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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 10, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. LETHBRIDGEj ALBERTA, MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 1914 NUMBER 203 KAISER MOBILIZES SECOND ARiY OF MILLIONS LINE UP FOR FIRST BIG_BATTLE Whole Frontier from Switzerland to Holland is Alive With _ Armies of the World PRELIMINARY: SKIRMISHES Official reporta.from France give no definite details of the strength of French turning movement in Aleace, near the Swiss frontier, where Gen- eral Joffra It believed to be In command Austrian troops have been hurried there to the aid of'the Germans and an important battle Is believed im- minent. Indleatloni are that another forward movement of the mam French force Is in preparation near Meti, as official reports from Paris say tho German' trosps have .Inundated the Sellle valley between Metz and Nancy to hinder the French advance, but the quantity of water is understood to be insufficient to prevent the French forward movement Aside from the flanking movement through Belgium by which the French the German army -was trying to get to the rear of the great French fortresses .on the-frontier, indications were today, that a strong .-German advance Ic to'fae made by way of Luxemburg. A'German reconnolterlng patro! penetrated 46 miles into Ffench terri- tory. The London Daily Telegraph's Brussels correspondent says that Ger- many It mobilizing of the Landsturm, of final reserve Numerous skirmishes are reported along the France German front, none have however been serious. The French troops are reported in Paris to.haveXteizedarGerman aeroplane factory at Mulhausen i i German troops occupy the town of Liege, but not the surrounding forts, j Which are still holding out today according to Belgian reports I A lull in the fighting wa> announced from "Brussels, which city expects that the next clash will oceur when ;the allied .forces ;have; compl-eted .plans i to taks the offensive against the -German troops if _ i -Brussels-reports the German cavalry retiring before the French advance The German cruHers-Coebel Breilaii Have evaded'thelr British and French pursueYs and arrived in the Adriatic. An; Austrian-fleet was reported proceeding to succor them.'from 7Paola '-Paris reports; the.jAustrian troops to have fallen back before the Servians on the Bosnian frontier. Montenegrin artillery bombarded the Austrian fortifications at-th'e port of Cattaro yesterdays An Austrian.cruiser bombarded -Antivari, Montenegro. Ships reaching :New York today report hearing wireless message.-that the North German Lloyd steamer Kron Prinz Wllhelm had been captjred by the" British In the North Atlantic. Where the Enemy, the Kaiser, Met His Plrst Check BELGIANS AND FRENCH SWEEP RMANSBACK Beautiful bridge at Liege that was dynamited; (bj King Albert, Commander in Chief of the Belgian army, that won a signal victory-over tho Germans at Liege. _.. (c) -Map location of .Belgian, .victory. This map gives the roads and railways in the district the Belgian which AIbert: Is'cojnmander in chief, repulsed the: Germans with heavy loss. The 800 wounded. Two days before the Germans 'burned Vise andt'captiirld Herve. .The day after they were checked at Spa as well as Liege.- ALREADY ENLISTED HERE Close: to> lOtKvolunlcers enlisted at Ithe .Battery headquarters yesterday, lor service on the continent with the .was well up. to the expectation of Major Stewart; who .has the recruiting in 3iand. The first list went forward to Ottawa.last night, and when the re- will j; limb, but he still .feels that he is good for a scrap, lie has been very popular with liis associates here, and i FORY01 President Smith's Message to His People in Rangers Ready Cardston, Aug. sident Joseph F. Smitli, virtual head of the Mormon church, who is here attending tho annual conference from church headquarters at Salt Lake; ofiicially called on all members of all hope to him withjthe church in-Canada yesterday -to a -dded mcrhls Uob-nson carries remain true to the land of tiiei: :the D.S.M., the.South African medal and five, bars, and the King's, medal. The C.P.K- him boys are planning to, give truiting is finished, .the names wmi P n n.v i publish the last list closes Thoma's (.tomorrow) night, Tlitr recruiting office, 602 10th St., aHernoons and evenings. Colonel AVilson, Superintendent of 1C division of, the Royal Northwest Mounted police, 'received word from Ottawa on" Saturday, to recruit at onco.'all ex-members of the force in liis division .'for one year's sen-ice. THe communication did 'not state whether the .recruits would he sent overseas or hut it is thought they will sea service nbrpatl 'before- the'year is out. The new-men will re-enter tho force at ;their old rank, and at the present pay. Five hundred men are wanted, is proceeding in Mani- Saskatchewan; Alberta, British and the Y.ukon. Several re-j cruiis were entered here this morn- ing. Saddle (ami'cavalry horses arc it hig for the pur- chase of horses have 'ocon received at (the harrfccks here; -.the requirements and'purchasing dates to, he annpunc- cd later. CONSTABLE WILL LEAVE Scrg'l.-Majbr John Robinson, S. M. at present employed by the C.P. Jl. sp.ccial. service branch as 'liight constable here, has ottered his Major1 Stewart, The ser- geant.major stands six feet 2 inches, find one glance would show that. he has had extensive military training end cxpfinence He served 7 years Rvith the colors th the Iflth Tyancnrs, and 5 vcais n the icscrve. lie fought fthroifgh' the 'South Africans War, nvhere Tie "obtained the Distinguished Service Medal for jjssist- ing Lieut 'ptuner of the "aving b s life after by carrying him to safety liib horse nobjhson was hi the Uuufand thro The leaves. the president; Sir Shaughnessy, -has -signified adoption, in the present crisis. "This the land you have he said, "and you must support it, if necessary, by taking up arms against her enemies." President R, .If Wood, c-i the AW bcrta Stake, heartily endorsed Pro- th intention 'of advancing all the employees who leave for service over- seas, six months' -salary, and have promised them their positions 'back upon their return. HIGH BRIDGE' IS GUARDED service men arrived JL n j i in the city on Saturday, and ww! lhc 9.ftrds.tomtes 'ffcrc WAR BULLETIN IS RAINBOW LOST? Ottawa, Ont., Aug. fear prevails here that the cruiser Rainbow which-left-San Francisco on Saturday with 3 supply of coal for one day only may have'been met and overpowered by a superior German cruiser, it is known that there are two German cruisers within a couple of hundred miles of the Pacific coast. Both are more powerful fighting machines than the Rainbow. The Rainbow has a cr-5w of five hundred men, fifty of Whom are Canadian volunteers y taken on board at Victoria. ALONG RUSSIAN BORDER St. Petersburg (via Aug. .regular troops of the Ger- man army, who hitherto had been scattered in small detachments along :he frontiers are now concentrating near the Russian border In brigades composed of two or three regiments each, all In readiness to take the field, 'the positions in the border villages iave been occupied by units of cavalry Smith's counsel, and vouched .and infantry of the German army re- t the Mormons in Canada would serve. No serious encounters have occurr- j ed yet on the frontier, but frequent skirmishes between outposts are re- ported, while German military aero. were Lc ready. H. B. Brown, Officer Commanding Squad of the 23rd Rang- ers at Cardston. made it known that; prcr Beating Germans Back All Along Line-Big Fight at Altkirch London, Aug. 10. French troops Concerted Action of Troops In Belgium Plays Havoc With the German Invaders KING ALBERT IS PRAISED Brussels via Aug. The Belgian. General, staff today says the situation in. regard to .the Germans has modified since yesterday. However, the German-' forces are said to fa-s going wards before the advance of thi French troops, a considerable ef- fective force of which has got .Into contact with the German advance guard. It is reported that the'en- tire territory to the south of the Meuse has .been cleared of Ger- man soldiers. The French and Belgian will take tho offensive simultan- eously, in conformity with a con- certed plan of campaign. The EmperQrrqf; his admiration oJ the of the Belgian army, arjd his wishes for. the for After the Gerniatt'troops reach- ed Warsag, in the province ;of Liege, according to people 'Who saw their arrival, they assembled all the inhabitants and chose four- teen from a mo n Of eight are said been ahot and two hanged. The Mayor him- self was arrested, but afterward libsrated by German officers, wha had'been his guests the days be- Other Instances of> aflegetf out- rages by German MlcUerrare in the Belgian governmental pi-eas. GERMANS LOSE 8000 London, Aug, 10, 2.15 telegram from Charleroix, Bel- gium, to the Daily Mail, dfipatch- ed Sunday night, a force of French troops arrived in time to participate.In a fine success of General Leman's Belgian division over the German- troopt-inyeBtjng .Liege. The correepofident adda: FrencyV, succeeded in reaching the-town of Liege and, .-..working behind the Germans, cut The Germahs are.said to have lost 8000 kilted and wotihded, while 1700 of them were captured, (give the.figures under WITH1 LIEGE POSITION-: STRATEGIC London, Aug. receiv- ed here today in olficial quarters ram the Belgian general staff, assert liat the-occupation.-, of the town of by the" German troops "has not lad the -slightest influence on, the trategic situation. It is declared hat so long as the ring forts around Liege remains. intact as it ;till is, the guns command the prin- cipal roads hy which tho German arc: pouring, into Alsace-Lorraine in army, can advance. This, it is point- thousands and are feeing welcomed j cd out, makes' it 'impossible for the open-armed by the inhabitants of the Germans under the present circurn- provinces who are', all of French des- stances to receive supplies or ammu- :e.it. The French-have taken Alt-; nitions. iirch, Muelhausen and Kclmar from the Germans who have suffered heavy OSSBS all along the line. FRENCH LOSS KM Paris, Aug. is ollicially notihced that the French losses pared'to leave. HR received word on planes are flying daily in the direction I an outlet on the Baltic. dispatched to various- points in. the disluet to guard .the ..bridges and n.as how mmy mm proving of the same name, which has muster. He sent word back to Ot- tawa tllat he could guarantee a tull squadron of cavalry, composed large- ly of former Americans, ami bcrs of the Mormon church. roundhouses. Four nich arc detailed at the high level bridge here, where a guard is maintained day and night. GERMANS Southampton, England, Aug. safety -nil .itnself :ough Hit. Fifty Germans, Tour of them -wo.nien, who were detained when the White Star steamer Oceanic arrived here on Saturday have been taken to Winches- ter prison. ENGLISH STAMPS SOLD IN BELGIUM Brussels, Aug. fices in the war zone are now selling English and French stamps. Dominion Government Coming To Assistance of South Farmers Medicine lion Alai tin minister of Agriculture in the Dominion, govern- ment, spent all of today in this city inquiring into wrought by tho droufli, ahdJlstonine to suggea- Liona for the relief of conditions. Mr. Burrotl came .from Calgary in his pri- vate car, nnd by A. Buchanan, had met him In Calgary, where'a "conference was lield tho previous day While here j Mr. Burrdll conferred with. Superln-' .endent Nelson HPP, Superintendent pameron pf.the CP v.; Superintendent Falrtleld of the perimental Farm at Lethbridgc an.il others. Ho waft taken for an auto win Into the country by was shown the havoc wrought by tho drought. Mr. Burrell Is impressed with the extreme seriousness of the aituatiph, and on his arrival at Ottawa In a few will have tho matter acted upon, by tho government, ilt Is possible the government may tnko action which will provide'for the tho live stock and the provision of seed for next year's crop. One thing Is cer- tain, and that Is the Dominion goverri ment will conio to tho assistance of tho .OVERTURES TO SPAIN .Rome, Aug. 9- According to infor- mation which has bean received here, Germany has made overtures to a other power. This time It Is Spain. The Germans have made lavish pro- micpe to Spain as the price of her co- operatior) fn attacking Francs, these taking the form of territorial expan- sion in Morrocco and elsewhere. Spain, however, refused to entertain the pro- position. ANDREJEW .OCCUPIED St. Petersburg, Aug. 1C (via London, 2.30 TKs town of Andre jew, Russian Poland, and the customs sta- tion at Radzivov, in the province of Volhynis. near the Austrian, frontier, have, been occupied 'by the Austrjans. A detachment of Austrian troops was repulsed from the yillane of Lsznlvotf. According to news reaching here the German warships Goeben and Breslau, have passed, Oreecc apparently going toward the DardancllM. limiting at Altkirch do not dx- COECl ami V.-GUimed. OPPOSING ARMIES CLASH Paris, Aug. A st.uemcnt sued by the war department at !ate hour last night says that num- erous skirmishes are taking place aloiis the entire [rent of the French army. One clash with the Germans was violent and the losses on both sides were serious. UHLANS SURROUNDED Dinanl, Ifranee, Aug. Via Lon- don. The enterprise of German scouls is amazing. One prisoner of war had ridden over seventy kilomet- ers, (about -If! into French territory. Their method is to rido in small parties with the object of seiz- ing a point where. Uic Mouse, may: lie crossed. r A large body, qt .German Uh- ns are 'in the _ woods north of Din ard, hut they arc already surrounded and their capture is certain. Several skirmishes hetwecn French and Ger- mans cast of Namur show that the Ucriiians have hccii trying to feel their-way south. GERMANS RIVER OURTHE Every line of railroad, between Liego and the German frontier is al- leied to have been destroyed'and the Bcgian troops arc said to have .Mown up cve.ry hridge and tuiineW ,Tbe Bel- gian- general staft declares that it has reeeirod reports that the Germans, expecting lo take Liege in a few with them only suf- ficient food for a few days and little ammunition, their plan being to rush Liege and make it their base.of op- eration The same authority states that .the German assertion of the ca.pture of Belgian, prisoners is baseless, and adds that not a single Belgian soldier remains in the town of Liege, as they are all quartered in the forts. As far as can be' learned hy the Belgian General's staff, some German troops were engaged at Liege. They are said to have been so weakened as to he Mnahle effective- ly to attack the forts. On.the other hand, it is argued thntjil is po4- sible for the- fortb to concentrate their tire on the town1 of Liege itself. The next development in the situa- fion is expected to he the irrnal of the Belgian main arm} reported to be advancing rapidly from Lpuvai in the northwest, to attack the Ger- 'Bans o" ip ng A: German major was the first to cross tbe bridge ventering Luxem- Ho found his barred 4iy a cabinet minister, who turned his au- 'tomobile across the bridge, and tak- ing a copy of the Berlin treaty from, his pocket, showed it to the major, who.remarked, am acquainted with it, but hare .my orders, which I must execute." Immediately after-- ward Marie Adelaide, Gnnd Dudiesa of Luxemburg, drove up in t, motor car, which the chauffeur turned lengthwise across the bridge, while the Duchess exclaimed "The neutral- ity of Luxemburg must respected, 1 shall telegraph Emperor The German officer answered: had better go home quietly." When the commander of the..Lu'i-r emburg army remonstrated, the Ger- man officer pointing toward .the com- mander, retorted "If these are not your methods -they are ours. Clear i Soon the work of military destruc- tion began. Villas and farm houses were demolished, says the correspond- ent and thickets cut down for stra- tegic purposes. JTrom Luxemburg to Rodarige the fields are 'devastated and razed. Trenches hare been dug. Whoever casts ,a glance at these is arrested as a.spy. Germany secretly, moved two hundred thousand men to the Belgian and Russian frontiers during the week ending August 2, with the object of. surprising and overpowering the resisting forces at outset of the war. Men, were de- spatched without adequate provisions and ammunition'. Rebels Supreme In Old Mexico 2 Days Hence Mexico City, Aug. high of- ficial of the Mexican government who requested not to be quoted, said to- day that the transfer of the Federal power in Mexico from Provisional President Carnajal to the Constitu- tionalists would be made within the next sixty hours. LORD JOICEY IS STILL IN GERMANY London, Aug. here '.of ,ord Jolcoy, deputy chairman of, the Northeastern Hallway, who to reveal and the Plins. oi I Germany when war as declared uuablo to obtain newi ,4j> ;i 'vii ;