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GERMANS LOOT THE AMERICAN
RELIEF SUPPLY HOUSES
With French Armies Advancing
From Moyon to Chauny.and Tero
nier, March 22. Retreating German
troops sacked even supply houses of
American relief commission to leave
French civilian inhabitants utterly
without food. They took every ves
tige' of every metal in French villages
and their policy of insensate destruc
tion marked practically every house
in territory which they evacuated.
But if Germans hoped by utter de
vastation to stem tide of French ad
vance against them they were dis
appointed. French advance has been
so rapid that in many cases theV have
arrived at towns and villages hours
before Germans had planned to
evacuate them. ,
London. German retreat on west
ern front was coming to standstill
today as French and British troops
reached points near "Hindenburg
line." Meanwhile dispatches from
front indicated tremendous scope of
forward movement of allied armies.
The rapid and close' pursuit of the
Germans by Gen. Neville's forces ad
vancing over a devastated country is
surprising to even officials.
Berlin, via Sayville Wireless.
Aeroplane directed by Prince Fried
erich Karl of Prussia has not re
turned from raid over hostile lines
between Arras and Peronne.
With the British Armies Afield.
' Horror of German retreat grew when
it became known Teutons at Ropy le
Petit collected about 200 old people
and children, in addition to the usual
population of the place, and then de
liberately shelled the village. Num
ber of these defenseless, innocent
people were killed.
Berlin, via Sayville Wireless.
"In district on both sides of the
Somme and Oise clashes of advanced
detachments resulted favorably to
us," official statement declared.
Paris. Despite vigorous defense
by Germans, French forces have oc
cupied several more villages north of
Soissons in forward sweep.
WAR BREAK BRIEFS
Boston. Attempt to blow up the
house of Dr. Hugh Cabot, now in
France in charge of Harvard medical
unit, made on night of Jan. 29. Kept
secret until today.
London. Understood that Dutch
government will not allow armed
American merchantmen in Dutch
New York; Women's section of
Mayor Mitchel's committee on na
tional defense urges women to dress
economically and practically with no
regard for style, as country may be
called upon at any minute to make
Washington. Civil service com
mission listing skilled workmen who
would be willing to work in .navy
yards and arsenals in case they were
Nrfw' York. First naval hospital
base, of American Red Cross, Brooke
lyn, told to hold itself in readiness
for active service.
Baltimore. Gov. Harrington orders
odt two companies of militia to
guard railroad bridges over Susque
hanna river at Havre de Grace.
Albany. New York assembly by
135 to 8 vote urges congress to pass
universal training legislation.
Boston. 250 enlist in navy in a
A. F. OF L. PROTESTS
Washington, March 22. Declar
ing court had gone out of its way to
express reactionary assertion of its
opinion, Pres. Gompers and Sec'y
Morrison of the American Fed. of
Labor have presented Att'y Gen.
Gregory with a protest against the
declaration of the supreme court in
the Adamson law decision that the
right of railroad employes to strike is
limited by public interest.