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The ' Daily Mall's * correspondant at Flushing advises that the German position on the Belgian seaboard is oritlcal. The enemy are said to be exhausted. The Allies, after much hard fighting throughout two days, recaptured and retain tho important railway centre of Roulers. There has been fierce fighting on the Allies' left wing, with the Allies holding their own everywhere. Tee destruction and killing at Lille were terrible. Both armies shelled the near villages, all the houses of which were reduced to ruins. The unfortunate Inhabitants died terrible deaths. Germans and Austrlans in England are no longer allowed free play. They are being arrested in hundreds. The great battle south of Przemysl continues, with enormous losses on both sides. The Russians more than hold their own. Cholera, smallpox, typhoid, plague, and lockjaw are rampant in Austria. The German Press are beginning to attack the Chancellor. The German commander at Brussels is said to have warned Germans to leave the city within 48 hours. Cermany is accused of being responsible for the Royalist rising in Portugal. The Navy League announce that the administration of the Navy leaves nothing to be desired. A TROOPER'S DKATH. WELLINGTON, October 23. Cooper Clement M'DermoU, from Wailiku, Auckland, a member of the Expeditionary Force, died in the. Wellington Hospital yesterday from measles and pneumonia; aged 20. His body as as .--cut north to-day. OVERSEAS CLUB. Tiie ladies associated with the movement for the relief of distressed Belgians and JJriti»hcrs are still active, and a glance round the room at the Express Company's buildings shows that their efforts in the direction of securing gifts of clothing and material are being met. The following addiitonal donations are gratefully acknowledged :~ i Mrs A. J. Morrison, Miss Farnie, Mrs P. Dalrvmple (Musselburgh). Mrs Allen. "Members No. 68,029 and 108,593," "Friends" (3), Mrs If. Nisbet. E.S.. Airs Broawn, Mrs M'Lennan, S.D., Mesdamcs Mills. 11. 15. Austing. John White (Anderson Bayt, and Marshall. Misses Ferguson and Ileid, Mcsdumes. Hitchcock (Hillgrovei, Fyte'iHillgrove), Callander (Allanton). "A. Friend" (2:, Airs M'Crone, Mr Mason (George streeti, Noel and Hruce Young, Mrs 11. K. Wilkinson, Mr Young (Frederick streeti, "Anon.." "Two Little Girls'' (Broad Bavi. Mesdaines Holdaway, W. Shand, 1,. E. JJaruelt, 1). Phillips'(Royal terrace), Chas. Duncan. A. 11. liurton (Kaikoraii. and Campbell, and " F.A." Miss Noel M'George forwards 245, to be devoted to the purchase of material, and ¥. and M.W. £c~nd 15s for the same object. Mrs Pinfold (Itoslyu) has donated a ease of clothing. Messrs 'M'George llro*.' No. 2 claim emplovees have forwarded the, following: T. Gillespie 20s. .1. Montgomcrv. G. Miller G. 11. Duffel. IL Prescott, W. M'Cord, and G. S. Itees 5s each.

Messrs M'Oeorge Pro?.' employees on No. 1 claim forward the following:—,J. Greig 15s, Frank Day. 0. Hrowning. T. Jones, F. Browning. 1). Maslin, A. Rciniie, and J. Moffat 5s each.

PATRIOTIC AND WELFARE ASSOCIATION. EMPLOYMENT AND RELIEF COMMITTEE. The l!rv. F. d. t'umniing ptcfided at the meeting of the Employment mid Relief Committee of the Patriotic, aiid Welfare Association, held this afternoon. An application from the Otag.i _Expansion League for the oxtensinn <jf time settor beginning the work in connection with the Ocean Beach esplanade wari lett-rrcd to the executive, with the lccommendatiou that the time hi.- extended to Novemher 2. The Chairman said that the Work,? Committee ot the City Council would meet a deputation to-nbht on the matter of construction of the T.eitli wall.—U was agreed that, in the event nf the work costing a little more, the deputation should have power to pend any recennnenuatiou on to tho executive, direct. Mr M'Allen drew attention to the that evidently no reply had been leceived fiom the ("ioveinmeut regarding the telegram .-eut dra,wing attention to the t'act that tretf passed were not i.-sued to oingie men going to work in the country. The name of Mr J. Rtastou wac added to the committee. THE EMDKVS CAPTURES. So fa- as ive know, the following is a con pieto' list of the vessels repotted t-i have been captured by the- Emdeu. All Pave beer. Mink with tho cxcejition of the Kabinga, wliich. in ballast, was sent into Calcutta with the crew- of the four firstmentioned vessels. : Vessel. Tonnage. Indict 3.39.V Diplomat V,610 Kdlin .. 3,5 i; Lovat ... 6,1.02 Trabboch 4.010 l\aljinga A.657 Clan Mathoson ... 4,4f0 City of Lincoln ... 5.867 Tymcric ■. o.ol'JKing Lud 0.650 Hibcni 0.500 Fovle 4.41 f P.uresk .'.500 Chakdara o.GflO Troihts 7.56/J Itenniohr 4.806 Clun Grunt 0.94S 77,163


TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—l write to protest against the tone of your contributor's war articles, as vitally affecting the raising of recruits in Otago. His criticisms of "K. of K."' and the War Office, etc., are doubtless being anxiously pondered, not by our young men, but, by anxious-hearted men and women, asking the question: " Shall we. tell our sons to enlist?" Especially will this be so in the country districts, where, people rely on tho newspaper for light and guiding. Not long ago Mr Spenco wrote of something: "Probably Lord Kitchener isright."' In last night's 'Star' he says : "It seems the Canadians must slay two months in England before they arc fit to be passed to the front in a Continental war. Two months, in a Avar which is life or death to us"'! etc. Lower down lie calls the War Office a "pathetic aristocratic" thing. Is Otago likely to send her full quota of men to the front whei men and women are told by medium of your paper that " probably" Lord Kitchener .is right, and that certainly the War Office is a. ''pathetic," etc., thing? j "Probablv Lord Kitchener is right." Yes, probably he is, and more than probably England—and the whole Empire—thinks lie is. The .Navy League meeting on Wednesday night thought bo was.—l am. etc., G. Fox. October 23. [We have been compelled l-o excise purelv personal matter from our correspondent's letter.—Ed. E.S.J

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Issue 15631, 23 October 1914

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