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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 1914 NUMBER 206 BELGIANS VICTORIOUS IN FIRST OF WAR Drive Germans Back at Losses i1-' the fljMliiB between the Belgian the German in the vicinity of Llttmaheiite lilted the entire day and conitl- tuted the first eonilderable of the war. It will be known a> the.battle of Haelen. Shells were falling at half-past eeven in the evening on the roads around pleat. GERMAN DEAD IN HEAPS Trie battle centred around Haelen, In the'Belgian province of Limburg, extending to Pleat in the north of the .province -of Brabant, after passing found Zeolhw. At seven o'clock iasl evening all the country between the towna mentioned had been clear- ied of "German dead and who --were thickly, strewn the fire zone. Upwards of 200 dead. German soldiers were counted in si space fifty yards square. A church, a brewery and some houses in Haelen were. set.afire and two bridges ever the Demer were destroyed by Bel- gian' Great quantities booty were collected on the battle- field, and were stacked up In front of the town hail of Dlest. Many houses were burned, and many horses were captured; The of the Gsr- column was about 5000 men. authorities are preserv- well the secret.of the operations of-the military. A member of the Chamber of Deputies said yesterday that even he and Ills colleagues were Ignorant of such matters as the where- abouts of army headquarters. King Albert passed through Louvaln yester- day afternoon in a travel-stained auto- mobile.. He was dressed, iii a general's uniform, and almost ..escaped reccgni- .tion, as He was without escort. FIGHTER GENERAL FRENCH_ Commander in Chief of His Majesty s Land forces GERMAN BRUTALITY Harrowing stories continue to be told of alleged German brutality. They are accused of burning and pillaging villages, and of shooting villagers without provocation. It is alleged that whenever German cavalry enters. a town they first make for the muni- cipal treasury, and then for the banks taking whatever cash they can find. BELGIAN SUCCESS CONFIRMED Brussels, Aug. 13, via London, 3.50 official communication is sued today confirms yesterday's suc- cess of the Belgian troops over the Germans at Haelen. It says the Ger- man casualties were very heavy, three fifths of their troops engaged in the encountsr .being kiiled or wounded, while the Belgian, casualties are re- ported as relatively small. BELGIANS ASSUME OFFENSIVE Aug. official communication today says: "The Belgian cavalry di vision this up the of (tensive against Germans, who were defeated in yesterday's battle st Hae- I len, with the object of picking up the dead and wounded and collecting the abandoned material of No Ger- man surprise was expected, and there are no reasons to fear any German cavalry movements on Brussels from the south, all the roads leading to the capital fc-sino guarded by the Belgian army and the city guards. CLASH AT TIRTLEMONT Brussels, Aug. 13. day at Tirtlemont the Belgian Lancers lost twenty-five Capt. Knappen and" Lieut. Count Von Der Burch, while fighting against 2000 Ger- man Uhlans. The latter lost 25C kill- ed. The Lancers were checked by machine guns, but the Belgian infantry stopped the Germans............ JUNCTION NEAR WATERLOO Brussels, Aug. 13, via gian and French troops hav.a effected a junction south of Brussels. The German advance in the Belgian prov- inces of Llmburg and Brabant has been checked. The Germans are bringing up heavy artillery against Liege. FIGHTER LORD KITCHENER England's Secretary of State for War GERMANS CLAIM VICTORY Berlin, Aug. 13 (-by direct wireless from Nauen, Germany, to the schmidt Wireless Co.'s statin to Tuckerton, German. troopG took 120 French officers and 1110 Krench soldiers prisoners in tbe fight- ing at Mualhausen, Alsace. They also captured four French cannon. An- other thousand French officers and men were taken prisoners by th-s Ger- mans in the fight near Longwy. Ger- man soil is now entirely cleared of French troops. BOMBARDING MOUSSON London, Aug. despatch to the Exchange Telegraph Co, from Paris, labelled stated: "At ten o'clock Wednesday morning, Pont a-Mpusson; a town.in the department of Meurthe-.2t-Moselle, six miles south west of M'eta, was bombarded by heavy artillery from a .considerable distance. Shells falling in the town streets killed and wounded many of the inhabitants and wrecked a num ber of houses." RUSSIANS TAKE SAKAL St. Petersburg, via Londn, Aug. 13 2.45 Russian force has taken the town of Sakal, Austrian Gaiicia, by assault, Inflicting heavy casualties on the Austrian garrison, according to a semi-official announcement. DECLARATION OF WAR Paris, Aug. 13, 12.30 of ficial declaration of War by France on Austria-Hungary, was published today FIGHTING OFF DOVER, Dover, Aug. 13. 2.20 cannonading wag heard here narly-to day, the reports coming northeast. The firing lasted an hour. AUSTRIAN FLEET BUSY Vienna, Austria, Aug. fleet is blocking the coast of Monte- negro. Shipping of neutral nations will have twenty-four hours to leave port. FRENCH FLEET IX MEDITERRANEAN" London, Aug. war of the initioits oE Europe today became fur- ther regularized with the formal.de- FIGHTER SIR JOHN JELLICOE Admiral in command of His Majesty's claration of war on Austria-Hungary by Great Britain. The strength.of tha British licet in the Mediterranean, is unknown as no movements of war- ships have been made public since the first outbreak of hostilities. It is known, however, that 'France has the hulk of her fleet in Mm Mediterranean Sea and no apprehension exists here 'as to the safety of trade routes through that sea now that it seems certain that the German cruisera Goebeu and B restau are out o{ ac- tion. SAFE FOR SHIPPING The official bureau here describing the disposition of the British cruisers in. the' Atlantic and else- where, expressly urges all nations doing business with Great Britain to send their cargoes coafi- fidently and boldly, in Brittsli or neutral ships in all directions .ex- cept the North Sea, wbere> owing-tip' mines and the probability, of op-', era-tions, no guarantee can yet too although as announced-yester- day, passenger services are again run> nmg WAR ON" LAND G-RQWS HOTTER In the field of land operations littta change has occurred since yesterday. The struggle for the possession- of the Belgian fortg surrounding has recommenced and reports of ar- tillery and cavalry engagements as indicating the possible be- ginning of a great battle oo Belgian, soil. The hulk of the, German forces are believed to be concentrated on the frontier between Liege and the Duchy of Luxemburg. This leads to the conclusion that Germany's fron- (Continued on Announced Last to Alberta Ladies College at Red Deer ACTION TAKEN OWING TO FAILING HEALTH RECRUITS TO START DRILLING HERE Q- RETURNING .END OF AUGUST London, Aug. Dun- can and Mrs. Marshall propose leaving for home at the end of the month. Rev. A. G. Cameron, the progres- sive and; popular pastor (if Knox I'rcsljylerian church, has resigned, and will leave his charge at the end oi the present month to_tukc a posi- tion o'n the faculty of the Alberta Ladies' College at Red Deer. An intimation, to this cnecfc was made hy Rev. Cameron last Sunday from tlie and the intelligence fell as a great surprise and shock to members of the church and con- At a special meeting of the.congre- gation last'night, Rcy. Cameron an- nounced definitely, that he ,would cept the offer, and has his resignation' to the Macleod Presby- tery, of which lie.is For sonic time past, Rev. Cameron has been, in ill health, and last win- ter was compelled to. seek health by a change o1" climate. He felt that he was not able to carry oil the strenu- ous pastorate timl do justice to it, opened for him. and he entered. He feels that with-a change of conditions and climate With less responsibility and anxiety, he may regain his former health, and sc> has taken the step which has proven such a sad one for the members ol the church which he served so faithfully: At a recent meeting of the session very tender expressions were voiced, and Rev. Cameron.was take a long vacation, in the hope that his valued leadership lost, but' this the Rev. gentleman refused to do. At the meeting sc'mc very kindly remarks were passed on iieh'alf ol the minister. A. H. Staf- ford, chairman'of the Board of Man- agers, spoke in .very high terms of Rev. .Cameron's ministry. "All- have enjoyed your eloquent said this has made rapid progress since your ministry began. The scope of your work has been large, and everyone knows of your untiring efforts on .behalf of the Sun- day school. It was with a feeling of the deepest sadness and regret that I Icamcd of your intention to resign, and it pains hie. to be placed in the position I am in at the present time, hiii-l feel that I would In! overlook- ing a privilege1 if. I did not voice, the that I arn sure exist in heart (Continued on Pago REV. CAMERON Who last night resigned the pastorate of Knox church Goes to Red Deer London, Aug. soon as the declaration .of .war by England on Aus- tria-Hungary became nublic'iy Known, a large number of Ausf.rians and Hun- garians resident in London, who were liable to be military ser vice, applied to-tho.American Consul- General for enrollment. The clerks of the consulate-general at 'once be- gan stamping the men's military books and this will be regarded by the Aus- trian authorities as evidence that the holders leady to peiform their duty. In accordance 'with previous instruc- tions, received froni Secretary of State Bryan, the 'Consul-General has .noti- fied the American consuls throughout the British Isles to'take over the AUB trlau consiriaios Ambassador LPage was-ready to ns- mune charge of-the Aiistro-Hungarian Rmbasay hero'.iis soon" as- requested so. The number, .of Aufrtrlans and Hungarians In the BrV lislci, is not known hut Hs kxpected (hey will add considerably to tlie problem of tho relief committees Went South and Brought Back the Algerine and the Shearwater COAST DEFENSE IS MUCH IMPROVED Vancouver, B. C., Aug. pleting a cruise in which site 1ms really distinguished herself, the Can- adian cruiser liainbow reached Es- nuimalt this morning at o'clock. With her came the little Shearwater, whicii.tiie Hainljow has convoyed up the California coast. -The vill be in probably before nojn. This morning she was in quite a safe position ofi Cape Flattery: The Hainhovv executed a daring move when she went south in the face of tiie Liepzig and the Nnren- iMirg to the rescue of the two little British gunboats which had been caught unawares on tiie southern California coast almost a thousand inilss from home. Nobody outside; of knew she liail lclt that naval port before the Rainbow dodg- ed into San Francisco and picked up -the two smaller vessels which had al- ready started north. The Rainbow specially convoyed the Shearwater while the Algerine took a course alone cluse into shore. Though the Liepx.ig was within a hundred miles of them on two or three occasions, tho small gunboats were brought through safely. It is expected no that the Kainbow will remain, vicinity of Esquimalt and do scout- ing duty olf Cape Flattery. '1 lie situ ntimi for the defence of' the C. coast cities has very much improved. Orders to ThauEffect Reached Major Stewart This Morn- ing from Ottawa RECRUIT BATTERY TO FULL STRENGTH AMERICAN AMBASSADOR AT-; BERLIN- TO HOLLANtT London, Aug. '13, 4.10'a.niH--An Am- sterdam message ..received hcrc-tlii morningquotes the Vas Diaz of Am sterdam for a report to the effect that the American Ambassador James AV Gerard, is leaving the German capital at l-AQ this-morning-hy, special train for the frontier. The message added that the Ambassador would make his wav to Holland, Last w.eek Major Stewart wired Col. Sam Hughes offering the -5th Battery as a unit for active ser- vice. In answer he has received tho follo'wing telegrams: "Enrol 25 of the hest men for fie'id battery purposes and await instructions." Later the department .wired him thnt two officers and 25 men. from the battery would be accepted. Major Stewart wired this morn- ing accepting. The men will all be unmarried. Meanwhile Major Stewart has hopes that the battery "will yet be accepted as a unit, and will re- cruit It to full strength. The Major received a wire this morning asking when the volun- teers could leave Val Cartier, and the ans-vcr went back "Sat- urday night." Military activity and the movement of real troops will be an actuality in Lethhridgo within twenty-four hours. Major Stsvart, commanding tho iioth Battery, and recruiting officer of the Lethbridge volunteers, received j orders from the Adjutant-General at Ottawa this morning by wire, to com- mence drilling at once, and the volun- teers are hereby ordered to report Jm- mediately at the armory, G02 Tenth street. Major Stewart stated this morning that the 25th field guns would be plac- ed on tile grounds at the disposal of thoso who volunteered for the over- seas expeditionary forces, and instruc- (Contimied on Page WANT CALGARY TO SEND QUICK-FIRERS Montenegrin troopa have capturo'd Scutari, according to a Rome dis- patch. Calgary. Aug. reply to Calgary's offer of a mounted'real men t of five hun- dred men, Col. Sam Hughes wired yesterday that he would rattier have a four-gun quick firing "machine-battery, which ho said would be more effi- ciont. He said no nionnted men 'were being sent in the first contingent, except one squadron and the Calgary contingent would, therefore, he required to go as'infantry. The coat of qutcic firing gun battery bo Chief Justice Hafvey Arrives in Stockholm' Minus All His Baggage EFFORTS TO BRING CANADIANS HOME Dr. C. F. P, CONYBEARE, K.C. Appointed chairman of the Cltizena' Advisory Assessment London, Aug. L. Griffith, secretary of the High Commissioner's office, today stated that many Can- adian officers and doctors now in Lon- don, are volunteering for active ser- vice. It is certain that the War Office will accept the services of the former, but there is some difficulty in regard to the doctors volunteering for the Medical Corps, as not licens- ed to practice here, though Hon. Gee. H. Perley expects to adjust the diffi- culty. Applications fui assistance by stranded Canadians are beins scrut- lfced in the most lenient spirit. Accepts Ajksrta'G Offer John A. Reid, Agent-General for Al- berta, announced that the War O.ffice is accepting of a half- inilllon bushels of- oats. Many Canadians have not yet been located; and it is not even known whether they are on the Continent or n Britain. There is great disparity in the statements as, to the where- abouts