Nulliua a.ddictua lurare in verba m&glatrl.
Being bound to iwa&r to the Dogma.* if no Master.
Nassau. N. P.. Bkh&uiM, Friday. October 1, 1914
L. OILBKRT DUPUCH,
Editor and Proprietor.
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We have been reliably informed
that between half past eleven and
twelve o'clock last night two heavy
guns were heard in tie distance a
North westerly dircti
We shall be glad of cor. obora live
testimony from any peison wh-
may have also heard the>e guns.
Latest War News
October 2nd 1914.
rom Sayville, October rsf.
Paris:There is no change in the
general situation. I he r tench have
Erngressed No.th of the Somine
Berlin:The Allies have been re-
pulsed at Albert, G< rman attach is
.steadily progressing in \rgonne,
4t/k I ok 111: -German warships bom-
^>arded the Japanese poilinn near
Tsingtau. About rjoti Japanese
were killed and 800 wounded.
Antwerp:The outer forts are
being bombarded by German
heavy artillery. No results.
The Allies hive dciaen back the
Germans second defense. The
German losses were slight.
G-neral Auffenberg, commander
of the Austrian army, has given up
his command, being sick with
The German cruiser F.mden has
sunk five more British steamers fa
the 13av of Bengal.
1 he Russian General, Renneri.
kampf, in east Prussia cheers his
troops by saying that they will be
in Berlin by Christinas.
In Mexico General Villa has
agreed to call a convention of the
chiefs on October 10th.
Cairanza will meet a peace com.
mission in Torrenn today. He will
retire if they wish, but they must
BATTLE OF THE AISNE IS
TOLD BY GENERAL FRENCH
Londpn, Tuesday, 9.35 p.m.
The following rescriptive account
from Field Marshal Sir John
French's headquarters of the Bri
tisli army's operations up to Sep-
tember 18, was issued to-night:
"General Headquarters, 18 Sept.,
1914: \t the date of the last nar-
rative, September 14, the Germans
weie making > determined resis-
tance along the River Aisne. Op-
position, which was at lirst thought
might possibly be of a rearguard
nature, not entailing matninl de-
lay to our progress, has developed
ami has proved to be more serious
than was anticipated.
"I he action now being fought by
the Germans along their line may,
it is true, have been undettaken in
order to gam tune for some Strate-
gic operation or move, and may
not be thejt main stand. Out if
this is so the fighting is naturally
on a scale which, as to exlent of
groun I niwi nI and duration "f re-
sistance, m ikes it undistinguish-
abl in its progress from what is
known as a "pitched battle",
though the enemy 01 t.iinly showed
signs of considerable disorganiza-
tion during the earlier d?ysof their
"Whether it was orginally in-
tended by them to defend the posi-
tion they took up as strenuously as
they have done, or whether the de-
lay gained for them duiing the
twelfth and thirteenth by their ar-
tillery, has enabled them to develop
their resistance and force their line
to an extent not originally con-
templated, cannot yet be said.
"So far as we are concerned the
action still being contested is the
battle ol the Aisne, The foe we a re
fighting is just across that river
along the whole of our front to the
east and west. The struggle is not
confined to the valley of that river
though it will probadly bear its
"The progress of our operations
and the French armies nearest us
for the 14, 15, 16, and 17, will now
"On Monday the 14th those of
our troops which had on the pre-
vious da.y crossed Aisne after driv-
ing in the German rear guards on
that evening, found portions of
the enemy's forces in prepared de-
fensive position on the right bank
and could little more than secure a
footing north of -the river. This
however, they maintained in spite
of two counter attacks delivered at
dusk and about ten p. m. in
which the fighting was severe.
"During the 14th strong rein-
forcements of our troops were pas.
sed to the north bank, the troops
crossing by ferry,by pontoon bridges
and bv the remains of permanent
bridges.Close co-operation with the
French forces was maintained, and
the general progress made was
good although the opposition was
vigorous, and the state of the roads
after the heavy rain made move-
The Work Of Laying And *
Thick weather it favourable to
the operation of mine laying.
The mine arc steel cylinders
containing several hundred
pounds of gun cotton. From the
top of tlie cylinder projects
spikes, which are connected with
a den a tor.
If a spike is struck, the dena
tor explodes the gun-cotton.
From the bottom of the cylinder
depend a rope, the other end of
which is secured to a weight
resting on the sea bottom.
The Length of the rope is grad
uated according to the depth at
which the mine is to be submer
ged, which is ten or fifteen feet.
In sweeping for mines, a wire
slung between the boats fitted
for the purpose, and is so arrang
ed as to catch the mooring rope
of the mine.
There is a squadron of mine
sweepers attached to the Fleet,
and there is also a large squad-
ron nf steam trawlers, manned
by Royal Naval Reserve men,
at work sweeping for mines. It
is a highly-dangerous business.
The employment of steam
trawlers for this purpose was
originally recommended by Ad-
miral Charles Beresford.
The method employed is for
two trawlers proceeding in
parallel lines 700 fathoms apart,
to steam slowly over those areas
of the sea along which it is be-
lieved that the enemy may have
attempted secretly to lay sunken
The two vessels are lashed to
gether by a long line of sub
merged wire which sweeps along
and when it makes contact re
leases the mine from its anchor
age and allows it to float to the
surface. The mine is then ex
ploded by rifle shots.
For floating mines sometimes
in the nature of a drift net is
used. Further out in the open
sea the work of mine-searching
is carried out by torpedo-boats.
The Liver pod Football Echo,
September 12th 1914.
E would inform all who appreciate a Good Smoke that we now
have on hand an extensive Stork of HAVANA CIGARS. W
guarantee our brand to be made of the finest Havana and Sumatra
wrappers, and Havana Fillers throughout.
These Cigars are manufactured on our premises bv skilled workmen
and great pains are taken to produce an article of superior quality.
The success we have met with in the past leads us confidently to ex-
pect the patronage of connoiseurs.
J. L. SUNDERS & Co.
WE would call the atten-
tion of our friends in Nas-
sau and on the OUT ISLANDS
to the following prices on lum-
ber which will go into effect
All ROUGH lumber up to 8 ft.
6/3 per 100. All DRESSED
lumber up to 8 fL 8/4 per 100.
All ROUGH and PRESSED to
16ft. 10/5 per 100? ANYTHING
over 16 ft. 13/6 per 100. above
up to 8 ins. wide)
These prices are for CASH
absolutely and being WAR
prices are made to help the pub
liu and are subject to ehangi
The Bahamas Timber Co. Ltd.
10 East Street
SefUmber 21tt, 1914.
"NEW HOME" m "RUBY
FOR SALE BY
CHAS. E. ALBURYI
now carry in stock the fol-
Pineapple.It ha^een prov-
en that this haM^equal
and a visit to field's using
same will convince you.
Vegetable.Now is the time
to use this and increase
your yield.in Tomatoes,
Potatoes, Onions and all
other vegetables by 100
Orange Tree. To assist the
growth of Young Citrus
Fruit and Wine Increase the
yield and growth of old
Eor further information
and books on the useof these
fertilizers, please apply to
WALTER K. MOORE
Agent for Mapes Fertilizer
in the Bahamas.
Door* open 7.50. Performance
begin at 6.15 p.m.
THIS is to inform my Patrons
and the Public in General
that I have opened my Public
Black Smith Shop; and am now
rtady to do anything in I' e line ol
General repair or new w rk Horse
Shoeing Specially. All r ork done
P. \. HUYI.ER.
\Uy East St. (Wharf J
THE public are notified
that the Bahamas Tim-
ber Company, Limited have
all the men that they
need for the present and that
any going there cannot
expect to get work and are
notified that there are no ac-
comodations for them at the
ARTHUR B. SUTTON.
September 6th, 1914
IT is now possible for owners
of land with fully bearing!
trees to prove its value and ob
For further particulars
J. THEO. farrington
Nassau, N. P.
Bahamas Produce Marketing
139 Uopthall House
3 Mo. LondonyE. C
Per S. S. "Santiago."
Fresh New Potatoes (Irish)
Selling at 4 cents Per lb.
Medium Size Onions at
8 Cents Per lb.
Baker's Cocoa A tins
at is. Each
Baker's Cocoa } tins
at 6d. Each
Call early at
THE ROYAL STORE,
J. L. Saunders & Co.
WILLIAMS THE SHOE-
MaN has just received a
larger assortment of
LADIES. MISSES and GENTS
SAMPLE BOOTS and SHOES
in ONE, TWO, AND THREE
pair lots ^4g|
The sizes for ladies ar
to 3$, 4 and 4}
Misses13, 1 and 2
Gents6. 6J and 7
The Shoes having been sold
Williams. TK Shoeme-n
at a liberal discount, the princi-
pal disadvantage being the
limited sizes, he is disposing
cf them at
not less than 20 par cant leea than
the regular prices such
gr?dr*s would be.
His kind patrons and the gen-
eral public will please take
of the above sizes mentioned
and in calling for them will
see for themselves that they
are obtaining Real Bargains
Williams' Wholesale and R.ata.11
277, 279 Bay Street (City)
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