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TO CRACOW.

RUSSIA’S GALICIAN ARMY FORD ICY~TORRENT AND STORM STRONG POSITION. PETROGRAD, November 27. The Russians forded tho'Raba. neck-deep amid rushing ice floes, and carried a strongly-fortified position. We carried Bochnia against desperate I resistance, capturing 2,000 men and also 1 10 guns and a number of machine guns. The enemy's retreat was disorderly near Cracow. [The Baba is a tributary of tho Vistula, which it enters between Tamow and Cracow.] | THE GATE TO SILESIA. j RUSSIANS CLOSING ROUND. IMPORTANT~CAPTURES. PETROGRAD, Nov. 28 (evening). Official: The Russians achieved a decisive success at Proszowice, Brzesko, Bochnia, Wisnicz, and Bront on Thursday. They routed tho enemy and captured 7,000 prisoners and 30 guns (with complete teams), and 20 machine guns. A Russian battalion captured a commander. 20 officers, and 1,250 men, with colors which showed that they were the remnants of the 31st Honved (Hungarian Landwehr) Regiment. at Brzesko; also a motor car with several members of the General Staff. We are energetically pursuing the enemy. We arc attacking important forces in tho Carpathians. The places mentioned in the first paragraph are between Tarnow and Cracow. THE MORAL EFFECT OF BATTLE IN POLAND. BERLIN READS THE SIGNS. COPENHAGEN, November 28. ’ Private advices from Berlin state that the Germans are uneasy at the Russian reinforcements. They state that new forces seem to spring iip from the ground. Russians have been passing through Warsaw day and night for five weeks without break. It is estimated that four million men have passed. Nervousness in Berlin is increasing. Official reports deal with news several days old. It is rumored that the German armies in Poland are retreating at several points. Thousands of fugitives, mostly of Slav nationalities, are fleeing along the roads in East Prussia. Posen and Silesia are suffering terrible privations, and hundreds of children have died from lack of milk. Many thousand wounded are arriving by rail at Posen, Breslau, and Berlin.

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TO CRACOW., Issue 15663, 30 November 1914

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TO CRACOW. Issue 15663, 30 November 1914

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