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Tha above maos representing th German view of the possible redivisions of Europe after the war, are bemg nvL ♦ WslndT m Berlin The first map is tho Gorman dream of conquest; the second, which professes to show tfe inlentf o ns an of the Alliet inthe evenTo? success, is added to inspire ail Germans to fight for their Fatherland, **& l^&Z£S^J>1 Kostly German, and England is to become a German possession. Scotland t a K a oT!ts to s£? S^neVn^ Z&£?S§^& and bweaen remain as ax £ fa ita] which is to be uo longer Petrograd, but St. Petersburg i ron, pSSJd is ti beakfiom under the German Empire. Austria-Hungary is sharing in the spoils with Germany the"southern pari -of Russi falling to her shared in fact, Russi in Europe ,s reduced to little more y&a. Belgium Menu 'to J)» unfairly treated-it is stall aft it was before the nu..

CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. LONDON. November 26. [ Princess Mary's scheme for Christmas , presents to the soldiers has been extended to include British, colonial, and Indian troops lighting overseas. UNINTERESTING. (London 'Times' and Sydney 'Sun' Services.) LONDON, November 25. The Prince of Wales fa greatly interested in his experiences at the front. He has written two long letters to tho Queen. The Censor opened and officiallv passed the letters. THE RECRUITING MOVEMENT. ENTHUSIASTIC PUBLIC MEETING. There could be no complaint either as regaids the number or the enthusiasm of the audience at the patriotic and lecruiting mooting held last night, the Garrison Hall being well filled upstairs and down with a thoroughly attentive and sympathetic crowd. Ills Worship the Mayor (Mr J. B. Shacklock) presided", and on the stage were, in addition to the speakers of the evening, many prominent citizens, including members of Parliament, city councillors, officers of the various organisations that have been prominent' in patriotic movements, and others. The Mayor said that the meeting had been railed to launch what might be termed a "more men campaign.' 1 Lord Kitchener, it was thought, intended mossing men into Belgium in the spring, and making an effort to bring the war to a conclusion as toon as possible. (Applause.) The forces now engaged were easily the largest the woild had ever seen at war, and it behoved Otago to contribute her share of men. (Applause.) In his opinion. | Otago had already done nobly, considering j the population, but they intended to do still move. (Applause.) His Worship then read the following letters, received by the secretary from the Minister of Defence (Hon. ,L Allen) : Dunedin, November 26, 1914. Dear sir.—Our New Zealand soldiers h:-ve served a considerable time in Samoa, and many of ihern have ulready signified their desire- to volunteer for the front. To enable them to do so it ife neces-ary that they should be relieved. I have noted with d-c-ep sat the groat entli'isi-iam of the members of the jillc clubs, the National Reserve, the Legion of Fioiiticrsmen, and others, and lvaliso how anxious these members nio to serve the Kmpire at this critical time. It is my intention to oiler to 500 me.'i throughout Now Zealand, between the ages of 40 and 47, an opportunity to enlist for service at Samoa, to relievo part of the garrison there, and I feel sure, that inr.ny men of this age will be only too glad to volunteer for this duly. "Hew," (-.aid the Mayor,'' is an excellent opportunity for those over the usual military age to help the Empire's cause by volunteering for service in Samoa. (Applause.) The. Rev. Gialiain Balfour lemarkod that it was comparatively easy to boat the. big drum and he stirred by martial music, bin, it was a .serious matter to ask our young men to make 6acrifieee, even to laying down their lives, for their King Rut he (the speaker) was glad to stand beside those members of the Christian ministry at Homo who had raised their voices in appeal to tho manhood of Britain to come forward and serve their country, their King, and their God. (Applause.! The speaker went on to point out that this coullict was a matter of national and individual ideals, and to compare the principles for which the Allies were fighting with the desires of the German Empire. He warned his hearers of the danger of allowing themselves to think that all would come right, or that those now at the fiont would do all the necessary work, and reminded them of the horrors they might expect if our side was worsted. "I do not ask tho young men to go for the glory of the thing," concluded Mr Balfour, "nor in tha spirit of adventure, but because they feel it their duty. We who tdav behind will help and protect thoso who are dependent upon them. If, then, vou fee] it your duty, and you can go. come and say " Set down my name, eir." (Applause.) Mr W. C. MacGregor emphasised the need for the Dominion to respond to Lord Kitchener's appeal for trained men, and pointed out that one German in every ten was already under arms, while in NewZealand we had not yet averaged one in 100. He thought it was time petty squabbling—the little civil wars—.was slopped, and read some questions which were being :idc"d of parliamentary candidates by th■.> National Peace Council. "Can tlie. force of fanatical foily go further than that?" asked Mr MacGregor, and the reply was a unanimous "No." After Mrs Power, assisted by a party of young ladies in nurses' costumes and weaVing the Belgian colors had .sung a recruiting song with a good swinging chorus, Mr J. A/Pari: made a rallying speech. at the close, of which he invited all those who had recently voiunteoied for the front to come, on to the platform. Some 40 or 50 young fellows responded, and were loudly cheered. Mr Park commented on tho stamp of men turned out by Otago, and on the new avenue now open for "the old fellows up to 47." "If they won't go," ea.\<\ he. "we shall have to call on the women." (Laughter and applause.) He suggested Otago should follow England's lead in regard to a bantam corps. I)r Marshall said that the response to the call for recruits had been most stimulating, but it would bo greater to-mor-row, and aroat'-r stii 1 the when lots of young men rnd had a litle time to think over their position. There were M>me craven spirit- who thought they could plough their land and reap their crops whether Germany or Britain ruled them. Thev were making a terrible mistake, for. if Germany ruled, the heel of militmv 'tyranny would trample them until li'fe was not worth living. The Navy I ea'-nie held meetings annually to celebrate Trafalgar Day; but in the future meetings would bo held to celebrate the "■•eat victory gained by the. Allies in this w-ir -Vt those meetings the men of our province who had volunteered and fought for us would b? our honored guests. (Applause.) Mr 11. !>• Bedford made an impassioned speech. His remarks appear in another column. _ , A particularly attractive musical programme had been arranged, and each item mot with warm appreciation. programme comprise : Selections by the 4th Regimental Band ; songs by Mr W IT. M'Kcnzie ('The Death of Nrls-on ),MrL Drake CL«t Me Like a Soldier Fall). Miss Gardner (an up-to-date version of 'lt's a Long Way to Tipperary'), Miss Maud Pitcher ''Our Territorials'!, and Mr S. Angcll ('God Save the King'); and a recitation by Mr S .TT. Osborn ('King Henry V* Address to His Soldiers'). The accompaniment* wcrTdmirably played bv Miss Lizzie Al'Laren and Mr A. Martin.

recruiting. This was being inquire**; fnto nt present, and the Minister w*uld be glad of any assistance that the committee and others interested in recruiting might bo able to give to the department. OVERSEAS CLUB. Tho committee of tho Dunedin branch wish to acknowledge, receipt of the following amounts for the Belcrian Christmas box fund:—Mrs O. R. Winchester £5, Fergus, -Rena, Jim, and Isabel Thomson ss, and from the pupils of thej following schools:—Rac's Junction (30s). Merton (ss). Maeandrew Road (£3 7s Id), Balelutha District High (£6 18s), Greenfield (4s 9d), Mount Cargill (225), Conical Hills (6s), Kia Ora. (555), Waikouaiti (29s Id), Glenkennich (9s l 6d), Tautuku (2s 6d), Tuapeka Mouth (19s Id). Rongahere (6s), Beaumont (20s 6dl. George Street (£3), Strath Taieri (£1 ss). North Taieri (16s), and Waianakarua (15s 6d). The committer arc greatly indebted to the New Zealand Express 'Company for the very generous way in which rooms were placed at their disposal by the company as u, relief depot, and also for* the assistance received firom every member of the staff. Although the depot ifi now closed, as far as work in connection with Britain and Belgium _is concerned, the committee are collecting parcels on behalf of local charities, and the Express Company have offered to take delivery of anv which may be handed in there addressed to tho Overseas Club Committee.

OTAGO PATRIOTIC AND GENERAL WELFARE ASSOCIATION. Tho lion, treasurers of the Otago Patriotic and General Welfare Association ackowltedge tiie receipt of the following donations to tho fund :

a Denotes Great Britain and Ireland Fund, n Denotes Belgian Fund, c Denotes Local Relief. The total of the local patriotic funds to date are £35.293 8s lid. The campaign on behalf of the Belgians was brought before the wool buyers at the first sale of the season at Auckland yesterday, when the sale was stopped while several gifts were sold at auction and a collection was made bv ladies. The sum of about £l5O was the result, At the Metropolian Show a number of gifts were sold to-day, and others will bo sold tomorrow.

The Acting Consul for Belgium wrote to tho Auckland ' Herald ':—" Could you dispose of a crocodile which we have had had offered to us? We don't know what to do with it, and think it is more suitable for a newspaper office." His \\orship tho Mayor announced last night that a medical examination of volunteers for aetive service would take place this (Friday) evening at 7.30 at the Dunedin Hospital. The examinations would be carried out by qualified medical men.

Previously acknowledged £16,314 12 3 Lluncdin and Suburban Drivers' Union c 10 10 0 II. W. Oleiidiiminjj ...AandB 4 4 0 Co.. ]Ad. (llth contribution) c 10 0 0 Mrs A. II. Blakely... ... B 4 0 0 Lawrence Patriotic Committee AandB 111 1 0 Becks-Cambrian belief Club AandB 24 7 0 Kailaugata Patriotic Committee AandB 15 5 0 Previously acknowledged a and b 20 0 0 Proceeds of dance at Tanas ... b 9 2 3 Dunoilin City Council, employees of Caverelmm'Ward (7th contribution) AandB 1 5 0 Kobert Mustard B 2 10 0 .Milton Patriotic Committee AandB 106 17 6 Palmer.-ton Patriotic Committee AandB 34 5 3 S. F. Benton AandB 1 0 0 R. A. Bulkeley B 10 0 0 Dunedin City Council employees, reserves <le4 0 lianniciit b o £16.682 5 3

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