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GERMAN MINKS WHOLESALE. LONDON, November 14. Lowestoft fishermen report that 34 mines exploder! round their honts within a small area of the North Sea on one night. I.OSS OF THE KMDKN. AMSTERDAM, November 14. _ The 'Frankfurter Zeitung’ says: "Wo readily acknowledge that tile attitude, of the British respecting the Kmden was just and dignified. The survivors received all military honors, and everything was done to rescue the brave sailors." THE SYDNEY CASUALTIES. MELBOURNE. November 15. . The Navy Office announces unofficiaaly the following information received from the manager of the Eastern Extension Cable Company: The following members of the Sydney's crew were wounded :—Lieutenant Hampden and Seamen Butcher. Oascoyne, and Meldruni. No other particulars are supplied, and it is considered probable that these four have been left behind at Cocos Island. A DASTARDLY BUSIN ESS. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney 'Sun’ Services.) LONDON. November 13. An eve-witness of the sinking of the Zemlchng asserts that the Kmden. when j approaching Penang with false colors, re- 1 plied to the Russian cruiser’s challenge with signals that the Yarmouth was coining to anchorage. Before the officer's watch could reply the Kmden swung her stern on to the Zemtchug, fired a. torpedo, and poured her broadsides in. There was scarcely a single survivor from the Zcmtchug. ' " IiOOD-BVE. OLD NIGER." | (London ‘ Times ’ and Sydney ’ Sun ’ Services.) i . LONDON, November 13. A petty officer, when leaving the Niger, I noticed that the ensign was still floating ' at the stern. He said : ’* Hold on, mates." scrambled aboard the sinking ship, hauled flown the flag, and rolled it round his neck, saying; "Good-bye, old Niger." and jumped into the waiting boat just in time. THE CHILIAN ENGAGEMENT. LIMA. November 15. Officers of the Leipzig and Dresden stated that they did not participate in the naval battle off the. coast of Chile. Both have sailed again. THE GERMAN VERSION. AMSTERDAM. November 15. (Received November 16. at 8.5 a.m.) The German official version says that the Nurnberg fired at a range of 10.400 metres, and silenced the British ships within 52 minutes. The version <locs nut mention the Scharnhorst’s and others’ participation. THE ENEMY’S STRENGTH. The following is a list of the Gorman men-of-war operating in the Pacific and Indian oceans : Armored Cruisers.—Seharnhorst. 11.420 tons. 22 knots. 8 8.2 guns, 765 men; Gneisenau. 11,420 tons, 23 knots, 8 8.2 guns, 765 men. Protected Cruisers. —Nurnberg, 3,596 tons, 23 knots. 10 4.1 guns, 295 men; Leipzig, 3,200 tons, 23 knots. 10 4.1 guns, 286 men; Lnbeck. 3.200 tons. 23 knots, 10 4.1 guns, 286 men. Unprotected Cruisers.—Geiv, 1,604 tons, 16 knots, 8 4.1 guns, 160 men; Cormoran, 1.604 tons. 16 knots. 8 4.1 guns, 160 men; Condor, 1,604 tons, 16 knots, 8 4.1 guns, 160 men. £9 FOR A NEWSPAPER. LONDON, November 13. A correspondent who escaped from Brussels says that extraordinary interest is taken by civilians in Brussels in ‘ The Times’s ’ war news. Single copies have fetched £9, and remarkable business was done in duplicated typewritten copies, specially relating to operations In Belgium. They were sold ami circulated by stealth. They brought £2 apiece, and customers smuggled away the precious sheets and road them with delight. FOOLISH BOASTING. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services) LONDON, November 13. Berlin boasts that Germany is able to send 6.000.000 more (rained fighting men into the lines. SHORTAGE OF AMMUNITION. (London ‘Times' and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) LONDON. November 13. A Rome message says that the Hermans are displaying the greatest anxiety lost there will be a. shortage of ammunition as the result of the Britisli Fleet preventing the delivery of copper to (levin a ny. SHORTAGE OF DYES. LONDON. Novein her 14. Owing to the deficicney of dves due to the cessation of German supplies, the Board of Trade are considering the formation of an English company, to which the Government will subscribe a. portion of the capital and guarantee the interest on debentures with a five-year currency. Twenty-two leading firms support the proposal. LODV. THE SPY. HIS LAST COMMENTS. WASHINGTON. November M. Carl Lody, tlm German spy who was executed in the Tower oi London, writing to a friend in Omaha, said that he world have been prepared to make a clean breast of the whole business, but must protect his friends in the Fatherland to avoid the humiliation of lhe«e near and dear to him. In the course of the letter he wrote: " Von may have the opportunity to say a word to some of those in whom I still feel an inteiesi. Ask them to judge me not harshlv. When you hear of me again, doubtless my body will bare been plared in concrete beneath this old Tower, or my bones make a pyre, but I shall have served my country. Maybe some historian will record nu> amongst sonic of the despised class of war victims." After referring to the visit, from his spiritual adviser, Lody adds; "Doubtless my demise may bo heralded an that of a. spy, but I have the spiritual consolation that others have sit (feted, and I must accept the. award of fate." Mr Bryan is investigating the statement of Charles Inglis, of Chicago, as to how his passport came into Body's possession. It was submitted to the German Foreign .Office for endorsement, and disappeared. The Foreign Office declared that it was unable to traco it- Inglis was obliged to «rxuro anoth’C. It Is believed that the original was handed to Lody. THE FINANCIAL CRISIS. INTERNATIONAL ARRANGEMENTS. LONDON, November 14. American bankers have assured the British representative now here in connection with the financial crisis affecting the United States that all American obligations to Europe until the new year have been satisfactorily arranged. It is considered likely that when the London Stock Exchange is opened there will be a large dumping of American securities, and it is suggested that an arrangement should be made for a credit fund of £20,000,000 through the Bank of England to meet this. Such fund would have a reassuring effect in London, and prove a strong support of the American market.
THE ENEMY A v d i’HK WOOL t TRADE. I LONDON, November 14. ■ The Press of Sweden, Holland, Denmark. and Bradford, on the question of bow to prevent the enemy from securing supplies of wool, say the irony of tho situation is that Gorman interest® largely prevail in the South American wool trade. ■ If the War Office bought the big weight j of tho present South American clip it would quickly place the wool at the disposal of British manufacturers, and practiI cally no loss would lie suffered. Every i facility should he given to the importation of the new clip from New Zealand and I South American cross-bred®, as it is imperative that an adequate supply should be secured a® quickly as possible. THE EMBARGO APPROVED. LONDON. November 14. The ‘Daily Telegraph’ say.- that most trader® approve of the embargo laid upon tire export of Australian. Xew Zealand, and South African wool. Already an avalanche of oiders has l>een cabled from Buenos Ayres and Montevideo on behalf of the United States. CARE OF THE WOUNDED. LONDON, November 14. ‘ The TimcfiV medical correspondent at Pari® say® that the arrangements for the British wounded are now admirable. 1 heic is an excellent hospital tram, with a kitchen and operating mom, to bring the wounded to Boulogne. Sir Aiii.roth Wright lias established a bacteriological laboiatory at Boulogne, and hi® researches have already shown that gangrene and septic conditions are due to a inicro-oigani'm which only flourishes when kept from the atmosphere. The surgeons arc now keeping all the wounded in the open, and allowing tbo air to reach them, when the wounds heal excellently. TRIUMPH. OF MANAGEMENT. LONDON, November 14. | A railway manager explain® tho amazing speed w itii which the railway® handled ! the military traffic at the. outbreak of the | „ ar . Three bundled and fifty train® of 30 j vehicles each arrived at Southampton m 48 hours. The military organisation for ; railway control was completed only a tew j ! days before. ( | A GOVERNMENT WAR LOAN. ! ■ LONDON, November 15 (morning). | | The 'Evening Standard' stairs that the j j Government are about to issue a j £300.000.000 3j per cent., war loan at I riboui £95 at varying dates of maturity. ! the longest being’ 14 years, to cover the j forthcoming credit vote and the I reasury bill’s issued under the August vote. LOANS TO THE WEAK. 1 LON IRON. November 14. I Official : It is announced that Great, I Britain has advanced £2,910,000 to Beli gium and £800.060 to M-rvia. DRUNKEN GERMANS. j MADRID, November 14. I Spain has entered a strong protest j against the acts of inebriated German sol- | diers massacring Spaniards at Liege with mitrailleuses in the Place De La Universile, and has demanded reparation for their families, i Germany replied that if the accusation ' against tho soldiers were proved the Goi vermnent were disposed to apologise and afford reparation. j TREATMENT OF ALIENS, i THE BR-msil WAV. BERLIN. November 14. The ‘ Vorwaerts,’ in a long article trom its London correspondent describing the treatment of aliens, says the action of the police throughout has been extremely forbearing. polite, and obliging, and adds : “ Britisli people, generally entertain no feeling of hatred against Germans, much less tl,? Austr: ;tts. though all are convinced that Germany instigated the war ! for the extension of her power.” ) A PALACE FOR SALE. (London ‘Times’ and Sydney ‘Sun’ Services.) LONDON, November 13. 'Die Kaiser has offered his marble palace at Corfu at a low price to a German hotel syndicate. Ho fears that it wouldbe confiscated if Greece joins the Allies. OTAGO PATRIOTIC AND GENERAL W ELFARE AvSSOOIATTON. The lion, treasurer? of tho Otago Patriotic and General Welfare Association acknowledge the receipt of tho following donations to the fund: Previously acknowledged ...£15.335 11 3 Amount previously acknowledged. Trafalgar Day ... a 5 0 0 Amount previously acknowledged. Trafalgar Day ... b5 0 0 Hink-on Mee b2 10 0 Hinkson Mee a2 10 0 Proceeds of cricket match, Ranfurly b7 5 6 Broad Bay Patriotic Committee b6 13 0 Sara Reid b0 10 0 Broad Bay Patriotic Committee c6O 2 6 Roslyn Mills, hosiery department (third contribution) c 3 0 0 Collected at bor-e sale iDtago Farmers’ Co-operative Association) c2 3 0 A. Spiro cO 10 6 W. K. Gregory aO 5 0 W. K. Gregory bO 5 0 A. J. IT. Gregory a 0 5 0 A. ,1. H. Gregory liO 5 0 Proceeds of wool and sheepskins from Mr .I. Lister ... h34 2 11 Hillside Workshops i seventh contribution) cl 9 14 6 £15,485 15 2
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ON THE HIGH SEAS., Evening Star, Issue 15651, 16 November 1914