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SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1914
PRICE TWO CENTS
ON TEAIN8 AND NEWS
STANDS FIVE CENTO
AND 281 WOUNDED
BY GERMAN RAIDERS
Victims Were Mostly Women
and School Boys-Many
Wounded Will Die
HEAVY FOG ASSISTS
VESSELS TO ESCAPE
Wave of Anger Sweeps Over
Country and Everywhere
Men Flock to Enlist
(By Ed. L. Keen.)
1.o;nloii, Dec. 17. Culm, dcailly an
ger was the prevailing sentiment
throughout Kngliiiid toduy, following
.V ednesdny 's mill by Gorinuu cruisers
on tin' east const.
The Oorinnn vessels' escape, which
was tendered comparatively easy, ac
cording to the ailrni rulty " statement,
by the mist which hini); over the North
son, was n subject of deep regret. Nev
ertheless, it was declared the incident
wonl.l lHit In" permitted to interfere
with tho mi v v nml war offices' broad
plans for the general campaign.
Latent lists placed the inmiliei' f
hilled by the bombardment of flic
towns of llnitlepool, Scarborough and
Whitby at 7.i civilians ami seven sol
diers and of the wounded at '-H7 ci
vilians and 14 soldiers.
The soldiers were in the Ilur'jlepool
fortress, at the month of the River
Teen, where the only shots were fired
in response to the (Icrmaii bumbnrd
iiieiit. Women and Children Victims.
At llnitlepool the majority of the
victims were women and children, in
cluding 15 Schoolboys, hilled.
Mnny of the wonided, it was said,
would (lie. Some were hit by frug
incuts of shells; others were crushed
under the fulling ruins of houses which
the. German guns -demolished,
Tito Loudon ami provincial newspa
pers were a unit today in supporting
the government 's determination not to
permit the attack to result in any re
disposition of the Uritish laud and sea
forces, which might, it was admitted,
ineiin a more effectual protection of
the const against such isolated attacks
as Wednesday, but must Interfere with
the, main campaign for the kaUer's
After th first excitement incidentnl
to the bombardment liml subsided, the
fit ill served to boom enlistments in the
lioinbnriled tcwus. Two lioure follow
J u tr the shelling 411 men had volunteered
from a single factoiy nt Scarborough.
In i number of instances volunteers and
begun to uppenr at the recruiting of
fices while the bombardment was still
Hartlepool Buffers Most.
Thinughnut Yirkshiro especial Indig
nation was expressed nt the damage
none to the nniiov at Whitbv
Hciirliornuuli reported IS killed at
that place, including eight women and
three children. Juiin Hall, n man of
tli, was one of the victims.
The wounded at the snine place were
idaced nt 1.10. Of these ..l.rhr were
women or young girls, twrt were little
boys and on') was a nan of 70,
The killed at Hartlepool numbered
nml the wounded I In. One entire
family of eight perished when their
house wns struck by a shell.
Two were killed niol two wounded nt
The dead soldiers in llnitlepool fret-n-ss
included n lieutenant mid tlx
Nnvnl experts expressed astonish,
lnoiit at the skill shown by the f!er
man pilots In thriiKiing the const mine
fields with the German ciuiscis,
Concerning the number
which took part In the raid there was
still some cm I lit-t in no, mints, hut:' , " , , ?,' ,,
the lestlmonv of majority f nhsorv 'T1 '"''i',""1"" f"r (""' r',m,l,l,"n
ers indicated that there were seven, !',' "" T i 'V ?Tr. fZl" ""'
i , , the event and tor jolliliciitioti, The ex-
T1IE WAR LIKE UP.
t,well as members from tifur and theit
Knglniul. Ksoiipo admitted of Gel- families nnd friends, nml the program
iii-iii i misers raiding east const; killed ', ruiu lndod by the rending of coin
bv !,iiiiibaidineiit placed at S2; wound- j m, mirations froni nbsent members, and
ed, LM; mines in l-.nglish wnteis sink the "tititonmtlc roll rnll." The proline-,
stcamsiiips. f(rnm fu, rlered, follows;
France and llclgiinn, Artillery and , Address of welcome George II. llttr
Infantry busy tilling entire lines; steady nell.
gains clnimeil by ulli
but den led by
tlci'iunnv. Kniser 's health inn
Hit. ln. Slavs roiiil'mcing Polish
niitiy; Turks clnini Miecese in Trans-cnuciisin.
Austria. liiiinrtntit gnin claimed ry Seliult.
ngninst tuiaiis In Gnlieiu; (ruining ', Address I.. 1. lfuirington.
ship Beethoven sunk bv mine and on-, Selection Mule quartette; llr. II. C.
dot crew lost. ' ' F.pley, Fred Met., S, K. Wolfe. C, F.
S tv la. Mi.ihnl Austrian prisoners Know land,
claimed. Address F. T. Wrlglitniuti.
Argentina, Gerniun cruiser Dresden Duet Violin nnd iiitiiio; Master Guy
ri' I mi 1 1 1, 1 slink bv British cimscr Gins. 111. Albin nnd Miss Hulh Feck,
gow ; Gorman nruied steamship i'ntngo.j Address W. T. Williams,
inn reported captured by Atgentiue Coiniiiiiiiirhtiiiiis from absent mem
ertiifot Piteyrrodoti on cltsige of v io- , ber.
Inline Argentine neutrality. I Atitomntle roll call.
Manager Hyland Says Work
Is Well Along and Fine
Oregon is to have exhibits in the
agricultural, horticultural anil educa
tional palaces, foods, varied industries,
fine and liberal arts departments at
the I'annma-J'ncifie exposition, which
opens in San Francisco next year, and
that some excellent and highly credit
able exhibits ore being prepared to rep
resent this Btate is the assurance given
by Publicity Mnnager George M. Hy
land, of the Oregon exposition com
mission, who was in Salem yesterday
making arrangements for the assembly
and shipment of the furniture for the
All of the furniture for the Oregon
building at the exposition, which has
been completed and ready for occu
pancy, was manufactured by the stu
dents of the high schools of the stnte,
the Salem high having drafted the
pluns for most of it and made some
of the furniture, and it will nil be fin
ished during the holidays and shipped
to Portland, where it will be assembled
and shipped to San irancisca by
Air. Hyland says that the Willam
ette valley resource exhibit has been
assembled and packed and is now on
its way to the exposition; the livestock
exhibit, which is being arranged under
Hie supervision and in charge of Com
missioner C. L. Hawley, of McCoy, I'olk
county, will sron be ready to forward,
and a speciul building has been con
structed and equipped for the Oregon
tish and game exhibit, the ground di
mensions of which arc 2"ix!:'i0 feet, and
an excellent educational exhibit is be
ing prepared bv the slate fish and
Mr. 1 1 y In tut says that the depart
ments have all been organized nud that
the commission will go down to San
Fiuti'isco to tako charge nn or about
Destruction of Industries
Causes Suffering-Some at
Koine, Dee. 17. The llaliun govern
meni was admitted here today to have
under consideration plans for the in
itiation of extensive public works for
the mipluviueiit of the large number of
workiiigmen rendered idle by the Kit
ropcan war. t
In the past few days the situation,
which it would seem could not very
well have been overlooked by anyone,
has been brought empliiiticnlly to the
administration leaders' attention by
mills from roriniunlilc delegations
chosen at a series til' country-wide
gatherings to demand steps for the
It is conceded that n few lines of
industry have profited by the conflict
but the vast majority have beeu coin
pletely prostrated and a point has been
readied where great numbers of people
u," "my un cige oi siiuvu
Coupled with this tiado stagnation
there has been n vi.rv heavy rise In
ODD FELLOWS KEEP
"HOME COMING" DAY
, The iinnunl celebration of "Hume
Cuming" day wns fittingly observed
1 by ( hemckctn lodge ISo. i, of Snlein,
!tlie oldest Odd Follows organization In
J ho state, III their hull in the Odd I'd-
1 1... till .... 1.... !... .... I I.
lorclscs brought out a full nttcinliiucc
nl the linii I members of the order its
Response C. I., SteXnry.
Vocal duet " BrocKes of the Night''
Mrs. 11. W. Siinertil and Mrs. F. 1..
Address C. Ft. Mnores.
Mending Mrs. C. W. Neiincyer.
Violin solo "Berei-euse" Miss Mu
CAUSE Or DISASTER
Admiral Von Spee Steamed
Boldly Up Against Far
TOO LATE TO RETREAT
Put Up Gallant Fight and Even
Colliers Went Down Re
fusing to Surrender
Buenos Ay res Dec. 17. A mistaken
estimate of the'strength of Admiral
Sir Frederick Sturdee's war fleet was
what cost Admiral Count Von Spee his
life and the kaiser his cruisers Seharn
hoist, (Incise nan, 1eipsic and .Nurn
berg, with most of their crews, accord
ing to the story brought by the steam
ship Orisu which arrived" here toduy
with a full account of tho bnttlu off
the Falkland Islands.
The Uritish sqiiardon, it appears,
consisting of the battle cruisers in
vincible it nil Inflexible and the cruisers
Kent, Cornwall, Cninnvoii and Glnsgow
put into I'ort Stanley shoitly before
the engagement, for eonl. There they
fount the battleship (.'anopiis, guard
ing the Falkland island ports.
On the morning of December 8 the
smoke of Admiral Von Speo's cruisers
was sighted. They were coming it was
understood, from Robinson (husoes is
land to destroy the Port Stnnley wire
it was evident that Von Spee be
lieved the Uritish fleet included only
light cruisers, fur despita the fact that
he must have been nwaro of their pres
ence, he stenmed - straight toward
The Germans were within three
miles of Sturdee's squadron before, they
discovered the miter's strength.
It was then too Into for all the
kaiser's ships to cscuiio, ho the Schara-
horst (iiieisenuu uuil l.eipsic formed in
lute of battle, the Dresden and IS urn
berg remiiiniug at the rear, evidently
in the hope of getting nwav.
The l.eipsic was the first of the
German vessels sunk, the Glasgow
sending it to the bottom in short
Then the Uritish fire was centered
on the Schnriihiirst. It was on fire but
its gnus were still in action and re
fused to surrender. An hour after the
l.eipsic 's destruction it weut down,
bow foremost carrying Von Kpeo and
its men with it.
The following two hours the Gaels
eniitt continued the fight alone. It was
on fire mid nil its guns were silenced
when It. filially sank.
The Nurnberg was run down and
sunk SO miles from the scene of the
nut in engagement. The Carnarvon con
tinued the chnse of the Dresden for
hours before tho latter finally escaped,
owing to its superior upend.
Colliers Went Down Too.
The sinking of the German cruisers
left, the colliers which accompanied
I hem entirely unprotected. They re
fused to surrender nnd a few Uritish
shots scut them to join the sunken
The only Uritish ship which suf
fered any damage wns the Cornwall,
which was lilt below the water line,
but It was said its injury was not
Hritish losses were placed at eight
men killed nnd four wounded.
Of the crews of the four sunken Ger
man crafts, it wns said only I'l were
At the time the buttle began the
Uritish vessels hud not finished coal
Inif and were forced to go Into the on
giigemeni short, of fuel. While the
fight raited the crews chopped up theii
bunts, tore nut woodwork and used
every oilier combustible thing on tumid
to keep up steam.
Latest advice front Pnnla Arentis
!i id tluil. the caplnlii of the Dresden,
which toil in there lifter its escape uinl
subsequently left, rather thiin intern,
vvilli ii British cruiser In puisnit, know
how the buttle resulted, having iu- Loudon, De
terceptcd a wireless message which ' t ruining ship Hi
Slnnloe wns sonilinu. up by a mine
"II is nnlv necessary to add." hnivvas lost
coinmeiiled, "thut the British carried
Ml centimetre guns against our 21
1 ' '
BUKVIAINM OUT lU.UOU.
' Nlsh, Servin, Dec, 1 7. " Dm lug the'
battle of Tin lull, for possession of the
heights dominating Belgrade," nn
nniiticoil the wnr office heie today,,
"the Scrvlniis cnplured another lil.OOO
Aus! i lain, bringing- the total number,
of our prisoners up to Ml.tuiil. The en )
tire strength of the Aiislilnn southern
iittnv operating ngintist us is now onij
HANDY WITH HER rOilX.
I Wiiinctiiiiecti, Nov., Dec. 17. --Mrs.
May Slaughter, nriosteil here tei-cntly
lull n iliiuge of stealing cattle, was no-
quilt M bv n juiy tiiduy. Mrs, Slaugh
ter r Millv dug her way oul of jail
with a tublu lull..
The water situation briefly is
this: Owing to tiie low stage
of the river the supply of wa
ter at tho well In the bar which
supplies the intake is not fur
nishing water enough. A pump
has been placed at the river
which throws water on the bar
which is filtered into the in
take, but this owing to the
surface of the bar being froxen,
has not permitted entough seep
age, and teams ave been put at
work breaking the frozen sur
face. The pressure at 2 o'clock
this afternoon Vas 35 pounds,
while normally ft is SB. This, it
is claimed, wilt furnish water
to all north of Miller street,
but those south of that are giv
en no promise ef Immediate re
lief. The pressure has increas
ed five pounds since 10 o'clock,
which would ujeau the water
level in the pips has been rais
about 12 feet i that time.
Bitter Feeling in Turkey
Against Germany-Say She
Got Turkey Into War
Athens, Dec. 10. (Delayed.) Field
Marshal Vou Der Gultz Hie fii.i mil ti
soldier who has assumed 'churgo of the
sultan's troops, will bo extremely lucky
if he ever gets out of Turkey alive,
ui-curiuiig io novices received liero to
day from Saloniia,
If this information is to bo relied
on, nnd it comes from very trustworthy
sources, tne reeling is spreading rapidly
throughout the Ottoman emiiiro Hint
Germany dragged the Turks into the
r.ttropcaii war agatiiBt their own inter
ests and to tho country 'a ut ave neril.
simply because the kaiser thouutt it
...l.l ...... I.:... ' ... Fv1'
"""'"I pa. Jl I 111 io uo SO. l
The anti-German leaders are evon
stud to be arguing that, such sinull
chances as their country might havo
hud of profiting by participation in the
struggle are being forfeited through
German efforts to compel the sultan
to direct his campaign against Caucasia,
wnere lucre is little lor linn to gnin,
Instead of pushing Into Kgypt, which
there is a forlorn hope that ho might
As the most, important Herman in
Turkey, it is asseited that Von Der
Holt 7. is looked on as typifying this
nuti-Turkish policy and It Is reported
that Turks high in the Constantinople
government are determined to eliminate
The assassination plot against him
mentioned in n brief dispatch last Sun
day according to these accounts, wns
an exceedingly formidable one, which
barely missed going through successful
ly. Though it was discovered and a
number of arrests were made, the i
version received hero Indicates that the '
authorities let the most Important of
the conspirators slip through their
fingers and fresh attempts on the
Gorninus life are predicted freely,
A TURKISH STORY,
Constantinople, Dec, 17, Via Berlin
mid Loudon, Defeat by the Turks of
the Hussion forces In Traiiscnucusia,
tiller a series of bottles lusting several
days was claimed In n war office
statement Issued today,
"The buttles on the eastern frontier,
In the region of Wiliijotswan," said
this comitiiiuicut ion, "hnve been con
" Wn took the positions at Sural by
siirrniiniling Hie enemy, who is now
retreating toward Kolur."
sc ic )(( )fc ))( i( )c )jc ic t )( )( )c
DRESDEN REPORTED SUNK
Biienns Ayres Dec. 17. I'll
confirmed icports that Hie Ger
man cruiser Dresden, the Inst
surviving vessel of Admiral
Von Spec's fleet, had linen run
down ami sunk by the lliilnh
cruiser Glnsgovv wero current
here toduy, It was impossible
to confirm thciii,
AUSTRIAN SHIP BLOWN UP.
17, The Austrian
llioven bus been blown
TURKS MAY ilR
and its crew of cadets!,
according to Infurmut re -
i ceiv-d here this nfteriionn. Though
1 win hot specifi. oily so stilled, it. wns
I presumed that the disaster o irred In
ally fair tonight
and 'Friday; not
much change in
i e in p e r a I it re;
I 'IC BUIN Tf
The Flouting of England's Big
Navy Is a Terrible Blow to
JUST PLAYED TAG
WITH WHOLE NAVY
All England Prayed for a
Chance Germans Gave
Them, and Then Missed
By J. W. T. Mason
(Former London correspondent for tho
New York, Dec. 17. Once more the
naval laurel for personal efficiency
passes irora tne mitisii to the Ger
mans. The escape of the kaiser's cruisers
which raided tho English east const
Wednesday is tho severest blow Al
bion's sea preBtigo has yet suffered.
The raid's effect on the war itself
is negligible, but as a demonstration of
individual prowess it has obliterated
for the Germans tho bitterness of their
roeent defeat off tho Falklund Island
It seems inconceivable thut the Bri
tish ndmirality failed to consider the
possibility of a German dash straight
across tho North Boa from the kaiser's
naval bases on tho continental const
to England. If any pluti existed for
frustrating such nn attempt, however,
tne untisli wore caught napping.
The humiliation is oil ' tho greater
for them from tho fact that at leust
three Germnn buttle cruisers took part
ai.- :.l '
iii me iniu. -
These vessels form an important
part of Germany's first line sen
strength. Had they been destroyed,
the loss to tho kuiser's navy would
have been of tho most serious import
ance. The Chance They Wanted.
Ever since the war begun, all Eng
Innd hns been praying fervently that
nil or part of tho German first line of
strength might venture into the open
sea, away from tho shelter of the Teu
tonic land fortifications.
Yet when this actually happened, the
Hritish navy was found unprepared.
Hon tho Germans escaped doubtless
will constitute a matter for rigid naval
Several possible explanations suggest
themselves. The mist which overhung
the North sea has been mentioned as
having been of advantage to the raid-
en '' getting uwiiy, l'erliups it con
tribtited to their success to a greater
extent Hum any other single cause. It
may be, too, that the German warships
wero nnio to jam" tlio wireless, pre.
venting notification uf their presence
from renching tho British fleet nt sea.
The squadron's strength undoubtedly
had nn important bearing on the im
munity It enjoyed, since nothing less
thut British first line ships could have
hoped to engage the raiders without n
strong probability of disastrous con
sequences to themselves.
Trick Easily Turned.
Nevertheless, it is impossible to
avoid the conclusion Hint British naval
strategy was defective In failing to
take into account the possibility of an
attack under such conditions as prevail
The ease with which tlio German
squadron broke through the cordon of
British warships along the kaiser's
const suggests nlso thut a Teutonic
raiding force might get into tho north
Atlantic nnd di-inornlize their shipping
there. As n culminating effort to do
till the damage possible to Grout lln-
tu in such mi exploit might be under-
' it must lie admitted, however, that
k it Is not very likely. The dusk to the
k 1 Yorkshire const, wns made under con-
ililions which permitted a quirk rcliirn
to shelter. This would not be possible
) from Hie Atlantic.
In effect, such n proceeding would
be to commit Hie strategic blunder of
ln" "'" "". "'n'ug'n.
rrHierm..i-.., Gorman fleet mi-
1"" " "" " w" ''I"''''''"'"
jf eiin.v ill g'liioa inn oi loi' iorin sen
illlio tne Aliuntic on liecount oi me
1,1111111' fields which block the foi liter's
I northern nnd southern exits,
BANDITS UOT $H,000.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. 17. An armed
tin i i I it held up Miiiinger Hughe in
the 'iinni'li office of Hie Provident Snv
ings Dinid ic Trust company here todny.
set.eii fsoini, ran to Hie sireci hiii
escaped in an aiiinuioitiie, ungues ami
the lubber exchanged shots, but both
SHELLED THE TURKS.
A'liens, Dec. 17. -Tiie British Modi
terr.iuenii fleet Sunday shelled the
Tinkisli troops cixieeutiatcd nenr the
Gulf of Sums, according to informa
tion received here toduy. What tinni
ng'' wns done was not known.
11 OFFICE ASLEEP
Breaking of Engine on Launch
Leaves Boat Plaything of
Waves All Night
Ilermosa Beach, t'al., Dec. 17. After
drifting all night at sea in an open
launch, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Ulake. their
son and daughter and two little girls,
were rescueu early today wlien the in
coming tide washed their craft upon
the bench here. All were in a serious
condition from exposure and medical
attention was given them.
hngine trouble, Blake said, left them
nt the mercy of the sea late yoster
day. They attempted to anchor off
Iiedondo Beach but a gale that sprang
up parted their anchor chains, and they
were carried about 15 miles to sea.
Sheets of rain were driven into tho
little boat by high wind that blew all
night. Many seas were shipped and
tho boat was almost filled with wator
when it came ashore.
Went for Pleasure.
Los Angeles, Cal., Dee. 17. Believed
to have perished at sea in a gale that
struck the southern California coast
IttBt night, five persons wero being
sought today by a score of launches
and the United States destroyer Preble,
off bedmido Beach.
The missing persons were in a pleas
ure launch. They wero Mr. nnd Mrs.
.1. II, Blake, of Los Angeles; thoir
daughter, Harriet, 17; tlietr son i
Charles, 22, and Until Smith, 11. It
also was reported thut a playmate ni
the Smith girl was 111 tho party t
tins was not contti-uieii. ,
With Timothy Oizuunigii, a '
man, the Blake party left
Flench early yesterday for l!r
to hunt aholcs. Ketiirning,
tor stalled five miles fro'
Beach, just as heavy seu
sweep in from the north,
Tiio autoniobilo has it on
in oho respect. It doesn't elitu lis
hair in the spring.
.Britons Looking for Spies as
Though They Were Guilty
of Bombarding Coast
Scarborough, Eng., Dec. 17. This
part of Englund was being ruked to
day for German Bpies,
Reports were current of mysterious
flashlight signalling nlong the const
the night before Scarborough, Hartle
pool and Whitby wero bombarded by
iho kaiser's cruisers, anil it was sus
pected that German secret agents were
guiding the raiders.
It was estimated today that the
property dumtigo suffered by Scar
borough would amount to $200,000.
The authorities believed that most
of the denil and wounded had been ac
Tho wreckage was being cleared
away, debris was being carted from
the streets, pavements wcio ill course
of repair, nnd the street railroads'
overhead wires were again in commis
sion. COLD AT KOSEBURO.
lfoseburg, Ore., Dec, 17. Ilosebiirg
experienced the coldest weather in two
vents hi"t night when the temperature
'dropped to 2.1 above zero,
The Capital Journal has just received a new shipment
of the "World at War" atlases. They are of a later and
revised edition, compared with those we have been giving
awav to our subscribers. Instead of 1G pages, they con
sist of 21 large, highly-illustrated pages, printed on heavy
I ,1,1 U,.,,l,
I t-liainv-itu noun,
The atlas contains splendid colored mans of all the
warring countries, with routes of travel and railroad
lines; many tables of army and navy and general statis
ticsin fact, the work is a complete ready-reference li
brary for students of the great war. It is a book which
would ordinarily sell for $1.00 or $1.50, but we are havin?
them made up in large lots and buy them at a price which
allows us to give them away to subscribers on very easy
All who pay three months subscription, old or new.
back subscription or in advance, in case their paper is de
livercd by carrier, will receive one of these atlases free.
All mail subscribers, old or new, who pay a year's sub
scription ($:5.00), either back subscription or in advance,
will also be entitled to receive an atlas without extra
This is the most liberal offer the Capital Journal haj
Say All Attacks by Allies Are
Repulsed Easily With
TO CLAIM ADVANCES
Heavy Artillery Duels Are
Continuous All Along the
Berlin, by wireless to London, Doc.
17. Paris accounts of steady gains by
the allies in the western war one wero
denied in nn official statement issued ,,
here today by the government.
"Tho French," said this statement,
"cootiaued their attacks from Niou
port Wednesday but were unsuccess
ful. "Their assaults in tho ZiUebecko
and LnBaase regions also were repulsed
"Our artillery likewise frustrated a
Frcoch attempt to bridge the Aisne at
"la the east, the Russian offensive,
against Silesia nnd Posen has broken
down completely. Tho Slavs are re--treating,
with our forces in pursuit."
v French Stick to Story.
Tnris, Dec. 17. Much artillory and
infantry fighting in the western
V zone was reported in the official
statement Issued by the trench war
office today. "
The French advance in the Vennnil
le Mgion was described nn still in
progress, wltli heavy cannonading all
along the line.
Fierce artillery duels were said to
have raged Wednesday in tho Trucy-Le-Vnl,
Aisno, Champagne and Argonno
regions and about Verdun.
Between tlio l.ys and tne sen,"
said tho statement, "tho ullies captur
ed Bevernl German trenches at the
point of tho bayonet."
sjc j(c Ssjc )jc st sft s(c sfc ))c iiC
THREE STEAMSHIPS SUNK
Loudon Dec. 17. Three
steamships have been sunk by
mines in English waters in the
past few hours, it was aa
iiounccd hero today.
Tho Ellerwnter was lost off
Flamborough Head and six of
its crew arc missing.
An unidentified vessel went,
down under similar cireitm
stimces and ill tho same locality,
its crew and inissengers escap
ing In the lifeboats.
The freight steutnship Princess
Olga hit a mine and sank six
miles off Hartlepool Wednes
Members of the Olga's crew,
rescued, snid they saw a German
steamship laying niincB nenr
the spot where their vessel was
GERMAN SHIP SUNK.
I'otrograd, Dec. 17. The sinking by
Iho Hussion Black sea fleet of the Gor
man steiiniship Dcrintie off the Turkish
cuist was announced here this after-
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