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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - October 31, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta GERMANY IS SPARRING FOR TIME, SO BUY VICTORY BONDS! VOLUME XI. . LKTHBRIIK1K, ALBERTA, THURSDAY. OCTOBKH SI. 1018 MMHEH 272 OTTOMAN EMPIRE IS THROUGH FIGHTING-SENDS SURRENDER TO THE ALLIES FREE PASSAGE OF DARDANELLES FIFTEEN DIVISIONS CUT FRONT ABLAZEJN BATTLE LONDON, Oct. 31-The entire Italian front is ablaze., according to a Central News dispatch from Rome. The Italian armies are now all in action. From the Stelvio pa6s to the Adriatic, the Italian front is more than 180 miles in length, running south to west of j Lake Garda, thence east across the Brenta and Piave to the j apex of the new allied wedge near Sacile, where it turns south, and west to the Adriatic. ' i The active Italian front has been considered generally! as being between Lake Garda and the Adriatic, a front of about 120 miles. The Piave line oh which the allied troops are now advancing is about 60 miles from the Piave east of Monte Grappa to the mouth of the river northeast of Venice. British troops have entered Asiago, according to another i report from the British war office, covering the operations. early Wednesday. The statement also reports continued progress by the 3rd, 10th\ 8th and 12th armies along the Piave., 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 pass 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 i near. Enemy losses are described as appalling. CUT RAILWAY BETWEEN BERLIN AND VIENNA PARIS, Oct. 31.-Communication between Agram 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, according 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 to the official statement today from the war office. . NOTHING TO FIGHT WITH Paris, Oc> 31.-The military governor at Fiume recently nd-vlsed the Hungarian government that he was without material and munitions to defend the city. He ceived orders to hand over the administration to the Croatian nationalities, which he did immediately. DIED OF 'FLU Barcelona, Oct. 31.-Announcement is made here that Ezra Bin Abbas, near-apparent of Ahmed Fuad Pash.i, Khedive of Egypt, dlcvl of influenza en Monday. / Important Capture Italian lli-adiiuiiilors on the Piavi'. Oct. ".n.--I My I he Associated l'i'0.�s).- Allied truop.1 lmvo taken Mont t'lson. Tills was a inobt Important oponitlon, for by It tliu roadti were opened to Koltre and Vltorlo. Motli cities wore Austrian bases. Till)""capture of Mont t'lson hIho divides the AtlH-Iriiin army, fotvftiK the troops to the north to follow alinm, slow linos of retreat through (ho mountains of Trontlno. In tlf Konorul Hn� of rolrcmt, whom the largest number of troops ertiild ho moved, would he iilong the roads and rail*-ways toward Bulliino and over tliu plains towiu'tlflldlne. Venice Safe Venire is now safe since the. Hrd army has driven l>:u:k the Austrian* In tli� lower pluln. Italian cuvalry Is advancing rapidly at many points. The number of primmer* Is growing hourly and may possibly tulal '10,000. Opposite tlie 10th army, In which tlio American troops are brigaded, it ifc estimated thut I'i Austrian div'sions lmvo been partially destroyed. The 3rd army inulor command of the, Dulco of Aoata, has succeeded. In establishing throo bridgeheads across the lower Piave. They are at llonimulol, Salgaredi iiitil San Dunn dl Piave, The oper. atlon was favored by a fog, hut was made under violent Austrian nrtlllory fire which continued nil Friday nlglit. Auatrlans Evacuate Vienna, Oct. 31.--"In view of our desire for poaco, our troops on Italian* soli arc ovnoiuiting occupied roglons," says nn official statement Issued Into tonight. American Advance ltallnn Army Hcmtlipiartors on the Plnvo, Oct. HO.-American �troojs iwirter Miijor-Clen. Cutu'lea Treat have crossed tlio Piave river. The ::rd army Has established three, bridgeheads on the lower PiavY. Italian Official Rome, Oct. 31,-Odei'zo bits heen reached by Italian troops and Serra" vullo has been taken, according to an official statement, issued at the war office tonight. Tlio text roads: "Our armies nro continuing to rapidly advance after the retreating enemy who has attempted In vain to check thorn. Heads of our columns lmvo reached Sorravalle, Orsiigo, (!a 'urine utiil Odevzo. "Cavalry divisions are advancing In tlio plains and some squadrons today entered Saello. "In overcoming strong resistance between the Pitivo and the Mont CI-ano, the 3rd army has fought brilliantly. The river erosslus^nt Pontic ,dl IMavo was carried in �af|orcu action. Tho enomy was obltked to ovuemito Asiago, which we promptly occupied. "During tlio rush of. tbe;!bdvfincu it hns linen impossible to koop count of tlio thousands of prisoners and many guns. Besides tho, populations of towns and villages, wo'have liberated numbers of Italian prlspnors who lmvo been In Austrian hands." Continue the Fight British Army Headquarters, Oct. ,10. -Canadian Press dispatch from neuter's).-Reuter's correspondent cub-les: ' V" "Tlio comparative lull on the British front coinciding with the so-called avmiatlco situation Is emphatically not j by any means through'design. The unanimous spirit of.the troops Is to continue sottllng ncootlpts with the. Bocho until ordered to desist. "Tho 1st army litis- extended the bridgehead of-Arllos and strengthened its position eastward of Hhonelle. Hostile artillery Is more active about Le (Continued ox Page Six). 1 BE PI AT ONCE Government Paper Controller About to Order Cutting Off of Unpaid Subscriptions. At :i i'Ublic lieirinir in Di'uwa last week in u. (lie (iovi mini 'it .Paper Controller It Canada 'intitiiat'.'d Mi-'; i-egiii.ilions iihoul m li.-i-s:ii-d would include unto the effect that: "Publishers of daily newspapers must ceaae sending their newspapers to subscribers throe months in arrears unle-.s descriptions be definitely renewed and all arrears fully paid." l-'or obvious r-'tiMisi-the Government insist.;  lint piiper shall he >;iv�! and proposes that only I hose who pay for their publications shall re-r.'lvc them. t'mlor these rop.ulatioiis tho Herald will h.ive no choice In the uiatuv dealing with subscription:* in arrears lor over three mouths. There are inaiiy oilier restriction-- imposed, bu* this one jn the most ini-portant. Th'.-refore, h, -I ween now anil the i ml of the year 'I lie Herald'.* subscription lisi unci he put on n p:iid-ln-advaiicn linsis, in order to comply with the governmental order. U'e know you tttil not tnl;e this as personal but accept It lis a m/e.ssary result, of conditions with paper milking industry, We are all In honor bound to carry out our share of iho conservation move incut. So If you are in arrears, plo-.iso pay up at once to prevent a discern-tlnuanco of your sub-seiipiion. Please do not wait for a hill. SUBSCRIPTION RATES MUST INCREASE: The latest Increase on the cost of paper menus Hint the Herald will pay about $5,1)1)0.00 more for paper during the coming year tliiiu last year. An additional retroactive hill of 5*00 on the last two car loads, has just reached u~'. As other papers Lave found it necessary to nutt these and other advances. The Herald is forcejl to increase Its mail subscription rate from ?1.00 to $5.00 it year on Decombor 1st. Subscriptions received / during November will bo nccoptod ut $4.00 n your so subscribers will gain by paying subscriptions in iidviinco lit once. After lie-comber the rate will ha $5.00 � a'oa.V. TO MEET EPIDEMIC j Minister of Public Health (iivo Statement on Influenza Situation in Province REVOLT SPREADS Amsterdam, Oct. 30.-Advices received by Dutch newspapers from Cettinje. by w,iy of Vienna, nay the insurgent rising in Montenegro is spreading. Armed bands have occupied Niksickbcrano and Rejcvika and the AustroHungar-inns are evacuating the entire country hastily. -T, uieni 'tiiie. 1 vliimiiton. Alia.. Ui i A. (i. Miclvny. inlni-i gave the following M.i' repi-i'M ntiitfves this e ing influenza: The general i:iiiintl'.u all % piMviiue. so far us or.;-itii/nti hi i e,Tned is Improving r-pl'-ii'lidly ! ion. ; elllltl. I pi-.-., -pert- | 25,000 PERSONS SHOT London, Oct. 30.-During the rule of Gen. Krasnsff, the Cossack leader and former member of the staff of Alexander Kcrcnsky in the Don region, 25.000 persons have been shot, according to a Russi.iij wireless dispatch received here tonight.  tlie coii- very jdav. The people In iiii. rural ir.uiiiii-palitle; are dividing fie ,' i-otiiiJi>� Into district)! and appoiniim: jvisitlni; eommitteen. Tli, He,| fro,.-, the and all oilier *iuillnr organ-  i/.ation.s are acting .a coin erl mill re lncai lioardi of h�,ilth. The councils of tlie villages ti:id rural mmiici-palities ought .to uiulertfund Unit Mi' v. with the sanitary Inspector, if :e pos-es-'Vl'ui. with or uithoul the consent of fin- owner, of any biilldln/: and iihe |i as an Isolation hospital, and charge the e.vpenye nn to tin. municipality. They have ai-n lull power In -i cure umi ought to -ei ore where necessary, ni'ilicnl or niir.-ir.g aid in any case wiiere tlv piitieats cannot ---taiul tie- 'allv. I.ono'on, Oct. 31.-Turkey has surrendered uncondition- xpense. 'I in- ~e lininlcipaii'y coard. In 'nine , line llie loi al he: repeated wa:-'ii!iK nr to niaie any lie opiltiuu li> > a districts. I'tlless ly they may le- p. members of the tary ir>a~urei- of secietary of Me- i Zurich, Oct. 31.-The rapid advance of tlie allies In Serbia is causing the liveliest .ilarm in Budapest, according to a Vienna dispatch. It is feared that the Jugo-Slavs will crocs the Croatian frontier, 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 an armistice. listrlcls o' ine prov-ids. notwithstanding nave failed to meet itlempt to lead pub-y of organizing their tlo-y move prompt 'ii.'ill/ei| heavily. The legislature all over .the provinvi' have been specially re ]i|iie.ited to Je.ol Cue way in their dis-� trli'tH in or/anl.:.!!ion, mid replies in dicate thai a gnat majority are very 'active. Speaking generally, however, j reports from \arhiiH points over tlie ]>iovince indicate that the people luiVe (Steudieil away and arc realizing more lean lie da-.i" by hi'-al organizations and 'effort tliim by liepeudliig too mucli up. 'oil outside aid. ; lunisfree There w�-i one death ! here last night There lire a limited number of case* in town and country. ' Thvy have medical aid .ind the popular organizing throughout the district. ! Vermillion-- The agricultural school ;has been improvised as an isolating j hospital. The influenza is epidoniic-!lii this distiici. Some of the nurses :;tre down, bin the people are well | organized. I Vegrevllle --The �flu" is pretty gen-'ernl 111 this di-.tiici. Mayor Holdeu and one or t u o of t lie doctors are down, The others ale working and people are organizing and aid Is berng scut. l.educ--There are probably five hundred eases in the town mid the district south and west. Kour nurses and two iliird year military medical Amsterdam, Oi t. :M - lt> mutual agiectneiit hit v.'i-imi Count l-t.irolyi. I the head of Hie new llunca; ian gov-; eminent, and Count Ati'lraj. the lat- ! ter tills Me- p"st of joint Allsiro-Hull igariaii foreign iiiiiilrtr only for a. | limited period, siitricieiitly long m nr ; j range dltllrill'-ie- in til" polltiial -it ' j nation. | Atcor.ling to a Hudapesl ilisp.ii.-h to I I llie W(i.i/.ette. Count Aildru.-sy ', ' will then retliv from Itungarinti repr>- j sentatlon, Count Karolyi liecomlng � Hungarian foreign minister, thus com j pleting the separation of Austria and i Hungary. I SUSPEND NEW SCHEDULE Montreal. Oct. 111.-In connection With tlie application of the Canadian Pfci'itic railway and Canadian North-i fBtii, Mi" Miami Trunk anil the liraiui ! Trunk Pacini- relative to the incre:n-ed rate on milling iu transit from nun cent to two cents a hundred pounds, llie heard of railway comml-.sinners decided yesterday to suspend tlie ue>v schedule which was to have gone into Ifeet on Nov. 1, uniil further meeting which Is to hi held at Winnipeg. (COXTINUKI) ON PAOB SIX). SOUTHERN ALBERTA MEN KILLED IN ACTION Today's casualty list reports that E. C. Wellington, Taber, and E. A. Lobbnn, Champion, have been killed in 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 perauacje them to renounce their determination to destroy Germany, according to the Volkes Zeltung of Co-- logne. ALFONSO HAD 'FLU Madrid, Oct. 31.-It is announced hero that King Alfonso, who has beou. suffering from an attack of influenza, has beeu restored to health. SUSPEND LIQUIDATION OF FRENCH BUSINESSES Amsterdam, Oct. 31.-Tho German government has suspended tho llqul dation of all French-owned businesses in Alsace-l.orraiiio, according to a Berlin dispatch to tho Frankfort SJei tuni.V LONDON, Oct. 31.-(3: 15 p.m.) -(By the Associated Press)-The Turkish armistice took effect at noon today. FREE PASSAGE DARDANELLES LONDON, Oct. 31.-(Reuter's)- Sir George Cave, home secretary, in the house of commons today, announced the terms of the Turkish armistice which are now in operation. They include free passage of the allied fleet in the Dardanelles, and immediate repatriation of British prisoners. Other terms, it is learned, comprise the occupation of the forts of the Dardanelles and Bosphorous necessary to secure the passage of the allied warships through the Bosphorous to 1 the Black Sea. ; TURK FORCES SURRENDER LONDON, Oct. 31.-Ismael Hakki, commanding the Turkish 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 Standard says. j APPEALS FOR ARMISTICE I LONDON, Oct. 31-The Austrian commander on the Italian front has applied to Gen. Diar, the Italian commander-in-chief, for an armistice, the Exchange Telegraph company states, The application, the Exchange adds, hat been forwarded to the Versailles conference. SEVEN THOUSAND SURRENDERED LONDON, Oct. 31.-The entire Turkish force which has been opposing the British on the Tigris hat been capjtured, it was officially announced today. It is estimated that the prisoners number approximately 7,000. FIUME ABANDONED BASEL. Oct. 31.-Tho city of Flume hat been abandoned by the  Austrian authorities to the Croation troopt and the town has bssn btdtek-ed with the Italian colors. , M WITHDRAW AUSTRIAN TROOPS * VIENNA. Oct. 31.-Auttrlan troopt fighting on Italian toll will b* withdrawn, according to an official statement Issued by the v/ar offlcs tonight. The text of the statement readti' "Taking into effect the resolve so often expressed to bring about a conclusion of an armistice and peace and putting an end to the struggl* of nations, our troops fighting on Italian soli will evacuate occupied rtg- ' ions, In tho Italian theatre thene hast been only light fighting on the Tyrollan front. Between the Brenta and Piave, fresh and superior enemies attacked Mont Solone and Mont Pertfca. Our troops with unexampled and soldierly faithfulness brought all tho enemy's efforts to naught." TOTAL SEPARATION ! PARIS, Oct. 31.-The Croatian parliament at Agram has voted for a total separation of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatla 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 mile* ir.mnd. Says Foch Presents Terms RECOVER VICTIMS AS STORM ABATES LONDON, Oct. 31-Marshal Foch's armistice terms arrived in Berlin Tuesday night, the Vossische Zeitung ofj Berliiusays it learns, according to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from 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 .Official figures placed the amount raised locally In the Victory loan campaign, up till last night at $133,700. Todsy'B veports are expected to place the figure well past.the $150,000 mark. The great army of the Victory loan is making good progress towards its objective, The following are the objectives taken by the various battalion*, up till last evening: ( Farmers' battalion, General E. Harris, $35,700; Miners' bat' . tallon, General Tom Longworth, $27,000; battalion of the north, General Geo. Mackay, $41,000; battalion of the south, General Hugh Macbeth, $30,000. Total, 133,700. ^ (.CONTINUED O.N I'ArJtt SBVBN) Junoaii. Alaska, Oct. 31.-Big obsta* clew in the* path of tliu men and vog> units picking up tho victims ot tho I'rliifi'Md Sophia 'von*, removed toilny by thu stopping of the gale that drovn tho Canadian vessel to her end, and it la expected niuny more bodies will be recovered. ('apt. I.eadbetter, of tho United Stutes ship Cedar, which stood by the Sophia, and Lighthouse Inspector Dl-berlt; who was on tho Cedar, said today that they attached absolutely no blume to Capt, F. L. Locke, ot the Sophia, for the loss of tho vessel. Shortly after the Sophia struck the reef, the barometer rose. Indicating Improved weathor conditions ahead. For this reason Capt. Locke did sot attempt to put his psseengera oft. Friday the gale started and while it is likely the passengers could,have been removed, there probably would have been loss of life. Until late Friday afternoon, the two men said, it seemed that the Sophia was locked on tho rocks ot the reef aa If in a cradle. No one thought she would be draggod across tho rest and , sont to tho bottom, * - . ;