A Capetown message says that thenotorious disappearance of the steamer Waratah and her passengers; and crew some years ago off the South African coast; has been recalled by the picking up of a bottle in Table Bay. The bottle had apparently beena long time in the water and was stopped up by a piece of lead beaten into the mouth. Inside was a piece of paper on which was written in pencil:
"Send help, starving, Waratah, Islandin Antarctic." It is generally believed to be a hoax. The sad thing about hoax bottle messages, of which there were so many during this time period, is that should there be a genuine one, skepticism ruled and chances are that it would be ignored.