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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta WHEAT 'ciih May option July option WEAi High Forecast: Fair and VOLUME VIII. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1914 PRICE FIVE CENTS NUMBER it. ALLIES STEADY Nothing to Complain of in French Report-Gains Made Everywhere WIN 800 YARDS AT SOME POINTS FRENCH OFFICIAL Paris, Dec, French war of- fice this attcrnoon gave out an olli- cinl statement as follows "Yesterday In Belgium Blight progress helwecu the JOFFRE'S AXE BUSY GENERAL JOFFRE Who, by wholesale retirement of in- competent generals, has chown that he will have efficiency ct any coat SEVJGNY FOR DEPUTY-SPEAKER Ottawa, Out., Dec. Sevlgny. M.P. torpor-cheater, will, it made a and the highway from ivieujjort to West- is understood, succeed Hen. P. E. Blon cnde, as well as In the region din JLS deputy-sneaker the Com Siccnstra'we and UixchoU-e wlie.c we inon forest, some houses and a -_ _ -._..__._ _ xciiuubt. 'io the east of llethimc, working in conjunction with the British army, captured tho village of Gi cnchy near Labasse which had heen lost to Two Dozen Heads of In- competent Generals Fall at One Blow i'aris, Dec, rumors which have been prevalent here of late re- garding the summary way in which General J off re, the French command- er in chief has been using his uxe against incompetents, irrc.spectne of their rank, was substantiated yes- terday when the headquarters list was made public. This shows that ten generals of divisions have heen placed on the reserve ]inl; five retired "for reasons of health" lour "for rea- sons of personal convenience." Jn addition eleven brigade enerals were retired, four for "reason's of health" and two for "personal con- venience." For the oilier five no rea- sons were mentioned. An appendix, dealing with ttie colonial troops, mentions the retirement of one divi- sion general and two brigade gener- als, but states no reasons. '1 Patriotic Campaign Beats Expectations, with More Yet to Come PICKLED GERMANS If Allies Get Into Ghent Day After that's What They'll Find Glenwood Farmers Form an Irrigation To Water Acres the region of Arras, a. heavy fog made it necessary lor both tho and ourselves to Icsstn our ac- tivities. 'jo the east ot Amiens, on the Aisnc incl m Champ igne iheic UaM. i Gltnwoud Dec th n gate JOOO acres and liar ing in op b-u, million ensapments j unction tion of cnUigmg the canal willi.n j .n the ratio o 1'erthrs ics Hur h i Uarfa lhe is dlrcid> made lus carried, altei a spirited can neu summei On DSL mil ihowjng Uic course of nonntle, ami two assaults, tlie last an important meeting was held at section oi the lice which we occupied the Glenwood school house, for the in part Dec. 31 an aicraRc purpose rt organizing an irnjrition t 800 yards. In the last trench 11 B Shith came into our possession we tb i n e-tmg i com- captuied a btction of machine guns {W named Ihe including tho gun A uolont Cochranc Jrryation companj Mr counter attack las iepi Ised r, sident of tin formed conjoin The directors are. I pluaim Harder J. F. ParftSh, Seymour Smith, J, M HnifeSlo (7 L Sinn ham J C Kinnerv, R, W. .Coffee', and E. D Whip pie. the time ot the meeting tie "A total in actual cash of 72.7.75, lies to the credit of the Patriotic. and Red Cross funds to- day." Thte was the statement smilingly made to the Herald to- day iby Treasurer Seaile of the fund. The campaign which has been in progress for about three weeks has .resulted in a way that will please every member of the committee, and, "indeed, every cit- izen of Uettrbricige and ccmrriun- Ity. The. aim of the campaign com- mittee was to raise They 'have the mark. For they have in cash, while monthly donations yet to be paid make at'femt more, or in This is; more than one dollar for every man, 'woman and child in the eity.'v'No wonder the treasur- er smiled. f iiottcrdam. Dec. order to celebrate Christinas, the Germans have ordered tihcnt to supply one million cigars, one million cigarettes land ninety thousand pounds of to- bacco. They also have taken complete [control of every wine cellar in imvn. Une proprietor was ordered to sup i ply 800 boltli.s of brandy, hut I order tailing his breath away, he ask- ed the soldier if a mistake had not lieeu made. The soldier answered .and increased tlie demand to I bottles. The Germans e1 en re- quisitioned musical instruments, FEW IDLE IN UNITED KINGDOM I London, Dec. latest stat- istics relating to the insured trades j of the United Kingdom show that the j percentage of unemployment in the j country on December 4 3.61, as against 3.94 i mouth previous, and the first permanent accredited 4.18 at the same time a year ago. S matfc representative over sent by Among the uninsured trades also Great Britain to the Vatican, arrived there is a decrease in the number of yesterday. He waa welcomed by the unemployed men and women. i Pontiff. POLAND BATTLE VEILED But Russians Have Lines Straightened Out-Are In Good Position -SIR HENRY HOWARD Rome, Dec. Henry Ho'ward, made i to the ther: counter attacks ,on the part oi the enemy were without success. "Hiere has been a perceptible ad- vance on the part of our troors in the i ditch. Generally srcaking, it will come out of the Bellv River at the Big Bend Police detachment-, run on from there into the Dipping Vat Lake, then into the Cochrane Lake! (using these lakes as reservoirs, hold- Ing eaotMi to irrigate 1800 acres) and from there the ditch will run through the.town oi' Gleriwood Uud farther east. Hon.W.T. White is Res'dng Up For the Session Ottawa. Dec. Hon. W. T. White Miiiister of Finance, is spend- a week or so holidaying in the Laurentians near Montreal. He will 'not--return', tip, the capital unt 1 th? end. of the month. Mr. Whits will have tlie burden of sponsoring most Scrapping of Old A. Roundhouse Recalls The Early Days of Lethbridge To the ordinary citizen, the wreck- ing old. A.R. I. roundhouse, which is practically completed, is of minor significance, but to the average old-timer in the city, the traditions and memories of many years are lev- elled along with the. walls. The C.P.R. bad no further use for of the legslajci to le submitted to tiie 8tandb., and "o it was dib He is taking ds a nuisance but when it has parlianent neit _. f ds a ui l lie farmers present at the meeting d needed rest in preparation for the passetj one of the oldest landmark1 decided to make the -stock suhscrib- able in labor so. as to avoid hpr'fow- ing the money to carry on tbs work in" the-conn try wUl-havc been removed BERLIN. OPPICIAIi 1 p in Dee i 2C p m (b official ,statement issued today, hy the German War' headquart- SHJ'b 'Attacks in the region. zycle and to .tire south of-Bixschote have been .easily repulsed by us. At Rich ebon rg-Lavouer, the JCngHsh aj; ii" driven from their positions attacks we have retained ail tions 'which we captured, AT COLOGNE Xondon, Dec. a dis- patch from Cologne, the correspond- ent of the Central News, says that tvffliam v-ith Jps entire tiff reached from Berlin on -his way to the westers 'oattiefront. Closing in All the Dispays ofPupis'Work ____tyf.'and 'received (hi Heaven tat-Che winter solstice, an.ob- senance neglected since the passing of tbe Mauchu dvnastv m 1911 In this. the Republic a function and rite which in the past-always has been re- served to the Emperor.of China in his capacity of Tien Tsz or Sun ot J Heaven The president today worship ped at the famous circular a tar the most .important ol ,a'll Chinese relig- ious structures. Sir Thomas, Sir Wi'liam and Hon. Parley Soon To be British Salj cts Ottawa, Ont., Dec. William CONORS FOR GEN. SAM Coal t Navigation the "navigation" being perfectly per, as the company's river boats plied reKuIarly between.here incine Hat "with coal. Six were buHt in '90, and, the. name-re-, mained the same until 1903, was changed to the Alberta Railway Irrigation Co. TheVwhole' 'system was extended, and thei'Btandard -tracK KAISER'S TROOPS RUSHING WEST Petrograd, via London, Dec. 23, 6.45 bodies of Russian troops are movme toward Cracow, the Galio ian stronghold, rroui the north and east. An important tattle apparently is developing in southwestern Poland, near Cracow, London, Dec. 23. The eicht mils front in Russian Poland to the west ot Warsaw, where the Germans and Russians are at grips on the'banki ot Bzura, Rawa and Pilicar rivers con- tinue to be the scene' ol the most desperate fighting in either the east- ern or western arenas of the war. When the weather conditions under, which the troops are fighting are re- called, the Bufferings of the men rin- the trenches may to some extent be appreciated. The country is in tha full force ot winter. Each aide has sustained tremendous losses in this battle of the rivors, and although the Germans claim to have forced the Russian line at z. number..of points, it is nevertheless, a according' to reports reaching London that the Russians' front has been straightened out and it. is difficult to visualize which contender has the strategic ad- VaIGERMANS MOVING TROOPS Again there came trickling through from Holland- reports of vast move- and equipment installed, so that the ments ot Oreraan force? from tho little old building by the coulee was east and the west A despatch reaeh- iorccd to undergo more repairs and ex ing here from Amsterdam says tnal tensions Doubtless, U the A R I thousands of German troops have Co had notbeei- taken oyer by the Ca passed through All la Chappelle tc. nadian Pacific in 1912, It would now, nards northern France This activity be knon n as the Alberta StaUxShT may be the forerunner of a renewed iation Co and all be offensive in the. western arena under aeroplanfnj or Zepoe'IaiBg to Courts the eies of Emperor William, or it and the border i may simpl} be intended to offset re n- Thos "HcN'apb ,T. V, jBvans, T D forcements Great Britain lids thrown Ottawa, Dec. hint convey- ed by the Manchester Guardian thnt two Canadians are to be kniclited at New -Year causes some speculation as to who are meant. It is generally H Kn'ghts of Grip Asks For Ropes in Hotel Rooms The school closing, exercises :werc of more than ordinary interest this in Home Sir Thomas ShaughneEsy eai JJiere was 3 of and Hon Get, H Perlej Canadian probabilities in all 'the schools.this citizens, who were the United ja're honors to the ffillltia cause being the annual Chnstmas States be the first to re the'minister would come later closing Small Bonder the ch Idr full statin of Imperial citizenship un j were excited There presents for der the nrousions of thp new Isatur tlie teacherb ,friiit and candv for the -SENATOR rhlid55n' Wl uayiug a ready _ __ t-rde11 the L.KIRCHHOFFER DEAD fairies and storj booK children Iseed npplicd for naturalization less to say that one- 01 the jrieatest C] i niturihra on a per on fli the children's pleasure was th bo n 11 the United Ctves and natur attendance oi the parentsj came in Caiiada becomes a Canadian J Calgar> 23 a icsolution recoinmended at tho meeting of the licccss LomwiSbiuuir iut uav morn (JUL uu 1 LU 0 aiJI1LllJ aiiij ing is approved bj the attorns-gen- prcssions of aPPWal not i ]ect in tie British Isles British nit jjf era! s department, hotel m the little pleased with what the> saw malizitioi is refognized m jmmnce will bt- equipped with a safe and hoard In ncarlj evcrj room Canadi The act tlus IT tj device, ineipensive and simple for there was an interesting display oi ncrson who has Ihed in Canada T evuj sleeping room the pupils' work in out of tin past eight fhe icsolution xihiclt was and rranual training Space will not aftei become- entitled to full Branaon Afin Dec 23 News, of the sudden, death of Senator KircbLoffer." .was re- ceived here with feelings of the deepe t regret a number of idte acquaintapces "ormed dunug the many years -he resided :in tliia .city Angola Once More Attacked is Report m the House m Lsbon Lisbon, DCS. Germans have '.again Invaded Angola, Port- uguese West Africa.': The fact was announced" in 'the Chamber of Deputies cy the. Minister'of'the 'Ihe Ger- rriahs had made a-- fresh attack on the militarv bost of Nautlla, In the province of Angola otaeri are rmong" thdae connectecl Belgium continue more the offen- wlth the old rallvtav Imp almost since than defensive and every its inception The above brief history shows slight srams to their credit t_ ON FRTDAy It. is believed'that notwithstanding the failure of the plan fc-r an armis tice over Christmas, some sort o! a lull will set in on Christmas da; Christmas scatitasst is uocp in the men's hearts. was guen to the .Herald bv Mr Nabb, who was master mechanic Irorn 18F5 until the absorbed by the -C.P.R. ACTUALLY AT NEW PRESIDENT OF GLOBE Toronto. Doc. a. meeting at Farmers Getting Stock-Increase Encourages Them and Makes the Scheme Popular "The old ted flue, sturdy call Ihe black sow has had a splendid Utter ot tiiiy and they are alt, oomg line." i This ii the nature of the communi- cations that come m almost daily to headquarters, of the Live Stock Guarantors, an orBaniza- tion ot business men with the pojnt 01 of a varmer When the asso- jciation was nrst launched in Mast, there was little interest mani- fested by the men orf tie land 'Ihey unougnr n just of those -itj man's schemes" to separate them imtted by the Edmonton council of the linited Commeicial of' America, was as follows "Uesolved that we respectfully LC- rccomraend that .ill hotels in the be requested to instil cotton lope in all sleeping rooir froni the second storey up inrluiivo, properly ind securclj attached with in titc room and reaching to nithin three feet of the ground BLLLEVUI1 NOT An application, tdjourned from i meeting at Maclecd on 36, for a license fqr tlie Southern hotel at JJcUoiue, bv J U ivas re commended, subject to the manage meitl being satlsfaclorj 11ns lintel, it is understood, Wb formcrh con- ducted b) a lessee Hrenso ex- pired it ib now to bo conducted b} the owner of the propertj, and has keen altered and improved (Continued on page 7) Impernl citizenship O A f, .j the directors of The Clobe Printing from their liaril earned com. It was oompanj belli this afteraooa, W 0 faeptember before the first applica- naa elected president a tion came In, and the applicant Was unanimous vote to his tather, supplied with a line And ONTARIO CABINET CHANGES CANUCKS TO HIRAM'S EAT SIR PORK AN' London, Dee. Hiram Maxim 1ms sent fhr tons of baked pork and beans is a Chilstmas gift to the Oinud Inns at Sallbburj now the farmers in the distoet have takm advantage oi the scheme to extent oi over S3000, with several on the w aitmc The Lethbridge busi- ness men are loannte money are loaning to the ex- tent of >15u each, and that they mean business is evidenced by tlie fast that, they loss th? >ljO if the farmer does, not make'good with the sio'k suppiied Gfiatjcare is taken, however, that thp facmer knows his business LciOie stockHs'handed out td him He must sfielter feed, and have a thRCare and fowling of livestock ij t Slayville Has Nothing on this from Windy City THESE ARE TBOPICA1. DAY TO CANADA ENGINEEM Locomotive Piloti Through Poati of Rocklii Boipd of 90 Below (Pram Chicago Railroad took advaotan et yesterday's >ero weatbar to Im- press on meinberB ot tbs board arbitration some conditloni to met -with In the north by live and firemen. Willis J Armstrong, a engineer on the Canadian FaoUlo railroad, runs from Ksmloops to" RevelEtoke, in uritioh His most exciting days, however, he said, were on the Field-Laf% sun dhUkm about Medicine a quite common of 60 degrees below cero, and la Kicking Horse canyon, with itA spiral luuuels and alwojra immtn. ent danger of snnwsftfaa. Armstrong said he wu Sag an average of a mvntn, Out of 260 engineers on bli dlrl- sion ouly twenty pasaenger gineers were making u much, said. W Q Johnson, another CanaoV Ian Pacific locomotive Mhose run ia tietweea Hat alld Swift Current, mg with the heat Chicago. is at home intemperaturea ranging between 30 and 50 degrees below" zero. "It fs very diffflcutt'to operaU trains in said, Herald's Santa Claus Fund HON I, B 'LUCAS New HON. G. H. FERGUSON New Provincial Trtuurir HON J J. FOY Who hM resigned Attorney-General M. 3 l Just one more daf J3teiit- would ntS ga'n entrance re-e it not mas The opportunity tfd i Bruce tnd Wmogene Btanilow hopcfuinesi in even lio'iie in Lctli-jt SJ and Sistcrt. or art'fcttwjo B r. s.tuatert ran do our part to