WAR IN EUROPE.
RUSSIANS PRESSED BACK. London, February 10.
Mr Frank Donohoe, correspondent of the " Daily Chronicle," states that tha Russians are being strongly pre3S erl, and are retreating in Bukoyina. They will probably attempt to hold Czemowitz.
SLAUGHTER OF GERMANS
Petrograd, February 10
The Germans on Sunday brought nn their hcsfc troops to reinforce the Au.'trit-ins io the Tukold Pass. Ger man troops lead the attack on the Kalian hei»h*s. Many reached the highest position on Koziomokt, but under Russian flank fire from parallel heights they were cut off from the main German forces, and the Russians charged with indescribable dash up the elopes of the snow clad hills. A shocking spectacle revealed itself on Monday morning, 1000 bodies lying in front of'a single Russian battery. NYASSALAND RISING. Wellington, Feb 11 The High Commissioner reports London, Feb. 10th, 2 40 pm ,—"The Colonial Office announces that police killed the leader of the rising in Nyas saland on the 3rd inst. MARITZ EXECUTED Capetown, Feb 10 There is an unconfirmed report that tbe Germans have executed Maritz, alleging that he was guilty of treach Gi-y, It is stated that Maritz left the Loyalist camp promising to try and bring in the German artillery. It is believed that the Germans discovered the attack on Kakamas, when they ! narrowly escaped disaster. I GERMANS ANNIHILATED
London. February 10.
Router's Petrograd correspondent forwards the following official state ment : —
"Germans in East Prussia in the peventh section of the .ChorsheleJohannisburg front resumed the offensive with fresh troops, and also undertook simultaneous operations on the two wings at Hasdenen, In re pulsing tbe German attacks, tbe Rua sians succeeded in exterminating an entire battalion. On the left bank of the Vistula the enemy is not active. Judging by abandoned bodies, the Germans lost in killed and woundeo during their sis days' attack on Bor jimob tens of thousands of men."
TURKS FORTIFY ASIA MINOR
London, February 10
The Turks are actively fortifying the coast facing Chios and Mitylene The Goeben has been repaired, and is patrolling the Bospborous day and night. Commercial activity in Acia Minor 1
i.3 at a standstill, and the population is suffering great hardship. LINER BUNK. ] TREACHERY SUSPECTED. London, February 10 The liner Alphonso 111, while lying at anchor in Santander Harbour, eaddunly Hank. The cause is a mystery. Trie ercw were h.s!eep at the 'imo, and the captain was ashore The crew ware saved. As they had to 1< aye th*t»bip .hurriedly, they were unable to investigate tbe origin of tbe disaster, but German conspiiacy is suspected, [Santander Harbour is a port iv the Bay of Biscay in North Spain.]
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WAR IN EUROPE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3477, 12 February 1915