LATEST FROM EUROPE.
There is no fresh news through to-day. The positions West and East are unchanged. Germany claims that she has 18,000,000 reservists. It is predicted that the Turks, having seen the Russians 'outside Constantinople, will shortly see them inside. The Union Government (South Africa) have granted the rebels a five-days’ armistice while a deputation endeavor to bring De Wet to reason.
Nows of tho first battle ever fought on Laka Victoria Nyanza is to hand. The Flag now files there. Mr Roosevelt says that he has seen the plans made by two of the Empires now at war for the capture of New York and San Fran” cisco,
EMPLOYMENT AND RELIEF COMMITTEE.
A meeting of tho Kmployment and Belief Committee connected with tho Otago .Patriotic and General Welfare Association was held this afternoon, and was, well attended. Tha Kcv. F. G. Gumming occupied tho chair. Tho Chairman raid that the only business before tho meeting was the matter of tho Leith retaining wall. The Employment and Belief Committee, were given power to arrange for the work being carried out. Ho had ovexy reason for say mg that the weak would be commenced within a few days. As members wore doubtless aware, the committee only had authority to augment the Oily Council funds to tire ■extent of £3,000 for this work. The City Council now proposed to spend a sum of £S,COG, and lie now- moved that the executive bo. rfqiuwtcd to grant an ..dditional £I,OOO for the purpose, making £5,000 in ail.
-Mr AI. Cohen, in seconding tlm resolution, said the City Council bad. risen to the occasion, and it. was the duty of the committee and executive to s=np', <*n-t. the scheme. Tbe motion was carried.
_ The Chairman said the matter of lhe City water reserves had been before them previously, and the City Council had now agreed to spend £3OO in clearing and pitting ground on the water reserve, provided the Employment and Relief Committee were pieparcd to subsidise this amount by i or £. He. moved accordingly, ami the motion wan carried unanimously. The Chairman reporl ed that the executive had granted in ail a sum of £5,750 to the Employment, Committee, and if an additional £I,OOO were granted the sum would then total £7,750'. BELGIAN RELIEF. At this morning's meeting of the Dunedin Presbytery, the Rev. (Tray Dixon reported that a.5 a insult of donations and subscriptions from 10 congregations soiuethiuk like 25 cases of goods had been sent Home by the Shaw-Savill Line free of charge- in aid of distressed Belgians. MOD NINGTON AVOAI EN.
Friday and Monday were very busy, days at the Morningion Council Chambers. Omuls of all kinds arc still coming to hand in as large a quantity us at the starting of tbe Belgian relief fund, and all comfortable clothing is in splendid condition. Thursday will ha receiving day, from 10.50 o’clock, to receive clothing, etc. The Mayoress (Airs W. J. Bolt) requested the ladies to send donations for the cardigan jacket fund, floods have been received from various donors, and 2s Gd for th*» babies’ fund. The services of Air Al’Nab (expressman) are greatly appreciated for taking parcels to the Early JNTttiers’ Hall at ail times free of charge.
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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Evening Star, Issue 15640, 3 November 1914