13 FEBRUARY 1915, Page 2

The news from the western theatre of the war is

again not specially important, but on the whole the ding.dong has gone in favour of the Allies. At the beginning of the week the British gained what appears to have been an important local success. It was reported on Monday that they had carried a brickfield on Saturday—an important position, and one very stubbornly contested by the Germane, who lost seine five hundred prisoners in their vain effort to hold it.