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ARTHUR BARNETT, LTD.,

HAVE PREPARED A CREAT BARCAIN DAY FOR TO-MORROW. Hidden Treasure at Every Counter I MANY ASTONISHING INDUCEMENTS IN EACH DEPARTMENT. Splendid Value, in the Windows. Unequalled Value in the Store. What's on Show is COOD ; What's NOT on Show Is BETTER ! NUMBERS OE SURPRISES AWAIT YOU. HERE ARE A FEW. Ladies' White Drosses. Your choice, 6/11. Ladies' Silk-lined Tweed Costumes. Your choice, 6/11. 37 Ladies' Superb Ostrich Feather Boas. Usual price, 21/. Your choice, 6/11. A Table of Hats. Your choice, 1/. 100 Raincoats. Your choice, 11/6. A Children's Table. Your choice, 1/11. A Counter of lively Wide. Camisole Embroideries, from 2/ to 1/6. Your choice, ]oid. Beautiful Wide Flouncing Laco, ISin. Your choice, 9d yard. Ladies' Pure Wool Cashmere Stockings, spliced heels and toes, comprising a really fino range. Your choice, ]/3 pair. TOY LAND ! TOY LAND ! TOY LAND ! OUR THREE WONDER VALUES. Table I—All 3d each. Table 2—All <!<! each. Table 3—All 1/ each. At these prices we aro selling some rattling good stuff 1 . The Christmas Present of the Century ! Ten Thousand Patriotic Fans, with interesting history attached. Salo price, 3d each. A Double-width Sale Extraordinary ! All our Expensive Double-width Materials in Washing Fabrics to be offered To-morrow at 1/ yard. Unprecedented Offer in Tussoro Silks. Sale prices, 1/ and 1/G yard. Double-width Voiles and Cambrics. Salo price, 4j|d yard. In the Furnishing Section. Double-width Crorao Casements. Usual price, 2/. Sale price, B:]d. Sample Tray Covers half-price. Curtain Ends. Worth 2/6. Sale prices, 6d and 1/. Tapestry Carpet Runners. Usual price, 37. Sale price, 1/11. Special Bargains in Honeycomb Quilts. Colored Tray Covers, 6d each. THE CREAT CLOTHINC SALE WIL'-', CONTINUE. Suits manufactured by Ross and Glendining at Less than Mill Prices ! Men's Norfolk Suits. Sale prico, 22/6. I Men's Tweed Suits. Salo price, 25/. Men's Hats. Salo price, 1/. Boys' Norfolk Suits. Sale price, 7/6. j Remarkable Bargains In Ties, Braocs, Pants, Singlets, Handkerchiefs, and Pyjamas. ARTHUR BARNETT, LTD.. The People's Drapers. CAdvU.

Transport No. 10, tells all. Embodied in tho escort were the Japanese Ibuki, 14,620 tons (almost a Dreadnought cruiser), our own armored Minotaur (lately flagship on the China station), and the cruisers Melbourne and Sydney. "ATROCITIES" IN WAR. Letters received in Dunedin vouch that the writers " know of cases of mutilations "by Germans, and can bring proof." That sort of letter was bound to come, for no modern nation has ever made -war without making allegations of atrocities. Yesterday there were stories of bodies of " Christians " hung on lamp posts in Armenia, and swinging in the wind. That was bound to come, too. There is also the recurrent story of the mutilation of males. One blow has" been struck at that:— Melbourne, December 15.—Mr Fisher, on behalf of members of Parliament, has cabled to the British Government regarding the stories of mutilation ol males in Belgium by the Germans, and has received a reply as follows :—" Am informed that the Belgian Committee of Inquiry has no evidence of any such, report." This was received with cheers, it is satisfactory to note. We have not had the dum-dum charge for some time, but it will crop up again unless it has been finally stoned to death by a trenchant article recently written by Mr Charles Frederick Carter. To throw tho cant about the " inhumanity" of dum-dum bullets into strong relief it need only be mentioned that the same enlightened international code which strains at the dum-dum gnat swallows the proverbial camel by sanctioning tho use of shrapnel, which never inflcts a "humane" wound, but only the most ghastly mutilations. WILD WOMEN. As a tail-piece to the "atrocities" there is a story to-day of wild women in Erzeroum throwing stones and rioting. Afterwards they rent their clothes and paraded the streets " almost nude," compelling the guards to retire in obedience to Islamic law. The allusion is to one of the precepts in tho Sura of the Koran, but fancy the gentle Turkish woman — sometimes tho docile child of the harem blossoming out in a role not greatly different from that of the wild women of England, the suffragettes. The suffragette has her grievances and her chosen remedies. Her Turkish sister—daughter of Eve, like herself—may have grievances, too, but in her innocent, simple view of life she would never get so far as stonethrowing. The story as presented looks much like some of tho stories of the " atrocities." FORTY CENTURIES LOOK ON. The miles of Australian and New Zealand tents near the Pyramids recall Napoleon's expression to his troops halted for battle near the same spot : " Forty centuries look down on you." Fifty centuries look on the colonials, and the contrast of things strikes a litlle. On the one hand, there arc tho dim dayß of Cheops, and Rameses, and Pharaoh Necho, and on the other the rushing immediate clamor of "Jack" and "Bill." What impression will this touch of tho shadowland of 4,000 years, carrying associations that have helped to forge the thoughts and religions of the -world, bring home to "Jack" and "Bill"? Tho New Zealand character is supposed to be deep, though narrow; the character of Australij broader, but shallower. Neither ont stream nor the other is majestic, however noisily it burbles on. Perhaps the sands and the. shadows of the ages may soften the river of colonial thought into a single flow," running smoothly, unitedly, and more in harmony with the setting of an older, wiser world. NOR'ARD OF THE FALKLANDS. Calmly enough Buenos Ayres comes with the story that the powerful Dreadnought cruiser Von der Tann is in iSouth American waters. No blockade will keep ships from putting to sea if they choose thek weather and opportunity, but the reported appearance of the big ship nor'ard ol thfl Falklands does not ring true. Von Tirpitz and Von Ingenohl require all armored vessels in their homo waters, and if the Von dor Tann has broken out from Kiel or Wilhelmshaven, the inference would be that the German admiral neve* means to fight, or he would not have mada such an important detachment. But the surest thing is that the German admiral will fight, sooner or later. The tale of the Von der Tann looks improbable. It is interesting to note now that the construction of the Von der Tann was entrusted to Blohm and Voss on the understanding that she should embody the feature of great cruising radius, great guns, and great speed, and all on a displacement of 19,000 tons. She demonstrated what she oould do by a dramatic cruise to South America shortly after she was commissioned. South of the Falklands tho Dresden is at Punta Arenas, in the Strait of Magellan. Perhaps she means to make a last fight for life among the uncharted channels of the Patagonian Archipelagoes. It appears that the Japanese took a strong hand in tho sweep which approached Von Sp'ee from tho Chilian side of the Continent. Something coming th" other way brought him to battle off the Falklands. The" London 'Times' puts the position nicely. There is the mention of the co-operation between Japan and other Allies (including Australians), and it has all demonstrated Japan's perception that the Entente is the strongest bulwark in her position. What will some of the flambovant Australian papers have to eay to that? NO WORK, NO PAY. There may bo much fipoil to cut up at tho end of the war. Kingdoms may be partitioned, and Italy, obsessed with ordinary greed, seems to wish to bo in at the kill. That part is plain, and Italy's attitude forms a rough barometer indicating tho duration of the war. English influence must now be pressing on her, and English gold is doubtless ready. It will be pointed out by England to Italy that, if there is no work now, there will bo no pay hereafter. So Italy, slowly dragged forward to tho war in spite of the dosire of her Neapolitan, Venetian, Florentine, and Roman citizens, has taken one' further stop. Rome reports stato that ; in consequence of " friendly representations" from the Entente-, Italy has imposed penalties on exporters of supplies destined for Germany. Two months ago tho 'Secolo,' a Milan newspaper enjoying the confidenoo of thai portion of the Italian Ministry friendly to the Allies, protested against the transformation of the kingdom into what is a granary and an arsenal for the enemy. The granary is for Germany and the arsenal for "Austria. Italy did quite tho same thing in war a hundred years ago. Napoleon ordained tho Berlin and Milan decrees to shut out British stuff from tho Continent. By private arrangement between the London and Italian merchants the.'o goods poured into Europe all the same. ST. MJCHIEL PENINSULA. \ Soni" peculiar position has licked Itself \ ini<j shape east of the St. Michiel PeninI sula. where the 2nd and 3rd French armies are standing back to back. Just | what that position is cannot be determined I on such a cubic, but it does indicate that the fighting on the fit. Michiel-Verdun front has been going on long. The back-to-bnek position does not necessarily imply danger to tho two French armies named. Gravelotte, August 18, 1870, when tho French fought with their backs to Germany, and tho Germans with their backs to France, dispelled children's stories in the magazines on the perils of back to back. What interests is that such a position must form an advanced stage in a series l of battles near Verdun, and of these we have heard next to nothing. BELGRADE. The sudden recapture of Belgrade by the Servians indicates either an urgent call for Austrian forces to other parts or some reinforcement to Bervia from the sea. Russians from Archangel have been mentioned this week, fho harbor of Archangel, on the Island of Bolombaly, about a mile from the old town, is frozen from September onward to July, and so the account of a Russian reinforcement landing at Antivari passes out of the probabilities. Won or lost, Belgrade la nothing, and the Servians were wise to that when they withdrew their capital back to Nish at the beginning of the war. The side which holds Belgrade, whichever side that may be, holds it on very short lease.

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ARTHUR BARNETT, LTD.,, Issue 15677, 16 December 1914

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