new consti'lt tton advocated, conferrinTTautonomy. (London ' Times' and Sydney ' Sun' Services.) LONDON. December 25. The Prime Minister i'\ Egypt, in the eotir>e of an interview, said that the change in the political statu- of the country was the realisation of a long-felt hope. Owing to her geographical position Egypt was of such importance as to excite the covetousness of other nations. .In order to safeguard her integrity she must subsist under the iegis of some Great Power. Egypt desires In obtain her ideal of internal autonomy. The sole nation fulfilling the conditions required is (treat Britain, who is powerful enough to prelect, and whoso traflitiiyis assure the realisation of Egypt's ideal. Ho advocates the establishment of a Legislative Assembly. Hitherto it has been duly consultative; now it will be given a deliberative voice in all but toeign alfrtirs. and will thus serve an appreu ticeship with deliberative powers.
agents proyocatfupiS busy ix china. PFKING, December 26. Tho Crrnwn Consular officials in the Batang and Kas-n provinces are inciting; the Buddhist heads to canst' trouble on tin; Russian and British borders. .TAPANKSK ARMY VOTE. tncrf.asfs rffusfd. POLITICAL CRLSI.S. TOKIO. December 25. The Diet has been dissolved, following: ul«.)n the Lower House's rejection of a Rill to increase the army by two divisions. The Budget Committee bad previously reported again .t the expenditure for (hi, purpose. WOUNDED INDIAN'S SHOWN HOUND LONDON. (I/melon 'Times'and Sydney ' Sun ' Service?.) LONDON. December 25. It has been arranged that the wounded Indians .-.hall see London before returning to the- front. The iir.-t party of convalescents was taken in a char-a-banc to St. Paul's. Whitehall, Parliament Houses. Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, and the Tower. GERMANY'S VANISHING TRADE. (London 'Times' and Sydney 'Sun' Services.) LONDON. December 25. Noting the likelihood of a copper famine, Germany comments that Britain will never lie forgiven for the murder of Germany's -hip trade. Germany does not deny that .-lie lias Leon struck to the heart by the power of Britain's fleet. WOR'Ti WATCHING. The cr^nills <>f flu; Russian advance thiough Central Roland is General Russky, who lias proved himself to bo a tactician of the fust ordt"'. Already hi« nam*! ring* from ore end of Ilussia to the other, and as soon as the miktaiy experts in Europe know 'his achievements he will be recognised a.- one »i the best- gem i.al.s this war has developed. Therefore, watch General Russky.—letrograd correspondent, of the London ' Te'enaph.' MR OAVDIN'S ARRFST. Mr Gaudin, the city councillor who was arrested on his return from Samoa, recently, ami who was .-ent ba.-k to the [-lands, i> returning to Auckland by the Navua. It is understood that the matter for which his attendance was deemed necessary has been satisfactorily explained. IRONY OF A I'ROI'HKCY. In tin- light near Aeradz, on tie- W.rriha. the Russians .'aptiued the Prussian generals You Mackensel. of the 17th German Army Corps, with ail his Stall', and Gene !al Yon Lielveit. The latter wa<s the comn.andant of Lo.l/. during the (ieuuan >«■ citpatioii. Wh''!i leaving the town lie declared to the landlord of the hotel, whom naturally he did not, pay : " I do not say adieu, but merely an n voir. for nc shall ! soon be Uick among you again." This prophecy was lealiscd, but on this occasion tin- general l'eturued against his will Ito partake of Ru.-.sian ho.-pitality. GeueI lal You Liebert is a. well-known figure in Oerman jmblie life. He w;u- for some time Governor of Ge'iuau All La, an<l on K-iving that position embarked upon a parliamentary career, sitting in the. Reich-j-tag among th'- Imperiaii.-ts I Rrichspartci). Some years ago he founded the. Imperial Anti-Socialist Society, and in his capacity as president :>i that body he wa.- the recipient of the " New Year letter. - ' in which Prince Rulow submitted his policy t't the electorate at ihe <.pening of ISO 7. General Liebert was al.-o one of the meet aitive. and prominent members of the ecutive of the pan-German Federation. He lat-t e.nuo proininentiy before the Oerman miblic bv being unseated Horn the Reichste." on a. petition, and dcieat.«l m a bv-eloctiou by one of those SociaisU to the'annihilation of whom lie had devoted the greater pnp. of his energies. MISC'KLI ANKOUS. We acknowledge from "Wee Dock an' Dotk" 12s for the Belgian tuml Colonel W. H. O'Neill has lett And: land for Svdnev bv the Uiverina, and s\ ill join the Orient liner Morea lor Knglaii,'. In order to offer bis services to the Home authorities. The colonel (says the Herald; is an old Auckland boy, being the son or the late Hon. dames O'Neill. His medalshow active service, in India. Egypt, N.ul.i M'rica, and Nigeria, as an officer ot the Roval' Field Artillery. He was badly wounded in the Nigerian campaign, and has since been on the retired list, but now he again seeks active service • Up to the lirst fortnight of October over £7 000 railwavnieu had ,j ed the colon-. The London and NoithW cstern Company ■ supplied 9.258 men, the Great. Western 3 019, the Midland 6,700, the North]vi.ste'rn 5.400, the .l/'iidon and Lancashire and Great Easl-vm 3.000 apiece. Those bravo German.-, I On November 2 a »roup of the enemy, estimated a; 50 to 60? was defending come houses near a bridge in the middle- of Hooded ground on the Yser. A I'rench officer asked permission to capture them, ami set about, doing 60 with 10 Chasseurs. This liule toremarched within 100 yard.; ot tile enemy s fi--e without suffering any losses, and when about 50 vards away from the. Germans the latter threw down their arms and surrendered. The address in London for the- reception of articles such as caps, belts, etc., for the soldiers should, be " Miss Dormer Maunder, care of Dr James Can the, College of Ambulance-, 3 Vere street, London, W'." The name was wrongly given as Miss Dormer Maude.
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EGYPT., Evening Star, Issue 15686, 28 December 1914