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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - December 26, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta WINNIPEG WHEAT .Ciih May July Forecaot: VOLUME LETHBRIDGE, ALBEHTA, DECEMBER 26. 1914 PRICE FIVE CENTS NUMBER 13 AEROPLANES RAID MM! London, Dec. i Chrlstmai and gone, without a truce on part of any of the warring nations of Kurcpi; While there has.been no cessation of military activity, nevarthefoia no decisive action occurred along cither, of the 0reit battle fronts. A spectacular element was supplied by an, .aerial duel be- tween a Carman aircraft and two biplanes over the Thames on Christmas Day. This wan wit- nessed by several thousand por- Bolio. Tho German escaped. London, Dec. avi- ators made another attempt to drop bombs on British ports today. Like the attempt against. Dover, that of today which was directed against Sheernene, was unsuccess- ful. An aeroplane c TOG sect the channel, according to the official report, and sailing high, flew over Sheerness. British air craft went In pursuit and, says one despatch, engaged the enemy for a quarter of an hour before thousands of spectators. The invader finally disappeared In the mist, 'having been hit ceveral times. WAR CLAIMS THE FIRST LETHBRIDGE MAN AS IB VICTIM i Wilfrid FlefcKer "Killed in Action" on Oct. 29-Went From Here in a Been to Ostend Before Germans One of 13 Canadians WHERE "MY LADY MCOTINE" IS WELCOME rirEt..vioUm ol 'the Eu- Mr. Fletcher's regiment had been in lopcan- v-'ii" 'is' Mr. Wilfrid Fletcher, action 'Prior to his arrival from Can- irlio irenfto the iront as a reservist ada, and he said; "that all. the re-! GERMANS August last. .He was very well servist men but about halt a dozen snow and wrecked condition of the bvnlSInss. known inutile having been for woto wiped out in the retreat from some '.tirrfe. engaged as a lUons. TJiey were fighting a rear with; the Western Canada Agency. He guard action covering the retreat of presided, on 12th street with his- wile, the main borty and the K.O.E.Y. and und ''was -about ,37 years ol. age. Mrs. one Highland Regimen t were caught Fletcher went short- in file ot 17 -howitzer batter- 'ly after 'her 'husband was called .to. Jes, so you can1 imagiue_ -the awful CIGARETTES WELCOME IN .picture was tuKeii m LUU u'titfclies uear 'i-ervyse. Note- Hie seiTice-aiid' wasMiying with relatives slaughter'there j ly--had." 'out alive. All 'According ihForniatioa. -re-' our .'officers ,'ai'e'gojlo.'' McKay i of) Further, on in.his; letter Mr. Flctch- tlic. Mr. ;'cr said of.'us killedMh-ackon'on.-.rier .'from iCanada in uiy and-we ._ tober the ..not 'have'kept together well :so aJriT jVIont- peraSHilly New.'York. ;he :Jt'" is] East1 f quite :a anC.sb-far has ;was stationed with 'A' Com-? got 'us. out' of a diit- Copenhagen, Dec. advices from Berlin admit for the first time that the Russian retire- ment in Poland was not n big de- fest for Czar's troops but only a strategic move to pet into bet- ter positions previously fortified for just such a purpose. German Offensive Broken Rome, Dec. German of- fensive against .Waraaw and against the Russian forces before Cracow has been everywhere bro- ken, says a despatch from Petro- grad. The successful assaults upon both wings of Gen. Von Hinden- berg's army on the Bzura have checked his ability to advance. Before Cracow It is further de- ciared Russian advance guards are again in the vicinity of. that city. Russians on Offensive London, Dec. Petro- grad today comes news that the Russians have resumed the of- fensive at several points in Po- land and that they have captured prisoners. To offset however, Berlin reports Inactivity along the Polish front. An Aus- trian army is still making a cour- ageous effort to strike own tha valley of the Nlda in the direction of Tarno. British of the that this movement would be too late IT it Is a fact that the Austrian-Gorman attack in the centre has already received its reported check. General Von Hindenberg, the German commander In the east, still keeps his bulldog grip on the Vistula and seems to be making hit present movement toward Warsaw from Thorn, which northwest of thc Polish capital In the province of West Prussia. THREATS ARE MADEBY U. S. CRUISER TO SHELL TURKS Latter Attempted to Hold British and French lution in Albania May Draw Italy into the Maks Progress From. Trenches Taken London Dec. On the western batilo line, Parifi today reports .slight progress from Nieuport) .while ..Berlin. ha'iances this wl s that -'the FRENCH CRUISER TORPEDOES; NO- LOSS _..- London, Dec. official state- Battalion, King's ies such as. soldiers are wont to get. ment given out in Paris today says Own Yorkshire He We' have siuig '.'The Leaf For- that an Austrian submarine torpedoed; hail been in Osterid with a "Casey "Red a French.cruiser in the .Gulf gC ptran- Regiment, ami escorted, and "The Old until %e to. The batUeahip was damaged only; back "some German-prisoners to Eng- wholes "garrison know, of the '.thirteen slightly. No one was injured, land.. He .'anticipated going to the lucky. Oanucka." s'doti. Mr.-Fletcher, was of Mr. Fletcher said: that -trade1 condi- the opinion war was going tions m En gland--'were giiiet and the to be a" long in his-fetter he labor market practically-at a 'stnnd- sajd Germans' eirqngly, fortified sitlerahleJoss .of life-before we caa city and very .pojiuiar-with his .J5.00. drive-them quaintances. 7..: H. Hiam............ S.op Germans' are Jitill- Employers telling.all their the rec( tided .positions their Splice was.in the army, i ing contributions to bi taking and some con- -Mr.-'Fletcher in tHe lie' FOR BELGIAN RELIEF Mr. W. A., Buchanan, to ;eipt the follow- the Re-: parties of' only member of: tHe government, col-, at table. Then; ivcre great Christmas Canadian'troops entertained -at-; onial born., He .wai, nbni in -Montreal, i.plum puddings which were the j his; father wearing .the in-the old-fashioned way. A. pood siip4 received from form, as corpbiai'and ser-jply of fruit, and au immense ec'ant for.. 36'years...It. was ;witHJoy tity of tobacco, When the feast was{ the Qonhaitght the Canadian troops ibeinR "entertained 'in London my yioaftfelt .wishes, for- a, 'Happy Xmas'. -and prosperous Kcw secretary of the the said, he was .the Edmonton and Medicine Hat also Aided -Local Starts January 1 DOMINION ALSO ASKED TO: HELP he had noted how obviously .hisVsuc- finished' there was an informal ccssof s' -had on" tHe' traditions cert. of .those who had ;g6ne ..'and The program of. rejoicing was how true to tKc; instinct same- scale- in erary section of lor fair p'nd .freedom.. At-Larkhill tht' nuni- They had, come' to :stanjtVshqulder :to shoulder with .thejrj; comrades- "in'.-thcs, come, to ".tear from' liberty's -throat cn-her. v At Bustard camp, there'Svas .a. great entartainmento-The-ofriCer's had the .new. me 10 were, decorated neat, drink .was: caycfOlly; the tcvciUeylpng ;beforet day-- light, went the imts. the" rrien .withycheery EdmontqnV Dec.. the cpnclu-: Christmas" ..greetings', and sion toaay'of tbc.Drellniinarr hearing them by the. harifl. At Alderman Clarice, charges assembled for of criminal conspiracy against1.'tjiej "'great, to rnaW.it. sible .for-the olficers to "pay the cx< .penses of 'the-festival, but .there was abundance of entcrtalflinciit Devertjie- less. A great "ariivert.rrom'. Cnria'da.aujl from -in; Eiiglanfl, and tlievmen gathered .'iri r '.c money "With which to.-buy: tucjl' were stufied in committee, chose At Council of the Pro- vincial' government on Thursday, prprrjpl-.' niesGures were taken to provrde" for the relief of unem- ploy meriti in the cities of the pro- vlnceF-as'a result of the interviews government had on Wodrics- day With'representatives from the chlof cities of the province, '.THe 'Provincial, government .decid- ed that'grants should be made to the! cities of Edmonton and Cal- flary.-, of each per month for March, and each per month for the same cities of Lethbridge and Medicine Hat. lives various .cities at the .'same time, ft was meet in Calgary, on January 14, when will be 'named to' go to press for.the need of creating public works, re- HefTof unemployment-Jn the cities of.weBte_rn Canada.V W.J.B. Protests German Tax a levy' of francs indemnity at Brussels, have.been pasted over, days .the Journal, report is current that the measure wss withdrawn by the German governor, as the reBUlt of representations by. the American BCcrotiry, Wm- J. Bryan, through MiniBter-Brand.-Whltlock, pointing out ithst the tax waa'.Mn vioiatlori of .the Hague convention. ft is announced- the Ger- -imposed, a tax of 25 franca- onfall -unmarried perionsv oycr 27 years of age in Brussels. near Paisateine, tUey. Iield "in ot several Counter; From.Athens came an incomplete re-. port of "the refusal authorities to from'.Tripoli in Syria. and French cunsuls ancffa nuinber'of British, and'French an: an Am- erican merchant oE an American cruiser. A.Turkfgh crowd is said to .'have'attaoked-the crew oE the raerctiant-mari. This rat- tacit ceased war- ship threatened a The cruiser subsequently escorted thils veis- eel to north of the danolles. Chriitmaa onp Battle Line London, Dec. no rest to the embattled .European, armies. It RiiHsiatiB atflrfiglitfris desperately in the.'Bnpyrs of .-Foliinfl against i the fierce -attacks; of." the; Ger- man and Austrian all Prezemysl still iB-lri-tne grip of the vndlug army. The French are making spasmodic thrusts against L'ac long Qerraaii lines of tranches in northern and aouth- France, and the British.' autl Belgians hand''to hand, warfare- the German trenches In Quiet in, Fiancfehi; "In things ..were senerally Infermlttent The French.'; claim aeyeral-eucceBaeE'alonir -r eaateru line while "th'c: Germans-..-de1, dare .that they have, taken the. second' British trenches fn Belgium..-..'' So close are the trenches of the-Al-.. lies and Germans.at many points that almost .the only weapons used-, are hand grenades, since it Is Impossible for.the men.to expose tbemgelveB'.even to so'small a cssary'for the'uae of their rlflea, There have been informal tween-.the ;BritlBh and the .Germans for burial of tlie dead between, the- lines. AereB of Deadl -s According- to a British .eyewitness, for many 'weeks .along mlles.'of. battle line, the dead have.lain, as :.they.. fell..' There, are. bodies held erect by the fctrhed. (Continued Wffi Santa On His Jithljiidge Itinerary Every one of the ten thouaaqil souls in.Lethbridge is. wai CLARKE TO SUPREME COURT PELEQ ROWLAND 25.-T-Thn Imperial Bank has- olected.-.Pcleg Howland, a proraiiwht.Tjtiironto whblcsaier. as ucceeds him.as was many, 'olipeace of-ttie-clty, he was "sent up for the" men and J--'tl-------------- mlsfclctoc-iii their caps..- -'-The carved the turkeys'and roast: bfcef" and; tied the eupreme court.: .Bail .was reaowed for The case January sitting at the .court. r' Freiicli jPacMsts Stbqd of EffieSenc of jiuiys sources cbnlroJIcfl spectivc. covornments. i The-'.goyerupicnt by j. Preniiej'.fiifrtbn y A. j 'Charles minister -of- public- worlis, minister o! aetwl Washington, 26. rr Tliat.Ger- German. Howitzers ol different Ibr tieputatioa, many came ace'.of ..repeat- and'they, have necessity- for some 'ing .iU'.-achlcvoi'ncjib of.-.the ettoc-la ;to procure them lor -the Frciicu7 action -to.-rftliove the in inas Kelly-Kehny, 'flirii 187.0 statement armyi The ,pacifists, felt more general' bt'Orilisb-fotces' by. ahVoQfcci of -however, succeeded in pteV-epfclng' an'- iii to for :thlg. purpose, arid this authority thd 7 the seij.pd. upon an but French and Gcrmau.arBiics.'iaxfa'r low that: ma'de eoners and men, and.Supt. Wilson ex tended all his customary good The .prisoners 'at .the Provincial J by -Mr. Sixth." avenue. were given aa merry a ner; Mr. and Mrs. and a. dinner, wlfch. -nor. a-'heart. devoid of tertaiaed_ six -othe extra'' was served. At the Salyalion .Army. ..The day aa rounded up by the 'urfl and 'Placed' in groups" ;andi6ent. to !the good seryed to. the unemployed (Continued .on Toward, noon a light patients at tbe hospital and- .Uie ground .'was white, t2.k'en care of and typical' of fhe..meB'sag6jpE tlie day." -It as could iiirksj- dinner was ji: ,jvddition''to" tlfe' 1 supplies .-fur-. At' the Shelte .At the C.. was one oE tJie" record- Every child fito'ck- j'ene'tali- London, spine -Jeniency .to obi' to'.ah'UnCiBase'at1 the prcinbt t-A a'r contriyancc'.to .turn ,.the': lield-prece. Klowiticr. ;