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VOL. ' XLVI NO. 18.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, - JULY 8, 1916 SIXTEEN - PAGES.
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III MANY PLACES
New Advance of English Nets
Several Important Results,
' According to 'Official
Report. V'. ..
CAPTURE JOE ; TRENCHES
Further Portion of Immensely
Strong Position Leipzig
Redoubt Taken, v
London, July 7. The British troops
in their new advance have gained sev-
eral important successes, ' among
which are the capture of a further
portion of an immensely strong posi
tion Irnnwn aft thp Lpinziff redoubt.
according to the official statement
issued by the London war office to
night. ' - i .
Eeast of La Boisselle the British
have captured German trenches on a
front of nearly 2,000 yards, to a depth
of 500 yards. In the direction of
Ovillers the British have forced their
way into the Village, after capturing
500 yards of the German front.
' Capture Three Lines.
North of Frictmrt the British drove
the enemy from two woods and cap
tured three lines of Frenches. --
An attempt by the Prussian guards
to stem, the advance east of Contal
maison was crushed by the v. British
fire and 700 prisoners of various regij
ments were taken. ioniaimaison was
was stormed, but wis retaken by the
Germans m a strong counter attacic.
. Germans Gain Footing.
Paris, July 7. Repeated and vio
lent attacks by the. .Germans on the
French positions at Thiaumont en
abled them to obtain a footing in the
French advanced trenches, but they
were driven out by a counter attack,
''according to the official statement is
sued bv the war office toniKht.
No action is reported from the
Somme sector. .... , . ? ... - .
Mrs. Stanton, Widow
Of the Late General
. Stanton, Is Dead
Mrs Thaddeus H.' Stanton, widow
'of the late General T. H. Stanton.
both former Omahans, died l-naay in
Washington. She was about 70 years
old. General Stanton was associated
with General Cook in the Indian cam
na tarns of a veneration aaro. He was
paymaster of the Department of the
riatte ana maae nis norae m una
HI. Ill 11K wb-hiiuijjui".. - -" -
army, when he moved to Washington,
where he lived until retirement, re
turning then to Omaha.
, Mrs. Stanton was born in Wash
ington, la., where she spent her girl
h6od. She was a .member of - the
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion and was prominent in . social
circles" until a few years ago. Re
cently she had'the pleasure of seeing
her grandson, Stanton F. Kalk, "re
ceive his commission as ensign in the
United States navy. She is survived
by three daughters, Mrs. M. S. West
ern and Mrs. Frank Kalk, Washing
ton, and Mrs. T. F Kennedy, Omaha.
Mrs. I. a. Wilson, who is in Manila
small sons, is a granddaughter. Three
grandsons are also living. They are
Ensign Stanton F. Kalk, Stanton F.
Kennedy and Tom ,C. Kennedy.
Burial will be in the National ceme
tery at Washington, beside the late
General Stanton. - - ,
Former Grant County Man ;
Killed by Switch Engine
Charlottesville, Va., July 7. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Killed by a shifting
switch engine on the Chesapeake &
Ohio tracks dear here? A. W. Roth
well, 59 yeara old, formerly a ranch
man of Grant county, Nebraska, and a
brother6fWilliam Rothwell of Hyan
nis, Neb., was huried today.. Though
one of Rothwell's sons witnessed the
railroad tragedy, he did not know the
victim was his father and it was not
until thenext day that the body was
identified in the morgue. Rothwell
leaves a widow and six children.
. Since returning frdm Nebraska a
few years ago he had been, operating
a farm near this place. , : ,. ;
Porecait till 7 p. m. Saturday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
fair, not much change In temperature.
Temperature mt Omaha Yesterday.
fcL i SiS:::::::::':-::?.
. ' , . 4 i. m'.'.'.'.','.'.'.".'.l'. n
T E2& - m. ......
ioT4j JriTm i 7 p. m 87
I s p. m.. 14
Kote to Washington Tells of
Destruction of Force by
EE FEARS ANOTHER RAID
gested that the American troops
patrol carefully between Boquillas
and Ojinaga and promised that every
possible effort would be made by his
forces to apprehend and destroy the
.Abandon Juarez. , .
The Villista forces have evacuated
Jimines and railway commumca-0
tion has been restored with Mexico
City, according to a message received
today bv General Gonzales, at Juar
ez, from General Trevino at Chihua
hua City. General Trevino reported
that Carranza cavalry now is in pur'
suit, of the bandits.
During their raid on Jiminez the
Villista troops captured the Carranza
pay train, which was on its way north
from Mexico City, filled with paper
money for the army and civil govern
ment of northern Mexico, said a min
ing man arriving from Chihuahua.
While the Villistas are rich in the
new "uncounterfeitable" paper, the
military and civil employes must go
witnout tneir June pay, he said.
. Bold, Brilliant Stroke.
' "No doubt now remains anion a the
people of Chihuahua that Villa is
alive and directing operations. That
he should fall on the strongest section
of the Carranza cordon and destroy
it, killing its leader, General. Kamos,
before the various sections could ef
fectively co-operate in it is typical
Villa Strategy. "
General Trevino has been rushing
his troops back to the relief of Jimi
nez. , nis concentration in inc norm
left the Villa territory around the
Florida river quite clear of Carranza
forces. This gave Villa his opportu
nity and he used it."
' '' Gutierrez Ordered South.
Chihuahua, Mexico, July 6. (Via
El Paso Junction, - July 7.) New
trooos sent south bv General Jacinto
Trevino to aid in the campaign against
the Villistas who attacked liminez
have beeitiodered to hold themselves
at- Oia. k.F-sho distance nortk . of
Jiminez. to await the co-operation of
troops trom iorreon.
lroops trom southern ininnanua
under General Luis Gutierrez, who
were ordered north to take part in
the camoaisn arainst the Villistas,
have been ordered back to their base.
It is hoped that telegraphic service
will'be resumed tomorrow. .. -
The water shortage has been ended
by a heavy rainfall today.
Mothers Ask Why
Teachers Do Not
v Enlist with Boys
Portland, Ore., July 7, Because'
they did -not "practice their 'teach
ings" and enlist in the Oregon Na
tional Guard, a number of Portland
mothers whose sons answered the
call to arms and are now on the
Mexican border, partly, they said, as
the result of their teachers' urgings,
called yesterday upon , two members
of the faculty of one of Jhe city's
largest high schools and asked them
td give reasons for being "slacjcers."
v After, three hours of discussion
most of the mothers stated that they
were satisfied with the teachers' ex
planations, several others, however,
still were unable to agree today with
One of the teachers said he Had
heloed to organize the machine gun
company with which the boys 'went
to the. tront and nad enlisted, out
resigned later when his four chil
dren became ill.: The other said he
had not been intending to enlist, as
his duties in Portland were more im
portant. ' ; ( i
several ot the Doys, the motners
said, were less than 17 years of age.
REGIMENT IS OFF
FOR THE BORDER
Eight Hundred Twenty-Eight
Hen and Fifty-Six Officers
Leave Lincoln, on
DIFFICULTIES OF SUPPLYING ARMY IN MEXICO WITH SUPPLIES This picture aptly
Illustrates the difficulties encountered in sending supplies to the forces of General Pershing.
In the picture a transport train is going through La Cruces canyon.
OMAHA IN THIRD SECTION
Washington, July 7. On, instruc
tions.' from General Carranza the
Mexican embassy today' advised the
State department of the virtual de
struction of a de facto government
force. Wednesday by a large Villa
band at Corralitos, Chihuahua, and
suggested that, the American border
patrol exercise all possible vigilance
to prevent the outlaws from raidinng
into the United States. ' "
In his dispatch ' to the embassy,
General .Carranza said he feared the
bandits had crossed the desert in an
attempt , to reacn tne ooroer ano-j Telegram.) They are off at last,
Contingent Departs Amid the
Cheers of Boys of Fifth
DESTINATION KEPT SECRET
(Prom Staff Correspondent. ) 1
Lincoln, Neb., July - 7. (Special
; CotaparmtlTO Local Becard.
""' 116. 1915. 1914. 1014.
Dlshest yesterday. .. . 90 fti . 81 89
Lowest yfHtorday. . , . 67 " A4 TO til
W fin tmpers,ture.... ?8 70 78. 7b
I'trctoltfttion .00 .M .00 .40
TYinpvrature and precipitation departures
from th normal:
Normal temperature -.....,...,. If
Kxceiss for the day 2
Total axeess since Marcn 1. i . , . . 21
Is or m I precipitation,..., V. . , .lMnch
Li-ft(!tency for the day .16 inch '
Tctal rainfall since March. I.,.. . 44 inches
I flclency since March 1 I.C8 Inches
Deficiency for cor, period, 191ft. 1.11 Inches
Lrtflclencj far cor. period, 1914. '.St Inch
Rcparto Vnm SuUom at I P. M. . .
, BUUon and Stat Temp. Httit Jta!n-
7 D. 1
utnver, clear is
If sfolnea, clear.... 88
I'odvt city, cloudy..,.. 84
tinier, ciouay m
Aarth Plitt. ttt eleiulv. Hit
Omaha, clear.,.....,.., 7 , 80
2'ueblo, clear 84 ' 1
Apia uuy, clfar 92 1 98
U Lake City, rloudy. 80 9
ante Fe. cIouiIt ni 7
hherldan, cloudy.,..,,.. 78 ' 88 ' -
Sluux City, clar 8 -J8 ,' '
. Wlerllnc. clear tj 94 '
T lndloataa face of rrectpttatlon.
. !. A. WSLSH, Meteorolofist.
Trade Boosters on
. .Way to David City
Fourteen automobiles, carrying fifty-
eight Omaha men, Commercial cluhr
trade extension boosters, left at 7
o'clock yesterday morning for David
Citv and intervening towns. This is
the trip postponed from June 23 on ac
count of a heavy rain that washed
out bridges and culverts at that time.
The crowd this time took with them
Dan Desdune'a band to entertain on
the way and to enter the towns with
true enthusiasm. -' ' . -,.,:
Two Central City Children '
' Suddenly Called by Death
Central City, Neb.. July. 7. (Spe
cial.) Little Margaret Ann, infant
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Miller,
died of asthma Sunday on a train en
route from Lincoln with her mother
and aunt to the family home near this
city. Thef nneral was held the day
following at the home of the little
one's grandparents in this- tity, Mr.
and 11 rs. J. M. Persinger. Rev.
Bryant Howe, pastor of the Metho
dist church was in charge of the serv
ices. i - ' ......
f Mabel, baby daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J-red Holtz, north of this city,
died of strangulation Wednesday aft
ernoon. The baby was found at the
foot of lies bed, with" her head caught
between two of the iron rods in such
a manner as to cause death.
midst tears and sobs, good-byes and
farewells, the Fourth infantry, signal
corps from Fremont, supply company
from Wisner and Fourth regimental
band from Friend, boarded the special
trains this morning and left for the
Companies E, Wayne; F. Blair
G, Stanton, and H, Madison, compos
ing the Second battalion, with the reg
imental officers and the supply com
pany wts the first section out, leaving
about 9:30 o'clock. It was composed of
twelve coaches, a " Pullman sleeper,
baggage cars and seven freight cars
carrying the wagons and horses.
' Companies I of Gordon, K of Osce
ola and David City, L of Kearney and
M of York left at 10:30 on the second
section, which was composed of the
same amount of cars. I he signal
corps from Fremont was also in this
The First battalion, composed of
the Omaha companies, and carrying
an mat was left ot the regiment, left
about 11 o'clock. These trains pulled
out of the grounds to the music of
the Fifth regimental .hand, cfceera
from the boys of the Fifth regitiienf
and from hundreds of spectators. A
short stop was made in the yards,
but by noon they were all on the
The contingent consisted of 828
men and fifty-six officers. The troops
went out over the Burlington rail
road for destination not made, pub
lic on account of censorship estab-
nsnea Dy tne war department.
Colonel Eberly is .in command of the
Fourth and Captain Smith of the
Omaha Troops Go Last.
The Omaha battalion was the last
to entrain and they marched from the
camp grounds to the entrance and
after standing in line for several min
utes were allowed .to climhn.4hl
cars ana select tneir scats.
About half of the bovs were wear.
ing goggles, presented by the Omaha
Commercial club, which boueht ud
all the goggles they could find in
Omaha and sent them-;down to the
boys with a consignment of socks and
other necessities, which were appre
ciated very much. The men desire
The Bee to express for them their
heartfelt thanks to the friends who
thus remembered them. i j
State Auditor Smith went ou to the
grounds to see the troops entrain and
noticed a few boys from his home
town of Seward sticking their heads
but of the car windows. He discov
ered eight of them were without a
cent of money. They had not received
pay since enlisting and the good
natured auditor reached down into
his pockets and pulled out all the
money he had with him, about $5 in
silver, and passed it up to them.
Recruit Not Forgotten.
An elderlv ladv oassed alone the
train and inquired for a soldier boy
whom she had wanted to see. As it
happened, he was one of the new re
cruits and no one appeared to be able
to place him. "I met him last night
and was talking to him," said the
lary, "and he made theremark that
while the rest of the boys would be
receiving good byes from their friends
there would be nobody to say good
bye to him, and so I just thought !
I would come over this morning
and say good bye to him so he would
not feel that he was forgotten. ,
Fifth Looks On.
i v,,. W v r
i imnimim iwmi mis ii i w 1 1 w 1 1 m nn i i i ins n win mi nisi i iiim a mumin miiiiiini
While the boys of the Fourth were
being entrained, the boys of the Fifth
lined up along the fair ground fence
and cheered them, while some sang
songs or otherwise showed their good
will for the boys who were so fortun
ate as to get away first, frequently
a group would, start up some popular
air, "Don't Bite the Hand that's Feed
ing You," bing theone which has been
the most popular during camp ser
vice. . . - , .
Here and there, some woman or
girl would be bidding a husband or
sweetheart a tearful goodbye , and
many a brave woman would try in
vain- to keep back the tears which
would come in spite of all her efforts.
A goodly number of Omaha people
were present to see the boys of the
Omaha battalion off, and many ' of
them brought little presents to help
them on the way. The Omaha bat
talion made a fine appearance as it
marched .to the train as well as other
companies of the regiment. :
. A Serious Job Now. ,
"I tell you," said a soldier boy, "this
makes a fellow feel like he is tackling
a serious job. I have been away from
home before, but I didn't feel just the
way I do now." ....
Friends of the soldier boys should
remember that a letter from horn or
a friend or a paper from the home
town will come mighty acceptablt to
the boys after they are located and far
away from home ties. .
While there were some delays, tht,
departure of the Nebraska troops was
carried out in good shape, due to the
energy of Superintendent Bignell and
his assistants.' The trains were de
layed a short time at the yards, but
the last section got out of tne station
at twelve minutes past the noon hour,
so that they will probably reach Kan
sas City early this evening.
IN THREE GREAT
BATTLES IN EAST
Germans and Austrians Be
ported in ; Retreat at All
Points from Riga to .
" Carpathians. '
BERLIN ADMITS REPULSE
AMERICAN TJEANSPORT IN UCWCES CAttVWiV
U. S. ANSWERS NOTE
griggestion for, Settlement of
t froblems by Direct Ex
, , ; changes 1b Accepted.
DOCUMENT IS VERY BRIEF
Washington, July 7. A note . for
mally accepting General Carranza'a
proposal that difficulties between the
United States and the de facto gov
ernment of Mexico bt settled by di
rect negotiations was handed today
to Eliseo Arredondo, the Mexican
ambassador designate. ' . , ;
The text of the note addressed to
Mr. Arredondcv follows:." -'
."Sir: I have the honor to acknovd
eagTthe receipt of your communica
tion of July 4, 191(5,. in which you
transcribe a note addressed to me by
the secretary of foreign relations of
your government and to request that
Voa will transmit to him the follow
ing reply: '
Mr. Secretary: I have the honor
to acknowledge the receipt of your
courteous note transmitted to me by
Senor Arredondo on the 4th instant,
in which vou refer to me' notes of
June 20 and June 25 and to assure
you ot the sincere gratification ot
this government at the frank state
ment of the- difficulties which have
unfortunately arisen in our relations
along the international boundary and
the expression ot the desire ot your
government to reach an adjustment
of these difficulties on a broad and
amicable basis. The same spirit of
friendship and of solicitude for the
continuance of- cordial relations be
tween our two countries inspires my
srovernment. which equally desires
an immediate solution of the matters
of difference which have long vex
ed both governments. ' r
"It is especialW pleasing to my
government that the de facto govern
ment of Mexico is disposed to give
quick as well as practical considera
tion ma spirit of concord to the
remedies which may be applied to
the existing conditions. Reciprocat
ing the same desire, the, government
of the United States is prepared im
mediately to exchange views as to a
practical plan to remove finally and
prevent a recurrence of the difficulties
which have been the source of con
Bridgeport Nasby . ;
( In Federal Toils
''.,' ' ';
Lincoln', Neb., July 1. John G. Por
ter, former postmaster at Bridgeport,
JNeb., was bound over today by the
federal grand jury on a charge of
refusing to turn over the office on de
mand of the Postoffice department.
Porter was discharged because he
wrote an alleged discourteous note
to the postal authorities, but he re
fused to vacate and sought an injunc
tion restraining the government from
ousting him. , , :,. . ; ..
Is to Go South
v Lincoln, ;July 7. (Special Teler
gram.) Orders from the War depart
ment were received at National Guard
headquarters tonight, instructing that
the Fifth regiment, Nebraska Rational
Guard entrain Sunday morning for
some point along the Mexican border.
No equipment has been laid in, but
it is supposed that the Burlington will
move the command. The regiment Is
recruited up to within eighty of full
strength. A number of recruits are
expected from. Omaha tomorrow to
join the command. .
Field Club and Country Club
' Oracks Enter Finals in
State Golf Play. .
M'KELVIE . IS RE-ELECTED
Sam W. Reynolds of the Omaha
Field club and E. H. Sprague of the
Omaha Country club will .fight it out
for the Nebraska state golf champion
ship at the Omaha Field club today.
Reynolds beat' Ralph Peters in the
semi-finals yesterday afternoon while
Sprague .was putting Jack Sharp of
the Omaha Field club out of competi
tion. , . . - '
Reynolds,' who has twice held the
state . championship, 1 is a strong
favorite in today's match, as Sprague,
a veteran, has not shown the form dis
played by Reynolds in the- present
Directors of the State association
held their annual meeting an re
elected Sam R. McKelvie of Lincoln
Fourth , District Congressman
Makes Telling Speech on
(Contlnaml on Far f. Column i
Omaha Man Admits Married
:, Girl When Had Another Wife
. v (From a surf Correspondent.) : '
, Lincoln; "July 7i (Special Tele
gram.) Charged with bigamj' George
n. oax pt Umaha signed a. statement
before County Attorney Hager today,
admitting that he had brought 15-
year-old Hattie Schaelfer from Oma
ha last Moiiqay and married her on
Wednesday, although married ; to
Frances Williams in Omaha, July 11,
1909. He said that his wife had told
him she was going to get a divorce
last .fall.:., : ; ..... . ...r, .
' Bax was arrested on complaint bf
the girl's aunt, Mrs. Hattie E. Wih
scott. A sister of the girl, Mrs. Edith
Bax, wife of a brother of the girl, was
a witness to the marriage and swore
that the girl was 18. Bax was bound
over to the district court. . . .
German Municipal Officials and . ; ,
Central Food Bureau Clash Often
' The Hague, July 7. (Via London.)
Information reaches , The Hague
that for several weeks there has been
continuous - friction between the au
thorities of various large German cit
ies and the' central purchasing bureau.
The municipalities claim the right to
buy their own -food and household
articles without asking permission of
the central bureau.
There was an outburst last week in
the Hanover city council, several
members of which accused the cen
tral bureau of boycotting the city,
which was unable to procure butter,
sausage and hams, notwithstanding
the fact that some places in the vicin
ity were sufficiently supplied. It was
argued that it was physically impossi
ble for one bureau to control all mu
Cologne. Dresden, Chemnitz and
other cities already are purchasing
supplies independently, having rep
resentatives in Holland for that. pur
pose, i . . ;
As potatoes are scarce in Germ my,
while the' supply of rye is sufficient,
Adolph Von Batocki, head of the
food regulation board, has decided
it will not be necessary to mix potato
meal in war bread.
A census of rubber stocks has re
vealed Urge quantities in the frontier1
districts, which are supposed to have
been smuggled into the country. The
central bureau, has seized all ' this
rubber, paying for it at the rate. of 5
marks a kilogram. The bureau for
the protection of German mercantile
credits abroad has Issued lists of cer
tified German claims on foreign debt
ors and admitted foreign claims on
German firms for the purpose of facil
itating settlements of balances. These
lists are free to approved -neutral
firms. -.- . I
4 -i - - ' , . . 1
JIBES SPRUNG AT DEMOS
(From- Staff Corrcipondent.) V
i ,Washingtn July 7. (Special Tele
gram.) Representative- Sloan, a.
member of the wa'vs and means com
mittee of the house, in his jibes at
the ; democrats 1 because . they had
brought ,a renublican tariff measure.
known as ah "emergency bill to meet
current needs," did not hesitate to
draw some similes in His speech to
day, which was made to a Very large
embershtp-of the house and well-
occupied galleries, He likened the
bill to a barge thaVvta equipped with
a nraice to euro its lyirea. .
"That man who wanted to put I
brake on a barge would not have any
thing on a man who voted for a' tariff
commission and stood' up and said
that he was for free trade or for tariff
for revenue only,'! said Mr. Sloan.
' . Wages of Democracy. "
The congressman from the Fourth
Nebraska district said that while the
bill nrovides for X210.non.000 add .
tional revenues to the government in
the way of taxes, it also holds out a
prospect of $125,000,000 in bonds,
which reminded him that "therewards
or tree irane arc taxes ana tne wages
of democracy is debt.
The democrats, to obtain SJIO.OOO,-
uuu, must come to the house with a
tariff commission act, the very essence
of protection,, with a protective duty
on dyestuff and with an anti-dumping
clause which is dynamic protection,
and which committed the democratic
party to the policy of profection that
they had denounced for fifty years,
These were the high lights of Mr.
Sloan's speech today.- ,
1 Not Up to Date. 1
'As to the inheritance tax part of
Kthe bill, Mr. Sloan gave notice he
would offer' an amendment contem
plating, the levy of the federal .fax
onjy in those states where- the state
legislatures had failed to provide
twentieth century features for raising
revenues. , . t . ,t. ,
He further gave notice that he
would offer an amendment in due
season to the 'bill with' reference to
the anti-dumping clause, fixing 20 per
celit duty on articles which' are now
on' the free list, and which are being
brought into this country in violation
of the spirit of .the anti-dumping
Mr. Sloan was exceedingly happy
in his remarks, and the members gave
htm a splendid ovation when he fin
ished his speech. .: ';y' ', -
, - i t . i . ' j.i
Caperton Is Chosen .
To Succeed Winslow
' Washington, July 7. Read Admiral
W. B. Caperton, now commanding'
the cruiser squadron. in Haiti arid San
to Domingo waters, was selected as
day to succeed Admiral Winslow' as
commander of the Pacific fleet, when
the latter retires, July 29, on account
of age. : v j. - ft- ''
Mikkelsen of Orjiaha -; -'
- :. Is" Drowned at Crawford
(Prom a sunt CorrespondonL) . . -Crawford,
Neb., July 7. (Special
Telegram.) D. Mikkelsen, a baker by
trade, resident of 'Omaha,- was
drowned here this afternoon in the
government lake one mile south of
Crawford, Mikkelsen came here two
weeks ago to visit his brother-in-law,
W.- C. Jensen, and to regain fcis
health.; This afternoon Mikkelsen!
with his-wife and two children and
the Jensen family, went to the lake
to fish. Mikke.lsen crawled onto a
raft in the lake, .which capsized,
throwing - him into fifteen , feet . of
water. Jensen swam to his rescue
with an oar, which Mikkelsen seized.
but was unable to cling to and he
sank before the gaze of his relatives.
Mikkelsen was about 30 years old and
leaves a wife and two children.
Salient in Volhynia Abandoned
Because of Superior Pres-
' .sure, Says War Office.
: ' '
RUSS GUNS ARE EFFECTIVE
neriin, juiy .(.via London, 9:iu
p. m.) A salient of the German line
in Volhynia V projecting towards
Czarforysk has been abandoned un
der superior pressure by the Russians '
and a new line of defense selected, it
was announced today by the war of
fice, '". ' '. ' .'. "' ' ; ',;'' '
The statment on operations in the
easterly war theater says:
'"Army group of General von Lin
singen:, A corner of our lines pro
truding towards Czarforysk has been
abandoned on account of suppcrior
pressure on its' sides near Kostiu
kova, and west of Kolki, and a new -line
of defense' selected. -
, . Russ Attacks Break Down. .
' "On both sides of Sokut Russian at
tacks broke down with heavy loascs.
"Against the front of Field Mar- '
shal von Hindenburg, the Russians
continued their operations. They at-,
tacked with strong forces south of
Lake Narocz, but after fierce fighting
were repulsed, ,; ' (
"Northeast of Smorgon and at other
points they were easily repulsed.
"Army group of I'rince Leopold:
Aside from a' weak enemy advance,
quiet generally prevailed on the front
which, has been attacked during the
last few days." . .. .-:. ! ..i.- -C
Move Front Back.
London, July ?. A wireless dis- ;
patch from Rome says word has been
received there from Petrograd that
in consequence of their triple defeat
in the sectors of Riga, Kolki and
Baranovichi, the Germans have be- ;
gun to move their whole front to-..
ward the west' . ..-- (. :
The Russians have begun; a tremen-
where their artillery is destroying the
German trenches, says a dispatch to
the Exchange Telegraph company
front Vienna by- way of Copenhagen.
The bombardment, the dispatch
adds, lasted twenty-four hours and
the Germans were helpless before tiie
Russian artillery.-which now can fire ,
fifty shells, as galffStirie in 4914.
British 'Capture Trench.
Capture by, the British' of a Ger- ''
man trench on a front of 1,000 yards
east of La Boisselle, in the Somme
rcgiuii, was. miiiuuuicu uiuktiijr iv-
day.'v 1 : "'. -,'"-' 'j .
The British resumed the offensive
on certain sectors east of Albert at
dawn today. At the same time the
Germans launched heavy attacks on.
the British trenches near Ancre. Vio
lent fighting is now in progress.
" In the.vicinity-of Ovillers and Con-
takmaison, as well as near La Bois
selle, the British made progress. In
the region of Thicpvaljhe German
regained a section of lost ground.
- Text of Statement.
The statement says: '' -"This
morning in certain sectors of
the battlefield east of Albert, we re
sumed a vigorous offensive at dawn.
The Germans at the same time
launched heavy attacks on our-new
trenches in the vicinity, of the Ancre.
and north of Fricourt, with the result
that violent fighting is now in prog
ress along the whole front between
Ancre and Monta'uban.
"Up to the present several impor- .
tant tactical successes have been
gained by our Infantry in the vicinity
of Ovillers, La Boisselle and Contaf
maisonbut northwest of Thiepval,
the enemy succeeded temporarily in
regaining 200 or 300 yards of lost
ground. 1 -
The operations of last night, before
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