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GENERAL NEWS.

MORE MEN WANTED,

LONDON, November 10. Every voter on tho parliamentary rolls has been circularised, requesting information as to the age a.nd militarv efficiency of tho members" of the household. The •Morning Post' (_?), resenting th:s moderate form of militarism, declaims conscription for service abroad, and advocates a systematic course of six months" trainins, which, it, says, would oieat-e ample partly-trained reserves. The writer wains the. nation that corscription will come, unices friends of the- voluntary system put their shoulders to the wheel, and it suggests that military bands be used to stimulate recruiting, adding that the military display at the Lord Mayor's Show produced an immediate effect.

PAY AND ALLOWANCES

THE NEW PROPOSALS.

ESTIMATED COST, £200,000,000.

LONDON, November 10. Under ihe Gove.nmenfs revised scheme of pay the widows of the men in the lowest grade in the Army and Novy, with iVer children, will receive a minimum of £1 weekly ; a widow with three children, 17s M ; a widow with two children, 15s ; a w : dov w th child. 12s fid ; and a ehi!dle«i widow, 7s 6d. Tho allowances are to be increased in neee."-s toils cafes. A widow's full separation allowance will be continued for 26 weeks after her husband's death. The Government will also assist unmarried men's dependents. The allowances for partial disablement, apart f: om the national insurance benefit, will range from os 6d to 17s 6d, and for total disablement fiom 14« for unmarried men to 23s for married men with children. It is estimated that the scheme will, roughly speaking, cost £200,000,000 if the war lasts for two \ears.

NEWS HELD UP.

SYDNEY, November 11. There is great delay on the Eastern Company's line**, nd war news is held up.

A WOMAN SPY,

GIVEN TIME TO RErENT.

(London "Times' .'SdSydney Sim' Services.)

PARIS, November 10.

A clever and accomplished woman, speaking fluent Engl sh, and dressed as a Red f'ro?s nurse, met British wounded at the Gare du Nord and invited the officers to d:m- with her. While they ueie under the influence of he?- charms and hospitality she tried to wheedle military information from them. She also visited tho hospitals and attempted to discourage the men. She was discovered to be tho divorced wife of a German officer, of British-Rus-6ian descent. She- was tried and sentenced in Paris to two years' imp: ifonment. She is the first woman spy caught. THE REMBRANDT FIRE.

GERMAN INCENDIARIES SUSPECTED.

NEW YORK, November 10

Tho Remb.andt's crew flooded tlk' vessel, thus etarfcf ing cut the fire, but every horse aboard vTns killed. The ship was damaged, but was able to return to port. According to the captain, Geir.ian spie3 started the fire, with tho object of preventing the delivery of the horses to Britain. ' The captain alleges that threats were made before the vessel left Baltimore.

[The Rembrandt had on board a large number of horses, originally said to be destined for France.]

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GENERAL NEWS., Issue 15648, 12 November 1914

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GENERAL NEWS. Issue 15648, 12 November 1914

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