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ALONC THE FRONT IX FRAXCK AND HKLGH'M. PARIS. December 30. , Received December 31. at 9.25 a.m.) A communique state-: We pi-ogrc'-ed m the Xiciiport region. I'hc enemy v,olentlv bombarded St. ( ieorge-. We carried "a ])oint d'appui between Zonueeke anft liccclaere. There has bee,, a recrnde-ceuce „l Levman activitv in the Ai-ue \alh\. We progre-sed in the l.e Voiir de I'aris region. Violent cannonades have raged on the whole of the Argonne and Mos<dle trout, e-peciailv on the heights of the Mouse. Wn icpiil-fd* attacks at Tote tiv Faux. Our heavy" artillery ,ileneed tie- Oerman mortar- bombarding I'fiper A.-pach. 111011 OOMMISSIOXKI'.'S OAIH.I'.. The High fommis.-ioner reporte.l under date London. 30th December io p.m.!: - Pari- report- that in Boliguin the Allie-_ gained a little ground in the region of Xieupoit. in -pite of attack- jiorlh of |,..,m----haert/vdo. The euetnv violent U' bombarded St. Georges, wide!: th- Allb- ba.l put in a state of defence. In the valley of the Ai-ne and in the Argonne the enemy have shown renewed activitv. with a. violent bombardment. An effective replv was made bv the Freucii artillery. In the Vo,ge- a -eveve attack by the'euimiy was repelled. ON TDK .MSXK. SOISSOXS STILI. SHKf.l.l-D. THI-: r.i:sii-:oi:i;s' fakk. (London ' Times ' and Sydney ' Sun Pcrriccs ) I.OXDOX. December >"0. A corre-|iondent Ixdiiud the Allies' line-: in France .-ays that Soi--on- i- being repeatedly bombarded. The -heli- are damaging the cathedral and the hospital. The inhabitants cling to their home-. but though reduced "to an unhappy ph'gnt oi poverty thev reap consolation in tinfact that the Hermans who indicted this mi-erv on them are them elves unpleasantly -ituated. The Oerman food -tipplies' are inditf'erent. the ,-oldiers highly prizing a cake made of potatoes, while nianv of them are reduced to utili-e boot grea'-e in which to fry their biead. which i- tlmii -prinkled -ivith (iARIUAI-Dl'S OKAXDsnx FALLS ITOHtTxT: IX FRAXt'F. A HKRO'S, DFATH. PARTS, ])ecember .T). i Received Jli-cember 01. at 3.50 a.m.) O.iribnldi's grandson ".riino was killed when gallantly leading hi- men in storming th.T Oerman treucbe- in the. Argonne. o,'eeeived Decinber 01. at 9.25 a.m.) Rruno O.n-ibaldi wa- wounded in the head during the ilmk of the light, and, being blinded by the blood, he was eompelled to retire." Whil-t being bandaged he exhorted hi- men to continue lie struggle. lie returned -hortly after to hi- place at the head of hi- tro,ps. but rgain foil. He exclaimed : '• Oo ahead, boy- : Vive Italia."' Then he expired. His corps pre-sed on. capturing the treiH lies at the bayonet point. Oaribaldi's mother telegraphed to ber five other .-ons attached to the Foreign I-egioi:. urging them to emulate their brother Bruno. FRFXOIIMKX" HOXORKD. LONDON', necrmlvr 00. 'lo'i-vivcd Dei ember 31. at 8.5 a.m.) MM. Vivian! (French 'Premier) and TV/oqucville have bet-n gazetted .-its hnnorarv ineinlers of the Oram! (ro-s 'if St. Michael. SYSTKMATK. liUTOHF.RS ANP rir.LAOF.-R* AbSd. PARIS, December 30. (Received December 31, at. 8.50 a.m.) The Helgian t.'otninissiou's latest, report eivos long list:, of German outrages. Mich as butchering ;; French high olh:er and piiests wearing Red Crosses, burning the wounded, alive, burying civilians alive... ir-r s>-.aciing and torturing children. The. Germans are pillaging pedigree .-lock in Northern. Frame, and 125 valuable horses, as well a.s a- number of selected sheep .have already Iw-ert sold nt auction in Germany SKKKIXG A KCAPF.GOA'P. MFTTiRINGS FX OFR-MAXV. STGXIFR'AXT A.D.MIS'SIOX TX RFRLIX PAPFJL OOPFXHAGFX. December 7,0. (Rocruved Decemlier 31. at 8.50 a.m.) Konrad Han/.iuaun. wlin comes of Belgian litwge. and i.s a meinber of the Reichstag, writing to the 'Berliner Tageblatt,' >avs that everywhere 'he. (Jerniai: people are publicly simulating optimism, but jirivatdy ihey are exptessjog surj-irise at Germany's failure. Fveryone is seeking a -caP'-goat. and while nunr of them blame the diplomats for not. securing more allies, ttiero is n strong undercurrent outside the Reichstair againsi. Hen- Von Bethmar, n Hollweg. Scandinavian newspaper.* comment on the significance of the fact that, the authorities allowed such an article to he pub-lit-hfd.


AT/LIF.S SHOULD PLAN TO NULLIFY PHKPARATiONS FOR ENF.MYS IMG F/FFORT. LONDON December 50. 'The Timers military conespotulent. lowiting to the proposal that, the Allies should unite to co-ordinate their stratp^j,





: iirL r f> a conference representative of the .VdiiV armies ami navies, because the iv.i. must continue throughout tin- winter with. out intermission, and -will redouble in in- , tensity in the sp'int;. it wn* probabk: ;t!i;i! there v.-nuKl be ;i. fin;:l effort on the 1 enemy's p;in to mobilise every resource and present them later in the lioid. Our duly . wa.-. to note these preparations and make ' to frust-ato them. AFTKR ( TXHAVKX. .II'STII'IARU'. KJ.AITON'. | (London 'Times'and Svd'ioy ' sun ' Service?.; I .ON'PON". December 30. • Tin-> 'l'inies's ' naval i "i respondent eonitnents on the fact that dining tin- Ptixhaveu raid.-, Ritrish cruisers remained for three hours, fiit the enemy's toast, and it is Mendicant that t here was no attempt made In intern r< with th-m In anv >ui- ' fa. i" vessel. Doubtless the Herman's liad :tlv> kern. st. recollection of what nnunt'ii ii tiic Heli-tniand Uinht in August. Hi." writer adds: "It, .has been shown thai neither mines, forts, nor warships are iih!" to prole, t these jmportaitt. dc'eosAe ; work, from .-i>sault. This nni.-t- bav.- a:: ; inin..>nsi" effect on the Gorman nu- ■■ t,: " 11 -" 01 "R NAYAh BASKS | prkparing i-'on a visit. i (Loi\don ' Times ' and Sydney ' Sun ' Services.) I LU.NlldN'. Tk tender 30. Instructions have, been issued at, Ports I mouth that in the. event of llio enemy | bom hardily tlio town fragments ot the missiles .should be handed to the military authorities to enable them to discover the nature and size ot the missiles. itrssiAx si t GERMAN'S RKTRKAT ON* BZFRA. I! [OH. COM.MISSION" KIPS The Hi"h OommLssioner cabled ui:<ler date London, 30th (6.30 a.m.) :- -Retro. _'rad reports that tho Germans, have evacuated their tret;eh<"s on the riuiit bank of tli.. I'./ur'ii near Misttttewic. The Russians were very successful in cro.ssinp; the N'ida ami carrying by assault the fortified villages of Starokore/.in and Senisla vice. The enemy havo been driven bii'-k in \\ estern Galieia. fifty thousand Austrian.-- were raptured it: the hall of December. In Anatolia, the Russians crossed th" Laursin and checked the progress of lanio Turl;ish fore.-s. Till". r.VHAI'I'V AI >TRIAN'S. PKPI'LSK l!V MON'TKN'EGRTN'S. ( KTTr.N'.IK. Oerember 30. (Received December 31. at 3.50 a.m.) The Atistrians on Monday attacked the Montenegrins idon-; their whole front in Jlor/.oL-ovina. but everywhere, they were repulsed with heavy Josses. "A WAU. OK INDIANS." "/OVAL J?KPRY TO I.YOPPOR'JTN'K srKKiTf. ! T.OXnOX, .December 30. I (Received December 31. at. 3.50 a.m.) Speaking in one of the Provincial Councils. Suhrnmania Iyer said there v.cro no more loyal s.'.ibjvets than the reprosentatives educated ill India, but a. dissolution 1 of Congress could not be. entertained till | India, was near the. of s> If-povonJ-j jni.'iit. Rhupendra. Xathbthu, president ot' the Congress, deprecated tiie introduction of controversial matter, and .said : " We present a united empire. We eiiu put ;i I wall of Imf Tans in tho field against which | the Germans will hurl themselves in vain."

SIR FRANCIS WINGA'FF'.S TASK. (London 'Times' and Sydney 'Sun 'Seirijes.) LONDON", ])o.oml.or 30. 'The Times.' in a loader commenting on thr Sudan, says : " Perhaps no part of the .Kmpire. was regarded more anxiously on the day when hostilities beor.'ui. The manner in which the support, of the Egyptian army and of the. religions heads Was secured represents a remarkable adminiwtrativo feat, reflootintr the utmost credit on Sir Franris (Sirdar of the F.uyptia.n Army).'' 7D\LIKF IN' CAPE TOWN. (London 'Times' and Sydney 'Sun' Servioes.) LONDON*. December 30. A correspondent, writing from Cape Town, says that- evidence, of the relief felt over the suppression of the rebellion urn be soon in the influx of visitors from all parts. A general feeling exists that the crisis has passed both in Europe ami South Africa.


PKARC 'F-( OOK WJtANGLE. MELBOURNE, December 31. (Received December 31, at 10.20 a.m.) Victoria's war cifts total £500,000. Mr Cook, M.P., maintains the. necessity of increasing the number of Australia's reinforcements. Commenting on New Zealand quotas, he. said : "If v.e sent, the same proportion as New Zealand we should hav* already despatched 60,000 men instead of 30,000, and we ehculd require. 9.0C0 reinforcements monthly to replace wastage, which is three times the number now contemplated. Wc are. much behind the other Dominions in supplying men for the land forces." .Senator Pearce describes Mr Cook's utterances as " hot air." and poiTits out that the resources of the Commonwealth would be hard put to it to arm anil equip 100.0 CO in a reasonable time.

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THE GERMAN PEOPLE, Issue 15689, 31 December 1914

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