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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 29, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta LKTIIBIUDGK. ALUKKTA7 FHIDAY. W. 1911, TO WILSON FORWARDED Succumbs to Sudden Attack of to the Capital POSTMASTER- GENERAL HAS PASSED AWAY BRILLIANT MEMIiER OF CANADIAN BAR Was Attorney-General Quebec For Bordcn Govt In 1914 Cards Already Coming In tmawii Dec. tbe milionul sorvicn registration cards have onlv reached a tew post oillccs. returns are coining into the head office at an encouraging rate. Xo returns were expected below -I but over 500 were received Thursday, and today, and accompanying many of these were demands for-more cards, as the supply at these pomls hiid been exhausted. Decides to Take Strenuous Steps to Bring Stop to Destruc- tion of Shipping SENDS INDIGNANT NOTE TO GERMANY Reviews Situation and Cites i Cases of Shins Unlawfully Sunk by Huns HON. T. CHASE CASGRAIN Postmaster-General of Canada, who lied at Ottawa today of imetmonia. Norlhcliffe Says.Spring-Rice Is Much Too Slow For Bern- storff, Hun Agent Washington, Dec. several weeks some well informed per here have been anticipating the Ottawa, Dec. Chase Casgrain, uoslraastar-generai of Can- ada, died of pneumonia here today. Shock to the 'Capital Ottawa, Dec. sudden death today of Hon. T. Chase Casgrain, postmaster-general of the Dominion, came as a great shock to the capital. Death was due to an attack of pneu- monia, which developed only recent- ly. The minister grew worse with alarming rapidity, and late Thursday afternoon a consultation of physicians was held, when it was realized that Hie condition of the patient was seri- ous. .Mr. Casgrain had resided in the capital since 191.4. when he became succeeding Hon. L. P. Pcllefier. He was a great per- sonill favorite with his colleagues of the goveriuaent. the members, and everyone with whom he came in contact. He was in his 65th year. The cause of Mr. Casgrain's illness was a cold which lie contracted while on a visit lo New York. After his return, although not feeling well, he went to 'Quebec to keep an engage- inent, returning to .the capital on last. He intended to go to Montreal for the Christmas holidays, "but found Jiimsehv unable to do so, and on Friday last took to his lied. Pneumonia developed Tuesday, and from that day the condition .of the minister grew so steadily worse that the last rites of the church were administered. During last night Dr. Fennell. of .Montreal, and Dr. McCar- thy, of Ottawa, were at the bedside of .Mr. Casgrain, who rallied once or twice. Shortly after .seven o'clock, however, lie took a weak and died shortly afterward. .Madame Gas- grain was at his bedside at the end Mr. Casgrain's last public speech wa; delivered at the National Service meeting at Quebec, when the prime minister spoke. It is said that on that occasion he remarked to some of his friends that he did not expect to live long. Life History Chase Casgrain, K.C., 'LL.D., was born in Detroit, Mich., on July 28 ]So2, of a distinguished .Quebec family. He a son of the late Senator Charles U. Cnsgrain. Mr Casgrain -was educated at Quebec Seminary and Laval University, and there was for two months last spring, graduated with distinction. At )in early age, he became one of the lead- ing men o'f the Canadian bar. and he practised law in Quebec from 1877 to 3897, and at ilontrcarafter that date. He was crown prosecutor for the dis- trict of Quebec in 1.882, and the fol- lowing year declined the appointment as stipendiary magistrate of the northwest territories. The deceased was junior counsel for the crown in the trial of Louis Kiel for high treason at Regina in 1SS5. In 18114 he was chairman of ilie royal commission to amend and revise the code of civil procedure, in Quebec. Mr- .Casgrain early became active in politics and became of the provincial, leaders of the Conser- vative party. He was elected.to the legislature in and Continued in that' house for 10 years. He was at- lorneyVgeneral of Quebec from 1S91 to I'SOIi. From JS9S to' 1904 he sat in the House Of Commons for Montmor- ency constituency. In 1909 he De- signation of Sir Cecil Spring-Rice. It is known that Jtord'-Northcllffe is op- posed to the. British ambassador anil, given a free believed- the London editor would make a coftplete shake-up'in the embassy staff. Offi- cials at the, state department how- ever, doubt, if Great Britain would cure to "swap her horses in the mid- dle of the stream." They do not be- lieve Sir Cecil will leave unless lie is asked to be relieved. No one dis- putes- ivorthcliffe's charge that Bern- storff has the better of Sir Cecil in handling the propaganda. The Ger- man ambassador Is regarded as with- out a peer in Washington. Sir Cecil, however, has never-believed in seek- ing publicity in this country and has Paris, Occ. 26 dis- patch from Madrid says that the SnaniEh cabinet, after considera- tion of the torpedoing of Spanish ships, has decided to take ener- getic measures to avoid the con- stant diminution of the country's merchant marine. The nature of the measures has not been dis- closed. Sends Note to Germany Madrid, via Paris. Dec. note addressed to Germany on tbe sub- marine question by the Spanish gov- ernment reviews at length the policy of Madrid from the time the first Spanish shio. Isidoro, was torpedoed in August. 1915. It declares that the Spanish govern- ment has always maintained that it was illegal to destroy prizes, as is the constant practice of the submarines, and that the cabinet also demanded the observation of the declaration of London, notably Article 50, which it is maintained tbe submarines violate by abandoning the crews of sunken ships to tile mercy of the waves far from I land. The note further recalls the vigor of persons representations of the Spanish -gov- ernment which, it says, sometime HAS TROUBLES OF HIS OWN London. Dec. Syd- ney correspondent of tlie Times says it is improbable that Pre- mier Hughes will attend the imperial conference. Mature consideration, says the corre- spondent, has convinced the federal leaders that his absence from Australia at present would he detrimental to the interests the empire. Proposal Is Likely to Be Adopt- ed, Says Well-Informed Paper LLOYD-GEORGE IS IN FAVOR OF IT London, Dec. Spectator will devote the greater part of tomor row's issue to answering President Wilson's questions as to what arc the peace terms of the entente allies. Briefly summarized, the principal demands, as outlined by the Spectator follow: i "Peace terms are to start from the status quo before the war, thus including the evacuation of the whole of northern France, Belgium and Luxemburg, and all lands taken from Serbia, Rumania, Russia and Monte- negro. Alsace-Lorraine to be restored to France. The Danish port.on of Wig-Holstein to go to Denmark, and Poset, Polish Prussia and Austrian Poland are to be added to the new sub-kingdom of Poland which the Own has pledged to create. The Slavs of Bosnia, Herzegovina, Dalmatia, etc- are to be created into a new kingdom. Bohemia is to be an independent state, the Rumania sector of Transylvania to be added to "The whole Austrian Tyrol, plus Trieste, Istria and other portions of, Austria which are Italian in blood or feeling, to be added to Italy. "Turkey is to yield Constantinople and the straits to Russia. "Armenians are to be put under Russian i Judge Bliss, Sec.-Treas. York Co. N. B., Ends His Life By Shooting been very chary of ments for publication. making He is 57 state- years old and .was the youngest ambassa- dor in Washington when appointed.; HEEL ZWART BRUD Washington, Dec, of wheat flour in Holland has made proh: able another period' of compulsory brown .bread and no white bread, as CHILE? DE! caused the Berlin government to surprised at the. radical attitude of Spain, whose protests, it is hold, have been more energetic than those of any other neutral state, even the United States of America. With regard to the contraband (mes- tion the note "What the Span- ish government' does .not admit is the central empire's 'interpretation of in- ternational law, whereby they destroy ships of nations which have always complained of a_nd protested against 'Armen ans are 10 oe put ut.uci -The Arabs are to be freed, while Syria, Asia Minor and Mesopotamia are to be under external prelection guaranteeing tranquillty. i "German colonies are to remain in tbe hands of the entente. i is to he money indemnity for the rum Germany has of neutral shipping to he replaced only j Sl Jolm secretaij tieawiiei of nfler all the demands of the allies have been satisfied. j York county and judge of probate v ho "The navy is to be handed over and distributed among the llimself tlnongh the head Thurs entente nations. 'day uioruillB. died at an eaily oul "As a'guarantee against further war the allies are to Insist upon the democratization of the German government. j Judge Bliss had been ill good health "The KM Canal is to be neutralized'under an international non-German apparently until Thursdai _ such interpretation." The note concludes with the an- nouncement that further steps are be- ing taken to avoid or .diminish in fu- ture risks to Spanish shipping. ON PACK SEVEN) including the entente neutrals." Reply-'Forwfrrded to Wilson O Ixindon, Dec. a result ot] conferences which have been In pro-j gress for several days the entente re- ply to the German note now is com- pleted. It could go forward today or tomorrow except for the necessary formality of transmitting it to all al- lies before the final delivery. This means that delivery will be made, perhaps on Wednesday. Delivery will be made at Paris, after which the communication will 'be forwarded to Germany through American chan- nels. The "reply i? a very long docih ment, much more lengthy than the German note. This point has been one of the matters of the discussion during the conference, objection hav- ing been raised that it is too long states olher i Geoige Arm entered his oliice to go Ml (CONTINUED ON PAGE SEVEN) San Francisco, Dec. cross- trial. ot Consul-General accused of conspiracy to violate American-neutrality. Cro Old Time River Captain Coin missioned to Gather Fifty Recruits in West Prince Albert, Sask., Dec. 29 j 1nrl tiie campaign is taking on extraordinary ihipor by tlie commiss Bliss' accounts to get In.shape for an approaching session of the .municipal council Judge Bliss left Ibis office telling Mr Arm strong that he would' return in a few I moments Walking across the hall of the building to Shenff Howe's office he locked the dool and shot himself through the temple Judge Bliss was one of the most 8' AH esteemed lesidents of Piederic ill! I llVVfrA Uon and well Known tlnoughout I Iil111! UI province. He was tmmerly a membei UU LUUWtiU tlie legal faim of Black, Bliss and BORDEN WILL ATTEND Building a Complete Wreck- Over 300 Cars Latest Type Destroyed indi y the British government to captain -.'igiis and Kmilirates'nveis m carrying up supplies to the Bnt'sli of Edmonton, for several months at the opening of the was with his two dausrhteis a nnsoiei in Ger- vTiil lecture this evening in "Knox church at 8 lo under the auspices of the Lethbndge High School irnl in support of the patriotic fund He will speak on 'Experiences and Impres- into Canada. iTe tailed all co.hnec-1 Heved to besiinilar to that in which ness. Lours .I. had charged Captain MacLeod was against him and the consulate hands. Toronto, Dec. King street oast car barns and all cars housed in them were totally destroyed by fire ilast night. The destruction was ab- solutely complete. The cause of the fire is a mystery. Officials of the company refuse to estimate the am- ount of loss and the number of cars lestroyed. So quickly did fire spread that it was impossible' to move one car out .of the burning building and ill the papers and records of tho company were also destroyed. The night office staff .were compelled to for their lives and had no chance to save anything hut fare boxes. While officials cftl'-e.eomyany refuse lo even guess at the number of cars destroyed, they admitted that the loss included all of the large double truck cars used .during the rush hours. The damage is variously esti- mated, at S500.000 to and the cars destroyed at 300, of which 101) were of the latest iinprov ed worth each. sums of Germani The 'story he has to tell is a tlinll- 4nn one and should be heard b> every- one m Lethbridge He tells of the of the C-nal an pnsoners I0neei sions of what Germa i inns puraeei what German Mc i the Mr. Luck has delivered his The Mounted Police May 'Have Larger er and he has operated boa s oil' W'jJ'r'j jccture.at manv places in Canada and from all over Canada are to be isiem j He is a thien.t speake. bled at Montreal to so to Bugl ind fo training. Though nothing official has been received' by Supt. Pemiefatlier, offic- er i-onimnndlng "K" Division. fl.N-.W. .11.P., regarding the proposed change In-Hie'status of the force, the. police arc satisfied from Ihe published re- ports that something important will he announced before long, and are anxiously awaiting it. If. as reported likely, the force will 'In- Increased to two full-regiments. division force will be increased lo at least IfiO men, all of whom will he mounted." This, of course, is pro- viding that the "K" Division head- quarters arc kept open. There seems lo be some doubt as to. whether all bead'iiiartcrs. Of divisions will remain as at present located. Commissioner i'orry said the other day in Edmon- ton, that the 'detachment there would t, CONTEST RESULTS rLAuL ill veil Edmonton, Dec. D. McArthm remain, but that is, the ouly point where assurance has been given. I H the "K" headquarters are kepti open and the detachment Increased to a strength of 150. the force here will ho equal to one artillery battery. Much of the work for the first few months, will" We in" training the new recruits while the older -members of the force look after the. more import- ant.patrol duties which will he left to the Dominion Reports'from Edmonton state that the provincial government is obtain- ing information regarding the H.N.W.j town Peace River, l-'or the winners in tho big' auto contest, see Page Six'of this issue Ottawa, Dec. Root. Bor- den has accepted the invitation of the British government to attend the war conference .in London at which problems connected with the prosecution of the con- ditions of peace and what will fol low it are to be considered I" view of tbe transcendant import- ance of these subjects Sir Rob ert Borden feels himself bound to go. It is for this reason that par- liament has been summoned two weeks earlier tran was intended Agitation is Growing For Great- er Curtailment of the Liquor Traffic London. Dec. purchase ot the drink trade in Great Britain by tho state is believed to be imminent, says the Daily Express today. "The matter has been closely considered by the liquor control board during the last continues the newspaper. members of the board have long advocated the purchase the change in the government has Arought a renewal of their argument." The Express quotes Sir Thomas, Whittaker, member ot parliament, as saying that David Lloyd-George, prime minister, is known to favor the step, while several of the Unionist members are understood to agree with him. Sir Thomas says he believes a bill calling" for the purchase would pass the house of commons without difficulty. Sir Thomas Whittaker was chair- man of the committee which advocat- ed the purchase in 1915 .when the cost of the plan was estimated at between and Since then, however, the government has in-- terfered drastically with the produc- tion of spirits. The Daily Express as- serts that further great restrictions in. the manufacture and sale of alcoholics ara certain in, the. immediate future, whether or hot the purchase plan is pjt into effect It is known from other sources-that the liquor questioirhss lately become an" urgent one for the government in consequence ,of renewed complaints: of liindrauce of munition work and other industries due to excessive; drinking: also due to the fact that much freight-. age and vast quantities of food mater- ial are absorbed in industry Memorials from such centres as Bir- mingham. Liverpool, Manchester, and Glasgow have reached the govern- ment, warning of delays in munitions, shipbuilding and similar industries, and urging total prohibition. It may be recalled that Premier Lloyd-George urged nationalization the drink tiade in the spring of 1815, hut failed to achieve success of the scheme. At' that time the plan was regarded as impracticable, hut since then it has been strongly advocated and the tie- .nand is being continued by a section of the press Curtail Irish Whiskey London, Dec. the terms uc an arrangement with the minister of munitions, the Irish distillers will be allowed to continue making wliis key up to the limit of seven-tenths; of: the produce ot last year. Productiflu of Irish whiskey will then cease, the distillenes passing into the hands ot the government. QUEBEC LABOR UNIONS WON'T ANSWER QUERIES Quebec, Dec is understood that the local tiado unions have 01 tiered their members not to answer the questions put by the national seivice organization. RUTHENIANS MEET French Lines at Verdun Withstand Strong Attack Saskatoon, Dec. hundred i delegates from Saskatchewan and Al- j berta are attending the convention of Ruthenian Presbyterians which is be-i ing held, in Saskatoon today and Thursday. The purpose of the con- vention is to organize not only the Rnthenia'n Presbyterian church on a sounder footing in the province, but also to secure a greater measure of co-operation among-tre. Ruthenian far- mers of the various districts. MARKETS president of the Edmonton, n egan Spot wheat and Brliish Columbia and allied rail inspected wheat ways, who is in the city, made an im Local track portent announcement in e. -ui n December wheat with tho vast north country, when he May wheat staled that tenders had been invited Local track oats for the big steel bridge across tho j December oats Peace river, immediately north of'the j December flax These tenders----- 153% 176% 259 ing in ormalion regaining inu n.ii.it. M P. organization, intimating that the1 are to be received not later ban provincial police forte wheh .Is .-to day next. Tbe illio be e forte we .s .-o ay nex. be fashioned after the the structure is one million dollars WEATHER London. Dec. claim by the British war oliice that a squadron of seaplanes on Wednesday destroyed tin: Chicaldar bridge across the Damihan river Is c'ommenled on this morning o's beihs an important one. The bridge constitufeYTi vital.link in the.Turkish railroad communications, mrd Its de- struction would cut off not only the Bagdad main lino, "Ut.the Syrian lines 10 from'railroad connection with western f'an -is Usla Minor, and the supply centres for precast with Z ST1 Berlin, via Sayville, Dec. On the Verdun front on Thurs- day German forces transferred from the Somme front, entered French positions on Hill 304 and on the southern sloues of Dead- man's HMI, the war office ait nounced. The Germans advanc- ed to the second and third French positions, capturmq seven ma chine guns. The Germans brought back 220 prisoners. FRENCH STATEMENT Paris, Dec. troops last 'nirt delivered an attack In strong force on a three kilome- tre front, bctsveen Hill and Deadman's Hill, northwest of Verdun, the war office announced today. .French infantry and ma- chine gun fire broke the but one of the French trenches south of Deadman's Hill, was penetrated and this only by few hostile troops. The attack was delivered after long and violent ortlllery pre- paration. North of Verdun, on the right bank of the Mouse, a strong German reconnaissance was dispersed east of Haraau- mont. IN RUMANIA Berlin, via Savville In Rumania on Thursday Teuton- ic troops captured peti- tions, taking prisoners, 18 machine guns and three cannon. The advance in Wallachia been pushed to. a distance of 20 kilometres northwest of Rimnikr Sarat In the lake sector, Russians, three cannon and sev- eral machine ouns were taken The town of Ratchelu, in Dobrud- ja, has been captured. VIOLENT BATTLE Petrograd, via London, Dec. 29. Violent fighting took place be- tween Russian troops and forces of the central powers Thursday in Central Rumania. In the re- gion of Amara, according to the Russian official statement issued ?oday, a Teuton force of men launched an attack "on the Russian lines. The battle contin- ued until evening, when the eir- gagementt slackened. Inline sector of Rimmk-Sarat and Boldii all attacks. the invaders were repulsed by- the Russians. Aus- tfo-German forces continue to advance at several oomts on _ Moldavian frontier, says the off! c'al statement Battles are in progress fon the domination of the heights held by the Russuhl and Ruwsnians to el Sesmezo. t ;