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AUSTRIANS LOSE HALF MILLION
BRITISH MAKE NEW GAIN
Petrograd. At least half million
Austrian troops have been killed,
captured or badly wounded since
Gen. Brusiloff began his sweep
through Volhynia, Galicia and Bukq
wina. That number will be unavail
able for summer and fall campaigns
of central powers.
London. Further slight advance
for British in last night's fighting at
Thiepval, northeast of Albert, re
ported by Gen. Haig, British commander-in-chief.
British took some
prisoners. South of La Bassee canal
British made successful raids on en
emy trenches after gas and smoke
Welsh fusileers distinguished them
selves, taking 40 prisoners, trench
mortar and machine gun.
Petrograd. Russian troops have
captured village and railway station
of Mikuliszyn, 30 miles south of
Stanislaus, thus cutting one of main
Austrian lines of communication to
Lemberg and main railway over
which ,Gen. Bothner's Austro-Ger-man
army received supplies.
Berlin. German war office official
ly admitted French captured Belloy-on-Santerre,
south of river Somme.
Paris. Strong German counter
attack north of Somme last night re
captured from French two small
woods on front of two-thirds of mile
north of village of Hem.
London. British mine-sweeper
was torpedoed in North sea Tuesday.
Paris. Verdun cathedral was
heavily bombarded by Germans last
London. Kaiser is reported to
have arrived on Somme front, ac
companied by members of his gen
eral staff, who will direct defense of
German lines in great allied offen
sive. Great bodies of German troops are
being massed between Anere and the
Somme to stem British advance. Al
lied flyers report constant arrival of 1
froop trains and Holland dispatches
today confirmed reports of heavy
concentrations behind British lines
from Ypres to the Somme.
There is every indication that the
Germans will launch a very heavy
counter-attack against British lines
within 72 hours.
TRIB SUED FOR $100,000 FOR
STORIES ABOUT ED. SINGER
Suit for $100,000 was filed against
the Chicago Daily Tribune by Edw.
D. Singer of the Wentworth Av. Sav
The Tribune, Singer claims, print
ed stories to the effect that Singer
was running the Wentworth Av,
Savings bank and that he had been
mixed up with shady bank dels in
the past, that he went from place to
place in the country one jump- ahead
of the law, that he had been bank-
rupt three times and was once fined
for misuse of the mails. ,
According to Morris Levenson, at
torney for Singer, Singer was only
an employe in the Wentworth Av.
Lednson answers the Tribune's
charges by saying that Singer is
treasurer of McKinley Camp, Work
ers of the World; and of Peace Grove
of the Woodmen Circle; is district
deputy sup't of the Knights of SL Jo
seph; chairman of the Independent
Western Star order and pres. of Net
ter lodge, 156 O. B. A.
Levenson says the fine for misuse
of the mails was remitted to Singer.
It is charged against the Tribune
that its story started a run on the
bank where Singer was employed. It
is the belief of the plaintiff that the
one reason for the attack on Singer )
was toprompt depositors to, take
their money out of the little bank
and deposit it with highly-capitalized
banks which are said by the papers
in which they advertise to be bul
warks of strength.
NEW YORK STOCKS. Market
active and strong.