General News Notes Of The Day., Daily Racing Form, 1917-05-04


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GENERAL NEWS NOTES CF THE DAY. A dispatch from London says; Another of the eaurjnaiag British attacks was launched against the Genaana early yesterday moining. Hani fiuht -jug is in pidgres; under a warm spring sun. There ana beea no raia for more than ten tlays now. and the battlefields at times are enveloped ill aunt. British reinl.iMements moving along the roads towards the front look like millers under heavy layers of chalk white powder. Beports from the Battle front are as yet meager, but it appears that satisfactory progreaa is being made. The attack was on a wide front. At Bullecourt the British took another bile into the llindenburg line just north of it junction with the Drocourt-Qucant switch. War ciits reported from abroad are -is follow-;: Artillery suppLnts infantry actions on western front. iaiis reports repatne of German minor countT attacks. Beriia, -overing operations of Slay I, reparta reandae of heavy attacks near Oerny, on the Aisne. and along the Chemin Ies-Dame . CanataaUhople reports reoeenpatiaa of Slush, la Armenia, held by the Bnaalaaa since last year. I.OH -don reports Britiaa have driven the Ir.rks from both banks of the Shattel-Adhem. in Slesopotamia. Sliiies recently placed by rhe British off the Oeiaaan coast have been inatraaaental in sinking numerous JetnuUi submarines according to advices leceived from tin- British admiralty. These reports have served to lessen the gloom which has encom -jiassed the admiralty ofl ice ever since the rep.irts of sii essful Qetaaaa submarine operations have been coming In. The submarine menace detrimental to the se urily if Croat Britain and the success of the Allies, has lteeu in. asureably increased within the past week, fifty-nine Britiaa vessels lieing sunk by submarines during the week just ended. In nine weeks 3.V2 Ixiats hebtaariaaj ta Great Britain alone liave been sent down by German submarines. The transport Arcadian was sunk in the Mediterranean April IS, with ■ loss of 279 lives, according to an admiralty statement yesterday. The Arcadian was hit by a torpedo from a Teutonic I-boat sind sank in five minutes, according to the official statement. Slost of those hist were drowned. Seventy-five Norwegian vessels were sunk by German "subs" in April and more than one hundred sailors lost their lives when the vessels went down. It is painted out that, if the present rate of loss continues, the Norwegian merchant marine will have been wiped out by the fall of 191s. That the novelist. A. Comin Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes and author of several stories on naval supremacy, was the only one to accurately predict the present active measures of submarines against British commerce, was admitted in the Oilman Beichstag, Wedaaaaay. Seventy-one German and Austrian merchant diips will 1m ready within from four to seven months to take their place in Americas merchant marine, according to advices from Washington. The addition in tonnage will approximate 54O.0XM tons. Members of the cabinet of President Wilson have given warning that the submarine situation is so serious ns to threaten the early defeat of England and her Allies. The final victory in the war may jest with the Cnitcd States entirely. Declaring navy enlistments are coming in so fast that additional training quarters are imperative. Secretary Daniels today personally asked an additional appropriation from Congress of ,000,000 for new naval training stations. Butter. Wednesday, increased to the equivalent of one dollar 11 pound in Paris. It had lieen selling for sixty -eight cents for a like quantity. Turkey is said to lie seeking an honorable peace and not conquest, having so informed the Tinted States government. Another armed Americai- steamer, the Rockingham, formerly the Nebraska!!, has been sunk by a U-boat.

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