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The Telegraph Service of The
Daily Gate City and Constitu­
is received over
own leased wire.
VOL. 127 NO. 10. •&?..
The Italian cavalry was so rapid
•the Austrians were forced to flee pre
lelpltately from the town, abandoning
lin airdrome and several airplanes,
fell undamaged into the
|tand» of the attackers.
British monitors and airplanes as
|listed in throwing the enemy Into
wnfusion. Airmen demolished six
[bridges over the Semlnl with bombs
propped with remarkable accuracy.
Important Gains by French.
PARIS, July 12.—Driving forward
I a five-mile front, the French again
made Important gains between the
Aisne and the Marne, capturing the
rtllage of Longpont and several adja
eent strongholds, the French war of
Bee announced today.
German artillery was active In the
I Pertlun sector. The French made
successful raids in the Champagne
region and north of Montdldier.
"North of Chavigny and east of
PsTeroDea, the French accentuated
their progress," the communique said.
"Longpont village and the Javage
(arm were occupied.
"Prench troops took twenty prison
ers in raids north of Montdlder and
In the Champagne.
"Germany artillery was active
»long the left bank of the Mens (Ver
lan sector)."
[The French operation between the
Msne and the Marne are becoming in
creasingly Important. Capture of the
rtllage and castle of Corey was re
ported only yesterday in this same
neighborhood, while Chavigny farm
has been taken. Longpont is a
rtrategically important village on the
eastern fringe of Villers-Cotterets
Sine Killed in Action, Seven
Dead from Wounds and
Five Missing.
fitted Tress Leased Wire Service.]
WASHINGTON, July 12.—General
tVrnhfrng today reported fifty-two caa
divided as follows:
bounded severely, 15.
Wounded slightly, 1.
Wounded, degree undetermined, 2.
Missing in action. &
The list follows:
Killed in action:
id Not Have Time to Crank Up Aeroplanes and
Escape in Them When
Charge Came.
activity Developing Along Whole Balkan
Front Where Austrians Are
Being Routed.
ilted Press Leased "Wire Service.]
ROME, July 12.—Austria's defeat in
jbania is proportionately as over
a reverse as the Piave rout,
tttle front dispatches received here
day declared.
In a three-day advance of from
enty to twenty-five miles, the Ital
bn* and their allies swept forward ir
lesiatibly, occupying the whole south
ern bank of the Semini, according to
message from Calona.
Italian troops have almost entirely
Enveloped the city of Berat. Its sur
tnder Is expected momentarily.
Fierce fighting took place on the
Auttrian right wing, where strong re
was offered to the incessant
eks of the Italians, dispatohes
lid. After a three-day fight, the
Enemy's stubborn defense was smash
and Italian cavalry pierced the
{right wing, sweeping into Fieri.
forest thirteen miles sooth and west
of Solssons and about the same dis
tance directly north of the American
position at ^Busslares. Corey 1b a
mile directly south of Longpont and
Faverolles is three miles southwest
of Corey. Chavigny farm Is a mile
northwest of Longpont.]
Claims Five Out of Six.
BERLIN (Via London), July 11.—
"Five airplanes of an American
squadron of six, Intending to raid
Cbblenz, were captured and their
crews taken prisoners," the German
war office announced today.
CCoHemx is the capital of the Rhine
province and is situated on the river
of that name, fifty miles southeast of
Cologne. It has a population of about
Air Raid on Constantinople.
LONDON, July 12.—Another Brit
ish raid on Constantinople was an
nounced by the air ministry today.
"An air force on July 7 attacked
Constantinople, dropping a ton ot
bombs," the statement said.
[The Turkish war office recently
reported an allied air raid on Consta*i
tonople as having occurred on June
30, but declared there was "no dam
Constantinople is nearly 300 miles
in an air line from the nearest allied
Hues, on the Salonikl front. It is pos
sible, however, that these raids were
made from a base on some of the
Greek islands in the Aegean sea, or
that the machines were launched from
a British squadron in those waters.]
Italians Cross River.
[By Ed. L. Keen, United Press Staff
LONDON, July 12.—Activity Is deve
loping along the whole Balkan front
and there are increasing indications
that the Albanian fighting may spread
to the entire 300 miles front, from the
Adriatic to the gulf of Rendina.
The Italians have crossed the Sem
eul river at one or more points, ac
cording to the latest reports from the
battle front and are nearing the new
Austrian defense line along the Sk
humoi river. Infantry has progressed
at least twenty-five miles north of the
original line on the \ojutza, while
cavalrv detachments are reported to
have advanced even further. Ttots
would bring the Italians in to the re
gion of Lushne, about midway be
tween the Semeni and the SkhumbL
(Continued on page 2.)
A. M- Trotter, Camden, S. C. Sergeant
P. G. Miller, Lancaster, Pa. Privates
Killed in action, 9.
Wed of woands, 7.
Died of disease, 5.
Died of airplane accident, 2.
Died of accident and other oansee,
Brown, Washington, D.
£. H. M. Coppinger, Oklahoma City,
MO*- J. C. P&isley, GftoasvUle, N. C.
L. Conklin, Newark, N. J. S. Dus-!The
annki, Schenectady, N. Y. H. Jones,
Roanoke. Va. W. Santimaw, Pots
dam, N. T.
Died from wounds:
Capt- «. R. Spandling. Oolnmbus,
Ky. Lieut R. E. Ball, WoUaston,
Mass. Privates J. W. Bresnihan.
R*chester, N. Y.: H. L. Erisman, Ster
ling. 111. J. V. Fenneesey, Rochester,
N. Y. H. Klein, New York W. F.
Ryan, Portage, Wis.
Med from disease:
Lleuts. F. A. Browne, Petersburg,
Va. W. R. Lux. Fort Shaw, Mont.
Fireman C. Hendrlx. Havre. France
Privates J. H. Ensley, Ainsworth.
Neb. R- V. Nicholson, Scotts Mills,
Ore. ..
Died of aeroplane accident:
Lleuts. W. D. Robbins. Ralelrfi, N.
C. J- C. Dilford. AsheviUe, N. C.
Died from accident and other causes
Captain K. H. Dauber, Benicia,
Calif.: Sergeant A. J. Peterson, Be
jlott. Wis.: Corporal G. M._Cox.
!son, Texas Cook H. E- HoWngsworth,
LAHarpe, Kaaa.
German Leaders, Military as
Well as Political, Willing
to Receive Sincere
Peace Offers.
Appointment of New Foreign Secre
tary, Erpected to Bring
About a New
[United Press Leased Wire Service.!
LONDON. July 12.—Germany's
leaders, military as well as political
are ready to consider "sincere peace
proposals" Chancellor Von Hertling
declared in a speech before the main
committee of the reicbstag yesterday,
according to despatches received here
"The recent speeches of President
Wilson and Foreign Secretary Bal
four, plainly indicating our enemiea'
will to destroy her, force Germany to
continue the struggle," Von Hertling
"The closest unity, however, exists
among Germany's political and mili
tary leaders regarding readiness to
receive sincere peace proposals."
To Bring Fresh Crisis.
LONDON, July 12.—Reports from
Germany, including newspaper com
ment. indicate that appointment of
Admiral Von Hintze as foreign sec
retary is likely to precipitate a fresh
There is evidence that Chancellor
Von Hertling and even more parti
cularlv Vice Chancellor Von Payer,
will find Von Hintze's "strong" policy
embarrassing: It is reported that Von
Payer will resign if Von Hintze at
tempts an open pan-German policy.
Loss interest is evidenced here,
however, than regarding any previous
changes in the German government.
attention of the British public, it
is plain, is concentrated in fighting.
Von Hintze is quoted in an inter
view contained in a Berlin despatch
to the Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant
as declaring he is not a pan-German
and that he intends to cooperate fully
^ith Von Hertling.
Needs Freeh Air.
AMSTERDAM, July 12.—Dr. Rich
ard Knehlmann. former German foi^
eign minister will go to Switzerland
goon for along vacation, a Berlin dee
natch stated today.
••X -will be glad to get a "bit of fresh
jjr ij^ was quoted as saying to a
friend. "I am sick of It all."
Bulgaria Displeaeed.
AM9THKDAM. July 12.—The Wles
er declares confirmation ha?
been received that Premier MallnofT
of Bulgaria insisted upon Von Kuehl
manil's resignation as German foreign
minister, because of the latter"s atti-
(Continued on page 2.)
AT I jtAj, !,
onto Constftottcm-JBemotraL
Ex Czar Not Assassinated
But is Living and in Need
Attacked By Bandits but Life Was Saved by Hand of Provi
dence he Writes Old Friend
_____ P* Joseph Shaplen, United Press Staff Correspond/^
STOCKHOLM, July 12.—What is accepted here generally as that Nicholas Rom
anoff and his family were not murdered when they were removed ir*4 Ekaterinburg, is an
alleged letter from the ex-czar to one of his former generals, put«? din the Novoe Vlade
,£• "If
The letter says in part:
"We are living in need. Even books are denied us. We
Russian and which have been subjected to the strictest censorship.^
"When we left Ekaterinburg a group of bandits sought to do us violence. Alex (Grand
Duke Alexis, the former czarevitch) was badly affected. Only the presence of mind of Yak
ovloff and the hand of Providence saved our lives. Alex is seriously ill in bed,"
Alex's illness is confirmed from other sources.
It is reported the former czarina will enter a convent.
United Press
War Summary
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
1,440th day of the war.
Arbanian front—'The Austrian de
feat In Albania is growing, as the
Italians drive forward on the sixty
mile front between the Adriatic and
the Devoli river, in some places the
Italians have advanced more than
twenty-five miles since Sunday, and
are nearlng the new Austrian defense
line on the Skhumbi river. Bulgarian
artiffery Is becoming Increasingly ao
tlve on the Macedonian portion of the
line and it is believed that the fight.
to the Struma river.
Marne front—French struck again
between the Aisne and the Marne, on
a five mile front from Faverolles
northward to Chaviany farm and cap
turing the important village of Long
An attempted German raid on Amer
ican positions in the Chateau-Thierry
region was repulsed yesterday.
Flanders front—British took more
encounters occurred on the other parts
of the front.
Verdun front—German artillery ac
United States—The Sfianisfi aovt
ernment Informed the state depart
ment that Turkish regulars were re
sponsible for the raid on the Ameri
can hospital and consulate at Tabriz,
Russia—A Petrograd wireless
Advance Toward Paris.
[By J. W. T. Mason, United Press
War Expert.]
NEW YORK, July 12.—Persistent
French attacks between the Aisne
and the Marne strongly suggests that
General Foch believes Von
jumping oH place for an advance on
The Villers-Cotlerets forest is the
Foch are adding to the defensive se-.
(Continued on page 2.)
only letters written in
Army was Responsible for
Outrages Against U.
S. Property.
tnaniOT prisoners in a local operation ,nqu|rfw Delayed, But Information essary ?X OOO.WO.OOO will come from
southwest of Merris. Successful patrol
tary leaders are united in their readi- Spanish government. "Which shows," said a committee
ness to receive any "sincere peace This tends to aggravate the situa- member today, that these t-rses
proposals" from the allies. ition between the United States and which may be accepted in Fran: and
Turkey—British airmen dropped a Turkey and if corroborated by the England would be exceedingly unpopu
ton of bombs on Constantinople July response expected from the latter na-iiar here, because they would bo con
7. Ition. it probably will prove a casus si tiered unnecessary."
patch declares the food shortage has Sweden, through whom inquiries bers pointed out. appear to hare beon
resulted in a cholera epidemic In that about Tabriz also are being made, re- lifted bodily from French and English
city. Hundreds of persons are dying ported today her inquiries had been laws.
delayed, out that apparently the Tunc
government was not informed of the
actual situation. I WASHINGTON, July
burg's next offensive ,if it material- innlte ans*" to the American demand, Fear that German money may Htm
izes at all, will be directed against
fo^Lan exp!f°a a-..
The Swedish inquiries according to
'the American minister at Stockholm
The Aisne-Marne front is the best iTTot^chConstantinople
for 80me
Paris. This is especially true of the jn]y though made several weeks
northern sector. It Is here, east of
the Villers-Cotterets forest that Gen-1
eral Foch has lately concentrated his
efforts to improve his local positions.
Today's official French report an-j ST. PAUL, Minn., July 12.—Clashes
nounced still another victory in this l^ver claims of prior Jurisdiction of the
district which may well be regarded Minnesota courts and the state pub
as the outer defenses of Paris. ,lc
uncountable reason until!
... Governor in Cot/rt.
most valuable defensive area in Gen- gnrnquist. who acted to uphold the
eral Foch's possession, between the gafety commission, to appear in
Aisne and the Marne. The Germans!
commission resulted today
citation of Governor J. A. A.
to show why he should not be
have advanced to the eastern fringe adjudged in contempt of court. __ ..
of the forest but are now being shov- Following the closing of saloons at! [By Henry Wood, United Press Stan
ed back at important local Point*- Blooming Prairie, Minn., by order of Correspondent.]
These successful assaults by General
I tatlons were leturnafcle
J, morning.
home upon them that the people would
are growing rich on profits. These
profjteers it was declared must dis
gorge and return to the public some
share of the huge sums they are mak
.. !luxuries. The
from Spain Shows Situation
to be Most
[United Press Leased Wire iervlce.l [escape.
Germany—Chancellor Von Hert- rages against American property at of protests are pouring in. diraotod
ling, addressing the reichstag main Tabriz, according to information fui^ principally against the tax on cloth
committee, said both political and mill-'nished the state department by the ing.
When the war profits tax schedul *s
___ have been drawn, careful estimates
LOOKS T»IKri vAoUS iJciiiiilwill be made by treasury experts work
I ing with the house and senate com
mittees to determine how much they
will yield. The remaindr-r of the nec-
The treasury suggestions, mem-
At the Swedish request, the Turk-! ures showing use of huge
lsh foreign minister had telegraphed German money to influence and con
to Tabriz, ibut had not received a re-: trol the press in the United States
ply. The Swedish mini«-rr expressed have stirred up a demand in congress
the belief, therefore, that Turkey is for thorough investigation of the
now in a Position to give a de- whole foreirn lanenage-P"B£
f-u.i uu".
I be keeping alive many papers printed
Pre?s Leased Wire Service.]
commission, a saloon ownor ap- WITH THE FRENCH ARMIES IN
for a court order restraining thp
curity of the French positions, but Commission's edicts. Judse TXclcson THE FrELD, June 20
JBy Mall)^
they also gravely interfere with such!ordered the safety commissioners in- Letters taken from German prison ra
preparations as Von Hindenburg may to court to show why the order should captured In American^ sectors occupy the sustaining position,
be making for a drive in that area.
The Villers-Cotterets forest splen-
W WUll IU BItt'W WI1J 'ur viui'i
didly protects the principal railway fused to appear on the cround that chine gunners and artillery. This is
running from the Aisne-Marne front I their action was beyond the juri?dic- especially_the case in the sectors near
to Paris. There is an admirable path ition of the court. The ?a'oons were
for a quick dash toward Paris some reopened and Burnqnis* ordered ont
twelve miles wide between this rail- militia to dose them. His citaHon
way and the Ourcq and Marne rivers,1 followed. Secretary H. W. Libby of
which form a continuous stream. If the safety commission and Adjutant
Von Hindenburg could penetrate General Rhinow of the stffte troops
through the forest he would have also were cited to appear. Th
HilVlvIDljILi LUOOLiJ V7 nwiiu
Letters Taken from Captured
Soldiers Tell of Wiping
Out of Troops.
not be issued. Dickson finally Issued no secret of the ternwe losses Deing "Before us now there are Ametv
a is on re in A an in a at 7 a
Partly Cloudy. Somewhat
Warmer. Local temp. 8 p. m-,
79 8 a. m., 64.
Luxuries Secondary Consideration in Drawing
Up New Tax Bill to Collect
Eight Billions.
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
WASHINGTON. Jul/ 12.—War pro
fiteers will bear the heaviest taxeB
under provision of the new war tax
(bill to raiBe $8,000,100,000 taxes on
luxuries used by the people will be
a secondary consideration. Such is the department some time.
int/MiflAti rt# InM li/vllDA mntrs none 1
intention of the house ways and means
committee which is drafting the mea
The schedule for taxes on luxuries,
submitted by the treasury department
is conceded to be an excellent basis
for that kind of levies when they be
come necessary in the opinion of con
gressional leaders who maintain that
time has not arrived.
A majority of the house committee
has thrown the schedule into the dis-
card, mainly because it has been forced
Burden on People Not to Be Placed Until Big .j
Business Has Been Made *„tj
to Disgorge.
in German and Austrian languages to
felt toy members of congress. Several
of them have evidence that German
money did help keep some of these
papers going for a while after Ameri
ca's entrance into the war. This evi
dence has been In the hands of the
Senator King, Utah, who several
months ago introduced a bill for sup
pression of the German-Austrian lan
guage press, today urged Senator
Walsh, chairman of a sub-committee
in charge of the bill, to call a meeting
at once and report tbo measure to the
"In the light of the disclosures, with
respect to the New York Mail," said
Senator King. "I think immediate itt-*
be asked to pay heavy taxes on many g^gg press. it might bQ well to in
artlcles, the manufacturers of which
taxes will be based on
the department's suggestions, greatly
I modified.
For instance, the proposal to tax
gasoline ten cents a gallon, if adopt
ed at all is likely to be modified
to require users of pleasure cars to
pay the tax, while commercial users
WASHINGTON. July 12.— Turkish Congress is hearing from the coun- Rped and Watson announced they
regulars were responsible for the out- fry on the proposed taxes, Humir'-dx .-will press their amendments exempt-,
ing newspaper wires from govern
ment control.
particularly to the foreign lan-
iJr. Rumely's actions at the
same time. I am in favor ot quiok
and drastic action to Btamp out all
agencies of enemy propaganda,"
No Censorship of News.
WASHINGTON, July 12—President
Wilson will forbid censorship of news
dispatches under government control
of wires. He assured congressional
loaders today that Dress associations
and preps bureau business will be
left undisturbed, and asked that the
senate be so informed to quiet ex
pressed fears that Postmaster Gen
eral Burleson would establish a cen
sorship if given control of wires.
The president intends that news
paper wires shall continue to be op
prated with the same freedom aa
now, it was stated.
Despite this, however. Senators
Indications today were
a!arm and were
.a _3_ £t1
ASM* »l'i» la 1C I .,•L
One letter, written June 12, by a
soldier of a German infantry regi
ment, reads as follows:
"My division has been engaged
only since the situation has stabilized
in the region of Bonnes-Chateau
Thierry. My company still numbers
'0- 1
should be made of the
subject. Though my Mil ap-
that the
resolution would pass the senate
without amendment by tomorrow
Meantime, talk of recess went for
ward rapidly.
Negotiations were begun to fix At*
gust 20 as the date for a vote on war
time prohibition.
Drys are willing to postpone action
on the amendment to give congress
I nn opportunity to recess as soon as
Forefcm Languaoe Press. the wire resolution is pa^d jt the
12.—Dismloa- wets will agree to a fixed date tor
sums of a vote. Wets are willing to agre€
that th* prohibition question be made
t.ha order of business immodlattely
after recess, but some are not willing
to concede a definite voting date.
In effort to obtain a recess Sen»
(Continued on page 2.)
forty men. But in three days my
batallion was exhausted and placed
in reserve. However, we are still re
quired to go wherever necessary
across a terrible barrage Are. Nat
urally we got less and less numer-.
oua. Finally, when we were com-:
pletely exhausted, a battalion of the
regiment relieved us.
"Yesterday morning the poor devils
were still asleep, they were so fa
tigued. They were taken prisoners
and the French occupied their first
line. We were accordingly given the
obliged at once to
a 3
re vi us re re E
lish. French and Madagascar negroes.
I am astonished that I am still alive,
for it has cost us masses of men."
Another letter taken from a prls-1
oner of the 461st regiment of Ger-1
man infantry says:
"The enemy's resistance has be-,
come stronger and our losses now aro:i
(Cantisoed on page Z)

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