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VOL. XLIV NO. m.
I' RAINSJLL OYER
Child Killed When Station it Wiped
Out in the Eastern Part of
RAILROADS SUFFER LOSSES
Heaviest Downpour in Years Ruins
Many Fields and Washes Out
STREAMS OUT OF THEIR BANKS
While the heaviest of the rain
Friday night missed Omaha and the
eastern portion ot the state, nearly
every other part of It, southern South
Dakota, eastern Wyoming; and north
ern Kansas, according to morning
reports to tho railroads, were visited
by a downpour that in many locali
ties was almost a flood, causing
great damage to crops and causing
In portions of eastern Wyoming
tornadic winds accompanied the rain,
but as wires are down the reports
are coming In in fragments and lack
detail. At Node's ranch, the second
station over the Wvominsr lin on
the Northwestern 's Lander branch,
a tornado covering an area some two
miles wide and, so far as can he
i learned, twenty-five miles or so
bbuthwest to northwest, passed
through the country.
At Node's ranch, a station where there
re about a dozen houses, all of them
were destroyed or badly damaged py the
wind, and a child killed. In the rath of
the storm the report comes that several
ranch houses were destroyed, but it Is
not believed that any of the occupants
Appears Friday Might.
The storm appears to have struck
Node's ranch about 6 o'clock in the eve
ning. The telegraph line, a Dingle wire,
was blown down, and since the first re
port that cams across country to Harri
son, was received, nothing has been heard
from the stricken cone. Late at night
the wires went down between Chadron
and Hermosa, and consequently all north
western territory In the west part of
the state la cut off from communication.
Along the Northwestern the storm
struck the Bonesteel country and reports
of serious washouts between Bonesteel
and Winner are reported. ..
The Burlington's telegraph service to
the northwest la completely 'demoralised
on account of the wind of Friday eight,
and only fragments of reports have been
received. Cyclonlo conditions are reported
to have been general over a good deal of
the country through, eastern . Wyoming,
but no report of serious damage has
come to headquarters.
A cloudburst at Marietta, the first sta
tion west of Edgemont on the Sheridan
line, washed out one bridge and carried
away a long stretch of grade. Another
bad washout la reported in the vicinity
of Hot Springs and several between bher
idan and New Castle, Wyo.
Fir Inches of Rata.
From Grand Island west on the Union
Pacific and up the Republican valley
from Red Cloud on the Burlington the
precipitation during the afternoon of Fri
day and Friday night amounted to four
to five inches, throwing all streams out
of their banks and bringing about flood
In Kansas the rain, according to the
railroad reports, was heavier than in
any part of Nebraska. The railroads
report that around Marysville, Hanover.
Concordia, Blue Rapids and up and down
the river from Topeka there was five to
eight inches of rain during the night and
mora falling, and without any indications
of a cessation.
Railroad reports indicate that through
northern and central Kansas the streams
are all out of their banks, many of them
the highest in years. The low lands are
flooded and crops practically ruined
where they have not been washed away. '
Cat Alfalfa Is Lost .
It is asserted that the first cutting of
alfalfa on the bottom lands In the south
ern part of Nebraska and all through
Kansas will be a total loss. Where the
fields are not covered with water the
lain has been so continuous that the for
ego plant after having been cut has
Southwestern Iowa was hit about the
same as the southern part of Nebraska,
Reports indicate that over four or five
counties the rain commenced to fall early
In the evening and continued all night,
the precipitation being anywhere from
one to three and four Inches, pushing
the streams out of their banks and flood
ing the bottom lands, doing great dam
age to the growing crops.
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Temps-rat nre at -
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A. WELtili. Local Fort-came r.
PHOTO OF PRESENT SPECIAL INTEREST President
Wilson and Secretary of State Bryan taking a walk on the
day the president secured Mr. Bryan's acceptance o(
the State Portfolio.
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SCOTT'S BLUFF MAN
Joseph Layton is Shot Throngh the
' Head While Sitting in His
" Home Reading.1
HIS DEATH IS INSTANT AITEOUS
SCOTT'S BLUFF, Neb., June 12.
(Special Telegram.)- Joseph Lay
ton was shot and Instantly killed
last night about 9 o'clock, by an un
known assassin. He was sitting at
a table reading in company with his
father-in-law when the bullet, a
large caliber steel-jacketed missile,
entered the window, penetrating the
head near the base of the brain, back
of the right ear, emerging over the
Layton had been here nearly thirty
years, was prosperous and well to do. He
was married about a year ago, and his
wife who has been In a hospital for sev
eral weeks has returned" home" and'"was
In bed In an adjoining boom at the .time
of the tragedy. . .
About three years ago Layton . had
trouble with a Russian over the 'division
of water from a lateral, which, both used,
a fight followed and Layton struck the
Russian with a shovel, inflicting a fatal
blow. He was acquitted aa having acted
in self-defense..' He paid the . Russian"
family a damage Judgmont later. It Is
not known whether this had anything to'
do with last night's tragedy.
Berlin Paper Says
Bryan Is Posing as
Eescuer of .Nation
BERLIN, June 12. (Via London.)-The
Vosalche Zeitung alone has published so
far what purports to be a short summary
of the latest American fsjte, The news
TrPer comments on this communication
l'i the following terms:
"The note happily contains nothing of
that sharpness which -according to dis
patches from London It was said to con
tain, nor Is there even a threat to break
eff diplomatic relations. On the con-.rary
the text does not lack a certain wairath
and an acknowledgement of legality, to
be found on the German side.
"After declarations made by Mr. Bryan
one expected a note which' would Increase
the danger of a German-American crisis.
Mr. Bryan, who stands at the head of the
American peace societies and ltt'ia to
hear the people call him the 'Prince' of
leace,' apparently deiiire.1 to appear as
the rescuer ot-the nation from thlj dan
ger. This for the sake of Interim I po
litic a I reasons, in order to win for him
self friends among the peace advocates,
an.ong the German-Americans, the Irish
and the Hebrews, perhaps looking ahead
tc the next prealdential election. As for
Mr. Wilson he seems to hope to play the
role of arbiter between Germany and
England through his great sucvm In
foreign policies to strengthen his posi
tion at home."
Referring to Robert Lansing, the spo
rt tar y of state ad interim, the Vosniche
'This gentleman cannot be regard-id as
sr. unconditional anglophlle; he once
wiote a letter that he was tired of telng
England's messenger boy."
Trawler Waago Sunk
in the North Sea
LONDO.Y. June 12. The trawel Waago
has heen sunk by a &-rmn submarine
in tha North sea. The member of the
i hew have been landed at Hartlepool.
WILL YISIT PLACE
PHAGAN JSIRL SLAIN
Governor of Georgia to Go to Fac
tory Where Woman Met
TO CONSIDER CASE i CAMITJLlY
' ATtiANTA, Ga.. June 12. Gover
nor Slatoa this afternoon adjourned
the bearing In thev Frank Case until
Monday to allow attorneys time to
prepare briefs. He announced .that
he would go Into all the evidence
carefully and visit the factory where
the girl was murdered before an
nouncing his! decision.
In reply to a . question by Governor
Slaton, Mr. Howard said he was willing
to accept the testimony of the state
chemist, -Dr. R. Harris, and other state
witnesoea as to the violence committed
against tho Phagan' girl prior to ; the
murder. ...The attorney argued at length
on this, tcfltimonv.
"Where did you say Mary Phagan was
killed?" the governor asxed. ..
Wk Blow' Struck.
"I think the' blow was struck on the
first floor of the pencil factory aa she
came down the steps from the second
floor," replied Mr. Howard. .
"Then, being stunned, I think she was
taken to the basement, where she was
further ussnulted and the actual murder
accomplished. The record, however, is
rather blank ar to how she got into the
"Excepting the ' testimony of Coniey,"
suggested the governor.
"Oh! If we are to accept Conleya story
as 'true we have no case here whatever,"
replied the lawyer.
By his questions, during Mr. Howard's
argument, the governor indicated that he
proposed to go exhaustively Into the
evidence. He also stated that he In
tended to visit the factory where the
murder occurred before he made his deci
sion lu the case.
Mr.. Howard read nineteen allegations
mado agair.it Frank by the prosecution,
independent of the testimony of Coniey.
"Every one of the circumstances and al
legationa contained in these points," he
declared, "we have disproved or refuted
with satisfactory explanation."
- At the close of . Mr. Howard's addreas,
speakers from the Manietta delegation,
in charge of former Governor Brown,
was heard. These Included Solicitor Clay
of Cobb county and M. M. Sessions. The
latter read resolutions protesting against
"outside lnletrference with tha courts of
law of Qorgta." recently adopted by a
mass meeting at Marietta.
Mr. Brown presented the closing argu
ment for his delegation. Speaking of the
late Judge Roan's letter, he said that
nowhere In the letter did the Jurist say
he believed Frank was Innocent, but that
he only expressed a doubt as to his
guilt "I want to say," he continued,
"that the word mercy cannot be found
In the constitution of Georgia. Nowhere
la It found In the Bible, wbere It Inter
feres with Justice."
Mr. Brown, in his concluding argument,
said: "Georgia haa one law for all men
Christian and Hebrew alike all mar
must obey It. Your excellency. If you wish
to Invoke lynch law to weaken. If not
destroy, trial by Jury In this state you
can do it by reversing ali the court s de
cision In this ease."
The hearing ended unexpectedly at 1 p.
m., when Solicitor Dorsey requested time
In which to present a written brief and
to make an oral argument. Governor Pla
ton granted this r-qurt and announced
an adjournment until Monday.
'"-V UNITED STATES
Carranza and Villa Both Want
American Government to Con
sider Each as Leader.
FORMER ISSUES PROCLAMATION
Calls on Other Factions to Affiliate
with His Faction.
HE MAKES EXTENSIVE CLAIMS
WASHINGTON, June 12. Gen
eral Carran7 has Issued a procla
mation at Vera Crti making n bid
for recognition by the I'nited Slate-.
John It. fillllman, personal repre
sentative of President Wilson in
Mexico, telegraphed Its text to tho
State department todny from Vera
What effect, if any. It will have
on President Wilson's Mexican pol
icy can only be conjectured. A state
ment by General Villa already re
ceived In Washington Is expected to
be laid before the president before
Carranxa'a proclamation calls on the
other factions to affiliate with his gov
ernment, and claims that he now con
trols nine-tenths of the population and
seven-eighths of tho territory In Mexico.
"One of the -greatest difficulties In the
matter of policy," Carrsnxa says, "hns
bten lack of understanding of other gov
ernments, particularly the t'nlted B.ntca."
In his proclamation t'arranza lays ilonn
the following statements, obviously to
learn how tho Washington government
Guaranty to forelimcrs of the rights to
which they are entitled under tho luwa of
Mexico as to life, liberty and property.
Indemnity for property damnged dining
the revolution on a Just and fair i-ssia.
Restoration of peace and order.
In the settlement of the agrarian prob
lem there should - be no confiscation.
There should be an equltahle distribution
of the lands the government now pea
sesses. Property Illegally possessed should
be restored to rightful owners.
The department of public education
should be extended to all parts of the
A national congress should be called to
provide for the election of a president.
The first chief of the constitutionalists
will deliver over executive authority to
whomsoerer-'BhaU be selected. .
' ,.f ilia' Read- fr New tJaloa.
tJL PASO, Tex., " June 11-General
Villa in a not to President Wilson ex
pressed willingness "to Invite a new
union of all Mexicans to work together
to Insure the triumph of the revolu
tionary principles, especially the agrarian
problem and the extension of Instruction
among the poorer classes."
The note, which is a reply to the recent
communication sent to General Villa and
others leaders in Mexico, Is expected to
be presented today to the State depart
ment by Enrique C. Llarente, represen
tative of the Vllla-Zapata faction at
Another note signed by Francisco Villa
has been dispatched to General Venus
tlano Carranxa, asking the latter to agree
to a conferenco of leaders in Mexico "to
unite and reorganize." The note states
that propositions are being placed before
Emlllano Zapata and Roque . Gonzalez
No explanation from General Villa lit
thla connection is reported for ousting
Garza from the capital at Mexico City.
Garxa was chosen provisional president
by the Agua Cailentes convention of
Mexican chiefs several months ago.
The communications were formulated
at a meeting of Villa and his staff at
Aguas Cailentes. General Villa In his In
vitation for a conference points out
two reasons for his aotlon. First, that
unless the constitutionalists reorganize
the government the clentiflcoa (Diaz)
party will again get control under the
guise of another name. and. second, un
less conditions in Mexico are Improved,
the United States will Intervene.
The invitation requests an early reply,
that preliminaries for the conference, if
agreed to, may be arranged. No place
for holding the meeting la suggested.
Villa Praises Wilsoa.
General Villa declared he Is Impelled
to reply to President Wilson's declaration
of policy regarding Mexico because of
Mr. Wilson's high spirit of Justice and
the "cousloeration and respect In which
he Is held both Inside and outside his
own country, especially by the middle
class and the poorer people of Mexico, a
consideration and respect which I also
hold for him."
Villa then reviews the assassination of
President Madero and Vice President
Suarez, and the efforts of the constitu
tionalist to overthrow the regime of
Vlctorliir.o Huerto. Ho refers to the
"moral aid given by the people of the
United States" In these circumstances,
for which he expresses the gratitude of
tho Mexican people.
"I am pleased to know," says the Villa
note, further, "that President Wilson
recognizes that the American people and
the American government have no right
to take part in the settlement of ur
Villa characterizes as "disgraceful" the
division among constitutionalist leaders
after t.te triumph against Vu torluno
Huerta, which he attributes In part to
"personal ambitions of some persons,''
but declares that certain principles were
Involved for whloh "we are still fighting."
FORMER I0WAN CHARGED
ATLANTIC, la., June (Special)
The news haa been received here from
southern Idaho that John Pipher, formerly
representative in the state legislature here
and now a resident of Nampa, Idaho,
was last week bound over to the district
court in Canon county, Idaho, under 12,000
bond on a charge of manslaughter as a
result ef Ms running over an agd man
with his car on the streets of Caldwell,
London Paper Says Wilson is
First Citizen of the Whole World
l.OMuiN, June P.' In- a two-column
tribute to i cal.lrnt Vtlon. Alfred U
Gardner, editor of the Pally News says:
"No man In the democratic woild today
Is so entirely governed t-y principle nml
inoinl sum ) inn-. ptvnident Wilson Is not
nn-rely the first citizen of the t olled
States, hut the first citizen of the world.
Me makes intMnkca. no doiiht. for he is
human, but they never are the mistakes
r-f a weak man; they never are the mis
takes of a political gambler or one
touched by aot-c'M motives of ambition.
"Kmieror Wlltinm hns nmde many mls
enlciilntlons about nations and men. but
his crcatost mlsriilculatlon wis In regard
to Mi. Wilson and the fulled St.-ili-s ln-
IdentaMy. there nlso has been much mis
conception on the same subject in this
Sudden Collapse of Advance Due to
Failure of Supply of Ammuni
tion to Arrive from Japan.
SUPPLY IS SUDDENLY CUT OFF
WASHINGTON. June IV The
sudden collapse of the apparently
overwhelming victorious march of
the Russian armies Into Prussia and
across the Carpathians Into Hungary
and the severe reverses which they
suffered since the turn of the tide
j at Premysl were directly attrlbuta
j bio to the recent crisis In the rela-
Hons between China and Japan, ac
cording; to Information which has
reached diplomatic circles here.
Act-cording to. these accounts. In the be
ginning of the war ltupsla turned 10.
Japan lor a supply of war materials.
Japan wus In pisltlnn to sell any quantity
of ammunition and small arms and c-i
cannon after the successful siege of KIho
Chow, when there was no longer need
for maintaining the lare army mobilized
for that purpose. Ho all the Japanese, re
serve ammii!iltion which could safely be
sparej would he loaded on freight and
express cars and even passenger roaches
on the PtbtTlnn rollrosd and despatched
overland to Russia. In addition tho Jap
ancNo arms factories and metal works re
celvrd and begun to execute rapidly great
contracts for the supply of all sorts of
military equipment to Russia, varying
from field guns to uniforms and saddles.
When the negotiations between China
and Japan regarding Manchuria and,
Mongolia and Klao Chow suddenly as
sumed a critical phase, it la said that the
Japanese government regarded It as
prudent to retain in Japan these military
supplies aa a precautionary measure In
caso the Chinese actually go to war and
also because of the possibility that . some
of the powerful nations which guaranteed
Chines') integrity, even RusMa being kept
In mind, might endeavor to Intervene.
The effect of the conversation of Jap
anese rescurces was almost Instantly
manifested at the far distant Russian
front for It developed that the Russians
had exhausted all their own reserve stock
of ammunition and with their limited
manufacturing facilities were dependent
upon Japan for the greater part of the
powder, shot and shell needod by tho
In that emergency appeals were made to
Japan to loosen tho embargo and pressure
was brought to bear on that country
through Its allies, so that it is understood
that now the current of supply hoi ugain
been estahliHhed, Japan having becomo
satiHfie thnt there was no longer Im
minent danger of trouble with China.
Mahon Says More
Pay Must Be Basis
for Arbitration Deal
CHICAGO, June 12. Conferences be
tween Mayor Thompson and W. D.
Muhon, president of the Amalgamated
Association of Kteel and Electric Rail
road Kmployes, with other union officials
attending, began here today In an effort
to avert a strike of 11,500 street car men.
The mayor was prepared to urge arbi
tration. President Mahon, however, mid
that he would oppose arbitration unless
Mayor Thompson could insure the man
of a substantial Increase in wages.
President Mahon said that ir Mayor
Thompfxin cannot give thW assurance he
will not Interfero with the strike order
lasucd by officials of Chicago union.
STATE FARM EXPERTS MAKE
A TOUR OF CASS COUNTY
ATLANTIC, la., June IS. (Special) The
form tour of Cis county mado Wednes
day by representatives from Ames col
leen was piost successful. Klt'ht stops
were made, by the tourists, the dlnnr
stop being made at tho Oliver OUrus
piece west of the Norway school. Here
nearly 2i people assembled at the noon
hour. A goodly crowd accompanied the
Ames people on the entire trip and found
much that was Interesting and profitable.
Stops wero made at the following fa mm:
Rhlnehsrdt Vetterlch, A. Z. 8ctt. Abo
Bigg. Oliver Ostrtis. P. P. Becker. John
Forsyth. Peter Hopley & ftou and
O. C. Gibbons A Hon. The Ames peoplu
on the trip wt-re Prof. M. H. Hoffman,
who had charge of the tour; Prof. M. A.
iiouser. 1'iof. W. A P.uchanan, animal
husbandry exiwrt, slid Miss Neale S.
FORMER SIOUX CITY CHIEF
IS DENIED NEW TRIAL
BIOUX CITV. la.. June K.-former
Chief of Police George Pelrce was today
denied a new trial and given a three-year
sentence In prison. Peirce wss convicted
of conspiracy to collect graft from the
underworld. Ills attorneys will appeal
the case to low a supreme court.
Held o Hublirrr t barge.
REPUBLICAN CITT. Neb.. June II
Ifpeclul.) Howard Hutchinson and
George Jackson of Lincoln were arrested
here, charged with robbing the home of
John Taylor. They are held at Red Cloud
country. Throughout the war bis attitude
hns i-onlnrmed to the historic traditions
ol the I'nlted States on non-intervention
i In Kuropeau affairs, but he realizes the
orld has changed and the T'nlted States
enn n- longer remain hermetically sealed.
"The rupture between President Wilson
and Mr. Hrvan will be one of the great
landmarks of the war. It Is a merry for
the t'nlted Ftates tint In the nomination
striiBKle the amiable dreamer was de
feated r the statesman. In refusing to
l-ld ait Inch on the rights of American
citizen. President Wilson la defending the
I sacred ark of freedom. He will not go to
nr If war can be avoided with hono-,
j but the Integrity of the t'nlted Htates Is
i Ms surreme concern and It la ssf In
I his hands."
ALLIES ARE HEAR
British and French Threaten to En
circle Entrenchments North
of the City.
GREAT BATTLE NEAR MAIDOS
LONDON, June 12. The Athens
correspondent of the Dally Rxpress
sends the following dispatch regard
ing operations at the Dardanelles:
"The allies are now fighting In
the region of the town of Oalllpoll,
having arrived within four hours'
march after terrific fighting. The
extreme left of the allied forces
threatens to encircle tho enemy in
the entrenchments to the north ot
"A great battle has been In prog
ress since, Thursday around Maldos.
The allies occupied two hills near
Maldos. A Senegalese regiment
took 700 Turks prisoners on the
heights of Ortakeul, near Maldos.
'The authorities at Constantinople
have commandeered forty ships as
ftnaslnn Ileal r)rr Hank.
CONSTANTINOPLE. June H.-(Vla
London) Of filial announcement was
made today that a Russian torpedo boat
destroyer was sunk In the Black Sea
Friday night by the Turkish cruiser
Midullu, formerly the Oermsn cruiser
Hieslttu. The Midullu returned safely U
Masked Bandits Rob
Passengers on Fast
Train at Los Angeles
LOg ANGRLE8, Cel.. June- lX-More
than a score of deputy sheriffs and roll,
road officers were searching today for
the two masked bandits who lata last
night roblied passengers ot a Southern
Pacific train, bound to Ixis Angelea from
fun Francisco. The robbers boarded the
train at Chatsworth and escaped at the
town of Hewitt.
The bandits are believed to have used
an automobile. Offlccra throughout
southern California have been notified to
watch for suspects.
The bandits, according to reports made
to the railroad company, took fZlt In
cash and t'M) In checks from passengers.
They compelled both men and women
in the last four coochoa to hand over
their money and Jowels. Members of the
crew were not robbed.
Fullam Would Quit
If Not Backed Up
By Naval Bureau
ANNAPOLIS. Md., June 12.-That Rear
Admiral Fullam, superintendent of the
Naval academy, said he would c-e in
clined to resign if the Navy department
e'ld not back him up in the matter of
the previous investigation of Irregulari
ties, It was stated by, the court of inquiry
investigating tho recent "gouging" scan
dal at the Institution. The statemen, was
n.ade by Ensign Richard R. Adams, honor
man of this year's graduating clans. It
was brought out when Adams was ctoss
examined concerning a meeting of the
class presidents, when Adams aald Ful
lam took exception to the statement he
tttributed to him, with the further re
mark that he at least would rather be
sent to sea In command of a collier ship
tlan stay at Annapolis.
British Trawler and
Steamship Are Sunk
LONDON. June 12.-The British trawler
Jauies Levinan hss been sunk bv a Ger
man submarine In thi North 8ea. The
crew was landed at Hull today. The sub
marine took the crew on board and then
shelled the fishing boat. Later the crew
was put adrift In the small boats of the
James Leyman and ten hours elapsed
beforo they were picked up.
LIVERPOOL. June U.-The British
steamer Leuctra was torpedoed and sunk
off Yarmouth. The crew was rescued. The
U-ucreta wua 324 fet long, of t,tC7 tons
gross and was built in
IXUVESTOFF. England. June 10.-(De-layed
in Transmission) The members of
the Lowestoft, trawler Brlttainla, which
was sunk by a German submarine, have
landed here. They were given time to
leavs their boat before the Germans blew
up the vessel with a bomb.
U. S. Cotton Ship
GALVESTON. Tex.. June il -Shippers
here were notified todsy that the Amer
ican stsamer Leelanaw, Galveston to
Goth-nberg, Sweden, with cotton, haa
been detained at KlrkwalL It departed
from here May I with f.000 square bale
of cotton, valued at I'.a.OOO, going via New
York for fuel oil
RUSS ACTIVITY 111
H ALICIA KEEPS
Rncent Developments in Eait Ex
pected to Keep Teutons from
Sending: Troopi to the
BIO BATTLES ARE NOW OVER
British Expert Say it it Yet Too
Early to Say Qjrmana Are
SERBS ADVANCING IN ALBANIA
LONDON, June 1 2. Although tha
British press has warned the public
that It Is too early to assert posi
tively that the Austro-German arm
ies in (lallcla have been definitely
checked and that General Von Lln
glnseo's defeat on the Dnelster has
eased the pressure of Russia, It Is
nevertheless believed by many mili
tary commentators In London that
there has been a sharp turn In the
situation In Gallrla which will pre
vent Germany transferring any con
siderable force of troops either to
the west or Italian frontiers. Some
German forces, It la even declared,
already have been detached from the
Galiclan armies and hurried to the
The latest official announcements
from Petrograd assert that the Rus
sians have assumed the offensive
along the Dubysa river and In the
Baltic provinces, and they concede
the loss ot ground nowhere except
along the river Pruth, In Bukowlna.
Viewing the recent fighting In Oalicia,
It may be divided roughly Into three
battles. The chief of these Was fought
forty miles to the southeast ef Lemberg,
where tho forces undor General on Lln
slngen had not only crossed the Imelster,
but had progressed some twelve miles be
yond, getting astride tho Lemberg rail
road. These were the forces which the
llusnlan apparently have forced back .
with heavy losxes, thus placing the river
in Husslan hands throughout. The second
great battle of the series of battles took
place In the territory between Cgarsberg
and Haydackow, and along thla Mno the
Russians claim to hava repulsed the
Germans with severe punishment.
North ot both these areaa and east
rraemyai wss the scene of a third battle.
Her Oeceral yon Maekenten, at the head
of the main AustroMierman forces was
trying to penetrate flue cast of Lemberg,
through Mosclska, Wednesday; according
to the Russian contention, the German
check. In thla locality we complete.
Serbia, It appears, la continuing Its
systematic occupation of northern and
central Albania and It. may even now be
In possession Of Soutarl.
Brtaslart Official Report.
TETROORAn, June lL-(Vla Lendon,
June 11) Additional surcease for . the
Russian arms, with the capture of many
prisoners and guna, are chronicled In an
official statement Issued tonight at the
war office. Probably the most Import
ant ot these victories was on the Dniester,
not far from Btry. Several villages also
have been captured by the Russian on
the left bank of the Dnelster, la the
same region. In thl fighting a section
of the Prussian guard I said to have
suffered severely. The report states that
Staniatau was evacuated voluntarily.
The communication follows:
"On the night of the 10th and the fol
lowing day the Germans, after a furious
bombardment renewed detormlned attacks
from the west of Ehavll. on the front of
KouJIUoe. Raklevo and Mnoreitsy. Sev
eral time during the night they reached
our barber wire entangle men ta, but aon
time they wer thrown back, leaving
plica of killed and wounded.
"In the region north of Bhavli an en
emy detachment composed principally of
revelry advanced altghtly In th Direc
tion of Baaklnow, coming from th west.
"On the left bank of the Dubya, from
fchovllany to Betlgola, we assumed th
offensive, and on the morning of the
10th gained an important success, taking
by a vigorous night attack over (00 prla-
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TAe Day's War News
OX THRKB PRINCIPAL battle
frosts successes for allies wre re
ported, on th Hassle mm Itallaa
fronts sad ok Galllpotl a-ealnsala.
Over the Fraaeo-Delalass Has a
movements of snore than oonelna;
Ims-ortnne ar ander war aas
neither aid can clalsn ooasoleaoaa
arXENT RVSSIAJf CLAIMS that th
tide f battle has tnrnea la Gall
rla ar aeeentantesl by aa official
state-meat from Petragra today.
It la said the Aastro-Gorsaaa
forres aonth of Leathers; har sas
tatne sever defeats.
ITALIAN ADVAJtCE across fh
Isoaso river has been eherked. Oe.
eanatloa of th town of Graellsea,
Is nsllee aothwvat of taerlsla, Is
reported by th Itallaa salutary
aatheritlss. Posaesaloa of this
laws aad of Meafaleone, sear tho
Calf of Trieste, woald appear to
atv th Italians a firm hel aa
h lower Isoaso.
I NOrriCIAL REPORTS from Athens
Indicate that th allien aavo made
greater advaaee than haa hsen
rlalmed la th official statements
from Paris aad London, which give
few details. It la aal th allies
are saw close to th Iowa of
Galllpoll, which I near th neck
th entrance to th Bra ot Mar.
TWO M ORB BRITISH trawler have
bora sank by Gorman eabaaarfaes,
with a loss of lif
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