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ENTER INDIA.

IK BATTLK AT I.A ISASSEE. OUR WAR : OUR NEWS. | DIRWT P.OMH AT CEXSOD. i J HOW GERMANS SAW MONS. j FntING AT A WALL OF TOG. '■ '• i'.v A. Spuxrr.] I . > Some in.-n !»<■ or murir.es >■': the Pegai-tis. vhick uao disabled by the Konigsherg about September 20. may got tli-o Victoria Tin-so marines held iiji the Hag after it had been twice fb.it down nnd after the ship's battery ii :is d-ne. If the Konigsberg I Has firing .it '"nil rat- she would be. sending h*">uTf 50 'hells a minute, the British ship ' sic. '.it . Tin' C-i-of? hn ( ; only come to the Navy six times. Rear-Admiral Luca_- won it at RnnaiMind .m June 21. 1554. He was then mate of his ship. Seaman Soede.y -won it, in fiction r'V the coast of .Tapani on Sepi temher 6. IS6T : Chief-annner Harding at. [Alexandria, .Inly 1!. 1882: Admiral Sir j A. K. Wilson in action at El Teb, Soudan, ! February 20, 1884; Maim- Hallidav, of the ! .Mariner., at Poking. June, 24, ISOO ; and | Licut.-commatider Guv at TJen-tsin, .lulv j 13. l_9CO._ ! If is difficult t<i conceive, a more gallant I act than t hera.- RiTtieh marines did at Zani zibar. One of the features of the war, &o j far as it has gone at sea. js ,bo absence of j surrender on either :-hI«.. 'the spectacle of j tie- lonely little Pegasus, v. ithoui- stcarn, | with guns disabled, enduring the -'-eo,nd I phase of the bombardment, the mat pies lidding tip the Mag, recalls the best traditions of ihe Navy. It is not unworthy of being written in the pages of iho book in which figures the name of Sir Richard Grenville. of great. Elizabethan memory. INDIANS TAKE HOLD. Indians have begum It was 60 days after England's declaration of war before (hey reached Marseilles and 25 days have passed before they traversed France. Speculation on these delays has been violent. Th" commonest reason was getting the horfs fit after a fortnight, at ! pes. Perhaps other reasons, which count for more than hortos. are twofold. An Indian division must have its ramp laid off, not. so much with respect to artillery, eavuby, and infantry, a* with respect to creeds and customs. Throwing a shadow over the food of Cliota. Khan ov Alt Mil Deen or Dost Mohammed may pxovc. mrkw.Tra. A seco-n<i reason .accounting sor the debiv would bo ihe tmesse to put. the-o men ,'nto action at a good finv. Finst impressions are abiding, and the Indians will talk when they go home. Well, they have been put in at a \< i-y good time the time when the Allks sre m to be entering Belgium. They have also been put in at a very good place, for La Bassro i-, only 13 miles away from the fortress of Lille, and only two marches, fiom the fron- ' tier of Belgium. That is to ,say, wlvn thev I were "blooded" in' a. novel war for tlmm [ [ —.war against, white Christendom—thc-yj found the English and French win;n':i"". j They will not- he likely to forget ib-ir ii- ! vivid picture, and less likely t-> foot ! ■■ \ talk about, it, mlw-.-i the war end.- ;.::d i'irv j are back in tic hnzanis. ' ! Of their first engagement t iic- cah ; -- give! some pi?t;ir. srjiic. details, which wear a.' good face valif. Tile bi*t is the story bv I a corporal of artillery. The British hold- i ing the front at La Ra'ss.-e had K-en light bit- \ for three «-cb and v..;-,. "xh.-m.-t.-'d. A German brigade -.was coming nee of bri- j gado after brigade, no doubt. The iii.im.-i: 1 had arrived, and lie- hrtc ,! lancers cone | forward. 'I lev made a d.toi'r to sU'V.pi wide of the British line, and tinn : cl.-.scd in at ill,- L'ahoj, ..,i t!-- ibrnian in- | fantry. mil 'mill t !:•"• finnt, but from thej 1 ■!. liar,]:. \t, or-'dnaiy war corror-p-rdeli! i would pc-h-ti's iv: .have notirrd th.-se two! details-.-the detour and th- swin ■■ in a | flatik-—which vivo the oorp. rai's .-lory f;i- i bali-mark of truth. ; TOO FLASH IXC: FIIH'.. '' One of the message-., vdin hj eoinit It j .sr'nethine- rnnfs todae. hj i lair-. ;■> Ino ! lii.'torie r.-t .-■■• at frr.-i A1e,,.. ;,„.i illis.-tvaf, i the ilexihilit,- of the IS] ?> ;-h Lb.-.; Aruiv. i A lierrnan <!.';: rihes it. Men. was only ■ the preface, to our war, 'nut. I:ke jnai : y forewords in ht-'k.- it mnv prove its, nios; brilliant cii int. -. Mauo-ivre i r , easy. ■ especially on the atku< and the stieet, ' rr.rnar. It. if- not =o <-nsy whore { h-oe may I iv- 105 rifes to th- iOoyds firiu- m v'- i tr-a*ers. to >-y n-.l hiui;' .-,f irtiihey anl| arvr plane... To root a sai'-'nt. p.;o;ion !yj aiitrnala fr;o t ions, always keepim: Ih'-H troops in send h"a-t. and oulerb.-, and keep, j iiiL- up the fire. , alls for the be,t. alt; iludes of'redmenttd and gn-.al ofli.-er« rind t'c... men. The ilamm army, hi it-s own way. is a wonderful :::iv\\\ brt :;. .-onlil not, vald no; hav,. '<ha . -I,ai. Tir--Orman ofln.-er «lv Llis i!o story j. a convineinv.' m.Ti. Ti-v pus-.-.i m: ':><: firiiv- at lie all the time."' ]-,. was tii.y ini.-liing turaiiist a i\a!! of foe— fog (ipi.ai by fir--. loi is and thk timwii. <hne soniatirne- woiidei- v. bar aih-itrdtty iviii be readied next by cit;/eiis who-. p.-it i iotLyJj'i i: fervent, bnt rmtlool; not, ve-y wide. Silly have been current for weeks discrediting the !o\aliv of Prince Lord- of Batienberg. It can hatd'v hj. the ea-e ahvavs that wbni-oe-vc-r a man sov.-eth that ,h'r«H he abo r, an. The F;-.. Sea Lord, workiuj in conjunction with Mr Winston. Ch, :i chill, ha given linglautl the la-i, .-ay in lie •* ei'i ."iency. No on; ha? throw;i hi-. h"ail into his \-ork. more than Bri ice Loins <f Bat t-.Titierg. The rt-ward seems to be host'Jit'. The Milob-..' it i= steterL doc; mis the subject tipoliigeticallv. justifying t .he step by the "stream of let t'ers."' and ask, for an authoritative statement to clear away the accusation. On this line of reasoning i; seems that- von first paint- a while mar, black, ar.l a't-erv, ard-- call o„ him to provo what hi~ oiiginal color va--. The •tdobe - wonhl have acted inme in co 1 ;- forinity tvith idea- of fair ].i-y if it had steadily divorled (lie "'•ream of letters" into 'he willow receptacle without further ipie-l'ion. One hopes that the "authoritative -t'ltcmrMit which the London journal asks will never be g'vi a. THE f'KXSOt; (' H AHOLD.

The (.'elisor has been charg.-d. not. by a German, but by the London correspondent of the New Yolk ' Eveumg I'osC-'-a, very reriuta! le journal. The charge i« that the censorship is steadily endeavoring in conceal t:!l Gentian sucec-'e- and to Lhn ken the Gorman character. to win American opinion. The London Press Bureau announces that sito-i will be taken to sift the matter. Yes. one hopes so.

Comparison of eaidas received with the files from Home shows very elt-iriy that the Censor is cutting i.t-.t the, news which counts, and iettitg t-he foe] stories go. Each day we re.-riw- column -fter column of German defeats, a'so Gr-rmaii atrocities. If this were d "• for any military reason one would no; opi-v:. The re:-l 'question is that if one sj,j.-. (J f the news is rut out and

the other reiii'iiiis, the sympathies of men throughout the world are wrongly affected. National attitudes towards the war are forced —forged on the anvil of Falsehood. Besides, there- are powerful trade, and lii,ai;rjal reasons. A wealthy trade trust will pay. and pay hard, "for first-hand news, probably employing shrewd and resolute men, who penetrate to the front on the s-amo footing as spies, each carrying his life in his hands. The news is obtained, the trade syndicate get the inside running for the moment, and there it all is. Where the democracy come in does not even seem to have been considered. Yet the democracy pay harder than any for war.

Wii.it (he Censor does nut scud we are leu tn Wh:it !k* dot;;i sl'jkl is very well illustrated in or.e of to-day's cables. The i'eiocit,y of the f»r Dismude

was mentioned yesterday. There seems to liavo he-Dn time for the following broad comedy, however: Tho Ai)je.s feigned the abandonment.

of the town. A Prussian regiment fell into the trap, entered as on parade, gooso-stpjiping, tho hand playing. . . . Tho Germans, panic-stricken, turned and tied. . . . The survivors threw down then - arms and surrendered at ths sight of tho bayonets. The "feigned retreat" does not exist in a battle of such intensity as Dixmude. The trap into which the Germans fell may have some weight with, the man in the street, but it is a fable in cases where a bullet per yard is flying and the town a general furnace. Above all, these simple Prussians marched goose-step, with the band playing. The Cfinsor ought to be rather ashamed of himself for letting that go out to the world in a " people's war." GOOD SATIRE. Some of the best satirists in England are now hot out against the news. The following telling touch of satire by the military contributor of the ' Lyttelton Times ' is equal to the best that has yet been done in England. Last week we had a wholesale German defeat in the Champagne country in France. No one heard about it, but the Burgomaster of some obscure Belgian village, and—always lemember—the Censor passed it. The ' Lyttelton Times ' writer comes playfully but effectively at it in this fashion : 'Tliere is an engaging air of exactitude about the report of a great defeat of the Germans " between Chalons and Longwy." One might treat the 70,000 Germans captured as a matter of round numbers, and room for doubt is left in the reported capture of 300 guns, but the 31 flags are too precise to admit of question. One might ask how it comes about that tho news is known by the Mayor of a small town on the coast of Belgium, north of Ostend, and not by anyone else, but those 31 flags bear the obvious imprint of truth. WHO IS WHO? AM.") "WHERE?

One cab!'.? purports to fiive tho present jzrouping of the Gorman armios. The sotting of (.lie armies, was well enough deduced in these notes when the battle of the Marne 'becan. First Yo n Khtok (nearest to I'arit'.!, (hen Von Bulow, then either the Prince of Fasc-Meininpyn or tho Duke of Wurtembiire;. lastly the Crown Prince of Germany nearest to Lorraine. There has been s'liiw regrouping, if tho cahlo knows. Von Khtck is between the OUoaixl the ws. '['kit is to «i.y, he. marshals tho hosts faring Arras and other points on the shank of the '/.. This %kiing is heavy, but we do not hear much. The positions of tho other German rerainandjrs. seem to be as. the;, were, except that (he Duko of "W has gone, to Belgium. Oefir.ro i;mvs ->n all such points should hare reacherl us lons aeo. It would jiivc an intelligent line throntrh the rabies.

Meantime, we fret 1 lie news which Inn if; ">' have be-n told that some German .-irair <_'nn- bombarded seme idace at a ran tie of I "'«■ i•_■!■! miles." Kich!. miles in parabolic ! IVOTIi ' S CAU, TX a\\! : AX"S. ARMY. M. Pirhon -ays a -newest be w<-i d in the * Petit .Journal." He reprets that, ihe Allies did not appeal for the co-operation of .Japan in Knropc. An inrnmpniabb. force miidit have ham brought ai'.'iiii t the rneiny. La-i. v.o-'k'.- new. imhoyted that -..in.. of (lm Pu-daii inarm- Tom Siberia had joined Renncnkr.nsrT- -m my of r,!,., rAli tion on th<> frontier ~," Ka,t Prm-ia. A i previ'-,iH me- -a;:.': by llm Ilipli ('onimis- ! mo,em hinted at <h- arrival of Tnrke-ta'i |ti ;•- at the front. Trie railway leading f: ■ '.'■! Ada into I'hiimpr m;iv tlcrr-fore be ; i i'.-i ■•'((.itly rhnr. Some of th" .'an-me-e idivbiom micrht rertainlv com" thri.'i'jh | by train C Poland if ■, hat's! er, nn'" d-- ,'d. S )m! there am rea-ons which pod:' the ! ether -way. The bic.ch of tro,,p< r.nr] mdi- ! tarv sieves in pob >) mmt he uml" ■■!•• " ! >- I abb- thirh :■> r.re.fnt. The probl.mi ~ eaatire- these fo>mmd 0:1 the , harp--j been -..bed ,o fa, Morenvm, 'dapan b I m 0,;,-;.-. Vorhincr would em h.-v -i, ■;<•',-■>• i hoy troops '.,-, f ;: : rjw.-iv from home. The j p0d,:.,;, at -r». hj. ea-icr. b. 10. „ ; j dl;„:r,, which hj b-yond one", .-;,],-„l,v t. ~ I matt.r- '.- "n{ ■■■. iciii; in I'm Vot th S'l. i I .lapan"- m,e fl r ,, t in ,..; : , ~.,.;!,. |,, ...... ; GPF.AT GTX. ; i <"■!,.,,;',,..!.' So,™, .-ow-adiot ion .''■•',',,);; ; r ;i- i ; .-!■/] -• i-'V.:!;!.- -■- .-.!!-".,( to Iv on hard (~. j

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ENTER INDIA., Issue 15635, 28 October 1914

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ENTER INDIA. Issue 15635, 28 October 1914

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