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IN THE PACIFIC., Issue 15646, 10 November 1914
IN THE PACIFIC.
JAPANESE FLEET ACTIVE,
TOKIO, November 8. ft is reported that the Japanese Admiralty has received information that a battle' is pending between the Japanese and the German Pacific fleet?. The loitditv is not indicated.
THE FIGHT OFF CHILE.
A PERTINENT SUGGESTION
A correspondent from New York says that the German silence about the whereabouts of the Leipzig and tho Bremen i ?) makes American naval authorities believe that, only part of the story was told about the naval fight off Chile, and that they will probably find that the Gorman losses are heavier than woe indicated.
A FALSE REPORT
VALPARAISO, November 8
The steamer Vine-Branch, which was reported to have been sunk by the Leipzig, has arrived.
THE Cl EE,
HONOLULU. November 8
The German, gunboat Gier and the Norddeutscher Lloyd steamer LxT.su m have been interned for the duration of the war and placed under guard of United States troops.
THE EM DEN
CEYLON'S CON NI VAN GE.
FREMANTLE, November 9.
The Mongolia reports that the Enulon is well posted on the movements of British ships by four land wireless stations. One is believed to ha near Adam’s Peak, Ceylon.
LONDON, November 9
Mr Sheppard, of Clodaiming, a passenger by the Zieten, has landed at Liverpool. He reports that a-lmoet two days sail from Aden they found themselves, going cask, and inquired the reason. They were told that owing to European complications they were going to Socotra. Martial law was proclaimed aboard, and all were compelled to obye the orders of tho Gorman sailors from New Guinea. Lights were out after dark. Tho Konigsberg convoyed the Zicton and the City of Winchester in Socotra, in the Persian Gulf, where the Konigs berg stripped the City of Winchester of her crew, cargo of coal, fittings, and everything movable, and transferred them to the Zieten. Afterwards tho Konigsbettr sank the City of Winchester. Tho Zieten, for the purpose of coaling, entered Mozambique, flying the British flag. Tho passengers were kept below for two hours previous To their arrival. The steamer Beira brought them to Santome, Madeira, and Lisbon, whence they were transhipped and conveyed to England.
IN THE zEGEAN SEA
LONDON, November 9.
The British squadron cruising off the littoral of Asia Minor bombarded some Turkish troops concealed in salt works on the coast near Smyrna. The telegraphic station was destroyed.
PRICE OF PAPER.
(London ‘ Times ’ and Sydney ’ Sun ’ Services.)
LONDON. November 8.
In consequence cf the closure of the North Sea and tho hindrance to the shipping of Swedish pulp the price of paper is rising.
THE GOVERNMENT CRITICISED,
(London 'Times’ Sydney ‘Sim’ Services.)
LONDON, November 8.
’The 'limes’ insists editorially that the falling-off in recruiting is attributable to tho curt, cold, official news, and continues : “ The Allies must take, their choice. They can give us news and get men, or suppress news and do without men. Above all, the Government must instantly make up their mind on tho subject of pay, separation allowances, and pensions."
(London ‘ Times ’ and Sydney ‘ Sun ’ Services.)
LONDON, November 8,
Mr Bernard Shaw, in an open letter published in the ‘ Nat ion ’ and addressed to President Wilson, petitions America, to invite tho neutral Powers to a conference for tho purpose of requesting Britain, France, and Germany to withdraw from innocent Beigium and fight on their own territories.
IN THE PACIFIC., Issue 15646, 10 November 1914
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