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Two actions in the North Sea off the Dutch coast: division of German destroyers encountered by British light forces; one enemy destroyer sunk, the others scattered; subsequent destroyer action off Schouwen Bank; British destroyer torpedoed and eventually sunk by British ships; 47 lives lost; German destroyer V 69 puts into Ymuiden badly battered, with many killed and wounded, including the division commander, Corvette-Captain Schültz, killed. German attacks on Riga front driven off. Bulgarians cross an arm of the Danube opposite Tultcha. Unsuccessful German attack at Verdun driven off. Sixteen British naval aeroplanes bombard blast furnaces of Burbach, in the Sarre basin. President Wilson’s speech in the United States Senate on peace; disapproval of a peace based on victory of either belligerent alliance.