WAR IN EUROPE.
CAPTURE OF' THE APPAM
UNITED STATES BOARD
New- York, February 2
Information from Virginia Btates that Captain Harrison, of tbe Appam, asserts that it was not the Moewe which put the crew aboard but an other German craft whose name be refused to disclose Tbe German crew rigged explosives aboard in such a fashion that they could destroy the ship at a moment's notice The United States Neutrality Board held that the Appam would be a prize, but later would! reconsider their decision AFRICAN BULLION Washington, February 2 Lieutenant Berg, commander of the prize crew of the Appam, bm a&ed tbe United States to consider tbo Appam as a fair war prize A close guard is being maintained The British Consul at New York announces that no submarine accom panied tbe Appam The whereabouts of tbe Moewe cannot be discovered
It is believed that; there was £500,000 of South African bullion on board APPAM DEMANDED Sir Geoil Spring Bice, British Ambassador, formally demanded tbe return of the Appam to her British owners under article 21 of the Hague Convention. It is probable the case will be re ferred to the United States Supreme Court It is understood that the Moewr escaped through the Kiel Canal in order to raid the British shipping TURKISH HEIR APPARENT COMMITS SUICIDE Constantinople. February 2 The Turkish heic apparent, Prince Yussouf committed suicide owing to illness by cutting arteries MARQUIB JOINS THE RANKS London, February 2 The Marquis of Bute has enlisted in the ranks MINERS' GIFTB The Yorkshire miners have been subscribing sixpence per week for fourteen weeks, £35,000, ior the purchase of motor ambulances. Tho South Wales miners are oontem plating a similar soheme jointly with the coal owners. Mr Norman Still, presiding at v shippers' meeting at' Liverpool, said that 1050 vessels had entered into tbo war risks scheme. Tbe Germans had destroyed 60,355 tons of shipping but we bad added 72,458 tons to our total. No ship bad been held a day in port because of the crew's refusa' to faoe tbe dangers of tbe deep SWEDISH TREACHERY bTOOEHOLsi, February 2 German warships in April captured a Swedish steamer named England The police have now discovered that one Ohisson, a Swedish merchant, was acting in concert with Meyer, a German buyer, and arranged the capture of the goods Ohisson and Meyer are being prosecuted for illegal export of prohibited goods
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WAR IN EUROPE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3519, 4 February 1916