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NAVAL GUNS CALL THE ENEMY., Issue 15638, 31 October 1914
NAVAL GUNS CALL THE ENEMY.
WELLINGTON. O. t-ber 50. The following ofikiai nows ha. been received by the Prime Minister from the High Commissioner, under date London. October 30, at 0.15 a.m. ; The Secretary to t:m Admiralty announces that the British naval ‘h-’ida. continues to support the ad.cd left. Same the morning of the 2/th the fire from the 12in guns has been bronchi »<> m; 'r upon the German positions ;uul _ batteries. _ Reports received from th shove testily to the effect and accuracy ot the lire and its galling character. 1 ’';»■ ff'iik .s tints tlmroughlv maintained. 5 r 'enlcy and the day before the enemy b».tight up heavy guns and replied . igorou-ly i, ■ 'uc arc from Admiral H.-oii’s .•■ail.-, hut tiie ve,.eeis received only tnllnig stn'ef.ival oamace. To dav oi.nesiticn from the shore practically cen-c.l, ami the preponderance of the naval gunnery .-e'ins to be established. The casualties have been slight. A shell exploding on the destroyer baleen killed an officer and eight men and wounded one officer and fifteen in u. tine kilted and several wounded a v >' aNo leporti d from tite Brilliant, am t lie re .ire ako wounded on the Bona o '. Tho enemy's snbnt.i l , ht.*ve aUo been reported as seeking an opportunity to attack the bombarding -ftps, watch tire covered by British destroy v>. OUR BATTLES HU’S GET IN. LONDON. 1).,-!--her 29. Battleships arc new part impaling in tho bombardment of iin b'cn.iu line.-; near the coast. ALLIES STANDiXd FIRMLY IN THE. NORTH. PARIS. October 30. Official; During yesterday wo nauie progress at several points, particularly around Vpres and south of Arras. There is nothing new to report on the Nieupcrt-Dixmude trout Between the Aisne and Argonne we captured some of the eneniv s trenches, ami not one of the partial attacks attempted by the Germans succeeded. Wo likewise advanced in the forest of Apremout.
OUR ADVANCE TOWARDS OSTEND. FLUSHING. October 29. It is reported that the Allies, have advanced towards Os tend. The British have, occupied FefSnghe and Raversyne, which were carried at. the bayonet's point. A Bavarian battalion refuted to light, and surrendered. THE YSER SLAUGHTER. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney 'Sun' Services.) LONDON, Octclnr 29. A correspondent, after describing the struggle on tho Y.-er, says; "The number of wounded arriving in Calak furnishes evidence of the grim resolve of the Germans to carry out their war lord's orders to break through at any lost. The rain of the last few days van.-ed the heavy guns to churn up the surface into an impassable morass. The floods are increasing, and the country is cut up into numberless ditches and rivulets. The belligerents have constructed an amazing network of trenches commanding every streamlet and almost at point-blank range." He adek: “The grant,, corn, and sugar beet cropo in France are wonderfully good. Much 01 the beet, country ha.-. !■ ni ravaged by tho anrivi, I.at over a v.i-t trm t women, children, and old men are busy stripping. The Germans in sonv- districts are using French mil's M manufacture enormous quantities of sugar." GERMANS READY FOR RETREAT. LON DON, October 29. A correspondent of the ‘ ’leTgruaf.' writing imm Ghent, says that- several hundred German motor i.irs are held in readiness for immediate retreat, with provisions and equipment t r tno troops fighting iu Flanders. AUSTRO-GERMANS BEATEN ON VISTULA. PETEOGIIAD, October 23. Official: We have broken tho resistance of the last units of the enemy who were attempting to maintain themselves north of the Plica River. Ail Austro-G-wman corps beyond tho Vistula are in full re treat, and there are indications that the German force lias been cut in two. Russian cavalry have entered RadomSeveral thousand Germans were made prisoners, and a number of guns and 10 machine guns were captured. T/e Germans have lor four days made fruitless attacks rn Ea>t Prussia, near Hakaiargevo, in witich they lost heavily. FRENCH CRUISER ATTACKED. PARTS. October 29. Details of the action iu which the Wal-deck-Bousseau, a French cruiser, sank an Austrian submarine in the Gulf of Cattaro have been received. Three submarines and an aeroplane simultaneous.y attacked the cruiser, which was, in a. critical position, By rapid raamcuvrlng and a hail of shell the captain raved the vessel. An aeroplane bomb fed on (belt near the bridge. THEODOSIA BOMBARDED BY TURKISH SHIP. PETROGRAD, October 29. A Turkish warship, supposed to be the Soeben. bombarded Theodosia, damaging tho Cathedral, the Greek Church, the harlx>r, and tho breakwater. RECRUITING IN IRELAND. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) LONDON. Od>4.r 29. ‘The Times,’ in a leading article, says ; “The fact cannot be disguised that Mr Redmond’s campaign iu Ireland has so far proved disappointing. Only 20.CC0 recruits have answered this appeal. This result compares poorly with the spirited response cf Ulster to the call of the Empire, and cannot be regarded as a. contribution worthy of the fighting tradition of the Irish people. The question arises ■whether the Government have done all that they might have done to strengthen Mr Redmond's hands.’’ ‘The Times’ suggests the suppression of the Sinn Fein group of papers. GERMANY’S FOOD SUPPLIES. LONDON, October 29. The ‘ Economist,’ commenting on the further increase in tho price of corn in . Germany, states that it would -be unwise Tor many months to come to anticipate a shortage of food supplies. It is inconceivable that the Government should have plunged into a great war unless sure of at ‘ least a year’s supplies.
SOUTH AFRICAN REBELS SURRENDERING. WELLINGTON, October 30. War news received by the Prime Minister from the High Commissioner, dated London, October 50 (C. 15 a.m.) : Official ; One hundred South African reliels. including officers, have surrendered without fighting. The capture of 120 others is exported at Onclersteclorns. CAPE TOWN, October 29. Twenty-four rebel? surrendered to Colonel Van der Venter at Brandoles. NO BLOODSHED YET. LONDON, October 29. Reuter's coirespondent at Cape Town says that General Hcrtzog is endeavoring to'meet the rebel leaders to persuade, them to return to their homes at Bloemfontein. Alt hough there have been a, few specific acts of armed resistance in the northern part. «>f the Orange River Colony, there has been no bloodshed. MR MFRRIMAN SPEAKS PLAINLY. ( ARE TOWN. October 29. Mr Mcrriman has denounced tho rebellion and ridiculed Mnritz’s treaty with the Germans. The rebels, he said, were beinet used hy the Germans for their own interest -c The South African Union was part of a great commonwealth which stood
for iibcrly and common protection. Men who broke the oath of obedience .should have the direst punishment. THE RECEL S’ OUTLOOK. LON DON, October 29. The ‘ Westminster Garotte.' commenting: on the. South African rebellion, says : “ Suppose Britain were beaten at sea, and her power destroyed, what would be tho rebels' outlook? Merely the substitution of the German colonial system for the British self-government system. Is that n premising outlook for a self-governing colony ? Is it one for which an independent Burgher, master in his own country, living tinder a Government he himself hae
chosen, wonVl desire to take tip arms? General Botha has only to put that question to his countrymen to obtain a rally which will quickly dispose of the rebel party." PRINCE LOUIS RETIRES. “ SLANDER STINGS THE BRAVE." LONDON. October 29. Official Prince Louis of Ba.tte.nberg has resigned his position a,s First, Sea L-erc! after 45 years of service in tho Navy. The Prince, in a letter to the First Civil Lord (Mr Church ill), said he was driven to the painful conclusion that his birth and parentage were impairing in sonm respects his usefulness on tho board, and it was there fore his duty as a loyal subject to resign. Mr Churchill paid a warm tribute to the Prince's services. The present life and death struggle was exciting terrible racial passions, and Prince Louis's de-
cision showed the same spirit as had actuated Prince Maurice of Battenberg when he gave his life to the Empire. HATRED OF THE ENGLISH. (London "Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun* Services.) LONDON, October 30. The newspaper ‘Jugend,’ of Munich, publishes a poem dealing with the national hatred of the English which concludes with the words : “ We love as one, we hate as one, wo have one foe, and one alone —England !*' ‘The Times’ save editorially that the war has fanned that hatred white hot which had been secretly Mowing for years ami was ready to buret into flame. Ei^f-
lishmen were slow to believe this, and were deceived by the personal friendliness of individual Germans. SPIES EVERYWHERE. ONE SCOUNDREL SHOT. LONDON. October 29. A German spy. while using a flashlight on the Fifeshire coast, was shot in the leg by a sentry. *A number of suspicious fires have occurred during the last few days at factories in various parts of England where military and naval tactics are occurring. They are, attributed to German spies. AMERICANS ON THE RIGHT SIDE. (London •Times’ and (Sydney ‘Sun* Services.) LONDON, October 29. Mr Tim Henly. M.P., reports that the feeling in the United States is as strongly pro-British as it possibly could bo. On the outward and homeward voyages American women are knitting for ihe British troops. CORRECTING O F.(IMA N NOTIONS. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sim 1 Services.) LONDON, October 20. Mr Joseph If. Choate. a former United States Ambassador to the (,'ourt of St.
•Tames, w rites : The conflict has gone, far enough to disabuse Germany of .some of her ideas about Great Britain. Instead of the Umpire failing t<< pieces through, the dropping off of the colonics, armies are marching to the aid of the Mother Country from all parts of the world." JAPANESE AT T3IMC-TAO. THE KAISER'S USELESS OBSTINACY. SYDNEY. October 30. Mr .1, S. Cooper, of New Zealand, engineer, lias arrived by Hie Eastern from Hongkong. He knows. Tsing-tao well, and states that the siege is proceeding in a thorough manner, Operations are largely prevented owing to the rainy season. The, Allies have a large, army there now. A good deal of regret is expressed that tho Kaiser ordered the Germans to defend the place to the last, as it is almost certain that when the real attack is made the
garrison will be wiped out. It is considered a niece of useless obstina; y on the Dart of the Kaiser.
The day before Mr Cooper loft an artillery duel began between the allied forces and the German warships, assisted by aeroplanes. The Japanese siege gnus sank a German torpedo-boat, while a Japanese mine-sweeper was blown up, three, persons being killed and 13 wounded. The. Japanese supply ship Wakiniya Mam was also damaged. The Japanese seriously damaged the German vessels, and killed several men. The aeroplanes dropped bombs. Two Japanese biplanes and one monoplane. were engaged, and although the wings of the machines were riddled witn bullets the airmen returned safely. The result of the engagement was that the Germans next, day retired to the second line of defence. Before proceeding further the Japanese, intended to bring up heavier siege guns. The investment has seriously interfered with tho German cattle and trade with Vladivostock. Last year .Germany, with specially protective measures, tried to eliminate others, and headed the shipping list at Tsing-tnn. Japan was second, and Great Britain . third, hut hall the cargoes carried were in . British owned ships.
Referring to Shanghai, although it. is a neutral port (says Mr Cooper), the British dominance of the shipping and commercial trade resulted in many German houses being closed. Four German ships and one Austrian were interned at Shanghai. As for the German newspaper, the ‘Ost Ostalische Lloyd ’ —nopularly known as the “German Lie Bureau” —according to its statements Germany has captured almost everything the allied Powers possessed, and never suffered a rebuff on land or sea, having killed millions of the enemy. MISCELLANEOUS. The authorities have notified German and Austrian residents that they must quit Russia within a fortnight
The Portuguese Legation states that ’t 1 has. received no confirmation of the rumor of iv German invasion of Angola. In consequence of the enemy's mines, Lloyd's premiums in the North Atlantic voyage have risen from 7s 6d to 20s per tent. Dutch newspapers slate that the British Government offered the Dutch Government financial assistance for the relief of Belgian refugees, which Holland declined, staling that she would, bear the cost as a dutv. ihc German Press are urging reprisals against Great Britain for her action in rounding up alien enemies. The province of Ontario is presenting IOO.OCOIb of evaporated apples for the British Navy, and a similar quantity lor the Belgian relief funds. The Brineo. of Wales's fund has now reached to £,1.5.11,000, Professor Julius Wolf (of Berlin) estimates that the armies in the field are costing £7.500,000 daily. “We must,” he says, “reckon the waste in Germany at £150.000.000 for the next three months. Those conquered will have to pay an enormous bill.” * j ! NATIONAL REFER VE. The musters were fairly good at the weekly parade of the National Rewire on Thursday evening
The platoons parading on the Gval did excellent uoik in company drill, und r Capiain Ilu.-t-ey ; in fact. it was aftnnishing bow well tin- movements were gone through, considering that it was the first time they were d-me. (in Thursday mx» th<> i-ein.iining platoons will do simii.ir work on tile (teal, and before ilie end o: November the whole of the infantry will combine and work in bat taiion It is intended to have a field dav for officers and non-rmils. liefore the end of November, when they will he transported to Saddle Hill, or similar com,try. by the Motor Reserve, and practised in field work, such as taking up outpost positions, etc. This should prove highly inteiest ing as well as instructive. OTAGO PATRIOTIC. AND GENERAL AVELF Alt E A SSOCI ATI ON. The hnn. treasurers of the Otago Patriotic and General AVclfare Association acknow-
ledge the, receipt- of the fe-liowing donations to the fund ;—-
By direction of the Finance Committee of the Patriotic Association. Mr Dennislon, hon. treasurer, cabled yesterday tho sum of £4,050 to the II igh Commissioner. London, to he applied—£2.ooo for relief of distress in Britain and £2.050 for relief of distress-d Belgians. This latter sum inehided £SO. contributed by the Overseas Club. As on
former occasions, the Bank of New Zealand generously waived the. exchange on London.
Previously ackiiorv!od- - 'c<l .,.£15 496 5 6 Soft floods Union .. 5 0 0 IkJmacewciii l-'state Company 9 7 7 A. 11. Hobson Co'lectcd hv the Taicri Reich 10 10 0 .School children 10 6 J. Woods i 0 0 W. J. .Mitchell i 0 0 C J. John.<--on i 0 0 A. linn 1 i 0 0 Airs J. Hilt on i 0 0 A. Taylor ... Amount? receiver! on Trafnlqar Day and previously ackno'v0 5 .) lodged Dunedin Citv Council, sanitary ICO 0 0 department Otago University lecture bv Air H. D. Red2 14 0 ford) 30 0 0 £13.669 4 7
NAVAL GUNS CALL THE ENEMY., Issue 15638, 31 October 1914
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