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WINTER CAMPAIGNING. SNOW IN FLANDERS ADDED TO FLOOD. PARIS, November 20. (Received November 21, at 9.15 a.m.) A communique states : The weather in the north is. very bad, and snow has fallen. Practically mo infantry attacks* were made on Thursday;, and the artillery fire was much lees violent, but it wae intense to the south of Ypres. The Allies took from the water at Ramscapelle two German 17.5 in howitzers abandoned in the flood!!. We rcpulee'd three violent infantry attacks in the Argonne. The Germans have reocenpied the destroyed portion of Chanvon court. THE LINE OF RETREAT. BELGIUM RIDDLED. WITH LAND MINES. (London ' Times ' and Sydney ' Sun' Services.) LONDON. November 20. It is stated in Antwerp that the Germans are placing the whole line from the sea to the German frontier on the defensive. Round Alost the Belgians have made big irenches, and it is suspected that these are being used to contain land mines. If the whole way from the present front to Brussels is thus mined, tho, Allies' march will be verv strenuous. * • THE BELGIAN ATROCITIES. OFFICIAL REPORT. THE HALF NOT YET TOLD. LONDON, November 20. (Received November 21, at 9.15 a.m.) The Press Bureau states that the Belgian official report on the German outrages announces that there were 650 victims at 'famines. The German machine guns mowed down groups of peasants in front of the churches, and the soldiers silenced the groans of the wounded with bayonet The invaders burned and sacked 264 houses, and many women and children weir burnt or suffocated in their own houses. Out of 1,400 house* at Dinant only 200 remain. Tho manufactories were systematicallv destroyed. Over 700 of the inhabitants of Dinaiit were killed. Outrages, pillage, and incendiarism are aW reported from Belgian Luxemburg, where 1,000 men were shot. MORE AEROPLANES, - GERMAN ATR PUPILS. LONDON, November 20. (Received November 21, at 8.55 a.m.) A Berlin telegram says that. German aeroplane factories are working at high pressure. Ten thousand men have volunteered to learn flying. THE BATTLE IN POLAND. GERMAN REINFORCEMENTS. HEAVIEST FIGHTING BETWEEN PLOCK AND LODZ, IN SWAMPY~COUNTRY. PETROGRAD. November 19. (Received November 21, at 8.40 a.m.) General Hindenburg continues to pour in troop* between the Vistula and the Warta, He has greatly strengthened his advance lines also at the other end of the lino, around Lenezyea and Orloff. The brunt of the fighting lies in a swampy region on a 40-mile front from Lodz to the Vistula. GERMAN ADVANCE STOPPED. PETROGRAD. November 20. (Received November 21, at 8.40 a.m.) Official : The Germans between tho Vistula and the Warta are unable to make any headway. RUSSIA'S JOB. A HERCULEAN TASK. (London 'Times' ?r.d Sydney 'S\«a'Services.) LONDON, November 20. A ' Times' leading article says that Russia is fighting single-handed along a front of 1,000 imle«, from the Baltic to the Carpathians. Simultaneously eho is carrying war into Asiatic Turkey. Her task is gigantic, and she has exhibited rare skill and vigor in its discharge. OVERMATCHED. THE VALPARAISO FIGHT. THE GLASGOW'S ACCOUNT. CANOPUSTOO SLOW. RIO DE JANEIRO. November 20. (Received November 21, at 9.15 a.m.) Tho Glasgow is here repairing five holes in her hull. She reports that at the beginning of the engagement, in view of the superior range and gun power of the Germans, Admiral Craddock ordered the Glasgow and the Otranto to seek refuge. Notwithstanding this the Glasgow answered tho German fire. Four of her bluejackets were wounded. One of the Good Hope's 9in guns was put out of action within a few minutes. Then her magazine exploded. The Canopus, owing to her inferior speed, was unable to reach the scene. THE NAVY SPIRIT. MONMOUTH STOKER'S LETTER. (London 'Times' and Sydney "Sun' SwTices.) LONDON, November_2o._J ; Evans, a etoket".. on the Monmouth, wrote to his parents on September 5: — ..' Wo have travelled .10,000mjtes hunting) for the Dresden. '.. Wo..are, anxious to" . get a cut at the sausages.*" "You bet your boots wo will out The. Dresden or sink. ". Victory, or die in the attempt," is our captain s order, and it will be carried out to the letter. If we meet bad luck, you'll know all aboard the Monmouth died game, and that your son did his duty to. hie country and perished with honor.


I TDENTTFl CATION DISCS FOR NAVY~PERSONNEL. LONDON, November 20. (Received November 21, at 8.35 a.m.) The Admiralty is supplying officers and men with identification discs, as these should be especially useful for identifying tho bodies of those who mav be drowned. ALIEN TRADE. PUBLIC RECEIVER APPOINTED. LONDON, November 20. (Received November 21, at 8.35 a.m.) The Attorney-General is amend ins; the Trading With tho Enemy Act. The" measure appoints the Public Trustee as receiver of all property of alien enemies, including dividoiuls and interest. CONTRABAND OF WAR. AMERICAN TRADE SUFFERS. WILL ENGLAND RELENT? (London ' Times' and Sydney ' Sun' Sendee*.) _ WASHINGTON, November 20. The U.S. State Department is endeavoring to persuade England to remove the embargo on the export to America of rubber and wool from any port of the British Empire. The United States would be prepared to give England every possible guarantee against tho re-exportation of such raw material. THE PACIFIC ISLANDS AND AUSTRALIA'S TRUST. MORE TRIBUTES TO JAPAN. LONDON, November 20. I Received November 21, at 8.40 a.m.) The ' Daily Mail' says that Japan's act will be thoroughly appreciated in Australia. It is characteristic of the solidaritv prevailing between the Allies. The 'Daily yw.A' says it goes far to dissolve the fears and anxieties felt over Japan's entry into the war. AUSTRALIAN ITEMS. NEWS FROmIsEW GUINEA. SYDNEY, November 21. (Received November 21. at 9.20 a.m.! The Matimga brought 11 wounded members of the Rabaul expedition, also 13 German prisoners, who have been interned. Tho passengers state that the drought extends to New Guinea, New Britain, and the Solomon Islands. It is seriously affecting the copra .trade. Recently a dozen Germans and a number of natives entrenched at Nurinatam Island, Now Ireland, and refused to surrender. Troops have been sent to deal with the outlaws. MISSING CONSUL FOUND. SYDNEY, November 21. (Received November 21, at 10.50 The whereabouts of Mr Jolly, Briti.-h Consul at Rabaul, have been ascertained. It appears that immediately war broke out the Germans took Mr Jolly to Kae waeing, 170 miles from Rabaul. An expedition left on October 16 with a machine gun and a throe-pounder. A few slipts fj'om the hitter led the towji.vpeoplfi to show a white flag. The party landed and posted a proclamation. The Germans promised to return Mr Jolly. The following morning, leaving the garrison at 9 o'clock, the expedition sailed to Garden Island and captured three vessels containing quantities of dynamite, provisions, and rifles. Eight Germans and bO natives were taken prisoners. Mr Jolly meanwhile had joined the. garrison. He stated that he had received excellent treatment at the hands of tho Germans. The war funds total £872,279. AUSTRALIA'S QUOTA. NO HOLDING RACK. MELBOURNE, November 21. (Received November 21, at 10.30 a.m.) Asked whether the quota of troops Australia was sending would be sufficient, M, - Fisher, I'rimo Minister, replied that Australia would send all tho men necessary, and more than had been asked for. The Federal Government are manning 17 prize steamers for transport purposes. A PROFESSOR'S DREAM. A LONG TIME TO WAIT. BERLIN, November 20. (Received November 21, at 8.35 a.m.) Herr Rohler, Professor of Jurisprudence, lecturing in Berlin, said: '"Germany cat; only conclude peace with England when the latter has been brought to her knee,s and reduced to a second rate State. When bombs rain on London we shall all snort with glee," A FORGED INTERVIEW. BERLIN, November 20. (Received November 21, at 8.35 a.m.) The ' Frankfurter Zeitung' publishes an alleged interview with tho Khedive, in which ho is alleged to have said : "My holiest duties compol me to remain in Constantinople noar my Suzerain." Turkey, he added, is preparing an expedition with the object of abolishing Great Britain's occupation of Egypt. LONDON, November 20. Tho Khedive interview is not believed here. THE WAR, LOAN. DAUGHTER GOVERNMENTS' SHARE. ~2S\- OURS « Si~M*ILLIONS. LONDON, November 20. (Received November 21, at 12.15 p.m.) . "A Treasury Ihinuto shows that Canada requites £12,'000,000 of tho new war loan ; Australia, £18,000,000 j New Zealand, £5,250,000; and iSouth Africa, £7,000,000. ' The" object of these advances is to provide" funds to meet naval and military expenditure, and other charges directly duo to' the crisis, and not for financing or developing ordinary services. The House of Commons read the CommUsions Bill a third time. ",

[The measure regularises tho action of members of tho Government in taking "Government offices of profit" when they accept commissions in the Army or Navy.J TEA CONTRABAND. LONDON, November 20. (Received November 21, at 11.15 a.m.) The British Government have prohibited the export of tea to the Continent, except to the Allies and to Spain and Portugal. OVERSEAS CLUB. The ladies of this organisation are still active in the matter of collecting for distressed Britishers and Belgians. Tho children attending the Arthur Street School have forwarded a donation of £25 10s towards the rolief of Belgian children. The committee desire to acknowledge this sum with gratitude. Further sums have yet to come from other schools, which, it is understood, are responding liberally. The manner in which the schools are contributing is truly a pleasing feature of patriotic fervor. Cases are known of children having voluntarily expressed their determination to contribute the whole of the pennies they have saved during the year to tlia Belgian fund. "iesterday the sum of £BO was handed to Mr John Roberts, C.M.G. (president of the Overseas Club), which he in turn passed on to the Belgian Consul to l>e cabled to relieve distressed Belgians. £6O of this is tho first instalment from the school children of Otago. * PATRIOTIC MEETING AT KAITANGATA. Last evening was a gala night at Kaitangata, the- occasion being the holding of a patriotic meeting there to raise money for the British-Belgian relief fund. The meeting was under tho auspices of tho Otago Patriotic and Welfare Association, and, needless to «ay, the event created a great interna on the jiart of the mining people of the town, and resulted in the hall being crowded to the tToor. 'The Mayor presided, and ho wa« supported by the Hon. John MacGregor and Messrs Chas. S. Owen and Robert Lee (directors of the Kaitangata Coal Company), together with Messrs Chas. Speight, Reginald Bennoll, and J. A. .Johnstone (representing the Otago Patriotic and Welfare Association). The programme was a most attractive one, and was much appreciated by the audience. Those who took part, in it were Miss Owen and Messrs W. 11. M'Kenzie, T. W- Dohbie, J. M'Connell (of Dunedin). and Mr W. Bell (from Oamaru). The appeal for help for the British-Belgian fund was made in eloquent and touching terms by the Rev. R. S. Gray, of Dunedin, and considering that the audieiec were, almost entirely cornrosed of miners their famil'on. and, further, taking into account fnat the miners have been for some time past contributing 5 per cent, weekly out of their wa<je6 to the war relief fund, the. rosponce made was simply magnificent. Indeed, taking into, account the circumstances, nothing no generous by any class in the community has been recorded since the war opened. E!ghty-nin<\ written promises were made at the meeting, and these, in addition to th? cash taken, brought up the total to £l6l -9s—a truly great achievement, whan it is remembered that at the beginning of tho present month the miners at°Kaitan-'ata sent in £l5O a« their first instalment to i,he British-Belgian relief fund. It may be questioned whether any class of workers in the community have given ;i finer example of self-.safrifke and generosity than the miners of Kaitangata. One of "the women at the meeting presented a dressed doll to tho fund, and this heinc submitted to competition realised £15." The donations promised at the meeting should bo sent to the Town Clerk at Kaitangata. The local committee also report that an ende:ivor is being made to further subscriptions t<> bring the. total for the meeting up to £2OO.

At the .Svnagogue this morning the Rev. M. Diamond mad*; touching reference to the lamented death of Lord Robert*-. While deploring the loss the. Empire had sustained, tho rev. gentleman pointed out thnt, though the great general had ever been a true lover of peace, yet he had insistently urged the policy of preparedness as being the only true surety for both peace and defence. Mr Diamond also made a. strong appeal to thoso' present on behalf of the Hospital Saturday Association, and asked thnt the Jewish community should respond on this occasion more liberally than ever, so that the local charities should not suffer through the allotment of part of the collection to the Belgian relief fund.

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SNOW AND FLOOD, Issue 15656, 21 November 1914

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