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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, AUGUST NUMBER 209 UNCLE SAM PROTESTS A6A1NST JAPANESE ACTION FRENCH WIN GROUND IN ALSAC I GERMAN ADVANCE ON PARIS-NOW CHECKED British Ships Three Austrian Reservists Brought in This Morn- ing as Prisoners Thiee pr goners of uar weie linight ti Letubridge this morning %ii Hat fiom impress Thsrtfthav were 'taken by Coipo-al Jarnlin of R NT WM P Hie three nun Austrian reservitts dBJ on their .lav to the front Ihey are George Dmvtias and R Iwarowskl They protested asaUst arre t and con llneinent; ahjl-lt. is believed that they en 1 to seci re an order of the court foi id aec Provided that The arhiy-.o. is moving south west from iho Mouse at Stenay. It demands'llic' surrender of the French fort {it Longwy and is said to have suffered a reverse at Spin- court. Statements in despatches show that Germans are entrenching along the Aisne riverrwhich Is only 120 miles icy are thought to lie preparing the foi the main army crossing the "Meuse at Stenay. FRENCH ARTILLERY PROVEN AT DINANT Drops Bombs on City London Aus The Times cor a judga issue -uth in ordtri roni Fans and tbej ivlll still oo hell The'r arrival a realisation that mi'Itai} mid not civil law pi emails the judges m Canada could not BO a i 3 their release They will bo held "t to ordms from the mill tary authdritles rt Ottawa, Tfcrae Austr ans onTneir "nay to tho Ian3, reported on Friday waging the ties between her and Superior tp German anchEnemy Were Driven Out With Heavy Coutts Some section men r _f _ BtataJi were to but QO word of Ibepn It varf renorled that the Austrmns nrere among the enthusiastic purciia ers ol BliHsh flags at No 3 wine on Sattirdej, and three Germans TV hen i ihojghl ibat A ore goma .to be to; Germany to fight, n'.id.'tteaded' for release, which wau them A nromiiinnt Iscal who .la connected "with the Dominion government, stated sn Sat- UT-y that If h" could fcft auiy he .ivcmid leave, at ronea for Germany. ThV prisoners arrested In this di- iislop of the Mounted Police he hjid Ottawa are re- "It .'le expected that they will to Bout-east erestnnlly to the point for- the. concentration of onors.ot war iii this country. A intltt'ary ..man mode thei.sug- mbrnlag.that some of the prisoners-could11 very' well he .used in they could work on-irrlgation ditches or. used plowing up "thiit million of hnd in-'Tpayma.nt for'tlioir that tlio local contingent might be giv- en In throwing up entrench respondent at Namur Belgium, who witnessed the fighting at Blnant on Saturday, .Bars: 'The cattle occupied" a whole .day, but was made up of actions The first continued fiom morning until o'clock in the Efternoon; tile second occupied the rcinainder of tho {after- noon Prom ea ly morning nhen the Cierraans took possession of a part of raents. In the districts where Irrigation ditches are, projected. at the same time from the bouth to the nortn and occupied the other, side of the'-tbwh, skirmlBhes be- tween the two forces proceeding throughout the forenoon. In the afternoon the fighting took the form of an artllleij engisement The French infantrj "naa from town into tiic woods, at side1 of the four miles from the'tlver. Tho ticn took chaigc pf the oit tie. At the same" moment a French in- fantry regiment advanced- along the Meuse on the right "bank, from lloux, at the south of: Namur, Clung itself on the Get mans In the town ind, aided by artillery drove them off Then from 3 o'clock until 6 o'clock the two armies 'were engaged in ari. artillery I duel across tbe town. It was always i the Germans who were retiring along j tho hills to tbe south of the town, and always the French1 who moved forward their batteries little by little. Gradu- ally the French drove the Germans south'ward, probably along the road to Hansur-Lesse, pursuing all the time with infantry, and chasseurs. 'To all appearances the French ar- tillery made better practice than the Germans 'The number of lulled and wounded must have 'been-heavy, 'Several attempts have been made by the Germans to destroy: this town; by means of aeroplane bombs within- the past few-days. On Friday an ayia tor dropped three bombs during a fast flight across the city. One of these fell on the sidewalk of the bridge (T Omalius, injuring five men. The other POPE PIUS ILL Suffering from Bronchial Catarrh Continued Weakness Rome Aug; via Paris.-rDr. again visited Pope PiuslREt nigtt, found the Pon- tiff hoarse from, bponchlal.eatarfti. There had been- afeo a slight rise- in his'tempera- ture., -.T.he; medicine: had' induced a marlced.jperspiration, -hut tbis'fap- peared to have relieved the patient whof however, gives evidence of continued: weakness. The War Today At a Glance -The censorchip put into effect by the British ..'authorities over the move- ments of the Empire's armed forces, afloat and in Belgium, is effective to a-remarkable degree.--- Not a word of news has -come through for several days past concerning British military or; naval activities. Censored patch-ss from Brussels and Paris have frequently rsfcrred to- the presence of Brit bombs did no .damage. Saturday bomb struck the roof of tho railway i.has been troop British Ships Chase Austrian Vessels in Adriatic-Russia Beginning to Make Herself Felt-But Pall of Secrecy Spreads Over Main Movements of World's Armies Paris, Aug. official announcement today by the French war office says: The advance of the French armies'continues to develop. Our troops have taken the heights to the north of the Alsatian frontier in German territory, and the French line extends through Abrecher vilter, Lorquin, Azoudan and Marsal. In the Dbnon or Rougemont region we have occupied Schirmeck and captured 12 German field guns, eight machine guns and carriages -with Oiir cavairy has.penetrated as far as Lutzeihausen and Mulbach Rofiseirh. -Farther south we occupy Villa, east of Durbeis on the, road to Schleistadt arid "Saint Creix-Aux-Mines, and some heavy, field artillery have been .captured fay the French troops, In Alsace we have a strongly supported line from Thann through Cernay to Salnte Marie. FRENCH SWEEP UP ADRIATIC London, Auff. British official news.'bureau today says1 "The French fleet in the Mediterranean has made a sweep up the Adri- atic Sea-as far as Cattaro. A small Austrian >cruiser of the Aspern type, of 236-i tons, was-fired upon by the French vessels and sunk." BRITISH BATTLESHIPS PURSUE AUSTRIANS Londoii, Aug. despatch from Rome to the Exchange Telegraph Co. says it is reported from Alcona that four British battleships Austrian cruisers lAurora and Szigetvar, which M-ere blockading at Anti- varim. The Austrian vessels were pursued until they took refuge in the naval station at Pola. GREECE WAITING WORD TO STRIKE .London, despatches say Greece has recteiyed.informa- tion that Turkish troops are crossing Bulgarian territory and-marching in the direction of. Greece. The Hellenic government in consequence1 of these reports has notified Turkey that if this news should be confirmed, spending military aiitl- naval measures .will ,be taken immediately by Greece FRENCH TAKE. 1000 GERMAN PRISONERS London, Aug. official prcss-bureau of the War Office Ad- 'miralty has issuetl.a statement saying-..that French- troops __, _ _______, a rapid advance along the valley of, the Schirmeck have taken a thousand 'prisoners. _ V. _ The scene of of the last" few days in Upper Alsace, tlie official announcement continues, shows effects of the fire" of the allied artillery. Trenches- albandoned by the euemy are' filled with, dead and wounded. St. Petersburg, ug. 17, via London, 12.45 Russian War Office today issued an official communica- tion giving information as to the re- "Whcn I reached the place, peas- ants long spades'Avere'stUl en- gaged in the work of burj'ing the dead. The battle ground is about cent military movements on the Ihrc-j ir.i'.ts long with-the village of Haclen at one end The village is frontier between Austrian Galicio and, Russian Poland. It "The defensive operations and the movements of reconnoitring detach- ments of the Hussian army on the frontier of Galacla, between August 13 and led to a series of attacks- by cavalry supported by infantry and ar- tillery. the.-produces of Piotrkoff and AuetrSan cavalry occupied a.-front- of' fifty miles' in -length, extending along" a line from Tehensto- ln-t the cfcova, through AndrejeWto Sandomic. cavalry was 'Supported by in-" harshly scarred. Its houses are pierce ed with bullets. Hardly a pane of glass remains. The church spire is tumbled over and the town" clock -wrenched from its place. "As I passed a German biplane swept-b'y like a carrion crow, seeking ..other victims" Later'in.the day I visited' th? Bru- ges prison, where held. I never before as these men did 'Ihey laj like logs (Continued on Page station, injuring one mau, but doing only slight .damage to the building. Several other, bombs dropped other- points iir town, but did no harm. Russia Demands Passage Through the Dardanelles London, Aug.' despatch from Copenhagen says the Politiken publishes a despatch from Constantinople stating that Russia de nunded'.'tnim T-urkey permission for the unrestricted passage through ao Dardanelles at the Black-Sea fleet. Tho'Russian 'fleet In the Black Sea, since the beginning of. warllkn opcntlons, his captured atoout a nundrod German and mer cliiint vesaelB trading in-these waters; Many of them were-tank.steam- OTS oonveylns 'oilj 'London, Aug. Huerta, former president of Mexico, accompanied by Gen- eral Blanquet, who 'was Minis- ter of War in his cabinet, land- ed at Bristol yesterday from the British steamer Patia, from Jamaica. He will resume his jQiir-ney to Spain tomorrow. MARCONI OFFERS HIS AID TO ITALY IF SHE FIGHTS Rome Tia Paris, Aug 17 -William the inventor of the -wireless has written to friends m Dome, saym? that he will return to II Ij to offer own country all the rs i-tunoe that He can give m case of his scientific knowledge or hi-, orm, wbliherer may be most useful STAMPING 'OUt DURINE ON 'BLOOD RESERVE Macleod, Alta, Aug 17-pThe epi jomlc of durlne among the horaes on toe Reeervo has now been Kamped out The utmost care was c crclsed to prei ent the disease spread tng to neighboring ranchers and alto- belonging to the Indians and sir.stray horses were shot noon as they.showed traces of WILUAHJ HUERTA IN ENGLAND BRITISH GENE-RAL DEAD London, Aug. Sir James M..Grierson died.suddenly in a train in England, today. General Grierson. who was born in was one of the foremost ot BrMish military, leaders. He had a long war record, War Emergency Fund As a result of tag day on Saturday, together with other subscriptions, the war emergency fund stands today-at The mark will he passed today, but the wonien of Leth- bridge and surrounding centres will keep right, on. The. treasurer of thb; 'fund desires to acknowledge the fol- lowing subscriptions: Mr. 1.00; AI'MemK.V.'i.....; liOO E. N. htgiutjocnam Dr. Galbraltli .1............ i.O.OO: Mrs. GaJbrftith Spring Coulee contributions 1300 -allowed to -through from any source to indicate what the fantry and 'by artillery.' "On August 14, Austrian advance suards penetrated a short distance 'into It is report- army be or where the units may located. Equal secrecy the movements of the British war- beiieved to be holding the Ger- man, fleet in check in the North S-2a. Not one word has come through of the position of any British or German bat- tleship, cruiser or torpedo boat In itlieoe waters. .So far as the general public Is con- cernedy-naval activities In European waters are a sealed book. French official reports .assert that French continue their forward march in Alsace, where many guns are, said to have been captured from the as well as many prison- ers'and'the standard of an infantry regiment, which is 'now on view at the French war office. St..Petersburg reports succ-ssses by the Russian troops over the Austrlans frontier, where an Austrian clragoon' regiment is said to have suf- fered severely in a sabre engagement. (Continued on Page shrouds ed tliat this offensive. was checked by th'e Russian tfoo'ps.''" "An Austrian attempt to advance from Andrejew toward Kielce "ft-as cheeked." GERMANS" STOP SWEDISH STEAMER London, Aufc.' Exchange Telegraph Co.'s Paris correspondent says lie learjis from ah'official source at Stockholm that tho'Swedish steam- er "stopped by a Gorman cruiser, not'far from the Stockholm Archlpeligb. '1200 GERMANS IvlLLED AT DIKST Londdiu'.Aug. trip over the battlefield of Diest, "13el- is'described.'.hy the Brussels correspondent of.tiie Daily News. He '.T1- remember best a brown stretch of .harrowed .ground, half a. furlong in is tho grave of Germans who fell in the fighting o.E Wednesday. over the field are other; graves1, some -of Germans some of Belgians" and some LOCAL RESERVISTS LEAVING BY TUESDAY NIGHT'S TRAIN All-reserve men called out are leaving tomorrow uiglit toy the. train. Every man Is request- ed to attend at St. Augiintin's Hall aflO p'clp'ck tho same nfsht. The conimltteft of the Overseas club is anxious to have the address of each, man; and this should bo giv- en, to. C.-Westley, at the office of A T Co, kcr.din Mrs. .G. W..Robinson has called a meeting this afteriipnito arrange for light refteshments to bo sup- plied to.the men on the train. made to givo the'men This will In no conflict will, the mass meeting'to tie held Majestic Thontre for the 'volun- teers, tho (latft 1ms not yet btcu According to View Taken of Ultimatum by the Japanese Press U.S. PROTESTS Washington, O.C., 'Aug. A resolution directing :Secre- tary of State Bryan to. protest against the announced tlon of Japan to take .over the German leased territory KiauChau, China, was Intro- duced ih the House today fcy. Representative Britten of JO.- mis. Tokio, Aug. 17. (The newspapers commenting today unorf the ultimatum sort by Japan Satuf- day lo Germany demanding with- nrawal of German warships horn Orient and tie evacuation 'ol Kiio-' Chau, say ,they consider: the (document ao M -reasonable. No anti-German .sentiment has been displayed here. -Washingt'on, 17. President Wilson said today he had no reason to question the good faith of the oV claration ol Japan m promising to, ohsene the integrity of China, in con- nection with the 'Japanese ultimatum to Germany demanding thejsurrender of Kiao Chau to the Japanese gov; ernmerit. The President would nbi. discuss -the ultimatum as a. saying that one of the duties of neu- trality was to have no opinion on': what other nationt were doing. Secretary of State, Bryan was .at> the White House this morning', supposedly in connection with Ja- pan's ultimatum Both the President 'and Mr. Bryan refused to discuss the visit. FEAR JAPAN'S MOTIVE Washington, Aug. Representi-i trie Britten of Illinois, fa introdue- 'ing the resolution, quote! the Japf ancse ultimatum. to: Germany demand- ing the withdrawal of all German on Page One German Dreadnought Out of Business Anyway London, Aug. dispatch from Amsterdam, to-Uie Central Tele- graph News says The captain of the Dutch sleainer, Epsilori, at Tmui- den, reported seeing a Germau dreadnought -in' the harbor at Trondhjein which had been put out of action. .Her funnels were smashed and on; one side she was scarred with holes from shell fire. MRS. PANKHURST MAY LEAD MILITANT ARMY OF .London, Aug. is going to have regiments of women. They may have as such, men' as Queen Amel e of Portugal, .the Duchess c4 Marlborough and Mrs; Faukhurst They will resist any in- vasion of the German and Austrian' forces. Lady Cook is the originator ot tho plan She has launched a stirring campaign to put a women's army in readiness for battle. Shethopcs to' have wonien in the army, thoroughly organized and well drilled; in three months. Lady Cook outlined, her plan today. She pointed out that the woraca .would be the. logical defenders of' the country when the-men are all away, at the front. NO DEFINITE NEWS FOR EIGHT DAYS Paris, Aug. Wwr Office here announces that the need expect no definite nam the front as to the result of the bli j battlo along the German froatiw Ml least eight days, i i ;