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OItm yot the news today. The oth er, tomorrow. it THE WEATHER. Tonight fair, Wednesday partly cloudy. Lowest tensf. today, 25 deg. gam fai ' IS rag II AND PILOT VOL XXX BRYAN, TEXAS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1916 NUMBER 290 Z2 ffll V Lfl I'r All the World is Aflame Today with the Prospect of Peace. Germany has Taken the First Step which makes World-wide Peace Possible-She has designated The Neutral Nations, She is Willing to Entrust With the Great Task The United States is First COTTON SKYROCKETS rE nm nmnr nnnnnnmp toy 1 1 a m - mm mm mm m mm m W m :i ii-iui i iiim i i mil i 1 1 1 ii mini ii & Ull I LIIUL I IIUI UUIIbW T Cotton Advanced Three Dollars and a Half Per Bale Today on the Receipt of the Peace Pro posals Stock Market Is Wildly Excited- War Stock Took a Very Sudden Dr ' New York, Dec. 12. Cotton advanc-' ed $3.50 per bale here thla morning upon receipt of the newt of peaco proposals by Germany. The flock market became very wild and excited. All war Mocks dropped precipitately when tHe ncwa was flashed. Bcthle hem 8leel dropped 26 points In the twinkling of an eye and was still go ing down when the market closed. J. SMITH HURT. John CJ.&mlth of thla city was bad ly Injured lust Saturday afternoon about six miles from town when be undertook to atop a runaway team hitched to one of his wagons. In some manner Mr. Smith was thrown on the ton pie. carried some distance In this manner until hla tram crash ed Into a tree In the road. He suf fered a broken shoulder and Internal Injuries. Ho waa attended by phy sician as soon aa possible and la rest ing nicely today. E D ETO BE GIVEN IN DECEMBER Did you notice that there waa to be two apodal prliea on the 20th of De cember! Well, there Is. Two beauti ful manicuring sets and they will be on exhibition tomorrow. The other grand prizes will be on exhibition at the same time. The 20th la not far off and the two pcoplo that make the largest rexrts on subscriptions up to nd Inclusive of that date will each be a manicuring set better off. A few subscriptions may win one for you, so get busy and get one for yourself. You ran tell by that time whether yon want to go farther In the race or not. You will thoiiKh. for by that time you will find that the race Is easy. It Is not hard by any means. All you need to do Is ge( started among your friends and you will find that It Is er.y sailing after that. Send In the coupon below todny. Go take a look at the prtsea In the vari ous stores. Ask all the guest Ions you rare to of the contest manager. That la what he la here for, so make use of him. You rannot lose, for there Is the commission that protects you. See the rar and you will want It, but first send In your nomination, that you may get started with the real In the race. Today la the day to act and right now la the time for you to send In the nomination coupon that you find below. Ambition and use of spare time are the very things that made this part of Texaa aa beautiful aa It la to live In. In the fame way the Kagte Is opening a door for you to grab luxury by the uso of spare time merely In gaining new friends and readers. Remember, subscriptions get votes and votes win the prlree. Thla la your Inning to win and to fall. to make use of the oppor tunity you are the loser. In other words, nothing lo lose and all to gain, so get your receipt book today and make use of the opportunity. Send In the coupon below. Derlln, Dec. 12. The German gov ernment today announced that Ger many and her allies, Austria, Turkey and Bulgaria, have decided to enter forthwith Into peace negotiations. Chancellor Von Rethmann Hollweg received representatives of the United States, Spain and Switzerland, which countrlea have been protecting Ger man Interesta In hostile foreign coun tries, and gave them a note and asked them to give It to the entente govern ments. The note, which was read later In the Reichstag by the chancel lor, stated that It waa the purpose of the central powers to enter forthwith Into negotiations which they believe will be appropriate for the establish ment of lasting peace. The govern ments of Rerlin. Vienna, Constantino ple and Sofia transmitted Identical notes to the Vatican and all other neu tral owers. Chancellor Von Ilethmann Holl weg'f speech, as reported by the Over eas News Agency, was in part: "Conscious of our responsibility be fore God. before our own nations and before humanity, we have proosed to the hostile owers to enter on peace negotiations. Rumania entered the war In order to roll up the German positions In the east and those of Ger many'e allies. At the samo time the grand offensive on the Somme had as Its object to pierce Germany's front, and the renewed Italian attac ks were intended to paralyze Austria-Hungary. "The situation was serious, but with God's help our troops shaped condi tions so as to give us security more complete than ever. We are stronger than ever and our safety Is beyond question." Chancellor Von Rethmann Hollweg. In addressing the Reichstag, said the peace proosals had for their object ed to a discussion of It. The United States represents Austria and Ger many In Belgium, France, Great Brit ain, Japan, Russia, Serbia and Ru mania In Berlin, and represents Tur key In France, Great Britain and Japan. President Wilson made no comment on receipt of the news of peace pro posals. It Is believed bere that the peace offer at thla time was made with the expectation of making terms acceptable to Eng'.'nd's allies, who might bring pressure tt.at would cause her to stop fighting. The recent death of Emperor Francis Joseph and the succession of Emperor Charles also waa thought to be a possible factor. Germany Replies to U. 8. Note. Berlin, Dec. 12. Germany's toply to the American note protesting against the deportation of Belgians declares there was urgent need of woflc for the Belgians, whose -idleness was causing demoralization, and con tends they are assured of faring well In Germany, saying the German gov ernment believes the United States had been misinformed. The reply volunteers to let Ameri can diplomatic representatives visit the workmen's camps and assure themselves that the Belgians are well off. It concludes with an expression of regret that the United States has never seen fit to protest against what It describes aa the dragging off of Germans from East Prussia. Olsace and other places to Siberia and else where, and other such actions by the allies which It says are severe viola tions of the laws of humanity. Greece to Mobilize. Ixmdnn, Dec. 12. A Copenhagen dispatch saya advices from Switzer land aay that King Constantino of the guarantee of the existence, or the j Greece has ordered a general moblll- 4 ..; wm , honor and of the liberty and of the evolution of the four allied central powers. ration. London Gsta the News. London, Dec. 12. A wireless dis patch from Berlin aays that Chancel lor Von Rethmann Hollweg annrun 'ed In the Reichstag today that Germuy, together with her alllea. '"rvaclous of their responsibility Sefore Go.t. before their own nation etiC before lum:p ity." has proposed peace negotiations. SEND IN THIS COUPON TODAY: I am IntercBtcxl In the campaign you are going to put on. Without obligating myeclf In the least I should like to know more ahout the proinwltion and what I might expert to ac complltth In my field. Signed . Address. Tills coupon wilt count 6,000 votes the, same as the nomi nation blank. Only one nomination vote of C.00O will be credited to the same person. Germany Would Restore. Washington, IHc. 12 Advices from Rerlin to the Germany embassy to day Indicate Germany will propose the complete resolution of the captured lortlons of France and Belgium In re turn for Germany's colonies, the main tenance of newly established king doms of Poland and Lithuania, and the disposal of the Balkan situation In a peace conference. In transmitting the propoaala of the central powers the United States probably would follow the practice ahlch haa been Invariable so far In acting as the medium of communica tion between the hostile governments and would not make them public. The terms would, of course, be known to President Wilson and Secretary lea sing, who would examine them to de termine whether they should be ac companied by any word from the United Slates. News of the proposals waa practically the only topic discuss ed among member of Congress as they assembled todsy. There was no doubt that the matter would be dis cussed at the regular cabinet meeting scheduled for this afternoon. The foreign embassies and legations re- reived their flmt Information of the event through the Associated Press On every band the conversation turn New French Cabinet Paris. Dec. 12. Premier Brland, head of the new government, proba bly will appear In the Chamber of Deputies Wednesday. Brland aald the list of the reconstructed cabinet would be printed tomorrow. London Wilt Not Comment I-ondon. Dec. 12. The British for elgn office said today It was unable to dlscusa the peace proposal until they were received, and In the mean time tho attitude waa unchanged. Little Interest In Parliament 1-ondon. Dec. 12 The absence. through Illness, of Premier I.loyd George and former Premier Asqulth. and the postponement until Thursday of the new cabinet's statement of pol icy, today robbed the meeting of the House of Commons of the Interest which usually attaches to the first ses sion of a new government with Par llament. Germans Retiring. lndon. Dec. 12. Pctrograd re ports that the Germans are retiring soma of their divisions from Rumania and transferring them to other fronts, with the Rumanian sltuaton more fa vorable to the ententes. Berlin re ports righting In the Carpathians along the western front and In Molda via. and the rapture of Mlzll near Polerhll. W. U. OFFICIALS HERE. 8. M. English, general manager, and F. II. Austin, assistant general man ager of the Western Union Telegraph Company, visited Bryan today. These gentlenfn are here to Inspect the Bryan office. WOODROW WILSON. CHIEF FIGURE IN WORLD'S PEACE THEPOOR MAN WILL AGAIN EAT BISCUITS Wheat Takes a Drop of Eleven Cents Immediate- ly on Receipt ot rcace rroposals Time Is Near at Hand When Poor Man Can Again Buy Flour. Chicago, III., Dec. 12. The wheat market suffered a drop of 11 cents this morning following receipt of Ber lin dispatches. REOPENED HEARING PRICES PACKERS APPEAL IS DISMISSED Supreme Court of U. S. Dismisses Case Where Missouri Beef Trust Was Fined 123.000. Facts Showed No Increase In Manu facture of Paper and Selling Ex pense Is Lower. irty Associated Press t Washington, Dec. 12. The Federal Trade Commission today reopened the hearing on the rise of news print pa per prices. Figures presented ahowed there has been no Increase In the cost of paper manufacture In the last year and that selling expenses were lower and profits higher. Washington. D. C, Dec. 11 The United States Supreme Court today dismissed the appeal of the packer from the $:S.000 fine which was as sessed against them In the Missouri Beef Trust case. OPERATOR TRANSFERRED, II. F. James, the popular Western Union operator, has been notified that he has been transferred to rushing, Okla. He will leave In few days for hla new location, ltls successor has not been named.