rapidly advance after the retreating enemy who has attempted in vain to check them. Heads of our columns liavo reached Serravallq, Orsago, Ga-Jarine and Oderzo. "Cavalry diviBlons arp, advancing In the plains and some squadrons today entered Sacile. "In overcoming strong resistance between the Piayo and the aAJont Ci-ano, the 3rd army has fought brilliantly. The river crosslng^at Pontie.dl Piave was cari'ied in n^fjerco action. The enemy was oUlikea ilo evacuate Asiago, which we promi)tly occupied. "During the rush of tl^^%(lvfince it has been impossible to ioep .count of; the thousands of prisoners ^and many , guns. Besides the*; popiilations of j towns and vllIagsB, iVe hav� liberated numbers of Italiafi prtapners who have-been in Austrian hands." Continue the Fight British Ai-my Headquap-ters, Oct. 30. -Canadian Press dispatch froln Renter's) .-Renter's torrespoijdent cables: � * "The colnparative lull on the Brll-isli front coinciding with the sU-called armistice situation is empbatically not by any meansthrougli'tlesiOT. The unanimous spirit of,the troops Is to continue settling aocoiipts with the Boche until ordered to desist. "The 1st army has- extended the bridgehead of-Arlias and strengthened its position eastVard of nhonelle. Hostile artillery is more active about Le _s.......,�', _ (Continued ox Pace Six). ALLSUBSCRIPINS iSI BE PA ATJCE Government Paper Controller About to Order Cutting, Off of Unpaid Sub-'scripdons. At a public hearing in Ottawa last week in connection with paper conservation, the Government ,Paper Controller for �'Cnnadii 'intimated th-it regulations about to b.' issued would include on>--/ - to the effect that: "Publishers of daily newspapers must cease sending their newspapers to subscribers thrse months , in arrears unless cub-soriptions be definitely renewed and all arrears fully paid." For obviou.s raasou~ the Government insisl:^ J/iat paper .shall be s^vp'.I and proposes that only those who pay for their publications shall receive them. -tween now and the end of the yeai- 'llie Herald's subifcription list must be put on a paid-in-advauoe basis, in order to comply witii the governmental order. ' We know you will not tako! this aa i)ersonal but accept it as a necessary result of conditions with paper making industry. Wo are all in honor bound to carl'y out oui- share of tho conservation movement. So iC you are in arrears, please pay up at once to prevsjii, a discoh-tiiiuanco. of your subscription. Please do not wait foi- a bill. SUBSCRIPTION RATES MUST INCREASE: The latest increase on the coat.- of paper means that the Herald will pay about ?i>,0O0.00 more for paper during the coming ) yoar than lust year. An additional retroactive bill of .?.S00 on the last two c;:r loads, has just reached u?. As other papers ^ave found it necessary to meet these and other advances. The Herald is forced to increase its mail subscription rate ^om $4.00 to ?5.00 a year on December 1st. Subscriptions received t during November will be accepted at ?4.00 a vear , ,80 subscribers will gain by paying subscriptions in ndv'ance at once.'After December the rate will ha *5.00 a ;'?r� to take>osses-�'"Sion, with or without the consent of the owner, of any buiUling and use it as. an isolation hospital, and ciiarge the expense up to the municipality. They have also full power to secure : and ought to secure where necessary, medical or nursing aid in any case where the patients cannot stand the expense. The secretary treasurer of the municipality is secretary of the board. In some districts of the province the local boards, notwithstanding repeated warnings have failed to meet. ' far to make any attempt to lead public opinion by v.ay of organizing their i districts. Unless they move promptly they may lie penalized heavily. The members of the legislature all over tho province have been specially requested to lead the way in their districts in organization, and replies indicate that a great majority are very ac'tive. Speaking generally, however, reports from Various points over tlie province indicate that the people have steadied away and are realizing more can be done by local organizations and effort than by depending too much upon outside aid. Innistree - There was one death hero last night. There are a limited number of cases in town and country. They have medical aid and' the popu-' lar organizing throughout the district. Vermillion-The agricultural school has been improvised as an isolation 25,000 PERSONS SHOT London, Oct. 30.-During the rule of Gen. Krasnoff, the Cossack ' leader and former member of the staff of Alexander Kerensky in the Don region, 25,000 persons have been shot, according to a Russiaa wireleEs dispatch ' received here tonight. �I JL MESOPOTllft :mm]m Zurich, Oct. 31.-The rapid advance of the allies in Serbia is causing the liveliest alarni in Budapest, according to a Vienna dispatch. It is feared that the Jugo-Slavs wlii cross the Croatian ,frentier, join the allied troops and march,on 'the city. This is one of the reasons for the persistence, with which Count Andrassy has asked for* ah armistice. MEANS SEPMION OF AUWANOHUNGM Amsterdam, Oct. 31.-By mutual agreement between Count Karolyi, the head of the new Hungarian government, and Count Andrassy, tho latter lillsjhe post of joint .\ustro-nun-garian foreign minister only (or a limited period, sulilciently long to arrange difficulties in the political situation. According to a Budapest dispatcli to the Weser Gazette, Count Andrassy wip'-then retire from Hungarian representation. Count Karolyi becoming Hungarian foreign minister, thus completing the separation of Austria and Hungary. Montreal, Oct. Sl.^In, connection wjtii the application of the Canadian Pkcifie railwnv and Ca,nadian North-hospital. The influenza is epidemicfc Trunk and the Grand in this distriLt. Some of tho nurses aie down, but tlie people aro well organized. VegreviUe-The "flu'' is pretty general In this district. Mayor Holden and one or two of the doctors are down. The others are working and people are organizing and aid is berng sent. Ueduc-There are probably five liundrod cases in the town and the district south and west. Kour nurses and two third year military medical (CONTINUKD ON PAGE SIX). SOUTHERN ALBfeRTA MEN KILLED IN ACTION Today's casualty list reports that E. G. Wellington, Taber. and E. A. Lobb'an, Cjhamplon, have been killed ih action. WANT THE POPE TO SAVE GERMANY Zurich, Oct, 31.-At an Episcopal conference held at Fulda, at the instance of Cardinal Hart-mann, archbishop of Cologne, an appeal was sent to the pope asking him to intervene with the entente nations and persuade them to renounce their determina-tl6n to destroy Germany, according to the Volkcs Zeltung of Co- logne. ALFONSO HAD 'FLU Madrid, Oct. 31.-It is announced here that King Alfonso, who has been sufleriug from an attack of influenza, has been restored to health. SUSPEND LIQUIDATION OF FRENCH BUSINESSES Amsterdam, Ott. 31-The German government has suspended the liquidation of all Prench-owaed businesses in Alsace-Lorraine, according to a Serlin dispatch to the Frankfort Zei-tanfi.- SUSPEND NEW SCHEDULE elative to the incre.TS-ed rate on milling lu-transit from one cent to two .cents a hundred pounds, the board of railway commissioners decided yesterday to suspend tho new schedule which was to have gone into effect on Nov. 1. until further meeting which is to be held at Winnipeg. LontJon, Oct. 31,-^Tuvkey has sun-endered uncondition-ally. . __^ LONDON, Oct. 31.-(3:15p.m.)-(By the Associated Press)-The Turkish armistice took effect at noon today. ^ FREE PASSAGE DARDANELLES LONDON, Oct.- 31.-(Reuter's)-Sir George Gave, home secretary, in thehouse of commons today, aniiounppd the terms of the TurkisH armistice which are no-w in opei-a-tion. They include .free .passage of the .allied fleet in the Dardanelles,- and immediatte repatriation of British prisoners. - Other terms, it is learn(fcdj.coiTiprise the occupation of the forts of the Dardanelles and Bbsphorous necessary to secure the passage of the allied warships through the Bosphoroiis to the Black Sea, TURK FORCES SURRENDER LONDON, Oct. 31.-Ismaert Hakki, commanding -the Turkiih armies of the group operating in the Tigris region in Mesopotamia, has surrendered with one entire division and the best part of two others, the Evening Stanjiarri says. APPEALS FOR ARMISTICE LONDON, Oct. 31.-The Austrian commander on the Italian front haa applied to Gen. Dian, the Italian commander-in-chief, for an armlttice, the , Exchange Telegraph company states, . � The application, the Exchange adds, has beep. forwarded to th� ' Versailles conference. SEVEN THOUSAND SURRENDERED 1 LONDON, Oct.^31.-The entire Turkish force which has been opposing the British on the Tigris has been capjtured, it was officially announced today. It is estimated that th* prisonera'number approximately 7X100. FIUME ABANDONED ' BASEL, Oct. 31.-The city of Fiume hns been abandoned by . the J Austrian authorities to the-Croation troops and the town hat been bedecked with the Italian colors. ' jfc* ft . WITHDRAW AUSTRIAN TROOPS VIENNA, Oct. 31.-Austrian troops fighting on Italian soil wHIba withdrawn, according to an official statement issued by the war office tonight. The text of the statement readsi, "Taking into effect the resolve so often expressed to bring.about |t conclusion of an armistice and peace and putting an end to the etruoBl* of nations, our troops fighting on Italian soil will evacuate occupied reg- '' ions. In the llialian theatre Ihene haa been only light fiohtlng on the Tyrolian front. Between the Brenta and Piave, fresh and superior enemies attacked Mont Solone and Mont Pertlca. Our troops with unexampled and soldierly faithfulness brought all the enemy's efforts to naueht." . TOTAL SEPARATION t PARIS, Oct. 31.--The Croatian parliament at Agram has voted for � ' total separation of Croatia, Slavonta and Oalmatia from Hungary, according to a Geneva dispatch to the Matin: The dispatch says 'that-Agram is decked in national colors and that the people are celebrating the'' passing of the revolution. Fiume is the principal sea port of Hungary. Agram is the capital of Croatia and Slavonia is situated north of the Slave river, 75 miles Iriiand, Says Foch Presents Terms LONDON, Oct. 31.-Marshal Foch's armistice tferms arrived in Berlirl Tuesday night, the Vossische Zeitung of Berliivsays it learns, according to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch frcim Copenhagen. IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS LONDON, Oct. 31.-The preliminary conversations which lately have occupied allied representatives in Paris have been concluded and more Important developments are beginning, according to report reaching official quarters here. To take in the discussions, Andrew Bonar Law.went'to France yesterday. Victory Loan Armies Are Sweeping On to Objective ^tfielal figures placed the am-ouht raised locally in the Victory loan' campaign, up till last night at $133,700. Today's ^ret}orts are expected to niace the figure well past,the $150,000 mark. The great army of the Victory loan is making good progress towards its objective. The foiiow-Ing are the objectives taken by the various battalionR up till last --X evening: , Farmers' battalion/ General D. E. Harris, $35,700; Miners''bat? � tallon. General Tom Longworth, $27,000; battalion of the 'north, General Geo. Mackay, $41,0C0; battalion of the south, General Hugh Macbeth, $30,000. Total, 133,700. (CONTINUED ON V&QE SBVBN) Juneau, Alaska, Oct. 31.-Big obstat cles in the path of the men and vessels picking up tho victims ot the Princess Sophia were removed todi^y by the stopping of the gale that drove tho Canadian vessel to her end, and it is expected many more bodies will be recovered. ^ Capt. Leadbetter, of the United. States ship Cedar, which atood by the Sophia, and Lighthouse Inspector Di-berlt," who was on the Cedar, said today that they attached absolutely ho blame to Capt, Frh. Locke, ot the Sophia, for the loss of the vessel. Shortly, after the Sophia struck, .the reef, the barometer rose, indicating improved -weather conditions ahead. For this reason Capt. Locke did ' not |>tteiiipt to put hlB . ptsBengers oit, Friday the gale started