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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 15, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta LKTHBRIDGE. ALBERTA FRIDAY, DKGKMHEH 15.'Will INVESTIGATfONrOPENS HERE GREEKS YIELD TO THE ALLIES' ULTIMATUM; WITHDRAW TROOPS Dominion Investigation Asked For By Miners' Unions WHOLESALERS GIVE SCALES OF PRICES Paris, Dec. allies have handed new categorical demands to the Athens cabinet, according to the Petit parisien. The princi- pal object of these demands is putting a stop to the movement of troops ordered by King Constan- tino with a view, to sending of im- portant forces into Thessaly. Encounters are reported be- twen Royalist troops and a French detachment near Ekaterine, but no confirmation has been receiv- ed. HAS ACCEPTED London, Dec. 15. The Greek government has accepted the ul- timatum presented by the entente allies, says a dispatch frorrt Ath- ens to the Central News Agency. Comparative Costs of Local Food Stuffs As Between July 1 and Nov. 22 Efforts to establish the increase in the cost of living throughout District JIo. 18, U. M. W. of A., iil order to Justify their demand for a 25 per cent 'increase in wages, are being made hero today. Commissioner Harrison ot the department of labor at Ottawa, opened his investicalion here this I morning in the Chinook Club, the] sessions at, Calgary having concluded' yesterday. Examinations of -whole- sale grocers, fruit and produce deal- 'ers and wholesale moat concerns were made at this morning's session. In addition to the representatives of the various' firms whose prices were produced, there wore present at this morning's session" Lewis Stockett, pre- sident "of the operators association; Secretary McNeill of the operators; President Graham, Vice-president liipfrs Rpcrptarv Cartfii', of the min- preine and Glh'as. Peacock, young maa's secretary of Lethbridge Local No. message, 574.. Nothing of To Withdraw Troops Athens, DecA 16, via London. Dec. demands of the entente al- lies presented to the Greek govern- ment today were .in the nature of an ultimatum. All Greek troons are to bo withdrawn from Thesaly. accord- Ing to these demands, and only a cer- tain number of soldiers are to be con- centrated in Peloponnesus. Demands for reparation for the events of De- cember 1 and 2, when fightlng.occur- ral between the -entente landing forc- es and Greek troops, are lo lie formu- lated later. Expired Today London, Dec. ultimatum of the entente allies to Greece was' pre- sented Thursday and expired at o'clock this afternoon. Tnere are in- dications that the terms were agreed to but so far the British Foreign Of- fice has received no news of their ac- ceptance, j FURTHER PEACEJPROPOSALS A GERMAN SOCIALISTS DENOUNCE HUN GOVT. ON PEACE PROPOSALS yell Known Lethbridge Boy Gives His Were V7ounded Another Sergeant Wintour Adams, has made the su- preme sacrifice. A from the HULUI.IB u. startline nature was brought out-at this morning's session, It. was established that the prices of butter and eggs 'were at tliuir, lowest on July .1, while now they are ajnipst at the for the year" while prices .for many vegetables were at the peak in-July" and arc now prac- tically at their lowest. Prices are being taken for the two dates of July 1 and November 22. Messrs. Home, of Campbell, Wilson and Home, and Grant, accountant (or the A. Maedonalcl Co., swore that there was no association ot whole- salers for fixing the _ prices. Mr. Grant said he believed that all whole- salers figured on about the same per- sage, was a, St North, this morning. He was shot through the heart -by a snip- er on-November 28th: Sergeant Adania with -Ms three pals Privates -Griffiths, Edwars an Par- sous enlisted, with the Wst.Saltalioa in Xoventbor.L 1914, and came safely "through all.the heavy.Hghting the 31st has fatal Nov. 2Sth Two- of his chums Eles.-.Edttards and Parsons nave been- wounded- and now in England. Previous to enlisting all four young men who were O. 1. u. firemen, had lived 'here for over a year Sergeant Adams took a keen In forest in athletics and was very popu lar with a large circle of friends. Hi made his home with Mr. and 1-irs: An of profit at competitive both were little Gal- centage .points. The prices given by wholesale, grocery concerns practically identical, and show variation from those produced i As was canned goods showed the greatest percentage ot in- crease. Canned salmon also showed a lai ge increase Asked the Mr Home said it was entuelj due to the bhoi t pack Cannor filled pnlv a smill percentage of then oideis The imit and vegetable crop was vei-v short in Ontario Mr. Grant advanced aiiothPi leason foi the high price of .aiined goodi lie said that the Do minion Canners, the laigest canning ncein in Canada, could have sold i stock of'tra_p_lele before nctts. Voluntary Economy or Compul sory Rations Soon in Britain, Says Food Dictator RATION SYSTEM IS SOLUTION OF PROBLEM Toronto, Dec. special cable from London to a local paper says'. "Light on Germany's peace proposal is riven in a violent socialistic pam- phlet-taken from a German prisoner by a Canadian. Of particular interest ii reveals a grave mate of unrest in a large section of Germany's civil various big cities, such as Hamburg, Osnabruck. etc. "Headed by the single word 'hun- ger' in black type, the pamphlet fierce ly accuses the German ruler of sense- lessly" plunging the nation into war. It derides Von Hethniann Hollwegs explanation that Britain is the cause of famine, and declares the scarcity of food is the inevitable result of the insane Idea of war on Britain, France and Russia. It points out that neu- trals are now short, and even reduced in places to eating turnips themselves This Will Be Adopted If People thus lessening exports. 'In Germany and Austria the sit- uation is hopeless, and Turkey is scarcely able to feed its own armies. It declares the German aristocracy and wealthy food dealers do not feel the famine, which is starving masses, and says that the military and politi- cal leaders have been deluding the people with lies ahout victories. All assurances about getting food irom conquered territories are lies. German levies quickly exhausted this food and now the people are starving in Serbia and Poland. "The Indictment admits that Ger- many is able to continue the war for a but points out that the result will be, in addition to the slaughter on the battle field, hosts..of women and children dead and starving. Now is the time for action to stop the war, concludes the address, appealing to all German socialists to this end." THE HAGUE This Is Keal Idea of Germany In Making Peace Offer Now McGill Medicos To Be Graduat- ed By Special Convocation jn Order to Enter Service J.cntreal, Qne., Dec. I5.-AI1 mem lers of the present year's graduating class in medicine at McOilt' Univer- sity, having volunteered their servic- es to their king and country upon their graduation, will he graduated probably en masse at a 'special convocation to be held about the end of January. This Is without precedent in tile history of the University. Examinations will begin January 10 to 15 and probably will last two weeks. There are 63-m w the class, uUjhyaically nliout 10. except Do Not Effect Savings Themselves Devonport, speaking for the first time as food controller -ia the House of Lords, on THursday, said the solution of the food question resolved itself into one of a system of rationing. It was not enough to maintain the food supply, but it was overwhelmingly essential that they be distributed fairly. The food controller said his first duty would be to ascertain the quantity of food stocks available and the stocks visible. There were many unpatriotic persons, he said, trying to get hold of supplies in excess of their wants. 'My said Lord Devon- be to adjust supplies com- ng into the country, so that every- body will- have an equal chance of jetting a fair more and mo -ess. On account of many people buy- ing ".up 'sup'piiesy sugar: ca.nnot be; got at all. A "reineay must be found for that.' Possibly" the bill y way will be bj a system of "It- was Baroa, Deyonport added, "that diminution of the consumption food was necessary. At present this diminu- tion could, only be brought about by voluntary abstinence, 'but if volun- tary abstinence was not successful it would be necessary to make abstin- ence compulsory." LLOYD GEORGE BETTER London, Dec. 15. Premier Lloyd George was much better this morning. He has every ex- pectation of being able to go be- fore the House of Commons on Tuesday. In the meantime he will remain indoors. DRASTIC STEPS, FOR RELIEF Ottatta, Dec Canada will now have to come to nat.onal econ omy in food, dressand personal ex- peuMtuies geneiallv such as Is being practiced m Great Britain where it is to lead to meatless days and the issue of ood tickets, is the opinion of Su it's" stock "of "tin plate before canning Thomas White, minister of finance, sMson started foi advance has returned from his visit to the OLO.BWII ___ _, j nf niili ilnfC Hip in Victoria, B. C., Dec. Ralph Smith, minister of finance, has. un- dertanea a complete audit and stock- taking of provincial affairs and .prop erty following the decision ot the ex- ecutive council.- Representatives ot Waterhouse Co., commence work today on the books. The minis tei has sent instructions to all govern ment ageats to take stock of the pro- pel ties of the govemmeut, tools equipment, implements, etc, and to send such lepoits in at the eailiest opportunib A. great deal is to he done and if leports are true and there is no reason to believe the) are not, it will he louml that the goveuiment ol the old season on cost The advance in the cost ot tin plate therefoie made the price of canned goods increase The question as to whethei oranges should be considered a luxun lather than a necessit, ot life was biought up bv Mi McNeill who held that oranges are a limit 5 Commissioner Hainson was of a diffeient opinion as was also Vice President Biggbjrf (CosTisruro ON PAGE 6) Old Country N'ot onh does the in ance mmistei consider that Canadians will have gieater peisonal sacrifices to make it the war 'S to be success- fully concluded, but he also takes the view that it will be neccssao as England has done, to. lestnct imports othei thin the necessaues of life or those leauired to- war purposes and cease the home production of such articles as Liumes, jewelh, etc nadlaii torpedo boat Grilse, which ha been" missing since she sent out Tues day night a wireless call foi help, in the past thirteen yeais 01 iuo stating, that she was 'sinking uatronige rule, has accunlu limped into Shelbiirne harbo- at 1030 lated tons of useless, 01 unused euuip rfonmlnir ar. elent ment automobiles, plows sorapeis, etc aie expected to run into tnous aria's of dollars more than lequired foi the amount of work that has bee" The Special Offer Closes To-morrow Night 'Which One of the Heiald's Busy Win This Useful Cash Is a Special Prize and All Triple Votes Secured While Working for It Count Toward Passenger Studcbaker, the Chevrolet and the Other, Regu- Shelburiie, N. S., Dec The Ca done A-Ocpleted Treasury lar Prizes. Tomonoft night at 'J o'clock the lafct special offer of The Heralds contest will tonje to A close in cash will be given to the can diclatc who secuies the most monej for subscriptions bv the above hom Is an pnre ana me winnmg'of It Mill m no dlsquali fv the winner from being one of the hie prize winners at the close of the (latest The wmnei of the special will be announced next Thurs Vote Schedule the Same Next Week The vote scale for this week and next week is the same but there be no specirl to work for neM Three years week The vote schedule for veek and next Is as lojl... 1200 One sear '.00 12 00 years me stars Extra for new business trip ed .tlfao Late to ctlll plontv nf after leaning tins toi the backward candidate, 01 a brand new candidate for that matter, to secure enough scrifitions to win this special and incidentally secure enough triple to be one of the big orlre wm- nei s at the close of the Contest New j candidates who have no time to se ri.ro supplies may list out their sun 01 a sheet of paper ind send them In with a remittance to cover saqe Old candidates who run out of supplies ma> do the same All candidates may work up to Hon Mr Bmith, bj the waj, is able to announce the provincial govern- ment has received asburai ces from the Canadian of Commeire that money necessan to cany on the business of the pi ov race will be foi in coming Tiie old government did not enough cash In the treasury to bu" seed for a canary, it is reported, so the work of the new minister must be that ot a suppliant foi awhile uu til some monev can be honored under the authorization ol the last leglsla ture Soon Disappeared AiithoriU was given to boiiow ten million dollais, bix million of which was to go to the Pacific Great East cm million was borrow ed and the old government -nade a lot of noise ahout its excellent tinancial genius but a million of that went to the P G, El and the other million was used up befoie the old govern ment finally tied up the port- alle and depalted When Hon Smith was appointed mmistei he must have relt like toe old Hd; who went to the cupboard, for the treas- ury was baie How bare, however he did not like to join corres- pondent inn the quesuon to him the ,iav jinmnr hail found six the must ha-ve beej oveilooked o'clock tonight, steaming at elgnt knots an houi Six members of hei crew iwere lost overboard during the fight against the btorm All the ofti oers ot the Grtfse are the vessel herself was little damaged -TheiGrilse's wireless.apparatus was put out of commission after the send ing out of the last "S OS" Tuesdaj -which was picked up and related by other steamers and the Cape Race wueless station __ RUMANIA'S PREMIER RESIGNS London, Dec. resigna- tion of Premier of Ru- mania, is reported by a Budapest newspaper a village as quoted in an Exchange Telegraph company's dispatch from Copenhagen. SALE OF WEST INDIES Copenhagen, via London, Dec. plebiscite held Thursday on the question of the sale of the Danish West Indies to the United States resulted in 283.000 votss being cast In favor of the sale and 157.0CO against.such action. GRANT SAFE CONDUCT London, Dei. entente, powers have 'decided .'to. granfi safe conduct to Count Tarnows'tci Von Tarnow, recently appointed Austro-Hungarian -ambassador to the United States., The foreign of- fice made 'itHis announcement to- day, saying'the entente had decid- ed to grant safe conduct in.con- sideration of representations made by the United States government. RUSSIANS'RETIRED Berljn, via Sayville, Dec. The Russians are continuing their retreat in .Rumania, burning vil- lage as they go, today's official announcement reports. The Rum- anian town of Buzeu has been cap- tured by the invaders. FRENCH ATTACKS Berlin, via Sayville, Dec. On the Verdun front on Thursday the mads 'three attempts to recapture trencKeS- taken re- cently by the Germans on Hill 304, the war .office announces. East of the Meuse, the French launched repeated attacks advancino in waves. The assaults were repuls- ed FILE YOUR BEST WISHES TO BOYS ON EARLY WIR London-, Dee. cable com U. .S. Railways Greatly Increase Charges In Effort to Release Cars Washington, Dec. re- flations adopted by -the railroads vent into effect today, with the ap- iroval of the Interstate-Commerce Commission, as emergency measures o relieve the shortage of .freight cars. The first regulation provides that he consignee may have the. usual wo days, to unload a, car, and after demurrage-shall' be chargediat the..rate of ?l-for .he second, ?8 for the-third-and'lo for the .fourth and lay; Heretofore the charge: haSfheen uniformly SI a day and slgnees, notably automobile concerns and coal 'dealers, are declared to'liave jeen glad to permit shipments to stand .for long periods because rthe penalty 'was so small that it com- iared favorably with warehouse char- Another order met eases the daily rental paid by railroads to each other for cars from 45 to ff5'cents per car, or about 70 per cent Some eastern roads are said to have from oOOO to foieign cais of the single type The ordei is expec'eJ'te serious foi some small loads which never have had equipment of their own. SUCH A CONFERENCE WOULD BE A FAILURE Germany Refuses to Reveal Terms on Which She AVould End Wai- London. Dec. interest was aroused here by a dispatch from the United States intimating that Germany would not at present pro- pose specific terms of peace nor even a truce, but hoped that, representa- tives of all the warring powers might, assemble at The Hague In January to consider whether a practicable basis for peace could be found. Among those who were made acquainted with this idea, which did not reach London newspapers up to a late hour, there was found almost complete unanimity. that such a proposal would be fore- doomed to failure. Academic, discussion of a practic- able basis of peace, it was held, was possible in the columns of neutral newspapers and might 'even lie wel- comed, but for representatives of bel- nations to sit down together, at a round table conference .and hound PARLIAMENT MAY NOT MEET TILL FEBRUARY Ottiwa Dec is said to be little likelihood of a .date, being fixed for the opening of parliament until after the return of-Sir Robert Borden fiom the west ]ust before Christmas If the announcement Is delayed until that date the house is not Iikelj to meet beloie Thuisdai Jan 3n ml n-Ui-U'-U-e fol- lowing Thursday, reb 2 It Js cus t t owng u, tomaiv to give at least 30 days no ;icc-of the opening of pailiament Park husines WISCONSIN FIRE 4; Falls vWis Dec 14- centre of. this tqwjl -The London-, Dee. cable com Business earlv names anticipating a rush of season- practicill} destioyed b) file early able greetings to and from Canadians liodav the loises aggregating 5100 heie, have asked that such messaged be filed In December "0 rt the OCEAN LINER BELIEVED TO BE LOST WIFE BEATS HUSBAND OUT IN MAYORALTY CONTEST i m tomorrow night on tlio special LmatilU, Oregon Official an. noiiJcement was made that Mrs E Staichel was elected niavor o Unntllla recently, dei eating her bus band foi reelection Women wer elected also to all othei offices in I the municipal government, Including MARKETS Spot. wheat L6cal track wheat, December wheat May wheat Local track oats December oats December flax WEATHER High Low Forecast: Mostly fair local snow falls. 163 .50 250, 36 31 and mild, one another in the hope of agreement, which could pnly be most vague and nebulous, was re- garded as-not feasible. It was pointed out that the. accep- tance by the entente posal would-merely be playing. Germany's hands. It would, increase opportunities, of her arranging diplo- matic intrigues, it would foment Mopes: of peace, which would not be an en- during'peace; it would increase and might to a certain sxtent, justify the belief that the war. was a draw, an idea which the allies reject. No Sympat'hy-in Russia "Petrogi ad via London, Dec. The peace the -central powe-s is the Russian government as "an 'attempt .to court, public opinion and encourage the ot Germany byx appealing to nut the responsibility for the contin uation of the war upon the entente. The proposal has been received bv official Petrogi ad without an atom of. sympathy. Wilson .Waiting Washington, Dec 15 President Wilson probably will not finally de- termine on any foimal steps in con nectiou with the peace proposals ot the central powers itotll after David Lloyd-George British pnme mmistei, has'spoken.in the House of Commons on Tuesday next. 1 German Threats London Dee me Globe-to- day there is a long editorial in le- gard to the reports from neutral tals of the anxiety on the part of-tho German people for peace and threats of borne German newspapers that un- less peace proposals of the central powers are accepted there will be more ruthless piosecution of the war Commenting on these reports the Globe says All In good time the terms ot the allies will be set forth but the state ment will not be hastened an horn eithel b> the piotestations of love foi peace or by threats Discuss Situation Copenhagen, via London Dec 15 The Berlin Lokal Anzeiger says it learns that Major Ernest Bassermann of the National Libeials in the reictt- stag has proposed a meeting of the .eichstag finance oommitteeMn order to discuss the foreign political situa- tion Utmost importance is attached to the proposed meeting which is to be seciel the newspaper adds i m o itfoi and then aiail their lesults treasurer. e m ton, council seats, recorder and city donla Lloyd's slate that this steamer, was for some time, is MUevri to be Aid for theNeedy Ones F md as sen "rouslj and as promptly as they should Christmas is get till very newer, m another week the homes of all but the 1 be stored with good things for the great dav_ of the year Sm eh the unfortunate homes' are not to be over ooked snt jeai this appeal who wants to help his fellow Cairyou do better than contribute a few dollars that may moan -i basket of edibles for the Christmas table or a package of toys to? the hWe folks who otherwise woultt not be given anything Now la the time to act Let us have your subscription early The Nursing Mis to must have an idea ot the amount of money likely to be_available can p.epare for the distribution of Christmas cheer f Already acknowledged E. M. Carson. Jeaii MacBetn J. Morgan A. J. Lessard C. McCre'afy C. .Walsh ?66 25 100 1.00 2.00 200 1.00 ;