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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. RUSSIANS LFTHBWDGE. ALBERTA" SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1M6 _' THEADVANCE OF TEUTONS IN RUMANIA ISuum-MltERS' S1TUAWN B rtnrrnr 1C WEULV lo No Limit to Outrages of the Germ'ns Montreal, Dec. gov- ernment has learned, through the United States ambassador at Berlin, according, to the Ga- zette's Ottawa correspondent, that a number of Canadian sol- diers held in Germany as pris- oners of war, have been sen- tenced to 12 years' imprison- ment. "The nature of the offences for which these heavy sen- tences were imposed is not v known the- Gazette's correspondent says, and adds: "The llritisli government has v endeavored to induce the Hun government to allow British v prisoners of war who are under, v sentence to receive. parcels of y oo on similar treatment to German prisoners in England, but so far these eitortB have met with no sue- cess." RECEIPTS AT LOCAL intervention, of Neutrals Leads to Capitulation; by Greeks and of Troops MANY iaLLED IN THE CLASH OF ARMS British and French Marines Fought With Royalist Troops Athens, via London, Dec. 2.- The King of Greece has agree up the artillery demand cd by. Admiral .Dufournel. Al lied troops are, witlidrawin. i'roin Piraeus. Neutrals Intervene London, Dec. the intervention ot the Spanish and Dutch entire cabinet and the entente diplomats met at the French legation'at 8 o'clock this evening to discuss the chances of agreement An armistice was finally arranged. The occurring in the clash of. yesterday is not known, but many civilians are known to have been hilled -Was Great Excitement Admiral Dufournet landed some marines at an early hour, and marched toward Athens, seizing r.Phllopappos hill overlooking the citi Gleek on all the roads leading the capital lafused to permit tliejiecond marine, detachment.-to fur- ther.. All trains between. Athens and Pliaeus weie stopped, and no car riages were permitted to enter the city In Athens there was intense ex citeinent Women carrying loads of provisions hastily bought in anticipa tion of a siege, thronged the streets above which bullets were fljing Old men with hunting guns on their backs mounted guard at the street corners N so as to lelease soldieis for lines on "figures are the outside Four hundred British rapidlj. Jne. marines.reinforced the French forcdin M1M Seappion, the famous mdnstiial eihi Stamp sales Men in Thjs District Are Still Avvay" From Work and Maj' Remain Out Pass Receipts Are Also On The Jump being done-- through __ Lethbridge post office is increasing at an enormous rate, and not only Was 'KovemUer s ImsinesB the largest in the histoiy ofFthe office, but the S100 000 mark was passed for the Jirs lime -niUi nearly done on the hundred thousand dollars The total figures for (he ed an increase of-mor ef thot they are all gomg: MAY GRANT REQUEST London Dec 1 strong impres sion pievails here that Great Brltafn has acceded to a second request made by Washington for a safe conduct for Count Adam Tarnowski von Tarnow, and other locals Bveiything is qui( a much hrtter feeling sinw it is assured that the supplv of fuel will not ue uKrand that some tlement of the present will hold good until next sprin? First Meeting Municipal Campaign is Un-exciting -JuOC, Dec change's nvolymg the lesignation of Premiei Asquith are predicted by the Man Chester Guardian m an article in to day's isiae on current rumors respect ng political changes Tne paper saj s are going around in the lob by of imminent cnanges the current rumor being that Bonar Law may re place Premier Asciuith foi the time jeing. but that final settlement would e Lloyd-George as prime mmistei The Guardian concludes that the coalition government has not collet, tive prestige to resist the attacks be ing made upon it and that the House of Commons has, reached a mood in which it is ready to create another ministry The Bxpiess that the political crisis has suddenly arisen and that the coalition.: government is likely to go. According to tois, publication a new war council, probably consisting of Premiei Asquith, Lloyd Georgp, Bonai Law, Arthur Balfour and Sir Edward Carson will be appointed Some of the othel moinmg news papers reflect the popular dtssatisfac tlon with the government by reiterat- ing- cuticisms, which have been rrafle continually of late. The Times calls for a small, harmonious and reso.ute body of ministers, and sees no'hopf of Improvement as long as Mr As nuitlrls premier It also wishes the removal from the cabinet of Viscount Gre'y, ithe Marquis of Lansdowne and Mr Baltoiir Big Debates Expected London, Dec L'. 120 is still busy with the reports of changes in the cabinet or at any rate in tho w ai council as the result of agitation for a more forceful conduct of the war The general impression is that a smaller war council with the infu- sion ot new blood is contemplated, but nothins d'efmite has been_ an ounced. Premiei Asquith had'a con erence with the King Virtually all fluestipnfa connected with the conduct ot the war will come nder review in parliament during lie coming week On Tuesdav Prem -nill new vote BULLETINS ENEMY REPULSED London, Dec. 2. During the night hostile artillery was active north of Ypres and near Gueude- court, the official report says to- day, from the Franco-Belgian front. Friday evening after a heavy trench mortar bombard- ment the enemy attempted two diminutive raids in the souchez area. They were beaten off.' SCANDINAVIANS AGREE Londc" Uec. Copenhagen aispatch to the Daily News, lays the conference of representatives of the foreign offices of the three Scandinavian powers has jutt fin ished its deliberations in that city. Complete agreement, it says, was reached on all import- ant subjects discussed. Russians Gain Footing on Bridge at Tchernavoda and Thrust Germans Back at Other Points Farther to the North. RUMANIANS ARE MAKING PREPARATIONS >v- FOR THfe DEFENCE OF BUCHAREST Danger of Teutonic Invasion of Capital Still Imminent, But Both Armies of Allies Fighting. Desperately to Stem Advance Pelrograil, via Russians have gained a position on the western part of Tcherhavodn bridge, across the D-mube river, it was'announced.officially today. South ol Bucha- rest the Teutonic.forces-have-been-'driven-back, the statement- and the villages of Tzomana and Gostinari have been ic- captuied. _______ ..-------------------0 Hopes Dwindling __ I London, Dec Ruma- nia's ability to capital b> making a stand on the line of the 'Argechu-are'now dwindling rapidly. The German plan is apparently to en velop the Rumanians on both flapki, and endeavor to cut oft the first second Rumanian aiaiies "Accoiding to the news ok the; last this ,olan is bi-Jngu swiftly can led out. By the capture ot puluns the Germans gained, a new line ot-'supply- and communications throuch the Pass which greitlv 'facilitates .tsefrf- operations, 'few8 meantime Field Marshal e'nsen continues to throw_ the' forges' BAD WEATHER London, Dec Inclement wea ther has prevented major opera- tions on the Serbian accord- ing to the official statement Is- sued by the Serbian war depart- ment. DUTCH PROTEST The Hasuer Dec, Dutch government, the Associated Press learns, has prepared f note to Germany-regarding the Belgain deportations. The note is virtu ally in the same tenor as the pro- test by Switzerland. If last paj ers of North will criterion, the municipal campaUn be it has a, vanm affair Messrs Oliver and Uiaco at- tended, spoke to the ed questions oertinent-and othei'wiie, and the crowd, away from me hall before 330, the hall HIM ratepayers, mjiny' from the south side' -Ales. 3ohfis'one acted as chairman, The onh excitement during -tiie whole session .during thi ast tew minutes Co nriissirm-r Grace was called on to explain the operation of the Orace nilne. After sitting down, havittr finished1 set campaign speech, %H8 ifattei'for a while until the ratepayers might him some' questions retardlnc the He said ne had heard it insinuated that'll'' was usin-r the cits'sitinle to run hla own personal affairs In reply he declaied that he had no of giving uii outside interests which he had brains enough to gather tor himself, and he pciieved that when the ratepayers knew the circumstanc es they would, not ask him 10 do 10 lie explained alsoUhe raise in-the price of coal which had taken place durlrfg the week, declaring that it was made necessary owing to the higher wages being iwid to the rain crs and the increase In the price o commodities used In the mlne.-> "tio you" think >Mr. Stlckley ofjroii; offlLe can attend to the city's ban' enASQimh n 1 muouucexa new vine mere f credit and he Is'expected then to mans the' battle around eal with several questions waiting solution His statement pro- bably will be followed bv discussion n which AKred J. Balfour, First Lord jf the Admiralty, and others will par- iclpate The names, of the food con- rollers will be announced while the subject of the country's man power and control of air series will ho de- as the British, yet have ness TCONTINUfiD.ON IS THE DECIDING V! Vienna, via great battle in the wooded' Car- pathians, where the Russians are. endeavoring to break through Transylvanlji and Hungary, is raging without eessation, accord, Ing to the official statement fssued 'by the war office tonight. The statement followsr "Thet Russian attack In the Carpathians continues with undimlnished vio- lence. The enemy was everywhere bloodily repulsed as on the pre- vious day." Progressing Rapidly London, from Petrogi'ad says gamed a footing in the town of Km! baba and that desperate street fight ing is going on The town of Kirli baba controls one of the most im- portant passe? in the Carpathians A Petrograd dispatch last night said that if the Russians should take the town it might be expected have little difficulty m crossing the ridge of the Carpathians and advanc- into Hungary German troopi oc. upymg-the houses are defending hem to the last extremity, the dls jatch says, and being oncentrated in the western, part iof he town for a counter-attack. ensen conin _ across the Danube at different points The repolt in Friday's Russian com munidue. that enemy patrols have ap peared m the region Lake Grako indicates tlmt Maukensen has effect ed a new crossing somewheie in the neighborhood of Oltenitza Need Reinforcements' ilzlsse 'strong Russian reinforce- ments arrive in time to throw MacK ensen's forces back across the lian- une it is believed the Rumanians will find it.too dangerous and .save Bucharest by making oil the Argechur river Regarding the fate strong-----, here In the ability of here In te aii tiflcations around Bucharest to'with- stand the attack of the German heaVy OT Jxmfion.'ont, Dec 2 Fiedeiick ra'nior, war correspondent, who is on furlougn from the Soinme front in Prance, was the guest_of the officers of District No 1 Friday. He .Wid lie expects rhe war _to last at least a 5 ear) more "The "Battle ol the Somme, he said, "will he the greatest battle o history and the deciding o the war -The e wr there has allready According to the estimate of Uiv observers the central powers, have soine 15 divisions in Vester Rumania to which must be added Whatever forces, Mackemfeii has been able to throw across the Danube Hn mania has 'about'20 divisions with which to confront the invaders Ac cording to a Berlin dispatch to the. Niesve Rotterdam's the Teu- tonic forces have now reached the lowlands, from which the outermost MAGISTRATE IN NORTH O Edmonton, Nov. P Belcher will leave, Edmonton on. Thuisday for the north qountrj wheie he act as a similar capacity to that ots a, dis trict mdge Mr. will extend over the whole1 of th territory west of the Athabasca rive and (vill include the Peace countn, Giande Prairie, Spirit River and Pouce Coupee Belcher is one ot the oldest residents' ol the Edmonton district, having been here since 1878. For the past two years he has been- assistant eity magistrate. During the rush to the goldfields of 1898, Mr. Belcher was assistant gold mine, sloner and i mining inspeetor. These no defend the city There, s no mation from any other source ol the German rumor that Russian troops have reached Bucharest Greatest reliance is now placed here on the Russian counter move in the KMibaba region.- In this theatn the Russians- are making a great attack on a of kilometer, strech- fifg along the whole Carpathian line and the northern part of eastern Tran- "sia believed here that both Hu- Sluuvi uuu appointments he held tot aome.aeven ntrol ot air serwces win uo bated Mr Balfour's failure to adopt selves with glory, "9 5'rr tions made by the committee1 Palmei praised the BntMi rtai to air service has come ,n MARKETS Spot wheat Local trick wheat December wheat May wheat Local track oata December oats December flax 180% 179 49% High WKATHBR.v 50 Herniii A ot the entente for- v ces Pnday to advance; on the front .resulted In failure, office an- nounces U.S. PEOPLE Will ITESTI Russia is now m.better shape, as tte new railway lust opened from ?o Lake Onega give's acsess to Ice free port, thus giving constant com- munication with England aniTTJnttWi States by sea- Niw York, Dec. masa meeting here 15 "to voice the pretest ,W United States tn ter of the of the ctalgtaM to Oermany, day. EHhu Root MMkcrii Tonight, Important contest offers tlwe. They are the tele, J of the contest; 'f orfer, thte 4. rote offer. work up to Jthe the ;