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Tha Germans have flooded the country round Ostend to prevent the Allies' advance. The Belgians have blown up many strongly-forti-fied German villas, in the district. All the enemy's attacks were repulsed. Germans are beginning to realise that Cermany has been checkmated In all directions. As a consequence, intense hatred is felt against England, which is blamed for the collapse of the grand plan of campaign. It is thought that Germany will draw more troops from the east to further strengthen her position in France and Belgium. Cracow is being deserted, and Austria may not defend the city, in order to save it from bombardment.

A German proclamation summons all Inhabitants in East Prussia to take up arms. It states that all methods of defence are permissible.

Russia will not countenance peace overtures. until Prussian militarism is crushed.

The Chinese are beginning to realise that commercial paralysis has overtaken Cerman firms in the Far East.

It is reported from America that Cerman sympathisers are accused of causing an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease among cattle in order to block Britain's food supply. Tho rebel De Wet has imprisoned Ceneral Hertzog, who went as a deputation to bring him to reason.



LONDON, November 16.

(Received November 17, at 1.45 p.m.)

Speaking in the IIous? of Commons, Mr Winston Chun-hill said he had every reason to believe the Canopus was eafe. ['lhe battleship Canopus wa.i the flagship of Admiral Craddock's Pacific squadron, of which the Monmouth. Good Hope, and Glasgow encaged the Sehn.riihorst, Gneiseiiau, and Numbers early in the month otf the coast of Chile.]


The packing of iroods for the British and Belgian and the Queen Mary funds is still proceeding at the Early Settlers' Jlall. Workers will be welcome at the hall tomorrow, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The drawing for th*> Aii. Society's art union takes place on Thursday evening, and the committee wish it t-o lx> known that the numbers in those blocks not returned will be exeludxl from tin draw. Mrs Jas. Gray and Mrs R. S. Gray have chai'ge of the arrangements for the afternoon tea to-morrow at the Art So.-i,tv's exhibition of pictures. There will also be music, and tho tea is c-xpeot-ul v/ b■■ largely patronised.

A donation of 5s has been received frein Mr M'Lay, head master Rnnfmly Si-boo], to the little Belgians' Christmas hj:< fund. This money was raised by tin 1 , salo of eit'pty horse-feed sack*, which '.be children who drive to school had left. Other monetary honations for the t-amo fui.d were "A.AG.," 7s 6d ; Winnie Tait, 2s 6d; "Three Little Country Girls." 7s.

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Issue 15652, 17 November 1914

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