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MURDER MOST FOUL.

ANOTHER HOSPITAL SHIP TORPEDOED 150 PATIENTS KILLED AN AUSTRALIAN-OWNED VESSEL London, August 5. A hospital ship has been torpedoed. A hundred and fifty patients were killed.— Aus.-N.Z. Cable Assn. New York, August 5. The torpedoed hospital ehip was the Wnrildn (7713 tons, oinicd by the Adelaide Steamship Company). A'hundred and twenty-three lives wore lost.—Ane.JJ.Z. Cable Aesn.

THE ADMIRALTY'S REPORT (Reo. August 6-7, midnight.) London, August 5. The Admiralty reports: "The home-ward-bound ambulance transport Warilda was torpedoed and eunfc on August 3. Ono hundred and twenty-threo nro jnissing, including sevon of the crew." "Two British destroyers were mined and sunk on August 2. Ninety-eevwi woro lost."—Aus.-N.Z. Cablo Assn.Router. EIGHT HUNDRED PATIENTS ON BOARD ONE OP THE WORST GERMAN OUTRAGES. (Rec, August 6, 7.45 p.m.) 1 London, August 5. The transport Warilda was carrying eight hundred enacs (many of them cot ciises) to England. She was torpedoed shortly after midnight. It is feared that OTer a hundred were drowned. Details of the occurrence showi that the attack on tho Warilda ranks among the worst of the German outrages, A. Urge proportion of those on board were cot cases. Tho 6hip was attacked in mid-Channel early on Saturday morning, ii black darkness. By the greatest o£ good luck tho Warilda kopt afloat'long enough to allow tho great majority to be transferred to the lifeboats, and later to destroyers, which came promptly on the scene. The submarine's torpedo wiped out one ward. ; The latest reports state that between ninety and a hundred were drowned in tho oye ward, owing to tho inrueh of water and tho ship listing _ eeriouely. Rescue work was smartly earned out.

A member of tlio crew states' that nearly all wero asleep below. Tho force of the explosion ehipefied for a moment tho crew on deck, but, nevertheless, nil : went quickly to .their stations. The worst feature nt' tho outset was o that ■> none know whether the ship would eiak immediately. Evetyono did what they could for the helpless eoldiere.; The voseel floated nbout two hours. The eurvivors.aro not sure whether the Warilda was twice torpedoed. Three of tho en- : gino-rooin staff, including tho third engineer (Milne), and four stewards are A ', missing.—Aus.-N.Z. Cablo Assn.

Here is Germany's black record of, attacks on hospital ships:— February, 1915.—Unsuccessful attempt to torpedo the Asturias in tho English Channel.

March 30, 1916—Portugal torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea. One hundred lives lost, including many women. November, 1916.—Britannic and Braeinar Castle Bunk in the Mediterranean. Not sufficient evidence to provo whether they wero mined or torpedoed. February 1, 1917—Order put in operalion that all hospital ehips found in cer-, tain ureas would be treated as belligerents, and attacked forthwith. March 20, 1917—Asturias torpedoed, with loss of 43 lives; 39 injured.

March 30, 1917,-Gloucester Custle torpedoed in mid-Channel. All tho wounded saved.

April 17, 1917.—Donegal torpedoed; 29 wounded and 12 of the crew lost.

April 17, 1917.—Lanfranc torpedoed; 11) British lives lost; 35 German -wounded drowned; 152 German wounded rescued by British vessels at the risk of being attacked. Hay 20, 1917.—Dover Castlo torpedoed in/the Mediterranean at 6 p.m. Again torpedoed at 8.30 p.m., and sunk. All saved except sis men believed to have been tilled by explosion. January 9, 1915.—Rewa torpedoed in the Bristol Channel (outside prohibited urea) at midnight, the torpedo striking immediately under tho illuminated Red Cross. There were 550 ou board, including 300 wounded from the Mediterranean. Threo Lascars wcro killed.

March 10, 1918,-Guildford Caetlo, in Bristol Channel. Torpedoed twice, but not sunk.

June 27, 1918— Llandc-very Castle torpedoed over 100 miles from land and nearly 300 miles from tho prohibited area; 231 lives lost of 25S on board.

U-BOAT ATTACKS OFF AMERICA

pIL-TANK SUNK: Now York, August 5. A German eubmnrine sank an American oil-tanker off Virginia. Thirty euvvivors were landed. Tho captain of a fishing schooner which was 6unk by n. submarine etntes that the commander of tho U-boat told him that ho had sunk several additional American schooners, but did not fiivo their names or any details. A report from Halifax states that three American fishing schooners were sunk by U-Jwate. The crews were land-ed.-Aus.-N.Z. Cable Assn.

FISHING VESSEL'S ESCAPE. . Vancouver, August 5. A report from a Canadian Atlantic port states that .a U-lwat was chasing an auxiliary fishing craft, when a lnrgo steamer appeared on the horizon." Tli'e U-boat changed its course, and followed the steamer, allowing "the fishermen to escape. Tho burned bulk of a lumber schooner which a. submarine set on fire lias been towed into port.—Aus.-N.Z. Cablo Assn.

THE LOST AMERICAN CRUISER , SAN DIEGO.

Washington, August 5. Ad investigation shows that the American cruiser San Diego struck a mine — Aus.-N.Z. Cable'Assn. ; [Tho San Diego was sunk oft (ho American const Inst month, ami was lit the time reported to have fallen a victim tu a submarine.]

HIGH-SPEED PRODUCTION IN AMERICA

THE ULTIMATE AIM. Vancouver, August 5. President 1 Wilson and Mrs. Wilson assisted at the launching of ,■> vessel from a new shipyard at Philadelphia. Mr. J'idwin Hurley, Chairman of the Federal Shipping Board, «iid tlio occasion marked tho inauguration of high-speed production from tho United States yard?, with the ultimate purposo of giving Iho United States a great mercantile marine. — Aue.-N.Z. Cablo Assn.

TWO BRITISH TORPEDO BOATS MINED

New York, August 5. Two British torpedo boats 'have been sunk by enemy miues. Five officers and 92 men were lost.—Aus.-N.Z. Cable Aen.

THE ALLIES' PROVIDER

AMERICA'S AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES. London, August 5. Nine United Slates Congressmen win are visiting England, in u joint statement, point out that America's agricultural production its sufficient to feed the peoples of France, England, -mid Italy, as well as America. They say that 1,500,000 American soldiers are now in Europe, and tlint there will bo 2,000,000 by the cud of October, while a further 1,600,000 are in training in the United States.—Aus.-N.Z. Cablo Assn.

(The cable newe In thfe iseuo accredited to tbo London "Times" has appeared In that lournal, but enly whero expressly itatcd is such news tile editorial opinion «{ the Tiraej.'T

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MURDER MOST FOUL., Dominion, Volume 11, Issue 273, 7 August 1918

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