THE NAVAL SITUATION.
PROPER I'ERSI'ECHYE | OF ISOLATED RAIDS. [ LONDON, Jtinuary 8. | Tho Earl of Sclbonie. in. asking whether | the (ioveriimciit would make a .-statement regarding recent, naval ooeralinns, said that. Admiral .leilieoe's sole ta.-lc was to destroy the Oerman. ileet if it. came out. It w;i..s not. his hasiuess to try to prevent such a. raid as that on Scarborough ; therefore it was no reliction on the Admiralty that. Mich a raid was possible. ! Iho Mai'iptis of Crewe, in replying, said there had never been a. naval war m which the supremacy of the. British fleet all over the world had been obtained so readily and at so small a. cost. They must not forget the assistance, of _ Australia, Franco, and Japan. No actbitics of German spies had any hero ing on the east coast laid. Airy pinning down of tlie ileet to the coast because of raids would lie unwise and almost suicidal. The captain of the Formidable, in ordering other vessels not to stand by owing to .submarines, hail acted iu a manner worthy of the highest traditions of the iNavy. MINED. LONDON. January 8. A steamer was mined olf Scarborough. The crew were saved. EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS. ] (London 'Times' and Sydney "Sun ' SeivL-os.) LONDON. January 7. As the result of the Pooe's intervention it is expected that 150.000 civilians and permanent, invalids will be exchanged. | CAFTCEED INDIANS. \ January S. j A 'Teiograa-C message from Berlin I states that the Indian prisoners iu the I concentration .amp near Berlin will | shortly be transported io Turkey, with | other Moslem contingents.
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THE NAVAL SITUATION., Evening Star, Issue 15696, 9 January 1915