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RUSSLAN SUCCESSES ON THE BZURA AND ON THE WIDAWKA. SHARP CONFLICT MIDWAY WITH GERMAN REINFORCEMENTS. PETROGRAD, December 2. Official: Our offensive northward of Lowicz was crowned with snocees. The enemy’s reinforcements from Kalisz took the offensive at Skradz (on the Warta), and our advance guards in tho Lusk district were engaged in a desperate battle all day. Further south we captured Szczercow (S.E. of Petiokow), where a brigade of infantry and Prussian Guards, with five batteries, were dislodged and driven back in disorder. THE GERMAN ACCOUNT. ARMY EXTRICATED ITSELF WITHOUT COLOSSAL LOSSES. AMSTERDAM, December 2. An official Berlin report states that the German army east of Lodz, which was seriously threatened in the rear by the Russians broke through after tkree battles over three <kiys. W© captured 12.000 prisoners and 25 guns, and did not lose a single gnu. Our losses were not light, but were not colossal. THE TSAR. PETROGRAD, December 2. The Tsar has again proceeded to tho front. IN PALES TINE. CAIRO, December 1. Tho Turks have seized the Jerusalem branches of the Credit Lyonnaisc and Anglo-Palestino Bank. The l latter’® safes hold £24,000. _____ EGYPT AND ENGLAND. CAIRO, December 1. Ruhed Pasha, Premier of Egypt, in an interview with journalists, paid a high tributo to Britain’s magnificent and abiding work in Egypt. He said: “She fulfils all the conditions entitling and enabling her to remain Egypt's protector.” GERMAN SUBMARINES. NUMBER UNKNOWN. LONDON. December ?. The ‘ Daily Telegraph ’ paints out that Germany has considerably more submarines than she was supposed to have, having exorcised her option of presumption over an unknown number under construct! an at Danzig or the Germania yard for lesser I European and other navies. The ‘Telegraph’ is of opinion, however, that the achievements of the German snbmarine will bo less remark,iblo in future than hitherto. The British FEot, by its speed and use of tho helm, is showing ability to avoid submarine attacks. MERCHANTMAN APOLDA. CAPE TOWN, December 1. The Apolda, which was recently ocuied. will complete her voyage to Australia v;lh a prize crew. COMMONWEALTH DEF IIXCE. MORE AEROPLANES. MELBOURNE, December 2. The Defence Department is strengthening its aerial aim. It has purchased an aeroplane locally, and plac'd an mikr m i Britain for three military machines. , THE YELLOW BOOK. ' GERMANY’S SACRED DU T if [ TO BRUTALLY CRUSH RESISTANCE, J (London ‘ Times ’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Sendees.) LONDON, December 1. The French Yellow Book shows that tho Treaty of 1911, recognising Franco’s position m Morocco, created the deepest disappointment in Germany, which imagined that France was moribund, and that her African heritage must be annexed. GerI many was determined to have war with France. In April M. Etienne eenfc M. Jounart a German official secret rc)«irt, i which stated: “ Neither the ridiculous ■ clamors for revenge of French jingoes, the English gnashing of teeth, nor the ■ gestures of the Slays will d°ter us from ■ extending Germanism throughout the : 1 entrie world It is our sacred duty to t; sharpen the sword.” ■ The French Ambassador (M. Cambon) I ' wrote on May 19, 1913, at the end of the , Balkan Conference, that Von Moltke had a declared: “When war becomes mu- tsiuy - it must be waged by ranging all chances on • our own side. Success alone justifies it. Geri many must not give Em u time to mobilise, or she will bo obliged to maintain , in the east forces which would leave her inferior in the west. Therefore we must i forestall our principal adversary Immodi- ’ ately. There are nine chance® out of ten j we are going to have war, and we must } I begin without waiting fra* the order, and j brutally crush all resist!-—*-”

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IN POLAND., Evening Star, Issue 15666, 3 December 1914

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IN POLAND. Evening Star, Issue 15666, 3 December 1914