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THE CANADIAN CONTINGENT.

TO BE READY IN TWO MONTHS. LONDON, October 17. The Canadian disembarkation continued on Friday wHh strict secrecy. The equipment is exct*ent. Each man has an ample supply of shirts, three blankets, and a waterproof sheet. Privates are paid a dollar and 10 cents daily, in addition to separation allowance. They are also receiving full wages. The Canadian camp is at Bulford, on Salisbury Plain. 12 miles from any town, where there will be no distractions from the business of preparing for the war. At present they are in tents, but wooden huts are being prepared. The camp is strictly teetotal. The men are determined to he ready for the front within two months. GOOD MEN. (London ‘ Times ’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, October 16. ‘ The Times ’ describes editorially the Canadian contingents as being as fine material as any soldier could wish to lead. They are mostly men of superior intelligence and education. BOMBARDMENT OF RHEIMS. PARTS, October 17. The bombardment of Rheims Cathedral was resumed on Tuesday. A shell wrecked the gallery. Three shells fell in the Law Courts. BRUGES MUST PAY. AMSTERDAM, October 17. A war tax of £IOO,OOO has been inflicted on Bruges. THE GERMAN PROGRAMME INDEFINITELY POSTPONED. PARIS, October 17. A copy of the list of hostages which the German commanders drew up in expectation of the capture of Paris includes trading French and English commercial men, the Ambassadors of the Triple Entente, editors of prominent newspapers, and the correspondents of the chief London newspapers, A DESPERATE ADVENTURE. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) LONDON, October 16. The London ‘ Times’s ’ naval correspondent describes any German invasion scheme as a desperate adventure, the obstacles to which are overwhelming. SO SHOULD WE. AMSTERDAM, October 17, The 4 Lokal Anzeiger ’ states that the Kaiser, in congratulating the Bavarian Army Corps, said : “ I should like the English to meet the Bavarians just once.’ 1 bombarding cattaro. ROME, October 17. The bombardment ef Cattaro has been resumed with the greatest violence by the fleet and from Mount Tonchin. Daring the riight six French ships, in response to a wireless call, rushed in search of an Austrian torpedo boat flotilla which was attacking one of the Allies’ vessels. A submarine struck one Avdrian torpedo boat, but. the rest escaped, j

AUSTRIA COURTING TROUBLE. ROME, October 16. The Governor of Trieste’s <M. Hohcnlohe) expulsion of Italian subjects working in the Austrian dockyards in consequence of the Montfalcon’s fire is causing a great ferment in Italy. IF RUMANIA ATTACKS AUSTRIA. LONDON, October 16. The Athens correspondent of the * Daily Telegraph’ states that Turkey and Bulgaria have made a binding agreement for a combined attack on Rumania if Rumania attacks Austria. A PREPARED EXHIBITION OF DUM-DUM BULLETS. BERNE, October 16. The German Legation invited an inspection of dum-dum bullets taken from French and British soldiers. The Swiss champion rifle shot, Itadelhofen, states that all were roughly and recently, altered by means of a fiie, and ho concluded that the exhibition had been specially prepared. ANSWERING GERMAN LIES. CIRCULAR TO TURKISH CONSULS. CONSTANTINOPLE, October 17. The British Ambassador (Sir Louis Mallet) has circularised the Consuls in Turkey, denying the fantastic reports from German sources that the Russians have invaded Persia and that risings have occurred in Afghanistan, India, and Egypt. Sir Louis points out that the German commander closed the Dardanelles because a Turkish destroyer officered by Germans had been turned back by the British fleet, and that the British had previously notified Turkey that the destroyer was considered as part of the Gorman fleet while officered and manned hy Germans.

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THE CANADIAN CONTINGENT., Evening Star, Issue 15627, 19 October 1914

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THE CANADIAN CONTINGENT. Evening Star, Issue 15627, 19 October 1914

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