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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 5, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 19M WHOLE BELGIAN, RUS ARMIES THE GE FRENCH VADERS.BACK Brussels, Aug. Belgian Minister ofo War in an official statement today said: "Tht: Belgians are suc- cessfully combatting the German invasion. losses are trifling compared with those of the Germans. GERMAN AMBASSADOR LEAVES LONDON TOMORROW London, Aug. German Ambassador .to Great Britain is not expected to leave London before tomorrow. It was re- ported today that a British cruiser might be placed at Ins. disposal to insure his safe passage across the Channel. He visited Ms- count Haldane at his private residence Iliis morning. TWO ENTIRE GERMAN CORPS INVADE BELGIUM Brussels, Aug. Belgian Oflicial Gazette announces today that the cntiie Seventh and Tenth German army corps invaded the Belgian province .of Liege and have reached the vicinity of Herve, Hep'instcr and Reraonschamps, The German artillery bombarded some small forts in their advance. ENEMY SHOOTS 17 ALSATIANS Paris Aug. official announcement today soys ,that 17 Alsatians while endeavoring 10 cross into France were cap- tured by the Germans and summarily shot. GERMANS IN LONDON HAD BOMBS-ARRESTED London, Aug. during a raid on houses occu- pied by Germans in London in one place discovered a large num- ber of bombs and rifles. Several arrests wurfcmade. TURKEY CLOSES THE DARDANELLES mm OFFIII British, French and German Cruisers in those Waters Threaten Traffic Constantinople, Aug. Dardanelles "and'the Bosphorus te were closed todav in order to preserve the neutrality oi Turkey: GERMAN AMBASSADOR UNDER STARS AND STRIPES Stockholm, Aug flic Geimm mibissukn to Russii with his staff arrived licie iiom St Pcieisbmg on i steamer flying the American flig HILJ piocixkd lo Bcilm PANTHER STCRY CCHsriKMED IN LONDON Algiers, (via London) Am? )--Authentic coninmilion of Uie report of the destitution ol lilt jc mm cimsu Pu thei and of the capture of Jhe Geimau cnuseis Ooebcn md Bicsl in ic-wJi cd here todav., L GUARDING FORT WILLIAMS ELEVATORS Ont Auq mn., th it (tempts be made by German agents to hamper Cjn mini shipping b-i blow up big terminal itois U Ihe held ol flic lilcs Colonel Laurie has ordered stationed at till detach- ments of the 96th Regiment. It is understood lhat Col! Laurie acted on instructions received this morning from "Htawa. .Scores of civilians applied to the officers ot this OClli-today with 'a view Jo enlisting. Portland, Maine, Aug. fir- ing of heavy guns off the Maine coast was heard early today. Eight or ten shots within two minutss were heard shortly before seven o'clock by the er of the Portland observatory. The sound seemed to come from a point 25 to miles south-southeast of Portland, and, probably la the vi- cinity of Seguiu Island. Tho shots also were heard it the har; or forts and at points between :rc and Bat-li. is a small island off 1he mouth of the Kcniieljec river, a few miles below Bath. New York, Aug. cruisers, three German, three British and two French, are hovering somewhere oil coast. For days .incoming steam- shij's have reported news of fragmen- tary wireless indications tlmt these f From Pres. Pbincaire To Frenchmen ll A fj M M Is fa I re ,Wi I i fi v- ft t Fiii 2L1I SPITALS BEING FOR WOUND G NAVAL! PRESIDENT'- POINCA1RE Paris, Aug. enthusiasm was called forth in the French Parliament last even- ing by the reading of an address to the French nation, written by President Poincaire. "Our nation is In said the President, "and trembling with eagerness to defend the land of our fathers. France is faithful- ly supported by her ally Russia. She is' uphsld by. the loyal friend- ship of England, and already from all parts of thef civilized world are sent out to her expressions of Sympathy and good will, for she represents once again be- fore the universe) liberty, justice and devotion." London, Aug. five of the great European pow- Austria, France, Germany and at war and millions of men on land and sea are. under arms and ready lo .strike, developments of prime importance were few today. The culling of the German telegraph and leleplione connec- tions and Ihe severance of the German -trans-Atlantic cable virt- ually cut Germany from communication with other countries. Reports from France, Belgium, Holland and Russia showed that Germany's armies were steadily moving forward east and west and that her advance posts were in contact with the opposing and French armies. In England preparations were rapidly completed for naval activities, after the declaration of war last night, but the ties would not permit any leakage of news as to military or naval movements, Several German steamships in British waters, including the Boston, Aug. o.-The cutting of tho Relgia with 73 German reservists and a quantity of foodstuffs on cables ci uncommercial Cable Co. ]board, were declared prisoners of .war.. The Maria Lonhardt, land the G'srm'au-.-UlauUc Co., was I hi Ihe Thames, suffered fate. Cut About I A. M. Somswliere East, of Germany Off announced at the local office of 'the i Commercial Cable Co., today. Offici- als of the company here said they be- liovoii the lines were cut by British war vessels oft the American coast. New York, .Aug. of the Commercial Cable Co., stated t-hsc lines of communication between here- and Germany hud been severed at some point the Azores and the cuntineut. ca .le iietv.'eea here and the Azores is understood to Xews of the of the cable came out- when j the Commercial Cable Co. made the LETHBRIDGE PROCLAIMS HEIt'LOYiALTY TO THE. GREAT BRITISH EMPIRE ''Breathes there a man with i soul so: lowed by. the band-and a throng of (citizens with flags, marched out" _._ to litli avenue. Cheer after cheer ardse, amid the greatest. of excite- ment. The hand was vociferously cheered after eiieh contribution to the How deeply-ibis sentiment stirre'ii ____, ______ fm.-.. dead, Who never to himscli hath said, This is my own, my uative land." bui-hcen' .declared b Britain and Germany. Amidst excitement which haflles de- icription, the despatch stating that Germany .had declared win on Great Britain was megaphoned to the eag- erly' waiting crowd. The people lis- tened-iti tense silence until the de- spatch was finished.and then ono yell ciuld it as a. the.air, hats were thrown sky Wish and ior a. rooment the jico- nte went mad; 'Maiiy a deeply mut- tered '.'Thank 06'd" was heard as everyone realised that Great Britain, her past traditions, meant to carry out her obligations in the spiiit in which they were made, as well: as to the letter, no matter at m-hat-cost to herself. the King." Jiurh credit is Hie baiKl boys ior the masterful inan- ncr in wiiiclj they loc-ateil their mcm- ilicrs. TIic demonstration would have Fallen fiat had it not' been.for the, stirring tunes supplied by the Citi- zens' Hand. Bulletins were announced at inter- vals by Mr. SIcUarty from tire Her- ald window, each being separately cheered. Fireworks erq'loik-d and sputterc-d oinl v.eut. heaven- ward. The .fire department turned out and shot a stream of water into the air, .the effect alonK with the rockets reminding one of an engagement oil the North Sea. l.'iKST IXTI.MATION If excitement on. the streets, 'the state of mind'in thc'ljcm.ld 01- It'was a Goliath's task to corral ficcs. was one of [ever heat. The ,dc- thc members of the Citizens Band, cl.aration came in shortly after seven but rnoe "icy learned of tho happen-. o'clock, ami a special was oh the rajs tt d d not take them long to fall I press v.-iHin minutes.. The .very In Conimissioner Grace invaded j (Continued on 1'nge the land rooms whore a rehearsal was in progress nnd enlisted Hie sup- pi re ot I> iiiuinaittr Clino and those present ire mo ihlefs "red devil" was reH appropriated and trans- into a the instruments were collected and the procession .lined up. During the pilgrimage No I fire hall was visit- ed; and-there-was'found a half score of lustv Briton's taeci to join in an expression oi patriotism. Though compellod to Mind guard ove.r tho cltj- they were I'onc flic less patrio- tic The vast assemblage in front oi the Herald Office uoic enthused to 'Iho brc.alting point Mhen hlr tfcr> ehiet's snuj HERALD FIVE CENTS ONLY .H has eomo ulidor the no- tico .of tlic Herald manage- v meut that, sonic of tho. news- hoys have: hoc'ii-soiling th'e pa- iier on the streoto for, 10 cents. Thin U thfi orders of thu managnincnt.. P'jv.o cotUa is thr, prico of ail editions. Tho Herald nppreciato It if patrons thus "stung" would report tho offcndor to the officn: v vessels were in American hut! no skipper was able to fix their po- sition. The firing heard oft the coast lit Maine today may have marked thf first engagement between either lht German and English or the German and French ships. The British cruis- ers known to he in American waters are the Berwick, Essex and Lancas- Emuen, via the wero cut 1.30 a', m. at some- of the Azores, pos- E! ly by British warships.. The Com- The British Government today commandeered the horses belonging to express companies and big department stoics thus causing almost a suspension of business. On the coast of the North Sea, it had been eiioncously reported lhat a naval battle was in progress last night, the British Government has taken over all. schools and other public build- ings for conversion into hospitals in readiness to the wounded men after the expected important naval encounter" be- tween the German and British fleets Volunteers were requested for the Biiush ainu ind this .was taken as an indication that an to be. sen I out. but no authentic information on this point obtoin- mercial Oa. 12 Co., whidi s Ihc. A n end ol this line, inaile tiie aiin.ouiK-umejii of the culling today and refused to accept messages for GQrrnrmy.- It was dtmied thai tha had btf n cut by, the Hr.itish I In France the Minister of Wai declaied the to I have proceeded satist and lo be in readiness v.'th Genei il Joffic Commander in Chief, at the frontici As the Black Sea has been tightly closed b> lurke> s shui ling the Daidmelles and Bocp' 'c niuntain IILI neutrality, the Russ an fleet there has hid no ditlicullj in mik ing i-aptivL manj Germ in and Austrian Ausln ppear to line slopped Ihcir c or at least lo Ime put a strict censorship on the news oi imnortnncL is no despatches ol impoilance reached Ibc shus un this side of" the "Atlantic': i British capital from those two countries. Th-j cable was working, according to I French fleet in the Mediterranean is reported to have announcement, as iar as the Azores. Chas. P. secontl vice-presi- dent nf the company, said -there was j no troui-fe with the regular commer- icial caiilc co-line runs from New York tt> Xova Scotia and thence1 1 to points on the ctutst. 1 Comidiinicaticn v.'ith over thfse lines was still No I hoi'C Ijeid uiit, however, any rrstor-alicn of communica- ticn with Germany over the direct- lines. i captured or destroyed three German cruisers, but the despatches are conilictng. WILSON Washington, D.C., Aug. sident Woodrow Wilson has of- fered his good offices to the Eu- ropean nations now embroiled in war. president's Message The President has sent the follow- ing message to Emperor William, Em- peror Nicholas, Emperor Francis -Tos- :ph, President Poincare and- King George: official 'head of one of the Powers signatory to the Hague con- I feel it to be my privilege and my duty, under Article III. of Uiat convention, to say to you in a spirit of most earnest friendship that I should welcome nn opportunity to act in the interest of European peace, either now or at any other time that might be -thought more suitable as an occa- sion to serve you and al! concerned in way that would afford me lasting gratitude aud happiness. (Signed) WILSON." The pro.of of good offices was for- warded by Secretary Bryan to the American' embassies in the nations involved !ahd through them transrnltt- >d to the governments.. It "was said it. House that no intimations lad that such an offer would received. President Wilson took the position that.the European war was so stupen- dous, and that Its effect on the WAR IN BELGIUM Brussels, Delyium, Bel- gian of vVsr aiUTCunccs that the fortifications of Li.vje and tlic vi- cinity arc firing at the German troops. R. N. W. M. P. WILL SEND .FIFTY-FIVE RESERVISTS HOME TO FIGHT' Uio ivorld was liable to be so lasting troops have crossed Belgian fron tier at thrse points: at balhelm, seven fen large neutral Powers could not dp, miles north of at Francor olhenvlse; than at least offer to M champo, and Stavclot, both about 20 the means for bringing a-nout peace. lhat the..United States as one o( the The.-pvofter of good offices was not sent to the Comments of Servla and grace between the'.Belgians and the Montenegro, because those countries are not' parties to the Hague conven- tion. The 'whole of Lotlvhridge is waiting wailing Tor tlie'newg of tin; first naval engt'.seinent between the Hvitish iaul CJcr- man fleets in tho North Sea. Thu may coii'io In Mmc. it is net here hcfnry regular ciiHiou and coinfis in dirrins the rvon- an extra will the which }c.nt so" ccriiiiiily' proclaimed its !oy.ilty, all iir'.-i's that mny ccme thvotish the bulletins bo annoiiiiccii from- thu Ht-rald, nnd HIE! nubiic is cordially in- vitetl to be on hand. To further cnfortnin- ment, tho Citizens' Ham! will onco play ih front of tlio Herald toniglU.' Then, (o cap all, C'ommis- sioner ReKl has arrangort to throw on u screen on the Bow- man biJililiug, opposite the aid, nicuircs of the 'British Navy ami other patriotic. Hlides. He has ati admirable cnlifrttion, and' It" ifi his that the pulrfi? got another phase of by seeing a' number of tho fighling ships of :tbo lino. v v v Ottawa, Ont., Aug. la stated that there is little likelihood of the H. N. YY. JI. P. being included in'the -.'aiiudian contingents. At least- that is not the present intention of the or of-the Mounted Police iepnrtmeiiL The force will bo slight- depleted, however, because it con- ains fifty-four army and one naval re- These fifty-five men will to drop out and proceed to Eng- and. The government' realizes that :nder' existing circumstances it will practically impossible to secure new recruits for the force, end-even' if it were, the men 'who would enlist would not be capable of doing patrol work. It is felt that the patrol far north and In the new districts must be maintained. The force at present is up to full strength of seven hundred men. Two hundred of these are in the Yukon. It is believed that the Canadian contingents will consist almost entirely of artillery and infan- try corps, and that the number of cav- alry to be sent win be comparatively small. France Fighting the Germans Back Paris via French Min- istrj of War today issued a commun- ication stating Gorman cavalry and infantry were crossing the French i frontier everywhere in reconnoitering j parties. It adds j of German dragoons] lore dc-'.vn on Villiers La Montague in. ihc department of Mcurthe et liut was repulsed by French j "A of German cavalry ad- vanced as far as Jlorfontainc in the same department, but fell back be- fore a body of French infantry., ''The French mobilization is pro-1 ceding'with the greatest order.. Most, of the reservists aUeaiiy have-joined. "An excellent spirit prevails in: Alsace." Santos Dumont, the famous avia-, tor, ofisred his services today to the. Frencli government. The one-armed French General, Paul Pau, .who fought in.the war of 1870, lias been placeil in command of one of the French armies. Twelve of Empress Crew Are Found Dead at Their Posts Rifnouskl, Quo., Aug. the bodies of twelve men found in the Empress of Ireland wreck .on Monday almost all were thpie of members of the crew, arid all were found at their posts. 6ar- goni recovered seven bodies and Diver McCall five, all men, Ono was an officer named Moore. Drilling for specie-was com- menced yesterday; .j BANK NOTES ARE LEGAL TENDER The Dominion government anounced today that notes of1 _ Canadian banks are legal ten- der. There is absolutely no cause for alarm regarding tho financial situation in .Canada, as all fcho chartered banks, are fully preoared for any emer- gency, and are provided uith large cash reserves. GoW will, naturally bo conserved in of need by the Mothorland, but this vlll'not affect the.general- situation here. ;