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TO EDUCATE PUBLIC OPINION. LONDON'. November 21. Mr Asquith, Mr Balfour, and Lord Hosebery hare signed tin* appeal for support from the Central Committee for national patriotic organisations. It is intended to educate public opinion regarding the causes and issues of the war. and also to place before neutral countries a clear statement of Oreat Britain’s case. The appeal declares that, come what may, there must he no weakening, no wavering, and no patched truce exposing our children to a renewal of the Norman menace. THK MILITARY CENSORSHIP. STUPID EVERYWHERE. (London 'Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) LONDON, November 21. ‘ The Times ’ says that the Government have exercised the control of the Press with singular incompetence and great lack of judgment. If wrong impressions are prevalent, critics ought to address their complaints to the Government, and not to the newspapers. UGT.Y RUMORS CONTRADICTED. LONDON, November 21. In tha House of Commons the Undersecretary for War (Mr H. J. Tennant) assured members who mentioned ugly rumors in connection with army contracts that the reports were without foundation. Mr Vemey, on behalf of the Government, contradicted the rumors that the Government were fixing the price of wheat solely in the interests of consumers. A NEW GUINEA MISSIONARY THE VICTIM O F~ GERMAN CULTURE. SYDNEY, November 22. The ‘Daily Telegraph’s’ Rabaul correspondent advises that Mr Cox, an English missionary, is in a serious condition after brutal treatment at the hands of Germans in New Ireland. Mr Cox states that he was making a periodical visit, and was spending the night with a German missionary. They were chatting on the verandah when five armed and masked Germans appeared and Accused Air £k>& of conveying information.

to the forces at Eabaul. He protested his innocence, but he was denuded of his clothing, flogged with a cane,-and put in a boat in a semi-conscious condition and ordered to return to Eabanl, where he received medical attention. A punitive expedition has left to investigate the matter. THE EMBARGO IN WOOL. WASHING r u.\ , November 21. Great Britain has declined to agree to any modification of tho embargo on Australian wool. American manufacturers still think that when the needs of the British army have been satisfied the United -States may he allowed to enter thoAnarket, as a supply is badly required. THE SUEZ CANAL. LONDON, November 21. There is considerable at Lloyd's against the closing of the Suez Canal. THE TENNESSEE INCIDENT. A STORM IN A TEAPOT. ■WASHINGTON, November 21. Captain Deker, of the Tennessee, reports that the firing on the United State-s warship by the Turks in Asia Minor was not a hostile act, but was merely intended to give warning to prevent the Tennessee entering the harbor at Smyrna, which Turkey had declared closed.

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A PATRIOTIC CAMPAIGN, Issue 15657, 23 November 1914

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A PATRIOTIC CAMPAIGN Issue 15657, 23 November 1914

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