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THE EASTERN FRONT.

SCANT NEWS FROM POLAND. COSSACK. RAID IN SOUTH. PF.TROGRAD, December 4. Sevcntv Gostacks. divided into 10 sections, dashed into CVn;-tn, liowu (on the Silesian frontier) at night, killed a number of Germans, and drove into the Russian lines 300, including 40 women dressed as soldiers KAVID CHANGES A FF.AIT.TvK OF THE FIGHTING, (London ‘ Times ’ and Sydney ' Sun ’ Sendees.) LONDON, December 3. \ .-m respondent of the ‘lkuis Journal describes tlie lighting in Poland as a evclonc. Men and 7iorses, are in a sea. ot fi‘,-e. It is the most agitated battle since the Napoleonic wavs. Tho movements are so rapid that the generals Have constantly to change their places. -\n anti-Austrian feeling is rapidly increasing amongst the Czech population in IP heniiand the arrival of the Russians will probably provoke a revolution. PUZF.MYSL’S FLIGHT. FAMINE AND LOOTING. ROME. December 3. The Archbishop of Przemysl describee the position,oM.be city as desperate. There is enormous mo-labty in the garrison. Ihe stores and provisions are exhausted, and the toldie r s and populace are suffering from hunger. The authorities have lost control, and plundering is rife. THE TSAR. LONDON. December 4. Reuter’s Petrograd correspondent says that tho Tsar is touring the military; hospitals in Central and Southern Russia. AND THE KAISER. AMSTERDAM, December 4. An official message from Berlin states that the Kaiser inspected the Austro-Ger-man troops at Czcmtochowa. THE “ HUNS." COLD-BLOODED MURDER. LONDON. December 4. Reuter's Petrograd correspondent state? that many rases of German and’ Austrian treatment" of the wounded on the battlefield are prima facie so atrocious that a committee, presided over by the Grand Duchess Militza, has sent representatives to tho front to investigate. Refugees from Lodz testify that the Germans are systematically using for the conveyance of ammunition waggons marked with a Red Cross. Terrible, reprisals arc threatened if the Germans continue murdering peaceful citizens in cold blood, as they arc reported to have done. Dependents of Russians living in Galicia before tho war are in a piteous plight. The Austrians arrested 10,000 Russians on the outbreak of war. A thousand were there and then executed, while the Russians advancing through Galicia rescued 2,000. The remainder were sent, to the interior of Austria-Hungary, and their fate is unknown. ITALY'S POSITION ISTATED. BAD LOOK-OUT FOR GERMANY. ROME, December 5. Speaking in Parliament, Signor Solandra declared, amid fiulescribablo enthusiasm. that neutrality cannot be the exclusive aim of Italian policy. The political configuration of Europe waa perhaps about to be transformed. Italy must maintain her vital interests and just aspirations. Tho Government’s supremo concern was the complete preparation of the army and navy. The lesson of history, and still more what was happening to-day, taught that if tho rule of right ceases force remains as the only guarantee of tho people’s safety. Italy had no aggressive aims, but she most arm as effectively as possible: The hour demanded a strong, firm Government. If Parliament strengthened its hands the Cabinet would devotedly pursue the defence of the country’s present interests •with a vigilant concern for her future destinies. The Radical and Democratic groups resolved to support the Premier.

DE WET’S CAPTURE. HE PREFERRED'.SURRENDER. CAPE TOWN, December 3. After crossing the railway with ICO followers, well mounted and with abundance of spare horses, De Wet divided his commando into halves, of which one was captured unresistingly by tho motor con] tiugent. . The motors continued the chase of 1> Wet, while eight mounted men, under • Colonel Jordan, followed a zig-zag trail i to Wnterburg and captured most of De Wet's horses. • 1 Do Wet, v. hen summoned to surrender, tried to escape, but was encircled, and surrendered when Colonel .Jordan threatened to lire. INDIA LOYAL. MOSLEMS AND THE KING. (London ' Times ’ and Sydney * Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, December 3. Calcutta reports Dial the ingenious effort on the part of Gorman diplomacy to stir tip Mohammedan discontent in India is a dismal failure. Even Moslems who believe in the Young Turk party remember the command in the Koran of fidelity to the Sovereign. PATRIOTIC CANADA RAISES NEARLY 100,000 MEN. (London * Times ’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, .December 5. Canada is raising nine additional cavalry and 19 infantry regiments, making ■ the total force available 94.000 men. . IS THE CANOPUS SAFE? - GRAVE RUMORS ABROAD. LONDON. Dei ember 5. The ‘Morning Post.' referring editorially to what it describes at a certain British naval mishap, a month old, declares that it is being discussed in the American Press and also in Germany, where, (ho newspapers arc gloating over the mishap and its concealment in Great Britain. The ‘ Morning Post ' declares that the position is ridiculous, humiliating, and in insult to the nation. [lf the Canopus be meant, she was last mentioned by the Glasgow, whose captain stated that the Canopus was unable to take part in tho Chilian naval engagement owing to her speed. ] THE NEW GUINEA CAPITULATION. MELBOURNE. December 4. In the Federal Parliament to-day, in reply t-o a. question by Senator Money, the Minister of Defence {Senator Pearce) admitted that the Government were dissatisfied with the terms of the New Guinea, capitulation. The matter, he said, had been submitted to the British Government. SBDITIOUS XFAVSPAPERS. POSSIBLY RECIPIENTS OF GERMAN GOLD. LONDON. December 4. Tho printers of ‘ Irish Freedom,’ ‘ Sinn Fein.’ 'lrish Work,’ ‘ Irish Volunteer,’ and ‘Leader’ newspapers (Dublin) have been warned that they will be court martialled nmler order of tho council if they print matter which the military authorities consider likely to cause disaffection or to interfere with recruiting. The Irish Government are not responsible for the seizures of newspapers. The (Kilice are acting wholly under adiittry orders. All arms and ammunition landfil in Ireland have been seized.

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THE EASTERN FRONT., Evening Star, Issue 15668, 5 December 1914

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THE EASTERN FRONT. Evening Star, Issue 15668, 5 December 1914

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