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MISCELLANEOUS.

It is reported that extensive riots occurred in Delhi at the end of March. There were some casualties.

The trial of Lieuteuant-Colonel Rutherford, who is charged with the murder of Major Seton, has commenced.

The Korean representatives in Washington, allege that the Japanese are torturing the Korean Christians because they refuse to worship the Mikado. The riots continue.

\ The bursting of a naphtha tank aboard the transport Spiridione, leaving Venice with troops and civilians going to Pola, blew up the ship._ Thirty persons were killed and 40 injured.

The Agricultural Wages Board reDorts that land has depreciated in Great Britain, owing to the lessened use of fertilisers. The farm workers' wages were compulsorily increased during the war to 335, which the board asserts is below the cost of maintaining a family. The board is fixing a new rate of 39s 6d.

German financial experts plead that Germany is unable to pay for food in scold owing to the fact that the stock of such will soon be exhausted by having to meet credits clue to neutral countries. The lack of freedom to trade further precludes the, adequate financing of the food payments. The Allies doubt this, and are now conferring with nrominent neutral bankers regarding the alleged credits.

Advices from Aix la Chsipelle record the drastic measures taken against highly-placed individuals found in possession of valuables looted by Germans from the occupied regions. Two professors were imprisoned, and Lieutenant Honningham, a multi-millionaire. _ was sentenced to four months' imprisonment and fined 3000 marks for stealing medals from the Brussels Museum. , The. arrests were a result of thej Entente's Commission of Enquiry. _ / 1.11 an interview at Paris, an Amen-/ can financial exnert who lias minute!j; studied conditions in Europe- said he would predict that England would be stronger within n year than ever before, because of her commercial enterprise and the courage with which she mot her d^bts by taxation. Great-- Britain's situation with her war debt, of fo^K* billion . dollars compared favourably with her debt ppr r-apitn and wealth at the conclusion of the Napoleonic wafrs

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MISCELLANEOUS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9582, 9 April 1919

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MISCELLANEOUS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9582, 9 April 1919

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