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The Commonwealth Minister of Defeneo is not altogether satisfied that the fires which have recently occurred an British ships wore entirely accidental. In a referenco to the" outbreaks on the steamers Norfolk and Ortoric, Senator Pearce said that he attached some significance to tho rather undue frequency of the fires at this particular -period. ""I cannot say much," he added, "-except that steps are being taken to make sure thaf the fires that are occurring on vessels round the Australian coast are nothing more-than coincidences." 1

-When a Russian air scout near Krasnik was shot at the bullet penetrated the oiltank of his-mnchine, but, pressing his foot against the hole, he stopped the flow of the liquid and regained safety.

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Evening Star, Evening Star, Issue 15656, 21 November 1914

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Evening Star Evening Star, Issue 15656, 21 November 1914

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