THE EASTERN STORM CENTRE
RUSSIANS ADVANCING. PETROGRAD, October 26. Official: The Russians have inflicted a series of defeats on the German rearguards attempting to retain positions along the rivers Rawka, Skiciniewka, and Rylka. The Russians, by means of bayonet attacks, occupied Lowioz, Skiernowice, and Rawa, _ The Anstro-Germans, retreating towards Radom, have been reinforced, and are stubbornly resisting the Russian progress. Fighting "here has assumed considerable dimensions. The Russians have captured prisoners and maxim and other guns. Hard fighting continues on the San, south of Przemysl, where Austrian attempts to turn the Russian flank were repulsed with heavy losses. An Austrian column which had descended the Carpathians towards Dolina was defeated and dispersed. KAISER’S CUIRASSIERS DESTROYED. (London ‘Times’ end Sydney ’StM’ Services.) PETROGRAD, October 25. Tho ' Bourse Gazette' emphasises ths splendid service of the cavalry in the Vistula operations. In the regions of Pinrtow and Sieradaz they destroyed several German cavalry regiments, including King Wilhelm’s Cuirassiers, the most honored in Prussia, which was wholly wiped out. A Uhlan regiment likewise perished. AUSTRIANS BEAR THE BRUNT. PETROGRAD, October 25. A semi-official message says that there is much fighting between Radom and Ivangorod. When the Russians pursued the Germans they found many Austrians among the retreating force. Evidently the German corps operating in this region is strengthened by Austrian infantry brigades, upon whom the Germans impose everywhere the task of rearguard fighting. Owing to sacrificing the Austr-ans, the Germans succeeded in sparing their troops. The heaviest fighting was allotted to the Ist Polish and sth Hungarian Corps. GERMAN GENERAL AMONGST PRISONERS. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) LONDON, October 25. The ‘Figaro’ states that large convoys of German prisoners are arriving at Warsaw. Amongst them is a Gorman general who brought his troops gifts sent by tho Kaiser. RUSSIANS EXTENDING BROADGAUGE RAILWAY. WELLINGTON, October 26. The following cable message has been received by the Prime Minister from the High Commissioner, dated London, October 25 - Official: Professor Pariset, authorised correspondent at the Russian headquarters, furnishes a report on his observations in Austrian territory conquered by the Russians. He states that the Russians are extending the broad-guage railway into Galicia, and also connecting the Austrian lines. Many Austrian wounded have expressed surprise at their treatment and the satisfactory arrangements for dealing with all tho wounded. The towns are quiet under the new rule. Only limited damage has been done by the artillery. Tho general position is a credit to the Russians, and gives ample proof of their close kinship with the great majority of the conquered population. [Georges Parieet is Professor of Modern History in the University of Nancy.] Tho Russians are pursuing the enemy beyond the Vistula. Brilliant bayonet charges in the forest of Radom resulted in machine guns being captured and prisoners taken. At Voeg, near Stry, the enemy were dispersed, and 1,000 prisoners taken. [btry is a fortified town of Galicia, ou tho Stry, 42 miles S.S.W. of Lemberg.] MR ASQUITH’S SURE HOPE. (London ‘ Times ’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, October 25. Mr Asquith, in a message to the Scottish Liberals, says: “ The nation has responded nobly to the call for men, but more are needed to the new armies. lam watching with pride in sure hope of the progress of our armies on sea and land.” OUT FOR MISCHIEF. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) LONDON, October 25. A British steamer reports that it observed four German submarines off the Orkney Islands. GERMANS WANT PETROL. PARIS. October 25. Petrol is scarce at Brussels; 10s per gallon is being paid for it. GENERAL DOUGLAS DEAD. LONDON, October 26. The death is announced of General Sir Charles W. H. Douglas. His death is regarded as a serious blow to the army. [Charles Whittingham Horsier Douglas was born in 1850. served in 92nd Highlanders during Afghan War in 1879-80, took part in the march to Khandahar, was with the Gordons during Boer War of 1880-81, and fought at Magersfontein in 1900.] “GOD HELP THE KAISER.” (London‘Times ’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) LONDON, October 25. Mr George Ed warden, of the Gaiety Theatre, has arrived at Rotterdam from Germany. He says he had an awful time. No sooner was war declared than English visitors in Germany were insultea, jeered at, and abused, not only by residents, but even by waiters at hotels, who refused to speak a word of English. Germany, says Mr Edwardes, is being deceived. ’ When her eyes are opened it will be “ God help the Kaiser!” THE DEFENDER OF LIEGE. IS IT A PLOT TO”PUNISH HIM? (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) LONDON, October 25. Berlin reports the discovery that General Leman, the heroic defender of Lie re, is a German. It is alleged that he is identical with Private Hermann Lehmann, who deserted from the Germans at Metz in 1870. EASY PROPHECIES. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) LONDON, October 25. ‘Le Petit Parisien’ states that Madame Thebes a prophetess, predicts that the Kaiser ‘will end his days a physical wreck on tha verge of lunacy, while the Crown Prince will be assasemated.
GERMANY'S LOOT TRADE. LONDON, October 26. 'The TimesV New York correspondent says it is reported that an alliance has been formed of Liverpool «.nd Now York ehipowners to captura Germany's carrying trade. A fleet of at least 20 ships, flying the American flag, will operaie from New York to Australia,"lndia, China, and South America. COALING GERMAN CRUISERS. SUPPLIED FROM VERA CRUZ. (London ' Times * and Sydney ' Sun' Servioes.) LONDON, October 25. A British ship from Mexico reports that when at Yera Cruz she noticed six colliers flying the Norwegian flag laden to the bulwarks with coal. No on* could 6ay whither they were bound. Presently a wireless message arrived giving latitude and longitude, and instantly the six put to sea, making for the point indicated, where German cruisers were waiting to replenish their bunkers. BELGIAN SETTLERS WANTED. 'LONDON, October 25. An organised movement has been started in Regina to induce Belgian farmers to settle in Saskatchewan (Canada). ORDERS FOR CANADA. OTTAWA, October 26. The British War Office has ordered. 1.500,000 shirts in Canada. This will keep every factory busv tor several months. Fifty thousand saddles have also been ordered, together with equipment, which has greatly improved business conditions in Canada. MARITZ'S TREASON. ! GERMAN AMBITIONS UPSET. PRETORIA, October 25. The Government have published the text lof a treaty between M-aritz and the Governor of German South-west Africa-, making the centre of fko Orange River the boundary between German South-west Africa and the Cap* Province, and also declaring that Germany did not object to the new South African Republic taking Delagoa Bay. THE LATE CAPTAIN MONCK. In the Legislative Council last night a xasolufeion was passed similar to that adopted in the Lower House expressing sympathy with Lady Liverpool in the death of" her brother, Captain Monck. The Primate telegraphea his condolences to Lady Liverpool and His Excellency the Governor on the death of Captain Monck, and has received a reply conveying the best thanks of their Excellencies" for the sympathetic message.
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THE EASTERN STORM CENTRE, Evening Star, Issue 15634, 27 October 1914