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The 89th day of the war. Severe fighting and almost general advance of the Allies, but German offensive intensified. Turks bombard Odessa, and Beduin tribes violate the Egyptian frontier. More of Maritz’s rebels captured in South Africa. H.M.S. Hermes sunk in the Straits of Dover by a German submarine. Further activity of the German cruiser Emden reported; sinks a Russian cruiser and a French destroyer at Penang. Saseno occupied by Italy. General bombardment of Tsingtau begins, and Indian troops join the Anglo-Japanese forces there. The National Relief Fund, £3,546,000, the daily average subscription in October being £25,000. The Queen’s Fund for Women, £80,875, The Times Fund, £545,056.