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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 1914 NAUR FALLS TO SUFFER FIRST REVERSE Noted Belgian Pivotal Point in South Belgium, Taken After Two Days ol Hard Fall Back on Supporting Positions AN IMPORTANT GERMAN GAIN London, Aug. official war Infoimation bureau says: It is announced that Xainur has fallen. The abcne despatch as'indicated was filed in [London at 052 .o'clock-Monday afternoon and re teived in Sew York at 6.10 o'clock this (Tuesday mom nu; Its tionsmissioii was probably delayed by the tensors. Beyond the bare statement made late yesterday liilernoon that it was announced that Namtir had kallen, the official war information bureau has issued iioihino on the subject, -It is not yet known defi- j.ilelv hei e whether the fall refers to the town or the [foils, or both. REPORT E U b D TORTS FELL' Berlin 2o wireless toHlic lA-soffli 1'rtss by way ol Kaucn, tfrnun and Sanille, L. An oNicul anni ircument made public htr to-Uy that the city ot Na- l ur and f e of its forts have been ta ured b; the Germans. The bombardment of the other four lort- crntlii.es and their fall seems in m uni KAJIUK'REPORT I" 1 tfiLS UNIXG- I r Aug ri ntpf on 4he fall Isamur before HI: (Trains I he'-Tiroes says it on (i rahle iEiKtS tie si the gamble that it fc i hat have 5n o dnj ill require a deal of c >limtiu adds M 10TM IS I Dl HAD" Captain Corbett of Shearwater Will be Commander--Crew of 720 Men wtacS ATLANTIC-TRAFFIC SAFE 5 Ottawa, Naval department announces that When the Niobc is imt in commission-for active r Jtj i IJM u[ i Jlivu toirm ntns on tlic loss of the Ucl- service on September 1, sne will be in gi n til the Chronicle says :j command of the lhn s is decidedly __-, j war sjoon Algeririe, now in ad nu th t it the allies Mosses have- m M beau we yet sec belorc Esquimau. Two hundred 1 n, Ihc Germans marching in earn- men from the Algerine and Shear- psfj upt n I'iris j wat'2r are now on the Niohe, and the ".s'cmltr is a forirrss of groat full complement of 720 men for the siren., h 'i h itb defenders could cruiser i'.as now 'been made up. ]i s l h SGI oral months. We dtK The Nio'oe will probably be used to not imagine that it was taken by a I patrol the Gulf ot St. Lawrence ar.il null, r.lore probably a breach, e "ttheio in the lines ot the allies. I captain Truesdalc of the Shearwa- i used on them the alternative ofltcr, has been anabinted to a ahore a large force to be invested [command at Esquimau. Admiral in Nan ur or hdrawing from HlKingsmill left last night for the Pacific I const, to take clitiioC or nval defence lie blunt fac.t remains that in and ;0ok after the .of f lj frit class battle the French ti us, occupjmt, i secluded position j gapping conditions from Atlantic of silljular strength were driven out I rts are almost normal the Germans after not more than and no danger ,rom rovln Oer. days' fighting. This speaks vol-j ,Ber8 ,8 tearea, tor ,hn uniLS for the power of tnc German KIGHT AS AGAINST NAPOLEON "England and Russia must stuh- fcornly resolve that come what may 1o France they "will never surrender lo Germany, but will slick to her as It hey-stuck to Napoleon until they pull Germany .down. As Jong as we hold the sea, we cannot ourselves be vitally struck." Tliq Times military expert says it is too early to say tliat the line of', the Meus imistr lie abandoriC; is not "favorable south of Mezieres but the outlook the development o; tlifi'situation in the next few days it least. ANOTHER 78 VOLUNTEERS PASS TEST No definite word with regard to the movement of the second division of the Lethbridge contingent to go to the front, Jias heen received by Major Stewart, 'but it is expected that the corps of infantry now recruiting, will IB iyatchcd with legitimate a He' continues I leave on Thursday or Friday. The Overseas club Is busy making plans 'for another send-off, but these have "There aro reports that the -towns- people and" even the garrison of Na- not yet taken definite shape. Seventy- eight men have already passed the "fit people ana even me garrison 01 -----------------------J mur were less well disposed than the for service" test, and there are fifty men of Liege to offer a strenuous Citing to hear that they have si-stance ami so bring upon their ]bfie11 accepted. The total number en- town the punishment meted out so is heyond all expecta- Gcrmans to Liege. There Medical examinations arc being ly is some-slight feeling among Bel- maUe as fast as. the enlistments come >giaiis that they have not heen adc- thei'large majority of the appli- supported by the allies succeeded iti passing. 4hat they .have borne. Iho whole buunt AIany of the men have eorne in from of the war in -the. north, but points, the largest number (Continued on Page (from Macleod and Taber. BRITISH LOSS YESTERDAY 2000 London, Aug. As- (juitli niinoiuiucd in the House ol! Commons this afternoon that Field Marshall .Sir John French, coiiuriandcr-in-chief of the British expeditionary force on (lie continent, estimates the British loss inj-he battle in southwestern Belgium at DONTWOlffiY TOO MUCH Fierce Fighting Along Whole Belgian and French Frontier Today Marks Gigan- tic Struggle for Supremacy in First Heavy PARIS THE GERMAN OBJECTIVE Paris, Aug. following offi- cial announcement was made public here today: "The German offensive in the which was stopped yesterday, atijHkrs to 'have been resume tern The enemy, however, is being held back by a French army acting in conjunction with an English army and Belgian army. "The armies of the Allies surprised the enemy and drove back their advance detachment. The Al- lies have gone beyond'Malines. "The Belgian army came from Antwerp." II OF CAIIiO 10 FALL Austrian Commander Parleying for Terms of Allied Fleet Did it. VIENNA READY. FOR SIEGE John Bull (speaking to anx-ious relatives and you don't know just what's happening behind this wall, don't worry; I'm right on the job." Board of Railway Commission- ers Asked to Order Can- ceJa'ion Stopped The War Today At a Glance Th-s Belgian fortress of Namur has fallen Into German hands, according to an announcement made by the of- ficial press bureau In London. De- tails of the fighting around the fort- ress were not given, but the English newspapers regard the fall as inexpli- cable. .Berlin dispatches say five of the forts cf N.amur and the city itself have fallen and the capture of the re- maining four forts Is imminent, A reverse to the forces of the allies Lelhbridge Board of Trade .ill ap: peal to the Railway Commission aV; ainst the action of the C.P.R. in can-f5 admitted by. the English at.'i French newspapers, which say ly's news "is decidedly bad." While plainly -expressing disappointment at the failure 'af their forces, they cJc clare the retrograde movement to- ward the line of strong defensive works near the frontier has been car- ried out in good order. It is asutned allies are fall-- celling passenger trains Nos. 51.1 and 012 to Medicine Hat, cr. the ground that it reduces the service on-this line to the same basis as in 180S, when Lethbridge was little more than a Til- They complain that, having taken off the Spokane flier over the Crow ine, the taking off of the al'ternoon trains, makes the service only one- third of what it 'was a year ago. In iew of the population to -be served Lhis, they claim, is excessive. The following: messages were sent after a meeting yesterday to discuss the situation: "Chairman Railway Commission, "Ottawa: "Canadian Pacific Railway notify cancellation trains Five Eleven and Five Twelve, only day service connect-, np; between Lethbridgc and Medicine Hat, from September 1. This Board of Trade enters protest'with your com- mission, and requests your order ag- ainst cancellation. Recognizing ne- cessity reasonable economy, we made Home, Aug. .London 'despatch.-. ...to." -the "Corrierc. tItalia, from says -that the fortifications of Gat-' taro, the Austrian seaport' in niatia, on the Adriatic 'have' been completely destroyed and Aus- trian commander is now parleying for terms of surrr.nrier. The bombardment of Cattaro was conducted by a fleet of allies. CONFIRMED FROM MILAN Milan; via Paris, Aug. a. i.-rA News despatch from Cattaro 0 FRENCH WITHDRAW 'O MONTAGNB RIVER "In Lorraine, after of yesterday, the right of the French forces 'withdrew today to the River Montague, which is a continuation of the Metirthe, from Luueville to Nancy, "In AUace, Fench troops repulsed-a number of German attacks, directed against Colmar "The report of the re-capture of Mul- hausen by the Germans IB .without foundation, operations secondary importance u GERMANS CONCENTRATE. FOR MARCH ON PARIS Washington, D C Aug 35 con f centric advance of all the 'German armies toward Paris is probable. The Semois river Longwy, and the the theatre of im Alsace IB becoming of part pf the BelgianjFcench (frontier is in German hands, accord- ing to fa wifeless dispatch to the Ger man Embassy from its Foreign Office, received today via Sayville, Long Is- land. It says: German troops French troops, defeated facing- the them in a battle from August 17 to -21. Numer- ous ensigns, more thaa-150 guns and ten thousand prisoners have captured. Luneville has beea taken, the army of General Joffre broken up1' and is r.o more capable of action. The German Crown 'Prince's army has1-' says that all the fortifications, there have been destroyed by the allied! fled. The Ausinans tiiii not have chased the French west of Longwy. time before the attack to strow army of the Duke of Wuertem'- Send-off for Second Contingent Being Arranged for Thurs- day or Friday Again the call has. come from our dear old Motherland, calling on her sons overseas to come to her aid, and again our gallant volun- teers with the words, "Reahy, aye ready1: on their lips, ready and willing to shed the last drop of their blood in her defence, ready to do or die in the noble cause. The bugles are sounding o'er our fair Canada calling the assembly of her ealianl sons tu rise and hasten to ing back on their of defen-1 swell the ranks of those who are sive works, i-unning in a southeasterly direction by way o' Hirson, Mezieres, Montmedr, Verdun; St. MIsiel, Toul and Epinal, all of 'hich are strongly fortified, and are1 [fighting for the great cause of liber- ty, progress and freedom. "Today the British nation is under- going the greatest ordeal that it tias known for a century. Never, since the interspersed with smaller works, such j time of Napoleon has there been such as Velle, Geniyourt, Troyen, Lespar- j occasion and need for Britain's sous achci, Lianville, Gironvilte and Gouyvj staml shoulder, to shoulder to sous-les Cotes. Behind these lies an j light for those principles on which other strong line of fortifications our great Empire lias been founded. St. Quentin, in the north through- Present, c.vents. arc proving that the GuH 01 Cattaro with mil GREAT SERVIAN VICTORY London, Aug. Nish cor- respondent of Renter's Telegram Co. telegraphs as follows After the great victory by our army our forces are vigorously pur- suing the enemy along the whole of their front. The latter made no re- sistance, hut lied with the greatest haste. The enemy's casualties were enor- mous. According to information ob- tained up to the present, the twenty- first, the eleventh, the one hundred and second and the twenty-eighth regiments were completely wiped out. The commander of the twenty-eighth was captured. The commander of the of twenty-first division of infantry the- Landwehr was killed. Tbe Austrians destroyed our quay at Tekia. AUSTRIAN" CAPITAL IS THREATENED Paris, Aug. Pour- nier's Agency despatch from Rome says that an official message from Vienna states thai Emperor Francis Joseph has signed a decree ordering the capital to be put in at state of defence. Wounded are being brought in. berg, marching through Belgium, has crossed the river Semois, completely crushing the advancing French army. Numerous guns, ensigns, prisoners and several generals were captured. The German troops advancing West of the river Mouse toward Maubeuge defeat- ed an English cavalry brigade. "The river Semois, Longwy, and the greater part of the Belgian-French frontier are in German hands. "A concentric advance of all the German army towards Paris IB pro- bable." GERMAN BODY ATTACKS MALINBS London, Aug. 25, 4.45 dis- patch to the Times from. Ostend, sent today, says that thirty thousand Ger- mans are'attacking Malines, a Belgian city thirteen miles southeast of Ant- werp. Skirmishing is general in northwest Flanders., FIERCE FIGHTING OUTSIDE OSTEND London, Aug. 25, 3.15 dis- [patch from Osteiid to' the Evening News says there is fierce fighting be- tween the Belgian gendermerie and the German cavalry in the outskirts of the' Laon and Rheims, to the great en-' trenched camp at Icalons. newspapers dacla The English that both the arc determined to "fight to a whatever the outlook may be at pre- sent. >They say the possession of Na- Incr ra samo lnat il) the veins oi wbcii tiie famous Kuglum! this day ex- ans aj wag nm is i j.tm csigtcncc. no protest against recent cancellation mur will be vital for Germany, and of Soo Hue trains through which helped those connections but this added ..cancellation would mpin entirely unwarrantable curtailment of our service by GG per cent., and ghe the same service only as was ghen In 1898, when the population affected was one-tenth of present. "We recognize thai business is hot it its best, but we require reasonable travelling facilities. Railway may, eurely not take only business that is ilghly profitable and not be prepared now, like everybody else, to maintain, reasonable Loth- bridge Board of Trade." that it wns a fine stroke for the Ger- mans to have rushed ihc place under -wvcs of allied ether parts of Belgium fighting still And do not let us forget that the is still at the mast head for Ulie men arid women who slay at 1'ioino for-Various causes, they have a iluty to perform and no small one Cither. They have to help pay the piper, to their own burdens i progress, and a report from j jn.uel> and help otheis all they can. (Continued on Pago I The rich must show brotherhood to .-'___ rthoii poorci biethrcn The poor must feel that this is not a rich man's 'W. A. Buchanan, M.P., Ottawa: T'jease.soe our night letter to Rail-' way commissioners about cancellation that liber. U, justice and pro- gress are at stake in it and that the cause of Hrilain is the cause.cf of day service between Lethbridge and j an Britons. Ld us respect our- Mediclne Hhi and support It. Oatiari- irn Pacific uant to put back the qlock selves and respect others and let us show the world that a'true monarch- Cp'.lSOS, with the same, service we had jcal democracy can have dignity. eit, on 1'agc 4j. R MarnucK Travellers from Trieste state that the Austrians, concentrating for the defence of the latter, have been 'sent inland. All Austrian fleets have heen as- sembled in tlm Fasana canal at Pola. SERVIA FIIEI3 OF AUSTRIANS Nish, Servia, Aug. via London 2 p. troops re-occupied (Continued on Pace GREAT BATTLE IN HAINAULT London, Aug. 25, 3.16 dis- patch to the Express from Ostend says: "A great battle has teen in progress in the province of Hainault, on the southern frontier cf Belgium, since Friday evening. French and British (Continued on Page AUSTRIAN TROOPS MENACE ITALY Rome, via Pnris, Aug. Secloro says that notwithstanding.the. denials of 'the Austrian government, certain Austrian arc massing on the Italian frontier. The movements-.were discreet at first, hut orders from .Vicuna in (lie last 48 hours compelled precipitate effects of which were visible at Trent, where there is an incessant movement of troops. The paper adds that there arc also Aus- trian troops at Innsbruck. ;