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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - August 4, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta Vfi. SPECIAL EDITION LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 1914 PRICE FIVE CENTS NUMBER 40 _. LONDON, AUG. 4.-GERMANY HAS DECLARED WAR ON BRITAIN ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Daily Chronicle has a Special Edition Stating that England and Germany are at War. RULE BRITANNIA MQTOER COUNTRY IN STATE OF WAR WITH THE GERMAN EMPIRE Formal Declaration Has Not Yet Been Made ---Sir John Jellicoe Assumes Command of British Has Resigned BRITAIN IN STATE OF WAR WITH GERMANY 4. li.20 p.m. Renter's Telegram Company au- lonnces that it learns that a state of war exists between Great Britain and fflS MAJESTY THE KING V- Si. Fierce NaVal Mgagement Between French and German n 1 U J Off Mamborough Head Has Been Reported FRA1E DECLARED Paris, Aug. French Minister of WJIT today issued the following note: 'The German Ambassador has demanded his passports and diplomatic between France and Germany, have been broken off. "War is declared." GERMANY SAYS it IS A "STATE OF WAR" German Embassy served notice on the United States today that a "staterof war" existed between France, and Germany.- It is tantamount to a declaration of war, but technically different FORMAL DECLARATION RUMORED Grain Exchange cable says that Ger- many has formally declared war on France, in consequence, it is stated, of alleged flights of'French aviators over German ler- ald is in Receipt of a Flash Stating that Great Britain has Officially De- clared War. The German Ambassador Has Been Reques- ted to ask for His Passports. Sermany. ENEMY EXECUTES SEVEN FRENCHMEN Winnipeg, special despatch from Strassburg, Ger- many, says seven Frenchmen have already been put to death on the charge of being spies. FOREIGN SPIES ARRESTED IN LONDON Winnipeg, Aug. five men suspected of being foreign spies were arrested in London today, is stated in a London cable. LATEST DESPATCHES (8 .O'clock) Bordeaux, France, Aug. German steamers, in this port have seized. London, Aug. Britain declard war on Germany at 7 o'clock tonight. i RESIGNS CATER WAR i London, Aug. third resignation from the Asquith cabinet be- :ause of England's war policy came this evening wfeen Charles F. G. Master- man, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, resigned. He was defeated in two bye-elections, the last one being Ipswich. BRITAIN TAKES TWO WARSHIPS KING GEORGE ORDERS MOBILIZATION London, Aug. proclamation- by King; George' com- manding the mobilization of the British army, jwas from the steps of the Royal Exchange. A huge crowd cheered ritory. NAVAL BATTLE IN PROGRESS London, Aiig. British Admiralty; officially announce that the government has the two battleships, one completed and the other nearly completed, ordered in England by. Turkey, and two destroyers ordered The battleships have.been named the Erin and Agincourt. JELUCOE TO COMMAND HOME 'FLEET London, Aug. Admiral Sir John Jellicoe-today assumed supreme command, of _the British home fleets with the acting rank of Admiral. His chief of staff is to be Rear Admiral C. E. Madden. _. The new. naval commander in chief took a prominent part in Admiral Seymour's advance to the assistance of the legations at Peking during the Boxer rising. GERMANY REJECTS BRITAIN'S. ULTIMATUM Berlin, Aug. is send-officially stated that Germany has decided to reject the ultimatum from England demanding assurance.of Belgium's neutrality. GERMANY DECLARES WAR QN BELGIUM Winnipeg, Aug. special despatch from London says: "It is officially announced at the Foreign Office that Germany has declared war on Belgium. This announcement following England's promise that she will stanTby Belgium isJooked to as foreshadowing British action. The entire Belgian army has-been BELGIUM INSTATE OF WAR' Brussels, Aug. state of siege was declared today at the fortified positions of Liege, Na- of the arm7 denote the state of war which is expected to open in ine invaded province of Liege. GERMANS SHELL BELGIAN TOWNS Brussels, Aug. has reached here that the Germans are shelling Lieme and Namur. FRENCH CAPTURE TWO GERMAN CRUISERS Algiers, Aug. to an unofficial report, a French fleet has captured two German cruisers, the Goeben and Breslau. and "sang the British National Anthem.. London, Aug. Britain today sent a practical ulti- matum to Germany, satisfactory reply by midnight tonight on the subjgc-Lof-the Belgian neutrality. P Winnipeg, special despatch from. London says: "A desperate battle between the German and French fleets in the- North Sea is reported in a despatch to the Tynee, -which says English ships, arriving in the, Tyne' early today, reported a conflict raging off Flaainborough Head. The pilot of one of the ships said the shipmaster informed him-he saw German French ships in combat" GERMANY'S ANSWER A DEFI London, Aug; reply to Sir Edward Grey's speech indicating the British in regard to the violation of Belgian territory by Germany, was a second ultimatum from Berlin to Brussels, saving Germany was, prepared to carry through her plans by force of arms if necessary. ASQUITH London, A nrrGns coi should give France had before midni FRENCH SINK GERMAN "PANTHER" Paris, Aug. despatch from Algiers says it is reported that the French warships have sunk the German cruiser Panther. ENEMY KILL PARISH PRIEST Paris, Aug. German detachment today entered the village of Moineville in the menr of Meurthe et MoselleTA Parish Priest was killed. BRESLAU SINCE CAPTURED Paris, Aug. .Governor of Algeria, in a telegram received hy the French SENDING OF ULTIMATUM Asquith in the of Com- lhe seirfhig to Germany of request that she me aswrance of the neutrality of Belgium as and that her reply sbouM be sent to England says that the German cruiser Breslau fired eight broadsides, some sixty shells, into, the French fortified town of Bona this morning. One man was killed and some buildings were damaged. TURKEY MOBILIZES ITS ARMY London, Aug. has notified Great Britain that the forces of th; Empire are being mobilized. The is a precautionary measure Tnrky win remaia abeo- J lately neutral. IM acme qmartera, fcowever, it fa bettered Uds step k betag by Twrkey in the fear tiiat the Rrnan BUck Sea leet wirt attempt to force the Bosphtrw that Ihmia may tmpg OK the Tarkteh sheres of the Black Sea GENERAL SIR IAN HAMILTON THE MAN OF THE HOUR THE WOULD-BE NAPOLEON GENERAL KITCHENER BSRKABtR ;