“Lord Kitchener’s message to the departing troops is typical of the man. Throughout his career he has placed his belief in the policy of putting Tommy on his honor instead of hedging him about with regulations. He urges the soldiers to be more than courteous to women, and to avoid drinking liquor to excess.”
“Just as we go to press this afternoon we learn that our local stove manufacturers – Messrs. Findlay Bros. – have received a rush order from the Militia Department for a carload of army ranges to be shipped at once by express to Valcartier. Another illustration of how closely we are related to the present great war.”
“Major Richardson, the famous trainer of dogs for police, city and ambulance work in London has left England for Belgium, and has taken with him a number of bloodhounds specially trained for ambulance purposes. Mr. Richardson is to be with the British Red Cross, and the dogs will help search for the wounded of the allied armies on the battlefield.
The dogs are specially valuable in rocky places, or where the ground is covered with bush and undergrowth. They are also particularly serviceable in scenting out patients who might otherwise be overlooked by the field hospital brigade. The French army is well provided with ambulance dogs trained to a very high degree. Germany has several thousand dogs trained for ambulance work.”
“The King and Queen of England have ordered that their chefs shall serve only the simplest foods on the royal table.”
BRUSSELS IS TAKEN
But French Have Recaptured
Muhlhausen in Alsace
Two Days Hard Fighting
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (Excerpt):
“An official explanation of the Belgian field army’s backward movement towards Antwerp was given last night in the following cablegram from London, made public by the British embassy:
“The Belgian field army, being based on Antwerp, has fallen back in that direction in order to cover its communication with that fortress. In anticipation that this might become necessary, the seat of government had already been transferred from Brussels to Antwerp. As Brussels is an undefended city and no longer the seat of government, the fact that the Germans may have occupied it is not of great importance.”
“Britain to Buy Ontario Horses.
Ottawa, Aug. 21 – It is reported that the British Government has arranged with the Union Stock Yards of Toronto for the purchase of several thousand horses. They will be purchased in various places, but will be collected and shipped from Toronto.”
“Great Britain and France are in control of the high seas, and seven per cent of Germany’s shipping is in their hands.”
“Official Russian despatches claim victory for the Russian forces over three German army corps. Grand Duke Nicholas, commander-in-chief of the Russian army, describes Russian victories in East Prussia.”
Paris, Aug. 24 – The following official announcement was issued last night:
“A great battle is now in progress along a vast line extending from Mons to the frontier of Luxemburg, a distance of over 100 miles. Our troops, in conjunction with the British, have assumed everywhere the offensive. We are faced by almost the whole German army, both active and reserve.
“Japan At War Now –
Japan has come into the war of nations. The emperor of Japan has declared war on Germany and the Japanese fleet and land forces are ready for the struggle around Kiao Chow, the German protectorate in China. Late despatches from Tsing Tau say that the German preparation is complete and that the territory will be defended to the utmost. Several German warships are lying in the harbor of Tsing Tau, and the waters have been mined.
Coincidentally with Japan’s declaration of war against Germany, the British official newspaper bureau announces that the Austro-Hungarian government has ordered the Austrian cruiser Kaiserin Elizabeth, now at Tsing Tau, to disarm, and has further instructed the crew to proceed to Tien Tsin. This apparently eliminates Austria from the conflict in the Far East.
“It is announced that the Royal Military College at Kinston will be in session again this fall. A special army class is to be organized.”
“Boycott is started. Britain will conduct fierce trade war on Germany.
A bitter commercial war against Germany and Austria has been inaugurated in England. It has the loyal support of the press and the public.The London Chamber of Commerce committee held a private meeting yesterday to discuss this anti-German trade campaign. It calls the attention of manufacturers to the following lines which Germans sell heavily in England. Electrical appliances and apparatus, iron and steel, wire, stone and earthenware, chinaware, cutlery, hollow ware, cotton hosiery, woolen and worsted piece goods, cotton prints, furniture, leather, gloves and boots and shoes. It is estimated that 12,000,000 worth of German dynamo, and motors are sold annually in British territory.”