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Publication of text of the interim Note dispatched on January 7 in reply to the Note from the American Government on the subject of contraband cargoes. The Times publishes an article on the rebellion in South Africa and the extent to which it was due to German instigation. A Berlin telegram states that the death sentence on Private Lonsdale, a prisoner of war, for striking a guard in a German camp, is commuted to 20 years’ imprisonment. Russia slowly advancing on East Prussia.