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r No. 590.-No. 20,374. WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 9, 1916* FIVE CENTS.
Enormous Numbers of
Front of German 1
According to G
nr i
ur Lii i mi IE./3
Attacks Delivered in Spite of Rain
Say War Office Statements?(
After Terrific B
BERLIN. July 8. via London.?
the Somme, in the field of the ent<
front, have repulsed with heavy
British and French, the war office
The German artillery, machir
devastating effect upon the huge i
indicated by the enormous nunikt
Contalmaison and other points atl
The official statement regarding opera- i
tlons on the western front says:
"On both sides of the Somme our hero- I
ism and tenacity prepared for the enemy
a day full of delusions. Numerous and j 1
continuously repeated attacks were re- 1
11' r fi con?tiin.>rv lnccac The
t'uiotru mm couguuia.j ?vccco. ^ - ,
enormous number of fallen Englishmen ;
before the Ovillers-Contalmaison-Bazentlne
le Grand sector, and of fallen . .
Frenchmen before Biaches-Soyecourt J ;
front give an indication of the masses
of enemy forces employed for the at- 1 i
tacks, and of the devastating effect of , '
I our artillery, machine gun and infantry I
I fire. On -he right bank of the Meuse the i 1
enemy continues to sacrifice his men in j '
strong fruitless assaults against our po- j
sitions on Froide terre Hill. He has not '
been able to win a foot of ground. Sev- j
eral hundred prisoners fell into our j
hands. I ;
"Weak advances against the Damloup , .
hill battery were easily repulsed. Artil- j
leryand patrol activity on the remainder
of the front was very lively in places. '
An attack made by about one company
of French in the Bois le Pretre failed." ,
British Storm Trenches.
LONDON". July 9. Sunday.?British in- j
fantrv. after a fierce bombardment, i
stormed a line of trenches and gained a , 1
footing in the Bois de Trones, according .
to the British official statement issued I
late last night. An appreciable advance i 1
was also made in the neighborhood of ! j
Oviilers. | <
'I be text reads: i (
'The fighting today has been prin- !
oipally on our extreme right flank, j
where further important successes ! 1
wen gained by our troops.
"To the east of Bernafay wood, after ; '
a fierce preliminary bombardment, we ! 1
stormed a line of trenches and gained j
lodgment in a strongly defended wood j )
known as the Bois de Trones. There I !
we captured 150 prisoners and several j '
machine guns. \ '
"The French on our right flank greatly
assisted our advance by the. fire of
their artillery. The enemy losses from
the combined Anglo-French bombardment
were severe. J
"A strong German counter attack in | J
mass, subsequently launched across the !
open against these captured positions, j
-completely broke down under the fire j
of 18-pounders and 75-millimeter guns, i j
The enemy retired in disorder.
"In the neighborhood of Oviilers ( '
hand-to-hand fighting continues among j '
the ruins of the village. But there, j <
too, we made an appreciable advance, j '
"Despite the cloudy weather, our ! aeroplanes
and kite balloons did some J 1
work- taking photographs and direct- j
Ing the fire of the batteries. A large 1
explosion was caused in one of the '
1 . enemy's ammunition depots and bombs
were dropped on his billets. One of
our machines, although disabled, sustained
a running tight of twenty i
minutes with three hostile1 aeroplanes
and afterward landed safely in our
own aerodrome.
"With this exception, few enemy machines
were seen, and these were far
behind his own trenches." <
Official French Report.
PARIS. July 8, 10:45 p.m.?The official
communication issued by the war ,
office tonight reads: 1
"North of the Somme, notwithstand- 1
ing the persistent rain and fog, our ,
troops delivered an assault this morning
on the village of Hardecourt, and 1
on Mameion to the north, in co-opera- J
tion with the British army which attacked
from its side the Boise u*
Trones and a farm situated southeast
of that wood. In thirty-five minutes
oifr infantry, by the vigor of the attack,
was in possession of the desired j
"Two <>rman counter attacks, one '
from the north, the other from the east. '
were launched in the afternoon on
Mameion, conquered by us. but were
broken b\ our fire. The Germans suffered
hc.ivy losses ir. these actions, !
and left 2*'ft prisoners in on: hands.'
"South of the Somme there was no
L event of importance to r?-porl.
[ "On the Verdun front our first and :
r second v. ere subjected to an inter- }
mittent bombarlment. On the left '
bank the activity of the artillery con- j
tinned very violent in the sectors north
of Souviile, the Furnin wood and the
I>arnIoup battery.
"The usual cannonading occurred on !
the rest of the front.
"Belgian communication: 'In the sec-;
to:'a oi Boesinghe and Steenstraete we j
continued successfully today our d> st.uctive
fires on the German defen- '
sive works The enemy responded
feebly. In the region of Dixmude j
unite violent artillery actions have t c- }
t urred.' "
French Flank the Enemy.
The new French front before Peronne
appears to have been fortified now so!
as to facilitate flanking movements {
southward and a widening of the posi- j
tiou already conquered. French Infan- |
try inaugurated this operation yesterday
by successful attacks in the region
of iieiloy-en-Santerre, where 360 Gern:ans
were taken prisoner, and east of
K::trees. where fifty men were left in
French hands after an assault on a
communicating trench.
"It was most businesslike," said an
eyewitness. "The French infantry Jumped
out of the trenches and set to work
with as much celerity tn their methods
as if occupied with a task that had bev
come second nature. Neither was there
Lmuch dallying on the part of the Ger'
C n A m HAA J I A^I im
.ine Along Somme,
Ifficial Report.
and Fog Result in Further Gains,
jermans Eager to Surrender
-German troops on both sides of
ente offensive along the western
losses repeated attacks by the
announced today,
le gun and infantry fire had a
nasses of attacking forces, as is
?rs of dead left before Ovillers,
acked bv the allies, the bulletin
mans, who. perhaps, had been impressed
by what had been going: on north of
them during the last few days. The
French had scarcely reached the fir^t
line of their adversaries, when the Germans
were seen climbing out of the
trenches in clusters with their hands up
and marching in double-quick time toward
the French trenches.
"'The first wave of assailants seemed
to ignore these fellows, who tore
through the weeds without escort and j
without urging in search of holes in the ;
barbed-wire entanglements. The Germans
were pictures of precipitate anxiety
until they reached the parapet pro- I
tecting the field works, passing on their I
way the French machine gun sections
'.rawing forward to support the infantry.
'War Finished!" They Cry.
"'The war is finished! The war is
finished!' cried many of them, with
I hciv ~ -- I
.U.W.O vApaiiuiiig in uu smues as
they leaped into the French communi-J
r-ating: trenches, and filed back to the J
rear between lines of more French j
tre ops waiting: for the word to take j
their turn in the assault. The prisoners j
then cried for water and bread. The j
privates generally did not conceal their j
satisfaction in finding tranquillity at
the rear of the French lines. Only the
:>flicers and subalterns were downcast."
Work on the perfecting of the east
ivorks began twenty months ago on
he German side of the front g.nd went
. n until the hwt mfntite, according to
prisoners. At some points dugouts
forty feet deep were armored with con rete
and fitted with all the comforts
>f home.
"We were safe," said one prisoner,
'until the new French guns got the
range. Then it took only one monster
ihcll to undo the results of twenty '
nonths of patient labor." No doubt, the f
prisoner referred to the new French
sixteen-inch gun. These formidable engines
in the hands of the French have
proved so handy and so strong in
execution that they are far ahead of )
the German .42s.
Misdemeanor Counts Against Official
of West Virginia Company.
HUNTINGTON, W. Va , July W. R,
Kyger, cashier of the Central Banking 1
Company, whose doors were closed re- ,
ently by state officials, was twice indicted
yesterday on misdemeanpr
counts by a Cabell county grand Jury.
Mr. Kyger has not been arrested. The
grand jury asked District Attorney
Henry Simms to look into the reports j
>f the state bank examiner on the condition
of the bank.
Baptist Young People's Union Closes
Session in Chicago.
r'WTf'Arifi T.iiv ft ?
- ... ? j > IC1I hit: OCtCClllin i
)f Dr. James A. White of Chicago as
general secretary the business sessions
)f the Baptist Young People's Union of
America, in twenty-fifth annual contention
here, closed today. The date for
he next year's convention in Detroit
A'as set for July 5-8, and the board of
nanagers announced that Philadelphia
would be the convention city in 1918.
Resolutions were adopted by the contention
declaring strongly for nationwide
'prohibition and a slogan "galooniess
America in 1920" was adopted.
Another Mexican
Raid at Big Bend
Spuria! Dispatch to The Star.
EL PASO, Tex., July 8.
?Armed Mexicans today
crossed the border in the
Big Bend country near
Boquillas and raided the
jtrofierty of the Puerto
Rico Mining Company
and captured three Americans.
The employes of j
the company fought off
the raiders for a time,
hut finally were forced to
run to the hills. After
looting the mining company's
property the Mexicans
set fire to the buildings,
including the company
store and several
homes of employes. It is
claimed a small hand of
Mexicans also crossed
the border near Terlingua
Will Go Into Camp at Bisbee
Ariz., Early This
Guardsmen, Train Weary, Are Glac
That They Are So Soon to
Leave Stuffy Cars.
by j. crosby McCarthy,
Staff Correspondent of The Star.
ALAMOGOHDO, N. M.. July 8, or
board the District of Columbia militit
special.?The first quota of troops
from the National Capital is now "or
the border" and is to be encamped al
Bisbee. Ariz., early tomorrow after
noon. The five days' journey frorr
Rosslyn, Va? promises to be finishes
on schedule time, with no illness oi
other misfortune adding to the dis
comfort of the tedious, dirty, irksome
ride in cramped quarters am
close atmosphere.
When the contingent, comprising the
Field Hospital and Signal Corps am
the ]st Separate Battalion, reached E
Paso this afternoon and the more thar
500 soldiers were given a few mi mites
of leg exercises along the border then
was joy in the hearts of all. The con
stant ride with nothing to do but loot
out the windows on scenery that has
been growing more monotonous as th<
trees and other vegetation grew
sparser, ending in a succession o
sandy stretches, has been getting or
the nerves of the soldiers. They an
eager for any camp duties and th<
promised patrol at Bisbee, with the
prospect of strict guard duty at N'aco
the pumping station on the Arizona
boundary, six miles south of Bisbee
is a welcome relief from this week oi
Pleasant Camp Site at Bisbee.
Officers of the District militia, including
Capt. Oliver C. Terry of the
Signal Corps, Maj. Charles H. Bowkei
of the Field Hospital, and Maj. James
E. Walker of the 1st Separate Battalion,
during the brief stop at El Paso
Lwere given consiuerttDif Iinuniidnui
[regarding the site of the District solI
diers* concentration camp at Bisbee ant
! secured several booklets showing views
| of the town. The District camp is to be
located on a sandy plain directly easl
of the town toward Warren, in a verj
desirable locality, from which a view
can be had directly into Mexico.
| As these booklets were passed among
I the men they were viewed with intense
i interest. The soldiers were agreeably
surprised to find that they are coming
into a r al lively little place, with a
fine Y. M. C. A. building, theaters, a
first-class hotel, dance halls?and no
saloons. It was also brought to their
attention that in case of any serious
trouble on the border there are at
least two good hospitals at Bisbee and
a strong garrison thirty-six miles west
Since leaving El Paso the train has
i been running more smoothly and of;
ficers and men alike have had man\
complimentary things to say about the
! excellent condition in which the El
Paso and Southern railroad keeps its
I tracks. It was impressed upon them that
j this stretch of road is maintained
the mining interests of Bisbee, and is
representative of their progressive
Greeting From Bisbee Already.
Already the men have felt the hospitality
?f the people of Bkbee, for rain*
officials and other leading citizens
wired their greetings and announced
that a serenade is being prepared foi
the soldiers from the National Capital
"Only one more night aboard" is the
happy ejaculation of the wearied soldiers
who have been finding scan!
I sleeping place in the berths aboard
{ They say they will be glad also to gel
a meal on firm ground again, where
they will not be constantly fearful ol
getting more food jostled over theii
clothing than they can get into theii
mouths. "Please, Mr. Conductor, stoj
the train; I want to eat!" has been frequently
yelled at meal times.
Sunday is to be fittingly observed or
board the train. Several Y. M. C. A
men have been arranging a service, anc
a choir was organized tonight. Littl*
testaments with psalms, distributed
among the men by Rev. A. H. Zimmerman
before they left Camp Ordway, an
going to be used for hymnals.
Glad Hand Out at Memphis
for the District Soldiers on
Their Way to the Border
GUARD SPECIAL, Somewhere In Arkansas,
July 6.?Picture a trainload
of khakl-clad soldiers, wearied froir
close confinement in crowded coaches
fretful from the lack of exercise anc
with hands, faces and uniforms hearing
the stains of travel.
They arrive in a city whei*e they an
total strangers. A committee of representative
citizens meets them at the
station and extends to them a cordia
welcome in behalf of the entire population
of the community. They are extended
the privileges of one of the city'.?
finest clubhouses, including an opportunity
to take a shower bath and follow
it up with a plunge in a swimming
They are then feasted with an assemblage
of the city's social leaders
serving as hostesses. As they starl
for their train again their pockets art
filled with fruit and candy and theii
arms with periodicals and palm-leal
fans. A band plays lively tunes anc
scores of young women wave goodbyes
as the train pulls out of the station.
Handkerchiefs are waved unti
the rear end of the train disappear!
from view.
Royally Entertained at Memphis.
This is a brief outline of what befell
the members of the Signal Corpi
and Fteld Hospital units of the District
National Guard during a stay ol
less than three hours in Memphis
Tenn., while the train on which thej
are riding to the Mexican border in th<
service of the federal government wai
being restocked for the remainder ol
the Journey.
It was a reception that the guardsmen
will never forget. Coming as 11
did at a time when they were beginning
to feel the effects of c.rampec
quarters and changed living conditions
it refreshed them to such an extent
that they have no fear of the hours ol
travel that are yet to come. It put new
life into every member of the party.
Hours before the National Guard spe(CVa^KI
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Police Admit They Are Baffled
in Attempting to Solve
the Mystery.
The murder of Clarence Keefer,
twenty-six years old. in a woods near
Michigan avenue and Sargent road.
Brook land. D. C.. Thursday night, is as
far from being solved as when the body
was discovered Friday morning, according
to the police.
The clue furnished the detectives,
that a man wearing a Palm Beach suit
ar?d a woman wearing a white waist
and dark skirt entered the woods
shortly before Keefer and late that
night were seen to board a Brookland
line car and come into the city had
i not been run down late last night. Detectives
Boyle. Stringfellow. Weber and
? Armstrong have been working on the j
I mystery continuously since Friday '
. morning and Inspector Grant, chief of j
detectives, has been assisting them.
Hunt for Material Witnesses.
Following the information received
from the crew of the car on which the
couple came to the city at 11:12 o'clock
Thursday night, the detectives have
made a search for them. They have
endeavored to learn also the owners
' of a cheap gold Mystic Shrine ring and
a cheap hatpin set with brilliants,
i found near Reefer's body. It is thought
by the officers that the couple they are
I seeking are the owners of the articles
. and they believe that this couple can
[ throw some light on the crime.
Coroner Nevitt called an inquest at
? the District morgue over Reefer's
body yesterday, but it was not completed,
as he decided to give the detectives
until some time this week in
their efforts to locate the person or
persons responsible for the crime.
Wounds Not Self-inflicted.
1 Deputy Coroner William B. Carr, who
performed an autopsy on the body,
' testified that Reefer was shot twice
in the breast. One shot entered the
I right breast and the other near the
heart. He exhibited a .32 caliber bullet
which he said he had removed from
? one of the wounds. There were no
[ powder marks on the clothing or about
the wounds on the body, he testified,
and expressed his belief that the shots
were fired from about three or four
! feet from the victim. The witness
said, in answer to a question of Assistant
United States Attorney Leahy,
that the wounds were not self-inflicted.
Alfred Hardesty of 16 Michigan avenue
northeast, one of the residents of 1
the section, who hoard shots fired ;
Thursday night shortly after 9 o'clock,
testified as to that fact.
Charles Riser, a member of No. 6
truck company and half-brother of
Reefer, testified as to having found the ,
body when he went Friday morning to
find out why Reefer had not returned
Coroner Nevitt then announced the
continuation of the case until some
time next week.
The funeral of Reefer will be held
from the chapel of Thomas S. Sergeon,
1011 7th street northwest, tomorrow at 1
, 2 p.m. Interment will be In Rock Creek
' Two Motions Made by the Defense
st l . j l ? l
uverruiea oj uourt.
WAUKEGAN, 111., July 8.?Evidence |
In the case of William H. Orpet, the
university student charged with the
murder of Marion Lambert, Lake For- ;
est high school girl, was completed today.
The defense moved that the testimony
of Dr. Ralph W. Webster, a toxicologist,
that the ash heap substance
was potassium cyanide, and that it was
49 per cent pure, be stricken out on the
grounds that no proper analysis was
It was overruled by Judge Donnelly,
and James H. Wilkerson, chief of counsel
for the defense, then made the
usual motion to take the case from
" the Jury and dismiss the prisoner. The
motion was denied.
LONDON Tulv 8. 10:32
the Exchange "Telegraph C
Harden, the noted German
"Our enemies are read
after the exhibition of then
might without humiliation m
a straight line toward peace,
believe that they will do tha
we hear that France, being
tion to another winter camp;
will surrender before the wi
the talk about Germany drv
into the army, w hile we still
army corps and 600,000 reci
The Frankfurter Zeitung
situation, according to an Arr
all know that our position is
than ever on the superiority
important now is the prop<
which calls for weighty cons
"The immense respons
staff in the west is terrible,
Crowded Passenger Car Collides With
Work Car on Ohio Trolley
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio. July 8?Fifteen
persons were Injured, some serl- j
ously, when a crowded passenger car i
on the Youngstown and Sharon Interurban
line crashed into a work car
near the Basin street tunnel here this
Most of the injuries were received
during a panic that followed the collision.
The most seriously injured, in
hospitals, where they were taken, are:
Mrs. George Jones, Pittsburgh,, three
ribs broken, severe bruises, may die.
H. Charles Collett. Youngstown,
motorman, passenger car, leg broken;
Kezia Jane Wallace, Beaver, Pa.,
severely bruised and shocked; John
Sankey, Sharon, Pa., conductor, work
car, left leg broken, and Anna George.
Youngstown, severe cuts and bruises.
Others who received lesser injuries
were passengers or workmen who were
on the work car. They were removed
to their homes after their injuria,
were dressed at the hospitals. Responsibility
for the wreck has not yet
been made clear. Traffic on the line,
which was unusually heavy, uS^a resumed
late tonight.
Physician and Two Children Meet
Death at Railroad Crossing.
JARRETS. Va? July 8.?Dr.- o. C.
Wright and Clifford Brown and John
Partridge, children, were instantly
killed late this afternoon, when their
automobile was struck by an Atlantic
Coast Line freight train at a crossing
four miles north of here. Dr. Wright
was returning to his home, after making
a professional call, on which he
had taken the two neighbors' children
with him for a ride, when the accident
The physician did not see the train
until too late to stop his car, and after
it was on the tracks he had presence
of mind to head It down the -rails to
avoid a collision, but was overtaken.
p.m.?A Hague dispatch to
ompany quotes Maximilian
editor, as writing in Die
y- So are we. Therefore, [
r strength just given, they
ake up accounts and look for
But we Germans must not
T7 t rt
it. everywhere in Germany
exhausted, prefers humiliaiign,
and, whatever happens,
nter. This is just as true as
imming blind and lame men
have at home at least thirty
-uits every year,
in an editorial review of the
isterdam dispatch, says : "We
critical, and we depend more
of our leadership. What is
er utilization of our forces,
lbiiity devolving upon our
but our fortress is firm.T
0 niliniiT in rrrn unnr
3 wwii in vfint
Electric Cable Breaks. Coiling ,
Around Victims, Killing One,
Injuring Two Others.
NEW YORK, July 8.?The ends , of a <
I heavily charged feed cable supplying i
| electric current to New York Central
trains coiled around three persons
I when it suddenly snapped today, killing
one of them and probably mortally
injuring another.
I The cable broke at the point where
the tracks cross the Harlem river and
one end wound itself around Harvey
Hynes, aged fourteen years, standing
on a springboard with two other bathers
beneath the bridge. Hynes was
knocked into the river and killed, but
his companions received only minor
bruises by the breaking springboard.
The other end of the cable coiled about
Mrs. Nora I^eddy and her daughter
Madeline, standing near the bridge.
The two were thrown several feet and
the mother's spine was broken. The
girl was only slightly hurt.
Protests Against Revenue Measure
Sent to Congressmen.
BUTTE, Mont., July 8.?From every s
part of Montana today a protest was
directed to the state's delegation In
Congress against that part of the general
revenue measure which proposes *
a special tax upon the copper mining ?
industry. Under the act the business
of copper mining and refining is classified
with the manufacture and sale of
munitions of war.
The protest declares that the state
will be vitally affected by the discrimination
imposed on its principal industry.
It is estimated that under the
provision of the proposed act one company
alone would pay $3,000,000 in
special taxes.
Gov. Johnson V. S. Senate Candidate
SAN FRANCISCO. July 8. ? Oov.
Hiram W. Johnson announced ttere today
his willingness to be a candidate
tor the United States Senate. He was
cheered by progressives assembled in
a meeting at which the announcement
was made. The governor announced
some time ago he would support 5
Charles E. Hughes for President.
\ sin
Heavy Rains of Past 48 Hours
Have Carried Away Bridges
and Destroyed Mills.
Persons Clinging to Trees in Basing
waters nescuea?wora rrom
Pensacola, No Lives Lost.
Nine persons are known to
have been killed and at least
forty are reported missing as
a result of Wednesday's
tropical hurricane on the gulf
coast and a series of storms,
tornadoes and floods that followed
in the interior of Alabama
and Georgia. In addition
unconfirmed reports say
that nearly a score of other
persons were killed in isolated
villages near Mobile. Several
days will be required to determine
the correctness of
these reports, owing to prostrated
wire and rail communication
throughout the
storm-swept region. Property
damage probably will reach
five million dollars, crops and
timber suffering seriously.
MAPnv r?n e
-jo., u uiy o. r iviii jiiiuuic
Georgia to the southwestern part of
the state and into Alabama, floods, resigning
from the heavy rains of the
past forty-eight hours, have carried
away bridges, destroyed many homes
and mills, and killed hundreds of head
of live stock. The Ocmulgee river is
rising rapidly at this point.
Soldiers in the state mobilization
camp, high above the city, suffered from
the storm. The hospital tent was one
of those blown down, exposing several
patients to the rain.
In Grady county a cyclone cut a
swath 150 yards in width. It blew
down the residence of William Walsinghara,
killing Walsingham and injuring
his wife and son.
Fort Gaines reports that practically
every bridge in Clay county has beer
washed away. Nine inches of watei
fell during the last twenty-four hours
Trains can get no nearer than withir
Ave miles of Fort Gaines, the tracks
being under five feet of water.
The first word from Columbia, Ala.,
was received tonight. It stated that
Columbia residents had been engaged
all day rescuing persons who were
clinging to trees along the Omusse
creek, having been isolated when the
water surrounded the Williams Hydroelectric
plant, three miles northwest
of the city, and engulfed it as it rose.
A report had reached here tonight
that the dam supporting the reservoir
holding the Columbus water supply
was in danger of going out and that
a government engineer had been called
Alabama Streams Rise Rapidly.
MONTGOMERY, Ala., July 8.?All Alabama
tonight is in the throes of the
tropical storm that began its work last
Tuesday afternoon at Pensacola and
Mobile. This storm, according to the
local weather bureau director, turned
east from northeast Louisiana and
northwest Mississippi and traveled
rapidly to the interior of north Alabama.
Tonight it was centered in the
vicinity of Birmingham, where damage
is feared because of the fact that telegraph
wires began to go down between
that city and Montgomery about 8
The torrential rains in the central
part of the state, and as far north as
the natural watershed of the state,
have caused all streams to rise rapidly.
The Alabama Power Company sent
word to the local weather bureau that
fifteen gates would be opened Friday
in an endeavor to hold back as much of
the flood waters as possible. Because
of excessive rains late Friday afternoon
it became necessary to open twentythree
of these gates, letting an unexpected
volume of water into the rivers.
Late this afternoon the power company
notified Weather Observer Smyth that
the gates were being closed in an enfieavor
to hold the waters as much in
iheck as possible, but excessive rains
ibove made the closing process slow.
State Convicts Marooned.
One hundred state convicts at convict
2amp No. 4, several miles out of this city,
:onight are marooned by the overflow,
rhe state farm is under water and
nuch damage has been done. The conirict
department tonight decided to
,eave the convicts at the farm until
norning, at whicli time, if present conlitlons
continue, they will be brought
o Montgomery for safety. AH^tive stock
las been moved to places,, er safety.
Damage to crops, especially corn, all
through the central section is very
leavy. Cotton has been leveled by the
vinds or washed out by the heavy
ains. The same reports are made from
ill sections of the state, but no enleavor
is made to estimate the crop
At 9 o'clock tonight the weather bureau
announced the storm moving off
oward the northeast, with torrential
ains all over the north and north cenral
parts of the state. The observer
leclined to estimate the possible ultinate
height of the rivers, being with>ut
exact data as to the rainfall this
lide of the watershed.
Reports at Last From Fensacola.
NEW ORLEANS, La.. July 8.?No
'urther direct information regarding
itorm conditions at Pensacola had been
eceived here early tonight to add to
he brief wireless message picked up:
larly today by the United Fruit Com- j
>any's station here, stating that no'
ives were lost in the Florida city and
hat extensive damage was done to the
vater front and buildings there by last
Vednesday'sf hurricane. Local wireess
stations endeavored throughout tolay
and early tonight to again get in
with the naval station at Pen?
lacola, but owing to static conditions
vere unsuccessful. This wireless,
rhtch was the first direct word received
rom Pensacola since the storm, eonalned
no detailed Information.
Reports from BUozl, Miss., tonight
aid nothing had been heard from the
even schooners reported missing from
here and Quit Port since the hurrt ane.
Thirty-nine men made up the
(Continued on Second Page.)
Petrograd Reports Further
Gains and the Capture of
Many Prisoners.
Berlin Crediti Him With Repairing
Rats Attacks and Inflicting
Enormoas Losses.
Russian Attacks in Bukowina and
Elsewhere on Line Said to Hava
Been Shattered by Austro-Germans.
PETROGRAD. July 8. via London.?The
Russians have pressed
back the Germans further in
the sector west of Czartorysl^,
occupying several more towns.
Sf . s O /wv
:viore tnan z.iaaj men were captured
In Galicia the Russians hare
made further progress against
the army of Count von Bothmer.
In this war theater the Russians
took more than 1,000 men yesterday.
Pressing Teutons Hard.
: An official statement, issued by th?
war office today, says:
"In the region of the lower Styr.
west of the Czartorysk sector, we are
closely pressing the enemy. After the
battle yesterday we occupied the
Gorodok - Manevlchi station - Okon^kZagorovka-Gruziatyn
line. In yesterday's
combats seventy-five officers and
2,000 men were taken prisoner In the
. zone of the railway line and in the
[ Gruziatyn region.
"In the region of Optevo a great nam*
1 ber of Austrians were sabered during
pursuit of the enemy after a cavalry
charge. More than 600 men, live can
non. six machine guns and three xna!
chine gun detachments, with completg
equipment, were captured.
Stores of Provisions Captured.
"Prisoners continue to arrive in
masses. We have taken possession of a
great quantity of arms, stores of provisions
and other articles.
"According to the latest information
we have occupied the villages of Letchnievka
and Griva, north of the market
town of Gorodok and ton kilometers
from the St ok hod rive.*.
, "East of Monaaterzyska (Gnlicia) we
took possession of the village of
Gregorov. carrying of more than 1,000
j prisoners.
| ' South of the u; ;j- r Stokhod and In
j the northern se-.toi oi t' e b-tii dan rront
, there were nothing ex< :pt ar illery ac!
tions and the batti which con.inues In
i the region of th village of Dubovya
I Kertchoy. on the front or the Kiver KoJ
ropieot there was intense tirfng and
j counter attacks 1?; Aus r.ans and Germans.
In the region of the market town
j of Mikoulitchine, between L>.?1 ityn and
Koresmezo. the enemy deliv red a few
attacks which were repelled by us.
I "On fhu Vivina frr nt thf-rr* vv.-ro fnnil
lades. Southwest of Lake Narocz the
j combat is losing its intensity. The latest
i German counter attacks have not given
them any advantage. South of this point
there were local arti'lcrv du:*ls. In the
region northeast or Baia oviihi the Germans
attempted an oTensi.e, which was
broken down by our tire."
Cavalry Leads Advance.
LONDON. July 8. 10:15 p.m.?A Reuter
dispatch from Petrograd says: **The
Russians are masters of the v?h:>le triangle
comprising Rafalowka. Manevitchie
and Kolki. The capture of enemy
positions northward at) 1 southward
i of the Sarnv-Kovel railway permitted
the cavalry to rush the < enter, resulting
in the occupation of the station at Manevitchie
half way between the Styr
and Stok'nod rivers.
"The infantry mart lied hard the
heels of the cavalry and now is i : Arm
possession of Manevitchie po done
astride the Pinsk-Kolki high road.
"Thns the enemy's attempt to tu* i the*
right tlank of the Russian army, which
is thrust into the Lutsk salient, coranletelv
failed. The continuance of the
j Russian advance in the region o the
j railway and west of Kofki compel ; the
i Germans to fall farther back fro; i the
j Styr to the Stokhcd.
j "There is particular satisfactloi over
the capture of Oruzint----. west of 1 olki,
which for days had been the ar? la of
sanguinary fighting, it is stated that
Austro-Germans amn- iting to Ave
corps <200,U00 men) have been intrusted
with the defense of the approaches to
Kovel. The Austrians have been
strengthened by German reinforceUtu/M.,
li'd-.-pl u-H Rafjilnv W*."
Bussiens Bcp-.lf- '. "Says Berlin.
BERLIN. July X. vi ? London, 4:57 p.m.
?Heavy attacks by the Russians
against German tro~ ?s of Prince Leopold
in the Uar.ino\ ic'.ii region have
been repulsed, with the loss of thousands
in dead to the attacking forces.
according 10 loaay s umi-ini war umcv
Russian assaults northwest of Buczacz.
in Oalicia. also were fruitlesand
in Volhynia the Oermans gaine 1 advantages
south of Lutsk.
The official statement on oper; tions
along the Russiaa front says:
"Army group of Field Marsha^ von
Hindenbursr: T)u* ing the r~*?ulse of repeated
attacks south > l-nke Nnroci
we captured two officers and ?10 men.
We repelled weak advances at other
"Array group of Prince^ Leopold of
Bavaria: Repeated efltorfs by strong
Russian forces since yesterday against
the front from Zirin to the southeast of
Oorodische and on both sides of the
Darovo ended in complete failure. The
dead lying before our positions numbered
thousands. In addition to theso

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