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I Russians Cross the CarpathiansT
I andThreaten the Austrian Rear
Large Reinforcements Brought Up After Intense Artillery
r Fire and Violent Attack With Dense Masses of Men Con
tinues Through Night Delville Wood and Longue
val Taken Terrific Struggle Continues
.trench Make Progress and Italians Cap
ture New Positions Austrians
Suffer Heavy Losses.
News despatches from Petrograd re
Iport the crossing .of the Carpathian
mountains by the Russians under
General Letchitzky who after their
drive through Bukowina are now said
to be a day's march into Hungary
and threatening the Austrian rear.
On the front of the British offensive
: in northern France the Germans have
been heavily counter-attneking. At
two points their assault carried them
into the new British lines.
Quiet apparently prevailed along
the French lines south of the British
In the Trentino the Italians have
captured new positions from the Aus
J trians and have repulsed Austrian at-
,i tacks in the Pasubio sector.
f Russians Strongly Reinforced.
Berlin, July 19, via London, 5:05 p.
, m. The Russians have been strongly
reinforced along the front south and
southwest of Riga at the northern end
of the Russian lines and have been
- heavily attacking Field Marshal von
Hindenburg's forces there, the war
! office announced todaj The assaults,
however, all failed, the Russians suf
fering unusually severe losses.
The official statement on operations
op the eastern front says:
"rray group of Field Marshal von
llindenburg: South and southwest of
Riga our brave regiments caused re
ppdted attacks by Russiansdelivered"
' with strengthened forces, to break
down with extraordinarily heavy loss
es for the enemy." '
Bombs Dropped in Italy.
Berlin, July 19, by Wireless to Say
viHe. "A squadron of naval aero-
planes dropped 90 heavy and light
, bombs on railroad and military estab-
lishments in Treviso. Italy, during the
r night of July 16-17," says an official
1 Austrian statement of July 17. "The
operations were successful. One aero
plane is missing."
"There were artillery engagements
and skirmishes along the lower Voy
; usa (in Albania north of Avlona)
Isavs the statement.
V Italian War Front.
Regarding the Italian front the war
office says:
I "Hostile aeronauts bombarded Viel-
gerureuth without success. In the
i Tofana the Italians made repeated
attacks which broke down."
f Tn9 report of operations on the-
3 Russian front (an abstract of which
j was received by cable) says that in
Bukowina the Russians were repulsed
in hand to hand fighting following at
tacks on the Austrian positions on
Capul height and near. Luczlna and
that attacks by the Russians south
west of Lutsk were repulsed.
British Positions Rptaken.
Berlin, July 19, via London, 5 p. m.
I The recapture by German troops or
the village of Longueval and of Del
ville wood is announced today by tne
Avar office.
; The statement says:
"Western front: In the Somme dis
trict the village of Longueval and
i Delville wood adjoining were recap
tured last night from the British after
fierce fighting by the Magdeburg
Twenty-Sixth infantry regiment. In
addition to heavy, sanguinary losses
the British lost eight officers and 2S0
men In prisoners and) left a consider
able number of machine guns in our
! hands.
I "Enemy attacks on our positions
7. north of Ovillers and against tne
southern edge of Posleres were dis
persed by our curtain of fire and had
not the slightest success , anywhere.
French Attacks Fail.
"South of the Sommo French local
attacks failed to the north of Barleux
and near Belloy. At other points they
were checked at the outset,
i "On the right bank of the Meuse
the enemv continued his fruitless ef
forts against our lines on Froido Terre
ridge. .
"North of Ban de Sapt a German
' patrol enterprise was successful.
,f Germans Break British Line.
't London, July 19 2:26 p. "-The
I I Germans have recaptured a portion o
Delville wood and obtained a footing
? in the northern outskirts of Longue
val, .the war office announced today.
The announcement says:
"The enemy's attack last night, tuo
; beginning of which already has been
! reported, was directed against our
new positions east of Bazentin village.
, Verv lnirge German roinforcements
had "been collected for this attack. Af
ter an intense artillery fire, the first
assault was begun In dense masses
: at about 5:30 o'clock In the afternoon.
, The fighting continued all night and
fx ! was particularly violent In Delville
i 'wood.
Recapture Delville Wood.
, "After Buffering very heavy losses,
the enemy succeeded in recapturing
Dehille wood and also obtained a
footing in the northern outskirts of
Longueval. The struggle in these
areas is still violent.
"Elsewhere the attack, Including
three separate assaults on "Waterlot
farm, completely broke down under
our fire.
"On the remainder of our front there
were no events of importance."
Russians In Hungary.
London, July 19, 12:25 p. m. The
Russians have crossed the Carpathi
ans and have penetrated a day's march
into Hungary, according to a dispatch
to the Star from Petrograd.
The dispatch says the Russians are
threatening the Austrian rear in the
The advance is being made, accord
ing to this information, by the arm
ies of General Letchitzky, which are
again on the move after an interval
of quiet
New Italian Advance.
Rome, July 19, via London, 1:46 p.
m. A new advance for the Italians
in the upper Posina valley, where they
succeeded in capturing positions on
Corno del Coslon, was announced to
day by the war office. A strong at
tack by the Austrians on the Italian
lines in the Pasubio sector was re-
"pulsedr''" - -
The statement follows:
"On the night of July 17 there was
intense artillery fire in the Ledro
"Strong enemy detachments attack
ed our line on the Pasubio but were
repulsed with heavy loss. The enemy's
L artillery yesterday kept our positions
In the Lagarina valley underits fire,
but is was effectively answered.
"In the upper Posina valley our
troops after artillery preparation re
newed their attacks on Corno Del Cos
ton. The enemy's batteries did not
reply to our bombardment but after
wards began an intense gusx of fire.
We, however, succeeded in gaining
new positions on the rocky slopes of
the mountain.
"An enemy aeroplane dropped
bombs on Marostica (northeast of Vi
cenze in Venetia) as a result of which
there were some victims and slight
French Make Progress.
Paris, July 19, 1:45 p. m. The
French made some progress last
night on the Verdun front in the
course of hand grenade fighting in
the vicinity of Fleury, says today's
official report ' Artillery actions
continue energetically in this sector.
' A German raid in the region of
DnnnViaTiilo'll 13olo"l1T Wfl C nVlQnlmfl
by the French fire as was a raid
north of the Aisne near Paezzy.
Along the greater part of the front
the night was quiet.
The statement says:
"The night was calm over ,tho
greater part of the front. Two sur
prise attacks delivered by the enemy
against small French posts, one in
Belgium in the region of Paschendaal,
the .other north of the Aisne near
Paezzy, were repulsed by our fire.
"On the Verdun front east of the
Meuse the artillery fightinf continued
very vigorously in the sector of
Fleury. We made some progress
with grenades near Chapelle.
Fighting In Albania.
Berlin, July 19, by wireless to Say
vllle, N. Y. Revival of activity in Al
bania where the military situation
has been virtually unchanged tar
months is reported in the official Aus-tro-Hungarian
statement of July 10.
British Steamer Captured.
Stockholm, July 19, via London,
12:42 p. m.-Il is reported hero that
the Biitish steamship Adams, 2223
tons has been captured by a German
destroyer off Alius, Sweden, while on
a voyage from Finland.
Germans Losing In Africa.
London, July 19, 1:45 p. m The
following official report in regard to
the campaign in German East Africa
was Issued today:
"Telegraphing July 18, General
Smuts reports that tho enemy forces,
which endeavored to operate against
his communications north of Handenl
and on the Usambara railway be
tween Korogwe and Tanga, have
now been driven down the Panganl
river, abandoning a field gun. Clear
ance of this area is progressing sat
isfactorily. "On the southern shore of Lake
Victoria tho force under Brigadier
General Sir C. Crewe having disem
barked at Kouigoro occupied Muaza
during the night of July 14-15. The
enemy evacuated the town nfter
slight resistance, -'leaving many rifles,
a portion. of a supply column and a
naval gun of the cruiser Konigsburg
in our hands. A majority of the
German Europeans embarked on a
steamship and fled southward by
Stuhlmann Sound pursued by our
j armed lake vessel."
Russian Reverse In Gallcla.
Vienna, via London, July 19, S:2S
p. m. A Russian reverse in Galicia,
r especially Jn the foothills of the Car
pathians near -the entrance to one of
the mountain passes is reported In
the official announcement of today
which says:
"Southwest of Delatyn our troops
drovo back across the . Pruth river
Russian detachments which had cross
ed the western bank. Wo took 300
Germans Bombard Reval.
Berlin, July 19, by Wireless to Say
ville. The bombardment by German
naval aircraft of tho Russian harbor
of Revel on the Gulf of Finland last
night was announced today by the
German) admiralty. Bombs were drop
ped on cruisers and other warships,
numerous hits being observed, one
submarine being seen to have 'been
hit four times.
The statement says:
"German naval aeroplanes on the
evening of July 18 bombarded enemy
cruisers, torpedo boats, submarines
and military establishments at the
naval port of Reval. Numerous un
questioned hits were obtained on tho
enemy's forces. For example one sub
marine Avas hit four times. Serious
conflagrations broke out on the dock.
"In spite of heavy fire by anti-aircraft
guns and aeroplanes all the Ger
man aeroplanes returned unharmed
to the sea forces that waited outside
the bay. Although the German sea
forces were visible in the clear
weather and the aircraft were able to
locate them despite a fog that came
on in the early morning, no sea forces
of the enemy were observed."
otss MIK1E1
Dr. Ritter Visits State Depart
ment But Finds Attitude of
American Government
Washington, July 19. Tho minister
from Switzerland, Dr. Paul, Ritter, to
day discussed the prospects of peace
in Europe with Acting Secretary of
State Polk. PTe indicated afterward
that his talk had been without tan
gible results.
The minister called at the state de
partment primarily to ask whether
there was any 'foundation Tor various
reports recently circulated regarding
President's Wilson's desire to see
peace negotiations Initiated. It is un
derstood that ho was informed that
the attitude of the American govern
ment was unchanged.
White House officials have let it be
known that the president saw no pros
pects of immediate developments
which might mako possible a move in
the direction of restoring peace.
Able to Walk to Homes After
Vigil of 41 Hours in Mine
Without Food or Water.
Joplin, Mo., July 19. Four men
who have been imprisoned in tho
Babcock mine sinco 2 o'clock Mon
day afternoon wero rescued alive at
7:15 o'clock this morning."
The men did not appear exhaust
ed by their vigil of 41 hours without
light, food or water and were able
to walk to their homes. The res
cue party first talked with the men
through tho barrier of dirt that sep
arated them from tho shift at 4
o'clock this morning.
Physicians and ambulances that
had been kept in waiting were sent
away when It was found the miners
wero In good physical condition.
Tho release of tho miners followed
a strugglo with tons of dirt and rock
by rescue crews which worked in
short relays. Some of tho rescuers
had remained continuously In tho
shaft sinco the cave-In and appeared
moro tired today than thoso for
whoso Hafety they had worked so
Marathon, Texas, July 19. Nows re
ceived here today that Private Thom
as Haag of M. Company, Tenth Penn
sylvania Infantry, whllo swimming
with comrades last Sunday In the
Rio Grando at Boquilas, Texas, was
drownecL Up to date the body had
not been recovered.
A woman's teeth' usurp the func
tions of her tongue when they chat
ter. ;.'&';,..., A -'
War Department Gathers In
formation in Answer to
Charges Made in Con
gressional Resolu
No Shortage of Rations or
Lack of Sanitary Transporta
tion Facilities Troops
Well Handled.
Washington, July 19. Reports from
the army along the border being gath
ered by the war department to an
swer congressional resolutions of in
quiry as to the handling of National
Guardsmen at the mobilization all de
ny charges of shortages of rations
and lack of sanitary transportation
Department commanders report that
the troops left their home stations
with adequate supplies.
Summing up the reports the war
department today Issued this statement:
Troops Excellently Handled.
"Tho war department regards the
handling of the details of the move
ment of troops to the border as ex
cellent in every respect"
The department made public a pre
liminary report from Dr. Thomas' Dar
lington of New York City, who lias
been making an inspection of the na
tional guards' camps at the instiga
tion of the National Civic Federation
and with the consent of the war de
partment Dr. Darlington's message
o( of. his Inspection of the. crimps at
Fort Sa'ih Houston, Texas, where 14,
000 men are quartered and added:
"Reassure relatives and friends of
soldires. General medical and sanita
tion conditions reassuring thus far.
No contagious diseases."
Distribution of Men.
General distribution of troops and
national guardsmen along the border
was announced today by tho war de
partment as follows:
San Antonio district, regulars:
Third and Fourteenth Cavalry;
Field Artillery, Third, Fourth, Ninth,
Nineteenth, Twenty-Sixth, Twenty
Eighth and Thirtieth Infantry.
National guard:
Florida. Maryland, Illinois, Kansas,
Indiana, Maine, Missouri, Minnesota.
Nebraska, New York, New Hampshire,
Texas, Virginia, Vermont and Wiscon
sin. Douglas, Arizona, district:
First Cavalry; Eleventh, Twelfth,
Fourth, Nineteenth, Twenty-First and
Twenty-Third Infantry.
National guard:
Arizona, Connecticut, California,
Montana, District of Columbia, New
Jersey and Utah.
El Paso district:
Regulars Fifth, Sixth, Eighth,
Tenth. Eleventh, Twelfth and Thir
teenth Cavalry; Sixth, Seventh. Sev
enteenth, Twentieth, Twenty-Third,
and Twenty-Fourth Infantry; Second
Battalion, Fourth Field Artillery.
National guard:
Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexi
co. Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode
Island and South Carolina.
Nine Frenchmen by Striking
Ruse Capture Garrison of
113 Men.
Paris. July 19. 5:15 zu m One of
the most striking episodes .'of the
great Somme battlo, was taking the
field of Blaches and the garrison of
113 men by nine Frenchmen. The
fort had resisted throughout the ar
tillery bombardment and the infan
try attacks had been checked by mur
derous machine gun fire. By a lucky
chance, a French officer discovered
the precious secret that tho terrible
bombardment had made the fort vul
nerable at ono point Selecting -a
second lieutenant, two sergeants, a
corporal and four men ho led them
on hands and knees through the long
grass to tho spot whero he knew was
a breach In the defenses. They reach
ed their objective point without the
Germans learning of their approach.
Abruptly threo of the French offi
cers leaped into tho work shouting
"Forward with tho bayonet!" and
throwing bombs which exploded In
tho dugout. The other six daring
Frenchmen remained behind ready to
retreat if the attempt failed.
Germans Taken Unawares.
But the Germans, taken unawares,
had no time to get their weapons and
surrendered almost without a show
of fight. When one of- their num-
ber fell, shot by a revolver point
blank, by the commanding officers,
the Germans, 113 in all, camo out of
their shelters and threw up their
hands, the French assert
The three French captors now be
gan to feel nervous as they saw no
reason why the Germans should not
fall upon and exterminate them, but.
at this moment the other six hurried
In. Their resolute energy imposed
upon the Germans, who believed that
the new arrivals were followed by
many others. The German officers
In the fort then threw down their
arms and the entire garrison was
marched to the rear, escorted by the
nine captors, who had not lost a
I uu
Des Moines, la., July 19. An un
compromising declaration in favor of
prohibition was made is the address
delivered today to the Iowa state Re
publican convention by Burgess W.
Garrett, temporary chairman of the
convention and clerk of the Iowas
supremo court. Cheers greeted his
statement "that no act of Republican
party ever will bring the saloon back
to Iowa."
The speaker also declared for a
stronger foreign policy both as re
gards Mexico and the rest of the
world, for good roads, amendment of
the primary laws, for woman suffrage
and against militarism.
Bandits Headed Toward Min
aca Chief Discards Crutch
es and Rides Horse.
Columbus, N M., July 19. A report
reached Columbus today that Villa
was leading a large bod' of bandits
toward Minaca, 80 miles west of Chi
huahua City on the line of the Kansas
City, Mexico and Orient railway. The
rumor states that the bandit leader
has discarded his crutches and is rid
ing a horse.
Robert Bacon, former ambasador to
France, and Dr. R. P. Strong of the
Harvard Medical School, arrived here
today. They declined to state the
object of their visit Dr. Strong is a
specialist on tropical diseases.
All Dissensions Among His
Supporters Must Cease and
All Factions Support the
National Ticket.
New York, July 19. Charles E
Hughes today told callers that dissen
tion among his-supporters must cease;
that he expects all factions to get to
gether, subordinate what he terms
their differences and work for the
election of the national ticket and a
Republican majority In both branches
of congress.
The success of the party at tho
polls, Mr. Hughes declared, depended
In a great degree upon a cessation of
"bickerings" between Republicans and
former Progressives and between var
ious local factions of local Republi
cans. Mr. Hughes who came here today
from Bridgehampton, had a long talk
with Mayor Thompson of Chicago and
other political leaders from Illinois
over the situation in that state.
Mr. Hughes will meet at luncheon
tomorrow the members of his cam
paign committee and a committee of
five Republican senators who will
have in charge the national presiden
tial campaign. Members of the Re
publican congressional campaign also
have been invited.
Mr. Hughes held a long conference
today with Chairman Wllicox In which
the chief topics of discussion, it is
understood, wero the adjustment of
local differences and the program for
the nominee's western trip.
Fort Sill, Okla., July 19. The First
Regiment, Oklahoma National Guard,
broke camp today to leavo for the
border. Its destination Is believed to
be Llano Grande, near Mercedes, Texas.
Des Moines. Iowa, July 19 The
First Battalion, First Iowa Infantry
probably will be en route to Browns
ville, Texas, before tomorrow night,
It was said at Camp Dodge tonight
Many a matrimonial failure Is due
to the mistaken Idea that two caiij
llvo as cheaply as one.
Outlook Most Favorable That the Federal Government WiU (
Help Ogden Make the Railroad Celebration in 1919 an
Event of Extraordinary Importance Message Re
ceived From Senator Sutherland.
The participation of the United
States government in the exposition
to be held in Ogden in 1919 to com
memorate the fiftieth anniversary of
the driving of the golden spike ar.
Promontory, marking the connecting
link between the Union Pacific and
Central Pacific, now Southern Pacific,
railroads forming the first transcon
tinental railway, was virtually assured
today by the passing of a joint reso
lution by the United States Senate
this morning.
The resolution was introduced in
congress Monday by Senator George
Sutherland and the announcement of
its passing the senate was received
at the Ogden Publicity Bureau, in the
Weber club, late this afternoon, In a
telegram from its author. The tele
gram follows:
"Washington, D. C, July 19. 1910.
'James P. Casey, Weber Club, Og
, den. Joint resolution for Congres
sional participation in celebration
passed Senate today. (Signed)
It is anticipated that the resolution
'will reach the House of Representa
tives within the week and there seems
every prospect that It will be acted
upon -favorably by that body.
History of Railroads.
Following is tt brief history of
completing the Union Pacific and
Central Pacific on which the celebra
tion is based:
In July, 1862, the Central Pacific
Railroad company was chartered,
with the intention of building a line
from the Missouri river to the Pa
cific. The spirit of rivalry did its
share in stimulating the activity fo
the Union Pacific company, but lit
tle was done on their part until after
the war. The Central Pacific, how
ever, immediately commenced work.
Work on the Union Pacific did not
begin until IS months after the Cen
tral had inaugurated their section of
the enterprise.
By the opening of the summer of
186S the two companies were nearly
equally distant from Monument
Point, "at the head of Salt Lake. The
competition increased as they neared
each other, and at last the struggle
arose as to the polut of junction. The
Central company wished Ogden fixed
as the point of junction, and the Un
ion urged Monument Point The mat
ter was at last settled by a decision
in favor of the former.
The Indians were so hostile to the
project that several battalions of
United States troops were scattered
along the line. That the completion
of such a vast enterprise should be
hailed as one of the most memor
able achievements In the material
progress of the country, was certain
ly to be expected. Now Is it to be
wondered at that the original pick and
shovel employed in commencing such
a work should have been preserved
and still bo looked upon by every pa
triot with historic interest.
In less than one-half or one-third of
the time predicted at the outset of
the enterprise, the road was com
pleted. The total mileage of the road
built under the direct authority and
by tne am oi tne national government
was 2400 miles. The government sub
sidy in aid of these works amounted
to about $64,000,00, of 6 per cent,
currency bonds, the companies being
also authorized to issue an equal
amount of bonds.
Ninety million dollars was the cost
of the Union Pacific railroad, up to
1869, when it was completed; that
of the Central Pacific, $75,000,000.
On May 10 of that year the great
historical opening of the road occur
red at Promontory Point, Utah. Emi
nent men from tall over the west at
tended. Tho chief feature of the oc
casion was the approach of two en
gines, one from the east and one from
the west each decorated with flags
and evergreens for the occasion,
which saluted one another with ex
ultant screamsv Then a telegraph
wire was attached to the last rail,
so that each blow otthe sledge should
be recorded on every connecting tele
graph Instrument between San
Francisco and Portland, Me.
Finally, It was announced that the
last blow was to be struck. Every
head was uncovered with reverential
silence, while Rev. Dr. Todd of Pitt-
field,. Mass., offered up a brief ana
deeply impressive invocation.1 The
magnificent tie of laurel, on which
was a commemorative tablet of sil
ver, was brought forward, put in
place and Dr. Harkness, in behalf
of the state of California, presented
Governor "Stanford the gold spike. In
behalf of the Central Pacific railroad
he responded with a brief sentiment
and General Dodge, in behalf , of the
Union Pacific, did likewise. Governor
Stanford, assisted by Vice President
Durant, drovo the final spike. Cheer
after cheer for tho union of the Atlan
tic and Pacific by rail was enthusi
astically given.
A telegram was immediately dis
patched to President Grant as fol
lows: "The last rail is laid! The last I
spike driven! The Pacific railroad is j
completed." The completion of the 1
great project was celebrated in many
of the large cities of the country.
Both in San Francisco and New York
the last day was ushered In by tho
firing of a salute of 100 guns. In
Philadelphia the bell on Independence ''
hall was rung. Thus, In the consum- ;
mation of this mighty work, a jour- !
ney around the world became a tous )
both easy and0brief.
Infantry in Galicia Marching
Toward Carpathian Passes
That Lead Into Hungary. j
Surprise Attack Throws Ger
mans Into Complete Panic i
Russians Everywhere j
Advancing. j
Petrograd, July 19, via London, j
7:10 p. m. Russian infantry in Ga- y
licia Is advancing toward fhe pass- '
es of the Carpathians which lead In
to Hungary. Further north in the .
marsh region, the official statement
of today says, an attempt of Austro- i
German forces to take the offensive j
was broken. In the Caucasus the 1
Russians lave made further ad- 1
The announcement follows: 1
"On the Riga front artillery en
gagements continue. At Lake Miazi
dal our artillery and lake flotilla un
der Lieutenant . Olschesviky made a
surprise attack on the Germans in
the night throwing them into com
plete panic. Enemy airmen mani
fested great activity from the region .
south of the Dvina to the Pinsk
"On the Stokhod there was artil
lery fighting at many places.
"We repulsed by our artillery fire '
an attempt on the part of the enemy
to take the offensive florth of Odzer ;
marsh. Owing to the heavy rains tho
Dneister has risen almost 2.5 meters,
destroying Austrian bridges, buttress
es and ferry boats.
"On our left flank in the region
of the rivers Black and White Tch-
eremosche, southwest of Kuty, our in
fantry is advancing toward the moun- a
tain defiles. M
"In the Caucasus on our right wing'l.
in the region of Djivizlik, south of -Trebizond
and Baiburt and west of
Baiburt we made considerable ad-
Turkish rear guard. In combats of
tho 18th we have captured eighty
five Turkish officers, more than 2100
men, eight heavy guns and five ma
chine guns.
General Gonzales Receives No i
Official Account of Ex-
change Between Ameri-
cans and Mexicans. j
El Paso, Texas. July 19. General i
Francisco Gonzales, commandant at I
Juarez, said today that he had receiv
ed no official report of tho exchange
of shots yesterday between a Massa- '
chusetts "outpost and Mexicans on ..,
the Mexican side of the Kio urauae
below El Paso. Mexican custom rid- I
ers, General Gonzales said, claimed to J
know nothing about tho affair.
Military authorities on the American
side asserted the Mexicans belonged j
to a band of smugglers, said to have )
been operating in the district.
Thero are only a few Carrauzisla
troops in this section of the frontier,
Gonzales added, and none are station- ,
ed near the "Island" where the shoot- jj
Ing took place. 1
oo n
"Why did Rev. Blinks leave his j
charge?" f
' "He said his parishioners were 1
guilty of contributory negligenco." . .
Judge. ,J

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