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—Celestial 'Ti Po Lieh Li.'— Writing to The Globe from Tientsin. China, on January 20. Mr. M. S. Fvffs says: —Enclosed is a cutting from to-day's Pe king and Tientsin Times, giving a Chinese version of the chorus of 'Tip- perary.' I have had a trans lation made by a Chinaman who had no knowledge of the original words, which shows how closely the idea of the son^ has been followed. It will be observed, also, that the metre is well preserved in tlie Chinese version. People at home, I believe, have been 'Tipperaried' until they are sick of it. eo it will be interesting to see what effect this version wili produce:— This road is far from Ti po lieh li. We must walk for many days, This road is far from Ti po lieh li, I want to see my lovely girl, To meet again in Pi ko ti }i. To see again Lei ssu Kwei'rh. This road is far from Ti po lieh li. But my heart is already in that place. 'Tinperary' is said to have found its way to Denmark, and to be 'whistled all da.v long bv tie street gamins (of Copenhagen), fiddled in the restaurants and cafes, strummpd and sung in the music halls, one sterfaed at every dance, and printedon post cards. Tho Danish title of the insistent ditty is Ter er lang-lang vej til Tipnerarv' —which doea not sound at all unlike, the original. All the regimental bands, it is stated, have added the tune to their reper toires, and the music shops are doing a roaring trade with it. —The Australians Abroad.— I understand various reports have al- ready reached the front as to what the Australians are like (says a Tasmanian writer). Some of these are what Artemus Ward would have termed ''pecooliar.'' One is to the effect that Australians are all daring horseman of the Broncho Bill type; another says that all Australians are huge fellows, well over 6 ft. in height, and very fierce, the ''Tasmanian Devils'' being the fiercest of the lot. Reminds me of the tales that went about at the time of the South African war. 'Which are the Austra- lians?' an English officer asked an Irish corporal, as he cast his eyes in the direc- tion of a number of men exercising. ''Tis   the Australians you're looking for?'' the corporal replied. ''Well, I dunno for shure, but I belave 'tis thim chaps beyant there wid the kangaroo feathers in their hats.'' —'Peace in .May. 1916.' — One of the special Continental correspon dents of the Exchange Telegraph Company states that Herr Bailin, the general mana ger of the Hambura-Amerika line (which is at present lying idle), in tlie course of a conversation with a merchant from a neutral country, recently expressed the view that the war would not be finished before the spring of 1916. Herr BaUin was rather precise, as he gave the month of May as likely to bring a peace declara tion. — Orehardiste Instructed.— A Tasmanian writer has issued what he calls a bint to orchardiists. 'An American he '.th authority has declared,' he writes, 'tLat apples are good for dispelling bad temper. A course of apples will dispel tem per as the sun clears away a summer shower. Here's a straight tip for our appJe producers. Why not take a leaf out of the book of the patent medicine boomster, and circulate literature of this descrip tion:— 'For the liver in spring, or any other old time— Try Stunners.' 'Should you feel your angry passions rising, eat Jonathans.' 'Banish bile and dull care by eating New Yorks.' 'If you've the bloomin' hump, re move it by taking a course of Ribstones.' 'What's the use of getting your bally hair off when you may keep it on by eating Ccx's Orange Pippins.' These few sugges tions—offered gratis— if carried out would, I feel certain, create a brisk demand for apples in quarters where the fruit is sel dom eaten at the present time-' —Navy List Suspended.— For the first time for a hundred years the navy list, so far as the public are con cerned, has ceased publication. The Febru ary issue has been prepared as usual, but its circulation has been strictly confined to official quarters. Messrs. \Vyman' and Sons imormed a representative of The Pall MaD Gazette that no information was available with regard to future issues, but the navy list would not be available to the public until further orders. —Vote With a Mind of 'Your Own!— The following was written by a little girl ('P. B. C'). with a 'mind of her own':— There are many things in this world we -sa't get, Though our neighbours have got them galore; But God gave us all a mind of our own In which all our knowledge to store. When e'er we've the choice, let us alwaj-s take note Of the seed that has to be £own. Would you cut off your head if another man raid? Or have you a mind of your own! Next ' time you're given the honour to vote Don't let your mind be downtrod. It matteis not if you're loyal to your ehnreh. As long as you're loyal to your God. Will eome of our readers venture to ask— 'Who'a sending this little word homcf' It's only a girl, sot five feet in height, But she's got a mind of her own! There was trouble in a northern Tasma nian newspaper office one day recently. A report oi a concert included the notification that 'Miss Blank's flat-like notes were heard in Tosti's 'Good-bye.' ' An em barraesed reporter did his utmost to ex plain the fact that he had written 'flute- Eke.' but an angry warbler refused to be pacified. * ' ?