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wm, sirs nr a xisw days. FEDERAL PREMIER'S VIEW. ■'"■■ ■ MELBOURNE, March 24. tiw Fedeitl Prime Minister (Mr Fisher) la of opinion that the public cl*mcmr for tto Fedewd Gorenmußit to tike «cUrn to th« imttor of Dmwlnoßgfcte wiU i*; i» » «nr d»«. itwSSi be ft <W »nd liMdJßme «*y», to bar, !«# weßiy to *mke the gift, end allmt potterlty to p*y off the IMB. The Got-

eminent would have to find money for Australia* owa defence, and that would be difficult enough. ... r WATOHHre FOB SPIES. ON GERMANY'S COASTS. '' (Received 9.35 •Jβ.) a - ; '' ■':"'. ''J *waixs t ii*teh .«t-;L G«nn*n Cwrteva ofßeen torn been *pyolaUd lipiitwte to 4e poU«t m Bekl* wig-HoUUia to lirotect In* coaet agtinit •pies. ■; " ' ■ ''. .

■■ tr-iTAWfltrftFanirsMßirrK. ]j (Bj, Cable—Press A»»«UUo*>-Copyrlght.> i : '-.'■;--_ "' -Bmi^r,-. i MSircK _».'-''' 1 Herr yon Schoen Affaire)', addreesing the-Budget Commit* tee of the Reichstag on behalf of Prince yon, Bueldw (the'lmperial' Chancellor),eaid. the British 7 Govermrieht Si_"'fiiti. ifc-a..senMal ■ 'way^.-lflsid— ess 'W come to an understanding not to- extend- ' the:- cost' of-* the naval' programmej' but ■no formal proposal had beett'madeV . Nothing had been put., forward which would form a basis of negotiations. In the- _torce_se' if. friendly Governments it was customary ;to,a*OTdi.ptß« sentang formal proposals the comridera-. rtioß' of- wh^'appeared;-doubtful!',. j¥pr 'that Britain:had: ayoi.dr • ed- addressing- a- formal ; proposal Geririany, and r thefefOre- they- were?' Tiot called•"upon-to take-, up- a positiou^to-' [wards--such- Prince yori' 'Buelow 'had-set forth the '-ground¥tyfGe¥£ -many* attitude' respecting', "the ; limitaEtioti: of armaments '-. m at, spe«i irt S tha 'Reichstag : OnVDecember" 10,'" "•' ! '!'*'■■ ' : '~'<~ 5 _Eer¥ voir^Schoen !added, "\riU- be; measured by;hcV"heeds;f, -He impliedTio. tiawsi". to-' othec*natiohSi*'- !• : Continuing;Jhe.heartily; contmrred'f'.ln"' !><_»■ confident- nope.'ekpTiessedrby; the-en-, tire cbrtnUttee,' that the--relations be-' 'tween Britain-awt. Gfcrn|*hy v wo»ild< :d*»: velop further"in- the direction of friend-; I ship, -wjiieh, he remarked, was.-the';'s—- ' cere wish of: the l whole'-'of - the- 'German people and the German-Government. The committee voted-the final instal- \ mentis fc(r |in 1900, and :the' first instalments for three Dreadnoughts* ■ of-which- r '-sfc-;;:*s» officially stated t*v» been land;down; an larmouredf cruiaer- of 'the 'Inyincible, typ*- two small? ernisersf ■: The "Sruer Zeltung*' states that- ths tendersfor the ~-t*cM otheri-warships progrti^-'wotld not be inviteduntil, autumh. Thus tile ' tinie gained. on {the * -other- :lwo>- ! ships would' 1 fors .wopld be no acceleration; i_ the develop* imeht ;<»f the°n>e£ times ;setf •>-»- -^-'' *;v .■-.' ■•■!■ ■.ri , !!-) : -i-if'- iJi«''i*.'-i'''' ; %;''.is;V r , ;.aM**^ r *"^ l." U ~~TC ";"OTTA^^;Srto_-'24_ : _ I ."The GlpbftJ*' in'eompltaHsht* ing. little. New; ntjterinaythefirst'. reinind*rf (htit there, ara ;m HKose; atr- Home, says that Canada, oqght hp£s)'- leayiß ::: ]Seir respect.. •; IWiti^.t^yea^Jhe^ colonies mould; Tie. abW : an«F: crafchtV to Cm: three Dreadnought* at the Motfierdta ' ~'-< .',". V .' " . p, .. ; 23. 1 Lord Pmnketfs cablegraa* See* •retary of'-StotKcfor^th^O^oiwe^Jc«^" :te_mg New Offers of a Dreadnought and a secondf if was -immediately c«veyed to His Majesty the- King Asquitb, and to the- Admiralty. ljii/~A~.^ -,.■'.'.." y ;,- ---'" Prominent- ■ ' ! <smsaito»J:-;'ha3»e*s been stirredby • leaft; into, raising ithe- question /of offering:: a Dreadnought to Britain. . . .'•,.:;; t • :»_l%!rt»'.if*l^.T_*i - -r-"' iONDON,. March afc ~.: cablegram; from 6ir Joseph Ward e%." ;plam_g. why the, offer Draadnonght was m%de. , ■'"'■ -"-;-'-'•,"-. [. >iig^_ i ibjsti thei bes* '_^:to"Whlch' : fered by the dominions-lit applicable, is towards, strengthening, the defences._ of each in its OflrU'quarter; Of' the world: 'The Lord Mayor.--of: London will preside, at a navy-meet—g; in the GuiMhaH, on march 31y "aY wffich MV BalfoUr and Lords Rosebery,"' -Rothschild,- -Brasseyj and be the- apCakeri. "■''■ At the meeting off;. the Northcote Borough Council last nigfit, Ihe Mayor '(Mr be forwarded to- the Eremierj conveying the Northcote. CWncil's-appreoiation. nl the" action "bf" tlle _ Goveniment —offering a battleship to the Imperial! Government j in- the. recenti critiail situation. Gr. Geo? ■ Fraaer; seconded..: .Ths wa.s •supported- by''Cra.■"•■ S. ; Brbadyj Him%'^ : --fi. Greanslade, fW. Rushbrppk, anST JasT DJfrkes, ani •carried ■ unaniraouklyv "' ': y ; ■','■.' \. .*.'•!'" 'j' : At a meeting OBehntiga Chamber of Cbmmerce held last sight; it ■/ wM ; unanimously- agreed :Tnoti6n '61 tbe Mayor-' (_ir- J. Rows), seconded by Mr'Qiasi'Baglejr, that: the;; \ sscretaiy should wire -" ti» ;Gx>Wfnin«Bt;r h«M*fe![ eohgratulat—g-, them; im' i_e.; pateiotio 6ff«r tiiey had made- of a battleshiu; to -England,; \ T-r';" -;.--Mif^--■ -.-- .>;*>--" .-?•»

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CLAMOUR OF THE PUBLIC., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 72, 25 March 1909

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CLAMOUR OF THE PUBLIC. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 72, 25 March 1909

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