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SALEM ORFinnw wnvniv n v , i .
' vwi., ...v.a-.u, iui n ijh FKICK TWO CENTS jiuiai;iis-
j Dropped 20 Cents
Saturday's Close,
jniber Lost 18c
des Follow Chicago's
Board Evidently'
irs Government
go, May 14 July wheat
4 $2.59, 11 cent under
aing price, while Sop
as down 12 cent-i at
i jjiwulators evidently
tlicir attention to corn,
f July up 4 1-2 to $1.
i ftptcniher up 8 1-2 to
, nere boosted 3-4 on
s G3 3-4 nn (I 2 14 on
bcr to 60 1-4.
May 14. All trading iu
ittj was barred fur a period
pi by the Chicago board of
jt Existing contracts, how-
permitted to be liquidatod
fi close. The board, like
A ill trading in May corn
sts for the entire mouth.
, Griffin, president of thn
Mounting thin action, said it
tttor conmiltation with fed
und representatives of the
luncemcnt wa made as to
irnnsplfe after the expiration
i day period, as far as July
iber wheat is concerned- May
iiy iiarred.
!t closed Saturday at $2.75
ailer at $2.40. The settlo-
f for May. wnicli was hnrrod
ms fixed at $.1.18.
f closed Saturday at $1
J)' oats closed ut 73 1-2.
s statement follows:
'ppiial meeting of the board
held this morning it was
discontinue nil trading in
awl May oats. It was further
t for a period of two days
at of wheat whatever will bo
Mcept to liquidate existing
4tcr action niitnmtifiouliir
individual, firm, corporate
irom bidding up
?i- Maximum Price.
iireetora further
s in wheat by confining those
v nuau existing contracts to
pnee whieh i9 based on Sat-
' 'WHO.
"jtionof the board of directors
wen after consultation with
Wed reports o'f the alleged
7'ts. Likewise, every step foi
ls has been in co-operation
wjials of this government."
aite fo1-
riwll make any pur
Wit opening the period stat-
w liquidation of existing eon
''embers may enter into con
outlimitation, except at
- -j
President Today Authorized
increase to Full War
. Quota, 300,000
In Addition Recruiting Rail
road Men From Coast
Has Begun
Washington, May 14. The president
today authorized four additional incre
ments for tho regular army, approxi
mating 1S3.00U mcu.
The regiments, each of which will
have a neucleus of trained regulars will
bo raised as follows:
Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth regi
ments of infantry at Syracuse, N. Y.,
Twelfth field artillery at Fort Myer,
Va., Porty-Bt'venth to Fiftieth (inclu
sive) regiments of infantry at Syracuse,
Fifteenth field artillery, Syracuse;
Fifty-eighth to Sixty-first (inclusive)
infantry, Gettysburg National Park;
Ninoteenth and Twentieth field artil
lery at Montauk Point, L. I.; Fifty
first to Fifty-sixth (inclusive) infan
try, Chickamauga Park.'Cia-; Twenty-
second and Twenty-third cavalry,
chickamauga, Ua.; Fortieth and Forty
first infantry, Fort knelling, Minn.;
Forty-second and Forty-third infantry,
Fort Uouglas, Itah; Tenth and Kiev
onth field artillery, Fort Eiloy; Twen
tieth and Twenty-first cavalry, Fort
Riley; Sixteenth and Seventeenth field
artillery, Sparta, Wis.; Thirteenth and
Fourteenth field artillery, Fort 'Sill,
ykla.; -FutyBeventh infantry, Sixty
fourth infantry and Kighteenth and
Ttvnty-lrf .'ueld aHHtery --mrvyet
designated; iorty-tourth infantry, Van
couver barrack, Wash.; 'Sixty-second
and Sixty-third infantry, Presidio; San
Francisco; -Tv.-enty-fourth and Twenty
fifth cavalry, Fort D. A. Kussell, Wy
oming. In most cases, one Teginient of al
ready trained regulars will be used as
the basis for the formation of two regi
ments of recruits.
Under tho order issued today the reg
ular army will be filled to its full war
quota of nearly 300,000 men. More than
65,000 ttf the troops authorized in the
four increments have already been re
cruited since April 1.
Orders were given the quartermaster
general to prepare shelter for the troops
at tho points designated for each regiment.
Joffre Disri!SSP Plane fftf
rV a iium IVI
P i ttt
aenamg troops to trance
Washington, May 14. Final ,,,
tor sending an American fightii
force to France were discussed at
two hour conference between Markhal
Joffre, members of his staff and So.
rotary of War linker and Major (ien
eral Hugh U Sott, today.
At the conclusion, Secretary liaker
authorized this statement:
m isii wi ivjursnai .loiire and
his starf was for a venerHi miiiiniin.. ,,n
of conferences aoini? on with nn .
linker would not add to this statement.
Marshal Jotl'ro and members of the
party of French officers were silent.
Joffre ul.iinlv lmi tha f...Li., p
feet of continuous travel. He lniMrril
worried and other members of the par
ty attributed his rundown condition to
the long trin.
H. Teirnfl Atuv li T?.. 1
ports reaching here from Nuevo .
-Mexico, this afternoon
stated that Mexican customs
agents there have received or
ders from Carrauza placing n
embargo on all foodstuffs and
cattle exports from Mexico.
Raid 0a Bank alCastle Shan
non, Pensylvaria, Followed
! by Running Battle
on pags two.)
Regiment of Railroad Men.
San Francisco, May 14 Colonel J. li.
Oavanaugh, U. S. A., today started re
cruiting 1,060 railroad men from the
Pacific coast railroads, to form one of
the nine regiments of engineers which
will be sent immediately to France.
Full co-operation by the railroads has
bcon promised, Colonel Cavannugh says,
and he is confident that the regiment
will be filled in record time. These
men will be encamped in San Francisco,
given what little instruction they need
and then leave to run French rail
German Agents the Cause of
It-Want To Strengthen
Stockholm Meeting
Petrosrad. May 14. German v g prop
agar.da is now seeking to distort Am
erica's position in the eyes of new
What to an American are some as-
rnniftliinO'Tv rntpnf fnlnohnnila nf HiA no.
. - - - - i
sition which the United States has as
sumed are being given daily publica-
t!rtn ! Iiiculon nrttmrui ,o ,t Ava. Tndnw all
Petrograd neTOpgpers featured a "te-
port from 1'aris" tnar me vvasningion
iTnt-arnmnnt i "fftniinrillff nil nmua fA-
ports from Stockholm relating to the
Juno socialists' peace meeting." '
Heretofore newspapers have printed
similar "reports" including a state
ment that the American government
is forbidding all socialists to leave the
United States to attend the Stockholm
The animus behind such "reports"
w i.loinK- nrn-(!eraian. Germany is
bringing every effort to make the
Stockholm nro-Gcrman conference of
,.ni,ii,i;a a auflpnaa Tn Achieve n. for
midable movement for a separate peace
between Russia and Germany.
Tim nrniispnndii is nil tho more in-
because the "reports" coine in
the guise ot news in sncn snapo umi
Russian newspapers are impelled to dis
play them prominently.
Kven Ala-xim uoray, who is won h
quainted with America, has apparently
been deceived by such reports. His
sewsnaner today contained an editor-
loi l.iitorlv criticising America ior
"censorship" on news of the Stock
holm conference.
Sault Ste Marie, Mich., May
14The steamers Pentecost
Mitchell, owned by the Pitts
burg Steamship company, and
the Saxonia, owned by the
Tomlinson company of Duluth,
are at the bottom of the lake
at Pipe Island, Detour, Mich.,
today, following a head-on col
lision. Crews of both were
saved. They settled quickly in
40 feet of water.
FIVE Bit iiinxiivo
Tokio, April 20 (By mail.)
In order to relieve the freight
congestion on both the Japanese
and American Bides of the Pa
cific, the Nippin Yusen Kaisha,
Japan's largest steamship com
pany, announced today it was
prepared to place ve newly
chartered vessels on the line
from Yokohama to Seattle.
More than 80,000 tons of
goods, valued approximately at
$5,000,000 are piled on the docks
at Yokohama and Kobe, await-
ing shipment to America.
Chicago, May 12. Bakers from e'very
section of the country are expected to
i .nnrnUn r,r trnvernment con-
trol of wheat and flour prices when
they gather here tor a caniereutc
the Hotel Sherman next Tuesday and
Cashier, Assistant -and One
Robber Dead, Two Citizens
and Two Bandits Shot
Pittuburgli, Fa.,, May 34. Thr
dead, two or moro dying and sevend
others wounded was th toll nf wn
. ..w 6 ...
I.rttles today marking the robbery at
the First National Bank of Castle Shan
non, a suburb, and a, fight between a
posse and the robbers at Bridge ville.
The dead: D. H. WcLain, cashier of
the bank; Frank ErbJ", assistant cash
ier, and ono of the brtiditn.
Wounded: George Bcltzhoovcr, jus
lice of the peace; f'astle Shannon,
Nick Yoste, dispatcher Pittsburgh Rail
ways company. -
Two bandits whose names are not
yet known. The former of these is said
to be dying.'
Both actions occurred as well as a
running fight through the streets of
Castle Shannon, within an hour after
noon. Tho robbers escaped from the
bank with a small sui of money but
were quickly overtaken by officers and
citizen in automobiles.
Three men wearing dusters, automo-
Kiln tn ru ar1 rmrrrr tvm n n i tmA Vi Vontr
tjiij .afio attM fbvf?tt5 vmliivu nv uaunj
cried "hands up" and began to shoot.
a. il. . 3 JT .1. .1:.-!
AX ine Iirsr rouni xrom inu uuuuiis
revolvers weiucan ana jiToe went
down.,. .
Krbe V killed outfighr. .'McLia
Tirna ui liail v wnunifpn thnt DM -1ieo
t 2:10 at the South hospital, Pitts
One of the men then grauoea a bag
containing less than $500, arid fol
lowed by his companions, ran toward
the door. They were opposed there by
Bcltzhoover and Yoste, who were at
tracted by the shooting and had grab
bed their guns as they left nearby of
tnaa Tho rnhhers fired another round
and Bcltzhoovcr went down with a bul
let through the cheek. Yoste was snot
in the leg. The robbers ran through
Poplar street for three- elocks, a, grow
ing crowd at their heels. Then cap
ture seemed imminent they jumped in
to an automobile, turned and fired scv
eral shots and then made off.
A quickly organized nossc in auto
mobiles took up the chase and caught
them at Bridgcville, where another hot
fight occurred when the robbers made
a stand.
Senate Starts Fi?ht
a -
Un rood speculators
Wat,hiiiKton. May 14. Food unerula-
tori were made objects of a veritable
tirade of condemnation in the senate
today, following the introduction of a
Kill lfflnnl alta-al nakilltlatfrtn 1 . -
-- a. t. 1' -' ' u,, ivi, J lid I -' J
Thomas, Colorado. The bill would sus
pend iKianls of trade or chambers of
commerce which speculate in futures.
Thomas introduced the measure aa an
amendment to the Gregory espionage
bill. It would check "futures" deals
by- all grain exchanges and chambers
of commerce.
A violent debate immediately fol
lowed during which strong opposition
developed to considering the amend
ment with the espionage bill.
Senator Harding, Ohio, declared con
gress was pursuing "dilatory tactics
which the country is aettinsr tired of"
ana Bvcurru ii&flKuu-e ox a monon
oviilliria anlt Va II1U11UII IV
table the Thomas amendment, only to
have it reconsidered a moment later by
monon or oenaior i.aioueue.
Buenos Aires, May 14. The
Argentine minister at London
has been instructed to conduct
an investigation in an effort to
learn the fate of the Argentine
steamship Corrumalan, believed
to have been torpedoed- The
owners have not heard from the
vessel since April 4.
Amsterdam Dispatch Makes
twn a . w. .
mis Armoicemeni--lt is
Hindenhsrg and His Military
t -a ic '.i
toiene Are Alter tne
Chancellor's Scalp
Germans Hold Two Positions
ra tage ot Village came
Raged AD Night
Attacking French German
Forces Lose Heavily-Zep-pelin
Brought Down
Rey. Lyn George R. Kelly
n j .. vim FiJLi
tnargea wiui luumg ugai
Persons in 1912
Des Moines, la., May 14. Rev. Lyr.
George J. Kelly, aged 35, an itinerant
minister of Sutton. Neb., is in iail at
Red Oak, Iowa, accused of the murder
of eight persons in Villisca, Iowa, in
1912. v
Stata Attorney General II,' M. Hav
ner. who made this announcement here
this afternoon, stated that with Kelly 's
indictment and arrest the fnystery of
the famous Villisca murders is solved
Kfelly phrrendered himself in Red
Oak, according to Attorney General
Havncr. Jie was indicted py tne Jiioni-
arrMYinrv . ennnf v rrflllfl iurv several
--J j o t
weeks ago, Havner declared.
evidence on wmcn tne lncuctmcni
was based, said Havner included a state
ment Kelly is reported to have made
on the morning following the crime
that ho had "heard the thud of the
axe as it cleaved the skulls of eight
persons murdered in the home of Joe
Moore at Villisca."
Other evidence, which Havner said
hade his case "airtight", will be made
public tomorrow by the. attorney gen
Market Remains Quiet
But Prices Are Higher
New York. May 14.-The New York
Kvcning Sun financial review today
8aiu' the absence of investment liquida-
. ......v.:., likn thn volume which
tion in an ..."& - ; . ,
featured that movement last week, the
efforts of th.i professional ui V'";"u:
to depress values mu
success in the early stages of today's
market. Here and there throughout the
industrial list issues were attacked to
try them out, bnt as soon as the traders
turned from one stock to another the
abandoned security ai once
i. i.x j r,roaanre. nr at least nolo
tne niiiiieucu i--'" ' - . .
its own, with lew exceptions As a mat
ter of fact, tne man-i "
.ILr. , It 0t... oroun. which had
ruSenonoughouV and which
in the afternoon session nu. ev...aa.
!:.. 4 higher levels representing gams
ofVfracUon.toapointors. T
however, continueu uu.. ... v..
"VWL ' wi nnrrieioation and
the market down appreciably was a
fruitless task.
r i. n.r,, li Thi liners Wor-
New lorn, i.T
cester. Medina and Omra and several
cesier, . ,mfe hv
lsree freigniers , -
not announcuu, o --
on Cleveland, Ohio, salesman, who
:r K'ved today from Kurope aftera trip
& destroyed by a float ng
n ine near Ceylon and that the Medina
rrtorpedoeel off Plymouth. The Omra
was aUo torpedoed off Plymouth, he
Conferees Met and Postponed
Action Until lomorrow
Some Other Measures
By Robert J. Bender.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Washington, May 14 Disposition of
the army bill has been delayed again.
Conferees on the measure, which met
this morning to write into it a seetion
....i.,::.,n. tlm sn-ciilleil Roosevelt
amendment adjourned until 2:30 o'clock
thi. nftemoon nnd then decided to hold
up action until tomorrow morning.
Thus tue macuiiici t.o.-s - -army
by which this country can begin
" '. ii 1 I ,..-. ina noon
its war against miasm.... . "
shoved back another day, although the
declaration that a state of war exists
was made on April G
The house is expected to conclude de
ut. i.v. 41 sno.000.000 revenue bill
before tho end of the week- When it
reaches the senate, it is expec-ni ....
dorgo some important changes.
The senate now has before it food
control legislation which probably vyill
be tho next object of attack after the
army and P'lrZM,
final v boon aiaposeu r- , -
President Wilson will again bring the
rnfTuenee of the White House to bear
t0SVtUarsethe navy
ponnoffron 80,000 to 15C .00C I men
Ld the marine corps from 17,000 to JU,
M0 men i T ior ?iim
:n,r- hnnse can get to it.
There is st.U the $1,800,000 -ftp - Vscadrille, the division of
SSiMSrffit c" gjt; ? aviators fighting on the western
drficlcniy bill which carries $2,800,-. font. . wa9 ttttaehed
000ThUmeasure now is in the hands of to the aviation school at Plessi.-Bell.-the
senate appropriations committee, .v.lle.
,r 'ia T i DreTel. Jr..
Fans, m: " r i
Philadelphia, Pa, is now a member of
Says He "Can No Longer
ihare Kesponsibriity in
Sins Against Country"
Petrograd, May 14. Minister of War
and Marine Gutchkoff announced his
resignation today in a dramatic state
ment to soldiers' delegates from the
front, asserting that Russia's exist
ence was menaced by dual control plans
for the army and navy.
Jiis resignation, ne saui, was nrera
outv "in view of condition in which
4V. n nAra rQ tho ornvernment. and es
pecially the authority of the minister
of war ana nianno nas Deun piaceu, uu
which I am powerless to alter."
These Conditions, the minister saiu,
"threaten consequences fatal to the
defense, liberty and even the exist
ence of Russia."
IT aon Tin lnnorer nhnrfl resDOnSlDl!-
if-r ir thn crrnve sin beini? committed
against the country," he concluded,
Anarchists in FBtftit
T..tuYad fov 14. Anarchists who
were behind' the revolt in the Schuc-
selberg section of Petrograd, evacuated
.v..:- .4,i,l,l in thn home of the
IUV.I BH.l.($.vava a -
Duke of Leuchtenberg today, leaving a
portion of their arms Dcnmu. x-i-u vis
ional government soldiers now occupy
the position.
Announcement was made today that
a number of anarchists had comman
deered the villa of Former Minister
tv. n.,iina, n... Ufa 14. Patrolman
ialU ia..., -J --- . -
ro....i.aa uT and ia apriniiHiv mured ana
Alec Dalrympic is in jau cnargcu n
assault, with intent to kill following a
one sided revolver duel on the street
here late laBt night.
McLane advised Dalrympte who was
drunk to go home.
"Watch me get him," said Dalrym
pie to a friend a few minutes later,
pointing to the officer with his gun. He
acorcd four out of five.
London, May U. Chancellor Von
Bethmann-Hollwes will probably make
announcement of the Central Powers'
peace term8 in a Bpeech to the reich
stag tomorrow, an Exchange Telegraph
dispatch from Amsterdam asserted to
day. The German chancellor has just
leturned to Berlin from a series of con
ference with officials in Vienna. Prior
to this he. went to German great, head
quarters for a conference with the
ftthOV inAAamalinn Hnna ria.a.a...
n.iu. u.ni wii lium I'll H J 1. J I , ic-
ItaitraA .laar rl. 1 1 1 .1 r.-l' -.i. 1 ... .
v.vaa7.i IUUO, - .a 1.UI1UUU, IIIUICHI t(l
the chancellor on Tuesday would make
a Biut:i;.a 111 mo reicnscag, outlining tne
general military and political situation,
but not covering Germany's peace aims.
Such a statement will be withheld until
July, when the reichstag is to be re
convened, according to German newspapers.
That section of the German press
which is hostile to Von Bethmann-Holl-weir
declared today that' the chancellor
recently went to the front to present his
resignation to the kaiser. The most cir
cumstantial of these stories insisted
thnt. Piftld Mnrfihfil Vnn WinrlpT.hnraT
aoiunJ a. alamn t .jAntlnn tsa 4Via a.
aa.oajia. ca mvi hi vfc .1 u j ' . i iv. ii i vj 1 11 1 1
orm recommended by Hie constitution
committee, wmcn wou:a grant tne reicn-
ctafa aw.nt.M Avdf thaa Arrttr nnA thai hfk
. 1 1 ' a . . . m . ,
Run nm junker irienas conceiveq , ine
plan of, nullifying tne committee's
runmn,AAlfltiAna hv tAVntinnlinia thn
reichstag Bitting, rather than recessing
.l. v , a : i l . . ; ai. .
lilt uuuy uubu iai.t.'r 111 iu Butiiinvr oi
tall. Such procedure would mean auto
nifltie. dpnth thfl ennstitntinn commit
tee, necessary tor reappointment ana
repetition of its work which would
avert nnnther .hhua between the reich
stag and the army for several months.
woma stir up unerais.
TTnlKvorr flatlv rafil&flrl tn tfltrn such n
course, insisting German liberals could
not be held in check if such a trick were
played upon them. He was said to have
announced an ultimatum to the kaiser
that ho would resign if such a scheme
were attempted to have won out over
The fact that he 8id succeed in tri
.....rthiii ritfup TTinrlpnhnraT wa believed
by Holland observers to have made his
position even more insecure since Hin
denburg 'b advocates are now definitely
aligned against him.
Hollweg returnea rrom werman ncau
quarters Saturday and left the same ev
ening for Vienna. On Sunday night he
started the return trip to Berlin-
All Kinds of Intrigues.
By Arthur E. Mann.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Copenhagen. May 14. The struggle
between supporters and opponents of
Imperial Chancellor Von Bethmann
Hollweg has reached a critical Btagc,
according to private advices from Ber
lin today. A show down of forces seems
1:1. t T.,.oflav'Q Tpic.hHt.ftir meeting.
In the meantime Count Von Bernstorff,
former ambassador to vvasningion, nan
accepted appointment as German minis
ter to sweiten, uui uuicmi uuuuu.v.
ment of his new post nas cecn mev
-.t:i.i ;thhol,1 The circumstances
pilaiU.i.J acaaavav. -
of this failure to announce Berstortf g
appointment fit in with reports tnat tne
former envoy to Washington is being
groomed to succeed either Von Beth-mann-Hollweg
or Foreign Secretary
Many German radicals, liberals, go-;
cialists and adherents of Maximilian
Bernstorff 's re
placement of one or the other of these
tWO OlllUlttlO- ..aa-va... - -
catcs Zimmerman, even more than non-
wee, is objected to oy tnese
May Be Forced, urn.
, tn Hnllwptr is said to be
due to alleged lack of steadfastness of
purposo than to specinc ucis
against him. .
-a. a1.a V. r tun,, 1,1 ItA
iiiB enemies insist iui
unable to arrange favorable peace
if the claimed naval ana
military victories continue.
Hollweg 18 Tignung aeieri...........
f.,rmation here indicates he may Buccecd
in weathering the present storm but it
is beUeved be will be forced out lie
fore Germany actually begins dickering
inr peaee. . .
.r , 4A .nt.l n I'll
Zimmerman ia Beenn'js
reputation, considerably daniageu in m
hunglmg oi ine jiHwa"-i''- -
i . v.. .v,;auini jiiccpM in German in-
.':.'....". Thpro iii no doubt of
iur i ,,ir ffnrt -which are di-
IQU ircuiouvivup -" - -" ,
rectcd toward a separate peace with
Russia. :. Zimmerman is constantly iu
By William Philip Simms.
: (United Press staff correspondent.)
With the British Armies in the Field,
May 14. Only two posts remain in'
'German hands in the village of Bulle-'
court at the time this dispatcVis writ
ten today. The liveliest, sort of fight-"
ing, which continued all through the"
night, was still in progress in and'
around the village.
The two posts to whifh the German
still tenaciously cling are to th south
and north of the town. Around these
E CTT.aTTa.ta. IN tl'Ilir r.ILV .
At ITfUiiT tha. .I
- - - - .. ' . V 1 1 . Ill IV M PI I I llT III ,1, I.
their hold during the night fighting.
British Gain Steadily.
T rr.An AT..., 1.1 I) , 1. .-1
..uuuuu, anj 1 ivgiCBS III t-UU Til
lage of Roeux was announced by Bri
tish Field Marshal Haig today.
iNortneast or Jpehy. and to- the
north of Ypres hostile raids at aitrht
were repulsed," he reported. "A few
were taken prisoners. At Roenx we
nrocressed during the nisht. in the vil
Roeux has been a storm center of
fighting for the past three or four days.
As at Fresrmy and Bullecourt, th Gar
man counter attacks there have been al
most "continuous and the fighting ef
greatest intensity. Roeux is one of tbef
key points in . the Oppy supplemental
line of German defense. .
By progressing in Roeux and main
taining an. unbreakable old of Bulle-
i-hnrt thp Rritiaih tnrtnv hnvA A orin fin
. . n . i t . . . . r . l ,
two parts oi tue naunteu XLiuutfiiuuig
line. The Oppy front is so called
"switch line" t the main German, po
sitions. BuHec-uirt itself lies directly
on the Hindttibuig line.
Zeppelin resttoyed.
London, May 14. The German Zeppe
lin L-i'.' was destroyed in the North
sea early this morning by British naval
forces, an admiralty statement an
nounced today.
The Zeppelin destroyed today brings
the total number reported destroyed
and lost since the beginning of the war
up to 30. Reports of all but two have
been confirmed.
Of these, six were brought down dur
ing raids over London, seven in Bel
gium, five in France, six in Russia, six
over the North sea, one in Norway, one
in Denmark, one in Salonika and six
311 German territory.
Of tho bix destroyed in Germany, four
were wrecked by allied aviators and
two destroyed by Btorms.
The German Version.
Berlin, via London, May 11. German
forces Btill ictaiii the ruins of Bulle
court against all British attaeks, to
day's official statement declared.
'Near Oppy and Fnmpoux isolated
Knglish ndvunces failed," the war of
fice said. "Around "Bullecourt the
fi"htii;g was continued in a bitterly
stubborn struggle, we retaining the
ruins ef the. village against several attacks."
N Germans Lose Heavily.
Paris, May. 14. French troops inflict
ed bloody losses on German reconnais
sance parties at a number of points
along the front last night, tooay s of
ficial statement asserted. The German
attacks were particularly strong north
east of Vauxillon, west of Craonne, hill
108 and in the Champagne,
nil... nit';.A cai.i the usual eannon-
lllt) Wttl aji,.av.V aaa... a
ading was in progress over most of tna
Withdraws 600,000.
Petrograd, Mav 14. Germany has
withdrawn-40 divisions (approximately
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