RECROSSING THE AISNE.
AT- THE BRIDGE HEAD. '
FJRENCH WERE HARD PRESSED. THE LA BASSEE PUZZLE. .. RUSSIA'S INDICTMENT A USTROGERMAN ATROCITIES. RETURNED INDIANS GOOD RECRUITING AGENTS. Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright,
THE SOISSOMS FIGHT. ,; REBRTDGING THE ALSNE FOR FRENCH RETREAT. A CLOSE THING. \ OALLANTRY i'.Y ALL ARMS. | PARTS, Ja.iiiia.ry 18. ! Wounded men give stirring narratives j of the brittle at S'oissnns. Ton thousand ! French troops were lighting 40.C00 Get- j ( mans. ! The bridges over the Aisne at Missy | and Yenizel were swept away on January j 12. but. the French, engineers, while sub- | jerted to long-range artillery tire, worked ; day and night, several being drowned. Tho bridge "at Missy was repaired hy dawn on' January 14, when the French general force were enabled to retire. The Germans attacked in clo.se formation, and two of their battalions wro annihilated by the bridge-head defenders, ; who held a* position behind the wall of glass work.". Somo of the Germans seized j tho barrels of the rifles protruding 1 from j tho loopholes in tho wall. Tho French j ritlemen were almost at their Inst cart- : i ridge when their mitrailleuses fired, ; forcing the Germans to fall back, and , enabling the French rearguard to retreat, j Four Fiench guns remained on the j northern bank of the Aisne. AVhcu the ■; last shot had been tired from these a < wounded French artillery officer ordered ' the guns to be dragged to the edge and flung into the mud. Six gunners then ran over the bridge and escaped. NO FURTHER DEYELOPMI-NTS. PARIS, January 18. (Received January 19. at 8.45 n,m.) | A communique stn-tcs: We vcpnhorl two j attacks near Autrechcs. and captured tho j German works at Hois-le-Prelro. _ The! situation at Sohsous and elsewhere is mi- j changed. LA BARGEE. A pczzltxtT position. LONDON. January 18, (Received January 19. at 9 a.m.! 'The Times' explains that the. British ; success at .La Basses is -unconfirmed. Mud is rendering the trenches a quagmire, and a heavy artillery battle is progressing. PARIS, January 13. ; ' f,e Matin' iuis received a message! from St. Omer ibefween Lille and Calais) ! stating that owing to their position being \ untenable under converging artillery lire, i tho Hermans have abandoned La Rassee. < NO ATTACK MADE. SUCCESS OX THE LYS. j ARTILLERY DESTROY BRIDGE. j LONDON. January 13. \- (Received Jnnuaiy 19, at 11.10 a.m.) : ' " Ey<--witness : ' denies- the canhiro of: German positions at La Bassoe. No at tack ' was attempted, Alihoimh tho enemy's artillery has been ; inn-oased (adds "Eye-witness") our ar- : . tillerv destroyed an important; bridge at ; Freilinc<hi<?n, below Anncnticros. i KAISER FN FRANCE, AX UNEXPECTTT) ENCOUNTER. (London ' Times' and Sydney * Sun ' Services.) LONDON, January IS. A Prussian Guardsman writes to i ho . 'Cologne Gazc-ttn* that the Kaiser made a splendid speech, and drank a glass of wine with an artillery officer. W'hcu in the Argonne the .Kaiser inspected a. cave. • Somo French emerged, He started on i seeing a full company of French soldiers, j and drew back, but'a Lands! urm officer ; exclaimed: "Your Majesty, they pro only !, prisoners passing through here. They seo j you just for once.'' i ■ i' THE SHOE PINCHES. j CWIRMAN P.R.ES3 OUTBURST, j NON-OOMIIATANTs" MUST SUFFER. ' (London ' Times' and Sydney ' Sun ' Services.) LONDON", January 13. j Copenliagen reports that the German I Press are. complaining of Britain's at- j tempt to causa a famine, in Germany. The. papers deol&TO that tho whole British nation must ho regarded as a hateful f enemy. They demand submarine and < Zeppelin attacks on Britain daily, every- !, where it is possible to make them. NO CASE—ABUSE THE OTHER SIDE. j (London 'Times' and Sydney ' Sun' Servica*.) LONDON, January 18. A Bedin official statement describes the \ French pepo-yt of German atrocities ae the ' climax of a lie campaign. The German • army will not ho affected by this ssort of | - filth", -which merely denotes what poisonous !' arms Germany's opponents are .availing j themselves of —opponents who formerly worn called chivalrous,' AU.STRO-GER.MAN" ATROCITIES. PROTEST E/ROM PETROGBAD. MANY CASES CITED, PETBOGRAD, January 18, (Received January 19, at a.m.] Tho Russian Government) have requested the Spanish Embassy to complain, to the German and Austrian Governments of their soldiers' atrocities. The, German ambulance men methodically despatched op mutilated the wounded Russians, jjijeve* : linl Jiangcd tis a, ro,f[iit-£f a j
.German commander's general order. Tim C.crmans shot civilians' at Kalisz without reason. Tho Prussians- murdered a priest at Koviki. Tho Austrian?! at Alakovo Chatava violated women and girls and illtreated the population, n.-irticulnrlv the pneste-, for rofmsing to give information regarding the. Russian armv. Tho Germans also misused the white flag. IN THE CARPATHIANS. SOME BOUGH WORK. (London ' Times ' and Sydney ' Sun ' Services.) LONDON, January 18. An officer returned from, the Calician front .states that. ihp. Ihmians hold all the important 'Carpathian pass.es. ]|e words a brilliant feat by a. Caucasian re«iniont. Holding on to "the tails ,of mountain ponies, at night time they scaled an apparently impassable..summit. Getting to tho rear, they surprised and ."eenred the : surrender of'a Honved battalion (Hun- : I garian fiecond line trooj.^). | THE INVASION OF PERSIA. (London 'Times' and Sydney 'Sun' Sorriass.) LONDON. January 18. The Turks have notified Persia that | they will -withdraw, provided tho Rus- : sians evacuate the Caucasian region. INDIAN RECRUITS. A VOLUNTEERING BOOM.. DELHI, January 13. (Received January 19, at 0 a.m.) Applications from Indian army reserve, officers for service with Indian regiments ; continue to be received in large numbers. j Bocrniting £or the Indian nvraj continues |in a remarkable degree. Tho appetites | of tho fighting races have been whetted I by the stories of Indian successes. i The India!) wounded who have returned ; speak enthusiastically of the kindness and attention shown them in Europe, and. the 1 volunteering movement has received n big fillip. AUSTRALIAN OFFERS. AMPLE REINFORCEMENTS POSSIBLE. SIDNEY. January 10. (Received January 19, at 9.10 a.m.) ; Recruits are. now coming forward so well 1 throughout the Commonwealth that it is : believed the Ecdcr.nl Government will be able to more than fulfil thoir promises regarding supplementary expeditionary contingents. HON, J. ALLEN INTERVIEWED. ; NEW SYSTEM OF RECRUITING. CHRISTOITUROH, January 10, Interviewed last night in regard to recruiting, the Minister of Defence paid that so far the department had obtained a.U the men it wanted. Ho added that in n few days a new system in connection with recruiting would be put in operation. Tinder this scheme those who wished to volunteer would be able to fill in cards which would be obtainable from all post and telegraph offices, The men would then receive notice in due course when and where to report themselves, in the jnoantime they would be able to follow their ordinary work. THE HORRORS OF WAR, ROME, January 10. (Received January 19, at 8,16 a.m.) The Pope has written a prayer for deliverance from tho horrors of war, to be used in Europe on February 7 and out- , side Europe mi March BL j HIGH COMMISSIONER'S CABLE. j The Hieh Commissioner cabled under : date London, January 10; ! Near Autrechcs, north-east of yie-sur-lAisne, two Gorman attacks wove repulsed. I North-west of Pont-a-MoiisEOnsoVeml Gotj man works were captured. Only a porI tion of Bois-10-Protro is et-ill in the j enemy's hands, the Allies repelling- conni tcr-aftaclcs ami maintaining all gams. BALTIC MINES. GERMAN STEAMERS' TOLL. STOCKHOLM, January 10, (Reee-iwd January 19, at. 11.40 a.in,) In the last fwtnjght five German cargo varying from 1,000 tons to 2,000 tons in «zo, have bec-»n mined and sunk in the Baltic. ON THE PERSIAN GULF. ARAB RISING REPRESSED. LONDON, January 18, (Received January 19, at 11.40 turn,) Official: British tooea, assisting the Sultan of Muscat, *<ep«llod a rising, and inflicted 000 casualties. . [Aluseaf is in tho province of Oman, in Arabia-, near tho cutrance to the Persian Gulf.] THE COUNTRY'S FINANCE, IiIJSBANI)I?!fCT~rTS RESOURCES. NO FRESH ISSUES WITHOUT TBEASURySAPEROYAL, LONDON, January 18. (Rec<iived January 19, at 12.45 p.m.) pwing 19 the necessity of, husbanding the financial resources of tho countrj-, willi a view to the sucoessinl prosecution of the war, tho Treasury has decided, in connecj tioti with tho reopening of the Stock I Exchange,, that all fresh isiues of capital | must be submitted for tho Treasury's apjjj;QVial«
FROM ARGENTINA 'i;o THE BATTLE FRONT. The followiiiß story, related by n. British officer, i.-i ;i splendid example of the spirit of loyalty «.nd devotion displayed by the Indian Army;—"An ex-Scpoy oil a wellknown rfikh iTfjimcnf. who had retired sonic years afro, .and was making a. fortune on a limber farm in the Argentine, heard tluit his old regiment was proceeding to tho war. He at once flirrw up his work, paid his own passage over to London, and on arrival wandered about making inquiries until, by a cVeat piece n? luck, lie heard of nun of bis own otHcers who bad been returned wounded from the. front. To hi in hi' proffered his rwpiost that ho should bo *r,nt out immediately to hie old regiment to tr;ke his .--.lntro in' fighting for tho Xing-Empwor. If is request was acceded to, ami ho is now at I ho front doing Ins pari in the splendid work performed by the Indian Army.'' WIRES FKOM KAISER AND OTHERS. Distinguished guests who should have honored ihe dinner on November 28 of tho London Sketch Club sent to Mr Walter Emanuel the following wires explaining why they were unavoidably piworit-od from attending : ■••- 'the Kaiser: Had hoped to be able to get. over. Regret prevented, My Art bleeds for you. Crown Prince, of Germany; Sorry, but if i.s just at night that one goes a-burg-liny. ' Emperor of Austria : Thanks for offer of entertainment and refrealnni-mt, but c-Rimot ldiivo Austria-Hungry. King of Italy: Would lovo to join you, but have not, the money for tho journey. Kiui; of the Belgians: Not going <-'iit till Brussels sprouts again. Shan't he long. Sultan 01 Turkey : Thanks, but me and Allah and the Prophet and Bloudio Bill are particular as to the company wo keep, The Tsa.r: You evidently forget that my telegraphic, address is now " Notadrap-ou-"inki, Petrogiad.'' President Wilson : My difficulty is this: I have to lie neutral. If I went to your show 1 should also havu to go to a- gathering of beastly Germans. General Trench : Regret heavily engaged —with a. certain contemptible little Kaiser. General Joti're : Sorry; too busy proving to the Germans that my Piou-I'ious are not, to be piou-pioned. President of the Society for tho Promotion of Peace : dust off to tho war. An invitation to General Do Wet was returned marked "Gone away. Addruts unknown." The L'ensor-in-Chief wired: " , , .!" PER KAISER UND DER CROWN PRINCE. Der Kaiser call der Crown Prince in I'ml say to him : " Mein son, I tilde ve go und lick der vorldt— Dot, give me lots of fun !" Der Crown Prince savs : "Perhaps wc can't." .Per Kaiser slaps der table. Und say: " If I vould lick der vorldt, By Colt! mein son, I'm able, " Der Frenchman ; vot is dem to mo? I crush dem mit mein thumb. In voost, von week in Paris streets, on hear my Bencher's drum. "In spite, of Treaties I vill show Der Belgians who I am, I'm yoosf, like, certain politicians, Mem word ain't wort a ——. "I coine right back from Paris quick, Und tackle, him heir Tsar. I bet, he. says quite suddenly: 'Vot. fighting man you are!" ''Und little George of England, too: I turn him on mein knee, Und spank him so he cries out loud : ' Acli, Kaiser, pardon mo!' '' I take him from his fighting sehipps, Und turn dem into sehunk; I make him dip his flags to mein, Ve.n all his sehipps is sunk. " And if tho Yankees give mo sass, I go right over der And tear deir hateful country up. I vill, by Gott, I swear i "Per yellow Japs dot talk so big, I give dose fellows boll j I make dem tink der planet Mars On tup of dem has tell. " Why, you don't know me yet. mom boy ; You never mo tight. But dat's the Gott Almightier's ding In violi I take delight." J.J. A, Dnnedin, December 31. MIHCJ-XLANTSOUS. Edgar Wncjley, tho Red Star Football Club aid Vtnirnrn.pa and New Zealand representative footballer, who 3ms been playing the Northern game in England during the post. ?ax years, has joined Iho English Expcdliionnry Force, and i? now in tho firing lino in France Since he ha* been in England Wrii;ley ha< bo-en looked upon as one of the best, ba-ks in the Old Country, and the, liiout danfteroiirt «eminp men playing the North'/.cn Union came.
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