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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta ALliERTA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21. 1910 ------------------1 ___ VOLUMivA. ____._____i ii _ ____ -_ 11 U.S. ON VERGE OF ASKS PEACE CONFERENCE Hun Papers Cannot Understand Why English So Stubborn In Their Attitude Greeks Live Up to Their Promises London, Doc. Times says it learns that the Greek government, notwithstanding its note, is, fulfilling its pro- and that the movements troops are proceeding, satis- factorily. CAN NEVER DRIVE TrIE GERMANS BACK Claim Hun Defenses Really Un- Objectives Are Impossible, They Say Berlin, Dec. 20, via London, Doc, Berlin Press which com- mented only fragmonlarlly oa Prem- ier Lloyd George's speech because on- ly excerpts were available, now haE the entire text, and devotes its full attention to the subject this morn- ing. The papers on the whole express at the British premier's attitude, although the most wonder he believes that entering into a conference would involve the entente allies placing their head in the noose. Lloyd George's references to restitu- tion and reparation, are universally interpreted- as the entente demand that-Germany surrender all occupied territory and probably pay indemnity. The Tageblatt says: "Lloyd George is not ".willing to negotiate or willing Blpckfyiens Now From Homesteads Lethbridge Division Has Sent Out More Wheat This Year Than Ever MILLION MORE BUS. THAN 1915 ALREADY ML 10 THE BE Herald's Estimate of Bushel Crop For This District Exceeded A. Geo. A. Dnce only in case that Germany will sub- rait to England's demands as sunir marized in his utterances regarding restitution, reparation and guarantee. This makes the chasm between the 1 nglish and Gorman standpoint so nioad that not oven the most cherlful optimlB.lt qan find a way to bridge it Lloyd GPOige m stlnulatmi, accept ance of his conditions before the on cning of negotiations suovvs that he does not wish to negotiate The-Tage blatt concludes by asking n nether all possibilities of peace have xipw van isheu In ti nioie tha.. -jcogmtion by Dngland of ermanj s stiengih and tin, failure of the entente s military enterprises It adds that Llojd Georges j Though the total figures are not I available, the Herald has it on the (authority of a local C. P. K. official llii-i-nr that the company has shipped from the Lethbridge division this crop sea- Ison, up to Dec. loth, more than one 'and one-quarter million bushels more grain than were shinned in the cor- responding period from the bumper (Special to the crop of 1915. This, in suite or the isimi Altn Dec fact that cars were not so plcntltm lalu.i, __ thfiv C. Christensen, Dies To Cardston on of'-" th- testing of the seaso. Beazer, brought in the remains A. ware a" year ago when every siding was full of empties. C. Christensen a cattle rancher, known! Qn more tlmn one country as i M] compallv lias to all the surrounding Ohristeusen. On Monday morning Alvln Beazer discovered the dead man prostrate, up- on the floor ot cabin, clothed in iiis night robe. From the conditions, it is supposed death-occurred about r m twenty-four liours or more before the m.escnt wjth what has been ay during the inn uiu uu.ui.ou, loaded in .the district better than half, a million bushels of grain. The samo official told the Herald that this paper's June estimate of bushels for shipment this would be exceeded. In fact, at Prince Albert, Dec. J. liose, Dominion lands agent, has been bv telegram from tho interior department at Ottawa, that hereafter no person who was not a British t Surprise in subject at the beginning of the v _. War, would be permitted to en- ter for a government home- stead. Subjects of allied or neutral countries are exempt from this regulation. The effort BRITISH AMBASSADOR is .to prevent alien enemies v; _ Circles Created By Wilson's Sudden Action FAINT LIGHT OF PEACE IS ALREADY DAWNING IN. EASE Radical Steps To Step Manufac- ture and Sale Close Irish Distilleries London, Dec. learn CANNOT UNDERSTAND BernstorfF Says: "Now I Know We Will Peace Conference Soon" Washington, Dec. was apparent among .diplomatic officials in the national capital today over Presi- dent Wilson's plea to'European belli- gerents to discuss peace terms. Pilb- iication today of the-note finished on i Monday, and dispatched on Tuesday io the diplomatic representatives abroad, gave officials the first notice that such step was even contemplated at this time. The opinion here inclined toward the dew that the action would give strong j encouragement to some sort of ex- London, Dec. Star, which, as weir as tlie-Daily Mail, .has pacifist tendencies, says that Premiei Llovd Geoiges tha Britishl welcomed German' de- velopment as long as it WHO on the paths of peace, has not received the attention-It merits "On the whole tne prospect before humanity IB not so black as1 it was'last'Christ- mas the Star continues "Nations have reached the stage of talk'ng peace If thej arc talking at each other rathnr than .talking to each other it is because tho dawn ot" peace is only starting to break There mav be many wearj hours before the dawn highly Improb ible that Als-ice can ever be conquer rd bj the French Constantinople oy Husiia nnd even improbable that Ger main can evei be con-] bunch of "atf" to munlier one hundied head He 1 ved tlie life Of 1 lecluse and ..ad tew intimate friends A mon hs back he is reported to have iefusi.d SI I 000 tor h s holdings in the Beazer quued terntors Tne Vosiische con lends that it is a fortunate thing that Germany possesses the military pon ei 10 withstand the ententes ambi lion to leach Its wolld goal The most significant sentence in the Count Lloyd lo thresh Orath west OT the Card'ton lushes the amount thieshed grim FIX WHEAT PRICE London Dec steps which the government intend-, to take to in e is" production of foodstuffs w the kingdom was explained >o Deutsche Tages la Von s comment on Georges refe.ence to Napoleon_ He sass Conditions were diffeienl 1 century ago, and. above all there-were no subinannes The Kreu76 Zoitung is flatlj pessi mistic We have now learned it sajs tint our enemies do not nant peace but wai to the kn fe so we n ust abandon all considerations and grasp all the means of war at our Dis- posal Support Lloyd George1 Londta Dec In all -peethes rmde o i Tuesday bv members the lite -dn1 "trition -there- breathed the spirit of sincere hearty good will foi IlovdGeoige in his peat task Lord, Crewe said his government was jiot ON 3) TAX ON EXCESS PROFITS London. Dec. tax on excess piotUs has produced up to December 16 Xndiew Bondi Law chancellor of the exchequer, told tlie i government lu House of Commons tod-n production of foodstuffs with The ongma e ,mate toi tho fn11 1 -'veai Miich 31 said the cnan i-cellor was an amount which lie consideied hkelv to be gieat Iv exceeded boaid ol agriculture He said that m he, first place it was intended to fix the contract mice lor homb grown wheat at 00 shillings and lhat similar action would be taken in regard to potatoes oats and bailey the prices for which are under' consideration; Surveys now are being carried out to ascertain the land at nresentjidle 01 insufficiently cultivated have it cultivated to the tent. DIVERTING NIAGARA TO U S PLANT'S Dec 20, Senatoi Wadsworth's resolution to authorize an increase in the amount of water diverted from Isiagara Falls to in ciease the electric powei outmu of plants on the American the nvei was passed todaj the senate The measure amis to increase the AtnLricdu poner output to make up fOi the curtailment of aower fiom the Canadian side N t Brighter Outlook Now Foi Set Emerald Isle Stock Market New' York, Dee. Weak- ness bordering "upon demoralization marked the opening on the stock, exchange today. So-called war shares broke from 2 to 11 points, these being extended in the'course of the first 10 minutes. The most sensa- tional feature was the offering of 50 000 shares of United States Steel at 104% to 105'A against Wednesdays close of 108. Never before.in the his- torv of the exchange .has a Single block of such volume bee'u recorded. Wheat Market Declines Chicago, Dec. 21.-r-Maximum decline Urgent Pleas For C Mines 4 Made to FilljOrders Telegrams nleadlng foi the delivery of coal are pouring m from ail parts of tho prairie on the mine operators here. The west is in the rfrn> ot the eter ranges from U 'o 36 beloTv the zero mark j president .Wilson's peace note. Mrs. P, A. Smith of Granum Wins the Cash Prize The caih ivhich was offerert w tercst is at white heat and eve jone in ftale candidue Ottawa, .Dec nouncement o 31.- the intention of the London Dec 21 of. the morning papers m the lobbi of paihament believe tliat the majority of Insh prisoners interned after the lebellion will be leleased today Their belief is based on inquiries following a sympathetic statement made by Henry E Duke chief secretary fo. Ii eland, in leply to a question made bs John Dillon one of. the Irish leaders in the House of Commons night indi- catirig that the chief secretan and the prern.ei were inclined to prisoners Mi Duke said there had been a steady course of improvement toward the of Ireland in the last two or three months :iu Lethbridge is exueriencmg the ooldest weathei of Last night the mercuu dropped 22 below at the Experimental Falro At Seven this morning It stood still at 21 be Edmonton topped tthei list. wltn below Calgary clajniea impenal authont.es to call an impe, ,al conference to readjust the share I "vmmpeg Dec Free Press' of the overseas dominions m the wai preparalioas for the approaching ses siou of pailnment been speeded up at the capital The effect oHhe announcement may be that the house meet a fort night earlier thai) otiitr use in tended Tlmrsdaj lanua v 18 is now Ottawa staff co. respondent patch in a dis- It is here that "tt San- loid Mans, who for the past two years 01 so has been engaged in aa investigation uf practicability .of the Georgian Baj canal pioject will be appointed head of the Dominion liision in succession to tended Tlmrsaaj lanua v it glaln in sm legarded as the latest ditej.or tlie Dr R jiagill now seen ope ing Ii idiournment for four 011 gram exchange five weenb in Older to illovv the prime The worll wbich ilr Edmontou, llta Dec a con ferenoe of the four provincial denart ments of education on the sjlbjeot of better and cheaper textbooks in pub lie schools the following officials were present Dr Thornton, minister ot education foi Manitoba, D P MuColl, superintendent of education for Sas katchewan, and Dr Alexander Rohm son superintendent fo- British Col umbia addition to the Alberta representatives, who were Hon J H Boyle, ministei, D S McKenzie dep utj minister, and John Ross, chief m spector of kchooli Hon W M Mar- tin premier of Saskatchewan, and minister of education, was to have at below but Medicine Vtuch la eow supposed to be in the registered i6 As expected the first real cold snap has shown how many points "ear 'o a coal famine In dozens ot towns coal is being distributed m small lots to make it go rolind The mines here are shipping every poi Makes Sudden and Unexpected In Asking Belligerents To State Objectives WOULD LIKE THEM TO GET TOGETHER Admits Situation As Regards S Is More Critical Every Day Washington, Dec. 21. Preaidenfi Wilson has appealed to all the belli- gerehts to discuss terms .of -peace Without, actually proposing peace, or offering' the -president, has the governments of.ajl.'the-warrlng nations, that an earlv occaBion he sought to call out Irom the nations wal such an avowal of their respective, views as to the terms upon which the might be concluded and the ar rangements which ,would ,be .deemed aatisfactorj as a guarantee agairlsl the renewal of the kindling of any similar conflict m the future as would make it possible-frankly to compare them Wholl> without notice and entirelv central y to what administration offi- cials have described as his couise, the president last night (Tuesday) dis patched -the notes to all the belhger eats and all the neutrals for their in- formation i This latest elopment in the rapid lj tn.g world events toward a dis ussion ot peace was not permitted o become knojun until tonight -when lie .notes pn the was, to he American ambassadors m thi> belligerent capitals, and probably al n the hands of some of them i'hiost distinct surprise to all Washington which had Been1 ed to believe that with the formal ransmittal of the proposals ol the central powers, the officeis of the Dnited States would await furthei moves between the belligerents them ana that certamli in view of he speech ot Premiei Llcyd-Georp and the announcements in Russia France and Italy furthei action hv neutralb would denend on the next careful moves ot the Nowhere on the surface appears any Indication of tlie history making events diplomatists generally are con vinced must have transpired since- Hie Teutonic allies brought forth theii ftroposals to dispel the generally pie valent belief that such an on the part of President Wilson, would. mines Here a.u 'a sibie ton and are distriputhiy. cars In thj pdmC----- district, and also at Dfumhrtler, tBe mines are short of cars t In however, the C P R mjkint.- oulean efforts to demand and mines are hetting' suf ficient care to take awaj put., "nov" of the minister o xhane a special nrwe to the candidate who turned in tho greatest amount of mon ey for the dates ot Dec 4th and Ifth caused an un usual stir of mteiest among the randi dates m The Heralds automomlnlt contest Tiie competition ion tliii. useful cash was veiy 1 een throughout'the entire fortnight of the special offpr Aftor rhf.eking- and re cllec in.; t'lo contest records it iVas found that Smith Granum had tha great est amount of cash folio-lions to he utjnL aim