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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 20, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. LKTHBR1D6E, ALBERTA, 'f THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 1911 NUMBER 212 GERMANS BREAK THROUGH BELGIAN DEFENSE GREAT BATTLE NOWAGES NEAR WATERLOO JAPAN WILL GO TO Reported Today That Germany Has Decided to Refuse the Mikado's Ultimatum-Demand Has Reached Fleet Coming Out to Tense London, Aug were currant In many European quirt era today that Germany had de deed not to comolv wltli Japan's ult ra.-tun) call'ng for the German evacuation of Kiao Cnsu and I ic tbandonment of ths eastern teal by German war vessels HOLLAND UNEAbY Holland Is >aidvto uneasl ncsi In d to her Indian eolcnleo. In view of Japans atti tude ULTIMATUM REACHES BERLIN Tokio, Aurt 20, 10 A0 m Con Jlrtiiotlon been received litre cf the arrival in Berlin or tho Jop an-ie ultl-rutum Mo hostility ic to Germans here AUSTRIAN FLEFT TO Mitanj Italy, Aug d'upatch to-tfie Dally Qnfomcle. says the SeccoJo reports-ihat ..Cattaro division of the Austrian fleet has joined the Id forces at Pola, which are preparing to come out into the open sea. SP41N P ris Aug The Excelsior pnntb the following special from Ala drld Slain is following the progress of the conflict v.ith feverish fpteiest Officially the countn is neutral but the masses hope for a trumph of the Irlr'o Entente A German qftbile mm orlty recruited from the Intellectuals favors the Teutons'; If Spam were not exhausted bv the o'-QCtautoneraUons which1 been cTEodlDB men alia mone> since 1908 t! f nation "ftouldi "have de- hdBci to in the 'but owing to thb abtftc weakness re ellzes a further sacrifice r x OVERSEAS Defeat Austrian Column at Kus- min-Caplure German Guns and Prisoners MONTENEGRINS API BUSY to one. .hundred' iiG'.v club tal en into mcmbeiship on Tuesday nlghl The funds obtained iri'this way will'be di- rected the caie and v comfort ;of .the reservists" fam- 1116s, who left the city with the onr Tuesday The club will in cdnjunc- tlofr with the'. Daughters of the Empire, whose ra.ilkfi are also Increasing as a result of tlie anneal ma.de. by Dr. Gbnyheare-, 'at': church. .x v .5 londcn, Aug 20-'15 am-lele gnphmg Irom St Petersburg the correspondent a tie DalU Telegraph .j .j tends a comriu t l hi the Russian gcrer., i r rortmg a pro t m lorgU cngBgemeri thirty miles I O noitlnicst of Ivan irieU the capital J. V At noon Idohdav." the communi- KQtYiaiYlWllll MS in Uistrnn cavalry di yi ii-ion irtillcrj and machine I GOT guns reached the line of the small ________ town of Kusiuin, where thsy engaged Russian cavalry.: After stubborn) Ottawa, Robert felltmj, lasted until 7 o "lock Bordcn announced at the openmE in the eicnini, the Austrians were bratcn back with hem casualties The Russian casualties were small IN CiljAlBINNCV St. Petersburg, Aug. p. m bodj of Rihsian troops ic eorlmg to an official communication gir.n 011 todai, Ins occupirl Gum binnen, 20: miles'from the Russian frontier of east Prussia, capturing at the srae tine twelie German guns and a large number of prisoners MONTENEGRIN ARMY JOINS SIJUBS Milan Au0 mam bodj "f the Montenegrin troops has been in- corporated" as aii army corps in the Servian .army. They entered Herzogovina from TrcTinjc-and arc -now: nesting. DIFST Brussels Aug Ra- Pans --4 Jfr The Germans made a new at- tack oir Dicst in the afternoon, (date not fi-sn) according to press dc (latches. Alter pillaging the railway bonibirded the ton-n from all -the inhabitants had fled. Their artillery also appears to he bombarding Tirlcmont C HUMANS 'CLOSE TO BRUSSELS Anoth'ef Havaa dispatch from Brus- sent ill very leads to .the belief that the GermanEt made a BurprlReYadvRnce close to the Belgian defending Brusselii. They en- camped for 'the night', nut a Belgian discovered their position, and revealed It to In time. Csvjijry WM hqrrled forward and af ter and countermarch IDC, (be reltrcd Parliament todnj tllat in consideration of the present crisis, his Itoya! High- ness the Djilre of Coimaught iiad de- cided .to place himself at the .disposal of his Majesty the King, and that bis period TO' office- as of Canada, which was to. expire in October. has been" extended for the full, term'of tho wai: Hon. George'P. behalf of .the. Opposition, declared that the announcement would he received with the deepest satisfaction by Canadians. His Royal Highness's knowledge of conditions Imperial and conditions Ca- nadian .would. make his presence in this Parliament :0f- his. Majesty's Do- minion most gratifying to all. Loud; applause' an- nouncement and Mr; Graham's reply. HOUSE APPOINTS WAR COMMITTEE Ottawa, .Out., Aug. composed of; Sir Robert Borden glr Wilfrid Laurier, Sir. .-George .Foster, Hon C J Dohertv Hon L P Pelletler Hon William Pugs ley and A. J.jMucLesn, was ap- pointed this-morning to consid- er the biW introduced by the Minister of Miistlce.'.slving the government :.wldo..: powers to dealwlth the: war'station, A report, will be mede Nto the House of Commons, tornorro'tv. t BhLGILM, THE VTEST BATTLEGKOt'XD FOR IP DAYS But Enemy Found Opening to the North and Whole Strategy of Belgian Campaign May be Nothing New From Alsace Armies Will Fight Under One Plan Maps have alreadv been dotted with battlenerds and others Most of them are shown in he map Again the arm- or Eu.ope are clafelnpg there Tlie map shows Liege the scene of the greatest conflict EO far; Namur where a stubborn Ostend where some of the English troops landed, and other important centres Jp POPE PIUS X CALLED fQ THE GREAT BEYOND Death Came With Startling Suddenness to Head of Catholic Eighty Years Old Rome Aug 20 Together in oiie all tnings in Chi 1st These word's, which Pope Pius X aaooted Js his motto in an encyclical issued on Aug ust 10 sa days after he elevated, to, the .were :dn. his lips as-he died. Tlie end, which "came at 1.20 c'clqcjt this morning, was peaceful A moments- before be-had from semi-conscioiiETieEs.i He atteriipt ed to bestow i upon tfrtlfse" Gat ipred in the chamber but strength'Tailed. After a pause, he mtii; mured the Scriptural text, and did.hqt, speak' again. The deith of the Pontiff m ttfe1 eightieth of jus life tncfth vear of his Pontificate while long anticipated because of incident to''advanced age, came a shock even to those near him. For several" days he had1 been feimg from goutv caUnn but an luecdaj his declared th'ft'J the trouble was of no great import- ance and yesterday morning reasaur- At ten o'clock last night the Pontiff ing reports concerning the patient experienced an attack "of coughing that were current. greatly distressed bim. iHe could not The change came suddenly duri the forenoon yesterday, and early :in j he made to''breathe was the afternoan those in attendance ,an- j painful to 'witness. As the supreme nounced that death was imminent. 1 moment approached the rcoughing Similar attacks bad been resisted with the restlessness, which the the aid of Hie rope's will but depression over the clash of arms in Europe militated against recovery. doctors .had been-uuahle, to relieve, disappeared. The features of the pa- tient, which had given evidence7 of his pain, resumed a normal expression, except for the; pallor, which Increased. The ..pa'jal secretary of state, Car d-hial del Val Cajdlnalb 1 er lati Ciigano ind the Pope's two" sisters and, his physicians, who were. recognized; the calm pieceding death Dr Anrchia- on.the Pontirf's'pulse, iurned the napal vrj who' was; and .shook, his, La dmal "Vlerr del al understood, and his f ce with his :haiid. Meaiiv.-liHe, yCardinal, yanntitelli, Pope's .his majoi .domo, Mischiar bis secretaries, Slgr. Brei 6tgr.. PesjCiuirhad joined, the group in the. chamber The two 'sisters and the Pope's sec- retaries could not restrain their sobs, and tbeir voices seemed'to bring back the Pontiff Iron, .the state of coma into which he'had lapsed.i His eyes opened j and his >lios moved, tarid-it was plain that'lie'was making an.effort to im- part a-final blessing. For a. moment it seemed that dissolution had taken place, and then the Mps moved again Together in one, all things Ui Christ, be whispered. Dr. Marchiafava released the wrist, which dropped pulseless.on the Pon- tiff's breast. The .physician bent over the bed, listening for a heart'that was stilled. (Continued on page Paris, Aug. 20, 11.40 oM Ticiai communication received from Brussels, says "The Germans have ground on both banks of the nv- .-er-Meuse, and are in contact with the armies of the allies. "The enemy, findinrj the routes to the southward strongly held, by French and Belgians, discovered an opening to the north. This may entirely change the strategy of both sides. DOESN'T MEAN DEFEAT 'The Belgians held the Invad- ers In check for fifteen days. They have done all that could Work Being Pushed Vigorously in Spite of the War and Hard Times STOKES-S1EPHENS BUSY What Britain Has Done in the World War to Date Washington, D.C., Aug. 20.-vriie.'Bri tiEh fmbassy h le aid n recened fioni Us loieign Ofnce i of the naval and .military situation..to date. Colville .Barclay, the charge, t a copy to Secretary Bryan. follo'-.vs 'Since the declaration of war! the fleet has been responsible for the safety of the expeditionary '.forges, .'The', work of the Navy in the .At- lantic and, elsewhere- in safeguarding trade routes is best exemplified by the fact that at 'Lloyd's yesterday the >war. risk rate fell'to 40'shillings per-cent, for almost any voyages of which completed its disembarkation into France on August IS. This effected iii perfect order, and without a casualty It j British; vessels, whereas the'rate to j insyi'e'freight of corn paid by steamers from the United Statea to a British port per cent. Th- German fleet outside the Bal- tic .is confined to 'harbors. English Nanaimo Miners Call Off Strike And Go to Work Vancouver, Aug. a mass meeting of striking coal nnneis it Nanaimo last the btnkc which has conducted since May, lfU3, hy the tmtc-i Mine of America, was the men (men the liberty to secure work in local mines, should the compan- ies accept them. Strike relief >vas stopped by-the union six weeks ago, anil realizing the futility' of continu- ing the strike without linancial is sistcnce the men by a large majority last night to call the fatnke oil M the imncjj ol the district aa' vcr ing fi-H force but few of tho' cnrbjment and Mill bo dbm rcllPd to the city and swk the south where the German ftfe Apparently oa uie cefon- commerce is almost normal, 'German dcsborn commerce is par- alyzed: Tim onl> nsmlty is the loss or the light cruiser Amphion, hlown up' hy a jiiinc, after having sunk the German mine-layer Koeiilgcn Luise. 'One .Gorman submarinc'has heen sunk in the North Sea. 'The military positionJs as Tollows; The G rman .1.1, j noith of the neighborhood to a'point in Belgium to the past of iml near the Dutch frontier. The outstand- itlg. feature of oiierati.ons. up to the presentdiaG been tiie> delay cauacd to tho contemul ited German offensn e movement across the Mouse'toy the dcfeiKjeiOf Tjiege, ;vlicre the forts arc stil Intact It has reimitted the or deily and concontiation ofi'tho, iTrentih army, and the Uritlsh eXpedllionarv lorces; tioops crossed the- 'MeusV. both above and 'bt'.ow Jjiege and are saining aoma ground s owly but their sive, the French arc advancing on a long line into Alsace and Lorraine, a great extent of which territory they new occupy, after-drlving.back in.sev- eral engagements" the troops that op- posed them. WEIRNZ -REPORTED DEAD Rome; 'A'ug. re- port' is current.' that Francis Xavier Weirnv general of Society of .lesus died last midnight It has been impossible 'officially 'to confirm tho i report. Germans Make Little Raid in East Africa War on the earth's crust continues Word comes from i algiri that the Stokes-Stephcns and the .McUougall- SeTiir companies, both holding large areas of oil lands in field cast of Coutts and south of "this city, will drill in that local- ity in the r.ear [uture. The Beaver Oils hail also acquired holdings in' the most promising Held in Alberta today, and are down a string of tools to commence drilling at once. The Calgary Alberta of .yesterday has tills to say of the developments MONTANA' MEN TO. DRILL The dri.ling plant of the Montana- Canadian company has been ordered, and it is expected that development work will he commenced within the next 30 days. This company's prop- erty is situated just across the line in Montana, and adjoins the 'section oil' which' the Segur-Sweotgrass is Malcolm. Gillis, postmaster o" Butte, is president of tlie com- psny, which-' is made up of a number of prominent capitalists of the cop- per including several officials of the 'Amalgamated Copper Co. John Reynolds, of Bakersfield, has made a survey of lands, iu the Sweet- grcss in the interests of a California syndicate, and it is understood that his report was of a favorable charac- ter. William Dalian of Medicine Hat, is at the h-'ad of thr Snydcr-Dahan syn- dicate .of Medicine Hat, and. Swift Current, and lias been in the Sweet- grass caimtry for the past two He is to have hold- ings upon which- it is proposed to do t xtcnsivc development work. Nairobi. British Kast Africa Protect- orate, via A siiiall German: -force- crossed the frontier' iiito British territory today, raiding the natuos calllc Thu -British E'ast African Protector- ate is a vast area'orncany squnro miies nhicli Is uallj T colony governed by the.Imperial authorities It has a.defence force of" thirty-four white officers and 1150" men of the King's Afrlcan.Kines, aiid a native po- lice 1735, men, Binder thirty: eight English officers; German East. Africa" bigger in area, haying square miles It amV police force of 261 Germans' a'nd''2472: native levies, but German, resi- dents. NEED Ottawa, Ont, Aug In presenting his financial, state- ment lor tiio fiscal tho liouso of Commons, Hon. AV-. T. White, minister of. finance, this afternoon, stated, 000 would be needed to f meet and Bother expendi- fiire's on capltr.'; account. To raise this amount certain arti- cles, such as green raw sugar, refined etc, on tho ftee list, uu subject to a ,tax: pected. Belgian atrategy will now be merged into the general plan of the allied arm lei. "The retrograde movement hi situation, not-mean feat." CLOSE TO WATERLOO London, Aug. fiO.-sThe says present indications that the great battle In Belgium, for which the scene fata been set and which Is now probably being wag- ed, will be decided on ground ex- tending in a great Beml-clrda from Dlest to Namur, curving by way of Quatrebras and Wavre, cloae to the historic field of Waterloo. BELGIANS RETIRE TO ANTWERP- Paris. Aug 20, 1015 a m of the Belgian re Ui-e in the direction of Antwerp, ac- cording to1 an official announcement moinlng, concerning tlie situation Nainnr tlie GettttaHs have attained the line between'Dihant. and -Neufchateau t fc Large, German1 forces to cross the :Ldego and Namur German, outposts have occupied Dyle. The retirement of the Belgans to- ward'Antwerp was a result of tlie Ger- man movement described above GERMANS ATTACK DIEST London, Aug. 20, 2.22 BruB.- sels dispatch 'to the Havas_ Agency says that the Germans again attached Diest on Wednesday afternoon. They appeared to have come back in force and bombarded town, whose ta- habitants fled In turror. .The Ger- man artillery also reported to bombarded Tirlemont. DRAWING NEAR BRUSSELS Brussels, via Londan, Aug. war evidently is rapidly drawing nearer this city. Already four, hospitals are filled with wounded soldiers. German aeroplanes have heen. seen scojiing above the city, after sundown. German cavalry is reported .'fre-, quentl} in the region on the farther sice cf the forest of Soagnes.r which- flanks this city. This forest is the' point from which the war is mbst likely to come, in the opinion 'of. manv here, a-nri a hfitwork of tfehch- es has hesn tlu'own up along" the woods Hie trenches are occupied by burghers and a ciul guards The forest of So ghes, which'is, to the southeast of in ths- direction Wavre, where severe nghtint, has reported Trilst reports hair been received of an engagement rear Charleroi It is ckimed. by the Belgians that Germans, were, killed in this .hattlc. GtlRMUNS LVfDR IIRLEMOXT The Germans'in strong force, most- 1} cavalry and artillen, lir- lemont' early this afternoon, (Tues- '1 lie big guns shelled tho place, the placed at attacking the panic-stricken shooting and sticlung them at ramlom .About five nijles trom '.the town two trains were made up and lully refugees got an ay feo swift and terrible had been the onslaught tlie Cteimaiiii that m tiic fltpl't for iiiEif lives, men, .women and children left evenihmfi behind Never sucb a, picture-of woe as-' that pre- febnle.1 by a composed of a uoman and five children, standing bewildered in th? square, crying as tioiigh their hearts would The Monian said shot my husband before my eyes and trampled Uvo of my chil- dren to death." The last glimpse of the refugees of tfrlemont snioke flamM: in different of tlie ;