TIIHE SHIP EMILY REED, New Zealand files to hand by Thurs- day's mail contain the following particu- lars regarding the American ship Emily Reed, which left Norfolk Bay on June 26 for Simon's Bay, South Africa, having a cargo of Tasmanian timber: "About 4 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, July 12, in response to a signal, the tug put out from Lyttelton, and discovered that an American ship, the Emily Reed, was in distress. It appears that when the vessel was 14 days out from Hobart, on her way to Simonstown, South Africa, she met with a severe gale, and her com- mander, Captain Baker, received a serious injury to his left arm as the result of an accident. When the tug went out the arm was in a very bad way, and Dr. Up- ham, who went out to the vessel, dis- covered that the cause was a poisoned wound. After he had dressed the injury the ship anchored in Camp Bay. "The Emily Reed, which is loaded with timber for South Africa, is said to be in a leaky condition, and a considerable number of her crew are under arrest for having refused duty. There is also sick- ness on board. As she comes from an infected port, the ship is to undergo quarantine for eight days." Nine members of the crew of the Emily Reed were charged at Lyttelton with hav- ing disobeyed orders, and Captain Baker was charged by five of the crew with as- sault. The statement of the men was that the captain was more or less under the influence of liquor during the voyage from Hobart, and that the chief officer used a revolver to threaten them. The pumps were kept going. At Stanley they were locked in the forecastle when the American Consul came aboard, and were not allowed to state their case. The charges against the captain were dismiss- ed. The men were convicted.