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LATEST FROM EUROPE.

Paris advises that ths fighting on the Allies’ left Is less violent, and that on tho right the Germans are closely hemmed In both on their front and flanks.

There is said to be an accumulation of evidence that German officers ere compelled to drive their men into battle with whip and revolver.

Germany Is Interning all the British within her borders who ara of military age. Tho doings of tho Germans who occupied houses in Brussels are said to be unprintable. A British cruiser is reported to have sighted tho Emdon near Penang, The Emtien slipped away, but the two storeshlps that were coaling her were accounted for. MISCELLANEOUS. How thci Germans multiply tho number of their prisoners is revealed in a letter to the Antwerp newspaper ‘L’Anvers Bourse.‘ At Pep ins ter, on the arrival of a train of prisoners, the inhabitants were hurrying up with food and refreshments, when the Belgian prisoners exclaimed : “ That; will do now. This is tho seventh time we have passed through here.” Tho son of a wealthy French lawyer who had never been in ths army, chafing at remaining idle while his companions wore off to the front, bought a motor car for £720 and offered it for sale to the War Office. “ How much a, day do you want for your ear?” jtaid the secretary. “ One franc—on condition, however, that you engage me as chauffeur.” Ho was accepted. Lieutenant Wilfred A. Salt (East Lancashire Regiment) writes: “Wo were shelled ur.ccaclngiy from dawn till dusk, eventually surrounded, and fought our way out whh the bayonet. During the period Monday afternoon to Thursday morning we inarched 80 miles, averaged two hours’ sleep per night, and fought/ two battles on si;; army biscuits, one pound of bully beef, and one slice ox bread and jam.”

From a soldier's letter: “ One night, when we were toiling along like to drop with fatigue, wc ran right into a big party of horsemen posted near a wood. We thought, they were Germans, for we could not make out the color of the uniforms or anything eh-e, until we heard someone sing out: ‘Where trio do you think you're going to?’ Then we knew they * were friends, and I don't think I was ever so glad to hear a real good English swear.”

VTc trust (says the Glasgow ‘Herald'! that OenoKi! Bernhard! will siol withhold fioni us his views on Germa-ny in the present war, and that the Orman Press will recall to their readers Bismarck's answer let the. question what ha would do if. In care of a rear between Britain and G-ev many, ICO,COO British soldiers were, landed on the north coast of Germany; "i should have them arrested by tin; police.’’ The irony of events is deeper than that of German Chanrello’.s. The London t'ounty Council have issued to the head learhr-rs of the schools in their area some interesting war literature. This includes a copy of Hie official correspondence relating to the European crisis, a copy of Sir led ward Cook's pamphlet * Why Britain is at War.’ a pamphlet containing suggestions for the autumn tieatment of land by allotment holders, and a further pamphlet on poultry on allotment-?, and garden plots. The object, of course, is that the teachers may use Hie information for the better instruction of the children. MORNINGTON. Last week was an exceptionally bum- mm at the Mornington Council Chambers. Twenty-four huge parcels were packed and sent to the. Early Settlers’ Hall for ehipmom. Clean ;u\d comfortable clothing of all kinds ha.s keen recei v,-d m splendid condition. and also a number of warm slippers and boots-. The Mayonvs reminds the ladies that working and collecting is to he carried on ao Jong ns- them is any need for help. OfJH AVIATOR GENERAL. The splendid irihuto by General .Toftre to the s.'.'rviiT.s of the British Koval ]■ lying Cmps ■unbodies an unspoken compline nt i.> ilm commander ol the corps, General D.n id JL-nT-r,-.an. Uur military flyrhkf .appointed Li his import ant post this lime Irmt year. IB- had thou been a ceri.ifii-.U-d aniiiti’i ior two years. havii.X made a great many skilled tli.r’us ttmicr the r-nue of. “ ifoni-v Davidson.'' This gallant aviator, a, very modern tyiu of the British cfiirer, is noted lor his rocil and Cullen >d manner in i.ircmn e • i ,of difficult v. He s-ready dLniti au -h'd him.-vif in ihe Hoar War as L"i of t!i: i'i.M InUllireive for Sir C< ,_e White i.j L.'dysmii hj, and for Kitchener in ITeleria. L-.-ii■ twn;> menlkmcd in dcsiiatehes and d-.-unt-d with the D.S.O.' HOW Sin A. HSCKMAM FELL. A letter received by hi.- family indicates that. Lieutenant Sir Alfred liiekmiii. Bart,. 4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards, who when wound, dat Mens v.as left in the hands of the enemy and has not .since been heard of, received injuries while railintly trying to r>cm» Sergeant Warlock. The H; written by thu se-r---->g-ant, stales ; ‘‘l v. ns won;; led in Hk to-; I. my hor:-c v.n.s killed, and 1 w: kr.re’ird ui!"o;.r' o.;;,- s' 5 ~V 1 <.l the ■ oggim; cf (he 2-hh (August;. Sir Alfred Hickman came and g. I me rwuy. ;m ' s> doing was wounded in tho rhoulder. ’ i ir A. Hickman .siicevd-'d in MHO to the title of his -r;.ndfai!;-v. the ! r,o Sir \lihed ITic!ci'i:iM, formerly M.P. i’-u- v, est Wol \v eh aiiiptoii. ‘•'Our Own” at, i"elHu- r ‘ "n v'--? ;- The suggestion is being thrown nut locally that th" Government may 01 ms;dec Be advisability of ini urn in" Svr iau subice-w of t!v' Turkish Empire xvlm arc now m Xexv Zealand. A gift p.i’dion sa'•= M.w,r'i on Set urdnv. together with subscriptions for ‘ha Belgian fi.ud, realised /,'559. — Hawes wire.

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Issue 15645, 9 November 1914

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Issue 15645, 9 November 1914

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