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FODR INSTEAD OF
TWO SLAIN IN SIAM,
tin. M. J. Peaee of Des Moines Sayi
Her Father Was Among Guartet
i Murdered by Counterfeit
f en' Gang.
JT2E4STJEE SHRINKS GREATLY
Reduced from Original $90,000 to
$8,000 or $10,000, According
' - to Story.
GIVES DETAILS OF KILLING
DE3 MOINES, la.. July 12. Four
teen, icere killed by the counter
feiters' gang at Slam. Ia., in Septem
ber. 1888, instead of two, according
to the statement ot Mrs. M. J. Pease
of Des Moines. Ia., at the attorney
general's office here today. 'Her
father was smong the four. The cat
tleman's son was not killed, but was
returned to his home at Weston. Mo.
The cattleman's name. was William
lledrick, not Nathaniel Smith, as
Mrs. Pea Is the wife of a real estate
dealer here and waa about 8 years old
When her father was killed.
Wu Making Tmr.
According to her story, her father was
engaged In the horse breeding business
end at the time of his murder be was
taking bis annual tour of Iowa and Mis
souri. According' to the woman's story,
three other men, named Cot Una, Cole and
Harmon, ajso met death at the hands of
The 130,000 alleged to have beeri In the
possession of the murdered man dwindled
to from $8,000 to 110,000 when Mrs. Pease
told her story.
"My father had between M.0OO and 210.000
en hla person," she said. "The other
jnen had considerable money and between
the four of them they must have had
"1 was 8 years old at the time, and
while I do not remember mutch that oc
curred at the time, I have a distinct
recollection of some of the Incidents that
followed the murder of my father.
"We lived in Weetboro, Mo., at tins
time. My brother, smaller than myself,
ran away with my father and the other
men and was with them at the time of
the murder. It la not true that he was
killed. For some reason members of the
, gang saw fit, to spare his Hfe; he re
turned a few days later accompanied by
Wor Fathee'a Ceatv
-I'Ths stranger whs brought my brother
home wore my father's coat. He led the
way through the gate up to the front
door. . -
When mother answered his knock he
eld out a belt and said. 'Here's your boy.'
The belt contained 91,000 and a note which
read, Take this and get out of the
"I have lost all trace of my brother.
J have not heard from him in years and
of course my mother has been dead for
Mrs. Pease announced her willingness
to be of all possible assistance to the
srtst and declared that If any of her
father's money has been found she will
that .it beturned over to her.
Not Same Case.
CLARTNDA, Ia.. July 11-W. W. Bul
faan, special attorney assisting In the
JJedford murder case, declared this after
noon that the murders refer.-ed by Mrs.
Ji. J, Pease of Des Moines were not
those upon which he is working, although
they are believed to have been committed
by the game gang. He said Hedrick and
fills) companions were killed at about the
weans potest three year prior to the time
Wathanlel Srarth and his son were killed,
prbsjb he said, was before Jonathan Dark
(Jomed the gang.
Attorney Bulman came hers today with
Mm. Maria Collins' Porter, the chief wlb
anas In the Bedford hearing tomorrow.
He declared the cases of William Hed
Srlok, father of Mrs. Pease, and Smith
Continued on Page Two. Column Five.)
Forecast till p. m. Tuesday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and vicinity
-Unsettled, not much change In tero
Temperature at Omb Yesterday
t a. m ..
7 a. m..
8 a. m..
10 a. m..
11 a. m..
1 p. m
2 p. m..
I p. m..
4 p. m..
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7 p. m . .
Comparative Local Record.
1915 1914 1918 1912
'Highest today M 100 8 W
Lowest today 64 SO SI 2
Mean temperature 7 "5 85
Precipitation 2 84 .00 .CO .02
Temperature and precipitation depart
ures from the normal at Omaha since
March 1, and compared with the past
Normal temperature .. 77
Deficiency (or th day 1
Total detlcleney since March 1... 213
Normal precipitation .14 Inch
Hxceaa for the day 2.20 Inches
Precipitation sVice March 1... 14. 48 inches
Deficiency since March 1 1.2S Inches
Deficiency for cor. period. 1914. 1.21 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period. 1912. 1.42 inches
Reports from Stations at T P .M.
Station and State . Temp. High- Rain-
of Yveauu-r. 7 p. m. est.
Cheyenne, pait cloudy.. 76
Davenport, clear SI
leaver, clear CO
Lea Mnlnea clenr 82
North Platte, part. cldy. it
Omaha, clear $i
Rapid City, cloudy 80
Bhertdan. clear 82
eloux City, clear M
Valentine, clear M
L. A WELSH
HAPPY YAN WYCK
SUES FOR DIVORCE
Daughter of Late Mebraaita Senator
Files Second Application
FORMAL GROUND? ' fN ?y:D
Happy Tbeod, ..vyc)t Ben
ner, only eh" S j late Charles
Van W'ycl ' a States senator
from this s this afternoon filed
In district cWt a petition for di
vorce from Fernando W. Benner ot
New York City, alleging nonsupport
Mrs. Benner Is know here to many as
Hkddv Van Wyck Benner. She started
divorce proceedings during the fall of
K09. but that case was dismissed wltnom
nr4nriir. she ravins the costs. In the
former petition she alleged that nfter liv
ing together two years, her husband lert
her for a period of four years, when a
reunion was made. .
Mrs. Benner was born In Otoe ceunty,
this state, on New Year's day and was
nicknamed "Happy." She married Ben
ner in New York City October SO, 1W2.
8ha has a son. 12 years of age.
She Inherited the estate of her father,
who was a pioneer of Otoe county. In
Omaha, Waahington and New York she
waa at one time well known socially,
and she tins many acquaintances In this
She figured. In a romance Which had
Its denouement In Washington' City be
fore her marriage to . Benner.
In the petition just filed Mrs. Benner
state Nebraska Is her present home.
Her husband Is said to be living in New
York City at the present time.
Mr. Benner Is now In Omaha.
For Feeding German
Army, Says Carson
LONDON, July 12. On behalf of the
crown the attorney general,' Sir Edward
Carson, today asked the prize court to
condemn the Norwegian steamers Alfred,
Nobel, Kim. BJornsterne BJornson and
the Swedish steamer Frldland. which
have been detained for some time by the
British authorities. The attorney general
asserted these vessels had been carrying
absolute and conditional contraband from
America. Intended for German consump
In opening the case Sir Edward said
thirty-eight other vessels with similar
cargoea had been captured. Copenhagen,
he declared, had virtually been turned
Into a depot for feeding Qerman 1 troop.
The cargoes in question consisted for lbs
most part of farm - produce, meat from
the great American packing houses and.
lrd, which Is used extensively 1 Ger
many In place of butter. There were
many oases of products used in the man
ufaoture of German sausage. Altogether
no less than 28,274,680 pounds of meat
and meat products were Included In the
On the Kim and Frldland were quanti
ties of rubber, listed as gum.
Denied New Trial
ST. LOUIS, July 1. The contestant of
the $18,000,000 will of the late James Camp
bell, traction magnate, were refused a
new trial of the case In the circuit court
here today. The suit. In which several
nieces and nephews ot Mr. Campbell tried
to break his will, by charges that
Louise Campbell, now Elsie Burkman, waa
not his child and that he was of unsound
mind . and unduly influenced, recently
was won by the defendants, Mrs. Burk
ham and Mrs. Florence Campbell, widow
of the financier.
The .decision of Circuit Judge Klneey
"At the suggestion of counsel for the
defendants, the so-called brief filed by
the attorney for the plaintiffs, June 18,
IMS, Is stricken from the records on the
ground that therein are used expressions
most Insolent and Insulting toward the
court and the opposing counsel."
Wedded at Denver
DENVER. Colo., July 12.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) B. E. Qlllesple of Lincoln and
Isabel M. Coons of this city were married
here this evening. The ceremony was per
formed by Right Rev. John Davis of Han
nibal. Mo., an unele of the bride.
Both the bride and groom were gradu
ated from the University of Nebraska.
She ft a member of the Alpha Beta so
rority and the groom belongs to the
Beta Theta Phi fraternity, where he Is
engaged In business. .
Among the Nebraakana attending the
wedding were Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Coons,
Mrs. Bam Watt and Miss Lenore FUs
gerald, all of Omaha; Mr. and Mrs. D;
C. Gillespie. Republican City, and Miss
Eve McNamara of Nebraska City.,
Tom Allen to Become
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, July 12. Bpeclal Telegram.)
Torn Allen, brother-in-law to W. J.
Bryan, will be the new United States dis
trict attorney for Nebraska, according; to
information given out tonight, which Is
considered reliable, although not official.
Mr. Allen U1 neither deny or affirm
the rumor, when asked about It, but it
Is said the appointment wlU be made.
TEN CARS ON FAST TRAIN
DITCHED; NO ONE INJURED
CHTLUCOTTTTi, Me., Jely II On of
the ten cars of train Ne. SS. Southwest
I Llmtled, on th Chicago. Milwaukee A
St. Paul railway, Wt th track because
of a waahout at Cvule, near here, early
todsy. No one was Injured. None of th
cars was overturned.
HOUSE-TO-HOUSE FIGHTING AT NEUVILLE a fca.
ture of the war on the western front.
HOLE IN DUNDEE
' STRONGBOX GROWS
Property of Treaaurer-'Transf erred
to His Wife on the Day of
NO WORD FROM WESTERFIELD
Although nothing further has been
heard from Dundee's missing treas
urer, Ellery H. Westerfleld, and the
comptroller's clerks, who are check
ing the books, refuse to talk except
to say that the accounts have been
correctly kept, report has it that the
discrepancy between the books and
the cash i growing and that Instead
Ofef 15,000. nearly twice that sum will
have to be forthcoming, In addition
to the amounts on deposit in the
When questioned, City Commissioner
Butlor, who Is In charge of the check
ing, declared his department had been
unable to secure the records of the
treasurer of Dundee prior to 1911. He
also declared he la not ready to make
report on the case.
Deed Filed on Date of Merger.
'According to the register of deeds' of
fice, Ellery H. Wenterfleld on February
11, 1910, transferred to Ms wife lots 10
and It, block 24, Carthage addition, which
description Is the site ot the Wester-
field home. On June 10, the very same
dsy that Governor Morehead signed the
merger proclamation, Mr. Westorfiuld
went to the court house and had the
deeds registered In the name of Elizabeth
O. Westerfleld, his wife. The deeds,
after being registered, were mailed back
to Mr. Weeterficld's office, so the records
It is noted that the transfer, though
made in 1610, was not recorded until five
and one-half years after the deeds were
On the application for the bond of 22.000
furnished by Mr. Westerfleld to the vil
lage of Dundee Ms home Is valued at
$6,000. There is a mortgage of $1,500
asralnst the property.
Mr. Westerfleld owns lot 19, block L
Creighton Park addition.
Says Thinks Harry
Thaw Insane Now
NEW TORK, July 12.-AI the after
noon session of the Thaw trial, Dr.
Austin Flint, an alienist, told of the
many times he had seen Thaw since
IMA. He said he had observed Thaw's ap
pearance during the Various times he ha
been In court and that he had paid par
ticular attention to his manner, actions
and demeanor on the wltneas stand dur
ing the present proceedings.
"From what you have sen and heard
have you been able to reach an opinion
as to his sanity?" Dr. Flint was asked.
"I have," replied the alienist, "I think
he Is insane."
In reply to a question as to what he
believed was the character of Thaw's
"mental troubles" the witness said that
he had "paranoia or constltutlontal In
feriority, with a paranoiac trend."
Sultan of Turkey
is Reported Dead
PARIS. July 12.-La Llberte says that
the Idea Naxlonale of Rome has received
the following note vlzed by the censor: i
"News from Athens and Sofia advise
us that the sultan Uas been dead teveral
day and that th young Turk are hid
ing th news, tearing political compile. '
EMPEROR WILLIAM HAS
LONDON, July 12. The' correspondent
at Amsterdam of the Central News trans
mits a Berlin dispatch announcing the
birth of a son to the wife of Prince Oscar,
fifth son of Fsnperor William. The prinoe
waa married last August te Countess
Protest of Admiral Howard Against
Indiscriminate Firing on City
ESTABLISH BLOCKADE OF PORT
GUAYMAS. Mexico, July 11. (By
Hadio to San Diego, Cal., July 12.)
A general bombardment of Ouaymas
by the Carranza gunboat Guerrero,
llanned for Monday, has been pre
vented. After a strong protest by
Admiral Thomas B. Howard of the
United States crMlser Colorado, and
foreign consuls, the Guerrero com
mander agreed to tire only ' upon'
Southern Paclflo trains entering or
leaving and the Mexican steamer
boulta, anchored lnlhe inner harbor.
The commanding officer of the Guer
rero said the trains and the steamer
Bonlta would be fired upon because they
have been used by the enemy In the
transportation of tronps. He agreed not
to open fire upon any other part of the
city. Many foreigners and foreign prop
erty would have been endangered by, a
The plan for the general bombardment
was only prevented after Admiral How
ard and tho French, German and British
and Italian consuls called upon the Car
ranza commander on the Ouerrero and
IContinued on Page Two, Column One.)
The Day s War News
IllliW ,.! list; In ei-reral eec-
tors of ttie front In Usance has re-
snlted In a rhansre of around at
onr Important point, where the
Germans won a victory. They
raptured the cemetery at Souches,
possession of which has Ions; been
GERMAN HEADQUARTERS reports
surprise attack near Altkireeh,
In Alsace, reaoltlas; In th oap
tnre of a French position aloes; a
SOO-yard front. The captors ulti
mately retired voluntarily to their
old line o trenches, the official
statement says, taking; some pris
oners with them.
GF.RMAN ATTACKS which followed
violent cannonading- la the Woevre
region were repulsed, Parle re.
TF.I'TOMC t!Vn ni'SSIAN armies
are In apparent deadlock sooth of
l.nhlln, where the northward
sweep of the Auatro-German was
halted last week. Prtrosjrad re
port continued flghtlns; along; the
front extending; from Jnaefow, on
the Vistula, to Byrha wa, approxi
mately fifty mt lee to the eastward.
The Austrlans have seals become
aasjreaslve here, according; to the
Russian statement, but their at
tacks were repulsed.
IKVF.Rtl. SlftESSKS along; the
A ustro-Itallan . front are reported
by Italian army headquarters In
the districts where the Italian
forces are encased In an effort to
clear the road to Trieste. Counter
attacks by the Austrlans In the
Isonso valley have been repulsed,
It la declared.
Tl RKISIf WAR OFFIf R records the
bombardment of Gaha Tepe, near
the tip of the Galllpoll peninsula,
by a cruiser, preeumably F.na-llsh,
All the delegates to' the big
W. O. W; convention a t
St. Paul have stopped off
in Omaha. And now they
know why Omaha points
with pride to the handsome
W. O. W. building that
houses their home offices.
NOTE TO KAISER TO
Relations Are So Strained that An
swer Will Require Lengthy
and Deliberate Con
sideration. WILSON AND LANSING BUSY
President and Secretary Preparing"
- Separate Memoranda for Draft
of the Reply.
- li IMS t
IT MAY CONTAIN ALTERNATIVE
WASHINGTON, July 12. Thslt
uatlon between ' Germany and the
United States hss taken on such a
serious and critical chsrscter that
the policy of the American govern
ment will require lengthy and delib
erate consideration, that it may have
the firmness which the circumstances
This was the statement made today Un w(r, h(,I(J to , gTtlnlS Jllry j
In high official quarters. Secretary I under reduced bonds. 0-neral caraveo j
Lansing, after taking several Hays to was pinced under tiwi bond and the j
examine the German reply, may not'1"'-"' ,h'r defenders under $4.ooo bond j
. , . . ... each. Rarrliis the possibility of addl- i
go to Cornish, N. H.. after all. to con-1 . wu for B ,,,
fer with President Wilson. The orig- jtoday's action disposes of all the Rl Paso
lnal plan. It was explained, was for chantes until the federal grand Jury
the president and Mr. l.anning to ;c"nvon' October.
, . . . ... l New bnmls were furnished by Joseph
confer and thru .at e the secretary of F p Arnl(.n(UrlI , Frk
state draft a note to be submitted ton1 nemsuo Alderete.
the cabinet on the president's return I court Ron ml Filled.
to Washington. Now the belief Is! Humors that Orosco would appear were
that the president and Mr. Lansing, ,"B EP"" Aunl" Ju'tltb:'or th"
" 'icases were called. As a result the 'court
working Independently, will prepare ( room wa, flIkd- x frw Amertoans were
memoranda and confer
Ideaji have matured.
rv. v iwn.trff n,. r.rm.n Bin. I
bassador. has asked Secretary Lansing If
k .i.v... , l,... . j ,.,.,.
Is understood to have replied that hn does
after he had carefully examined the sit- j
uatlon. The ambassador Is seeking In
formation on the attitude of the Amerl-
can government toward the German re-1
ply. After Mr. Ianslng has consulted
President Wilson It Is not unlikely that
some Intimation will be given to the j
Qerman ambassador of the seriousness '
with which the United States government 1
regards the crisis. '
Becretary Lansing has begun work onjan(1 Mng lc(, a pri,oner ,omcwhor9
(Continued on Page To. Column Two.) 1 in Jus rex. An Investigation Is being
Proposed for Moving
Men During Harvest
WASHINGTON, July 12. Becretary
Wilson today had under consideration
plans for further co-operation of the fed
eral labor authorities sand th industrial
departments of the various states out
lined in a conference with Commissioner
Camlnettl and J. T. Fltspatrick. secre
tary of the Association of Government
These plans which had for their pur
pose the promotion of the efficiency of
state labor laws and which dealt chiefly
with the unemployment question, will be
discussed at the congress of the state
commissioners In Ban Francisco August
2.' Becretary Wilson and otlser members
of hla depsrtment are planning to attend,
nnn nf the most important Questions
concerning the means of securing work
d 4k iiH.Mrvlnuej animal 4Vta Sat mti Ot F
..,r ...-v.. .
transportation of seasonable I'r -
Steps win c-e lauen o oooru.naie
slack periods in the factories with the.wn9n on, ptrfy )n the r
j harvest season In the west
Another scheme . for relieving the un
employment situation provide for "bos
car excursions" when the railroad are
sending empty trains westward for grain.
These excursions would mske cheap
transportation possible when th working
man ean find a ready market for his
labor on the farms.
TVs opening of federal lands or the
buying In of Idle districts under bond
Issue to further a "back to the soil"
movement alao ha been considered by
the department In Waahington.
The creation of an lnter-related labor
exchange between the states which will
secure the necessary co-operation for ef
ficient transportation, of labor la also
Armenian arid Greek
People in Turkey
" Are in Great Peril
LONDON, July 12,-The peril of Ji
Chrintlart population In Turkey la dls.
cussed by the morning Post Athens correspondence-
on Information derived from
Amerlctns s. 'cumlng In different pnrt
"ChiUtiHfis have never been !n such
peril,'' i.ays the correspondent, nar
llcutai ly Arm-niena and Greeks, who are
being y' "utl.-ally uprooted from their
homes and driven Into distant provinces,
where they are scattered In smnU groups
among Turkish villages. For example,
M.noi have thus been evicted from th
Pardanmle district 18.000 fron the
Prlnklpo Island ' (one of the prince'
group on the Sea of Mormora); 10,000
from lmld -re!ne In Asia Minor, and
,om from Itra."
The correspondent add that the able
bodied men are drafted Into the army
and ihnir famines broken up and that
the retires nii:tves A the foreU i t .wcr
jhaie been unable to Interefere because all
Isttp nav been taken on tlvi plea ot
j military necessity.
Death Sentence of
Bulger is Affirmed
DELIVER. July 12.-The Colorado au
prera court today affirmed the death sen
tence of Colonel James C. Bulger, soldier
of fortune, convicted of the murder of
Lloyd L. Nlcodemus. a Denver hotel
manager, In Ienver, May 17, 1914. Bulger
is sentenced to be hanced In the week
beginning October SL
Alleged Co-Conspirator of General
Huerta Fails to Appear When
Case is Called.
THREE OTHERS WAIVE HEARING
TA. PASO, Tex... July 12. The
neutrality cases based on charges
filed by United States officials In El j
Paso, and growing out of the arrest I
of General Vlctorlano Huerta snd
five others, were deferred today to
the federal grsnd Jury for action Oc
tober 4. General Pasoual Orosco
now Is a fugitive from Justice under
a United States Information charging
conspiracy to launch a new revolu
tionary movement In Mexico. His
bond of 7,600 was declared defeated
today when he failed to appear be
fore George B. Oliver, United States
commissioner, for preliminary hear
ing. Oenersl Marcelo Caraveo, Jose E. Zo-
Isava, Frank and Ike Aldereta, dofnd-
noticed among the Mexican apectators.
No women were In the court room In oon-
trnt to the s- ene attending the rearreat
f n,to J,l,y Amon th "PecUtors
were ClenriMls IgnaHo Bravo and Ed-
uardo.Caui', under bond In similar cases
brought by Bsn Antonio official.
The agreement to waive preliminary
hearing Was reached at a conference at
tended by Commissioner Oliver, rt, V.
Crawford, asslstsnt United States district
attorney and counsel for the defendants,
held Just before the hour set for hearing.
American Reported Kidnaped.
It was reported to federal authorities
today that Castulo Padllla, an American
citizen, hmt lin Vlrt
l made. Three Mexicans and two Amerl
jeana In an automobile are said to have
appeared at Padllla's farm near the In
ternational' boundary line Friday night,
I handcuffed him, , snd forcing him InUi
(tho oar. carried him Into Mexico. .Padllla
; Is an old mart who has Uvd on his farm
Oenersl Tomas Omelas. commander of
th garrison In Juares. denied that
Padllla was a prisoner In Juares. He
professed to know nothing regarding the
Karate l Capital Relieved.
WASHINGTON, July 12.-Brtef dis
patches reached the State department
from Mexico City, dated before the oc
cupation of the capital by Carranza
forces, describing food conditions ss al
most intolerable, but officials believed
the situation either hod been relieved al
ready by the change of authority or
would be remedied as soon as transporta
tion with Vera Crus was resumed.
Btate department officials, when asked
today whether the occupation "of Mexico
y uirrtnm would arrect the ciuea-
, tlo of g Aeeared ,ftnlt
City by Carranxa would affect the
, eonsmeratlon had been given to the sub-
! Ject. They said, however, that It always
aeemcd more favorable for
dominant. The American government has
been waiting for many months for one of
th factions to get military supremacy
and et up a provisional government giv
ing promise of stability. The United
State now will watch carefully the at
titude and policy of th Carranxa author
ities In Mexico City, Put there will be no
decision It Is believed for some time as
to any change of policy on account of
the pressing nature of tha Qerman situa
Heretofore, possession of Mexico City
has not been regarded of much import
ance by oflcials, because of the frequent
changes In authority, but there are now
indications that If General Carranxa can
better hla position by further acquisi
tion of territory north of the capital and
reopen communication with the Amer
ican border, hi chance of obtaining the
moral support of the United Mates will
Body of Archbishop
Taken to Chicago
. On Special Train
R,OCHB?STER, hj. V., July U-Funeral
services for the Most Rev. James Edward
Qulgley, Catholic archbishop of Chicago,
who died In this city Saturday, were
held today In St. Patrick's cathedral,
where a pontifical mass of requiem was
celebrated by Bishop Thomas F. Mickey
of Rochester. ,v
A delegation of 100 priests and a number
of laymen from Chicago nttended, a well
a priests from Buffalo, eastern diocese
and from Cauaoa. member of slater
hood and delegations from various
Cat hollo societies.
Absolution waa read over the body by
four visiting bishops and Bishop Hickey.
Th body waa to b taken to Chicago
this afternoon on a special train of ten
car and accompanied ry Bishop Hickey
and clergy and a special guard.
THOMPSON OWNS MANY
MILES OF COAL LAND
UNIONTOWN, Pa, July ll.-Jostah V.
Thompson, whose affair were placed In
the hands of receivers when the First
National bank of Uniontown, of which
he was president, waa closed last Janu
ary, oaned 141,412 acre of coal lands,
valued at tt5,X!i,TH5, according to the re
port of the appraisers filed In court here
todsy. Mr. Thompson said th totsl value
of the estate would not be announced
for several day a
Reports from Rome Say Substantial
Progress Has Been Made in Ef
fort to Invest the Aus
RUSSIANS ARE ALSO GAINING
Austrian Said to Have Lost Entire
Corps Which Began Advance
HEAVY FIGHTING NEAR S0UCHEZ
LONDON, July 12. Compartlve
calm exists in the various fighting
areas with the exception of the Aus-tro-Itaan
front, where the Italians
claim a substantial advance In their
tfiorts to Invest Trieste. Petrograd
is tlated at the Russian success over
tho Austrlsns, who are said to have
lost one of the three corps which be
gan the advance against Lublin. The
entente allies are reminded, however,
ll.at this Is only a locaHrlumph on
forty miles of a thousand-mile front.
Austran operations against the
Warsaw rnllroads have been checked.
If not thwarted, which means that
the threatened advance on Warsaw is
a little less dangerous than when the
Auatro-German attack began.
A dispatch from Austrian headquarters
In Gallcla explains the apparent lull In
the Auatro-German advance by assert
ing that the Teutonlo allies fixed Lem
berg as the objective of the present cam
paign with the Idea of establishing them
selves In strong defensive positions to
the northward In order to use part of
their troops elsewhere. It Is claimed that
this has been accomplished by establish
ing lines along the rivers Bug and Zlota
Llpa and the Kraanlk ridge. It la
further explained that the Austrlans pro
ceeded beyond Kraanlk, but encountering
unexpected opposition, retired on the
positions originally selected, where they
have resisted all further Russian at
Lemhrra- Goal ot Campaign.
AUSTRIAN ARMY HF.ADQUARTERS
IN GALICIA, July lt.-Via London. July
12.) The relative subsidence of activity on
the part of the Teutonlo allies during
the last week may be explained by the
fact that the goal set for the Lemberg
campaign has alraady been attained, This
was the recapture of the city and the
securing of strong defensive positions
along th line of the lots Llpa and Bug
rivers and the ridge to the northward of
The Russians attempted a counter of
fensive from Lublin against the Austro
aerman - positions north of Kraanlk,
bringing up heavy reinforcements for
this purpose. Owing to this movement, trie
Austrian troops, which had rushed be
yond the positions originally selected,
withdrew to the ridge, where they have
been successfully realetlnt all Russian
' attacks. They feel secure In their present
j positions and It ia believed here they can
j be easily held against whatever forces
Russia can throw egninst them,
' Indication now point to a prlod ft
quiet along the Rusao-Gallclan front,
while the Teutonlo allies are preparing
for operations In other quarters.
French Official Report.
PARIS, July 12-The Trench war de
partment today Issued, the following
"There was great activity during the
night upon various portions of th front,
in the sector of Arras the enemy, after
having launched a large number of
asphyxiating projectile attempted toward
midnight to the south of Souches an at
tack which failed. A second, attack about.
t a. m. permitted him to occupy the cem
etery and some sections of th tranche
"A very desperate battle with hand
grenades took place In the closely sit
uated trenches to the southeast of Neu-vllle-8t.
Vaast without appreciable gain
on either aide.
"Upon the plateau to the north of
Olse (region of Quannevlerre and De
Nouvron) the bombardment on both sides
was particularly violent,
"In the Argonne there was fighting
(Continued on Page Four, Column Three.)
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