Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 2, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta
form THi LETHdRIDGf: DAILT HER.ALD SATURDAY, JA>ITJARY 2, 1915 ftetbbci^ae Iberalb ' ' ' OAiLv AND weekLY 408*C�tiPTIOf4 RATE* " d�Ur�r�4, t��r yaw..... KOO .Mlly, by malL p�r y�u-.....^ M>0 Hr�ekiy, fcy mall. p�r yew,..^ l.OO TEUEPH0NE8 BtttftieMi Offloa............... Sdkorial Office.............. ">* W. A. Bucnanan *ohn Torrance W&Dasing Director Business Manager THE WAR SITUATION TODAY The first newB of the New year from the seat ot war has beea most um>al�t�We. Once more wc hare paid the price of admiralty In the loss of the battleship FonnldahVe. It is leell for tiie Empire that we can afford Bdeh losses and stlU maintain. our naval supremacy, and though we may Tiew -with infinite regret Uie loss of eallaftt Urea, yet wa can face the situation with stoic Indifference, knowing that the disappearance of oni or more (battleships makes no difference in onr comparatlre naval flghting strength. As some compensation to the loss of the Formidable comes the news of the partial destruction of one of Austria's most powerful dreadnoughts, the Vlrlbus Unltls. In Belgium and northern Prance Kltchenar's campaign of attrition con-tinues, and the Allied forces, though advancing slowly, are evidently being conserved for the final onslaught iwhen the fresh million British troops are put ashore on the continent of Europa In Poland everythlhg points to a great strafegteal victory gained by the Graad Duke Nicholas, with the Aus-trians tvept back over the Carpathians. As a consequence the Oennan right wing, between Czentochown and � Cracow, is now threatened with 'being wiveloped by the victorious Husslan forces who have cleared Dalicla and freed their extreme left for further offensive. With :thls latest development a new complexion is thrown on the German attack on Warsaw, and the enemy's legions "Which have been thundering almost at the g^tes of the Polish capital will aipparently have to look to making a safe retreat. Cowans PERFECTION Mothers are glad to see the children enjoy Gowan's Perfection Cocoa, because they know it is so good for them. Pure Cocoa is rich, in food value and is so easily digested. ogg " Made in Canada." one-pomwliins are placed in the bunks, and the Dt-partment of Agricultw, of Saakatche-wan posts on these buUetin >boards all the latest information, on agriculture, 80 that the farmers who go into the ibanka can secure "very quickly Information that will be helpful to them In their daily labors upon the farm. The plan ought to work well, and we do not think Alberta would make any mistake in trying It How are yon making out with your New Tear resolutions? It is 1915 now. Wonder what the year will bring to this war stricken world? DOMINION GOVERNMENT .RESPONSIBLE At a meeting of the Taber council the other evening one of the council-�*THr3 suggested tijat a memorial should he submitted to the Dominion government, asking that an investigation be made into the conditions under which the mines of that district are com-.pelled to remain Idle while "foreign coal Is supplying the greater part of �the fuel needs of Western Canada." We are surprised to find that Dr. Ijc&ch suggested that It was the duty of the Provincial government to deal with this matter. Surely Dr. Leech .knows that the natural resources of the west are still retained by the Dominion government, and It is the Dominion government's duty to look after the coal mining industry as a consequence. Apart from that, the -'' Provincial government has no power to prevent foreign coal from being Imported into the country to compete with Alberta coal; the raaponsiblllty rests entirely with the Dominion government We are afraid that Dr. Leech was a little too zealous to shift : the responsibility upon a government �with which he is not in sympathy and to remove the responsibllltjj from a j||ovemment with which he is very strongly in sympathy. Keeping the truce, eh? Certainly, every Liberal officeholder should have been beheaded in the truca> period, forced out u:pon the street without a reason, and with no opportunity to secure another position, and not a murmur of protest That's the sort of truce th^ local patronage committee anticipated but It wasn't forthcoming. PENSIONS WILL TOTAL VERY LARGE AMOUNT Ottawa. Out., Dec. 30.-To provide pensions for widows and dependents of soldiers who lose their lives or are disabled at the front, It is estimated that $10,000,000 win be required every year for each 60,000 men in the field. The initial appropriations will be made at the coming session of parliament. The exact scale has not yet been determined, but It will ve very considerably greater than the rate which heretofore has prevailed. It is being dealt with by a special sub-com-mtttee. Expenditures for clothing, equipment, etc., for the expeditionary force bo far have aggregated about $20,000,-000, and have Involved over BOOO separate contracts. P IGKED UP IN ASSING FOR THE BUSY MAN NEXT CANADIAN TROOPS FOR THE FRONT Montreal, Que., Dec. 30.-A London dispatch to the Star says the Ca^ad-ians at Salisbury Plain a5e anxiously awaiting news from the Princess Patricias at the front, and eagerly expecting the call for the next to go. It is expected that the honor will fall to.the,Royal Canadian Horse, Artillery, the Royal Canadian Dragoonsvand the Strathoona Horse, the correspondent says. W. C. Anderson, chalrm&n of the National Ijabor Party, was elected un-opposed for the Atterollffe division of Sheffield, succeeding James Pointer (L�bor) deceased. The Calgary Herald says that retiring Commissioner Samls -of that city Is to be appointed by the Alberta gov ernment as supervisor ot public works in the Calgai-y district. A. W. Martin, 68 Blnscai'th road, To-ronto, had Just concluded an address in the Interests of i\ S. Spence, candidate for controller, when he collapsed, and died ten minutes later ot cerebral hemorrhage. W. F. Cart-oU. M.P. for South Cape Breton, and George W- Kyte, M.P, for Richmond, were chosen to stand tor Llboi-al interests In the d"ai riding ot South Cape Breton and Klchmond at the forthcoming federal election. Mayor Taylor McVelt.ve and Nelson B. Porter are the candidates for mayor of Ottawa. The other nominees, J. A. Ellis, Dr. Chevr.cr and A. A. Tall, lion have withdrawn. It is officially announced that the Drawing Room and State Ba'il, which are usually given at the opening of Parliament at Ottawa, . have been cancelled this year. Forty of the 350 male members ot the Royal Ottawa Golf c?ub have so far volunteered for active service. There are 61 others in the home guard. Memories of Dr. Crippen, hanged for the murder of his wife in 19i0, are revived by the news that the steamer Montrose, on which the famous criminal was arrested with- his paramour, was 'wrecked on the Goodwin Sands on Monday night. Sir Robert Borden announces that J. J. Carrick, M.P., Hon. colonel ot the 96th Regiment, Port Arthur, has volunteered to serve at the front and that it was the hope of the Militia department to avail itself of his services in a manner best calculated to take advantage ot his abilities. The Berlin, Out., City Council attended service at Trinity Methodist church in a body, together with the members of the police force, fire department and other municipal bodies. The pastor. Rev. - C. L. Mclrvlne, preached a forceful sermon on "The Responslblity of Citizenship." > A Valaable Feature oi a Joint Account opened with the Union Bank of Canada in the names of two persons, is that if one dies the family funds are not tied up Just when tl^ey are likely to be most needed. The survivo.'- can withdraw the money v/ithout delay or formality, Think it over-then open a Joint Account GRASSY LAKE BRANCH UETHBRIDGE BRANCH A. B. KING, Acting Manager - G. R. TINNING. Manager THE ROYAL BANK INCORPORATED 1860 AN EXAMPLE FROM THE OLD LAND In this country there 1b a certain elass of young man who is willing to serve his country provided he is given a commission; without a commission he prefers to stay at home. In Bri tain young men of noble rank are quite willlnjg to serve as privates. Only the other day we read the announcement of the death of Private the Hon. F. G. Pearson, of the Army , Service Corps. He was the third son '^'"'K of Lord Cowdry, a peer of great �' wealth. To serve as a private and ,:lbse his life in the "batUeflelds ot I'ranco was not .heneath his dignity , and estate. Capital Paid Up Reserve Funds $11,560,000 13,575,000 SAVINGS DEPARTIVIENT Accounts may be opened I II "I wilh an initial deposit of One Dollar. Interest is creditisd half yearly. JOINT ACCOUNTS An' account in the ntmtaot two I II members of a family will be found convenient. Either person(or the survivor) may operate the account. .BULLETIN BOARDS FOR FARMERS * Under the administration of the ,Honi> Duncan Marshall, Minister of �' -Agriculture, Alherta has tept well to � the tore advancing the interests ot th.e farmers. Alberta can otter ex-' , az&ples to" nearly every province in 'T.'5>i%;.tfieM-ipomlnIon of modem methods In , ^JJ^'-jenllghtened pollpy. of agriculture. , s>tfV5|i>2iave Just noticed, however, that '^;^,fj3irtca1xshewan, In 'co-operation with /'"lifl^JkB In that province, has introduced ',|.7'^'S^Qyel,and. at the same time an ef-.J*^|fr^|�eiplan for educating the farm-v1 fit^iiKnA'AOitiTtA in this case might itdopt it "Bulletin hoards ^_a_i_ � LETHBRIOGE BRANCH: J. M. AITKEN, Managar. A Happy New Year to you, Happy New Year, Be happy, old top, the' the outlook is queer, Don't let depression give you the blues, Get busy and smile-you con il you choose. We know things are dull but don't tell us so, Why rub it in if money is Slow 7 Wars aren't forever, 'and this one will end, You're not really ''broke", whilst you've still got a friend. There's nothing so bad, but it mig'ht have been worse, �^Miilst we haven't much money, we've still got the purse. A calamitv howler is always a pest. We haven't got room lor him in the AVcst. He's an out and out nuisance, no more and no less. It you wish to succeed, make a noise like success. And out out the grumbling calamity howl, And Ijold up your head, in a fair wind, o�r foul ; ' . So when a storm threatens, just stick out your chin, And say to yourself, "Now here's where 1 grin !" You'll find that a grin will help you to bear A great deal of trouble, a great deal of caro. Then start oB O. K. with nineteen-fifteen By thankfully taking the fat with the lean ; Boc'St everything,-�ity-the times and the weather, And call on your friends to boost altogether. If you stick to this rule, you need have no tear. But you'll have what I wish you, a Happv Now Year. -Fraiik Waddington. �"ma,- THE famous Bal-macaan with lapels, split sleeves and flowing skirt. Also made v/itK collar buttoning close up. A grand "knock-about" coat. : : : fORONTO ARE EXCLUSIVE AGENTS McKeivie The 2 M'S M cGuire KIRKHAM BLOCKikl-ETHSRIDQE, ALBERTA, 1015-Well, we'll just simply have to get used to it. 1815-"Wonder if the Kaiser ever thinks c-t it. THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE Sm EHMtJND WALKER, C.V.O.,LL.P,D.C.L.,PreBMenl (ULEZANDEE LAIRD, General Manager JOHN AIRO. Aas't Genera] MaaaSM V. C. BROWN, Superintendent ot Central Western Branrhea How many ot vour new resolutions have got by so far ? The col. turned over a new leaf this year and made only one resolution- to set up in the morning when Big Ben booms forth. How long, O Lord, how long-will it last ? Personally we confess beefsteak appeals to us much more than turkey-today. CAPITAL, SI 5,000.000 RESERVE FUND, $13,500,000 SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNTS Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and upwards. Careful attention is given to every account. SmalJ account* ^ are welcomed. Accounts may be opened and operated by mail. Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons, withdrawals to be made by any one of them or by the survivor. V/33 Lethbridge Branch-R. T. Brymner, Mgr. Commissioner Grace presented the dear peepul with a *22,000 -ilt which they had previously paid for. The rumor factory has it that there is a- move on toot to aho'.ish the pcy-lice commission. That would be a fine ; piece of asininity. We've had a police commission tor a year and have heard less about red-lig;ht districts, police graft and other intimate police details than we ever did in any year hefore, and if the commission does nothing else than to save us from this, it's worth its weight in gold. So for thelovamike leave the police commission alone. The commissioners have heen on the job for a year. Pretty nearly time thev were casting up accounts and giving UH a line on them. When they do that^ and wbisper the 1916 .tax rate gently into our ear we'll uonsid-' er whether or not they merit Justice Ives' nattering remarks. Premier Sifton said on Thursday �that hc helieved 1015 would be a good year for Alberta. Even the 'silent one' has the 'next year' bug. Let's pray that he turns out to be some littla forecaster. Happy New Year-have you got your new telephone bill yet ? Wonder if we couldn't got the Hon. Crothers to extend us a little sym- pathy on the new telephone rates-a la gas rates. It looks as if the telephone system took a mighty blunt way of informing us about the Increase in riiU-s. They miaht have eased it into us with a little more warning. But they apparently took a leaf out of the chief censor's book and dead silence is the answer. The C. P. R. used to bo like ihat a few years ago. They handed it to you, and it you didn't like it you could go hang. But lately they've weakened up to tin tact that people have feelings, and it they have some unpleasant truth to publish, tho'y give it a sugar coating. And honoSt, people are beginning to believe that the C.P.K. Isn^t such a soullesa ct-ipcra-tion after all. Some people have a hunoh there may be some alood in the big machine after "alL So if the telephone people will step up and explain we may be able to swallow the bitter pill. As It stands now we all feel like kicking their blasted talking machines into kin^ dom come. empered with Cosnmon-sense The charge of the "Light Brigade" at Balaclava was a magnificent display of courage, the acme of patriotism,-but it accomplished nothing. It was a useless sacrifice. Be sure that you do not make useless sacrifices on the altar of your country. Be sure that you temper your patriotism with common-sens^ We must remember, in connection with our efforts to buy nothing but "Made in Canada" goods, that there are some articles necessary to every-day life that are not and cannot be made as well and as economically in Canada as they can elsewhere. No amount of insisting that these be "Made in Canada" could cstab* lish such industries on a permanent, profitable basis in Canada. It would only result in inconvenience, the acceptance of an inferior article by the consumer. In lines where competition is practicable, there are enough industries in Canada turning out goods that are the equal of those imported to support every Canadian workman," if these industries are supported by every Canadian consumer. lua Everything Else Being Equal, "Say Made in Canada"