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ENEMY’S INITIAL ADVANTAGE. STEADILY DISAPPEARING. Press Association —By Telegraph—Copyright, t-OiiDOX, Jan.aa.rv T. Iv.vl Kitchener, sneaking in the House 01' Lords. si-ated that. German s great ;uivantages of numerical superiority and ex-t-ntfivv w.-u- nrcparatronis were certainly diminishing. Lord Lurzorv added that- tho utmost number of men must- be seat U> tlic front with the ica-m delay. lie believed that considerable more- than two millions would be needed—possibly nearer three. He expressed tho utmost satisfaction at recent events in Egvpr, The Karl' ‘of Crewe, speaking in tho House ft Lords, said that although our contribution to the limning line was Proportionately less than that of ether countries. oir overwhelming Navy and the general services rendered to all tho Allies <. d. Karl Kitchener was not, lie said, dissatisfied with the recruiting, tor a.- many were coming forward a? < oiild c dealt with.. THE AI .L iE S' ADVANCES. .SMALT.- BUT GENUINE. LUNDON. January 6. ‘ The Times.’ in a leader discussing the •progress <■; the Alih-s, remarks that if the daily •ia 1 rei-.-rts are carefully analysed over r, ~cr:»-s <>! days, it will ho found that war m Em v.e.-t is not quite a station- ■■ ■ y a-hi;.-. 11 appears that by a little hj. ;■■■ an.i a. litrio. there advances have been made. The BEtish. who are bravely hohitheir own la tho mad of Flanders, m-d J ; h\ :;-■!! in tho coal districts may r -rive iragement from these small hut .-a v.-'rs. The news from the ■ ;>:•■!■ a EimOre is distinctly cinorlul. V'.'ars r.v :s safe, ami is likely io remain TIN EM YE Till BUTE IX BERLIN RARER. AMSTERLLAM, January 7. Tm> • Lokal Anzeiger.’ in am article ; --id-'d ' id-uo:qm,--admits that ‘‘ Bidhs e-mrts prove hep will to conquer, v h:-h w-a honor. Frenchmen have displayed ; -’.m-'.h v military qualities, and Geneiai is nrn-eig Em- most excellent of .■■'m-ials. The Russians have displ >yed extraordinary tenacity, and tlieir imdlery ;s used with unexpected accuia y." .711! FINING I\l AN'A TIRADE. WILD TALK IN BREMEN., LONDON, January 5. Mr All red Lohmann, addressing the L nmn ( hamber of Commerce, accused dm British of every sort of crime, inclnd- : s:nk;ng German, vessels in neutral atransporting Gorman women and hddr.-n from Wes;. Africa in freight ships ■and r niggers, and bombing unprotected ton-. He said they used dum-dums, and m- th.--' fruits of tho German, intellect iy the r-am non Con of the intent Jaws. TEE COMMUNIQUE. I’ART;January 7. ihm-nd : Tim mg-- notable incident ye-?-day was a lively cannonade at Zille.'•Em. We maintained our posit ions in the A rg-cme. and slightly progressed at Hois .t-i.imgfbach, near Altkiroh. Z LIT EL IN .3 COME OUT’. LONDON, January 7. 1 ii)'-:e /I’.ppehns were reported between Cm as and Grave!meg * .j., Wednesday is 1,1 mg- Carman aemplauista flew .Dunkirk, apparently acting ns their 'cam l-hght-communder Samson and a Trciich aviator (.htn-cd tho intruders off. ENEMY 1N BELGIUM. m.-IEWE AND MUTINY., AMSTERDAM, January 7. I • l-raith ct tim (Ivnaati troops m A; twerp is in-sa!!.>::mto;~ 'Thro hundred ' 3 1 in Em hospital saifcring fi-oiu typhoid l-'V.-l . A iiim-migc from Brussels Mates that part • ' tin- sSth Bighm iii p-fused to go to the oi.t on the \ -si'. lii-re was a free rl gl. t i Cm To" n il.ili. v. her--- Ee smdmrs art-bdicti-r!. A STRANGE STORY. IJ >N D ON, Jan ua ry 7. Ac invalided lliiM-i! officer states that dm ivg t!m attack on the- British trenches a Gtmnvin undid- who was .-light I v v-' om!.id drugged himself into one of our t; -m hos, and ‘••aid • “ Give me a ritle. I !:v •■'! :or 27 years out of 30 in J-ingdand. I’d- lima eoira- of tim-e swine- over there vwe wounded. - ’ He lired at the Germans a’i dav. ii-.u was taken near evening as a L NO .MORE ‘-TRUCES.” AMSTERDAM, January 7. As - msmt of La- Ciii-istnijs episode ■> i b;n i.-• onier inum.dcs that uny frater. m-iiig wi;h the uiony u ill be punished a.s ire.isea. SOCIALIST RUMORS. •London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, January 6, 1 pmdiag-'n reports that the ' Vorwaerrs ’ !: - tited a- sensation by tho statement • mr the English Sociuliitsi tiro organising t-. -imitate for peace. STARVING BELGIANS. Lirains prom hunger. LONDON, January 7. Tie- It-iginn Relief Commission state -h i- \h - a - .-.uit food supply is sufficient ....' -t K I-! n;u-y 13. Fifty thou.-and volnn-tc-rs .arc distributing relief. TTiero are Li-- p.OOO destitmo jicople, and their sup- '■■ ; i- or,.ting £SOO 000 a month. The ( '■ a mi- imi are supplying 10.000 peasants i-i Km- Alcnco ValLy, who are isolated and t -ohm.-s. A!;;ny hj; vo died of starvation, THE CARDINALS ARREST. ROME, January 7. (V.vdiTial Afercier’i arrest, has created a pr.-found ini me.-sum in the Vatican. I’apnl chivies lire, ui able to credit it. A. RUSSIAN SUB PRISE OX LAST PRUSSIAN FRONT. I’ETROGUAI), January 6. Offi in: t IVo- suilderdy attacked tho vil];:g,' of lio/.riva, iu tho Mlawa district, she fcth in&t,., fund annihilated the fuc-iny with tho bayonet. There are uuimportant changes elsewhere. Our ntfersivo continues in P.ukowina ;S. i-i. Gaiiciu). THE EASTERN THEATRE. POSITION DEEMED GOOD. L-cndcn 1 Times * and Sydney ISirn ’ Serriofts.) LONDON, Jatuwrr 6. • Ti;e, TinWa’ military correspondent ca-1-•nlates that the Au.stro-Gennaris in the •aat have lost a third of their effective urength, and have accomplished nothing ►xcej.-t the postponement of tho Russian U!vai"i,-c. They have not broken any Rushan army, and arc not as far advanced aa ihey were at the end of October. He em-jfeiisim-fi the fact, drat tho demoralisation g the Austrians c-rifitinnes. Italy has now t substantial army ready for emergencies, k 1 Austn’a Is not in a position to hector or prevent L-r from icali-ing her Eihitionis, which will be cordially supplied by tun Entente.

HUNGARIAN FEELING. DISAFFECTION RUMORS UNTRUE. (London ' Time* ’ and Sydney ’ Sun ’ Serricav.) LONDON, January 6. ‘The Times's' Hungarian correspondent declares that, there is no disaffection in Hungary. and the people do not desire British" sympathy. There is universal keenness for the war and sincere loyalty to Austria. THE GO EDEN AGAIN. INJURED D.Y HINES. GO HENITA GE N. January 7. Constantinople states that the Gocbcn struck two Russian mines near the Dosptioras. 'VVie repairs ■vvtVV occupy three mouths. BLACK SEA GATE. TURCO-GER MA N A N XIKTY, ATHENS. January 7. Turkish and German engineers are collecting a large mini her of old steamers laden with stones ami cartli in the Dardanelles. They apparently intend to sink them to prevent the Allies' passage. IN TR A N S C A C A U SIA. THE TURKISH ROUT. PETROGRAD. January 6. The Turk? at Sarykamish outnumbered the Russians by 10 lo 1. The Turks adopted German tactics and attacked the front and flanks .simultaneously. They swarmed dotvn a steep gully which would have daunted Swiss mountaineers, waist Jeep in snow, half-naked, ragged, am! frozen, and attacked the Russians, who reserved their fire until the enemy were within 400 yards, when they opened a devastating machine-gun whirlwind. The Russians then retired, drawing the Turks after them into the zone of the Russian artillery, and rcinfma entente completed the enemy's destrmtion. GARIBALDI'S FUNERAL. ANTI-GERMAN DEMONSTRATION. ROME. January 7. There was a great demons! ration at Bruno Garibaldi's funeral at Genoa. i he co(tin was sainted with cries with Germany," " Vive la 1 ranee. In Trentino the police svizml a Larihaidian veteran’s flag, which the demonstrators after a severe- struggle recaptured, Several arrests were made. THE FORMIDABLE LOSS, GERMAN CLAIM. A SUBMARINE’S TORPEDO. LONDON. January 7. German nev. snapers publish official reports winch Gann that the Formidable was torpedoed. I)e.-u<>vcrs pursued the. submarine, which launched Ihe torpedo, but it wa s not damaged. ANOTHER RUMORED LOSS OFFICIALLY' DENIED. LONDON. January 7. Tito Press A.sso- iation denies the rumor circulated in America that the Thunderer was mined and sunk in the North Sea on November 7. EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS. POPE'S GOOD OFFICES. LONDON. January 7. His Majesty the King, replying to the Pope's suggestion for the exchange of iutapacitali'd prisoners, expresses satisfaction at His Holiness's action, which added weight to tiie British Government's suggestions to Germany, to which the latter had new consented. ISLANDS TRADE. MELBOURNE, January 7. A proclamation authorises the. issue oi licenses permitting trade with the. Pacific islands recently belonging to Germany. Traders must satisfy the Customs authorities that their products will not reach tiro enemy. HIGH FREIGHTS. USE OF CAPTURED VESSELS. LONDON. January 7. The Board of Trade arc. inquiring into the state of the freight market, the amount of available wheat, war risk expenses, and os iter matter.-, causing the rise in the price oi bread. British shipowners will probably be permitted to (.baiter during tlie currency oi tiie war enemies’ steamers lying in British F'-D-S. IVAR FUND. (Loudon ‘ Times ’ and Sydney 1 Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, January 6. The New Zealand War Contingent fund has now teached £7,000, the latest contributions being : --Auckland, £SOO ; Otago. £550. Lord Plunkct say.-, that tiie splendid response of New Zealanders further demonstrates the Dominion’s wannest feelings of loyalty. HEROES OF TITLE. Man'.- prominent names figure in the latest casualty lists. The killed, for instance. include Lieut, the Hon. M. R. Wvndham. brother of Lord Leconfiekl. neirprosumptive to the barony, and a, nephew of Lord Rosebery, and Captain the Hon. A. K. S. Mulhoiiand, eldest son of Lord Dunleath. Captain Mulhoiiand. who was attached to the Irish Guards, married in .1915 Ladv Joan Byng, daughter of the .Earl and Countess of Strafford. His vour.ger brother. Lieutenant the TTon. ‘Charles H. G. Mulhoiiand, 11th Hussar?, who now becomes heir to the barony, bus been reported wounded. Captain John Henry Strode Batten, who was shot through the heart on Ids way from Hie trench to confer with his commanding officer, served m ihs South African M av. was one of the garrison of Ladysmith during tiie whole of the siege, and received the King’s and Queen's medals with sit clasps. Sir John French has mentioned him in despatches from France, and lus brigadier >ays of the gallant officer : ‘‘ On a particular occasion, quite regardless of himself. he encouraged and steadied the men on the rightl of his battalion and of the luigade when very heavily attacked, and when the situation at that point was critical. It was owing to his very gallant conduct on that occasion that the portion of the. line held its own. Ho died a. noble death, and ha< left a. great example for his regiment to follow." Among tho wounded officers are the Earl of Kingston. Captain the Hon. T. E. Vesey (brother of Viscount do Vc.-eil, Lieut.-col. Lord Ardec (eldest soil of the Ear! of Meath), Pec. Lieut. Sir G. H. J. Dnekworth-King, sixth baronet, and Captain Lord F. Scott-. A NARROW ESCAPE. ■ Miss. Jessica Borthwiek, a niece of the lato Lord Glenesk. has been doing for soma weeks pant a beneficent work among the wounded in the Belgian trenches with an ambulance corps, of which Sir Robert Anderson is the chairman and the Dowager Lady Suffolk and Lord Methuen are vice-presidents. Describing to a representative of the ‘Pall Mall Gazette’ a journey to tho trenches, Miss Borthwiek said: “ Tho other day wo were sent for by field telephone to go to Dixmudo. We started from Furncs,"aad arrived at 2 o’clock in the afternoon at Oudo Kappclle. As none of tho wounded had then come in, wo decided to stop at a little farm for half an hour to take lunch, I was standing in tho road talking with a lieutenant when a. shell fell, taking off his left arm completely as though it had been chopped off with an axe, killing five others, and shatterng the house to the ground. A cow standing near was also killed, .bub another a few* yards away simply looked round and went on eating. For a moment I fek stunned, but was conscious of a shower of every kind of stone and dirt. One man. not otherwise wounded, was struck deaf and dumb by the ihock.”

HOSPITAL NKF.DKD TOR TIIKX Til AM. AX/APPKAL FOR FUNDS. 'Tlui Now Zealand 1>i;i 11 • of the I’ritish Medical Association is appcaHini for public sufiscripitions in aid of a proposal. lornuiTated after consultation with the t.'ommaiKiant, to establish 'ii military hospital .at Trcnlham. which is the standing camp for the whole of .New '/calami. It is pointed tint that this camp will presently contain o.COO men. and will continue in existence certainly lor a period of two years. It is not only a mobilisation camp, but also a demobilisation camp, so that men invalided from list* front will be discharged at Trentham ami not indiscriminately in various parts of New Zealand. or Tun land, thus improving on the roiiflitiosis nvljm'li pr-evn ilv-cl in ro.spci’t oi' military discharges after the V>oer \\ ar. At present, serious eases tire sent to tile. Wellington Public Hospital, and this practice will continue, but in a bit; camji like Trcntham many less serious wises and convalescents reipiiiv accommodation and treatment under military doctors and orderlies. 'The Clovermiicnl propose immediately. to build a small camp hospital, and the- .Medical Association hope. with, public aid, to increase the accommodation and equipment to the full extent required. This will reserve the tax on the capacity of the Wellington Public Hospital and make for ellicioucy and economy.

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