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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. i.i.i i i ALBERTA, FRIDAY, JULY 31, 1914 NUMBER 195 STATE OF WAR TOD AY DECLARED IN GERMANY Servians Check Advance of the Austrian Forces at Semendra Fighting NO ACTUALBATTLE NEWS I England Orders Booms Around All Her Harbors for Troops Ordered Mobilized London, July momentous announcement was made b> Premier Asqwth in the House of Commons toda) that Russia had proclaimed the general mobilization of her army and fleet, and in consequence martial law had been proclaimed in Germany and a general mobilization in Germany will follow. FRANCE-GERMANY COMMUNICATION CUT OFF London, July 31 Central News dispatch Irom Paris says telephonic communication between France and Germany has been interrupted since 4 o'clock this afternoon. RUSSIANS BLOW UP BORDER BRIDGE London, July 31 Central News dispatch from Berlin says> the Rutuuan troops today blew up the frontier railway bridge of the Warsaw-Vienna Railroad. BRITISH FLEET DESERTS WEI-HEtWEI Pekm, July British fleet today deserted Wei-Hi- Wea and sailed at mid-dnj with sealed orders, thus fulfilling its long standing orders. The British considered the place not worth defending WORLD WAR PRACTICALLY ADMITTED, London, July 31 announcement of the resumption of the "Conversations" at St. Petersburg and -Vienna came today at a moment win n pessimism had taken possession ol all Europe. The hope that might lead to a peaceable solution was grasped with desperation, but the news was 'offset the proclama- tion of martial law in Germany, which was regarded as a pre- liminary to the mobilization of German forces-lor war. ,Everjbut3jj then seemed to settle the news that the great powers to engage in a strug- gle -for supremacy. There was nothing to give the 'public hope that a general war might be averted. The piecautionary military and naval measure's taken by the British government are almost completed The prevailing public opinion is deteimmed that England must observe her un- written obligation lo assist France in her difficulties' with Ger- many, but a sniall body of Radicals continue to utter objections io England's imohmg hcrselt in the quarrels ol continental powers. Dispalcliei fioiit Nish, in Servia. and irom Vienna told ol encounters between Austrian and Servian troop's on the frontiers, bvii lUthcnhc details ol the fighting were lacking bS OF BOTCH Y O--------------------------------------.------------ DlSCRBDlirD A 11 II r XT All War News From Europe Censored Today duly, H seems certain It-hat -conflictf? 'between .the frontier guards of Austria, have (occurred, but 'military .men here po nt out that stones oi the fighting with heayy! losses .such as that said 1o Fotcha are ab- surd as it would hft impossible for It e in the time at their si osal to cross the Drma and ad- Tince miles within Austrian ternton It is also argued that the announcMr.ent that Austrian soldiers wercjon'the march. into Tia is practcallj incredible It is sal-fl that '.Austria cannot have 000 men 'on. the niovc in less than six ttlLI SUPPORT GREAT 'BHITAISr: LisV.on, Portugal, July The of iim i !todav rehi.fnded ;the nuhlic that the itreatv of Alliance between Portugal and (neat Britain Portugal furnish ten ..thousand troops to Lnjland ivhen She IB at war Page Winnipeg, Man., July Associated Press can- sorsUlp has been imposed on all news from Germany, Austria and Russia, and probably will be im- posed in France, Italy and Servia today. The British Foreign office hat requested correapondentc and newspapers to refrain from pu'b- lishing any news rdatirig to mili- tary act! vies. Official news from the continent may be authorize'd .by some of the continental governments'; but to what extent it is not possible to de- termine. The existing' censorship on the continent is greatly delay- Ing the transmission of such1 des- patches as are permitted to come through. OFFICIALS OF NEW C. P. R. DISTRICT AT LETHBRIDGE ARE ANNOUNCED The first train to be rieenatcbed cut W as C P R divlsloEal will leave the city tonight ,The despatchere from be here afternoon to take over their new ijuarters, afld all tho Hires will be In action tomorrow. Supsrtstsr.der.; WalUo s.ri.6J from Calftary afternoon, and took charge ot the new of ficen The cm' oflwr offlclali will be in their by the middle of next week, and LatbbrMie will be a full fledged divisional 1st Lethbridge tMonwi livlnonal headifuarterii ot Ithe C P R for this portion of Southern Alberta Pred Taylor of Calgary, will on on account of war tals instead of next weak, when the! regular mobilization had been called Icr. The forts on the harbor are be- ing manned in the event of an emer- gency. The Royal Canadian Regiment are away, will fce brought to- gether in this garrison if 'their ser- ices are required and should war really break out, the militia would be called, upcn to take their share of garrison duty. At ttu; dockyard there" arc tome evidences of activity, arid it is reported that the D. G. S. Can- ada might go on patrol dutj The Nipte is at the dock, but nearly alf; her officers and men gone -to! join the Rainbow at Vancouver. i The searchlights were in use off harbor last, night and the forts all manned ready for an emer- gency. The R. C. R. detachment, who were at Aldcrslint, wore recalled ycs- lerday afternoon and arrived here at an early hour this morning. One hundred of them in command of Cap- tain Coasting, bearded the Sjdnoj and left at seven o'clock 'to quell any disturbance that might, happen in Cape Breton among the several thcxisand- of Austrians, 'Rus- sians and other European races in- volved-in war, who are employed at Hie collieries and steel works there. Another detachment of men hoard cd the Dominion Government L im cr Stanley for Capso to Guard the cables. Nothing is being left undone ,to meet any emergency. Cotton Go Broke New York, N.Y., aim- pension of H. S. Pell Co., cotton, cof- fee and stockbrokers, woe announced on tho floor of the Cotton ai, today. GENERAL KROBATIN Austria's Jilinister for War, an im portant .figure in 'Europe at -present .Kiiropalkin. The War Today At a Glance STOCK MARKETS In practically ev- -sry large city in the world closed owing to. black conditions. RUSSIA and Austria-Hungary have re- sumed "conversations." GERMANY Intimates that she will not likely issue a mobilization order today. DESPERATE FIGHTING'alcng River Drina, both Austrians and Serv- ians loting heavily. SERVIA has checked Austrians at Serrrcndria Pass. THE EYES OF THE WORLD were 'turned today on Russia'and Ger- many again. The situation there far overshadows the actual fight- Ing. :A WINNIPEG private wire dispatch at 10 o'clock this morning said Germany had declared war on Russia. News agencies refused to confirm the dispatch. AT 11-O'CLOCK a Berlin dispatch to Reuter'i Agency. London., said a state of war had been declared in Germany. ALL HARBORS in the British Isles have bcnn closed by booms. ST. PETERSBURG, was in a State Of wildest excitement throughout the .night. FOTCHA battle reports of 1000 killed are discredited. GERMAN mobilization order all that is needed to precipitate world war. FRANCE has not yet issued mobiliza- tion Border. .3. BANK OF ENGLAND DOUBLED DISCOUNT RATE Londoiit -July Bank of England today increased its rate of discount to S per cent. from i per cent. MY LIBERAL B INVITED 10 ATTEND The Provincial Convention of Liherals'a! Calgary riext Wednesday will be ah important gathering. Every. can af.j-d i, Ould do Tne convention is open to every Liberal In the province Na dslsjstes are being named to the convention. At the convention If a vote ihould be required on any mat- ter each Federal riding will be entitled to ten votea to ba cait by ttiv persona named by those present from each constituency at the convention. TIE-UP FOR AUG. 1 Railways Repudiated Plan of Settlement Proposed by Federal Mediators MEN WILL DESERT THEIR CABS Chicago, July strike of 3J- .000 firemen and-engineers on 98 rail- loads i operating west of. Chicago has jhtcn set for Friday next, August it was officially announced toda) S Store, Grand Chief of 'the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, anrl-.'VV. S. Carter, presi- dent of the Brotherhood of Locomo- tive EngiuemGn and Firemen, declar- ed the order would be put into effect unless the Oeheral Managers' commit- tes of the railroads accepted the plan of settlement proposed by the Fed- eral Board of Mediation. In a signed statement Presidents Stone and Carter assorted -that af- the Ztfanagers' had in- voked the services of the Federal Board of JUe.iiatioii and Conciliation, the Managers' Committee had refused to accept the plan of settlement pro- posed ,'liy.the Federal mediators and 'thus the burden of rosponsihjlny of ahe strike must rest upon .the rail- roads. The three principal causes of the strike, according to the statement of Messrs- Stone and Carter, are The. manner in, which railroads repudiated arbitration agree- ments. ''The manner in which the Man- agers' Committee has excited the an- ger of the cngincmcn in the service by th'ir arbitrary actions. "Because the railroads seem deter- mined lo force flic employees to the mileage basis of pay without being willing to .adopt the hourly-basis of pay." London, .lulj' dispatch from Berlin to Renter's Agency says that a state of war has becii declared in Genhany. The "shite of-war" proclaimed in Germany means, in other words, martial law under which the military authorities lake charge of the situation in, conformity paragraphs of the constitution of-.the German Empire. The kingdom., of Bavaria; however, is excluded from operations ot today's proclamation, and will have to issue a similar decree if it desires to do so, as it is an independent kingdom. Today's proclamation was signed by the German Emperor as the King of Prussia. PRIVATE DISPATCH SAYS GERMANY HAS DECLARED WAR Winnipeg, Juh 31 wne to Chas E Lewis Co., iiom then Yoik correspondent, stated Germany has declar- ed war on Russia. This is not confirmed by Associated Press dispatches MARTIAL LAW THROUGHOUT GERMANY Beilm, Julj 31 decree proclaiming martial Jaw and the piombition of publication of news ot the movements of Germah, tioops and material issued todaj. J The pioclamation announces military measures on the fron- tieis, the ai med piotection oi the railroads and the restriction of lelegi dphic, postal and railroad lor military pur- poses GERMAN PATROL CROSSES FRENCH BORDER Pans, Juh mcnemenls on the German side oi; the iionhci actne today, and the'French, covering troops, sent out outposts. A Geiman patiol al one point actually crosbed the lionticr piobabh lo a mistake i GDRMANY NOR FRANCE MOBILIZING Berlin, July morning pass-; ed without a break in the heavy, .war- cloud over the European there was no relief to. the almost de- spairing certamtv existing m the German capital. Excitement cohtin-' ued to increase. It has i ecu bfiirerally expected that Former C. P. R. Superintendent Who Was Over 20 Years With That Road RELATIVES IN THIS CITY John Niblock, one known old timers in of Alherta, died he had taken up his residence, 'He was a servant 'ot the U. P. R. from 1S83 until his retirement a few years ago. lie began as Winnipeg, in Leaving Winnipeg in that trainmaster at year he Medical Health Officer DeVeber Hands Out Warning Statement was appointed to the divisional su- perintendtncy at Port Arthur for. the railway j and remained there un- lil 1RS7. In'the latter year he came to Altcrt-j, and received" the-appo'iht- i nii'nt