THE FIGHT FOR CRACOW
' AT NEW YEAR TTME. ENORMOUS GERMAN LOSSES, LONDON, January 9. Tho ’Daily Chronicle's Roland correspondent, spanking of the lighting from Cracow to tlio Rawka. states that for 36 limit’s the battle shifted like a moving flame. in a long line, but its intensity is now abated. The Germans entirely failed to accomplish their plans, with ghastly loss to themselves. 'l’ho tight at Cracow was characteristic of the encounters along tho whole front. The German at tank, was exceptionally heavy throughout New Year's Day. culminating in ait infantry assault at night. Ihe German artillery throughout the day lavishly shelled the Russian trenches with huge 52 centimetre howitzers. During tho in fan try charge the German generals sacrificed men like water, and the ground was heaped with ridges of grey-clad dead. I pwarcls of 6,000 Germans were killed id Cracow alone, and one night's abortive lighting along the front cost them 30.000 dead and three times as many wounded. GERMAN PLAN TO DAMPER PURSUIT. LONDON. January 9. The Roland correspondent of the ‘ Daily Chronicle’ states that the Kaiser's latest proclamation, which has been found on some prisoners, states that if the Germans are compelled to retire in Poland they must leave .standing neither house nor tonn. but only the bare earth underfoot . A DAY OF PRAYER. AMSTERDAM. January 9. The Prussian Government have forbidden festivities on tho occasion of tho Kaiser's birthday, and recommend religious observances. The Ministry of War have cancelled the usual parades, and substituted a church parade. A German communique states that the Gentians have taken 1.200 more prisoners in the eastern theatre, and that they captured 2,000 Russians and seven machine ciins cm the 7th. RUSSIA'S PRISONERS. WURMANS WELL TREATED, RERUN. January 9. The ■ Vortvaerts.’ a, Berlin Socialist paper, publishes a German surgeon’s statement that the prisoners at Lodz are extremely well treated, all praising the K-us-.-dans. | | AU>T RIAN ANXIETY. RE FBI ll IR A I). January 9. A Men ice wireless message lias been receive,] from Austria requesting information ns to the fate of imprisoned Austrians. If rile reply is unsatisfactory Austria will alter her treatment of future prisoners. IN TDK CAUCASUS. A FTER SAR YK A MISH. PKTROGRAD. January 9. it is otli, ially announced that tho Turks have re.-umed a vigorous offensive in tho Karauteam region, anparently in order to I relieve their deplorable condition. Line muuauU of die Tenth Army Corps if i arc retiring precipitately front Isarykaniish. , There is nothing to report elsewhere in , the Caucasus.
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THE FIGHT FOR CRACOW, Evening Star, Issue 15697, 11 January 1915