Fall of Przemysl. The investment began on September 26, but the fortress was relieved during the Austrian advance in November. It had, however, been uninterruptedly besieged since November 11. Sir Edward Grey, speaking in London, says that one essential condition of peace must be the restoration of Belgian freedom, and reparation to her for cruel wrongs suffered. The great issue is that the peoples of Europe, small as well as great, should be free to live their own independent lives and work out their own forms of government and their own national development.