BLOCKADE OF GERMAN PORTS.
Tho "Daily Telegraph's" oorrea pondenfc states that Washington dcs patches deolare that England hap secured the assent of the Allies to a formal blockade of German ports. England is perfectly prepared for the protests of noutrals. MESOPTAMIA. Mr Auafcen Chamberlain, in the House of Commons, stated that the weather in Mesopotamia had stopped all progress. RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN. Pktkogka», January 19, The thawing of ice rendered the Gorman trenches in the Pinsk district untenable, flooding thorn. The posts, to which barbed wire entangle ments aro suspended, are under water, and will no longer afciolc in the soaking soil. The Russians have carried off the barbed wire in two of the onemy sectors, The Germans are feverishly trying to drain the land.
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BLOCKADE OF GERMAN PORTS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3515, 21 January 1916