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ALL NEWS MADE PUBLIC.

DISEASE AMONG SOLDIERS. LONDON, November 16. In the Hor.it) of Commons Mr Asquith. stated that no war iiwj was withhold except under stress of immediate military exigencies. While- zmpplies were withbeld fr<>ui tho cn-emy it was nTcwwv not to act hitrh-handedly totrards neutral nations. Lnrwr supplies of coal wore ffoinc to Scandinavia, because German suppling wero Mopped. Mr Asquith denied that from 30 to 40 per cent, of the soldiers were sufferim; from preventable die<vi?x\= dtto to diink or ■other rsn.«'J. Careful inquiries showed that from 10 to 15 per cent, would cover nil the sickness. He believed that there nj r.over a body of men in the field comthemselves s<-> well and showing such a f«v sobriety And dert-ncy of condu-t. There wero now 1.100.0C0 men in the regular army, apart from 2C0.0C0 Territorials, but tln-.se. were not enough. A WAR BUDGET. | LONDON, November 17. | 'The Times's ' expert, speculating upon the possibilities of the War Budget, points I out that incomes have been lowered owing ' tn the economic disturbance, and any in - j cri'iied taxation will be peculiarly difficult. I Nevertheless, the Ministry may possibly | propose to meet jiart of the war cxI pendvtuve fvom revenue, and certain, I articles of consumption previously freo j will be taxed. MAKING INQUIRIES. WASHINGTON. November 17. The Secretary of State (Mr Bryan) has announced that the United States authorities are making inquiries of the American Ministers at Ecuador and Colombia regarding the allegations of the violation of neutrality. THE CANADIAN CONTINGENT. j SYDNEY, November 17. The Sonoma's passengers give some interesting details regarding the departure of the Canadian troops from Quebec. Thirty-one transports were required to carry men, guns, horses, and supplies. The" convoy consisted of 11 warships. The embarkation of 31,300 troops and 8,000 horses was performed faultlessly. A FIJIAN CONTINGENT. SUVA, November 17. The Legislature, has resolved to ask the Secretary of State for permission to raise j a contingent of 100 men for service in

Europe.

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ALL NEWS MADE PUBLIC., Issue 15653, 18 November 1914

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ALL NEWS MADE PUBLIC. Issue 15653, 18 November 1914

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