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In the La Bassée district counter-attacks are easily repulsed by the 4th Corps and the Indian Corps. The village of L’Epinette is captured by the 3rd Corps. The Admiralty report the loss of H.M. auxiliary cruiser Bayano, engaged on patrol duty, having been sunk by torpedo. The Government acquire greater part of crop of natural indigo now coming forward for the use of dye users in United Kingdom. The Duke of Connaught writes, as Grand Prior of the Order of St. John in England, to thank The Times for help in raising funds for sick and wounded.