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i GERMAN IN PACKING C\SE. ! London, December 12. Sentrifl.? woo wore 3uperitjienr.iinr» tbe departnra ac Gravß.-eml oi flu- . ported Germana over military age * rolled a packing case over aod over ( , along the deck of a ferry boat, Tdp ' lid wa3 partly forced open in the pro- ', and pailors ?bouted, "There's a r mnn in the box, ,. The ocenpanf I proved to be Otto Kolhn, and he was released after having tnade a fifteen ! hours' journey in the case. Hα told the authorities that he was a German lieutenant, who v?a* recently in > America, and returned shortly before ( tbe war. He was later arrested and ; interned. There are indications that the or ] cape was plotted by aliens in the can teen at Dorcaster. The packing case wag addressed "Rotterdam.'' / WHITE FLAG DISHONOURED. London - , Dscembor 12. Van Horseo, a Dutch volunteer in the Belgian army, who has escaped from tbe Wessl Camp, reports thai his battalion wag surrounded in the Yser It hoisted the white flag, the men also reversing their rifles. Never f fchtless the Germans continued to "hoot until eighteen were left, all of whom warp wounded, WOMEN SPIES SHOT. j London, December I;-}, j Three women spies for a month ba- ) trsvp.d French oimnerr' in the cenapj of the battle line They also robbed the dead on t;b<3 battlefield, and sig nailed to the Germans wuh dark lanterns. They were all captured and shot. ; A GALLANT HLGHLAN.DER. j London , . Dec 13 } Lieutenant Walter Brodie, of t Qe Highland Light Infantry, baa bee" granted the Victoria Cross for conspicuous gallaafcay at Rec-jUera in ou?ti ing the enemy from a portion of our trenches. He bayoneted eevernl, thereby relieving a dangerous situation As a result oE big prompt;tuda eighty were killed and fifty.oco maiio p,i sonars. SAMOAN RELIEF FOEOE. Wellington,' December 18. As previously announced, the Dβ fence Dspvirtnieni; has decided to Rend 500 into between the ages of forty nnd forty seven to Samoa to relieve troops there who dasire to volunteer i for other service abroad The new contingent will ba selected from volunteers takon from px regular?, px members of the R.N-Z.A., Terrwoiial force and nile ex contingenters , and ex volunteers te be eligible, An applicant must be sft 4in3 in • heigot, and must be passpd as raedi ■ caliy fis for in Samoa. They will be trained in a concent.ratiorj ■ camp at Tren'.bam, the course of train ' itig lasting about sis weeks. Thpy ' will probibiy go into camp about the 1 second week in January, Pay will be tbe same m for the Exppdr > tionary F'jrce, that k one months' pay at Territorial rate-!, and expedi , ) fcionary force races iif f er thai SIX GERMAN PRISONERS ; CAPTURED. E Sydney, December 14 5 Six German prisoners, accused'of I beatiDg the Rev. Cox, have arrived. I It appears that Oolonpl Holmes cap , tared tbe Germans at Mawatani, New ) Ireland. They were token to Rubnul e t and tried and punished, and it was 5 decided to send them to Sydney, The Morinda also brought four other Ger mans, including a doctor and a ' magistrate. ' The Island copra trade is recover ing. A latge cargo was shipped from , Rabaul. "ADMITTED"- GERMAN ! Lossi-s ■ i London, December 12. i Berlin admits the following losses : Killed 5000 officers and 90,000 men, wounded 11,000 officers and 380,000 men, missing 1.100 officers and 31G.000 men, THE GOEBEN AGAIN. Peteograd, December IS. Ofiicial. —The Goeben.and another ship fired a few bhots at the Bailtouai forts and retired, DAMAGE DONE BY GLASGOW. London, Daoombsr 13. Passengers by the Vandyke, captured on October 26, state that the Glasgow's six inch guns badly damaged the Karlsruhe's steering gear, and killed a number of the crew, Tbe Karlsruhe substituted the steering gear of a captured ship for her own. THE KAISER'S ILLNESS London, December 18. The "Daily Chronicle" states that private advices from Berlin declare thtit tbe Iviiser's ehyst trouble has seriously affcted his'throat, and an operation will be necessary The doc , [tors prescribed absolute quiet for at least a month. Nevertheless the patient is refractory, and continues to send orders and suggestions to the were theatre. Yoluntekuk Foit the Fuoxx Lieutenant Ltvei'.-tur Priest, son of Mr J. K. Pri-zt, of I Ghorlton, is a murnbar of the Second Expeditionary Fo co enciimped at Trenthnm. Among the P. ninsula men who have volunteored to go with tha tliini t'orco are Malcolm Uruee, second son of Mr J, D. Biuoe, of Aha-oa, and .'■. II Jacobson, another old Akaroa boy, A Top PmcK - Of all (he wool realised nt the Christchurch w.les from Bmiks renin / sula, Mr John Kennedy's wool, branded X over Wainui, has realised the highest price. 'I his was sold by Messrs Matson & Co. at Md. His wool was beautifully got up and , sold as under: ■ G biles half-bred ewe, IJd ; 5 bales fine crossbred ewe, 13d ; 4 bnl.-is half' ( br. d hogget, 13J I ; 3 bales half-bred bosKot, ' ; 1 bale yiecos, 2 halo?, bellies, ( Bsd; 2 bales locks, ,3Ad. Tho pricra reai i liHi'd for thi3 clip would bo indeed hard to boat. ( ■•NAZOL" taken on some lumps of sugar and allowed to slowly dissolve in the mouth £ will probably cure a Cold in fbh Throat or t Chest. For • olds in Mm Head it ia advisable £ in addition to me a Nazol Inhaler and in "" hale through the nostrils as dnected. No C cold can withstand this treatment—it must suocumb, I \

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WAR IN EUROPE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3461, 15 December 1914

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WAR IN EUROPE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3461, 15 December 1914