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No. 1155. Vol. XXII. No. 13 (July 30, 1915)

No. 1155, Vol. XXII, No. 13, July 30, 1915


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No, 1155. Vol. XXII. No. 13.       STOCKHOLM     ROTTERDAM    LUCERNE   BERLIN    VIENNA   ZURICH                FRIDAY, JULY 30, 1915.
LATEST NEWS.
SHORT ITEMS OF INTEREST
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES.
Illness at Gallipoli.
London, July 29. Typhus and dysentery
has broken out amongst the British troops in
Gallipoli.
Goremykin Retires.
Stockholm, July 29. It is stated that the
Premier Goremykyn will retire and that Mr.
Kriwoschein will take his place.
Empress at Insterburg.
The Ernprrss and the Crown Princess
hive been   to Alknstein where they were
vistel by Field Marshal von Hindenburg.
U Boat Booty.
London, July 29. The returns of Lloyds
kir the past 22 weeks show  that 229 Eng-
iish and 30 foreign ships have been sunk.
Hopeless Condition.
Lugano, July 29. The position of the Italians
in Tipoli appears to be hopeless.  They
have been driven to the coast and can only
with difficulty hold their own there.
English Losses.
London, July 29. The British losses are
officially given ott as 14,428 officers, 316,557
men. Besides, at Tangier 66 officers, 110
white soldiers, 623 Indians.
Orders for Japan.
Petersburg, July 29.  It is a remarkable
thing that the Russian government has given
orders in Japan for the construction of a
number of first class steamers for the Crimea-
Caucasian line.
American Red Cross.
New York, July 29. Owing to lack of
funds it is announced that all the American
Red Cross Associations will have to be
withdrawn in October.
The Leelanaw.
London, July 29. It is announced by Reuter
that a new American note demands com-
pensation for the sinking of the Leelanaw.
This needs confirmation, as Reuter news is
Russian Prince Not Received.
Petersburg, July 29. Much indignation is
.xpressed here at the refusal of King Ferdi-
nand of Roumania to receive Prince Trubetz-
koi who has been sent by the Russian gov-
ernment on a special mission to Bucharest.
Another Minister to Go.
Petersburg, July 29.  The position of the
Minister of Finance Bark is seriously com-
promised. His successor is commonly re-
puted to be Pettowski, hitherto president of
the budget commission of the Duma.
Dye Material Lacking.
London, July 29. Industries in which dye
materials are essential scarcely knowN what to
do. Not only is the cost of dye stuffs enorm-
ously dearer than heretofore, but they threa-
ten to become unprocurable.
The Usual Cry.
Milan, July 29. Discussing the problem
of the supply of ammunition the Corriere
della Sera insists on the necessity of pro-
viding shells in great abundance, as the war
may be very long and bitter.
Blown Up.
Copenhagen, July 29.  The entrance to
t. e White Sea appears to be full of mines.
Several Finnish steamers have been blown
up. The Russians appear to fear a German
attack upon Archangel.
To Protect Archangel.
Petersburg, July 29.  Quite special mea-
sures have been taken for the protection of
Archangel against a possible attack by the
Germans. The entrance to the bay is heavily
strewn with mines.
The Dreams of Wells.
London, July 28. The Peti journal has had
al interview with the author Wells. He gives
an "easy" receipt forthe destruction of Ger-
many. It is to build 20,000 airships and then
blow up the Krupp works and thus prevent
the further manufacture of munitions of war.
Gunaris to Remain.
& Athens, July 29. The local press states
that a coalition Ministry is unlikely and that
Gunaris will remain in power so long as it
has the confidence of the King. The new
French Minister, M. Guillemin, appears in-
clinedito adopt a sharp tone.
Rouble Depreciated.
London, July 29. Exchange on sight for
the rouble fell in one day 10!o. On the 18th
of July the f 10 note was worth 141 roubles.
It is now bid for at 160 roubles. This signi-
fies-a total disruption of the Exchange mar-
het in Russian values.
Benoist Killed.
Paris, July 29.  The  aeroplane of the
well-known airman Benoist, was set afire
whilst at a great height in the air and he
was burnt to death.  It took place at Issy-
les-Moulineux  Benoist  held the   height
record for carrying a passenger.
TRUTH IN "TRUTH"
A Newspaper Which Belies it Name
and Deceives its Readers.
Labouchere Betrayed.
Attacking the "Continental Times
A Foolish Policy. What "Labby
Would, have Done.
by Aubrey Stanhope.
Each day would appear to bring some
fresh attack upon the Continental Times by
one or other English newspaper. Curiously
enough the one subject which appears to
irritate the English editor most, is when the
Continental Times publishes an article telling
the truth about matters as they stand here,-
namely that all goes well and that everyone
here is well provided for.
Very Wroth.
As an example, is an article in Truth, an
weekly English newspaper, which in the days
when Henry Labouchere lived, had some
life and force in it, but since the death of
that talented man, has sunk into dismal dull-
ness. The wrath of the editor is particularly
aroused because it is told, in an article from
my pen, that a certain French writer, of the
name of Richet, was all wrong when he
described us here as, "half starving". The
Continental Times as its mission is, told the
truth, and apparently Truth does not like the
truth. It told, in that article that here there
was abundance of food, that life in the capital
went on much as usual, that in Berlin there
were few signs of a war existing, that the
cads,  beer-halls  and  restaurants  were
permitted to remain open until I A. M.,
whereas in Paris and London the people
were existing under well nigh Curfew Law,
and all sale of liquor or provisions stopped
after eight or nine oclock.
Why so Angry?.
All that is perfectly true, then why, dear
Mr. Editor of Truth: I believe your name to
be Voules,- lash yourself into a torment of
wrath against the Continental Times? Undoub-
tedly it is galling for you to know that here
-vyhin-geqsprfty- well, that the--
people have all possile liberty, that everything
is beautifully regulated, whilst with you, it
is all bickerings and quarrels; you are sent
to bed early, your personal freedom is
immensely restricted and you are daily the
recipient of news of terrible losses from the
front, with no corresponding successes to
compensate for them. But why on that
account rail against the Continental Times,
which is merely telling the truth?
On the contrary, if the name of your paper
by any means reflects your convictions,
you ought to be exceedingly pleased to read
the Continental Times which at all risks,
tells the truth, that truth which is concealed
from  the  British public  by a  form  of
censorship worthy of the times of the In-
quisition, which leaves the English masses in
totalignorane oTfthe so perilousiposition in
which Great Britain lies.
I had the pleasure of the acquaintance of
Henry Labouchere and were he alive today,
I can picture to myself the manner in which
he would figuratively, flay alive a government
which has committed the stupendous folly of
allowing Great Britain to become engaged
in this, for her, suicidal war, the fatal issues
of which for her future are recognised
ny such men as Lords|Haldane, Morley an
Cromer, but which have from the first been
seen by that clear - headed true English
patriot Bernard Shaw. Just as Henry La-
bouchere raised his voice against the so
futile and murderous Boer war, so surely
today had he lived, he would have done all
in his power to show his countrymen the
folly of the existing war undertaking upon
which they are embarked, and he would
have denounced the statesmen-or so-called
statesmen-of the abject and weak govern-
ment which is recklessly bringing ruin upon
Great Britain. And in so doing, Labouchere,
who feared none, would have been acting
as the true and loyal patriot he was, fearless,
brave and independent.
Public Deceived.
If your paper would only live up to its
name-which it does not-it would welcome
the Continental Times as representing the
light of truth.  If your paper were really
the representative of "truth", as it used to be,
you would tell your readers how they are
being deceived and misled by their Govern-
ment. They have no idea whatsoever of
the extent of the disaster which has over-
taken them at the Dardanelles, they have no
adequate vision of the hopeless condition in
which the Russian army finds itself, hemmed
in and encircled by several splendidly or-
ganised armies.  The British public has no
notion of the absolute fiasco of the attempts
of the Italian armies at the Ifonzo, Gorz
and Km districts, beaten everywhere, whilst
false news of their victories is daiiy printed
in all the EngliAh newspapers.
If instead of misleading the British public
into imagining that everything goes wrong
in Germany, Truth guided by the old spirit
of "Labby", would come out with the facts,
reprint the unbiassed articles from the Con-
tinental Times, it would be doing an un-
utterable and glorious service in opening the
eyes of the English people to what is really
taking place.  Already that much deceived
British public is beginning to have an
inkling that all does not go so well as might
be, and the Norrhcliffe papers have had
the courage to indice, oetween the lines,
the likelihood of coming disaster. For the
Daily Mail has stated its opinion that the
present Government was not one of sufficient
force to meet the shock of a great disaster
which would have to be revealed before
long. It is no patriotism for any English
paper today, to seek to hide from the people
the imminent and mighty danger that threatens
their country, but it would be an act of the
highest devotion and love of country, to let
the people know the worst, just as Bernard
Shaw, at the risk of his popularity, has told
them  over and over again; so that the
country may be saved before it is too late.
Hopeless Illusions.
In England the firm belief is held that the
German people are being beaten by a natural
course of detrition.  If you want to live up
to the name of your newspaper, tell them
that that is a hopeless illusion. Tell them
the truth, which is that Germany is chock
full of troops, that the regiments are filled
to their full war footing, that thousands upon
thousands of recruits called upon have been
sent back home, because there were too many
men, that this year's class is not yet in the
field. Don't let them believe the fabrications
about there being any lack of enthusiasm
concerning the war.  Tell them  the truth,
namely that the entire country is permeated
with the desire to win and a supreme con-
fidence that Germany cannot be beaten. Just
now a regiment of great big husky fellows
have passed my window, decked with flowers,
~jng41ys~aa~arson        gayand -
hearty as though they were going to a feast
of pleasure instead of to the front. Rot out
from the English people the too silly idea
that there is any chance of "starving out"
the Germans; also the illusion, almost more
ridiculous still, that the finances of this
country ate weak-they are amazingly strong
and that if a new war loan were to
be demanded tomorrow, the money would
be as readily forthcoming as in the last. For,
owing to all the money for munitions of
war being spent within the Empire, and only
very little being spent outside of it, Germany
is as rich now as on the first day of the
war, and    the   average  of  prosperity
unusually high.
I do not expect, dear Editor of Truth, that
you will tell your countrymen any of these
facts which I suggest to you, because you
are a craven and do not dare. But remember
and keep it on your conscience, that Henry
Labouchere would have had that courage,
and that you are betraying his trust when
you fail to let the people of England know
the truth, however painful it may be!
In comment upon Mr. Stanhope's well-
deserved tribute to the famous and fearless
"Labby", I should like to recall to the
attention of Englishmen his heroic attitude
during the criminal Boer War and bid them
read his flaming poem entitled "The British
Flag." A giant or two were still left in those
days!                            R. L. 0.
A WEIGHTY MATTER.
Grave Anxieties Concerning Cotton.
Need German Chemicals.
London, July 29. The Times Washington
correspondent cables as follows: -
"Satisfaction is expressed by importers here
at the news from London that an arrangement
is contemplated by which the United States
will be able to get regularly a certain amount
of dyes and German chemicals and products,
which are badly needed. It is also hoped
that there is ground for the reports of a
possible formation of an American organi-
zation in neutral European countries to which
American goods may be consigned without
their ultimate destination being questioned.
The British Government's behaviour over
cotton is being anxiously watched, especially
by the cotton interests, whose agitation
against our present policy is led by Senator
Hoke Smith, and is daily gaining political
significance."
AN OFFICIAL INTIMATION.
"It is better to fight in the trenches, than
to be killed by Zeppelin bombs at home,"-
says a recent recruiting poster on the walls
of London. This is the first official intimation
that Zeppelins are so successul!
SUBMARINE WORK.
Great Activity Shown and Many
Steamers and Trawlers Sunk. Eng-
lish Sink German Trawler. Sustained
Activity of the Diving War Boats.
Several More Victims.
London, July 29. The trawlers Salacia and
Icini have been sunk.    The crews were
landed  in  Lowestoft.  The brig Fortuna
has been sunk in the North Sea. She was
a Swedish boat presumably carrying con-
traband. The crew was landed at Cuxhaven.
The Norwegian barque Harbit has bedn set
afire by a submarine, the crew was landed
in Plymouth. The Swedish steamer Emma
has been sunk, also the Danish schooners
Maria, Neptune ad Lina. The crews were
landed at Blyth.
The Westward Ho, trawler, has been sunk
in the North Sea. The Norwegian barque
Sagnedalen has been sunk and the crew
were taken aboard the Steamer Loke. The
Steamer Mangara and the steamer Ibo and
the trawler Dovey have been sunk.
An English submarine has sunk the Ger-
man armed trawerSenator von Beerenberg.
One man was drowned, two severely
wounded. The crew reached the Hornsrew
Lightship.
The Norwegian steamer Fimreite, with a
cargo of ore for England, has been sunk.
She was a 4,000 ton boat.
The Smith Boat and Engine Company of
New York has received an order from the
English government for a hundred swift go-
ing destroyers, intended for the chasing of
submarines. Russia has ordered forty of the
sarne kind.
The Neue Zircher Zeitung states that dur-
ing the last week 8 French steamers have
been torpedoel.
"HELPLESS AMERICA".
An Englishman Tells the United
States That It Will Meet With Certain
Defeat in Case of War.
Under the above little, a book by Mr.
Hodder and Stoughton.   The writer states
that should America be engaged in a great
war she would surely be beaten as a result
of her unpreparedness.    He pictures the
English or the Japanese in the streets of
New York as victors. He says that unless
the English give the Americans a sound
trashing, either the Germans or Japanese will
do so.
A New War.
When the European was is over a fresh
war will break out, not on account of Eng-
lish commercial methods, but for reason of
the senseless boastfulness and arrogance of
the Americans, who believe that they can
conquer the whole world, without any prior
preparations. Their insufficient fleet is today
their sole protection against invasion, the
ocean being easy to cross with the existing
transport facilities.
England and Germany, with their over-
whelming naval forces could easily destroy
the American sea Power, and, in a couple of
weeks, could land 100,000 men upon her
unprotected coasts, in half the time it would
take her to mobilise her small home army
of 30,000 men.
Japan likewise, within a month,   might
bring 259,000 men to the Pacific Coast, be-
fore the American army would be on the
spot. An army of 100,000 men, with modern
artillery, could just as easily cross the United
States, as Zenophon once crossed Persia with
a thousand  men.   America in the future
must give everyone, after the school years
are over, a military education similar to that
given in Switzerland.
BIG ITALIAN LOSSES.
Zurich, July 29. According to the St. Galler
Tageblatt, the director of the Lugano cathe-
dral, who stands in close relations with the
Milan clerics, states that the grand total losses
of the Italians from all causes, in the recent
engagement amounts to 180,000 men. The
Italian attack against the Doberdo plateau has
ceased. General Cadorna has summarily dis-
missed three corps commandants, amongst
them the Royal Aide de Camps Brussati.
The Italian offensive has completely ceased.
French Criticism.
London, July 20.  General opinion  here
being that England has done more than her
share of the fighting, an article by M. Hano-
taux in the Revue tebdomadaire in which
the English assistance given is stated to have
been notably insufficient, has caused much
ill-feeling here. The French, and specially
the French women, criticise the English in
the strongest manner.
Official figures fix the number of cows in
Hungary at 2,620,000, of which more than
2,000,000 are pure-blooded animals of the
best milk producing breeds.
NEW REVELRTIONS BY COUNT
RNDRSSY.
The Miscarriage of the Intrigues of the
Italians in Bucharest and Budapest.
The newspaper "Az Est" has published
some interesting communications of Count
Julius Andrassy conerning the miscarriage of
the intrigues of the Italians in Bucharest and
Budapest. The Count says:
Immediately before the outbreak of the
Italian war, siren voices were suddenly heard
coming from Italy, and in indirect ways
attempts were made to sound some political
personages individually to find out if we in
Hungary would leave our allies in the
lurch, or exercise a pressure upon them in
the interests of peace. Italy would then,
was said, reject the proposals of Roumaniat
and take the position, that on the conclusion
of peace, the kingdom established by St.
Stephan should remain intact and Austria
pay the entire expense. This solution would
correspond  best  with  the  interests  of
Italy, since, as they said, the Italians would
rather see an independent and strong Hun-
garian kingdom than an enlarged Roumania.
We must however make haste, for otherwise
they should with regret have to accept the
demands of Roumania, and promise it
Transylvania.
They are now trying something of the
same kind with Roumania. They are urging
that country to intervene quickly, and wish
to have it believed there that, if Roumania
hesitates longer, the Entente will conclude
a separate peace with us. They are telling
the political personages in Bucharest: they
would like very much to keep with them
but if Roumania does not quickly decide
they will be obliged to come to an under-
standing with us-since we are inclined any-
how to make peace-which naturally can
only be on the basis of the maintenance of
the integrity of Hungary.
The Italians have based their calculations
on the naivete of Budapest and Bucharest.
TherLnpts I    d Ihave Remained widut resut
in Budapest. It is to be hoped that the
same will be the case also in Bucharest. I
do not think that anyone will be found in
Roumania who will listen to them and
believe that the Hungarians would desert
their allies, violate their legal obligations and
beg for the integrity of their territory at the
price of their honor, while they are in a
position by their victorious battles to defend
their country. And therefore I do not believe
that the tales of a Hungarian peace party are
making Roumania nervous, and therefore
inducing her to come to a hurried agreement
with the Entente. On the contrary, these
transparent artifices are only able to create
the impression in Roumania, that those who
are compelled to make use of such means
occupy a very weak position, and that those
who incite the different countries against
each other by the use of such deliberate lies,
-maintaining before us that they would
rather be on our side than with Roumania
and then in turn belting the latter that the
creation of a greater Roumania would be
agreeable to them,-are untrustworthy, and
that it would be a very risky game to begin
a dangerous undertaking in partnership with
such colleagues.  No, I count quite con-
fidently on this, that in the present crisis
Hungary and Roumania will remain friends.t
Prudence and her vital interests will pren
Roumania from putting up with the Italian
Macchiavellianism, and I hope, and even
know of a certainty that the statesmen of
that kingdom seeing through the scheme of
Italy, will advance calmly and confidently
along the way marked out for them by the
interests of their country.
President ?issassinated.
Hayti, July 29. President Guilleaume, who
had sought refuge in the French Legation,
was dragged thence, in spite of the protests
of the officials, and killed in the street. He
was torn limb from limb, and pieces of
his remains carried around the streets in
triumph.  A  revolution  has  broken  out.
Admiral Capertown has landed marins to
protect the foreigners.
R Useful Career.
Frederick W. Seward, dead in Auburn,
N. Y., was Assistant Secretary of State in two
Administrations and often sent upon delicate
diplomatic errands. Yet such is the effect
of a dramatic and critical event upon public
imagination that he will be far longer and
more vividly remembered as the faithful and
valiant son who was wounded almost to
death while seeking to protect his father,
Secretary William H. Seward, on the fatefu'
night when Lincoln was assassinated. That
was the high light in a long, busy and use-
ful private life and public career.
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