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KOUXD WARSAW. exf.my yen: 11:1;. AUSTRIAN" JJLFKM IX SiilTil. PF.TROCKAD, I>civ m h,-r 2.1. I Official 1 Tlie > ii*ii!_v arr 1. active ii: tho ' Rawka and bel\\e< tt the I'iliia ;nnl the ' Upper Vistula. Xhjj Russian*, after ftoriuiur; two vil lages oil the Xi la (in Southern Poland!, made prisoners of V) Austrian '-Hi or? and 1.700 men. They also captured many additional guns and quick-firer.-, in liaiieia. AUSTRIAN" I'LAXKI.VC MOVK UULMIN'ATF.S IN FLU HIT. ri".TRO<;iiAD. jio.'.-n.tK-r ;,o. Official: Fifty thousand Atit-ti lans have been made, prisoners during the past fortnight. The across the Carpathian-. surpassed former routs. StatF moneys and immense quantitites '.if arms were abandoned. The i'us-c-ian cavalry are hotly pursuing tho enemy an,l iiuikiuj, many prisoners. FAL'IXU TIIK JlU'lH. RUSSLVXS TOO COO!). AUSTRIA'S JIKAJJISATIOX. (London 'Times* and Sydney ' Sun' Services.) LOXDOX, December 29. A distinguished and voll-infonned Italian who has returned from Vienna. states that the. Austrian* fully realise that thev have been sacrificed by the liiitmans, and -vvrill be thoroughly defeated soon. They admit that they are going to lose Galfcia, Bcwia, and Herzegovina,. Officers of the bcijt. families have not cone to the front. The war loan. was a complete- failure, and tha credit of the Government seems absolutely ruined. As «>on as the Aiiistrians heard tho Tfi--ir's decree forbidding the 6alo of epirits they realised that they were beaten. 'The opinion in Vienna i.'v that the Russian.; are wonderfully well equipped, especially for a winter campaign. IX TRAXSCAUCASIA, PETROQRAD, December 29. Official 1 We have ropnlsed Turkish -itlacks in the direction of Khorosan. Tho Turks are committing atrocities on inoffensive communities. in tire ■villages have been massacred. The Bussians have assumed the offensive In the Oiminsk region, in the Caucasus, iind have occupied Merdenek, near Garykamfsh. TURKS TALK OF MARCH~OX T EGYPT. (London ' Times' «nd Sydney ' Sun' Serrioes.) LOXDOX, December 29. The Turks assert that the Prophet's holy standard has been brought to Daniassus amid greatest rejoicings, and that 5.C00 volunteers in Syria are inarching against the British, who, it is alleged, have advanced to Bagdad.
OTTOMAN DIVISION. ANTI-GERMAN PAIITY. LONDON, December 30. The 'Daily Telegraph's ' Athens correspondent says that Talaat Bey has headed the anti-German soction of the Young Turks. He is reported to bo really the mouthpiece of the Yojng Turks' Committee, which is secretly contemplating separation from Germany in tho event of Turkey's war operations taking a bad turn.
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THE RUSSIAN FRONT., Evening Star, Issue 15689, 31 December 1914