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LODZ BATTLE CONTINUES. PRINCE JOACHIM'S ADVENTURE. PETROGRAD, Decomber 8. Fighting continues along a 90-mile front in tno Lodz district. An ollicer narrated that Prince Joachim (sou of the Kaiser) narrowly escaped capture at Bre/iny when his detachment was defeated. Priuce Joachim jumped upon a horse, muffled his head in a cloak to avoid identification, and galloped to the rear. Three German aerophines returned to succor the Prince. Tho Russian artillery brought down two, but the third reached Prince Joachim's detachment in tho nick of time, and tho Princo took tho observer's place and escaped. THE SERVIANS NOT DONE' W'-iTTr i'ET. PETROGRAD, December 8. A Kragufevatz telegram states that there is every sign of tho Servians defeating tho Auslrians, whoso right wing is broken and in full Might. The Servians made heavy captures of guns and prisoners. IN TRANSCAUCASIA. RUSSIANS PUSH ON. PETROGRAD, December 8. Tho capture of Sarai Baschkala, where there were largo military stores, opens the direct road to Lake Van, and gives the Russians the most nourishing part of Armenia. The success was largely due to Armenian priest guides showing paths, which enabled the Russian* to mako a Hank movement. EGYPT. TURKS MATURING PLANS. LONDON, December 8. Tho Turks are not progressing on the Egyptian frontier, owing to the diflieulty of "assembling stores. Strong Turkish reinforcements are being brought from Erzerurn. OUR TROOPS ENCAMPED. GENERAL CODLEY'S MESSAGE. AUCKLAND, December 8. In the course of a speech last night the Prima Minister stated that ho had received tho following cable messago from General Godley: Expeditionary Force jompleted disembarkation yesterday. All are now in camp." THE NEW ALLIANCE NOT WORKING WELL. THE "HUN" AND THE TURK. COPENHAGEN, December 8. The situation in Palestine is causing grave concern in Berlin. The commanders nave asked for 150,000 picked Germans to defend the Cltristian churches and the Jewish papulation against the Turks and Arabs, who are already plundering. It is feared that in the event of a defeat the Turks will got out of hand and massacro the Christians, and also that the population will rise- against the army. P. E LGIAN NEUTRALITY. FN LIGHTENING AMERICA. WASHINGTON, December 8. The Belgian Legation here has published a. statement denying that Belgium ever surrendered her neutrality to England as < iermany alleged. Trio documents relied on indicate nothing of tho kind, but simply consisted of a military pkm between a British attache and the Belgian Staff in case Germany violated Belgian neutrality. SUBMARINE BUILDING. AMERICAN PK ECAUTIOXS. WASHINGTON, December 8. Mr P.ryan has announced that steps will bo taken to prohibit tho construction of any submarine in tho United States intended for tho of belligerents, and the authorities have aJso prohibited t-ho sending of parts of submarines to Canada to be tliero assembled. Tt is understood that tho Schwab Bethlehem Steel Corporation are now preparing to establish submarine works in Canada. PACIFIC RAIDERS. LONDON, December 8. The Charcas's cargo was valued at £IOO.OOO. [The Choreas was sunk by tho armed liner Prince Eitol Fried, ich near Chile.] SOUTH AFRICA. REBELLION" QUASHED. (London ' Times ' and Sydney ' Sun' Services.) LONDON, December 7. General Botha reports that tho spirit of the rebels is broken. The Union's demonstration of force practically crushed the rebellion in the Free State. FUTURE OF THE EMPIRE. WHAT SIR R. BORDEN BELIEVES. OTTAWA, December 8. In the course of his speech, Sir R. L. Borden said ho hoped to see the day when Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa would have the same voice in the foreign relations of the Empire as Great Britain. _ Anyone who doubted that this was corning was doubting whether the Empire would hang together. The day was coming when Canada would equal Great Britain in population, and it would then be impossible for Canada's foreign relations to be settled by the Ministers of the Mother Land, however competent or distinguished they might be. The present war was certain to solve this and other Empire problems.

GERMANY WANTS LOVE. (London' Times' and Sydn6y ' Sun' Services.) LONDON, December 7. Mynheer Prandes, a Dutch writer, says that tho war has produced a curious change in Germany. Fifty years ago her motto was " You may hate me, it only you fear mo." Now Germany suddenly wants to be loved, and searches neutral countries for expressions of sympathy. Tho ' Cologne Gazette ' is much disturbed by this biting criticism, and remarks that what entitles a nation to be a leader is not love, but justice. ALSO OLD COINS. (London ' Times' and Sydney ' Sam' Services.) LONDON, December 7. A correspondent writing from Copenhagen says that a request has been issued in Berlin to collect for tho benefit of tho industries affected by the war old coins of gold ami silver, articles of tin, lead, copper, and brass. TRADE, FINANCE, AND CREDIT. WASHINGTON, December 8. Tho Secretary of the Treasury, in a report to Congress, says that when the war broke out the entire business and economic structure of the United States was shaken to its foundations. That a catastropno was narrowly averted was due to tho Treasury's prompt and effective action and the co-operation of the banking and business interests. Confidence is now restored, and optimism pervades the business world. COPENHAGEN, December 8. A financial expert states that German importers who have hitherto paid cash are now sending bills, which the Government guarantee"will be paid after the war. Most firms are refusing the bills. LONDON, December 8. The Bank of England has published the terms under which it is prepared to purchase gold bullion deposited in Australia. SYDNEY, December 8. Mr ITolman (State Premier) urges Mr Fisher (Commonwealth Prime Minister) to communicate with the Bank of England, requesting the governors to create an Australian credit in London by gold deposits here upon • similar lines to those of the arrangement made by Canada. AFTER THE WAR. (London 'Times' and Sydney 'Sun ' Set vices.) LONDON, December 7. The pastor of a Brooklyn church, in the course of a sermon, said that when Great Britain and her Dominions have helped the Mother Land to fight tho present war to a successful issue, tho world will wake up and discover two United States—one America, tho other Britain with links binding her scattered colonies and States together. These will bo links which Germuny has forged on the red-hot anvils of war. TERRITORLAL SENTENCED. MISTAKirix NAME. WELLINGTON, December 8. The member of the Samoan force who was mentioned in a telegram yesterday from Auckland as receiviriii 90 days' imprisonment for theft and drunkenness was not Private Morton, but ex-Sergeant Morton Rogers, of the Army Servico Corps.

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IN POLAND., Issue 15671, 9 December 1914

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IN POLAND. Issue 15671, 9 December 1914

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