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RECRUITING MEETING.

A mwting wras held at Port Chalmers yesterday evening of the executive of the lielgiau Committee, who decided not to disband untii the war was over, in order vhat they m:i:ht be able to help in all local matters out of th« vat-. Mr J. MT.aehlan presided over a-.veil-attended meetim:. vhi'di included the Mayor and s evera! coum iilnrs. The business before the meeting "as the forthcoming recrnitiiu meeting at Port. Chalmers nest Monday evening. The rommitre;. decided to co-op-unt e with the 'lieeruitiug Committee, and do all in their [lower t" make the meeting it success. Surgeon-captain l'.ori'ie mentioned the disability 'if recrirts ha.viiic to wait, after etili«ting. ii. some rases fit several weeks before '_'o-it' into .■n! np. At tot- discussion lit was M-njvr.l ~, ask the Minister of I")e- ---! fence wh-lher it would he piaet icable to ! semi re<-ii:;t.» initneciiately on being accepted to ihe batteries for preliininary ■ instruction ui'tii .-nch time a* they are split to camp. This would obviate the tompl.-ui:H-of. delay that had taken place between the rime a recruit was accepted j until lie was sent to camp. It. was stated | tint about 60 reeruus hod already gone ! i'rorr I'oj t Chalmeis. ar.d that more were : The niet-tiier on Monday evening proI mises to ho a veiy ;,itraetive tra'.horhig. A j good preen amine '- lieiug and everything nnssib'o is being done to ensure tht 4 success of a notable meeting. sin a. cttXAX nnvi.K and thf. Kl'iM.Vi.VlA MAUI. IXCIDKXT. In view of t-he fact thai the Canadian Government now have definite evidence that the Kon again Mam and lio cargo of | Sikhs was .-cut by the German Oovern- | men! to annoy Caujda. it is interesting to ! recall that Sir Aitlmr Cotuin Doyle put j forward that theory lout: months ago in j th.- 'J)ai!v Chronule.' ! In an "article on ' The Great Herman j Plot.' published on September 26. he said: ' " P>ut tlete is another mailer which will ; insist on coming hack into one's thoughts ! when one r"\i.\\s the "vents which pre- ! ceded the war. I was in Canada in June. land the (vnutn was much disturbed bv ! the fact that ii shipload of Hindus had | arrived at Yaiaouver. and had endeavored ■ to land in the fare of the anti-Asiatic im- | mitral ion lavs, it struck mo. at the time j as a most r.-uia; rdinnry incident, for these Indians were not the usual Bengali ; pedlars, but wer,. Sikhs of a. proud and martial race. 'What could he their object in enrloavorinji to hand in Canada, when ! the climate of that country would make it impossible for them to settle in it? It was a most unnatural incident, and yet a most painful one. for the British Government were placed in the terrible dilemma of either supportim.' Canada acainst India or India against Canada. Could anything be better calculated to start, an agitation in one country or the. other? The. thing was inexplicable at the time, but now one ■would v-isn to know who paid .for that fillip and engineered the, whole undertaking. I believe it was one more more on Germany's world-wide board."

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RECRUITING MEETING., Issue 15704, 19 January 1915

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RECRUITING MEETING. Issue 15704, 19 January 1915

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