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ALLIES BEGIN GREAT DRIVE
TAKE MILES OF TRENCHES
London. The supreme offensive
of the allies began at 7:30 this morn
ing with one of the greatest Angle
French gains on the western front
since the German retreat from the
gates of Paris.
Two hours after British troops
drove forward they had captured 16
miles of German forward trenches
north of the Somme, the war office
announced in a brief bulletin.
French troops on the British right
struck at the same hour. The Brit
ish war office announced that the
French made "equally satisfactory"
gains, leaving to Gen. Joffre the
honor of announcing the full extent
of the French successes.
British attack was made on a 20
mile front north of Somme after one
of the most terrific four-day bom
bardments ever known.
Paris. City of Nancy shelled by
German long-range guns last night.
Copenhagen. Russian torpedo
boats captured Hamburg-American
steamer Hermonthis with cargo val
ued at $112,000, newspaper Dagens
Rome. Austrian aeroplanes bom
barded Udine. There were several
London. Ten persons seriously
shot and fifty arrested in pro-Lieb-knecht
riots in Pittsdammer Platz,
Berlin, Amsterdam correspondent of
Central News asserted.
Paris. Crown prince has resumed !
drive on Verdun with most powerful j
attacks on both banks -of the Meuse. j
Berlin. Repeated British and '
French attacks at many points on
German front were "everywhere re
pulsed," said official statement from
London. British troops captured
Serve and Montauban. Anglo-French
troops are fighting at Mametz and
Contal Maison, part of which French
London. Long-expected British
offensive began this morning with
a tremendous smash against Germp
lines on 20-mile front north of the
Somme. British captured some ep
emy front-line trenches.
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FIRST ILLINOIS INFANTRY IN
CAMP AT SAN ANTONIO
San Antonio, Tex., July 1. The
men of the First Illinois infantry
tumbled out at reveille today and be7
gan to scan the country to the south
for their first glimpse of Mexico.
None of them had eyesight equal to
the task. The border is about 200
miles from Fort SamHouston.
The Illinois militia arrived last;
night and immediately was assigned
to Camp A, at the head of the line
provided for the Illinois and Wiscon-r
sin brigade. CoL Sanborne, com
manding, was handed a blue pr.nt
by an attache of the quartermaster's
dep't. The map enabled him to. as
sign his men to their tent sites with
out the aid of regular army officers.
The entire Illinois contingent ,is
expected heer early 'next week. Th
Second regiment will be located' at
Camp B and the third at Camp G.
BITS OF NEWS
Benj. Silverman, 1331 S. Kedvale
av., and Wm. Drummond, 1204 S.
Wabash av., hurt when two taxis
crashed at Clark and Elm.
Clara McGraw, 18, 3058 W. 22d
st, swallowed- iodine by mistake.
Eight men and boys arrested by
West Chicago av. police as auto
D. Bratto, 55, Argo, fell from
Third fire in 12 days and second
within 48 hours at 223-225 W. Madi
son. Fire Att'y Murray probing.
' Three men held up Theo. Arvid
son's furnishing store, 2740 W. North
av $35. Escaped in auto.
Stanley Barber, 1001 W. Jackson,
brushed off street car by passing
wagon. Badly bruised.
Swimming pool opened at Starts
ford park, 14th pL and Union 9"