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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta LKTHBRIDGE. ALBERTA MONDAY, DKCKMBKK 1S, NUMBER 7 CONTINUE SUCCESSES STATE -OBJECTIVES" OF THE ALLIES IN THE WAR Believe Germans Have This In Mind If Peace Proposals Not Accepted AVOULD NOT HESITATE TO COMMIT OUTRAGE Will Not Shrink From Thii Violation to Obtain a tegic Decision 1'aris, via London, Dec. 18. The Temps in 'ii leading editorial today headed: "The :other sug- gesting that German peace manoeu., vrcs possibly hides preparations for a further crime lu the violation of Switzerland, says that Germany bc able to say that the world was warned tlfat if the allies refused lieace. they must accept the conse- (Iliencos, and will base her action on the dictation that necessity knows no law, which was the excuse for the; of Belgium. "After fruitless tactical successes, it savs "Germany is ready to do any- thing for a strategic decision. It is incontcstible that unlawful violent acts Germany threatens as calculated consequences of her pseudo-peace pro. justify this anxiety. If Ger- many thinks it necessary to destroy the rights of neutrals in order to ob- tain a decision, she will neither shrink nor hesitate. The risk here is not platonic; it is immediate. Switzer- land knows she has everything to fear from her German neighbor, and knows the value of the Berlin scrap of ptp- er' V Winnipeg, Dec. An Ottawa dispatch to the Telegram today says: "lieforc leaving for Kus- liind, Sir George Foster ar- ranged for the establishment of a samule market.' tor west- ern grain within the next few months. The establishment of the samiile market was delayed through representations I hat it might interfere with rapid marketing. "The government will, how- ever, proceed to put into ef- t'ect the sample market at once. Last winter in discus- sing the grain question Hon. Robert Rogers, advocated the establishment lit such markets, whereby I lie grain could be purchased for its milling value independent of arbitrary grades in effect. Now In Safe Retreat Beyond the Sereth River Sheltered By Russians RUSSIANS DEFENDING i ENTIRE FRONT NOW Forces Hope to Check- Further Advance of In- vading Teutons Demand on Mines Here Very of Cars tox Handle Output Saskatchewan and Manitoba are in Does Not Believe Intervention At Present Would Help Along Peace Rome, Dec. 17, via Paris, Pope Benedict has no intention of at- tempting to mediate among the bel- ligerents at present, according to a statement issued today by the Vatican statement, says that neither tiie Pope nor Holy See have made, or wish to make, any comment regarllng many's peace .proposals and tlHie- fore any announcements attrib-Htm 'o (hem are absolutely unfounded. It is added that the Pope naturally has an ardent desire for peace, but that he does not believe any intervention at the present moment would hasten its conclusion; ilioro is very heavy as a consequence. ijOrders .for! coal, accompanied by ap- leals to hurry it along, are being re- ceived from some Saskatchewan joints where the thermometer is as low as SO below zero. Southwestern Saskatchewan to. date seems to be-the hardest hit, although one Saskatchewan dealer states there enough coal in store there for only i very few days, while country towns around are very short. The C. P. R. is supplying plenty of coal cars. There has not been a day all fall or winter when the mines nave been forced to close down owing to lack of cars for loading, while in other years, lack of.-, cars has always been one of the principal reasons for slack time in the mines. Since the recent strike, the output has not quite recovered to the normal figure, and it is not likely to until after the holi- day season is over. The weather forecast for Manitoba and Saskatchewan for tomorrow is generally fair and. decidedly cold. Be- tween shortage of cars in the north, a somewhat decreased output in the south and smaller- shipments than usual of American coal, the two prairie provinces to the east are fac- ing a fuel problem which might easily become serious. B. C. HOTELKEEPER KILLED Nelson, Dec. Mead, pro- prietor of the Cisston hotel, Crestou, was killed instantly Saturday after- noon, when the top of his. head was blown pit' by an explosion of a gaso line lighting tank. London, Dec. Teutonic offensive in Rumania has been arrested by Russian fire, the Rus- sian war office announces. The statement as interpreted by the British admiralty and collected by the Wireless Press was made pub- lic as follows: "On the Ruman- ian front in the region west and southwest of Romniku-Sarat, our scouts made reconnaissances. In the region of the Felipechti rail- way station in the region of Dih- batogu the offensive of the enemy was arrested by our fire." Rumania Army Safe Paris, Rumanian army is now 'safe, acording to the news re- ceived in Paris last night, says the Petit Parisien. The paper says the survivors are now beyond the Sereth River at Jassy. The entire Ruman- ian front is now stated to be held by tlie Russians alone. After the Buch- i arcst-Floechtl line was lost, the story says, the Russians sent divisions and forces of cavalry to support, the re- treat of the Rumanian army. King Ferdinand fell back as rapidly as pos- sible assured of tha possibility of re-. forming- behind the shelter of the Rus- and continued the withdrawal- .....lout halting until the Sereth was. crossed. The Russians offered a strong resistance to tile Germans in the region of Buzeu so as to perniit engineers to construct a defensive front between Rimnik Sarat and the Danube marshes, on which front, it' is stated, the Russians intend to stop the advance of the invaders. Sacrificed His Life to Save Crew Hamilton, Out., Dec. Nineteen-year-old ISrncst Cle- ment, the wireless operator, died a horrible death in the storm which nearly wrecked tlie torpedo boat Grilse. The yunng wireless operator gave his life that the rest of the crew might live. The official statement, which has reached his mother, Mrs. T. H. Cle- ment, at her home here, an- nounces that ,he had volun- teered to go on deck in the midst of a howling sixty-mile gale, which was driving a fur- ious wave over tile little war- ship, and repair the shattered wireless outfit which bad been almost wrecked by the storm. He failed. A tremendous wave swept with titanic force over the deck and, caught up like a straw, he was thrown over- board. This was the last of Ernest Clement. His fatber, Corporal H. t. Clement, is now- lying wounded in a French hos- pital, i Lloyd-George Ready for Election ii MORE CANADIANS WANTED Toronto, Dec. Mr. Kemp, spanking at a banquet yesterday, an- nounced that the British government J. Oborn Gets 36 Cents Pound For May Go Cents' LIES READY TO HE WORK Now York, Dec. taken by'German-shipping interests in anti- cipation of peace was revealed here today when announcements came from -local offices of two big German transatlantic lines that instructions had been made to make freight con tracts for shipments from New "ioik to Germany "After resumption of our regular service." "We take pleasure in announcing, said the statement issued by the Hamburg-American line. 'That we nowHare open to make freight engage What is believed to be a new re- cord price for wool to1 Southern Al- berta growers was established Friday when JVC-born, of Milk Hiver, a pro minent. sheep rancher, sold his wool to Hatch and Lewis of Lethbridge, for 36 cents per pound. Mr. Oborn had a carload of it, and naturally he is immensely pleased at the price ob- tained.' The highest price paid to Southern Alberta growers previous to that was 33 cents. Mr. Oborn was the last to finish shearing this season, and when he was ready to sell, the oilers of big prices bad'been withdrawn by U. S. dealers pending the results of the U. S. elec. tions. So Mr. Oborn stored the wool and now he Is able to obtain a price much higher than previously offered His clip sheared better than 10 pounds to thev-animal. The opinion has been expressed bj prominent sheep men that wool would climb to 45 cents before long. noware onen to mae reg eg had just urgently cabled for tout m United States to Hamburg ore railway construction corps aud f our .e more railway construction four more forestry battalions, Herald's Busy Competitors are Planning Attack on Prize List Contest Closes Saturday Night at Indica- tions Point to a Strenuous Are Very Valuable Worth-'Every Elegant'Autos Included The Prizes in of.th.e Special Will Be Announced Thursday. I on resumption of our .e atter conclusion of peace or such earlier time as obstac los" to' such resumption may be re moved." In a notice sent nut to freight brpk by Oelrichs Co., general agents 'in this country for the North German Lloyd Steamship line, a similar an nouncenient was made ton'freight con tracts between this port aud Bremen We Need Your Help, Goodfellows Tlie Hc'rald's Goodfellows' Fund is growing, but not growing fast enough. The object of the fund is to bring Christmas cheer to those homes in Lethbridgc where the circumstances would not ordinarily permit of the celebration of this season of cheer and goodwill in fitting stvle There are some of these homes in Lethbridge in the. midst of all our prosperity. A few dollars contributed to Tlie Herald's Good- fellows' Fund may bring great happiness to some home that would other- wise bc cheerless, witli the little ones looking in vain for Santa on Christinas morning. Come along. Goodfellows of Lethbridge, show your goodwill bv devoting a small portion of your prosperity to this good work. Previously acknowledged Crest Clifford and Harry Norman J. Rundle E. J. Faunch lluriel Hyssop ........................1....... Miss C. Trenholme Miss U. A. Flctt ?79.25 1.00 .50 2.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 French Continue Their Drive At Verdun, and Take More Prisoners THIS SHOWS TRUE CONDITION HUN ARMV No Official News of Sudden Ac- tivity of British Near Kut-el-Amara London, Dec. inside sources it is learned that Premier Lloyd George, in making his speech in the House of Commons on Tuesday, may not only re- capitulate the allies' objects in the-war, but will declare that he .is supported by 99 per cent., of., the population in stating .that there can.be- no.thought of peace until these objectives are obtain- able. In the unlikely event of the House of Commons disagreeing with the premier in the; slightest degree he will advise the King to1, dissolve parliament and .tak'e'.'the opinion of the country rat. E eral election. Few here doubt1' that such a.n appeal with'the pre- mier himself making the whirl-. wind campaign., on which he threatened when.fight- ing to overthrow the -Asqujth ministry, would result, in- thV rV turn of which "could" be depended on to support him to the utmost. TEMPORARY COMMAND London, Dec. 17 Lieut.-Col. A. B. Carpenter has been given temporary i of the 13th training bri- gade. Hon Duncan Marshall, minister agriculture, will open the big new consolidated school at Coaldale on Thursday evening of this week, and other! prominent gentlemen will be in attendance. The school has recently completed and is a handsome been one PEERAGE FOR SIR MAX AITKEN Much interest is being created in the general meeting, of the Board of Trflde to be.held Tuesday evening in the.board One of the chief items of business will be the discussion of the report of the special committee on member- ship and finance, and it is understood that sonie interesting proposals are to be submitted b'y this, committee which will involve ..somewhat of a revolution in board affairs. The re- classification of railway tariffs in HANDS PEACE NOTE TO BRITISH GOVT. London, Dec. peace note of the central powers was handed to the British govern mer.t today, by Walter Hmes Page, United States ambassa- dor in London. Western Canada effect on i Lethbridge will also be' a; matter tori discussion. No afternoon- haps for candidates and their helpers this week. .This is the last week of the Herald's big prize contest, and irhe live hustlers are minutes wishing they could stretch hours. Saturday is Last Day Promptly' at midnight Saturday tlie contest closes and candidates will then gather together their reserve votes and subscriptions and send or brine them in to the contest manager to deposit in the ballot box for the Judges'to count the next Thursday, night. Alt candidates and their friends may secure subscriptions .up to the last mimitu of the contest. Money orders, drafts, etc., may be secured the Tuesday morning following the close of the contest. Watch for full closing rules whlcji will be found in tomorrow's isaue. 'All votes must be in the ballot box by S p.m. Tluirsday, Dec. 2Sth, other- wise the Judges will not be able to count them, for the Dual .count begins promptly at 8 p.m. It is expected, i that the final returns will be known by 11 p.m. Prizes will be awarded Friday, December 29th and commission Saturday December 30th. A Reserve rs Essential Are yon lining up a. big reserve for the .finish, or are'you content with your standing? If you are wise you will make every minute couin. during DROP IN FLOUR Winnipeg, Dec. the rapidJSe'cllne of wheat, millers this afternoon anpunced'a dfoD of 70 coats per barrel '.on flour, .making the price M.So per sack. I A special feature oicture is to be shown at the Orpheum Wcdnes day and Thursday in suoport of the Patriotic Fund for Lethbridge. The name of the feature "If your country should call.'' It deals with the duty of a young man to- wards his country in Wa.rtime, and is a most dramatic produc- tion. The feature been spec iaily obtained by Managei; Vor the patriotic fund all pro- ceeds over expenses will po the fund on these two nights, Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Paris. Dec. French forces have taken a total of German prisoners on the Verdun front since December 15, according to the an- nouncement made by the French war office this afternoon. A violent Ger- man counter-attack on the Meuse has resulted in qerman forces securing a, footing at Chambrettes farm. Sunday's Statement Paris, Dec. night's oflicial statement says the French continue their success on the right bank of- the Meuse. Progress was made in Cau- rieres wood, the .French capturing the village of Bezonva'ux yesterday. Pris- oners still being brought back- exceed 0000, of whom 250 are officers; 81 guns were taken or destroyed. Blow to Hun Morale London, Dee. papers comment with enthusiasm on the. French victory at Verdun, and, pay the heartiest tribu4.es to the French 'leadership, valor and skill. Opportu-1- nity is taken to re-dis.cuss the peace iffer in the light of-this blow inflicted ni the Germans, which is is" demonstrating that tlie ;Iattejr's'. morale is seriously undermined, is1, also claimed'that the battle-putsithe. actual position as between the-central. powers and the allies in a truer trer- spective than that offered by the Teu- onic successes 'in Rumania. RENEWAL-OF ACTIVITY IN MESOPOTAMIA London, Dec. of British activity in Mesopotamia aftei seven months', quiet .is- .attracting at- tendon. Nothing is known of the new movement except. what is con- fined in oflicial communications The near approach of British: for.ces to Kutel-Amara is not legarded as, lecessarily of great consequence ex- cept so far at it may be jiart of a definite plan because it is believed lere that General Maude, who now commands the has- been in a position to take EutelAmara at any time during the last three it he had so desired. RUSSIANS REPULSED Berlin, via Sayville, Dec. Russians made an attack injVolhynia in the i northwest of Lutsk on Sundaj, in an effort to le capture po- sitions taken by the Germans The war office announces that attacks were without result. ORDER STRIKE' ON' POULTRY Halifax, Dec Halifax tiades and labor union, following similar agitation at "Montreal and other uppei Canada cities, adopted a resolution last night urging the citizens to re train from purchasing poultry foi i Christmas unless the cost is restored to an equitable one. Victoria. Dec. fmthest west of Premier Borden's tour in piomo lion of .Canadian national ser ice .5. London. Dec. king has conferred a peerage on Sir William Maxwell Aitken and the Rt. Hon. Charles B. Stuart Wortley, members of respectively- for Ashton under L-yne and the Hallam division of Sheffield. Thus two Unionist the hoiise are vacated for members of the new cabinet.: Sir Maxwell Aitken was .Wr- inerlv official eye-witness with the Canadian, troops. He was born in Canada, and was rca'ched its fitting culmination in the uurH m vjuuau. capital city of the province of British .j. knighted, in 1911. I" Columbia 'last night. He had the1 will make coum, during snppo.t of the this closing week and secure as large M province, Mi Blew a reserve as votes give .every candidate an .oppoi lun'ity to lay up big vote, reserves. The triple. Schedule '.Price Six months'...'-...1 ?2-00 One year Two years Three Foul- yeats 4.00 Votes SOO.OOO Five years '20.00 Extra votes for new business trip led also. Triple votes will be given on sec- premier of the province, Mi Blew ster. mill no doubt that contributed in large measure to the of the stirring and eloquent appeal 'spot wheat Robert Borden addressed to the great Local track wheat audience .that packed the Royal Vic December wheat toria theatre. No meeting more d> may wheat narr.ic on the prosecution of the war; Locaktrack oats to a successful 'issue has been held December oats oven in the great cities of piairie Dccemocr flax DEWAfif, REPEATS. STATEMENT. Montreal, H. Dewavt, K.C., of Toronto, spoke before the lie form club here Saturday night re .j. MARKETS 1681-2 168' 173ft Miners are Not Satisfied with Probe Here; Admit They Had No Data Ready- city of Tor- onto applied tliis mor'uing for an or dor committing General Manager R J, Fleming to jail for refusal to submit a statement as to the value of the plant and assets of the Toronto Hail- way cdmpany. Tlie order granted by llie court allows the manager three months 16 prepare and produce the statement, .and failing to do so to be committed to jail. WKATHEB High Low Forecast oiul payments' as set forth on contest poatlns previous charges tint Cana ForecMt uoc, imi ''dlnn nlokcl is still to the enemy 1 ly fair and mild Local snow most- LLOYD.GEORGE READY SP.EAK TUESDAY London, Dec. Lloyd George was .much better this morning, and his secre tary said that he would cer- tainly .make, the promised statement the House of Commons, on Tuesday. A A