A notable speech was delivered by the Right Rev. Dr. Grimes, 'Roman Catholic Bishop of Christchurch, 1 when proposing the toast of "The Army and Navy" at the banquet to Lieutenant Shackleton last night. - -•'"••
The Bishop waririly eulogised' New Zealand's : offer of a Dreadnought, saying that anyone with a spark of true patriotism must be proud of the Prime Minister's recent action in the present great crisis. (Cheers.) They' were proud oi that action, and all those in the Dominion worth speaking of were also proud. The spontaneous offer of a Dreadnought was the measure of' a sound policy and a pract-ical'.pr'oof of the readiness of England's children jto l come to the help of the Motherland/ The gift would be a great object lesson to the whole civilised world: and especially to those nations that required ja lesson of that kind. Those 'who 'dreamed-of getting a New Zealand navy really did-not know what they were thinking of. It was simply a daydream, and the height of folly.
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