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THE STRUGGLE IN FRANCE, London, September 30. The "Daily Chronicle's" Paris correspondent states : "There has been a long wait for good news, but the relief is extraordinary, and it is evident that the officials believe that tbe worst is over and the best may be hoped for." Although the Germans claim that the French right on the Aisne has been imperilled, it is standing firm, The Germans are using subterranean galleries iv tbe quarries for (storing great quantities of provisions and ammurjicion, thus relieving the prob lem of supply. The French have already taken several of these quarries.

London, September 30. A Nancy telegram states tbat the French bave re-taken St. Michiel.

It ia alsp reported that the Prince of Bavaria was made a prisoner at Noroeny.

The Germans are vigorously as saulting Nomeny with the object of releasing him.

J A soldier from the front at ThienI court and St. Micbiel states tbat one I German array corps is in full retreat. I Tbe 16th Army Corps suffered very j eevere losses. London, Sept. 80 A German wireless message admits that tbe Germans are unable to arrest tbe advance of the Allies left, also j that the Allies have advanced at sovj eral points. I GERMANS PREPARE FOR { WINTER. Rotterdam, September 80. The Germans are vigorously pre paring for a winter campaign. One hundred and fifty thousand fur coats for officers have been delivered, and r.he Government has bought two millions sheep and lamb skins to make winter garments. Men have been withdrawn' from the fighting line and pent back to the factories to prepare i sheepskin coats. * *

1 The Russians will bave an advan- | tage over the Germans in such a campaign, as the Germans bave not been trained to pursue hostilities during the winter, The Russians become more active as snow and ice increases.

Antwerp, Sept. 30 Position between the three lines of fortifications protecting Antwerp have been levelled for the use of gun ners, and villas and houses, that ob structed the gun fire from the positions or from the forts or that might screen or shatter attackers have been demolished.

Expert opinion is that the seizure of Antwerp would involve an enor« mous loss of men which the Germans in their present conidtion would not dare to risk. Copenhagen, Sep. 80 The heaviest gale iv living memory is sweoping Denmark and the German coast. A number of bodies of German Jack Tars bave been washed ashore at Esbjerg.

GERMAN CASUALTY LISTS. Copenhagen, September 30. The thirty fifth German casualty list is as follows:—Officers: Killed, 60; wounded, 190; missing, 7 Men ; Killed, 991, wounded, 5456; mis: sing, 1484. The lists to date include 583 pages, each of three columns, comprising about 200,000 names altogether. There were 117,000 to the beginning of September Tbe lists include tbe losses in Marne, the Aisne, and on the Russian frontier.

The latest list reveals the fact that ' the loss of two hundred men per regiment is common. The Sixtieth Regiment of infantry lost 34 officers and non corns, and 582 men .killed and 296 officers and men wounded and missing.

THE RUSSIAN ADVANOE. Rome, September 80. A telegram from Vienna states that tbe Russians have left Przemysl completely surrounded by an investing army. Two columns are advancing rapidly along the railway through Galicia. The northern column has assaulted Tarnow, and the southern has occupied Sanok,' and is advancing westward to cut off a section of the Austrian?, which the Russian nor* them army is driving southward.

There is every indication tbat tbe I Russians do not intend to captuie Cracow, but to invest it in a similar manner to Przemysl, and then ad vauce on Breslau and junction with the Russian centre for tbe invasion of Germany. Petrograd, September 30. A German destroyer cannonaded the back of the Hoffen Lighthouse, eleven miles south of Windau. Squadrons of warships and destroyers were seen off Windau a few days ago. THE ELUSIVE EMDEN. London, September 30 Despite the Emden's depredations, insurance rates in the open market are still 40s per cent., compared with 42s quoted by the State Insurance Office.

Tbe Emden's bottom is known to be very foul, and it is considered that her evasion of. the vessels which are searching for her is due to good fortune rather than to speed, whioh must now ba reduced below normal. KAIO GHAU OPERATIONS. Tokio, September 30. Tbe Japanese fleet, assisted by a British warship, bombarded two of the Tsingtau forts on Monday, Buildings were demolished. It is believed that the barracks and defence works were damaged. One fort replied, but ineffectively. Mine sweeping operations continue £ 0 be successfully prosecuted, despite


the fact that the sweepers are being fired on from the shore defences, by which one mine sweeper was hit and two of her orew were wounded." '

Sea plnaes have rendered invaluable assistance in reconnoitring, and it is believed that one of them has destroyeda portion of the defence works with a bomb. GERMAN MERCHANTS* METHODS. . London, Sept. 30 German firms owing money to Bradford exporters have intimated that they are investing the amounts in the German war loan, and are send ing tbe scrip to Bradford in payment of their trade debts As the Bradford exporters require £1,750,000' from Gerffiany and Austria, tbe information has caused dismay. The Germans have also intimated that tbey will not respect contracts made prior to tbe war.

The Bradford Chamber of Commerce has resolved to ask the Govern-ment-to relieve tbe export merchants by making advances against approved foreign Powers SOUTHPORT MOLESTED BY | GERMAN CRUISER. Bkisbane, October 1. The steamer Southport reached port ypsterday after having been captured by Germans while lying at tbe is* land of Kusale, in tbe Solomon group. On August 14th the gunboat CJeier arrived, seized the Southport's flag and bauled it down. The German flag was then hoisted The crew were not molested, but portions of the machinery and the coal were removed to prevent her putting to sea. On September 7th the Geier left hurriedly. The Southport's engineers hen set to work, and managed to fix the engines well enough to produce a slow speed. They secured a supply of native food, and departed on tbe night of the 18th with lights out. They bad an anxious time with the crippled engines, but slowly accomplished the voyage to Brisbane.

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ADVANCE OF THE ALLIES IN FRANCE, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3443, 2 October 1914

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ADVANCE OF THE ALLIES IN FRANCE Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3443, 2 October 1914

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