FORCING THE HANDS OF GOVERNMENT.
CXTT MAYORS TAKE ACMOW. (Received 9.60 a.m.) , : MELBOURNE, thU day* The Lord Mayor, acceding to therequest of '-ji deputation to call a "Dreadnought" meeting, declared that Australia woul¬permit herself to be outdone by New Zealand. t''/~S " The Lord Mayors of Sydney *nd Melbourne are acting In eonc*rt in arranging public meetings to forward the Dreadnought preaentation, and are also communicating with the Mayor* of other State capital* with a view to similar action. '. : £ thli day. At a hj Eh Hfnrr R»w»n, QoTemoti of New (South Wale>, three Sydney gent Ween promieed £ 10,000 enieh, if a Dreadnonght fund were opened. ■- : ■,- - ■ ~■-■; \ \ I
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