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.BRITAIN'S STAND. | SOM K ("ONCESSIONS PROMISED. | LONDON. January 5. | The ■ 1 tail r Telegraph's’ Washington : cm respondent states that Mr Page (United Stales Ambassador at London) has in ioirued President Wilson that Great Britain's reply will ho sat isfaetory to Mr Wilson. Some concessions will he tpade ai.d others refused. The correspondent states that beef and cotton shippers, not. German-Americans, are responsible for Mr Wilson's actions. ] The Southern cotton growers are in a bad way. and their irritation and influence eounted with the President. COPPER CARGOES IN’ NMITRAL BOTTOMS. LONDON, January 5. Renter's Washington correspondent states that it is understood that Britain will give assurances not to interfere with copper shipments to Italy if they are. consigned to well-known firms in Italian ships, and the .same with regard to shipments to Sweden and Holland, hut it is not clear whether in Swedish and Dutch ships. THE RUBBER TRADE. NEW YORK, January 5The Rubber Club assert that the British embargo is costing tire industry about 250,000d0l daily. They have raised the price to 90 cents per lb, and threaten to throw idle 125,000 workers. INTERNED G-ETtMAN SHIPS. PURCHASE BILL NOW BEFORE CONGRESS. WASHINGTON, January 4. The Ship Purchase Bill before the Senate has been made a strictly party measure. Senator Lodge described it as thoroughly vicious, economically and politically—the,grossest kind of subsidy. Senator Root opposed it on the ground of the possibility of the Government’s good faith being questioned should it be discovered that any goods were conveyed destined for belligerents.

AUSTRALIAN li ’XTORTS. ROME RKRTRICTI 6‘.B IS REMOVED, MEL BOURN ]•:, Jamiavy 5. 'I he Government have decided to allow wool, hides, and skins hj > be exported to Eunco in British or French ship#; aT-o shipment# of meiino m 001, hides, and skins to America: on apjy :ovcd satisfactory guarantees that, the m-nt/crial will not be re-exported, either ini a. raw or manufactured form. I’rcfarcncd is to ho given to British ships. PRICE OF IT READ RISING IN BR TTAIX. BOND OX, January 4. Wheat is firmer, heh from 3d to 6d cleaver per bushel. This owing to anticyclone weather in Argentina and the hVoyancy of markets hi America ami Canada. January 5. Bread has advanced to'7,jd the quartern loaf. Corn merchants a (tribute the advance to the rise in freights and the failure of tho Australian harvest. OF or authorities declare that it is due. to gambling in the United States and Great Britain. SIGNS OF Til F. TIMES. .AMSTERDA.'f’ij, January 5. The German Govern me nt. are forming a co-operative company, wi th a, large capital, to control breadstuff#. Th ty are empowered to requisition stocks. The. profits are limited to 5 per cent. The prospectus indicates that imports ca. Soot he relied on during the war. THE! KAISER’S* HOPE. BK.RLUN . January 5. A Now Year message from the Kaiser expresses his trust that all wounds inflicted on German econon ec life would he healed and compensated for in the fuiuro. IN SOUTH AFR ICA. JOMANN FSBUR O, Jamiavy 5. '('he eommamlo order has been well received. and the burghar # are readily responding to their comma tufioes. CRICKETER WO LJ NT)FIX LONDON'. January 5. Captain Schwarz, the or srketer. has been severely wounded in Soutl i Africa. ITALIAN WAR- EGAN. ROME. January 5. The war loan has been oversubscribed. PRO J ECTF.D MI REION. NFAY YORK. January 5. Tim Archbishop# of New York. Baltimore, and Boston have appi oached President Wilson, asking him to ;#end a. special mission to the Vatican and also to Groat Britain. AN ALIEN OBJ,KITS TO UNION BOYCOTT. SYDNEY, January, 5. Tire decision of the Wh ; u-f Laborer.-’ Union that members should not work with enemy subjects led O . a .Supreme Court action, in which August NeiYon is claiming £l5O damage# fnut i the union, and also applying for a writ of injunction to restrain the union from preventing him from obtaining employment as a, wharf laborer.


Under the authority of niilit ary powers the police last night raided a camp at Mangapapa, a suburb of Gis borne, and arrested four Germans. incladhugG. AVohusiodler. a brother of K. Wohnsicdlor, whose pork butchery shop wa.s wrecked bv a. mob on New War's li.’ve.

The four prisoners are, it is understood, to be sent to AVeJlinjjton for internment <m Somes Island.

Since the New A’car riot LLv.-i'<*'nave boon threats of mobs wrecking the premises of various alleged Gormans, and the. newspapers now contain advertisenv ants by cer- ! tain threatened individuals rh mying tierman parentage, and tracing the ir ancestors for years back. SIMPLE BUTCH ERA '. Vivid details of the attack Vo flic German cruiser Konigisbcvg upon, H.M.S. Pegasus arc given in a letter from a. laflv residing at Zanzibar who witcu i-sed the light. >She says: It was truly a dreadful sight,. *gau tight. Well, it was not a tight ; it iva,; Amply butchery. 'The poor little Pcgrßin: was at anchor in the harbor. AAV could not see. her, as the next house lo us juts .cmt into the sea further than we do. Hut we saw the Konigshorg all right. It, woko me up at 5.30 (on Sunday) ; it was 'rust dawn. First I /thought, jii.-'t as I wolto, that it was a most, terrible thunderstorm. The Kimigsberg was broadside on, great brute, and five of her guns were jpjing all at once. AVe saw the live flashes SAI along her. and then the awful hang a.inl sort of rip that sets; your teeth on edge. We all throe stood at the window and watt -.bed it, ail. We did not know that she might mu shell the town directly she had finished off the Pegasus. At 5.45 she stopped firing and started to come in. and then she seemed to change her mind, and started again to shell the Pegasus, which fluid not a, dog's chance from the Hart. The Pegasus is an obsolete boat, aitnl her range is only about 4.oooyds, a: id the Konigshctg got well out of her runs m, and she simply butchered her. It was pathetic to see all the Pegasus's shells failiu-g short into the. sea. The wounded in .hospital were all so plucky ami so gl 'furiously brave, file matron said that men -desperately wounded only laughed and said ; "I’m all right, now. missus: you lea ve me and see to Bill ; ho wants it more t ban 1 do.” .Ever so many died on the ,Sunday. and three more yesterday. The fJla sgow left yesterday for the Cape with 40 < idd of the wounded. AVe have had funeral a every day ; oh. such dreadfully pathetic ones. They could not have coffins, so the 1 indies were just cairied on stretchers and covered with the flag.

BRITISH PRISONERS' INTERN MI '.NT. The prisoners are located at. Ru’nli ‘ben. near Spandau. Many of the pri.-onec arrived in taxicabs and private motor cars, and others were escorted in small gr mips to the station. They w ere a lion et 1 I" bring their own linen ami bedding and toilet necessaries, and almost evert man carried a bundle. The wives of the . mi.--oners were permitted later in the da} ' to take comforts to their husbands at Ru, hleheir. Among the interned Englishmen are many business men and manager,- am! inspectors of important compan ie>. students, and clerks. The journey to - the concentration camp began shortly after 1 p.m. The prisoners, escorted by 50 polk ■(*- mon, inarched through crowded streets lo the station, but there wan no deuionsU ntion. On their arrival at Ruhlehen ti he prisoners were handed over to the niilit*. ry governor of the camp, which is eituat sd on the racecourse. In one evening 900 hj. id arrived, and accommodation was ready B or all, as preparations had been made for a larger number in the racing stables an* I otiler buildings. Among the English pri.s - oners are about 40 English trainers anc I jockeys, who are, familiar with, the place . In the yard between the stables a big : steam boiler has been erected for heati ag the buildings. There is no distinction of class, and all the prisoners are ticaied; alike. In Bavaria 140 Englishmen have, been arrested. Independent business men have been allowed to authorise their wivc P ; to continue their business. The prisoners arrested in Munich are mostly well-known people. At Frankfurt-on-Main the prisoners number about 130, and in the whole district of the 18tb Army Corps there are altogether 300 prisoners. Each man is allowed to take one hundredweight of luggage with him. At Hamburg 450 Englishmen were arrested and provisionallylodged in a ship in the Hansahafen, pending transportation to Ruhlehen. .British sailors -to the number of 1,500, from merchantmen seized in tho port of Hamburg, travelled in two special trains to Ruhlehen. In Baden-Baden 60 and in Dresden 80 Englishmen have been arrested.

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THE RIGHT OF SEARCH., Issue 15693, 6 January 1915

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