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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 24, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. LETHBRIDGE, AUGUST U, 1914 NUMBER 215 BRITISH TROOPS IN FIRST ACTION IN BELGIUM Victory Complete After 6 Days' Fighting Along 30 Mile Front-Big German Loss GERMAN TROOPS IN ACTION Parli Ajfc official an- pert sayt: After a great victory, the Ser. are now ready to invade Austrian torriwryiC to the north of the river Save The Ruiilan lineion the German frrntier extend! from Tilsit to Invrrburg and The German populaMen 18 evacuating Wlllen- bjrg ninety one miles of Kaenlgebjfrg because of the ar- rival of Ruw'an forces from Po- land, which ail eady have penetrat- Miisldcrableidlstance toward The -RiitBiant occupied territory flfly miles wide on the Ge'man froitl-r After a oieat victorv the Serv-; have ?afe Austrian ter-> rito-y to the nortn of them. I nndtfn Ang des- patch lo the .frtnn. St.. llfrjs ilidt tire first gteit battle in it 1C eait of opera-1 been fought and won by the'] o NEW BRUNSWICK RECEIVER.OENERAL DIED YESTERDAY Robert re'ceiv- fir-general, died. yesterday af- ternoon after a' lingering .ill- ness of cancer of tnroat. He was fifty-seven years" old lie a member of the Lcfiis- lature from Ift05 to 1912, when he the DO- minion lie held-at the time of "liis Tn 3908 he into tile jrrovineial government, without iiortfolio, and ''bgcame; chair- fy man of the executive council.. On Feed to JDrought Districts Concern- eel are Defined OUR WAR GIFT Humans no- gained vie- of clrsperate i w, from winnlocg w, Ug gooj rn ifeer Edmonton AUl Aug _, jklean llls letllm JAPAN DECLARES BOMBARDING TSING TAU TODAY WAR BLW NEW THEATRE OF WAR IN THE ORIENT Showing Tsirig Tau, in Kaio Chau, the German .province In China, and other German possessions among the islands of the Pacific. GERMANS CLAIM WIN NEAR NEUFCHATEAU I, it -...-'that ir ingnnintt, -nUn Ihe correspondent continues. The LommnlLS !m nal, rttle5 iiont eUendea n-irly dO m, ks (or Aug. wireless lo tlie Associated Press from Nauen, Germany, lo Sayvillc, L. was made licre today that Hie German army commanded by Grand Duke AJbrccht of Wiirtcniberg has defeated u French army al Neufchateau. The Germans, according lo :this captured many guns, (lags and prisoners, including several-.Generals. German armies under Prince Riipprecht-of Bavaria, Crown Prince Frederick Wilhclm and Grand Duke Albrecht are yigor- ously pursuing the French. Tlie army.under Rupjjrcclit captured Ir0..guns and.Luneviilc, Blamoni and ,Cuv.y 'tliC' dc- partmenl of Meurtbe.) The army commanded by tlm> Grown Prince pursued the French beyond Longwy. Tlie Germans are west of the River "Ueuse and advancing against Maubeuge. They have defeated an Knglish brigade of cavalry. Declaration Made a Six O'clock Yesterday Afternoon! on )oh sides of the main, railway 3ue runninp irorr I jdtkuhneti, a on tlte Ru sian border west-.j r1 he fi Thursday, j T Jim the FUbsians attacked the Ger- of farmers in tlie districts affected b> drov.ght. The restricted the .arear as In the past fa o i. of thn vlh increased the Germans Anally land amis March 1 next. 3i ir three arm> corps engaged. OHB rates W1ll 01 ormvcnrps ,ha f.eed of any Kind. Mr. JIcLean conferrod .with-.Gener- al-Managei- Bury, Mr. Lang and other lliursdai 'the Cler- offieiala of the C.P.R.. and the rates in us attempted to turn the Russian appiy froni ciiin east to Walsh iUirt Though the aitack hero from Bassano from .StirlinE to fighting took place at Gum- "What We Hare We Hold" British Troops in Action All Day Sunday Near Mons London, Aug. official :burcau of information today gave out the i'ollowing.annouhcenienl: "British foi'-cos were engaged alt day Sunday and until after dark with the enemy in the neighborhood of Mons, Bel-, giuin.. They held their ground." _ conducted mth "the utmost vigor, the Ttte npl UaS frustrated by the i nverv and sUibbornness of -the Rus- troops on vying. Tlie Rus- SIAT5 tcaii tht opportunity, ottered by concentration of the Geitnans to 'jtfie north ward to 'direct a vigorous assault on centre whereby they, capturcil main guns ARiMlSTICE' REFUSED Friday" the Russian left wing prtss thiwaids and toward evening t4ie eremy out of their posi- tions. Tlie 'Germans 'then asked for an trrnistire thej nncht carry away ind This was re- fusei! DPGIDPD B SUNDAY .Ycsterdaj''' tlie-.'batllc was decided. Tne 'Germans hastilj retreated, pur- ed by the RtisMaiis The enemy's losses were licavj The Russians taptjied anJ Gcldth. Reports the Russians occupied In- seem to be omcial! This means that Tbisit, a town on the GO miles north Kboiiigflberg, bas'been out off from compiunication'MVith' Prussia. other "parts .of from Monday to Fri- Wav Gernnn regiment's of tin; field and Lindwchr regl- tnfmts. -toTalUng'about with COO Runs took pa) t fTRMVN I AST UtMY I-ater, the number was reinforced men. The Ger- man frrces callable in Cast Prussia besides the independent cavalry divi- sion are (hr atm> corps of the field totalling. men, with fHO fleW pjiOB qnd 180 Flowityers, besides n cons'ideiable humbor of guns. Tlw arm) coipjs arr the First, at at Posen the Seven- Jifth the at 'Breglau and thft iwcnticth, tcenth of ftt Decides these, there are and twcotyj Coutts, and from Stirling to Ffitemost, The C.Nr.R. branch-" from Alsaak to Hanna is also incliiderf.-and this com- pany and the G.T.P. will'deliver stuff from the north C.P.R. .at half rate. All feed has to be bought in Al- berta. Mr. McLean, who miiiistei of agriculture, has made good progress In buying oats for the provincial 'war gift to the British army. He. hap clos- ed for two hundred of oats now in elevators, and'this wilf be in Tilontreal within three weeks The balance of'tlie gift wil'l be bought when tile gnm is thresh cd. JFRANCE WILL DRIVE EVERY GERMAN OUT QF BELGIUM ABBREVIATED BATHING SUIT TO BE TABOO Dross reform has reached Loth- bridge at last. -But it has nothing to Gay about female contain- ed In u letter from the Women's Civic club to the City Commission.ers, and is aimed solely and. the members of the sterner sex. H asks that men and -boys, bathing at Hen- derson Lake, bo, required i the approved style of 1914 bathing suits for mon. The approved style in this case carries with, it-a skirt. The ;er baa been referred to the 'Police Commission. Landwchr brigades, totallihg men uith 3hO gun" liic Ger- man forces in 'the not counting Landstnim, 'arc'about 'half a mil- Men nun Ulh 1000 if eld yms and and a number ol siege N Paris, Aug. following official communication was made public today: "Despite the en- trance of Germans into Brussels, France is resolved to free the ter- ritory of its enemy, and she will not consider the task ed until every German been driven from Belgian soil. "The news of the occupation of Brussels ia sad to Frenchmen, even as it is to Belgians; Our ob- ligations have become only the more solemn, and our co-operation will become the greater. "The retreat of the Belgian .army was a manoeuvre to he ex- p.ectsd. It affects neither the worth nor the strength of the Bel- gian fighting force." AMERICAN WHEAT CANNOT GO TO GERMANY THROUGH HOLLAND London, Aug. a. "England may-rest assured that; come what may, Holland will noli her neutrality by im- properly supply goods to Her-, declares M, Trcuh, thc; Dutch Minister of Industry and Commerce, in an interview pub- lished by the Daily Telegraph. "We' arc gathering wheat only for our awn needs. The export from Holland of wheat is forbidden and there in consequently no possiqility of any country being supplied from this source! "With a. view to maintaining our own supply of wheat, we jiope .get cargoes from America, but, it will he iiccus-sary for each ship 1 to, .carry -papers proving conclu- sivcly vtliat the cargo is destined for Holland, a neutral country, and that it will not; be transfer- red' to another country." CARSON PLEADS FOR SECTIONAL PEACE London, Aug. Kdward Oar-1 son wrote as follows to a correspond- ent on Saturday: "At the present grave juncture in In- ternational affairs, only wlso course is to drop all controversial mat- ters and let all sections devote them- selves wholeheartedly to the support of the government in whatever meaa-, ures are thought essential for the sue cess of our arms at this NEW BRUNSWICK TO SEND CORPS OF 500 St.: John, ft.R, Aug. Col- onial government undertakes, like Ca- to pay all the expenses of arma- ment of 500 men offered to the iat authorities, including pay at on P. dollar pei dav hilc on service, and the Opposition party officially agrees to support the government In the nieflBuresMnlroduced at a spectal sea- tho Legislature, opening en SHANGHAI CABLE CUT; NEWS SCARCE Tokio, Aug. Yamile, In an extra edition today says that the bombardment of Tslng Tau by the Japanese fleet has com me ne- ed.j .This, message was, passed by the1" censor of the Navy depart- ment. London, Aug. news of Japanese' or German military op- erations in the Far East has reach- ed London since Japan's declara- tion of war upon Germany. According to the Japanese Em- bassy here, thosa who are looking for the occupation, of Kiao Chau almost simultaneously with the is- sue of the Japanese declaration of war, will be disappointed. The view IE expressed at the Embassy here that in order to avoid need- less loss of life, the operations against Kiao Chau will be more prolonged than otherwise would be the case. GERMANS DIDN'T ANSWER Tokio, Aug. time limit of Japan's ultimatum to Germany expired noon on Sunday, an answer having been received.. Shortly after on. the streets containing the news, and also a Reuter dispatch to the effect that the Kaiser bad ordered resistance to the Japanese effort to take Tsing Tauv DECLARATION ISSUED Washington, D.C., -Aug. Japanese Embassy here announced that a'state .of-war-has existed he- tween Japan and Germany since noon- today (Japanese time) and that a de- claration. war was issued at six p.m. JAP FLEET SAILED London, Aug. 23.T-A Tien Tsin dis- patch to the Central News says it. is reiJcrted that the Japanese fleet, ac- companied by a large number of. transports conveying troops, is near Kiao Chan, in readiness to begin oper- ations immediately the ultimatum ex- pires. The German warships and forts are prepared to offer tiie utmost re- sistance. JAPAN" CALM Tokio, Aug. p. animous approval of the war which is calmly :md Uis passion a ttrly discuss- ed summarizes the public opinion. The newspapers express regret ever the necessity of hostilities- with Ger- many ami. urge' the public "to refrain frum exhibiting resentment toward the Germans in Japan. They print messages ot cheer to the army and navy, who-they hope will be quickly victorious. An imperial messenger went to the. Shrines of ISSL- to inform the spirits of (he Im- perial ancestors of Japan's declara- tion of war. It is announced that a Hock nf white doves descended on the roof of 1 the Imperial sanctuary at the mom- cut of the. expiration of tlie ultima- tum to Germany and this unaccepted as an omen of speedy victory. The Ladies' Patriotic association, which 'has a membership of is send- ing to-thE volunteer nurses, comfort j packages for the soldiers, and will provide for Ute families of those who have been caltaii to the service. The Kcd Cross Society is equipping a hos- pital ship. j NO HBLI1 FROM AUSTRIA Washington, Aug. of' war between Japan and Austria was' removed today through the agreement j of Austria to dismantle her tlio Kaiijrin..Elizabeth, now at Tsing Tau. The Austrian ambassador had been preparing to "loavr Tokio when the Japanese government indicated its approval" of a suggestion for dis- mantling, the cruiser. Austria accept- ed the proposal and instructed the of- propcrly supplying goods to Ger- ambassador then let it ho he saw no ccvaslon to leave Japan. SHANGHAI CABLE CUT Tovio, .Aug. be- tween Japan and China has been scv orcd for hours. Kxccpl for the very meagre news that has from Now York, ihu entire .country is kept, in the dark regarding'.the, nrogfess..of.tho .war.In Europe; (Continued on Page Allied Armies Battling for Supremacy on Belgian Million Troops, Including British, En- -No Gain Yet for Either Army- Fight May Last the Whole Week London, Aug. 24. The great battle between the allied -forces of England and France against the bulk of the invading German army continued with no word as to whether a decisive result had been reached. Official information- given out in London states that the tisli forces were engaged all day yesterday with the enemy in the neighborhood of Mons, Belgium. The English held their. ground, according to an official statement. The conflict behvecii the allied forces and the Germans in Belgium extends along the complete 'line of contact, and the French embassy at London has received information that up :tb the present Ihc battle lias been without advantage to either side, Reports were in circulation iii todaj that the Germans have occupied Ihe unfortified town of Nancy, France. OHEAXY LOSSES ON BOTH SIDES Paris, Aug. "The general en-' gagement continues today is the wording of an 6f-; ficual comnninirartnn eiTen out ttus afternoon. A 'Already both sides suffered serious losses. BELGIANS STRIP ROAUS OK LOCOMOTIVES Paris, Aiig. a. ED Captured 4500 Prisoners and Many Guns-Austnans May Abandon Campaign BOSNIA MAKES TROUBLE Undine, Italj Vug Pans Aug. 24, p. Reports receiv- ed here from Vienna are to -the- ettect that the Austrians an; abcxit .-to aban- operations againut the Ser- 011 the Drina river in ordor to. hundred loconi'otives from rdads of Belgium were btought to Paris today to prevent their being used by the Germans A despatch to the Havas Agency' 'from Ostenti says that although the presence of Uhlans is reported in many the situation appears much better. Communication is being maintained as far as 15 miles northeast ot Brussels. traveller who tried to return to .Brussels1 got to Honibeck, nine miles north of. capital, whore he reports Belgian cav- alry had just annihilated a parcel of Uhlans, who were covering a passage of a body of German troops i to G-im- VIEHS _.. concentrate their forces against the Russian advances. The difficulties of the: ca.rnpaieiii berghen, a village 7 miles north..of redoubled against Ser via have troubles in Bosnia. SERBS. MAKE BIG CAPTURE Brussels. The traveller said that he saw the bodies of fifteen Ufalaus tlie railway station. Nish, Aug. via has issued a reply to the official communication on the-Austiro-Servian situation issued at Vienna. After -re- peating the many points of the Aus- trian notes, the Servian communica- tion, says In order to put matters their proper light the official press bureau has been authorized by 'the highest "authorities to issue -the following 'Tho Servian army captured from enemy in the engagement on the Drina, spoils which up to''the pres- ent include the following items Four thousand livo hundred prison- ers, 03 guns, 8 114 Cais- sons, three field 'three field am- and a medical column witfi supplies, M lieltl kitchens, 15 ammu- nition, provision and telegraph wa- gons, railroad trains, 'quantities of equipment, several strong boxes, AUSTRIAN'S MASS "ON- DRINTA- London, a. m. An Exchange Telegraph Co: despatch from Nish referring to the Servian 1 victory on the Drina, says that the Servian artillery sunk a number of GERMANS AGA.1N ATTACK MULHAUSEN Basel, Switzerland, Aug. Paris, al to rfr- ports received here from different' points in -upper Alsace, the German' 'troops are making another offensive movement; -against the French' army: occupying Mnlhniisen and environs. GERMAN SUCCESS IN1 SOUTH TRUE Paris, Aug. 24. An official an- nouncement made this afternoon says that Luneville, Amance and Dient- oiiard in the department of Meurthe- et-Moselle, have been occupied by ttie Germans. The French position otherwise has not been inc-iiiled. GERMANS MAKING ATTACK ON NAMUR- London, Aug. spatch received here "from Par's says that according' to official, announce- ment in the French capital the Ger- mans are making a great effort agaiiisl N'amur' which is resisting vig-, orcusly, .All the Liege, forts are still holding the enemy's bouts including eight out. transports carrying troops. The de- The entire Belgian army has been spatch says the Austrians are mass- concentrated at Ant- ing on the banks of-the Drina and-we preparing for a desperate attempt to lost ground. U.S. CLOSES GERMAN WIRELESS STATION Washington, D.C., Aug. a conference with Secretary Daniels to- day Secretary Kedfielil notified the German-owned wireless at Tiickcrton, N..T., that It is operating in violation of law. GERMANS IN AUSTRALIA. NATURALIZE London, Aug. 24, 4, cor- respondent of Renter's'. Telegrapii Co. at Melbourne states that nearly eight hundred Germans have been .natural- ized in Australia since August 1. The average monthly uatnrallia- tions, he says, Is fewer thfep GERMANS SAID TO HAVE 'TAKEN' 'NANCY Paris; Aug! ru- mor, is in circulation 'in PariS that, the GcrmariS have k occupied the ..iin- fprtified town of .Nancy. This however, lacks confirmation. Nancy is the capital of MucrMie-Et-! Moselle, of M6tz on the left bank of the River Muerthe.! it is.about 10 miles from'the Ger- man frontier. It is ane of the best arid finest built towns of France and has a population of over .Or (the ancient fortifications ot 'only the citadel nan been preserved, CONTACT ALONG THE LINE London, Aug. 24, 10.25 French Embativ this morning recalv- ed a telegram from the Minister of Affalra at Paris, stating tlkiit, on Page d, ;