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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - December 28, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta WINNIPEG WHEAT Ca.H......T........ May July Low............. Forecast: Mostly fair anc1 coid STORY OF KARANGO VICTORY Dr. Masdri's Brother, Wounded in Fight, Tells About the Big Scrap AFRICAN SOLDIERS DOING THEIR DUTY JUSTICE IVES PRAISES CITY COMMISSION The battle MyasalandI British East Africa, on bent. btn and vividly .described in let- ters received: by Dr. L B. Mason OL thirty, who is himseli going to the Troist with-the- Army Medical from his brother, Pte. Bertram Ma- son of Column, Myasaland volunteers, who was in the battle and was' seriously wounded. Here -is the 25, 19U. I am tipping .you a line to let you know 'I got seriously .wounded at Karonga, but .am. going. strong once more, Ind.anv nearly out of the wood now, but .one can never shout too I joined theAfield forces with_50 oth- Stock in commission govern- ment took a biplane joyride at the city, hall this morning. A letter from iis lordship -Mr-' ly" Ives was the cause. Ives wrote to the Mayor from Vic- toria thusly: "Dear take this op- portunity to say that yourself and colleagues are entitled on merit, and because'you- have 'delivered the. to a Merry Christmas, and so I wish you. "I have every confidence in the future of Lethbridge for the com- ing year: of 1915, and will most cheerfully pay my taxes, because you three will have justified mun- icipal government by Commis- sion. Faithfully, (Signed) "W. C. IVES." LETKBRIPGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1914 BRITISH NAVAL AND AERIAL RAID PRICE FIVE CENTS NUMBER 14 AT ON CUXHAVEN FAILS TO "DIG OU KAISER WILIELM'S GUN-SHY NAVY TO RAISE CORPS MOUNTEDMEN Brilliant Achievement Brings About Novel Battle Be- tween Modern Craft ZEPPELINS ROUTED; ONE AIRMAN LOST LULL IN SUNDAY BATTLE "THE LION ROUSED -ff I joined the field forces wi-tn.ou OTJO- r r Manawpr :Ny asaland volunteer -reservists and Letter rfom manager went out --from eight miles wit-li about 500 A. R, na-- tive troops; on Sept. 8th. We missed the Germans and they, missed us, but early 9th -we heard heavy fir- ing in the "direction, of KarongMour No: 3- column was despatched at the rescue 3Sp. 1 and 2 bringing up the rear. No. 3 chased the enemy, out- of Karonga; London, Dec. 27, 10.05 ed by light cruisers, destroyers and submarines, seven British naval air- men, piloting seaplanes, made a dar- ing attack Christmas day on the Ger- man naval at Cuxhaven, at the mouth of the Elbe. Six of the air- men returned safely, but the seventh, i Commander Hewlett, it is feared, has been lost, as his machine was, found off Heligoland, wrecked. What damage was done by the bombs thrown by the attacking party could not be ascertained, but-the Ger- man report of the affair says that the raid was'fruitless. The enterprise1 of the British navy in'thus attempting to "dig out" the German fleet brought about a battle between the most modern ,of war ma- chines. The British squadron, includ- ing the light crui.sers'Arethusa and Un- daunted, have-been engaged in previous exploits on the German rr was attacked by Zeppelins, sea- SOUTM HOLD 11 and submarines. 1-- I By rapid manoeuvring, the snips iwere able to avoid the submarines, way to the fire ot Qnmp.T iafif nn tKp 1 nrOWs OOme Ugnt OH .me Removal Hiunucu ivcmuyai lad tiro machine scWppe.1 bombs which sir1 remaining in the country. 'vanity for three hours withoyt being attach by any surface cannot support one which is ad- mirably auapted" to. this, ,.The growing of sugar ibeetSi pa- tience and hard reward chines were sunk. worth the added 'many _a war whistle, we routed them. BRUSHWOOD.....STACKS AS SCREENS There were some big -stacks of -brushwood which :we should have __ _ _ chsreed stopped short-Raymond farmer has- demonstrated in ''cease'fire'- bugle went. the past. can to reform when the "enemy came exact position.; of the Knight for us again, using .-these brushwood sugar Co, is: told in- a letterAfrom the stacks as screens and fairly got us manager, James K Ellison, re- "Ti the hQpj; I. sat, down, where 1 was piied-to a gtiery feo7nt the them." Commander Hew- lett, it is thought Was drowned. OFFICIAL REPORT London, Dec. 27, 9.35 of- ficial Press. Bureau gave out the fol- jarding 50 yards, and severaTchiips -had Men noted. Replying seaplanes, piloted hy hit, I fell back m the regular line, Say that the directors of Oliver, Hewlett, which had mean-time heen reiormea Decided to close the factory and Bnjo and Kilner and Flight Lieuts. in proper line. There was another mOTe the ,same to'some location .that fl EdTvards and Supt. Lieut, white man with me, but lie. ran tack appeais to them -as being more fav- before I "did. They, were firing at me oraDie than this. and-mv-company from a "It may be moved-in the -near fut- circle and I passed my company ure, or it may time, as'there commander shot through the body, wni be considerable expense in mov- but could not stop to helping a sugar factory, aid the directors (fee! that wherever it is moved, they BULLET THROUGH NECK jwill be reasonably. assured that the Instead of lying fiat when I rejoin- farmers will raise, sugar beets. Blackburn. "The attack was delivered in day- light. starting from a point in the vicinity of Heligoland. The seaplanes were escorted by a light cruiser and destroyer force, together .with sub- a marines. Germans Trying to Check Admit Russian Gains IN RUSSIAN HANDS London, Dec, the battla lines in both the eastern and western. EVEN TOWER OF LONDON CAN'T HOLD JACK CANUCK Loiidon. Dec. members.of the Canad-_______ ian --veterinary corps, incarcerated in tlie Tower of j phone rates. disorderly conduct, broke window bars and escaped when tlie-guard was being changed, and camp. These are the first escapes from r on record for a full century. Cardst-oii, Dec. Herald cor- respondent, in talking with Major H. B. Brown, of Cardston, learns that he has received notification from Col. Kemmis of Piiiefcer Creek, that re- cruiting will start here about the lath, of January. One squadron will be raised under the command of Ma- jor Brown, about fifty "of which will be found in the town 'itself, while the remaining fifty odd will be enlisted from the immediate vicinity, includ- ing the dozen small villages tributary _ to Cardston. Upon the! 17 TIPCAT A A T A CT men will go to Pincher Greek, where AINU JAOLU they will drill under the major until spring, at which time they will very likely go direct to England and from there to the front. Major Brown already has the names of about thirty men who have-ex- pressed their willingness to go to'the _ front, many of whom are former JEJn- arenas of the war, the onward move- ited States citizens. He states that ments seemed today to have lost, no difficulty whatever will be fxperi-, something of the headway. On tne enced in raising the squadron. western.front, the allied offensive Has momentarily shown a lack of vigor, while General von Hindenberg, the German commander, seems to .havf.v come to a standstill on the Vistula, At the same time Vienna admits a check of the Austrian forces station- ed along the Galician Carpathians. French troops during- the past three days have made minor advances, judg- ing from the official statement given out in Paris, but apparently not with, the same rate of speed as reported a fortnight ago. ..Fog accounts In a measure .for this slackening of efforts; With the exception of the capture of certain Anglo-Indian trenches near' the Lys last week, most of which the Allies" claim to have re-captured, the efforts of the Germans to seirbaek the" lines: appear, in the opinion of British observers to have been gener- ally abortive. GERMANS HE-TAKE MDAWA .North of the River Vistula in Rus- sian Poland, the Germans, again re- inforced, have re-taken the- town of Judging from the number ot expres- Mlawa, tout south of the river they sions -of annoyance -heard on the Street j still stand on their old ground. m, morniag, a protest has developed over the -an- there-has been some furiousfighting, nouncement of the increase1 in, tele-; with gains for the. Austrians, accotd- at the time -of writ-1 ing to reports from Vienna and Bor- 1 lin. Many Protest that an Increase at the Present Time is Not Justified THREATS TO DISCONNECT lsace ihere tle Appointments Next Mon. in largely to 'days, consisted of ;.German attacks those of the allies and .to French Official ed I sat up a bit' and got a soft-; "Beets are what bur company wait, nosed .450 bullet through the neck and if they could secure them in just to make me more careful next Southern Alberta-_I; am positive they, time I had asked the P-M.O. what wouia -oe; satisned, and if this had fn if I -ttt it in the neck, so I been the case, the moving of the fac- Bitehed forward1 and turned over flat tory would never have been .coatem- on my back, pulled my helmet over plated. Paris, Dec. French official statement given out today concedes (the losing of certain trenches to ths "As the "ships were seen by the Ger.-! G-ermans, but otherwise it claims'ad- mans from Heligoland, two Zeppelins Likely tO Retaili; the Present all departments be: instructed to .re- duce all desk phones and extensions to the extent of keeping.- the city phone bill at' the 1914 Officials, ButSalaries May be Reduced are raise them now ;0nf Herald if it' was not the policy .pi1 a leniency espe gency. "The nothing safdV----------- .Li0naon UEi am going; to haye all my phones Russian Emperor has joinsd en out at once, pat the feeling; is. Grand Duke Nicholas at the Russian general is evidenced head.quarters, the German attacks on resolution passetTat lzura Rawa rivers are al- meetmg of the city council most eiclusiveiy ?ith the artillery, while an ofiensivc in force has been; DUELS IN POLAND Londolli Dec. 2S.-In Poland, where Ifc assumed further south along the River Pilica, where hard fighting con- tinues and.both sides claim to have and three or' four hostile seaplanes and several hostile submarines at- my face, stretched out legs and arms, "lid- thnllorht a bit. raged again an-d "If it were only.the .year 1914 that had been a failure, we would not be discouraged, but-we. feel that we have the rmans came wihin three not received if any, support, ex- tne. irermans. wme UH v cept from two or three towns. In- ott- a interested the bul wn the bursting close by, and black in hand it was "a _ _ 50 Nyasaland the boitw surety. A charge sounded once more (they had fallen back 50 yards- or the bugles took it up, English hurrahs and Angom war whistle, and I heard our men rushing by. The enemy were routed and we -had won the day. _ I heard Dr. Stammer's (P.M.O.) er localities, where we are sugar busmess, we findit very 'egarding conditions in. Utah, will say the sugar beet crop is better this year than it: has ever-been before-in fact it has year for are very "well satisfied with the ton- nage they have received. "In. answering your question regard- ing suggesting any way- in which I think your board-could help, will say that unless the directors of our com- pany change their plans, it would not be appropriate for me to make any nearby, so I tooK oft my helmet However, we appreciate and your. attitude thank you very nyed ".me up. mrat an 2 miica t or y'ouf- Mna says he, andjsays I, what aoout From .fc seen- tliat an ample supply of the raw product is ia'il tlie company 'Wants. It is "not too some brandy." ON STRETCHER the journey, into Karonga by' much to The Board of stretcher. T-Ife natives would try to thinks not, and that organiza- M mouth ed me, as -my blood clots. They brought me in, cleaned my wounds, and stitched me up, but-they' -did not bite deep enough, as it was ticklish work. The; first night I -spite- of I was half chloroformed .when they stitched me up and I knew and felfc .everything. Rather excitable-. i The "second night was the I told-'the- doctor my throat, was clexs- 'ing and I could nOt breathe, and when. I had breathed about 80 to the- min- ute I sort of gave "up1, and I woke up to find them cutting into my throat. chok- j.jon Wjn all in-its power between was Ml of now spring to" guarantee a supply, brought FOUR NEW BRIG- GENERALS ARE GAZETTED Ottawa, Ont., new have been gazetted Militia council. Col, .-R. W. Battle j 'It was "necessary for 'the British yances for the forces of the Republic. Advances have been made in Belgium and near- Lens the French advanced SOO yards. In the Meusc there has been "slight progress and a German attack in Upper Alsace was driven cotted until they reduce the rates toi the former cost, is in embryo. One! of the commonest, questions be- ing asked is, "How is it that the VVrff uy IT All.c-i a sudden I got relief and Knew Rutherf6jfl) officer commanding at I was going-to get through auer all, iias been promoted to the they Md put: in a' tube, through ranji-., Henry Smith of Ottawa, which I-breathid. Nurse thinks I was judge jidyocate-geiieral; 'Bteii- unconscious just before they perform- mastergenefal of the -'07311811106, ed-the operation. No chloroform this ottaFa, and Col. -time.. The doctors thought .mine, a a't London, have had :siinilar; but now the doctor and -rauir conferred updn them. It is un- my nurse arc awfully bucked up atnut derstood that the three men who-will the case. The nurse says one out of command the three the twelve''would-have stood what I have .second contingent .will be Col. Septi- and not out. The first night I saw mus Denison, adjutant-general for the and beard Ontario Col. .J. P. Landry of same room. Quebec for. the Quebec brigade, and two fellows die-in the (Garnet, my Company Com'marider, Col. H. J. la.Prairie, and Mernman, a planter It for the western brigade. It Is tnlsr> was awful to see men come in and stated that Col. Victor A. S. Williams, the beds with tlieir (Continued ,011 Pago svlTo was caiup (Continued on page to pick up the returning airmen, a novel combat ensued between- most modern-cruisers and the enemy's aircraft and submarines. By swift manoeuvring, the enemy's submarines were avoided, and the two Zeppelins' were easily put to flight by the guns of the Undaunted and Arethusa. "The enemy's seaplanes succeeded in dropping their bombs near our ships, 'but without hitting any of them''.. The British ships remained for three hours off the enemy's coast without be- ing molested Tby any surface vessel, and safely re-embarked three out of seven airmen with their Their pilots returned later and were picked" up by British submarines which were standing by. Their-ma- chines 'were then sunk. "Six of the seven pilots returned safely. Flight Commander Hewlett-is missing. His machine was seen in a eight .miles, from Heligoiand_, and the fate of the daring and skilrul pilot is at present unknown. "The extent of the damage by'the British airmen's bombs cannot-be es; timated, but all were discharged at points of military -significance. "On Thursday last Squadron-Master Davis of the Naval Air Service, visited Brussels in a Farman biplane for the dropping of twelve 'bombs at an air- ship shed, reported to contain a Ger-. man parseval. "Eight of these bombs, of which six to have hit, were dis- charged at the first attack: the re- maining four on the return- flight. Be- clouds of smoke which arose from.the shed, the effect could not be distinguished." Another naval airman, on Christmas evening, dropped twelve bombs on an airship shed at Brussels, but it was impossible definitely to ascertain the amount of .damage done. It was learned, today that the Ger- man .airman who visited England-on dropped bomb hear is only 2S miles east C St.'Paul's, back, the French Ibst trenches a-Germans near YpreK. seven mi.les trora Gravesend. The- bomb did no damage, as it fell in the roadway. A Bri I Man! Achievement. Daily Chron- icle's naval expert, writing of the air raid on Cuxhaven, says: "An interesting point Is that the German sxibmarines were unable to Val take any effective action. Speed and (Continued on Page the statutory council for the year 1915 will be held in the council chamber. At this meeting the follow- government is the ing the year will rates, when we Heard" so much be City treasurer, about the handsome. telephone, sur- city assessor, city au- buil-ding inspector, chief _con- estimated that 200 sufecriTiers their phones INTO WAS RUSSIAN in South Poland and Galicia. The of the towns of Jaslo and Krosnb on the South Galician railway which W-ELL: DROWNED H lire chief, two members of the hcspitat' board, license .inspector, three-members of the police commis- SLIPPED. FELL onchildren's, shelter, street, YOUTH superintendent, .'-assistant _ engineer, j parks superintendent, medical health' "Windsor, Ont, Dec.- oilicer, and probation officer. on an sidewalk, Charles Mahoney, As near as can be learned from the years'of age, fell into an open well commissioners, practically all will be on 'llis parents' farm Saturday. night, re-appointments, although the ques- ang -was drowned. tion of salaries will likely enter a discussion. TEAM RUNS AWAY: There .was some discussion this FARMER'S NECK BROKEN T nves Flim Local i morning in regard to the rearranging j LOVC. Him not A Q[ Grace's dfi_ Warkworthf Ont., Dec. partmeat, with'a view to eliminating Convey, a farmer of Percy.Township, one or two men. It was thought that was driving to his home from Ha'st- isome of the offices could be combined, ings, when his team became unman- and this will likely be done, though ageable. He was thrown out and his to just what extent, remains to be neck broken. seen. The ians recapture-d a week or more ago. The Russian report toniirht is the record of a series of victories from middle Poland, to the foothills the j Carpathians. MANY PRISONERS the German Farmer Stays Mit Canada "I stay mit der country what stays mit'me." A simple yet it speaks-vol- umes. It espressos in a few wcrc-s the difference between Kaiserisra and all that it means, and its opposite. The words canic from a humble German farmer named, let us say, :Snickelfrits. He came in from his farm .of -tewn to see Farmer Marncch about getting some livestock mayor waated it understood CONSIDERABLE that when other departments received -tin-ey. snouid devise'some way of giving liira check r. on the orders.. He the 'bills be accompanied by have been counted more than Russians, according to their own ac-f counts, have taken Austrian; prisoners since they resumed, the of-[ fensive. AUSTRIAN'S RETREAT Berlin, Dec: 28, by wireless to Lon-l don, p. Austrian official j communication issued today says Austrian after a tc-rious advance in Servia, were ed by bad weather to retreat. They jfeave not-been beaten and their cour-, i not been broken. Our losses ee. Mail's have been enormously 1 a Copenhagen correspondent he "In the Carpathians our suggested learns from Hamburg that consider- are slowly gainin-g ground. It is Led bv a able damage was causad at Cuxhaven i .sible Russians may have copy Commis- by the British air raid. Continued on Pago Reid objected, "That would on credit. "I quoth Snickelfritz, get stock, and I came, to find out about it. I come from Germany eight years ago. 'They' write me to go to this war; but I.say 'Hell mit der war.' I work two years soldier for Germany, and what do I get? Nothing! I "Stay mit der country what stays mit me. I see, this country going- to give people grubstake, who are starving, .and this country gave me free farm. Mine vife, she work and I work. She bake 100 loaves of bread a day in kitchen stove. sioner give you a ch-eclf on said he, ''but'who would'.have a check on vou 'It was finally decided that ,0. K. ev- ery requisition before it was filled i oil t, arid1 that a complete record j should be kept. i Oilier business transacted is cover- ed in the following' resolutions I That the subscribe for mem-! Women Need About More To Purchace the Motor Ambulance If the motor ambulance is to bership in the .National Tax associa- New Year's gift tc..vfclie Empire, as the requested by Mr. Meech. promoters of the scheme are striving That City Solicitor Ball be author- must be raised; in the ized to application to few dayg Commission to cross: three Durj the rush- Qf ;enristmas, with industrial tracks on iS-th street demands, perhaps the iin- of subway, as per subway -between the.oitvv'and A. R;