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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 29, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta >Aee FOUR THE LBTHfiRIDGB DAILY RBRALD TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 19U ZD: Xetbbvibijc H^ccalb DAILY and WEEKLY SUBSCRIPTION RATES 0atly. delivered, per year..... Itftilr, by mall, per year...... 9imeu\y. by mail. r*'r ye�r.... *4.O0 ^.00 1.00 telephones Bnttnesfi Offlco ............. Editorial Offlco ..........- W. A. Bucrianan John Torr�nc� Jlanaging Direcior Business Manager i:b2 1224 THE WAR SITUATION TODAY In Poland the uvi.-hty conliict between Toutou and Slav still rages, gatherii:.!;- iijt.ensitv saiuhwost ol War-paw in the neishborhood of tlio l-iiiea river. .Vl! tlic oiYons of General? Hi*-[ pouents, but to many friends of tho local representatives, for making the umciide honorable and reinstating Sir. Hlginbotham in an acting capacity un til the safe return of Mr Hiplay. But nothing of the kind occurred. An act ing postmaster from Calgary was in stalled who, no doubt, is an estimable and capable ollieial. But this is he-side the mark. To the discredit of tho government, and its local advisers, they failed to show any evidence of a generous spirit, or the possession of tlio milk of human kindness which R;ight have been exerted in placing .Mr. Hlginbotham in temporary charge of' the postofflce. even if in the first intitance political exigency, as they viewed it. justified tiieir action. Such aiipointment would at le.sst have had rhe eticct of toning down the asperity of tho initial one. and would have commended itself not only to the op- deuburg- .'.nd Mao!;ensen to compass and oci'upy Warsaw have so far fail- iiresent government. As the matter now stands the whole ed. On the Russian rigr.t wing, how-j proceedings may be jubtly stigmatized ever, the enemy has pained ground, occuryiu;; .Mlawa which hnd been pre-viouslv taktn by die Kussiaus. as cold-blooded and ruthless. The offence, for such it may be correctly termed, is, moreover, aggravated at In C-aiicia the Russians are continu-j the present time, when a political Ing their siu'cesses and have occupied j tmco prevails, and all exhibitions of the towns of Kvcsno and .lasle. and have apparently again overran the province which they had previously held but had been forced to witiidraw party feeling and rancour are supposed to be held in cheek to further consolidate the union of a people in the ace of tho greatest crisis they have from by the .vuftrians aided -by their] been called upon to meet. Allies. The Russians have now well Briefly put the government and its advanced westwards past the river | local advisers have out-Heroded their San which flows through Galicia | action of rsrnoving Mr. Hlginbotham northward ra'=t rrzeni.syl and .laros-t-by Ignoring the opportunity of temper-lav, and are stiil s:-.oce i.;i-.y be amnl.^ reason for aa in-|ofacer. If there are many such on crease in tolei-h.on^^ rates, but o faritiie Canadian contingent then its effl-not a single reasoa has been placed ; ciency will be by no means commen- eord with the increase. Just now the Herald does not favor increases of eny kind, and insofar as th*' Telephone Department is concerned, if is of the opinion that the Provincial Trovern- as I have read in your columns with much disgust, l)rought about by the enlistment of the but lately appointed postmaster of Lethbridge. Mr. Ripley may be a smart o/Scer. but his train- P ICKED UP IN ASSING FOR THE BUSY MAN ment sh.->uld not put into effect an i ing as such is at present only of a increase until it had taken the people \ partial character, and it is absurd before the iriiblic. It must nor be forgotten that the telephones in tiie pro- surate with the amount of money expended on it. There are many; I vince of Alberta are owned by the! know many personally, who have sac-pcople and operated by the govern-1 riBced their business interests to luent for the ben-::ii. of the people, i serve the Empire in its hour of trial, consequently, th.o pecple should be ad-1 These men are patriots, but what of vised of tho reasons for bringing Uhis case? Is it, looking at the cir- ger at Vancouver. M. B. Morden succeeds him at Hamilton. r.bout an increase in rates. The fact that the Telephon-o Department reported a surplus not long ago. and is now- putting into eJfect an increase in rates during a period v.hen even- busi-nes.^ is practising economy nr-eds eomc explanation, "n'e think we can epenk for the people of the province cumstances of the notorious displacement of the late courteous postmaster. George Wilson, who until a few month.' ago, was selling papers on the streets of Edinburgh, has been awarded the Victoria Cross for conspicuous bravery. Captain Gordon Hunt of London, Ont., a supernumary officer with the Canadian contingent, has received a commission with the Sportsmen's battalion, City of London Fusiliers. , Word that Lorenz and Henry Hag-enback, menagerie owners, of Germany, have been killed In IbatUe, was received by GeorKe Qieckman, president of the St. Louis Zoological PRINCE VON bJ^LOW Former German Chancellor appointed Ambassador to Italy at the criticftl juncture now apparent. .. MORE SNOW IN THAN INDIA IN ENGLAND one for the good of either the pocket ^""^'^'J- Of the public, or the Imperial ser- . ^ol. Turner, the o"'�J,f . ,, ing the Canadian Highland brigade at Salisbury Plain, -was seriously injured in an automobile accident, hjs collar bone and ribs being fractured, i f'nn't vr,i,' ^^'^^ Curris, Torohto, and j , "� ^� iBurland, Montreal, -were riding with i when we say th'.t they are anxious ; hear the students cheering the fellow ; hiju, Col. Currie was uninjured, but: who has expressed their views so j Col. Burland was slightly hurt. The A United States Senator says: leges are teachers of rot." �Col- that the telephone system should pay Its way, and if it does not par its way they would back the government tip in any effort made to increase the revenue, but If profits are being made out of the system rates shoold not bo increased. Undoubtedly, the tele-phono service is being operated cheaper to subscrU-iers In Alberta than is the case in other provinces where private owned companies are In charge of this utility. However that may be we feel that the Department of Telephones should offer to the people a clear e.xplanatlon of the reasons for the increase in rates, and then the people will decide for themselves whether the increase is justified or not. clearly? Frederick Wile, the Chicago Tri- car turned turtle when travelling at 40 miles an hour. Co'l. Victor Williams is hack at Sal-. , J i , . J , ! isburv Plain from the front, after bunas correspondent in London, has; spending three weeks with the Bri-a high opinion of Lord Fisher, the j tish and French armies, and making head of the Admiraltv. He says: "If i a complete tour of the battle' line. 1 were an Englishman I should not! ^� lecturing to Canadian offi- , . , . , , , I eers, by request of General French, tnmk It worth while worrying for the | He was In the trenches three days, fraction of a second about a German: and shot three Germans, and he him- (London, EDg., Cbronicle) The statement made to our Special (Correspondent In Northern France by 'a high dignitary from Peshawar that "we see more gnow In our parts than you ever see In Etagland," will help to remove a popular miioonception. When our Indian troopa landed at Marseilles German ne'wspapera expressed the belief-no< doubt the wish fathered the thought-th�t England's mahogany warrior* would never survive a winter camp'algn In western Europe. It is often forgotten that In India you can find any kind of climate. In the northern .�one, where curiously enough extremes of heat are greatest, the night, temperature on some of the elevated plains often falls to within a dozen degrees of zero. Troops accustomed to a weather-glass that may rise or drop 60 degrees or so In 24 hours are not likely to succumb to the rigors of a French German-winter. invasion with "Jacky" on the job." Two Liberal memiiiers of the Alberta legislature will go to the front self sustained shrapnel. a broken arm from leth3ridge POSTOFFICE The removal from oflice of ex-Postmaster Higinbothani. without even a formal charge laid against him, and witlioui any enquiry, was a scandal. Our Conservative friends in the city who are not hiide-bound partisans, nor machine politicians, will asree with us in -SO describing it. The matter v.-a;' bad '-nough as It stood, and had nothing to '-xcv.sk it I-beyond the poor and spc-cicn;. ic.r-Mfl-cation of the spoils to the victor v,-hich dominates the i.oli'-y of "vi cotr-rie who hold the patr'.!;:a!.r<-. in the -rity. The sequel, hov.-evpr, p.lacf-s it in a worse llgiit, empii?;i;-.i:ig a political [bias and animosity conducive neitiier i to the knitting to.'iPtlur of a '�ommuii- :Jty nor to that of liie country as a whole. . Mr. Ripicy, tlif- newly-appointed postmaster, after holding office for a .brief period volunteered, with most praiseworthy motives, for which we give him every credit, for active service with the battery. Here was an opportunity for the government, and What is probably the greatest cattle deal ever consummated in Amer-, ica was put through last week when with the hocond contingent. Captain; Yule & Bowes of Ca'igary purchased Pingie, the member for Redcllff, is to 112'^ bead of Shorthorn cattle, com- ,,,,,^,,,,,.. ti,, _____posing the H. L. Emmert herd at Oak bo quartermaster with the ca;airy i Manitoba. These cattle repre- squadron, with headquarters at Medi-.6,,nt the cream of livestock of all Am- cine Hat. and Captain R. B. Eaton, i erica, and include Gainsford Marquis, j are no longer Turkish, but come from the member for Hand Hill' a veteran i champion bull of America and i Macedonia and the western areas of <� , c^,.i, ^ f,.-,.,,', i, 'o,'i.., ' ^''''"'�'I'f'e champion In 1914. As a , xharce, which has been divided since ot the South African �ar, is goiiag: ,,r,e.year-old, two years ago, this i the Balkan war between Servia, o-ith the infantry. I animal was bought for $7000. I Greece and Bulgaria. TURKISH CIGARETTES NOT TURKISH London, Dec. 29.-^^'!ith Turkey's entrance into the war, the question arose among many patriotic Londoners as to the propriety of smoking Turkish cigarettes. Several smokers wrote to the newspapers, advocating the abandonment of the Turkish tobacco in favor of^the American or Egyptian weed. A long statement today from a tobacco expert clears the atmosphere, however, by explaining that the best "Turkish" cigarettes FO PROPxF< KAISER'S ALLFX;ED BKEACHES OF LAW OF WAR ^ ,j , ,^ ,, , . .jrovernment anno!;no('d tlie appoiiit- It would have been well advised *y its'jneat of a commission to mako a dec- Following the Hhellins oC uml.:-!'. nd-1 laration upon all the breaches of war-coast cities and towns, lii--. British j faro of which G^;rmany has been guil- The members are authorities on interuational law and their finding will carry weight. In addition to the nictures shown, the commltte/O Includes Sir l-'Yederlck Pollock, pir Alfred Hopkinson and Prof, Hall Fisher. LIBERALS A Convention for the nomination of a Liberal Candidate to represent the new Constituency of Lethbridge In the House of Commons WiU be held in the K. of P. Hall Fifth Street, in the City of Lethbridge ON Wednesday January 13, 1915 At 2.30 p.ni. The Primaries for the election of Delegates will be held in each Polling Sub-division, as constituted in the Dominion Elections of 1911 Monday9 January 11, at 8 O'clock p.m. The delegates will be chosen on the following basis, fixed by the Alberta Liberal Association: "One delegate for each polling Rubdivision as eonsti-tuted at the last Dominion election lor evei*y one hnndred voters or less polled at that poll, and an additional delegate for each one hundred votes or major fraction thereof in excess of the first one hundred votes." "In the event of a former polling subdivision being divided by the boundary line of a new constituency, delegates for that poll shall be allowed to the constituency in which the polling place was situated and not otherwise/' "No proxies shall be allowed at sucli conventions." 1 BY ORDER Alberta Federal Liberal Association S. J. Shepherd, Convenor for the Lethbridge Federal District. GOD SAVE THE KING ;