WAR IN EUROPE.
AMERICA AND THE ALLIES GENERAL SYMPATHY. SYDNEY, December 22 Mr U. S. Grant, son of President Grant, of the United States, says that 00 per cent of Americans are for the Allies. He believed that German Americans only sympathised with Germany as against Kngland, and that if America came in they would be loyal Americans if conviction arose that Amerir can deEtiny was involved in the war. Ho did not believe a single American would hesitate to right on the side of the Allies, KING CONSTANTINE. SOFI4, December 11 The newspaper "Mir" states that King Constantino has recognised as a military measure of precaution that German-Bul-garian troops must pursue the Entente Powers on to Greek tsrritcrv. MILITARY CROSS AWARDED WELLINGTON, Deoember 23 Captain Thomas Ralph Eastwood, of tho Bifle Brigade, and formerly A,D C. to His Excellency the Governor, has had the Military Cross conferred for conspicuous gallantry and ability at Gallipclli on August 6th and 7th. SAFE CONDUCT GRANTED LONDON, December 22 In the House of Commons Lord Robert Cecil stated that the Government had granted Captain yon Papen and Captain Boyed a Bafe conduct in deference to the Amerioan's wishes. GENERAL DE WET. AMSTERDAM, December 22. Newspapers commented oa magnanimity shown towards De Wet. and contrast it with German methods, where a bullet would probably have been his fate, REBELS RELEASED. i JOHANNESBURG, Dee 22 The release of those to whom tho amenefcy as granted followed upon the payment of the fines, and their signature to pledge to abstain from political agitation. The rebels are gratified, and regard their release practically as a Xmas box. VARNA BOMBARDED. ROME, December 22. The .'Tribuiia's" Athens correspondent states that the Russians bombarded Varna all day long, destroying forts and barracks, German submarines sallied out, but were driven back by gunfire. j FRENCH WAR LOAN. December 22 Subscriptions to the war loan exceed fourteen milliards of francs, approximately i £560,000;000. BILL DEFEATED. MELBOURNE, December 82 In the Assembly, after a design, tha stcond reading of the Commonwealth War Powers Bill was carried by 27 to 22, The Speaker announced that the measure had not re* ceived a statutory majority, and had therefore failed to pass. FACTORY DESTROYED Copenhagen, December 22 A traveller from Turkey reports that tho British airmen destroyed Krupps big new ammunition factory at Constaninople SYDNEY, December 22 Shopkeepers state that Christmas trade is better than ever, and attribute it to recent j raine and the splendid harvest. MELBOURNE, December 22 Mr Hughes announces tbat he bus been I informed by the British Government thai the Monarch and Smith Premier Typewriter Companies are connected with th ' ReraiDgton Dynamo Company, and they therefore are also placed on the list of enemy firms.
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WAR IN EUROPE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3507, 24 December 1915