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desirability of a subsidy to help pay
American sailors. He seemed to
consider these phases more important
than the problem of personal liberty
involved in the time-honored practice
of arresting and forcing the sailor to
work against his will Raymond
Robins was not satisfied as to
Hughes' economis and social views.
He believes Hughes to be of that
type of mind which accepts laws and
conditions as they are in the belief
that the Lord intended the rich to be
rich and the poor to be poor and
that suffering and injustice are part
of he divine decree, that property is
sacred, that reformers are dreamers,
that agitation is reprehensible and
revolt is criminal. In other words,
that Mr. Hughes is wholly unenlight
ened on all matters having to do with
the great fundamentals of the eco
nomic and social world.
Progressives of the Robins' type
will watch Mr. Hughes' letter of ac
ceptance and similar utterances for
confirmation or otherwise of their
CHECK BRITISH DRIVE
London, July 3. The arrived of
German reinforcements has tempos
rarily checked the British offensive
north of the Somme except at one
point, but theFrench continue to
smash back at the German line south
of the river.
Paris. In brilliant night attack
that threw Germans back on -wide
front, French troops last night cap
tured village of Herbecourt, advanc
ing to within five miles of heart of
Peronfie, one of immediate objec
tives of allied offensive.
The French alone have now ad
vanced their positions on a front of
ten miles, extending from the out
skirts of Hardecourt, north of the
Somme, to a point south of Estrece.
British Headquarters in French.
Pressing on east of Albert, British
troops occupied higher position near
strongly fortified town of Fricourt,
T captured from Germans yesterday.
Berlin. Russians made unsuc
cessful attempts to stop German ad
vance in Volhynia by attacking east
and southeast of fortress of Lutsk.
Berlin. English and French at
tacks north of Somme last night
without advantage, enemy being re
pulsed with bloody losses.
London. Allied armies pushing
across Somme region today in what
is rapidly developing into greatest
battle in history of world. Fighting
threatens to spread along whole 110
mile front from Somme to the sea.
British artillery has been pounding
German line in Flanders for 48 hours.
Sound of ship's guns heard along
Fighting on 25-mile front over
which British and French armies are
driving eastward from Peronne-Cam-brai-Lille
railway is costing huge
losses'of men. German losses in first
36 hours said to have exceeded 20
000. In village of Dempierre alone
1.500 German dead were counted
after tljree French regiments had
fouglit their way in with bayonets
Paris. French troops, in heavy
fighting last night, captured on a
three mile front German second line
trenches between Hireucourt wood
and Asexilleres. New gain is on the
south bank of Somme. French also
carried Herbscourt village.
Philadelphia. Two women and a
girl killed and a man seriously in
jured when train of Philadelphia &.
Reading railway crashed into auto
mobile at Glen Lake, Pa.
'Washington. War department an
nounced division of southern dep't
into three sections, under command
of Gen. Funston, Gen. Pershing and
Laredo, Tex". Two trains carrying
First Missouri infantry arrived this
morning. Excepting Texas cavalry,
which came three weeks ago, this
was first militia to reach this place,