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RUSSIA CLAIMS SUCCESSES. HEAVY FIGHTING AT LOWICZ. PETROGRAD, December 14. Official: We concluded an offensive movement in the Mlawa region with success along the entire front. Daring the German retreat from Pras-nysz-Ziechanow our cavalry successfully attacked. Desperate German attacks continue at Lowicz and IloS. We inflicted heavy losses and captured a new position on the river Brura (north of Lowicz). THE GERMAN OBJECTIVE UNATTAINABLE AT PRESENT. (London * Times' and Sydney 'Sun' Serrioet.) LONDON, December 13. Russian headquarters report that the ' Germans, despite all efforts, are unable to advance towards either Warsaw or Cracow. ENEMY REPULSED. FLYING TOWARDS FRONTIER. i '•••' LONDON, December 14. Official: The Russians have captured the German position at Prasnysz-Ziecha-Xj-1 now and are pureuing the enemy towards fronti*r t uifii«tia£ -w»y 000903 tam

IN GALICIA. AUSTRIANS CLAIM SUCCESS. AMSTERDAM, December 14. An Austrian official report states : "We defeated the southern Russian wing at Limonovo, and the pursuit continues. We recaptured Neusandec" (south-west of j Tarnow); j THE HUNS AGAIN. LOUVAIN PARALiLELED. CASE OF KALISZ. ROME, December 14. The ' Messagero's' correspondent at Warsaw says that German militarism in Poland has destroyed, sacked, and murdered. The situation surpasses that of Belgium, and an additional horror is that the Poles are fighting each other—half a million in the Russian army, half a million in the Austrian, and 100,000 in the German ranks. The fate of Kalisz is worse than that of Louvain. Two detachments of Germans, owing to a mistake, fought each other, and in order to conceal the error they accused the inhabitants of firing upon them. The Germans bombarded the town, killing 500 inhabitants, hanged another 400 (including women and children), and sacked the city. The Germans have destroyed 500 villages and 20 small towns. Famine prevails everywhere, and dysentery and cholera are rampant. SERVIA REDIVIVUS. CONTINUED~SUCCESS. NISH, December 13. The Servians' extreme left has forced the enemy across the Drina. The Servians continue to drive the Austrians back in a northerly and north-eastern direction. MONTENEGRINS TAKE HEART. CETTINJE, December 14. The Montenegrins have recaptured Vissprats. TURKS AND GERMANS PLOT AGAINST VON DER GOLTZ. PETROGRAD, December 13. It is reported that a conspiracy has been discovered at Constantinople against General Von der Goltz. Several arrests have been made. MUTINY ON WARSHIPS. LONDON, December 14. The 'Daily Telegraph's' correspondent at Athens states that several cases of mutinv have occurred aboard Turk'sh warships. They aro reported to bo due to German officers' harshness. DUTCH NEUTRALITY TELLS AGAINST GERMANY. AMSTERDAM, December 14. The German vessel Delia, from_ Antwerp, was seized im Dutch territorial waters, and detained on the ground that she was attempting to use the Dutch portion of the Scheldt for naval purposes. THE NORTH SEA. ADMIRALTY AND TRADE. (London 'Times' and Sydney 'Sun' Services.) LONDON, December 13. A rumor is prevalent in business circles in Britain that a number of large foreign liners have bean permitted to use the northern route to and from the North Sea. It is understood that the Admiralty, oving to vessels laying mines under neutral flags, has been compelled to take measures tc rendei this ro-.ite dangerous to all shipping. Apparently certain foreign rompat'ics who made representations in" London that the navigation oi the southern routes is attended with dange-s to big liners in wintry weather obtained special concessions. AMERICA'S RELIEF. (London ' Times * and Sydney ' Sun' Seivi-ies ) WASHINGTON, December 13. Americans are extremely gratified at Admiral Sturdee's victory. Shipping had beern suspended since Admiral Cradoek's defeat, and ,i boom in business is now expected. INSURANCE CHEATER. London 'Times' and Sydney 'Sun' Services.) LONDON. December 13. i The underwriters are quoting lower than Government rates, especially for Cape and Australasian freights. PRAYER AND WAR. DAY OF INTERCESSION. "PARIS, December 14. Cardinal Lucon (Rheims), in response to Cardinal Bourne's (Westminster) request, has appointed January 3 .!:• a day of prayer and intercession for the success of the allied armies. WHAT CANADA IS DOING. OTTAWA, December 14. Official : The following forces are being organised ot on actual service: Troops despatched, including a regiment to Bermuda. 33.000: doing garrison duty in Canada, 8.000 ; now ' training. 50,0 CC. When the second contingent sails a further 17.0C0 will be enlisted to take their places. Provision for arms an-d equipment is progressing rapidly and cablegrams exchanged with the Imperial Governmei.t afford hope of the early utilisation of lare«» numbers of the excellent mounted men that arc available in the western provinces. THE SOUTH AFRICAN REBELS. OVER 7,000 SURRENDERED. LONDON. December 13. The Governor-Gcncrai (Lord BuxLon) has cabled the Colonial Secretary (Mr Harcourt) that about 7,000 South African rebels have been captured or surrendered. Operations have been promptly arid effectively earriod out with a minimum of casualties. The relx'Uion being ended, portion of the commandos can immediately return to their farms and take advantage of the splendid rains that have fallen. SENATORIAL WISDOM. (London 'Timea* and Sydney * Sun' Services.) WASHINGTON, December 13. A resolution has been introduced in the Senate urging a 20 days' truce to stimulate the belligerents to reflection upon the meaning of Christmas.

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IN POLAND., Issue 15676, 15 December 1914

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IN POLAND. Issue 15676, 15 December 1914

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