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Brussels. Germany today declared war against
London, Germany's declaration of war against
Belgium has brought a crisis in England. Note sent
kaiser demanding he withdraw from Belgian territory.
Washington. President Wilson issued proclama
mation declaring neutrality of United States in Euro
Berlin. German infantry ambushed and repulsed
Cossacks who had invaded German territory near Waeta
river. Both sides suffered losses.
Tokw. Japan definitely declared that in case Eng
land was attacked in far east it will take part in general
Washington. Cruiser Tennessee will leave New
York tomorrow with five to eight million dollars fof
Americans in war zone.
Rome. Italian army and navy mobilized. Gov
ernment repulsed efforts of Germany to draw Italy into
Brussels. German army 100,000 strong moving
toward French border to support advance guard of in
vaders. London. No confirmation of report of naval en
gagement in North Sea.
Rome, Italy, Aug. 4. Italy's army
and navy are mobilized. Germany
has brought pressure on the foreign
office to secure a withdrawal of Italy's
proclamation of neutrality in the
So far the kaiser has been unsuc
cessful. Anti-Austrian feeling in Italy is
Italy is running high, and should the
government decide to aid the allies it
would mean a test of the loyalty of
the army which possibly might result
in a revolution.
London. In the house of com
rv i mif. atternoon Premier v
quith announced that Germany had
sent a note to Belgium stating that,
because Belgium refused to give Ger
many the needed facilities for moving
her forces against France, it would
be necessary for Germany to take
that right by force.
This announcement was greeted
with angry cheers from the war
party, who demanded that England
take steps at once to guarantee the
independence of Belgium.
Washington. President Wilson
signed the United States proclama
tion of neutrality in the European
war at twelve-thirty o'clock this
The proclamation declares neu-j-ality
with respect to Austria, Ser-