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NOT THE SORT

TO GRANT FAVOUR. PARIS, January 6. {Received January 7, at 1.40 p.m.) M. Dobuisserec (the Belgian Minister in Pctrograd) asked permission to traverse Germany in order to visit his wife, who lay seriously' ill in Brussels. 'This request who. refusod\ On arriving at The Hague via Scandinavia he learned tha-b_ his wife was dead, leaving six young children. THE SEAFORTHB' CHARGING TUNE. To the inspiring tune of their pipes the Seaforth Highlanders took part iu a gallant charge. It is described by Lance-corporal Martin, of the 2nd Seaforth s, who says they were brigaded with the Irish* Fusiliers, the Dublin Fusiliers, and the. Warwickshire, Regiment. The Germans held a hill which commanded the plains for miles on every side. The height had to be taken that' day or not at all. Ko the ''charge'''' was sounded, and the whole brigade- broke across the intervening fields. Loud above the shouting and cheering of the men, who had bexm keenly 'anticipating this moment, rose the ' Caber-feidh,' the famous charging tune of the Seaforths, heard on many a hard-fought field. The pipers raced along with the men, keeping pace with the merry step of the strathspey, and loud cheers broke from the ranks at the sound of the old familiar air. It wan a thrilling moment. In 10 minutes or a quarter of an hour the German position was won. But if the. British soldiers had been anticipating the moment', ko also had the enemy. They were. not. in such strong i'orco, apparentlv, and at the first sight of the charging British they decamped _in motor vehicles which had been waiting in a road below, leaving behind only their dead and. wounded. _ Pursuit was hopeless, and tho victorious storming partv had to content themselves with a few 'minutes' snap-shooting at the- fleeing Germans. Colonel Lassetter, of Sydney, has accepted the command of a brigade of Territorials in the West Riding of Yorkshire. Colonel LasĀ«>U.er is head of the well-known Sydney hardware firm which developed into a universal provider}-. He lias taken a prominent place in volunteer and military affairs in Australia, and took regular courses of training in England and India. He commanded the New South Wales Bushmen Contingent in the Boer War, and was highly thought- of by his men. Lord Rosebery, speaking recently at the London Temple, said that, if the Prussians ever landed in England tho scenes would he 100 per cent, worse than anything thathad happened in Belgium, because ( they were, devoured with a furious and insensate hatred of England.

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NOT THE SORT, Evening Star, Issue 15694, 7 January 1915

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NOT THE SORT Evening Star, Issue 15694, 7 January 1915

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