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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - August 4, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 4 1914 CEMANY GIVEN UNTIL STATE OF WAR DECLARED BY NUMBER 198 FierCe Naval Engagement Between French and German Fleets Flamborough Head Has Been Reported DECLAlF Paris, Aug. French Minister of War today issued the jfoliowmg-notc: German Ambassador has demanded his passports and diplomatic relations between France andllermany have been broken off. A is declared." GERMANY SAYS IT IS A "STATE OF WAR" Washington, Aug. German Embassy served notice on the United States today that a of war'-' existed between France and Germany. It is tantamount to a declaration-of war. but technically different FORMAL DECLARATION RUMORED Aug. Grain Exchange cable says jiiat Ger- many has formally declared war on France, in consequence, it 5s stated, of alleged flights of French aviators over German'ter- ritory. DESPERATE NAVAL BATTLE JN PROGRESS i ,.-Winnipeg, Aug. 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 in the Tyne early today, reported a raging off Flaamborough'Head. pilot of one. of the ships tsaidiJthe -shipmaster informed Iikn he saw German an'd Hrench ifwTcomBaV' _- T- j rc Position of Opposing Armies of Austria and Servia Map of Servia showing -here engagements havtTalieadf. taken place, and where tire Servians are Austrians back at llorava Pas the [ctian-e message quote FRENCHMAN U telegram from Civet as saying-that Paris, first act- of.u uuiiiikK uuc oapanesc cruiser aotciianitiuic ana iiiiti njocnicg. The British warship Shearwater Idzume, which is protecting the Al- no news WJIS madc as to the [EMPIRE WHEAT CROP immediately cleared for action, and j geriae and the Rainbow." j movements of British war vessels, j BUSHELS man., Aug. 4. intense excitement over the war situation continues to prevail in Lethbridgc. Stewart, OtTicer Commanding the 25th I'attcry of th? Canadian FieM ArtiUrry, stated this morning JUtSLfcjIlicL Th2 gieatest event of the cenUiry, that the battery would not he per- ;ritain's declaration of war ag-inst- milted to inovc unlil a call for vol- CRUTSER BOMBARDS SON A London, Aug. 4. The German cruiser Beslau bombarded the French naval station of Bona, Algeria, at four o'clock this morning, afterward steaming oft at full speed in a wes- according "to a dis- at the French cmbassv B Germany, awaited last with feverish With received at the Herald of night every FRENCH AND GERMANS .UP'-FRONTIER FORTS Aug. A grain ci- WOMAN ATTEMPTS SUICIDE Mrs. Patton of NeUon took Carbolic Acid in Cranbrock Hotel Cranbrook, B.C., Aug. woman registering at a local hotel yesterday as Mrs. C. Patton of ed suicide in her by drinking carbolic acid, she gave her age to the attending ptTgsi.Q'a? as twenty-three years. She wifl recover. fice, ths crowd thronged about outside the door the bulletin boardj and the feeling ran at a high pitch until a.late hour. Two more reservists in addition to the list published yesterday came to light this morning. They are James H. Smith, of the local freight office, who is a member of ttte Royal Engi- nears, and George the crack Callie football is sen-c of the Black Watch Regiment, one of ScotlandY crack corps, untesrs had issued. The reserv- ists will not move unut Tncy- receive thdr official call. They will likely be directed then to the Canadian Pacific ticket office here, transporta- tion will have-been arranged in the event.of a call. II the reserves move without official orders, thep are like- ly to be compelled to stand the ex- and who has plaved the baritc-ae in the Citizens' Band since its organization, f leit this morning for his native land, to hdpl j'n ths expected 'engagements wnh( German, troops. i That precautionary measures were! Winnipeg, man., Aug. wheat j being taken became known through a I crop of the United Kingdom is estt- f Sfeswn Admiralty, mated at which is -7our atove the average, accord- to British ships.bound for continen- tal ports north of Calais. These were jng to a grain exchange cable Six Trainloads of Supplies Rush to Esquimault Pott Arthur, Ont.. Aug. ing through with ammunition and T- ior the arsenal atj pcnsc of the trip cast themselves. As Esquimau, six trains passed to Mher expenses, it. is probable that city -councjl will advance Arthur on the C. P. R. today Joseph Callens, who has been ,1 re- through, stopping only where sidenVof Lothbridge for the past ['necessary. _ were current iit-tlie-navy department ibis morn- ing that there was a possibility of tbc Can- adian A-tknric coast being- immediately menaced in the event Britain clashing with Gfennany. "by reason of the presence in York harbor of German cruisers. Officials, it is said, are in posses- sion of information relative to the position of the cruisers as the result of wireless mes- sages picked' up by the powerful govern- ment station here, A.... ;