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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 4, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta WINNIPEG WHEAT Cash............. 126% May...........132% July ... ....... 133% VOLUME yiii. WEATHER High.............7. ..... 41 Low...... ..... ... 13 Forecast: Fair and mild LETHBRroOE, ALBERTA^; MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 1915 ALTED 30 MILES 11 NUMBER 19 Desperate Fighting Along Bzura Decimates the Germans-Russians Now in Control of the Uszok Pass--Austrian Retreat Was a Rout aE AUSTRIANS CALLED TO ARMS Vienna, Jan. 4, via London.-Emperor. Franolt''Joseph has aoceptad the rotlremont applications of Gon-aral Llllbrius von Frank, commander of the Fifth Army corps, and Field-Marshal Arthur Prxydorakf. Beth were on active service. Qen-ral Frank, who occupied Belgrade in December, retiree, It if announced, owing to illheM. NO PEACE FOR RUSSIA Rome, Jan. 4.-The Russian Am-baaeador to Italy, K. Krouponskt, was authorized-by the Petrograd government'today categorically to deny reports attributing to Russia an intention to conclude peace. "Russia does not think of discussing peace," the Ambassador said, "until her enemies^are obliged to accept condltibhB which her Allies consider the only guarantee of a lasting peace." London, Doc. 4.-Violent fighting is in progress along the eastern battle-front, loading at points to desperate hand encounters. An oJliclal Russian report shows that after capturing BoUmow, the lOermons attempted to push on to the northeast In Uie direction of Warsaw, about 30 miles away. Tihla movement marked the renewa:! oi the German .oWensive toward, the Polish capital, after a period oE comparative Inactivity, but their advance in this direction is said to have been repulsed with large losses. A remarkable night battle on the banlcs. of the Bzura River is described in the Russian communication, -whiclr says that German forces were perinltted to cross the river nnmolest-ed, and then were attacked with bayonets,; without firing a shot. It Is c �jjij^ei'to^ � that several Jnindred Ger-m&nkiiyevo �kiUed and the remainder eurrejidered. , In'the other campaigns on Europe's fbattlefields, no essential changes are rep6rtea., - Turks fierce.struggle, but reports^from Pet-I'ograd and Conatantinopl^ concerning the outcome are a.t variance. abandoned arms'and ammunition., "Our offensive in BuUowlna continues." AUSTRIANS MUST NEED MEN Berne, Switzerland, .Ian. 4.-In the case of the calling of Austria's last reserves, medical, examinations appear to have been dispensed with, and every man Is considered fit lor service, although he may be suffering from heart or kidney disease, or even have weak lungs. Highly signincant is the following passage from army orders from the Austrian monarchy, calling out the Landsturm: "Furthermore, when those recognized as fit for military service actually join the ranks, they must brings with them a bowl from which to eat their food, and a knife, fork and a spoon;' stout, well fitting comfortable boots, clothing for winter equipment, and. If possible, a blanket." This looks as if the Austrian War Office was no longer in a position to afford to equip the soldiers adequutely, and therefore throws upon tbem the onus of equipping themselves. GERMANS Ni PR CAPTURE STE ABBMYS Allies Make Gains in the Roye District -Making St. Mihiel Too Hot for Germans-Storm Stops Operations- Some French Trenches Taken SITUATION IS UTTLE CHANGED Berlin, Jan. 4.-Steinbaoh, the Alsatian town on the heights between Thann and Sennheim, for which desperate lighting has been going on for several days, was offlciolly admitted by the German Army headquarters statement today to have been captured by the French. The French also took possession of the heights to the west of Sennheim, but the Germans in a counter attack with the bayonet succeeded. In regaining the position. The text of the communication follows : "In the western theatre of the war, except for a more or less heavy artillery combat along the front. It was generally quiet. "Only near Thann (Alsace) did the [ enemy show great activity. After an overwhelming bombardment of the heights to the west of Sennheim, the enemy succeeded during the evening in capturing our demolished trenches on these heights, and In connection days. The heights were retaken dur� Ing the night afte,.' a bayonet attack. Fighting for the village of Stalnbaoli continues. "In the eastern theatre of vav, tha situation, is unchanged. Attacks in Poland to the east of tha Rawka Hlv er continue." FRENCH OFFICIAL Paris, Jan. 4.-The official report given out in Pai-ls this afternoon shows that the artillery fightlnK along the front is proceeding inter-i, mlttently, and at some points with. particular violence. There seems to have been few Infantry attacka re-, cently. The French admit failure in an effort to occupy a German {posl.'y tion In the Meuse country; they claim,, however, further progresa to Stein.' hach. The text of the commiuUcatloii, follows: ' ^ "From the sea to tha OlM the day, passed in almost complet* oalm, Tba' weather was rainy. There were ar^; rri,, ^ � , , , . 1 th.-jrewith the village of Steinbach,' tiilery exchanites at some noiuti on ^ nf fhi^tl,^T^i�u,,''Tv.f* ^^n,^^'^ "Ba,by...Killers'_'; at Scarborough, Hartlepool and Whitby includes the wrecking ! which we stubbornly defended, , and' the front. In front of NoulVtes ^,n,� Whlthy Abbey. The wreck is shown-above. Aibbeys and cathedrals are shining marks for German j whiGh frequently has been mentioned � heavy artillery reduc�d the Oennah'} euntifirs '  our , reports during the last few ' gunners. I in Mine Inspector Evans' Safety Apparatus Didn't Save His Life PETROGRAD OFFICIAL iPetrograd, Jau. 4,-An official statement issued lost night by the general etaff of the Russian Army regarding the fighting in Poland and Galicla says; "A strong artillery combat has heen fought all along the front of the left  hank, of the Vistula. The attempt of the Germans to gain ground in certain places Ih the region of the Bzura River was without success. ^ "On the nlSht of January 2, we discovered the passage of Germans across the Bzura In the vicinity of iKoloff and Blskoupi.. Having watched the concentration of the enemy's forces, one of our regiments surrounded the Germans. They attacked them with the bayonets without firing a shot, and In the hand to hand fighting which followed killed several hundred men. , The : survivors saved their ' lives by surrendering. "About 3 p.m. on January 2, a bri-' Bade of Germ& Infantry attack our position near Borjlmow, nortbeaat of BoUmow, hutthe German assault was repulsed with enormous 'losses by the .fire from several batteries, and a counter attack made with the bayonets: � ^'Desperate fighting occurred during the night of i'anuary 2, continuing until daybreak, northeast of Kawa, where we suooeeded in dislodging the enemy - from some of the trenches �which he had previously taken. "South of the Pillca River, fighting took place at- Metairie and Gashok, VIENNA EDITOR HANGED FOR SEDITION London, Jan. 4, 2.03 a.m.- Router's Amsterdam corres? pond^t transmits a dispatch �reoaived' there /torn Viehna, which says'that a newspaper editor, Joseph Eotel of Pross-nltz, Mbravla, was condemned ? to death by court martial fora �> ? ? � ; ^^^^An^eH^' made yesterday mornlril;:|!; provmc^aW&overntaejit is.;.to ? by our troops to occupy BonreailMiW furnisn., Oef to ilhe: minmg ?. did not succeed. ^r Croat's iNest P^ss. ,,�.,, ..q^j. advance continued in the,f6r| including Taber, according to ?'^9^ of Lepretre, whjch Is to the nortfif^ aimouncement .made by Hon. ? .^est of Pont-a-MuBson. , ''ip Mr McLean^to Mayor Malo , ..^^ Upper Alsace we ocoupled an/^ .V i?*QT�^''^^|8�g-.to8M(*..-V important h'eiBht to the west of Cer-'t X '""^Stftang W^P;t.*S>.'*??;?/'.^'^HvX%>tew. A-counter attack �y the enemy' V week to mvestigate;condltionsi- .^ o * *�� 1 ? ? >: The governineht lias rea'lized the entire season. .The relief will probably be distributed > through the medium ot the ? ; town council. ? �  ? : ? ? ? ? � ? ? ? �> ? � repulsed. "In Steinbach we have taken'pos-session ,of th'e vicinity.of the church y and of the cemetery." 1 i* *;KARLSRUHE CAPTAIN ,FOILED English Steamer Vestria Dodgts Gerjf man Cruiaar �-'.�> London. Jan. 4.-^The Tjurks hava crossed the Hussian border in the ^ ____ ____________^.^ ^ Caiicasus and according to their own perintendent Caufield, Pit Boss Wni, - . ,., -------, -""e. account, have dctohted the itussiau McFegan, and Pit Boss Poliprt Adam- ^"f ^''^^..^.^W'^l't^^^^^^ "n'^^f"'^ �! "''"'^"^^ yesterday. . 1 . j, ,, * , son, were broueht out ami with thp ^" neutrals and the time must come; �-- garXKson at Aradhan. Thy are. how-, '^^ t,^^ ,,1^8^t^^ werS'teought to r^'/^f"" '^e"trals will unite to, de-1 .victory for a righteous cause; at-ever, displaymg anxia^y lor their re- consciousnes-s, . fend themselves. England will listen ter that permanent world-wide peace - ------.....t-_ ^------ �= . I s^yj^j^rj.Y j^pp^j^^rpus DIDN'T ' '^'''^^'^'^^�'^/''"'''^'"H '^^^^^'^ ^T is founded on brotherly love, was the, IVORK . oraersd to do so, noVwhen she is text of the Lethbridge" pulpits vester-f But three hours of constant ellort "^^^'"^^ "f"'"^^* ^^''^?r .t'^t^ day, when, in� accordance with the Imperial order, the aid of Almighty maining possessions in ! Europe ' by feverishly fortifying j'th'e w>/i*ic' c-ca.^:- Fifty More Men Rescued Making 201 Saved Out of, a Crew of 708 line. What they fear is not disclosed, for it is considered hardly possible for the allies to land a'sufficient force to  sciousness, and the doctors reluctant-prove a menace .to them. .It is pos- - i.i.iu>.i,aui sihle that they anticipate an Invasion Berlin, Jan. 4.-(By wireless to Sayville, L. I.-News of-the sinking New York, N.Y., Jan. 4.-The Brfc" tlsh steamer 'Vestrls, sister ship of the ; �Vandyck, which was captured hy thei' German cruiser Karlsruhe, steamed;-:: into the harbor yesterday at.the end of a 12,000-mlle game of hide i and ii seek with the German cruiser ,KarlB*;i; ruhe between this port and Buenoav-^ Ayres and return. "The captain of the Karlsruh* boasted when he got the Vandyck.thafc -i we would he captured, next," said  Captain Davles of the Vestrls. Th9 karUruhe was not alghted; however. . ? Captain Davles said . he heard' at' Montevideo that when the, Germans cruiser Dresden put into Punta Arena after the naval engagement-near the Falkland Islands, she tried to get coal from an American steamer in- port; hut was refused., The Dresden left port after 24 hours. The Cologne Gaziottc says : "Would AMERICANS ARRESTED IN ROME - AS SPIES Rome. Jan. 4.-The careful watch '.maintained by governmental order Gallcia the fighting around Gor-Jlce and Zakllczyn continues. "In tho vicinity of tho Uszok Pass and Rostokl (south of Lisko) we have mado progress. We drove hack the enemy,, who fled In great disorder. W ecaptured 2000 prisoners and some mltralllouEos. Several companies of Austrlans surrendered in a body. In from another source. GREECE VS. OTLGARIA ? Indications point to the .ossiuility of the Balkan states, w-hich are ni)W ^ .neutral, talcing a hand in thcM'iir. west of Inowlodz, and also" southeast The Greek minister of finance has noon that pai-. of Malagoszoz, near, Volmlne, whore declared that Greece is making pre- tropiic could be we repulsed all.attacks of the'enemy, parations to maintain the-new terri- explosion , "In Gallcia the flEhtinp-nrmnnrt rj/,^- tories which she gained in "-" knn wars from Turkey and hut that she' has more to Bulgaria than ''Turkey, 'thought that Roumania . calmly while the Russians' ing toward Transylvania, _^ - -------- expected that she will join with Rus- ti-'0"i the tunnel coverin.^ the snow _______.....- ___uj. , ..I, sin and thus secure the much coveted '"'lili a black coat of soot and debris. �their-retreat at Uszok the Austrlans province of eastern Austria-Hungary ."I SHACK BLOWN TO SPLINTERS ......... -___--� J 1 Pit jjQgg McFegan's .-.hack, which stood about sixty I'l'et from the entrance, was reduced to kindlins; wood and the fan apparatuswreckcil. No; further eltort has been made to enter the mine, and the extifnt and origin of the explosion will not be known for a fev? days. . , : ' V THE DEAD MAN ' ,r'-men at the front." When he called I Evan Evans was widely and well for a standing vote the audience rose K'Vl^rS Sg*S^ to a. man.. Major Brown, who will I.^vith coal-mining for some thirteon command tlio GardstonsKfuadron, and' years. He was a native of Glenrtior-who was himself a Mormon Bishop's ' ganshire. South Wales, and^was just councilloi-, was also present and ad-i past forty years of age and unmar-arBS.sed the gathering. During the ried. He was, for tvyo years, sutierin-meoting he was called by. Jonedis-.^'iearly five years has; held the respon-c9i. Cruickshahks, D.O.O., of Cal-iSiblc position of -tojto; in.'jpcotor In gary, that he ^yas� wantpd at .that i'tlus,district. . ' VV v _ . _______, ...w ^, point to recoivomlUtary orders. He' . Inspector Williams, of l-xi^^iiie, went all natjonahtles, but )vc are hrothets! loft this aftprnoipn.. Upon his return W'th Wr. Evans to Coal Cret^, .ami; and .siBterg In onp'i'ejJgion. 1^0'owe next Tuesday;' it i?.-expected that aidoil lU all "wsiys possihlp.,;in the our ^Bilteglance an(J" Ipyalfcy to, tho certain ofncialopdcrsswlll' be,;: made rescue work. y;^-^:;:-: - ' V,,.--' '. v^-^.'^'!  (Coniiiaued Qji'"page . __________________,i^,.,- -. ------ PracticTllv tII nf'' T ptbhrifln-c rvai uenin loo laie W).permit 01 nLfSrtll!;^tflil^^ntL"cr, ivr,rn'eZ'l,i^ J^S^ J - -^^^ edihcVre^^ordel T�''^ ^^.^^^^^^'^'^ ^oreiineFs and their actions GcKi Was.souglit on behalf'of the Em- 9^ battleship Formidablo pire � . in the English channel Friday reach-1 Prn.ntic.'.nv nil nf^' T ,>t,i,i,ri,i,.� l^erlln too late to;permit of.com-! meut by the German'newspapers generally. Only the Tageblatt. .discusses the disaster, sayinR briefly that while dent on SaturdaT when'Tr.^Asrin^^ German submarines �already, vhaye/director of the British school, aiid carry in chairs, turned away for L-ticuiars "of The'cata*- Wre^ history, the rules eftaWished hy , "'j^';,,?.' ^'^'^^n p-oac le obtained. ,The force;of l';n?;lan inat they seem to have failed-toTo "the-m-orcing the pcssibility ' of s-endin^ ^t^^s^'"^'' '^"""^'^"'^^ ^^^'^^^^ -.--"^ ,n a somewhat unusual incl, work expected ot them.  war, materials to German and Aus- A Knnv rburrh EXPLOSION KILLED HORSE ^ t'^"^' Possibly under the protection of at both So few people in town knew of the American battleship. America a,,,) ,o,',, accident that it was not until ofter "V!'st ask whether she can endorse be- jack preached two po-wcr-thc morning dealt 50 more Saved -� German spies and arrested. Thqy' _________^_____ London, Jau. 4.-A^nother , ,50 nien ''^^'"^ hrought to Rome and taken to' oclaination for a the battleship Forraidahlf!, lost Police headquarters, where, tho mis-. �:,,.,, T,i, r,..4. in tJiP English channSl dh Fri'day,' was .quickly cleared Mormon Priesthood Urges All Young Men to Take Up Arms Cafdston, Jan. 2.-At a meeting I tcction, and it is our duty to place hero, today, ot the priesthood of. tho' ....... Mormon church vith an attendance of nearly, two hundred and fifty, it was agreed by a standing vote to un-aniniously support tho recruiting ot raeniin this community and to encourage tho enlistment ot volunteers. In a stirring ad-ress Prosi'dent Ed-wnrd J. Wood urged the young mon to eujiist at the (jarliest opportonity. "As a peoploj." he ..said, '.'wo are of Mi STORK PAID LETHBRIDGE 385 VISITS reached safety, a;fter riding put e gale for upwaid of 20 hours open cutter, making a total of rvlvors cut of.^ crtsw'of'708. latest survivors arrived at .___________, ., pray i:^)\i"e-Regis on the Dorset coast late for victory, and some have felt that 1* liday riight.^ All were in a state of this V, oulil not be proper. We can exhaustion after their terrible cxperi-propcrly pray for victory, if our -eace. They declare that, there is little away and the men released. Lethbridge'a death rate for 1914 shows a decrease of .3 per cent. � over that of 1913. There were 156 deaths In 1914, a death rate of 1.5 per cent., and 189 In 1913, a death rate of 1.8 per cent. In 1913. there were 231 births, but In 1914 the stork oroke the record of m;iny a year, handing out lli all 385 future soldiers and suffragettes, one for every day of the jrear and 20 over. There were 238 marriages In 1913,'and-231 In'1914; showing that ,Cupid� also has been camping at' WOODSTOCK MAN GIVES MOTOR AMBULANCE Woodstock, Out., Jan. 4.-John Di Patterson of this city .has oftereKi a powerful army motor" ambulance i of: War Office standard for service at: the c^use^is a'rlghtwus one7'"and the .bopeor^ylurtrer"survivors,';s"th^ '"'1^'"'Canadian Expeditionary re\ erend gentleman proceeded, .step hy tremendous sea which' was running at. ,jr,,, step,-to show that the cause was a ^'^^ would make it impossible a righteous one. Iter men to live long enough to be "Secolidly, we had'bCBh asked' to' P^*^*^^ "P by passimg. vessels,, while pray for peace. This 'can oiily exist ""^"y of .those clinging to tho wreck-as a.righteous peace,'and' Victory for un werel-illed when the a, righteous cause would have to pre-1 second explosion occurred, � ' 'i'ELLS OF EXPLOSION , 'When the cutter- left the.Formidable she had. 60 or more men abda-rd,''but cede it. , Rev., Denoon went a step farther and prayed-for'the Empire's enemies, The offer is made through Lieut'.- ..Cil Col. M'cMuUen, commanding officer-', of -the 22nd Regiment, Oxford Rlflesi. The ambulance will bo made In To-, ronto. CARDSTON M.P.P, WILL CHAMPION PROHIBITION!; , Cardston, Alta., Jan.. 2.-It Is Tiem^i . ^ ,, , Edward Albert Cooper, master-at- At Wtsloy church, Rev. Cobhlediok arms, one of the survivors landed at devoted his evening , sermon to the' Lyme-Regis, said .the explosjjon oo-bubject,of: prayer, speaking on the curred between 1:30 and 2:3p:.o'clocli isubieot, ^'The World's M'hr,-^a Battle in the morning; When he reached tlif 01 ideas,'using as a text tbe^ words dock tlic ship had begun to settle o* of Paul in his letter to the Eph