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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 2, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 1915 THE LETH BRIDGE DAILY HERALt) PAGE SEVBBlM On AH Winter Goods for household and your own personal use Biggest savings of the entire year in Hosiery and (ilovcs, Corsets and Underwear, Shawls and Knit Goods, Waists and Wliitewcar, Furs, Millinery, Coats, Skirts and Dresses. We're following more closely than ever this season onr fixed policy of clearing- out all merchandise during the season for Avhich it was bought, and backing up this determination with the lowest prices ever quoted on goods of standard, qualities, up-to-date style and sterling ^Yorth. A personal inspection is the best way to judge of the genuineness of the bargains offered. Rhone 453 The Ladies' Store Acadia BIk DBESSMAKING At very moderate prices and work fully guaranteed. Dresses.............|5.00 to $10.00 Skirts................$4.00 to $s.oo Waists...............$2.00 to $4.00 We use only our own materials. NEW YEAR USHERED IN WITH GALA DAY AT THE Y.M.C.A. ' Nine teen-fifteen was ushered in at, Lclhbridge with a shout of joy. It was with a feeling somewhat biordei-ing on relief that the old year was bidden farewell. It has been p trying year for southern Alberta, an-d for Lethbridgc, l)ut the hew year holds the characteristic hopes of an. always optimistic Lethhridge. The fading of the old year was mariced by many activities, although fhe usual spirit oi revelry did -not appear. Practically every dance hall in the city was filled, and e\'cry skating rink. crowded. Whistles blesv aoid bells rang as of yore, and every citizen was wide" awake to the fact that the infant year was upon them, dne of the features was ttte serenading of the n-ew North Lethbridge band, under the able leadwship of Mr. F. Lcmcsield. The Y.M.C.A. \vas the centre of at-traction yesterday, and appreciative crowds wittscssed the various activities. Tiie object of tlie program was to bring before (:he public the activities of the Association. The physical department put up a junior and senior demonstration of class work. This was not in the nature of an exhibition as there had been no special �preparation. The idea was to demonstrate how a gymnasium class was conducted. The jnniors turned out in force and gave a series of marching calisthenics, graded apparatus work under th� leadership of P. Fity.patrick and R. Van Haarlem, and under th� lea/der-ship of the physical director oxocut-cri a series of corrective wand exercises. As usual the class session was finished with gymnasium games. The two games were 'shooting at the basket for goals" and 'straddle ball', which were hotly contested, causing a great deal of merriment and excitement among the number of parents and friends assembled. the senior demonstration at nlglit was carried through in an efficient lna.nncr hy a third of the members of tilie senior class who had promisied to participate in this class session. The class work, included paIlo"ping steps, graded apparatus work under the leadership of O. McKillop and J. S. Harris, mass durabell exorcises, and a game o� volley ball. MUSICAL PROGRAM Following closely upon the senior . gymnasium demonstration came the � musical concert, which began at 8.30 o'clock. Though not of gieat length the program was carefully made up, and was of a very high order, Quality and not quantity was the basis on which it was composed. A large 'and appreciative audience was present, the auditorium being filled to ita limit, and in addition a nuipber who could not find scats. The Excelsior Male Voice Choir was the first number, being' heartily �applauded. They appeared twice during the remainder of the evening, Mrs, W, J. Nelson rendered a beautiful selection on the piano entitled "Shepherds'All and Maiden's Fair,'' by Nivcn. Her playing ' was greatly' I appreciated. Mr, Fred Rose sang ! "JMy Little Gray Home in the West" which took so wftll that-Tic was com.-pellcd to perform the second time.. Mr. Sam Sadowskj, it is needless to say, kept his audience delighted with his splendid handling ol the violin. He played again and again much to the satisfaction of his hearers. On 'being encored, h? rendered a fi'i" Piece I which ho had composed himself and dedicated to Mr. E. P. Layton, his first music teacher. Miss Bessie Haz-.cl. wm,also. tjoatod,tp. a prolonged applause and came'to the platform a second time in response to the appreciation. Mr. Geo. Fleming in his rendering of "There is a Land" was at his best, which is saying much, j His line .siriging was an appropriate ' finish, to a idelightful hour of song, and music. The Young Men's Christian association wishes to thank all. those who took part iiithe concert; and also to the Mason & Tlisch Co, who very kindly allowed the "Y" the use of their best vlctrola during the holidays, and the Terrill Floral company tor plants and flowers which adorne'd the auditorium. TWO EDiWO'NTON UTILITIES MAKE PROFIT, TWO LOSE Edmonton, Jan. 1.-Two of the four active civic utility departments will show surpluses on their operations for the year. These are the electric liffht and waterworks departments. The first named has a surplus of $40,000, and the last a surplus o� ?28,000. In the case of tlie ^vaterworks department there was a deficit at the ibegin-ning of the'^year of over ?100,000. The street railway department added $220,-000 In 1914 to its deficit of $S04,000 and the telephone department |37,000 to its �previous "de'flclts of $69,000. LABOR COi N lESQG Ottawa, Jan. 2.-The industrial and .labor conditions summary ot the Department of Laibor tor November just iB.sued finds but little change in the general situation as compared with October.' "If anything," says the report, "the outlook was not- so favorable. The completion ot building operations and the Interruption of service work in some branches such as' the laying ot cement sidewalks and other operations with which unfavorable weather conditions interfered, the cessation of railway construction work in many parts, and of river and coajstal navigation in eastern 'Canada and to a great extent on the lakes, all had tlie effect ot adding to the numlb'er ot unemployed throughout the country. "Manufacturing continued active and reflultlng military orders," says the report, "fbut on the whole there was a comparative Jncrease in inactivity in other 4>iarfei's. Cold in somfe parts l\ad the eKact of improving trade in seaaonalble goods and retail and wholesale business was slightly improved, though collections w-ere reported low.;* DiANISH STEAMER SUNK BY MINE OFF FLAMBOROUGH HEAD London, Jan. 1.-^Tlie Danish steamer, M. C. Holm, from Savannah, Ga., Dec. 1, for ChrlEtiann, laden with cotton, struck a mlna off Flamborough Head, England, and sank 15 minr.ies later. All members of the crew escaped. They narrowly escaped injury, ho-w-ever, from fragments of the mine casing which littered the deck. Flamborough Head is on the Nortli Sea in the county of York. Hague Palace of Peace Hangs Out Rent Sign Paris, Jan. 2.~A special correspondent of the Journal, on a toui: througii Holland, describes in that paper a .visit to the Palace ot l-eace at the Hague, on photographs which he says tlio Dut�h are now writin'^ : "For sale owing to bankruptcy. May be used as ^barracks or for moving picture show. Water and gsvs oh every .storey. Apply to the Angels of Peace." The correspondent failed to find the curator of the Peace Palace, but was received by the latter's secretary, who conducted him through the Hall of Justice, the walls of which are adorned with pictures of the twenty-six head.s of nations who took part , in the Hague peace negotiations from i the late President McKinley to Cz,ar ' Nicholas of Russia. Tn explaiiiing the decorations of the room, the secretary .'said : "Sis: ol' these men died by assassination, othcr.s died ^ natural death, and ths remainder arc today at war." Conscription in South Africa to Crush Col Mariiz London, Jan. 1.-A telegram received here today by Renter's from Pretoria, the.seat of gavernment of South Africa, says: "It is officially announced that the government intends to commandeer men for service in German Southwest Afrioft, and in the Union of South -Africa, as the demand can not be adequately met by depending on the volunteer, recruits." As a reason for this action, it is pointed out that �Lieut,-CoI, .Maritz,' who escaped to German Southwest Africa 'with a few hundred rebels, is now attempting to return with German reinforcements armed with fle'id guns and rifles, to stir up the rebellion afresh and prosecute it more effectively, "In view of this danger of an iu-vaslon," the official communication says, "it Is necesEai'y to employ a much larger force than at first was intended. In order to destroy the en: emy rebel forces so they never ai^aln cah menace the peace of South Africa," � ; Samuel Birch, who had beftn in part'-nershlp 'with John McKolvcy in the plumbing bufiiuess at Kingston,for 51! years, is dead:' ' ^ Mr. and Mrs. K. Maunsell of Mac-leod, will leave early in January for CalifiM-'iiia, where tlit^y will Ki)end the winter. Mrs. Maull.sl^ll has not been in good health for �oiiie time. � * � Miss Margaret S. Smith left today to attend the Normal school at Calgary. * * <" An enjoyable sleighing party was held last night to 1). J. Whitney's farm. About 20 yoiiuf.'; people attended. Dancing was indulged in later ill the evening. � � � Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Stockdalc ol Maple Creek, are visiting with Mr. and -Mrs. Downer, Vv'cstmin.'iter House.  *  Mrs. A. M. Mordt-n of " f^rcek leaves shortly for Cn...,. -i., to spend the winter, owing to il.voalth. She will be accompanied hy Mrs. Thos. Morden and daughtor. * � * Ur. and Mrs. Cragg and family left thi.s aliernoan to visit the doctor's parents at Cal^jary. ,,   Jlrs. Hector N. Matlu'S.;n pas.sed through the citv today liom her old home in Alagraih to Lac la Biche, where she will join her hi:.shand who is s.tationcd there in charf^c ot the K.N.W.M.P. detachment. Mrs'. Matl'.c-son wus accompanied hy her sister, Miss iicss Green. Miss Bawden's private school will reopen Wednesday morning, January 6th at 9.30 a. m. Mr. and Mrs. George Jf. Robinson announce tbe.marriago of their daughter, Pearlo Mildred, to Mr. John Bunnell Ovcrticld, on Tuesday, DsccitiVsr 2fllh, ,at Meadville, Pa. At home aft�r January ISth, the Victoria Mansions, Lethbridge, Alta. There was a line gathering at the new St. Basil's school on Tuesday i night when the vovng ladies of the j Choral society held their Christmas raffle. Prizes were distributed as iol-' lows : 1. Miss Wright. 2. Mrs. C. H. Devinfj. ' 3. Miss Tracy McCormack. 4. H. A. Petras. 5. Mrs. T. Philips. Albert Begalla won a $10 hill.  �  The principal social event of the season in Macleod will take place at ,thc Mounted Police Barracks on the evening of January 0, when a dance � win be given hy Supt. Starnos and 'the menib'e'rs of the force to which a large 'hinnber of the leading townspeople have been Invited. All society functions are good and successful affairs as a rule from a newspaper point ot view. As a matter of courtesy-the newspaper closes its eyes to defects, and makes it a point to mention the commendable points. But let it be said of the Lethbridge Cricket Club ball held New Year's Eve, in ail sincerity, that it was good In every respect, and it may be said that if the cOject of the newspaper was to point out detects and criticize adversely, there would be barren results achieved in speaking of this successful affair. The Knights ot Pythias Hall was crowded, but not overcrowded; the music excellent and the .siirrour lings inviting. The hall was profusely decorated. Upon the cen'wre of Uio stage was displayed the ! trophy v.'-on by the Lethbridge Cricket Club last summer, which is em'blem-atlc of the district oliampionship. Cricket hats and other paraphernalia adorned the walls, giving the proper air to the occasion. i:)anclns eommeuced with an extra iat 9 o'clock, and continued till nearly 13 o'clock when an extra brought the ball to a conclusion. Mr.. John R. Palmer, at midnight, when the steam whistles were blowing the old year out and the new year in, (jave the Cricket Club's address of welcome to the guests, concluding hir well spoken remarks by wishing all present, and all the British Empire, a Prosperous and Happy New Year. A special feature ot the hall waF contained in the ibuifet style lunch that was served. It is a "new one" and it niide a "hit." The guests were permitted to take refreshments at any time in a nicely appointed room on the main (ioor of the hall. Sandwiches, coffee, cake and ice cream were served^ To the indefatigable work of the committee, assisted by the patron-essr-s, belongs the apliievement ot the occasion. Mrs. W. H, Holt was responsible tor the decorations and much credit is due to her for the success of the bal). Mr. Douse played the extras in his inimitable style and in these the dancers found diversion and keen pleasure. The patronesses and committee:---Mrs. J, 0. Wilson, Airs. W H Holt JMrs. W. Pontiand Lindsay; John r! Palmer, "W. H. Holt, H. W. Meech A J. Blackburne, Dr. E. G. Simmonds, J. Harris. . .  . � Edmonton Bulletin: A baptismal ceremony in which Gordon Fraser, the infant sou ot the Hon. C. R. and Mrs. Mitchell, 'was the centra'l figure, took place at the family residence yestev day afternoon, the Rev. R. G. Stewart of Robertson church officiating. Among those present were the Lleut.-Gov-ernor ;ind Mrs. Bulyea; Premier the Hon. A. I,. Sifton and Mrs. Sifton; Mrs. Clarke-Dennis. Dr. H. M. and Mrs, Tory, Hon. C. R. and Mrs. Mitchell, sr.; 'Mrs. .McSween. Miss Fras-er (ot Winnipeg), sister of Mrs.C. R, Mitchell; Rev, R, 6. Stewart and Mrs. Stewart. Master Robert Mitchell and others. The baby was attired in a handsome dress of hand-embroidered linen, which was worn ,by his grandmother at th* tine of ksr baptism. As W.1S becomfnf .the �0B of a Cabinet mlnit.iler, he conducted himself with quiet dignity � during the ceremony.. The marriage took place in Providence, R.I., of Mrs. Ward, formerly of Toronto, and widow ot Rev. Mr. Ward, sometime priest in chargo of the parish of Essex, Ont., and Jolin L. Whiting, K.C., Kingston, son o� the /ate Rev. Richard Whiting.    Toronto Globe; An engagement heard with great pleasure by many rrieiids is that of Mr. James Macdon-nell, son ot Mr. George Macdoniiell, K.C., of Kingston, and Miss Chri.Btlne .Marjory Parkin, the youngest daughter of Or. George and Mrs, Parkin. Botii families are old friends, and Mr. Macdoiinell, who was a Rhodes scholar, and his other brothers, while at O.xfovd. found Dr. Parkin's bospilab'ie house a second .liome. Miss Parkin is tlio youngest sister ot Mrs. W. L, Grant, the charming wife of Professor Grant, the son of the late proJes-For of Queen's, and himself holding (ho ciiair of colonial historj'. The liridc-to-be spent some time last year with .Mrs, Grant in Kingston. The Ri'oom-elect is now with the Canadian Expeditionary Force. � s n ^fcdicine Hat News: Miss Gertnulf; Ferguson of the Gait Hospital, Leth-brldgo, Mr. Harvey Ferguson ot Red-oau ranch, .KmpresR;; Mr, Wilfrid J. Skiniiard of Letbbrid.ije, are the guests of Mrs. Van Cleave and of Mrs. Wm. Gillander, Eighth street Southwest, for the Christmas halidays. w  � .lAMPJS-HAYWOOD .'Vlicn Mary HayWood and Mr. Tbos, James Archibald, both of Lethbrid^o, were united in marriage last night at 7 p. m. (New V63r'.sj, by Rev. Canon McMillen at ':.t. Cyprian's church. The wedding was'quiet. The happy couple will reside here. �� ��  MORPJS-MLLER . Tim marriage of Miss Annie Miller, of North Lethbridge, to Mr. Herbert Jlorris of North Lethbridge, took place : yesterday afternoon at three o'clock, at the home of Mrs. John Miller, I3l8 6th Ave. A. north. Rev. A. C. Bryan of' St. Andrew's church, o/Iiciating. Only a few of the family friends and relatives were present. Cliibs and Societies The Companions ot tlie Forest dance on New Year's Eve in Burg-mann's Hall was an unqualified success. The goodly numiber present, at the stroke of 12, joined hands, singing .\.uld Lang Syne. A. B. Dupen acted as M. C. and splendid music was furnished by Miss Arnold. The treasurer ot the Women's Mot-or Ambulance Fund today received a cheque from Mrs. F. O. Slssons, ot Medicine Hat, for ?334.80 for the (Medicine Hat district. Represented in this amount are the contributions ot Redcliff $14.60, Woolchester and Grovan ?39.S0, Seven . Persons $5.00, and Medicine Hat city $275.10. Other local amounts acknowledged are: An English woman friend $5.00, Miss M. McDonald 25c; Monarch per Mrs. Urch $7.75; Magrath per Mrs. B^e-man $5.25.    Thirty-ilQur couples sat down to the supper provided by the City Pipe Band on New Year's Eve. Great praise is due Mesdames Andrew, Wilson, Goldie and McGregor who had charge of the supper. All through it was a "Seotoh nicht." Dancing began at 10 and continued till the we sma' hours. The New Year , was brought in in real Scotch style. All the company joined hands, singing "A guid New Year tae one an' a.' " Songs were I'endered during tlie evening 'by Messrs. Main, Forbes, Lowe and "Jock" Easton, The music was delightful, being in the capable hands of Mr, David Main, w �  The Art Needle Work Club will meet on Monday afternoon with Mrs, Keen, 1105 11th St. AUSTRIAN DREADNOUGHT 18 BADLY DAIVIAGED London, Jan. 2.-A desijatch to the Daily Mail from Venice contains a report that a French submarine boat has torpedoed the Austrian dreadnought Viribua Unitis at Pola. It is said the hull of the dreadnought was pierced but that she succeeded in reaching her dock. The Viribua Unitis is of 20,000 tons displacement, and has a complement of 1000 men. She is one of the four ships constituting the largest typo ot the Austrian navy. HIGH RIVER MAN FALLS DEAD 'High River, Dec. 31.-J. H. Clayton, secretary-treasurer of the Lineham Lumber Company, fell dead from heart disease in his office yesterday afternoon. 'He was a resident of the town for some years. One of the mayoralty candidates in Vancouver, an ex-mayor, by the way, favors cutting the salary of the mayor of that city in two, making it $2500. 1 7.30 to 10 p.m. Makers' seconds in Boys' Rubbers; regular ^'5 9JtM \ value.-? for............ Ci%|lw Bo.vs' 'Rubbers, manufacturers' seconds, just 10 pairs to sell sizes 1 to 5 only; reg. ^Cf^ 85c values, tonight only Delicious Chocolates, regular ?�r ..........35c ('hoJCQ Confectionery: Fry's, Neilson's and Melba Chocolates, all neatly 'boxed In pretty boxes. Regular uOc . QC�� Tonight only...........VvC ('I'etoiis and Art Sateens, 20e values 10c Halt price for these four pl'jcea of English Cretonnes and .Vrt Sateens, 31 inches wide. Tonight only * ft** Per yard .............. I UC Baby's Bear Cloth Coats Hpedal $2.15 Baby's Bear Cloth Coats, tan niid white, (rimmed with 'silk braid and pearl buttons, special ....... $2.15 Peiimaii's Underwear Union Suits, rcgnlav $3.00 for $2.10 Penman's Rlbhed Union Suits medium weight, good wearing ciuality, all sizes; regular $3.00 suit. Tonight only e-O 1Q I'er Suit ........... Special in Ladies' Corsets 65c Ladies' Corsets, medium bust, long hip, made ot line coutil; tour hose supports, regular price S5o CK�* Tonight only......... v9l# Specials from Grocery Section Tonight 45c Choice Oranges 2 dozen for Grapes, special 2 pounds for ... 25c Apples, fine and OC(� plump, 7 pounds for... Ciww Smokers' Special Hudson Cigars Bach ........ . 5c Hud son s FRANCE A IVIONARCHY: KING ALBERT FOR THRONE Edmonton, Alta., Deo. .30.-A striking and somewhat unusual address was given tonight at the meeting of the Nortii Alberta Patriotic Fund by H. Milton Martin, who has just returned from a trip to France. Mr. Martin was formerly president of the Edmonton Board of Trade. Pie said he would not be- surprised if, as the outcome of the war, the Republican form ot government in Franco were discarded and a monarchy established, with King Albert of Belgium on the tlirone. While In Paris, he stated, ho heard this matter discussed in cafes, on the street cars and everywhere he went. The Royalists were of the opinion that the elevation of one of their own country men would cause too much of a commotion, and that an outsider would, therefore, better fill the bill, Mr, Martin said a big proportion of the French people were dlsatlstled with the Republican form of government, to which they attributed a great deal of the blame for the funprepared-ness of the country for the war. Talking of this unpreparedness, Mr. Martin said France was not alone In this respect, as it was an open secret that Great Britain was in much the same position. However, the factories had since been working night and day in both countries. MAGRATH IN FESTIVE MOOD Magrath, Alta., Dec. 30.-Last night in the Assembly Hail, a coiqedy 6n-titlod "The Country Minlstel-i" was given by a local company. The performance was well attended and a good time was enjoyed by all. A letter sent by Mrs. Bryden of the Bank of Montreal on May 25 last, has just been returned by thei dead letter office at Ottawa. It had been recovered from the IM-fated Empress of Ireland, and the contents were still In good condition. The festive season has been well enjoyed by all in the tOwn, dances and shows filling up the time each night, and sleigh riding during the day. New C,P.R. Boat The new Cana:dian Pacific steamship Metagama, sister to the Mlssan-abie, will make her initial, trip from Liverpool to St. John on .March ,26, and on her return will sail from St. John on April 9. German Official Berlin, (wireless to London 3.15 p. m.) Jan. 2.-Tlie German official statement issued today by. the army headquarters stalf sSys: "In the western theatre the enemy's attacks against our position' in and near the dunes of Nieuport were repulsed. � � "In the Argonne region we made further progress all along the front. "Pierce French atta'cks were made to the nortli of Verdun." Rylands & Co. Special Agents for LADIES' HOME JOURNAL' PATTERNS HALL & BORCHERT ADJUST. ABLE DRESS FORMS NEMO CORSETS WHOOPING COUGH SPASMODIC CROUP ASTHMA COUGHS BRONCHITIS CATARRH COLDS _ Eltim - ^ A timole, safe �nd effectlve-treiCment.iroldlRS drugs. V�porliedCrMolene stops theparaxrims of Whooping Cough and relieves Spaimodlc Croup ai once. It Is a boon to aulferera from Asthma. ThBalrcQrrylngthe�nt/septiov�por,In haled with every breath,----- - makes breathing easjr; soothes the sore throat and stops the cough, assuring restful nights, hit biTaliuble fa ciatbtn with Toanc cbiMna. Send tta postal far detcrivtive boakltl � OLD BY DRUOOiaTK VAPO-CRESOLENE CO. U.�iiBiMile.BH�.,IHeali-'| DANCE ONLY WITH KHAKI London Womefi Are Boycotting Men Not In Uniform London.-Cupid may yet be - responsible for bringing more men to the colors than the British recruiting' officers believe possible. This time Cupid works through the boycott and tango. In the last few days, 'with many officers back from the froiit on furlough, after-dinneV dances have been resurhed -witir- a vengeance. In tact, it was really the de-hiahds of these . off leers to have dances that ,some leading hotels resumed them; again after an entire absence of; such, amusement since' the first week of the war, and hertj enters Cupid and.the boycott, for scores of women refLvse'. to. dance with anyone not^iin: 'khaki;: or with one who cannot shp'vy .good cause for being otherwise dressed. As s consequence, na^Tiy; civilian dances are doomed to lonesome evenings during Yuletlde. Military names have been given to some dances, such, for instance, as the "Jack Johnson Glide." FIRST POSTMASTER DEAD �Vi^m. Bannerman, Calgary's ^ first postmaster, died at Riverside, Cal. PURITY-QUALITY-FLAVOR BAKER'S eOCOA Possesses All Three It is absolutely pure, conforming to all Pure Food Laws. It is of high quality, being made from choice cocoa beans, skilfiilly blended. i Its flavor is delicious, beca'use it is made without the use of chemicals, by a strictly mechanical process that perfectly preserves the appetizing NATURAL flavor cif high-class cocoa beans. MADE IN CANADA BY WALTER BAKER & GO. Limited MONTREAL, CANADA EsTABLnuED 1780 DORCHESTER, MASS. ;