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ON OUR EMPIRE BUILDING. ROME, January 14. The 'Giornale d'ltalia' says that Great Britain is planning to transform Syria into an independent kingdom, with Prince Mahomet Daudas as Sovereign under Bri- | tish protection, this being the realisation | of Britain's hope for a railway from the Syrian coast to Calcutta. IN THE SUDAN, GERMAN INTRIGUE. CAIRO. January 14. j Advices from Darfur show that German ! agents are intriguing with the_ natives to induce them to fight against Britain. The agents are using Slat in Pasha's departure from Egypt as an argument in favor of the natives siding with Germany. S.W. AFRICA. UNION EXPEDITION ALONG THE ORANGE RIVER, PRETORIA. January 14. Colonel Van Zyl has occupied Karnes- . drift, the prineipal crossing over tho Orange River into German territory. He drove out a German patrol entrenched in the hills. [The Orango River forms the southern boundary between German S.W. Africa and Cape Colony.] GERMAN PORTS. STR IN GENT PR EGA UTIO XS. COPENHAGEN, January 14. Lubeek (on tho Baltic) ami Hamburg and Guxhaven (on the Elbe) have been declared in a state of siege. No reason is as.dgned, but it is supposed to be- a precautionary measure against the possibility o: a British attack. THE FALKLANDS FIGHT. GERMAN CREWS LOST, WITH FEW~XCF.PTIONS. AMSTERDAM. January Lb Berlin telegrams stat-e that n-">n.- of the -Scliarnhoret's crew was saved. Seven officers and 171 of the Gneiscnau's crew, and 15 men but no officers of the Leipzig, wore rescued. Tho convoy ve.-selb' crews v.-cra all saved.

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ITALIAN IDEAS, Issue 15701, 15 January 1915

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ITALIAN IDEAS Issue 15701, 15 January 1915

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