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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 6, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta MARKETS May wheat............. 156% May oats............... May flax............... 18D WEATHER 38 Low IB Foi'ccacl: mild VOLUME VIII. LETHI1KIDGE. ALBEHTA, SATURDAY, NUMBGH -IS GREATEST RUSSIANS- French Artillery in Woevre District Win Distinct Advantage ENEMY BALLOON ALSO DESTROYED IT'S A BOY, IT'S A BOY" SINGS GRANDPA WILSON Paris, Feb. French war of- fice lliis afternoon gave out a report, on the-progress of the fighting which reads as follows "N'o infantry engagements have been reported as having occurred during, Ihc of Feb. 5. "From Arras to Helms there iverc I artillery engagements that resulted satisfactory to There lias been no i change in the situation in. the vitiu-- ity of Pert-lies anil'MaSEiges." "In the Argonne, and in the Woevre j French artillery yesterday dispersed convoys of the enemy and; set fire lo'a convoy train of 2n wa-l j "There hns been nothing to report] fromfhs rest of the front. brought; down a captive balloon behind the t (ierman lines at a point to the north-( oast of Sonmies." DESTROY GERMAN SUBMARINE BASES I London, Pet. western war; zone has seen practically no change; during the week, but there are many reports of rjerman preparations for j renewed activity in Belgium. j The German threat oi a submarine] blockade may he a fact, lor in this situation, the theory is being advanc-) ed that Germans expect the' allies-to-'attempt to force them hack from the coast, destroying their sub- marine base.' GERMANS IN SUPREME ATTEMPT TO BREAK THROUGH TO WARSAW ARE HURLED BACK-FRIGHTFUL CARNAGES I llio llns is oml ol tin SiMII ;ill iulVrnal con llif Ijjiyoiiolj sinus cnicrji' liacl t'JHi'oncl lorr cli. I'resli stroke1 in region of the rivers um verv U'real luillles uf the war. Tlic tcrrilic lacks came to a climax hy noon on ion of sliolls. poinl-lilank .slau.U'lilcr il I lie overhiiii.u'iiiQ; of poisonous chemie.i victorious and charged across Iliree lines iliem.selvcs after fSinnlay's ireinendous liir slnio-o-lo raging in makes if clearer that urv of the inces- y when from the Ity rifle five and smoke. Ihc Ens- .TG tlie Ml RELEASE Herman Elmer of Michel Union Interned at Vernon as Alien Enemy TALKED AGAINST WAR Herman Elmcv, oi ivlichcl, well known to every mine worker in Sou- thern Alberta, is repining in Vernon jail as an alien enemy as' result ot NO NEUTRALITY FIRST GRANDSON President Wilson lias just been permitted to hold liis fir-L griinrls "the 'Wlllte House the son oC .Mr. and -Mrs. Sayre. H Is nvident that the cares of conti'Ribiind merchant Ehlpb and neutrality are forgotten GAS STRUCK IN OIL WELL AT FOREMOST Gas has been struck at a depth slightly over 200 feet at the well United Oils property in 5-10. Estimated quantity and pressure are at present unknown, but it is generally thought that what is known as a "pocket" hac been tapped. The wireless operator arrived Sunday and the apparatus will soon be In.commiMion. Calgary capitalists'Interested in1 this company also arrived here Tueeday and are touring the neighborhood, presumably search of more oil prospects. Macleod Youths Want to Enlist in Mounted Squad having uttered -remarks at the begin- ning of tlie war to ttt: efiect that all working men should lie against war. Klmer, who was secretary o[ Mi-, chel 'Miners' Union, is German, and now the United Mine Workers moving Heaven and earth to Maeleod, Alta., Feb. Par- ry, recruiting officer for tlie' abth Bat- talion, C.E.F., n'ao ir. town on Thurs- uorning for the purpose "of en- g recruits in the 50th Battalion. havelwnly four men in an appearance and of tins number two were turned liberated. It is likely his casi will come before "Uie United Mini Workers' convention which opens here The February 15. The District Ledger, i bably official mouthpiece of the Miners' Un- dents in District No. IS, has this to Kay about the case Herman Elmer is a well known member of lie United Minor Worka-s ol America, and secretary oi the Mi- chel Local Union iiu British Columbia. Previous to the outbreak oi war he was well Imown in the Crow's Meat 5 Pass District for his anti-miliUrist: views. Not anti-militarist insofar as it applies to any one country, but in the international sense. When the war broke" out he realized that beinu; ot licrman origin" did not make his sit- uation any less delicate, and from all reports was careful in his utteranc- es. But' at one of the local union BRITAIN HAS meetings he reiterated his belief that the working class of all nations should .be opposed to war. In doing so be was.not saying anything out- rageous, moreover, relied upon pledge ol secrecy which members oi the. mine workers taken when tboy join the union not to reveal any- thing said in meeting. But some member, who had lost respect ipr his obligation, evidently went out and reported what Elmer had said. This was the charier which the authorities had. been waiting for. Elmer was at- reBtwd'and taVen to Vernon jail as an alien enemy, where he has heen in- terned tever since. The mine workers have taten the matter up with the Department of Militia, which has re- down. The small number attending is pro- due to the fact that the rcsi- are waiting to c-nrol in the Mounted Souadron here, the recruiting [or 'n-hich starts on .Monday next. The nnmes of Ihc two men accepted are James G. Graham- and Walter Crow- son. Mr. Graham is a rancher in the Mud Lake diBtrict, and is an old army man ot considerable experience, hav- ing a erred 27 years in the Royal -Mini- ster Fusiliers, from which regiment he retired with the rank of qunrter-mas- ter-sergeant. He has seen consider- able acttvo service, and paseesses medals for the Burma, Chitrul and South African campaigns, as well as (he long' service medal. BULLETIN Ottawa, Feb. was an- nounced today that H.R.H. the Duke of Connaught has decided to visit Win- nipeg and inspect the members of the second contingent before they leave for the front. The Governor-General will be attended by n brilliant staff and will be in Winnipeg, according to present arrangements, by Monday the 15th of the month. FRENCH BLOCKADE ANNOUNCED NOW Berlin, Feh. blockade of the French coast was decreed today by the German Admiralty, following the announcement oi' the ulocltado of (lie British Isles yesterday afternoon. MEN GERMAN CHARGE General Mac ken sen made this cru- n! effort on Wcdnecdrv morning by swiftly forcing a picked army of 000 men, taclced up by nearly six hun- I drcd nuns of all calibres, pouring s'lsM wjtljout cessation inta a cor.ipp.r- i atively open nap of country, six miles j wide, which .has for its msin a dcsertetJ distillery on tlie north, near Gumine, and in the south, near Bolimo, the large manor house of Wola Szyd- j lowleckn, :n v.-oodsd park. PRUSSIAN GUARDS AS LAST RESOnT Throughout their advance the Ger- mans maintained a nurricane of shrap- nel over the well-concealed Russian shelters. Manv of the enemy's guns fired shells'charged wKh suffocating gases, which caused burninj pains to the eyes. But the Russians withstood all this murderous business rc- ;-nalned unshaken, even when the Prus- sian Guards we're brought up fresh frarn i_owici. RUSSIANS .TURN TO MAKE CHARGE When. the German supreme elfOrt was spent, the Russians rose up through the smoke and doubled for- ward upon the jgw broken nround the distillery, when', the Ger- mans hnrl been workinq fifcy machine guns. The Russians captured 15, and a dcsptrztc cloae quarter fioht ensued, GERMANS LOSE KILLED Meanwhile the Russians at the southern end of the battle front found a weak position in the German line, and throunh this they poured into the at Wbia Szyaiowiscka. About half and hour later, the Ger- man were driven some distance south west from the mansion, leaving thous- ands of dead. They lost about killed in this six-mile battle. .-INITIATIVE PASSES TO THE RUSSIAN'S London, his chosen ground, lo.'the west of Wfirsaw, Gen- eral vou Hindu n burg, the German, com- mander, is continuing- his nosMy !ung- PS to break through to the Polish cap- ital. At the same time the Russians, farther to the norih, have pressed for- ward, and after crossing the Bzura River, they are seriously threatening the Germans vviih nn outflanking movement. Tlnis-anoilmr sfreat battle for War-] saw is on, involving, perhaps, a great-1 cr loss of life than any other conflict in tlie war. The issue is still unde- cided, but the Russians claim that tho initiative has passed to al- though fur til er furious German attacks are expected. Across Cruiser a Wreck EDMONTON PAT KILLED AT FRONT HOW THE RUSSIANS ARE OUTFLANKING THE GERMANS Tlie Russians have crossed tlie south side of Uie river and reached tf point .northwest oE Vlqcalavek.. They have Lorn up tlie railway reeding Uie great. German army at Sochatzov.- and Bolluiow which, beinpf outflanked, Ims tried to break through the centre1, towards Warsaw, but failed. TEN KILLED WHEN 165 ENTOMBED IN MINE Fayetteville, W. Va., Feb. 6. One hundred and sixty-eight men were entombed in the mine of ine New River Coal Co. at Carlisle, near here, by an explosion today. All but ten succeeded in making their way to the surface. They reported that six of the men in that section wnsrs the sxpicsicn occurred had "been killed but they knew nothing of the other four- Rescue parties were at once organized to search the NOTHING DECISIVE IN CARPATHIANS The more-, complex anil sLrategically importunt struss'e in the Carpathians dragging ou without any decisive turn. Broadly speaking, it in tha western half oT the battle region (lie Russians waking pro- gress, while in the eastern half they appear Lo have fallen back 1'rom the Lupkow nnd Beskid passes on prepar- (Continued on Page Warner Ewe Sets New Record With Four Wee Lambs London, Kcb. Despatches [rom Cairo indicate that the Turks who attacked Uie Kuez canal were tlic advance contingent oE three col- umns which are struggling across tlio desert. Main bodies ol the invading armies should soon he heard irom. J-VP CRUISIill COMPLETE WRECK San Diego, Feb. Japansse cruiser Asama, which struck an un- chartered rock oJT the ivestern cnast of lower Calil'ornia, according to in-, formation reaching here today, is a complete wreck. Two U. cruisers are reported to be standing by tlio vessel and Japanese warships arb speeding to it. to assist th3 crew. ANOTHER EDMONTON PAT KILLED Toronto, Ont., Feb. cable re- ceived this morning announces the death oi Lance Corporal Roger C. Pcpler, of the Princess Patricia's, Wlied in aclion in tlie trendies on January 2-i. tie was years ot ago and a son oi the late Irwin E. Pep- Barrit, Ont. He enlisted at Eit- mc-nlon. Won Both Debates from Clares-. holm Last of High Order MEET NORTH TEAMS NEXT: Tlial tlic in holding Department of Education the inlet-scholastic ile-: hates, have met with favor from tlit educational stand-point, as well as the public, has been clearly shown ia: (lie way in which tlie debates hare' been carried on during this season. The debate last night in the Central: school auditorium eclipsed all others, lieing a most interesting and contested argument. Tlltj spacious 'hall was filled with an appreciative audi- ence who listened to the various speakers and were very much in. doubD- to the C'utcomc of the debate [rom- 1hc start. The Claresholin Agricultural High .school sent down two of their ablest. jn A stern aml c Carney, who put up a splendid argument in the record either. A Merino negative of. the subject, "Resolved, John JlacKay ot Warner, 'hat Canart.a shoulrt tlio Aus-, tralian system of compulsory mili- .tarjl unable to GERMANY WILL NEUTRAL SHIPS CARRYING WAR SUPPLIES TO ALLIES UNDER ARMS London, Feb. ;5. Tho army esti- mates, to which Parliament de- vote the first part cf next week's ses- sion, give the number of effective men In the army, exclusive of those serv- ing In India, at three millions. NEW HEAD FOR U.K.K. HOTEL' SYSTEM MonLreal, Feb. L IHuich- inson, manager of the Windsor Hotel, has resigned his position and will be- come, head ot tho C.P.R, hotel system in succession to Hayter Reed. Feb. German embassy declined in a state- ment issued today in regard to Uie decree placing t-hu waters around tlie' British Isles ami the war zone, that; Germany "does not intend to molest' nr seize American vessels laricn with; loodstufls fur the civil population ol pnemy countries." SWEDISH I'HESS VERY INDIGNANT Stockholm, via London, Feb. fi. Indignation is expressed by the Swed- ish press because ol Germany's pro- clamation relative to a blockade of tlic British Isles. The belief is ex- pressed that it will result in Iho government making a pro Us t to Ber- lin. The Da gens KylieLcr, which is in 1o the North Sea caused annoyance, close touch with ths foreisn dp- uiit it guarantied traffic would be clares Knglaiul's regulation in regard safe on certain routes. 'LATEST DEVELOPMENT Southern Alberta nailed up another j recoril the other day. It wasn't "wether" owned br broke every recced Ever, heard IhiR country, 'by giving birth to four Messrs. C. Frier and.J. Wood, line little lambs ThG incident occur- took the affirmative for the local 'red on Jannarv 31st, at JlacKay's high school. The debating was of Iho. hiehest order. The practice that the camp east or Earner. The lambs came are oMainfn6 [rom these unexpectedly, and were born right out debates is proving very as on the open prairis, which was was clearly seen that at all time's !ered with snow, and they all 'died speakers' were riglit at home-on; be the platform and Mat lugliest marks toth Ca5es were given for llt.port-- plied that it sees no reason to advise expressing rthc internatlona the release of Elmer, but that one ofiitarist views endorsed by the Ihc officials of the department bjncr, its ioundtition. iV coming .west sometime and will look 1 There seems no reason other the matter then. Mean- the general one he is of German while'the executive committee of tlie birth why he should be detained. B. C. Federation of Labor, acting 1111-1 specific charge of attempting to der the Instructioiis of the convention'suarte anyone froni'joining the Cana- til last.: week, will make representa- dlan contingents, or anvthins WASHINGTON GOVERNMENT IRRIGATION goyMnment with view like that is'laid against him, and he lo aecur'inR the release ol should be given his'liberty at least un- fnxn the Foder-