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HAVE SUPPORTED THE RED CROSS; NOW BUY W. S. S. ERALD WHAT DO YOU WANT? LET THE WASHINGTON HERALD CLASSIFIED PAGE ACCOMMODATE YOU. NO, 4260. WEATHER-FAIR; WARMER. WASHINGTON. D. G. ' TUESDAY. JUNE 26, W1&. ? ? ? ? ? ' ? ONE CENT SJ??TSH? ALLIED ARMIES' BIGGEST BLOW NEAR; HAMMER RETREATING ITALIANS . . HUNS; ? ?. AMERICANS DRIVE BOCHE FROM FOREST Italians Rout Austrians on Piave; Pursue Vigorously and En gage Rear Guards. MANY CAPTIVES BEING TAKEN Huge Amount of Material Also Abandoned to Victors?Artillery and A? p^iies Harass Enemy. The Italian forces routed the Austrian: . ... Piave, vigorously pursued them across the river and are ac?vely en gaging their rear guards, according to an official dispatch from the Italian field headquarters received here by the Italian Em bassy. As the report gives, indication that the allied pursuit is well organized, hope is expressed that the enemy's retreat across the Piave may be turned into a rout which will force retirement from the mountain lines. The dispatch, sent late yesterday, follows: "From Montello to the sea the fighting started again this morning. Continuous attacks by our infantry, strong, uninter rupted fire by our artillery and bombardments by our bombing planes have obliged the enemy troops to retire in disorder. Meairll? < easpletery Retaken, i "The enemy almost everywhere has been obliged to withdraw from the left bank of the Piave. If entello has been cor.njetely retaken by a vigorous attack. "All alone the Prave our well or- i gantxed and united force? ara going forward, and at many pointa they < have already reached the old linea ! oa the right bank of the Piava, be ing everywhere la cloae contact with the ratifia?; enemy toi?as. Detachments of our infantry and ! r ivalry are on the left bank of the Piava at several points. ?, "From Cape Sile. which haa been retaken, onr units are going for ward on the Piave Nu-iva. Num oua squadrons of bombing plane.? are flying over the other side of thr Piave where heavy Are of our ar tillery and our o'anes la harassing the beaten eaen y columns. Prtseaers Xaaaereaa ' L'p to this hour prisoners in great quantities have been captur ed but their number cannot yet be exactly stated. ? huge amount of abandoned material fell In our hands. On the remainder of the front the fighting; activity continues. Our frequent artillery actions and' the raids by the patrol parties sus tain our pressure at all points." Military observers here were par ticularly pleased by the report that the enemy had been thrown out of all positions in the Montello. It haa been recognised that their hold of three-quarters of the long slope to the north of the Piave plains was the sole menace created by the of fensive At all times there waa a distinct feeling that the Italiana had sufficient reserve strength to retake the positions at any ime. but it was feared that the enemy might by a new concentration be able to extend his front at this point and control by artillery Are the battle ground to the south. Piave Flaed Paaeea. Aa yea. there Is no evidence to indicate that the Ita,;im are pre pared to throw a great force of men to the left bank of the Piave. It is known that the flood tide of the Piave has passed and thai the river is rapidly falling. This will drain off much of the inundated territory and permit of the rapid advanee of covering; artillery and pontoons. Italian military men. now visit ing In Washington, believe that no strong effort against the enemy to the north of the Piave on the Ime of the present fighting can be atcniDteil tipleas an offensive is be gun along tile entice mountain lie. Italian Casualties Less Than Half Foe's. ?y FI.OYD MACCUFF. Staff Correspondent of the I. N. S. London, June M.?Great possibilit?s are certain If the Italian soktiera are able to exploit their success over the Austrtans. though it Is a ?-?sibil?i r that the pursuers may have to halt on the original Piave line, owing to other elements of the greater situation. The Italian casualties, i learn, are lasa than half those of the Ammans, who have absolutely notalng to (how for their offensive. Italian cavalry, R la le imed, have been thrown across the Piave over bridges hastily ballt by engineers and they are driving "he enemy In the long stretch on the eastern sMe rf the river bet ?eau Conegiuuio and Oderso. Allies Besah Railway?. The allied airman are bombarding the railways to those points and also as far sooth aa Porto Gruaro. on the Oderso rail. If these men ara sav ers*] the whole Austrian right will be rsopardiaed and the enemy employ ment of any reserves frustrated. Houth of the Zenson bend "of the rtver, a fsw miles below Oderso. the Austrian? are fighting a stubborn rear-guard action ha an attempt to ?ver the bridgeheads at Ban Dona dl Piave ant at Orisolera, a short dis tance southward. The Austrian? fled from the Mon dello partly by a lone bridge and by wading into the river. -They were ??wad dawn by the Italians following Hosely on thetr heels, and seventy tww piece? tsken by the enemy were GERMAN CUT FROM SCHOOL CURRICULUM Teaching Enemy's Tongv Eliminated by Vote of Education Board. . rman as a language study ?raa ..nipped from ?he curriculum of the public school? of the District of Columbia yesterday at a meeting of the Board of Education. It wii resolved to "suspend" the teaching of German for the next year commencing in September and until further notice. A clause read ing "until after the war" was vot <*d down by the_ committee present ing the motion as being "too in definite." No discussion of the reso lution was made In the public meet ! ing but a warm discussion went on 'behind closed doors In the meeting ! preliminary to the public session. Only one member of the board was i willing to go on record as voting against the resolution, however. Oae Vete Against. The one vole cast against the reso ! lution came from Dr. H. Barrett ! Learned, of the Bureau of Special In? ? vestigation of the Department of Justice. Learned, formerly Instruc tor In niste, in Yale University, has had four children in the public schools. "It Is a matter of principle with me." said Dr. Learned to the repre sentative of The Herald who called at his home last nicht?"It is a matter of principle with me not to interfere with the elective principle In the teaching of modern languages. "German ranks with French, Ital ian and Spanish. If a mistake has been made. It was in ever putting it Into the curriculum. "The present war has risen from a great number of factors, known and unknown. Had German language, Ger man customs and ideals been better understood, we should have been bet ter able to cope wl(h the pernicious doctrines of the Prussian bureaucra cy. J. ?. Cramb, whose book, 'Ger many and England,' published in 1911. Is one of the most startling prophecies extant, was able to write the book and warn his countrymen by reason of his thorough understanding of the German language and the German mind. "It Is true that here and there ? teacher or a textbook may he Imbued with some subtle form of Prussian Ism, but this sort of Influence Is be ine speedily offset. If not actually eradicated by our virile and aroused Americanism." The rider to the ap propriation bill, calling for the elimi nation of German In the District, was characterised by Dr. Learned as" "Savage." -|?M "It is savage legislation which will have ultimately to be abrogated,*' amid he. "It reflecta the extreme point of ?lew taken by thoroughly aroused citi sene whose sons' lives are at stake in the procese of stamping out Pras slanisro. "Of course," continued Dr. Learned. CONTIHU??? Ot? PAO? ?tVsi May?? of tksma. Criticise?. Richmond, Va., June 24.-The grand Jury Investiga ting vice condition? fer the past few weeks, late this after noon recommended the removal of Chief of Police Sherry, recently ap pointed by Mayor Amelie, to jgssssOi Chief of Police Sewell. and says the mayor la not ntted to be at the head of the polic? danartmeat. LLOYD GEORGE PLANSTAKING PART IN FIGHTS Week Will See Debate on Two Vital Questions in Britain. IRISH QUESTION PENDS _, Labor Meeting and Ending Coalition Also Active Issues. By BASIL? REEIEI. Special Cestsspsndsnt of The Ia ternatleaal Inn So??lee. London, June 24.?The govern ment faces two largo problems this week. There will be the Irish de bate agitation tomorrow, the meet Ins of the labor party on Wednes day, and coupled with these Is the large possibility of the ending of the political trace. Both occasions will be used for the airing of the pacifist Issues, which are expected to have prominence for the root of the week. ' The agitation Is totally unpropor tioned to the slae of the elements Involved, but It possibly win be pushed to the extant of a test of strength In many ways similar to the ?pisode between Premier Lloyd George and General Maurice. The Premier himself Is likely personally to enter both of the fights with speeches which will clear the air of what the Times brand? as Bolshevism. One of the most bitter attacks oa the attempts to stampede the labor 1 party is printed today by the Bve ning Standard. The paper score? M. '). Morrei, the chief pamphleteer the "defeatists." ?rao. the ; ?'< r1ar*e. baa been consistently Gessasse. la? He has seised every occasion," ays the paper, "to impede the war measures and to discourage the popu lation. He has carried on Intrigue against the men of his own party , who have played a patriotic role. "No one has done more than Ram sey Macdonald and his friends to lengthen the war and keep alive the German hopes of a negotiated peace, which now is ?Imply surrender." The Evening News expressed the belief that the great mass of labor will throw over the pacifist leaders ? and will form a trade union labor ; party. Under the aptlon "a pacifist blatherskite." tv. paper quotes Mar donald's aatrela on the mater of union democratic control at a meeting In Glasgow Sundae. The News also says that Mrs. Pethlck Lawrence, one of England's best known women agi tators, advised the women 'if the na tion to write to the Premier that they I "look on you aa a murderer." | A clear outline of the sentiments or | the patriotic women of the British ? Isles and the vast majority was given today by Miss Christobel Pankhurst, ? daughter of Mrs. Emmeline Pank I hurst, the English suffragist leader. ' now in the United States urging the I saving of Russia Pankharst Demands. Miss PankhUsst addressed members of the Woman's party In London, among those present being the wife of Premier Hughes of Australia "Victory must be won," Miss Pank hurst declared. "Victory or death I? our motto. We never will be a party to the signing of a compromise peace. If that la the plsn of the politicians, we will burst it up. This Is our (challenge. Tou have got to win this war, and win it no matter what the difficulty. You have made dtfflcultiev for yourselvea With no matter what pain, or sacrifice, or cost, we defy the soldiers to come b \ck home without victory. We say: " 'Don't come unless you ara vic torious. We are willing to share your difficulties, but not defeat We will not live in A world over which Ger many Has triumphed. We will die to the last mar and woman and let the Kaiser rule a desert of graves.' " The following demands of the OONTTNTED ON PACE THREE Italian War Minister Congratulated by Baker Secretary Baker yesterday tart die folkwing cable gram to the Italian minister of war: The people of the United States are watching with enthusiasm and admiration the splendid exploita of the great army of Italy in resisting and driving back die enemy forces which recently undertook a major offensive on the Italian front I take great pleasure, in tendering my own hearty congratulations and would be most happy to have a message of greeting and congratulations transmitted to Gen. Diaz ard his brave soldiers. "NEWTON D. BAKER. -Secretary of War." HALTS DEFEAT OF AUSTRIA. FINE, BIG THING, SAYS BAKER Sends Congratulatory Message to Rotne on Br il lian t Success, Which Proves Militar y Efficiency?Now? Elate? Americans. By NEWTON D. BAKER Secretary of War. Our reports (rom Italy practically confirai in all details, without addine very much te th? d?tails, what you have in the newspapers. The success of the Italian army on their front is so reassuring and spectacular that I have cabled the Italian minister of war a congrat ulatory telegram. The exploit of the Italian army was really one of the fine, big things of the war. They have been aided by the ?welling river, hut even bet?re th? Piave roaa Shey hoe asjwctscawry anrsterl the great drive, and the speed with which they have taken advantage of the situation created by the rising of the river shows great military organization and efficiency. I The Austrian? have crossed the river, and I set no report confirming the report that the Italians have crossed. The time the British and French sent their divisions over it took sub stantially a week before the first be gan to arrive, and that was regarded as a remarkably effective placa of co operation. Of course the line of rail roads from France to the Italian front is very direct. I think the German Austrian line would be very much more difficult The Austrian report tala morning looked as though they were trying to pr?paie public opinion for new? of a reverse. I have had a great many evidence? of thai wide-spread sympathy of the I'nHed Staes with the Italian cause. A great many people have written and spoken to rae about it, and there seems to be s great deal of publie In terest In it. I am delighted to know that this is so. I can not state too strongly the American interest In the lail?n effort. AMERICANS NOW POSSESS WHOLE OF BELLEAU WOOD Strong Force Takes Last Section Remaining in Hands of Germans, Cleaning Out Ma chine Gun Nests?Americans in Alsace. charge, by the Americans, ihe first of which took the enemy by surprise. The enemy artillery? however, had prepared for the attack by laying down a vigorous barrage early on Sunday evening, the Infantry plunging In at the opportune moment. One of the Boche machine guns was located In a tree and was being In geniously operated by means of a Mil ley arrangement. A squad of A men cans exhibited great courage In get ting It. HsM Seetar la Alaaec. With the American Army In France. June 34.?The American soldiers are now holding a hilly sector In Alsace, west of Colmar and south of St. Die. They entered the line nearly a fort night ago. It is now permissible to announce this, following the repulse or ihe en emy's raid mentioned In Sunday's communique. Trie White House. Government Departments and the Committee on Public Information AB Subscribe to Several Copies of THE WASHINGTON HERALD BECAUSE The Big War New? Break? for the Morning Paper? ?and The Herald is the morning paper from which they can get the latest war newt most quickly. On Sunday, June II. the first news of The Herald carried exclusively In yes the Austrian drive was carried by The terday's paper the story of the arrival In Herald ahead of any other Washington Washington of Alexander Konowaloff, , peper. member of Kerensky's cabinet. The Herald yesterday was the only local The only new angles of the American saper carrying the report that the An?- forces' drive in the Marne section were trian cabinet will resign. This news was In the morning newspaper stories, while >lso carried on the first pane of the New the afternoon papers, twelve hours later, fork Times. carried colorless rewrites of the news. The Associated Pre*?, one of the largest "newsgathering agencies in the -world, uses many thousand* of miles of telegraph wires for morning papers in excess of their afternoon service. The progress of the armies is reported in night communiques. /Night cables carry all the big news of the day. Day cables are dogged with commercial messages. Therefore, the latest war news always appears in the morning newspaper? ? The Washington Herald Daily, 1 Cent Sunday, 2 Cents B?CK PRIVATES SHARE HONORS ??? OFFICERS Citations by Pershing of Men Who Were Heroes at Cantigny. ROOSEVELT MENTIONED Deeds Ran Gamut of Sacri fice and Patriotism in Exploits. With the American Army In France. June !4.?Buck privates shared honors with colonels, and with Mai. Theodore Roosevelt. colonel's son. In the offl?lal citations lust mad? for the American attack on Cantigny. They constitute remarkable document of American heroism. The deeds they tell of run the gamut of aaerll trlotlsm. They tell for tao ars* time the real story of ta? exploits of Individuals la tao laplats of Cantigny. baaed on tao ?molai re port? after She excitement has pass ed. Hera is the story of Private Fred H. Meyer, chosen at random from the long honer refi of private? who proved themselves the greetest heroes. Meyer was of Jewish extraction. H? osse hl? body aa a shield to a comrade armed with an automatic rifle. In order that the riflemen ?sight thus Silano? a Qsiian machine and reda?? the Aro f ethers, atyer. h human targl*7~^SW*^mtrS!?T>-V/1ta munirne bullets. Bat the gunner was saved. Col. Lucius ?. Holbrook. of the field artillery. Is cited for "conspicu ous skill in handling artillery groupa during the attack and the subsequent bombardments, preserving the mission of the runs, adjusting their barrage, and affording effective support and protection to the Infantry." MaJ. Roosevelt, it bow appears, com manded an infantry battalion of the first division of units which captured the Important salient at Cantigny. and held It in the face of repeated counter attacka. MaJ. Roosevelt recognized the serious nature of his task. He was stern ind fearless. A glutton for work, his conduct at Cantigny and during the subsequent raid were an Inspiration to his men. He has re covered from the painful effects of the gaa to which he was subjected His brother, Archie, wounded several weeka ago, has also been cited for hravery and awarded the French Croix de Guerre. Other < Halloas. Other citations follow: Private Abe Kaufman, of the ar tillery: "His fingers were shot off. but he refused to leave his gun and remained at his post until hs wss more seriously wounded. Corp. Anthony C. Bills, of the ar tillery: "He repaired telephone wires and set up communications, until his arm was shot off." Corp. Leon Barlow, of the artil lery :"He left a sick cot and volun teered to fight He repaired five breaks In a wire, during a heavy artillery and machine gun fire, and carried a message safely to the regi mental commander." Private John Fennessey, of the in fantry: "He remained at hia post mortally wounded, until the fight waa over. Dying, his last thought was the advisability of putting a new automatic rifle in a position. Ht was brave and loyal to the last gasp." Cearage and ?kill. Lieut. Col. John A. Crane: "Hie courage and skillful conduct of an ar tillery battalion and the accuracy of his fire contributed to success of the operation." Private Alexander Phillips: "Twice wounded while remaining at his post as runner for four comrades unUl they retired." Lieut. Jack Coonan: "Held his men by his personal bravery during a heavy enemy barrage and advanced and turned the enemy flank under a withering fire." Corp. John G. FUnt: "With shells breaking on all sides, he kept shoot ing at a German aviator with a ma chine gun. until twice wounded." He was rescued by Lieuts. M. P. Bedsole and Cyrus Gernsey, both of whom also are cited. DU AT CUrnSS FIELD. Lieut Cameron and Sergt Tahl strand Killed at,Miami. Miami, Fla., June 24.?Lieut- Duncan C. Cameron, of Pittsburgh, and Sergt. Ernest Tahlstrand, of Chicago, were instantly killed at the Marine Corps station at Curtis Field today when their airplane fell to a tail spin and crashed five hundred feet to the earth. The two fliers had finished their usual daily flying work and decided to take another trip up to try some stunts. It is thought a broken con trol rod was the cause of the accident This Is the fourth fatal accident at Curtis Field. Stiflns Grow in Number Munich, via London. Jon? 24 ? Strike?, riot? and disorders now extend all over Austria and Hun gary according to admission made by ta? newspapers of Vienna, ? Within Few Hours, Says Lloyd George, Great Event May Occur; Certain to Be Soon. ALLIED ARMIES IN PINK OF FORM Number of Americans Arriving Enough to Defeat Foe Ultimately, British Pre mier Declares. Loi.cjR June 24.?The ultimate defeat of Germany is now seen by the allied powers. This flat and trans cendentally important statement was made by Premier Lloyd George in the house of commons today. He told his audience that the scales were being turned fast by the fast-arriving American army. "We are oa the ere of a great event" the Bru is, statesman declared?and the beeches of the chasa ? ber were transformed iste a wild demonstraboa. "There might be t blew cessstf wrtha a few beers;' the premier declared, in predicting the im portant event he wee visualizing fer Parhemeat. "(^rUis-y," he aided, "it wil ceeee withe, a few ?mtbT AMERICANS WILL BEAT HUNS. "The allies never felt better prepared." he added? and another tumult of cheers greeted the statement "The number of Asserii:ans who have come since March is sufficient to satisfy the allies and ultimately de feat Germany." Lloyd George then flatly asserted. He then added: "The next two months will be anxious months, but the allies are improving and are confident regarding the relative strength, which now is nearly equal. "The Americans are coming and shortly, it is pos sible, the allies will be stronger than Germany. "The enemy has no reserves to call upon for another offensive except through a drastic combing out of his es sential industries. He is already doing this." MAY WIPE OUT AUSTRIAN ARMY. Reference to Italy's overwhelming defeat of the Aus trian army on the Piave drew further cheers from the house. The Austrian empire, the premier added, had put her whole strength into the abortive blow toward the Venetian Plains and her armies now are in full retreat There is no question, he said, as to which way the enemy must retreat, but the question is whether he is able to retreat ? The premier sketched the state of conditions in Rus sia, which country, he said, was awakening to the need of taking part in the final overthrow of the central powers. Any move against the Germans in the East, the pre mier reminded the members of the house, must necessarily meet with difficulty. There is only one access, he said, and the power which has the access to Russia is Japan. BRITISH VESSEL SUNK, DANIELS ANNOUNCES Empty Transport Victim of U-Boat 700 Milo Out. June 18. , Following Um Unding of survivors st American porta. Secretary Daniels yesterday announced tbe sinking of a British transport by a German sub marine, June IS. TOO miles east of the Delaware capes. It la believed here thst the enemy craft was part of the squadron of German U-boats assigned to prey on commerce and troopships off the American coast ' If the submarine waa coming this way It is to be ex pected that the raids along the At lantic coast, which ceased after the first ended, nearly two week? as will be resumed. A The official announcement follow? "The Navy Department has been advised that an allied transport, un der American charter, waa aunk on June IS about 70? miles east of the Delaware capea. The ahip waa west bound, and had no troops on board. "The vessel waa sunk without warning, the submarine not being see? until after the torpedo struck. After the vessel settled, and they were unabled to use the guns, the crew took to the boats. The sub marine came to the surface and fired nineteen shots Into the ship. "All the crew, a total of MS men, got away In seven boat? before the vessel sank. Of these the asen in four boats have been landed?two boats' crews by steamer at New York; one host's crew by steamer at Hampton Roads, aad one boat's craw by sailing ? vessel at Bei muda total, eighty-one men. Three boats ars still missing, aad nanrh is being made far the??.- s ANARCHY APPROACHES FAST IN AUSTRIA NOW Whole Situation Dominated by Hunger, Emperor Finds. London, June 24 ?Austria is rap* idly deteriorating into anarchy. says the Amsterdam correspondent of the Daily express Emperor Karl, the correeponden* says, has returned to Vienna to III that the solution of the hunger sit uation dominates the whole situa tion. There Is no algn of amelloraioa of rondinone, deapite Germany's prom ise to send several thousand tona of grain. It is evident the dispatch con tinues, from Premier Von Seydler's words to the correspondent of tao Berliner Tageblatt that the reduced bread ration can be maintained oaly if Germany helpa. What will nan pen if the help Is Insufficient re mains to be seen. As a consequence of the graia conflict German public opinion, and especially that of the military and and conservative classes, la becom ing remarkably anti-Austrian. This following has been Increasing since the retreat of the Austuan? from the Piave. The Austrian* now are hating the Germans Moreover they declare they are more harshly treated by their own allies than by their enemies.. The Germans, the correspondent concludes, are afraid a revolution la Vienna will spread to Germany. Strikes, riots snd disorders have spread all over Austria and Hungary, and the statement is made on th. ad missions of the Vienna newspapers themselves SoaaUy supplias of food have been obtained to remedy the famine situation, the heat suggeetiea offered being weekly supplies ??" Borsa sasat and tours of military sse m? ktveaeas earn mg Usi? sena.