Stanhope, Aubrey; Orchelle, R.L. (ed.) / The continental times
No. 1155. Vol. XXII. No. 13 (July 30, 1915)
No. 1155, Vol. XXII, No. 13, July 30, 1915
PRICE: 20 PF., 5 CTS. 'p A JOURNAL FOR AMERICANS IN EUROPE PIcICE: 20 PF., 5 CTS. 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 Owing to lack of funds it is announced that all the American Red Cross Associations will have to be withdrawn in October.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. STOCKHOLM Grand HOtel and Grand Htel Royal Managing Director: IIS Truisson. MERAN SOUTH-TYROL PALACE-HOTEL Fine Situation in Large Par.
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