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SIEGE JOINTLY BY THE FOUR ALLIES. SYDNEY, October 24. (Received October 24, at 10.10 a.m.) The ‘ Herald’s ’ Tokio correspondent points out that the siege of Tsing-tao is being undertaken by Russia, Franee, Britain, -and Japan, so that preponderance in the outcome is precluded. Japan is utilising small and superannuated craft to sweep the harbor clear of mines, which at the outset prevented vessels from approaching within etolit miles. ° Tsing-tao on the land side is protected by three lines of powerful defence works, while approaching them the fields are everywhere mined. The whole area of eight miles bv land and sea is thoroughly mined. There are also innumerable electricallvcharged entanglements, and the whole approach is commanded by the most powerful guns known to modern warfare. The garrison are expert fighters. For weeks past thousands of pressed Chinese coolies have been strengtheninn tho defences. NO FOREIGN PAPERS WANTED. (Lonuon Times and isyducy 1 Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, October 23. The Times' is the only English, newspaper procurable in Brussels, where a few can be bought at 3s a copy, and that at imminent risk. Foreign newspapers are absolutely prohibited. Three newsboys who were found possessing some were shot. The Royal garage attached to tho Palace is now filled with the Kaiser’s motor cars. BOOKS FOR THE 3AMP. (London ‘Times’ er.dSydney ’Sun 1 Services.) LONDON, October 23. Lord Kitchener is arranging for a library of 50,000 books for the overseas contingent at Salisbury.

THE BRITISH WOUNDED. AN EMPHATIC PROTEST. (London ‘ Time.] ’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) LONDON, October 23. The transfer of the British wounded from the Aiane by railroad to the sea is strongly condemned by ‘ The Times’s ’ medical correspondent. The journey occupies a day and a night, and the men have to pass through a feverish nightmare of jars and jolts. The state of the wounded needs a Zola to do it justice. The writer urges that much of the work now performed In England should be done in Prance. AN EX-WAR MINISTER IN WAR. LONDON, October 22. Colonel Seeley, ex-Secretary of State for War, was present at the defence of Antwerp. German shrapnel .smashed the wheel of his motor car. JAPAN GRATIFIED. WILL SIT AT THE*TABLEOF PEACE. (London ‘ Times ’ and Sydney ‘ Sun 1 Services.) LONDON, October 25. Unmeasured satisfaction is felt in Japan over Great Britain’s assurance that Japan will have a voice in the peace negotiations. Japan then will occupy a seat of equality for the first time in the council of nations. ' FOOLISH TURKEY. (London ‘Times' and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, October 25. Mf-n idosely identified with Turkish affair’s are withdrawing their money from the Imperial Ottoman Bank in London. HISTORY IN SCHOOLS. LAX EDUCATIONISTS PLEASE NOTE. (London '' Times ’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, October 25. The Navy League manifesto urges the Government to establish safeguards for Great Britain’s food supply in war time, supports the training of British boys for the Navy, and gives prominence to the need for teaching naval history in the schools. 'THE COST OF WAR. (Loudon ‘ Times ’ and Sydney ’ Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, October 23. Great Britain’s war cost for tho first 10 weeks of the war was millions a week. Last week it was £8,250,000. The increase, however, was expected, in view of the large addition to the forces in the field. The Customs receipts, which hitherto have been maintained, last week declined nearly 50 per cent.

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TSING-TAO., Issue 15632, 24 October 1914

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TSING-TAO. Issue 15632, 24 October 1914

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