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AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWEXTY-SIXTII YEAR 8 PAOF.S PHOENIX, ARIZONA, TUESDAY MORNIXO, JULY 1:3, 1915 8 V AO ICS VOL. XXVI. NO. 5b Til tiEPCJBJ CAN ' 5 CONDITIONS IN THE EAST QUITE BRIGHT Dwiglit B. Heard Speaks of His Observations in Many Centers Durinj; His Ab sence of a Month Sav Capital Is Waiting. EVERYWHERE FAITH HELD IN ARIZONA j;mn-iing ot "Alvei tisini; A rizoua It Value Offi cial Testimony Urenkini of as to Lottie the Roosevelt Dam Water. "ne of the best signs of the times said O'.vipht 15. Hear., returned from a four trip through the east. in the east." ho has just weeks' round "is the growing spirit of real Ameri canism and a disposition to stp talking about hyphenated Americans, :md a realization that there is onlv room in this country for one kind of Americans those who love their flag and have an undivided spirit of loy alty to it. This spirit of increased Americanism is shown in many ways: on the streets one meets thousands of nen and women w earing tiny Ameri can flaps. i in July Fourth in many cities, particularly in the large indus trial centers. 'Americanization Day' Mas held, in which the hand of lrotherho"d was everywhere stretch ed out in those citizens who were born on foreign shores, and increased devotion to the American fl.ig was preached to multitudes of our citizens tilio were born in other lands. "The launching of the Arizona on the i:th of June was a tremendously thrilling event. The weather was jierfeet; conservative estimates placed the crowd at 7.1. 000 and It was cer tainly a proud day. not only for the little proup of Arizonians gathered there. but for Chief Constr ct..r Bailee, to whose Kenins the Arizona is due--when the huge ms. that when completed will be the largest warship afloat, slipped Ftnoothly off the ways into the water in what is paid by old naval officials to be the most successful launching of many years. "There has been considerable amus ing discussion as to whether the first -water which passed over the spill ways of the Roosevelt reservoir, which was secured by The Kepublioan through the courtesy of the reclama tion service, and was mounted in Ari zona copper produced in the '. Ai A. mines, was actually broken at the time of launching, or not. This us' of the Roosevelt water has probably Kiven the Salt River Valley witn its nateguarel of a run reservoir, more front page advertising in the eat"rn press than almost any incident for many years. It was not material whether the bottle was broken or not. but Miss Esther Ross, who very pracefully performed the christening, says positively that it was broken. nd the following official statement on the subject from Commander "Wurtsbaugh. Secretary Ilaniels' aid. who showed the Arizona delegation many courtesies, seems to furnish a very definite and conclusive answer to this much discussed question: "'Office of the Secretary, "Department of the Nary. 'Washington, July 3. 191.". "'Mr. Dwight B. Heard. "Phoenix, Arizona. "'My Tear Sir: Replying to your letter of July 1st I take pleasure in informing you that I was standing ery close to the sponsor at the christening of the Arizona and I can assure you from my own personal observation that the water bottle broke, although lacking the inside pressure of the champagne it was not so apparent to bystanders. " 'I am very sincerely yours. Signed) ' "I. V. WFRSTBAITiH. '''Commander, t". S. Navy. "'Aide to the Secretary.' "While in the east I ran across many instances of renewed confi dence and faith in T'hoenix. the Salt ltiver Valley and Arizona in general. The financial situation in the east is steadily improving, considerable mon ey is accumulating and I received many gratifying assurances while east that there is a continued and Increasing demand for conservatively' placed Arizona necurities. I "There seemed to be a particular I appreciation cf the remarkably high (Continued on Pago Three) Bryan Explains Meaning Of "Unnecessary Risk I ASSOCIATED PRESS 0ISPATCII IIKHMUSA BKACH. Julv- 1 2. Wil- liani J. Cryan. spending a brief va cation with his son. issued tonight a statement in explanation of what he meant by "unnecessary risk." con tained in his statement of yesterday in connection with the last German rote. He pointed out It was the patriot ic duty of an American to avoid risks mhich might involve the coun-i tr' in war. I Mr. Bryan had groocj Iucl( oa ei BUSINESS MEN OPEN NEW CAMPAIGN FOR MAIN LINE RAILROAD AGED MAN BEATEN TO DEATH WITH AN E R iSF.I.CItG, ore.. July . 12. Charles Stimson. used 77. is held in the hospital of the Oregon Col diers' Home, charged with killing Alexander Church. aRed S3, by heating his held with a cane. Ac cording to tlie home authorities Stimson assert Church was try ing to steal hi. slippers. There was hard feelings between the men., it is said. Stimson saying that people including Church were laughing at him and that Church threatened to beat him. stims.'n is hardly able to walk on account of his age, and Church was so feeble he could not walk unsupported. FOLLOWS LULL ON 1ST FRONT From What Appeared to lie Oniet Has, Sprung Some of Most Severe Fihtinj; with Oermans Aurressois and Victors. ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH! J LONDON. July 12. From what ap-IM-ared to be a lull on the western front has sprung suddenly into some I of the most severe fighting in months! witii the Oermans as the aggressors! and victors. The Souchez cemetery, seven miles south of Arras and hard-' ly half that distance southwest of I.ens. was wrested from the French after a gas attack, followed by hand to hand fighting. Fighting among the houses on the western edge of the town of Souchez still rages. The sit union in Poland and Galic ia has not yet reached a crisis. Italian attacks against Aus tria seem to be gaining in intensity but Vienna admits there has been no loss of ground. Slowly the French have been tight ening their grip on the village of Souchez until the Germans, aware that the capttie of the entire posi tion will be an important step in the French offensive toward Lens and I.iile. have launched a terrific count er stroke which left them master of the shattered burial ground with more than l.'.ii prisoners in their hands. There has also been renewal of ac tivity in other areas of France and Belgium but nothing comparable with t.ic strategic importance of the Soi chez struggle. The Germans lay claim to the destruction of the Bri tish position on Hill No. . near Ypres. but this finds no confirmation from either French or British sources. FOR SALOONLESS AMERICA lAHSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHj CHICAGO. July 12 Resolutions de manding that all church workers unite to 7'i-oduce a saloonless Cnit ed Stp.tes of America as well as peace among the belligerent nation. of llurope were adopted at th Worlds Christian Endeavor conven tion at the final session. DEPUTIES' CLEVER With the arrest of Kc tor Oppicini and I.oiiM eferodi. two Italians wanted in Salt lake City. Kcpuly Sheriffs Kd r.uVe and Jim Murphy, captured two of the nn st clever bunco men, thought to ha.e ever operated in the west. Adolpno Alfonso, a confederate picked op in the afternoon, was not formally placed under arrest until last evening. It is claimed that he did not join the either twe until after the job for which they :;re wanted was pulbd off in ltah. It was only a night e.r so age. that the sheriff's office received a circular from Salt Lake city, describing two men wanted in that city for working the age old "liox Game" and getting away with $5.()io in cool hard cash. Oeputies I.uke anel Murphy., Ktudied flshiltg trip five catching miles out string of In the eleven. Pacific, ThjC farmer secretary spent four hours in a launch with his son, anel a party of friends. His fish weighed a total of 2j pounds. Mr. Bryan saiel it "was the best luck I ever had fishing." Vr. Bryan accepted an invitation to speak in Ios Angeles on Thursday en "a causeless war." He also prom - ised row to speak at !ng Beach tomor He expects to go to San Diego on l'ri'ay. HARD FIGHTING THREE MUCH WANTED BUNCO MEN Luncheon In Revived in Dis- ol Ways and for Construction Main Line. Means of Such CHAIRMAN RICH I RINGS CP SU1UE0T Many Speakers Oivc Their Views on Lest Methods to Employ in Inviting Capital to Invest in Much Desired Railroad. At the Monday luncheon of busi ness men at the Arizona Club yes terday, inter, st in a main lnae rail road for Phoenix was revived in a discussion of ways and means for the neouragement of the construc tion of such a line in order that Phoenix mav the more quickly come into its own. After the luncheon Chairman F. K. Rich brought up the subject for the discussion of which the business men had come together. Of the great need of Phoenix of such a line Mr. ' Rich said all were aware. The trad :ef this city is restricted by arbi trary freight rates so that the op erations of business men here are ( confined within a narrow territory. He believed that a main line could i be more quickly secured if capital could be assured that investments I in this state would be treated fair i ly. It was therefore the duty of bus I iness men for their own protection jnnd for the upbuilding of the city I to throw such safeguards about in vestments as would invite captal. If. C. Hallmark of Tucson, an offi cial of the Southern Pacific, said that he was in sympathy with the aspi rations of the business men of Phoe nix for a through line and he hoped that the desires of the people of I'hoenix in that respect would be realized. At present, he said, there was considerable confusion in the railrrad world, especially in the west ny reuse n "t the uncertainty w.th re spect to -utes occasioned by the opening of the Panama canal. Judge Kibbey regretted that capital was inclined to be shy of Arizona, attributing that attitude to the grea powers of the corporation commis sion of this state. He suggested a limitation of those powers t ha in vestors might not feel that their investments, once made in this state had passerl entirely out of their con trol. ' H. K. Behn illustrated the disad vantageous position in the commer cial world by a copy of freight rates showing the handicap under which Phoenix men engaged in the wholesale trade lnbor. No relief could be a' forded until Phoenix should be Placed upon n main line. Iv. ight B. Heard urged that some definite plan for encouraging the construction of a main line be agreed upon end pursued. If anything is to be accomplished, he said, there must e a concentration of purjsise and irganized effort. Mr. Heard depre cated the impression that Arizona was not in good standing among cap italists of the east. He had just re turned from that part of the coun try and had m t many men when are rot afraid of Arizona. They want, of course, to he assured of a square (Continued on Page Three) WORK LANDS the pictures and descriptions ami de-cide-d te keep their eyes open. Ves terdav morning while walking along the street, Oeputy Luke stumbled ontee a man answering the description. He shadowed him for a while, anel he was finally joined by his pal. This even more confirmed the suspicions of I.uke that he was on the right trail. Hp returned to the office, enlisted the services of Jim Murphy and the twain started after their man. At the corner of First street anel Washing ton they came up with Oppicini, and arrested him. He was taken to the sheriff's office, protesting his innocence all the way. Cpon arrival there lie asked to talk with Murphy alone. The spectators were excluded freim the room, and the Italian conflder-Hy told Murphy . that lie had $12."0 on him. ami that he wni willing to part with $l,0on of it in pay mi nt for his liberty. Murphy would not entertain the proposition and the price whs raised. Being again refused he agreed to part with all his cash, ex cept a few dollars sufficient to take him out of town. He was very indig nant that his offer was refused. Oppicini was searched, but no money was found on hiin. He then changed his -cteiry, saying that he had the money cached, and If the officers would accompany him, he would get it. Sher iff Adams and Murphy took him in tow and hail proceeded only a short dis tance when th prisoner stopped and unhot toning his clothes disclosed 0 bandage, supposedly covering a wound or sore. From the confines of this (Continued on Page Four) At Moiulav t crest Is rlission UNITED STATES NOT TO RECEDE FROM POSITIOI American (,1 onv l in-own Into Panic When a1oi--; Soldiers En- Than Fifty jra.'e in Shooting Affra' in Residence Street. I J ED CROSS WORK OREATLV HAMPERED onsul Oeneral Shanklm Savs Mihtarv Officials Hinder Red Cross Work of Takinir Food Into Mex ico Citv for Sufferers. fASSOCIATED PUKS3 DISPATCH! WASHINGTON. July 12. O. eratiou of the German reply t American note on submarine w overshadowed all else in the n the rfare -work of the state department officials Secretary Lansing spent most of his time n preparing data and opinions for the next communication to be i sent to Germany and he indicated that very probably he would not go to Cornish but that the president would return here at the end of the week. The situation is described in offi cial quarters as critical and there is no concealment of the fact that re latiois with Germany and the I'nited States have become more strained than at any tune in their history. The next American note is expected to be short and much more specific and positive than any yet sent. Hich officials said the policy of the American government will be care fully worked out. and that in order to meet the situation firmlv the ut most deliberation is required. This was given out in order that a delay of possibly a week or more in pre paring nn answer nueht not be mis- Interpreted as meaning that the i un ci States intended in am way t' re- .klT! cer'c Tien tin p ' u n '..is 1 in the two note' alreadv t-ent t P.T- I in. There was much informal discussion among the oificials of the contents "f the German reply. In their opinion there was an evasion of the Ameri can argument in the German note j.n.l that this his narrowed the field of negotiations so that mun i atioii fr..m the the next oom Initeil States (Continued on Page Four) Accepts retarv Board ors to Invitation of Sec Daniels t Head of Civilian Invent Assist in Workim; Out Submarine Problems tASSOCIATTO PRESS DISPATCH) WK.ST oKANGK, July 12. Thomas A. Kclison has aoeept-d an invitation from Secretary Daniels to head an advisory board of civilian inventors for the bureau of invention and de velopment to be created by the navy department. His acceptance will go forward at once to Washington. Sub marine warfare is among the great problems to be laid before the in ventors. Secretary Daniels' idea ejf utilizing the inventive genius of Americans in our military and naval service to meet the conditions of warfare shown in the conflict on land and seas in Kurope was outlined in a letter writ ten last Wednesday asking Mr. Kdi :on whether as a patriotic service to the country he would undertake the task of aeivising the proposed bureau. The plan is to have several men prominent in special lines of .invent ive research associated in the work. In mentioning the work in connection wilh submarine warfare Se-cretary Daniels said he felt sure that with Kdison's wonderful brain to help them officers of the navy would he able "to meet this new danger with new devices that will assure peace in our country by their effectiveness." "I have been intending for "some time," Mr. Daniels said in his letter, "to write to you expressing my ad miration at the splendid and patri otic attitude you have taken, as re ported In the public press, in refus I. g to devote your inventi'-e genius to warlike subjects except at the call of vour own country. Such an at titude, in these all too commercial times, is one that should be an in spiration to our young men. It is a lesson in that the pre-eminent right of one's own country to the "host that its citizens have that will be a tre mendous benefit to us nil. "I deferred writing you. however, because at the time f wanted to take EDISON AGREES 10 ADVISE ON NAVAL PROGRAM (Continued on Page Four) WHILE UNITED STATES LOOKS FOR PEACE IN MEXICO BRA WLS BEGIN Delay in Replyin. (ier;uau Note to Latest Does Not Mr an American (Jovern Is Weaken in if on Taken. ment Stand ADMIT SITUATION MOST CRITICAL delations Between Coun tries Now More Strained Than Ever Ne.tt Note Short, More Specific and! Positive Thau Others. ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH J MKXieo CITY. July . (By cour ier to Vera Cruz Brawls between the Villa and Zapata troops have been f'Pmiein recently and yesterday .t- ... ... ..... ., ,,- , . : ; limit i.'i.m iiii .oiuieis ennKfii in ;i ' s"ol-nK affray in one of th- princi- 1 iittl ri-su f-ne strff-f.-i- TWi Amfriejin col my va. thrown into a panic hut no one was injured. Consul leneral Sh.i nklin siwe his arrival with a representative of the JCed Cross, has been hampered in every way by the military officials ir. endeavoring to bring food into the city. Conditions are becoming desper ate. (This is the latest news from the capital.) Thousands are hungry while four teen carloads of grain purchased by subscription anung the American residents arc held up at Maravatio by Oarranza forc es and at Tultentingo by the Zapata forces. Repeated efforts to induce the authorities here to per mit this food to be brought into the city have been unavailing Red Cross officials declared that unless relief conies soon the situation mav become uncontrolable. Prictieally all sem blance of central authority has dis appeared. President Chazarro of the convention government, a Villa ad herent, is only nominally in control of the situation, the real rulers beins the military chieftains and the com mittee of public health, the latter be ing fashioned after the French revolu tionary organization. Yesterday's session of the conven tion broke up in on uproar because a socialist member gave warning that starvation would force American in tervention. There is much disorder from brawls. uok for Improvement WASHINGTON. July 1J. With the occupation of Mexico City by the Carranza feirces under Gonzales, high officials of the United States look; hopef illy for an establishment of gov- j ernmc nt in that city and an unin- terrupted passage of relief supplies to the famine stricken population. Villa, heivvever. informed the Ameri can government his victorv over the Obregon troops south of Aguas Call - entes was most decisive and he has sent a large expeditionary force of cavalry which already threatens oh - regon s anel is communication with his base, j Aguas Calientes, in which they de pressing onward to within ajclare that Generals Obregon and Hill hundred miles of Mexicee City capturing all the towns between after l.eun and Irnpuatn. Several thousand well eepiipped men are in the flying column Villa has sent out under ome of his trust ed lieutenants. They are relying on the alleged shortage of ammunition In Obregon's -army and their abilitv to (Continued on Page Eight) LAWSON DENIED IS GIVEN (associated press dispatch! j TIUNIDAI), July 12. Denied a new trial in federal court. John R. Iav son, a prominent union official, eon victeel ef the murder of John Nimmo, a deputy sheriff, is tonight in a cell in the county jail. Judges Hillyer rjled there were not sufficient grounds for a retrial and that the defendant had been given a fair and impartial trial. Tavvson reiterated his innocence. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. Ijiw.wn was escorted to the jail by the sheriff and was accompanied by a number of local officials, "This ..is for me but the begin ning," said liiwson as he entered the jail "1 maintain I have broken no law, have committed no crime un less it be that I am a coal miner, honored by my fellow workers with their years eif confident faith and that my devotion will staml even this, the acid test for the maintenance of their principles. "My experience may help to awaken others to the living wrongs in our world." Unvson was convicted on May 3. Nimmo was killed near L,uclow on October 2a. 1!U4. Ivawson was sentenced to spend the lemainder of his life at hare! labor in the state penitentiary. When, ask ed by the court if he had any state ment to make before judgment wa. pronounced, Lawson rose and read a lengthy statement in which he main tained his innocence, charged he had been made a victim of corporation controlled prosecution and alleged that the trial through which he hael SEATTLE TIMES IS DEAD SKATTLK, July 12. Colonel Al den J. Blethen. editor and publish er of the Seattle Times tor nearly 2: years, died here today. He had been in poor health for several months. He was ;s yeans old. Blethen purchased the Times in lSlXi. He also owned much real estate in and about Seattle. His plans for the construction of a mo del newspaper office for the Times will be carried out. Before coming to Seattle Blethen was interested in the Kansas City Journal. VILLA DECREES HIS CURRENCY Moi Issued hv Villa Giv en Ai alue of Thirty Cents American Money for One Peso and Penalty At taches to Refusal. ASSOCIATED PBESS DISPATCH F.i, PASO, July 12. By an official dec ree meuiey issued by Yilia is giv en a value of thirty cents Ameri can money fur one peso in territory under his control. The actual pur chasing value- of a pesej haej dropped to three- cents. Imprisonment or heavy fine or both penalties by the' decree for refusal to s fixed accept the me ney at this value. The; steady depreciation of villas money has resulte-d in great incon- ! venienee and seiine actual suffering since the incomes of thousands of v.aL-e earners have rim increased in : prevention to the depreciation while prices of e-ommeniities. (specially irn-' ported stuffs, have been cpiotcd in i gold values or about thirty time-s that i of the gold value in Villa's currency. Arrivals fretm Chihuahua, and oth-. er places south of the frontier de- I ciare the siteiatiem arising from j shortage of fooeistuffs is becoming j more serious, and unless relieveel. ! will become acute within a few i weeks. j Jus' what the military situation is ' south of Aguas Calientes is not ; known here. Agents for both Villa! and Canan.a claim that Aguas Ca!-i lentes if- in possession of their i forces Claims of the Carranza agents i are not up ported by eleiails but I those of Villa's age nts are I by accounts of fighting supported j south of ' are retreating after heavy losses. A report that gained some cred ence was that Villa had evacuated Aguas Calientes, and arrived at Chi- i huahua but George Carothers. spe- I cial representative of the state de- I partment. tele-graphed friends hero j that he hael arrived at Chihuahua. and was leaving for Torreon, from j Continued on Page Fourl NEW TRIAL LIFE SENTE passed had been "a travesty on jus tice." faring the reading of his state ment Lawson was visibly affected and faltered more than once. With a few remarks to the defendant Judge Hillyer pronounced sentence. Attorney F. W. Clark, representing Lawson, asked for and was granted sixty clays in which to file a bill of exceptions and a thirty days stay of execution. Counsel also asked that pending action on an appeal by the .supreme court that the convicted man; be allowed to go on bond. This the court said could not be granted with authority taken to and the labor leader was the county jail. EDITOR OF w m ICE Roenigsberg In Jungle Destroyed By Monitors ASSOCIATED PRE3S DISPATCHl LONDON. July 12. The admiralt.v unoiinces that a German cruiser Koenigsberg, which last fall took ref uge from the British fleet in Rufiji River, German Kast Africa, has been totally wrecked by Rritish river mon itors. The British casualties were four killed and six wounded. The announcement says that two monitors attacked the cruiser on July 4 after aeroplanes had accurate ly located the Koenigsberg. The Germans replied immediately, firing 7M THINKS W VICTIM PAKANOA I i Eminent Alienist. (Jives His Opinion on Direct Jvxaii'. ination Thaw Suf ferine; from Paranoia or Consti tutional Inferiority. A DM ITS DOESN'T KNOW MEANING Oh (.'' iss-Examination Says Term Is New One and lb: Fsed It Because lie Con sidered It Qmte Applica ble to Th;,w's Case. ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH j N K W YORK, J..;- 12 Dr. Austin j Flint, an alienist, teMifying at the ' tri.il to test the s-.niy of Harry K. I Tl'iW, gav e an -Mi'iion on direfct e '. animation thut Thaw was suffering ;fioin paraijeiia. a constitcuonal in ' fcfiority with a paranoiac trend. Op. crej--y-examinntlen he said he did not 'know what "c.uis'itotioiial inferior ' i t y ' ' meant, but I'e had used the tern:, which he described as being new, be cause ho thought it applicable. An ;sv.ering JuJge Hendti'-ks' inquiry a-' I to her.v the 'ayman could determiii'' i whether 'I haw V!!s paranoiac, tiir; 'witness thought the layman wool. I ! have to make choice "between whose alienist they would believe.'' John Stanchfii Id, chief counsel for I Thaw, eoi.lenued tt.eru hail been tes -tin.oi.v to show that Tiaw lived a r.ormai life in New i iainishire after l.i-s escape fro. n .-laiteawan. Flint declared this was not inconsistent with his theory thai Thaw was ; paranoiac. "Has 1'h iw show n any evidence of paranoia here in court'.'' asked Slanchfield. 'I don't thin!; he has." Flint re plied. "Only to ice he does not n : like a. sane man." The doc-tor went on to explain he eli 1 not think Thaw was a "perse ciiicel paranoiac." but declared he had 'elusions of persecution. In this dis ease, he aJeled. the delusions change from year to year. 'Rut there were no indications of this while he was on the stand at this trial?" stanchfield asked. "No indication that would he evi eier.t from what he said." the witness replied. ' If you didn't know his hitory." Jutiee llerulrick interrv.-itcd. 'would you think him a paranoiac from ihe indications he has given here'.'" "No." Dr. Flint answered. Dr. Hint, as alienist, has been iden tified will: several pervious proceed ings agaim-t ami instituted on behalf of the siaver of Stanford White. He told the cioss-examiner he was a member of the American Medi'.o Psychole'gioa! society, which promul gated a rule that it was improper for a physician who has acted as an expert to become a witness in thV sa'iie case. Then, in reply to ques tions, he said he had frequently been in conference with attorneys for th state, and that Dcputv Attorney Gen eral Cook wa.-. at his home last night. Accorciint? to Flint, Thr.w is rot end never w.is suffering from mani acal depressive insanity. The alienist iei-lared that if he hael been sent to Matteawan for that he was incarcer ated for an ailment he did not pos sess. He said he did not consider a paranoiac curable. Flint was the only witnefl stoday. His examination will be resumed to morrow. WATCH FOR SUBMARINES " (associated press dispatch VANCOfVKR. July 12. The ma rine e'ep.yrtment of Canada apparent ly taking precautions against depre dations by German submarines, is sued the following notice: "Mastei.' of all vesseTs navigating Canadian waters are warned as to the neces sity of keeping a sharp lookout, and i reporting anv suspicious craft they .mav sight. Smull fishing and const - 1 ing vessels are particularly urged to report any such craft to the nearest customs office at once for transmission by telegraph on the east coast to the cartain charge Halifax dock yard, and on the west coast to the superintendent Kse;uimalt dock yard." at the salvos with five guns with accuracy and rapidity. The Monitor Mersey was hit twice, and four were killed and wounded bv one shell. After more thun six hours fighting the cruiser burst in to .flames. The Koenigsberg contin ued to fire intermittently for a while and then stopped. The ship was not totally destroyed in the first en gagement, but the destruction was completed on July 11. The attack was most difficult on account of the position of the. cruiser in the jungle.