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Tho news of tho naval engagement off Cliilo still lacks official confirmation. Canada scouts the report, but a London massage advises that the Monmouth was lost.
Japan captures Tsing-tao and takes 800 prisoners and 26 guns. After three days of terrific fighting, In which 700,000 Germans were engaged, and of alternate advance and retreat, the British achieved a " glorious victory." The battle is described In detail, and likened to Bannockburn. The German dead were piled in heaps, impeding tho British advance. The ohargo of tho London Scottish is described as tho mest gallant incident of tho war. General Joffre advises the Tsar that "our own position is good."
Russia's onward march continues. The retreat of the enemy fs becoming marked. 1 Tharo is much activity among Cerman-Ainsrioans with a view to an Invasion of Canada. Tho Turkish Ambassadors in London and Paris have fcoen handed their passports. Romo advises that Turkey will conflno her attention at present to Russia. BANZAI! TSING-TAO~APTURED. GOOD MEN~THE( JAPS! TOKIO, November 5. (Received November 6, at 12.50 p.m.) The Japanese have, captured Tsing-tao. They took 800 (?) prisoners and destroyed 26 guns. SOUTH AFRICA. SURRENDER OF OVER ICO REBELS. CAPE TOWN, November 5. (Received November 6, at 12.50 p.m.) Official: One hundred and six rebels, including four lieutenants.' and also seven German soldiers, have surrendered at Carnarvon. THE CHILIAN AFFAIR, MONMOUTH'S CREW NOT RESCUED. LONDON, November 5. (Received November 6, at 12.50 p.m.) No clearer light has been shed on the Chilian engagement. All the reports api pear to be based on German statements. j There is little, doubt that the Monmouth was sunk, and that the British Uiips were outranged, i The Germans were unable to rescue the I Monmouth's men owing to tho storm. NEW YORK, November 5. (Received November 6, at 12.50 p.m.) Advices from Valparaiso are to the etfect that the Good Hope is not damaged. RUSSIANS EXPEL TURKS. PETROI.RAD, November 5. (Received November 6. r.t. 12.50 p.m.) Oliicial: Tho Russians expelled tha Turks from a village that- they occupied in Khoraean. They crushed the Turks and Kurds near Dyadine, and alro occupied Bayazid. [Khorasan is in Persia. Bayazid is in Annenia, 19 miles S.'W. of Mount Ararat] GERMAN CRUISER HIT BY HER OWN MINES. AMSTERDAM. November 5. (Received November 6, at 12.50 p.m.) The Yorck si ruck a chain of mines blork- ! ing Jahdc Boy. It happened in a fog. Of tho crow, 382 wore rrccu-ed. AN OFFICIAL SUMMARY. The Hk'ii Commissioner reports as follows: LONDON. November 4. Official : When the Indian troops comI me need to take part in the operations with the British Expeditionary Forc*\ their first rarinieiit* in action wtio heavily shelled while entrenching. '1 ho men were particularly iriditiewnt to 'the shells. An opportunity was later afforded to them of showing their qualities, in attack. A certain village posc.cs.-ed tactical importance, and the task of storming it. was assigned to tlw Indian troops, who advanced in circumstances oi the 12v.iat.tcL didiculty under h-eavy rilie and n;:.chine-gru, fire. I Ti>-ir dash and lesolrilioii v.tie worthy of i the highest traditions of thi> army. The '. Commander-in-Chief comna-t elated the Inidiai. troop* mii their gallant conduct. ! Tile Admiralty announces that tho ffer- | man v< .?.-..•] t/piKJia. dying tha Red Crow f!.12, has bc.'ii detained l-.;c--<r.» her name wa« not noiilied to the. British Government i as that of a hospital ship, and .-die behaved ! in a. manlier in> orjsittera with the. dunes | of a hrspita! ship. She will h<- hr-.-uyhi j before the Pii.;-; Court. i Rei'in reports that the German crui.-yr i Yorck V3s niir.ed and e.unk at. the- entrance i to tho Jivhde yesterday. J November u. Owing to hostile, nets ermnniuod by Turkish force.-: nudsr t'Jej-iiian r-lfi'-oi*, ,-t state of war exists bet.ween Britain and j Turkey a.-t from to-day. ; Cyprus has been annexed by Britain. I The htat'Ciiieiit- that the Minerva br>m- : burded the Jevah is unvruo. i A CiFT FCR THE BELCIAK FUNDS.) ! At the Baicluiha .sleek salo <.n Friday j : last five fat ■ewes, presented by' Messrs j Smith p.nd Tlr'riby, luehelutha, in aid of i j t'ro Bel</iar. relief fund., and offered by i Messrs Wright. .S'teph-inson, and Co., Lid. | for sal?, localised th-? substantia! sum of i RZ& lis. One owe. carry iiur the Belgian j colors, was sold no less than 35 times. The five e.vv-s. < veii'eaiiy became t.b • pro-! petty of Mi Simon Wright, B.iidutha, at i 31s per head. The loi lowing is a detailed j list of tho pureha.-ers : K. Bow-ex, Ptt-er Bo.vd BV. /■-,-; eh. \Val<er Muiray ij3, T. A. ! Johnston £!?. Jf'hn Christie and A. Aitken- ! heal £'t raeii. P. A. Watt £2 10.;.. IT l Miller £1 3s, .Jamw Lamor.d. R. Campbell. \ John Black, Alex Alii .-:■!■. R. G. Stieil. | .1. F. Drake. C. F Oiv;-!r.-, D. Sl-.tddau, : ; D. R. Johneton, I.) }Ti;d.-:on, Alex. Cur.- | I r.intdi.Mn, Jo= Moslev, W. S. Thomson, R. I i Benton, J. M'Ci-Kvtw, Thomas Soncr, N. | M'lCav. ;md John Lochhead £1 ,-aeh, R. ! ! Molfa'u, O. ?ooi--au. G. S. Wilson, R. ! Wilson, P. A:idcr?o-n. D. DslJas, John j Barclay, .and Win, Dalbs, jun., 10s j »--.tch. \V. 15- ■:■' !! ss, . c ;:lo of five f'.vfti at I ?)le each £7 15s. OVERSEAS CLUB. APPEAL FOR SOCKS AND CHOLERA BELTS. Tho club's depot in the Express Company's BuildiiiL's pie.senK-d a busy appearance this morning, w'hen members were reeeivine ar.d ehe> kiie_- ov-r donations of goods u'hich had been weivtd. .\ number ( of parcels of handsome new jioods ai-c ' ano.iKt the donations, and the committee r.r!-rio\\Ud::-B these and other pifts with. : gratitude. One iadj' has offer.<l t;> continue working i for the club until thero in no fiuibcr n«cd for help. Others have alto evinced a dis- j position to continue walking indefinitely, j The appeal for cholera belts and socks : for tho Queen Mary fund is being liberally i responded to, a number of pairs of the j latter having come to linrtd already. The \ seeks required should be heavy woollen ', on-es, and made to tit a man wearing sizo I 9 or 10 in boots. The cholera belts should be woven. The ap|X>al if. made to members of tho Overseas Club and-others, and | the committee feel convinced that the re- i spouse will be worthy of the object. When j it is pointed out that there are 3,000 Over- j seas members in Otago alone, 700 of whom | are in Dunedu;, iu will leadib/ bv: etux ::
that if each one docs his or her chart a handsome rami), will aocnie. The help of country members is specially sought. The Red Cross donations continue to arrive, and it is anticipated tihat a large consignment will be the result. Phe children of Pnkama School (roll number 11) have forwarded 5s 6d, and two Milton members of the Overseas dub have sent 10s. A HANDSOME CONTRJft'CTTON. Mr R. W. Hall, of Mnseelburgh, sends us £1 10s for the local distress fund. This makes £5 5s contributed by him, and is ths proceeds of 35 settings of eggs at 3s a setting from his utility" fowls.
DUNEDIN WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION. ' The ladies at the Early Settlers' Hall are loolrimc: forward to biff results from their ".Smokers' Day" scheme, bv which the m*;n of this City who indulge in the fra<rran€ weed are to be given the opportunity of helping to provide the luxury of a good smoke for the soldiers at the front. But the ladies have not stopped there, for they eonsideT that non-smokers should also assist in this laudable object by contributing the amount they save by not indulging in the habit. So a day will be set apart for non"-sniokers after Friday next, which is " Smokers' Day." Five cases of babies' clnthos ready ; three more to be packed; and donations ttOl coming in '. This is the result of that particular appeal—an excellent result, too. To-morrow the association provide afternoon tea again in connection with the art exhibition. Mc-sdime-s Capstick, Macfic, and Cunningham will be in charge.
Mr John Wood has had a brsy time receiving the numerous cases and parcels that continue io come in in a fiteadv stream. Portion of the hall bears the appearance of the packing room of a large warehouse-. The following monetary donations have to be acknowledged:—Bntish and Belgian fund : " Mornington " £5. Cardigan jacket, fund : " Women of Mornington " £2 ss, E. A. Young (Breadalbane) £l.
A meeting of the Broad Bay Patriotic Committee is to be held on Monday night. It is expected that the efforts being made down the bay will result in a substantial sum being realised. Mr Hugh .Mitchell, secretary of the Otago Provincial Council of the Now Zealand Farmers' Union, reports a long list of donations for the. British and Belgian funds from the Crookston 'branch of the union, totalling £4B 17s for the former and £95 Is for tho latter-fund.
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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Evening Star, Issue 15643, 6 November 1914