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INCREASED ACTIVITY IN FLANDERS AND AT AEHA.3.KNK.MV REST UK CANNONADE. PARI--. December 1. |Re,rj\e«j December ?,. at. 8.45 a.m.) A .slates. :-■• A lively i';iii!i<m;if!<j ton]< iri Belgium on .VI on day. but no German infantry attacks were made. Tho cneniv are more active north of Arras. There is an intermit i-nl cannonade, in ■'he region of tb<' Aisnc. Fighting continues in the but, ill* situation there is unchanged. YPRES. KNK.MV PREPARE fur ox.K scpreme effort. URFAT KATTLE BEGINS. AMSTERDAM, December 1. iße.eiwd December 2, at 9.15 a.m.] Tin- ' Haurb-lshlad ' ian Amsterdam :lai!y) states that a heavy force of Gcrmaim ha.s been .sent to Yptvs. to make a supreme attack and capture the town. A great battle is raging between the atiil the Ly.-. pi;esm-:d for ii;<,<h'>. okrmanv in straits. Till', iIAOCF. December 1. (Received December :-!. at o. 4"> a.m.) T »c iiiiti.-ii airmen on Monday dropped bomb.- in the military .-rounds ;-t Ghent and w-aimh-d m--.<h Oilman soldiers. Continual tvipi.-st-. are re, eiveil Jit- Glleill for ri.-illl'ofeeiiKMltS for the front. Die last av-iiiahO Intch of 250 men ».> i-eiit. ,-n M«-inlay. 11 mehided JOO iinprisolieil lie iri. v. j>o V. 11C released on their pneiii.-in,-, to lieln, COURTRAI A \'A>T GERMAN HOSPITAL. supplie.- i'(>j(ci:n from BELGIANS. AMSTERDAM, December I. (Received December 2, at 9..50 a.m.) T'hc ' Xclcgj-aaf ' fiay.s that the Germans at ( oin-trai (v.-i.-,t of Vpre.s) requisitioned l--o million I'railed worth of crxids. Tito town ha.s been trans-formed into a ho.spiud, yp.v there, is jusufiic ienfc accommodation for the. wounded, S,GCO of ivlioiii arrived in one day. BRITISH GUNS A RAN WON F..rf~AFTER, MON.S RECOVERED NEAR ar.kas. LONDON. December 1. I Received December 2. at 9.50 a.m.) The Allien, on entering a village to tho northward of Arras, discovered three British guns and heaps, of live British sheik. They had he-en adaixloned during the Mon« retreat, brought to this village by tho t'itciny. and again abandoned. MINE AND COUN'TEJI-MINE BENEATH T~CE.METEIir. LONDON, December L (Received December 2, at 9.30 Router'a Calais coneapondenb states that the French and German troops are entrenched on opposite sides of a cemetery near Lille. The French mined towards the enemy, who counter-mined, and an encounter took place underground. Elsewhere the Germans uH tho tombs as trenches. GERMAN SUBMAP. INES. (London ' Times ' and Sydney ' Sim' Services.) LONDON, December 1. ' 'lit* Times'.-' naval correspondent pays that tho British destruction of tmbmannes at Zeebnigge is likely to have eome'infhience upon the activity of these peste. They, however, cannot, be iepi, out of the Channel, and presently they will bo found still further westward. Increased vigilance, therefore, is required, VUK GUARDS RTtJGADi;. HELD ON AT ALL COSTS'. mRTRESSEN'G LOSSES IN" FLANDERS. LONDON, LWnibrr 1. iIV-ecive/l Deor-mber 2. at 10.25 a.m.) Lieutenant Aubrey Fletcher, of the Grenadier Guard.--, wounded at, the front, .-rd now in England, that his division of 15,000 troops was ordered to hold a front of eight miles at all costs till reinforced. "Wo were faced," ho. said, "by about 75.000 Germans, inchidiiijrsonie of'tho Kaiecr'?. crack regimente. The Germans occasionally broke throutrh ns by sheer vveicht of numbers, hut. they were always driven back. We held them for 10 day*. "When help came, out of 15.000 Guards nnlv 2,800 remained. Our own battalion of 1,000 men lost 800-, and 28 out of 30 officers." ['This in:count evidently refers to the action mentioned in the following cable, which appeared in our ifisuo of November 27:—During the recent defence of Ypres, when a British division held an eight-mile line of wenches for 19 days against a force of 7,500 ,'sie) picked Germans, Major Christie's battery, nfter three British Runs had been disabled, wa& ordered to retire, but the men returned and recovered their guns. At a critical stage of the fight a charge by the Coldstream, Grenadier, and Sintf Guards (-aved the situation by recovering their trenche*. They suffered fearful W?e<v but drove out the Germans. Then they litiutr on for 36 bewrt, *ed .'.heir resistance won the daj.]

' GENERAL JOFFRK i\srini;i) nis army. (London 'Times' and Sj-tlney 'Sim' Services.) LOXDOX, Dumber 1. A pressman who hr.s had mi interview with Genera! J.dfiv. Hates that, the physical and moral riror of the French army emanate* from its Generalissimo. Amon; Gift things the general naid was this: "Only one thing maiteis, ami that- is to save our oonntw " FOR 3870. "THE REVKXGK" IX SIGHT. (London 'Times ' and Sydney "Sun ' Service*.) LONDON. D.sember 1. General .lofl're, in a. messae'e to tlio Sixth French Army, says : "We owe it. to yon that we now have in .sight that towards which nil our clfuits and energies have heen directed lor -1-1 years --reveie'" for 1870." GERMAN BLUFF [ concerning fkacf. ii:i:ms. (London 'Times' and .Sydney 'Sun' Services.) LONDON. De-ember 1. 'Hie M'ul.ijiup. Gazette' sa-y? : "No <;«,-. iii.iii diplomat would consent to an unsatisfactory peace after t lie victories gained liy ihn Genna.ns. Peace t:i-lk mcrclv British blutf." ( nK.v.i' at Tut: i'ru< i:. H"XE.\IBI.'RG\S REWARD foi: a free passage. (Loudon ' Times ' and Sydney ' r~un ' S'crvj.r-.) LONDON, De, ember 1. ' Le Temps' state? that Germany paid the. Grand Dnrliv of Luxemburg ] .=OO.OOO marks : £75.000'. i.'IT! MAX HYDROPLANE IMPOUNDED BY DENMARK. COPENHAGEN. December 1. A Gorman hydro-aeroplane la.vider] ,-,t F.sbj erg uni tin? Xortll Sea coast.-. Its two ii|lie/>i\s were interned. IN POLAND. A GERMAN ATTEMPT 'I'M BREAK THROUGH SOITH FAIL.S SIGNALLY. PKTROORAD, December 1. i Received December 2, at 9.50 a.m.j Olli'ial ; Obstinate fighting continues in I lie direction of Lowicz. German efforts to force, a way to the region «if Szcrcnw, between Within and Piofrkow, were repulsed with heavy Josses. MAKING FOR HUNGARY. CARPATHIAN PASSES SECURED. PF/TROGRAD, December J. Oißcial: Alter 10 daya' assault we captured the Austrian position on the crest of tho Carpathians from Konecza to Ozo/idea (apparently near the source of the San River). Since November 14 wo have taken prisoner 50,000 Austrian troops and 600 officers. AUSTRIANS IN SSERVIA. A REtfULSE~REPORTED. NISK, December 1. (Received December 2, at 8.45 a.m.) Official i Tho Aiiftrians violently attacked the Hazarevatz front on . Friday. They were repulsed everywhere, and we captured 20 omccrs and 1,500 men. RUMANIA. KINGS APPEAL TO PATRIOTISM. (London 'Times' and Sydney 'Sun' Services.) I /OX D OX, I) member 1. Tho King of Rumania, in his speech at tho opening of Parliament, referred to the exceptional gravity of the tional situation, and "appealed to the spirit and patriotism of the whole nation. THE TURKISH ARMY. REGENERATED. (London 'Times' and Sydney "Sim' .-Service*.) LOXDOX, December 1. Petrograd holds the, view that the Turks, under the influence of German training and discipline, and being equipped with excellent firearms, are now an enduring and steadfast army. UNDER OXE FLAG. A MEDLEYOF P.ACES. (London "Times' and Sydney 'Sun' Senriowi) LONDON, December 1. The forces fighting in East Africa under the_ Union Jack include British, Boers, Indiana, Nubians, and many African tribea. The wounded and stragglers report weird experiences with, hyenas. THE ATLANTIC PATROL. BRITISH WARSHIP'S HAUL. COXTRABAXD-LADEN NORWEGIAN", j OTTAWA, December 1. j •;Received December 2, at 9.15 a.m.) A British warship has brought into Halifax, Xova Scotia, the Norwegian steamer Sandefjord, bound for Copenhagen from X T ew York, laden with cotton. It is l*vlicred that she j* also carrying a balloOD, aUk, wd other contraband of war.

AMERICA AMD THE ENEMY. 4 PARCELS POST RESUMED. WASHINGTON, December 1. ' (Received Decembar 2, at 9.15 a.m.) The parcel post to Germany and AustroHungary £rom America has beon resumed. AN AMERICAN SPEAKS OUT THOUGH HIS PRESIDENT IS SILENT. (London 'Tun«* and Sydney ' gun * Sorriosa.) LONDON, December 1. The president of the Carnegie Institute at Pitteburg, replying to tho German professors' manifesto, said: It gives me a feeling of pity to note the importunity wherevrith tho people of Germany are seeking tho good opinion of America. We can only execrate tho condnct of your Emperor, who has driven his troop* to the slaughter of thpir brethren and to be slaughtered in this bloody and -unspeakable conflict. THE PRESIDENT'S HUMBLE ROLE. MUST NOT OFFEND GERMANY. WASHINGTON, December 1. (Received December 2, at 9.50 a-m.) In the House of Representatives Mr Gardner expressed strong objection to Germany's action in Belgium. President Wilson thinks that if the United Stales were now to etart io elrcngtbon her forces Germany may takeit us directed against her. As tho United Slates, according io the President, hop** to play tho part of peacemaker after tho war, any finch action at this timo -would, in his opinion, bo injudicious. THE EMDEN'S FLAG. HAS RUSSTAINSISTETJ ON" CAPTAIN'S COURT MARTIAL! FREMANTLE, December 2. (Received December 2, at 10.50 a.m.i A passenger by the Orient liner Ophir reports that it is be.b'eved that Captain Von MuJler, (.onmmnder of the Emden. lias turn petit to England to undergo a court martial for the alleged flying of the enctny's flag. A ITER GERMAN TRADE. SYDXKY, December 2. (r'di'ivpjj IJr.enibor 2, at 10.50 a.m.i The 'Daily Telegraph' is publishing a f.o.ri'.- r.f ,-irticl<-., .-iiv] statif-thtt with the object. nl i.apturing G win an trade in the Pacific MISCELTvANEOU.-?. At the Milton *ho\v yesterday the sum of £,>4 was raided in ;i"id of tho Belgian r<-] j.-r fond. Hi' 1 Xonmf Sin-,,,! ,*Ufl' contributed £7 17s to the Ovei.'eiu- Chili Jund for relief of tin-- IJelginns. tfcvcriii young niiMi ni' the Mrirnington Methodist Church hrm- joined the new recruits. :uid n f.-nvwrll mi.i-ii is to ln» tcndcivii tlii-iii In morrow evening.

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THE CALAIS CHIMERA., Issue 15665, 2 December 1914

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