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Four Days and Four Nights
Germans Have Continued
Terrific Assaults Against
French Positions.
LOSSES SINCE BATTLE
BEGAN ARE 400,000
Crown Prince Suddenly Shifts
Attack From West Bank
of Meuse to East Fol
lowing Repulse.
Initriintloriil New orvi':
PAKIS. June 2. Fifty thousand
men. some of them fresh troops,
were 1 1. sett by the Germans in their
renewed assaults against the French
line between Vaux and Thiaiimont
farm, northeast of Verdun, it is
stated in dispatcher from the tront
to-lay.
For four days and four nights the
Germans have been attacking on
the Verdun front, delivering sledge
hammer blows i ii one side of he
Meuse and then on the other, says
the Peho de Paris.
The-s-3 massive attacks hae in
variably been preceded by an in
creased violence in the artillery lire,
which never died out entirely.
That the crown prince is anxious
to leach a decision on the Verdun
battlefield without any further delay
is made evident by the increased
pressure which the Teutons are ex
erting. With fresh troops, reinforce
ments of heavy suns und vas sup
plies of ammunition, the Oci'.nans
are pounding away muri! vigorously
now than at any other time sine the
tirst days of the battle in February,
suddenly Shift Plan.
The sudden shift of the German
assaults from the western bank of
the Meu.se to the eastern side of the
river followed the check administer
ed by the French when the Germans
tried to take Ch ittancourt by storm.
The failure ot" the Germans to break
through the French lines south of
Minderes and occupy Chattancourt
upset their plan of battle and in ad
dition it entailed losses which were
seriously felt.
The Matin states that the German
losses since th battle opened on
Feb. 21 must he at least 400.000
men in killed, wounded and prison
ers. These losses have beeil heavier
during the past fortnight of fighting
than at any other time since the
Teutons were attacking around Fort
Douaumont in the first two weeks
of the engagement.
French guns have taken a heavy
toll, but the heaviest, losses have
bt-en inflicted by the machine guns.
Most of the casualties on the French
side have resulted from the inces
sant shelling of the Germans.
Cannonade I'or - Hour..
The cannonade of tun tire which
preceded Thursdav's attacks east of
the Meuse was uninterrupted for 2
hours. All the time the Germans
kept not only the first but the sec
ond line trenches under tire, drench
ing the French positions with tons
of steel. Pomeranians troops were
sent forward when the tire slack
ened, debouching from Chauffour
wood?, but were mowed down in
great numbers by Frencji puns
masked behind Cole De IVoide and
Hill No. "20. Fa en harder was the
hammer blow which was trink
simultan ousiy against the French
tifiub.es in Caillette wood and south
of 'hapitre wood. The object of
thi-e assaults was to give the Ger
im.iT. poss"vs;.n of Fleury. south of
Th:auni"nt farm and less than a
:i.i!e from Fort Souville. one of the
w-tKs defending Verdun on the
liortbe.tst.
After a heroic combat the French
tired to their supporting trench's
ab r.g a front or' l.Hro yards Where
the struggle is in progress now. If
the Germans had been successful in
t:.ir hrt line rushes they would
l.ie endangered the whole line of
the French nc.theast of Verdun.
I'ar From lAhauMion.
The Kassians and Pritish will
s'ti launch offensive movements
"hili will compel the Germans to
b'os-n their pressure at Verdun. Hut
the bittb. s. far as it has proceed
ed, l-.is t.iU-lht the people of the al
l.e.l n.it:.. us tbat the Germans ale
far from exhaustion and that they
can strike Mows now which are
tv.'ily as vi'onais a those driven
borne during the t-ariy dav.s of the
Vv a r.
i'rogn-s for both the French and
Germans was announced in the of
:ivVl ommuniq'.e i-v-uci at noon by
tiie French war cthce.
In aur ttes wood the Freru h
ilic - fur ward, advancing tlitir lincs.
W. H. HEIN
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POLICE SEARCH
Postal Employe Last Seen
Thursday Morning on
Way to Work.
"Well. Jack. I've pot just two min
utes to get to work, so good bye."
William Heinrich. 40 years old.
made this remark to his friend, John
Koran, shortly before 10 o'clock
Thursday morning as the two stood
talking i t the corner of Washington
;.v. and N. Main st. He then started
toward the postoftiee. where he has
hern employed for the past 14 years.
He was due at work at 10 o'clock.
Heinrich has not been seen since he
said farewell to Doran.
Friends and relatives have called
upon the police to aid in the search
for Heinrich, whose disappearance
confronts the authorities with one
of the most complex mysteries of
this character with which they have
had to deal for several years. Hein
rich was a sober man and noted
anions? his fellow employes for his
i imI ustrious habits. He was in good
health and from all that can he
b arned was not in a despondent
mood other than a. slight agitation
over the illness of his wife, who has
not been feeling well during the past
few days.
One man says he is certain he saw
Heinrich going west n Jefferson
blvd. i'ometime between 10 and 11
o'clock Thursday morning. Search
cf every part of the city has been
made by the police, while friends
and relatives have scoured the
country roads for miles in each di
rection in hopes of locating the miss
ing man.
.Mori l'ricnd at 0:30.
Doran met Heinrich about 9:i0
o'clock Thursday morning near the
corner of .. Michigan and st. and
C'olfn:-: a v. The two are old friends
and Doran walked down the street
with Heinrich. They talked of va
rious things and Heinrich mention
ed that his wife was not feeling well.
After talking for a short time in
front of the 11 rand Leader store on
Vv. Washington av, Heinrich made
the remark that he must get to work.
There his trail ends as far as can
be learned.
Heinrich is well known in Eolith
Pend, having lived here for many
years. He has been connected with
the postotfiCe in various capacities
since he was L'tJ years old, and is a
member of several fraternal organ
izations, including the P.. P. O. P.,
Foresters and Tribe of Pen-Hur.
Xo theory for the disappearance
of Heinrich can be advanced by
friends or relatives. He left his home
at Ö0ä . laldy st., shortly after J
o'clock Thursday morning, apparent
ly in his usual mood.
Had IWen Working Hard.
Heinrich had been working ex
ceedingly hard daring the past few
weeks, according to friends and rel
atives. He has been studying during
his spare hours for an examination
which meant promotion for 1dm. He
started to take the examination but
after .cuing half way through it. he
came unable to continue. He was
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KEEP OUT OF RANGE
Gen. Pershing Reported to
Have Used Plain Language
With Gen. Gavira.
Inteniatb'iril News Scrvce :
El j PASO. Texas. June L'. Prig.
Gen. John J. Pershing, commander
of the Fnited States forces in Mex
ico, is reported to have served ro
tice upon Jen. Gavira. the Mexican
commander, that Mexican soldiers
mut not approach within sun range
of the American lilies of communi
cation. This precautionary measure,
it was stated, was decided upon even
before Gen. Garranza. the tirst chief
of the contitutionalists. sent his
threatening note to the Fnited
States demanding the immediate
withdrawal of the American forces
from Mexican sod.
l-itest reports from ('asas Grandes
Were that the -onferepee between
Gen. Javira and (Jen. Pershini; was
in progress.
The belief aloiii; the border
amounts practically to a certainty
that the Fnited States troops will
remain in Mexico.
It is understood that withdrawal
of the punitive expedition was not
discussed at the Pershing-Gavira
meeting, although the lispo.-ition of
American and Mexican Patrol forces
was MUtidertd.
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ST. PAI'L. Minn. I-ouis Warren Hill, who by the death of hiss
father. James J. HIF. will succeed io the largest railroad properties in
the world, has been for several yer.rs; president of the Great Northern
railroad, and as such nominal head of all the Hill interests.
He is the second so ij of James J. Hill, 44 years old, and in addition
to his natural aptitude ?or business, has found time to paint passably
good oils, olay the violin, operate automobiles, become a hunter, fisher
man and a story teller of reputation.
RUIN BLOWN OFF
TRUCKS, 21 HURT
Wabash Passenger Derailed
Near Pontiac by Se
vere Windstorm.
International News Service:
PONTIAC, HI.. June 2. Twenty
persons were injured, one prolmbly
fatally. when the Wabash system's
Chicago-. Louis fast, mail train
was blown from the tracks one mile
south of S-auncmin, at 2 o'clock this
morning, by one of the most severe
wind storms that has visited central
Illinois in years. The accident oc
curred in a deep cut.
The cut kept the cars from over
turning and causing loss of life. The
engine, combination baugaee and
smoking car and four coaches were
blown from the track. A Pullman
sleeper crashed through the smoking
car, literally tearing it to pieces. It
was in that car that the most in
juries to passengers occurred, the
other Pullmans remaining on the
track.
One woman was thrown through a
car window a distance of 20 feet and
received no further injuries than a
few scratches. A heavy deluge of
rain occurred following the accident
and the passengers who rushed from
the cars were drenched.
H. H. Marsh, a farmer residing
near the s-cene. mounted his horse
and rode to Saunemin. giving the
tirst news of the accident to the
railroad officials; wrecking crews
were sent to the scene from Forest
and Decatur, a special was made up
at Decatur carrying doctors and
nurses and rushed to the scene.
The injured were taken to Forest
later.
TO CHOOSE CHAIRMAN
Mih. C'oinmilUv to Arrangv Demo
c-rallc Convention Mcvt.
ST. L.OFIS. June 2. Selection of
a temporary chairman for the dem
ocratic convention and arranging
preliminaries were the jobs con
fronting tllsllb-, olllllWttee on ;ir
rangements Afh- democratic na
tional committee at a meeting here
today. Members of the committee
are said to favor the selection of
either Sen. William J. Stone of Mis
souri or ex-Gov. Martin Glynn of
New York.
The various committees on eats.
entertainments. decorations. etc..
will make report?.
No meeting of the national com
mittee is &w&4Jultd before Jjne 12.
Head of Hill Interests
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TO DELAY REPLY
TO CARRANZA
Mexican Note Not Likely to
be Answered Before
Week or 10 Days.
WASHINGTON, June 2. There is
no likelihood that the Mexican note
will be answered before a week or
10 days. This became apparent to
day both in the state department
and eapitol circles. The announce
ment at the white house yesterday
that the troops will not be with
drawn from Mexico despite Car
ranza's insolent and incessant de
mands, is thought sultlcient to per
mit both the American people and
the' Mexicans to know the adminis
tration's intentions.
Olticials admit Carranza has play
ed a trump card in raising the ques
tion of American politics in his vol
uminous communication. Put it is
known the administration is deter
mined not to have its hands forced.
And so it has been decided that the
republicans in their convention in
Chicago next week will not have
the American reply to Carranza as a
basis for a Mexican plank in tiie re
publican platform this year. Such
a document in the hands of repub
licans critics. Mr. Wilson's advisers
explain, would serve the ready in
spiration for the attack which the
convention is sure to level at the
present administration's entire Mex
ican policy.
WUhoii Out of Town.
Pres't W.i n is out of town today.
He is attend: :.g the graduating exer
cises at the naval academy. His
advisers take the position that there
is not sufficient time between now
and next week to frame a reply to
so lengthy a document as the late-it
Mexican note. k
The president plans personally to
answer the note. It is certain there
is in store a sharp rebuke for Gen.
Carranza when the president sets
himself to the task of replying to
the present communication. The
president's political advisers believe
that Carranza has lent himself and
such intluence as he has. deliberate
ly to embarrass the administration
at the -i cry time Mexican discussion
is most unwelcome. Many observer
believe the forthcoming answer will
mark the end of the friendly cor
respondence which hitherto has en
sued between Carranza and Pres't
Wilson. In the future these observ
ers believe the administration will
have 'to a ace the Mexican facts
s,uarely and that this attitude will be
assumed in ."orthcominu correspond
ent: v.
RIOTING AND LOOTING
AMONG CARRANZISTAS
Official Ilrports 1 Invited ly V. S.
Army Officers of Trouble?
at Villa Ahiimada.
International News Servi-e :
COLUMBLV, N. M., June 2. Riot
ing and looting among soldiers of
the Carranza garrison at Villa Aha
mada, east of Casas Grandes, on the
Mexican Central railroad, was offi
cially reported to army officials here
today. Along with the report came
a statement that Gen. Gavira has as
sured Gen. Pershing at their confer
ence that he can control his troops.
Following the conclusion of jester
day's conference, new supplies of
food stuffs -were ordered sent from
here to the troops below the line,
indicating that the American forces
will not be withdrawn, at least for
some time. Big automobile tractors
with caterpillar wheels are being
tried out here preparatory to mak
ing the long trip southward after
the rainy season sets in.
TV0 PAY PENALTY AT
SING SING, WAITE SLEEPS
flottier of Youth Kxeoutcd lor
Murdering: His Tnole Kcvps
Vigil Outside Prison.
International News Service:
OSSINING, N. V.. June 2.
Scarcely a hundred yards from the
prison entrance at Sine Sing a pathetic-looking
woman kept a soli
tary vigil today while her son was
being shocked to death in the elec
tric chair. The woman was Mrs. C
Hensing, mother of Itoy Champlain,
who paid the state's claim for the
murder of his uncle. Henry McGhee,
in Wellsville, a year ago.
When the witnesses for the ex
ecution began to arrive she asked
where the death chamber was.
When its location was pointed out
she started in its direction until
Father Cashin, the prison chaplain,
returning from the prison, gently
told her that her son was de id.
John Fupe, convicted of murder
ing an Italian groceryman in Nassau
county, was also put to death.
Dr. Arthur Warren Waite, under
sentence to meet the same fate, slept
calmly during the nisht. He was
the only one of the doomed men in
the chamber who slept.
HOUSE PREPARES TO
RUSH NAVAL MEASURE
Appropriation Hill Likely to ho Lau
by Night o rilibustcr
IMdont.
International News Service:
WASHINGTON, June 2. With
practically all of the important parts
of the measure also considered, the
house today rushed through the re
mainder of the naval appropriation
bill in order to register the final vote
before adjournment tonight. No sign
of an attempt to hamper the house
in its burst of speed was shown on
either side.
It is not. expected that the meas
ure will pass before eight or nine
o'clock tonight. Separate roll calls
requiring 4 0 minutes each will )e
demanded on the increase of CO sub
marines over the number carried in
the bill and the increase of the ap
propriation for aircraft, both of
which amendments were written into
the measure by the sitting as the
committee of the whole. Roll call
votes will be taken also on the re
publican amendment t. strike from
the bill the provision for tailing an
international court at the conc lusion
of the war, and several less import
ant amendments.
OF POLAR EXPEWTIOH
Sir Earnest Shackelton Dis
covers 200 Miles of
New Coast Line.
International News Servce:
LONDON, June 2. Moving pic
tures have been given a permanent
place in the realms of scier.ee by
Sir Ernest .Shaekleton. the famous
Pritish explorer, who has just ar
rived at Port Stanley, in the Falk
land islands, from the Antarctic
continent. Moving picture records
were taken of the adventurous trip
In the south polar regions and will
be exhibited before the Koyal Geo
graphical society and other scien
tific bodies.
Further details of the Shackleton
expedition are contained in late
messages received from Port Stan
ley. While Sir Frnest failed in his
original intention to cross the Ant
arctic continent, hi." trip was not
wholly unsuccessful. Among the
achievements was the discovery of
200 miles of new coast line, which
lias been named Cairds coast, com
plete hydroraphioal survey of the
Weddell sea r.nd important biolog
ical records.
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Campaign Managers For
''Favorite Son'' Confer on
Means of Heading Off
Boom For Justice.
ROOSEVELT MEN READY
TO MEET COMMITTEE
Whether Colonel Will be Can
didate in Case Republicans
Turn Him Down Still
Big Question.
THE SPHINX SPEAKS!
1 1 IT IT'S ONLY A W1I1SPKR
WASHINGTON, June 2. Jus
tice Charles E. Hughes today
authorized a statement that
there is no man ri-prescntlrff
him at Chicago or anywhere
else in connection "With the
Hughes boom for the repub
lican nomination for the presi
dency. Lawrence H. Green. Justice
Hughes' private secretary, said:
"Justice Hughes authorizes
the following statement:
" 'It is perfectly well known
that Justice Hushes has no rep
resentative at all.' "
Mr. Green declined to make
further comment.
International News Servce:
CHICAGO, June 2. The real ef
fort to curb the constantly growing
Hughes strength began today. .Man
agers of the campaigns of "favorite
sons" conferred in an effort to
"count noses" and decide whether
they would be able to head off the
nomination of the justice without at
the same time encountering a Roose
velt movement that miyht get be
yond, control.
Upon these conferences depends
the entire program of the so-called
"Old Guard." They recognize that
the situation is very delicate. If
Hughes is eliminated most of his
strength will go into the Poosevelt
camp. And this is the one thing
that the majority of the old time
leaders, including the men who four
years ago made the nomination of
Taft possible, fear mo.t.
Meanwhile the Poosevelt men
were getting ready to do business
with the members of the republican
national committee. Their efforts
for the present are confined to the
work being done by George W. Per
kins and John W. McGrath, secre
tary to Col. Poosevelt. They have
conferred with a number of the re
publican leaders and have made it
plain that they will not accept
Hughes. He is the most obnoxious
of the candidates so far mentioned,
they say, and they very frankly
claim that if it seems certain that
he is to be the nominee they may
r.ot be able to control their forces.
In the event that the Hughes
strength crystallizes by the early part
of next week, they say, there is a
strong possibility that the ultra
radical element :n attendance on the
progressive convention which will
meet in the Auditorium' theater, will
take the bit in its teeth and go ahead
and nominate the colonel without
waiting for the republicans to show
their hands.
To this argument the republican
(CONTINUKD ON PACK NINE.)
Two Killed, Many
Missing as Train
Goes Into Stream
International .Veivi Serri.-e:
WATERLOO. Iowa, June 2.
Two women were killed, live others
and several chillren are believed to
have been drowned and about 20
passengers injured early today when
northbound Pock Island train No.
19 plunged into a swollen creek 3.',
miles north of here. A bridge over
what is known as Dry Hun creek
gave way. Its understructure had
been weakened :y rains.
Ali the drowned are believed to
have been in the day coach, which
was completely submerged. Podles
of two women have been recovered
and a wrecking crew is dragging the
creek for others.
One of the bodies has been identi
fied as that of Mrs. Van Vliet of
Traer. Iowa. The other body is
that of a woman about 4 5 years old
and stilt ib unicentitied.
G HS TODAY
LATEST
in the News World
coxrrJtHxer, irsDs.
International News Servce:
EL 1AaSO, TexLS, June 2.
The conference between Gen.
Pershing and Gen. Gavira has
ended, and Gavira is starting
back northward, according to of
hcial dispatches received by
. Juarez officials today. The dis
patches contained no mention of
the results of the conference.
PASS IvKllX RESOLUTION.
International News Service:
WASHINGTON, June 2. The
senate today unanimously
adopted Sen. Kern's resolution
directing tho secretary of state
to make inquiry through con
sular enicials as to the safety
of Americans in tho revolution
ary zone In Ireland and to as
certain what tdeps. if any, ar
necessary to safeguard their
lives.
BULGARIANS BOMBARDED
Two Cities Attacked by Aeroplanes
ot Allies.
Int1 rnation.nl News Servee:
SALONIKI, June 2. Fighting be
tween Pulgrarian and Greek soldiers
near Demir Hissar, in Greek Mace
donia, and the bombardment of two
Bulgarian citie's by allied aeroplanes
was announced today by the mili
tary authorities. The cities shelled
were Petrieh and Porto Iagos. In
the latter city an ammunition depot
was blown up.
The Bulgarian line now extends
from Radovon, Pulievo and lxjutra
through Vetrina, Iiamna and llaJ
jibeilik. RELATIONS STRAINED
International News Service:
ROMF, June 2. Relations be
tween Bulgaria and Greece have
been tralned almost to the break
ing point by the occupation of three
forts on Greek soil by Bulgarian
troops. Dispatches received here
today stated that the followers of
M. Venizelos, the former premier,
aro in the ascendancy and that their
demands that Greece enter the war
on the side of the allies are becom
ing more insistent. Political condi
tions throughout the Greek kingdom
are turbulent and at some points aro
assuming revolutionary character.
Indiana's Managers Deny He
Would Consider Vice Pres
idency With Colonel.
International News Xervre:
CHICAGO, June 2. The out
standing developments of the day in
the ranks of the republican leaders
was a sharp denial from the man
agers of the presidential boom of
Charles W. Fairbanks of Indiana,
that he would agree to run for vice
president on a ticket headed by Col.
Poosevelt. At the same time the
managers for former Sen. Hurton
denied that he would throw his
strength to Poosevelt if convinced
that he could not win, in return for
a cabinet position.
For the tirst time the plan of cam
paign of the Poosevelt torces was in
the open. It comprised an elabo
rate plan of trading and compro
mise that was certain to force con
sideration. The suggestion came di
rectly from men close to the pro
gressive camp that if the republi
cans would accept the colonel as
their presidential candidate h
would agree to the nomination of
Charles W. Fairbanks as his running
mate and would take care of lClihu
Root and Theodore Purton in his
cabinet.
The Fairbanks and Purton peoplo
sharply rejected the sutrKestion.
Managers for Mr. Fairbanks, after
talking with Indianapolis over the
telephone, declared with a display
cf heat that under no circumstances
would they agree to any su h ar
rangement. "Mr. Fairbanks is a candidate for
pr- ident and for no other ottice,"
declared the authorized denial. "He
already has been vice president and
there would be no additional honor
In holding the office once more.
"The name of Mr. Fairbanks will
be presented to this convention for
the no'mination of president and it
will be kept in the race until a
choice is made, and the managers of
Mr. Fairbanks feel confident that ho
will be the nominee."
KILLIID AT PLYMOUTH.
International New Serve:
PLYMOUTH. Ind.. June 2. Aden
F. Clark. IS years old, was instantly
killed last ni-'ht while attempting to
cress the tracks of th- Pennsyl
vania railroad n hid motorcycle
tthajad of x fa.cl txaiu.
FAIRBANKS NOT TO
JOIN ROOSEVELT
TEUTONS ill
BIGGES
L BATTLE
Engagement Between Skager
rack and Horn Riff Begins
on May 31 and
Lasts 24 Hours.
TWO GERMYJ SHIPS
SUNK, ONE MISSING
Balance of Fleet Returns to
Pert After Rescuing Many
From Sinking Enemy
Vessels.
International New Service:
LONDON, June 2. Ten Prit
ish warships were sunk in ar
engagement with the Onnar
high seas fleet off .Jutland oa
Wednesday.
The Pritish admiralty gave,
out a statement t his afternoon
reporting the sea action.
The battle cruisers Queen
Mary, Indefatigable and Invimi
ble and the cruisers Defence
and Plack Prince were de
stroyed. The cruiser Warrior was dis
abled and had to be abandoned
by her crew.
The destraycrs Tipperary,
Turbutent, Fortune, Sparrow
Hawk and Ardent were sunk.
International Ncni Service:
PKPL1N (via Sayville wirr'e-.-o,
Juno 2. The destruction cd' mor
than nine Pritish warships by a 'ler
man lleet in one of the bigge-t naval
battles fought since the war bewail
wfc.i announced today by the ;,-r-
man admiralty.
The tight took place between tho
Skagerrack and Horn Pi!!". Tw.i
German men of sar are known to)
have been sunk and a third is miss
ing. The Pritish ships whk h were sunk:
to the bottom were the battleship
Warsprite, the battle cruisers eju'eii
Mary and Indefatigable, two armor
ed cruisers apparently of tic Ach
illes type, a sin;il cruiser, the Ti:rn
banant, Nc.st on and Abaster (un
classed), a number of torpedo b'-tt.
destroyers and a submarine.
The battle bean on the morning;
of May "1 and raced lor 24 P. ours.
During the day the German cruiser
Wisbaden was sunk by gun hre and
during the nicht lighting the battle
ship Pommerain was torpedoed.
Warship Mining.
The German warship Fran I'n
lob is missing and is believed to hn
been sunk.
Tho balanee of the fleet returned
to port.
This is the ;uf time the Gerrn.ui
hich seas fleet has been engnped. It
went forth to Cive battle as soon .n
scouts reported th- presence of th
Pritish fleet.
Skagerrack, near which body of
water the engagement was fought,
lies at the southern extremity of
Norway and Sweden.
The following is the text of tho
official report of the admiralty:
"During an enterprise directed
northward our high seas fb-et e-:i
May 31 encountered the roai:i par',
of the Pritish lighting fleet, which
was cor.-siderably superior to our
forces. During the afternon. be
tween Skagerrack and Horn Piff. a
heavy engagement occurred, which
was successful for us. It continued
throughout the whole night. In th.ii
engagement, so far as known by us
at present, e destroyed the larco
Pritish warship Warsprite, the bat
tle cruisers tjuecn Mary and Inde
fatigable, two armored crui.-a-rs ap
parently of the Achilles type, o::o
small cruiser, the Turnbanan:, Nes
tor, Akaster. a larce number of tor
pedo boat destroyers and one sub
marine. Ian Ship Damaged.
"Py obser v atior. s which were frco
and citar. it nas stated that a larr
number of Fnrlish battleships s jf
feied damage from oar .ships ar. I
attacks of our torpedo boat üotilb-.s
during the day's ri?;uv-!:iT.t a?: I
during the night.
"Among others was the large Kc
tleship Marlborough. That Is was bit
by a torpedo was tor.hrmrd by pris
oners. vera I of our ships r s n d
many of the sunken Fr.irli-h ship-.
crews. There wre or.! t.vo sur
vivors of the Ir.def.it:..! If.
" n our side the sn.ab ru:-er
Wasbaden was s ink by the ho.-i:a
fire during the day's er:gucemT.t.
and his majey' nhip I'omn;'run
durir.c the tight, by a torpedo.
'"The fate of hi.s niaS sty.v sh:;
Frau Fnlob and some of o .:r Tor
pedo boats, which haw r . t return
ed, is r.ot k now n.
"The high sea Ik-el toJa; return J,
to uur port-"
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