BRITISH ARTILLERY EFFECTIVE.
FRENCH INFANTRY WORK HAVOC. ENEMY’S AEROPLANES BEATEN. THE WARSAW RETREAT. CONSTANTINOPLE WILL BE TAKEN. ARMISTICE IN SOUTH AFRICA. REBELS’ TREACHERY PUNISHED. MARITZ'S CONFEDERATES MOSTLY ACCOUNTED FOR.
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BAYONET WORK ABOUT YPRES. LONDON'. November 2. (Received November 3. at 10 a.m.) The British have had terrible lighting lately in the region of Ypres. The Germans made desperate bayonet rushes on I lie British trenches. The British "ere sometimes out-num-bered as 10 to 1. but they repeatedly hurled bade the enemy, and captured a village by a magnificent bayonet charge. BRITISH GUNS MAKE GOOD SHOOTING, VREXfH STORM TRENCHES AND Si.AV THOUSANDS. J,ON DON, November 2. (Received November 5. at 9.15 a.m.) The Gorman artillery at Poo la Cap pel le, near Roullro. (.in Wednesday night, opened tire in the direction of Bocsir.gho. under cover ot which the infantry strongly entrenched themselves at Poe la C'appelle. The British artillery bombarded the German position with remarkable pivcision tliioughont Thursday, and then the French infantry stormed four successive lines of trenches, -slaying thousands. FRENCH MASTERY IN THE AIR. PARIS, November 2. (Received November 5, at 8.55 a.m.) .-V French airman, whilst making a reconi.rdssamv, met two German aeroplanes. Assisted by a c-eco-.ui French machine, ho chased them and shot down one. FORTY -SIX TO ONE. LONDON, November 2. (Received November o. at 3.55 a.m.) Niter the capture of Lavenel 15 British held a trench for 24 home against 700 tiermans, and were then relieved. One of the British was wounded. Belgians’ blow up a bridge. LONDON. November 2. (Received November 5, at. 8.35 a.m.) It is re| orled that a Belgian cyclist coip.s Dew up a bridge in the Dixmude district, ibis resulting iu cutting otl thousands of Germans, who surrendered. NEW ENGINE OF SLAUGHTER. AMSTERDAM. November 2. (Received November 3. at B.t-5 a.m.) It is stilted thiil the Germans are mounting caissons capaliie of tiring torpedoes at the entrance of Ustend and XeeUruggo Harbors. GERMANY BOASTS OF EIGHTEEN MILLION RESERVISTS, ENEMY ADMIT BEING OUTWITTED IN THE AIR. (London ' Times ' and Sydney ‘ Sun ' Services.) LONDON, November 2. German experts say that- Germany possesses; 18 millions of military reservists. A German Staff order enjoins the commanders to improve their reconnoitring, because the French airmen easily discover the disposition of the German troops, while the French are protecting themselves from aerial observers.
Tho order adds: "Tho success of tho French artillery, which caused ns such heavy losses, ia chiefly attributable to tho discovering of our positions.’’
THE WARSAW RETREAT. ' ENKMV HAD TO~(JURY AMMUNITION. PETROGRAD, November 2. (Received November o, at 8.55 a.m.) Near Warsaw a peasant found huge mounds surmounted by crosses and German helmets. He dug and discovered piles of ammunition, beside German ipiick-fivers. GERMANS DID 15 MILES A DAV OVER SLOUGHS. PETROGRAD, November 2. (Received November 3, at 8.55 a.m.) Reports from the Vistula front show that the Germans were, thrown back to tho vicinity of the Warta River, marching 15 miles daily for a week over execrable clay sloughs. [The basin of the Warta is between the basins of the Oder and tho Vistula. ] TURKEY’S DOOM. RUSSIANS WILL TAKE CONSTANTINOPLE. AMSTERDAM, November 2. (Received November 3, at 8.55 a.m.) Tho ‘ Hoarse Gazette ’ says . “ Constantinople has seen Russian troops outside its wall, and must now see them inside. The Russian ileet will sweep the Turks from the Black Sea, and Caucasian troops will invade Asia Minor.” TURKEY AN UNFAITHFUL WARDER, AND MUST GO, “ BAG AND BAGGAGE.” (London * Times ’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, November 2. ' ‘ The Times’s ’ military correspondent says: “ The Balkan War reduced Turkey’s' military prestige, but her army remains useful as a German tool by reason of its numbers and its military virtues. Bv joining our enemies and attacking the Allies Turkey has forfeited all claim to our support now and hereafter. She has proved herself an unfaithful warder of the great position of Constantinople, and she cannot lonccr be left in occupation."
RUSSIAN STUDENTS AND CITIZENS UNITE TO CURSE OERMANY AND TURKEY. RUSSIA WELL PREPARED FOR THE TURK. (London ' Times ’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ' Services.) LONDON, November 2. Potrograd reports state that the Turkish attack in the Black Sea has diverted popular attention to a morn vital happening. Students and citizens united in a patriotic demonstration, shouting “Down with Turkey and Germany!” while a vast crowd knelt uncovered and thrice sang “Clod Save the Tsar.' It is frankly admitted that Turkey i< a foe not to he despised, for Germany lias supplied her with many guns and trained several of her best regiments; but Russia is thoroughly prepared, and ha> plenty of troops available. IN SOUTH AFRICA. FIVE DAYS’ ARMISTICE GRANTED. UK WET TO BE INTERVIEWED. REBELS ABUSE THE WHITE FLAG AND LOSE NEARLY 3CO MEN. MARITZ’S PROMINENT REBELS ACCOUNTED FOR. LONDON. November 2. (Received No vein her 5. at 9.15 a.m.) The ‘ Daily Mad's’ Durban correspondent says that the Government have granted a five-days' armistice, and that a deputation, mostly of the loyal Dutch, have left Harrismith to interview Do Wet. Commander Alberts sent De Villiers to reconnoitre the Liohtenbnrg district. A party of rebels under Classens advanced with the white flag, and suddenly attacked and captured ICO of Dc Villiers’& force. The rebels also attacked Alberts, who defeated them, and chased them tor 20 miles. Thirteen rebels were killed. 56 wounded, and 240 taken prisoners. Nearly ail the prominent rebels who were under Maritz are now accounted for. IN CENTRAL AFRICA. FIGHT ON VICTORIA NYANZA. GERMAN FORT CAPTURED. LONDON, November 2. News is to hand of tho first battle ever fought on Lake Victoria Nyanza. The steamer Winifred, with 140 men and a maxim aboard, planned an attack on Kurung Bay. and got to within 2,000 yards of the German fort., which opened fire with its nine-pounders and a maxim. Shells struck the Winifred above the waterline, and damaged tho funnel, and the sfearner retired; but the same night she returned with another British vessel, and found the Germans had fled, and the British flag was planted on the fort. HOW 'THE HERMES WAS DESTROYED. THREE TORPEDOES AT HER. LONDON. November 2. I Received November 5, at 8.55 a.m.) A survivor of the cruiser Hermes states that she. had reached mid-Channel when a tremendous crash ami a shower of splinters threw flown tho crew so violently that many limbs were broken. The first torpedo struck the port, engine room. Twenty-four minutes later a second torpedo was seen coining from a different quarter, ami before, tho Hermes could nianrenvre she. was struck amidships. While the crew were being taken off a third torpedo narrowly missed the hows. Forty men are missing. ROOSEVELT’S WORD FOR. IT. SCHEME TO CAPTURE ’FRISCO AND NEW YORK. LONDON, November 2. (Received November 5, at 9.15 a.m.) The ‘ Chronicle’s ’ New York correspondent says that Mr Roosevelt has publicly declared that he had seen deliberate plan’s by two of the empires now involved in tho war for the capture of San Francisco find New York and holding these cities to ransom, thus crippling- tho country and supplying the enemy with funds with which to carry on the war. TREATIES VALUELESS WITHOUT FORCE. AMERICA MU.ST~HAVE A GREAT NAVY TO SECURE PEACE. NEW YORK, November 2. (Received November 3, at 9.15 a.m.) Mr Roosevelt, in an article in tho ‘ Now York Times,’ says ; ‘‘ Peace treaties are valueless unless accompanied by an international agreement pledging the groat civilised nations to support them by united force.” Mr Meyer, Secretary of the Navy in the Taft Administration, declares that the safety of the United States can only be secured by having a navy second to Britain’s, and he urges provision for building four battleships annually. A TIME TO WATCH OUR EXPENDITURE. •SYDNEY*, November 5, (Received November 3, at 10 a.m.) Judge Heydon, of the Australian Court, discussing the suggestion for a suspension of awards during the war, said that broadly it was a question of conserving their resources. It was time to reduce expenditure upon matters which waste the wealth of the community, and to increase their expenditure on matters creating wealth and encouraging enterprise. As a simple illustration, the German people to day were putting a deal of hope in an organised attack on tho British fleet.
Suppose they succeeded f Where would Sydney and. Melbourne bo, with vessels and powerful guns outside, or perhaps troops landed demanding a war indemnity of £50,000,000 from each city? Where are you then? That is the position the Empire finds itself in to-day, and it calls for serious consideration and a careful conservation of resources. OTAGO’S REINFORCEMENTS. The response to tiho request .for men for the second reinforcements to the main expeditionary force is slackening off. Very few Territorials are offering their services, the bulk of the applications .coming from civilians; very few of whom have had previous military training. The following is the complete list of the names of tho men from Otago and Southland who went forward to Trentham by tho second express yesterday to join the first reinforcements of the main Expeditionary force: Field Artillery.—Gunners John Robert Coleman, Robert Haxkness. and Sidney Herbert Wilson. Fourth Otago Regiment. Privates James George Barnes, John Herbert Booth, Boris Frederick Stanley Burrell, Frederick William Calvcrley, William Clarke, Frederick Win. Geo. Olcmonlo, Win. Davies. John Win. Fisher, John Gibbs, John M’Lean, John M'Laron Reynolds. Herbert John Reid, James Galloway Roberts, Geo. Harry Turner Eighth Regiment ('Southland). —Privates Win. Oliver Biggar, Win. Howden, Michael Joseph Kane, Bernard Reid, William Titer, and James Turnbull. DUNEDIN WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION. Tho workers at tho Early Settlers'’ Hail this morning— were surrounded hr heaps of sacks and piles of cases, all filled wit lx clothing, which have been received from (lie country, tho following districts having contributed :—Palmerston '(pm Mrs Rutherford), Woddcrburn (per Mrs Jopson), Or aka (per Mrs Shaw), Balfour (per Mrs Coop), Bdievale (per Mrs Philpolte). Matanra (per Mrs Eowden), Stirling (per Mns Sexiness), Lawrence (per Mr« Stokes), Tli’lgrove (per Mrs Gulling), Knroxv (per Mrs Thomson). Clinton (per Mrs Capamagian). Edievale (per Patriotic Committee), Wedderburn (per Mrs M'Lennan), Omaha u (per Mrs Laidlaxv). Tapantii (per Mrs Quin). Tho committee would like donors of second-hand apparel to sc' 1 that it, is thoroughly cleaned and mended before being sent in. Otherwise it is necessary for the ladies to attend to this, and their time is \ery fully occupied in other directions. Working days in each week have been fixed for Wednesday and Thursday, .from 10 to 5 o'clock. Plenty of work is in hand, and every helper trill lie welcomed. Mr John Wood will take charge of all donalioiir. at the hall
It: connection with the Art Society's a;innal exhibition. which opened yesterday, afternoon tea will he served on Wednesday and Saturday of each week. The Lady Li’erpoo! Fund Committee have taken three, days, and the following ladies have agreed to'makc all arrangements :—November 7 Mrs Cap.-tick, Mrs Maefie, and Mrs Cunningham; November 14—Lady M'T.ean. Mi- Sim. Mrs John Roberts; November IS—Mis James (dray and Mrs R. S. Gray. There will lie a small charge for tea, and as the Lady Liverpool Fund Committee get half the gross proceeds a good response is confidently anticipated. The girl.-, in Miss Duke's workroom have sen; in a hamper of clothing, alto several garments tut out ready for the workers' to sew on Wednesdays and Thursdays. A number of donations have been received for all the fund®, and are still coming in.
Ihe followin';; monetary donations have to Ik; acknowledged:—"J.N.B.,” £1 ss, for cardigaoi jackets; “ Anonymous," ss, for British and Belgian fund.: collected inbox for babies' milk fund, £2 10s. 1(. its honed to gel a number of cases of goods away by the Zealandie, BOKO I'Cl H COUNCIL DONATION, At their monthly meeting, helj last night. the Green Island Borongn Council authorised a donation of £lO to tiro British and Belgian relict fund. KEEP YOUR TAIL UP! [By "Oriel,” in the ' Argus.'J Though the Germans are. in Antwerp, And an army corps at J.iile, Keep yo'ir l;;i! lip, in other, Keep your tail up. Though lho Kaiser still seems cheerful, There is no great need to stjueal : Keep your tail up, . brother, Keep your tail up. let it point unto the zenith lit the old familiar way, Though the lane is long a-tnrning. IVc will find Iho turn somo day ; And the Kaiser. O my brother. He will bo the man who'll pay. Keep your tail up. Though the Russ moves very slowly. Yet the Russ is very strong, Keep your tail up, brother, Keep your tail up. Though we've, lost somo ships and soldiers. And may lose more ere long. Keep your tail up, brother. Keep your tail up. Wherefore keep it wagging boldly, Tor to drop, it wore a sin ; And the Navy has the Germans Beautifully bottled in. In a few short months, my brother. They'll he quaking in Berlin. Keep your fail up. GENERAL NEWS. The local choirs and bands, assisted by the best talent procurable, will give a big patriotic concert, about the middle of the month in aid of the, British and Belgian relief funds. The children of the Kaitangata. State School have forwarded to ns a fourth contribution of £1 for the relief of the poor ami orphaned children in Belgium. The staff of the Dunedin Window Cleaning Company met yesterday morning to sav good-bye to Mr dames Barnes, who enrolled with the reinforcements for the Kxppflitionarv Torre. Mr Robert Knowles, one of the piincipals, in presenting Mr Barnes with a wristlet watch, mado reference to the recipient’s attention to his duties. He, had been in the firm's employ since its inaamration 10 years ago. The speaker hoped he would give a good account of himself, and stated that on Ids return lie would willingly be employed hy the firm. Mr Barnes suitably responded. On Sunday the Cnvcrsham Baptist Sunday School children set an example which is worthy of imitation hy other schools, inasmuch as by a. practically unanimous vote they decided to forgo their annual picnic in order to devote the cost thereof to the Belgian relief fund. The, outcome of this generosity on the part of the children will be that a sum of about £8 will go to the relief of the suffering Belgians.
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BRITISH ARTILLERY EFFECTIVE., Evening Star, Issue 15640, 3 November 1914