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j SYDNEY, January 13. j The Chamber of Commerce held a, reI ceptioii in honor of the members of the I Japanese Commercial Delegation. 'l.lntt, ! visitors urged that, the war'opened an. ani jo-ecetleut-esl opportunity for inci-easin<i trade between 'AiL-tralia and Japan. In the past Japan had fax-ed Emropean competition; that iras now removed. Japan offered a great market- for Australian products, are! aide to manufacture auy-t-hiiiK that. Australia would ahfiorb._ Some of her manufactures -would not ha in competition with English, goods, which were of ti. different class. Th« Japanese Consul added that Australia and Japan must help, trust, and rely upon each other. -SOMEBODY TO FACE THE MUSIC. In the London 'Daily Chronicle' of ■November 18 occurs this remarkable announcement in connection with the music intended for the burial service at Lord Roberts's funeral : " We believe that Jesus died, to music composed by Sir John Goss for the burial of the Duke of Wellington." It -would bo hard to name the. music that the ' Chronicle's comp. ivill die to. But (says Albert TJorrington) it is certain that someone in the office will he speedily interned.

THE REMUERA'S TRAP. INTERESTIXU EXPERIENCES. Tin' Remuera arrived at \ Vol ling ton. yesterday from London via Capo Towir and ilobart. The six-weeks' trip was full of incident from titiirt to finish. and the passengers, of whom theie were. elofie upon 600, tumid any amount oi things to interest them. The liner left Craver-end on .November 27, and anchored iii tho Thames for the night, as it is deemed dangerous for vessels to proceed to sea, in .the darkness, owing to the possibility of submarine attacks. The next morning the passangers found a , big French ivar vessel hovering close by, and with nor as convoy she proceeded down channel. Manv interesting sights wer« to bo wen. Warships of Hie Allies were continually bobbing up on the horizon, and frequently the French convoy ship would cdip away in front, consult with the unknown ones, and return to her viyii dose by the New Zea-land-bound, liner. liut the chief danger in that part of the passage was from mines. The. Channel, according to the liemuera's otiic'-it-. is a highly dangerous navigation' ground juist now. The Germans have lei inos" mince, from all points, and, within astonishingly accurate knowledge of the cm rent.-, the. enemy lias laid himself out 10 make, matters as unpleasant as possible for Btitteh shipping. So risky ■ s if that no merchantman is allowed to proceed through the Channel, and, indeed, a fair way out into the Atlantic, without the accompaniment of mine .-weepers. Two of the-r.e boats, formerly fishing trawlers, went ahead of the, Kemuera for nearly two days, ."weeping clear the pathway for the liner. Necessarily this part of the voyage was undertaken tslowly, and the whip's company spent a most anxious time. After getting mto the Bay of Discay, however, the dangers of war passed tor the lime itcing, and the voyage was resumed under ordinary conditioui?. A new danger presents i tee If nowadays, however, on the African coast. Usually vessel.-; comiii'T out to New Zealand by the, direct route keen fairly close in. but Captain Orcenstrect took his ship by a. longer couise out to sea, in fact, safely out of range of any enemy thip, whicli •might be hugging Ilia coast. The explanation of this action is that in this region there are several small German gunboats, of no particular speed or power, bur with one or two guns, by which they could send a merchantman easijy enough to the bottom. These vessels are of such construction that they cannot go far from land, but they are on a constant watch for tiaders, and it ir, understood that two or three French and Portuguese vessels have fallen victims to these prowlers, ('ape Town was reached on December 19, and the voyage from that point to Ilobart was an historical one, in that Captain Greenstreet, took the vessel the farthest south yet touched by any passenger ship. Fie did this to save" time, for the. bigger sweep towaids the Antarctic a ship takes. * trail ;re as it may the .shorter iti the distance be', ween Cape Town and the Tasmania!! pent. On December 30 la.-t the Uemtiera was • farthest south." S.ho touched 50eleg south of the- line. That eveninn a huge iceberg was sighted, and »h< pt i<n K e s ini leu id d with an ig mfii cut |)(lnk Ih< c-nip is th nin . p tf u 1\ i pe m u utt > i utu ilh oi tin tun., ii hj ith i m Ihe \ o ittu i wi- )1 I ' i b( ititituiK ti i lh< i \t d u i 'nd bn_, wis i_l Ui 1 and tin Jim n • r « is i If ul iH 1 to k 10 ml - In, \hil< tin Hi »i n r >t tli pic m. i ni o ht w i til) i- (uin tl di n Ih-v i s fiu tmi lien the -m n gom_ I i >u hj »ui mott n*'te *ed in tn |i< rtdim nfl In pi* i- w i n id 1 1 "I 1 v fne tlnei < rcf iIK txplmnn. b\ ihul md Othm 11 "Tilt th l i n 'i thi i\ ot n i\ lop' f n ( 1 I MVN ~ PI \\ T OT~ M I/1M ( \\ VD V It l unrli l to d th it tl o ( ei man tin igaiu t 0m lei wt mot mj, mou in I cluboiite i\ the Ott iwa I \ eninj, 1 l * Pies rt DrcemVi 2 rhoH vho di ,u ed it tf ik into c m id i dion the < u t mot mil in., pil„iimue to st \ni e df I i upre \uthoiilH now supeet tint the (oiuictc t und vtion built tn tli i hud ot Oili m b\ -l (tilini i m urn! K tmei ot un rite blxl and the Uc < r ulh ind hi t% gun whih ( un in mm iu„ pi tine men uf tnoi Jit t< hj \ hi l icn time hj t summei w l to ni\ e been in uh u i ot in i uin so tt icl b\ ( u mm \miLiiin \\'i hid been tumid ii tin < ruinii linn lhrii n h Hi of thf de tu! hj i\e nt I ten rt t inn d l l und Hi id th it tlif t ei min tit mill hid d mini t> dirfit tticn fitfit un t t m id i is (ion i tl e\ hid itnduid the VI 1 t he mle lis ti ihj ci s \oi In i i L mice th tut u t who iietar d th rrioiinrl ti ( mun " i t uu t tin ' oild ii el lu li id ,i»i foundation built I 1 toi leg Vi twup 1 in l - tnd Idm ' bui„h i n hided tli it Diicbct touhl It mi t e il\ t k u and i !< tholJ b m eel in C nneh at the tiopct tunc a in pn e flu led nit b hid if ti nn d l in who we i' ' 1 end hj it < Hie be i mil I tl gui "i I i Jim t i i he hj si imi mil who would hue! arms waiting for them there." "THF WOMAN" PAYS." It was in front, of the little French church in Soho. London. The two little girls playing on the sidewalk were ignorant of the fn. t that their father lav dead somewhere on the banks of the' Oise. Their mother was just coining from church. Gaunt in Mature, looking old despite her youth, her black dress but emphasising the. pallor of her face, she stooped to ki-s the children. "Did veil get a, letter from papa?" asked the blue-eyed Louise. "Yes, ma chenr." replied the mother her voice hardlv audible. "When will we see him?" "When we get to France, fherie.'' "Will it be soon?" " Very soon." "Then why do you cry always?" For an answer the-, woman picked them both up, pre.-.-cd them to her breast, and said : " F cry because . . ." A rising sob stopped her. but in a moment she was smiling in response, to the children's caresses. "i on see, 1 don't' oiy any more The women ed* France, gentlemen! A FAII-ItF.ACHI.NG .SCI IKM li. The London correspondent of the ' Mercantile Gazette' states that one of the -greatest ditticultie- cau.-ed by the war haI.ieen the cessation of German imports of dycstutfs and color-, on which British textile tiaders and other, important imuistriearc dependent. The shortage became .-o serious that the Government intervened with practical .-ugge-tions for developing our present sources of supply, and al-o for encouraging the permanent manufacture of dye-tulV- and color- in the Cnited Kingdom on a large scale, -o as to guard against any recurrence of the present eliiiiculty. Uepresentati ves of the leading manufacturers have been in consultation with the Board of Trade, and the upshot is a national scheme to make Ui-iti-ii colorusing industries independent of the foreigner in future. A very big company is to bs formed, with a large canital. of which the bulk will be subscribed by the consumer-; of dye-tuffs and colors and others interested, the Government being willing, conditionally on this being done, to subscribe a certain proportion of the capital, and to guarantee the interest on a large debenture is.-uo for a term of years. The Government have made arrangements to acquire important dyeproducing works in Kuglund for the purposes of the new company, ami are prepared to secure any other concern which the new company may desire to acquiie. It is a sine qua non that the control of the company must be British, and that other branches of the chemical trade shall not be unduly encroached upon. The offer has been, accepted by the parties interested, and so n new industry is about to be started. . TYPICAL AMERICANS. The. American Ambassador in London has been advertising for the whereabouts of missing Americans in Europe. Hero arc some of the missing Americans : "Carl Sinister, Mr and Mrs Jacob Van de Goltz, Herman Schneider, Max Kleiner, Mr and Mrs Kreutzer, and Adolf Cluck.'' Our kitismcri across the seas!

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TRADE RELAVTIONS WITH JAPAN., Issue 15700, 14 January 1915

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TRADE RELAVTIONS WITH JAPAN. Issue 15700, 14 January 1915

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