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BOON CAPTURED

MANY GERMAN PRISONERS

New York, February 9

j It is reported here that the Britiih cruiser Drake captured the German cruiser Boon after three hours' figh\ Two merchantmen reported tboy bad been seized. The British Embassy is nnable to verify tbe report. Advices from Bermuda, appearing in the "Now York Globe," circura itantially recount Captain Seagrave (commanding H.M S. Drake) and announced his intention when about to attack the Boon of avenging A Iroiral Craddook. with whom Le served.

Tbs British load eighteen men, but captured 32. officers and 719 men aboard the Boon, as well as two ac companyiog merchantmen. [H.M.S. Drake is a twin sore? cruiser, Ist otass, 14,100 tons, commissioned at Portsmouth on January IStb, 1903] EXPORT OP COTTON Cairo, February 9 The export of cotton to Switzerland is now permitted if consigned to a Swiss society wbioh undertakes supervision and control. BUBMABINE WARFARE Bomb, February 9 The Allied Seats' operations rou; <3 the Greek Islands have suppressed numerous provisioning stations f'r enemy submarines.

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BOON CAPTURED, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3521, 11 February 1916

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BOON CAPTURED Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3521, 11 February 1916

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