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A KINDLY COMMANDER.

London, October 7

A Roman Gatbolio priest, who has accompanied Field Marshal Sir John j French at headquarters, says: —"No matter bow hard his day, Sir John French ispends part of the evening with the wounded, cheering them up. Sometimes he stays chatting with the sufferers too late, aDd cannot get to headquarters, Then he wraps a blanket around himself and occupies a cot alongside the wounded men."

Mr William Maxwell, the veteran " Daily Telegraph's " war correspondent, reports tbat the British casualties in the past three weeks have been insignificant. Fourteen out of twenty of the great German howitzer shells fail to burst. British soldiers, after four days in the trenches, are allowed two days' rest. GERMAN DESTROYER SUNK.

Hague, October 7. A German destroyer was sunk off Schiermonnikoog Island

The "Central News" states that it was caused by a British submarine,

Reuter mentions the presence of two German submarines. They were assisting the destroyer, or were possibly the cause of tbe accident.

The Press Bureau states that submarine E9 has returned safely, She sank a German destroyer.

[This will refer to the German destroyer reported sunk off the Frisian Islands.] ATTACK ON ANTWERP. Paris, October 7. Official.—The Belgian forces defending Antwerp have successfully repelled German attacks.

Germany has officially issued indignant denials to the story related by Baroness de Baye about the Crown Prince filling waggons with loot, and sending them off under the protection of the Red Cross.

Title Baroness repeats her charge, and gives details, including tbe name of the locksmith whom tbe Crown Prince compelled to pack the loot by threatening him with a revolver.

CAPTAIN BELLOWS ESCAPE Rome, October 7-

On their arrival at Ajaocio the crew of the stolen submarine informed the French authorities of the circumstances of Captain Belloni's escape. Tbe authorities instructed them to hold the submarine, pending instructions from Italy. THE GERMAN LOSSES. Rome, October 7. In an official list issued at Berlin rhe German losses in killed and mis sing to September 1 are given as 117,000. The authorities admit, that their total losses to date are 300,000 London, October 7 The Norwegian ship, bound from New Caledonia to Hamburg with a cargo of nickel, has been captured and towed into Brest.

Athens, Ootober 7

Advice from Constantinople states that four huge German howitzers and a thousand tons of ammunition and war materials bave arrived in German merchantmen, and been sent to the Dardanelles. ADVANCE OP THE RUSSIANS.

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A KINDLY COMMANDER., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3444, 9 October 1914

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A KINDLY COMMANDER. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3444, 9 October 1914

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