GERMANS USE VITRIOL.
Pktrograd, June 6
Tho Germans, earlier in the war, used vitriol, which they squirted into the trenches, and later used bombs containing concentrated formalin causing much eye trouble over largo areas. Tben tbeee roe thodi? apparently proving unsatisfactory, they adopted gas, but have applied it differently from the methods used in France. On the Gαlician front they ignited large quanti ties of straw befoie their trenches, and into these fires objects resembl.ng short lengths of rope were thrown, changing the character of the smoke and flame. The enemy were next ob served trying to extinguish these fires with hoses because the wind bad changed, but their purpose failed, and the enemy then climbed out of their trenches and ran for their lives, Bus sian rifle fire meanwhile decimating them.
Refugees state that at other points the Germans threw tins like biscuit boxes, which burst upon impact, emit , tiug dense poisonous fumes, ITALIAN WHITE BOOK Rome, June 6. Cardinal Gasporri is preparing a White Book phowing the Popee diplomatic action in favour of peace and explaining the cessation of the English and Dutch special missions. The White Book concludes by exposing the system of diplomatic pressure exercised by the Austro-German Empires upon the Holy Sea. THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN Rome, June 6. The concentrating movement of the great massed troops contiuues everywhere in perfect order, and the advance continues.
On the front, Btelvio to the sea, the infantry also are entrenching in a powerful position on the conquered ground strongly supported by artillery. REPUBLIC OF BAN MARINO
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GERMANS USE VITRIOL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3465, 8 June 1915