General News Notes Of The Day, Daily Racing Form, 1918-08-07


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INTERESTING AND PERTINENT TOPICS OF THE DAY GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY From Paris comes word that north of the Vcsle the Germans have been repulsed in efforts to dis ¬ lodge French and American units which crossed from the south banks The determined attacks which the Germans have been delivering against the allied advance guards north of the river have failed to disturb the temporary stablization of the Vesle front The allied command is retaining the initiative in these operations French troops have reached the west bank of the Avre between Braches and Morisel north of Montdidier says the official statement from the war office today Much importance is at ¬ tached to the operations along this line These are pointed to as a direct menace to the junction point of the armies of General Von Hutier and Crown Prince Kupprecht There is general agreement among the military critics that the Germans will not be able to remain long in the region between the Vesle and the Aisne where their position is considered un ¬ tenable The German position between the two rivers says Lc Journal is a critical one being shallow and swept by the French artillery along the entire front and at some points on the flanks Its communications are unsafe and it will be dan ¬ gerous for the Germans to make their stand below the Aisne instead of going behind that river The result would probably be enormous losses for the enemy The Germans are trying to bring about a quieting down of things in this sector but they cannot afford to overlook the fact that their oppo ¬ nent has something to say as to this A retreat is more easily begun than ended The Echo De Paris lays stress upon the various signs observable of the strategical retreat which the German high command may have in contemplation at various points where the French are attacking It believes the enemy is preparing a relief offensive offensiveFrom From the American headquarters in France comes the following American troops are holding to Fis mes and all other gains notwithstanding terrific ar ¬ tillery action by the Germans and in the face of every opposition threw patrols across the Vesle at several places French troops to their right and left also calmy went about the completion of their plans and also moved patrols across the river the German artillery failing to stop them In the capture of Fismes American troops took seventeen guns With their crews these weapons had been left south of the Vesle to enfilade an advance into Fis Fisics ics Some of the artillerymen also were captured capturedA A dispatch from Tokyo says Premier Count Te rauchi in u statement concerning allied action in Siberia said the Japanese government would take further military measures iu case the position of the CzechoSlovaks demanded it The premier also indicated that if the chaotic situation iu Siberia continued the government might lind it necessary to adopt suitable military measures to combat the AuatroGerman menace in the far east eastA A shower area in the far north that is increasing in size offers the only promise of relief from the excessive heat wave which yesterday overspread the entire eastern half of the country from the lower Missouri valley to the Atlantic coast llelief from that source however is not in immediate pros ¬ pect says the weather bureau at Washing toil toilIll Ill fueling between the German crown prince and Crown Prince Kupprecht of Bavaria had its effect ou the German high command in beginning the pres ¬ ent offensive between Soissons and 1cims which al ¬ ready has turned into a defeat for the armies com ¬ manded by the heir to the German throne says a dispatch of yesterday from Paris ParisFive Five persons are dead and more than a dozen were prostrated yesterday the second day of the heat wave which has enveloped Chicago since Monday afternoon when the thermometer went to 102 de ¬ grees at 4 p in The United States weather bureau predicted yesterday continued high temperatures for tonight and Wednesday WednesdayIntense Intense heat coupled with a high percentage of humidity caused more than 100 prostrations among the Hog Island shipyard workers who are com ¬ pelled to work in a broiling sun About onequarter of the cases were classed as serious seriousA A soaking rain fell throughout the iron ranges and northern Minnesota quenching brush and forest fires that have been threatening mines and towns for several days says a telegram from Duluth late yesterday afternoon afternoonFour Four deaths and a score of prostrations resulted yesterday in New York City from a continuation of the heat wave which Monday night drove thousands of tenement dwellers to the parks and beaches for relief reliefThe The German guns were active last night in the region north of VillersBretonneux ou the front north ¬ east of Amiens the British war office announced yesterday They threw gas shells into the British lines linesThe The resignation of John K Tener as president of the National league was received at New York yesterday at National league headquarters

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