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The New, York "World's" Paris correspondent states that President Wilson's assistance was invoked to obtain safe conducts to Paris for Messrs Do 1 Valera and Griffith and Count Plunkett, in order to present the Irish case before the Peace Conference. The correspondent was told that President Wilson would be likely to pay heed to the wishes of Irish sympathisers. It is expected that numbers of American ships now engaged-, in carrying food will be assigned shortly tb ordinary commercial services. Yon Hindenburg has written to Heir ISbert, President of Germany, resigning his generalissimoship, owing to a desire to retire into private life. Herr Ebert accepted the resignation. The ex-Kaiser has asked the German Government, for permission to return to his Kadman estate in West Prussia. .Discussing. recent experiences at Scotland Yard, General Sir C. F. Neville Macready (Chief Commissioner of the Metropolitan iPolice) states that the war has left an increasing tendency i to violent crimes of a new type. A! burglar after four years' experience of killing shows indiflerence alike to lifetaking and to his personal safety. The quarrelsome husband, who before the j war was content to clip his wife under j the ear now used an iron bar or anything else handy for flooring her. General Macready foresees, an increase of murders of women. ■ Mr H. S. Power, official artist to the i Australian Forces, has. just finished a large painting, from the work of ar- j tLsts commissioned by the Common- j wealth Government, for the War Mus-j cum. The picture depicts the batteries of the First Division changing ground in the battle of Ypres, July, ±i)l/. The j Government has already secured 1500: sketches and studies. I

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MISCELLANEOUS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9604, 8 May 1919

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MISCELLANEOUS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9604, 8 May 1919