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Firs* to Last? the Truth:
Xou LXXVIII No. 26,174
tCopTTlirht 1?18??
The Tribune Ass*n)
News ? Editorials - Advertisements
Fair to-day and to-morrot*. Little
rhnnge In fhe temperature.
G?tntie shifting winds.
.TULY 15, 1918
? * *
nc-o rtrarru ) *?- Orturter Hew Tort? and I THRKK CKXTS
Y?t\t ??BUS? /wlthJn ronioultlBBi distance ? F.I ?e where
10,000 Cheer France at Climax
Of Nation-Wide Bastille Dav
President Wilson Joins En
vovs of England and Italy
Hl . XctiSC
"Well All Fight to
End/* Is Message
Monster Meeting in New
York Applauds Uniting
of Democracies
The jrrcat celebration whereby the
United States from East to the farthest
West did honor to the birthday of
French liberty reached ita climax last
nj^ht in Madison Square Garden.
There 10.000 persona?French citi
^m of America and native Americans
vijo were for the moment Frenchmen
-gathered to listen to the ambassa?
dors from Britain, France and Italy
pledge anew the alliance which holds
u to them and voice the determina
bob that this alliance shall endure
long after the present war is ancient
That was the message that the rep?
resentatives of our allies brought to
the frantic crowd that surged again
and again into cheers for France, for
the alliance of love and gratitude that
binds us to her. for the brighter future'
that tiis alliance will insure when
the war is concluded victoriously.
Monster Crowd on Hand
Long before the f.rst representative
of the allied nations appeared on the
peat stand which bad been erected
?cross tbe north side of the building
every seat in the house was taken.
Bands blared patriotic songs of France
and America. Tart of the time the
crowd sang these songs. Part of the
time it drowned out the most manful
efforts of the musicians as some fa?
miliar tigure, appeared.
Despitei%e international representa?
tion on the platform and on the list
o'.aJdresses, the affair was essentially
a big birthday party for France. All
who spoke of her did so with loving
admiration. All paid tribute to her
steadfastness in the jrroat ordeal which
she is still undergoing.
l'-Bt>at Menace Ending
Secretary of the Navy Daniels, as an
emissary from President Wilson,
brought to America and to Prance the
welcome news that the submarine
menace soon will end forever. Lord
Reading, British Ambassador, pledged
to France Britain's eternal brother?
hood. Count Macchi de Cellere, the
Italian Ambassador, expressed the un?
dying friendship of his country. Ignace
Paderewski, the spokesman for stricken |
Poland, paid tribute in a chokitig voice
to the nation that always has "fought
the strong and defended the weak."
Samuel Gompcis carried the promi?e
of loyal American toilers to stand by
French labor and the French people to
the finish.
The emotional climax of the demon?
stration came at the end of the even?
ing, just before midnight, when the
great military spectacle, "The Gather?
ing of the Allies," was staged before
the cosmopolitan thousands who had
come to help glorify Bastille Day.
Pageant Stirs Throng
Tile pageant represented invaded
France in the black, opening days of
the war. A group of French soldiers
under their flag, with their national an?
them playing, sent a bugle call for help
across the arena. Fighting men of all
the other nations participated in the
?cene that followed, showing the civil
jwd world rallying about the upheld
Hie historic associations of friend?
ship between France and the United
?tat?g were characterized by an earlier
f?-*. when M. Lucien Mu rato re sang
}* Marseillaise," accompanied by the
?pique Militaire Fran?aise, under the
crossed flags of the two nations. A
TOnei sailor bore the Stars and
?ripes, an American the Tricolor. The
audience greeted the anthem with
-Wtnj of cheering.
Messages from President Poincar?
?j "anee and General Foch, both ex?
pressing the appreciation of the
..asuiie D??y celebration, were read to
UU audience by Jean J. Jusserand, the
"ench Ambassador, who spoke in be
"&u of hia country. Charles E.
n-ghes, who presided, read a cable?
gram of congratulation sent by a
W-notic labor meeting held in London,
ion? ^ Dnnicl!* read President Wil
01>s message to the French people.
ine message follows:
Wilson Sends Greeting
0r Amer'ca greets France on this day
of ;'tnnK memories with a heart full '
th? p"1 ?r?en<1S-"P and of devotion to!
.,!,' ereat cause in which the two peo
?itii "n now so happily united, July
on a our own July 4th- hHS takt!n
Fr.n "i* s'gi>''icance, not only for i
ol.h . ut for the world- As France
^le<>rated our Fourth of July, s0 do !
con?.- te hcr Fourteenth, keenly I
?tous of a comradeship of arms and I
ProurjUrpOSe ?f which wc are deeplyj
p. '"-' sea seems very narrow to-day, !
?earl00 l!VS0 near a ne?2bbor to our j
rts. The war ?s being fought to
, v? ourselves from intolerable things,
ir.aL-1 ,,s also being fought to save
?a h d' We ?xtend our hands to
?ri? 0theri to the -?reat P?pies with
nom we are associated and to the
InA everj'where who love right
""?- Prize justice ob a thing beyond
j! ce> and consecrate ourselves once
Wt to the noble enterprise of peace
2*..Justice, realizing the great con?
vions that have lifted France and
i??-.!'108 "'Eh among the free peoples
\?r W0I"ld.
tu e French flag floats to-day from
Jtaff of? tne White House and j
Continued on page six ?
Rationing of
Tobacco Now
Seems Likely
Government Control of En?
tire Industry in America
Is Forecast
WASHINGTON, July 14.?Govern?
ment control of the tobacco industry
of the United States may result from
the heavy requirements of the Allies
and the American military forces
abroad. Rationing of the American
population is believed to be a possi?
The War Industries Board an?
nounced to-day that it has been con?
ducting an investigation to determine
the requirements abroad and the
amount that could be conserved in this
country to meet the situation. It esti?
mates that approximately two-thirds
of the leaf tobacco raised in this coun?
try in 1917 will be available for Amer?
ican manufacturers. Out of this must
come cigarette and pipo tobacco for
troops not yet overseas and exports of
manufactured tobacco, in addition to
cigarettes and tobacco purchased here
for Belgium.
Yearly Consumption
The crop in 1017 was 1,196,000,000
pounds and of this the board estimates'
that 850,000,000 pounds will be availa?
ble this year for United States manu?
facturers and 346,000,000 pounds of
leaf will be available for export to
the Allies.
Tobacco issued to the military forces
of England, Frunce and Italy amounts
to approximately 159,000,000 pounds a
year, the board said. England and
France each allot 40 per cent of their
entire consumption to the army and
navy; and Italy allows her military
forces 46 per cent.
The total yearly consumption of the
entire populations of these countries,
the board estimates at 387,000.000
pounds, or 41,000,000 more than this
country is able to export.
Dependent on United States
Persons who pointed to possible gov- |
ernment control to assure tobacco for I
the Allies and American forces said it
is more than probable that, with the
Allied armies consuming between 40
and 45 per cent of the total consump
tion in Allied countries, American j
forces would use more than 50 per cent i
of the total amount used in the United I
The War Industries Board quotes the
nrmual per capita consumption of the
United States and the Allies as fol?
Italy, 2 pounds; France, 8Vs pounds;
Great Britain, 4 pounds, and the United
States, 7% pounds
England, France find Italy are now
chiefly dependent on Imports from the
United States, as their import?} from
other tobacco-growing countries have
been materially reduced through lack
of shipping and inability to import i
?rom Turkey and Bulgaria.
Germans Recruiting
Russians as Soldiers
AMSTERDAM, July 14.?An
attempt of the Germans to re?
cruit soldiers from conquered
Russian territory is indicated in
the Libau "Zeitung," which
states officially:
"Youths from the Baltic
provinces are now eligible for
officers' commissions in the Ger?
man army."
j Storm Tears 'Plane
To Bits High in Air,
But Pilots Escape
By Wilbur Forrest
(Special Cable to The Tribune)
(Copyright, 1D1R. Tho Tribun? Association)
14.?Virtually blown to pieces in mid
j air during a violent storm, with pilot !
I and observer clinging to the stripped j
? 'planes and safely landing within the I
French lines, is the unrivalled exploit I
' of two French aviators in a recent j
! reconnoissance mission on the Somme
j front.
The tale comes from a French avia
j tion camp where a detachment of air
I men were witnesses to one of the most j
I marvellous battles with the elements i
! and escape from what seemed certain I
death. It is probably the first incident ?
of its kind in the history of aviation.
A French machine was called upon
to ascend during a violent thunder and
wind storm for important observation
work over the German lines. When
at a height of several thousand feet !
the members of the squadron below
saw the turret and its machine gun
stripped from the craft by the gale.
The observer's seat was next to go,
but the occupant, grasping the wing!
stays, clung to the swirling 'plane- The j
craft was whipped about in the sky at
will and the cloth completely stripped
from the fuselage. Both pilot and ob?
server were clinging to their wrecked ;
craft when it reached earth, after a
scries of gyrations rivalling the most |
daring acrobatics practised by Allied
"aces." Both occupants escaped serious
Another machine, storm-driven far ?
from its base in the gale, was forced '>
to land within the German lines. Three
Boches rushed up to take prisoner its j
occupant, but were met by bursts of i
machino gun fire. The pilot, conscious
of imminent capture, drove his 'plane i
over shell hole, tree trunks and rocks, !
and again braved the dangers of the ?
Btorm in preference to German cap?
tivity. He landed uninjured within his j
own lines. -t '
Seabury Asks
Democrats to
Block Hearst
i He Exposes Tammany Deal
to Deliver Nomination
for Governorship
In a bitter attack on William Ran?
dolph Hearst, whose record he char?
acterized as odious, Samuel Seabury,
former judge of the Court of Appeals
and Democratic candidate for Governor
in 1916, called upon the Democrats of
the state to prevent Tammany leaders
from delivering the. Democratic nomi?
nation for Governor to Hearst as
Judge Seabury asked hi.3 feilo-.v
Democrats when thev meet at Saratoga
on July 23 to designate their own
candidate if Tammany should seek to
carry out its deal with Hearst not to
d?signais any one, so Hearst might
capture the nomination by default.
"For four years Hearst attacked the
administration of President Wilson and
has of late praised him only to make
himself eligible for the nomination for
Governor," said Judge Seabury. "He
has foully nssuiled every public man
who has refused to accept his dicta?
tion. His assaults upon the late Mayor
Gaynor were of a most scandalous
character. For several years he poured
! his villanous torrents of abuse upon
the late Major Mitchel. Hearst's whole
record is such that his nomination
would be a disgrace."
Judge Seabury's statement, which is ,
addressed to the Democrats of New
York, reads:
Warning to Democrats
"In April last. I warned the Demo?
crats of N'ew York of the serious peril
confronting them in the menace of
Hearst's nomination for Governor. I '?
showed that Hearst and Tammany had
formed an alliance to seize the state
government. Events have proved the
correctness of my forecast.
"During the last four months senti- !
ment against Hearst has grown so much :
that there are some who still believe he
would not have the effrontery to submit
his candidacy to the people of the state. ,
Nevertheless, an alliance between Tarn- ;
many aitd Hearst exist;;. I do not know
the particular methods which these
conspirators have used to accomplish
their purpose. That will depend upon
circumstances. It may be that in the
Saratoga conference Tammany will
openly support Hearst. But I doubt
that this method will be followed. It
would disclose too openly the real con?
Hearst Scheme Bared
"That the Tammany delegates to the
Saratoga conference will refrain from
designating any candidate is probable.
By this method Hearst will be free
to wait until the last hour of the
las? day allowed by law. He can then
Continued on last page
?Osborn to Run
For Governor
To Save Party
From Hearst!
? _
! j
?He Accepts Tammany;
| Challenge by An
nouncing Candidacy
Before Primaries
?Petitions Will Be
Issued This Week
Appeals to Voters Who
Consider Hearst
Policies Fatal
to Honor
GARRISON, N. Y., Jtrrry-T*?William
Church Osborn, former chairman of the
Democratic State Cornnjattco has ac?
cepted the Hcarst-Hylan-Murphy chal?
lenge by announcing his candidacy for
Governor in the D?mocratie primaries.
His petitions will be out this week.
Osborn said he determined on his
candidacy after learning that Tammany
leaders were attempting to eliminate
him from consideration by the Demo?
cratic convention at Saratoga "to pla?
cate the white-hot wrath of William
Randolph Hearst."
Osborn, who received a majority of
the votes of upstate Democratic lead?
ers at the Syracuse conference, was
thrown in the discard by Tammany
chiefly because he was a friend of the
late Mayor Mitehcl, who was venomous?
ly attacked by Hearst while alive.
There was another reason why he was
eliminated and this wan peculiar to the
Tammany leaders. It was because they
feared they could not control him. Tam
i many wants some one who will stay
? rut.
Backed by F. D. Roosevelt
Osborn has the backing of Franklin
i D. Roosevelt, Assistant Secretary of the
j Navy, and he will have the support of
i other members of the Wilson Adminis
! tration who have nothing but con
: tempt for Hearst. Roosevelt, who also
'? lives in Putnam County, is a neighbor
? of the former state chairman. Osborn
! will also have the support of Demo
; crats in the city and state who regard
: the Ilearst-Hylan-Murphy pact as dis
i graceful.
Within a few days Osborn will issue
\ a statement of his view3 on public
questions. In announcing his candidacy
! to-night he said he appealed for sup
| port to Democrats who believe the
: right of self-government is the first
j principle of the Democratic party and
| who believe the principles and policies
of William Randolph Hearst are fatal
to the honor and integrity of the party.
In making known his decision Osborn
said :
"The morning newspapers state that
at a conference at Delmonico's yester?
day Messrs. Charles F. Murphy, Rob
! ert F. Wagner, James A. Foley and
| others representing Tammany Hall de
; cided to eliminate my name for the
consideration of the Saratoga Demo
I cratic conference.
"This vetoes the work of the upstate
party men. It nullities in advance the
proceedings of the Saratoga meeting.
It announces that the Democratic vot?
ers of the state may only vote for a
list of candidates censored by Murphy
& Co. of Tammany Hall.
To Placate Hearst
"These men propose to control the
freedom of the electorate in its choice
of candidates. They do this to placate
the whitehot wrath of William Ran?
dolph Hearst. They challenge the
right of the upstate Democrats to be
heard in party conference, and they
challenge the decent sentiment of the
"As an upstate Democrat I accept
the challenge. I offer myself as a can?
didate for Governor in the Democratic
primaries. I appeal for suppport to all
Democrats who believe the right of
self-government is the first principle
of the Democratic party. I appeal to
nil Democrats who believe the prin?
ciples and policies of William Randolph
Hearst are fatal to the honor and in?
tegrity of our party.
"I shall take immediate steps to ob?
tain the needed petitions, and I shall at
a proper time make a statement of my
views on public questions."
$50,000 for 72-Hour
Flight Across Ocean
"London Daily Mail" Renews
Offer It Suspended on Ac?
count of the War
LONDON, July 15.?"In order to:
stimulate the production of more
powerful engines and more suitable
aircraft,'* "The Daily Mail" announces
the revival of its offer of a prize of
$50.000 to the first person who flies
across the Atlantic from any point in,
the United States, Canada or New-:
foundland to Great Britain or Ireland,
or vice versa, in seventy-two consecu?
tive hours.
The original offer of "The Daily
Mail" was made in April, 1913. It|
was suspended at the outbreak of the
Foe Beaten on 3 Fronts;
U. S. Guns Start Fires;
24 Allies in Trade Pact
Lord Cecil Says Na-|
tion8 Have Made
Compact of Eco?
nomic Defence
Germany's Status
Rests With Wilson
Enemies Will Not Be
Members While
Under Present
LONDON", July 14. - An economic as?
sociation of twenty-four nations com?
prising the Entente Allies already is in
existence, declared Lord Robert Cecil,
British Under Secretar; of State for
Foreign Affairs and Minister of Block?
ade, in a comprehensive statement re?
garding the world's trade after the war.
I Whether Germany eventually shall be
admitted to this economic association,
declared the British Minister, will be
j determined by the test established by
President Wilson, when the President
\ said on December t that if the German
| people should still after the war was
over "continue to be obliged to live
under ambitious and intriguing masters
interested to disturb the peace of the
world," it might be impossible to admit
them to the partnership of the nation?
or to free economic intercourse.
Lord Robert described this statement
by the President as a definition of the
qualifications for membership in the as?
sociation of nations, and added: "To
these declarations we give our warmest
| assent."
Germans Beyond Pale
Gern', r/ ;v the one obstacle to this
economic | :sociation of nations, said
Low! Robert.?the Germany describe?!
; by President Wilson?a Germany liv?
ing under ambitious and intriguing
"Germany's economic policy toward
all the groups of people from the Arc
\ tic Ocean to the Black Sea," he con
, tinued, "is absolutely contrary to our
principles. K %nomic independence and
free choice are ?he last things which
Germany will ever allow to the peoples
. within her reach.
"So long as t! is is the policy of Gcr
; many, how can ve admit her to metti
, bership in the free association of na
: tions to which we already belong?"
asked Lord Robert. "Before we can
offer her r.ny participation in our re?
sources wa must, release her victims
iiom the economic slavery that she is
imposing upon them."
Quotes Wilson's Words
With regard to the economic prin?
ciples of this association of nations,
Lord Robert said President Wilson had
en January 8 "stated them in memor?
able words when ho advocated the re?
moval, so far as possible, of all eco?
nomic barriers and the establishment
of an equality of trade among the na?
tions consenting to peace and associa?
ting themselves for its maintenance."
"After giving warmest assent" to
these dec!:.rations of the President,
Lord Robert added:
"But do these declarations necessar?
ily mean that we, the association of na?
tions, are to have no protective tariffs
in international competition in trade
after the war? No. Every one is
agreed to tliat. In the words of the
programme of the Inter-Allied Labor
Conference, 'the right of each nation
to the defence of its own economic in?
terests and to the conservation of a
sufficiency of foodstuffs and materials
cannot be denied.' "
Will Fix Programme
He concluded with the expression of
the hope that the time was not far off
that the Allies would meet at the coun?
cil board to discuss in detail the eco- ?
notnic association, which will combine
the resources of the civilized world in \
the joint work of reconstruction and ?
the restoration of prosoerity.
"I have been much interested in the:
series of addresses and discussions at'
the recent meetings of commercial as?
sociations in the United States, such !
as the chambers of commerce and the '
Foreign Trade Council, regarding trade
after the war. The tone of these dis- :
eussions seems to show clearly a de- :
sire for settled arrangements for mut?
ual help between all the nations now
associated in the war against Germany.
These are also our feelings in Britain, !
and I should like to make some ac?
knowledgment of these recent utter- I
anees of prominent American commer- :
cial men by trying to describe roughly :
the state of British policy at this mo- ;
ment in regard to such matters.
"The resolutions of the Paris eco
nomic conference have been much dis?
cussed during the last two years.
When they were written we had an \
alliance of eight nations, six of whom ]
had suffered the immediate ravagea
of war. The world outside, including
the United States, with its vast re?
sources, was neutral, and, nominally, at
any rate, the neutral world at the con?
clusion of peace would have sold its
products where they would have
fetched most money. To borrow the
plain words of the recent inter-Allied
labor conference, ail these vast re- '
sources would have gone to those who
could pay most, not to those who would
need most, so the Paris conference
was a defensive agreement of those I
then engaged in the war to secure :
their own peoples against starvation
and unemployment during the period
of reconstruction, and to provide for
the restoration to economic life of the :
Continued on next pagv
__________ '
British Land Force
on Murman Coast
LONDON, July 15. British forces,
after landing on the Murman coast,
have occupied the port of Kern, on
! the White Sea, the "Frankfurter
! Zeitung" says, according to a Rot?
terdam dispatch to "The Daily Tele?
Free Belgium
Bid by Hertling
Only a Trick
i Germans Revealed as Still
Holding Country as
Price for Colonies
COPENHAGEN, July 14.?Chancellor
\ von Hertling's pronouncement on Bel
' gium is regarded in high German
political circles, says a dispatch from
Berlin to the "Politiken," as merely a
concrete statement of the position long
? maintained by the German govern?
ment namely, that Belgium is only
a pawn for Germany's use at. the peace
, table. The dispatch adds:
"President Wilson's speeches had
! given the world the idea that Germany
hoped to retain Belgium, and because
of this a concrete statement was
cjeemed necessary.
"German officials take it for grante?
that Germany will be compensated fot
the return of Belgium by getting bacl
all ?Tec colonie:? and obtaining fret
routes to them.
"The fate of Belgium," according ti
these officials, "depends upon whethe
the Entente will accept these condi
tion.s. If the Entente tries to enforci
a policy of taking away the Germai
colonies and in cutting Germany of
from the outside world, then German;
' won't surrender Belgium."
? Important Foreign
Policy Statements
Promised by Vienne
' AMSTERDAM, July 14.?It was an
nounced at Vienna to-day with refer
] ence to the impending sessions of th
Austrian and Hungarian parliament?
according to a telegram from the Aus
1 trian capital, that "important state
ments regarding the foreign policy wil
be made by the government."
PARIS. July 14.?The "Arbeiter Zei
! tung." of Vienna, the official organ o
: the Austrian Social Democracy, de
' mands, according to a dispatch receive
, by the Havas Agency, that the Austria!
: government come to an agreement wit]
[ President Wilson.
The German Imperial Chancelier an
: nounced in the Reichstag last mont
' that the "Arbeiter Zeitung," of Vienn?
had been barred in Germany by th
I government, in full accord with th
government at Vienna, because th
paper was "considered every day mor
and more a pei'verted newspaper."
Berlin Editor
Decries Hertling
For Waiting Policy
AMSTERDAM, July 14. "Chance!
lor von Hertling's declaration regard
ing Belgium is a great step in ad
vanee," says the "Frankfurter Zeil
ung." "Enemy statesmen," the news
paper continues, "cannot, interpret i
as British Foreign Secretary Ba
four did the Chancellor's Februar
speech by indicating that. Germany ir
tends to make Belgium subservient t
herself by means of commercial, terr
torial and military conditions. Thei
is now no obstacle on Germany's sid
to the ending of the war."
The "Vossische Zeitung" says
"Chancellor von Hertling's statemer
on Belgium was made with a d?finit?
ness which always hitherto has bee
lacking. The Chancellor's thorough e:
position of his conception of the Be
gian problem will silence chatter abot
German statesmen being intentionall
silent on this subject or expressin
themselves with studied obscurity."
"Germania" says: "Belgium is til
most important question raised by tl
war, and with the Chancellor's elet
statement regarding it the intern:
political situation can now be consii
ered as no longer strained."
Hertling an Opportunist
Theodor Wolff, editor in chief of tl
"Berliner Tageblatt," condemns tl
speech of Count von Hertling, sayinj
"The Chancellor ia silent about wi
aims. If Count von Hertling conside:
Belgium is part of the peace questio
he must remember that for nobo?.
Continued on page three
? _
British Adv-ance Line
South of Ypres ?and
Take More Than
260 Prisoners
Gun Duel Along
American Front
Austrians Driven Fur?
ther Back in Albania
With Comparatively
Little Resistance
French forces in Albania have capt?
ured Hill 500 and the villages of
Narta and Gramshi, which bring1.;
the Allies eastern flank apprecia?
bly nearer Lake Ochrida. The
Franco-Italian armies are giving
the enemy no rest, pressing: him
back daily.
In Macedonia, wept of Doiran, the
British have struck a blow against
the Bulgarians with good result.
The rail line running: northward
from Uskum may be their ob?
jective, the aim being to outflank
the enemy northeast of Monastir.
British forces in a local operation
east of Lake Dickenbusch, south
of Ypres, in Flanders, yesterday
advanced their positions and took
more than 260 prisoners.
Bad weather is believed now to b_>
one factor delaying the expected
German offensive. Heavy rain is
causing a diminution of activity
all along the front.
On the American front along the
[' Marne there has been a noticeable
increase in the intensity of the
long range artillery fire, but no
personal' contact with enemy
Berlin announced "the enemy" at?
tacked west of Chateau Thierry,
in Champagne, Saturday, and v.as
sanguinarily repulsed. No word
of such an attack came from the
Allied side. Whether Americans
were in action is not known.
Big gun exchanges on the Italian
front are reported from Valarsa
to the eastern sector of Asiago
Plateau. Italian fire has dispersed
moving enemy troops north of
Barcola Pass.
Long Range Firing
Increases on U. S.
Front on the Marne
( riy 7>?' Azsoriatcd Prtjiil
ON THE MARNE, July 14. -Then
was increased artillery firing, and ir
particular long-range shelling, or
the American front along the Manu
throughout the night.
There was no infantry fighting
The weather continues cloudy an<
Allies in Albania
Push Foe Back With
Comparative East
LONDON. July 14. Allied forces ii
Albania are continuing their driv?
against the Austrian armies with com
paratively little opposition.
The French forces have driven th<
enemy from Hill 600 and from the vil
l?ge of Narta, at the confluence of th
Tormoric? and Devoli rivers, and estnb
lished their advancer with great rapid
ity. In addition, on the right ban
of the Devoli River, the French ad
vancing columns have occupied th
town of Oramshi.
The British, to the west of Doirar
have carried out a successful rai
against th?j Bulgarian lines, forcing th
defenders b?ck at several points i
sanguinary conflicts, according to re
ports reaching the War Office to-nigh
This may be the- opening of an attemr
to cut the railroad running north froi
Cskub. but details as yet are lacking.
Tomorica and Devoli rivers, and estai
the enemy is shoeing continued weal
n?*ss and the formidable defence t
the early days of the drive is almot
entirely lacking.
The statement on the Balkan flghtir
given out in Paris to-night read as fo
"Eastern Theatre, Jaly 14.?W*?t (
Doiran British troops carried out
successful raid on the Bulgarian line
"In Albania the French troop? cot
tinued their successful advance. Th?
drove th- enemy f.oin Hill 600 ar
from the village of Narta, at the coi
fluence of the Tomorica and Devc
rivers. On the right bank of the Devc
we occupied Gramshi."
Beaten Austrian
Forces in Albania
Surrender Freel
LONDON, July 14. Telegraph!
Thursday, Reuter's correspondent
the Macedonian front bays:
"The Allied 'derations in ?South?

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