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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Issue 15639, 2 November 1914
LATEST FROM EUROPE.
The signs are reported to in* dloate a German retreat from Plxmude.
King Albert of Belgium had a narrow escape from death when lighting in the trenches. The Russian Ambassador at Romo thinks the Turkish move is Germany’s last card, i The ‘tflovoe Vremya,’ the Rotrograd semi-official Journal, says that Bulgaria must now decide between Turkey and Russia. Only participants in the gigantic conflict will be invited to the after banquet.
The Porte's Special Ambassador in Berlin, ip the course of a speech, said: " Now Is the hour for settling accounts with Islam's oppressors. Germany is fighting against tho envy of the world. Turkey will take sides with Germany's glorious army.” Turkey has not replied to tho Allies’ demands.
At La Bassco Canal the Britisji, who were in an exposed position, suffered severely. A French battalion, who responded to the request for assistance, charged the enemy and saved the position. The British rose in the trenches and cheered their French comrades. Amsterdam reports that Germany has postponed her attack on England until the present battle is decided.
The German dead at Ypres and Dixmude, for a little over a week, were 50,000.
The Austrians lost by capture alone 82 officers, 8,000 men, and 24 maxims in four days ended the 28th lilt. The Germans and Austrians are retreating.
The majority of the forts at Tsing-tao have been silenced. Only two are replying.
Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright.
IN NEW GUINEA
SYDNEY, November 2. (Received November 2, at 11.40 a.m.) A copy of Habaul’s Hist English offieial ‘Gazette’ has arrived. It is dated October 15, and contains an account of the achievements of the expedition, local events, new appointments, ami wireless nows of European events. Upon their occupation the troops found a quantity of German stamps. These they have converted into English, endorsing them with the Royal initials ‘ 0.11.1., and altering the values. , According'to the ‘ Government Gazette, it has been deemed advisable to the services of some previous German officials, who duly subscribed the oath of neutrality, and will hold their positions not longer than three months from September 12 at the same salary they received from Iho German (iovernment. Banking arrangements arc progressing. PRISONERS IN ENGLAND. DRESDEN, October 31. (Received November 2, at 9.10 a.m.) • Der Anzciger ’ states that the Gorman Foreign Office requested -Mr Page, the American Ambassador, to visit the English concentration camps, and that Mr Page, reported the treatment of Germans satisfactory. BERLIN REPORTS A VICTORY. AMSTERDAM, October 51. (Received November 2, at 9.30 a.m.) An official Berlin message states that the Germans stormed the French positions at Vnilly, inflicting heavy losses, and that they captured 1,000 prisoners and two machine guns; also that the French retreated across flio Aisne, A BIG INUNDATION. ' HAVRE, October 51. (Received November 2, at 9.10 a.m.) The inundation between the Vser and the Dixmude-Nienport railway has now reached Pevvyse. AMBASSADORS PACKING UP. WASHINGTON, October 31. Received November 2, afc 9.10 a.m.) The Allies’ representatives arc preparing to leave Constantinople. FRENCHMEN TO THE RESCUE. PARIS, October 31. (Received November 2, at 9.10 a.m.) Tim British posted at La Bassee Canal in an exposed position were subjected to heavy fire from German quick-firers, and requested French assistance. Baron Douleubourg’s battalion advanced over open ground, under heavy fire, in short rushes, suffering severely, and finally they changed with the bayonet, capturing certain fai ms. from whence they enfiladed the Get man trenches, thus enabling the British to advance. The British, admiring the Frenchmen’s courage, stood in the trenches and cheered. The brigadier wrote to the French general thanking him. and congratulating the battalion. ITALY MOVING. ROME, October 31. (Received November 2, at 9.10 a.m.) Italian bluejackets have occupied the island of Sascno. THE LODY COURT MARTIAL. LONDON, October 31. (Received November 2, at 9.10 a.m.) At the court martial on Lody he gave ovidem-e that ho was a lieutenant hi the German naval reserve, and reported hintself at Berlin shortly before the war, when his superior ofioer. whose name he was in honor hound not to divulge, inst rue ted Lody to proceed to England and supply information as to British naval losses’ and movements. T edv e-’o'e farther evidence in camera. The hearing was adjourned. FINAL DEMAND TO TURKEY. LONDON. October 31. (Received November 2, at 9.10 a.m.) The Allies’ Note was piesented. to Turkey on Friday; It tinea tens to break off diplomatic relations if the demand* are not satisfied. Thu reply is not yet received. TURKEY IN FAVOR AT BERLIN.
AMSTERDAM. November 1 (Received November 2, at 9.40 n.m.)
A German message reports a great proTurkish demonstration at Berlin. Yussuf Rev, the Porte-‘s Special Ambassador, in a speech at Potsdam, said: "Now is .He great hour for settling accounts with Islam's oppressors. Germany is lighting against the world’s enemv. and Turkey chooses to take sides with its glorious a’my.” TORPEDOERS AT ODESSA. PETBOGRAD, November 1. (Received November 2, at 9.40 a.m.) Tho gunbeat Knrpaz. at Ode-sea, repelled two Turkish torpedoers. While carrying merchantmen, the French steamer Portugal was attached in the darkness and struck four times above the waterline. ■ A Turkish torpeuoer, manccuvring in the harbor, discharged all her guns, destroying Knbanetz, a wooden superstructure. Two Russian merchantmen and a steam launch w t; j .■ ;;l«o (-helled, and an attempt was Uui'.k- to torpedo Kubanetz, but failed.
The steamer Yalla floated on the surface three hours, and pilot, boats saved' the passengers anti crew. Tli© majority of jhe Kazeb’s complement were saved by rafts. BULGARIA’S OPTION. PETROGRAD, November 1. (Received November 2, at 9.40 a.ui.) The 1 Novoe Vremya,’ referring to Hie situation in tho Balkans, says ; “ The moment has now como for deeds, not words. Bulgaria must choose between Turkey and Russia. After the war only participators in the gigantic conflict will be invited to the banquet. Nobody can snatch a mouthful unless he has made the necessary sacrifices.”
H.M.S. VENERABLE IN ACTION,
FOURTEENTH DAY OP NAVAL PARTICIPATION.
Tho High Commissioner sends this mes sage:
LONDON, November 1 (1.50 a.m.)
The Admiralty reports that the old cruiser Ilenoes was torpedoed by a German sumbarino in the Strait of Dover and sunk. Nearly nil the officers and crew were saved. The Venerable, aided by gunboast and flotillas, has been in action all day in support of the Belgian left. This is the. fourteenth day of the naval bombardment. ATTACK ON ENGLAND. GERMANS SAY IT IS POSTPONED! AMSTERDAM, November 1. (Received November 2, at 11.50 a.m.)
A number of trains filled with cannon and submarines in pieces from Germany for the Belgian coast have been detained at Bruges until further orders, as the attack on England is (according to the Germans) postponed until the* present battle is decided. 25,000 DEAD AT YPRES. CORPSES PILED A. YARD HIGH. AMSTERDAM, November 1. (Received November 2, at 11.50 a.m.) Tho French Army Service Corps buried in a little over a week in the Ypros district 25,000 German dead, and the German losses in the Dixmude district are on a similar scale. In some places tho dead were piled a, yard high, DUTCHMEN ON GUARD. AMSTERDAM, November 1. (Received November 2, at 11.50 a.m.)
Several hundreds of Gorman soldiers in mufti attempted to enter Holland, and the Dutch sentries, recognising them, threatened that they would be interned. THE VISTULA RETREAT. COVERED BY AUSTRIAN CAVALRY. RETRO GRAD, November 1. (Received November 2, at 11.50 a.m.)
The Russians captured, between Corbatkailla and the Vistula, during the four days ended the 28th, 82 officers and 8,000 men, belonging chiefly to the Fifth Hungarian Corps ; also 24 maxims. The Austrians aro retreating between the Vistula and Radom, having separated from the Germans. The latter retreated westward, but the Seventh Austrian Cavalry Division is still with the Germans, covering their retreat.
JAPANESE BREAKING INTO TSENG-TAG.
TOKIO, November 1
(Received November 2, at 11.50 a.m.)
Most of the forts at Tsing-tao have been silenced. One is in flumes. Only two aro replying. A German gunboat has been .sunk.
Tho Dunedin railway platform was somewhat busier than usual when tho second express took its departure for the north to-day, the occaMon being the departure of some 30 men to complete the iiret reinforcements at present in ramp at Trcntham. Pome seven men arrived by tho 10.55 a.m. train from Invercargill, and these were joined by fiomc 23 men from Dunedin, under the charts of Sergeantmajor Rudd, who gees as far as Oamarn with them. When the train moved o|f hearty cheers were given for- the soldiers, and these were ashcartily responded to. The local recruiting authorities, when selecting men. are showing a. prelsrer.ee for men who are not in regular employment. Amcngst those offering arc several seafaring men. who scum to till the bill as far as physical requirements are concerned.
DUNEDIN WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION.
At Saturday’s meeting of committee inthe Lady Settlers’ Hall the secretary reported that over 200 cases were in store for the Belgian and British relief fund. ’These would be shipping as quickly as opportunity offered. 'The Port Chalmers section, consisting of 17 cases, had been despatched by Ihe I’akchnTho committee had undertaken to provide lor tea at the Art ■ Gallery on three afternoons during tho coming exhibition, and tho following ladies agreed to make all arrangements :-—’November 7- —Mrs Capstick, Mm. Alacffc. and Mrs Cunningham ; November 14—Lady Al’Lean, Mi’s Sun. and Mrs John Roberts; November 18—Mrs James Gray and Mrs R. S. Gray. small charge will be made for tea, anil the committee hope that the exhibition will be well patronised. Jfaii the proceeds from the rale of ticket;-, will he given to the Lady Liverpool turn;.
It was decided to ask the .Mayor I a call a public meeting of women. (» bo held in come hall in the fbiv so that iho committee might give a. report of the work ao (.ompliiihed during the last three mouths. Monetary Donations --Belgian and Bri tish fund; Twelve workroom girls 13s 6d. little Boy from Arthurtou 2s 6d. Mrs Donnelly 6s. member of Knox Church £l.
COLLECTION AT ST. MATTHEW’S On tho last Sunday in October a- cnecial collection was taken up at St. Matthew's Church for the British and Belgian relief funds by means of enveloped, and some 68 were returned, with the result that £33 18s was received. Since then four other envelopes have been returned, and the total is £SO Is fid for the Belgians, and £6 Ls for the British relief fund : total. £36 2s fid. FIGHTING TERRITORIALS. Gunners Coleman (Port- Chalmers), Hark ness (Sawyer’s Bay), and Wilson (Dunedin) left* for Trentlnun to-da-v. They have been on duty at the Heads batteries since the war started. Those make a total of 13 trained men who have gone to the front from the No. 2 Garrison Artillery Company. Three more of these Territorial artillerymen are ready tor Hie next- call to tho front. TYPHOID AMONGST TURKS. A recent London ‘Times' cable to the Sydney ‘Sun’ .say, : —Owing to the quartering of infected troops near the Constantinople water supply, typhoid has assumed epidemic proportions.
We have received from the locomotive repair staff (sixth contribution) £1 12s in aid of the local distress fund.
LATEST FROM EUROPE., Issue 15639, 2 November 1914
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