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I! RIT AIX' S (.' ON"C E S SlO XS. WASHIXGTOX, Jatiuary 8. Sir C. -V. Spring- It ice. has notified Mr Bryan of a, partial settlement of the. questions of contraband arising iu the. American Xote. An agreement, is now completed for shipment without molestation of stores from tho United States to j Holland and Italy. Arrangements are | pending v.-iierchy shipments of copper may i be similarly treated. i AX OBVIOUS MOVE. i _ _ LON'DOX, January 8. ' T:ie Times's' Waeliingtou correspondent, states that. German p ?;pa.gandists are intriguing to ge.t, (.'ongress to'i'orbid the export ot war supplies to the Allies, and get tho Government io purchase, interned steamers, and, ;.bove alt, are seeking to create Anglo-American tension over the problems confronting tho two nations. j AM ERIC AX TRADE. LOXDOX, January 8. The Treasury announces that, in view <>f the exchange between Britain and the United States being now normal, it is unnecessary for the two Governments to devise a plan to adjust", balances. ADVERTISEMENT. (London ' Tiuws ' and Sydney ' Sun ' Services.) LOXDOX, January 7. ."Miiss Feme Rogers, an American actress placing tin; title role iu 'Tho Sleeping Beauty' at the. Drury Lane Theatre, has. resegn-'d because, she entertains enthusiastic pro-German sentiments.


THE POPE'S PROTEST. iLordon Tittf-s and Sydney Sun Services) I'fM'ON liniiiv , Ih j ! 1 i J ) t r 1 t , the En ii i I I t i r lii 1/ lom f ii d |1 > t i ' I 1 I i ill In tt in <imu il i an in t t L arrhi tl Mt i icr \ 1 I I \ IFD DIM VI Lot I ELD AM, Jantiaiy S. 'I i \ Ciuieut' . inphatully de 1 i -> th J f i \L it i«r or othet .nvr b(, ,ie-.5; ( (!..i nt.n tiatihnl. The \ti'»uii c-' i\ " thiotigh ,i im sisen- », t ini louigh ti<' nitotination that ( u.l r l \[ r-ir did not otheaate r.t, \nt - i'p 'iiing tbiT tuo fcontiii~ in'ti' ('tl' the \i( hiepi-ropal Pahuo. | PRo- r RIBED. AMSTERDAM, January 8. Cardinal Merriet's pastoral ia still lead in ,;-,•■ pulpits at Malines. altbnugb it is jirohibit.-.-d .-bewiier". T<-n thousand copies b-.'e; circulated in the diocese. CLUB LIFE SUSTAINS A BLOW. LOXDOX. January 7. Great Loudon clubs are feeling the effeeis ~f ti:e war. There have been many re-ignat inns and few elections, and the stati's have «Tili.--trd. Tho financial pressure is severe. ONCE MORE. • PARIS. January 8. Pre si dent Poineare has signed a decree prohibiting the sale of absinthe and similar drinks. THE ALTLX QUESTION. ERKMAXTLE, January 8. A? the i, tli |t of tho Lumpers' TJnion's refusal to worl; with naturalised Germans, n. nunili"!' of men and their families are in a pitiable plight. One has been 46 years iu Australia, and helped to form the original Melbourne "Wharf Lrtborere' Union.*" Aim!her has two pons in the cadet forces, and a third is with the troops in Egypt. Most, of the men are r.nable io get, work, and the Government refufio to intern them in tho prisoners' camp because they ?-re. naturalised.


APPEAL BY LADY LIVERPOOL, Lady Liverpool makes the following appeal to the public : I have boon told that somo extra oilskins would be gladly appreciated on H.M.S. New Zealand at this strenuous time. I feel that perhaps somo of those people who retain pleasant recollections of the visit of H.M.S. Jjew Zealand to these, waters and of the happy hours spent on board her may 1 Ike to heh>, and the oilskins would bo sent as New Year gifts. I propose,

therefore, tn start a collection in halfcrowns, so that nil who want may help. .About six half-crowns will buy one oilskin. I will acknowledge all*■contributions sent to mo, and on January 23 the list will lie closed and th<> money cabled to Captain Kalsey. In conclnsinii. may I ask that all envelopes containing romitta.uces for the above-mentioned ob-jec-t bo marked "IT.M.S. New Zealand Fund " across tlie top left hand corner. (Signed) Axxrrrn: Li viinrooi..


The lion, treasurers of the Olago Patriotic and General Welfare Association acknowledge the receipt of the following donations to the fund : Previously acknowledged £25*0115 17 11 t'ar staff, N.Z. Railways (ikli contribution) ... a and i; 1 14 T. Helson i. 0 18 "11.A."13." ... _ ... b 10 0 0 Proceeds sale niu<- wethers on account J. D. Calder, Ratanui b 9 18 0 Proceeds sale 17 pigs on a.'iount J. W. Timniius, Katea p. 3 11 0 C. W. Hay A and is 22 0 Woodside concert ... A and n .10 0 0 ".1.K." n 10 0 0 Dunediu letter-carriers ... c 3 13 0 Church collections. .December. 101.4 a 147 1 8 Church collections. December, 1914 ' ii 165 4 0 £23,440 4 0 A Denotes Creat Britain and Ireland fund: P. denotes Bilgiiuu relief iiiiu'i; c denotes local relief. I ! KAISER'S STUDIED iXsUET. A striking instance of tho Kaiser's .studied insult to England immediately before i-ho declaration of war is furnished in a letter sent to Germany by a naval reservist- named J|. Orifliths. He writes : --"Just before the outbreak of war 1 was serein- us A. 15. on the Jloyal Mail steamship Arcadia, on her Norwegian yachting cruises from Grimsby. On tho way to Xorway wc wcro to id wo should meet the Kaiser's yacht on the followin..,' day, and wo were to salute it. Elaborate preparations were, made, tor the occasion. The day arrived, and we steamed into the harbor. There lay tho Kaiser's yacht, with a. mival escort, in all its dory. 1 myself" was duty bugler that day, the ship's bugler being unwell. The National Anthem was played, our ship was fully dressed, and rockets, were, fired; but tho .Kaiser, who was on the quarterdeck of ins yacht, deliberately turned his back to our ship. .A few hours later w<ks was declared. The Royal yacht and escort weighed anchor, and left "for Germany."


Way, way for tho Hodden Grey, For the fiery cross burns red. Thro' London town borne up and down, Tho ancient spell has sped. O'er hill arid dale each warlike Gael It called io meet (he foe. And spirit feet on (he London street, March with us as we. go. Way, way for the Hodden Grey, I Tor the lads from o'er tho Forth, I?L-ot»3. Twstd 'J.t\d T..vy -a.v.d Cl\<s *sUv.-r-s Sp.-.v. The shieling in tho North. Some ne'er have seen Die heather green On hill or Highland ben. But the spirit's there to do or dare, That led our Highland men. Way, way for the Hodden Grey, For wo fear no foreign foe.. Our grandsires bold as in days of old March with us as wo go. For Scotland's might,, for .Britain's right, We march to win the day; And the foo shall shout, 'mid battle rout; "Way for the Hodden Grey!" WiLFRim LouiiAiNi: Anckorn. A SINGSONG OF ENGLAND. O Kuginnd is an island. The fairest, ever seen: They say men come to England To learn that, grass is green. And Englishmen are now at war. All for this, ihe.v say : That they are free, and other men i Must be as free as. they. I The Englishmen are shepherds. They plough, and sow, and reap; Their King may wear his leopards, His men must, run their sleep. But now thi crook and reaping-hook, ' The coulter and the fieve Are thrown aside; they take the rrun That, other men may live. Some Englishmen are fishermen, And other some are miners, And other? man the shipping yards And build the. ocean liners; But. one and all will down (onls And up with gun and swnrd To make a stand for Freedom Against the War Lord. The pretty girls of Enghni'l Are hu.sbanditur their charms, not a girl ot" them but has A sweetheart under arm-. ; But. not a girl of all the lloek Would rail across the waves Her sweetheart, to her kindness While other men are slaves. There's been an English kin.qoom For twice a thousand years; E'er men have plongh'd and reap'd it Thro' merriment- and tents. But. never a twenty year has passed Without, some stroke's hi en <tiveu ; For Freedom: and Die land is free i As any under heaven. j The Koman and the .Spaniard, '['ho Corsican. have tried Their worst, and now the German Must, perish in his pride. 11.- niiiv bum and thieve and slaughter. De liiav scold and storm and pray; But. we shall fight, till even hi, j Stand up free men some day. j When ho is free, of Germany, j And Germany of luui, , There'll be a, chance for plain men To c-ct old Europe, trim. Then on, von sfttnlv English hands, And keep the. c.o'ors flyimr, Aral we'll not gnuEe your blessed b.ood If Tvrannv's a-dying. M.u-ntet- Hr.wi.prt'T. _____ MISCEBEAXEOCS. j Lieutenant Quiike. woo wa<s hll'ed ill | action recently, was. a. griiudsovi ot Miel late Mr A. S. (oilins-, of Nelson. i.teu- j tenant Quiche was born iu Ka.ikoura. j Marlborough, and was 27 years of age. , Ho succeeded as heir v> the St. Ayr j Estate in Devonshire. | According to a, '[{cuter me-s.v.e pub- j ii-she-d in'tiro 'Cape Times.' a Paris report, apparently emanating from a g'«'d | military source, i- current !•• the efleet that an ..mcer of the German General Staff a.t Head'iiia.rt,U's became insane upon the Emperor upbraiding him for a tactical | error during the battle of Flanders. and violently assaulted the Kaiser with a drawn sword. The ofleer was overpowered and forcibly removed, hurling frightful enithct? at the Emperor, who was considerably shaken by the affair.

A Milan message to the, ' Daily Cbro nick-,' published*" in the 'Xew_ \ovk Times' of December o runs: —Terrible iu its realism is the story which Monsignor Joseph Sebastian 'r'elczar. Arclibishop of Przemvs-I, had to tell of the state iu which, he h-tt the be!ea-,'ju<-red city. This narrative, which he told when he halted here on his journey to the Vatican, more than confirms the great, tidings of the happenings at Pr/.emysl. already told.

"Would to God." exclaimed the ' An-h----bishop, ■•my cathedra! <-ily miu'ht be spared the homu* of inva.-ion, Iml i feel 1 can liupt' m> longer. Our garrison ha* resisted with heroic .stubbornness, but the Russians outnumber' them two to one. I pot away only after long, wearisome wanderings aen>;s the Jinssian lines. The -Muscovites had then already captured several of the outer ring of forts, besides other important vantage ground, and had hemmed round the whole fortress in a circle of steel. When 1 left, l'rzeniysl indescribable desolation reijrned there. The houses, palaces, and public buildinys were reduced to dust heaps. Despite severe measures taken by the authorities, brigand bauds prowled tho ruins and pillaged such of the civil population as still remained. A never-ending procession of caravans traversed the streets, which were ehockful of wounded and dyinir. Tho hospitals wore overcrowded, and the injured were laid in rows in the churches."

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THE RIGHT OF SEARCH., Issue 15696, 9 January 1915

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