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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 28, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUM! x" DKCKMHKHja. Time Limit Set By Them For Report of Investigation Expires Dec. 31 MO INDICATION AS TO THEIR INTENTION Strike Now Would Create Worst Coal Famine in History Of The Went Canada's Fiftieth Birthday Otlawa, lien. JS.-Tho year will see the fiftieth anniversary or tlio co.irodor.dion or Canada. Before the war a huge celebration or the event was planned by the government. The war-upset UIUBB .plans. However, tlic Tact that Canada is engaged in a titanic struggle for wtlstciieii. the national event will not pass unnoticed, and some iion "uitable to ilie times will be held. The subject will be brought before parliament and suggestions will likely be asked Iroui members It is llkelv a non-partisan committee from the house ami senate will no appointed to arrange for a suitable demonstration in Ottawa and Canadian centres on July 1st. GERMAN PEOPLE EXHAUSTED SIX MONTHS MORE THE LIMIT AUSTRIA IS NEAR COLLAPSE Commons Is Called For Jan. 18-Important Session Ottawa, Dec. opening of parliament has- been fixed for January 18. i of "Mines Do Cireat Damage Within The German Lines Saturday is the. last day the miners of District No. is consider that they are obliged to remain at work pending a settlement of their wage difficulties with the operators. What will nextj week bring forth? Will the men strike in the middle ot the coldest snap, of the winter, or will they remain at worlt and thus stave off a possible coal famine? The situation is none too pleasant to contemplate, and the prairie householder is on anxious scat. Local operators confess that they do not know what turn the situation may take next .week. They under Session Important Ottawa. Dec. extra of the Canada Gazette was issued today for' rnally calling parliament for the dis- patch of business on Thursday, Jan. IS. The house FURTHER DEFEAT FOR ALLIES IN RUMANIA Austria Faces Grave Problems If War Is Pursued Further INTERNAL TROUBLES CAUSE GREAT UIS'REST Teutons Claim Their Victory There Is Now More Prisoners Taken People Weep For Joy and Sing In Streets At Peace Prospecls ment. It is open to Ilie prime minis- ter la name some one to attend the; imperial conference as his representa- tive, and he may do this if the situa-j tion is such as tu make necessary his malning in Canada. The question .nvp hopn summoned lor a the extension of the parliamentary i loiar it iinl te'-m will be considered as soon as the on the address is concluded. GPOrce of JS '-Britain The sessional program is likely to be "neria? conference to deal; important, quite apart from war mea- w-i'th war "ma ers would be held insures and new taxation proposas VUrua-T- It.proujbly win b. necessary to It is expected that Government legislation will include measures to provide for not the house will continue In ses- land, legislation arising out of. the in H-Url-on'sio" (luring the abselic? ot lhe pary have resulted in a mass of in- formation which must ho tabulated and put into shape to go before the minister or labor. When this is done. It is understood tile operators arc will- ing to send a representative to Ottawa to lay their side of the case before the; i dena'rtment of labor. The operators! believe the increase in tlie cost of; living as shown by the investigation j will hot show more than 10 per cent, which ivas 'granted to the miners in August last. Under the circumstances it is thougllt they will not be io concede any further increase at the; present time, especially as a new con- tract with the union miners of the district will have to bo signed ill event. _..'_. has In- timated that the-men main at work. His opinion in the mailer should be that or the majority of the miners throughout, the district, and the operators are hoping that he Meantime the production of coal is not by any means normal. Many of l he men are taking a few days holi- day in view of the Christmas season, anil incidentally- waiting for the re- snl' of recent investigation. Some .joints through the south country are to talk coal shortage and with a continuance of the present cold weather, there will soon be others. The C. P. R. is doing everything pos- sible to move coal as expeditiously as possible and air mines, are kept sup- plied with cars so there may be no shut-downs on that account. If the men veniSni at work, the situation mav not become too serious. If they go "on strike the worst famine in the history of the prairie provinces will lie precipitated. Three Great Training Camps Now Is Largest SndvPliiest London, Dec. Canadian army 'is gradually spreading itself over tile face of England. The com- paratively small force which made history at Salisbury has grown into a tremendous army. On every street of .every city the soldiers of the Do- minion 'are to be seen. There are Copenhagen, via London. Dec. Stockholm dispatch to Iho Ekstrabladet says that bread and flour tickets will be issued in Sweden from January JBlb. Edmonton, Dec. are hoiv being made by the attorney-general's m- three training camps in being made by the attorney-general s England at department for the taking over from sSciiffe, which, is well known to! the_ i lloyiil Northwest "Mounted Police. Of- ficers of the department and represen- tatives of the government house con- sulted with Commissioner Perry dur- the people in area at Bramshott, which has -been occupied for over a year and the new command at Brighton. Concerning the latter, although it pie in Canada know very little. Brighton command consists of four main camps, located at Crowborough, Paris, Dec. forces last night repulsed small attacks near Lechenoy on the Som.me, and upon the eastern slope of Hill 304 .west of the Meuse in the Verdun region, the office an- nounced today. Mines sprung by the French near Beuvraignes, on the Somme. front, caused great damage to German defences. One of the explosions produced a cra- ter 120 yards long and 40 yards wide. The French flying corps yesterday attacked several blast furnaces and steel mills. The aeroplanes were aided in their attack by two dirigibles. LOST AIRSHIPS Berlin, Dec. 28. Eight aero- planes were, lost by the entente allies in yesterday's fighting on the western the war office announced today. DEFEAT IN RUMANIA Berlin, via' Sayville, Dec. The 'defeat of the -Russo-Ruman. ian forces by the invading Teu- tonic army Has been completed, it is announced officially. Rus- sian troops which attempted to regain lost ground were thrust back and ejected from their new positions with: heavy losses. In fighting AustwGert man'forces'took prisoners. MACEDONIAN.FRbNT Berlin, via Sayville, Dec. Unsuccessful attacks by the Bri- tish on the -Bulgarian advance lines In the Lake Doiran region are announced in today's army headquarters statement. London. Dec. dispatch to the Morning Post from Budapest says: "Since the peace offer was made, King Charles has been in constant consultation with his advisers. He saw Count. Tisza twice. Count Von IBerchtbld is almost always in attend- ance and, as is well known, he has great influence with the emperor, wlioi considers him the most able diplo- matist of the monarchy. "Among the many and most difficult problems confronting the emperor are grave internal conditions, the burning j I question of man power and the ever-: lasting political crisis in Austria. In] ail these super-tasks the question of peace seems to occupy flrpt place in the best minds ot the monarchy at present. Everybody feels that unless the peace movement is successful, the coming military efforts, as well as the sacrifices in the minds of the people, will far overtax their strength and re- sources, and will place the burden STATE SECRETARY LANSING WILL GO, SAYS A RUMOR Washington. Dec. has been a revival of gossip here today to the effect that Secretary of State Lansing will retire from the cabinet on "March 4 next. Col. House, the president's mysterious unofficial adviser, is named by gossips as the person chosen for his sue- cessor. Private Information From Ger- many Reveals True Con- dition of People There Do Not Answer His Query Re- garding Diplomatic Game London, -Dec. pro- posal for immediate meeting of the a nation, especially as regards Hun- delegates of the belligerent powers to gary, which it is unable to bear, and ,1jscuss neace js regarded here as an that a collapse will be inevitable. ojn._0____ t_10 diplomatic game Newspapers are not allowed, although j in It is (.jcstioned they'have tried, to say how and why examination it. will be anxiously Tor clever move. In its peace. I superficiaT muect1; the note looks like "Yesterday almost every oneof the; Of President s FOOD SCARCITY IS EXTREMELY SERIOUS People Drop From Exhaustion In Streets Due to Terrible Privations i London, Dee. Paris corre- spondent of the Daily Telegraph wires: "1 have had private information in- directly from Germany which is de- cidedly encouraging. A friend of mine, head ot an important Paris business firm, has a partner who is here. The latter has just visited Ger- many and returned to Paris. He is a level-headed business man and says positively that Germany can scarcely hold out'more than six months longer. Shortage of food is more serious than it has ever been. Ho said it was lit- erally true that the entire population long since had been unable to eat its fill He himself saw many persons in various German lowns actually fall down in the streets exhausted by- hunger, and in one case at least one, man dropped dead from starvation in the road before liu eyes. Such sights- are apparently not now uncommon in Germany." Receive Official Note Washington, Dec. official', text of Germany's reply to President' Wilson's peace note was received- here early today. So far as was- known it was unaccompanied by any other communicalion and was said, to be substantially the same as the- unofficial text received Tuesday from morning papers- appeared with the i Tint atcoiding to the lirst pages blank, the leading articles Bri______ viovv ls tne impression Qer- having been censored out entirely. to make upon1-American But they were permitted to describe, But careiulU considered scenes and conversations, and these ij( ls __olt_ to not a response are quite adequate to reveal what the. a__ L% or tilc people feel-and' what they -expect. It i T1___ or ils pub- was a common thing a ___._, __iso thought to-lmve when tlie newspapers announced I Bllowl, the effoit to In the peace offer was made, to see peo- opimo ,-in the United pie kiss each other in the-cafes, while s_a_c_. to __ie Domt Ol perplexing and elderly shopkeepers and merchants I _.al___ng d foi the piesident broke into' tears, Sang 'spngs in ths ...ste __________ a wireless streets and offered prayers of thanks 0[ t__o note contrary to the They behaved .like children out of "wforuatioiial courtesy before the actual text Was received by the government to" which the note w is iddi essed is a point upon which the American govern- ment, it is said here. IB more quali- fied pioperh to express an opinion than any otliei persons 'o-s concerned. Germany's new note is, according to conjecture here, a sort of court move to meet the entente's reply to the German original note of Rsply to Swiss Note Berlin. Dec. .via London, Dec. >S_The German reply-to the Swiss- ribte was'handed to the Swiss minis ter today It is on tin same Hneb the replj to Piesident Wilson piire happiness .in the hope that their tortures were about coming to an end." BANK CLEARINGS A meeting of the Southern Alberta Wool Growers' association, the largest association of its kind in Canada, is Bank clearings for the week ending today took a tumble as compared with other weeks of the month, but still- show an increase or 47 per cent, over lng held this afternoon in the Board ofty week were as com quarters staff at Brighton. 1 B. Spry, assistant quarter-master general It.- the corresponding week a year ago The clearings for ths pared with This is the first week this month the clearings have fallen below the million mark. The rea- son for the decrease is attri- buted to the embargo on grain shipments' to Port William, very little grain being loaded Decembei dication There are that the entente reply -as ready and about to be dispatch ed, even if it had not already.'been despatched to neutral agencies toi delivery in Berlin. Anxiety to counteract the'; effect pt that reply, it is said, explains Oei many's hurry to identify-herself m appearance with the high minded suggestion made hy the president. The ententes loplj is expected to state m the plainest possible way .Montreal, Dec. The- death, list 30 Pei Cent. Increase Big Increase Also In The Payiolls Coal procluclion in the lignite field I.ethbndge and Tabor this year has been nloic than in cent great- el than m lil.'i according to local inino ooeiators and the same thing holds good throughout the province has been tons as a_ in 191! an increase of almost .11 pel cent, according to Injures sent out hj the mines' derailment .it Ottawa, Hie leatou foi the big increase in Alberta'lies in the Increased demand which made Mimrner production The nilneb m the Lethbrldgo everythug concerning e wed smte, o Jhe counlry i D. W. B. Spry, assistant adjut- ant and quartermaster-general, Jlajor II. K. Greene, deputy assistant ad- G. A, .E. Bury, deputy assistant quartermaster-gen- eral: Captain H. P. Walker, deputy assistant adjutant and quartermaster- general. an extent as possible. lltlOnS lllaf IIM 1 O11GG.I be followed to as great is in the city at- I'lending the meeting. Christmas coming during the week, made only five days' business. MA YOR HARD1E REPORTS ON THE VALUE OF GRACE MINE TO 'CITY Whether or not the people ot Leth--qualities. Since that time Mayor i_ Hardic been busy preparing his bridge are to become the owners ot appears he is now more convinced than ever that the proposal Is a good one for In his report he estimates i another coal mine, this one contain-, 'ing tons, will be decided by at the polls about the middle lit February.. The option on the I Grace'mine" was signed, sealed and delivered in proper .order yesterday noius BUUU 't." veal Ottawa, Dec. exchange The bylaw will be prepar- MbciU's produc onJo i the }eai t the" as soon as possible, and should be l.ns been tons as .iga.nst i, __J jireetor-l ready for. a- vote of the burgesses by general of national service, and thejtbe middle of February. members of the executive' council of] The option gives the city the light the trades and labor congress result-i to purchase the 170 acres coal land ed in an amicable understanding, I and surface rights comprising the whereby the labor representatives j Grace imlne property at a figure _ or distiht Vtaited the.i run two months parliei thi- Ih.m labt.and that the city wonld make a profit of per annum by a production of tons a year. report follows: Present condition at Grace "Mine as gathered from records in Mr. Grace's in fee simple and without roy- Area under roadway on which tic per ton must be paid Provin- cial Government Worked but........ Coal area umvorked- n-esent cncumstancc'5 meet :erence with the ceuli.il powers which offer no guaiantees that theii pro jiosal foi a conteience is anted with anv other obiect than that of obtaining peice that would ratifj the Prussian militarj domination of Eu rope Jnd would attain most of the '.'war aims forth in the Cham in istic Oeimiii nresb and would es lablibh in the histon of the a victouous record of frightftilness It Germany's objects in seeking.neace now are lebb than that they cannot it is said b) the entente poueis be other than a ruse to gain .time is now-sixteen] and- five other pass- engers all men aie more or less sei louslj injured as the result ot a col between the fast roronto Moiu real express anJ the local Cornwall train on the C.P.R. last night. The fast express was running, about an houi lale and thiough some misun deistanding the Cornwall local got on to the mam line just ahead of the fast tram which does not stop between Smith b Tails and Vaudreml The local had lust got under lay alter leaving Sonlonges junction when tht, big came no beflilid it going on the same track in the same direc The great locomotive of the fast tiain plowed into the real coach of the local train and .before it was stopped it had cut thiough coach es Both weie demolished, took file and burned up persons were killed and fne others weie senouw injured all ot them belonging to tile Cornwall local on the last train was injured inine office: Average production Tons per year members that they should fill -in the if -'the burgesses approve the Per ton Average cost at mine mouth. wnerem me iwuui have agreed to recommend-to .union at any time before .nine Av___.age co__t of delivering -Average Eelling price in town G0% .of output Average selling price exported 10% of .output Area of Property memDors mat tney suuu.u ...i-n. n.t. n _nu answers renulrecl-on the national ser-1 chase the 170 acres coal land surface vice .registration cards: Premier Bor-] rights comprising the Grace mine in, iffhab v den has given the assurance that the I property at a figure of at any n durnethe two resJ I Proposals for national service lime before .lime 1st. If. the burgess- m tt conpspondum had not conscri.ilion in view. But at ies- approve th. Purchase, th.