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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 5, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta ALBERTA TUESDAY, DECEMBER NUMBKH 302 --------1 --___. __ 'VOLUME IA. _______ _' __ _..___ -y -or ASQUITH AND IN CABfNET CRISIS ALLEGED GERM AN "PLOTTER HERg GETS LIBERTY THAI i BE ING1I1RE, MiEGEDSPY, GO FREE Head Standard Oil Co. Notorious German Implicated in I Frisco Plots Completes His j Term Here Today NO INSTRUCTIONS AS TO HIS DISPOSAL Wanted in Frisco But Refused to Give Himself Over to U.S. Police VOIY Koolbergen was released from the provincial gaol at. two o'clock this afternoon, having com- pleted his teVm of 18 months. He had a ticket to Calgary and left for there this afternoop. This is a red-letter day in the life of Johannes H. Von Koolbergen, al- leged Hun sp'y and bomb-plotter, who has been languishing in the cells of the provincial.-jail here for the past 18 months. Von Koolbergen is a free man it all depends on whether instructions from Ottawa re- sult in his being held for U. S. author, ities. His .time is up Is the1 main tiling. Either Voii Koolbergen is going to he let off scot fiee and allowed to wander whither1 he will, 01 he is go- ing to be deported to the United DC used1 theie in con nection tlie federal indict- ments the Gel man plotters Baron Von Brinnen and C C Ciiiw wflo are charged with offences mTiuramv of the "United States. It. looked at noon today as if he .would be given his freedom, for Warden Rivers-.had received no'in- structions to hold his prisoner up till that time. To the.Herald ;he said he would let Von Koolbergen go at two o clock if instructions to the con- trary'were not received, and he would be-sent-back to Calgary, where, ias Yon Montford, he was arrested and committed, to jail on j. cliaige of toi- gery. Voiv Koolbergen's wife and lit- tle boy-are residing in' Calgary await- ing the time when the husband and father obtains his release Refused to Give Up Von Koolbergen misut have been fiee more than a month ago, fai as .the-, Canadian jails.are. concerned, had he been willing to accetit a pio posal made to him bv the U S an thonties through" the deoaitmeut of justice at Ottawa -it that time War den Riveis received an oftei toi Von Koolbeigen that it thejattet would give himself up to the San Francisco authorities to apueai as eo defendant with Von Brmken, and oth ors implicated in the Frisco bomb outrages, he would havethe remaining time clipped oft his Canadian ten- fence Von Koolbeigen thought the matter over to? a day, and then decid JOHN D. AROHBQLD Who is dead altei a long lllne A transfusion of blood from- his cbaui- fe.ur failed to save Tairytown, N. "Y.. Dec T John D. Archibald, president of the Standard Oil Co. ot New Jersey, died his home early today v Appeal to Civilized World London, DEC. British government, in conjunction with Great Britain's allies, has issued a declaration regarding the present state of Belgium, in which protest is made to the civilized world against the "slave raids" conducted by the German authorities in Belgium, nnd the warning given to the world that the "work of relief which the neutrals have built up is in danger of falling.'1 Capture. Important Village on Macedonia Front and Drive Northward London, Dec 5, (3 a.m The Serbians have won furthel st-c cesses In the Cerna region anil have carried the "village- of Stra- vma by assault, capturing two how 'itzers, according to the statement ''issued" by the Serbian war office dated The statement says that the vil- lage of Zoyik, five miles north of Grunishte, is in fiames and the Bulgarians are retreating north- ward. Continue Advance Paris, Dec; 5. The Serbians are continuing the advance in the Cerna region of tKe Macedonian front, it is announced, officially, and have reached the outskirts of the villaae of 3travjnau. French and Serbian troops have, made progress north of Paralova in the Cerna salient. Royalists Raid Houses of Lib- erals and Make Wholesale Shots Fired ANARCHY PREVAILS FOR WHOLE DAY Hotel Riddled With Bullets- Liberal Newspaper Plants Destroyed PiraeuK, via London, Dec. After tile victory of Friday the Greek mill' tary forces' aided by a large numbei of armed reservists, gave them- selves over to hunting down the Veni- nelists. Yesterday all day long the worst sort oC anarchy prevailed. The man hunt began before it was light. The military were In complete posses- sion oC the'cit'y. lipuses-of the Ve'ni- zelists were- raided and many promi- nent Liberals with their hands tied were marched through the city streets! to jail Offices ot all the Liberal news papeis entr-ied o-id then ai chives carried off. None of them ap- peared tiiat morning. Early In the forenoon two hotels in Stadium Street were riddled with' bullets, because, it is said, shots, were fired from tlie. win- dows. Two "Ma'am guns were mount- ed in Constitution Square and for ten minutes were turned., on the upper storey of the llion hotel, from which TO BUCHAREST Petrograd, via London, Dec. The Rumanians have been unsuc- cessful in the attempts to check the Teutonic forces QII the roads to Ploechti and Bucharest, says the war office in today's official statement. ARE'REPULSED Sofia, via London, Dec. repulse of repeated Rumanian at- tacks in Walchia and Dobrudja is reported in an official statement issued by the war office Monday. London, Dec. bells rang nil Monday throughout Ger- many, commemorating the suc- cesses of the centra'l powers in Rumania, according to a Copenha- gtin dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph company. The Vls- sische Zeitung says that the Ger- mans arc now in possession of square kilometers in Ru- mania which is double the terri- tory they occupy in France. Be- tween and December 3, the says, Ruma- nians were taken prisoners. JVo Great Wills in Conflict Now in Cabinet Crisis in England May Leave Government Tonight ASQUITH REFUSES CONSEN T TO ORGANIZE WAR COUNCIL HIMSELF AS MEMBER SIILL IS WK if was the shots had been, fired, were riddled; ,The- hotel entered and arrests made. _v practically all the prominent Liberals lock and key This mom ing all is reported quiet in the cits Windows as then By night WANT FLOUR FROM OLD WHEAT IN COUNTRY Winnipeg. Dec startling le poit lecened here states that the Bntish government decided to take no moie floui fiom Canadian mills made by the new crop of wheat yOnly old wheat floui will be accepted There is no old crop wheat in the conntrv, juaivci I..-. it having been cleared up This ed he could not see the bright a blowAto Canadian mills, and ON PAGE 6) ill-affect floui puces downwaid Candidates Well Pleased-With Triple Offer and Special Many Candidates Who Considered Their Chances for Whining Small Are Making a Fresh Start With a VieuTto Becoming the Winner of the Call for New Receipt Books and of Room for New Candidates- Nominations Are Still Being Accepted. Charge Laid of Violation of Act Against Prominent War- ner Business Man (fapecial to the Heiakll Warner, Dec. detec- tives undei John liesketh visited Warner and Milk River on Friday, and gathered in a bunch, charged with violating the liquor act Six convic tions we're obtained in the local court for having hquoi in a place-not a pii- dwelling and one piomment busi- ness man with selling intoxicating hciuor This charge was laid in respect of lemon and wmlla extract, and the case aioased considerable interest Ulr Hogg, of Lethblidge, who act- ed as counsel for the deience made a good ini'iiessiou and argued his cli ent's case wry forcibly The case was "heaid on Monday, but decision has been reaurveu bj the justice till Mon- day next. anno incemeut In vestei day's Heiald oC the 5100 special cash offei and the tiiple vote offer caused v a- fuioie alnoug the ambitious prize com- petitors in the Heiald's big automobile contest Almost eveiy'candidjte had confi- dently been expeUin? some such offei, hut lust a lutle larger apd bet tet than they had expected, theiefore there was ranch gladness among those who had beeh wise to enter the most liberal prize dlsti Illation of- fered In this s.ertion of the piovmce since boom days Big Call for New Supplies Hush calls foi new tecoipt books find supplies indicate that the "eaily birds" are busy-gallieiing in subsinptlons foi the special And indeed it is a wise plan lo got anil make every minute count The plan of putting oft subset Iption -getting until the lust day or two ot a offoi Is a veu pom one With (he unsettled weather that we may peel at.thls season of the yeni, it pass REPLY 10 HOLl London, Dec to a Rotterdam dispatch to tho Times Chinook Men Have Grievance Drops Back to 'Sd.50 Pet Ton .Bemuse one man v refused to sign the check-off this morning, the union miners of. the Chinook Coal Commerce refused to go into the mine todaj and the plant is idle db a i esult Otherwise, the nu'iies in the lignite end of the field, here and at Taber, are -all back at work, and tho commercial coal, .output no meet the west's de- mands is being mueased about 3000 tons daily The trouble at Chinook is merely a pitched strike which will have 110 bearing on the action of the govern- ment in giantmg an investigation into in the distrist. It is not expected the grievance will Keep the men :fronv work longer than today. It is understood that the Dominion eminent will send its commission of enquiry into the high cost of living to Lcthbridge, Ferme and a couple of pointb north "Much interest is cen tered in the investigation for there many besides the miners who would like to know just what the increase in the past yeai really amounts .to. Coal is being sold today ill the uly at per ton in two ton lots, and manv teams are busy filling the oideis which piled up during the strike. The Grace mine is rebating the dollar pel ton which was charged during the on all orders filled from Monoay moinlng NO ELECTION AT WARNER _____ (Special to the Warner, Alta., Dec. tie interest >vns displayed here in the nominations for village councillors. F. S. Lefflngwell, reeve, and A. G. .lohnson, were re-nominated, and P. W. Frae- drick was nomiinited lo fill the other vacancy. There will be no election. Duty of First Neutral Power in Europe to Protest Belgian Deportations Madrid, via 'Paris, Dec. The Lib oral, in today, oh the sub ject of the deportations, from Belgium sjys, 'It it the flu's ot Spain .as the first neutral power, iu. Europe, to raise her voice in .favor of the victims the publication adds, 'ha- nothing to tear fiTiin Gonuanj whose interests ,she_is protecting. And fur ther it is for hei to set an example to America and lead America to join with her in defence of right and mor CLAIM REWIURE Si 3ohn, N B Dec 5 on the C P R steamer armed Monday from Fngland, were 1S6 officers, office! s and men and a few nursing snteis, retuimng from j the fiont HI valided, on leave or assigned to new duttei The Missanabie also brought eight_ cars of Canadian mails _ss- Rotterdam dispatch to mo 'iimua To encouiage an earh slait for has rephed to the Dutch pro lecial ?100 prize this veek's regarding the Helgian derjorta schedule has been tiipled anil votes are given as followfa on all subsclip tions secured by ,8 pm Satmday of By Mail Out of Vote Schedule Lethbridge between i Price Dec1 4-y Siv months 00 One: year 400 Two years 8 00 Three vcais 1200 Pom Five jeais 2000 Triple votes arc -also given toi second payments See the ?1000 guarantee-- on. the legulai contest page that this tiiple vote offer Is absolutely the host offei lor the the contest, New Candidatei 31111 Belno, Accepted, A number ot enquiries have been received toda> and yesterday As to whether. 01 not It is too late to enter tho contest Nominations are slill he ing accepted Send In >ours at oner, and get an early tiiple ness_" sajs that diplo- matic dlscusbion is proceeding 'be- tween the coteries An Amsterdam dKpatch to London under date of Nd- vembei 20th, saye that the Dutch gov eminent had instructed Its Beilin rep- resentatno to notify the German gov. ernment Belgian deportations had caused a paiHlul impression in Holland pect at fnis season LIIK yKui, jjuj D t, i tvr'maKe bay while the sun slilnes" votes and the special tions in olds' in which are tatamount to sajing "Mind your bust 211TH LEAVES The last combatant unit stationed in Calgary, the 21lth battalion, has completed its se of training on this side of the water, and lias taken Its departure foi the regulation "unknown destination Mdptiea'l, Dec a Canadian (bin? corps., tlu London correspondent cables "Will ptobablv be taken un at an ear ly date by Major-General Turner, who has now "arrived In Ejngland to take up hia new duties Says He Must Be ttle Welshman Does Not Want of Conflict Not Forecasted London, Dec. Ex- change Telegraph Co. sajs that War Secretary Lloyd- George has dccjded to re- sign. Lloyd George's resig- nation was drafted after he received an intimation that -Premier conUl not agieo lo the suggestion thai the war council should be formed -without Ihe pie- man1 at its head. Asquith's Position (3E08SE J London- Dcc Weslniinster CuULtlc sayb PrcmiLi- Asquith declined dofinitclv the pioposal toi the ioimation of a war council of which he not be a member and otbei conbecrnential changes which lolloped the acceptance oi that propobal. Naturall> the next remains for those members of the cabinet who made the suggestion. Mr Asqujth approved a Jninller war council, the newspaper conUniies, held thai the, premier necebbanly must be chair- man oi any such body. His attitude is said to be supported in" Foieign Secietary Grey ami most ol his puncipal colleagues in the cabinet. HAS NOT ACCEPTED RESIGNATION London, Dec p.m Mr. Lleyd George's resignation has not been accepted thus far. is reported Premier Asquith n making evtery effort to retajn the war secretary in the Ministry. Still another Lethbriiige man has offered up his life for'hii kina and country. Mrs. John tiyler, 1617 1st Avenue North, this morn- ing received word of the death in action of her nephew, Pte. Michael killed in action October 25th Pte. Knioht enlltttcT with the 82nd Alberta battalion. Prior to enlistment he employed -in the Lethbndge Iron-Works. He had lived in Lethbridge about three years, and was a member of St. Patrick's church. Petrogl ad, l ia London, Dec 5 lecaptmev-flom the Russians by Aus tro German foi crs ol the height in tilt wooded Carpathians., recentlj occu pied by the Russian tioops, is an nounced in today's official statemen of opeiation's along the western Kus sian front. Vain Endeavor Berlin, via Savviilo, Det en- gagosient betwepn the Austro German and Russian tioops in Gahcia resulted successfully' foi the foimoi it is an nounced in todav's war oftice state- ment. '''he Russians attacked south of 'the Tarnopol Kiasne road, vaiub endeavoring to recaptuie a trench thej had lost Russians 'Make Capture Petrograd, Ma London, Dec capture of another tango of heights b5 the Russians on the Moldavian fron- tier is announced. Stiong counter at forks aie being made by Austio-Ger man foices during the lighting, which is still in pi ogress in the frontiet val- leys il. MARKETS Spot wheat Local track wheat..........-. December wheat May wheat Local track oats Deccmbef-'oats 57? December if lax...... 259 WEATHER High, Low< 22 t PARLIAMENT MEET JANUARY 18 Ottawa, Dec the date of the opening of pm- Imment has not yet been defl- nltels fixed by the cabinet, it 4 is altogethei piobable that the v session will open on Thursdaj. January IS It U undei stood that this date has already been v tentatively decided upon by the cabinet, but final decision will not be Wade until the return of. Sir Thomas to Ottawa this week,' and mild. London, Dec 3 A. Sfiieless di patch from Berne today quotes Max inlliau Harden in the Seukunft as saj- rag that Herr Von Jagow left the Ger- man foreign office because be disap proved, of the submarine pohoj ivhlch otfended the United States. Heri Von als.0 disagreed with the policy of "depot ting Belgians and French from occupied terutopes, the article de dares (Special lo tho Herald) Foremost, Alta Dec results of the nomination meelwgNfor Bur- lington H M division one, A J Dcaahoc aai p- C Shacts, division two, L K Sutton and Oyo Sriowden Division throe D I. PoyeU and Chailes Gainer Division four appointive, division 5, T. H. Prankish by acclamation, division aix, ..P. E Baker, by acclamation, A bylaw providing [or MJBOO jau nicipal hall In Foremost ed on the ballot." Keen m fie contested Holds Secret Consistory Where German and Austrian Car- dinals Are Barred l Rome, Dec 4 the first time since the wai iPope Benedict todaj held a secret consistory without a er'nian or Austrian caidmal being present Cardinal Fruewirth, apos- tolic delegate at Munich, who ieceiv ed the red hat in the public consis toij- last not partici- pate in the one today. About Unity members of the sacred college gath ered around the Pontiff, all of them Belonging to nations' of the entente allies' The most prominent of them were Cardinal 4mette, Aichbishpn ot Pans, Cardinal Bojrne, Archbishop of Westminster and Cardinal Dasquet, the famous Benedictine lustuiian Pope Benedict, appeared jarnl more energerac_thau ever as he ,de hvered in Latin his allocution, in which. special emphasis was laid on pass- ages concerning the wai, the dendr-' tation of Belgians 'and the ment of undefended towns. w ard he created ten new all oC them belonging to the _entimte iit- iied countries' 3 In hisN allocution the Pone said "It is well to recall, aside from the. of God that if even the law ol man was at ptcsent, peace "ami- prosperity would -reign If we neglect or "disdain the laws and authority, discord is the snre result. -1- Thls is the highest social law "As lesult of ignoring this law wo see, 4ry light violated rope, ,acts committed la defiance .otlli the laws, of God and man, peaceably_ citizens arid .even young ,boyff ttken, from their homes to fight araid tears of wives and mothers, wafsee ojen ij-s and defenceleM posed to aetial RSifye ?ee b} r] seii and land narnehas horrorfc a 1 7; but tteplofe-agalaitfiew and condemn all those'by are copimitted, The Withthe UB ;