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GERMANS PERFIDY.

POISONED WELLS LONDON, May 5 The Colonial Oflloo, in a communique, states that when Swakopmund was occupied on January lltb, it was discovered that six wells had boon poisoned with arsenical cattle dip. Dags full of poison were found at the wells.

General Botha addressed Franke, the Ger< mon commander, pointing out that this was B breach of Article 25 of ihe Hague Convention, and i£ tbia practioe were persisted in he (General Botha) would hold the Gorman officers responsible, and would employ reprisals. Frank replied that ealt had proved in-effec live, and tnerefore ho had used more effec tive methods to compel the enemy to carry water. General Botha replied repeating his intention to hold the oflicer commanding respon siblo. Mr Hafeourt adds since then the Germans have systematically poisoned wells, The patrol at Jabid was also instructed to thoroughly infect the Idamine with disease.

i flurpm animals largely predominating. The demand was a shade better, especially ii the case of weanera. Quotations are :— best stores 28s tn 32s Medium atorea 18s to 27b Small Btores 12s to 17s Weaners 2a Gd to 6g x a el sQrts to Us

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GERMANS PERFIDY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3457, 7 May 1915

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GERMANS PERFIDY. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3457, 7 May 1915

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