Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, June 27, 1915, NEWS SECTION, Image 1
The Omaha Sunday , Bee PART ONE. NEWS SECTION PAGES ONE TO TEN THE WEAIHEB Showers VOL. xlvno. 2. OMAHA, SUNDAY MOItXINO, .1 UXE 27, 191 5 FI V K SIX-TK )NS Till RTY-FC )UK PAGES. SINCtUS COVY FIVE CENTS. RESTA WINS 500-w-HILE AUTO RACE ' Oil CHICAGO TUB Omaha Lad, Eddie Eichenb&cker, Takes Third Honey in the Heartbreaking Chase. TRAVEL AT 97.6 MILES AN HOUR Winner of tho Contest is Entered in Omaha Races at Speedway July B. DIZZY SPEED PROVES MARVEL Flapped Time .8:07:66 .5:10:50 .B-.14.02 .rV:lS:0 .B:15:B .5:19:00 .5:96:04 .5:27:15 .B:S8:5 .5:81:10 Average rer H'r. 7. 06.5 05.8 05.00 04. OO 04. 04 01.7 91.6 01.2 00 8 Place, priver. 1- lleeta . . 2 Porporato . . . 8 IUokenbacker 4 Grant Cooper .-. . -Anderson .... 7 Alley 8 Chevrolet . . . . 9 Rurman 10 J. Cooper By F. S. HUNTER. CHICAGO, June 26. (Special Telegram.) Darlo Resta. the dar ing English pilot who is entered in the Omaha Gasoline Derby on July 6, added another !ctory to his string .by carrying off Urst money in the I BO 0-mile race held at the new May Jwood board speedway here today. Eighty thousand persona witnessed the contest. Resta not only was victorious in the race, hut he broke the 600-mile mark for competitive racing with an average of 97.6 miles per hour. By winning- th race Ret receive. 123 500. Of thl amount $20,000 I the capl- )tl purse for first place. He also re ceived $1,000 for levins- the field at 200 mile, another thousand for leading- at 800 mile and a third thousand for lead ing at 00 miles. ,The other $500 is the Rayfleld cash prlxe to the wlnnc He also reeatve a $1,000 sUver trophy. Rerta' time for the distance was 6:07 .27. His average was eight mile an hour faster than the record made by DePalma at Indianapolis on Memorial dsy. Resta . . - v-w Toi i troot C&T. Porporato. driving his second race In - America, pushed hU English Sunbesm . i MMirf Dositlon. we across mo - - - was bit three minute behind Rests, dipping the SOO miles off in 6:lo:W. an average of W.S miles an hour. Eddie. Rickenbecher. Omaha favorite, ooppod the third money. Eddie learned therein. Sam on the Utile dirt track west f Omaha, and Omahan who knew him during hl several year, of resl oeno to -Nebraska, hare always been pulling for him. Eddie drove hi Max well the distance In 8:14: JO, an average of 95.8 mile an hour. Srnr a Stop' for firmnt. Harry Grant was fourth in a Sunbeam. Grant traveled the entire BOO mile with out onoe .topping at the pits Jr oar in the race to perform the feat When he made hi extra lap after receiving the flag hi engine suddenly stopped, and the 'oar rolled on t momentum two mile around the track. His ga had jast run out, and it 1 well that it did I ttot do so just a few second sooner a a- - ohttK was but a. few juan juvvt yard bebtnd. Cooper finished fifth. Just twentyfour eoonds behind Grant . Barm a Flnlehe Again. Gil Anderson. Cooper" teammate, was eUth. and Tom Alley, another driver who la entered at Omaha, nmsneo. Lwla Chevrolet, piloting the Delage car which will be driven at Omaha by John DePalma. won eighth money, and Boh I Burmaa finished hi eoond long race la the money. Bob wa ninth In a J Peugeot At IndlanapoH this year Bur A man. for the first time, finished a 600 Vulle raee. HI performance today make hi eeeond euooeee. Strange to relate Burman waa number nine In the elimina tion trial and he finished In ninth po sition, . Closely Grouped fr,r Tenth. Jo Cooper, who 1 entered at Omaha, finished tenth In a Sabring. ' When the tenth car wa flagged Ralph Mulford. Babcoek. Von "Raalte, On- and Carlson were still in the raoa. All of the others had withdrawn. The entire Porter-Knight team withdrew Just before the race on account of piston trouble. Two of these .ra those driven by Hughl Hughes and Charter Keene. are entered at Omaha, but It 1 feared they will not be In shape for the race. ' Billy Chandler wa the first to quit A broken shaft sent hU Ogren Into the garage at twenty-four mile. Howard Wilcox wa forced out at ninety miles by a broken transmission. He wa lead ing the field at the time. Otto Hennlng Continued on Page Nine-Column One.) The feather . fS'caha? ouncS ffiTid Vlcnlly Unsettled and cooler. - at Oauiea Yesterday. nour. Deg. ... 6S ... ... TO ... 73 ... 76 ... 79 ... T ::: ... 86 ... tb ... 82 6 a. m.. 8 a. ro.. ' 7 a. m.. 8 a. m.. a. in.. 10 a. ro. . 11 a. ta... 12 m 1 p. m. . I p. m.. 8 p. m.. 4 D- m. . 6 p. m. .... 76 4 P. m..: T7 T P. m 77 Comparative Local Reaord. . . . 1315 Uli- Ult- mi Highest yeaterday M M s Lowest yeeterd.y 6 78 7 6 Mean temperature 77 ' 87 86 81 Precipitation 00 .00 - . M Temperature and precipitation depar ture from the normal; Normal temperature , 71 Excess for Uie diy ' 3 Total deficiency since March 1 .m Normal prxripftailon 7 nrh " Iefk-lency for the dav 17 nh Total lainfall since March 1...10 W Inches tendency since March 1 J. 44 turtles Pxreas for cor. period. 1114 2a liu h SUoeaa for cor. period. U18 21 Inch U A. WiXfeii. Local Forecaster. A WAR AEROPLANE "UP A TREE" This remarkable photograph, taken recently in France, shows a military biplane, which was flying low and failed to clear a copse of trees. The aeroplane caught the tree tops by its lower plane, its momentum causing the tail plane to rise in the odd position here seen, which -uggests that it had fallen head on into the trees. The pilot can be seen on his " otil e, and below is an officer, who has climbed a tree to render ft f7 x . BOOSTERS RETURN : FROM STATE TRIP -, -, r , Hundreds of Miles of Improved Hoadi Found by Omahant Who Make Annual Tour. CONDITION OF CROPS PLEASING Omaha good road and good fellow ship boosters, with colors flying, but dusty, wheeled Into Omaha at 5 o'clock last night, completing a trip of 825 miles, during which forty-one town and cltie were visited. Twenty-one cars started on the run. A few dropped out Friday and pulled back to Omaha on account of urgent business at borne. Three ears got lost Saturday afternoon Just a little above Blair and bad to return to Omaha. Like charging a German, chlorine gas attack were parts of the trip dur ing the strong wind of Saturday aft ernoon, for tb roads were extremely dusty.' Taken as a whole, however, it was S25 mUes of a fine roads as could be found in, Nebraska, or. any where In the west. Each: suoceaalve year these trip are made the roads are found In better con dition. ' Each year the booster find more and more hundred! of mile of road that have been properly beveled for drainage purpose. ; Much hard gumbo road wa encountered between Pllger and' Beemer on the Satur day morning run. It wa , a broken gravelly gumbo that made driving some what hard, but just the kind of sot' that hardens down like the blue elate of a school kid when it 1 given a week' time after the ordinary rains. Beemer scarcely had a. chance' to say "hello", to the boosters. Why7 Well, be- (Continued on Page Three. Column Two.) Twenty-Three ; Serb Reservists ' Held in Chicago CHICAGO, June teTWentjMhree re servist of the Serbian army, alleged to be United States rttisens, were held by federal official here for appearance be fore a United States commissioner for examination as to a violation of the nation's neutrality. The reservists were seized by fifteen United States deputy marshal a they were leaving, with about 400 of their coun trymen, for London, Ont, last night They were to sail from Canada, it wa reported, to Join their regiment fight ing with the allies. Other members of the party were permitted to leave after the train had been delayed four hours. The twenty-three men war detained only after a riot call, that brought a score of police reserve to the asalstane of the federal officer. When the train wa stopped and federal officers boarded It, the reservists began shrieking In their native tongue that German spies bad be set them. They scrambled out of the coaches and fought off the attempts of the federal officer, to arrest them. Po lice were obliged to swing their clubs on the bead of th Serbian before order waa restored. 1 mWIaa. V. -4VV V.- JJ 8 Jsr& m 1 I VV5L 5,!. r?-'J5i assistance '' :) .d 2lt LABOR WAR WILL AFFECTJOSINESS Closing Chicago Building Material Supply Houses and Yarda Will .... , Be Widely Felt .....' AITS WEB TO CARPENTERS STRIKE CHICAGO, June 26. Business in many parts of the country probably will suffer ag a result of thto shut down In this city's building industry which, ordered by allied building and material interest as a war meas ure against striking carpenters, went into effect today James Pryor, a member of the press committee of the employers, said he had tele graphed out of town concerns to can cel orders and stop consignment al ready on their way to Chicago. The shutdown will not become general for a week or more. It wa said. In some case where It needed only the orfer to top machinery it took place today; but lb other, where perishable goods are handled, there may be a continuant for several days. Employers would venture no definite statement a to the n"mber Of men involved, but the estimate t anged between IfiO.OO and 800,000, with approxi mately or.e-quarter of the dry's -ware earner dlreotly or indirectly affected. Herbert Baliou. a carpenter contractor, waa stabbed, it Is thought fatally. In a dispute early today with" a man who con tended that the carpenters' demand for " oenta an hour waa Justified. Predict Great Labor War. Th ahutdown I regarded by contrac tor, and labor leaders a the beginning of one of the greatest labor wars In re cent year. The action wa taken at a meeting last night of representative of allied bulldtng and material interest a an answer to th referendum vote of 16,000 striking carpenters, who overwhelm ingly defeated the proposal to arbitrate all questions In dispute. Th carpenter have been on a strike since April 80. Th men demanded a wage Increase of from cent to 70 cent per hour. By" mean of th shutdown th em ployer, It wa said, hope to prevent the independent carpenter contractors from getting supplies and thus throw out xt work th Ki.OnO carpenter, who are work ing under Individual agreeroenU. Huerta Keported . 'On Way to Mexico ' KANSAS CITT, Mo.. June .-Althouah General Vlctortano Huerta himself de clared he wa on hi way to th -sltlon at San 'Francisco, member of th party who passed through here late last night with th former dictator of Mexico, are quoted a asserting General Huerta waa going to 1 Paao, Tea. Th conductor of th sleeping oar In which th party was traveling I also quoted saying the Mexicans had tick ets for El Paso and were going there. Oeneral Huerta was awakened by the newspaper men while his car waa at tached to a train wet bound from here. After being Infoyned that the party had ticket to El Paso, General Huerta wa asked: "Are you going back to Mexico?" "I am going to th San Francisco fair," I th answer h la quoted a making. i 1 .---:-r na V .x "JL V-4 W . em r - -e l'a I I V It v ills BRYJPrTO BEGIN . THEIRJRIP WEST Secretary of State and Mrs. Bryan ' Will Leave Washington To ; - - day for Journey. FIGHT FOR OFFICES IN STATE (Prom a Staff Correspondent,) WASHINGTON, June 26. (Spe cial Telegram.) Ex-Secretary and Mrs. W. J. Bryan will leave for Ne braska tomorrow afternoon, stopping off in Chicago for a peace meeting in the latter city Afonday evening, which Colonel Bryan will address. On Tuesday the colonel and Mrs. Uryan will go to Lincoln, where they plan to spend two or three days, and then go on to San Francisco, where the ex-secretary of state. will deliver the Fourth of July oration on the exposition ground. T. S. Allen, brother-in-law of the ex secretary, who haa been In New Tork on legal matters, wa In Washing-ton today en route to hi home In Lincoln. Ha will remain In Chicago nntll the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan and will accompany them to.Falrvlew. Land Officers Stick. . In view of Mr. Bryans early departure or .the went and the uncertainty of his return to Washington In the near future, the question of the land offices in Ne braska were broached to Mr. Allen and ho stated that he thought they would b cleaned up In the next week or two. - Rx animation ef the records show that ex- ,cretary Bryan ha a candidate for the Broken Bow pffloe who la not satis factory to Senator Hitchcock, but with this place agreed upon it 1 believed that the register and receiver In the other land offices, O'Neill, Valentine and North (Continued on Page Two," Column Two) mm Vtfa.' ! . I rJr ill f'v 1" .r mi i . r' Here's a Limeritk Contest for You! Come on in and Get a Prize if You Can Sl your pencil firmly. Strike an attitude. Or for that matter. strike anything you want to, Just so to get your mind In working order. Then write a limerick Just about th beat Umerick you aver wrot la your Ufa. . Because There'll be money In it And if there Isn't money, there's liable to be a ticket to th circus. Or maybe two tickets, fir Th Be haa 10 and fifty reserved seat tickets to th clrou to glv away. And all that 1 necessary to get a prise 1 to writ a Umerick about Buffalo Bill. Buffalo BUI I coming to Omaha for on day with Ul SelU-Floto (how a and beoaua every body's Interested In Buf falo Btll, Th B haa Instituted UU oonteL And slno Its to be a competi tion, ther muat be prise. Here they are: First' prise $10.00. Baoond. yrla 10.00. Third prise B.OO. roarta prise S.00. Fifth prixa too. lve prise ef $1.00 eaoh. rifta prises of tw reserved aeat ticket each to th Ball Tloto alrea. Twenty prUs. of on reserved aeat ticket each. Forty-five prlizal For Umerick. And ISOUKHOMLIHOFF. CZAR'S MINISTER OF WAR, RESIGNS Head of Slav Armies Quits Post and Former Assistant Takes Up Work of Opposing Invasion of Teutons. POLIVANOFF IS NEW CHIEF Hammering of Western Forces Against Muscovite Lines Still Continues. LITTLE ACTIVITY IN WEST ' LONDON. June 26. Oeneral W. A. Soukhonillnoff, the Russian min- inter of war, has resigned, according I to a dispatch from retrograd to I Renter's Telegram company. It Is 'understood that Oenerar-PoltTtnoff, j a former assistant minister of war, will succeed General 8oukhoniltnoff. Ilammerlnir by Teutonic armies aralnt ! the rtuatan forcen In Gallcla continue j without cefsntlon, but apparently with lines euccrse than In moot of the many j battles fotiKht during the long weelia of the Gallclnn campaign for the pos session of Prirmyal and I.mberg. Per;rad Claim loor. From Potrofcrad come claims of victory j in a elx-drtv battle along the Dnelster, Hll attempts of the Teutons to gain a font , bold on the north bank having been frus trated. The latest German official state ment admit that Russian force still thold the rliiht bank near Jlallc. this' be ing coupled with th etatement that Gen ieral von Unnlngen's troops sre kivplnx iup their attacks to effect a crossing and I that flRhtlng Is continuing between thi Ineister and the district east of Lm- . I; erg. Accounts of German military activity I In ltiissian Poland come st the same ! time as reports that many big guns from lipn, Germany, ar being shipped Into i that region, possibly In preparation for another drive at Warsaw. Pronounced . German aurcesee seem- lnsly have occurred not far from the east Prussian border. The Germans claiming the capture by storm of a Russian posi tion north of Przartnya and the Russians admitting a reverse In that region I through superior artillery fire by the i German. . Neither French nor German atatement indicate operation of Immediate move- Iment In the weetern arena The French admit lack of progress, due In many Place. It 1 declared to atonn ravaged Iground, whU th German art fpvJth the repulse of all French attack ana tne regaining of some trench. Alibi Established For Ben Stutheit . Ben Stutheit, suspected of being "the man In blue" of the Ada Swanson mur der mystery, has apparently beervclared of any connection with the case through word received by the Omaha police rom Broken Bow. J. M. rem'ng. a farmer o Cuser county, positively asserts that Stutheit wu working for him on th day of the murler. The' police have been holding the man owing to his not being able to account for himself on that date. He will probably be turned over to some Institution for examination a to hi mental condition. A blood-ateined handkerchief .found on th person of the suspect has led to a recent investigation on the part of th police, that will be dropped at once. It Is believed, with this convincing Informa tion from out In the state. Third Tornado Hits Out Near Oshkosh OBHKOen. Neb., June 28. (Special Telegram.-A tornado (truck twelv mile north of Oshkoh late this fter noon. It path waa about aeven tnUn long and It destroyed farm building for I. R. Parsmore, leaving the house stsnd Ingl Further particular are not avail able at this time. This make ,t he third tornado In thl vicinity thla summer. Dutch Ship Ceres is Sunk by a Mine LONDON. June . A dispatch received here from Stockholm say that the Neth eraland teamer. Cere, from Amster dam for Lfulea. Sweden, ha sunk a a result of striking a mine near Soder hamn, In th Gulf of Bothnia. The crew wa saved. When th award ar made, they will be given to their winner . by Buffalo BUI in person, for th great plainsman haa consented to appear at The Be efflo and hand th prise winner personally their award. And, of course, you know what a Umerick IsT Bur you do. But anyway, here' on, just for a sample: Once a flghtar named Buffalo William Haw some Injuns who ran e'er be killed 'em. But they started too late. It la sad to relet. ' For Buffalo William he aplUed 'em. Ther I That' a Umerick. Of course. It may not be as clever or aa good a. on you could writ. And now that you know what to do, her ar th condition: Th' subject of th Umerick must be Buffalo BUL It can be funny, eerloua, clever, any way you want to make it except, of course, derlstv. It must reach the Contest Editor of Th Bee, with your name and addreas, not later than mid nltfht, Monday, July 8. The next day will be used In Judging the contestants. Wednesday, July 7. tha winners will be announced, and Thursday, July 8, circus dav. at noon the nrtsea m-ilt Iia .lv,.n out In front of The Bee office. The ,howT It will be here Thord.y. July 8, at Twenty-first and Paul. And Just Ion thing- more: Th contest 1 open to I everybody: Bo com on InJ The Bee's Fund for Free Milk and Ice Suppose your children had to go through the hot summer months without all the fresh milk and ice they require. The very thonht of it makeg von shudder for the children in poor families who will be exposed to that very hardship and dancrer Contribution from 10 cntii to ? are nolicitfd und Trill br ernol- n this eolnwtT?. Previously eeknowledgwd ....tie. no Morris SCllder B.00 r. 9. Moflbaae, Jr 8. SO rxtoa hotel a. 00 a. V. Farrlsh a. 00 Hotel Bom a. 00 . r. SCurray 1.00 Vnitt-Dooekal Drug Co 1.00 Tranks's Alrdom 1.00 Speedway Co., by Bernatela.. 1.00 Cash T8 W. W. Ward 80 Mothers' Club Kinbir 64 oor Bat Willing 40 I. 9. O '.. S A rather IS RUSSIANS HOLDING THEIR LINES FIRM Petrograd Reports that Teutons Have Been Defeated After a Battle of Six Days. ' UNABLE TO SECURE A FOOTHOLD PRTnOORAD, June 26. (Via London.) The Russians are contin uing successfully to hold their lines along the Dniester. After a six-day battle the Austro-Oermans have heen defeated at Kozara and Rudsny, north of Kaltcz. At Martinova, a similar attempt to gain a foothold on the Russian side of the river failed, the Grand. Duke Nicholas troops capturing forty officers and 1,700 men. "At KoerulerJIne the Austrian weie r pu'sed on Jane 21 and SI, after having previously been defeated at 8novldas and were driven across the Onleater, fighting a rear gvard battle and losing heavily. The reverse hav caused a German concentration near Kosmlerjln and new battles are Imminent. "A German fore attempting to to-op. rate'ln 1hl region I descending the Lemberg-Brsesany railroad, but Is being stubbornly opposed." Bride Kidnaper Makes Way Out of Prison Coal Mine LEAVENWORTH. Kan., June Hoirsr MoCord, tho so-called Ksrma "brldiV kidnaper," and rrank William, convict In th state prison at : anslng, escaped from the prison coal mine early today by a perilous ano foot nllmh up the perpendloular air shaft MoCord waa serving a sentence of five year on a whit slavery oharge, which grew out of hla sensational flight from lola, Kan., th evening ot June J4. 1918, with Mrs. Harvey Dean, a 16-year-old bride.' The young woman left her hus band, Harvey Dean. . sitting on park bench. The Deana were on their wedding Journey. William and MoCord were lowered Into the mine last night to aid In replacing decayed timber. After midnight the mine waa thrown Into darkness. A hasty examination ' revealed that th elsclrio light wires had bene out and telephonW communication severed. When repair were made ah Inspection revealed that William and MoCord war gone. In vestigation showed they bad mounted the timber of the alrwhaft, located soma distance frsm th main shaft and lead ing outside th prison enclosure. William waa aervlos; a senteu. for robbery. Demonstration is Made Against Gov. Slatonof Georgia ATLANTA. Ga, June SS-Twenty-als men were brought to th county jail here today , by militiamen awarding the country home of Governor Slaton, The tats guardsmen said they war arrested while trying to enter th governor es tate. The arrest and a hostile demonstration when Governor Blaton appeared at to day' inauguration of hla auonessor, Nat F. Harris, mad th final day of Blaton' term stormy. Th demonstration at th Inauguration wa iulckly suppressed and Oovernor Blaton wa ohrd when he remarked, on handing; over th state seal, that ft had "never been abued daring my admin letratton." His friends thought thla wa a refer ence to hi commutation to Uf imprison ment ,of th death sentence of Leo it. Frank. Militiamen, who brought the prlsonera In from the Slaton estate, said seven pistols and thre club war taken from the men aftor an exchange of shot, la which no on waa hurt. PRIZE COURT RELEASES STEAMSHIP PORTLAND LOB A NOBLE 3, Cel., Jun JO. A prts court at Blyth. Eng., ha released th American steamship Portland, owned by the Glob Grain and Milling company of thl olty, according to word Juat received by the owners. The veasel, with a cargo of barley, bean and dried fruit wa en route from Han Francisco to Sweden when raptured by a British warship and brought to Kirkwall. Claims for damage for selsur of part of th cargo by th British government haa been sent by th owner to th Elate department at Washington. ALLIES WAITING NEXT DASH OF TEUTON ARMIES Germany Are Expected to Make a Drive Toward Calais, Paris or Warsaw Within the Next Few Days. BIO GTO3 ARE ON WAT EAST Most Experts Believe Another Effort Will Be Made to Reach Capital of Russian Poland. MINOR FRONTS ARE ALL QUIET. ! LONDON, June I. Thare is a , pause at the present moment on both battle fronts on the continent. The British public, with, breathless ex pectancy, await the next move. It is conceded that this move la Ger many', and that It may be made against either Warsaw,, Paris or, Calais. German activity reported rn the Argonne may indicate a drive on Paris, but the closing of the Belgian frontier may mean the transfer ot. veterans from the eastern front for another attempt to break, through to the English channel. Many persona believe, however, that no great offen sive movement will be attempted along the western front until another effort ha heen made to reach War saw, against which position the Ger mans are said to be bringing big guns from Da son. No great activity Ir to he noted along any of th minor fronts. Th Italian claim to be engaged In oonaoUdattna; th position they hav won alone th Isooso river, while from th Dardanelles com report of enormous loaaea Buffered by the Turks In defending th peninsula. The question of munition atUl la b- House of Commona ha been aaaurad by Walter Runclman. president of th Board of Trade, that Great Britain baa suf ficient high explosive for Ita own use and that It need have no concern over It food aupplte. but that th re quirement for a holla ar atlU acute. Italian Official Report. ROMB, June JR. (Via Pari. June 88.) The official atatement laauad tonight 1 ' the headquartera ot th Italian general staff ear: . ' '.,;.';,'".. "Our reoonnniare extending beyond tha fron In th Tyrol-Trentlno region. In Cadora and Carniola. Indicate I activity on th part of th enemy lath wora or remcorcing and planing- new batterie. W are frustrating thl work by the fflclent fir of our artillery and th bold operations of a mall detachmenta "In Carniola th night of Jun S4-3S, th enemy vainly renewed hi attack agalnat our line from Val Grand to Val Ptocolo. , "Our operation alnmv tha tma. developing methodically In spit of th mahlford natural difficult! of th ground. "An Austrian batter, whlnh day haa been disturbing our troope by Ita fir, causing aDclallv nrh,u age to villages with Injurtee to their fn- nu.u.nui. waa located today and became th object ot a wall itlrat- . 4, w 4 i.JJH our artillery. Immediately afterward a largo white flag, with a Red Cros. wa "u"1 "nm v"'a near tha location of the battery, with the .vi.i - . deceiving us and stopping- our fire." Frerfrk Of fir la Report. PARH9. Jun Sl-.Th French v war off!' afternoon report reads: "Comrtdarlng th front aa a whole, last night passed with relatlx-a !. xr .. of Arrae ther la nothing- to report with me exception or some Inflntry engage mnt. aooompenied fcy a lively can- nonadlng. between the Bouohe auger re finery and th national highway, between Bethune and Arra. "Our prograsa haa bean checked by tha condition of the ground which ,ln certain Places, haa been rendered almost tm paasebl by storm.' "On th Champagne front and In Ar gonn th fighting with mine ha been golnr-on to our adxantage." 77igVxy' War News BASK OF THE DNIESTER haa beeu entirely cleared ef the Teateale troop who fere their way across at twe polate eats-lr tale week, ar eordlaaT to th lateatr of f total etate mesti, bet the A astro-Germ a fore are makiaar eeeperate f. fort to effect a passage elsewhere. MILITARY- OBSERTBRal are watch ing tha eastern territory a a re- . ported moras. eats ( Gereaae fovea en their fxUertev llaee wtta oat veatarlnar mora than apeeelav tlon mm te whether these ansa a aa otfcar Tewtomte drrre at Warsaw v teatwed svetJvttr ea a kigt el by the Oeraas te Aleraaav4er. ITALIAN ARMIES 'are eoattaelac their work ef keerptavar elear their fro at la th Tyred -Tramtla aaa ta Cadora and Caralela by artillery " fir a ad Isolated lafaatry opera tioas, the efflelal reports aay, Proeraaa la belnaT snada alone the IsoBso, aeeardlaat t the Italian atateiaeat. MOST RECENT DEFINITE NEWS freaa tha Dardaaellae te a report by the Tarklah war efflee that ea Jaae SS a Tarhlab patrei etoetrered a party ef th alttae aaaet FRENCH REPORT aoaapamtlva ta. aatrvtty ahoagr th weatera fraat. ' Their proereat they aay, aa ba . checked ta plaae by the eeadlttaa ef the sreaad, ewe te reeeat st or ana. AN INTER ESTINQ DOCUMENT ha beea pablished la th Vorwaerte ef Berlla la th ahepe ef a fall pas appeal froav. the saolallst desae- e ratio party ta-Oarsaaer. Orpeel tloa at th party te terrssrlat eeav eaaet la elearly stated.