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AN ITALIAN CAPTAIN WARNS OUR SHIPS. LONDON. October 21. The Colombo correspondent of 'Lloyd's Weekly' reports that the Erode n has sunk the Brit'ish steamers Chilkana,' Troilos, Bi'iniohr, and Clan Grant. The dredgn Pom-abbel, bound for Tasmania,, was captured at Ext'ord, 150 miles south-west of Cochin. Captain Miachapellis, of tho Italian el-earner I/oredcno, warned and save-d several British vessels from the Etnden in the Bay of Bengal. Lord Claud Carmichaol, flovernor of Madras, has presented him with a gold watch and rewarded the crew. [The steamer the name of which is given at> Cliilda.ia is probably the Chakdara, owned by the British India Steam Navigation Company, built _in 1914, of 3,080 tons. Th"e, Txoilus (given a« Troiles) belonged to the Ocean S'.S. Company. She « ii 1 ui't in I°]", and w?< of 7,562 tonti ,™f The TVnmohr, °f 4 806 tons, was •)ii b in 1212 an I was <wned by Thomson si Co 11k- ' lan Giant of 3,948 tons, \- r« ed b\ Cjvzo, Irvine, and Co.] inBARI, October 22.

l'i dredge Po-uabbel, sunk by the ] in ' i, win the piopiits of the ■•; Marine lir i I .I'd w i-s nit'iimd to be utilised ! >r ' iJ>or unurot'luent «Oilu> At Lauucee-

ton. It was built at Glasgow, and coat over £40,000. It was not insured against war risks. THE EM DEN HAS A LARK. WELLINGTON. October 22. A'.'coiding u> advice received in E>'pmantle, last week from Colombo, a British vessel recently b:id a most unusual experience. Sho w;»s on her way to Colombo front Calcutta, mid when she got to the wind heads indicated that she wanted a pilot by fihowins; a blue light and furiously sounding the horn. Presently a searchlight was thrown across; the vessel, and thin captain promptly shifted his course towards the Much to his consternation, the vestei using the peareTiIkrht botcai'. to move in a circle ro'iiid his fiiiip, makinu free use of, nautical terms. He iwki'd those usin.: the- searchlight what they weie playing at. Thyir ship. however, continued to ciicle round, the cin le getting bigger and bigger every time, with

tin. lnovhanluiari still in hot pursuit. Then the mysterious vessel put out the .searchlight and disappeared. 'Hie skipper aftcnvaids found that he liad Leen pursuing tin- Kmrlci;. The captain of that cruiser told his. little joke to one of the s-kippeis of the live ve.s.-els ho had raptured the day befoie. win-Tip. is Tin-: kaiskk? LONDON, OctoT?r 21. ConHietiiv.' lepotts ore em-rent as to the whereabouts of the Kaiser. fn Russia it is believed that he i.s at. Czenstocbow, where the clad which he and his suit* occupy is enclosed with n hitrh barbed wiro fence ard roofed with wire netting like a:\ enormous cape for fancy birds. A liel'itun: correspondent declares that the Ka>er never went to the eastern battlefield, and tint hi.- headquarters are. near Me/icres. Tie pies about, a fjood deal, but ahravs secretly. He looks, very bad, ae.d <s it (Tors fro'ii continual headaches. A POOR SORT OF PPJXOK. LONDON, October 21. The Crown Pi luce's popularity is falling to bits owing to his futile attempt to ;_,et at Pari*. advi:nti:ri-s op a scum a rink.. r'II'KXHAOKX, October 22. A foieiirn submaiine unobserved leached non-tei ritoibil waters between Zealand and K alien and discharged two torpedoes without effect at a Oanish submarine which was rising to the surface. One of the torpedoes was washed ashore and blew tip. 'I he Danish Oovernm-ciit have requested belligerents to be more caretul. TL'KKKY'S DK.VIDi'S POUCV. YIKNN'A. October 21. Tuikey has, LotbiiUl- u warships to enter the OidV of Tin- action i.-> directed against the allied lie- t.

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THE EMDEN BUSY., Issue 15631, 23 October 1914

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THE EMDEN BUSY. Issue 15631, 23 October 1914

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