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Medicine Hat Morning Times (Newspaper) - December 14, 1914, Medicine Hat, Alberta •Ä'*' . — ..-te: TÎ ALL TOYS LESS 10 PER CENT. THE DAYLIGHT STORE . ODDPELLOWS' BLOCK • JUST RECEIVED A fre«h supply of the Britlah Army Marching Song a Long Long Way to ’npperary” ASSINIBOIA MUSIC CO., Ltd. Vol. 3, No. 34 MEDICINE HAT. ALBERTA. MONDÀŸ, DECEMBER 14th, 1914 Five Cents a Cop^ TONIGHT COUNTRY STORE NIGHT A novelty—don’t miss it. You may win something worth while GAUMONT GRAPHIC War Pictures direct from the Front And A TWO PART COMEDY USUAL PRICES THE Glasgow House CHRISTMAS BUYING Is made much easier this year by reason of enormous price reductions, owing to heavy stocks and other prevailing conditions. This Xmas, season one dollar will buy almost as much as two has done. Lack of space here will only permit us to mention a few lines. Our special discount on Table and Fancy Linens is being appreciated. Silk and Wool Kimonas at special discounts. Another shipment of dainty Xmas. Neckwear. See these while they are fresh All Armies Report Successel In the Fighting Going on Jii Eastern Theatre of the liar Russians Say They Have Been Very Successfully, Germans Say They Have Captured Many Prisoners and Gun. Austrian and Servian Reports Conflict Port Arthur May Build Submarines For British Navy Plant There is Said to be Capable of Doing Work and Imperial Government is Being Communicakd With On the Subject (By TIrres Leaeeet Wire) OTTlAWiA, Dec. 13. — Submarines for the British Kovernment are likely to be oonstructed in the plant of the of the War FURS AT COST SPENCER & TODH ^ THE PEOPLE’S STORE XMAS SUGGESTIONS TABLE FIGS NUTS of all kinds TABLE RAISINS MALAGA GRAPES FRESH MINCE MEAT of all kinds FRESH CANDIED PEEL of all kinds Fearman’s Ontario Bacon If you want a good breakfast on which you can do a day’s work get a supply of Fearman’s'Ontario Bacon* Try it once and you will want it again. ONTARIO APPLES Just received an assortment of Ontario No. 1 Apples in barrels, including SPIES, BALDWINS, and RUS‘ SETS I SPENCER & TODD (By Times’ Leased Wire) Russian Report PETROGRAD, Dec. 13.—A statement flrom the Russian general staff says: “In the Mlawa region we have brought our offensive to a successful conclusion on the whole of the front. "On the 12th instant we captured a Geniian position in the region of I Przasnysza and Tsekhmnoff and pur- j sued th© retreating enemy towards ■the frontier. | In tliis district also our cavalry | made a successful charge and inflict-1 ed very heavy losses on the enemy. I On the front of Lawicz-Llow, the Germans, clinging stubbornly to the attack suffered important losses at the hands of our troops, who captured in this region another po.sltion to the north of Bsura river. "In the other regions on the left bank of the Vistula nothing has occurred but unimpoitant enccSiinters. “To the south of Cracow the situation is uncha'nged. The battle then» continues. “In the Carpathians our troops and the Austrians continue their manoeuvres.” BEULiIN, Dec. 13.—Occupation of the city of Przasnysz by the German forces which have been advancing >n (Continued on Page Five') Operations of Allies in Flanders Are Successful. Heavy Fighting in East (By Times’ Leased Wire) l^ONDON, Dec. 13. — Both the French and German offlcial reports refer to Saturday as a quiet day. They contain evidence, however, that the allies’ offensivo movement Is be-binning to gather (mtpetus and is meeting with stubborn resistance from the German troops who have be«n left to the western line, while their comrades are batUing with the Ru66Ì«ns in the east. The French have been particularly active in the W,oevi-e region, where they have been trying to cut off the German force which projects like an arrowhead to St. Mlhlel on the south. The German report shows tl'at Joffre’s men have reached a point midway between St. Mihiel and Pont-a-Musson, so they must have got Severe Gentian Attacks at Both Ends of Battle Line German Report Says That French Forward Movement Has Been Checked Successfu ily. Indications Are Allies are Preparing for Gigantic O ffensive Conflicting Reports Leave Fate of tbe Dresden Uncertain Despatches from South America Have Her Sunk and Afloat at Several Places. Von'Ter Tann is in Atlantic (By Times' Leased Wire) ^ IBUB.XOS AYR.0S, Doc. 13. -- TIip Argentine government has reeoivpd ers announce that an attack mad« by word that the Germnn cruiser Dros- tlio Fruiich troop.s over a wide area (By Times’ Leased Wire) French Official PARIS, Dec. 13, 4:20 p.m.—The following ofllcial communication was issued by the French war office tonight.- “lit is announced that two German attacks at the two extremes of the front have failed. One waa to tho northeast of Ypnes and .the other against the railway station ait Aspach (Alsace).” Berlin Report BBRilJI.N', Dec. 13.—(By wireless to IjOndon).—Today's officiaj communication by thp German army headquart- Western Drydock Company at Port across tho German line of communi-1 den has arrived at Puiita Arenas on in France yesterday was repulsed by that facilities are available at Port Arthur for the speedy assembling of the underwater craft. Mr. E. A. Christy, a director of the company and chairman of the American Shipbuilding Co., a $20.i>00,000 corporation, interviewed Sir Robert Borden and other members of the government Saturday and represented that the plant at Port Arthur could easily undertake the erection of submarines. Arthur, Ont. 'Reprosentatlijii.s are ' cation, but they lost six hundred men the Straits of Maggelan. the Germans, being made to the Imperial authori- ¡n prisoners and a large number in A despatch from I’uerto Gallegos, ^ inent reads: ties by the Dominion government killed and wouinded. j Argentine, says tiuit a vessol has In the same region tho French, been sigliled near there surrounded claim to have made substantial prog- by English ships, ress. There also has been more \A later desiiatcli rnceivod t'roni fighting around Ypres (that bone of Puerto Gallegos said the vessel hart contention of Flanders.) disappeared and that it was believed The battles in Poland conUnue al- she was sunk, most without Intermission and while | a Valparaiso despatch by way of both Russians and Germajis announce London said that tho Dresden had|ment amounted to about 70 wounded, successes and the capture of prison-1 taken refuge in an Inlet on the coast | The rest of the day passed quietly in The text of tho state- "The following thon,^ll unsuccessful attack on Ai)reniont, Dec. 11. the French again attacked yesterday afternoon over a large front by way of I'lirey (Cii’iiy). The attack ended in the loss to the enemy of BO'O prisoners and a large number of men killed and wounded. Our losses in this engage- Mayor Brown and Others Spoke To Quiet and Friendly Meeting In Riverside Saturday F-ycning ,.i . i - I. I ' * 1 / if Last Shot in the Cainpaign for Civic Offices Was i/ired. All Through the Meeting was Quiet and Orderly +-- Canadian Contingent Rugby Team Lost in An Excellent Match Friday night’s meeting in the Riverside school house was tho parting shot in the week’s camipa-ign. Instead of a flght reaching its climax as might have been expected in a contest of such keenness. It seemed as if the decisive battles were over, and the people were waiting for election day to record their decision. The pathway for the mayor-^who has really beenjCailUCkS ForCeS Were Split,' the central figure of the campaign— 3y(; They Nevertheless Put!» seemed changed from one of thorns y pj LostiJ to one of roses. It seemed as if he it i t r i had put to flight all opposition, and ^alch by Only Three vindicated himself in the eyes of the rOintS people of all the ciiarges and insinuations levelled against him and his administration. That was the way it seemed—whether it will be so in really today alone will tell. The meeting is the only one that has been held across the river, and Was for the benefit of that section of ward three lying on the north side. (Continued on Page Five) ers and guns, apparently no decisive I gf patagonia. result has been reached in any series of contests. The Germans are still delivering heavy blows at tho Russian centre where they assert they took 11,000 prisoners and forty machine guns; while to the north of Cracow, where the Russians are on the offe/nsive. Grand Duke Nicholas records the capture of 4,000 prisoners, four guns and seven machine guns. Another Russian force is bolding /he pnsiesof the Oarpathlaris ajid Is thus preventing the Austrians from sending relief to their army In Galicia. There is no news of the German troops who are advancing south of Mlawa with the object of a'ttempting 'to turn the Russian riglit, since Petrograd reported a partial success over them. The marvelous recovery of the I the western theatre." Col. Sam Steele Is Promoted to Be Maj. General 'Has Had Most Interesting Career..' Was First Man to 'Joiri R.N.W.M.P., 'Was Through Rebellion and the South African War Germany Would Not Want United States As Peace Arbitrator (By Times’ Leased Wire) WilXNiI.PBG, Dec. ],■?,—'Maj. Gen. S. B. Steele, inspector general of west-1 ern forces, is tiie now rank and office German Newspaper Says Not Lookingjor Peace Y^t But ■' lliat “Sinericit Willi Not be Arbitrator When the Time Does Come Servians and their defeat of four , of tlie popular officer commanding (Continued on Page Five) POSITIVE DENIAL (By Times’ Leased Wire) LONDON, Dec. 13.—(C.A.P.)—The Canadian contingent rugby men participated in Saturday’s games have favorably impr;cssed their British con 'freres. Tho margin of three points ! gained by a formidaible team of tho public sciiools brigade correctly rep-(Continued on Page Five) Mayor Brown denies having at any time, either this year or last, made any Objection to to the proeedure on nomination day. The first time he heard of it was when the article appeared iji tlie News Saturday night, which he brands as an absolute wilful lie, runt ciiaracteris'tic of the News' policy over since tho beginning of tiie campaign. military district number 10. Tho appointment of Gen. .Steele to (By Times’ Leased Wire) AMSTKUDAM, Dec. Ki.—ln a iong article dealing with the possibility of the United States playing an important role in the conclusion of peace among tho European powers the Cologne Gazelle says “iho peac(i movement in Anieriea is not inspired by the inspector generalship of the west-1 ..,\merican bankers ern forces, gives the veteran officer powers of inspection stretching from witii German nanie-s, in urging the (lesiral)ility of pc4ici% render a doubt ful Kervice to Germany." SiK'h language, the newspaper says, District No. 10 to the coast. There are few' in the Dominion who earry as many honors as Gen. "Sam" ¡s inn>ly to he misconstrued as an in-^ ; Steele and none in the service here icalion that Germany is exhausted iiy today who have fceen as much active | tin. w.-ir'iiiui, it adds, sueii notions service, lie comes of a llgiiting fani-:only tend to Injure Uermaii presliR'e ily. 1 with neutral states. Despite all Gen. Steele was tiie fir.st man to | friendliness witli America, the Ga-joln tlie Royal .N'orthwe.si .Mounted Po-jzi.tte continues. Germans must not lice wlien it was organized, iiavliig asiallnw llieniselv(>s to be deceived and he pul it, "been beaten for llrst place they must look in the face the fact by the man who was eniistuig the (Continued on Page Five) tliat .\murica cannot he an arbitrator (Continued on Page Five) Meit of The Hour GENERAL OBERST VON HINDENBURG uow in command of the German army which is engaging the Russian iorces in Poland, and to whose great generalship is due the extrication of ih« German army from a position of the greatest peril. • JUST BEFORE YOU VOTE Mayor Brown, if re-elected, will urge for a reorganization of the Public Works department—an adjustment of the civic assessment— the abolition of the $1.00 minimum charge for gas—^the abolition of meter rentals—and an aggressive industrial policy. \“That is what Medicine Hat needs.” Elect Progressive Men. by-laws. The ratepayers can reject any money Ex.-Alderman McClellan made one of the best Councillors Medicine Hat ever had—while most men are talking Sam is busy thinking —^Best of all he is an incessant worker. The City needs his services. Mr. Cruikshanks lost many votes by his actions at Alexandra School—^Ward II electors stand for fair play—^The Penland-Cousins fiasco was an insult to intelligent ratepayers—^Mr. Cruikshanks was a party to it. The Ratepayers refused—Chairman Cousins rehised — A. C. Hawthorne refused—W. R. Penland refused— Sam Cruikshanks refused Mayor Brown a fair hearing at Alexandra School—^The electors strongly resented. Mayor Brown started to speak at Alexandra School at 10 minutes to 12—^At 12 o’clock Sam Cruikshanks took the platform and requested Mayor Brown not to keep the ratepayers any later—^Why did Mr. Cruikshanks not ask Mr. W. R. Penland to kindly refrain from speaking an hour and fifteen minutes? The Cruikshanks-Pen< land deal was resented by Ward II electors. Dr. MacDonald because of his profession will be continually among the people of Ward III finding out their needs. The Ratepayers’ Association—W. Cousins, Chairman; John E. Howson, Finance Minister; W. R. Penland, Orator. Would Mayor Hawthorne in oflFice be controlled by Chairman Cousins lilce he was at Alexandra School meeting in Ward II? H. S. Ireland has made a success of his own business—he will; make a success of yours. The electors of Ward IV should give Mr.. Ireland a triad. S. E. McClellan says no matter who is elected Mayor he will work -TTiat is what Medicine Hat needs. Mr. Hawthorne said at the Empress Theatre Monday night that he is usessed for $15,000 for his home on Toronto Street and for $30>-000 on Riverdale subdivision—Two miles west— Mayor Brown said 75 per cent, of his assessment is within one mile of the Post Office— Who would the inside property holders rather elect for Mayor? Mr. Hawthdme did not tell the electors at the Empress Theatre that he is assessed for $30,000 on Calgary Main Street property—He did not tell the electors that he had large holdings in Bassano. Mayor Brown says his every dollar is invested in and future linked witly Medicine Hat—Who would you rather elect Mayor? Aid. R. H. Kent has only been on the Council for 8 months—) Ward II electors might well give him a fair trial. Dr. MacDonald, the Independent Candidate, said that he thought he and Aid. Penhale would make a better team than J. H. Spencer and Aid. Penhale to represent Ward III—A little new blood mixed with the old timers should make a good council—Vote for the Doctor.
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