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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY. Tin- French official war statement ol yesterday f said: "From the sea t.. the River Afatne there ■ w a . iei."iti last niLiiii only one artillery engag in, nt. in the vi.iint. of Shi. In/.: this was quite I niteil Th. re was also a alow hut continued bombardment of Arras, and a vfcdeul a made be tvveeii the Kn-r IHse and the River Aisne. on the plateau »f Nouvron. In the Champag listrict I there wss an ene unter with mines, and in thi irgonne there were rifle and camion exchanges, t nt i no Important infantrt eugag ments. Between Fey-en H |] and the forest of l.e Pretre French troops, by ti!. tun* of hand grenatles, were aueceasful in retak bag about 150 yanlsof ih. trewhes lost by us July I. »t Croix-des-Carmes the enem delivered an at ta k vosiev.ln evenii . iloug a front f S30 p ird This actios followed a h Iwrdment by aeroplanes-. which threw down ton»e loes, and the hnrtlni I I burning liquids. After having been successful in i gaining a fading ii ur Brst line of defenses, II Germans were driven out ot tbese positons by an i tin media tu counter attack. They were aide to maiu- - I ■ tain themselves only in some few of our most advanced trenches. In the Posges. in the region of r.andc Sapt. at FonteneUe, we gained l notable -in-cess. Alter baviag driven the enesay from that portion of ur oh] positions which they raptured ir.iin us en the twenty-s ml of June, we t ".k i«is s»»ssh r all the defensive positons of the Germans reaching from the hill t the southeast of FonteneUe. as jar as the road running from Lanuois t" Moyea-Moiitiet ri;i total gain represents an advance of 7i » rarda along a front of liOO yards." A Petrograd dispatch of yesterday to London says: •The Austrian army under Archduke Joseph Ferdinand, hurriedly pushing forward on the hiii i a.l from Kraanik t" Lublin under the Impression that the Kusslans were In full retreat, lost touch with Field Marshall von Mackenaena army on the right. flu Russians, who were nearer than the archduke supposed, took advantage of his blunder in allowing the Hank, i t his tone t" be uncovered. The aim of this Austrian force was t break through the Russian front, and success seemed aim. .si within its grasp. It did not know that a wood beside the load along which it was nil vancing was full of Russians. The archduke waa rigorously attacked with disconcerting unexpectedness and lost no fewer than 15,000 men. Grand Hike Nicholas has "t the enemy into the same positions strateglcaly a he occupied lat August," nays the eorres dent, "but with this difference then tin enemy had all the advantages of the smil-Ing land, rich villages and great estates throughout his Hn,- of march, while today the enemy i~ in a desert ravaged by eleven as atha of warfare, with the roads cut up beyond all semblance of highways, while towns and villages are mere piles of ashes. The task of feeding and munitioning 3.000.000 of iii-ii 200 mills from their has,. muM appall even the German organisation, yet tin- enemy must continue t" advance, ror a panne or backward -tip spells iiiiu. Altogether matters 1 ok moat promising tor tin- Russians." A dispatch of yesterdaj from Enrich, Bwltaet land, say--: "Doctors and nurses of the Amerir.iu Bed Cross serving in Vienna have been forced t" appeal for protection t.. the Austrian Red Cross auth rities. Because they speak Knli-h in the street cars and other public places, the Americans have been undergoing many painful experiences at the hands of th" Vienna public. The Austrian Bed Cross authorities have Issued a public notice protesting against such treatment of American-." Yo-t. Tda.vV has. ball results — National League: Brooklyn 8, Chicago 7: New York ." . Cincinnati ::. tii-t game; Ken Pork t. Cincinnati :;. second game; Philadelphia 2. Pittsburgh 1: Boston 4. St. Imis :;. American League: Chicago ... Washington 1: Cleve land !. New Pork ■■: Betroll 1".. Boston 4; Philadel-phia ••.. st. Louts 1. federal League: Pittsburgh 4, Si. Louis 2. Brst game; St. Louis 5. Pittsburgh ». second game; Buffalo v Brooklyn 2, tirst game; Buffalo a. Brooklyn 1. second game. Two more victim- wer claimed by German suV marines in tic North Si a yesterday. The Danish -hip Kll-n was set en tile and the British steamer Guido va- torpedoed oil tin- Scotch coast. The .lew of the r.lleu wa- landed at IIi-lsinyT-rs. The vessel was bound for Liverpool. Hill was the home oort of the Guido, whose crew aiso wa- -avid. Two terrific explosions occurred yesterday in the iwwder mills at Hounslow, near London, where am munition i- being manufactured for the British army. Seven men were injured, one is Biasing.