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Personal.—Mr P. Lewthwaite, of Little River, who attended the Naval School at Portsmouth and who was in the Home fleet for a number of years, is now on H.M.A.S. Australia and has been with her ever since she was commissioned. He is a petty officer and holds the position of torpedo instructor. He has written a number of letters of late to his people in Little River, which have been examined by a naval officer before being despatched, showing that every precaution is taken to keep secret the ships movements. Mr Lewthwaite has been a number of years in the navy, and will retire from the sea at tbe end of his time.

Banks Peninsula A. and P, Association, —The amount received for special prizes by the Banks Peninsula A. & P. Association this year is £210, whioh, though somewhat short of last year, is, considering the calls made on behalf of the war, a very handsome sum for the Association to donate to their prize* winners at their annual show in November. The Association's special prizes have been one of its speoial features, and the amount offered is still a very large sum to offer exhibitors. At the Association's last show the special prizes offered amounted to £270.

The Weather.—The weather remains warm and dry. On Tuesday and yesterday the sun's heat was very great for this time of the year. Everything is being dried up, and rain is urgently needed. The temperature yosterday was nearly 90 degrees in the shade.

German regiments. .Russians at Roezki, northwards of Augustwo, discovered at night time during a tremendous rain that the Germans had omitted to po3t pickets of infantry. With a battery of light guns they stalked tbem under the noise of the rain, and tbe Russian artillery swept the sleeping Germans. Then followed a bayonet charge. According to a prisoner, the Kaiser, before leaving Graevo, ordered Ossowie's to be captured within three days. The German fired forty thousand shells before the Russians took their lines by a daring frontal charge of a single troop of cavalry, combined with infantry and cavalry in a flanking ! movement.

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Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3444, 9 October 1914

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Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3444, 9 October 1914

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