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The...Prime Minister has received the following from the High Commissioner :—

London, November 15

"Kitchener received this evening a telegram from French: ' Deeply regret tell you Lord Roberts died eight this evening ' Roberts on visit to greet Indian troops contracted chill Thursday- Succumbed attack pneumonia."

Yesterday the flags at the Akaroa Borough Council Chambers, at the Akaroa Post Office, and at a number of private houses were flown at half mast owing to the death of Lord Roberts. •


London, November 15

Official—The Admiralty announces the following enemy's vessels were found sunk by explosion after the surrender of Tsingtau fortress : The Austrian cruiser Kaiserin Elizabeth German gunboats Jiguar Fuchs, Tiger, Cor m or an. German destroyer Tolu, and the minelayev Ruchin.

RUSSIANS NEAR CRACOkW. Petkogkad, November 15. Russian videttes are within thirteen raiios ot Cracow, the capital of Aus trian Galicia. GERMAN TACTICS, FOOD CAPTURED. London, November 15. German prisoners state that while their artillery is holding tbe Allies thousands of the Landstrum are work ing in the field 3 threshing corn with French farm machinery and using the ammunition waggons to cart immense quantities of beef and cereals to the railways for transport to Germany. GERMAN SUBMARINE SUNK, Paris. November 15. Calais newspapers state. that a French torpedo boat entered Dunkirk on Friday and reported the ramming and sinking v of a German submarine off Westende (Belgium). GERMANS REPULSED. Paris. November 15. A communique states —• The eot'iny's efforts during the last few days resulted in nothing but the taking of ruined Dixmude. whose iso lated position rendered defence diffi cult. Yesterday was quiet except' to the north east and south of Ypres. where where wo repulsed several attacks. The Germans lost heavily. I SERVIAN VICTORY. Romej November 15 It is officially admitted in Vienna that the Austrians were unable to overcome the fierce Servian resistance at Valjevo. Snow and rain rendered fighting difficult. The Austrians are progressing along the Save river. DEFENCE OF VIENNA. London, November 15. Vienna has been strongly entrench-

London, November 15 The Allies are pushing forward between Lys and and the Oise.

Saturday was uneventful. The defeat of De Wet's rebels, by General Botha is confirmed.

Ed and surrounded by high tension wires. The city is filled with refugees. Food is very dear and supplies are dwindling. There is a strong feeling against; Germany, and it is predicted that the Viennese will seek terms of peace the moment the sound of the Russian guns is beard. TURKISH CAVALRY ROUTED. Petrograd, November 15. Official.—Russian cavalry on Thursday repulsed and put to flight Kurdish cavalry south of Kirke Katisehe and Agaekerska (Turkey in Asia), TURKISH FORTS DESTROYED. Pakis, November 15, The ''New York Herald's" Paris editors state that a British cruisar destroyed the Turkish forts at Sheikh Said, opposite Perim. A detachment of Indian infantry landed, captured tbe guns and dismantled the forte. The Turks fled after heavy losses. The British losses were insignificant. KOENIGSBURG AT MADAGASGAR. , Paris, November 15. A message from Madagascar states that the Koenigsburg demanded the surrender of Majunga (a town in Madagascar) The commander replied that he held twenty Germans as hostages, and one head would fall for each "shot the Koenigsburg fired. Thereupon the cruiser disappeared. GERMAN CRUISERS NEAR SOUTH AMERICA HOIST JAPANESE FLAG. New York, November 15. A telegram from Valparaiso states that the German cruisers Dresden and Leipzig have joined the other three warships, believed to include the Scharnbort and Gneisenau. All hoisted the Japanese flag.

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WAR IN EUROPE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3453, 17 November 1914

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WAR IN EUROPE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3453, 17 November 1914

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