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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 5, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta OLIIME VO. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST PRICE FIVE CENTS NUMBER 200 CANADA ANSWERS CALL OF THE MOTHERLAND BELGIAN, RUSSIAN, FRENCH ARMIES ARE BUSY DRIVING THE GERMAN INVADERS BACK Brussels, Aug. Belgian Minister r in an official statement today said: "The Belgians are sue- fully combatting the German invasion. The. Belgian losses trifling compared with those of the !RMAN AMBASSADOR LEAVES LONDON TOMORROW London, Aug. German Ambassador to Great Britain ot expected to leave London, before tomorrow. It was fe- ted today that a British cruiser might be placed at his disposa nsure his safe passage across the Channel. He visited Vis- nt Haldane at his private residence this morning. TWO ENTIRE GERMAN CORPS INVADE BELGIUM Brussels, Aug. Belgian Official Gazette announces that the entire Seventh and Tenth German army corps e invaded the Belgian province of Liege and have reached the nitjr of Herve, Hepinster and Remonschamps. The German lery bombarded some small forts in their advance. ENEMY SHOOTS 17 ALSATIANS Paris, 'Aug. official announcement today says that Alsatians while endeavoring to cross into France were cap- d by the Germans and summarily shot. GERMANS IN LONDON HAD BOMBS-ARRESTED London, Aug. during a raid on houses occu- by Germans in London in one place discovered a large num- of bombs and rifles. Several arrests were made. TURKEY CLOSES THE DARDANELLES onstanunople, Aug. Dardanelles and the Bosphorus e closed today in order to preserve the neutrality of Turkey. ERMAN AMBASSADOR UNDER STARS AND Stockholm, Aug. German ambassador to Russia his staff arrived here yesterday from St. Petersburg on a mer flying the American flag. Theyjroceeded to Berlin. PANTHER STORY CONFIRMED IN LONDON Algiers, (via Aug. confirmation of report of the destruction of the German cruiser Panther and e capture of the German cruisers Goeben and Breslau reach- ere today. GUARDING FORT WILLIAM'S ELEVATORS Fort William, Ont., Aug. that attempts I will be e by German agents to hamper Canadian shipping by blow- up big terminal elevators at the head of the lakes, Colonel rie has ordered stationed at all grain storage houses detach- ts of the 96th Regiment. It is understood that Col. Laurie I on instructions received this morning from Ottawa. Scores vilians applied to the officers of the 96th today view FIRING OFF 1 COAST EXTRA! British, French and German Cruisers in those Waters Threaten Traffic Portland, Maine, Aug. The fit- leg o! heavy guns oB the Maine coast mi heard eailjr today. Eight or tea within two minutes were heard shortly seven o'clock by the keeper ot the Portland observatory. The sound seemed to come from a point 25 to M miles south-south-east ol Portland, and, probably in the vi- cinity of Seguin Inland. The shots also were heard -it the harbor forts and at points between and Bath. Seguin is a small island off the mouth of the' Kennebec river, a few miles below Bath. New York, Aug. Eight cruisers, three German, three British and two are: hovering somewhere oB tUi coast. For days incoming steam- have reported news o( fragmen- tary wireless indications that these vessels were in American waters, but no skipper was able to fix their po- sition. The firing heard off tin CALL SENT OUT FROM OTTAWA FOR CANADIAN VOLUNTEERS Ottawa, Aug. were issued this afternoon for the en- listment and mobilization at Quebec of a Canadian army div- ision numbering approximately men of whom about 000 will be infantry and the rest artillery engineering corps, signal corps and the other branches of the militia service connected with active service regulations for a British army division. The enlistment will be absol- utely yolantarily for all ranks although it is provided that in the case of whole regiments or companies their unity will be preserved as far as possible. Enlistment will start at once at the various military centres throughout Canada and will be in charge of the district offic- ers commanding; CANADA PROTECTING HER OWN SHORES Seattle, Aug. power- ful vessels just completed here for the Chilean navy have been sold to the Canadian govern- ment and proceeded to Victoria B, C., under their own steam last night They are each 150 feet long and of 420 tons. GLACE BAY REPORT IN DOUBT Ottawa, Aug. to a late hour this evening no confirma- tion of the shelling of Glace Bay by a German cruiser hac been received. THOUSANDS GERMANS SLAIN Brussels, via Paris, Aug. FRENCH TROOPS JOIN BELGIAN ARMY falne today may have marked the Irst engagement between either the German and English or the German and French ships. The British cruis- ers known to be in American waters an the Berwick, Essex and Lancas- ter. The German cruisers are the >retden, Strassbiirg and Karlsruhe. The French cruisers are the Conde sod Des Cartes. These vessels have primarily concerned of late in attempts to intercept merchant vessels of the enemy and several big liners, notably the Kron Prinzessiu Cecelk, which put into Bar Harbor, Maine, yesterday, after her trip to Europe, have had narrow escapes. Captain Polack, of tin Ceoelte, believed that at one time she was in imminent danger ot capture by one ol the French vessels. The White Star liner Olympic managed to creep safely into New York harbor i today, as dM.the North German Lloyd liner Kaiser Wilbelm II All have been running with only masthead lights burning. The Lusltania, of the Cunard line, a British boat, slipped out ot the harbor after midnight, similarly dark-mod, hoping '.'a be convoyed by some of the British cruisers' as far as Newfoundland and from there to be convoyed hy some other British ships until the' other side was reached. 2THBRIDGE PROCLAIMS HER LOYiALTY TO THE GREAT BRITISH lathes there a man with soul so lever to himself said, ls my on, my native land." w deeply this sentiment stirred narts ot the vast crowd assem-ouMide the Hersld Office last was Vividly portrayed by the of enthusiasm which ed the announcement that war been declared between Great n and Germany, itdsi excitement which baffles de-tion, the despatch stating that isny had declared war on Great tin was megaphoned to the eag-waiting crowd. The people lis-[ in tense silence until the was finished ud then one yell i could not describe it: as a -rent the air, hats were thrown high and lor a moment tte peo. rent mad. Many a deeply mut-.' 'Thank God" was heard as one realised that Great Britain, to her past traditions, meant irry out her in the in which they were made, as as to the letter, no matter at cost to herself. was a Goliath's task to corral members ot the Citizens Band, >nce they learned ot the nappen-it did not take them long to fall w. Commissioner Once invaded >and rooms, where a rehearsal !a progress and enlisted the sup-ot Bandmaster Cllne and those nt. The An chief's "red devil" next appropriated and trans-id into a Within an hour astruments were collected and iroeenion Hoed up. During the mage No. 2 Are hall wal visit-ad there was found a half by the band and a throng pt citizens with flags, marched out on to 6th avenue. Cheer after cheer arose, amid the greatest of excitement. 'The hand was vociferously cheered after each contribution to the general uproar. They "Rule "The Red, White and "Bonnie "Men of "Cock o' tte "The 91st Regimental "The Maple "0 and Save the King." Much credit is due the hand boys for the masterful manner in which they located their mem-ben. The demonstration would have fallen flat had it not been for the stirring tunes supplied by the Citizens' Band. 'Bulletins were announced at intervals by Mr. McCarty from, the Herald window, each being separately cheered. Fireworks exploded and rockets sputtered and went heavenward. The .Are department turned out and shot a stream of 'Water into the air, the effect along with the rockets reminding one ol an engagement' on the North Sea. FIRST INTIMATION If excitement reigned on the streets, the state of mind in the Herald Offices was one ot fever. heat. The declaration came in shortly after seven o'clock, and a special was on the press within 30 minutes. The very on Page IN LETHBRIDGE TO REPORT following message frorr. J. H. Woods, editor of .the Calgary Herald to The Herald, Is of great importance to local Belgians: "R. Plrmez, Belgian Consul In this has received a wire from the Belgian Coniul-General for Canada in Ottawa, to the effect that all Belgian reservists be ordered te report themselvet for active service to the local consul, and to receive further orders from him. Plrmez is making all prepar. atiohs for transportation of Belgian reservists to the east. He-, asks that this Item be giver, a prominent place in your paper, so'; as to attract the attention of -Belgians in your locality." HERALD FIVE CENTS ONLY e- .It hae. ccmo under the no- tlce of the Herald manage- Q ment that some of the 4 boys have been selling the DV per on the streets for 1C cents. IN BATTLE Brussels, Belgium, Aug. German ity Britons eager to join In an sdon ol patriotism. Though eiiM to start guard over the