TO ADVANCE ON KONIGSBERG.
PETROORAD, November 8. Russian cavalry damaged the Pleschcn railway station.
The" Russians in East Prussia haw captured the strongly fortified district of Wirballcn, and reached Stalluponen. [The two latter places are near the frontier, on the railway line between Kovno and Konigsberg.]
ALONG THE VISTULA
DEFENCE OF SANDOMIK,
AUSTRIANS PU T TO FLIGHT
PETKOGRAD, November 9.
Tho Russians continue the offensive in Galicia, capturing on the San 123 officers, 12,000 men, and some quick-firers. They s-’tured 1,000 prLorers southward ot Przetnvsl.
The Austrians on Monday were strongly entrenched at Sandomir in three lines, with wire entanglement*, carrying alternating currents of electricity. Tho Russians, by a scries of magnificent assaults, carried all three lines at tho bayonet
point. The Austrians wore on Monday evening strongly reinforced, but the Russians repuhed an attack. They approached Sanclomir at night, stormed the defences of tho town, and in the morning used the bayonet- Tho Austrians, who left many wounded, retreated, bunting the Vistula bridges behind them.
Tho High Commissioner cables as fulloue, under date London, November 8: Arrangement* have been made for tho interchange of subjects of Austria-Hun-gary and Germany with those of Great Britain. Women and children and males under 18 and over 50 years of age will he exchanged.
PRETORIA, November 8
Tho Union forte* at CV>s.Tivaai captured £SO rebels with all their tarts anti waggi>i;«. Rebels in other parts <>f 11 it* Tin ns Tsai are dispirited A .SPY ARRESTED. SYDNEY, Nowinber p. The Ceramic reports that after leaving Liverpool a salooa passenger aroused suspicion and was arrested. He was identified as a German spy. and a resident of German South-west Africa, who had participated in inciting rebellion there. He was handed to tho authorities at Cap© Town.
SPECIAL .MESSAGE TO BRITISH
TOKIO. November 8,
It is expected that the transfer of Taing-tao will be effected on Tuesday, tho prisoners number 2,300.
Tlio Japanese casualties totalled 440 at the fm.il assault. Two British non-com-niissioned officers were wounded. The Mikado has despatched a message to Tsing-tao expressing his appreciation of the Japanese officers’ and men's faithful cfscha.rge of their duty; also a message to «l lt > British foreee. whose brilliant deeds in conjunction wifi Japanese bravery achieved one of the objects ot the war. The Empress has despatched similar messages.
(London ‘ Times * and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Sendee*.)
LONDON, November 8
The Governor of Tsing-tao, who was wounded, ordered the garrison to fight to the last man. Three officers were summarily shot for suggesting capitulation.
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