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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 25, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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GERMAN SQUADRON SHELLS
BRITISH COAST DRIVEN OFF
London. A squadron of German
battle cruisers and light cruisers raid
ed the English east coast under cover
of darkness at 4 a. m..today, but was
driven off in a sharp engagement
with British cruisers and destroyers.
The Germans bombarded the sea
side resort of Lowestoft, 100 miles
northeast of London, at long range,
killing two men, a woman and a child
in their beds. The bombardment did
not great damage.
Engaged by British forces in a hot
20-minute fight, the Germans made
their escape in the darkness. Two
British cruisers and one destroyer
were hit, but none of the warships
was sunk.
The German cruiser squadron ap
peared off Lowestoft five hours after
three Zeppelins appeared off the
coast on a bomb-dropping expedition.
The Zeppelins dropped 70 incen
diary bombs, injuring one man, but
doing no great damage. At about the
same time as the cruiser raid, five
German warplanes attacked French
port of Dunkirk across the channel,
killing a woman and wounding three
men.
This morning's raid by German
warships, the first since the bombard
ment of Scarborough and Hartlepool
on Dec 16, 1914, was at once con
nected in the public mind with Sir
Roger Casement's attempted landing
on the Irish coast.
London. Eight aeroplanes yester
day bombarded and destroyed the
enemy's camp near Quada, Egypt,
war office announced.
Paris. Using liquid fire, Germans
made 3 most violent attacks against
newly-gained French positions on
Dead Man's Hill last night. Attacks
stopped by French infantry. Germans
driven back to old lines, suffering
heavy losses.
Paris. 5 German war planes raid
ed French coast town of Dunkirk this
morning, dropped 6 bombs. Woman
was killed and 3 men wounded.
Slight damage done.
London. Dutch steamer Berkel
strom, bound from Afsterdam, shell
ed and sunk Sunday by 2 German
submarines which gave crew 15 min
utes to take to boats. Captain and
crew landed. Steamer Rose has been
sunk. Eleven of crew picked up.
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FACTIONAL FIGHT THREATENS
ROYAL ARCANUM
A factional fight among members
of the Royal Arcanum threatened to
day to halt the state convention of
that order tomorrow at Rockford, 111.
The fight was carried into the open
here last night when State Grand Re
gent J. K. McMahon obtained a court
order restraining seventy-five mem
bers and officers of the Royal Arca
num from holding la meeting to dis
cuss the election of Frank Daley, for
mer grand vice regent, to the grand
regency to succeed McMahon, . Daley
was discharged by McMahon the first
of the year for alleged insubordina
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ARMY PLANE IS DESTROYED
AVIATOR HURT
General Pershing's Headquarters
Near Namiquipa, April 25, Wireless
to Columbus, N. M., April 25. Re
ports from the advanced American
base near San Antonio, Mexico, re
ceived here today told of the destruc
tion near Chihuahua of one aero
plane, slightly injuring Aviator Wil
lis, and of an Easter attack upon a
supply train, in which a Mexican was
wounded. The Mexican was treated
at the American camp, but would
give no information regarding the at
tacking party.
MORNING FIRE $5,000 DAMAGE
Fire did $5,000 damage to three
story apartment building, 1309-1311
W. Jackson blvd., today. Six fam
ilies aroused. Children carried down
ladders by firemen. One fireman
cut hand breaking window to make
rescue.
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