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JUST IN TIME

INDIANS TUItN THE TIDE. A stirring story is told of the magnificent fighting of Belgians and Indians in the Flanders battle. Tho Germans had thrown enormous ma.sses of troops qgainat this particular part of the line. They encountered the Belgians entrenched and ready, and the stubborn encounter began. Hour after hour it went on. T"ae f6«s, too, could make no headway against the gallant Belgians. So reinforcements were poured to the assistance of the attacking trobprf. Gradually it appeared as though numbers would tell. " Hold on for 24 hours and you will havo reinforcements. But hold on." Such were the orders to tho brave little Belgian force. So it settled down to do- some dogged stone-walling. Twenty-four hours passed; then 30; at the osth tho Belgians were still battling bravely. The 40th found them still in their original positions. When 45 had passed the Germans wero beginning to despair, but just then heavy support reached them. The force of tho attack was doubled, and the Belgians had to give way a little, after 48 hours of continuous fighting. The Germans pressed forward to encounter, not retiring Belgians, but oncoming, swarthy figures. Before they could recover from their surprise, these dusky soldiers were amongst them. There was a short, sharp encounter, and then a rapid German retreat. Fright and the deadly Indian bayonets turned the.'retreat into nothing more dignified than a scamper to cover. Yet on camo that soldiery which, till then, tho German had regarded as a myth. Tho retiring troops were- simply dug out of the trenches in which they had taken shelter and driven backwards farther still by tho well-aimed hullote and the relentless steel of the JEast's finest fighters. Where the Germans had hoped to break the line, tho Indians turned tho tido of battle, and behind thorn followed the Belgians. Ten thousand dead, it is declared, was what the Germans left behind them in that retreat. The 'lelegraph Department informs us that Japan not iks that the restrictions in force on language in private, telegrams from Japan Jiavo been withdrawn, and tho following .substituted:—"Tho sender or addressee of a telegram is bound to present or; request <>■ note explanatory of the telegram, accompanied by the "code book if necessaiy. Teloprams must be written in Japancs.;, English, or French." A few slices of GOLDEN EAGLE PLUGI Rub them!—notice the rich promising aroma! Light up!— How the blue smoke twists and twirls—sniff its sweetness —enjoy its sroodness. Nc other for me! How about YOU? Also in tins.—[Advt.l

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JUST IN TIME, Issue 15678, 17 December 1914

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JUST IN TIME Issue 15678, 17 December 1914

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