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The Cerman bombardment of the Allies' position continues from the sea to Lys. The British were again heavily attacked, but repulsed the enemy with loss. The Allies' warships continue to cause damage to the Germans. The Germans claim a groat victory for General Hindenburg against the Russians. Berlin rejoices and the Kaiser congratulates. The Turks at Smyrna fired on the launch of the United States cruiser Tennessee. The United States commander ha 3 threatened to force a landing if nocsssary.

Mr Churchill announces that the total British naval losses to date are as follows:—Killed, 4,552 j wounded, 465; interned in Holland, 1,000; missing, 6. Total 6,023. A LUCKY ESCAPE. _A naval officer, who was at Halifax, N. 8., in the first week of August, writes to a friend in Dunedin t "The Algerina, a sloop with no Marconi installation, on the night that war was declared wiih Germany, was lying alongside the cruiser Leipzig, and knew nothing about it; but the Shecrwater crept in in the night and told us what had happened. The Algerinc and the Shcenvater both got away before daylight, and the Leipzig out after us, but mercifully there was a fog, and we both hid and dcd:;ed the Germans for thw© weeks, till w« reached Victoria, 8.C."


The meeting of the Belgian Carnival Committee, held last evening, was largely attended, and great enthusiasm was shown. Reports from the various subcommittees were uniformly of a moat encouraging nature. In connection with the carnival there are to ho stalls for refreshments, lollies, produce, a flower stall, a Christmas tree, jumble stalls, and a doll stall, and competitions in baking, sweetsmaking, and decorative' work. In addition there will be displays of physical exercises by school children, bayonet exercise, marching evolutions by a large number of young ladies, and a rendering of the haka and poi dances by a troup of Maoris. Net the least interesting item will be the voting for queen of the carnival, for which there are four entries — one by U.S.S. Co., on a by Love Bros., one by Stevenson and Cook, and ono by the Port Chalmers Dramatic Society. A good programme of sports has been drawn up, which should furnish keen competition and excite considerable interest. Arrangements for lighting the ground at night are well in hand, and all that is needed to make the carnival an unqualified success is fine weather.


Early last month we received 3 cable that created a. good deal of wonderment in many mind?, but it is now confirmed by several reputable English papers, in whoso columns it appeared in this form :

—Weird Scene in a Chateau.—

The asphyxiating power of modern artillery is often the subject of discussion. That the fumes of the famous French 3in shells have a most deadly effect iu an enclosed space, at any rate, is shown by the scene which met the eyes of the French when they entered .a chateau occupied by Germans which had just been bombarded. On entering the drawing room they found a. company of Wurtembergers petrified in action, Some were standing at the windows taking aim, with their fingers Mill pressed on the trigger, while ethers were playinc cards and smoking cigarettes. An officer was there with his month open in the act of dictating iin older. The figures looked absolutely life-like, and had preserved the positions which i h-.\v had occupied scarcely an hoar before when they unconsciously breathed death.—Press Association'cwire from Paris. NATIONAL RESERVE.

It is oxp : --cW;d lh::'„ there will bo a good turnout at the Oval this evening. Tlxmounted iiu-n parade ae ufcu-al at lho Triunrde.


| At tii? outbreak of hostilities Mr George E.fwardefi, tho well-known London miI pivpario, was taking the bath-; at Nau- ' bam, hut lie wa- made pr.rorKi, ami 1 ' compelled to :<maiii in hi.s hotel, from " ; which for a. iim:> he was not allowed to ; go more than 100 yards, bnL was eventually released on paiole. • j Mr Eugene Wa.'on, M.P., declare.-- that I an America) newi-paper recently hit off the: ; situation to a hhvty. "Nob dy," it, said. ' commenting on the'trend of public opinion '! in tho United States. •'seem;; to be on ' : side ex-.qu the Almighty, and '| we've olily dm Kais-rV word for tliat." ' j Sir Chavlo* Cay/.er, liart., former mem • her of Parliament for Banow-iu-FunKes. and head of the fivir of t'ay/.ei, ' : and Co., of •jlii.Hrow, owners of tlm < l»n . ' Line, has nine member of his family fervi'n-,' in the force* of (he Crown. Two . of the best-known ,-rr his smts-in-law, Ad- , miral Sir J.din ,1 el I i cam and Admiral Madj den. his Chief of SiiiJT. The seven others I (three sons, two and two ■ nephew?) all li<-!d commifsions. Sir i' Charts Cnvz-r lies received a httcr from the Kin",' him upon tl |<: | numlwr of his gallant virions fervmg ■I -i tho present thne. and dcsirmi him to i convov to th.rm His U-st wishes fur tlmir health ard prosperity. A private letter from Maivern (England) f «-|- ne wn o!e country hereabouts is a' network of spies. They have a *ror, or to German priMiiei- on >vmiry **■■*■ course and olh.r Tney are confined in ba.Vd wire compound* a 1 he wires being heavily elided v:th elcctnC 'An extraordinary instance of self-sacri-fice consequent upon the v.? 1 ." in the Poverty r.ay'Tferald' which pnbH.«hes the following paragraph:- rhe nnnomicement mad? some /ow weeks ago o. Miss Gilmor.r, the well-known ladie, outfitter, that she! devote the whole ot the profit? of her buries tor one year to the relief of Belgian distress has met with r.uch a gratifying response in the .r.rrn ot public support that Miss- Gdrnour wid be able to hand to the chairman ot the C.iti--c-s' Dct'erc" Committee tor immediate transmisMon f.o Kokand the sum of £10?, this h--i-i" P iirst inst-ilment of the profits that will accrue to the fund. Miss Gdmour informs us that tier staff have co-operated heartily with her in the movement, and that evervthing is being done to run tha business as economically as possi.j.e mi order to increase the amount that will bo available. Miss Gilmonr's patriotic endeavor is worthy of the heartiest support j and co-operation.*' At yesterdav's meeting of the V\ estriort Coal Comn-niv. Limited', the shareholders voted £SOO to the patriotic fund for the Expeditionary Force and their dependents, and £SOO to the British and Belgian relief funds in equal proportions. The Green Island P.-itrioiic Association are t-o hold a racial t-o-mnrrow evenimi in aid of tho, Beltjian relief fund, and for tho convenience of those attendina from town , I it has been arranjz-?d for a drag to leave | { at tho close of the proceedings for the ; j Manse street terminus, j We have received from the Burnsido ■ ! Church of Christ Sunday School the sum • I of £2 15s. This money was collected for | -' the relief of the British and Belgian poor. Wo shave received 5s foT the Belgian ! fund. This monev was collected by John j Htirvinjr and James Gwyn, of Tautukn, on Guy Fawkes Day. | •' EMPLOYER 3 AND THFIR MEN, I Many of the leading English firms have h-.ned circulars similar to that issued by Thomas Berger and Co., paint manufac- -■ ■= LJ as loyal subjects of the Crown is the preservation oi the Empire. This can be ac- ! complished in several ways—by joining the colors, or by doing our best to maintain , the trade of the country, thus preventing 1 unnecessary distress at home. Sixty ot ,

our workpeople and Homerton staff have nobly responded to the ' call to arms.' The positions of all these men are secured for them against their return, and they will receive from the company any difference between the pay received from and allowance made by the Government and their present salary or wage. Any such difference will be paid by the company to the wives or relatives dependent upon them, or be held at the disposal of the employee."

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Issue 15654, 19 November 1914

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