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OF FRESH NEWS THE LATEST IMPORTANT DIE PATCHES PUT INTO SHORT, CRISP PARAGRAPH*. STORY OF THE WEEK SHOWING THE PROGRESS OP EVENTS IN OUR OWN AND FOREIGN LANDS. Waatern Newspaper Union News Servlea. ABOUT THE WAR. Hess than three days was required by the allies to bring the enemy to a virtual halt south of the Aisne. British casualties reported in the week ending June 14 totaled 31,171 of ficers and men, of this number 4,447 being killed. German troops attempted to cross the Matz river near the Oise, but were halted by the fire of the French, says the Paris war office statement. It now is permissible to announce that American soldiers are occupying sectors on the battle front in Alsace. They first entered these positions May 21. British troops in a local operation have captured the German forward positions on a front of two miles north of Bethune, according to Field Marshal Haig’s report. The attempted surprise attack by the Austrians in the Tonela region Saturday was decisively repulsed by the Italians with artillery and ma chine gunfire and bayonet charges. French troops have reoccupied Coeuvres et Valsery (southwest of Soissons, an important strategic point from which the Germans have been endeavoring to debouch their troops. About 600 German shock troops raided the American first-line posi tions at the village of Xlvray, In the Toul sector, early Sunday morning. Some of the enemy got into Xivray, but were soon driven out. The long-awaited Austrian offensive against the ILulians lias begun. On the Italian front, for a distance of from seventy-five to 100 miles, Austrian troops and heavy artillery are endeav oring to break down the resistance of Italians, who are aided by French and British forces. Between the southern edge of the VUlers-Cotterets forest and Chateau- Thierry American troops celebrated the anniversary of the arrival of American troops in France by repuls ing violent enemy attempts to drive them from their recently won positions at Bclleu wood and Bouresches. The enemy attacked after a heavy bom bardment, but was driven back with severe losses by the defensive fire of the Americans, whp took prisoners and machine gnus. With the commencement of the long expected Austrian offensive, the fight ing in France has simmered down al most to subnormal, except southwest of Soissons, where the French have delivered several violent attacks against the Germans holding territory enptured last week. Where the enemy a week ago wao throwing thousands upon thousands of men against the al lied lines between Montdidier and Nbyon, Bunday saw him worn out with his useless efforts and his forces sadly depleted through men killed and wounded, unwilling or unable further to give battle. WESTERN. The American steamer F. A. Kil burn was destroyed by fire off the Key West, Fla., port. Captain Mall ard of San Francisco and all the crew’ numbering thirty-one, were saved. Necessity for war time conservation of wool and leather will be further re flected in civilian footwear and men’s clothing for next spring trade. High winds have driven the fires in the Helena and Kaniksu forests out of control, but rain in other sections has Improved the forest fire situation, according to reports received at Mis soula, Mont. United States Marshal Woods of To peka, Kan., passed thru Denver with Dan Muckentosh, ail old plainsman and cowboy, on the way to Salt Hake City. Mackentosh is wanted in that city on a charge of using the mails to defraud on a land scheme in New Mexico. This is the third time ne has been caught on the same charge. WASHINGTON. “Since Jan. 1 our navy has sunk twenty-eight German submarines and our sailors should have the credit for it,” declared United States Senator John W\ Weeks, member of the Sen ate military affairs committee, in an address at Pemberton, Mass. Irish aliens in the United States art not to be subject to draft by this government under the terms of the pending British-American draft con vention which had been months in process of negotiation. More than 40,000 men will be need ad to man the great fleet of warships which the United States will turn out during the next fiscal year, the House naval committee was advised by Sec retary Daniels. Two Norwegian sailing ships were sunk off the Virginia coast, bringing the total number up to nineteen. FOREIGN. Reports of a serious crisis in An»- tria are current In London. An aerial postal service between London and Paris has been inaugu rated. The Berlin Vossische Zeitung says Nikolai Lenine, premier of the Bolshe vist government in Russia, is plan ning to visit Berlin and Vienna. Japanese marines were landed on Sunday at Swatow, a treaty port of China and a center of the sugar in dustry, 225 miles northeast of Canton. The loss of the Austrian battle.- hip Szent Istvan—torpedoed in the Adri atic —is officially announced in Vien na, according to a Havas dispatch from Basel, Switzerland. Freight congestion at Oriental ports is acute, according to passengers on liners arriving from overseas. It was estimated 4CU.000 tons of freight are piled up on Japanese docks It will be necessary to introduce mealless weeks in Bavaria, owing to a serious shortage of food, the home secretary has announced, according to a Copenhagen dispatch. President Wilson, former Premier Salandra of \taly and Cardinal Mer cier, primate of Belgium, were unani mously elected to the French Acad emy of Moral and Political Sciences. Paris has never been so enthusias tic about American soldiers as it showed itself to be when huge lorries filled with the soldiers from overseas crossed the city on their way to the front. The Americans were pelted with flowers and cheered as the auto mobiles passed down the main boule vards. German submarine activity off the Atlantic coast of the United States should not be taken seriously, as the Germans probably will not attempt to blockade the American shores. This is the opinion of Vice Admiral Sir Rosslyn Wemyss, first sea lord of the British admiralty. The admiral be lieves that there is only one subma rine operating off the American coast and the purpose of its trip across the Atlantic was to frighten the Ameri cans. SPORT. Harold Krueger of Honolulu broke two world’s swimming records in one race at Alameda, Cal., when, using the back stroke, he swam 400 meters In 6:27 2-5, and 410 yards in G: 20 flat.. The 400 meters mark previously was held by Otto Kuellmer of Germany, who made the distance in 1912 Jn 6:50 1-5. And still the boys of Colorado who have emblazoned their names through out the sport loving world continue to desert the field of honor for the. field of glory, that stadium wherein heroes are made every day. Harley Wood, better known in the sporting world as “Pete” Wood, a brother of the famous “Smoky Joe” Wood, is the latest of the Colorado boys to receive a com mission in Uncle Sam’s army. GENERAL. Secretary f of War Newton D. Baker will go to Chicago to deliver an ad dress on July 4, It was announced. The wholesale massacre by the Bul gars of all but 140 of 20,000 Greeks deported from eastern Macedonia was reported to the Greek legation by the Bureau of Prisoners at Geneva, Switz erland. In recognition for its services to al lied troops interned in Switzerland and held prisoner In Germany, the Swiss Red Cross has been given an appropriation of $125,000 by tne Amer ican Red Cross. Dr. Francis S. Nash, a medical di rector in the navy, was fined SI,OOO in the District of Columbia Supreme Court, after entering a plea of nolo contendere to a charge of unlawfully hoarding foods* uffs. An identical charge against his wife, Caroline S. Nash, was dismissed. Seven hundred and seventy casual ties reported among the American ex peditionary forces during the week ending June 16 brought the total since American troops first landed In France to 8,085. The magnetic observation yacht Carnegie arrived at Washington after a three years' cruise, closing her voy age with a run up the coast as near in shore as possible to keep o-’t of the way of German submarines. A compromise between leaders of the prohibition and anti-prohibition forces in Nevada has been reached whereby the Nevada Legislature at a special session proposed to open June 24 will be asked to ratify the national prohibition amendment and to pass an additional prohibition bill, to become effective in Nevada Jan. 1, 1920. Residence property at Oakland. Cal., owned by Franz Bopp, former German consul at San Francisco and now serv ing a term in the federal penitentiary at McNeil Island, Wash., for violation of American neutrality, waß attached by the federal government in a move ment to collect the fine of SIO,OOO im posed on Bopp in addition to his penal term of two years. The National Automobile Dealers* Association, at a meeting in Chicago, laid plans to co-operate in the estab lishment of rural express routes and return load bureaus and to carry the work into every county of every state. Americans captured off this coast by submarine pirates were forced to polish torpedoes intended for use against United States transports This came to light in New York with the arrival of mere seamen who had been taken off their sinking ships by the Germans and held prisoner aboard the U-boat No. ISI. TH» CHKY«NNK MOOBD. COLORADO STATE NEWS Western Newspaper Union News Service. COMING EVENTS. July 21 —Democratic State Aaaembljr In Denver. Auk. 22-24—Colorado State Firemen’s Convention at Georgetown. Sept. 23-28—Colorado State Fair at Pueblo. Sept. 26-28—Lincoln County Fair at Hugo. Banker John B. Cosgriff of Denver died from a stroke of_ paralysis. Ouray Boosters’ Club is arranging for a Fourth of July celebration. Andrew Collings of Salida was killed in a railroad wreck near Salt Lake City, Utah. The Grand and Gunnison rivers are at flood stage and threaten the rail way tracks in many places. With admissions placed at 1,3 and 5 cents, the Fort Collins Juvenile Circus Company raised $59.40 for the Red Cross. Queen and Jake, the two largest East Indian Rhesus monkeys, in the Denver City Park zoo, are celebrating the advent of a boy. Julius A. Meyers, pioneer Denver busines man and thirty-third degree Mason, died at his home following an attack of pneumonia. Orders to consolidate the American, Adams and Wells-Fargo Express com panies in Denver was received, to be completed by July 1. Helen Snyder, 12, suffered a frac tured skull and other when she was struck by an automobile driven by S. B. Buckley of Denver. Nearly fifty representatives from eastern Colorado towns met at Fort Morgan and laid plans for starting a big War Savings Stamp campaign. A wage scale adopted by the newly formed Vulcantzers' union asking in creases ranging from $3 to $5 per week have been handed the employ ers in Denver. Boiled beef on Tuesdays and Thurs days, roast beef on Wednesdays and beefsteak on Saturdays at one meal on days named is the new beef con servation plan. Twenty-five hundred Is the estimate of Mark A. Skinner, collector of in ternal revenue, of those who have failed to respond on the last cfcy un der which income tax could be paid without penalty. Swollen streams caused by melting snow in the higher altitudes under the hot spell, has filled irrigation ditches, and for the present, at least, dis pelled any fear of the loss of 20,000 acres of wheat, valued at $1,250,000. Thomas J. Tynan, warden of the state penitentiary at Cafion City, will speak at a mass meeting to be held June 22 at Englewood. The mass meeting will be to aid the Red Cross and an auction of livestock is to be held. Twelve thin-vein coal mines in the Walsenburg bituminous field were granted increases over the fixed gov ernment prices through an order is sued by J. S. Murphy, manager of the Colorado division of the Fuel Admin istration. A day of devotion to the American flag was brought to a fitting close at a large public meeting hold at the Au ditorium in Denver when a floral altar of red, white and blue was erected on the stage in the presence of the audience. Those living in lower Georgetown have been in danger of being carried away by the flood caused by the ex ceptionally high and rapid rise of the water in the Silver Plume branch of 'lear creek. The lower rooms of homes have been flooded and war gar dens have been washed away. Wilson L. Burns of Cripple Creek was arrested In Trinidad on a charge of bringing liquor into the state. The State Board of Nurse Examin ers has modified the regulations gov erning the training and examination of nurses In away which will shorten the course of training and makes avail able for home service many women who can replace those registered or professional nurses called into active service. In all probability, within the next few days there will be a plan evolved for taking over the Denver Union Wa ter Company by the city, according to James A. Marsh, city attorney, who has returned from Washington, where the bond issue w’as approved by the capital issues committee of the United States treasury. A Mexican who refused to give his name, but who answers the descrip tion of Isadore Saltillo, was arrested at Grand Junction in the railroad yards lying flat on a pile of cinders. Saltillo Is wanted at Montrose for the murder of Manuel Rojas, shot through the liver. It is said an old grudge ex isted between the men. George M. Randall, major general in the United States army and vete ran of three wars, died at his home in Denver following an illness of two weeks from grip and heart complica tions. He was 77 years of age, and had been a resident of Denver for the past eight years. After a three weeks’ investigation in the fruit and potato districts of Colo rado F. W. Allen of the bureau of mar kets returned to Denver with the in formation that storage facilities were Inadequate in meet districts If a nor mal crop should be produced COLORADO NEWS NOTES. In bis Fourth of July proclamation Governor Qunter saya: “The celebra tion of this Fourth of July should be the most sacred and impressive of our history. We should greet its coming with the deepest sense of grave re sponsibility to our own citizenship, the alien within our Jmrders, our al lies and to all the nations of earth. ▲ holy day, one to be given to grave contemplation, to patriotic. Inspiring I memories and purposes. Let it be known as ‘Loyalty Day” for the for i eign-born citizens to demonstrate their love and devotion to the country of their adoption. America is giving of her life-blood in most loyal alleg iance to our allies that liberty, justice and peace may abide on earth. No is sue so momentous to humanity was ever' tendered in battle. A unity of purpose must weld together these na tive and foreign-born struggling in this righteous cause.” All the county councils of defense In the state have received bulletins from the national council outlining a patriotic program for observance of the Fourth of July. The state coun cil has urged the county councils to follow the program in order that all ceremonies throughout the country may be as similar as possible. It is intended that the foreign-born citi zens shall have a worthy part in the programs as a means of enabling them to show their loyalty. On this phase of the celebrations Governor Gunter has placed emphasis in his Fourth of July proclamation. A special committee of the State Council of Defense to see if anything can possibly be done to help the milk condenseries and dairymen has been appointed by Governor Gunter. J. M. Collins, who reported that a condens ery at Loveland has Its warehouses filled and has no market for its pro duct, is chairman of the committee. Dr. Charles A. Lory and H. W. Moore are the other members. Food admin istration officials, both in Washing ton and in Colorado, are also working on the problem, which exists through out the -country. Rates for local telephone service in one-half of the number of exchanges of the Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Company in Colorado are left undisturbed by the order of the State Public Utilities Commission es tablishing rates, rules and regulations of that company, effective June 14, 1918. There are decreases in local rates in a fraction more than 35 per cent of the exchanges, both slight de creases and increases m 9 per cent, and readjustments of schedules in 5 per cent. Although many other appropriations have been cut by Congress as a war measure, the national parks have come in for their usual appropriation. In the sundry civil bill reported to the House in Washington the Rocky Mountain National Park was named for its usual SIO,OOO. The Mesa Verde National Park will receive an appro priation of SIB,OOO in this bill. The same bill carries an appropriation of $20,500 to complete the federal build ing at Glenwood Springs. There has been a marked Increase in the acreage of spring wheat in Colorado as compared with last year, being 312,000 acres as compared with 264,000 in 1917 as compared with 237,- 000 acres 1912 to 1916. The condition indicated is 90 compared with 91 for 1917 and 92 for the five-year period. These condition figures forecast a pro duction of 6,740,000 bushels for 1918 compared with 5.808,000 for 1917 and 5,131,000 for the last five-year period. The condition of winter wheat on June 1 was estimated at 84 per cent of normal for this season of the year as compared with 92 per cent on May 1 and 75 per cent for 1917 and 88 per cent for the nine-year average. This indicates a production of 9,670,000 bushels as compared with 7,728,000 bushels in 1917, and 6,392,000 for tha nine-year average. Assessments against the railroads and local public utilities for 1918 tax purposes were announced by the Colo rado Tax Commission. The assess ments aggregate $247,826,750, showing an increase of $259,100 over the fig ures accepted by the State Board of Equalization for the 1917 tax revenues. The 1917 figures were $247,567,650. There are no marked changes in the assessment lists over last year. Sandy Ward, negro, 27 years old, who enlisted in the 166th depot bat talion in California and afterward de serted, only to be captured and re turned to his company, committed sui cide as he boarded a troop ship for France at an Atlantic port June 10. information regarding Ward's death was received at Pueblo by his aunt And father. Modification of freight rates con tained in Director General McAdoo's order, which is effective June 25, was made known to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission by Charles B. Hlmquist, solicitor for the National As sociation of Railway and Utilities Commissioners at Washington. Frank P. Spratlen died at hi/ home in Denver from pernicious anemia. Farmers of Moffat county have been Asked to experiment with sugar beets this year to test the possibilities of that section for profitable beet produc tion. Four persons have been arrested in Weld county and one in Denver on charges of bootlegging, preferred by members of the Colorado constabu lary. Flag day marked the advent of an sight-pound girl into the home of Cap tain and lire. Goddard Shackelford, Camp Joseph B. Johnston, Jackson vile, Fla. ALLIES REGAIN GROUND IN ITALY COUNTER BLOWS OUST AUS TRIANS FROM POSITIONS WON IN OFFENSIVE. YANKEES STAND GAS GERMANS INCREASE ATTACK, BUT AMERICAN LINE HELD AT ALL POINTS. Western Newspaper Union News Service. With the Italian Army, June 18.—Aus trian troops which forced the Piave river have been driven back. The ! fighting along the river is most in tense. Nowhere else along the front of attack has the struggle been so se vere as on the Piave river. One of the most brilliant of the Ital ian actions was the defense of the Monte Moschin salient protecting the important Brenta position. Here th® Austrians suffered heavy losses, many of their machine guns being captured. The prisoners are ragged and ill-fed. Many of tnem are undersized youths. One of tnem remarked to the corre spondent that he had not interest in the war. Not alone are the Italians and their British and French comrades in arms holding in check the Austrian offen sive along the greater part of the 100- mile battle front from the region of Trent to the Adriatic sea, but they have turned aggressors on some of the more Important sectors, especially to the mountain regions. Thus far the Italians, Britich and French troops have made prisoner of more than 4,500 Austrians, while the Austrian war office asserts that 12,- 000 prisoners have been taken by the Austrians. London, June 18. —On the front in i France the fighting activity has been | limited to local German attacks at iso lated points. Against the French along the Matz river the enemy failed. The same result attended a strong effort to penetrate the American lines at Xivray, east of St. Mihiel. The Amer ican artillery fire broke up the enemy attack with heavy losses and only a small force reached Xivray, where it was wiped out by the Americans. An attempt to raid the new American seo tor in Alsace Sunday was broken up by machine gun and rifle fire. The Lys salient in Flanders is being subjected to a heavy German artillery fire. The enemy is paying special at tention to the front southwest of Ypres east of Dickebusch lake and to the western part of the southern leg of the salient, where the British re cently carried out a considerable local advance. With the American Army in Franc®, June 18.—A German raiding party took a few American prisoners on the Luneville front Monday morning. The enemy raid followed a patrol fight, in which the Americans penetrated the enemy trenches, killing one Ger man and wounding another. The Germans Monday began using gas to a greater extent along this front than they have done heretofore. Troop Arrivals Break Record. London. "Arrivals of American troops in the last few days have eclipsed all records,” the Post de clared. "Considered purely as a ship ping feat, it is something hitherto never accomplished in''mercantile an nals. Week-end scenes at one army post were amazing.” VILLA BAND CAPTURES TOWN. Five Followers of Outlaw Leader Seized at Zaragoea Will Be Tried as Traitors. Juarez, June 18. —Rumors that Villa followers captured Parral, in circular tlon here the past few days were par* tially confirmed by a report from Chi huahua City saying Villa and his men entered parral Friday, looted the town and were driven out by federal troops. Train service south of Chihuahua City was suspended over Sunday and a number of troops from that garrison were sent south. A woman arrived here from Mai Pa so, west of Chihuahua City, with the first news of the looting of that town by Villa followers. Her husband was among the residents who were shot down in the streets, she sstd. She es caped with her email baby. The loot ing occurred June 9. Five of Bplfanlo Holguin's band of Villa followers were captured at Zar agosa, twenty-five miles east of hare, and were brought here for trial as traitors. If convicted they will be ax acuted. Would Draft Man 18 to 46. Washington.—Support for Provost Marshal General-Crowdsr’s proposal to extend the army draft to men between 18 and 45 years was given my Senator Chamberlain of Oregon, chairman of the Senate military committee, at hearings on the $12,000,000,000 army appropriation bill. 'T have always ad vocated having It apply to men of those ages,” said Senator Chamberlain, -and think wo shall yet eome to It There are many men more than 20 years old who really are doing nothing and ought to bo reached.- GAINED 55 POUNDS Dou’* Kidaey Pill* Effected Woi- Mai Eecerery After Oder Medicines Had Failed. **l don't believe I would be alive to rive this testimony if it weren't for, Doan’i Kidney Pills," says Mrs. JuliA A. Thomas, 1125-A Missouri Ave., East St. Louis, XiL "I was in a serious condition with kidney trouble; my feet and ankles were terribly ■T W swollen and the kidney secretions caused agony in passage. I had ter / rible rheumatic pains and often got so dizzy I dared not walk for fear of felling. I felt as if 1 lira TV... I ■ woul< * *® frantic. I * ■ grew weak as a baby and often had to grasp something to keep from felling. My nerves were all unstrung and the least noise startled me. Nothing benefited me and I was discouraged. A neighbor happened to recommend Doan's Kidney nils and I began using them. The swellings and pains were soon eased up and it was but a short time before my kidneys were in good shape again. They have never bothered me since nor nave I had any backache or other kidney trou ble. I have gained 55 pounds sines 1 was cured and can do all my own work Without suffering." “Sworn to before me." FRANK W. CLOVER, Notary Public. (UklWaitAarSlsN.lOtafes DOAN'S VXiV FOSTER-MILS URN CO. BUFFALO, N. T. MANY INDIAN PEACE EMBLEMS Wisconsin Braves Still Retain Numerw oue Medals Given to Them by Various Governments. Wisconsin Indians still retain maajr peace medals that were given to thou or tlieir ancestors by various govern ments, and some of the medals data back in 1720, according to an article on Wisconsin Indian medals in ftie Wisconsin Archeologist. The earliest medals owned by Indian families today include one of brass is sued at the time of Georgs I, four of silver bearing the bust of George UK, an old Spnnish medal and four Ameri can medals. A Washington medal is In the posses sion of an aged Ottawa Indian on the Menomonle reservation near ShawaiMV Philip N&cootee, a Menomonle Indian of the South Branch settlement, has a Lincoln medal. A silver medal with the bust of President Polk, dated was owned by the Menomonle chief, Shunlen. Arthur Gerth, Milwaukee cotleeter, once owned a silver medal Issued by President Jefferson. An Andrew John son medal Is In the collection of A. T. Newman of Bloomer. Dr. Alphonse Gerend Is the owner of a silver George 111 medal, formerly the property of rim Wisconsin chief, Waumegesako. Don’t be misled. Ask for Red Oram Bag Blue. Makes beautiful white status. At ell good grocers. Adv. Knew the Answer. “Say, pa 1” “Yes, my son?" “Are you too busy readin’ to srpisin somethin’ to me?” “No, my son. 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