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Tho ' Matin's’ (Paris) Patrograd correspondent advises that there has been a decisive battle in Poland, as the result of which the Russians gained a brilliant victory. The Germans are in flight, with tho Russians closely pursuing'. Paris officially reports the situation in the west as “ unchanged.” An intermittent cannonading continues, and some infantry attacks were repulsed. These attacks were particularly violent on the Allies’ right. The Germans estimate their casualties on the Yser at 200,000. An Interesting message from a ' Times ’ correspondent states that the Germans are preparing for a long war, and that there Is no doubt of its unpopularity, only the Press dare not say so. A wave of religion has swept the country, and there . are many things to bo seen and heard that are most pitiable. Meanwhile there are feverish preparations night and day, without cessation, for the invasion of England by air and sea. German guns have destroyed Ypres .Cathedral. The Maharajah of tdar, who Is going to the front, says that if the Emperor required'an army as large as Russia’s India was able and willing to supply it. Ail India would be proud to fight for the Empire.

WAR TAXATION. BEER DUTY REBATES. LONDON, November 24. (Received November 25, at 12.15 During committee proceedings on the Finance Bill in the House of Commons Mr Lloyd George announced temporary rebates, ranging up to 2s, on the new beer duty until t-he full duty comes into operation, which will not be until March, 1917. BOMBS AT WARSAW. j WASHINGTON, November 24. j (Received November 25, at 1.10 p.m.) The -State Department reports that German bombs fell outside the American Consulate at Warsaw, indicating that Gorman forces with Zeppelins are in close proximity to that city. Several persons were killed in front of the Consulate, but the American inmates were uninjured. OVERSEAS CLUS. At a meeting of the Overseas Club held yesterday it was decided to close the club room for the receiving of goods as from the 24th inst. The president wishes to thank all those ladies who have helped in the club room and in their homes, and all donors for their liberality. The Ladies’ Committee will ho on active duty to-morrow at the show, where they will bo collecting for the Belgians. On Hospital Saturday tho Ladies’ Committee will sell flowers and badges, and will collect money at the Grand Hotel corner. The committee are very much pleased at the patriotism by the children of the Otago schools for their liberal response. Donations: Ravensbonrne School, £2; Katea School, £1 11s; Mncandrow Road i School, £3 7s Id; also goods from various donors. NATIONAL RESERVE. 'File officers and non-coms.’ class of instruction was held on Monday, and was again well attended. Captain Hussey was in command, and worked along Crawford street to (he Oval. Officers anil non-coms, in turn took command of the platoon, every opportunity being given to those who bad not acted as commanders. It was an excellent opportunity for testing the information and instruction given them : and though not book-perfect, most of them made a very creditable showing, finishing up with attack practice. Musketry will shortly he taken up by the class, ami quite possibly Some other opportunities for instruction with a Territorial class may be taken advantage of. On account of Show Day falling on Thursday of this week, No. 4 Platoon (City) and Roslvn Platoon "ill parade to-night. The N J «. 1 Platoon (City) will parade on Thursday as usual, meeting at the Boys’ High School gate in Arthur street, for musketry instruction. Caversham Platoon will also parade tonight instead of Thursday. TO-NIGHT’S DEMONSTRATION. A reminder is given of the patriotic; demonstration to be held in the Garrison Hall tins evening to r.vpe funds for the relief of the Belgian sufferers. The Hon. J, Allen. Minister of Defence, will preside, anti will make an important- announcement with regard to the despatch .if further reinforcement.-. One of thy drapers in town has presented two beautiful Belgian dresses from Brussels to the above comm it tec, to bo placed on the platform of the Garrison Hall and sold for the benefit of the Belgium relief fund. WORK AT MORN INCIT'DN. Last Thursday was collecting day at the Mornhigton Council Chambers. Large quantities of good, warm clothing are still coming to hand, and a big parrel of new material was also received. Cut flowers of all kinds, pot plants, buttonholes, and roots of flowers will he thankfully received at the Council Chambers on Friday for Hospital Saturday. Money for British and Belgium fund: A. J. Howison £2 2s, Friend 10s. For ' baby fund : Mcsdames Tomb* 5s and Cargill 2s 6d. SACRED CONCERT. A -sacred concert for tho benefit of tho Belgian fund is to he given in the Octagon Hall on Sunday evening at 8 o’clock by Dir W. Paget Gale and Knox Church Choir. A collection will be taken up- '

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Issue 15659, 25 November 1914

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Issue 15659, 25 November 1914

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