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Torpedoed by Germans in Jut
land Battle, Warship Took
Down Living ancf Dead
to Ocean Depths.
XCorrsipondenc of Tb Auoclated Pren.)
The Hague, Netherlands, July 15.
Scenes on board the German flagship
Lutzow during the Jutland naval bat
tie, when some of the newest and
largest of the German battle cruisers
were battered or sunk by Admiral
Beatty's British squadron in June,
1916, are vividly described by P. 'Krug,
one of the Lutzow's survivors, in a
pamphlet which has just been pub
lished here. It is believed to be the
first detailed story of that great battle
from the point of view of the German
sailor to reach the public eye.
Torpedoed by a British warship
early in the engagement, the Lutzow,
which was tbe flagship of Admiral
Hipper, was hammered unmercifully ,
by the big guns of the Brltlsn ves
sels and soon became a complete
wreck, a "ship of the dead," as Krug
describes it.
Trapped Sailors Go Down.
According to his story, twenty
seven German sailors were trapped hi
the Piesel dynamo room before the
battle had been long in progress and
remained there when the Lutzow, a
disabled hulk, was abandoned and sent
to the bottom by a torpedo from a
German destroyer. Two of these im
prisoned men had been driven insane
' and were kept tied by their ship
mates. After describing the first part of
the battle and telling how the arrival
of British battleships turned the ta
bles on the Germans, Krug writes.
"Suddenly the entire ship is roughly
shaken. The colossus heaves far over
and everything that is not fixed is up
set -The first direct hit 1 The tor
pedo pierces the forepart of the ship.
Its effects are terrible. Iron, wood,
metal, parts of bodies, smashed ship's
. implement are' all .intermixed, and
the electric, .light, by chance spared,
continues to shine upon this sight.
Torpedo Boat Disappears.
, "Two cfeoJts lower, in iht Diesel
dynamo room, there is still life. That
compartment lias not been hit, and
twenty-seven men in the prime of life
have been spared, but the chamber is
6hut off from all others, for the water
is rushing into all sections. They are
doomed to death. Several 38-centi-
, meter shells squarely hit their mark,
working terrible havoc. The first hit
the : wireless (department, Of the
twelve living men who a moment ago
were seated before the apparatus there
is nothing more to be seen. Nothing
is left but a smoking heap of ruins.
The second shot again pierced the
fore part of the ship. The entire fore
part of the vessel, as far as the Diesel
motor room, was past saving.
"Another broadside meant for the
Lutzow -fell short, but a torpedo boat
close by disappeared, leaving only
few odd pieces of ood and a smashed
lueboat witting rotiua. Jt is now
half past' 7, and the hostile circle
grows ever smaller. The LtiUow and
the Seydlitz lie with their hows deep
in the water; both are badly mauled.
i he tore part ot tue -Lutzow was m
flames. Shells burst against the ship's
side in rapid succession. A terrible
sight js presented on board the Lut
zow, and it needs iron nerves to look
upon it cooly. Hundreds have lost
their lives, while many have lain for
hours in torture, and the fight is not
yet over. The bow is' now crushed in
and is entirely submerged. The four
screws are already sticking half out
of the. water, so that the Lutzow tan
only make eight to ten knots an hour,
as aeainst the normal, thirty-two,
"The admiral decides -to transfer to
the Moltke. He give orders to turn
snd get .away from the ccne of the
fiffht. hut the Lutzow has not gone a
mile before it received a broadside of
38ntirneter shells. The entire ship
was filled with the poisonous fumes
of the' shells and anyone who tailed
to affix his as mask was doomed to
se aunocatra. .
Shell in Sick Bay.
"It was three-quarters of an hour
before the lighting installation was
restored. Then for, the first time
time could the extent pi the damage
wrought hy the salvo be seen. One
of 4he shells had landed in the sick
bav. Here there were three doctors
and fifteen attendants, besides 160 to
180 wounded. Of all these only four
remained alive. These four were
hurled into the next compartment by
the air pressure; there they lay un
'The Lutzow was now a complete
wreck. Corpses drifted past. From
the bows up to the first 30-centimeter
gun-turret the ship. ;lay submerged,
The other gun-turrets were com'
oletelv disabled, with the guns stick
ing out in all direction's. On deck
lay the bodies ,of the sailors in their
' torn uniforms, jn the midst 'of the
empty shell cases. From the masts
Buttered torn nags, xwisteu signal
linea anJ nieces of wire of the Wire
Irsi installation. Had not the look
out man and the three officers on .the
commander's bridge given signs of
life the Lutzow would nave truiy re
rmfcled a shro of the dead. Below,
on the battery .deck and in the coal
bunkers, there still lay innumerable
wounded, but there was no longer a
doctor to attend to them.
Bulkheads Give Way.
"Night came on and hope was en
tertained .of .getting away without a
further encounter. But at 3 o'clock
in the night news of the approach of
two British cruisers and five destroy
ers was received and just at that
critical time the fore and mjddle bulk
beads cave wav.
"Orders were given to quickly carry
the -wounded to the stern. Then the
order rines out: 'AH hands muster m
division order abaft.' A tumult arises
on the lower-deck, for everybody is
now bent on Ravine his lite. Jt is im
possible ,in that short space of time to
bring .up all the wounded, for they
are scattered everywhere. Eighteen
men had-jthc good fortune to be car
ried up, Cut all the rest who could not
walk .or crawl had to he left behind.
"The twentv-seven mtn .shut up in
i the Dies6l dynamo chamber had heard
the .order through the speaking-tube,,
for many, mad with anguish, scream
ed throueh lite tube for heln. and i
was learned that two of their num
ber aav bound because they had be
come insane. Inspired by their sense
ls duty, these sealed-up men bad con
tinued to carry on their work in or
der to provide the ship with light.
Living Perish With Ship.
"The toroedo boats bow quickly
took off the crew of the Lutzow and
those left behind were doomed to
eath. It was resolved that no piece
of the vessel should fall into the ene
my's hands. An order was given and
toroedo clett the waters. As it
exploded, the Lutzow's bow quickly
dipped and the stern rose until it
stood on end. Then it heeled over
and sank, forming a great whirlpool
that carried everything within it into
the depths.
When the roll was caned it ap
peared that there were 1,003 surviv
ors of the Lutzow; 597 men had per
ished in the battle.
Ten Belgian Towns
Captured in Last
Drive of Allies
(Continued From Page One.)
on the bombardment made by a Ger
man officer, who was found badly
wounded in a shell hole, where he had
crawled for refuge. Addressing a
British officer in excellent English
and with a quiet smile, he said:
"Some Good Shooting."
"Good morning: you see you have
played the devil with our defenses.
Your guns have been doing some
good shooting."
Many German infantrymen fell vic
tims to their own artillery at the out
break of the entente attack, for the
observers had lost their view of the
targets and in a confused, frenzied
attemot to stem the onslought the
German gunners unwittingly dropped
shells among their own men. Again
stories are heard of German batteries
being withdrawn without the knowl-l
dee of infantry, leaving the latter to
face attacks without the protection of
their artillery.
Biggest Battle of War.
Paris. Auk. 1. The battle of Flan
ders, which began with the French
and British advance yesterday, it is
believed will be the biggest of the
war and may last for weeks or
months. The results already achieved
lead military observers to say that
it is not too much to nope that the
Germans may soon be cleared out
of French and Belgian Flanders.
After the magnificent success ot the
French and British, in Belgium yes
terday, theentente troops in a tor
rential rain storm consolidated the
positions which they had captured,
the war office announced today.
After several days of artillery
preparation the Germans this morn-.
tng attacked the position on toe ictt
bank of the Meuse river, in the Ver
dun resrion. which the French had
captured from them on July 17. The
rench official statement says the
Germans were only able to reach cer
tain advance elements of the r rench
first lins, where thry werje atopped.
German Counter Attacks Fail.
London. Auk. 1. German counter
attacks yesterday afternoon and last
nisht asainst the new British posi
tions at La Basseeville and north of
the Ypres-Comines canal, in Belgium,
were repulsed, the war omce an
nounced today.
Another German counter attack
further north, in the neighborhod of
the Vpres-Roulers railway, was
crushed, by tbe British 'artillery.
Heavy rain has been falling fiince
earlv vesterday afternoon and the
weatner - continues,.., umavurauic vr
., . ,7 - f LI. t
Derations. ' " ' t
J he ofliual statement tram isntisn
headuuarters in 1-ranee last night re
borts the capture by the entente al
ics of the tollowinR villages:
La Basseeville. Steenstraete, Bix-
schoote, Verlorenbock, Freezenberg,
Saint Julicn, Pilken, Hooge, West
hoek and HoUebeke, and more than
3,500 prisoners.
According to reports from special
correspondents the great majority of
British troops engaged in the lateat
assault are English, although there
are some Scotch, Welsh and Austral
ians. It is earn the Germans are em
ploying a new scheme of defense
which apparently depends principally
on organization lor -counter auacK.
1 hey now diminish their garrisons
and by the same amount increase tbe 1
strength of their supports and -
KAfir, wla tirtlH far 1ini iti Iftre
and wiio are organized for immediate
As an instance of the terrible
pounding by the British artillery, it
is said to be known that the crew ot
one German battery had to be re
placed nine times and the guns there
of five times.
Great Infantry Attack, Says Berlin.
Copenhagen, Auk. L The German
semi-official preliminary report oq the
British offensive, printed today under
the headline; "Before Great Infantry
Attack," stated that front positions
were converted into shell-hole fields
and that battery stations were ringed
with shell craters.
The German artillerv. desmte the
terrific bombardment by shells of all
caliber up to fifteen-inch and the lav
ish use of gas, had not let up a min
ute and was successfully combating
the British fire, the statement says.
The British batteries were obliged to
nause from exhaustion , on the Zvth
until midday, when they attempted to
escape punishment by smoke screens.
The Berlin Lokal Anieieera mi
tary critic says the offensive was de
laved and weakened by the suomar
ine campaign, tngiana consequently
is no longer suDerior in artillery and
aviators and battalions at the front
are on a reduced footing because of
the need of workmen in home muni
tion factories. ,
Germans Lose Guns.
Petroirrad. Aug. 1. A telegram
from lassv says the Russo-Rouman
tan advance between the Uasin and
Putna valleys resulted in the enemy
losuiar between July H and 0, nine
tv-eiftht suns and about 4,500 prison
ers. The enemy front of about sixty
kilometers was broken to a depth of
rbetween seventeen and twenty kilo
Buss Resistance Stiffens.
CoDenhaiten. Aug. 1, A dispatch
to the' Berlin Vossische Zeitung, says
the Russian resistance for the defense
of Cernovitz is increasing. Fresh
troops are fighting with great energy
and without faltering in strenuously
opposing the Austro-German advance
on Kirlibaba. Fighting is most sangu
inary, but the defenders are unable to
prevent the Austro-Germani occupy
ing positions favorable for further
operations, including Kimpolung. The
writer predicts the Russians will he
soon forced to abandon t-ernoviu.
Allies Leaving Greece.
Athens. Monday. July 30. With
drawal f the allied forces from old
Greece. Thessaly and Epirus, in ac
cordance with the decision of the
Balkan conference t Paris, is being
Frank Little, Who Bef erred to
Troops as "Scabs in Uni
form," is Lynched at
Butte, Mont. i
Butte, Mont., Aug. 1. Frank Little,
member of the executive board of the
Industrial Workers of the World and
prominent in labor trouble in Ari
zona, was taken from a lodging house
early today by masked men and hang
ed to a railroad trestle on the out-i
skirts of the city.
The body was cut down at 8 a. aj
by the chief of police, Jerry Murphy,
who identified it Little, in a recent i
speech here, referred to United States
troops as "Uncle Sam's scabs in uni
form." Since his arrival in Bytte recently
from Globe- Ariz., Little had made a
number of speeches to strikers, in all
of which he had attacked the govern
ment. His record was under inves
tigation by the federal authorities,
whose attention had been called to
his activities.
Rumor Little "Was Detective.
On the other hand the report was
current that Little was in the em
ploy of a prominent detective agency
and one theory was that he was the
victim of the radical element of whom
he appeared to be a member.
, Little, took a prominent part in
recent labor troubles in Arizona. He
addressed a letter to Governor Camp
hell of Arizona protesting against
the deportation of Industrial Work
ers of the World members from Bis
bee. Governor Campbell replied tell
ing Little he resented his interfer
ence and his threats.
On Little's body was a card bear
ing these words: "first and last warn
ing. Others take notice. Vigilantes.1'
ihe card found on Littles bodv
when he was cut down was pinned to
the underclothing on his right thigh.
it bore in red, crayon letters the in
'Others take notice. First and last
warning. i-l-U. U U. U 5. S. W.
T." A circle was about the letter
L.. The letters were inscribed with
a lead pencil. ' '
Ihe figures 3-7-77 are the old
sign of the vigilantes in Montana.
The custom of the vigilantes was to
send two warnings to a marked man,
the third and last warning being writ
ten in red. I he warnings were usually
numbered as "first warning," "second
warning," and "last warning." N
Six masked men in an automobile
drove up to the front of Little's hotel
at five minutes after three. One
stood upon the sidewalk in front of
the rooming house. The others en
tered the .house. Everything worked
by seeming prcarrangement.
Without speaking, the men .quickly
broke into room No. 30 on the ground
floor. Light rora an electric torch
allowed them the room was unoc
cupied. Mrs. Nora Byrne, landlady of the
hotel, awoke when the door to room
No. 30 was broken in. She occupied
an adjoining room, at the front of
the building.
"A mistake somewhere," she heard
a voice say. Then she heard the men
move tp the door of her room, which
they ' pushed slightly open. Mrs.
Byrne sprang to the door and held
"Wait until I get my clothes on,"
she eaid. Then she asked, who they
were and what they wanted.. ,
"We are officers, and we want
Frank Little,' ne of them told her.
1 Mrs. Byrne got into a bathrobe,
again went to the door and opened
it. The leader of the masked men
poked a revolver into the opening.
"Where i Frank Little?" he asked.
"He is in room No. 32," answered
Mrs. Byrne. ";
Little Dragged from Room.
The men ran down the hall and
tried the door to that room. Then
one of their number gave it a kick
that broke the lock and they entered.
Mrs. Byrne said she heard them
coming from the room and saw them
half lead and half carry Little across
the sidewalk and push him into the
waiting motor car. Mie said she be-
leved them policemen. The car went
south in Wyoming street.
The body was found hanging on the
north side of the railroad trestle. The
ties on, the trestle are about fourteen
feet above the roadway. Little's feet
were about five feet from the ground.
On the back of his head was a bloody
mark. The coroner at first examina
tion could not determine whether the
mark was a gunshot wound or an
abrasion from a blow. An autopsy
was ordered held late today.
rapidly carried out. The last Franco
British troops left Piraeus today. The
withdrawal from Corinth and other
occupied points was previously exe
cuted. The Italians are similarly prepar
ing to Jeave Janina and other sec
tions of rtraeus, retaining only a
small triangle near Avlona in Al
bania. '
Preoarations are under way to call
out the classes f 1916 and 1917, ag
gregating 60,000 men.
S.i J u-l-j.bhimiiiih, n i.iimiaMji.imi-j-Jtai ,1,-TCT W
HI I If "Til fl 'l " '.wmM 1IIIMI1
Freight to Interior Towns from
East to Be No Higher Than
to St. Louis for Same
Washington, Aug. 1. Readjustment
of rates from points in Central
Freight association territory in cities
in Iowa and from Iowa cities to east
ern points we.e ordered today, effec
tive October 15, by the Interstate
Commerce commission.
The commission decided that on
freight originating east of the Indi
ana-Illinois state line the Mississippi-
Missouri river proportional class scale,
whatever its measure may be, shall
be equitably prorated across the state
of Iowa in constructing class rates
to interior Iqwa cities.
rrom points in Central rreight as
sociation territory we6t of the Pittsburgh-Buffalo
line and east of the
Indiana-Illinois line the commission
has ordered that there should be no
difference in rates to Iowa cities and
to St. Louis when the distances to
Iowa cities are equal to or less than
the distances to St Louis.
For each twentyfive miles or frac
tion thereof that the distances to the
Iowa cities exceed the distances to
St. Louis, a differential of 1 cent on
the first two classes and 54-cent on
the remaining four classes may be
Pro-Rata From Far East.
Rates from Pittsburgh and Buffalo
and noints taking the same rates to
Dubuque and St. Louis and interme
diate cities on the Miscissippi class
rates, the commission found, should
not exceed (Ayi per cent of the rates
between New York City and St.
Louis. ' The basis of this finding, the
commission ordered, shall apply to
shipments both westbound and east
bound. ,u...v.
Rates' from upper .Mississippi river
cities, from Dubvgtie to "Keokuk,: in
clusive, to eastern points by jail, lake
1 . ft ''j . '
ana ran -ana occaq' were
found to be - unduly discriminatory
when compared with corresponding
rates from lower, Mississippi -cities,
Quincy, 111., to St. Louis, inclusive,
to the same points- Readjustment of
these rates bringing to a parity was
ordered. v--..'." '
Draft Registration is
Under'WaV -in Hawaii
Honolulu, Aug. 1 Draft registra
tions in Hawaii territory proceeded
rapidly today, the -date set by the
president's proclamation for listing
eligibles in the, .islands. Registration
officials computed the probable total
registration .at 25,000. . Officials esti
maed that about 75 per cent of . the
total registration would be Japanese
and Chinese residents ,of the islands.
'. : (Continued From Fas On.)
of war and conditions whereon it
would make peace. He is trying espe
cially to -turn aside attention from
the terrible responsibility weighing
on the conscience of the kaiser and
his counsellors."
Denial from Russia Also.
Petrograd, Aug. li Foreign Min
ister lerestchenko denies absolutely
the declarations attributed to him by
Dr. Michaelis, the German chancellor.
He issued a statement saying: , '
"The Russian foreign minister drew
up no protests nor. made any special
declarations 'to the French govern
ment beyond a general declaration by
the provisional government respecting
war aims, which was generally made
known May 18. This declaration,
which was sympathetically received,
will be thoroughly examined by the
mter-allied conference to be held
shortly," - ,
(Continued From Fs One.)
each man must have a aecond given
by a different physician ""who knows
nothing of the diagnosis made by the
first. As far as possible the two ex
aminations will be made near together
to accommodate the Applicants. One
man in the Fifth district had his sec
ond examination last eight soon after
his first, as the 1 second ' examining
physician happened, to be -on hand..
Exams in First Monday.
The physical. v examination for
TOULD he know Just what
W to do if you died tonight?
Is he sure to live and retain
' his health until all your affairs
are settled?
You need an Executor with
Qualities like these.
Name this Company as your
Executor or Trustee.
drafted men of the first district will
begin Monday morning at 8 o'clock.
They will be given in the fire house
at Twenty-second and Ames avenue.
AU the notices for this district are
now out to cajl the men in for ex
'We have already examined sixteen
men, said W. u, Ure, chairman ot
the board of physical examiners for
this district Of these four were re
jected, two for bad feet, one deaf
and one Jar tuberculosis.
"We are willing to make appoint
ments for examinations early in case
of necessity. We are glad to favor
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reason we say, "Make your selec
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Silk Section.
Hundreds of New
Silks Are Now Here
Patterns and colors that are to
predominate the Autumn season
are now shown for the first time.
Belditigs'; Quality Silks, Char-
meuse Satins, etc., are especially
Remnants of Fine
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Hundreds of -choice materials,
all new this season, in desirable
lengths for dresses and summer
skirts. Will be cleared Thursday
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these boys who are going to fight in
any way we possibly can."
The examinations were made by Dr.
C C. Morris of the BrandeL Theater
building. Those making appointments
for examination gave business rea
sons for so doing mainly. A number
were traveling men, who would find
it inconvenient to be here next week."
Physical examinations in the sixth
are proceeding as fast as Dr. Reed
can examine the men. At noon about
twenty men had been examined with
only three doubtful. These were sent
to another physician to be re-examined.
The men of tbe sixth come mostly
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from the rural districts and are in
fine physical condition. Two hundred
and eighteen men are jeauired Iropi
this district, but it is hard to tell how
many will have to be examined to
get this number, as most of the men
are married and about 75 per cent
will ask for exemption.
Five doctors will he on hand fot
the examinations in the third district
Five hundred men are required from
here and Mr. Redwood, the chairman,
forecasts some job before they are
Notices were sent out Tuesday
to the first third of the men and the
second third is being notified today.
Cretonnes Look Cool
About the Home
Scarfs, Table Covers, Pillows of
beautifully colored fresh Cre
tones that add a .touch of bright
ness to the home these hot days.
For. porch use. they are particu
larly good, or for the bungalow
and summer home. - : -Laundry
and shoe bags of cre
tonne are very serviceable, too.
Shown in the Artneedlework sec
tion. Third Floor
Tea Napkins That
Look Like Madeira
Hand Work
LockstJtcbed, Scalloped and Em
broidered Tea Napkins that n
appearance and wear am ihe
counterparts of real Madeira.
With embroidered comers, $3.95
a doeen.
With plain scalloped edge, $3.78
a dozen.
Linen Section.
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Silk Lisle Hose with garter tops
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