WAR IN EUROPE.
FEENCH BAEQUS TORPEDOED
The Norwegian steamer Falkland which arrived at Philadelphia from London reports the rescue of four of the crew of the French barque Jean Bernadoette bound to Grandbanks for fish when she was attacked by a German submarine. Thirty of her crew are believed to have been drowned.
MELBOURNE, May 18 In the House of Representatives the treasurer Sir A. J. Peacock introduced taxation on war profits bill and a petition in favour of Compulsory service, containing 70,000 names was presented.
GERMAN MINE LAYER. COPENHAGEN, May 17 A German mine layer was blown up at Falsterbo by her own mines. One man was killed. A portion of the crew were rescued.
MEN CALLED UP,
GENEVA, May 17
All Turks up to sixty two years of age have been called up for service.
FAMINE STRICKEN CITY, LONDON, May 17 The Balkan correspondent of
the "Times" says Constantinople is threatened with famine. The majority of Christians are reduced to extreme misery. ! Traders are compelled to close ; up business and forced to give ' up all money. Their appeals are , useless, a Mohammedan's testi- vmony is accepted boforc that of a Christian. Terrorism is rampant, almost all foodstuffs are ticketed. The Russian advance in Asia Minor is driving re-
fugees here and the provision stocks are diminishing. Deaths from starvation occur daily. Business is at a standstill and prices are increased twenty times the normal cost. The regularly salaried Germans live extravagently, incurring the hatred of unpaid Turkish officials.
ALLIES IN BRITAIN. The Bethel Green. "Tribunal" strongly protested against the presence of 200,000 allied aliens of military age in Britain, apart from 220,000 enemy aliens. The meeting expressed the opinion that it was a scandalous thing that Belgian, French and German aliens were allowed to steal British jobs. The allied of military age were refusing to join the armies as they would be regarded as deserters, but there were no means of compelling them to return to their own countries.
NOTE FROM AUSTRIA. AMSTERDAM, May 17
Austria has sent a note to Allies and Neutrals alleging that submarine attacks have been made on Austro-Hungarian merchantmen. The latest affair was that of the Dubrorenith sunk on the Dalmatian coast on May 9th.
STEAMER BLOWN UP LONDON, May 19 The steamer Batavia bound with general cargo from London to Rotterdam was blown up. Four of crew perished.
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WAR IN EUROPE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3547, 19 May 1916
WAR IN EUROPE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3547, 19 May 1916
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