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ABOUT U BOATS.

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ABOUT U BOATS. Some Terrible Experiences of the Victims. In time to come," Lord Rhondda says, the Kaiser may be known as the Iferod of the twentieth century who caused Rachel to weep for her children." Lord Rhondda knows what the modern Herod's foul crimes look like for he and his daughter were oil the "Lusitania" when Herod's pirate U-boat captain sent the great vessel to the bottom. Wished Their Victims Good Night." A British passenger steamer, carrying 77 passengers and 217 crew, was torpedoed without warning at 11 o'clock one night when she was 140 miles from land. She at once began to sink. Boats were lowered, and the German submarine having fired a second torpedo to make sure of a kill," came to the surface, wished the helpless people in the boats Good Night," and then made off. The experi- ences of the victims were terrible:- a One of the lifeboats ljau been considerably damaged before getting clear, and every wave washed over the boat's company. About two huu}.¡.¡ aft-ei- leaving the ship a first-class passenger died from exposure. Then a lady died, but her daughter continued to support the dead body, thinking her mother was still alive. All hour later the daughter herself passed away. A coloured sailor now suc- cumbed then a fireman, sitting on a thwart, allowed his head to sink into the water and was drowned. A male passenger was now seen to be dead, and a lady who was his friend became hysterical, so they pretended he had fainted, and kept his body in the boat. Fifteen minutes afterwards a fireman lurched over- board and was drowned. The boat was picked up at nine o'clock next morning." A Baby's Endurance. Here is what happened to a boat con- taining thirty people (including a baby three months old), which got, away from a vessel torpedoed 820 miles from land on a Monday:— The boat lay-to, keeping head on to the enormous seas that were running. By Wednes- day the chief officer had gone mad. and lie died during the day. That night the store- I keeper went iliad and had to be lashed down he died at noun on Thursday, and before- nightfall a third-class passenger had also passed away. On Friday the weal her mode- rated. Agonies of thirst were being endured, and during that day an A.B. expired. On Saturday morning a fireman was found dead in the bottom of the boat., and a pantry-boy died the day. They drifted with sail down through the night of Saturday, there being 110 stars 10 steer by. On Sunday a cat t Io- nian jumped overboard, lus companions being too weak to rescue him. The last tot of water was served out, a mouthful apiece, after which they tried to collect a little moisture from occasional showers. On Sunday night the deck-boy passed away. They sighted land at 3 p.m. on Monday, but the weather prevented them fronr attempting tu put in until Tuesday morning, when they were too weak to make the shore. However, a couple of fishing boats came to their assistance and towed them in. The linen-keeper died as he was being lifted ashore two seamen, who had gone mad. had to be dragged from the boat, which they refused to leave. A trimmer died of gangrene a fortnight later in hospital, where the bab\ also succumbed." t

A LOOK ROUND.¡

A "GERMAN PEACE" MAP.

OUR WAY WITH ENEMY WOUNDED.

STRAIGHT TALK. I

A GLIMPSE OF THE CAMP PIGGERY.

I REMEMBER ROUMANIATI

-.... A SEED BED OF WAR.