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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta Wow many people realize that it is ber hundred'and fifty years since Christmas was "first celebrated in true Hri tish That the Boar's .and the; .burning Pudding and the Mistletoe Mince Pie'and the Tree, and the Stuffed tfle grand old traditions'of hundred i or.years in'the'hunt-' ing counties and j the regimental mes.-' ties of A. or wounueu of both nafMee feaev- tell us that' Be chief OHlieS 01 tllft rtrrWiv.-. T i: rha __ UttrgeV- erities of the "Quebec wffiter. Liquor was-.tne only thing, in-the citv that .was Replaced by barbaric ry of punishment 1 tlirec- soldiers "who at the festal board on the 25th December was salt perk, and very 'lit- tle-o'f 11. _ _u _ _ Great was. the difference 'between this scene of privation following Christmas both in Mon- 's.es of exactly one' hundred-aucKfifty yearsro'ld: in .That Montreal lOUthe according to the --that. Our of' thV had. Yet -it is true -The' anniversary of the formal establish- ft'- in a; half before j "i.1'1 as been allow- .all "the at Que- -that few t w both in Mon sentenced to one thoysahd-ftr.eal.and.- Quebec: The French in Wee. for petty- theft ISf us to fall Lethbridge had pricticaV its being vuvit. were let oft ..with three hundred' "on aci count of tne severity of'the 'weath i 41LL1Q itjay JO" f ul the Britishers. The del ea't beea con- haV mannej Canadian Christmas' i flrsr Wt usf.-JooJc at .'a neith-. or' tur- and .yet the first Christmas oy englishmen t and Scotchmen Canadian as There were, A Christmas' Feast side of the present Lethbridge'o and there. .bff, or drieo- apples make a "plum scarce, of lumber Lethbridge .indithe1 some shacks, Mwel thing with -a the es or a it knot :outain4helter at n "f T Theile Was .No Piaciler houses aut on I-fact cabins existed bact ou t to v -u- H better Not Good too-niuch ofc (he sattdes TYPICAL IN' THE OPEN Fourteen hundred "of 'r "Iwspita-b.V-'through scurvy, or sheer of their -original; punv the': annual festivity. Most of Houses ;hao'- lost their roofs "f; Publicly, flogged for sell- .Canadian militia, ms aquor without leave. As a and; much more thank" condemned Che. prospect ;qf death, for Toboery: were depressed bv -h had'gone ChristmksUat-ever The dvii. flebrated. Fourteen hundred of ine'SSl 7JW Participation in 1 Intendant..Bigot, Cadet ui tne festivif-r anr? (-hoii- started, we mav sav that voo u f -shack 'oust about where' iL toL f above of wealthier bffi-. de Ramezay? where the first Pudding and their parasites, had gone back to reluctant -both to give up the Plunder-which they had. amas- sed in office .and. to face'the chances it something.- Nothing" But'Vasiness to put cottcn.or ,'VTIle Doming of Changes as expensive as 1910 Dinner SOUP Consomme. of investigation by .a bitterly-angered King and'government-'in th'ermotHer- countiy. never, did less the part.than Montreal on the day of that first Christmas, a oare ,lew weeks Batter An British army; Knox, who. has left ories'.of. the, says that to see the. gay-crowd in the streets the cloats and. laced coats and powder- ed one would supposed that these people, the victims, of a long and disastrous -were.ail in-the enjcvsnent of ample.and unimpaired fortunes. They serein mourning, it is true: but foH of all conceivable events'? tlle- of the monarch whos troops .-had only a. few, weeks before eitectea their conquest! Jt is one of the most curious Oaings in historj that the entire population of Montreal Fas in mourning that Christmas for _ the demise of King George II of En- j land. s has .Montreal harboured a more brilliant group of military offi- cers and statesmen than participated m the-joyous celebrations of that mo- mentous holiday-time. The policy of an, under the leadership of General Amiierst, was to make friends as fast as possible with the late subjects of the King of France. Haldiinand. the soldier, scholar and diplomat who was later, to -be a.very wis- r-0- j ernor 6f Canada. during the American I Devolution and do much to hold th-1 French of faithful to the' British crown, ..was chief of. tie con- ciliators, and' his. lavish entertain- ments were open to seigneurs, mer- chants, clergy and Britjsh officers" alike. ,-Most prominent'among the I leaders of the Christmas .revelry was! tne famous-Sir William Johnson the 1 t -r f r v ,u nmfanff-r- fle iiad. been at-his biitiino I'AUicuuty until excuse! Snot A Lost Art Commodity worth so pleritifui; on" not 1910 as practiced In uie ,mg through .rotten ice. Vith "the' f] rfut when were and there near, if was -necessary, to put .into the Old Time _ Christmas in olden, days depended-much upon a few things" W to sticking of ond.with faith soh'd slowly the .circle enlarges 'RrtilorJ TT-n Hollandaise. Fried Salmon, Ravigate Sauce Baked White Fish au Gratin. SALADS Shrimp, Lobster, Chicken, Combination, Potato. ENTREES Boiled Shoulder of Fricassee of Veal, with French Peas. Chicken Saute a is -Breast oi Capon, Supreme Sauce. Filet of Beef, aus Champinous.'. ROASTS Prime Rifas of Beef, au jus. Stuffed Shoulder of Veal." Suckling pjgr Apple Sauce. Stuffed Young Turkey, Cranberry Sauce. VEGETABLES Steamed Potatoes. Whipped Potatoes. Stewed Tomatoes. RELISHES Sliced Tomatoes. Sliced Cucumbers. Crisp Celery. Stuffed Olives. DESSERT EnglishPiumPtidding. Vanilla Ice Cream Apple, Mince, Pumpkin and Lemon Pie Fruit. Candies. Nuts. Coffee. jfilk. Tea. Orchestra in Attendance Those who dine here wilt fave a chance draw for a Large Prize, Turkey of the Mohawk. A master of the of fine living, Jhis strange man in the intervals of roughing it .with theln- .aiaas, over whom lie had a unique influence, had established in the Xew Vork mountains a pleasure-house'and a lordly estate to ariv in Ea-- land or Ireland. Johnson's SOD. byi an ironical turn of fate, was destined less than twenty years later to. come to this same city, a penniless exile! from iiis father's vast estates cause he had remained loyal to the] Crown in the Revolutionary j and by another turn of fate he j hereafter to become one of. the jjtewitorial lords of the just-conquered I j Province. Carleton was there ton another future Viceroy of Canada' and the gallant -Highlander Fraser and many others who had earned by' years of 'privation and struggle the right to a little joyousness. Under them was best part of an armv of fifteen thousand men. the pick ofUlreadv suburbs of the continent. Their social revelries wei- -owii- were of a kind to amaze even the gav! and festive French. I Montreal in those days had rerv lit- jtle of its present magnificence; if at merei-v small Indian trading Quebr- was the only real permanent Htv Canada. But the beauty and possibiJ- JT.JJ _ F m the middle of oatmeal or other devious ways; for in those days we were all prohibition and had not jjeen for-the Hudson's Bay Winnipeg or other localities excep Balkan water, the would have been dry a 4der Musicaf Times Music would also have been far scarcer, for it was necessarv to have a permit to bring out the dulcet strains of "Down ou the Bing'o Farm and "Roll the Old and other recherche ofTel There were many .catchy-and ditties And; the birds And the funny little rabbits their got a mate -but me" '-As we were' all. bachelors, L almost a! J, this was sung iisuallv deal.cf feeling. secertary of the Stock Assoeiaupn was great on the banjo with' "McSorley's' Most Beautiful "Mulligans and another that used to run something like was Jack and twins Who-stand, upon 'their pins, ikejtn ov.-l iipon a gooseberry tree. _. -ale; VJ ,._.-. been in Lethbridge" Could Men Must. Break Out TL must not be imagined that...the melody was equivalent to that ex- perienced at an Eistedfodd, but'it answered the purpose of relievin- the feelings and made the great lonesomeness feel more like home Human- ity must now and again have a reaction from its daily toil and tameness .us some of us break out one another In .these happy days' some may break out into politics to relieve 'their feelings, and others set up real estate offices. Some seek more peaceful occupations and many have turned teerotallars, so their sweet voices are seldom heard in-the land and are but a memory. N Others may want to break out out the better half says-reproacMuliy- Dcn r, mase a noise or else yo.u'Jl wake the baby." Don't make a noise or else you'll wake the child He softly murmurs- to himself: "Where have I fesard that refrain before" It's almost ?.s old as "Wait 'Till the Clouds Roll which reached here about a quarter of a its time, and lasted nearly a quarter of a century aftent died in the'Bast. For mes can only learn one tune.in a lifetime; sing it over a minion time's Tnd still be out of focus. Now Everybody is Good However, all this is changed now for the better, and our bad habits are.hung away upiwith .the guns, chaps and freight wagons 3S.lood' or betterthan-ihey vsed to be Tu Tii erationistnucfi- more i.- e, if you avoid reading th'e daily m .which people do that, the old .timers were innocen knew very little about .When oae of our early J. P.'s Was asked an information and complaint against a man for stealing a small boat out of a duck pond, he charged the defendant with 'piracv. 'But on Sd ins the penalty -iras death, he weakened. He was really TW don't get let off like, that nowadays.. ant. Still, there are even compensations for being alive in 1910- one of the greatest of which is the being able to look back and talk it over The memories are precious, lae experiences' it is worth a good deal how countries are made and to have present at the extorts of the making; and. we can look back' to Christinas of wuh something of a longing and no doubt with many a wish to have the toe over again in order that we migh, live the intervening Differently and winch, we might have done had We known as muci o- hie and the country as we do now. But still the great "might have beerT _goes oa acciannbrinJ .-uu more than the olaer ones, learnin comes slowly to each of us in t E. N jujes of .Montreal struck a good manv I of those who .spent thit first wiute- within ner walls. The walls them'- selvse were laughable, little more tnan a development of ihe old stock- ades employed against the Indians admirably built and much less cramp-1 dians, and especially of thwr ,e _ t_ ot i UL i nemezay, the earliest "fine house" in reat wealth had reduced from the height of ..Montreal, today a historiacl UD nmsirfo nf i luxury to the trnnr nf _ every officer danced all night long ac luxury to the want of common nee- -w "f v "v V Ui V-UtliiiiLm 12 CC of tne Called city, which js j essities. laugh, dance and sing, com br the u> me unanciai uie rejection tYencu crisis, cooked in 3760 the i excellence of the pri-! Fom'ne de guerre.' Their young.-lad- 7 .he magnificence of take the patas to teacj PW infrirnrc ._ ttuu served in blazine-- ginning of that Tax Canadtena' which has lasted with very slight interrap- gardens and plantations -outside wplis .sii !out 01 time. walls, and sbove ail the charm of tiTCe-" situation- were- as amon -ae ,cep imprest, gathering Uie table in fashion of the time. celebration, a religious began even then with the midnight sou; resulted within a year from which.has, ever been the most I _-- ine jncfians. in ,spiie or thc bravfe i CQUrtships carried on before The ink semcc with the French Can- Ihe (own was too large to be ade- S y mace T'itb their dry on the of The aftemoou was filled with quately defended by. walls, its people hanrdsome ncatitfori. DonbtleJ S that i vrere ricb. ltg Ijajns I-or a year they had.been lev- jwhere theraselves in still more so. .and it possessed manv .by the (Christian Majesty had i they Iiad riie houses yerioci comuienis up on Ute am- i brilliant of th 1 11- i st Jand then fr. aMliiarv inew'matje French iriends, :sgs of ihe season. "Then? was Never Sour Phone 1Q27 GILMOKE THE BAKEB 1 ;