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THE WASHINGTON TDIES. TUESDAY, JULY 3. 1917. h RUSS SEIZE ME re N n m (Continued from First race.) nd In Macedonia, General Serrail Began a diversion In Powerful force. Germany was busy defending; her lines on every front except Russia. And because she waged a clever campaign of fraternization and of separate peace on the Russian front. Germany waa able to weather the offensives. If Russia had done her part then. Germany might have been comi-ellei to relinquish great tracts for she-r lack of men and of munitions to tlht simultaneously all her attackers. From now on, military experts point ed out, Germany cannot weaken her Russian lines to stiffen up yielding sections on other fronts as she hai done. PLENTY OF MUNITION FOR RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE Russia's great army of democracy haa enough ammunition for the pres ent offensive," members of the Rus sian war mission declared today. They pointed out that communica tion lines have been cleared of all ob structions and that big atores of fight ing material are at last reaching the front. "Now our armies have something to fight for and something to fight with," the commissioners said. They would not Indicate the objec tive of the drive. -This Is the beginning of the end of the Inaction following the revolu tion," said Ambassador Bahkmetleff. KERENSKY PROCLAIMED RUSSIA'S GREATEST HERO PETROGRAD. July 1. A slender, delicate-looking man racked with Ill ness was the greatest of all heroes In Russia today. He was A. F. Keren aky, minister of war. It was he nlio personally led free Russia's troops in the start of the first offensive which the new democracy haa hurled against Germany's autocratic hosts. It was he who planned the offen sive and who. when the supreme test came, went to the front trenches himself that he might inspire the men. With such an example as this. .Rus sia's soldiers are performing prodi gies "of valor today. Semi-official front dispatches detailed gains all along tha twenty-flve-mlle front. In which? General Brusiloft Is pressing onward toward Lemberg. Not only that, but the war office reports show ed resumption of activity on every Russian front. OFFICIAL WAR REPORTS RUSSIAN. PETROGRAD. July 3. Six thousand three hundred prisoners, two guns, and six machine guns, with more ground gained, -was the result of the continued Rus sian offensive announced today by the war office. "In the direction of Zolochev, there was a successful continu ance of our offensive," the state ment said The 6,300 prisoners were all taken yesterday, and in addition to the 10.000 captured In the first twenty-four hours of General Bruslloff-s drive. In addition, to day'a statement reported 3.200 Teutons taken southeast of Brze xany on Sunday. Mine throwers were in the booty captured around Zolochev. FRENCH. PARIS, July 3 -Germany cen tered a tremendous blow t the French lines today, centering two thrusts on the Chemln Des Dames south of lon, and around Ver dun. In both Instances the enemy failed to gain ground, according to the war office today. "At fl j. m. Monday along the line from Allies to Palssy the enemy resumed his bombardment and violently and forcefully at tacked the trenches which French forces retook yesterdsy." the statement said. "A heavy desper ate struggle throughout the night ensued, but all positions were maintained. On the left bank of the Meuse there was Intense artillery firing In the sector em braced by hill 30t and Aocourt "Wood. At 2 JO a. m. on a front of 500 yards In the southeast cor ner of the wood, enemy waves started out of the trenches, but In our artillery fire did not reach our lines. "In the Champagne the French blew up an enemy .Mock house." The Allles-Passy sector Is one In which the Germans have twice before attacked In fierce drives during the past ten days. PARIS. July J The German counter offensive against the French continues In full suing, two violent assaults being made during the night. Despite the vigor with which the attacks were driven home, the war office announced today that the Germans were unable to gain any ground. One attack was made along th Chemln des Dames heights, north of the Alsne river; the other was made at Verdun. Tha -Germans suffered set ere losses. BRITISH. IOifDO.V. July a-Flghtlng activity on the British front EUROPEAN WAR NEWS SUMMARY NEW YORK, July 3. There were numerous indications today that the new Russian offensive in Galicia, east and southeast of Lem bcrj: would spread to the Volhynlan front, cast of Kovel, to the north ward, and to the southern Galician front, along the river Dneistcr, to the southward. The latest official reports from Berlin and Vienna, in deed, intimated that this had already occurred. Should War Minister Kereiuky and the commanders on the south western and western fronts be able to maintain the continuance of the Russian forward drive, the strategic plan set in motion so success fully last fall by General Brusiloff the present military commander in the southwestern front would still prove valid. THEN WAS MENACING HUNGARY. At that time, BrusilotT was engaged in driving a flying flanking column around the Austrian right, north and east of the Carpathians, up the valley of the Bistritsa river to the southwestern rear of the Austrian forces defending Halizsh, at the Junction of the Zlota Lipa and the Dneister. Simultaneously, BrusilotT was driving tiirough the Carpathian passes and menacing Hungary. Success for his strategy was almost within his grasp, when Brusiloff was compelled to re linquish the Hungarian campaign and then to halt the Bistritsa drive to send troops to the rescue of the outmaneuvered Roumanians. As has been said, BrusiloETs strategy still holds good, if all the Russian armies could be set in motion. The situation in the south east is such that the reorganized ' Roumanian army who should shortly manifest some activity could become an effective factor, and BrusilotT would not now be called upon to halt his plans for the dispatch of aid to the southeast. ATTACK ALONG ZLOTA UPA RIVER. . The first phase of the expected general offensive is the attack on the German, Austrian, and Turkish positions along the Zlota Lipa river from southeast of Brzezany to east of Zlozshor. Here the lines of the central powers were broken through, the town of Koniuchy, six miles north by east of Brzezany, captured, and upward of 10,000 prisoners taken. At latest accounts, the engagement still continued. North of this sector, in Volhynia, east of Kovel, in the Stokhod river area, the Russians thus far report only scouting attacks. The official German report records spirited artillery bombardment by the Russians, which probably presages Infantry attacks in force. The Austrian official report states that these attacks have actually been begun, but adds that they .were repulsed by artillery fire. Then the significant statement is made that a "continuance of the battle may be expected." GAINS NOW BECOMING APPARENT. The military gains of the Brzezany-Zlozshor assault are now beginning to be made apparent. They included the dominating heights held by the Germans and Austrian since last fall, situated east of Koniuchy; the wooded slopes west of the town as far as the village of Kolf ; also the German trenches south of Koniuchy and wooded slopes west of the village of Shibalirm. as well as three lines of trenches near this place. The Russian offensive was timely. Dispatches from Rome today speak of the massing of Austrian artillery on the Trentino front, and the Italian fear of a gigantic offensive. But should the Russian offensive be maintained, Austria would be kept sufficiently busy in Galicia. Moreover, German troops obviously could no longer be moved to France in the face of a determined Russian movement on a large scale. FIGHTING AROUND LENS CONTINUES. In France the activity has been limited chiefly to the continuance of the fighting around Lens, to attacks by the German crown prince's, forces on the Verdun front, and to French counter attacks on the Aisne and Champagne fronts. The British, in the face of heavy German assaults, moved back ward slightly from their advanced positions west of Lens. The Ger mans are apparently bent upon defending the coal center to the last gasp, and have brought forward fresh storming troops to stem the British encircling movement. The Germans are heavily shelling the French positions on the Aisne front near Cerny, at the eastern end of the Chemin des Dames, following the recapture of lost positions by the French. On the Verdun front, the Germans have lost practically all the French positions they recently captured west of the Meuse. I MAY BLOCK OF IN PUSHING WAR Unless an executive order Issued by President Roosevelt In 1D05, prohibit ing the government from contracting for or buying prison-made goods. Is rescinded, efforts of the conference of the American Prison Association to aid the Government through the more than 100.000 Inmates of penal and re form Institutions in the United States seem doomed. The conference, which haa been holding Its sessions at the Raleigh, adjourned early this afternoon, after drafting a letter to be sent to Presi dent Wilson, suggesting that the pro hlblttve executive order be rescinded. and appointing a special committee to carry out the program mapped out by the conference. A resolution wa adopted this morning tendering the services of the prison officials throughout the United States to the Government In whatever way they may oe useful in the estab lishment and supervision of intern ment and prison camps in this coun try. If the executive order prohibiting the use by the Government of prison made goods Is not rescinded, the as sociation proposes to render such as sistance to the country as may be possible by increasing the production of ogrlcultural products and Indus- 1 trial products being produce- by the prisoners. Where Slav Drive Is On RED CROSS FESTIVAL IN ALEXANDRIA COUNTY during the night was confined to raids. The war office announced today that the British troops made two successful raids at Havrlncourt, on the Arras front and near Nleu port. in Belgium. German trenches were entered and damage In flicted to the dugouts of the gar rison. The Germans tried to raid British trenches In the sector of the Cojeul river, but were dis persed. (The Cojeul rises south of Ar ras and loins the Sensee south of Greenland Hill.) GERMAN BERLIN' (via London), July 3. "Strong Russian attacks broke down with heavy losses." declared today's official statement. "Front ing new positions to the south, the enemy did not find strength to re peat Its attacks on the height po sitions around Brzezany. "Breaking forward across the heights west of the Stops, the Russian mass attacka extended north of the gap In our lines made on the previous day." the state ment continued. "With the assist ance of reserves we made the en. emy halt" Of the western front fighting, the statement said: "A French attempt to recapture lost trenches around La Bovelle and on the left bank of the Meuse broke down." Benefit to Begin Tomorrow and Continue Three Days. A big summer festival for the bene fit of the Red Cross will be given by the people of Alexandria county, Va beginning tomorrow and con tinuing through Thursday and Fri day. The program tomorrow will begin at 2 o'clock, and will continue both afternoon and evening, the features Including a field meet by athletes from Cherrydale. & drill by troops from Fort Myer, and a. concert by the Fort Myer Band. Tomorrow evening the Clarendon Band will give a concert, and a special musical pro gram la being arranged for Thurs day evening. Booths from which refreshments will be served will be In charge of the following ladles: American booth, Mrs. Mayer and Mrs. Walsh; French booth, Mrs. Manning and Mrs. N'evln: English booth, Mrs. Relnburg; Red Cross booth. Miss Whalen: Italian booth. Mrs. Whalen; Belgian booth, Mrs. Burgess and Mrs. Odlln. The festival will be open tomorrow afternoon and evening and Thursday ana riaay evenings. NO MESOPOTAMIA MEN NOW TO BE PROMOTED LONDON', July 3 In the House of Commons yesterday the government leader, Andrew Bonar Law, gave the assurance that, pending the discussion of the -Mesopotamia report, no per son censured by the commission would be promoted to any higher position than he now holds. He added that there waa not at the present time, and never had been, any Intention of transferring Lord Hardlnge, the former viceroy of In dia, to the Paris embassy or to any other diplomatic post. 300OQ Careless Use of Soap Spoils the Hair Inspect TODAY or FOURTH OF JULY THE HOMES WITHTHEBIGYARDS Room for Garden of Vegetables, Tree, Flowers and Garage. Sample Houses Open Tonight. 1139 to 1165 MORSE ST. N. E. First Street North of 12th St. and Florida Ave. N. E. Soap should be used very carefully. If you want to keep your hair looking t Its best. Most soaps and prepared i shampoos contain too much alkali This dries the scalp, makes the hair brittle, and ruins it. The best thing for steady use is Just ordinary mulslfled cocoanut oil which ' Is pure and greaseless). and is better than the most expensive soap or any thing else you can use. One or two teaepoonfuls will cleanse the hair and scalp thoroughly Simply I moisten the hair with water and rub i It In. It makes an abundance of rich, creamy lather, which rinses out easily. I removing every particle of dust, dirt, I dandruff and excessive oil. The hair I dries quickly and evemy. and It leaves the scalp soft, and the hair fine and stlk. bright, lustrous, fluffy and easy to manage You can get mulslfled cocoanut oil st any pharmacy. It's very cheap, and a few ounces will supply every mem- , ter of the family for months Advt. ' (From Star of Feb. 24, 1917) CUT LUG COSIS Such Is the Advice Given by the Department of ' Agriculture. 7f5EC3 "B 2 m2'3j PLANS BIG "SPRING DRIVE lQ SAVINGS Call and see successful gsrdens tin der actual cultivation, with fruit, egetables, and flowers growing and planted by purchasers of our adjoin ing bouses. Come out today. SI, 000 Leas Than Other'. Builders Are Asking For Similar Houses Small Caah Payment Balance Monthly HirHMtiMtmhiM IS WASHi7rGKV.SA.VlNM 1 lOfhond Grant Ploxe.ftW. $3,500 Xft.siM-efrMfiCti v idii r ji. 11.11. or to isa n Old. n.t, firVTTCELINE jM? T&'Murs v" -1 w fx,l s2. " "-: WOMAN AWAKEN TO FIND BUM ER RUSSIANS STORM GERMAN LINES, The heaviest and post extensive attack on the Germans by the Russians since the revolution has occurred on the Strips, front. In the region of the Narayuvlca river (1) the infantry extended for over eighteen miles. A eight attack occurred at Brzezany (2), while the artil lery battle extended from the middle Stokhod (3) to Stanislau (4). RUSS DRIVE MAY AVERT OFFENSIVE AGAINST ITALY ROME, July 3. Austria-Hungary's plana for another drive against the Italians on the Trentino front may be frustrated.' by the new and power ful Prussian offensive. For some time the Austro-Hungar-lans hava been massing big caliber guns, huge supplies of ammunition, and a reserves of Infantry behind their lines In Trentino, Indicating that an offensive waa In contemplation. GERMANS RECEIVED TIP ON NEW RUSSIAN DRIVE PETROGRAD, July 1 Six weeks ago the Teutons knew and made ready for Russia's great offensive starting July 1, and yet today the army of free Russia was forging ahead through literal breaks In the Austrian line. Some of the 10,000 prisoners already taken In thla offensive were author ity that It waa common knowledge among the Teutons that Russia would BEDROOM Mrs, ?arah Knees, or 1346 W street northwest, was awakened last night by a negro ransacking her bureau. The woman screamed and the negro ran from the joom. and jumped out a rear window on'tb'e first floor. Sirs. Kneaa awoke oefore thV colored man had time to secure anything uTvaIaer Mrs. Kneaa told ItetecUve Cole of the Eighth precinct, the- negro had light skirt, waa about S feet S inches tall, weighed about 143 pounds, and wore a checkered cap. Shortly after midnight negro- an swering the same-description enter ed the home of Quastor JU Jackson. 1412 Florida avenue northwest. In tha same neighborhood, and escaped, with a watch and chain and a diamond horseshoe pin, of a total 'value' -of I28T. He alarf took 110 in cash. Awakened by a noise occupants of the. house, saw the intrud- running from the house through a iront door which waa left open. He entered the Jackson house br removing a screen. ENEMY ALIEN FACES - STRIKE PLOT CHARGE HARRISON. N. X, July 3-Carl Droeder, who until Saturday waa em ployed in the munitions plant of tha Crucible Steel Company here, will be arraigned before United States Com missioner Matthews in Newark thla afternoon to answer a charge of in citing to riot and attempting to foment a strike. Droeder. who Is an enemy alien, haa been in this country ten years. For seven years prior to that, he ad. mlts, he waa a lieutenant in the Ger man army. begin to fight July 1. Tha perfection of the German espionage system is thus strikingly Illustrated. The offensive waa a carefully pre pared climax to War Minister Ker enskya long campaign of Iron-handed discipline and control of tha troops. MAILS IN BRITAIN RED BY ANY" OF NEW CLERKS LONDON. July X The Brjtlsh; post, office has parted with 10,000 men for the array and navy and haa replaced these men. who were accepted meeting Its standard of honesty, wit almost an equal number of tempor workers, who are unable to med either the age or physical stands demanded by the army and navy, : cording to the London correspondaa of tha New York Sun. Tha postofflce servant who ha donned khaki waa careful not to bl suspected of dishonesty: but hla 1 ceasor haa succeeded in making thJ mans suspected. These temporary hands, who paid a small ware, have been maVlnd hay while the sun shines and to such an extent that tha postofflce anthorVI ties have found it necessary t war the public that treasury notes shouM not oe posted in ordinary envelopes out in one or the special linen velopea on sale at the offices." envelopes bear a register and are signed for at all ' twetn their collection and d One firm In London reoatea they are losing at least 1,000 letter J 5 ear containing money. The authorities are InveV nn aiieiiit fat- b.wa1' s-unskcak tunh mv vs m thieves have taken adrantagfCexJI uunasc ot isogr 10 ooiain mm ment In the postofflce with tha I (ion or stealing letters. '. Apart from the dishonesty tha 1 nave oeen sunering from a . which stole letters from the boxes in some of the city office a. uicccucu in aitennx anu casa checks running into four figures. couce nave caught part of the: and nine members will be tried t next sessions of the Central crli court. 1 "-,, SLACKER JAILED SO DAYoV knAIUiUllUVIUiE. VS JU1T jt For failure to register under the con scription law on June S. Herbert Shuler, of Capers Valley. Frederick county, was found guilty by a special Jury in the United States district. court yestsrday and sentenced to ninety days in Frederick county Jail. Who is going to Pay for this War? 1 -X y -t' US: - YOU? Is it coming out of your pocket, in stamp taxes, tele phone taxes and other special taxes that strangle business? Or is it coming out of the $4,000,000,000 which the war has added to the profits of certain industries? See the July Review of Reviews: "War Profits to pay for the War." When will the war end? Read Frank Simonds' answer in the July Review of Reviews Out of the confused talk about finan- In the July number Mr. Simonds dis cing the war, the Review of Reviews cusses the end of the war. His is the has picked out the one big, real, sim- best thoughtand the best writingon the plifying thing. So out of the whole world muddle today, the Review of Reviews picks out for you what counts. For instance: One American writer on the Great War is read in England and France and Germany as well as at home: Frank H. Simonds A brilliant article on the month of war ap pears in each issue of the Reviewof Reviews. In the July issue: Why America is Fighting The Grandmother of the Russian Revolution What Germany Combats Russia's Change of Heart Can Russia Fight Again? v Whst Can America Do? Our New Aero Program Latin America Friendly The Future of British Free Trade Labor Hours and Output 1c War Time Are We Really Building those Ships? Political Turmoil in Many Lands The War Waits on America, by Frank Simonds General Pershing Preparing the Csmpa Lord Northcllffe ss British Agent, by Allen Dawson Food and Embargo The Root Commission in Russia Will Germany Revolt ? An Italian's Advlre to Italian Immigrants world cataclysm. You need the Re view of Reviews for its authoritative special article, for the time saved in its picking out from the other periodi cals of the world what is really worth while. You need it for Dr. Albert Shaw's editorials and for the cartoons and pictures that make it a bright and fascinating as well as a necessary great monthly news paper. Itistheclearinghouse of the world's news. i Review Reviews oopooooocoexxxsooexxx i