Germany in the Pacific.
NEED OF REFORM RECOGNISED,
United Press Association —Ry Flleotrio Telegraph—Copyright
London, July 15
Lord Lansdowne states that the British Minister in Berlin is enquiring as to the conditions under which foreigners are able to obtain domiciles for trading purposes in the Marshall Islands, and whether British firms will be able, after October Ist, to resnme trading without unreasonable restrictions. He is also enquiring as to the alleged German monopoly in the Carolines. Lord Lansdowne believes that the prohibition of trade in the Carolines was not absolute, and waß probably due to unauthorised local action.
Referriug to Lord Lansdowne'e. statements, the Berlin Press is seini-officially informed that Germany has already recognised the need ror reform in the international and commercial regulations of the Marshall and Carolines Group. The Government is likely to revise the Jaluit Company's contract, and will probably take over the management. Seductions of duties aro contemplated in October, as a remedy for the present most serious causes of complaint. The papers add that there is no need to hurry, since Prince yon Bulow is bus~y 'with much more important matters.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6623, 17 July 1905
Germany in the Pacific. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6623, 17 July 1905
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