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IN SOUTH AFRICA.

DR WETS MADNESS. DESTROYING DKIIK il '.< A XT) RAILWAYS PRETORIA. November 7. The lebcls looted ILinistnith. and others blew up a bridge ever the Sanrl River at Virginia. Do AVer destroyed l lp. railway in the neighborhood of Lindley. The High Commissioner report.-; under date London, November 7 t Official : The Governrr-tl.enera! of Somli Africa reports tliai for the last few days tilings have been quirt in the Oraoige State. This s attributed to the c-.nver.-ations now passing between Do '.Vet and other prominent Orange State leaders. The Government j deside to avoid unnecessary bloodshed, and hrve refrained from any provocative action while the conversations tire in progress. REBELS UNDER FIRM. •CAPE TOWN, November 7. A foice of police tinder Colonel Mertz had a sharp fight with the rebels under General Muller tit Rronkhor Spruit. Four rebels were killed and 58 captured, together with all the transport and spare ammunition. The Unionists’ loss was one lulled and three wounded. Generals Delarev and .Swats engaged a rebel commando on Thursday near Bloemiiof. capturing live of them. LABOR TRADERS RETURN. WILL STAND BY THE FLAG. CAPE 'TOWN November 8. It is reported that the Labor leaders returned twieondilionaily. hut promised not to embarrass the Government during the i war. Reviewing the mol or transport, corps at Jchanncshurg, General Smuts emphasised the danger of having a neighbor such ns the German Empire. All loyal South Africans should certainly do their best to see that the proximity was not continued lone. The rebels asked them to exchange a free constitution, which Do Wei and others helped to frame, for a Republic under the Prussian hod. in accordance with Maritz's treaty, but the vast majority of people were i-atbtied with the present conditions, and were prepared to give their lives to safeguard the liberties for themselves and children. CANADIAN AFFAIRS. A SECOND CON TINGENT. INDIANS WANT TO FIGHT. OTTAWA. November 7. Canada will send a second overseas contingent. of 15.000 nmn shortly. A cavalry brigade is being organised for service, in Egypt and Syria. The Red Indians are asking to be allowed to serve against the Empire’s enemies, and are also subscribing largely to the war funds. Croes and Black feci, blood Indians, have adopted an address <o the King craving the right to light at the front. SHORTAGE OF PAPER. OTTAWA, November 8. Mr Redder. Trade Commissioner for New Zealand, reports a shortage of paper there, and the. Government arc taking steps to induce British Columbia papennakote to supply the deficiency.

-THE/ HINDU TROUBLI-

OTTAWA, November 7. Following the KomagataMam's visit,'a local immigration inspector was shot dead in the courthouse, and several Hindus were also killed mysteriously. Another is now Ijeing tried for shooting a fellow countryman during a service in a Hindu temple. The trials disclosed plots against Canadian immigration officials. Funds are also being collected in aid of a revolutionary movement against Britisli rule in India. AMERICAN APATHY CONDEMNED BY AN EX-AMBASSA-DOR. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney * Sun ’ Services A LONDON, November 7. ‘The Times’s’ Washington correspondent advises that Mr Robert Bacon, a former American Ambassador at Pan*, has denounced the lack of spirit characterising the United States’ attitude of strict neutrality. Ho points out that tho German violation of Belgian neutrality constitutes an open breach of Tie Hague Convention, and asks ; ‘‘Are wo going to suffer a nation to break a treaty with us without entering a protest MISCELLANEOUS. The Germans are treating the Belgians with increased severity. Priests are being anested. i The sin- who guided the London .Scottish , into tho. Ge-man fire reappeared from the direction of the German lines. The Gurkhas iccogniscd him and wanted to kill him. but a British officer rescued the spy, who ,vas tried and shot.. 'British Cevi'ii is greatly dissatisfied at the latitude allowed to the German*. Only after strong criticisms- were all Germans itlerned. It is on open secret that the Emrlen’s smeess was duo to the Germans i rtiag wireless and other sigmß'nig. Certain' Germans openly ’masted that they had sent, information to Germany. The British Embassy in America, is investigating a report that secret German wireless stations are established along the South American coasts. 'The Embassy believes that the con central ton of Gorman forces these is duo entirely to wireless messages evidently sent from Chilian stations.'’ The State Department explains that, the closing of the Tuckerfor. wireless station was duo to the congestion o' messages. It will'reopen shortly. J lie War Office is inviting tenders on the 16th inst. for 5,000,000 12oz tins of preserved beef and mutton f"r delivery in London in January. February, and March. It will accept cabled tenders. Viscount Crichton lias been taken prisoner, and is internod in Germany. A Santiago message states that the German steamer Santa Isabel departed for Valparaiso on Saturday' week, declaring that her destination was Hamburg, but it is believed that she is provisioning the German squadron. M.' Poincare has conform! tho Modal Militairo upon 198 non-commissioned officers and men of the British farce for gallantry between the 21st and 31st of August. Fishermen report that German mines in tho Baltic practically render navigation impossible. Explosions occur daily. Two German steamers and two German trawlers were recently sunk by German mines in Kiel Bay. Prince George of Saxony has left Flanders to Wiesbaden to undergo treatment.

OTAGO PATRIOTIC AND GENERAL WELFARE ASSOCIATION. 'The hon. treasurers of the Otago Patriotic and General Welfare Association acknowledge the receipt of the following donations to the fund ; Previously acknowledged ...£14,225 4 1 Duncan MT’hce 5 0 0 "W. 0.5." 5 0 0 Employees of Jno. M’fncloe 5 0 0 " W.ILS.” 10 0 Proceeds of live ewes sold at Ralclntha. sale 44 11 0 Mrs Mary Matheson 22 0 St, Bathans Patriotic Committee 4 12 6 Proceeds of social and dance. Crookston 29 0 0 Dr Cbamptaloiip 10 10 0 G. D. Baird 5 0 6 Mrs A. Arthur 5 00 Per the Belgian Consul— Residents of Gore and surrounding districts .. 200 0 0 North Otago patriotic fund 562 5 9

£14.902 5 1 "124" sends ns 10s for the Belgian relief fund.

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IN SOUTH AFRICA., Evening Star, Issue 15645, 9 November 1914

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