Manawatu Herald , 30 Kohitātea 1896, Page 2
Mr Chamberlain, Secretary of State for the Colonies, said in the course of a speech that the enmity of Germany had determined England to increase her defences. The United States was rightly attached to the Monroe Djctrine, which England did not dispute, and war with the States was an impossibility. England wished to be able to count upon American support in Armenia, her own protest having been fruitless in tbe face of the apathetic condition of the rest of the European Powere. The English press continues to applaud Mr Chamberlain's administratioa of the Colonial Office, and praises the steps taken by the War Office in preparation for a possible outbreak of war. The press further suggests that a Volunteer Reserve should be formed in the colonies. The German Emperor's birthday was the occasion of renewed virulence against England on the part of the official press of Germany. The remains of ibe late Prince Henry will be buried at Whippingham, in accordance with his will. The Queen and Princess Beatrice are recovering from their prostration. China is willing to open the country traversed by her western river system to trade provided she 19 allowed to retain the terri ory ceded to Britain on the Burmese boundary in 1894. Mr Sraalley, the well-known journalist, declares that a report which is currpnt to the effect that an agreement his been arrived at in regard to the Venezuela trouble has , seriously arouied the Amerioan i
[ Jingoism, which voices the views of the Government. The commercial classes urge Great Britain to meet President Cleveland promptly. The Venezuelan Government has agreed to assist the United States Boundary Commission in its labours. Mr Cleveland advises Venezuela to act peaceably in the matter. King Prempeh has been deported to Elmina, on the Gold Coast. Mr Egan's mission to America on behalf of the Irish amnesty fund was a failure. The English wheat market has an upward tendency, the Continental is advancing, and the American has a general rising tendency. At the tallow sales 1400 casks were offered, 1825 being sold — medium mutton at 225, medium beef at 20s 6d. Opossum skins are in active demand, and show an advance of 15 per cent. The greater portion of the beef by the Duke of Buckingham was mil* dewed. A London firm has contracted with Mr Young, of South Australia, for an unlimited supply of hooey. The Welsh tinplate manufacturers, fearing depression in trade and consequent reduction in wages, have notified the employees of their in* tention to stop the works in March. Eleven thousand workers will be affected. Major Pigott has been appointed Governor of Coomassie. At the wool sales, merinos are firm, and crossbreds a shade easier. Wheat shows a rise of 6d.