WAR IN EUROPE.
HIGH COMMISSIONER'S REPORT.
Tbe High Commissioner reports— London, July 26
"General French reports: -On Wednesday we repulsed a bomb attack on crater caused by tbe explosion of our mine west of Hooge reported on Tues day Our heavy artillery silenced a heavy trench mortar assisting the attack. Later, we made some ground by occupying the crater of a German mine and linking it to our trenches. Oo Saturday we repulsed another heavy bomb attaok on our trenches round the crater near Hooge." THE EASTERN CAMPAIGN; London, July 25.
Fierce fighting continues on the Russian front. The Germans claim that on the Vistula and tbe Bug the Russian resistance bn<* been broken.
The well informed Pntrograd correspondent of the "Morning Post," in a remarkable despatch to day eulogising ihe Grand Duke's strategy, says that in the recent campaign the German advances were mode every time over ground abandoned by tbe Russians not after defeat but in the execution of a well thought out general plan.
PUBLIO SERVICE IN LONDON London, July 25.
Tbo Bishop of London, in full cononicals, with the escort of the London R'fle Brigade, of which be is chaplain, presided at a public service. The chaplain beaded a march of 3500 London Territorials from Trafalgar Square to St. Paul's, where the Bishop conducted open air services from the steps despite a heavy downpour of rain, Crowds, composed largely of women, lined tbo route.
PROGRESS AT VOSGES.
700 PRISONERB TAKEN.
Paris, July 25
A communique Btates ■ —"In the Vosges at Bandesapeb we captured a very powerful defensive works extend ing between the Fontenelte Height and the village of Dubois We also occupied a group of houses forming the southern part of tbe village, and captured 700 un wounded prisoners belonging to four different battalions and a machine gun company.
HONOURS TO SOLDIERS.
GENERAL BOTHA'S ADVICE Capetown, July 25.
The University has conferred a Dootorship of Laws upon General Botha, General Smuts and Mr Merriman. The students gave an uproari ous ovation to tbe recipients. The Duke of Connanght, who ia Chancellor to the University, cabled bis congratulations. General Botba, in a speech, said tbat wben be saw Dutch and British sitting in one trench, who in South Africa would dare to break their friendship, Too much blood bad al' ready been spilt in South Africa. He uttered a warning against a continuance of bitterness.
GERMAN PLANS AND MAP THAT FAILED.
Capetown, July 25. Genetal Botha, in his speech, declared that an interesting discovery made in German South west Africa was a German map drawn up on the basis of a supposed peace made in Borne in 1916. It showed the whole of South Africa south of the equator as a greater German Empire with tbe smallest portion marked as a Boer Reservation. He Ihad also received information tbat the German Governor corresponded with the Kaiser, whose answer was, "I shall not only recognise South Africa's independence but ever guarantee it provided a rebellion is started immediately." The Germans in Damaraland added General Botha bad bung and shot natives in cold blood Tbe Ger attitude towards the natives was a grave menace to the Union, and was one reason why tbey oould not give up the country General Botha, in conclusion, referred enthusiastically to the proposed contingent for Europe w'ncb showed that South Africa was prepared to continue to do her duty on the battlefields of Europe, and show the world that she stands for freedom and justice. TURKISH DEFEAT.
London, July 25. Tbe Press Bureau states tbat Sheick Hoffman, near Aden, was recaptured on July 21. The Turks were pursued for five miles, and tbe place is now securely held from near Lathej. Our casualties numbered twenty-five. THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN.
London, July 25. The "Morning Post's", correspondent at Budapest states tbe general opinion is that Gorizia is doomed.
Violent engagements have laßted for the past six weeks The fiercest engagements were at Bridgehead, where every kind of weapon was used, Austrian troops engaged were brought from tbe Carpathians owing to their experience of defensive warfare. Both sid.s have lost heavily, especially the Austrians.
Tbe order has been issued that Gorizia must be defended to the last, but it is understood in Budapest that
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preparations have been made for it t" be evacuated, the Auetrians desiring to prevent damage to the town.
RIOTS IN AMERICA.
New York, July 25
Serious rioting is reported in connection with the strike at the Standard Oil Works at Bayon. Four strikers were killed and numbers wounded in skirmishes between the Guards and crowds of strikers, there being many revolver volleys. Powerful searoblights helped to keep the rioters in check, but sniping continued through the night. In the early morning a score of strikers tried to reach .the wall surrounding tbe works with oil soaked waste, intending to burn it down. Tbe Guards fired, and two men fell. I Hundreds of shots were exchanged. Later another batch tried to approach with fifty pounds of dynamite. The Guards opened fire and drove them back.
Tbe Sheriff has asked the Government to call out troops. Tbe strikers demand fifteen per cent addition in wages. The manager has announoed that they must return to their places and wotk four days before tbey will grant a conference.
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WAR IN EUROPE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3478, 27 July 1915
WAR IN EUROPE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3478, 27 July 1915
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