Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE SITUATION.ON THE RUMANIAN FRONT Mercury Shrivels in Socket at Most Points on The Prairies FUEL SHORTAGE AGAIN THREATENS As Yet But Supply Is Short At Some Points Lethbrhlge again enjoyed the doubt tul honor of being tho coldest spot in the west last night when the mercury dipped to 36 below the zero murk This was the coldest night of the RVIEO PLOESCt. an. id: AX35AC8' OPPOSSUM PERFORMS IX LONDON Widely Signed Petition Is For- warded to Minister of Jus- tice at Ottawa Ottawa. Dec. widely signed petition for clemency ill the case of Thomas Kelly, now incarcerated ill the Stoney .Mountain penitentiary, I lias been received from by ithc department of justice hero. The i petition asks that, the prerogative of the governor-in-cpuncil be exercised land that the prisoner released on The Russians are beyond the frontier along most of the front north of pardon on It is con- The Russians are neyouu me Bazeo and between the Trentier mountains and the Danube they still bold mmnik and west and south west of that place they have ma.Ie slight advances. winter so far, beating the Monday night record by six degrees. Last winter the cold snap came a little later, but at that time the mercury dropped to 42.5 degrees below zero. While the city shivered during the night and water pipes froze in mad- houses, the fuel supply is1 not causing any trouble. The miners are.working fairly steadily and coal deliveries are heavy. In the. country round, where the thermometer at points was reput- ed as low as 40, there does not seem to be much lack of coal as yet. En- qniry'at the Mounted Police barracks elicited the fact that no points in "K" division have yet -spurted a coal shortage, although there are a num- ber of places where the supply will not last many more days of this sort of weather. Mberta points were the coldest in the west Medicine Hat showed 28 below and Edmonton IS below. Cal- gary of course clnlmedMo be inMhe banana belt and leported only 1' be low. Yesterday the weather report hhovied Calgaij as 16 below the zero maik while the Calg.rj Herai'l nd mils that on Monday. night the mer- cuiydiopped to 25 below Tin ouglioilt Manitoba and Sas katchewan the weather is moderating lomenhat ilthough Reglna admits 18 degrees below. Snow and wind ac companies the cold weather in ths eastern part of the prairie provinces while in North Dakota a blizzard is raging. .Ranchers report, plenty of.Jeed foi their stock, and outside at the diffi- culty in keeping the water holes open they are having no trouble. Old timers report this as one the coldest Christinas weeks they can remember. LITTLE HOPE FOR CONFERENCE London. Dec. is not believed in official circles here v v that there exists any possibility v of assembling a peace confer- ence. as proposed in the Oer- v man reply to Present Wilson's note, unless Germany is willing to make suggestions In advance v 'regarding her ideas of terms of v peace. N. Westminster Congregation T Unite With St. Andrew's, Which is Without Pastor A large and representative meetiii of the board of Westminster Methoc ist church gathered at the parsonag last evening to lay plans for tho ftitur of their church. Rev. A. Barner f superintendent of mission: and Rcv.-G. II. Cobbledick. chairma of the Lethbridge district, met wit Ihe board. It was impossible to pla anything definite' about the churc building until .the .'Insurance compan lias made its the thougl ot moat of the men being that th building is beyond redemption. Th members ot-the board were'very opt inistio in regard to the future, and fe that tlie setback would be only tern The board "appreciated very muc the three kind invitations tor the a o.ommndation of-'the congregation ft the immediate future, one from Wesle church, another from St. Mary's fr the use of their parish hall, and 01 from the session of St. Andrew church for the union of tlie servic' and Sunday schools ot the two elm dies until Westminster was able SWEDEN'S NOTE Chance of Having It Com For- Handling of Spring Freshets i completing on plant in feme to. Handle spring reshets and the high' ot nex line has vahished. Cpmmissioiiei Grace admitted this morriinr that th lant could hkrdly In ime The cold snap hjis stopped al (instruction woVk justyat the wron "Su'ring the fall Bros, and Vilson, who for the ilant under the ompleted the It was ben learned that Iff would be necei- ary to pile the fouiiflation in order to make It secure againk the heavy load t will be compelled 'to carry. And vow before this work could be started the mercury drops to the thirties, -reezing the ground so hard that noth- IIE can be done until the spring. It is calculated that it will require six months from the time work is re- sumed until the plant is turning out water free of bacilli and other imnurl- So it will be in .order again next spring to boil the water for drinking purposes. Washington, Dec. information has been received here that 'Sweden had addressed a peace note.to the belligerents, and sent copies to neutrals urging con- sideration of terms.for peace. Prisoners Celebrate Berlin, via London, Dec. United States Ambassador Ger- rard attended the Christmas cele- bration of the .Interned British prisoners at Camp RuWeben to- day. In spite of all hampering circumstances the prisoners ar- ranged an imposing Christmas program, and, thanks to parcels from were able to enjoy a fairly merry Christmas. JAPAN'S ANSWER Tokio, Dec. 27__Japan's answer to President Wilson's note, it is believed, will be warmly appreci- ative of his solicitude for tho -ea toration of peace, but "regretting the impossibility to stop the bel- ligerency before the purpose of the war is "effected. par tended tliat for a man of Mr. Kelly s position the passing of sentence and committal to the penitentiary is suf- ficient to vindicate the law. The peti lion is now in tho hands of Cleinencv i Officer Cote and will thereafter be I considered by the minister ot justice. Ion. J. C. Doherty. What action, it will be taken is at present con- jectural. It is stated that there are many influential names tion. Already Preparing For Confer- ence They Proposed At The Hague TO NAME THEIR DELEGATES SOON U. S. Somewhat Disappointed Over Germany's Reply to Wilson's Note on tlie neti- A. trained opncssum, sain 10 IIJIM: imoasu GallipoH and France, recently visited London and was introduced to various romlnent people. He is seen here doing some ot Ins tricks. ON WESTERN FRONT Paris, Dec. night was calm, except oh the front between Vacherauvllie and Vaux (Verdun where the artillery was says today's announce- ment from the war office. "Lieut. Herteaux on December 24 brought Herteaux on Dec. 24, brought down His fourteenth aeroplane between Chaulnes and Hyen- courti-lfe'Grand (south of the make'-definite plans. It so that St. Andrew's church is without a pastor at the present time; Westmin- ster is without a church, so for tlw present Rev. 3. B. Francis, pastoi ot Westminster, :will act as .pastor of both churches: The union of the two congregations will take place nest Sunday The hoard of Westminster appreciated all three but foil under Hie circumstances that Ihe one from St. Andrew's was most suit- able for all concerned. Edmonton, Dec, 2C.-A. Bovven Perry C M G-. commissioner Uoyal Northwest Mounted Police, stated to- lay that "so soon as the Alberta Pro- authorities caiutake over the stations in the province now held by the R.N.W.M.P., this famous unit wi be recruited to full strength and vvil come under the federal authorities for military -duty." Commissioner Perry states., however, that owins to the difficulty there would be apt to arise if .the- various stations in the province were mimed- withdrawn from the control of (Special to the Herald) Magralh, Dec. electric Clothes Catch From Christmas Tree Candles at St. Eugene Hospital Special It Hie IlcraU) uanurook Bt Dec. Christ mas, eve acudei-t which terminated fatillj occnrreu Ust evening --at St Eugene howlUl when.-the Sisters Charit held thui annual event lha evening it mis been the custom o this institution at the festiv-j soaso: to In ing good cheer to tlie .patients This veai i Chiistmas trea ivvas -je c ded upon "Miss pearlTarker, nurse in training, was chosen by the Sis ters to reme'seiit Santa Claus distribute the gifts to the inmates YHnle passing the tree her clothing which was irado up of highly inflan mable .material, in some manner too1 file and immediately she was ei v eloped in a tongue of flame vvhicl belore aid could leach her, ed her clotting and practically ac- complished its work. Dr. Green, house physician, and the good sisters worked heroically in a: effort to save her life, but she passed away at u o clock Chn-tmas morning. Miss Parker caine to Cranbrook from Eu- reka, Mont., during the month of Au- gust to train as a nurse. Her tragic death has a gloom at the St. Eugene hospital and throughout the citv Sistei Anna who was the first I to tho lescue was badly burned 'about the arms. Tony, an assistant, was likewise severely burned in his effort .to extinguish the flames. The file brigade was called, but their ser vices w ere not prevailed upon there be ing little damage to the building. The A trained oplicssum, said to id through thirty-two battles LEGISLATURE IS TO ASSEMBLE TUES., FEB. 6 Edmonton, Dec. Al- berta legislature has been summoned to meet on Febrii- arv C This will be the fourth session of the third parlia- ment, and may the last ses- sion before a provincial elec- tion. A Famous parents of the unfortunate joumj Magratn, uec. eiecLni. parents 01 me light question has.come to eaitb with been communicated with. a thump. The agreement with the Superior Supply Co. of Lethbndbt never materialized as expected and as a result .the council is as far 10 moved from a specific contiact as I was two 'weeks ago.. The committee in charge is, busilv investi gating a number of new propositions and it is hoped that something detimte may be placed before the council at i the'next meeting. NAVIGATION CLOSED I Quebec.'Dec. the arrival I of the steamers Montcalm, Rouville anil Lord Strathcona on Simdav navl gallon' was officially closed on Jie St Lawrence between Quebec and sea. This, is one day latei than last year. Montreal, Dec. The famed monastry of the Trappist Monks, at Oka, Quebec, was burned to the ground this morning. The fire started about IwcT o'clock and at seven o'clock the immense build- ing had been completely destroy- ed The burned structure con- tained the chapel, library with valuable manuscripts, etc., and the loss is estimated at about There was :no loss of life The cheese factory, agricul- turafand experimental-farm build- ings, operated, by, the monks, saved. Must Be Premier Hughes Has Not Accepted Yet London, Dec MormiigJ'cst has a Sydnev cablegram which says that no: decision be .reached by Premier Hughes', as to accepting tlie invitation to the imperial confeience, until, an arrangement between thB Liberals olid Ministerialists is reach- ed. Premier Hughes is now leader of the smallest pal ty ill the house The Daily Chronicle .says it might happen under the existing system that the dominions would-be dragged into a war with which they had no concern, and political niacliineiv must be adopted w hich w ill giv e the dominions a voice in shaping the im perial policy, The Chronicle expresses London, .Dec. dispatch from the Hague to the Exchange Telegraph company says German aoents hav; arrived at the Hague to" make preliminary arrange- ments for German delegates to the peace conference suggested in the German reply to President Wilson's note. The dispatch follows: "In view of the preparatory meeting of de- legates to the peaos conference suggested by the German reply to President Wilson, German agents have arrived at The Hague and are making inquiries for hotel accom- modations for German delegates. CAN'T WASTE TIME London, Deo. prompt- ness of the German governments reply to President Wilson's note is characterized by evening news- papers today as evidence of Ger- many's .eagerness to bring the war to an end. The Standard says. "It would be a mistake to neglect the German peace manoeuvres, but it would be even more fatal to waste time over them. We trust the government will give Presi- dent Wilson a perfectly courteous but also definite reply and then flo on with the war as energetically as posstoie.' Not Yet Received Washington Dec IP nlv to Piesident Wilsons peace note hud been icceived here in othual form calls todas and officials receiving theii co.mmt.nt until thev had oppoihmlty to study it Despite disappointment because uei many has not acceded to the dent's suggestions uid laid down her uem.s teini" the geneial -new 11 tlut tin was another step tore aid m I he peace movement because it left loom foi subsequent iissst..tions The United States imdoulitedlj is peeled bj Qeimaliv to tiansmit t necfed bj ueimanv ID the hope that a settlement of tne bense ot hei repb to the entente bell. Irish question will icsult from the gelellls a, a the immediate outcome lie conference. peuds upon whether the allies wi 1 modify then detumiiiation not to en lei the confeience befoie the teims BHIGHT'S DISEASE CURSED New York, Dec. announce- ment is made from the Post Gradu ate hospital that a. discoverv has been made of methods of Wood anato sis which make it possible (b diag nose cases of incinient Bnght's dis ease, and thus enable physicians to begin treatment early Tho repoit states that when incipient Bright s disease has been revealed restricted diet and careful In ing mil prolong the of many people Ottaui Dec 2, the couclu siou of the meeting of the cabinet to das a cirefully wo (led letter was pie mred and sent Sir Robert Boi den o the execute e of the tiadeb and H jor congress The letter explained I he amis of the national sen ice com nission and conti iblitert a reuh to ho lepresentation made by tin. lanoi nen in connection with the matters The contents of the letter Ime not yet been made miblic The live of the trades and Hbor congiess vill con-dei it this sfteinoou am1 t they decide that the aims of. the as explained in the letter have been laid down. IS IN OTTAWA Ottawa, Dec. Major Chnrlen Gordon who has returned to Canada, after n period at the front in the capacity of chap- lain of Col. Thompson's Winnipeg regi- moflt IR In Ottawa today. Major Gor- called upon' his excellency tho governor-general and will meet mier Border, this evening. Pre- iatBJv wiiuuio-" the "H N.W.M.P.r .order-in-coundl cannot actually take effect until'such time as the provincial government can provide .suitable men to 1111 them. "The action has been taken oy the federal government as being a mu.- tary necessity in time of war, and for the increasing demand for a highly trained unit- to be ready for instant sorvicf within the j "The RN.W.M.P. vvill continue to i be responsible for alien enemies in the west, and the border patrois win be continued. "In all probability the stations in the far north will lie maintained. KBU among the few stations which will bo retained In Alberta will be tto Ed- monton station. Active recruiting will begin 'immed- iately for the n.N.W M.K whereby it will he .brought to full strength Of two regiments. Little Rock, Ark., Dec 27 Twelve persons were killed and 23 injured In a tornado which swept ovor central Arkansas late Tuesday, according to partial re- ports from the storm-affected area which had reached here early this afternoon. Apprehension regard- ing the fate of the state convict farm at Tucker, south east of here, was aljayed today when the report came saying no one .was injured there. HEAVY SNOWFALL Winnipeg, Dec. has been falling heavily 'over Winnipeg since midnight, and it fell to such purpose Dec. dis- cussions and consultations are proceeding for the 'settlement of the Irnh question, says the Man- chester Guardian. New proposals which are being considered .pro- vide for something in the nature of eoual representation for the Unionists and nationalists in the Irjsh parhament Home Rule for all Ireland Is the basis ot surges tions which do not conUmplate the exclusion of Ulster. TWO DESTROYERS London Dec. admiralty an nouncm that two destroyers were sunk in collision'in the North Sea on Dec 21 during very bad weather. Six ofn cers fliul 49 men were lost; m jected that the congress Hundreds of Women Cioss the Water to Spend Holiday With Husbands on Leave when will meet Friday, Dec sider the question of the board mem Of 340 London Dec 27 vnimated' were witnessed in Liverpool the Canadian Pacific steamei anbie arnved theie She is the Cai adi-m Christmas boat nnd over hundreds of women and children desirous of spending OT on leave from the front as explained in the letter sinerhe question of the boar mem coZm the option of the 1 Dor tare votillg themselves a salary tor men with all men with legiul to wivice it is ex the yeal a servlces The question represented Theie ew will issue nn apteal for cooperation with the ing tne past two jeais, but no meeting has ever been to decide on the merits of the case It is tfll, however, that in as much as the town council is drawing monies with no more legal light than has the school the yeal a servlces The question represene llas been rathei warmly discussed dur fi om New Omano the ut no _ prairie Quebec, Ontario, the provinces British Columbia prams yiunuvu and the Yukon, the majority havme never seen England before At Liv- erpool the train earned them to Lon- commission It is" understood that ______ I.e labor intn have been assu ed that the conscription is not contemplated in ceived The count 11 members contend mail and huge Consignments OE that vvhile theie ,s no -alarv stipulat- Christmas parcelsi tor the menin ed bv law that the voting 01 a small training in Britain and it tne iroiu -remuneration to, sucli services is cus Over Canadian parcels were fomary throughout .the received m _o_ne the ae that they -have no intention of Ignor ing this phaie of common lavv If the school board members vote ftish.ngton Dtc 20-Moie than I If the school board members vote c. themselves a like salary as threatened .j M A let MARKETS Trask wheat Local track wheat 15614 December whoat May wheat Local track December December flax tions WEATHER High that the 'street car traffic today LOW nrettv thoroughly disorganized Fortca.t F.ir and decidedly cold -3P let income fiom opeia madcbv the r-iilroadsof the cointrj duiint the year now The huge total is tho leak of pios mntv in railroad operations ind stands Iniori? than onethiid liighei tlStthe total of l-.i -retofoie the banner year Statistics gathered by the fnter statt commerce commission com nleto for nine nnd made the basis for calculation for the entire vear indicate that the total net In come from operations will be they will pi obably set a precedent foi such action in 'he province The meeting should aioose keen interest for all concerned. i ?j ff BOARD OF TRADE LUNCHEOf) The icgiilar Boaid of Tiade luncheon at the Chinook Dlub will be held on Friday at noon this weak instead of on Thurs- day. GERMANY'S TERMS ARE CONTAINED IN SEALED PACKET t v- Rome, Deff handed to the neuti-aL nations i- whose services she asked In, S forwarding peace suggestions 4 to her enemies, a sealed pack- et containing tlta specific terms upon which she was 4 willing to make accord- ing to a report in cu dilation v here' today.