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icojcteibuted by the navy leagttb, Otaco Branch.] In our heart of hearts believing Victory crowns the just, i And tfiat braggarts must Surely bite the dnst. Press we to the rield unprievinr;. In. our heart ni hearts believma "i ctri c-ovvri IIR pi t Thomis J?4rtr>T W LMMtLLIGFM ( rStORMIir Whi th« Imneml Goic-nm rt tmni th hour *h»\ oerhred w u abugited then niscnm naton pow»r and dttt e l o the mo t incompetent m th '•elitio i elepatt r-ent rt Go-ernme it is one ot > things which the once famou-. it" now forgotten. Lord Dundrearv declared "no fellah can nidertnnd T" 1 it the W -<- Ofhet md t'" Mmrilti sh-)ti!a hue sitprcn i mo t ndi i ded couti i n the coudt ct of tl e \ n n U"d ->i d ta goc \vi bo t iviuc that, however, the same department' hj ah] be ine i i witn inulir power in what b-mld o- hmi'a m t be punted it Him» an 1 eitnei i 1 road about the w u t finite p-nother stirv. How this abrogation )i i kr 1 r J* i until ill tho noil I kious It las made In- md a ' uijm „ t t i jt In iioush eh kill ICelllltlll, id in tie cj nion o the il n Mr C u nihil u \ti it hi un mail n tne tr»et tut nut hj < ri icoi i ->\\ tt tin pit it m itiotiil ituition hat M M m'ev liieki i tei the >ol ntn C nti m i en t lu w t\ i evpi in it ii l in i ih \ , t i e i s' p th it wo lid hj tve 1 j t I 1 I lew t tbp (. ei ni i t t \ tut Pu it i N n Idvutti t in tanioi I lnitionrt ii pectli tut out pi Ji,i ti nn that ot tin inn "Mm t t Mr \ ipt tl and ulu ul ti allow the Pn i Nl /eilmd md Vu ti ilia t i nob hi u 1 i I tu ddia tt c oi th u tn op m tie I oi t ilthuu o ii net ivi kiio v i tt tn mn md woman and hov and cirl ivithin their bo del t i ' i ("it oi hj ii n v n e In hilt ° np Z it % < ' l^ ' , tn bit i' In " ft 1 \ i bn t i sa uple < t rm-t'od —TI i eVn 1 id I i e 1 in T' en ilov i , ut tie l w itt I t i rail mrc nord nt tie 1 hi t in i m 1 i d in mitted b eh it loinnil t) the P e L ti it v t i th i ult } wit 1 w - \\h"n Admin' 1 . ub dci a vm ii 1\ emu mn till ti i u\ nl inn v i Yiigot ha < ui tn i jnhii, th ie th t it be ti iri lu nu to tl I Hun n l'e—to th tnt u it i i t iH \ hj kt " hi t ilinrt qtnl tn —it i i i inii I in m i juarter j c-h it. on tlv tin nn more would be heard of the mat "i Tii \elmii utv it ii mm tn tt hut n ei d he i nl et r f hj tr ui t i n tl 1 II i 11 thing Ins et t m pned witu i girl t the rten tin i tb bond Hi, in lit ii tn d, übttd v rri u I th in it It t H m it mtetnit o nl i on pioi e British squadron had suffered a. German ii c e cape iri the r il ot the tv i ii n ii tli Piuh tell mil ttbt dh ui t < t u n„ cm e rt th" er tn i t thi Turks into the vvat I' liti n nv th ( n i n i itiiinii ti he Ltii tici gth ti" I nti n dm! ( mm to et ] —Hon t tn» 1 i i; e Frtidink, im inno mien ent n thi pi it the \dmiraltv t mav 1 c w 11 t t 'ort-h the sequence of events, together with. °rta n tacts which au lece ti V m a'l t i oaial text bo 1 s and to u ' i ' ideratior v hub an e in nt i ment. The Poinian \e * It tt M i i ) I m on lu«,i t 7 i ' ! I i i i 3 uu ion till veil M i ' Berlel- 1 ! Mi \ t tin ' mandpr i Ch m t' i t i i »rd on Vu- it i t'i v ' ihroutth ' i I i aie 1 e\ii 1 i I i i proied n i i i t t aken b\ ti i ti * t It be ni r> 1 it 'I \l 1 If 1 HI )rt, i ! I Br hj hj iti nnJer ti i t i , 1 i i in Cm \ , ( ' , l~h ii t , I or af r n i it to tne n b i s, , t Tielf t ii i t i t ii n i t »ii» ' ve ' i . (' ti > ma n 3 ' ill I it l ' I i 1 t t e r v i l-iv - i tl i ,i it n i i r i 1 \fi i ir il T mi I i ,1 ' | p I r i t < it ,t i \ ,i i u ■> i ir i WO t VI I I \ I , Si I I - f Ih u iiii li I t i ui ■" 11 il i 1 cot mi il 11111 l _ tWll 0111, k Km 1 1 1 lit 11 s hj I PtH) Vm 1)11 .nil v 1 or ill ' ti» - ip tm i r nu ' e x if |i ri l i oi I I hen foi h° i i _ ti ' i VI m al oi F ii Ait ii i tn" t 'oi id i)i ode i i c i i d i id in P r i i s ci n nu i c Tri " t i i r m! ti not Vt- 1 t v ~ ] i v t uue rr! tn"li V 1 I tn i li ip flor- n ii " u fit t , I s Ills fit IV 1 W 1 1 v i o 1 r i rv n u i t vr i it u in un p m nt t ihl ' c in il r i ' i i) t rr.'c'"t:on it? a sttiteipent fetting forth the J.atiir-" oi tin- ) i'ohL'in rU'.-crihed a:" —A Puerile Defence.— IWending Ms cetisnrship of an article in the 'Glob.-' newspaper, Stanlev Buck"it is ~1-iii: that to allow these vi-vi'ti "'ine.- i'wlnch were deleted] to .go throsigo wftiid (i;ab!e our enemies, if thty fic-ired. to make quotatiens from Y.v.'j.)iah y.-'t-u ;:i tieir J'reii. and to use the-" a,. -!a;e:ue>.ts of facts with ugurd to limner- now exi-iiug. It is qiiiie obvious that caiiuot be penniited. You eannot allow liiig'i.s-i newspaper:, to juiblish matt<"; v.-hi eh i ouhl be reproduced in Germany on trie ant horitv of the Knglish Press, ant! tnaitio ih,-1:■ :■• hj; eirculated in neutral countries. (,!■ ;n then- own country, as itattunems detrimental t<i ouiv." rf An.--tier: Nothing will prevent the enemy's )':e-s .'Voni misrepresenting arti-cle-t in u.-wsreip.. or i'e]iort.s of .speechi":;. Moil' tliaa oine I lie Gerinaii Press iiave eir, loatctl in ueiitral countries articles which vt'er- novi-i' published at all and .sreeeii-, - iviii. hj were tievei" cleiivei(>d. 'the cifvcii iii;>-.s .-;;) pro.-sed in the •(.'.lube' article reierr.-d io matters of admitted fact, which had uj-pcaiid in the form of letters or oi he, wise iii other newspapers, although not quit-; in -ei eiupliatic language. Comnii'iit : Ifow inuc'.t in liiood ;aul li ensure has official stupidity cost the liin-piu-V WHY TI.K NDIITFT SKA WAS C.LOSKI). Front Ui" of tho war tho ' lerniau ' naval ai.ith'iriti>>s resorted to the ini'isci'iiniuate laynig oi nsiiies in large riiptibors in the North -Sea. outside territorial ! : :nits. Tilt- mines vero laid upon th" trtole riitiics. without regard for tho eafety of p- act t'ul shippiug, and in lurther-iii-ee' eg vio tieiinitc inilitd>ry operation, their p-tupose beint: clearly to endanger trade with Great Britain. A- a result, a number of RviLisri ami rentta! merchant and fishing vessels had K-er- lost, as web is the Jives of matiy neutra! und Jioti-conibattint persons. 'J'h..& (hiverumein ikliherately i-.bstained —ah-.-t.lined entirely—from the use of mines curing tho Cist two months of tho war, outside British territorial waters, but eveninr.lly fc.und it- necessary to adopt eountor-mes-sures, in outer to cepo with tha ("JerEian policy. A minefield was therefore laid acros* the fautkern portion or tin? North S'ea, in such a way as to guard the approaches to the Fngli'sh Channel, and due public -warning v. as given, in accordance with The. Hague Convention. In the last week of October th* Germans succeeded in laying a minefield «ff the north coasfe of Ireland, on the rr.ain trade route from America to Liverpool via the north of Ireland. More peaceful merchant ships ivere blown up and lives lost. Tne menace to peaceful shipping pie-r-f-iAe<& by tW» "wiolly s!leg"al roethorfs of r. ivar iras so great that the Govern-rn'-ut had. been corapejled to declare the r»hole N"orth Sea a inijitiiry area, iud to

restiict all sliipiiir.vt crossing it to a narrow passage, along which the strictest supervision"could bo exercised. _ The Government wro fully aware ot the amxictv prevailing in tho L tuteel States and other neutral countries <m those subjects, and they trusted that then policy would be. fullv understood. Any interference by the lintum Navy was directed, not to British Hade o- to diminish the ti-idc "i : '"-.- fmign lOimt-i hu oh hj p nut-Oid tr in r""uhing tie onimv ihini u tl 11 hi.* power in Hip r r- ~ 1 j J itJ b aid illnd lor | THI Hl-Al IDI 111 SMTOT , In he o' 1 Sit lm « ,f } ,' , J ,1 s \ n s n I 1 n n hie M Ittert 170" 1 1 i 1 urni t> inn t i tin tot MOll O tilt \lllCl 1U 111 II '■*' X littlo ihime i hi it hj urn i pi "> " 1 ' bo t vhich rrnrl if t t " I T K 1 irt ii 1 ng"t un 1 Stakes teno to tilt. tin mil I Ii th inn ii t in nl i pi - i hi It i \rd a leise lom i ch int\ u' ! l l lot mnttrn ' n I i Nmll uid t a pr etin < rne lin'llli l 1 « " ° the sentiment j TV-nv it. who can 1 lot 1\( th oul of i i , -V id ui lu I ni "British d< i

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NAVAL NOTES, Issue 15698, 12 January 1915

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NAVAL NOTES Issue 15698, 12 January 1915

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