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THE EASTERN FRONTIER.

CAUCASIAXS AXD SIBERIANS DISPLAY GREAT COURAGE. \USTRI.\XS HIT~SEVERELY AT PEZEMYSL. PETROGRAD. October 22. ißeceived October 23, at 10.20 a.m.) An nlliciai reporter pays a tribute to LV courage of the Siberians, who detrained in "a suburb of Warsaw, and immediately engacred in a great battle. ■ _ _ Thev inflicted terrible losses witn the bavomit, and captured many prisoners. lie adds that the Caucasians extraordinary courage near Kozisniel They fought for eight days in a deep bog on the left bank of the Vistula, exposed to heavv artillery fire, and repulsed all attacks, though the Germans had all the advantage of the ground. Despite heavy losses, the Caucasians did not vi-'hl a. yard, and they tre.piently saved' liic most desperate situations, enablinu other troops to have free action. Retelling to the great battle south of Przeinvsl. Vho reporter says that the Austrians'arc fighting in confusion and suffering enormous losses. 'SIBERIANS' BAYONET CHARGE. LOX.DOX, October 22. ißeceived October 23, at 9 a.m.) The Siberians bore the brunt of the fighting at Augn.-towo. Some o_t thcin marched 40 miles, starting at miumght, then went into action al Lavgaotl, and ended with a bavond charge about which the legiments engaged are still boasting. The Germans dug themselves, with thenusual thoroughness, into trenches oft deep, and had earthworks in front zigzagging, as a precaution against enfilading. ! Aiwistowo is in Russian Poland, 140 miles "north-east ot Warsaw, very close to the German frontier.] <;HUIA.U.V AND PLAGUE ATTACK 'ni~\USYRIANS. ~ROME, October 22. (Received October 23, at 10.20 a.m.) Advices from Austria give news ol an alarming spread of cholera, smallpox, tvphoid. playuc, and lockjaw. \u Austrian communique admits 100 ca ;: s of cholera, and adds that tvphoid and smallpox have broken out _at lrieste among the wounded from Gahcia. AUSTRIANS PLAY SECOND FIDDLE. (London •Times' ' Sttn'Services.) LONDON, October 22. The German officers have assumed the higner commands in the Austrian army. The \llstviall troops are mixed with the German soldiers. All the armies are commanded by German generals. MORE SAMPLES OF "CULTURE."

CHURCHES DEFILED, WOMEX OUTRAGED.

LONDON, October 22. (Received October 23, at 9 a.m.) The 'Dailv Chronicle's correspondent at Grodno jou'rueved through Lint, which -,vas the 'scene of recent fighting 111 Russian territory on the East Prussian border. He states" that the Germans wantonly devastated villages everywhere burning houses, pillaging, and smashing furniture The churches were invariably gutted and defiled. ~ . .- ~ Piteous tales are told ot shooting peasants and outrages on women and girls, whi-h hii'hlv incensed the Russian soldiers.

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THE EASTERN FRONTIER., Evening Star, Issue 15631, 23 October 1914

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THE EASTERN FRONTIER. Evening Star, Issue 15631, 23 October 1914

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