Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta
wlay, TTTK LE'l'UimilHiE DAILY HEKAT.D CREAM POWDER A Pure Cream of Tartar Powder Dr, Wm. Sedgwick Saunders, Medical Officer of Health of the City' of London, was good enough to say that a long and universal experience has proved a cream of tartar powder the most effi- cient, safe and economical, making food which could not be deleterious to the most delicate stomach. In England the sale of baking powder containing alum is absolutely prohibited. WHEN BUYING BAKlNGipiaWDER, READ THE LABEL. A SWEEPING' Resents Wilson-Southam's Ad- vocacy of Tax Reform in Ontario A charming picture hat of this year's styles, with the prevalent ostrich feather arranged around the brim. A Great Cure The 1 understand Ivhat ails you. You can't sleep. Take this prescription to the (Next niormng! You look hotter today. Have you slept a top. I feel like a new many sleeping powd- ers did you didn't take any. I gave. a couple to the AN ENDLESS CHAIN OF SATISFIED USERS Right tlvough tho up, down and across the country there are users of Dluo Ribbon Ten, linked together by tho bond of its delight- giving qualities. invite you lo Join in. Hec.omo one of the plea fled thousands. If you Ilnd thai yon are not fully satisfied your srocc.r will at once refund your money. Toronto, Ucc. .James Whit- ;y resents the criticisms of the j Ottawa Citizen on tin; subicct of reform. In reply lo a question if Ii3 i had any comments to make upon thg attacks made upon him by the Ot- tawa Citizen, pir .James said "I don't care to say anything to- day about thr ami sec- upon me" by .Air. M. Southam during the last two or thruii years. The chance given him by me to cnahlo him i.o get his tax- ation scheme before 1 he legislature, and the manner in which lie repaid it would make, interesting reading, but let that suffice. "I wish merely to protest as vig- orously as I know how, against his treatment of the Conservative mem- bers of the assessment committee. He says that I played the big boss act ami that the Conservative mem- bers it'll into line. This is an abso- lute untruth and a monstrous slan- der. "The I think would meet with the approval of any rea- sonable man who ii no matter what his view may be on the merits of the I am quite certain, have been the same had I been a thousand miles away. It was the' natural conclusion oi the major- of the after hearing what was laid before it and giving the subject full consideration. "I am not exercised over what Mr. Southam might say about me, but I desire to say to him that not one of the nineteen or twenty gentlemen whom he maligned, may hesitate as. lo the outcome of a comparison with him as to capacity, personal honor, public .spirit or any other of the (junlifieations which go to make men [worthy, and deserving Of the respect [of Ihdr neighbors. It is tun had that such lu-cn should be subicct to [insults from every man who thinks has a mission to reform the I world nnd turn things upside down generally." CHRISTMAS ENBLEMS Christmas Kve. The German peasant folk need to think that on ChrlKtimiB Kvo at the midnight hour for just one hour c-attlu hud the power of speech and kneeled in adoration; thai tho-lost souls in hell had respite from all thulr woes during that hour, commemorative of the Saviour's birth; that iiorod leased to feel his chains; that Judos-slept and dreamed of the days of his Innocence; that Hcrodias could rest from Urn dance, in which was doomed to spin through eternity, nnd that Pilate ceased his wanderings on Mount Pllatus and refrained from washing the hands, from which nothing coujd remove the stains of bleed, ever derma n miiic-i'otUlGiis mm uv iuH fancy and extravugaiico but they are at least always reverent. This is the night on which the stockings are hung up. How many know the origin of the ancient custom, without which Christmas would not seem just right? It dates bnek to the tlmp of St. Nicholas, who is the patron saint of Hussln. He was bishop of Myra in l-ycia during tho fourth century and is the patron saint of merchants and travellers by sea and land, but more especially of the young and of scholars. Accord- ingly his festival, which fails on December fith. was formerly observed In English schools, and he still lives In the Santa Glaus of Christmas rejoicings, lie was once overtaken by a storm and took refuge in :t convent. Next day, which was Christmas, he preached to the nuns, who invited him to preach to them on the next Christmas. He returned the next Christmas Wve, when he asked each of the nuns' to'lend him a stocking, which he filled with sugar plume lit return for their hospitality. Tomorrow we celebrate find the word maessa, which means a holy day, or feast, It is the festival of the birth of Christ and Is universally observed by all Christian nations. Yule 1s the Old English and is still the Scotch name for Christmas and came from the Yule-log, tho large log of wood, which formed the basis of the Christmas fire in olden times. What about the holly? Holly is tliu emblem of peace and good will and ancient poets tell us, that it was significant of the resurrection. How appropriate to use It at this time, when the birth of the Redeemer stills the strife and hatred of the world, and resurrects it to peace and joy. The Persians have a saying that the sun never shadows the holly tree, and they used to throw a concoction made from its hark in the face of a new .born child as an omen of good luck. The living green of the is typical of the ever living love of Jesus and the scarlet of the berry of the price He paid on Calvary. The circle of the wreath is an emblem of the unending and so may teach us that: "His mercy flows an endless stream. To all eternity the same." Then there is the mistletoe, which is closely associated with the holly. In Sweden, amulets were made from mistletoe and in Wales necklaces, made from the berries, made the wearer immune from the bites of snakes. The Druids .on the sixth of the moon nearest the.hew year held a-procession and went forth with a golden sickle to cut the .mistletoe from the sacred oak. The oak was sacred to Jupiter, and only the mistletoe, which grew on the sacred oak. had holy virtue. It has always been considered a good omen. Fairies were said to take refuge in its thick foliage, and the gratitude and protection of the fairy folk followed the one, who hung a spray in the home. With its magic enchantment today human fairies are lured under its berries, and all, who arc kissed, need have no fear for the hidden elves sanction the practice, and do not condemn It. In wliat way is the mince pie emblematic of Christmas? Originally mutton was the only meat used in the making of mince pie, a requisite of theChnstmaT feast, in commemoration of the flocks that the shep- herds watched on the plains of Bethlehem on that first Christmas Eve, when the sang, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill to men." The spices were considered suggestive of the wise men of the East, that land of spices, i t'_ Women' especially mothers, should reverence Christmas. Tal- mage says: On that night God honored mo Mi nr hood. Tho angels on ihplr wings might have infant Saviour to Bethlehem without Mary, being there at all. But no, motherhood Cor ail time was to be consecrated and one of the tenderest relations was to be the mater- nal relation, and one of the sweetest words, "Mother." In all ages God has honored good motherhood. The highest, note of all true Christmas joy is: "Glory to Ciod in the highest." Let us not, as too often we do, take all the happiness the gift of fiort has brought us and forget all about the Giver and the Gift. "O come, let us adore Him O come, 'fit us adore Him, O come, let 113 adore Him, Christ the Lord." May Christmas 1912 be the happiest ever spent by each and every reader of INO'S sincere wish. This happy day, whose risen sim Shall set not. through eternity. This holy day when Christ the Lord Took on Him cur humanity. For little children everywhere A joyous season still we make, We bring our precious gifts to thorn Even for the de.'ir child Jesus' sake. Cary. Mrs. C. F. P. Conybeare, Hiverview, is entertaining at a house dance on Saturday evening: in courtesy to the bridesmaids of the Fisher-Conybeare nuptials: Miss Conyheare, Miss Wood, of Spokane, and Miss Niblock, of Medicine Hat. iiav Dec. early to- ilrstroyrd the three storey hrick j wu nine; occupied by the plant of the, Standard (llas.s Co., causing a ;oss of Dwellers in a cot- tages near I he lire moved their be- longings into the street, and shivered for several hours whiic firemen sum- (lames. Mrs. 12. W. KtngBton, who recently moved into her pretty new home on Miss Audrey N'eale returned yestei1.; Twelfth street A, wa8 surprised by day afternoon from a visit in Brandon. I about r.venty-five neighbors and friends yesierday afternoon, when she was made (he recipient of a handsome Becoming coat In Seal Coney ence Leol McDonald to Mr AUlliam John .Lake. Mr. and' Mrs. .Brooks will, make their future .home, in Lelhb'riilge Of Interest to Women A regrettable error occurred in yes teid-n i tie wbci room Sunbeauis_were credited with tfistri Initmg Christina dinner (oda The dinner were upplied In the Nui ing Mission and the-Christmag stocking; ;by the Sunbeams. On Thur at 7 "0 In the Pirat Baptist Church Third avenue 'the children of School ill hold their annual concert and Chi i tmis tree A good pro gramme nab been, piepired and ill who attend should spend an enjoyable evening, immediately at the'close of. 'the programme Santa Clans will-be on hand to dispense good things. .December 27 is the date of the .pro- gressive euchre, which the Flower Guild will hold in the K. of P. ball, when suitable prices "will be given and refreshments served. The Guild hopes to receive liberal patronage In order (hat the finances of the society may be placed on a substantial footing for the winter's work at the hospital. Those who so desfrp may enjoy :i dance at the conclusion of the card party by paying twenty-five cents ex- tra. Hie tickets being placed at 50 cents each. See Our Xmas Announcement on Page 5 of this issue Hudson's Bay Company EXPRESS HELD UP BY mm PASSENGERS UNMOLfitTCO, BERS HAVING ON EXPRESS AND MAIL CAR RAILWAY MAGNATES FILED -AN APPEARANCE TODAY TO AR- RANGE FOR BAIL Miss Greenwood, of Edmcrnton, is the guest of Mrs. Duff until after New Year's. Mr. H. K. Dobson, of Calgary, is spending the Christmas holidays with Mr. and Mrs. H. Howard Dobson. Mr. of Calgary, is spend- ing the holiday season with Mrs. Hor- ace Maiison. Miss Alien, of Frederlcton. New Brunswick, is n guest over Christmas with the Misses Tabor, Fifth avenue South. Mr. and Mrs. S. .1. P. Scott, of Kcw, arrived this afternoon to enjoy the Vuletidc with Mr. and Mrn. James Alrd. Mr. Kay I .under, of Medicine will enjoy Christmas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Loader. Mr. Kiirdloy Milford, of Alberta Col- lege, Kdmonlon, Is spending: the va- intion with his mother in this city. Tho It. and 0. Navigation Co. will Flipml n million dollars on dock Im- provements at Hamilton. I The Venezuela Klectr-ic Light Corn- puny, capital a supposed MacKftnxie-.MaiM] enterprise, bus boon incorporated at 'Ottawa'. Miss Wood, of Spoknne, arrives _ to- [mornvw morning, and will be a house guest with her mint. Mrs. C. V. Cony- beare, Hiverview. Miss Wood will be one of the attendants AI, Miss Klalne Conyboare'a marriage. mahogany chair and pretty berry set, the presentation being made by Mrs. Meech in a few well chosen words. The ladies spent an enjoyable hour in social intercourse, dainty viands being served at the tea hour. Mr. ami Mrs. T. 3. Folterly are vis- itors in Calgnry for Christmas. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, of Bow Island, wil be Vnletide guests with Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Hamilton. K. AV. Rose and Harry Hose, who Imvr spent the past five years in the Yukon, are. visiting their parents, Mr. ml Mrs. J. Rose, Fourth Avenue. Wesley parsonage 'was the scene of (Hiiet wedding at three o'clock on Saturday afternoon, when the Rev. T, i'. Perry united In" marriage Miss Flor- Mr. and Mrs. S. .1. Shepherd left this morning to spend Christmas with the hitter's parents, Mr, ami Mrs. Dixon of Maple Croat Long Service and iintisfnctinn are assured I if you purchase knives, forks, spoons and serving piotM bearing liie trade M.ROGERS BROS. Tins brand is knotrn as "Silver Plate that Wears i and is made In tlic lienvtcsl r.fle of Finnons for 60 ycnrs for its durability J d bcnnly. ftld by New York, Dec. S. Mel- len, president of the New York, New Haven Hartford H. R., and E. J. Chamberlain, president of the Grand Trunk Railway of Canada, were in New York thlS morning ready to ap- pear before Judge" Hough In the Fed- eral District Court, to give bail and i answer to indictments found against them yesterday charging them with violation of the -Sherman Antt-Tniflt Law. The penalty upon conviction is one year in jail, a. fine of or both. Neither Mr. Mullen nor Mr. Cham- berlain has had any extended com- merit to nniko on the government's charge is in effect that the de- fendants entered into an illegal mon- opoly agreement, the result of which was to stop the construction of the Grand Trunk extensions into New England. H is understood bail will be fixed at each. Although a Drillsh subject with headquarters in London, Alfred S. Smlthers, chairman oC the Grand Trunk Hoard of Directors and co-de- fendunt with Mcllen and Chamber- lain, is expected to come voluntarily to this country to plead to thb indict- ment. On January 7th tho Federal Grand Jury will resume its investigation in- fo the Grand Trunk-New Haven agree- ment. EARNS A FAIR WAGE Calgary, Doc. A. Rosa, fnr- merly siipervtBlng engineer oi .Mon- treal, was tonight engaged by the city of Calgary at. a compensation of ?100 per day and expenses, to make n re- port, of the local power and lighl. sit- uation. A plant for the manufacture of pulp, paper and allied products is possible; at l-lalleyhury, lo employ 760 hands, i Springfield, Ills., Dec 24. express carrying Christmas .trade ami which waa one, the heaviest loaded pwMBger trains which left Chicago for thft west last night, was held up lies by armed highwaymen In addition to the smoking day coach, chair car, patlor cats, diner, library car, ttae tram carried a number of sleepers', all of which were filled. The train was reported to carried a large consignment at valu- able'holiday express, in to rumored shipments ot riiofty to Kin- 's s City. The flagman who the alarm stated that the train stopped sud- denly after two shots were fired, afc a point a mile and half west ot lies, in the "division known as the Airline. between Springfield and Rooibouse After the train bandits cut off the baggage car and forced the engineer. Frank McLaughlin, to run the car two miles The porter also -rah back and with the flagman notified the from the telegraph station at lies. The, porter stated that the paasen- gcrs were not disturbed, the bindiis apparently only seeking the booty in the car., A itch engine was sent to'the scene'from Spring- field with the sheriff and a force -of deputies. At one o'clock this morning' the railroad recovered their engine and express car, brought them back to the scene of the hold-up and the train was able to proceed on its way. .The bandits, who held up the train in a thicket of woods just south of lies, did not attempt to molest the passengers in the six cars of train. They turned'their' guns crew of the engine, took it arid ran it to a safe distance and rifted the mail and express cars The robbers exploded four charges oi dynamite in-efforts to open the express car safe, hut tailed in the attempt. They left, carrying lev packages which were -found later in a field nearby. Special agents and detectives pur- sued the traia robbers, cichapgiftg shots with them. No one ivas in- jured as far as is.known. How She Hide Good One woman writes, "Failure after fail- ure resulted from the uiw of yeast, and my baking never been really satisfactory until I White Swan Yeast Cakes." Package of I cakes Free sample from White Swan Splcos Cereals, Limited, To- ronto, Ont. F EASY ECONOMY. For any meal (onlay Se- lect, meaty Atlantic fiih without bvntf I At whole- some and, as tasty though it left the but ytttefday, Even that rellching saltytangis intact Sim- pic recipes in each sanitary package. "HALIFAX" CODFISH.