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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 28, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME vn. L.ETHBKIBGE. ALBERTA. TUESDAY, JULY 28, 1914 NUMBER 192 AUSTRIA SERVIA SirjEdward Greys Proposal for Mediation Met With Very Chilly Reception GIVE AUSTRIA AFREE HAND That is Germany's Answer-England's Land and Naval Forces Have Orders to be Ready for Instant Action TODAY'S WAR SITUATION IN TABLOID Austria masses troops on Servian iioiUier Germany oideis, coneentiatiou oi home Austria dcelaiei, that should SCIMB now accede 'o her demands, she would not !jc satisfied Germany reluins nplj to the Biilish pio- posal to settle the tiouble Scnian lahiilics Belgiadc Scniau troops tonccnIrate in fortified positions Austria makes, oUieuil notification oi decimation of wai King Peter ol Sen in declines he is loi war. Confirmation ot the wat dcclaiation icttncd in London powers promise to do all in powci in lotaluc war area. ACTtiAI, CAt'SE OF THB-WAll l fLohaonTJllljt. actual cause of Aunirla HungaW a decision to enter into hostile conflict with Seiua the reply b} the Balkan state to the note from Vienna demanding that Scrvja put a stop to the Pan Sen Ian nrooasanda on Austrian territoiy and also punisli'those Ser vlaiis indirectly, concerned In the as- sassination of ilie Archduke Francis Ferdinand. The lesponse ot Senfa cousid by the Foreign office in Vienna unsatisfactory, and in a semi-official communication, made public yester the Austro Hungaiian govern ment said that the reply was filled spirit of dishonesty. In the meantime- Sir'Edward Grey took the initiative: of requesting the European. Powers to their ambassadors in London to confer with a view to a peaceful solution of the Italy and France at once consented to join their efforts to those of Great Britain, but Germany and Austria re- fused, Germany supporting her ally in the contention, that it would he un- dignified for a great power liko Aus- tria.'to appear before a tribunal of ropean powers do "the same, status as the little ?alkah: nation. Austria-Hungary in the interval liad .proceeded rapidly with the mo- bilisation of "her great army. The en- tire .railroad, system was utilized for Ahc rilOTCmeat of troop trains, the was virtually mon. t opclized for government business and a strict imposed. Servia has'.also her forc- es and has the- garrison] of Befg'ratle, the .capital to the inter-' aor 'as the chief .city of the _country occupied a position too vulnerable to 'oc held.- Every war office and admiralty in Europe was occupied in preparations for eventualities, the smaller countries such Belgium ami itf erlitnil taiing precaution an measuYeB Then today came (he formal dc-, claration of ar Hungan GUR-UANV WOliLD LOCALIZE CONFLICT'' houeier, ib prepaicd to welcome any. further suggestions as to localizing the conflict, as they arc consistent Ulth her dutj 'to her ally The public in the German, capital nenoub toilav and alarm- ist rumors continued to circulate. The run on the savings -banks- in which the poorer classes deposit their, money was resumed this morning. As early as 5 o'clock there were long lines of depositors onlside the sav- ing hanks, and tlie pcon'e insist on having their' money regardless oi the reassuring statement' by the officials. GERMANY REFUSES BRITAIN'S G.O.OD..OEEI.CES. Berlin, July government Itoday returned reply to the British proposal for a con- of the ambassadors in -Lon- ot the European powers in an to bring about a .settlement of the Austro-Servla difficulty. In its communication Gerniany der Clares that it considers, the sugges- tion of Sir Edward Grey, thc.iBrit- ish foreign secretary, as well-meant and good in principle; but not feasible in practice and impossible to 'carry out. It says that it cannot he ex- pected that a great power having a dispute with a smaller neighbor will submit the matter to the decision of a European arcopagus. Far less can it lie hoped that two great powers will, submit to he summoned in the role of accused before such a tribun- al. Gc-rniany makes a counter sug- gestion, that negotiations for peace he conducted between the cabinets in- stead of by a conference. On (lie kit is Sit fcdw ud Biii.uii's MBiistu of Foreign Allans who if, making CM.IJI possible effort war be- Iween Aushia and buua On tl.t jt'thif'top is Emperor Futiu Joseph of Vustna Hunyai who is> den .Hiding sa'tisfac-j tion horn Seivia toi Ol. h.s oldtsl son, Fran? Fu'linand bj the On the riglit, below, is Empnoi Williampnt wliirts bUund Austria in ajjd who luis i (.fused Lugand's oftu to mediate the difficult! Reorganize, Elect New, Officers and Will Boost Principles-' in the Pass Austria's War Declaration AND MIS TRAINED ROOSTER WITp SELLS-PLOT Coleman, July Liberals ofj Coleman, the picnic town ot the; Pass, held an -enthusiastic reorgani-'1 zaticn nueling in the Res theatre. kst night when the following officers; i' Honorary Wilfrid Hqn-.-A. Siflon, Dr. nock, and Alex. Cameron, pio-: nccr of Coleman. j L. Ouimeltc. "Morrisoiij John A. Price, Oco. A. Clair, Win; Less. Ouimc-tte. 0. HcBurnoy. Executive Comir.iltse Steve Lc- oski, Harry Hill, Tony Pondeliek, p: Malleta, John A. Macdonald, Jos. Kubinac, Evan, Pavier, A. Lettal, Frank McDonald, Amic Mousty, E. Bisney and A. W. H. McLeod. Dele- gates wsre lippointed to tlic meeting of the central association -and aggres- sive plans were under way for active boosting of Liheralism in the PcSi. Indications are that Cole- man will be well represented at tlio .provincial at Calgary next week. Mrne. Caillaux Collapses in Court Once More Vienna, July declara- tion, of war was gazetted .here late this afternoon. The .text ts as fol- lows: "The Royal Government of Ser- ia not having replied in a satis- factory manner to the note remitt- ed" to It. by the Austro-Hungarian minister in Belgrade oh July 23, 1914, the Imperial and Royal Gov- ernment finds itself compelled to proceed 'itself to safeguard its rights and interests, and to have recourse for this purpose to force -of arms. Austria-Hungary consid- ers from this mo- tVient in a state of war with Berchthold, Minister of. Foreign Affairs of Opened Up the First Irrigation Ditch in the BuffaN Bill Country Austrian Government Sent Servia Formal Declaration of War Early This Morning KING OF SERVIA1S DEFIANT Says His Serbs Can Lick a_Million Hun- Calls on the Little Nations to Keep Their Distance Vienna, July notification of the declara- tion of war was sent to Servia today by the Austiian- Hungary government. DECLARATION OF WAR CONFIRMED IN LONDON London, July of the declaiation of war by Austria-Hungary on Servia came today al- most immediately aftei Germany and Austria had noti- fied Sir Edward Grey, the British Foreign Minister, ol then refusal to join in a mediation conference It is assumed here that the efforts of European na- tions will non be directed toward localizing the area of hostilities. KING PETER SAYS HE IS READY FOR WAR lu SUMI JuK .28 will ciush Austiia" With Ihnht ttoids Uini? Petq. oi Sinn pioclanncd luimelt uui cotjn'n loi i Lombil ind set at icst lumui-. that hi is ui4ing Puncc who scncd as Kcgcnt Joi a lo ML Id lo balllt cilling up ill lescrvcs" Petci "we shall be able lo put Ii ill a million men in llic litkl man is icsffivcd lo pcnsh in Hit ditch i ithct than Hicy counhj, -which has instuscn illci huiidicd-scai sol oppicssion to be ciushcd Scibs uc equal to i million Hungaiiaus, or (Jermans. THIS DISPATCH MUST BE MOSTLY HOT AIR London luh 28 ncwspipci dispilch Jiom Scmlm the -.iis Hit Stmm pirlmiicnt illti i piolongcd de- bale, is reported-to have accepted all the demands made b> Aus- tria-Hungary. "DOWN WITH SHOUT AUSTRIANS Vienna, July greatest patriotic dcmonsliations witnessed here occurred last night ami iodaj Cueat Huongs walked through tlii; slrecls ol' the ciipital, minghna uics of "Down with Servia" and "We want war. with Russia." His Wheat Crop at Iron Springs Took His Breath Three Feet High "Helena a dollar that ain't Hie real 'Buffalo Hill' "Gotcha called." The .only way to' prove it was to tes ths .gentleman biniself so' the winner of the bet called at the. Col- s private-car and obtained his autograph. Colonel Coiiy, the man who itmn'or- lal'.zcd the events in Ameri- can history, is in Lctlihridgc for the lirst time.. He was raised with the west, but be never bad occasion to c-rojis the'line into western Canadian territory before. Any others straying into these parts who have claimed title oi "Buffalo have been fakes. Probably the .topic that would in- terest inost of the attendants at the sh-.w "today, outside the small hoy, .is the fact" that Colonel Cody is an irrirator of- fame, ami his first cx- REFUSES OREYIS PROPOSAL Vienna, July was semi-offi- cially announced here today that Austria-Hungary had decided to .re- fuse Sir Edward Grey's proposal of an ambassadorial conference in Lon- d'.n. 'OVER-ESTIMATED The Militaer-Wechenblalt, the of- ficial military weekly newspaper, to- day prints a noteworthy article coiii- parin; the Austrc. -Hungarian anil Russian armies to the disadvantage of Ifca. latter. It says the. righting strength of the Russian army is i usually over-estimated and that num- hers done arc nr.t. decisive. More im- i nortant factors, it points out, are morals, higher leadership and arma- ment. writer says it may well be rcniKiirjcrod that in recent times 'I was actually afraid to go ontj and loak at my crop near Iron n I had not seen since it nut in f'i account of the stor- ies, of drought I hull heard, hut when 1 riu-h (i In Around, I'.could hardly mv The. wheat stood h'ch, and was headed out jnd well filled." Paris July Henrietta: Cailtait looked; worn and ,11 when, Ins of Ad- shc was conducted'todav. into the' who has a (me quarter section prisoner's enclosureof the Ciimiuil M''. Court'-, of the Palace of Justice foi tint tic fold in question will yield the eighth day's session of her trial' -it Icist Jj bushels to the acre. The or the 'murder of Gaston CalmelteyWI-'. "c giecn right down to the ditcr of Figaro. She shook hei id and the moisture ,s plcnti- .voarily and crouched on the pri-on "'1 "cu tllc "'cco >r's bench vith her face in hei I ground summer-fallowed last hands as Jlailrc Laliori, hn defciul I J an I lb or a crop i it greeted her. The piocccdngs nocsn I cam. anolliei diop t.ns suim- r, a speech bv I doiiard of'tiic attoinrjs rep siting the family of the niurdcrcd r'itbr. Madame Caillaux again uirt today anil .luilgc Alhancl sus- n'deil .the. mfl Mr Adams siw several fields 'Of criln th'it w i'c practically Inirned up but Ir is the man works the soil properly will get. 11 injii cu ji'iir, unless there is a tuctcsiioii of dry years. I watched the transformation from arid prairie to oasis with a great j Interest. Colonel Cody the liistiicL is a bonanza! farmer if lip will but use the' water available. "As scon .as 1 saw the stretches of in.fho dis- tan.fe, I knew that, we. were coming into an iirhated SKid. he, "and I was "glad of it. a farm- er ecu get water on his land when he ricMls it, with only a little work, need to spend his time in pray.'m; for rain' like the dry farmer, j aiiS he can devote just that much more time to his. land." !Coloncl Cody opened the first irrigation ditch in N'onraska, and it was due to his' aggression and en- ergy that the great Big Horn. Basin i country, a practical desert before the Water. Vas lurndd. ;i.ntn it, was placed linuer'thB ditch.- tlic Big Horii coin-' pi'ises about acres, all iiri- .watrer and producing .crops ;of eveVv' that basin was put'under .the Cpl- -made it pay the B'urliiig- the newspapers her? today received a desiatch snying that Russia had dc- flyrr.d war on Austria, but declined io print it as there was lio conlirma- ticn. v- (IKKMAN'Y oilDTOilS'i; CONCENTRATION Otr IfMSE'l''. Hcrlin. Julv German ad- miralty today ordered the concen- tration of the German fleet in h.omc waters. SERUA S COMPI KNCL NO GOOD NOW Vienna, The linpeual Austro-Hungarian .foreign office, de tonrnilroad to come in and now they have prepared dcscnLing the icgipn." In this, folder the.countrj Is called Ihc Buflalo Hill Country 1 "Buftnlo Bill1 among'other things, worked .as bull team driver for I I) I ullei b luothcr m Wjr. I oil r that'.the real 'DuUilo Hill dared today that even sllould S-irvia now comply with the demands Jcon tained in the Austrian the of ilie dual monarchy would not be satisfied. Officials at the, Min- istry stated that s rsplj had made it imposWit. fur Xustria-lIUn gary to adhere to Irr former poinl and compliance Sema uith the demands made on her .could no longer influence the course of action of-the Austro-Hungarian empire. AUSTRIA MASSI S ON' SERVIAN7 FROMITR Bsriin, July from the, Austrian border todaj state that the" transportation of eighth and ninth Avstrian army corps from Boznia tb ward the Servian frontlet began ses- tet-day and that there was BO other iraflic on the Bohemian railroad ex ce.t that of the troop trains The two iCorps..consist of battalions ol infsntry with a laige number of quick ic communication with Carlsbad and Marienbad was still o'p- en today, but only by one direct line tho Saxort frontier. The tcie- granhic ;servicc iMivci, Hpilm and was and mi some lines was completely interrupted, AUSTRIA WON'T ANNEX SEItVIA Apparently authentic reports clip,, assert that Russia has been given positive assurances that Aus- trWHimgary has no intention of nil- ig Servian teiritoij If true tlm It is thought heh) the efforts to localize the nai should it break out. RUMORS OF ACTIVE ENGAGEMENTS Tlius far. there has been no official confirmation of the reports of hoati1 Itles.between 'Austria and bin a i unibei of i umors e been iHibr lished Including one of the selrure of Son Ian ships can i Ing contraband by an Auatilan patrol on Ihc Dunubf. (Continued on 1) ;