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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta .VOLUME IX. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, K1HDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1915 NUMBER 12 ATTACK ON Henry Ford, Disgusted, Abandons His Peace Ark London, Dec. after day- break Thursday the enemy opened an attack .by hand nrenadec upon a por- tion of the Canadian line where some newly arrived forces from England were established. It was evidently an isolated enterprise on this part of the allied front and the attackers found the Canadians fully attack lasted n. very casualties on our side beinn under a dozen in both killed and wounded. Cliri-slhiniu, Ucc. IM (via The Norwegian liner with Jhmry Ford on board, sailed for Now Vorh ihis mornins. Mr. Kord before leaving J-lcrgen thiit tho peace expedition would continue un jder llio auspices of. the Women's In- termit ional Peace Association. Hrfotc; leaving Christiana, (or Her- gcn Mr. Kord out the follow- ing statement For llm press "I am satislifd with what has bmi in t'lirisi-iuna, pfncc lias hccn given publicity. Newspapers liitvr iiuwer lu red the war for it is through tlml Ilia gospel of peace i.s sprt'iid. liku '-very other cuim- irepared. The j try. The people arc all right." :hort time, the In announcing at Bcrgfin rhe cir- cmnstancer, undei: the exr.edi- tion would -be continued, Mr. Ford said a hud been appoints! to act jis, leaders. It rors'sts Urn Lindsay, of Denver, Colo.; Rev. Dr. Jciikin Lloyd Jonca, Chicago A BIG ILL Ottawa, Dec. liven ins Kr.ec Press (Liberal) says j ''The departure of General Hertraiii lias disclosed the fact tiiat there is j friction on ihe munitions board. I '.'It i.s openly that some of tilt- members on the new hoard havu not- r.eni able to emlcrss the opinion of .the chairman, .Mr. J. W. Klavelic, ;is to the letting of contracts, Amuny, other acts which have been criticised hus boon a contract for a million shell fuses which has been -let at a hauu'some figure to a Toronto auto- mobile firm. j ".Mr. T. A. Russell of Toronto was' active in obtaining this contract which is said to be far more than four million dollars. Mr. Flavclla iiiid Russell have had rather cxlcn-! sive business relations in the past i in connection with industrial enter-j prises. John Harry, San Francisco, Calii.; Jjictit. Governor Andrew J. ttethca, South Carolina, and Louis P. Loch- cr, of Chicago, Mr. Kord s secretary. Christiana newspapers say that in view of iMr. Ford's departure MOKE BELGIAN REFUGEES TO SETTLE AMEKICA A Too! of "iNorlhcliffe To Bring About a D.c-atorsh'p In Eng and N'ew York, Lundon correspondent of the New York Her- ald iVHiug is growing there that Mr. Uoy'J George is being used by Lord Nort-iclifie Jis a monkey to pull on chestnuts out of the Jin- "His demand ior men to make munitions before, the figures of it is claimed that there were low-j these who have enrolled under Lord oilers for fuse 'iirodticticm than! Derby's do real lighting for the Empire are the from the Mr. T. er that wliiuh conceni represented hv ,t. Knssell. correspondent -says, 'has convinced "The board is acting for the lirit-1 t'.ie Liberal, Labor ami Irish members munition I-Ion, Lloyd f of Parliament that Lord Ncrtuciifie has made an impression upon the little Welshman of the neezs- Gcorfte, while Cmmda's credit will be drawn upon to pay for nninitio.ns. "The. auditor-y.cne.ral of Canada lias no authority or control over the pay- ments. "It- is claimed that tho public. ac- counts crjinmiUei' of parliament will opt be to look into the transac- tions. it that there .will te discussion meets." when pariiament great aity of a dictator lo condict the war and there arc those, who do not hesi- tate to sav that, having failed with Sir Kihvarcf Lord North- ciiffc1 is ready-to bi-cimic tte political godfather of the man whom-his news- papers prominent Norwegians will join the: expedition. i Iltnry Ford's departure from Jin- rope apparently marks the termina- tion in its original form, of the must novel.of many movements which have been undertaken to bring about the ending of the war. Mr. Ford's an- nouncement that Women's Interna- tional Peace Association henceforth will conduct the expedition would to indicate that, so far as he .personally is concerned, }c will re- linquish "the self-impo.scti task which he uxpte.istvi in the phrase, "Out of j the trenches by Christmas." It has not- been made clear, however, whe- ther .Mr. Kord will continue to financial support to the enterprise. Utiore the peace ship Oscar II. readi- ed Ihe other side there, AVCH; reports of disseution among the peace dele-1 gates. Wfion Mr. Ford reached'Chris-] liana he in tl.e background, being' said that he was ill. M- was! not until last night, however, that un unconfirmed report that he had quit the party when it reached this coun- try. Although full details have not j been received it would appear that he I marie his departure secretly and that ji, of the peace delegates at the time I they left Christiana ior Stockholm were ignorant of the fact that he- was not to go on with them. It was said Mr. Ford's suciden departure was due to the fact that his physician had ordered him to rest. Family Surprised Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Henry Ford niimicated with this forenoon, those close to the family expressed great surprise at Mr. Ford's return home. His private secretary here said no cable from him had been received. Dec. I could not be com-} Russians Report Success m En- gagements Take Place on All Try to Link Up With British in Persia Lundon, Dec. isolated cn- gagcmcuts on the various fronts have iipsfit the predictions of a. universal Christmas truce. Notlnmj of great importance, however, lias developed. j Kroin Ga'.iciu tiie Russians report j.success in thu action against the Aus- j frians near llembowla, where then: lias buen an indication recently that the Austrians and Germans are seek- ing to strengthen their Hues. Al- though no activity is reported on ihe front, the Russians arc advancing steadily in Persia in an effort to link their forces with those of their British allies. Parliament adjourned without re- ceiving the figures concerning the Kail of Derby's recruiting plan, but oa re-assembling after the holidays the members will have the facts in regard to the question as to whether conscription is necessary. Don't Credit German Talk A Renter dispatch from Athens says that Germany is reported to have in- formed Greece that she hopes to reach Salonilti by January 15, promising, at the same time, to evacuate Greek territory as soon as the task is fin- ished. Greek correspondents of the Paris Photo taken December 9th just before their departure for Ellis Island Tor examination Ijy the U-. S. authorities, shows a group of Belgian refugees on S, S. Nieu Amsterdam. .Many of them are to take up residence in the mid- dle west. CHRISTMAS CHEER ON WAY "i" THE DAILY HERALD GOODFELLOW FUND TOTALS OVER newspapers declare that the Teutonic allies navfi decided that Austria shall have the initiative in ;ill the offensive movements in the Balkans, and re- ports arc nlso published in Paris that the Austrhms are actually marching on Salontki. Tlh oniki j.ritish correspondents at Sal- scolt at the reports of an early Germ-y.ic offensive, however, declar- ing their conviction that the lull is likely to persist for some time long- er, the Saloniki's correspondent of Renter's says that military men there believe the Austro-fJermans and Bul- garians will establish a screeii paral- lel to the Greek border, taking up strong positions in the Macedonia de- files, there await an offensive movement by the-entente powers. Gcne-va dispatches speak convincing- ly of German preparations ior an at- tack on the Suez canal which is now timed for the end of January, but the British press continues to declare that the defensive preparations would make an attack on that territory fol-i ly. From Russia.come reports that-the Germans and Russians alike arc mak- ing energetic preparations for new op- orations early in the new year. BOYS IN KHAKI WILL SPEND A JOLLY DAY Christmas promises to be a big daj with the soldiers in training in. Leth- bridge. Of course many are availing themselves of the opportunity to get extended pass, tbe Battery boys being allowed four days, and the Kil- 1.00 1.00 classed as the most dangerous j man in Britain ii' hy doing so lu1 can I upset the cabinet "It is because of this leport on every toiigui1 that Mr. i Hedmond, Mr. Thomas and others [_ warned the government iliat the John Taylor, the miller ami farm- bor and irish parties will not submit I er and gentr-jiis-hcarted man, -too Previously W, J. Nelson.......................... Palsv Palmer' Pat Kaake Philip UinckK.......................... Hov Clemis -ul ilay Synionds.. Peter Lund.............................. K. G. Lund Alexander Gait Chapter, 1.0. D. E..................................... A Friend Agnes K viands A! Oatlund Eleanor. N'ora and Laverock Marts 1-50 A Woman from Stirling 1.00 John Taylor........................... 12.65 Gco T. Robinson ....................50 Mr. and Mrs. Uonfadini 3.00 Total ..................................S263.50 setting anything within rea About 80 men from the Battery acknowledged Mission, was flowing with for aiif this year. I am happy to say 5.00 pi'tic in the work she had been able that there is not the urgent call of will be out of the barracks for 'the 5.00 to accomplish m liie-way of spread- last year, hut that there is real need day, while 40 or more of the Kilties 5100 ing..Christinas-. :cheer .in needy homes we know. Sickness will come, and vill be on leave. 1.00 j as-nlte-showed the Herald _ there are -circumstances which no The militia department, as stated in. 1.Oil! representatives through the rooms at; family can foreste. But people are despatches, is allowing 25 cents extra, .50 the Mission iast evening, where generous, and perhaps the-most pleas- to each soldier in training in Canada erything was in a state of orderly j ing incidents in our work is when for Christmas cheer, and in toe case preparedness. Baskets and hampers we helped through last of soldiers in -barracks :tliis is being and-bags of good-things ranged on] year comes to us ready now to help- pooled to provide a real turkey feast every hand all ready 'to go out to the homes .50 1.00 to conscription. Those who obeyed Lord North- order that his pupjiets those in authority. The speeches of Mr. Paris .Dec. Joftie, com- mahder-in-chief of the French army, continues relentlessly his policy of p eliminating, from higher commands all lificers" not maintaining the enjiUCI itandard of efficiency, both leciinicatty j -Wr' uliffe's commands arc willing to sac- rifice war, and everything in shall replace AsctuiUi. Mr. RedmontI and others may have given an impression overseas that there is i> situation developing, 'but ically this is not'so. The nation has .'ap- praised ths conspiractdrs at" their worth and will suppcrt the gov- untiJ the war is ,n, Astiuith says it will he, for Great and. physically. The latest official I mi statement.contains the names of-Svo Urltam a'11' (ltl A jrenerala of divisions retired, three placed on.the reserve list and seven brigadiers placed oh reserve. The men who have distinguished them- selves in recent operations are being promoted to theiv places. Rotterdam, Dec. Christ- mas manifesto cailinn on every German aoldier to quit the tren- ches and de.noB- the Kaiser "from the throne he hae has been issued hy an organization called "German Humanity Lea- gue.'' s Tho rnanifcsto was written, it is said, by Carl Bernitein and nine others cams into the office 'this afternoon and boosted the'fund up t'o S2tiO from S2-17.85.. He just wanted to make it nn even amount. Verily is a goodfellow and he will certainly en- joy his Christmas because he has helped others to enjoy the day. The total wouldn't stay even, for no sooner had Friend Taylor left tbe us help those not so fortunate. In their present prosperity they have not forgotten." Tilley, "that there should im no need Sonw.35 hampers each containing a Christmas dinner for n Inrirp nr small i continued Miss WHY DOES ASQUSTH WAIT? London, Dec. post- office than in walks with fifty cents and moments later was handed over, the con- tribution of Mr. and Mrs. Uonfadini. Christmas dinner for a largc or small family, as tlic case may be, stood ready to go out to the needy homes today. Chicken and plum pudding played an part in the make-up. 'of.: the hampers with other: delicacies -of the season in evidence.} One old gentleman living alone at the' river bottom was not forgotten. He is crippled with rheumatism and has no means Lo support :hiinself in the cold winter .months. 'His hamper con- tained a chicken done to the last turn. That would save him culinary labors on Christmas Hay. And there was something in the hamper that mako hi? even haPPici'- u is .ponements of Premier Asquith's an- Christmas you know, and a point was nouncement of the figures of the Ear! stretched in his. javor. Ihe old gen- 'of Derby's recruiting campaign are I Neman likes his- -'baccy and had ask- now. said to .be due to tbe pressure j cd tor it before, but Miss Tillcy could brought to bear on the ministers by I never see- her way. clear to supply the :inti._-onscriptionists, it is also alleg- comfort 'before. However, this time "We arc more than pleased at ihe _ ed that the premier can only hold his ministry intact by -introducing some form of conscription, although he him- self is not in favor of that course. generosity of Lethbridge folks as: According to parliamentary gossip shown by their contributions to tho the number of single men attested Herald Christmas Cheer Fund. .There under the recruiting plan was only a have been KO many calls on the purse quarter of the total of the single men this year that we didn't dare hope on'the national registry, and it is as- for half the amount, but we have had aertert that when the men unfit for a pleasing surprise, and it is so nice service or engaged in munition work to know we have enough funds to are" eliminated only a "very few wil'i undertake -the work for which weibe available for the army. It is im- there is so much need." possible to confirm these, Miss Tilley, the. before 'official figures are forthcoming Easy Race For Toronto's Mayor ij TAFT IS WISE President. I to want Taft said even- ins that lie'would not lie a can- didate for Mio'ttopubllcan pre- sidential nomination. Mr. Tafl, spent lliret! itourn hero while on liis way to DPC I inking Hnei Mini in the .Mediterranean, reported torpedoed for mayor and board ol' control were held here today. Mayor Church was nom- without earning will bo mule thelent being subjcp.t of un inquiry, by the United States. inated for re-election, his only oppon- practically unknown So- with all the frills. At the Battery camp, where some 50 men will be in quarters Tor the the cook -Is working overtime to prepare the best in the land, and the following menu will greet tho soldiers tomorrow: Soup Roast Turkey, Cranberry Sauce Mashed Potatoes 1 Green Peas Old English Plum Pudding, Brandy Sauce Grange Preserve Oranges Apples Nuts Candles Tea Coffee Cigars and Cigarettes The 113th not being in barracks, a big dinner is out of the question, but Lieut-Col. Pryce-Jones has -arranged; a concert and'smoker t.t the Y, A. for Christmas evening at 8 o'clock. The program in part Farmers Figure in Writs Over Grain she just shut her eyes and. a generous supply reposed beside the chicken and Thrce farmcrs plum-pudding. are alleged to failed to fulfil Besides the hampers then-- are a j contiacts to sell their grani were is- 'arge number of 'stockings' filled .with' out of supreme Court todaj good things which will go to houses where 'sucli delicacies would he miss- ing otherwise. Three gentlemen have offered Tiie moat important action yet taken that of the United Gram Produc- lers against the Harden Farming Co In this action tiie statement of claim Song, IPte. Wee Doch and Doris; reading, Pte. Jamiesou, Cre- mation ot? Sam AlcGee; song, Longton; reading, Pte. Ferguson, Western Water Tank; Pte. Longton; song, Pte. Sword, Roaming in the Gloaming; song, Pte. Ejdwards, Patsy Fagan; sous, Pte. Allingham, Where the River Shannon song, Pte. Wilson. Wuea'yo'u wore. a. Tulip. Local talent will also appear during the evening. Pipe Major. Hohi will send a delegation of Kilties "With the pipes, Mr. Geo. Fleming- will sing and the Waddington trio "will stage something original. At the e'lode -of the concert a boxing and wrestling exhibition will take place, but the contestants are not yet announced. soldiers from other- ;cariips are drifting into the city today to spend the holiday with relatives and. friends, and tho military appearance of- Christmas their presence. be heightened, New York, Dec. London correspondent of the New ild believes the that Ger- iianj is concentrating armies to at- tack, and conquer Egypt and smash he Allies on all other, are 'sheer In the cable dispatch- id from Londoa yesterday momlhs: te said: "I am m a position to say. if too but there.is lieliRvect to .he litt'Jc doubt that there is a strong force within the cabinet working conscription the ground that single men responded inadequately, to the appeal of the Far! of Derby. On the'.other hand. there >is a very strong party in par- liament dead against conscription. Consular ngcinta Tvill be a'ekc'.l to obtain accurate versions ot IncUlents and forward them without delay to the state dojiartment. The state depnrtiriefit'K enquiry into tbe case is based "solely on the re- ports that the liner had an American passenger aboard. Although he was reported rescued, it. is felt that if the i liner was torycdocfl without warning AN EXTENSION OF 8 MONTHS London, Dec, House of Commons yesterday passed bills "pro- lorgmg the life of tho nresent parlia Icialist, Harry Winberg. There are ment eight-months and increasing the candidates for board qf con- '.strength of the British army to troi, O'Neil, .Thompson and 000 men. "Both bills nassed without .his Hfp polls that tho endangered Should 10 was fdrpfedoul without warning and that marmt uaj in Aiistriati shin be v Jlcd oulcllll> It is oaid [UiUiei tittHo- mat" corieironctencc with Austria undotibtedh in the torpedoing of "ships without warning utll be mid the demand bo niftde that American j lives bo not piflcert in iiorfl by Spence, old con troll ere, anr three, as- pi rants, James Simpson, Socialist; R. H. Cameron and John Dunn. MAYBE1 UNCLE SAM WON'T BE SO LENIENT Vienna, via London, Dec, 24, all (inarters the convfc- lion is now entertained that the, differences between Alia Irla-Hungary and the. United arose from tho Ancona -incident, nro suscepti- Vie to amicable settlement. Austro-Hungarian reply to tlio latest Ancona note may be ex- "fr peeled iira.fow day.s division. PROHIBITION CARRIES AT TERRE BONNE, QUEBEC Terre Bonne, Doc. bition: carried here yesterday by a majority of 17-i. The "vote was 1P2 for and 18 against. The population is 2000. Two licensed houses will lose their licenses May 1st. NO HERALD. TOMORROW Tomorrow being Christmas Day the Herald will not be published. Extraordinary 'war news however will be bulletin- ed as usual. fur the loss occasion- ed the brokerage film h> this fact. The amount is ?6fi63.32. Baird and Bottenll thiqugh D II Elton'have taken action on similar transactions against A.. Whitney ..of Barons, and Wilfred Tur- in. The former agreed to deliver 000 bushels of wheat and the latter The action against Whitney is _ gmiutiio nuu t for id and against Git mum forlarmy in the wortd great campaign which is 'al- most ready to resume against the Austro-Geimana. My informant de- clares Russia's wastage now has been, leplaced by three men for every onev lost In the desperate battles 'against the AuBtro-German advance The artillery of the new Russian force is of the most modern and is served gunners who etiual those of any {2205 BRITISH CASUALTIES OVER HALF MILLION MARKETS December wheat December ;6ats Dfeember flax 117 London, Dee. to a written question by P. A. JVloIteno, member of the House of Commons, Premier 'Asimith today gave the to- tal British casualties up to llccem- ber 9th, fts I v Preniier correoicd lig-j Killstl ures. concerning the losses at jthe j Wounrie 1 dandles, given the Government yes-j Missing terday in the House, of Cpm'OioRS. At' Flanders and France Officers, Otlier Ranks WEATHER High 35 )W i 10 Forecast Fair and moderafly cold that 'time tho casualties up! to othcr Theatre! of ccmbcr llth WCTC giyoi as a Killed 871 smaller total than ('remjcr gave j Wounded 09-1 today tor the operations Missing li'nr tho casualties Tola! oircBR ute.l as follows Killed O.Si'i Missiiii, >Tolal ollitcis and i.ien Dardanetlet 1.067 I.OiS 350 U.191 and men s mid intn .Grand total" Kelly Goes To Supreme Court Washington. Bee. 24. The extradition to Canada bjl__ Thomas Kclh, millionaire contract' or of wanted in that city, to answer to an indictment growing out of the construction of parliament huildmss at Winnipeg, taken to the t'nited States Supreme, Courtl today MAYORALTY NOMINEES lomlon, ift A. Oartshoro were Wednesday.jBOWtn cd for mayor of London to.rontwt i position In the N Year's for tiie newcivic ;