European War Developments, Daily Racing Form, 1914-11-27


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EUROPEAN WAR DEVELOPMENTS. A Servian victory in the lighting with the Austrian invaders is reported In a dispatch from Nish. It is said that the Austrian eolumus which on the night of Nov. 22 crossed the Kolubara river, in northwestern Servia, were put to rout by the Servians with large losses. The battle continues, It is said, on a line from Lazarevatz to Mionltza. where the attacks of the Servians caused the Austrians to fall back. The Austrians are said to have lost 500 prisoners and three machine guns. Wounded soldiers from Servia are pouring into Hungary in such vast numbers that nearly all the school buildings in the country have been requisitioned for their accommodation. A dispatch from Capetown says that the crisis in the Orange Free State is over. Small bodies of rebels still in the field will gradually surrender it is predicted. At one time the position looked serious. General DeWet was inducing many to join him, it being represented that the whole Free State was rising. In the fight in Mushroom Valley, November 12. DeWet was caught napping. He wns actually in bed when General Botha opened a fierce attack and defeated his army. The British steamer Melachite has been sunk by a German submarine a few miles northwest of Cape La lleve. which is about three miles from Havre. The Melachite. of about 2,000 tons, belonging to the Cunard Company, was bound from Liverpool to Havre. She was stopped by the submarine and the crew was given ten minutes to get into the lKats. The submarine then sank the Melachite and dove beneath the sea. The crew reached Havre safely.

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