London, February 20
M. Mandeai, French correspondent on tbe Russian front, cay? "Tbe fall of Erzeroum leaves Asiatic Turkey exposed to tbe Busaians. Erzo*
roum was tbe only real fortress in Southern Turkey commanding all the roads io Armenia, Mesopotamia and Persia AUSTRIAN SPY ARRESTED. Tokio, February 20. An Austrian staff officer, who tra veiled ia disguise from Seattle to Yokohama aboard a Japanese mail" boat, has been arrested at Yokohama while trying to convey seoret instructions to the Austrians residirjg at Tientsin. MENACE TO TURKEY. Petrograd, February 20. Military critics pom, ; out tbat tbe capture of Mash and Akbdafc gravely affects the Turkish position and completely cuts their communications between the north and south, and de prives them of all possibility of pffeeting a junction with their forces. UNDAUNTED SERBIANS. Salonica, February 20 One hundred and thirty thousand Serbians bave been drilled and equipped at Corfu, and are ready for the mainland.
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RUSSIAN ADVANCE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3524, 22 February 1916