General News Notes Of The Day, Daily Racing Form, 1918-07-25


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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY The giant White Star liner Justicia has been torpedoed and sunk The Justicia carried a crew of between 000 and 700 eleven of whom are reported dead The Justicia formerly was the Dutch steamer Statendam which was taken over by the Rritish government on the stocks at Relfast when she was nearing completion She was a vessel of 32234 tons gross The Jnsticia was returning to an Ameri ¬ can port after delivering a large contingent of American troops it was learned at New York The Justicia had a troopcarrying capacity of between 7000 and 8000 men menA A late dispatch from Paris yesterday says the Germans appear determined to avoid a prolonged retreat anil are reported to be preparing for a des ¬ perate stand along the present battle front Further allied successes under these conditions will thus imperil more than 400000 Germans in the Soissons Reims pocket as their forces within the salient have grown to that figure figureGeneral General March chief of staff said yesterday In Washington that the advance of the allied and American forces around the AisneMarne salient has been steady for the List two days despite the fact that fifteen fresh divisions of German troops have been thrown into the fighting fightingNearly Nearly 300000000 bushels of wheat is stored in Great Rritaln the food administration at Wash ¬ ington learned yesterday Pooling of all food sup ¬ plies for the allies is now being arranged

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