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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 28, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta tJAGfeFOIJR THB LETHBRIDG^l^ DA.rLY "lIEIkALO THURSDAY^ jrANI7AR^8� 1915 %cthbxibQC Iberalb [ Xetl)bui60e, Hlberta DAILY AND WEEKLY UBSORJPTION RATES Dkilr, dellyerea. per yeftr...... I*.00 IWlr. by mail, per year.....*- �� RfKkly. by mall, per year.^.  l.M TELEPHONES esstlMSS Offloe.......... J�2 �dttorlal Offloe.............. W. A. BucTianah *6Tib Tormnc* Managing Director Business Manager THE WAR SITUATION TODAY Furious efforts on the part 6t the enemj' to effect important captures, or to materially advance his frodt in West Flnndefs and' Northern France, as a 'birthday gift to the Kaiser yesterday, have failed in their results. Notahly has this heen the case round Ypres, the occupation of which has heen importunately urged on his commanders soihatfliD war lord may bo in a position to . proudly proclaim: "All Belsiuia is " mine," The heroic defence of this town and the line barring the -way ^ to the Channel ports has been too much for the fierce onslaughts of the Teuton. Similar fighting has heen going" on in the ricinity of the "canal townV of Lffibassee, in France, and the -Allies are apparently aiming at re-possesa-ing tills importatit railway centre. The Germans here claim a partial victory, declaring that fhey have captured the -\llies' trenches on the south of the canal. �. � in Poland it is reported that a battlQ has faSen place between the 'Russian and German forces, and that the enemy being defeated at Mla.wa retreated towards Soldau, within -tha boundary of East Prussia. The, deadlock along the three rivers tributary to tlie Vistula by Warsaw still continues, and no - further advance to-'ward* the Pol'sh capital has  been made possible for the enemy. iff FIGHTING HUMANITY'S BATTLE, TOO The British sailor is humane; the German sailor is not humane. When the German fleet defeated the ships commanded by Admiral Sli" Charles Craddock no attention was paid'to the �.liuman beings Btruggling in the sea; they passed through' the floating- bod' .les as though they were cakes ot ice. That is the German way. No so with the British tar. The H&w York World Is authority tor the statement that in tUe naval Ibattle off the FalMaad ^Islands, when the German squadron ; fflraaypracticaUy wiped oiuit, the cruiser � iDresden escaped destruction because Hxer .pursuers suspended the diase long enough to pick up the survlvora of the Nnrnberg^ which had been "Bunk iby the British gun fire. We do not look for much evidence of humanity in the time of struggle between rival nations, but it cheers us all to kiiow that iJritaln bas men fighting its {battles .who care-for their fellowmen; even though they, may;be enemies. The action of the men of ithe British light cruisers in stopping to pick up survivors from the Blucher on Sunday, until attacked iby German aircraft, bears ' out "what we ha^e said, and furnishes the contrast we have tried to convey. and then to thread a way through the ftjines-^ftny one 6t -wJtilcb:.; fesplodltyt tfligW: have meant the end-and raise the periscope near the TVirklah vessel, lying oil unconscious of the nUno-field, "taKe tho "bearings and launch the torpedo." Jt is because Britain has men of the Holbrook tyoe fighting for It upon land and sea that victory must ultimately rest upon its arms. These men are serving voluntarily and enthusiastically. They are not forced to fight. Tliey are flghtibg because Britain is wbrth fighting tor. The Germans put & whole lot ot misguided faitb in their boasted Zeppelins. Commander Hewlltt, who par-tl'cipated in the Cuxhaven Christmas Day raid.-chnracterizes,them as bags of wind or -wonls to that effect. He flew alongside one of them and It was quite .harmless to Injure him. The Zeppelins live up to the German reputation-Alright. One thiog that can be said about Vice Admiral Beatty: he doesn't blow his 'own horn. Sunday's naval battle, according to his first report, was simiply a day's work, one German raider being put hors de combat Bye wltiieas' sftories just coming to light tell a whole lot more. The Blucher was sunk and tlie fast wing of Tii> pltz*^ aggregatiop will decorate tlie hospital for a good many months. Guess Britons needn't, fear while such men as Seatty are at the helm. P ICKED UP IN ASSING. �. FOR THB BUSY >tAN If, as it appears, the choice ot a chaplain to jfeo with the Alberta boys in the second contingent falls on Canon McMlllen, there wlU .be pleasure alronnd, except In the case ot his congregation who will be sorry to see him fo and whom he will be sorry to leare. Canon MoMlllen Is eminently fitted for the post. He knows men, he is a lover of athletics, and will command the respect , of the men with' Whom he win !be associated. Lethbrldge will be proud U he Is chosen. - ' HOLLBROOK'S V. 6. When the history of this war is - WT-itten there will be many notable deeds of bravery rec.ordei^, but prob-aibly none will compare with the oon^ dujct of Lieutenant Commander N. X>. HoUbrook, .the commander of submarine ll...which entered the Dardanelles on Decemiber 13th, and after diving under five rows of mines, succeeded- in torpedoing the Turkish battleship Messldyah. In respect of this daring exploit the naval correspondent of the Ivondon Times sayo: � "The most striking circumstance in connection with this fine feat of seamanship and courage-IS the negotk)-tlon of the mine fields, five rows of which Llwit. HoVbrook riassed under in taking B 11 to-lhe place where she found her: quari^. The under-water s'avigatlon 'of the Dardanelles is made most perilous and difficult by the Bwlft currents Which sweep through the straits,'andi striking the various projecting points are turned into, eddies and -whirlpools. Under such^con-ditions to. tipc^ the submarine, bli^d as she Is, and teel her away along Hon. Dunoan Marshall handed out some ^lain truths about the back to the land movements just now-so pop-iilar. Back to the land Is a phrase that rolls on the tongue and Ucklea the fancy, but If anyone imaBlned that thg life of a farmer Is a sinecure, a "backs to the land" job, all he needs to do is to take a alx months' course in the school ot hiird knocks. Being hired man lor Blx months will tumliih the proof of the pudding. But, aiind, we're not knocking the back to the lani mo-vemiBnt. We jUst want people to realize what Ifcimeans before they try it. We don't want them to think eveirthing is rosy and then find themselves knocks Ing the country stx months, hence,be-, cause there are thorns .&mong the roses. ' QOD SAVE THE K(NG. His :MajeBty departed from Sand-rlngham a lev hours before the arrival of the German air raiders. 0^ iedfun Schimpps Aromatic Schiedam tonic enetglser for the -vital organs. tm�t-UtU all UtUh mti ItUaUStpnt. m For shBTpeoing the appetite and stimulate _.ing:th� digesdve organs you will find the (bottom of the sea, evading ihe nothing to eqaal Wolfe's Schnapps. Take moorin�B ^t,' the mines,, is. a; . task :lti�a.a.ftoddyf' with hot water, sugar and which tew .yrould care to attempt, lemon .and a, wjneglMsfiil of WoUefg. You Not only oaflstlon and daring, but j will find Wolfe's Schnapps the gxeateal nerves of steel are Teqi; - ^ - : 'The significance of the action Is i#eU Indi'cated in the press by several yell krfoyn-naval orttlEs.' 'Mr; Arohl-|�ldiHBttrd,_ writing In the Dally Tele-graiphiia the course of a long article ton tae exploits !ot the B 11 says: � ''TBeisijSiil'lfl^qe ot. the' Incident lies m tlie ftwt that' this young ofBcer probalfajy ^jjlanned- 'the exploit veeks agtf.-'stxidledjlie chart, and conslderti! all tlx^'.;rf>aiioeB' ot auctess, 'carefully iWr�ri)aijl^'^' tbf entriace to,4Jje Dkr^ ^�"lellep must iar^ beeh a memorable . *^fJi^^f,\for th^-,B"ft;iB-id.Bin�l -and ;j�.coiB�9rta'5slg^ Lt.-Col. Jas. H. Bredin ot Cotn-i^rall, Is dead, aged 74v ". airs. Blaket,-wlKr dl�d-at Aldet-vlUe, near Cobourg, claimed to have been one huiidrod and fourteen ycari "^Ne^on McRae, gehotal merchant, died al Wypbridge yosleMfty, at 76. He was postmaster from 1875 until 1912. Rev. \Vm. Wilkinson, Methodist minister at Courtland, Out., has resigned to go into active military service With the Canadian cotttlngent. Two hundred and seventy-^flve bags of floux wore shipped from Belleville, as a donation ttom BelWvlUe Sunday schools, fot rsliei o! Bolglte wtugeM and suilorcts. The Cobourg Dyeing company has just completed flhishlne about 30,000 blankets- for the French and British armies. Orders axe expected also for the Russian Government. Dennis Donovan, a Gleicheti rancher,.-Was found guilty ot stealing cattle and sentenced to seven years in the penifentiary.' The parliament ol Iceland, 34 o! �whose 40" members' are ' elected by popular sultrage, has passed a mea-suxp. forbidding the sale of alcoholic liquors. Rev. Canon Powell, of Windsor, N. S., may become Bishop of Ottawa since Bishop Thornloe who was originally chosen, has been asked to remain in charge ol the diocese of Al-goma. - , Rev. Henry Gracey, minister ot St. Andrew's Presbyterian church in Gan-anoque lor S7 years, and 50 years in the ministry, will tender his resignation to the ICingston Proibytery in March. The Dresden Board ot Educatloft has engaged the services o� Miss Mo-Leod, of Brighton, Oht., as classics teacher at the Dresden Higji school. Miss Mcl/eod is.successor to-Miss F. M. Webb, M. A., Who has accepted a position at Macleod, Alta. A prisoner in Austrian Silesi�, at the small town of Tosohen, ibout 60 miles southwest otCtiCow, ' in the heart of the Wat zone, Is the predicament of Prof, aisd Mrs. W. J. Hose, ot'Winnipeg. ' AU trograd. fhe princess is a Russian ( Woiiian who volunteered to setve as a nurse in the hospit*! operated by the AatrlcahSi John Willifttn> GuHand, Junior lord of the treasury, has been appointed parliamentary secretary .to t-he trea-sitty in succession td th^late Percy Ho den lUifagsworth. Mr. Gulland is a member of parliament from Dumfries and has been the Scottish whip in the lower house since 1909. The London Morning Post's Washington correspondent-states that New Yorli bankers hear that a loan ot $100,000,000 will be made by United States interests to Canada. In deference, to President Wilson's wish that United States bankers 'should not float loans to, any European belligerents; the transaction will be so arranged as not to conflict with the President's Idea of neutrality, so that really and directly the Canadian Govemiiieiit will he the borrower. The Military Department and the Dominion Government have asfJigned Hon. Wallace Nesbitt, ICC, %o defend Corporal Kayo and PriViites Mc-Intress and ICingsman, charg'iid with manslaughter in shooting . the two dliek hunters, Smith and Dorsch of Buffalo. The trial will, therefore, witness the unique experience of the Dominion Government defending and the Provincial Goyermnent prosecuting a criminal case. Rev. Arthur Maxson Smith, president of the Pacific coast Unitarian conference and former pastor ot the First Unitarian'church, Berkeley, -was made defendant in � divorce suit filed iby his wife, Mrs. Sarah Bixby'Smith, who accuses the pastor of leading a double life and named Miss Alice Oif-fen of Los AiigeJes as cc^respondent. Mrs, Smith:s complaint Is based on reports of -detectives. Mrs. Smith is tie daUghterof the latfe" Lloyd Bixby, millionaire mining man. She'aSkg tot the custody of their five minor children. m We'll wait for daddy, c h ild re n-r^he. loves FRlf'S chocolate* too' mak^s every Ghdcolate Cake a triumph. Daddy, kiddies, jruests all alike enjoy its puri^ and its rich, healthful flavor. Even inexperienced housewives get perf e german action makes than they would buve to par fot do&l, ibut they ats ate6 forced to pay In addition whatever ! neeesMry to maintain the families Who have Ibeen put out of empioyment because gas IB being used. There doe* not seem to tte aaytktng very logical in thegituatlon and Lethbrldge people have just about reached the oonolUilon that they are not acting wisely. There li to ^be a maaa meeting, and men who know and ttibr-bughly understand tho -sltuatlba aro to place the facts before the dtlaeaa. It would ooeaslon no Burptiae If LMlt-bridge became a 'Coat city again. John iLee, ex-M.P.P., former warden of Kent county, le dead, aged 70 yaaia. THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMENCE AUKAMDBR LAIRO. Cmml MiuMgM' ' JOHN AIROl Aa�'( V. C. B|K>WN. SuiMriatndmt < CMtral Wi CAPITAL, $15,000,000 ^RESERVE FUNDi S13,500,000 BANKING BY MAIL A^ecpunts i^i!iy|be opened at every branch of The Canadian Bmk of t^omineroe t9 be operated by mail, and wUl receive the tame careful atteptiot^ as is given to all other departments of the BInk's bi|$}ness;''Mohey may be deposited or withdrawn in thi� way as salis^t(^y:^/:Jtiy a personal visit to the Bank. ^ 1 ![e Branch--R T. B ;