25 SEPTEMBER 1915, Page 1

In the South—that is, on the Galician frontier—the Russians have

continued to take the offensive, and to inflict severe punishment upon the Austrians opposed to them, Here we may record that to the Russian communique published in Thursday's papers an official Note was added dealing with the Austrian denials as to the capture of prisoners by the Russians. The Headquarters Staff at Petrograd now declare that in the operations on the South front in the Sylvester region, in the period covering the last days of August and the beginning of September, no less than seventy thousand prisoners were taken. It is added that this figure will be considerably increased when the small parties of prisoners are brought in who have been captured in the numerous encounters and fights, and often during the disorderly flights of the enemy. These parties of prisoners are so exhausted that they are not in a fit state to march on foot.