General News Notes Of The Day., Daily Racing Form, 1917-04-22


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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY. The following report of yesterday from Baris says teat the French troops made further gains last night in grenade fighting south of .luviucourt and east af Oaarey. A BllWaa attack against Mont llaut failed the war office announces. Tile artillery was very active over the front of the French offensive. The battle vvi.h guns ranged with particular violence east of Craonne and . north of Rhcims. The safe landing in this country of British Foreign Minister Balfour and his party was announced yesterday by the state department. The official announcement said: "The department of state has beeu advised of the safe lauding of Mr. Balfour and his party." Says ■ Loudon dispatch of yesterday: British troops last night captured the village of OSonnelicu, on the front between St. Uuontin and Cainbrai, it was officially announced today. A number of prisoners were taken iu the sharp fighting there. A Beaters Mapatefc from Christiania says that an kaaalry lata the sinking af the Norwegian steamer lhe Star has revealed that the attacking submarine fired on the lifclmats as they were l eiiig lowered. Afterward the 1. rnians looted the steamer. The Federal Reeerve Beard advised the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bunk today that the tMI.-MM.HHI treasury certificates allotted to that district will lie placed at I per cent instead of 24 per cent, to create a wider market. A dispatch from Constantinople dated today says the Ottoman government has notified the American embassy that following the example of its ally. Austria Hungary, it has broken diplomatic relations with the luitcd States. A cipher message received by the Spanish legation at Rio do Janeiro declares Russia and Oer-inany have signed an armistice, according to a dispatch from the Brazilian capital this afternoon. Admiral Kohhak, commander of the Russian Black Sea fleet, has been appointed commander iu chief of all Russiaa uaval forces iu the Baltic. »

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