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CITY CITY EDITION EDITION ThTk'IV-sI-VENTU 17SAR. ,l . I - " SPECIALLY WELL II OF FIRST CHIEF S Carrnncistas Making Great Ef fort to Annihilate Bandits ' of Chihuahua and Duranao " States, GOOD CHANCE FOR SPEEDY VICTORY, BELIEF With Superior Numbers and Equipment, de Facto Sol diers Are Expected to Ac complish Purpose, ! mornin. journal special ii-aiio mii Chihuahua 'ily, Mexico, July 7. Large Carranza fmd's better organ mill iimre comph'icly e,, pupped than iiny oi'icr units of the do facto gavel 'anient troops today are closing in on the bandits f southern Chiliua. ). u a and northern Dnratigo, intent on wiping them out. Jimin,'., which the Villistas cap ture! after defeiitinK an inferior force and killing Hcneral lgnaclo Ramos, ,:t M been occupied again by govern ment troops. Tlie bandits arc fleeing through the valley of the Kivcr l'lor 1,1a. o Xows of Vllln. Refugees who left Jiminez heforc the VillistiiH were near the city were responsible for tho story that I'anrho Villa commanded the bandits. Noth ing definite regarding his presence has been received here. (leneral Jacinto Trevino today characterized as absurd reports that a revolt against the de facto govern ment was in progress and that Akaro (iliregnn, minister of war. would take the field against the bandits. arraiiei-las in Control. The Villistas already are In retreat back up the Florida,'' said the Ken end, "larrge Carrunci.sta forces are miw on the scene of the battle where llainos was defeated and are In rom t.lclo control of the situation.-' Military- inch here explain the de lay ill getting into touch with the Vil listas as being- caused by the burning "lit of bridges, (leneral Trevino has amiouneorl that he realizes fully the necessity of an active systematic enm p:iign tliat will crush out the bandits, in nhort order. Communication Hestored. Telegraphic communication with Tunc,, a and theme to Mexico City Ims been restorid and it N expected ilint ilie licrned bridges will be ipii, 'li ly restored. Hen. Frncslo Garcia reports nl! liiioHin the I'arral district. (ieiieral Trevino Is personally in vesliKaliiiK the case of Mrs. Louisa Townes, the American woman who charged .she was robbed in .limine, and threatened with execution. The offenders, if caught, will he severely punished, he says. coxstiti rio lists m :i(uti :i to hi: making gi:i:.t 1.1 roiu l'l Paso. July 7. Private reports receive, confirm the statement from Chihuahua that the do facto govern ment Is making a great effort to an nihilate the bandits of southern Chi i.iiahua and northern IHirango. It is slated on reliable authority that Car i.tna. official believe that the elimi nation of the Villistas at this time woulu help to hasten the withdrawal ol' General Pershing's army from northern Chihuahua, To accomplish .this result they ore throwing every ounce of effort into the running down of the marauders. With superior numbers and better arms and ammunition, they are be lieved to have a good elm nee for speedy victory. The Information received here, hovveier, s to tbo effect that the bandits are fighting desperately since they disapprove of a possible agree ment between Carranza and the I "nit -ed stales. Among them are said to l,e many men who took pan in the Hid at Columbus, X. M , who in re venge upon General Cairunza still art seeking to bring on intervention. HI Paso representatives of mining '"nipnnics in southern Chihuahua re ceived reports tonight that the Car lancisla garrison of 2H0 men at Santa tosalia, about forty miles to the north of Jiminez. had renounced the de facto Mexican government and taken the field in support of Villa. The re I arts asserted also that rumors wer? current in that district, following the defeat of the Carrnncistas at Corral H"s and .limiiu'i that numbers of the neons of the Hidalgo and Jiminez dis tricts were flocking to the Villista standard. other dispatches received indicate,1 The Day in CongressJ skxati-:. Continued consideration of agricul tural appropriation bill. Commerce committee discussed Bovernment and shipping bill Uc-essed at (i f,:! p. m. until 11 a m. Saturdav. iioisi:. Itesutned debate on adniinistrati'.n avenue bill. Adjourned at 3.S8 p. in. until 11 a m. Saturday. Mil FORCES QUELL OUTLAW THE WEATHER Tin: tti:Tiiicu iohfcast. Denver, July 7-u Mexico; Sat unlay and Sunday local t liuiiih-rshow "is; not much change in temperature that Villa himself may be directing the bandit operations. Andres Garcia. Mexican consul here, id tonight that reports of the Viilisita movement received ,,i Amer ican frontier points have I u greatly exaggei ated. "This is not a new body but rem nants of an old sun that haunted the mountains of Dniang.),'' be added. ITNSTON WAK MI S n.WIMIV .UTH ITV MHTII or i.im: Han Antonio, Tex., July T. Careful attention was paid by C.eneral Fun ston and his staff todav to every bin of information loming out of Mexico relating to renewed activity of organ ized bamls in the state of Chihuahua. Canaiiza s official notification that the force that destroyed ('leneral Ha muli's force near Jiminez might be moving northward with the object of raiding the American side of the river, was borne mn to some extent by in formation teaching the intelligence department of the American army, hut the Ameiican sources of infor mation also had reports that insteal of moving northward the bandits were swinging south and west to wards I'arral. ( m advices of the new developments officers commanding the border kept close watch along the international ( line W hile headquarters officers were I prepared to send supporting troops to ' any point menaced. J The last of the Illinois guard reach jed here today. Says lie Is Vol llandit. Laredo. Tex., July 7. Nerbeto Pe zot, a Mexican arrested as u Jesuit of the recent attempted raid on Webb, Tex., placed on trial here today on charges of attempting to burn a bridge, and theft, told the court that he is not a bandit, but a member of the constitutionalist army. E LEAVES NEWLY Carranza Cavalry Reported in Pursuit of Bandits; mw - luia People Still Hope for 1 PailCllOi nr 1 l MORN, NO JOURNAL RRICIAL LtARJO WIRil Kl l'aso, Tex., July 7. The Villista forces have evacuated Jiminez railway communication has been re- stored with Mexico City, according to a message received tooa v o ; Honzales, at Juarez, Trevino at Chihuahua Trevino reported that alrv is now in pursuit from ceiierai City. C.eneral Carranza env oi' the bandits. During their raid on Jiminez, the Villista troops captured the Carranza pav train which was on its way north from Mexico City, lmeo who pa,... . money for the army and civil gov- (itiineni of norfliern Mexico, states a milling man arriving from Chihuahua.' While the Villislas are, rich in Hie I . i. , ,h. new "uncounierienaoie military and civil employes must go without tli'ir June pay, Me saui. "Paner monev is an important far-; tor in tho present campaign of Villa," i be continued- "Th peons hiiahua hold large sums of of chl-l Villa pa- nor. which thev hopf Villa, will re-, deem. Therefore they pray for hb success. Furthermore, Villa beb i.. ibe northern people and the ngs ; 'al -: ranza forces in the north come eastern and central Mexico. 'o doubt now remains union 1 1 oin ' the: VILLISTA CAPTURED TOWN people of Chihuahua that ilia is am e f )ri),M, tt basis. The same and directing- operations. That h"' ;s,1)t of n 11 l -ll i l and of solicitude should fall on tho strongest section l'fo. ,lfi ,., ilulanr,. f r.rdial rela tiie Carranza cordon and ilosi i o.v H. tir)n;, l(,tw,.(.M our I wo countries in killing its leader, C.eneral Tiauios. e j. 8 (y SV(. lunenl , which eipially fote the various sections could etiee- . (,(.sil.f,H IUJ i,IIn(iale solution of the lively join up, is typical ina sua., s... "C.eneral Trevino, on his part, has been rushing back his troops lo the relief of Jiminez- His concent rat mn o, ,he north left the Villa leniloty around the Florida of Carranza forces, bis oppoilunlty. and liver finite This gave he used It.' ileal- Villa i I iti: IVO sI Mc-i M I HOOPS Al 1 1 U Chihuahua. Mexico. Julv i....... i.., ,i,.n .Inlv 7). - New troops; s.ti south bv ( len. Jacinio rrev Plo lo - - - , . o id ill the campaign against UK- v i- listas who attacked .limine, mm orderefl to hold themselves at I uuz, a short distance north of Jiminez. nX Mien was taken so thai Hi"V might await the , o-operation of iroopsj H'om Ton eon. j Troops from southern Chihuahua under Hen. Luis C.utiei re who vvei'"j ordered north to take part in battling; Ihe Villistas, have ien noun'" will not be needed and have r t urn. to their base. II is hoped that telegraphic sffvi will be resumeo tomorrow. , The water shortage has been ended, bv a. heavy rainfall today. i:i:n- i)Visi:s ami imcws TO LOOK PIT I OK Il.l.lsTXs. iv'ioliinL'tnn. Julv 7. on instruc tions Mexi- from Henera! carrari.i. , i,- an embassy torta y ail vised me .late depanment of the virtual o- - e o Aa ft.i to lrovernmeiil ! sir c, in ii ' . - r- force Wednesday by a large Villa .,, Co, nibtns. Chihuahua, and band suiT- pesied that the American border l trol exercise all possible vUdaneo prevent Ihe outlaws from raiding 10 the L'mied Stu.U-i. C in- 1 GEW. CARRANZA'S URBANE PROFFER IS ACCEPTED II Lansing Sends Chesterfieldian Note to First Chief Invitinc Exchange of Views on Mexi can Situation, MEXICAN 'FRANK STATEMENT" LAUDED Secretary Declares Govern ment Appreciates Unreserv ed Expiession of Desire to Reach Adjustment, I WOnNINO JOURNAL SPfClAL Lf ASKD WlM) ! Washington. July 7. A note for mally accepting Central Curratr.oi's : proposal that differences between the U nited States and the de facto gov- ernincnt of Mexico be settled bv di rect negotiations, was handed today to jKliseo Arredondo, the Mexican nm , hussa dor-designate. Secretary Lansing took a draft of ,the note to today's cabinet meeting land bad it delivered promptly after the cabinet adjourned. The course to i be pursued already had been agreed : ii poll by President Wilson and his advisers. j The proposed exchange of views probably will be , al l ied on through ilnformnl conversations between Mr. Arredondo an, Counsellor PolU, who ; will act as secretary of state during Jtbe'liext month. SeVretary Lansing ileaves today to spend his vacation at ' Watertown, N. V. ! To I'l'gc Hanker. I While high oflicials have admitted nhnt the Washington government will in all probabibiliiy do what it can to ;urge American bankers to go to the aid of the de facto government if C.eneral Carrnnza would furnish fur jlher guarantees, Counsellor Polk took J occasion today to slate that his con ference yesterday with Henry I. Fletcher, ambassador-designate to ZX ii aspect .f .he siiuati.,n. i'j'he fact that his visitors came togdh- jer, he said, was merely a coincideme. ! Il Is not known what form of guar- - antces the I'niled Stales will seek for safet' llf ilS )W1 .'111(1 .'lIllT f('- '. ill(,,n..tH j Mexico. It can be jKiiu,.,i authoritatively, however, thai ,m y.(U. )lf Mexican civil as well as , nlj,.i;y ()ff s , ,. ,.,Mllr:, o(Jv. itiiiid'hI mi list be Insured In some way. The text of Mr. Arredondo "Sir: I hav, the Hole .1.1 r d ! follows: the honor to ac knowledge the receipt of yolir eom : inunication of July 4, l'.HU, ill which iyou transcribe a note addiessed to me by the secretary of foreign relations of your government and to re,U, st .tliat you will transmit to him Ihe f.d- lowing reply: (;ralilicatioii l'viresscl. i '.Mr. Secretary: I "1 have the honor to acknowledge courteous nolo Senor Air'don il in which you June 0 and "a, the receipt of your transmit led to me by do on the -Ith inslai refer to my notes of and lo assure you of ihe sincere grat ification of my government at the frank statemenl of the difficulties which have unfortunately arisen in our relations along the international boundary, and the unreserved expres sion of your government to reach an 'id loot men 1 t he.. . 1 1 (Tie, 1 1 1 i eu On a 1 mailers of differences which have long vexed both governments. ! "It is especially pleasing lo m government that Hie de facto govern liuciit of Mexico is disposed to give ipiUk and practical consideration to ith,- existing conditions. Iteciprocatinu the same (b-sire, the government of S MILAR SPIRIT 'the Tniletl States is prepared imnie OITI W S j'I'n'ely lo exchange views as to a practical plan lo remove finally and ii ia Kl 'prevent a recurrence of the difficul ties which have been a source of the " ' ' "Accept, Mr. Secretary, the re newed assurances of my highest on siderat ion. "I mn, sir, "Yours very sincerely, (Signed, " I ! ' 1 1 '. L 1 1 T LANSIN' !." PIANO AMONG HUGE BOOTY NEAR SOMME ,ar MORNINO journal apical liario wiri) Pans, Julv 7. --The work of soiling I the booty taken by the French Hoops j in the fi'-'bting at the somme brings lo light manv curious fans. In Ihe j Mereaueourt woods a heavy C.eiman I battery was found rnnipletely dis- mounted. The battery commander's , shelter alone remained Intact. ! The luxury of the arrangements in I the Herman positions on the Scnierie plateau showed that thev were con si, 1-d impregnable. In Hie positions I occupied bv the battery mentioned were a piano, a brass be, is), ad and a complete hot and c.,l,I water supplv. The f-vatest boot fell to C.eneral I: Ufourier's famous "iron corps," ,v- K-h distinguished ,t---lf . Verdun " ii iorps took enoi uh ma'trial t tet up a whole arm. Albuquerque, New Mexico, Saturday, July S, 1916. BIG ALLIED PUSH Oil ALL FRONTS T 1:1 Geimany for fiist Time Has to Meet Stronq Allied Offen sives on Eastern and West ern Fronts, BERLIN'S RETICENCE IS BELIEVED SIGNIFICANT Official Statement, However, Admits One Retirement Be fore Russians; Geneial Ad vance Claimed by Slavs, iV MORNINS JOIJflHAL a'lr.lAt. ItAtIO WlKfl London, July 7. The head of the C.erman staff must be faced with dif ficult and perplexing piobb nis at the 1 Pli sent moment. lie must uecioe jliovv to j strategy j best to ; military meet the new oo-oidlnaled of the entente allies and bow utilize (Jermany's available resources. Never before in 1 the history of the war has Ceruinnv j been called upon to meet a strong; double offensive on both the weslern land eastern fronts. ( leneral llaig's ! announcement ",- resumed a vigoi -! oils offensiv e at daw n," coming on top j of the opening of a new offensive aKainst Field Marshal llindeburg br 'c.eneral Kverl, is a new experience j for the (lei man staff (leneral Fvcrt's attack is being ' iniide on a 100-mile front running' approximately from the Vilna line to 'Haranovichi in the south. The serl ousncss of the crisis is reflected in the 'paucity of Information given the Oer i man public in P.crlin's official bulle. tins, which, however, at last admit j th, loss of H em and llelloy th- we; tern front. I Russians Succcsf ill ,, , , There is no cmfirma Hon of I port from Home that the whole ; - PUTS H III GHEA DILEMMA I man line on the easlern n-oiit IK rein - iflf c.u,.,,, unavoidable, as had jlng. but the llussians continue toiom. ,atlle cruisers not followed the reach success after success , enemy to the southward the main ! The latest official-statement Issued : fleets would never have been in run-IM-lin iMlmits'n' retieeniciit from but- The battle ,'iulser fleet, gal- la salient in the Czarloiysk region, and i ihe liussian statement tonight aii inouilccs that Knsslan cavalry has j captured Mamevilebi, which is only seme filly miles from Kovel. t Slavs Take Maliv I'risoiiol j Clearly the Kussian offensive tn j wards Haranov ichi, Kovel and I.em- berg, added to Ihe collapse oT the ! Austria lis, greatly endangers the, j whole (li rm-in lines. Heavy fightin,. lbs continuing along the whole line ami' the llussians are adding' lo their , ap I lures of prisom-rs and booty hourly ' j Prisoners captured by Ibe llussians: 'during the past few days number, ! nearly jo.nno. j The (Uestlon whether Hreat Hrita.n 'will he able lo maintain an adequate supply of ammunition at the pn sen; rale of wastage received an answer in part today from Frederick (I. Kel llawav, M. P., secretary lo I r. Chiis- lotiher Addison, who next l.loyd-'ieore.e, is Ihe most official in the minisliy of i Mr. Kellavviv says: "We i lal Hie full output of our i shells." ( Mnnilion Making Increases, e added thai ninety new arsenals bad been prov i, j controlled firms i I ions. The total in Hill, he said. lions, and there ed and that 4.1 j are producing mui j of munition workei ; was under two mil j 1 1 c now I hive ., ml a ; : half millions. I he la nor promem, .w i f ,...1 I.. ii , i,-i u, w 1 1 y 1 - - - - ii . - -- large extent solved by the women, :i,i'. .i isldna tvinneu were ! , - i,,.ii,, -ri.e.e me engaged in war imtusirics. I j now li(i,;,niia so i ngagod. Much interest Is attached j new Cusso-.liipanesi. treaty w "'" Japan - dispels held of according to an a ut nornari v ese source here, effectively any hope Heiin.it'v may have seducing anv member of the til, -lite I alliance, and il is the stronger Isible reply lo the numerous 1 which have been made lo both I pos- I offers; Japan j jand Russia wilh a view to bringing i about a separale peace. 1 , tie is known y I of the casus I - ties suffered in Hie Hellish ol Tensive ; in France. Tin I lished tonighl a 1 officers, of win . first list vmis nd iiame.s o ,-r illl t Weill y-f IV, pun- I I,. -.'IMI ; were killed. Il say or wounded. Col. Roberi .1 . 1.7'lft men vvei Among those k If lay Doug-Ian. killed ! ,1 vvas ' RUSSO-JAPANESE TREATY NOT TO AFFECT AMERICA,"' I PIU IU WILUI iVILIllvnv,,.!,,,,, s hartl. The services r, n- HT MORNING JOURNAL Rfir.tAL LEASEC tRiRlJ Tokyo. .Inly 7. The .Japanese for- jf ign olln e o,i.,y ri n 1 1 u n, f , a-, in' ' so bsta nee id' the R usso-.Ia panes in vention signed ai Pcliograd on July .1, the following: "First --Japan will lake pall in no arrangement or political conibiiialnoi lire, t againsl Russia. Ru-.ia v,,l lake pail in no 1 1 a n-'i-iiH-iil or poliii cal com I inal ion directed against -la- pa n. "Second In cast- Ho lights or special interest eift of one of the ci.nlr.i which are recognized by teri'llol nil j Ihe I. . p'lttl tic Ol.HI contracting- parly, are men iced. Japan and Russia will consult with each oth er on measures to adopt with a view to suppoittng or extending nssi-dam e for Ibe safeguarding and defense of these tights uiol Interest. JELLICOE'S STORY T SEA GIVEN 00 English Admiial Piaises Gal lantly of His Own Men as Well as - That Shown by foes, DARKNESS ROBS BRITONS OF COMPLETE VICTORYj Both Forces Opened Fire at' Same Time; Destroyeisj Sent Out First; Ran-'.e Was5 18,600 Yaids, IKY MORNING JOURNAL CPSt lAL UVllO ft( l.oililoo, .1 1 1 1 7. "lie pleased to inform the lords commissioners ol the ndniiraltv Unit Hie Herman high sea fleet vvas brought into action on ;lbe HI st of May. Il. to the vvesi vv:ird of Jutland bank, off the coast of Denmark." In these winds Vice Admiral Sir John II. Jellb'oe, , oin uiande r-In -ch ief of the home fleets opens his report to the admirally on the bailie over which Hide has been so much d Iscussioll. ContiliuilHT, Admiial Jelhcoc savs In part ; "In the early afternoon of Wednes day, :!lst of May, the first and second ! battle cruiser squadrons and destroy ers from Ihe fiist, ninth, tenth and t birteent b flotillas, supported by Hie fifth battle si ii. ol i on. were scouting to .the southward of the ballle fleet, which was accompanied bv the thud battle fleet, which vvas accompanied by the third ballle cruiser squadron, the first and second cruiser Miia,l rotis, the fourth light cruiser s'piad ioiis and Ihe fourth eleventh and 'twelfth flotillas. ! ,1 unci loo Is Helaved. "The Junction of the battle fleet ; Willi the scouting force after the til - ;cmy ha,) been sighted was delayed lowing to the southerly course steered J bv our advanced force during th ,..,. (,llm(.,.ill), ,,,.. 1 w(tl, ,be cnemv ballle cruisers. In fit lv led by 'lce Admiral Heattv and admirably supported by Ihe t'hips of the fifth battle s, pin, Iron under Hear Admiral Hv a n-Tlioiuas, fouglil the action uiiip'r al linos I is j, , I v antageous ondii ions, especially m reganl lo light." Without maps and charts many of the details of Ihe report cannot be made clear. It slates that "the list of ships and commanding officers which tools part in Ibe notion, lias; been willihcld from publication for the present in nccrilance Willi Ihe usual pruelbo," which also detracts from Ihe inter, -si of the itoeiiniclil. I'.-liinale of (.crniaii l,oscs. ' Adimiral .lelin-oe esiiniaies (be Her iliian losses at Hv o battleships of the 1 ili-radiiaught type, one of ihe Iieulsch ' land type, which vvas seen lo sink, Ihe battle cruiser l.iil.ow, ailmilleil by Ihe Hermans, one ballle cruiser ol th' : (Ireadnaugbl type, one ballle cruiser, -'seen to be so severely damaged, that ..jits return was extremely iloiihl fill, five A NAVAL FIGHT III NORTH lo I eivid : "sit'1 ei niseis seen it. Kiiin 'n .!th.-m possiblv a battleship six d'- i'"!""11"1 ' -overs, seen lo sink, thr leslrov- munitions. (TH H) ,iim-1K,., ,ial II. was doubll'ul re not yet 1 jf ,,ey would be able lo reach port. guns and land a submarine sunk. In i on, lu, ling Admiral Jellicoel ; says: - I .Iconic tecrel lo rcnori the loss i ,,f lis M11, i.-sty's ships gucen Mary. Indefatigable, Invincible. Defence. Clack Prince, Warrior, Tpperary, Ai deiit. Foriniie, Slunk. Sparroivhaw k, Nestor, Nomad and Turbulent. Still moie do I regret Ihe icsullant loss of life. The Heat ll of such gallant and i (ljs, h ,liti),.,, officers as Arbnl b not , ' . ., .... ... i .... j , toiMi, i a , a, o nmwiipy, . ,iii,nit . it, i , ;, plain prows,-. Captain Conham I Ca otain Charles .1. Winloiir mill Can i lain Siaiiev C. Kills, and those who, ml I perished w il h them is; i to t he na v ami to the , led officers and men who we I gallant and whose den Hi is i, ,v ,,eir comrades ill the gr rj.(l( ,y r,. doing their duly ,b-:i I h w hi'li I bey would I re e,,uallv ! mourned , and Heel. I nobly a ; l.'l e been : I II SI IO oesire. I in nil's (.allanlrv l auded "The eneliiv fought wild the g;i' lanliy Ili.it vvas expected of blni. We i,rliciilariv admired the conduct, of j ,1(1 on iioaid a disabled Herman ' light cruiser, which passed down the ' Cr it ish line shortly after deploy men! iimb-i a In-av y I ire w u a n wasreioin- , ed bv Ihe onlv gnu I' ll III aeuon. l lie oniliiel of the officers and men was I eulirelv heyoiiu praise. 'Vice Admiral Sir David Realty once again showed Ids fine ,i,alilies of uall.uil leadership. I call lilllv isvmp.iHnze with bis feelings when levelling mist and fading light robbed Hie field of lll.lt coniplele victory lor Iwlinb In- bad maneuver' d, for which iiipauv wilh him had deici bv him. not only Ibis, bill on two previous " casii.ns have been of the veiy greatest value. 'similliaiieoil'-iv. en 'oilslv ,,l j V a I lls Two I flotilla , lees . :',s a I ued fir, .11. me- I ra nij of 1 s ; ii ii i subm.i l ine.': being su'Jtled a f if ten ile-l rovers being oi di i ed to all. ok Hie ilii'lnv Willi torpedoes Hi, v moved out al I . I .', s I lu 11 ll a lleousl.v j ii ii the a pptoa, h of ( If riiian d - i si rovers The attack Was , arri'll out i gallantly with great delei mm,, lion, j C, fore arriving al a favorable posit ion j lo fir,- torpedoes thev inlerei ptctl an fori' (itisisMn of i.n linbl j : ; ?!, is! r ;uf f i I'll' n fl-st rtr. A J i fi.m-j-ni' iit at i fr iiartt ist fll-l'V 1 II ! .'Hid t h' cru'lii V Wan fnrrt-fl t Mir tics) my. r vuHtainl n retir loss. 'Tbe Nestor, Nomad and Mineator, under Commander lalward Cingham pf-,.si.) the ail. ok upon the hititle iriiiseis and tiled two torpedoes Re- (iermaiift Commence General Retreat I .on. bui, 1 1 1 1 7 A wireless dis patch from Homo savs word has been received there (loin I'elrograd that ,n consei,uem e of their triple defeat in the sectors of liiga, Kolki and I '.. i anovicbi the Columns have lagun t) move I belt whole trout tow., id the Vcfl. Ill 111 l 1MITS 1 1 HIM! V t (i voi.mviv ntovr I'ctlin. Job 7 (via London ) A sain lit of the Herman hue in Volhynu projecting tovvaiils C.aitorvsk has bi en abandoned under Mipeilor pres sure bv the liusslaiis and a Hew line of defense scle, led, ll was annoiin. ed today by the war ol'tb e. The result of heavv eiigagemenis that were in progress all last nigln both north ami south of the Ifivc Sonime vvas not unl'av ol able to the Hermans, Ihe war office announced today. ing snhjected to ., heavy fi'e at II nun ai,ls, the Nomad vvas badly hit and 1 cm. 1 1 ue, between the lines. The Ncs. tor also vvas badly hit but vvas afloat when las! seen." ATTACKS JURISDICTION OF COMMERCE BODY j (tr MORNINa JOURNAL rlCIAk LKA0RD WlRI) Washington, July 7 - The light of th, Inleisl.ite CcmUiin, commission to in v est I., alt political i,illvlti"s of mill-cads vvas challenged tiulay by M ) I -i ton II. Smith, prisbl.'iit el' the l.oiiis jvllle and Nashville railroad In his an swer to Ihe , ominls-ion s petition re 'iliiesting the Ihsttlct of Columbia sil- pieme court to lompcl him to gtv' .tesilmony regarding lis alleged cant- Inn iii ally substantial advance, are palgn i unit Ibullons. iehara.cterli d by thn war office n itn- I The answer de, l.ucd the commis- ) mt-l a nt from it la, Ileal viewpoint. ' shin's Investigation was entirely the iThclr ureatrsl Hllceess vvas east Of Im. result of personal animus of Senator ; llolsolle, where they captured C.er Luke Li a of Tennessee and of an old 'man trenches In extent of nearly !,000 controversy between the senator andjvar.ls and to a depth t)f f,ml yards, the railroad. This gain is In addlllou to 1,1100 ynr,ls 1 The commission's petition vvas filed ,.f trenches taken by assault Thills several months ago when Mr. Smith, Jday night, testifying in an inquiry Instituted as u! Itlltcrcst l lgliliug In tenter. result of a resolution iniro, lined by 'Senator Lea in IS HI. refusing to li jsvver (tuesllons as to the road's pohtl-j a relations. 1 'The powers of the commission ! Which is a purely ministerial Iribiinal, jgaged in a desperate struggle for pos are confined vvPh few exceptions In se.sl, in ol the village, the enforcement of the ai t to regulate At Contalmnisnii a division of tho commerce, and that act docs not at - Prussia n I'.uaids was hurled Into the first l,-mpi lo regulate the polili, s ot (.ur tlon jihrs nor the subject of their attempt 't ills 'ilia lo exclude eompelltols fioin their territories," says the answer filed to day. The answer says that at the sen ate resolution under which Mr. Smith was !icsli, , ued was liitrodiic, d three years ago, Senator Lea. through Ids Nashville newspapei, was engaged in all attack on the railroad, "due to lluv fact that the railroad and Its officials had declined to do for him what be had it-,, in 'led ." The resolution was adopted, Ml'. Smith told the court, when only four teen members of the selinte were pr sent. ISS0-JAPANESE PACT IS PUBLISHED ,RV MORNINB JOURNAL RMCIAL t ARifl MHfttl W.ishlngioii, Julv 7.- licyond bi n r dl.-ipalt b 1'i-oin Hie Al lei lo: ll hassv at Pcliograd. saving that spct lal Pu.sso Japan, se con vent ion j ha, been signed there . the slate lie- ; pnriincnl is without offi'ial I n forma - j 10, n on the Mibjict, The .In pa iiese em- ba;sv her,- Is in ignorance of lis n.i- 1 line I nl iniassv oiiicoiis c-.pi e.-'.-com ii lion that in in, respect will the new trcily be inimical to American Inlercsls in Ibe far east. So far as Ihe open door is con cerned, it is poiule.l out thai Hie mu tual uniii-isl. iiuliug of Cossla arid Ja pan lo ,b lend all lerritoi ia I rights and sptci.il ml.iesls in Ihe far east, vvilb oul , Imi 1,1 is Ho soil on existing- zones ol control anil Influi n,-e I'lvolv iog m ognitlotl id tile OUIilen of Ihe 1 1 si li 1 ol I bel ,111 II I I ICS to I r.ide pi iv ll, g, - I . 1,11 ffc i vvas said the new treaty siiiii.lv lends lo slienglben I hose ob ligailons bv putiuig behind them Ihe power ol two uaiioii- no-ieoo m ,u, a serious loss j stale ib-parl no nl official- if oiinlry. They1,, iv ,nie,esi,-,l in del. i Ms. Tie f ,' Hi-,1 all o 1. 1 iii. able information ha lllllll floill pliucip.lls II ;i 1 1 ! 1 !, 1 1 dis posed lo minimii- any possible harm ful effcels upon interests ,,f ll.iiri p. li lies, has made I, advisable lo a wail more specific information from American oiiiIcomo; al Pcliograd and ; Tok v o I I ion as St ale--. III S, 1,,-f, eai Ilillg 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 e of letel lli ilia- Hie I lie I Tlll'-d FIELD SURVEYOR IS REPORTED MISSING I Y MOWN 'r. '"''-"' idled people j here,, I outs JOURNAL SRI'' IAL LfAID .IRff lo., July 7. Sev eral bnii are .-eaiihing ihe lulls lodav lot Cbarb-s II Mirvevor of Ho ITii'ed I Mooi", field ! St a i es I Wediii- f ot esl ,- v s' I v ici 'day morning rn is. mi; since ll be f him Th jg;n eark vestenbn jhi been found, j Moore compb-letl some field W"i I. fter working over an el for a lei de da v nioi n i nt: , s-1 v - "lies, lav inghl I bis iio, lis fie, I palled early Wi lllg be li.leuded In I. check off In.- vvoi k orange wnh him, lorn bv lo 'on e know:, h , e is k, M r He tool, only all say teg b would r II'..-, Mt'or. or.!v I, lain of llolbro, u, s. MARINES TO LAND ON SANTO DOMINGO lf MORN, MR miJRNAL RAtr.AL ll.CIU MIIR1, Wa-biiigtoii. Julv 7 -An.int' ni'iils for peaceful Ot i lipntlnn of Santiago. Santo Domingo, by American ma rines under Colonel Pendleton, v , re leported to the navy department today by Rear Admiral ('.ipeiton. Iwilj by l'rrhr or Mall, 0j ft Month. Klnicln t Topical, M BRITISH RESUME GIGANTIC DRIVE; CAPTURE THREE N ENEMY POSITIONS German Ticnches2,000 Yards in Length Taken Neat La Boiselle; linpottant Tactical Victory, RUSSIANS START HUGE OFFENSIVE IN EAST Alons Entiie Front, 300 Miles Long, Child i en of Little Fa ther Harry Their Teutonic foes, MIWNf JOURNAL (RfR.Al LI'tIO W,t Tho llritlh have rosuaied their sledMehanimet; blowsi agjlnst the tier iiiuii lines In the Somme ttc'tor unit uf ter n day of l niflo tightinu have cur ried the (lermnii trcnchoN at three jpoinls uluiu the fiotit. tallest re ports from Itiillsh lierubiiHrtcr say jthel fo rce fihtliiK Is t-uiiitinilriR. The Frltlsh gains, while not result- The bitterest fighting of the day oe- 'enrred n the c liter of the line of nt- i luck about the two villages ftf Ovlllers and Coiilalnialsoii. A I'.ritlhh lirigido Iforeed its vvav into OvIlbMs arid on - light to check the lirillsh advance, af ter the village had been carried by us ) mii ti It . Contalmalson was recfiplureil , but 700 pilsoners w ere left In the 1 hands of the 111 llisb. I. nil ul I rench I ml. ni Hie French end ot Uic Somme rector l here was n lull in the flbht ;lm;. The 1'rcmh official report doe i not ev en mention the -UHiiiil artillery (linls will, h fill Ihe Intervals between I nil. ml iv assaults. ! ItiisspiiiH ImcikI Oflciislve, j Surpasslnu; even In Importance the entente allien' great effort, on the writ i erii front, the news from the eastern ' . 1 1 1 1,11,1,1 shows thai Die ICiisHlaris tbave extended their offensive on an iinprecf denied scale. On the whole 1 1 - ii t from Riga to ilal anov ich I, a dis tance of ,1"li miles, the Russians tiro I bring hurled against the Herman lines. Farther lu Ihe south, (leneral ll j , . i n o i o , ,s is oiiviog sicnoiiy lotvvain ln.i(ovvai,l Kovel and has capliireil two ! j v illag s and a railroad stallon on the S.n nv - Kov e road. Milllary critic of the allies assert thai unless the (let - mans can hall Ihe P.unslan advance In Hie 1 1 1 1 ll 1 I i. 1 1 Inline thev will havn to withdraw their Hues aionir Ibe en--lir v easlerii front and probably aban don l.clnberg 'Ibe Herman official icport ol Fri day .nllllils the ll till III I lit ll l; ol" il Sall- j til In Hlllelal Kale, lines, bill both jHerman and Russian official stntc imcnls fail lo give n dear l,1"a of Ihe " xa, t nl 11:1 Hon in t be ohsI. The linllans claim continued prog ress in their offensive In the Tren jnn, disliict, but lliei'e ap al cnllv has been no un-iil change In this field of , v a r. SOLDIERS SEARCH FOR WATCH; ARE JAILED IRV MORNINS JOURNAL RACIAL Lf ARC IV WIAfll I Douglas. Ariz, Julv 7.- Sergeant I Doniiei and Hiirk' tt of C Irofip, First I I nil. -d Stales cavalry, spi rit tin hour j Mini ii half today In Jail at Ae.iui 'ri i la, the Mexican town opposite here, j wile, i lin y crossed the Intel national I boundary In search of a watch. Hen. I'. Kilns Cnlles Immediately notified the I'niled Sinks authorities o' their Inrresl ami arranged for (heir release. Donni-i i.nd liurkett slal'-d they ; w, io g IvTi permlssirui to Ki-arch for jibe Wat. h, which vvas lost while they I were on patrol duly last night. They , l ip il she boundary, both explained, in the belief that ii line of telegraph poles u short distance south of thn line marked the border. Hen, rill (.'alios Iciruilked lit! roll-1,-idoic, the mailer a )"ke on the aol 1 diets, who have been stationed here for loon lbs. j Tho sci oml and third hntttliiis of Hie Set olid log, met of Montana, and I the fust contingent of ihe IT.urlh in jfaniiv of .w Jeisev. which linked todav, brought the total number of ii-.. ops slammed here to !i,00n. j RUSSIANS COMMENCE ! GREAT DRIVE NEAR RIGA i j Lon. b.ii, Julv 7. - The Russians have begun a tnnicn, loiis offensive on the. l.'i'M in ail. v. In rn their artillery is de stroying lb.- Herman tiumcbes. says u ,lis,.,tcl, to the I'.vcbarnie Telegraph company liom Vienna via Copenha gen. Tbe bombardment, Ihe dispatch adds, lasted twenty-four hours and Hie Hermans were helpless before the Russian artillery, which can now fira fifty shells as ataliist olio in ltll.