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HERALD BEST OF ALL LOCAL NEWSPAPERS BMITAIN HERALD "ADS" MEAN BETTER BUSINESS NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT. SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 1914 TWELVE PAGES. ESTABLISHED 1876. 'Russian Troops Drawing Net Around Lemberff, Galicia British Forces Surfer Reverses at St 'Quentin, France Canadian Light Infantry Sails For European War Zons MEW MIEM AUD) ' ( rruc inKtt UfclVlS. m mam a w & hm , .',- T ; . ft.. A - Field M Will Hundreds o Thousands of Men For Present Conflict; Germany Rushing Troops From Her West Front to Reinforce Her Army and That of Austria in the East Italy To Present Ultimatum To ' Austria Demanding Explanation of Mobilization On Italian Frontier What little definite war news escaped the censors today reflected chiefly the situation in East Prussia, where the operations' are assuming-daily a greater importance. V;fThese :. reports are; conflicting. At Berlin it is officially announced that five Russian army corps have been defeat led byAustrians and Germans south of Allenstein, sixty miles south ot Koenigsberg. Newspaper despatches from St. Petersburg, on the other hand, declare that Allenstein has been occupied by the Russians who are investing Koenigsberg. From the same source comes the statement that the Russians ar drawing a net around Lemberg, the capital of Galicia. Field Marshal Lord Roberts declared today that Great Britain would require hundreds of thousands of men for the present conflict. V , Berlin has received a report of the defeat of the British at Sf. Quentin, France. If this is true it places the Germans twenty-three miles south of Cambrai, the scene of the recent German success. A despatch from Paris says that train service between Paris and Boulogne has been suspended. According to a report from Copenhagen, Germany is rushing .troops from her, west front to reinforce her army and that of Austria in the east. The British foreign office announces that East Prussia is being rapidly overrun1 by the Russians. The French em bassy in Washington states that its advices show the Rus sians to be within twenty miles of Lemberg, Austrian Galicia. The German ambassador to the United States, Count Von Bernstorff denied today stories of German cruelty and that Zeppelin airships had attacked anything but fortifica tions. The Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry, one thousand strong sailed from Montreal today. England Will Need Thousands of Men London, Aug. 29, 2:55 P. M. Field Marshal Lord Roberts made the de claration today that Oreat Britain, in the present war, would require hun dreds of thousands of soldiers. The occasion of this statement was the review of a new regiment of 1,300 London business men. In his ad dress, Lord Roberts said in part: "You are the pick of the nation's highly educated business men. You follow professions, and you are do ing exactly what all able bodied men in the kingdom should do, no matter what their rank or station in life. My feeling toward you is one of Intense admiration. How very different is your action to that of the -man who can 'still go on playing cricket, and football as if the very existence of the country were not at stake. "W are engaged in a life and death struggle, and you are showing your determination to do your duty as soldiers and by all the means in your power to bring this war-r-a war forced on us by an ambitious and un scrupulous nation to a successful result." Canadian Light Infantry Sails for War Zone Montreal, Aug. .29. The Princess Patricia, Canadian light infantry, first native troops from North Amer ica to leave for the European war, sailed 1,000 strong aboard the White Star liner Megantic, amid gala scenes today for a secret destination. Gaily decked with flags and bunt ing the Megantic pulled out from her slip to the shrieks of whistles from the harbor craft, and roars of cheer ing from crowds fringing the docks. The departing soldiers lined the rail and sang patriotic airs, whose refrain was echoed back by the throng ashore. England Hurries Further Mobilization T i , , - s J ' , , - - m : a,., rimiMm -X AT ty- - 'ltv I! v.'M j ' - i! ;::::. t Vi u.t .-.w Five -Russian Army Corps Routed By Austrian Troops South Of Allenstein, Is Berlin Repori i 1 .' r-roJ 1 ENGLISH .SAILORS JOINING 5HIP 2 ENGLISH SOLOIERS WITH PONTOON England is raising as big an army as she can to send to France to aid those already fighting there. By land and sea she is preparing for the su preme-struggle of her history. , Eng lishmen now realize that this .war means her very existence. One of ing in small boats for the battleships. The other shows soldiers carrying a pontoon for bridge building. It looks these pictures shows sailors embark- I like a huge coffin WOMEN, CHILDREN AND CLERGYMEN SLAUGHTERED IN SACK OF LOU VAIN Village Of Etain, France, Subjected To Two Bombardments By Germans; Many Perish When Town Is Set On Fire; Telephone Girl Displays Great Bravery. r Berlin, Aug. 29, by wireless to the Associated Press, via Sayvllle. U I. News of the defeat of five Russian ermy corps to the south of Allenstein is made public here today. It is re garded as encouraging, and as greatly relieving the situation in east Prus sia. It is said to insure the flank of the German positions. Allenstein is about sixty miles south of Koenigsburg. The Associated Press has been In formed from official Austrian sources that the battle which has been in progress for several days past is ex pected to be decisive. Austrian troops are pursuing the Russians from Kras nik, about twenty miles north of the Galician frontier, in the direction of Lublin. There is no invading army between the river Bug and the river Wlepris These rivers are affluents of the Vis tula and embrace a territory located to the east of Warsaw. Austria, according: to this same authority, has invaded Russia and has occupied the region in front of the JSamose. (Zamose Is a strongly fdrtl fied town of Russian. Poland on the Wieprz, 46 miles southeast of Lublin.) The Austrians hold the regions to the west, north' and southeast of Lem berg, Galicia, and have advanced to ward the Dniester River against strong invading forces of the enemy. No news was received here today concerning the situation on the French frontier beyond a special despatch to the Tages Zeitung declaring that the British defeat at St. Quentin was com plete. The British losses were heavy, and the routed British soldiers were forced to accept battle-by the Ger man cavalry, who were In masses on their line of retreat. The location In the foregoing des patch of St. Quentin in the Depart ment of Alsne, France, as the point where the British troops were forced to retreat before the German attack places the scene of this fighting con siderably further within French terri tory than have previous reports. Up to the present time the British line has been described as extending from Cambrai to Le Cateau. St. Quentin Is twenty miles pouth of Cambrai and the same distance southwest of Lo Cateau. It is within eight miles of the boundary of the Department of Somme, referred to In an official communication Issued by the French war department last night as follows: "The situation on our front from the department of Somme to the Vos- ges remains the same today as yes terday." gave rise to three days of prolong and stubborn engagements in the clnlty of Soldau, Allenstein and Bl. choffsburg, where the enemy had cot centrated th army corps which r treated from Gumbinnen and W fresh troops. I The German losses were parttcula,' ly heavy at Meuhlen. between Oste ode and Nordenburg, and the enerr is in full retreat. J On th Oallftiitn front th ArVitl had' on August 26 assumed the chal acter of general engagements, develop ing in the southern districts of Lubll and In eastern Galicia on the roads " Lemberg. The front of th battle J tended for 200 miles. At first the figh( ing was more of the character of at tack and counter attack, but gradua ly the Austrlans were compelled t assume the defensive. A Russian foot regiment, in a han to hand firht with the Eleventh Hnr garian reserves, captured their coloi and nearly annihilated the enemy. Russian Cavalrymen . Capture German Gun London, Aug. 29, 11:41 a. m.- despatch from St. Petersburg to th Reuter Telegram company recites 1 daring act credited to Prince Bristol a colonel In the horse artillery. When the Germans were retrestin; from Stallupoehnen, a town of Ea Prussia, the prince ordered his men t unhitch their horses from their owj guns, mount them and gallop aft the Germans. Under a heavy flrj the Runslan cavalrymen went forwsril captured the Germsn guns atv brought them back to their lines. Emperor Nicholas has cotiferre the cross of St George upon Prlnc Eristoff. British Cavalry Defeated By Ruse ot German: Naval Battle Lasted About? Eight Hours Italy Will Send Ultimatum to Austria London, Aug. 29, 3:47 a. m. The Paris correspondent of the Express sends his paper the following des patch: "I am informed Italy will present an ultimatum to Austria re questing an explanation of Austrian mobilization on the Italian frontier. Only a brief period will be given for an answer and within a short time Italian troops are expected to be in rrieate.',' . London, Aug, 29, 6 p. m. The naval engagement between the Brit ish and Germans off Helgoland last ed about eight hours, during which the fighting was sharp and terrible, according to a despatch to the. Even ing News from Harwich. The cor respondent says that this description of the fight was given by crews of the British destroyers wnich took part in the engagement and aave arrived at Harwich. British Fleet Defeats Germans in Naval Battle Washington, Aug. 29. The follow ing official report of the naval battle off Cuxhaven, In which the British 'fleet was victorious, was received here today at the British embassy. It was dated last night in London. "Early this morning a concerted operation of some consequence was I (Continued on Ninth Page.) London, Aug. 29, 4:42 A. M. A despatch to the Post from Tetneuzen, a seaport in the Netherlands, describ ing the sack of Louvain from what it claims to be an authoritative source, says many civilians were killed, in cluding women, children and the clergy. Their nationality, it is de clared, did not save one English and one American clergyman. All the public buildings were destroyed. The despatch adds that there will shortly start for the United States a commission consisting of. Messrs. Vandervelde, Hymans, Goblet and Belveliae, All ministers of state, whose mission it will be to make pub lic alleged German atrocities...-'.'. Louvain Destroyed to . Cover Soldiers' Blunder upon as an excuse for an act without parallel in the history of a civilized people. "Louvain has been utterly destroyed by one of the emperor's commanders in a moment of passion to cover the blunder of hie own men. "In destroying the ancient town of Louvain the German troops com mitted a crime for which there can be , no atonement and humanity suffered a loss which never can be repaired." Many Persons Perish in Etain Flames London, Aug. 29, 1:30 p. m. The official Information bureau in a state ment regarding the destruction of the Belgian town of Louvain by the Ger mans and the German announcement that the Inhabitants had fired on their troops, says: "The assumption of the German commander was, under the circum stances so wide of probability that it can only be supposed that in the de sire to conceal the facts the first idea which occurred to. him was seized Paris, Aug. 29, 12:J0 p.. m. Ac cording to information which has reiached Paris the little village of Ktaln, France, near Longwy, has been subjected to two bombardments by the Germans. One took place Mon day of this week and the other Tues day. The second bombardment set the town on fire, and many people are said to have . perished in the flames. The telephone office of Etain was left in the hands of a young girl, who stuck to her post while shells were bursting all around the telephone of fice, and called up Verdon every fif teen minutes to give an account of what was going on. The director of posts at Verdon was listening to a message being sent by this girl when suddenly she in terrupted her communication to say: "A bomb has Just fallen In this of fice." This was the last message Verdon received from the plucky girl. Eleventh Hungarian Reserves Defeated $4 to Sleep on Cement Floor in Holland lATHER. Hartford, Aug. 29. Rain thU afternoon; clearing to night. Sunday fair. London, Aug. 29, 1:50 a. m. A large number of Americans arrived in London on the night boat and train from Folkestone. Most of them are from Munich, Baden-Baden and Frankfort viq, Dutch ports. Most of the passengers complained of extortion In Holland, where they were compelled to pay $4 for the privilege of sleeping for one night on a cement floor. The Dutch landlords asked as much as $20 for a hotel room with running water, while the money changers charged outrageous prices for exchange or the cashing of money orders. London, Aug. 29, 4:05 A. M. A St TArhurr desDatch to the Times nnt Sfttiirriav morning, says the Austrians made a bold bid for the offensive yesterday by trying to selx the left flank of the Russian position In Poland with the obvious intention of relieving the pressure on the Ger man forces in northeastern Prussia. Two or throe army corps advanced as far as Kielce, where they en countered a strong Russian force. A pitched battle was fought and re sulted in the overthrow of the invad ers, who sustained heavy losses. . It was here that the Eleventh Hun garian Reserves met their fate. Operations in Eastern Galicia, ac cording to the despatch, are develop ing fast and the Russian net is draw ing around Lemberg". The German Allenstein army is in full retreat towards Elbing and Marlenburg. "The reported capture of Koenigs berg," says the Times correspondent, "but I have the best of authority for stating that Koenigsberg is completely surrounded. "The minister of finance has in formed plominent temperance advo cates that the sale of spirits would be forbidden throughout the war." The Russian advances in East Prus sia, the Times correspondent says, London, Aug. 29, 3:12 a. m. -A pri vale letter received here from i British officer at the front tells hot' a British cavalry regiment suffered (severe loss through a ruse of th enemy. . I The regiment, it seems, sighted Gtrman batten' not far off firing ir a reverse direction, and the British officer decided that the battery wai unaware of their presence, whereupor. he ordered a cavalry charge down lntc the valley which lay between therr and the battery. J Unfortunately the bottom of the vail ley had been very cleverly studdefl with barb wir?, Into which a grea portion of the regiment rushed be fore the front rank could give warn ing. Immediately the German batters 1 . . 1 1 I - M J iv i uru us guns arounu, mmcuni heavy loss. Germans Shut in M. VT ftA XiJU -J lUOIIIUI. Rome, Aug. 29, via London, 12:21 P. m. The Trlbuna today publisher a despatch from St. Petersburg which confirms reports that the Russlam have Invested the Fortress at (name deleted by censor), where th3 Germans ir shut in. There are now no German armies to interfere wltn the Russian operations in this region that the fortress referred to in th foregoing Is at Koenigsberg, In cast! Prussia, . , 200 German Prisoners Captured By British London, Aug. 29, S:2S p. m. A British cruiser arrived in the Nor to day with 200 German prisoners board, chiefly from the German cruiser Mains, which was sunk fcy t British fleet in the recent naval eat gagement off Cuxhaven.