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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. LETHHRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 1914 NUMBER 214 AilSTRlANS SUFFER LOSS OF KILLED AND WOUNDED Through Belgium is Due to Meet Allied Forces 1 1 'l _______ BELGIANS GUARD ANTWERP First Decisive Battle of War About to be Fighting in the Vosges Mountains in Alsace London, Aug. the (Jerrnans .bom- barding the forts of Kamur of their troops continuing to move we.sUvanl. a contact must soon be joined with the main allied forces. The Ger- man armv will then for the first time find Itself' ing its chiet opponents and a great battle which must an enormous .effect on the future the ai ill probably ebb and flow for several 'days bc- foic a decision is reached. Pans Mig 22 German ad- FORE DECKOFH S. DREADNOUGHT Tlie deck oC I-I.M.S. Dreadnought cleared for This is one of tho. largest battleships in the British navy and is now supposed to be in the North Sea.. ..She in 1906, has a displacement 6E li 100 tons and carries ten 12-inch guns. She was Austrian Retreat to Drina Accom- panied by Bloody Slaughter by Servian Soldiers PRISONERS TAKEN Austrian Naval Base, Pola, Prepares for Bombardment by Anglo-French Fleet Presses Forward London, Aug. to Central Jfews despatch from Koine, many'Austrians were drown- ed in their flight to the Drina river. The Servian'. artillery annihilatcd'the survivors. The correspond- ent says Austrians'were killed or wounded in the battle and. that. were taken prisoners. vance in Belgium is going on today apparently u itho'ut serious check.' Having taken Brussels, the troops of Emperor are forcing their way sVadily and npidly north and west Ihpj occupied Ghent and tec approaching Orugcb and Osteid They would ?ppear io be -endeavoring to overrun the whole northern and western Belgi' m coimtn the came time thtv would seem to be drawing closer to the .French iron- tier South-east of Brussels are in resting the fortified cilj 01 fsamm on. the Meuse It is reported from Antwerp that the Germans will not continue to tfc Bflves merely niilf marching through _ on how ever may tjc altered by ,fche attitude of the citv treasurer of Brussels who is quoted as saying he will never demanded hy the Ger- mans as a war tax BELGIAN-, ARMY MASSES Pans, 22 20 information made-.public today is to ifchi.1 effect tliafe the concentration, of before Antwerp been completed in good order. morals 61 the "Belgian troops has not item impaired GERMANS ENTER BRUSSELS A local paper describing, the entry of- the Germans into Brussels says a feature the manoeuvres was tho presence with the German forces of a .automobiles fitted with ma- chine guns Another ctnry published fcere is to the effect that two Belgian to the stirrups of horsemen, were obliged in this man- ner to acconpanj the cortege through "the citv The spectacle provoked "an amgty growl from the populace. -who were-threatened fcy.thc cavalrymen. On the .whole, however, the; people of Brussels self-possessed. GERiHNS GHENT V despatch to the llavas Agency from Bruges, Belgium, under date of Fndav The civil, buafl Ghent was dis- armed this morning. The Brussels cmc guard bent to Bruges and, Antwerp. j Tlie enemy occupied Most and Wet- today. It is feared that the ar- rival of-the Germans at Ghent is im- minent', Many" people are leaving the cily hy 'automobile and "carriages for Us- ,tend; ,T OCCUPY BRUSSELS Gets Part of Wh.ch is to be Spent in Civ c Improvements HOCKED DEBENTURES hile ihe aimies of destiuction sound their, bugle calls through the cities of Europe, tho army of construc- tion will go forward in Lethbridge. The commissioners of Lethbridge have the vision to see "Beybiid of the present into a future of prosperity Came From Antwerp Before War Broke Out-New Near Raymond TO BrREFlNED THERE One of the last vessels to leave Antwerp before the European varj flogs were loosed, carried pounds oi raw sugar- in her hold for Knight Sugar company, at Ra; mend. The sugar came from Ger- many, and doubtless would never have been cleared from port had the EVIDENTLY LtEGE HAS FALLEN TO. GERMANS London, sourc- es confirm' the -Unit- the Austrians lost men In the three figtiting on the river Drina. and that Genera'. Leman, the Belgian commander of. the forts oE Liege i a pn oier of the Ger rrans and en route for Cologne Hon. Dr. Beland Nowin Vpar Zone WitivBelgians and progress. They prefer the. laying j Kaiser known what the next few Lcnlen 22 a- Central News despatch from Ant- werp, forwarded today, says that it is reported .from-Brussels today, that assurances have hccn given by the German's that they will not continue or sewerg and water mains to the dig- ging of graves. The credit of this mun- icipality is good, bid debts are to be wiped out, aud iie'w worh Is to be done, even though the war hfie blanketed the 'world with financial' bllHousness. The city has. obtained a loan of from the sinking fund'com- mittee. Commissioner Grace gets of this and the Mayor feets 000, with which to pay' off old notes. In exchange for tbe sink- ing fund committee sets a typewritten interim bond 'for under the authority of the bylaws recently pass- ed by the burgesses. The -bonds are not sold. They are merely hypothe- cated to the sinking fund .committee at i discount, which amounts'to about interest on the the interim security bond worth 80. .When the bond market recovers, the city will ssue .the debentures and. sell them, but they are determined to get at east for them. Lethbridge bonds are worth- today abiiit SS, but they canhot'be so'id'for that. The sinking fund .committee have no j payments to make on debentures un- 'til 1937. The ihpney has, heretofore, been idle, and on ;the suggestion of the Mayor and commissioners, some .of it is now let out at good.intRrest, for the benfifit of the city at' large, and the staking fund in particular. No bonds will be issued at.the present time. hours would bring to pass. The tel" dodged all the rcconnottering cruisers in search of spoil, and dock ed safc-ly at Montreal. James E. El- j manager of the Knight Sugar! company, has received word that the I cargo is now snugly aboard a freight' train, and is being whisked across' the continent, Raymond bound. Sugar is the one article which the world needs at the pressrit time. H is almost worth its weight in gold, Au 22.-During the'ittet- and advanced another 70 cents :a hundred, locally; .yesterday. Uut the noon war discussion in the.House .of big shipment of raw sugar will not Commons yesterday the. interesting hring the price down, although the "announcement was made that DR. BELAND into the finished ar- provide work for unemploy-j ed. The duty on sugar has gone Dr. Beland, who was married Hon. this summer in Belgium, had been caught but the retail price' will not be.at-' in (ho war zone. He had tendered his fected here. Ordinarily the duty .is' sen ices to the Belgian government 40 cents a hundred, but the war ex-' as a mcdjcai doctor and is now at cise now. stands at But withal, sugar 'is cheaper in the front with the Belgian army. Commissioner. Grace will use hjs J10.000 on the work oullined in the bylaws recently; submitted. This in- cludes the completion' or the high pres- sure water system, -new intuke, and to occupy the capital, contenting laying of storm sewers. Work themselves with having marched Iw11' sot under way "at once, and every workman's record "will be looked up. Married men first, always, and only citteens of Letlibrldse will be employed. Union wages will prevail. Ithroiigh-tlK town. FRENCH. SITUATION Paris, Aug, Rousset, writing for the Pe- ItitTariesenc, says The situation is good. The slight set-hack" in Lorraine is unimportant. On the whole, the, German staff's plan 'pf 'invasion may be saM to havo lailed. They.sought to crush us with .lightning Wow, but it is we who will carry the war into tbe enemy's country, SAVED BY KAISER'S BUST France, tug 2S. Among the French wounded who have here is.a. soldier who lhas fighting in Lorraine He owes h i; life to a small bust of Emperor .Wlllitm which' IK'picked up in a yil- '.school and placed in his sack.i' A German -iiullet infiicieu oft ft slight nci'Jiul (Continued on page AUSTRIAN EYESIGHT BAD London. to the ITayas Agency from Rome, says that tho corresnon- dent of the Glorcala d'Halla at 4 fleet .engaged, in a violent ar- tillery combat imagin- ary fleet. According.to cor- the mistake was discovered only after a six- hours'. canna.nadc. LethLridgc than almost anywhere mi Hon.'Rodolphc Lcmlcux proposed Canada or the United States. recognize the bravery of hyc-iuipping a.hospital with Dr. llcland in charge. Hon. Win. Pugs- the Celtic she left that ley made a further proposal that port yesterday, the Kroonland' Canada make a grant of flour to Belgium. Both proposals were prom- ised consideration. (lish merchants are importing direct; I from New York, and liiOO were' carried 1330 tons. To he sweet is costlv these da vs. ITALY MOBILIZING ARMY London, Auff. Paris newspaper dec'iares today that; general mobilization in Italy. has been decided on, and 'will r be proclaimed in three or four days. ff 3, "HYADES" SUNK Washington, D.C., Aug. The American Consul-General nt.Rio Janeiro has reported the sinking of the British steamer Hyades by the German cruiser Dresden. Want Infantry Recruits This Time Recruiting at the local avmory; 602 Tenth street, to: the first in- fantry corps to leave Lethbridge, will proceed all (lay tomorrow. Patriotism, alone was responsible for toe enlistment, last nigbt, of twenty-five more men Tor the sec- ond Lethbridge contingent of the. overseas expeditionary forces. Be- tween the hour that tho Herald camo Out TV ith the call for more volunteers and dark, over a score of men found their way to the ar- mory on Tenth street, anxloits to he given a place'In the army Canadians who will battle for the r.iehta of the Empire. irajor Stewart Is. very well pleased 'ivith the response. He pointed .out again, that this tingerit' will be couiposed of in- fantrymen only. Il appears that some confusion existed as to the part the men would take, but they wi'il all he members or the in- fantry It Is expected that the party .will leave next week. Principal Hodgson, a former lieutenant in Htli Peterborough battery, Is .giving Instruction In infantry drill :to.'the recruits. ii. Ail the Business Cleared Up in Five.Days and Members Leave Tonight TODAY Ottawa, Ont., the House met this at eleven o'- clock, Speaker Sproule announced that prorogation will lake place at four o'- clock tliis afternoon.. The war session has lasted just five days, or about the time it usually takes Parliament to set- tic down to business. Provincial Gifts Sir Robert Harden made an official announcement as to the contributions made direct to the British government by the various provincial governments of Canada. >The government has offi- cial knowledge that Alberta'had offer- ed half a million bushels of oats, and that Nova Scotia had offered tons of coal. Official information had also reached the government that Bri- tish Columbia proposed to make a gift, the nature of which is not known. It had also been learned from the press that Quebec proposes to give four mil- lion pounds of cheese, and'the Pre- mier of Ontario had also announced that something would be done by that province. Five 'names were added to the list of directors of the Battle Field asso- ciation by the Commons today. The names added were Hon. T. Berthiaume, [3. R. Wood, Sir William Mullock, Hon. George Black, and J. L. K. Ross. The bill was passed. Replying .to a question by. A. A. Lean as lo war risks, Sir George K. Foster explained to the House the plan of the British government to provide war risk, to an amount of SO per cent, in excess of the .risks authorized by recognized marine associations, the details of 'which have already heen announced. He said that shipping con- ditions were rapidly becoming normal and that plenty of vessels were being loaded. Sr George added that the Bri- tish plan does not apply to the coast- .ng irade. Sir Robert Bonien assured Air. Car- vell that all contracts for food and sup plies would be let by tenders. A similar assurance in regard to supplies, for the military forces was given by Col., Sam Hughes yesterday. At the House ad- journed until four.o'clock, when pro- rogation takes place. Prorogation Address Honorable Gentlemen, of the Senate, Gentlemen of the House of Commons: I thank you for the prompt and ef- 'ective consideration which you have jiven to. measures necessary for as- suring the defence of the country, for conserving the interests of our people and for "inaintKihihg ttie integrity of tho Empire In the present emergency. I is my fervent hope .and my confi- dent anticipation that-these measures vill prove adequate in every .way for the great purposes which aro de- signed to" J (Continued on Jap Fleet Ready to Strike at Tsing Soldiers to Invest Kaio Chau GERMANY BLAMES ENG. Washington, D.C Aug 2" Japanese government today instructed its charge d'affaires in Berlin to leave there at 4 a.m. tomorrow, Berlin time, if an answer was not returned then by Germany to tho Japanese ultimatum. Baron Chinda asked Secretary Bryan to transmit through the Ameri- can Embassy at Berlin" a message to the Japanese charge d'affaires, giving him instructions in detail as ,to the course he is to pursue If no answer is returned by Germany. Jap Fleet Off to Battle Shanghai, China, Aug. ing to information obtained today from an official, fbut not Japanese' source, the tenth 'division of the anese army, consisting of lli.OOO men, went on board transports at Kokura last Friday. Furthermore, a Japanese battleship fleet, including the battle cruiser Kongo, has sailed to bombard Tsing Tau, the seaport of Kiao Chauj and cover the landing of .the first Jap: jiese forces of occouDatlon. The Japanese cruiser squadron from Port Arthur is patrolling between Korea and the Island of Formosa. A British cruiser from Hongkong passed here today, going north. What Does This Signify? Tokio, Aug. newspa- pers, that are sometimes officially in- spired, say that if Kiao.Chau is to be a prize of war, Japan may ob- liged to restore the German protector- to China. Restoration, they state, would be conditional on the peaceful transfer of Kiao Cliau to Japan by Germany. Berlin Angry at Britain Aug. dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Co. from Rome, says that, messages from Berlin, the Berlin press .is indignant at Great Britain's acceptance of Jap- anese support. The leading papers de- tContinued on Page Medicine Hat Sends Soldier I Boys to Front AUSTRIANS. FLBB Londwi, Aug. spatch to Reuter'n Telegram C6., from. St. Petersburg, sent under to- day's date, says After a- brilliant Servian rteitory .the. Austrians. fled toward the bridges of the Drina, pntmied by, Servians, who captured- rich and. a large number of priaoneti in- i eluding officers. They took'forty, guns most of thorn Howifcaers, horfies. am- munition and field hospital military which were abandoned by the Austrians in their'flights 1 GREAT BYTTLE EXPECTED Nishi-Serria, Aug. -has 'heen continuous fighting; along iM whole frontier for two days'withou't- anv change in the respective posi 'tions-oE the-Austrian and Senian armies It is officiary stated that a part of the Servian army has inyad ed successfully and that a great battle, with.an outcome favor- able to the. Servians, is expected. SIEGE OF POLA DUB .Rome via Aug. a. Gironale D'Italia prints a, despatch frcmi Pola, Aus'tria, saving, that conditions there are most grave. The correspondent adds The authorities hare issued notices] all the inhabitants to make food provision (or ninety days. Those unable to do so, must leave within 24 hours. This is due to the expected 'bombardment .hy the Anglo-French1, fleet. RUSSIAN-CAVALRY. BRILLIANT.'.. .London, Aug. a.K.SITIiS St.- Petersburg carrespomfcirt of Daily-Mail in a despatch dated Fri-' day Rays -According to inforniation from a high, source the retreat ot'the Ger-'. mans reported yesterday was marked by brilliant Russian cavalry exploits.'' Crack guard regiments hurled them- selves with irresistible-fury ont thV fee. The Third squadron of Guards captured a hostile battery. RUSSIAN ADVANCE PROGRESS-" INTG Aug. a. a St. Petersburg, the correspondent of the Renter's Tele- gram Co., .says that the Russian gen- eral both on Austria -and Germany is progressing without .in- terruption. A big cavalry engagement of northern army on Friday vere blow to Germans in East sia. An entire German battery was Captured. Aviators are throwing bombs on the German entrenchments and military .buildings. CAPTURE 60 GUNS Austrian army corps are en- gaged in the Austr'c-Servian theatre of war. They are wedged in the junc- tion of the Drina and Yadal rivers. In a battle of four days' duration, the Servians captured sixty Austrian guns. Mcdicins Mat, Aug.- of people thronged the streets close to the city hall' last night, when te city gave an official sendofi to 26 Medicine Hat volunteers for Canada's lirst .expeditionary iorce. Acting Mayor Uoyd presented each with a bill of large'denomination as. a token of pride and esteem from the citizens. The troop, train-dirt not ar- rive' til! after midnight, but him were at the depot; to cheer the boys off. Among tne contingent is W F. McAllister, city editor of the The stuff presented him with n gold watch. lie is u U, S. veteran and Is recommended for ser- geant.. RED DEER SOLDIERS LEAVE --Red Deer, members of the 85th Central Alberta, Light Horse left here for the front this morning. They were in charge of Major'Moore, LAST CALL! Aug. Germany and Austria-Hungary have called the Land-.' strum, their last reserve of troops to the colors. BRITISH ARMY RESERVES IN U. S. CA.LLED OUT Washington, D.C., Aug. ..Bri- tish army reservists -In the United States have been ordered to place themselves', at the orders of Knglisa1 officers in Oieir ;