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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 26, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta Southern Alberta Mayors Ontario Cabinet Changes lo Wilson's Peaei Note From All Ten ton Allies Hen! Fron Berlin. "PLEASED TO AID IX EXALTED TASK German Consul in 'Fris- co Tells of Activities, Here of His Agents. PA ri> KOOLBERGEN FOR HIS BOMB San cross examination- of Franz Bopp, German consul-general here, was to be resum- ed today in the United States district court at the opening of the fourth week of the trial of Bopp and Con week.of the trial of Bopp and con spiracy to violate American neutral itv Specifically it is alleged that the German consular officials employed a'ents to hamper the -movement of munitions for Great Britain and her allies. United States District Attorney John W. Preston, .who has conducted the cross-examination of Bopp, endea- vored last Friday to force admissions of ciineiitral acts from Consul liopp, but- he' was met at every I urn'with the reiteration thai Ihe German consul and his employees had dour, righl and acted" within their leg nl power1 to prevent mu nitions but that "the authorized iiamiting of shins'and railroad tun Mis hud'116 part in their activity. The government alleged that C. I frowley. a detective, and Louis I ot the Ger man consulate, were paid lo .under lake the worlt of dynamiting mum lions shipments and destroying Cnni dian railroad property and that Bopp knew what the payments were for Loulo J- Smith Js, the government chief '.witness and also is one of the seven defendants. It was expected the case would be ready ior the jury bv the end of tlic'week. did you send C.-.C. Crowlei nml Smith to Taeoma ano into Canada, forwarding them consul erable sums of. money...and. carrying roundabout communication with through third, parties: and-a ci jiher Preston" demanded. "They were sent to Seattle and 1 i coma in May. 1915, to discover wheth- er any' dynamite was being shipped io the entente allies under false man- ifest, and to determine whether cer- tain vessels, clearing for Vladivostok IhK picture show (ton) W D 1jcpi KG M P P toi I oron to Not th Nho ''as beto apnomt >d provincial secretary by Premier Heal t in the lead ot Hon "iV I Hanna. (bottom who held that portfolio for 'eleven and I has resigned, but remains In the cab- as minister without portfolio. Dec. and her allies, Austria-Hungary: Bul- garia and Turkey, today replied to the note of President Wilson, in which he asked that the belliger- ent nations State the terms for which they were fighting. The proposal is made by the central powers that a conference of the delegates of all the belligerents be held in a neutral city. The task o'f preventing future wars, the offi- cial statement says, can be begun only after the end of the present struggle. It will, when this mo- ment shall come, be ready with pleasure to collaborate entirely with the United States ex- alted task. The answer of the central powers concludes with the usual diplomatic terms of polite- ness. WANT EXCHANGE VIEWS Berlin, via Sayville, Dec. The text of Germany's answer to President Wilson's note was trans- mitted today to Jas. W. Gerard, American ambassador; The an- swer, which also contains the reply of Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey, says: "The high minded suggestion made by the president of the United States of America, in order to create a basis of the establishment of a lasting peace, has been received and considered by the imperial government in the friendly spirit .which was express- ed in the president's communica- tion. The president points out that which he has at heart, and leaves open the choice of -the road. To the imperial govern- ment an immediate exchange of views seems to be the most ap- propriate road in order to 'receive the desired result." Refusal of Peace, Offer Expected to be Followed by. Indiscriminate Warfare by Submarines on All Neutral and Allied Shipping. WILL SINK ALL VESSELS NOW NO MATTER WHAT. TIIEIK STATUS D. J. GRIER Jlaclcort old-timer and Mayor of the town. ERNEST BENNION Masrath's new Mayor London, Dec. and her allies are preparing as rapidly ait possible for a new outbreak of submarine frisStftilacat which they flrmlj believe will follow their rejection of Germany's pease oysr.udes. It known here that before any official mention of peace was made Wilson was informed that Germany still had a big card to play, ana Britain has no doubt what that card is. The Pan-Germanic party is again uolentlv for the shelving ot the Bethmann-Holiweg government and th. return of Von For the last three months Germany has been using submarines much larger than those sent out earlier In the war and which are t us able to onerate at a greater-distance and for a longer time from their haws They have been exacting a heavier toll of neutral and allied .hipping In the German press semi-official .lories have exaggerated these.losses until the people believe that Great Britain IB facing Immediate famine, onl> f'mnaiiv's Pledge to President Wilson saving her. German shipyards havs on the building of submarines for the last iiattle of Jutland From these facts the deduction is natural that it neace overtinv, fail me .'ubmaiinr- commanders will receive orders Jo" P rvtl hi in sight, disporng enl'iely wita formalities or examination hv.ora firing their torpedoes. The defence will hit all alHed hips are armed cruisers and that nil neutral re carrying contraband. Everything will come under German ruling which have been elaborated in the long and futile correspondent between Berlin and Washington. Ottawa, Dec. is nothing in said Hon. T. W. Crothcrs. min- ister of'labor, this morning when ciues- tinned regarding the reports that the hero would take over the coal mines-in district No. IS. owing to the inability of the operators and men to reach an agreement. "F. L- Harri- son has been investigating the situa- tion for us in the mining areas, and he haa not yet reported. We hope that as a result ot his report trouble will be amicably adjusted. Of course, if thev are not it is hard to say what will happen, hut at present no action such as the report indicates has been con- tan vessec were not really planning to so to Tlie centre picture Is Prot. George C. Uchahgel Bopp said Later I sent them to Montreal -to obtain evidence showing that submarines, built in San were being assembled at that print fdl the Biitish navy. Also, 1 entrusted 'iom with the delicate mission of obtaining, by documentary pi oof il information con- ceinmg the si e movements of Canadian -contingents of troons. you klibw that engaging those men on United Stales soil and sendmi, them into Canada on a mili-j tin e iterpnse constituted a viola- 1 tion of Amenoan neutralils askeil i Preston i No 1 did not considei that a mih-j tais enterprise returned the i3er- man consul geneial sleadilv. Koolbergen Had -Bomb Crcelman, president of the Ontario Agricultural College, who becbmes Commissioner .of Agriculture under Premier Hearst, who will act as min- ister. H Von Koolbergen recently re- pioinci.il jail at is leaned from the I ethbridge in these charges ..and tint he had naid <25 to Von Koolbergen toi a bomb which he thought would be useful in the trenches 46 it had an k day clock in il also defendant Bopp snore on the Later tne bomb w i destroyed El If II 11 1 IIIMFLEEI London, Dec. some time past an arrangement has been in force whereby Canadian otiicois who nave been at the fiont are enabled to trie grand fleet availed themselves of this, with the result that interest in the woik of the and appreciation of. whit it, means to the army in the field, has been gieat B. C. Man and .Two Children Have Terrible Experience When Cast Ashore ly forces. stimulated among the Canadian JAMES HEDLEY DEAD Dee. Hedley because it might have been se t by British detectives. Bopp admitted on the stand that the consulate hid a war fund' which al times mis very large, he) .Toronto, Dee. not state how lalge Bonp said; for nearly 30 editor of the Mon HIP money used lo buy rubber elafy Times fiom 1887 to one of lild I Ihe pioneer telegraphers of Canada, .mil omei Director of the Gieat Northwes- telegraph Company since its In iceplion in 1881, died last evening at I his home in his Ttith yeai said the minister. Believe They Won't Strike (Sperial lo'thii Fernie Dec. is known hero as'yet reaimling the action of the miners :it thif expiration of, the DiiHi- lirr.it which thev set for the 8-1 st of December for ijuittiug work if the commission lias not ar- rived at a decision by Unit time. It is believed .however, that no drastic ac- tion will lake place unless the men conclude that the government is act- ina- too slowly under the circumstanc- es. Navat-Scrap In Otranto Strait Berlin, via Sayville, Dec. Two allied patrol boats were, sunk and four other allied war- ships were damaged in a recent naval engagement in the Straits of Otranto, the Austrian admir- alty' announces. Two Austrian destroyers were hit. Victoria. B. C., Dec. ashore in an open boat on on uninhabited of Cape Cook, C. B. Betel and Ins two" children subsisted from Nov I1) until Dec. 14 on half a sack of floui which was all the provisions -.they saved from the sea, and on what food they could make the barren country yield them. Weeks ago were given up as dead, the belief being on tertalned they had been lost In. the storm thaf had overtaken their. little craft as they were going from Quat- sino B C., to their home at Top.Tot. a distance of 12 miles. Thev spent two days and two nights in their .little boat before they_drifted aslioic They were found by Indians Dec 14 and taken to' Kyuquot, where the storekeeper cared for them until the legulai.call yesterday of the steamer Tees which brought them to Quafsmo BY HE TEW Berlin, via Sayville, Dec. Five thousand five hundred more prisoners have been taken by the Teutonic allies in Rumania, the war office announces. The town of Filipechti, on the railroad be- tween Buzeu and BraiMa, was charged at the point of the bayo- net, strongly entrenched Russian 'positions on both sides of the vil- lage were says the state- ment. _." ARTILLERY ACTIVE ON THE CARSO Merlin, via Sayville, Dec. 26. fire on the Carsa Plateau was more active tem- says Ihe official Viistrian reporl of December 2i from the Italian front. v Lindsay, Out., Dec. imme- diate calling out of all single men from 18 to 45 years of age, not ex empted under the law, for active ser- vice training under the Canadian mil- itia act was the recruiting policy ad vocated by Lieut-General' Bir Sam at a large meeting here lasr night. He declared that the natlona service commission was raore or less of a failure. Four months of valuable time, had already been lost, and lour months more at least 7nust elapse be fore the returns of eligibles would be a vear before the commission coult begin to operate with anj effect, am even then action on the basis adopted would be chaotic. One good thing however, was that the public had been interested. "NOTE Much Christmas Cheer Is Pioi Pollard Points Out That Immediate Issue on Peace Depends on Huns London DPC il) 4 Prof. A. r PolUul who hold, the chair of Lngiibh historj in London (Univer- sity to the Times urging that while it is clear that somebody blun Distributed In Lethbridge; Message to Boys at Front ton nf the At the sime time it note it T P-FPIV Candidates, Don't Forget to Send HUU For TheFimi Count VmiUidani -via London Dec. The Tolegiiff SIJB it has reason to believe Geiniuus leplj to Holland's note legarding the deportntldn of Bel-, tlnii wuikiuoii was trained i" such terms that it was inadvisable to com- mnniiate it io the Uutc.i parliament rind that .the government has request- ed lltr In to alter it 1 ho Dutch gov- ernment month instructed its Hi Mil lUiieso ilati'e to notify Ger- in my thai Helginn deportations had laused a painful imnession in Holl- md A Rotterdam dispatc.ii. to -the I ondon on December 5 said Gprmaii; had itsnonded .in words which tantdinount to saying "Jlind your o.wn business. HOLLAND AND GERMANY SIGNTRADE TREATY All of the Yellow Ballots Which Were Sent or Given to You When You Sent or Brought m 8ub.cnption. Mint be in the Ballot Box for the Fma' Count Thursday Night, Every Candidate's Interests Will be Looked After Whether They are Present or Not at the Final Count. London, Dec- and Ger- uiaiij havo signed a treafy providing for a to the latter of eggs, mill! and n Central iNews, iospiltch ffonj Amsterdam today All conlesl voles must be m the Ballot Box foi the judges final count of votes which will take place Thurs- day night beginning nt 8 o'clock If you are holding jellow voting ballots in your possession, send them iii at once. They aro good toi the number of voteb written upon them, and must bo in the ballot boi toi the Judges to count Thursday night. If you fail to send these votes in to be counted Thursday the judges, will be unable to add them to youi final fist Final Count Public The judges' final count will take place Thursday night at the office, ground floor, Hull block The count is public and all candidates and their friends may be present to wit- ness it if they wish. It is not neces- sary for candidates to coma in per- sonally to protect their interests Bv ery candidate's interesls will be ook ed after, .whether they are present.or not -It. will toke about three hours for the judges to make Ihe final count and it is expected that the prbewm ners will be known by 11 o'clock on Tliursday night. s The Judges The judges who will make the tiha! count, and decide upon the pi win ners were chosen from Lethbridge's most prominent citlzensr'.Tno Mr. G. U. Jlarnoch, Mr. F. W Down of and Mr. C. B. Bowman. Jso the people ,lso blundering-in interpret- haft to writes Jrof Pol aid that it is addressed to oi r enemies as well as to ourselves and therefoie has observe diplo- matic conveniences and to assume the sincerity of the enemy professions. '.We addressed an identical inquiry respecting German neutrality to Krijice ind Germany before the war. France gave prompt and satisfactory assurances Germany evaded the luestion and imaded Belgium. Inn "d'ate ,var between the Unit- ed snd ourselves is out of the auostloii because we are bound by a recent treaty to cooling off period of than a year. Germany re fused that lostraint and the immedi, ale Issue therefore, turns on ,Ger- oi uii- CILV. er in public People stajed by their fire- ter regisleied as high iero while last night it dropped to iO below Christmas as usual w as a busy day with the Nuismg Mission With the "Jood Cheer I'und ot hiiBtmas CVP ass? s ever and that was encourag ment enough. A Christmas tree Wi the outstanding feature with _ San Claus in all his gifts. There c--------- each child, and some were laid awa ate Issue thereore, urns on many s replj to the- president's nate. MARKETS Spot wheat Local trick December wheat (May wheat oats December December, flax lis glorv distributing ;th were many presents fo each some were laid awa as hiEli as U below for .those who come in later Then evening there wafa a Christim dinner to.which 15 children did amp justice. The table was decorated "id Chi Istmas morning were provided with true Christmas style, tandles furnis was not forgotten t the front was sent a pares win arge stocg and warm articles of clothing. Miss Tilley is grss'ly pleustd with the man- ner Hi which the good people of Letb- Her 111 WIl'CIl LiiB ,_ 174% bridge and distnct allied her tn dis- thosTwho .heads in p, command of Lethbridge units "For those who have, by devotion service, made the last full measured! iremen Battle Blaze in Bitter Covered By Insurance Just a couple of' hours before tlia me for the morning service on Sim- ay, flre broke out in the Westminster lurch, badly gut'ting the interior and estroyirig the rear end of the struc- ure, causing a loss of about on nilding and contents, which is fairly fell covered by insurance. The alarm rung in at 0.37, but the-'building blazing at the time and when the. epartment reached the scene it had good start. A sharp fight by the rigade howover, brought the flre un- er control and saved the structure so hat it is not beyond repair. Two or- ans and a piano, together -with the unday school library were among the ontents destroyed. It is believed the urnace, became overheated and a de- ective pipe did rest. The congre- gation -was united, to worship at Wes ey cnuich, and many of them attended he morning service there. The board of Westminster have not decided, -what course shall be followed. The flre was one ol the hanjest to fight the brigade has experienced for some time With the thermometer lovermg round the 20 below mark, the men were soon a mass of ice Chief Bardie got a soaking which, though he s not confined to his bed, has rather disabled him for; active fire-fighting or .the present This morning again the brigade at No I had a run to 642 8th Street South, where an overheated stove caused the alarm to be rung in. There was no damage; ami Wesfl their .44 54% WEATHER High Low Forecatt, Fair a Idkdly cold, -it -30 nd continued de- donaUonsB Christmas Representatives of jTrades Con- gress Have Satisfactory In- terview With Borden Ottfiwa. Dec. ol the trades and labor congress' wait- ed upon Premier Borden this morning and had further discussion upon the- national sen ice proposals -There weie present James Simpson of To- ronto, J C. Walters, P Draper and R A Rigg, MPP, of Winnipeg At the conclusion of the' conference. the membeis of the deputation intimated that the interview was satlsfactoiy The cooperation of labor m the na- tional service scheme had been re- quested and the purpose of( trie con- ference was to discover just what the scheme would lead to. the presented to the delegates by Sir Sobert Borden and the representatives tonight will present theii views on