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[Pee United Press Association.] WELLINGTON, November 28. Tho following cable has been received by His Excellency tho Governor from the Secretary of State for tho Colonics: — I an about to lay before Parliament further correspondence concerning the munificent gifts which have so far been offered from the various parts of the Empire, and before doing so I dosiro, on behalf of His Majesty's Government, again to express their deep gratitude to all who have so generously and In such diverse ways, both publicly and privately, contributed to the requirements of His Majesty’s Government and their Allies for the purposes of alleviating tho distress caused by the war and bringing it to a successful issue.—Haroourt. CHRISTMAS GIFTS. [Pna United Press Association.] WELLINGTON, November 28.' Christmas cheer for the New Zealand garrison at Samoa, in the form of cases containing all sorts of luxuries and comforts, have been sent by rail to Auckland for shipment by tho Navna. The total consignment represented 108 casses, all of which were filled with every conceivable kind of dainty, from a 501b cake tr> a 11b plum pudding. Tho goods represented the good will and generosity of relatives and friends in Wellington, GROUNDLESS FEARS. [Peh United Press Association.] AUCKLAND, November 28. In consequence of representations made by a deputation to tho Mayor concerning the strength of the garrison in the Auckland forts, Mr Parr communicated with the Minister of Defence, who replied that no material rearrangement was being made in tho forts at Auckland. The Minister added : “ I should be glad if you would accept my personal assurance that every precaution has been taken for the protection of Auckland. Neither the Chamber of Commerce nor the Harbor Board need have tho slightest apprehension. I am unable to disclose the position in tho Pacific, but, in my opinion, it is sufficiently satisfactory to advise you to inform the deputation that their fears aro quite groundless.” On Sunday evening, at 8 o’clock, Mr W. Facet Gale and the Knox Church choir will give a sacred concert in aid of tho Bclglarf fund. The choir are to sing the motett ‘Hear My Prayer’ and _tho choruses ‘Be Not Afraid’ and ‘The King of Love,’ and Mr Gale's solos will include all the national anthems of tho Allies and ‘ Findlandia.’ Tho hour will suit churchgoers. The stirring and manly character of tho music and tho object should appeal to everyone.

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MESSAGE FROM IMPERIAL GOVERNMENT., Evening Star, Issue 15662, 28 November 1914

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MESSAGE FROM IMPERIAL GOVERNMENT. Evening Star, Issue 15662, 28 November 1914