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INDIA’S POSITION

“UNSWERVING LOYALTY AND ENTHUSIASTIC DEVOTION. ” Papers relating to the suppoit offered by tho princco and people of India to the Imperial Government in connection with the war wore laid on the table of the Commonwealth Senate on Wednesday of last week by the Minister of Defence. Among them was tho following resolution passed by the Legislative Council of India; Tho member* of this Council, as voicing tho feeling that animates the _ whole of tho people of India, desiro to give expression to their feelings of unswerving foyaltv and enthusiastic devotion to their King-Emperor, and an assurance of their unflinching support to the British Government. They desire at the same time to express tho opinion that tho people of India" in addition to the military assistance now being afforded by India to the Empire, would wish to share in the heavy financial burden now imposed by tho war on tho United Kingdom, and ”oquest tho Government of India to take this view into consideration, and'thus to demonstrate the unity of India with tho Empire. In supporting the .-evolution, Mr Ban-iH-rjeo said: “They desired to tell tho world, the enemies' of England, and all else whom it might concern, that their Royalty was not lip-deqc, but that behind,.

the serried ranks of one of the finest armies of tho world were the vast and multitudinous races and people of India bound together as one man.” The sitting was said to bo remarkable for tho unsolicited expressions of loyalty from tho native memm Tho principals and employees of Messrs Spencer and Dunkley, Ltd., mot at Jackson’s Tea Rooms, Dowling street, on Wednesday night to say good-bye to Mr ETyson, of their office staff, who is leaving for tho front. Mr Spencer presided over a very enthusiastic meeting, and in presenting Mr Tyson with a pair of field glasses, suitably inscribed, made reference to his loyal services to the firm, and said he hoped to see Mr Tyson come back with a better record even than ho is leaving behind him, tho Hon. James Allen, Minister of Defence, having personally congratulated him on boating the New Zealand record for gunnery. Mr A. Watt, on behalf of the employees, then presented Mr Tyson with a wristlet watch and a safety razor, remarking that he hoped the recipient would return safely and once more take up his position in the firm. A toast list was honored, and a number of musical items wero given. Mr J. A. Lewis was accompanist. The South Canterbury Patriotic Committee’s balance-sheet shows receipts £11,414 and payments about £5,500. both including tho value of 32 horses, saddlery, and produce given—about £2.600. The rest of the- outlay—except £250 sent to the High Commissioner—was spent on outfit and materials. The mayoress's commit too have packed between 15.000 and 19.000 garments, new and mended, for shipment Home, and this work is fit;’! going on. Tho Home and Belgian relief fund is new over £6,000.

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INDIA’S POSITION, Issue 15662, 28 November 1914

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INDIA’S POSITION Issue 15662, 28 November 1914

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