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so far as the Belgians were concerned the situation was ex
"The Germans," the announcement says, "were driver
back by an heroic attack made by a Belgian mixed brigade
which already had earned for itself the highest honors. Nc
German who passed the fort survived."
Prior to the attack on Liege. General von Emrnich.
commanding the German Army of the Meuse, issued a
proclamation calling for an open road through Belgium for
the advance of his forces, and suggesting that prudence
would show it to be the duty of the Belgian people to ac?
cede to this in order to avoid the horrors of war.
A dispatch from Maestricht says:
"Sharp fighting on the Belgian frontier continues.
The sound of heavy guns is distinctly heard here. The
smoke of the battle is visible from the church steeple.
"A number of aeroplanes and a dirigible balloon flew
over Maestricht this morning.
"German horses, which evidently had stampeded, gal?
loped into the town during the night and were captured."
French troops are reported to have entered the prov?
ince of Hainaut, a frontier province of Belgium, and to
have joined the Belgian army.
GERMAN APPEAL IGNORED;
DEFENCE PROVES SURPRISE
?ner.l for a '
.n army through
. urn ?ay?;
"To my gr ?' regret the German
? have been forced tu et.'?* the
frontirr. Bclgan neuti ng al
icady in i ; violated i' Viench officers,
. country in
to avoid a eo- peopl? ?
b? W .
fcund your cu.. i nendence.
The i . tunnels or
>a:!r. ted a? hos?
tile j. Gel min ai in v of
>? called .1;
t'ght jrau. Ws wish lor an open road
to attack tho-e who attack us.
"I gs pop*
ulatioi s hor?
ar. We *aiI1 pay for pro-,
people for whom we ha-? the gr?
? d th? deepest sympathy.
"?OUI i ? 'i will
? y from being plunged
int? the i i war."
1 he Help.an .Mini.?'. .: an-'
tit the German I
A ;?-?- ' ? i to be in prog
between the Belgians and Gei
sn of Fleu:
miles from Liege.
The ? ion of bl
I Belgian troons checked the ad
\anee of the Gci ?
? an reconnoitring pi
the 6th in another
The 10th ".? rman *. - wa?
?in^ along the northern line, and
Ending unexpected n moved
? r northward, invading Dutch ter
moiy at Tillburg i ? - ng the
An army of 100,000 Germans marched
. and the general at
\pected to be delivered te?
v Goi an officer taken p
, id he was amazed at
: to the German
?.ermans had been given
?nd at Berlin that th? ?;.
..rman military aviator was killed
German troop Belgian
eer at thr. Dalfcom,
iiboi.i " ? south
1'he Belgian ' ?n*
that th? entire 7th a?id
igt and had
t-ry bombarded some small forts
The governmei that the Ger?
aum troop? eontinued their mai
S neighborhood of 1
They were out of range
s? i... .j evidently wished lo
- Department of
allowing the couioe of the
Premiei ? harli de Beroqneville an
rliament that Em '?*
leader, who ?u- o?ie of the chiefs in
- ? . and is re?
able of the
? nts of the t i? i nal ministry.
had joined the Cabinet, being appoint?
ed M.ni?ter of 8tS
Antwerp. Aug. ."..-Serious anti-Ger*
nian rioting occurred here to-day. A
mol? I ,ei n.aii SB
taurants and tore the escutcheon fra?n
the door of the German Consul.
The police being unal.lt to ?heck the
?Il -??t ??- ??'O.'
ernor pin? andar man?;..!
lavv ie- Ilion of ;:ll
! be French Ministry
?luting that G< airy and In?
f??ntry wore ?n?ssing the French iron
?verywher? in reconnoitring par
"A BBJ*tad dragoons
/ the Depart ne.jt of MeuiUie-et-Mo?elle,
bjt wts repulsed by French riflemen.
"A regiment o? German cavahy ad
?ane?. as Morfontaine in the
I he French mobilisation is piocetd
thc greatest order. Most of
the . already have .ionied.
ex? client ?pint prevails In Al?
as I-umont, the famous aviator,
Offered his urvioes te?emy to the French
orie-armeo French general Paul
Pau, who .'ought in the wai of 1870,
has bi;i:i placed ;n ?.?mini and of one of
.'ticiai ?niiounceiiif :.t te?ds
that seventeen Aliatlan while endeav
to cro?s into France, were capt
rmans and summarily
- stated thai German.; in ANaee
arc shooting sll poMOM suspected of
*Tiviner m :o the French. The
Mayor of Saal, Bavaria, is sal? to har?
been shot for having tuet! to smuggle
into 1 ? th? proclama
' marl?nl law by Germany.
A Gorman ?cavalry patrol bit
touted by French cavalry on the Swisi
fronts Germaai wer? killed
?nid two taken priaonera. The remainder
lod ?ate Switzerland, where they were
dlaarmod hy fedeia! troop?.
It - ?? ported from Montbeliard, in
ba, that tin
tod tin* neutrality of
The French custom ? ?ml telegraph of- ,
, in Mcurthe
ii-.Mii- ? on sacked by Gercnan
infantry, according to dispatch et re?
ceived here. .?*. Morfontalnc s German I
officer was *ak^ t pi loner when the
French infai try party of
NU < fiici.-il eonflrraatlon has been re
tf the reported capture or
destruction of German ?????.?hips by the
\ I? rian coast.
I ooai 'med to-day. how?
ever, that he German emisor Breslau
bom". cil seaport
town raiser Bred
,-;\;;, hots rl batteries
replied Details of the light ?re lack
R lau sailed in the
on of Gibraltar, and ia suppose'1
to havt b ' ii captured, nut by the
. a? earlier roportooi, bal by the
fleet which is guarding the
Holland Under Martial Law ;
Reports on Invasion Differ.
The . "?. Martial :.???- has
red in all part? of Holland.
meed ?hat up te
the present the Germans have not in
London, A ig, ?",. The Germans ha*.?
invaded Dutch ?rritojy at Tilburg.
ft thai German troops
me* with resistance after crossing the
Rivei Mease at Evaden, Belgium.
Pnaiior Asquitn, in the House of
Commoni this afternoon, after ,
imary of the war news already
.*'?? Igian gov?
ernmenl had invited the co-operatio1?
of tin 'he Belgiar
army. and orders had been pv
the Belgian provincial governoi
th? mov? nient? of the 1 .
troop? as c ?io'ation of the fro?.'
.. Autr. 6. Re.
troop- boviaf established contact with
the enemy along the greater part of
th? BMso-Germaa frontier in nerth
TfcC (jt-rmans are reported to have
fallen back and to be bunnnp villages
tn enormous stretch of the coun?
try which they have invaded.
The Rev. Walter Laidlaw and
the Rev. R. D. Lord May
Be War Prisoners.
CM i- to ti i Tiltaos 1
London, Aug. '?? The thrilling eseape
of th? iov. Waller Lridlaw ami the
Rev, D. Lord, pastor of h
Haptist church in Brooklyn, was told
to-day by the Rev, Frederick Lynch,
trmst?? Charefa Peace Union,
which meeting in Germany
and a majority of whose members are
returning to Lmdon after much hard
According to Dr. Lynch, Dr. Laidlaw
and Dr. Lord are still in Germany.
tVto unknown, ac
?".'tiint: to Dr. Lynch, who told how
the l? given a special order
that ?he conference member.? should
nf Germany, but, de
spite this assistance, at one place sol
I Dr. Lynch and other.? out
? ? back of then neekl
until the) '.iiiml out who they W?
Mai i ii?*y from ? on?
stance to Flushing, otheis ?vint in
.??arch of relatives, and these are now
?id hi Gersneny. including the
I le, of Baltimore; Will?
iam f, Aiuierson. ot Cincinnati!
Eugene A. Barttett, of Brooklyn; w.
( . Hut.nit. t*i St. Lotus; Neheiniah
Boynton, of Brooklyn: Howard A.
Bridgeman, of Boston; William Adams
Brown, of New York; Samuel Dic'cio.
of Michino; Jume? 1. (.ood, Day ton;
Thomas ('. Hall, Net! York; John AS.
Hamilton, ! bop K. K. Boa?
IE Horr, Boston; Dr.
William 1. Huil. Swarthmore. Pena.!
Hem . i '" Trente;. and
Rabbi i ?i .1 H i reach, of Chicago. The
adjourned Sunday at
nre, Germoay, and to-day re
Dg, Lord was sightseeing in a small
??i Germany with Dr. Laidlaw.
?Having a camera, although eajoiae 1
not to carry it, upoi' Molng nn
airship manoeuvring over the City they
???<?'. pictures rear a military at
Immediately both were grabbed by sol
and thrown into jail on suspicion
i.f bung ?-piee. They were two days
Incarcerated ??hen Dr. L\nch learned
el their fate and applied t? the Ameii
can Ambassador, with the result the
Bora v eie liberated.
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WHERE BELGIUM IS HOLDING GERMANY IN CHECK.
Angered by Berlin Affront
to Emj ress Dowager
They Burn Effects.
St Petersburg, via London, Aug. 3.
- The German Km'.iassy was wreaked
and a bonfire made of 'he furniture
and pictures by an angry crowd to
??ay. The people were angered by the
i.f what they deemed to be an
indignity shown to the Empress
PooOjorovna by being?
Stopped m Berlin on her arrival trOffl
I.on.ion ?m her -vay to St. Petersburg
and Mmpelle?! by the German auth'i i
ties to go to CeponliBgea,
An enl i.. reed by the ein ? I
.through the window*. Mont tl
a reeked and the fui D
pitched im" the itreoti
A number of students and worl
? d to ti e roof of the embassy
ami tore the gold eagle from th? top
of the flagstaff. They than ran up .Le
A massive statuary depicting a gr ?u;i
of horses led by men vas hacked I .
and the debris hurled
into the canal. A bonfire then was
mude of the contents of the emba.-sy
and an attempt ?vas made to put a
torch to the building, but mounte<l \oj
iiee routed the crowd.
Another crowd later tried to
tli?. performance at the Austrian Em?
bassy, but that building wa
The body of a Russian footman is
alleged by the authorities to have boon
found in the German Embassy. The
man had be? n shot in the hen
stabbed and had been dead for ime
Vancouver, B. C, Aug. .">. Th?
black eagle above the door of the
German consulate was torn from its
supports to-day by a crowd which
tened the consulate with destruc
Hnving thrown down the insignia
Ol Germany and trampled on it. the
crowd broke a little glass and defaced
the signs on the consulate doors, and
< ...ii ,ii.n il front iniie.' I
?he Navy, who is authorized and di?
rected to take such action in the
premis. - as te him may appear nec?
"This order to take effect from and
after this date. August ?. M14."
Assisteal Ho oratory Boooovelt said
to-night the broa?ie:t ?possible inter?
pretation in the enforcement of the
executive order would he made by the
department A conference of naval or
; een ? a.-: called, and it wna tenta?
tively agreed that officers should be
detailed to duty a? ?reason at the vari
001 stntions. It wes pointed out that
the order would apply to all stations,
gn and American, within the juris
dietion of the United States.
11ns Oevder ?rill apply especially to
'he G?"-man owned .?tations at ?Say?
ville. L 1.. and Tuckton, N. J.
Samuel Bird, of Talbot, Bird ? Co.,
of S3 Benver st.. on Tuesday wrote
1o ?Secretary of State Bryan, calling
to the attention of the State
Deportment the fact thBt the Tel??
fonken company had on several oc?
casions relayed messages to GonMH
croisera now in American waters. Mr.
Bird explained that he has an amateur
ariroloas station at Nutley, N. J., nnd
had picked up messages *?nt in code to
| the German warships and dated from
! Berlin. Those message?, he said, were
i sent from the wirelesj stat'on at Say
vll!e, L I.
When the records were examined
i yesterday it was found that
. .he pant four days twenty ofticial tnes
| sages had been sent. fro... the Long
! Island station to the Karlsruhe and
. the l)re*den, both supposed to be otf
J Sandy Hook. The me.si.agcs were all
! In code. It is not known whether they
1 were received ky the German vessels.
The -iperinlendeir of the Sayville
't?1 ion, L. Battennan, i* a German
)a.i<'. expects soon to join the troop*
?f ?he Kainr. He explained yester
tiay that the messages sent to the
I cruisers had come to N'ew York bv
.?able and bai been delivered to the
Telefunken company for tran?m
\ as .-ommercial business. There is no
I provision in the international law to
the neutrality of the ??ire
.nder such circumstances, he in*
Mr Battiiman added that the Mar
c ni company had been in constant
communication with the British
cruiser OttOX and hid not only re?
layed ofticial message* from the Brit?
ish Admiralty but had also handled
messages from the cruiser for trans?
ir sior. to English liners and mer?
At the offices of the Atlantic Com?
munication Company, which is the
American title of the Telefunken
company, U wa? explained yesterday
?ifternoon thi.t if there had been any
violation of neutrality the eable com
ji.ii>' which delivered the messages to
iht-m for relaying ??as "?luallv cul
"If this company i? to be ?mhlhi>ted
from receiving messages for relay
?.Inch come to us a? part of our eom
m .cial business," t id one ofticial,
"then the Marconi company must re
ctive the same treatment."
JAPAN GETS NAVY
READY FOR ACTIOl
Will Protect 'oritish Cole
nies, Premier Says, but
Not Fight in Europe.
Aug. t. There was eoaaide
able activity to-dr.v ?mon- ti
of the Japones* navy, following tl
declaration ef war between G< rasan
an?! (.1 ei t Bril .in.
The lights in ail the lighthouse
along tin Siberian COOSl have bOI
\ nb th raton and aaatrii
sailed to-day on ti
. lot San r'ranei ?o. i rench oil'
an vi loard.
Count Okumt. the Japanese Premiei
in an Interview to-day expressed r?
ttti th; t th.' I nited state? bad ne
been able to mediate. The fturopea
: : u:t ion of West : M '?:: i! 'at ion.
Japan, he continued, would have bee
happy to join the United 8ta1
mediation, hut h?:- poaaiblc participa
ti? i in the war as an ally of Gl*00
Hi 'tain made her an int? ? eated part]
The Premier said th?t if .)ap;::i \?e
eompelled to intervene she would p?o
tect the British eoloniea, bat under ra?
circumstances send a fleet or an arm;
' i Kuropc.
Shanghai, Aug. t, (?uns wei
mounted to-day on the North Germai
Lloyd steamship Priai Eitel Priedrid
I ai Ea : ' i n squadron of th?
German Boot, rucompenied by s nun
ber oi merchantmen, left Tsing-tau t'
duy. and it was reported that the war
shin^ were proceeding northward.
I.;.ige numbers of (.hi?ese coolie
i have boon fore? ' to work under enact1
Gei man guards on the defences oi
. Tsing-'.; ii.
The aqoadroa of United States v.ai
ships in t ' 'iiscoi.
tinued it? cruise and i- now on tin Wej
from Chi-fl to this port.
MANY VESSELS CAPTURED
German Fleet in Baltic?
Russia Busy in Black Sea.
St. Pet? i ?? ?:. Aug ?"'? A : ?? i
hect of nineteen ship
terday near the east coa t of the Halt i j
Sea botwe? i id Liben.
Russian Orarships in the Black Bat
have eaptarod maay German meichant
RUSSIA MAKES MOVE.
Chases Enemy's Cavalry Ten
Miles Across Frontier.
Wsraaw, r?a London), Au;:. .">. ?u?
?ian frontier patrols, driving the ( :-,(??
my'l cavalry befor?* them, have eroasod
the I'm;,tier at Lyk Biala, penetrating
te'i miles late Gol manv.
Ambassador and Staff Get
Rough Treatment While
St Petersburg, Aug. j via London?.
'I he Russian Ambassador at Berlin,
M. d? Sverheew, and his staff are re
ported i?? bave been lubjected ?<> much
abuse after the declaration of war.
Some of the nembon uf tho imhaaso?
d?,nal suite, including Princess Belos
. ?? ho '-' ;-- M las Su.sie Win- tier,
o Boston, and First Secretary of Em
'?..'. ; Charovitskti are alleged actually
to bare ?boon struck ?bj ?panons in tho
which followed their motor car^
??. tu,, railroad station when they ?VON
tccording to an syewitness, ?le? orn?
inrrounded, end when th.:
- i..I.ir, v. ho wa | nu ????I by
mounted police, departed ?i.r th'> .-lu
tion in an automobile, the people
? storms of abuse at him, and the
had the gre.itt-t ?liiiietilty in
protecting him and ihe members of
! i lends of the ambQQBBOjOTi who fol?
lowed him ?i motor cur-, aj 0 h"
to have ?bOOH forOOd to run a gantlet
m' hostile Germana. I he crowd fol?
lovvfl tho enrs, abusing the occupant -i
oe' them, throv ?pitting in
i nil. it is
.mi -Hiking both m. :i and worn? n
v.-ith sticks and umbrol
?1. ? harovitik! was struck a severo
blow OH the heatl. which cut open his
scalp. Re Is said te he under medical
trc-a'.ni'i I in Copenhagen. Princess
B ilosselsky was hit on the back an?]
Aett by an old, well dressed man,
and other ?person? in the crowd spot
I .... h< r. The other ii.i-'ni.. is of the
part) ' !?? d?'i lared to r.-tvc been sim?
ilarly treat?'?!. The children WON
?n tiie bottoni of the automobiles
1er to pi oteel them.
GERMANY SEIZES MONEY.
All Russian Balances in Ger?
man Banks Taken by Kaiser.
Berlin, Aug. .". An omborgo ?as to
iay laid on Russian balances nt the
great ba:k- In Germany. These funds
arc considered by Germany as prop?
erty belonging te ft hostile force.
Britain Orders Tons of Meat.
?'hi. . I ?"'. 1'.? ports that the
British egowornmont lud ordered tho
?purchase in Chicago of IJtSfiJSaS i.oumls
oi meat for immediate delivery helped
. .y depre.-sioi' which
resulted front adviees that Groat
Br.ta.n had lemuorarily at least i"
ceded from the plan to guarantee war
risks OB foodstuffs.
MAY BE ACCEPTED
France and Russia Be?
lieved To Be Favorable
to U. S. Offer.
BERLIN SAID TO
BE CRUCIAL POINT
Servia and M<; .tenegro Not In?
cluded Because Not in
?Va-hinglon. Aag. 5. President Wll?
? lay ?nade a tender oi" In- friend
|j ?ifliiei to the powers involved ?n the
European war. In the opinion of d
. re l< will give the United ? it?
.' eomnsaading position in the great
Conflict abroad and KtlrO to r' m?-nt
hip! already SXiatlng.
fey some extraordinary laodvei trnre
conveying the President's offer of me
diatioa to the Britieh Chargd d'AaTalroo,
i'olville Barclay, ?lespite the fact that
.?ir. Barclay called twice on the Secre
..... When inquiries
won man?' ai the Britiah Eoshaoey to?
night it ?va? explained that, asid" from
what had been seen in the newspaper?.,
nothing was known of the President's
offer to mediate, and that therefore it
natarally could not be discussed.
Soon after President Wilson had ex
tended hi- efl.ee a.? peacemaker among
the warring nations, John Barrett, di?
rector general of the Pan-American
Union, following a conference with the
1'" dent, announced that he had as
neei that mo-', of the Central and
South American government? would
join with the United Btatei in the in?
terests of peace.
The iaspresaion prevails here ?hat
Fiance and Russia will accept the offer.
The President's message to Kmperor
William, Emperor Nicholas. Kmperor
Prancii Jooeph. Pre-nient Ponteare and
km;; George wat? a? follows:
"As official head of one of the powers
lignatOry to the llague convention. 1
feel ?t to be my privil?ge and my duty
under Article I of that convention, to
sav to you in a spirit of most earnest
friendship that I shonld weleonw an
opportunity to act in the interest of
Burepeea peace, either no?v or at any
other time that might be thought more
suitable, as an occasion to serve you
and all concerned in a way that would
afford me lasung cause for gratitude
All eyes here are turned on Berlin,
where, it it believed, the decision mi
mediation really lies. ambaaaador
i Gerard has boon conspicuously i
hostilities began in his ai
to suggest some ??ay for a paciti
?lenient, and the general trend of
10.. in White House circles srai ono of
None of the powers, it was pointei
out. would suffer any disadvantage
i through the acceptance of mediation.
Under the Hague Convention the pa?t
of the mediator consists in "reconcil?
ing the opposing claims and appealing
the feeling o. resentment which nw;
have arisen between in i -tat?1? at vari?
anee," and mediation has "exclu
the character of advice," and "nc.e.*
The first step which the United
States would 'ake in the event of .?
general acceptance of it? pro
would be to suggest a suapen?lon of
hostilities. This would not latvolv?
any interruption or delay in tnobili/. i
tion or measures of preparation ioi"
It was said at the While House that
?.o Intimations had been received that
the offer would be favorably received.
President Wilson took the position that
the European war was so stupenilouii
and that its effect on the entire world
was liable to be so lasting that the
United State?, as one of the few large
neutral powers, could not do otherwise
than at leant offer to be the means for
bringing about peace.
The proffer of good offices was not
Mat to the governments of Servia and
.Montenegro, because those countries
are not parties to The Hague conven?
The Ame? ?can Peace and Arbitration
I.eugue sent a message of congratula?
tion yesterday to President Wilson on
?he promptneu and spirit of his tender
o) good offices to the warring European
rations. It referred to "the Kuropean
origin and composition of a large por- ?
tion of our citizenship," and said that
all nationalities in the United States
would rejoice in the endeavor to bring
about a speedy cessation of hostilities.
Quogue and Asbury Share
in Excitement of Lusi
tania Chase and Fight.
Battles all along the north Atlantic
and the chase of the Cunarder
Loritaaia by German cruisers ?ere
popular day dreams yesterday fron.
, Asbury Park to Orient, Point. Long
In this eity :< rumor came out of the
a;r that German cruisers were so thick
about th? Laaitaaia that she had either
b.'?.n ordered to this port or instructed
to emulate the Kronprinzessin Cecilia
a"?' make for Bar Harbor. Inquiry a?.
th" Ctuiard ?.titees and piers failed to
produce any veritication of th ? rumors.
1: ? '-.??o'vr. that late in the after
: '">:i the Lueltaaig was to the eastward
of V itueket, rpeeding at her best gait
?nid not a hostile warship in sight.
Later : lie was in wireless communie?
tion by eode with British cruisers.
Orient Point had it, however, that
the f'unard liner was in danger. The
natives telephoned to Greenport that
;,' pursued by two warships
<ff Ea-thampton and was heading for
Perry, on Plum island, to take
refuge under American guns. Not
?atistip.l ?.?th this yarn, the Orient
Pointers sent another war message to
oort that a British cruiser had
appeared on the scene and engage,'
the German vessel.
Quoyue heard heavy firing in the
afternoon, and at once decided a naval
battle was in progress. There was ex?
citement until somebody remembered
that the gunners at Fort Fisher might
engaged in practice.
Patchogue got the big gun habit
lj?o. Reports of heavy cannonading
II along the south shore near Mon
uk Point thrilled the inhabitant?, but
gain the Fort Fisher practice killed a
A few test shots at Fort Hancock
nd Sandy Hook stirred Asbury Park
?id oth>*r Jersey shore resorts. Scores
I vacationists rushed to the- beaches
o see the "battloM but a line view of
c ocean was all they got.
Not a ?hip wa? ^nk or a nun killed
n all these tierce encounters.
Paris. \ug. V?T?*o regiments ot
German I Mans have been destroyed
h> th? Belgian army, according to
an official annoiinremenl given out
h? (he French War Office this even?
>everal dirigible? ha*e been hov?
ering ???er Br?ssel??, and the resi?
dents of the Belgian capital, in a
state of exasperation, are attack?
ing the Germans in the ?il?.
OlHcial ad? i? es say that the Ger?
man forces moved on Belgium from
the territory between Aii*la*( lia
pelle and Kheydl.
TO LEAVE LONDON
? .mi maaS from i>??? ?
l hi'e train sftcr trsin loaded
with troop." Wa? rushing to the coast.
??in more Kngland fights on the
el.I of Waterloo, but this rime with
?.erm.ii v ?i ; i. -lead of an
ally. Sir John French is expected to
command the expeditionary force.
Field Marshal t-Jat 1 Kitchenei ha?
been appointed Secretary of State for
Wet. The (Irst report wa* thai
count Haldane, Lord ChanceHor, had
i-.eer, appointed to tie poot bnl
ienicd and quickly followed by
the above announcement.
Se?eral Ships Captured.
.ral German BtOOmahips in Bi.t
-ii waters, including thr 500-foot, h.OhO
ton Hamburg-American liner Belgia.
with seventy-three German reservist?
and u (juantitY of food-tuff' on board,
? ? declared prises of war. The Maria
Leonhardt, in the Tu?mes, and several
Gorman iteamer? anchored at Huil
have al?o been taken ?s prizes. The
crews, made up mostly of naval re?
's, were made prisoners of Wat
A distinct surprise to the popu!r?r
mind is the country's appareir
paredness to change the machinery ..f
ordinary life to a war footing on -nort
notice. Not oniy la the army mobili.-..?
tion proceeding with great ?moothnr^.
but the government's railway servi.;.?,
under the direction of the commit:? j
Of managers, is being operated ?Hth
out confusion. The cricket and fon
ball grounds in a number of .'?ties
men occupied as camps, while
?chooll and other public buiyings ure
being tran-efornied into hospital?.
I ho critics who always predicted
:hat a sudden war would throw the
country into confusion do rot tin?!
their forebodings justified. The life
of London,except for the crowd around
the government building?, w?s normal
??-Hay. An unusual number of terri?
torials in uniform and the newspaper
extras were the only indications
through the greater part of the city
that any extraordinary events were
afoot Martial law is not being en
foreed except at the naval and mili?
A British warship in the Knglish
t bannel seized the German bark Per
keo, which left New York July 18 for
The culling of the German telegraph
and telephone connections and the
.-everance of the German transatlantic
cable nave virtually cut Germany off
I rom communication ?vtih other coun*
Irles. Reports from France. Belgium,
Holland and Russia, however, ?howeti
that Germany's armies were steadily
moving toward east and west, and
that her advanfed posts were in con
? it! the opposing Russian and
??'ron. h armies.
Premier A.?quith yesttruay announced
that the British Government would
as!; for another credit of $500,000,000
To Succeed Lord Jlorley.
Earl ""auchamp was appointed to
. :ccee.! Yi-count Morley as Lord
President of the Council.
The action of John Burns in resign?
ing from the government has com?
manded respect because of the fact
that he is a comparatively poor man
and has sacrificed a salary of 925,000
to his convictions.
Boaineos men have organized the
Employers' Patriotic Association. They
pledge themselves to continue to pay
areagos ot tTie men w^? enl'*1 and
to care for their families.
Sir Goorge Pragnell, who presided
over the meeting, ?aid:
"The t xperience of the South Afri?
can war and the horrible things then
done should lead us to determine in
tho present crisis to prevent unscrupu
Uus persons from again effecting ?cor?
ners and fattening on ill-gotten gains.
It ii always the poor who suffer in
tl ese times of national peril."
Branches of the association will be
formed in all towns.
Women volunteers for nursing num?
ber thousands, and several wealthy
residents of London have offered their
houses for hospitals.
To Ward Off Inemployment.
The London Chamber of Commerce
has adopted a resolution saying that it
i? important that the banking com?
munity be afforded fullest support by
the government; that it is vital that
the industrial population be kept in
employment and that the government
should support the bankers only on
the clear understanding that the banks
afford similar support to the industrial
end trading interests.
A remarkable feature of the situa?
tion is that the Austrian Ambassador
to Great Britain and his staff are pur?
suing their customary duties, relations
not having been broken off. The sec?
retary of the embassy remarked to*
day: "We ore on quite good terms with
The British government will pay in
th neighborhood of $25,000,000 for
the two Turkish battleships being
icted ii Fnglish yards, and
"shtch II has taken over. The one
which has b?en renamed Agincourt is
completed. The other, Osman I, and
which will be known in the British
ravy as the Erin, is nearly completed.
They ure iirat class battleships.
.' g the Black Sea has been tig.itly
closed by Turkey's shutting the Dar?
danelles and Bosporu* in order to
maintain her neutrality, '.he Russian
OF WHITE *0?<
VrVATEft ON HAND.
THE ?PRIMA (K ASSURE?
hEACTHF?i. DRINK A* *
VdflTTE RiTCK MNcRAL AIM? tf
loo wvfvwvf N.y
?here ha, had no dlffleulty '?
Dg captne many German acid
*? *ria and Servia appear t? h,?,
?t< pped their activities, or at least te
put a ?trie* '? s a* (j|#
news of any important ?vente, as ??
dispatch"?, ?if inriportanee reached the
Ft- ? .h capital from those two cs?v
Authentic confirmation of the report,
of the dest-uetion of the German croit.
er Panther and of the capture or* the,
1 German cruisers Goeben aid Breilta
A biil introduced in the House ?f
yesterday by the Home Sat.
leUry, Reginald McKenna. to re^^H
the movements of undesirable t'.ieat,
with the object of facilitating the re?
moval of ?pie-, was passed throujhall
lie Hon..' .--.cretary announced ?ast
? .-on? spies had been arrested ?a
tii?? British Isles m the last twenty.
four hour?, chiefly in the naval centre?.
Detectives during a raid on houses
occupied by German.? in London in oac
place discovered ? large number of
bombs and rifles. Several arrests were
The Chancel!Dr of the Exchequer an
nruncd in the House ot Commons to?
? the Bank of England rate
wac to be reduced to 6 per cent either
to-?:a> or Friday.
The government, added Mr. Lloyd
George, bed not yet decided to suspead
He contended that any one hoardine.
gold was assisting the enemy of ai?
country. At the same time, with the
view of economizing gold and main
taining the integrity of the gold stard
ard, it ?.as proposed to :.-suc n<
: ?1 (16, and 10s. ($2 Ml, convertible
into gold at the Bank of EnglanJ.
Thede would be available on Friday le
the extent of $1j,?O0,,.)u*?. and ttttt
' that would be issued at the rale st
, |25,0()0,000 ??ally. Postal order?, ure
also to be made legal tender on tes
same terms as notes. He made an as
peal to patriotic people n?H to with?
??The lall Mall Gasette" ?nade pub?
lic reports current in the city to lite
effect that the heavy selling ordert
from Germany during the last ??cc
or two were really a deliberate at?
tempt to cms h the London markst
and cause a scare in the financial end
commercial world so aa to keep ??r??*.
Britain out of the war. The nc>"?pe
oi - says it hears that the sum of $10.
000,000 was expended, or had b?
ranged to be expended, for this objec*.
with the cognizance of the G?
The postoffice is flooded with mail,
all the services to the Continent havin*
been held up.
The American Line steamship Phila?
delphia, which sailed from Southamp?
ton for New York yesterday noora,
took all the American ami Canadiaa
mail which had been posted up to this
A downpour of rain prevented the
gathering of any great crowds ?luring
the afternoon, but lust evening the
streets of Whitehall and the W
were tilled with people eagerly p '.-?in-:
every scrap of news and cheering st
?the rumored British, French and Bel?
' gian victories.
"The Manchester Guardian." the only
paper heretofore opposing the war, la
printing the announcement of tac dt
claration of war by Great Britain, says,
"All controversies are buried. Our
front is united."
HEARS GUNS ROAR
OFF SANDY HOOK
Captain Woolf y Says Sound of
Ships' Cannonading Contin?
ued for Two Hours.
On the authority of Captain Joel R.
Wooley, of No. 1 Lifesaving 'Siaiioa,
between Sandy Hook and At'anti?
Highlands, there was a naval battle o*
the Hook last night. Anyhow, there
He said the cannonading first at*
' tracted his attention about 9 oVIocs
; There was a series of five j.nou sad
i then a long period of heavy tiring aa
. if broadsides were being delivered.
; This continued steadily for almost 01
After 10 o'clock. Captain ?Vooley
said, the sounds came at more inft***>
| ?vient intervals, but could still ae
! heard until about 11:15, ?hen the last
i port soanded,
At Station 2. about four miles to the
, south, no noise of battle was heard.
, and residents of the Highlands, lbs
Kockawava and Long Beach were set
disturbed. The position of cruisers
which wireless men heard talking yes?
terday would bear out the location des?
ignated last night by Wooley ss that
or the sea fighting.
Canadian Militia Mobilizing
Seattle, Aug. 6.?Large numbers e?
militiamen are being moved f."?**
Western Canada to the coast b> troop
trains over the Canadian Pa? ?tic. Th?
militia at Vancouver has been seat
to Victoria. The British gwveran.f*et
i has taken over the Canadian PaeisC
1 liner Kmpress of Russia at Vaacoe
ver. She will be delivered tu Ike
Admiralty at Hong Kong.
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