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FRENCH ARTILLERY

DOES FAIR EXECUTION. (London 'Times’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Services.) BARIS, January 21. ill-eevivcd January 22, at 11.45 a.m.) A communique states : Wo silenced the enemy's batteries southward of tho -Somme and on the Alsne. Wo blew up the German works and ammunition depot in tho Prosnes-.Lvs Marqu sen and Moronvilliers districts, eastward of Khcims.

HIGH COMMISSIONER'S CABLE.

Tho Jligdi Commissioner cabled, J.ondon, Jannaiy 21 (6.55 pun.) : Paris reports that, in tho Champagne, cast of Rlieims, tho French demolished tho German works in tho region of Prosites-Les Marquises, and Moronvillier.s, obliging the evaciiutiou of tho trenches, and exploding nn ammunition depot. South-west- <>f Beausejour the Allies pro-g-ressod, capturing by surprise and occupying three of tho enemy's posts. "in the forest <>f Aprcmoixt, south-west of St. Mihiel. the French carried 150 metres of Gorman trenches, repulsing counter-ail neks. North-west of Pont-a-Monsson and Bois lo Pretro tho .Allies are, solidly holding the entire, position. Artillery duels aro general.

FRENCH .SUCCESS. THREE WEEKS AGO. LASSIG.NY AT'FAf-K SMASHED. PARIS, January 21. (Received January 22. at 3 a.m.) The Germans, on January 4, .attempted ■o ,-urrnse the French defending 1 - s'gns. 'They po.-ted 7.000 infantry behind a railway ernbajekmoiu, while the cavalry, hidden by the river bank, endeavored to turn their flank. A withering (ire stopped the cavalry, and the infantry surged over the railway and advanced in a mass. The French withheld their fire until tho Germans began to ascend tho slope, and came, witlr.n short, range. 1 hen every rifle, 'machine gun. and field gun was worked at utmost speed. 'The German? fell in hundreds, until tho survivors fled. .Meanwhile the cavalry were similarly cutl Tfl.a.ss;griy lies west of the, Oise, on the ratlNvav from. >ivtp : . y-o XORI.'OLK LAID. GOOD RECRUITING AGENT. LONDON, January 21. (Received January 22. at 11.45 a.m.) The, airship raid has resulted in largo recruiting In London.

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FRENCH ARTILLERY, Issue 15707, 22 January 1915

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FRENCH ARTILLERY Issue 15707, 22 January 1915

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