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HEALTH BCEEETIN. Reporting to the Defence .Department. Colonel Logan, commanding the' garrison at Samoa, states that the general health of the troops is good. The following are under treatment for the ailments mentioned, and all are doing well : B-itterv. ■ Corporal L. S. Cnrmi.hael (dengue ' fever'), dinner R. IT. Dobson (dengue fever). Private IT. E. Hatch (injured foot). Railway Engineers.—Sergeant F. vY. Aickin (dengue fever), Trance-corporal 1-. Diver (dengue fever). Sappers W. R. Auld (dengue fever) and '('. Cecil (abscess). Auckland Regiment.— Major W. K-y j (appendicitis). Private T. E. Peek (tew--), j Wellington .Regiment. —-Sergeant-major l O. li. Al'Morran (jaundieei. Lance-cor-poral 1.. Guthrie (gastritis). Privates H. | Stuhbs and O. Thompson (rheumatism I, j T. T. Kcnnedv (lumbago). 11. M'Cor- I mirk (gastritis), C. A. C. Wood lord ; (dengue fever), E. Hart (ear trouble;. Medical Corps.--Pi-ival- C. Raehuni , (conjunctivitis). Chaplain-captain K. E. < Maiden (ptomaine poisoning). I —How Christina- Was Spent. The Navua arrived at Am'a on Decern- I ber 23. She carri"d a huge mail and j 1.000 small cases addressed to each man ; individually. The • New Zealand Her- j aid's' correspondent wrote :—" Words; cannot express the joy and satisfaction j when it was »cci) how generously the j people had treated their boys. Thee j was enough to prolong Christinas ov< - j the New Year, and everything w-s just ; what we wanted. Christmas Eve :.,w| the whole camp happy, and with inoarrij mail matter to keep everyone b>?v foi j a long time. Christmas morning broke I very wet indeed, and effectively iut ;i j stop to the combined church parole lorj till the troops which was to cue. 1 ecu j held. Owing to the rain the sports meet- j ing for the afternoon was also postponed, j The day closed with a most successful : concert ' held in the barracks. Boxing: Day was another whriTe holiday, ami was i devoted to a seven-a-side football tourn-y. ; fn the af'teriifion there was ;i ' waurnafii- j gnt.i' at the village of Lcpea. which was | attended by a large, number of officers i and men." j MISCELLANF.OCS. j The hatred against the British has got j to Mich a pitch among tlerman oliicei:, and j soldiers that they no longer salute each j other in the usual way with " (food morn- ; ing" or " Cood-bye." According to a let- ! ter received by the ' ITnnnoversehe Kurier ' 1 from a Laudwehr oflicer at the front. oiTiccrs or men now say " The Lord ptmi-h : England." to which the response is " May He do so."—Renter. i There i- tiilk, which we believe to be i well founded, about yevy extensive changes j in the proprietorship of certain London I papers. We believe we are right in saying that all the London dailies, with one exception, were prepared to cease publish- I ing football news. Which wa- the exeep- j Hon?--- British Weeklv.' December 5. j The Russian Council of Ministers (],■- j cider] on November H to allow the re- ; sumption of the -ale of beer for con-ump- , lion oil' the premises, hut they hom-ed I only one-tenth of the previously cxi-livg ! beei---hoeis. The ' Novoe \"iemy;i' -e- i verely criticised this decision as at ! variance with the -pint of the Tsar's i resolve for ever to establish temperance. | and a- calculated to i i-suscitalc the ,!,.!•- | mant national appelitc for strong drink. I The optimistic view of the war in higher ! oifieinl circles still continues. Kminent ' authorities, both military and political, j are of opinion that fighting operations will ! cease about June. A minority equally : well informed hold that we shall he for ■ tuuate if lighting operations are ended ' bv Christmas of next vear. ' Briti-h I Weeklv." ' !

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THE SAMOAN GARRISON., Evening Star, Issue 15704, 19 January 1915

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THE SAMOAN GARRISON. Evening Star, Issue 15704, 19 January 1915