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BELGIANS FIGHTING SPIRITEDLY. ANTWERP RECOVERING. WIRE ENTANGLEMENTS BEATEN BY A NEW GUN. | THE EMDEN STILL RAIDING. BRITISH THANKS TO JAPAN. Press Association— V.y Telegraph—Copyright. IN FRANCE AND EELGIUM. BELGIANS' SPIRITED DEFENCE. WFJXIXGTOX. October 22. The following im-snee has been received by the Prime Minister from the High Commissioner : LONDON. October 22 (12.40 a.m.). Official: Throughout Tuesday the enemy made vigorous counter-attacks against tlv; Allies" front, but were driven bark, sin" feeing considerable losses. The Relgia'i armv, in particular, distinguished itself bv the spirited defence of it-, position. For the last, few days tin- BeUinu army in trenches h;:s been holding a line of 30 kilometres with the great est determination against heavy odd;. The Belgians also made successful counter-attacks. THREE MONITORS ENCAGED WELLINGTON, October 22. Received by the Prime Minister from the High ' Commissioner : - - LONDON. October 22 (2.10 a.m.). Official: The Admiralty announces that, the monitors Severn, Hurnber. and Mersey were recently engaged in operations off the Belgian" coast, ' firing on the right flank of the German army. Owing to their light draught they have hee,i able to 1 contribute materially to the success of the operations in this district, abundantly justifying their acqni.-i'ion on the outbreak of the war. Detachment; with machine guns ivt re landed from the.-e vessels to assist in rhe defence of Nienport. performing meritorious services. tiOT THE HANOI-: BY THE SAPPERS' FLARES. LONDON. October 21. The British warships and_ the Belgians watched the enmnv at night digging trenches. By the' Hares they took the exact range "and shelled the enemy at daylight, inflicting 1,600 casualties in one day and wrecking six batteries. The first shot on Sunday destroyed a Taube aeroplane, and it is reported that a Zeppelin was brought down on Monday. ALLIES HOLD COURTRAT. LONDON. October 22 (morning). News has been received that the Allies have occupied Court rai. THE "INVINCIBLE" ARMY STUCK IT. PARTS. Octolur 21 (evening). Official: The cn-my's a'tacks were particularly violent ;:t Nienport. Dixmude, and La P.assee. All were vigorously repulsed. There is no notable change elsewhere. [Dixmude is 12 miles north r f Ypres.] REPULSES CONFIRMED. WELLINGTON, October 22. The High Commissioner reports as follows : LONDON. October 21 (6.50 p.m.). Official: Paris reports that the enemy made violent attacks on Tuesday against Nieuport, Dixmude, and La Bas.-ee, but ivero repulsed. Sea and land fighting near the coast is proceeding favorably to the Allies. Near Warsaw and Przemysl the Russians have gained partial advantages. The Government stato that there is no foundation for tha reported Sonialiland rebellion and capture of British officials. EPERNAY'S LEVY AND THE DOCTOR'S FEE. (London 'Times' and Sydney 'Sun' Service*.) LONDON, Ocnber 21. A Gorman Prince of very high rank was wounded in the fighting at Epernay. There was no German surgeon in the town, ami a staff officer obtained Dr Verot, the celebrated French surgeon, ■who agreed to perform the necessary operation on condition that he was paid whatever fee lie demanded. After the operation he asked a fee of £'<.(.■)'), whiih sum tho Germans levied upon Epernay. and the amount was paid the same evening in gold coin bearing the Kaiser's head. PREPARED BEFOREHAND TO TACKLE DUNKIRK. (London 'Times' and Sydney 'Sun' Services.) LONDON, October 2.1. The, Belgians have discovered proof that tho Germans had prepared for an attack on Dunkirk, where they found villas within range of the forts with foundations and floors of the heaviest concrete. The Belgian sappers blew them up, and declared that they had not seen, such solid stuff in all their lives. .ANTWERP STRUCK DUMP.. (London 'Times' and Sydney 'San' Services.) LONDON. Oetoher 21. It is officially stated thet in Antwerp 1,050 houses were damaged and 500 totally destroyed. A correspondent who visited Antwerp after the German occupation .describes _ it as a city ot silence. Traver-'mg the city he did not see 200 people. Not a single hotel was open, excepting thu.-e commandeered by tho officers. A few cales wive open, but tho food '.supply was small, and th*i only water supp'v was from the Scheldt," which is dirty me.l salty. An epidemic is threatened. The German flag flies from tho clock tower, which now shows German time. BUT NOW MORE LIVELY. AMSTERDAM. October 21. _ The Germans have curtailed the garrison at Antwerp, and sent the machine guns held thero to the front. Tho water supply has been restored, and the tramways are running. A hundred and fifty houses were absolutely destroyed and niusy plundered, but .the churches were not damaged, and the public buildings, with the exception of tho Law Courts, ivero almost spared. bl':lgians~return i n g . (London 'Times' and Sydney 'Sun* Services.) ROTTERDAM, October 21. It is reported that thcrs is a. general return of Belgian refugees. Eight trains, each carrying 1,000, havo left" Lyr and Eossendall, and thero is a similar movement in other centre . HOLLAND VALUES HER NEUTRALITY. (London 'Turn*' an«lKyd*>*» 'S«n' Ser^c^s) LONUOV, Oi obrr 21 It is sfatcd that Gum in hj l v rgc r" ( that Hollai.d -hould lcptivi on tie di tricl* in Belgium < i ipw> 1 ii Gt i mans, declaring tint t-.pi u i \ ji j>lo vide the necc sat\ i ii \a\ i. l /; .i the Allien held th it C \o j 1 i il ' ii t imoiii to the aband'nni ii •, mut dip sin (Wniairv noull I.m Gtiui j.ult to uio i

sion her armies if Holland relieved her from feeding the Belgium. The Netherlands Government thereupon declined tlif project. .A GUN FOR ENTANGLEMENTS. LONDON. October 21. A light, gun is being employed to break barbed-wire entanglements. Tt approximates to the life-saving cable-carrier used by coast guards. It throws a grapnel resembling a bundle of fishhooks. A hundred nf these, are tired over entanglements, and then the wh)b are pulled iiwr.v en blue.

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THE KAISER'S ARMY BAILED UP EVERYWHERE., Issue 15631, 23 October 1914

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