PRINCE EITEL FRIEDRICH.
London, April 11 The American authorities gave the Prince Eitel Priedrich an absolutely 3lear way through territorial waters by preventing the exit of belligerent ships for twenty four hours. The American battleship Alabama cruised outside with the decks cleared for action, - and orders to prevent at-all costs any violation of Americun neu trality. ; The German raider's captain banded to the Collector of Customs of the port, who had given notice to leave or intern, a note stating that he bad decided nob to deliver his crew and ship to certain destruction. In c message to the American people given to reporters, he said: "It makes me I sick to have to do this. My officers have said the ship's stores and supplies have been replenished, but it has been found impossible to obtain ammunition for our 8 inoh gune. New York, April 11. The Kronprinz Wilhelm has arrived in Hampton Roads. RUMOUR D NAVAL ENGAGEMENT. Christiana, April 11.. Tbe inhabitants of South Bergen Island dec a-e that three warships pursued Germans along the coast. There was a violent cannonade which 1 suddenly ceased. It is believed that tbe German ships foundered during the storm that was raging. London, April 11, DARDANELLES BOMBARDMENT. Tenedos, April 11, Warships approached the Gulf of Saroß, north of the Dardanelles commanding the Gailipoli Peninsula, and destroyed a Turkish battery. NAVAL BATTLE IN NORTH SEA London, April 11. Danish newspapers report that a naval fight took place off Sarfcoro Island on Wednesday night. GERMAN CRUISERS OUT. Copenhagen, April 11. The captain of the Nestfoss states that be passed fourteen German cruisers in the North Sea. Reports from Bergen state that the firing on Wednesday was very heavy, lasting for a considerable time It is rumoured that the engagement was due to cruisers trying to get into the Atlantic via tbe Norwegian coagt in order to replace the Emden as Emden as commerce raiders.
RUMOURS FROM BERGEN. Rumours of a North Sea battle continue to arrive from Copenhagen, and meesages are being delayed in transmission, One stated that firing was beard in the direotion of the Island of Utsire. A Bergen telegram states that a big battle lasted until late at night off Samose, four miles westward of Bergen Searchlights were aotive, and the gunfire caused windows in Bergen to rattle A BRUSSELS SCANDAL. PABIB. April 11. The Grand Hotel at Brussels, which was transformed into German headquarters, has been olo?ed in consequence of scandals cc ourring in it. A certain general, after an all night orgy, discovered that important documents had disappeared. Several officers oommitted suicide some days later. On another occasion after a midnight orgy a free flgbt with sabres and revolvers ensued owing to Bavarian offioers jeering at the scars on Prussian faces. Five offioers were killed and several were injured.
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PRINCE EITEL FRIEDRICH., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3414, 13 April 1915