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EVENING LEPGER-PHILADELPHIA, flATTJRDAY, JULY 17, ...lOlSj
ITALIANS WIN STRONG
PASSES IN TYROL ALPS,
WEST OF LAKE GARDA
Austrian Attack Repulsed
in Val Camonica and
Counter - Assault by
Italy's Troops Drivos
DUE PASSIDI 3000
IN VALLE CAMONICA
TURKISH TROOPS DEFENDING GALLIPOLI PENINSULA
Gli Austriaci Abbanonano
Parecchi Grossl Cannoni.
Salandra ad Un Consigio
di Guerra al Fronte di
ROME, July 17. Another success for
th Italian army Which Igvnded Auitrla
west of Lake Oarda itfotlcMy repotted
today. The Kalians have occupied vro
mart) Important mountain passes In the
Vat Camonica, In the western part ot
In the Carnlo Passes the IUllans and
Austrian are engaged In fierce fighting
In fogs And darkness upon the lofty
Upon the Ifonzo front the Auatrlans are
battering away nt the Italians with their
big- guns In an effort to check the slow
but methodical advanco of the Invaders.
The cannonade Js varied with night at
tacks, Tho ofllclal report of "(lie Italian General
"In Val Camonica the enemy has pasted
the towns of Vcnerocolo and llrlzlo, at
tacking with large forces our positions
near tho spot where Garibaldi took
refuge. Our troops repulsed tho Austrian
attacks and took a number of prisoners.
We also occupied two mountain passes
having an altitude of SOW metres.
"In the- Carnlo Alps tho enemy taking
advantage of fogs and darkness, attacked
on the afternoon and night ot July 14
between. Monte Cogllano and Plizo Avo
stano, losing 33 men.
"Upon the lsonso front thero Is no
charige. Tho enemy delivered night at
tacks and has been bombarding our posi
tions with heavy artillery In an effort to
Indict large lasses and to check our slow
advance. The cannonades of the enemy
were also designed to compel our bat
teries to exchange Arc, thus revealing our
The Idea Natlonale states that Em
peror Francis Joseph of Austria has
been compelled to abandon his contem
plated visit to the front in the soUth
western theatre of war owing to per
sonal and mental condition.
Tho war between Italy and Austria
was a, hard blow to tho aged monarch,
and since hostilities began ho Is reported
to have suffered continually from hallu
cinations, frequently Inquiring if his nrm
ls are ready to advance" In Trentlno to
crush the enemy,
""The Austrian Emperor's mental state
arouses tho greatest pity,'1 said tho Udea
Nacionale. "It is feared that one of the
paroxyms of rago which frequently visit
the aged ruler may prove fatal."
it Is learned that an Important council
of war was held by the Austrlnns nt
Toblaoh on July 12, when it was decided
td mobllii) tho whole1 civil population of
Axistriarttuhgary and to strengthen iho
fortifications around Klagenfurt and
Qratz. Since the occupation of Falcarcgo
by the Italians the Austrian lines of com
munication have been In great danger.
ItOMA, 17 I.ugllo.
II comunlcato uftlclale odlerno annuncla,
un nuovo succeaso delta a mil Italians ad
ovest del Lago dl Oarda. Oil ltatlanl
hanno oecupato due attre montagne
Important! nella Val Camonica.
I liie pass! occupatl dagll Itallani nella
Vrtllo Camonica sono quelll dl Hrlzlo e dl
Veneroccblo. Questl due passl che sono
ad un'nltensa dl circa 3000 metrl, si tro
vano n sud-est delta Val Camonica, cd a
sud' del l'asso dl Tonate, e preclsamento
sul gruppo dell'Adamtllo. L localltn"
occupnto dalle truppa Itallano sono n
pbchlsslme mlglla dal confine, ma la loro
linportanza non e' nella mstnnsa dal con
fine quanto nel fatto che da qtiello alto
montagne si domlnano la poslzlonl au
striache dl difosa del masslccio delta
rrcianella o della testa dl Val dl Sole,
Le truppo nlptno Itallano si Impndronl
rono del due passl dopo aver resplnto
vlolentl attncchl del nemlco che, InsegultO
sublto e molto da vlclno, fu costretto ad
nbhnndonure nella sua prcclpitosa rltlratn
parecchi innnonl dl grosso callbro che
caddcro nelle mnnl degll Itallani.
Nello Alpl Cafnlcho itallani ed austriaci
sono imprgnatl In vlolentl combattlmentl
che el svolgono nella nabbla ed al bulo
0 su dl un terreno rotto da roccle
But fronte dolt'Iaonxo gll austriaci si
oppongono alia avaniata degll Itallani con
1 loro gross! cannoni, sperando dl ar
restarll nella loro metodlca 0 costante
marclft Verso II loro oblctttvo. Al duolll
dl artlgllerla che si hanno durante II
glorno succedono spesso nttachl notturnl
dcno rantn'ic. Ecco 11 testo del comunl
cato ufflclale dl questa matttna;
"Nella Val Camonica II nemlco ha
pnsaato I vlllaggl dl Vcnerocolo o dl
llrlzlo, uttaccando con grandl forze le
poslzlonl nostre dove Garibaldi si rlfuglo'
no 18G6. I.e nostro truppe resplnscro gll
nuitrlacl 0 fecero parecchi prlglonlerl
Nol nbblamo pure oecupato due passl dl
inontagna net un' attezza dl 3000 metri.
"Nelle Alpl Carnlche II nemlco, await
tagglandosl della nebbia 0 deiroscurttn',
nttacco' nel pomerlggio e nella sera del
14 Lugll ole nostre poslzlonl tra Monto
Cogllano o I'lzzo Avostono, o vl pcrdetto
S3 uomlnl, II nemlco ha esegulto attac
chl notturnl ed ha bombardato lo nostre
poslzlonl con la sua grossa artlgllerla
sperando dl Infliggercl gravl pordlte o dl
nrrcstare la nostra avanzata, e sperando
ailcho dl obbligaro la nostra artlgllerla a
rispondcre al fuoco 0 rivelare cosl la sua
SUMX POBI55IONI PREBE.
'fih 'i ft1 1 yyP'ii11'! ' 11 4k WwMimml
w ! i lis i in mill sin ii 1 1 iii i 'i'j-.. .. ' .. sissuM- jkz2rii9ije'. . s-..i tfusa a
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Soldiers of tho Sultan aro reported to have lost 7G00 men in their most recent attack on tho Allies' trenches.
They fight with cntiro indifference to the most deadly firo.
GERMAN ARMY 44 MILES
FROM CAPITAL OF POLAND
Continued from I'age Oi)e
BERLIN COUNCIL VOTES
LOAN OF $57,000,000
Imports pf Financial Difficulties of
' , BERLIN, July 17,
TThn Berlin Municipal Council' today
passed without debate an ordinance Tjro
vJdlnff for the Isitie of .n loan of $37,000,000.
Tho Overseas News Agency Issued the
following statement today In referenco to
"Rumors that German banking spe
cialists Informed, Emperor William; that
tho nation's financial strength Is" ex
hausted and that Germany would be un
nblo to endure a second winter campaign
ore declared to be absolute nonsense by
the best authorities, who say, oh the con
trary, that Germany's financial condition
U excellent and that tho country will be
able to hold out longer than any of the
ITALIAN KING, PREMIER
AND GENERALS CONFER
UDI?JE, July J7.-Prem'ler Salandra to
day returned to the front lo pajrtlclpntp
In a council of war presided over hj
King Victor Emmanuel, at whleti Gen
eral Count Cadorna, chldf qf the Italian
General ,Staffr and General Forro, assist,
ant chje( of ntuff, expounded the military
situation. General Porro has Just re
turned frqm the western front.
Pjerplef Salandra's visit also was for
the purpose of submitting- to the 'King
several decrees dealing with Internal af
fairs. Including that appointing Slgnor
Barzllal a Cabinet Minister. This action
has a special meaning, as Slgnor Barzllal
waa appointed a, deputy to Rome years
ago because he was a native of Trieste.
as a protest against Austria, and typify.
Ing Italian aspirations to redeem the
WASHINGTON. July 17.
For eastern Pennsylvania and Now Jer
seyProbably fair and not quite so warm
tonight una Sunday; light to moderate
The low pressure area that covered the
Iake region yesterday morning now over
lir the St Lawrence valley and New
Englsnd. Tho resultant precipitation
i en, extends fronj New England south
westward over Pennsylvania o southern
Kansas. Thsre were also showers In
Sputh Dakota, Montana and ths Paclflo
nonhwwt No marked departure from
normal temperaturo obtain this morning,
except In a few localities In the West,
y.here readings are from 1 to IS degrees
below normal. There Is a, slight excess
tn th Atlantic BtatM from New Jersey
southward, tho 8 a. m. readings being
generally5 S9 degrees or above.
U. 8. Weather Bureau Bulletin
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Gll Itallani vanno fortlfldando ed organ
Izrando tutto le poslzlonl da loro' conqul
State, glacche o' rogola del generate Ca
dorna che tutte le poslzlonl tolte al
nemlco d,ebbuna iublto eesere messe In
condlzlono dl pater Mttdrloaamente resist
ere di tentattyl , austriaci dl rlpreiiderle,
Cosl'. montre avanzanb. srll ltnllnnl mv.
fcno triuceo e costnilscono plattoformo
per 1 cannoni dl grosso callbro, Moltl
puntl lungo 11 frdnte' Itallano sono statl
trasformatl In verl -campl- trinceratl' nel
quail Bono state accumulate grandl quan
tita' dl munlzionl, o dl provvlste e ehe
servono In certo modo anche da bail dl
II presldente del Conslgllo del mlnlstrl,
on. Salandra, rltom'o lerl al fronte per
parteclpare nd un Importante conslgllo dl
guerra tenuto sotto la prealdenza di re
.Jtiorlo jsmmanuele. Al conslgllo parte
clpavano anche II generate Cadorna,
comandante in capo delle fbrze Itallaho,
ed II generale Porro, sottocapo dl Stato
Mnggloro, il quale ultimo rltorno, solo
P.ochl glornl fa dal fronte francese.
Altro motlvo delta' vlslta del presldente
del Conslgllo e' stato quello dl ottenere
l'approvazlone del re per ntcunl decretl,
tra 1 qunll quello eon cut 1'on. Barzllal
e l'on. Blssoiatl sono nomlnatl membri
del Gablnetto, sensa portafogll. La nom
ina dl Barzllal ha uno speclale algnlfl
catn perghe' egll a' natlvo dl Trieste e
da ben 25 annl rappresenta alia Camera
uno del collegl dl Roma. Egll e" sempre
stato II rappresentante delle asplrozlont
r.azlonall delle terre Irredente. Nel tempo
medeslmo la sua accettazonlone e" con
slderata come una Tlnuncla alio sue Idee
repubbllcane, segue In questa sua rln
uncla I'esemplo dl Garibaldi o dl Crlspl,
I quail Jasclarono da parte 1 lorq Ideall
polltlcl quando la monarchln si feco stru.
mento di unmovlmcnto prettaipente na
zlonale. LA SITUAZIONE MILITABE
Lungo una gran parte del fronte dl
battaglia Italo-austrlaco la principal
azlone e quelia deirartlglierla. Glorno
e notto le batterle Itallane bombardano
le poslzlopl fortlflcoto nustriacho nel
Trentlno, nel Cadoie o sull'alto- Isonzo.
dove-gla' moltl fortlsslmt murl sono statl
abbattuti e parecchi cupol? dl ncclalo
Bono state mandate Jn pezzl,, Spccfal
mento felcl sono state le operazloni
contro II grupp6 dl fortlflcazlonl dl Lan
dro, che vanno a poco a poco cadendo
sotto I colpl del grossl cannoni Itallani.
Nel tempo medeslmo In auesta raarlonn
comlncla ad ngire la fanterla. Dopo un
vlolento bombardamento del fortl dl
Sexten, nella valle omonlma, si ebbero
parecchi scontrl fanterla che hanno messo
gll Italian! sulle alture dl Zelllenkofel e
II lavoro dell'arllgllerla Itallana contra
la catena del fortl austriaci e' tale che
rlchlede molta pazlenza, o nessun para
gone e" ponlblle tra I fortl che I tedescht
ridussero cosl presto nel Belgto e quell!
che sono ora battutl dagll Itallana.
Questl fortl austriaci sono quasi tuttl dl
recento costruztone, modernl In tuttl I
loro partjcolarl, ed inoltre sbno sltuatl In
montagna, alio sbocco dl passt strettl a
dlfflclll, tall insomma cho possono essere
avvlclnatt spesso da un sola lata, proprlo
dove ess sono statl preparatl per una'
lunga reelstenca. cost l lavoro dello
groue batterle Itallane e' lungo e tedloso.
Gll austriaci dlfendono 1 loro denies con
conslderevoll forze dl fanterla, ed II com
pltn degll Italian! dl conqulstare la posl
zlonl elevato ' uno del plu dlfflclll ehe si
possa Immaglpare. Ma ' neceisarlo
perche' e' appunto da quest? Dosltlont
elevate che e' posslblle battere ( .fortl.
Pero' la catena del fortl austriaci estate
ohe deve reslstere tutta lntera, glaccha
se la catena e' rotta In un solo punto
ssa brds tutta la ua Importanza, non
solo, ma puo anche costltulre un perlcolo
per I dlftnsorl.
FRANCESCO UIUSBPPB MALATO.
1,'Idea Nazlonale dlee aha I'lmperatore
Francesco Giuseppe e' stato epstretto a
rlnundare alia sua progetta vlslta al
fronts Itallano pereho" tf ammalatq ftsi
oawtole a mantajmente. La guerra tra
ItaHa d Austria e' stata un grave colpo
pr M veashlo monarea da quando In
cominatawoa ostlllt' U ha Joffertp
dl alluctiiaini, domandando po
I uol arell erano ptontl ad avaatara
dal Trentlno per achlacciar U arirute
I! irKwMl dlM ch l csndiiioAt meatall
dfl'twekeratore dcaiagp le plu' gravi au
prenakuU si tm die uno di juros
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mwjtoo dbto tfargU fatato.
m apprenda eb un twpotaDte aa
JW guerra fu beguto H U aorrente a
TohJMii. at deU dj nwbittgMr tuita
la iHsjwlastone cMIe delta Stlria per
mflfr t forUAcazionl attorns a
Klagrlurt Oralx Dal gioroo In cul
till itallani haotio oecupato Ut somoita'
UJ iMtwHi di F(U4Mu la Un dt 1-wannl
ctivoa dacU auatrts rf , iai i ui.
night In tho sector of Grabowo and Oplnl
gura, but their ossaultB broke down 400
paces from our front.
"Between Clechanow and Wyszograd
(on the Vistula's north bank) there were
advance guard engagements.
IN CENTRAL POLAND.
"In central Poland, on tho left bank
of tho Vistula ami south of the Plllcn,
there was riflo iirlng. South of tho Pll
lcn tho enemy attempted an offensive on
Thursday along tho two roads leading to
Radom from tho northwest, but was re
pulsed by our counter-attacks. In tho
other sectors of this region patrol en
"In tho Lublin district tho situation be
tweon tho Vistula and Vleprz Rivers Is
unchanged. Between tho Vleprz, as well
n.i in tho sector on tho Bug below Krys
tynopol, thero have been vigorous ad
vanco guard engagements,
"In tho district of the villages of Orabo
grcw, as well as south of Subechow and
on tho Bug below Sokol, lighting has been
resumed. Along tho course of the lower
Zlotn Llpa violent artillery and rifle lire
Is going on. Near the mouth of this river
the enemy made an attack, but was re
pulsed. '.'On the Dniester fighting continues. We
attacked two forces of the enemy which
crossed ths river near Ivanjojar and
GERMANS MOVE ON RIGA;
MAY AIM AT PETROGRAD
LONDON, July 17.
To-day's news frpm tho eastern front
reveals great activity nt the two ex
tremities of the 400-mile battlo line, tho
Austrians, according to an ofllclal stntQ.
ment from Vienna, having crossed tho
Dniester In llukowlna, near the Uessara
blan frontier of Russia, while tho Ger
mans have strongly reinforced their
armies In tho Baltic provinces nnd op
pressing north .and east toward Riga.
Advices from Petrogrnd Indicate that
the Austrian offensive on the extreme
south is not taken seriously theie, being
regarded as chiefly a political move mndo
for its effect on tho dellcato negotiations
with Rumania for her benevolent neu
trality or nctlve support. Austria is un
derstood to- have offered Besenrabla,
which la people to a considerable extent
by Rumanians, to Itufnnnla, nnd It Is be
lieved here, as A'elJ'As in Pctrograd, that
her attempt in th'fs 'direction Is tha sequel
to this otter. .
Dispatches to tha Morning Post from
Petrogrud, howecr, indicate that the
drive at Riga, In tho extreme north, Is
a much more serious military measure.
Riga Is a much more Important city than
Llbau, which has been ocoupled by the
Germans. It is a wealthy seaport, nnd
one of Rusla's two great naval bnses In
tho Baltic. German forces have within
the last few months penetrated to within
a few miles of tho city, but these were
little more than cavalry raiding; parties.
Tho present advance, however, appears to
be supported by strong forces.
"Our troops have crossed tho Wlndau
River, north of Koltlnyani, In an easterly
direction," says tho ofllclal dispatch from
Berlin today, (The V'lndau is ,ln tho
Province of Courland, flowing Into the
Baltic, and about 60 miles west of the
Gulf of Riga.)
JThls announcement bears .out the Morp
Ing Post dispatch from Pctrograd, which
stntes that the" Germans ofp advancing
between Llbau and ShavH.''m a CO Or
70-mlle front, their Tef t Vesllrifc4 on" the
Baltic and the right on" the positions'
which they haVe held -for several months,
AUSTRIANS TAKE 1300 SLAV
PRISONERS .ON DNIESTER . HIVER
VIENNA, via Amsterdam. Julv 17.
Fighting has been renewed on tho
Dniester and. around-Bakal, both In Oa
licia, according to tho official statement
of the War Office mado public last night.
The Austrians nro taking prisoners and
making advances. The statement Is as
"Engagements are proceeding on the
Dniester. The attempts of the Russians
to defeat our'trodps which advanced lo
the northern bank were unsuccessful.
"We captured 12 oftlcera and 1300 men, with
three machlno guns. The Seventh Cary-,
than Regiment participated In the cross
Ing of tho Dniester and In the subsequent
fighting and gave renewed proof of
"In the region of Bokal thero was
heavy fighting. Our troops took several
points of support, Including the Convent
of tho Bernardlnes, near Sokal (Bokal is
In northern Gallcla). Elsewhere the gen
eral situation Is unchanged."
GERMANS PLAN TO ENCIRCLE '
RUSSIAN FORCES IN POLAND
LONDON. July 17.
A dispatch to tho Chronicle from Petro
grad gives a clear exposition of the pres
ent Germnn strategy, as It is Interpreted
by tha Russian military leaders.
"The objective of tho German strategy
is clearly, this time, not Warsaw alone,"
tho correspondent says. "Tho time has
gone by when the Germans could be sat
isfied with merely political sucesses,. Illn
denburg, In the north, and Mackensen, In
the south, are co-operating In a herculean
effort to destroy the Russian army, a
considerable part ot which Is now con
centrated In Poland,"
The German advance, he then points
out, probably will attempt to follow the
lines of tho principal rivers In Poland.
From the south, Mackensen'a army,
which for the present appears to bo
marking time between the Vistula and
the Rug, Is to advance up the Bug toward
Brest-Lltovsk, while Illndenburg, from
tho north, strikes down across the lino
of the Narew to Ita confluence with tha
Vistula, near Novo-Georglevsk.
Just north of Novo-Georg(evsk Is the
Junction of the Narew and the Bug. Thus,
the Russian strategists conclude, Illn
denburg and Mackensen, fighting forward
from opposite sides, hope to effect a Junc
tion somewhere near Brest-Lltbvsk, when
their line would run solidly along the
river, from the Vistula to the Narew, and
thence to the Bug, and the Russian
armies would be completely cut off and
surrounded In the whole vast area of
Against the success of this plan tha
Russians argue that they have the ad
vantage of possessing the Interior lines,
nnd of such railway systems as there ara
In Poland. Moreover, the Chronicle cor
respondent declares, the Russian muni
tions shortage, although serious, Is not so
dangerous as It was, and Is being reme
died more rapidly and energetically than
persona outside Russia suppose.
Investigation Proves No
Explosives Were in Car
go, as Germans Charged.
Attack Made With Pur
pose of Taking Lives.
LONDON, July 17.
That the liner Lualtanla was destroyed
with a loss of more than 1000 lives by
two torpedoes fired'' by a German sub
marine without warning and not by an
explosion of ammunition in her enrgo is
the chief feature of tha verdict rendered
today by Lord Mersey, who presided at
the Investigation into tho sinking of the
Cunaidcr oh May 7.
The verdict criticises tho failure of Cap
tain William T. Turner to follow the di
rections given him by the British Ad
miralty, but sums up the Judgment
against the German Admiralty in these
"The wholo blamo for tho catastrophe
was solely upon thoso who plotted nnd
committed the crime."
In tho verdict Lord Mersey emphasized
First. The Lualtanla was atruok almost'
simultaneously by Jivo. torpedoes.
Pecond. Tho liner was attacked not
nWrA7.wlth a view, to flnkinK,hcr, but
nfsq w7tAtto,j)uj-po5f ofca&s.tnglbM of
life. J ' r
Third.. The- Lu.sltanla.w.as, unarmed,
fJhe.. carried, no concealed guns, no trained
gunners' and no .frafne'd.' troops., ib'o ves
sel had on board ,a flupiber of .cajjea of
cartridges which were, entered ,In her
manifest, but hKd no other ammunition
Bogus Baronet Begs Sentence
NEW YORK, July 17. - "Sir Henry
Sterling," bogus English baronet, will bo
sentenced today for using tho malls to
defraud. He begged yesterday to ba sen
tenced, declaring tho. suspense was ter
rible, because, It Is said, he feared that
If he were deported he would be liable to
execution as a British army deserter "
Phlladelphlan "Injured in Wreck
NQR.RI8TOWN. Pa July 17,-FIvo cars
wore wrpeked and Freight brakeman John
Relss, of HO West Pemi street, Philadel
phia, had a leg fractured In an accident at
Abrams this morning. Relss was taken
to tho hospital here. The accident was
due to a freight train baoklng In on a
FRENCH HURL BACK
GERMANS IN ATTACKS
AGAINST HILL NO, 263
Teutons Fight in Vain to
Forming Vital Link of
Verdun Defenses Bat
tles at Many Points.
Furious attacks were made by the- Ger
mans nt many points along tho French
lino during the. night, but the War Office
announced this afternoon that all had
Ip. tho Arras district the Germans con
tinued their bombardment of the French
positions, the cannonade being particu
larly heavy between Neuvllle St, Vanst
and Rollncourt. Two German attacks
against Hill Nd, m, west t( fldurerlllee,
"In Lorraine the Germans began nn at
tnclt on tho French trenches In tho foredt
of Parroy at 1 o'clock this mornlrig. This
wan completely broken up, while tho
French artillery halted tho Germans'
efforts to regain lost ground near J3an-de-
"A surprise attack by the Germans
ngnlnst tho French works near the village
of Uonhomme under cover of darkness
was also repulsed,
The text of tho official communlquo fol
lows: "In tho region north of Arras n cannon
ndo continued all night, being particularly
violent north of Souchoz and also be
tween Neuvllle St. Vnnst and Rollhcourt,
"In the Argonne, In the vicinity of
Mario Thoresc, thero has been bomb and
"Thero was a sovoro cannonade at tho
"Two Oorman attacks against our posl-
tion on urn wo. sm weai of n.u.
vlllcs vrtre repulsed ill
"On tho heights of tho Mcus th i...
bardment In tho region of L iiS
and flouvaux Continued during tho wfi
attack agAlnt,vour trenches in the toutiS
eastern portlbn of the forest pf patM?
nt 1 o'clock yesterday morning but 1
was repuUed nnd the assailants were dt
"In tho Vosgen last evening the entn?
attaoktd tho positions which they Hi'
lost at Ban De Bapt, but the advanf
was cheeked by otir curtain of artiiU?
flra and by our machlno gunfire.
"Tho . Germans nttompled a coup
main at 11 o'clock at night agalntt T o
works on Tournles farm, 1600 rnttW
northwest of tho village of Bon Hommi
but It was a completo failure."
BERLIN GETS INFORMATION '
THROUGH LEAK AT CANljfij
Facts of Nobrnsknn Inquiry Prompt
Sent to Germany. '
WABHINQTON, July i Jjj
Some metal fragments rrom the hei
of the torpedo which was tired Into the'
American steamship Hebraskan wereifnff
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Is believed to be duo to the efDclenevVSa
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metal tost wero mado known, 4l
This higniy signincant occurrence if
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FKENCH AIRME1ST SET FIRE
TO GERMAN SHELL DEPOTS
LONDON. July 17.
An air raid on a German military sta
tion at Chauny, an Island town In the
Olse, 'Is reported In the French otttclal
statement, whloh says;
"A squadron of 10 aeroplanes yester
day dropped " sheila or 79 MM. calibre,
nnd six large bombs on. the military sta
tion at Chauny, where there are Impor
tant depots of war material. Pi., w-oi..
out In two places. A barge was blown
up on tha Olsa Canal." "
The Berlin offlclsl says:
"Our aviators dropped bombs on enemy
ttoops in Qerardmer (In the Vosgii
mountains, 18 miles aouth of Saint :Dle),"
FRENCH LOSSES IN ARRAS
BATTLE 78,300, SAYS BERLIN
n R It LIN, July 17.
French losses In the great battle around
Arras ara officially estimated at tha Qer
man War, Qfnce nt ,30O Wiled, wounded
and captured. An Ofnelal statement is.
sued today says thaf the Freneh roUtSJ-y
authorities ara kaeplng their casualty
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tttM have auewedad by different means,
partUuJsrly by question!? prlaanajra, In
ofctiaioliig aeeurate srutM In rsrd to
the weeny's los.
TJie French Qe-vwrnsneHt." the stau-
ITAWANS ACCUSE AtlSTRJANS
OF FIRING OU Jf8D?RW' VUG
ROMB, July U.-Auatrifr ttoopa Hrd
vsm a pany of lialls Har MonfaioMe,
wu viafe enisnl in burying Austrian
soUlara. accordtne to IMW agncy os
Vtch rectKttl hr t4y. woumUn a
IHtfVI aitd tw Italia aoltfier te
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flag, the Jlspjirhaj s4,
ment concluded, "endeavors to belittle the
grent German successes n the Argonne
fore; , where we to pressing on Verdun,
but It Is noted that tha French are mak!:
ing furious attacks Jn their attempts to
regain, the Im6 positions. These Sttaeks
ha.ve been repulsed. at
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