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THE FLEET NEVER MORE ETT. EVERY HOPE AND CONFIDENCE. WILL OPPOSE ANY PREMATURK PEACE. ' (London 'Times' and Sydney 'Sun' Services.) LONDON, October 22. The Navy League's Trafalgar manifesto declares that the strength, lighting capacity, and general efficiency of the British fleet stand on a higher level than has over been previously achieved. It further states : '• Our naval administration, in all its complex and elaborate detail, is being conducted with vigor, skill, foresight, leaving nothing to be desired." The league congratulate the- Government on the appointment of Sir John Jellicoo to the supreme command. His name is an inspiration of hope and confidence to the officers and men. Tho league are determined to oppose any premature. or ill-advised peace, and will exhort the nation that nothing less than the destruction of the menace of German wa power can secure the future peace of the world. . -

TRIBUTES TO NELSON. MESSAGES TO THE FLEET. LONDON, October 22. (Received October 23. at 9.50 a.m.) Thousands of people filed past the Nelson column in Irafalgar square. Sir John Jellicoe's wreath was a prominent feature. The celebrations were of unparalleled fervor. Two hundred and six,ty-one cities and towns formally hoisted the Allies' flags. A crowded meeting of the Navy League was held in the London Opera-house, at ivhich the Allies were represented.,

Lord C. Bere.sford was the principal speaker. . Sir G. Reid said that Belgium s fame, despite her ruined shrines ami defiled homes, (stands in the world's regard upon the highest pinnacle of all. The Hon. T. .Mackenzie moved resolution conveving a menage to die Com-mander-in-Chief and officer.-* and men 01 the grand fleet, expressing tlie leagues confidence in the British and Allies' Meets. and their earnest Wish for a very oarly triumph over the enemy. THE GERMAN CHANCELLOR. Till': REPTILE PRESS BEGIN TO REND HIM. AMSTERDAM, October 22. (Received October 23, at 8.45 a.m.) An inlluentia! section of the German has opened a campaign of hostility against Herr Von Bethmann Holhveg, describing him as a mere nuilldnver who seeks to rob tlie svoid 01 the- fruits of victory. NOT IMPROBABLE. AMSTERDAM. October 22. (Received October 23, at- 8.45 a.m.) The •Telegraai" has reliable information that the German commander in Brussels has notified the Geiinan inhabitants to leave the town within 48 hours. 1 his is interpreted to mean that he in una'de to guarantee an uninterrupted oeciipali in of the city. ( i ERMAN THICKS IX I'OIHTGAL. LONDON. October 22. [Received October 23, at 8.45 a.m.) The • Dailv Mail' stales thai Germany assured tin; Portuguese Royujisls that she would restore the monarchy it Portugal did not intervene in the war, and that tne Royalists promised Germany a b-.f-e- in Lagos Bay. to the 5011 th of Lisbon. 'P LEX TV OF MON KY. W~XUOX. Orwbcr 22. /Jteoeived October 25. at 8.45 a.m.) The application* for the £1.5,000.000 of Trea.snrv bills totalled £43.000.000. .1 niGovernment are paying h'i per cent, i he isfitie has had very little effect on the <i«coiuit market. , Tenderers at £9B U 3d received oO pet' cent. AN AMERICAN PROTEST. NEW YORK. October 22. .Received October 23, at 8.45 a.m.) The State Department has protected again-t ihe seizure, of the oil steamer John D. Rockefeller, captured oil the Orknevs. It. declares she was never under foreign registry, and was bound for New York from Copenhagen. NEW ZEAL-ANDERS' HELP. LONDON, October 22. Owing to the perishing cold at Bulford, Captain Lampeu applied for cardigan jackets. The New Zealanders' Association ransacked the city emporiums and warehouses, whose supplies had been depleted by the War Office, but they managed to purchase 200. [Bulford camp, near Salisbury, is where the Home-raised New Zealand contingent are in training.] LORD LIVERPOOL'S ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. SYDNEY. October 23. ißeceived October 25. at 12.25 p.m.) Lord Liverpool has written to Sir Ronald Munro-Fergtison, Governor-Gen-eral, on behalf of the Government and the, people, of New Zealand, appreciating the privilege of being associated with 'the Navy in the Samoan operations. SOLDIERS ARE STILL FATHERS. SYDNEY, October 23. (Received Octobor 25, at 12.25 p.m.) A proclamation has been issued intimating that soldiers are liable under maternity orders, and authorising the deduction of pay. VIA AMERICA OR ANYWHERE. SYDNEY, October 23. (Received October 23. at 12.25 p.m.) In trade circles it is suspected that since ths declaration of war quantities of sheepskins have been shipped to Germany via America. A TRAITOR,— QUALIFYING FOR THE BULLET. ADELAIDE, October 23. (Received October 23, at 12.25 p.m.) At a meeting called to form a branch of the Navy League, Mr C. E. Owen JSuBLtU. referring to'the leniency; accorded

to Gem ins and Anstrians, said he knew as clearly as any man can know without being in position to prove it that a man in the Government employ had given valuable information to Berlin. MISCELLANEOUS CABLES. . Two British sailors who attempted to escape from Gooeningen were recaptured and gaoled by the commodore, as a breach of honor had been committed. The King gave an audience to the Gaekwar of Baroda. who has sent a con tingent and money for service with the British. President Poincare has accepted tlie Rectorship of the Glasgow University.

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NAVY LEAGUE MANIFESTO., Issue 15631, 23 October 1914

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NAVY LEAGUE MANIFESTO. Issue 15631, 23 October 1914

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