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THE WAR

GERMANS TAKE HEART

AFTER VREGNY PLATEAU. RENEWED OFFENSIVE POPULAR, {London 'Tinws* and Sydney 'Sun' Serrlecs.) ' * -I LONDON, January 19. | The fighting- at Soissoiis i- reputed to ] have had' a great effect in Gorman mill- | tare circles, 'and the resumption of the { offensive against Franco is strongly layered. Genera! Ealkenhayn advocates a j great effort in the Argonne. and al-e in | the OisO Valley. Important changes al | the front have com met iced. ! PRINCESS PATRICIA'S COUPS. CANADIANS BEING BESTED. Press Association —By Telegraph— Copyright. PA PIS. January 20. Princess Patricia's Light Infantry, tho first of tho Canadians to reach France, I come with a party of Indian troop.;. After spondtug a fortnight with tin- re- j ■corves they were sent to relieve the French I tloop-, in 'the first line of trenches LOOyds j from the Gentian trench-:-. Tiicv were j 1;.,,, deep in mud and. water, with no j place to'be down or sit. and though ibev ; wore subjected to heavy shell the they j for! inuod a!) night sniping. I The ■' Patricians" :,.c now enjoying- a j f.-w dnv,' ,v.-t hefoiv returning to the " 1,: ~ H "'''" i IN POLAND. j BRUSHES IX TDK NORTH. j PETROGRAD. January 20. ) Dihei'.-ii: There was a eerie- of oik nun- [ trr,, throughout the 17th on the right | bank of the Lov.vi- Vistula, fioi.t. extend. ' i::g from the river to tile Oha-W.ir.-'.iv: | rah way. j The enemy'- orYoesb-' v:.n rorml-rd at. j AHorrin. and thev fed back with heavy ! !..-:-. There is 31 0 ci,,;,go on the other I RUSSLVX HOGG EDX ESS, j J.'r.'iaii 'Times* and Sydney 'Sun' Service.') I TON HON, Jamiat-v ID. An Eiiglbhmrm who has returned from Em eastern theatre says that every Ru,--onii is bent upon marching to i'orlin. and judging from ootive'-s.ati"!;-; officer-; an 1 jne.. will ia,t -fop till they get there. OFRATAXY'S TWi ( AI.-I.ll'S. AUSTRIA'S EXTREMITY AND TURKEY'S IfARPAIUTY. LONDON. January 10. An Austrian lady who lias arrived at ! Copenhagen asserts that the hatred of the Germans for the English is as nothing compared with the hatred of the Austrian* for the Germans. The population is on th" verge of -tarvatiou, ami peace ;- desired at any price. A reign of terror exi'ts in Con-tauti-nople compared with which the worst days of Abdul Ilamid were paradisaical. The city is ruled by Enver Posha. and anybody attempting to spread news of the 1 Turkish defeat is summarily executed. THE BOON'S PASSENGERS "FORGOT TO PAY. MELBOURNE. January 20. The Eodenl Government are seeking to recover £1,62.? expended on behalf of Pri-ti-h passengers by the German liner Romi. held up tit Latavia in August. So far only £236 has been recovered. The matter' has been placed in tho hands of tho police. It is stated that 21 passengers proceeded to New Zealand, and the 'Dominion Government will be a-ked to colloct £327. ENH.MV TRADF. SYDNFY PROSKCrTIOXS OF NATURALISED GFRMAXS. CONVICTION AN!) FIXE. SYDNEY, January 20. Frederick EEund and Lionel ' Moss, members of tho linn of Groth and ('0..0il and color merchant-, ami Muilr. an employee, were chargi i! 1,, 11.:y with trading and attempting to trade with the • ueniv. Couu.se] .stated that Ah,-.. \va - ah-ent in New Zealand, and he j.hnded not guiity iiii Ids bc-haif. The Crown case wo- that lu'hnvd and Afuller, naturalised Gormau subject s. on behalf of tho linn, wrote a letter to the Fuller (Viiiipunv. Anmrioa. oro'eriug white lead. Inside "this ica auotlmr mr Fie t'-ieedit Company . I ioiland u ordering naiut. vhicli Fulh r- were a-ked t,, forward. The letter wo- p.,Med in tie- kitefeo ]y-x. tho- Cro'au claiming thai the intention V.'iP that it should thus escape the reitws, but it did :i.-t. Tin- ietpu- refp.'Osted the I'necdit ( ompany to obtain certain German goods, with instructions that all German marks -houhl be removed and thev be sent via America a- Dutch g...,d,. "It was also alleged Ilia! doom mcuts referring to the order were mi-dug from tho usual tile. Coum-el for the. defendants argued, that fhr-y were doing onlv what '-very other hu-iness man was doing—-trying to open now- markets. There was no evidence that they had traded w tUtetstptod to tiade with trio enemy. Counsel suggested that the- charge be altered to attempting to Krhai'd said the principal partner of Groths signed the letter mid took the ic-:-po!;sibility. All tho letter asked was for .■amoks; and quotations. '['he reason for souriiug to America was to ohviato delav. which "would have occurred by the Suiv. route. Tho firm woio hone-tly trying to open new markets. Goods had previously been obtained from Germany. Tho_ Maoistrate agreed that there wa I'" cvitlenco ngiiu-t oh,-, who was di--eh;u-g-:d. The others y.oe convicted, and Frhard was fined £2OO. or 12 months' im-pri-ontnent, ami Muilor JJIOO. of six months' i'tiipi'tsottntcnt TUM roi'EsrilAVEll FOR peach. (London ' Times * and Sydney ' Sun ' Serricea.) LONDON. Jaainarv 19. The Pop.-'s prayor for peaco includes the following passage: --"On earth Thou hadst itclings of tenderness and pity for juiinan mhiorlunos, so in this grev'hour of melancholy, hatred, ami terribio massacres may "i'hy heait bo moved to pity for mothers trembling for their children. for orphaned families, for the misery of Europe, .ami in-juro lite Governments if the people; with God', counsels and will that men again give tho kiss of peace." WANTED, A MILLION PLEDGES. LONDON, January 10. The temperance societies are beginning .", campaign tr> induce 1.t00.000 Londoners to sjj-i tho p!r,ltvi for ti;o pr-ri.-'i of tho war. WO.ME.X TAKE MEN'S PLAIT'S. (Loce'.on'Times' and Sydney 'Sun'Services.) LONDON, January 19. Official .statistics 0;ow an Lncreaso of 25 per cent, in the employment of women in Pritish banlu ami city establishments iiuco August. 'THE DAY.' Mr W. B. M. Fea ; wiio h:.-s been selling oepie-. of Henry B. ChappeH's stirring jioent 'The D:vy,' Tepcrtj- that he has i:u,tifyiag success, lie hs* coih-cted £8 10s so fa;". 'Flu:, air.onnt is made up oi very Miuill sums, a.s o:ily ;>. tnthiig charge is made, for a copy of '{}>-• vor.-o.s. '• he money «» for the benefit of tiro diAreiS-r-i Br'^.ati--'.

A LETTER FROM EDINBURGH.

VIVID IMPRESSIONS. • A letter, dated Edinburgh, November 25, 1914. has been received by a Timarii resident from a girl friend, and is published in the Timaru ' Post.; The following paragraphs -ire exceedingly mterestThursday night was very wild, and the Germans are supposed to have attempted to land at Montrose— bo that as it raw. there is no denying the fact that Into "at night 7,000 extra troops from ■tho south and west were rushed into Edinburgh, and 6.C00 of these were at nnre taken to the trencher, while on Friday Kitchener himself was brought by special train to examine tho fortifications, which he said were inadequate to keep out more than 10.0C0. We are to bo prepared for si-quarter of a million who the authorities tell us arc waiting at Hambur- to .-lip over in rafts. No one for a moment doubts Unit none who ventured hero would return to tell tho tale, but all the same the Press Bureau is very careful •lot, to divulge anv in Formation likely to cause ;i panic. That institution, by the w'nv is about as ob-ver at mutilating the truth and twisting it into deliberate fabrications as the German "Lie Factories ar.-. at inventing victories and other interesting information with which to decc;ve the unfortunate inhabitants of the Fatherland. . •• 1 suppose tho famous Russian Humor' has penetrated to 'I imaru, and that vim have read repeated denials by She Pros* Bureau that 'a party of Russians nass.'d through Great Britain to the western theatre of war'--a statement that waV perfectlv correct, yet the censors mi-'lit.' have told un that a considerable mimli.'t of Finns left a North Russian port, wore landed at Wick, brought through Scotland to the North of England, "and conveyed to the south by various routes, where they are now drilling under English officers. " Some tune ago the. Kaiser thought

he wouid combine business and pleasure, end go yachtnug in the blue waters of the Mediierranoau " for the benefit of hit health. One «uinnv morning be ran bis

va-'.'it int.. the jetty sit, Gibraltar and 'called upon the Governor with the. reipiest to be shown the fortifications. His lixccllency v as. of course, 'greatly delighted to show the sights of the Pock to such a distinguished visitor, and dragged him ieo-e and there and everywhere, but after a while it slowly dawned upon the Kaiser that fie had seen nothing of any coni'Couenee. so ho requested to bo shown the timer fortifications. The Governor was very sorry, extremely so. but tit such an early hour it wa.=j very inconvenient- in f.-e'.'. impossible to (j,\ toy—but if His Majesty would return in two hours everything would be in readiness for him. In the atteru.MS.il liaek came the Kaiser, only !,, he met by a very apologetic Governor, who deeply "regretted that A cart of coals had boon upset at the gate of the. inner fortiiioatunus, and thus prevented His .Majesty from being shown anything else.

"There is no doubt that the Liberal Government have been quietly preparing for war ever since they came into power seven"" years ago, as the following story, which is absolutely true, plainly shows: In Ifait a gentleman received a commission as culonel, and on the document were words to the effect that in tho event of war lie was to take his men to a certain station within 17 days of mobilisation. The paper was locked away and the contents forgotten by the colonel until -August last, when his brother otlicers were sent here, there, and everywhere, but no message came to him. Greatly wondering, the colonel wired to the War Office for instructions, and .-hortlv afterwards back

came a telegram saying : ' You have your orders.' Remembering his commission. he looked it up. collected his men. and marched them to the station, which wa-, little more than a country siding. On ai riving there he found a long train waiting. "Where is this train going to?' he inquired ot the driver and guard, and was greatly mystified at receiving the reply : 'Don't know, sir.' However, he put his men on board, ami eventually they got away, and just seemed to be clear of the station, when the train was brought to a standstill. 'What's up now'.'' asked the colonel. "Opening our sealed orders,'sir,' came the reply. Doesn't that show wonderful organisation ?

"There are many awful stories about Gorman atrocities being told, and 1 am afraid they are all too true. There is one poor fellow lying in hospital here who fell

wounded into the hands of the Germans, who Vok otf one of bis ears, put out his

eyes, and cut otf both his hands. He is imploring those in charge of him to end his mi-cry with a bullet, but of course they daren't, though life under such ciri iinistanees must bo simply intolerable. Little Belgian children can be seen in the street- here handless. and the Edinburgh surgeons s, t y tlte work has not been done by any drunken soldiers, but by some villain -.veil versed in anatomy. It is too horrible to dwell on. ft seems to me ■vaudaii.-m' has been called 'culture' bv the Ihiu,.

" I was at a party lately -they are very tew and far between nowadays—and a gentleman related with great gusto how ".someone had got over the. boss' and persuaded him to take a poor stranded German girl into his office as typist. Natur-

• illv the oilicv staff resented' the stranger's intrusion, ami when thev saw the way" she carried herself, 'a- if the whole place belonged to her.' they determined to give ha- a- hot a time as possible. All being ye.'tious patriots, they resolved to enliven their arduous duties by doing a little Sherlock Holmes work, and very soon discovered that the new typist did practically no '.vork. and spent her time typing private letters, which she put into envelopes o tl which she very carefully pricked a patteiai with a pin. The police were at once advised, and shortly afterwards an inspector arrived and took charge of the 'poor -truuded German girl.'"

BA>K HOSPITAL AT TRENT/HAM. 'the Auckland branch of the British Medical Association, at a meeting held last night, canoed a motion approving of a si hcine fo r t.lit> formation of a military ease hospipu ,;; Trenthaiu. and pledging the canimal support of members. A eolhvti.'M was taken up in the room and aivmt £w>o was sub.scribed, including one donation „•" £SCO.

THE DUERKOP C.-VSI-

A; ihe Magi-tiate's Court at Wellington yesteriiay aft,-rnoon the hearing of the charges against Heitiiieh Wilhelin Magnus iheikoo, produce inoichant, of Auckland, oi trading with the enemy v. as concluded.

Du-o'knp v. as further cross-examined on tho letters which had passed between him and Gu.stnv Witt, of Hamburg. One letter contained ihe pbra.se: "If damage occurred to the goods on way to Hamburg the Sr.ittii British. Jn.suranee Company would bo liable." The prisoner explained that "Hamburg" was due Io a slip of the ]<en. Rotterdam was intended. Another letter, written by Duerkop, stated that Gcrniants in New Zealand were being reproached, lor brutalities by German soldiers in Europe,. Tie himself had to act diplomatically, but In: hopo-d that the war would soon end ami the issue be favorable to Germany.

R'-plving to question*, Duerkop said that he' !iad not ser-t goods anywhere except to the Hutch firm. He had been advised that he could legally do this-. Insurance and shipping companies accepted business to Ilotterdain m tho ordinary course of trade, and his cnly object, in sending the coeds to Holland was to minimise his losses. This corirluded the case, and Duetkop was. committed for trinl.

'llio Kainy Season.—" Look at that foolish Mr Saker," said one niau to another, "out on a rainy day like this without an umbrella! JU lie crazy''*' " T should say so," said his friend hurriedly. " Lct'a hurry on. [ don't want to meet him." "Why not?" "He may roccgnise tliis umbrella !" How it Happened.—"Drab it!" exclaimcd Xoah, as lie- fastened down the last hatch. ;«:<! the rain betran to dnini heavily on the roof of the ark, " i knew I'tl something!" "What have you left, father'.'" silked Hani. "Blame it ;•,.'! .'" • •xclaiinod th«- patriarch, "l'vo forjrotwii the inis-ciiu: link!"

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THE WAR, Evening Star, Issue 15706, 21 January 1915

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