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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 20, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOlalJMli X. WEDNESDAY, OECEMBICR 20. ions NUMBER 9 TS..WTTH LLQYD-GEQRGE, READY FOR Sends Protest to Ry. Commis. sion Against Proposed New Freight Arrangement Proposed Special Assessment to Keep Up Valuable Organization WOULD KILL WESTERN WHOLESALE BUSINESS WANT BUILDING ON A NEW SITE Mixed Carload Lots Would Do Away With Necessity For 1 Wholesale Houses Here LIEUT. L. B. SCHOl.EY Of the JIHUl Lclhurldsi! Highland- ers, '.vlio has been wounded in ac- tion. "If the new Canadian Freight Classi- fication No. 17, which the Canadian' railways tried to foist on the people of three or four months ago, Nvefc to he permitted to go into effect, the wholesale centres west of Winni- peg would" go out of business, and AVinnipeg and eastern wholesale cen- tres woiild get all the business." That was the opinion expressed at last night's meeting of the Board of Trade hi1 John Home, of Campbell, "Wilson and Home, and it was con- curred in by other wholesalers pres- ent. The result is that the heard au- thorized the sending of a vigorous pro- lust lo the Board of Hallway.Commis- sfoners against the adoption of the tariff. The new tariff provides for a change in section C, rule '2 of Classification No. Un'der the new. tariff, mixing Special Committee Has Sugges- tions For Improving Con- ditions Generally French Socialists Believe That Allies Should Not Reject Offer Out of Hand "It would he a crime to allow the Board of Trade to die out for lack of funds, just when it has laid such a good' foundation, and when prosper- ity is returning, bringing new set- tlors who will need information and guidance which only a live board of trade can give." This was the state- ment made last night by S. .1. Shep- herd, chairman of- the special ways and means committee appointed two Uvecks ago to devise plans for the re-orsanization of the. Hoard's financ- es. And judging by the hearty man- ner in which the report was met, the members present at the general meet- ing concurred with the chairman. In effect the proposals outlined by the special committee consist of an j effort to raise S3200 to meet next year's expenditure and wipe out this -ear's deficit-. a plan to move the GEN, HUBERT LYAUTEY New French Minister of War. Gen. Lyautey hag been in Morocco since the war and has succeeded in raisins auxiliary battalions from among the natives of this dependency. He is re- garded as particularly well fitted for the post of "WaV Minister. ripp ffi__The French Social- ucm-n., cars is permissible. M'the preset isfSy If practically unanimous .hi of trade building to a Bl.c. m lime jobbers shipping from the east to i Ulo view that the allies should not dis-1 Gait Gardens opjobite 0Ih St. S so ,._ ____L _ _p npncA that It Will Oe C01M CnlLIlL LO Ulb Hie wept can ship only one class of miss out of hand Germany's peace commodity in a car, and file result; proposal, according .to Jean Longuet, is that wholesalers are about the only i tbe leader of the minority of that _------- in the chamber of deputies. The Socialist of Ihe Seine' jiasseii a resolution wnk'u "doubtless will be adoiited by SOCI'K) uorcerns v.'ho ran bring in cars But under the proposed new classification it would be possible -to niix a car so would contain part groceries, .part hardware and part say, chilled meats. The result would ists throughout the .country -falUns smail'tpwnyiri Souilierq'-Alherth a Lcthbridge and the business "built up" in the cities west; would 'suffer Jugiy. A'Discrimination Air. Home pointedJ however, that-the new'classification would work only from'east to west. The west would not be able to invade the. east in the same manner, and therefore the classification'would be discrimi- natory. Mr. Mariioch spoke on the; subject and declared "that what Southern Al- berta needs! is. hot less wholesale nouses Dry goods and boots 'and shoes .should be': represented by here.. The result; would be better service to the retailers in the towns serve'd; from Lpthbridge Commissioner Freeman, who Ihe retail grocery business here in old .days before there were any wholesale houses, west of Winnipeg, said the rew classification would put the merchants in the same position is thev were then The retailcis would lay in big stocks and theii losses as a result-would be very heavy. The meeting authorized tha send- the. following lettei to the Boil d of Railway Commissioners and others mteiested I am inbhucted by the Lethbndge Hoard of Trade-to advise you that af- ter due deliberation, this board wishes to put Itself 011 lecojd as vigomiisly piotestfng to joui froard against the adoption of "proposed Canadian Freight (lassiflcitio XTo 17 is the proposed hanges in Section 0 Rule 2 of Classi ncation II" cieates a condition that is contrary to the whole basis which the jobbing interests of the (CoNTiNTJED oi> PAGE fi) e reso refuse iio slicli proposal .without s'v- o slc p ing it serious" consideration; and- sub- mitting it to' ail parliaments concern- ed. Should the German proposal he unacceptable the governments are aoked to state propos- als, giving their a'ifns In the war. that it will be convenient to the _ public; and the inauguration of (CONTINUED ON PAGE 6) Winnipeg, Dee. Manitoba court of anneals gave a declson this morning the direct legislation act passed at the last scsF'on of the legislature is. unconstitutional. "In said the unanimous judgment, "there is no sovereignty in the people. So far as we are con cerned it is the parliament of West- minster, and our powers to legislate are such, and 'only such as that parlia ment has given ;us." Theiicase was taken before the ap- peal cqurtrty the attorney-general for tB-tiVs legality, and Hon Mr. Hudson, now will cary it to the privy council. W- D. McPherson Is Successor 1-Dr. j of Agriculture Toronto, Dec. W. J. Han- has resigned the portfolio of pro- vincial secretary in the Ontario cab- inet. W. D. McPherson, K.C., M.P.P., has been appointed- in his place. Premier himself has taken Ihe portfolio of minister of agilctil ture in succession to the late Hon. James S. Duff. A new position, without seat in :the Lieut. Scholey, of 113tli..L'eth- bridge Highlanders, has _beeii wonud ed li the fightHg at the fiont a'ccoid ing to woid leceived m the city to day. Lieut. Scholey, is the second of- ficer Highlanders to be wound- ed I lent Butler cabinet culture, C. Creelman, head of the .Ontai 10 Ag ricnltural college, has been appointed to this-post. .front with the draft of lo the "Canadian officers during the summer having lepoitect wounded some time been ago. Bank Robbers Get Tulsa, Okia., Dec. Ski atookiNational Bank of Skiatook, 10 miles from robbed of eaily today by safe escaped..Rosses were formed here to pursue the rob bers. that of commissioner of agri has been created. Dr. Geo. Brandon. Man., Dee. standing the early hour of 9 o'cjock ii the morning and the thermometer a SH below zero, Brandon City turnei out in forC2 In the arena today to hear Sir Robert Harden and R. B Bennett, M.P.i director-general of na tional service. It was the closing meeting on th prairies of the whirlwind campaign across, the continent undertaken in the ciuse of national Two New Problem Created in Care of The Latest Horde of Refugees CROSSING BORDER BY THE THOUSANDS Russians Finding Ditticulty in Feeding Refugees From Other Stricken Countries Now Petrograd, Dec.' via London, Dec. across the Russian fron- :icr of thousands of Rumanians who lave abandoned their houses and pro perty in the face of the invading Ger mans and Bulgarians, has cast the of a new refugee problem on .he Russian empire. These refugees lave been pouring into Odessa, Kiev and other southern Russian cities in a destitute and helpless condition, and he present problem threatens to be more difficult than any which has confronted belligerent powers since invasion of Belgium. Russia has only partially succeeded in colonizing and assimilating millions of homeless Poles, Jews and members of othor races who fled to the Inter ior during the first year and a half oi the war. This Is naturally the worst time of the year in which to care for refugees and economic readjustmem which the present political crisis has emphasized, adds to the difficult) oC elohting and supporting the new GEN. H.-J. E.-GOURAUb" Who commanded the French at the Dardanelles and now becomes French resident general in Emphatically Stated The Gen-i eral Views of Country In His Speech of Yesterday PEOPLE PREPARED TO MAKE ALL SACRIFICES Newspapers Reflect Favorable! Opinions on Premier's Vital Utterances in House London, Dec. hulk of the morning papers agree that Premier Lloyd-George expressed the the -British1 nation in his speech in the House of Commons on Tuesday deal- ing'With proposals. "Premier says the Times, "expressed the thoughts and. wishes of the nation and laid down a program which will command Its hear- ty support." This is the tone of the comment in most of-the other papers who hold that the premier's answer and also Lord Curzon's speech in the House of Lords are moderate IB phrase firm and unanswerable in substance. The papers declare that the nation is prepared and will willingly under- take all sacrifices foreshadowed and will face greater privations if neces sao to en nre those ends of renara tloh arid security which the rhan'd'frbm the central powers There is nowhere anj hostile criti cism of the government's declaration, biit'tlie Daily News contends that .the forecast of measures organisms George "in" his speech on Tuesday de the natioa do little more thin indicate pended on the that the policy of the late governineQt i depends on ment Welcomed That Polo- nies To He. Consulted London. Dec. meeting of the Empire Parliamentary tion today Walter Hume .Long accre tary of state tor the colonies said the time of holding the Imperial confei ence, mentioned Premier Lloyd Father of G. B. MacKay of Leth- Vacancy In the Senate Word reached the city today of the sudden death at Montreal of Hon. Robert MacKay, father of George B. MacKay of this city. Mr. and Mrs. MaeKay and children went .east to Montreal-last week to spend the Christmas vacation" with the Senator. At the time they left "here the Senator was in good, health: Senator MacKay was one of the foremost citizens of Montreal, prominent in financial and industrial affairs and for many years a leader of. the Liberal party in Mont- real. He wasr'a native of Scotland and was 76 years of age at the time of his death He came to Montreal in 1855 j The premiers he added 'lyere in work as strenuou and as anxious and a's important as thaf of those itt the home government Announcement Welcorned London Dec .Lloyd- George s announcSnient that an Jm perial conference would be summoned at an" early date is heartil) elcomed "The late wUl doubt less be known to hislory as the too late it im possible to hold a conference during the war sajs the'Mt'l Moforthe less, the imperial "onfereace U to be convened by Premier at an earlj date It Is perhaps the slith or seventh impossibility ld be accom plished The Times heartily rejoices at the announcement and at the frank ac knowledgement that th u, trains trom other towns swelled the and entered the employ of his uncles audience to well over persons. in the wholesale dry goods business The meeting W necessarily brief In 1SG7 he became a partner in the the partj entrained at 10.30 for business and later with three bro- Toronto hut there was a. rare go and j there, acquned the business long to it from the moment the known as MacKay Brothers After chairman Mayor Cater, introduced the the death of his brothers, Robt Mac- first speakei Hie 181st Battalion Kay wound up the business and de supplied the guaid of honor and turn- voted his attention to his large and an idea Herald's Big Automobile Contest Closes at Midnight on Saturday Costly List of Prizes Hanging in the Balance Awaiting Two Elegant Touring Cars Included in the List Handsome V Piano Cabinets of Silver Furniture Who Will Win the Big 7 Passenger Studebakert From All i Repor's a Fierce Battle of Ballots is Raging Reports reaching the Contest De 5 ield votes to the utmost E. C. Peck, well known throughout the south country, and a former resi- dent of Lethbridgc. has purchased the Lochie-Bell Ranch at Pincher Creek together with the stock thereon Mr Peck is giving up farming aud "Will take up ranching on a large scale With the Lochie-Bell property, which is one of the oldest ranches in the Pincher Creek district, there are 240 head of cattle and 1S-1 head '.of horses. Mr. Peck has also secured 1 year lease on several thousand the foothills foi summer ed out in force Premier Norris was present and m a brief address stated Ills. thorough endorsement of the plan of. national. service. Triple Votes Count Up Fast The triple vote schedule which is in force and which gives three times the regular number of votes is a big fac- tor and is enabling all .those who take advantage of it to increase their stand icres range. CHISHOLM GETS SEAT lloose Jaw S Dec. The of tieial count of the ballots in the Moose Jaw county bye-election took place on Saturdaj at ItloSsbank, and as a re suit J. >1 Chisholni' was declared b> the returning officer, Angus Ui'qu- Iiart, to be elected by a majority of varied investments To give an idea of the prominent place he held in the financial world, it. is only necessary to saj that he was a director of the C. P R, the Bank of Montreal and E London Dec 20. According to some.of-the newspapers, two days' ex- the first food control nieasuie which regulates number and nature of .the courses served in hotelb and restaurants, has been suf- ficient to prove it futile They say that 'hot only has failed to check consumption but In many instances it has increased. It is 'claimed that there js'n'o supervision" and that many customeis finding that they can in- dulse in several servings of the same _______ votes over J. 'A. Shappard foiirei dish without having more than one couise ooifnted against them, have ho continued and e v B that if the ne sy Boverumerjt aqc Its predecessor Ihe cepdi as well as I nation Till be grateful and if it encceeds tetter the nation _wiH be -more than grateful y if tUB same 'time the newitnaper comments' point out the possibility of negotiations being undei taken not withstanding the strong- statements of the piemler and Lord Curzon and their endorsement by members of the late gSvemment.' Thus" the Dally News sa3j_that the door ii not ueces serlls banged and bolted and that the illics' fiat refusal of Chancellor Von Bethmann Hollweg s offer is not meant to indicate that the allies do not wish 'peace, but that Germany must ask it In the role of the vanquished and "not of Ihe victor The News expresses the hope that the allies will speedily agree ARTILLERY ACTIVE t vived by four sons and two daughters He was a Presbyterlaii in religion. He has been ranked as ono of the wealth! est men m Canada The death of Senator MacKay leaies the standing of the political parties in the senate as follows: Liberals 42; Conservatives 31, vacancies 14 With all. vacancies filled Conservatives will have a majority of three in the! upper house. The Liberals haye had a majority in the senate for the last 15 years. Sie'taka oFthT Co., den who will ha.e to J_- He was also a director in ;twerity other leading concerns, financial and indus trial. He had. been president of the Montreal' Board of.Trade. and vice-pre- sident of the MacKay Institute, founn ed the becoming a senator in 1101, Ml MaoKay had been a Liberal candidate for the House of Commons on several occasions Hib wife died a few years ago HeUs sui knowiedgemeni; tnau oueht to be more formally consulted on the precise terms on which thay and informed about the progrMs Ot the war in which thev have plaj ed so great ind glorious a part "We rejoice to sec also that the government intends to call an Impsr ial conference The dominions have shown themselves worthy to he con suited m the conduct as Welt thA outcome of the war says the Mom ing Post. No Information Here Ottawa Dec information has been received at the capital as to the date of the imperial conference which Premier Lloyd Georje in- nounced jesterday would he held tp give the overseas dominions' a- bikger share in the conBuct cf the war; It is thought In some iinartjsrs, thut if it takes place early m the t spring" par liament will have tp aflloufp, pending the return to Canada ot Premier Bor- AT VERDUN Paris Dec ai tilery fighting continues on the Verdun front the war office announced this afternoon Dur ing the- night engagements were most smrited in ttne yl cinitv ot Louvemont and Cham- brettes will be willing to negotiatei 3ven the Mail always demanded extreme measures against Germany says There is no obstacle whatever to pesos if Germany really wants it She hu merelv to with- draw from occuplei countries and are willing enough te discuss repara- tion and guarantees for the future" The Manchester aays" "Premier Lloyd George has not shut the door on peace with that resound ins clang for which some ot less- balauced supporters in the press Ijavei been listening It is truR lie insisted upon the impossibility of accepting the German Invitation as it stands" In this he was ably seconded by Mr. Asquith and will he approved- by ,tna counrty. The German chancellor must be both more modest and more exploit before he can expect any further an awer to his invitation, but tha danger 111 the situation which his offer created was that the allies this country in particulai might be led. Into an abrupt and sweeping refusal not merely of the actual invltatipn, but of anj proposal to discuss pear.8 terms This snare Lloyd has avoided t The Guardian says that as speech invited Germany to he fflore explicit we do not then cast out every idea of settlement and the1 neu tral worlti munot take exception-to (CONTINUED ON PAOI 6) ings rapidly as follows Six mouths One year Two years Three years Four years Five years it lo increase men DLHIIU- The tiipled schedule Is X Price ,8.00 12.00 16.00 20.00 Votes 75.0110 ilO.OOO :IOO.OOIT partment of the. Herald Indicate tha a fierce vote battle 's in progress among the prizo competitors ill the Herald's big prize contest.. Wires and long distance calls for moie supplies ahow that an unusual stir of aiithlty is.afoot. Only Three More Days of Contest Saturday at midnight the big prize contest closes, and elegant prizes worth tliouiands of dolhrs may be won; or lost during these last few re- maining days. The wise candidates realize that this is a critical period mid firo hustling for votes as they have never.hustled before with a view to piling up a big reserve forco for the finish. They realize that It will be too late to-make .up for lost time after the contest is over and the judsoa have announced the winners so bv tomoriow nftoinoon The wlnnoi Uioj intend malting those last doys will be announced In tomorrow s Issue speiKer of the Saskatchewan Icgisla lure, PEACE HAS MADE "STEP FORWARD ______ have i availed themselves freely of this--lccp hole Moreov er there is nothing to pre-! Vent anyone from taking a succession iii different places. The" papers urged food tickets or on hotel and restaurant bills as in Paris. Special Winner Announced I Tomorrow Returns are still coming in for the ?100 cash offet but all aie expected In I- vja London, 1} c 0 The Neuo Wienei Journal, published hi Vienna snip The lenly of the "en-., tente nations to the peace pro- posals of the centra' ers certainly will be as equivocal as the speeches cf i remier Lloyd- George, Premier Brhnd and Ihe Italian foreign minis tor. Baron Sonnino. Nevortho less.'the .idea of peace has: made a step' MARKETS Spot Local track wheat December wheat........ May wheat Local track oats.....'.... December oats December flax........... 164 14856 163% 42% 2SG VVEATBEn nigh Low Forecaif Fair Dec. following telegram has been published here. There are homes in the citv where the rail for San'a is very stiong but the hope of seeing him U feeble A few dollars contributed to the Goodfellows Fund, ot the. Herald to DC distributed through llje mod offices of the Nufslng'MlsSlon may bring gieat happiness to .some home the prospect of Christmas cheer is not ve-v bright On y days more till Christmas The fund must be closed in time to allow of the proper distribution of the Christmas cheer Send in your contribution at once to ttte HWjila Previously aokfflSwlJflged ?123 50 A Friend Pnend C E Brandow v Mrs APS A Dalrell Mary and Muriel Alexandra Hotel Helen Joan atfd D6tolhy C B i S Master Allan rteyndld Mr and Mm Alt HaselUjn 110 200 200 100 200 600 100 100 300 500 ;