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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 8, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta WEATHER High Low Forecast: Fair; mild VOLUME VIII. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1915 NUMBER 49 TURKS ROUTED AT SUEZ-C At Bagatelle Feature of Fighting Along the West Front BRITISH LOSSES .London, Feb. 8, 3.30 mier Aequlth, speaking in the of Commons today said that British casualties in all ranks In the woitern arena of the war, from the beginning of hostilities to February 4, amounted to ap- proximately men. Thii includes killed, wounded and missing. FRENCH MAINTAIN THEIR POSITIONS the this office Paris, Feb. report 01 progress of the war given out afternoon, by tho French war follows "From the iea to the Oifce Mien was an artillerj- duel yesterday of considerable violence in tliu vie! ot Gu'inphy: to t.hr. west of Latassce. "To the 'southwest of Carcncy, we were successful.in the surprise attack on a German which had beeu blown vip by. one oE our mines. The defenders ot the position wore cither killed or taken prisoners. "On the Aisue front and in Oham- pagne, yesterday, saw an intermittent bomhardmeat. The accuracy o[ our artillery ftre was evidenced at seveL'al places. To the west o[ HU1 191, north of MaGSiges, one bstteriee checked an attempted aMaeJc on tiie jwrt of the rncmj'. "In the Argonoe a German attack in the direction of Fontaine Madfltnq was 'repulsed. At Bagatelle a violent infantry engagement was started by the 'Germans" .and goibg .on aiJicc. yesfbcntay morning. Accortlntg (to latest reports all our positions ,TWB maintained. 'Mt-of "tbe front there is T .GERMAN OFFICIAL "Berlin, Febl'S, Wireless .to Lon- don, p. wur department Uiis afternoon give out an official statement which reads "The fighting for car" positions south of the Canal and of continues. Part of tho short trench nakvn by the enemy has been recaptured, "In the Argonne we wrested from our opponents. a portion of their for- tafied- positions, otherwise there has been DO change of importance in this legkra. George Bone is Alive and Well; Had Feet Frozen Word has reached members oE the "Gallic" football team here, that star centre for- ward, is ali'e and well. Bone left LettbLidge with the first to-jom his regiment, the famous Black Watch. He was through many' encounters with the Germans, and according to accurate information was among .the missing. )n a letter to bis legni-mafres, received on Satur- spent Christ- FOR13IHC1R. Lethbridge Men Like Mounted Regiment Frayne One of Number-Most of Men to Train at Cardston V V V CHANCE LEFT YET Any good meu'wlio sLill Want io Join the 13th Canadian Rifles, arc requested to get in touch, with C. H. De- vine, 'phone 366, as there nre Goma positions yet to [ill. Western., ..boys prefer service in mounted Tnat 'waa yery evi- dent: hare oa Saturday, when the r'tne 13th Canadian Mount- ed Bifi as "was completed. .A. round hundred Lethbrldge men joined the rcglrcent, which IB iindar Lieut-Col. rCenomls of Plneher Creek, the ma- jority, however, who enlisted here be- ing attached to squadron, un- der 'Major Bro'tvn.ol Cardetoc. When all had been sworn In, and stood at eaie .awaiting the roll-call, Swift, who was forerly L member of the .Lethbridge Police 'orce, called out, "All men who want :o train at Cardatoo, step into the road." Every man lined up for the iouth town. Col." Kern ml a needed a few, htfwever, at Pincher Creek, so 27 men were selected. They left ear- ly for Pincher, while 63 will train In Curdnloo, most of (hem uavfoff ieft oa Saturday af- ternoon for that point A fow remain- ed over Sunday, and will leave tonight. Seven N.C.O.'s have already been giv- en provisional appointments, and oth- ers win receire tlieir rank today. With a. few to be added here and there, the total wUl he 'well .over 100. The spirit exhibited all through the recruiting, which. lasted for two days, was tie same as that wLic-h has pre- vailed on every occasion. day, Bone. mas at home" in Scotland. HIB feet; liad been frozen, and he was given leave. He expected to return to tbe j WlUm a firing and by this time is probably back in the thick oi it. There was not the iligiteat difficulty In getting the men required, and those rejected were bitterly disappointed. Training 'win commence at once. The men will bfi glvon foot drill unti The Final Scene irifthe Falkland Island Victory This photo was made from crow's riest of H.M.S. Invincible. The captain of German flagship refused to surrender. Rescue boats are seen setting out from British dread- nought Inflexable to pick up survivors who are seen swimming in the sea. The Victor saved 150 lives. GERMANS PLAYING FOR AMERICAN SYMPATHY 1HEIUSI1HA Make Exception in Favor: ef American Ships in the Blockade Want American Organization to Handle Wheat Shipped to man Explanation of Blockade London, Feb. maintaining that i' EXCEPTION FOR AMERICA Not Confirmed at Petrograd but Warsaw Seems Attacking Suez Were Plucky but Ignorant Londcn, Feb. report reached Petrograd from Warcaw yesterday that the Germans west of the Bzura and the Rawka are withdrawing to positions occupied west of Lodz in the early part oT December, and that the retirement Js the first stage of a retreat from Poland. The re- port is accepted with reserve, as there Is no confirmation by the Russian genera! staff. GERMANS SAY EAST QUIET. Berlin, Feb. official war of- fice report says "On the east Prussian southeast oi the Plain oi the Lakes, anil in Poland, on the .right .hank of (the Vistula, tlirrc have been a i few unimportant ami for us successful en- gagements oi local importance. Oth- erwise there is nothing to report from the east." TURKS WERE PLUCKY Cairo, Egypy, Feb. facts emerge from the scanty details al- lowed to reach here of the battle on. the Suez canal Tuesday and Wodnea-. day. They are that the fighting was Turk FLOATS ABOVE British Vessel Passes Through Says He Had th'e Right good deal fiercer and the Turkish 'troops were u good deal pluckier than I was at .first suspected, the Submarine-infested Area The.repulse was. complete and would n certainly have been turned-. into ,a! Under Neutral rout- hair not the obvious 0 icy been to refuse all temptations to be drawn into "dangerous and difficult operations in the wilderness.-.- London, Feb. 'news of Ihe To must be 'given' -the arrival at Liverpool under .the Ani- credit not only for having naval forces, taken IKXTI neutral ships crican flag of the Cunarti Line SS. considerable force to bear upon the neutral Hags, or take any other pre-_. means, she must mak cautions to conceal their identity" to others or the bid vhen passing through -submarine in- cficctivc. akc it apply also anil i! she has not made impossible OI- rrreat importance. point on the canal immediately ickade will be in- Ihe passage of the neutral shipping London, Feb. British steam- site the Tusun railway station, fifty ested waters. He, adds that such ser- 'ide doubtless has been given. ]ase Against Castle Hotel Hinges About That Different Opinions' ANOTHER GERMAN PROMISE Berlin, Feb. 8, by Wireless to Say- ville. Positive assurance that grain1 imported from America will not be used tor Ihe German army or the German administration given by VicE-Chanccllor Clemens Delbrucke in a_statcmcnt yesterday. To the corres- pondent of ilie Associated Press he declared the regulation which grain was imported under so that it was I subject io sale only to municipalities I for the grain monopoly organization, had been revoked by the Bundcsrath, and announced the willingness of the through the sea between Scotland and Norway, has rendered it so difficult (Continued on page The Black Watch has upheld its tra- ditions in every way since the begin- ning of the war, distinguishing itself on many occasions. Bulk Canadian Troops Already on French Soil Toronto, .Feb. special cable received here says: "Despite Oer- threats to exterminate trans- polts, the bulk ot the first contingent has safely crossed the English Chan- nel, landed at Havre, and are now en- camped or billated in or near Hoiien, which is a city oi popula- tion on the Seine'river, about 80 miles .north from'Paris; and'not lar from the port of Other dispatches tcii oi a iafKr. concentration oi British troops at or near .Boulogne, and it would seem that Britain has been pouring perhaps hundreds of thousands oi Lroops inw forms- will be on, hand days.- Many prominent c who enlisted-ou Saturday. .Two France this week. Some, time ago letters and cables received here indi- Rouen .would very prob- ablr Jie the hue .of the Canadian ex- jjedltioDary force in France. Anderion of. Raymond has returned fi'om EnilanU where he spent two IK missionary of the Church employees of the ESliion Mills, one an 18-year-old boy, and the other a mar ried man with a wife and hare been promised their positions back on their return. Fred Jowett, the 18-year-old bey, 'was. presented with a gold watch and tob by.the com- pany, and R. Carroll was told that the company would care for hla wife and family during bis'absecce. Ex-Aid. Prayna, of the 1010 council, and a candidate Tor the office of commiiB loner of public works at the-laat municipal election, was also In the.line.. 'Most of the riien are experienced riders, and many, "are real bronco buatera. Dr. R. B. C. Thomson did.raoet o'. the examining, aid very few were re- jected. LL-CoI. KemmiE, .officer, command- ing the Major S. W. Hewit- son, Major Brown, officer m man ding "C" squadrou, and Lieut. Page ot "G'r squadron, were In charge of tho recruiting. Those passed and sworn are: For "A" Squadron, Plnoher Creek T. -fardine, N. McLeod.'.I. McCulley, A. AfcRae, K. ilfcJJae flj McKlnnon, M .McNab, J. Norden, M. Pnrfltt, A. Rogers, G. Stacey L. Smith, Frank Smith W. Smith, W. Wi'laon, J. aoti, J. Watson, -Sydney Qergen; ''C. DaJns, C. Bishop, W.. Crnig, H. Prllh, W. Height, W. Hester, J. Lynch S, Hazel. For "C" Squadron Cardaton A. Forbes, J. X. 'Lawrence A. 'MartinrJ. Pork, TVRoth- Clirfit Day Saints, well, A. Roulh, R. Smith, A. fennant, City Police 'Magistrate Elton has ot yet decided whether the gunner vho was placed under arrest by Cor- poral .McKay on Friday was drunk or not. The case against Charles Han-1 seu proprietor of the Castle Hotel; -government concerning I. against the measures lal an announce e wngness o he T government to entrust the, saic of Hank Jennings rormery or the Herald Staff Hit in Action with Pats ;uch grain to an American organiza- tion for the duration of the war. By this step, he said, the absolutely non- contraband cfiaracter of such grain shipments would be established. GERMAN7 EXPLANATION Berlin, Feb. S, by Wireless to Say- yille, L. officially out today the fuil tc.vt of the "mem- orandum the imperial .G Lusitania oi the Cunard liine, killed and the remainder mnind which sailed from New York January etl or captured. At another point, out 30, and arrived at Liverpool Satur- of 100 men had undertaken the dav afternoon, flew the American Hag task of bridging the canal hardly one from tic time she passed Queenstown escaped. until she entered the Mersey. This is BOMBARDING DARDANELLES, vouched for by American passengers London, Feb. boats who'crossed on her. of the allies have bombarded. the Tha Lusitania received a wireless Turkish forts in the Dardanelles. Ac- message from the Baltic, of the White cording to an Athens despatch to tire Star Line, that two submarines had Exchange Telegraph Co., one hundred been sighted from that vessel. The and seventy-four shells were discharg- Captain of the Lusitania, in reply to ed, and two ammunition depots, weio questions .of one oi the passengers, de- set on lire, clared that he had a right to fly the Has of neutral country for the pro- tection oi neutral passengers -and mails; which his ship was carrying. After beinj; delayed by heavy- storms, which raised seas deck hiRh and injured eleven passengers, the BIG GAS WELL AT LONDON Ontario City Tickled Over-Supply of Gas at Its Very Doors London, Ont, Feb. four Lusitania on Quceristown late and fjve minion feet oC gas a day IB rrtay. 'the estimated output of a well that She cruised on the'Irish port frtr hours, and without picking retaliation "Hank" formerly of the She" cruised on the'Irish, port for has been struck in'the.vdlage of Dela- gave composing room staff of the Daily Her- i two hours, and without picking up ware, a tew miles from here. This'-ls. d later with the Al 'a pllot aS IS usua1' for L'v" considered sufficient to supply the en- v letpool at lull speed, arriving at the tlre cjty of LOIUIOD .The .well -is own- who is charged with having suffered an Intoxicated person to-be served with liquor, was" continued this morn- ing, evidence being taken all morn- ing, and the sitting adjourned until this afternoon. Mr. Hansen's case rests on the .ques- tion as to whether the aoWier 'was drunk or not, and the entire morning was occupied in argument both pro and con. No sooner would one wit- ness swear that he was drunk, than the court would reverberate with evi- dence which went to show that he was sober. Corporal McKay testified that the gunner was, according to the military idea, drunk. But there was a differ- ence between the military and civil meaning of the word. Under military discipline, a man is either sober or drunk, but the civilian construction is different. Looking at it from a civil- ian's standpoint, the gunner was merely Intoxicated, hut the Corporal on Page igainst the measures taken by Eng- enlisted, has been wounded at the linfl in violation m" international law fronl- He wenL with the Princess to stop neutral sea commerce with Pats- and his name appeared in the i_ i i CLIJUWi iuii H.I.I..I uu >.itw [Jj- Calgary, from which place channel at daybreak, with the ed Stars and Stripes still flying. According to a statement by Will Germanj'." H says "c Irwin, an American writer, the Lusi-. i list or wounded 'sent across the cables (tania carried the regulation large Am- nounce jt a London and Petrclia syndi- cate, which has leases on more than acreg In the rflatrlct. The well and experts pro- Pat's Casualties Since the beginning of the presentrlasL Great Britain has carried on a j mercantile warfara Germany Ottawa, Peb. following in a way that defies all the principles! casualties iu the Princess Patricia's if international law. it is true that Canadian Light Infantry are announc- ATTACK BY GERMANS REPULSED _. .__, that the British government has announc- ed "in'a number oi decrees that the London declaration concerning naval bythe militia department: Killed in January 2-1: Private R. C. Pepler. warfare is lo he binding On its naval '-Next of kin, 'Mrs. E.H. Brown, 107 forces, but in reality she has renounc-. Wood lawn avenue, TorouLo. cd the declaration in its most import-j January 25: John Leach. Next of ant particulars, although her own'kin, Mrs. C.Leach, 60 Hastings avenue, delegates at the London conference on Toronto. naval warfare had recognized its con-! January 2 elusions to be valid as international law; ALLEGE CONTRABAND ABUSES January 26: Private J. Melklejohn.! foreign ship of war in the c'xercise of "The British government has put a'Next-of-kin, R. Melklejohn, Myrtle some belligerent right." number of articles in the list of con- Villa, Bridge of Allan, Stirling. Scot- WASHINGTON PUZZLED traband-ivhicl) are not, _or, at: land. Next Lance-Corporal J. H. of kin, H. Murpliy, Queen's Hotel. Calgary, Alta. erican flag at her stern, with n small American flag and pennant at..her forepeak. The British merchant shipping act _ passrt in 1894 contains'the following, Colony paragraph I Are K'lled 'T[ a person uses the British -nag _ _ D and.assumes the British national char-1 London Feb., .-The Pretoria wr -n has been made the purpose at es- 15 men were made prtsonere The.Bri- oaping capture by the eneniv or by a tlsh were kllled and two wounded. A. Tanner, P. Jowett, A. Ijifferly, P. Winter, J. Lawrence, H. Lovte, T. Mc- E. Pearcy, Perkins, J. Payne, E. Pelts, M. Hbas, H. Rawlin- dage: i, T.. Simmonette, C. Stewart, L. subjected .to capture, all artic ;e; J. steward H. Thomson, W. I relative contraband intended i, are only indirectly useful for military j ..January Private Nicholson. Next purposes, and therefore, according to of kin, Nicholson, Kingaburg, Scot- the London, declaration, as well as ac- land. j cording to the universally recognized January 2G: Charles Crook. Next of rules of international lnw, may not kin, Mrs. A. .Crook, Thorn borough, designated as contraband. She Buckle, England.. has, further, actually abolished the.. Died of distinction between absolute and January 25: Private Charies Hard- tjye contraband, inasmuch as she has ing. Next of kin, Mrs. lOllrabelh icles of Harding, 546 Simcoe street. South Osh- Thomson H. Tonge, D. .Thomson, A. I many, without reference to tl-e. har- Webb, S. Weaver, J..A. Adams, J. N. bqr in they arc to he unloaded Anderson, .1. R. Bunce, W-. Hnrtlett, OI to the hostile or peaceful use R. Carroll, F. Christian, W. Colledgc, ior Ger- a'wa, Ont. A." Colledge, ,7. Campbell, F. Collins! A.- Doue'ias, L Dunk, J. Douglas, II: Dunk, A. Frayilo, C. Fletcher, J. unn, W. Granfield, Glass, W: Gale, A. (jrisedall, W. Gains. D. Goldic J. Ollkes, HameE, J. Hill Jewel. which are to be put. to "She does not even hesitate to vio- Severfily Private George Grant. Next of kin, J. Grant, Port Roy, Scotland. Private: John Cowle. In ear. late the Paris declaration, as helna-lot Sarah Cowie, Kerrobert, Sask. val forces have seized, on neutral 'Private' John Cooper, in forearm, ships, German property that, was not Next of kin, J. Cooper, 23 Wood contraband, in violation of her own. street, Princess road. Canning Town, decrees concerning-Uic London declar-1 London England. a.liqfi. She. has, further, through her on. Page Washington, D. C., Feb. authorities examined, the. U. S.. sta- tutes tc'lay following the report from London regarding the Lusitania FIRE IN MASONIC TEMPLE AT REGINA FIVE Regina, Sask., Feb. in the anrf Masonic Temple gave the T nasty fight early this morning. Dam- ages to the amount of about f 10 000 was done. Outside of the Masons, the Wilson Stationery Co suffered moat severely. Defective insulation ia tield responsible. Damage was done prin- cipally through the flood ot water. WANTED Five men are wanted for the local battery to til! places.va- cated by men who okve been dlccharged. Applications should be made at once to .Major Stewart, eer commandlna. MARQUIS OF LONDONDERRY DIED TODAY Lbndon, Fab Mar quis. of Londdnderry died tg day of pneumoDli ;