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FIGHTING ROUND YPRKS. MORF GERMAN LOSSEK Tin holds dixmude? PARIS, November 15. (Received November 16. at 10.15 a.m.) A communique statce : The enemy's efforts in the laM. few days resulted in nothing hnt. the taking of mim'd Dixmode, whe«e isolated position rendered its defence <1 illicultYesterday was quiet, except north-east and south of Yprts, where we repulsed several attacks, inflicting heavy Geiman hj .eses. FRF NTH TORPEDO BOATS OFF COAST OF BELGIUM. GERMAN SET*,MARINE DESTROYED. PARIS’, November 15. (Received November 16. at 1C.15 a.m.) The Calais newspapei-s state that French torpedo boats entered Dunkirk on Friday and reported ramming and sinking a German siilnneime etf Weetende (between Dunkirk and Ostend, close t<> Nieuportb SITUATION ANALYSED. • GERMANY’S TERRIBLE POSITION. SHE GAMBLED AND LOST. (London ‘ Times ’ and Sydney ' Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, November 15. * Tlie Times’s ’ military correspondent says: "The situation is becoming terrible for Germany. She has gambled for a great success in tlie west, and has lost. She scarce dares to go hack, be cant u the hankinplcy of the Prussian strategy would he laid bare to the whole world. Yet it will not avail her to hold to pan of Belgium '"hen Silesia and East Prussia are overrun and the German Empire is stricken at the heart.” AN UNNAMED HERO. BRITISH OFFICERS DEATH. A MOVING INCIDENT. LONDON. November 15. During a. recent conflict, a German emerged from the trenches to lescne a comrade, hnt. th“ British tire killed him before the object, of his action was observed. A British officer then went, to the. wounded German's air!, but he in turn was fired on bv the Germans till his action was realised. The British officer was wounded, but lie earned the German into the enemy's lines. ihe latter cheered him, and a Get man officer decorated him with the Iron Cross. Tie returned to his own lines, and was subsequently recommended for the Victoria Cross, but he succumbed to his wounds. GERMAN WOUNDED. MANY FROM THEIR LEFT WING. AMSTERDAM. November 15. (Received November 16, at. 8.5 a.m.) Twentv German trains conveying wounded' pass Charleroi (Belgium) daily. One train was wrecked, and many of the wounded were killed. SPOILS OF WAR. NORTHERN FRANCK’S HARVEST TRANSPORTED TO GERMANY. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) T.ONDON, November 15. German prisoners states that, wmic their artillery is holding the Allies thousands of the' Landsturm are working in the French fields, threshing the corn with French farmers’ machinery, and using ammunition waggons to cart immense quantities of beef and cereals to the railways for transport to Germany. MORE BOOTY. HORSES FROM"FLANDERS. (London 'Times’ and Sydney ‘ Sun’ Services.) LONDON, November 15. Maastricht reports that the. Germans have commandeered or purchased all the horses in Flanders. They are assembling them at Ostend. and are sending them to Ghent and Brussels. THE FBENCH LEGISLATURE TO MEET NEXT MONTH, ; (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘ Sim’ ScrrtOM.) T.ONDON, November 15. The French Parliament is to reassemble on December 15. Senators and Deputies serving with tlie colors have been given leave of absence in order to attend. PAPAL SYMPATHY COURTED BY GERMANY. BUT WITH ILL-SUCCESS. (London ‘Times’ e.nd Sydney ‘Sim’Service*.) LONDON, November 15. The Germans in Rome are working hard to influence the Pope, Judging by their dejected appearance after an interview with him, the results are unsatisfactory.


DOUBTS OF RESISTANCE. (London ‘ Time* ’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Service*.) LONDON, November 15. Vienna has been strongly entrenched and surrounded with high-tension electric wires. The city is filled with refugees,




food i> very scarce, and Mipplies are dwindling. 'I here is a strong feeling against Germany, ami a is predicted that the Viennese will seek terms of peace the moment, the sound of Russian gnus is heard.

AUSTRIANS IN DIFFICULTIES. ROME, November 15. (Received November 16. at 8.5 a.m.) It is officially admitted in Vienna that the Austrians are unable to overcome the fierce Servian resistance at Vnljevo (in Servia. south of Belgrade). Snow and rain render fighting difficult. Iho Austrians are progressing on the river Save iforming the northern boundary of Bosnia i. ON THE ADRIATIC. AUSTRIAN AKI’OI’J/AXE BOMBS. CETTTNJE. Nuvemlu'r 15. (Received November 16. at 8.5 a.m.( Two Austrian aeroplanes bombed Anrivari (a Montenegrin port',, due bomb fell in front of the Crown Prime's residence and broke the windows.

RUSSIAN ADVANCE GUARD IN SIGHT OF THE TOWN. PETKOGRAD. November 15. (Received November 16, at 8.45 a.rn.j Tho Russian vedettes are within 15 miles of Cracow. IN TRANSCAUCASIA. PETROGRAD. November 15. (Received November 16. at 8.5 a.m.) Official: The Russian eavolrv on Thnrs day repulsed and put to flight the Kurdish cavalry to the south of Karikilishe and Agaskerska. .MOSLEM PILGRIMS HELD CP AT MECCA. ‘Times' and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) LONDON, November 15. As a result of the. war pilgrims to Mecca are unable to return to Egypt, and great distress prevails among them. Fifty Turkish sailing ships are detained in Egyptian ports. RED SEA ENTRANCE. TURKISH FORTS DESTROYED. PARIS. November 15. (Received November 16, at 12.5 p.m.) The New York ‘ Herald’s’ Parts edition states - that a British cruiser destroyed the Turkish forts at Sheikh Said, opposite Peritn. A detachment of Indian infantry then landed, raptured the guns, aoid dismantled the forts. The Turks fled after suffering heavy losses. The British losses were insignificant. [Perim is in Arabia, on the Strait of Bab el-Mandeb, the southern entrance to the Bed Sea.]

TIIK ENEMY'S SQUADRON HOIST .LVPANESE FLAG. NEW YORK, November 15. (Received November 16, at 12.5 p.m.) A telegram from Valparaiso states that the Dresden and Leipzig have joined three other warships, which are. believed to include the Schamhorst and Gneiscnau. All have hoisted the .Japanese flag. [The Dresden and Leipzig recently put in to Valparaiso to provision.] THE KONIGSBERG VISITED MA DAGASCAR. PARTS, November 15. (Received November 16, at 8.45 a.m.) A message from Madagascar state? that the German cruiser Konigsberg demanded the surrender of Majuuga. The French Commander of the town replied that he held 20 Germans as hostages, and that one head would fall for each shot the Konigsberg fired; whereupon the vessel disappeared. [Majunga (or Mojanga.) is the. chief port on the east const of Madagascar.] THE EM DEN. GERMANY’S CRUMB OF COMFORT. (London 'Times’ and Sydney 'Sun' Services.) LONDON, November 15. The ' Lokal Anzeigor,' commenting on the, I<#.-, of tho Em den, saya that Britain has regained her reign at eoa, though it took French, Russians, Australians, and Japanese, with Britain, to destroy the Emdon. THE SYDNEY’S CASUALTIES. MELBOURNE. November 16. (Received November 16, ei> 9.45 a.m.) The Navy Office has issued a list of the Sydney’s casualties in the Eimden action ; —Slightly wounded—Potty Officer Harvey, iSeamen Hooper, Williamson, and Stevenson ; wounded—Seamen Kinniburgh, Green, and Crosv; severely wounded, Seaman Horne. These are in addition to the four casualties cabled yesterday. The authorities state that in the absence of information they do not presume that any death* of those wounded have occurred. Tho Wilhelmshaven wireless station ia now open for public communication via Port Moresby.

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