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A painful sensation has been caused at Vienna by the Italian demand for many ar£ works, of inestimable value from the Imperial museums and galleries. These include masterpieces by Titian, Tintoretto, Raphael, Georgione, Rembrandt and Cellini, also celebrated manuscripts. The Government declares that compliance with Italy's demand would render/'.the' collections insignificant. Viennese artists are organising an appeal to the world. A shooting affray occurred in the East End of London as a : result' of whicli six coloured-men were sent to the hospital,' three being seriously injured, One white man. was stabbed, and a policeman:was injured. There were four arrests. The affray arose in a coffee shop. A coloured man fired a revolver at a soldier during a quarrel-; A crowd, who resented the black's relations wi'tlv white' ;gir ls, besieged the shop for two. hours', tore down the shutters, and' attempted to. set fire to the building. ■"[Finally, .they forced an entrance and roughly handled the. blacks; whoniTthe police rescued. The Paris correspondent of the "New York World"'•'■states' that -American officials have despatched a peremptory demand to the British; demanding that the' commercial censorship must cease'

.on April 18. ; . . T The Labour Conference at Melbourne passed resolutions urging the repeal of the compulsory clauses of. the Defence Act, .that the franchise be granted to all persons !at- the age of 18, and that all shipping be nationA verdict of found drowned was returned at the inquest on the death of Private .Daniel Scheehan,' a New Zealander, whose body was discovered in the Thames. The : Cordn'er said that suicide was unlikely. The/deceased hacl apparently strayed .into .the flooded river.- . ■ ■"■■

A Sydney message states that." ■four Germans interned at Darlinghurst bound and gagged the sentry. Three scaled the wall and escaped. Two were subsequently recaptured and the other is still at liberty.

His Majesty, the, King will attend at Twickenham on Saturday and will present a cup to the New Zealand Rugby captain .after the New Zealand-France match. .'"

Colonel Josiah Wedgwood, M.P. (Newcastle-under-Lyme) has joined the Labour Party as ar protest against the Liberal Party's lack of ideas and courage. ■'■ .

A Madrid message states that Count Romanones has resigned, and Senor Maura has formed a Cabinet.

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GENERAL CABLE NEWS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9590, 22 April 1919

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GENERAL CABLE NEWS Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9590, 22 April 1919

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