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GERMANY TO-DAY.

THEATRES AND SPORTS AS USUAL. a deluded population-, bitter hatred of England. (London "Times' and Sydney 'Sun' Scryiees.) LOXDOX. October 19. A 'Times 1 neutral i'oi rcDponden! at Berlin wiites that there is no boasting over (-forman mic, e.*ses. The Berliner* say: " Yes. we've !j;,d \ictorics ; but what of the dead?" Tin- theatres are open and crowded to see patriotic plays. The t rathe is regular. Che wives of the soldiers are acting as tram conductors. The street.-, are brilliantly lighted, spott is reviving, -lie nnivetsitjost are open a.v usual, and the whole population are confident of victory. Educated Germans consider that the retcr.t'on of Belgium is unlikely, the difficulty of ruling it being greater than the advantage. The populace are not discouraged over the failure to reach Parit-. but aie confident their army will yet I litre yet. An armed invasion of England is nut mentioned, but confidence is le|)o>.'d jn the Zeppelins, a large number of which are being crustruded with all speed. The bitterest hatred is shown auainst England, wlio.-e only motive for participating m tin- war -was jealousy of Germany's industrial development and desire to cripple Herman trade Tbeiefore, " woe to England !" WIRELESS OPEN TO RABAI'L. SYDNEY, October 20. (Received October 20, at- 10.25 a.m.) The postal authorities notify that wireloss comniuiiic'.itiori to Rabaul via. Thursday Ishind and Port Moresby is open to pub- !<•• correspondence, but Pros messages are not permitted. THE INTERNED GERMAN STEAMERS. NO CLAIM ON UNDERWRITERS. SyI)XEY. October 20. (Received October 20, at 10.25 a.m.) At a Chamber of Commerce meeting the consignees discussed the position arising out of (he internment of Gorman steamers in neutral ports. Legal advice is that there is no claim on the underwriters for assistance. ! The Government have refused to be a party to any proposal for bringing the ■steamers from Batavia. and will not consent to lay such a suggestion before the Admiralty. The meeting resolved to cable to Burns and Phil]), agents at Batavia, to ascertain the extent of the requirements of the Norddeut scher Lloyd and German-Aus-tralian companies respecting the, transhipment of cargoes from the Boon, Stolberg. Luneberg. Lu'beck, and other steamers now sheltering in .lavan ports. ENEMY'S WOOLBUYERK NOT ALLOWED TO BID. SYDNEY. October 20. (Received October 20, at 10.25 a.m.) At to-day's wool auctions the Germans and Austrian* were not allowed to operate. SUPPLIES f'OR THE KAISERS SHIPS COMMANDEERED AT OCEAN ISLAND. BRISBANE. October 20. (Received October 20, at 11.20 a.m.) A Canadian transport, ha-s arrived fivirt Ocean Island. She reports that while (here a vessel arrived with provisions and ammunition lor the Germans. The provisions were (omniandeerod and the ammunition thrown overboard. It transpired that the bullets were made, of wood. The residents of Ocean Island have formed a strong defence force. (Ocean Island lies just under the Equat-or, to the west of the. Gilbert Islands.] I POLITE REvTRICTJONS ON SPYING. >YDNI.'\", October 20. (Received October 20. at 11.20 a.m.) In the I'Vderal Parliament the Crimes Bill ha,s been reintroduced. It contains drastic, measures for dealing with spies, the penalties ranging from one. to seven years' imprisonment. A MEDAL FOR THE XAVALS. LONDON, October 19. ; Received October 20, at 11.50 a.m.l A distinguished service medal has been established for naval non-commissioned men to meet eases of gallantry where the conspicuous gallantry medal is inapplicable. ' - GERMAN TRUTH ASSOCIATION. TRAVELLERS SAMPLES. LONDON, October 19. (Received October 20, at 11.60 a.m.) ' The German Truth Association have circulated in South America the announcement that a fleet of Zeppelins is in Londun, and that King George was taken prisoner and ransomed for live million pounds in gold. MR MACDONALD IX TROUBLE. • LONDON*, October 19. Addressing a meeting of his constituents at Leicester, Mr Ramsay Mac Donald received a hostile reception. He was greeted with shouts of " Traitor!" [Mr Mac Donald accused Sir E. Grey of "dragging the country into war," and asserted that' the war was entered upon to give the Navy battle practice.]

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GERMANY TO-DAY., Evening Star, Issue 15628, 20 October 1914

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GERMANY TO-DAY. Evening Star, Issue 15628, 20 October 1914

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