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VOL. -LV .'(.. 17.
OMAHA, Till MfShAY MllUXIMi, .HI,Y s, I'M.V-TWKm-: l'AC.L's.
Oa Trains and at
otel lltwa Steads,
SIXOLK COPY TWO CENTS.
A MISSOURI TOWN;
CARS BLOWN AWAY
District Eighteen Blocks Long and
Half as Wide Razed in St.
Charles, Near St. Louis,
but None Hurt.
LARGE CHURCHES DESTROYED
Pour Coaches of Wabash Passenger
Train Hurled from Track
NOBODY SERIOUSLY INJURED
ST. LOUIS, July 7. Four cars of
Wabash passenger train No. 9. from
St. Louis to Kansas City, were blown
from the track by a tornado near
Oilmore, Mo., this afternoon, but ac
cording to Information received here
by General Manager Cotter of the
Wabash no one was hurt badly
enough to need medical attention.
Mr. oCtter tonight said the mall, com
bination, dining and chair cam, which
left the track, were blown clear off the
right-of-way. The train crew then coupled
up the five cars which were left on the
track and proceeded toward Kansas City.
Tornado Sweeps Town.
A tornado (truck Ft. Charles. Mo...
twenty-five miles northwest of here, at
4:20 o'clock thla afternoon. It la re
ported that the storm raxed a district
eighteen blocks long and nine blocks
wide. Two largo churches were de
stroyed. As far as known no lives were lost.
Bt. Charles Borromeo's Catholic church
was wrecked, the storm tearing down
the east and west walls and cracking the
south wall so that it crumbled to the
A wall and part of the roof of St. Jo
seph's hospital were torn away. The
patients, though panic stricken, were re
moved to safety.
The west wall and half the roof of the
second Baptist church were caved in.
Several houses were damaged.
Issued by Court for
Evelyn Nesbit Thaw
NEW YORK, July 7. A body attach
ment was issued by Supreme Court Jus
tice Hendrlck today for Evelyn Ncsblt
Thaw, who failed to appear to testify In
tho proceedings yesterday relative to the
sanity of her husband, Harry K. Thaw.
Mrs. Thaw yesterday told Deputy Attor
ney General Cook that she could not
stand the strain of testifying and said
she did not propose to testify against
her husband. She left for the Adiron
dacks Uuit night. '
Dr. Bernard Livingston, Mrs. Thaw's
physician, was called to the stand today.
He said he had found Mrs. Thaw run
down and in a nervous condition and ad
vised her it would bo unwise for her to
testify. Justice Hendrlck then said that
If the attorney general desired Mrs.
Thaw to be present that he would issue
a body attachment, whereupon Deputy
Attorney General Becker asked that such
an attachment be issued.
Exhibits from previous trials were then
read Into the records.
Yetter Given Divorce
By Kansas City Court
KANSAS CrTT. Mo., July 7.-Special.)
fr-In court hero today. Will L. Tetter of
Omaha was granted a divorce, he having
Charged Jealousy upon the part of his
wife and that she had threatened to ruin
Mrs. Tetter had filed' a cross-petition
and In this she alleged misconduct upon
the part of Tetter. Tho decree, when
Signed, will provide for a division of the
Trial of the case was commenced some
months ago, but continued from time to)
time, the judge hoping that a reconcilia
tion might be effected.
BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH
ROCHESTER, N. T.. July T. Arch
Wshop James Edward Qulgley of Chi
cago continues to hover between life and
death at the home of his brother here.
Ttmpnlir at Omaha Yesterday.
Comparative Local Record.
1915. 1914. 1913. 1912.
Highest yesterday 75 SI S9 94
Lowest yesterday 67 70 71
Mean temperature 70 7 7
Precipitation .00 .40 .00
Temperature and precipitation depart
ures from the normal:
Normal temperature 76
Deficiency for the day (
Total deficiency since March 1 138
Normal precipitation 15 inch
Kxcess for the day 14 inch
Total rainfall alnce March 1... 11.91 Inches
Teflclency since Ma run 1 1.11 Inches
deficiency for cor. period. 1914. .63 Inch
Deficiency for cor. period, 19U. .M Inch
Reports from Slatloas at T P. M.
Station and State Temp. High- Rain
of Weather. 7 p. m. est. fall.
Cheyenne, cloudy 68 74 .00
(Davenport, cloudy 6 78 I 62
Denver, clear 78 M .00
! Mnlnea rlr 72 Ml 1 w
North Platte, clear 78 M .
Omali cloudy 73 75 .
Itapld City, part cloudy... 68 70 .83
feherldan. cloudy 70 76 .04
Kloux City, cloudy 66 72 174
.Valentine, prt cloudy.... 66 70 4.01
X Indicates trace of pm-tpttatlnn.
L. A. WfcLSH. Local roiecaster.
ff 9 a. m 69 ,
Zic I 10 a. m 70
i Ji J 11 a m 72
YrV 3 :::::::::::::!
4 p. m....M 74 ,
--b ' m. 76
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S d. m W
GERMAN 42-CENTIMETER SHELL, showing its size,
in comparison with a French infantryman 01 average
height. This shell, which
NO WORD COMES
Wife Says She is Discouraged Over
Absence and Does Not Know
When He Will Return.
STILL CHECKING UP ACCOUNTS
"I feel more discouraged this
morning," was a statement made by
flra. Ellery H. Westerfield, wife of
the former treasurer of Dundee,
whose disappearance at a time he
was expected to turn over the funds
of the village, has aroused consider
Mrs. Westerfield added that she does
not know of her husband's present where
abouts, nor does she know when he will
return. Friends of the family have of
fered their sen-ices to locate the missing
In the meantime Commissioner Butler
of the city department of finance and
accounts. Treasurer Vre and a repre
sentative of the bonding company are
checking up the accounts of Mr. Wester
"The books appear to have been kept
In excellent condition, but there seems
to be so mo uncertainty as to tho record
of securities he held. This, of course,
may turn out all right when the check
has been completed. AU we are en
deavoring to do Is to check the accounts
as would be done In any case of this
kind," slated Mr. Butler.
Attorney Pancoast. representing Mia.
WeBterfleld, has turned over the papers
held by Treasurer Westerfield and ac
cepted receipts for the same. The check
has been transferred from Mr. Pancoast's
office to the court house and will take
several days to complete.
Fight Off Posse
and Make Escape
LITTLE ROCK, July 7. Seven bank
robbers early today engaged In an hour's
hot pistol battle with more than 100 cltl
sens of England, Lonoke county, near
here, drove their attackers into the main
hotel of the town after failing to dyna
mite the safe of the Bank of England,
and escaped In an automobile after
marching In close formation down the
main street of the town and seriously
wounding N. W. Whitlock, town mar
shal. Five charges of an explosive were set
off unsuccessfully by three members of
the gang, while the other stood outside
and by a continuous lire drove ift the
Weapons for the attack were taken by
the robbers from a hardware store,
which they broke Into-before entering
the bank. They secured about S200 In
silver from the tills In the cashier's csge.
Italians Advance On
Five-Mile Front in
the Region of Carso
UDINE. Italy. July T.-(Vla Tarls.)
The Italian attack In the Carso region
has been successful, although being car
ried on against a territory which is full
of caverns, grottoes and crevasses. A
report telling of the capture by the
Italians of 900 prlosners In two days on a
front of five or six miles, shows. In tho
opinion of military authorities. a con
Honors of the day perhaps go to the
Italian air service, because of a bom
bardment of a factory at Trleet. It has
been impossible to ascertain the extent
of the damage inflicted. Trlest has the
most Important arms factory in the Aus-tro-Hungarlan
empire, employing In
norma! times 10,000 workmen.
Italian aviators hsve damaged the Aus
trian encampment at Loberdo and have
dropped bomha on the Important railway
station at Dornburg.
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F. W. BROWN OF
LINCOLN IS DEAD
Postmaster and Former Mayor of
Capital City Expires After Ill
ness of Few Weeks.
PROMINENT IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb., July 7. (Special
Telegram) Francis W. Brown, post
master of Lincoln, died this morn
ing at his home here after an illness
of a few weeks. . He was mayor of
Lincoln for two terms and was a can
didate for congress on the democratic
Prominent In Democratic Circles.
Mr. Brown has been prominent In the
councils of his party for many years and
has always taken an active Interest In
publlo affairs. During his service as
mayor he signed the dollar gas ordinance
and the slx-for-a-quarter street cur faro
ordinance. He was appointed postmaster
about six months ago.
Mr. Brown is survived by his widow
and one son. Prank Brown, Jr., who is
1 1 roprietor of the Kearney Morning Times.
lie was about 6v years of age.
Meets Liberty Bell
Party at State Line
DAVENPORT, la., July 7.-The Lib
erty Bell was greeted by crowds at
Mollne, 111., and here. Lloutenant Gov
ernor Harding of Iowa and four members
of the governor's staff Joined the Lib
erty Bell party at Davenport to escort
the relio through Iowa .
ROCK 1 1 LAND, 111., July 7. Three
thousand people headed by the mayor
and city commissioners, were at the sta
tion when the Liberty Bell arrived on a
special 'train. The crowd sang "America"
and Lieutenant Governor O'Hara of Illi
nois, representing OoVernor Dunne, gave
a brief address.
Both Relatives of
Another descendant of a continental
patriot, who had something to do with
natkmal Independence, has been found
among Omahans. She ,1a Mrs. William
E. Davis. 4203 Grant street. However.
Mra Davis will be unable to serve on the
reception committee when the Liberty
bell Is exhibited here Friday, for she Is
now at Orchard, Neb., on a visit.
Mrs. Davis Is a tMster of Miss Alberta
Regnler, whose rame ha already been
published as a descendant of colonial
days. Both are great great great nieces
of Abraham Clark, one of the signers of
the Declaration of Independence. Mra
Davis heard about the committee being
organized here to receive the bell, by
reading The Bee. which la being sent to
her at Orchsrd during her visit there.
BRYAN REFUSES TO ADDRESS
GERMAN AND IRISH SOCIETY
BAN FRANCISCO. Cat, July T.-Wll-liam
Jennings Krysn, former secretary
of state, has refused to deliver an ad
dress omorrow at a mass lace meeting
of tho American Independence union, an
association of Iruh and tlermans who
have made common Ismie against the
exportation of arme to Great Britain, it
was announced today. He said lie ex
pected to attend a reception for the gov
ernors, F. D. Boris -yt Nevada and H. C.
Ptuart of Virginia, at the hour of the
Mr. Bryan recently accepted an inves
tigation to speak at the maaa meetlna,
provided other engagements hre per
mitted It waa announced today th-it he would
speak at an Kvangrllstlc meeting on
BOMB PLACED ON
BY PROFESSOR HOLT
Man Who Shot Morgan Wrote WTife
the Saxonia or Philadelphia
Would Be Blown Up
WIRELESS SERVICE GETS BUSY
Philadelphia Sends Answer that
Everything on Board Has Been
SAXONIA HAS 324 PASSENGERS
NKW YORK, July 7. The CunarJ
line late today received a reply by
wireless to the message sent to the
Saxonia 1,200 miles at sea regarding
the suspicion that Holt had placed
a bomb on the vessel. Tho message
"Search made. Nolhlng found."
The message was signed hy Cap
tain Rlggle of the Saxonia.
Officials of the While Star line
have received no Information from
NKW YORK, July 7. Frank Holt,
who attempted last Saturday to as
sassinate J. P. Morgan, after placing
a bomb in the capltol building at
Washington which exploded Friday
night, planned to destroy the trans-
Atiantlc liners Saxonia and Philadel
phia by dynamite, which it ia believed
he had placed aboard the vessels be
fore they sailed from New York
for Liverpool, July 3.
Holt so advised his wife In a letter
which was received by her at Dallas,
Tex., on of before yesterday. This letter,
Police Commissioner Woods of the New
York police department announced today,
was taken by Mrs. Holt and her father
to a former governor of Texas. The for
mer governor, whose name was with
held, communicated with Major Pullman,
head of the Washington, D. C. police
force, and Major Pullman at one trans-
(Continued on Pago Two, Column Three )
Work for Million
CHICAGO. July T.-"Get 1.000.000 new
members and $1,000,000 for missions," Is
the slogan of the twenty-seventh Inter
national Christian Endeavor convention,
which opened here today, -
"Tho Call for Millions" waa the subject
of an address which was to have been
read by the Rev. Francis E. Clark, presi
dent and founder of the society. He was
unable to be present, however, because
Delegates were urged to enrol 1,000,000
new members I,ou0,0u0 signers to a peaoa
petition and 1.000,0u0 uledges to make tho
country a saloonless tuition by 193).
At the meeting of the board of trustees
of the society, Karl jehman, field sec
retary, roported that 1250,000 of tho S300,
000 needed for a headquarters building
In Boston hss been raised.
"Christian Endeavor ia stronger today
than ever before In its history," said Mr.
l.ehmsn. "China Is facing the greatest
ipirltuul awakening It has ever known.
In India, Korea, Africa, in every mis
sion field, we find there is a new and
growing interest In religion. Africa has
the largest Christian Kndeavor society
In the world."
Rev. L. B. Chamberlain responded for
India. "More than 800 Endeavor societies
In China, with 26.000 membera sent greet
ings through Mr. and Mra Edgar B.
Btrother, general secretaries for) China,
From tho heart of tha war now raging
In "Europe, the following ms ago was
received from the general secretary. Bar.
Friedrlch Blecher of Berllnt
"This war ia a mighty summons of Ood
to reflection, so that our members may
examine themselves to sea whether their
conduct is in agreement with their pray
ers, and therefore at the same tlmo a
bowing low In penitence wbluh heals from
"It causes a clearer knowledge of what
our fatherland represents In thla struggle
of all people.
"What many evangelistic meetings
i-oiild not accomplish, the war has brought
to pass, and asking and seeking after
God by such as before did not think of
"Fifteen young people's societies' in
Fast Prussia have been destroyed by the
Russians. The young men have been
called to the colors. Many have fallen
for the fatherland: the maidens are scat
tered over our whole country.
"One hundred and thirty-eight mem
bers have been killed, 211 have been
wounded, sixty-one are missing or pris
oners, twenty have received the Iron
"It is our earnest prayer to God that
He by H!i Holy Spirit will again bring
into order what the human spirit has
thrown Into disorder, and that Christian
peoples may become conscloua that in
spite of all education and culture, 'sin
Is reproach to any people,' as this war
has revealed In a shocking way."
Hjr spctal arrangement with
eight of the leading moving
picture theaters Tim IIKE is
enabled to gift Its readers a
combination coupon good for
free admission to any one
of them on days specified.
In Sunday's Dee
Many Attempts Made to Damage
Auto Cargoes on Way to Europe
NF.W TORK. July T.-M. V. Hill.
Kuropea-n representative of an American
Automobile company that has lre
shipments of military automobile to the
allies. Ht ihr.1 here tudsy on the Kspane
and said that a Hrltish hl loaded here
In May for Havre, with a cmgo of auto
mobiles and grain for the French army,
was found to have two bombs on board
when It reached Its destination. Mr. Hill
refused to give the name of the ship,
saying that to lo so might hamper an
Investigation now under way.
One. of the bombs, consisting, he said,
of two metal cylinders capped with wax.
was discovered In one of the automobile
cases and the other In a sack of grHln.
One cylinder was filled with acid, the
other with a hiahly Inflammable chemical.
The bomb In the automobile case, Mr.
AND HAIL IN WEST
Callaway Hit by Hurricane that
Wrecks Several Business
DAMAGE TO LINCOLN CROPS
CALl.AWOY, NpI).. July ". (Spe
cial TeloRram.) At a littlf after 6
o'clock laat evening a terrific wind,
hall and rainstorm passed over this
locality, doing much damage within
its. path. A Btrlp of country west of
here fifteen miles wide and perhaps
thirty nilleti In length was completely
hailed out, the wheat and rye crops,
which were almost ready to harvest,
being a total loss, while other vege
tation was ruined.
In Callaway the top of the Masonic
temple was blown down. The northwest
corner of the Moran building was blown
down KniHll buildings were blown to
pieces and hundred of trees uprooted
and broken off
tntlnn Nenrly Wrecked.
At the Union Pacific depot window
glass was broken and the wind entered
with such force that the aouth wall w.ia
blown out several Indies and enly the
abatement nf the storm sved It.
Windmills wero wrecked and telephone
and electric light service put out of com
mission, as well as telegraph service.
At the J. H. Farrell home, In the grove
south of town, nine large Cottonwood
trees were blown across the house,
crushing It and moving 11 about six
inches from its foundation.
It was the worst storm this locality
has experienced In twenty years, but it
(proved to be a straight wind and no loss
of life or personal Injury has been re
ported. Hearr Damage In Lincoln 4'oantr.
NORTH PIATTE, Neb., July 7.-(flpe-cial
Telegram.) Hall Tuesday afternoon
destroyed over 2,Ono acres of the finest
small crops ever grown In the Jack Mor
row Flats district, twelve miles south of
here. The storm was six miles wide and
is reported east as fsr as Brady.
Among the farmers who report heavy
losses are Dick IOmple, A. R. Ieavltt,
J. T. Uoyd, William Kelso. Ellas Lloyd,
W. Hum, Robert Patterson, Guy Ed is,
Ram Blagdon, Gua Granting and Jess
The loss may reach a hundred thousand
dollars. A hailstone was picked up at
the J. II. Edmlston farm which measured
nine inches in circumference.
An automobile that was In that dis
trict during the storm arrived here today
with It metal parts badly dented by the
Jack Morrow Flats Is the richest farm
ing district In the county. Fields of
grsln which were three feet tall now
look as if nothing had ever been grown
Stock Prices Break;
Southern Roads Lead
NEW YORK, July 7. Sudden and unex
plained weakness In the group of South
era railroads caused general unsettlement
in today's early stock market. Louis
vllle A. Nashville, which ckised at 114 yes
terday, was steadily offered today In
moderate lots until It fell to lObVi. At
lantlo Coast l.lne, which controls Louis
ville A Nashville, fell six points and
Southern Railway preferred and common
lost i and 1, respectively. The selling
came from various brokers other than
those formerly Identified with the prop
erty. One of the theories advanced In
connection with the acute weakness of
these stocks was that large Mocks were
being offered for foreign account.
The Day's War Newt
FIRST KFFKtT of the Traloole
threat In soothers Poland seraas
to have slackened tor the time nt
leaat and there Is leas apparent
anxiety on the elde of the entente
allies over the eatoonae of the na.
palgn In this region. The latest
official statements from Vienna,
however, claim that the Aeatrlaa
advance Is eoatlnnlnsT la at least
one seetor of the front sooth of
DIVERGENT CLAIMS come from
Vienna and Rome as to the alt en.
tloa the Aaalro-Itallaa front.
Italian headonartere reports in
fliction of severe losses apon the
Aastrlaas la coantcr attacks oa
the t'arale frontier, the repnlse of
attacks aloes the T rol-Trentlao
line and of a determined naannlt
pen the Italian position on
Avostaaa Peak. The moat recent
aeatrlaa official statement de.
rlarcs the Itallaae have been on
the offensive aad have been re.
poised In attache at several palate.
IS TIIK Al SI'S the Rnaalana re.
tempt at aa offensive west ut
PHEKf ll DESTROY KRS have keen
operating on the Asia Minor coast,
stable Turkish vessels aad In
fltrtlee; other damage.
Hill ssld. was evidently designed to be
exploded by the motion of the whip, caus
ing the acid and the chemical to mix.
A unusually smooth paasncn probably
resulted In the failure of the plot, he
thought. One of the boards on the auto
mobile case had been pried loose and the
bomb Inserted, possibly at the time the
case wns placed on board the ship.
"It has also been found." Mr. Hill ssld,
"that attempts to destroy or make use- j
less automobiles shipped to the allies are
frequent. We are compelled to keep at
Havre a larae force of mechanics) to ex
amine carefully each machine even befor.'
tested. On several occasions In the last
few months emory duat has been found
In the cylinders. This soon makes a car
uselesw. In some Instances borings have
been made In vital parts of the ma
chinery." DODGE HOME FOLKS
Whole Countryside Turns Out to
Give Young: Wrestling- Champion
Praise for Hii Victory.
YOUNG GIANT MODEST AS EVER
noniiK. Neb., July 7. (Special
Telegram. 1 This town has heen put
upon the map and Joe Stecher
world's champion heavyweight wres
tler, has done it. As a slight compli
ment to him, the entire population of
Dodge and iho countryside turned
out tonight to give him a royal wel
come home. Not only did they extend
the welcome, hut In addition, the
people who have known him since he
was a child, presented him with a
13,000 diamond-otudded belt. The
jeweled trophy has not yet been
made, but it was pledged to the
Fresh from the field of glory and wear
ing most modestly the laurels of victory.
Joe Btecher arrived home today, coming
unannounced and quietly to the home of
his parenta In the outskirts of the town,
where he remained for an hour or more
before It waa known that he was here.
Kclghbora Flock In.
When the word got passed around town
that the young champion had arrived, the
Btecher home was besieged with callers
and for hours Joe wss the recipient of
congratulations, handshakes and words
The new champion wrestler of the world
was expected home last night, but Hav
ing Omaha In an automobile with friends
It became apparent that every town that
be passed through wanted to do him
honors. Fremont captured him last night
and held him until today. s a result of
this the home people were somewhat dis
appointed, but they went on making
preparations for the homecoming recep
Thousand People Come.
Early thla morning the committees hav
ing the reception In charge commenced
their work. Friends were telephoned and
those from the country advised that to
night a reception would be held. The re-
(Continued on Pago Four. Column One.)
Do Not Stimulate
Travel, Says Expert
CHICAOO, July 7.-Fallure of predic
tions made In 1307 when paevenger fares
In many states were reduced .to f cents
per mile, that the lower fare would be
more than offset by the stimulus to
travsl, was described In figures before
the Interstate Commerce commission to
day by forty-six western railways which
are asking permission to Increase Inter
state passenasr farea
U r. Wattling, statistician for the
railways, continued tho Introduotloo of
evidence began last night He presented
figures showing that the return on prop
erty devoted to passenger service Is only
2.37 per cent, while many roads operate I
at a deficit.
"The reduction to t-cent fares," Mr.
Wettllng said, "brought no stimulus to
travel such ss was anticipated. On top
of this failure of the growth nf travel
lo hold Ita pace, then was, resulting
from the rate reductions, a gradual de
cline in the average revenue, both for
hauling the ton one irlle and cairylng
the passenger one mile.
Efforts at efficiency to offset the
sdverse factors of rising costs and falling
rates, although they have brought con
spicuous reaults, have not been able to
The witness said that both services
combined earned a net return equalling
I.H per cent on the value of the prop
erty. In the freight servloe, he said.
the return was S.U per cent, while the
passenger service earned only 2 S7 per
cent on the value of the property de
voted to passenger traffic on all of the
'Only about one-half of the estimated
Increase of from J 30,000,000 to IX.OOO.OOO
In passenger revenues from the proposed
advance In passenger rates would ac
me," Mr. Wettllng said, "unless state
farea as well ss Interstate are advanced
for almost one-half of the total travel
Is wholly within one state."
EXONERATED BY COURT
ANNAPOLIS, July 7-Burgeon Bath
Mic On well. United Ftates navy, was today
exonerated of any complicity In the
sending of naval academy examination
papers to Mldrtilpman James E. Moaa
before the court of Inquiry investigating
the "cribbing scendal" at the Institution.
Robert Moss, father of Midshipman
Mosj, who, It had been testified by Ad
miral Fullam. superintendent of ths
naval academy, mentioned Pr. McDow
ell's name In discussing the matter with
the admiral. Hated to ths court today
that he never Ir.tenJed to convey ths
slightest Imitation that Pr. McDowell
knew of or "sanctioned or had ever hear J
of the mutter."
IS INFLICTED ON
Official Reports from PetrogTad Tell
of an Important Victory Oyer
the Invader Near the
City of Krasnik.
CONTRADICTION FROM VIENNA
Austrian War Office Says Musco
vites Were Defeated in This
WEST IS COMPARATIVELY QUIET
LONDON, July 7. Petrograd as
serts a distinct check has been In
flicted on the Austro-Hungarlans
near Krasnik, In southern Russian
Toland. where the invaders are
threatening one of the most impor
tant railroad connections with War
saw. The claim directly contradicts
tho Vienna official report, which
states that the Russians have suf
fered defeat in this section. Other
wise the Russian and Austro-Oerman
reports agree that quiet prevails
along the remainder of the eastern
front, where for the first time In sev
eral weeks the Austro-Oerman arm
ies have ceased to win dally suc
cesses. Italy keeps tip Its heavy battering tac
tlca against the Austro-IIungsrlan posi
tions along the Isnnio river. Vienna re
ports particularly fierce but fruitless at
tacks on the lower Isonio. between
Oorlila and the sea.
Rumors continue to reach London from
many scattered sources of a great Ger
man offensive against the western front,
with Calais on the English channel as
the objective, but actual reports from
this war theater show no more than the
General Sir Hamilton's report of the
British landing at the Dardanelles has
caused much comment in the British
press, which shows great pride In the
achievements of the allied troops. This
Is not unmixed with criticism, however,
of the strategy which directed the cam
paign. Lord Northcllffe's newspapers are
particularly strong in denunciation of the
tactics which led to such fearful
slaughter. The Times, describing the
naval dash which preceded the land oper- ,
atlons, ssys it wss a naval Balekava
and denounced the whole operations,
characterising them ss "unforgivable
French Official Report.
rATtl. "July T.-The French "official
statement of operation along the west
ern front today said: ,
"In the region to the north of Arras
the bombardment continued all last
night Two German attacks, neither one
In force, against tho railroad station at
Boucher; wero repulsed.
"On the heights of the Mouse at about
t o'clock at night, a fresh German attack
against our positions on the southern
side of the ravine of (tonvaux was
checked by the fire from our barricades.
At the same time the Germans delivered '
an attack to the west of this ravine,
which also was repulsed.
"To the southeast of SL Mlhlel the
enemy, after a bombardment of great
violence took the offensive last night
along a front stretching from the hill
which commands the right bank of the
river Meuse to the south of Ailley, as
fsr as the locality known as the Cow's
Hesd (La Tete-A-Vaehc) in the forest of
Apremont At one single point in the
Vaux Fery region they were successful
In penetrating our first line along a
front of about 700 yards. At all other
points they were repulsed with heavy
"In the eastern part of the La Pretre
forest we checked a fresh Got Wan attach
which waa preceded by the throwing of
"There Is nothing to report from the .
rest of the front"
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