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RAIDED AND SEIZED. LONDON, October 16. The police raided the factory of Roder, Limited, at Willesden Junction, a German music printing firm. The position commands the junction) of important railway lines, including the Great Western and North-Western main lines. It also commands gasworks, reservoirs, and electric light works. The foundations aro very thick, and the Buildings have a concrete roof, the concrete being 3ft thick. This, it was explained, was necessary for future additional stories. Twenty-two German employees were arrested. The French Government recently blew up the firm's Paris factory. WIRELESS INSTALLATION SEIZED, LONDON. October 17. The police seized a powerful wireless plant at Professor Schuster’s residence, Twyford. Schuster, who is a brother of Sir Felix Schuster, admitted that ho could receive messages from Berlin and Paris. [Professor Schuster is the secretary of the Koval Society and president of the Physical Society of London. His brother, Sir Felix Schuster, is a leading banker in London, and a member of the Council of the British Empire League.] AUSTRIANS ARRESTED. LONDON, October 17. The police arrested all waiters in the V-enna Cafe, who are Austrians. This is a favorite haunt of Austrians and Germans. Owing to the agitation against Austro? German waiters, 20 leading London hotels announce that such are no longer employed. GERMAN GUNBOAT AT HONOLULU. HONOLULU, October 17. The Geir will remain here indefinitely. Repairs to her engines will require several weeks. Coaling will continue. The Government are watching to prevent the violation of neutrality. NEW YORK, October 17. The Navy Department has ordered tha Marconi station at Honolulu to bo closed for announcing the arrival of the Gorman gunboat Geir, on the ground that it was a violation of neutrality. THE ALLIES AT TSING-TAO. TOKIO, October 16. Official : The allied squadron destroyed portions of two of the Tsing-tao forts, litis and Kaiser. One bluejacket was killed. There were no Japanese casualties. THE KEY TO THE POSITION. PEKING, October 17. It is reported that the Japanese, by a surprise night attack, captured Prinzimric Hill, dominating the town of Tsing-tao. The Allies’ casualties numbered 150. PRINCESS MARY'S CHRISTMAS APPEAL. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) LONDON, October 16. Princess Mary, in her appeal for Christmas gifts for the troops, says that on Christmas Eve, when, like the shepherds of old, they keep their watch, doubtless t-Vie* t-ViovigVits ol tVxeir brave eol<iier» 'will turn home to some loved one. Perhaps they will recall the days of their childhood, and hang np their stockings, wondering what the morrow may nave in store. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. The prohibition of the export of coal to South American ports seriously hits the Newcastle (N.S.W.) output. It will mean the detaining of a number of vessels, and cause a reduction of work at several of the collieries. The Canadian Government have arranged for the Bank of England to advance the money required for the military and naval expenditure of 1914. A permanent war loan will be floated later. Th* pro-German feeling at Peking is the outcome of the bribery of the Chinese Press. The British Government are inviting tenders for 15 millions in Treasury bills, tenders closing on the 21st inst. Mr Gardner, who has just returned from the war zone, moved in the House of Representatives, Washington, for the appointment of a Commission to investigate America's readiness for war. He de nounced Germany as the cause, and said she was an unholy menace to democracy. The British Government have prohibited the transit otherwise than through the post of any letters or written messages intended for* persons carrying on business in the enemy’s country. The stud and royal carriages of the King of the Belgians have arrived at Southampton.

OTACO’S REINFORCEMENTS. The Otago quota of the first reinforcements for the main Expeditionary Force leave by the first express to-morrow, the Invercargill men coming on by the second express train. The quota is incomplete, but there will be no difficulty in making up the full complement in Wellington, there being an overplus of applications from Wellington and Auckland military districts. The recruiting will commence at once for the second reinforcements. Otago’s quota on this occasion is two officers and 94 men, and this number will be recruited monthly during the currency of the war. The monthly reinforcements from the Dominion will 'be 12 officers and 395 men. It is doubtful if Otago will be able to complete any of her monthly quotas, and the same may be said of Canterbury. The North Island will, however, be able to furnish any anticipated deficiency in this respect. A vessel, now at Port Chalmers, is to be the troopship for the first reinforcements, and she is now being fitted out at the Port. She will also be provisioned there. A board of inspection, consisting of Captain Post (Wellington), Major W. L. Bobinson, and Major S. A. Grant, paid an . official -visit to the transport to-day. ,

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GERMAN FACTORY IN LONDON, Issue 15627, 19 October 1914

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GERMAN FACTORY IN LONDON Issue 15627, 19 October 1914

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