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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 25, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1915 THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD penmg February 26lth and 27th Our Firsi. .Showing of SPRING HATS in all the LatestColors and Style;^. LADIES KINDLY INVITED TO INSPECT SAME. UMninierj 516 Thii'd Avemie Hill liloek THE GERMAN DRIVE INTO RUS-SIAN TERRITORY VS.- Ladies Are Invited To Attend Our cry (iipmig WHEN WE WILL SHOW THE SEASON'S NEWEST SHADES AND STYLES Sixth Street South 0pp. Bank of Montreal The Germans are jjressing Boutliward trom Rast Prussia and eastward into i Russian territory. Tl\o Russians Ba.v I tlieir forces are retiring to tlie Nie-I men river defences, but at L,ycl5 and , Ravgrod severe tigliting is still In ' progress. JiJvidently the troops on one side or on both are surrounded liere in a general mix-up NERLICH CASE GOES TO 'I'nronto, Feb. 2-1.-When [. F. HcU-muth, K.C., counsel lor Emil Ner-lich, asked to have ilie case in which he, a Toronto German, is charged with conspiracy to commit an indictable oHonce, talien from the .jury, his Lordship Chief Justice Mulocic considered there was sullicient evidence to continue the case. Crown Counsel E. A. Duvernett delivered a strong address to the jury in which he declared the evidence showed the prisoner had been guilty f)f treachery to Canada and that private letters from him had gone to Germany outside the regular channel. Evidence also showed, he declared, that a German soldier was in his pay as manager of a company in Berlin and that this soldier received private information regarding conditions in Canada. The case goes to the jury this afternoon. WE TAKE PLEASURE IN ANNOUNCING THE FIRST VIEW OF OUR EARLY SPRING OPENING. SHOWING ALL THE LATEST PATTERNS, INOLUDINa THE Gage Hat WE CORDIALLY INVITE ALL THE LADIES TO ATTEND. Febraary 26th and 27th Miss Tilney 817 Tliird Avenue South Lethbrid^e OF UPHEt London, Feb. 24.--.\ction taken by Grand Z, in reference to Alberta Masonic "revolt" is maintained in his address to Grand Chapter in session at London, Ont. If approved by tlie committee it will mean that tlie Grand Z is upheld by the Grand Chapter in his recommendation of suspension. He claims that the "Insurgents' " statement that they were upheld by the majority in declaring for independeupe and formation of a new grand lodge was unfounded. He said that some of those concerned were formerl}' from Ontario and knew Masonic laM' and could not take refuge in innocence and ignorance, STORY bF SINKING OF BRITISH TRANSPORT DENIED London, Feb. 24.-The War Office press bureau today issued a fiat denial of the statement wirelessed from Berlin that a British troopship was sunk by a German submarine off Beachy Head. The press bureau declared that the Germans undoubtedly were referring to the attack on the collier Branksome Chine, which was torpedoed in the English Channel, 20 miles southeast of Beachy Head. The freshness and crispness of Sali ada tea is due to the enormous sale \\ whicli ensures its reacJiing you with-^ I in a few weeks after being plucked, i Announcing Our Spring MillinerjrJ)pening Showing the Newest Styles, Including Gainsboro and Other Pattern Hats, on Friday and Saturday Next February 26th and 27th ALL LADIES INVITED TO SEE THE DISPLAY � I I ill -.r � L. AND J. McLEAY "We'll wait for daddy, children-he loves FRY'S chocolate, too' makes every Chocolate Cake a triumph. Daddy, kiddies, guests all alike enjoy its purity and its rich, healthful flavor. Even inexperienced housewives get perfect results-its so easy to make. Mix one-quarter cup of FRY'S CHOCOLATE POWDER, with two cups of powdered sugar, adding two tablespoonfuls of cream or of boiling water. Of course, remember, "nothing will do but FRY'S." Trade Supplied by J. S. FRY & SONS, Limited Truro. Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmontm, Vancouver, Victoria. 75 ''Jock" Bore Charmed Life, Captured a German Maxim Incidentally Got His V. C. Private G. Wilson, V. C, of the Hiehlnnd Ijiglit Infantry, who ha.s arrived at Glasgow wounded, lia.s given l)is o'vvn personal account of bow be won the covpAed Vtopby '.- Shortly after t;lie retirement from Mons his regiment halted at a place called Vorneiile. He noticed two Germans loiterins about, and told liis oflicer. The hitter, rising up in the trench to taU observation for himself, Was sliot in the head by a sniper, and died instantly. Getting a clear view of th:i two men, Wilson took steady aim, and shot Iwth. At a later stage his regiment advanced ahout lOu yards. He was surprised to see eight Germans. He made a charirc at them, and they at ojicc threw up their hands. During thi.s time ji Maxim gun belonging to tlic enemy had been takin; a heavy toll of the H.L. 1. -'Vn ICnglishman, a member of the Middlesex Hegimenl, which was along with his battalion, called out to him to look in front. When he looked over the edge of the trench h2 witnessed j-, sight lie hoped never to see again. Men were lying in all directions, and in all sorts oi positions. He asked what had been causing all this dani-�ifffty and was lold that the Germans had a Maxim gun placod in n verv favorable posiUon, Hp astod them if it would not be po.ssiblc to get it, and one of the Englishmen said : " '.Jock,' you have ,, try." Wilson replied that he was prepared to do so, and upon hearing this one of the Middlesex Hcgiment promptly voluu-tercd to go alo�g with him. He asked his odicer to allow iiim t-u ntalie t.he attempt to capture the gmi. Without waiting tor permission, however, he and his comrade leaped out of the trench. Their otlicer called on them to come back, but Wilson replied that> it was safer to go on than turn. They had not gone manv ' ;,r(ls when the Germans opened ^ murderous fire upon tliem. The Englishman fell, shot in manv places. Wilson, as he himself F)ut it,' appeared to hear a charmed lite, and despite the rain of bullets he was never hit. The Germans attempted to turn the Maxim upon him, but he succeeded in shooting the operator. The vacant seat at the gun was immediately talen by another man. Him also Wilson shot, repeating this feat each time as' man after man in a steady flow t-ook the seat at the gun. Kventually the seat was left vacant, and Wilson rushed forward (u cwpture the gun. COJIBAT WITH AN OFFICER He had thought all the Germans near it wore dead, but suddenly a Wounded officer sprang to his feel and iHcd his r,;volvt'r at Wilson. The shot il)i.s.si'd and the Scotsman i.romptlyj bayoneted tlie oificer, and was left in possession of the Maxim. He discovered about 750 rounds of ammunition, and he decided to employ it against its late owners. The Germans were in massed formation about 100 yards, in front of hira. Quickly turning the bun towards them, ho poured a steady flow of bullets into their ranks. "It was impossible to miss them," 'Wilson said, "and the Germans fell in all directions." Seeing the danger of their position the enemy attempted to to silence the Maxim with their artillery. Shells fell thickly round him, but good fortune was still with *him, and although splinters were flying everywhere, he was not hit. It was thrilling while it lasted, he said, but no infantry could possibly face Uie steady fire of a Maxim for any length of time, and the Germans broke and leift him. He calculated that during the period the gun had been in action he must have killed close upon 300 men. Wilson was- now beginning to feel the reaction, and he decided that , it was time to pick up the irun, so . he carried it back to the British lines. Approaching his oflicer, he threw the Maxim at his feet, with the remark, "Here's the d-thing that has been causing all the damage." The words were no sooner out of his mouth than 'he swoonnd. Recovering, he learned that his partner in the exploit- was still lying out in the open, oiid he decided to bring him in. Bullet* were still flying thickly, hut he reached the Englishman. As he picked him up the wounded man received three additional bullet hits. ITltiniately Wilson arrived within the British lines with his comra'de. The Englishman had received no fewer than twenty bullet wounds, aiid he disd next morning. His last words were, "Thauk God, 'Jock' kept his word an<( got the gun.''' VVilsoij Mas presented to the Kii'*