TREACHERY AT VENICE
London, July 7. The captain and engineer of the German steamer Lemos, interned at Venice, have been sentenced to ten years' imprisonment for spying at night and signalling information to the Austrian fleet.
A squadron of hydroplanes, manned by French naval airmen, under the command of Lieutenant Oantieau, has been stationed at Venice to protect the city, and also for the purpose of reconnoitring the Austrian fleet's movements, The Government is hastening the construction of numerous hydroplanes,
Rome, July 7 Six thousand Italians, captured In Galicia, have been sent to Italy.
[Thi3 message is an ambiguous one, and must be incorrect] THE ITALIAN FRONTIER
Vienna, July 7.
The Archduke Eugene presided over a War Council at Innebruck of Ger man and Austrian generals, who bitterly debated the situation. Three Austrian generals on the Italian frontier have been L re!ieved of their commands.
BOMBS ON VESSELS
LONDON, July 7,
Tho Government officials discovered three trans-Atlantio liners sailing from New York for Havre during May with cargoes of contraband which had bombs aboard. The dis. coveries were made before sailing. It is believed that there is an exteusive German plot to destroy as many of the Allied ships as possible.
LONDON, July 7,
At the Dardanelles the Turkish general attack on Monday was the most important yet made. Al 4 o'olock in the morning they opened with an extremely heavy artillery fire against against our first line, and at° tempted several infantry attacks. None of these reached our trenches as our artillery deoimated them and our rifle fire and machine guns mowed down most of the rest. Dead Turks were strewn over the field o f battle.
The Turkish Asiatic batteries continuously cooperated in the attack, and also aaroplanos which were bombing our lines. A Turkish battleship was also firing while cruising basween Maidoa and Chanak.
Fifteen Allied aeroplanes at nightfall bombed the aerodrome at Chanak, bitting the principal shed.
I LONDON, July 7. Before reaching Qfcavi, many of Genera l Botha's Free State men made a night march of forty miles over waterless tracks, and then engaged in a running fight for several miles through thorn bush country. The Germans used the cover of the bushes throughout their retirement. The men of the Union were often within a few yards of them, but, owing to their exhaustion and the density of the country, they were obliged to suspend the pursuit.
Colonel Zrog, the Burgher commandant, declares that evidence discovered in tbo oouree of the campaign proves conolußively that Germany had made complete prepara , tions to conquer South Africa.
A GERMAN MIHCEEANT New York, July 7 Holt, the assailant of Mr Morgan, who attempted to commit suicide by opening one of the veins in his forearm, from which he subsequently died, before his death confessed that be bad despatched dynamite on board the steamships Saxomc and Philadelphia with a view to wrecking them at sea. The navy authorities at onco communicated by wireless with the steamers. The Philadelphia replied that a searoh failed to disclose the dynamite. The Saxonic has not yet replied.
Holt has beeo identified as Professor Erich Muenter, ofStavard University, who was wanted for murdering bis wife ad Cambridge, Massacbussets in 1906.
Rome, JulyV A communique states that one of the most common Austrian tricks in the laon2o if for parties of men in advanced positions to raise their hands
and then suddenly fall on their faces and unmask dense lines of sharpshooters.
UNION GUNS OFFERED
London, July 7 The Imperial Government bas gratefully accepted the Union Govern ments offer of Borne heavy batteries and an Imperial contingent.
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TREACHERY AT VENICE, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3473, 9 July 1915