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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - August 12, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 1914 NUMBER 205 German Prisoner Tells His Own Storycof Fright- ful Carnage USELESS BLOODSHED Regiment After Regiment were Thrown into Breach Only to be Mowed Down Count Rudolph Ehrenburg) Maastricht, Aug." from the German array operating against LJege have given details of the ad- vance Into Belgium and the attacka on JJ egB ri'om voders' point ,of view.. They belonged to a detachment ivhicri was overpowered byHelgian cav- nlry, and fled Into Holland to escape ..capture. They were disarmed by the .Dutch soon after they crossed the and I understand they intend to.'emigrate to America- They have had enough. of-VcampaigDiag and a country jh fbicb'militarism IB ramp- the story--.of the..mirch- on Liege, as related by-the most in- telligent to tnft. last Ihe'oiitHkfrts of touch' tho iron tier. AVe travell- ed in op en: goods trucks; and. the jour- ney was like .a-, triumphal progress: everywhere, we were acclaimed by the people; old men came out to bless UH md women and girls passed alongside the' Irflin encouraging us with kind. Vords, and more aubstani-nl gifts of food 'and drink. "At Herbesthal we took to the road advanced into Belgian territory. .On the frontier itself there was abao In 'no resistance, though 1 believe H fen- "stray shots were fired at our cavalry scouts, who preceded the main' body. occupying the first Belgian town of Llmbiirg, where locomotives and rolling stock were found, "we con- tinued our advance to Verviers, n-hich TVBS cleared of .Belgian iroops by our cavalry before our arrival. The In- habitants ol Verviere watched our march into the town with terror, with- drawing into thuir .ncusas and peeping from behind closed shutters, evidently fearing' (hat we would commit out- rages. "Nothing of the kind happened, and we marched to the offices of the mun: Jcipallty, and toro doivn the Uelgian flap, was replaced by a German flGjr'flmld the cheers of our men. A proclamation of the. annexation of Ver- .vlers and the district WEB read in French uutBldc the town ball, and post- ed in all parts of the place. Martini law wan and the residents warned that any resistance to the. German -military authority would lie punished with summary execution. "A .German officer'took over the nd- knin I station .of the town, and began and other sup- jillee and various kinds of subsistence for the German troops. His orders wore carried out meeltly rind even zeal- by tlio citizens oC Vervlcrs, who; told Borne of our men In the houses that they had received Instruc- tlona from Brussels to offer no oppo- "pltion. "Among the regulations enforced IWas'one bompelllng the townspeople to Ibe wlthir. doors 'by sunset, nnd not ,-loavo thsir jiomes before sunrise. They forced to find quarters (or our toicri, arid hand over .the bread from Jho bakeries, 'which were kept work- (Conlinuctl on Page INVASION OF ENGLAND BY KAISER'S TROOPS IS PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE GERMAN FLEET-THAJ BATTLES WITH BRITAIN'S -WAR DOGS The, lop'picture shows the battleships accompanied by torpedo craft. Next below IB shown the.battle lin-s alone. The third a snap of a Ger- man flagthip practising difficult to what object would be served by landing a lew thousand German-troops in a-country which has over half a million men under arms. "Such an adventure would not cause more tliau a temporary panic iu the.district directly affected, and this speediiy would give place to a feeling of confidence that in a very short time the invaders would be shot down or captured. j it .is. possible that sucb raids, might be, attempted, be- cause many Germans believe that it one or more of them were success- fully carried and troops landed on the British coast, a. feeling of panic would be thereby created in this coun- try, wiiich would have an appreciable effect Uoth here and on the continent." t force. Il, Invqlveijribo enemy handi- capping large numbers of 'with soldiers. Small {draught, the trans- close to the point flf ...iTRembarkation, sucii Kuril, a naval "expert, writing, for'the Daily Telegraph, says: "Whatever chiinge-ha's occurred in last Tew days in the.navalhand mil- tary .certainly .'does not veaktm the argument as to sibility.of an invasion of England. "An invasion across tlifi North Sea must be preceded by a battle in thr. North .Sea and a German victory. On'iy a sailoi1 can appreciate the obstacles in the ivay. of such an adventure, car-, ried out in the face of a'superior naval, small Oi men. ployed, only a few r.'.-srgfc''transports be" irani bevs of tropps can be carried, -but these vessels must keep well off shore during the pro- cess o[ disembarkation, owing to tlie depth of-.water they would'Jraw. every .nort on the English coasts-guarded by land and sea, it is GERMANS' SECOND -BRIDGE OVER MEUSE Amsterdam, via London, Aug. The second attempt 'of the German army to .build a pontoon'bridge sial, over Meuse, was successful, according .to a dispatch from Maas- tricht to the- Telegraff today. The bridge is intended for the passage of siege artillery, several pieces of which ars being sent to Liege and others to 125 MEN ENLIST FOR ACTIVE SERVICE 'BEAT-IF MOUNTROYAL SURELY DID V- .Montreal, A jig.' was the wireless message sent the C. P; R- steamer Mount Royal hy the wireless operator of the Mauretania, when the Mount Royal was. 14 miles east of Cape R-arc, headed Tor the River, and Mcntrcal. The Mount Royal ar- rived here from Antwerp s-Afe'iind sound this morhiiig "wllh 'a strange tale of escape from a German cruiser at sea. She.was approaching the. cape when Walter Condon, .the young wircjcsx opcr- nlor on Uic Mounl Royal, .picked up Hi: German cruiser Karlsruhe. The cruiser ashed the position of the and the' Mount Royal nnoccntly started to re- ply. A'L Miat'moment; lie saj.s, he heard Cape Ilacc asking for the position ot the JIauretania. v'on- don became 'suspicious, and ?enb a message of wbrniiig' to the Mauretania. operator, of his. The only reply he received wss the.terse; it" "which c.imc through the air to him. Nnt only did'the Mount Royal folluw the advice, hut the Calgar- ian and Royal lOdvvard'also in'the vicinity. Thc'Gcrnmn erliiscr wns not sighted, bill Condon dccjarcs that only a fog which came up hid her from the fleeing liners. I. H. Co. Ordered to Dissolve 9T. PAUL, MINN., AUG. INTERNATIONAL HAR- VE8TER COMPANY WAS TODAY DECLARED TO ,BE- ilPOLY IN RESTRAINT OF INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN TRADE AND WAS ORDERED DISSOLVED BY A MAJORITY .DECISION FILED HERE BY JUDGES SMITH AND HOOK IN THE UNITED STATES COURT. JUDGE WALTER H. SANBORN DISSENTED. UNLESS THE CORPORATION SUBMITS. A PLAN FOR DIS- SOLUTION WITHIN NINETY DAYS THE COURT WILL ENTER- TAIN FOR A RECEIVER. IN GOLD FOR DOMINION Not More Than Twenty Percent Alone Has Enlisted Three Times as Many as Likely to Leave Very Soon Thc lists wclc to OIU- of .specie which made the voyage al- 7nosL across the Atlantic is back on. l.oard the Kroa Prinzessin CeceJie list night, where the weeding out is to be sent to Ottawa. The prcc.ss will ensue. The recruiting of- Uanlc of England will.make payments: tllis morning tnali in llis in London against this and other j opinion not .more than-20 per ecu I. gold which M-ill-bc deposited with j of 'those enlisted will be accepted, nob the Canadian minister of finance. I because I hey arc unfit, but because 'The eflect of the.arrangement numlcr will "be Lefcht-ridge's be to provide means of "remittances i share. When it is'considered that Ot- from North America to London with- i tawa alone offered three limes the out the-necessity of shipping gold Miumher nf men required, namely across Ihe The plan is sairt' it .will -he seen that the number lo he capable of extension to other. fo" go from Ibis city, in. proportion places outside the region which is to the number needed would ncces- under control or might come under sarily U small, as every city is con- control of an enemy. I 'tributing its quota. Men with artil- lery experience be (.he pre- ference, and it is surmised that ihe whole country will not contribute more than 4000 artillerymen. No married men will Ue accepted, and those with the most experience, couplsd- with.a consideration of the will le the first to be chosen. Frcim a glanrc at tlm lisl, which follows, -it will; be that Lcth- bririLc will not he far.behind with men of .experience. Major Stewart i sbilcd this morning -that he was well pleased with the response to the call, and is sorry tliali all the men can- nob he accepted. said !'Major Stewart, "Mia continent; is as fine aii.putlit as one could wish. The most common delect. was the syc- on Page ONE SLATED NEAR LEIGE; THE OTHER SOUTH OF LONGWY Germans, Repulsed at Leige, Have Al- ready Been Held Up Too Long- French and Belgians Ready London, Aug. great land battles seem to be imminent, one between the combined Belgian and French forces and the Ger- man army of the Me use on the plains near Liege, and the other be-' tween the French and .the German armies of the Mouelle on the flnt" line of the French defences extending roughly from Longwy, near the junction of the French, Belgian and Luxemburg frontiers, and south to Spincourt. A third .great battle is passible in Aliiice, where the French army of invasion has been halted and forced to fall back from Mulhausen. and is believed to be facing the German army of defence in its fortified position at Neu Breisach. The German army of the Moselle, which has been pouring its troops through-the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg and across the Trench border for days, appears to be spreading out .In shaped battle line through the opening in the French line of fortified defence north of Verdun. No figures are available for either the German army of invasion or for the French army which is opposing it, but alt reports Indicate that both are in great numbers. That the two armies are neariag each other is indicated by the receipt of reports of skirmishing be- tween advanced guardls and'cavalry detachments all along, the line; v at Longwy a few miles to the southwest, at Marville and Montmedy, still further week, .and at Virton, half.way between.Longwy and Mont- niedy and a little to. the north of them, in the Belgian province of Luxemburg. There Is a general belief that the Germans have streng- thened this ar'myjsf; the'Moselle since it became evident thit thi Belglans'were not going to permit the German.army'.df.'lhe V. to sweep unopposed through arid to army of the MeuGe on V-- These reports of. German advance f ram. "trie "frontier towhi. of, north xcem to indicate, that the German strategists feel that this army of the Moselle delayed long enough by the miifortunes in Belgium, and that If the reported Ger- man plan of a quick and hard blow at France ir'to be carried out, It must be by the army at Moselle at once without waiting for support from the north. FRENCH STILL-MASS TROOPS NEAR'MEUSE Paris, Aug. is officially the French, trocps around Shlncourt, In the department of Meuse, forced the Gerrriim, cavalry to retreat, although the latter were supported by artillery. loading of troops from trains continues in the region of Merolsteln, buOhe principal landings occurred earlier In the rear of Metz and Thlonvllle. The French aviators are constantly flying over the zones where the German troops are disposed without paying the slightest attention to the bursting shells of the enemy. The official communication concludes with the statement that the work of fortifying Luxemburg and South Metz has been completed the Germans. HEAVY GUNNING AT TONGRES. Amsterdam, via London, Aug. 12 despatch -from MaaEtricht. to the; Tclcgraff says a artillery firing was heard throughout the morning. coining from the direction of Tongres to the north ot 'Liege. The concus- sion was felt in Maastricht. GERMANS ADVANCE PAST LIEGE Brussels, Aug- German army [s being detached from its position before Liege and is. advancing through the heart of "Bel- gium. The main body, of the Herman cavalry. IB engaged In a forward move- merit all along the front oE the allied armies. PROGRESS OF THE WAR TODAY IN BRIEF FORM hundred dollars ia.ve been collected here for the Can- adian hospital ship. for the Niobe lias, been temporarily closed. The ship is a training ship for inc. navy and-a number of recruits will be trained .as ,hc war progresses. large number of French rcbcrvisls leave here tomorrow for Juehcc to join other who' sail from there to Havre, -France.-- 1 ,GENERAL 1 .-New Cunard liners Man-' .sits listless .for hours at a time. He is not'ill, hut his physicians tear Uic retahia and Lusilaniii'arc bding equip-; pcd by'Brilain for commerce destroy- and Honolulu The British charicrwl steamer Xilc has cancelled her trip j fitting, out at Halifax' and the latter j wiir will o.iuip at Liverpool on-her ac- turn to tlic United rival Twelve six-inch nrers .will GERMANY spires of the Cologne Cathedral and other churches arc bo- ng turned into seroplanc defense sba- ions. Germans have aban- loned Swakopmund, German south- cast Africa, and gone to Windhoek, Little Nainaqualaml- from 'Rotter-, dam says that the Maastricht cor-- respondent of the Rotterdam Couranb has .Iicen positively assured by Ger-v man oflicers at Vise that Prince's regiment crossed the Hivcr Mensc some days ago without (ihe" the- big ships of the Atlantic battlefleol will be with- New- Italian steamers San: Cllovariiil, San Giorgio, and San licfcn placed at Lhc disposal of American, tourists in Italy nnd will sail from Naples, each J.000 Americans aboard- on August 15, 18 and 10, respectively, _ be put on board; hut.the ships will depend more on out-footing 'the enemy .than fighting; strength. They can each' do..better than 37 knots. t -Now Dritish cruiser SuE- is still loitering around outside the New York harbor today. JSTew British steamer Au- sonii frciii Glasgow arrived in New .York She steamed ev- ery" night with lights'out, but saw no hostile; war vessels. The steamer Danube sighted a .British cruiser of! Antllla, Cuba; today. message from Berne sunites ithat 'Switzerland has proposed 'a guarantee.of neutrality and is ready to turii the whole country into a h'pspitnl camp, irrespective j only steps" lo be lak- of.'.iiaiipnalUy.. en by ;tlritunragfljii's't landing' of vRfipic-rThc Pope IB.so overwhelmed! roTsigncra'-wil) Allen's way. be HRiTAINT learned, at the Drit- ish consulate-here today that ha.ye returned home since the crowds ot Brit- ishers Hock about' the .consulate anxious to return to'England. Tag Day to Raises Fund For Hospital Ship and Red Cross While Canada may not be the scene of conflict in. the present war, Its sons and .daughters will participate. Thousands 'of our soldiers will take up active ser- vice and many young women will render air' as nurses. What will those who remain at horn: do? War does not entail sacrifices on the field' of battle alone. .Every man, woman and child In the Empire le today feel- Ing the effect of the European con- flict in which the Motherland IB .engaged. It Is already" causing us to make sacrifices, and-If the war ia prolonged, we will neces- sarily, as loyal citizens, havV to make more. What art; our obligation? v? those who are to the front? We must look after them. In time of war, hospital shins and the Red Cross are the missions of mercy. Canadian women Intend raining a fund to establish on a service foot- Ing, a hospital ship, .and the pie of Lethbridge are..Invited to contribute. This city dan also aid In the noble work of'the. Red "T Crocs, that slstorhood of nursts which cares for the dying and- wounded on the .batttefleldi.' What about at home? We muit refnembsr that _ the war with Its panicky on business, wil? leave hundreds 1 without work this fall and winter. Then there wiil. be homes where the wage-earner may be at the front fighting the battles of.frefr.- dom. We must leak after those In distress. To raise.money for these worthy purposes a tag day is to be con- 1 ducted by the women of the city. -No one could be tagged in a worth- cause. Let us alve and cheerfully, so that there will be a fund raised in this city that will enable the ladies to send a contrl- butlon towards' the Hospital ship and have many dollars 1-ft over to provide for cases of local distress. 11 Is a righteous movement, and worthy of the generous support of the citizens. ladles who are prepared tc assist on tag day, evsn though Jt be only Tor an asked to iiotffy Mrs., George W. Robinson, telephone 1169 at once. Every wo- nian In the city can serve Britain by assisting In thU day'effort to raise funds for Lhe Cir; of tliiiie In distress and .those.wounded.in engagements upon sea and land Patriotism H-not-s thing created by lusty lungs: it Is a creation af the he'rt, arid If.the hearts of our women ar; right, they enter Into this movement J and ;