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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 5, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta .VOLUME VII. LETHHRIDGE, MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1'JU NUMBER 250 ALLIES AT BORDER GAS IN SEGUR FLOWS 200 BOUNDSTO THE INCH Segi ;ur Satisfied He Will Have ;0il Well for Christmas Present OF PETRClLEUM ORIGIN Von Desperate Straits-Allied, Advance More Rapid Than for Sev- eral Days Now at Front- Daring Invasion Hungary by Cossacks WEALTHIEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD OWNS THIS -FACTORY OF DESTRUCTION! SORROW AND DEATH POSSIBILITY OF A CEMENT FACTORY One day, over four years ago, a man Burned whose farm nestles In tho shadows cast, by the settlne sua over Grass. hdlls.'camo into town; with information that his horses and other stock would' no long- er drink ofihe' water from a previous- ly wholesome .sprin j. Mr. Moberty, deputy colioctor of the tljnlted States customs at the port of Sivael Grass, upon being injpimed of cause, namely that the water ladsn "with oil, asked that a HUriiDlo o' tne brousht ln inspection A bottle foithcommg, and after at speculation, (Mr. Moberly forwarded the bottle to Jra E of California, a noted oil of whom he had beard Brought' Mr.. Sagur Here That little 'bottle 'orousbt In E. Se- jfur w Alberta tbat time oil had- !B Innings a'l over the prov ince. and the samp Roscoe farm Utelj purchases by Mr Segur and associates for JSOiOOO, is the centre of Uie Segur- SwMt XSCMS oil field, the most prom- Jelnr "RafVUd't for 320 Acres Oli-illtory-of- more recent days re- hcnf lit 886ur last fall Inspect- ed tin field and filed the oil rights to many thousands of acres Mr Mob- erly sad Hr Burke of Sweet Grass flled Tiatf-aooHoD. a tnlli- fiom where Begui drill now stands, and recent- ly refused aa offer of J38.000 for tie SoreS 'roll is" en- countered welOheJ thev calculate, will be worth JIOOO an so certain that ihii ill rome to pass that they turaeu up heir aoses u tho offer of J36.000 Will SinU Bring DM any fa Giass Is suf fluent to demonstrate tbat the natives fully eipect to see oil flow Irom UD Segur well tMnj: is past lie Bperulatire sUsw, in their estimation, It is practically a certainty, and they look tor Mother tarth to present Mr Bes-ir wirh a hfcfore Christmas Well Dawn 800 The well is now dowii close to 800 and according to information ob- in Sweet Ursss on. Saturday, the grmdhiE away dt> and nisht, This oould not by Mr Segur himself, who was out at the but iJ the gas which was encount- ered several days ago at a depth of 700 feet, has been successfully coped the information is probably re- liable. Lighting by Electricity Moberly stated that the gas had become so strong that the fires nil extinguished, and plans were be- ing made to install an electric 'lighting plant, electricity to be generated Ith gas engines as the motive power. 1000 FMt to Go "One ooiittto Mr Segur like the '20' en a gold said Mr Moberly. "He doesn't enthuse very easily, and he doean't effervesce and pop off "What- ei he says la reliable, and I have 1-n word that the gas Is absolutely arising from a petioleum origin Mr Segur is counting on the oil at 1800 feet Cement Industry May Be Developed T Verborg, i agent for the Interna tioual Harvester Co at Coutts, inform- ed the Herald man that Mr Segur had a paying proposition, if he did not stiike oil, he had discolored a rock in the hills from whlclr'be could manufacture Portland cement cheaper than any other concern in Canada, and that he would develop the industrj Tilth the gas, which MS a pressure of 300 pounds to the square inch, and is flowing from the wdl at the present time in commercial quantities An- other Informant could not verify this, and stated tbat Mr Segur was count- Ing on nothing inut oil Mow Welli, to be Started Information comes from Gieat Falls that Ihe citizens Ihere aie consider- ably excited ove'r the strtke of gas in the Segur well. Many are. interested in the continuation of developments on other aide of the International Boundary, and men are at Sfteot Grass iiow.nnloadlnB the lumber for the der ricki London, Oct. Daily Mall's correspondent in France re- ports fighting in and around Douai in the department of Nord, 15 miles south of Lille, and consider that If the French have reached Douai in force the situation of the German general, Von Kluck, must be desperate. THE KRUPP GUN WORKS AT of tho workshops of the whert the piesent 'Made in Geimani war had nann support la the world One of the tic irast do- thej ente" Germany is These works are owned foy.1 woman said to be tne wealtiilest u[ ner to raze the ICrupp woikt as the Germans rased Louvain i BERLIN OFFICIAL REPORT j London, Oct. JO.'-'S dispatch to Renter's from Berlin via Amster- dam, gives an official statement is- sueit at the German headquarters on the evening of. October -I, saying: "In the western theatre the battle on the right wing and in the Argonue dis- proceeding satisfactorily. "The operations oif Antwerp and in the eastern theatre'have-been car- ried.out according to plan, and with- out fighting." i 'V INVASION ;OF HUNGARY London, Oct. '5, 1.10 dis patch to tho Star from Rome, speaking of the Russian invasion of'. Hungary, "Having captured all the Car- pathian passes, tiie Russians have commenced the invasion of Hungary, advancing to the south, and they have occupied HosBzumezo. Tho Cossacks effected a daring coup: they crossed the river, and cut the railway at Czi- xet, thus isolating the remainder, of Hungary." FEAR FLEET ATTACK A dispatch from Paris; says: "Fearing an attack by.the.Eng- 1'sb and .French fleets in.the Adriatic, the naval authorities at Fiume have ordered all Hungarian ports closed from one hour before sunset until ah hour after sunrise.' CZAR AT THE .FRONT A dispatcli from the Russian capital, via London, states: "Emperor Nicho- las has arrived at army-headquarters at the front, according to a dispatch received here "General Soukhemllnoff, the minis- .er of war, the court minister .and .the Palace commandant, accompanied Em-'. peror Nicholas to the front." to Empress Alexandra and the daugh- ters of monarch, bade him farewell at the railway .station, where there were scenes of great enthusiasm, and the crowds sjiouted "On to and "On Russian.Reserves Called Before his departure, Emperor Nich- V olas signed a uBase calling out'the re- f serves, and ordered the of the. mounted iroops.m. the'feastera provinces, and also the-territorials. C. J. JEeKgTQRM, WEST DEAD Friend of" Lethbridge Passes Away of 10 Years Standing CITY LOSSES BEST PATRON OF SPORT All Lethbridge today mourns the loss of C J Tlckstorm, who passed awa) at the Gait hospital on Sundas mght, following an operation for ap pmdicftij, which sudilenlj oiercame him on Thursday, Mr Eckstorm nas well and heart) on Wcdnesdaj On Thursday noon, he complained that he did not oarc for TAX DISCOUNT A. discount of iJVj v -wilt be allowed on any portion of the 191! taxes pdid before December 1, 1914. This ia the result of a resolution passed hi tne council The dis- count does not apply in caaeb where back taxes unless arrears are also paid any lunch Ito upstaili to lie down Memherb of He family going up alter lunch found him in a state pain. jWedicai assistance was called, and he rushed the hos- pital wher wai at S 30 The disease found to be of a malignant form, but he withstood the test well, and on Friday and Salurdaj reported to be pro grossing favorahh "''A. turn for the worse came on Sundaj "and during the nignt he pasted ay, ay The death ot Mr Eckstorm will be a shock to the whole uf Southern Al berta He one ol the boil inmin mm in this district, a hgqstcr for Lethbridge m season and out Major Von Manuetiffel, Who Razed Belgian Town May Now Pay Penalty London, .Oct. Paris dis- patch to the Express says Major Voii 'Manuettffei, the German; of- ficer who alleged to be respon- sible for the destruction of LOUT vain, is a prisoner in the handi of the French. He has iden- tified bv a Russian attache with the French staff, who knew him when he was German military at- n tache at Petrograd NATION PRAYS FOR PEACE President Attended Services Asking War's Cessation Washington, DC, Oct that the great war in Europe soon may ada Spokane firm will mill four Christian Joseph Eckstotnl, to an end were offered in church- son of Theodore and Maria Eckstorm, Us of all cresds in tho capital and was horn in Mauelu, Minnesota, I throughout the nation jesteiday Pre- April 6, 1851 When he was lourttcn sident Wilson set the da> aside by years of age the famil) ramoved to I formal proclamation as Peace Sundaj, Chicago where Mr tcVstorm finished'and appealed to all Godfearing per- hr> education and later engaged in. scio to join m beseeching the 'Al the mercantile huslnebb fa- ther. In 18S1 "lie to Montana, continuing in'the merointile-tesmcss for several and later marrying Viella Olive second "Saughter of Mr and ilia- William't. ,WilXm During 5lr IJckitorm hiade 4Wo tups, to Alaska, going ps fat' ndrth'as the Beting Sra on one ot hifevpeditions HO return- ed to making that city his holirf until he Can- nllei from the site of tho Beaver veil in and 'the drill ia now on the viy Irom tho Calgary field. be driven in MOD- the jlifiSet Grass Oil Co., 'composed ot Montana men Page of being on new tei ipnra, he firin mighty to stoo the conflict The Pre- sident attended peace services in HNS mornlnj at the Central Presoyterlan churcn J KAISER "SEES "DIFFICULT TASK" In Note to Saxon King Complimtnla Troopi London, Oct dispatch from Dresden received by Hay of The lingue, says that Emperor arter reviewing the Saxon field Mr Eckstorm arrived a mining- Afr, line when any [sent a message to the king of Saxony, which closes with these words v. ii conelderod and more eas- ily protected" Advices from a Earn ng1 the unemployed, or iviiom for the sufferers. Ull I.UV vital UL liver lamniu me nm uiw defence of Antwerp has been forced to I there are great numbers A tommit- faflrback'to the river Nethe before tee has been appointed to find work tht ttttack of the German artil lory, after 'a resistance of position "on the Nethe i the Belgian wmy still resist with Its full energy WOUNDED POUR INTO VIENNA Paris, Oct 9 arrhol .Vienna; of wounded soldiers from are to be endless The In leludp mam Germans, who enthusiastically :al. i CLAIM BRITISH BOATS SUNK Berlin' Reoorts Gcrmai; Cruiser Plays Havoc In Atlantic Shipping London, Oct "5 --J-Thd follow ing off! olal Berlin been ieceiVedfliero3by tireless: has "irs in the At- iFor the past sixty-five: hours South- ern Aiberta; from- stem to stern, has heen ia the throes of the storm king. One of the heaviest falls of snow and rain lecorded in the country, commeucpd to descend on SYiday night The precipitation continued un interrupted all through Friday night Saturday, Sunday and today, and there is no sign of a let-up In sight The recordpi at the( Experimental larro commenced doing'stunts yester- dai that taxed the mechanism to its capacitv. At the hour of going to press the total fall, in actual water, wag close to two inches As an inch of; precipitation in actual water is equivalent to about ten inches Er.ow, the fall of snoN oa the over two feet, while some of the dplfts that, hai e piled up along the Experi- mental tarm fence, ind even in town, measure nine and ten feet. The storm is genera., through the Commissioner Reid, who re- turned on Sundaj from Victoria, states that a heavy fall of rain commenced there as he was leading, and continu- ed nil thiough B C At Ferme the snow commenced to fall, and thje j Crow's Nest Pass is choked from onei end to Uie other. Telepsone and telegiaph wires throughout the countn are trains are stalled, almost buried in the diifls Old timers in the city state that the stoirn is eien worse than that of September 15, 1907, in volume that time the storm demoralized the telephone and electric light Vires, and did much more damage, but the pre- sent storm carries more.molsture Tvlth it. Superintendent Fail-field .stated this morning that if the storm had come in the middle of May it would have heen worth to Southern Al- berta, while he considers that It is of Inestimable at the present time, it will give the soil, which .has nq' yet been frosted, a chalice to absor] practical} erv drop that has fallen. on Page 5) ARMORY FOR FERNIE Expected That Excavation for Build- ing Will be Made This Fall Pernie, BC, Oct. is reported on good authority that the local morj, plans and specifications which been out f6r some, con- siderable time, is to be realized 'at and If at all posslb' tion work and foundatip; this fall. ALLIES AT ARRAS; RUSSIANS VICTORS London, Oct. a summary of the war as it stood this morning "On our left wing the struggle is in full announcement in the official bulletin-issued by the French war the' situation iii the field of battle in the north of France, for it is at this point'that tho real struggle for her ing fought out. The scene of this determined action m the ternlorj around Arras, m the department of Pas-de Calais, showing decided by the allied army to the northward as far. .as is twenty miles north ni Albert 'I here has been no deCisivp result, however, up the present, winch, m the nature til tfie" fighting pn, seem to indicate that the reinforcement ot each ,sule about equal IiNWAft 'J1ROOPS IN ACTION It is believed that the BritiilT In- dian troops are now on the possibly some of the British territor- ials, and it is.known mans sent up heavy iemforce ments from the centre to: aid the hard fighting soldiers on the r ght Mars'-a11 French's men have eudently been in close act-on again for, in the region of Soissons, on which rests the western end of the British lines, some of the German trenches have been captured Along the remainder of the front the German infantry have remained for the most part in. their trenches while desultory firing continued mth the big guns YNIWERP HOLDS OLT The Belgians claim to resist- ed the German attackt on the fort- ress around Antwerp, tltbougli .Ber- lin officiall) reports the destruction of several of thf_forts, an irell as saiisfacton progression the main front. BIG RUSSIAN VICTORY In the battle of Augustowo, m Russian Poland, is claimed for the Russian arms, the official communication fiom Petrograd de- nmr that the German defeat is complete President Pomcare and _ Emperor Nicholas have started for the front prohablj onlv the intention of cheering the men who are fighting for their countries BRITISH CASUALTIES casualty list issued tv the Brit- ish official bureau shows the loss of 727 non-commissioned officers and men m the battle of of whom 55 were killed What period this list covered has not heen made public Similarly the admiralty has issued list ol those lost, exclusive of of- ficers, in the sinking of the cruisers Aboukir, Cressy and Hogue, the num- her being given as GENERAL VON TROTHA KILLED Wat Formerly Chief Commander in German Southeast Africa London, Oct. General ion Trotha, formerly commander In chief of the forces'Jn German south- west Africa, has heen. killed in tbe lighting in Prussia, where he was in command of an infantry brigade, ac- cording to a Central News dispatch from Amsterdam. IRISHMEN RALLY TO CROWN Countrymen Offer to John E Redmond New York, NY, Oct. 5 IrisWMn of New York, Boston, Philadelphia Montreal, are sending: a to John Redmond, approvinyfof his poll-' cy, and promising that they will ,fcelp to equip his company of Irish j teers, according to Richard M P, who sailed today on Hhm r'nliim'hln fnl> ;