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NEW YORK, December 2. (Received December 3, at 9.40 a.m.) Mr M'Lellan, cx-Mayor of New York, and Professor of Economic History at Princetown University, predicts that no matter who wins the European war the United States is sure to bo confronted with the abandonment of the Monroe Doctrine, or of fighting to maintain it. He urges America to wake up and place herself in a proper state of defence.




WASHINGTON, December 2. (Received December 3, at 9.40 a.m.) Ambassador Vandyke has visited Mr Bryan and has pointed out Holland’s desire for an early end of the war. He contended, however, that it was impossible for any country to make overtures for peace at present, and denied that he had been authorised by Queen Wilheljntua to ' ! alion by the United States and Holland,

‘TIPPERARY’ BANNED IN UNITED STATES NAVY. SOME NEAT~SARCASM. NEW YORK, December 2. (Received December 3, at 9.40 a.m.) Owing to Secretary Daniels’s prohibition of United States naval men singing ‘lt’s a Ismg Way to Tipperary,’ the New York Press makes merry. The New York ‘ World ’ asks why anyone should want to sing when a man like Secretary Daniels is head of the navy. “It is absurd to suggest that the song is a violation of neutrality, any more than the ‘ Blue Danube Waltz,’ 1 God Sava the King,’ or the hymn ‘ Gott Exhalt der Kaiser,’ which godly church folk sing on Sundays. The latter might be a temptation to non-neutrally-inciined naval chaplains, and ought therefore to bo stopped.” IRISH AND GERMANS. MASS MEETING” IN CHICAGO. AN ENGLISHMAN EJECTED. NEW YORK, December 2. (Received December 3, at 10 a.m.) A mass meeting of Germans and Irish at Chicago demanded that the United States Government prohibit shipments of contraband of war to Europe, except foodstuffs. The speakers declared that shipments of contraband only prolonged the war. An Englishman rose and began ‘God Save the King’ wMo the Germans were singing Irish and German national airs. The meeting attacked, the Englishman, and assaulted and finally ejected him. Tile police saved him from serious injury. Congressman Bartholdi promised to induce Congress to take the desired action.

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AMERICA, Issue 15666, 3 December 1914

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AMERICA Issue 15666, 3 December 1914

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