ON FORMIDABLE LOSS. WHERE WF/RE THE DESTROYERS? . LONDON. January 11. Admiral Lord Charles Beresfovd. iti a letteT to the Press, says the Formidable was lost older condition's who.-e repetition niter the loss of the Aboukir and Cressy he would have thought impossible. [n both cases 6-hips were sent, into waters infested by submarines unpioto, -t<d by deft rovers. The efficacy of su'h protection is shown by the fact that the submarines were unable to in jute the Briti.-h squadron off the Belgian coast. Tt was unpardonable that olb'eers and crews should be so eiposed. DEARTH OF TONNAGE. CATTCRED SHIPS COMMISSIONED. LONDON. January 1L The Admiralty has requisitioned a. ntimbo!* of tn-' enemy's steamships interned in the United Kingdom for employment on the coastal trade. FALSE PAPERS. DENMARK'S REMEI)Y. SHIPOWNERS MADE LIABLE. (London "Times' and Sydney ' Srm' Services.) LONDON, January 13. Captains of neutral ships going to Denmark are suspected of carrying a. double set of bills of consignment in order to evade examination by British cruisers. Denmark has ordered the owners to eimi a declaration that the captain will carry one set of papers only. " GERMANY'S FOOD PROBLEM. (London 'Times'and Sydney ' Sun' Services.) LONDON, January 13. Copenhagen reports that the new bread regulations in Germany caused an extraordinary rnfih for flour to the shops. Additional police we.ro called out, arid housewives waited for hours. ENEMY PATENTS. APPLICATION TO VOID. MELBOURNE. January 14. The firs', application for the voidnnee of enemy patents was made to-day in connection with the process for welding railway rails, held by a German tirm. named O.ldsL-hmidt. The ajij'lication was opposed by the Hawthorn (Melbourne) Tramway Trust- and the: New tSouth. Wales Minister of Works. 'l'ln' hearing was adjourned. .18.003 MOUTH ORGANS. (London ' Times ' and Sydney ' Sun ' Services.) LONDON, January 13. A London iirm has completed an order for 10,000 month organs for the fleet- and B.COO for the soldiers. SWISS TRADE WITH GERMANY. (London ' Times ' and Sydney ' Sun' Services.) LONDON, January 13. A Swi?a paper states that- Great Britain wishes Switzerland not to export articles manufactured from imported raw material ; but if Switzerland refused to trade with Germany the latter could paralyse Swiss industry by ierasing coal. MISCELLANEOUS. LONDON, January 13. Canada, is mobilising hex third contingent, and is investigating the New Zealand system of the wicker's franchise. The Rev. [luxen Sams, of the Queensland Bush Brotherhood, failing to get- a chaplaincy, obtained a commotion in the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Turner, the Scottish Rugby international, has been killed in action. The Grand Duke Nicholas lias been invested with tho Honorary Grand Cross.
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BERESFORD'S CRITICISM, Evening Star, Issue 15701, 15 January 1915