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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 20, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta WINNIPEG WHEAT Caih',.................. 138 May...'................ 141% July...'................ 142^2 WEATHER High.......... �....... Low............. ..... Forecast: Colder, and tnow VOLUME VIII. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTS; WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 1915 NUMBER 3S LONG EXPECTED ZEPPlUN RAID ON ENGLAND DID LHTLE DAMAGB-AIMED AT KING GEORG ATTACK AT YSER FAILED Germans Make No Progress-Great Armies in Death Grip NO CHANGE IN EAST JL THE LOCAL STRATEGISTS ' AIN'T ACRITICIZIN KiTCHENER, MIMP JAH,.But'DERNED ir I WOULDN'T - - . Berlin, Jan. 20.-The German offi-tsial report this at'ternoon claims minor successes; at several points, notably at Notre Dame de Lorrette and in the Argonne, where 500 yards have Ijeen gained. In the f�rcst ,-north ot Senhheim (Cernay) the German ad-yance, it says, has been heavy. QUIET IN FRANCE Paris, Jan. 20, 2:40 p. m.-Absolute quiet on some parts of the battle line fierce artillery engagements ot greatei: or less severity at others and a spirited infantry encounter at still other places are shoiwn in the French oflTiciai statement today. None of the engagements recorded seem to have been of great importance. Paris, Jan. 20, 12:40 p. m. - The 'French war office this afternoon gave out an offlcial repc^rt as follows : "From the sea to the Somme in the region of Nieuport there was yesterday a" fairly spirited artillery engagement in' the course of which the enemy endeavored m vain to destroy our bii'dge at the mouth of the Ywr. In the meantime we were successful in demoUsbing a portion of bis defenc^ at this!point:;: also we-were succesii-ful -atfr'ttfe Union Farm near Stt -.^or^i .where tl*e enemy had strc�igf ty organized his positions. ' :5 Jn: the, section of Ypres, and near , yiLenSj.JbherK .Mere yesterday artillery was aI'so"a violent bomWrdinent of Blangy, near Arras, .but it was not ifoUowed .by an infantry attack-. .Prora the Somme to the Argonne ithcre has .been nothing to report, nor liaJs there been any activity in the section, of Soissons or in the vicinity of Craonne or near Reims. In -the region of 'Caihp de Obalons, as T^eiras the north of Perthes and Massignes, our artillery directed a very eftective fire, "on the field works of the enemy. In the Argonne, ill the forests Of liagrurie, the enemy delivered , violent attack upoii one of our trenches. Our trdops who for a moment gave way, under the shock, later recaptured in, two counter-attacks all their positions and maintained themselves (therein. The first ot these attacks gave; us a greater, part of these positions and tlie second completed the . work.'  , At St.-Hubert, the Germans blew up by means of 9, mine, the ncith-eastem projection ot our trenches. .GERMAN OFFICIAL. ^' Berlin;,Jan. 20.-r-The German war office today gave, out the official statement; ^ - � "In the westeri;, arena ot the war the territory between the sea and Lys saw notliing more than artillery engagements. At Notre Dame de Loir-ette, northwest of Arras, a trench 200 yards long was takei^ away from the enemy. Here two machine guns were captured, as well, as a few prisoners. "In the Argonne our troops occupied ,ii few trenches.. In one place the ground gained by us during iihe last lew days, amount^ to 500 yards. "In the forest north of Sennheim (Cernay) in Alsace, our attack made .good progress. We also, captured two omcers aiid 40 men of the Alpine chasseur B. "In the eastern arena of the., war ithc situation shows no change." PROGRESS IN POLAND � London, Jan. 20.-Ot the progress of the battles in east Prussia and Poland, the olTicial reports are more � scant in information thata ever. Loquacity seams to he avoided v/hen a big jicw movement is commencing such as that which. tl.o-Russiansjaire carrying out' betwpen the oast Prussian border and the'lower Vistula. In this operation, as far: as can be judged by ;'thp scant details furnished, the Russians-are making a big sweep to the west and north, and evidently in an tendcfvvor tq , , Pifl^. Marshal von Hiiidonberg's forces from forming a junction with the German troqps m cast, Prussia. Some Pctrograd newspaper correspondents credit the Russians with crossing the A'istula  river , to the south and oast of Plock. IC this is true,: military men say they niust ,'bavc.a very,;!argc:force, and probably; are in a Ijosition -threaten the left flank, of - the, fj&rman :^rmy, which has been, trying-fir weelts to force vitsii way thuiugh w \\aisaw. Ill 'some auai;ter.s uj. London there it^ a tendpnoy tcj Ije^ieve that tlj^e Qjit- THREE KILLED, SEVERAL INJURED, TOLL TAKEN IN BIG NIGHT AIR ATTAC] London, Jan. 20, 2.15 p.m.-A preis dispatch received here from Yarmouth says it is generaliy beiieved there that the raiders last night came in aeroplanes of large size. Among those lresolved at this meeting that something has.,got to ho �.. done right away. If not, we will have to get out of,Alberta." '-StTY AFTER "iT, TOO ' ^S'lik..ciiy; cqunoU , rnet jn: committee GEN, HUGHES VISITED A T MEDICINE HAT Banquet Tendered Him by the Canadian Club Where he Made Fine Speech Medicine Hat, Alta., Jan. 20.- Major-General Hughea left here at. 10.30 today for Calgary. Before going.he reviewed the 3rd Mount ed Rifles, and pronounced "them a very floe body of men. He then Inspected the Barracks, at the. Fair grounds, and was wellsatlsr fled with the provision made for the comfort of the men. Last night at a banquet tender- -ed him by the Canadian club, he announced that a whole regiment would be mobilized-here, which would Include Squadron C, now, being recruited at PIncher Creek, bringing the number of men here to about 600. General Hughes made a fine speech'at the banquet, In response to a toast proposed by Hon. C. R. Mitchell. The toast to the Militia was proposed , by Mayor Hawthorne, and responded to by Col." Slssonsand W. A. Buchanan, M, iP., the latter speaking at the re^ quest of Col. SIssons. /- Back to the Land Movement Meets With Much Favor soon after midnight, hut dropped'juf bombs. . ;: CHIEF CONSTABLE'S STORY,^ The Chief Constable at Yarmouth in telling Of the raid, said: '"The peb pie stood the raid very well. AbquI 400 special constables were called: 'ou| and arrived with the utmost prompt' tude. All Red Cross and hospital, I rangements proved perfect. All ligh'ti were turned out,-and public perfot' ances'at the theatres and music-hilli were abandoned. The people "wehj home and the town was without .llgfh until the morning. "The first raider proceeded the sea front and dropped the'--.j_ bomb Into Norfolk Square Gardib'^1 close by the beach and the Brltaiiall| Pier. This did no daniage. ^; raider then proceeded in a southwes^' eriy direction across the town, i:an''d when near the centre dropped seve al bombs in.the neighborhood ofi Peter's road, the main thoroughfat leading to the parade grounds. .jKjvIt was here that the . greatest .dama,^ was done, especially in the smaahin'gl of windows in houses and shopp. ;TKji| bombs, from all accounts, were drop ped in rapid succession. : :5si^ "One bomb was dropped: near ;'ih( Fish market, apparently with theyii tention of destroying any ships:;ian Lcthbridge's "Back to the Land" ^. ^ .. ,- San- movement is meeting with huge sue-, ohored in the vicinity, cess. WAS , SAUSAGE-SHAPBI)J^:i5i^' Over a score of applications for ir-' , Dersingham, via London, Jan. 2O.3T rigated tracts have come in' to the An airship passed over Hunstanton,;^ Rural Relations ccoimittee of the ^^w miles north of Sandringham.'-Board of Trade since they first � night, and foil launched their scheme for populating ^reat Eastern Railway - dringhairi, in the county of Norfolk. -KING; AT BUCKINGHAM This intention was ill-timed, lor King George and Queen Mary with their family, who had b.sen staying at Sandringham, had returned 'to London yesterday morning to residence in Buck' still not delinitely raiders were aeroplanes or .Zeppelins, Mr."S.fS. Dunham, chairman of the �^",f,f!UiS"^!.''S^S!l**.;J* but Zeppelins were reported yester- Rural lielations ot.n;mittee said: '^*Tin,V,7;';'^n,?:?^!?; that w�uld like to tttl^e^adyiintafec, ot^this Sriv^nT event incjinc loathe belief that these opportunity to buy a small tract of tL neoX nf Hea^ham^iid'n'ft' were the-raiders.  1 valuable land, on terms that they can ^^"^^^ �^ Heacham had a fi GOULDN,'T SEE RAIDERS 'pay for, and it there are such we The night *\vas quite .calm, but very would like them to communicate with dark; antfelbuciy.-'whibh made it im- the secretary of the Board c! Trade,' possible for. the people ::in the to'wns so that tlje committee will know how ling to resume their the areas clcWtl-.^,to ^V^aScK^e^ilp Yarmouth, Jan. 20, G.30 a.m.-Careful inquiries'thus far made regarding public buildings and railways escaped damage, which is, almost wholly confined to private houses and shops. So far: as is'known, two peraons^ a man and woman were killed here. : It so ha'pponed!that^most of the'inhabii tants- were indoors when the raid oc-; curred. . Pragpienta Nof metal. ^ supposed v,to. liaveibee^i thrown' by: the bombs are beingffound in direotiona.  The-'JYli'ole thliig >waB (lulckly over, and 'fortunately no jflj'es JbTolfe,oj(t-.jn General SamDisappointslll Samuel f^ughes is a disappointed Leth-. Major^Oeneral responslMe for bridge today. On short notice of his..expected arrival, sent in a telegrap by,himself, elaborate plans for a grand reotption^ were hurriedly made, and the?B^t-; tery boys were drilled' rights up to stop-notph, but, last .;nig^it:MfJor, Stewart' received anolfcer wire from tUe-'Ml'- Ister of'Mijfllla,, stating i^-hat on^ife'' fcount ^6t unf�^8fieji-^eltc9'mstanc.�f3fr; ,w6uld r'beylmfossjble'jor, ..hlm/ tSmm coast. Instead of, coming toxfLetb-li h'rjdge, the vMajoivGeneral � wient.,.to,i Calgary, where militaryr;bu8i'nesa!!iiMi|)l-l ed him. 1 ' M. In telephonic comniunication W. A.-' Budianan,; 'iftplJit'mm Haf^thiB morijlng, the'riei^l^y---' formed, thatv^fr, -JBuq^- ' ed.'tho-.