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AUSTRIANS ON PIAVE RIVER Many Prisoners Are Taken in Big Battle. ENEMY LOSSES ARE HEAVY Official Rome Statement Says Thou sands of Austrian Corpses Are Strewn Along Battlefield — Small Gains by Foe. Rome, June 19. —The Italians have taken 1,550 additional prisoners on the Piave, between Fossalta and Camo Sile, where the Austrians are being held, the war office announced. North of Montello the Italians strengthened their occupation of the river line as far as Casa Serena. On the eastern portion of the Asiago plateau, the Italians retook the Razeo and Pizzo heights and captured 300 prisoners. Gain Along Piage. London, June 19. —With their second line penetrated in the crucial battle along the Piave river, the Italian armies stemmed the Austrian rush in this sector. At all other points along the 100- mile front of attack they either had launched coutner-offensives or had fought the invaders to a standstill. The Austrian losses are described as terrific. An official Italian statement says thousands of Austrian corpses are strewn along the Piave battlefield. Piave Vital Point. It is along this line, held by Italian, French and British troops, that the final fate of Emperor Karl’s ambitious attempt to put Italy out of the war will be decided. All signs are favor able to the allies. In the earlier fighting during the day the Austrians drove forward at the extreme ends of the Piave line and menaced both Italian flanks in the river region. At Montello the enemy advanced four miles and occupied two-thirds of the high ground. The occupation of the crest of the mountain, which was the Austrian ob jective, would have turned the whole Piave line. The Italian successes re ported have eliminated this danger. In the marsh land of the lower Piave the Austrians advanced on the 15-mile front between Zenson and the sea to the depth of three miles at several, points, reaching the Italian second line. This, thrust, a direct move upon Venice, apparently has been definitely checked. From captured documents and the statements of prisoners there is no doubt the enemy command sent its troops into the offensive with the promise of booty. poe Bridges Piave. The Austrians, according to the Eve ning Standard, now occupy the west bank of the Piave from the Conegliano railway to the Zemson bend, a dis tance of a mile and a half. They have thrown 14 bridges across the river. These, however, are under the Italian fire. The failure of the Austrian offensive in the mountains, the most critical sector, is shown in Italian official state ments. It is believed that the Italians have every prospect of restoring the posi tions on the Piave. The British held the post of honor in the mountains, and how well they rose to the occasion is proved by the remark of a correspondent that “the results of the enemy attack suggest that it was the British who carried out the most successful offensive.” The Austrians undoubtedly hoped to sweep into the plains and crush Italy, but the latter’s achievement in resist ing the first onslaught is assurance that she is capable of defending her position. Foe Claims 30,000 Captives. Vienna, June 19. —The number of prisoners taken so far in the drive on the Italian front is 30,000, the war office announced. The total of guns taken is 130. On their south wing the Austrians have reached the Fossalta canal, the statement says. Rome June 18. —Italian troops, in conjunction with their French and British allies, began a counter-offen sive against the Austro-Hungarian forces which had launched an attack on the Italian mountain front. The Italian and allied troops were able to gain partial successes and to restify their lines at several points along the front. 4,620 Austrians Captured. The Austrians, disregarding their losses, continued their endeavors to cross the Piave river, but the Italians are bravely holding their positions. Pxdsoners taken from the beginning of the fighting amount to more than 120 officers and 4,500 men of other ranks, inc udlng 716 captured by the British troops and 261 by the French. Italians Hold Line. Rome, Juen 17. —The Italian forces are firmly holding the Asiago front, ac cording to the war office announce ment. They have completely reoccu pied their original positions on Asolone and Monte Solaroia and are closely Dressing the enemy who crossed the Piave. the Austrians were ambushed at W. FRANK PERSONS Frequent cheerful letters from home actually make American soldiers less subject to shell shock, according to AV. Frank Persons, director general of the department of civilian relief of the American Red Cross, who has just re turned from the front in France. the Seven Communities (Sette Com muni) and were compelled to evacuate the captured territory, according to an admission in the Austrian state ment. German Drive Is Failure. With the French Army in France, June 15. —Only small local actions have occurred along the battlefront since Thursday night, and it appears scarcely possible that the Germans will recommence serious work for the present on the line of Montdidier- Noyon. Their offensive for the capture of Compeigne, with the eventuality of making further progress toward Paris from the base that they hoped to at tain there, may be regarded as having met a bloody check, costing them thou sands of men belonging to their best divisions. There appears no doubt that the Ger mans desired to make an imposing ad vance toward the capital and at the same time inflict losses on the French and the British before the Americar army was ready to take the field. They assuredly are anxious in re gard to the rapidly growing army from across the Atlantic ocean and are try ing their utmost to use up the old armies in front of them before fresh transatlantic troops arrive insufficient ly strong force to turn the balance. NEXT U. S. WAR LOAN WILL SE SIX BILLIONS Government's Financial Program for Next Four Months Announced by McAdoo. Washington, June 17. —The govern ment’s financial program for the next four months was disclosed by Secre tary McAdoo’s announcement that in preparation for the fourth Liberty loan, to be floated probably in October about $6,000,000,000 certificates of in debtedness will be issued. They will be offered in blocks of $750,000,000 each every two weeks be ginning June 25. Every national bank and trust com pany is asked to assist the government by subscribing 5 per cent of its gross resources monthly. The certificates will bear 4*4 per cent interest, like those preceding the third Liberty loan, and will have vary ing maturity periods, not exceeding four months. The announcement of this program indicates that the fourth Liberty loan will be at least $6,000,000,000. the exact amount depending on govern ment expenditures in the next few months. UNLIMITED DRAFT APPROVED ¥ House Body Favors Provision to Cal! Ail Men of Draft Age Who Can Be Trained. Washington, June 18.—Unanimous approval of the house provision au thorizing the president to call all men of draft age who can be trained and equipped, was voted by the military subcommittee considering the appro priation bill. Support for Provost Marshal General Crowder’s proposal to extend the army draft to men between eighteen anc' forty-five years, was given by Sena tor Chamberlain of Oregon, chairman of the senate military committee, at hearings on the $12,000,000,000 army appropriation bill. “I have always advocated having it apply to men of those ages,” said Sen ator Chamberlain, “and think we will yet come to it. There are lots of men over thirty who really are doing noth ing and ought to be reached.” U. S. SEIZES BUSCH MILLIONS Custodian Palmer Takes Possession of Big Brewery Property—Widow on Way Home. Washington, June 18. —Al! of the property in this country of Mrs. Adolphus Busch, valued at millions of dollars, was ordered seized by Alien Property Custodian Palmer. Mrs. Busch was recently in Germany and is now in Cuba on her way to America. 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