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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 1814 TTLE IN THE WORLD'S HIS JAPAN ISSUES A GERM THE 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 Co. 620 3rd Aye. S. Sherlock Block London, Aug. official communication issued by the French War Office Sunday and telegraphed by the Paris correspondent of the Exchange Telegraph Co., says: "At the moment that the German main force comes into contact with our says the war office, "our allies will force both Austria and Germany to engage in an additional struggle which, it seems likely, will be of vast pro- portions. "It is well known by now that the Germans anticipated the decisive deleat of the French so that they might immediately follow up such success by a battle against pur allies. It is also well known that they counted on the slow mob- ilization of the Russian forces and upon disturbances in Poland to gain time for their arms. The Emperor, however, by his promise to give autonomy to Poland, has obtained the fidelity of the Poles and' Russia's mobilization has been accomplished with remarkable rapidity. The Russian army mov- ing forward for an offensive blow, the result of which will soon be felt. Already in Galicia, Russian cavalry has crossed the frontier and Austrian cavalry and infantry have been routed while other battalions have turned tail. "Germany is being put on the defensive and it is impossible to avoid the conclusion that her position at the front is not all that could be desired at such a critical time in her history." DOINGS OVER SUNDAY While the German forces are push- ng forward to the valley of the Meuse and still more extensive in in progress along the Alsace-Lor- frontier, where the French and Jerman armies are In contact, Japan las seat an ultimatum to Germany de- manding the wlthdraway of the' Ger- man -warships from the Orient and the evacuation of Klau-Chau, a Ger- man protectorate In China. TSi. territory comprises an area of 200 square miles, with 200 square miles additional "in the Bay. Tilng Tan, the teat of the governor of the territory, Is the port-where the Ger- man warships mobHlMd at the out- break of hostilities. Japan's ultimatum Germany until August 23 to comply with the de- mands. Owing to cable Interruptions, however, Japan hu not been able to deliver the ultimatum to Germany, and it la announced from Washington that the United States will undertake this task. Peking -reports that three British have been ordered to bold themselves In readiness to .go aboard transports, and it Is presumed that they will co-operate wlta the Japanese land If force of arms Is resort- ed 10. In Tokio the Japanese ultimatum has created a deep Impression, and the Japanese Premier and Foreign MinlstatntKt, owuueUed the Japanese to maintain a calm attitude. Late dispatches report an offensive movement ij" the French from lane- vllle to Sarraeboorc, Dut sldered u yet merely an outpost af- fair. A state of liege has been proclaimed in Bulgaria. The United States Ten: neuee and Norti fearing gold for the relief of Americana In Europe, have arrived at Falmouth. The northward advance of the Ala- in-Hungary, continue both along the right and left wing of the river Vistula, forming the bcxmdarry between Austrian OaJlela aad Ruaalan Poland. A naval battle between French and Austrian off Budua, Austria, In the Adriatic, at 9 o'clock this morning. The French squadron, coming from the southwest, attacked the Austrian two of which wen sunk, one set oil fire, and a fourth fled to Omttaro. The German emperor started thli morning for Matai with general staff. GERMAN-JAPAN SCRAP SEEMS UNAVOIDABLE Tokio, Aug. news that_Japan has sent an ultimatum to Germany- is officially confirmed. GERMANY MUST EVACUATE IfAIO CHAU Tokio Aug. has sent an ultimatum to Germany demanding that she withdraw her warships and evacuate Kaio Chau. Unless Germany unconditionally accepts by August 23 Japan will take action. Kaio Chau, from which Japan has demanded the withdrawal of Ger- many, is a town on the Peninsula of Shan Tung, China, leased with adjoining territory by Germany in 1898 and soon afterwards made a protectorate. Ine German territory has an area of about 200 square miles. Germany also con- trols an extended water front. Tsing Tau, the sea port in the locality controll- ed by Germany, is: strongly fortified. i." i i JAPAN ASSURES UNITED STATES Tokio Aug. with the announcement of a dispatch of an ultimatum by Japan to Germany which is expected here to be followed by war, Takaaki Kato, minister of foreign affairs, conferred with George W. Gu- thrie the American ambassador, and made a broad statement calculated to as- sure the United States that Americatriiiterests in the Orient would be safe- guarded and the integrity of China upheld. ITALY TURNS AUSTRIA DOWN WITH THUD Rome, Aug. and Austria are near a serious rupture of relations following Italy's refusal to permit four Austrian army corps to cross Italian territory to reinforce the German army iii Alsace. Austria's demand was based on its interpretation of the existing treaty. The Italian foreign office refused and declared that Italy intended to pre- serve her neutrality at all hazards.______________ GREECE WANTS EXPLANATION FROM TURKEY London, Aug. Renter dispatch from Rome says that the Paris cor- respondent of the Tribuna hears that Greece has decided to demand explana- tion from Constantinople regarding the concentration pf Turkish troops or, the frontier. Unless the reply is satisfactory Greece will mobilize forthwith. IN CASH will be awarded for the beat 100 word solution of MILLION DOLLAR MYSTERY Ten Thousand Dollars will be won by the man, woman or child who writes the most acceptable solution of The Million Dollar Mystery. From the solution accepted the last two reels of this startling motion picture drama will be made and the last two chapters of the story written by Harold MacGrath. j Each Wednesday and Thursday and Thursday an Episode of this stupendous motion picture will be shown Each episode an unfolding of thrills, new thrills, greater thrills than ever before attempted Remember this is only one of the many feature at- tractions continually x Showing at ;