light automatic gun mounted on his
New York. Dr. Richard Derby,
who married Ethel Roosevelt, daugh
ter of the ex-president, headed a
party of seven American physicians
who sailed today on the Olympic to
work in the American ambulance
hospital in Paris. The former Miss
Roosevelt accompanied her husband.
She will aid him in caring for the
Paris. Entire French left, with
new armies sent to its support, were
engaged practically all night and the
battle raged with greatest violence,
according to today's areliest reports.
Germans have made supreme ef
fort to check allied advance along the
Oise and to push their line forward
so as to split the allied forces be
tween Noyon and St Quentin, but
they have been unsuccessful.
New allied armies which moved
east from Amiens and Doullens are
reported to have so strongly
strengthened the allies left that the
capture of St. Quentin is considered
certain within a short time.
Germans reported merely holding
their entrenched positions in the cen
ter. Believed due to fact that they
have been compelled to withdraw
large quantities of men and artillery
and send them to west to reinforce
On extreme French right, accord
ing to latest information, Germans
are giving ground before the Fernch
at the northern part of the French
right where it joins the center, but
it has been found impossible to pre
vent as yet the advance of the Ger
mans along the Meuse in the direc
tion of St. Mihiel. They have not,
however, been able to cross the river.
German line now begins at Mons,
in Belgium, swings west to St.
Amand, south through Cambria, St.
Quentin, on the main road through
Ham to Noyon.
French successfully holding Nancy
against fierce attacks of Germans,
led by kaiser in person, and those
which have been centered at Toul
are moving northward and will, if
they have not already, give battle to
the Germans in this section.
Reports describe fighting on
French left, which began shortly aft
er midnight on Thursday and has
continued unchecked, as most des
perate of war.
Petrograd. Advices from Austrian
front say that capture of Przemysl
is believed imminent. All non-combatants
have been permitted to leave
city and Russian bombardment con
tinues from all sides. Already weak
ness noted in the eastern forts where
the fire of the Russian artillery has
been unusually deadly.
Meanwhile Russian army is con
tinuing movement along the railroad
lines both from Jaroslaw and Prze
mysl toward Cracow. It is now known
that desperate resistance will be en
countered at Cracow. Strong Ger
man force has now assumed work of
defending that important fortifica
tion and German general detailed
from German general staff had re
placed Austrian commandant, ac
cording to advices reaching this city.
Announced that Russian army of
Gen. Rennenkampf has assumed of
fensive and has repulsed the Ger
mans who tried to invade Russian
Poland in the direction of Suwalki.
While details are lacking early re
ports indicate that repulse has been
serious to Germans, who were driven
back toward Gumbinnen with loss of
many men and number of cannon.
General Russian advance on Ger
man positions, with Berlin as object,
admittedly well in progress.
BITS OF NEWS
Joy Morton, former pres. Great
Western Cereal Co., involved in $10,
000,000 damage suit against the
Quaker Oats Co. by the former cer
eal company's stockholders.
Thief stole satchel containing $1,
000 in bonds from auto of C. T. Dil
lon, Colison, 111., standing in front of
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