WAR IN EUROPE.
ITALY AND GERMANY. ROME. March 31. It is stated that the pourparlers with Germany with a view to securing the maintain - nnce of Italian neutrality by cession of Austrian territory collapsed on Prince yon Bulow declaring that Germany and Austria would never surrender Trieste. FORCES FOR CARPATHIANS. Bekne, Maroh 31. Since Maroh 24th 170 train loads of Saxons and Bavarians have proceeded to the Carpathians.
CREW ESCAPE. LONDON, March 31. U2B torpedoed the Flaminnan, bound from Glasgow for Cape Town, off the Soilly Islands en Tuesday. The crew reached land. Ten shota were iired at the Flaminnan, which was eventually torpedoed. The crew had barely time to tako to thai boats, j The submarine also chased the City of Cambridge for an hour and a half. Shells damnged the Cambridge's deck, but she escaped. AVIATORS AT WORK. AMSTERDAM, March 31. Five aviators attacked Ichleghem, near Thouvout, where there is a iaraie concentration and also a iiying ground Thirty soldiers were killed and sixty wounded. An aviator dropped live bombs on a dock near Bruges where submarines are laid up. The result is not known. RUSSIANS OCCUPY ARTVIN. PETROGRAD, March 31. An official communique states—" We occupied Artvin driving the Turks southwards. GERMAN SUBMARINE DESTROYED. LONDON, March 31. Official—A French cruiser chased a submarine oil Dieppe, and fired heavily on her periscope. She then passed above ihe submarine, and oil rosG to the surface. / A TURKISH ATTACK. SIMLA. Maroh 31. Official—Ten thousand tribesmen attacked Toche, near Miranchan, but were driven across die Durand line after losing two hundred killed and three hundred wounded Tho tribesmen were mainly Zadrau3 and a few Mongals. They wore opposed by two squadrons of cavalry, a mountain battery, the 10th Jats, tbe 52nd Sikhs and the North Wazirisan militia under Brigadier.Q-eneral Fane, A recounaissanco later showed no trace oi the marauders*
GERMANS USE PETHOL BOMBS
LONDON, March 31. A doctor serving with tbe field artillery confirms tbe German uee of petrol bombs. Moat of the men in one seotion of the trenches were burned to death. The writer ad'is— "In some etorming parts at Nieuva Cbappelle not a single officer or man was hit alive "
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WAR IN EUROPE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3411, 2 April 1915