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ON THE VISTULA.

GERMANS HURLED BACK. PETROGRAD, October 20. (Received October 21, at 9.15 a.m.) Fierce fighting is reported westward of Warsaw. The Russians hurled back the Germans towards their main position on tho lino Skierniewice-Kielce-Sandomiers. Shrapnel played havoc with the Germans. Many corpses were seen floating in the Vistula. PRZEMYSL DEFENDED WITH GREAT ENERGY. PETROGRAD, October 20. (Received October 21, at 9.15 a.m.) Tiie Germans are defending Przemsyl with extreme energy. Tho hostile collisions are spreading to a huge strategical front, which grows steadily larger from Sandorniers to the Carpathians. STIFF FIGHTING IN GALICIA. RUSSIANS’ PARTIAL SUCCESS. PETROGRAD, October 20. (Received October 21, at 9.15 a.m.) Incessant fighting is reported from Western Galicia. The Austrians made unavailing efforts cross the San (or Sann) River'. The Russians gained partial successes at Warsaw in a very hot engagement, and also southward of Przemysl. AUSTRIAN TRAINS SMASHED ON A .MOUNTAIN SIDE. PETROGRAD, October 20. (Received October 21, at 9 a.m.) A terrible panic took place at Tchortkoft, situated at tbe foot of the Carpatht ians. The Russians suddenly rained fire over the Austrian defenders. A fierce artillery duel ensued on the surrounding ridges. the inhabitants thronged the railway tat ion as the conflict increased iii leadliness. Many Austrian soldiers and officers rushed the station and evicted the women and children from the train, their places being taken by the panicked troops. The train was ascending the mountain when a Russian shell smashed the locomotive in as it neared the summit. The train rolled down, crashing into a second one, and both rapidly descended into the valley. A fresh shell fired the carriages. The train continued to descend with its burning victims, crushing hundreds to death, and throwing the remnants into the station. The Austrian army was dispersed and the town occupied.

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ON THE VISTULA., Issue 15629, 21 October 1914

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ON THE VISTULA. Issue 15629, 21 October 1914

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