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VOL. XXIV. NO. 121
WILMINGTON; NORTH CAROLINA. FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 1 0, 1 9 1 8:
26 MMED ASRESULTOF
COACH JUMPING: A TRESTLE
The Troops Were on Their
Way to Camp Sevier.
FROM THE CAROUNAS
Victims Were Members 321st
Infantry, From Carolinas
EIGHTY MEN IN THE CAR
Steel Coach Jumped Track,
Hurling Light Wooden Car
Down Embankment Shal
lotte Man Injured.
Columbia. S. C, May 10. Five sol
diers were killed outright, two were
s badly injured that they died en
route to the base hospital, four wero
very seriously injured and eighteen
more or less seriously injured when a
wooden passenger coach, loaded with
soldiers of the 321st infantry and the
Zl 7th machine gun company, jumped
a trestle at Camp Jackson this morn
ing. The soldiers had just entrained
for Camp Sevier, at Greenville, and
the train was pulling out of the camp
at a very low rate oi speed. As It
approached the trestle a big steel
coach struck a spreading rail. Thl3
hurled the wooden car immediately
in front down the embankment. The
front part of the steel coach jumped
the track but the car di dnot turn
ever. The wooden coach was badly
demolished and it is considered
miraculous that any of the 80 men In
it escaped alive.
The hospital train at the camp. was
called out immediately after . the
v.rech. una in en uiiuu.yso .mw
men had been removed and thk In-
inred tfere in the base hospital t
Mffitary . authorities at tte&xeZXtM
ed that a .statemr beastvinlautrx, Rv F. D. No; 3.
issued at the earliest minute ."possible
giving the names of the dead and the
injured and their home: addresses.
A Boldier coming into,, the city ; told
of the wreck. He was standing it
the quartermaster's depot when, he
heard the crash Qf the falling cart.
Calling some officers, he hurried over
to the place and was appalled at the
spectacle. The soldier had seen the
train pulling out and says that it was
The light coaches, he ; said, were
crushed like cigar boxes. He had no
idea that coaches could be so com
pletely "crumbled. He hid no idea
of the extent of fatalities, but saw. at
a glance that there were many in
jured and perhaps many dead.
The men in the coaches were mem
bers of the 321st regiment, made up
almost entirely of North Carolinians
and South Carolinians. They had en
. trained on their way to Camp Sevier,
10 C1EUP LATER
Postponement of Considera
tion of the Measure Form
Washington, May 10 Formal an
nouncement ofthe definite postpone
ment of consideration of the women's
suffrage resolution was made in the
senate todafhy Senator Jones, of
Mexico, chairman of the woman
suffrage committee. As soon as suf
cient vftes can be obtained to in
ure its adoption, he said, the meas-
'win be taken upr
Senator Smith, of Georgia, said
Jjen women in his state desired suf
re a constitutional amendment
atn Lnot be necessary to get it. Sen
n. I vln' ma3nty leader, said he
mm a slad to 8ee the Question sub
adrt .t0 a referendum in Virginia,
ung that when a 'majority,of white
win V1 ln Vireinia desire to' vote," he
e in favor of eivine it to them.
Senator Curtis nf Vonooo naoortiul
two-thirds of th rftnuhlicans
arc - , ui tiic icli
ready tn AJ ,,
Thirty . " '"LC. ujr "me-
ODTmo vote for the amendment, 11
and one is doubtful,
enator Reed, of Missouri, insisted
. ui.e today, as did Senator flfll-
-r, minority leader,
An Important Qaln.
,klth the. Rritiov. a .
.riny m jpranc,
the Britiei, operations by which
assault Tt, ie5dmea m a counter
north nf A6.Bma11 porton of trench
3ad cant,,; ?ert' v'llich the Germans
ne, wS; ?d yesterday. while a small
?8tion iPrta-, The, position in
L? Mgh groWd'
AiberL Ds Bt-ormed their way into j
uie r. wiMicu ever Hinci
Following is the official list of
the dead and injured in the train
dreck at Camp Jackson, Columbia,
S. C, this morning:
I -J ' -DEAD.
Private Edgar Simmons, Com
pany K, 3:21st Infantry; father,
William E. Simmons, Patmos,
Private Philetus C. Swann, Co.
K, 321st infantry; mother, Mrs.1
Ninna Swan, 101-2 North Pack
Square, Asheville, N. C.
Private Marion O. Hawkins,
Company K, 321st infantry; fath
er, S. A. Hawkins, R. F. D., No.
2, Marion, N. C.
Private William E. Lowery,
Co. K, 321st infantry; father,
Samuel Lowery, Alta Pass, N. C.
Private Jesse Reno, Co. I, 321st
Infantry; father, Tom Reno, Sod
dy,.Tenn. Private Andrew Scoggins, sup
ply company, 321st infantry;
father, Arch Scoggins, R. F. D.,
No; 1, Coltewah, Tenn.
Private James L. Leatherwood,
Co. X, 321st infantry; brother,
Thunnan I ,Leatherwood
Waynesville, N. C.
Private Benton Goolsby, Co
A.,"" 321st infantry; father, John
Goolsby, Pauls Valley, Tenn.
Private Dewey Kilpatrick, Co.
I, 321st infantry; home address
AshevUle, N. C, 19 Silver street;
Private Richard Gray, Co. F,
321st Infantry, R. F. D., No. 2,
Shallotte, N. C; slightly injured.
Private Chester SIrcy, Co, I,
321st infantry; Defeated, Tenn.;
.Prlvata Robert C. Rogan, Co.
N, 321st istfntry, Othello K. C.;:
Candler, N. C; seriously injured.
Private Hugh Aldrldge, Co. G,
. 221st infantry, Baldwin, Miss.;
Private Ritvt A. Moore, head
quarters company, -321st infantry,
Trio, S. C; slightly injured; em
ergency address, J. M. Moore,
Clio, S. C.
Private Roscoe Braswell, Co.
M., 321st infantry, Montesuma, N.
C, slightly injured,
f Private Willie South, Co. K,
321st infantry, Ashland City, Tenn.,
Private Lonnie E. High, Co. G,
321st infantry, Whiteville, N. C,
Private John E. Hyatt, Co. L,
321st infantry, Weaverville, N. C,
Private William Ledford, Co. L,
321st infantry, Almond, N. C,
Corporal Thomas I. Fitzgerald,
Co. E, 321st infantry, R. F. D. No.
1, Trenton, Tenn.
Corporal Leftwich P. Ramsey,
Company I, 321st infantry, Ashe
ville, N. C, 141 Woodfin street;
Private Andrew Shoulders, Co.
I, 321st infantry, Dierks, Ark.,
Private Elsie McKinley Henry,
Co. L, 321st Infantry, Willets, N.
C, slightly injured.
Private John W. Frost, Co. A,
322nd infantry, Gillikin, N. C;
slightly injured. '
Private George W, Stokes, Co. F,
321st infantry, R, F. D. No. 3,
Louisville, Miss.; slightly injured.
Private George S. Thomson, Co.
I, 321st infantry. R. P. D. No. 1,
Swayney, N. C, seriously injured.
Emergency address,. Supt. Chero
kee Indian school, Ela, N. C.
Corporal Franklin P. Poindex
ter, Co. C, 32lst infantry, Moon
ville, N. C, seriously injured.
Corporal Charles M. Deal, Co.
C, 321st Infantry, home address,
719 Ninth avenue, Hickory, N.
C. ; slightly injured.
Cook Jacob M. L. Kluttz, Co. C,
32lst infantry, East Spencer, N.
C, slightly injured.
Private John W. Rook, Co. G,
321st infantry, Bethel, N. C;
mother, Mrs. Stanley Brown, Rob
insonville, N. C; slightly injured.
Private William A. Brown, Co.
H, 321st infantry, Ramseur," N. C. ;
Private Robert S. Harris; Co. C,
321st infantry, 640 Sunset avenue,
Rocky Mount, N. C; slightly In
jured. Private William J. McKinnon,
Co. H, 321st infantry, R. F. D.
No. l. Henderson, Tenn., slightly
Vacations on the Farm.
Washington, May 10. Government
employes who have 30 days leave dur
ing the year are beingasked by the
federal, employment service to spend
their vacations working on farms. A
farmii?T reserve" has been organized
to assf. 'rrners in Maryland
IW HOME CO.
ia s 1 w r uimr irn
Hill. IIUUI I tmW
Initial I .ting
TO APPLY FOR CHARTER
Capital Stock of Million Dol
lars Authorized One
STOCK WORTH $100 PAR
Various Committees Named
, at Today's Meeting Get
ting Ready For Actual
The naming of committees to look
after the various phases of the work
Planned featured the initial meeting
of the directorate of the Victory
Home company, the city's, million
dollar house building corporation,
held at noon today at the court hm..
The meeting was presided over by
J. A. Taylor as temporary chairman.
Roger Moore was named as secretary.
One of the first actions taken was to
strike from the board of directors
the names of those elected at the
initial mass meeting of Tuesday but
who have not , as yet subscried for
stock in the company, all agreeing
that one could not be a director with
out owning stock. There were seven
ofj these names to go off the list,
leaving the directorate number 2y.
The name of the corporation was
quickly decided upon. Two or three
names were suggested, including the
Liberty company, the Victory ' Build-
fnc- r.TV,rvQr,,r A . - , "
fin the name, but the majority were
agreed that the name should be as
short and significant as possible and
the name Victory Home company was
aaoptea. The authorized capital
stock will be $1,000,000, a quarter of
this having already been subscribed
for. A charter will be applied for at
once and will probably be received
back by Wednesday of next week.
The next meeting of the board will be
called by the chairman and sub
scribers for stock will be asked to
waive their rights and allow the
meeting to be held two days after
called. This action is taken because
time is one of the chief essentials
in the undertaking if It is to be suc
cessful. This will not take any priv
ileges from any one but will greatly
hasten actual building operations.
The committee appointed to apply
for the charter and draft skeleton
ized by-laws is composed of Marsden
Bellamy, T. W. Cooper, J. B. Rice,
J. A. Taylor, C. C. Chadbourn, Roger
Moore and W. D. MacMillan, Jr. The
advisability of starting with an au
thorized capital stock of half a mil
lion was discussed, with the under
standing that it would be later in
creased to a million but action of this
nature was not taken, the board not
caring to lend-the impression that the
project was' of a "pike's" nature.
Another committee composed of
Dave Chadwick, C. C. Chadbourn and
J. O. Reilly was appointed to gather
information and report with sugges
tions and recommendations as to the
nature of houses that will be builded.
No effort will be made at this time
to determine the location of the prop
erty that is to be acquired for these
houses. Another commitee, compos
ed of Roger Moore, Louis Shrier, C.
C. Chadbourn, Dave Chadwick, J. O.
Reilly and W. D. MacMillan, Jr., was
named to handle the subscription
blanks. This committee will name
other committees from the board of
directors and in this manner the sub
scription blanks can be completed in
a very short while.
The par value of the stock is to be
$100 per share and a call will be made
for 25 per cent of one s subscription
when organization Is completed. Just
when and how the remaining 75 per
cent will be called for has not been
determined as yet, but "will be made
public a little later. The houses to
be builded are to be rented or sold,
the object being to sell as rapidly
as they are completed. The question
of setting aside a block of the stock
to be taken in $10 shares by the ones
unable to invest in a more substan
tial manner was decided against.
This, however, will not keep the
smaller man out for in all probabil
ity an arrangement will be made per-
Tnitinsr him to buy one or more
shares on the installment plan, the
stock to be turned over to him when
it is paid for.
Hoke Smith on Military.
Washington, May 10. Senator
Smith of flanrda has heen. annotated
a member of the senate .military cdroH
mittee. the membership of which .was
increased from 17 to 19. SenatorV
iKnox Is the other txbm member.
British and French Have Rees
tablished Their Lines.
SOME LOCAL FIGHTING
. .. . .. . .-. .
Raiding Parties Sent Out by
Opposing Armies and Ar
;.. tillery is Active.
HEAVY HU N LOSSES
Enemy Attacks , in Last Few
Days Have Proven Costly
Better Weather Condi
tions Airmen Busy.
British and French troops south
west of Ypres, having firmly re-estab
lished the line attacked"' on Wednes
day, are awaiting the next move by
the Germans in their efforts to drive
through behind Ypres. The latest re
pulse was the second the Germans
have suffered "along the VoVormezele
Locre line since the capture of Mont
Kemmel, but further attempts by the
enemy are expected.
Attention is being paid by the Ger
mans to the British line north of the
Somme in Picardy, and for the first
time in several weeks the enemy
again has attempted to advance his
lines west of Albert. In a local at-
ktack against the British, after suf
fering heavy losses, the Germans have
captured 160 yards of the first British
line, but were repulsed elsewhere. A
similar local operation at Bouzincourt,
north of Albert, was smashed by the
fire of British rifles and machine
Elsewhere along the Flanders and
Somme battlefields, only the ar
tillery has been active. Paris reports
violent firing in the sector north of
Montdidier to (Hailles.
Latest reports, indicate the German
effort in the north was to have been
In great strength, but that the Brit
ish artillery' on the ejast and a French
If afitry attack and Jbarrage on -' the
DTOM. ,W U1B enemy ' UIVMSlUnS
the scant five miles between Voonne-
zeele and-LaClytte. After much heavy
fighting these troops had gained noth
ing and had sustained heavy losses.
Berlin reports the capture of 675
Anglo-French troops in suudcessful at
tacks. The weather has improved in north
ern France. Probably the .Germans
have been waiting for this to launch
another strong blow. Allied airmen,
however, have taken advantage of the
change from rainy conditions to drop
many tons of bombs on important
railway and concentration centers be
hind the German lines. In air fight
ing British aviators have accounted
for 29 German machines, 22 of which
were destroyed. One enemy airplane
was brought down by rfle fire.
. Rostov-On-The-Don, the largest city
in the Don Cossack territory, and
near the mouth of the Don river, has
b4en occupied by the Germans.
"Premier Lloyd-George and his gov
ernment have passed successfully an
other situation which threatened to
provoke a crisis and the probable re
tirement of the ministry. The gov
ernment won in the house of com
mons when the members, by a vote
of 293 to 106, refused to accept the
motion of the former Premier As
quith that a select committee investi
gate the charges made by Major Gen
eral Maurice. The premier addressed
the house and denied that he or any
other minister had misled the public
as to the status of the British army
as charged by the former chief direc
tor of military operations at the war
ON THE ACTIVITIES OF
Washintgon, May 10. The
flood -light of publicity was turn
ed today upon the activities of
Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor,
while he was investigating the
aircraft production situation as
the personal agent of President
Letters, telegrams and sworn
statements placed in the hands
of senators from the official files
of the war department show that
Borglum's . own inventions failed
of test and that while acting as
the president's agent, he carried
on negotiations for the formation
of an aircraft corporation In.
which he was to be a Silent part
ner, and which, the statemeht de
clares, was to have special ad
vantages because of Borglum's
association and friendship with
the president. '
GIVE SECOND TREATMENT
MONDAY MORNING NEXT.
Wrightsboro school pupils who have
taken the first treatment of anti
typhoid vaccine .are advised, to meet
- P - Arnold Rtovall. county psician
at -the ' school ,Mouday. -morning when
tne second treatment will be adminls-
House of Commons Voting
293 to 106 Sustains Ministry
STRATEGY OF PREMIER
Lloyd-George Again Showed
Himself a Strong Pleader
of His Cause.
VICTORY WAS DECISIVE
Cabinet Changed Tactics and
Successfully Met the Crisis
Brought on by General
London, May 10. The quick and
successful manner in which the
Lloyd-Georgie ministry in the jhouse of
commons dealt with an unpleasant
Incident which had caused more po
litical bitterness than any preceding
chapter of this troubled administra-"
Hon, was brought about by a sudden
change of tactics on the part of the
Premier Lloyd-George again show
ed himself a keen political strategist
and a strong pleader for his own
cause. He withdrew the cabinet's
plan for a court of honor to deal with
the .charges of Major General Mau
rice which Andrew Bonar-Law on
Tuesday said concerned the honor of
the ministers. The premier made it
clear that adoption of former Premier
Ausquith's motion for a select com
mittee would be regarded as vote of
censure which would be followed by
the government's resignation
Mr. Lloyd-George detailed in a
burning speech his version of the
controversy which Major General
Maurice began. The debate was
brief and the premier's explanation
was its dominating feature.
.- The cabinet rode safely over the
crisis by a vote of 233 to 10. The
malority was even larger than, news
papers had predicted, aodjahof that
the -hoqse of commons t least teax&tt
foi a change ot government, which v
w osild hae been the result of adopt-hg-Mr.
Former 'Premier Asqufth's speech
was short. He - expressed surprise
that the government would tike his
motion for investigation by a com
r'Htee as a vote of censure and he
had the house with, him when he re-
Ibuked Chancellor Bonar-Law for as-
A a iv-i i j i. in
serting LUitt liieiuuei s tuuiu uui uo
found who would give a nonpartisan
The principal point of the premier's
defense was that the disputed state
ments had been based on Information
furnished by Major General Maurice's
department of the war office and that
Major General Maurice never had
daily conferences with the cabinet.
He said that General Maurice had
ceased to hold office "for good or bad
EARL CURZON IN A
London, May 10. Speaking to the
Primrose . League today, Earl Curzon,
government leader in the house of
lords and member of the British war
counsel, said that grave times were
ahead and that the British soldierB
might have to give ground. Encour
agement was to be found, however,
he said, in the unity of command, in
America s effort and in the resolute
ir.dominable spirit of the British peo
ple DESERTER'S FATE IN
HANDS OF PRESIDENT
, Washington, May 10. The , case of
a soldier in 'the American expedition
ary " forces condemned , to death -for
deserting in the face of the - enemy
Iwas sent ,to President Wilson today
for final acion. The records of the
trial were careully reviewed by the
judge advocate general's office to
make certain that every step taken
had been ln legal order.
The president recently commuted
the death sentences of two soldiers
convicted-tfor sleeping at their posts
and of two others who ' disobeyed gt
ders. Chaplain Franz J. Feinler, who was
sent1 back from France by General
Pershing, and afterwards was sta
tioned in Hawaii, has been sentenced
to a long term of imprisonment . on
charges of disloyalty. His case was
-jceived ' at the war department to
day for review. ,
NINE DOGS ARE BEING
DETAINED AT THE POUND
Nine tiogs, Including one valuable
bird dog, whose lease on life expires
tonight, and which pound officials dis
like very much to execute ,are being
Retained at the pound and owners of
missing dogs are advised to Inspect
the assembled lot at the city sta
bles before the axe of the execution
er has fallen. The bird dog referred
to is ' an intelligent animal and pound
officials, heartless-4 as many ; imagine
them, would like .very much to .see
him reclaimed during the af ternoonj
W&S'E. A T OSfENB IS
v.. , x , -
Peace Offensive Directed To
ward President Wilson failed
A PERFIDIOUS O F F E R
Hertling Sent Emissary to
Prof. Heron, a Friend of
GOT COLD RECEPTION
The Proposition Submitted
by Germany's Agent Was
Turned Down Ignomini
ously by the Professor.
London, May 10. A story of how
an attempted German peace offensive
directed toward President Wilson was
turned lown ignominiously by Prof.
Heron, an American living in Geneva,
is told by the Swiss correspondent of
The Daily Mail in his dispatch dated
at Ahnemasse, on the Franco-Swiss
frontier. Prof. Heron is described as
a friend of President Wilson.
The German government, according
to the correspondent, tried to get
peace offers sent to h.e president
through Prof. Heron, who was visited
on April 19 by Prof. Quidde, of Mu
nich, a friend of Count von Hertllng,
the imperial German chancellor. Prof.
Quidde was accompanies by the
Dutch pacifist, Dr. Jong Van Beek.
Prof. Quidde said he had come to
prepare the way for a merciful peace
and gave Prof. Heron to understand
that he spoke .for Chancellor von
Hertling, and the. German foreign of
fice." He assured the American pro
fessor that the peace party in the
reichstag was about to gain predomi-
nance in Germany- and ; that he wisk-i
ea io prepare . tresiaent wrison to
. wermany; rror. 14 maqe saw, was
willing to make he following termf :
First. . To stfant autonomy to Al
sace-Lorraine within the limits of the
German empire, provided the allies
would not broach the subject of Alsace-Lorraine
at the peace confer
Second. The Brest-Litovsk peace
treaties not to be discussed at the
peace conference, although the allies
might submit claims for the revision
of them and Germany might make cer
Third. No economic war against
Germany after the war.
Fourth. German colonies to be re
stored. Prof. Quidde asserted that the pres
ent offensive in France had the ultl-,
mate objective of achieving a dura
Prof. Heron, The Dally Mail's cor
respondent, writes, after listening to
the German educator, exclaimed:
"I wonder that you have the, ef
frontery to ask me to lay such a rig-
amarole of a cant deceit before the
American people. Far from creating
a spirit of conciliation it would sim
ply strengthen the American will to
smash, the perfidious' and nerarious of
ferer of such proposals.
"The Unted States Intends to con
tinue the fighting until the PPrussian
military power and, if necessary, the
Prussian state along wtt, JV-is ex"
tingulshed forever ,as a power for
evil, whether it takes one year or ten.
"If you call the. remorseless sacri
fice of two million men a peace of
fensive and if you want the United
States to recognize your Shelling o
Parisian congregations and churches
as a part of it, you are making a
monstrous and foolish blunder.
"When I listen to your false and
treacherous overtures I feel ashamed
Prof :s Ludwig Quidde was a delegate
dent, left the house weeping. The
next w$ek Prof. Heron was besieged
by new offers by telephone, one of
the speakers saying he was Dr. W. S.
Solf, German colonial minister. Prof.
Heron talked straight to all of them,
telling them, among other things, that
"the. United States no longer wants
peace. It wants to sweep out the
Aegean sables of. Potsdam."
Prof. Heron, the dispatch adds, told
the story to the correspondent and
laughed triumphantly. Be said. he be
lieved the Germans were at last con
vinced that the United States intends
to stay in the war until its righteous
objects are achieved. - r
The Professor , Quidde referred to j the " Russian Bolshevik! government,
above Is probably Prof. Ludwig; in the high court yesterday was seri
Quidde, a historian of the University tenced to five years penal servitude
of Munich in the Bavarian capital. -under the defense of the realm act.
German -Chancellor von Hertling is a 1
Bavarian and was formerly Bavarian
prime' minister. - ,
Prof. Ludwig Quidde ws a delegate
to the twentieth universal peace con
ference at The Haeue in j the fall of
1Q13 Tn iwArfnv hafnre h.t rnnfon. I
ence a: proposaj ; for gradual disarm- !
ment, Prof. Quidde severely Tilamed
Germany for the Increase In arma
ments in Europe:" He waid that there
would have been increase, by France,
but for the "action of Germany.
British Naval Forces Mads
5uccessful Raid Lasi Night
VINDICTIVE, WAS SUNK
Obsolete Cruiser Filled WitK
Concrete Sunk Across ,
THE CASUALTIES LIGHT
British Force Returned With
the Loss of Only One Motor
Launch? and Small Number
Great Britain's naval triumph of
April 23 at Zeebrugge when this im
portant German submarine base on
the Belgian coasty was: apparently
blocked by the sinking of concrete
laden ships during a daring raid, has
been virtuallyy duplicated at Ostend,
another valuable base for the U-boats
just to the east. The feat was ac
complished by the sinking last
night of the old cruiser Vindictive,
likewise filled with concrete, across
the entrance to Ostend harbor.
Ostend was originally attacked for
this purpose at the same time as was
Zeebrugge, but the blocking vessel
sent in there were turned slightly off
their course and the success was not
equal to that attained at Zeebrugge.
The operations begun -with a view to
closing these two ports, the admiralty
announces, have now been "success
fululy completed." r
The Importance of the blocking op
erations lies in the fact that if they
have been as successful as is be
lieved, and the Germans have 'been,
deprived of both their Belgian bases,
they will now be forced to. revert, ; for
some time at least, to their home
ports as starting and returning points
for their undersea raiders. Their -craft
would therefore have to tra ,"H
verse far longer, more difficult and
more dangerous routes to "attain their
cruising grounds with the consequent
increase bywnany times "of ;tba
chances pf tae& being iurfi backer
destroyed. . -A
- .OfRefar Report -
marine base of "Ostend, on the Bel
gian coast, "has been blocked as a re
suit of a new raid by the Britisbrna'
val forces, the admiralty announces.
The obsolete cruiser Vindictive, filled -with
concrete, has been sunk across
the entrance to the harbor. -
The announcement 'follows :
"Operations designed to close the;
ports of Ostend and Zeebrugge were;,
successfully completed- last nigfttl
when the obsolete cruiser Vindictive; j?
was sunk between the prers and .'
across the entrance to Ostend harbor.;
"Our light forces, have returned to !
their base with the loss of one mo-
tor launch which had been damaged:
and was sunk by orders of the vice)
admiral to prevent it from falling into
the hands of the enemy.
"Our casualties were light." ,
Apparently the British have carriect1
out another raid on the German aub-;
marine base on the Belgian coast sim'
ilar to the one on April 23, when:
so much damage was done to the har
bor and works at Zeebrugge. In the
raid on Zeebrugge and Ostend On
April 23 the light cruiser Vindictive
landed British storming parties on
the mole at Zeebrugge, the attack
ers doing considerable damage to the
mole after storming German batteries.
Commander Alfred Carpenter was pro
moted to be captain for bravery In ac
tion. The Vindictive was damage v v, I
sefjly in the action at Zeebruggl 3
The .Vindictive was built at Chat- ' )
ham in 1897. She displaced 5,7501 ,.
tons and her complement was ; j
Decision Reached Some Time Ago.
Dover, Eng., May 10. The decision
to send the Vindictive to Ostend was
made a. few days after her return
from the Zeebrugge . raid, and the
task of filling her with concrete-was
begun immediately. . ' ' t
In the joint raid on Zeebrugge and
Ostend, this latest British naval e.
plolt was kept a well guarded secret;
As an evidence of this, it is recalled
that alter the battle-scarred cruiser
returned from Zeebrugge an urgent :
request was made that she " be sent
up the Thames to London tor. public
view. The authorities did t encour
age the proposal, however - and the
agitation subsided. All the time the
old vessel was being overhauled for
her last voyage. '
Russian Consul Sentenced. ' 1
Edinburg, May 10. For making'
speeches prejudicial : to recruiting.
John MacLean, consul in Glasgow of
The evidence showed that -'MacLean
publicly had urged working men to
break all laws and to replace parlia-
after the Russian Soviets: 1 ' :' ;
- Rumanian Parliament Dlto4vll. -
Amsterdam, May . 10-Th Human-
Ian parliament nas Deen ciisoivefl Dr -
royal, decree, accordingr'to "a Ulspatch,
from Bucharest. wewveiectiOHS'have
been, ordered and the newarliaiaeaV
wlll convene on June 17 - ,; , j
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