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1400 LIVES LOST.

London, Sept. 23 The 3610 tons Netherlands steamer 'Flore's has- landed 387' survivors from the disaster to the elude a few wounded and one dead. Survivors state tbat the Aboukir %asl hit in several places about 6 and disappeared'in five minutes' r 4im,el The others apparently thinking- that ghe had struck a .mine, rushed to her 'i^s'Bis l ta■^oe.'■■■:''-"Th i after lowering her .bdats, wa,s hit->and soon sank. ,The.Cressy reported seeing two sub-.maaines,-but was torpedoed after she had- wirelessed her,m%ssage, and sank at eight o'clock. "*" '

Thirty, uninjured officers ;have been landed at Harwich', A :■■lt is believed* that 700 out of. 2250 men on board have been saved. -A,:

Captain Nicholson, bf theiHogue, served as a midsfripman on -the Ual liope, which earned distinction by steaming from Apia in the famous hurricane of ?1889, her feat being attributed to 'British seamanship and Westport coal.*

All spectators agree that the Cressy was firing as she sank, andHbat her gun 3 sent two submarines to the bottom. . This, however, is not confirmed officialy.

It is stated that British destroyers appeared as the Flbrea was getting ready to steam away.- ' . ' London, Sept. 23. Reuters Yuiden (Holland), correspondent states that the British survivors are clad in all manner of'clotbes, Some were wearing Dutch soldiers'; khaki jackets. The cruisers'crews were largely reservists from Chatham. '" *- s Captain Onwehand, of the Flores, saw only the Cressy. He, at first,, knew nothing of what had happened, he^jSaw-her. suddenly heei and go "down, aria thereupon lowered the boat? of the Flores, which picked lip survi-'] vora who were found clinging- to rafts and ; timber. '.'■"," .; A . ..• ~ <-, \

..;. Seve/al Ehgljsh sailing boats are bringing survivors ts Omuiden. v--; '■'-■ Amsterdam, September 23 A Dutch steamer has 'landed 18 wounded and, 5, dead-from the sunken cruisers. She ha.d on board originally 114 suvivors, but transferred "the others to British torpedo boats.

- ! Tbe ; disaster■■•is Asaid to hare oc curred ■ ; ai: 7-80 o'clock on Tuesday morning. ' !> ' ''- ANOTHER BOAT SUNK. Fkeemanxle, September 23. Passengers by the Rargo report that the City of Lincoln was sunir off Penang by a German cruiser. The passengßra w-ero given twenty-five minutes' to leave the ship They jpeporjfc ;a gx&ye of affairs at Sin"'gapoj;"fi, vthfiv'd all the tin mines have beenjjjlosed, and ala& in Java where papeemoney is^useless. I FANNING ISIiANDBTAFF SAFE,

Sydnsy, Sedtember 24. The' Facific Cable Board reports that the Fanning Island cable etation staff ia safe,

For Chronic Chest Complaints, Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, 1/6, 2/6

REINFORCEMNETS IN CAMP. ;■ "-,. Ohristchukch, September 24

The reinforcements in Acamp? at Sockburn, except those required for the home base,..have l . been granted leave till October sth, when they wilt cancentrate and be despatched to. Wellington to go into oamp.-Jttj Trentham.

For some weeks past,, the,- local military authorities have been taking the names of all applicants for service with tbe reinforcements, and these, will shortly be communicated ' with with a view ,to enrolment BELGIAN RESERVISTS: I.Mr ■ C.*, J. Ward (of the firm of, Einsey & Co, Ltd.), Acting Consul for Belgium at Christchurcb, has received the following advice from the Consul General in Sydney,:-" I beg to advise that the French Minister, for War authorises at his expense the repatriation by requisition on French mail boats of allßeJgian reservists. In consequence, and for all Belgian reservists are tc present themselves without delay at the Belgian Consulate, 14, Castle reagh street, Sydney, N.S.W.,- with their papers of identification. Tbt next boat of the Messageries Maritime line is due to leave Sydney for Mar seilles early in October. Should an] reservists apply at your Consulate tc return to Belgium under these con ditions, their expenses lo Sydney must be borne by themselves." MOVEMENTS OF FLEET.

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1400 LIVES LOST., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3441, 25 September 1914

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1400 LIVES LOST. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3441, 25 September 1914

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