Feb. 20—Austrian aviator drops bombs on Cettinje; England distributes illustrated posters showing differences between English and German aircraft.
Feb. 21—German aeroplane drops bombs on Braintree, Colchester, and Marks Tey, little damage being done.
Feb. 22—Zeppelin bombards Calais, killing five; Buckingham Palace and other places in London are guarded against aeroplane attack.
Feb. 23—German aeroplane seen off the English coast.
Feb. 24—Three British aviators lost in raid on Belgium.
Feb. 27—French aviators bombard Metz; Germans drop bombs on Nieuport.
Feb. 2—Second contingent of troops reaches Egypt; Minister of Defense says that Government has placed no limit on number of men to be sent.
Feb. 2—Government issues warning that Rumanian volunteers caught serving with Russians will be shot.
Feb. 6—Two Czech newspapers suspended for comments on the war unacceptable to the authorities; editors of papers in Styria threaten to stop publication unless censorship is relaxed.
Feb. 9—Commercial and political organizations protest against muzzling of the press.
Feb. 12—Czechs clamor for independence; Hungarian Deputies have been conferring with Rumanian Deputies to try to reach an agreement about Transylvania which would keep Rumania out of the war; the negotiations have now been abandoned, as Rumanians wanted complete autonomy for Transylvania.
Feb. 13—Entire Austro-Hungarian Landsturm is called out.
Feb. 15—Church bells may be melted to supply copper.
Feb. 21—Foreign Minister Burian and German
Bethmann-Hollweg have three long conferences in Vienna.
Feb. 22—Austrian and German troops have been concentrating for several days along the Swiss-Italian border; miles of trenches have been dug.
Feb. 24—Germany is reported to be bringing strong pressure on Austria to induce the latter to cede to Italy her Italian province of Trent and a portion of the Istrian Peninsula for the purpose of keeping Italy neutral.
Feb. 28—Full text of Austro-Hungarian “Red Book” is published in THE NEW YORK TIMES; it is estimated that the total Austrian loss, killed, wounded and prisoners, is now 1,600,000.
Feb. 5—Government protests against annulment by Germany of exequaturs of Consuls of neutral powers.
Feb. 8—Letter from Cardinal Mercier to the higher clergy of his diocese protests against violation of his rights as a Belgian and as a Cardinal; legation in Washington denounces tax imposed by Germans on refugees who fail to return to Belgium.
Feb. 18—Germany withdraws interdiction against correspondence by Cardinal Mercier with Belgian Bishops.