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IN AUSTRALIA.

GERMAN STEAMERS TO BE USED BY OUR FOLK. SYDNEY. Octotber 30. (Received October 30, at 11.25 a.m.) The Federal Government intend to use tire captured German steamers for transporting frozen goods to England

AN INTERRUPTED SHAVE. SYDNEY, October 30. (Received October 50. at 11.26 a.m.) A story brought by tho Komct shows that she. was located, with the assistance of natives, hidden in a small harbor. Iho capturers were aboard before anyone excepting the captain was awake. The captain had just left his bunk and was be.gining to shave. Suddenly the cabin door opened, and he, turned .and found himsell looking into 'the barrel of a revolver. DUTY BEFORE SCIENCE. SYDNEY, Ocober 30. (Received October 30, at 11.26 a.m.) The captain, officers, and crow of the French exploring ship Leurieuso have decided to abandon the voyage and leave tho vessel in Sydney ami return to France to re-enter the naval service, considering tho call of duty stronger than the call of science. They will resume the voyage after the. war. YESTERDAY’S WAR NEWS. DESPERATE NIGHT FIGHTING AMID BURNING BUSHES. ”XO QUARTER GIVEN.” PARIS, October 28. The following appeared in portion of our city edition yesterday: — After the Germans were repulsed at the Yprea (’anal on Friday the British advanced through open fields, driving the enemy east and north, and capturing Langsmarck, where they entrenched during the night. Suddenly a shrill whistle sounded. The bushes that had been soaked in petroleum broke into flames, and masses of men sprang from the beet crops a few hundred vards in advance. . " The British hurriedly manned their trenches and opened fire with machine guns, [louring volley after volley. The Germans replied with a “ xTorll ! hneh ._ and rushed on the trenches jmd fell m hundreds, but when within 50 yards ot our men a whistle sounded the retreat. The British sprang out of their trenches with the bayonet, and hand-to-hand encounters took place in the dim glaio of the, burning bushes. The Gormans were driven back to Roulers. , . Many of the enemy threw down their arms, but no quarter was given. The British also captured thousands, including a general, and took a battery and several machine guns.

PETROGRAD, October 23. Official: Fighting recommenced in East Prussia, where the Russians . repulsed desperate German attacks at. Nakalarzewo. The fighting on the Vistula extends from Kim to to the mouth of the Ilzanka River, particularly at the source of the .1 er/o'.v Rawa, where part of the enemy s positions was curried. The Russians forced the Germans to retreat to Aitandrano on the "Vistula, south of Ivangorod, taking prisoners oO officers and 3,000 Germans, also capturing machine guns and eight cannon. Telegrams from Warsaw state tnat hcavy' columns of Russian cavalry occupied Luutdo (0 on T-iicsaay. 'J'here. is yoat excitement in Fetrograd. as this im.-.e thrputons tho whole line- of the German communications. A German girl spy was eourt-martiallea and shot mar Prtrograd. Her clothes wore lined with admirably-executed plans of Kronstadt and the Mctlm defensive works.

DUNEDIN WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION. Goods and money are coming in freely for all fund? to the Ladies’ Committee at the Knriv Settlers’ Hall, The appeals on behalf of th-:- ambulance, British and Bokhan. Quern Marv. blanket, Kitchener, anrf babies' milk funds have been nobly responded In. The ladies wish it known that wool may he obtained at the hall by those will big" to make it up into socks for tho Queen Alary fund The committee have also ordered 500 cardigan jackets, and will lie glad of contributions lo pay for them.

AMERICA FEELING THE PINCH. Tlie following is an extract from a letter received by a Dunedin resident from his son in Ridgewood. New Turk, I .S.A., and indicates how the war is affecting America: —“My word, hut hasn’t this war verily upset the whole world ! liven in America hero—a strictly neutral country thousands of miles from the scat of fighting—everyone seems to be affected in some wav The cost of living has gone up consideranly. coal, .neat, eggs, (lour, etc., all being up in price. Fresh eggs are now 60 cents ;2s 6d) a dozen, and still rising. Two days ago we paid 42 cents (Is 9dl for a pound of sirloin steak that was so tough that wc could hardly cat it Practically, everything that people use has gone up in price since the war. Business every whore has been seriously affected, many tirms discharging many of their hands. The Singer Manufacturing Company discharged 5,000 hands last, week, and put the other 4.000 in (heir factory on half-time. Our grocer in Ridgewood says that his business has de<leased 50 per cent, during the last two mouths, and this is a common complaint among business men. The harbor in New York K lined with dozens and dozens ot .steamers, mine great Atlantic liner-:, all doing nothing, the crows often being discharged, and thus adding to the great ever-in Teasing list of unemployed m the ritios. \\e were glad to see by the, eveninjg papers that the Germans wric being 1 calen again and forced back. While America is supposed to be strictly n«» t.rtil, every time the Allies win the papers sing praises to England, France, and Russia. The papers bitterly' denounce the German.' tor some of their barbarous tactics, and call them a Jot of ’uncivilised barbarians.’ ” UNEMPLOYMENT CO^LMITTEK. _ -V meeting of the above was held in the Expansion League’s office yesterday afternoon, under the presidency of Mr' W. T. M’Farlane. The Winks Committee of the City Connell applied for a subsidy for the gang of men who were employed at stone-break in g at 1 ant.a Hill, hut as this was contract work the committee could not see their vav to support- the application. It was decided to arrange for to-day a conference between the engineers of the Harbor Board, Drainage Board, and City Council for tin- purpose of these officials coming to an understanding as to (ho plan of operations in regard to constructing the training wall of the Leith from Union stu d to Harbor terrace, where the Harbor Board's work begin.-. This agreement will then he submitted to the Harbor Board and Drainage Board respectively. Mr Cohen reported the result of his mission to Wellington in connection with the (Hugo Expansion League’s "(forts to const ruer an ocean drive from St. Clair to St. Ki'da. Ho had received every assistance from the Dunedin members of flic House (Messrs Thomson, Statham, Millar, and Sideyi. who had accompanied him to the Minister of Works and strongly supported the claims of the league for a subsidy, and had heartily supported the scheme outlined by the city on gutter as endorsed by the Harbor Board's engineer The deputation had been courteously received by the Hon. Mr Fraser, who, after examining the plane said that he was quite prepared to help the work forward, recognising its importance and value to the City of Dunedin, but he must impose two conditions— first, that only married men out of work should be employed, and that his own district er.gineer (Mr M'Ennis) should be associated with the city engineer in the execution of the work. The uffieme should be press ad forward energetically, as there were plenty other avenues for relief work that might require assistance from the Government. The committee expressed their appreciation of the help of the Dunedin M.l’.s. ODDMENTS We have received from the milling department of the Roslyn Woollen Mills 14s for the British patriotic fund. Under the title of ‘ The Great War,’ a standard history of the All-Europe conflict is being issued in weekly parts at n popular price. It describes in word and picture ;di the interesting events in this

the most remarkable war in the world’s history. The various parts, when collected together, will comprise “ a book of which the Empire will be proud.” The demand in Great Britain is said to have been phenomenal.

For the. Maori contingent's regimental funds Mr J. Karetai has collected the following amounts: —Wright. Stephenson, and Co., 10s; K. Godfred. 6s; J. Karetai, 10s 6d; W. A. M’Donakl, E. Waltsgott, Grant, Rawera, J. Cross, and Miss A. Karetai, 2s od each.

Major Hoathcote, of the Royal Yorkshires, was the only officer in his regiment, with the exception of a sub-lieutenant, to pass uninjured through the battles of Cambrni and Mons. Seventeen officers of the regiment were killed and wounded. Captain Ossley Waketnau (aide-de-camp to the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Gerald Strickland), who is on the reserve list of the Grenadier Guards, has been recalled by the War Office, and ha-s left for England. Australia is sending as many doctors with the Expeditionary Force for Europe as it can spare. The doctors are going for small pay. They get only the pay corresponding to their rank, with field allowance, £1 2s fid for a captain, and so on. Obviously they are losing large sums by their voluntary departure from home (says an Australian exchange}. One leading Melbourne surgeon, who makes at least £5.000 a year in Melbourne, is going as a major, with prospects of spending his little earning of £6OO a year on essential personal expenses. Another popular Melbourne. surgeon, Dr Fred Bird, is going without pay, and taking with him an assistant, ;two nurses, and a.n expensive equipment. It has been at Lord Kitchener's special request that the Commonwealth Government and medical profession are making this special effort. A New Zealand pressman now located in Sydney writes to a member of the staff of the Christchurch ‘Press’:—“There are about 80 New Zealanders in the Sydney battalion of the. New South Wales section of the Australian’Expeditionary Force. I am thinking of writing something about this business when the censorship is over. Would you like a column story of the mystery of "the New Zealander rushing to the aid" of the country he has never seen, nor (as in my case)' has his father? There is a tremendous amount of the ‘ My country, right or wrong’ about it all. It is a wonderful thing —this patriotism. Think of the people 200 years hence, who will look back 1 on the marvellous spectacle of young people from all corners of the earth rushing* to the aid of a Mother Land. Talk about the Briton and Jxis brood —why, all the Germans the world has ever seen, with the Kaiser as full-back, could not beat an Empire with that spirit.” Doctors with the, Australian Expeditionary Force have recently brought off their first joke against the troops. Iho aggregate ages of the first six nurses appointed was 300! Such matronly persons are not the women shipmates one looks for on a long sea, voyage. And so the expeditioiiaries are thinking out some trick to get even ” on the medical contingent.

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IN AUSTRALIA., Issue 15637, 30 October 1914

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IN AUSTRALIA. Issue 15637, 30 October 1914

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