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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 24, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta ipAOEPOUR the! LETHBIMD6E?tDAlLY> herald >? 1,.TUESDAY, DECE^iBI ^ "l^tbbrt&oe, alberta DAILY AND WfeEKLY " Pt-pprletort and PublishBri -XlTHilRlDQE HEBAL'D PRINT-j 'iNGjCOlflPANY, LIMITED � > if*eth'"Street South, Lethbrldge ,';!yv4 W. A. Buchanan ^''President and Managing Director i J61iri Torranco - - business Manager ments In-tlid tulJ: and oonsfitouu ptiAvt Uiat those Tv-ho are nlisont have stooB the test, proved their manhood, sensed their duty to their country, and fell In striking a hlow for tho ^^^ese^ vation of home and faraily; � ' TELEPHONES Business Oinet........... Editorial Office .......... 1252 1224 Subscription" Ratss: Daily, delivered, per week...... .IB Daily, delivered, per j-eor......$7.50 Daily, by mall, per year ......$5.00 Weekly, by mall, per year......?1.60 Weekly, by mall per year to U.S..$2.00 7 Dates of (Wpfry of subacrlpUons appear dally on address label. Accept-anoe of papers after exsiratioa date our authority to continue the subscription. THE" 0HRI8TIVIAS , : . ;  a i OF 1918 I o " ! :i On the eleventh hour, on the elev-enth day, and in the eleventh month ''U- Oi the year, the signing of the armis-" tfte between the Allies and GermaBy f.i proclaimed the cessation of hostUi-ties. The curtain was rung down on four years and three months of tho };fj bloodiest^and fiercest war that it has "?: 'V ever been the experience of mankind y 0i> to witness and* to take ipart in. It 1^^^ '^^^^^^^ down, on the agonies and ^^'�-����y!.'^ tortures of a world.In which men, and V vij women passed throngb a fiery fnr-5- , nace more than" seven" times heated. ^ V It seemed ari if nil the demons ot hell .\-..^X;i.|jiad been let loose to take, up their abode in the minds of the High Com-.Ki.'nX'r. mand of the emeny to work out d�-1^ atTttctionand-'de'so'lation whiclv have iHiifcbaKi;owad>.^l.^t}}^ esperisnees' ot * fl'arro^fng and hSffJMe wah ' � In the fall of the curtain just some 8lx weeks, bdfore C^ristmastide that fs, ; , l�':;nfcw upoii-us it se'ema as if we had ''�..�^��"��.�i })eeB too. spefetators-of * great werld t etaacted' disma in. : which suspense ^ relpned snpreme, and in wWoh pirits of evil^had too long an orgry for their excesses. But almost in some mysterious itasblon a change came over our; nightmare, and tlia satisfying transformation scene; was enacted in which all was 'weHR-^ Today the vision-4jJdripus;'i^SfjtS| us, the curtain hasj^Miijeillif^^^*^ peace and tranqulIit7^Bswir^4^H^'�^ It of the Christmas set^^^a^^^' ed on a world after* jjekrft;,'�^^^ar3r waiting. Today. In la^a'ani'iaftjiad-ant measure, we estimate tUe^Mesa^ ing of the "Printie of Peac^''';?M>niH piled to Him the anniversary of whose nat�rtt3r�w^ 'arer'Mdord^. > ^At no ^^fetajtljp i hj^tory. olai�tton|.:haa the^mW^iifiU^ 'Chi^B&nm "flBiM^!� mo^'aMttl^^.wi^ tiirrse^iee ol'p^^a^t�^M^�c}M*,ou two tip'n* SHOUUJ, take ,i v . every|)>recaut.iqn ' ' . Calgary is SMHeJ-ing a very grave recurrence of the intluenisa epidemic, causing many deaths daily. In this reapect Lethbrldgo is much better off fortunately, and though there Is more than tho usual amount of illness In tho city, due no doubt to influenza, the latest attacks at tho malady seem to be mild, reducing mortality to a minimum. . The Herald wishes, however, iu spite of this, to wara its readers to take all precautions ngainst the epidemic. What lias happened in Calgary may-easily happen here, but it will not be so.likely to li^ppen if proper care is taken. 'Crowds should be avoided, and medical attention sliouid be secured on the first signs'of the disease. If we do this we should be able to avoid the disruption of schools and business which would attend the putting on of a ban such as that-established In the first outbreak. OIijfr''ClIl|rlfltmaii *|itrik^^t^is 4hr liar, iiC.':BfbU�hein.;t^' a|;ala, lu chorda l^^i^b^iik rlt^echoee in the 1 ^^'ent'laiia oi^J?aIeeFtine, .pFoolalmlng . aat^thBV.OSrl^t Has-i tiatfLe' oiitb' 'Uia ^Wn*,witJi vfheHjlg "ot the _ Christiana J�airtBtp-fair;t)r^de':and Wtory over "'the ,'^^te^_ot'i^-iomifj:~iBU)^eT- and-too '' fimbi orots of--CalvaTy. ..- -�  , ^''^^JSereJofe/Jwe �relolcei that'te -those i�t-us ^hop^ rjieaftsts-lngs "Tjftve-not "" iia4inp�t.parted"!asinde? iOYer'Uii; l;r'l!�renvemsntf , tl^at, day- .'^j;- day; ri^ar^haB^toroughthome. , We'fra-dce ln,-that^11idte Is'p'eace.^ "Wfe'Tc^; �*ce-"in' that the^world ?ha8 ,ieen'*^say^' ':for,^GlnlBtl^^i.;,i|in4 . .Humanity., 4b'�, with ?th'e iootrine of Othe^^faltih I tifs'latigllt U8,^ hjisr conquered. day, therefore, Ijecomee e^a'holy day than a holiday. '';^61oe, it Is'true. 'HIi;a.i�K �fftifii is tha outcome, of he?rt-* . ;^tlt^e th%t we have te�i de^ K^. the evil' that' threatened Sei&'jus.:: But'tti'est lt-i|i aj pe'djxeji^ng. IiV>t the �ixenxtf^ ji^e+*een;unBcatlied and- un-, tottcbe^r^r^tte iwar* cannot fmt^o^t^ in sympathy to those in whose homes , there will be empty chairs. ChristmasJ to^hbse must hring sorrowful mem-l orles. Wle are not human were it otherwise, But we can only trust to i .theraottsolatfon that the.-saddened re-"membrance will be 'brightened "by the '-thotJght that those "who have fallen  have .% their.sacrifice made possible that-siiroeaee o(.|^gony which too long has held Its baleful place in the j�*�;Worldi ..They-are the dead.but not for-: - gotten Instruments by whom the pres-' ,ent peace has valiantly and without vJ*::i:lhought of Self been purchased. ,>i | ^ .'Ki,: Noble, ones those to whom it'lias been given to become martyrs to the Brlero|yrm|be ever^^i^l^i^tj r%^wf(;^,good AJ^lif^an^ ? f',iKl8rood will in abundance, will go out wW^ '^^to'those whom Christmas will find �'-nsijittickainl Tbo-,wlia-- that they wl\l i%li^T� fortitude to bear tlielr bereave- ALBERTA PROVES ITSELF CANADA'S COAL BIN,  Quite one of the nvost cheering bits of news to come Hver the wires trie past week was the statement from Ottawa that Alberta this year leads the provinces in ooal production. In fact, the dlsipatch stated that Alberta had produced practically twq-thirds _of the coal mined in Canada during the first nine.months of the year. ^ This Is a wonderful record fo^ the youngest province, but it is no more wonderful than we might expect. Our coal deposits are practically unlimited, and the only need. In order, to have these" ifesources developed, was to find the market. I-'^Though^^'forGe -mifoumstances, which.kept ont TJ. S. coal, no doubt was the greatest contributing factor in, proVjd&ig'the market which en-al^Ied Alberta to'jump into the lead in coal, prbductfon this year, the Heraid feels It has a right to some of the credit-ifor the splendid showing of,i Ainierta'e coal Industry. All throughout last -winter when XJ. S. (fuel troubles-were giving the Canadian fuel controller .^nd the people of Mani-toha something to worry about, the jHerald'carrled on a campaign for "Al-i-]barU.v�0�a foTfiWestem Canada," ' "".^^^^ed^diil-waking the eastern iprjssiiip^-ftiiifact,that Alberta could snHPly-;aIl.tJtfi,p:('Scfai'Be' Vhibi' gceatiy 'favwr Pennsyl--vania^vsy wfeeld"3�, antt'^u ed .,1'to help tli^ to'sen and ^.unt?y^No?^^ ie.,aimouncei tlia't he has disposed d�^ tile paper to Mr. Chaa. Avery. If tl^ .new proprietor produces a'j good a 'vyeeklyras Mr.' Cotton, Bow Island should be content "B^eryborfy-jgot Motig^'9f Hie , w.ari There was onougli t�� "everyojio / was', helped ".^bquntKuliy; There are jio Oliver Twlstsr't'o ask for more. Bvcrybotjy^lgjis 'wltii relief th&t' It is over. And iCls o"ver, though whiit munner of tujHnlt'.:j)jiay,.t9H;�Tv Jt ,1S nQ,t clear yet.,.Wo do notjkpow,,. how " 6r,^ whore..il^.ljas left'ttievworld, nqr quite" what the next thing .wplj.b'e that we, ahull turn to do. Most 'of the nations are licking (heir wounds, some with gladness in their hearts, some with bitternoGS, and ra&ny with deep anxieties about tho iraiAediate future. A-ny-one who Inquires �nfhat the war has contributed to Chrlptianlze the world Is likely to be thought not quite In order, because political and economic-needs press so urgdhtly for the moment. There is food to be distributed, states to be reshaped, peoples to^ave Sovernmont provided.for them or to be helped to provide" it-for-themselves, armies to be brought home.and demob-, ilizeri. and the men who were, taken from industry.to make. them,.put baol? where tSjey belong. '� i ^ All this reconstruction means a.lot of work, and the Effort of the moment is to set It .started, but still the funda-meutal question is �^vhat the war has doue to Christianize the world. If it has done much, we will think of It as a success. If it has doue little, it is a failure. In either casfe If"will take time to show what has happened. If you ask who was 'the greatest mind that humanity has produced, most people here^oiiuls,-. after considering wheiher,*it was Napioleoa �r Ca,osnr or Lineofn of someone, else, win assent It you snggosttto them that it was Christ. For-us.ot SJuropean descent, lit least, Christ Is the great mind that Is the ba'aJs of the aivilization that we live In andrT)ractIstf loMmjirove. The lite and tesichlngs of Christ conferred new importance on the Indivl-. dual, and in that--way. they are the foundatl'on of modern demo'craoy. Christ saw In e-v'ery niitl'the expectation, or at least the possibility, of Im-" mortality, apd a chance to attain to fitness for i't. TcTChrlst no one was ftnliiiportant. Rich �^op poor, slave or free, every man had in him the gei'in of immortality and the making of a salDt, if only the spirit, of him; .could be caught and Inspired. What wisdom, -what manner of conduct,, -what aspirations would be the fruit of:;such inspiration, Christ Bhowed>'byHt own life. Now wars, of course, do not ^haka people Christlike by wholesale; "^They do diffuse veiT widely,^.a cei;tq^ soij of consecration. They^do '�withdraw people from selfish concentration on their -"own pf osperttr- an'd-corhloTt aid' make them spend themselves and all, they have for a common. .Object. This war we have iad- part In has done that to a wonderful degree. It has drawn together antagonistic persons and peoples, and,set. them to work in a comrnou cause.; Jt;has 'gone wonder-'fully far to abolish selfishness for the time being, and thatlhas been a Chris-flan result. � - J 1^ ,But what WO may r-^asona'Bly expect of -wars is not so i h the immediate Christianizatlon oC Individuals, as the bringing of world politics Into better accord with the Great Mind, so that the kind may haye a better chance to enjoy the natural fruits of -goodness, and the greedy may be. hindered from harrying thsiiu ,"When'.a- Tirar has increased and ^xtonded the authority of the Golden Rule, the war la a success. , And it is for that i^hat^.the Allies and the Americans havebeen fighting. They have fought to beat.'a, syajtom and a "program/'of advertised intentions that were diametrically ^anti-Chfistian and aimed, to subvert the ihdi-vidUal and make all' the world (E..,S. M�rtlnJiv"Mf�flkvr V .,1 I s,ubleot.^to^Uie conttx>^ a and ^tdWs 6t ht the" a V,Idual-in, �iv'on. thq .wbidd. Pi thereS^aa tec hood and y i^i 'Th(5 Iiii!t4tun.tef'jipac4icl in cal,amtt'y h^IdiiM' Indir; [temitt!�P a pd'Si'.ltQol-'to U ibte^tets. ;if'itifeiy- had their'mbnstrburifacfhertle tly liiVe ooJWfcfe^^i; but 'aa too much prebeht-ttBd^inali-And vmue iftthfe ivyofld tei'stheih. tb spceeeq, ;'Tho' ^ar against them, consdlouBly tor many, uhOonttcloualy for.o^her^i hks been a Holy, War, impossible to' cHeck," tntll finally thfT reV probate :'lboo8tert have been crushed flat, and the '�^brld left fluid tor reV organizatlota .on linea Of Justice. Extraordinary, moet extraordinary* are the chances that have beeil acconi-^plished by this war. E^en men have I been changed to a remarkable degree. Many have" been persuaded to new views, and'.millions have ufland ye(vrs; perhaps not. But that, and no less, is the task that con-fronts-^thft Wise Men of Versailles. liiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiii t/. . --.:Wev!3.uy.^nd Sell ))4 cPhiihion and Pro^^^^^ - IVT 1 li'-- ij:"^''-''^'"-'^ '^^'u.;Jil;;' mp:^l Municipal Kottds/ ^- Railroad Public LJtility:an^^ Gorresppnd'enJw InwtejSli- e. K.Weo.  - PrcsklMK. ' Vld� IXct all the Holy Lmd the riic/hf villi $tUl; ' , I'lhc Shephdrlls wiiii tiighr fTdcles'KaS gone to 'real] Whilv darkness reigned'o'erswde-md d�lhan4iMl'. But lo, a brilliant light beamed: from^on high;- ' � An^higel voice announced-ihe bteSsed'morn: ' . :' ''Behold, I bnng.you tidings of .great'Joy,' � -FofWhri�t,.the Lotdj to you this,day-ia bom",  � Angelic .choruses, imi anthems-grand,,  � ; - , Sang sweetly. "Fcaoe oh earth, good mill tomfi-n." Let nations in their haughty pride bowjoui; ' ,, Achlomledpe the profound, AUwiae^^deaign.; And in ike-Ohrist Ohild, lea/m by faith^to know, 'This )jrcate.st gift of Ood to all mankind: '-O.FJJ. '�� ddld soap is the best "thing in latindry. ; soap. It is also .the largest cake for the -money. It. goes farther and does morev . work, .If you should forget the name, just think of the'metal that*is ipi6st;predous - ^ ..and"gQes;farthestj Thajb! Wilt^kli fi^^ljll the word gold, and the soap that is most precious and goes farthest*' - Gold Soap ia made in the Procfer & Gamltle Factoritt . �- � at.Hatnilton, Canada THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE  SIR EDMUND WALKER. C.V.O., LLD., D,CU Presldmif H V. F. JONES, Ass'tOen'l. Manager^ SIR JOHN AIRD.CwrtlM.nMB-V.C.BROWN, , V Sup't of Central Wwicm Branchc* caphalpaid Up. $)5,ooo.oooT Reserve fund, . $13,500,000 ,....,.,Tiler R'oman-i!oVeturn to Paris . Wrought,)>y,t;iefcetubfeorn,will .y.T .....For all ma.nklnd. '.....' tJhis .Christmastide ,0^^ Of the morn vi..' __________ ....... lA^ ^^Long years ago, when Christ * ' The King was;bprn. The angels once agaJni^ ' ,,As.at Ilis-birthvl: . Seftd "fortii the joyous strain:' "Peace be on earth." D^ Spain in the near futrirey,to confer with the alUed i>r.emlers3|ipB )the American representatives on Jiuesiions vitally coh-cemlng Spam. jAjie 'Spanish prepiier. It Is claimed, will advance the question of the retu: Bf�t-GIbraltar to Spain and laying it k^foi:& the peace, conference. Accord ng to the same source, Spain is willing to concede Cuta, on the Moroccan side of the strait: ; to Gibraltar, In exchange for Gibraltar, on the ground that if the military reasons were held, to Interfere witlv the transifer of Gibraltar to Spain the possession of Cuta by the British would afford equal strategic advantage in modern warfare. '^'^ RESUME 8TEAIVIER SERVItSE^ jOTa'AWAj. .Dec... ?3,-^?iax ly,.tre9Hmp-tlon of the full ^"ieamboatI service be-^ ^en St. John and Hallffl* and th^ ;itlsh West Indies .jj^^Jjipritlsh nea and also the sewrui^tetween Canadian Atlantic portsl'SMlt'^ustrad 11a and New Zealand is' indicated lit; priurialon 'ma^e^for" paym^ntivof subJ 'ijidlfes to tiiritoffll Mail 'Steam;Packet Coinpany%iia the New''Zealand Shili-plng Company It is expected that 5,000 ot the -0,497 parcels of. land' included in-the 'Port Arthur tax aale^ list will revert to the ijlty, there having been no offers for them at-the publid sale. The tax valiie^dt these', 5,000 lots is $240,000. The city did not realize much-over $100,000 by the sale. -The Kitchener and Waterloo Col-] logia'fe Institute' Board' has decided to permit dancing at three ot the"'chlet function's'""Of "the s'chool during;?, the year. A protest was received jfroin the Ministerial AsBOciatlon,_ but the majo.rify -of the members ot -jthe |oard malritained that if parents diii not desire their young people to dance; ]yjj}Jf |^jy^j>,3f-gfick they could be, In"^tructed to remain' away from fho dance. Five years' imprisonment in Kingston penitentiary was the sentence meted out to IDavid Smith, the �Woal Lp'rn'ehtiter porter, who was convicted on the charge of attempted, murder. Smith acknowledged that he hati shot Mrs. Melissa Taylor, wife of the proprietor'of the Argyle Hotef;' on. the evening.of September 9, during a druuH'Sn,, frenzy. ,.a '� " - ' ' -'n - That big game In the area north of �PririotfwjW'bert''"' has^^ettortie"' el-If-eced by rrijved 0,ne/tfli"pty [j6rf7biS!lSl>"iS^^ briiftgfe the inf6rmatl6h-that the lungs ot. three moose �ivhinh had been shot wore in such condition that they could not have run a mile, ' LOANS FOR THE PURCHASE OF UVE-STOGlC;'^! This Bank is desirous assisting famew-io acquire live-stock and is prepai^ed^t car�aful cptisideratioin toappUcatipiis-^^^^^^^ for loans for this purpose, ; Lethbridgc Branch - * - - r K. T.Bryrnnef, Manager] Warner Branch - - - r r J. H, S. Gordon.iM^^ger ..... ~ _ _ - - - J. V. Steele, Maiiajger s::e;;^:; M o t-e; ;ij',,a^^ Every Farmer realizes the profits ia ' � Bacon Hogs at present prices. ' , .. \, ,5'he o,nly question in his mind is, "Wheii' caiiil get the money to:buy brood sow anfc l,,^'.'"^b^^fewhantsJBaiife^gl makealoani;;- , 4 .�(tVto asaist^iikpable-farmers in increasinflf thsiiflir' ^ ;l � ITalkflit over with tho Manager.. Head Ofn'ce: M6rttrca(. of LE'l HBRIDQE BRANCH, MONARCIiURANCH, NOBLEFOUD BRANCK; Established 1864; R. J. DINNING Muratffr. M. A. KILPATRICK, Actini< l^.nai'r. 9009432? 1998 09 06?819 ;