APPARENTLY SERIOUS. * RUSSIA’S SOUTHERN ARMY ROUTS ENEMY NEAR CRACOW. ALLIES MAINTAIN OFFENSIVE, THE DRESDEN ALSO REPORTED SUNK. OUR BOYS CAMPED NEAR THE PYRAMIDS. Press Association —By Telegraph—Copyright.
THE ALLIES STILL PUSHING ON. Ptm* Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. PARIS, December 11. (Received December 12, at 8.55 a.m.) A communique states: Wo have continued our progress towards the enemy a lines. In the Ypros region several Gorman attacks were repulsed, though in one instance the enemy reached our tranches. Wo again pushed several trenches forward m the Argonne and in Lo Protre Wood. THE DOVER SENSATION. SUBMARINES* MOTHER SHIP. LONDON, December 11. (Received December 12, at 8.55 a.in.) On Wednesday night a steamer was stopped by a shot opposite Dover, as it was supposed she was working in conjunction with the enemy’s submarines. RUSSIAN VICTORY SOUTH OF CRACOW. AN AUSTRO-GERMAN ROUT. PETROGRAD, December 11. (Received December 12, at 11.10 a.m.) An army messenger states that the Russians routed the Anstro-Germans south of Cracow, capturing five batteries and a column of armored motors. The. enemy left thousands of dead on the field. SERVIANS RECOVERY. j NISH, December 11. (Received December 12, at 8.55 a.m.) The Servians have captured 20 more Austrian guns. i THE KAISER’S HEALTH. j THE CROWN PRINCE SUMMONED. PARIS. December 11. (Received December 12, at noon.) The ‘ Echo do Paris ’ states that the Crown Prince was hurriedly summoned to the Kaiser's bedside on Tuesday. GERMAN AIRMAN MISSED FRENCH PRESIDENT. (London ‘ Times ’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, December 11. It transpires that President Poincaire visited Hazebrouck on Sunday, but left suddenly in the evening. A T'aube bombarded the town next morning. FRENCH AND ENGLISH. • THE HAPPIEST RELATIONS. (London ’ Times ’ and Sydney ' Sun ’ Service* ) LONDON, December 11. The Press Bureau states that an eye-, witness, describing operations at the front, Siivs a pleasing side of the joint operations is‘the fact that never has there been any sort of friction between the allied troops. This is remarkable when it is remembered how many of them are thrown together, often under the most trying circumstances, and that wine is the common drink of the country. The war is bound to increase the mutual knowledge and respect of French and British. GERMAN DESERTERS MAKE FOiThOLLAND. ; (London ‘ Times ’ and Sydney * Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, December 11. J Dutch reports state that many Germane.,. including naval men, me deserting and ■ crossing the Dutch border, ilie sentries, when suspicions of their identity, order them to return to the front. INTERNED IN BERLIN. OFFICERS BREAK PAROLE. (London ‘ Times ’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Services.) , LONDON, December 11. 1 The Berlin, authorities .have forced two escaped officers to return to the internment camp at Berlin under a threat ot drastic punishment for breaking parole. THE RED CROSS. BRITISH SURGEONS DETAINED. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘ gun ’ Services.) ; LONDON, December 11. Berne reports state that the Gormans obstinately refuse to release British surgeons and ambulance men, in accordance with the Genova Convention. This is causing great indignation. Over a thousand Red Cross men have been allowed to return from France to Germany, A QUESTION OF NERVES. THE KAISER’S LATEST. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services ) LONDON, December 11. Tho ‘Lokal Anzeiger’ states that the Kaiser received no welcome when he returned to Berlin on Thursday night from a visit to Breslan. While at the eastern front, addressing his officers, the Kaiser said: “If the war lasts long we must not allow tho enemy to rest. With the help of God we will win a, lasting peace, because our nerves are stronger than the enemy’s.” ARGENTINE RECRUITS. (London ‘ Times ’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, December 11. A squad of 150 English remain have arrived from Argentina. They paid their own fares, and carried cut military training on Tfixagfit
HOW GERMANY SNARED turkey. BULLYING AND INTRIGUE WIN, TO TURKEY’S ULTIMATE LOSS. LONDON, December 11. (Received December 12, at 8.15 a.m.) Iho British Ambassador at Constantinople (Sir Louis Mallet) in a despatch states that it was evident in mid-August that Germany would drive Turkey into tbe war. His warnings to the Grand Vizier fell on deaf ears, though he was fully alive to the precariousness of his own position. Tho Minister of War (Enver Bey), dominated by a fjuasi-Napo-leonic ideal and by political pan-Islam-ism, controlled the army, which was entirely in Germany’s hands. Tho Sultan, the Heir-Apparent, the Grand Vizier, tho Minister of Finance (Djavid Bey), and a majority of the Ministry, with a considerable section of the Committee of Union and Progress, opposed tho adventure. The Minister of the Interior (Talaat Bey) hold a middle course, but his hesitations were finally overcome. Envoi- Bey’s emissaries bribed the Bedouins, and war stories wore sent south. A German officer, provided with large sums of money, went to Syria to suborn tho local chiefs. The Khedive himself was a party to the conspiracy, and tho Gorman Embassy actually made arrangements in his presence for a military expedition across the. frontier. Tho Allies’ Ambassadors, hoping to delay tho outbreak of war, put fcp with many hostile acts which might well have occasioned a rupture in their relations. The German cruisers’ attack on Odessa | and the Bedouin occupation of the wells at Magdaba for the purpose of an attack on the Suez Canal led to a painful interview with the Grand Vizier, who pleaded that tho situation was still not irretrievable. >Sir Louis Mallet replied that the only j possibility was the dismissal of the Ger- | man missions. A majority of the Cabinet Council on the evening of the 29th favored peace, hut they were powerless to dismiss the German naval emissaries. OUR BOYS AT THE PYRAMIDS. CREATE AN EXCELLENT IMPRESSION. CAIRO, December 11. 'Received December 12, at 9.20 a.m.) The Australasian contingent’s camp is a beautiful sight. It is pitched behind the Great Pyramid of Cheops. Water and electricity have been brought into the camp. The contingent has produced an. excellent impression, and has been heartily welcomed by all Europeans and natives. The horses are much admired. HAS THE DRESDEN CONE TOO? THE PRINCE EITEL IN THE SOUTH ATLANTIC, WITH 1,500 MEN ABOARD. THREE GERMAN STEAMERS SUNK. VANCOUVER, December 11. (Received December 12, at 9.20 a.m.) Wireless messages state that the Dresden and Nurnberg were hotly pm-sued in the direction of Port Santa .Cruz, 240 miles west of the Falklands. A report from Buenos Ayres to the New York (Stock Exchange says that both were overtaken and sunk. BUENOS AYRES, December 11. The Minister of Marino has received a wireless message that three German merchantmen were sunk off Tierra del Fuego on Sunday. One belonged to the Cosmos line. Montevideo reports that the German auxiliary cruiser Prince Eitcl is cruising .in the South Atlantic with 1.500 soldiers aboard. CHEERS IN PARLIAMENT FOR NAVAL VICTORY. MELBOURNE, December 12. (Received December 12, at 9.60 a.m.) In the Federal House of Representatives Mr Fisher’s announcement of Admiral Sturdee’s victory was greeted with enthusiastic cheers for tho British and Australian navies. RUSSIA’S CONGRATULATIONS TO BRITISH NAVY. LONDON, December 11. (Received December 12, at 11.10 a.m.) Tsar Nicholas, on behalf of the Russian army and navy, has congratulated tho British Admiralty on the brilliant victory of Vice-Admiral Sturdee in the South Atlantic, ADMIRAL STURDEE’S VICTORY, ONLY 11 BRITISH CASUALTIES. LONDON, December 11. (Received December 12, at noon.) Official; The British casualties in the Falkland Islands engagement were seven killed and four wounded. No officers are among these. THE GIFT BATTLESHIP. LONDON, December 11. (Received December 12, at 8.55 a.m.) The proposed gift of a battleship from three million British subjects in foreign lands emanates from tho Patriotic League of Britons Overseas, formed at the instance of Lord Selborne, Lord Aldenham, Lord Milner, Lord Ourzon, and others, of which the King is patron. R EINFORCEMENTS. SCARCITY OF RECRUITS. Although every facility is given men to recruit for reinforcements for the main Expeditionary Forces the response lias been far from satisfactory. The third reinforcement, which has been in process of enrolment for the past four or five innst be pbort of thg jsgguired man-
1 her—s,ooo—hy several hundreds. It is understood that Otago’s quota of some 700 is still short; in fact, it will probably bo found that this quota will go into camp about 400 short. The position in Canterbury is said to he very little better, so that something like 800 extra men will have to conic from tho North Island if the full strength of the third reinforcement is to bo made up. The third reinforcement is to mobilise in Wellington forthwith. Tho Otago quota are leaving for Trentham to-day and Monday. The men from Invercargill, South Otago, and North Otago—that is, those recruited from tho Otago military district, with the exception or the Dunedin area, which is bounded on the north by Waitati and on tho south by Green Island —left to-day by the second 'express. It is estimated that there were about 140 men. Tho men recruited from the Dunedin area will be despatched by- (he first express on Monday-. An advertisement in tide issue over the signature of Major J). A. Hickey, N.Z.S.C., invites applications from men willing to join the reinforcements for the main body and reliefs for Samoa. Volunteers may enrol at the various defence offices at some 22 centres in Otago and Southland.
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KAISER’S ILLNESS, Evening Star, Issue 15674, 12 December 1914
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