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ENEMY REPULSED WITHj HEAVY LOSS. | i Splendid News from Petro grad. Petrograd, Tuesday. Good news has been received from Hussian headquarters to-day. The Ger- mans have been hurled into the Bzura with great slaughter after being per- mitted to cross the river by the Russians, who hold immensely strong positions on the right bank. An obstinately contested engagement which resulted successfully for the Russians occurred between Raw a and Oponzno. Similar successes has attended I .perations in Galicia. 0 The enemy sustained a severe reverse tt Jodlow, near Tarnow in the region of Dunajotz. The garrison of Przemysl mustered in sufficient numbers to make final despair- ing attempt to break through the invest- ing lines, but were drinn back suffering terrible loosen. That we are on the eve of the surren- der of the fortress is confidently believed in military circles here. Breslau's Hasty Flight. I Moscow newspapers vividly describe ?hat is probably the Brat n?ht of its kind in history between a detachment cf H1Lian seaplanes with the Breslau. When the cruiser atiempted to hdl and capture a launch off the Kher?n light- house, near Sevastopol, 61Hhknly, likd a flight of falcons, seaplanes rose above the bay, while simultaneously Russian cruisers put out. The Breslau's speed helped her a little. for our airmen easily overhauled her, dropping lxunbs from great altitude on her decks wher" they exploded, but it was impossible to estimate the extent of the damage. The Breslau steered at fuil speed for sea. making desperate efforts to leach the. seaplanes with her gunfire, but the airmen appeared to be invulner- able, and after pursuing the enemy for several mill*, returned in safety to Sevastopol. Inaccurate Information. Petrograd, Monday (received Tuesday). —The Russian staff has issued the fol- lowing announcements— lu view of the malicious information as to the situation of otir at-wies and their strategic position, widely disseminated during the fast few days iu Germany and Austria-Hungary, the Russian General! Staff considers it its duty to inforu. Russian society of the action it lias taken and of the inexactitude of the informa- tion about our forces which has been circularised by the hostile press. The adoption by us of a more limited line it. the result of the unfettered deci- sion of the military authorities. This fjuite natural change of plan was caused by the concentration in front Jf. .is of very considerable German forces. The decision, moreover, has other ad- vantages. of which it is, unfortunately, impossible for the moment to give an explanation to the public, owing to military reasons.— Press Association. 11 Repulsed with Heavy Loss. Petrograd. Tuesday.—An official mes- sage issued to-night states: — On the left bans. of the Vistula yester- day, bet-ween the lower course and the River Pilieia. there were a series of obstinate combat#. Generally speak ityj. the German at- tacks were repulsed with heavy loss to I lie enemy. Our troops evacuated only some insignificant districts, falling back to more advantageous positions. Our counter-attacks threw back the' German units which had crossed the B/.ura. the ourniy losing many killed, and nine machine guns.—Press Associa-1 tion. MINES iN GULF OF BOTHNIA o Three Neutral Fitilard, off Coast of Finland, Petrograd, December 10th.—Much ia- dignation is expressed in Finland over the new breach of International Law committed by the Germans in the Gulf of Bothnia, which has resulted in the de- struction of three steamers, belonging to! a neutral Power. The Germans lIave sown a great number of mines all along he narrow fair water used by vessels Alteri ng Menteiuota, near Hjenaborg, in snch a manner that no ship could miss them. The mines are arranged close to the surface, and are so near <o the shore that some of the inhabitants of Mentiluto have been ablr; tl) witnes the hlowlng up of a vessel. Une of the clerks era-j ployed at the Krogius Bureau war-, await-i mg the arrival of the steamer Fverilda, and from the shore saw the vessel in the distance. He went to inform the office l authorities, but when he returned a fpw minutes later the ship bad disappeared, saving no trace. The catastrophe was; iomplete in a couple of minutes. I The Swedish steamer Luna was leaving it the same time with a cirnic) of eggs and :H)rk. The Everilda incident occurred in fall view of J lie Ltiua, and th" captain of, the latter ship hastened to the tssL-taiieei of the crew of the stricken vessel. They1 had just placed the captain of tbe Everilda on the deck of the Luna when another terrible explosion took place. The Luna had struck a second mine. At approximately the same spot, where the Everilda and Lnna were sunk the Norra Soveriz struck a mine shortly after and sank immediately with all on board. A steamer hurried out to the scene, but no survivors were found. Happily, the number of passengers on board wall, small, but the lost steamer bad a full cargo.

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