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TOX10IIT AXII TL'USIIAV
KAMI AM) WAIt.MKIt
nnllv )':i'VTili Year.
IN 616 DRIVE
Heavily Poumllnfj German Sccoml
Line South of the Sommc French
Capture Two Lines of Trenches
Aloiifl Three Mile Front and Take
Village of Herhccourt German
Garrison at La Bolscllc Surrenders
Town of Fricourt Captured.
Tlii mnrkod Miocene won by the
llrllialt mid Fiuiieh in initialing their
grwil offensive nlnns; the vrwti'j'ii
fronl nre being -neccssfully followed
tip. lleuvHy pounding the (Icimnn
M'coiiir lint' south of the Smniiio. the
French have cnptii;ed two linen of
IrciiehcK nloinx three mile ft nut
mid taken the village of lluilieenint,
two utile northeast of Dompierro.
North the llrilislt have tit ben 1-Vi-oour.
nr invising tor Uitimaiuc.
North of the Ancre the British Imvo
met most determined flermiin rcai!
mice, hut they Hie declared to, luive
maintained, in conjunction with the
French, the initintlvo nil nlnng the
line of the grond nffoive.
Ii llolcllc Sitricmlers
LONDON. July It. Tlie surrender
of the reiiiuntil of the Oeintnu irtir
rison in Iji Boisdlo wits officially
nnnottneed 1 lit ntteinooii.
Pi-ogress on the other part or the
Imftlefiehl tiUo i loeonled in the
atnlctnent which follew:
"Heavy fighting continues, hut is
proceeding sntisfnci-irilv for iu, e
pecUilly in the vieiuty of m Buissolle
where the remounts of the garrison
hnvp now situ endured.
"On other parts of the hitllefiiihl
some further progress hus been nimle
ami Home nIilit Umm I hotile defense
be lieeji enplured.''
lit Ill-It Still Advance
URITIHII HKADQlltTKItS IN
TUANfK, Julv 3. i Uwloii. A fur
' ther advance bin heeii untile hy the
British force to the etist of the An
civ river. To llie noitb of the town
of Fricourt the British bnve push
dl forward and bnve gained ground
lit it higher elevation.
Fighting continues intense on vir
tually the whole British front. Above
fJbe Anere there bus been ho iuiort
The British Imvo heavily hninhanl
At m Bninselle severe fighting is
North of Fricourt the British bnve
pushed their positions forward to
higher ground. The situntion here
in promising for the British.
A liemy shelling of .Mnutnuhun liv
the Herman continue. The Hnti-h
nptMur to be well established m 1 1 -lowu.
The number of Oeroiun !
tiller taken in I lu south fnr excecd
t0,0O0. Tlie weather continue- l.i
ALLIES GAIN NO
IIHItT.lN. Jul :t fbe w.r office
reMirt ot loduv mi that the contin
uation of the Fccuili and I5ntih dine
.on both iden of the Suniuie ha not
gained any advantage for the allie
north of the river, but tfouth of the
Sonne the German withdrew a
divikion to the MH-ond line puition.
The communication u.v:
"The continuation of the Uritiah
and Krem-h attacks on both ide of
the Soinmc did not win any advantaite,
geaer.Hy eakingf north of the river.
The enemy utferd extraoiitinurily
heavy b- in thix region.
"Kouth of the rier he aitheW
int the second hue ition during
, tfcr nuhl the diium which C lOeull-
ed crxat lXn the fir( line to lf
inlcrewStAi iteioi'.nc poition.
tie. Mr ('I ,!
From Courland to Bukowina Severe
Fighting in Progress Austrians
Take Offensive in Formidable Force
but Meet Repulse With Heavy
Losses Russians Launch Attack
Against Prince Leopold In Center
and Advance at One Point.
PKTI100UAI), July It. The Aii-Irinn-.
bnve token the offensive in for
initlnhle foree on the tntpiu front,
hut bnve been i t'lmlcoil with heavy
losses, the wnr offiee nniiouneiHl to
tlny. BF.IM.IX, July .'. The Russian
luive htuueheil nn nttitek itgniut the
niiny of 1'iinee Leopold on the cen
tral section of the ciiHtern front. The
wnr office report of totlny hhvm the
HuiiiHiH uceeilc(l in mlvitnciiiK at
one point, hul otherwise were I'orceil
to ret ten I with heavy I owe.
The offiein necount of the oper
ntiinif. in the eant n.:
"Ii'ii-winn torpcilo hont anil the
hip of the line Slavn, houihanleil
the Coiirhtutl coicl eitMt of Kumtttsun,
without le-ult. They were uttueketl
ct feci n civ I v our eoaMnl lintlciics
niid liy iteroplaue "o.uiiilninri ami the
Slnva wa- "truck.
"At runny points along the front of
Field Mnihul Von lliiulunhuiy the
enemy ineieitHed bin fire niul repent
wily undertook to nilvanee. Thewe
led in riirhttiiu in our liucH only near
Niki. north of Smoiiton. The enemy
wiim ejceteil immetliately with hoavy
lox-ei. We captured '2A' Ilii-inn.
"On the fiim tof Prince Leopold
the ItiiHoiiniM attacked noitlicii-t and
ent of Onrodiwche and on both ulr
of the Unrnuovichi rnilway, after ar
tillery preparation fo rfmir hour-.
A counter attack i now proceeding
attaiunt detachment which advanced
itortheiiMt of rtortHlirtcbe. Otherwise
the enemy won forced to retreat,
Icftvinif hehiml many killed and
(ei mans Victors
"Oh Hip front of (ienernl Von Lin
tiuten htronir KtiHMinn counter at
tack weie delivered ettwt nnd xouth
cAMt of lntk. but failed to top our
ndvaiicp. 1 4i me envnlry attack
broke down mixernhly. The numher
of prisoner wit increuKcd by nbout
"On the front of (Ipiiernl Count
Von Ittt Inner we enu'iiucd ill a lint tie
Mtutheast of l'lumaex whieh wn.
favorable to n."
I.ONIION. Jol :. The rnnl com
miioi which nne-liH.itcd the Iri-li
rebellion in it-- report todav mi the
le-poii-dolity for the outbreak did
not ret with Huron YViuibornc, the
lord lieutenant inee reiand. who ;
dedured to have been in no w.i
answerable for the polify of the jjov
einutent. The chief eretary tor Ire
land, AugUMtiue Ilirrell, who reined
xhortly after the t.utM4siou of the
uotbreak, waa primarily repoutlilc,
ay the report.
The royal conunUalon was presided
over by Jluroa llardinge. Outlining
the cause of the outbreak in Ireland
the reMrt fcay:
"The fuel bould be borue in mind
that there i aUay a aaetio of opin
ion in that eouutrv bitterly oppoaed
to British eoaiuftioB. atl that in
time of e.rcitemnt thin section ran
imiuise i4 tntiinent on largely in
creatPd uiunlieru ofetho iMp!e."
The reuirt inteont that it is out
side the ope of the commit tiM1 in-j.triu-tinii
to imiuire how far the pol-n-
ot the i t-.ti eeeiitie .idoptctl
hi iln i ilnio i or io mi. i. i i. -pun
ill I' I., .ill III- till I I i l 'I.I IM.I
,ii . sii i t .1. it. .ili'i
First Photograph of 10th Cavalry Troopers
As They Crossed Line After
'I'hU pliotiiapb, MiiiiiCfl as the UIhmiiIwI froocis of llie tenth cm airy Meppwl onto tlie Amorlniii hide
of the Inlet national In blue at I.I P-o, hhoiih iviiiIIiik from leH to rlnht, CieoiXe M. Clmninlaln, T. (J. StiirUler
ami John IImhi, all troop (', ho 'ix tal.cn prlMincrs at Cm-Hnl. The pleture nIiouk their "bach home" Millie,
iiImi tbo luiinilctl iimlernwir In ulili'li the) m-ro roreel to tiiivel.
IN EAST AFRICA
IIAVIIK. Jul :i Sub-lMiitial pioa
icsr for the lielumn lioop uiaiiin
fieruinu l'last Africa is reported in an
official atntemeut issued by the lel
Kian war office today. The state
"Oeuettl TtMnbnre cables that the
Holginu troop huve continued their
progreas all along the front, closely
pressing: riu retrenliiig unity on the
ICugera rier. ilolitor's biigudu met
with only "light ixsitance after
ero-siiiK the river, the brigade pur
sued the enemy eastward and occu
pied Itiuramulo on June 2 1.
'One day's march eiut of Hlara
mulo the advanced eorjis of the bri
gade attacked a party of the enemy
who approached from Keindschimn.
The eiiemv was iMuiten and retreated
precipitately. Our troops took some
pri-oaers and a convoy.
"In the region east of Lake Tun
uanika our forces eotured a store
house Idled with proviion, arms nnd
munition.-. The enemy, threatened
liv columns of Olson' biiade, re
tiiM'd bntlli' mul .ib.indouwl their po--itiou
at Kile' .1 uliU'li Uii occupied
on June T. The par i.it ontinuc-."
HANLEY NOT GUILTY
SAX KH A X( I SCO, Jul I Wil
liam llanlcy, holder ol l.ire acreauc-.
in eastern Oregon and candidate lor
the I'nited Stales senate from tliat
state last year not guilty of con
tempt in muking use of the water of
the Kilview river for irrigutiou of his
lands, according to an opinion hand
ed doen by the United State circuit
court of appeals, llanlcv bad been
adjudged in contempf by the Cuited
States district court of Oregon for ul
b'Kt'd Moliiliol)-. ol jb.it ciluit'- de
ii i in a u.itii iijhl- i mil i n ci -
In I u i i i, 1 1 i nn , .1 . 'In I' i i , 1 . .
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OKIWON, MONDAY, .ITLV
NO ISSUE JULY 4
OF THE MAIL TRIDUNE
In accordance with estab
lished custom, there will be no
iiir of the Mail Tribune on
TucmIiu, .1 tit I.
WAKIIINOTtiN. .In'' ::. At least
ilO.lHH) National (iaiiMUiiieu probably
Mill be on duty at the Mexican bor
der within the next day or mo. Soon
nfter arrival each reuinwnl of env
alrv or artillery will be furnished
with automatic maehiuu gun. '200 of
a new type which were ordered re
cently for immediate dells cry. Am
an exMriiunt, the una will be car
ried in automobile instead of on the
bucks of imek mules and 'five chauffeurs-
will be required in each regi
ment to operate the cur.
Oflieiais here today were only
mildly interested in reports of the
latest bandit ha-.e into Mexican ter
ritory bv two troop- of the Kmhtb
anlr under Captain lloy Kltui-c.
Still no indication had come ic-
lyardinc tieucral Citi i.iuxn1
the Ann in .in Hole liciii.indlil
-.t.itc In- uiteiilioi tunard
l'i r-biii"- Ion c-.
LONUON, lul -' The HrM uroup
Of wounded rrom tin- liritish fiont In
France arrived ut Charing Cross sta
tion this evening. An enormous
crowd assembled at the station and
the police had conhiileranlc difficulty
In olitalnliiK pa-s.tuo for the I !
ClOh- ViIikIp-. tliT'ii-ii I lie ilninii."
Ill Hi III ,'".'
ON HARBOR BILL
WASIIINtiTON. .Inh :i Confer
ecB on the river and harbor appropri
ation bill today agreed on a meatum
currying I2,8S,083. The bill aa It
panned the houxe carried J 38. (100,000
uiid an It paaaed the xenale I1I.0U0,-
The conferee! xtruek out the tan
nic amendment limiting the amount
or water to be diverted rrom i-ane
Mhhlgan for the IlllnoU river Im
provement and otherwise regulatliiK
the IIIIuoIm river Improvement.
An Item of $1,0X0,00 for a divert
Ing dam In l.ox Angela harbor whs
reduced to $600,000 and to an appro
prlatlon of $S2U,00i for the tmptovc
ment of Dan Diego harbor the confer
eex attached an amendment for the
Hiring of r.00 acrea of tide UnU to
to the government for uaval bane ur
poaeH. Other changes made are ax fol fel fol
eows: One million five hundred thouxand
dollar for Improvement or the Mis
Nlsxlppl Inxtead of $I,0.(I00.
One hundred tliousand for Wlllapa
'river and hurhor. Wa-lilngton, with
1 unthoi i.aiun or $i it.oiio more.
i ASIIIMilON, .liilx I. A cin-iis
l.ini.Mi tuble i--ucd tmbu c-ltiaati-the
uimiber o ablctuHlied men ot mil
itary age hi the Lulled tlae as
about -Jl, Out 1,000, The esiiuiate u
!ba-ed ou the assumption (hat there
bu been an increase of teu crceiit
in the population sice 4UI0, when the
total wale iMipiilaliou over la years
and under 411 was l.l:i,IMMl. Of
tbi- number H.J24.000 were while
native, -!.M"T.MH weic Ionian bin a
tvliilc. who liad Iiiioiim' natui ilii'd
French Offensive South of Sommc
Continues With Complete Success
French Capture Ctirlti and Her
hccourt Many Prisoners Taken
Germans Occupy Damloup on
Verdun Front hut Lose It to French
Three Miles of Trenches Taken.
jTl'AUIS, July . Tito French of
fUHslve south of the Soniuio In rntv
Junotloii with thn llrlttsh drive, coif
tinned Inst ulgJit with complete xtio-
foaa, lite wnr ornre nnnounroil today
The Prenrh have orcnpled two
lluaa of treitrhos of the second Our
man position on a front of five kilo
in el or (three miles.)
The Frenrh have captured the vll
Inge of llerhocotirt.
lCunt of the Mouse on the Verdun
front the Germans captured Unmloup
redoubt but the l'rencli soon after re-
galnod possosslnu of It.
The trenches of the second Herman
position capturod by the French X
tond from Marlrnurt wood, which Is
In possosslou of tlm French n tar ns
tho oiIkc of Assvvlllors. Tito vIIIhrq
of llorhocoiirt, tnkon by the Fronch,
lloa hotween these two points. Far
thor no ut It tho Frenrh msilo progress
toward Aaeevlllers and Astrena.
Heavy Aitlllcry Captured
North of thn Soiuiiih the nermnux
umdn no attack uhu the posltlotiM
previously taken by tho Fronch. Tho
Frunch capturod heavy nrtllhiry nnd
took mere prisoners. Tho statement
says thlrty-iilne Oerntan Imttallons
participated In the flKhtliiR nnd that
thirty-one of tlie hsttallons huh
taluetl Importunt losses.
During tho artillery preparation
preceding the Inauguration of the of.
fenslve thirteen German captive bal
loons were burned.
The text of the statement says:
"North of the Soinme the enemy
Inst night made no attack upon the
positions conquered by us and which
we are now organising.
".South of the Sommc the fight has
been continued with success for our
arms. Yesterday evening and last
night we entirely occupied along n
front of mote than five kilometers
(three miles) the two lines of
trenches of the seeonil (lermau posi
tion, from the Mereeoiirt wood, which
Is In our iiosseaslou as far as the edge
of Assevlllers. lietween these two
points we took possession, as a result
of a brilliant engagement, of the vil
lage of Ilerberourt which had been
defensively organised by the mmy.
"Further south we have made prog
ress In the direction of Assevlllers,
(Continue d no I'.i ji Two. )
MKXICO CITY. lul.v I (ieiieral
Carruiua, moantiil ou a laaKiilflceut
black horse and aroi mpauled b mem
bers of bin Ntaffi madu the rounds ot
the capital Sunday, visiting all wards
of the city, not omitting the ueorer
sections. This Is the first lime the
rirst chief bss made such a Journey
throughout the eity and he was fro-
iiucntl cheered by crowds who gatb
eied to view the cavalcade.
On hi way the general pAssed pa
rades of men and boys who were
marchluK through the principal
streets, drlling under Instruction of
reaular anuv officers. These were
contingents of volunteers who have
offered their services to the govern
ment In event of war with the United
The financial sttuatiou has uotably
Improved lu tbe laat few days and the
public generally takes a more opti
mistic view of conditions. Railroad
traffic has beeu resumed to tbe north
frontier and a regulation limiting the
-cliuu' of tkkeU to points within Ut
I iloim-tii-. of the iroutlrr bus beeu
i ci i ,ili ii
ROUNDS OF CAPITAL
With 150,000 Troops Assembling, War
Department Decentralizes Adminis
tration of 1800 Miles of Border
Funston to Command in Texas,
Pershing In New Mexico, and Dell
in Arizona Wood Probably to be
Placed In Supreme Command. ,
WASIIKCOTON, .lulr S.--Wlth
more than 150,000 troop ngsolhrillnir
alotix tho Mexican border, iflto wnr
dopBrttnant today took steps fo de
centralize dlrcot ndmlnlfltrntlou of
the 1800-mile frontlor In tho Intoroet
of nfflrtoury, nnd probably, to pavo
the way for tho nppolu(moii' of n
suirome tommander to co-qrilltihto
all lHllltary ncllvltlos ou the Intofnn
Tho border formerly In tho south
ern department from tho Clulf of
Mexico to California, now Is divided
into threo milltnry departments, com
mnlulod by Major-Oonornl Frcdorlck
Funston, HrlHadlor-nouoml John J.
Pershing nnd Major-Gonoral .1.
Frank 1 1 it Hell.
Wnr department offlclnla snld tho
now order, which nutomntlcnlly re
lieves (lnuornl Funston of supreuiP
command ou the border nnd the
nnormotts responBlbllltlos that have
crowded upon him, hnd no BlRnlfl
cuueo as Indicating propnrntlon for
war. Tliore wan no nunouncument in
rognrd to tho probnhlo selection of n
senior niajor-gcnoral for commander-
in-chief of tho berdor guurd anil flold
fnrcos. Thori nro Indications thpt
Major-fteuernl Leonard Wood, now
coinmsiulliig the department of tho
oust, Is being considered.
.Another probable change Indloatoit
by the new order la tlie promotion
of neueral Pershing to major-general.
The statement Issued by the de
"Th present southern department
Is divided as follows, wiUi neatgu
monts or oomamud thereto na Indi
cated: "A The southern department to
be under command of Major Oonnrnl
Fiederlck Funston. to embrace that
part of the present departmeiit to it
line east of ICI Paso.
"II The department of New Mex
ico, with headquarters at ICI Paso,
Texas, to be established under tho
command of Urlaadler General Julia
J. Pershing, to extend rrom western
boundary of southern department
to the 101th merdlsu.
"C -That portion or the southern
department west of the 108th merid
ian to lie uHntmied to the western de
partment, under command of Major
deneral J K. Hell, with field hoad-
( Continued on page four).
I.uNlioN, JuU :i News of the
Anglo-French ol tensive came in very
-lowlv today. People were unxioita
for information but thowed no disap
pointment at the deluy, having boeit
warned that allied advunces must be
slow, owing to the nature of the Gor
The artillery, it i true, deinolUhos
moat of the defeuae works but Uio
Hermans remain in dugouts during
bouibardmeuts and coiua out wiUi
machine uns to meet the attaekeip
Couseipieutly much band to build
fighting occurs. Furthermore, tkero
are counter attacks to be repuUed.
Meanwhile the troop on the north
ern end of the western front aro not
iuaetive. Off the Hcltnuu coast Urit
ish monitor- are throwing shells
across the -aiiul dunes to keep tlie
Oermuti- m iheir t rendu-. The Belgian-
tvi'i'p no a homhaitlmcnt which
eiptal- that ot the llnli-li una-, 'llto
tiilin.ih- ale kept bu-v Iruio one elld
of the hue to the other and threatened
att.uk- at everv ihiiiU warn theui
auaia-t -cmliiin leiulorceuieiit.- to tho,
bulimic 1 1 i:ioh, , . . .