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THE GERMAN NAVAL RAID.

SUMMING UP THE DAMAGE. WOMEN AND CHILDREN THE VICTIMS. THE DAY OF RECKONING. (London ‘Times’and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, December 19. The German shells damaged six hotels, four large hoarding-houses, four churches, and a workhouse at Scarborough. The damage in the town is estimated at £40,000, and it will take many months to effect repairs. ~ , . Thirty shells were found embedded in tho Spa gardens. , „ , It is asserted, that signalling by flashlight was seen on the ove of the raid. A search for spies is being made at Hartlepool. , Most of tho victims were women and children. A falling gable killed 10 people who were taking refuge below. Tho German steamer Dinebolc was the worst sulferer amongst the shipping in tho harbor. . A shell damaged a shop five miles inland. , ~ Less than 12 hours after the Germans disappeared workmen commenced to repair the damage. There is a little grumbling among residents along the coast, who realise that a repetition of tho meteoric dash is possible, especially at Yarmouth. Universal regret is expressed that the German ships escaped. The uppermost feeling is that when the day of reckoning comes tho pill which Germany will have to swallow will not have been made more pleasant by this raid. There is a burning desire to avenge the scores of innocent sufferers. GERMANY’S JOY FRENZY. THE FRUIT OF LIES. AMSTERDAM, December 19. Germany’s frenzied joy at the alleged victory is partly solved by tho arrival of Gorman newspapers, which pause to ask why there are no names of battlefields and lists of captures. It is evident that the attention of the people has been fixed on communiques with vague reference to certain decisive operations, without troubling about further details. '1 ho groundless ecstasy is in the nature of a reaction after tho profound depression caused by tho Falkland Islands naval disaster and the Servian victory at Belgrade. THE MORALITY OF THE RAID.” NOT THE FIRST ONE. A DELUSIVE HOPE. COPENHAGEN, December 19. Naval circles at Hamburg are sharply discussing tho raid. Some non-Prussian naval officers say that it was against their sense of honor to shell unfortified towns. The Kaiser and Admiralty over-ruled the objection. Several submarines accompanied the raiders, and other vessels were ready to sail if tho raiders got into trouble. If the weather makes it possible, similar raids will be organised at short intervals. , . An attempt will also be made to land a few thousand men, who expect to be mado prisoners, but it is thought it will cause Great Britain to recall some of her troops from the Continent. AN AUSTRIAN VIEW. THE TUBNING~POINT OF THE WAR. VIENNA, December 19. The Press arc jubilant over tho raid on the east coast of England. The ‘ Nieue Freie Presse ’ says that the insolent foes now know what comes of threatening Germany’s existence. The ‘ Neucs Wiener Journal* says that England must now fight for her own existence. “ This is the turning point of the war." GERMAN CLAIMS OFFICIALLY DENIED. WELLINGTON, December 20. The Premier has received tho following message from the High Commissioner, dated London December 19 -The Admiralty announces that no British warship of any kind was lost in the recent operations." All German statements to the contrary are untrue. “TO ASTONISH THE WORLD.” SO SAYS COUNT BULOW. ROME, December 18. When the German envoy (Count Von Bulow) was informed of the raid on the English coast, lib said it was simply a prelude to what the German fleet would soon undertake, a matter that would astonish the world. He admitted that he knew that arrangements had been made before ho left Berlin. BOMBARDMENT INSURANCE RATES. LONDON, December 19. Uoyd’s are quoting bombardment risks from Harwich northwards at 40s per cent., from Harwich to Dover at 20s per cent., along the south coast at 10s per cent., and along tho west coast at 5s per cent. TIMID AMERICAN STATESMAN. WILL NOT DENOUNCE THE SACK OF BELGIUM, NOR THE BRITISH COAST RAID. WASHINGTON, December 19. President Wilson and Mr Bryan have decided not to make any representations to Germany concerning the bombardment on the east coast of England. Somo American papers point out that America is involved m such a breach of international law, but President Wilson wishes to avoid all entanglements in the present conflict. 'THE AMERICAN LIE CAMPAIGN NOT A SUCCESS. AMSTERDAM, December 20. The German newspapers ore attacking Americans to an increasing extent. ’ This is interpreted as a recognition that the mission of Count Bernstorff and Hen 1 von DernOhrg (ex-German Colonial Seorejaxj) has jjroved a failure.

Pro-german rioters. • MR LARKIN’S DEMAND. AN ANGRY PROFESSOR. NEW YORK, December 19. On the 16th inst. 3,000 Germans, armed with swords, for the purpose of forming a volunteer regiment, hold a riotous meeting, at which'Ml’ James Larkin (the exDublin strike leader) demanded that all Irishmen should arm themselves and fight against England while .die was engaged on the Continent. One speaker denounced America for giving nows favorable to the Allies. lie next hit tho reporters across their backs with the fiat of his sword. Tho reporters attacked tho speakers, and an uproar and free fight followed. Deputy sheriffs managed to quell the disturbance befoic many had been injured. Professor Kuno Meyer has attacked Harvard University because it refused to allow him to deliver a lecture attacking Britain. Tho band ployed ‘Die Wacht am Rhein.’

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THE GERMAN NAVAL RAID., Issue 15681, 21 December 1914

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THE GERMAN NAVAL RAID. Issue 15681, 21 December 1914

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