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PROPOSED CESSION TO FRANCE, (Per Press Association—Copyright). (Received February 21, 10.35 a.m.) MELBOURNE, February 21. Rev. F. Paton, Foreign Mission Secretary of the Presbyterian Churchy has received the following cable from London:—"Well-informed sources indicate the possibility of the condominium being ended by the cession o$ i the New Hebrides to France as part , of a larger settlement with that coun,try. Australian action imperative."

Mr' Paton, in an interview, said tliat the cable came from an unimpeachable source, and was a call for fresh effort. He added:—"We are taking every step possible to place the gravity of, the position before the authorities."

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A DISQUIETING RUMOUR., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8800, 21 February 1914

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A DISQUIETING RUMOUR. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8800, 21 February 1914

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