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Aug. I. lyid.—Merchantman U-boat
Deutschland leave* Baltimore home
ward bound uu first trip. Somme bat
tle continue*. Russians in heavy bat
tle after crossing Slokhod river.
August Z.—Russians within ten
■die* of KoveL
August X—French recapture part
of Fieury. near Verdun. Sir Roger
Casement hanged in Loudon for par
ticipation In Irish revolt.
August 4.—French take Thiaumont.
Bear VerdutL
August X—British overwhelm Turks
at Romani, near Suez canal.
August 6.—Russians cross rivers
fcrsth and Graberka and take six vil
•ages Austrians.
August 8.—Italians take Gorizia
bridgehead and capture 1(I.(WU pris
ec-rs Rus-:an General Letehitzky
take* two towns and many villages.
August V.—Gorizia falls to Italians
Ifi great offensive. Austrians near
RtaUisiau withdraw on wide front.
August lO.—Russian* take Stanislau.
August 11.—Allies seize iv.iran in
Balkan drive.
August IT—Austrians evacuate line
of the Sirypa river.
August 14.—Russians capture Tusto
August IT—Russians take Jablon
itxa. near Carpathian pass.
As.-ist lti Allies take three miles
of trench.-* near the Jsoumie. An
t»oen«>-d ltu".aa* have taken TKiS.WO
pr.s.*;..-rs s.r.e June 4. 1M1G. when
drive began.
August Is.—Uussnuis advance three
■dir* into Hungary.
August 73u.—British advance on 11
tuile front at ThiepraL near Somme
river. Aide* attack <m l.Wiuile front
In lia.kans. Two British light cruis
er* and .me or two Gentian U-boats
sunk in N< rth Sea tiattle.
August 77g -Announced big Russian
-••u'.ngeBt ha* lauded at Salouiki.
August 73.—The I>eui*<-hland r.-ach
M Bremen.
August 774.—Russians recapture
Mush. Armenia.
August 77*.—Routuania declares war
oo Teuton* and lavad.-s Transylvania.
Italy formally declare* war on Ger
August 72*.—Kaiser makes Von Ilin
dcui.urg chief of staff of all German
arm..-* in piace of Von Faikenhayn.
August 31.—Roumanian), cross Dnn
#•* nisi ompjr Uustriiuk. Bulgaria.
Austrian* fail back in Transylvania.
Sej-tembrr 2—Roumanians. far in
Trat.-ylcama. take llermaun»tadt.
Zrpj»4ins raid London and one is
brought down in flames.
September 2—Allies take three vil
lages oa S-jiame. Roumanians capture
«»rso»a. Austria. Germans and Bui
gar* invade the Dobrudja.
liejxctjtber 4.—French take five more
village* on fcarnt; allies' prisoners
U two days.
^rptrtiiler 6.—Teutons take L*unut>e
ritjr of Tunukai and 20.000 Rouma
KepTemt er 8.—Roumanian* and Rus
sian* drive foe back a little in Do
brad Jn.
yiopieiaber lu.—Teuton* lake Rou
manian fortress of Kilistria.
ts-jtrtubrr 11.—British drive across
Rtruma river in Balkan*.
Srfrteait-er 12—Alii.-s capture three
mile Use m S< •tiitne. Roumanians over
whelmed in Dobrudja.
step:ember 15.—British take Ger
man tv-a-ine positions on six-mile
front. IV “tanks" for first time in
Septter Is—Allies lake Flo. .aa,
Krpteuiber 13.—Serbs fight their way
bark onto their own soli.
September 21.—Russians and Rou
manian* am once they* have throw n
Usek the invader* In Itobrudja.
September 22—Announced allies
took prisoner* in Somme battle
between July 1 and September 18.
September 21—RouUiauiaas in Do
brudja driven back in disorder. Zep
l«4m* invade England; one burned, an
other capture*!.
Vj-irBitef 22*.—Allies advance along
ne front on Sola me. Venizelos
leave* Athens to lead revolt against
Ring « oust an tine.
November 20.—Allies take Combles
and Thii-pval in Sorniue battle.
September 30.—Von Falkenhavn
rout* li •< -.unians at llermannstadt,
Octuber 1.—A Roumanian army
crossed the Danube.
ticiuber 2- Another Zeppelin shot
dow n near Loudon.
October 4.—Ma> kensen drives Rou
manian invaders of Bulgaria back to
ward luvnube.
Octuber 5.—Roumanians flee across
the Danube. Serb* cross Cerna river
In drive on Monasiir.
October 7.—Gorman submarine U-53
visits Newport. R. L, on mysterious
mtarion. Smk* five ships off .\arrn
ganaett Light night of October 7-8.
in-tuber 8 — Roumanians driven back
to Transylvania frouth r.
October 1U.—Roumanians in rout
flee through mountain passes.
October 11.—Greece turns over her
fleet to France on allies' demand. Ital
ians. resuming Canto drive, take 5.
UUi prisoner ».
•yctober 22— Roumanian* In Do
brudja retreat hastily.
(tctober 22—Teuton* occupy Con
•tanxa. principal Roumanian seaport.
German • throw Russians back across
Xarayuvka river.
October 24.—French take 3.500 pris
oners at Verdun.
jaji*_n_(xnj-u-iri*i* * * * i ~u-ij~Li~u~i_nj
October 25.—Kounianlan city of Cer
nuviHla fulls. Defenders blow up great
bridge across Danube.
October 2C.—Light craft clash in
English channel. Six British drift-net
boats, a transport and a destroyer and
one German destroyer sunk.
Xovemlter 1.—Deutschland reaches
New London, Conn., on second trans
Atlantic trip with cargo worth $10,
000.000. U-53 arrives in a German
November 2.—Germans evacuate
Fort Vaux. at Verdun. Italians take
4.731 in new offensive.
November 3.—Italians tuke 3.495
more prisoners.
November 5.—Central powers pro
claim kingdom of Boland. Italians
announce, have taken 40.305 Austrians
since fall of Gorizia.
November 9.—Teutons driven back
twelve miles in Dobrudja.
November 13.—British advance north
of Aucre; take 3.300 prisoners.
November 15.—England announces i
food controller will lie appointed.
November 17.—News received of |
wholesale deportations of B* Igiaus for i
forced labor in Germany.
November 19.—Allies take Monastir, j
November 21.—Emperor Francis Jo
seph of Austria dies and Charles Fran
cis becomes ruler. Teutons take Crai
ova in drive on western Uoumania.
November 23.—Russian dreadnaught
Iniperntrita Maria sunk by internal ex
plosion ; 2U0 killed.
November 24.—Teutons capture Tnr
nu-svverin and Orsova from Rouma
Xovemlter 25.—Teutons cross Alt
river and sweep rapidly through Rou
November 2d.—Venizelos party de- |
' hires war on Germany and Bulgaria. .
Teutons Invading Uoumania from
nortli and south form junction.
November 27.—Teutons take Alex
andria. Itoumania. Zeppelins raid
England; two downed by gunfire.
Novel..her 29.—Beatty replaces Jelli
coe in command of Brifisli tleet.
IWomber 2.—French and Greeks
clash in Athens streets. Teutons win
gr» .it battle for Bucharest.
Dec ;, her 6.—Bucharest falls.
Dee. mher 7.—Lloyd George becomes
premier of Great Britain.
Is e mber S. — Twenty-seven thou
sand Roumanians surrender.
De-cmber 10.—Deutschland arrives
I o-eember 12.—Germany announces
she is ready for peaee parleys.
I Veen her 14.—Russia officially re
buffs German peace offer.
i > r jo.—i-rencn under .Mvene
»ake 9.(«0 prisoners on seven-mile
front :it Verdun. Sivelle tlien leaves
to become commander in chief of nil
Tran••• - home armies. Buzcu and all
Wallaehia lost to Roumanians.
I*.mi er 18.—Russian troops take
over whole Roumanian front.
December 19.—Lloyd George tells
muons Germans must make resti
tution and reparation to get peace.
December 20.—Wilson sends notes
to both sides in war asking their aims.
December 24.—Switzerland officially
indorses Wilson’s plea for statement
of war aims.
December 25.—Teutons take 9.000
Russians in Roumanin.
December 20.—Germany replies to j
Wilson, suggesting peace conference, '
but not stating own war aims or terms i
of peace.
December 30.—Allies in reply to Ger- j
man peace proposal call offer empty ,
and Insincere and refuse conference.
December 31.—King Constantine of
Greece thanks President Wilson for his
note to the belligerents.
January 4. 1917.—British transport
Icernia sunk by U-boat in Mediterra
nean: 130 lost.
January 5.—House of representa
tives rules committee begins investiga
tion of Wall street “leak” of Wilson
peace note news.
January 6.—Russians retreat across
Sereth river in Roumanin.
January 8.—Russians launch offen
sive near Riga.
January 11.—Allies in reply to Wil
son note outline aims, but refuse to
parley with an unbeaten Germany.
Janm ry 17.—Learn German raider
Moewe has stink 21 ships and seized |
three others in South Atlantic. En
tente. in supplementary note to Wilson,
amplifies wur aims.
January 19.—British steamer Ynr
rowdale, Moewe’s prize, reaches a j
German port with 4*19 prisoners.
January 22. — Wilson makes his
“lieaee without victory” address in sen
ate. demanding United States enter
world league at close of war.
January 24.—After initial successes, j
Russians are forced back near Riga.
January 25.—Mine sinks British aux
iliary cruiser Lnurentic off Irish coast.
January 31.—Germany declares ruth
less submarine war, revoking all
pledges to the United States.
February 3.—United States severs
diplomatic relations with Germany.
President Wilson in address to senate
outlines crisis. United States seizes
interned German warships.
February 4.—Wilson asks neutrals
to break with Germany. United States
reserve fleet ordered in service.
February 5.—Announced American
seaman was killed when German sub
marine shelled lifeboat of British
steamer Eavestone.
February 6.—Learned Germany is
| holding United States Ambassador Ge
| rard.
February 7.—British liner Califor
nia. one American aboard, sunk, uu
: warned, off Ireland; 41 lives lost.
Spain calls new U-boat decree unlaw
February 8.—Germany tries to get
Ambassador Gerard to sign a paper re
, affirming Prussian treaties with the
United States, but he refuses.
February 10.—Gerard finally allowed
to leave Berlin.
i February 12.—Announced officially
Germany has asked parley with Unit
ed States through Swiss minister at
Washington and been snubbed. Ger
many masses five army corps to over
awe Holland.
February 13.—British hem in Turks
at Kut-el-Amara, Mesopotamia.
February 15. — Germany releases
American Yarrowdale prisoners.
February 17.—Learn German em
bassy gave orders for crippling of Ger
man merchantmen here before publica
tion of ruthless warfare note.
February 20.—Austria backs Ger
many in ruthless warfare. Food riots
In New York, probably stirred up by
German agents.
February 22.—Germany torpedoes
seven Dutch ships leaving Falmouth
in violation of her pledge.
February 23.—British stringently re
strict imports to fight submarine war.
February 25.—Germans make “stra
tegic” retirement on Ancre front. La
conia, British ship, sunk unwarned off
Ireland; two American women killed.
February 20.—President asks con
gress for authority to arm American
merchantcraft. British capture Kut
February 2S.—Germany’s plot to ally
Mexico and Japan with her against j
the United States and her promise of
three American states to Mexico re
March 1.—President Wilson con
firms story of German attempt to in
cite Mexico and Japan. Tokyo de
nounces plot. House passes bill to i
arm ships. 403 to 13.
March 3.—Russians take Ilamadan,
Persia, from Turks.
March 4 — President Wilson de
nounces “willful men” in senate who
filibustered against armed ship bill,
killing it by ending of administra
tion term. British take over 25-mile
Somme front from French. President
takes oath of office for second term.
March C.—President’s advisers tell
him he has power to arm ships with
out action of congress.
March 7.—Berlin admits sending in
tercepted Zimmermann note to Mex- '
March 0.—President calls extra con- i
gross session for April 16
March 11.—British capture Bagdad.
Russian revolution starts. Petrograd
troops desert government.
March 12.—German U-boat shells
and sinks United States merchant
ship Algonquin without warning.
March 14.—China breaks diplomatic
relations with Germany.
March 15.—Czar abdicates.
March 1C.—Grand Puke Michael of
Russia renounces throne, bringing
Romanoff dynasty to an end. Duma
in control.
March 17.—Germans begin big re
treat on west front. Announced vote
of Russian people will decide form of
March IS.—News received of sink
ing of American ships City of Mem
phis, Illinois and Vigilancia by U- i
boats; 22 men missing.
March 21.—Wilson calls on congress
to meet April 2 instead of April 1C.
Twenty lost when United States tanker
Healdton. bound for Holland, is sunk
by U-boat in North sea.
March 25.—President orders partial
mobilization of National Guard to pro
tect property from German plotters.
Navy ordered to get ready.
March 27.—Fifteen thousand more
National Guardsmen called out.
April 3.—Wilson asks declaration
of state of war by congress. Ger- I
mans drive Russians across Stokhod
river, taking a large number of pris- I
April 4.—Senate passes war resolu- j
tion, 82 to 6.
April 5.—House passes war resolu
tion 373 to 50.
April 0.—I’resident signs congress
resolution and proclaims state of war.
Government takes over German liners.
April 7.—Cuba declares war on Ger
April 9.—Austria-Hungary breaks
diplomatic relations with United
States. British storm Vlmy Ridge,
taking 6,000 prisoners on first day of
battle. Wilson joins fight to raise
new armies by universal service prin
April 10.—British prisoners at Vimy
reach 11.000. Brazil breaks diplo
matic relations with Germany, Brit
ish advance 50 miles beyond Bagdad.
April 11.—Herbert C. Hoover, ac
cepts offer to direct food supplies of
United States.
April 13.—British cut into Hinden
hurg line. President defines war zone
off coast.
April 14.—House passes seven bil
lion war loan bill.
April 15.—Wilson calls on nation to
support him in war.
April 16.—French in 25-mile of
fensive townrd the “Ladies Ronrd” and
in Champagne take 10,000 prisoners
first day.
April 17.—Big war credit passes sen
ate. German wounded die when U-boats
sink British hospital ships Donegal
and Lanfrano without warning.
April 18.—French prisoners in new
offensive total 17.000.
April 19.—Fight is started for pro
hibition during war. American freight
er Mongolia sinks a U-boat—the first
American victory of the war.
April 20.—In confused night battle
of destroyers in English Channel Brit
ish and German vessels lock, and
crews fight with cutlasses.
April 21.—Balfour commission from
Great Britain reaches United States.
April 24.—French commission ar
rives in United States.
April 25.—U-boats sink 64 British
vessels In week, it Is announced, caus
ing alarm in Britain. Wilson tells Bal
four United States will not make a
separate peace. United States makes
first foreign war loan—$200,000,000 to
Great Britain.
April 28.—House votes conscription
army bill, 397 to 24, and senate, 81 to
S. Guatemala breaks oil relations with
April 29.—Petain chosen to lead
French armies in place of Nivelle.
Joffre asks United States army in
France without delay.
May 2.—Announce first Liberty Loan
bond issue will be $2,000,000,000. Sec
retary of State Lansing warns U-boat
sinkings are serious.
May 2.—Russians abandon Mush,
Armenia, to the Turks.
May 3.—News received of mistreat
ment of Jews in Palestine by Turks.
May 4.—French take Craonne from
May C.—French in second battle of
the Aisne take 6,lot) prisoners.
May 7.—Orders given to raise 11,000
engineers here for work in France.
May 10.—Critical situation in Rus
sia and civil war is feared.
May 14.—Great Britain turns over
to United States 1.024,500 tons of ship
ping building for her here.
May 15.—New Italian offensive be
May 16.—Announced squadron of \
American destroyers is assisting the
British; U-boat losses sink to 26 in
May IS.—President proclaims con
scription law, calling on 10.000.000 men.
aged twenty-one to thirty-one years,
to register June 5. Italians announce
6,432 prisoners.
May 25.—Italy launches renewed
Corso offensive, taking 9,000 prisoners
first day. German airplanes kill 76
persons in Ihiver and Folkestone.
May 26.—Germany announces she
will sink hospital ships without
warning unless they obey certain strict
rules about the courses they take. An
nounced Italy has captured 22,414 Aus
trians since May 14.
June 3.—General Chang Hsun named
dictator by royalists of China.
June 5.—United States registers for
the army draft without disorder.
General Brusiloff made head of Rus
sian armies.
June 7.—British blow up Messines
ridge; explosion heard in London;
5.000 prisoners tak> a on first day of
June S.—General Pershing, com
mander of Americ; n expedition, ar
rives in England. Secretary of War
Baker plans for 100.000 American air
planes. One hundr< d American avia
tors arrive in France.
June 9.—Wilson tells Russia what
United States is fighting for. Japan
offended by United States note urg
ing China to maintain order.
June 11.—Lord Northcliffe, famous
publisher, arrives to co-ordinate Brit
ish missions in United States.
June 12.—King Constantine of
Greece abdicates in favor of his sec
ond son, Alexander, at command of the
June 13.-—In greatest air raid so far
on London. 153 are killed and 430 in
jured. Pershing reaches Paris. Elihu
Root and American mission in Pe
June 15.—Liberty loan oversub- |
scribed. Great Britain frees all the
Irish rebels.
June 17.—Doctor Ivers, who wrote
Germany’s official reply to the Bel
gian atrocity charges, is sentenced to
nine months’ imprisonment in Berlin
for extorting $30,000 from the mother
of a soldier by threats; evidence
shows he is a chronic drunkard and
morphine fiend. Duma demands imme
diate offensive by Russian troops.
June 19.—United States Admiral
Sims put in command of allied fleet
off Ireland.
June 22.—Announced Liberty loan
subscriptions total $3,035,226,850.
June 25.—American Red Cross cam
paign closes, with subscriptions over
the hundred million dollars sought.
June 26.—Official Mesopotamian re
port scores British civil and military
leaders. Canadians within one mile
of Lens, great French coal center.
June 27.—Arrival of first United
States army in France announced.
June 2S.—Brazil joins in war by an
nulling her decree of neutrality be
tween the entente nations and Ger
June 29.—Greece breaks diplomatic
relations with the central powers.
June 30.—Russians begin big offen
sive in Galicia. War Minister Ke
rensky leads attack. Haig gains mile
on four-mile front before Lens.
July 1.—Washington announces
United States is ready to equip army
of 2.000.000.
July 2.—Russian prisoners counted
in her offensive number 10,273. Chin
ese empire re-established.
July 3.—Government tells of two
submarine attacks on transports bear
ing Pershing's men; one U-boat sunk.
Russia announces 6,000 more prison
ers. Germans make vain five-mile of
fensive at Verdun.
July 4.—Eleven killed in German
air raid on Harwich.
July 5.—Republicans and monarch
ists battle 35 miles from Peking.
July 6.—Leaders of German spy sys
tem in United States arrested.
July 7.—Twenty-two German Gotha
airplanes, mounting four guns each,
raid London, killing 43 and injuring
July 8.—Wilson orders export em
bargo on food, fuel and many other
things to prevent supplies reaching
Germany. British foreign office states
German crops this summer will not be
above 40 per cent of normal. United
States shipping board states expects
to build 5,000,000 to 6,000.000 tons in
IS months, instead of the 2.500,000 to
3,000,000 originally aimed at.
July 9.—British dreadnaught Van
guard blown up; all but two aboard
July 10.—Germans in sudden drive
along seacoast beat British back to
Yser river and capture 15150 men.
Crisis over electoral reforms and war
aims in Germany. Russians take
Hallcz, Galicia. ,
July 11.—Russians se»— town of
July 12.—Widespread labor disorders
in West caused by Industrial Workers I
of the World; German agents suspect- |
ed. Chang Hsun, leader of Chinese !
monarchists, flies to Dutch legation in i
July 13.—British bring down 30 Ger
man airplanes on west front in big
gest air battle so far.
July 14.—Chancellor Rethmann-Holl
weg resigned and Dr. G. E. Michaelis
succeeded him. Germans took French I
posts south of Courey. House passed
$640,000,000 aviation bill.
July 15. — French took important
bills positions from Germans south of
July 16.—Russians took Lodziany 1
from Austrians, but evacuated Kalusz.
July 17. — French took German
trenches near Melancourt. Three
members of Russian cabinet resigned;
riots in Petrograd suppressed. Shake
up in British cabinet.
July IS.—Increased activity on Rou
manian front. Russians took part of
July IS).—Great German attack be
tween Craonne and Hurtebise partly
successful. Chancellor Michaelis de
clared for submarine warfare. Rus
sians driven back in Vilna region. Teu
tons make advances in Galicia.
July 20.—Draft for American Na
tional army held. Premier Lvoff of
Russia succeeded by Kerensky. Ger
many called 2,060,000 of her youngest
men to the colors.
July 21.—Senate passed food control
and aviation bibs. Russians in disor
derly retreat, burning villages.
July 22.—German aviators raided
England, killing 11 in coast towns, but
were driven away from London. Siam
declared state of war with Germany
and Austria-Hmiuary.
July 23.—Kerensky given absolute
powers as dictator of Russia. Ger
mans lost heavily in attacks along the
Chemin des Dames.
July 24—Goethals, Denman and
W bite out of shipping board ; Rear Ad
miral Capps, E. X. Hurley and Bain
bridge Colby succeeded them. Mc
Adoo asked congre-^ for $5,000,000,000
more for war. Russians evacuated
Stanislau. their whole line periled.
French defeated Germans on Craonne
July 25—Division of traitrous Rus
sian troops blown to pieces by own
artillery as part of General KomiloflTs
measures to restore order. Lenine,
Russian pacifist agitator, captured af
ter greatest man hunt Russia ever
June 28, 1914.—Archduke Ferdinand,
heir presumptive to Austria's throne,
and wife assassinated at Serajavo,
Bosnia, by Slav student. 1‘rincip, giv
ing the pretest for war.
July 23.—Austria delivers famous
ultimatum ti. Serbia, charging assas
sination plot was hatched on Serb
July 2S.—Serbia having agreed to
all Austria demands save one, Austria
declares war.
August 1.—Germany declares war on
August 3.—Germany declares war on
France and invades Belgium.
August 4.—Great Britain declares a
state of war by act of Germany.
August 21-24— Battle of Mons-Char
leroi; Germans victorious.
August 23.—Japan at war with Ger
August 27.—Germans burn Louvain,
August 29.—Russians crushed in
battle near Tannenburg. Prussia.
September 5-10.—Germans turned
back by French and British in the
battle of the Marne.
September 12.—Battle of the Aisne
October 9.—Germans capture Ant
October 21-31.—First battle of
October 30.—Russia deelart-s war on
November 1.—Germans sink Ad
miral Cradloek’s British fleet off Chili.
November 10-12.—Second battle at
December 1.—German General De
Wet captured, ending South African
December 5.—Serbians defeat Aus
December 8.—British sink German
fleet off Falkland islands.
January 24, 1915.—Naval battle in
North sea; German cruiser Bluecher
February 8.—Russians suffer sec
ond great defeat in East Prussia.
February 17.—Germans begin sub
marine blockade, despite American
March 22.—Russians take Przemysl,
Galicia after long siege.
April 22.—Gas first used in war by
Germans at Ypres.
April 25.—Allies land at Darda
May 4.—Beginning of great German
offensive against Russia.
May 7.—Lusitania sunk unwarned by
C-boat; 1,000 die, of whom more than
100 are Americans.
May 22.—Italy declares war on Aus
June 2.—Teutons retake Przemysl.
August 5.—Germans capture War
September 1.—Germany promises
United States to sink no more liners
without warning.
September 8.—Czar succeeds Grand
Duke Nicholas in commend of Russian
September 15.—Germans capture
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I’insk—high tide in invasion of Russia.
September 24-25.—Allies in drive in
France capture 25,000.
October 5.—Ajlies land at Saloniki.
October 0.—Germans occupy Bel
October 10.—Bulgaria attacks Ser
December 9.—Germany announces
Serbia is entirely conquered.
December 19.—Allies evacuate Gal
lipoli. ,
February 14,1916.—Russians capture
Erzeruin, Turkey.
February 23.—Germans open Verdu
April 18.—Russians take Trebizond,
April 24.—Irish revolt in Dublin.
April 28.—British besieged in Kut-el
Amarn. Mesopotamia, surrender.
May 30.—Battle of Jutland; 14 Brit
ish and IS German warships sunk.
June 5.—Lord Kitchener drowned
when cruiser Hampshire is torpedoed
north of Scotland.
.Tune 17.—Russians retake Czerno
witz. capital of Bukowina, in great of
June 20.—Arabs rebel from Turkey,
capture Mecca; new kingdom estab
June 27.—British and French in
great drive in west.
July 9.—Submarine merchantman
Deutschland reaches Baltimore.
July 27.—Russians retake Brody,
northern Galicia.
August 9.—Italians take Gorizia.
July 10.—Russians take Stanislau,
August 28.—Roumania enters war on
side of the entente, and invades Tran
September 6.—Germany begins great
squeeze on Roumania.
November If).—First great air bat
tle of world's history; 67 British,
French and German airplanes brought
December 5.—Teutons take Bu
December 11.—Germany openly prof
fers peace to her enemies.
December 21. — President Wilson
asks both sides to define their war
January 17. 1917.—News received
German cruiser Moewe has taken 24
ships in South Atlantic.
January 22.—Wilson asking “peace
without victory." demands United
States enter world league at close of
January 31.—Germany declares ruth
less submarine warfare or. all ships,
whatever nationality, in the war zones.
February 3.—United States severs
diplomatic relations with Germany.
February 26.—President asks con
gress for authority to arm all Ameri
can vessels.
February 26.—British capture Kut
February 28.—Zimmermann note
suggesting alliance of Mexico and
Japan with Germany against United
States made public.
March 11.—British capture Bagdad.
March 11.—Russian revolution starts.
March 15.—Czar abdicates.
Starch 17.—Germans begin big
“strategic retirement” on west front.
April 3.—Wilson asks congress to
declare a state of war with Germany.
April 6.—President signs congress
resolution proclaiming war.
April 7.—Cuba declares war on Ger
April 9.—Austria-Hungary breaks
diplomatic relations with United
April 9.—British storm Yimy Ridge.
April 10.—Brazil breaks diplomatic
relations with Germany.
April 10.—French in great offensive
near Aisne river.
April 19.—American freighter Mon
golia sinks a submarine, this being
the first American victory of the war.
April 28.—Both houses of congress
pass selective draft army bill.
May 15.—Big Italian offensive in
Carso begins.
June 3.—Chinese royalists name
Chang Hsun dictator; Germans assist
June 5.—Americans register for
army draft without disorder.
June 7.—British blow up Messines
ridge; explosion heard in London.
June 8.—General Pershing roaches
June 12.—King Constantine of
Greece abdicates; nation prepares to
join allies.
June 13.—153 killed. 430 injured In
London by German airplane raid.
June 15.—United States Liberty
Loan closes, with billion oversub
June 27.—Announce arrival of first
American army in France.
June 2S.—Brazil joins in war.
June 30.—Russians begin big offen
sive in Galicia led by War Minister
Kerensky in person.
July 2.—Chinese empire declared re
established ; republicans prepare to re
July 7.—Twenty-two German air
planes of immense new type kill 43,
injure 197, in London.
July 8.—Wilson orders export em
July 12.—Chinese empire fails;
Chang Hsun flees to Dutch legation in
July 13.—In biggest air battle so far
British claim downing of 30 German
planes on west front.
July 14.—Yon Bethmann-Hollweg,
German imperial chancellor, resigns
and the kaiser appoints Dr. Georg
Michnelis in his place.
July 19.—Russians in Galicia mu
tiny and are routed by Germans.
July 20.—Draft for American Na
tional army held.
July 20.—Premier Lvoff of Russia
resigns and Kerensky succeeds him.
July 21.—United States senate
passes food control and $640,000,000
aviation bills.
Canadian Soldier Still Living Because
Me Mad Volume In Pocket and
Was Not Reading It.
From the trenches un the western
front by way of Canada comes the
■tary of a eoldier'* narrow escape from
death and the levity dispU^ by a
comrade, illustrating bow viewpoints
change when men get on the firm*
“^cate Mac of an Alberta regiment
had a pious upbringing in his early
home in Scotland, and his religious in
clinations did not desert him when his
family settled on a farm in western
Canada. All through the wur he has
carried “Spurgeon's Sermons” In his
breast pocket, and occasionally he does
some preaching, with his comrades In
arms as the congregation.
Private O of the same regiment
larked the upbringing and the book of
sermons, but possesses a sense of
humor. The two were in a group
resting and smoking when a shot from
i a German sniper hit Private Mae in
: the breast, the bullet being deflected
by the book. *’’’
Fearing that Mac was about to im
prove the occasion, G “beat him- to it”
and in a fair imitation of his friend’s
best preaching manner started in:
“Oh, dear friends, what a blessed
thing it was that our dear brother
wasn’t a-readlng of his book of ser
mons—ns he ought to have been—in
stead of engaging in worldly conver
sation with sinful soldier men. For If
dear Brother Mac had been a-readlng
of his book of sermons, where, oh,
where, my dear friends, would Brother
Mae (priceless old thing) have been
Cheap and Good.
Some of the best foods are the
cheapest. There are carrots, salsify,
parsnips, lettuce and such stuff. They
have not advanced in price very much,
and they are the best food that grows,
says the Columbus (O.) State Journal.
Carrots have the rarest combination
of food qualities of anything that
grows. It Is so healthful that It Is
said a steady diet of it will cure many i
distempers. Parsnips are cheap, good, !
wholesome. Anybody who doesn t j
like the taste of a parsnip has his
palate put in wrong. Lettuce is cheap
and a lettuce sandwich is royal food.
Anyone who starves while these things
are oa tke market, to be bought for a
few cents, has not much of a claim
on life. There is more health in them
than in porterhouse steak or oyster
cocktails. Some people affect to
think they are a low-brow food, but
.... . -.Mat'll | •*•••* ‘T.'i -
It might be said in retort that they !
are low-browed people who think so.
Live on carrots for a week and you
win the prize offered for the best song
on Ohio.
At Last!
“There is only one thing in this war
that gives me any comfort,” remarked
Mr. Cumror.
“What's that?”
“At last I am permitted to come
right out in public and say I don't
approve of Wagner opera.”
Western Canada 1917 Crops in
Good Shape.
.tile it is a little early ig predict
..iiut the Western Canada grain crop
will produce- there is every indication
at the present writing that the 191"
crop will give an excellent return. Re
ports received from’ all portions of
Manitoba, Saskatchewan ami Alberta
speak of good growing weather, a
fairly advanced stage of all groins,
with prospects as good as In the post
two years. Should conditions ,,;i.
finite as at present, it is safe to ,
elude that Western Canadian farm
ers. already free of debt, as a re
suit of the splendid crops and prevail
ing high prices, expect from this, sea
son's returns lo lie in a position that
will place them away beyond any fear
of the future.
The acreage of Western Canada will
lie about the same as last year. Seed
ing was somewhat later than last
year, hut germination was quicker. The
only possible drawback now wonld
seem to be a scarcity of harvest hands,
hut it is felt by the authorities that the
situation will be pretty well cared for
by that time.
Land values are increasing, but there
is room for a much greater increase
than in the past, owing to the re: . : s
that farmed land will give when com
pared with its cost. In some distrws
land that could have been bought l:\ •
years ago for $15 an acre is changing
hands st $CiO an acre, the seller satis
fied that lie is giving the purchaser
good value for his money. And why
not. when it is known that in a great
many cases during the past two years
crops have been grown on this land
that have produced a profit of forty
and fifty dollars per acre, over and
above cost of production. These cases,
while not general, were not excep
in siudition to tin* lands that are
offered for salt' by railway companies
land companies anti private individ
uals. the homesteading areas offer
great inducements for those who are
willing lo do a little pioneering for a
year or two. By that time settlements
| would come into existence, and this
! means a condition similar to that en
j joyed by many of the older settlements
| of today—schools, churches, railways.
| I lie land Is of h’gli-class quality,
strong and vigorous, easily worked,
and capable offnodueing the very best
| of crops.
The demand for all grains for some
years will be great, and it will require
all the resources of man. beast and
soil to meet it. That the prices will
be good goes without saying, but at the
present time there is something more
appealing than the lucrative prices
that prevail. That is, the desire to
assist in winning the world war. The
man at the plow is doing his "bit." and
the spirit of patriotism that prevails
will lead hfm into a broader sphere of
action. No matter where he may tie he
will look about him that he may find
land to further develop the country's
resources. It is possible that his own
state may furnish the land, in which
case he will be quick to take advan
tage of the offer. If land in his
own state Is not available. Canada
(now our ally) will be glad to furnish
it in unlimited quantfty. as she is vital
ly Interested In largely increasing the
supply of foodstuff which is now as
urgently needed and is as valuable as
ammunition to the allied countries.
The appeal made by Mr. Hoover.
United States controller of foods, and
also by Hon. \V. J. Hanna. Canadian
controller, emphasizes tire need of the
allies, urges economy and the preven
tion of the waste in food, and lie
speaks whole-hearted public co-opera
tion, Speaking of Great Britain.
France. Italy, Belgium and their Eu
ropean allies, they say:
"For nearly three years their man
power has been engaged in the direct
work of war. and in some cases large
areas of their most productive lands
have been overrun by the enemy. Their
food shortage and the food to supply
the armies of Canada and the United
States must be wholly provided from
this side of the Atlantic. The supply
must also be sufficient to cover losses
at sea. Australia. New Zealand, the
Argentine Republic and other coun
tries are not now available to relieve
the situation because of their remote
ness and the shortage of tonnage.
“The crop of storeahle foods grown
in Canada and the United States suit
able for shipment overseas threatens
to be entirely inadequate to meet the
demand unless the whole people de
termine by every means in their power
to make up the shortage. Every indi
vidual is under a direct obligation to
assist in rationing the allied forces.
There must be national self-denial and
national co-operation to provide the
necessary supplies."—Advertisement.
She Didn’t Have One.
Mrs. Worrimore—Why can't you get
lip as early as the cook? You both oc
cupy the same room "1th an alarm
clock, hut you’re always at least an
hour late.
Tilly, the Second Maid—Yes’rn, hut
the alarm clock belongs to the cook an’
I ain’t got one.
"I want, dear, to give u blow-out."
“Then first, my own, wo must raise
the wind.”
Often bric-a-brac Is sold for Junk,
but more often Junk is sold tor brio
a-brac.—Milwaukee Journal.
Spain last year Imported 16,383 tons
of coffee, compared with 15.974 tens tu
1915 and 13,873 In 1914.
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M_’m r ^ quickly telievcdby Mwtoc
1CVCS NoSmitusa,
dr just Eye Comrort. At
Druggwti or by mail 50c per Bottle, murine
EyeSnlvein Tube* 25c. For Beak el IBs Eye
fiW «k Hwtan Eva Bemeay $*.. Cklcas*