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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 20, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta i-1 li. t' TUB LETHBBIDOB DAILT BiKAl.P Sbe letbbrteoe Iterate letfebrfoge, alberta DAILY AND 'WEEKLY SUBSCRIPTION RATES Daily, uolivorcd, per year..... Billy, by mail, Weekly, by mail, per year.... 3.00 126' TELEPHONES Business Office J224 JDditorial Office Buchanan Job" Torrancc Business Manager ____ THE WAR SITUATION With tie strict censorship and only the filtering in of news, it is dlffi'.iUlt to gauge the esact war as it stands at present. So far as the British and German fleets are con- cerned the latter appears to be safely under tie protection' of Wilhelms. haven and the Kiel canal, and is carrying out the Thm anticipated by stratssists, endeavor-Ins, Sy desul- tory fehtmg, to reduce the British feet, as far as possible, in units to its own strength. On land Germany appears to be in- tent on carrying out lier original plan ot ..ampRign to invest Paris. With tho move of the Belgians to Antwerp, looks as if a good part of north Belgium is occupied by Germany. Tiie advance on Brussels indicates -u the territory between, tiat citj and the frontier is in the hands of the Germans. "The allied. British and French arm- ies do not appear to have come in touch 'nth tha German army of the Heuse which must be In great lorce. Pro'iably they have anticipated Ger- main's plan of campaign, and awaiting .in the south ol Belgium for the concentrated inarch on Paris. prdoabh the b-g battle will tnka pai.o close to the frontiers be- tween France and Salsiiim if, as ap pears the Germans have in cutting oft the Belgian arrav -from the armies of the allies Prom nothing.definite being heard of any aporoack towards top relief ot the present position may be thiis A'llla has been relegated to the In- side of the American newspaper. Villa has been overlooked by Carran- za In the formation ot the new Mexl- _in cabinet again break, out in blotches on the front page of the American newspaper? Britain's fight with li't be staved off with 'honor, so nil sides united .in a solid front. But a civil war over Home Rule could be avoided, so the parties in the Mother Parliament did their nest to blame he -other fellow. Would that be good ogic! Japan's entry Into the world war next Sunday, which is considered in- evitable, will mean that practically all of Europe and the greater part of 4sla is embroiled in this war which las resolved itself into a light for the principles oE democratic government and the stability of the world. THE DURATION Or THE WAR Those who forecast that the pres ent s-ar u-US 'be over fay. the end of the jear cannot he Eaifi.io be too SM aaM-lo jtece a censi gutaeinUielr.espectatwns. Itlsoiffl- and wire3less stadtm8. Borden and Laurier Forget Party Principles and in Rousing Speeches Congrat- ulate Each Other in Stand Taken for Defense of Canada-War Budget of Will be Brought Down in House Today Lloyd's will bet even money that the war will be an. over by Dec. 31. They must figure that way German ships of trade are -being swept off the 'seas, the Kaiser soon starve.' We have heard too, in our younger days, of bad boys being starved into submission. Irrigation farmers who actually worked litigating thsir grain ara talk- ms about 25 bushels of -wheat at one dollar.per bushel and figuring up their wealth. 'What of the irrigation farmer who didn't consider it neces- sary to use the water he was paving for? Busy figuring ont a way te sbrve off the bank, we suppose? THE IfRLlY OF TflfflE P 'ICKED UP IN ASSING FOR THE BUSY MAN The Oddfellows ot Toronto hsvfr donated 41000 toward the hospital ship fund. Cuba is anticipating gaining several Millions through the'sale of har mgar crop. The United States has not yet do- liaeoTio censorship on cables call to realise how Germany can stand up against such powerful adversaries ES she has raised.. Bat, ?ven if her armies live np to their reputation, It is impossible to sse how .she can stand the financial and economic stra.n. i Wit1: all her ports blockaded by the British fleet all Germany's supplies from outside must necessarily be cut of; This, today, is the position, and the process of commercial strangula- tion has coniuienceJ. Great Britain can afford to play the game, and with her trade routes to India and the Atlantic, open, and her ships plying their normal .business on the Kfrih Sea to the Scandinavian peh- insii'i in the face of the enemy, she has tottiing to fear. Germany, it is true, can feed nine- tenths other population of sixty-five millions But in time of war, with all men bearing arms, the cultivat'oii of her fiBUls and the pro- gress of her industries must naturally receive an enormous stanuback. An authority refers to the crisis over the Agarir incident which arose some three years ago between Great Britain and Germany, and states that twice during that time the German sleek market and financial houses were on the verge of a stupendous col- lapse. The evi! of the present situa- tion, he puts it. Is in the complicated system of German credit. In the near ami far east German commercial Tiouses offer sis months' credit to people which British concerns not trust for a day. This is Ger- many's plan of securing all the com mercial expansion possible. "When money, consequent. on the war, drawn out from tho banks, the loans to traders will have to be called This will lead .to bankruptcy on the part of the traders, with the obliga-1 tion on the banks, with no money coiates iu, to suspend payments. Thus it will ibe seen that apart from contending against armies, and a powerful fleet, Germany other serious problems to face and the end, therefore; cannot be long. There is an overwhelming demand or -raccine since the enlistment of sotdiars began in Canada. The man who was shot and hilled uy a Montreal sentry-Jor dlsniwyinz military order has been ider.tiS2d as Antoine Notar. He was a vagrant. Ottawa, Ont, Aug. were few vacant seats in the Commons this afternoon, when the members assem- bled to listen to the debate on the ad dress. As soon as the doors were thrown onen the galleries commenced to fill rapidly, and in fifteen minutes were crowded to their capacity. Sir Robert Borden at once rose and tabled copies of the official documents which were read in the British House of Commons at the time of the declara- tion of war on the part ot Great Bri- im Sir Willrid Laurier pioposcd that papers should be printed Sir Robert Borden said that such was the intention ot the_govennnent, and, seconded by Sir George Foster, moved that the official documents as a ell as the spe-ih -Of Prime JUinister Asquith and the Secretary of State for War be printed for distribution. Dr. Michael ClsrS, Bed Deer, said that he had been considerably 1m- I pressed with the speech mode in the Imperial House b} Andrew Bonar Law, leader of the Opposition in the British House He suggested that it should also be printed. Pre-nier Bordea, in acceding to the -Eg-shon, said that he, too, bad baen wi'i the speech of Bonar As, under the British form of I Uoi-rnment, a leader or an opposition, a a certain sense, occupies an official o-ition, tl-re was no reason why Mr speech should not also be print- Financial Stttemsnl Thursday Hon W T. White then announced hat he would deliver his financial sternest on Thursday. Sir WHfrta inner said the opposition 'would "nave o objection, II the debate thereon as postponed until the following day o this Air. White agreed Predicts Defeat for Kalter ,ir Donald Sutherland, member for Oxford, in moving the address a reply to thr speech from the throne the defeat of the forces of the Kaiser, and the early estabLsn- n-nt of a German repubi-c Canada, e said, was much indebted to the lotherland and Canadians would pray hat before the war ended, the Canad- ans would be found fighting shoulder o shoulder -with, the forces of the clock, he greeted nilh applause and cheers, which came from all parts of He said that his ob- servations would be brief and few. "Speaking lor those sit around he said, "to all the measures pro- posed by the government Tie are pre- pared to give an immediate assent "We shall offer no criticism so long as there iS flanssr the front We mutt let the world knew that Canad lans all stand together, and that we all beltevf that Britain Is I" this war to civilization from the unbridled luit of conquest and power. Britain at Also "When Bnlsin it at war, Canada is at continued Sir Wilfrid: Referring to possible danger to Ga nadian ports and commerce Sir Wil- frid approved the action which has been taken- by the government to de- fend our coast Referring to the or- ganization ot the overseas forces, Sir Wilfrid said that upon this occasion Canadians are of one mind and one Leart He had always said that if Eng- land wero over in danger, it would be the duty ot Canada to assist England tuuaj In danger, and the war upon which she is engaged is a fight for freedom against oppression, for and The Rothschilds, famous bankers, lave doiisted for the fund which is Seiig raised for the relief of French families. Chicago is asking for Gen. Goeth- al's scheme to combat the boost in food prices. His plan Is in operation in the canal zone. R. G.' Dun reports that there were only three besbiess failures in Al- berta-for the ,teek ending August 13. The total for Canada during the same week was 45. Her Majesty the Queen has sent a framed'picture or H.R.H. the Prince of Wales to be hung over a cot in the Edinburgh Hospital for women and children. Japan says that, having licked the Russian ibear, they are quite content .now to, fight on his side. They can bcsr It.' "A certain liveliness" is apparent in the North Sea, says the official press bureau of the British .war ofllce. For ii definition of 'dellRntruliy vagus' commend us to the war ofllce bureau. The powers-that-bo down at Ottawa tabooed contentious politics In reply- ing to the speech from tho throne yesterday. Which, wo are, sorry to lay, Is jnore than some.members ol The first shipment of new grain from the west has arrived at Fort William. It graded Number 1 North ern and has been stored in the Thun der Bay elevator. A large haul, of rifles arid pistols was made by thieves in Hull, Ont 'A hardware store was entered and stripped of its entire stock of arms and ammunition. The carrying capacity of vessels sailing from England to America wil be taxed to its limit. It is estimated that will migrate within tb next 25 days. Gold from New York is coming int< Ottawa at the rate of a million dol day since the arrangemen whereby tho -Minister of Finance be- comes a trustee of the Bank of Eng laand. There is no beet sugar-on the mar ket .in Kansas City, according to report made by the commission to In vestlgate the price of foods. Tile in vestigation has already prevented a increase in the shipping rates on can ned goods to foialEn ports. The Toronto city council has let contract for the supplying ot of turbine pumps to an Ameri- can firm anfl thereby opened them- ___________________ THUB8DAY, AUGUST 2J.JJU TOE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES? LODGBTOOB or other valuables in one of theac boxes Finnvn utu Lethbridge Branch R. T. Brymner, o snoumer T. totherlaud, End other Overseas Do- linions. In closing, he said: "Let our response to the call of tie lotherland be immediate and suffi- ient." Lauda Laurier'i Truce f D O. I-esp'erance, In seconding the ddress to Tmncli, made conipHment- ry reference to the attitude taken by Ir in tie British Parlia- ment as well as to the action of Sir Wilfrid -Laurier In declaring: a truce o uariy strife in Canada. He warmly p-oved of the action of the govern- ment procsedir.s vith the orgsnlzation of -n erpeditlonnry force, and said hat in this crisis, the people of Que- bec could be relied upon to do their 'U y' Sir Wilfrid's Meseage When Sir Wilfrid Lanrler rose to ,peak at a few minutes to tour_o- HQWTOSTOP Sound A Well-Known Phytician. Men and women who suffer froni what they call Dyspepsia "adlSesUon inst Dlaln "stomach-trouble us- ly seek regular relief in the form selves to censure. supplying the same Canadian material ine of the food. Instead of a digest- ant being required, something should be taken to dissolve or neutralize this acidity, when normal digestion wui follow as a matter of course. This cmmatter is distinctly poisonous and unless it Is dissolved, digestion merely carries tho.mass of ferrncnt- ina food from the stomach to the in- testines, where its poison is absorbed by the blood and carried all over the "if'all the great army ot people who suffer after nearly every meal would make it a point to take a teaspoonful of Bisurated, Magnesia in a quarter glass of water after each meal, there would be no formation of acidity and consequently no distress or discom- fort acid, sreasy stomach, .heartburn, belching, bloating, etc. would then be a thing 'of the past "Bisurated Magnesia" is a physician s wrtHefiin.Ioit. It Is Inexpensive ana can be obtained at any drug store. It Is prepared for Just such trouble and the best proof of ita efficiency Is that It will stop the sharpest, biting stom- ach distress In five minutes from the time It enters the stomach, simply by r might against right. England In the Right England could have averted this war by sacrificing BCT allies, and allow- ing the Kaiser to put his booted heel on the people of Europe. But England would not do this, and today there is not a British snbject who is not proud- er than he .ever a British subject. "The daughters of the Empire stand beiide the Mother In this hour bfrlrou hie." declared Sir Wilfrid, "and their answer to Great Britain's call ln the clastic phrsse with vrtiich every Britisher answer: tne. caiF-of.-uaty 'Ready, Aye No Quarrel With German People Sir Wilfrid went on to say that Bri tain and Canada have no quarrel .with the German people. It was, true tha in the struggle to, constitutional lib- erty, the Germans have not made as much progres. as other .civilized. :na-. tions. and hail they done.so, ftis war would not have been posslblerr As the result of predict- ed the Genr.au pebrto, would make a determlnsd stand to put to des- potism and militarism, and for ever make it Impossible for a single indi- vidual to plunge millions, of men. into war. In closing, Sir Wilfrid predicted that the Empire would emerge from thle war with a new and fjrmor bond of pride of all-its citizens, and a living letson to other-nations. (Loud applause.) _ Premier Borden' Premier Borden was vociferously ap- plauded from both sides -when he rose to speak. He had listened; .he said, with the profoundest admiration to the patriotic speech made by Sir Wilfrid Laurier, and commended .highly his determination, declared" some' time past, to call a truce to 'patty strife in order that thsre should be.naity- of opinion and unity of effort .to do all which Canada found Tas In' her power to do. It Was Impossible; probably, for Canadians to realize the'tremendous responsibility laid upon" Sir Edward Jrey and Prime Minister Asquith, when the question of participation was being considered. With haggard faces and lips, they had announced their decision, and yet they must have been cheered with the thought tbat It wia for the lionor of Britain. Upholds Britain's No government ever sought harder to keep the peace of the irorld that had the government ol Great Britain From the time of the tint Hague con ference, Oreat Britain sought to induce other .nations 'abate- the awful increase of armaments. Time af ter time the British ,iiat shown itself to be desirous of bringing about such conditions; as would make for the peace of Impious Ultimatum After having read the documents he Oidnt Count "No man who reads those documents an fall to reach the conclusion that t was the deliberate intention of Ger- many, made jeto ago, to violate the treaty concerning the inviolability of Belgium, and thus create war. "Preparations for war inade _n the.ihBtaht They are made a long way ahead. Thd only answer "WtUch Britain conld give was that (he whole ibwer and resources of the JSmpire ihbnll be devoted to tho maintenance of the Independence of Belgium. In Sir Edward Grey: 'If Great Britain had dallied or delayed, would have covered with dishonor and shame.'" Premier Borden paid a trlbnte to the German people in Canada, wfto, he de- were among the befit citizens 11 the Dominion The German people heniselves were worthy of. admiration unfortunately, now. under tne dominance ot despotism.. He desired t to be known that the government bad ho doubt that those people, wbo were ajorn in Germany and Austrla- would be true to the land of-their adoption. It had, therefore, been decided that they should receive' every protection which the law could affonl. To any who desired to leave to fight against Britain, of course, the lav must be applied, out there were few of these. Preparation Sir Joseph Pope had been authoriz- ed early In the jear, said the Premier, to call a conference of deputy head's for the preparation ot a war book. containing directions for every offi- cial hose department'might be af- fected by an OutbreS: :f IT- meeting was held last Janeftry, under Sir Joseph Pope's chairmanship. co-operative scheme had been worked out lor use in case of emergency, and as a result'of the scheme, no time had been-lost occasion in entering have Private Monies to Loan on Improved City Property. STAFFORD STEWART REAL ESTATE, LOANS, INSURANCE STAFFORD BLOCK PHONE 458 LETH8RIDOE Into the necessary arrangements .with the'Imperial authorities. Eviiry de- tail was WDrtted out with precision. As a result of the outbreak of hostilities, the government had to take many ex- traordinary steps. 'Many of these would require the ratification of Par liament. l Defence POSITION OF SERVIAN AND AUSTRIAN ARMIES Servian army is holding out against the Austrian two points shown on the map EDINBURGH ON THE could not escape the conviction'tha there was a deliberate 'intention to force war upon Servia without regan to consequences, awful ai- they migh' s. "The mott withdraw tha most Impious ultimatum ever made by one nation upon anolhe been compelled to shut down owing to .'lack 8t-erdcre. ceding to these demindi'lny moit humiliating condition Mr Servia which could be Imagined." The Premier reviewed tlie ne gotlatlons for itcace which were- con tinned until, in the end, tho On the day war broke out two sub- marines were purchased and cre'ws secured. The Rainbow was re-cem- mlsEioned and manned, and great raise was due to those who went ith her to bring back the Algerine nd the Shearn-ater. (Cheers.) Under 1910 Act The Niobe was now almost r'eadyT hi. -weald be manned in part by the rew of the Shearwater and the Al- erine, and in part by British. naval eservists. She had considerable shting strength, and would be a for- ildable asset for the protection of raffle on the Atlantic. All these lings had been done under the Naval service' Act of 1910. The men who were going from Can- da were going as free men from a ree country to assist in the protection (the Empire. Already many more lad volunteered than Tfoiild be neces- ary for the force. The Prime Minis- er declared amid cheering, tbat it was the duty of Canada to see that hose who were left behind should be ared for. "We are giving of our we are proud to give Premier den declared, "but neither the people of Canada, nor the government of Ca- nada, must forget that there remalni a duty thereafter to cure for the de- lendents of. thoee who go." The Premier's announcement of the gift of flour was endorsed by the Commons by hearty applause. Ho de- clared that since the war broke out gifts great anfl small had been coming n from all parts to assist in. the cause. Prom every -part of the coun- ty had come unmistakaMe evidencet of the desire o! Canada to help the Mother country, and preserve the ties of'Empire. He paid high tribute to the.British Navy, which, two weeks after war bai broken out, had secured a silent vic- torj- OH the. seas, and had cleared i from obstacles to traffic. Recently, Sir iibiiurt declared, thi government had ottered to the gov ernment and people ot France to pro pare and maintain a hospital of f 1ft: beds In Purls for the dire.of the wounded, and Oreat .Britain had madi a similar otfcr. So far, however, ther had been no answer; but the Dominion was ready to implement the promlae. In conclusion, Sir Robert Borden elo- quently dwelt upon the present dut ot Canadians: To make every tffoi In the crlili to strive for their right Here is an extract from a letter re- ceived by a LetKbridge citizen from a friend who was .In Edinburgh prior to the declaration of war by Britain. It as .written on the memorable Fourth f AiigUBt, the date on which war Was eclared, and .gives some idea of the xcitemeni .which' prevailed at that ae: a'bolt.from the blue the Ger- jan Emperor has set all Europe in a onflagratlon. 'Declared war on Rus- a, likely Hol- and, too, since the two latter refuse o allow lils armies to reach France ia that way. Our Navy is mobilized nd now the Army. The Firth of Forth 8 closed. Wireless-In the hands of le government. Banks keeping up old, and a paper issue in circulation, 'o cypher telegrams go out or get In. ugar today is sixpence [12 cents] per ound. Owiag.to the cost ot petrol Throughout tht two hours and a half urtng 'which the debate lasted, there was not a single acrimonious or in- srmouioUB phrase by any speaker. Hon. W. T. 'White will announce his war budget of today. iv harmless, anil to bear up bravely under rtvtiw which, might come. The Premier's speech closed the de Britain would be in regard to the ifar. bate. there is not a taxi-cab br--a motor hiia on the street. People are cancelling their holidays. Never has there -been such a crisis in history. For the first time in the life of .Scotland papers, issued Sunday so great was the national anxiety, and sold as the churches dispersed at mid-day, in many cases the half-penny Cone cent] Dispatch was Issues came out ail day up to 3 p.m.. It is hot pos- sible to describe feeling in Edin- burgh, but I think It inust'be a great, deal worse in London, the centre. Any ship can be stopped by firing across her bows. Already thousands are out of work, for this is world-wide, and when our trade is dislocated then we must sit flown. The mills are idle in Lancashire, for want ol raw material, and our food supplies temporarily sus- pended. The reservists.are called out. and the territorials are being placed." M. L. Miller and O. H. Begener, gen- eral merchants, SHrlins, havei dissolv- ed partnership, Mr. Degener withdraw- ing entirely. Mr. Miller has taken over the sole direction ot the business. Know What' I Want For Breakfast CORN FLAKES Mother lets me hswe all! want of it. She says its good for me." s Nothing else like Kellogg's. Be sure of the signature. lOc at aU Grocers. ;