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L.-UTASCS REINFORCEMENTS. TWO TROOPSHIPS SUNK. I \PI-" hnnn P c i \ I f m t c > i 1 •> i 11 ()*h< u 1 V [hi ' t m | it it j iti n i iru ul t t i n ( t ) i 1' 1 i i in «l i I 1 ii th 11 i l V li ii n i ii 1 1 ' i n 1 1 i M 1] U "hj tn i„n i l „ I Hr ' i 'nil ps i \< i i , \ i t>t i IH 1 "UTD IT P!\ lER"TAN ( 1 ! ' PI P»i< IV •> DILHI 1 unis 3 |R i\ I Jimm 9 r 9 i m i In |i\ ' tt urn Hin ii, th ii Irtdl ol ii with In In in 1 t it In hj i n| moil >tii i pr liti I i„w 1 i t if 1 i n ( ul li« i is i t )id d r \p oi o' ' >\alt mil t in I > ill it hj u In i th M i 1 ft 1 iliu i ! Mi i 1 ■, ot lv i i' t i Vilt i i t A H<- u tli ( i i f Ko ii i 1 )tiu ni fi 11a lies of til Pi l i 't u< i it Bt. ii tin ca s in n., the Gull A Tabs gcuora.lly. BREAKING STRAIN OX KAISER'S INTELLECT. LONDON. Januaiy 8. (Received January 9. at 9 a.m.) Copenhagen reports that the Kaiser has become mentally impaired by the strain of suffering and the constant friction between him and his General Staff. HAMBURG SHIPPING MAGNATE. IRASCIBLE AND CONTRADICTORY. AMSTERDAM. January 8. (Received January 9, ac 9 a m.) Herr Albert Ballin (chairman of directors of the Hamburg-Amerika Shipping Company), writing to the ' Frankfurter Zeitung,' admits that Britain has brought Germany's oversea trade to a ' standstill. The North Sea was easily blockaded, but England's piratioal pressure upon Scandinavia and Holland would have been impossible if Germany had a proper naval irase. She must in future seok a base beyond the North Sea area. Herr Ballin in November said that England srfi.3 already beaten, because sho jbad hidden her flest. ['

TO SAVK THE MEN i WHEN SHIPS ARK LOST. i (Tend ii Tim«c mdS ducv sun TON DON Tinu i 3 1 hf I irip i iu! ru p i Ifi t m ! in ltinj: m tli hj is\ denth i ii on ' i rl d as un } i mm n 1 tint a 1 p 1 tin ship libinllv npphp 1 \ it i i it In 11 m impin j ii fleet'; TOPD KTIfHI nT I His DPIVTAG I'OUJ I (London 'Times' and Sydney ' Sun ' Services.) I ON DON Tom in 8 \. I nun 1 /lei •; n«, I >i i I th t n i nlbd limp t it « i i m r t th Ki w ' 'l' si ii hllc 1 th th 1 s f i (d 1 ii 11 i t j i | i ti nit t i i tis rs i i 1 tin i tl j Is a l i I iul Kitihi nei It f i thai hj i lulls fu hlii!i„ t tie ] t- i hj , s hj ii hj n t i I tl ('it \ I ( i tm ist il-tl Id ti I n s\ i I ttl i l i whit i l« m lrtie YIP LLOI "> iN!)1(t x \l [ON [(London 'Times' and Sydney 'Sun Services.) | LONDON. January 8. | San Marino, the Miiallcft republic in the srorld, has heen roused to a fever heat ! of intlignation against Gennaiiy in eonsej quenco of n cE/h'l"? lint the local wireless j scrvicfi is intei'mpting official despatches to the* Austrian (left in the Adriatic and communicating them to the Allies. San | Marino has voiecterl Germany's demand for an examination of her wireless, and insists that, an Italian CommisMon should inspect it. DEARTH OF TONNAGE. (London 'Times' and Sydney 'Sun ' Services.) LONDON, January 8. British shipowners are seeking to charter German t-teamevs detained m British ports during the svar. They urge that these- vessels should be exchangeable for captured British ships after the war. The Government are considering the proposal. IN SOUTH AFRICA". PRETORIA, Jan nary 8. (Received January 9, at 8.45 a.m.) The. Union forces have occupied Schuit Drift. The enemy fled across tho Orange River, destroying the pontoons and boats. Tbey now hold the north bank. I

HORSEFLESH. A NEW SOUTH WALES PROPOSAL. SYDNEY, January 9. (Received January 9, at 9.20 a.m.) Pitt, Son, and Badgery has written to the Pitt, Son, and Badgory have written to the Comptroller of Customs asking if horse, flesh, is exportable. He points out. the great demand for meat for war needs and for Ivurope's starving thousands. Ho urges that horseflesh is highly appreciated _ for food on the Continent, that a horse is a clean animal, and that any objection to utilising it for food could 'only be sentimental.' A client of the firm 'stated that a lot of nondescript horses were of little value for work, but, being very fat, would b? a treat, to the starving thousands on the other side of tho world. BELCBAN RELIEF. KING ALBERTS THANKS. CHRISTCHURCH. January 9. His Excellency tho Governor received the following telegram this morning from the King of the Belgians, transmitted through v.ho Secretary of State for the generosity of the Government, Parliament, p.nil people, of Now 'Zealand ton-arris the Belgian tint ton. I beg that you will express to them my grateful thanks for their goodness and sympathy. —Albert." AUSTRALIAN JTEMS. SYDNEY, January 9. (Received January 9, at 9.45 a.m.) The enrolment, of recruits in the current week was double that of any week previous to the holida.v. The total of tho various New South Wales war funds is £500.037. The military authorities haw accepted the Rifle Association's offer to conduct musketry instruction for the Expeditionary Forces. MET/BOURNE. January 9. The Vi'toria Racing Club have voted a further sum to the war funds, bringing their total contribution to £3,117. CAUCASUS CAPTURES. PETROCrRAT), January S. (Received January 9, at 12.55 p.m.) A. communique state/3 : The Russians at Ard<i(gan haw captured numerous guns and have' taken many prisoners belonging- to tho army which'used to be quartered at Constantinople. They buried 1_,5G0 men. The.v also seized at Sarykamish the entire artillery belonging to the 9th Turkish Armv Corn's, with" all their generals and 300 officers. CATERING CONTRACT. WELL-KNOWN ITRM CHARGED. LONDON, January 8. (Received January 9, at 12.35 p.m.) Proceedings on .summonses charging J. Lyons and Co. with selling unsound meat as" food for the troops quartered at the " White City," for whom tho (inn were catering, have, been adjourned for a fortnight, after preliminary evidence had been heard. Counsel for the prosecution stated that the charges involved a searching- inquiry into the eontditions under which detendants carried out their contract. TEA EXPORT NOW PERMITTED. LONDON, January 3. (Received January 9, at 12.35 p.m.) The prohibition on tho export of tea. Jias been removed. The export of '-oro-i to certain European countries, _ha3 been prohibited. ENTRAIN. MEN FOR SAMOA. DEPARTURE ON MONDAY. '1 he men who have volunteered for ditty at Samoa will leave for the North by tho .-■pound e:-;prc.- ! , i>n Monday, together with the infantry who have enrolled in tho fourth reinforcements. The Defence authorities have made compete ai raiigements for the departure of the men, and those desirous of saying goodbye to any of the men in either of the ooutiiigeiii-s should not-e the regulations, in oider that the entrainment- may be carried out srno'ithlv. The men will fall in at the Garrison' Ha.ll at 10 oVbx-k. and when the roll has been called and other niattrrs of detail attended to the parade will march down Lower High .street and halt outside the railway stattwn, where- they will have ample opportunity of saying farewell to th-.-ir friends. This arrangement should he. the. means of preventing any coiifii-sion. Friends will not be allowed on the station pkitto) m. The men will go north, in charge of Major Miller ami Sergeant-major Cummin::'.'-;. WMTi'Sli OFFICER'S RUSE. At a noint near Vines resourcefulness stood a British party in u'ood stead. During tcrriiU fight in:: a doia'hiiieiit of British infantry, numbering about 80 men. became separated from their comrades and were forced to hide, in a wood situated between the two firm:: lines. As night fell the ohV.-w in charge, addrc-.-iiu; 'the. men, said : " Roys. I don't think there is numb chance of our getting out of this. We e::n't do icmh to-night, anyhow, so wo had lie-.;.:']• go to sleep, in the morning, ii the worst comes to the worst, wo | will so]! our lives as dearly as possible.' 1 i The night without incident, but at 11 \l 0 i bit l )ii t v (1 1 srk n d In l \u > ni til t loin tir dir ii i >ii i hi ' it it e\ t u cd th it tli I iii hj a 1 in ii it d il m_, th r o I un lit., ' h n 1 i the o 1 the \ mi r!i pin ii ( ii mtfinm ah ut "OT tti"- 11 o »ti ej in cr i n i lot the 1 trl lin i I 1 a 1 ii pn it] 1 \\ In pel 1 U t > 1 11 111 ) t l fill HI dl ! 111! 11 Ollltn I c i hj ied the, 1 u 1 o tli 'L of b d nlti <i s ,ddc il hoiitf f Ti\ bio i t (hit Ihj ( " man tmn 1 i„ hat un_ fi I i i i up i ti - *h \ d n hi ii in nd <; HtPi di e 1 1 i t l t i be >\ It i i ten pun] Inifl ft r tragg! is lut lei bid 400 ( einnn n i onei ti < imp ( i pm\-\ >- ri< in i\r 1 bat v>o\ f ten ]e -v i m h°in n ( 1 1 \ the frn ii in hti al wn f l l \ i 1r ' 11 b\ 1 i 1 II u- Itii ( lo ii ( nt ii no st \in_, in H M ho nta! hi )I r a IL ,_ \ i \i i \ „l itdu i uni i th hn i\jri ni es in the N iti Sc i nli i it i\ i 1 i nuiiibci i nun lion tin ( t \ 11 t_ii( ind iboul i mi 1i i i in th ' len u 11 \i i Oik 'ln wi I I 30 (till onnd d do\ n to (ill ii iid tut old t (it tlu 111 t\ 1 on \ 1 i ' i bun hj of lul ill 1)1 i 1 th in 1 t> i ii 'it to lu bi i 1 l t' en i i in i I/ °\ wiie weundid bul\ tio ■• iti jii oniii, hid st in on fount if then hi in_, ti lie out in tin opi n unitt lKit 1 Om Teilrn s potte<l ti i and b'ou lit tl em ii ti ii then 1 mdh jti t liki fat! The little t ! 'in loullni -sji il I n„! hj but the kolrd then irititude u j,i t tn m linn 1 i it tin i dlllu ii tlniiff off aid di cd tin muj in ]r du nice togs md it'll ded to then wun 1 In wont ds were not so bad, but had for the want of attendance. We ought to have a. million men over there, and the quicker . they get over the quicker the end will come. T reckon a million of our fellows will beat tho whole German nation without any help." At the office of the Taieri and Peninsula Milk Supply Company, Ltd.. this morning Mr' A. Crowe was presented with a wristlet watch on the occasion of his leaving the firm'* employ to join the reinforcements at Trent-ham. Mr A. E. Beissel, the general manager, in making the presentation, referred to the. excellent qualities of Air Crowe, and wished him Godspeed and a safe return. He also mentioned that Mr Crowe's position would lie open for him on his return from tho front. The recipient suitably responded. Tho Westland .Racing Club last night voted 50gs towards the appeal by tho New Zealand branch of the British Medical Association for funds to establish and equip a military base hospital at Trent-ham.

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THE NEW FRENCH SIEGE GUN., Issue 15696, 9 January 1915

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