The Admiralty announces the British destroyers on Saturday made strenuous efforts fo rescue the Germans. Lieutenant Hartnol jumped into the sea to save a German; owinp to this only 13 Germans were drowned.
The prisoners admitted that one destroyer had previously sunk a trawler, capturing a öritish Lieutenant and two bluejackets. The prisoners explained that these men were sent oelow during the fight, and time at the end oemg short, were forgotten, it must consequently be concluded thev uerished.
CA-PETOWN. A German submarine sank the Norwegian timber steamfr Luyia in the Northsea. The crew were saved.
Another German submarine sank the JNorwegian steamer Baldwin, allowing the crew in boats to be brought to Leith.
ROME. There has been heavy fighting in Iripole. Details at present are lacking; 18 white officers and 200 white troops are either killed or missing; so far the casualties in the native troops have not been announced. The cabinet, suddenly summoned, has authorised martial law in Tripoli and the taking of ali necessary measures. The cabinet also decided it is inadvisable for any minister to leave Kome.
LONDON. A Taube sighted at Dover flying from the direction of Óstend was driven off by an'i-aiiciaft guns. No bombs were dropped.
18 Survivors from the Swedish steamer Ellida have am'ved and lauded in England. She was torpedoed in the North sea while proceeding to Huil.
Three British trawlers have been sunk bij the gunfire of a German submarine. Thecrews were soved.
AMSTERDAM. A telegram from Berlin ?ays the Hamburg prizecourt has awarded jpdemnities to the owners of a number of Dutch trawlers seized by German warships.
REUTER. The Times Tenedos correspondent states a further 2000 Tutkish prisoners have been brought to Tenedos.
The Knglish papers contrast the abandonment of the British prisoners on the sur,k «ennan destroyer with the treatment shown to the German prisoners on the Amphion *t the beginning of the war. They say the ■^Housness shown by the Germans is probably the result of panic.
It appea-s a German officer committed suïcide as the destroyer was sinking, after B«ooting several men struggling in the water.
A number of British bluejackets jumped over board to save the Germans.
PETROGRAD. The official communiqué «iis to coi.firm the Austro-German claim of 6 great victory in Galicia ; it states a series "pt battles developed on Sunday and Monday ï° Galicia from the Vistula to the Carpathians. jJetachmenfs of the enemy crossed the river unajetz but Russian fire prevented them «om advancing. In the region of Tukhmi B"*etch, wh-re Russian counter-attacks have 'esulted in the capture of 100 prisoners, a °*ttle of the fiercest description continues. In the directiou of Stryj the Russians finally captured a hill near Glovetzko, which fre- Jiuently cbanged hands during the battle, and took 1200 prisoners.
The Russian fleet borabarded the Bosphorus *or several hours. Notably several forts, all the batteries replied feebiy ; terrific explosion occurred at Fort *Kiticlmas. Our fire mainwined great precision and was very destructive. •the fleet also visited Ktlimie, Zueuldak and Eregü.
LONDON. Mr Asquith in the Commons
said Germany's use of poisonous gases was a breach of the Hague Convention. It was clearly committed with deliberate purpose, after care ful preparation. He emphasised that time would be better spent in couDteracting such u 'ions rather than in making reprsentations.