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Paris reports that all attacks of the enemy, including wiclent artili lery bcmbardmgnts, falieii. The ; Allies destroyed many German ' trenches. On the Allies' right '.- wing tho enemy's los&ss greatly i excesd those of the French. The ' Daily Mail' stales that tha Germans lost nearly 100,000 men In four days around Ypres. British howiUers and French "smm guns work with splendid accuracy and dostructiveness. A large second Anglo-Indian contingent has arrived at Marseilles. The Germans in Poland destroyed railways and bridges wholesale, greatly delaying the Russian pursuit. Battles are now In progress west of Warsaw. Cracow is said to be invested and partly on fire. Tho inhabitants are fleeing. There has been further fighting at tho head of the Persian Gulf, where tha Turks were defeated with heavy losses. Tho Ambassadors to Italy from Great Britain, Austria, and other leading Powers have been summoned to Rome for a personal consultation with the King. UNITED STATES' ATTITUDE REGARDING- PEACE PROPOSALS. BELGIAN REFUGEES WANTED AS IMMIGRANTS. ' Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright WASHINGTON, November 17. (Received November 18, at, 12.40 p.m.) ! President Wilson has tho United I States' attitude clear in regard to peace | proposals. The- President declared that • the "American Government cannot press for } peace until one of the belligerent parties j formally asks for their intervention. The ; United States would be willing to join in j a. conceited action by other neutrals, but : it is her intention to refrain from taking ; any initiative hcrseli. | Tho United Slates is likely to attempt i to secure large, numbers of Belgian refugees as settlers. President Wilson favors this project. A ZEPPELSH WREGKED. PARIS, November 17. (Received November 18, at 1.40 p.m.) A Rotterdam message states that at Maastricht ;i Zeppelin airship fell and was wrecked. ANOTHER TRAITOR CAUGHT. LONDON, November 17. (Received November 18, at 1.40 p.m.) A court martial has opened at Woolwich. Harold Foehtenberger is charged with possessing a wireless apparatus. Tho prisoner admitted owning tho apparatus found a.t his residence at Thorpe Bay. The police also found a powerful electric Morse lamp at a house which overlooks the sea. at Southend, and occupied by the prisoner's aunt. THE TIN PLATE INDUSTRY. EFFECT OF AMERICAN POLICY. LONDON, November 17. (Received November 18. at 1.40 p.m.) Tho United States' prohibition of the j export of tin piaUrs to Holland, Denmark, i and Sweden will c!c3o down 35 mills at : Swansea, throwing idle 1.7'J0 men. It is believed that, Geimuny requires j immediately 80 million tins !>/ food packI ii'ifI r j THE £353,000,000 LOAN. | LONDON, November 17. j (Received November 18, at 1.40 p.m.) I The piospectus has bten issued of the j £350,000.000 loan, ai 3j per cult., at £95, I redeemable in 1G23. Applications close jon the 24th. o:v>. hundred million has I been already placed. ! SOUTH AFRICAN REBELS. I A BRAVE AND DARING LOYALIST. I CAPE TOWN, November 17. I Commandant Fuoche, whom the rebels I treacherously captuied. was ordered to ; bo miof. * lie. l.iowrwT, attacked his Ktiards. felling two of them, shot the other t-,vo, and fcUcccs.sUiliy cs:a)-:o. CLOTHING, &c, FOR DiSTRESSED. COST OF TRANSIT TO BE BORNE BY GOVERNMENT. j Mr E. F, Duthie, secretary of the committee of tho Otago Patriotic and General Welfare Association, has ivceivud the folloivinc: telegram from the Under-Secretary for Affairs : '• The Government have decided to pay for railage of all goeds otiier than frozen j mutton nom local committees in province ' consigned to central committee relief fund for the poor of (treat Britain and Ireland and Belgium, and the Railway Department has been instructed accordingly, while it is understood that central committee have rnado satisfactory arrangements with the shipping companies for the (shipment of cased goods to England. Th..- Government desire it to be known thai, *.pace will be reserved in transports shortly to leave 2\e\v Zealand for as many ca-t.o of clothing as possible that the central committee may wish to forward by these ships. It is i< j-retted that no perishable goods can be accepted for shipment by the troopships, as (here is r.o refrigerating space available. Will you kindly inform mo at youv earliest convenience whether your committee desire to take advantage of the o.'fer to i forward clothing by these transports, and if >o what the approximate tontiage measurements will be. eo thai it can be seen whether there is sufficient space available? The whole of the consignments would require to reach Wellington not later than sth December. Cost of transport by railway from Dunediu to Lyttclton and by steamer to Wellington will be borno by'the Government." DIED FOR Ht3 COUNTRY. Word has l*-en rcceiwd in Dunedin that Private W. Donovan, of the Ist Devons, died as a result of wounds received on September 21, evidently the battle of the Aisne. Private Donovan, whose parents resido at South Dunedin, wdll be remembered in this City as a consistent runner at the Caledonian sports . some few vears back.

NATIONAL RESERVE. -An enthusiastic m«-ting w.-i-s h<-ld at Green Lsland on Tuesday ni:'!it Jur (he purpose of (forming a platoon <jl' th-e National Pies.'rvc. Lieut: nant.-colonel Stono.liam attended, and explained the objects of trailing as National Keeerviets, and after others' had supported hirn it was unanimously resolved to form a platoon in Graen Island, and that they drill on Tuesday n;ght«, t!io first parade to t-ake place next Tuesday.- Captain M'Don&ld has agreed to acocpt the command of the platoon, and Mr G. D. Cos was appointed secretary. There are many men in aud about Green Island who have been anxious to parade with the Keserve, but distance has so far prevented most of them from doing to. Judging by Tuesday niiht's meeting, Grean Inland will no doubt possess one of the strongest platoons and good work is sure to be done. DUNEDIN WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION. An opportunity will bo afforded anyone wishing to send a small parcel to relatives with the New Zealand force in Samoa, the Union S.S. Company having offered to convey a case by the Navua, leaving 4-Uckland about the middle of Decenxber. These parcels (which must b«t

small, the accommodation lioin:? limited) may be left at the Early Settlers' Hall up to December 1. the Woman's Association having undertaken to pack them. The committee aek oil those who have (jifts for the British and Belgian relief iuncl to refrain from sending them in until the fii-jst week in Deewntior, by which time the. ladies will be Teady to deal wjth,tliem. Cases of poods have been received from Balfour, Hyde, Heriot, Omakau, Lauder, Beck.*, Lawrence, Alexandra, Mataura, Evans Flat, Kaitangata, Monetary donations :—Belgian fund : "Modeety" £l, Mrs C. F. Gree-nslde £3, collected by Master ' Hugh Speight 14s, "A Little Girl" ss. Lan Hope and Ronald ss. Lady Liverpool fund : Mrs Ulrica. ss, "A Friend" 10s, Mrs Whitcombo 10s (for cardigans), "" 10s (lor cardigans). MEETING AT BALCLUTKA. Under the auspices of tho Otago Patriotic and General Welfare Association, a largo arid enthusiastic patriotic gathering took place in the Oddfellows' Hall &t Balclutha last night. Although, tho stormy weather must have prevented a large number of farmers and others who lived at a distance from attending tho meeting, the hall was packed to the doors, and the proceedings uero of a mast enthusiastic natcie. Tho Mayor (Mr E. Boyd) presided, and on the platform were Messrs G. A. Weymouth, A. Bishop, D. Stewart, R. Stewart, Jamcd fcjtewait, G. Smith, jun., .Simon Wright, J. A. Johnstone (representing the Otago Patriotic and General Wdfare Association), and others. The speaker of the evening was tho Rev. 11. 8. Gray, of Duncdin, who gave another of his brilliant adrosseti on behalf of the British-Belgian relief fund, making special rei'eienoe to the gaiiant. part Belgium has played in the present crisis. His quotations from the White Paper issued by tho British Government, and from Bcrnkardi, were a great eye-opener to the majority of the audience, and made it perfectly clear to every unbiased person that Great Britain could not have withheld her support from P.elguim and France in this great war. lie also made a passionate appeal to the young men of the district to ! quickly and generously respond to Lord Kitchener's appeal to the Empire for more men, and pointed out that as groat as is the need for funds to relieve the suffering and distress in Belgium and Great Britain, the demand for men at the present moment is still greater. The entertainment was a most enjoyable one, and included songs by Mrs R. A. Power and Messrs G. W. Johnstone, T. W. Dobbie, and J. M'Council, and music by an orchestra from Dunedin. As a le.sult of the meeting, £432 6s 6d was collecKftl, ami this amount included certain moneys which were collected locally before the meeting commenced. Of course, it goes without saying that if tho evening had been a line one, so as to enable farmers and other country residents to attend, a still larger sum would have been raked. It is hoped, however, that those who were debarred from attending owing to tho weather may yet eco their way to send in their contributions to the manager of the Bank of New Zealand, Balclutha, who is acting as treasuicr of the fund. MISCELLANEOUS. At yesterday's meeting of tho UnemCommittee (Mr \V. T. M'Farlane presiding) a sub-committee consisting of the Rev. F. G. Gumming (convener), Messrs M'Farlano, Loudon, M"Allen, and J. J. Clark was set up to see that the instructions of the committee in rt'speet to the various relief works now in hand. or about *o be undertaken, are strictly carried out. There was soma discussion upon the. statement made at the last meeting of the executive by one member ' thereof that the effect" of offering ; a high rate of wage to men f-m----ployed on relief works won hi have a, tendency to denude the country of its own necessary labor, and would result in country subscriptions to the. various fund.* being discontinued. An emphatic denial was -iven to the first allegation, the incorrectnew of which could be promptly proved by anyone who troubled himself to examine the recorded transactions of the. Unemployment Committee. Mr Gumming and his coadjutors have been scrupulously careful to lest the bona fides of all candidates For employment, and t-hesy are mainly married man with dependents, whofo homes are within the City or it.suburbs, and single men, no" matter ■.'.hence they hail, are told without compunction that they must, look for work. But upon those classes of work which are under the direct control of local authorities, and on which award rates must be paid, the same amount of discrimination cannot, for obvious reasons, be exerci-vd.

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