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THE SANGUINARY STRUGGLE CONTINUES.

RUSHES END TN APPALLING SLAUGHTER. GERMANS NEVER LOST SO MANY. PARIS, October 29. (Received October 50, at 8.50 a.m.) Tim Moody struggle continues on the Nieuport-Ostend line. Many Belgian wounded readied the. base hospital on Monday and Tuesday. The 'Belgians still say gleefully that in n few weeks they will again have an iinnv of 100,000 men. Tim Germans on the Ysor carry socalled table tops, or roughly constructed wooden devices, to throw across the narrow rivulets and canals as bridges. They also used them as shelters when charging. 'The rushes, however, usually end in appalling slaughter. AMSTERDAM. October 29. The Germans admit that they never lost so many men as on the Yser. Of one group of 150 only two returned. CALMNESS AT HOME. LONDON, October 29. (Received, October 30, at 9.45 a.m.) Despite the heavy casualties. Great Britain is taking the war with perfect calmness. GERMANY SUSPECTS THAT SHE IS BEING DECEIVED. LONDON, October 29. I U<VOU tM ! October «iO, at 10 a.m.) The - Chronicle’ states that information via Holland shows that increasing public uneasiness in Germany is widely prevalent owing to the suspicion, particularly in ci.min.Tcial circles, that the truth about the military situation is withheld. ON THE YSER. GERMANS CRY FOR MERCY. (London ‘Times' and Sydney 'Sun Services.) LONDON, October 29. A correspondent, describing the fighting on the Yser, says that numbers of Germans threw down their arms and pleaded for mercy, but the fighting was too desperate, for that. There was a moment when the tired Belgian infantry gave way in the left trenches, but the core of the trenches stood and saved the situation. At Dixmude the greater part ot the Gentian battalion who wore taken prisoners were mostly young men of mild and studious expression. HERMAN ARMY ORDERS. LONDON, October 29. (Received October 30, at 9.45 a.m.)^ An extract from a captured copy of the orders belonging to the German 14th Reserve Corps, dated October 7, suggests a deterioration in the general discipline of one corps, also a shortage, of supplies. Orders have been notified tho troops bha !hcv can no longer count on regular supplies, but mu.-l utilise the resources of the country as much as possible. Iho regulations on the use of rations will bo strictly observed. UNTIMELY END OF BRAVE PRINCE. LONDON, October 29. (Received October 50, at 8.50 a.m.) Corporal .lolley, n£ the King’s Royal Rifles, narrates ‘that during tho retreat from Mens tho Germans attempted to blow up the Marno bridge. A regiment v.-as ordered to recapture, it. Prince Maurice of Battenbcrg was the first man across the bridge, and ho daringly searched a h'm.-e on the othec side alone. RECRUITING AND UNEMPLOYMENT. LONDON. October 29. (Received Otobcr 30, at 9.45 a.m.) The Board of Trade returns show that unemployment is decreasing. It is now 4.31 per cent., which is abnormally low. This is due to recruiting and the, exceptional activity of a number of industries engaged in Government contracts. The winter outlook is bright. Upwards of 100,000 trade unionists have enlisted, including 13,000 Yorkshire miners. 7.000 postmen, 2,500 boilermakers, 3,000 railwaytm-n. and 3,000 shop assistants. l-'nod prices remain normal, and tho increased cost of living is inappreciable.

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THE SANGUINARY STRUGGLE CONTINUES., Evening Star, Issue 15637, 30 October 1914

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THE SANGUINARY STRUGGLE CONTINUES. Evening Star, Issue 15637, 30 October 1914

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