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AUSTRIAN SERVIAN ENGAGEMENTS.

Amsterdam, August 16. Ifc is officially "announced from Vienna that the Austrians on Friday, after severe fighting, drove the Servians from a stronghold on the east side of the Drina, near Loznitza. On the same day the.Servians fiercely attacked the Austrians On Saturday they continued their advancs and captured four guns, The loss on both sidee were heavy Details of the fighting have not been received. New York, August 15.

The Japanese News Bureau prints a statement received from Tokio to effect that Japan intends to uphold at all costs her treaty obligations with Britain while seeking no territorial expansion for herself in the East. ; Wellington, August 17.

The Premier has received the following cable, dated London, August

Th 6 French and Bavarianß were en gaged at Blamont Cirey and Audincourt. The French were completely successful, and captured the heights at Audela. The French continue to

advance from the Yosges. A state of siege has been proclaimed in Bulgaria, Brussels, August 16. Germans at Dinant in force with several quickfirers attacked the French positions. A brisk fight followed, but the French artillery decimated tho Germans. The French occupied both bank) of the river. Paris, August 16. Five hundred Germans were cap lured at Blamont on Friday, Pari3, August 16. The liner Loiraioe has arrived at Havre with 450 reservists. She was chased off the American coast by the cruiser Dresden. She intercepted messages between the cruisers Stras burg and Karlsrupe which were await

ing her., and escaped in a fog. London, August 16.

The residence of a German at I Liverpool was raided after the occu pants- had left, and a quantity of bombs, loaded firearms, ammunition, and German documents foundCapetown, August 16. The Government has decided to bear the war ricks on shipments of flour and wheat from Australia. The shipments must be covered by ordin ary insurance policies. Mombasa, August ;15. All Britishers in British Bast Africa have enrolled as a defensive force. Sydney, August 17. A prize crew from the warship Pioneer brought the German-Austra-lian steamer Neumunster, en route

from Antwerp to Australia with a general cargo, into Fremantle. A prize court is being established in the various States to deal with the cases of seized ships. THE DOMINION FOROES. Wellington, August 17. Spenking at the Natives Association patriotic concert last night, the Hon. F. M. B. Fisher said that it was probable that before the end of the month the dominion would have 9400 on the water on tbeir way to A help the mother country. It was probable that within three months another 2500 men would be sequired to act as reinforcements. INSPECTION OF TROOPS. Wellington, August 17. General Sir Alexander Godley left for Auckland last night to inspect the concentration camp there to morrow. Ho will leave afterwards for Dunedin, where he will inspect the concentration camp on Thursday. On Saturday be will inspect the Christoburch camp, returning to Wellington on Sunday.

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AUSTRIAN SERVIAN ENGAGEMENTS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4422, 18 August 1914

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AUSTRIAN SERVIAN ENGAGEMENTS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4422, 18 August 1914

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