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Thera is heavy fighting between Olxmude and Ostend, and large reinforcements of the enemy are concentrated for an attack. Berlin military circles estimate the German losses at one and aquarter millions in killed, wounded, and missing. The sick are estimated at half a million. All aliens have been ordered out of Hamburg by November 29. All civilians have been expelled from Cracow. Lord Roberts, in a last message new published, says that Belgium had given us time to ward off a punishment we richly deserve. The Attorney-General (Sir J. Simon) says the war will not end until that which is worse than war has been crushed—Prussian militarism. VICTORIA CROSS HERO. WORKS MAXIMS' BY HIMSELF. PARIS, November 22. (Received November 23, at 12.A0 p.m.) Lieutenant Dimmer, who was awarded the Victoria Cross, commanded four maxims. Ho was ordered to check the Prussian Guard, whose attack was supported by a hail of shells, which dismantled three of the maxims. Lieutenant Dimmer nearly fainted from hie. shrapnel wounds, but a comrade gave him some brandy. The Germans, advancing in close order, were mown down in a whole row. All Lieutenant Dimmer’s comrades were killed. He swallowed the rest of the brandy, and emptied three belts of 300 cartridges each before he fell unconscious. The Germans were decimated, and fled. English soldiers picked up Lieutenant Dimmer after the battle. TURKISH CRUISERS. ACTIVE IN BLACK SEA. PETROGRAD, November 22. (Received November 23, at 12.A0 p.m.) Official; Advices from the Caucasus state that the Hamidieh and several destroyers lionibarded Tuapse. (Several Russians were killed and wounded. It is now announced that the, Russian coast on tiro Black Sea has been mined 60 miles seaward in many places. TWO GERMANS ARRESTED AT AUCKLAND. [Per United Press Association.] AUCKLAND, November 23. Two men were arrested yesterday and made prisoners on a warrant at the instance of the Defence authorities. Herarickh Duerkop, a native of Prussian Poland, a member of the firm of Duerkop and MTvay, commercial agents, was taken into custody at Brown's Bay, beyond, where three detectives regarded his movements as suspicious. Albert Herman, a German tourist, was anceted at the Grand Hotel, under instructions from the Defence Department, there being reason to suspect that ho had not kept the conditions of his parole in (retraining from communicating with outside friends. Both prisoners are highlyeducated men. OUR EXPEDITIONARY FORCE. STATEMENT BY MINISTER OF DEFENCE. [Per United Press Association.] WELLINGTON, November 23. An interesting statement on the subject of New Zealand’s Expeditionary Forces was made by the Hon. J. Allen, Minister of Defence, in conversation with a ‘ Post ’ reporter this afternoon. There would, he said, bo no second Expeditionary Force sent away from New Zealand, but every arrangement was being made for sending away reinforcements to the original contingent. An addition of 20 per cent, to the original force would be sent away early in December, and every month 5 per cent, additional would bo sent away. If necessary, the force will be kept up to more than 5 per cent, monthly, because wo want to keep the force that has gone up to its full strength, mid not only that, but to make it stronger at the end than at the start. As soon as the 2,000 men now ni camp at Trentham are away we shall put into camp something like 3,000 men. Officers and N.C.O.s will bo brought into camp before the general body enters, so that they may obtain some preliminary training. Reinforcements will be aent out every two months. “We are strengthening and building up all the time,” said the Minister. “ and instead of glowing weaker wo think that the people of Now Zealand can rest assured that our reinforcements will be despatched at the earliest possible moment, and that when the real issue comes we shall be on top.” DUNEDIN WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION. Buttonholes, flowers, and sweets will be fladly received at the Early Settlers’ Hall on ’riday and Saturday next, 27th and 28th inst., for Hospital Saturday. Any workers will bo welcome on these two days to assist in making up the flowers. The public are reminded that a quarter of the proceeds of the collection on Hospital Saturday is to bo devoted to Belgian relief. An additional £1 5s 5d has been received from the Smokers for the “ Tommies’ Christmas (Smoke Fund." The children of Anderson Bay School have aent ip £1 10a towards Christmas boxes for the Belgian children. A donation of £1 to the Lady Liverpool fund haa also to be acknowledged from Mira Hume. OVERSEAS CLUB. Donations for British and Belgian Christmas boxes: —Pukeuri School £1 Ba, Raes Junction School £1 10s, Southbridge School (Moneymoro) 13s, Wodderburu School 4s 3d, Forbury School 3s (second donation). Donations in clothing handed into the depot will be given to charitable (local) institutions for distribution among the needy. “8.G.," King street, sends u* £1 Is in aid of the Belgium fund.

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Evening Star, Issue 15657, 23 November 1914

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Evening Star, Issue 15657, 23 November 1914