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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 12, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOUJMK X. SOME MEMBERS'OF LLOYD-GEORGE'S NEW CABINET II. S. State Dept. Decides Sinking of the Marina Broke Solemn Promises AWAIT INFORMATION ON ARABIC CASF Premier, Curzon, Henderson, Miluer, Law Are New War Wai- Secretary, With Carson Head of Admiralty. NO ADVKllKK C-KITICISM AND MANY PRAISES FOR NEW GO N'T. Washington, Dec. liuimccmcnl was made at tin stale department today lluttj complete' information now at Ijinul covering the case of the British ship Marina, torpedoed with the toss of six United Slates citizens, makes.i.l appear to he a violation of Ger- many's pledges to the. United Stales. Full information on the ease of the Arabia will he awail- ed before the next move is made! which is expected to lake the form of a new note intended to clear up what appears to he the difference of inlerprelalions on what Germany's pledges in the Sussex case actually covered, especially .with reference to armed ships. London Dec announce- gram to all members of the House ot ment was made tonight that the new Commons, it was officially announced government hail been constituted with today: "The King lias entrusted mo with the. task of forming a government, I lhe commmAi aml to niake a statement to tha llouse 011 r llow find it to on Tuesday Mr. Bonar Allies CouM Soon Starve Out Country With Blockade In Case of War a war cabinet comprising: Lord President of the Curzon, who will also be government, leader in the House of Lords. Minister without Portfolio Arthur Law as leadoi; in the house will niovo Henderson. i the adjournment til! Thursday. Minister without Portfolio Lord predominant task before tha government is the vigorous prosecu- tion of the war to a triumphant con- clusion. 1 feel more confident that tho government can rely on your sunpprl: as long as they devote their energies effectively to that end." New Premier's Policy Paris, Dec. Military writ- ers believe that King Constan- tino cannot assemble more than troops, insufficiently arm- ed lind'pfftcei'erJ, and Hint the re- victualling fliis force could be rendered' very 'difficult by the allies, whose naval guns could destroy the roads and railways DISASTROUS FIRE AT FOREMOST :E Little Hush in Morning But. Ex; To Be Rush Tonight V aloiig 'the- aclimtfed that Greece may. :1iiive .food re- serves for- a few but- -a blockade' by ctitlingr. off their coal supply would "quickly bring all 'trains to a staiidslill To Have. War Council As In More Vigorous Measures Proposed Paris, Dec. Premier Buand busy all day Sunday seeing not onlj a stir was noticeable around with committee rooms of the three can-. m effort to iSiolier Of mibllC 1 nf tho politicians, but prominent business men and manufacturers, iu view of the new combination to facilitate which all ministers and under-secre problem. ilida'Js' for commiss----- works today, each of them having a line of automobiles busy taking voters to tlie noils. There was little _rush during tiio early hours, but toward noon there was more activity display- ed, anil it looked then as if a healthy vote be polled.. There was no particular excitement during the day. Very little betting on the result was being done. There was .some even money offered in the morning that Hamilton would beat Grace, and this was The first choice will be; counted at the .polls, after which the ballot boxes will be brought to the city hall, and Op. second count made, if necessary. It will likely he between 0.30 and 10 o'clock before the' final re- sult is known. The Herald will secure tlie result as early as possible and will be pleased to tell anyone who rings ..up 1224. The noils do not close until eight o'clock.'.so plenty of time yet to voto-if you have forgotten. AUSTRIAMS HALTED Petrograd, via London, Dec. 11. Austro-German troops took' the' offensive on Sun- day in the region of. Pomorzany, 45 miles southeast of Le'mberg in Galicia, says today's war office statement, -b-t .were brought to z halt by Russian fire. CHAMPION STEER BRINGS Chicago, Dec. Favor- ite, awarded the grand steer, cham- pionship .of the International Live Stqck .exposition, here, was sold at Trying to London, Dec. foreign aii flee toilay stated that.the wm in their resignations Great meantime, according to tl o reach l golution Of the Greek i Wants to Stay Neutral e-organization of the high i essentially administrative question will not be settled until after the new London, Dec. dispatch. government makes its bow m the es from Rotterdam quote tho Frank- cliamber ot Deputies on Tuesday ami furter Zeitiuig's Budapest.correspond- js by a vote of confidence ent-as saying that Greece has notified the central powers and the, entente al- lies she Is determined henceforth to maintain "a strict uiutrality, that she will not make a single.further conces. sion to the entente, anil that any new the entente will he re- challenge garded as v that according, to the Frankfurter Zeitung's Constantinople cprrespond- ent, the entente powers have agreed that, if it becomes necessary, they will dethrone King Constantino and. enthrone Prince Pierre, tile 8-year-old son of Prince George-of Greece, with Veaizelos as regent. Teutons to Make Clean-up Milan, Dec. "10, via London, Dec. 11. forming a wa, co cil of five ministers on the model ot that in continues the "Math "Premier Brland has decided m tlie interest of the economic organization of the country, to throw the old ad ministrative machine into the melting nd oblige all ministerial depart ments, hitherto congealed in super animated methods, to get in line lutl the rest of the country, which is freely spending its blood and gold "In the course of convei sitions h( had with prominent men on Saturday and- on Sunday. Premier Briand an nounced that he intended to swe a free hand to the ministers, undei secrc Milan, Dec. "10, via London, Dec. n] dlrootoj.s forming part o -Special dtapklcto.-to anes The most absolut -Special spaces, o Delia Sera tell how In the public nt- terauce by M. Radoslavoff, telegraph- ed to the Cologne Yolks, Zeitung', the I premier.affirmed that.Field! Marshal Von Hindeuburg is resolved, jto E listry. The most he i granted to them and id that-the methods mee >r that certain habitb are thesfi uowers drastic mea tin Von Hindeuburg is d rtrastlc u, make a clean sweep of the situa- o: tion in the Balkans straight away by concentrating all Austro-German, Bui- lished." surea new combination .will clearh show th concentrating au sijirit It will be the most com Kar and Turk General pogsible reconstruction as wil Sarrail at Salonika, as to link up sjn their names are pub the imperial armies King Con- be. seen stantine's forces within a period, as is hoped ofVnot more tliaii six weeks, during which-the Greek. King reckons passive resistance can 'be opposed to the allied blockade..'; Embarkation of numerous Italian colonies have :re. was u, _. aultion fouav to a Detroit packina been completed at 1 he Rome i fTrm for The price is declaTjed government, however; has oixlered the paid for b2ef. Italian minister to stick to his post. I Herald's Prize Contest Drawing a More Weeks Last'Offer. Announced I n__i tir T ntiH l.rifits tliero will Tomorrow is election das with th miners ol'pistrict No. 19 U AI A. All organized camps tbroughou Alberta anil Southeastern B C, w: cast their votes to decide on ne- vear's vice-president an couple of dl uralia Cash Offered for Best Work Done' Last Week, and this eiections fo, d, Week--A New Candidate in the Lead Too Late for New Candidates to How to Get arid a Half Million-Votes on the Contest Page, in This Issue. trict hoard For the presidency, The annouuceineut of tlie last offer in the Herald's Contest brings home I the fact that the Conic-it '-s rapidly I Hearing thp fli'.isn." O.ily. two 'more weeks remnin, the closin Incc. days before Christ-, did Every candidate'In tho list will! tun after tln> judges have.announced ihe prize-winner and someone else .has walked off with the prize of your choice, The last special offer which Is today elves, every can- didate in tho. list an excellent opporr illy to votes of Colcman, is asking foi reelectlo and Is being opposed by Bigs vice-pres. for the past yeai II president for.the past year II Bea of Michel, Ch'as., Peacock of Let bridge, N. D. Thaclmk of IViilner. I Chancellor of the drew Bonar Law, who also has been asked by the Premier to act as leader in tho Commons, and also as member of the war cabinet. i The other principal members of Use ministry not in the war cabinet are: Lord High Robert Bannatyne Finlay. Home George Cave. Foreign J. Bal- four. Colonial Hume Long. War of Derby. First Lord of the Edward Carson. Minister of Christo- (Special to the Herald) Foremost, Dec. H.-A disastrous re which tHrea-sns to wipe .out the itue town, is rasing in Foremostlliis ornmK ani has" sjlready caused :dain- ge to the The blaze tarted this morning! about -11 .o'clock overheated stove at the rear tlie O' ei'iicm-cu uvw Dilboms nool hall, and.spreail rap- idly The pool hall was destroyed, al- so J O Robertson's store, McKinnon and Bain's store, both totally destroy- ed, and the Donohoe block damaged pher Addison. Minister of Cecil. seriously. Desperate efforts are ing made liy the'townspeople to Secretary of .State for the fire, which was. fanned by the gale tcn'chamberlain. which was'biowing.'-'The loss thus far -president of the Local. is mostly covered by insurance.-. Courthouse Also Burning n t nm I Courthouse Also Burning Peterboro, Ont. Dec rr An explosion, caused by 60 injured'and probably the combustion In the engine room ot S3.000.000 was sustained m the Food Devonport. Shipping Sir'Joseph Patton Government Rhondda. r, President of the Board of Trade- Sir Albert Stanley. Minister of Hodge. President of the Board of Agricul- E. Prothero. President of the Board of Education A. L. Fisher. First Commissioner of Alfred M. Mond. Chancellor of the Duchy of, Lancas- Frederick Cawley. Postmaster-General Albert Illlng- worth, M'inister of W. Barnes. London, Dec. Northcliffe'B organ, the Weekly Dispatch, says that Premier Lloyd-George's war program comprises the following: arming, of merchantmen in order to fight submarine perils. preparation of spring offensive. mobilization of the civil population between the ages of 1G and GO. making effective of tho rationing of the populu. tion-by the .issue of food tickets. increasing of the homo food production. banning of work iiii- material to the war. Enforcing the Of X; The studying Hays.'' prohibition of meatless (CONTINUED ON PAGE the Quaker Oats plant down of the buildlnfl, burying at least 12 persons and starting a fire that Is destroying the entire plant. Twelve employes, all injured, have been hospitals and it is believed that buried in the debris and are 'dead. Bulletins From the War Fronts ARTILLERY ACTIVE Berlin, via Sayville, Dec. 11.-- The artillery on both banks of the River Somme increased con- siderably on Sunday, according to the official announcement made today at German army headquar- ters PURSUIT CONTINUfs i Berlin, via Sayville, Dec. Pursuit by Field .Marshal Von Maekensen's-7orces of the retreat- ma Rumanians continues in spite of the pouring rajn and destruc- tion of bridges. At places some resistance was met, the statement adds, and this has now been brok- en Several thousand more Ru- manians were taken prisoners. harge part of the plant of the.Quaker 'Oats Co. here. All o'clock this after- ;noon, the courthouse, a build- !ing north of the'Quaker Oats build- iings, was burning fiercely and seemed ito be doomed. Identified Dead The identified dead are: D. O'Brien, William Mesley, Edward Howley, Jos. 'Foster and James. Twelve employees "have been, taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The Quaker Oats Co's buildings were valued at J000 and it is expected that the total 'loss will run to at least as the warehouse was filled to capacity for Christmas and winter trade. Two large mills were destroyed, each 600x100, feet, and four storeys Concrete elevators, filled with SUGAR FACTORY arnes, c Frederick E. Hewart, Secretary for Hon Robert Munro. Lord A. Clyde. Solicitor-General for Scotland Thomas B. Morrison, K C Lord Lieutenant for Wimborne. Chief Secretary for E. Duke. Lord Chancellor for Ig- natius J. O'Brien, K. C. Sir Hohert Bannatyne Finlay, in ac- cepting the ofljce ot Lord High Chan- cellor, stipulated that his right to a pension be waived Unionists predominate m the new government. In the w ai council, apart from Lloyd-George and Arthur Hen derson. the membeis aie all Union ists. The memheis outside the war council, e apart from Di. Christopher high Concrete elevators, lined wiui jsts Tlie memheis outside grain were saved. The fire started couuclij apart from Di. C from an explosion in the boiler aml Baron Devo or dry room and the flames spread rjnjonists. Nearly all the m rapidly. There were 400 employees in new government have 1 building at-the jmany girls, most of safely. time, including whom escaped RUMANIAN VICTORY r Petrograd, via London, Dec. 11. being pressed back by the Teutonic forces on the east of Ploechti, the Rumanians made an attack Sunday and regained their positions, the war office an- nounced today. of _ capacity. Guests Escape But Lose Their Is (Special to the Raymond, Dec. will short- ly commence on the dismantling of the sugar factory. It is understood the contract has been let to the-Dyer, company of Cleveland, who held tho contract to. move the plant two years ago. The factory was not sold to California sugar.capitalists as at first leported, but to a syndicate ot Utahv men, will locate the mill 'in -tte fertile Cacho: Valley, northern Utah This forms the concluding in the history of the Knight Sugar company's beet sugar venture in Southern Alberta. The failure of tho company was not due to the soil or the climate of Southern Alberta That fact stands unquestioned. The indus- j.onport, are try failed because of the lack of un- s members of derstandmg and sympathy between been mem jmodueers ami operators There was governments in some little or no co-operation between the cvnju.1 capacy. Balfour, Curzon, Hendei- son Carson, Long, Bonar Law, Milner, Derby and Cecil aie too well known for 'further comment Di Addison and the sugar company. They never felt- the proper i dependence, on each other. The sugar company took the attitude that they could laise their for urer co ue las been 'one of the "ginger group" beets, and the farmers naturally of tho Liberal paitv He is a noted iet them do it. The result was the medical man and a warm friend of planting of thousands ot acres of su- Hovd-George. Sir George Cave is an BRr ueets by the company, which could eminent lawyer, as is Sir Robert Fin- not be profitably handled on account lav who has been solicitoi general and Uie large amount of labor required. attorney-general m previous govern certain peculiar times of the year. in it nrrniini in their entBlv ments. Baron Devonport is a promin t inan of business. Premier's Statement London, Dec n Lloyd George has sent the following tele The company failed in their enteiv prise, according to Rav Knight's_ testi- mony before tne royal commission, solely because of the scarcity of la- bor _ 51ARRETS Spot wheat Local 'track wheat December wheat May Wheat ;al track oats rge and R. Speers of Nordegg are in a December oats four-cornered fight for the December flax dcncy. A. .1. Carter, present secre- tary, is be.ijig opposed for reelection by 13. UrOwne of Taber, and A H F Macleod of Coleman. C. .1. Phlllins, of Coalhunt, was Low elected by acclamation as board mem I Forecast her for this district. falls. WEATHER Continued cold with snow Prince Albert, Dec. which was discovered at .seven o'clock this morning in the basement of the Wind- sor Hotel here, completely destroyed that structure within a few hours with loss estimated at There were fort" guests in. the hotel, but it a'll escaped, though many 183 Lt them lost their belongings, having timn tn get articles out, so rap idly IM'Ajdtd tiie .Maze spread. The Windsor owned by D. and was Iwell known all over, the west as a commercial and family hostelry. FOUR AEROS PROPPED Paris, Dec. German aeropUXw were brought down on Sunday, two of .them on the Ver- dun front, and, two in the Cham-, pagne areai the .war. offjie an- nounces.'. f Investigating Death of Mail Clerk in Wreck At two o'clock UPS R" vestigation into tho death of Mail Clerk E. B..Parker m Saturday morn ing's head-on collision at Chin, opened before Coroner A E Humphries An investigation into the smjshup was held yesterday by Supt C A Cotterell of the C P R here, but it is understood no informations been laid and no an cits have been made. No new light has been thrown on the cause of the wreck by any mves tlsation held up till noon today, The engine'! which telescoped so badly were brought in from Chin Saturday night and sent to the C. P, n. shops at Ogden on Sunday. A number ot Lethbridge people, were on No. 611 going to Tttber on Saturday morning to attend court. C. F P Conybearo, crown prosecutor, and Jas. Dawson, court stenographer, were among the number. Mr. Cony- beare received a rather bad shaking up, but Mr. Dawson came off without bruises. It is said No. 514'was jafrert, bock two car-lengths by Jlie Iprce.- et the inmacL ;