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man leaders foresee menace to their
power in such unrest was indicated
in reports of various efforts to pla
cate by promises.
BRITISH ARE USING A" WEDGE
FRENCH DRIVE SLOWS UP
London, March 30. It was upon
formation of British wedge into Ger
man positions that interest in west
ern front fighting centered today.
Field Marshal Haig's troops, still
advancing and fighting with such
fast moving forces as cavalry and
armored cars, were driving a steel
point at SL Quentin, supposedly one
of main defense points in Hinden
burg's new line. Four more towns
were in British hands today and
front dispatches indicated no let-up
in forward movement by British or
retrograde tactics of Germans, al
though fighting is becoming increas
Movement on French front has
slowed up suddenly. Artillery is be
ing called into play, indicating very
close approach to German main de
fense. Berlin, via Sayville Wireless. En
countering stronger British forces,
German troops northeast of Peronne
and north of Roseil gave way on line
from Ruyalcourt to Sorel. Elsewhere,
particularly at points near Neuville
and Margival and east of Neuville SL
Vaast, Franco-British attacks were
Canadian regiment attacked Ger
man position east of Neuville St.
Vaast four times during night and.
each time was repulsjed under heavy
losses, leaving some prisoners.
Paris No important activity on
western front detailed in official
Petrograd. Russian attacks with
asphyxiating gas and bombardment
of enemy trenches with chemical
shells principal activity on northern
front in region of KJoldovetchL
Miami, Fla. Wm. J. Bryan urges
arbitration of U-boat acts.
WAR BREAK NEWS
Washington. War department
this afternoon ordered out Georgia
artillery, battery A; 23d and 47th
N. Y. national guard, and Squadron
A, N. Y. cavalry.
Niagara Falls, N. Y. Three shots
fired from Canadian side Whistled by
Private eHssing, guardsman on duty
at Hydraulic Power- Co. on river
New York. Jewish regiment will
be raised here by Sam! Untermyer
and other Hebrew financiers in the
event of war.
Washington. Police refused per
mission for Emergency Peace Fed.'s
parade planned for Monday and for
local patriotic parade Saturday.
Copenhagen. 22 neutrals brought
to Germany as prisoners on com
merce raider Moewe, including one
New Orleans, La. Cablegram to
agents here said Portuguese ship
Argo, 1,488 tons, had been topedoed
and sunk. Had nine American ne
groes in crew. Message did not tell
where sunk or fate of crew.
DEMOCRATS RENOMINATE OLD
OFFICERS OF HOUSE
Washington, March 30. Demo
crats ofthe house caucused today
with 33 members absent and renom
inated by acclamation all of the old
officers of the house.
Representative Gallivan of Massa-'
-chusetts, leading Democrat "hold
out," was one of the absentees.
Representative Shackelford, Mis
souri, nominated Champ Clark for
speaker. The whole caucus, accord
ing to members, was a love feast,
with no sign of dissension.
ROBBED OF $39
Geo. Zenner, ' employe of Wells
Printing Co., 2501 Dearborn, was
sent to cash check for $39. Met man
who lured him under "L" structure
at 25th st and took' money from him