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Read to Natives on the Annexation of the late German Possessions in the Pacific. Rabaul, September 12th, 1914.

All boys belongina one place, you savvy big master be come now, he new feller master, he strong feller too much, you look, him all ship stop place; he small feller ship belongina him. Plenty more big feller he stop place belongina him, now he come here he take all place. He look out good you feller. Now he like you feller look out good alonga him. Suppose other feller master, he been speak you, "You no work alonga new feller master" he gammon. Suppose you work good with this new feller master he look out good alonga you, he look out you get plenty good feller kai-kai; he no fighting black boy alonga nothing.

You look him new feller flag, you savvy him? He belonga British (English); he more better than other feller; suppose you been making paper before this new feller master come, you finish time belonga him first, finish time belonga him, you like him new fellow paper longa man belonga new feller master; he look out good alonga with you; he give good fellow kai-kai. Suppose you no look out good alonga him, he cross too much. British (English) new feller master he like him black feller man too much. He like him all same you piccanin alonga him. You get black feller master belongina you, he all same Police master. You look out place alonga with him he look out place alonga with you. You no fight other feller black man other feller place you no kai-kai man. You no steal Mary belongina other feller black man. He finish talk alonga with you soon. Bye-and-bye ship belongina new feller master he come and look out place belongina place belongina you, you speak him all the same.
Me been talk with you now, now you give three good feller cheers belongina new feller master.

Signal Message.
Following telegram received Secretary of State, dated London, 20th October:-
"His Majesty's Government have learned with - - - satisfaction of capture of German ship "Komet" with complete wireless equipment. Skill with which expedition was devised and carried out reflects great credit on all concerned."

17th October 1914
Allies still making progress in North France, but Germans have captured Little. Heavy fighting progressing on North border of Arras. Germans believed to be taking 16.5 Howitzers from Antwerp, to French Centre fortress. Germans in France and Belgium number 2,500,000. Allies superior in numbers. Heavy fighting Poland lines of Vistula. Russians apparently holding their own in Poland. Russian cruiser Pallanda sunk by submarine. Two German submarines sunk by Russian cruiser.

20th October, 1914.
British have made good progress during the last few days. In Northern are Allies have driven back many - more than 30 miles. French have recaptured Altkirsch otherwise situation on right wing unchanged. Naval and military British defending Antwerp returned to England. Great reception. Cruiser "Undaunted" and four destroyers sunk four German destroyers off Dutch Coast. Cruiser "Hawke" sunk by German submarine, four officers and 50 men saved. Canadians landed in England.

22nd October, 1914.
British losses between 12th September and 8th October, 13,000. Heavy fighting North France near Belgian border. Belgian Army maintaining its portion of -  - -(line?), where it has been heavily attacked. Germans holding advantages to Lille strongly, Progress made by Allies at various points. Very little definite news.


The following letter has been received by the Administrator, in reply to a letter sent to His Excellency, Sir Gerald Strickland, Governor of New South Wales.

State Government House.
Sydney, 11th September, 1914.
Dear Colonel Holmes,
His Excellency the Governor has asked me to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 31st August, and to thank you on behalf of himself. Lady Edeline, and his daughters, for the kind message conveyed therein.
I have to add that His Excellency fully realises that your important duties prevented your being present when he witnessed your embarkation of the command.
In conclusion, I am desired to express Sir Gerald Strickland's hopes for the safety and success of yourself and your troops.

Yours very faithfully,
General Private Secretary.

Colonel W. HOLMES.
Commanding Expeditionary Force.

A large supply of light cotton khaki uniforms recently received from Sydney, are being greatly appreciated by the troops.

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