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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - August 4, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta lefbbnbge Tfoeraifc Blberta DAILY AND WEEKUY SUBSCRIPTION "RATES Dally, delivered, per year..... KOO Daily, by mail, per year...... 3.00 .Weekly, by mail, per year.... 1.00 TELEPHONES Business Office______....... 1252 Editorial Office.............. 1224 A. Buchanan John Torrance Managing Director Business Manager THE EUROPEAN SITUATION European situation at the mo- ment of wilting may be summed up as one intense expectancy. Beyond the published announcement "of a dec- laration of war and Russia, the Great Powers appear loth to take any definite steps which may be literally construed as war in its technical sense. "Ambassadors have apparently not been recalled, and dip- lomatic relations appear still to exist The most that can be inferred, from the Information that filters through, IB that provocative acts have been _ .Instituted by Germany to urge France into serious action, so that the respon- ifbllity of starting the conflagration may be thrown on her. German Emperor is evidently "playing the stage role Peacemaker. His actions, however, tend to belie his sincerity. But the ruler of the German Empire is in. a position which 'needs all the ingenuity at his com- to.-solve a problem which vit- ally him and the Empire over _ -which he rules.. In Germany the Soc- ialists have a strong footing. They ire all for peace at any price, and stand, solid against those whom they designate the "armor plate and caa- aon capitalists." -So Ioagras Germany is not the pro- roker, hut the provoked, and it is a of the Fatherland being attack- ed, then Emperor William knows full HCKED UP IN ASSING i FOK THE (JUSY MAN Edwin Abbott, retired manufactur- er of Brockville, is dead, aged 69. Henry Pringle, a prominent citizen of Out., is dead. He was a leading Liberal and Methodist. Near Petrolea, Ont., William Wise- man, aged 72, died of heart failure while pitching hay. Isaac Scott, aged 50, of Grand Val NEWS TUESDAY, AUGUST WHICH APPEARED IN-SPECIAL EDITION ISSUED THIS MORNING Aug. .4- ley, is charged little girl. with assault on a 3 jean rely on" that nat tonal 'i_ v sentiment calls for a united front in time of danger. The steps he has so far taken could are ex- plained, "in the German government press as 'acts of emergency for the j protection of the Fatherland.- It only rests with France, Russia or even Sreat Britain, .to take and. ihe astute William will probably ;.aave his-wlsh for "war gratified with- ant it being seemingly one of his own railing. v. England to "us at this distance ap- pears to'be indecisive. T But consider- W. E. Evans, after 22 years on the Gait Collegiate Institute staff, ha taken a position at New Westminster B. C. Col. Roosevelt's famous "river of doubt" has been officially named Rio Theodore by the Brazilian govern ment. Rev. J. M. McGlilivray, pastor Knox church at Aylmer, has accepted a call to the Presbyterian church at Petrolea. At London, Ont, John Laird, just out of the pen after serving a two- year sentence; is under arrest again charged with stealing. James Harris, aged 70, who lived ia summer cottage at Linden Beach, near Kingsviile, attempted suicide by cutting his throat with a razor. John Christie, a London Electric Cc. lineman, fell 4Q feet and was al- most instantly killed, when a badly rotted pole broke off. a resident of Sand- wich, near Windsor, OnL, for 46 years djed at the residence of his daughter in Detroit. He was said to be 105 years old. T- In South army worm ia not turpest it is jjj. other parts of Ontario, buc the cabbage worm is eating up everything in sight in. the lice of cabbages. Rogers, son of laeut-Col. Rog- ers, formerly postmaster of Peterboro, Out., has been appointed to a profes- sorship in the Royal Military College at Kingston. Owing to the'Iong drought early in ing the Tital issues'at_sta_ke _she-real--Lth.e .summer, it is espectefi that the ises that it is expedient to .play--what catput in Middlesex ;ooks like game. The re- sponsibility is s. serious one. it is not "i case vbf two nations being .drawn, Into but practically all the aatioas of rlnrope. Any action there- i iore Vhlch England trill take appar- 5ntly hinges on a deceive move by .The, moat. serious position at pres- Is tire 'occupation of a portion of Belgian" territory by 'Germany. It is countv will be much smaller than usual this n- to private information from a source in fc House oi Commons, the Irtish Government has presented an ultiUtui-tofe? the RuJ bermany demanding me instant withdrawal of German troops from territory. It is generally believed among the members of Parliament that britam will declare before twenty-four hours pass. It is understood that JlrimnrltTn n-11 I wiij.wj.iiVJUt, HULL the Belgian authorities have seized the wireless installation set up by the German school in the Belgian capital GfEEiiLiXY FUKTHER IN3rABES BELGIUM London, Aug. German' troops "'today made 5 ififtlier invasion of Bel- hp, T f V16r' t0 the east Qf LieSe' to a dispatch "to the French Embassy here from the French legation at Brussels SHIPS DETAINED IN GERMAN Bl'itish Consul being followed by cavalry in force. Several fresh violations of French territory by German troops were re- ported today. Detachments visited outlying farms at Lepuix, near Bel- fort, and requisitioned cattle. jWlLHELM A SHIP OF MYSTERY New York, N.Y., Aug. des- tination of the steamer Kron Prinz Wilhelm of the North German Lloyd line, which left this port last night i with "a cargo coal-and miscellan- London, the following cablegram: from Sir eous stores, was a subject of specula1 tion in marine circles today. The after clearing" Sandy Hook, had only her running lights burning, "PI A 1 1 O' and Was In a "southerly direc- I niladeipilia, tion, instead of northeastward, which Grey, Foreign Secretary at steamships jnter 'Urgent. in German s -umai furthe merchant not to proceed to or er notice. British shops being detained already bound for Europe. AUSTRIANS SUFFER HEAVY LOSSES Paris, Aug. A dispatch" from VISCOUNT MORLEY RESIGNS Morley of Blakhurn did not attend today's ioimcil, and this no nn that he had resigned as Lord EtAS BECLASEB WAS' OX BELGIUM? NIsh, Servia, to Le Matin the Austrian troops were defeated- with heavy losses In a battle against the Serx-iaus on Sunday near Semendria The regiments of Austrian comprising nearly thousand men, .supported by heavy advanc- 1C on Ciroulatioa todaJr Germany had gium. German troops crossed the TAKES 4 BRITISH BOATS London, Aug. 3. It is reported at German interests were en- ed. his escape without being injur year. cannot-bufcaU on Great ._ Pere Marquette ti Lieut-Col. F. D. Farquhar, D.S.O., military secretary to H. R. "tie Duke of Connaught. continue in the same capacity to Ms Serene High- ness Prince Alexaader of Teck. With bjs chest crushed in and bear- tog other marks of violence, a wealthy immediate action, _as she aas deflnirely guaranteed 'the Belgian f crerament _the preservatioa that _ wantrYs neutrality. England's defer In-taiing action- may appear iner- ?lf unless -ire are to, .believe that lome explanation has been tendered. 'The resignation of the President of tte Local Government Board points difference as to a war policy the --British cabinet. The nest few to clear the kqrizoa-aaXto the 'definite "conduct England Trfir adopt. We may be as- inred that With hec. it will not" be a. lase of forcing war" until the very last of diplomacy Is exhausted. And she so declares she will have the whole-hearted -support of every aian of British.- blood in the Empire, m honor -bound she Is fulSlllcs terribl3vinjured through ihe obligations she has undertaken. can't hurry John Bull, but when jicts yon can count his decision ajne after deliberate and sane coa- -lideration. Rev.-Dr. Bland of Winnipeg favors i new political party in Canada. The idea hasJjeeju proposed before bat it sever succeeded! thing to do Is io get "busy and remodel the old part- v.- es." "War soon cements antagonistic for- near the tracks, a mile and a half from- where he lived. Provincial police are investigating. Canada, Is perfecting the plans for its part In the ice patrol of the North BY GERMANS that the German navy seized four RUSSIANS FORCED British steamers, the vo Great Central Railroad, in the hor at Hamburg. If confirmed ticians say, English war" Is trusted, was quite unprepared to deal with a complex question.- It is reported that Germany h sei ed the Aland Islands, a part FmLnd. BRITISH'.-NAVY MADE RECORD MOBILIZATION Londcn, Aug. admiralty an- nounces that the mobilization of the had invaded' m n irontkr guards, according to TO THE LAST MA.N word here. The Germans attacked the! Berne, .Switzerland, -KlIRSlPn nnj _ .__ GERMANS INVADE j FR-AXCE ght that navy was completed in all respects at 4 o'ciccfc this morning. This due to the measures taken and response oi the reserve men! in advance of the Royal Proclama-! "BERWICI- FOI'T 0 Aug. British crnisj RUSSIAN WAHSHlF er SeJt ber dead and the field. A large force of Austrian troops aided by a flotilla of monitors composed of twenty vessels, has been trying, for the last sis days to cross the river Save into Servian_vterritory, but has not succeeded in-Sanding. FORCED TO RUN r "Bar Harbor, Me., Aug. As a rresult, the corespondent says, North German Lloyd steamer Kron the Germans were unable- to leave iPrin2essin Cecelie, carrying more gold, and been more or less since _ she sailed fronr Tuesday, arrived in this harbor today. The Cecilie drop ped anchor here at six o'clock this _______ morning after a forced run of foui has been completed. Every able-bod-1 davs> her of fleers .fearing capture, ied man has responded to the colors RETURNING STEAMERS ARE OVERCROWDED Paris, Aug. steamship of- with the exception of those of the French line were closed this morning, but the American :IIne an- nounced that its offices would he op- at three o'clock this afternoon. J 4. Ufc and there was a, of Switzerland and every railway bridge' and moun- The a German force have extended to the commandeering near Cirey. of all available provisions and nn .means of locomotion. I have provisions and all Even bicycles Atlantic, which was proposed the Titanic disaster, as a means of AXD GERMANY securing greater safety to ocean trav- The C. N. R. has just placed an order with Canadian firms for more than a million and a half dollars worth of equipment. Through trains may run from Edmonton to Toronto as soon as this equipment js deliver- ed. A -10-year-old lad "named William Schemerhorn of Newburg, Ont., was STILL NEGOTIATING Brissels, Aug. Soir says another German note has been r" v JJSre at midaight withiRUNS AGROUND Copenhagen, Aug. Hal SOLDIERS HALIFAX Russian j warship is aground at Aland Islands. jit is said to be the Andrei Pervos- X. S., Aug. 3.-Th3 first! vanny> a of tons laid re- of the Canadian "llilitia were or- doWTt in l904' cei'.ed by Belgium in response to Bel-r-Sered en duty today when the FRAXCS STANDS gi.m's reply to Germany's ultia- :_ Cmadf-n Artilierv, the'CSrd Hal'iav BEHIND BELGIUM turn and that negotiaticns betra HL es the sixty-Sixth Prrncess Brassels. Aug. If was officially I AA.VJ til l the two countries are j Louise were detailed to as- aimoanced tonight that France had GERMAN GAINS IN a m manninz the fortresR undertaken in the event of hosHMfW in front of a mowing machine his father was driving. The boy lost a foot, toe on the.other foot, a finger and thumb. At Graf ton, near Cobourg, Edwari GERMAN GAINS IN RUSSIAN POLAND Berlin, Aug. 3. border irom I.uhliriv1 aitzr a short took posses Russian Po m the fortress here. undertaken in the event of -JOHX BURXS to fuliin her obligations to preserve HAS RESIGNED Belgium neutrality. London, AUJ. Burns Pre-' The Cabinet has decided, sicent of the "local government board 'not to. appeal to thc Powers as yet, COALITION h-D TT- TTlll !1 TITn 1 ft Of WAS "VF TXTTQ TPV for New Yo liner France every possible place' on her that can be oc- cupied by a passenger taken. CLOSING WIRELESS STATION IN N.J. New York, Aug. The trans Atlantic wireless station at Tuckertoc, NJ., communicating direct ,with a tower ar Hanover, Germany, and not with s_hi2S at sea, is to be closed, be- cause of the fear that to remain open be s. violation of neutrality laws. He iTh The mn oi TC, h the ya eniment says that up to tie present an fim A _ _ ment. time no Germans have'entered'Bel- have been occupied by the ORDERED TO LEAVE PARIS NEW SOUTH WALES Berln, Aug. German Em- MEN AND SHIPS perrr has instructed the German am-! N.S.W., Aug. Com- cars-.L'or at Paris to demand his' Das decided to offer the Imperial government an expeditionary TO INSURE WHEAT ondun, Aug. government has decided to guarantee war risks nest door, bac rushed in htirrv extinguished the' flames, feet badly bamed, as hey to don his shoes. 'edly and! premiums to be paid by i. Ihe importer be charged J 18 hiai asainst the eventual receiver- 6th erinal1 tated that force of men, End Ufplace the Australian warships under th'e con- trol of the Admiralty. WAR MINISTRY London, Aug. idea of a coalition war cabinet is repugnant to I the'Liberal papers, and according to the Liberal chref whip, there is no jn- tention to form a ministry of this sort 3000 RUSSIANS HELD' IN Stockholm, Aug. bill propos- ing a moratorium was introduced in Russia have made i BRITISH NAVAL not wait and Ulstermen were Ireland and the Suffra- ;ettes were busy with bombs, pepper md bricks: Todar B0id Britam Is inited solidly in aldetennination to At the military cour Ottawa, it was proved been alcoholic beer I 5 Battery at. -jntinfjuiry at London This step is being taken to secure quarters of Canadian wheat. GERMANS..'CAPTURE. FIFTY COSSACKS Berlin, Aug. 3. Germans made the r first of war inquiries as to whether Sweden would I BATTLE DENIED remain neutral. Germany was brief, The report circulated in London to- demanding to "Snow whether Sweden I day that" there had been a nava] en- was "for or against us. gagement in the North Sea between iphold the integrity of the nation. The Winnipeg Free Press says that ed condition. He .was canoe and after making' Camere, Liberal candidate in ered about aimlessly. The German ultimatum to Be' ium British and German warships Is un- created a deep mi it true. Is believed that if a similar .nnm GERMANS HAVE f we addressed to Sweden, g- INVADED HOLLAND there was nothing to proC t officers were cognizant Wm. Fraser of Owen to hare been drowned rec- butj near Hohenzale. Fifty Cossacks were e lun3' s r riscd and overwhelmed by a tbe example ia refus- to aid Germany.___ The white book concludes with a statement. that Russia's mobilization showed clearly, that Russia desired war. MOBILIZZATICN GERMANY PROCEEDS Berlin, Aug, mobilization ol the German army- proceeded today with absolute calm. There were few signs in Berlin that anything extra- ordinary was happening with the ex- ception of great crowds rail- road stations and the lack of taxi- cabs, half of which had been 'requi- sitioned by the army authorities. An open air religious service, attended by many soldiers in kit, was held-today around ,the_Bismarck monument outsjde the imperial liament House. All joined In tha Lord's Prayer. v A notice was'issued by the police the Emperor's strength and time were absorbed by the'work Imposed on him at this serious hour and that it was not .proper for him to be disturbed by popular demonstra- tions. In accordance with the Imperial constitution the Kings of Bavaria, Saxony and Wurtemberg have placed their armies under the command ol Emperor William. The Grand Duke Itrf Mecklenburg Streiitz and the Duke' of Brunswick are to take the field. The families of all soldiers-of the" reserves summoned toJLhe_colors to by the state." IJ. S. NAVY TO CARSY MAILS, Washington, Senate" today voted to authorize the Secre- tary of the Navy to' establish'naval lines to "carry and freight to South-America and Europe. The Mil goes to 'the House. KAISER DISCLAIMING RESPONSIBILITY official communication published here today concerning of the ?rar says: "In consequence of a Russian at- tack "on German territory, Germany ia in a state of war with Russia. "The French .reply to Germany's note has been received.In the mean- time, and is of an unsatisfactory na- ture. In addition'Franca has ordered the mobilization of her army, the outbreak of war between .Ger- many and France must be awaited at any moment." Another; seminofflcial communication wks' issued this untrue the French reports, that Ger- many had begun war against France Parliament today. There are three thousand Russians here, with no pos-j sibility of their being able to return home. D OWAGER "EMPRESS AT COPENHAGEN London, Aug. Emm-ess tered the destination of the vessel to _ _ tachn-nt of German frontier guards. CARPENTIER Tr.e force, cf which they were thejJOIXf THE ARMY from his fShore wand- Ihe gone to California and there is no; likelihood of him return- The mices of Quebec pr is to Canada, He did not go for his yielded" a production of but for the health the Rob- The Pas plot exposed :t will reveal more c? asbestos leads all mine IJA- _ political rottenness existing in 1913.These figures show aa two million dollars] ia increase cutprsts, was driven lack Al- lenst'in, a" East Prussia sit- uated on Hie River AHe. FRENCH AVIATOR DROPS A ROMS Paris, Aug. Maria Feodorowna of Russia is re- ported to have reached Copenhagen, whence she will try to get to St. Pet- i ersburg by way of Sweden and Fin- land. She was on her way to the Rus- Tho Burgomaster sian capital from a visit to of Antwerp announced tonight that the Germans had invaded Limburg, Hol- land, and that the province had been____ placed under martial law. Limburg GERMAN AEROPLANE France's foremost fistic fighter, has j has a population of nearly a Quarter iOin f ?i o n A_-ii_' joiaed the army. He responded to a million. call to ttu at the cent colors by reporting for duty j GERMANS AND iral military depot. nvA Paris, Aug. 0. French GERMA.N3 LEFT IN ati.tcr, from Nancy in a BIer-iUJRCK IN RUSSIA mm passed over the! _" London, Aug. dispatch to the RUSSIANS GLA3H when she was stopped in Berlin and turned back -by the German authori- iTALY IS AT PEACE WITH ALL Rome, Aug. a semi-official st tement published .here today ife was said Italian CaSinet has decised that some the European powers are at war .Italy is at peace with all the belligerents. Consequent- ly the citizens and'subjects of thc Kin dom d Italy arc obliged to ob- DROPS BOMB IN LUENEVILLE Paris, Aug. German army aeroplane last evening dropped three bombs in the French fortified town of from Al-JLueneville, to the southeast of Nancy, letstein in east Prussia, say that a j Some property damage was causedj Russian column attacked there were no casualties. ing the value of ti G rmrn skirmish Hae near'Mora5RS Poaf- from St Petersburg re- S burs at j> o'clock last evening. KAISER -TRIES TO wy today and cropped bombs. Pressnt3 the Germans in the Russian town was defended by a squadron of inside German lines. One of them as incenseci at the conduct of dncts. the quantities which the "Germans were using OR the reaca" railway line, and to have demolished rt. The flight was made in the earlr is reported to have" fallen squarely their government, -which to the last on ihe engine of the armored train pretended surprise at Russia's policy the llth Pomeranian Dragoons. The Russians are said to have lost about twenty killed. -The Germans lost none and then withdrew its ambassador- kitted, but severs! men were slightly suddenly, leaving its people in the j wounded. Dispatches from the same lurch, as the American 'Emhasstr tn tavern cav fHa APPLY' -WHITEWASH Berlin, German gov- ernment has issued a white-book, re- counting ths events leading ap to'the war, and giving trie texts of the UAe- graras exchanged between the Ger- serve the of nsutrality.'' The summcning" ol colors was an- need today ol the" first category of t'c IFSd snd 1890 classes, olu tho :t lian army have to present themselves on August 8. The naval reserves of th? same classes were called ont while all ar- tis ns, sto'ers, and electricians were to te ready for mohilization. HELP SENT TO STRANDFIp AMERiCAJCS Washingion, D.C., Aug. York arranged with tbe State and Treasury departments tonight to send in gold coin to'Europe to relieve the Americans stranded there, and unable to get cash for VN.VI.-WVII viut-.clliu uuauic fjci. lu as the American Embassy, to town say that the railroads from Jo-, man Ejaperor and the Russian Emper- and letters of credit to her troops invading Preach territory. The communication, then recapitulates a number of incidents to show that France JiadjLakeaJthe In- itiative in ABOUT THOSE VESSELS Londos, Aug. German Em- bassy here today Issued the ifollow'rig explanation of the recent-interference with British ships by German war vessels: t _ "This action was merely a police measure, and there was no intention on the part of Germany of'interfer- ing with the property'of The Castro was ordered to Hamburg: be- -j cause it was undesirable that any commercial vessels bs 'in the Kiel canal, while in the case of the Saxon, the German government hag purchas- ed the coal, on boardJrom the firm to which it was Consigned and had al- ;