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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 3, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta 'ICKEDUPIN ASSING Sbe letfobribge, Hlberta DAILY AND WEEKLY SUBSCRIPTION' HATES delivered, [jer year..... tally, by mtli, per A'ecitly, by mall, per year.... (4.00 3.00 J.UO 1 TELEPHONES luliness Office Editorial Office W. A. Buchanan John Torrance .UaDlging Director Business Manage 1363 122-1 FRANCE' HAS BEEN PREPARING The Washington correspondent ol Qe Chicago Tribune ears that Ihe. information in the possession of the itate department Is that France has been fomenting wur and preparing berself for tills particular conflict for toveral years. During the last year Prince has been drawing trom many countries, particularly the Unit- id States. For many years Prance lias been n keavy lender ot money to Russia. In ill. these loans save the last there wns a. provision that the funds slioulii be expended tor internal improve- ments and not for military tiera. in the last loan to Russia, .which' was an unusually large one, this provision was lacking. Russia proceeded to devote the loan almost entirely to military financing. Thh! and other movea on the part ofithe republic hare led to the 'belief that France IB egging Russia, on to war wttli Germany. Prance, loo, is ready tor war. With- in' last year she has increased the period of military service from two .'to.'three'yean and the country has been stirred with dissension over the extraordinary increases in the strength1 ot tie army and navy at an expense -which. Is becoming a serious burden, to the country.- Tho Anglican Bishop ot Southwarks rill visit Canada in September. Harry Murphy, of Montreal, was in the Wellnml canal. Fire threatened to destroy the mine bulidlqgs at Beaver nines last week. Stratfort, nf FARMER MUST BE PROTECTED Sympathy has not a resting place In of many men. In times like these Then scores of fanners cannot get feed for ttelr stock, men are go- ing tie country, like ghouls, picking up bargains. The farmers ere forced to sejl and tne ghouls are ready to seize the opportunity of bar- ing at prices away toelow market, value- This is tile actual situation in the burned out and the pro- would "Be war; ranted ia atepplng in, and taking the stock off the farmers' hands, If they must sell, and a Bale at "the market price. Just now the farm- ers' cannot help themselves. Better than this would be an arrangement for the; provision ty either tie Do- minion or Provincial governments of an Immediate food supply for stock _- In the .devastated lection. It is a pity that'any stdfck should he sold. The fanners, ought to be given assist- ance -whereby they could retain their stock, especially since they have gone Into mixed farming very largely on the advice of governments. Boards Creek, of Trade and other organizations _ Action must be immediate. The sit- uition is far more critical than most people, even those on the border of Uie suffering district, realize. DON'T KILL THE BIRDS 4 Since Ontario has (been infested ivith the army worm and much dam age done to crops, a good word is W. G. Broun, pastor at Red Deer, is dangerously 111 at .Vbenakis Springs, Que. The first train over the Alberta Central to Sylvan Lake will he run out of Red Deer on August 12. The Pioneer Oil Co. Is installing a drilling outfit six rnles south of Red Deer. Bridgeburg, Ont., with a population if 2000, will apply for incorporation as a town. Aid. Davey of Hamilton'-has been made ]Ieut.-colonel of the Army. Medical Corps. Mrs. Swaine had her collar hone broken when a -buggr upset in a ditch at Twin Butte. near Pincher Creek. The Liberal candidate has protest- ed the election ot Hon. W. H. Monta- nie in KlHonan and SL Andrews, Manitoba. TT. S. Senator Hamilton Lewis of lllnolB, erstwhile "Jim is about to share off those cerise whls: tore which have made him famouB. Complaints having been made as to the length of time required tor the ransit of from Canada to prance, a special Inauiry is 'being held. Canon Scott's -project for tha erec- tion of a memorial church In Quebec a honor of General Wolfe, has re- ceived the encouragement of the )ffke-Oi Cosnaught. Men employed in the M- C. R. shops _ir43t.-. resent the introduc- tion of the work system, and there mar ha a strike. Justice Teetzel, of the Ontario High ]ourt, who has been In 111 health for jver a year, will be granted Buper- innuatloD. After eifht years absence Neil Mc- {FROM SPECIAL EDITION ISSUED THIS MORNING) Londoii, Aug. Britain'lift? not yet decided to declare war. many's ultimatum to Belgium oalling.pn her to help movement of German troops through Belgium, Belgium's refusal and the seizure of. the Belgium town of Arlona by 'German troops, is considered here' as a direct, insult to Great Britain, who has guaranteed' to preserve the neutrality of Belgium. Ger- man occupation of Belgium will likely; call forth a formal protqst from Eng- land today. The situation hourly is closer to the breaking point where Eng- land will become involved. GERMAN TROOPS SEIZE BELGIAN TOWN London, Aug. 3, dispatch to the Daily Telegraph from Paris today says German troops have taken possession of this Belgian town of Ar- loiui. BELGIUM THROWS GEKMANY DOWN London, Aug. Brussels despatch to the Exchange -Telegraph' says that the Belgium cabinet's response to the German note offering an entente if Belgium would facilitate the movement German troops, given and is in the nature'of a formal refusal. EERMANS FIRE ON FRENCH FORTS Belfort, 'Aug.- opened fire on French posts at Petit Coin today. Details ot -the engage- ment are not known. Five persons were surprised today while cutting n line near MerylUari. All were arieslcd. AUSTRIAN EMPEROR IS ASSASSINATED 1 London, Aug. Daily Chron- cle published a rumor that Emperor Francis "Joseph dl Austria, has been assassinated. This has not been con- armed. MONTENEGRINS MOBILIZE TROOPS BELGIUM CONSIDERS GERMAN" ULTIMATUM L London, Aug. An exchange, tele- graph dispatch from Brussels states the Government has received the German ultimatum which expires at seven o'clock Monday morning and which offers an entente in case Bel- gium will {Militate the movement of German troops. The cabinet is now in session and is discussing the na- ture of its reply. GERMAN TROOPS CLOSE TO LIEGE oa tehaH of hlumlt and the member pi thi Montieaj Capt. W, P. Turn'ey, late ol the 68th ReeiipMit, N.S.; Lieut.-Coi." S. Mayoard, ROBMI, J per, AlSoi; WIUIi. .D'CotaoCi Qovolnor-QtBtral'l Fuotgusrdi, Ottawa Major Corps o! Guide, -Toronto -.Major Lawrence Stewart', R.' R, Winnipeg 'Lleiit.- Col. D. 0: -Sr UllBS- Quebec Major Godson, 7ini Reglrheiit, Vancouver, B. C., Lieut-Col. Btacey, il. 0., St. TbomaB, Ontj Iron Suva, Q. (it Winnipeg P. W. Pennyfather; Major Garnet j Hughes, .ion of Col. Sara Hughes, Victoria, but the future." We can well afford to listen to this rfrlco in this country. armies In Europe In the event the outbreak of a'War Involving all of the great powers, is the opinion of a. high official in the service of one of the great Canadlnn corporations when interviewed at .Reglna, The official, who declined to allow his name to he used, is familiar the dlstrl button of the men of various races scattered throughout the Dominion who are liable to be called Into act ive service. Under his direction are a large number of German people re cldent In the city who are Austrian subjects and that roughly two thous and men will be required to. proceed o the front, their fares being paid h; the Austrian government. No offlcia notification of the order to moblllzi las however been received here to night. a Roblln icnt blocked the )rtdge at The Pas to prevent Liberal vorkan gatUns to tho buUylng polls rhufi were Imported ty tho train kwd from Winnipeg, and it Is now Ibarfad that the resignation ot the liibwal caadJdate was brought about iy toproper methbde. Surely a de wht OoDtwratlye ous.ht to b tnough with the Rohlln outnt In Manitoba to come out la tlic open and them M a dligrece to the In snitc pi- all the worry, Loth figures .soar. Fh lie 'month of July they totalled 320, while lor the correspondin month last year the aggregate wa J18.065. Bank clearings for the mont amount to Last Ju they were. Customs collections for tlte moot ending yesterday' wire an lor July, 1913, they were Ho'mestcad entries lackal one ol b OMMANDEII-1N-CH1EF USSIAN FORCES dcrn. The attempt was unsuccessful. LIVERPOOL b 3.-Th6 directors of Cotton at AUSTRALIA MAKES OFFER OF SERVICES St. Petersburg, Aug. 3. Grand EXCHANGE CLOSED uke Nicholas Nickolovitch has been ppointed commahder-in-chiel of the Jussian army. It was once reported bat the Emperor would take com- mand. FRENCH AVIATOR GERMAN London, Aug. Standard re- orts that German and French avia- ors met in the air during.the en- sgemcnt at Longwy, and that the frenchman shot the German, -who ell three hundred feet and was killed. GERMAN ARMY REPULSED AT LONOWY London, Aug. late despatch rom Palis says that two officers and wenty men of a German patrol were illcd at Longwy and the German at- was repulsed. ANXIETY FOR DOWAGER'S SAFETY London, Aug. aniiety is elt here regarding the Dowager Em- press oi Russia Maria Feodorovna, -who has been visiting.her sister, the Queen Mother Alexandra in England. The Dowager Empress started for lieppe Fiiday night to talre a train or Russia by way of Germany. Since ito the complete satisfaction of military authorities. The pillage of a German jewelry store in Paris 'and other incidents of a meeting this morning rcsol'cd nccessaries, caused the pre- the cotton exchange he closed 0, poiice today to placard an ap- flnitcly. A resolution ivas passed dc- to Jparjsians to maintain order. elating that until iurther notice all measures are to lie taken trading In futures and all tenders and dealers raising their prices td settlements for future contracts be EJorujtant rates. suspended and that until arrangements to- safeguard the interests of all con-! GERMAN.Y WANDERS cerned can be made no trading in I-UTITH spot cotton shall be allowed- wllo .t! raised the vials were called out at three o'clock this afteruoon. Tills action confirms the belief that the British goveruni Sydney, Australia, Aug. int declarations yjcre malic here in FROM THE TRUTH Berlin, Aug. seml-ofn- speeches Saturday n ticn. campaign. Jose Minister, said clsl communication issued today says "While no German soldier has yet Get foot ou French soil, official rc- .........thnt :EC as Her at Nethcral, Marki- Waihington, D.C., neutrallt; ot inly In the European :rlsis Iras furt.her_lndlcated in pffi lal dispatches Irom American dlplo mate ahroad receired today by Preel dent -Wilson and Secretary Bryan. Washington, D.C., Aug. orders from Berne the legation ol the Nation of Switzerland today sent no- tice to all Swiss In the United State lia'ble to military to Join th lm .ln j ports from the irontier state FiJaS1 as lar :ph toot, 1 rime have absolute confidence in Sir war, Australia is at war." Ei-Premier Fisher, leader opposition, said "Turn your eyes to Europe and gii-e the kindliest icelingg to the 7 qi Germany. Since Milher Country. I pray that a dis- thrn no news has been received as to asttous war may he averted, hut icr whereabouts. GERMANY SENDS DBLSIyM ULTIMATUM London, Aug. has sent aa ultimatum to Belgium in which she oflcrs an entente provided Bel- gium facilitates tile movements of iermah troops. GERMAN SHIP BOMBARDS LIBAU Detlin, via Brussels, Aug. small cruiser Ausburgs sent tbe fol- lowing report to Berlin W wireless "Am bombarding the naval harbor at Liihau and ani engaged with the cnc- juu the worst happen, after every- thing lias been done that honor per- mits, we Australians will help and dtfcnd Great Britain to the last man and the last shilling." FRANCE MAKES APPEAL TO PRESS Pnris, Aug. appeal to the laiuc.i tills morning asks the newspapers to use caution fh publish- ing news about the war which might help Ihe enemy. It recalls the impru- dent revelations made in 1870 and the glltft aid afforded in. this -way to Ocrmany at that time and declares that any news published without the consent ol the military authorities, CMILOF1 Ottawa, iVug. The department of militia has been inundated with offers lor service o! all kinds aiid from afl parts of tlic Dominion. In some cases the offers arc from indi- viduals and in others officers com- manding offer their own and the ser- Washington, D.C., Aug. New York hankers will confer again f.omor row on the proposal to place 000 in gold to the credit ol England Secretary McAdoo holds that It is i matter to be decided between bank era themselves who will later an nounce their plans. Copenhagen, Aug. A Dnne, whi has Just arrived from Kiel says th German' Baltic licet IB making Itg 'wn; to the North Sea. Only an armored cruiser and two old ships are.lett in the Kiel roadstead. London, According to a dls jiatch to the Central News from King' Lynn, a seaport In Norfolk, Englam the British steamer Snxon, which let vices of squadrons, regiments lor ar- 1 tillery brigades. The' offers include one aviator, H. Landry, ot Quebec City. Among tliofce who offer arc the King's Lynn last Thursday with cargo of coat fqr Bransbutiel, Prussia has been seized by the German nay Vancouver, B.C., Aug. The Slxl Regiment ot Vancouver have wired th government at Ottawa, offering on my's cruiser. The naval port at Li- I rtnders the offender liable to a charge Qau Is in flames." Llhau is one of 0( treason. the principal seaports of Russja and ia located on the Baltic sea, one hun- dred miles north of the GMman The fact tbat France intends .to mobilize: her forces to .the last man indicated hy a bill to be introduc- coast. It is fortified.and is used jn parliament tomorrow'permlt- ting men who have lailtd to present themselves for their term of compul- sory military service to join the army now without liability to pun- ishment. Some Americans here have oflerod to fight lor France and a suggestion has liein .made thai i corps of Am- ericans should be organized hire. Tho mobilization has not passed olT with- out an occasional humorous incident. Today a captain who was carrying niiiinmcnt alonE on the stEnot, HoTnestcan entries lai'Kuii ui L ..v.u n.wi. ma u.i...b Inn the same as last year, namely on the German post, but no damage sloped a horse cab and nsKcn mo jj was done. Idri.cr to take him to the an arsenal by the hnvy. Tho German protected cruiser Aus- burg is of tons displacement, and her chief armhmont consists of twelve 4.1 Inch guns. Her crew con- sisti of about four hundred men. FRENCH SOLDIERS INVADE GERMANY Berlin, Aug. soldiers crossed the frontier last night at Laschlucht, a small village in th: Mountains. Shots were flrod following Lieut.-Cnl. J. W. Woods, and the Governor-General's foot- guards c! Ottawa Lieut.-Qol. Lcckie and the 72nd Highlanders of Van- couver Lieut.-Col. Bowcn and the 53rd regiment ol Shcrbrookc C3 Llcut.-Col. H. I-I. McLean, M.P., and the 2Sth Dragoons ol St. John, N. Lieul.-Col. 0. F. of St. John 13. B. Armstrong, a six-horse battery and ammunition coliimnMrom the 3rd Regiment gar- rison artillery, St. John, N. B.; Lieut.-Col. J. .1. Crcclman and the Sirth Brigade, Canadian Montreal; Lieut.-Col. S. 0. Robert- Bon and the 78th Highlanders, Pictou, N. S.; Licut.-Col. 'W. C. Good, and the Fourth Urlnadc Canadian Field .Artillery, Woodstock, N. B.; H. Wil- liam, of Strathmore, Altu., and one hundred men the officer commanding and the third co. Canadian Engineers, Ottawa Licut.-Col. F. C. Jamlcson and the 10th Alberta Dragoons ol Edmonton Major W. 0. Smythc and a siuadron oi the 27th Light Horse .housand men. New York, N.Y., Aug.. All Brills army and navy rescrvisLs In Amerlc are to be called out; 'Instructions t this wero received here toda from the Foreign Office by Actln Oonsul-Gcncral Noswp'rthy. Many r sei-vlstfl, It is expected, Iwill sail fo England oh tho steamer Luslfanl next Tuesday. London, Aug. It In learned o good authority.. that British gov- ernment will issuo a decree nostpo: Ing maturity ot debt obi gallons. This, will be tho ffrst tim such a step has hcen taken Blnco th Napoleonic wars. i London, Aug. following tcl gram from the home, government wn received by tho French Embassy th afternoon: Sunday, 4.10 p.m. French to rltory wan Invaded this morning Clrey and nea rti it Lonfwy, The cuitomi port al .wit attacked by double tuall- Winnipeg. Man., Au.. nd li moblllilni :iti trbbni. Official jtlflcatloni bien lint to every wlii cqniul ID all jarta of the world lat all cllUena Iliblt for military ier ce miiit report Immediately (o'l London, Aug. Cabinet, aftei 'ikree-fioufa' lelrilon; the'longest ev. hold, adjourned tkla alter uon. tha mejtinf 'Blr EdWard rey. AfCalri, nd Lord Haldane, left Downing itreet oiether. Thi'' two italiim'eB looked tceedlngly TM Im. in offlcliU ijIroWi..; today U at tbe outlook la eioeedlngly dark. Is generally feared that. ay be Involved In thi gnat itruglle. New Torki N.Y-, Anf. urrent In iblpplng clrclea hare, but ilch cannot be conflnneij In tatea tbat the Hamburi-Amerlcan lln- Kron Prlnceiiln Ceolllt. with in gold on board, hae been jptured by the British Navy and la elng towel Into Flynoutk. London, Aug. navt een summoned back Irom their train, I tamp to headouartera. Hull. England, Aug. l.T-Btemm. ive been aent out to bring the Brltlih iblng fleet from North aa. _ ceiaon today took lane of all maiiagei raachlng Eng nd over Atlantic cablet. cofle may not tranimltted, Paris.--German AmDUgador thli fternoon Traa illll1 In Parla alwaltlng stnictionn from Berlin to leave, none 'einlngly having jret reacned nlm. It understood that If lie does not ask or hii panporta thej will handed 1m tonight troopi today fired pori and tiroujtht 'to earth a French ying machine near'Vjjiel. etatenient laiued oday lays: "IB cdntequence of an attack on G vmah; territory, Ger- nany in.ln a Btate'of war with Russia. ranch reply to German repreienta- ons li of uriiailifac'tory character. France :has mobilized and utnreak of war with Franco must, therefore, he reckoned with any day r any moment." Another." statement 'declares thnt Oermanv during me of pe'ace floKfant contradlc- oh of Russia's peaceful assurances" London, Brlllth-Homo Has Issued'.orders pfohlb; Ing flights of air craft over the whole rea of the United Kingdom and coast i well as territorial, eicept by those n naval or military service. London, .Aug. Chron- de saye that the British Cabinet has "eflnlte'.y decided not to send an ex- edltlonary force abroad, but to make very honorable effort to prevent Jreal Britain [rom being drawn Into war. London, Aug. Portsmouth nd Gibraltar came news this mornlne f Increasing British precautions. All teamshlp communication through 'ortsmouth harbor been forbld- len, and at Gibraltar there has been aeued a proclamation regarding tha preliminary precaution! to.IB-taken c- the defence of the bay. Qermaa hipping at Gibraltar and other .polntil n the vicinity Is proceeding to Span- sh ports. The news of the German In- vasion of Luxemburg In dlaregard ot he neutrality regulations, ivas Irst information today to dlslllusloa hose who Btlll hoped something might urn up.to avert a'general catastro- ihe. Eicept for great silent crowds at either end of'Downing street, where [he Cabinet is sitting, and the unus- lal number of Americans who have mrrled from the continent, and who loday crowded the BteamBhlp offices, Condon maintained her usual Sunday calm. Everyhody was anxious, but there wan no show of enthusiasm and lack of the cheering noticeable lu 'arls Gibraltar, Aug.' French fleet, consisting .of twelve vessels, passed through the Strait of Gibraltar today, bound The Hasuo, Aug. !.-The govern-' ment proposes extraordinary measurci to prevent the cornering of loodstufM. It will also Introduce bills.autbortzlng Hie NethcrlnndB Sank, In case of war, to suspend payments In gold. London, Aug. 2.-A great crowd gathered today In the vicinity of Down- Ing street, where a Sunday seBBlon o the Cabinet was held. The Cablne. meeting on Sunday IB without pi in modern English- hlBtory. Before the Cabinet meeting Prlnc, Charles Ljchnowiky. the Gerrnn. Premier Aequlth, and" aftrnwardJ went to the Foreign Office to see Sir Edward Orey, tat foreign mlnlater.-___ Peking, Aug. Y-Martlal law-hn< icen declared In the Gorman Protect orato of Klno-Clmu. All forelgneri Including Britishers, hove been order ed to leave. Germans residing In. Peking have ift for Telng Tau, the fortified porl ,f Klao-Chau. The Fi'cnch, Erllisl ,nd Russian morchanli here are con ;