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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 26, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERT A, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST-26, 1914 NUMBER 217 SUPREME EFFORT TO STOP GERMANS AT FRONTIER Geological Survey Consid- ering Question of Lo- cating Wells in Southern Alberta OIL DEVELOPMENT HELPS IN WORK AWF U L SLAUGHTER London. Aug. despatch from Paris is the Reuter Telegram Co., says: The losses of the Austrlans in the battle of Drina continue to grow, according to telenrams from Nlsh. Servla. The latest estimate Is that ouf of Austrians engaiied .were killed, wounded and made prisoners. Seventy-five guns were captured. WILL GERMANY USE OSTEND AS BASE HARASSING BRITAIN Water on -the farms, particularly in the portion of Southern Al- berta, has always been a problem for the farmers to. struggle with, and lias more than once been considered by governments So far; _ little, if anything, has been'accomplished. there is hope now that "the -Dominion government may soon lake-a hand in helping to locate sup- plies; It is the custom in the United States for the Geological Survey to locate supplies in districts where wa- ter, is hard to find, and working on ithis knowledge A. Buchanan, M, P., -at the instigation of. President London, Aug. Dally Mall believes that the Germans will occupy Ostend for use later as a base of operations against England. "The G-srman move- ment against Ostend is of great importance, and is dictated pos- by naval as well as military says the paper. "Ostend Is only sixty-six miles off the British coast. If the Germans establish themselves there, and bring up heavy artillery, they may render it a dangerous base of op- erations against England. Airships acting from 'it could watch the Channet and the Thames and carry out raids against Great Bri- tain. From a naval standpoint, Ostend is well -equipped to serve as a refuge and harbor. If it were strongly held by land, several. German warships might attempt a dash thither from Wllhelmshaven and Heligoland. They could carry out a harassing warfare ag- ainst shipping in the Channel and await a favorable opportunity for disembarkation of expeditionary forces to the British Isles. Rainbow and Leipzig Close to Prince Rupert Ketchikan, Alaska, -.Aug: en route, to this port on board the Canadian Pacific freight steamer MarnochTf XV'Board Princess 1-na, consigns! lo the North brought the mattei to the attention Land Pock Co of ICetchikan, was afc seized the British government at of the Deputy Minister of Mines Ottawa .Following is the reply ceiycd Prince Rupert and is being t-lisrc, oh board the .British Ottawa, August 19, 1914. cruiser Rainbow Fishermen say the A.- Buchanan, Esq., M.P House. of CommonSj German cruiser "Leipzig is cruising afcoufc Dixon entrance, and within six- ty milas off Princr Rupert The Rrit- Dear my return to Ottn-''ish hospital ship Prince George came wa I find your letter of Julj 28th to this port jebterday and asked to leterrlng to by the Geological her tankb filled with fuel oil Survey- on water supply, We have had .the matter in Deputy Co'lector of Customs Dobbs, couver Island. refused to allow her to take any oil until he had communicated with Washington. Last night the Prince George was permitted to take 250 barrels. This amount, it was estimated, would put her tack in Prince Rupert, from which port she bad sailed. She had asked for 1700 barrels. The Canadian revenue cutter Eger- ia is at Culzer on Prince of Wales Island, seeking coal today. The belief that the''of! (northern British Columbia, is based on-reports of fishermen and'the ac- tivity of British ships north of Vau- mind' and somy years ago I tried to get tlio work started but could not secure the necessary men anil money. AH that we have been able to do direct- ly, so far, has been "a little on Mont- real Island, where tire staff of McGill University was available, and around Ottawa, where members of the sur- vey staff could spend a little spare J time. However, the work is simply a detailed application of geological facts and, thanks to the interest tak- oil and coal, we are now well started on a somewhat detailed study -of the geology of Southern Al- bcota. .are also., collecting legs of as many of the wqlls being drilled as we can secure Information about. There are a number of field assist- ants-.who he able to take charge of such work, consequently I hope in the hear future lo be in a position to undertake water supply work in Southern Alberta. While such work will not be so use- ful in Southern Alberta as in some districts; where artesian supplies are common, still I have no doubt that it will be of some assistance to the settlers and 1 am very glad to know J shall have your .support in our ef- forts to get such work under way. truly, (Sgd.) R. W. Brock. Canada Will Provide Men Recruiting Will Likely Continue for Full Period of the War Austria Tries To Reassure The Italians Ottawa, Aug. is staled that just as soon as the first army division leaves Val Cartier for service abroad, which will probably be about the end o! the first week in September, the work of recruiting a second contingent will begin. It, is believed that rc- cruitiDR will continue until one hundred thousand men have been provided and perhaps until the close of -tlifi war in order that the Canadian forces'at this front may be kept up to full strength. HIRAM WALKER'S GIFT. Hon. W. T. White, Minister of Finance, announcer, that Hiram WaU'cr and Sons, Limited, have donated the sum of fifty thousand dollars towards the general mili- tary and naval expenditure of the. government. GERMAN PRINCE KILLED Paris, Aug. 26, G.50 is offi- cially announced that a German Prince been killed in battle, and the ministry of war says it presumes that it was Prince Albert of Scales stein.Sonderburg-Gluchsburg. CITY DIDN'T CUT WEEDS; FINED 5 DOLLARS Weeds are a source oi, expense, these days. This not only applies to the variety which-the-war tax has made so, biit to the locally grown article. This was brought libmc yesterday, when before Inspector Lindsay and Dr. Pavers, tho city was mulcted London, Aug. reports the receipt by the Italian govern-, ment of a telegram from General Conrad, chief -of the Austrian, characterizing as absolutely without foundation. .the reports that Austria-Hungary has aggres- sive intentions against Italy. Tho, German Embassy at Rome, through the consuls in Italy, has advised all Americans in Italy to reuii-if lionie while communication 'between Kuropp, and the United States is possible. JAP ATTACK ONTSINGTAU HAS FAILED AMERICAN AMBASSADOR AT ANTWERP PROTESTS AGAJNST BOMB OUTRAGE London, Aug. 26, 12.38 News publishes a dispatch from Its Antwerp correspondent, saying; it Is reported there that tho American rn in inter to Belgium, Brand Whitlock, has sent an on ergot if; protest to the German government against tho hurl- Ing of bombs .into Antwerp from a Zep- pelin airsMp and costs for failing lo keep 'the weeds down in Henderson Park. So- licito.r Ball appeared for the cHy, and Mayor Hardie and Commissioner Grace were present during -ilic; hear- ing. The charge was laid by Weed Inspector King. PROVINCIAL- LEGISLATURE MEETS IN OCTOBER New York, N.Y., Aug. Jap- anese attack on Tsing Tan, the forti- fier! port cf the territory of Kiao Chau, has fai'Iecl, and the Japanese are pre- paring' for a siege, according to a. ca- ble message received here today hy Count, Von1 Bernatbrff, German Am- bassador to the United States, from Embassy at Pckin. Count Von Bcrnatorff said that the cable message contained no ,dotalls, but merely announced the failure of the Japanese attack the prepara- tion for a siege. The Information is undoubtedly cbrrectj lie said. HEARD HEAVY CANNONADING ON FINNISH COAST Stockholm, via London, Aug Albert Rngatroni, the Swedish'author and artist, who lives in Grissolhamin, on the Baltic, fifty-six miles, north of Stockholm, reports that ho, .heard heavy gun firing froin' the Finnish coast yesterday, Edmonton, Alta., Aug. Sifton nounces that the Legislative Assembly will be called to meet in Edmonton the second week in October. Six of Eight Forts Still Stand a Menace to Further German Advance BELGIANS LEAVE TOWN PROPER NEW SASKATCHEWAN. .JUDGES Saskatoon, Saslc., Aug. of the District Court jiidgeships, which have been vacant in Saskatchewan Tor some time have been filleri- C. P. Hell of Regina has been appointed judge of the District Court at Wynyard; ,J. O. Baldwin of Swift Current has ,been ap- pointed judge of the DIatrlct Court nt Klnderley, and Mr. Wylle of Muosimin has been appointed District CoWt judge at Eatevan. NEW London, H.B. Co. DIRECTOR AWB.- yesterday was elected the Hudson's Bay London, Par- is correspondent of the Times says I hat he met, few miles outside of tPhilippevlile, a.Belgian officer and Hie pay in aster-general of Xamur, v ao told of 'the citv of N'amur --c- cupied by the Germans. H has truii subjected to. a ..furious bombi.'d criii, the German fire ivas v 11 regulated that.the first fetv had silenced Fort-Marchovelctie -.he njrlheasl and t'ort Maim-pt "it the east. Fort Andby also s-UY-'j-'el and .was almost cot of .tction. The a lory continues The Germans, .entered tlie lown without encountering Tiueh :sl- diice. Fort at the -uUic.v.i. uf the town, and Fort Wcpioii, ihe opposite side of :the Meusc, tlie line of forts the north still reT bist In spits of prepara- tions itli v ire entanglements which was passed an elect ritMl ci r- icnt of volts, and ihe liberal use of broken glass, Naiiiur fell .ths hands (if the on .Sun- day- Jn Ihe face of a withering fire rypin the German mitrailkumis liie Pr-.-eh again entered the .nhappy n of Charieroi, and afier drove the Germans in across ithc Sambro river. The French cniru-d a city littered with by shell lire and devastated hy every in- strument of modern waiTaiL1, Outside a dilapidated inn ctuli! be sesn the figure of a (ierman cer, the head bowed over a basin of wa- ter, and the lather ts-f soar t'ry on the face. Me had been slnt v hi li- the act of washing. Anolhcr olficer lay across a table; I is lia.t'I jt: aloft a cofiee cup, which he was rais- ing to his lips when death lis unchanged. The. battle continues in the region of .Lunevillo and the French troops are said mating progress. A despatch from Antwerp sets forth, that all Qer- man troops are believed to have, left Brussels and that. the Belgians ex- pect to> re-occupy the city immediate- ly. This news, however, lacks confir- mation from any official source.. Fighting today continues -along .the whole first line of defense of thft al- lies from Meubeuge on the north, to Donon on the south, a battle line of 200 miles. The British position is near Mons. BRITISH ARMY AT GRIPS WITH ENUJMY 'London, Aug." US, 4.30 .last the British Array iB at grips with the says the Ostend Torres- pondent of the Daily- Mail. "The troops advanced to battle po- sitions at three o'clock in the morn-, ing. At four o'clock eight German aeroplanes appeared, whereupon .a. British aeroplanes root like birds to drive them away. "Then the artillery began to talk, .nd. the air became thick with cannon powder. The great battle had begun. 'Forward went the infantry. Rifle fire and Maxim fire added to the Doom of the big guns. Sunrise mingl- ed with the glow of burning forests and the flash of guns. "This was on Monday. The battle continued Tuesday, and probably will continue for several days, .either alone, or merging with the battles on the left and right. "The great battle, which is now in full swing along the .French, British and Belgian line, is really a series of linked battles, forming what may well ae the decisive engagement in western Europe. is a supreme effort on the part of Germany to. break Into France; an effort which, if stopped, must mean disaster to the three-quarters oC a mil- lion German soldiers. '.'There .seem to be no soldiers left to guard the German line of communi- cation.; All is being hazarded In the success cr failure- of this blow. The German advance has been rapid and steady. Their columns have advanced twenty miles a day since they reached Brussels." BRITISH STOOD OFF SIX GERMAN ATTACKS Paris, Aug. to Englishmen arriving from Mons, British army was attacked six tinies by six different- bodies of Germans, and beat them all off. They estimate tho English casualties at two thous- and. They report {hat the allies.made a. hetacomb of me Germans noar'Mons. Certain parts of the field, they declare, were covered doad piled so high that tho Turcbs, tho French Af rican troops, had difficulty in getting on Pago 4) ;