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LATEST HIGH COMMISSIONER'S 'CABLE.

ENEMY REPULSED WITH HEAVY-LOSS. SITUATION SATISFACTORY. , The Prime Minister has received the following message, dated London, September 27, 10 15 p.m.:—"Official.—Situation satisfactory. Counter attack on British front beaten back with heavy losses to thejjenemy."

MEAGRE DETAILS. i London, September 27. There is a dearth of details oi tbe ' fighting on the Aisne, and there are ' indications that tbe crisis of the ' battle is approaching. Tbe French authorities are shepherding war correspondents,* including British, who are under arrest, but, receive the kindliest treatment until j they can be handed over to a British (Officer A Berlin wireless message sent out on- Saturday states: —"Main headquarters report in regard to operatious in the western theatre. Re sumption of operations has led to new engagements on our extreme right wing without decisive results, except a few partial advances on both sides. Nothing has happened in the ; centre. A Bavarian regiment, in the | command of General yon Der Taun, j hoisted the German flag on the out i post fortress of Camp Dcs Romains, ) near St. Micbioh We crossed the I Mtuse at this spot. There are no j other alterations east or west." A FRENCH REPORT. Paris, September 27. Official-On our left, between the Oise and the Somme and north of the ; Sorame, we have made marked pro } gress. The Germans made extremely j violent attempts, many with the I bayonet, at several points between the Oise and Rheims, but all bave 1 been repulsed. The French and German trenches in many places are only ; a hundred metres apart. In the J centra the Prussian Guards delivered i a vigorous offensive, but were hurled back in the region of Berru and ' Npgent Labbesse and bstween Nogent ' Labbesse and the Argonne. The GerI mans on Saturday morning made a j successful attempt between the route ' from t-ommery to Charlonssur-Marne 3 and the railway from Saint Men chould to Vanziers, but the French regained the lo3t ground on Sunday.

RUSSIAN ADVANCE. Rome, September 27. A message from Vienna states the Russians have occupied the greater part of Przemysl, forcing the Aua trians to take shelter in the eastern forts, where the entire garrison is con centrated preparing for a final resistance. Their position is critical, as troops nre pouring into the town to press the attack.

EAST PRUSSIAN CAMPAIGN London, September 25.

Official—The Russians have taken Ezaszow and two forts north and south of Przemysl. The "Chronicle's" Petrograd correspondent says that it is officially believed that a great and a decisive battle in East Prussia is imminent. There is complete confidence in General Rennenkampf, who is fighting on ground of his own choosing. The armies are now in contact near the canal between the frontier and KaSisch.

ANOTHER RUSSIAN VICTORY. Peteograd, September 27. Official—Fighting has commenced with German troops at Bopack and Inde to the south eastward of Suwaiki, al3O at Doaskenki Grodno. After the withdrawal of the Russians from East Prussia the Germans approached the frontier town of Wih ballen The Russians, occupying trenches, replied weakly. The Ger mans continued their fusillade, and, as there wei'9 no signs of the enemy, concluded they had fled and ad vanced. When they were about to step on Rnssian soil they stopped and sang "Dig Waoht am Rhein," brandishing their rifles and shouting "Hoch." They rushed the village. Immediately came a deadly fire from the Russian trenches Cossacks, charged down the advancing infantry men, and a final bayonet charge ended the story. Not one of the men who a few minutes before bad sung and cheered exultantly in belief that they had won gob back alive.

ZEPPELIN DESTROYED. Pktrograd, Sept. 26 A Zeppelin hovered over Warsaw, and dropped two bonabs near the Ka lisch railway station. Little damage was done, and subsequently tbe air-, ship was shot down near the Modlin fortress, and her crew taken prisoners Bucharest, Sept. 27 The first Roumanian Army Corp3 has been despatched to Austrian fron tier. Mobilisation of 200,000. men is nearly completed. MARTIAL LAW IN HOLLAND Ths Hague, Sept. 26 Owing to increasing proofs that Dutch merchants are endeavouring to evade neutrality, the Government is considering the advisability of pro claiming martial law in the chief com mercial centres to enable business correspondence to be censored. The Government has declared martial law on the eastern frontier in or der to exercise their control.

Tokio, Sept. 27 Offioial —The Japanese casualties at Tsing Tao hitherto have heeu 312. Japmese aeroplanes are recodnoitiring the German position with great success. GERMAN TREACHERY.

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LATEST HIGH COMMISSIONER'S 'CABLE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3441, 29 September 1914

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LATEST HIGH COMMISSIONER'S 'CABLE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3441, 29 September 1914

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