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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME 'X. LETHBRIDGE. ALBERTA- "'.SATURDAY. DKCEMBKU Hi, lO E" VERDUN FRONT In Blatant" Speech Makes Sig- nificant Gesture of What They Will Do To Allies SAYS GOD OF BATTLES HAS BEEN WITH THEM ontest News With Victory Now, He Says They Have Given Oppor- tunity Peace London, Doc. tlm arc completely victors, On Frida; J made a proposal to the enemy t( discuss the question of further war o said'Hie German Emperor, ail dressing '.he troops in Alsace recent ly, according to a dispatch publishe in the Cologne Gazette, says a Reu tor's dispatch from Amsterdam. I "What, will-come of it I do not yet the Emperor said. "It is a' matter for the enemy now ty decide! if fleliting is still to go on.' IE the enemy still thinks he has not had enough, then I know you will--------" Here the Emperor, says the corre- spondent, made a "'war like ivliiejv produced a fierce smile on the faces ot his men. The newspaper dispatch describes -how--the troops were drawn up in parade order, a number of aeroplanes being in readiness to ward oft pos- sible air attack. The Emperor was accompanied by the Crown Prince and General Von of the army group. After inspecting t'ae troops the .Em- peror made the speech, thanking them for protecting that region. The stead- fastness of the troops in the west, he said, had made it possible to deal, de- structive blows in the east. He spoke in "words most wrathful, in contempt of that people in the east which had Uiougiit to stick a dagger in the back of our ally." The judgment of God had fallen on them, the Bmperor declared, in the campaign which- had been conducted according to the, brilliant plans oi Field Marshal .Von Hindenburg. The Emperor added: old God of battles directed. We were His instruments, and we are proud of it." Afterward, the correspondent states the Emperor talked to officers for a half hour on the Rumanian cam- paign, which he 'is said-to have de- scribed'as the "irony of Tonight'at 9 o'clock the special closes. The can- didatc who turns In the great- est amount of money for sub- scriptiona last weak and this v week will be given this splon- v did special prize. All votes secured while working for the 5100 count toward the automo- v Mies, piano, .and other regu- lar prizes. All candidates may work up to the last minute of the offer tonight ami then mail" thciix v results. Winner will te an- v nounced next Thursday to al- low us ample 'time to hoar from all out-of-town candi- dates New candidates are still ne- ing accepted. If you wish to take advantage of the cash offer and haven't time to receive supplies, list out your subscribers on a sheet of pap- er and send them in to the con- test department with a remit- to cover them. Candi- dates who runyout of supplies mav do likewise. Strange Words Fall From-Lips of King Constan.tine in Yield- ing to Ultimatum THIS IS PROOF THAT THEY-ARE FRIENDLY London Paper Points Out How Neutral Countries Get False Ideas of Announcements London, Dec. The British cen aorsflip is again taken to task- by -th Times today on. the sev oral recent important official state ments, notably the. speeches of Chan- cellor Von Methmann Hollweg and A. Bonar Law were .transmitted: iii such fragmentary. form as to convey ah entirely wrong .impression as to their Willing to Make Reparation For Attacks on Troops In Recent Affair Spread The Christmas Cheer A week fromjoday and .all the Christinas diem- will have been stored away ready for distribution on Christmas Kvo. .This leaves a week 'for tho Goodfellows to prepare the feast for Ihu Homes unable to suiiply their own Christmas dinner and a-Santa Clans for the children. Wo want everv Lethbridge home to be happy and bright and jo ul on Christmas Day. The Coodfellows can do their part by coutnbuUng o the Herald Christmas Fund. This fund will be distributed by he Nursing Mission. Miss Tilley and tho Know the needv familles-and there are more needy families in the city would imagine with so much prosperity around. They will see that hese homes are brightened on Christmas Day. Every deserving home will have a visit from the Herald basket, containing food and a remem- brance for the little boys and girls. Now come along Goodlcllow-b and play the part of Santa Claus. Previously acknowledged Children .McLean's S. D....................... J-M Grant and Moir, Barons E. Tompkins-' R. R. Davidson Thos. Evans BAN HAIR PINS NOW meaning in neutral countries. Times singles out as perhaps the most serious error the fact that the first version of the German chancellor's peace, declaration, as sent ;out by wireless, represented him as speaking of "propositions which the central powers will bring" forward tiation." It points out that the German news- paper version shows distinctly that the chancellor is not now making pro- posals, but would do so if negotiations were opened. The Times charges that the censor- ship is responsible for isolated, in- accurate sentences of Bonar Law's speeches in parliament on the finan- cial situation reaching Wall Street dn Thursday in a manner bound con- vey a deplorable imuressionJf The pa- per adds that grossly misleading ver- sions of statements by. members of were fre-: Dec. official tele- gram announcing that Greece lad ac- cepted unreservedly the conditions of the allies was received at the foreign offlce at midnight, according t-j Petit Journal. Professes Friendship London. Dec. to an Athens dispatch to Renters, Greece has replied to the allies' ultimatum by saying that it accepts the demands made on. it as ii is desirous of giving another manifest proof of sincerely friendly sentiments which have al- ways animated it toward the entente allies. The reply says that no hostile movements of troops have ever taken place or been projected and that the transfer ot material northward will immediately Orders have al- ready been given, it is said, regarding movements of trbops and war material and will be carried..out as rapidly, as- possible. In respect to the attack on the Bri- tish and Blench marines in Athens on December 1st. the government de- clares that it desires to give every legitimate satisfaction and refers to. its proposals to arbitrate. It ex- presses .the hope that the allied pow- ers will reconsider their decision to continue the blockade which, it says, straining relations and impressing public, opinion. The reply concludes with the ex- pression of a desire by the govern- ment and people of Greece for a re- sumption of the excellent traditional confidence which previously existed between Greece and the entente na- tions. ______ Dec. to the parliamentary corre- spondent ot the Daily News, the government's orders for chocking the use of metal in non-war manufactures include the prohibition of further mak- ing of women's hair pins. f.. permitted t LU jiut____f the English to fall into German auemu hands. tlnilMA DECLARES AGAINST PEACE "The correspondent Dec 15 -A dispatch to quotes the Emperor as saying, J-iec. for it. We and this has called a war of starvation." Renter's Telegram company from Pe trograd says: L'he duma has unanimously passed a the acceptance of he German peace proposals, after ja spirited speech hy the minister of for- iffatrs." THECITWIHE Chief Increase is _- _ a. Papers Signed Price To Be Bylaw To Be Submitted" Options onlhe Grace coal mine taken today by the city commission- ers on behalf of. the city, the- pur- chase price "being 'fixed at The papers were, signed up today, and Mr. Grace will allow the option to .ex- tend until the necessary bylaw provid- ing Tor the purchase has 'been sub- milled to the ratepayers. If the' by- law carries, the city will be immedi- ately deeded the property by Mr. Grace at' the price above named. The commissioners agree to prepare submit a money bylaw to the rate- payers at the earliest possiolo date. Tho mayor believes that the price is a very" reasonable one, as. the city has for a year or> two. contemplated the. imrchase'of this mine, and ail mater- ial gathered upon it, indicates that the prOBOerty would -be a .valuable IN RUMANIA Berlin, via Sayville, Deo. Teutonic forces in Rumania are continuing their advance all along the front, it is announced in 'to-v day's war office statement. Two thousand more prisoners have been brought in. In Dobrudja the Russians have retired. Suddenly Swift Offensive Brings French Lines to Where They. Were Before the German Drive Early in the Year. TEHKIFIC ARTILLERY PREPARATION (BY FRENCH HAD ITS EFFECT Report in London That Three Prominent Canadians Are To Be Honored DISCUSSING PEACE Dec. Von Benistorffi, German ambassa-, dor in conferred with Secretary Lansing this morn- ing, seeking information as to the attitude of the United States to- ward'the peace proposals of the central powers, to discuss -the general subject of peace from this government's viewpoint and to give any Information Mr. Lansing might desire on ihel attitude of the German government. London, Dec. elevation to the peerage of a Canadian now resi- dent in London and-the bestowal of a baronetcy upon another citizen of the Dominion-.who is living in the Bri- tish metropolis is predicted in gos- sip concerning the King's New Year's honors list. According to gossip a, baronetcy is going to a third fro dian who is at present in Canada. Sev- eral other distinctions are certain >foi AUSTRIAN ATTACKS Berlin, via Sayville, Dec. A successful raid by Austro-Hun- garian troops on Russian lines, west of Lutsk, is reported in to- army headquarters state- ment. German Defenders Abandoned Huge Quantities of Supplies and for General Neville Before His Step Up. Paris Dec his lost act. before assiimlng'the .chief command the French armies on the western front. Genera 1 Neville Friday smashed the German line'veast ot the along a front of six miles. The victorj has advanced thfe French positions two miles and they are now short d stance of'where the Germans stood at the outset of the great Verdun drive The military authorities describe victory as complete and. crush- ing and carried out without a hitch. Since his last great stroke when the blood-soake'd ruins of Fort Vaux and Douaumont fell once more Jnto the hands of Verdun's defenders General Neville has been quietly preparing to push his advantage bv an attack on a larger scale Men ampguns had bee assembled, shells piled everything was, m readiness moment ,ben the general should see Mb opportunity Then the blow fell like a thunder hnli Terrific artlller' preparjitlpn flattened the German defences, then the guns Jer Ivaled and" chain of steel behind wbicl, the infantrA !m every trench from Peppei Hill to hejond Damloup dashed forward an some of the members of the Canadian militia forces. Official announcement appeared in the Gazette-yesterday .of the appointment to a baronetcy of Sir Henry' Mereriltlfr president of the Bank of Montreal, who was awarded that' honor some weeks ago. nnmi nr tNuDuirur INCREASE GO P. C. London, Dec. retail j prices of food rose 3 per cent, last month, sa'ys a statement by the board of trade, which shows an increase of pre-war prices of S4 per cent. Other items of expenditure, such as rent, clothing and .light, have not advanced to the same extent, says the board, which estimates that the total increase in the cost of living of the working class families since the war average 60 per cent. COMING BACK TO CANADA London, Dec.'. 15. LJeut.-Col. J. StanKold, M. P., and Major C. S. Chipman are going to 'Canada on -leave, and Lieutenants F. B. McFar- ren, F. R: Weaver, C. Howell, are pro- ceeding home on sick leave. To Be In Canned goods; leather Water, delivered and milk show the greatest percent- Water, piped .10 1.60 .20 1.50 a age of increase in price between July 1st and Nov. 22, according to'the1 fig; ures brought out, before the cost of living investigation up till today. No advance In rents, and light is shown. Woollen goods show some increase, but .cottons have advanced very little. Flour also shows a big advance, and of is reflect- ed in the price of .bread. At this morning's 'sesion of tho there were examined A. L SIcKelvie'of McKelvIe and Me- Gnire; A. Hufner; W. J. Nelsoa; Frank H. Cox of Cox's Dairy; N; J; Schweitzer of the Model Bakery, ai George McLeod of McLeod Rents Lump coal Water, bbl one for the city. Tho question of a tramway to bridge the river will be now thoroughly goiie_' into, and defi- American Collieries ?12.00 2-M .-.20 25 .2o Cambridge, Dec. Muensterberg, professor of psycholo- gy of Harvard university, unex- pectedly today while lecturing before a class. at Kedcllffe college. Prof. Muensterberg, on the lecture plat- form, was seized with what appears to have been a fainting spell. Some of the young women members of his class, of whom there were GO, went to his side, and then 'called on the col- lege physician, Dr. Jewett. Dr. Muensterberg gained promin- ence, since the war. his frequent contributions defending Germany from the attacks made upon her in the American press. Lethbridge citizens and residents. of Southern Alberta generally will be shocked to learn of the sudden death of Mrs. L. F. Bonuell, wife of L. F. Bonnell, a prominent resident of the I city, and an old-timer of this part of I the province. The death occurred I last evening, at; Bait hospital, after a very short illness from blood poison- ing. Bonnell had just recently returned from, a visit to the States. Mrs. Bonnell. who was in her 46th year, is survived by her husband and a family of six children, Sophronia Pulton, Esther, Harry, Percy and Ken neth. Corporal Fiiiton Bonnell has been at Kingston. attending artillery school, and is hastening home now, laving-been called by wire yesterday. The funeral will likely be held on Tuesday, though arrangements are lot yet fully completed. Mrs. Bonnell with ifer. an rnpmv'still stunned by the bombardment n place" the Geimans gallantly strove to bold their pound but General Neville's dispositions were so well made that they were geneially powerless to stem even-momenUril) the tide One after another Vaeheiamille and Lomemen villages, ChambieUe farm and. Hardaumont and Bebcnvaux works Ml without the detente, hav- ns to carry awaj either guns 01 material and prisoners beg-an to 8trSeaTBteadiiy Jarwald to pens prepared to, their leception The weather, according to hitherto accepted notions, was all against an It was wet and misty and Fiench officers believed that tins fact undoubtedly led he Germans, to miscalculate the mjrtabiliu oZ attack Wi etched weatliei did not prevent also the aviatois from lendenns valuable aid to the attack hei'- Cervices aie believed to have had an iiunortant bearing on the fact ?iat the" French losse were singularly small A large number of prisoners, accordSnE apices nearl? 9000, ,s an indication of the prise of the received m Pans with enthusiasm as well relief to the gloornj tidings from Kumama GeiiuVi Ni.el.s ,s .-.e of the hour. Hi! latest aontaement justifies ,t is felt, his choice as com mander-m-chicf, and augurs well for the future MANY GUNS CAPTURED Paris Dec IG.-The number of guns captured fiom the Geimans m General Neville's victorj in the Verdun front as counted np to the present is eig ai neviue a viiji-uij U7, according to the latest repoits reaching Pam Mrs. rjOlluull ivlln ived in the south country! for over iwenty years, residing for (the most lart at Cardston. She originally cams :rom Missouri. Light, 16 c.p. In the figures .60 submitted by the merchants examined, there were no practical changes from those submit- ted by merchants in the same line of busLless examined yesterday. Boots liave advanced about 50 cents per pair on lines worth from Sl.OO up. In the examination of Mr. Cox as to the increase in the of milk he declared that milk advanced every winter, but tho greater advance, this year is due to the scarcity and tho Winnipeg, Man., Dec. Thomas Kelly's petition for a new trial, ad- dressed to the Hon. .C. J. Doherty minister of justice, has. been met with a denial. E. Anderson, senior... counsel for Kelly, has received a reply from [he .minister, which, iii effect says the minister has no authority to interfere in the matter, on the strength of the petition as presened, and' that, there- fore he can take no .action upon it. Gait Collieries .Inly 1 Nov. 22 Rents...... nite surveys'mado'To'estahiisii ihojfcsl, beat location for iliis tramway. The mayor believes that 'the mine will be j Chinook Collieries ft money-making proposition tor the i city and 'frill provide a means of sub-1 Coal, nut......... reducing the tax rate. 'Coal, lump ..........i.W George McLeod of McLeod Bros, year is due to me scarcity a. u ,..o Sworn statements were also submit-1 demand of the farmers highei ted by the Gait, Chinook and North. American Collieries showing the rents paid by the miners, the cost of fuel, and light furnished by the com- panies. 2.00 2.GO 2.25 -2.60 price. N. Schweitzer of the Model Bak cry showed' that both white bread and hrowa had advanced from five cents for a 111 02. -loaf on July 1st, to 8 1-3 cents for a 17 oz. loaf on Nov. 22. He declared the increase wholly due to tho great increase in the price oi flour, ilo also claims- that a better duality, of. bread is being provided at the higher price. The commission adjourned at- It o'clock until two o'clock this after (CONTINUED Oil I'AQE' NO COUNTER ATTACK Paris Dee Althoush there has been a livelj bombaidmeut along the entire front north of Verdun fiom the Meuse to the Woovre, ovei which the Fre ch swep in advance of Friday, no conntei attack was made bv the Germans during the night says today's war office statement HUNS ADMIT DEFEAT HBI-HH via, SavUlle Dec Violent artlllmv fighting occurrej In Bel glum o, Friday f announced ofncialls Southeast otJS.llebeke. German froops advanced to the second line, where the defenders, the stale- fiout the French drove the Geimaus from advanced positions east of the Meuae The French plan of attack was drawn-up by Ger.--al TveUlIe, now commander-in-ohief with the eonoui rence of General Petam who at the time was his superior officer The assault proper was left tos General JIangln. 'It was made by ctivi- Admitted an Agreement Between Some Dealers to Raise thePrice of Milk MARKETS Spot wheat Locai track wheat December wheat May Local track oats December oats December flax 168 167 171 WEATHER High Generally fair, not much change in. temperature. That the Edgehill, Cox and Crystal dairies had an agreement whereby the price of milk, was raised to per quart in November was the admission wrung from George H. Watson of the Edgehill Dairy at last night's session of the high cosntniving investiga- tion Commissioner Har- rison, who is conducting the investi- declared that he knew of no. other western city .which was charg- ing such a high price-not oven Cal- gary, where 10 (marts are sold for the dollar. Mr. Harrison: "What is the reason for the Increase-In the price of milk? Mr. Wntson: "It costs more to pro- duce it, and it costs more to purchase It from the1 farmer. The cows must be stabled In winter." "What did you piiy the e paid 4% cents a quart in m 0% cents' now." ''Why do you charge four cents Why the-'eitra two cents? "It coats more to handle milk In winter." 'There is fuel to and more loss from breakages." "HoW many milkman are there in We. are not all selling at the same price. Some ate selling at 10 quarts t'or a dollar. "No agreement at all9' "No." "Are you sure? Remember, you are under oath." "Well, we decided v, e coilldn t sell ot less than S quarts for a dollai "Whom do you mean bj 'ne' "The Crystal. Cox and Edgehlll dairies." I "About the 13th or 14th ot Novem- ber." and 42 Lethbri 16 "About ten fXUUUb you any inaBoclatiou for fix- What was the previous winter "Ten quarts for a dollai "Don't you think eight quails is pretty "No Not under the circumstanced "What was paid to the farmers other "About 6M cents per quart.' "In "Yes." "And now it is 6'4 "Yes.' But we have to haul'It now, which coats, halt a cent a quart' "Do you think that is justification for increasing the price (to consumers an additional 2% cents over iMt -win- sions or close to comma-id of such leaders as General DeLIaud Huy and Geneial Du ame The 'ront which the French in- fantry held since the recapture of Douaumont and Vaux, The southern slopes of Pepper Hill east of the Mouse, between Bras and Yachcrauville, ,Haudremont Wood, Haudi emout quarries the region north ot Fort Douaumont, the quarries of Fort Douaumont the small -wood southeast of Fo-t Douau moat, Haudremont wood, of Vaux and the Fort ot Vaux Behind that line General Nenlle had distrib- uted grouDs of powerful' batteries which for seventy hours before vthe attack hammered the German ppsi tions particularly those on Pepper Hill and at Hardaumont and Bezott vaux To impioie and strengthen their line it was necessary to wrest from their advei sary the, tamous Pepper Hill, the crest of Hill 372, which com mands Fosses wood, Lt> Bauche and Hassoule of Douaumont Fait, as well as important works Hardaumont, west of Douaumont and north of and it possible the. vil- lage of most of whose houses are in Woevro The church of this village is on the southern slopes of Hill 329 unon the othel (CONTINUED ON PAQB which lies" the village of. Ornes, one of he first towns can led by the Ger- mans at the beginning ot their victdi- t ous advance Promptly at 10 am.. Jive attacking dH isions, each of covered a front of one and one-quarter miles, advanced behind a screen ttjfe i, of giins ot all calibres They swarm- ea rapidly Into German trenchesi Ger- mim troons m these positions, prised by the suddenness of the at-_ tack, offered comparatively little re- t slstance v In the village of Vachsrau- vilie where the Germans, had Instajled t a of machine .guns, the gle was sharp, but nbne the, loss short. More to the east the French, forma- tions charged slopes ot Hill, carrying all before ;