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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBR1DGE. ALBERTA WEDNESDAY, DKCKMHEH l.'i, It Start Sessions in Chinook Club and lietaile'rs to Appear DOWN IN PRICE, BUT LARD INCREASES This Was Shown in Evidence Given at Information Secured London, Doc. lior- man casualties, excluding those in naval ami colonial services, reported In Hie German official lists for November, says llio British statement Issued today, arc IGS.nti officers anil meii, mukingjlie total German cas- willies since the beginning of the war LIKELY fFttlED IN THE F. E. Harrison, agent of the Labor ihe investigation into the cost of iv- 1 JIB, as asked for by the mnei-s. wlllj open sessions in Lcl.hbridge on Friday j morning at 10 o'clock, and has asked indications in Miners' Election: Thns Far Give Biggs Presi. dency and 13rown...Sec'y.' _ Up to the time of going to press morning at ill o ciociv, ami nub ui> tu JIavor Hoi-die to make arrangements the Herald liad bEsu unable to gathei for "'him The mayor has arranged to any definite figures regarding the hold the sessions in'the Chinook Club, result of the election of officers tor Wholesalers and District No. 18, ot A. The arc asked to have tlie information re- vote in Local Union No. o74-and in quired ready in order that it may be, the Commerce and Coalhurst locals prompllv broughl before the commla-1 had not been counted. A very heavy sioner and facilitate his early decision i vote was cast and the (lueiil early settlement of the present be learned however, unrest. The information desired Is leading by a good mai Victorious Attack in Region of Trotus At- tacks Are Repulsed RUMANIANS RETIRING ON WALLACHIA FRONT Christmas Cheer for Every Home Christmas cheer should not be lacking in any homo in Lcthbridgo tliis vear Prosperity is on every hand, and those who arc blessed with an abundance of it, .may participate in the greater.', all Christmas joys, that of giving. ;by spreading a little of M.nlr prosperity over tho homes of tiiose who are not so fortunately situated. There are some-of these in Lethbr.'dgo lliis year, homes when; the nrornoi'ts of Christinas cheer are small, and the hope of Ihe "kiddies for Santa Clans '-Is but a faint glimmer. The Nursing Mission knows ot these and .they can be made happy by means o[ contributions to 1 lie Herald's Good'fellows' Fund, which will be distributed by Ijui Nur-sing Mission. In Ihe midst of your prosperity bear a little thought tor th'rsu needy ones, and .send in your contribution today. Previously acknowledged White Lunch Cafe............................ Mrs. C. S. Crest Roy and Earl Clemls Charlie Symonds Stranger Anonymous Acadia Block Stenographers nrinr Mil B 5 rtAtt: IWUMLS ay ft DIPLOIIIC 'T, IS EMCIE1 London and Paris Press Vigorous in Comment ami in Kdteration of Allies' Determination To Make Their Own Peace Terms. Teutons Claim 4000 Taken Pris- oners Fierce Fighting Near Monastir Pelrugrad, via Dec. htfire Crew Ottawa, Dec. Canadian tor- i uiiwyjuw, petlo boat Grilse, commanded hy Ijt. I'-1 Rnssi-in Iroons nn Tucsrhv! w- WIngate, has been lost at sea with tloops on !ail bands, it is feared. This announce- cnplured a line of Teuton tren-! meiit was made today, by the minister dies on I ho heights to Ihe. south "I naval servic- oftic- of Augtistialia, in the region of Trotus valley, Rumania, accord- ills' to the ofh'cial sta Ihe schedule of prices of groceries, flour, meats, fruits; and dry goods, as' ham for president, s: Peacock was a in the lead by 300 for vice-president, n e and Brown of Tahcr was leading A. J. Carter for the secretaryship. At Fernie Fernie, Dec. As far as the vote on July 1st and November 22nd. Tuesday's Session Calgary, Doc. ses- sion of the investigation into the __________ .......______ high cost, of living being conducted at hcre ,__ local has been the city council chamber by Dominion counteii Graham lias 193 votes and Government Labor Commissioner F. with Brown leading Car- lo. Harrison, was devoted chiefly ter for the secretaryship by 16 votes, obtaining relail prices. A number of merchants1 who have linen requested to attend failed to do so this morning and if lliis.failure continues Mr. Har- rison'will subpoena all such and force them to appear before him. Tjie mine nnerators were represented by.Presi- and Secretary McNeill. The miners were represented by Sec- retary Carter and 'Vice-President Biggs.-' V. The mine operators, would very much like to conduct an examination of witnesses through counsel, but Mr. Harrison :has refused to allowing this pending the decision of the minister of labor. The most notable develop- ment of the morning session was the Calls for Help Halifax, Dec. British steam- er Grilse, which last night sent out lie uinciui MiitciuuiiL is- wireless calls for help, was in a sink- I'M i> ing condition off Little Hope today, .n.vi. inliiy ay Uie Kussiun war: accordjng to reports from nearby denivrlmenl. The Teuton comi-i radio stations. Although several ves- 1 seis were said to have sent word they ler-allacks in an cflort to regain! to the Griise's assistance No 'details of Ihe Grilse's trouble has .been received here. Identification of the vessel Has nol been fully es- lahlished although il was said she was formerly Ihe yacht; Winchester of Says Russians Repulsed Berlin, via Sayville, Dec.. 13. attacks in Gyergyo mountain, on the eastern Trail m peculiar fact that the price of pork decreased during Hie period be- July 1st and Nov. 22nd, 1SI16, whi'e the cost of lard, a by-product of pork! has increased. The retail prices presented for groceries and meats by Ottawa, Dec. The militia au- thorities state thai the number of overseas troops to be kept in Canada this winter will not exceed men Tiiis is the minimum number which it has always been stated would kept on this Side of the Atlantic at lOSSCSj state sylvanian iron I, repulsed New York. 50 Men Lost Oltawa, put, her officers and crew, 50 men in ail are to have been lost on the boat Briise, (Lieut. Walter Wingate, has been lost al sea with all hands. "The vessel left Halifax at 3 o'clock in the afternoon of December llth for Bermuda. At 3 p.m. December 12, a wireless message was received stal- ing that owing to the stale of Uie wea- ther she was returning for shelter to Shelbnrne. At 7.2S u.m. December 12 she called 'S.O.S.' stating her latitude was 43 degrees -10 longitude (U de- grees, 50 W. At 7.30 p.m. a final mes- sage was received 'now sinking.' "No word has been received of her sines. Orders were given immediate- ly for all available vessels to proceed to her assistance and endeavors made hy wireless to inform any vessels at sea in that vicinity. Shins now arc searching for any signs of wreckage." Officers on hoard in addition to her commander, were S.ub-Lients. E. Mc- Lfry and R. E. Winslow, artificer en- gineer, Robert Wilkinson, and wire- less operators C. A. McLean and E Clement. Tuesday by Teutonic, forces, war office announces today. In! "The minister of service re- W-ill'irhi-i Hie rUinvmhn forces srets to reads tlle tnc lunnanu.n todlvy._ lt 1S fearcd whicli, reinforced by Russian that cavalry, attempted to make a stand, are once .more .in. full retreat. More' than 4000 prisoners wore taken Tuesday. Fighting Near Monastir Paris, Dec. cpuhlcr- atlack by the Bulgarians against the laliaus, on the Macedonian front north of Monastir, result- ed in spirited fighting on Tues- The crew of 50, men were mostly from British Columbia. The details are not available here, but are known at Halifax. The Grilse was contri- MERELY A MOVE TO PLACE THE ALLIES IN BAD LIGHT BEFORE WORLD British Govt. Will Make Known Its Attitude To- wards Proposals When House Meets Little Doubt of What They Think. London, Doc. little Confidence is shown in London, that any result will come from the peace proposition of the cenlral jpowers, and Ihe opinion prevails quite generally lhat the time is not opportune even to discuss terms, there is an undercur- rent of feeling that something would be gained by making- the world ae- ijuainled definitely with the objects of the belligerents. The altilude of the British govern- ment toward the offer will be made known in the house of commons, on Thursday, providing sufficient time shall have elapsed to permit consulta- lion wilh Great Brilain'3 allies, and lliis statement is awaited wilh great- est interest. If the press which supports the ad- ministration correctly interprets the official opinion, lltlle time will be taken up by the consideration of Ihe LONDON OPINION aen up move of Germany and her allies, al though the moderate opinion of the country does not favor a too diasty re- jection of the overtures clay. The war oflicc announces today thai the attack tailed. presented tor groceries anu meuit, u> nuin. uu LIUO different dealers have corresponded Ihe leasl .until the final stage of the to "a. great extent. The largest in- war has been reached. -It is expected creases seem to he in articles of clothing. At the opening of the after- that there will practically continu- ous movements .of drafts towacd Uie rlQUling. 'At me openuiy tti 1-Jii- "im. uua .ui noon session Commissioner Harrison front throughout the winter months announced thai he had received a.and recruiting, it is .believed, will telegram from .the minister of labor, steadily improve. saying that if 'either side wished to Germany's peace offers do not he represented by legal counsel they arouse any great expectations here could engage such counsel to appear that the end of-the war is in sight. before the commission. Today's Session Calgary, Dec. iif'vestiga- tlon now being conducted at the city hall to find out the Increase in Hie cost of living between July 1 and No- vember 32, is proceeding and will close this afternoon. Union officials at the investigation agree that so far as the district is union will'keep faith and will remain at work until the finding of the investi- gation. They cannot he positive that all miners of the.union will remain at work after December 15, the date set as the time the investigation report should be handed out, bill they do de- clare that the officials of the district will wait until the investigation will be ended. Commissioner Harrison brought out several Interesting items this morn- ing. .Tamos M. Baker, on the stand, testifying as to the increase in prices, Germany's offers are regarded as a diplomatic move, and nothing more. MUNITIONS SHARES SLUMP New York, Dec. stock mar- ket became immediately unsetlled to- day on receipt of news of Teutonic ''peace proposals. Munition and shares of other companies whicli have pro- fited by war, were; most affected. Bethlehem Steel dropping 26 points. SNOW AT MACLEOD Macleod, Dec. winter seems to have set in and .loday about three inches of snow fell. The farm- ers are looking very disconsolate, as nuile-a number have not yet been able to stack their grain. (CONTINUED ON PAGE 6) OLD DAWSONITE DEAD Vancouver, Dec. Lestei Results of Rural Municipalities at Halifax. The Grilae was contn jection ot tne hutecl to the naval service by J. K. U It is believed the Gel man people Ross cf Montreal. O11C6 Wim me UMjciji-a wt Lciuia idiii nui'ii the entente, might be more inclined.! Asquith's Guildhall speech, and must redouble their eftorts to force these .terms on Germany and her accom-, "pliqes But Promise Is Made Men Will Stay at Work Pending Results of Probe BURLINGTON R. M. Foremost. Dec. results While the assurance was given yes- terday -by President Graham of Dis- trict No. 18, U. Jf. W. of A. to the ef- Fish Now the Most Important Food, But Is Almost Un- available London, Dec. once acquainted with the objects of toward peace, and thai reason 'if for no other, the terjns of the en tente allies sho.uld be made known of fic'.aliy to the central The possibility that Pres" sou will make some bugbefai forwarding the offer, also is much discussed. It is intimated that he might at least express a willingness to convey the terms of the entente to the central powers The iepo-1 is our rent here lhat Emperor William is about to announce the granting of par- liamentary form of government to Germany. BLOCKED DEBATE ON fiOLLWEG'S SPEECH Berlin, via London, Dec. speech of Chancellor Von Bethmann- Hollweg before Ihe Heichslag on Tuesday in which he declared that London, Dec. 13. The German peace proposal is rejected by the Times, which says: "Germany's Bro- poaals bear no relation whatever lo Ihe objecls for which we are figiitmg. She lias been trying by all Ihe. means at her disposal lo induce us to make a suggestion of mediation. The at- tempt has lamentably and conspicu- ously failed. As she does not judge that any neutral power could proffer mediation with iriuch advantage, she falls hack on this indirect offer to belligerents. It is above all things a, symptom of her conscious weakness. Tiie Allies must absolutely reject any idea of mediation in any shape and from any quarter as long as the basis proposed is a. triumph of might and not right. They must refuse with equal firmness, to ever talk about an armistice until the lands which the enemy has overrun are restored and: compensation made. They must re-; new' the enunciation of Iheir peace, terms laid down once for all in Mi- isidcnt wii PARIS OPINION ,110115 llie .investigation now in progress) food supply saying: on, Dec. 13.-The Chronicle. GermanJy ws Wllling to make peace> i. a dispalch trom Amsternam, i was a slngie expres wllicu tljat tne Berlin Taglische Of dissent, while sign'ficant pas the sages greeted wilh hearly bravos and cheers. Foremost, uec. results in i it v the contested divisions of Burlington local coal operators are very appre-, food scarcity has reached a Count rural municipality were as lonows hensiv e of w nal may happen if Ihe in-1 crisis_ as for weeks past m one part It was noticeable, that Von Westarp, Con No. 1, A. J. Donahoe IS, C. C. Sheets 'i; No. 2. L. E. Sutton 18, Geo. Snow den 8; No. 3, D. Powell 11, Chas. Gai- ner 11. The entire old council is re seated. The bylaw providing for a municipal hall in Foremost carried 71 to 64. FLOWERY PLAINS Etzikom, Dec. councillors elected for Flowery Plains ruraL mu- nicipality-No. 33 for 1917 are as fol- lows: R. C. Cooper, Dolpd Morris, G. S. Weeks, Willis Kimball, J. W. Jack- son and T. Spencer. BOW ISLAND Bow Island. Dec. of elections in Bow Island rural munici pality No. 94 are as follows F. J. Henderson, Roy Beatlie, R. L. Mc- Gregor, Almoii Gregg, John Clarke W. R. Depew. Tliere were 13 tandi liensne of nnatniay happen if Ihem-1 crisis_ as for weeks past in one part' leader, and others of his fol q.iiiry drags on much longer.- the city or another Ihe supply ol j 6at silent alld even Ihe miners accepted Ihe offer of the has been failing constantly.; galleries and newrianermen Dominion government to investigate, Fjsh now .heroines one of -the most j ___ fl in the ap haa concluded he cost of living in .the various important foods, but no fresh fish amps it was practically promised j available, and the price of smoked tho ciiauceiioi nan conciuueo. thai Iho miners .vould have some sel-. fisll is nmv six limes normal. an attempt-was made to tlement by Dec. loth. The miners ,The more announcementsi of ar-! force an immediate under m have been depending on that promise I rangemenls with neutrals lor f.ood Ernest ]eader ot the and non Ihes learn that Uie mvesti-1 supplies are, and the more numerous JNational Liberals and Count West- gallon will be no more than one-third [become the official so linished by. the dale set. The result t- 13 that-there is a great deal of talk- ing in the various camps and many, threats 'or another strike In Ebme tieB... that po'ss'ible camps, and the operators are grow- The newspaper is oiiotef, as urging condilions before the atlilude of nerious r the seizune of all Berlin stocks and known, could It is believe 1 low-ever, that Ihe or-jthe sale to the people direct. The 'Jr. chance of neace and ficials elected yesterday will be abie; among :the people direct.-The _ _jel.m to p lo Ulo men lhat il is lo Iheii'jthat the government has raised dif- nlerest to lemam at work until the jn order-lo make the people j- .rufoot-ipffltnr'fl TOnnrt. IS i.inr11Iir Ilia. LILl' Vancouver, Dec. ester. flre chief in South Vancouver, dropped dales in the .field, and the vote was dead today from heart, failure. He the. heaviest polled since the organ was many of -the'flre ization.of Ihe municipallly partmejit in Dawson City. Two New Candidate Make a Record in Herald's Contest Who says it's loo lale lo enter Ihe Horald's liig prize contest? Whoever it is is wrong, for today Iwo new can- didates lead Ihe publis' ed list, each wilh almosl a miljion voles opposite her name. Candidates low in Hie lisl who say that it Is loo lato to make a start, or prospective candidates who have the same idea, woulo. (lo well to sit up and take nolice. those'two hustlers have done in two or Ihree days can be done by olhers. The triple votes comit up surprising- ly Read "How to get votes" wiiich will bo found on the regular .'contest page. Cover Your Territory Thoroughly Yesterday fourteen subscribers, who reside outside the city Hants of Letli- paid Iheir own towns in Y-'bidi cahdidaies reside. Three of them live in towns in which candidates'live. Every one of them stated thai they had nol been splicil- ed for votes or subscriptions. Where we're the busy candidates that Lhey losl the votes for these sub- scriptions? II would pay every- candidate to go merest iu "-ilicuiues m uruoi lu uio jf th entral powers exposed all their government investigators report is agree more readily to the communal neitotiations besaii made and Ihe thfeatenea ruplure Such difficnlties, the f Rundschau adds would be settled m Then adjoumment of one day in Ihe United Slates where Reichstag bv its own decision Was C. P. Brakeman Lieut Higinbotham, Wounded on Somme, Returns Home Word has been received by friends in the city lhat Pie. A. L. Weaver has II. pay ovui i.u HU n't go over his or her territory thorough- been killed in action. Pie. Weaver ly once might be a pros-' lived in Lethbridge foi five years peclive subscriber or two lhat has working as O. P. R. brakeman oat of been missed. Or if you: have r. way, this point. He joined the 187th at of gelling among Ihe farmers ill your; Moose Jaw, going lo Hie fionl wilh community, or to nearby towns, yon! a draft. No relatives live In the city might find thai you could secure mini-] his homo being in Monlun berr, of votes by a good systematic'! Pie. P. A. Harding Ins returned It is to your advantage to'home from Nova Scotia where he has mako a ennroine week 10 been In camp with the Railway Con M tncir own liocv.ro ever'y" possible slrucllon Corps Ho discharged reaeh.d the Herald. Not a day ,y 0- u m as this weelt llomo Ull3 morning. He was wounded j these fubscriherl .bBt there will be.no special .prize., lo on tho Somme fronl while a member lived in farming commtmilles work for next week. I.of the Black Watch. [become the official regulations, so supported by tht exheme Social Ihe number of shops closmg also be- jsts mgye was flrm_ resisted comes larger than ever. Only apples by t, leaaers ot tne moaerate part are obtainable in reasonable quanti-i -un-nad the chanoelloi cllanoe of peace a Their altitude Has that nowers all their it tne central powers exposeu an men will not place. .Howard Stutchbury, secretary .of the military hospitals commis- sion for Alberta, reached the city this' afternoon on a visit in con- nection with the work of the com- mission and will address the Board of :Trade tomorrow noon at the regular luncheon at the Chi- nook.club on the work of the hos- pitals commission. His address will .cover the entire work being for returned soldiers and will be an' interesting one. .._.. States, w-here u Reichstag" by its own decision I judges and also lynch law might set Ule tlee hand to maters right Instead of lync.. .aw, negotiations, and is :it goes have war legislation, as tantamount to a vote of iwhich ought to be enforced rigorous-; confidcnce 5' GERMAN PROPOSALS NOT MADE KNOWN Berlin, Dec. 42, via London, Dec. 13. Chancellor Von lieth- mann-Hollweg did nol disclose the definite proposals on which Germany and her allies are prepared to make peace in his speech before Ihe Reich's- lag, such proposals are ready, and will be communicated to the entente pow- ers if the chancellor s offer should fall I Spot MARKETS Local track wheat.......---- December wheat............ May wheat Local track oats............ December oats December flax i ers if the chanceilors oirer sncuio iai Berlin, via London, :Dec. of-1 responsive ears In the corn clal statement issued today by the of _____ wheie afler -erman admiralty, says: historic 20 minute session, the "Our submarines torpedoed on Nov. gathered in a keen discus -28 and Dec. 3 in the eastern Mcditer- chancellors speech, the 'ranean Iwo big transport steamers, I expressed was lhat loaded with 'war material, of between: seneuL advantageous i ule siLualion would be advanlageous j j 5000 and 6000 tons._ _ _ Germany, whether or not tbi> chan "One ot the vessels was armed. Both ro utruiu j, i were escorted hy .destroyers." 4514 I These Two Sayed 54 253 WEATHER 16 12 "Vorecrtt Fair local snow falls Low cellor's offer was accepted by Ihe en tente. Paris, Dec. clumsy trap, is the caplion under which Ihe morn- ing papers prinl Chancellor Von >Beth- mann-Hollweg's speech in the Reichs- Lag. "The time for feints is over, says the Petite Journal. 'We are no longer in1 the presence of the trial efforts of those persis- tent appeals to inlet-views and news-, paper articles. Chancellor Von Beth- mann-Hollweg summoned the. Reichs tag not to hear his speech, but to be confronted with the act. We do not know if at Berlin there are people so naive as to imagine lhat the'Allies are likely lo swallow this ev- en on the morrow of the events in. Rumania In any case Field atarshat Von Hmdenburg's statement shows that Ihe .military cherish, no such.illu- "What is slill more certain is that Ihe treacherous German move aims a( something else than genuine peace, it sees an internal and external ef- fect In Germany it is intended to con- vince Ihe people that the government is not responsible for the sacrifice-! imposed and .that its adversaries alone are responsible for the contin- uation of the struggle Abroad it is a desire to persuade nenlrals that the Allies aie pursuing a policy of am- bition "This is the explanation of the pre? tended moderation in the tone of the speech It is because Geimanv knons she cannot win that she desires to end the struggle. Her plan, however, is doomed It will fail befoie the im- movable resolution of the Allies." The Matin characterizes Ihe peace proposals as "mere saying They contain no territorial, political or other conditions which could sen 6 as a basis of discjssion Germany simply says, for the hundredth time, that she never desired war and wish- es only to protect her rights and that if her'enemies will'not listen she will throw the blame of further bloodshed on them The device Is loo obvious It could not deceive any but the most ignorant Another motive is the necessitv making Germany accept the suffer- ings and sacrifices of another winter campaign If only the Chilian popula- tion had to endure this not much harm would be done, but the army is begin-__ nmg to feel the strain Duiing the .ast few weeks rations have been re- duced and in three months' time Ihey would be pool indeed Germany Is, compelled to talk of peace but sho does it as vaguely as possible in the iiope of spreading dissension among icr enemies, and keeping her coalition In an article m Figaro, is the fol lowing "What of the condilions' What is Ihe whole thing for' We Some of the. opponents of the submarines, but. did nol sink as pre- decision was wise and t moly tad viously reported. The vessel has been snowed pleasure at the foimal step grounded in-Falmouth harbor. laken toward ending the war. want peace, loo, but our peace is rol theirs. '-What Ihen are. Germany's; con- ditions' Nothing Bhe lin- forms ns only that her pretensions are moderate and proner, and proposes to stop the Avar while sho defines them. "As soon as we- lay down our arms as soon as the image oL shall (CONIINDEU ON 6) ;