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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 15, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME vn. SPECIAL EDITION LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 1914 PRICE FIVE CENTS NUMBER FRENCH AND BELGIANS WIN VICTORIES JAP FLEET PUTS TO SEA READY TO FIGHT WITH BRITAIN THE FOOT TOGGERY Carries Everything in Men's Footwear for t i Dress or Work Guar- x anteeing a Maximum of Comfort for a Min- imum of Cost W.J. Nelson Co. 620 3rd Ave. S. Sherlock Block London, Aug. office Belgian army has won victories in the district around Hasselt against German cavalry, which was trying to take the offensive again after its defeat at Diest. German infan- firy is moving toward'Vise.'and Tongres, but fresh engagements have resulted from this movement. The British fleet has assured absolute safety for the transportation of English troops to the continent1. GERMAN AEROPLANE BROUGHT TO EARTH The Belgian branch of the French army has won several triumphs, of which the. most brilliant is that near the Woevre river in Lorraine, where a German aeroplane flying at a height of 3000 feet was. brought to earth by rifle fire from the ground which disabled the motor. Two German officers who were piloting the aeroplane are prisoners. German aviators dropped bombs in the department of the Mouse but no- body was injured. CALL TO ARMS FOR VANCOUVER JAPS Vancouver, B. 0., Aug. advices received here by the Japan- ese at an early hour this morning indicate that there may be a call to arms within twenty-four hours. The editor of the localJapanese newspaper is in receipt of intelligence to this effect. RUSSIAN ARMY PRESERVES SECRECY St. Petersburg, Aug. secrecy surrounds the army movements. Eegiment after regiment has left, nobody knows whither, and even the commanding officers are ignorant. Before their departure each re- ceives sealed orders to be opened at specified hours. The Russian, after a sharp encounter, drove hack the 1st and 21st'German army corps, who were endeavoring to occupy Eydtkuhnen. A message has been received from Vilna' stating that a German aeroplane which was making observations of Russian military movements in the Polish government of Suwalk, was fired upon and brought down -with a crash. Its occupants, four German officers, were killed, according to the despatch. HIENOUS INTENTION OF GERMAN SPY London, Aug. German who was suspected of espionage was ar- rested at Aldershbt last Saturday. In his rooms were found a number of tubes containing millions of chplera baccilli. QUEEN MOTHER MAltES BANDAGES FOR WOUNDED Copenhagen, Aug. Alexandra and other Royal women are engaged in making bandages for wounded soldiers. FIRST GREAT BATTLE OF WAR ALMOST HERE Is a summary of the war since 4 o'clock Friday: Reports of the continued advance of the Germans toward Brussels, the lines extending through the hearirol Belgium on a line extending relative- ly from Namur to Haeleh, and of continued fighting at the Liege forts were the chief items of news of the warfare in Europe that winnowed through the sieve of the censor last night. Of the movements of the Germans and the allies it was stated that it had progressed to point where it teemed apparent that the first great battle of the war could not long he deterred. A despatch from Brussels said 'the concentration of French troops in Belgium was complete and that all the troops that had been ex- pected, were in battle order. A German report from the front of Liege said the fortress Fontisse had fallen into the hands of the Germans. Belgians denied this and declare the Germans had suffered heavy casual- ties in the attack. JAP FLEET READY A special despatch received in Lon- don said the Japanese proposed to carry out their treaty obligations with Great Britain and the Japanese fleet had put to sea to co-operate with the British fleet. Greece, it was said, .would prob- ably engage Turkey again should the report that the Ottoman govemmehl had purchased the German cruisers Goeben and Breslau prove, true. The German cruiser Karlsruhe, af- ter coaling atjSan Juan, Porto Kico, following her fight with British cruis- ers put into the Dutch port ol Cura- cau last Wednesday. IS GERMANY TRYING TO EMBROIL TURKEY London, Aug. Daily Mail states that the cruisers Goeben and Bieslau, reported to .have been purchased from Germany by Turkey, have received Turkish names and will be placed under the com- mand of Rear Admiral Arthur H.. Limpus, of the British Navy, who was lent to the Turkish government. The Mail says Turkey does not in- tend to employ the warships against Russia and adds: 'There appears to be no doubt that their purchase is a direct contraven- tion of international law, but the opinion -is gaining ground in diploma- sic circles that Turkey Is the victim of a German trap to embroil her with the triple entente." Rear Admiral Limpus has been na- val adviser to the Turkish govern- ment since 1912. TURKEY'S ANSWER DEFIANT Paris; Aug. Passa, the Turkish ambassador, referring to the German cruisers'Goeben'and Breslau, which are reported to have been pur- chased by Turkey, said today "We simply seized the opportunity to obtain two cruisers to assure the equilibrium of our naval forces with those of Greece. England exercised the right to requisition two cruisers just being finished for ua in the Eng- lish yards. Greece has just bought two from the United States. The ar- rival of the two cruisers in the Dar- danelles was la windfall. You may be sure we shall keep them, as we have paid for them with the fund raised by public subscription to pay for the ships in England." The Goeben and the Breslau are at Nagarakalesia, the quarantine sta- tion n the Dardanelles. It is report- ed that they searched British, French and Greek ships in the strait, and forcibly removed the wireless appar- atus from the Saghaiien, threatening to sink her if she made resistance. War Flashes despatch to the Central News from Amsterdam says the may- or of Ali-la-Chapelle has ..issued a proclamation announcing that great masses of German troops are to pass through the town today, British Board of .Trade issued a waning totholden of shares in American railroad! and is Canadian Pacific to carefully exam- ine tlwir certificates, and it the istered holder ii an Austrian or a German or ah Austrian or German company, Immediately to take stept to secure the recitation In their own names. Association of Commerce ol Berlin asks that the following be made public: "We.ask.the American press and Americans in general to be careful in giving credence to c war reports. The city of Berlin is Food prices are normal. Foreigners, especially Americans, are tuily pro- Meted." Montreal The Consulate ol Aus- tria-Hungary was ordered closed to- day.' in the money mar- ket is further relaied, a a result ot government guaranteeing. Discount bouses transacted bills more freely from 5 to 5J per cent, and 'the Bank ol England doing a large busi- ness at the same level. Short loans are Inquired for at about 4 per cent. coming from the countries of wan continue to pour in- Italy, by the -thousands.: Most are in distress and the government and individuals are doing their, utmost to provide them with food and shelter. communication issued here ttates that German people'have been systematically deceived by false newt circulated by a large German agency, with the result that there baa been on absolute suppression 61 all news The French govern- ment win issue a dally bulletin to tin troops, in order that they may jkeep potted on field operations and events In France. LAST TIME TODAY A ON Grand Prix MONICA SHOWN IN MABEL AT The WHEEL KEYSTONE COMEDY IN TWO BIG REELS Containing just enough pathos to save you from laughing yourself to Death. ALSO ;