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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 31, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta LfiTHBRlDGE PAitjf j;!!^ �brbge, Hlbefta daily AND weekly ^ ;^Wprtetort and Publlthara 4l( k^THBRIDQE HEUALO print-,, '' ine the sar of years. tThere were dark days in the spring : ,^l8 year with the enemy oflen-ve at full tide. Paris appeared to ) hourly almost in >iB hands. The _^iptur*/of the Channel parts aeamed Ifljnmlaei^t It lookctlas if hla boast that i^!|j^e would �rive the l^Htlah into the .�^ea�ra8 abont to rea^iM.  Bt^t the pnemy, proitosed, Tand^the-Tator of our Ispldlers and seamen, with the help of R^rovidence, disposed. From the mid-ot July to the" beginning of Nov-ibef there Intervened a hundred 9 of Jrvesistable triumph for our iS. The German wave of progress as brought to a standstill, Its fury become exhausted through the Ildarlty 'of that on which It had fashed J Itself, and with gathered ihrength 'the sonis ot Entire hnrled ackthe Teuton hordes to a sorrender at^ais only prevented by a throwing F>-l|p of ijiaods in the request for ah ''irmliiti��. ..' Thej^lMt month of 1918 markedan cb In^the realising of our nation-i-Aa. the taking of our proper ace,;aaiong the nations of the.world, th� big shipboilding program ,iin�A^ ^Kot only wooden but Steel ipaX"?**'?' started tb he * extensiVely i^.JthilB countrj^ .Themontb-alao' the proclamation of President WU' it-^^uaoM fourteen poInU. It was uT^Vlkf the mining ezplotion in ;elia*^a,tf ^,^;._wllh. ,lts.. toll^ of 8fe jlvea; l'l(J2^HFeB,''-and.thei tor-doing: Of't^'^ier-bOBtoltai Ship Glenart th Hs^oU''of TM ilVe's. 'As a't6m-ary boon to farmers and as a war sure ithe duty on motor tractors ider $1400 yalue was lifted on the th ot the month." ' n the fourth day ot March Russia' teetion wasfTnade complete by the Ing of the peace treaty with a said, lost one of their noted sons In tJie death on the 7th of the Irish leader, Redmond. On the 16th, in the opinion ot Arthur Henderson, the representative of Labor in the British cabinet, the country had arrived at the most cri-l-tical stage of the war. Ob the 28nd the enemy started his first offensive ot the year, an offensive full ot destiny for him as after events showed. We in Canada had the war brought home to us, so to speak. In the drae-tic regulations Jn restaurants in the way ot restrictions In th^ serving of beef, pork, and wheat products. The third of April saw the enemy within eleven miles of 'Atalens. It was the most eventful day In the his-i tory of the war with regard to the ' enemy advance In his offensive. In this month Canada had well advanced her program of shipbuilding with the announcement in the House of Commons by Hon. C. C. Ballantyne tiiat 14 shipyards were engaged in building steel ships. It was a month of-hitter stress for the Empls* with the enemy offensive at full strength, and caused Mr. Lloyd George to sUte in the House of Commons that the crucial moment had come and that the call had to go out lor extreme sacrifice to supply tb6 needed men. A terrific struggle was going on in France and Belgium with oar forces hard pressed, and the consequent yielding up ot Armentieres, Bailleul, and Neuve-Egllse. The Empire was held in an agony ot anxiety. The critical state of affairs In Europe caused in Canada in April the call to 4he colors of unmarried men and widowers without chiJdren from 20 years to 23 years who had,been granted exemption. This month marks the daring and famous achievements of the British fleet In bottling up .the eifemy submarine bases at Ostend and Zeebrugge. ^ In the b�einntng ot May the Kaiser, as he then was, openly boasted ot driving the British into the sea. Matters were sijrlous with ua, the British losses since March Slst to the beginning ot May had reached the total ot over 260,0QO. But a reaction then set In. The enemy was repulsed In Flanders, and north ot Lens, and the Australians in a-fine attack advanced the British lines in a sector before Amiens. On the 19th, th�>p'i$ethlc ot the Spanish influenu. . keep the 0000; lIaD The Rotary Club~^dld a service to.| the comraanlty \�n .Moiiday ifhin it voted to open a 8oIdl*ra and :8altors Memorial Fund with'a goodly subscription in order to pave the way for further contributloaa ipr the purpose of erecting; a memorfai to the soldiers from tblB city and dletri^ Who have given their all in the Great War. There are many differences of opinion as to (he form the memorial should take, it is irue, but no matter what may eventually be decided upon it will require a fund ot some proportions to erect WSth the bbys returning almost every day our duty^l to those who have (alien on the bat-* tlelield or at sea during this war is ever in our minds, and the Rotary Club has served a good purpose by crystallizing that duty bx' giving us all an opportunity to cootribate to a fund which will eventually be psed to perpetuate their memory. Funds tor the erection of memorials are not subscribed in a day. The next step to be taken therefore should be to form a committee to undertake the raising of the fund and the erection ot the memorial. Perhaps one of the first things the committee should do after 6rganiaation would be to decide on the form of the memorial. Once decided, contributions would be much more likely to come rolling in. However a start has been made lu the right direction, and It remains now for the citizens' of Lethbridge and district to organise without delay to carry the project to.completion. A Happy New T^ar. F RAl The tact that Sweet Orasi goes dry tomorrow may be a -help iif formulate ing your New Tear's resolutions^. No doubt there will be complete harmony in Poland 'tfh.en Pgderewskl becomes head ot the now gpX*n>mint. ]>thbridge had its first. fouch of lero weather for the (winter on Bun-day. Medicine Hat hasn't a ^corner on all the weather as yef, , " - . Lloyd George only had a majority ot 12,000. This will be pleashig.iiews to those who have been telling xis his popularity was on the wane. Could one blame the president ot the U. S. it, when eating oft th�t 115,-000,000 Rervice at the King's banquet he wondered how "King Wpodrqw" would sound? Italians^ in tempt to cross the Piave and turning the Aastraln drive Into defeat At the - end of the month the Anstrians were, retreatingJn dl*)rder. In France, at the'sa^ne time, the AlHei were making ^at gdvanoes,between Bailleul and Bethime. Th#- Opening ot inly saw the Hun again rivalling his atrocities In the tprpedoln^ of the laahdovftry Castle. Out ot a total of 258 on board only.54 survived. *� ^or the fii'st tirfie in history American Independence Day was celebrated in' Lohiion. In this month the hopes' of the Allies considerably reeved: It marked the beginning of the-Mid-tor the enemy. On-the 18th the Allied counter attack .started in earnest The enemy was so harried that whole i companies fell asleep at their posts ilhroagh sheer exhaustion. Roy and Courtoon Woods 1 were captured by ihe Frew*. By the end of the month the Allies had greatly ex-;tended their ?one ot battle and had to their credit a vast quantity of prisoners and cultured guns. August saw the Allies still pursuing their victorious career. The important town of yiUe en Tardois was enveloped on the east side of the Marne and 33,000 enemy prisoners tali ji- The German retreat out of th(> .ioiasuu. r::illent was turned into a rout. T.-ie Kuus were driven 20 miles with enormous loss in gtms, stores, and prisoners, and all their hopes of victory blasted. In de,-spair at the turn of events the enemy pushed his 'submarine campaign, aiid on the 14th of the month his subs were off the gates of New York. Success after success followed the Allies. TTie taking of localltieB held by thd* enemy was almost a dally occurrence. Bapaume, Chaulnes, Npyon, -Thiepval, Bray, Kmmel Hill, were retaken. The Only one woman waa elected to the British house and she is a ^inti Fein-er and won't sit So John Bull won't have to draw up a new code pl deportment for his members Of parliament. Mayor Hardle has blossomed forth as a character reader. If he could go Jttst a step further and hypnotlie people Into paying theit tizes fifphipt-ly he would be In demand In the cities ot the west. ^ ' ' Pa icked up in assing FOR'THE BUSY MAN A chicken almost wrecked an eleva-tor-at Prince Albert by roostlnc on the balance ot the weigh scale. Cblck-etis have alwaya been known to be most destructive, but this is a new one on us. They generally pick their victims from objects more animate than elevators. ' It Is claimed that the Kaiser is protected in Holland because he belongs to an order of Knighthood witU which many Dutchmen are associated. Tble Knighthood business has' wonderful ramifications. We had better get .rid ot the Knights in Canada before they are powerful enough to cry "Let all the Knights stick together." ^ (From Our Own CorrM^�d�nt) RAYMOND, Dec. 28.--It Is reported that oupid's court waa besieged last week in several towns and from many angels, beifore the beilegers could find a man with the proper capabilities to tie the knot The people ot Raymond are agreeabl^^aurprised and erlend to the happy coiiple hearty Congratulations and a bounteous return in their new vocation. Mr. Er-vin Fawne and Miss Anna Jensen were the besiegers, ad the ReiV. Mr. Cragg, of Lethbridge, was the' one besieged. Mr. Fawns Is vrell knd'wnt'dryv successful (armer and also as a nfembef of the board of the Stake Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association. Mi^ Jensen is well known to the people of Raymond. The newly-weds will reside In Ray mond until spring, when they will move out on Mr. Fawnts farm, eight miles east of town. Mr. W. B. Naldcr left this morning for Layton, Utah, called home because of the death of his father. Stake Priesthood Stake Priesthood meeting convened today. President Brandley taking charge, in the absence ot.President Allan, who was called to Utahr- Representatives from all the wards^^were present: Bishop ' Harker, of Ma-grath; Bishop 'Pawns, of Stirling; Bishop Fletcher, of Burdett; Bishop Peterson, of Barnwell; Bisiop Peter-K�on, Of Willing; Bishop Allred and I Bishop Evans* councillor, T. D. King, ot Raymond; T. W. Harris, of Taber;* and Geo. T. Wride, ot Lethbridge. T. D. King gave a very Interesting repo.rt ot the findings aifd recommendations of the church amusement committee ^hich met in Salt Lake City in October. Mr. King was our representative. Christmas In Kaymond passed off very quietly. The drurikfl were conspicuous by their absence. One mother remarked "It's the saddest Christmas we've ever had." FamllieB met in family reunion all over the district. Some at the larger ones were the Wilds, of \Mening, where the' fifty mark in children and grandchildren was nearly reached; the Lybberta, in town; the Kings, the Hickens, and many others. Christmas night one ot the largest danOes of the year was held in the opera house. The Relief Society of the 2nd Ward sold lemonade, Ice cream and cake. The proceeds will help paint and renovate the 2nd Ward meeting;hou8e. The good people of the 2nd Ward are having a carnival to help raise money for this purpose. Christmas night a large lump ot ccal was-.displayed on the stand so thut anyone wishing to guess at its weight could pay 25 cents and test his jujdg-ment. The nearest guess is to have the ton of eoal given by Mr. Clemis. The proceeds from this will also go to the 2nd Ward renovation committee. The Calgary AlberUn says It'i mighty poor business to minimiie the influenza epidemic. We second the motion. When the epidemic first broke f.at -province Lethbridge *fKik Twy si>, (. ijtieasu"ei -too'strict to s-.,il many ot o^i fauBj^iiSBmen - while Calgary rather pooh-poohed the fact that they toad a^iy influenaa In that city. The result was that Lethbridge recovered from the first wave and though -we still have'some cases the scare we all got then has resulted in all precautions being takei^ since so that we are mow fairly Well off while Calgary suffered b second wave n^re malignant than the first. Camouflage is poor business In connection with the influenza epidemic. QERMAN PROPAGANDA. GENEVA, Dec. 30.-Tons of Ger matt propaganda literature distributed for the purpose ot creating dissension between the allies and the United States concerning the question of the freedom of 'the seas, has reached Switcerland, A large amount has been confiscated, but the German agents continue their work and are spending many millions ot marks. SMITH'S MAJORITY. ALBANY, N.Y., Deo. 30.-Alfred E. Smith's plurality over Charles S. Whitman in the contest for governor last November wag 14,842. This ,w�8 shown by the completed tabulation ot the votes made public late today by the atate board of canvassers. Mr. Bmith'a' total vote was 1,009,936 and that ot Governor Whitman'was 995,-094. These figures intilijded the soldiers' vote. '' A potash factory is to be established at The Pas. B. D. Olmstead, ex-mayor of Spokane, died from pneumonia. Mayor E. A. Horton. ot St Thomas, was re-elected tor another term. C. R. Somerville was again elected mayor of Londo^, Out. J. M. Morrow, retired leather manufacturer, formerly of MiUbrook, Ont., died in Toronto. One ot the best known engineers on the C.P.R. died at his home in Have-lock, in the person ot Alexander Ross. Dr. J. F.'Cattermole, for five years assistant, superintendent at the prof vincial epileptic hospital, Woodstock; has resigned. Ouelph has adopted a new municipal'system. It will elect eighteen aldermen and they will choose a mayor.' Rev. A. Logan Geggie of Parkdale Presbyterian church, Toronto, who has been overseas in France for almost six months, has returned. Rev. Otto Stockman, pastor of Trinity Lutheran chufch, at Sebastapool, Oxi%, near StratCor^, has be'en in- One hundred and fifty returned soldiers will study agriculture at the Agricultural college, Saskatchewan university, this winter. ' 'More than three hundred pigs belonging to a farmer west ot Brock-ville had to be killed, owing lo an outbreak ot cholera. -Despite some protests the call of Rev. Dr. McKinnon to Knox Church, Regina, has been sustained by the Presbytery of Regina. j Lawrence Boyd, son of the late Sir John A. Boyd, was sworn in as accountant of the supreme court of Ontario. B. W. Alurray, the retiring accountant, is 85 years ot age. John McGregor, age 31, one ot the best known live stoclt men and ranchers in the Inland "-Empire, died suddenly st his home in Hooper, Wash. He was a native of Owen Sound, Ont. John Mike, a Turlt, ot Brantford, tired ^t a Hungarian girl he greatly admires, but missed her, and turned his revolver on himself, inflicting grazing wounds. Mrs. Wm. Beattie, juii., of Brampton, died of influenza and pneumonia; she was a sister ot Edward H. Dale, who died ot the same diseases a few days previously. Fourteen cents Quart is too high a price for milk, according to the Food Board's regulations, the Chatham Fair Brlce Committee finds, and it has reported this finding to the board. Following out the .suggestion of the Winnipeg board of trade, a ponterence ot representatives ot all the board ot trade and other commercial organizations of Western. Canada will be held in Calgary towards the close of January. Certain areas ot tlie Northwest Territories are being withdrawn from the provisions of the mining regulations, to provide for thorough examination of native copper d^osits, near the Coppermine Rivef''and Bathurst Inlet. The executive council of the American Federation of Labor, rejected a proposal calling for the formation of a national pol't'cni labor party, but voted to-send delegates to^the International labor conference to be held at 'Versailles next mouth. The daughter of Leon Trotzky, the bolshevist minister of war and marine, and a. bolshevist named l�w�w were arrested 'In Warsaw, according to a -Polish agency at Lausanne. - Six million marks were found in the apartment which they were occupying. Wihile no official action has beea taken, it seems likely that the Interned alien enemies of the various iu-temment camps will be deported. This seems to be the feeling in government circles. There are some 3,000 aliens in the various'camps, chiefly Germans. There are considerable num hers ot Austrlans with h sprinkling ot Bulgarians and Turks. Alfred Pearson, a Winnipeg business man, joined the Princess Pate as a private in 1914 " Now he is the com- manding officer qif a iQ>t back to the regiment^�IVd,Wi|f i^rbmoted to the command on the^dioth of. Colonel Stewart - - �. :: Strong feeling was �ri4�;nced at the meeting of t|^e ezeoi|tive of the Saskatchewan Graiii QrovaniV associ-atira,'held at R#flna, aifilMt what WB5 termed the lubtl* "and irtdespread attempts being made to secure a relaxation of the present prohibitory restrictions on the use of Intoxicating liquors as bcveragei. Walter J. Hill, (oB of th* late James J. Hiil, and R. P. AtcCIaMan, KanfMs City, Mo., have purcbaped 7fi|^p acres and leased 24,000 aofcs addlt^nal in Montana along the YpUqwsto^e river near Livingston* to finfan in'the live stock business on an eff4^|iv(i scale. 7400 head ot cattle airiaify'ltave been placed on the laBdr ' � i Touching on tbf report -\hat Andrew Bonar Law, chface^br 61 the ex-cheq\ier, would be pai. q|t the British delegates to the Peac? Cplference Lloyd George polats'oat that' It wan impossible, as the. chaacellor wa6 the government leader; la the liptisie of commons and his presence-ifoiild be needed at home. 126,000,000  14,000,000 m ' ', Iheorporated .1899 HeadOffice - r -Vr - � � " " Capital Authorized ____..-..... ...... Capital Paid Up............ Reserve Funds ... ... � ......... im. President Sir Herbert S. Holt.: ^ Vice-President and Manajging Diriector, B. L. Pea**. -� General Manager, C. B. Neill. Supervisor of Central Western Branches, Robert Campbell. Special care given to Savings Accounts, Skyings J|||nk Departhtent at all Branches. A general Banldiif Biisiiiess LETHBRIDGE BRAfilCH - - -v- - - - - - W. A. PARKCR, Manager MAGRATH BRANCH -'- - ......... J. K. Atkinson, Mapaoer CARDSTON BRANCH - - - - - - - - ........ W. R. McKAY, M�n||�er THE CANi^DIAN BANK OF COMMERCE SIR EDMUND WALKER, ] C.V.O., LLD., D.CL, Preiident H V. F. JONES, Asi'tGen'l M�n�gef SIR JOHN AIRD.CMMnlMsrafW . V.C. BROWN, . ^ .V . Sup'i of Central Wwtern ptuicha CapitalPaid Up. $15,000,000 T RESERVE fund, . >I3�500�000 Robert Wilson,' head of the engineering staff of the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co., Fernie, Has been appointed to tho management ot one of the Granby coaj mining properties at Cas-Bidy, on Vancouver Island. Sergt. Albert Dearby, a returned soldier ot the Great War, veteran ot the South African war, and formerly member of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police, died at Winnipeg. He was 38 years old. Col. H. S. Birkett, wfio recently went overseas to take up a short term ot duty with the medical service, has, been appointed chief assistant to the director of medical, service in the Canadian army. Consult the Manager re^ardln^ your banking requirements. You will be met with courtesy and find our service prompt and efficient. ^ ,ioiw Lethbridge branch.....R. T. Bryinn^V, Manager Warner-Branch - - - - - - J. H. S. Gprdoni Mtanager Milk River Branch J. V. Steely. Manager Borrow to Buy Cattle "Mixed Farming:" is the bi^ moneymaker today. Of course, grain and fruit and vegetables pay well-but b^ef and bacon, butter and cheese, are piling up the profits for the farmer. Milk moire cows-fatten more cattle-raise more hogs. If you need monf y to do it, come to The Merchants B;ink. ar* glad to assist all up-to-date farmers. Head Office: Montreal. OF CANADA. ' |�)a1i>|lsh�(4 18S4. LETHBRIDGE BRANCH.   R. J. PINNINC Ma&>