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NATIONAL RESERVE.

On Monday night the officers and noncotna. of the.National Reserve paraded for instruction under. Captain Hussey, and. j despite the bad weather, there was an excellent muster. They were taken outside ffd tt^xa&sax.

station, but had been there only a few minutes when'a fierce attack was made on them by tho enemy in tho form of a real southerly " buster," and they vrero compelled to rotire to cover in the vestibule of the station, where Captain Hussoy seized the opportunity and gave a 20 minutes' lecture on outpost work. Venturing outside again, another "buster" soon came up, ana tho chelter of tho Qarrison Hall was reached at the "double." Here Captain Hussey gave a most interesting and instructive lecture, dealing with outposts and protection, which will be found most useful on Sunday week, when it is expected that the officers and noncoma, will bo transported by the motor reserve to the vicinity of Saddle Hill, and there take up positions, giving due attention to (selection of ground, sketching, placing of pickets, supports, and sentries. All are looking forward to this parade, a» so few opportunities are available for this particular class of work, and they realise the importance of gaining some knowledge of it. Tho full arrangements will bo notified next week.

The weekly parade of tho reserve will take place to-morrow, as usual, and the CitT platoons, with those of Rcidvn, Maori Hill, and North End, will parade on the Oval at 7.30 p.m., to practise company work. Tho other platoons will parade on their private parade grounds. Portobello platoon are doing well, and are parading every Wednesday evening along with the Territorials. So also are the Mosgiel platoon. Though large numbers of rifles are not available for drill purposes, good shooting practice is being done every Saturday afternoon and evening by No. 1 City platoon, and on Saturday "week this platoon will fire a match against tho divisional signal company of Territorials, and great interest is being taken in it. Other platoons intend taking on this miniature rirle shooting, and there is opportunity for all to do it. This will help largely to supply the want of ritlcs. Should all members take it up, there should bo no difficulty in forming a strong miniature rifle association and holding meetings to shoot for trophies, ns tho programme- could quite easily be- extended over a number of nights. Farther than that, it would help to keep all ranks of the Reserve together in the reeec-a piriod, as well as throughout the remainder of the year. CARGOES OX GERMAN SHIPS.

Messrs John Chambers and Sons advised the executive of the Chamber of Commerce at their meeting yesterday that their Wellington agents had. received information from the. Molbourne Chamber of Commerce to tho effect that they expected that tho interned German vessels at Cape Town would be brought to Australia, and that a committee of the Melbourne Chamber was watching the interests of consignees. That chamber recommended owners of cargo not to forward their bills of lading and ether documents to South Africa in the meantime, as there was every probability that tho vessels would be forwarded to their destination.

OTAGO PATRIOTIC AND GENERAL WELFARE ASSOCIATION. The hon. treasurers of tho Otago Patriotic and General Welfare Association acknowledge the receipt of the, following donations to the fund :

Previously acknowledged ... i :i5.805 14 1 Psvwsons Limited 10 0 0 Robert Gcddes and employees 2 5 0 R. V. Forsvth " ... 3 3 0 -M.D -■■' ..." \. 25 0 0 Maniototo branch, Wedderburn concert 17 2 6 T)t F. S. Batchelor 10 10 0 Geo. Xiehol 20 0 0 "J.K." 10 0 0 Jas. Wright. 0 10 6 "Musselburgh Resident" ... 0 10 0 Amounts received on Trafalgar Day and previously acknowledged 10 0 0 Dr Fitchett" 10 10 0 Collected by Rev. J. BennJng, Roxburgh— J. Bennetts. £1; R. George. £1; "A Friend," £1; 10s; "B.C.L.*" 5s 6d; J. Watson, 5s; smaller sums, 9* 6d ... ... .. 4 10 0 J. Speight and C'o.V emnlovees (11th contribution! 10 0 0 Diithie Bros 10 10 0 Rev. M. Diamond 2 2 0 Bri.'cne and Co.'s employees (3rd contribution) 5 0 0 Dunedin City Council's F..V. and L. employees Itwo months) 69 3 5 Car and "wagcron inspectors staff N.Z." Railways i5th contribution) 1 12 0

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NATIONAL RESERVE., Issue 15641, 4 November 1914

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NATIONAL RESERVE. Issue 15641, 4 November 1914

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