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BITS OF WAR NEWS
London. All England demands
that Lord Kitchener, hero of Khar
tum, direct her destinies in conflict
with Germany. Agitation for appoint
ment of Kitchener as war minister.
Paris. Jack Johnson, French citi
zen, wants to emulate example of his
rival for fistic honors, George Carpen
tier, and join French army. Has offer
ed the government his six automo
biles. London. Kaiser's reply to British
ultimatum was declaration of war
received at foreign office at 7 p. m.
Tuesday. British government waited
until expiration of ultimatum in order
to keep its record clear and imme
diately after midnight issued declara
tion of war against Germany. Orders
have gone forward to commander-in-chief
of British naval fleet to wipe out
British government took over all
railroads in the United Kingdom.
German Ambassador Lichnowaky
departed from London at noon under
escort of British troops.
Special dispatches from Copen
hagen declare German torpedo boat
blown up and sunk in Baltic sea near
Gedser. Crew of 30 reported drowned.
Brussels. Germany invading Hol
land seeking to strike at France
across borders. One wing of invading
force defeated. Fell back on Vise,
occupied the city, then fired it.
.German artillery bombarding Bel
gian towns of Namur and Liege.
Driven back from Liege; fired town of
Argenieu. Scores of Belgiums killed.
Toulon, France. France won the
first important sea battle. Trapped
by French and British squadrons in
Mediterranean, the German squadron
consisting of scout cruiser Panther,
the dreadnaught Goeben and cruiser
Breslau fought vainly to escape. Pan
ther was sunk and other two war
craft captured. German casualties re
ported heavy. French losses withheld.
Paris. German army advancing
through gap between Toul and Epln-
al. Constant figthing in progress
along frontier for last 12 hours. Both
sides have lost heavily.
Amsterdam. German troops have
crossed Dutch soil at Eijsden. Hol
landers desperately fighting invaders.
Feared casualties will be heavy.
St. Petersburg. Fighting in pro
gress between German and Russian
forces along greater part of frontier.
Vienna. Austrian sharpshooters
winged Russian aeroplane scouting
over Lemberg. Aviator and officer
who was a passenger killed.
Athens. Two Russian army corps
which have been stationed at Odessa
for purpose of watching Roumania
ordered to join army attacking Aus
trian army. Roumania declared neu
trality. Constantinople. Russian Black
Sea fleet bottled up and will be unable
to participate in war. Turkish gov
ernment issued official declaration
announcing that Bosphorus has been
closed to warships of any nation and
any attempt to force passage will be
repulsed. Russia will be only nation
rto suffer. '
New York. Currency to be used
by national banks in emergency aris
ing from European war poured into
Washington. British embassy re
opened. Washington. Serious delay in dis
patch of mai lto Europe expected by
Postmaster Gen. Burleson.
Washington. Postmaster Gen.
Burleson announced international
money order service between U. S.
and Belgium suspended at instance of
London. Martial war declared
throughout Great Britain and Ireland.
New York. Announcement made
that French and Cunard lines will
keep their services open.
London.. Chas. F. G. Masterman,
chancellor of Duchy of Lancaster, re
signed from Asquith cabinet Third
resignation because of England's war ,
Paris. Reported that German .