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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 27, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME vn. .1 J' J LETHBRIDGE, ALBERT A.THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 1914 NUMBER 218 RUSSIA WE PUT 20, INMF1LD FAILS TO THE Invading Russian Armies Now Up to the German Defenses on Vistula in Eastern Part of Prussia Konigsberg and Boyenare Now Objectives of the Czar's Good Headway Against the Enemy St Petersburg, Aug to all accounts the Germans were taken by iurprile by the rapidity of the Ruiiian cavalry movements and the dish through the Mazur Lake district where five lines of defence were flanked. capture of Gumbinnen and Insterburg, the line which was Strongest, the Angerburg line was taken without fighting. The swift Russian movement, together with the crossing of the River Angerapp and the successful battle northward toward Neidenburg, seals the fa'te.of the centre fortifications. Fort Boyen IB how surrounded on all sides and passage through East Prussia is consequently quite open. THE KIND 1HE< KAISER'S FLEET AVOIDS RUSSIA'CAN PJDT. MEN IN FIELD 'London, Aiig. patch to the post from St Petersburg ;thc excellence of; the (Russian armj, and the inexhaustible of men to upon It says further '.Russia will no difficult) m finding men to complete the Tor.k begunjjv _its., trained fighting forces Moreover this is the first time in the memory of matt (the RUB fiian taken the-'fielg "-nUh adequate equipment, and a suffiuencj of snppllflS, under otflcers trained in the hard leaaon so thoroughly learned in th'e Japanese campaign The hlston of that campaign soldiers accom- plished when badh fed and equipped, tout'jinderthe-conditions of today, and lighting in a causo thej understand, is little wonder that the Russian BoVdter.-has .prove'd himself a match for..the Germans GERM AN-LINE (OF DEFENCE DEMORALIZED to the Rus- feian advance-is broken and demoraliz- ed Konigsberg w here three Ger Wan army taken refuge, is BOssituated it can easily 'be contained an-adequate force, while the rest of the passes oh into tin, interior of Germany, and it Is doubt- Gerniany has sufficient or- ganized" forces to oppose the Rus- Blabs' f 4B ED KOQD POISONED St Aug 26 via London, (Aug 27. 610 am Husaian army proclamation the use of food and forage abandoned bj the Germans 5n easf Prussia because of cases of poisoning fcmt.ii occurred at Eydtkuhnen, Gumblnnen and burp: (RUSSIANS REACH .VISTULA RIVER j New York, N.Y., Aug. Nic-! of the Russian gener-j staff, who is the military attache of Quick Ca5! From i Headquarters Sent Them Away Earlier Than was Expected THEY WERE GIVEN A ROUbING SEND-OFF One more of Southern Al- berta's loyal sons left tire city this afternoon for the front. The call from Colonel Cruikshanks came Major Stewart only this .morning, and this men were immediately notified; that they would be required to leave on llils afternoon's train. The news was rather sudden and gave'the members of the second Lethbridge division barely enough time to prepare for the long journey. Major Stewart accom- panied the contingent to Medicine Hat, i.yhere they were met by the Calgary division and the.boys from Medicine Hat, Major It. L. Boyle, of the 15th Light Horse will he in com- mand of the corps to Val Cartier. Colonel Cruikshanks is accompanying the Calgary forces to Medicine Hat, where a big. send-off will take-place. The Overseas club, which had plan- ned a rousing send-off to the' Leth- bridge lads, barely had time today to arrange for the necessities requir- ed Ivy the men oh the. trip, and the BACK, 'In Gallcii the enemy on August. 23 advanced their left to the line of Am- snuapol-Znmogtitt-Kainrow, while on their right the Austrlans are falling back before our advance On. the ev- of August I the Ruislans took Jarnoprl 'and itfen'gthened their poal- Ceatlnueil ou.I'age noon, preparing lunches lor the men. Those who. were accepted, arid who left this aftcrnipon are H. 13. A. Cdnybeare, G. .Crawford, G. Thomas, W. Carnhill, S. Clutterback, H. 'Seaman, Mirtdle- Abbey, ".A! Gillies; A. Black, J. Aubin, J. Dr'ysdalfi, M. Ed wards, A. Stevenson, Miller, A. the Russian geneiai staff at Washing- Daughters of the Umpire "were kept tor, Issued through the Russian con- 1 Imsy during the whole of the fore- BuJar agent in New York yesterday, the following communication, in which gave "further details of the advance of the "Russian armle? that are now In- Vading Germany and Austria-Hungary: 'In eaatern Prussia, on August 24, the. line of the 'Rfv'er Angerapp, al- though "fortified Tor1 defence, was ab- undoned'by the .enemy without an at- tempt 'to offer' resistance. Insterhurg and Angerburg ocuupied by the iRusslAh troops. The enemy has re- treated In great disorder, partly to- Konigsberfi parth to'wards Ras- 'Prom the front at Oftels- are Rradual- ly advancing, Hie enemy retiring to Ostero.1 and leaving several guns, ma- chln'e guns, ammunition wagons anfl DrisoneTs." "On 'the left bank of .the river Vistula; the enemy retired from the line' but further to the ibiilh this detachment, yet diitturb'eil h'y the Riissian advance, re- tained Lodz Petrokos ICornsk, Rang- Opatnff: XUSTRIANS ALSO French Looks For Victory in Coming Fight London, Aug. 27, 4.12 p.m. Premier Asquith announced in the House of Commons today that Field-Marshal Sir John French, commander of the British expeditionary forces, had re- ported" that he was yesterday engaged against superior German forces. The British troops fought splendidly, and General French considered the pros- pects in the impending battle satis- factory, Batcheler, T. Sh'antz, K: V. McKean, 11. Kolfe, P. Mills, A. Chafe, C. A. Clark, J. Bennett, K. Lain-5, C. Yotmg, A. Rosenroll, C. Ellyn, A. Hay tier, C. F. W. Earl, J. E.. Palmer, G. Leonards, H. Lamb, J., Dbody, ,J.' Penrose', G. I. Kinnunv Tt., Lawless, "E. Ritchie, G. Secord, W. H. Buchan- an, ,1. Church, W.- Fur- rie, A. F. 'Scott, B. V. Mullor, D. McRitchiej'F. Lay, E. P. Chapnelow, P. A. .Fautlcy, J. W, P.-P.- Naish L. H.: Brown, .J. W. Gilbert, John R. Lindsiv'. CENSORSHIP TOO STRICT. London, Aug. 27, 5.01 mil- itary correspondent of the Times com-1 nieiits upon the extreme secrety with which the British War Office 'is j shrouding, the movement of the'British army. He contrasts this attitude with the frankness of the French authori- ties in issuing jieriotlica'i summaries of the movements of their army, 'and says that it is to be feared the pre- sent policy is having an Hheffcul u'p'bii recruiting. H.M.S. MONARCH One of England's Dreadnoughts. The Monarch, a North Sea, built inJ9.12t.and is of "the'Orion: (Mass-. She carries teiY 13 5 inch guns, four 3 prs 16 ICP? three torPedo tubes The shows of the formidable lookirig guns Thirty One Leave Today to Join the SeLond Contingent of Canadian Forces FINE TYPE OF SOLDIERS WON'T TAKE TRAINS OFF Divisional Superintendent Walker of the C.P.R. announc- ed this afternoon that the or- der to take off passenger trains Nos. 511 and 512 had been countermanded. He stat- ed further that they would not be taken off so long as the MacleptI, Aug. call for volunteers has been -nobly responded to by the young men :of the town, and thirty-one have been accepted and for Leth- reyehue derived was sufficient to, keep them in operation. This satisfactorily disposes one question that has been agitating Lethbridge lately. Cv French Say the Fortress Was Evacuated and Roubaix Also Fall in Hands of the Germans French War Office Says Fight is Going 0. Line of Communi- cation Reported to be Weak London, Aug. Germans have occupied the French cities of Lille, Valenciennes .and Roubaix, according to a despatch from Oatendr Belgium, which passed through the hands of the censor at London. All thrift" cities are situated within a few miles of the Belgian frontier and Lille is strongly forti- fied. FRENCH WAR OFFICE IS SATISFIED Paris. Aug. official statement issued this afternoon events of yesterday in the region of the north have neither im- perilled nor modified the made in view of the future develop- ment of operations In the region between Vosges and.Nancy. Our troops continue to progress. 10 BOTTOM British Cruiser Sinks German Auxiliary Cruiser Kaiser Wilhelm Der Grosse GERMAN BOAT WAS: THREE TIMES LARGER bridge by the noon-train on Thurs- day. Tins makes over fifty of the residents of Maclcod that have left for the. front, an accomplishment oE which' the town may well feel pro.ud. The stamp of the men going repre- JAPANESE BLOCKADE OF PORT OF STARTED THIS MORNING' Aug. 27, 11.50 Admiral.Sadikichi Katb- from his flag, ship the battleship Suwo, sent a wire- less niessage'to Governor 'Meyer eck this, morning, declaring a blockade of the.leased territory of Kiao Chan. Later the .Japanese warships appear- ed outside the harbor and shelled n island off the coast, which was hot'OCCiiplod by the Germans, sent the best, .specimen1 of manhood in 'our western provinces, and there is no dct'Jbt but that they will give a account oi themselves when the j '-time arrives, hi addition to the men' enrolled a number of others made application after thejist bad are eagerly waiting for the next call. The Ust 'of names is given below James.A. Bavin, William George Avey, Joseph Grier, Sydney colni, H. J. Huxlable, W. M. Scou-l years Daniel! Mctfto, George Revcll, Samuel K.! Lewis, (five years Chas.! Kbrlright, 2nd Bat. Prince] of Stafford I-Iar-j Icy Thomson (two years JUh Argylc and Sutherland Harry A. Watson, I'. J. Roberts, Willis (Continued on Page BRITISH FLEET 'AT '6STEND New 'Paris cable to the .American, yesterday, "A telegram-' to La Prenza says that 'a- British'' fleet' con- sisting of two'brcadhoughts, two sub- marines and six tofpedo boat destroy- ers, has arrived off Raymond Made Her District Fair a Distinct Success No Outside Entries, and :W Money Stayed" Strictly Home-Belgians Feature (By Herald Staff Raymond, Aug. the Wea- ther clerk in the best of humor, a 100 per cent, perfect day to .bank en, the big Raymond fair concluded] today v-'itii anc .oi the liveliest pro grams .by a record 'breaking swarm of people. Raymond showed her faith in Southern Alhcrta by holding to the, original intention to have an eihjbi- tion of the district's In face of somewhat adverse oirciini- fitanccs, uo small amount of bravery .Vi'ijs ncvessary. The fair was a suc- To signal out the men who have worked 'P "s IjchaH, would mean to take the :Agricultural society as a .viholc anrl sav "well clone." But cVerybnc mnceiic lhat itaynibnd is hie stri Mith an ideal secretary. has doiie moie than work. 'lie h is prnr I He realised that to makefile fair a success, meant hard gundinp toll bubbling enthusiasm and optimisnii and lots of energy. These -Mr. Ursenbach has contributed unstinting! The' educational-'value of1'the fair alciic has '..borne friiit already. The greatest' industry' in the world .has an' Impetus in this1 district, 'in the .direction of a higher culture j of the land, and the attainment of the ibesb :in'. Consequently any'With the best interests'of agri- culture-j-in their -hearts will not grudge- the part they .have played in making'; the "19H Kayuioml fair dis- tinctly -pre-eminent on tlic pages bt local exhibition-history. on. page London, ug. 27, 4.12 Kaiser Wilhelm Groese lias been sunk off the west coast of Africaj by the British cruiser Highfli-sr. Ht. Hon. Winston .Spencer Churchill, r'irst Lord of the Admiralty, announc- ed the sinking or the Kaiser Wilhelm ler Grosse, in the House of Commons ,oday. He said: "The Admiralty has just received in- .elligence that the German armored cruiser Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse of tons, and armed with ten .4- nch guns, has been sunk by H.M.S. Highflier, off the west coast of Africa. This is the vessel 'which has been interfering with traffic between this country and the Cape, and is one of the very few German armerl auxiliary cruisers which succeeded in getting to sea. The survivors were landed be- fore the vessel sunk. The Highflier lost one killed and five wounded. AnotK-r German Cruiser Sunk Bei'iin, Aug. German cruis- er Magdeburg, entering the Finnish bay, ran aground after a Eight with forces, and was -blown up by ptafh. Most of the crew were saved. The sinking of the Kaiser "U'iihelm der Grosse removes yet another dan- ger to British commerce. The" sur- j render of German Togoland deprived i (his ship of her port of refuge. Her presence off the west coast df Africa was a "particular menace in view of the probability that British transports hulen with troops from India are pro- bably routed that 'way, rather than ithrougii 'the perilous canal. The Kaiser Wilhelm der an auxiliary cruiser of (the -German navy, and earned a subsidy, in peace times from the German admiralty..She was a 'Gernirtn-Ucyd liner, of tons, length 640 feel; beam ,66.feet and her indicated horsepower' of tons gave her an ocean- speed of 23 knots. She was built ,in and qn receiving news by wireless of the out- break 'of hostilities die' had only" to iift from her hold the 6-inch guns-ami smaller quick-firing giinfe 'with, which she ia armed, arm1! for which emplace- ments on deck are provided. H.M.S. Highflier second-class protected cruiser of tons, being 350 feet long luid 54 feet beam. She {Continued on Page SAY-; LILLE WAS ;Londoii, Aug.. Oetend cor- respondent of the London Daily. press in a published In Lon- don this morning, quoted a Belgian of- ficer to the effect that Keen de- cided last Monday not to defend; Lille, snd that Tuesday the Mayor pub- lished a proc'amation announcing of the French troqps, and the transformation of ihe place. _A11 the gendarmes were .disarmed, arid "taltcn to delucr the city, with all its rich factories, up to .the this officer.declared.1 QiV j Tuesday evening- all .the available treasure was VemoyeQ. Roubaix is five miles from the Bel- gian frontier, and- Lille and' Valenci- ennes ten miles from -the line. Rou- baix is five miles northeast oC Lille and Valenciennes ;is thirty' miles southeast of the same city.' Lille is Hie most important from a military of view. the first class, and the circle-or. lu forts is thirty miles. Recent dispatch- es from Paris said that Lille was held by French reserviiU.' Roubaix would appear not to be fortified. It is a manufacturing cen- tre. Valenciennes' also is a maniifac- turing centre, and is an important military noint. It has an arsenal and an extensive barracks. NAMUR FORTS REPORTED TAKEN A wireless despatch direct from Berr lin early today brought official an- nouncement that, all the forts' at Ka- mur had fallen .before the'Germans, 'who. had also captured Longwy. The army of the Crown Prince, it was add- ed, Jiuu repulsed a French attack, arid that Alsace was free of the enemy, ex- cept 'at noints eastward of.Kolmar. The War Office at Paris had been si- lent up to nearly noon. BELGIAN OPERATIONS A COMPLETE SUCCESS The Belgian operations were as- serted to have been completely suc- cessful in an official. statement that, came from Antwerp by way of Paris a little after midnight. Four Belgian divisions from Namur were said to have stopped the southward movement ot the German fourth division, after which ,the Belgians retired on the French line. FRENCH .OFFICE MAINTAINS SILENCE offi- cial communication concerning the progress of the war had been issued this morning up to a quarter .past eleven. The lack of news was gen- erally attributed to the.supposed inac- tion of the Germans, who were thought. to have 'been too hard hit to sustain a general advance., 'The French take their check in Bel- gium quietly, and seem to iiave gained confidence by the reinforcement of their ministry, as announced Mast night, as syell as the strong stand tak- m' by the French forces in Lorratntf. NAMUR FORTS, ARE STILL ON THE JOB .London, Aug; 27, 12.15, dis- patch to Telegraph Co, from Ostend, credits a Belgian officer with thfj statement that the r Namur forts are still holding; out, with the ex ceptlori of 'Marchoveletti! and, Cos- 'were by the, bombardment. 1 (Continued on Page "K ;