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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 10, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VH. SPECIAL EDITION LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 1914 PRICE FIVE CENTS NUMBER 21 Reported English-Austrian Naval Engagemen. Japan Preparing Her Navy to Take Part in the Wai t THE FOOT TOGGERY Carries Everything in Men's Footwear for Dress or Work Guar- anteeing a Maximum of Comfort for a Min- imum of Cost. W.J. Nelson Co. 620 3rd Ave. S. Sherlock Block UEGE FAILS, BUT FORTS HOLD OUT No Word This Morning of Eagerly Await- ed North Sea Battle London, Aug. Belgian Legation here declared at ten o'clock this morning in connection with the siege of Liege: "TFpr to the present everything is all right at Liege. The forts are still holding out." LIEGE CITY OCCUPIED YESTERDAY Brussels, Aug. occupation of the city of Liege was carried out to- day hy the Germans. The surrounding forts are still holding out. The garrisons, realizing that the citadel in the centre of the city could not be held, blew it up to prevent the invaders using it. It was an old disused fortress.- London, Aug. dispatch to the Daily Mail from Tokio says: "An all night cabinet conference and activity in the Navy Department has streng- thened the popular belief that Japan is about to take an active part in the war. A pronouncement by the government is hourly expected." Otrantp. Aug. is reported here that British ships are in action against the. Austrian fleet______________________ Rome, Aug. from Anacona tell of a, naval engagement off that port. The identity of the opposing fleet is not known. This morning a burning battleship was sighted from Her nationality was not to he ascertained. A steamer arrived at Anacona this morning reports passing the Austrian fleet of 29 ships steaming through the Otranto canal in battle array.- Every ship was cleared for action and a mile ahead of the squadron were two scout ships. Six torpedo boats surrounded the flagship Otranto. DETAILS OF LIEGE Brussels, Aug. The paper. Lcsourge, gives the follow- ing details o( the German occupation at "The Germans on seeing spaces be- twcca the forts opened before them, started bombarding on Thursday ev- ening. Among those who entered was General Von Emmich, commander of the army corps, and his staff. At the citadel which is the barracks, the governor and the burgomaster of Liege were informed unless the town forts surrendered, the Germans would bombard the tows and raze it com- pletely. On orders from his govern- IWJ GEM SORE AT KNSR ALLY; KES RATHER CLOSE Paris, Aug. special dispatch from Rome declares that public op- inion there the bombard- ment of Antlvarl, the port of Mon- tenegro as an offense by Austria ag- ainst tht interests and the rights of Italy, because of the damage done to property of the Italian company at that port Rome, Italy, Aug. and Austria threaten Italy with the declar- ation that if the latter persists in its stand of neutrality, they will consid- meat, the governor .then left the er themselves free to declare war, and town. I Austria will invade Venetia and Lom- "On Friday night seventeen shies of Liege, headed .by the. burgomaster and sheriff, with some deputies, proceeded to the citadel aad bogged General Von Emmich not to bombard the town. The general re- plied that the town and surrender or he would.'begin Mie bom- bardment. The Germans asserted that the peasants in the district had com- mitted hostile acts against them. "All members of the deputation were detained as hostages and it is not yet known whether they have 'since teen MEDAL FOR KING ALBERT Aug. has con- ferred a military medal upon King Albert of Belgium. Paris, Aug. Is officially stated that patrots of tin French army in Belgium have covered the entire region of Eitel, a hilly plain in Rhennish, Prussia, on the left of the Rhine. They found traces of the along the Ourthe river and east of Neuflcheau. At Liege the Germans appear to be recovering and rcprovislonlng DESCRIPTION OP BATTLEFIELD Rotterdam, Aug. Rotter- dam Courant's correspondent at the front sent this description last night of his visit to the 'battlefields at Vise and Liege "Beyond Mcsch I passed the re- mains of a big German camp. Dead soldiers, civilians and horses, wag- ons, automobiles and bicycles lie In strewn confusion ovfr the ground. Germans and Belgians He side by side In mate evidence that they had been fighting man to man. The hous- es had been'.ransacked. Civilians who have not fought have been allowed to.pan. Wounded civilians who haw fomrnt mast wait whew they lie. "Wirther on I met German officers in automobile, TSey tain oat their Bart, italy, Aug. 10 London, 7 the Austrian cruisers had bombarded Antivarl, Mpntengro, dam- aging the wireless station and the el- ectrical works, they directed their fire to the adjacent hills, in which many Montenegrins from the town had sought refuge. These refugees returned the fire, whereupon the cruisers re-doubled their attack upon the town and its urbs, destroying many houses. One cruiser then entered the port and, re- suming the bombardment, destroyed the maritime station and storehouses. The warships then sailed in the direc- tion of Cattero Aistrla. Rome (via Aug. 10, 5.30 a.m. Austrian fleet of thirteen battle- ships and sixteen torpedo boats is said to be going at full, steam toward the Strait of Otranto, which connects the Adriatic with the Mediterranean Sea. The probable purpose of the fleet is to give succor to the German cruisers Goeben and Bresfau, which have been in that vicinity. PRINCE OF WALES JOINS THE GUARDS AT -WARLEY BARRACKS London, Aufe. Prince of Wales left Buckingham Palace at six o'clock this morning to join the bat- talion of the Grenadier Guards to which he has been assigned. He is to be stationed at the Warley Barracks, Brentwood. ANOTHER FRENCH WIN London, Aug. Par- is correspondent of the Chronicle says it is reported that the French, after winning another great battle, which was fought between Mulhausen and Kolmar, occupied the latter place. GERMANS RETIRING London, Aug. 10, 4.10 Brussels correspondent of the Daily Mail says that he Jias confirmed the report or the 'French success at Mar-' behan, In Belgian Luxembourg, on the railway line between Ostend; and Basle. He says It Is reported that the French are pursuing the Germans, who are retiring. revolvers and scrutinize me. We talk and smoke cigarettes. They show me the way on the map to the frontier. "Further on I paaa a village, quiet and peaceful, yet bait a mile away all is devastation. Returning to the field I meet mote German officers, who appeared to have had a boated dispute. They ask me not to apeak FlfiSI NAVALJLASH fr London, Aug. Admir- alty has announced that one of the cruiser squadrons of the main fleet was attacked yester- day by German submarines. None of the British ships was damaged. One German sub- marine was sunk. No details were given as to the place at which the fighting took place. TJie submarine sunk by the 5- British fleet was the U-16, which was built in 1912, and displaced 300 tons. She carried K -a crew of twelve men. More the wounded of the tact that twice within the last two days there has been panic in the German ranks, and Germans have fired on their com- rades hr mistake. soldfen, ate exhausted by the constant righting. Some an steeping br their horses teadjr to be aroused at any moment." 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