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SYDNEY, December 14.

(Received December 14, at 9.25 a.m.) Six German prisoners, accused of beating tho Rev. Mr Cos, have arrived here. It appears that Colonel Holmes captured the Germans at Mawatani, New Ireland, and they were taken to Rabaul, tried, and punished. It was then decided to send them to Sydney. Tho Morinda also brought four - other Germans on parole, including a doctor and a magistrate. Tho Island copra trade is recovering, and a large cargo was shipped from Rabaul. . [Mr Cox, an English missionary in Isew Guinea, was spending a night with a German missionary, when five armed and masked Germans seized him, accusing him of espionage, and, though ho protested innocence, stripped and flogged him. A punitive expedition was despatched from Rabaul.] TRADE WITH THE ENEMY. HEAVY BAIL. ADELAIDE, December 14. Francis Snow, charged with attempting to trade with the enemy, was remanded, bail of £6,000 being granted.



MELBOURNE, December 14. The destroyer Derweut is complete and readv for launching on December 19.

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AUSTRALIAN ITEMS., Issue 15675, 14 December 1914

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AUSTRALIAN ITEMS. Issue 15675, 14 December 1914

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