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BATTLE still raging. GERMANS STAND: AUSTRIANS GIVE. PETROGRAD, November 24. Official : Fighting between the Vistula and the Warta continues obstinately, especially north of Lodz. Everywhere we repulsed impetuous German attacks. We captured 5,000 Austrians in the Czenstochowa-Cracow line. RUMORED RUSSIAN VICTORY OF PRONOUNCED NATURE PETROGRAD, November 24. Private advices report a rout of the Germans between tho Vistula and the Warta. Large bodies were surrounded and captured'at Lowic.z, the enemy abandoning their guns. [Lowicz is N.E. of Lodz, about halt wav between Lodz and Warsaw.] THE KAISER. RACK TO BERLIN TO FACE HIS PEOPLE. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney 'Sun’ Services.) LONDON. November 23. A report from Tho Hague states that the Kaiser lias decided to return to Berlin shortly, the reason being that ho wishes to "attend the Reichstag session. Instructions have been issued to prepare Berlin Castle for a long sojourn, and the newspapers have been enjoined to rouse loval feeling in order that the Kaiser may be given a warm welcome on bis return from tho front, because it is feared that otherwise he may meet an iev reception from disappointed people. IN THE PERSIAN GULF. LONDON. November 24. Official : Tim British occupied Basra (the principal Turkish port in tho Persian Gulf, about 60 miles up tho Shatt-el-Arab River) on the 21st inst. The Turks fled into the Tigris Valley. IN SOUTH AFRICA. CAPE TOW -. November 24. Official : Commandant Roll pursued the rebels from Bullfontein to Bothaville, where over 100 surrendered, including Commandant Jordan and four fieldcomets. THE SYDNEY AND THE EMDEN. STORY AS TOLD RY SURVIVORS. COLOMBO, November 25 The wounded men from the Sydney and the Emden’s survivors have been landed here and taken to the hospitals. They tell a story of a gallant fight. The ‘Times,’ of "Ceylon, publishes tho following account, supplied by eye-witnesses: At 7 on the morning of November 9 the Sydney got a wireless message saying that it German cruiser was off Cocos Island. Site went off so fast that we could not see, her for tho furrow cut in the water. At 9.40 a.m. she sighted the Emden. which opened fire at 10.000 yds, carrying away the Sydney’s foremast and the range-finder. The Sydney replied most effectively, and it did one’s heart good to hear the yells of joy of our e.haps as the shot? went homo. Most of our lads were quite young, but were not tho least afarid they gloried in it. The first salvo damaged tho Emden, and we soon shot away successively her foremost funnel, foremast, and second funnel. At each success our lads .shouted : ” Hurrah! there’s another ; she’s a goner !” The Emden, badly damaged, and afire, aft, went ashore at 4.20 p.m. The Sydney chased and captured the collier Barest, but she sank, owing to the crew smashing the valves. We then returned to tho Emden. sending boats to pick up the Germans in tho water, but as the German flag was flying, and they refused to answer a demand for surrender, the -Sydney was compelled to /ire again. Five minutes later the German ensign was hauled down. If it be true, as we have been told by many German prisoners, that they fired no fewer than 1.460 shots at us, then limit shooting mn«t liavp been very poor. Throughout tho action it was very clear that our shooting was far superior to theirs. Tie trajectory of the Emdcn's gnus was more pronounced than ours. Bhfl seemed to drop her shots on hoard us when she was anywhere near us, while our shells wont far straightor, and appeared to do a good deal more damage when they got home. The I’mden's shells completely failed to penetrate our armor-plate Unc shell came very near to doing a lot of mischief. It struck the edge of the armor-plate within a few

inches of one ward room. porthole. All the wounded were in the ward room, with the surgeon and. his staff. According to German wounded the Emden left Tsing-tao on July 31. Her engines had been working for three months without a break. They deny that they flew the Japanese flag when they entered Penang. They were flying the German flag. The only thing they did was to put on a dummy fourth funnel. One man said; "So far as I saw. everybody on the Sydnev proved himself ft real’ little hero. They never stopped working, and the wny they kept the guns served was a. fine example of Australian pluck. ’’ GERMAN PACIFIC FLEET. WASHINGTON, November 25. The State Department hits been informed that the German fleet is in South American waters, and is maintaining u secret naval base on the Chilian coast. Chile states that it will immediately investigate and suppress any breach of neutrality if it is proved. JAPANESE AND GERMAN PRISON ICRS. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) TDK 10. November 23. Three hundred and fifty prisoners from Tsing-tao have arrived. Japanese ladies presented each with a. chrysanthemum, 0,-armg greetings written in Gorman. The prisoners weer touched 'with the attention received. A big friendly crowd welcomed them. REMEMBER WE ARE AT WAR, NOT A TIME FOR LOCAL DIFFERENCE*. SYDNEY, November 24. Addressing a local government conference. the State Governor (Sir Gerald Strickland) said he. would refrain from mentioning local subjects. He asked the conference to remember that the Empire was at war, and to give the Kings Ministers every support. None had the least doubt as ‘to the ultimate result of the war, but there was great doubt as to its duration. They could not all fight, but by putting their shoulders to the, wheel it might be brought to a more rapid conclusion. MORE PRESS CENSORSHIP. LONDON, November 24. When the second reading of the Consolidation Bill was under consideration in the House of Commons, Mr Bonar Lawentered a strong protest against the Soli-citor-General's (Sir Stanley Bnckmaster) claim that the powers of the Press Bureau included the stopping of criticism when it was of a, character to destroy public confidence in the Government, The Home Secretary (Mr M’Kenna) admitted that the power was capable of serious abuse, but the Government would not suppress news or criticism merely to save their own skins. GOVEIINM KN’ L' DO AN *. LONDON. November 24. In the House of Commons, as a consequence of Sir E. Banbury s protest against the Government claiming power to raise unlimited loans, the Cud or-Secretary for India (Mr -Montagu) agreed to an amendment limiting the power to £100,000,C00. I TALY PREPARES EOR EM ER C. K,X t ’ TF> ROME, November 24. The Cabinet has decreed the expenditure of an additional £8.000.000 upon the navv, making a total of £40,000.000 for the army anti navy since. Signor Salnudra’s accession to the Presidency of the Council. The Cabinet lias also voted £250.000 for a strategic railway on the Venetian frontier, and has authorised tho formation of five new artillery regiments. GERMANY’S LATEST PRESS DODGE. (London ‘Times’ and Sy-dncy ’Sun’ Services.) I.ONDON. Nove.mher 25. A new phase of the attempts to influence public opinion has presented itself. German apologists in the 1 lilted Slates are now declaring that the comtilete success of either Germany or Great Britain would he a serious threat to American interests. OTAGO PATRIOTIC AND GENERA!, W ELEA R E ASSOCIATION. The lion, treasurers of the Otago Patriotic and General Welfare Association acknowledge the receipt of the following donations to the fond : Previously acknowledged £16,055 5 10 Kailangata Patriotic Committee k and bB6 11 2 Milton Patriotic Committee \ and c 75 10 0 Manioloto Patriotic Committee n 1 2 6 Proceeds of pig presented by G. Stewart a and u 3 10 0 Employers Woodltangh Paper Mills (6th and 7th contrihiiiion) ... < a a 6 R, W. Hall r 1 10 0 Majority Reid and GraCs employees (sth and 6th contribution) cl! , 0 Model Yacht Club c 4 0 0 Shiel.s employees (Ist contribution) i- 1 4 0 Roslvn woollen workers r 0 14 0 Railway locomotive employees (7th contribution | r 1 10 0 T. W. Dobbie (proceeds of ringing ‘Tipperary’) n 1 10 0 Amalgamated Society of Railway Workers ... r 12 12 6 Dunedin Tec hnical School c 5 0 0 Airs AI. T. Brown it 5 0 0 St. Matthew’s Church collection nSO 7 0 St. Alatthew’s Church h,|. lection \ 6 10 0 Dunedin City Council, gas works employees r ii 6 0 Dunedin railway car and waggon inspectors' staff (6tli contribution! ... c 1 16 0 £1.6.314 12 5 \ Denotes Great Britain and Ireland fund. a Denotes Belgian Lind, .«■ Denotes local relict. n Denotes unconditional. Sinn- the patriotic meeting was at Clinton recently a further .sum of £6O has been collected by the local committee. Tins makes the total contributions to date for Clinton and the surrounding districts, including Waiwera. and Waipahi. £360, and it is expected that the total will yet reach £4OO.

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IN POLAND., Issue 15659, 25 November 1914

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IN POLAND. Issue 15659, 25 November 1914

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