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EAST COAST RAID : CASUALTY LIST GROWS. LONDON, December 17. (Received December 18, at 2.55 p.m.) The casualties on the v East Coast were 81 killed and 231 wounded. A shell killed 15 schoolboys at Hartlepool. The coast-guardsman at Scarborough stuck to his post through a rain of shells until his signals reached the authorities. The coastguard station was blown to. atoms after he quitted' it. AMERICAN ADMIRAL'S VIEW. WASHINGTON, December 17. (Received December 18, at 3.15 p.m.) Admiral Fiske, before the U..S. Naval Investigation Committee, said an adequate number of submarines along the English coast would hava prevented tho German raid. Germany evidently thought to string the British Navy out along the English coast in order to prevent such raids. She would then" endeavor to destroy the. British vessels in detail. __ If the German cruisers were speedy and kept moving, however, British submarines would be hardly likely to effect much. GERMAN STEAMER SUNK IN THE BLACK SEA. » PETROGRAD, December 17. Official : A Russian warship ordered the crew of the German steamer Derinthic, when near Kereson, to leave. Oilly two Turkish officers and 12 soldiers obeyed. Thev were picked up. I'ho Dei-inthic was then bombarded, and blew up. [Kereson is in Asia Minor, west of Trebizond.] TRIBUTE TO AUSTRALIA. LONDON, December 17. The annual meetinrr of the Australasian Chamber of Commerce paid a tribute to Australia's naval and military aid, also to her provision for the dependents of those killed in the war. bir George Reid was re-elected president.

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LATE WAR NEWS., Issue 15679, 18 December 1914

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LATE WAR NEWS. Issue 15679, 18 December 1914

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