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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 5, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME! Vtt SPECIAL EDITION LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 1914 PRICE FIVE CENTS NUMBER 201 GERMAN Y 200 GERMANS WOUNDED AND PRISONERS IN BATTLE IN THE NORTH SEA 8000 THE FOOT TOGGERY'S F "The Home of Quality Footwear" Footwear that protects and pre- serves your feet for future requirements Be sure and wear them Fall Goods Arriving Daily W.I Nelson Co. 3rdAve.S. Sherlock Block ITALY NAY DECLARE WAR OyUSTRIA NOW (Over The Herald's Leased Wire) London, Aug. has sent ah ultimatum to Italy. NEWS BELIEVED IN LONDON London, Aug. Exchange Telegraph dispatch front Paris today states that Germany has sent an ultimatum to Italy saying that unless Italy supports her allies, war on her will be declared.. The "Telegraph" in a late dispatch today, says it is believed in diplomatic circles that Italy is on the eve of declaring war on Austria. Italy's, alliance with Austria was never popular with Italians. The two peoples in their aims and aspirations' as regards Asiatic affairs and the Balkans are notoriously ir- reconcilable, the "Telegraph" says. REGARDED PROBABLE London, Aug. is reported that Germany has sent an ultimatum to Italy. The report lacks official confirmation but is regarded here as not improbable. i ITALY MAY JOIN ENGLAND There have been rumors that Italy, owing to the strong antagonism existing between Anstrians and Italians, was likely to break away from the Triple Alliance and declare herself on the side of Great Britain. ITALY RECONSIDERING New Orleans, Aug. Italy might reconsider her pro- clamation of neutrality and join the war of nations is believed to be indicated by a cablegram received in New Orleans today by the master of the Italian steamer Lasicilia, ordering her to tarke aboard no cargo and to anchor immediately .in neutral waters. The cablegram stated that the instructions were sent on the government's instructions. Washington, D.C., Aug. Because of .the seriousness of Mrs. Wilson's condition, and the European crisis, President Wilson cancelled all engage- ments today, although physl- 4 clans said that Mrs. Wilson was slightly better. The Pre- sldent remained within call. MRS. WILSON IS SLIOHTLY BETTER WAR BULLETIN BELGIANS OVER WHELM ENEMY 8000 GERMANS ARE LOST 'Brussels, Aug. 6.-Five A.M.-Ger- man troops were repulsed heavy lones .when they. attempted to crow the River Meuse and capture tbeBel- ,gbn city ot Liege yesterday. The 'dead aid wounded number thousands. Official despatches report that all attacks ot tbe invaders failed. The Germans, lost heavily when a ttdop train was destroyed by a mine which had been placed beneath I bridge was exploded, destroying the llengine and two cars filled with troops: Later the invaders attempted to cross the Meuse on a pontoon, but a sharp broadside from batteries of forte destroyed the bridge as soon as it was completed and a number of Germans were kilted.- One Belgian squadron of cavalry attacked and drove back six German squadrons. The Belgian aviators'proved to be as good as the Germans. The Belgian army is .reported to j have won a sweeping victory neat I Spa, the famous Belgian watering place. Two regiments ot Germans were decimated during engagement. A message received horn Maas- trfcht, Holland, says "Sharp fight- ing on the Belgian frontier continues. The sound of heavy guns is distinctly beard. The smoke visible from the church steeples, A number of aeroplanes and a dirigible balloon i flew over Maas this morning. The opposition' encountered by the German army was a complete surprise to the officers." King Albert has assumed command ot the Belgian troops and lias Issued nu'inspiring proclamation to the army in which be declares that "the (perfidy of a haughty neighbor de- mands, that Belgium shall defend her honor and independence. GERMANS SLAIN Brussels, Aug. The Saiwtte publishes today what it says are facts so far as re- gardiag the repulse ot German forces by the 'Belgians In the Liege dis- trict yesterday. The German losses are estimated at men, while the1 Belgians suffer- ed la turn. The alleged route of the German seventh army corpi is confirmed la Ml entirety, however, Mys the Gazette, which adds: "Tien are the bete: the Belgian eleventh brigade alter successfully re- sisting the German attack, pursued the fleeing Prussians with such that the general commanding tbe Belgians was obliged to order 'troops to turn back u they wen getting outside tbe range of guns of tbe Belgian Tbe enthusiasm of Belgian was magnificent. "A number of wounded Germans Bed to dutch territory and this gave rise to toe belief that tbe enemy bad been completely routed. suffer- ed, however, considerable losses which are estimated at The Belgian losses were relatively small. "At 4 o'clock in tbe morning the German tenth corps attempted to cross the Cbaudfontaine and Boucel- forts from the south-east, while the artillery bombarded the fort at Ptanalle, on the opposite Lack ,of tie River Meuse, five miles south-west of Liege. The Belgians captured seven guns and several prisoners. "Proposals for the surrender of Liege nave been again firmly re- fused." GERMANY REINFORCING London, Aug. dispatch to the Chronicle from Amsterdam says It ie reported that 3500 Germans were kill- ed or wounded battle at Vise, Bel- gium. The postmaster; of the town was shot, because he refused to send grams for the Germans, the corres- pondent says. The German Crown Prince, with 41, 000 fresh troops, is hourly expected be- fore Liege. COOO WOUliDED GERMANS Brussels, Aug. 6 (via Belgians collected six thousand wound- ed in the German lines. It (is believ- ed that tile German'tenth army corps will attack tonight. GERMAN AVIATORS KILLED London, Aug.- Central News dispatch tonight says four German aviators were killed in the assault on Liege this afternoon. TWO GIPMAN REGIMENTS SLAIN Paris, Aug. 6 (via Matin today publishes a report tint the Belgium army has destroyed two regiments of German Uhlans at Spa in the province of Llem. WILL SHOOT GERMAN SPIES Brussels, Aug. disguised German officers, arrested today at Os- tend, had In their possession exten- sive military notes and plans ot great value. They are to be shot "ESSEX" ON THE JOB New York, Aug. from fte big English liner Lusitania dodging German cruisers in a race for England was brought to New York today by the ell tank steamer Tonawanda from London and Ant- werp. Captain Hart said tbat yes terday he heard the Lusitania in wireless communication with tbe British cruiser Essex saying tbat foreign cruiser was following her and asking tbe Essex to stand by. Later Later the Essex went In search of tbe foreigner. During three days past; said Cap- tain Hart, the wireless brought news ol tbe presence of British, French and German cruisers. One was sighted Ihowever, and the French liner Li Lorraine, bearing nearly a thousand reservists bound for France, was seen seventy'miles east of Fire isl- and. The British steamer Kansas Ci'y which sailed yesterday for Bristol, turned about today and made for Perth Amboy, N. J. SOUTHAMPTON CLOSED London, Aug. 5. The port of Southampton has been closed to mer- chant vessels. The American liner St. Louis hgs been ordered to Liverpool. RUMOR DENIED Toklo, report tbat Ger- man warships bad seized Japanese mercbantimfs in tbe Yellow Sea was denied by the Japanese government today. GERMANS SHELL TOWNS Berlin, via London, Aug. 6.-Ger- man warships have destroyed some fortified towns and places for tbe embarkation ol French troops on the coast of Algeria. GERMAN CONSUL GOES' HOME London, Aug. German Am- bassador, Prince Charles' Max nowsky, with the Princess and his suite, left London today by special train for Harwich, en route to the continent A large crowd assembled at the railway station when the spec- ial left. GERMANS PILLAGE RUSSIA St Petersburg, Aug. fighting is reported north of Prussia and In Holland the German army is Invading Russia and in its progress ward Warsaw Is reported to. be devas- tiling the country, bunting all houses and such crops as are not confiscated. Adltlonal troops are being rushed for- ward to Warsaw, whore the first gen- eral battle of the' war is expected to take place. AUSTRIANS CHECKED Belgrade, Aug. Austrian at- tempts to cross the river Save at Av- ala, nine miles from Belgrade and Ob- renovac, sixteen miles to the south- west, on Monday, failed. The Servian volunteers crossed the river, and had the Servian flag at Detram. .Servian officials expressed the opinion that he passage of the Austrian troops through Servian territory has become impossible. GERMAN PRINCE A SPY Brussels, Aug. 5 (via Prince de Croy, a former officer of the German army, has been arrested for espionage. CANADIANS IN LONDON London, Aug. Can- adian holiday makers are kicking their heels at the London hotels, waiting a chance to return home. The cancelled sailing of the Allan liner Tunisian this morning disappointed many who FIRST NEWS OF NAVAL BATTLE ON NORTH SEA (Over The Herald's Leased Wire) Copenhagen, Aug. firing was heard at various points on the North Sea today. Denmark is isolated, all railway communications having ceased. NEWS OF ACTION London, Aug. Chronicle correspondent at Harwich telegraphs that it is believed that an action is progressing in the North Sea. A wireless message received by the British destroyer Virago orders them to prepare to recover 200 prisoners and wounded who are being brought in by a torpedo boat. The third torpedo boat' flotilla which left the harbor yester- day morning went into action immediately, and returned last night but little damaged. The British flagship Amphion was slightly damaged. Twenty-two German and six English wounded have been brought ashore and removed to the naval establishment at Shot- ley. London, Aug. torpedo boat destroyers have cap- lured and brought here a German Leva 11 CLEANING UP GERMANY'S MERCHANTMEN London, Aug. is estimated that when England declared war on Germany there were 2000 German steamships and 3000 German sailing ships on the high seas. Englishmen feel that a': good inroad on these vessels was made on the first day of war by England. In addition to the German steamer Belgia more than twenty German vessels were seized in or captured .outside British posts. These included three steamers off Gibraltar which had. valuable cargoes. ___ _ _ -London, Aug. Daily Mail publishes a dispatch from Copenhagen stating that a German squadron- is bombarding Sveaborg, Finland. LUSITANIA CHASED BY TWO GERMAN CRUISERS Portland, Maine, Aug. Ciiriard liner Lusitania, accord- ing to a message picked up here, is being pursued by two German cruisers and is heading back for Portland jjr Boston under JuU. speed." A later dispatch from, aBritish 7 cruiser said was on her way to render any possible assistance, and advising the Lusitania to continue at full speed to the nearest port. It is believed that ;he pursuing German cruisers are the same ones which have been reported to be cruising about off this coast for the past ten days. GERMAN CRUISER CAPTURED London, Aug. French Embassy learns that the French fleet has captured a German cruiser. ENEMY SIGHTED Middlebough, Eng., Aug. German steamships have been sighted in the North Sea. GLACE BAY STORY FICIICIOUS Halifax, Aug. report origin- ating In Ottawa to the effect that a German cruiser was shelling Glace Bay, with the aim to destroy Canad- ah wireless connections with Great evidently without founda- tion. There have been rumors of a German cruiser off the Nova coast, but they are not given much credence by well posted people in this locality. MILITARY ACTIVITY IN ENG. London, Aug. to tele- graph, reports General Sir Ian Hamil- .on, inspector of the overseas forces, will command tbe home army. London, AUK. Duke of Dev- onshire has offered his terrace and louse as offices for the Red Croes [oldiers. Shanghai, China, Aug. Brl- Ish regiments, the .nd the south Wales Borderers, "sta- toned at Tien Tain have been'order- oil south. They are awaiting the ar- rival of transportation. An. Indian regiment; of Punjabis will remain at Tien Tsin. Aug. offi- cial dispatch says the Japanese Con- sul here said today that upon receipt of tbe first official news of the begin-' nlrig of the clash of between England 'and Germany, Japan would send a fleet; with ten thousand men, to attack Tsing Tau, and ten thousand more to relieve the British garrisons at Tien Tsin and Pekin. Preparations. for such'action were now under I he said. bought themselves lucky to have se- cured 'berths and were fully, prepared leave, to learn that the vessel could not sail. Everybody, includlng'a number of visiting Americans, take their position most cheerfully, mny being Intensely relieved to have reach- ed England from the continent. ROYAL PROCLAMATIONS London, Aug. series of Royal proclamations were published today. One revokes the prohibition against the Importation of arms Into Ireland, trading with an enemy; pvobibits Bri- tish vessels carrying contraband of war between foreign ports, and de- clares that British, subjects contribut- ing to a loan raised on behalf of the German Elmperor, or contracting with the German government, will be guilty of high treason. CHINESE REVOLT PEAKED Toklo, Aug. that revol- utionaries in China are showing signs of activity focus attention here. Ie Is feared that the European war will' and others set forth the Illegality of Inspire an outbreak la Chins, ;