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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Issue 15641, 4 November 1914
LATEST FROM EUROPE.
The Kaiser, in congratulating the Brandenburg regiments, said: "After the war we will ail meet again. En any case the enemy will be beaten," There are 16,000 widows in Dusseidorf alone. Cologne and Hamburg ted the same appalling story. Mourning is almost universal. The Kaiser witnessed the fight to capture Ypres. The British tapped the enemy's wireless message: "More msn now and wo hava them." German reinforcements came, and the battle raged all day. Tho London Scottish turned the scale. They went into the inferno, there was a terrific impact, they were overborne, they recoiled, they reformed, they charged repeatedly, and then tho Germans ran. • British losses heavy.
. Eakolarjevo was fought to create a diversion at all costs in order to save the Crown Prince's army and reputation. Tho object was not achieved.
Russia advises Turkey that it Is now too late for her to draw back.
There is heavy artillery fighting along the Ostend coast. The Allies' warships are participating. The notorious Coefeen is said to have besn En action off Sebastopoi. She was shelled and retreated to Constantinople for repairs. Bulgaria will remain neutral unless Turkey crosses her territory. German generals continue to sacrifice thousands of men in the hope of reaching Calais. BAimrxiAlt TREBIZONT). AMSTERDAM, November 3. (RecdveJ November 4, at 9.20 a.m.) It is officially announced from Vienna that n buttle has bcfjnn near Trehizond between Ku??ian and Turkish troops. TUR.KEY APOLOGISES IN VAIN. (I [TAR AN TEES DEM AN DEI). . J,ON DON, November 3. (Received November 4, at 9.20 a.m.) It, is stated in diplomatic circles that tho Turkish apology will not be accepted unless accompanied by guarantees for reparation for tho ads of war that have been committed. OUT WITH THE TURKS. PETROGRAB, November 7>. (Received November 4, at, 9.20 a.m.) All Turkish subjects are ordered to leave Russia, in a week.
TURKS SINK TWO OF 'THEIR OWN VESSELS. HOME, November 3. (Received November 4, aI. 9.20 a.m.) An official message from Constantinople states that the Uriuuh Fleet entered the tfulf of Oheshoe, in Asia. Minor, for the purpose hi' attacking the gunboat Durakrei.ss and th* armed steamer Kinabada, hat the Turkish commander .sunk both vessels. BOMBARDMENT OF DUALA. LONDON, Xovember 3. (Received November 4, at 9.20 a.m.) A bluejacket, in a letter describing the bombardment of Duala, states that the Germans laid mines and sank ships in t.ha river. Tbcs gunboat Dwarf removed the mines and blew up a wreck. The Challenger then arrived and went at full speed to Duala, where she was not expected. Sho destroyed half the town and silenced the batteries. PETROL~TLNS AS FLOATS. LONDON, November 3. (Received November 4, at 10.5 a.m.)
When the- Hermes was sinking sorneono remembered that there were 400 tins of petrol aboard. Theso were emptied arid lb. l .stopper;; screwed down. :uid thetins kept scores or men afloat until rescued. THE FIGHT FOR YPRES. WATCHED BY THE KAISER LONDON SCOTTISH CHARGE AM) WL\! PARIS, November 3. (Received. Xovcmber 4. .'it 30.5 a-.in.) The Ka.isoi witn-rwsed the Jight io capture- Ypri-s. At one. stage the Gorraars believed that they had achiever! their purpceo. The British tapped a wtp-Iws mossago to this effect: "Send more. men now and \v<: havo them!"
The Duke of Wuriemhurji's tlixoe army corps rushed from Bniijca iind reinforced th« "k'ht corps that- wero oper.-rtin;* from Glkmcu'
Tk» P>rilish met the Wnrtomburgs in the direction of D'-xmude. The OcTir.a.nr> weic, thc-n sa 4 <o 1.
The bal-tle ail day. The Landon Scottish turned the scab'. Th<\V went into the inferno of .shot a-mi shell, advancing by tdiort, rusher, right up to llio enemy's tienche.i. The G«»rn>ii-i!S • 'J' ll '' a< ; them with the bavoncl-
Tko London iScvi-tish. thereurron fixed bayonets arxl charged.
the impact- was U-riilic. Uveiboni by number.';, the London Scottish recoiled. Inn they reformed ai.d ciiarsri d ivj heatedly. Then the Germans ra-n. The Briti.-h losses; were. i'eveie-. TO SAVE THE CROWN PRINCE. MUST ATTACK" "AT ALL COSTS." PE'EROGRAD, Nfe-vwnber 5. (ftcrawl November 4. at 10.5 a.m.) •H the battle- «t R.-.kekn-jevo tbo East Prussian army wer»iudei-.''d toatta-ck at all costs, in oivkr iu cn.alc it. diversion ;md enable, the down Prince Uj .save his army ,v:d ills military K-nuintioif. TURKEY EATS HUfWEJLE PIE. OEFERS TO KEEP ELECT OUT OP BLACK SEA. RUSSIA SAYS IT J< TOO LATE. PF.TROORAI), November 3. (Received November <'l. at- 10.5 a.m.) Tliu Grand Yhcl-er . ; ,f Turkey has telegraphed r-:yretti:u' Gie breaking of relations, but be- abei/cs- it was- duo to tha Russians' hofitiio acts. In ordo.r to prevent a repetition the Porte bad forbidden ii:o Turkish fleet- to enter the B-L-uk Sea, :\:-A bad .'(dvieed that the Russians fchordd not cini-.o n-sar Turkey. I'd. Sazcinoff /cpiir.d that it -(wis i-o<> late. If Turkey bad immediately exp.'llvd tha German ofiieor.s v.-'udd have l:ccn po.-ti'ole. SEVERE ARTILLERY DUEL BET WE EX OSIIiXtt AND XiEUPOET. OUR. SHIPS IX IT. AMSTERDAM, November 3. (Deceived November 4, at. 10.5 a.m.) The ' Handelsblad' report* a- very ssvere artillery diifl bst-w-cen Csterid and Xicuport.. in which many warahips participated. GERMANY'S NEW ALLY. ROME. November o. (Reco-ived November 4, at .1.35 p.m.) Several hundred more. German officers who uv<'- acquainted with the organisation of the Turkish anny have arrived'at Conatiiiitiuorjle,
[ INDIA REMAINS LOYAL. THE BRITISH CAUSE RIGHT AND JUST. BRITAIN IS ISLAM'S BEST FRIEND DELHI, November 3. (Received November 4, at 1.35 p.m.) It is officiallv announced throughout India that no religious question is involved in Turkey's .action. France and Russia hove joined with England's assurance that they will not molest the Mohammedan holy places in Arabia., provided Indian pilgrims aro not molested. The Nizam of Hyderabad has issued a stirring manifesto, in which he states that the British cause is a right and just cause. Indian Mohammedans, ho says, axe in duty bound to adhere firmly to the old and tried loyalty of Great Britain, which lias always been Islam's best friend. Aga Khan has urged his friends and peoplo to maintain their loyalty to Great Britain. The leading Mohammedans a.t Calcutta deplore the Sultan's action, and believe that he has been forced to yield by the Minister of War (Enver Pasha.) and* Germany.
The Bengal Moslem League are organising a, movement to educate the illiterates as to the cause of the war.
TURKS SHELLED OUT OF AKABA.
The High Commissioner sends- this message under date London, November 3, 5.40 p.m. :
_ The Admiralty reports that on. the arrival ai, Akaba of the warship Minerva she found the place in the occupation of soldiers (ono had the appearance of a German officer) and armed natives. The Minerva. | shelled the fort and troops till the town was evacuated. Tho landing was destroyed, also the fort, tho barracks, tho post office, and the stores. Tho enemy suffered soino loss. There were no British casualties. [Akaba (or Akahah) k a fortified village of Arabia, on tho east! side- of the gulf of the same name. Its former names were Elana and Ailaii.] AERIAL BOMB THROWING. A WAR GAME TWO CAN PLAY AT. PARIS, November 3. (Received November 4, at 1.35 p.m.) French aviators threw bombs on the headquarters of the Puke of Wurteraburg's army at Thielt en Sunday. They threw a large number of the motor ears intn panics and mi.!tercd t lie escorting troops. Another icporfc saya that throe of the troops were killed.. OTACO'S TROOPS. Tho local defence office ha* been advised that. 12 additional mounted men are required to complete the: first reinforcement of the Expeditionary Force. They will go forward as soon as possible. Tho following appointments in the New Zealand Medical Corps are gazetted : Major A. l!.. FaJiwnor, principal medical officer (ota.,;<> Military District-), is granted tho temporary rank of lieutenantcolonel while so employed. Captain T. A. Mac-Gibbon is given tho temporary rank of major during the absence or" active ■service of Lieutenant-colonel P. C. Fenwick. Captain J. S. Elliott is granted tho temporary rank of major while acting as officer "commanding A -Section, No. 4 Field Ambulance, and Drs P. 8. Foster, J. L. Frazer-Hurst. R. Stout, and J. 0. Campbell aro appointed captains. ODDMENTS. A. Core wire says :—Tho local Patriotic Committee, at their meeting yesterday, decided to cable Home £2OO in aid of Belgian relief. The employees of the Wocdluuigh Paper Mills have hi-nt us £2 10s 6d, being their fifth contribution to tho local distress fund. A)i Auckland telegram states that Lieutenant H. .T. Walker, whose, parents icsicle at Auckland, was reported mifsing ui tho 'War Office for September 9. His parents to-day received a telegram from their son reporting that ho was at Brus- | sels, safe and well
LATEST FROM EUROPE., Issue 15641, 4 November 1914
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