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   Medicine Hat Morning Times (Newspaper) - January 1, 1915, Medicine Hat, Alberta                                 / i  i  TH*  Daylltfht Store  Evoydiing in Dry Good» OpDimOWS' BLOCK  Sheet Music Sale  AT  ASSmiBOIA. MUSIC CO.. Ltd.  Free Oemonttratlon 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. PHONE 2842    HULL BLOCK  Vol. 3, No. 49  MEDICINE HAT, ALBERTA FRIDAY, JANUARY 1st, 1915  "Five Cints a Copy  i THE TIMES WISHES EVERYBODY A HAPPY AND  PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR  TODAY  SPEOAL PROGRAMME!  “THE BOND ETERNAL”  In Two Parts  A powerful drama of a Woman’s Self-sacrifice, full of Heart interest and human emotion  KEYSTONE COMEDY  “Stout Hearts But Weak Knees’*  GAUMONT GRAPHIC  Authentic War News in Motion Pictures  Continuous Performance 1:00 to 10:30 p.m. USUAL PRICES  HON. GEORGE H. PERLEY, HOM CLIFFORD SIFTON AND OTHER CANADIANS ARE KNIGHTED  ACTING CANADIAN H!GH COMMISSIONER AND HON. CLIFFORD SIFTON RECEIVE K.C.M G.’S, WHILE OTHERS ARE MADE MEMBERS OF K. B. ORDER  Eight Canadians Are Honored  Grocery Specials  FOR  SATURDAY  B. B. Coffee.............  V. C. Tea"..............  Cicaiii, iC'g. 2 iov 25c., .  Fresh Eggs..............  Fearman’s Bacon.........  Mixed Nuts in shell.......  Fresh Mince Meat, 2 lbs. for  Creamery Butter.........  20 pounds Sugar.........  .........45c per lb*  ........40c. per lb.  ... -Í.. 10c  .....50c. per dozen  ........35c. per lb.  .........25c per lb.  ...............35c  ........40c per lb*  .............$1-55  SPENCER & TODD  THE PEOPLES’ STORE  Leading Citizens of Other British Colonies Receive Honors in the New Year’s List Just Issued  •f ------------  (By Times’ Leased Wire)  IjOXDOX, Jail. 1.—His Majesty iias been pleased to give directions for the following promotions and appointments, the list including eight Canadians, two of whom have been honored witli a K. ('. M. G, and four with K. B., thus taking the preiix Sir:  To be Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George:  Won. George Perley, Acting High (’ommissioner for Canada; Hon. Clif-ford Sifton, K.C.; Wilfrid Collet, C.  M. G., Governor and Commander-in-cTiief of Hritish Honduras; Cearge Basil Hatldon Smith, M. G., Gover-; nor and Commaiijler-in-chief of the j Windward Islands.    |  To be Knighf Bachelor: Hon. Francois Xavier Lemieux, Acting Chief Justice of the Su'ierior Court for the Province of Quebec; Herbert Samuel Holt, Esq., of Montreal, President of the Royal Bank; Captain Clive O. L.  PhillipsAVolley, of Victoria, B. C.;  William Price, Quebec; William Kell-mi^n, Chandler, L.L.D., C.M.G., Master In Chancery and Judge of Assistant i t: .A i.iH/cu,' It.iruiiii’oeK; ■    t  Stewart John.slon, Est]., lately chief justice of Granada.  To be ('omrnander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George: George J.  Jo--e;)li Desb.'irats. Rsr|,, Deputy Minister. and Comptroller of Naval Service,  Canada; Surgeon Major General Eugene Fise't, M.D., I1..S.0., Deimty Minister of Militia and Defense, Canada;  Edward .Allen Grannuni. Es(|., receiver general of Mauritius.  London Review PRINCESS PATRICIA’S LIGHT  of the War Situation  Ring in the New  (By Time»- Leased Wire)  “Ring out the Old, ring in the New.” At midnight last night, the time honored custom of ringing bells, marked the passing of another year. The whistle of the roundhouse, too, as it has done each year «ince it was established, gave the momentous signal to all the midnight watchers i n homes and in church as, that the year l97A h?.t    !«-  to history.  No New Peers  IjON'DO.V, Dec. .SI, 6:43 p.m.— The Xev,' Year's honor list contains no new iieers. The Earl of Aberdeen, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and formerly Governor General of Canada is raised to the rank of Marquisate and iVMscount St. Aidwyn, (Michael Hicks-Beacli) is elevated to an Earldom. George Halsey Perley and Clifford Sifton, K. (’,, of ('anada, were a)i])oint-ed Knights commander of St. Michael and St. George.  The Order of the Gartar is confer- I red on the Earl of Derby and the ' Earl of Cliesterlield, while the Order of the Thistle is bestowed on Baron Lovat. Arthur Henderson, labor leader and member of |)arliament for the Banard (’astle division of Durham, is apiinnited a Privy Councillor. Hainar Greenwood, Liberal member of par-liameivt for Sunderland, is among the three new baronets w'hile sixteen per-, sons receive the 'honor of knighthood. Among those knighted are Henry John .Newbolt, barrister and author, i and Frank Watson Dyson, astronoini^r.;  (By Times’ Leased Wire)  LONDON, Dec. 31.—The New Year finds belligerent Europe after five months of war, fighting as sternly as at the beginning. The Austvians again have been driven out of the greater part of Galicia and according to a V’ienna statement, the Russians have crossed the Carpathians for the third time, but in Poland, where the more important battle is In progress, the armies of the Russian and German emperors are still figiiting for the banks of the rivers which intersect the country betweea the upper Vistula and Pilica rivers.  In Flandor.? and France there, has ! been a lull in the (igliting on most i of the front, disturbed occasionally , liowever, by artillery fire and infantry attacks and counter attacks. The French toniglit announce that they have carried half of the village of Steinhach, Jn upper Alsace, whicli, while of little or no importance. Itself, stands at the foot of a hill whichcoinmands a large part of tV surrounding country. It is in tliis region as in the vicinity of Noyon and i between tlie Argonue district and the ■leiise, tiiat the Frencii have been ^ iiusliitig tlieir offensive with the greatest force, and where they claim to luve made the most progress. Along : the Belgian coast the lighting is confined to artilltry bombardments and i Westende and many other little towns which long ago were deserted by their civilian populations have been made the target for shells of tfie allies.  Walfisch Bay, a British possession on tlie co.Tst of German Southwest '-fri''!“, w'lifh tl’e fJerin^ns took a'i tii(i commencement of the war. ha.s been retaken by the Union of South .Xfrica forces, while the Australians have annexed Bougainville Island, another island over which the German flag flew and about the last of the G.vman islands in the Pacillc.  In London, New Year’s Eve was (■ele!)rated by the usual dinners and dances at hotels and restaurants, but with less gaiety and on a mi sinnlle!' stale. .At the larger hotels, however, there was a large attendance 1)1 cliieer.s on leave or waiting to go to tlie front, many French and Belgians, who were driven from their homes by the w:ir and a considerable sprinkling of Aiiiericans.  INFANTRY ACTS CREDiïABLY ON FIRING LINE IN FRANCE  DETACHMENT OF FIRST CANADIAN FORCE TO REACH FRONT BEHAVES FINELY UNDER FIRE AND ACCOUNTS FOR SOM£ GERMAN SNIPERS  Created an Excellent Impression  British Soldiers Aver That Canadians Are Expert Shots and Behave Like Seasoned Veterans of the War  ——-+  Airman Hewlett Safe  (By Ti/r«s Leased Wire)  AMSTERDAM, via London, Dec. 31, 11:10 p.m.— A telegram received here from Muiden, Holland at the mouth of the Vrecht says a steam trawler had landed there flight com* mander Hewlett of the Brit* ish navy, who was supposed to have been lost, his machine having been picked up off Heligoland.  Hewlett was rescued off Heligoland soon after he fell but rough weather prevented the tr**-wlcr from making port before today.  GOVERiENIS  Tlio bank clearings for the week, i;i\e liays) ending yesterday, w.;re' $18;i,404, for the month of December,; and f::r the year li)14 $l!),T68,86a. 1  SIR EDWARD GREY AND AMERICAN AMBASSADOR PAGE HAVE HAD CONFERENCE ON SUBJECT BUT NO STATEMENT HAS BEEN ISSUED  Ex-Mayor Brown is Made Recipient of Handsome Present Recognition of His Services to City Past Year  FIFTY OF HIS FRIENDS SURPRISED HIM AT HIS HOME LAST EVENING AND MADE HIM PRESENT OF GRANDFATHER’S CLOCK AND ADDRESS  Berlin Enjoying ihe SiliKition  Mrs. Brown Also is Remembered  The Note in Full  (By Times’ Leased Wire)  WASHI.N'GTON, D. f'., Dec. .11.- By mutual agreement Iietwecn tiie Slate Department ami the Hiitish l<'orpifin Office, the full te.\t of tlie note sent by IJnitiMl States to Great Britain in slating on an early improvement in the treatment of American commerci; by the iiritisli fleet was made public here tonight. Tlie full text follows:  ■‘The Socrelaiy of State to tlie American Ambassador at London.  ‘‘Department of State, Washington, Decenibtr liG, llil'l.  "The present condition of American fsreign trade resulting from the frequent seizures and detentions of American cargoes destined to neutral liuropean ports has become so sorl cus as to request a candid statement of the views of tills government In order that the British government may be fully informed as to the attitude of the United States toward the policy which has been pursued by the British authorities during the present war.  “You will, therefore, communicate the following to His Majesty's principal secretary for foreign affalft, but In doing so you will assure him that it is done in the most friendly spirit and In the belief that frankness will better serve the continuance of cordial relations between the two coun* tries than silence, wbicli may be misconstrued into acquiesence in a course of conduct which this gqverament «annot but consider to be an infringement upon the rights of American citizens.  (Continued on P»«« Two)  (By Times’ Leased Wire)  I/)N-Dn.\, Dee,    The liritish  Foroi,"!! oflice in agreement witii tiie .\mcric:i!i ftovei'nineiit tonight issu.'d IIk' text of the protest of the United Slates concerning delays to American i-om:neree due to search of vessels Ijy the lirit'sli fleet. It was issued tliroiigli the oHicial pre.^'i burea'u.  T'iie public has regarded tiie note as a diplomatic document of proij-Mbly grrater importance than any incidental to the war. Tiie first com-ment on it in the newspaper olHceii tonight liowever, was that the note was less specific in stating the American complaints than iias been e.\-pected. It has been generally assumed that it contained details of various cases on whkili complaints^ were based.  Ambassador Page’s note to Minister Grey In transmitting the statement of the American government was as follows;  “American Embassy, London, Dec. 28, 1914.    (  “Sir.—Under instructions from my government I have the honor to acquaint you that the present condition of American foreign trade resulting from the frequent seizures and detentions of American cargoes, destined to neutral European ports, has become so serious as to require a candid statement of my government’s views in order that His Majesty’s government may be fully informed as to the attitude of the United States towards the policy wihich has been pursued by His Majesty’s autborities during the present war.  "I am therefore directed to communicate to you the following statement and at the same time \o assure you (Continued on Page Four)  The New Council Is Sworn In and Started To Work  Informal Discussion of City’s Affairs Keld Last Evening By New Council in Conference With Civic Officials  A iiloasant surprise was sprung on ex-Mayor and Mrs. M. A. Urown at their beautiful home last evening.  They were just enjoying a gain" of cards when they w<*re besieged by a friendly host bearing with them soniojl»'eii through a period of great suffer-tangible tokens of their esteem andi‘”fi *l>y loss of dear ones, and many re.nard for the retiring mavor on the s;uri(ices will be demanded of you.  The Queen Mother Sends Message to Wom^of Empire  lAsks Those Who Are Mourn-inj;' for Lost Loved Ones to Bear Up in the Knowleds^e That the Sacrifice is for the Lmpi’re  By Times Leased Wirs  I.ONDON, Dec. 31.—The Queen Motlior, Alexandra, sends through ‘The Gentlewonuui” the following N('w Year's message to tiie women of rh(' ICmiiire, and ('specially to those ulio ;ire iiionrning tiie loss of loved eii ,s in the war:  i wisii to send to tlie women of (lie Empire in this great crisis of our history a me.ssage of iiope and consolation for tiio New Year. You have  (By Times’ Leased Wire)  MONTRKAL, Dec. 31.—“'.’’he Princess Patricias, during the last two days liave heen in advanced trenches I along with th: British guard regl-i ments and have acquitted themselves i well,'' .'>a.vi a despatch to the Star, jsent from Northern France tcQay by ' Kola 11 d Hill, a correspondent of that pajier. The despatch fgoes on: ‘■Tiiere have been a few ca.= ualtiea. one being a commissioned officer, but I to use tlie words of my informant, who is a wounded British guardsman returned to this base for convalesence: ¡•'They are all old soldiers and knew I as much about the game as we did, and a blooming sight more than the I enemy.’  “1 am told the Canadiians went i ino action where yards count. In an advanced trench of the British lines ' at a village which was vigorously , shelled by Germans and especially in ruins. Another trench on the right of the little town, it is believed by my informant, is held by unmounted ' French cavalry. The German sniperB had ensconed themselves in farm buildings to the northeast, making it . liflisn'dous fTr^ riionlies to, reach cur advanced positions.  “ ‘About lu'enty of the Canadians,’  I continued my informant, ‘managed to gain the ruius at the extreme enu of  ____tile village during Christmas might  „ , and wlien daylight came, they ac-MONTUhAL, Dec ..l. llie Star s    f„r praclioally all of the Ger-  S:il!niuiy cerresp(,ndenl 11 \. Moore,    s„i,.er.s and dashed b,ick into  oal)l(‘« today snynig tlu' litli liattalioji i    brfori* the Ocrni.'^n' artillery  iNova Scotians, is isolated, three j    directed to the stronghold.’  ruses (1 spinal nienuigiuo having | ..jjy i^nardsnian thoiiglit that there I'een discover,'. . Speeial piiysicians j    ^„■lion of the regiment  ar,. waldiing the rest ol' Die men. , ;,(.ti,allv in the trenelies and that the The situation is well in liand and the ,    ,,o,.|jon was still in reserve when  men oi the Irlh are irnining apart |    wounded"  ironi the remainder of tiie contingent. corre.spondent i-lill says the Patricias had been billeted Christmas Eve ;'.t a little French village. Id miles from the firing line. Here they spent I.OXDON, D. c. ol.- ,V despatch to j also part of Christmas morning. The Reuters from Capetown says that | French peo;ile had arranged special A’aifisch Bay, on Ihe southwest coast ! Ciirlstmas festivities for tiie Cana-  MENINGITIS AT SALISBURY  BRITISH OCCUPY WALFISCH  of Africa was reocciiiiied Christmas Day without opposition by a strong British force.  dian soldiers but the order came tl'at they were to m:irch nortiiward in sup-(Continn?d on Page Four)  New Civic Administration is Contemplating Some Changes in Departments at City Hall  MAYOR HAWTHORNE HAS HEARD STREET RUMORS OF WHOLESALE FIRING AND RESIGNATIONS OF STAFFS, BUT KNOWS NOTHING OF SUCH A THING  Says Changes Will Be Made  last day of his holding public office.  When the crowd some fifty strong j assembled outside the residence looked as if the house was going to be taken by storm, and when they  lUinior was rife yesterday as to the cliangfs to be made in the city administration by the new mayor and council wiiich conies imo ofliee today. One of thes? rumor's li;id it that tiie whole city hall staff would be askeil to tender their resignations, and an-otiier that the whole staff would re-  jjihave supported throui’iiiout tiie  Yesterday afternoon Mayor Hawthorne, and Aldermen Peland, Ireland, (!ruickghank and Spencer took, their oath of office, and last evening the new mayor and council met for informal discussion of city affairs, and enquiry Into conditions at the city hall. The conferred with Charles Prince, the city treasurer and Mr. Basil Jones, representing the cliy auditors, regarding the finances of the city, and proposed -changes to be made this year In the arrangement cf the different departments.  It is probable that the engineering department will be moved upstairs, and all the revenue and assessment departments will be moved to the ground floor.  Imi I feel that they will be borne with  tliat patience and fortitude which | sign oflice voluntarily.  and sustained you 1 The Times' reporter interviewed  last five terrible .Mayor Hawthorne last night, and told  months.    him that 'I’he Times was not anxious  -Ot inside Ttid tavpd the sontinir nr- I    «uf‘e’'ed in a great and j to pro-iiogate any wild rumors but  ("oL iodation to tlie limit tlie ex^Mav    to have an expression  comniodation to theJimit, the exiMay    sorrow you may be con-1 from him as to the inientions of the  or and his wife did not know «haf,„„i,,,, |,y thought (hat those who Incoming administration. In response  to make of the proceedings. 'Iheyj.,,,,,    jpj,,. y^, },ave died to this request Mayor Hawthorne  were soon enlightened. however, nu,. i,eroes for their king and country, said:  “May God pour his infinite blessing “1 have heard rumors myset^ but  upon you whatever calamity you are of course you can understand it  called upon to bear, until the bless- would be impossible for any man or  lugs of peace once more dawn upon  us.”  WHAT DOES THIS SIGNIFY?  (By Times’ Leaaed Wire)  POBTHAWU Wales, Dec. 31.—Considerable excitement was caused at this seaside resort today by the drifting asliore in this vicinity of many helmets such as are worn by the British troops 'in Bgypt and India.  when ex-aldreman Charles Pratt requested them to be seated in the hall, and read the following address: iMe'dicine Hat, Alta. Dec. .31, ’14 To Mervin A. Brown, Mayor  Dear Sir;—We, your friends and well wishers have gathered here this evening to express to you our appreciation of the work which you have accomplished for Medicine Hat dur Ing your term of office as mayor of our city.  The year that we have just passeu through has been an eventful and trying one. Conditions are such that the management of every city in Western Canada has been put to the severest test, and Medicine Hat is no exception. Your untiring energy and ability has been equal to every demand, even under the moat trying clr curastances. We recognize that your aggressiveness has assisted very materially In promoting the industrial development of the city. We also rec-ogniz« that it was 'through your efforts entirely that the C. N. R. were induced to commence the construction of their road out of Medicine Hat  (Continued on Page FV)ur)  Brief War News  (By Times’ Leased Wire)  PARIS, Dec. 31.--10:40 p.m.—The following official communication was issued tonight:  “Last evening an attack I'rom the enemy, who after lively firing endeav-ortd to debouch from the wood to Forges on the left bank of the Meuse was repulsed.  “The positions which our troops hnv-e gained in Stelnbach have been kept and we continue to attack those of the enemy.  “From the other parts of the front we have received no infbrfhation worth mentioning."  The following entries were made at the Dominion Land Office at this city during the month of December: 16 homesteads and 4 pre-emptions.  body of men to take control of the city’s business in a day and be able to judge what changes are needed, what men in the city’s employ are the most capable, and whose services can be best dispensed with. We are holding an enquiry to find out the exact conditions of affairs, and will make what changes we think most advisable, as the result of our enquiries from time to time. If it should be true, that the whole city staff wish to resign, I can assure you it would not cause the incoming administration any concern. We have a large number of applications on hand from people who would be only too anxious to All any such vacancies.”  Mayor Hawthorne seemed to intimate that reductions in the city hail staff were contemplated by the new administration, but that Just \y.at they would be, he aud iiis colleagues had not yet been able to decide.  Subscribe to The TImee« cent* a week, delivered.  Ten  Berlin Says That Prussian Empire Is Standing Firm  Official Statement Lauds the Endeavors of the German Army and Says That With the New Year Comes Added Determination  LONDON, .Jan. 1, 1. a.m.—The following official communication from Berlin has been received here by wireless:  “Since the w'ar began and up to the end of the year, Germany stands lirm, awaiting what the future has in store for us.  “Wfi,are still united. No enemy can force us, in spite of rage and hypocrisy.  “In the east as in the west, may victory ever attend you, Germany over all.  “The whole world learns what we can do when we are attacked and that German pluck rings throughout the world.  “Main headquarters report tonight (Thursday) that our troops ffsTiting in Poland have made over 36,000 prisoners in the region of Lodz and Lowicz and besides have taken many guns.  "The total number of prisoners taken since the 11th of November amounts to 186,000. Over one hundred guns and 300 macuine guns also have been captured."   

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