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CITY EDITION CITY EDITION TllirtTY-SlXTH VKAlt VOL. CXXXXVI, NO. N t. ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 1915, Dully by Carrier or Mail, (Wo H Month. SI ni: It) oplcs, Sr. GENERALS TOLD CZAR THAT INT MS READY; IR WASTHE RESULT Inside Story of Early Stages of Present World Conflict Is Told by McCormick From Russian Standpoint, NECESSARY TO CHECK AUSTRIAN AGGRESSION Appearance of Emperor on Balcony of Palace Greeted by Population of St, Peters burs; With Wild Enthusiasm, Ity HOBF.ItT U, MoCOKMICK. (Copyright: 1915: lif The Chlcaito Tribune.) Great Russian Headquarters, May j5,On July 17, 1914, while the em peror was reviewing the guards' corps at Tsarskoe Selo, the Australian ulti matum to Serbia was received. Since the acceptance of this ultima tum by Serbia was tantamount to the creation of an Austrian autonomy over the little Slavic kingdom and a continuation of the aggressions begun by the treaty of Herlin of 1878 and continued by the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina thirty years later, the emperor came to an instant decision to protect the lime country ii tne uus- sum army was iound io De strong : enough to face the inevitable conse quence, as It was not In 1908. Consults Grand Puke. He (tilled in consultation the Grand Puke .Nicholas Nicholaievitch, the thief of staff, Nicholas Nicholalevitcii Yanousiikevltch, und the -Minister ofjf(,,lt ni(J anVnnoed War Soukhoumllnorr, to whom tne re rrgnnizntlon of the Russian army had been confided after the war with Japan. These hieh authorities said that the armv was able to meet all tests. The! emperor then ordered the mobilisia tion of hi forces and at the same time made every endeavor to reach a peace ful solution of ih iiilernaiU.ii.il 'dis-i agreement, even asking a personal in terview with the kaiser. The following evening, while the im perial party was at the opera In St. I'etersburg, the German ultimatum, commanding Russia to cease mobiliza tion was received. Public opinion already at a fever heat over the instances of the last few daysv.burst forth into monstrous parades of crowds crying, out for wai; in defense of Serbia. Still tho emperor refused to act, and the next day called a meeting at the palace, consisting of his ministers, the entire duma, the generals of the guurds' corps, the counsellors of uts.te, and all the hading men of St. Petersburg Irrespective of official po sition. Before their deliberation a sol emn mass was held in the imperial chapel. Big Crowd Awaits News. An enormous and enthusiastic crowd gathered in the Immense plaza before the palace, as large as the aver age ball park, to await the result of tho deliberations. At the end of the great conference the czar appeared upon a balcony. He said he was strongly opposed to war with Germany, but that the German ultimatum was entirely unsupport able. War was forced upon him and peace would never be declared while a single hostile soldier stood upon Puis ftian soil. Upon the same day he appointed the Crand Puke Nicholas Nicholaievitch commander in chief and General Yan ouszkevitch chief of the staff of all the Russian armies. At midnight the Im perial guards, 40,000 strong, entrained for the forlrcss-of Grodno, the key to the line of communication between St. Petersburg and Warsaw. On the fol lowing day the Germans crossed the frontier at Thorn, as did the Austrians near Lublin. It waa known in every staff head quarters the world over, it is part of the German Orange book, that Ger many could mobilize faster than France and many times faster than Russia. Hence, to avoid being caught in the process of mobilization as the French were caught on the Alsace frontier the grand duke ' mobilized his armies well to the rear on the Hrest-Litovsk-Rowno railroad. Plans Hastily Made. The invasion of Belgium by the Ger mans and of South Poland by the Aus trlans evincing the enemy's plan, a Kussian army advanced from Lublin to Krasnlk, and to relieve the French allies caught in the process of mobili sation by the German rush through Pelgium General Samsonoff was hur ried into East Prussia from the line of the River Narew, and at the same time General Renenkampf crossed the frontier at Eydkuhnen and won the first battle of the war at Gumbinnen. Now began those intricate and in terdependent moves which can bo fol lowed only by careful reference to the accompanying maps. The German general staff, having severely defeated the French In Alsace-Lorraine and the English army on the Marne, and, as they thought, outflanked the allies at Paris on the full road to another Se- WEATHER rOMF-CAST. Washington, June 22. New , Mexico: Wednesday and Thursday generally fair; not much change in temperature. (inn, quickly withdrew nix nrmy corps approximately l; 50, 00a men ami, with the soldiers already In F.ust Prus sia, fell upon Samsonoff ut Tannen- ( burg. At the same lnstnn' the Austrian attempted .to use Napoleonic strategy on the Ualacian frontier. Leaving a covering fore,, on the Gnila-Llpa river to hold back the Russian army ad vancing from Tarnopol, the hulk of the Austrlans struck tho. Kussinns ut KraHnik nnd threw them hack in con fusion upon Lublin. Samsonoff with four corps was far ahead ofj Hennenkampf with three and one-half corps more and waH com pletely overwhelmed on the twenty eighth day of August. Catastrophe Averted. Samsonoff destroyed, and the army of Krasnlk seriously repulsed, the Brand duke took the heroic, resolve which turned an Impending catastro phe into substantial success. Aban doning Samsonoff to his Inevitable fate, he turned all of his mobilising, reinforcements under General Plcve upon Lublin, and at the same time he ordered Generals Brusiloff nnd ltous ki to drive the Austrians on the Onila Lipa river at oil costs. Tlu. bi.ttle which followed ifi one of the most severe in nil times. Kleven times the corps under the Bulgarian general, Itadko Dlmltreff, took the mountain which was the key to the AUHtrlun position and eleven times the Hungarians took It back. The twelfth time Dlmltrlcff advanced and the other corps moving In ecsalon drove the Austrlans in complete rout. General Douskl then advanced from I.emberg renamed by the Husslans to Lvoff to Pawn liuska, in the rear of tho main Austrian advance, which held a line before Lublln-Kholm while Brousiloff moved on Uorodok, ... The Austrlans were now In serious difficulties. Reinforcements were hurried up to face Brousiloff and the army before Kholm turned to face Kotiskl at Hnwa lluska. I'b ve promptly entered the hole left vacant and took the army of (Jeneral Auffonberg in the rear, while Hrousi loff attacked at Gorodok. The Austrian army at Gorodok re treated over the Carpathians, that at Lublin retired on C'rakow. " Auffen-! l(rK cnU(iht bt.,wt,en jiroU!;0ff and j pi,,,.- fn .i,u , hi ,.,,, ii. the hands of the Russians. IrzeniyHl Invested. The fortress of Pnsemysl was Invest ed for the first time. In the meantime General Ttencn- kampf, oblivious of Bumsonoff's de- beyond Konigs- Expedition for Protection of Foreigners in Yaqui Valley Might Result in Wholesale Massacre, IVY MORNINB JOURNAL BPCCIAL L1ABBO WIBB Washington, June 22. Admiral Howard sent by wireless to the navy department late today a signed state ment presented Xi him by the Mexi can military commandant at Guaymas, suggesting that Americans leave tho lYaqui valley, hut promising to protect them if they remained or to escort them If they departed. The com mandant said a, landing nf American marines would be likely to ruuse trou ble all along the coast. The following official statement was made public at tho navy depart ment: Admiral Howard has forwarded to tho navy department the following statement presented him by General Leyva, military commandant, Guay mas, Mexico, on board the Colorado yesterday. "Whereas. when Americans were in vited to exploit the Yaui valley there existed no revolution and adequate garrisons were established along Ya qui valley and Indians were held in! subjection, but now. taking all phases into consideration which require un usual demands ujnn the military, it would appear logical for the few America ns who have remained in Ya qui valley to depart and not place their lives in jeopardy rather than plunge two friendly nations into dis agreement, "However, every guarantee will be given in an endeavor to afford Amer icans In question ample protection and if emergencies should require them to depart an adequate escort will be furnished them. Fifteen hundred Mexican triops are now available for this protection and General Sosa is now in the valley to command and his officers would understand that a land ing would be made under only the most urgent necessity and only for the protection of American lives, yet the mm-ses might misinterpret the ac tion and thus cause trouble to Amer icans all abng the coast." BUREAU FORECAST OF WESTERN WEATHER 1ST MOHNINO JOURNAL BMCIAL LAI WINBI Washington, June 22. Weather predictions for the week beginning to morrow, issued by the weather bureau today, include: Rocky Mountain and plateau re gions: 'Scattered showers probably Thursday and Friday and again about Tuesday. Temperature close to sea sonal average. Pacific states: Scattered showers In Washington and Oregon, probably Thursday and Friday and ngain Mon day and Tuesday. Temperature close to seasonal average. (CnnllDuril on fis Hli.) unnr pinftiic nor nmiLiiiunitd mil WARED NOTTO IINII CARRANZA AND WILL AGENCIES ITS OF DISSENSIONS Washington Officials Believe, Obregon Is Now an Bad Terms With Constitutional ist Leader, ANGELES' ACTION IS REGARDED SIGNIFICANT No Way Can Be Figured Out How Northern Chieftain Can Fail fo Suffer From Loss of Best General, IBY MOBNINO JOURNAL BMCIAL LBABBO WIRS Washington, Juno 22. Denials of friction In the Carranza ranks and of dissension among the Villa leaders were repeated today by the respec tive agencies of the Mexican factions. I'nlted States officials had no re ports from their own representatives but the belief Htlll prevailed that the trouble between General Obregon and Carranza had not been healed and that the departure of General Felipe Angeles from the camp of General Villa at this time was an important military If not political loss. Avoid Washington City. General Angeles did not pass through here en route to Boston. In formation Is meagre as to his plans, though rumors are current that he really is in Iho United States to dis cuss with prominent Mexicans, plans for the inauguration of a new move ment that would have as its nucleus Viila-Zupata troops. According to official Information, Cnrranzn, refused to take the advice of (Jeneral Obregon and accepted the resignations of some of the cabinet ministers whose retention was insist ed upon by obregon. Other advices say that General Pablo Gonzaler., the Carranza commander, marching against Mexico City, who was ordered to halt, until Carranza reorganised his cabinet, has gone ahead and Is now reported within a few miles of the old capital. Coniiiinnlrnlloiw Cut Again. Communication behind him to Vera Crua is cut. This development is re garded as ominous in official quar ters. The Carranza authorities at Vera Cruz claim the lines were cut by the Zapatistas, but other Information re ceived by the United States govern ment irullcuteti that General Gonzalez cut. his own communications behind him. Representations have been made ly the United States to the authori ng in Mexico City and at Vera Cruz as well, insisting that the lives and Interests of foreigners must be pro tected in connection with any trans fer of authority in the vapital. It Is not known yet whether the Yill.i-Za-pata troops, said to number 10,000 in Mexico City, will offer resistance to Gonzalez or evacuate peacefully as has been the case on previous occa sions when the city has changed hands. NO VF.mnCATION OF 1 iri: IN CHIHUAHUA El Paso, Texas, June 22. Officials hero continued their efforts tonight to terify the report of the burning of a military hospital and from 200 to 300 wounded inmates in Chihuahua. The report was brought here today by pas sengers who said that no one was per mitted to board the train at Chihua hua. Officials in Juarez professed to be without information on the reported renewal of fighting In the vicinity of Lagos. They maintaimid that the mili tary situation remained unchanged. The Carranza agency made public a message from Vera Cruz, slating that "constitutionalist troops were waiting in the suburbs of Mexico City the out come of military operations to the south and tho arrival of food supplies for the people. The Vera Cruz ad vices also quote General Obregon as reporting many desertions from the Villa army in the vicinity of Lagos and saying "your (Carranza't) mani festo to the nation strikes the keynote of every patriotic Mexican heart." HELD ON CHARGE OF VIOLATING NEUTRALITY 1ST MOKHINa JOURNAL (PICIAL LBASKD HIIHI New York, June 22. Acting upon instructions from Washington, United States District Attorney Roger B. Wood today obtained an order for the detention of eleven men alleged to have enlisted at San Francisco as British reservists by Ralph K. Blair. The eleven, II was claimed, were on their way to Kngland. Seven were lo cated by agentet of the department of Justice and held as witnesses for the federal grand Jury in Han Francisco which is said to be investigating al leged breaches of the neutrality of the United States. The order of detention was made in accordance with the federal criminal code which declares it to be unlawful for any oue in the United States to en list or induce another to go beyond the Jurisdiction of the country for service as a soldier, sailor, marine or on a privateer. The maximum pun frihment for such an offense Is. upon conviction, a fine of $1,000 or three years imprisonment, or both, 1 IT REPDP Summary of War News of Yesterday With the heavy guns of the Austro. Oeiman allies turned on I.emberg, the fall of the GalUlan capital is looked for at nn time. More than 2,noo,t00 Austrlans and Germans have been operating along the fronts almost encircling I.eiiibcrK and with the Russian withdrawal be hind the Grodek lines, Ihut the evac uation of lumbers, without much re sistance. Is probable, Is Indicated bv I'etroniiid dispatches declaring that uell u movement cminol he Hvoided "without a sm r fb e out of proportion to strategy." Infantry attacks to the north of Arras, France, have tempornrll come to an end, but (here has been nn urtilbry action of great violence In the neighborhood of Souchc and Ecurie. French artillerists have lo cated nnd opened (lie with their heavy butteries on a German long-range gun, which had thrown twenty-nine large shells Into the town of luin klrk in the piist two days. On' the Galllpoll peninsula, heav) fighting has been in progress. . on June a desperate engagement oc curred along a Turkish trench and later on the lirilish lines In which 1,000 Turkish dead were IcN on the ground, according to the llritlxh of ficial statement. Prior to this the Turks had thrown 4 .' n high explosive shells on l ie loft and center trenches of the allies, had repulsed a British brigade and had penetrated the Brit ish lines. However, an attack by Brit ish reinforcements turned the tide of battle. From ths ItuliHn front, by Way of Berlin, come reports of serious re verses suffered by the Italians in their attempts to storm the Austrian posi tions ulong the Isonr.o river. The Austrians have powerfully fortified the south Tyrol front and are said to be prepared In every way for an Italian attack ulong that line. For the first time since the begin ning of the submarine warfare, the commander of a German submarine has ullowed a steamer carrying food stuffs to England to escape by Jetti soning all foodstuffs oh board. The Norwegian mail steamer Venus, which has arrived at New Castle, was given the option nf putting the great er part of her caro overboard or being sent to thu bottom and the cap tain chose the former course. EARTHQUAKE IN IMPERIAL CAUSE OF MANY DEATHS Shocks Are Felt Over Wide Area; Much Property Is De stroyed and Several Lives Reported Lost, SI'.VKHAI, I.IVKS ARK LOST AT IX ( I ATIIO San Francisco, June 22. Ad vices received from El Cenlro, Cal,, by long distance telephone late tonight, state,, thu. between ten and fifteen persons were kill ed by falling walln caused by the earthquake which occurred about ft p. m. At 10 o'clock, the report said,' two large fires which had threatened the town, were under control, but lesser conflagrations still were burning. (BV MOKNlNa JOURNAL RPtCIAL LAID W'RIl Los Angeles, June 22. Several deaths are reported at Calexico, a town on the Mexican boundary line, a.' a result of an earthquake. Fires are said to have started In several places. The extent of the damage Is unknown. Tho telegraph nnd telephone wires were put out of commission.' The high school at Brawley, a few miles Jiotth of Kl Centro, Is said to have been destroyed by the shock. Considerable damage was reported at El Centro. Later reports received here from the Imperial valley state that two dis tinct shocks were felt at Brawley and ag far east as Yuma, Arizona, on Hie Mexican border. The first shock oc curred at 8 o'clock and continued for about a mlniile. Tho second shock which occurred an hour later lasted 45 seconds. The only damage reported from Brawley Is the wrecking of the high schoHl which was the finest building In the valley. Seven fires are reported to have been started In Calcxleo where the shocks were more frequent and se vere, it. Is reported. The first shock caused an explosion near the llolton Power company at El Centro. One building was burned to the ground and other damage was done. Reports from the stricken district are meagre, and it Is difficult to get Information because of the Interrup tion of telephone and telegraphic com munication. The entire Imperial val ley, comprising several hundred square miles, is In darkness. No damage is reported from Yuma TOWN Ol CALKXICO IS RKORTKD IN ilmi:s San IHego, Calif., June 22. The town of Calexico, Calif., on the Mex ican border, was reported to be In flames late tonight as a result of the earthquake felt in various parts of the southwest. No details were re ceived as telegraphic, communication has been interrupted. HCHBY HCH.THE FIGHTING NEVER G, TAKE LABYRINTH Detailed Story of Most Des perate Struggle, for Three Weeks, Day and Night, Dur ing Entire European War, JOFFRE FINALLY MASTERS NETWORK OF TRENCHES Germans Resist Almost to the Last Man and Vast Num bers Aie Actually Buried by Shell Fiie, 1 V MOBNIN JOURNAL SPfcCIAL LIASID WlRH Paris, June 22 (fi:f,r p. m.l The fighting from May 3n to June ll. re sulting In the conquest by '.ho French of the system of wotks miiiI ircilu'f which the soldiers call "the laby rinth," is columned today in it liis patch from an official observer at the trout. The labyrinth, l.vi",r be tween Nettville St. Vaast and K.curi, formerly a salient of the Ocrmiri line and Its position) a strong one, was greutly reinforced from time to time. "French attacks on May It, and days thereafter, failed to modify the situation," the observer VU'llra. "At the end of May, tho French decided to finish things and the order was given i to take the labyrinth Inch by Inch. "This meant an operation of two j principal phases, of different nature, jit. was necessary first, by well pre Ipand und vigorous assaults, to get H I footing In the enemy organization ; j and then to progresd to the Interior of the communicating trenches, In re- milsing the enemy step by step. These two operations lasted more than three weeks and resulted in complete suc cess. Hcai y Ocrtnan (.iiiiflre, "The debouch must have been dif ficult ss numerous Herman batteries comprised of 77-millimefer guns, the U0, 2M, 2S0 and even 3ur,-mllllm ter guns continued their tire nn us. They wert' stationed at Oivetichy, ut Lu Folic, at Thelus, Farbus and lleau ralns, south of Arras. Nevertheless our men understood and prepared to do their duly. It whs May 30, that the assaults began, our regiments marching out from different points. Their ardor was admirable. "Everywhere, except on the right, we captured the first line. Behind this were a. great number of barricades and fortress. We took some of these while others stopped ns. one hun dred and fifty prisoners, sitrpri.sed in their holes by Hits furious, charge of the French infantry, fell into our hands. "From this moment the war of the comniiinlcutiug trenches began. There were the u cliches of von Kluk, of i Eiileiiburg and of the Saltcdes Fetes, without counting unnumbered works, giving a feeling of unheard of diffi culties which our troops had to over come. Combat Never Ccnscil. "Wllhout a stop from May 30 to I June 17, they fought on this ground, full of big holes and filled with dead. Tho combat never ceased, either dav or night. The attacking elements, con stantly renewed, crushed the tier mans with bund greiiad, s and de molished their earthworks. There Was not an hour of truce nor an Instant of repose. The men were under a sun so hot In the trenches that they fought bareheaded and in their shirt sleeves. "On each of these bloody days there were nets of Incomparable hero ism. The enemy's artillery continued bring on our lino without Interrup tion. Our reserves sulTered, for In this upturned earth, where every blow from the pick nxe would disinter a body' one can prepare but slowly the deep shelters which the situation de mands. "We lost many men, but the mor ale of the others was unshaken. The nu n asked only one thing to go for ward and light with grenades, in stead of wailing, gun In hand,, the un ceasing fall of shells. "They were hard days, and it was necessary constantly to carry to the lighting men munitions and food and especially water. Everybody did his best, and we continued our success. Little by little, our progress Inilteal- cd by a cloud of dust resulting from i the combat of the grenades, brought us to an extremity north of the 'Inby rilnh.' The fighting continued In the Eulenburg and other trenches dally, and ultimately the 'labyrinth' belong ed to us. "The Germans lost an entire regi ment. We took 1,0110 prisoners. Tho rest were killed. A Bavarian regiment also was decimated. "Our losses were 2,000 men, among whom many were slightly Wounded. "The resistance was as fierce as the attack. Despite the nature of the ground and the organized defense!.-, which had been In preparation for seven months, and despite the artil lery, the bomb throwers ami the quick-firers, we remained tho vic tors." Crew of Steamer Saviil. Fraserburgh, Scotland, June 22 (9:5 p. m.) All the crew of the British steamer Carisbrook, sunk ycjj terday by a German submarine, have been landed hero. CEAS1N FRENCH BECKER'S ATTORNEY PLEADS WITH WHITMAN (V HORNlNa JOURNAL BICAL LMRLV WIRI) A)lmii, N. Y June ;:. Martin T. Mant, in, attorney for former l'oliee Uleiiit-imni Charles Keeker, pleaded in private for nearly to hours today for the lif,. if hts client, whi has been coiHli iiiiied t.) die during the week of July 1J. for Instigating the murder of Herman Roventhul. Neither the guv- rnor nor Mr. Manton would discuss the details of the conference. The governor said, however, that he would router with' Mr Mautou again next week, when it Is expected, the foimal application f.ir executive clemency will be made. The goertwr also announced that he would see Mrs. Becker, wife of the condemned man, "or anybody else In his interest that may come to Al bany." Incidentally, h said, he could not delegate his pardoning power to lb lieutenant governor or any other per son us has been suggested. The possibility that linker's sen tence might be commuted to life Im prisonment In the eciil of the const), tutloniil convention Indicating Us in tention to abolish capital punishment was not tii bo considered, he said, be cause h was bound by laws us they stand tud '. BRITISH WOMEN ARE PRAISED BY FRENCH tT MUftNIN JOURNAL RRICIA ;i,MO WIRR1 Loudon, June 22 tx:4."i p. m. ) The valuable and heroic assistance which women are rendering the British ar mies in fighting the Hermans Is rec ognized lu a dispatch from Oencral French, Just published here. In the dispatch ( ! i in in 1 French Includes among the mimes of those "recom - mended for gallantry and distinguish ed service In the Held", fifty-eight women connected with various branches of the military nursing ser vice and of the Red Cross. Narrowly I x -apes Ih-utli. Sin Frunclsco, June 22. While "Art" Smith, the Fort Wtiyne, Ind. j n later, was looping the loop at thei Paiiiiina-Pucific exposition late today, lues to bo desperate and sanguinary, the engine of his ueroplane went J the Hermans counter-attacking; to off dead. He was at Hint time upside! set ths recent French gains. A wire- down. Smith volplaned to landing on the exposition from an estimated altitude feet. a sa f e grounds of i.fiflO STILL 11 HMD, AT SLATON HOME Thirty-four Persons Arrested on Charge of Disorderly Conduct When Governor's Residence Was Attacked, IRV MORNINC JOURNAL BRICIAL LIABBD W.RBi Atlanta, Oa., June 22, Stale troops continued to guard the suburban home of Governor Slaton tonight, hut ;ulet prevailed thure and III the city after the demonstrations of yesterday and last night by crowds opposed to the. commutation of Leo M. Frank's death sentence. Slate and city officials said they anticipated no further trouble, but as it precautionary measure, additional i , 1 1 1 i I i : 1 1 1 1 ii were held under arms and extra policemen were available. Governor slalon spent scve'ral hours today at his officii in the capitol. A policeman accompanied hlin to and from his rcHlilciico In an automobile. There were no demonstrations. The i governor said tonight tho guard was continued at his home to prevent any possible attempts at dainaHo to the property, II nib! not say when the troops would be removed. "The crowd which visited my home last night, was not compose,, nf the best people of Atlanta," declared the governor, "-piny , imve received telegrams from hundreds of people in Georgia and throughout the coun try congratulating me upon my ac tion In this case." Thirty-four persons who were ar rested yesterday nnd last night in connection with the demonstrations, bad hearings today In police court. 't'lo-v U-i.t-M elllil'L'e.l uitti fjiitoro to "move on." Nominal lines were Iin j posed In eleven of the cases, eight I were dlMiiis.'icit because of inability !of the officers to Identify tho accused, 'nnd the other cases were continued. I The heaviest, fine is. 75 was Im- posed on J. A. I'.ozeman, a police of- l .1.., .. .... ..II.......1 l...t'a .i,..it "' ' ', ' ... ' , , ,ic noun, o-rlil ix .'.u lu no; pum- nor's home. GEORGE PINS CROSS ON MIKE-LOOK WHAT HE DID (BY MO A NI NO JOURNAL BRICIAL I.BA0 WMRB1 Ivondon, Juno 22 (10:01 p. m.l Sergeant Michael OLeary of tho Irish guards went to Buckingham palace today and received the personal con gratulations .if King George, who pinned the Victoria cross on the sol dier's breast. o'ljcnry won this, the most coveted of the British military decorations, dii'Mng the winter campaign In France. According to the official account lO'Lcitry formed one of a stormlnti parly ut Guinehy. As the parly was advancing against the German trench eci, O'Lcnry rushed to the front and killed five Germans who were holding the first barricade, which he captured after killing three more Germans and taking two others prisoners. STATE TROOPS FRENCH FORCES MAKE GAINS 1ST; 1EIERG Berlin Reports That Desperate Struggle Around City of Ar ras May Determine Fate of Northern France, GERMANS DRIVEN FROM POSITION IN VOSGES Reinforcements Are Being Rushed to Succor Both Allies and Teutons in Gigantic En Ragcments. London, June 22 (10:38 p. nt.) French gains in the west and the bat tie for Lcmberg are the only strug gles that can bo Isolated as distinctive during the present stage of the war fare. Many unconfirmed reports have reached London that lumber has al ready fallen to the Auxlro-Uermans, ! "d dlsputches from Petrograd Indi cate that the evacuation of tho Oa.ll clan capital by the Russians may he looked for at any time. In thu Vosgea the Onrmnns have retired to the east bank of the Frvht, according to their own admission, but they assert that all French attack have been repulsed. IhsK'ralo Struggle at Arrn. The lighting nround Arras contln- less dispatch from Merlin na: ''Neutral reports declare that tho battle raging nenr Arrus may decide the fate of northern France. Tho French are very stronc. but the Ger mans are continually receiving rein forcements. The looses on both 'sides nre fearful." The house of commons today adopt ed a measure designed to check sup plies reaching Germany through neu tral states. The bill, when It becomes, a stntute, may have a marked effect on American exports. The feature of tho new war loan to he Issued by Great Britain enabling; the general public to invest as low as 5 shillings, bids fair to prove Im mensely popular, several firms an nouncing that thoy will purchase these vouchers for nit their workmen as a neat egg toward savings. PARIS OITICIAIj ItljlMRTS TF.IJj OF Kl'CCIXSI'JS Purls, June 23 (10:04 p. m.) The following official statement win Is sued by the war office tonight: "In tho course of tho forenoon about fifteen additional shells were fired on Dunkirk. Our heavy batteries engaged the enemy's gun which was responsible for that bombardment. "In tho legion to tho north of Ar ras tho German counter-attack camo to cm end toward morning. During the day there has been only artillery action of extreme vlolenco between Souchex and F.curle. "In Champagne, near Perthes, the enemy exploded several mines with out result. On the heights of tho Meuse, at the Caloiino trench, the Germans toward the end nf tho night made a violent attack for the purpose of recovering tho positions which they had lost. They succeeded only In oc cupying part of their former second line. A counter-attack on our part re sulted In almost nil of It again falling Into our hands. "The number of prisoners taken In that region since June 20, has reach" cd 220 men and three officers. "Near MarchevUla In the AVoevre, a feeble German attack half a com pany which had us Its object the re occupation of an abandoned trench between the two lines was dispersed tiy our fire. "In Lorralno a Gerftiun counter attack, debouching to the east of l.elntrey, was stopped by our artil lery. In the Vosges, between the two branches of the Fecht river, we have contlninxl our advance in the direc tion of Pondernao." lit SSIAV Ki cci'ssrs AT POINTS OV DNIESTER Loudon, .Tunc 23 (2:15 a. ni.) A dispitch to the Central News from ftrograd gives the following commun ication: "In the Dniester district a complete success litis been attained, after six days' fighting near Hnowidow. .The HtnvhinH captured over S.000 prison ers. "On tho Zalo Schol (Zale Pyccyky) front during the night of the 20th and after fierce fighting tho Russian troops captured 2,000 prisoners." Biunpcr Yop In Prospect, Spokane, Wash., June 22. Twenty one representative hunkers of the Ppokane country reported this week that the 101S wheat crop of eastern Washington and northern Idaho will be 2(1 per cent larger than last year's, or n total or i ",,liiiil,000 bushels, 42, 000, 000 bushels of which will be available for export. It Is estimated that this year's wheat crop in this district will bring nt least 34,OOO,O00. aR the price Is , xpected to bo 80 ccntB per bushel or oven better. Th coun try enjoyed a heavy rulnfull in the spring and (luring the first half of June, thus assuring a bumper crop. MAY HAVE FALLEN