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WARATAH MYSTERY.

BURNING STEAMER OFF DURBAN FURTHER PARTICULARS. ! HER POSITION LOCATED. By Telegraph.— Pre6s Association.— Copyright. LONDON, 24th September. Lloyds have made special enquiries from their agent at Manilla regarding the story told by the captain of the Harrison liner Harlow, which arrived in the Philippines last Sunday. The captain then reported that ho passed, on 27th July, about 180 miles from Durban, a steamer on fire, which afterwards exploded. Lloyd'B Manila agent now telegraphs confirming the > captain's statement. A smoking vessel was sighted at 7.30 in the evening, and the explosion occurred at 8 o'clock. The burning ship was too far off for the Harlow's people to ascertain her identity. The fjosition of the wreck was 3ldeg. 18min. S., 29deg. 4rsmin. E. The manager of the Lund Line (own- . ers oi the missing steamer Waratah) states that the Clan Maclntyre reported sighting the Waratah at 9.30 on the morning of 27th" July, in approximate position 32deg. I7min. S., 29deg. 17min. E.— a distance of about fifty-one miles ahead of the wreck reported by the Harlow. The captain of the Harlow suggests that the bottom of the sea be swept. The Union-Castle liner Guelph reported that she sighted the Waratah on the evening of the 27th — the day on which the Harlow saw the burning steajner — and that she was not flying signals of distress. The time of the sighting was not stated in the cable message. It is not quite clear, however, that the vessel seen by the Guelph was the Waratah, as the recognition depended on the third officer's reading of lantern flashes showing the terminal letters "tah."

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Evening Post, Evening Post, Volume LXXVIII, Issue 75, 25 September 1909

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WARATAH MYSTERY. Evening Post, Volume LXXVIII, Issue 75, 25 September 1909

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