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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, MONDAY. OCTOBER 29. 1917. Italians in Disastrous Retreat to Save Army Lose 100.000 Men and 700 Gun) RUSHEO 10 1 ITALIANS (Continued from First Page.) We iftn to be witnessing- the begin ning of one of those tttt drives with massed infantry and ths march of heavy nn like those which car ried the Austre-Germaas orer Poland, Serbia, and Ttbumsnla. "Another large tract of allied terri tory Frlnll and Yeneto, with their rich and noble cities and fertile fields mar tan Into the destroying hands which hare ravage- Belgium and north tasters France. Fears Predicted. "If Cadoraa cannot stay the rush, he might even he compelled to with draw across the ro and leave all Lombardy and Piedmont to the mercy of the nveder.. That, however, will not has pen for the reason that before this stage Is reached Italy will hare made peaex," GRAVEST CONCERN & MANIFESTED HERE OVER THE NEWS FROM ITALY frier f Red Heads Wdd Honor Gumer Wlw Fire. First Sin Secretary of -War Baker today received from Spokane a telegram asking him for ths Harnett the gunner who fired America's first shot In the war. The telegram said: "Press dispatches contain Infor mation that America's f first shot .was fired by a red-headed. gunner. Will you kindly furnish me his name for honorary membership in the Clemmer Bed Head Club, of Spokane the only organisation of Its kind In the world. "HOWARD S. CLEMMER." Secretary Baker replied he didn't know -the gunner's name and suggested that all redhead e In the expeditionary force he made honorary members of the dub ALLIES' AID It's Hard To Please tlte Old Man Gravest concern Is manifested here orer the Italian situation. And there Is aome bitterness In Italian circles here. It is claimed the allies hare Jteen slow to help her. The plaint haa been long and loud for months that Italy needed supplies of all kinds. "Weeks ago the Italian of flclals here forecast a great Auatro Germen drive before winter. A week ago Ketn dicpatehes an nounced the presence of forty fresh Teuton divisions on the Julian front. This sews was discredited by War Department officials here. Secretary Baker, In his weekly review, stated that resorted concentration of Aus trian and German divisions for an 'offensive against Italy was "exag gerated." Baker's Cessment. His comment. In Jail, read: "Rumors of an impending Aus trian .offensive directed against Italy hare been torrent" daring the past week. Reports of con centration of Austrian and Ger man divisions to take pert In this attack are noted. Anyone familiar with the situa tion can at once determine thet these rumors are exaggerated. Even should the season permit it. the concentration ef the number ef fresh enemy divisions, esti mated as high as forty, could not. as a physical possibility, take place in the narrow Trentloo val ley fed by a single rallwey sys tem. "However. It Is. possible that the central powers, fearing fur ther Italian successes along the ' Isonxo front, fc- e massed a con siderable number of troops Is an effort to check the Italian ad vance and. If possible, regain some or the terrain lost during recent engagements. Salpetaa- Scut te Aid. When the drive actually started this government promptly released 100,000 tons of shipping to transport hundreds of thousands of tons of war materials dogging American docks and warehouses. It is hoped that this material, together with other sup plies being rushed to General Cor dona by France and England may reach their destination In timb The Teutonic srmles sre now less than ten miles from Cdine, the Italian railroad center I What Rome frankly declared was the "cowardice" of certain of its units in the second army, permitted a Teu tonic flanking move which swept the enemy wedge through the Italian lln Gorlzia was retaken. Invaders crashed through to the Italian plains. Cividale, Italian dry. -was taken. It was pected today that Ci floras would make every effort to form a sew de fensive Use .on the Termmrnio raver, approximately thirty miles back from the Una on which the lighting was la progress today. This river Is the first natural de fense barrier la the plains section. With a comparatively flat terrain clear to this river, there -was taint hope here today that; the Italians would be able to stop the German advaace much before that Una. Frame TaeUea Prebleem. V France was relied upon to make first contribution 10 Itaiya auteoa. The Preach cab'net met alst jdgal for consideration of the problem. Although all drelee reiterated their confidence In General Cadornaa strength and ability later to stem the tide, revertbeless It Is pointed out that the enemy's power had seen rravelv miscalculated by the alien. General Cadoma'e admission of dis affection among his ranks was more serious than the losses, as staggering is these have been reported By Berlin and Vienna. The Teutons were now claiming 1(0.600 prisoners and 700 guns. aefctaa- Om Xferele. If Itaiya morale holds up It was regarded certain Cadoraa would be able te make a eta-1 on the plains. Before that time ltVaa expected aid woata be reaching Italy. The political effect - the German drive wae more x-axed here than the military results. The Italians are outnumbered in men more than fonr to one along practically the whole of the attacking front faeeiilid Game at Sight. The Germans maased their men be hind the lines and smuggled guns into position at night. Their bombardment opened with a terrific fire from guns whose presence bad not even been sus pected by the Italians. Ko such artil lery fire haa been attained by the Germans alnee Verdun, as that which was poured over the Italian positions. Outnumbered In guns and men Ca doma'a troops irora uu ume on were victims of a great war machine pursu ing the same tactics which the Ger mans so successfully adopted in kou meala and a war machine led by the master who conducted that Rou manian campaign General Von Mack enaen. How tremendous Is the driving power of this great machine Is indi cated In the fact that several hundred sauare miles won Inch by Inch in Cadoma'a great onensives or. jasi sum mer, and during a general campaign that lasted three months, ia now in the enemy's hands after a bare week's push By enormous massing of men and guns the Germans simply smothered the Italians. They swarmed through mountain passes: their sheer weight toppled over Italian defenses. MER0KEN PENINSULA, NEAR DIXMUDE, IS TAKEN BY ALLIES Bell-ans Absolutely Removes Indigestion. Oaepackago proves it 25c at all druggists. IJON'DON, Oct 2D An official Brit ish statement says that the Meroken Peninsula, near I ixmudl has been captured by the lilies. The state, ment follows: "During the course of the day, operations by French and Belgian forces north of Merokem were sue cessfully carried out. The village of buyghem was cap'ured this morning by French troops and the whole Mero ken Peninsula now is In the hands of the allies A furtrer number of pris oner has been captured. "On the battleiront, the activity of both artlllerlea continued The hos tile artillery also has been more ac tive than usual south of Lens. "Aviation: Yesterday large num bers of our own and the enemy's air planes were up from early morning R esino stops itching instantly Don't let that itching skin-trouble torment you an hour loog-erl Jut spread a little Resinol Ointment orer the tick aldn and see if the itching does not disappear at if yoa simply srified it away I And even more important this icothin j.heatin j ointment rarely falls' to dear away promptly everj-traco of the unsightly, tormenting eruption, unlet it is doe to some serious inter ral disorder. 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The Stuttgart Newspaper Neueste Tageblatt declared todey that Chancellor Wchaella' resignation had been accepted by the Kaiser. FRENCH SEIZE ISLANDS AT LAIGHEM PENINSULA AND TAKE PRISONERS ITHCOUNTIS HELD AFTER U. S". PROBEOFRECQR PARIS, Oct. SSvThe French sUte- ment covers advances fa Belgium as follows: "In Belgium we continued to make progress on the left, at the Laighem Peninsula, and reduced a number of small Islands held by the enemy. The number of prisoners taken since yes terday exceeds 200. "On the Alsne front th'ere was In. tarmlttent artillery fighting, which was very spirited In the region of Hurtebist. In Champagne we re pulsed an snemy attack in the sector of Xaiaons. we penetrated a Ger man trench south of Forges Brook. on the left hank of the Meuae, and brought back prisoners. Elsewhere the night was calm." Germane AHeetu 'Xerth of Alsne there was spirited artillery activity in the region of pinon-Chavignon and Eplne de Chev regny. About 12 o'clock the Germans delivered a strong attack against our positions north of the Friedmont farnv Our fire drove back the enemy waves, wmcu were broken tin with serious losses. About sixty -prisoners remained In our hands. "In the Argonne an enemy sunrise attack, war without result. The artil lery action was quit spirited In the Champagne, In the region of the Konts. The day was calm everywhere else." The arrest of Count Jamea Kinotts, at Chicago, by Government agents was made on evidence gathered by the nary Intelligence department. Sec retary of the Nary Daniels said to day. Mlnotto. who la a sen.l-i.taw e Louis F. Swift- of Swift Co triad t to gci a piece in ini navy Intelligence -wuicku ,ai .iu-7-. mi inveaugauon of bis past record, following his ap plication, snowed nis close connection wun ueorge von Seehacfc. and a man named' Knhn, who recently were in terned as German agents, lllnotto told the navy latelllguie oursau mil no wae born in Genaaay and had had business coeuvectiosis with the Deutsche Bank, In Berlin, and later represented a New York bank la .South America. While- em ployed in Boutn, America. It was learned, he was dismissed became, of bis close association with German interests mere. Although he wae born In Germany, lllnotto la said to be an Italian 'sub ject. His father was an Italian., his mother a German. Should he be found guilty of aiding Germany, this Government rdlght either intern "him or deport him. Ml- notto le said to-object to ilinss adise. taspft-rmV If he can see so many defects with one eye, what Would he see with two? till dark. A great deal of artillery work was dene by our machines. Sev. oral thousand rounds were fired from heights ranging from 10 to 1,000 feet at hostile targets on the ground. Dur ing the day twenty-nine heavy bombs were dropped on the Roulers statipn and six on -the Ahele alrdome and 121 lighter bombs on hostile billets east of Lens and 114 on other targets oposlt the battle front Drop Seethe la Dark. "As soon ss It became dark our night tiling squadrons continued bombing and dropped more than four tons of bombs on seven enemy air domes and on three important rail way stations. Several hits were ob served near hangars and on railway tracks, while on bomb fell on a train, setting it on fire. "The enemy's fighting machlnss mere very active and aggressive, mak Ing repeated attacks on our bombing machines, which, none the lesa, never failed to resch their objective "In sir fighting eleven hostile ma chines were brought down and seven others driven down out of control. Nine of our machines are missing" An earlier report ssld: "We Improved our positions slight ly during the night in the neighbor hood of the Tpres-Roulers railway "On Friday night Belgian troops carried out a successful rsld north of DIxmude, capturing sixteen pris oners and a machine gun. xesterday morning Belgian troops, acting in conjunction with the French, crossed the Inundations and occupied Meroken peninsula, in the neighborhood of Vyfhuyaen" TEUTON PREIS JUBILANT. AMSTERDAM, Oct. SO. The battle on the Isonto evokes shouts of tri umph In the German and Austrian presi, particularly ins latter. Ac cording to a dlspateh frem Vlenne, the Fremdenblett goes so far as to declare that Italy will go the same way as Roumania, Serbia, and Russia, paying "a terrible price for the guilt ef her unscrupulous, treacherous, end rapacious stetesmen." Post Toastses The Whtt-5.winf Breakfast Food I LIKE IT! Srf'fL EUROPEAN WAR NEWS SUMMARY The Italian armies on tbeir eastern front are threatened- with veritable disaster nnless they can extricate themselves from a difficult situation and finally make an effective stand against the German and AuBtro-Hunjsrian forces now swarming down the valley of the Isonzo and throajrh the-Julian Alps upon the northeastern Italian plain. The strategic plan of Field Marshal von Mackensen, in supreme command of the Teutonic forces far the titular command of Emperor Charles' of Austria may be brushed aside is now becoming fairly plain. It consisted of three main elements smashing through the left wing, or second army, of the Italians In the region of Tolmino, in- the southern Julian Alps and on the upper Isonzo and descending the Isonzo valley; breaking through the still more weakly held position at Plezzo, about fifteen milees northwest of Tolmino, and storming the more northerly Julian passes, thence descending upon the plain to Cividale, and,--finally, attacking frontally in the region of Gorizia, south of Tolmino. STRATEGY EQUALLY SUCCESSFUL. Von Iackensen's strategy haa been signally successful, aided by the cowardice of Italian troops within the second army, spoken of in the laUst official report at hand from Rome. The operation from Plezzo negotiated all the important passes through the upper Julian Alps and drove the Italians sonthwestward. A great part of the Italian second army between Tolmino and Plezzo was captured by the Teu tonic troops. What remained is retreating toward Udine, having abandoned Cividale, sixteen miles south by west of Plezzo and ten miles east by north of Udine. The second Teutonic operation, down the Isonzo from Tolmino, took the Italian line from Tolmino to Auzza in the rear. The Balneizza plateau position, south of Auzza, already threatened by the first Teu tonic operation, was made completely untenable by the second. Many of the valorous Italian troops defending the plateau were also captured. The line farther to the south was thereupon greatly weakened and a frontal attack near Gorilla took that important key to the whole Tri este campaign of the Italians. MUST QUIT CARSO PLATEAU. There Is apparently no prospect that the Italians can maintain themselves en the line from Gorlzlo south to the head of the Adriatic. The whole Carso plateau position will therefore have to be evacuated, if It has not already been abandoned. At latest reports, the Teutonic forces had captured 109,000 Italians, 700 of their sorely needed guns, and a vast Quantity of war materials and stores. The strategy of Von Mackensen alma at the city of Udine, In the FriulUn plain, whence radiate vltaWallroada in all directions. Of chief Immediate Importance is San Giorgo. south of Udine. Westward of thsie two centers lie the compartments of Venezla, with Vanlca Itself aa a further objective. It la hardly to be expected unless the morale of the Italian forces la tremendously weakened that a stand will not be made before Udine. ALLIES ADVANCE IN FLANDERS. Meanwhile, the French and British offensive operations In Flanders and France continues with additional successes. In Flanders, the French, aided by the Belgians, drove forward and captured the Merck hem peninsula, in the flooded lowlands two relies south of Dizmude, aa well as the village of Luyghem. The British made further gains south of the HouthnUt forest. This operation haa now progressed to the point where the ITout hulst defenses are partly surrounded. Major Moraht, the Berlin mili tary expert, who Is usually well informed aa to the intentions of the GerattB gutxal staff, predict a withdrawal in Flanders. THICK SKULL BALKS SUICIDE OF GERMAN BERLIN, IN STATEMENT, BELITTLES GAINS MADE AL0NQ YPRS FRONT BERLIN- (via London). Oct. 29. Attacks of entente allied troops on the Tpres front near Houtholit wood brought them no advantages, the war office reports. French attacks on the Alms front are said to have been repulsed. The announcement follows: "Army group of Prince Ruonreeht: In Flanders the firing of the artillery along the Tser lowlands was more in tense than previously, especially near DIxmude. Between Blanckaert Lake and the Mehln-Tsres. road the artil lery fire Increased at times tot great violence. In the morning the enemy again attacked at the point of Ills shallow penetration southwest of Uoutholst wood, without gaining greater advantages than on previous days. "Army group of the German crown prince: At the OIse-AIsne canal there was an Increase In the activity of the artillery near Brancourt and AnUy- le-Chateau. In the afternoon strong French forces pressed forward, deep ly echloned, egalnst our lines on the Chemln dea. Dames east of Fllalnand northweat of Braye- "Ererywhere they were repulsed aangulnarlly. Near Soualne, Tshure, and Meanil, In Champagne, our thrusting troops carried through en terprises succeitfully. On the eastern bsnk of the Meuse the French main tained a strong fire on the trenches recently won by us In Chaune wood.' because he is Subject tVltaf I tarr service. 1 . ...SI '! l&rth BARRETf-TELLS OF LOAN PLOT CHICAGO, Oct 29. John Barrett. ;. Schollnot. director of the Pan-American Union n ii . . . . I in waamngion, innouacra nerc rnutj German sailor. Is alive today because that llfooo,ooo fund la to be spent in his skull I so thick that bullets can't eight neutral Iatln-Ameriean coun penetrate ., When he tried suicide "?." VoVd'ttoerty the bullet flattened against his heed. loan wis a flat failure. NEW TORK, Oct. BRITISH JOIN BELGIAN IN RAIDING -AQTIVIW ,. IN FLANDERS SKfDit LONBON1. Oct- H.! Greet Fi activity 01 Annan ana seunaai in Flanders wae reported In I ofnolal statement. "Opposite "Warnetoi we. j enemy at night," Field .Marsh "In the neighborhood of Ruternoa tile reconnolurlng detachments were I repulsed, north or xerehem a iHl-'l arlan patrol captured a German! post and twenty-one men yesterday. "North of Dlxmude-a successful Bel gian raid brought hack twenty-three I prisoners ana a macnine gun." LUDWIQ DENOUNCER ACCUSED. OPENHAGEN, Oct- S9 Benoune- lnr Klnr Ludwlr of Bavaria and j Chancellor Xlchsells a the two great obstacles to peace. Deputy. Simon, a Socialist, who. made these charaea la ' the Bavarian. 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