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The latest reports -merely stated
that the -battle was pfoceedng. No
details could be obtained owing to
the censorship which has been es
tablished. Rumors-of losses on both
sides -were widely circulated but were
London. Four British destroyers
attacked the German cruisers which
bombarded Hartlepool today after
fifty shells had been flredupon the
town and great dagame inflicted.
The destroyers assailed the Ger
mans as they were starting to draw
off. Details of the naval engage
ment are' lacking owing to the cen
sorship which has been established
on all telephone and telegraph lines.
London. Nine persons are re
ported to have been killed and a.
number injured at Hartlepool in lat
est advices concerning the German
bombardment of the town.
London. At least one person is
known to have been killed by the
German bombardment at Scarbor
ough. Refugees at Hull stated that
a woman clerk in a store was killed
while attending to her duties behind
Several persons were injured. The
exact number has not been ascer
tained. Hull. The latest refugees to reach
Hull from Scarborough this after
noon said he saw three persons
killed by bursting German shells. His
own home was not damaged but the
houses of neighbors only two doors
away -were demolished. The bom
bardment lasted a half hour.
M.ondon, Dec. 16: German cruis
ers swooping down upon the coast
today made the most daring raid of
the war, bombarding the seaport cites-
-of -Hartlepool, Scarborough anid
The historic abbey at Whitby was
partially'-destroyed. Three churches
in Scarborough were struck and set
on fire, .numerous buildings were
damaged, two railway 'station nlat-
forms destroyed and the population j
in a wUd rush for trains fromthe
The British patrol" fleet has en
gaged the German raiders at several
Hull, England, Three, churches
are reported to have been partially
destroyed, the gas works set on fire,
two 'railway platforms destroyed and
numerous buildings damaged when
four German cruisers bombarded
Scarborough, famous seaside resirt
of England today.
Thrown into a panic by .the shells
which crashed into the town from
the warships, people poured from
their homes and hurried to the railway-
station, taking trains for Hull
and other towns. The early morning
train reaching here brought many
refugees. They-brought stories of
great damage done to the town.
Between forty and fifty shells fell
in Scarborough. The three churches
were among the first buildings
struck. The exploding of the shells
set the buildings on fire.
As the German gunners got the
range other buildings were damaged
and the entire town thrown into the
The German cruisers approached"
startlingly close to the coast line.
With the firing of their first shot, they
seemed to get the range immediately
and then rained shells into all sec
tions of the twn.
8he bombardment began at 7:56
a. m. The train which arrived at Hull
was just leaving the station as the
shells began to fall. Practically the
entire population of the town had
rushed into the streets, and those
nearest the station rushed aboard the
train for safety.
As the train left Scarborough the
booming of the German guns could
still be heard off the coast.
London. Three postoffice em
ployes are reported to have been in
jured in the 'bombardment of Hartle-
Whitby, England. From a point
thrown. -intoa panic which, resulted I three miles offshore, two cjpfmnn