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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 31, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta FOUtt THE LETHBRIDGE" DAJLY HERALD at, She Ibecalb Hlbcrta DAILY AND WEEKLY SUBSCRIPTION RATES Dally, delivered jjer year Dally, br mall, per year Weekly, by mail, per year.... 3.00 1-00 TELEPHONES Business Office Office W. A. Buchanan John Torrance Managing Director Business Manager TWELVE WEEKS OF WAR Twelve weeks ago this evening the occurred In- the post week, which wci'o confirmed In .tlio reports pub Hshotl yesterday. The German rale on. the French channel ports, thanks to the unity of the Allies, has signally failed, and Russia has broken Austro- Germau power in the eastern theatre so that it is doubtful if the enemy will be nblc to make a stand until Russia is enabled to Invade Germany and liiingury proper. The position of the Germans on the Yser rendered untenable by the went round the world that Germany had. declared war on Russia. Following Austria's declara- flooding of the country by the Belg- fire of the British warships which LroveU superiority over the German field artillery, and the driving of the Allies along the La- bassee canal, where the British wore pitted against the Hover ot the Prus- sian army. This combination was too j strong for the enemy, and in spite of the orders of the Kaiser to take Calais j at all costs, the advanced position on tion on little faerviu, tiuic jthe Yscr had to abandoned. arid en- that convinced all that a wor-d j trenohed posjtioiis further inland in war was at hand, and since tl1011 lBeltriunif events have moved with a rapidity i that has startled civilization. Governor Hiram Johnson, who was tlio VIco Presidential candidate with The- odore Roosevelt on the Progressive ticket in 1912, is seeking re-election, and IB opposed fry n straight Democrat and a straight Republican. California is also to vote on a universal olght hour law and prohibition. Colorado in addition to electing all state officers, is to decide on prohibition also. We have been at war twelve weeks, arid now, with Christmas only seven away the few who believed the war .would be over before the new year have been relegated to the ranks of the poor guessers, and we are be- ginning to sec the force of Kitchen- for a three line mming through Thlelt, taken up. Thus, for the time being at least, the Kaiser's pet scheme to.'invade England has been abandon- ed, though the cost to German arms in the effort has been the outstanding; feature of the campaign. Joffre In the retreat toward Paris, which resulted in the defeat of the ur's advice to prepare The events twelfth week nussjan Poland, and the Ger- invading forces from East Prussia, jhave again won for Grand Duke Nich- tlie war just concluding add to the seriousness oi the struggle, for an- other nation has entered the conflict, while three or four more are hanging in the balance. "Hie announcement yesterday morn- int.' that Turkey hat! bombarded Rus- sian ports oa the Black Sea occasion- ed little if any surprise. Turkey's eu- tranc? into the struggle was an event man army is fleeing from its advanc- ed position along the Palica (Palitza) river, broken EO that it is doubtful if it will be able to reorganize to make a stand before German territory is reached. The defeat of these armies has been." accomplished by the appar- ently good strategy of allowing the enemy to advance to a 'place chosen for battle, and then throwing against there were many aner an me Pi. would decide that expecicd -in'every quarter, though every force available, breaking who believed and forcing him to retreat over ground which he has denuded of its supplies on his forward march. The breaking of this German army before was accomplished in instal- ments. The northern part was defeat- ed" H era-ago, find JiDw uie eueiiiy operating farther south along the Palica river has been forced back, the turning movement on the north prob- ablv helping greatly jn the movement, discretion ws tl e nttKr part of valor remain neutral. However, with Germany at her back, supplying1 men and ships and money, discretion was ;Uirown to the wind? is at it. and now Turkey That Turkey is but the cat's paw .of Germany no one doubts. Turkey is in no condition financially to under- take such i as tnte one promises to be Her cvycnenees ia Balkan struggle depleted her tre i.urV. at the same lime disorganizing army. Add to this the carving of vher territory in Europe at the conclu- sion of the struggle, and it will be 'seen that she is a factor hardly to be considered by the Allies, What Germany's, object in drawing the Porte into ihe scrap is may plainly 1> ba seen bv idSirj map and study- the' recent developments in the, eastern war theatre. Austria is but ja'shadow of what she was twelve! -weeks ago. As a factor in the great! Struggle she is little more than a! today for little Servia. Ger- 'ihany has sustained crushing defeats "in. her effort to aid Austria to hold Russia on the east while ad- ministering UJOL u erv helming defeat tto, the Allies on the west which all .strategists admitted at the of the war must "be adminis- tered if the German plan of campaign Jwas to produce results. That TttTa-ejr ill count for very 'Jittle in reducing this ever increasing pressure on German arras on the east .Jrbnt may be assumed. Turkey dal- and in process the two divisions jkave become separated "by a distance {equal to a day's march. Retreating in this broken formation the armies are at the mercy- of the rapidly mov- ing Russian troops, and jC the latter can succeed in their apparent attempt to drive the' Germans into Silesia be- tween Posen and Breslau, the fortress of Cracow -will be left practically isolated, and a new development of importance ;in Galicia may be looked for. The retreat of the Germans in Russian Poland leaves the left Ttfing of the Austrians in Galicia exposed, and the the fighting before Przemysl, and a retreat on Cracow had "-been undertaken by the Aus- trians would not be at all unexpected. Those who have complained that the Russian bear was moving slowly may have to change tlieir views shortly if they have not already done so. There in a -word, is twelve weeks' of war. ..Almost three months have gone, and German strategy has avail- ed little. True, they are still fighting on French and Russian soil, but three months more aad German soil will be invaded on. .the east and west It the Allies keep .up their stride. That they long m to eater that win keep up thw stride'18 admitte4 -Russia prepared to meet her o land, while an allied bee borering in the Mclmtj of., the Da: "denelles for the past week ready fo the strike. Ttrkevs action howexer may b far-reaching from the viewpoint the Allies. Greece is almost certain to step in. She has been waiting- thi opportunity for some-time, and ha; Darned 'Turkev to that' effect I Greece decides-to 3ul gana will be wil'i her it is jusl possible .that Roumania may throw in her Jot with. Greece against her-old "enemy, though jn the case of Rou it is hard to tell which-way the cat will'Jump: German diplomats have been' hard .at work for week'e past a .friend there. ever, .will feel hersel recalled upon to look to her in> terests, and not be surprising if "Turkey's the conflict would embroil her also "Portugal is practically in a state of war With Germany' and on a word is ready to place an army of Jnea on the Allies'-fighting line it JTrance and Belgium, She haa recent Jy repeated her offer to that effect, in accordance with tbe treaty between fcerself and Britain, developments all occur as it, is quite possrble the> win, there will be left onl> Switzerland, Spain, (Efolland, Denmark, "Norway and Swed- en of the European nations not em- Woijted in the -strife, and of these Switzerland and Holland are both un- easy" oter Cerman action along tlieir frontiera rfSo much for tlio international as-' of.the struggle; look now at the ies themselves on 'every hand for France and Russia are adding: fresh armies every week, while Britain- has but a handful troops -in -the field compared with the million and a half she has under arms at the present time And when Germany starts defend' ing her own boundaries the beginning of 'the end is. in .which you may odd or from which you may withdraw at any time without unnecessary delay. Interest "is paid on: all balances twice'a year, or added to principal. 166L- Capital and Reserve Assets over LETHBRIDGE BRANCH, 315, 13lh Street N. G.'F. THf ROYAL BANK OF CANADA INCORPORATED Capital Paid Up Rererve Total AMeU COLLECTIONS Having 370 Branches throughout Canada (he West Indies, this Bank possesses unrivalled facilities fof handling collections with economy and despatch., LONDON, CN9.. Orrici. HEW YORK AGENCY, MINCES STHSKT, t.C. SCKailll BRANCH! 1. M. AITKIN, ;