WAR IN EUROPE.
CONFERENCE AT CALAIS.
FRANCE AND BRITAIN.
London, Decemprv-5. The Press Bureau states tnafc Mr Aequith, Lord Kitchener, Mr Balfour and their military and naval advisers had a conference with M. Briand, General Gallieni, Minister ofl War, and Admiral Laoage at Calais to day, and returned to London in the evening.
A Greek communique, issued in London, states tbat in order to express her pro-Entente's sympathies. Greece is equipping ambulances for tbe Brit isb forces in the Balkans £6000 has been subscribed.
The Ceylon Legislative Council has decided to vote £100,000 annually for ten years towards the cost of the war.
STATUES MADE INTO CANNON
The bronze statues in the Capuchin Church of Innsbruck are to be used for the manufacture of cannon and sheila They include a fine statue of the English King Arthur. It was the the statues from the Franciecian not Capuchin Gburch at Innsbruck tbat are to be taken for munition manufactures.
MUTINY AT SHANGHAI New Yore. December 5.
Beuter's correspondent; states tbat the Shanghai mutiny has been con fined to tbe cruiser Obaoho, which will be sunk at daylight.
A Berne message states tbat a demonstration of Berlin workers, in conpequenoe of the scarcity of food, was broken by military soldiers, who fired upon the crowd, and it is esii mated that 200 were killed and hundreds wounded.
STRIKE IN AUSTRALIA.
Sydney, Deo. 5
Tbe strike of carpenters at tbe naval dockyard, Garden Island, ha 3 been settled.
Herr Gustave Wand, recently musical director at the Gaiety and Adelphi Theatres, died as the Alexandrii Palace internment camp.
The "Observer" states that M. Skouloudi has informed correspo_-, dents tbat their telegrams must be censored by Jean Larren. The latter proves to be Baron yon Schoon _ tool and a Turkish Legation spy The matter has been brought under tbs notice of the Allied Legations.
Bucharest, December 5
It is officially stated tbat tbe military authorities from Monday next will commandeer all steamers acd other craft in Roumanian waters be longing to foreigners.
A HEAVY SHORTAGE
Wellington, Dec. 6
Recruiting for the Eleventh Rein forcements shows a shortage of 587 men for infantry. Tbe deficiency i_i ctnefly in tbe South Island, wbetonly 213 men have been secured to go into camp in December againe!; 707 required. The North Islanl shortage is only 93.
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WAR IN EUROPE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3502, 7 December 1915