GERMANS SACRIFICE THOUSANDS
IN TRYING TO GAIN SEABOARD POSITIONS. ALLIES FACING THEM AT EVERY POINT. BELGIANS TAKE OFFENSIVE. GALLANT CHARGE BY SCOTS GREYS. THE WORK OF THE NAVY. Tress Association—By Telcsrraph—Copyright. FIERCE FICHTS ON SEABOARD. BKLi HANS ATTACKING. LONDON, October 24. The Belgians are taking the offensive. On Moudav they fought fierce engagements at Sehoore. Keyem. and Stahason. while a force under cover of the fleet's guns made its way towards Westeude and attempted to envelope the Uerman right. There was heavy fighting all the day. and both sides suffered considerable losses, the Germans being the heaviest. A Belgian motor mitrailleuse surprised some German cavalry near Westeude, and rhased them along the road, tiling into their mass. One hundred and fifty "ere killed, and the whole regiment was practically made hors tie combat. There are terrible spectacles in some of the woods north of Holders, where hundreds of Germans were killed. Fighting continues at Nieuport wiih extraordinary vnienco A German column advancing towards Dunkirk, close to the seashore, and using the sand dunes as a cover, was massacred by the Belgians. The Allies have advanced closer to Ostend. It is reported that the Germans are leaving the euast, and the road to Ostend is clear. The British warships are now abreast of Middlekerke. The English cavalry are active, working from Thourout. "The Germans have placed artillery betw-jeu Thourout and Ibdeke. BOTH SIDES IX DEADLY EARNEST. PARIS, October 24. Communii|ne : There have been the inevitable fluctuations. On the let\ wing the line is being generally held. The enemy progressed north of Dixmude and around La Bassee. We advineed very appreciably east of the Nieuport region. At Langhemark and between Armentieres and Lille we repulsed several days and night attacks. We have taken the village of Melezicourt, west of Argonne. commanding the route from Varenues to the Aisne valley. Elsewhere we slightlyprogressed at several points. Our advance on the Woevre continues in the direction of the Montmare Forest, south of Thiancourt.
GREATEST BATTLE OF THE WAR. LIFE OR DEATH FOR GERMANS. BERNE, October 24. Colonel Morath, military writer for the •Berliner Tageblatt,' says : " The greatest fettle of the war is raging between Lille and Dunkirk. It is for the Germans a question of life or death On it dependsthe success or failure of the German operations." M. Fra.tce. military writer for the ■ l.okal Anzeiaer,' says the battle will only Mlli>h when one or the other i.s exhausted. BETWEEN OSTEND AND N[ECPORT. YSER CANAL BOMBARDED. AMSTERDAM, October 25. On Saturday the fighting between Ostein! and Nieuport was of a mo.->t sanguinary character. A captured German states "that after one fight 1.500 of his comrades were buried in a single field. The boTibardment of the Yser Canal was continued throughout the night. Both .-ides rested for the morning, but firing was resumed at noon, and the battle istill undecided. GERMANS OCCUPY COAST VILLAGES LONDON, October 25. Gevnvaw marines have occupied Knock© Heyst and utlier coast town-; nol'tll of Ostend. SLAUGHTER AT DIXMCDE. PARTS, October 24. Fields in tho neighborhoi 1 of Fume, and Dixnnide are covered with dead Germans. A tier nan -hell struck a house at Di-i----murle whore 27 Belgians were resting. None of hem escaped. ENEMY DRIVEN SIX MILES. PARIS, October 24. The Allien on Wednesday shelled the German trenches and then charged with the bayonet. Th.' Germans were driven back six miles. The fight was one of the best in the Arras campaign. The Germans lost 5,000 men. ALLIES' BAYONETS WIN. PARIS, October 25. A British officer relates that the Belgians, on Wednesday, in the darkness, approached within 300 yds of the German trenches on the Yser and opened a devastating fire. The bayonet completed the rout, and 1,700 Germans were killed. SOUTH OF BRUGES. AMSTERDAM, October 24. A battle is now raging 15 miles south of the Bruges and Ghent line. Tho Ger mans are making the utmost use of the hilly district. Though they are losing ground thjy aro offering a fierce resistance. Reports from Breda state that only a few hundred Landsturmers are left at Antwerp; the remainder of the troops have marched toward Thourout. German wounded are streaming to Antwerp, and vessels full of wounded are lying in the Scheldt. GERMANS PRESSING HARD, NEW CORPS OF RAW RECRUITS. PARIS, October 23 (evening). Communique: On the left "very strong German forces continue to deliver violent attacks between the sea and Anas, particularly at Arras, La Bassee, &nd Armentieres. The Allies lost grojnd at some points at La Bassee, but gained ground east of Armentieres. Three German batteries were destroyed north of the Aisne. We hava progressed north and south of the Somme, particularly at Rosieres and Santerre. Some partial successes were achieved at Verdun and Pont a Mousson. There is nothing to report from the remainder of the front. The enemy are making fresh efforts, particularly between the sea and the Oise, bv employing new corps of raw tecruits, \ouths and old men*, with officers gathered fraiu different sources.
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