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RISKY NEWS RUNNING.

HOW BELGIUM HEARS WAR NEWS,

Selling English newspapers in Belgium beneath the noses of the German usurpers is a dangerous pursuit just now, but it is being done, nevertheless, though the men in the business exiiot payment commenturnte with the rieka they run. The anxiety of the Belgians and neutrals shut up in Brussels ia very keen for English news, for the "official news" which ,the Germane allow to appear in local newspapers consists almost entirely ot German ■■victories." So the people inside the city have to rely for autnentio news entirely up n the English and French papers which are smuggled into them nod passed eteathily ftorn band to hand.

Newepnper running in these conditions is a hazardous occupation. The newgrunner with smuggled papers whispers in the ear of a likely buyer, who proceeds to a piece free from observation. There the newerunner follows him, and producea from a large in , side pocket one ot the coveted pnpers, fcx which as much' as 10s or a £1, or even more, may be demanded and paid. Recently three men cogaged in ibis trade were fired npon by German soldiers. Two of tbvm were wounded and sent as prisoners to Germany, the third man eeoaped. The purchaser of an English or Frenoh newspaper, if eaugbt s is either imprisoned or fined.

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RISKY NEWS RUNNING., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3465, 8 June 1915

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RISKY NEWS RUNNING. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3465, 8 June 1915

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