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The Evening Star THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1914.

Whatevek public interest there may have been in the General Election was completely swallowed up in the moat welcome news that we •were able to make public before noon. At half-past 7 on morning or Saturday last Vice-Admiral Stuidoe's squadron came up with the notorious German Pacific aquadxott consisting of thf» Scharnhorst, Gneiaetiau, Leipzig. Nurnburg. and Dresden- An action followed, but of what natal* we are not yet advised. Apparently it was as brief as it was decisive. The first tbxea of the cruisers named were sunk. with * loss to the British, one message rt&tce. of three men only. The other two hare taken to flight, and are being closely pvrcued. ' Their fate is certain. There has been no better nor more satisfactory naval new* since Germany first launched her challenge to the Empire and her Allies. has suffered heavy losses at sea, •nd the toll in human life has bees out k &f all jprojportion. to the results. Bat tho

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news of to-day will compensate for much that has gone before. The removal beyond possibility of resurrection of the enemy's Pacific squadron is the removal of a fruitful source of anxiety and annoyance, and will set free large numbers of the ship© of thf» allied fleets for duty elsewhere. We do not propose to indulge in rhetorical outbursts, much more in songs of cxultntion. We aro glad, unfeignedly clad, that it 'Has fallen to our lot to make known this good tidings. Wo knew that it wa3 certain to ccrae, and wc had been daily expecting it. JTow that it has come we can see aoid regard it not as an end, nor even a3 a main factor in that great world-tragedy in whioh we are engaged, but as an augury and foretaste of tho inevitable and triumphant conclusion that shall be our? if the men and women, as well as the soliliers a<nd ceamen, of the Empire Terrain loyal to the highest and best that is in them, and sully not their causa with foolish boast and idle wcrd.

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The Evening Star THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1914., Evening Star, Issue 15672, 10 December 1914

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The Evening Star THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1914. Evening Star, Issue 15672, 10 December 1914

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