General News Notes of the Day, Daily Racing Form, 1914-11-06


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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY. Definite defeat of the Bavarian army which at- tempted to hack its way through to Dunkirk from northern Belgium is claimed bv the Belgian army, which bore the bruut of the battle. The Germans, it is stated in dispatches from Havre, the tern- porary Belgian capital, have retired to intrenched lines to the west and extending Inland from just south of Ostend. The Germans are now concentrating on a new line and their reinforcements are being massed again around Ypres, Lille and Arras. It is believed that they will endeavor to reach the sea from this section, where they Will not be subject to Hooding of the country. It was the action of the Belgians in cutting the Yeor dikes that caused the German rout on the extreme left of the allied lines. Hundreds of men wen; drowned there. British and French reserve troops have been sent to the assistance of the armies operating from Soissons north. It is reported by the aerial scouts that the Germans are bringing several divisions of reserve troops into positions vaguely described as "along the left wing," and this is Interpreted by the military .chiefs as indi- eating that the Germans still adhere to their orig- Inal plan of attempting to take the coast cities. It was believed that they had definitely abandoned it because of the terrible losses already sustained, but the bringing up of fresh reinforcements con- vinces officials here that the German strategy de- pends on possession of the coast as far south as Calais. This the allies are determined to prevent i-at anv cost. It is officially announced at Uokio that the bombardment of Tsingtau continues vigor- ously. The Germans on the night of Nov. 3 made a. counter-attack which for a time hindered opera- tlous. The attacking forces, according to the statement, are now gradually closing, in. Shells are falling in. the streets of the town and the power- house has been destroyed. The Japanese right cap- tured some small forts and an officer and twenty soldiers vesterdav. Shells struck and burned the Bismarck" barracks. A dispatch, from Sofia says: "Bulgaria has received formal assurance that Greece is determined to maintain neutrality, and has refrained from ordering a mobilization. The German squadron that defeated Rear Admiral Sir Christopher Cradocks British warships off Coronal. Chile, on Sunday evening, is likely to be engaged at any moment with a Ueet of eight Japanese war vessels. The Japanese are known to be at Easter Island, 2,300 miles west of where Sundays battle was fought, and it is believed they are pursuing the Germans. Two British cruisers fired a few shots at the seaport of Jaffa, in Palestine, but retired under the fire of Turkish -artillcrv., says an official Berlin statement. Battle- ships and battlecruisers, detached from the British grand fleet, are searching the North sea for a German squadron of four battleships and four cruisers which slipped out of Wilhelinsliaven for a -raid on the English, coast An announcement given out in Vienna says that Austrian forces in Poland, after holding the Russians in check on the Lysagora, continued their retiring movement to positions previously selected by them. The situation ,in Galicia is unchanged. The Austrinns have captured large quantities of supplies from the Ser-vjans in the Macva district, where the latter re- treated in haste. A Capetown dispatch declares that the rebellion of Gen. Christian Frederick Beyers in the western Transvaal and the mutiny of Lieut. Col. Solomon Gerhardus Maritz. in north- west Capetown appears to be completely crushed. Turkev has definitely broken off diplomatic rcla- - Hons " with Great Britain, France. Rus?ia. and Servia. Its diplomatic representatives in the capitals of these countries, actin" on orders from the porte, demanded and received their pass- lorts. The German cruiser Yorcke has struck a mine in Jade bay on the German coast, and sunk, The Yorcke carried a complement of 557 men. of whom at least 3S2 have been saved. The French official announcement given out in Paris says that the allies have made slight progress east of Nieu- port, on the right bank of the Yser. It was officially announced in London that a state of war exists between Great Britain and Turkey. From the coast to Lille, a comparatively short battle line, the Germans have eleven army corps, roughly 5.00,000 men. That the allies have been throwing -fresh forces Into Belgium is indicated in the official account from the British front. An official rexrt from the German general staff states that the allies line has been pierced; that a sortie from Nieuport was easily repulsed, and that steady progress is being made in the German attacks from Ypres to the Vosges. President Poincare has sent a letter to War Minister Millorand. in which he de- Clares that after a long series of violent engager ments the allies have repulsed the desperate at- tacks of the enemy. Great Britain formally annexed the island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean, which nominally formed a part of the Turkish em- piro. The British mine sweeper Mary was sunk by :a mine in the North Sea. Six of her crew of four- teen were rescued. Reverend Dr. C. IT. Parklmrst, President of the Association for the Prevention of Crime, and Pastor of the Madison Square Presbyterian Church, New York Citv. sent the following telegram to a prominent banker of San Francisco in connection with the campaign for prohibition in California: "I am amazed at the possible prohibitory action of California touching the matter of the manufacture, snrle and transportation of wine. Such action would be short-sighted contribution to the cause of sound and wholesome temperance. People are going to drink and they are going to drink: something that has a measure of stimulus in it. and to let them drink light wines is one of the surest means of preventing their drinking heavy whisky. I know that, from having lived in wine producing countries where wine is freely used by old and young and intoxication exceedingly rare. Tieing a man up too strong-lv in sumptuary matters mrans that in course of time he will break his bonds and the last estate of that man will le worse than the first. It is un-American and immoral to dictate to a. man what his conduct shall be in matters that are not intrinsically evil." 18 18 jj -J" 9, ! . to j.j, big. won and j.: j, J j J; 4 j j i jj , t!0 M ! " 1 "j J , 1 j J j I 1 " " 1 " 1 : j j ; j , j ! 1 , ; j ; , . ; i ; s : j 1 ; , , j , :J . : r i - i l - ; a i 1 ? : : . e - - f e s t

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