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I OMINOUS RUMOURS, Ii

I A STRIKING AUSTRIAN TRIBUTE

! SWANSEA'S BOROUGH IMEMBER

ISWANSEA NURSE ___I

"NOTHiNG BUT STARVATION."I

I AT A COMRADE'S CRAVE.I

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CLAN LINERS FATE. I

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CLAN LINERS FATE. I SURVIVORS' TERRIBLE I EXPERIENCE, (Press Association War Service;) I MALTA, Jbmday. I I have gathered the following particulars regarding the recent sinking of the Clan Macfarlano by an enemy submarine. The vessel, which was bound from England to Bombay with a general cargo and had a crew of 74, left Malta on the morning of December 28th. Two days later, in the afternoon, she was torpedoed without warn- ing, when a heavy 8ea was running. The shots soon had the desired effect, and the steamer began to sink lrt.3t. Six boats in aU were launched, and they contained all the crew, both European and La-scars. They were tied together one behind the other, and for three days they remained in company battling with a mountainous s(-,a,. Although each man's rations consisted of only halt" a biscuit and ha 1: a dapper of water twice a, day, no one lost his spirits. The hardships they were suffering, however, began to tell on the Lascars. On January 2nd, owing to the very heavy sea, two of the boats broke away and drifted apart and were never seen aga,in. Two days later, on Januktry 4th, Captain Swanston's boat, which had already lost two men through exposure, also broke loose and drifted away. The three remaining boats, half filled with water and with their oc- Icupants Nearly dead from exposure I and starvation, drifted about helplessly for three more long days and nights—the long- est in the lives of any of the men—tossed hither and thither by a raging sea which never abated. Eleven more Lascars had by this time died, while the survivors were in an utter state of collapse, a.nd gave up all hope of ever seeing land again. On January /th, however, after eight days cf niiscry ajid. agony, they attracted the at- tention of a British steamer, which picked them up and brought them to Malta. Besides tho.se mentioned in Lloyds' dis- patches, the rescued include the second officer, who is here. They speak in the highest possible terms of aU that was done for them on the British vessel, aboard I which, as they Ha.y. they were brought to life again. They a.ro now accommodated at the Seamen's Rest, and look none the worse for their eight days' awful experience. Out I of a crew of 74, however, only 24 have been landed, and 50 are. therefore, unaccounted .Tor. Europeans missing are :Ca:ptacin, ¡ third offioftr, third ngineer, steward, and two other members of the crew I

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P0NTARDAWE COUNCIL AND MR,…

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,"SWANSEA GIRL STUDENTS.

WATER -O;- THE MULES. - I

VICTIM OF LIFEBOAT DISASTER.-t

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RAILWAYMEN WITH THE COLOURS.I…

SWANSEA GUARDIANS OFFICIALS'…

PRO GERMANS IN LONDON.I

SOBERED BY EXPERIENCE.

NEW SWANSEA CONCERN. j

VONPAPENS PAPERS

"ON THE UPWARD TREND."

BRITON FERRY PRESENTATION.

LLANSAMLET VACANCY.

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