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The Omaha Daily Bee
THE WEATHER
COOLER
VOL. XLVI NO 43
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 6, 1916 SIXTEEN PAGES.
On Tmlo, at Hotel., t
Sm BUndi, etc., Jta.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
BURROUGHS' PAY
CAR ROBBED BY
AUTO BANDITS
Thirty-Seven Thousand Dollars
In Currency Stolen by Five
Men and All Make
Their Escape.
WORK ON BUSY STREET
Snatch Sacks of Money From
Guards While Hundreds of
People Stand Around.
DRIVE AWAY IN MACHINE
Detroit, Mich., Aug. 4. Five un
masked automobile bandits this after
noon held up an automobile in which
$50,000 pay roll money was being
taken to the plant of the Burroughs
Adding Machine company, and before
guards could offer resistance, snatch
ed five bags of six in the car, said to
have contained $37,000 and escaped.
The holdup occurred on Burroughs
avenue, between Woodward and Cass
avenues, in viewof hundreds of em
ployes of nearby automobile factor
ies and usual afternoon throngs on
Woodward avenue.
Rudolph Cooper, a guard, was shot
through the hip and struck , on the
head. He is in a serious condition.
Cooper was further down Burroughs
avenue and attempted to intercept the
speeding bandit car. A man on the
running board shot him through the
thigh, and as the car slowed down
momentarily, struck him on the head
with the butt end of a pistol.
Witnesses assert that the five ban
dits apparently ranged in age from
18 to 60 years. No one, however,
seemed able to give a good descrip
tion. They were armed with rifles
and automatic pistols.
Every motorcycle policeman in
Detroit was ordered to engage in
u f ,lia hnnA'tt rar which
.i t,
mg lor tne open cuuimy uuun
Detroit.
Witnesses of the robbery asserted
that the apparent failure of the pay
guards to realize what .was occurr
ing aided the bandits' success, one
guard said he thought a motion pic
ture was being staged.
Pact for Purchase
Of Danish West
Indies is Signed
, I- , .' . A .. A Ai,in Cn-
"retary Pottt announced today that the
treaty by which the United States is
to purchase the Danish West Indies
from Denmark for $25,000,000 was
signed at New York this morning by
Secretary Lansing and Minister Con
stantine Brun.
The treaty provides for the trans
fer to the United States- of three isl
ands, St. Thomas, St. Croix and St.
John, which have been the subject of
negotiations between the United
States and Denmark for years.
Secretary Lansing, who has been
spending his vacation at watertown,
N. Y., went to New XorK to meet
Minister Brun. '
HUNDRED IN THE
SHADE IN OMAHA;
HOPEJELD ODT
Gate City Sizzles in Hottest
Day of the Year, with Mer
cury at Century Mark
at 4 in Afternoon
FAIR AND COOLER TODAY
Weather Is Warmest of the
Season Out in Nebraska.
RAIN IS THE PROMISE NOW
Life Saved When.
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Colorado Springs, Colo., Aug. 4.
Ralph Mulfod and A. H. Patterson,
automobile racers entered in the Pen
rose cup races on Pikes Peak next
week, escaped death this morning by
a few inches when the right front
wheel of the car in which they were
making a trial trip over the course,
flew off. The car was making seventy-five
miles an hour. It zig
zagged along the course for a few
hundred feet and finally crashed into
a boulder. Neither Mulford nor Pat
tcrson was ' seriously injured. The
boulder saved the racers from plung
ing 2,000 feet to death.
The Weather
For XeVaska Generally fair,
cooler southeast and slightly warmer
northwest portion.
For Iowa Generally fair.
Temperatures at Omaha Yesterday.
Hour. Icf
5 a. m . 80
6 a. mv "
7 a. in 8
8 a. m S3
9 a. m 86
10 a. m 88
11 a. m 81
12 m 92
1 p. m. . . .
p. tn.
3 p.
4 p.
5 P.
P
p.
p.
. n
.
.too
. as
. 91
. 98
. 90
Official record of temperature and pre
cipitation compared with the corresponding
period of the lent three years:
191D. 19U. 1914. 1119.
Highest yesterday.... 100 79 99 99
Lowest yesterday 79 91 70 99
Mean temperature. I . . 90 63 81 92
Precipitation 00 .00 .00 .00
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal at Omaha since March
l. and compared with the past twotyeareJ
Excess for the day 14
Total excess since March 1 220
Normal precipitation .12 Inch
Deficiency for the day .12 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1 10.47 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 . . ... . . . . 8.09 Inches
Uxceas for cor. period. 1916...... .95 Inch
Deficiency for cor. period, 1914.. 3. 16 Inches
Report. Fran Slatfou at 7 p. m.
State of Temp. ,
Station. Weather. 9 p.m.
Cheyenne, cloudy , 70
Davenport, clear.... ... . 92
Denver, rain 92
Des Moines, clear..,.., 99
Dodge City, clear , 94
Lander, cloudy 74
North Platte, pt cloudy 89
Omaha, clear 94
Pueblo, part cloudy.... 84
Rapid City, cloudy 78
Halt Lake City. rain... 74
Santa Fe, cloudy 72
Hhedldan, part cloudy.. 90
Stoux City, clear 88
Valentine, cloudy 78
"T" Indicates trsce of precipitation
L. A. WELSH. Meteorologist.
High- Raln-
tst. fall.
78 .00
99 .00
92 .28
102 .00
9 .00
98 .00
94 .04
108 .00
82 T
80 .08
99 T
94 .00
92 .00
94 .00
84 .02
Dubuque SMt Buffalo at
Peoria UK Minneapolis 12
Chicago 88 Seattle 70
8t. Louie SSIPortlnnd, Ore 78
Kansas City 9,S.n FraDcieoo M
Pittsburgh asjLos Angeles 80
Oklahoma Cltv... us phnnlx 102
Memphis. Teun... 4 Yuma KM
ixiuiariiie 041 New York as
Keokuk 1001 Boston 94
Huron, 8. D KJ; Abilene (4
Blamark, N. D.... 7SiAmarillo 94
Duluth, Minn S4 KI Paso 84
The hottest day of the year.
At 4 o'clock the mercury in the gov
ernment thermometer climbed to 100,
the highest mark of the year in Oma
ha. Ninety-nine was the previous
high mark.
And this despite prognostications of
the weather bureau that thunder
storms and cooler weather1 were
headed this way.
Generally fair and cooler is the fore
cast for this section of Nebraska for
today.
At Holdrege the maximum was 106,
the highest registered in the state this
year. Other maximums were 105 at
Hastings, 104 at Culbertson, Fairbury
and, Superior, 103 at Fairmont and
Grand Island, 100 at Columbus, Lin
coln and North Loup.
Omaha's maximum was 100 and the
humidity was high.
Phillipsburg, Kan., reported a maxi
mum yesterday of 109. The great heat
reigns practically all over the corn and
wheat belt and over most of the rest
of the country, excepting only the ex
treme east and west coasts.
109 at Beaver City.
Beaver City, Neb., Aug. 4. (Special
Telegram.) The thermometer of the
government station of the Depart
ment ot Agriculture registers 109 de
grees today and yesterday, being the
Hottest day since July 26, 1894. . The
corn is badly damaged and without
timely rains will be a complete failure.
Huffman Is Sued
.., For $3,500 on-Loan
A cancelled check for $3,500, made
payable to William L.. Huffman by
Walter Moise, is "exhibit A" in a
suit filed by Richard G. Hunter,
trustee in bankruptcy for Moise,
against Huffman. Mr. Hunter re
tains the check in his possession, the
information explaining that his per
sonal protection of 'the document "is
deemed necessary, a copy being
available. Hunter alleges that the
money was loaned to Mr. Huffman
before bankruptcy hit the Moise
household, and asks that Mr. Huff
man pay the face amount, together
witn interests and court costs. He
asserts that no part of the $3,500,
borrowed on August 5, 1CU2, has been
paid to Moise. '
DEUTSCHLAND BEING TOWED TO SEA, READY FOR ITS HOMEWARD DASH The photo how the German sub
mersible merchantman a it appeared leaving the port of Baltimore on Tuesday, towed by the Tirhmins and the Efco, on
the first lap of it dash for its home port.
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Forty-Seven Indictments Against
Colorado Coal Miners Dropped
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Trinidad, Colo., Aug. 4. Forty
seven indictments in which more than
100 persons are charged with various
crimes growing out of the Colorado
coal strike disorders in Las Animas
county, and which cases have been
pending for trial on a change of
venue before Judge Charles Carvard
of the Sixth district were dismissed
by Judge Cavender this morning
upon request of John Home Chiles,
representing the attorney general of
the state. The dismissal of these
cleans the docket of strike cases, save
for the case in which the defendants
SAYS MONITIONS
FIRE INCENDIARY
Arrested Man Holds That it
Was Started to Destroy
War Supplies of Allies.
IT STARTED IN BOX OAR
Sheriff Not Able
To Find This Bryan
- Henry Bryan, husband of Char
lotta . Bryan of Omaha, . is being
sought by Douglas county authori
ties to answer a divorce complaint
filed by his mate early in July. The
present whereabouts of Mr. Bryan
are unknown, an "alias" summons
having been issued for him yester
day. Mrs. Bryan asks a divorce de
cree and equitable relief. Follow
ing the filing of the suit, July 6,
Sheriff McShane authorized the
serving of the summons by the sher
iff of Green county, Iowa. The pa
pers were returned with the expla
nation that court officers were un
able to locate Mr. Bryan. . ,
Radical Changes
For Revenue Bill
Washington, Aug. 4. Radical
changes have been proposed by sub
committees in the revenue bill, which
will be considered tonight by the full
membership of the senate finance
committee. Chairman Simmons said
toady the nature of the amendments
could not be made public until the
committee had passed on them, but it
is understood in the munitions tax
section, copper has been eliminated
and certain other commodities not
mentioned in the house bill have been
added to the taxable list. Minor
changes are said to have been made
in the income and inheritance tax
provisions.
Sues Because He Has No
Screens on His House
A house without screens in fly
time said house having been paid
for when completed, yet beset by
liens filed by material dealers and
workmen proved the aggravating
combination that yesterday culmi-i
nated in the filing of suit by Clif
ford C. Rucker against Jeff W. Bed
ford, Omaha pioneer, Edwin W.
Bedford and the real estate firm of
Jeff W. Bedford & Son. Rucker
asks $735.37, interest and" costs of
action, which amount he declares he
has been forced to pay twice in
order to save his home from sale
under the decree following the fil
ing of liens.
Jersey City, Aug. 4. The explosion
of munitions on Black Tom island
last Sunday morning, which killed at
least four persons and did approxi
mately $20,000,000 damage, was caused
by "some persons with the object of
doing just what was accomplished,"
according to Theodore B. Johnson,
one of the four men who were ar
raigned today, charged with man
slaughter in connection with the blast.
The hearing was deferred until Au
gust 18.
Mr. Johnson, president of the John
son Lighterage and lowing company,
said he would, produce one of his em
ployes who would swear that when
he first saw the fire it was in a fjo-
car on Black Jom island and did not
originate in one of the Johnson com
pany's barges, as charged.
Up to noon today the police de
tailed by city authorities to watch
incoming trainsfor shipments of ex
plosives had found none and no cars
were turned back.
Mooney's Letters
Tell of Plan for
Reign of Terror
San Fra'ncisco, Aug. 4. That
Thomas H. Mooney, one of the men
indicted for murder in connection with
the preparedness parade bomb ex
plosion on June 22, planned to in
augurate a reign of terror in San
Francisco by importing "direct action
reds" from other cities was the
declaration of District Attorney C.
M. Frickert in making public today
some of the correspondence dis
covered by the police in Mooney's
desk.
Mooney kept carbon copies of his
letters.
One, addressed to an executive offi
cer named Acker of the international
organization of the Industrial Work
ers of the World, Chicago, said:
"I want to get in immediate touch
with fifteen or twenty direct action
reds good, vigorous reds."
A letter to William Haywood, na
tional secretary of the Industrial
Workers of the World, asked for
"hot blooded men" to come to San
Francisco to join various unions and
foment' trouble, to start mutinies
against the heads of the unions they
joined and in every way possible to
cause dissension."
"Let me pull my kind of stuff,"
this letter continued, "stuff that's
never been attempted in San Fran
cisco before, and I'll make labor in
Sail Francisco recognize me as its
leader."
Fickert said there were many other
letters, the contents of which it would
be unwise at this time to make public.
Henry J. Claussen of Alamedo.
Cal., who died in a hospital here last
night, was the tenth victim of the
preparedness parade bomb .explosion
to die.
are John R. Lawson, international
board member of the United Mine
workers of America, charged with
murder; James T. Davis, Lawrence
Crcscolini and M. Kathadoras.
There are four separate indictments
standing against Lawson, who, on
the charge of murder, was tried in
May, 1914, found guilty and sentenced
to life imprisonment. He is out on
bond awaiting final action of the state
court on application for a new trial.
A dismissal of a majority of strike
cases in Huerfano county will follow,
the representative of the attorney
general stated.
THOUSAND LITTLE
ONES DIE OF PLAGUE
Infantile Paralysis Continues
to Spread in Five Boroughs
of New York City.
RESEARCH WORK BROADER
Electric Storms
In North Dakota
Fargo, N. D Aug. 4. A series of
rain, wind, hail and electric storms at
several points attaining the fury of a
tornado, swept over eastern North
Dakota last night and early tod&v.
whirled Over the border into western
Minnesota and left a path of -over
turned farm buildings and impassa
ble highways.
No fatalities have been reported.
. Hughes is Packing Trunks. .
Bridgehamoton. N. Y.. Aug. 4.
Charles E. Hughes spent today pack
ing Ms trunks tor nis western trip.
One of the three trunks he will take
with him will be filled with memo
randa, speeches, document!, and
other data which he will use in his
speeches. Accompanied by Mrs.
Hughes, he will leave here tomorrow
for New York, where the start for
the west will be made tomorrow
night.
New York, Aug. 4. More than
1,000 children now have been killed
by the epidemic of infantile paralysis
and nearly 5,000 have been stricken
by the disease. . The health depart
men's daily bulletin shows that the
plague still continues to gain headway.
During the twenty-four hour3 ending
at 10 a. m today, forty-five children
died of the disease in the five
boroughs of New York city, and 175
new cases, the second largest num
ber in a single day, were reported.
Since June 26 there have been 4,680
cases, 1,025 of which proved fatal.
n The'-picion'-ii heli -by-'ttie-f qv
ernment workers, it was learned
todav. that the disease may have
originated in Hudson, N. Y. Records
of the public health service are said
to showrfliat many cases ot tne dis
ease ana ot the same cnaracter as
those found here, were reported from
Hudson just prior to the outbreak of
the local epidemic.
Dr. C. H. Lavmder. who has had
charge of the government research
squad at work here, said today that
the scope of this work has been
broadened to include exhaustive in
vestigations of the disease from three
viewpoints:
Lxtensive, intensive, ana in rela
tion to-outside foci, that is, with ref
erence to its appearance in neighbor
ing states and communities.
This work lias necessitaieo inc
transfer of all laboratory investiga
tion to the hvnienic laboratory of the
public health service in Washington,
Dr. Lavmder saia, wnere me activ
ities of the investigators were cen
frr1 iinnn the discoverv. if possible,
of the origin of the local epidemic,
its basic causes and ot rename treat
ment.
Italy Announces Loss
Of Two Submarines
Missing Many Days
Rome, Aug. 4. (Via Paris.)-The
loss of two Italian submarines is an
nounced. The statement says the un
dersea craft "left with others on a
mission to the enemy coast a long
time airo. As thev have failed to
return to their base they are consid
ered lost." . . '
A Vienna dispatch ot August 3
reported the capture of Italian Sub
marine Graicinto Pullino by the Aus
trians in the North Adriatic. It was
Stated the submarine, which was one
of the largest owned by Italy, was al
most undamaged and her crew had
been taken prisoner.
Belgian Forces
Gain More Ground
In East Africa I
Havre. Aug. 4. Further progress
for the Belgian forces invading Ger
man East Africa is announced in an
official statement issued by the Bel-,
gian-war office. 1 lie text ot the
statement follows:
"The right wing of the Belgian
troops, pursuing its march southward,
has occupied Kigoma, in the district
of Ujiji, the most important German
post on Lake Tanganyika Kigoma
is the terminus of the railroad from
Dar Es Salaam, the capital of the
colony, to the lake."
Sentry at Nogales
Is Shot by Sniper
Nogales, Ariz., Aug. 4. Private
Howard, Company G, Twelfth United
States infantry, was struck in the leg
by a sniper's bullet, fired from the
Mexican side, while on sentry duty at
the International bridge , here early
today. Howard returned the fire, but
without effect, it is believed.
L I E U T E N ANT GUYNE
MR, now flying in the Som
me sector, who has brought
down his eleventh German
aeroplane.
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New York Traction
Magnates . Offer to
' Meet the Employes
New York, Aug. 4. The ultimatum
of the street car union head calling
for an answer before 3 o'clock today
to their demands for recognition of
the union has been met by an offer
by the street railway- heads to meet
at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon the
company employes which presented
the demands.
This was announced at the offices
of the New York Railways company,
upon whose lines the union leaders
threatened to call a strike if the de
mands are not granted. It was stated
there that the company would meet
the employes upon the same basis
that they were willing to meet any
employes of the company who had a
grievance to present. '
The letter containing the offer had
been delivered before 3 o'clock, but
it was said that officials of the com
pany did not indicate that there had
been any change in their attitude to
ward recognizing the union. Mean
while a commission of union leaders
was in session at an uptown hotel.
Tornado Blows
Building Into
Lake Michigan
Racine, Wis,, Aug. 4. A telephone
message this afternoon says that a
tornado swept through a district
south of this city, carrying several
buildings into Lake Michigan, tear
ing down a long line of interurban
trolley poles and doing considerable
other damage. v
At 2 o'clock this afternoon a tor
nodo swept over Mount Pleasant
township, just outside the city limits
of Racine, carrying a greenhouse into
Lake Michigan and leveling several
small buildings. During the height
of the atorm some forty poles along
the right-of-vay of the Chicago &
Northwcstenr railway were blown
down just ahead of a nor'.hbound pas
senger train. The train sped through
the debris, clearing the track and ap
parently sustained little damage.
Austrians Repulse
Air Raid on Istria
Berlin, Aug. 4. (By Wireless to
Sayvillc,) An Italian raid on Istria
by a squadron of fourteen machines
on Aug. I. is reported today by the
Austro-Hungarian admiralty. One
machine was brought down by an
Austrian aviator. The statement
says: , -
"On Aug. 1, at 7:30 a. m., an Ital
ian air squadron, comprising fourteen
great battle planes, flew over Istria
by way of Pireano. Lieutenant Ban
held, in a hydroplane, ascended from
Trieste and pursued the leaders of
the hostile squadron through the
whole of Istria, and reached a group
of seven Caproni machines over
Fiume. At a height of 2,700 meters
he shot down one of the Capronis.
The pilot was killed and the two ob
servers were taken prisoner. Lieu
tenant Banrield and his hydroplafte
returned unharmed."
STRENUOUS DAY FOR
HUGHES AT CHICAGO
Republican Candidate Will
Open Campaign With Ad
dress in Coliseum Tuesday.
FAIRBANKS WILL TOUR
FRENCH CAPTURE
FLEURY VILLAGE,
LOSE PART OF IT
Town Near Verdun Lost to
Germans Month Ago is
Again Recaptured by
Assault. .. '
TEUTON COUNTER ATTACKS
Chicago, Aug. 4. Definite plans for
the reception of Charles E. Hughes,
republican nominee for president,
when he comes to Chicago next Tues.
day, were made public by the repub
lican leaders here today. According
to the program, the candidate will
have a strenuous day of it from the
time lie reaches the city a'. 8 o'clock
in the morning until he departs for St.
Paul at 10:10 p. in.
In th evening he wilt deliver his
principal address at the Coliseum.
This address, it is said, will be the
signal for the opening of the repub
lican campaign in the middle west.
The Hamilton club will be in
charge of the social arrangements in
connection with the visit. Mr.
Hughes .ill confer with William
Willcox, national committee chair
man, and others of the national ex
ecutive committee, and definite an
nouncement as to western campaign
plans is expected to follow.
Fairbanks Will Tour.
New York, Aug. 4, The republi
can national campaign leaders an
nounced toMay that Charles W. Fair
banks of Indiana, vice presidential
nominee on the republican ticket, wilt
make a campaign tour oi the country
similar to that now planned tor
Charles E. Hughes. It was said that
Mr. Fairbanks will follow Mr.
Hughes over virtually the same
ground later in the campaign.
Russians Capture
TViHagerOn the
: Way to Kovel City
Petrograd, Aug. 4. (Via London.)
Russian troops have captured the
village of Budka-Mirynskaia, on the
River Stavok, a left tributary of the
Stokhod, it was officially announced
today by the Russian war department.
Rudka-Mirynskaia is nineteen miles
east of Kovel.
The Russian statement follows:
"Western front: In the region of
Lubieszow (northeast of Kovel) our
detachments crossed to the left blMi
of the River Stokhod and took a
series of heights on which they forti
fied themselves.
"On the River Stavok. a left tribu
tary of the Stokhod, our detachments
fought their way to the river, where
an obstinate engagement took place
tor tne village ot Kudka-Mirynskaia.
Bayonet fighting took place in the
streets and although the villase
changed hands several times it final
ly remained in our possession. All
enemy attempts to dislodge us ended
in failure.
The enemv was forced back be
hind the River Stavock and we took
600 German prisoners and captured
twelve machine guns.
"In the region of Korvtnik an
enemy attack was repelled by our fire,
un. tne rest ot the tront the usual ar
tillery duel is proceeding.
"Caucasian front: There was
nothing of importance to report."
Licenses of Many
Illinois Doctors
WiU Be Revoked
Chicago. Aug. 4. A far reaching
inquiry into medical and surgical
practitioners of Illinois, who say
have obtained their licenses to orac-
tice illegally, was promised today as
the result of disclosures before the
Illinois State Board of Health and
the action of the state dental board
in procuring varranta for the ar
rest of four alleged professional "ex
amination takers."
Board of health officials predicted
today that before the inquiry is
ended many medical licenses will be
revoked, and that fully 100 persons
who fraudulently obtained entrance
to dental colleges will be arrested.
Aeroplanes Bombard
Ships in Suez Canal
London, Aug. 4. A bombardment
of shipping on the Suez canal by hos
tile aeroplanes was announced today
in an official statement. The attack
was carried out by two machines over
Lake Timsah, forty-five miles south
of Port Said. The town of Ismalia,
on the lake border, also was bom
barded. No damage was done by
either attack, according to the state
ment, which says:
"Two enemy aeroplanes dropped a
large number of bombs in an attack
on shipping on Lake Timsah and the
town of Ismalia on Thursday. No
damage was done.
"An aviatak was brought down and
wrecked in a combat with a British
machine on Wednesday near Sal
man ia."
Southern Part of Village Re
gained' by Germans After
Bloody Assaults. i
BATTLE ALONG THE MEUSB
BULLETIN.
Berlin, Aug. 4. (Via London.)
The village of Fleury, north of Ver.
dun, was regained ' the Germans
this morning, it was officially an
nounced today by the German army
headquarter. The situation at Fleury
and its vicinity, the statement adds,
now is the same as it was before the
French attack. -
Paris, Aug. 4. Attacking simulta
neously irom the northwest and from
the southeast French troops yester
day stormed the village of Fleury,
three miles north of Verdun, and cap
tured several hundred 'Germans. In
the evening, however, the Germans
! .unched a furious counter attack and
after several violent attempts suc
ceeded In getting a footing in the
southern part of the village. The
French today continue to hold the
northern section of the place) and
heavy fighting is in progress. " -Battle
Along Meuse. '
The statement given out this after
noon by the French war department,
in which it is admitted that the Ger
mans have succeeded in recapturing
a portion of the village of Fleury, is :
follows: .
'On the right bank of the Meuse.
the battle continued along the Thiau-niont-Fleury
front, which the Ger
mans attacked last night with great
ferocity. Several counter attacks in
large numbers upon our positions
near the' Thiaumont works were re
pulsed with heavy losses for our ad
versaries. In the coures of this fight
ing our troop even occupied the
Thiaumont works, but they were com-
eiied to evacuate it under the powerf
ul German . bombardment. Thev
brought back with them eighty pris
oners. .
Prtvof Fleury Loat.
"There has been fighting no, less
violent in the region of Fleury. The
Germans multiplied :the number of
counter attacks upon this : village.
Each was preceded by an intense pre
paratory artillery fire. After several
fruitless endeavors the Germans se
cured a footing in the southern part
of Fleury, where very spirited fight
ing still is going on. All efforts to
dislodge us from the position to the
southeast of this village were checked
by the persistence of our troops. .
I he enemy attacked in like man
ner during the night our new posi
tions to the east of Vacherauville.
They succeeded only in suffering
heavy losses. In the vicinity of Vaux
La Chipitre and Chenois the artillery
fighting has' been very spirited.
, Battle in Vosgei.
In the Vosees vesterdav the
enemy delivered upon salient at La
Chapelotte an attack which was, how
ever, dispersed before our adversaries
could reach our lines.
'The night passed tn relative auiet
on the rest of the rfont.
During the night of Aug. 3-4. one
of our air squadrons dropped eighty
shells of large caliber on the rail
road station at Noyone and on a mu
nitions factory. Fifty shells were
thrown by -smother squadron upon
railroad stations and bivouacks of the
enemy in the region of the Somme." ,
Earlier French Reports.
The French official statement Issued
last night by the French war depart
ment, announcing the capture of
Fleury bVthe French and recording!
other operations of the day along the
western front, said: '
"On the Somme front there was no
infantry action in the course of the
day. An artillery duel continues in
the region of Monacu farm..'
" "On the right bank of the Meuse
our infantry, continuing their offent
sive action on the Thiaumont-Fleury
front, captured during the day by a
series of successive attacks all the v
trenches comprised" between those
two points as far as a point southeast
of Thiamont work and in the vicin
ity of Hill 320.
. How Fleury Was Taken.
"The village of Fleury was at
tacked simultaneously on the north
west and on the southeast and was
entirely occupied by our troops after
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