People of Dunedin whose homeward journey during the evening
takes them through a lonely locality should view with deep
suspicion any individual who stops them and asks to be
obliged with a match, judging by the experience which befell
a well-known young gentleman on Thursday night.
The Governor has received a cable from Mr Lewis Harcourt,
Secretary of State for the Colonies, stating that the
Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, and Leipzig have been sunk in action
by the British squadron off the Falkland Islands.