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Berlin. Germany has seized Aland Islands, off
coast of Finland.
London. Four British steamers seized at Hamburg.
Washington. President Wilson sent to congress
special message asking $250,000 to aid Americans
Paris. Frenchtroops have advanced into Ger
many. London. Orders for mobilization of British army
and navy issued. Declaration of war momentarily ex
pected. Berlin. Rumored that German destroyers have
been engaged in North Sea. Attacked by British war
London. News ticker service reports six German
warships sunk in battle with British in North Sea.
Copenhagen. German fleet steaming through Bal
tic headed for Russian waters. Two battleships, five
cruisers and several destroyers in squadon.
New York. Cunard and Red Star steamship lines
canceled all ship sailings.
London. Antwerp, Belgium reported blockaded.
British ships off harbor to prevent German vessels taking
Novorossiysk, Russia, Aug." 3.
German steamer Atlas has been seiz
ed by port authorities.
London. John Redmond, the Irish
leader, electrified the house of com
mons this afternoon, when, in an im
passioned address, he declared that
the government can withdraw every
soldier from Ireland.
"Ireland will be defended by her
own sons," he shouted. "The Pro
testants of the north and the Catho
lics of-the south will stand shoulder
to shoulder in this great national
London. Sir Edward Gray in the
house of commons this afternoon an-J
nounced that orders for the mobiliza
tion of the British army as well as of
the navy have been issued.
This announcement was accepted
as meaning that Premier Asquith,
when Jie is heard, will urge that Eng
land declare war.
Berlin. War office confirmed the
report that a French army has invad
ed Germany. The French forces
crossed the frontier near Alt Muen
sterol, a town on the Alsace-French
border ten miles east of Belfort. The
French advance is being opposed by
the German border patrols who are
slowly' retiring in the face of super
According to the news received by
the war office the French army of in
vasion includes nearly 25,000 men.
It is believed here that a general