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Ekperts Expect New Drive To
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tween:' Arras and Lens
WASHINGTON, April '9 (Associated Press)- Abandonment
of the offensive against Amiens at least for the time being
was evidenced by the developments of the fighting in Picardy yes
terday. At tlie same time it became more apparent that the enemy
is trying to widen ts wedge on that salient and at the same time
there came indications ofan offensive upon other sectors which may
be momentarily expected, presaged as it is by the terrific drum
fire of yesterday. v .
Offensives directed to the north and to the south but nrt at the
point of the .wedge which the
Amiens objective were conducted throughout yesterday and it is
apparent these will be continued today. They are apparently trying
to widen this wedge into a more blunt formation so as to reduce
the danger of counters on these points.
From the Labasse canal to the sectors east of Laon the (ier
raans directed a heavy drum fire, almost approaching a barrage in
violence at times, clearly in preparation for an infantry attack which
i$ expected to begin -art Any moment -This is expected to be direct
ed against the irestfm elbww, o4
.In this feqtorjhe Germans are under one distinct disadvantage
for they tave 'aa uphill height ; before them. There is a row of
hills which ia occupied by the Allies, strongly entrenched and this
is blocking their" passage. Firing from the higher ground the Allies
are able to sweep the enemies' ranks with machine guns and shells.
Wherever the Germans have made any gains in this sector .he con
dition has been made apparent for their losses have been ex. option
ally heavy.
In the vicinity of Chauny the Germans made considerable prog-J
ress but lost severely in the engagement the French contesting '
vigorously every position that was relinquished. Here the Teu
tons were seeking to remove . a menacing salient. The French fell
back slowly, to prepared positions and were holding them strongly
last night with the battle still in progress.
Military experts think the Germans are planning a tremendous
effort along practically the whole front between Arras, and Lens.
There was heavy cannonading along practically the whole of this
front and this is supposed to be in preparation for an attempted in-1
fantry advance in waves, like the tactics that have marked all the
(ierman offensive during the battle of Picardy.
Small advances for the British on the south bank of the Somme
v as claimed in despatches from London which said that except for
hostile artillery-fire along the sectors already mentioned imd in the
vicinity of Bucquoy where was some of the heaviest fighting on
1 inday and the French held ground there was nothing of especial
ip merest.
Paris reported heavy shelling of the French positions on the
Amiens front, especially on the left bank of the Oise during Sun
day night and yesterday, but no important infantry attacks.
BERLIN CLAIMS ADVANTAGES ' . Monarchy increa.ing and ha.
,,a: i i u r ' u ' r cc o i- . I b'" 'ch,1y ""M to by the warliKe
Omcial despatches from the German war office in Berlin sai l : attitude recently adopted by the organ
"On Sunday we threw the enemy back to the western bank of of tlf 1,rn'" pry, which declare
the Aylette. After capturing Pierremanday and Folembrav our , Pe"' UTS? oT.l uZ
(rces advanced along the eastern borders of the Courcy woods tohhaaithat the Central Powera are ic
Varueil. The nuitfber of prisoners
"Powerful pressure we are bringing to bear against the French
continues to force them back in this sector."
Coon tor Hot Launched
Tk counter-blow of Allies against
the Germans on the west front has ot
yet been launched. The official war
review issued by the war department
indicates this, in summing up the situa
tion os the-Amlims sector. The review
says that French, British and American
reservee are pouring into the Allied
lines covering Amiens, to help cheek the
Hermans and be ready for the eounter.
The review notices a substantial im
provement in the strategic positions of
the Allies la Picardy. No mention is
made that 'the Americans are to join
the forces under Feea's direction. The
German plan has bees Upset, say the
review, by the stubbornness with which
the defense met the German attacks,
which proved tremendously costly in
men and ammunition.
Information received here from Am
erican and other officers say that in
the last four days the Germans have
uod up 5 divisions In their vain ef
forts to bro'aJi Vths . Ptoaoh line and
reach the railroad south, of Amiens and
the French have cheeked every attack,
nalfi advices' from the American front.
WASHINGTON, April (Assoeiat
,' l Press) Transportation of the Am
erican troops to France la proceeding
4 -
Germans have driven toward the'
thf Anie' salient.
taken reached two thousand. ,
at a steadily accelerating rate, because
of the deaiaads of the Picardy battle.
WASHINGTON, April 8 (Official)
From information received from the
front in France, military chiefs here
eiprens the opi-non that the Germs a
offensive has been upset. American
troops are reported still held in re
serve until they are needed. Today
the Americans, repulsing two attacks
on the Toul sector, inflicted heavy cas
ualties on' the iiemy.
w. s. s.
WASHINGTON, April 8 (Official)
Today is the birthday of King Al
bert of Belgium. In his honor forget-me-not
boutonnieres and bouqueta are
being sold everywhere for the Belgian
relief fund.
The forget me not was selected as the
flower of Belgium by the Belgian
vm tacK oi
Success of Drie
German ' Prew 1$ Given Orders
To Reassure Populace and To
Emphasize Explanations For
Cessations, of Attempted Ot
fenslves WASBBTOTGIf, April 9 (A
cUU4 M).AppurMt ackaowl
dfMunt ttst tbs graat drir
whlck was Mn Und Ton Hlndmborc
la Paris iWj "mohta, ta aaUdpstioa
of wbka the Kaitn and tk Drown
Prlncs esms ' to Osmbrml to pro
pars for tWr trtamphat ontrjr, U
at aa ad, without t&l objoe
tUo of military Importaaeo bdng
roachod, as aow coadng out of Oor
naay. Tho gonorsl staff, It Is in
t,mstoV is doing what is poasiblo
to lossoft ths offset that tho novo
wUl bjwo apoo tho Oonasa pooplo
that sum than torso nandrod thou
sand Oormla mom and youths bar
boon sacriaeod. without a rictorjr.
A digort of tho opinion in Oor-
many on tho Picardy tltuatlon is
contslnod la official Pronch dos
patchos rocolTod. ksta last night
' This dlgsst says that Us Gorman
goaoral staff to Instructing ths mU
ltary corroopondonto of tho Gorman
proas -.to- taasaro. ths public
througk josnplhaslaod ozplanaUoni
of cossaMoa of -th Oorman af
f ort So smash - tho - Anglo-rronca
lino, . Tho military corrospondonto
are to Inform tho Gman psbne
that tho batuo.haa-'sow-suceoasfnl
bn. ftttalnad, oad tho tcOoi ofVfV , fc? sonuhkh Sbrrouad.
' priaonors takoa' and gtma ait oth
er Mtjr esptond at ta b roitor
tod as proof of this. r
Thoso lnstractioas, tho Pronch
doapstch points out, botray tho
dismay that is now evident at tho
proapoct Of tho o IT entire being def
initely chocked,
Captain Porsius, tho military
critic of tho Berlin Taggeblatt, In
a recant article, aaeerta that Ger
man opinion of tho American en
try into tho war as an onomy of
the Fatherland, which has boon one
of score at American effort, la now
undergoing s change In tho face of
tho news that American rosorros
are moving as reinforcement 4
supports for tho Anglo-Prencn In
w. a. a.
Excitement Against German
Classes tn Dual Monarchy
Grows Czernin Distrusted
WAHHINGTO. April (Aaaoeiat
ed l'rei According to official de
epatrheH from .Switzerland, the exeite
mt'iit in the Hlav eirclei of Auitro Hun
gary HKint the Qerman cImmci of the
'or'w " lB "trong position die
Theite organs of the German party
hli vf r-(
y swung Srouad to a strong
of Premier Count Czernin.
leading the Rlavic llement to unde
stand that Czernin is now commttte
to the German idea.
At, a great meeting in Prague, held
on Thursday and Friday last by dele
Kates representing the Czechs, the lead
ers replied to recent utterance of
Ceriiiii, in which he declared that Aus
tro Hungary wojld never agree to a
pence nt the sacrifice of German Inter
extH. The Czech leaders declared that
the Nttitude of their people was the
same today aa outlined in their na
tional program, which is an applica
tion of the principles laid down bv
I'lehiiti'iil Wilson of the right of small
i iiiitiiinM to determine their own form of
' government.
w. s. s.
WASHINGTON, April 8 (Associa
ted Press 1 -- August Philipps, Dutch
miuinter to the United Htates, ha se
cure'! a leave of absence and sails
shortly for Holland on account of 111
health. He came here in February, suc
ceeding Chevalier Van Rappard, for
mer minister.
AIRPLANES are shot down bv the dozen along the great Picardy front and many of them fall
behind in British line. Here U shown a party of British officers and aviators inspecting the
ruin 'of 4 Ootha Biplane and taking a look at its engine.
Nety Acitaidment To
To? Dafy; Zones
More Drastid. Prohibition Rules
Approved By. Daniels; Whether
Similar Rules Wilt Be Adopted
By Army Not Announced
'aval ' training- camps asd naval .
stations. .TJp to this tlmr It has
been possible for residents within
those dry tones to import for their
own use such liquor aa they may
have desired. Under the amended
rules this will be impbaeible for
the "personal use" provision will
be eliminated. 1
Secretary of Navy Daniels yes
terday gave his approval to the
proposed amendment to the dry
zone order as it has been hereto
fore effective; The amendment
contains a ' provision which pro
hibits the bringing into homes
within the dry zones farther., sup
plies after the present ' supplies
have been exhausted. '
In some of the zones it has been
found that liquor was slipping in
and through bootleggers reaching
men of the naval service. To make
the provisions of the orders more
effective the amendment has been
w. s. a. . .
Was To Assail Government's
War Policy But Bought Lib
erty Bonds Instead
CHICAGO, April 8 (Official) Pa
triotic enthusiasm today swept a big
Socialist, meeting here from the paci
ficist ramp into the camp of loyal sup
port of the government.
The meeting was called with the
announced purpose to assail tb gov
ernment 's war program. Instead the
national secretary und other Socialist
party leaders denounced the kaiser
and Germany 's war aims and methods
and then the audience, in a sceue
unique for its euthusiaam and fervor,
bought a large quantity of Liberty
Bomls aud pledged support for the war.
W. 8. S.
Colony of Nine Hundred Gets
Land In Wisconsin
LA CROMSK, Win., April 8 (Official)
Nine hundred Chinese, chiefly from
Chicago are beginning to arrive here
to start a truck garden colony. More
than 120(1 acres of land have already
been purchased for the colony.
The Chinese plan to raise potatoes,
onions and celery this year. Twenty
acres will be allotted to each family.
The United Btates agricultural depart
ment has been consulted and is ad
vising them how to obtain the best re
9, 1918. SEMI-WEEKLY.
Hundreds of Communities Pass
Quota Early In Loan Campaign
and Win Their Flags of Honor
'"'"'WASHINGTON, April (Official) Reliable figure on the results of the
first lsy of the Third Liberty Loan campaign will not be available before Wed
nesday. It was at first announced ther would be riven out todav hut the volume
of subscriptions has proved to be so far in excess of hat had been hoped for
that this was found impossible. "The popular response has been unexpectedly
heavy and gratifying.
In California slose seventy-eight honor flags have been won by counties' and
commanitle whiyh hare already subscribed for tketr fulf quota. Hsndrede'et
communities 1 fa country have made similar splendid records. - u.
. . (JuotaV ofJthOwlbus elflto. SajLTvttesr srramgwf tha" fadeqiJ re-,
servo bafal Is ,thhd,i4rit f whieh the pities and eoustief are located. ' Tho
quota by Federal re rv district. njQ, a .follows: .- , . ; ;
Percent t . Quota . Percent Quote Bnbscrlptlona
Boston 8 1-.1 $260,000,000 10 t.100,000,000 $ 478,000,000
New York . ... 30 - .000,000,000 30 900,000,000 1,050,000,000
Philadelphia . . 8 13 260,000,000 8 14 250,000,000 380,000,000
Cleveland 10 500,000,000 10 300,000,000 488,000,000
Richmond .... 4 1 3 130,000,000 4 120,000,000 201,000,000
Atlanta 3 90,000,000 80,000,000 90,000,000
Chicago 14 1-8 425,000,000 A 1 4 420,000,000 585,000,000
St. Louis 4 1-3 130,000,000 4 120,000,000 184,000,000
Minneapolis ... 3 1-2 105,000,000 .'iV, 105,000,000 140,000,000
Kaunas City ... 4 1-3 130,000,000 I 120,000,000 150,000,000
Dallas 2 2-3 80,000,000 24 75,000,000 77,000,000
Han Francisco .. 7 810,000,000 7 210,000,000 192,000,000
May Go On Stand Tomorrow and
His Writings Will Be Made
Part of Defense
SAN FRANCISCO, April 9 (Asso
eiateil Press) WiJIiam Jennings Bryan,
one time secretary of state of the
United Htates, will be a witness in the
Hindu Revolution Conspiracy Case. It
ia expected that he- will arrive here to
morrow and will be put on the stand
immediately as a witness in the defeune
which is being presented by Ram Chan
dm. The Teuton alleged conspirators
have fiuinhed their defense and the
Indian defendants are now presenting
tlicir idc of the case.
"The Commoner" has been twice
nerved with subpoeuas in this cane.
After the service of the first subpoena
Bryan wrote a letter seeking to be ex
cu-tcil. This the counsel for Ram Chan
dra consented to do provided a booklet
written by Bryan entitled "British
Rule In India" be admitted in evi
donee. To this the prosecution agreed
but later the defendant insisted he must
have Hrraa on the stand to furnikh
important details of testimony and a
nei-ond subpoena was isaued anil served
at Little Rock.
Bryan Must Respond
'Bryan muat respond to the second
mihpoena if service on him can he
had," it was said at United Htaten
Maridial James B. Holohan's office.
A. wording to Chandra, McGowan
agreed to the withdrawal of the fir hi
Bryan subpoena , without consulting
the wishes of the principal Hindoo
defendants. Chandra, the Goverr
ment contends, was the leader of n
I. mid of Hindoos who undertook the
l.ihk of organizing 8000 of his coun
tryiucn up and down the Pari tic
Coast in 1913 to return to India and
participate in a revolution to throw
off the yoke of British dominion.
Defense Need Commoner
Chandra justifies his activities, it
is said, on humanitarian grounds aud
expects Bryan to prove his aceusa
Hons of mistreatment of Hindoos hv
Great Britain. Chandra' defense will
he made after the defense of Louis
T. Hengstler, former attorney for the
Herman Consulate in San Francisco, i
in. Hengstler will follow Harry J.
Had Earned Promotion By Long
and Distinguished Service
and In Two Wars
BALTIMORE, April ft ( Associated
PresM)--Rear Admiral John D. Ford,
I S. N., retired, died here yesterday,
lined ' euty eight.
Admiral Ford served with distinc
tion during the Civil War and during
the Spanish American War, taking part
in a number of the important naval en
unjjementH in the former conflict and
lienig with Admiral Dewey in the de
struction of the Spanish fleet at Ca
itc. Following the Battle of Manila
B.i.v he wan advanced In his grade as
commodore "for eminent and con
sieuoiiH conduct in battle."
He entered the navy aa third assist
ant engineer in '.802. During the Civil
War he took part lu the recapture of
Baton KmiKe and the battle of Mobile
May. He was fleet engineer of the
Pacific Fleet when the war with Spain
was declared. He wa retired in 1902,
I. ut continued on duty as inspector of
machinery and ordnance at Sparrow 'a
Point. Maryland, until 1008. He was
the author of a Lumber of professional
.ners ami of a book, "Aa American
Cruiser in the iCast. "
w. a. a.
WASHINGTON, April 8 ( Associa
ted Push) Delegate Kajanianaole to
day' introduced a resolution appropriat
ing 50,000 for a fish hatchery iu Ho
nolulu. Hi- also introduced a resolution to
ivc Hawaii the same right as the
States to participate in federal funds
tor ut-atioiial education.
Hart, Hun Francisco broker, who
proliahly will eonclud his cross
eianiiustiou at the hands of United
btates District Attorney John W. Pres
ton todav.
Fears Menace of Japanese
Action and Great Excitement
Prevails In Moscow Following
Receipt of First News
Representatives of United States,
Great Britain and France Are
Told Only Solution Is Immedi
ate Withdrawal
(Associated Press) Land
ing of Japanese and British,
forces, especially those of; the
Japanese, in Vladivostok has
created the most intense excite
ment in Moscow, despatches re
ceived last night told.
All of Friday night from early
evening until after daylight, the
commissaries were in . session.
The foreign commissioner ' sum
moned the American, French and
British representatives and pro
tested to them emphatically. He
said the only solution offered was
the immediate withdrawal of the
landing forces. ; :
The representatives of the
three .other cputitrics thought, the
situation was not jcrjtjeat but was ,
purely .(ocal- andwatvonly. tem- A
porarjr. in Jts'4UlSttrfei,.;-i
Russian papers generally fear
that the action taken at Vladivos
tok is only the ; first step in an
intended Japanese occupation of
The Siberian workmen and sol
diers council has organized a Red
Guard like that of Russia to send
to Vladivostok and to guard the
railway. "
Bolsheviki are . now on the way
to Irkutsk to urge the Bolsheviki
here to adopt harsher measures,
nrmxa nrr adb Caucasus
Turkish foreeo are reported to bo In
vading tho Caucasus for tho pnrpooo of
taking over tho territory which lo
granted to Turkey by tho Breet-Iit-ovsk
Report of tho landing of Japanese v
and British naval, forces at Vladivos
tok, following tho killing of a Japan
ese officer and tho wounding of several
other Japanese, promise to cause tho
state department considerable concern.
Assuming as correct tho story of
lawless conditions in Vladivostok, tho
consular reports of Japanese killed,
supplemented by evidence that tho
Bolsheviki are either powerless or un
willing to punish tho guilty persons,
and afford protection to foreigners,
officials her believe that tho United
State can not withhold full approval
of the action of tho Japanese and
The American consul at Vladivostok
has reported the landing of British
naval forces following similar actios
by tho Japanese.- c Additional advloe
say that fifty British sailor woro
landed to guard the British consulate.
The Japanese landing force has been
increased to 850 men.
MnrxsozEs teoublb
It i reported hero that tho Jap
anese diplomat! representative at Vol
ogda, where Ambassador Francis and
other diplomats went after leaving Pe
troled, ha communicated with M.
Tchitcherin, Russian foreign minlater,
minimising the seriousness of the ac
tion of the Japanese naval forces ia
landing at Vladivostok.
The Japanese say that the action
was purefy local, and that Admiral
Kato waa acting on hi own initia
tive, without instruction from the
Japanese government. It I reported
M. Tchitcherin is skeptical a to this
Russian warships have been sunk by
their commander off the southern
coast of Finland to prevent them from
falling into tho hands of the German.
They were blowa up after the Gorman
warshipa had fired on them, says a
Stockholm despatch. Three of the
Russian vessel sunk war battleships.
W. I. .1.
(Associated Press) Col. William
Guthrie of the 809th Engineers, died
today of pneumonia.
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