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Haig Starts Drive “All Along Line
Save for Country and Self •a vs yetir tint* ind yeur syta by reeding The Tlmee. Teree tty Is; the whole otery on one page; net a superfluous Ilea on any page Large type* SEVENTEENTH YEAS. NO. 177. BBB| hbß3| H I B B I I I B : H I H■. : H I I H 11 ■ / I . J k , • SMASHING BLOWS OB BOTH SIDES OF BIKER SCARPE HERALD EXTEHSIQN OF FBANCO-BBITISH OFFENSIVE Week To See Great Events In West, Is Promise DRIVE AS YET ’ ONLY STARTED Serious Disaster To Teutons Confidently Predicted LONDON. April 23—Over a wide * front oq both aides of the R;ver v Scarpe, Field Marshal Hal* early today rssumed Ihe Brftlah drive with a tremendously forceful at tack “We attacked at dawn thla morn in* on both banka of the Scarpe and made satisfactory progress," he re ported "South of the Rapaurm • < ambral rods we captured the re mainder of the vflla*e of Treecault and durtn* the <il*bt sained the greater part of the Havrlncourt wood. "The Scarpe attack waa over a wide front.” lx>ndon haJled Haig's report an Indicative of resumption of the gen eral British offensive While th*re has been no abatement In the pres sure around I>en* and on the Cam hrai St. Quentin line durtn* the past week, nevertheless It waa felt here that tha Franco British atrate *iral plana contemplated alter nate amaahea in force between the Hal* and Ntvelle armies While the French army waa maklnx lla terrific assault on the Solaaona- Atiberlve front, the British aelied the time to consolidate the position* they won In the Brat smashing dr'v* and durln* the week have more or leas confined their offenalvln* to smashing drives suddenly executed nt scattered points. • Now .however, weeordtwa M» mill • tsry experts’ belief, the British army has started Its concerted. aH nlong the-front offensive, forclnx Hindenburg to concentrate his re rerve* In opposition and permitting the French In turn to consolidate ihelr positions, bring tip more gure. and get a breathing spell. The thrust along the Scarpe was regarded as anew development In tie Allied offerßve I* now Beaching out foi-ce to ward Douai. fXilay r statement did not definitely locate exactly where Haig’s Mow on both hanks of the Scarpe was delivered, but it was probably near Fampoux Famponx to about eight miles southsest of Douai By mbs nr WOOD # (|l«Ff Correspondent United Press 1 WITH THE FRENCH ARM 188 IN THE FlfflA April 23 —Germany has Just gone thru the most disas trous week for her In the history of the war. . Today, ob the seek * anniversary of the great French drive, the French army staff permits me to aay that the coming seven days are likely to unfold more clearly the na ture of t|te Franca British offensive. The fighting which *« now ta ore* ress la of tremendously vital im portance. Since Monday a week ago when the great French ' offensive began. General Ntvelle’a forces have ac complished this; Capture of more than 100 guns from the Germans Taking ot lu.OOO GefftAlT pri* oners Retaking of 20 large village*— not Including hamlet* Retaking of about t*r square mites of French territory. Inflicted losses in killed, wounded snd missing on the Germans con servatively estimated at 100.000 Two great battles were raging to day. One is along the Chemin dee Dames—" The ladles’ Road” —dom tnating Iwon and the plateau; the other around Moronvillers heights, dominating the Northern Cham pagne plains. Altbo the French attacks are against the two strongest positions held by the Germans on the entire western front,’ General Nivelle's men have already won strong foot holds. Moreover they are enlarging these footholds. The fighting which was in prog ress todsy supersedes In Importance any actions on the entlr# western front. At any moment newer and* more important situations may be created While the German disaster of the past week has been tremendous, nevertheless the weeks fighting Is only the first stage of an entire ac tion planned by the French. The Alsne t'hampagne front comprises only one portion of the greet Fran co-British offensive That offensive now extends over at least 126 miles Every operation undertaken on the vast front Is Interrelated BOMBS WRECK BUILDINGS IN CHICAGO CHICAGO, April 23labor (roubles were believed today to have been responsible for two bomb explosions last night. Seventy five guests In the New Oarfleld hotel. on\ the south side, were thrown from , their bods when a bomb at the rear of the building wrecked a row of stores on the first floor. Michael J. Boyle, former bus iness agent for the electrical work ers' union, recently convicted of conspiracy with 10 other men and sentenced to the Bridewell for ore year. Is one of the owners of the hotel. One man-was slightly hurt when A bomb exploded la the basemen* of a 12-story apartment building on Sheridan rd Fielding Marshall, the owner, said be had had trouble with the Janitors’ union. ' EXPLOSION RENDS WILHELMSHAVEN AMSTERDAM. April 21. A tre rnendoua explosion at WHbetms haven Friday wrecked many build- ( tugs snd caused damage for miles • round, according to reports reach ing here today Wllhelmshaven Is sa Important Oenn*n wavy ba«* j DETROIT TIMES TURKS AID GERMANS ON WESTFRONT Are Rushed To Fill Gaps In Ranks of Kaiser’s Men PEACE ACTIVITY STIRS BERLIN Socialists’ Leaders Warn Against Too Much Optimism BY ARTHUR E HAW (Staß Corresp maent United Press.) COPENHAGEN. April 23—Berlin Is thronged with Turkish troops in route to the western front and stirred by Socialist pence talk, ac cording to Information from the German capital reaching here today Despite the bolstering of the west ern front revealed as necessary by the drawing in of Turkish forces. •he Berlin public is being fed on stories by the Berlin newspapers and the German staff. All information from Berlin tndi cates tacit encouragement If not ac tive aid extended the Socialist peace efforts by the German government. The atm Is encouragement of the peace party among the Russian Bo rlallsta The German Socialists are also aiding the government in de nouncing the general strike. Reports of the meeting of the general committee of the German Serial democratic party, received to day, quoted Philip Feheidemann as declaring; "We attempted connec tion with neutrals and with the Russian Scoialists, but the newspa pers made our work difficult. Our effort 1s toward general peace But • f peace Is Impossible we shall ner essarlty accept a separate Rut we should not be too optimis tic ’* All dispatches emphasised the wide split between the two Social ist factions- fhp Seheldemann branch, now devoting Its energies to peace work, and the minority faction, now concentrating on de mand for democrat itlng of Ger many’s government and on further •u* the general strike. There has been t\ great Influx of Germans to Copenhagen recently, and the American legation has been extremely busy in anti spy work A number of German spies have been discovered here trying to go to America. All have been cloaelv watched and none permitted to sail Prlnflvw— tS# vt aln west bin*—Kfeat li HfSt—-Tlan Jvb —Main wi* MONDAY, APRIL 2S* 1917. Insurgent Kansan Wins Over Eastern Women for Provident of the D. A. R. cMBI t» » (* pT 1 w v nßu <-f ijhiPK §|| A Jrtfew.-- M ■ 111111k * ,ju l I - m n ‘mm. v» b W Mr,. ctORCf TMATTfIfR GU2 oNst> Mrs. George Thatcher Guernsey of Kansas, is ihe new president of the Daughters of the American Revolution, after h spirited and acrimonious fight In the national convention at Washington, in which she defeated the eastern contingent led by Mrs W’dltani Cummings Story of New York, the retiring president general. The eastern women had put up Mrs. James Hamilton Lewis, wife of the senator from Illinois, as thelr'randidate. but Mrs. Guernsey won at the last moment and her whole ticket went in with her. NEGRO TRIES TO KILL POLICEMEN Only Failure of Revolver To Work Save* Lives of Two Officers A Negro highwayman. In the act of holding up a man at Jftearon and Beaublen-ata. Sunday night, attempted to shoot down Pa trolmen Renjamln Walentowin and Herman Frey In resisting arrest. He pulled the trigger of a 31-cailber revolver four times on the officers but none of the cartridges exploded In disarming the Negro, *ne patrol men used their night sticks freelv. beating him so badly that he had to be taken to Receiving hospital, where he waa confined Monday un der police guard. His condition Is not serious. The patrolmen came arros* th»> Negro as he was holding up Edward Forbes, No. 1012 Gratiot a>e. As they grabbed hi mhe press-d his r* volver against W'alentowlc* and pulled the trigger. Frey struck him on the head with his night stick Wheeling, the highwayman turn'd his pistol on the second officer The Negro gave his nan*- as Wil Ham Hewitt. Four cartridges from his revolver all show trigger mark« Prominent New York society wo men with country homes on Island have organised a romprehen slve movement for agricultural pre pa redness. CALAIS SHELLED BY GERMANS Destroyers, Returning From Attempt On Dover, Bom bard French Coast ' April . 2.l,—German de- Btroyers Bafurday flred 100 shells into this city and the surrounding country, It became known today. Some civilians were killed, but no military damage was done. It la believed that the German de atroyera were part of the flotilla which attempted a raid on Dover and which wan repulaed with the loaa of two veßaela by the X* l*h naval defenee. LONDON, April *3—The admir alty officially deniee the German report that a British vessel wan sunk In the engagement off Dover Saturday. GASOLINK LETS GO. KILLING ONE FTed ('roaieT. 872 Benltoeau-at.. was burned to death' and Adolph Kaiser, 28, No. 712 lveMa> nve., wan perhaps fatally seared Sunday morn tng In a gasoline explosion at the Hudson Motor compan). 'I he latter If In Receiving hospital. The paid, plumbers, were working in the gas oline room when *he blast occurred Coroner Rothacher is attempting to aacertaln its cause. rrlatlac—th» slain neat hint— that la rl«ht —TTwaaa Jet D**t.— Wala tax BALFOUR AND PARTY ESTABLISHED IN WASHINGTON; WILL BE GUESTS I OF PRESIDENT AND LANSING TODAY 88. VANCE PLEADS FOR DRY NATION Says Prohibition Would Increase Efficiency of Fighting Force THINKS CONGRESS WILL ACT SOON Pleading that the nation indorse prohibition as a war measure, the Rev. Joseph A. Y’ance. pastor of the First Presbyterian church, Sun day night expounded three reasons Tor asking a dry country at this particular time. He argued that prohibition would Increase the effi ciency and fighting ability es our forces, that It would aid greatly in the conservation of the food supply, snd that better health for those en gaged in war work would result. ’’Prohibition Is only a common sense step to win the war," said Dr Vanre “If this country raises an army of 1,000,b00 men. that will only be one for each 100 persons. I be lieve that the demand for national prohibition by July l will be so great that congress must heed the de mand. There should be prohibition both at home and at the front." I)r. Vance also spoke for increas ed production of foodstuffs. Inss much as the United States had not made good Its boast that It could feed the world At the close of the «enrtre the I congregation unanimously went on record in favor of wartime prohib. j Mon. In his final sermon In the North Woodward ave Preshvterlan church the Rev. W. H Wray Boyle gave voice to patriotic sp-erh th«» brought forth applsuee He said "It Is the duty of every American to accept the nation's institution end work for her higher destiny T<> recognixe any other flag than th*' Btarw snd Stripes from the AtlanM to the pactfle and fmm Canada to our aouthern confines i« in commit treason " Tit concluding. Dr Boyle urged »h< congregation to he steadfast both in church work snd In loyult> to the nation Dr Frank H. Foster, of Olivet col lege speaking In the rirst Congr* cations! church deplored national worship of material sucoeca with ut ter disregard of all other consider aMons This brought *he moral downfall of Germany he -aid Thl" materialism !« playing too great n part In the life of this country also, he said. "Germany Is a menace to the civ dilution of the world, and Its power must be broken " were his conclud ing word* 60 WOUNDED MEN SLAIN BY TORPEDO Admiralty Give® De tails of Hospital Ships' Sinking GERMANS BREAK FOR LIFE BOATS LONDON. April IS.—Mails of the staking of the British hospital ships rsonnegal and Lanfranc by German submarines were made pub lic by the admiralty iaat night. Twenty-nine of the Donnegal’t wounded and 12 of her crew were missing. From the Lanfranc. which carried German as well as British wounded, 19 British and 16 Germans penahed Both ships were sunk on April 17. The report declared that when the Lanfranc was struck a number of the leas severely wounded Ger man soldiers, belonging to the Prus sian guard, made a rush for the boats and when ordered to await their turn knelt on the deck implor ing pity. Later, the official report says, a number of them succeeded In throwing themselves into a boat containing a number of more seri ously wounded men which was im mediately overturned The British wounded who were able to walk lined up along the deck and waited until the "atrrtch er cases” had hecn placed in the bos t s "One hundred and fifty two Ger man 'prisoners’* % the report says, "were saved by our patrol vessels at the imminent risk of «Ma k by German aubrnann* s.” ASKS DEATH FOR FOOD SPOILERS Illinois Solon Launches Drastic War Measure In l/esrislature CHICAGO, April 23 The death penalty for "food destroyers” will be asked In a law to be Introduced into the Illinois state legislature h> Representative Gu> G ’ernsey, of Chlrago It will hr a wir measure only. Injury or destruction of water plants, destruction of food depots, warehouses spoiling food “Upplies by use of kerosene or obstruction of transportation of milk or foodstuffs would come under the wops of the proposed legislation SrtitlM—ike plats saat UsO «Mt k itfkl—Tlsiaa Jak Daft/—®W NOON IN DETROIT: ONE CENT. Here To Adviae U. Against War MB takes to CTTEBRrnaa j Distinguished Visiters Given Hearty Welcome BY OBOROM BARTTtL (Mtaff Corr—ponden: !7tsdMg Bm) WASHINGTON, April tk—URB land and the IThlced 9tstsa toßtf thru high war hands here to frame AmM part In the greatest war In kMOff. Previous utterances of Secretary Arthur J. Balfour. hang of the Briti*h r mmission, and af Prealdeot Wilson - ryatalThse the co operative conference which bagtm as a world wide rrmtinoatlaa of America’s battle for freedom bsgn In me. Welcomed hare with an sotium tlon worthy of king*. but wttd hi a manner wholly democratic, the British com ml ml on ers wtU meat Secretary of State Lanatng today and will then see President WOhom Their mission Is not one at im celvfng: rather It is one of They would have America proit hr England's mistakes and they pro pose to show the chiefs of naval, military, aeronautic, supply and dtp lomatlc corps. lust how America msy tread the wisest path. Wit lie Balfour visits Wilson and [.anstne. other members will call upon leaders of their own branch of service. It will be a day of greeting, hot h i ness starts at once and within a day or ♦wo the mission wttl be deep in consulfiition with American chieftains. Tomorrow night the mission wilt be ruesia of cabinet heads, Bal* Arrives In U. S. For War Council x Ju „ < % t * jjjii ARTHUR 7. BALFOUR- Accompanied by aides Mr, Haltoer* I the Bntiah foreign secretary, has ] arrived in Washington to aitaag • j war council of the Allla*.