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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 4, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta t 'page four THfe LETHBRlDGls i^ttrLt RKKALD MONDAY, JANUARY 4," 1915 3Letb6riboe Hjevatb Xetbbri&ge, Hlberta DAILY AND WEEKLY � UBSCRIPTION RATES Pally, delivered, per ye�r..... 14.06 DailiT> by mail, per year..... 5y�eitly, by mall, p�r year,._. 3.00 1.00 TELEPHONES JSustnesB Office............... "63 Edlt6rlal Office ...... W. A. BucTianan fohn Torranca ManagtEg Director BuBlness Manager FIVE MONTHS OF WAR Sunday completed five months ot tli6 war, and today Uie campaign starts on Its sixth month. Except In Ihc eastern zone of the battle area, in Russian Poland, the passage of time has shown a slow ibut steady retreaf, of tlie Germans, particularly noticeable recently in western Flanders and northern France". efteoUvely answers Germany's claim fof' Ameriottb sympathy. ^Vhat he says disproves entirely Germany's appeal to sympathy, on the ground that it was combating Slavonic domination. At the commencement of the war that was Germany's outstanding claim, and It It had turned its forces towards combating the Slavonic raicee It might have retained a great deal of sympathy amongst the people of the United States. IJnfortunately for Germany, It inrided Belifium, a coun-trj- ot culture and the highest type ot civilisation, in order to destroy the French, also a race ot cultured people, closely allied to the United States. This course on the part of Germany lost it the sympathy of the mass of people of the United States. Mr. Putnam in his letter saya: The defenders of Germany have asserted that the present war was undertaken not for purposes of aggression or for the. expansion ot the empire, but in order to defend German territorj- and the oivilisation of Europe against the risk of Slavonic domination. Something in the way of In west Flanders the enemy has been driven across the Yser, and the j foundation could have been secured strip contained by the French frontier 1 for this contention If the German on the south, the river Lys on the | campaign had been started on a dlf- ____ east, the North Sea on the west, and ferent plan and its first operations \ his 91st birthday Monday at the home Ber. Jas. Canwell, a former well-known Prosbyterlan minister In Ontario, died at Vancouver. Dr. J. M. Shaw, grand secretary' of the Masonic Orand Ijodge of Saskatchewan, has resigned, owing to fll-health. Rev, W. B. Tate of Broder-Ick, Sask., is his successor. H. W. Ftfller, who has been at the Union Bank, Plncher Greek, tot the past three years, has been transferred to Calgary. The Knights of Pythias presented him ^ith a handsome pipe and case. The new war taxes imposed on spirits, malt and tobacco last saaalon in the shape of an increase in the excise duties have apparently not had the desired effect. Inland revenue receipts for November last totalled tl>-603,676.41, as against U.965,5S3,08 for November ot 1913, or a decrease of 1361,906.67. Sir Mackenzie Bo'well, former premier of Canada, who is spending the holidays with his daughter in St. Paul, Minn., will attend the openihg session of the Minnesota legislature and the inauguration of Governor W. S. Hammond. Sir Mackenzie celebrated a line drawn from near N'ieuport through Dixmude on the north is still safe from his gTasp. In northern France the extremity of the centre of the enemy which rested at Lassigny is now apparently near Roye farther north, and his right line has been driven in eastwards from Arras to an arc-like formation going northward through Lille in France and westward between Ypres and Roulers, in Belgium, to the sea two miles further north of Nieuport tliac he was through the recent capture of St. George, a hamlet near that poit, by the Allies had been directed eastward instead of westward. Suppose, for Instance, that in place of hurling the ibulk of its magnificent army in the fierce onslaught to crush France (and incidentally to desolate Belgium, which she had sworn to protect), Germany had placed on its frontier merely an army of defence, and had utilised the main force of its great fighting machine against Russia. It seems almost certain that her position, from a military point of view would today have been very much On the centre along the Alsne the j ^ enemy still occupies the entrenched positions he retired to, north of Reims eastward to the -Mense, after the battle ot the Mame. On his left the enemy has lost ground by French advances in Alsace.  . The enemy's, campaign so far has been one of failure. On his right he has ibeen foiled in his attempt on the Channel ports. On his left on the occupation of Verdun, Toul and Nancy It is true he. has gained ground in Poland, east of the Warthe, but the endeavor to occupy Warsaw is still not only vrithout result, but there is an imminent danger to his right wing by Uie Russian victories in Galicia, and a fresh advance towards Cracow. The Kalsier's New Year's message - -to his troops contains an irony never I meant The "brilliant victories" ' he speaks of have never been able to be enforced, and have consequently been fruitless. ' His territory may be intact but he has to reckon immediately with fixe Russian forces who, in spite of the so-called Sedan administered on the anniversary of ^e day 'by General Von Hindenbhr^, at Tannenbirrg, are � Btill operating within the Fatherland In East Prussia. The third failure 'before Warsaw again may see a rejieti-tiou of the result of the second In the Russians advancing westward to their old position at Kolo tJireatenlng Po-een. CANADA'S NEW KNIGHTS Very little, if any, complaint can be Ottered aibout the King's New Year honors insofar as Canada is concerned. Hon. George H. Perley and Hon. Clifford Slfton are well worthy of the honor of knighthood. Mr. Perley has "acquitted himselt well as acting Canadian High "Commissioner in London during the strentious period since the )war commenced. He will wear the new honor with dignity and credit to his King and his country. Sir Clifford Sifton is too well known to Canadian (people to require any comment on his merits. He can rank as one of the builders of Canada, especially West-em Canada, and will always 1)6 best known as the man who directed the development ot this part of the Dominion, Sir Hl S. Holt, one of the Knights Bachelor, ranks as one of Canada's lead lag financiers. He has long held a foremost place in the .commercial world. Sir William Price is a former Conservative member of the House of Commons. He belongs to an oldrQuebec family of wealth and tllstlnction. ' One of the most surprising features of the honor list Is the Baronetcy con ferred upon Hamar Greenwood, M.P. A native Canadian, graduate of a Canadian university, and for a time in the service of the Ontario government, he has made wondertu-l advancement since taking up his residence in E!ng-land. He is. a barrister, and it is agreed he has made good at the English 'bar. In politics he has come to the fore rapidly. He is understood to /be a particular favorite ofPremier .Asqulth and Winston Churchill, He lS';only forty-flve years of age aud possesses plenty of ability-and lots . of confidence and faith In himself. ,The title is hereditary. In our own Civil War, which was fought through muzzle-loaders, it was our experience that the army attacking an entrenched or even a well selected position lost, as a rule, from three to four times more men than were lost by the defending force. Today, with the rapid-firing and ' far-carrying breech-loaders, and with the much more effective artillery, the advantage for the defenders is enormously increased. It is proba/ble, therefore, than an army of 500,000 men placed on'the well-fortifled western frontiers ot Germany, -would have proved sufficient to withstand any attacking force that France alone "would have been able to bring togetlier. If France, in connection with Its obligations to Russia, and its hope of securing the return of its old provinces, had felt compelled to enter the war, it would have been under the necessity of acting as an aggressor. In this case, she could hardly have counted upon the support of England and the plucky men of Belgium now fighting for their homes, for liberty and for life, would not have placed' themselves with the enemies of Germany. Italy, which has denied any obligation to support Germany in a "war of aggreKslon," might have found it difficult to refuse aid to defend from an invader the territory of her old time ally. Under siich conditions, the Kaiser would have 'been free to carry out in full and effectively, his promise to stand in "shining armor" iby the side of Austria (which has certainly been very much in need of larger co-operation) and the task left for Russia might easily have proved too great even for her huge armies. In entering the war in this fashion, Germany would have saved herself from the acts which have breught upon her the condemnation of public opinion throughout the world. There would have (been for her no "necessity" of trampling ui>on her treaty ob ligations to protect Belgium and Lux emboure. She would not have felt driven, under the necessity of further ing the cause ot "clllvisatlon" to destroy universities and cathedrals, to bum tbwns and levy spoliation Indemnities. TTiere wouJd have been no requirement (one might perhaps better say no opportunity) for the annexation of the neutral state which she had agreed to protect-an annexa tion which will probably prove to be but a matter ot form. With a war so undertaken, Germany would have had fair claim to the support of public opinion throughout the world; aud her good name would have been preserved for the generations upon whom will rest the task of maintaining and developing the empire. Louis XIV. and Napoleon could afford to disregard public opinion, but the 20th century has arrived at�a different standard for national conduct and when the war is over, it will be realified that the world's opinion counts not only for ethics, but for the shaping of the destinies of nations. of his daughter, Mrs. J. C. Jamieson, St. Paul. The Secretary of the Admiralty has issued the following announoement: "Captain Reginald Yorke Ttrwhltt, C.B., R.N., at present Commodore 2nd Class, commanding the destroyer flotilla of the 1st Fleet, to be Commodore 1st Class in the same appointment. To date December 4, 1914." Captain Tyr-whitt gained dlstlncUon in the Heligoland tight, when he commanded the Arethusa. Lieut.-Col. R. G. Stewirt ot the 43rd Regiment, Ottawa, and Lieut.-Col.. J. A. V. Preston, R.O., of the 46th Durham Regiment, Port Hope, will command the infantry regiments to be mobilized in the Eastern Ontario divisional area tor the third Canadian expeditionary force. Lieut.-Col. J. R. Munroe of the 5th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards, will command the two cavalry squadrons. Jliss Marie Taller, pronounced by Grand Duke Alexander Mlchaelovltch, cousin to the Czar, to be "the most beautiful woman In the world," Is to be married to S. Bryce Wing, noted athlete, pololst and amateur driver. The wedding Is expected in the spring. This beautiful girl is the daughter ot Hee Taller, the famous banker, and granddaughter ot Admiral Stirling of Baltimore. Miss Taller is an accomplished horsewoman, a fearless and wonderful rider. MmiSONW.OHISE SERIO-NUMORlSr HI Famous Lecturer Known as the^^llvei Tongued Orator of the North." Dr. Matttion WUbnr Chaae U m de-�oendent from EngUah ancestors; �h� cnua to Maisachuaetti ten years ntter the landing ef tke Mayflower and who furnished one of the stgneri of the Declaration ot Independence, levernl officers of the Revolutionary war, � tew governors ot atatei and one chlel luatloe of the United States. Although of Bngliah extraction, he boasts having German, Scotch and Irish blood in hla veins, which posaibly accounts lor klB liberal Ti4W� and bread char ity. TINNED RABBIT FOR NAVY Those Aboard Canadian Ships Like Australian Dish Ottawa, Ont., Jan. 2.-A new dish has been added to the menu ot the Canadian navy. It comes from Australia, where they have made some progress In naval matters. The Australian navy, which has done such good work In the war. Is Britlih-bullt and manned, but the Australian rabbit is a native product. After being caught, skinned and boned and cooked, it is put up in tins, and the Naval Service department has purchased a large consignment of these tins for consumption on the Niobe, the Rainbow and the two submarines. Fresh meat being scarce on the high seas, and there being a certain monotony in canned com beef, the tars of the navy have taken with enthusiasm to the Antipodal rabbit. They are asking for more. CHESS SERIES ENDS IN TIE Cornell and Pennsylvania Each Win 12 In 16 Games New York, N.Y., Jan. 2.-Cornell and Pennsylvania were tied for the championship when the I6th annual tournament of the Intercollegiate Chess league closed today. The Rice trophy will be given over to the custody of the Phlladelphlans tor six months and will spend the other six months of the coming year in Ithaca. The final scores: Cornell, won 12 and lost 4; Pennsylvania, Von 12, lost 4; Brown, 'won none, lost 16. The championship has been won by Pennsylvania seven tnmes and by Cornell six times. Pennsylvania tied with Brown In 1906 and Cornell In 19n. Dr. Mattlson Wilbur Chase. iilhough he had been much in de-miand for addresses at conventions, etc., it was not iintil 1894 that he yielded to pressing overtures to enter the popular lecture field, to which be gave but little of his time until 1903, when he left the ministry and iias since devoted his entire time to ihe platform. Since then he has appeared upon hahdreda of the larger courses and Chautauquas In nearly all the states east ot the Rocky mountains and in ths I>omlnlon ot Canada. In each ot Riieut 200 towns he has appeared from two to eight times. His voice has earned for him ths lobrlquet "The Silver Tongued Orator Bf the North." THB GREATEST STUDT OF MANKIND IS MAN." Or. Chase has besn's keen observer ot human nature and has so woven into bis "Human Interest Lectures" the observations ot bis wide and ys< ried experiences that tbsy teem with intensest Interest. The striking charaetsristlcs of his utterances are their sincerity and earnestness, which beget nbsorblng interest and enduring conviction. Ton (eel that be says things beeauscThe muBt say them-because they will out. This is the soul ot true oratory. While he does not pose as a humorist, nevertheless his lectures contain as many laughs aa those ot the protcs-lional funmakers and may properly Be termed "aerlo-humorous lectures." 'They have been pronounced "Elo-guent lutermtngUngs ot Philosophy, Wit Sentiment and Common Sense." Filled with laughter, tears and thrilU, they faaclnate the youth. In-iplre the toiler, satisfy the philoaoph< ir and charm the aesthete. Dr. Chase is a master story teller ind side, splitting anecdotes are freely Introduced, but always and only to nail" important truths; hence the popularity of these truly "Human Interest Lectures" with that man in every community who "does not like lectures." No one who enjoys a good laugh and kt the same time aomethihg to think about the next day can afford-to miss bearing him. He is the next number on our Lyceum cour.se. Hear him. A MARVELLOUS MACHINE Inventor Says It Files, Runs, Swims and Dives THE GERMAN'S SLAVONIC BOGEY George Haven Putnam, in a letter ..,'\to the -London Daily Chronicle, very Resolution of the British Empire for 1915: To bury in oblivion the aspirations of Germany world. Denver,-William A. Sharpe, a Denver mechanic, after 13 years of work and study, is completing a machine which, he says, can fly, run, swim and dive. The vehicle, a passenger-carrying machine, is designed to traverse the air, to run on land as do automobiles, to travel the surface of water, or to be used as a submarine. The Sbarpe machine will have no bulky weights, such as those used on aeroplanes, but will derive Its lifting and propelling power through the rotation ot wheels which are constructed with revolving and oacllat-ing prope'ilors. The inventor says that it will travel on the ground with the smoothness and swiftness of a racing automobile, can be shot Into the air with perfect equilibrium, poised in mid-air, or will navigate the ocean with the speed of a motor-boat, or can be used as a submarine. "I have planned to spend 110,000 on my first machine, although the cost of the machine when put on the market will not be more than a standard automobile," said Sharpe. "It will be made of pressed steel and aluminium. It will carry four passengers and 'will attain a speed of 30 to ,S00 miles an hour." The postmen off Grimsby,, in view to dominate die ''^ '"^^l appeals arising out of the war, have decided not to seek any Christmas gratuities this year. BUSINESS AS USUAL Like The Ghost,^Ve have our second M^lnd and arc going again. We iii^ant a tenant for a section of improved land. Want to trade for a Pedigreed Percheron Stallion. Want to trade for ten or more Woric Horses, and various other wants not to be advertisf^d. O. T. LATHROP 'NO PHONE. 104 SHERLOCK. WITH THE FRENCH RED CROSkS AT THE FRONT to French Red Cross soldiers are here shown lifting wounded soldiers into ambulances which have been rushed the scene of battle. AN iriFIDEL HYMNAL. When Dr. Mattlson Wilbur Chase was a young pastor In northern New York the only daughter and child of a noted Infldel in the community died. The father sent away for a noted tree thinker to deliver the funeral oration. Aa the bereft waa a man ot large means, no expense waa spared in the funoral arrangements, which Included the best quartet of singers to be had in that part of the state. When everything was In readiness the question arose as to what they should sing, and, as the only songs appropriate to the occasion, they were compelled to borrow Christian hynina. "Infldelity Has No Songs" was the theme Mr, Chase announced for the following Sunday evening, when, before an audience that packed the edl-Jioe, he offered to furnish the Infidels a book of hymns which should sound abroad the Inspiring joys of their belief; and, with apologies to Toplady, be offered the following as a sample of its contents: Dirt ot ages, dug for me. Let me hide myself in thee. Let the earth worm from thy clod And water fllterlng through thy sod-Forces which did me create- Take aud now annihilate. It is needless to add that, although the ansouuceraent made a big aensa-tioD, there has never been a demand for his infldel hymnal. During the hearing ot a judgment-summons at Cierkenwell County Court it 'was stated that this was the best year that tobacco-pouch makers had ever known. - , ... Meeting of Liber als Of Polls No. 51 to 59 inclusive, comprising the City of Lethbridge, is hereby called to be held on Monday^ January 11th ac - - - Sons ^ England Hall I Gth Street, South Lethbridge, at the hour of 8 o^clock p.m. To Elect Delegates to Attend a Convention To be held at the K.P. Hall, Lethbridge, on Wednesday, January the 13th, 1915, at the hour of 2.30 p.m., To Select a Candidate to Support the Liberal Party in the House of Commons All Liberals resident in the polling divisions as above described are requested to attend. Alternate Delegates may be elected. Proxies will not be recognized at the convention. The election of officers of the Lethbridge Liberal Association will also take place at this meeting S. J. SHEPHERD, Convener Appointed by Federal Liberal Executive for Alberta GOD SAVE THE KING ^^^^^^^^^^ ;