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But little news has corns through to-day; Paris reports that the enemy’s artillery Is showing increased activity, and that fighting continues on the Allies' loft. Amsterdam states that the conflict has been renewed along the Yser. The Germans are said to be strewing land mines and preparing defensive measures from Bruges to Courtral. They are also strengthening their lines elsewhere. In the House of Commons the Undersecretary for War stated that no Russian troops had ever passed through England. The man in the street will remain unconvinced. The Gormans bombarded Libau, in the Baltic, doing some damage and sinking several steamers. Although applications for the war loan of £350,000,000 do not close until Tuesday next, it is said to have been over-subscribed by noon on Wednesday, and is now at 2s 6d premium. Referring to his. war taxes, the Chancellor of the Exchequer said it was as difficult to catch the elusive teetotaller as it was the Emden, but he thought the tea duty would get him. There was an angry altercation in the House of Lords over the spy question. Lord Londonderry condemned the Home Office, and said lie should instruct the Magistrates under his jurisdiction to shoot all found guilty. The Coeben has been accounted for at last. An explosion followed a broadside delivered by the Russian flagship on Wednesday last. THE COEBEN CAUGHT AT LAST. DISAPPEARS IX FLAMES. PETROGRAD, November 19. Official: A division of the Black Sea fleet surprised the Goeben and Breslau on Wednesday. The first broadside from the Russian flagship caused an explosion on the Goeben. After a quarter of an hour's fight the Goeben disappeared aflame in the mist. THE SAILORS’ SOCIETY, The Rev. Edward W. Matthews, secretary of the British and Foreign Bible Society, writing from London under date of October 6 to Mr A. R. Falconer, “the sailor’s friend ” in these parts, writes ; “It is most encouraging to receive a message like this at a time of war from tho Commander-in-Chicf, Sir John Jellicoe, in tho North Soa. - ’ The letter in question from Admiral Jellicoe, written aboard H.M. Iron Duke, is dated September 29, and conveys his thanks to the British and Foreign Sailors’ Society for appointing him a vice-president of the society. The letter continues: “I am sure that, the homes and institutions all over the world are the gicatest possible boon to sailors, and I wish the society every success in the future in the work which has been so thoroughly carried out in the past.” PORT CHALMERS WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION. The women of Port still continue in their work with keen interest. Another large case was to be packed to-day. All are now intent on making the forthcoming Belgian carnival a success. Donations of money have been received from the following :—Belgian relief —Officers of the Verdala £l. Mi's W. Jones £l, Misses Toby Harrison and Venie Smith 3s, Mr D. ifimyth (Garrison Artillery) ss; Lady Liverpool fund—Mrs S. 10s. Goods have been forwarded by various donors. The proceeds of Mrs Morgan’s juvenile opera entertainment amounted to about £34, including £1 from '‘Marco. - ’ The Dunedin Drivers’ Union have voted £lO to the patriotic fund.
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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Evening Star, Issue 15655, 20 November 1914