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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 28, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 1914 NUMBER 219 SITUATION IN NORTHEASTERN FRANCE IS VERY CRITICAL More ArinleS About to In- vade Prussia to Cross the Vistula Toward Berlin 28 p m Dsnobichln, ..Russiii military attache is by ion. "Our second coips in Ihc .'fourth division bore the brunt of all ick, VIC10RY Loudoii, Aug. 35 Is aiuiomieed tlia called on the Herald asking lit gesticn he made public. One deputa- tion from Ihe south side, and the names of several young men de-j IS! Ifil London, Aug. 28, 3.15 Chronicle, commenting on the "war's says: "Since the great disaster which befall' the allies in Belgium, si- lence ever has been imposed by the censorship. 'From a. mesa.age sent out twen- ty-four hours ago by the French showing fighting-on the line between Cam bra! and Le Cateau, it apparent that the French have been driven back past- their :Iine of frontier :fort- rests to a point twenty miles be- hind that line. PARIS IN "There is no longer'any serious fortified -obstacles between the German main .T Under the circumstances, it It not surprising "that the Frenrh ministry has resigned, and con stituted Uself as a commltteeAoff, public safety j "Meanwhile, as If a siege "of Paris was now looming foremost in their first step has to aopotnt a general In sup reme'1 command of-Paris "and its _ troops.' PROGRESS OF BATTfcB TODAY' VEILED London, Aug. readied London tcday concerning the tr nil of even Is-on any part of the battle line-where fighting is in pro- gress. Interest, -intense, for-it is felt that the engagement going.' on now must have a great influence oh the fate of Paris! Silence also veils the progress of events in east Prus- sia and Galicia. RUSSIANS Ten million Russian soldiers Iiavfe been enrolled, under, the standard of Emperor Nicholas, according to the staff officers ol the Russian army who have arrived liere from St. Peters- burg. At sea. also Russia seems to te v.raking up. .The sinking, of thB German cruiser reported yesterday, is hailed here HS ii'rit and as showing that the'Russian sirous to commence actiie is no 16ngcr bottled up in the articles-about the French War Office j a portion of our salaries to have .been attracting a great deal of j-eneral treasury of the city, "nothing "We are willing to take all.the city the'training were mentioned. A" few GuH of Finland as has been report- attention. KING GEORGE TO KING ALBERT London, Aug. Antwerp dis- patch to Renter's Telegraph Co. says that Kins Albert of Belgium has re- coiled -the -following message from king''Geovge: "I am shocked to hear of the danger you have run from the can pay in cash, and the balance in itotts, but we will not suiter any decrease in salary otherwise. Not one of the commissioners will admit he is overpaid, and my opinion is that we are earning all we get. We liaie an underpaid and a' staff j delinquent in numbers, so that a throwing I hope that the in nuiiiura, MJ a the children have not suf- lar-c share of the work, that m good Quebh ana the children have not suf- fered.' I BTO following with great ad- miration tne great deeds of your bravo BULLETIN Valcartier, Que., Aug. Pie. Encbr.s, of the Calgary reg- me'nt. s.iiicided today by cutting ..'hjs, throat following despon- dency. 'CANADIAN SOLDIER SHOT Highlander .Found on -Soulanget Canal Montreal, Que., Aug. Betts, private in the Fifth Royal Highlanders, was found shot ito lied men but-thev said ,tbcy .were willing to work hard .to" prepare for a possible emergency The Herald promised--, to take matter up u'ilh Major Stewart, .and the proposal is being duly laid he- fore him so that anything that may be done will he under the direction of the military authorities. There are a duly qualb (led instructors in the'city, and there cities arc (ioing now. econ> last year, nnti started in this. to hoc all unnecessary cxpendi-j iound- turc. The members oi our staff, from top to bottom are getting less now than those in other cities will he getting after their reductions Ml! is no doubt that the.nucleus of this ycarJLelhbridgc battalion could easily be made, anil they arc ridiculously un- der paid, so that the comiiiissionrrs not'feel that' any further reduc- tions can: jmade, but they them- selves arc nnd willing to do- Tiate to a general war .fund for the relief women and children." -So said the chief-.magistrate., speaking for air ot-'llio'commissioners. No de- finite action lias taken, and any move will await .the commencement of a GERMANS .ATTACK BELGIAN CONGO Paris; Aug. 2S, 12.40 Havas Agency dispatch says that .Libreville, in the 'Belgian Congo, has been at- tacked .by ..German troops. The Bel- gian administration, In accord -with Great has': takers defensive measures, and has .informed Great Britain and the Drench government of its action.' LtbroviHo has a population of ot which 130'are whiie. HALIFAX FlPh Halifax, N.S., Aug.- Parker Co.'e building was burned to the ground last night. There-was only; Insurance. The loss will great- ly exceed that amount. BRITISH LAND ..MARINES. AT OSTEND New Yo-rk, Aug. agency says: Great Britain has sent sea forces to aid the. Bel- glans to prevent the Germans from establishing.a .base at Os- tend, which they may liar- ass the shores of England. Win- stbii Spencer Churcbil'l, first lord of the Admirauv, an nounced in pavllan eat this af ternoon that a largo force of uKoyal Marines had .beeii 'landed and are occupying that .city and the surrounding districts. London, Aug- situation :lri northeastern France has now become exceedingly critical, .and little inform- ation is likely to reach us until an- other battle lias been fought. Gei> many has drawn up corps after corps through Belgium, where their com-, inunications are secure, arid'the allies are falling back. It is greatly to be feared that the French did not tratc tiie German strategic'plan, and that troops have been diverted to use- less offence in the. Alsace-Lorraine borders, which should have, been else- The fate of the lost provinc- es and of niucli else wou'd-bo decided not on their.own soil, but by Germans who are how contending, ipossibly, oh tbe line of Arras, Carobrai arid cateau, Good Defence Must-be. Made There are no. fortifications here.-b'ut on this1 line, or' further on the rcrtr, field 'eritre'nchmeuts have.-biien piepared and a good defence should he made. But the Germans ai-o mov ing veiv rapidlv theti mobility is GUI piiEing and it Is attained largelj by the use "of motor vehicles, some" of them carrying guns, and rapid service carrying men .to positions tar j advanced. From the very beginning of the cam- paign they have tniown their uhole I weight on the allied left ulng and can be little doubt that ill endeavor to practice the egy In the new situation Thus it IB that such critical import attaches to the battle which has now begun If the Germans should be able to strtt e smith between Amiens and the sea, they would get astride our communlca tlons and by danfier of this kind m possibly cause further retirement. {Continued on j ;