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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. LETHUftinOK, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 1914 NUMBER 202 BRITISH WARSHIPS REPORTED HUMBER ITALY IS STRICTLY NEUTRAL King Victor Says He Will Not Interfere With Cabinet's Decision TWO GERMAN LINERS SEIZED BY ITALY Montreal Que, Aug A special cable to the Star from Rome Ttaly has not declared ivir against Germany or Austria and lus no in tciiU.cn-., of .doing .'so-; unless attacitea. This official statement given out 'by the Foreign ministry lodaj Italj is pro ng for tnalltles The aimj seasoned by its Trtpolitan campaign is fteiug inobihz ed socretlj and orders issued sum numbing the Italian reservists of 1S89 ami 1880 Grind Duke Davarna the ltd iu Ambassadoi to Austria and Heir- DefiotQw.iih'cV German Ambassa- do to Hpm.e we reteued by Kins: Aictoi Emmanuel, at the Kojal palace today; -It .is understood that they mfoimed tbst tbn King Moul e in no vnth the dPteiimna tiou of Ids Cabinet tp maintain strict Beuntmy Victor's Honor Not for Sale Rome: Italy, Aug; A 'statement 'bjtcd to King rinmanuel in r-vli to the insistence of the repre- sentatives of- Germany and Austria H mgar} coatimnllj augmented ti eir otteis in order to obtain the act co one of Itah in tho poh tice the Teutonic empires hat. aroused much diseufasion. in political circles of Italy is said.' tc have burst out with the exclima tloit Neither fnenrtshin for mj Ulles nor otters made by them no matter persuade me seflLjny aneLlhat of my coun Jtry.U Oueen Helena with her children returned- Quirlnal today, as her Majesty 'desired' hot to be far away from -the King during .the present grave situation She place In .case of. danger, is beside my hus- band The Oueen riis accompanied by her. Princess Natalie qf Montenegro, and her three children. Warlike Act Aug. S, 4.52 a.m. A dis- patch from- Milan- to tho Chronicle Bays that the Italian authorities at Genoa have seized two German trana- Atlantic vessels, the Moltke and the Koenig Albert, -it. is explained that the action jvas taken when the cap- tains demanded a. "supply of coal, though they already had coal on board. A report' over the wires to the ef- fect thntjtaly had declared war "oh finds-no confirmation, today. MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE INVESTIGATES HON. MARTIN BURRELL NOW IN SOUTH WITH W. A; BUCH- ANAN, M.P. WAR BULLETIN AUSTRIANS RETREAT' Nifih, Aug. -The Austrian troops evacuated Visigrade, on .the. fro.ntlir of Novlpazar, today. The Servian troops immediately re-oc- cupied the'place. GEiRjMAN AFRICAN PORT SEIZED London, Aug. 8, 2.30 British force on the Gold Coast, West Africa, hag seized Port Lome, German Togo- land. SANK OF ENGLAND 'RATE'S PER CENT. .London, Bank ,'of .'England discount rate 'was .reduced toda.y from 6 to 5 per JC. K. .j .j HON MARTIN BURRELU Calgarj Alta 4ug S Hon "Ujitm Burrell Dominion minis ter of arrived in Caigar> terdrtj to look thoroughly into as iicultural conditions JEn the southeast poition of Alberta wheie'the drought Brought lunoc With the Hon Bun-nil i lisjt to the south at the present time brought about by tr-e representations made to Pre >r Borden- o Lethbriilgc on-behalf of -'the'.farmer; in. the affected lion Chatles Stewirt minister o Public Tiegilius dentofiheU 5 A ager of the Go e ato as socfation of the tJ P AT P T Nilsraith minager of the C P R department o Natural Resouiecs, Buchanan met Mi BurieHUere the question of ald-tiE the fanners was thoroughlj inquired into t Hon. Mr. 'Barrett 'and 'Mr.-Buchanan went to Medicine. Hat ;last-; night, am will remain, there tomorrow, MONTENEGRO vs. AUSTRIA Vienna, Aug. 8 {via London, 4.iO Montenegran government has informed the Austrian Minister that Montsngro considers itself in a tate of war with Austria. As a con sequence'-the Austrian Minister has left Cettinje. PORTUGAL WITH BRITAIN Lisbon, Portugal (via Aug 8-rPortugal'E disposition to suppoi'l Great Britain in the general European war was announced today, after Ger- many had demanded information of her intentions FRENCH VICTORY London Aug 8 A Brussels dis patch to the Exchange Telegraph Co, gives an .unofficial "repbrtifhat a Ban ariarv corps has been defeated French at north of Lux- embourg. Many: prisoners 'are 'said to have -been taken. JAP WARSHIP: AS CONVO.Y Yokohama, Aun. 7. The Canadian Pacific line steamer E'mpress of Japan, under charter to the, British govern- ment, sailed from Yokohama today for Hongkong, convoyed by a The War Today At a Glance INDICATIONS that and French troops are hurrying to the assistance en in French' official dispatches today. The extent of. tlie support is secret, as well.as the route taken by the reinforcements. FRENCH said''to have ar- rived at where.'.nasaes of German troops are reported .mov- ing forward-to support the strong advantfe guard which1 was "check- ed by tHs Belgians, and, according to reports from -Belgian., sources, lost men in ki'lle'd, wounded and prisoners., GERMAN WAR OFFICE declares the German check not a defeat, but the result of a hero'ic attempt of ..a small In face of difficulties. FRENCH AND GERMAN troops are said to have come into contact Jn Luxembourg, -wHere several. Ger- man army corps are. supposed to have concentrated. NUMBERS OF GERMANS have been arrested in England ,suspicion of spying. PORTUGAL decided to'act as an ally of Great Britain; under, the terms of an old treaty, by which it must supply ten thousand msn A FRENCH NEWSPAPER dispatch reports thVsinki.ng of the German cruiser Augburg in the Baltic Sea by a Rossis" tc-psdo boat MONTENEGRO declares war on. Aus- trla. r 1CRUI1 IRE ALL "Volunteers TJie words caused patriotic fires to kindle in many a.breast, and the -.pJrlt was exempliiled in a tangible way in yostdrdij Alajor Stc'wart was kept busy most, of the day.receiving t'ie' ritiiiiKr'.TJie gro'iV'ng Life piopuiliona desired in a short while. George Bathgate, formtrly connected with the Lfethbriclge-laundry, was tlio first man to append hm name to the list Two'pollcem'eri on the city police force, Constablos Swift and Standing onllated They uero formerly members oE the marines Their positions are being held for them on their return Rccniitinjj 'will proceed all day tomorrow, as tho fiiat list must KO forward There aro three medical Mien on hand, and oxamitiatiqris taltb -pliieo on the snot. Postmaster fiigmbothani is In application from a resident in the country which is touching. The-applicant slated that ho was of line physique, was very to his countrj, and pleaded that Jie bo a plarc in tlio ranks His application was forwarded to Major Stewart, und will lie considered, i The pfllcp-wUl'bo. open In the and fiill particulars rogardijig be given to all men applying. Armory'.at'-C03'10th'fSt.'S. GERMAN WARSHIP 'SUNK Paris, Aug. 8 (via London, 12.30 p. A dispatch published by the Pe: tit Parjslen, says that ths .German cruiser Augsburg, which, bombarded the Russian port of Libau, has been. sunk by a Russian torpedo boat. The German cruiser Augsburg is a protected cruiser of 4280 tons dis- placVment with a sp-ed of 27 knots bne arned a crew of 379 officers and I MINE VESSEL Flushing, Holland, -Aug 8 (via Lon- The Norwegian steamer Tysla of 2295 tons, struck a mine outside the Dutch island of Wieringsn today. The explosion shattered h'er stern, but the captain managed to run her on the beach. SHOOT GERMAN SOCIALISTS New York, Aug. Berlin cable received by tfrs correspondent here of La Prensa of Buenos Ayres, the biggest newspaper In South Am- erica, states; order of the Em- p-sror.one hundred Socialist, deputies have been shot In Berlin, among them being the Socialist leader, Herv Lleb- necht." There is no confirmation of the report from other sources. The New'York Call, commenting on the dis- patch today says "It is believed that the charge of treason may have been laid against the. entire Socialist dele- gation in the Reichstag for some ac- tion by the German Socialists, know- edge of which has not been permitted :o get out of the. Kaiser's closely guarded domain. The Socialists' del- egation numbered 111." ORDERS TO NAVAL RESERVES Ottawa; Ont., Aug. naval de- partment requests prominent publica- tion of the following: "All Royal Naval Reserve men de- siring information as to transportation should apply direct .to Naval' Servica department, Ottawa. (Signed) J. DESBARATS, "Deputy Minister." SCENE OF WORLD CONFLICT The map includes the war zone at present. In the North between Flimborough Head and ot.Holland, the navi-es of Britain and Gerimnj have' -already sighted each' other and may even-now be m the midst of is universally expected to be thii greatest sea battle in the history, of'the world. At Liege, .the. centre of the land battles, the Germans have been repulsed with such they have asked for a 4 hour armistice. Dispatches state that Germans have been killed-and wounded. They are lying four and five" the trenches.' The Germans' .Hie'ancient close order tactics-and were mowed down like sheep bj the Belgian quickjiirers. INSURANCE RATE FALLS London, Aug. war risks in- surance office today reduced its rate on cargo from to per cent. FRENCH TRAIN, SERVICE BETTER Paris, Aug. 8 (via jreat improvement today in the gen- eral train ssrvice in France is taken as a reliable indication that the mob- lizatjon 'and, concentration of the army are nearly completed. No. fewer than 2500 passengers left 'aris today fop the south of France. RAINBOW LEAVES FRISCO San Francisco, Cal., Aug. British cruiser Rainbow, which put t this port early yesterday, sailed at .35 o'clock a.m. today. Tho ies had permitted the vessel to board "fifty tons of coal, sufficient to taxe (t to thf- nearest home port, Vic- toria, B.C. It is believed that the Rainbow will, proceed north, AUSTRIA NOT FIGHTING BRITAIN1 London, Aug. telegram from Rome to the Central News saya senv: aphores on the south coast of Italy report the German cruisers Goebon and Breslau making for the Adriatic. A request to the Austrian fleet for aid was refused, on the ground that there had been no declaration of war tween Austria-Hungary and Great Bri-i tain, BELGIANS CAPTURE 5000 OF THE ENEMY AT German Advance Completely Checked With Loss of and French Troops Huriy to Relief of the Heroic Belgian Army Montreal, Aug. special to the.-Staf from Brussels says German artillery bom'oardod Liege and its protecting-forts throughout the night and the assault of the city was renewed at dawn today in the midst of a terrific heavy rain Is failing and swelling the-.River'Mouse and its tribu- taries.- This will impede the German advance. Is raging with greater fierceness than on other days of the': AnSOfficial report to the War Ministry-states that a division of that crossed the Meuse north of Liege was surprised and practlcaiiy -annihilated by the Belgian cav- alry and infantry, supported by a battery' of light artillery. The German rout-was complete, the .Belgians capturing more than 5000 prisoners from seven shattered regiments of the Kaiser's dashing Uhlans. The .German cavalry fought bravely, but were mowed'down by the Belgian battery.as they charged at full speed. Twice'they attempted to break thy ranks of Belgian forces, but each time were hurled back with frightful losses. GERMAN ARMY NUMBERED Brussels, Aug. London 6 War Office has issued an official statement saying that Germans participated in the assault on the fortress at Liege, but that they completely failed to make an impression on the.forts. Three army corps engaged'in the attack were cut and rendered useless.. The Ministry, of War places the German loss" in killed and wound- e'd .at EN'GLISI-I TROOPS ARRIVE a lascd on tire hypothesis of rapid suc- Patis, Aug. troops sent- cfss- Consequently they were organ- is-co-operate with lira French against with-littto- regard (or provision- thf German forces began disembark- lnS T1'e Belgians retarded in' from the ships on the north coast i advance for seventy-nine hours, with today. Official announce-! the result their army increased with troops destined to reinforce Liege. Tho confidence of the Belgians has been increased, by the suspension of hostilities requested by the Germans. King Albert, in an order to the third division and ihe fifteenth brigade, who assisted in the hcroio defence of took occasion to salul.e them and the army in the name of the na- tion, adding that France and her sol- diers were coining to their help. BELGIANS FOUGHT VALIANTLY linisselsi Aug. "For'many reads ths war of- fice statement 'regarding the lighting at Liege, "our little army "by ten- marc tied into battle under the Be'lg-iuiii-j and courage rendered' highly flag and 'wore 11 he Belgian, cockades j valuable1 service to'thc Frc-nch army, mcnt.tb this effect was issued by the war minister shortly before noon. LEGIQy, OF HONOH FOR LIEGE Brussels'Via London, Aug. sifieiit Poincaire, !n informing King of the decoration of the "Val- iant City of Lioge" with the cross of the Ltjgion of sahl government of the French Re-j public- wishes lo honor the courag- j icons dcff.iiders of Liege ami the whole 'Belgian army with which, s ncc this 'miuiji'iiiri -the French army is shed- ding' its Mood on the battlefield." According' to reports received here several German regiments Attacked by German Torpedo Boat Loses Several Torpedo Boats REPORT Britain Lands First Troops on French Soil-Will be Rushed to Aid of Bel- gium on the German Frontier New York, Aug. cable advices in New York report that a 'German torpedo boats have attacked Brltlch war- J ships1 in the Number, the waterway to Hull, on the east coast of' England, sinking four of them.- A number of- the attacking German torpedo, boats were lost, cording to the report. The report tallies with yesterday's declaration of the British Admiralty that the first nevus '-of the war might be unfavorable. The date of this engagement is not given. GERMAN FLEET RUSHING TO BATTLE s Montreal Aug. special cable to the Montreal Star from London says: British troops have landed on French soil to 'co-operate with the French army iu defending Paris. French troops have united with Belgian forces in Belgium and Luxem- burg and have attacked the common enemy. The German attack on Liege continues, the Kaiser's forces losing heavily. The German fleet that had. concentrated at Kiel, is rualiing to battle with the English navy in the North Sea. Montenegro has declared war on Austria and Italy has oalled its reserves to the colors. Portugal has cast in her lot; with England and called her army and navy. These are the outstanding features of the great war that early despatches from the continent brought- herfU today. T1' War omce bad -Its, seals of secrecy unbroken and the first news of the landing of tho British troops on French soil came to the people of Eng- land from Palis NAVAL BATTLE REPORTED Amsterdam Aug (Via London 705 The lelegraaf reports the receipt of a uireie B message announcing that a German cruiser is enrbute for Ymuiden bringing ten men mho were Bounded in a naval battle BRITISH PFOPL-C CONFIDENT London, Aup S spmt in whch the British people taLing has found expression m the acceataiice of their first misfortune, the loss of the cruiser Amphipn with i men. In a lesser conflict it .would have mourned as a regrettable, successes of the Belgians 'anil contm- biasra of the people The ovation be' fnre the Italian embassy organized bv of End clabs, uas b) demonstrations through- out tiie Fnd by the younger sections of the commumtj These took the form of rejoicing oter tho buL noL an expected incident. The pa- pcrs accord the matter- -neither, large headlines nor. extended expressions; of regret. The public accept the calmly, with confidence that the. navy will do the work expected of it: The reports nf a victory in the North which we re: Thurs- day night, false hopes wliich 1he admiralty promptly dissipated. Last there was another great athering before.- Buckingham palace which have conie to be nightly- ex- pressions of tho loyalty and eiithu- ued into the early' hours today Tho liumher participating m many instances, were Belgians and French- men who carried the Hags of theit own country, and cheered. This news and that of the by the French and Helgun armies is the most significant from a military standpoint- that reached here It shows that the heroic defeqse of Liege by a garrison far outnumbered; has afiordfrd the time necessary for Eng- land and France to throw the r forc- es into action. in order to deceive the defenders. GERM AX hpSS, Brussels via Aug. V'sfore Liege have requested a-'M ac- cording lo an .announcement made by the, Bcljian' ministry oL. war this ov- At, ihe ministry il, was stated 'tint tliB 'Germans admiMcd their casiiaUties -numbered It is 'assumcil the Gei'matis asked an armistice in order. up their'doad wounded. 1 .rjarisi Aug. is yfficiaHy an- hoiintt'd that the forts at Liege con- tinue holding .but. The Germans who entered the city evacuated Fririar be- fore -the arrival of the llcgian yivi- sion -which ,had come to thr. The evacuation wns withouttmiiilUry The withdrawal of Vhc German-troops, however, was an defeat; 1 ope rations of the Germans wci-o which for some days under forced j march has been hurrying to our as.i sistnrice and' now occupies a consid-l erab'lc portion of our territory." of German prisoners have been captured: Thesexare chiefly cavalrymen. The spirit of the German soldiers lacks enthusiasm. They ap- pear to he'" fighting lethargically, while their officers endeavor ,to pass themselves off as Frenchmen. BELGIANS CUT RAILROAD Paris, Aug.. to reli- able information received here Bel- gian have 'cut t.tiui' railroad.-'bc- twceii" Arlong mid" -Virtori, thus' stop- ping all. German -transportation in the direction of Yiribti, -Al-Atlius Belgians look the .rails away ...F-UK.VCI-I. -TROOPS ARRIVE HrtissblK, Aug. force oi- -French-; cavalry arrived to "tCbntimicd on Pago Rome, Aug. 7 (via London, Aug. and' Austria' have renewed their strongest pressure on the Italian government and King Victor Emmanuel to secure" Italy's help in the war, even to the extent of promising territorial compensation, Italy has firmly re- fused, on the ground that It.is im- possible to oppose the national will, which, it is pointed out, will never permit hostilities, against Great Britain and Trainee. In spite .of the-severity of the regulations against manifestations violating neutrality, then- are per- sistent and universal. demonstra- tions by the neoplc in" favor of England and France. AGAINST "THE COMMON ENEMY" The Standard, Daily ..Mail .and other papers toda appeal-to to abandon her neutrality, and come and join England and Frenc-s against "the common.enemy of Eu- rope." PORTUGAL AGAINSt KAISER London, Aug. dispatch td the Dally Telegraph from. Lisbon says that at a special meeting of... Parliament today the declaration made that Portugal would place herself conditionally on the side according to the .terms of her ancierlt treaty. The declaration was received with en- thi.is'iastic cheering fcr England. ,and France. Premier MachadoJ In-arinounc- irig the ''attitude ,of the govern-, ment, said: "According to wo I have duties'whlch we, In no way, fail'to realize." Portuguese warships have be-eh ordered to prepare for a cruise around the, coast, and Tcreign shipping In Portuguese ports has been notified to remov-s their wire- less It is reported that the WaWr Of- fice has ordered the mobilization of three military divisions. Canadian Oats For the British Government Ottawa, Aug. as pur- chasing atcnt for the British govern- ment' the Canadian- made' a purchase of oats foi tho British iinilitarv forces 1 hrec ago a cable was received asking that bushels of oats and, tons of hay be purchased for ship- ment to Britain or Belgium. The work is m charge of a com- of "Hon. Robert Hon. John Frank Cochrane, Hon. J. ,W. Reid; Hon. L.'P. Pcl- leticr 'and 'Hon V 1- Kemp The ;rain commission was asked-to .re- port on the oats in store at .Ifort William and Port Arthur, anil 'ex- perienced grain men weie asked In 3x the price TJisy on cents por bushel, ami bush- els cargoes, have been pur- chased' :anrt: arc boutg shipped to Von f real whcte transpoitb arc toady receive tl-cir cargoes Onmg to ;Iie scarcity of hay, Jhis purchase hj-s not yet been completed, but will in aifcw days. ;