May 21, 1915

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent

From the front page of the Capital Journal:

GERMANS CAPTURE 140,000 RUSSIANS IN GALICIAN SWEEP
Three Weeks Campaign Disastrous For Slave Retreating Upon Przemysl
ENGLISH AND FRENCH ATTACKS ARE REPULSED
Three Hundred Thousand Men Locked In Terrific Battle Near Jaroslau

ITALY’S ACTION PREDICTED

Madame De Thebes, the famous French seeress, predicted the entrance of Italy into the European war in her prognostications for the year 1915, written for the United Press on December 15, of last year. At the time Mme. De Thebes said:

“The hour will soon strike when Italy will be compelled to draw her sword. She will be forced to do so. Since it is already known that I was once called to Italy under tragic circumstances to give my humble opinion concerning the destiny of a person high in the human scale, I may say that I have additional reasons for eliding in the magnificent future of the reigning house.

“However danger menaces it. Feminine hate, which nothing disarms, pursues it. There will be abundant tears. There will be great destruction of things – in artistic southern Italy in particular – around the summer solstice.”

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