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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 14, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME vn. SPECIAL EDITION LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 1914 PRICE FIVE CENTS NUMBER 207 TURKEY IS NEW ELEMENT IN WAR EMBROGLIO NAVAL BATTLE REPORTED IN THE PACIFIC OFF HONG KONG 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 620 3rd Ave. S. Sherlock Block SEVEN GERMAN WARSHIPS REPORTED SUNK London, Aug. despatch to the Chronicle from West Hartlepool, says the captain of the Danish steamer Huldamaersk declares that he passed seven sunken German ships fifteen miles off Spurnhead, at the northeast ent- rance of the Humbef. Only the masts of the vessels were visible above water but the captain believes they were'German men-of-war. FIGHT ON CHINA WATERS-WON BY WHOM London, Aug. warships, each having four funnels, badly dam- aged, and carrying many wounded, entered the harbor at Hongkong yester- day. Their identity has not been learned here but the vessels are believed to be either the British armored cruisers Minotaur and Hampshire or the French armored cruisers Dupleix and Montcalm. They are reported to have had an engagement Avith the German cruisers of the same type Scharnhorst and Gnei- seau. A despatch from Hongkong received by the Exchange Telegraph in Lon- don1 last night said it was reported in Hongkong that the British fleet in the far east had cornered the German far eastern squadron. The correspondent added that weight was given to the report by the fact that shipping along the coast was being resumed on a normal basis. The British cruiser Minotaur has a displacement of tons and was completed in 1908. She carries four nine inch guns and smaller armament. The Hampshire is a less formidable craft. Her tonnage is and her four largest guns are 4.75 each. The Duplex and Montcalm are of and tons respectively. Each carries eight 8.4 inch guns and smaller ones. The German cruisers Scharn- horst and Gneisenau are sister ships displacing tons, They were launch- ed in and each carried eight guns? atid -the cruiser-equipment of smaller guns. TURKEY MUST COME UP WITH AN ANSWER Paris, Aug. 14, 5.25 allied governments opposed to Germany and Austria-Hungary have agreed to briog Turkey to a realization ot Its obliga- tions as a neutral power In connection with her purchase from Germany of the cruisers Goeben and Breslau. Views Rome, ;yla Paris, Aug. that Turkey had purchased the Ger- man cruisers Goeben and Breslau reached here early tonight. This new development fn the war situation was discussed with intense interest in pol- itical circles, where it was held to he fraught, with the possibility of grave results. v It was stated In semi-official quart- ers the vessels would become a strong weapon in the hands of Turkey if Con- stantinople abandoned its -attitude of neutrality The belief was expressed that the purchase precludes a new po- sition on the part of Turkey, and in favor of Germany and Austria-Hun- gary, wiich IB especially important as hearing on the Interests of the Bal- kan states. The Tribuna says that the prepara- tions made at Messina for a "noble death" by the officers of. the German cruisers, who, before sailing from that port, made their wills, left the public "unprepared fof this farce." Seeing the impossibility of escape from the Anglo-French fleet if they followed their original idea of'.molesting the. transports moving French African troops, the German cruisers sought re- fuge in the Aegean Sea, -where, with the complicity of Turkey, which con- tinues to make love to Germany, the two vessels contemplated how they might paralyze British commerce in the Mediterranean, and interrupt traf- fic with India. But, closely pursued, they had no alternative, but to take refuge in the Dardanelles, and disarming. Instead, Turkey purchased them. This Is not considered permissible, according to the law of nations. Never has a na- tion at war sold her.own ships, which already had been used against an enemy. During the Russo-Japanese conflict many Russian ships entered tJhinese and American neutral ports, but they 'were disarmed, -and there awaited the end of the war. WILL GERMAN CRUISERS SHELL VANCOUVER? San Francisco, Cal., Aug. German cruisers Leipzig and Nurh- berg were both headed north, steam- ins at full speed when last seen yes- terday north of San Francisco Bay, according to the steamship statements published today. The Leipzig was passed by the liner Queen, 130 miles north of San Francisco, in the fore- noon, north bound, and making twen- ty knots an hour, according to the Queen's captain. He said he tried to speak to the cruiser, but all her com- mander would do in response to a wireless call was to hoist the German flag, The Nurnberg was reported to have passed fifteen miles north of Point Reyes, which lies just north of San Francisco Bay at 4.15 o'clock yes- terday afternoon. She, too, was mak- ing speed northward. THE BATTLE OF HAEIEN IMS Brussels, Aug. 14, via Paris, 12.25 German casualties in the engagement at Haelen on Wednesday were dead and wounded. The Germans apparently sacrificed their men without During the fight the were obliged to pass two bridges over the Gethe and Velpe riven, where they were expos- ed to a .heavy flro. The retiring Ger- mans left piles Ot dead and wounded at these brldgei. The same carnage occurred en the! road from Threck to Haelen, where Y.he German cavalry, exposed to the Gfitling guns of the Bel- gians, fell In droves. The and cavalry had a similar reception near Colfaekln. The success 08 the Belgian arms li considered particularly Important here, as most of the Belgian troops participating had1 not been under fire before. The Beismii casualties a.t were light in dead, as the troops were well entrenched, but many were wounded. The situation, which was somewhat critical on Tuesday, when the German patrols had arrived close to Brussels, was said to be rapidly im- proving from the standpoint of the Bel- gians twenty-four hours later. These operations proved that the Germans are retreating further, and .that the allies are being steadily re- inforced, and are, resolutely, pushing ahead. Brussels is no longer In d-s- ger, but the situation a few days ago was such that the eventuality of its occupation by the Germans was con- sidered. RUSSIA GETS INTRIM Aug. despatch to the Central News from Rome says that according to reliable informa- tion from St. Petersburg, Russia has mobilized men on the German and Austrian frontiers, half a million on the Turkish, and Rou- manian front era, while men are held in reserve. GIFT TO THE EMPIRE IHLY London, Aug. to the Dominion's gift of one million sacks of flour and Alberta's gift of one-hall million bushels ol oats, the West- minster Gazette saya: Canada can do no better service to the Empire at this moment than ensuring that supplies for' the, troops and civilians in this country stall be adequate; not even sending men to fight at the front will be of more real importance in the issue ol war. 'There is no room for anxiety about food supplies as these are am- ple for months to come, and, as they are used, will be replaced by incom- ing cargoes. 'The confidence with which Canada offers the products ol her harvest in sure belief that their transportation promts no real difficulty, will go as fat as any action could to allay the lust symptom of panic." TODAY A SATIRE ON THE 1914 Grand Pri rx AT MONICA SHOWN IN MABEL AT Tke WHEEL KEYSTONE COMEDY IN TWO BIG REELS Containing just enough pathos to save you from laughing yourself to Death. 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