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LATEST FROM EUROPE.

The great struggle on the Nleu-port-Ostend tine continues. The Belgians say they will have an army of 100,009 in a few weeks. There Is appalling slaughter, and tho enemy admit their losses have never been so great. The peoplo of Great Britain, despite their heavy losses, take the war with perfect calmness. There is evidence of deterioration in th® German army, and troops have been notified that they must live on- the country. One hundred thousand trade unionists have enlisted in Lord Kitchener's army. Hundreds of Americans are eager to join the Canadian contingent. There are so many offers that only the most fit are selected. General Botha mobilises a very large force in order to end the whoia insurrectionary movement. South of luangorod the Austrians are engaged in a desperate battle with a vastly superior force of Russians.

THE SOUTH AFRICAN REBELLION. A gentleman who takes an interest, iu military matters, who saw active service in .South Africa, m discussing the matter of ilie rising in South Africa with a • Star ’ repot let- to-day, said ho was -absolutely convinced that Ho lay Rev’s murder was not altogether the result "of an accident. He la Roy was looked upon by those who served in .South Africa as a chivalrous gentleman, and incapable of committing a mean act. He was a- military exponent of no mean ability, and was recognised as one of the ablest, if not the ablest, of military leaders. Christian He Wet. on tho contrary, was noted for h;s " slimness,” and was not generally credited with any special ability as a leader. He Wet’s “slimness” will be a difficult i act or to deal with in tho present rebellion, as lie would naturally be in possession of most of the information relating to the. disposition of the .South African forces, ammunition, si ores. etc., not to mention military plans, all of which will bo used against the British forces.

OVERSEAS GLUE. The energy displayed hy the Ladies’ Committee of the relief fund fur British nnd Belgian poor is worthy of all commendation, and the self-sacrifice of these women who have given hours of their time ■daily to a. Uo-aou -that deserves lUc practical sympathy of all true Brhkhcrs is a credit to ail concerned. After t moirow the .-cam. -tresses will work at their respective homes;, and the bulk of malarial on hand would indicate that they arc likely to be. kept, busy for some time at least. The committee are desirous of returning thanks to all donors for their isclfsaerhiee and continued support, and all who arc helping at their homos, as well as at the club room.

Mia C. Speight has forwarded ,1 cheque for £6 7s bd. being a donation from the .Maori Hill School children, in the collection of which Mr Fitzgerald (the head master) played a prominent part. The amount is to be devoted to the British and Belgian Christmas box fund. The Cavensham branch arc still working assiduously in the inierrst.s of d Ist reused war waifs. They have tomrlcierl the packing of their sixth case, and donations cf clothing and materia! still continue 1o a rrive.

LOCAL It ECRU IT I NO. Recruiting for the second reinforcement of the main Expeditionary Force is quite up to expectations, .some, 72 enrolments having been received. As Otago's quota, is 84, 1 here only lemnins 22 more to he enrolled. The Dunedin area has responded well to the appeal, but the outside. areas have been .somewhat lax. It is a noteworthy fact that compara.tively few of the recruits are from ihc- ranks cf the Territorials, and some of the regiment? are notable for the few men who have volunteered. DUNEDIN WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION. Tim following munrlary donations have been received :—• t'ard’.giui jacket fund ; M r.; A. C. Ihgg. ICO. Belgian and British fund : Mil! .1 kibbl'd*. id : Mi-s Miller, 5? : and one smaller amount (2s fid;.

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Issue 15637, 30 October 1914

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Issue 15637, 30 October 1914

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