GERMANY'S GROWING NAVY.
A NEW THEORY.
AIMED AT MONROE DOCTRINE. INTERESTS IN SOUTH AMERICA, (By Cable.—Press Association.—Copyright.) (Received 10.55 a.m.) LONDON, March 29. The "Spectator" discusses the possibility of the Germany navy being aimed at challenging the Monroe Doctrine in relation to German interests in South America. Hence, it suggests the building of the three Dreadnoughts by Brazil. AN APPROPRIATE LEAD. THE BRITAIN OF THE SOUTH. LONDON, March 29. "The Spectator" declares that no part of the Empire will grudge New Zealand the honour of leading tho way. •'lt is appropriate," the "Spectator" adds, "that the island Dominion should be the first to turn its thoughts to ships." "WE HAVE NO QUARREL." KEIR HARDIES MESSAGE. LONDON, March 29. Mr Keir Hardie, M.P., addressing his constituents at Merthyr Tydvil, in South ■ Wales, said the effect of" Mr Asquith's : speech during the navy debate, in t.li • House of Commons was such as he had never seen before, resulting in a scaiv and making it easy for the Government to beat down the opposition in the Labour ranks to further expenditure on the i,avy. Mr Hardie announced that 25 members of the Labour party were going to Germany at Whitsuntide to tell the Germans that "you and we have no quarrel." " AN ENGLISHMAN'S HOME." ITS ANTI-GERMAN TENDENCIES BERLIN, March 29. Newspapers in Berlin are actively opposing the production of Major dv Maurier's play, "An Englishman's Home," in Germany, on the ground of its anti-Ger-man tendencies. "MISPLACED GENEROSITY." PEACE SOCIETY'S VIEW. (Received 8.45 a.m.) SYDNEY, this day. At a meeting of the Peace Society, a resolution was adopted deploring the public excitement in regard to the British and German navies, regretting the misplaced generosity of certain citizens, and supporting Mr Fisher's action in refusing to involve the people of the Commonwealth in presenting a Dreadnought to Britain. NEW ZEALAND'S OFFER. (By Telegraph.—Press Association.) CHRISTCHURCH, this day. Yesterday Mr T. E. Taylor. M.P., sent the following cable message to the Prime Minister of Great Britain: "Cabinet's offer of a Dreadnought was made without consultation of Parliament or people. There is an increasing feeling that the offer was an unconstitutional and unfortunate interference with British party politics. Believe Parliament would gladly increase naval subsidy.— (Signed) T. E. Taylor, member for Christchurch North."
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