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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta MKK AT.D WISHES ITS READERS A MERRY CHRISTMAS WINNIPEG WHEAT 1.21H. 1.27 Decidedly LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, 24, 19M PRICE FIVE CENTS NUMBER 12 CffilSTMAS EVE ON offre' Cautiously Feels For an Opening to Hurl Bolt Through German Lines Advance Continues London, Doc. eve finds little change.in the underground warfare'now being conducted in the western War theatre where .General JolTre, the commandcr-in-chicf of the French armies, still appears to be cautiously fccling-Ior an opening in the strongly entrenched German line across France aiid Belgium. FRENCH OFFICIAL Paris, Dec. 24, p. m. The French war office this afternoon gave out an official communication which reads as follows the sea to the Lji, we have madL progrcis by bappmg operations in the dunei and vve repulsed an at tafk in front of LombaorU) ac At Zwarfelcn to the southeast ol "i pres we occupied a group of houses and we drove back as fal ab the southern part of thib village a counler attack of the enemv I his was in spite of a >crj spuited fire from the Ger man artillerj Ihe Belgian arm} pushed forward certain detachments along the right bank of the i-scr to the south of Dix- mude and organued a deiense work protecting the head of a In the region of Arras, the fog still mide operations impossible "To the east and to the south-east of Amiens especiallj m the suburbs of there have been artillery c> changes In "he region of the Aisne, the duping all dav jesterdav held bttckr- brilliantly a number of, attacks I hey remained masters at near the road oi Puiasleme, oi-the German trenches occuvied b3 (.ember 21 In Champagne w e strengthened the positions taken bv us. in our advance 01 the night before in the regior C iionne and Reims 'In the viomitj of IJerthes all counter attacks of the enemy in pos tions "conquered by ub Dec weri, successfully repulsed To llorlliwebt of Mesml les Hurlus, occupied'German trenches for a The enemy delivered a counter at- tack, but'without success in the for- est of Consenvoye. In the forest of" Apremont our artillery demolished and caused the enemy 'to evacuate several trenches. In the wocvre district the French ar- tlllerv reduced certain German' bat- teries to silence. "In the region oi Ban De Sapt to tho north-east of St. Die our infan- try advanced with a.rush and estab lished itself on the territory thus gained. There is nothing to report from Upper Alsace.' AN ACT OF BARBARISM Santa Claus Fund Closed With a Rush Which Brought it Over 3 Centuries KINDLY GOODFELLOWS! Arc not the people of Lethbridgc Herald'b San- .fKat la Clall Fund stands at at the-time of w 5'09 01, to be mail, and what's Oj centb at Christmas time' 'Ever) dollar a happv child' was the slogan adopted bv the Herald for Inib Christmas fund, which is "being distributed this evening among the organizations who make it their busi- ness every sear to scatter Christmas the sunshine where otherwise it we not be found At that rate there will AK be 300 happy children in the to tince of 400 jaids and drove hack a motrow, who otherwise iright fe-1 counter attack The Germans endea deserted on that Day of Da) s But to take the ofienstv in the di there are not that many children in rcction 01 Ville sur lurbe but out the citv who would he forgotten in artillerv dispersed thin I anv case, so that part of the fund 'In the we took posses which is not needed the children sion of a prior ground in the forest go to help bring joy to older of LaGrurie and in the vicinity 01 folks who are staring the skeleton of Bagatelle we repulsed a German at unemploj ment in tbe lace For that dav and many days more to come, the Herald hopes the Christmas spir- taol r '111 the region of Verdun the pre of fog made it impossible to conduct any operations of impoitanc- BRITISH LOSSES IN OFFICERS SO FAR ARE II08 KILLED Ja-st in--those To those individuals and oiganiza tions who have so generously denied themselves a to help along the gcod work, the Herald expresses its thankb, knowing that their Christmas will be all the more Christmas for their part in the lit tie campaign which now closes so successfully Germans Bring Up Heavy Guns For Seige of Warsaw, but Yser May be in Moscow Louden, Dec. C'liristmgs Eve in the cast (mils a supreme German ef- made before Warsaw ..In Oalicia, the Auslro-Germnn forc- es seem to have been made no furth- er progress, ami in the north the Rus- lo ha.c pushed her bark into east fort bcm? made before Warsaw, ci UIOBICM, aim m i j where thc'iorccs of the Germans' ecu- sians arc reported I tie anil oi tlic Russians see -ing to their invaders furtli 1 chpck them svvav fcnc't and forth Prussia. alonir tbe bank's of Ihe river barring WILL VSER HE REPEATED the wav to Hie Polish capital. The The German tactics in the march Russians claim to have succeeded in towards Warsaw, military observers the latest encounters but during the in London jiolnl out, re beginning last ten days the Germans ha e ad--to have some of the characteristics vanned" appreciably and it is said they Of the rush toward Calais and Dun- are now bring in? up their >1 centi kirk whicl the Uliet stemmed, thous nrcparatorv to bicgc op- anils Leing sacrilici.d and others bi ing hurled forward to fill the gajs n ctre guns erationsf Sad Accident on Foremost Farm Bulet on Place Caus-d Fatality NO INQULST NECESSARY A 22 calibre rifle in tne of' There the. Russians gained a victorv. 4iam Jensen boa or Harold Jenben over Gen ra mn task an with the same prodigality which was shown by the Germans in Flanders. petrojrad, Dec. Very great forces are now being pressed into the battles of mutual destruction of.sep: arate positions from the left bank of the Vistula near southward along the Vistula ana" Rawa to -the bend of the Pilica. Sometimes the Russians anil fomc- times the Germans tarce the offensive in these battles which cannot bs de- scribed as gensral. The, German of- fensive, whicli is fiercest in the north, results more favorably to' the Rus- sians as they approach the zoni where the 'Aiistrians predominate in the enemy's ranks. The most souther- ly of the" batt.es in Poland is on We Kivcr Nida. which Hows from tho north into the Vistula, 13 miles south-east of Cracow VIC10R-V OVLR DA.NKL WUi Not only are Lhe Germans firing q: Glaus difficult, and by James Frise. who parrntlv war 1o link up with the was e lor the m Austro Gci n. n a.mv ri the Pil ca stant death ol a younger UroiHerj-Ar 40 miles eist of iso anJ thdT aged 10, on! tho rather s- isrnroMBSi in dispos.it.oh the Ger miles Irom Foremost on Mon man attempt to force a wed e b" rjr tween th- ilus mn northern and 'on It appears that Mr Jensen has two them at i es Imirea e slaughter is farms one about a mile from Fore occuirmg m thes- battl-s ard will most where tbe mother and small doubtless be una'iaUd until an as er "children reside so that the child c-ndanlv has bean estau reu can attend school and another Lslied eight miles awaj, where father CZAR zN MOSCOW arTd an older sett were feeding some Moscow Dec 21 Ma in the Red Cross and lass of truce but they are rend-ring tbe work of Santa cattle Mr Jensen bad srtd some of pec -Lmperor Nicholas and the "CHRISTMAS AS IT? Business Shows Few Signs Stringency Though Unusual Features PLENTY FOR ALL ON XMAS DAY Christmas will be spent Although It seemed impossible for the fund in Ldhbndge much "as usual it to remain under the mark, so wln fp-vtured hv much that is un that at the last moment another dollar was subscribed London, Dec officers cas iialty list covering the week from me mnii December 8 to lo, shows thai 23 Previously acknovi officers were killed and 81 wounded Anon dmte" that time The casualties are Harvie Kingston IP alf branches of tbe about sixty different regiments having lost G R one or more officers in killed oi C C wounded No officers, however are Margaret Stafford reported missing in the list a tea Dorothv Stafford ture that has been more or less prc B Good valcnt m prev lous reports The tot il "Mrs Wolsey casualties among officers to date are Robert Nimmons divided up as lollovvs Killed, T J Loadbetter wounded, missing 600 ,J Jones which bring 100 25 100 BORDEN COMING TO WINNIPEG NEXT WEEK Ottawa Ont Dec Kobert Borden accompanied by Ladv Bor den, leaves Friday at midnight for Winnipeg where he nill address the I citi( Canadian Club on Monday The Premier will return to the cap Ital at once dropping off at Port usual Probablv never before in the historv of the city have bo many people been in unfortunate circum stanccb on Christmas day, and prob- ably never again ,will they be bo placed The Christmas buying am! giving is of an altogether different 1 u0 nature than it has been for many a 1 jcar, albeit the gifts typifv the bpinl 1 of the dav as it was meant to be 3 It wab as, though the Society for the 1 00 prevention of Useless Giving had sat- 00 urated the hearts of the givers The stores have recorded almost as large- a business is in former years, but practicallv eicrj gift has been pi chabed with a view to utillt) actu ated bi o desire lo express good will through i remembrance that w 11 not fade in a dav If a gift relic es but thur on Wednesday or Thursday next t the (uU measue 0[ to address the Canadian club of that (Co tinuid on page 3) Gas Company Has Robin Hood Backed Off the Map Plain Case of Deposit Demanded From Customer With a Monthly Bit With reference to the high-hand- ed dcuiandb regarding deposits made by the Gas Co fo which allusion has been made, the fol lowing flagrant' case has come to the notice of the Ill-raid it is 'he reliable testimony of a citi en who is bu-lnosb, and has, lived in Lcthbridgc lor mnnv is the helpless victim ol thc-gas commnv'b najle and autocratic mctnons i nc i u.l-> speak for Uiembclvcs The partv in question had ras installed n jfar aao in his ioos- inc aiM Paul Jemihrly up to a month whfli IP reccivt-d a bill fol 75 a forgettulness which occurs to many lie left the account, to gcther with tbe subwquent no lice that hib gag vvould be cut unavreirai.it rudely brought to remembrance by the threat made Rood, and imme- d.atelv paid tair small amount due, with a icqutot that the Has be re installed To his utter sur- inibe ht (vas, told that this could TiOt b6 do-e he came through with i (10 deposit not w ithstandinf; the fuel that no de- posit was abkcd (or when thti ris wis firsl brought in I'rotpst was uselrss, the rcnrosciitilhc of (he company was adamant It wab a case of a highwayman's "stand and deliver' For unfortunatelj, the had done away with hib old coal range, and had had a gas one installed b} the verv com pany It was pay, or no meals at home. a customer .who had been using gab for a je r, the monthTv average at a literal es- timate being i2 50, and vet tho company practically demanded a deposit to cover a period of four months Thr cUortions of old time t-ax-sratlierers ailftoar to bfi reiiirrcclol in the methods of the twentieth Century Canadian u- Natulul Gab Co CHRISTMAS, 1914 How can we hear above the awful strife Of rude red war which seizes on our 1 fe, The Christmas me sage, "Goodwill Peai." on Earth, Thy Saviour comes to thee in lowly birth" How can we pray Thy kingdom come, O God The tyranny of sin break with Thine iron Whilst "Thou Bhalt do no Thy command Is now defied by war in every land? Are noi our ears too dull from cannons' roar To hear the Angelic chorus, or to "oaf Above the dm of earth, and hear Thy voice "Lo! I am with you alway, men rejoice! Pray on1 the kingdom that on earth I boJght With My life blood endures Pray as I taught, Thy Kingdom come, Thine IB the glory, power, And still look up to Me in this dread hour For I to all men told when I did tread With >ou the plains of earth, how peace is bred Not that thou shalt no murder do, But that I brought you one commandment new, That ye love one another This, My word, It s-ema that men have never truly heard, For love like that could never grow such fruits Of lust and hate, they spring from evil shoots' Yea Lord, we know it well. If not Where can we turn in our extremity Which bass negle t of The Command has brought And o'er the earth such misery Teach us anew The Will, and let us' hear With contrite hearts once the message clear, Which bears assurance that the Prince of Peace Is born amongst us, and .that wars Whenever rran will near the Glad Refrain, And at the call will worship Tl-ce again Until time our lives hang on Thy Word Come good or ill, all praise to Thee O LorJ' 9 (Lcthfcndgc the cattle, and was driving them to- accompanied by thsir chil- town with the oldei son The two vestsrday number of smaller ooys were left m charge ot hospitals in Moscow, ed an1 the other cattle alone During the maintained bv public and private as- altonioon a neighbors bov, Caspar SOCiatlons In evening tbe Em- I visited the lads, and the con neror, who is in Moscow on his wav v. ersat'on turned to guns William t0 petrograd, from the front, (looked up a 22 rifle and vyas demon reined prince Lvofi and the Mayor stratmg to the Woolf boy how it of m the Kremlin Palace should be aimed The rifle had been f left bv another brother with a cart- ridge in the chambpr the only bullet on the place Holdings tbe gun at arm s length William muled the trig jpr The younger brother was stand ing directly in front of him at the I me The cartridge exploded and the bullet passed thrpugh Arthurs nead entering the right eye Death 'was almost instantaneous William who was horrified at the accident mounted a horse and rode info town where be notified, the auth REPORT COL SAM FIRED ALDERSON IS DISCREDITED Ottawa, Dec cabled story that General Alderson, present oritles and sent someone to tell mander of the first contingent at father i Salisbury Plain, would be succeeded Coroner E Humphries of Leth by Sir Archibald Hunter, because ol bridge was notified, and proceeded to friction with General Hughes, is dis- the scene of tbe accident No inquest credited here Genera! Hughes left, was he d as the circumstances point iast night for his home in case of accident pure and but from confreres it was learned that th" relations between the ter and General Mderson have al- wajs been most harmonious At the time of General Altlerson's appointment, General Hughes paid ed -to simple. 'FIGHTING JOE" FOR VANCOUVER'S MAYOR Vancouver, BC, Dec Martin AI P Iia0 definitely announced his candidature tor mavor Tbe other candidates ire L D G Doughs and Mayor Baiter I___.____ o 4 BANK CLEARINGS SHOW A GOODLY- INCREASE; The bank clearings this week tola ed as against Mii 1; for n correspond ing weel> last This weeks clearings are a feuipnse to tbe tlnancial men of the citv The is very creditable considering condi tions, and v.ill.co'mpare very favorably with any city in Western Canada high tribute to his ability and has since consulted him in regard toTev- ery important detail affectina; the con- H tingent, noLhmg has been heard ol General Udersou's retirement and tho storj is not credited m anv lar v AT 'EM AGAIN British Actor Will Take the Fait Flyer A and Aid the Allies London, Dec Lorriine, the actor, who recently was wounded by a shrapnel bullet while serring -vith the British forces on the contln- ent, has returned to England conval- 4 sscent He saya he expects to go back 4 to the front in two months v ith the fastest aeiopline evei built .land. SESSION LIKELY TO OPEN FEBRUARY 4 Ottawa Out Dec 'iatefs of-the Crown this morn- ing denv that the proclamation culling Parliament together on February '4 has yet been aiitli- owed sa" imwvcr, that the datp mentioned in last night's disnatches Is In all pro ibabllity (.correct. Give Taber Farmers Irrigation, They'll Grow Beets Leading Tabsr Farmer Says M ners Could Grow in Sunimer-Will Gro 10 Acres H miff i distinct 000 acres to be irrigated by this fro ;