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Vol. 1 MI. -no. 21
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HUMS ONGE-AGAIN -
MAKE SOME GAINS
Rains ' Reported (ra French Front Are
r VPrgying nous ) Handicap
"VJEW YORK., April .S (Aftsbciated rrM.s) In x-ral
1 C the Western rront yesterday the (jcrni;m; resumed
offensive1 ind Ui some instances
these eflfort iheivy losses were inflicted upon t the enemy. Both
British and Frehch positions were immediate objectives, it is shown
Ly the official reports received from London anl frmn Paris last
night. . '
After several days of comparative inactivity except for heavy
shelling hitter fighting was yesterday resumed in a ierman salient
and it is admitted in the British reports that some aiiis were made
by the enemy on critical sectors to the east of Amiens. The heav
iest fighting which' the Britons experienced- was in the vicinity of
llamel and along the, British lines where a triangle had lcen forced
into the Ierman front between the Luce and the Avre Rivers.
. London official reports said that the Germans launched heavy
attacks wuth of the Somme yesterday morning and made some
progress in the directions of llamel and Bois dc Vaire.
Frotfi the Passchendaele sector in "Flanders heaw artillery fire
but no infantry engagements were reported.
GERMANS, ATTACK IN FORCE
(ierman forces numbering fully a hundred thousand delivered!
terrific attacks on the French front ninemiles from (irivesnes, on J
i lie Amievs-Koy roaar saia ine rrencn omciai communique i last
evening. The ftttacV was met by a hurricane of fire from the French
artillery, machine guns and rifles. Although the enemy forces were
time after time hurled back and repulsed they finally succeeded in
making cm gains; which, however,. comprised only a small section.
The Frenyh retained Grivesnes
kainsrf s.K aVV4 ? r-iel.ViJter
..-.d y'the t,ren-b"regained a part
earlier fighting. Vvi.y : ?
On the.;,French; front, immediately to the right of the British
lines, in angle between the Luce and the Avre Rivers the ("lermans
gained some ground.
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some smaller infantry activities in the vicinity of Montdidier and
oi a French raid On German trenchee northwest of Rheims in whic h j
thirty prisoners and two machine
Berlin, in Ust night's omciai report said: "Four times the i
forces of the Entettfe vainly attempted to retake the heights to the
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smiinwcsi oi muitwi, .-joui ine aiiacKs oroKe oown ami ine enemy
was repulsed with heavy losses".
RAIN HANDICAP TO HUNS
From the French front came reports that it was raining heavily
and that the Germans were thereby heavily handicapped in their
efforts to bring up guns and supplies for the troops in advanced
positions. The recent lull in the
caused by the difficulties which they are experiencing repairing the
roads and the bridges which were destroyed by the Allies as they I
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Ihcre are indications that the German war lords are preparing
to break the news of disappointing results frft the greatly heralded
results to the people of Germany.
t utawa yesterday said. mat mere were caretuiiy worded warnings
published generally in the German press warning the people not to
expect too much from the offensive.
LONG RANGE SHELLING CONTINUES
Taris reported that , the long range shelling of Paris was being
continued and that' as a protective measure the city officials had pro
hibited all theatrical performances, including vaudeville, moving
picture performance and concerts.
AMERICANS IN NEW SECTOR
American troops are occupying a new sector which it is as
sumed is the one which was referred to in the despatches of W ed
nosday which mentioned a "sector other than Toul" . The announce
ment of American forces holding a sector on the Meuse heights wms
made simultaneously, with the statement that the enemy raided an
American listening; post after a heavy bombardment of this sector.
FIVE MORE CONCRETE
SHIPS ARE ORDERED
WASHINGTON, April -I (Officiall
Following approval or the concrete ship
tyi by experts the etteiydve and rapid
construction of cqncrcfe ships is now
prntHible. The shipping board has con
tincted for three additional ships of
7friO tons each with the same yard
that build the flsrt ships of S(MH) tnua.
The board lias also decided to increase
the sire of future wood ships to oOOO
tnns, from the present .1500 ton size.
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NINE HUNDRED MILLION
IS PAID IN ONE DAY
NEW YORK, April 4 (Offlelal)
The income tax returns of this city are
about 1900,000,000, which la much
more than expected.
succeeded in eainini; ltiiiiikI. In
and the perman, occupied Mailly
the - davwrJrl
of the Jrixftitd thlt
'sfmt in. the
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guns were taken.
Teutons' offensive was probably!
A -Reuters' despatch received in '
WASHINGTON, April 4-fticiul ) -A
Havre. despatch snya that King Al
bert has personally presented General
I'ershing with the Belgian Order of the
Grand Cross and the Order of Leopold.
Old. Carl Hoyd. uide de camp to Gen
eral I'ershing, has1 been decorated liy
King Albert with the Cross of an Of
HeeV of the Order of Leopold.
The Order of Leopold was instituted
by King Leopold I in 1H.I2.
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STAMP SALES ESTABLISH
NEW RECORD FOR DAY
WASHINGTON, April 4
ed Press) Yesterday's sales of Thrift
and War Stamps totalled -t,120,u:i:i,
which la a new record for a day.
X MBASSADOR from France,
' asked the1 United State ti iaid in aeevring evidence as -to
the activities of M. Charles Humbert In connection with alleged
efforts to secure a dishonorable treaty for France.
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UNITED S TA TES WILL SEEK
EVIDENCE AGMNST HUMBERT
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XEW X.OKK, April 5 (Aaacdated I'reaa) Aj result of fhe re)uet of
M. J. J. .luanerand. the French ahibaiaador, an iaveaHgatioa. i to be held of j
lh aetlvitten i this country of M. Charles Hurabort. Thla will bo eondiu t- 1
ri y Aienuiu u Lwia, ine fiate attorney, we sot urea much lnerlininating
vidfnee agalnsi-Bold Panha. The general examination-of witnasaea will be
jifiw! here, eextfweek aoJ the nearlaoa are to be held ta secret,: the testimony
takeajo be .late forwarded to France for n la the ria(s there that pre to
bjtthe aftrnuath; of the rrla mt .Bola.Paskas' , X":' Uf
tyvrWiiMwta ia tkheeent triai of ik taehateadeV U nvorea"lit5
lyoMrt! Miltusitiert with the defemiaat who is now awaitMig thxeeuteon
ofnhe sentence of death and nis affairs With CatUaur, Von Bernstorff anil Others.
Detain of artlvittfs on his phrt 4a Rpain were then brought out and there was
some evUlenre of hi activities , having extende.1 across the Atlantie to thin
country. It i to secure further evidence of treasonable : activities here that
the investigation wile Bought by the Kreneh ambassador. ,
iiuitmex was a wimesa at ine boio
Hiail Blv ,eeliug with King 'Alfonao and hla then premier Count Komai.
, Other testimony wfut to closely connect him with both Bolo Pasha and
I ate. I.
SUSPECT IS ARRESTED FOR THE
DISABUIIG OF THF SACRAMENTO
SAN FRANCISCO, April S (Associated Press) On charges of having din
:,l,le. the machinery of the steamship Sacramento while enroute to Honolulu a
mini named land was arrestee! last evening by federal officials who claim to
I'c strong evidence against the prisoner.
Thl. fttmfni0 WU11 ,yMitM by the i.uking of a shaft while making
oynf to lieuolulu and reseutly returned with a cargo of sugar. Biuce then
' nv ''t'K''011 which waa started in Honolulu has been continued here.
Kxauiinatton of the vessel on its arrival in the Hawaiian Islamls showeil
,h(. presence about the shaft of metal thHt was said to have come from aome
extraneous source and this baa beeu the chief point on which developments
,"'," H0U8ht ,u ,he 'vt'gatiou
When raa)ed up by The Advertiser last night and told of the despatches
hieli reported the arrest of a susjiect in the mutter of the Sacramento disab
ling, '. K Morse, representative of the shipping board here, said that he did
nut know the name and waa uuable to connect the suspect with any oue on the
S.W FRANCISCO, April .r (Aaso
dated I'ress) The United States ia se
curing other shipping besides the Dutch
ilii - taken over and those obtained
frmn .1 it .it ii under agree ttient. Reports
from New York yesterday said several
Kh"1Hii vessels had been tukeu which
'formerly pliod tiet. een the United
MtHies mi. I Russia.
The T. K. K, oflic.e hero announced
that the I'eraia Maru aud Beiyo Maru
would be turned over to the United
Shiie. mo I from Heattle came word that
nine Hteiunera of the N. Y. K. line
wool. I ni into the United State aer-
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WATCHMAN FOR CREEL
IS FOUND MURDERED
U SIIINGTON, April 4 ( Aasocta
I I I .lames Kintr. niirhr watch-
' iiuin :il the oftlce of George Creel, chair
a,"1"" "'0'""'tt,e " Public Infor-
Phiii'inn, is murdered lust night. No
pn.cri were missed by Creel when be
A negro with
had quarrsled has beeu tr-
M.J,; J,. Jusaerand, who has
; !"'- a
i-asna trial and told of hia vtmt to
He is held for examination before
MOBCOW, April 4 (Associated
Press) Russia will form a new army
of a million aud a half, according to
the plana of government leadora now
at Moscow. Assistant Secretary of
War Podvoisky told an iiiiHrtaut mil
Itary conference here that the new
army is to be puhud through, lie out
lined the measure to enlist the aerv
ices of former otlicers, giving citizens
the right to object to any individuul.
He also said I lint the euliatnients of
the " Hed Army" which is opposing
the Germans uie satisfactory yi some
places. Lack of instructors is the priu
The go verniiient is sending a special
delegation to the l uited States to lii
Uidate KiiNsia's war orders and nr
range a basis for future trade relu
It is rumored here t hut the Ukrain
iau Kudu ahi.eml.lv of Kiev has pro
pose. I pence to the Uolslieviki govern
Auti Jewish riots of serious proper
tious have broken out in Turkestan,
according to reports received here. In
Kokand MM were killed in the riots
and much property was destroyed.
Anti Semitic limitation in Kiev is us
sinning an ucute form. When the
Ukrainian forces recently captured Kiev
lost of the inhabitants they shot were
COSTLY 10 GERMANS
Despatches Received By Amster-'
dam Paper Tell of Loss of
Life and Destruction
AMSTERDAM, April 5 ( Am 6cUtil
Pre) Great lnmK'' and heivy loan
Oft life won oroftKMincd liy the Infct sir
rid of the A Mind HviiitorK. HoiM
tsill of the dimHKe to property and
the Iom of life and genernl dentnictioa
wrought in told in denpntrheg from
Oermaay which have com to Lea Noa
vellea. , a
At Oillna twenty nix persona were
killed and more than a handred, were
minded liy the high exploureg drep- '
ped from the airplane of the Alliea. I
The railroad atntinn nag iledtroyed and)
only a nrnp of ruiim nmrked itl loca
tion. Other great damage wni oeea
atoned in that city.
At Treves the death lint wat allty
and the raualtiea rim up into the hun
dred. The atrreta were filled with
heaped up miiufi of dehrin, all that re
mained of wrecked houaeK.'
In the raid which wan exeeuted on
Cologne IuhI week the Ktntion waa hit
by aeveral bombs ami a troop traia
Wat alwo hit. Krom here the loaa of
life and eusmilti.'n were nut reported.
The day nfler thin rniil the kaiser
viaited this Hpot.
PEACE FEELERS OF ,
Officials and Legislators ' I n
Washington Go Steadily,
Ahead With Program
WASHINGTON, April 4 (Offieial)-r-Ooiiiment
by nlliciiil here shows up
the motives lxhin.l the new "peace
Offensive" which (icrmnny and Abstria
Concentrntion liy officials and' OH
gressmen on measures for the prosecu
tion of the war ia not disturbed by the
Czorniu peace feelers. The government
considers thnt Premier Clemeneeau's
comment that "('senna lied" is a icon
elusive refutation of (seriny , fairy
tnle. " .The officials 1n tbeir. eemtiiont
note the "coincidence of the 'Austrian
peace tnovo aa.d the. apparent otlapatf
?fjthj; Oprtnjin, o.fffte. ip.thcrnove
rueat oltAief icansAroops iei'tinf kstrttjc
PRESS OP BRITAIN IS
CAUSTIC IN COMMENT?
LONDON, Eng., April 4 (Associat
ed I'ress) Denuuciations of the peace
speech made by Foreign Minister von
(Vcrniu of Austria before the munici
pal assembly, in which he claimed that
i'rance had opened a peace discussion,
are general in the Allied press.
The Daily Mail . editorially today
i harueterixea the 'Czernln speech as an
Austrian -bluff." TheS Morning Post
regards the speech us an indication of
the customary "peace offensive" fol
lowing close upon the temporary defeat
of the war offensive of' the Central
The press comments tkat the speed
seems designed to imprest) upon l'res
1. 1. M.t Wilson the idea thht the recent
attack was forced upon the Central
Towers tiy the refusal of , the Allies to
Apparently an attempt la being made
to .letneh the United Stale from close
linrmoiiv with the Allies. '
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Decision of Interior Department
Secures Big Deposit
WASHINGTON, April 4 (Offisial)
Tlir .1, risioti of the interior department,
establishing relative public and private
rights to Searless l.ake sands in Cnli
tornia. where there are enormous po
ta-.li ilexisits, is considered as endiag
lie potash monopoly which Germany
enjoyed previirus to the war.
The government confirms title to
."..".'Hi acres in the hands of a private
i cm making seventy tons of potash
daily, but retains control of 1S!,0U0
h.xpeits believe that the United
Mates will soon be able to supply all
tin p. 'lash and fertiliser needed with
on I importations from Germany after
conference" report is
WASHINGTON, April 4 (Associat
ed 1'iess) Secretary of Labor Wilsou
h :i - recommended to President Wilson
thnt all war labor policies be based on
the recommendation of the war labor
..in tV i .'iice board which he made pub in
'I his was the board which was ae
leeted by labor and capital to deter
linn,' basic principles to govern Indus
ii during the war.
E BILLIONS IS
ONE YEAR'S COSTS
Announcement of Expenses Fol
lows Signing of New Lib
erty Loan Legislation
WASHINGTON, April 6 (Associat
ed Preas) President Wilson yester
day signed the Liberty Loan legisla
tion recently passed by congress.
Further terms for the Third Libert
Loan were announced yesterday. The
drive will run on for four weeks, from
April to May 4. Interest will run
from Mny W and the issim will soatare
on September 15, mat), making them
a tea year bond,
pant Hlna Billions
Nine billions of dollars has been the
approximate expense to the United
States of one year of war. More than
half of this has been loaned te the
Allies and will he ultimately repaid.
More than a third represents the cost
of organising, equipping and paying
an army; a tenth of the amount bat
gone to the navy and a fourteenth has
gone into the building of ships.
. One sixth of the funds for these ex
penditures was raised by ordinary
means of raising revenue, the tariff
and by taxation and the balauee ha
been secured by the issuance of treas
ury certificates aud Liberty Bonds.
Although this sum seems enormous,
the expenditure is less tbn the last
year has cost Great Britain and ia
only two-thirds of what the British
spent the previous year.
READY FOR DRIVE
V WASHINGTON, April 4 (Asaoeia
Jed i-Prew) Showing how congress is
speeding up war work, the senate ia
teas than an hour today passed the war
measure authorizing 64,(100,000,000, of
which three billions is for the new Lib
erty Loan. Tremendous subscriptions
to the new loan are pending," but are
withheld until the formal opening of
the "drive." Bon. Is to the amount of
410)00,000 have already been on
graved. Thousands of cities are pre
paring for celebrations to mark the
opening; of the campaign.
ft is not knowi here whether when
President Wilson speaks on Saturday
at the opening in Baltimore of the Lib
erty Loaa campaign he will consider
it worth while to make reference to the
latest Oermanie , camouflage' . the
V peace offsneive'r.o the Ajistriaa. fasv
eigai Minister. . v- y , .. , , 4 ;
TO BE DjSBANDED
NEW TOKX, April ft (Associ
ated Pros) Final dUbaadment
of the national Danaae American
AUiaaca will occur at Philadelphia
next Thursday, April 11. ; The an
nounceman waa mad by Becia-
.' tary Wetsamaa of the alliance, last
evening. In making it ha said:
"I imagine that than has come a
quiet tip from Washington that the '
alliance would And It better to dis
solve voluntarily baa tod to the
' taking af advantage of the oppor-
tunlty to do so."
For several vaeka past there has
been in progress an investigation
by the senate Judiciary committee
of charges of disloyalty against the
German American Alliance and a
demand that its charter should be
In the course of thla investiga
tion some Tory damaging evidence
was presented Including proposed
resolutions against the war which
were sent out and wen afterward
recalled before being passed by
MATSON IS FILED
Widow Gets Half and Mrs. Roth
Is Residuary Legatee
HAN KBANCISCO, April 4( Asso
ciated Press) The estate of the late
Captain Matson is valued at 3,332,4.14,
according to his will filed. for probate.
Half of the estate la bequeathed to the
h idon and $20,000 to each Of his five
children by hia first marriage. The re
mninder goes to Mrs. Lnrline Roth, his
daughter bv a second marriage.
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THREE FLIERS MEET
IIOVNTON, Texas, April 5 (Asso
ciutcl Tress) Lieutenants B, S. Ives
of ( hit ago, Carl K. Ekstrand of Brook
I v it. and Kussell 11. Wiggins of Wayuo
town. Indiana, were killod in accidents
at the Kllmgton Aviation field yes
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MUCH NEW RAILROAD
ROLLING STOCK WANTED
W ASHINGTON, April 4- (Official)
I he railioa.l administration has receiv
e. In, I- for the construction of lOO.OuO
tieiht curs and 1000 locomotives.
IS HANGED BY
First Made To Parade Barefoot
ed Through the Streets Stop-
ping to Kiss Flag Frpm Tim ;
To Time 'I
SBwaaaswasssM . V
SPEECH TO MINERS , t
Police Rescue Pro-German But
He Is Found Hidden In BaseA.o
ment of City Hall and Hustled'
Out To Death V
COLLI NSVI LLE, 1 1.1 i nois,
April 5 (Associated Press)
Accused of having repeatedly
and openly uttered disloyal senti
ments Robert Praeget was' last
night taken from his hiding place
in the basement of the city hall
and hanged to a limb,6f Jtree.
He had previously been roughly :
handled by the '. crowd '. but had ;
been rescued and hidden by tfiie ",.
police. ; v , ' , .
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Praeger was accused oi having
made unpatriotic and disloyal re
marks in a speech which' he re
cently made before a meeting of
miners at Marysville, Illinoii, ,
and ever since, his reported utter
unces public sentiment has risen
higher against fovci.: rft;'; ; V
TAKEN FROM HIDINQ
4Lai4oghl .ht wat takeujby 1 -
membersjbf the toyalist commit- ' "
footed through the sireet, paus
ing from time, to time .tq k)S8,,the
folds of a, ; United States Flag ':
which was 'carried before him..- . '
These proceedings were inter- - v
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rupica Dy me ponce rw no toosc
Praeger from his 1 captors and j
placed him in the basement of the A
city hall for safe keeping. '
Hidden m. this building he was -finally
found by thr crowd and
was again captured. and taken
out. His captors numbered more
than 350 persons, By. them Prae
ger waa hustled out, a rope was
speedily produced, thrown over a
high limb of a tree and the man
was strung up. '
CONGRESS IS WARNED t
PEOPLE ARE WEARY
WASHINGTON, April Aoeit
ed Press) Drastic action la being tak
en by congress to stamp out spies anil
Herman agents operating ia the United
States and to provide penalties that
will make German espionage a difficult
nod hazardous activity. ';,'
In the senate today Senator Overman
of North Carolina denounced the Osr-'"
man spies and propagandist. His "'
speern was maae. coincident with an ;
effort to rnsh through, the senate tha
house bill providing penalties of twen
ty years' imprisonment, and heavy fiae
for obstructing the war, the sale of Lib
erty Bonds, recruiting, ete. " , , . ',
"The people are taking the law into
their ow bands on the around that
congress Is not passing tha necessary
we must do something to catch
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ine scounureist ' ).
The conferees of the hons and sen
ate today agreed on a bill carrying
heavy penalties for the destruction bf
war materials, sabotage, eta.1 Thia bill
providec for SO years' imprisonment
sud a fine of 10,000. - -
WASHINGTON, April B (Asso
ciated I'ress) Beplviug to charges
tliat had been made la the senate that
the shipyards of the country had been
short of stee! and wire the industries
hoard yesterday Issued a statement that
enough steel had been shipped to tha
emergeucy fleet corporation la the last
three months to build . ships at the
rate of 5A0.0O0 tons monthly,' or more
than six million tons aaauafly. It ad
mitted that there might have been a
shortage in certain yards put deniod
any general shortage.
OR SHIPS DIED
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