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HAS ITS DRAWBACKS. CONFLICTS WITH NEUTRALITY". WASHINGTON, November 25. Much comment has been occasioned by the statement made by President Wilson to White House callers that the United States did not consider itself under any obligation or duty to enforce neutrality upon South American republics. The Colombian Legation has announced that Colombia has decided to adopt and enforce the wireless regulations enforced in the United States against belligerents.

SOUTH AMERICA* STATES MUST OBSBRVENEUTRALITY. LONDON. November 26. Speaking in the House of Commons, on behalf of the Government, -Mr Charles Roberts stated that liviiain and France hud repeatedly endeavored to secure the removal of the German wireless staff at Cartacena, and also the. effective dismantling of wireless •installations on German ships in Colombian ports. Finally Britain and France intimated to the United State* that they might be obliged to take protective measure.-. A similar warning was given to Ecuador respecting the Galapagos Islands. A CHILDISH PROTEST AND A STERN ANSWER. WASHINGTON, November 25. Count Bernstorlt formally lodged a protest with the United States against the allies' alleged violation of the Declaration j of London. | Tho State Department informed Count Bernstorff that the Declaration of J.ondon was not adopted by all the Powers, and was not agrt-ed to by the belligerents. On the outbreak of war all parties in the United States were entitled to disregard tho Declaration as a temporary basis of action, and to treat matters arising out of the war by the previously-existing international law. THEIR FAVORITE GAME. VANCOUVER, November 25. Mr Stevens, a member of the. House of Commons, announces that evidence has reached him that Germans fomented the Komugata Mam incident and incited the i Canadian Hindus against tim British Government. TOUTS IN BCLOARIA. (London ' Times' and Sydney ' Sun' Serricat.) LONDON, November 25. Germans have liberally subsidised Bulgarian journals, who are daily publishing accounts of brilliant German-Austrian victories and widespread revolts in India. , Egypt. Algeria, and Africa. THE SUEZ CANAL. ATHENS, November 26. Djemal Pasha, Minister of Marine, has b«en appointed Commander -in-Chief of the Turks operating against Egypt. HOME, November 26. It is officially announced that the Porte has informed Italy that Turkey will not interfere with the free navigation of tiie Suez Canal. MINKS AGAIN, ' LONDON, November 26. A Yarmouth tishing-boat struck a mine and was sunk. Nine of the crew were drowned. ANOTHER CANADIAN GIFT. OTTAWA. November- 25. Several wealthy gentlemen have, subscribed a sum lor the formation oi a machine-gun battery for i.ivsentation to Britain. IN SOUTH AFRICA. PRETORIA, November 25. Official: Captain Rutherford, with 50 of Esiin's Horse and 100 South African Mounted Rifles, attacked SCO rebels in a strong position at 'Roudei'ontein protected bv rugged hills, and furious fighting ensued. Captain Allan King was shot just after binding up a trooper's wound, ivvo others were killed and 11 wounded. As it was impossible to dislodge the enemy the loyalists retired. At ilamanskraal seven rebels were killed and several wounded. Commandant Geyser raptured four commandants and 50' rebels at Nylstroom.

A FINANCIAL FORECAST. FOOD SUPPLY' OUTLOOK. | CONSERVE SEED WHEAT. NEW YORK. November 25. Sir George Paish. joint-editor of the 'Statist.' before leaving for London, stated that the United States was certain to have great prosperity during the war. Tilt! struggle was ;i misfortune that was certain to como later if not now. The world was now consuming its seed rorn. T'hnt meant nothing but loss and (suffering. For at least a decade after the war Great Britain would be able to reduce her expenses on armaments, and would be likely to be able to defray the entiro cost of the war in a few years. •Sir George Paish said he expected that tho leading Stock Exchanges in the world would reopen in January, when he hoped financial confidence- would be generally restored. THE SPY PERIL. LONDON, November 26. The House of Lords debated the spy peril. Lord llaldano said there was no doubt Germany; had organised an extraordinary and intelligent scheme of spying in Great Britain long before the war. The most dangerous people, however, were not aliens, but suborned Britishers. lucre were 114 officers i«." detecting espionage, and tliev had searched 6,000 houses and interned' 5-12 suspects. MORE GERMAN ROYALTIES. LONDON. November 25. In the House of Commons, replying to a option, Mr Asquith staled that Prunce Albert of Sdileswig-IloKtein is serving v.ith the German army. The outPtii.ner asked whether it was er.pci'ien'l to continue the payment ol £6.0D0 per annum tor the upkeep ol Prince Christian's family. Mr Asqniih *:'u! 'the question refers only to an individual." [This prince is another of the many German relatives of the Royal Family. Prince Albert's mother is a daughter Queen Victoria, and therefore an aunt Oi Kins George Y.] AN OPEN LETTER FROM MR JUSTICE CHAPMAN. LONDON, November 25. The 'Westminster Gazette.' publishes an open h'ttev hv Mr Justice Chapman, of New Zealand.' It is addressed to German filiu>r«. Judge I luipmaii warns them that although a tvr.nniii'iil Goveioinunt does not allow them to tell tbr- truth regarding the Germans' appalling disasters, a day <>t ivrkonin" will come between the Sovereign and the people. He adds : " The free, of oversea. Britons in supporting the Mother Land is duetto a hatred of tyranny in every form." OH-'ICKUS' rAY. LONDON, Xnvembor 25. Vnrler the scheme, for the general incK'.'.se in army officers' pay. approved scccid ii"'iten:intti will receive a minimum of 7s 6d per day. and those, promoted fro:ii the milks a minimum of lis. THE USUAL BRITISH WAY. (London ' Times ' and Sydney 'Sim' Services.) LONDON, November 25. ' The Times,' commenting editorially on tho British occupation of Ileim Island, in tho Channel, Kays : " We oust German companies from islands in the Persian Gulf and give them Crown leases in the heart of the English Channel within sight of the coast of Franco, 70 miles from Portland and 40 from Cherbourg, for £l4 yearly."

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THE MONROE DOCTRINE, Issue 15661, 27 November 1914

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