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Vienna. Hundreds of babies starving to death as
result of stoppage of milk, due to seizure of railroads for
Paris. -Officially announced that five German
cruisers are known tobe in Mexican and West Indian
waters. French warships are to be sent to locate and de
New York. 41,600 first-class fighting men here
clamoring to get back to Europe.
Paris. French cavalry surprised German dragoons
at Noroy Le Bourg in vicinity of Belfort. Killed 5,
wounded 2, captured 1. No French casualties.
Brussels. French aviators have arrived in Belgium
to assist home forces. King authorized French aviators
to fly anywhere over Belgium. Commanded that Ger
mans attempting aerial invasion be shot.
New York. Three German war vessels, the cruisers
Dresden, Strassburg and Karleruhe, believed to be off
New York harbor
Brussels, Aug. 6. Germany lost
one of her biggest Zeppelin dirigibles
this afternoon. It was attempting to
pass over the fortifications on the
Herve plateau when the Belgian gun
ners got the range with a gun es
pecially designed for air craft.
An explosive shell crashed through
the envelope and the gas bag explod
ed, the dirigible falling a crumpled
mass, her entire crew, believed to
number 26 men, being killed.
The wreckage landed on the Herve
plateau, just a little way from the
Almost immediately after the Zep
pelin was wrecked an aeroplane rose
from the German position and at
tempted a flight over the Herve forti
fications in the direction of the main
fortress at Liege.
It also was wrecked by the aero
gun from the Herve fort. This last
demonstration of the accuracy of the
Belgian fire discouraged the Germans
and their aeroplanes tor the rest of
the day contented themselves with
flights above the German lines.
London. Daily Mail correspondent
cables that German cruiser Emden
and Russian cruiser Askold fought off
Wie Hai Wei, China, this afternoon.
Both cruisers reported to have been
Brussels. The real battle of Liege
began at daybreak today and still
continues. The German forces are
now said to number nearly 100,000
men under the command of the
Crown Prince in person.
Up to the present the Belgian ad
vantage has been maintained and the
loss to the enemy is enormous.
TUe German attacking forces are
displaying desperate courage, but
their efforts are useless in the face
of the withering fire that the Belgian
garrisons are able to maintain from
their almost impregnable fortifica
tions. The Belgian air men have proved
wonderful in the Crisis. They main