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DIXMUDE HELD BY FRENCH MARINES. COMMANDER FOULLY MURDERED. GERMANY AND THE WHITE FLAG. PARIS, November 25. (Received November 26, at 9.20 a.m.) Of the 7,000 French marines who are doggedly holding Dixmudo one-half have been killed or wounded Several German companies surrendered. Subsequently a German officer advanced under the white flag. Jeanniot, commander of the marines, advanced to speak to tho German, and was cruelly stabbed and his interpreter shot. HEAVY REINFORCEMENTS. MORE GERMAN TROOPS GOING TO FLANDERS. AMSTERDAM, November 25. (Received November 26, at 9.20 a.m.) Six trains filled with soldiers and sailors, with planks, sacks, and email boats, left Louvain for Brussels. They are apparently on their wav to West ilanders. Nine military and six ambulance trains and another containing heavy guns passed Laaden, proceeding westwards. Another account states that 120,000 troops, including many cavalry and 250 guns, are reinforcing tho German troops in Flanders. REBUFFS FOR THE ENEMY. MORE MAROONED REGIMENT'S. MOTOR BOATS DESTROYED. LONDON, November 25. (Received November 26, at 9.15 a.m.) The inundated area in Flanders continues to increase. Two German regiments were cut off bv the inundations ot the Yscr on Friday. * They endeavored to summon assistance by smok© signals, but the Allies used their signals as a guide for direct artillery fire, and killed, or wounded 1,650 men. On Monday the enemy’s bombardment in. Belgium included an artillery attack on Blankenberg, where tho Germans tried to use 12in guns. At Ostend the German armed motor boats were destroyed, and their guns along the promenade wore demolished. GERMAN CAVALRY TRAPPED BY THE FRENCH. THE ZONNEBEKE SLAUGHTER. LONDON, November 25. (Received November 26, at 9.15 a.m.) Later details ehow that the French at Zonnebekc cut down trees and barricaded the roads to prevent cavalry charges. The Germains did not detect this move, and during the night their massed cavalry made a desperate attempt to break up the French. They were caught in an inextricable pile of logs and branches. Meanwhile the French infantry poured in a rifle fire, adding to the panic. Few of tho Germans escaped. INDIAN TROOPS DOING FINE WORK. LONDON, November 25. (Received November 26, at 8.45 a.m.) The Press Bureau states that the Indian troops have valiantly retaken seme trenches lost yesterday. They captured three German officers, ICO men, a mortar, and three machine guns. THE COLD SNAP. CASES OfTrOSTBITE. NEW GERMAN GUN. LONDON, November 25. (Received November 26, at 9.40 a.m.) A communication from Flanders by “ An Eve-witness,” dated Monday, November 23, states that the cold is affecting both sides mora than military operations. The men arc no longer suffering the misery of mud raid, slush, but at night in the trendies many get etiff and cold, and have to bo carried out Others have gone to tb© hospital with frostbite. The aviators, after a reconnaissance, have to lie lifted out of their machines. The artillery bombardment continues day and night. The enemy arc using 42-centimetre howitzers, also a new gun, whose discharge is silent. It has done no damage so far. OUR TROOPS “ REMARKABLY HARDY.” (London 'Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) LONDON, November 25. A correspondent in the North of Franco savs that mor© sick than wounded are reaching the All’ea’ hospitals. Tho cases are mostly irostbite, dysentery, rheumatism and a few of pneumonia. Tho hardiness’of tho allied troops is, however, remarkable. GERMAN DEAD AS SANDS ON THE SHORE. LONDON, November 25. (Received November 26, at 8.45 a.m.) A traveller just returned to England states that the British warships killed so i many ou ttie Belgian coast that corpses have* been lying fer a month unburied. The other day a train with 30 carriages passed Ghent. The carriage blinds wer© down, but. a sentinel showed him the interior, filled to th© roof with bodies going wstiroiqU, ,

MANY DESERTERS HAVE MADE FOB HOLLAND. (London * Times ’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Service*.) LONDON, November 25. In consequence of tho prevalence of desertions from the German army, Ghent is required to report to headquarters twice daily. Sentries on the Dutch border have been instructed to shoot any persons of doubtful identity crossing the'frontier. RUSSIA WINNING. THE YLSTULA-WARTA BATTLE. GREAT MARCHING OVER POLAND’S MARSHES. GERMANS IN RETREAT. PETROGRAD, November 25. (Received November 26, at 9.20 a.m.) The Germans’ skilful use of their strategic railways gave them decided advantages in the earn - days of the VistulaWarta lighting, but tho Ruslans, by wonderful marches of 50 and even 40 miles daily, always had the position well in hand. They even delayed throwing their troops forward in order to tempt the Germans further cast. Tlie fighting (round Lowdcz (between Lodz and Warsaw) was very heavy. The German attacks were thrown into disorder by the Russians driving in another column of Germans in confusion. Tho two forces became mixed up. and retired in disorder. The Germans are now attempting a diversion to assist their retreating columns by sending up reinforcements from Wiolum (between Breslau and Pctrokow) to attack the Russian left. A HAUL AT PLOOK. zeppeldTca PTI7RED. PETROGRAD, November 25. A German Zeppelin, bombing Plock, was brought down and captured. TSAR'S COUSIN WOUNDED. AMSTERDAM, November 25. (Received November 26, at 9.20 a.m.) German advices state that the Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich's sou Dimitri was severely wounded in the battle of the Warta. ENEMIKS’ WINTER QUARTERS. GERMANY MUST 7 VANQUISH OR VANISH. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, November 25. The ‘Lokal Anzeiger’ announces that the German and Austrian armies have established winter headquarters in France, Flanders, Galicia, Poland, and Prussia. The Kaiser lias issued another exhortation, still promising his troops ultimate victory. The President of the Bavarian Ministry (Dr Freiherr Von Hertling), interviewed at Naples, said that Germany’s true eiicmv was England. Her hand was guiding the present terrible Hagedy. Germany had either to vanquish or to vanish. THE BALKANS. .SYMPATHY FOR SERVIA. AUSTRIA’S “ PUNITIVE EXPEDITION ” MAY RECOIL OX ITSELF. SOFIA, November 25. (Received November 26, at 9.15 a.m.) The Austrian advance in Servia threatens to cut off Rumania from Western Europe and prevent the arrival of American goods. This fact is likely to cause Rumania to intervene. Servia recently asked Rumania whether she objected to her (Servia) making territorial concessions to Bulgaria, Rumania replied that she was happy to see the quarrels of neighbors adjusted. Meanwhile Germany is making desperate efforts to conciliate Bulgarin. She offered her Salonica, explaining that Bulgaria would be less niggardly in the matter of trade concessions to Germany than Austria would be. BULGARIA NEUTRAL. LONDON. November 25. (Received November 26, at 9.40 a.m.) Reuter’s Sofia correspondent states that M. Radoslavoff (Bulgarian Premier and Minister of Foreign Affairs), in the Sobranje, strongly upheld a policy of neutrality. Tho majority warmly applauded this utterance. WAR OFFICE CONTRACTS. LABOR’S COMPLAINT IN HOUSE oFCOMMONS. (London ‘ Times ’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Services.) LONDON, November 25. In th© House of Commons Mr J. Ward (Labori called attention to an article in the ‘Daily Chronicle’ alleging that an iron trad© combine was charging tho War Office higher prices than other purchasers. One of the chief participators was concerned in t(h© South African war scandals. Mr H. T. Baker ((Financial Secretary) replied that the rumors were merely confused versions of something which had not happened. The Contracts branch of tho War Office was well organised, and had expert civilian assistance. Mr Henderson (Chairman of the Labor party) stated that a firm that had been mulcted in heavy damages over the Boer War contracts was still supplying goods to tho War Office. Ho undertook to give the name of the firm.

INTERNED ALIENS. ENGLAND’S FAIR TREATMENT. (London ‘ Times * and Sydney * Sun ’ Service®.) . LONDON, November. 25. Civilian aliens interned in Britain are not compelled to work. Those desiring to work are paid the usual wages. FOR THE ARMY FRO3I “ THE ARMY.” LONDON, November 25. (Received November 26, at 9.40 a.m.) The Salvation Army have contributed five ambulance cars. GERMANY’S AGENTS BUSY INIitELAND. SEED FALLS ON~iTONY GROUND. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Service*.) LONDON, November 25. Tho statement is being made that no Irishman can doubt that money is being freely spent in an attempt to spread proGerman disaffection in Ireland. A Dublin report says that both Nationalists and Unionists alike wonld welcome a clean sweep of the enemy’s work in tho form of seditious newspapers. NO TRADE. THE HAGUE, November 25. (Received November 26, at 9.40 a.m.) Tho Kaiser has notified all German diplomatic agents in enemy countries that they may consider themselves Troo to choose another career. “ GERMAN METHODS.” A TYPICAL INSTANCE. LONDON, November 25. {Received November 26, at 8.45 a.m.) Tho Admiralty’s report states that the deliberate torpedoing of tho defenceless passenger ship Amiral Ganteaumo in broad daylight is the best specimen of German methods yet recorded. AUSTRALIA’S QUOTA. ENROLMENT GOING OX. MELBOURNE, November 25. (Received November 26, at 10.15 a.m.) The Federal Minister of Defence (Senator Pearce) states that Australia’s naval and military forces available for war are 164,651 meii. The units completed and accepted by the British Government totalled 28,258 men. All men coming forward are still being enrolled. Tlie Senate, by 9 votes to 8, rejected Senator Turley’s proposal to re-establish “ wet ” canteens. BLOCKED. WOOL FOR JAPAN. SYDNEY, November 26. At recent wool sales a considerable quantity has been purchased for Japan. It is now officially notified that the export of wool for Japan is prohibited. SYDNEY DOCK STRIKE. SYDNEY. November 26. As a result of the dock strike some of the transports have been sent to Brisbane to fit out. FANNING ISLAND. CAULK DAMAGE REPAIRED. BRISBANE, November 26. Mr Milward, manager of the Pacific Cable Company, has returned from Fanning Island. Ho states that the damage done to tho cable and property by the Germans amounted to several thousand pounds. Everything Ims now been restored. SPIES IN NEW YORK. Thai New York city is filled with spies and secret agents of the warring nations is a fact that is probably not known to tlie general public. Several attempts, more or less successful, have been made to steal from diplomats and attaches of both Germany and tho Allies documents they were known to have. Hotel rooms have been overhauled during the absence of the occupants, and trunks ransacked, to find any data that might he of value to the country whoso agent was at work. None of these attempted thefts have been called to the attention of the police, for all interested had their own reasons for avoiding publicity. Women secret, agents are being used to quite an extent hero. Attempts were made to obtain places as nurses on board the Red. Cross for several women who were not graduate nurses, but simply volunteers, and really spies. The rigid rules of the Rod Cross foiled this scheme. Attempts were made by tho subjects of one nation to raise and outfit an independent Red Cross vessel, ou board which volunteer nurses would bo taken. At least one of the volunteers who presented themselves wa-s a secret agent of another Government. She was accepted, and would have gone had not the entire scheme fallen through because of lark of funds.—Boston *( Hobo.’ BY THE KAISER’S ORDERS. In the region of Amiens tlie little towns of Albert, Combles. and Rove have suffered very heavily from the German occupation. ‘ Albert- and Combles the first time were ransacked and pillaged, and on their second visit the Germans set tho two places on fire and bombarded all the edifices. Tho municipal buildings at Albert were levelled to iho ground on Hie first occasion, but no damage was done to the magnificent church of Notre Dame at Brebiercs. Combles did not suffer so heavily as Albert. After emptying all the wine cellars in tlie place, tho Germans set about 50 houses on lire. Tho bottles of wine they did not drink they threw through the windows. At Roye the Gormans contented themselves with pillaging tho empty houses and taking all the valuables they could lay their bands on. Many of the officers took sheets and eider-downs. Driven from Rove at tho point of the bayonet, they took their revenge a little later. They returned and bombarded the town. The church tower, ns well as tho Town Hall, several ambulance-houses, and a children's creche—all happily abandoned —wore destroyed. 'Three sugar retincijpa were set on fire, two being completely burnt. A German officer, taken prisoner, explains this destruction of manufactories. He says that the Kaiser has given orders to his troops to destroy all places that offer rivalry to their own trades.—• Daily Telegraph.’* DUNEDIN WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION. Flowers, no matter how small the quantity. will bo thankfully received at tho Early Settlers’ Hall to-morrow and Saturday. This is for Hospital Saturday. Christinas parcels for tho Otago men in Samoa will be received at tho ball on Tuesday. These parcels will arrive in Apia on Christmas Eve. The following monetary donations have been received: —From Port Chalmers Women’s Patriotic Committee, £6O (for Belgian relief fund); Friend, 10s; Raymond Prattlev (Sawyers Bay School), 2s 3d. J OTAGO’S REINFORCEMENTS. APPOINTMENT' OF OFFICERS. The following officers for the infantry battalion of the second reinforcements will leave Dunedin by the second express tomorrow : —Captain David White (Otago Regiment Coast Defence), Lieutenant A. Hoggans (10th North Otaco Regiment), Lieutenant D. H. S. Biddell (4th Regiment), Lieutenant W. J. A. Bishop (Unattached List B), Lieutenant G. E. Wayto (Unattached List B), Lieutenant T. R. Sargood (Unattached List B), Second Lieutenant D. T. Hartley (Bth Southland Regiment), Second Lieutenant D. Gilman. Second Lieutenant D. S. Garden, Second Lieutenant Garth. Galloway.

"GOOD OLD •VARSITY.'* DEPARTURE OF REINFORCEMENTS. STUDENTS’ LIVELY DEMONSTRATION. Tile incoming passengers by the first express from the South this morning had barely time to escape from the station when there was a steady tramp of marching men, and a detachment of Territorials filed on to the platform and marched straight to the carriage which was reserved for another batch of Otago reinforcements for the training camp at Trentham. These men, who marched splendidly, and bore evidence of vigorous training, were the University section attached to the 4th (Otago) Regiment, who were determined to farewell in true ’Varsity stylo fellowstudents who were leaving for the reinforcement camp at Trentham to undergo a course of instruction for ranks of N.C.O.s. The complete list of men who wore aboard the train, including the ’Varsity men, was as follows ;—Charles Bosswill, William Hornby, Edgar Tyson, Edwin R. Wells, Black, Cecil Bell, John Cuthill, Ewen G. Pilling, Eric Ryburn, Janies Napier, Henry E. Napier, Frederick A. Mackey, George Adnum Roach, Gordon Forbes. The students quickly formed a semicircle, and with not much time at their disposal commenced to get busy, so to speak. In a few minutes their typical ’Varsity songs soon attracted a big crowd numbering cfoso on a thousand, who obviously enjoyed the choruses, which proclaimed the Emperor of the German forces a big “ wowser,” and outlined his final place of internment, which was a long way worse than St. Helena. And then, while hurried farewells were being said, there were rousing choruses for good old ’Varsity, and others of a like kind which have made capping carnivals famous. Not all of the men for the front were known to the crowd, but they singled out “Jock” Cuthill and “ Podger ” Pilling, whose achievements on the football field had made them universal favorites, and when, after an enthusiastic haka had been given, cheers were called for the men who were going away, the crowd vied with the Territorials for pride of place in the response. Sergeant-major Catto, who, with Sergeant-major Rowe, was also leaving for the North, acknowledged it, and called for three for the men who were following on. More cheers and a. tremendous haka as the engine whistled a warning that time was up, and as the train drew up there was an audible chant of ‘Give ’em the axe.’ The men aboard the train signalled their acknowledgments until they were out of sight. It is not out of place to mention that the students who made the demonstration never took undue advantage of the liberty given them by their officers—a fact which could not fail to escape the notice of the crowd. During the past few days the detachment under Major Moller and Lieutenant M’Keofry, who were in charge this morning, have been undergoing a vigorous course of instruction in musketry practice, advance guard and practical work in outpost duty, judging distances and picking up targets, company and physical drill, etc. Yesterday they dug a trench in true military stylo, and this will be kept intact to enable other Territorials to gain a first-hand idea of the work. A MODEL SHIP FROM OTAGO. The steamer that is now being fitted out at Port Chalmers is winning the approval of all observers. Critics of the fittings on two vessels which previously visited this port are silent in respect to this one. When pressed far an opinion they admit that a good job is in this case being done. And there appears to be a practical significance attaching to these admissions, for it is said that more ships have been fitted out in this harbor for the conveyance of horses than in any or perhaps all the other ports of the Dominion. Home people go so far as to say that the fitting out of this vessel will constitute her the model ship of her kind from the Dominion. This seems to be borne nut by the fact that the Transport Board are well pleased. Those who arc to ho accommodated on board will bo domiciled under the forecastle head and under the shed deck in the vicinity of the machinery department. The bunks arc arranged in threestory sections. The horses will bo stalled on the main dock and ’tween decks. The canteen is handy. There is a sick berth on the poop, and .another on the boat deck where the Marconi-house is situated. The cool chamber is at the forward end of the ’tween dock in No. 3 hold. The dining room is immediately abaft the navigating bridge, and abundant light descends through a. large skylight fitted over the hatchway. Electric Tight has been installed throughout, and the installing of it is one of the features of the ship's good outfitting, the wires being all encased instead of hanging in festoons like clotheslines, as in other transports. The fitting out of the ship is admittedly a credit to the contractors (Messrs Miller Bros.). (She will leave for Wellington next Wednesday. RUSSIAN CHIVALRY. When the prisoners were escorted to the staff, and the senior officer of the battery learned that Captain Greener had no money with him, he there and then offered to lend him till the end of the war all that he had available—namely, a hundred roubles. The German accepted the offer with thanks. He wished to give a receipt for the sum, and was greatly touched when he received the answer that Russian officers were not accustomed to take such acknowledgments from officers, even of the enemy. Captain Gruener, indeed, shed tears at this consideration. Not, lass affected was the, mechanic on receiving hack a photograph of his wife, whom he had married only a few weeks earlier.—‘ Bourse Gazette.’ RECRUITING. The chairman of the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce has forwarded the following communication to the Hon. ..lines Allen. Minister of Defence, under date November 25: Sir,—The attention of the executive of tills chamber has been drawn to statements in Iho Press as to the want of adequate response in Otago to appeals for recruits for reinforcements, and at a special meeting held to-day tho matter was considered. From the statements which have boon made during the past few days by tho Hon. tho Prime Minister and yourself, it is satisfactory to note that the men are offering in sufficient numbers to meet present requirements. and it does not appear necessary for the chamber to tako any immediate action in tho matter. H, however, you feel that it could assist you in any way, either now or in the future, my executive will bo glad to do anything in its power to help tho department. I take this opportunity of drawing your attention to the fact that the quota required from the Otago military district is the same as that from each of tho other three districts, whereas (he population in each of tho two North Island military districts is considerably in excess of that in Otago. Ignorance of this fa-ot on the part of the public is probably the cause of a retrain amount of misapprehension which has arisen in the matter. — G. W. Gibson, President.

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