Germans get confirmation of Russian partial mobilisation.
German Chief of the General Staff is greatly alarmed Austria’s main army deployment is in the south against Serbia. He wires his Austrian counterpart saying mobilise at once against Russia. Germany will mobilise.
Chancellor tells Prussian cabinet it is of the greatest importance that Russia is seen as the guilty party.
Chancellor makes one more effort to influence Vienna. He wires Vienna saying if they decline everything they will be blamed for the war and Russia will be free of all responsibility.
Chief of the General Staff and the War Minister believe mediation will fail. They want to proclaim “State of Imminent Danger of War” immediately. The Chancellor promises to make a decision by noon the next day.