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THE RIGHT OF SEARCH.

WHY BRITAIN EXERCISES IT. SHIPS' FALSE MANIFESTS COVER CONTRABAND CARGOES. THE PRESIDENT'S WARNING TO AMERICAN SHIPPERS. Prcas Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. WASHINGTON. December 29. President Wilson intimates confidently that he will he able to deal in the matter of contraband only if he is supported by absolutely honest ships' manifests. Great, embarrassment, he said, had been caused to the Government beeause some shippers concealed contraband in cargoes of noncontraband articles—for example, -under cotton. As long as there were instances of that kind suspicion would lie cast on every shipment, and all cargoes would be liable to search. THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR OVERSHADOWS ALL ELSE. NEW YORK. December ?,0. The evening papers comment on the Note, but the 'New York Sun' warns Britain's enemies that the. Note does not indicate hostility to Britain. The London 'Daily Telegraph's' Washington correspondent says President Wilson's whole idea in protesting was to lay the foundation for indemnities at the .lose of the war. Meanwhile the I'nited States will continue to file protests against e.n-h seizure, diversion, or detention of ships. CONGRESSMEN TALK. THADE BEPIIISALS SI'GGE-TED. WASHINGTON, December 30. The C.S. Cabinet discussed the who!" question nf the Note to be sent to Great I'.ritain. and promised (lie South American diplomats copies owing to the hiu-;cm nf the republics in the question. In nou-iiffieial quarters the ipiest inn of reprisals against Britain was hotly dis-(!i:.-e<i. Some Congressmen suggest,-.,] an embargo against the shipment to the Allies of products which the I'nited Suit's considered legitimate articles of trade, but which Britain and Frame refu.-e.l to alio v.- to reach the enemies. Sir C. A. Spring-Bice (British Ambassador at Washington! refused to ...inment on the day's developments. Tin- ijl'ess are vigorously discussing the question, and the interest therein is over shadowing that in the war. German sympathisers in the Press urge the Cuit.-d States to take the strong....< pus.-tble action agiiinst Britain. POLITICIAN'S VIEW. AMEIiTGA BEVELING. OTTAWA. December 30. .sir Allan B. Aylesworth. ex-M ini.-t ,i- of .liistice. expresses the opinion 1 lj.it the I'nited States's action is metelv " plavmg to the gallery." The »I:„|,', .pie.tinti would (irohablv have been settled already between Britain and the I'nited States, but the hitter was obliged to <],• s,,mething to satisfy the powerful intere-'. affe.-i.d. Till: lUMTISH pi:es> AWAIT Til E EAC'l's BEEoItE CO.M.MI'I'TING THEMSELVES. 'THE TIMES'S' SANE COMMENT. LONDON. De.eedicr 30. Awaiting the text of President Wilson's Note, and accepting his assuraiii e as to its friendly tuim " throughout. the newspapers rely on the fairness of American opinion to ensure a i ouimoiisense adjustment of an admittedly thorny question in a spirit of mutual good will. 'The Times,' after rental king that the American newspapers have oonsisteiitly grasped the fundamental fact, that the ideals for which Britain is lighting are Amerbe's no less than ours, pays that it confidently anticipates a modus vivemii whj, hj. while in a.-tordance with the principles of international law. v. ill mi ••; the truly unpreicdented features of this war and enable Britain to exercise to the uttermost ail legitimate means of < oer< ion upon the

en.- ,ny. THE INTERESTS AFFECTED.

COPPER, MEAT, AND OIL ALL BEEN REACHING CERMANY. LONDON. Deo-inhcr 7,0 (Pceoived D.-o'iub.-i- 31. a'. 8.33 a.m.) reports state that it iV feared tin; pnblii-a! ion of the Not.- mai ks tin-. inaugural-ion "f a. .-harp campaign. rahulated to <io the. l'> ncral standing <>i the British harm. Complaint* from American trad-'tK and producers at.- giowin- daily in v.riunie. ( Opp-er, meat, and oil interest* ate [Tolct-t e of tlieir trade, v. it'll nc-ut talis. There, is ov'iy to:,con to .suspect, that Hermans an* workine; assiduously to brini; about, a joinr. nroteM by neutra.l Powers against British control of the- seas. The iradii return.- prove that there lias been wholesale of contraband into Germany 'broach neutra.l countries. TIIK r.VITKD STATES, AND SOUTH AMERICAN" REPCLLICS. PAN-AMERICAN MOVEMENT. UNCLE SAM AS LEADER. WALT, STREET AS FINANCIER. LONDON". December 30. (Received December 31, at 8.50 a.m ) Reuter'ti Washington co, rcSj-.ondcnl states that, the I'nited State* Tr«-a..suty in-vite-d the various American nations i<> a conference in the spring to discuss financial and eoinjm rcial problem.-' out i-f the Mar. and elosei commercial iclatinns- between Americin I'owe.is. T'ho Treasury officials are of opinion that the chief hope of the South American States for the financial independent ~f FlurojM' lieti in a T'an-Amei ican movcinen!. They surest, that New York is hec.iminj a- serious competitor with London art!:> wnrM'fi financial centre. Many Furopean and South American diplomatic l cpresent-at ive* have inter viewed President. Wilson, who apparently is prepared to jnsiet. np 1 lie. rights aperted in hip- Not' 1 . President Wil-on declared that America's theoiy was hardly debatable, as Britain had naliered to the tame theory in a previous -war. Official circles are confident that Tlrit.iin will patisfy America. IN" CONC.HF.SS. A FLAMBOYANT SPEECH. NFW YORK. December 30. (Received December 31, at 8.50 a.m.) Mr Mann. sp"a.l.'inii in the Hou.-e of l{'-|)r<c"iifatives. hoped the I'nited States Administration would insist on America* lijrht to ship neutral e;oods in neutral ships and pieseive American rights aboard iLiu, " Wc <lu nut intend." hi: **U**L,

"in order to keep out of tlio war, to say to ih<? nations 'You ran do what you p!ea&a.' is no danger of our netting involved, in the war, because ivo-sUmd up for the right. Neither England nor Gcrmivny etui afford war wit.li m. We must uphold our position on the seas with dignity and firmness.'' NEW YORK PRESS. TROUBLE NOT EXPECTED. NEW YORK. December 30. (Received December 31, at 8.50 a.m.) '.l'ho morning newspapers nnticipat-e a fatisfactory understanding, and have declared ihat- no unfriendliness, towards Britain exists. THE BRITISH PKESS. •THE TIMES'*' YIEW. WAR Of ATTIHTION j NEC ESSTrAT'ES, Till': SEARCH. ! LONDON", December 30. iHereived December 31. at 8.50 a.m.) | 'The Times," in a lender dealing with the American Note says : -It iV dated, December 24. .'.nd we cannot help imaginil,g thai the eve of the great festival of. Ik■ rle and goed-will was not accidentally tlii'tcn for lite despatch of litis friendly communication. \Y<> ask Americans to v:ni"i)iti"i- t!i;it we ate waging a war of af'iition agaimt two Continental Slates possessing liardjy any <eabnard of their own." OTHER OPINIONS. AMERICA'S SHORTSIGHTEDNESS IN ASSISTING "GDI.I) TU"GS." LONDON", December "0. (Received p,..mbcr 31, at 3.5 .i.ni.i Tic 'Daily "hronieh',' commenting on -(!'••■ Ai!"Kri(.-:ui Note. cay;, that- if tin- British w,r; 'h i- tarhy in practice. Britain men anitnd !!er niacin-•. but many ui'lhe. complain"; hiv trivial. Britain >Oll doubthss concede what, idle tan. • ■;i-i-"«■•: 1 '.villi a !• git im;;l '• and -successful \.r..-<-cui i> -m ■■>< the war: but if Aiuciic.".. wishes -to a<-si,-t imlividr.als to make large prolils mi> of Oci mane it w ami neec.-tilal.' hi r adoptin.' -mil a poll v at-- \,<iiid he unfriendly to the AMI.-. '!'hi> 'Daily X-'.\.-' rmpha.-ised the pain to Amciica. !':m-i .1 shot te.p.ug of the war. The re-nil of the Alli.-s' blockad- must vastly '.i;iivi; ; ! .icy temporary 10.-s due to a. restriction of Aim--' can trad.- with Germany. An 'Viiericn .ori'o-; o, d- ■ \ miggests that, th.' be.-' reim-iy w uhl l- !•■ indmw. r.miira:.- to pi..,-.- " u al-rt eghl " • 11 !>.!■ .'iirs upon r--'\poi i.ll ion. a;.-., a ,-trict stqimviof m,a,-,i:, ;>■-.

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THE RIGHT OF SEARCH., Evening Star, Issue 15689, 31 December 1914

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THE RIGHT OF SEARCH. Evening Star, Issue 15689, 31 December 1914

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