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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 12, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBKIDGE. ALBERTA TUESDAY, DECEMKEH 12. NUMBER" 2 Report That Army Is Being Col- lected By Constantino For Move Against Allies GERMANS SAID TO BE CONCENTRATING Epoch in Russia's History London, Dec. 12. session of the council of the v Empire marked an epoch in the evolution of Russian legis- v latlve institutions, says the v Times Petrograd correspond- ent. The council by an ovcv- whelming majority adopted a v resolution urging the formation v of a government capable of v working jointly with the legis- lature and elimination of irre- sponsible influences from state 4 affairs. The upper house, therefore, v in essentials, signified its soil- darity with the Duma and the country; GERMANY SUES FOR PEAQE NOW; ASKS NEUTRALS TO ACT; BRITAIN WARNED OF PREMATURE PEACE Skinner Has Little Explanation of Action in Throwing Switch Which Caused Wreck SAYS HE HAD BEEN ILL FOR SOME TIME London. Dee. Ex- change. Telegraph Company's dispatch from Copenhagen says advices have been received there from Switzerland I ha I King GimsUmtinc of Greece has or- dered a general mobilization. Germans Concentrating London, Dec. Amster- dam dispatch to the Times saysj Useful Life of Pioneer Mission- arv Of The Prairies Comes To An End Unit Count Rcventlow, the well known German military critic, snys llial King Constantino now only desires lo gain lime to en- able the Germans to coneenlnile relieving forces. [The Count is as adding that it is un- certain, if the Greek supplies will last long enough lo" permit the Germans to come to their as- sistance. Calgary, Dec. Father La- combe, founder of the Lacombe Home for the Aged and Infirm, and one.of the pioneers of the west, died at 1 o'clock this morning at the Home at Jlidnapore, at the age of 89 years. In the death of Father Lacombe passes one or the most picturesque figures of the Northwest. He was one 'of the pioneer missionaries to the. In- dians of Western Canada, and tlie greater part of his life was spent Admitted He Had to Cross Track! and Unlock Switch But Can't Tell Why He Did It Brakeman Skinner of the C. P. R. was arrested yesterday afternoon at the Mounted Police barracks, charged with manslaughter, as a result of the death of Mai! Clerk E. E. Parker of Creston, B. C., in the wreck, at Chill last Saturday morning. The arrest was made immediately after the'rlndlng of the coroner's jury at the inquest Ihat "the deceased, E. E. Parker, .accidentally met his deatli by being crushed in a collision of trains Numbers 513 and 514 at Chin cember, 1S10. We lind upon the evi dence given that the accident was caused by Brakeman Skinner throw- ing the switch." The coroner's jury was composed of i Arthur Hayr, foreman; Arthur Barns-j Share Your Prosperity Say Good fellows, isn't it ahout lime yon shared some of your pros- perity and happiness wilh the folks who need a little cheer around the festive You will feel better if you bring them a little joy-and imagine How happy they will feel. If we don't remember them there will lie homes, without the Christmas dinner and no bauta Glaus, for the children. Don't imagine because you are more prosperous today than in vears that everybody else Is. There are homes where the wage earner is the mother. She has to keep "Tho Home Fires Burn It is i difficult task. It is all she can do lo feed and clothe the little ones. There are no "extras" for the children, and so when Chrisinras comes she is In despair for she has no means ot providing the cheer the ittle ones expect at that time. Now it is here you can help, Mr. Good Fellow. Come along with your Already acknowledged Misses N. Given and M. Lomas, Burdett....................... f Dr. Hyrurn j Chancellor Von ilolhveg Makes Offi'Msil Aimoimcc- I nient That Proposals Will be Offered Through U.S. amVOther Neutral Powers. BKITISH JLABOB MINISTER WARNS OF DISASTER OF PREMATURE PEACE Arthur Henderson Says Peace Now Would Only Mean Fighting the War All Over Again Keenly Expectant. GRACE RE-ELECTED COMMISSIONER ON THE SECOND BALLOT Has.66 Majority Over Hamilton on the Final Count. .DaVitfaou, Mackay and Scott for f "in, Order Named. r ley, John Gilmore, J. E. Terrill, D. Mc- Nabb and E. Lingard. i That is the sequel to Saturday He was one monllng.8 collision ot passen- ger trains on the Crow- line. .1 lllllb Ull L11C 01 U I" F. Harris represented Skinner's i Hamilton I._-T_ greater part of his life was interests at the inquest while Mr enduring the hardships and overcoming, B0licitor for the compain at I lie dltf lenities of early life on the prairies to aid in bettering the condi- tion of the Indians and half-breeds or the country. He was one of the out- standing figures in the development Dt.pr.der. and -good .gov.erntnent of- the new land. The Right .Kev. .Father Lacomue as born in St. SUIpice Feb.. 28, 1SZ7, was educated at the college there, and was ordained in 1849, a member .of the oblate order. He came west Huge Majority Rolled Up in City and First of Year Heglna, Dec. sbplition of the government The result on the first count: A and AA-B C D Grace SB 71 144 71 94 41 50 CO 41 31 32 39 Spoiled 19. 7 11 7 It became quite evident frpm the .i early returns that Grace stood a good E Ttl. chance of election and that Oliver 92__467'would be low man. The only poll ill I -which Grace did not lead was at the Miners' Hall, where Hamilton heat 237 177.2-13..1050 Grace received half tlie Calgary, represented the company Skinner's Admission Skinner's own admission that the .vitch at the east end of the siding Olivei'out' ami raitef for a.count of reached it after No. 514 had taken the the second choices 'on the 212 .Oliver else and him by 5. Central school winner's best poll, Grace there 62 more votes than the other two j candidates combined. THE REPORTED PROPOSALS Washington, Dec. from Berlin lo the German embassy indicate that Germany's peace terms, m general men- sures, propose the restoration of the status quo bciore the war with the exception of the establishment of the independent kingdoms of Poland and Lithuania. They are understood to propose complete restoration of occupied portions of Belgium, and France in return for Germany's captured colonies and to dispose of Hie Balkan situation, because of its extremely conv plicated nature, in a peace conference. Berlin, via Sayville, Dec. 12.-CImncelIor Von Bethniann is prelecting in UUMIU; The chancellor transmitted a note to them and asked-thcm to i i ing H lo the, knowledge of the hostile governmens The Irian, Turkish and Bulgarian governments ai-e sun U 1 m-nnnsils These nroposals hove been transmitted also to iiru vZ-m Tl cpropositions w.hich they will bring forward are, acSng to ChanceUor Von Bcthmnnn Holhveg, appropriate tor the establishment of a lasting peace. h The following announcement. was. given out lodaj BJ tm- semi-oineial Overseas News Agency: "The chancqllor one after another, the representatives ot_t candidates combined. i chancellor transmiUed to Thevote.was fairly heavy, 1050 bal-j to UlC knowledge of _ the hostile i.._i _e -in t of the second, count: in the hospital at Medicine Hat to the Grate effect that 1000 yards east ot the Hamilton shortly afterwards, was a member of switci, tnE switch lights showed shorty aerwar, the board ot education for Manitoba in 1880-1, was seat to Saskatchewan in 1881, became V. G. of .the diocase of St Albert. Ho founded churches, schools and industrial institutions. In 1S9B he secured a grant of n the mjles of ]ana from the Domin- liquor, K0vern-nrcnt as reservations for ttores system in the province Mpn- hals.Dreclls. .md Indians. Several tore hals.Drecls. .m n. day was so one-sided as to he prac- established the. Home at oted "su .._... 1 day was so one-se tically unanimous. The cities voted 1 14528 to 22S6 for the abolition of the stores, and this proportion was in- creased in the voting in the towns, villages and rural districts. In many towns there were only one or two supporters of the dispensaries. In some none at all, and votes of 150 to 1 were not uncommon. Soldiers to the number of over 1500 voted on the question, and of these 376 were for the dispensaries. The vote in the cities resulted: Midnapore. He liwl.. been several times to Rome and was widely travel- led. He was a personal friend of many Canadian nubiic men including Lord StrathcomL The history .of his life has'been written by .Miss Katharine Hughes, a former newspaper writer ot Montreal .and Edmonton. Cities Regina Saskatoon Moose Jaw Prince Albert Weyburn Swift Current Totals Yes 93S 738 1 714 14.628 No 961 472 536 200 B5 62 2286 In the large towns the proportion w is the s-une Pstevin foi ii stance, voted 401 to 41 foi abolition llattle- foid 128 to 06 AicoH 2' i to 1? -rnd list Incomplete .save the stamiiiu to 6000. In view of th i n ment his that the stores i ci d of this B o B J 4 M 21 20 17 23 Ili Total first and second cnoiees for ouo Total first and second choices for choices marked for the same Central school, there w.ere s ballots for Mr. Grace, clear track, and that some sumably Brakeman sig nailed them that everything Hamilton 437 _. for'them was the damaging evidence Giace declared elected by 66 ma- onwS lie coroner's jury based its' Mty ovei Hamilton and five more verdict Skinner in ghlng evidence than the number necessary to be.elect- stated 'that he had riot been feeling ed by populai choice, well when he left oil the night in question, and that on reach ing the siding at Chin he had run to the east switch in order to take up litht down tne received So fir this morning as roughly u. decisive vole the i.rnnent his mo ning iinonnceu i c ih the (Spc-oi.il to Hern u) Foremost, Dec 12 esterdaj dis nstrous fire, winch a loss of about JSO.O'OO or was fmallj (liienched yesterd.ii afternoon after a hard struggle, and watchers were put on during last night to watch the smouldering rums The loss is mostly covered- by insurance. The stores of Robertson and AfeWnnon ,a a Bain will be .rebuilt is soon as possible The Donohoe block is damaged but can be replaced with little cost The fire came neai wining out the mm ness section of the town. bur 'Melville Grace is commis- ____.- of public works for another __ term of three years His election was his position. He claimed that he was Returning Officer Buff last in pain at the time, and if he had done u [o count of tne anything wrong it was the result of on the ballots of J. his condition. I RUS9eil Oliver rcnde necessary by the There was some disci epinei, m the i there bemg ]10 election at the evidence as to whether the, light at Q( the count of the fil.st choices, the east switch was bui mns; The evi had beell Air: Grace received dence of the section foreman was that 437 by jir. Hamilton the lamp had been lighted about B thlls havlng a eiea majority ot 66 ovei and was in .good condition U ten neareat opponent. .Unlike three before going to bed he had when tha counting of se- looked out of both and had vmeb-did not give Mr. made sure that both a-tl i G popular majority, he received his ic reached the switch 01 not ton luuors Hall and Hajes both swoie Thevote.was fairly heavy, 1050 bai-1 ill ujc of these-a- 'read todaynn Ihe-ReichstagJij the large number, 56, .were spoiled. "Itl thc jVole the hed-oeiitral of these were spoiled by having both on peace negotiations. .1 School Board Messrs. R.1 R. Davidson; Qeo. B. MacKay and John Scott are the new trustees of Lethhridge school district No. 61 tor the coming year. They were, elected yesterday by overwhelm- ing majorities over Dr. Loyerlng, thc :d. Many, "jn note the lour ainea-utiiiiai ffi; identol notes and also communicated with the Holy See 1 and all other neutral THE-HYPOCRASY OF (CONTINUED ox PioE 5) HOLLWEG'S ANNOUNCEMENT London, Dec. wireless dis- im, from Berlin says, that in his natch speech before the Reichstag Chancellor Von today, Bethmann .Hollwiig armomrced that Germany, ith her allies, "conscious o together E their re Ail Indications Point To a Strenuous Finish in The Herald's Prize Contest r s i Claims and Counter-Claims of Candidates and Their Fuends In- dicate That The Outcome EverywlrereJIs In Votes Give Opportunity to Lay Up .Big Resene Foi the Finish-Special Cash 0 ITer Closes This Satuiday Night Just a little more than a week of Tlie Hbralil's P'-'ize contest and public interest lir the communities whore the live hustlers reside us at white heat. "Who will he the winner ot llio seven-passenger Studebakef or the Chevrolet or the m the cabinets of'Silver, furniture .and other valuable are the popu- hr tonics of conversation. Cannidalea are-lining up-their reserves with a view to a general attack on the prize list, and the triple votes in vogue at the present time.give splendid oppor- tunities to' lay up his vote reserves Second Payment" Count-Up Fast Candidates- wlro have thoroughly worked out their territory are gain- ing large numbers of votes by secur- second paymehts on short term subscriptions. The details of the sec ond payment plan are set forth on the Contest page. Triple votes are- allaw cd on second payments as 01 regular subscriptions. If your tcrr; lory has become exhausted, look Into this second' pajhient is to your advantage to do to Cash Special Offer Almost Gone .tat a few more dass remain ii h, an, tiK, after the accident the lltm ,ot burning, bnt conduclo, K.J .a ,e I known, and thanked his t rB Mr Hamilton was quite t, the run he had made in "tished mm t accepted the result- philosopM- 41 the_ le The en Oliver aoceptea me resuii. had lieen-burning that night The en gathered in the city gme crew on 513 swore in then state Hie baliot uoxes had been ments that the light had showea green, a mile east of the sw.tch and that could be c< therefore they did not slacken theii speed, which was about io miles per Involved in Previous Wreck It came- out during the inquest that Brakeman Skinner was ,111 a freight vreck near Dunmore on NOT 29, IJio when he had been Injured that the company had settled with him for his injuries; for which he was not respon slble. promising him a job to long as he behaved himself, and that he had been considered fit to leturn to work September of this year when he had Chas. Greenland: Meets Tragic j by the cirancolio _ H is known tl nui itiiicij, sponsibility, before God, before their own before humanity have proposed to the hostile powers to enter in peace negotiations EXPECTATION 'IN BERLIN KtYED TO HIGH PITCH Berlin, via London Dec 13 pectation is keyed to the highest pitch bv the sudden summoning of the iftichstag, and the announcement the chancellor will deliver an im portant speech on the military and political situation: I'omical circles are indulging in the liveliest speanla tion as to the disclosures to be made been Trains "fffvpn a Job as biakeman land 2 between Medicine ning Trains INOS. i ,v Hat and Field.. He admitted thai e had been :nervous ever wreck since the reCK- a jcai witnesses weic called during the inquest, including Supt ootterell "ho explained the rule. Dispatcher Oielz, who explained the o ders Con due tors Hall and Hayes v iho were in charge of the trams, and both of whom understood the or den, and stat cd-that tlrey were quite lepilar stated that he be lleved'The' lamp was lighted on the ea'st switch, for It showed green It have been the rclle-tion Ironi choice votes could be counted A large crowd hae) assembled outside the little room where the candidates .and their igentrf weie busy ferreting OIK the final result Before the second count was start- ed the Grace supporters had figured it out that he needed 31 second choices from the Ohvei ballots to enable him to win Tlie polls were counted in older and Mr Hamilton made large gains, but at the same time it was learned that there were a lot of Oliver plumpers each of which're- -----J Mr i of win- It took the last poll to put Mr. ovei the 498 mark, and m this noil B he received as many second choice ballots as in all the other polls The second choice show- ed Hamilton 122 against Grace 36. There were In all 54 plumpers for Oliver Had Hamilton received.every second choire from Oliver outside the ballots marked for Oliver ton would have been elected over Grace, by 473 to .467. .Death at Hands of His Brother-in-Law (Special to ,the Hcraldl Bow Island, Dec. Charley Gree- land, a young man living about four- teen miles south of town, was acciden- ally killed by his brother-in-law Eddie Backlund, Sunday evening. It appears hat a neighbor had borrowed a gun ind returned it that day and had not old them that it was loaded and the hree men were sitting. In the house nd one of them mentioned that the gun was broken and the brother-in-law. iicked the giin up and was examining t and 'moved the safety and pulling l, aim IHK nciini on the trigger it went off and the bul- ,te the chancellor's speech thai et struck Greeland in the front eyents occurring in the sojith MARKETS HI Spot whclt icut, apoi but he did not think so Leul'.frack wheat........ Ine and did, December wheat......... done this week sa "SiV Cv SS "S's" to be set M the last week New condidntes. together with those ,il ready entered stand an oxceleht op- portunity to this useful special prize. All triple secured Awhile working for the 2SJOO count d, while I lie regular nrifes consisting ot Shidobaker, the Chevrolet, and the other regular _ __ on 513; Mr McLeish n 613; Mr Sakoff section i- Dr Campbell who L death bV May 'wheat Local itraik oats Deeefnbfnoats December It is known that the usit ot King Leopold ot Bavarli to headquarters, j whence the chancellor too, has just re turned is connected with tne lorth coining announcement That some tiling of almost uuiirecedented mo inent is in the wind, further-mar cated by the' Kaiser at the time con ferring the grand Cross and the non cross Von Hindenburg, together with a personal letter of a warmth calculated to have a tremendous ef feet on public opinion Wbrle It is understood the chancellor will go ex iiaustively into the milittry situation in Rumania, it is said that this is by no means the t'-oare of ms proposed speech. The Berlin Gazette is ableHo say in speech that present catastrophe. By all means let our United States friends and other neutrals do what they can to form a league of'nations which would bind themselves together, to lay down principles of arbitration, and I will go witli" them, but not1 now.. To talk peace, with all the most unscrupulous- militarv forces against us, would be a step toward having to fight the whole thing over again.1 x. UNITED. STATES HEARS OF GERMANY'S PROPOSAL Washington, Dec news that Germffnj and her allies were about to pronose peace I negotiations was sent immediately President Wilson Speaking for the president Secretary Tnmiilty said he was deep ly interested but could make no com ment until it was learned what recep tion from tne entente allies The state department received its' tirst information of Ger many s, moposal through the Assoclat ed Press dispatches, from which the officials assumed that the neutrals ad dressed are asked only transmit the This will be done so far as1 the United States is concerned, promptly on receipt of official dis patches in Washington Thev will be forwarded to all eatente countries where the United States represents of tiro rieck and came Qiit at the back, iiling .him almost .Instantly. Coroner Humphries was for ind came down and .viewed the re- mains and after nueslioning the two men who were present at the time of the accident, gave the unfortunate young man' aistrong lecture -upon the gun" and feeling. sure that he would not -forget the event for many to come. Mr Greeland leaves a wife and two children, in the state ot Washing- ton and what seems most- sad is the fact that she was nil prepared to come and join, her husband here nhd it will come as a' sad blow to her.' BV till la ui.fc.iin east have caused the government to summoning the Refchbtag as soon as they had sufficiently prri grossed, but that developments had come so much faster than was ex nected, that it was derided to call the Reichstag together soonei than was planned The chancellor is expected to disclose certain information of both a military and political nature of the .utmost importance for the fur ther development of the general po litical situation. BRITISH WARNED AGAINST 157% 177% general note 252 WBAfHER S1 Voremi Fulr coW. noe London. One prominent offi- cial expressed himself to the y Associated. Press today :as be- v ing very skeptical that the pro- posed terms would offer even A o ba'ls for negotiations. v oni i to" A PREMATURE PEACE1 .London, Dec. 12, a m 'IjOllUUIl, thur Hendorson, minister of pensions in the first public speech to be made by any of-the new ministers, warned the country against a premature peace. Speaking at Clapham, Ml Hender has gone on.Ebo H ui'ie mti the Central Powers diplomaticallv Whether the United States would accompanv the transmission wi'h am comment m suggestion it-was mdi cated, depends entirely upon the na lure of the'proposal and whether it is considered likelj consideration If the offer is deemed one on which ail sides might negotiate the United States probably would urge that it be taken 'Up. KAISER TELLS GENERALS OP'HIS INTENTIONS London Dec Cential News dispatch from Amsterdam says it is announced officially mx Berlin that Emperor William has notified his commanding generals of Germany s aeate offer and has informed them it kill is uncertain whether the offer mil accented Until that uncer- tainty is ended the message says they are to fight on The message is quot ed as follows "Soldiers In agree- ment with tho sovereigns of my allies and with the consciousness of victory I have made an offer of peace to the enemy Whether it will be accepted is still uncertain Until that moment arrives you will fight on CHANCELLOR HOLLVVEG SUMS UP SITUATION Berlin, via Sayville, Dec cellor Von Bethmann Hollweg's speech is reported by the Overseas News Agency ai follows "Chancellor Von Bethmann Hollweg Reichstag tha.t a w 1 want to warn everyone of doubt beyond the recurrence; ;