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GERMANS RELY ON ARTILLERY., Issue 15644, 7 November 1914
GERMANS RELY ON ARTILLERY.
WITHOUT IT NO CHANCE.
THEIR INFANTRY LESS ENERGETIC.
ALLIES STILL ATTACKING,
NOT RETIRED AT ANY POINT.
COMPULSORY SERVICE TALKED OF.
TO REPAIR LOSSES IN FLANDERS.
GREECE PREPARING FOR WAR.
Press Association— By Telegraph—Copyright. 4
THE NORTH FRONT. ALLIES STANDING FIRM. GERMANS REINFORCING FOR NEW OFFENSIVE. FAR IS, November 6. (Received November 7, at 0.10 a.m.) Communique: The whole front is unchanged, though severe lighting has taken place at Dixmudo and Lys. The Germans in Belgium and Northern France are apparently being reinforced for new offensive operations. Our artillery destroyed a column of German waggons north-east of the Foret de I’Aigle. ' Wc have retaken Sapigneul, near Berrv-au-Bac, and repulsed with the bayonet' desperate attacks at Arcounc and ■\Voevro. FIERCE ATTACK BY GERMANS ON ARME NTI Ell FS- ARRAS LINE. GIANT MORTAR PROVES HARMLESS. OUR ARTILLERY TEARS ENEMY TO PIECES. KAISER WITNESSES IT IS OWN DEFEAT. LONDON, November 6. (Rceeivcd November 7, at 8.50 a.m.) Mr Martin Donohue says that, the Germans t'nr two days fiercely attacked on the Anuentlcros-An'Lis liuo. Enormous masses were, hurled against Arment iores. The Germans used a new type of mortar, throwing a projectile of several hundredweight. Under cover of night they dug a huge pit, filled it with concrete, and mounted the mortar on a wooden platform. At dawn our trenches were raked by the high-anglc shell fire. But the result disappointed the Germans, as the projectiles buried themselve.s in the. soft ground, and merely gave the British a nuidbath. The British, lying in bomb-proof shelters, did not reply, and the Germans, misunderstanding their silence, advanced in a mass. The British still silently remained in their trenches. Then our artillery, cleverly concealed by brushwood in the field behind, opened (ire and tore great rents in the oncoming mass. Rifle fire also punished the Germans terribly. The attack was an utter failure. The Kaiser and the King of Saxony were present. The Kaiser, in ordering a charge, pointed coastwards, and cried : “Go on to Calais !” Then followed another hour's shell fire before. Germans again essayed to advance. One could not help admiring their bravery as they marched slowly to certain death. Urged forward by their officers. they advanced, leaving a trail of dead and dying. The withering fire decimated them, and for the second time they wavered and sought cover. BATTLE ROUND YPRES. GERMANS’ ARTILLERY THEIR ONLY HOPE. PARTS, November 6. (Received November 7, at 9.20 a.m.) The battle round Ypres has become an artillery duel. The infantry arc resting. The enemy's superior long-range guns alone enable them to make a stand. Without them they would not have a chance. Thousands of British wounded arc coming into Calais from Flanders. Nearly all the wounds are from shrapnel. There is hardly a case of rifle or bayonet wounds. ENEMY RETREATING ON WHOLE FRONT BETWEEN BRUGES AND THIELT. BRITISH NOW RESPECTED BY GERMANS. (London ‘ Times ’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, November 6. Amsterdam reports assert that there is every indication of the Germans retreating along the whole front from Bruges to Thielt. The losses are enormous. There were 50.000 wounded in Holders alone. The Germans freely informed the Dutch correspondents that the British are a formidable enemy. ALLIES SLIGHTLY PROGRESSED. NOT RETIRED AT ANY POINT. GERMAN INFANTRY LESS ENERGETIC. PARIS, November 6 (evening). (Received November 7, at 9.20 a.m.) Official : The Allies have slightly progressed at East Nienport and on tho right bank of the Yse.r. Tho German attacks were renewed on Wednesday from Dixmude to Lys, hut with less energy’ at several points, especially by the infantry. We have not retired at any point, but aro assuming the offensive, and have notably progressed in several directions. The feature of the struggle between La Basse© and tho Somme was the artillery battle. We have retained Le Quesnoy In Santerre, and advanced appreciably towards Andeehy. There is a recrudescence of German activity between the Oise and the Moselle, especially in artillery. We finally repulsed all attacks, in some cases after an all-day battle.
ENEMY SWEPT OUT OF MESSINES. WURTEMBERG "BATTALION SURRENDER. PARIS. November 6. (Received November 7, at 9.20 a.m.) A combined force of Moroccans, French colonial infantry, and Indian troops, being confronted by a deadly German fire, resorted to the favorite tactic of disappearing into ditches and behind hedges and other obstacles. After a quarter of an hour tho Germans, imagining their opponents to he annihilated, advanced to within 100 yards, when rifles and quick-firers obliterated their whole detachment. The Allies have swept tho enemy out of Hollobecque and Mossines. A Wurtemberg battalion, driven into the muddy beds of the Lys. surrendered. The German casualties numbered 5,000. The Allies captured many prisoners, six guns, and an entire ambulance, and pursued the enemy six miles. GENERAL VON KLUCK COM MAN DING ~AT THE ATSNE. PARIS, November 6. (Received November 7, at 8,45 a.m.) ‘ Le Temps’ discredits the reports of Von Klnck's death, and says that he now commands in the region of the Aisne. THE EASTERN FRONTIER. RUSSIANS RECAPTURE JAROSLAV. PETROGRAD, November 6. (Received November 7, at 0.10 a.m.) Advices from Lemberg stole (hat the Russians recaptured Jarcslav and took 6,000 prisoners, after furious Austrian day-and-night attacks. REDUCTION OF TSINC-TAO. 1,088 CASUALTIES. TOKIO, November 6. (Received November 7, at 9.10 a.m.) Official: 'llio total casualties at Tsing-tao weie two British killed and eight wounded (including two majors), and of the Japanese 2CO killed and 878 wounded. IN SOUTH AFRICA. DE WET RAIDS YREDE. CAPE TOWN. November 6. (Received November 7, at 9.30 a.m.) Be Wet. with 150 armed horsemen, raided Vrecle on October 28. The postal clerk, at much risk, warned the postmaster, who wired to Pretoria before the raiders smashed the instruments. De Wet seized the magistrate, who had formerly fined him £2 for whipping a native, and dragged him into the public place, where tho inhabitants were ordered to muster. Be Wet addressed the meeting. He proposed to join Maritz., march on Pretoria, pull down the British Flag, and proclaim a South African Republic. THE CHILIAN FIGHT. STATEMENT BY THE GERMANS. VALPARAISO. November 6. (Received November 7, at 10.55 arm.) Von Spec, commander of the German squadron, states that the fight near Sant Maria lasted for an hour in the dark. He adds that the Good Hope fled, but an explosion was seen between her funnels. He supposed that the Glasgow’ t>u tiered small damage. She escaped in the darkness. It was impossible to assist tho Monmouth s crew owing to tho storm. While, sinking the Monmout.ii tried to ram one of the German ships. MORE MEN WANTED. COMPULSORY SERVICE DISCUSSED. TO GATHER IN SHIRKERS. LONDON, November 6. (Received November 7. at 9.20 a.m.) Owing to the check in recruiting during the last throe weeks, and the wear and tear of the army in Flanders, the newspapers are prominently discussing the question of compulsory service. The leading journals show some anxiety about tho mattel- . Lord Sclbornc, speaking at Chiswick, said that the voluntary response had been wonderful ; but young meui. who did not enlist, though no one was wholly dependent on them, wore shirkers, and should be compelled if they did not come voluntarily, because the existence of the nation was at slake. ALBANIANS INVADING MONTENEGRO. AMBUSHED ANDEANNIIIIBATED. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) LONDON, November 6. Two thousand Albanians, armed and commanded by Austrians, while attempting to iuvado Montenegro near Jacova, were ambushed and annihilated. [Jacova, or Yacova, or lacova, is 67 miles E.N.E. of Scutari, on the b\ hit© ]jrin.] GREECE PREPARING. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) LONDON, November 6. Berlin reports that Greece is energetically preparing for war. SOCIALIST PARTY ASK SWITZERLAND TO INTERVENE. ARMISTICE TO BE ASKED FOB. (London -‘ Times 1 and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Services.) BERNE, November 6. Tho Socialist party have asked Th© President of the Republic to intervene between the belligerents. 'The. President promised to try to induce the neutral countries to WW an armistice.
JAPS NEAR SANDWICH ISLANDS
SINK A RUNAWAY GERMAN. PEKING, November 6. (Received November 7, at 8.45 a.m.) A Japanese naval patrol sank a German steamer off Hawaii. This steamer had previously escaped from Jaluit. GENERAL KEKEWICH DEAD. THE DEFENDER OF KIMBERLEY. NERVOUS BREAKDOWN. LONDON, November 6. (Received November 7, at 9.20 a.m.) General Kekewieh is dead. He had fired off a nun which was found beside his‘body, lie had been appointed to a command in Lord Kitcheners army, but being depressed by the death of many of his friends at the front, he was prostrated by insomnia and a nervous breakdown. [ Major-gene ml Robt. George Kekewieh was bom in 1854, son of Trehawke Kekcwich, of Peamore, Devon. He served in the .Malay Peninsula, the Nile Expedition, at Suakin. and in South Africa, whore he directed the Kimberley defence. He was a retired colonel of Tho Buffs when called by Lord Kitchener.] THE ROHILLA. LONDON, November 6. (Received November 7, at 9.25 a,m.) Captain Neilson, of the Eohilla, gave evidence at tho inquest that she struck a mine, and, the vessel being vitally injured, he ran her ashore to save life. The verdict was that tho vessel struck something before she took the ground. WILL NEVER GET BACK AGAIN. LONDON, November 6. (Received November 7, at 9.25 a.m.) The names of the Kaiser and Prince Henry of Prussia have been removed from the Navy List. BIPLANE ON FIRE. LONDON, November 6. (Received November 7, at 9.25 a.m.) Busk, an aviator at an aircraft factory, was testing a biplano at Aldershot, when the machine burst into flames and glided a. mile to the earth. Busk was burned to death. A MINE-SWEEPER MINED. LONDON, November 6. (Received November 7, at 9.20 a.m.) The mine-sweeper Mary was destroyed by a mine in the North Sea and eight men were drowned. COLONEL MAKCHAND PROMINENT. PARIS. November 6. (Received November 7, at 8.45 a.m.) Colonel Marchand, of Fashoda fame, is wounded, and was mentioned in despatches for remarkable courage. Pegoud, the famous aviator, is also mentioned in despatches. GERMAN AVIATORS KILLED. AMSTERDAM, November 6. (Received November 7, at 8.45 a.m.) Two naval aviators wore killed in trial flights at Johaiinisthal. TWO FRENCHMEN ALSO KILLED. PARIS, November 6. (Received November 7, at 9.20 a.m.) Captains Emeny and Fours, distinguished aviators, wore killed. They fell on to the roof of a house at lasy les Moulincaux. GERMAN “CULTURE” AGAIN. LONDON, November 6. (Received November 7, at 8.45 a.m.) The ‘ Standard’s ’ Petrograd correspondent says that the Belgian General Rucker, who has joined Duke Nicholas, states of bis own knowledge, that girls of good families in Belgium were outraged in their mothers’ presence. A MILLION BREAD-WINNERS SACRIFICED. (London 'Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) COPENHAGEN, November G. It is announced that trustworthy German calculations show that over a, million people have already lost their providers. KAISER’S SON-IN-LAW. LONDON, November 6. (Received November 7, at 8.45 a.m.) Tho ‘Daily Chronicle’s' Milan correspondent says it is believed that tho Kaiser's son-in-law is the wounded prince referred to in the cable of November 3. stoning each other. (London ‘ Times ’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, November 6. The fighting is so close on lire Belgian lines that at one plant? the combatants threw stones at each other across a dyke. UNDERGROUND MANSIONS. (London 1 Times ’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Services.) LONDON. November 6. In East Prussia some extraordinary quarters wore taken by the Russians. The German officers had deep dugouts with corridors leading to the men’s trenches. Those quarters were like the halls of a mansion built underground, furnished with rich carpets, bedsteads, and furniture taken from country homes during the re- ( treat, and also equipped with telephones. j ROYAL SERVANTS AT THE FRONT. (London ‘ Times ’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, November 6. At the opening of Parliament the State Coach was not used, because 89 of the Royal servants are serving at the front. ALIEN SEAMEN IN CUSTODY. (London “Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) LONDON, November 6. Nine thousand German and Austrian seamen from British ships_ have been removed to 1 lie camps in Britain, being put mostly under ihe control of the Sailors and Firemen’s Union. A suggestion is made that the navigation laws be so amended us to require that a certain proportion of British seamen be employed on British ships. A GERMAN ORGIE. LONDON, November 6. (Received November 7, at 8.45 a.m.) A Geneva newspaper publishes a statement that when Brussels was occupied German office to banqueted at the Royal Palace in Luoken Castle, and that the banquet was followed by an orgie, in which I loose women used the royal wardrobe. Tho Burgomaster protarieri to the German commander. who simply remarked ; “ Those officers arc not tho elite of my army-.” NINE GERMAN VESSELS TAKEN. SYDNEY, November- 7. (Received November 7, at 10.55 a.m.) According to the Calcutta ‘Englishman,’ the cruiser Cumberland has captured eight vessels of tho Woermann line, and one of the Hamburg-America liners, in the C’am% roort River, West Africa. AUSTRALIA’S WAR FUND. SYDNEY, November 7. (Received November 7, at 10.55 a.m.) Australia’s war fund now totals £804,000. ENEMY’S COLLIERS SUNK. T PTROGRAD, November 6. It is reported in Odessa that 12 G-evman-Turkish coal, transports were sunt on tho Anatolia coast.
THE DARDANELLES. ' HEAVY KRUPPS FOR DEFENSE. (London' Times' and Sydney' Suu' Services.} LONDON, November 6. Heavy Krupp guns, aent to Consta-ati-nople, are being nlaced on both sides of the Dardanelles. A MAGAZINE EXPLODED. PARIS, November 6. (Received November 7, at 9.25 a.m.) Advices from Mitylone state that the Anglo-French bombardment of tlie Dardanelles exploded the magazine in Port SeiKlilbachs. * WELLINGTON ITEMS. [SrECIAL XO THE StAJI.] November 7. The Mayor's room presented the appearance of the receiving office of a j bank yesterday, for every table was covered with money—notes, gold, silver, i copper, and littlo round parcels of coiiu It was some of the money collected by the school children on Guy Fawkes' Day, and is to go to the Belgium fund. The amounts included £B2 collected from the Clyde Quay School: from Kilbirnio School, £49; from Roseneath, £l2; from Te Aro, £B3; from Mount Cook, £52. The head master of the Terrace School wrote to say that he would be forwarding a- sum* of about £SO. Many other amounts have yet to como in, and the fund will pain by quite £4OO by tlio efforts of the children. On her last trip from Now Zealand to England the lonic (which arrived yesterday) had aboard 12 officers, 20 chief petty officers, and 90 other ratings from H.M.S. Psyche Philomel, and Pyramus, who left those ships when they were recotnmissioned in New Zealand. When the lonic arrived in London the Admiralty tender came alongside and a number of the men were transferred to the ill-fated Cre-ss.v, which was torpedoed early in the war in the North Sea. About six or seven weeks ago farmers and farm assistants about Tinui formed themselves voluntarily into a troop of rough riders. By assiduously training every week they are already a fairly efficient corps for mounted work. The farmers of Lower Wairarapa have taken up the idea and have formed a troop known as the Kaihautara Mounted Rifles, a. splendidly-mounted body of 60 men. It is anticipated that they will have no difficulty in raising tho corps to complete a unit 100 strong. The men are all keen patriots. One, when being sworn, insisted that the wording of the oath "to serve until legally discharged" be altered to "'serve until he is shot." When it was pointed out that this was not the usual wording, ho said : " Just let it stand as it is, mister." The voyage of tho lonic from London was uneventful. Necessary precautions were taken against interference by the enemy. Coming down the Channel the vessel was escorted by H.M.S. Edinburgh Castle. The only war news which the passengers received was that contained in newspapers secured at Cape Town and Hobart. At the latter port they experienced the operation of • censorship, for before the boat resumed her voyage to New Zealand they were all mustered on deck and the newspapers in their possession were collected by Customs officers. DUNEDIN WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION. Work is .still proceeding brisklv at the Early Settlers' Mall. His Worship tho Mayor has called a meeting of tho women s branch ■;>! the Oi-iip. I'atriork- and General Wolfuie Association for Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock in the Town Hall, when the work done .<]tiling 111*' last three months will lie reviewed. It. is hoped that all women interested in the work will make a special effort to be present. The following additional monetary donations have been received : Cardigan jacket fund: " Rcslyn Boy" ss, Mrs Forrest 2s. Queen Mary fund : " Roslyn Hoy " ss. PATRIOTIC MEETING AT LAWRENCE. A meeting was held in Lawrence la.si, evening to consider a letter from the chairman of the Otago Patriotie and General \\Vlfare .Association suggesting that a patri.iiic meeting he htdd there at an early date to raise subscriptions for the Great Britain and Ireland and Belgium iclief funds, and tiiar arrangements would be made for an address by the Kev. I*. S. (Jray, as well as for the services of an orchestra, vocalists, and a reciter. Messrs .1. B. M'KinJay, 1!. G. Moore, and others approved of the .suggestions outlined in ' the letter from the Otago Patriotic and General Welfare .Association, and & committee war* appointed (with Mr B. W. Winn ;is convener) to make, the necessary loi.ii arrangements. Tt was deeded to ho)'.} the puhlic meeting in Lawrenc a foil night hence, and to obtain the. servii L-s of a. dozen young lady colk'-ctons to look after the collecting of i«'u, funds. The li'-embers of the Lawrence Borough Council ! and the Tuapeka Farmers* Union ait interI esting thenwelvt'S in tho movement. and I there is every probability of a bit; and enI thusiu.sr.ie meeting, and of a. substantial j fimi being raised for the relief funds.--()>vn ••oiTt'spo.Milent. NAVAL DEFENCE. •WHAT WE OWE AUSTRALIA." Speaking to the third reading of the Defence Amendment Bill on Wednosdav night, The Prime Minister stated that the people of Now Zealand did not know what had been done for them by the Australian Navy in tho past fe.v: months. He was sorry ho was not at liberty to disclose what had taken place, but if the people of New Zealand knew the inner history of the last few months they would thank God every day of their lives that there has been at this crisis an Australian Navy. Ho could not go into details either now or in the next few months. But he knew that if it had not been for the Australian Navy we .should have had our fortified towns attacked and our commerce destroyed. Sir Joseph Ward: That doesn't, say much for the power of the Admiralty and their foresight. Air Massey: " 1 am not going, to discuss that. But the fact remains that we have had two of the most powerful cruisers in tho German Navy at one time within three days' steam of New Zealand." He added that at some suitable opportunity the New Zealand Parliament must pass a resolution thanking the people of Australia for ihe protection afforded to New Zealand by the Australian Navy. Mr Oavey: If the Imperial Government had carried out their 1909 Agreement M'o would have been all right. Mr Massey: I admit that. And this Government offered the Admiralty an additional £oo,ooo to carry it out." PORT CHALMERS LADIES. Tho ladies of Port Chalmers art; stiil busily engaged in knitting eox and other warm garments to help to relieve the distress occasioned in Great Britain and Belgium by the wax. A large quantity of wool—approximately 501b—has been handed oat to individuals willing to undertake tho work, and the ladies arc very grateful to those who are assisting. Quantities of woo are still available for those desiring to use it. and the association will still be pleased to receive gifts of clothing Guy Fawkes Day wa? used to great advantage by the school children, and the following sums, which were collected by them, will be devoted to the Belgian "relief fund:—Standard IV. £1 I6S. Standard 11. 2s 9d, Standard 111. 3a sid, Verne Hoskinga Is sd. Peter Herum ls~sd, Albert Herum 6d; total, £2 5s Ijd. The following donations are also acknowledged: —rMrs Anderson ICs, Mr A. M'K. (per Miss SehnacW 10s. Two little children named Allen collected 7* l£d in Broad Bay for the London baby fund. Misses Geddes and Sinclair (teachers
to the district) desire to expreap ifcelr thanks to those parents who iwpond«d bo generously in the matter of taking wool to be made up into garments. THE BOMBARDMENT OF PAPEETE. AS WITNESS-ED BY AN ENGLISHMAN. (Specially -written for the ' Star' by JJbv. £. D. Evans.) October 8, 1914. We had talked of Germans, discussed life ae prisoners of war, and hoped thai something would happen. We arrnni two davs late, ihut saw the ravage* of war. We sighted the two islands, More* and Tahiti, before noon on Thursday, September 24. Morea, the first and nearer, a glorious jumible of serrated basalt, soaring above the palm-edged beach. Tahiti, the larger, more «olid!y mountainous, cloud-capped. Dark canyon* split up the mountains (their precipitous sides are gloomy in comparison with th* foot-hills) and the pleasant palm plantations which skirt the beach. At 5 o'clocjc the 3Joana- ran into calmer water, sheltered by the land from the strong southcast trade winds. A coral reef endows the harbor, making a lagoon a mile square. In the centre of the lagoon, and mirrored in the water, is a tiny udand, where among the trees stands the quarantine station. A launch came tearing acroaa the lagoon to meet us at the narrow entrance. A small Kanaka boy on the cabin roof waved a flag and seemed very excited. An officer with his A.D.C. cams , aboard of us and mounted to the bridge. Tho officer wae stout and vehement. He gesticulated. The rumor flashed through the ship : "The Germans have taken toe town, and we are prisoners of war!" Certainly, from the forward deck we could sea buildings in flam as and in ruin. 11* looked ominous. (Should we all really ba set to clean brass on a German man-of-war? Then gradually we pieced together I the slorv.
At sunrise on Tuesday, .September 22, the lownfolk of Papeete saw approaching two battleships and a collier. They displayed no flag, and drew up outside the reef. The people swarmed to the wharf and to the water’s edge to -welcome what they thought must be two ships of the British fleet, probably the Australia for one. The fort on the hill behind the town fired a salute, and then, after some delay, the flagship ran up tho German ensign. Since this is a cross and eagle on a white field, many took it for a flag of truce, but the terrifying news soon spread that the Germans were preparing to land. The Governor of Tahiti, the Commandant, and military took in the position of affairs. They immediately set a light to the coal, many tons of which was stored in a building near the waterfront. The German ship keeping close together moved some little way northward and then returned as though, making a retoonnaisance. In the meanwhile, tho French flag bad been hoisted on the little gunboat Zelee, which lay at the wharf. iShe was equipped with only one miserable little gun, and could certainly ho no protection. The fort above the town blazed away with her one six-pounder, to make it quite clear that the Germans must stay outside the reef. It- seemed certain that most, if not all. the- shells fell short of the enemy. The little lapdog harked and spluttered at the mastiffs outside the gate. Monied next to the Zeleo was a German tinder, the Walkure, turret built, which the French had detained ns a war prize a few weeks previously Probably a desire to keep their prize still further animated the defence. A little later the bombardment began. The. Germans had seen the coal burning, their dignity was offended bv the yapping guns and they opened file. They searched with their shells the hills above the town, wrecked cottages, ploughed up the earth, terrorised the people, but. failed to smash the French gun. 'lke latter, however, tileuced; its futility was apparent. By this time the little town was in wild commotion. The entire native population fled to the mountains ; the Chinese followed, struggling with huge burdens containing * valuables from their stoics, while the white (leople, in large numbers prepared for flight. The. proprietress of the. Hotel Bellevue, a stout Australian woman of middle age. assured rne that she ran four miles. ’’ Ir-crcdiblo!" I said. “I assure you it is so,” she replied. “ 1 spent the night under a Chinaman’s cabin, lying on stones and overrun with rats." Many .sheltered in caves, and were without food for a day or more. The Gormans having effectually silenced the fortress, turned their attention to tha gunboat Zelee. Fhe was a miserable little rat of a thing, almost beneath contempt. Their hist and second shells fell short. The (bird Inf the Zelee. Tho following ."hells sank her. But many went wide and fell in the town. A block of buildings containing the Custom-house, iho market, and numerous shops, mostly Chinese, hut two or three European, boro the brunt of attack. The liddylo shells tore their way through thin division walls, shattering windows, and exploding wrapped tho buildings in flames. An area covering three or four acres was soon a. smoking Jilin. Inc wonder is that t'lie.ie were si lew fatalities. A Chinaman was killed escaping with the jewels from his store. A. mil it r was blown to hits jo.-' she wasemer ing his automobile. The fart, is that, by tins time tho town was almost empty of inhabitants, and the hillside* covered with retreating fugitives. Next to the. sunken gunhoa.i the war prize Walkurc was i.-io'lv damaged, her funnels smashed ,-md .-idc'ci ripped open by the shells. It is easv t-. imagine what would have been our fate had we arrived on Monday night instead of on Thursday evening. The Geiman.-. attempted no landing, though the soldiers were paraded, ready to resist them, “and to die in tho attempt,” I was gravely assured. By noon t-lio battleships and tha col liar steamed away to the north-east, upon the track which we were to travel to San Francisco. We found tha itappv island a melancholy place. The natiw'si were returning, but'in great terror, lertthe Germans should come back. Parties of men were stacking tho iron and clearing up the debiis, seme German prisoners of war, under guard, sharing in the work. All night tho water reflected the lurid glow of the blazing furnace of coal and the scorched trees sighed mournfully in the evening wind, tt e left on Friday morning, and travelling westward some 200 miles out of our course that night we went, with all light* out and vigilant watch kept. ODDMENTS. The Gaversliaiii branch of the Ovtrica.t ("ub acknowledges 30s 6d float the 8(„ Glair branch of St. Peter’s Snnd.iv Bchid. The money, which is made up ot'the chi I dren’s for tie? Belriau relief fund. IF F, ( hr:.?uc cf-ndr. t« £5 5e for the Belgian relief fund. Armageddon ” sends us £1 f or +h» Belgian relief fund. Tho Prime Minister has informed Mr Pryor, secretary' to the Great Britain, Ireland, and Belgium relief fund, that goods inieiuled for distribution through the fund will be carried on the railways free. The British and Belgian relief fund will benefit by over £l,lOO from the Manawatn Show. A merino ram, not inappropriately named Kaiser Bill, was sold and resold until £670 was realised. TJie principal Buyers wero: Mr Ernest Short £l4O, Mr P. A. M‘Hardy £llO, Mr L. M'Hardv £SO, Mr Kensington £55, Mx T. A. Duncan £lO5. Tho other buyers included a nnm Iter of children at 5d each. The ladies of Palmerston North ran the luncheon and tea rooms, which netted about £450. Palmerston North wine.
GERMANS RELY ON ARTILLERY., Issue 15644, 7 November 1914
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