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1 11 i I V f.i "!V:. ri II AW. I If If If N If i If I, I
More Than For y Thousand Pris
I jonen On One Front
!ii Past Few Days
added within the past two
tie h nemy loss in killed
iOx; commander-in-chief, a
v-s- -- 4tT''
Premier LMydXjeOfge, m a statement made yesterday in Lon-
dontsay that the Italians have inflicted upon the Austrians one of
the greatest disasters of the war to date, a defeart so complete and
overwhelming that Its effect may be very great in its general results
upon the Central Powers.
KILLED OR DRIVEN BACK
Every Austrian along the west bank of the Piave has been
killed, driven back dr captured except along a small front near Mus
sile, while a detachment, its retreat cut off. is maintaining a forlorn
hope defense, ringed about by the exultant Italians.
Hope for the invaders who had crossed the river was lost early
yesterday when Italian airplanes bombed the remaining bridges and
destroyed them, effectually separating this section of the Austrian
army from any help in the way of reinforcement and cutting off its
chances of being supplied with munitions. These Austrians thus
faced the alternative of surrendering or of attempting to rejoin their
comrades on the east bank by swimming the swollen waters. Many
hundreds attempted this latter, the great majority of them being
killed as they swam by Italian bullets Vr drowned. Thousands sur
rendered. ITALIANS PURSUE HOTLY
A large force of Italian cavalry crossed the main Piave early
in the day, these horsemen hanging on to the rear of the retreating
army, cutting off stragglers, overpowering rearguards and permit
ting the fleeing foe no opportunity for rest or for reforming for any
adequate resistance to the Italian infantry, now pressing hotly for
ward in pursuit.
The Italians crossed the old channel of the Piave early yesterdav
morning and recaptured several of
bank of the main stream, while from Camposile other detachments
pressed forward towards the river, driving the Austrians before them
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and meeting with only slight resistance. Immediately the first sec-
tion of the main Italian army reached the river, strong bombing de-'
tachments were sent across, these fiehtine their wav alon the east
nana ui me nvci iuwdi u mc remaining uuugcucaus neiu Dy me Aus
trians. At the same time the Italian aircraft commenced a heavy
bombardment of these bridgeheads and the Italian big guns concen
trated their fire upon the bridges.
GENERAL A13VANCE MADE
I'nder this systematic hammering of their only avenues of re
treat and the furious pressure being brought upon their front by
i he Italians, the Austrians began to fall back all along the line, while
a1- "s wiuic
mi Austrian army, on the east of the Piave began also to re-
This' movement was observed by the Italian air scouts and
ivord of it was the signal for a
that swept the whole Piave line except at the one point at Mussi'.c,
where an Austrian detachment is making a last, hopeless stand
AUSTRIANS ABANDON ALL
The Austrians abandoned their guns and supplies, the Italians
taking "enormous booty", according to the official despatches of
General Diaz, reporting last night, says that the Austrian retreat
continued throughout all of yesterday, with he Italians pursuing.
A terrific fire is being maintained by the pursuers, with the hastily
formed rear guards being overpowered and swept up.
Despatches from Rome last night say that Italy is ablaze with
enthusiasm over the overwhelming defeat of the much advertised
irreat Austrian nffens vr anH rrlohrat .- i. K. .... u
is now driving the enemy from
( adorna is now thought to be amply avenged, with the tables com
IliMMiWf Ml llMtf OT LrJ
ver In Pursuit Of
d 1'ress) The defeat of the
the I'iave front by the Ital
Deror Karl are retreating in
(1 the swooping aircrsrfts of
their old positions along the west
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general Italian advance, an advance
-iill sis jvj V 1 1 V. llUtHltll Wllll.Il
Italian soil. The defeat of General
LIKELY TO PROVE
Germany It Placed In Predica
ment By Ally's Defeat and
Must Act Quickly
LLOYD GEORGE WARNS
BLOW MAtBE EXPECTED
Allies Are Heartened and News In
Austria and Germany Will
WASHINGTON, June 25 ( Asncx-iat .
6i Prc) Among all of he Allies and
in the weaker ami oppreaned countries
the news of the Italian victory and Aus
trian dixaster, considered to be one of
the most aevere of the war, has been
joyously received and til opinion gen
erally prevails that its moral and politi
cal effect will be as great or - greater
than its physical value.. to the Allied
cause. It If believed, however, that it
will be a spur to Germany to put forth
its greatest efforts in a new phase of
its offensive on the Western front in
the hojie of retrieving something of the
damage done and minimising its moral
and political effect at trome and in the
countries of its allies.
May Expect Blow
This thought was eiprcHsed by the
British premier, David Lloyd diaorge
yesterday When he said'; " The next
couple of months will be' anxious ones
for us and our Allies. -It might be that
the great blow which we expect will be
delivered against us in a few hours, or
it may be, a few days.- The issue of
the campaign may even .depend upon
the outcome -of tbat thraet bat the Al
lies never felt tatter 'prepared to meet
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bow , -vtv,.V4 i' '
iswUr-agtW- hat ft woulif WJo
u .iutefeiUrt etaa by Russia If
Sussia desires ns to but this is difficult
because of the ehaotie conditions In
that country." ' y
Then adverting to the Itahan victory
tke premier continued: v'The Italian
victory may yield us and our allies in
fiuitely greater results for It is hourly
I appearing bigger as we learn more of
the details. Austria used its entire
available strength and more than half
of its effective troops in this effect,
and has lost. The Itahans have in
flieted upon the Austrian! one of the
greatest disasters of the war.
"Three fifths of the population of
Austria was out of sympathy with its
war aims before and now that majority
will be further .increased. "
Allies Are Heartened
In Washington it is regarded as cer
tain that the Austrian defeat is of such
magnitude that it will compel a com
plete readjustment of the plans of the
central powers. Germany will have a
most difficult problem if'it undertakes
to reinforce its ally. Transportation
of enough troops to make such support
effective would be necessarily slow, its
immediate support would greatly weak
en its own hopes of a successful out
come to the offensive of the Western
front sud might cause its abandonment.
Italian officials here were greatly
cheered by the news of the success of
their armies. Borne military observers
incline to the belief that Germany will
attempt to relieve her ally while others
express the opinion that an immediate
renewal of the Western front offensive
in nnw OerniAtiv m onlv hnne.
I Advices from Rome declare that there
t,he "tmsl 'onndenee prevalent there
land the belief is expressed that the
WIir (.an be brought to a victorious end
within a year if the Allies will stand
! l,v !he Italin mM?ivf then fu UP"
P't according io wireless messages.
In the London press ther victory is
described as the most heartening news
of months, perhaps since the. victory at
May House Revolt
It is generally agreed that the moral
effect will be enormous, coming at a
time when the people of Austria are
near th starvation point and the coun
try rended by labor troubles and indus
trial difficulties and disputes. With
trial difficulties and disputes. V
the news of the disaster, which n
i inevitahlv rei4lU them' thi con,i
will be greatly magnified and its con
trol will be difficult in the extreme if
Reports from Austria say the internal
plight is growing steadily worse. The
Vienna Arbiter Zeitung, as told in a
v. . ...i. .iTi .n. u..
Zurich despatch, says the strike has be
come general. It is reported that the
strikers are demanding, as one of their
issues, iv.. mediate peace and an invita
tion to the countries with which they
are at war to enter upon negotiations
for a cessation of hostilities.
In Germany there are disturbances
on a smaller but still serious scale. Ex
tensive strikes in Cologne, Musselbeim
and other cities on the Koine are re
ported, caused by a reduction of the
"read rauon, as me ciisiuroanccs start
ed io Austria
are reported to be ,
under consideration in Germany where
the present weekly ration is only half
a pouud a persou.
mi 1 "
JUNE' - 23,
BECOMES GREAT Bl$ftSTt$
ns of fhe Central Powers
HOW Sammy fights gi. Thia photo illustrate) how the gas flappers, an American innovation,
are used to clear tranche of faa. After an attack the men beat the floor of their trench with
the flappers, causing the' clouds of deadly fumes tD rise and scatter to the four winds. The photo
was made at Camp Kearny, California.
LAST OF TEUTONS
Capture Machine Guns and Pris
oners, Improve Positions Under
Fire and Repulse Raids In Vari
WASHINGTON, June 25 (Associat
ed Frees) American forces in the
Marne sector of the Western front are
continuing their advance against the
foe. Yesterday they captured the
northwesterly part of Belleau Wood,
the only portion still held by the Teu
tons and are now in full possession of
the positions. In the fighting the Amer
icans took live machine guns and a
number of prisoners and made sure the
woods were effectually cleared of the
omiiiunique of last evening
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General Perilling said the Ameri
had improve. 1 their posKions in the
Chateau Thierry sector in the face of a
heavy artillery Are and that in the
Vosges sector an enemy raid had been
In the 1 i uli t of the American a. I
vances Jiml of General Pershing's re
port tha Germans again advance pre
posterous claims in the Berlin official
report of Inst night in which they say
tbat tbey "inflicted heavy losses upon
and took prisoners from the French ami
Americana in the Badonvillers sector.
Theodore Jr., Cited
Maj. Theodore Roosevelt and l.'f2
others, members of the first division of
two field artillery batteries have been
eited for bravery. ,
Casualties reported yesterday were
eight killed in action, four dead of .
mounds, tuo of disease, 45 sever. dy j
wounded Slid three wouuded to a degree
not yot determined. i
Aviators In Italy !
On the Italian front the American 1
aviators who went from the naval avi
ation training camp iuto active service
ire reported to have distinguished
themselves and to have performed i'f. I
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portant services. They
have displayed great bravery in their
first encounters with the enemy' and
contributed notably to the disorganisa
tion of the foe.
CZECHO SLOVAKS WILL
SOON SERVE WITH. ALLIES
LONDON, June 24 (Associated
Presa) -Advices here say tbat a
Ozecho-Slav official ip in Tokio ar
ranging for the transportation of coun-
i trvmen who wish to come to the
United States and join the war against
Germany. They will be brought from
J Vladivostok to France,
BRAZIL IS AIDING TO
; Ships Patrol Atlantic Side By Side
With British and American;
Sends Much Food
. LONDON, June 23 (Associated
Press) Braail is actively in he war
and is doing Its best to cooperate with
the Allies and lend them all comfort
and assistance, is the worl that is
brought -here by Admiral de MhUos,
chief ol the Brasllian naval million
which has arrived here.
lu a statement given through the
press yesterday the Brazilian a.lmiral
said that Brazilian war ships were now
patroling the waters of the Atlantic
side by side with the vessels of Great
Britain and the United States to clear
the seas of submarines and make ship
Brazil is also doing its best to provide
supplies, to 'transport them and to
guard them in transit. Plenty or met
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aufl cereais are mus peing seni, ne num.
w. a. a.
- GENERALLY QUE
Minor Operations Told In Re
ports Offensive Waited
NEW YORK, June 25 (Associated
Press) Minor operationa continue to
be the only activities on the Western
front with no indication given by the
enemy of an intention of early resump
tion of the offensive.
Following their encounter with the
Italian forces on Mont Bligny in which 1
fur u time they were successful nn l !
then repulsed and driven out, losing
in a counter later, the Genua oa again
attacked thia Italian sector in the ninht
and were once mora repulsed. Paris
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ttrk near Antneuil wa
le of a German
was also report
British activities were confined to
ranis and a minor engagement near
Metereu where some prisoners were
w. a a
I CONN A U G H T PRE SENT S
dm i urn iu int MirvAUU
TOKIO, June 24 (Associated Tress)
Prince Arthur of Connaught, hesd of
the British mission here, today present j
eu i ine Japanese emperor tne field
marshal's Jiaton as a mark of resnect
for the m'
iter of Japlo and of friend
J linesa betweeu the two countries
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IN OLD IRELAND
Shipment Is Believed To Have
Been Received Some Time
Since and To Confirm Evidence
Police Secured of Plot
DUBLIN, Jnne 25 (Associated
Press) Forty thousand rounds of am
munition, concealed in a cargo of grain,
have been seized by the police. It is
believed thut this grain, and the con
traband munitions which nere found
concealed in it, is a part of s carj-o
received some time since and its .In
covery corroborates evidence which, in
part, alleged to the arrest of Sinn Fein
leaders and then to arrests by the scoro.
Evidence seized when the Sinn Fein
ers were arrested indicated that muni
tions and arms were to be smuggled n
as a part of a pro German plot. De
tails were to have been completed up
on the arrival in Ireland of a German
agent from a submarine and it has been
reported that he did arrive and whs ar
rested before he could meet his follow
The full power of the Irish pro Ger
man plot was to be, the evidence is said
to reveal, manifested with the success
of the German offensive on the western
W. a. a.
WASHINGTON', .lone "A . OAic inh
Int'T -Allied and m-ulial jn-nple
throughout tlie I'liilel Stat.M are
making extensive plan for their par
ticipation in the celebration f Inde
peiidence Day. In ninny of the citiis of
the country foreign born residents arc
being given lending parts in the pro
grams that are being arranged.
In nd.lition to tin- Hiitish, Krero-h
B'ld Italians who are participating,
there will be .Tapuiu'B.i an. I ChnieM
Belgians, Serbians, Kiiiiianian, Kns
fiai, Cr.c ho HIovVkn, Swedish. Norwe
gians, lanes, Portuguese, Spanish,
((reeks, Poles, Armenians and many
CIVIL SUNDRY VlLL IS
PASSED BY LOWER HOUSE
WASHINGTON, Juue4--i Associat
ed Pressl The house this afternoon
passed the sundry civil appropriations
bill, totaling two and one half billions
PLOTS TO HIDE
Says He Has Three Instances
Where Corporations Attempted
To Sell To American Corpora
tions Receiving Only Notes
AS TO FOE HOLDINGS
Notes Were Accepted In Expec
tation That War Would End -Before
They Fell Due and Prop- ,
erty Would Revert Back
NEW YORK, June 25 (As
sociated Press) Plots to. ' '
hide enemy assets in the United - v
States under the cloak of Ameri' .
can corporations were last night
revealed by A. Mitchell Palmer, ,
custodian of enemy property. He
charges that Americans were in
volved 3a these conspiracies and ' .
that returns were falsified so as ,
jjto' jhojtt .that hO'enemy property "
was tie cu V ' v. Vj w . .
; Custodian Palmer Says that he-.,
has three instances, of sucVeffortsT
to conceal enemy. property or to
make arrangements such that the V
property would be restored to the
enemy intact at the close of the .'
war. ' V'
In his statement the custodian
says that three German owned
companies j planned to sell their ,
assets to American corporations ,
without cash consideration but
for notes which were not to be
payable for three years, it being '
hoped or believed that before
those notes should fall due the
war would be ended and the prop?
erty could be passed back to the v
present enemy owners with accre
tions and profits. (
He also alleges that these three '
corporations falsified their returns
so as to show, after such attempt- '
ed sales, that no enemy property
w. . a. .
RAPID GROWTH OF
NAVY IS REPORTED
Personnel of All Forces In That
Branch of Service Four Hun
dred and Fifty Thousand
WASHINGTON, ' jun 84 (Offlelal)
-Hapid growth in the ny la reported
by Secretary Daniels who today gave
out figures on its personnel, officer and
men. Knlistmtnts are eomiag faster
than ever, the week ending June 0,
having surpassed all previous records
with 14,406 volunteer.
There are now slightly mora than
430,000 officers and men in the service
of the navy, 423,808 enlisted men and
26,285 officers. The totals of the varl
ous departments or divisions whlek go
to make up this grand total are regu
lar navy 215,002, naval reserves 163,
L'o0, nation volunteer 18,785, marine
corps 41,89 and coast guards 0228.
Since the first publication of the sue
cesses won by th marine eorpa In it
fighting in France the recruiting office
have been crowded with young men
who are enthusiastically anxious to join
tbat branch of the service.
GREAT STEEL PLANTS
BAN FBANCISOO. June 24 (Offl
cial) Great steel mills are to be erect.
d on the Pacific Coaat designed to meet
the demands of the wonderful
building industry that baa
and which uow le
lead the w