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Reports state that the Germans In West Flanders are being heavily reinforced; 130,000 troupe, many cavalry, and 260 guns are said to be on their way. . The British warships continue doing destructive work along the Belgian coast. The dead have been lying unburlod for weeks. Russia continues her successful career on the Vietula-Warta line of battle. Germans are sending up reinforcements to effect a diversion. The Germans are feverishly fortifying the north side of the Kiel Canal and other parts of the shores I of Schleswig-Holstein. The Germans, after an attack In tho neighborhood of Verdun, requested an armistloe. it was refused by the French. THE IMPRISONED NAVY NOT RELIED ON. LAND DEFENCES CONSTRUCTED ABOUT KIEL CANAL. GERMANY FEARS INVASION. | COPENHAGEN. November 25. ! (Received November 26, .it, 12.55 p.m.) The Germans are feverishly fortifying Dannewerk Fortress and digging entrenchments on the north side of the Kiel Canal, fearing that the Allies may land troops in Schleswig, All the Gorman islands in the North Sea ore surrounded by entanglements and are strongly fortified. The Germans are also constructing fortifications on the shores of Holstein and the western side of the river Elbe. FIGHTING ROUND VERDUN, GERMANS SEEK ARMISTICE, FRENCH REFUSE IT. PARIS, November 25. (Received November 26, at 12.55 p.m.) Official: The French refused the Germans’ request for an armistice after an attack on Bethincourt, north-west of Verdun, had been repulsed by the French. HIGH COMMISSIONERS. MR MACKENZIES ACTIVITIES. LONDON, November 25. (Received November 26, at 12.30 p.m.) Sir George Reid is proceeding to Egypt. On Saturday Mr T. Mackenzie visited the leading gun works of Sheffield and Manchester. He presided at a recruiting meeting in Manchester. FOR 'THE CHILDREN. AMERICAN GIFTS. LONDON, November 25. (Received November 26, at 12.30 p.m.) Tho American wars 1 1 ip Jason has brought to Devonport 8,000 tons of warm clothing and Christmas toys for equal distribution among the children of the belligerents. ON SUBMARINE UlB. CREW DRAW LOTS FOR- PATRIOT’S DEATH. LONDON, November 25. (Received Xovembfr 26, at 12.30 p.m.) When the German submarine UlB was surrendering, lots were drawn to decide which of the crew should sacrifice Jus life by opening the valves, so as to prevent the vessel’s capture and the consequent revelation of her plans to the British naval authorities. The lot foil on a mechanic. [This submarine was rammed during tho week by a British patrol boat off the coast ot Northern Scotland. An hour after tho ramming the submarine reappeared, and the crew flew a white flag, in token of surrender. Tho cable mentioned that out of her crew 23 were saved by the destroyer Garry, and one was drowned.] GERMAN PACIFIC FLEET. WASHINGTON, November 25. (Received November 26, at 1.50 p.m.) The United States Government to-day received representations from the British Government asking for the enforcement of Chilian.-neutrality against German warships now off th’o River Platte, but recently using Juan Fernandez, in the Pacific, as a naval base. The department understands that the Chilian Government have despatched two warships to Juan Fernandez to examine the situation there and report.

THE FIJI CONTINGENT. SUVA, November 26. The Secretary of State has approved of a Fiji contingent, and suggests that it join tho Australian or New Zealand contingents. Tho Governor of Fiji has cabled the Commonwealth and New Zealand Governments offering them 50 men each. A MUNIFICENT DONATION. NAPIER, November 26. A Hawke's Bay settler, who does not desire his name to be known, lias donated £I,OOO for British relief purposes. ST. JOHN AMBULANCE COLLECTIONS. The St. John Ambulance Brigades throughout New Zealand have been taking tip collections in their several districts for the sick and wounded British soldiers. The district secretary for Otago states that tho collection for the Auckland district was £157 12s; Wellington, £5 Os 6d ; Canterbury, £235 19s lOd; Otago, £312 8s 6d; Invercargill, £63 ss. Ine amounts collected by brigades are being forwarded to St. John’s Gate, London, tho headquarters of the association, for distribution.

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Issue 15660, 26 November 1914

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Issue 15660, 26 November 1914

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