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The dreaded Germany artillery has
failed to live up to its reputation. Staff
officers here say that the German
marksmanship has been poor and
their artillery to date ineffective.
They say that in the fighting every
where the spirit of the French and
Belgians has been wonderful, while
the Germans have not attacked with
their customary vigor. .
How much of the force is now en
gaged is not known, but it is declared
that the fighting is increasing in vol
ume. By the end of the week it is ex
pected tie entire opposing armies will
find themselves engaged.
It is stated that Prance will demand
an explanation from Turkey of the
report that that government purchas
ed the Goeben and Breslau from Ger
many to prevent their capture.
That the fighting in Belgium has
been renewed is admitted at the war
office. It states that the German at
tack on the Belgian positions was re
newed today, but does not indicate
at what points.
The war office says that the forts
at Liege are withstanding the Ger
man siege fire and are repulsing all
attempts to take them by storm. The
German losses far outnumber the
Belgians, it is stated.
The advancing troops of the Ger
man army have moved in stfch a way
that there is a growing belief that
the Germans have planned an attack
Washington. As president of the
American Red Cross, President Wil
son today issued national appeal for
funds for relief of sick and wounded
of European war.
London. Specials from Amster
dam, Holland, say special train con
veying more than 400 Americans in
charge of James W. Gerard, American
ambassador to Germany, has passed
through there en route from Berlin
Washington. American consulate
at Liege, Belgium, "has been exposed
to fire since hostilities began," Minis
ter Brand Whiilock reported to state
department from Brussels. AdviBed"
department that if the Germans bom
barded city, "the American consul
may find it necessary to move and
establish headquarters elsewhere.
London. Liner Baltic, carrying
hundreds of American refugees,
scheduled to sail todday. Every cabin
taken. Those unable to obtain any
other passage have been crowded in
to the steerage. Others are arranging
to leave for Rotterdam to board Noor
dam, scheduled to sail Saturday. This
vessel will not stop at English ports.
Washington. How to care for
stranded Americans, when they arrive
in America is problem administration
officials and William H. Hamilton, Jr.,
representing Mayor Mitcheu of New
York, discussed today.
The New York citizens committee
stands ready to give relief to any
Brussels. Masselt in Province of
Limburg was thrice taken by German
troops and thrice recaptured by Bel
gians, according'to war office advices
today. Belgians now hold .Masselt.
Athens. King called council of
cabinet to decide on future of Greece.
Pressure to participate in present war
great, but king desires to remain neu
tral. London. French embassy issued
official denial of Berlin claim that
German troops near Mulhausen had
captured entire French regiment.
Brussels, Aug. 13. Following
night of terror in which German
forces attempted to break through
Belgian-French front it is announced
that Belgian position are maintained.
Liege still holds, out according to
war office, although bombardment
with siege guns continues. Losses
enormous. Germans have bridged the
Meuse and are moving their crack ar
tillery against Belgian lines. War of
fice refuses Information rregarding
situation at Namur, where battle Is
believed in progress.
It is stated that the Belgian forces
did not wait for the Germans to at-tack.-but
took the- offensive.andJin.a