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GERMANY BELIEVES PEACE WILL
FOLLOW ALLIED DRIVE
The following United Press dis
patch from Berlin is the first passed
by a censor of one of the belligerent
countries carrying the opinion that
the defeat of the present allied offen
sive will be followed by an early
peace an opinion held by many neu
By Carl W. Ackerman.
Berlin, July 11.- The great allied
offensive will end in defeat within a
few weeks and will be followed by
negotiations for peace, in the opinion
of well-informed persons in Berlin.
The check administered to the
British in the death struggle north
of the Somme has given rise to the
national hope that peace will follow
the fighting in Picardy, which has
been marked by unprecedented
Except on one narrow sector, the
British have been unable to make
any perceptible impression on the
German line. The French, more
prudent, have made some progress
south of the Somme.
The feeling prevails here that
when the extent of the British loses
become fully known in England,
caupled with the fact that the Ger
man line still remains intact, public
opinion will demand that peace be
made without further slaughter.
German experts are quite certain
that the British will never quit the
attack without first feeling out other
sectors of the German front in the
hope of finding an opening.
TROOPS PREPARE FOR A LONG
STAY ON SOUTHERN BORDER
San Antonio, Tex., July 11. Prep
arations for a long stay in Mexico
and on the border are seen today in
several new developments in the
southern department Gen. Funston
announced that 12 carloads of sup
plies had been shipped by rail from
Juarez to Gen. Pershing's expedition.
Clothing is understood to have
been ordered for Pershing's men and!
the troops along the border.
Heavier field pieces are reported to
have been ordered to El aPso.
The packing houses of San Anto
nio, which were being counted on to
supply the troops with fresh meat,
have made arrangements to increase
Eagle Pass, Tex. Ten thousand
U. S. troops are now stationed in
Eagle Pass. The latest militia arriv
als are the Maryland contingents.
AUSTRIAN CRUISER SINKS
BRITISH PATROL BOATS
Berlin, via Wireless to Sayville. t
At least four, and possibly five Brit-
ish armored patrol boats were de
stroyed by Austrian cruiser Novara
in engagement off Otranto road.
The strait of Otranto, where the
naval engagement occurred, con-
nects the Adriatic and Ionian seas.
Paris. Germans made attacks
against French front in Lorraine,
northeast of Vehon and south ofj
Losse, but were immediately stopped,
North of Fontanelle, French troops
penetrated and cleaned up both first
London. British troops carried by
storm the village of Coutelmaison,
northeast of Albert, about which vio
lent fighting raged since the opening
of the allied offensive.
Paris. Twenty-two villages, all
fortified to the highest degree of
which Germans are capable, have
been captured by Anglo-French ar
mies since great offensive of the
Somme began ten days ago.
Rome. Kaiser Wilhelm and Em
peror Franz Josef have sent' urgent
request to Czar Ferdinand that he
dispatch Bulgarian troops to GaM
cian and Trentino fronts to help
check Russian and Italian offensives.
Leavenworth. - "Hoiny" Bower,
serving life sentence for murder,
probably, fatally slashed in fight with
Jim Lewis, negro convict in state
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