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CONDITION OF KAISER IS MUCH IMPROVED
FIFTH OF GERMAN CRUISERS SUNK
i London. The admiralty, up to late
hour this afternoon, had refused to
confirm reports that a flotilla of Ger
man submarines nad t attempted a
raid upon Dover and had been fired
upon by the forts there.
London. The condition of Kaiser
Wilhelm was improved to such an
extent "today that he was permitted
tp sit up for a few hours, dispatches
received here via The Hague state,
.j Buenos Ayres. German reports
Received here today insist that the
British fleet which engaged and
sank four of the vessels of Admiral
yon Spee's squadron off the Falkland
islands lost at least three ships.
They declare that the British loss
es in the sea battle were much great
$than have been officially reported.
It is admitted that the German loss
es are 3,000.
The German fleet, according to the
latest version of the battle received.
iere, was caught between two allied'
.squadrons the British and the Jap
anese. i The latest reports received here in
sist that the Dresden, the last of the
.German cruisers, has been sunk. She
Js said to have Been sent to the bot
tom eight hours after the Nurnberg.
Additional reports of the engage
ment received today state that the
British fleet includes the second
cruiser squadron attached, to the
home fleet, composed of the cruis
ers Shannon, Achilles, Cochrane and
The sinking of the German cruiser
.Nurnberg, first reported yesterday,
has been confirmed. The Nurnberg
(Was run down only after a chase, and.
refusing surrender, fought gallantly
. London. A supreme effort is be
ing made by the Austrians and Ger
mans to relieve the besieged fortress
of Cracow. So important is. this
movement regarded that Archduke
Frederick, who has been in sonunand J gturdjge jatafed .tha B&.&egj
of the main Austrian army, is said to
have yielded the direction of opera
tions to the German general staff.
The fighting to the south of Cra
cow is developing into one of the
great battles of the war. The Austro
German forces have made desper
ate attempts to break the 'Russian
line by massed frontal attacks, pour
ing men forward in seemingly un
ending numbers. The artillery fire
has been terrific. Every indication
is that the German artillery out
ranges the Russian.
Paris. Further progress of the al
lied troops along the entire line of
more tiian 250 miles, with the ex
ception of the region of Ypres, is re
ported today in the official commu
nique. About Ypres the Germans made
three desperate attacks yesterday.
At one point they actually reached
the' French trenches, but were, re
pulsed after desperate fighting.
Paris. Fighting over roads heavy
with mud and through patches of
wood which have been turned into
swamps by heavy rains, the French
and British troops are advancing
their lines yard by yard today.
The Germans are today reported to
have evacuated Roulers, Thourout
and Thielt may also be abandoned.
London. A complete sweep of the
Atlantic of all German commerce
raiders by the first of the year is the
task now before the victorious fleet
of Vice Admiral Sir, Frederick Stur
dee. It is confidently believed in
England that it will be successfully
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South American coast has come
piecemeal from the admiralty, all
England now awaits the official an
nouncement that the cruiser Dres
den, the last of Admiral von Spee's
squadron, has been sunk.
The last report of Vice Admiral