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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta v'OLUME LETHBRHJGB. ALBERTA FrllDAY. DKCKMBKK 22. WlSON'S PEACE NOTE IS NOT Masonic Home Burns and Ten. Inmates Perish Are Also Active in Mesopotamia Battle Is Raging In Rumania AIRMEN DO DAMAGE TO GERMAN STATIONS Intense Artillery In Progress on The West- ern Front chil- dren and two elderly crin.uled women, are believed, to have perished in a fire here early today, which destroyed the state" homo of the -Masonic Fraternity. There were in- mates in the home, a large three storey brick building built in the fonii of a key. London. Dec. El Arish, HO miles cast of ihe Suez Canal, was captured on Thursday by the British. On Macedonian Front Paris. Dee. An artillery duel of great intensity occurred north of Monastir on Thursday, the war office announced in today's statement re- carding operations on the Macedo- nian front. Along the easterly end of the line, on the' Struma front! encoun- ters between patrols occurred. Airmen Have Success London, Dec. Operations on the western front on Thursday were chiefly confined to artillery, bombard- ments. which were, very heavy at sev Believes Germans Cannot Hold Out Longer Than Next Spring Against The Allies THIS IS REASON FOR SUDDEN CAPITULATION! Home, Dec. to con- fidential information, available to the Italian foreign office from Athens, London Dec. government I where the Italian minister conducted cannot admit anv distinction between negotiations between Greece and the which were successfully con- cluded by the acceptance by Greece Sees Now the Impossibility of Securing Aid From Ger- many to Crush Allies The Five -Men Who Comprise Britain's New War Council, to Have Full Control of the Conduct of the War for the British Government. iho rights of unarmed merchant ships and those armed .for defensive pur- eluded by the acceptance uy weecy poses" said Sir Edward Carson, first of ultimatum of the allies. Kirfg lord of the admiralty, replying to a Constantino IB convinced that despite! question today ill the House o{ Com- the military successes of the central Continuing Sir Edward said: their internal situation is so serious that further resistance be- Determined to Finish War, Says the King British Newspapers Deal Haushy With Surprising1 Note From U. S. Asking Belligerents to State Their Terms of Peace. COMES STKAXGELY FKOM MAN WHO DID NOT PROTEST HUN OUTRAGES Note Considered by British Opinion to be 111 Timed and 111 Cannot Now Pose as Champion of Humanity, Say Papers., "Merchant captains enjoy an im- viVlit to' defend their ves- memorial right to'defend meuiuiiiii ju sel3 against attacks, visit or-seareh by lm yond next spring seems practically means' in their. must not seek out the enemy to attack j him, that function being reserved to Isit or-seareh by impossible. lower, but' rriie King of the Hellenes, wuossym- London, Dec. was prorogued this afternoon without the hlm, that function uums peen iniormeu ULUI. ships of war So far as I am aware is an admission of weakened all the neutral powers lake the same; resistance of the central powers, who menibers being given any further in- formation regarding president Wil- o "are "stilT for Germany, note or what action the govern- informed that Germany's peace ,nent contemplated with respect to it. Neither the note nor the German pro- posal was. mentioned in the King's lion by Sir William Pollard Bytes, pa- cifist "member, Mr. Law declaring that the question was one which could not be dealt wit hi except in communi- cation with The speech from the throne was-one of the brief- est on record. It oxoressed confidence in the ultimate victory of-the allies and determination to prosecute the con-iinite continuance of carnage. If tils speech read in both houses, the onl powerless to aid Greece against ruthlessly violated by our and established the secur- eral points, the Germans concentrat The first lord of the admiralty sait (Continued on Page compliance men t was the tnc Qreeii; .army 'lie transferred to nt to con-i thus rendering impossible any Sir Edward said no -doubt it define their terms ner bringing down his 22nd. Squadrons aim of the, German goyernme That the president or any other, nan f airmen threw down tons of projec attempt on the part of Greece to join fuse defensive and offensive HUNS MAY ANNOUNCE TERMS London, Dec. Excnange Telegraph dispatch from The Hague says it is announced semi-officially that, should the entente allies in their reply to the peace proposals of the central powers, leave the door open for negotiations, Germany will make ,known her chief peace terms immediately. London, Dec. The general pub- lic had the first news of President s note from the morning and the matter, was the one topic of conversation on the incom- ing surhurban trains and throughout ng sur the Bountry. The people, lite the rather- taken aback as The Manchester Guardian says: "German people are kept quiet Only by ihe assertions that-England in- tends the utter destruction of their country. This is untrue anil the sooner the truth is conveyed to: the German people the better the chance of saving civilization from the indof-' tiles on German stations, barracks and other military establishments at Anizy, nra'ullIesrSur-Meus'e. Charleuil-Le-Le- zieers Turks -Hrltish air and .laud-men have bom- barded Turk portions at Kut-el- Anmra, Mesopotamia, and one of the bridges across the Hlver Hal wits-do- striwml. .Russian Success The Russians captured some heights in the wooded Carpathians in the re- gion of Kimpulung, Galicia, and there has also.been severe advance detach- ment engagements near Buzeu, the advantage remaining-with the Hns- siaus Big Battle in Rumania Tlie enemy was dislodged from sev- eral positions iu Dobrudja, in the re- eion "of Balabanica and DachKoi, and the allied- Rumanians and Russians are engaged in a gieat battle with the Teutons for the possession of further Lllbu ui, with the object of unducing neutrals the-central powers, and attack Gon- lo treat armed vessels as it they wore j cral Sarrail's ,army in rear, men of war. It is possible that King Con- The statement .pj Sir Edward was stantine's deposition will-now be post- made in reply' to the question whether poncil njter the war. n view of the attitude ot the German government, the admiralty would take steps.to o objections raised by steps.o overco iliy lieutrill 'country to the arming of British merchant ships for defence and arrange- ie. givft. such ships aae- aiiate protective armament anil regu- larize the status of their officers and j crew' The point made concerning Germany's attitude was deduced from the German reply in giving assurances that Captain Blaikie of the steamer Caledonia would not be put to .death because'Miis vessel .was reported to have attempted to ram a German sub- marine. It was implied that had the steamship Brussels been armed a dif- ferent view might have been taken re- garding the action ot her master, Captain Fryatt. Who was put to death Destroyed Paris, Dec. German submarine U-45 has been sunk by destroyers, according to a Nantes dispatch. The IJ-45 recently sank steamers off Saint Nazaire, Important-positions, Russians Retiring Petrograd, "via London, Dec-. 22 Russian troops in the northern part of the Rumanian province of having been, attacked on Thurstlay along along the whole front by su- perior Teuton forces, says the Russian official statement issued todav, they have begun further retirement to the northward; At Ver'dun Pans.- Bee. was a lively cannonading in the region of Louve- mont, north of Verdun, during Thurs- day night, says the war office in to day's bulletin on the progress ot mili- tary operations on the French front. after" conviction, on the charge that the Brussels attempted to ram a-Oer-, inan submarine. Declares at Fernie. That Men Are to Accept Finding of Food Commission and Will Stay atAVork fill there being a continued rise in the cost of living, ihe miners would stand by the findings of the commission un- til March 31st, he thought they would. Asked why he thought so when th- (Special the Herald) Fernie, Dec. the night ses- sion of" the commission which is en- quiring into the cost of living, held last night there was not much of ASICBU wny ne new material placed before Commis-1 lnon refused to continue under the sioner.'Harrison. Thomas France, see- alTangeinent made'in August, he stat- ilral rulers would take any action was farthest from their minils. I The evening 'unpers, which do not pjfnt editorials, came" out with big headlines which .eiijreBefl" :thejr. s. The Evening'News. wliich is me attoinoon edition-of "the 'Daily Mail, heads a reprint of the comment of the morning papers, with the one "no" in large .an'} under it "our answer to President and again, "no ,no. that is the answer Gieat Britain gives to- day without a moment's hesitation, to the surprising note from President Petrogra.1 Dec 21, via London, Dec. the text of the German jjeaoe pronosal, transmitted through fniteil States embassy, to the Hussion foreign is identical with I'.IB received tin- oftir-iall.Vjthroiigh the press, the Rus- sian government, the Associated Press is informed, considers that the offer of the .central powers has already been adequately answered. A patriotic bonspiei will be held Christmas week, commencing the 27th of December, entrance fee. per rink, rinks to contain 2 ladlcs'or 1 green curler and 1 lady. Entries close_Tuesday niflht. Fur- ther details tomorrow. Proceeds for Red Cross. IS SERHUSLY ILL received wuiu yesterday from the record office stating that her son, Gunner Wm. W. Collier of the Cut Battery, was in hospital in Bram- silffering from pneumonia. M. A. Macdonald and Ralph Smith Successful in Bye- Election in Coast City retary of Gladstone Local Union, was ffn tlie stand for some time and pro- duced a. statement made up from the hills paid 'bv him for his family of ten. 'According to his estimate, the increase on groceries which he paid for (luring- the from first to November 22nd, amounted to a per- centage of 11.91 Asked as to the reason the miners had demanded, a 25 per cent raise in wages, he thought the rise in cort 9f living soon after tho granting the increase in. August amounted to all the increase they had been grant- ed, thes may have had this fact in view when asking the 25 ner cent. laise. in their wages. ed that the findings at that time had (CONTINUED ON PAGE SEVEN) 'Vancouver, Dec. Ralph Smith, minister of finance, veteran of many political fights, headed the poll in the bye-election in which Hon. 11. A. Macdonald. attorney-gen- eral, sought the indorsation of the electorate of Vancouver to their at- done her part in indicating her views; am! .thai it is now for Germany ti> say What sue has to propose. Make No .Reply Yet London, British gov- ernment will make, no state-iiiciit at present in legard to President Wll- peace note, considering .the question can be deait with only in communication with other members of the entente to this effect was made iu the House-of, Commons today by Andrew poiar- Law, government leader in the house. er wages. _ B. S. Phillips, a miner, also gine TJ Likelv Be Policy, As i _____ innt-nncn rsf llVlIlHT evidence as to the of living producing pom" bills, which he had paid during the .period under investieation, but no very material changes were noted from the figures already before the commission. As to'rjuality of goods now being Phillips was.-moat emphatic as to deterioration. Overalls were taiuinent of portfolio honors tile ___ much interior to what he had been in r of getting Def0re the rise in auinen o Brewster cabinet. Both of the minis- terial candidates were D. B McTaggart. tho Iii'dependent Lib- eral, being defeated. The vote polled was not large and there was a singular apathy on -the pail of the public con- slderiug the vitriolic attacks waged E E Collier, SOT-Oth Avc. S I against the attorney-general, who ihott, Gunner Collier was a .member of the staff ot Johnstone and liitchie, barris- ters, 'before joining the Cist emerges victorious with the unusual record of three successful-though Bit- terly contested election, campaigns within space of 10 mouths. The fact thai he did not head the poll on this occasion.is ascribed to the fact Herald's Big Prize Contest prices in most things. The overalls which he now bought would not last a miner in the mines much mofe than a month as against five ipr six months before the quality had been reduced. He attributed this to the use of very bad.dyes, which seemed to rot the material In Mtoes he also stated that paper now entered into the construction to a large extent, affecting the wearing crualitj- a very grwit deal. The heels Foreshadowed By Re- cent Action Ottawa. Dec. w puty minister 01 the W- Cory, de- interior, this morning, confirmed the feuort that in future homesteads will not be given to Germans, Auslrians, Bulgar- ians or Turks. The only exception to this new rule will be in the case ot men born iu these enemy belligerent countries who had become ua'nralized British citizens befpru-tfes-outbreak of the war. The desirability of such ac- tion-being taken has been recognized for some time but the order-in-council bringing it into effect has only recent- ly received the sanction of the gover- nor-general-in-council. This action will be in line with what will undoubtedly The Liverpool Post says: "President Wilson must not '.lie sur- prised, if as far as the allies are con- cerned, his intervention produces a slate of mind coutrarv to that at'l which lie aims. The allies will read-f lly give the president credit for the best of intentions, but they will be justified in wondering whether, from their point of view, the note' is not particularly ill-timed and ill-judged. The Liverpool Daily Chronicle says: "We are bound to observe that with the only lecent exception in matter ot the Belgian slave raids, in which (he enemy .flouted his remonstrances, President Wilson, never in the face of unparalleled openings, intervened on the ground of humanity before." The newspaper then recounts the list of alleged German outrages in Bel- gium, and elsewhere, oil which it says f President Wilson remained- silent. It j adds that he protested the Lusitania. Aucona and: acres" not because they were-inhu- man, but because United States citi- zens perished by their inhumanity' "With this Humanity did not warrant intervention, hut that United States Interests have never 'quarreled." Continues the Chronicle, "But Miice he omitted to intervene Hp; stop the crime is it consistent he tervene now. to hinder orht-rs from punishing The True Coimition of Affairs, Among Civil Population Is NoSv Revealed that many n.is a.iuimvu ,_ Conservatives for Paper. MudMij -v..- the after war policy in Canada, the of .working, shoes which were former-, rohfwtiol, 01. at least discourage- ly of: leather.were now entirely of j of ernjgratiort to Canada of citi- New York, Dec. A pound of potatoes and a half sound of bread each day, with a taste ot a few other things, is the daily sustenance of each adult of I ho civil population of Ger- many, according to a letter received by a lawyer in this city which -was sent from Dresden on 'November IS, and coming through an umtsual chan- nel, escaned the censorship The writer said that in Germany one heard little discussion on the war. and continued: "Fcod, food, ib the only tonic.' The follonini, according to the latter, is_Uis maximum which is allowed to-be purchased for a sin- individual: Meat and quarter ot a pound a week: QN PAGE SEVEN) Mr. Smith and the independent can- didate. There di'i not seem to be much evidence of any- organized etfor Tomorrow night at midnight the Herald's big prize contest will be all jver except the shouting The win- ners and thejr friends will do that next Thursday night when the judges announce the prize-winners. There is no telling at this time who -will do the shouting as tlie race for the big prizes looks like a close one, and the votes secured by midnight tomorow may bo the deciding factors. II takes a lot of pluck to win, ami It taltas a lot more to lose with good grace. Nobody wants to be u loser unless Ife or she finds ft impos- slblo to be a 'winner. Therefore, don't waste a mimito thinking about what you would do' it you should lose, but take everjv. precaution to assure yourself a place among the winners. One last final spurt during.these clos- ing hours may mean a big change in your position at the Final Count. Prizewinners Announced Next Thurs- day All candidates are allowed to vjork up" to theJast minute of the Contest tomorrow! night and then mail or bring in their results, in accordance with the rules on the contest page. Head these rules carefulls. It-Is to your advantage to do so. The Judges will not begin the final count of votes until S o'clock Thurs- day night, and the vintervenlnx days between Saturday and Thursday will allow ample time for all returns from UL .in.v get the vote out for either faction, althoLgh what automobiles were used in carrying electors seemed to be working in the interests of ihe min- isterial candidates. The so-called pur- ity squad, which was the. influence be; hind ,-andidacy, was, ac- tive during the day, but chiefly vocal- The Final Returns Vancouver, dec. turns in the bye-election givet Hon. Ralph Smith 7.280 votes; Hon. M. A. Jtncdonald, McTaggart, fas. Ask.ed by Mr. Smith, if., in event and given homesteads as in '-he past. Miners will .be sausiiea 'Great lintaln. uiuzens 01 au UCUI.HL Thomas Biggs, president-elect of I countries will be welcfcmed to Canada district IS -MS on the stand for a 'n the nast. short time and gave it as his opinion that tlie miners would accept the find- of- tlie cnmmission, though he :iad not been present at thdhearings, and did not know, what the evidence URGE FARMERS'TO INSTAL WIRELESS Officials of Wis- consin have sent nut a pronosal that every fnimpr in Wisconsin shall 111- stal wire-leas telegraph apparatus lo receive weather renorts from the allow ample time ror an reiurns nun; _ out of-tovm candidates to roach us. University of Wisconsin, at Madison. Miners'Will.Be Satisfied zens of countries now at war with i Great Britain. Citizens of all neutral te SOLDIERS'-.UNIFORMS BARRED TO CHILDREN Spot.iWheat Local track-wheat December wheat May .wheat Locil truck December ...oats December flax 171% 174% 5434 WEATHER High.' GeilVrally fair and con-l ____ 'j v Toronto, Doc. long- v cr may little par- v ade about in a diminutive pro- ductlon of the uniform of Ijieir v soldier daddies. This order, v which is espccjlilly aimed at v v parents who drijss, their chi .v dremin military uniforms of all ranks has gone forth from military headquarters that per- v A sons allowing fheir children to wear suits which resemble those' of the soldiers will be v heavily "gh'en terms v In i'ail'. t tlnue'd-low tempe V TT T We thank You, Goodf allows the Herald's 1 Fund will be closed and [hank, m, behalf the'xursing.Jlission. those who have so generously contributed to the fund. Previously acknowledged ._. Kennedy Mend Alfred and Clarence Morris Eleanor" and Sonny Fleming Gwendolyn ami- KafbTe'en Shepard, Warner Edgar and Eugene'Forstef John. Odmarlt L. H. Cobbledick Gwendolyn, Sedley >Ira. E. L. Connor Jack Herbert Volsey. A Farmer Dr. W. P. Ci-alg Win. Adorns Mr. and Mrs. Bonfadinl A. Friend ?176 III) 3.00 .50 1.00 "LOO l.OJ 2.00 2.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 50 sloo ,2.0.0 o.OO 1.00. ;