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LONDON, December 21.

(Received December 22, at 8.30 a.m.)

The ‘Daily Chronicle’ says that a week's successes for the Allies followed tho resumption of hostilities. Roulers was captured after fierce assaults. The floods between Dixmude and Nicuport have been passed, and the Allies joined forces on the north-eastern side of tho flooded area. Bayonet attacks were pushed home, with the result that tho Allies’ patrols are within a few kilometres of Oatend. The sweeping offensive lias been no less successful in the south. The French and British have arrived at the gates of Lill®, and the withdrawal of the main German force to Tourcoing and Roubaix ie reported. A TRUE ALLIANCE. THE FLANDERS MOVE TO EASE POLAND STRESS. LONDON, December 21. (Received December 22, at 8.30 a.m.) The newspapers comment on tho harmony existing among the Allies, as was strikingly evidenced by the way the change was carried out in Egypt. It is also manifested in the mutual vigorous offensive in Flanders to relievo the German pressure on Poland. The ‘ Daily Mail ’ says that the Allies are a band of brothers whose mutual regard increases the longer they are thrown together. It adds: “The nibbling process proceeds without a pause, but the morsels gnawed away from the enemy are larger each day, and all the allied troops are animated by a sense of conquering elation.” BELGIAN ATROCITIES. A HUNDRED~VVOMEN SHOT, REFUSED TcTdIG GRAVES. LONDON, December 21. (Received December 22. at 8.45 a.m.) The ‘Evening Standard’s’ Paris correspondent states that fresh stories of German atrocities in Belgium ♦re daily coming to light. Sixty women at La Tour refused to bury the German dead. Thirty of them were shot, whereupon the commander asked the survivors: “Will yon obey?” They crossed themselves, and all were immediately shot; Forty women were also shot at Rossignol. WHO HOLDS LODZ? GERMAN EVACUATION RUMORED. fLondon ‘ Times ’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, December 21. A message from a Berlin source announces that tho Germans have evacuated Lodz, fearing an enveloping movement and the consequences of the Russians penetrating Prussia. ITALY AND TURKEY. AN ULTIMATUM ALLEGED. PETROGBAD, December 21. (Received December 22, at. 8.40 a.m.) The ‘ Bourse Gazette ’ states that Italy is demanding from the Porte an explanation of the movement of 4,000 Arabs under Turkish and.German officers against Tripoli. She has threatened a rupture of relations failing a satisfactory answer. ITALIAN FEELING. PRO-WAR DEMONSTRATIONS. ROME, December 21. (Received December 22, at 8.45 a.m.) Five hundred meetings were held throuchout Italy in commemoration of Oberdank. executed in 1882 for conspiracy against Em-cror Francis Joseph of Austria. The demonstrations developed nbo anti-Austrian and pro-war movements m the northern cilice, and the police weie obliged to curb the celebrations. PRINCE HUSSEIN. HIS CAPABILITIES. (London 'Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) LONDON. December 21. • The Tiines'fi ’ Cairo correspondent says it would be impossible to imagine a greater antithesis than the deposed and the new Sovereign of Egypt. Iho latter has, ei cr (y?en friendly io Britain, and fully understands his country’s peculiar position. The. new Sultan is far abler than fits nephew, and will certainly fill tho exalted post with greater dignity and more benefit, to his subjects. He has interested himself in agricultural matters throughout His career, and has frequently visited the capitals of Europe to study local conditions.



DELHI, December 21

(Received December 22, at 9.20 a.m.)

Tho Ambulance Association are vigorously assisting the Red Cross movement, and £30,000 worth of material has boon despatched re tho front, while there is £IO,OOO cash in hand. 'Die ladies throughout India arc working hard to provide comforts for tho troops.



LONDON. December 21

(Received December 22, at 8.45 a.m.) Tho Maharajah of Gwalior has presented Kii'g George with:'a Christmas gift of 41 ambulance cars, 4 motor cars for officers, 6 motor lorries and repair waggons, and 10 military motor cycles.



MELBOURNE, December 22.

(Received December 22. at 9.21 a.m.)

The Federal Attorney-General (Mr Huches) considers there is no need to adopt tho suggestion that the leaders of the Federal parties, like the English political loaders, should take the platform together with, the object of stimulating recruiting- At present, he says, recruits in Australia are joining in satisfactory numbers. •

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A WEEK'S WORK., Issue 15682, 22 December 1914

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A WEEK'S WORK. Issue 15682, 22 December 1914

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