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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - August 4, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 1914 'THE LJSTHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD BELGIAN SITUATION CRUCIALiASQUITH Germany Has Violated Belgian Territory in Face of Belgian's Answer Unsatisfactory LONDON, AUG. ORDER WAS ISSUED.THIS EVENING GIV- ING THE GOVERNMENT CONTROL OF ALL THE RAILROADS GREAT BRITAIN. IN LONDON, AUG. GOVERN- ''We received this morning from our Minister in Brussels the following tel- egram: German Miniiter has this morning addressed a note flian Minister for Foreign Affairt _ WENT 'HAS ISSUED 'A'DECREEFOR that as the govern RIDDING THE EXPORTATION OF j COPPER, ,NICKLE AND ZINC AND WAR STORES OF ANY CHARAC- has aeclined a well-intentioned IS LEARN- ED OFFICIALLY AT THE MINIS- TRY OF WAR THAT GERMANY HAS DECLARED WAR ON BEL- GIUM. Martial Law in Old Country Loudou. Aug. special issue of the'London Gazette proclaims a sort of martial law British Isles. London, Aug. Asquith, in the House of Commons this after- said that a-telegram had been sent .early-this.morning to Sir Edward Goschen. British Ambassador in Ber- to the fo'.Iowiug effect: "The King of-Belgium had appealed to Britarinic Majesty's govsrrv ment for "diplomatic intervention on behalf of Belgium." '_ British government is informed that the German 'government has de- livered to the Belgian government a rote proposing friendly neutrality pending a free passac-s of German troops through" Belgium, and promis- -tr.g to maintain the independence and Integrity of the Kingdom and its POE- tessions on the conclusion of peace, threatening in car.? of refusal to Belgium as an enemy. Sir Edward British For- Secretary, requested an answer _ V-'itJiin "twelve hours. Premier Asquith then read a tele- from the German Foreign Min- which the German Ambassador' In .London had sent to Sir Edward Grry It was as follows: "Please disoel -.any distrust on the cf .British: covernmeht re- gard, to our intentions by repeating ir.cst'.ncsitjvely the German assurance proposal submitted to It by the im- perial German government, the {at- ter, deeply to its regret, will fae com- pelled., to carry out, if necessary by fore; of arms, the measures consider- ed indispensable in view of the French menace.'" Mr. Asciuith continued: "Immediately after we received from th- Belgian legation here the from the Belgian of Foreign Affairs: "'The Belgian-General Staff an- nounces that Belgian territory has been violated at Vires, near Aix-la- Chapelle.' "Subsequent information tends to show that a German -force has pene- trated still farther'into Belgian ter- ritory. VW also received this note this- morning from the German Am- basadOf here'. "'Please dispel any distrust that may subsist on the part of the British government in renard to our inten- tions, by repeating most positively th-s formal assurance.that in case of arm- ed conflict with that government, Ger- many will under no pretensions what- ever annex Belgian territory. The sincerity of this declaration is borne out by the fact that we have solemnly pledged our word to Holland strictly, to respect her neutrality. It is obvi- ous w.t could not profitably annex Bel- gian teritory; without making territor- ial acquisition at the expense of Hol- land. Please impress upon Sir Ed- ward Grey that the. German army Ottawa, Aug. Royal Stand-. questions of mobilization and on de- ard floating above the east block this morning announced the return to the capital of'Hif. Jloyal Highness 'the Duke of Connauglit, Governor General of Canada. His Royal Highness and party arrived at 7 o'clock this morn- ing after" trip from Banff where their cross-Canada trip was Interrupted by the outbreak of hostilities iu Europe. Despite the long and tiring train journey, His lloyal Highness was at his office at an early hour this forenoon. Premier Borden went Into conference with the Duke in the Governor General's office at 11 o'clock. The two came out and proceeded to the. council chamber, where the cabinet went into session at once. Although no official an- nouncement has been given it is -un- derstood here that the Duke will re- main at the capital for some time at least, and it is even considered pos- sible that at the present crisis his term.of office as Governor General ol tails connected with the equipping of In connection with the mat- ter Sir Frederick Borden had consid- erable experience in 'S99 -when Can PAGE THREE Stomach Troubles Due to Acidly so SAYS E'MINENT SPECIALIST. So-called stomach troubles, such as indigestiou, .wind, and stomach-ache are in probably nine cases out of ten simply evidence' that fermentation is taking plaoe in the food contents ofj the stomach, causing the of gas and, acids. Wind, distends the j stomach, and causes that full, oppres- sive feeling sometimes known as heartburn, while the acid irritates THE LATEST n AH.IZ "i, AV it; tLViu. JiiiLil ada sent contingents to the South Af- and; Inflames the delicate lining rican war. the stomach; The trouble lies enti Of: entire-; ly in the fermentmg food, SucJi fer-j mentation is unnatural, but mav in- volve most serious consequences if: not corrected. To stop or prevent not remain exposed to a French attack across Bslgium, which was planned, according to absolutely un- impeachabie information.. Germany has, as a consequence, disregarded Belgian to prevent what means to her a d.uestion of life and that even in case'of armed conflict Frsn'ch advance through Bel- w.th Belgium. Germany will under no njum prstehticnc '.vh-tcvcr Belgian' territory.'1 The then, said: "I-have to .add to-this, on behalf c? -The' reading of this telegram was Erected with derMve laughter by the j His Majesty's government, we cannot ttEinbers of the House. The Premier "We understand that Eeloium cate- gorically refused to assent to a fla- grant violation of the law of nations. "His Majesty's government was ag- ainst this" violation of a treaty to vjliich Germany wac a party in com- mon with England, and must request csaurancv; that the demand made up- en Belgium by Germany be not pro- ceeded vvith' and that. Belgium's neu- trality be respected fay Germany, and have asked for ar. immediate re- i regard this in any sense a satisfact- jory communication. We have in reply {repeated the request made last week j to the German government, that it should give us the same assurance, re- jgarrfing Belgian neutrality as wae giv- j en to us by France last j "We have that the German reply to that request, and a satisfac- answer to our telegram of this 1 morning should be. ntven bsfore mid- night _- The Premier concluded grave stateajeat amid a great cutburst of cbeerius from, all parts of, the House. PASSING OF nisi cam Ilcsmer i consisting, ot the office staff aod oth- officials on the 31st, inst., receiv- ed the customary one month's notice ito quit. After the expiration of this period the Ilosmer Mines, Ltd., -svill cease -to exist in so far as Hosraer is concerned and there "will only remain there some fifty men vrhich are employed by, .the Crows Nest Tass Coal company, pf .this city, Trho a number of coke ovens at" Hosmer, and will require these men to operate same. The Wax: Today At a Glance Canada will be extended beyond the period-which expires in October. His presence here in case of mobilization of Canadian troops for the great war would be invaluable as he was form- erly commander-in-chief of the British army and would therefore be able to! advise the Canadian authorities as I to the best possible.disposal and or-j Cautain Buckley and GaPtain ganization of Hie" Canadian troops aides-de-camp to the Governor .is .also realized that at the present 1Genera1' wil1 saii tomorrow from juncture when sailings are uncertain J Montreal if the-v can secure a passage and diplomatic relations strained that i thoir regiments. the'sending-of'.a Governor General in the person of Prince Alexander Teck would be fraught with if..not danger. j' Sir Wilfrid Lairrier, leader of opposition, has returned to work at his office after a short holiday- at Arthabaslcayiile, whicji be brought to a .hurried close on account of the serious situation. Sir Wilfrid'Laiirier attended to his heavy correspondence this morning and it is expected that he will be ready and willing to lend his advice gained through long ex- perience in British diplomatic affairs to the government. j' So far however no conference be-'' tween the leaders has occurred. As ar indication of the sinking of party1 differences in face of the crisis Col. Sam Hughes, of militia, stated Jast night that his predecessor, Sir Frederick Borden, rican war. It is to be noted that, despite many offers of service which are daily pour- ing, in from individual militia uuita, OLUJJ ui it will be impossible to send these of the food contents of tjje stomach and to neutralize the and render It blacd and less, a teaspooiifui of bisurated mag- nesia, probably the best and most effective corrector of acid stomach known, should be taken in a quarter of a glass cold water im- mediately after eating, or whenever wind or acidity is felt. This stops the fermentation, and neutralizes the acid- ity in a moments. Fermentation wind and acidity are dangerous and unnecessary. Stop or prevent them by the use of a proper antacid such which can be obtained from any druggist and thus enable the stomach to do its work properly without .being hindered by Poisonous gas and dangerous j REsSFoF TODAY'S NEWS Will be Hashed on the Screen at Starlaud To- night, dii-cct from the Herald's Special Wire organizations in their present form. -A. standard uniform and equipment 'will be necessary for the various bod- ies which are mobilized uud a. tremen- dous task therefore devolves upon the ordinance and stores departments. In j" manr case? units will have to be combined while there will be a selec- tion of men on a strict physical basis, the preference 'being given to unmar- ried men. The Duke of Conuaught remained with, the ministers in cabinet council for an hour and a quarter. When council -broke up 110 announcement was': made, by Sir Robert Bordeu, who intimated that the government was still anxiously awaiting definite news from the war office. Col. Farquhar, military secretary to j the Governor General who is an offic- er of the Coldstream Guards, will leave for England in a few days. Bos MRS. TOLANDER'S BODY RECOVERED FROM WRECK OF EMPRESS vould be asked to give his advice on A telegram received by Mr. M. To lander, of Warner, on Saturday, conveyed the infor- mation that the body of Mrs. Tclander, who was lost in the Empress of Ireland disaster, been found. .ilr. Tolarider, who went to Quebec just after the tragedy, had 'been back in Warner a week, when the news came, as he stavedj-jvith -relatives ia Icwa, route, home. The body will be sent to Iowa where interment will take yiace. BRITAIN Issues ultimatum to Ger- many to declare herself ss to Bel- gian neutrality. The ultimatum expires at midnight. GERMANY replies with ultimatum to i Belgium to 'allow troops to cross j th-s latter's territory peacefully, or i warlike measures will b'e" used. issues- proclamation cf of war" vvith France. MARKETS TUESDAY'S GRAIN PRICES Winnipeg. Aug. 4. Opening and closing prices on the grain exchanges today-were Open Close FIERCE NAVAL BATTLE between French and German :fteet off Flamborough Head, England. GERMAN cruisers capture British steamer Queen Maud In Pacific coast waters. FRENCH Mmister of Foreign Affairs says "war .is declared" on Ger- many. THE WAR AND MARKETS Oct.-'......... Dec. Dec. May Oct. Oct..........' Oct.......... Nov. Bee.......... 1.01J 1.40 'CASH'PRICKS Wheat- No. I No. 2 Nor. Oats- No. 2 C. NO. 3 c: w................ 071 1.02i 41 55 i.371 1.38J. 1.01 '99 39.1 Chicago, Aug. today be- came active again