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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 17, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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spirit, and not because of their na
tionality, politics, religion or sex.
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AUSTRIAN ARMY STUBBORNLY
RESISTS RUSSIAN DRIVE
London. That the Austrians,
driven back from their first line of
trenches on eastern front, have set
tled into new positions of strength
and are stubbornly resisting Russian
advance is conclusion gained here
from fact that Russian official report
does not carry statements of tremen
dous territorial gains daily as in the
first several days-of the drive.
Capture of Czernowitz, capital of
Bukowina, not yet officially con
finned. From few miles north of Tarnopol
to Brody, Austrians have held their
ground steadily, due, says Petrograd,
to fact that greatest violence of the
Russian drive has been developed
north and south of this point
Drive has already had effect of les
sening in marked degree Austrian
pressure against Italians on Trentino
front.
Paris. Denied that French' have
been driven from their freshly won
trenches on southern slope of Dead
Man's hill, as claimed by Germans.
French insist that they are still hold
ing their gains, kilometer of trench
es, and that in attack more than 200
Germans were taken.
Berlin, via London. Repulse of
French patrol attack near Beaulne
"officially reported by German .war
office. Artillery duels in progress on
Verdun front,
Paris. Violent artillery attacks
continuing on both banks of Meuse,
Verdun front.
Vienna. New combats have start
ed along entire Volhynian front.
Several attempts of Russians to
cross River Styr failed.
Paris. German flyers bombarded
Dunkirk, Pont-a-Maussen and Barle
duc yesterday and last night, killing
four persons and wounding 15.
French air squadron bombarded
njjuyon, Montmedy and, Auduin.
London. Torpedo boat destroyer
Eden sank in English channel last
night immediately foll6wing colli
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BELL SAYS TREVINO MADE
THREAT OF WAR
San Antonio, June 17. Gen. Fun
ston today received a message from
Gen. Bell at El Paso stating that
Gen. Trevino, commanding the Car
ranza forces in Northern Mexico, is
understood to have warned Gen. Per
shing that any attempt to send addi
tional troops into Mexico or move the
American forces now there would be
considered sufficient provocation for
an attack by Trevino's troops.
No comment was forthcoming
from Funston concerning Major
Gray's report that he crossed the Rio
Grande late yesterday in search of
bandits who raided San Ignacio
Thursday. Gray said he was in
Mexican territory two hours, but he
found no trace of bandits. The cross
ing was made between San Ignacio
and Zapata.
Washington, June 17. Mexicans
will attack American troops if any
more of the latter cross the border
of "if there is any attempt to move
any troops," according to a message
Gen. Trevino has telegraphed to
Gen. Pershing, Gen. Bell reported to
the war dep't today through Gen.
Funston.
After two days of reassuring re
ports from conditions in Mexico
there were reports today showing a
re-birth of civilian unrest and excite
ment. Brownsville, Tex., June 17. Three
Mexicans reported killed in clash
with U. S. troops and band of about
30 bandits ten miles east of San Bo
nito, Tex., last night. No American
casualties. Two companies of the
25th infantry were rushed in auto
mobiles from Harlingen to Olmito,
ten miles north of Brownsville, to cut
off retreating bandits, who are "re
ported early today heading for the

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