Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 6, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta
PAGE FOUIt LIVHBKIDtiR 9AILT MfftAtP THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, ttbe Ueralfc e, alberta DAILY AND WEIKLV SUBSCRIPTION RATES Dally, delivered per year..... M-OC DeJly, by mail, per year...... 3.00 Weekly, by mail, per l-M TELEPHONES Business Office 1-; Editorial Office 12e under the necessity of apportion- ing the- legislative grant made for rural public and separate schools on a percentage system alula this year. when redistribution occurs, the part} in power oftentimes takes advantage of the situation to create 'constituen- cies to return supporters for itself The weaker party should 'be protected and the B. C. method may serve this end. .The action' of the Legislature on the judges' report Trill prove whether the plan is a success In the recent Dominion redistribution, as in the re- distribution of. 1905, there -wasja gen- uine attempt at agreement There were cases which did not meet with acceptance, as might ha expected, but the scheme peering redistribu- tion by a committee 01 members of both parties, Vorked generally to the satisfaction of all. It ail depends whether both parties undertake the work inclined to be fair from the start. If they-do not, then there is, of course, certain to and dissatisfaction. FEW REAL AUSTRIANS LEFT To understand all that is involved and hazaVded in the present conflict it is necessary to know what Austria is. is no "Austrian people." -The latest statistics show that Austria proper la composed of the following elements: German, or 35.58 per cent, of the whole population. Bohemian, Moravian, Slovak, or 23 per cent Polish, or 17.77 per cent Huthenian" (or Little or 12.58 per cent. Servian and Croatian, or i.80 per .cent Slovene, or 4.48 per cent. To this should he added Rouman- ians, Italians and others. When we turn to Hungary we flnd that the proud, dominating and erful Magyars constitute only 55 per cent, of the population. The( rest is made'Up of Germans, Slovaks, Croat- tans, Serbs, RutheuianE, Roumanians, etc. In Croatia and Slavonla the Ger- mans and .Magyars together form hardly 10 per oeut. of the population, which is overwhelmingly Croatian and Servian. The lost named elements, indeed, have been dreaming tmd talking of creating a separate kingdom and hav- ing their own ministry and govern- ment, after the manner of Austria and Hungary, albeit under the sovereignty of the Hapsburg house. The foregoing figures sufficiently Indicate that'the emperor In. asking his loyal subjects to fight Servia-r- 'and perhaps -Russia and other Slay a grave risk and perhaps straining rather dangerously the sole bond of national union. ;Mrs.." James" .Wrens, of Myersbiirg, fell down the'cellar stairs, fracturing her skull When she was picked up lifo was extinct She mistook the door opening" into the cellar for the door at her room. ?After anX.extraordinary immunity frbm_..accidehts two men have been killed while working for the Abitibi Pulp and Paper company in two days. At Couchichlag Falls, Thos. O'Grady, a river man from Renfrew, was crush- a log .The man who was run over and kill- ed by a Grand Trunk freight tram near Hagersville-has been identified as-Joseph_QtilhsettI, .whose wife and two children .live at 50 Teraulay. St., Toronto.' He had flOO In his pockets. Mayor Euler, of Berlin, received of- from" James Bertram, sec- retary of the Carnegie Corporation, that'the .sum of will be conr tributed toward the erection of a hew addition to "the Carnegie library at Berlin. Chas. DroulUard, a butcher, charg- ed, with .selling spoiled meat, was fthed 128.50 in "Windsor .police court. Medicine Hat must have HNO' 'FRUIT SALT At a Glance SVEABORG, (h, Baltic, wat bombardsd.tadly by a German flsit, BRITISH OEtTROVEtW have been in action In the North See and twen- ty-two wounded Harwich. and have British retched BELGIAN report! yesterday', bat- tie between .'Germjn. and 'Belgian troops it Llffe five the German casualties M of the Belalaiu M BRITISH reglRJienti at Tien Tiln, China, wtre today ordered eouth. TWENTY GERMAN merchant yeaaels have the British. REPORT FROM Germinjr hae thrntlnld Italy with wsr un- lese she supports the othee mem- bers of the Triple AJIImce. AUSTRIANS "renewed the bombard- ment of Belgrade, Servls. ,ERMAN AMBASSADOR left London today.' i BANK OF ENGLAND reduced III dls- count rate frsm 10 to 6 per cent. OOD SUPPLIES In PiMs continue plentiful, 'wltH prices only slightly above-nential. SLIGHT SKIRVI3H, few casual- ties, was reported froin the Fran, co-German frontier -at noon toeay. GERMAN OFFICERS arrested today In Ostend as are to be shot by the Btlgians- LONDON CAPTURE of a German cruiser by the French. ROME ANNOUNCES the arrival in Sicily of the Goeben-and Rreslau, two Girrra- eruissre, formerly re- ported captured In the Mediter. BELGIANS DRIVE GERMANS BACK; AWFUL SLAUGHTER CONTttjygp- FROM' fftONT PAGE Slacked, of the de- clarat'cn ol war was celebrated in Maeleod unprecedented patrio- tic scenes Parades were termed headed by the Boy Scout buglers and ithe Maeleod-band and paraded the streets till the early 'morning Fire worts were discharged and The carcase that caused the com-jscngs and _spwheS] When plaint was purchased from a farmer; after the animal had been killed by lightning .After some weeks of hard work on the7part.of. the Hydro-Electric com- r__r____n___ wildly and heartijv in the or the-National Ahttem, A further outburst was witnessed when the Kind's message to his fleet was mission's engineer and a large staff j shown, 1hs men of workmen and the Stratford Light and Heat commission, the new street lighting system for the main thor- oughfares was-completed yesterday and ready-for-the first time.- while the ladies gave expression to their feelings Capping 0( hands The Japanese restaurant ts fijing the Ijnion Jaei and the Japanese and a great demonstration took The mobilization plans for the dace last eienmg outside the -place PiEnch army were drawn up by Gen r -mr__1___1 ,11 frliu iwwilt Belilum ipfoired to Indleste thet the sheck sf the Gsrmons outside Lltje yesterday hid bten a severe ens, seme reports living the nunv bsr of casualties u is MM from Rome report that the Gemtin cruisers Gotten ind Breslau hid escaped the. pursuit of French British wirehlps after bombarding ths Alurlin coast, had safely resehed Sicilian pert. Gtrman war vestels ire laid to have penetrated the Gulf ef Fin- land, and Sveaborg, the "northern Gibraltar." No definite confirmation of ths reported ultimatum from Germihy to Italy came to hind here. As soon as Prince Ltclinowiky, the German Ambassador, left London'to- day, the American. Embassy assumed full care of Germin, In the British Isles Irwln'B. Laurhlln, the American secretary of the -Embassy, devoted himself to this business, and all German subjects who call at the ate German Embassy, are direct- ed to Victoria street by the caretaker. It was estimated by the Embassy that there were one hundred thous- and Germans (n Great Britain, but here were no means of tow many of these hid left the jeclnainc of serious trouble between the utlons. Many German! Bncland In order te eseipf BllliHT service, but a-great numberef are said to have applied to be pernJU- id to serve iu the German army _ as joon as Emperor William offered pardon for deserters. So fir the Irt- ish government "has not Issued any orders for the expulsion of Germans; and none is expected, so that ..those non here are likely to remain. Bflt- sh families, however, are dlschsrSf ng all German servants, governessei and chauffeurs, BO that the German Benevolent societies lave their hands ull In supplying the needs of the des- titute. BELGIANS FOUOHT DESPER- ATELY Brussels, Aug, 55 A. attack on Liege yesterday, exe- cuted by one German aimf corps, bile the Belgian forces consisted of mixed brigade supported-by aitil- ery of the forts. The battle war 'ought along a wide front-and pit- tally m the open fields. iroops Earned eral furious counter attacks, dtivng he Germans back and pursuing them up to their original positicos -Not an inch ol ground wits gained by the Germans during the fight and ney suffered severe losses. dead and" wounded A night attjaelk on the Belgians was awaited witfc great, aa- urance hi the Belgian troops, who ud be.-n strongly reinforced. Further; German troops were supposed -to be on the war to reinforce regi- which suffered ao severely m yesterday's attack. JOPFRE, FRENCH Paris, Aug. 6 A." great army of France has been plac- ed under the supreme command of Gen. Joseph JsSte, great popularity with the men as he who cleared the first trfnch of the enemy thirteen hundred strong. At Ingogo, ho held a portion with sixty men for twenty four hours, untll-told .to withdraw. f >The veteran, to thaf 68th Northampton Regiment, is sow1 carrying Jits Majesty's'mails at poai- dale, but is anxiously-awaiting rtho hour when he can do, is'he'consldersi better service sfor by carry- Ing a rifle against country's INANCINQ CITY OF MEDICINE HAT Medicine Hat, Alto., Aug 6 Brown arranged with the tlnlon Bank lead office for to carry out he city 'work during August and Sep- ;ember." This will enable the city to complete the necesaaiy woik under- taken, v 'RESIDENT WILSON'S GOOD OFFiCES REFUSED Washington, D.6, Aug word IBS been received' today from, any of he I3uropeah capitals as to whether .he tender of gcad offices by PresI dentAVilson had.actually been receiv- ed. Officials thought the warring gov- ernments might take the offer under consideration for several days before making definite answer. GERMAN CRUISER SUNK -X Madrid. Spain, 'Aug. despatch from the Canary IB- lands says a British squadron has sunk one German cruiser, the natnn ot which It not given, and hes captured another, which Is being to'nvoyed to Gibraltar r.. f .Bank Clearings The bank clearings week am- ounted to IS'against 015.86 for tho corresponding week last year.