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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - August 11, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME vn. SPECIAL EDITION LETHBBIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 1914 PRICE FIVE CENTS NUMBER 204 NORTH SEA AGAIN CLOSED TO FISHING FLEETS PRANCE DECLARES WAR ON AUSTRIA-HUNGARY FOOT Y r 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 Aw. S. Sherlock Block London, Aug. relations between France and Austria have been broken and the ambassadors have left the capitals. The French for- eign office in a statement, says that the initiative .was taken by France because Austrian troops were aiding the Germans. The French are advancing on Alsace, but against what opposition is not known. ,The.Germans occupy the city of Liege, while the Belgian troops hold the forts. i: M- i The Belgian official view is that the situation is quite satisfactory. Strong forces guard all the approaches to Brussels. The Austrians before Servia are still bombarding Belgrade, while part of the Servian army is taking in Bosnia. The North Sea is again closed to the fishing fleets, which is regarded as significant in view of the fact that there are large British and Germ an fleets in that water, The German cruiser Karlsruhe, which arrived at San Juan, Porto Rico, reported an engagement Friday night off the Bahamas, with four British and French cruisers. i The. French government prohibits the publication of French casualty lists so that Germans may not know the movements of the -French troops. All Germans and Austrians in Belgium must declare themselves within 24 hours or they will be arrested as spies. The Admiralty announces may now be obtained for the ship- ment of coal from England to Norway and Italy.cThis is taken to indicate that there is no danger from foreign warships. The Hamburg American line steamer Cap Oregal with in spe- cie aboard, has been captured by the British according to the Daily Mail. The liner sailed from Buenos Ayres on July 16 for Southampton. GERMANS ARE AGAIN REPULSED AT LIEGE ;-iug. 11, (via London, 8.50 Germans made a desper- litick oLn Fort Seraing, south of-Liege, Sunday night, and were repulsed with heavy loss. It is estimated that 1800 Germans were killed within an area of half a square-mile. A bridge which the Germans were crossing was shattered by the fire of the fort, which had an exact range. The Germans attempted the assault with great courage.. Some of their dead were found directly in front of the barbed wire fencing that surrounds the fort. It is reported that Prince William of Lippe, and his son, were killed, when they were charging at the head of 1000 German soldiers. Their bodies were buried near the forts. GERMANS MASS ON DUTCH FRONTIER London, Aug. despatch from Brussels to the Times says that it is rumored there that the Germans are massing large forces on the Dutch fron- tier. Eeplying to questins, the Dutch minister to Belgium declared that what- ever happened, Holland would maintain her neutrality unswervingly. NETJ BREISACH SCENE OF GREAT BATTLE London, Aug. terrific battle is believed to have been in progress during yesterday between the German arid French forces near Neu Breisach, for the control of Alsace Lorraine. Neu Breisach is strongly fortified and it is said a division of the second German army has been concentrated there to check the advance of the French, who have already swept through Ferny, Muihaiisen, Altkirch and Colmar. LITTLE JAPAN IS STRAINING AT THE LEASH London, Aug. 11, (4.40 Pekin correspondent of the. Times telegraphs as follows: "Replying to China's request of the United States aiid Japan to use their influences to proieeif China from warlike activities of other nations, Japan has her attitude depended on the result of the Bri- tish campaign. The time was not ripe to consider China's proposal, it was said. "The United States avoided committing Pekin, via London, Aug: are indications that Japan will soonl declare war on Germany. This dispatch is unconfirmed. FRANCE DECLARES WAR ON AUSTRIA Paris, Aug. formally declared war on Austria tonight. The declaration followed the failure of the Austrian government to make satisfac- tory explanations of the movement of Austrian troops from Austrian Tyrol :hrough Switzerland to the Alsatian border. __________________ ALBERTA OFFERS BUSHELS OF OATS Edmonton, Aug. Government of Alberta through Hie Honor Lieutenant Governor Bulyea, bee tender- ed through the StenUiy of flute In Ottawa an offer to the Imperial Government of halt a million buhela ot Al- berta oate to be delivered free of charge to ear elevator on the Atlantic eoait MONTREAL MILLIONAIRE'S OPPtR Ottawa. AW. otter o: to to applied for defence In any way that the government It. .wae received' today by the Mlalater of MUMafrom a prominent Montreal millionaire, Bans la not ret The offer hae been accepted, and It le probable that thla eplendU donation will be devoted to the UK betaf eontldered purehaae of eoae quick Srtac (uu, Janclnre. ohbf need of tan Canadian ferae at the preeiat TO-DAY YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY AT TO SEE One of the most interesting two reel dramas ever produced A Dandy Rollicking KEYSTONE COMEDY A Novelty Feature "A MIGHTY ATOM' One you'll like Starland Concert Orchestra ;