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TERRIFIC SMASH BY RUSSIANS
NETS SLAVS BIG GAIN
London. Terrific smash by Rus
sians against Austro-German front
in Southeastern Galicia netted Slave
most important gain made by the
allies in more than fortnight of fight
ing. The czar's troops broke out
with a heavy drive westward against
important Galician city of Stanislau.
They attacked on a 17nile front,
crumpling in the Austro-German
line and capturing the town of Tlu
macz, 15 miles southeast of Stanis
lauand surrounding heights.
Berlin. Though the feeling exists
in some quarters that peace may
come before Christmas with defeat
of Anglo-French offensive, Germany
is making every preparation for an
other winter campaign.
In large storehouses in Berlin
thousands of army overcoats, fresh
from the manufacturers, are being
packed away, ready for shipment to
the front- Several thousand auto
trucks are also being gotten ready
for winter fighting.
London. Threatened with en
forced retreat from strong Leipsig
redoubt and fortified village of
Thispval, Germans are making every
effort to dislodge Australians from
Hill 160, standing 500 feet above the
Berlin, via Wireless to Sayville.
Austrian and Italian naval forces en
gaged in a fight in Adriatic on Aug.
2, while Austrians were returning,
Zurich. Austrian authorities or
dered evacuation of Lemberg by ci
vilians on Aug. 4. Rapid Russian ad
vance south of Brody given as rea
son for order.
London. Believed that heavy at
tacks launched by Italians on Ison
zo mark beginning of new and pow
erful Italian offensive.
Petrograd. Russian troops have
captured Galician town of'Tumacz,
ten miles southeast of Stanislau.
Berlin. Anglo-French forces con
tinued their stubborn attacks against
German lines between Thispval and
Somme last night, especially in the
region of Pozieres, Bazentin-Le-Pe-tit
and south of Mauropas.
NEW YORK RESUMES NORMAL
STREET CAR TRAFFIC
New York, Aug. 8. New York to
day resumed normal street car traffic
after more than a week of the big
gest street car strike in the city's his
tory. Although the company heads re
fused specifically to agree to recog
nition of the union the Amalga
mated Ass'n of Street and Electric
Railway Employes of America they
conceded the big issue the men
fought for. This was the, right to
unionize and promise to receive com
.mittees representing the organiza
tion. The victory, greatest ever won by
the union, was the third big victory
in three big cities in a little over
three years. The other triumphs
were ih Boston and Chicago. Where
extreme violence marked the Boston
affair, -.the peaceful victory won a
year ago in Chicago was exceeded
in orderliness by the New York tri
umph. Mayor Mitchel and Oscar Straus of
the public service com'n were re
sponsible for the settlement Minor
differences will be settled by a board
of three, one to be appointed by each
of the opposing factions and one to
be chosen by Straus.
Indianapolis, Ind. Fraicis R.
House, attorney, arrested, charged
with assauit on young woman who
gave her name as Martha Brown, 22,
Said robbery was motive.
St. Louis. George K. Smith, for
years secretary of National Lumber
Manufacturers' ass'n, suicided by
jumping from 15th story of Boat
men's bank bldg.
Pittsburgh. Ida Starr, 40, crazed
by heat, killed by policemen who
tried to arrest her.