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AISTRTANS STRENGTHKNINf} TCRKS. LONDON. October 19. (Received October 20, at 9.45 a.m.) •The TimoV Alliens 'correspondent >tates thai Germany 1 evently -ent to Turkey a million iu gold, and that consignments of heavy (,'iins continue. Eight hundred Austrian sailor- and workmen have arrived at Constantinople for service iu the Turkish warships and forts. SPIES IN FRASCE. MGMM. THE CHAMPAGNE MAN. IN FOR IT. A SCHEME TO BLOW CP PARIS. LONDON, October 19. ■ Received October 20, at 10 a.m.) The " Daily Express\ ' Paris correspondent stales that 15 .-pies at Sillery (a village in the Rheinis district) were diot in 12" days. The majority of them were French workmen receiving a hundred francs a week. The epidemic of espionage was traced to Mumm, of champagne fame, who told his employees that the industry would shortly be German, and that if they cared for their own interests they would do all they could tu help the Germans. Mumm is now a prisoner. A German bought a property adjoining the Charenton quarries, near Paris, and a building was erected by tender by German architects for the manufacture of reinforced concrete. A icceut visit revealedthe fact that a 60ft shaft had been sunk into the underground quarries, where military material and explosives MifKcienl to explode the town were stored. [Charenton is rive miles S.E. of Paris.] A GERMAN CAMP SURPRISED. P Alt IS. October 19. '.Received October 20, at 9.45 a.m.)

Details of an engagement fit, St. .Miliiel on the Hi'd October state a battery of mountain guns on mules ami a battalion of Territorial-, with searchlights, advanced by night through the forests, guided by foresters. They encountered the German outposts two miles from the bridge. The Territorials surprised the camp, arid searchlights lit up the bridge, which the guns destroyed. Many Germans were bayoneted, and many drowned in the river. 181. Mihici is a small French town on the Mouse .River. 11 miles X.XAV. of CVmimercy.] RAILWAY COLLUSION. PARIS, October 19. (Received October 20, at 9.45 a.m.) It is reported that 50 refugees were killed and 100 injured by a railway collision ;\t Boulogne. AMERICA RAISING A WAR TAX. WASHINGTON. October 19. (Received October 20, at 9.45 a.m.! The pa>sed a War Tax Rill to raise a hundred million dollars annually. It is expected that it will be collected uii amusements, beer, spirits, tobacco, increased telephone and telegraph rates, increased stamp duties, and legal documents. A DISGUISE!) MIXKLAYLR. LONDON. October 19. :Received October 20, at 10 a.m.) The Central News Agency states that a wa.rship and two destroyers captured a minelayer disguised as a hospital ship. The I'ress liureau does not confirm this. ONK AUSTRIAN SI BM.VRIXE I'ML LL'SS. CETTIXJE. October 19. (Received October 20, at 10 a.m.) The French cruiser Waldeck 'Rousseau sank nn Austrian submarine near the Gulf of Cattaro on Saturday. CM II'RE OF AN OIL-TANK KTLAMER. OTTAWA, October 19. (Received October 20. at 10 a.m.) A warship captured the German oiltaok. steamer iWendilla after leaving New York, and she was brought to Halifax. Tho Brondill.r was transferred to the American regisf-jr after the declaration of war, and it is believed that elio carried stores for the enemy's, cruisers. ENGLAND'S WELCO.MK TO BELGIANS. fhanck greicts 'nin goyekxment. (London 'Times' and Sydney 'Sun' Services.) LONDON. October 19. Every city . : n tlrs United Kingdom is offering hospitality to the Belgians. 'The l">mcs' save editorially: "The iN'ttiort rejoices to do soinethirg for these most unhappy innocent victims of ernel fate. We are unable to protect their homes,, but we are finding them new ones, where they may safely rest in the darkest hour of ill eh'* country's night, to await the dav of restoration." President Poincar«, in welcoming- the Belgian Ministry at Havre, said: "We were among -Jib guarantors of Belgian neutrality, but not of those who disown their signature. The heroism of your nation has j-er.derod our duty utillmore sawed to carry through out- work to the. end -with fraternal ardor."

P.UIUAL OF A RUSSIAN PRINCE (London 'Times' »sdSydney •Site' S«Tice«.) LONDON". October 19. Prince Oh-.;,', the first Prince of the House of Romanoff who has laid down hi« life on th : > battlefield, was buried at Petcugrad with imposing ceiomony.

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GERMAN GOLD AND GUNS FOR TURKEY., Issue 15628, 20 October 1914

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GERMAN GOLD AND GUNS FOR TURKEY. Issue 15628, 20 October 1914

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