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YEAR OF WAR 18
OVER TODAY: NO
END YETIfl SIGHT
Eleven Nations Still Battling: in
Europe with lury Never Before
Equalled in History's
RUSSIAN GRIP ON
ADVANCING WITH BAYONETS POINTED-Remarkablo snapshot picture of an Italian infantry regiment in the
midst of a recent engagement in the Isonzo river valley.
Mexican Chief Personally Breaks
Seals on American Pouch After
Messenm is Assaulted.
EDITOR HUDSON IS LOCKED UP
SAN ANTONIO Tex., July 31.
HALF THE WORLD IN MOURNING
Millions' of Casualties Out of Armies
the Sice of Which is
1O0K TO WINTER CAMPAIGN
Thejecond year of the European
war opens today. On August 1, 1914,
Germany declared war against Rus
sia and the last chance vanished of
localising the Auetro-Serbian war, de
clared three days previously by Austria-Hungary.
All the great powers of Europe
were drawn Into a struggle the like
of which history has not heretofore
recorded. Eleven nations are at war
and almost all lands are affected, di
rectly or Indirectly. Millions of men
hare been killed, wounded or carried
to captivity In hostile countries. Bil
lions of do'Urs have been expended.
Thousands oj square miles of terri
tory have been devastated and hun
dreds of cities and towns laid waste.
Half ihe world Is In mourning for
the doad. And although the war has
been In progress with unexampled
fury for a year, no decisive results
have been achieved and the end is
not in sight.
Some Fig-arcs on the War.
Determination to pursue the war to a
decisive ending: has been expressed by
high official! of all belligerent nations,
preparations are being: mnrte for next
winter's campaign, and. In fact. Indica
tions from Europe are that it is more
likely to Increase in size rather than de
crease. It is still an open question
whether Bulgaria, Roumanla or Greece
will be drawn in.
It Is Impossible to obtain accurate
statistics of the number of men engaged,
the casualties and the cost. For obvious
reasons the size of the various armies
ar kept secret. Most of the nations do
(Sot consider H expedient to reveal tho
number of casualties: in fact, Great
IP rl tain la the only one which has given
out official totals. As to the money ex-
jrouca, mere are avauaoie emy partial
Mors than half the population of the
fwor'.d Uvea in the countries at war. Tiie
population of the warring countries Is
estimated roughly at W7,U.(00. and of
Ithe countries at peace at 797,003,000. The
population of the entente nations i per
haps five times as great as that of their
opponents. The number, of men under
arms has been i estimated variously,
usually in the neighborhood of XI.OXl.vOO.
William Mlchaeiie. writing recently in a
Berlin magazine, put the number of
soldiers at war at 21.77O.0X); for the alUrs,
32,820,000; for Germuny, Austria-Hungary
and Turkey, 8,900,000.
No previous war has approsc'.iert the
present one In wholesale destruction of
life. This is due not only to the number
of men Involved, but to the terrible ef
ficiency of modern weapons. Trench war
fare on a treat scale, with Its deadly
charges, mining operations and exten
sive use of artillery and hand grenades,
has contributed 'to this end. Whereas in
the past It has been calculated that the
proportion of killed to total casualties
runs 1 to 8 or 1 to 10, the proportion in
trench warfare, as Indicated by official
British statistics. Is about 1 to 6.
.' Battles' rmr Rulrbfrr.
The tattle on the plains of Flanders,
on the Warsaw front, in the Auatro-Ger-man
advance through Gallrla and in the
Carpathians, were attended by frightful
slaughter, Russian loaoes In the Car
pathians alone were estimated vnorfMMIy
(Continued on Page ISU, Coiutnn une.
Former Omaha Man
is Killed by Train
ABERDEEN. S. D., July 31.-(Special
Telegram.) J. J. Alberts, 2S years old,
was struck by a north-bound Milwaukeo
passenger train near lionllla, 8. D., at 4 '
o'clock this morning and Instantly killed.
The man stepped from the weeds onto
the track but a short dintance ahead of
the train, which struck him before it
could ba stppped.
Alberts is supposed, to have come to
Bouth Dakota to work In the harvest
fields, though papers on his
showed hs had been brukeman
Burlington and a switchman
Northwestern at Omaha.
The body was turned over
coroner of Beadle county.
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Total deficiency since March 1 201
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Totai rainfall irr Match 1..1S.U inches
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Secretary Asserts He Has Not Been
Fairly Treated and He Is
Sorry and Hurt.
PROMISES FULL INVESTIGATION
CHICA60, July 31. Secretary of
Commerce . William C. Redfleld,
stirred by criticism of his inquiry
Into the steamer Eastland disaster
by local public officials, declared to
day he would make a thorough in
vestigation of the entire United
States steamboat inspection service,
if proper . charges against individual
Inspectors or the department are
The secretary said that both hs and
tho. federal officials whose duty It was
"to give a square deal to all,', bad been
prejudged and "not given a chance'; by
the Chicago officials and others.
Follows O'Hnru'a Demand.
-The statement made by the secretary
followed a demand by Lieutenant Gov
ernor Barratt OUa.ra, acting governor
of Illinois. ' that ths federal Inquiry b
widened "to cover every activity of the
United States steamboat service during
the last fifteen years.-
Allen U Ttitirhi'an, solicitor 'of '.the
Department of Commerce', "replied to the
acting governor's request In a heateu
speech In which he said:
"It cannot be done; It Is Impossible
this request of the lieutenant governor.
The statute' does not allow it."
At the close of -the morning session
Secretary Redfleld adjourned the Inquiry
Until 10 ' o'clack Monday morning and
raid tVat before . that time a meetlnar
would he l:e!j as Lieutenant tJovernor
O'Hara had suggested to consider ways
and means for widening the investiga
tion. Solicitor Th-.irmaij advised Becr?tary
Redfleld tliat the law does not authorise
any such investigation as that asked
by 1ieutenant Governor O'Hara.
At noon Federal Judge La nils issued
an order prohibiting witnesses subpoenaed
by the federal grand Jury from testifying
at any other Investigation without .spe
cial permission from the court until
after the federal body has concluded its
Mill Kot Comment.'
Solicitor Thurman and State's Attor
ney Hoyne declined to comment on Judge
Landls' order further than to say that
they 4ld not believe It would interfere
with the other investigations under way.
P ate's Attorney Hoyne today obtained
court order authorizing the July state
grand Jury, Whose term expires at
mMnlght, to continue the investigation
of the. Eastland wreck into the August
When the inquiry which was being
conducted" ty Secretary of Commerce
Redfleld Into the KaHtland disaster con
vened toJay Captain Frank A. Dority,
commander , of the Eastland from 1H03
to 1!K6, was called to tiie stand.
CaDjaiu Dorlty testified that about
the middle of the season jof 1904 the
Eastland careened while crossing the
bur outsldo of Bouth Haven, Mich.
"J consider the Eastland a safe vessel
under all circumstances, if it has water
in its ballast tanks an J if it la properly
distributed," sad Captain Uority, who
now commands the steamer City of South
Haven. "I deemed tho water ballast
properly distributed, when it was In the
middle tank. The water In the' tanks
shifts with the Hit of the vessel. In
my opinion water la tha most dangerous
form of ballast."
German Shell Drops
In American Hospital
PONT A MOUS8ON, France, July 81.
A German shell fell into ths mess room
of the field hospital of tiie American
ambulance of Parts, while the staff was
at d nner today. Tho mlssllo penetrated
ths floor and burst in ths cellar. A
French orderly was killed and one
American was slightly scratched by a
fragment of the shell.
DURING TRIAL TRIP
CHARTRFJ. France, uy 81. During
tr'al flights this morning ao aeroplane
making steep volplanes ran into aa nrmy
machine approximately 800 feet above
ths flying field. Both tha aeroplanes fell.
One aviator, a youth of SO, was burned
to death, while ths other was injured.
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Thirty-Five Hurt in
Wreck in Colorado
Caused by Washout
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 31.-Thlrty-flva
persona wers Injured in ths
derailment of Santa Fe train No. a one
man was drowned and two are missing
as the result of a cloudburst last night
near Crews, eight miles south of Colo
Bert Colburn, an automobile driver, was
drowned and V. H. Lucaa, a ranch owner,
and Harry Robinson are missing as a
result of the cloudburst eight miles south
of here shortly before midnight. Col
bum's body waa found lying face down
on a sandbar in Sand creek, near Kelker.
Lucas and Robinson wers on an auto
mobile trip with Colburn.
NEBRASKA IS SIXTY
, ... 1
Grand Assessment Boll Shows Total
.Wealth of State About Two
&nd Half Billions.
LABGE INCREASE IN DOUGLAS
'(From a Btaff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, July II. (Special.)
Without, Greeley "county the, assessed
valuation of Nebraska, as reported
by the county assessors for 1915,
shows an Increase over last year of
nearly 112,000,000, according to
igures prepared by Socretary Ber
nocker of the State oBard of Assess
ment. The Greeley county assessment,
while showing an Increase, will not
materially change the total. There
are some changes to be made by the
secretary in the totals.
Douglas county shows the greatext In
crease, being tl,3M,803, while. Cedur
county shows tha least. $0,886.
Boyd shows a big decrease of flOS.i&o,
while the lowest of the eight counties
falling off U Wheeler, with 87.S03,
The total assessed valuation without
Greeley Is 8477.362. 219. This Is one-fifth
actual valuation, which would make the
real value of Nebraska property, counting
Oreeley at 83,444.304, tho same as lal
year, subject to 'assessment, $2.'40J,Wl,ni3.
Following is the assessed valuation by
(Continued on Page Three, Column Two.)
Gonzales Re-Enters .
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SAN ANTONIO.-Tex.. July 31.-The rc
ocoupatlon of Mexico City last night by
tha constitutionalist troovs "under General
Pablo Goiiaulee was reported In a tele
gram received here today-by aitniel 4 iel-!
den. legal representative ct Ooxernor1
Carranxa, from Jesus Acunu, minister of
Tha message said: "Oaneral OonzsJes'.
Ifoops rcoccupled Mexico City last eve
ning with Uttlo resistance.- The movement
waa the culmination of a campaign de
termined uron when It was 8oun4 nooea-l
ury to crush the Villa column com
manded by Flerro. -
"Instead of pending a small force
as'iinst I'leiio. General Qonzale drvlded .
to inflict a crushlnc blow that rhould
eliminate hltn as a fuUre inwue when
tha capital thoul l Ijm r.-v. coupled. The
plan proved eminently succeful, though
mlsunderxtood aril niUretronLed by
those taken Into his confidence.
"General Iechu?a commatuted tha
fon.es wiiK h reocoupied tho city last
Steamship Orduna - -Safe
NEW TORK. July Sl.-Ths Cunard
liner Orduna, which sailed from New
Tork, July 83, arrived at Liverpool today,
according to cable advices. Ths Orduna
on her outward trip from ling land was
fired upon by a German submarine and
narrowly escaped being torpedoed.
COLT COMPANY PAYS
BONUS TO EMPLOYES
HARTFORD. Conn., July 31. Fmployes
f the Colt Patent Fire Arms Manu
facturing company wers informed today
that a bonus of US per cent would be
(-aid to all, based oo wages earned and
Sating from May L last Ths action was
voluntary oa the part 'of the company.
HEW UNION STATION
; DEHIEDJO BLUFFS
State Commission, However, Orders
Bailroads to Improve Union
PROVISION OF LAW DISCUSSED
DES MOINES, Is-, July 81. (Spe
cial.) The State Railroad commis
sion has entered an order refusing
to direct the railroads entering
Council Bluffs to unite in formation
of a company and construction of a
union passenger station. ' What the
decision would be, or would have to
be, has long been a matter of com
mon knowledge, because the statute
is plain and previous decisions set
precedents which could not very well
be overlooked. But because of the
work of the commission on rate
tfases and other ' matters there has
not been until this time any final
conference of the commissioners and
agreement as to what the conclusion
would be. The commission denies
its Jurisdiction under the law, hence
the merits are not entered Into.
Ths essence of ths decision is that the
law under which ths complainants asked
for the order was intended to apply and
does alons apply to country crossings. In
which case the board may require ereo
tion of platforms and shelters for pas
sengers transferring from one road to
another. In this class of oases the con
mission has ample-authority to compel
erection " of accommodations. But tha
law as to union depots merely gives the
companies the light to unit and main
tain such stations.
llelter Facilities Imperative.
The commission did make, however, an
order as to some things ss follows:
"While we hold lock ot power to re
quire a union station at Council Bluffs,
yet wo are given authority to require
adequate station facilities generally.
Code', Section 2113. Until a union station
Is constructed at Council Bluffs, it may
be Impracticable and impossible to make
substantial improvements In the crossing
of Kurfaco tracks of railroads, In ths
blockading of many stroots by passenger
trains, and in the furnishing of the usual
modern improvements of city depots, such,
hi lunch counters, news stand and parcel
room with attendants, at the several sta
tions of tho individual roads, where four
fifths of the passenger traffic. In and
out of Council Uluffs Is acoommodated.
However, we urge ths carriers to use all
reasonable means within their power to
improve, these conditions just described,
"The commission has the power to re
quire better station lacilltles generally,
where the same are inadequate.' Ws find
that "those having charge of the Union
Taclflo,- tranafer station should improve
the sanitary condition of toilet roms, en
largo and Improve its platform facilities
for passengers getting on and off trains,
an .dalso for those coming .through or
going from ' said station.
Milwaukee Station Inadequate.
"We further find that the Milwaukee
railroad Should make important and sub
stantial improvements In Its station fa
cilities at Council Bluffs; that all of
tho railroads should make substantial Im
provements In the toilet room facilities
of their station houses, and that all of
said railroads' should make mors sds
qi:atf provision in the way of platform
facilities for pastengers getting on and
"An adequate opportunity will ba given
the said carriers to comply with the
foregoing requirements. Upon their fail
ure to make substantial compliance with
the same, within a reasonable length
of time, an order will be Issued In ac
cordance with the foregoing findings."
The case was brought by ths city of
Council Uluffs and ths Commercial club
against eight railroad companies doing
Ths decision wss a unanimous one,
signed by all the members.
Men's Coats Will
Be Short and Snug
NEW TORX. July ll.-Men s coals for
tbs winter ' season will havs padless
shoulder sad snug waists snd will be
abbreviated, according to ths announce
ment of Jamea MeOtnley, spokesman for
ths style committee of ths Clothing De
signers Association of America, whose
annual convention ended . here yester
'day. McOlnley said that tbs broad lapel
I and deep color would be banned this year.
iTrouaerst he asserted, will b tight.
Moh Threatens U. S,
Embassy at Berlin
ZURICH, Swltserland, July 81.-(Vla
London.) American travelers arriving
here today from Berlin report that there
wers serious antl-Amerlean disturbances
In ths German capltol on Tuesday and
Wednesday of this week.
A large crowd of students gathered in
front of ths American embassy and
hooted and yelled until they wers dis
persed by a force of police summoned to
protect the building.
The police, scoordlng to ths travelers,
requested Americans In Berlin to refrain
from wearing tha Stars and Stripes as
badges or scarf pins, the sight of which,
they say. Irritate ths Germans and often
expose the wearers to Insults and molestation.
OF PORTAU PRINCE
Bear Admiral Caperton Reports Six
Natives Killed Daring Attack on
United States Marines. . , .
BATTT.ESHIg. CONNECTICUT SAILS
WASHINGTON, July Sl.Reports
today from the American legation at
Port au Prince, Haiti, say the city Is
quiet and that the disarming of the
natives Is going on. They recom
mend a larger naval force be sent to
the islands for the moral effect and
to assist in patrol duty.
Ths Navy department Issued this stats
"Rear Admiral Caperton reports from
Port au Prince that during tha sntry of
ths United States force Into the town of
Port au Prince and ths fighting during
tho previous night, six Haltlena wers
killed and two wounded. The disarming
of soldiers and civilians Is still going on
and a quantity of arms and ammunition
alrsady has been collected and placed un
der guard In tho palaoe. Due to tha large
area covered by the city, it will take
some time in completely disarming all.
"Hs also reports that tbs revolution
ary committee declared for Rosalvo Bobo.
Ths selection of this eommlttee however
was only mads after an attempt to get
twelve other prominent man to accept
the candidacy. These other men would
not accept. The Blot party at Cape
Haitian, It ! reported, has declared for
Baurand. In view of the conditions al
most sure to follow the rivalry between
the various candidates and their adher
ents in various parts of the country, the
political conditions are very Uncertain.
Another dangeroua clement In the situation-may
result' from the presence of a
large number of unemployed men in and
around Port au Prince.
"Cape Haitlen'waa reported quiet"
' Battleship Cttaaecttleat Sails.
PHILADELPHIA, Ju'.y SI .-The battle
ship Connecticut, with nearly M niiuiues
on board, sailed from the Philadelphia
navy yard today for Port au Prince,
Haiti, whsrs tiie sea soldltra wiU rein
force those already on duty there.
Mayor Hawkins and
Captain Wilhelm Quit
WASHINGTON. July 81.-MaJor William
Hawkins of the coast ai'tlllery, stationed
at ths Bandy Hook proving grounds, and
Captain Walter li. Wilhelm, also of ths
coast artillery and asatgned to ths arsenal
at Philadelphia, have resigned from the
army to tsjia places with munitions man
nufacturers. Secretary Garrison will accept their
There la also pending before the secre
tary the resignations of Lieutenant 3.
Thomas of the coast artillery corps and
the application of Lieutenant Colonel
Tracy C. Dickson for retirement. So far
ten of ths best experts of ths ordnance
department have retired or resigned from
Copper and Nickel
BERLIN, July 8L-Vla London. The
military authorities of the provtnoe of
Brandenburg, In which Berlin la located,
have issued an order expropriating all
supplies of copper, brass and nickel. Tha
order covers skillets, pots, pans and
kettle and household utensils. Tha
articles may be retained until further
node, must not bs sold, destroyed or
disposed of in any way.
The reorcupatlon ot Mexico City last
night by the constitutionalist troops
under General Pablo Oonsales was
reported In a telegram received hero
today by Samuel Belden, legal rep
resentative of Governor Carrania,
from Jesus Acuna, minister of the
MEXICO CITY, Saturday, July 24.
(By Wireless from Steamship City
of Tamplco to Galveston, July 31.)
Paul Hudson, president of the Her
ald Publishing company of Mexico
City, an American- cittien, together
with members of his family and the
staff of his paper, are prisoners in
Mexico city and threatened with
The charges against Mr. Hudson
have not been set forth and it Is not
known what fate awaits him.
Allan Mallory, an American, has been
sssaulted by followers of Zapata, whlls
carrying dlplomatlo correspondence. At
the time of this attack Mr. Mallory waa
carrying an American flag, which was
torn and Insulted by his assailants.
Zapata personally destroyed the cor
respondence tsken from Mr. Mallory. lis
broke the legation seals, saying that
"the Americana were fools."
The Braslllan minister made an sffort
to obtain the release of Hudson, but hs
was openly flouted.
Will Execute Spaniards.
Governmental control la lacking In
Mexico City and terror prevails. Bwisa
and Spanish cltliena havs been removed
In automobiles and ordered exeouted.
Zapata la quoted as having said that hs
intended to kill ths local Spaniards.
The foreigners feet that their position
Is particularly precarious for ths rea
son that they are unable to appeal to
any assistance. The governor of the fed
eral district treats them with contempt.
Ths food fltuation In Mexloo City la
desperate. Starvation Is abroad and the
people are eaUng oats and dogs. Some
of ths foreign residents are starving.
Certain Mexicans are appealing to ths
(Braslllan minister for Intervention by the
Bands composed of followers of Villa
and Zapata are extending their control
throughout ths interior of the republic,,
and almost all of central Mexico Is today
without any constituted government The
followers of General Carrania are fleeing
toward the coast cities,
Carrama Get Hair,
WASHINGTON, July Jl. First result
of ths joint warning from- tha United
States to Carransa, Villa and Zapata that
the railroad from Vera Crus to Mexico
City muet be kept open for transportation
of food to ths starving thousands In
Mexloo City, became apparent today.
Carransa's agents prepared to give as
surance that a Carrania army will
again occupy the capital and keep the
railroad open. Thsy wUl explain to ad
ministration officials why It was neoes
sary for the Carransa army to evaouate
two weeks ago.
It waa disclosed officially today that
Carransa's army occupied the eapttai
against the judgment of the military com
manders because the United States asked
Carransa to do so.
Danish Ship Sunk
by Torpedo Boat,
Not a Submarine
LONDON, July 81. A Copenhsgen dis
patch to the Post says:
"Ths crsw of ths steamer Noglll testi
fied before the maritime court that the
steamer waa aunk by a German torpedo
boat and not by a submarine. The tor
pedo boat was ons of a flotilla of eight
ships of a new type, 827 feet long and
mounting four 8.6-centlmeter guns. Ths
Nogtll's satlurs said they were told by
the German crew that they were return-
lnr from a ten days' cruise In the North
Sea and that they had no fear of ths
enemy's fleet because of their speed and
unusually heavy armament.
The Danish steamer Noglll, bound from
Gothenburg, Sweden, for the Tyne river,
laden with railroad ties, was tepurted
July 87 to havs been sunk In ths North
Sea by a German submarine. The crew
of ths steamer were landed at Wllhelms
haven. Okuma Called Twice
to Imperial Palace
TOhTIO, July 81. rremler Count Okuma
was twice summoned to the Imperial pal
ace today to confer with Emperor
Toshlhlto regarding the cabinet crisis that
has arisen from ths Investigation by ths
ministry of justice Into the bribery
charges growing out Of the parliamentary
election of March, which, it Is alleged.
Involved Viscount Oura, the minister of
the Interior, In the Japanese cabinet
The minister of ths interior retired
July 88, 1 and by this action the resigna
tion of the ntlre Okuma cabinet was
proetptated on ths followng day.
Up to a lat hour tonght tio declilon had
been reached as to who should assume
the premiership. Ex-Premier Marquis
Mataukata favors the retention in office
of Count Okuma
Last Note on Frye
BERLIN (Via London), Juljr 81. Ger
many's reply to the American note of
June 84, regarding the sinking by ths
German auxiliary cruiser Prince Eltel
Fried rich of the American ship William
P. Prys, with a cargo of wheat In ths
Pacific last January, was transmitted to
Washington last night
One Line of Retreat for the Grand
Dukes' Forces Through South
ern Poland Has Been
POSITION IS NOW PRECARIOUS
Czar's General Will Hate Serious
Trouble Extricating; Army from
Maze About Warsaw.
INHABITANTS LEAVING THE CITY
GKNEVA, Switzerland, July 31.
(Via Paris.) German aviators, re
turning to their lines after a flight
over Warsaw, reported that they
clearly saw the Russian troops evac
uating the Polish capital, marching
toward the east, says a dispatch re
ceived today by the Geneva Tribune
LONDON, July"" U.Austro-Ger-man
cavalry have entered Lublin.
Official announcement to this effect
from Vienna supplementing German
claims of last night that the Russian
grip along this southern front had
been broken Indicates that the im
portant Lublln-Chelm railway now is
strongly held by the Invaders, cutting
off retreat for the Russian forces in
Meantime General Von fcuelow
continues big drive toward Vilna,
seeking to cut the Northern railway
from Warsaw to Petrograd, and the
predicament of the Russian armies
seeking to withdraw from Warsaw,
unless the main forces already are
out of the district, becomes more
Warsaw's 800.000 Inhabitants, laden with
such household articles and supplies of
food as thsy oon carry, are fleeing from
the city toward the east and every dls
pstch from Russian makes guarded rsfsr
enca to some phase of the valuation of
Official announoansnt of Its abandon
ment has not been forthcoming, however,
although the slender hope ot the sntents
allied oountrlea that Us Germans might
be held en the threshhold Is dissipated
and military writers ace. .scanning them
selves to debating Grand Duke Nicholas'
chanoes of extricating his armies from
ths hard pinch triangle without disaster.
Germane Cross Vistula.
Besides the capture of Lublin and the
aeisur nf tha hII, (h. . -
I - - , U.I IIWU
j have crossed the Vistula river between
n Brssw turn ivangoroa ana tne problem
for the Russians to hold their wings
north and south of Warsaw, whlls the
center retired, becomes mors acute.
It was argued that ths conduct ot tnls
retreat, without great loss, would entail
ths necessity of ths Lublln-Chelm front
holding firm. Now that It Is broken, quick
action on the part of the Russians be
comes Imperative, as also does ths stem
ming the Increasing German forces driv
ing from Kovno and Suwalkl toward
Vilna, ths capture of which would cause
the northern line to retreat
Brltont Advocate Coaaerlptf oa.
With these developments. Great Britain
is greatly concerned. Some sections of
ths newspapers are selling the oppor
tunity to emprasiie Russia's task and
press for conscription here as the best
proof to give Russia that the .western
I allies purpose to stand by it In exerting
au ins pressure possible on tbs west.
The Russian press, according to special
dispatches reaching London, feel that the
western allies should have Initiated sortie
movement In Franoe or in Belgium to
relieve the strain on Russia, as Russia
did by Its Invasion of east Prussia.
With events ahsped as they are now,
(Continued on i'aue Two, Column Two.)
The Day 's War News
GERMAN AVIATORS flying over
Warsaw report that the Raaalaaa
are STScsstlag that rlty, soeordlas
to a aensdlspateh reeelved sy a
paper at Geneva f run Lalbaeh,
LI BLIN-CHELM RAILROAD, the
Mae ef retreat for the Raselaaa la
Warsaw, leadlasr to the soathcaat,
Is I. Uhdui hands and the foreea
ot Emperor William are gravely
,-' aaeaaclac VII aa, a city oa on of
the mala railroad Ilaes tram War
saw north to Petrogrrad.
FRENCH OPrit'ItL STATEMENT of
today describes aerial aetlrlty aa
the part of the Germaaa at three
points, Kaaer, St. Pol-Sar-Sfer aad
(ravellars. The damage la each
eaae waa slight. Tho flghtlo
near "Tho Lahyrlath" eeatlaaea,
hat lafaatry has taken ao part.
There has bcea a fairly spirited
fight la tha Araroaae, hat other
wise ao aetloa ot Importaaoe.
BRITISH STEAMER IBERIAN,
owned by the Leylaad Has, ot
5,3120 gross tews, has bee a saalc by
a Cicrmaa sabmarlae. glxty-oae
members of the erew were oared,
bat sevea lost their Uvea. Oae ot
tho latter waa aa A merles m. Tha
Amerleaa eoasa at Qaeastowa has
reported that the Iherlaa disre
garded the sebanarlae's earslsg to
FOUR MORE British flshla boats
wero aaalc by Germaa sabasarlaoa
AMERICAN DOCTORS la tho field
ot Praaee hare beta aadergolaaT
shell lire. Oae grroap of them at
tacks to tho Amerleaa ambBlaae)
of Paris were dialog today la their
mesa room whea a shell came
throagh tho belldlog aod beret la
the eeliar. Oae doctor was sliahtly
woaaded, while a, KrtmU orderly
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