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OYER THAMES .MOUTH. EXCITING CHASE AFT IT. SKILFUL EN'KMV. LOXDOX. Tireomlvr 26. Aided bv the iV,», tin; Herman aviator ■who appeared over Sheer ne.-s eluded tiecoast watchers ami pa.-.vd up the Thauiet; iifi far as Frith. He, wa.s iir.-f. ;,t 0.35 p.m. over Sheppey. at a. height, of 5,000 ft. As lie descended an anti-aircraft gun was lived, but without etfeet. The tii'?my was then lost in the fi>^. Three. British aeroplanes st.nted in pursuit, but the German mad" across th-> Kentish marches before he was located at PMth, living toward London. Six tdiells fired from the aircraft, Maiion burst above and around the machine, whf k wheeled upwards and retraced its flight.

Within a. few minutes one of Ihe British aircraft, flying from, the wesi-.mnl, pursued him tit a. lower altitude. Ttw (ierman followed the- centte of the liver at an altitude of 4,COoft. The. British aircraft appeared to gain, when the Herman mounted to a higher altitude above the forte and swept towards Southend. The chase continued acrocs J-^s-ex.

The firing from the forts was rc'trieted owing to the propinquity of our owifaviators to the enemy. The latter and his kept firing, and. skilfully manipulated the machine in a manner" which, whitq minimising its chance., of bein~ hit. uiad« it difficult for the purt-uert to (he without injuring each other. The German aeroplane rocked violently at times, as if it had been struck, and then the thickened and baffled tiro puttiers, who returned to their base. IMPORTED RAID. HAS BRITAIX~RETALIATED FOR YORKSHIRE AFFAIR? NFAV YORK, December 26. P»ej_er'9 Berlin correspondent states that tho Gernan Admiralty announces that eight British t-hips raided an unarmed German bay on December 25, hydro-aeroplanes accompanying them and dropping bomba It is declared that the raiders wexe driven off tad three of their ships damaged. The raid was apparently directed against Cuxhaven fat the mouth of the Elbe), which is named incidentally in the German statement.

THE OLD ANT) THE NEW. Some peoplo are singularly conserralive; they have a natural antipathy to anything now. "When troubled with a cold they prefer to paddle their feat in mustard and •water I —a most inconvenient way. By taking a f«w dosoa of Baiter's Lung Preserver you will get a better result, la lOd a brittle, *Q stara and chemists,—£AdTtJ

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HUNTING A TAUBE., Issue 15686, 28 December 1914

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HUNTING A TAUBE. Issue 15686, 28 December 1914

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