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EFFICIENT MILITARY CONTROL.

PRISONERS ANNOYED. HEALTH OF"TB0OPS GOOD. AUCKLAND, December 7. The orders of commitment of the seven German offenders throw considerable light on the completeness of the military control at Bamoa. For proceeding to tho Awrrtmn port of Pago Pago without havUrc attained jyaiimon from ths author*

ised officer Praz Pfeil was sentenced to three years' imprisonment, with ' hard labor. Gustav Kohlcr, who assaulted a provost sergeant in the execution of his duty, was given a sentence of two years, with hard labor. For changing their places of rosidenco without permission Christian Boyens, Paul Voget, Ernst Studt, and Hubert Cassebauin were each sentenced to six months' imprisonment, with hard labor. The remaining offender, Leo Keller, is undergoing a sentence of 120 days, with hard labor. The charge against him was that ho was out of doors between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., contrary to the regulations. The prisoners, who are mostly young, well-educated men, did not appear to relish, their position, and were not so cheerful as the prisoners who have arrived beforo them at the police station. They regarded their transfer to Mount Eden Gaol and the preparations to divest them of their valuables, hats, collars, and ties, etc., with many expressions of disgust. The spokesman of the party was plainly told that he would not get a feather bed at Mount Eden, and when he had handed over his possessions he reh'evpd hi< feelings with an emphatic "Gott in Himmel."

Major Pinwill and the officers and the men in his command leavß to-day by the first express for Wellington. It is stated by thj returning members of the Expeditionary Force that matters are very quiet at Samoa The general health of the men is good, though thero were a few on the sick list.

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EFFICIENT MILITARY CONTROL., Evening Star, Issue 15669, 7 December 1914

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EFFICIENT MILITARY CONTROL. Evening Star, Issue 15669, 7 December 1914

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