Reporter (Box Hill) Friday 20 August, 1909 A Waratah Passenger. Mr. John Ebsworth, the well-knownsolicitor of Box Hill, is, as everyone knows, a passenger on board the "Waratah," whose present position is so uncertain. It may not be generally known that Mr. Ebsworth is himself an experienced sailor. A few years ago he published a little book dealing with the law of master and seaman and claims for salvage. In chapter V., in which he gives a few hints respecting claims for salvage, the following passage occurs: - "When the subject of salvage is a mere derelict, i.e. abandoned at sea and floating abouthelpless at the mercy of wind and wave, and a danger to navigation, the salvers can board her and bring her to port." In the light of the presentcircumstances, such a sentence appears remarkable, and Mr. Ebsworth's many friends will all join in the hope that some salvors will be able to board the "Waratah" and bring her safely to port.