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OMAHA, FRIDAY MOHN1XG, JUNK 18, 191o-TYELVE PAJJKS.
On Trains and at
otel Rswe Steals. So,
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
CRUISERS ARE OFF
Colorado, Chattanooga and Raleigh
Ordered to West Coast of
Mexico to Protect
ALL DESTINED FOR TOBARI BAY
Indians Have Declared They Will
Expel Settlers from Territory
WITHDRAW TO THE MOUNTAINS
SAN DIEGO, Cal.. June 17. Peril,
of American settlers in the Yaqul
valley of Sonora state brought orders
today for the dispatch of three cruis
ers for the west coast of Mexico and
authorization or Admiral Thomas B.
Howard to land an expeditionary
force if he thinks best. The flag
ship Colorado sailed first, under or
ders from Washington, carrying
three companies of the Fourth regi
ment, United States marine corps,
under Major W. N. 'McKelvy.
Rasrlah fiete l"p tenm.
Somewhere ofr the coast of Lower Cali
fornia the radio began snapping ba:k
orders from- the admiral which started
the protected cruiser Chattanooga after
the Colorado. The protected cruleer
TUlelgh, also ordered to aa.ll. began get
ting up steam and wn expected to get
away In the night.
''"AH three were destined for Tobarl bay,
near Glaymaa, railroad terminus and sea
port in Sonora. Ninety miles toutheaat
of , Guaymaa ie Esperanza. where an
American colony, which haa successfully
resisted attacks of Yaqul Indians, la re
ported to be again in danger.
Withdraw to Hills.
The Indians have declared their Inten
tion to expel settlers from land which Is
.said to have been taken from the Taquls
under the a d ministration of President
Dial. They are reported today to have
withdrawn to the mountains.
The three cruisers have available for
landing purposes 1,100 officers and men
besides the marines.
Hail and Heavy Rain
Does Damage in West
CAMBRIDGE. Neb., June 17. (Special
Telegram.) A destructive hall storm
visited tills section this afternoon cover-
Ing a territory from eight to ten miles
wlds and extending- to west ef McCook.
Three Inohes of -rain. Jell. ' Many fields
j of grain ar a total loss. The Republican
river U out of Its banks and bo trains
BEATRICE, Neb.. June 17.-Speelal
j Telegram.) A terrlfio rain, wind and
electrical storm visited this section this
afternoon. The rainfall amaunted to
about four Inches In some localities.
Wheat was blown down and considerably
damaged. All trains are behind time on
i account of the storm and the Union Pa
cific was unable to get Its passenger
north through here tonight because the
tracks are under water at Clebourne,
Wymore. Barneston and Odell and
other towns In this section report heavy
ORLEANS, Neb., June 17. (Special Tel
egram.) A rainstorm of forty minutes'
duration, during which time nearly four
inches of water fell, struck Orleans and
(vicinity at o'clock this morning. Train
service In either direction out of Orleans
is Impaired on account of washouts and
oft track. Between here and Alma a
-washout twelve feet deep and over sixty
fuet long was made by the heavy rain,
'the water taking a war the rails and ties.
Sinks an Italian-One
LONDON, June 17. It Is officially an
nounced that the Italian submarine
Medusa has been torpedoed and sunk by
!on Austrian submarine, says a dispatch
from Rome to the Htefanl agency.
The Mrdura was a vessel of 241 tons
and was built In Ifll. It had a speed of
thirteen knots above water and eight
knots submerged. Its ordinary comple
ment was fourteen men.
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Temperatures at Omaha Yesterday.
Comparative Local Record.
1915. D14. 111S. 1912.
Highest yesterday 68 77 95 M
Jett yesterday 60 hi "o o2
JImd temperature 60 68 R2 58
JTeclpltatlon 42 .00 .00 .00
Temperature and precipitation depar-
iruui me normal;
JNormai temperature 60
Deficiency for the day 12
oiai deficiency since March 1 S7
-vonnai precipitation 17 inch
Kxresa for the dav s
Total rainfall since March 1. .10.17 inches
J)fl len y since March 1 1.60 Inrhea
Bxcess for cor, period. 1UV.. 1.K1 inches
iur wr. penuu, jvxs.... .Jv men
Reports frost Stations at T P. M
Station and State
Temp. High- Hain.
7 P in. est fall
Cheyenne, partly cloudy
Ik's Moines, rain
North 1'latta. clear. ...
l:apld City, ilear
Mom t'lty, clomlv
U A. WELSH, iakT Forecaster
VJJj M m
77&rF&' U m...
MV ' 2 p m
TT -v I p m
S323C I p-,n
.. 1 p. m
CROWN PRINCE OF SERVIA
JttKiuutt oi unusn. navy,
GOOD SHIP JULIA
Captain Stevens Pleased with His
Trip and Sayi Will Have Larger
Boat Next Year.
WILL MAXE NEEDED REPAIRS
"Land, Ho! On the sta'board bow,"
sans; out Mate Hannoca iron me
lookout on the upper deck oi . the
Julia as she swung in under tii
Union Pacific bridge on Its way up
the river from Glasgow, Mo., to De
At 10 o'clock aa the Julia tied up
to the bank near the Douglas street
bridge, a band on shore played, "All
Hall the Chief," and the crowd
clambered on deck to congratulate
Captain Stevens upon his safe arrival
Crowds Gathered at Dark.
Regardless of the steady downpour or
rain fully 200 people- gathered at the
docks and all Joined in a loud cheer as
the Julia tied up at the dock. Then
everybody was Invited on board and a
thorough Inspection of the boat and its
consort, the barge Ann, was mado.
Into port the Julia brought some 21,000
pounds of freight, rnost of it for tie H.
J. Hughes Grocery company and th-i Sun
derland prothers. It was a mixed cargo
of heavy groceries and building material.
To Moke ttepalra Here.
The Julia will ramaln here a week or
so in order that repairs may be made
and the' craft again rendered seaworthy.
This having been done, the boat will
take on. a cargo of freight and proceed
up-river to Decatur.
Twenty-eight days ago the Julia and
its barge - Ann left Glasgow, 600 miles
below Omaha by, river. Sine then the
boat and barge have been tied up seven
teen days on account of bad weather,
breakages and for repairs
Captain Stevens asserts that with a
low stags' of water and when the channel
has become fixed he can made thirty
five to. fifty milea a day up stream and
considerably more going down.
The barge Ann has a carrying capacity
of fifty tons. It la sixteen feet wide and
sixty-three long, decked over wltli . can
vas, and is set square against the bow
of the Julia and fastened to it with
Ittra Wherl Type.
The Julia, the boat that furnishes the
power to push the barge, is twelve by
etxty feet over all .twenty-four horse
power, of the stern wheel type and uses
gasoline for motive power. It draws two
feet of water, while the barge needs four
feet to move In the clear, that Is, If loaded
Captain Stevens U pleased with the
succeas of the - trip from Glasgow to
Omaha, and upon landing said:
'This trip has demonstrated conclu
sively that the navigation of the MitLourl
river up aa far as Omaha U practical
fend profitable. I shall continue making
regular trips during the balance of the
season, and next spring I will have a
larger boat in the trade. During the whi
ter I will construct a larger barge and a
larger boat I shall build the new barge
to draw not tn exceed thirty Indus when
loaded, and the new power boat will be
ot IjO horse power, the engines .to be
crude oil burners, a fuel that is much
less expensive than gasoline and gives
Sioux City Has Coldest
June 17 Since 1889
PIOl'X CITV. Ia., June ;7.-The tem
perature dropped to 42 degrees here to
day, the coldest on June IT sine IMS.
Furnace fires were stsrted in many
houses and feteain plants started In busi
1 , ?J
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' urt' .
.i5f Ltirvian camrjaicn
CATFISH BAKE AT
Visitors Enjoy Unrivaled Taste of
Fish Cooked on Fire in
the Oven. ,v
VARIED ENTERTAINMENT GIVEN
Bun and rain yesterday alternated
In llftlngxihe hopes of the Travelers'
Protective association, entertainment
'committee and dashing them to the
ground. The South Omaha feattrt
tles were carried through with great
eclat'. The thing that held In the
balance of doubt was the catfish bake
at the Council Bluffs Rowing asso
ciation grounds Lake Manawa.
Thrice did tho entertainment committee
otclare it "off" while Hie rain poured,
tnd thrice did they declare It "on again."
Finally, about 3 o'clock, they got mad
t the vaccllating weather and said, "Goi
ting but it!" they'd have It if It rained
Pitchforks. And the guests were soon
itreaming Manawa-ward. .
The ralu fell. But about the tlmo the
first cars reached the scene of the bake
the rain stopped. "Fortune befriends the
l.iavo," and ao it did In this case, for
the rain stopped just about long enough
for the fish bake and then started in
What la a catfish bake?
It's a fair question. Bo listen closely.
The guests yesterday found a Ions firs
built. It waa about 100 feet long. And
on each aide 'of thla fire 'all atony Its
length were the fish on sticks stuck la
the ground, grilling away merrily.
' How to Bake a Catflak.
; There's a right way to put catfsh on
the sticks, as was apparent from watch
ing the men who were still doing It. Toil
tuke a stick about three feet long and
stick it through Br'er Catfish from stem
to stem. Then you take a small nail and
hammer it through hts head Into the
stick, using a beer bottle for a hammer.
Then you take a couple of hitches round
hts tall with a piece of string, tlclng It
tc the stick. Then you stick the st'ek in
the ground by the fire. Don't- forget,
also,, to douse the fish with salt
A valiant brasa band stood In the wet
yesterday and played lustily; and at
times merry gentlemen actually tangoed
In the oozy turf. .
The tables were hree In number and
were the longest tables you ever saw.
They looked about a block long each,
made of pine boards laid on stakes driven
into the ground and with heavy planks
Pago Morrison, secrtary of the Iowa
division and past . grand master catflah
baker, presided along the line of hun
dreds' of baking fish with about ten as
Then came the word that the fishes
(Continued on Page Two, Column Four.)
Two Hundred Killed
by Bombs in the Air
Raid on Karlsruhe
IjONDOK. June 17. A Rotterdam dis
patch to the Exchange Telegram com
pany repoits that the damage done at
Karlsruhe by the air raid of the French
s-iuailron of aeroplanes was much greater
than the papers iere allowed to state.
"Two hundred person"! were killed."
taya tre correspondent. 'Fifty bombs
were dropped, one of ' them almost
destroying one of the ducal palaces used
as headquartera by the Karlsruhe com
mandant. Others destroyed a number
of factories engaged In manufacturing
shells. A great panic waa cauaed and
the victims will be buried secretly at
"The people are Ignorant of the utter
failure of tne antt-alrrraft measure and
thi-y con-plain that no signals of the ai
prouching of the French aviators were
FLIER WHO WRECKED
ZEPPELIN KILLED IN
AIR WITH AMERICAN
Lieutenant Warneford, Canadian
Aviator Destroying- Dirigible,
and Henry Beach eedham,
Tassenger, Lose Lives.
PLANE CRASHES AFTER BLAST
Explosion Causes Machine to Fall,
Killing Heroic Birdman and
JUST GIVEN LEGION OF HONOR
PARIS. June 17.
Rc-elnald A. J. Warneford, Canada,
who gained fame recently by blowing
to pieces a Zeppelin over Belgium,
was killed today by the fall of an
aeroplane at Buc. France.
Lieutenant Warneford was pilot-,
ing the machine, which had as a
passenger Henry Beech Needham, the
American writer, who also was killed.
Lieutenant Warneford and Needham
fell from a height of 500 feet. The
lieutenant had been spending a few days
in Paris, where ho came after his Zep
pelin exploit to receive hta decoration of
tho tuition ot Honor.
lannril by Km plosion.
According to a report received in Tarls,
the accident resulted from an explosion
in midair which caused Lieutenant
Warneford to loas control, the machine
crashing to earth.
Nedham's body waa taken to tho Eng
lish hospital In Trianon Palace, Ver
salllea He had been In Kurope about
four months acting as correspondent of
magaxlnea and a New York newspaper.
Ho had received permission from the
military authorities to make a flight In
order to get material for a story. Ills
nlfe, who also 1 a writer, accompanied
him during the early part of his trip
abroad. Mrs. Needham sailed for Amer
ica six weeks sgo.
Snddenly Becomes Famous.
Reginald A. J. Warneford, a young
Canadian sublieutenant In the Royal
navy, suddenly acquired world-wide re
nown by destroying a Zeppelin over Bel
glum on June 7. this being the first time
on record that a Zeppelin had been
wrecked by an aviator In an aeroplane.
By a brilliant flight. Lieutenant Warne
ford obtained a position above the Zep
pelin and dropped bombs en it. The
dlrtglble craahed to the ground and
burned up. The twenty-eight men In the
crew were killed.
For this feat. Lieutenant Warneford
was decorated with the Victoria cross
and the c.ros. pt Uit . Leglor . of l onor O001lptod oy on, of th. MUmH brigade..
Lieutenant Varn.ford mads his first few m w
K--""!. but a majority of them tell be
months sgo, and had- been with the flyltur j
squadron only a few weeks.
NEW ZEPPELIN MADE
EVERY TWENTY DAYS
OF.NI5VA, June 17. (Via Tarls.) News
dispatches . reaching Oenova from
Fried rtchshaf en set forth that double
shifts are now working In the Zeppelin
airship factories, which are turning out
a completed Zeppelin airship every
One of the two Zeppelins destined for
operations against Italy was sent away
from Friedrlchahafen yesterday to re
place the dirigible destroyed over Bel
glum reoently by the Canadian aviator,
It la reported in Geneva that the Ger
man authorities ar preparing for an
Important combined raid of Zeppelins and
aeroplanes on Paris and London In re
taliation for the recent attack on Gor
man towns by aviators of the allies.
The Day9 War News
BERLIN REPORT BAYS Aastrlan
Germaa tnrm en a 683-mlle front
In Poland, Dalle la aid Bskswlsa
had bearsm a a-en era I attack la a
battle espeeted to be decisive.
GERMAN ADMIRALTY aajaoaaeed
be loss of the submarine t -14,
whose craw waa captared by the
CAMPAIGN AGAINST the Rnsalans,
oa whlrh the Germans are bow
reaeeatratlagr their offensive ef
forts, la developing- another phase
la a violent attack la Russian Po
land. At the nam time the Gr
mans are pashlna; back the Itns
alaas In the Baltle provinces, and,
with the help of the Anatrlans, In
PETROGRAD OFFICIAL coaamaaL
eatlon contains tho admission that
tho Germans hava oevapled addi
tional TUlaa-ee near Shavll, la tho
Baltlo region, bat states that the
Rnsalans roa-nlnod loot around
. near Prsemyal.
GALICIA CHAMPAIGN haa reached
a rrltlcai staae. In view of tho
eontlnnod successes of tho Aus
trians and Germane.
OFFICIAL ADVICES from tho
Italian army headquarters, repre
sent tho Ital'ana aa g-alaiag ad
vantages all along tho front, par-
' tlrularly la tho Adlge valley,
whlrh leads to Treat.
11 apodal arrangement rWth
eight of the leading moving
picture theaters THE DEE Is
enabled to give Its readers a
combination coupon good for
a free admission to any one
of tbern on days specified.
In Sunday's Dee
Italians Advance from South and
East and Occupy Town of Mori
VERONA. June 17.-(Vla Chlasso and
raris. Newa received here from the
front Is that the Italians have virtually
occupied the town of Mori, advancing
from both tlx, south and east. Mori Is
about twenty milea fronv here and about
five miles from Itovereto. The wsy ibe
tween Mori anil Roerto Is, however,
most difficult. Fortifications have been
I erected on virtually every commanding
position in lne,fliatrici. and to move ror
ward out of .Mori will necessitate the dis
mantling of many Irenrhee.
UDINFX June i:.-(Via Chlaaso and
Paris.) Th artllltry dKl between Aus
trlana and Italians In the Carnlc Alps
Is continuing, day ami night. When
darkness falls, searchlights and rockets
are brought Into play to make fighting
possible. Th Austrian have been suc
cessful In blinding powerful artillery
against the p wit Ions in these mountains
held br Italians.
I'p to the present the Italians would
appear to have been able to maintain
their superiority. Italian troops, cus
toms guard and the Alpine men hae
made many successful surprise attacks
upon the Austrian, compelling them lit
several cases to surrender without fight
ing. It is their custom to advance upon
ON TRENCHES. FAIL
Attempt to Retake Positions Cap
tured by British Troops on Jane
Twelve is Repulsed.
GERMAN COMMANDER IS KILLED
lOXDON. June 17. The 3tar re
ceived today a telegram from Athens
saying newa bad been received there
from Mudros that a British subma
rine torpedoed and sank three Turk
ish transports loaded with troops In
the. Dardanelles above Nagara, The
great part of the troops and crews is
said to have been drowned.
LONDON. June 17. Turkish
troops in the Dardanelles have been
repulsed In their attempt to recapture
the trenches lost by them to the Brit
ish and French on June 12, according
to an official statement on the situa
tion In the Dardanelles made public
The text of the announcement follows:
"On the night of. June IS a party of
the enemy, led by a German officer,
fore reaching our trenches. Fifty .dead
were counted, Including the German
leader and his Turkish subordinate.
"Thesa trenches were captured by us
on the night of June 11. After a strong;
attack the Turkish positions were en
filaded by our machine gna from right
to left. The Dublin Fusilllers attacked
with their bayonets. When the trenches
wer occupied they were found to con
tain M0 dead Turks. Twelve prisoners
also were taken. Our casualties were
British nattteahip Aarronnd.
AMSTERDAM. June 17. (Via London.)
A dispatch has been received here from
Constantinople saying that according to
official announcement a Turkish aviator
reports having observed a British war
ship of the Agamemnon type aground In
Kefala bay. Island of Inibros. The deck
of the vessels is almost complete sub
merged. The Island of Imhroa is off the entrance
to the Dardanelles straits. A story pub
lished recently that the battleship
Agamemnon had been sunk by the Turks
was categorically denied by the British
to Lift Their Hats
BAN FRANCISCO. June 17. A deputa
tion of twenty-five suffragists, who
called, they aatd, upon Invitation of Rep
resentative Frank Mondell of Wyoming to
ask a three-minute hearing from nine
members of the congressional appropria
tions committee, were refused audience
In a hotel here today by Representative
J. J. FlUgerald of New York. ,
Six of the nine consreasmen, a state
ment issued by the women said, "rushed
by them without even lifting their hats."
In the party were Mrs. Jesse D. Hamp
ton and Mla Doris fttevens of New York.
"Wo are hero for a purpose," Mr. Flts
gerald aaid later. "If we allow our
selves to be Interrupted to listen to other
causes we will get nowhere."
The women. It waa learned, appeared
at the opening for a hearing on re
clamation and were excluded.. They
waited for the congressmen outside the
doors, and renewed their pleas to those
who would listen.
Gain Big Point
ANNAPOLIS. Md., June 17.-The court
of inquiry which ia investigating Irregu
lartes In examinations at the Naval
academy has no Intention of considering
as evidence In the present proceedings
the testimony given by midshipmen be
fore the former board of investigation
named by Superintendent Fullam.
This announcement was made In the
court today and was regarded aa a de-
i ilded point for the defendants. All were
' recommended for dismissal, largely upon
: their own testimony before the former
board, and 'to throw that record out
leaves the court with no direct e 'Mcnce
that any midshipmen at the academy had
ny advance copy of tho actual examina
tion papera , No one so far examined In
proodlnga here has seen or ad
mitted seeing an actual examination
the trenches, ahlr.h are considered Im
pregnable, over little known smuggler'
trails, and win their fight by the sud
denness of their appearance. In this
manner the mountains to the west ami
south of Malborgeth have been occupied,
as have a1o certain helghta dominating
the plateau of Gall.
riRESi-IA. Italv. June 17. (Via Chateau
and Parlsi Information has been brought !
here of alleged Austrian ways of pro
cedure in the Codlno district.
In this locality the Austrians decided
they would make no resistance. .Con
sequently they compelled all the people
who were favorable to Italy to leave,
leaving behind only those who aided with
Austria. They were Instructed to art
as spies and t- organise brigandage on
the Itall.in rear, in order to deceive the
Invaders they were to pretend to be en
thusiastic supporter fit Italy.
The Italian authorities discovered thla
alleged plot. In some rases they even
caught and convicted offenders who had
been found in posseaslon of underground
tclcphonre and other means of algnallng.
But as the Italians found It Impossible,
to wath r.ll the people In thla district,
the complete evacuation of the villages
WAR IS RESULT OF
Mr. Bryan Diicntiei Preparedness in
Second Paper on Causes of the
U. S. SETS A GOOD EXAMPLE
WASHINGTON, June 17. Assert
ing that preparedness provokes
rather than prevents war, and that
the upheaval In Kurope was the re
sult of the false philosophy that
"might makes right," former Secre
tary Bryan today In the second of bis
series of three statements on "The
Causeless War" submits an argument
against military preparation by the
United States and praises tbe course
of President Wilson in the Interna
"If any nation Is without excuse
for entering into a mad rivalry with
the belligerent nations in preparation
for ar it Is the United States," said
Mr. Bryan. "We are protected on
either aids by thousands of miles of
ocean, and this protection is worth
more to us than any number ot bat
"We have an additional protection I"
the fact known to every, ono that we
have the men 'with whom to1 'form an
army of defense If wo ar over attacked,
and It Is known also thst we would have
the money, too (pore money than we
would have had If all the surplus) earn
ings of the people had been Invested In
Preparation Loads to War.
"We not only do not need additional
preparation, but we are fortunate In not
having It, since It seems impossible for a
nation to have what la called prepared
ness, without having along with It a dis
position to use Its preparedness on the
'The leading participants fn the pres
ent war are the nations that were best
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
Way to Washington
To See Lansing
WASHINGTON. June 17. Late today
Secretary Lansing received a telegram
from Count von Bernstorff announcing be
would bo here for a personal conference
In regard to the statement already re
ceived from the charge d'affaires, the
following announcement was mads by. the
The Department of State has received
a telegram from the German counaelor
dated 'June 16, calling attention to artl
cles appearing in yesterday's papers In
regard to an alleged breach of confidence
on the part of the ambassador In send
ing a secret German government agent
to Berlin In place of Ir. Gerhard, the
Ucd Cross delegate. In reference to these
articles, th counselor states as follows:
'It is unnerfssary for me to assure
you that the a lory circulated by these ar
ticles Is untrue from beginning to end.
It contains a personal attack upon tho
embassador and his delegate. Dr. Meyer
It. Gerhard, am? Is likely at the same
time to nullify tne sincere and earnest
efforts of the ambassador to bring about
an understanding between the United
States and Germany on the Lusttania
CHESAPEAKE & OHIO
NKW YORhT, June 17. Directors of the
Chesspeake Ohio Railroad company
voted today to pass the dividend. The
stock has recently been on a 4 per cent
"While ths earnings are the largest In
tlm road's history." reads a statement Is
sued by the directors, "there has been a
chanare In the character and direction of
the traffic carried, entailing a large de
crease from hire of equipment and larger
payments to other lines."
LOSS OF SUBMARINE
BERLIN, June 17. (By Wireless to Say
vllle, N. T.) The Overseas News Agency
today gave out the following:
"The admiralty publicly announced ths
loss of the submarine IT-lt Its crew was
raptured by the British."
In the House of Commons last week A.
J. Balfour, first lord of the admiralty,
ncunced that a German submarine had
bn sunk, snd that six of lis offlorrs
and twenty-one member of Its crew had
THE SAN RIVER
Teutonio Allies Force Slavs to Flee
Defenses in Oalioia and Cross
Into Poland Proper.
DECISIVE BATTLE IN PROGRESS
Berlin Report Says Line of Contact
in Poland and Galicia is 682
RUSSIANS ADMIT REVERSES
nERLIK. June 17. (Via Lon
don.) The Russians have aban
doned Ihelr positions to the north of
Slenlawa, on the San river, In Gali
cia, and have retreated toward Tar
nogrod, In Russian Poland, accord
ing to the official statment given out
today by the German army head
Eastern theater ot war:
"Several Russian attacks were re
pulsed. Otherwise nothing of spe
cial importance occurred."
Southeastern theater of war:
"North of Sienawa attacks by the
Teutonic allies forced the Russians
to abandon their positions and re
treat towards Tarnogrod. Tho
army under General von Mackenzen.
followed In not pursuit. Dachnow
and Lubacsow were take a by storm.-
"The southern bank of the
Wyscnia was cleared of all enemies.
At Nlemerow the resistance ot the
Russians quickly broke down and
the Nlemerow and Jaworow rivers
were crossed. Further south the
Russians are retreating towards
"The situation southeast of the
Dnelster swamps is unchanged."
Halt Way to Lemberg.
LONDON. June 17. The latest
news from the eastern front does not
Indicate that anything haa occurred
thus far to upset the plans of Gen
eral Von Mackensen, who baa fixed,
July 1 for the arrival of an Austro-
German army In Lemberg. the Gall
clan capital. General Vod Macken
sen 'a army, driving due eastward
across the Ssn to the north ot Prze
luysl, la already bait way from the
river to Lemberg.
On the Dniester the Teutonio forces
have suffered several severe repulses,
but their check thus far has not been
of sufficient moment to offset Rus
sian losses. -
In the west the allies have resumed
tbe offensive north of Arras. Tbe
French claim progress there as well
as south and southwest of Boucher,
east of Lorette and In "the Laby
rinth." Russia as Admit Reverse.
PBTROGRAD (via London). June in
occupation by the Germans of additional
villagea In the Shavll district and farther
south In the region east of Harlampolls
admitted by the Russians In a statement
Issued last night at the War office- The
"Gorman stacks for the lost three days
around the village of Lltxjeff near the
Wlndau river have been unsuccessful and
the fighting Tuesday ended In our favor.
In the region ef Popeliary our troops
crossed the Vents, In pursuing the en
emy our cavalry sabersd - hundreds of
Germans and made some dosens of pris
oners. "The fighting near Shavll continues
with various fortunes. Some villagea fell
Irto the enemy's hands. There have been
artillery duels en the Dubysa.
"On the western front beyond the Mid
Nleman the enemy haa suatalned heavy
loases In the last two days In fruitless
"In counter attacks In the region east
of Uariampol some villages were occu
pied by the enemy, and Tuesday night
the enemy began bombardment of Osao
wets, but at I o'clock In the morning the
fortress got the upper hand.
"On the Narew Omulew valley frontier
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