DIARY OF THE WAR
The following is in continuation ot our dailv summary of the mam events of the war" The last instalment appeared m our .issue of the 17th inst. : October 17.—The general position of the allied armies in France is satisfactory.---The enemy is said to bo dissatisfied th his rate of progress, and to admit the superiority of French artillery the.— The German ambulance and hospital arrangements at Metz and elsewhere are said to be appalling in their horrors. The retreating Germans are wrecking the Belgian coal mines along then' Ime of retreat. —The war is costing the Mother Land £5,500,000 a week.—The Russians are ceaselessly bombarding Pr/emysl, and inflicted loss upon the Austrians to the south. —The Botha Government are adopting the _ sternest measures to suppress the Maritz rebellion.—Sir John French’s movement from the Allies’ lines was carried through without a hitch. The troops are delighted with the change.—Enteric is said to be rife in the German trenches. —A German cruiser sank the cruiser Hawke in the North Sea. The 52 survivors were landed at Aberdeen. —The ‘ Morning Post ’ eh arses tha Government with undue leniency in the matter of their treat merit of aliens.—Austria is making a supreme effort against Pmssia, by calling out all youths of from 17 to 20. A great battle has begun between M arsaw and the Dniester, along a front of 280 miles. Over 4,000,000 troops are said to be engaged.—A medical missionary from Northern Rhodesia accuses the Germans of stirring up the natives to burn and kill.
October 19.—The Germans occupy Ostenct. j —The action on the Allies' left wing 1 continues with vigor.—Potrograd re- i ports a German defeat, with great loss, j rear Kieler.—The Undaunted and four j destroyers sank four German destroyers j off the Dutch coast.—There are 17,000 Glerman troops in Antwerp.—The bombardment of Ehcims is resumed. —A war tax of £IOO,OOO is demanded of Binges. —The Kaiser is reported to have said : *‘l should like the English to meet the Bavarians just once.”—The bombardment of Cattaro continues.—The British Ambassador at" Constantinople has issued a, circular denying the of German fairy tales.—England beginsp to realise the seriousness of the Germanmenace within her own borders.—Japan | dominates the town of Tsing-tao.—Ten j thousand Londoners, on the call of Mr j T. P. O’Connor, vow never to sheath' the eword until Belgium is avenged.— There are 1,300,000 men organised for war in Great Britain.
October 20.—The Allies in the past few days have driven the enemy back 30 miles. —Rumors that the Germans have left Ostend, —Enteric and exhaustion arc making havoc in the German trenches.— It is believed in Peking that Teing-iao will surrender,—There have been antiGerman riots m Mouth London.—‘lho Times’ complains that the authorities have not recognised the seriousness of the alien spy menace. —General Botna warns General Hertzog of his dangerous complacency in connection with the Muntz rebellion.—Germany and Austria are said to lie sending Turkey money, guns, and men.—The German Truth Association announce that King George V- was captured by Zeppelin airships, and ransomed or. payment of £55,020.000. —Turkey has refused to dischargs the German crews from the Goebcn and Breslau.— Japanese cruiser Takachiho strikes a mine in Kiao-chau Bay ; 271_ officers and men were drowned.—Berlin is said to be enjoying itself, satidied with German successes and confident of the end. October 21. —Germans are said to be pouring into France ; others arc making for Ostend.—Heavy fighting is reported at Nieuporf, also around Arras. —ine captain of the Undaunted sent two messages—viz. ; “ Pur.u ing four German destroyers” and Sunk the lot.’—Antwerp is said to be waterless and practically deserted. —It is said that the Kaiser is endeavoring to secure America's recognition of himself as ‘‘ruler of Belgium.’ —Fierce fighting continues near Warsaw. —There, aie 780,000 new British Army recruits.—Atlantic tear risks have been reduced to 7s 6d.— A British column settles the fate of the Maritz rebellion in SAV. Africa. Japan occupies the Marshall and Caroline Islands.
October 22.—The enemy attack the Allies from La Basese to the Meuse, with no beneficial results.—Signor Garibaldi characterises the war as unnecessary and atrocious, and regrets Italy is not actively participating against it.—The Canadian military authorities have discovered a widespread Austrian plot.— One hundred distinguished British scientists advise their German contemporaries to ascertain the facts.—British warships oft’ the Belgian coast shell the German army, with satisfactory results. —‘The Times’ says the hopelessness of the struggle is beginning to dawn upon the Germans. —Tna ‘Daily Mail’ reports a feeling of genuine confidence among the Allias.—Portugal is reported to have
sent 12,000 - troops into Prance.—The I 'fighting in the Warsaw district continues. It is stubborn, merciless, and
fought amid ceaseless rain. October 23.—The British Admiralty thanks
Japan for her efforts, energy, and invaluable service.—Germany is provoking the Portugal Royalists to revolt The German cruiser Emden sinks four
British steamers and a £40.000 dredge
belonging to Tasmania. —The German position on the Belgian seaboard is said to bs critical.—There has been much
hard fighting all along_ the. Allies’ left, with the honors on their side.—At Lille there was cruel destruction and death among the villages, both armies shelling them.—British Government arrest hundreds of Austrians and Germans in the United Kingdom.—The great battle south ox Przemysl continues with unabated vigor and slaughter.—Austria is ravaged with smallpox, plague, cholera, t.vphoid, and lockjaw.—l he German Press arc attacking their own Chancellor.—lt is repotted that the German Governor of Brussels has warned all Germans to leave within 48 hours.—ihe Navv League, in their Trafalgar Day manifesto, announce that the administration of the Navy leaves nothing to be desired, and that‘they will exhort the nation to oppose any policy short of the complete destruction of the German menace.
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DIARY OF THE WAR, Evening Star, Issue 15632, 24 October 1914