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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 29, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta WINNIPEG WHEAT CMh.......... ....... 122 May.................. 127?^ July.................. 129% WEA I HER High.......... ........... 31 Low..................;.. 9 Forecast: Fair, cf-tcldedly cold VOLUME vin. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1914 PRICE FIVE CENTS NUMBER 15 BORDEN IN WINNIPEG PAYS A HIGH TRIBUTE TO LOYALTY OF WEST Winnipeg, Dpc. 39.-In a siirrinn; ad- that of Germany, let \is not forget tircss before the Canadian club iit '''"t "'cr resources are inBlKniflcant . : , , , � , c!-.. ij,v,...f f^ciniparod with those of our Empire, lunclicon today Premier Sir Itobeit ^^^^ ^^^.^^^ thousands who Uordeii traced the steps Canada was count bcKidcs armed forces in tho Laking tn malic lict weight ado uate- Held. In Uie orEunizatioii of modern ly felt in the war and declared ^'I'at. �"^^'^''.^^Jj^^,, 'e "How was It iiossibie to assemble journeyed across the vast continent at Val Cartier camp within two weelis for a distance greater than that whicli after the outbreak of war, a force of would span the Atlantic, and yet 1 am ;!r>,000 men gathered from a territory only at the tlireshold of these great r.early as large as Eurpoe? How was western provinces, which have re-! it possible to arm and organize them sponded so splendidly to the ca'll of: so that the force was ready to sail duty that came more than tour within six weeks from the day on months ago. Througii all the vast- which tho order was given? This ness of this Dominion with its scat-' wa.t po9sil)le because of organizing tered centres of population and its ability, the groat transportation sys-diverslty of race, traditions and creed, terns and the industrial activities of there is but one voice as to the jus-, Canada. "Already our factories aire 'turning out not only clothing and equipment of all kinds, but munitions of war, on a great scale and of � character that we did not dream of pro-Continued on Page 2). ARMORED MOTOR CAR FOR CANADIANS tice of the cause for which we have drawn the sword, and but one reply as to the obligation which rests upon us. "Nowhere in this Dominion has that response been more unanimous and more emphatic than in this great gateway city of the west. this Dominion, confronted as we are with peaceful tasks, they tax to the fullest extent our energies In the development of our vast terltory, and in the upbuilding of a great free natioa on the northern half of this continent, it is almost IrapoBsible to realize a conception which regards the waging of war aa' a Justifiable, desirable and even a necessary measure of national jirogreas and development. Oarman Intolerance "The three great wars In which Germany lias engaged during the past fifty years have brought to that nation prestige, added territory, huge war indemnities, and an astonishing Increase of national power and influence. During all that period German soil has never been oppressed by the foot of an invader, and its people Ibave been spared many of the miseries which 'war has brought to the nations over whom they triumphed. The religion of valor; the doctrine that might' constitutes the highest land only righ; that the state is ibound to exercise through war its Increasing power for Its own advance-{ment, and for the diffusion of its ^deala and culture; the belief that Oermaa ideals, methods and culture embofly Die highest and best results �of clvilltatlon; that OenHKit military 41omlnance represents what is best, not only for Germany, but for the whole world; the economic and commercial advantagesi and colonial expansion which German military prowess would secure for the nation through war-these and the like con-Blderatlons explain In part the consecration of German's thought to be the ideal of force, of war and of con-fluest. Our 'Empire's Resources "If our preparation for the struggle was insignificant compared with THE FRENCH INVEST STEINBACH IN ALSACE AFTER VIOLENT FIGHT Paris, Dec. 29.-Tho French ofTicial .itatcmpnt on the progress ot the war Riven out this afternoon refers to comparatively minor French successes aiiri mention.s violent bombardment of certain French positions by German artillery. The French have o>;cu,-iod tlie village of St. Georges, east of Nietiport, in Belgium. .They have i^ain-efl (rroimd in the Arsonnc and they Uouchot which i.s- northwest of Troy-on. "The forces of the enemy which had. occupied our trenches in the vicinity of the redoubt in the burned forest to the west of Apremont have i.een driven out after three successive counter attacks. "In Upper Alsace, following; a violent engagement, we arc today closely investing Steinhach, and our fore- : eS4 ^inSiS er^")^- hf- ta^n Pos^ssion of tl. Ru^ sacc. Tho text follows : t of t''" ateau, which is located to "In Belgium the village Tho picture shows a sample armored motorfliiar whicii has been submitted to ihe government mauary authorities on approval. It may be the type of car to tiilnsed exclusively by the Canadians on the firing line. of St.; Georges has been occupied by our i trooiis, who have established them-1 .sehes in this location. I "From the l^ys to the Somme tho enemy has rather violently bomt.-ard-ed our position in the vicinity of Kcheie and at St. Aubin, at IjcQues-ney and at Uouchoir to the northwest of Uoje. "There has been calm along the front between the Somme and the the northwest of this village." UlilJLIN OFFICIAL Berlin, via London, Dec. 29, 3 p.m. -An olfioia! statement on the progress of the v/ar, reading as follows, was given out in Berlin today : "In the western arena of tho war we gained some ground after relatively unimportant engagements near Nieuport and to the southwest o� Ypres. "Several strong French attacks 1^ the northwest of .St. Menehould have the Argonne, notably in the forest of La Orurie, in the forest of Brolante and in the forest of Courte Chaussee. al German counter attacl-s haie been repulsed, and in the forest of Le AnEN HELPS CHARITY Wheat Corner King Hops in Pil, Hops Out With $40,000 For Charity-Still More Coming DEAm CALLS J. # DREWRY OF COWLEY Leading Percheron Breeder cf\ Alberta Gone to His Reward Chicago, Dec. 29.-Charity hopped say those who usually know. Appar-iuto the wheat pit yesterday and ently, however, the pit overlookid ho bopped out-about $40,000 winner, possibilities that lie in the posses-Charity did not go in person, but she sion of 2,000,000 bu.sheis of wheat, was represented by .lames A. Pat- May wheat opened gaily at 1.31 and ten. It was only a first ccUection, Patten had bought his' between 1.22 too-rather an experimental affair, and 1.23. Before Mr. Patten gets through bet- Patten and Charity, if board f50S- .......__________.________________ ting in her name, Charity would not sip is true, still have 1,500,000 bush- helped to.malie Alberta known as tho be surprised if he dropped something els of May, and many men in the ..K,,,,,,t, ,f " for to mention! a''" s"iiact like a half million dollars in her lap. wlieat trade believe the price will Kentuclqr of Canada, for to mention ^^^^^ airmen. The contribution of yesterday's $40,- strike 1.50 if the war in Europe con- the name of J. C. Drewry was to men-1  000 was not entirely voluntary on tinues, which would give Patten a tion one the most prominent horse-the part of the traders. They gave it chance to present Charity with anv- breeders if North America, a man because tijey had not known what where between $300,000 and $500,000 benevolence had fired the soul ot the,__ After an IKness of several weeks,.I. C. Drewry of Cowley, Alta., died last night at 9.30, complications of the heart being the cause of his demise. The death of this well-known Alber-tan remover one of the men who has CUXHAVEN RAID SUCCESS �'^^K'""?' ,., ,,,,,j lii.,., ,,j ;, been repulsed with heavy losses to the We have gamed .a Uttle around in enemy. VVe cantured 200 prisoners. "An advance in the burned forest to the west of Apremont led to the '''^n^\'^7Z'T^."%ThT^,.u^'.^tirr capture of one fortified French trench. On the hea-hts of the Meuse sevtr- ^^'^ ^^^^^ miichmc guns. French aV tacks to the west of Sennhelm have been repulsed. "No change has taken place in tho situation in East Prussia. "In Poland on the right bank of the Vistula on a branch of the Bzura and on the Rawa rivers our attacks have; made progress. In the region south ot Inowlodz strong Russian attacks bave been repulsed." Zeppelin Hit Badly-Arsenal Shed Also Ripped Up-Results Are Considered Quite Satisfactory London, Dec. 29. - The London Times says : "It is now possible to supplement the official account of the British raid of Cuxhaven with some particulars of the conditions under which the historic pombat was fought. Christmas morning broke beautifully fine and clear. In the Bight of Heligoland there was practically no wind and the surface of the sea was hard- Germans discovered the presence of the escorting cruisers and destroyers and two Zeppelins with some seaplanes and submarines set off to attack them. The Zeppelins were the Patriotic Fund Given a Horse Valued at $125 resigned "wheat king" until he bad i dropped saKT.OOO bushels or so of May wheat upon tliMr heads. Three or tour years ago Mr. Patten, long the biost feared and most spectacular wheat and corn operator in the world, announced that he had retired from the speculative market, In a modest way-modest for him-he kept his "hand in'' but he had no taste for corners and million dollar baitles. His fellow church member.s in Evanston and his friends on the board of trade say that every dollar he makes nowadays in speculation goes to charity. Recently he acquired some 2,000,000 bushels of May wheat, Segur Well at Sweetgrass is Showing Signs whose pride in the horse-flesh on his famous Glejsview Ranch at Cowley, was hirvery life. good practice. "For some moments they dropped bombs incessantly without striking how- any of our ships. High anpile fire from ever, soon ran into a fog. It was our cruisers soon drove them off and dense ot the mouth of the Elbe, but one was undoubtedly hit, and hit lay only in shallow patches o.er the badly. Both the Artheusa and the harbor and the town of Cuxhaven. Undaunted managed to get in suc- "Flving verv high while out al cessful shots, sea; the seaplanes came as low as "A far greater danger to our s-iua- Some verv pleasing contributions are still being received by the Patri- first to go,to work but did not make �f,.J''l^,,\^'l^,^"r.t^n.r\Zf �w^i which will help to still further swell the grand total announced a tew days ago. Those acknowledged by Treasurer Seatle today are : Dominion Lands Oflice .........( 22.00 25th Battery C. F. A.......... 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Nelson ... 40;00 Dr. D. A. Taylor ................... 20.00 A. Hayr Mr. Tiffin, at one horse valued was consistent with safety for drop- drou was the enemy's submarines,, Mr^^'Mrs7'vV\ s! Bali Mr. Drewry was, at the time of his | ping th^ir bombs. In spite of the Ger- they made constant attempts to reach Tns-nh Ohorii Knappen, Alta., Dec. 28.-(Special). -It is reported here by Mr. Carl Aske that the Beaver oil well on section 14-2-11, is dowE 350 feet. Latest reports from the Segur well mer he made the tour of the vVestern death president of the Percheron Horse Breeders' association, and a member of practically evet'y other stockmen's association calculated to advance the livestock Interests of the province. As a breeder of Holatein-Freisian cattle , also, Mr. Drewry was well known all over the west. Every sum- man denials, there is excellent reason our cruisers but were baffled by the to believe that considerable damage seamanship shown in the handling ot was done by them, and that an ar- our destroyers, which manoeu.red at senal shed and an airship were de-' high speed around the larger vessels stroyed and their contents badly and successfully repelled every at- in 1-12, indicate that a depth of 1500 feet has been reached. It is stnted on fairs' with his thoroughbred horses good authority that the drillers"have and full-blooded cattle, and was a fig-cncountercd some oil,-enough in fact ure In the prize rings from Wlnni-to make the well pay good dividends, peg to the coast. The Lethbridge The water encountered some time ago fair has a'iways considered the Glen-bas such a strong pressure that It view ranch string one of the features will be necessary to choke it off be- of the bi^ exhibition, and Mr. Drewry fore drilling into the main body ot always said he liked to come to Leth-oil which everyone agrees exists, bridge on these occasions. He, with knocked about. "While our men were Moose Mountain Well Refused to Gush When Shot tempt to torpedo them. Meanwhile busy, the our airmen were returnin" to their ships and were soon engaged in conflict with the enemy's aircraft, which had been waiting for them in the fog off the coast. Full particulars of the flipht 20.00 125.00' 50.00 25.00 St. Cyprian's VV. A., 10 per cent, bazaar proceeds ......... 18.00 Junior Girls W. A. St. Cyprian's bazaar ..................... 3.00 Taylor Stake, Latter Day Saints .................. ............. 116.15 j NICHOLAS BAWLP DEAD Winnipeg, Man., Deo. 88.-NichoHaa Bawlf, vice-president of the Port Wll- ____ _ are Ham elevator company, and a promJo- i not available, but the fact that six ent member of the Winnipeg grala out of seven of our air pilots have exchange, died Saturday night. He been safely accounted for, speaks tor was *. director of the Bank of "Poron* itself." to. Seizure of Contraband Cargoes Basis of the Protest! ^TsrWret^?r'^s?dt:Sg"rf�- are promised within- a few weeks. -">' -- Wasiilngton, D.C., Dec. 29.-The United States government today despatched a long note to Great Britain, insisting upon an early improvement in the treatment of American commerce by the British fleet. It gave warning that much feeling had been aroused in this country and that pub can government feels contpalled to ask for definite information as to Great Britain's attitude in order that it may take such measures as will protect American citizens in tkeijr rights. Reference is made in the note to the high principles of equity which CIVILIANS ARE WARNED London, Dec. 29.-The London offi- frlendly rivalry between these two veterans did much to turn the eyes of America on Alberta, as the home of good Percherons. Mr. Drewry, before coming to Alberta, and making stock-breeding his occupation, was a journalist and min- Uc criticism was general over unwar- have actuated Great Britain in her ranted interference with legitimiate | championship in the past of the free-I'oreigu trade of the United States. i dom of the seas to neutral commerce. The document, constituting the strongest representations on this subject made by tlie United States to any of the belligerents since the outbreak of tho war, was cabled to Am-basadoF Page to be formally presented to Sir Edward Grey, the Britisli secretary. Its preparation was begun a month ago by Solicitor Cone Johnson, Counsellor Robert Lansing and Secretary Bryan, and finally during the last two weeks had the personal attention ot Preu'.dent Wilson himself, who revised its phraseology with minute care. Detention and Seizures As the detailed point of view of the United States in numerous specific cases ot detention and seizures of cargoes had been set forth in a series and the hope Is expressed that even although a belligerent herself, she will realize the seriousness of the ciai Bureau inis evening maae uie toi- J ^ j g J , iooun., auu luio -----------jV , i.j , k,.,, ' tk^ "^^hrra-rrd'miiita.. ^^i^^j^,^^^^^ ^i^ix^..^ '^^^^''^i ^oSi ^r^^zz^tp&^^..r'^o^^^^^^ . ^�ii fh. a�to.>nnn �f r.or=��.. ,,. ncwspapcr vsorK, oemg tne iirst man , associated with hira expected. L-.i-Tj J___*-�i,o,ir,o- ��/.i�rnta Uem fw>m Ravmond. Alta.. Canada. Calgary, Dec. 24.-The fate of the Moose Mountain well lies on the knees of the gods this morning, just | where it reposed yesterday, before the shot was discharged in its vitals yesterday afternoon. Experienced oil men are agreed that with the cleaning out i ot the debris that has been choked I into the bore by the tremendous driving power of the explosion, a small TAH TOWNS WANT THE Generous Offers of. Stock and Sites Made to Knights producing well may result, and Some idea of the efforts that are i "Layton.-At a meeting beld here ______ being made toy cities and towns In!yesterday afternoon Davis �ounty be-: this the western United States to Induce came a bidder for a sugar factory, th� once. r th� �^r.�f�^,"th� nl'.^^lr ?r^^'ito work exclusively on the lUustrat-frf,rm�n.f^f Ln i^H fr^^ H, ' ed sectiou of the Toronto G^obe. It frnl thTa',^�iv, ot^lJr,^ this capacity that he made his ItL^nHn^ . rfiH T n^n first-Western trip, going through the craft attempting to raid London. JKootenays in the days of the first 'The civil population are warned l t---, i,!,v,=oif to keep under cover, preferably lit successful, lie made his .y.ii luc BcuuBUBBs ui lUBno KCBp uiiUBr cover, preieraoiy m-, thpT IMoviP lenrt mine and the ven- neutral effect ot continued interfer-; basements, upon hearing the sound : |^/^'^�beiS-'---^'^''-^-^^^^^^^ of firing of guns or of explosions." ERS NEGLECIG TO RURAL MUNICIPALITIES President Marnoch of tlie Board of "I was ashamed to have to 'say of emnhatip nrotoHts moit nf whi.^!, i ^^ade thinks that the farmers in the tho't in respect of rural municipalities havtTone unrede^^^^ Part of Alberta are back- and farmers locals we were not very Icatlon was couched In general terms covering the entire subject ot the relations between the United States and Great Britain, as affected by the lat-ter's naval policy, considered highly objectionable by this government. In Terms of Frankness The note declares at the outset that the representations are made in a friendly Hpirit, but that the United States considers it best to Bi)ealv in terms of frankness, lest silence be construed as an acnuiesence in a po'i-icy on the part of Great Britain which Infringed the rights of .American citizens under the law of nations. Since Prance has adoiited practically tho same decrees on contraband as has Great Britain, today's note is virtually a statement intended for all the members of tho triple entente. Asks Britain's Intentions' Feeling has been aroused on the subject to such an extent that the communication adds that the Ameri- ward in coming forward after pdvant-agcs that are theirs for the claiming. At a meeting of the directors of^the Canadian Rural Advancement League at Hegina the other day, he mcntion-, od that the Board of Trade was en- far advanced in Southern Alberta. That occasioned great surprise, for they look upon such bodies as just as ordinary and commonplace as milk for their porridge. There are many ways, in which first stake. Shortly after he left the newspaper business and became fur- S.C:, buying heavily in the collieries at Passburg. About ten years ago, Mr. Drewry bought his big ranch at Cowley, out of which he has made a great success. Mr. Drewry was a staunch Liberal, being at one time mentioned for a eenatorship from B.C. He leaves to mourn him, his aged mother, who has been with him on the ranch f6r many Tears, and his brother Andrew Drewry, manager of the rancli. expected. gained from the fo'ilowlng excerpU ' here from Raymond. Alta,, Canodft. _ I from the Deseret Semi-Weekly News,; Representatives from all nortnem I published In Salt I^ke. In some of j Davis county towns were In attend. GERMANY WON'T ACCEPT ' the towns committees on a site have i ance. Speaking of the conferencfl YANKEE CONSULS TO BELGIUIM been selected, and representatives j yesterday, O. H. Hewlett said: - I from every corner of the counties "During our conference we fpiMX- Washinsiton, D.C., Dec. 28.-The have attended mass meetings. Among anteed 50,000 tons of sugar beets *n- "H" Co. Lethbridge Boys of 31st Battalion Make Name German Foreign Office formally notl-1 the towns making overturer for the nually to the Knight Sugar Co. for, I fled the American State department' factory are Delta, Utah; Great Falls, the Salt Lake county sugar factory, that American consuls in Belg;Jum Mont.; Dayton, Idaho, and Salt I^ke _ We also guaranteed a good Bite, plen-thep"'inte'rested"'"in mrniiig throu'g-'imit ni"st be acceptable to the German City, I.^yton and Spanish Fork, Utah, .ty of water, and a good dralnace lo> then inrerestea m mining tniong.iout ^^^jj^^^.^ authorities, and that it Is de-, The following Is a portion of a dis-, cation; also that the fanner, of Bait slrable that some of the consuls be' patch from Layton to the Deseret Lake county will subscriDe mm. 49 withdrawn for the present at least. News: to BO per cent, of stock detired in 019 transfer and ownership of the fM> tory, permitting the ownlnc oorponu-tlon to maintain at least 51 per cent; of the stock for control." Prom thlai It win be readily teei)] that the Knight Sugar Co. Is not "puti({ ting up a bluff," as wag hinted in: Calgary paper, which also stated tlifl^ in an interview it was learhed t|^H , . ... ^,-1 T ,T r , �. , the Sugar Oo. was merely puttlniiiliH With only a trifle over a month s J. H. Lamy and P. Miller, who ^ "gtall" In order to Induce the gb��r training at their backs, the Leth- have all seen active service. There are emment to pay a subsidy to have tilM bridge st^alwarts who enlisted in the more N. C. O.'s in."H" company factory remain bere. infantry division, and who are now who have seen active service, than m Tbe Knight Sugar Co. Is golnc camped at Calgary, have already giv- any other company. Sergt. Turner move its plant from Southern Albertil deavoring to get the Dominion Gov- bodies such as your Agricultural So-| erumcnt to establish a number of demonstration fields on farmers' own land ; the seed i,o be supplied by them, the work to be done by them under instructions aiid> advice from the Dominion experimental farms; and the resulting harvest to belong to the farmer. Discussing how ciety might be getting more for themselves than they are. For instance, I do not think mar- districts around here are using the very generous offer of the Dominion Government Premier Asquith Sends Three Sons Fight for Empire would be done in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, the other directors said that tho secretaries of Rural Muni-cipalitie.H and t!;� secretaries of the farmers' iccais would easily be able and v/illing to take up such work. In a letter to representative farmers from liegina, part; Agricultural Department to supply 4u I.'^** animals, stallions, bulis, i, defence of their country, all three that boars and rams, pure-bred. This mat-,of the Premier's sons who are of mil- London, Dec. 29.-Prime Minister lAsauith's family has set an Inspiring fleers in the company. One hundred example in the way of taking up arms '. and seven ot them are Lethbridge men. The company is the best lot of ter might engage closed is a booklet giving the partic-, The second of them in point of sen- our attention. En- jtary age, being now 'with the forces. en "H" company a reputation. was through the South African war. unless the farmers here get busy and Color Sergeant F. H. Turner, who He joined the Colonial forces and was grow isiupgar beets, and now is the accompanied some of the soldiers to attached to the Kaflrarian Rifles ot tin,c to get busy Lcllvbridgc on their Christmas leave. East London, seeing consistent ser- ' S told the Hefald yesterday before his vice with them and with the Intelli- CARDSTON DONATES LIBERALLY"^ TO B.C. AND RELIEF FUNDS Cardston, Alta., Dec. 28.-C-ontrlbu. tlouB to the Red Cross and Belglaai Relief funds are coming in liberally! here. The Relief society of the Mor^i mon church of the Alberta Stake has^i made up a collection of $137.50, wbich| has been forwarded' to' headquarters,! return, that the company has won gence Department through the whole every competition in which it has en- campaign. He was wounded at Spitz-tercd. There are 134 men and 3 of- cock, Cape Colony, but remained on the staff until the close ot hostilities, after which he served with the British South African Police lot three ulars. GET BCSY lorlty, Herbert Asquith, was recently gsiietted as a lieutenant In the Royal ' Then as to rural municipalities. Naval Reserve Volunteers; while the It is hard to understand why our eldest. Lieut. Arthur Asquith. Is in people do not organize these. The the IJoyal Naval Reserve, and the men in the camp, armed or unarmed. They have won the football competitions and the battalion shots. They have the best barracks, both from the standpoint of equipment and maintenance in the whole 31st battalion. The company boasts three oflicers, Capt. P. J. Daly. D.S.O., in the district after, his return Provincial Government sends out men ytou^gest of- the three, Lieut. Cyril who has the honor ot carrying -the 1 Kemn.i. Mr. Mamoch says in | to explain the organization. Some, Asquith . Is. .with tho Queen's West-j Distiugijished Service emblem officer tincent' (Continued on page 2J. � minsters* '---------" . -. ^ . a. . the 31st Battalion G.E.P. It is stated that the forces at Calgary will move about the first of February, direct to Salisbury Plain, where they will relieve th� first con- ., ^.....____tingent, which is cjtpected |k� go commanding the company, and Lieuts. straight to the front in the spring. years. Scrgt. Turner is loud in his praise to be" ^v^*'r"n^i,'"^A.'l^ proud'mherlontrlVuTlons weTs^fdiowV: to be a N. C, Cm "H" company ot. Grade III. of the Public school, col. lected by the Uttle tots themselves,; $1.26; Beazer ward turkey sbi 110.65; Seddon school district, |dS.OO.� Besides this there has been coll "' ed a goodly sum, for the Red Ci Ambulance fund, and a large n' of socks, wristlets, and clothlpg. ;