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LAST WORD IN FEROCITY-. I THE NEW GUNNERY. DIRECTED FROM THE BLUE. RIDDLE OF THE FUTURE. DIRIGIBLES STILL TO COME. [By A. Si>KKfT..] Tiataliiar Day must have been a. dreadful day at Dixmude and M.iddlckerke. The pictine irix-en by Mr Ashmead Bartktt and Mr Philip Gibbs chows a maximum of ferocity. Pans; of tJio American. C.'ivii War had pieviously been the limit on the Satanic st.n-L'v of modern war, but. Dix- | inude bents. The picture as presented fiuvpasfccd oven the* righting at the "Bloody ! at Spottsvlvania in May, 1864. Ono tioies quite quickly the part played by the German artillery. *i'li«" Runs of .in army corps weie concentra-tod on Dixmiidc. 'that would bo 160 field Rtins and 'lB machine .ttiuis. "Jack Johnt*m " (brontrhi down from Antwerp) was booming ion. Foxv combatants were visible. This is in keeping with the account* L'ix-e-n by soldki-.s wounded in other battles and now buck in Britain. A private of the n'loiieester Regiment has placed the. following on record: "An aeroplane, comes first, and then a shower of shells fiom a, wood. People who say that the German artillery tire- if- in) -ood simply don't know what they are laikirrj about. J can only fifjiiro it as L-ciiii! MJinothiiiff wore? than the Jljolltll Of Iklh" A wounded meminr of tlio Black Watch told 'The. Times' thai he. could pivc a connected account o; Minis, but had Irsb itnmoiy ot tiie battle of Cambria, so terriMe was it. Al! that he could remember 'waft iiiat. lie. heard the owning roll-call of j the Gordon )iiodiiariders en the fourth or jlifth day. ami only 370-170 out. of 1.000 j ant-v.eieeJ to their names. ' But Jbxinudc, en Trafalgar Day, seems ! to have been Averse. Not, a, bouse csIriqcd; tii' Town Hall was riddled; the i cluuc-h w KS a I>L> >"< -.urn. In ti« inferno th- \ des|'«'v:itc-. demoiud infantry taunted each 'other. Tlvi Geimans cli.i'r/erj wi/Jl the ; <-iy " Bayoinic " : the Yroii.-.h idnmted " Ja.'. .fa!'' c : Yes. yes"), as much as to say "Take that."' Ilie-i- ar.cient enemies have net. forgotten former wair.. in which one culled the other " Pigskins." The Germans said: ".Bavonnc! we will push you j back there : hack to the most southerly ! town in France." The. French replied, ; ".'Ja! da! Just come yioi'ig and do it." : Then idcht fell. Jlixmude was a. furnace. ! Tbesv (wii advciiinroihs correspondents—- | perhaps the first, who have got rijjht to the. j front---think that if A'on Kluck's winfr 1 sees the xxhie German line must tro too. I l" ndoubtcdly. But. this is looking far I ahead. It i.s one. of t lie uci;de.-t of lines, bent las it is in the thapu of the. letter Z. but | .so bin:.' as both side? can send in icr-cive | after icserve the ','eoinetfy of the battlej lie!.! does not matter -at. least not much. ;Only after the mas.-acie is it that the i stiateu-ist i;et.s to work asrain. and -nnjjlcp, j salients, and i e-en trains, count' for full i value. THK \KW SKY PILOT \\< ' r n if „i x i * t \\\ 1> Timi t \ i Him n ml < c ir i r- n ])] -jud w< i e s in,. } Iwiin t 1 I < C K l\ tn t-fa r in ) ] i<. kii n. i < n the ( einnil flariK H M ridle kerJ ( io! 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Mr o loxv] on tie air; I iro r t Trif ( crmari tloxrlx dosKend"; I o the srround. Ho is wounded. To-day we, Fee in the cables that, two Gorman aeroplanes hax-o been shot down j at. Mondidiar. a. third at Rheims, a fourth | at GravHnes. «nd a fifth at Amiens. I Whether by balloon pun fire or piddy air I scene described above tre do not know, t but five out. of Germany's 800 have gone. Alii ARROWS. Arrows from the air were ailuded to yesterday, th© second time in the war. The steel arrows which the .French aeroplanes carry were shot down on cavalry from a height of something over half a mile. Primarily this revived missile is intended for attack on Zeppelins. Incendiary shell is more or less futile on these air kings, since the burn in the shell is extinguished an soon as it enters the hydrogen. liulleU do not make a enough, perforation, Uio -calib.ro of an aero-

plane gun being small. It is possible thai the French intend to try the effect of showers of arrows when the struggle with the Zeppelins comes. So far there is no authentic account of combat between dirigible and aeroplane. The dirigible, however, ought to prove the superior skyfighter. ALAS, THOSE GAUGES: I suppose I -was the first .writer who pointed out in New Zealand what the railway trausre question wotdd mean to the Russians "tactically and what the salient of Poland would 'mean strategically. Such scandals are uraaily hushed tip a* far as l.wsiblc, but Dr Georges Parieet, professor of Modern History at the University of \ancy. and accredited correspondent at, the Russian headquarters, has pot » thing about them in print to-day. Ireviously we had only haa one mendacious cable on the. subject. Wo were led to believe that the conflict of would be all to the advantage of the Russians. Now Dr Pariset tails us that the, Russians an> rdavinj; the iir.es. It means a new permanent way, the broaden m;r ot ihu ballast and sleepers from 4tt to pit. 4h the lines in Galicia are at present they (■a.n onlv transport 10.000 Aufetn.nns and stores per day one way or the other ; no Russians at all. The Russian peasant in the armies bleeds; the Russian raiiway •' iob-ber'' laughs. "Perhaps the Hursian reconstmction oi the line mav 1«> a little, faster than the. •advnnce of " their armies. They have, ■W.OOO German and Austrian pn.soiiers on their hands, and tbeso will certain.y be put to pick-ond-shovel weok-BADGER-GOOD NAMK. It may be threadbare coincidence but British ships which succeed in the North rW always seem named aright, Jn the action of October 27 the destroyei to which manv of the honors came was the Laurel. The ship which dealt the deoo.■ncc stroke was the Lion. the crm>.<r which lifted the gloom off the Milking ot the Hawl" -as tho Undaunted -ow vi eu tint the dctmti wl lrh In p t hei beal into i Ociniin sul n nine i 'he P idgei Beirut 1 om V \en oi \ l > \ whole e i\ n "\ Uj.mil i 1 uer qu or the vn tuo o Mine tinpieii as though there vno omething m i lie 1 ia H ci lw. put m ti iffit t the (hid destiom bi Mieeinc i nth i bent '•ten 1 he comment l \ on it ' i the intui of i r rrrtt }> utii i ol >ii„ i ' mifpzine htiiatuM in \ »i \Hi l hj ! rr Ail theic w ie t i he no n lit 1 onot hi »brr in in in cl<- c qu a tu The nnn m the tied was Hi hid 1] \ a enoußh I fmtuinu lv t i the iinpi? i -ind the l nn i the sti it 4h aie i daih i euirfiK nn M o the rim w i ol olete or oh i If lii* or omdhinc il mp: (iie lent ti i n mm lint l nn nc 1 . i in nil ig 1 i n c 1 p i | W d hm is the Taipei Ho Wi e 1 ro\ lit ef r'un 1 i it mn be i i ! might inouh w id n mi V i | irm m 1 ( lulhini lie the French I 7 irjj.uar.l Pun i rnhlic hooiricn'i | hirdi el "ol Iriiuli 1 idi n id n 1 ! I ( IHI in i \ Tun i I in | there l 1 it i hj ! M IHP WJ) t V\ I A\ c c lh mm n ni. noui i (it ern la ill 1 ui ei A ldim "Ni i t' «.ntic i bed i nip hj i bin pic l lh it it w n milli i urn I x movement n i * i hi i ue oi n forces, e.'icli seeking to push tl e < ) nf_ain t the v ill \ rrdn i in < fm \ c hm m t lice p pi on hj ipmouh d u the, < en tn I nleitiiii tels th w cue penaent in b n i ia| Ii i ru iid ntf he line! in m m<mt oi iant II \<lo]i hj lo\ e> the \ui hj Jin rd tin uttu ii i le nil ' rl i l dn pn i ut condit in J.be dn of he h\ d l ) hi j.on (lone? Like the lame in tlis wai. the i ini oi ilu 1 a Ij.ei tl u < ot \ i ( e 11 n \ b i i i in' th 1 ?i I ide, at. Port, Arthur, the- fort has died I 1 iilml el i hj I i u Id n I e i n 1 •velopinnit in i in hi ab hj he 1 or tho moment, but it has not xo.-ip. Nc one hj 1 lie 1 th I it 1 ut the wai i dependent, rmd the war correspondent i teinllf f 1'» innate mud ini i tin* t io b t \ id tit . ' \( I n 1 1 ft Ui na i u i ii ii ii ru 1 i i 'i i, 1 hj 1 1 Mini, m "hj % - l \ n irel \i tun 10er 12 \"m ago il n w ii J i uli i i'\ mi 1 f He i ere tat that tort ue n l w j i ft rt nn ntn nil ti i i l\ \ l, i üb|i < I lip does rr t ml in i lj r r ii i i i i hj in i (iitioinl lnri> i ' Il e II d u t hi l ( fe rtit ei n r ' II lllilll I' \ 1 II il ]) 111 i t If i (rr i nib it -u in L Ml \ l lON \ I I ini ot u' p i f, u > j mrleiti tilth hj m < i j 1 it J mind i t n ir ca In an m n ion i t dj\ th t t imti hj i l 1 i ilo ill i m i i < r 1) i i] t' j 1 t nt 0 tOO n 1 1 e ii ' i hj ned hj ru in A-ould hardly be the work of tl Mil (fhei _h 111r rnl It t\ it w i 1 ■" nf. nl l nn him 1 % 1 t n. m t hi t \ nn I i e i i ait i u ii f „] mm V i 1 i ir tt r ( 1 1 ru ms u c ul 1 end no t ) ( en e i In (.en -i ( n 'i ii in 1 nil t- j that the in\ il hj fi > i r ' ill no I l id li i' cm J i r! jrdin hj i jl I \o (hm tiif «,i i 11\ t 1 igo f 11 i u in. e is io lm_ e i p n In i 3 n tl e l)i I e I Itui"t i M i 1 in I i jniui J hlii lie en 1 i n i "\ |> i bu* t)i I <'. in , j e ii] dol mid i i hj ipr lit' i< n i tl e 1 tt' r{ \\ itr I «n line! 1 1 Iti m*ur f i in e iv nw id i pi ' \ei\ n u )i( i. u ia d i „n i da miiii ; i 11 t i th ii ll t l ii A tin i 111 ilk i ifihn r tl \iffl iid Ode i nrm f ftir<d ut fiem ii k in llinr (a l mo lie n vi r J the i \ hj i* in its i i i ii hj i ' n < Ti ji tn ie 200 i u<" eninjlcm to j.o mil 'ip uj i. tl \ eel * 1 he e 11 hj i ( non i i , to \ BO( I 1 \ U t 1 1 111)1 i ii< f« inil t Iv ii H A i l l ''k I ii inn p 1\ me mlii -"if utlm 1 I 1 i p < l u~. n e s i tit i > 1 i s i lh mi pe 'd ' Kll ill i. m hi ' n .i 1 i if* i<l^ 1 \ 1 1 7 1 HI Ml) I II t U I 1 ft <• pr x i nib ') \n Ir i i i i u i I I O 1 I \ 1< H I 1 ff I ). J 111 in d 1 iiml Iti i il " eitee th it I < i n% i hj ml ii, i m rs re tnem eKf id In 1 1 1 o 1 < " a\o been j fl f n 1 u md th i counts ffi * ip nhnh unendti 1 In ( ihle I t i tir mi 1 r 1 it *lv pan of t < bnit ( th \ l I ih hi n id it J b \c in v u t > mden-t nrl i " PiihW-n 1 pu ' 1 Ik hj rv n ! i t pn, of I n 1 Ui IV i th u i i i i 11 i r Pi ei \ i it ii I ST/i ) l i < \ ' i Mi ; I HI Id r IP \l)l I. ,_ t I I "- - " \ ] iti i me ( hid 1 i l tin* ti ( i in tl H VI 1 V\ l II 1 m I t 1 1 I it lb t 1 i s bs i l , hr \„ n< j, \ ii Jim 1 oi tu<, 1 it il\ ! u m in i 1 u en Bi nzd fino t ie . .cm f j wc-e aiipp'i pj, 1 c,< > cf hue lbii M ml chemi th njuirii in all thn en f also to he a new avenue for motor cans, which one would hardly have f-nspeeted. The list supplied by the Biitieh Comml .nl Algiers on Aii£»U;t 26 was a.s follows: Chemicals, tools, metal goods, pottery, [ plaiss, fans, jute, beer, woollen fabrics, I f<?ath«» and millinery, volatile oik and I vegetable essences, imitation jewellery. [ scientifio furniture, hops, and | malt. The lists for other countries varied, ■ but moat of the. foregoing were mentioned. i CORBBSPOXDE.XT. ! '■ Inouirer." —R.c submarines : The rlv-taiu-e .from the German suibmarine ba.se a'j Cuxh.nven to the mouth of the Th.'urie.s is less than 400 miles. The radiua of action of a submarine is 2,000 miles on surface and possibly 300 miles below water —250 miles at' least. The surface running is done by Diesel engines. Under water electric power from storage batteries Ls employed. A submarine lias no need to expc*e herself on the surface, as j one of the German boats did when her | periscope was struck. She can sink to j the bottom.: remain then l till night, and jtbou escape. (,'rews vary according to type. Thejtwo German boats lost in the, | Baltic, aboa't- Oct-uheir 10 carried 25 men

each. This is the usual complement for a submarine of 800 tons, but larger boats have 30 men or more. Torpedo booms and netting do not fOrnish mueh_ protection, as ships cannot, steam, with tb.es© out. " J.C.A."—fl) The. war should not tbfull, in the establishment of a great military cliifix. As far as England is concorned, the intention eeems to be to disband everything over the present establishment at the close of the war. (2) It is leaeonable to euppose that Germany did not expect England to declare; otherwise) some steps would have been taken to warn her mercantile marine, which seems to have been caught entirely unawares.

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JA! JA!, Evening Star, Issue 15634, 27 October 1914

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JA! JA! Evening Star, Issue 15634, 27 October 1914

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