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I " HORDES OF BAR-j ! BARIANS."j

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JACK'S REMINDER.i

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i MEALBER FOE SWAN SEA.

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^01 THE MM MS mm 1 STORY OF THE •• NICOSIAN." t" STEAMER" WITH AD- 1 JUSTABLE BULWARKS. ( When the Cheers II j Game. The following story of the sinking of tie submarine, which sunk the Arabic was received by the London Daily News from an officer of -the Nieosian on the arrival 01 that vessel in port. She bore extensive j traces of her encounter w.th the U boa-fc; i At the time the Censor would not aii.i'">w the story to be told, but on Wednesday he released it. Said the informant: — We were within a very short distance oi the spot where the Arabic was sunk when we sighted the .submarine," he said, and as the Arabic had been destroyed the same clav m that neighbourhood dt F-eomed more than likely that the sunmanne wmcn cnaseu us was the .S3.me as that which sank the Whits Star liner. We had litole chance of escape on account of our mfearior speed, and boats were swung out in readiness to lea.ve the Nicosian ;t any moment. The submarine signalled for us to top, a.nd as they vvere firing shells at us a.t very short intervals our vessel was brougnt to and everybody got M?'o the boat a« qukkiy ?s possible. The Genn?n marksmanship was i-?remely bad- They ared fourteen shdis before hitting the NiooS'wn at all. Almost simultaneously wiith the first hit, which struck us astern without doing serious damage, they saw that the boat had slowed down and that We were getting into the boats. The firing then ceased for a little. while, but was resumed again as the last two boats were leaving. Several of the crew had to crouch down on the deck to avoid being hit while waiting for their turn to get into the boat. We had got safely away, however, and ware watching the Germans' efforts to sink 0VL-" vessel, when we sighted another steamer coming up on the port side. It ned as if the Germans must have) seen her too, but either they did not, or else they fancied from the way she approached that she was a simple merchant vessel that had seen us taking to the boats, and was therefore coming to pick up survivors. Most of the crew of the Nicosia,n had the idea that owing to the fact that the submarine lay low in the water, the German view of the aoproaching vessel wa.3 obstructed by the Nicosian. At all events, they confined tfoair attention to the task of sinking our vessel from close mnge. We in the boat had no idea whatever that the approaching steamer wa,s anything but an ordinary mer- chantman. "We thought she had failed to see the submarine, and was therefore unaware of the risk she was running. When she was quite near our boat, however, the stranger suddenly I turned out of her course, and, almost broad- side on to the submarine, with open sea be- tween the two, ?e med: in ? mommt, to Witt. bome ?ohi?'y ,a.l1-,e ?''? hlue.??kets. I Psrt of her bulwarks swung baok I j;lve magic, so that her guns could have free play- Front the irgging men with rifles be- garl to fire almost immediately at the Ger- mans who were manning the guns of the submarine- I cannot »ay whether they shot any of the Germans in this way. It was all I so exciting. "I remember seeing ino mem of the ffjib- m:LOf' rushing bac.kwa.rds and forwardf, along their deck Then lend above the rifle tire there 'vcTe thr? big reports following on? another ?'?'y qmckly. I thmk a.U the shdis allotlie, 'r',Ie 4.,it burst ?f the base of to,,) k o f ,-t- iti-le ".ubm<Mipe'? {or<*??? gun, wrenching it out of P?' and leaving a big hc? in the armour-plate on the near SIde. The second struck the bottom of the conning tower and literally Blew the whole structure away. wa- obviously going down as the third shot hit, and it seemed to burst on the water just where her after end had been, rather than against the submarine it- self.. !Th, who?e affaIr seemed to be over in a minute. A tremendous cheer went up from the British vessel as the submarine dipped, ilnrl our chaps in the boats stood up and waved their hands and Shouted themselves hoarse. One or two fell into the water m their ?- ) citement, but were PICked up, and after -mis h? passed betweMi <?r captain's boat and the vessel that had d<?t.roy? the' ?,bm.inne we ma.? v, 'iy back to the ("()F,: Z-t-ill 'H?.t.mg, though with a slieht ?s'" ?'?' ????'"s ?"rrepdpd in a matter of too hours, in getting her fit to n-?-cl ag?'i. and .?tho?? ?"?. 1 s.nd 2 holds v?]? part,ly'fl1hd ""t.h water Hnd con- pumping .nce.?<iry, the Nicotian [ was brought tafcly back to port."

BALKANS. J-J?LJUJL?.?Y.i??.

iOFFICES TO BE RE-IOPENED.

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STRUCK THE OUTFALL PIPES.

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