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• GEBJCAHT'* Al'l'lTUUE. DEPUTED. : ; BOW PROOBAIOCE AT Ali 1 ;■:•..>. ■ S *Hff j. ' £ --U: 'Lj. a;'/.;• QY. ,:.:; esS if fc I LONDON, Maroh 22. I Severel members of the House of Commons on both sides of the House are pressing Mr Asquith for an explanation regarding his fruitless: overtures- tb; Germany for mutual reduction, : aa' ; mentioned in his speech on the occasion of the introduction of the Naval Estimates. : The "Cologne Gazette" now explains that no proposals were put forward, but there was a confidential inquiry," which Clennany declined/ to entertain, on the , ground" that she"wware r determined' to execute her programme af ail costs. j The "Times," alluding to Mr Balfourt censure motion, discussing Mr Asquith'e difficulties, declares that he can avert a party..division and. rehabilitate the Government enormously in the estimation of the public by an explicit.and unequivocal pledge that eight Dreadnoughts will be begun in 1009 and completed in the most rapid possible time.

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FRUITLESS OVERTURES., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 70, 23 March 1909

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FRUITLESS OVERTURES. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 70, 23 March 1909

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