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THE WAR

[Pee. Uxtted Pcese Assocu.tios.l

DEATH IN HOSIIT&L.

WELLINGTON, January 2. Private J. Keatiag, of the Auckland Company of the third" reinforcements, died at Wellinuton Hospital on New Year'u Eve., He was accorded a military funeral to-day. PATRIOTIC CONCERT AT CLINTON. A most, successful programme was provided at the Clinton Caledonian Society's annual concert on New Year's Night, Tha society are giving all the proceeds (above expenses) to the patriotic fund. In tho course of a. neat speech Mr M'Laughkm remarked that, exclusive of this conceit, Clinton had already contributed upwards of £7OO, and judging by the grand gathering on this occasion, th?ve would he a. considerable addition to that, arooTTnt. During the evening 'Tipperary' was sung by the company whilst the "boxes were taken round, the effort realising £7 14* 9d (which

goes to the Belgian fund). Mr Verdi Mackenzie was responsible for the programme, of which every item was encored. The following contributed : —Mrs Verdi Mackenzie, Miss Mrv Brown, Mr George Meanis, Mr George Beatb, Master Spov. Brown, and Mr Verdi Mackenzie. Kff^ 1 " lent Highland dances were given »y Miss - 0 and Mr Stewart. The usual dance ik held, the iniieic being in the capr.ble hands of Miss A. Bell and Mr George Beatb.. Mr* Mackenzie acted as accompanist. THE GERMAN WAY. An American who has just returned from Berlin recounts his experiences in the ' New York Tribune.' A few days after the war was declared, he says, an American lady and I were walking down the Kiiserdamm, fror the Kcmigiu Elizabeth Strasse, where one ■>> the guard regiments is stationed. Four solditrs with loaded rifles and ti>ed bavonets. guarding two prisoners, emerge.i. The prisoners were the usual type of German working man, stolid and heavy, but with a look on their faces I hope nevr

to see again. " What have they done ?'' asked my companion. I answered : "They have probably broken soem military ordinance, and are beitnr sent to the lazaiette to males them work." A few minutes afterwards, not more than five, we heard two volleys of shot*. The men had faik«i to report'for military duty, and death vva» the penalty. MORE GERMAN BARBARITIES. A Dumfries doctor, who, on the outbreak of the war became a lieutenant of the Royal Medical Corps, has written to a Dumfries friend a detailed account ot German barbarities. He declares that when the Germans get drunk, and are away from their officers, they act like fiends. lie himself dressed the wounds of a baby the.i had been thrown on a'fire by the German soldiery because the mother could not supply their demands, and also attended to a little boy who had a bayonet wound through his leg for the same reason. The doctor adds : " These are true, but I think there are some brutes in every army who, without control and with drink, are equal to any brutality. The fighting Germans have resorted to every mean dodge thpy can. They took our' fellows out of the trenches by raising the white flag, and then fired at them." He was prepared to swear to this. Again, under cover of tha Red Cross, the Germans brought up au attacking party.

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THE WAR, Issue 15690, 2 January 1915

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THE WAR Issue 15690, 2 January 1915

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