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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 25, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta WtNNIPEG WHEAT ..... 1^ "May July WEATHER ' High ................... , 9-.-22;640 THE BRITISH BOATS Displacement Speed Complement (Knots) 28 28 28 25 � 25 (Men) 1100 980 980 790 780 THE GERMAN RAIDERS-,. Blucher . .15,550 26% 261/2 25 24 GElfeRAL Major Stewart has received the following telegram: i "Agassiz, B.C., Jan. 25...-.1915.-Expect to. arrive Lethbrldge -6 o'clock special tomorrow night, 18k...-Leaving same night. Arrange programme,- Sam Hughes." 1125 llOS 1013 888 The Armament (Guns) 8-13.5" 10-13.5" 10-13.5" 8-12" 8-12" 8-12" 10-11" 10-11" 12-S.2" Completed (Year) 1914 1913 1913 1913 1909 1914 1913 1911 1909 GERMAN NAVAL RAID NIPPED IN BUD WITH DISASTROUS EFFECT London, Jan. 25.-News of the naval victory excited great jubilalion wherever it became known in London, and many stir-nng .scenes werfe witnessed, especially in the west end. At con-cerls and cinema shows announcement was made from the platform and was frantically cheered by the audiences. In ithe Alliambra a band of the Coldstream Guards rose in the orchestra and led the audience in rendering the National Anthem. At the Palladium lliere were similar scenes, which were repeated in picture places in all parts of London. The spectators jumped on the seats, waved programs and roared cheers. "Rule Britanma'*, and "God Save the King" were sung. Many of the people, im-. patient at the rest of the show, hurried out to spread the news,! The Times' naval correspondent, in a review of the naval fight, assumed that from the composition of the German squad'!' ron as announced by the British olTicial press bureau, it wa* _ intended that the adventure should be on a large scale and ;^ long distance from the German base.' to continue their flight and reaehMtcn THE VICTORS Lion, the tiagship DELIGHT IN BRITAIN ' London, Jan. 25, 12.36 p.m.-Yesterday's naval engagement In. the North � Sea has aroused much morej enthus-I lasm among the British public than I either the fight off Heligoland or that off the Falkland Islands, although both of those engagements perhaps loomed larger in actual Teaulti.' ~~ BIG GUN TRIUMPH To the British people the combat of yesterday means the triunfiph of. thejr long-time confidence in their big gun fleet, and it calms the fear-of tfie Cast Coast, of frequent repetitions'of' the Hartlepool and ScarbbroU'gh riids. Sir David Beatty, the_;;yOun8esf ad- tackilig"li^t, imsarspeed 6�28^knots miral in the British' Navy; his be^oro^ nominallj;, though.this has been great- the most ijopular hero. oJ.Jh�.,war.' ' ay. exceeded iB&seririce. The ten 13.5; GERMAN REP0B|T .DENIED; ; rounds, per minute. The- ships of this "uiser Blucher, ^StAoffi.tS: thi. ^16^ j class are q,ftective irom seven to eight .^^ ^^^^ assertion: "According to':�n- ' t",n^%?rn "T?''"' The.cost was formation available, one.-Brltl.h battle $10,425,000. The.Princess Royal is a ^^y,^^ ^, ,u,k." � This statement . ^. has been directly denledjby the Brl- her eight ^^^^^ Admiralty, which %aya clearly: sister ship. The New Zealand has Major J. S. Stewart and Mayor W. D. L. Hardie are doing all In their power to arrange for a big programme of reception toJUajor-General Hughes, who, according to the above telegram, will be here tomorrow night. A citizen's committee, somewhat along the guns so arranged, as to be discharged ;,No British ships have;"been loat." on either broadside. The cost was' $7,500,000. \, Tlie' Indomitable steained in service Her SUNDAY FIGHTS POPULAR The engagement keep* up the repu- more than 28 knots (32 miles). Her'tation of the present war for Sunday cost was $8;500,000. | fighting, which has been so frequent, The Tiger is the largest cruiser in both on land and sea, so. that Sunday the British navy. She was completed has now come to be a day of Ihcreas-in 19U,'displaces 28,000 tons, and i ed vigilance rather than .of relaxation, steams:- 28 knots. Armament, eight 13.5-inch guns, which can be fixed on either broadside. Complement, 11,000. Has capacity lor '4000 tons of coal rmee�A�he'MlnlTter"of arid oil. ^The Tiger is unlike the other I meet the Minister of hnrrvinp- nnhrnnfi lines of the former one, is being ap- '?^m*^\^'lt'"lZT �^ British cruiser carrying only one Militia at the station. , ^^^t. Cost 511,000,000. Inspection of the local troops will take place at the barracks shortly af-,ter the arrival, and, if necessary, it GERMANS CLAIM THEY GOT ONE Berlin, Jan. 25, via London, 11.3S a. m.-The following official announcement on the naval engagement in the North Sea yesterday was given out in Berlin today: "During the advance of our armor-crulsera Seydlitz, Derflinger, Blucher, which, accom- "Can't Get ^way To Germany Today-My Wife Won't Let Me 1 paid him an, unexpected visit. She wanted to know what he was doing with a uniform on. He couldn't, explain, so calling on,discretion, as.the 'better part of valor,, he. bocSme a ! civilian at tlie .first'opportunity, and is now oomtortably" ensconced' in his home, instead of being lined up' for battle. . , / . It was a case oE "I can'.!; eet nvi'^y to Germany today,-my |vife won't 'let me," with an enthusia|3tic � Leth-bridBB recruit, who, upoiy bning refused. admiitance1;o the llocal battery on account of'his vitc'e objec-tion, went to Calgary ant enlisted in the Slat Battalion. He ws radraittod, posing as a .single' man, I at' his wife Above Is a picture of the German battle cruiser Moltke, which took part In the recent raid on Scarborough, and was also in yesterday's Sunday scrap. She Is a sister ship to the Goe-ben, now flying the Turkish flag. In the centre Is a picture of the Tiger, at last reports the latest British veasel to be commissioned, and the biggest battleship afloat. She is 28,000 tops, but in spite of her great size can make 28 knots (32 miles) an ho~ur.' She Is a slater shjp of the Queen Mary (not yet in commission), is a battle-cruiser, and carries eight 13.5 Inch guns. At the bottom is Vlcp-Admirai Sir David Beattie, the hero of tfie hour, who won fame in the HeligolancI battle, on August 28. Americans evince a special Interest In Sir David, as he is married to Ethel Field, daughter, of the Chicago multl-mllllonaire depaiit-msntal store magnate Navy Bean Strangles Sundial Child M^ Hughes will f^^^'^^ii^^^^ ?^^;!;i^s'^frpr^o^i:*::;^;';^er THE VICTIMS = ^?^rXc^ ^dJ' thrSg^ ' ot'tl^e Si!}^^ai^e?^: is*l^iS's - ^C,'t!zeV\'wi?l';"arrtted.''' newest;battle^ruiser.Hi.hsneed/nd M�ltke and At eight o'clock speak at a mass meeti _ . ^^^^^^ ^^^^ ni,,,.,hn..,i^i nv .-.inipn,.. gan engagement with a British detach- attend. An effort ris Detng maae " ^ " TheCseydlitz'"^is ^a "sli^iy larger ment, composed of five battle-cruleeri, arrange for a luncheon. ^^.^.^^ ^^.^ (Jaetieh: which was Full details of the programme will chased into the. Dardanelles early in appear In tomorrow's Issue of the Her- and;,tak'en;dver ;by the Turk- lish navy. . � The jloltke is nained after the famous German field commander, and is said to have proved Itself to be the \ aid. BilSHTIE NE several smaller cruisers and 26 torpedo boat destroyers. "The enemy discontinued the en gagement after three hours' time, at a point seventy miles northwest of Heligoland, and retreated. "According to t information: 'iv�il> area'where dangers from German aul^ ' marines and mines prevented fHrthar- pursuit. > V LION LED THE LINE ' J No British ships have been loi^^! I and our caaualties in personnel, aa'iit' present reported, are slight, the Lien,, .which-iedjjie^llne, having only elevan wounded and n6~ Killed. � i "One hundred and twenty-three aur.' ) vivors have been rescued from th1�. � Blucher's 885, and It la poesible that': others have been aaved by seme i^f our destroyers. "No reports of any destroyer oV t light cruiser fighting have yet been,| ! "The First Lord of Jhe .has expressed his .aatisfaction to' ^, . l^dmlral Sir P^vd ^eatty." cl'lM XM-iiiviiKei was a onilBer'of=lB,550 tons displacement, and although conv^;.'' laiSBioned in 1908, was './^ rigged last year. She was not claaA- : ed as a battle-crulaer; but was Inithe.. next class to. those formidable fight-.:: ers. With her were the Depflln|ter, ^ Germany's latest battle cruiser, wHlcK had JuBt left the builder's hands; itnd::! the battle - cruisers Seydlitz and f Moltke, the latter a sister ship of tliiS 1 Goeben, formerly of the German naafy, S but now of thr Turkish fleet, which " was recently reported damaged by the RusElans In tka Black Sea. BEATTY AND TYRWHITT The British aquadrom, oommaDldett'^'il by Vlce-Admiral Sir David, Beatiyt; who also was in coaimaiid ai tbe Sat--i^ tie off Heligoland laat Auguat, e&�V.| Bisted of the battle-eruiaafa, TUgAri^^li Lion, PrincesB Royal, Na# Zeal�&d'{i'1 and Indomitable. The flraf tbi�e*tii^X' those cruiBers mount eight IS.B'inoli.iy guns each, and even the New> ZealinSGl^i^;!: and Indomitable carry 12-lnoii: gnn^aiH' which are equal to.those on the.pW I flinger, the �) bottom;, was the niost modern of |-Von Behnecke." London, Sunday, 7.56 p(m.->rThetGer- Contrast Between Reception of German Air Raid by Germans and This Big Battle Germany's axinored cruisers as � distinguished from the battle cruiser man armored cruiser ,l^lu]pher of :1 Si- class. She was laid down in 1906 at 1550 tons displacementV-t waa aunk ti) Keil as a reply tp the British Invin-ian engagement with: .BMt(i|h>arshi'ps cible, then Uuildins;. She was completed in 1900. ' Sir David Beatty won his rank as today in the North SeaVi Two other vescels of the German-flket were'aerl-ously damaged; - . The-"^^fflclal press commander lor gallantry on the Nile bureau statement adds iHiiitnb British and that of captain for conspicuous �   ' ' � skill and daring in China tw� years later. During the action in the Bight ships were lost. THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT The text of the official preaa bur- eau statement follows: "Early this morning -a: Britifh patrolling Squadron of battle-cruisers A navy bean was roapoi slble for a sudden death on Saturday The threev year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Oseen, who reside on .eoticq 18, township 13, ronke 19, ngar Sundial, while playmg: with soma/, navy beans s. at tilie h'omo: of his pajeiAts, had one lodged m his throat, an* in spito of . the eftorts.of h)s.,parents\to dislodge it, strauglod to death , before their ojos, boforo medical assistance could hts ob'tained.  - CiDroher A. E. Humphries'was'call-ed on the case oh .Satur'iJay 'after-' noon, and upon investigation, and after consulting the iroport of Constable Powell of the R.N.W.M.P., considered an inquest'unnecessary, and issueij his warrant for burial. ... 1: ' ? ?  > � ? ? .> .>,� ^ ? RED. CROSS; APPEAL The Red Cross society is very anxiouB that ladies 'who arts willing to take sewing and other . work to do at home should call at th? rooms in the Acadia, block .on Wednesday afternoon to :tako it,, as they wish to get all the 'work .pnder way. this week, if ppBSib'ie. . There is hot much � more work left, but it is necessary that it be done soon. of Hfeligolana on board the Lion lie London, Jan. 25.-These islands re-' led in the battle cruiser squadron to celved the news of the North Sea tlie assistance,: of thfi^ smaller vessels �victory with sober hut unbounded sat- fighting against oiddSi with German isfactip:n. Tlie admiralty issued an cniisors and d^str'oycrs amid a sea and light cruisers, under Vlce-Admiral oHicial",statement at, 8 o'clock Sun- of mines. As in the presept light Com- Sir David . Beatty, with a destroyec day night; an liour when the centre of mander Tyrwhitt was with Vice-Ad- fiotllla, under Commodore Tyrwhitt, London even in wax times is bhronedd miral Beatty on boatd the Arethusa. sighted; four German battle, cruisers With promienaders, concert-goers and That flght has been thus described. and aevera! tight crulsers'^and a num-the like. It. is significant of the man-j Leading in the ^destroyer flotilla, ber of .destroyers,'stearping-westward, ner in which the people haw, so to I ConiTOaridcr-Tyrwhift was e.ngaBed by ' �PP�''�"*'>''"�'''"9 f^^^ speak, settled down .quietly to see the two Gcrraiin cruisers into.'�which the ^" ' i - ' BIG FELLOWS CLAStf FIRST TIME "the enemy at one!e;,iflai^�i fpr.home at top speed. They were lit once pMr^ sued, and at about 9.aQ', action was Joined between thtt battle cruisers Lion, Princess Royat,, New; Zealand, Indomitable aniilt.tiferj.on the one hand, and the Derfilhge'r, SeyjrilKz, Moltke'and Bluoher, on the ether, ' "A well contested running fight'ensued. Shortly after 9|eoii^|epk:^the Biuoheri which had prfyi^^-^' -0ut of 11ne' cajislzed varii tNEMY :-REACHE^;*ai "Admiral Beatty .war .through that only oiie nowspap- Arethusa blazed wltii'her 6-inoh"guns et:,thought fit to bring out a special with such eflect aS'.to send them editica. The public attitude towards-Hmping out of the 'light. Later he this.sea fight may also be contrasted fought two other criiisers and helped with the manner in which the Ger- to sink'the Mainz. The Arethuisa her-man people lieaid the news c: the self had been hard hit, and her speed bomb dropping on such sleepy old had l)�en reduced to'ten knots,-when places at Kings Lynn. A. famous' finally she was attacked by yet an-Hamburg paper records "the raa>d jby other couple-oi: cruisers. The oa,se lan'd untiring satisfaction at the news was serious for. the' "Arethusa,' when '^- TURNED TAIL AND RAN _ 3;^! The Germans were observed soma 'il time after da'wn, proceeding in th'direction of the British coaat. When ${| they elgtoted the British fleet, they turned and made at full speed fdrrfsf home waters, and It was only after..�;}# stern chase that the faster BritU^iiM BhlpB got within range of them. ,rW] For more than four hours the ria-t: hing battle lasted, the firing bel^K | plaloiy heard in North Holland, wh'^re'^v , It wag judged the fight took lAaoe ^' north of the Islands of Ameand/^and ^ Schirmonnik-Oog.' ' i The Blucher, which was solwer thap i the other German cruisers, fell be- ' hind and succumbed to the heavier.: guns of the Lion, which was leadtnc i the British squadron. The other Pej^.-i man ships got within the mine .and-Bubmarlne area, two of them In fa iSadly damaged condition, and It was dangerous for the big British battle cruisers to follow. . The fact that only eleven men were wounded aboard the Lion, which led the line, indicates that the British cai-. . ualties were light. . - It Is possible that more of the Blucher's cre'w were picked up by the  Brltiaij destroyerB, t ' ; gy, fj|.n ine' 4. �. � 0>  � � �     �l o  V V KAISER , BUMPS;, U,8. � - " � ' Washington. D'.C, 'Jan. ij- *| 4> Germany has made a:,.,prBi J ^ to the'United States/a� i^t,'H^'nmondsi^ort, New ^"^ork.! � t It    fe* 4 ;