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Hit H f f H 1 1 I H 1 1 1 IH 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 II 1 1 1 1 1 H 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 AUSTRIANS LOST 270,000 MEN IN BATTLE ON THE PIAVE RIVER m , i WASHINGTON, June 29.-(By United Press.) The Aus trian losses in the battle on the Piave river is estimated at 270, 000 byithe Italian supreme command, Rome cables today stated. Killed Instantly In Auto Accident Three Die As .Result of Colli sion With Train Today Near -Reidsville, N. C. Danville, Va., June 29 (By the 'United Press.) Miss Mary "Windsor and Raymond Barbour were killed instanly, and Miss Nellie Bolen died today in a Greensboro hospital, as a Tesult of an automobile accident be tween Keidsville and Greensboro, N C, when a seven-passenger car un which they were riding collided with a train. Jeff Burton, another member of the party, is dying. FiftcenlVKllion Gallons Molasses In Warehouses Washiigton, June 29. (By Unifced 'Press.) Over fifteen million gallon "of molasses,' high in sugar contents re piled high in southern warehouses available for relieving the sugar short age. Judge Robert Milling, of New- Orleans, 'appealed to Food Adminis trator: Hoover; today to throw this surplus on the market to relieve the sugar scarcity., Nashville Boy Among Killed . Washington, June 29. (By United Tress; ) Thirty-nine Marine corps 'casualties were repotted, including 5 "killed in action. Sergt W.'J. Spire, of Nashville.'Tenn., is among the kill ed in action. ' Reports Casualties Washington, June 29. (By United Dmo yiTHjrol Prhino retiortcd 1 X ..! I u m ' 1 - I forty-two casualties, including five killed in action. Jim Harrison, i of Whigham, Ga., is among the severely wounded. British Attack Is Complete Surprise To Hindenburg Successful Operation in Sector North of Merville Greatly Improves Allied Positions. Germany About to Strike Another Sur prise Blow at Allies, Acconling to Lieberi AMSTERDAM, Jne 2D. (By United Press.) Germany is about to strike another surprise blow rat the allies,, according to General von Liebert, who commanded the Gernams .at JLodz in the Austrian campaign. In the same interview referred to. nub- lished in the Tagleische Hundschaw, the Russian offensive avas referred to as a painful failure. ; It Has Required Four Years to Extort a Confession From Germany LARGE NUMBERS OF ENEMY ARE KILLED 250 Germans Also Taken Pris oners, While Losses of Eng lish Are Extremely Light. German Attempts to' Recapture Positions South of Aisne Are Stubbornly Repulsed PARIS, June 29. (By United Press.) German attempts to recapture the positions taken by the French south of Aisne were repulsed alter a stubborn battle, the war office announced to day. bouthwest of Kheims there was also sharp tfhrhtinir. The Italians hurled the Germans from the advanced positions they temporarily occupied, it is reported. Northwest of Montdidier an American -raid in which forty eight prisoners, including one officer, were taken, was;announc ed. . ,. 'American Business Is Gorging on Big War Profits Washington, June 29.-(By United Tress.) -Some 'American business! is : gorging on-war, profits. Profiteering '.exists. ' ' Some is 'due ! to inordinate . greed. Others to barefaced fraund, ur.d ytfc others to advantages taken of 'war time 'neds or protection; the 'Federal Trade "Commission so report ed to the Senate today, showing among other astounding figures that four or five packers reaped one hun i t ni n.i. urea ana juny iuhuuu, piunv ju uic war years of 1916-1917, of which ($121,000,000 represented an excess ever pre-war proaa. With the British Army in France, June 28.- Field Marshal von Hinden- burg's troops east of the forest of Nieppe got a nasty and unexpected knock today when the British sudden ly drove forward in a surprise attack along a front of more than three miles and hurled the startled grey- coated soldiers back to an average depth of 1,500 yards. The operation was an unqualified feu ess from its inception, and the attacking infantry reached all their objectives in a remarkably short time. By this thrust the British not only have greatly improved their positions in this important and muchlv con tested sector, which lies just north of Merville, but they inflicted heavy pun ishment on two hostile divisions that were holding the line here-the Thirty-second division of Saxons and the Forty-fourth reserve division of. Prus sians. Many of Enemy Killed. Lajge numbers of the enemy were killed in the hurricane onslaught, and some 250 of the more fortunate had been collected in the prisoner cages before noon. The front of the attack was 6,000 yards in length and lay approximately between Vieux Berquin on the north and pont Tournai; which is 2,000 yards northwest of Merville, on the south. Attacked for "Elbow Room" West of Merville the British and German lines here had been jammed up almost against the edge of the Nieppe forest in places, with the re sult that the British felt a lack of el bow room for operations. It was in order to acquire more leeway that today's assault was, projected. Germany Is Preparing For Military Intervention in Russian to Restore Order . , uwon, june zy. i&y united rress.) German news papers declare that the .government is DreDarincr for military . - V intervention in Russia to restore order. Russian Maximalist will assist, they claim. British Take Over 400 Prisoners East -Of Nieppe Forest Yerferd LONDON, June 29. (By United Press.) He prisoners taken m the British advance yesterday afternoon totaled more than four hundred, Haig announced 'today. Two German field guns and. a number of machine guns-and trench mortarst were also taken. By J. W, T. MASON, United PreM War Expert. NEW YORK, June 28.Four years ago today the Archduke Franz Ferdi-j ,naud, .heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, was assassinated by Serbian fanatics. Jn revenge for this crime, Austria-Hungary tried to make a vas sal state of Serbia, and thus gave to German miltarists an opportunity to bring about the tworld conflict which hey had iong been planning for the ime when they could be 'sure the f the dual monarchy's support as an .ictive and willing ally. This was the cause of the war. On ( Vl Ct fmiTfh fanni'AvanM a 1 1- ' iv.i uiiiui emm jr Ul UIC arcn- luke Ferdinand's murder the Ger man (militarists are gathering togeth er m anxious conclave because the German .government has been com pelled to declare to the reichstag that oeace cannot be won on the battle- leld. It has required three years and elevn months of fighting to extort this confession from jGermany. The vast dreams of pan-German ambitions that made international outlaws of the HohenBollern warriors cannot be re- alizediby force of arms. The .German military machine which was ready for instant brigand age on the assassination of Frans Fer dinand is no longer able to keep up its bold front of assured victory. ' machine has failed. Von Kuehlmann, the third foreign minister whom Ger many has called .to subservient office to the militarists. during the pagt four years has declined to conceal any long er from the German people the fatal defect of the machine which is so re lentless in its futile aaerifiee of Ger man man power. The four years from Franz Ferdi nand to von Kuehlmann mark the shattering of the Hohenzollern am bition to rulethe world by force of arms. " There probabl will be -further painful efforts by von iHindenburg to rehabilitate the reputation tot , 'the German army. .They will be in vain. Won Kuehlmann's words are .ringing throughout Germany not to b for gotten. They soon will be riaging.in the ears of the soldiers, who will then know that tin .every (future .German offensive 4hey f are dying in ,vain for victory. Four years after Franz Ferdinand's death disquietude has gripped .Ger many. Demoralization, is the net con dition the kaiser must face unless he publicly abandons the worship of miltarism. Bank President Kills Employe In Georgia Brainbridge, Ga., June 29. (By United Press.) R. H. May, president of the Citizens Mank of Brainbridge, i sunder arrest today, charged with the murder of H. S. Richardson, a bank employe. Richardson was shot and instantly killed last night about 7 o'clock. The cause of the shooting is unknown, and there are no wit nesses. : German Airmen In Third Air Raid Paris, June 29 (By the United Press.) German, airmen made their third raid on' Paris in as many days when they bombarded the city last night for two hours. There were no casualties. First American Troops Landed In ltaly- Mainly Composed of Sanitary Forces WAam-NCiTON, June 20 (By United Press; tThe first American' troops landed in Italy yesterday, Chief of Staff March announced today. They were composed mainly of sanitary for ces and have been on,the high seas for some time. ' This outfit is distinct from the one Pershing will send. Five American Hi. visions, which have been brigaded-with the British," have been turned back: to Pershing, the Chief tjfStaq announced. March's report showed that the Italians had aDtured' 18.000 Ansfriflns , . . . . - . ' in tne nave river battle, and thm-eportis correct. " British Destroyers , Engage Eleven Hun Destroyers Lonodn, July 29. (By the United Press.) Foir British destroyers en gaged eleven German destroyers off the. Belgian coast in a long range bat tle,Thursday, the Admiralty announc ed today. No material damage result ed to either force. FrencKTalcel(liO German Prisoner Provost Marshal General Crowder IsPromcited Paris June 28.-Southwest of Sois- sons the French troops in an attack over a front of four and a half miles, from the south of Amblemy to the east of Mcntgober, today captnicd German positions and at some.points advance dtheir line to a depth of a mile and aquarterlr,say8 rthe Frtnch official -oomnjunicatioft this evening. Prisoners to the number of ; l fi$0 thus far have been teunted. . English Wing 20 Hun Aeros LONDON, 'June 28.Twenty Ger man airplanes wer destroyed by Brit ish aviators in air fighting over' the western front,Thursday, according to the British official communicatinn dealing with. aviation issued tonight In addition nine enemy aircraft were forced to earth out of control. ,The British themselves lost' fourteen mat chines. The text of the communica tion follows: "A full day's work wasdone Thurs day by our reconnaissance, photo graphic and artillery machines.!There was some increase in hostile activity in the air and more fighting occurred! "Twenty German airplanes were destroyed and nine driven down out of control. Fourteen of ours are missing. "Bombing was tarried out vigor ously behind the German lines. Twen ty-one tons of ' bombs were droied during the 24 hours on railway func tions and otherntargets." Our price for sugar blanks, ' egg blanks or flour blanks is only 25c per hundred. Where they have to te mail ed, we do not pay postage. British Steamer Sunk By U-boat A Gulf Port, JuBe 28. Private d vices here to the effect that the Brit ish steamship Atlantian has been tor pedoed and sunk. There were no cas ualties, the report says, but no date or place of the disaster are given. The ship was laden with munitions. The Atlantian carried a crew of sixty-five officers and men and sailed for 'Europe on May 28 on their last trip from this port Whether it was on this voyage that the ship was sunk is not known, but this is presumed to be the case. .The Atlantian belonged to the Leyland line, , and was a ship of 9,399 tons, gross register and wag built in 1899. . Cablegrams received here announcing the sking.gave no detail! Washington June 29. (By United Press. ) The Senate today voted to' conger the title it Lieutenant Gener-1 al on Provost Mashal General Crow der in recognition of his distinguished service in connection with the draft act Millions Pledged GnThriftDay GermanlEmbassy Confirms Murder Stockholm, June 29. (By United Press.) The German embassy at Moscow confirms the murder of Nich olas Romanoff, former Czar of Rus sia, according to dispatches received here today. Washington, June 28. National Thrift day was observed throughout the country today by the gathering of millions of pledges for systematic pur chase during the remainder 6f the year of war savings and thrift stamps, aided in many localities by suspension of business and public demonstra tions. Definite reports of the success" of the war saving campaign of several weeks ending tonight were not avail able at headquarters tonight but in. dications were that hundreds of mil lions Of dollars had been, pledged , the government in exchange for savings stamps. V. An army of war savings workers conducted house to house- canvasses odny or solicited on street corners. Tn '""eral cities, telephones were used intensively to solicit pledges. tNtional headquarters- expects to have fuller reports en pledges ob Uintd today within B week. Huns Admit Heavy Blows Berlin, June 28. .Tie Germans an busily engaged, in attemptsto repulse rigorous attacks by the allied arm ieg north of the Lys and south of the Aisne rivers, yas the German official communication issued this evening. The communication follows: "North of the Lys .and south of the Aisne we are fighting to repulse vigorous enemy, patrol attacks." , , Flour Prices JFked iFor EntireCountry 'New York, 'June 28The milling division of the United States 'Fodd Administration announced here to night a schedule of "fair" flour and mixed feed prices which will go into effect immediately c the mills throughout the country. These rates, it was stated, will be effective until a permanent plan is formulated for reg- ulation of the wheat milling industry m handling the 1918 crop. Announcement was also made that after June 30, millers may obtain wheat applies "from any avilable source. ! The scheduled price, which the milling division sadi would allow rea dable profits, are based oa mhs for mh or on.drMt, la carload lota.