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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 5, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta WEDNESDAY, AUGUST THE LETHBlilDRE DAILV HERALD PAGE FIVH LATEST ON WAR Washington, D.C., Aug. matte dispatches indicate Sweden will Join Great Britain, France and Russia if she finds herself unable to remain neutral. BRITAIN SINKS GERMAN LINER -...London, Aug. was officially announced tonight that the British cruiser Amphton has sunk the Ham- burg-American line steamer Koenlgein Luiee, which had been fitted out for mine-laying. FRENCH CAPTURE GERMAN STEAMER London, Aiig.1 message receiv- ed here thla afternoon from Guernsey, Channel ielahds, says that a French gunboat, towing a large German steam er anchored in 'the roadstead under the guns of the castle. GERMAN STEAMERS TAKEN Hull, England, Aug. number of German steamers anchored at this port wens taken over by the British authorities today as prizes. The crews, made up mostly of naval re- servists, were made prisoners waiv Dover, England, Aug. Ger- man steamer Franz Horn, from Cur- acao, July 11, for Stettin, on enforcing port here this afternoon reported that firing was audible in many directions, but could give'no definite Information. Aug. Beauchamp has been appointed to succeed Vis- count MoL'Iey as President of the Waiter Runciman to suc- ceed John Burns as President of the Local Government Board. SAILINGS SNAPPED LIKE HOT CAKES London, Aug. 6. Extraordinary scenes are being witnessed around the shipping' offices through the anxiety of Canadian'and American tourists to reach home.. Manager Voyce of the Canadian Pacific stated that part of the steerage of the Virginian sailing Friday had been converted, into sec- ond class arid was being snapped up by wealthy folks who usually travel iii tlie best staterooms. Manager Ro- den of the Allan line says ai'l second class on the Tunisan sailing tomorrow could liavp been sold twice over. Lon- don bookings, are being diverted to steamers sailing from Glasgow, Peo- ple are being admitted into the steam- ship offices in, batches, a score at a time. KANT GERMANS fiTILL IN PARIS Paris, Is 'believed that several thousands of Germans and AuBtrians-1 are still -in-- Paria.. There were on the police register before the war broke out, and it is thought impossible that all left the city. No.fewer than forty-two Germans of both sexes have been arrested as spies since last Saturday. AMERICANS, ANXIOUS TO RETURN-HOME Copenhagen, Aug. Ameri- can legation here was practically In a state of si to (I ay. Nearly a thous- and citizens have .yeaclied this city from'-Hamburg, whence tliej had intended sailing for Anierica, on tho other .linens; Most of them left1'their baggage behind them in Germany. Some of tha Americans 'will endea- ,'or to reach Airiiirlca by way'of Eng- land, while others will siill on the Danish liner, JUnited States. GERMANS AMERICAN PnOTEQTION. Paris, Axtg. S.TT-GBrmans began to crowd today into the American con- sulate here, which has been charged with their interests during the lo Unties. By .arrangement .with the French government, Consul-General Thackeray issued to each of them certificate of V identification, -which must bo presented to the poliqe com- missary of the district in.'which the person is'domiciled. 'In exchange the commissary gives him-an authoriza- tion to depart'by train to some town in the west 'of wJiere he must remain until the .war is over'.- Most of the Germans are destitute and members.'''of the consular staff have many of them with money from ttoir pockets, as po pub- lic fund is available for thp purpose. One wealthy German family bxpelled from its flat .may 'have to willi the streets until the day --appointed by the authorities fqr Us; departuretfor the west of Prand'e. The French Authori- ties .have arranged for the departure of two trains to Boulogne and two to Dieppe for transportation of passen- gers desiring to cross the channel. Arrangements :also have been made for steamers to meet the trains and carry .th'V passengers to. Folkestone, Newhayen and Southamp- ton. A Americans bave applied for tickets. BRITISH FREIGHT STEAMER BACK'iN1 PORT New York, Brit- ish freight Etonian, which left New York yesterday for Antwerp, put back" when about sixty miles cast of Sendy had- word last night of; the -declaration of -war between England and Germany and returned to'port rather than, risk capture. The captain reported that about 9.30 o'clock last night-hV sighted, what he supposed -was a.war; vessel.. He could not make out "the vessel's identity in tbe darkness. FOREIGN" WARSHIPS IN. AMERICAN WATERS Washington, Aug. are the locations 'of foreign warships in American and West Indian waters sailed' St. Tho- mas, July coal and return to Port Au_ Prince in. five Kurls- j ruLe, eh route Havana 'ami Vera i Cruz Nuremijurgtv San Francisco i Stxassburtr, St. Thomas j Leipsig, eu route La Paz. Algiers, Mazatlan Ber- en route. Canada Bristol, dps- tinaticn unknown'; Shearwater, San Tampico 'Lancaster, Tampico. _.-; ManKinillo. V., Tampico; Al- phonse XIII., Puerto, "Mexico. ERNST OF HESSE Grand Duke Ernst of Hesse, bro- ther of Empress Elizabeth Feodorov- na of Russia who was reported sent to St. Petersburg by Emperor W311- iam In a last endeavor to arrange for peace. Today ho is said to be still in Germany, i MEN WHO DOMINATE SERVIA Crown Prince Alexander of Servlu who Is leading tho Servian, army acalnst Austria, and Prlhoo'Georgo. Mazatlan. en route France Condie, Vcra Cruz. en route Holl- and via Havana. ARGENTINE IS FRIENDLY TO BRITAIN Buenos Ayrcs, Argentina, Aug. Tho news of the declaration of war between Great Britain and Germany was received with enthusiasm by tho population here, and numerous dem- onstrations of friendliness to Eng- land and France were, immediately or- GERMAN ADVANCE CHECKED Brussels, Aug. prompt de- struction of bridges today by the Bel- g-i n troops, checked tlie advance of the Germans. reconnoitcring parties lo- cated three Germany army corps. Tho Tenth Army corps at Eysdcn, His Seven-tli Array corps, forty thous- and strc-ng at Verriers, and the army corps in another locality un- named. Ths German army corps is operating alcng the northern line "and .finiing unexrected resistance, moved farther northward, invading Dutch territory at Tillsburg ami crossing the lleusg at Eysden. An .rmy of Germans was march- in? today on where a general attack is expected tomorrow. A Gkr.nan officer ta'-'en prisoner by Belgians said he; was amazed at the resistance offered to tlie German ad shce. The Germans had teen giv- en to understand that tJiny vould not Itc opposed in Belgium. A German military asiiitor was killed today. REPOKT UNCONFIRMED For Hand, Me., Aug. report- ed firing was not heard by the life savers at either Cape Elizabeth :or; Po; him Beach stations at Pop'hain Beach, which is -near Sequin Island. The life-savers were certain they would have heard the gtms if there had been a naval engagement. Washington, Aug. General Burlcson announced today fcecausc of the entrance Of Great Britain into the general European war, American mails were being to ships of the United States, Sweden anil other countries not involved. Berlin, Aug. embargo was today laid on Russian balances at the great tank's of Germany. These funds are ctnu'ered liy Germany as pro- jerty belonging to a Vienna, Aug. Austro-Hnn- g-arisn tovcrnment today took dras- tic" measures to protect the public hgainst dealers charging exorbitant prices for food. A decree was Issued calling on producers, warehouse men and dealers to inform tlie local au- thc-ritks as to the stocks in their possession. Any attempt to keep sec- re't the extent of stocks or to raise prices is lo be punished by imprison- ment ranging from one month to one year. Tho church authorities have rtc- citiod to permit the performance of marriages without the usual publica- tion of banns, lire only demand made an oath that UK re is no legal hindrance. Hundreds of couples are ta' ing advantage of these regula- tions, Paris, Aug. official confirm- atirn has received ol. the re- port: d capture or destruction of Ger- man warships by tbe French fleet'ofi the Algerian coast. St. John's, Adg. Governor ot the-'French Island of Miquelon has 1-eon notified to take no further steps to mobilise 'the reservists there or the fishermen on the Grand Banks. Antwerp, Aug. anti- YOU CAN GET IT IN LETHBRIDGE Why send out of the city or give tho out- side solicitor the order1} The stores of the city are in a position to serve the citizens. Why not patronize them for'everything you need? If any article musfi be sent for, send through the stores. It Will Cost You No More Business houses and offices can he equip- ped with stationery and office systems of every description in Lethbridge. The Herald Job Dept. can furnish you -with everything in printed matter, business systems and loose leaf goods, and the price is right. What can't' be done in Lethbridge is sent to one of -the. largest houses in the east. Won't you let us show you what we can do and quote on your requirements? Just phone and see that it's better to- GET IT IN LETHBRIDGE Oskar of the Hamburg-American Hue also arrived today. Both ships Avers a' day ahead their schedule. The Brandenburg sailed from Bremen on July 23 with 380 passengers for Phil- adelphia, and 3S5-for Galveston. Tbe Prinz Oskar sailed from Hamburg on July 22 'with 360'passengers. It is said by the.steamship compan- ies that both liners will remain in this Tiort indefinitely. There are now twenty-three foreign ships held up at this .port and thirty more are due'witb'ln-the next six days. No ships have left Ibis.port since last Sunday and insurance rates are EO high they are practically prohibitive. Ottawa, Ont., .Aug. was an- nounced today that should the neces- sity of busineBB'iii Canada require the government fo issue Dominion notes to the banks on the deposit of approv- ed securities by the bank, the minis- ter of Finance has.appointed the fol- lowing gentlemen to advise him as to tbe securities to be accepted: The president of tbe Bankers' association, Toronto; the general manager of the Bank of'Montreal, Montreal; the gen- eral manager of the Royal Bank of Canada, Montreal, and the manager of tbe Canadian Bank of Commerce, Montreal. New York, Aug. French lln- La Lorraine, bearing more than seven hundred French reservists, left her pier for France shortly before noon today. .Vancouver, B.C., Aug. big double-headed eagle above the door of the German consulate offices was torn from its support today -by a crowd of men, which invaded the block and made for the consulate de- partment. Having thrown down tlie insignia of arms and trampled on it, the party left peaceably, after break- ing a kittle glass, and defacing the signs on the consulate doors. New York, N.Y., Aug. of the cutting of the German lines be- tween Germany and England may be expected at any moment. Already these lines are in the hands oi the' authorities where they land on Bri- tish territory. The only other possible outlet tele- graphically, lor Germany, is to the east, but on this side she Is hemmed by Fiiesia, with whom she is at war." All the land lines from Ger- ry. Tiy in every direction, except to Austria-Hungary, already bave bfien levered. Any cable communication from Ger- many to tU north, to Norway and Sweden, which may still be in opera- tion, la comparatively valueless, for the reason that news transmitted, to reach- the outside world, 'would have ;o be rc'iayed to England. Johnson, the California ex- pert, who was in Calgary recently, j is said to have acquired the oil rijhts to several thousand acres af land "in the Sweetgrass country, just across" the international boundary line. Practically every acre of land, good, had and indifferent, on the Canadian si-fte of the line, is held by so'.eral Calvary sjudica'tes, and lit- tle is for sale, Mark Drumm will leave for the Roc y Mountain house country, in the courss of a few days to perfect title to approximately acres of lands on Mhich he has filed applica- tions for the oil and gas rights. Half a dozen Calgary syndicates have men at work in this section, acquiring oil holdings. The indications are said to l.o very promising. The Marconi apparatus of Baskins, Ltd., connecting the city with many oi I he oil company's camps in tho Dingman neighborhood, which1 has lo n put out of commission by recent storms, has been repaired and was in working order yesterday. The first well of Fafcei-McKtn- zie syndicate, which is being drilled on section 4, township 8, range down 450 feet, and the string gf tools for the seco.i-d well, which will he drill.-d on the same township, is being placed in position. The well of the Ottawa Petroleum Fr ducts company, which is to be lo- cated east of the Monarch holdings, will be spudded in in the course of a uw days. A diamond dri'l, capable of going feet, will be used in the daulopmeiit of this property. NO'CHAiNGlO AT MONARCH Pr sident William Georgeson, of tlie Mcn.irch company, stated last night that conditions at the Monarch well were the same as they have Icen for the past week. Ralph Johnson, ths geologist who hel cd to make the survey of tho oil fields for the United south ot High River, will commence some time this week. Both are comlination outfits, the Stand- ard duty rig with the rotary at- tachment. An attempt will he made to I ore ..the tat, feet with tho rotary, which is believed to bo en- tirely feasible. Colonel Fenn left yesterday for tho Atharasca country to look after his oil holdings in that section. Where is Manuel Lopez, the daring and iendish Mexican, bandit, who was last heard of early in the spring when a score or more of deputies tried to burn, starve and poison, him out of a mine in Utah? Senor Gonzalez, ex-captain on. Gen- eral Villa's staff In Mexico, who is in jthe city says that he is certain that Lopez was killed in fois native country. He is In receipt of word from men close to Villa, which says that Lopez was shot" toy some, of tbe human tiger's outposts at Gomez Pal- acio. Manuel Garcia, captain of tbe guard, is the one supposed to have done away with Lopez. Garcia was under General Tomas Urbina, through tlie rebellion. Captain Gonzalez says that this can be substantiated by Vil- la himself. No word of the desperado has come to the authorities in Utah, who were of the opinion that some-of the Mexican, miners helped him out" of the country- Lopez was the alleg- j ed murderer of nearly a dozen people, j Lcndnn, Aug. British govcrn- Gorman doting occurred here today. angry rrioh sacked the German cnfrs and restaurants and tore the mcnt scheme to control the.food sup- escutcheon from the.door o! tits Go pljcs for the British Isles is prob- man Consulate, the police being un-' a' ly to be in the immediate aMo tn check the disorders. The Bol-] future ?s retail stores already arc I milHary governor ihcl oxncricncinc a shortage. In several city uiui.r martial law mul ordered of London the stores open- staff photographed standing Bgur: expulsion of dents. all Genijan resi- for only a few hours -this morn- Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. North German Lloyd liner Brandon- burg docked here today after running for tho past two days under forced draught and without lights. The Prinz The price of heel steak which ycs- tenlny was 32c. n pound, today rose to 42 cents. On Market Lane the price ot wheat iuivancert today froni to SI .25 per quarter, while maizo rose from SX BKVS'jMtsr. States geological department, left yesterday for Los Angeles. Ho is so impressed with the local situation that he will probably sever his con- with the Southern Califor- nia country, ami move his headquar- t.rs to Calvary. Julius Freed, the California oper- ator, is said to have taken .over sev- acres of o 1 holdings in Sas'tc.ichcwan, east of the Irma country. Mr. Freed is also acquiring ia the Monarch district. Ira is in the Sweotgrass country, superintending the' work tlie first drill to spud in in that sec- tion. Several other companies will commence drilling in the EOOII, including the Montana-Alter ta comp-ny, a concern recently organiz- ed y Howard Price, of Grea.t Falls. The plant of the Stevens-Stokes company is be'.nat on the prhy's well site, npar the .McDougall- So u'r, rml drilling-, will he commenc- ed in the course of'a few days. Two plants of tho Phillips-Elliott interests, one in the'Brooks coiintvy and the other in the country to tho Ottawa, Ont, Aug. Duke of Conaught, on behalf of Canada, this morning sent the fol- lowing message to His Majesty King George: "in the name of the Dominion of Canadc, humbly thank you? Majesty for your gracious mes- sage of approval. Canada united from the to the (antic In her determination to up- hold the honor and; traditions of our Empire." Ottawa, Ont, war Is com- ing nearer home. There was a wire received at noon that a German cruls-. er was shelling, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia where tha wireless station for' Canada is located. The government is making strenuous efforts to verify ths story. It Is feared that the des- patch is correct. The aim of the Ger- mans Is evidently to destrop Canad- Ian wireless connections with Great Britain. If they destroy Giace Bay the Germans wEI doubtless .endeavor to shell Canso, the headquarters for cable lines for and cut tho cables, cutting off, ail communication with the mother How the Great War Powers of Europe Figure in the Finances of the World Now York .Aug. of tho political crisis in Europe there.las heen a great deal ot Interest In the relative financial strength the nations that might possibly involved in a general conflict. It will bo seen the table printed below that the resources oi tne triple entente substantially exceed those ot the triple alliance, although the national debts of the former p-oup of powers fat exceed the aggregate of ths Indebtedness of the latter group. The revenues, however, ot the United Kingdom, France and Russia are very much larger than those of Austria and Italy. Figures show, however, that the wealth of tluTTJnttea States is greater than those of all the nations in the triple alliance combined, and exceeds the total resources of the Franco-Russian alliance. It is greater, too, than that of tho United King- dom and Russia combined.' Financial strength and nation debts of the powers! Triple Alliance Revenue Expenditures Debt .Total Germany...... Austria Italy.........-'..: Triple Entente United Kingdom Franco Russia United States The above tabulation docs not include tho resources of tho colonies at the respective nations or their dependencies. ;