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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 3, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME IX. LISTHURIBGE, ALBERTA SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 1016 NUMBER 147 Stirring Tales of Sea Battle Copenhagen, June captain 'of the Danish steamer Naeuborg gives the following account of the son fight: "When the Naesborg was 65 miles vesl of. Cnpe' Honstlioiem, on the northwest coast of Jutland, a few small English warships appeared, pur- sued by German fleets. Suddenly the British warships turned and steamed westward, violently shelled. In a few minutes a large number at British cruisers and dreadnoughts appeared from the north :and west. "Tho British began attacking the German ships, which were reinforced by a largo number of ships from the south. Along the west, coast of Jut- land violent fighting commenced. The sky seemed filled with smoke and Ilio sea wafi in a state of uproar. Shells fell around my steamer, al- though we were several miles distant. During the right the cannonading was BO violent that our crew could not stand on Iho deck. We saw several large warships, but I am unable to any whether they were British or German. "At last the German floet withdrew southward, pursued by the British, several more British warships appeared from the westward. The German fleet was divided into teo parts, one of which escaped. The fate at the other fleet T do not know." Trawler Captain Tells of Fight Ynmiden, Holland, June 3, via Lpn- graphic description of the great naval -battle off the coast 'of Jutland was given today by Captain Thomas Punt, of the British trawler John Brown, which was engaged In taking soundings in the vicinity of thollght. Capt. Punt said: "The battle began at 4.15 o'clock in the afternoon on Wednesday and last- ed until il o'clock in the night. It ex- tended over an area reaching from longitude 58.S latitude 6.25 to longi- tude 55.5 latitude 5.50 (these measure- ments place the scene of 'battle about fifty miles duo west of the Horn run- ning northward to Little Fisher "bank.) "At 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon J saw a great fleet of fifty ships of different kinds, apparently German, cruising from the southeast to the northeast. Two hours later another great fleet, apparently British, ap- peared suddenly from the northeast, and obviously attempted- to cut off (tie retreat of the Germans. The wea- ther was misty, making it difficult to distinguish the outlines of the ships. "At 4.15 o'clock the first gunshot camo from about two miles array. Fifteen minutes later there were more ehots and in a few minutes there was constant and heavy ilring. Many sail- ing ships passed through tno tiring line. British Re-tnforced "The British ships did not seem to be of as heavy tonnage as the' Ger- mans. Thoy were re-inforccd by lar- ger vessels which I observed to come up as it was getting darker. The Gei'- nian float then began to retire, and as they were withdrawing 1 saw two big columns of smoke, evidently from some vessels which had been severely hit. The next moment 1 observed two large vessels. One of either fleet, burn- Ing. "Tho British fleet pursued the Ger- mans to longitude 56.40 and latitude 5.50, when I noticed two torpedo boat destroyers and three submarines dash- ing forward at full speed, apparently heralding further reinforcements for the Germans. The British ships then drew off." Paris, the course of repeated and violent attacks last night on Fort Vaux. on the tlun front east of the Meuce 4he Germans penetrated a deep ditch north of the main French position. The interior of the works, the war announcement of today says, is still held by the French. Except for this gain, the state- ment says, the Germans were re- pulsed with heavy losses. Spirit- ed fighting continued in the Ar- gonne west of the Verdun sector. THE INDEFATIGABLE A late type, 1S.MJO ions. The Juno London The tug boat Thames has arrived here with eight men of the craw of the German cruiser Fraueniobe, which was sunk in the naval bat- tle off Jutland. They say that the warship went to the bottom ten minutes after she was struck. Nothing is known of the fate of the remainder of the crew of 350. London, June morn- fngja .newspapers while admitting the Gerlous nature of the British losses In the naval battle off Jut- land, uniformly insist that the battle cannot, possibly have any adverse effect on the naval situa- tion. Most moreover, "deciart -that in its ultimate ef- fect the battle rank as a British victory, because the Ger- mans were finally made to flee owing to the arrival of the Brit- ish main fleet on the scene of ac- tion. The Timeo says: "It ,1s clear that we have suffered heaviest biow at sea we have met during the war." The admiralty has taken the wlae course of making no effort to understate the gravity of the British losses. We engaged, per- haps with over-confidence, In- a long running fight with ships which were more numerous, stronger, more heavily armed than our cruiser fleet, and we suf- fered heavy. But the event will not impair the effectiveness of our blockade or our ability to up- hold the freedom of the sea, nor will it dispose the Germans to encounter' that main part of the British fleet in the avoidance of which they have shown such dili- gence and alertness." (CONTINUED ON PADS 3) Name- Queen Mary invincible Indefatigable Defence Warrior Black Prince Tipperary Ardent Fortune Sparrow Hawk Turbulent Unknown Unknown Unknown BRITISH Description Completed Tons ..Battle Cruiser .Battle Cruiser Cruiser .Armored Cruiser, ..Armored Cruiser. .Armored Cruiser. ..FIotHli leader ..Destroyer .Destroyer...... .Destroyer...... .Destroyer .Destroyer .Destroyer .Destroyer 1913 1908 1911 1909 1907 1906 1914 1913 1913 1912 1914 935 952 935 935 935 935 Big Guns Complement 1000 780 790 850 704 704 160 100 100 100 9.2" 9.2" 9.2" None None None None None None Npne None London, .Tune is a report in circulation, which lacks confirmation, that eight Ger- man warships look refuge in Danish waters the North Sea battle. It is said Ihey were noti- fied to leave within 24 hours and that the British fleet is waiting for them. HUGE GERMAN SHIP GONE London, June German admiralty iidjiiils the loss of the dreadnought Westfalen, ac- cording to a wireless dispatch received here today from Berlin. The Wesifaleh is of Germany's latest t5'pe of dreadnought. WHOLE CREW QUEEN MARY LOST London, June admiralty received the report today to the effect thai Captain Prowse, commander of the Queen Mary, and the entire personnel of that bailie cruiser were lost. Rear Admiral probably lost his life when the battle cruiser Invincible was sunk in the Jutland battle, according to the times. Admiral Hood was flying his flag on the Invincible as second in command of Ihe battle-cruiser squadron. Eighty-five of the crew of 92 men aboard the British destroyer Shark were lost, is the belief of seven survivors who landed at Hull Friday evening on a Danish steamship. These, men were picked up in the North Sea Thursday. MARLBOROUGH WAS HIT London, June British .admiralty slated today that the battleship Maryborough was hit by a torpedo but was safely towed to port. The dreadnought Warspite was damaged by gun fire, the admiralty added, but escaped toi-pedoes. ADMIRAL BEATTIE SAFE London, June Evening News says that Vice Admiral Sir David Beatlie, who was in command of the battle cruiser squadron, was not harmed. CELEBRATE A GERMAN VICTORY Dresden, via Berlin and London, June proclamation was issued today by King Fred- erick August of Saxony ordering a special school holiday to celebrate a German victory. ALLOWED GERMAN CRUISER TO SINK Ymuklen, via London, June details of the sinking of the German 'cruiser Elbing were learned here today from Dutch crews, German sailors and Ihe Dulch military commander of Ymuiden, who .spoke to three of Ihe German cruisers' officers: The Elbing was a new and fast cruiser of about -1000 or 5000 tons and carried a crew of 450. British gun fire caused such destruction on the ship that Captain Madling, among the three officers saved, decided lo have the valves opened and allow the vessel to sink. German Losses Very Heavy London, .lime additional British official comimmica- iion just issued says: "Since lite last eomiminicalion was issued a further report j has been received from the commander-in-chief of Ihe grand jlleel. slating thai it has now been ascertained that our total losses Jin destroyers amount lo eight boals in all. j "The c.ommauder-in-chief also reports that it is now possible to form a closer estimate of the losses and the damage sustained by the enemy fleet. "One dreadnought battleship.of the Kaiser class was blown up in an attack-by British destroyers, and another dreadnought battleship of the Kaiser class is believed to have been sunk by gunfire. Of three German' battle cruisers, two of which il is believed were the Derft'linger and Ihe Lulsow, one was blown up, another engaged by our battle Heel was seen to be disabled and stopping, and the third was observed to be seriously damaged. "One German light cruiser and six German destroyers were sunk, and at least two more German light cruisprs were seen to be disabled. Further, repeated hits were observed on three other German battleships that were engaged. "Finally, a German submarine was rammed and sunk." German Losses Appalling London, June as the' meagre official reiwrts, reluctant ad- missions from and eye-TvItnessBB filter in. 'the general scope of the great naval battle be- comes more clear. If the British admiralty is correct 115 100 100 100 Total 14 ships, totalling tone, carrying 40 guna over eight inch calibre, with totai complement of offlcors and men of 5703. Knltor class Kaiser' class Derffllngor Lutzow Pommern v.. Weisbaden Frauenlaub Six destroyers ..Battleship...... ..Battleship .Battle Cruiser ..Battle Cruiser ..Battleship...... .Light Cruiser ..3rd clacs Cruiser say) 1012 1913 ioig 19i5 1907 1016 1914 None None None 103S 1088 .1000 1000 736 373 218 600 Total, 13 ships, totalling tono, carrying 40 guns over 10 inch calibre, with total complements of officers anrj men of 6166. the above figures the loss of the old battleship Pommern, acknowledged by Berlin, is made to replace the third class cruiser as disposed of by the British admiralty. The figures offered In London one' Berlin conflict at every point, and the above comparative table Is frankly based on the official report of the British admiralty, which has the reputatio- cf not minimizing ita own loooee or exaggerating those.o? the enemy. ADMIRAL SIR JOHN JELLICOE Commander of tiic Britisli Battle Fleet, n portion of which successfully routed the untire German high seas fleet greatest naval battle of history on Thursday nlghi. Gallant Officers Dead London, .Tune Beat- ty, on reporting the death of Rear-Ad- miral Horace Hood, who was flyiug his .iflag from the Invincible as sec- ond in''command of the British battle- cruiser squadron, said: "Hood led the division into action with the most inspiring Vice-Admira] Beatty also reported ships, must quite offset the loss of three 'British battle the Queen Mary, the Invincible and the [ndefatigable. Color Is lent to this by the belated admission of Berlin that the dreadnought battleship West- falen was lost, and by the statements of rescued German officers, to the ef- 'ect that their own iosses were lallln. ish embassy in Washington, Captain Cay of the battle-cruiser Invincible, and Captain Prowse, of the battle- cniiser Queen Alary. An'official statement given, out to- day shows that with few exceptions all officers on the Invincible, Queen Mary, Indefatigable, Defence ahfl Black Prince were lost. Ail the 6f- _. i fleers of the Warrior except one Svere The general tendency of the news j is encouraging, though nothing, can give "back to Britain the fine ships she iost, and the incomparably grqater, loss of five or six thousand .officers and men, irreplacable during the. per- iod of the war. If, liave The admiralty reports four midship- men were saved from the Queen Mary, Commander Danneruther and one other officer was rescued from the Invincible. All other officers these battle-cruiners arid all officers not died in vain if a tiemendous blow on indefatigable, Defence and i.is- been administered to the German prince were lost high aeas fleet, and thus the command of the seas has been rivetted; there la :ause for rejoicing amid the general nourning. Germany has yet to admit rtie loss; nient was made to the Associated f the super dreadnought .of the Kai-1 Press: Late Reports Cause Elation London, June the British ad- miralty today the following state- ser class, and'of .'one or. .both. of'ithe jattle cruisers Derfflinger and Lutzow to verify the claims of the British ad "We went out within enemy waters seeking a fight. Our inferior 'fleet engaged the entire German' battle liralty. fleet, forced thenr to return to'har- As to the action itself, it appears j bor and to give up any plan of ac.tlpn .hat the German high seas fleet in 'orce, the super dreadnought first line they may have contemplated." it was added that the latest news iupported by older battleships and a j received from Admiral Jellicoe and ;reat flotilla of torpedo trift was j vice-Admiral Beatty had caused a sailing north past the.-Skagerak when, on their left flank, appeared Sir.David Beattiu with the cruiser squadron, consisting of six or eight battle cruis- ers, light cruisers "'anil destroyers. They were supported four of the !Queen Elizabeth" type, very fast [super dreadnoughts. "Admiral Seattle was, of course, immensely outgunned, but perhaps being aware that the {grauci fleet was coming to assis j tance, he attacked the enemy In the (running fight that followed both tides lost very heavily. The- appearance the Germans retreated Dunns the snips night torpedo craft on eauh 'id11 reck lesslv attacked opposing ships n Regarding the adnunUU statement1 member of the Ottawa, June knlght- hood for Senator Jas, A. Loug heed, of Calgary, is announced among the King's birthday hon- ors. He is made a K.C.M.G, feeling of elation among naval.-offi- cers. Had Huns Cut off London, June the hostile fleets came into touch with each'' other, it was made known today, Ad- miral Beatty with his battle-cruiser squadron, got between the German fleet and its base. He was compelled to withdraw, however, following the discovery of. the presence of battle- ships, with the German fleet. Admiral .Tellicoe reports that on the morning after the. fight he''made, a cording to the Germans of British i thorough search of tlle reinforcements, decided the-day. and out encountering any sign of hostile Story IUAKKETS No markets DETTI VANIN! DEAD Vienna. Juno Vanlhi, a voralnent figure on the Austrian stage number of yeirs ago, is riftflrl at- tlin r-o of 10L'. I High (Low 40 Itii Fair with rltlnn tempera- irii. KING GEORGE V. Who celebrates his 51st birthday today. He appears above in the uni- form of a Britisli admiral. The King Is a great seaman having taken the complete training course of a British naval officer. Id 1892 he took com- niand of the H.M.S. Melampbus for naval .manoeuvres.' Iri 1808 he was In command Crescent at- tached to th'e chaunelsquadron: our losses, it becomes curiouslj vague and contains-what .we never re1 accustomed to see in British naval reports, namely, excuses. We are told, for example, that: the enemy's battle fleet aided low avoided a: prolonged action our main force's HIP fact ap pears, however, that this an jokscuru narrat.ive that the enernj en (gaged part of'our-fleet with his whole j strength, and delivered.ii violent blow 'before our battleships were able ".lo come into action. How far our lack, of airships con- tributed to the result.we 'are not. in- formed, but.the world; is perfectly, aware that British admirals, work un- of the Dutch in an in terview, said that on Wednesday, even- ing he saw the Zeppelin over- head out and travelling in another easterly direction. Later he saw the wreck of what seemed to be a German cruiser 80 miles south of Norway The cruiser was resting on her stern in 24 fathoms of water sixty feet.of her now projecting. There was a lot of wreckage floating about, but ho one was seen in the water. Guns in the distance could be heard booming. The Vidar sailor continued "Another German big ship was sighted ablaze at midnight. Wo launched boats and picked up seven men. They were extremely and unable to talk We could not der a tremendous handicap because I e they do not know the movements and tell until the next day whether, they dispositions of the while he German or British Then knows (heir's. Safetj at sea may well said they belonged toJbe British tbr- be bound up with the the air problems. pedo boat destroyer Shark (CONTINUED ON PAGE ;