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' LONDON, October 20. (Received October 21, at 8.55 a.m.) The ‘ Times’s ’ naval correspondent suggests the closing of the North Sea against neutrals, to lighten the North Sea fleet’s work.

THE EDINBURGH FACTORY ALLRIGHT. LONDON, October 20. (Received October 21, at 8.55 a.m.) The authorities are satisfied as to the bona Tides of the occupants of the Edinburgh factory that was raided by the military. UNDAUNTED SHOOTS STRAIGHT. LONDON, October 20. (Received October 21, at 8.55 a.m.) The Undaunted’s marksmanship was excellent. Pieces of the enemy’s ships were blown high in the air. A survivor says the German crew were informed that they were going to attack Portsmouth. Several Dutch steamers witnessed the fight. A shell carried away part of the rigging of a Dutch trawler. NEARLY 800,000 RECRUITS. LONDON, October 20. (Received October 21, at 8.55 a.m.) The new army recruits now number 780,000. INTERNING THE ALIENS. LONDON, October 20. (Received October 21, at 9 a.m.) The police are interning Austrians, and Germans of military age at the rate of a hundred per day. In addition, all hotels are announcing that no Gormans o.r Austrians are employed. WIRELESS DISMANTLED. LONDON. October 20. (Received October 21. at 8.55 a.m.) The hospital shin Ophelia was brought to Yannenth for examination by the authorities, and its wireless apparatus was dismantled. WAR RISKS REDUCED. LONDON, October 20. (Received October 21, at 8.55 a.m.) The Atlantic war risks arc reduced to 7e 6d. A CHEEKY VENTURE AT PEMBROKE. IN AMONGST THE GUNS. LONDON. October 20. (Received October 2!, at 8.55 a.m.) A sentry at Pembioke Dock challenged a iiuiu who Was deeping towards the guns. The man eseap.d, but the ecu try hied ami killed a soldier who was sleep itig in a tent, besides u minding another. The sight of one ot the guns was missing, but it was discovered on the track of the stranger's flight. “ ALL ONE BODY WE." (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) OTTAWA, October 20. The South Afriri’n.s Australian l , and New Zealanders resident in Canada have offered for Imperial aitillery service in any part of the Empire, TAKACHIHO WENT DOWN QUICKLY. 271 DROWNED. TOKIO, October 20. (Received October 21. at 8.55 a.m.) The cruiser Takatliiho was on patrol duty when kit by a mine. Destroyers hurried to her assistance, but the miiser disappeared quickly. The rescue work was difficult in the darkness, and 28 officers. 51 petty ollh ers, and 189 .s'-anieu were drowned. NATIONALISTS AND MILITARISM. LONDON. October 20. (Received October 21, at 9 a.m.) A great Na.tionaJi.-t meeting at Westminster (Mr 1. I* O'Connor, M.P., presiding) passed a resolution of cohesion with Mr Redmond's policy, c,tiling on the Irish people to co-operate with the Allies in their efforts on liehalf of the defence of the liberties of Europe against Prussian militarism. GERMANY'S MASTER SPY. A DIRTY BUSINESS. LONDON, October 20. (Received October 21, at 9.15 a.m.) Tim • Dailv Express' describes Steinlutuer, who was recently captured, as the Kaiser’s master spy. He acted in clce-e co-ojreralion with the Potsdam militaij bureaucracy, and established a network of naval and military espionage in Great Britain. He was with abundant money, and thousands of Germans in every walk of life acted as subsidiaries to Steinhaner's When the Kaiser visited England in 1911 btemhauer was a member of his suite, and staved at Buckingham Palace. I he Admiralty and War Office became aware of SteiiiliaueUs role at the end of 1910, m,d thenceforth he was sliadowcd and ms plans hugely Hi wafted. THE KAISER’S PREDICTION. (Loudon ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) LONDON, October 20. _ ‘The Times,’ commenting on the Kaimr’s words to the troops: Wj’ll, bojs, before the leaves fall we>hall all bo back in the dear Fatherland, says it ream looks like it. We arc glad to think that the General Staff is telling t the war god exactly what is happening.’ AN AUSTRALIAN GERMAN CLUB. MELBOURNE, October 21. (Received October 21, at 10.10 a.m.) The Rev.'.Mr Lynch, preaching at Williarnstown Anglican Church, stated that he could produce reliable, witnesses to prove that the receipt of the news of the fall of Antwerp was followed by a whole nmht orgy at the German Club. At a meeting of the council a councillor urged the closer suppression of the German Club, which, ho said, is surrounded bv a high wall. , ~ , ‘Several councillors declared tuat many Britishers were members of the club, and that no danger need be expected from it. THE CANADIANS. LONDON, October 20. (Received October 21, at 9 a.m.) The Canadians lost only 11 horses on the vovace. They possess an extraordinary assortment of mascots and animals. There lias been nothing like the Cana tlians’ force landed in Britain since the days of William the Conqueror (a.d. 1066). THE MARITZ REBELLION. AN IGNOMINIOUS COLLAPSE. CAPE TOWN, October 20. (Received October 21, at 9.35 a.m.) A British column captured three of Maritz’s officers and 70 men. Four other officers and 40 men voluntarily surrendered and volunteered for active service with the Union forces. Many others announce a similar intention. It is reported that Maritz quarrelled with the Germans, who complain of his inaction. General Hertzog’s failure to condemn Maritz and range himself definitely with the Government has excited general gustAUSTRALASIA’S INTERESTS. LONDON, October 20. (Received October 21, at 11.10 a.m.) Sir Charles Lucas, in the course of an article in ‘ The Times ’ on ‘ Impressions of Australia and - the War,’ says : “Australia and the Australians have a very direct interest in the war. In view of the German possessions and trade in the Pacific they may well feel that it is worth paying a large price to strengthen their future position in the Pacific, which they, rightly or wrongly, consider has been insufficiently guarded.”

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER. LONDON. October 20. (Received October 21, at 10.10 a.m.) The Admiralty is supplying to all seamen naval .swimming collars tha-t are capable of rapid inflation. BULGARIA AND RUMANIA IN AGREEMENT. AUSTRIA AND ITALY SCOWLING. LONDON, October 20. (Received October 21, at 10.10 a.m.) The ‘ Daily Mail’s ’ Rome correspondent staten that Rumania has concluded an agreement with Bulgaria assuring Rumania of liberty of movement in the event of war. Reuter states that owing to Prince Hohenlohe’s increasing oppression of Italians in Trieste, the Austro-Italian situation is growing daily graver. GERMANS CAN’T GET AHEAD. IN NORTHERN FRANCE. The High Commissioner reports as follows : LONDON, October 20 (1 p.m.). The Allies gained ground, and repulsed attacks, and arc now in the Chaulncs region. Tim Allies have been fighting for 10 days strenuously north and south of Arras, holding firmly. Advances are recorded on the La Bassee, Aslair, and St. Nazairc fronts, and further progress on the left wing between Lys and La Bassee canal. / In the direction of Lille the Allies (particularly the Belgians) repulsed attacks, and advanced to Unifiers. The enemy’s artillery Is bombarding without result along the front from Nieuport to Vladsloo. [Vladsloo is 16 miles S.W. of Bruges.] WIRELESS RAIDED IN SCOTLAND. LONDON, October 20. (Received October 21, at 1.5 p.m.) It is reported that a house at Kinghorn, commanding a view of tho Firth of Forth, was raided, and a wifeless plant discovered. (Kinghorn is three miles S.S.W, of Kirkcaldy.] ITALY PREPARING. ROME, October 20. (Received October 21, at 1.5 p.m.) King Emmanuel will review his fleet at Taranto on Thursday, in order to counteract the Socialists’ and Clericals’ propaganda, and the absolute neutrality of the leadens of the Radical party, and thus bring Italy morally ready to abandon neutrality. Valiau troop:; are on the LombardoVci’ctian frontier. THE RIGID GERMAN CRITICISED ROME, October 20. (Received October 21, at 1.5 p.m.) The ' Meesagcro'o ’ war correspondent, in a. long Tribute to the British army, contrasts the rigid, mechanical, and brainleft German with the equally disciplined but intelligent Britisher, who, though occupied with wav, still pursues his daily .sports, Undoubtedly the Britisher ie the healthiest, the dva-V-t, and the best fed in the field.

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CLOSING THE NORTH SEA., Issue 15629, 21 October 1914

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CLOSING THE NORTH SEA. Issue 15629, 21 October 1914

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