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There have been renewed German efforts to reach Calais, owing, It is said, to the Kaiser’s officially expressed command to reach ft regardless of the sacrifice of human life.
Large forces of cavalry and artillery are being sent to Ypres and Oixmude, and troops from the East have reachod the centre of conflict in Belgium. A further message states that the transfer of troops from Warsaw has been deferred pending a decisive result in Poland.
The Kaiser, it is reported, has offered £I,OOO for the head of the commander of the British armored trains that are doing so much damage. The ' Daily Mail ’ correspondent asserts that why Germany is flinging away lives at Ypres is to warn her own men what they may expect If they fall In an attack. Th© Turks sack Christian shops at Treblzond and murder some cf the occupants. All the Balkan States, including Rumania, are reported to bo mobilising. This Is regarded as an outcome of Germany's alliance with Turkey. The movement is favorable to the Allies. Mr Churchill announces that British airmen penetrated 120 miles into Germany, seriously damaged tho Zeppelin factory at Frledrichshafen, and, though subjected to a heavy fire of guns, rifles, and mitrailleuses, returned safely.
MOBILISATION GOING ON
UNITED ACTION SUGGESTED
SOFIA, November 23.
(Received November 24, -at 1.5 p.m.)
The newspaper ‘ Eetsh ’ says that Prince Trubetskoi has departed to Belgrade to take up his duties ns Russian Minister. He will proffer serious arguments for the renewal of the Sorho-Bnlgnrian Alliance. The position in regard to Rumania is also becoming clearer. .Special significance attaches to the recent conferences in Rctrpgrad between tho Italian Ambassadors and the Servian and Rumanian Ministers, recalling' the rumors that Italy and Rumania had agreed to pursue parallel tactics. Tho entire group of southern neutral States arc at once mobilising, emphasising tho enormous service that German tactics in Constantinople have rendered to the TripF Entente.
THE BRITISH RAID
OX ZEPPELIN SHEDS
A FIXE FEAT,
AND A DARING ONE
LONDON, November 23,
(Received November 24, at 1.45 p.m.) Mr Winston Churchill has announced that aeroplanes, under Commander Briggs, with Flight Commander Babingtou and Lieutcjiahk Pappe ns pilots, How -from France to Fncdrichshaten. AH three successfully Hew down to within dose range, under a heavy fire from guns, rifies, and mitrailleuses. They launched bombs, seriously damaging the German Zeppelin factory. _ " Commander Briggs is in hospital, wounded and a prisoner. The others returned safely, though their machines were damaged by gunfire. Tho flight extended over 250 miles, penetrating 120 miles into Germany, across mountainous country and in difficult weather—a fine feat of aviation. [Lieutenant Sippe was one of the participators in tho successful raid on tho Dusseldovf hangars.] WAR LOAN. CANADIAN BANKS SUBSCRIBE.' OTTAWA, November 23. (Received November 24, at 1.5 pm.) At an informal meeting of the Bankers’ Association at Toronto 14 banks agiced to subscribe to the British war loan. IN PALESTINE. TURKS INSULT FRANCE. PARIS, November 23. (Received November 24, at 1.5 p.m.) The Turks pillaged the French Bank at Jerusalem and arrested the French Con-ful-Gonoral at Aivailik ms a hostage, and gent him into the interior. THE SULTAN. BUCHAREST, November 23. (Received November 24, at 1.5 p.m.) Arrests axe occurring daily ui C onetantinoplc, in consequence o: the attempted assassination of the Sultan. It is suspected that tho Sultan s heir participated in the plot. ITALY’S ATTITUDE. AMBASSADORS’ CONFERENCE. LONDON. November 23. (Received November 24, at 1.5 p.m.) Tho Italian Ambassador has been recalled to Rome for the purpose of the conference of Italy’. 1 . Ambassadors to the chief Powers, recently summoned by the King of Italy. FOOTBALL AND WAR. LONDON, November 23. (Received November 24, at 1.45 p m.) Football fixtures are being continued in Britain. The question has )>een raised in the Houso of Commons whether the railways ought not to curtail the cheap ticxet facilities in connection with the matures. ‘THE MESSIAH.’ In the Garrison Hall on December 2 the 'Church Choirs’ Union will present ‘ The Messiah ’ for tho benefit m the patriotic funds. Tho choir arc practising assiduously, and a fine performance is assured. The soloists will bo Miss Walton, Miss Mabel Esquilant, Mr W. E. MTvinlay, and Mr S. J- Gilbert. OVERSEAS CLUB. Donations for British and Belgian Christ-mas-boxes: —Kakanui School £1 10s, Kale a School £1 11s, Kavensboumo School £2. Goods; A. Pcdlow (Sr,. Hilda). BREAD FAMINE CLOSE. NO WHEAT OR FLOUR IN DUNEDIN.
Dunediu is threatened with a bread famine. There is no flour hero and no wheat procurable. Sorao mills closed down six weeks ago, and the Flourmillers’ Association arc notifying bakers that they have no flour. The direct effect of this upon _ the public looms close—a bread famine, for in the last few months bakers have not been able to obtain their ordinary reserve supply, and it is probable that while a few may have a month’s stock in reserve, the groat majority have not more than a week’s or oven a few days’ stock available. Millers have made every effort to obtain wheat from farmers, but farmers are not soiling, nor likely to sell, at tho maximum price fixed by tho Government—ss Sd a bushel, f.o.b. There is a case reported up North where a farmer refused os 9cl. It is said that this crisis would have occurred three weeks ago but for the wheat brought from Sydney by tho Government,
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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Evening Star, Issue 15658, 24 November 1914