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VOL. XXIII NO. 385.
WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA; TUESDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 13,;F917. ;
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Bolsheviki Report a Com
plete Defeat of the Korn
r RUSSIAN REPORTS
ARE IN CONFLICT
Early Reports Said Kerensky j
and Korniloff Control Petro-
grad, Later Ones Say They
Were Badly Defeated
i By Associated Press)
l.-mdon. Nov. 13. The complete de
f.ai ni Premier Kerensky and Gen
eral Korniloff is announced in a Rus-
s;,mi communication received here by
tt ii'cN ss.
Tlii- announcement follows:
'Vi'S'i'Tilay alter bitter fighT:;
ma- Tsarskoe-Seio the revolutionary
forct.-: completely defeated the coun
to; i vohii ionary forces of Kerensky
an! Korniloff. In the name of the
yt vi l'ltionary government, I order op- .
po.-irion to all enemies of the revolu-j
tionary democracy and the taking of
meiivure;-. necessary to effect the j
cai r i re l'
aim me tnump
(Sgn..i( "MOT RAVI EFF,
IN RIGA BATTLE
Big Ships Could Not Maneuver
In Shallow Water of
Weekly Review of Military
Operations Issued by War
TASK OF THE ALLIES
IS MORE DIFFICULT
i mmAnnirn nrTTiain
L LWl L I I I
ST BE- LICENSED
, v tt--
Breaking Down of Russia's
and Italy's Morale Aids Ger
mansEnemy Losing on
. -jLi- r -
Every Person Using Over 10
Barrels of Flour Monthly
MUST NOT PERMI1
ONE OF THE OFFICERS
ARRIVES IN AMERICA
(By Associated Press)
Washington, D. C, Nov. 13. The ef
fect of Germany's "political offen
sives" against Russia and Italy upon
the task ahead of the Allies is recog
nized in Secretary Baker's weekly re
view of military operations issued to
day by the War Department.
"The close interrelation of events on4
all fronts cannot too frequently be em-?
phasized," says the review. i
"The political situation in Russia)
made it possible for the enemy to de-j
jlach important contingents in tne h,asr.
J which were speedily transported to
the Italian rfont.
"It is not unlikely that before initiat
ing their powerful drive against the
Italian forces the enemy made pains
taking and systematic .attempts to un
dermine the morale of the Italian
! American Troops Are Rapidly
Becoming Experts in
Ci D i r - .1
Jinci vrutes governing tne:
Making or tJread Weight
of Product and Materials
a HbB I V 811 ini.i e I II III
j , m inn awamBimu i m w U U t
Lieutenant on Russian Flag
ship Gives Details of the
r.'ght Sinking of Slava
X' . i U.V Associated I'ress)
:CtJ Washington, Nov. IS. General rules
STORIES OF HEROISM ! and regulations governing all licen-
ARECOMINfPTO LIGHT se,?s ianueturirig bakery products,
-T-rf- i' under President Wilson's proclamation
yesterday, roauhin- every balor ex
cept those lining than 10 barrels
of flour and meal moi.lhly to take out
i government licensv by Docombor
10, were anrounced by t'io Food Ad
ministration today. Even hotels, cluVs
and other )ubl;c eating places that
serve bakery products of their own
making imiyt take out licenses if t.hev
w . .
$5,000 fine, two years im nrisonrnent
Five Privates Pjreven ted Party
of German rjjiders From
Entering Trenches Pav
No Attention Shrapnel
(By Associated Press. J
With the American Army in France,
Monday, Nov. 12. -American soldier
L ESTATE IN
are rapidly becoming expert at patrol 1 ?x?eA th? 10 barrel limit, and pen
i v.ork and their officers say they car :rAoms busiaess without licens
ry on in No
Man'3 Land as if thev
Clerk Maxwell Addresses
Flanking Movement in ;
ITALIAN TROOPS -
to Invader v AH
w ""..- if
Italian Places Are Captured ;
(By Associated Press
Francisco, Cal.. Nov. 1?,.
have been at it for-years. This is ex-
troops, with a view to breaking down i plained partly by the fact that activ-1 These things licensees must not do:
their resisting power. ity m No Mans L-anQ. along the sec Buy, contract for, sell, store or oTh
"This carefully planned political of- tor held by the Americans virtually j orwise handle or deal in any fooe
fensive conducted preparatory to theirj is open warfare which is distinctly : commodit.'es to unreasonably increase !
military offensive, reveals clearly the j an American game. - tne price or restrict supply or attempt
present methods of the Germans. j Already stories of the heroism if! to . locally or generally miono'polize
"Surveying the broader aspects of .individual soldiers during trench raids ; commodities; destroy any bakery
the European situation today, Ave find j aro coming to light. A recent inci-! Prducts; Avaste or wilfully permit do
that the enemy in the East is confin- dent involved five-' privates who rush-j terioration of Products; accept returns
ing his efforts to political propaganda, j eci irom their dug outs as the Gv-iof bread r other bakery products,
Along the Italian sector he has recent- mans entered the trenches. Standing, make casn Payments or alloAv credi'.
io any retailer tor any unsold bread
LACK OF MACHINERY
IS MAIN TROUBLE
ly made desperate attempts to secure kneeling and lyine,in front of the en
Kerensky. I also forbid ther details of the recent battle be: !a aeqision oy meaps or a poiuicai-mu-j trance, they fired F on the enemy so
entures wnicii are endan-;tween tne Kussian and German fleets.1"'-' Villv,r- 111 " ,1,ir ai successiuny mat mey preventea inc
Germans, who made seA'eral attempts,
from entering. ?'
At Least 5,000,000 Acres or
Land Will Produce More
This Year Than Its As
Powerful efforts are being exerted '
by . the Austro-German invaders of
Northern Italy to pierce the Italian
front in the eastern Trentino and by
breaking forward to the plains from ?
the Sugana valley outflank the Italian
line on the lower Piave, protecting -Venice.
Berlin's official report today claims
some successes for the Teutonic arm
ies in this attempt. They took Mont ' a i?
Longara, northeast of Asiago, and fur- ;,
ther to the southeast made hearway V
between the Sugana and Cismon val- 7.
success of the revolution : n tne uuit ot Kiga were disclosed here bt,
1. r,f the i-ovnliitinnarvitncav hv T.lPlTt P T rhnV vhr i nr l"f "tillgnrui pfupirn, me fueiu
ihis way to Washington, where he will.nas now Deen compelled to act on tne
be attached to ihe staff of tho Ri,. defensive, and is being slowly but
"C'jrnmandt'r-in-chief of the
net in? against Kerensky."
Stool;!:.:-,:;. Mo v. 13. General
'surely driA'en back. It should be borne
' " V WMJ k k-u. u u t V- V- V (5 J M. Jl II AAA VI VI1.
I -1 1 Jl i - f it. 1 .
Lieutenant Tirbak, who was on the m mmu- nowev( r uiai Ine luruier U18"
flagship of the Russian admiral, said integration of the Russian forces will
Ithe fleet was handicapped in its en- mean that the Germans will be able
io.oomQv,f .,-fi, ti, v... t,'to thin out their line along- this front.
i r-e , i -f . a l ' ftOrftTLliril . Vt Jill I lie VJ Ulallo T
niloff has erT. r il Petrograd where i, .. , which will thus antnmntiraUv nnntrih-.
snaiiow water in iioon souna wmcn J
(By Assooiated Press)
Atlanta, Nov. 13. Much rel estate
or otner oakery products "or exchange ' in North Carolina is under-assessed i leys, storming defensive works in this
nrrT and at least 5,000,000 acres this year rea
Rr0n,i rct k mA iw511 'ield a net profit in excess of its
w Jr mauc dUU tUl(.l Only I
' i -Li ... J I tX Gcaccnrl I? jinn r ---.! n 4 A T TIT
The lieutenant who was knocked; 111 iae specmea weights or multiples,; ot,'u,u,us luf-J- iuaA-
down three times by shell fire during ' of 16 ounce units, which must nnt i.we11, clerk of the Corporation Commis
the recent German-raid in the Amen-run over 17 ounces, and 24 ounce sion of that State, who deliA-ered an
can sector today described ms expori-; "' 11 "lutl1 I1UL 1 u" uvei : address before the eleventh annual j two peaks in the same defensive zone
ences to tne Associated frees. " weignis.' . XTi;, m. as Mont TnMm Mnfn I
His face is covered with scratches .rappee, hours aftei baiang.! , . , the invaders hut .ftrw.ivi w0-o :
Kn ic not : : e rianrsr 1 1 c-t tnr av i - .
j xaauoi, ut- xij. uiiiuij vv cr lie, Hill i' HOJIl i J vwv .
The fighting here obviously is of a : :
desperate nature and the Italian fore- '
es have shown themselves In a mood,
of determined resistance. In the Asia- ' 1
j go area last Saturday, for instance, ; :.
the entire garrison except the sailors 1
TrT"if i - . . . , i It Jo n ill n n nrtApli no trt 1
. ,. . , 1 mi ci - i join'ng the battle.
Demokraten under Monday's date. '
ern ships from ute to the stiffening o their resistance bac to trenehX' he
OeseTanT'conilsted of SfeOO inWtWitlgeiits'to-'tftlre- part "m
from flying gravel.
"When the firing began, I started-
I seemed to see .sparks shooting from
all over my body. I started to crawl
trvmm coifl T.iont Tirhot T,QTr e euKageiiieii is now yioceeuuiK in
There was sanguinaiy fighting on the t su rted bv artiiiery and,Ital'-
M r,,,e i-. r'1-. ,luc. . r'.were opposed by five times their num-' curing tne weeK just cioseu, ootn hit the mud at the bottom of the
and tne Hoi.M! iui taiiea to noio even , the British and the French were able
. . . , i - I.
and it seemed ages before my face
the working Mien's quarter of the city. Three of the four Russian regiments to record significant tactical gains.
The form- ; .ambassadors, the mes- attempted to desert when they die-' "With Passchendaele securely in
sase repor, , ..re now in communica-ir d th nimhpr(. nf thp PTlpmv British hands, the first stage of the
and were shot down in droves by the operations Degun during tne last weeK
Fourth regiment, Avhich stood fast to of September have been brought to a
its position and was slaughtered. Of , suVl!SbIli! moh
trench. Something happened again a
minute later. Then I picked myself
one to three ounces, but no rolls! The North Carolina Tax Commis
faC,!!fed r ?ffer,ed lr sale &y'sion tAvo years ago undertook a State-.
ZLSuJ&SJMVUvut, ,.,..4. oaiajUte w uzttTv-x'ztx v-r
CTiHF'less thannWo T.o Jwra equalization of real estate as be-
UU11VV V-'i XKJ I J
than three ounces. These standar.i.o tveen counties but because of a lacki
are to be determined by averaging 'of proper administrative machinery.it
weignis, or t& loaves or five dnri , i ,t
rolls of each unit
In mixing dough for bread or rclt
-"UjWas only partly successful, Mr. Max
well said. In his opinion .only the
tion with General Korniloff.
Kerensky Controls Part of City.
t'openhagen, Nov. 13. Premier Ker
f-r.sky'.s troops an.
in pnntrnl O f nnrfltVic nrio-inol A Cf -man in thie Tar1-mn I i Ce
11 V . u . r m. v V 1 llllUl 1 V V 111V 11 111 1 11 1 .7 X V. 1 11 .11 L , 1 ...
I i i - ! J :j it. i; I orl LIS II
French counter part of the
success took place north of
up and started in another direction.!011 tLe unit basis of 196 pounds of any j State General Assembly can improve
uvui, uiecti or mixture Daiters must conauions, ano ne suggested legisia
not use more than three pounds of tion requiring the assessment of all
ittiic u-i utei sugar, or in lieu or tnem , . , , . . ;
th.co a,: . i,n- .i I property either at its full value or at
C4, nail yuuuus ui cut 11 oLl-
oi Petrogrr-d, especially in Nevskyjonly 15 survived, said the lieutenant, j1
Pro--nent. ar-cordine to p f elesram re-1 Thp Russian fort at Zerel was de- "
' J I j i . i t . i -i .
ceivei bv the Stockholm News Agen- serted soon after the Germans gained .enemy anticipated last ween was car
ry and forwarded to Copenhagen. The a foothold on the island, according to riea out- The Pjessure of the French
Bn!.h( viki uto said t6 have taken ref- Lieut. Tirbak. and because he did not offensive reached a climax when they
u-. in the Smolny Institute. .wish to see it captured, he set a time were enabled to enfilade the German
Report Confirmed. pe to the munitions magazine and "ue?.uuu& Ui " t,JU"'-
destroyed the rort. it was consiaerea,w
imTiTPPnuhio. as it had withstood the! 'For the past three years th pres-
bombarding of the heavy shells of the!ence of the enemy on this ridge had!
temy's navy and airplane squad. ueen 11 source oi anxiety to tne
T.ient Tirhak witnessed the sinkine French. To dislodge them Avas a pnn-
: 1 a : c ii a i c
of the Russian battleship Slava, a rel- ufPai oojecuve i uie mueciteu uueu
in nf the Tannnpsp-Pussn war which Siveb Miiue ldht Apill
A corporal and two men joined me. A
shall burst a few feet from us on the
parapet. I lost consciousness.
"When I came to, grenades Avere
flying in all directions. I had lost my
shrarmel helmet, but found one by the
e Aisne. Here the retreat of the head of a man lying near me. I went
London. Nov. 13. A dispatch from
the ( '-Tenh:igen correspondent of The
K-f"'';m r. TpU.irrain rnmnanv savs
travel,.;. S arriving in Haparanda, Swe-!enemy's navy and airplane squad
dn. from RussiaTcTmnrm the report
that Premier Kerensky has gained a
gar; ic- racre
fresh milk from which butter
have been extracted: nor use
taken by the Italians in resolute coun- '
ter attacks. ;
Between Cismon andhei-jrnner t?liZ
TPiave "valleys ' the 4 Italian - "line c&la" ri:
straightening out to virtually an even
line for the connecting link between
fiave and Trentino fronts. It is ap-; .
parently in this process that the town !
of Fonzaso, about five miles west of
Feltre, which was reached Sunday"' by ;
the Teutons and an equal distance '
east of the Sugana, has been given up',' : -to
the Austro-German advance.
The Extremist party which, gained
than six pounds ot trol of the Petrograd government
on and gathered some men. We spread
ourselves out, expecting -a heavy at
tack. As a matter of fact. I found
out later that the raid was over and J instead, rot more than two pounds of!
no other way will equality between
tax payers be obtained, he said. The
speaker also suggested more recogni-
shortening except not exceeding tvo:
nonrrls nf enrnnn,, nnntoinin. ul wul- uuu 3 omciaia,
thar. IS ner ent of ,n!n,,l f,tc cuii asseuib, ami tue placing
in..;,.; of those officers on a permanent basis
the grenades we saw wre being
thrown by retreating Germans."
It is the opinion of all the officers
that the troops are bearing' up cxcel-
theiif.ntlv under t.he.'r first exnerience in
So much shrapnel has fallen since
vegetables tats. Where sweetened
condensed milk is used, its added su
gar content shall be deducted from
the net sugar allowed. Sugars or fats
at increased salaries.
Speaking in general, Mr. Maxwell
suggested to the members of the as
sociation, for their future considera-
inn A r.nnn;m 4- V. . 3..! U : 1 : J
are not to be added to the douen 7. '
,r tr. k,w.w .... taxing me unearned increases m real
1 i.niK e icior.v over tne BOisneviKi. , , . , , fnrneA PvaramMnn of some 40 snnarpif s fK,, nnr.Uoc ohfor.wi hof the
wptit nown in rriR cnannei oi moult . - - i bcm. m iu- m.iivuvti ...v. i.
sound. The sinking of this
It is said the Premier. General Kale
f;::;; . - ""'" blocked the channel and prevented the is sector or tne western rront
IOill!'(i triumvirate in PetrOKKld ! i. . . . . x, has Kaon tho tanirh o roetilt 9Ph ovoH
i TPrniH ns iriiiri h i . 1 1 : i r .- n m lit 1
Gulf of Finland. The lieutenant saidi "The importance of this successful
this move was thought to be one of the J French advance must not be overlook
mnst hriliinnt Ht.rat.pein actions of the ed. It means more than a mere gain
Russian navy in this war.
V'nere all the tmnns nnw sine with
M. K r nsky. It is said Nikolai Len
in" has bfen deported.
riT- autlictiiieity of advices is open
lo -st inn in view of the fact that,
no i;( I-, developments-are reported in
disi-at. in fiWjiL in Petrograd as late
as r '.-! nek yeotcrday evening.
Bolsheviki Ouster Says Report,
-kiioh;.. Monday. Nov. 12. Tele-rra-n
f i i u Finland announce the ar
"' Pretuier Kerensky in Petro
i'i iroops. Finnish no"
l a -i. ; unreservedly that the
a'rradv lias b"en ()f
'thp hntralinrm of the second enntm-
mencaa o an wholesale bakers today
vessel miles of the most important terrain men have ceased to Avorry about it I to establish as their Avholes-.ile "vices
V ... O i) V.. 1 .... . . . ' I i l, , , . . . ...UiU 1, . Ml .. '.I
m tnis sector ot tne western tront hardlv Davinc anv more attention to
it-than to rain. The commander of
one battalion said since the men had
entered the trenches mumps has
caused more of them to go to the hos
pital than has the enemy's tire. The
firing in this battalion sector has been
rather more intense than is usual for
Hiirinir tf?o Via Vino- nrnn' c V I
17;- ' -estate which is taking place steadily
x?r,r,A A,;.t,. Tr., iiere me uemana ior real estate is
DAUGHTERS OF THE
of so many square miles of territory;
it means the penetration of the power
fully fortified Siegfried line, hitherto
considered by the enemy impregnable, j several nights.
and pushes back hi main defensive j A heavy shell fell in n machine
positions to within five miles of the gun ammunition dump and exploded
fortress of Laon. the major objective, i 30 boxes, bullets flying in all direc
those at which they will offer 'their
picducts for sale in lots of 25 pounds
al cnaigtr, for wrapping and deliver
ing Avhen the bakers perform those
services. Licensees are asked to re
port these wholesale prices to the
Federal Food Administrator in their
Believing frequent deliveries en
hance prices, Mr. Hoover urged all
continually increasing. This, howev
er, Avas a matter for the future, he
said, the important consideration at
this time being proper administrative
ore. unwrapped, for cash, at the 1 L
y door, subject to fair addition-lallon must be measured-
! "In the sector where a small detach-j tions. The men nenrby threw them ! bakers to reduce deliveries to once a
Cd'i! i .!
:rd':i ?iloscow and S
:: nouiiee the cnun'ry
! r")l (' the C(ss?.cks.
leadership of K" '
t.i.-heviki troops were de
: ' T.inrkoe-Selo, and re
:.-.r.ge 'ays Pre are" K '
e -es Unit th sent of gov
I l:r- removed to Moscow.
;-:n;!'iff and K:il'--d;n
.'ror.t Novo Tchorsk-k
e: ;he Don Cos ocks.
.uminon'ng the Ru;:sian
: erst the Bol..h?v'l;i
;-.nq in Moscow.
X" irrnie American
v -t Moscow telesrvh--'
- 'I- !- Francis. uTfder
' eon firms -eports of
i veen the Bolshevik'
1 :sion '.I government fore
o? -renerai ssys:
t!-e government troops
.John !'. .Stevens is nere.
' 1 in touch with him
(enter of fighting. AH
Rumors Cossacks al
Twenty-fourth Annual C
vention Opens In Chatta
ncoga This Evening
(Hy Associated I'ress)
Chattanooga, Tenn., Nov. . 13.-
'address by Mr:-. Josc-phus Darnel
ment. of our troops had taken up their selves on the ground and no one was
places in the trenches as a part of hurt.
their training, the enemy (as is cus-;
tomary in trench warfare when fresh & -v -X- -t -K- -"- v.- v -X- -X- -X-
il'-oops are believed to have taken -:- '
On- places in front line trenches) for re-
connaisance purposes, executed a Avell .
planned raid and succeeded in tempor-,
arily penetrating the short segment of j
the line held by our forces, inflicting
a few casualties and taking prisoners. '
Art i "A unit of our artillery, also in the,
on course of its training, came in contact I
-X- -K- -X- -K- -X- -X- -X- -X-
day over each route and to this end.
to consolidate deliveries or zone their
FOR TROOPS ARRIVE
Allied War Council and Lloyd
George's Speech Severely
a feature of the opening session
'' - Francis. avIio sav;;
: u o-'i-e t, look after the ''
' r ' ; government and th
.''Of-i-ican citizens, hns re
' offers from the Bolsl'v"--'e..i
!): any Avord from Wash
ii: . Vovember 3.
even-i. nz chairman of the
;nirrie;in railway commission, wnt
0 Mofeovv- lo net. as special advisor
'Continued on Page Eight).
part in the world war will wun tne enemy auu muhihi iibeit.
very cieuitituij iu tuin iiisl c-uuluu-i
here tonight, of the 24th annual con-. .Tn Itfjlv the situation is developing:
vent'on of the United Daughter:; of as normally as can be expected under-
)h rnn fwiericv 110 circumstances.
tne 'iKut c. y. . ( iThp Italjan retrpat somewhat con-!
Addresses of, welcome will earlier stages has become
livered bv Mayor Littleton, Genorai lused in it., earner stages nas oecome
nvereti uy niayvi u , more orderlv. and the retirement dur-i
George 13. m rnson, commanaei-ii rnntinnerl nninterrnnted i
lllf) Al w - -
"The line of the Tagliamento riv-
r was held by the Italians long t
r-ough to insure the safe retirement;
oi large bodies of troops. This line
ha.; now been abandoned and the en-;
emr. penetrating the Venetian plain, j
has reached Livenza. !
"The Italians are continuing their
effor - to detain the advancing Aus-tro-Ge
" Alor t the eastern front, no opera-;
tions of military importance took
The enemy, instead or attacKmg, ,
has. reneA-'ed his efforts to fraternize
with the Ptussians. Owing to the in-i
chief of 'the United Confederate Vet
erans; Mrs. Thomas L. Polk, regent'
f ih Tennessee Daughters of the
American Revolution: Mrs. B;'- i
Askew Owen, president of the Ten
l nessee Dinsion U. D. C; Nathan Be
! ford Fori .;t, representing the Sons c."
Confederate Veterans, arm v.aytaiu
Philip VVhitnkcr. commander of Joha 1
than Bachman Camp, S. C. V.
Officers of the general oi-ganization
v-in be escorted to their places on
platform by veterans of General N. B.
Forrest Caaip, U. C. V. , , f -
Aitmbers of the Jomtnan liacnmuu
P-amp av:11 servo as ushers.
An aoaress uii if "7 vvoa niiticnl situation and the fresh
South by Xain fheoieiini ouiS of th extremist elements.
Memphis, is mduded m tJ-gn- it is probabl- -t these may have'
program as are several musical se marked irJI.ueaLe on tne geueral strat.i
Pntriotisnv will be emphasized both egy of the war, which we must be pre-;
in the addresses and the music
! ' Associated Press)
i JB7a AssciatedA 1 ress? r, I London. Nov. 13. The speech by
i With the American Army in I ranee I p j Lloyd-George in Paris yester
Monday, Nov. 13. A large shipment hag stirrefJ th(f local y His
of turkeys, mince meat cranberries,! afusions tQ the AU , .incrciM9
nuts raisins, oranges and sweet pota-! blunder.. arc ,ated under sengatiotl.
oes for the Thanksgiving dinner of j headlines. Comment is mixed up
!Ure American soldiers has arrived in with criticism of the new anied war
i?i-onra Tt will ho mstrimitpn nmonfir . :
ix xxx. ..... -: v. i council as anounced here yesterday
;tn vcinuu. 7 7, .by Chancellor Bonar-Law. Several
villages wnere me troops are uuieteu
I Other shipments will follow.
STRIKES CALLED OFF.
newspapers- endorse the- speech in the
main or are non-committ?.I. Others
1 criticise adversely the neAV military
plan and accuse the Premier of wis'h
ing to take over the strategic direc
tion oi the allied-campaign. Rumors
, in the, Sunday neAVspapers of the im-
nendinc retirement cf Field Marshal
V (By Associated Press).
1 Buffalo, N. Y., Nov.' 13 All
strikes affecting government the Gfeneral ' Staff, caused some com-
; work in shipping, munitions and S, mentators to insiuate that the reports
j other war enterprises have been ' were sent afloat intentionally by semi
i called off by the building trades official hints.
section of the American Federa- The Mornmg Post connects the new
,V tion of Labor, it was announced plan Avi,th the rumors find says boh
by Secretary Morrison this aft- nation and army are alarmed over it.
ernoon. A conference of repre- It adds:
last week, claims in an official state- .
ment sent out by wifeless from 7Fet ?i -rograd
today to have inflicted a com -plete
defeat upon the forces of .Pre-j , ..;
mier Kerensky and General Korniloff, !
advancing on Petrograd- The engage---
ment occurred near Tsarskoe-Selo l5;
miles south of Petrograd. ''.',;'
Two Points Captured. 1 -K;,
Berlin, Nov. 13. Fonzaso and
Mont Longara have been captured" by ; :v;
the Austro-German troops invading C -t
Northern Italy, says the official- state- :
ment issued by the German . Tar of-
flee. - ..-":;"v
The text of the statement reaas:
"Italian front: In the Setti Coni
muni, we vrested Mont Longara from ;
the Italians. , - - t ;
"Troops advancing in the mountains ;
between the Sugana and the Cismon:
valleys took by storm the Leone work :
on the Cahoni. Di Campo and the arm-:.
ored fort on the Casoni Di Lena Fon-'
-zaso is in our possession. . ?
"On the lower Piave there has been
an increase in the artillerj fire.''
Heavy Artlll6ry Fire.' ; - v
Italian Headquarters in Northern;
Italy, Monday, Nov. 12. A heavy and
continuous bombardment is proceed-
ing along the lower Piave river, mark
ing the opentng stages of extensive;? ;
operations on this new line. Wheth
er a. general engagement isimminent
depends largely upon the enemy. as;
the Italians are now entrenched be-
hind the river and fighting defensive
tactics, with the stream and their re-:;
established, forces checking the i furth-V;
er extension of the . Austro-German ;
offensive. . v --v. ;
The engagements thus far have con
sisted of episodes at detached points,
although the shelling extends almost
uninterruptedly for. 40 tniles along the';
lower Piave. Thp. crash of some ene-;
my heavy guns is now heard,:,, show- i;
ing that the Austrians and Germans ;
have been able to bring up a few of , ;
these monster pieces. , '-;..y
No longer is a secret-made of the V
fact that the Piave is the line of de-:
t sentatives of building trades
pared to meet.'
Russian leader now at head of gav-
i ernment. .
Haie and General Robertson. Chief of'
bending its energies steadily for tha ;
past 10 days. The upper end of this
line joins the Trentino front, making .
one unified front sweeping in a huge
arcfrom Lake Garda to the mouth'Qt
the Piave, near Venice. " , -
Precautionary, measures to protect .
Venice continue, last the enemy
whose long range gjins are not far -off;
should attempt to bombard s,the
famous art center., The palace of the (
Doges has been covered witn sana
bags, and the delicate arched facade; u
has been shored with heavy.: timbers.. -.
The Campanille has . sandbags .. for ; 40 ;
feet around the, base; The grand, can-',
al is filled with gondolas ; being Yused)
'A political council
advised by a
i heads and government r'orsen- military committee is to direct the
! tatives will.be held in Washing-4 strategy of the, allied army. The blood,
ton within a few davs, to go of the nation will run cold at th-.
over the situation. Pending the idea. No more fatal and no more dis
; result of this meeting,' orders 4 astrous arrangement can be. conceiv-
have been sent to the' presidents .ed. fw Premier Lloyd-George
' of locals to put their men back 4' appears; to think that this -complicat-
ed project will achieve strategic unity.
, It. seems to us it will achieve strate-;
1 gic paralysis."
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for transportation purposes.