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The naws that three or four German cruisers shelled Whitby and Scarborough Is confirmed. The shelling lasted some 25 minutes. Many buildings were damaged, houses destroyed, about 20 persons killed, and 100 wounded. The raiders are said to have encountered a destroyer flotilla, and are now engaged with thorn eight miles off the coast. The Press Bureau announces Important German movements in the North Sea. Paris reports that British warships violently bombarded the ooast between Ostend and Nieuport. Austrlans continue to speak bitterly of Germans, and there Is consternation in Vienna over Seruia's successes end her triumphal re-entry of Belgrade. St. Paul's Cathedral was oro'wded throughout the 24 hours' intercessory service. A CUNARD LINER'S ESCAPE FROM GERMAN MINES. NEW YORK, December 16. (Received December 17, at 12.5 p.m.) The Cunarder Transylvania has arrived. She. reports that she narrowly escaped destruction by a mine to the north of Ireland. Two mines collided a short distance before her bows and exploded, throwing a huge column of water in the air. A fragment of steel tore the railings of the vessel'?, side. At the timo 366 passenger's irem aboard. The force of the explosion lifted the Transylvania's bow, out of the water.

A DEATH IN ECYPT. [Peb United Press Association.] WELLINGTON, December 17. Cable advice received at the Defence Headquarters to-day conveys news of the death of Private John Archibald Campbell, of the Wellington Infantry Battalion at Abbassia Hospital, Cairo, on the evening of the 14th December. Deceased, who was 27 years of age, was a horse driver, and came from Napier. The next of kin is Donald Campbell, Wellesley road, Napier, Mrs E. sends us 10s for the Belgian relief fund.

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LATEST FROM EUROPE, Issue 15678, 17 December 1914

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