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WAR IN EUROPE.

HIGH COMMISSIONER'S CABLE. -

The Prime Minister has received the following from the High Commissioner :—

London April 19. The loss of life on tbe Monitan was twenty four known to be drowned and twenty seven missing, due to one boat captsizing in the water and another bile lowered owing to a breaking

d avit. The transport herself was un d amaged. In the Valley of Aisne to wood Saint Mars a German bayonet charge

to the Allies' trenches was stopped

by artillery inflicting serious losses A mine explosipn followed the attack. Allies carried sixty metres of the enemy's trenches in Lorraine. In the neighbourhood of the forest at Depary the enemy made several at tacks, which were unsuccessful. The Allies progressed in the region of Schen EpfeureithA French aviator, after brilliant pur suit, brought down a "German, who fell in enemy's lines in Belgium." RECONNOITRING IN ASIA MINOR.

London, April 18. The Press Bureau states that on Friday, the 16th, three aeroplanes flew from the Suez Canal to Elvirr, 25 miles from Elarish, and dropped

nine bombs effectively. About 200 tents were seen, but none of the enemy's troops were observed 'within Bight of Elvirr, though one or two outposts are known to exist. MORE ' BOMBARDMENT. On tbe same day a French cruiser, assisted by a seaplane, bombarded a Turkish camp near EI Arish, No large number of- troops were seen, though the enemy fired on the cruiser and the seaplane harmlessly On Saturday the French crui?er again-bombarded the camp at Gaza inflicting considerable damage on the troops.

GERMANY'S TERMS OP PEACE.

London, April 19. In a letter to tbe pro-German meeting, Dr yon Dernburg, professing to speak with full authority, intimated that tbe terms on which Germany would be prepared to consider peace were:—(l) She would surrender Bel gian territory and help to rebuild and re establish the country;; (2) To make a trade route through Belgium; (3) An international guarantee of the abso lute freedom of the seas to all nations, and international control of all cables and mail services.

THE RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN.

Petrograd, April 19

There was desperate fighting in the Carpathians on Thursday in the sec tion between Telepbolsch and Zuella

Tbe Russians consolidated their positions, and took 1100 prisoners The enemy suffered great losses. Tbe guns captured at Prezemysl totalled over a thousand,"

GREEK STEAMER TORPEDOED London, April 19.

The Greek steamer Ymuiden, while on her way to Monte Video, was tor pedoed in the North Sea. The crew were saved.

Mines which had recently been pushed ashore in Holland proved to be dummies constructed of wood and canvas, suggesting that tbe Germans were short of explosives, and need bogies to frighten Dutch shipping. SUBMARINE El 5 RUNS AGROUND. The Admiralty states tbat the submarine Elo while reconnoitring a mine field, went agronnd atKephez at Constantinople. It is officially stated that twentyfour of the orew were rescued and made prisoners, and tbat seven were missing

The Press Bureau states that the British force at Swaiba on the 14th inst, captured two hundred prisoners, several machine gune, and a large amount of ammunition.

The enemy comprise Arabs and two divisions of regulars with thirtytwo guns. They are still retreating.

AUSTRIANS ATTACK ITALIANS.

I Paris, Apil 18. The "Figaro" asserts that Austrian troops attacked an Bersagliere regiI ment and were driven back to Austrian soil. Many were killed on ' both sides. ! FURTHER BOMBARDMENT. A Constantinople telegram states that the battleships Majestic and Swiftfire bombarded tbe fortifications near Gabe Tepeho on Thursday,

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WAR IN EUROPE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3451, 20 April 1915

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WAR IN EUROPE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3451, 20 April 1915

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