MORE MIXED WAR NEWS.
The Wellington Ar»'ns is thus severe on the i\ew Zealand Times :— " We congratulate the learned editor of our mourning , contemporary on having, invented an admiral. It is well know ft that ho has been personally fa.
miliar with all the great men of Europe and Asia having repeatedly met them in Cork and he is immensely learned in the geography of the seat or war. In fact, lie knows more about Russia than the Russians, and about Turkey than j he Turk?. No place is too insignificant for him to describe as soon •as mentioned and the learning— ■'eog'raphical, historical, political, social, military, naval, and general displayed in the columns of our contemporary since the war broke out, lias been something exruordinary. We have often felt grateful
(or the information, even when we did not accept it, but we really do object to admirals being invented. On Sunday the Gtli inst, a telegram was received from Sydney which read, " Chamant Chrowe, PrinceSilvis, several ironclads en""a o, ed Russian butterries at Brailow. We at once admitted that we were not acquainted with the distinguished commanders in question. The message was repeated, butcame again unaltered. It was then shown in due course to the learned Editor, who smiled benignly at the ignorance shown by those who, were unable to at once put the matter right, and then condescended to explain that the words were meant lor Khainatchroun, sn o!Hcer of the Turkish Navy. " Fine fellow, rne boy ; knew him well. As honest an inlidel as ever smoked a hookah. By the Piper that played before Moses, didn't he punish the whiskey, in spite of the Prophet when he was in Cork, and his liarem, when I was in Constantinople ah 1" —and here overcome by the tender recollection, our Iriend sat down to explain, for the edification of next day's readers, ail about this distinguished officer, how he was no doubt serving under ilobart Pasha, how he got up to Brailow, ifcc, &g., We made inquiries next day as to whether this name was all right, and were assured it vvas —the name was quite familiar to the Learned One, and we might publish ] the telegram cording to his version. The real interpretation has now been pointed out to us by a correspondent. As published in Sydney the telegram reat l — Two thousand men under Chamonfc Chrowe and Prince Silvia, with several ironclads, &o. No doubt the wording i.s wired from England , v;is —Two thousnnJ, Chamant Crown Prince Silvia ; the meaning being that the two thousand guineas had been won by Count Lngraugc's Chamant, with Crown Prince second, and Sibia third. The racing news got mixed with the war news and the learned editor, evoked a Turkish admiral out of the names of the three horses. Of course ho belonged to the Horse Marines.
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MORE MIXED WAR NEWS., Westport Times, Volume XI, Issue 1489, 5 June 1877
MORE MIXED WAR NEWS. Westport Times, Volume XI, Issue 1489, 5 June 1877
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