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might-be attempted by a fleet of Ger
The aviators would be expected to
emulate the heroic sacrifice of Roland
Garros, who drove his aeroplane
straight into a Zeppelin, wrecking it
and killing the crew. Such methods
of defense mean certain death to the
London. In the house of commons
this afternoon Premier Asquith an
nounced that Germany declared war
on England at seven o'clock last
night. At that hour, he said, the Brit
ish ambassador was handed his pass
ports by the German foreign office.
Brussels. A German aviator flew
across the Belgian defenses outside
of Liege today. He was greeted with
a storm of bullets from the forces
and literally shot to pieces, falling to
the ground fn the middle of the BeL
gian force. As a result of this other
German airmen who had been seen in
the distance flew back to the German
Brussels. Officially announced
Belgian forces effectively checked
forces have suffered heavy loss while
Belgian casualties were trifling.
Country is aflame with the war
spirit and even the women are de
manding that they be enrolled in de
fense of the nation.
Announced that King Albert will
take the field in person as soon as
the war measures are completed.
London. Central News announces
rumors that two German battleships
have been sunk in a naval engage
ment in the North Sea. The admir
alty has no such reports.
London. British troops will prob
ably be sent to the assistance of Bel
gium. It is understood that the war
office believes this is the best way
to use the army. The Belgians are
holding the Germans in check, but
are likely to be overwhelmed by the
enormous Germany army.
Washington. President Wilson to
day offered his good offices jto ,for-1
eign powers to mediate in the Euro
pean war situation.
Washihgton. Departure from
New York of the cruiser Tennessee
to Europe with money and relief
corps for Americans stranded abroad,
which was scheduled today, may be
delayed until tomorrow.
Manchester, Eng. Government
seized German steamer Dryant, an
chored in the harbor here. Seven
teen members of the crew and two
New York. Passengers on Kaiser
Wilhelm n. and President Lincoln to
day claimed to have heard the firing
of guns as they arrived off Sandy
Hook about 3 a. m.
London. Cancellation of the sail
ing of the White Star liner Oceanic
August 12, was announced today.
Londdn. The Duke of Westmin
ster has joined the French army as
Washington. Armored cruiser
North Carolina may follow Tennessee
to Europe within two more days. She
will probably have aboard extra coal
and some gold supplies.
Brussels. British and French
troops were invited to come to the
aid of Belgium in driving back Ger
man army in an order issued by King
Albert today. Order permits opera
tion of armies of France and England
on Belgian soil.
Washington. Colville Barclay,
British charge, today formally noti
fied state department state of war
exists between England and Germany
and requested the United States to
act diplomatically for England in Ger
many. London. Four alleged German
spies, arrested by Scotland Yard de
tectives, arraigned in Bow street
court held without bail.
New York. Hamburg-American
liner Vaterland, biggest ship afloat,
making ready to slip out and run the
gauntlet of British and French cruis
ers off New York ccst in attempt to
White Star liner Olympic and Ham-'