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POOR BELGIUM.

Belgian men, what see ye? Golden con for the) stranger. What sow ye? Human uois.es that ivait for the avenger. Fainting forms, h'urtaor-stricken. what ?oc you in the outing? Lengthy trains to bear our food away amid the German*, scouting. There's a proud array of soldiers. What do they round your door? They guard our spoilers' granaries from 'the thin hands of the poor. Pale mothers, wherefore weeping? Would to God that we were dead— Our children swoon before us, and we cannot give them bread.

10 THf EDITOR. >Sir, —An appeal to the citizens of Dun edin to contribute to the Belgian relief fund will be made to-morrow, and I feel convinced that no person of any race who, since the present war commenced, having read the dark page.6 of Belgium's history—a history of blood and tears —can pcfalbly refrain from contributing their mite towards the relief of the remnants of a gallant but now practically am exterminated race. To-day Belgium's cities, towns, and hamlets are reduced to smouldering ruin-; all her food lias been taken.to Germany; her entire landscape is dotted with newlyfilW graves; her hospitals are crowded with her wounded heroes—heroes who faced od<U? that would test the stoutest heart, men who met and hurt Berlin's bullies. I saw in an English paper the other day a. picture of a group of little children outside a Belgian hospital. The picture was sufficient to cause one's blood to binst through his veins. Those children should now be. under Britain's care. Will they be turned down? Surely not.— I am. etc.. M. M'Alles-. October 20.

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POOR BELGIUM., Issue 15628, 20 October 1914

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POOR BELGIUM. Issue 15628, 20 October 1914

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