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ing continued move forward of Gen.
Great German defensive positions'
dominating Nauroy and Moronvil
liers were captured in this sweep
east of Rheims. Smashing blows
north of Vailly and Ostel gained
'more ground northeast of Soissons.
Desperate German attempts to cre
ate diversions elsewhere along front
failed. All German counter-attacks
on ground newly wrested from them
in St. Quentln to Rheims front sig
Around St Quentin, Gen. Nivelle
reported great activity of artillery. It
may possible be precursor of another
tremendous infantry assault there
which will sweep the town, long
menaced, into French hands.
Berlin, via London. French at
tacks in great offensive with ambi
tious objects have so far failed to at
tain those ends, although some tac
tical advantage has been gained by
"On Tuesday night," war office re
ported, "local attack near Fraye sUs
ceeded. Near Ville Aux Bois, where
our position became unsuitable, we
established our forces to rear of line
of fortifications. Attacks at Chemin
Des Dames and especially violent
ones near Craonne sanginarily
Amsterdam. German Generals
Kaempf, Tolle and Von Bondungin
have been retired and pensioned, ac
cording to Berlin advices.
Amsterdam. No German subma
rine is now in western half of Atlan
tic, according to official announce
ment made in Berlin.
London. More allied hospital ships
have been sunk by German subma
rines, Chancellor of the Exchequer
Bonar Law announced. He said de
tails pf additional sinkings would be
made public later.
Mysterious copper wire, 1,100 feet
long, found running fi'bm swamp to
plant of American Bridge Co., Gary.
Foderal agents probiag.
CHICAGO WAR NEWS
Marshall Field will enlist' today, he
Illinois coal is now being used to
Harvard Club of Chicago favors se- f)
leotive draft. '
3,000 school boys to parade
through loop today.
5,000 trained workers, mechanics,
etc., needed by army.
Illinois now leading in recruiting.
Pennsylvania second. N
Second Presbyterian church of
Oak Park endorsed war. ,
Militia recruits showing gpod
marksmanship in target practice.
4,000 have applied for commissions
as aviators. School can only handle
75 at time.
Univ. of Chicago students who pass
as army officers will receive gradua
First infantry needs 114 men to
take places of married men who
were mustered out
Measles, pneumonia and spinal
meningitis cases at Great Lakes
training station under control.
1,000 men seeking to be members
of officers' reserve corps which is to
begin training at Fort Sheridan.
County Oom'r Frank Ragen, now
in Washington, offered U. S. use of .
Cook County hospital during war.
Dry Chicago Federation presented
plea to mayor o close saloons dur
ing war. Mayor thinks it's up to cit -a
Mayor Thompson has, called cen
ference of Illinois mayors for April
27. Will discuss plans to fight high
cost of living.
Capt. Kenny, in charge of army re
cruiting, says he .will be able to ship
two trainloads of recruits a day to
Walter L. Wilson, ass't paster
Waveland av. Congregatiorial church,
resigned to go back to Alton, 111., and
work farm. Believes tye can be nt
more valut to country that wax