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AMERICAN INDIGNATION WASHiNaiON, January 2. Tbe State Department learns that tbe Persia was torpedoed without warning, and eunk in five minutes. Mr MoNeely, the American Consul to Aden, was tost The Administration' has been aroused as never before by news of the torpedoeing of the Persia at a moment when it was supposed thrfc tbe anjustment of the Anoona incider i was being made. The latest outrag) recalls the fact that while President Wilson was negotiating on the Luei tania massacre tbe Arabic was sunk The officials feel tbat Austria, since the Ancona reply, has had ample tio*n to notify its submarines not to torpedo a vessel before removing non com batanta. The Persia's passengers inoladel J. De Reazy, who was booked for, Auckland. His fate is uncertain. Lloyds report tbat 153 survivors of the Persia hav9 arrived at Alexandria They consist of fifty nine papgengerp. of whom seventeen are women, and ninety four of a crew, of whom fifty nine are Lascars. RUBBIAN CAMPAIGN


Petrogkad, January 2

An official message states :-—« , W>> crossed the J3tyr, in tbe Oaartovyplc region, and captured tbe village of Ebrisi. Despite futile counter attackh whioh followed, we drove back tho enemy in the Usgetobko distriat <<> the right bank of the Dniester, mill progressed between the Dniester owl , the Boumanian frontier."

&. communique states that despot' ate counter attacks of tho enemy with the object of driving back our right flank upon the Styr, were unsuecesfu!. Two miles of enemy trenobes on the tfiver Strypa were captured. Wo broke through tbe enemy entangle taents, and consolidated the ground won LORD DERBY'S SCHEME London, January 2 Group sis, seven, eight and nine of Lord Derby's scheme comprising reoruits from twenty three to twentysix years of age are shortly to be called np. RUSSIAN FRONT The "Observer's " Petrograd correspondent states that the last week baa changed the aspect of the whole Russo German front from Pripet to the Galioian front, and on the Dvina front there blazed out a fierce activity. The previous ia* activity had greatly ineroaesd tbe

Kassia's striking power. The new troops are a fine type of soldier and ammunition is plentiful.

The Russian military authorities j estimate that tbe Austro Germans from Pripet to Roumania number 1,500.000. So far the Russians have had tbe advantage of tbe battle. KING PETER . Paris, January 2 King Feter bas arrived at Salonika aboard a French destroyer. ALLIES AT SALONIKA ENEMY CONSULS DEPORTED Salonika, January 2 Tbe enemy consuls, wbo were ar rested by General Sarrail with their suites to tbe number of fifty one, have been sent on a steamer to an nnknown destination. General Sarrail declares tbat be acted after full consideration, and carried out an set of war. Greeoe in addition to ber protest bas asked for tbe return of tbe Consular Archives. Some newspapers denounce the action as a violation of Greece's sovereign rights. The Entente press justify it as a reply to aeroplanes bombarding neutral and unfortified towns.

The Allies oontinue to guard Consulates.



Paris, January 2 Tbe French Medical Mission has returned from Serbia. Its leader Dt Jambert states tbat tbe situation is frightful, fifty thousand people are stricken with typhus and there are 150 deaths daily, At Belgrade out of 350 doctors 125 have died. A state of terror prevailed, bat tbe mission succeeded in mastering tbe epidemic before the invasion took place.

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WAR IN EUROPE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3510, 4 January 1916

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WAR IN EUROPE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3510, 4 January 1916

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