Brussels, Aug, 6 - Two forts lying outside the main fortifications at Liege were evacuated by the Belgians as the battle with the Germans grew hotter. Terrific fighting is now in progress. The German loss is 10,000 and that of the Belgians much less. Both sides are rushing reinforcements. Aviators on both sides are directing the fighting. A huge German Zeppelin dirigible warship was destroyed by a Belgian high-angle gun. There was a terrific gas explosion and the entire crew of 26 men were killed.
Paris, Aug. 6 - Advices have reached here that the Germans are shooting persons suspected of giving out information. The French warships have destroyed five German cruisers operating in Indian waters. A battle between French and German ships in the Medeteranean is said to be on.
Harwich, Aug. 6 - British warships are surrounding the German fleet in the vicinity of Kiel.
London, Aug. 6 - It is estimated that when England declared war there were 2000 German steamers and 3000 German sailing vessels on the high seas.
The German cruiser Emden and the Russian Cruiser Askold sank each other in a fight off the coast of Northern China.
The German fleet lying off Wilhelm Shaven is protected by land forts and a squadron of dirigibles.
Rome, Aug. 6 - It is understood that the Italian government will wage war on Austria, defying Germany.
(A general European war is threatened - in fact, might be said to be now on. The original cause was a trifling "flurry" between Austria-Hungary and Servia. The former accused the latter of permitting plots against the former to be concocted within her borders, for example, the assassination of Arch Duke Ferdinand and the Duchess on June 26. Servia practically plead guilty to the charge and promised to punish further plotters. Austria-Hungary was not satisfied with Servia's promise and declared war against her little neighbor. Russia admonished Austria-Hungary to not assail Servia. Germany told Austria-Hungary to go ahead. In what has followed the original cause of the trouble has been practically lost sight of and nearly every European power has been drawn into the squabble. The four large powers now involved in preparing to contest for supremacy are England, France and Russia on one side and Germany on the
Beginning on Sunday Telegrams have been received by the Weekly Star in
the following order:
CANADA IS LOYAL
Ottawa, Aug. 2 - (To editors throughout Canada.) Please post the following today:
The admiralty has issued a call for Royal Naval Reservists to report for duty at once. The Canadian Government has been asked to make the announcement. Men of the Royal Naval Reserve are asked to accept this as notification and report at once."
The dispatches of neat were indefinite aside from the following:
BLAME PLACED ON KAISER
London, Aug. 3 - The Times says Europe is about to see the most terrible war since the fall of the Roman Empire. Germany could have stayed the plague had she chosen. The German fleet has passed through Keil steaming westward.
Paris, Aug. 3 - French and German airships are battling in the air. The
French have destroyed several of the German air fleet without damage to their own.
Albon, Belgium, Aug. 3 - Ten thousand troops are crossing Lumemberg, concentrating near Liege.
Liege, Belgium, Aug. 3 - 20,000 German troops crossed the French frontier
near Nancy and were repulsed with heavy losses.
Washington, Aug, 4 - President Wilson has asked Congress for two hundred and fifty thousand dollars to bring Americans home from abroad. The President says American finances were never in better condition.
MORE COMPLICATIONS ARISE
Berlin, Aug. 4 - The declaration of war made against France gives Belgium twelve hours ultimatum to allow German troops to pass through Belgium territory to France. Already the Germans are advancing into Holland.
Brussels, Aug.4 - The ultimatum of Germany has been rejected and the king has ordered the soldiers to enter Holland. At Limburg the people have opened the dikes, flooding the country and driving out the Germans.
Paris, Aug. 4 - All diplomatic relations between France and Germany have been broken. Aeroplanes sent up at the border report the German army approaching.
New York, Aug. 4 - All stock exchanges throughout the country have
Tokio, Aug. 4 - Both German and English war fleets in the Far East are
NOT OF ONE MIND
London, Aug. 4 - No reports of any real land or sea engagements have
passed the censors at any point. The British cabinet is divided on the war sentiment. John Burns and Lord Morley have resigned from the cabinet, not wanting war. The people however, are clamoring at Asquith to fight. Kitchener has been recalled from Egypt and will probably be made minister of war.
ENGLAND GETS BUSY
London, Aug. 5 - King George has issued a proclamation mobilizing the British Army. The people are cheering and singing the Anthem. Britain has sent an ultimatum to Germany demanding a reply by midnight on the subject of the neutrality of Belgium. It is understood here Germany has declared war on Belgium.
Berlin, Aug. 5 - The Kaiser has addressed a speech to the world in which
he says France and Russia started the war. He is willing to send Americans home if America will supply the steamers.
UNITED STATES NEUTRAL
Washington, Aug. 5 - President Wilson signed a proclamation declaring
America's neutrality so far as European nations are concerned. The American cruiser Tennessee leaves for Europe tomorrow carrying from six to eight million dollars for the relief of Americans abroad. The German embassy here has served notice that a state of war exists between Germany and France.
Rome, Aug. 5 - Mobilization of the Italian army is complete.
Athens, Aug. 5 - Turkey has ordered the mobilization of the army and navy.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 5 - The Czar blames the Kaiser for the war.
ENGLAND DECLARES WAR
London, Aug. 5 - Britain declared war against Germany at 11 o'clock last
night. Admiral Jellico assumes complete command of the home fleet. English ships laying mines in the North sea were seized by German warships. Thousand: of people cheered the declaration of war.
Vancouver, Aug. 5 - This port has been closed to all but purely coastwise
lines, only Americans and Japanese being permitted to operate. Canadians everywhere are ready to help the mother country in her fight.
THEY ARE AT IT
Berlin, Aug. 5 - The German army has invaded France at Cirey. Two German Cruisers reported captured by French on Medeteranean sea.
Brussels, Aug. 5 - The Germans have been repulsed at both at Liege and
Paris, Aug. 5 - It is reported the Germans have violated their neutrality
Vienna, Aug. 5 - The Austrians have been repulsed at Nich. The Servians have cut all wires and have begun their march to enter Bosnia.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 5 - A German fleet of nineteen ships is located near
Labau. Russian torpedo boats are establishing themselves in close contact with the enemy. The enemy on land is located along the greater part of the Russo-German frontier in Northwestern Prussia.
GENERAL WAR NEWS
Vancouver, B. C., Aug. 5 - England is at war with Germany. The British fleet has been ordered to wipe out the German navy.
The King's message to the Colonies orders officers and men to join the fleet.
A naval battle is reported in the North sea. Part of the wounded land at Cromarty, county of Aberdeen.
The position of the German fleet in the North sea was made known by a destroyer which was chased by a German cruiser. Shots were exchanged. No damage.
Anti-German rioting at Antwerp in the cafes and restaurants. Escrutcheon torn from the door of the German consulate.
Japan is ready to live up to her alliance with Britain.
The Germans demand the surrender of Liege. In the engagement the Belgians repulsed them.
Squadron of German cavalry annihilated north of Nancy, fifty killed seventy five prisoners taken.
The Germans crossed the border at Vellicott and were repulsed.
PACIFIC COAST IN DANGER
Six trains of ammunition and supplies are being rushed from Quebec to Esquimalt.
Stevens M. P., urging that steps be taken to protect Vancouver. May result in large guns being mounted at Point Atkinson and Point Grey.
London, Aug. 6 - Germany declared war at about the same hour as did Britain. British and French squadrons have captured the German cruisers Grosben and Bresedau and the English cruiser Panther was sank off the coast of Algeria. The German embassy here is in charge of the American embassador.
Constantinople, Aug. 6 - The Dardanelles and Bosphorous have been close in order to preserve neutrality.
Stockholm, Aug. 6 - A steamer flying American flag is on her way to Berlin with the German embassador to Russia on board.
Washington, Aug. 6 - President Wilson has sent a message to all the contesting powers offering his services as mediator.
Berlin, Aug. 6 - Mobs have wrecked Russian embassy.
Vancouver, Aug. 6 - The German consulate here has been wrecked by a Canadian mob. Immigration officers here are attempting to stop Germans and Austrians from fleeing to the United States.
GERMANS INVADE FRANCE
Berlin, Aug. 6 - After twelve hours of hard fighting one hundred thousand
German soldiers have secured a foothold on French soil between Doucletimel and Nancy. The losses were heavy on both sides.
Brussels, Aug. 6 - German invaders were effectually checked in their attempts to enter by Belgians fighting behind fortifications,.
Portland, Maine. Aug. 6 - Heavy firing off the Maine coast was heard at
about 7 o'clock last night by the keeper of the Portland observatory. Eight shots were heard within two minutes.
Glasgow, Aug. 6 - Food famine threatens here. Many stores are closed. Sugar has jumped from five to twelve cents per pound.
Washington, Aug. 6 - The cruiser Milwaukee, now on the Pacific, has been ordered to Vancouver to protect American interests in case Germans attack that city.
Quebec, August 6 - Mines will be planted in the entire St. Lawrence river and all traffic will be suspended.
Washington, Aug. 6 - President Wilson's wife is at the point of death from a complication of nervous ailments incident to Brights disease.
All political parties are pleased with the President's offer to mediate the European trouble.
Berlin, August 6 - The Russian frontier patrol has penetrated ten miles into Germany. An ultimatum has been sent to Italy that, unless she supports the allies, war will be declared on her.
Mexico City, Aug. 6 - An agreement has been reached whereby the government will unconditionally surrender to the Constitutionalists.
Paris, Aug. 6 - French troops have joined the Belgians in repulsing the Germans, the latter losing several thousand in a fight near Leige.
London, Aug. 6 - Kitchener has been appointed secretary of state for the
British cabinet with full direction of the military campaign against Germany.
A wireless received here says fighting is now in progress in the North sea; that a British torpedo boat coming here with 200 prisoners says the Germans are being defeated everywhere.
The Hague, Aug. 6 - Martial law has
been declared in all parts of Holland.