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Many Killed in Attempt to
Open Line Between Vera
Cruz and Capital.
DYNAMITE HALTS PEACE
Zapata Men Believed to Have
Held Up and Plundered
13,000 TONS OF FOOD GIVEN
Carranza Agency Claims Employment
Is Furnished for 201000
Galveston. July IS. The first train
from Vera Cruz to Mexico City, dis
patched from the seaport town on Wed
nesday, was blown up near Apizaea and
three cars crowded with soldiers were
blown to atoms. thlrty-fHe foreigners
were killed, and many other passengers
Not to be discouraged by the tragic
fate of the train, which was to have ef
fected the reopening of communication
Tilth the isolated capita! city and the
consequent inauguration of a more
peaceful era. a second train was dis
patched on the following day. but this,
too. met with disaster. Bandits, pre
sumably members of the shattered Zapa-
tiasta force which was driien from Mx
iro City by Gen Obregon. held up and
robbed the train, subsequently cutting all
lines of communication. Activities of the
bandits hae become more pronounced
all along the line of the railway
Conditions In Vera Cruz continue
chaotic. Food exportation from that port
is uninterrupted, while the American
Red Cross continues to supply food for
the starving natives. Hungry women
and children daily glean from the docks
whatever grain leaks from the sacks be
ing loaded aboard steamers for shipment
to the United States. '
Americans Hard Hit.
Americans in Vera Cruz were hard hit
one. business man having In his pos
session 400.00f pesos of the currency.
Stephen Bonsall. head of the American
Red Cross in Mexico, is reported in dis
patches reaching here as greatly dis
couraged with the prospect of afford
ing rejief to the needy
"Unless the United States tries im
mediate action in forcing the constitu
tionalists to permit unrestricted distri
bution bf food to the natives, unspeak
able horrors are certain to come." he
said "The staned peons are now but
one ftep remoed from cannibalism, with
the m-ntal attitude of the lowest bar
HUNGRY INMEXICO CITY
GET 13,000 TONS OF FOOD
Organized relief work ii now well un
der wiy in Mexico Citv under tn- 11
rection of Gen Gonzales, according to
reports receiied In the Carranza agency
It is stated thit 7,m toni of foodstuff-!,
which were ent in "s soon as Gonzales
had occupied the capital are being dis
tributed b the contitutiona!ist officials
In co-operation with the international
committee Relief d-pot have been es
tibll"hed in all parts of the city and
thoe ere to be further supplied from
shipment of r.noo tons of food which
What Is pointed to as the most import
ant step toward relief of the acute sit
uation in the capital ij the ftct tint
the authorities hae resumed operations
on important public works, and hae
a!rad gien empIomnt to 10.000 men
It was the cessation of all public works
roan ears ago and the resultant en
forced idleness of thousands of men that
was largely responsible for the destitu
tion of many families The sanitary
works of the city are blng put In good
condition, having been much neglected
during the possession of the city by the
The money situation is admitted to be
a serious-problem owing to the fact, ac
cording to the Carranzitay. that coun
terflelt constitutional money was Is
sued In large quantities by the Zapatis
tas. It Is stated that agencies for the
distribution of genuine Carranza money
were established yesterday, and that the
situation will soon be relieved In this
On the eve of President Wltson's return
to Washington the Vllllstas last night
made public a resume of the -platform
for which. It Is declared, they are con
tending. This platform, which has fre--quently
been before the United States
government and the American public
in the course of the last year, declares
for about all the reforms that could be
asked for In Mexico. It Includes the
subordination of the military power to
the civil authorities, prohibition of the
re-election ot the President, reform of
thetjudlclary. agrarl&ri laws and the
educational system' sand development of
vratural resources without monopoly.
As an immediate' program, the Vlllls
tas are pledged to secure as soon as pos
sible the election of a- new congress,
.choice of new Judges, to call elections
for the presidency and various economic
financial and political legislation meas
Spies and Thieves Barred
From U. S.
Loss of State Secrets from State, War and Navy Depart
ments Forces Officials to Adopt Strict Regulations
Against Prowlers Important Papers Stolen.
The State War and Navy Building is
on guard against spies
Commencing yesterday strict meas
ures, designed to guard against the loss
01 invaluable military and state secrets
is in effect, with the .result that it
would be about as easy for an unrecog
nized civilian to prowl around the
building after office hours as it would
be to extract a fortune from the vaults
of the Treasury.
From now on no one will be per
mitted to enter the big building after
office hours without t. pass issued by
the chief clerk of one of the executive
departments, or by the superintendent
of the building. Uniformed watchmen
at all the doors are under orders to
stop all who have not such passes. No
one is to be permitted to visit more
than one office on a single pass. A
complete record of the comings and go
ings of visitors is to be kept.
Uniformed watchmen will patrol the
long corridors at regular intervals,
and a complete system of electrical re
porting has been installed, so that the
patrol order can be enforced.
Officials in the Navy and War Depart
ments have known for some time of the
existence of a mjsterious power which
was able to bring about the disappear
ance of valuable papers from the desks
IN SEA OF FLAME,
FRENCH PRESS ON
Germans Strive, Using Burning Liquid
in Assaults, to Check Enemy's
London. July 1 With desperate energy
and using burning liquids which convert
ed the trench objectives into a sea of
flame, the Germans are continuing their
effort to shatter the French offensive
on the heights of the Meuse and save
the German lines of communication.
The French report tonight chronicles
heavy losses Inflicted on the attacking
Germans during the day, following the
recapture by the French of a section of
the line taken hy the Germans en the
ridge south of the Sonvaux ravine, on
the sector between the Calonne trenches
and Les Eparges Here the only really
notable infantry actions of the day oc
curred. On the remainder of the front, par
ticularly in the region of Arras and
near Souchez, artillery engagements have
SPY SUSPECTS ARE PUT
TO TORTURE BY TURKS
Even Those Falling Under Suspicion
Flogged "to Maintain Public
Cairo. July 18. A European at Constan
tinople reports that there are nearly 50.
flon wounded at Constantinople besides
those In Adrianople. Smyrna, Dardanelles
and Sea of Marmora ports. The propor
tion of killed among the Turks Is high.
On the other hand sanitary conditions
among the troops are good, although
cases of tentanus are not infrequent
among the wounded The heavy casual
ty lists appear to be the only cause of
anxiety at the Porte. To fill the gaps In
the Gallipoli army nearly all of the Con
stantinople police and gendarmery have
been sent to the front.
Owing to the ubiquity of spies severe
treatment, such as flogging and torture,
has been meted out to all suspects In
order "to maintain public peace."
MIKADO TO GET A BIBLE.
Will He Presented tn Htm on His
Coronntlon Day. "
San Fmnclsco. July 18 On his cor
onation day, November 10, the Em
peror of Japan will receive a Bible,
printed in English, the flrM English
Bible, it is said, to enter the imperial
palace of Japan It Is to be the gift
of i.OOO Japanese members of Chris
tian churches In America.
Dr. E. A. Strug and Iter. K.
Mizaki. of San Francisco, who have
arranged the presentation, have re
ceived notification of the Emperor's
Whiskers, Pills and Stove Polish
Are Mighty Poor Stuff for Bombs
St. Paul. Minn. July 18. "Whiskers won't blow up. The bureau of
combustibles found this out today. Otherwise the police and the whole
detective force might have been baffled by a grand bomb outrage and'a
plot that would have wound back In its ramifications to the Emperor of
Umbadlno. who may be an anarchist or a German spy In disguise.
A small pasteboard box came mysteriously to the office to Gov. W, S.
Hammond. C. it. Andrlst. the governor's secretary, -put down lils paper
in which he had been reading ot recent bomb" plots and opened the pack
age. There was a fuse, which Is most any ene's cue to let well
enough alone. J
Mr. Andrlst called the detectives and combustible men. The box was
treated with the utmost courtesy. In It was a sn-all bottle filled with a
liquid. A wire extended to a cartridge, long ani lare. There was a
small mirror next and some pllls.'good for polishing stoves, or tor son-
burn or headache, and then some whiskers. j
Inclosed find a sample of my beard." read as inscription, and under
it were me worasj -America's appeal
versa 1 humanity, stop. this war."
Tne detectives lighted the fuse, and it buried rlgrht down to the
whiskers. But the whiskers didn't blow up. The detectives refused-to
discuss tne color of the whiskers.
. .C?.. A . -P- T3s
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and lockers in offices. That it could be
accomplished under the old order was
demonstrated by the theft on Inaugura
tion Pay of the plans for the new Dread
nought Pennsylvania, stolen from a table
in the drafting room. Since that time,
numerous important papers have dis
At this time It Is important that state
papers be safe from theft. The State
Department Is conducting serious nego
tiations with Germany and Great Bri
tain, and has problems before it in Japan
and Mexico as well.
The bureaus of Construction and Re
pair snd Steam Engineering in the Navy
Department are working on Important
naval secrets as to submarine construc
tion, hydro-aeroplane building, torpedo
protection and other problems presented
by the European war. In the War De
partment plans for the complete reor
ganization of the army are now nearing
completion by Secretary Garrison and the
general staff. Reports of experiments in
ordnance, motors, transport problems,
etc., are In the various desks and would
be of great value If later they should
find their way into the hands of a hostile
Hitherto access to these offices has
been a simple matter, the visitor being
required merely to state some specific
ST. SWITHIN'S POWER
GETS SEVERE JOLT
Day Goes by Without Rain and Hearts
of the Superstitious
In the homes of the superstitious last
night anxious faces peered out of the
windows with eyes riveted on the heav
ens. It was not the extreme heat that
kept them from their beds. Nor was It a
case of the face In the window for the
wayward son. They glanced nervously
from the sky to the clocks on the mantels
and their pulses beat faster as the hands
neared the hour of midnight.
Suddenly the clock boomed 12 and St.
Swithln!s power wsls broker it had not
rained all day, but those who believe
It an ill omen to raise an umbrella in
doors were not quick to rejoice. They
waited 'til 15, then retired In peace.
Thursday was St. Swlthln's Day. and, as
the story Is told, rain on that day means
rain for forty days. It rained and the
umbrella and rubber coat merchants re
joiced. Friday and Saturday the promise was
fulfilled and the hearts of the supersti
tlous fell lower and lower. Yesterday
evening they took hope and as night ap
proached and no rain fell they began to
grow nrvou3, fearing the power of the
heavens. But today their hearts are glad
St. Swlthin's power is broken.
BEER GOOD FIEE EXTINGUISHER
Proves Enlcacloas tn Patting;
Blase In Saloon,
Boston. Mass., July 1. Beer Is the
latest flie extinguishing fluid. The am
ber beerage proved very efficacious In
putting out a blaze at John J. Hagerty's
saloon, HM Dorchester avenue, which
might have assumed large proportions,
had It not been for the extinguisher,
in the shape of a small cask which, after
the bung was dislodged, was Juggled
with the desired effect.
There was little for the firemen to do.
and the cask was taken as the most
There was little fo rthe firemen to do.
iThey used a chemical line, however, on
the debris behind the lunch counter,
where the fire started from some hot
GERMANY MAY KEEP ALL BEER.
Likely tn Bar Rxporta, ns
Berne, Switzerland (via Paris), July 18.
It Is reported here that the German
government will Issue an onler prohibit
ing the export of all German beer.
The motive suggested is that produc
tion already has been reduced by the
war to 60 per cent of the normal volume
and that about 0 per cent of this Is
taken beforehand for the army.
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RELIEF FROM HEAT
IN POTOMAC RIVER
Charles Pafford, Treasury Clerk, Losw
Life Near Aqueduct. Bridge Col
ored Boy Is Other Victim.
Charles Li. Pafford. 24, a clerk in the ,
Treasury Department, living at Clark's
Station, Va . was drowned In the Po
tomac River yesterday above Aqueduct
Bridge. Pafford was swimming alone.
His plight was noticed by distant
bathers, but he disappeared beneath
the water before they arrived Hl3
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minutes after he had gone down.
Pafford was employed by the Inter-
nal Revenue Service. He formerly
boarded at the home of T. F. Colvln,
7S7 Fairmont street northwest, but had
gone to Clark's Station for the sum
mer. The body was Identified at the
District morgue by Mr. Colvln. Rela
tives of Pafford in Camden, Tenn.. were
Pafford's body was recovered by
Policeman F. S. Strausser, of the
Seventh precinct, and William Rey
nolds, proprietor of the Reynolds boat
house at the foot of Thirty-fourth
George Washington, a 10-year-old
colored boy living In Brown's court
southeast, drowned in the Potomac off
Ninth street while swimming yester
day. PERRY BURAL PRIVATE.
I,nvrer Who Ended Mfe Will Be
I.nld to first In Rock Creek.
The body of R. Ross Perry, prominent
attorney, who committed suicide Satur
day by shooting himself In the head at
his office In the Fcndall Building, will
be burled privately In the family lot at
Rock Creek Cemetery this afternoon.
Brief services may be conducted at the
It is probable that a large delegation
of the District Bar Association, headed
by William M. Lewln, president, will at
tend the burial In a body. Mr, Perry
was one of the oldest and best liked
members of the association.
TIPS WAITERS HE EMPLOYS.
Itestanrant Proprietor Says
Flan Works Well.
Columbus, Ohio, July IS. Manager Ben
Harman, of a local restaurant, tips his
waiters, so that with their regular
weekly stipend and the plunder picked
up from generous patrons they are rea
Harman says It pays to tip waiters.
The way he does J t is this: Each month
there is a-contest, all of the waiters be
ing entered. The one who shows the
largest receipts gets 115. The waiter
serving the largest number of persons
gets 11 0. and the third prize of 15 goes
to the best all around average for polite
Policemen Save 30 from Flames.
New York, July ,18. Thirty persons.
mostly women and children, were res
cued from a burning- tour-story tene
ment at 3)3 East 119th street today by
policemen and firemen. The fire caused
a damage estimated at 15,WJL
Now It's fold Storage Bread.
Minneapolis, Mlnn3 July. lS.r-Cold
storage bread is the .latest innovation
in. the commlssarr department of tin
farnv,at the University of Minnesota.
It has been fomna that bread placed
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j Was Plot to Kill Prisoner.
, Srwiil to Th w.rfiinrfm nmH
Millcdgevllle, Ga., July IS. The condi
tion of Leo M. Frank, whose throat was
badly cut last night, continually grows
more favorable. Tonight he Is resting
well, having regained his normal pulse
and shows every Indication that he will
Besides the constant attention given by
physicians, two trained nurses have been
employed to care for him.
Dr Glley Compton. the prison surgeon,
sajs the prognosis is favorable for
Frank's recoery. In CLse no Infection
follows from the weapon of the would
be assassin, a knife used In cutting salt
pork, and no rupture of vessels occurs
from blofid pressure or coughing spells,
eter thins will likely go well with Frank.
Prisoner-Doctor Saved Him.
In fighting oft his assailant. Frank got
gashes In both of bis hands from the
same knife. The wounds are not bad,
Dr. Rosenberg. Frank's Atlanta physl
cla,n. arrived at noon. He also thinks
Frank will recover.
Dr. J. M. McNaughton. who Is serving
a life term for murder. Is being congrat
ulated for the heroic part he played, for
it was he who rendered the first aid.
clamping the gushing vein and sfopping
the hemorrhage. Dr. McNaughton says
Frank would surely have bled to death
In five minutes. He Is much pleased over
saving the life of his fellow-prisoner.
Health Holdlns; Well.
Mrs. Leo Frank is broken down and
badly fatigued from the harrowing ex
perience of last night. She, too, thinks
her husband Is on the road to recovery.
She declares her husband is the most
wonderful man in the world 'to endure
what he has with such 'patlenre and
Every one who has seen Frank com
ments upon fortitude exhibited by him
almost In the face of death. For some
time he thought he was going to die, but
throughout he maintained a wonderful)
courage, never giving away to pain nor
uttering a protest.
Frank's strong constitution, which
has helped him greatly throughout his
fight for life in the,courts. has served.him
well again. He was a frail man when
be was brought to the State farm. ProtH
ably he was' sixty rounds, lighter than
when he was first. arrested accused of
the murder of Mary Phagan. But he
has taken on flesh since his arrival. He
was getting strong and .robust working
much of the time ln the open air with
other convicts. Hencothe great loss of
blood has not caused a collapse.
Frank asked the prison doctors again
today it 'they thought he would live.
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HIS ATTENTION TO
Takes Panama in One House. Ex
changes It for Sailor in Anotrfer,
Grabs Third Hat.
A burglar who likes a practical joke
or has a weakness for becoming hats
played a rather mean trick on the mas
ters of three Mount Pleasant households
In the early hours of yesterday morning.
The burglar removed a front window
screen and entered the home of Gabriel
Johnson, 12 Kllbourne place. In begin
ning his nocturnal pranks. Mr John
son's expensive new Panama was taken
from the hall rack and the burglar left
an old dilapidated felt In Its place.
When tho burglar was out on the street
again he probably found that the Pan
ama wasn't just the style he wanted.
He climbed Into the front window of
E. F Hall's home at 1S32 Park road and
put on Mr. Hall's new straw sailor. Mr.
Johnson's Panama was left on Mr. Hall's
hat rack when the burglar exited to the
Perhaps th straw sailor wasn't quite
comfortable. At any rate, the prowler
next entered the home of G. Leonard
Williams at 1T30 Kllbourne place and ap
propriated Mr. Williams' hat. The hat
thief then ceased his quest of headgear
and vanished from the scene. There
were three angry men In Mount Pleasant
a few hours later.
WIPE OF U. S. ENVOY DIES.
Mrs. A. M. Tharkitrn Snccnmbs to
Cancer In Paris Hospital.
Paris, July IS. Mrs. A. M. Thack
ara, wife of Consul General Thackara
and daughter of the late Gen. W. T.
Sherman, died at the American hospital
here today of cancer. She was 55
years old. and had been 111 for several
Mrs. Thackara was operated upon
May 7. and was progressing well
toward recovery when a relapse oc
curred about the middle of June. The
funeral will be held In Paris probably
on Wednesday. At the death bed
were the consul general and the two
daughters. Misses Eleanor and Eliza
beth Thackara. Mrs. Thackara also
leaves two sons. Alexander Thackara,
Jr., now In New York, and Sherman
Thackara. In Buenos Ayres.
WHAIE IN NEAR SEA BATTLE.
Spoofing; Monster Arosiet Italians.
Destroyer Is Victor.
Rome, July 18. The Tribune states that
a large whale was sighted off the Island
of Gorgana, opposite Pisa. It was mis
taken for -a hostile submarine and was
shelled and killed by an Italian destroyer.
Marat Halstead's Widow Dies.
Word was received here last night of
the death of Mrs. Mary Banks Halstead.
widow of Murat Halstead. at Biddeford
Pool, Maine, yesterday afternoon. Mrs,
Hslitead was 79 years old. The body
wllf be taken to- ClncinnatL'the home of
her deceased husband, for burial, Murat
Halstead was well known as ar editor.
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RUSSIAN LINES CUT
AT THREE POINTS BY
Millions Under Von Hindehburg and Millions
Commanded by Von Mackensen Pressing
On to Close Trap in Which They
Hope to Destroy Slavs
BOTH WINGS ARE THREATENED
Large Numbers of Prisoners Taken, According to Statements
from Berlin and Vienna Plans of Von Hindenburg,
Promised "Surprise for World,"
Special Cable to The Waahlna-tan Herald.
London, July 18. The greatest battle in the world's history is being
waged by the Teutonic allies against the Russians along a 1,000-mile front.
The Germans, casting aside everything else, are making their every
effort in a tremendous drive to capture Warsaw and crush Russia.
Millions of men are engaged in this gigantic battle, whose line extends
from the Baltic in the north to Bessarabia in the south. Already the Rus
sian lines have been pierced in three different places.
North of Warsaw Field Marshal von Hindenburg has forced his way
through and is driving the Russians southward toward the Narew River.
South of Warsaw Von Mackensen has smashed the Russian line at the
Lublin Cholm Railway. On the Baltic shore Von Buelow, who is using
large forces of cavalry, has crossed the Windau River and is pressing on
toward the stronghold of Riga to destroy any hope of aid to Warsaw from
LONDON AND PETROGRAD DISCUSS WARSAW
Alarmed over the advance of Von Hindenburg in the north and Von Macken
sen In the south, the probability of the Russians having to evacuate Warsaw
is being seriously discussed both In London and Petrograd.
In the Russian capital the possibility of further Russian retreat is being
calmly considered, and consolation taken from the old theory that the further
the Invaders are drawn Into the country the worse It will be for the Teutonic
allies In the event of ultimate Russian victory.
London admits that the situation is critical. The military critics, who call
the German movement the greatest undertaking of Its kind In the history of
any war. do not look for events of importance In the west for some time to
come. All eyesore turned to thH long-maturing plan of Von Hlndenburg-.who
last week declared he "would startle the world and bring the war to a
speedy close." m
The exact number of men that the Gerftwn allies have rushed inti''RTrssr
Is not known, but It Is believed to contain two-thlrd of its entire flghtlrs foVce.
VON HINDENBURG SMASHES THREE TRENCH LINES.
Hlndenburg's first blow was struck! Meanwhile In the south the armies
southwest of Mlawa where, by a bril- under Von Mackensen, which for the
llant storming: action the army under past two weeks have been shifting
Gen. Gallwltz. swept three successIvelfrontandapparentlywereinactive.be-
Russlan lines northeast and northwest
f Przasnysz. smashing through. jLublln-Cholm Railway In concert with
pressed forward to the Dziclln Lipa Hlndenburg's northern drive and.
River. Staggered by the blow the Rus-1 breaking- the Russian front near Kras
slans wavered, fell back, evacuating tnostav. thirty-four miles south of Lub-
Przasnysz, and retired upon an extend-
ed and long prepared line in the rear
of Clechanow and Krasnosielc.
Close on their heel3 the Germans be -
gan their storming tactics against this
line on Thursday, and. penetrating it on
a front of more than four miles In the
vicinity of Zielona. compelled the Rus
sians to give up their positions and fall
hastily back, pursued by strong forces
which are carrying the attacK to tne
RUSSIANS START RETREAT WEST OF VISTULA.
In their retreat In Northern Poland
the Russians have left large numbers
of prisoners and quantities of heavy
ordnance In the hands of the Teutons.
Thousands of captives are reported by ,
Berlin to have been taken by the army ,
of Gen. von Gallwltz and the armies of I
Gen. von Schlatz. operating between j
the Plssa and Vistula, where, late Ber-
lln reports state, the Russians are fall- j
lng back hastily despite new levies j
brought up to their support-
In the south Mackensen has made more
than SjOO prisoners since breaking the
Russian front south of Krasnostav, It 13
reported, his advance bringing him clear
to that village.
In consequence of their sweeping re
erse8 on other fronts the Russians have
DANIELS TO .ANNOUNCE
BOARD MEMBERS TODAY
Names of Majority of Civilian Ad
visory Council Expected to Be
Secretary DanleU will announce today
the names of most. If not all, of the
scientists who will compose the civilian
advisory board of the Navy Department
It can be stated that In addition to
Thomas A. Edison, who has accepted the
chairmanship, Orrille Wright and O. P.
Stelnmetz. the latter .consulting engineer
of the General Electric Company, will be
members of the board.
It Is said that all the expected ac
ceptances have not been received yet and
that an announcement cannot be made
as to the completed board until the let
ters of acceptance have come In. The
names, however, which have been agreed
upon show that the board will have as
members world-known'experts In the two
great branches of electrical propulsion
Other names which, figure In the prob
abilities are Henry Ford,. Nicola Testa.
,r,A 3nhn Hays Hammond. Jr., who has
attracted the attention of .both the Navy
Department and" tho "War Department by
his Inventions of plans for the direction
and movement of submarines and torpe
does from wireless stations ashore.
gan a massive movement against the
lln. are sweeping in tremendous
(Strength against the railroad upon
which the Grand Duke depends for his
The German advance between the
Plssa and Vistula threatens to crum-.
pie the Russian right flank. Von
Macket.sen's drive Imperils the left and
puts thj Russians to a serious neces
sity of guarding their communications
and supply lines.
begun a hasty retreat west of the Vis
tula, the Austro-German armies piercing
their front at Sienno and forcing them
to evacuate all their nnelflnna hlw..n
,he Vistula and the Kielce-Radom Rail-
On the Bug also. In the region of Sokat.
the Austrlans have driven the Russians
from strong positions and are following
up their advance.
in the Courland drive, with Riga, the
gre-U Russian naval and supply base, as
its objective, the heavy cavalry forces
of Gen. von Buelow, after crosslnj- tho
Windau. have pushed on east of Kurt-
chany and are approaching Tekum and
Autz. More than 2.-S00 Russians have
been taken prisoners. Including eleven of
ficers, one the commander of the Eigh
teenth Russian landwehr army.
PRESIDENT IS DUE
HOME THIS MORNING
Vacation Over, Executive Leaves Cor
nish for Washington Prepared to
Take Up Answer to Germany.
On Board President Wilson's Train,
New Haven. Conn., July 11 President
Wilson today brought to a close the long
est and most strenuous vacation he has
had since entering tho White House. He
left Cornish. N. H.. this afternoon and
will arrive In Washington early tomor
row morning, prepared to give immediate
consideration to the German and other
The President Is taking back with him
to Washington the results of a careful
and detailed study ot the last German
note on submarine warfare for discus
sion with Secretary Lansing and other
members of the Cabinet. Definite action
Is expected by the President's friends in
the near future.
Secretary ot Agriculture Houston,
homeward bound from a brief vacation
In Beverly. Mass., Joined President Wil
son here tonight.
TnffV (Vfehratna writn Trnrma J
Paris. July IS. It has Just been an-,'
nouneed that Gen- Joffre spent aths
14th of July festlval-wlta. the trooi
In Alsace. He -visited, on of the vil
lages and shook hands -with, many 1C
the children, saying: : to. .them:. HO'U
are French and FrMcfci yon will