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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY. The following o at rial announcement was bwued yesterday by the I rcndi srar department: "la Artois the aighl was marked by ■ cannouade in the vicinity of Soochei and rroai Neaville. Sois sons was bombarded during the night. In the forest of Apieniont I he enemy attacked our positions at ike Ooarl Head aad at la Vau Fere, and acre compietelj repulsed, la the Vosge* tbere wen- lively Infantry actions yestcrd.n afternoon ami last night ,„, the heights urer look lng the east em side of the valley of Cue Fecht. Prom Ik* north we obtained possession of part of the German elefensive works, progressing particularly within a short distance of the crest of the La Limpic Thirty • •iglit aviators yesterday bombarded the station of Coadana in Garaay, an Important Inaction. Three shells of 153 iiiilliinctc res each ami four of ninety uiilliincterc s fell directly on the station. The eii-giae shed was stunk by a 115-millimeter shell. Three enemy aviators wen put to tlighl by our scouting aeroplanes accompanying the squadron. Oae i neiny machine was compelled to land. Two of oar aeroplanes yesterday again bombarded Colmar station in upper Alsace. Four shells of 155 mil! i lers and four of 00 millimeters r.-ll oa the tracks." strike ciiiw yesterday led machinists to throw dowa their tools in a number of Bridgeport shops. Labor leaders asserted they had taken no additional men fr tn two plants doing work for the Remington Ann- and Ammunition company. They said that pickets had sacce ded in keeping eighty men from work in the new plant of the. Remington concern: that iOO men on the night shift at the Union Metal lie- Cartridge compaay had gone on strike and that during the n on hour hundreds of men on Ihe lav shift would epiit. They estimated thai nearly 500 skilled machinists were on strike. Disorder seemed Imminent twice yesterday, oaee at the new Rem log toa plant and once- outside the works of a contractor making machine to Is for the Remington company. The police dispersed strike sympathisers after they had made a demonstration against the men who remained at work. Tae labor leaders asserted that twenty tve guards at the Remington plant had gone OB Strike f r nioro money. Fifteen were- said to have walked out yesterday. A London dispatch of yesterday said: ••Rumors Of the fall of Warsaw are in circulation today, but the latest communications from both sides indicate the Austro-Cerman rush toward the Polish capita] has slowed down. The Russians continue to lose ground, but apparently the campaign has not ret been brought to a decisive issue. The most important sue-ess now reported by the Germans has boon won by General von Woyiich. south of Ivan-gorod. The Russians" vigorous counter attacks failed to recover the lost groand. Windau. in Courlaod, on the Baltic-, is definitely in the hands of the- b-r mans. H]i„ ire now within thirty-live miles of Riga, possession ot Bica by the Germans would force the Russian armies near Shavli and Miau to retreat, as the Baltic port is their chief point of supplies. The ambitious advance of the- On fans in the Baltic provinces indicates they hope not onlv to capture War-aw. but t.i cut ..tr the retreat of the Russian* bv placing forces between the retiring armies ami I el nigra c I. A dispatch of yesterday from Washington says: ■Following the evacuation Sunday of all except 0.000 of the forces of Geaeral Goaaales. the car raasa commander, the- Zapatistas i ccapied the capital, according to dispatches which reached the state department late today. Zapata officials are said to have resumed full control of the city fol lowing their evae-uatiou ten days ago when the Zapatista forces were driven out bv Goasates. The latter was forced to take- the majority of his trcxips northward to meet the advaace of Villa, who with his army is marching on the capital. Reports from Vera Cruz, received here tonight Indicated that Mexico City again has been isolated from communication with the outside world. Brig. Ion. D-voI. general manager of the- American Red Cross, returned fenn the Texas border todav with the- announcement that attempts to retire famine and suffering among noa-combataats in Mexico were hopeless under pre-scnt coadltJoas." Says a dispatch from Uaalsa: "A large part of the shipments of American e-otte n held up bv England probably will be- condemned bv the prize court. This was indicated by a ruling made- todav li the-government. The- ruling was announced bv the. board of trade-, which holds that if the ownership of cotton shipped under tip- agreement with American exporters psssts from tin- American shipper to an enemy of Great Britain it will not b.- purchased In- the British -overinni-nt iinilcr the terms of the- agree nt." Concerning which a Washington state me in says: Any decision by a British prize- court condemning and coeflscating without payment cotton ot American ownership destined toa neutral country or even to private consignee in Germany, Austria or Turkey, will be contested bv the United State-s government. Tin- state department holds that cotton not having be-on so far declared contraband of war. under International law. it is not subject to esa-tisoitioii without compensation." Rioting, in which one man. John Moloskv. II years old, was killed and nearly three scone .tiers were severely injured, marked the- second day of the- -It-ike- of work n at tin- plant of the- Standard oil Compaay of New Jersey at Bayoane, N. J. Hi- workers, tin- majority of whom an- of foreign birth ami unorganized, gathered at the- gates of the plant at an early boar ami disorder began, which lasted until ne«i Iv noon. At that time- the police, assisted by deputy sheriffs ami Bremen brought the- situation under e-ontr 1. The- police sav several thousand men took part in the attack. of the tifty-thiee Injured taken to the Bayoaac hospital, lifty an- men ami bays who fought about the gates of Ho- plant; the other three sue potaccsaea. In spec-tor Cadys hois was shot from under him aid later In- narrowly escaped serious injury when he was surrounded by rioters near a tiro house to which he had gone- to stop an attack. A dispatch of Taeaday from Cardiff, Wales, nys: "Subject to ratification bv the misers themselves through delegates who will assemble tomorrow, representatives of tin- government and of the coal mine owners .in tin- one- hand ami the executive committee "f the- South Wales Miners fe-ilera I ion on the Other, ■greed todaj to terms which it is thought will .-mi lie- coal miners strike which since last Thursday has tied up the South Wales coal tiebls and menaced I he fuel supply of the navy. The terms arrived at grant a substantial increase in wages and Involve com .ss|,,ns to Hi,, strikers which are- considered by their executive committee as tantamount to an admission of the miners" claims on nearly all the outstaneiing points. The agreement provides that neither side shall be penalised for the present dispute." A letter from Vladivostock. Siberia, of June 23 say-: Twenty thousand American freight cars and too American locomotives an- dm- here from the Halted States within tin- sexl two months to relieve tin- congestion of supplies destined for the Russian armies at the front. The army corps on the German-Austrian battle line need guns, rifles, ammunition, armored ears -many hundreds of them dynamite, pig lead and pig rapper, cotton for clothing, anil fooel -aad Vladivostok hopes to see to it lh.it they get it all. Munitions are arriving from Japan and tin- United states by the steamer load Russians believe Vladivostok is to save- tin- daj for tin- Russia,, armies, and every i .-sii.i:- human effort is made to forward these precious supplies to their destination it the front." Flnion W. Hurst, one of the le-ading democrats in Illinois and known throughout the country-, also pi rninent financier ami attorney is eh ad at Rock Island from heart disease-. He was sixty-three yeas old. He was offered the Democratic gnherna toriai nomination as compromise candidate before it was given to Stevenson in 1996, was Illinois choice for rice-president at the Baltimore convention, at which he was a delegate-at-large, a presidential elec-tor in lS.Mi and has served two terms in the legists turi-. He- was a clooe personal friend of President Wilson and helped manage- his campaign. A Beater dispatch from Durban. South .vfrie-a. to London, s.,vs that tin- Peninsula ami Oriental line steamer BeaaUa. with sno emigrants aboard bound from London for Australia, is aflre 800 miles east of Hurl. an in the- India-, ocean. The- cargo in one- of the- steamers holds is burning. The- steamer otaki. 150 miles off. picked np a wireless .lis patch from tin- Benalla, asking for aid. The Otaki is now steamtag to meet the lh-nalla. A tb-et of tilt: nine Turkish sailing ve-- ■] i laden with war mate-rials f,,r the Turkish arm of tin- Caucasus. has been destroyed I Russian torpedo boat destroyers, according P. a dispatch fr Sebastopol to Re-ntc-r"s Telegram Conipaaj in London. Ti, - sailing Vessels wen. on n voyagt to Trebisond. a seaport • •! Asiatic Turkey on the Black sea. Tie crews of tin- Turkish -hip. were made prisoners by the destroyers. Qaeen Helena, accompanied by the young princess Jolaada. left for tin- Italian treat vestertUy to spead several clays at King Victor Fniiuiiinels headquarters. Tin- princess, who celebrated her fourteenth birthday in June, sent a message to he-father urging inn, to return for the occasion. He replied that it was Impossible for htm to leave his troops, but that if In- was uaaMe to rnme to Rome within six weeks JoUnda tdtouM be per inltted to isii him. Harked Improvement iiriffi coinliticn- of- i.,.tJ vi. Frank, whose throat was cot Saturday night by a letlou convict at tin- state prison farm at MUledge-rlBe, Ga., was announced yesterdaj by phvsicians attending him. His temperature was TOO. the- lowe-si s;me Sunday, ami his paiu ami respiration were practically uonual, The. ph,ysje.jans said tlan while- h.- is n. 4 ye-t out , , f c|angi-r. his recovery now is practically certain. Acconiiag tec dispatches reacblag Berlia. all the official archives in Riga, the- Russian Baltic port, now threatened bj the Germans, together with the moneys of state banks and court records, wen-taken to Petrograd Monday. Government officials have been advised to be ready " depart it is said that r - than 10. Kip inhabitants of the city led last week. The- engine-■: im; corps of the Italian ainn has completed tin- reconstruction of the rail, ad bridge owi tin- isoaro river between Perrlgaaao ami Men falcon,-, which was dostrovo,! b the Austri.ius at tin- outbreak of hostilities. The fli-st train p.ss,,i over the stun tuie- yesterday. Reconstruction of the bridge in so short a time is regarded as an i-ngineii ing feat of great merit. It is uaderstood that the Paris, l-ram-c. Journal has ben sold by the I.etellier family, which has owned the newspaper since ii was founded twenty years ago. to a syndicate beaded bv Francois de Wcndel. deputy for Me-iirthe et Moselle. The price is said to have- be CM $ t.-iOO.OtMI. Negotiatioos between Germany and Russia for the exchange of incapacitated prisoners of war have been successful, after many fruitless efforts. This is due largely to the- Work of James W. Gerard, the American ambassador at Berlin. The pris mere will be forwarded by railway through Sweden, byway eef Karungi. The statetne-nt attributed to Linperor William. which has appeared in foreign newspapers, that tin- war would end in October, is stamped bj the Berlin Tageblatt as "a plain invention." The Tagohlatl says it has h-ariied that competeat official Circles know nothing of such a declaration.