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GERMAN RETREAT FROM VISTULA. PETROGRAD, October 24. Official : The German retreat from the Vistula continues unreetingly. The Russians captured a largo quantity of munitions at Ivangorod. The Austrians are righting desperately, particularly south of Przemysl. There is no change in Eaot Prussia. HAND-TO-HAND FIGHTING. ON THE SAN. PETROGRAD, October 24. Thp Austro • Germans unexpectedly crossed the lower courses of the San a, couple of days ago, out a Russian bayonet charge drove them into the river. Men, horses, and guns, floundering in the water, weie swept away. Several detachments of Russians have crofwxl to the left bank of the San. EXACTLY WHERE THE PARTIES ARE. WELLINGTON, October 25. The High Commissioner cables from London, under date October 23: Official: The Germans still hold the Vistula south of Pilica, except the line from Ivangorod to Koszyice, which they have abandoned, with the Russians pursuing. The Austrians failed to cross the San south of Jaroslav, and were then repulsed, the Russians assuming the offensive. [Pilica (or Pilitza) is in Kie-lce, on the Pilica, an affluent of the Vistula, 33 miles N.N.W. of Cracow.J CLOSE-QUARTER COMBATS. PETROGRAD, October 24. A wounded soldier relates :, There was desperate fighting in the region of Ivangorod. The Germans held a stronglyentrenched position on a hill-top. The Russians, without waiting for artillery, reached close quarters. Then hell was let loose, the men stabbing, slashing, clubbing with rifles, and even tearing with their teeth. A gigantic Russian captain dealt death on every hand. A regimental chaplain, carrying a cross and ignoring bursting shells, blessed the soldiers as they rushed to battle. The Germans came in dense masses. The Russian artillery arrived and mowed down the enemy. Then the infantry made another tremendous onslaught and dislodged the Germans. [lvangorod is at a bend of the Vistula, north-west of Lublin.] BOMBING WARSAW. PETROGRAD, October 24. On the 19th inst. a German airman dropped 14 bombs in Warsaw, killing nine persons and wounding 56, including several women and children. MONTENEGRINS AND SERVIANS DEFEAT AIVriMANs, CETTLYJE, Ortoher 24. Official : During the hist few days superior Austrian forces violently attacked the Montenegrins and Servians in the direction of Seraievo. but were repulsed with heavy losses. The Montenegrins captured a number of officers, horses, arms, and material near Fotcha. LORD JOHN CAVENDISH KILLED. LONDON, October 23. Captain Lord John Spencer Cavendish, who served with distinction in the South African War, where he was awarded the D.5.0.. has been killed in France. [The deceased was born on 25th March, 1875, son of the late Lord Edward Oavendish, and brother of the ninth Duke of Devonshire. He fought at Colenso. Spion Kop, Va-alkrantz, and Piece's Hill, and was at the relief of Lndysmith. ] FOOD SCARCE IN BELGIUM. LONDON. October 24. The food situation in Belgium is crave. The Relief Committee are feeding 300,000. and there are over 200.000 in want in other parts. £200,000 worth of supplies are required monthly. SUGAR IMPORTS TO BRITAIN STOPPED TO SPOIL GERMANY'S TRADE. WELLINGTON, October 25. The High Commissioner reports : With a view to crippling Germany's trade the British Government have prohibited the importation of sugar into the Cnited Kingdom. Ministers state that there is no danger of a shortage, as supplies are available . to meet several months' demand. The price will not exceed 32d, and will probably be further reduced. This action is necessary owing to Germany selling to neutral countries and the latter sending to England. THE CHIEF CRIMINALS TRAVEL ~IN GANGS. PETROGRAD, October 24. Semi-official : The Kaiser's headquarters in France resemble a thickly-populated centre. The personnel of his entourage numbers 1,500, besides a convoy of many servants. Adjacent to his suite are the members of the War Cabinet and General Staff, foreign attaches, and representatives of the German and Austrb-Hun-garian Governments. . The Kaiser visited the western headquarters, probably at Mezieres, on Tuesday.. WHAT GERMAN ORCHARDS GROW. PARIS, October 24. A farmer residing in a district recently under German occupation tells how a German officer, wham he recognised as formerly employed in the , district; took charge of an orchard, from which 50 oases of lilies aad ammunition ware dug

up, also eaaes ot shells ana parts 01 n«m | guns. Tho orchard was owned by a j German, who disappeared on the eve of . war. j ■::■ . . . I

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ON THE RUSSIAN SIDE., Issue 15633, 26 October 1914

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ON THE RUSSIAN SIDE. Issue 15633, 26 October 1914

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