London. Despite statements of Sec'y Churchill,
minor engagements between German and English scout
cruisers are believed to have occurred in North Sea.
Amsterdam. English ambassador to Berlin arriv
ed in HollancTfoday.
London. Report from British consul general at
Antwerp that oil tank steamer Wilfredo, laden with fuel
oil for German fleet, struck floating mine off Cuxhaven.
Nearly all of crew lost.
Buenos Ayres. British cruiser
Glasgow has captured steamer Amer
ican, presumably laden with cargo
for German points. There are several
steamers named American and iden
tity of one taken not established.
German steamer Polynesia arrived
today and reported sighting German
cruiser Panther off coast of Brazil.
Panther was reported sunk two days
ago by French cruisers in Mediter
ranean. Berlin. In proclamation to, Ger
man people Kaiser Wilhelm today de
clared Germany will fight to the bitter
"Our adversaries are jealous of our
development," says the proclamation,
"but we will fight to the end even
against a world full of enemies."
Washington. Replies of some
foreign governments to whom United
States mediation was offered were re
ceived today by Secretary of State
Bryan. While he would make no
definite statement concerning these
answers he characterized them as
"notices of receipt" of the offers.
Newcastle, Eng. First blood of
the European war was shed on En
glish soil today. A German spy was
challenged on the Tyne bridge and
refused to stop at order of esntry on
guard. Running from the bridge he
endeavored to escape in a boat and
was shot to death.
London. In the house of commons
this afternoon First Lord of the Ad
miralty Winston Churchill denied that
any general naval engagement had
taken place between the German and
Churchill discussed the loss of the
cruiser Amphion through striking a
floating mine. He said that mine lay
ing as it is being practiced by the
Germans is new in naval warfare and
it might affect neutral shipping
throughout the entire world.
Brussels. German column again
attacking Liege. Official statement
states that general engagement is in
progress all along the line. Also stat
ed Belgians are still maintaining their
Toulon, France! French battleship
Jean Bart ordered to proceed to
Queenstown. Cunard liner Car
mania with ?11,418,000 in gold has
Rqme. Austrians and Servians
have fought at Semendria and reports
received here say that the Austrians
are in retreat toward Danube. Ad
vices received from Nish claim entire
Austrian regiment was annihilated.
Copenhagen. Denmark has called
six classes of soldiers to the colors.
Announced that strict neutrality will
Paris. Believing that advertise
ments of German firms placed upon
billboards throughout France are a
part of a secret spying system of kais
er's government, orders were issued
today for their destruction. French
declare these signs give secret in
formation to German "troops.
London. Four hundred Americans.
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