LATEST FROM EUROPE.
A Press correspondent, who was conducted along the Allies' lines, estimates tho Allies' losses in tho Ypres battles at 30,000 and the Germans' at 120,000. An airman is said to have flown over Krupps' Essen works and dropped bombs in the cannon-hall.
The German Chancellor is reported to have had a narrow escape from death. A British battery destroyed the room in which he had been a few minutes previously.
Speaking In the Reichstag, Herr Von Bethmann Hoilweg deolarcd ." before Cod and man that England and Russia were responsible for the catastrophe." Desperate fighting continues near Lodz, the carnage being described as terrible. Russia's enveloping plan continues, with strong hopes of success. The French Parliament wit) reassemble In Paris (Versailles) on the 22nd Inst.
THE RIGHT~OF SEARCH. BRITAIN STANDS FIRM. WASHINGTON, December 3. (Recoived December 4, at 12.25 p.m.) Sir C. Spring-Rico (British Ambassador) has delivered a Note to tho U.S. State Department announcing that Britain would not delay American ships unduly when searching for contraband.
■■ * PORT CHALMERS WOMEN'S COMMITTEE.
The ladies are delighted at the interest taken in the work. Parcels for the Belgians still continue to como in ; also knitted socks and Balaclava caps and cuffs for our own Expedition;!) y Forces. Several women have expressed a desire to continue knitting right to the end of the war. Everyone is now desirous of making the forthcoming carnival on election day a success.
Money donations have been received as follows:—Belgian children's relief fund: P. Hill (Kelso), ss. Belgian relief fund : Mrs Morgan's concert, £S lis; Mrs Gardner, £1 Is; school girls' entertainment, 16s o£d ; •' Two Friends " (per Mrs Cunninghamo), lis 6d ; Mr 11. Hutton, 3s. Queen Mary fund : " Lancashire " (per Mrs Cable), 10s; E.M.C., 2s. Goods from various donors are acknowledged.
The weekly parade of the Field Ambulance section of tho Reserve was held on Wednesday evening, when Mr W. Wilkinson (superintendent of the St. John Ambulance Brigade) gave an interesting talk on 'Poisons and Their Treatment.' Parades aro being held weekly, and some very good work has been done, the members showing a keen interest in their work. Larger attendances, however, would be appreciated by those in charge. Two more parades will be held this month, after which paraded will be discontinued until after the holidays. The first aid examination of 'members is to bo held very shortly, and tho members will be notified as to the date.
Permanent link to this item
LATEST FROM EUROPE., Evening Star, Issue 15667, 4 December 1914