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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 1914, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME VII. LETHBRIDGB, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1914 NUMBER 222 TURKEY MOBILIZE If German Kaiser Wins Now United States to be the Next London Sept. Spencor Shurchlll in Interview today with a United Stales correspondent, put the sit- natiou of the nations in this war as fol- "The British'democracy IB engaged in Seath grapplp with the Prussian auto- cratic rule. "It IB our life or theirs. "This war is tor us a war o[ honor; It. las become a war of self-preservation. "It is old'struggle of 100 yours ago against Napoleon; we are at grips with Prussian militarism. "If Germany wins it will be the vic- tory at the blood and Iron military Bclirml whose doctrines and principles will 'have received a supreme and ter- rible vindication. "The French, English and American systems of government :by popular elec- tion and parluimental debate, with the Itlml of civilization which flows from such institutions are 'brought into di- rect conflict with the highly efficient and Imperialistic (bureaucracy and military organization of Prussia. "If we go down and arc swept into of the past you 'Americans are next, la line. "We recognize the consequences and, the Ksue Iieinf joined, England must go forward to tho end." PRESIDENT WILSON of the United, States. Win- ston Churchill says U. S. will be the Kaiser's next victim if he should win now WIN OF LEfflBRIDGE ONE OF 'THE OF 1HELIG0LA1 BftHLE British Holding Line From Peronne to Verviers Against Flower of Kaiser s Army-French Busily Engaged iu Vicinity of Mezieres-No Details as to How Battle is Goings-German Losses Are Heavier Than Those of the Allies tieut. Commander Bardett, Relative, of lett of Scott Fruit Co.y British Which Took -Part in; First Naval ,-fight in North Sea Ono of the Hrst of the brave Brit- ish naval officers to meet death in ithc conflict with the enemy, and at .the most famous sea battle en- acted in .the present struggle, was Commander Nigel Bartlett, of the British destroyer Libfcr.lv, a cous- in pf J. W. Uarlletl, of this city. Commander Battlett was one of the first to got near the enemy .-with his destroyer- in the1 battle off Heligo- land. The ship was hit by a G-ermaa shell which shattered her mast and ftore awiiy part of her 'bridge, first of all, and then smashed her search- Sight, and killed Commander Bartlott and his signalman, William. Butcher, fihnost instantaneously Accounts "of the battle from Lon- don say that it was .perfect in execu- tion as well plan. Led hy a fearless small 'detachment, the de- stroyers crept within the German lines at, dawn between'.'.Heligoland and the German, coasfc. An sighted them and gave the .news to the Germans, whose destroyers' then ventured out. Tna' British 'destroyers lured the Germans to the open sea, where their destroyers .were w-ai-ting spread out in faa shape. -The Liberty was among the intrepid and daring boats to get in on-the inside lines and lire shell from the German gut was the fate she -inet. .Mr. BarUeLt, who is manager the'Scott Krui't company here, states that his cousin .was about 33 years of age and was horn in London. REV. A.M. GORDON, FORMER KNOX PASTOR, GOES TO WAR l ill be well represented j Gordon of Queens Limersitj at the firing line in Europe by form- er residents as' well- as by. volunteer corps and reservists in the regular 1o date about men lett and during'bis .sojourn in this city made a. host" of friends. He is a'man'of-sterling-worth-in the pulpit and ib oi the kind of mettle that uijturs, for the men to is ciU "ind Mcmit} to go to the j M hum he will minuter m the ranks fruit aiid that many more aro I He will he as milch at home in the (to go if. called. field of battle is an) where and Among those wlio. formerly resided hero, and Who .are now on 'their way Ho England or to the continent, is. jtlie A M Gordon predecessor wf Rev A Camexon as minister at Knox Preshyterian church, and now pastor of St Andrew's church, Ottawa. Rev. Gordon has cars sound in ac- tion, wind and eyes, otherwise prac- tically sound, quiet and well broken. Jt. is slated.on the hill of reo.uir.c- ments. -that mares in toal will not be wanted. From this it would seem 1hat mares not In foal will bs ac- cepted, although this assertion is not mode. of money have put in circulation in other cit- irs Whew jng has taken place, and roWlis UK for the farmers with wwi nwpiuit Jtwk, to get busy and do a little grooming 7pk" grooming and care makes all the (if ference in the.world, and very often an animal well groomed will pass when other deteri-s aro pressnt The horses arc destined for .cavalry ute, and will be shipped east bOC i purchabod Supt 'Alison has i lined the use of barracks' corralls for the buy in; ALBERTA'S GIFT ACCEPTED London Sept official press bureau, in an announcement this morning, says the government has gratefully accepted an offer from the government of Quebec, for pounds of cheese, and frorA the people ot Alberta of rftHMiiimW MftBtls of oata for tho use- of l.-A telcirnnn n-ct-iv-d in Home Bcrhn j mobJIixalion oVlIm Turkish army. UK- ol all Baron Von Dor Goldtx, if is slated, the Turkisl, govornnu-nC w.il ion.i an ,umy of the Jii-st line composed of men, all Washington, D.C.. Sept. Bri- ish Embassy has Ijceii Informed by a cable from London that German offi- :ers had gone to Constantinoule to ake cliargs of tlie Turkish army, and that a declaration of war from Turkey was expected. Plans arc already un- der way to ask the American Ambas- sador at Constantinople to take charge of the British interests there. UKKMAX Ori-'K.'KKS IN TIMIKKY Rome, Sopt. soper- ior Cicrman oflicsrs forming the Oer- uiaii military inission at Constautin- oplr have i-.een incorporated i" tho Turk-isii army and will parti'.-ipiilo in the war. London, Sept on the e'-e of the anniversary of tho capitulation of Sedan, three roittion troops are bat- tling on 'the French frontier: the Ger- mans, in a headlong effort to celebrate the day with u dramatic success; the French, backed by their British al- lies, to avenge their defeat of forty- four years ago. That the Germans have gained ground in their'.encircling movement in the French left is admitted by the French Foreign office, but it is as- serted also that after a three-days' battle in this region, the Anglo-French line, although pushed hack, sittl re- mains unbroken. This is described as the "wearing- down" policy on the part of the aliiejl armies, and it is claimed that the losses of the attacking army have been enormously greater than those of the defenders. French reports are cot available, and thus far'nothlng is reaching the public in London, to enable even ad- mitted experts to form an their real value. The heaviest fighting appears to be j taking-lilace-along a line from Per- onne. in the department, of Somme, to in the department of Aisne. There, the flower of Emperor Wil- liam's army is'trying to pierce the British defences. .-Further to the east, the forces bl the German Crown Prince still.are attacking the French in the region about Mezieres, the cap- ital of the' denartmen.t of Ardennes. The only the French claim to have gained positive success are in the .Vosges- nioimtains and in Lorraine, where tie Germans are said be retreat. The statement .that Emperor "Wil- liam has goae to :the Russian frontlet cannot he confirmed'as-yet. Independ- ent views of the fierce-, fighting now going on in-east Prussia, and in Gal- icia .are entirely so it is a lease of one taking his choice between the German, Austrian and Russian versions of the battles. FRENCH ON OFFENSIVE IN ALSACE-LORRAINE Washington, D.C.) Sept. -French Ambassador, J. J. Jusserand, today received this official dispatch from Paris: "In the Vosges and in Lorraine our troops began an advance again yesterday. At Sassey, on t.lie Meuse, a regiment of German infantry was ueafiy annihilated. On 'our left wins the Germans niaue prosi'L'Sis. Russian offensive advance -progressing." ALLIES FALL' BACK ON LEFT WING London, Sept- "The 'Anglo- French army corps have bad to give ground, but nowhere have they- been broken is the statement giv- er, out at the French Embassy in Lon- don today. This a summary of thai-part of the official communica- tion of the French War Office referr- ing to the German attack on the French left wins, made public in Paris' last n'.fht: AUSTRIAN'S WIPED OUT Bucharest, Roumania, Sept. sians have inflicted a crushing defeat on the Aus'trians in Galicia. The HUB- (Continued on Page Barbed Wimim -iEfficient-Fighting DETACHMENT OF UHLANS ENCOUNTERING BAHBED WIRE DEFENCES OUTSIDE LIEGE-l'arUes of Qerman Uhlans have penetrated all p'akg of DelsUiB m groups of four carrying to the peasantry alse news ca euiatcd to Inspire them shows a part> of Uhlans charging a Lioge fort.onlv to flnd i self entrapped amount the Darted CenenU.IJmaK iiad con3trueted round points.- Prom Illustrated London Nena, nfi Kaiser May be Winning Now But "The Worst is Yet to Come" KAISER W1LHELM Whose sun is setting: Starva- tion, the sure strangling of his trade will triumph- ovep him even while weight of armies gives him a preliminary, vic- tory The Clurago Tribune, in an editorial, 'Kmpiro in tiie concludes JIUB: Whatever gallanf.riei the Allies may iave displayed, that ironic euphemism. :tie glory of battle, Is in tlio talons ot the 3ennan-cagle. .So much for the theatric aspect, for shock and pomp and marching triumphs. The crushing, disastrous blows ng struck the security of the German state have no spectacular value but must he considered- The ships awaiting verdicts of" prizo courts reveal the effect- iveness of the raids upon German com- merce. The attacks upon Germaji ies Indicate the purpose of a destructive policy. [Manufacture is paralyzed; com- merce Is stopped. The German nation Is at a standstill. This.all may by tremen--. dous-military success, which the Gar- man organization is. capable, 'but Great the. confession Kitchener, prepares f for a three year war. Japan Is a power of yet unused strength. Russia can prolong a urai" Which. have to. abandon. Slowly the .odds will change. Now; they, favor the Germans. .Gradually must awlnff'-.-.asalnat Teutonic Thoughtful Germans rauflt regawt triumphs In France as merely prellmin-' ary to the.great struggle, AMJMM I OUT BIG up for Infantry Brigade and a Large Number for Artillery Corps Still Under bridge One to Form Battalion Anticipating another call from the Empire, .seventy-five men last night appended their names to the roll of- volunteer Infantry corps, -which has been, organized in the past few days to drill under a peace'footing. In spite1 of the heavy drizzle whlclv fell most ,f the evening these men. came for- ward, and are ready to' make all the sacrifices necessary if .tliey-are called upon.' The enrolment 'last night was on'ly the .beginning, and it is expected" that the ranks will swell rapidly. Letbbrldge has the distinction of getting the first voluntary drilling unit into operation. The idea of training men for service previous to actual en- listment, so that they might so for- ward with some knowledge the handling of a rifle, instead of being raw recruits, originated -among tbf mer of this city, who" have already signed up. It has spread cit- ies, and iu Calgary- it pushed by some of the -most prominent men in that city, Lethbridge can. claim the honor pf originating the idea, End getting-the first corps of this kind bri the training field. The first drill will .take place night at the barracks grounds, and atv tillery instruction will' be Lieut.' McLelland' of the 25th .Battery.' Artillery drill will also be given, ori Thursday night, infantry drill to ha on Wednesday and Friday, nights, by Lieut. and his staff of ahle assistants. Special arc lights arai being placed on today by the city electrical and when they are once installed, drill will start at 730 j Major Burnett is ready at any; tlme'j to start the" enrolment for a corps of cavalry, on a similar footing as the Infantry. The only dra'wback establishment of this troop wrtl be the difficulty m obtaining suitable horaes, as-each-mail would-be required to .sup- ply his own. until the formation of the corps had -been, authorized by the mil- itia department. VANCOUVER SIKH PRIEST MURDERED BY ENEMIES Vancouver, B.C., Sept. the head almost severed frpm th-s body, and the legs .bound with turban, the decomposed remains of Harnan Singh, former Sikh priest, were found v-ssterday af- ternoon In the woods of the Kit- silano reserve. Harnan, with hit two friends Be'a and Baboo, have, betrt repeatedly thteatened with death by their fellow-countrymen for giving information to the im- migration authorities during tho time the Komogata Maru, with Its load of Hindus was in the hartior. German Reservist Had Money in Shoe Sevenly-'one prisoners reposed m the .guard room of the R N" W M P. barracks here last night, ivitll room and accommodation for about half NIOBE COMMISSIONED Had Satisfactory Trial Run Com- mander Corbet! Ottawa, Ont., Sept. Naval department ipciay that the cruiser Niobe is in commission, under the command of Captain Corbett, R.N.. formerly'.- of the gunboat Shearwater. The.Niobe had a satisfactory trial .trip yester v day that number The capacity of "the confinement quarters of the local" bar- racks is hfing taxed to its utmost, chiefly as a result ot the taking of so many prisoners of war more Austrian reservists brought in from Coirtts last night. Supt Wilson that nearly every Austrian arrested is a and' that they are all trjlllg to get out of the countr) when taken in Many of them are being let out when they havo given a sattsfactfry ac- count of themselves, but thev are Icpt under start surveillance, and must report to police headquarters evory day A German rescrust recently cap- tured at the line, stated-when rested that ho had nnly in lusi possession, ard that he did not want to tft bjc: to When scarch-j: od, howcier, another found ifi shoe. A' ;