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White, Cha. (ed.) / The continental times. Supplement: The truth about Italy.
No. 1133. Vol. XXI. No. 66 (June 9, 1915)

The continental times: No. 1133, Vol. XXI, No. 66, June 9, 1915

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No. 1133. Vol. XXI. No.66           STOCKHOLM    ROTTERDAM    LUCERNE    BERLIN   VIENNA    ZURICH          WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 1915.
Grey's Vacation.
Rome, June 9. Sir Edward Grey is ex-
pected to confer here with Salandra and
Ships Confiscated.
Geneva. June 8. It is announced that the
Italians have confiscated 57 Austrian and
German ships which were in Italian harbors
it the time of the declaration of war,
More Australians.
London, June 8.   According to a cable
from Melbourne the Minister of Defenses of
the Colony has promised to send as many
infantry brigades as he can muster to the front.
Want Gibraltar.
Madrid, June 8. The Imparcial states that
the Spanish Government has addressed a
note to the English Administration, asking
that Gibraltar should be returned to Spain.
The American fiote.
New York, June 8. Owing to the indis-
position of President Wilson, the sending of
the much talked-of American note has been
postponed. It may possibly not be presented
till Thursday next.
Rustrian Loan.
Vienna. June 8. The new Austro-Hungarian
war loan has been a great success, largely
owing to the stimulus given by the decla-
ration of war by Italy.  The Emperor sub-
scribed 2,000,000 Kronen.
French Gold.
Paris. June 8. For some time past there
have been heavy shipments of gold to
America. These have now been stopped on
account of fears of the German submarine
French Dissension.
The Hague correspondent of the Vossische
Zeitung states that in diplomatic circles there
are rumors of a change in the French
Ministry That Leon -Bourgis--is-4ikely to
become Minister of Foreign Affairs and M.
Caillaux Minister of Finance.
Mercedes Success.
New York, June 8     In spite of all the
difficulties placed in the way of German in-
dustries, a Mercedes automobile has just won
the Grand Prize of Indianopolis, covering
844 kilometres in 5 hours, 33 minutes and 55
seconds. Forty two cars started.
British Victory.
London, June 8. The Press Bureau claims
a great victory over the Turks on the Tigris
and also says that the English forces took
2,000 prisoners and considerable booty. The
Turks, it will be remembered, claimed to have
had a big victory in exactly the same district.
Bombs in Britain.
The Chief of the German Admiralty Staff
announces that successful hydroplane attacks
have b.en made upon the docks of Grimsby
and Kingston. Also that a Zeppelin paid a
visit along the British Eastern Coast, doing
considerabe damage.
Russian Loan Fails.
Petersburg, June 8. The Resch announces
that the results of subscriptions to the new
internal loan was only 40,000.000 of Roubles
at the State Bank. The private Banks are
yet io be heard from. The output of coal
in the Donetz has diminished twelve million
puds in two    weeks    Twenty thousand
workmen have left
,,Times" Acquitted.
London, June 8. In the case of the Public
Prosecutor against the Times, for having
made public information of value to the
enemy, that paper was acquitted. The Times
had published a letter from Colonel Richard-
son showing that the French reserves were
exhausted and that France, in the future
would have to depend upon English reserves.
English Losses.
London, June 8. The Times and Daily
Mail draw the attention of the public to the
immense casualty list, which coniains the
names of 5,600 officers and men, whom of
1670 are dead.   During the past six days
the casualties show 913 officers and 20,000
men. This, the public is told, is likely to be
the ;,ormal rate of losses.
Churchill's Self Praise,
London, June 8.  The   late  Minister of
Marie Churchill has made a speech before
his constituents, in which lie praised himself
warmly    on   account    of  the    high
state  of  efficiency  the  British  navy.
He astonished his audience by stating that
matters were going along spkndidly at the
Dardanelles. For this the Daily Chronicle
takrs him to task. It considers he is unduly
arousing? the hopes of the people.
The Young Englishman does not Want to Go to the Front and the Country
does not Want Conscription.
I3ut all the Talk M~akes no Impression. The Loafer Still Loafs,
Strikes.  The Question in Parliament.
By Aubrey Stanhope.
The situation in England is becoming
steadily  more  and   more    complicated.
The great question of the day is the matter
of Conscription.  And everyone fights shy
of it. On the other hand everything possible
is done to force the unwilling Englishman
to enter the ranks. We have recently had a
striking instance of this tendency to make
the unwilling patriot go to the war, whether
he likes it or not. It came in the case of
the London Tramways Company, which all
of a sudden decided to close its doors to
all men between 19 and 40, the idea being,
that having no employment, they would be
forced to go  to the war.    And yet the
men refused to enlist and the entire employds
went out on strike. And as far as is known
the strike still continues.
Speaking at a meeting at Walbrook, no
less a person than the Venerable Archdeacon
Holmes, made a most violent assault upon
the young Englishman who does not want
to fight. The Archdeacon said:-"I have
just come from St. Paul's Cathedral and
there I saw a British officer addressing a
crowd of big healthy well-fed looking young
men and he was pleading with them to go
and join the army at the front.  He had
told them of the devastation in the ranks of
the English in Flanders and the urgent need
for new men to take the places of those
who had fallen in the defence of their
country. He appealed to them to come for-
ward and save their country and themselves.
It was directly humiliating that a British
officer should be called upon to do this.
And the response he got was humiliating, for
the youths instead of offering their services,
simply jeered -at him nudwosbg e ne
offered himself as a recruit.
"When the riots were occuring in Poplar,
I went down there as a special constable
and I found that the people were quite in-
different as regards the war; they did not
want to know anything about it, they did
not care whether they were ruled by the
Kaiser or the King." It will be remembered
that the Poplar riots were those which took
place on the occasion when the German
and Austrian shops and houses were pillaged.
So it is quite evident from the statement of
the Reverend gentleman, that the mob was
not in the least inspired by any patriotic or
sentimental feeling, but that it was entirely
a question of coarse and common robbery
which incited the populaceto such shameful acts.
And the Archdeacon continues: - "Those
people were nothing more than traitors, they
were much worse men than the 'Germans
who at all events were doing the best they
could for their country. The English people
are such traitors to their country that they
refuse to serve her and went out on strike
and engaged in ints and in throwing stones
at the windows of the tramcars.
"Every man of age ought to be serving
his country. Abroad there is a vast English
churchyard over a large tract of country,
where we have left so many of our dead
and where we are going to leave so many
more before the war is over. But that does
not have any effect upon the young men of
The English officers themselves appear to
think that they can force any man they see
to join the army, a mistake which has led to
the fining of Brigadier General Nickalls in the
sum of two pounds two shillings for assault.
The General was riding    in  Selby Road
in Scarboroug'h, in company with a lady
when he met a man named Norsman. With-
out a moments notice the Brigadier General
rode up to the man and asked him    why
he was not serving in the army. Horsman
replied that he was already serving in a
government office and had volunteered but
that he was required to carry out his present
"But an older man. or a woman could
do your work", hotly replied the General.
"The government does not think so", re-
p!ied Horsman, "for I have applied on three
or four occasions to be released, but was
told that I must remain where I am".
"That is a lie, you have never asked!"
"In order to prove who is the liar, I will
show you these papers . . . ." with that he
put his hand into his pocket to produce
some papers which lie had received from
the govrnient in reply to his applicaions.
the Striker Still
At that  moment te Brigadier.General
struck him a violent low over the nose
and mouth with the b k of his fist, which
drew blood. This extriordinary conduct on
the part of a General lb command of the
troops of Scarborough, ives one an idea of
how men are treated in 'Nfree" England. It is no
longer a now question of voluntary service, but
of forcing men into tle army. On all the
hoardings there appear appeals to the wage
giver,  somewhat   as  follows.   "Have
you a man servant? Yes! Then dismiss
him, so that he may have no employment
and become a recruit.'   Another runs:-
"Have you a gardner     Yes! Then send
him away and tell him to go and join
Kitchener's Army!" And there are hundreds
of such appeals stuck up in every possible
place, where the eye of the public is likely
to see them.
And yet, for all that, the response to the
call for recruits has come down to such a
point as to merit the invectives of the vener-
able Archdeacon as regards the apathy of
the ordinary able-bodied young Englishman
to enlist in the ranks of the British army
which is fighting so tenaciously to avoid
that defeat which every day comes more
and more home to the comprehension of
the slow thinking Britisher, as a much
threatening actuality.
In a few days time, the knotty question
of Conscription will be debated in the House
of Commons. Undoubtedly the spirit of the
entire country is against it.  But on the
other hand it might posibly be acceptcd as
a last and desperate ineasure, a final va
banque, a last chance o saving the country
from a position rapidly ifelt to be growing
Servians in IUbania.
Lugano, June 9. It is reported here that
the Servians have crossed over into Albania.
They are credited with having the intention
of asserting their rights to a harbor in the
Lost Field Glasses.
New York, June 8. Amongst the cargo of
the Lusitania was a large consignment of
field glasses intended for the supply of the
Fnglish army.
Troubles in Ceylon.
Ceylon, June 8.  There have been con-
siderable troubles here with the natives which
have resulted in disorders. The causes are
Short Of Rmmunition.
Paris, June 8. Ludivic Nadeau, the well-
kiown correspondent of the Journal, who is
with the Russian forces, tells that the recent
defeats of the aries of Nicola  Nicolaivitch
were due to shortage of ammunition.
King Constantin Better.
Athens, June 8. Afier the severe operation
he has undergone, King Constantin is de-
cidedly better. The temperature has gone
down to 38.2. Unless there comes a relapse
there are good hopes of the Monarch's
Edison and Culture.
Stockholm, June 8. The Svenska Dagbladet
publishes an article written by Edison, in
wiich the great inventors and scientist states
that people are wrong n thinking that the
bitternesses of the war are going to result
in a lasting estrangement between men of
culture. On the contrary, he says, that the
moment the war is over all men of science
will once again come   together and give
their combined energies to the common
cause of the progress of culture.  He adds,
that in times such as these, when terrible
bitternesses have been aoused, the brain of
man is not in a fit condition to give a sane
judgement and that therefore we must not
give too much importance to the sayings
of people in days of etmity, such as those
through which we are passing.
Rgainst Military Training.
Yale students now a d their objection to
that or other university students to military
training  in te  colleges.  Students from
colleges  North  and South   made   good
enough soldiers in the Civil War, and
doubtlessly they will Acquit themselves as
well when that "invas on" occurs. Mean-
time there are sufficient opportunities for
the athletic benefits which military training
would confer in tenni racquets and golf
sticks, not to mention baseball bats and
The Idea that Roumania Would Declare
War Poes Not Materialise.
Attempting to Stir up'Bulgaria. Troubles in the
Cyrianica. The Cowardly Mob of Milan Hounds
innocent Civilians.
Lugano, June 8. The authors of the war
are getting exceedingly anxious regarding the
attitude of Roumania. It had been announ-
ced as a certainty that Roumania would most
surely come   into the  arena,  the  mo-
ment Italy declared war. But now that war
has been proceeding over two weeks and Rou-
mania shows no sign of supporting the
Italians, it is now generally accepted that
Roumania is going to keep neutral. That is
a severe blow.
The Genfer journal publishes a particularly
timely interview with the Roumanian Mem-
ber of Parliament, Professor Basilesco. In it
that well known lawyer says:-- "The free
passage of the Dardanelles is a matter of vital
importance for Rojmania because it is the
door of her house. Bulgaria with Dadea-
gatch, Servia, with her promised harbor on
the Adriatic; have always free access to the
sea.  But  for Roumania,   should  Russia
gain possession of Constantinople, all egress
would   be  closed-  That would   signify
the end of Roumania which land ought
now   to follow  another policy than  that
dictated from Petersbug, otherwise the door
will be slammed in her face. That, all the
world   should  know.    Russia  in  Con-
stantinople, even if Roumania were to obtain
Bessarabia, would signify the price of her
freedom. Roumania, in such a case, would
be the economical and political vassal of
Russia. The occupation of the door of the
country would signify the death of Rou-
mania.  And, as she does not wish to
commit suicide, she keeps her sword in its
lIaly having failed with Roumania, is now
doing all she can to stir up Bulgaria against
Turkey, but there also, so far, with no
Meanwhile a Genoa telegram states that
troubles have broken out in Cyrianica and
that 18,000 Arabs are moving forward with
the intention of attacking the Italian forces.
Already there has been considerable fighting.
The Turks are very busy agitating and the
numbers of the revolters augment daily.
Seven Italian gunboats and- a torpedo
division have been ordered to the North
African coast.
The Zilricher Zeitung remarks:-Returning
Italians when they get home, will be able to
tell of the excellent treatment they have re-
ceived at the hands of the Germans. Not
a hair of anyone of them has been touched,
in spite of all the provocations of the Italian
press against Germans and the notorious
lootings of Milan. It is worthy of remark,
that the Central Powers and Turkey are the
only countries at war in which the populace
has not once given way to outbursts of mob
Meanwhile in Italy the intense and sense-
less hatred displayed against the Germans
continues in full blast. Two Italian profes-
sors, suspected to being of German origin
were mobbed in Milan. Even helpless Ger-
man servant girls, have been insulted and
maltreated. It is estimated that the damage
done by the Milan mob mounts to ten mil-
lion of lire. It is not only the Germans and
Austrians that have suffered, but a deal of
Swss property has been destroyed and claims
will be made against the government for
A Swiss citizen who was walking with
his wife, a German woman, was mobbed in
Milan, a wild crowd pursuing them with the
cries of "Fuori la Tedesca" (out with the
German woman). It appears that the Ger-
mans are now more hated than the Austrians,
as the unreasoning Italians are annoyed that
Germany does not declare war and want to
bring about a rupture, but it must come
from the side of Germany. It is thought
that Germany is treating Italy with contempt.
Rustrian Rirmen Busy.
Vienna, June 8. The Italian war airship
Citta di Ferrara has been destroyed by the
hydroplane L 48 directed by Lieutenant Gla-
sing, and observer Cadet von Fritsch.  The
stirring incident took place South west of
Lussin. The airship was set on fire. Two
officers and five of the crew were taken
Hydroplane No. 47 has made a fresh
attack upon Venice and attacked the balloon
shed at Murano with success. Bombs were
dropped upon soie destroyers.
Submarine Boat Booty.
The Flotilla Keeps Very Busy Sinking
the Boats of the Allies. How the
Intim was Torpedoed.
London, June 8. Details of the sinking of
the steamer Intim, on   her journey  from
New York to London are at hand. She
had aboard, under the guise of iron ware,
several hundred cases of machine guns. When
she had reached within 43 miles of the
Lizard a powerful explosion took place,
attributed  to  a  submarine  attack.  The
Captain ordered the boats to be lowered
and manned. But the ship sank so slowly
that it was thought she might be saved, and
the crew returned aboard. Scarce were they
there, than a submarine appeared and a tor-
pedo  knocked the Imtim   to pieces. She
was of 4.700 tons.
The Britsh Steamer Star of the West [as
been sunk by a German submarine.      The
crew was landed at Aberdeen.
The barque Sunlight has been sunk off
the Irish Coast. The crew was taken aboard
a fishing boat and conveyed to Queenstown.
The steam trawler Dromio has been torpe-
doed. The crew was landed in Peterhead.
The torpedoed lona does not appear in
Lloyd's list. It is surmised that she was a
quite new ship, 5.000 tons. Of her crew 53
men were landed in England. The steamer
Dulwich Head has been torpedoed off Leith.
She   sank.  The   English  steam  trawler
Persimmon has been sunk off Buchaness
She was 255 tons. The crew was landed
in Grimsby.   The trawlers Fazehound and
Curlew have been sunk 25 miles from
Peterhead. The crews were saved.
A despatch from Athens says that a sub-
marine was sighted by the Anatolia, a Greek
steamer, near Volo.   Upon   showing  her
national flag the Anatolia was allowed to
proceed on her way.
The Norwegian steamer Trudveng has
been sunk in the North Sea by a submarine.
The Daily Chronicle notes that within a
week the German submarines have sunk 21
e             seamer Menaper-i.hasbeen
sunk by a submarine. The second officer,
the second machinist and six of the crew
were saved. The Captain and his wife and
daughter, the first officer and 12 of the crew
are missing.
Vanished Illusions.
Copenhagen, June 8. Apropos of the Eng-
lish illusions to the effect that Germany can
be starved out or beaten in the field, the
I(oebenhaven writes:-"We must all acknow-
ledge that German technical and organising
talents have achieved the greatest triumph.
The starving-out idea has completely col-
lapsed. The Germans, all the while are in
position to mass strong forces at any given
spot wherever wanted. Germany's antagonists
may not make peace, but each day they are
sustaining hard defeats and being forced to
retreat, for they were not prepared for war
and cannot achieve the heights of efficiency
which the Germans possess. That the Eng-
lish of all others are beginning to see clearly
and an appreciation of the earnestness of the
situation is fully aroused in that country."
About Bears.
The Brown Bear has for a long time past
been  exterminated  in central Europe.  In
Germany the last one was killed in 1835,
near Trauenstein  in  Upper Bavaria.   In
Switzerland there are still a few bears to be
seen in the Canton of Oraubinden and the
romantic Val Cluoza, which latter has been
designated by the Swiss Government as a
protected district. In Russia there are plenty
of bears and hunting them in winter is a
popular sport.
A Decisive Engagement.
A Three Days Fight in Which the
Turks Claim to have Gained a Big
Victory and inflicted Heavy Losses
upon the Enemy.
Constantinople, June 8.  There has been
three days of heavy fighting here, the Allies
having received reinforcements to the number
of about 15,000 men.  The enemy made a
strenuous effort to advance, but was beaten
back with very heavy losses.  The Turkish
soldiers are fighting manificently and swear
by Allah, that the foreignwr shall never take
an inch of Turkish soil.
The Turkish artillery has blown up a
position occupied by the enemy at An Burn.
The enemy appears to be entirely tired out.
The Mauretania, the sister to the Lusitania,
has brought out a large number of rein-
forcements.  The Transylvania is also off
Mytelene, full of troops.
A transport ship has been  sunk in front
of he Dardanelles.
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