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CAPTURE OF CERNAY.

SOME Sill! 11l NO WORK. DASH OF THE Fll ENBH. I’ARiS. -lanmiry 5. '1 i;,. fighting at Bcnuiy was fmmidable. The is<l 'the pais was unceasing lor •naan dan's, and the valleys were tilled with n.-Jiiv, , attic and the debris el ruined When t]j e. Fremh drove tin' (Jenna ns T’linttii tiie From b aiteinpteil to :U - a bridge ~vei‘ the i hur Liver, west V. nutv. Cn December 29 the Gorman Ci.'i- tin Ced t he!!! t" retreat. ;!n'te , ;.■ i ui, ll s laiW'.'i ms cut to pieces the Frein'li gu.nding Fa' 1 aridge. and destroyed the 7-::.toons. !!'"!■- separating tlie Fiencii rei,.{' ; „,i is’ n gbl 1 .ink. i;df,,r.= ■■ i'-m-h pins could reply the (1.-nn.i"s !.■■ aiwivi! in the forests and mviMr'-.i - no. toe hill dominatin'.: the i."i Ino Kren.cli. in grave-,,-icg, ; -on nn> rare for (he heights. Tile i ~,..1;- faiii’il two ulik'is and a- barn- , f < r,trunks, and ;ut-'r a. rough-amF t n ■ 1 1 i., vciih bayonets and mile butts the i i .leiivered a ’-nidi.ini (.barge three ihe i terii'ans, adva nri ng, saw t!ie French in I'li'siiion. and iri-'d to turn them, hut it sitoo late. The French onus opened ou -’rtuk'i at a ranuo of l.OOOyds. Horses v ;o;i'-ils ctiidfloi. Une run toppled to the. . -ui.m or the hil! a:.d uas smashed to 11 has St-einbaeh wa- surrounded. A REMARKABLE A 1 MSS Aid M. AMST K R1) AM. Janun ry 5. Va-d by yarJ the Hermans arc being : towards the Dutch frontier. A ,a'_w force eg Herman marines is eont meeting tie fence works two miles and a and from the fioiith-r. Fifteen, hnun-es at- Hcvst have neon he■neiisn.nl to clear um way for aims comma r.dir.g Zcebrugge. BADT.Y WAN 1 ED BY THE UK BY AN.A (London ‘ Times ’ and Sydney * Sun ’ Services.) LONDON*. January 4. ‘ Lc Temps’ says that ou Busang Day General Von Biosing delivered a. long harangue to the Germans, urging them to . ainuro Yprcs at all costs in order to offer Bit Kaiser a New Year's gift. THE RUSSIAN FRONT. A U STB lAX BATTALIOX SURRENDERS IX THE CAiirA.TH.IANS, rKTROGRAP. January 4. Official: Unimportant work was done on the left, bank oi the Vistula. There was s.une desperate fighting ou the 2nd. and c‘d insi. in the ThiLinioSf region, where the. Germ-ms lost sis machine guns n-ud a number of prf.-ctiers. Fresh pivgic's has been made, in West Galicia-. A iciio.e Austrian battalion nirremiered iu the, Ur.ok. Pass. In the same district a hostile column, with its staff’, was captured, together with military documents. BA -Til Mill'll >. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun' Services) LONDON. January 4. Vienna rdvb“S aniunmce tin- retirement f two goner,lls, allegedly oil the ground of id-he.iitU. and oilier rot in iiinit - from !ng-h coinnr.inus are (expected as the res.nt oßtim IIIU L i.-y Seivia,. THE INVASION OF HUNGARY. RUMANIANS Bill INTERESTED. ,XondoQ 'Times ’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ‘ Services.) I-ETUOGRAD. -I an nary 4. The ‘ Bourse 1 iazette ’ says; •• Onr vief nricejs advance at- Rukee.vi mi will compel B:e A'isrrians to surrender or crus.- the Rumanian boundary. Yea nw!: ile onr sne- < esses arc iul! item. mg Rumanian sentiLONDON, January 5. The ‘Daily Mail's ’ IVtrograd correspondent states that, on..- Bitssian array 0 runsuing tiie Austrians on the Hungarian side of the Bar pa tidans and aura h'-r approaching the frontier by T'ranh.vlvaniu. having almost .subdued resistance at, Tnucowina.. Tiu P.ussia-ns' iccus.css to tiie Runiauiiun iron tier is inercasing eagerness to juiii lueui ami rclsc Xruiisylvania. THE ALBANIAN RISING. ESS AD PASHA BIASY. UOYM. January 3. A telegram froiuDurazzo states that the 'nsurge-nts on Sunclay d(■ ina ll de,t tlint the Trench and (Servian .Ministers should be handed over, .Later limy attacked the town. Essad Pasha, to the •Italian Legation, and Urn warships Misu-i-ita and Sardegna, silenced t lie insurgents. 'l'he Italian,. French, and Servian Legation embarkixi uu the warships. J ho ‘Giorualo d'ltalia ’ states that a, violent belt lie is proceeding -at Tirana Imt'.MCU Et-sad Pasha and the rebels. THE TROUBLE FORESEEN'. (London‘Times* and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Services.) I.ON DOX. ’ January 4. ‘The Tirru’s’s ’ correspondent ;d Rome iS.iv.-j the situation iu .Albania is daily swo.ving more alarming. Tim rebels have sent a messago to Dnrazzo, intimating their intention to march on the capital. Tim Government are prcp.aring to defend iho city. .In Italian ciuiser is stationed at Dnrazzo to protect Italians. ITT TRAXSC'AUCASIA. I’ETROGRAI), January 5. Official: The battle at Baxykamish continues to develop to our advantage. Wo dislodgi'd the enemy at Ardagaa after • fierce lighting, with heavy Turkish losses. IVii arti now pursuing the- routed tummy, THE NAVY, WAITING POLIC Y BEST, XEW YORK, January 4. *-Tho Times’ has an article on IJntish rnava.l strategy which is attributed to an ’ American naval writer ranking nest to the late Admiral Mahan. The writer says« “The British Fleet has accomplished what was expected of it. The circumstances have produced strategy of the highest order. Britain is still mistress of the seas. Amateur strategists who demand that Britain should steam madly over minefields in order to reach the Germans simply ask the British to commit national suicide. A policy of watchful waiting must be pursued. Every man is doing his duty, which Is as much the keynote of the service today a, it was in Kelson's day.”

CHRISTMAS AT SEA. LONDON*. January 5. Admiral Jellicoe, in a letter, states that the Navy spent Christmas Day waiting for the Germans. Church services were held and communion dispensed with the ships cleared for action and the men at the gnusBOMBARDMENT FROM SKA IN GERMAN EAST AFRICA. CAPE TOWN*. January 5/ The British warships Fox and Goliath bombarded Dar-es-Salaam (a coastal town in German East Africa), and ,disabled all the enemy's shipping. European* and 20 natives were taken prisoners. GOLD JETTISONED FROM SHATTERED EMDEX. FREMANTLE, January 5. The ‘Times’ of Ceylon reports that the Ernden’s prisoners slate that, previous to beaching the cruiser, her sailors throw overboard two bags of looted gold. GERMANY'S SHIRRING. A MOVE FRUSTRATED. BO I’ KN HAGEN, January 5. A Norwegian shipmaster from Gibraltar report' that some German steamers attempted to sail under Norwegian names to avoid -eiznrc. The I laniburg-Amerika’s Graecria, under an assumed name, and canning three month'' provisions for two German warships, tried to cross the Atlantic. but an English cruiser captured her and took her to Gibraltar. ARMED MERCHANTMAN'S CAPTUR KS. I.AS PALMAS. January 5. The German steamer Otari, from Pernambuco. honied 38 sailors from French ships 'link by the Kronprinz Wilhelm, and 55 British from the Mcanier Bellevin, sunk on December 4. THE NEW ARMY. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney * Sun ’ Services.) LONDON. January 4. ‘ The Times.' in a leader, says : “ The task of raising an army of a second million men is one of great magnitude and some perplexity. While we hope that voluntary service will continue to supply onr needs, we hold that the hugeness of the undertaking should cause reluctance to consider the possible necessary alternative, of conscript ion. We have been five months, and are only beginning onr task. We must ] tint in\tor in onr fipsl-iDV. Vmt lace t*he 1 issne with calmness and foresight." j REINFORCEMENTS. | THE DOMINIONS’ DUTIES, i (London ‘ Times ’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Services.) LONDON. January 4. ‘The Times's ’ military correspondent says that the great need of the. armies from oversea' is drafts to maintain them. The Home Defence Forces run into large figures, and it is necessary for the Government to explain how the required number can be obtained. ‘‘ We need the assurance that voluntary service can be relied upon to find the numbers needed.” LONSDALE R EPRI EYED, LONDON, January 5. Tiie ‘ Morning Po-fs ’ Berne correspondent state.' that the death sentence on Lonsdale, a refractory prisoner of war in Germany, will not he carried out. It was passed with the object of terrifying the British prisoner.', who are often refractory. EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS. AMSTERDAM. January 5. A Berlin telegram states that the. first exchange of permanently incapacitated prisoners will be made at Geneva this mouth. NEW YEAR MFSSAGF, ON BEHALF OF XEW ZEALAND. LONDON, January 5. The newspapers publish $Jr Massey’s Nciv Y'ear message. WELLINGTON. January 5. In reply to a request by the Lojvdon ‘Daily Bbrnnicle - for a message of Imperial fellowship and support on tho o'ia.sioii of the opening of the new year that will he so fateful for the future of the Empire and the civilised world,. Mr Massey stated : As British citizens New Zealanders commence the now year with perfect < onfidence. feeling certain that the spirit which consolidated and strengthened the Emphe during 1914 will continue to animate the different members of tho great Imperial family until the whole, world realises that in peace or war we stand together, ready and willing to defend to the last our glorious heritage of freedom, and that we consider no sacrifice too great to maintain the honor of our race, which will enable, ns to keep faith with our Allies. 1 IRELAND'S STAUNCHNESS. LONDON. January 5. Mr William 'Redmond, in an article in the ‘Daily Chronicle.' says: "By every consideration of honor and sentiment Ireland is heart and soul with the Allies against the Germans. There are not many people in Ireland who have no friends in Australia. New Zealand, Canada. or elsewhere. To friends of 30 rears, who helped to win our reforms, we are never indifferent or neutral when we see their free lauds menaced and endangered."

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CAPTURE OF CERNAY., Evening Star, Issue 15693, 6 January 1915

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CAPTURE OF CERNAY. Evening Star, Issue 15693, 6 January 1915

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