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MISSOULA, MONTANA, TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 30, 1918.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Allies Stand Like Wall of Granite
SENATEPASSES
BILL TO PERMIT
REORGANIZATION
„ .
Overman Measure Receives
Heavy Majority After
Hard Fight.
OPPONENTS GIVE IN
ON FINAL BALLOTS
Act Gives President Wider
lowers in Handling War
Agencies of Nation.
Washington, ApnU 29.—Rejecting
t'1 a*endm««its designed to limit the
pi esident'« Autboritv the senate late
today passed, the Overman lull with
its general grant of power for the ex
ecutive fg, coordinate and reorganize
government departments and other
agencii.y, during the war.
The -vote on the measure, which now
goes to the house, was 63 to 13, many
senators who opposed the administra -
tlor In the long fight over proposed
(•■f.endincnts joining the majority when
the test came on final passage.
Only one Democrat, Senator Heed
of Missouri, voted against the bill.
Ttepublieans who voted against it were
Rrandegeu, Cummins, Dillingham,
J-Tance, (iailinger, Harding, Johnson
cf California, Knox, Poindexter, Sher
man, Stirling and Sutherland.
Vote for tho Bill.
Those voting for the bill were;
l>emocruts Ashurst, Bankhead,
ï'-fckham, Chamberlain, Culberson,
I 1 letelicr, Oerry. Guion. Hardwick.
Henderson, Jones of New Mexico,
King, Kirby, Lewis, McKellur, Martin,
flyers, Nugent, Overman, Phelan,
3'lttman, i'omerene, Saulsbury, Shaf
ts Ih, Sheppard. Shields,. Simmons,
Smith of Arizona, Smith of Georgia,
Smith of Maryland, Smith of South
Carolina, Swanson, Thomas, Thomp
son, Tillman, Trammell, Underwood,
"Varüaman, Walsh, Williams and Wol
cott—41.
Uepublieans—Halrd, Borah, Colt.
Curtis, Kail, Frolinghuysen, Hale, |
.tones of Washington, Kellogg, Lon
root, McCumber, McLean, MeNary,
Nelson, New, Morris, Page, Smoot.
Townsepd, Warren, Watson and
Weeks— 32.
Total for 63. **
Republicans All Fouyht Bill.
Nearly all of the 22 Republicans
■voting to pass the bill bad, before the
final roll call, supported amendments
to circumscribe the president's power
generally to war functions. Those who
continued their opposition to the
finish have based their attitude on the
argument that the bill confers un
necessary autocratic powers upon the
president and is unconstitutional.
Administration leaders championed
the measure consistently and would
not agree to any amendments limiting
the president's authority.
The only amendments added in the
senate were accepted by Senator Over
man, in charge of the bill. One, by
Wem» tor Wadsworth of New York, Re
publican. would authorize the presi
dent to centralize authority over the
aviation program in one executive of
ficer, and another, by Senator Jones,
Republican of Wahington, limits the
effect of reorganizations made under
the bill to six months instead of one
year after the war.
Exetnds Wide Authority.
As passed by the senate, the meas
ure authorizes the prekident "to make
euch redistributton of functions qtnong
executive agencies as he may deem
necessary*' and to "utilize, co-ordinate
and cousolidate any executive and ad
ministrative commissions, bureaus,
agencies, offices or officers now ex
isting by law, or to transfer any duties
ei powers from one existing depart
ment or to transfer the personnel
thereof."
These powers, however, "shall be
exercised only in matters relating to
the conduct of the present war."
The measure also prolvdes that if
the president believes any agency
should be abolished he shall report to
congress, and congress will arrange
for transfer of appropriations in unv
«■organization, limiting their expendi
ture to the purposes specified by con
gress.
Barly consideration of the bill in tlie
house is planned by administration
leaders.
TRY BONNET ROUGE EDITORS.
Paris. April 29.—The trial opened
here today of persona involved in the
affairs of the Bonnet Rouge, a news
paper said to hare German financial
backing and to have been engaged in
propaganda for the enemy.
Yesterday was a perfect summer day.
There was plenty of heat to make one
wun . t to s '' ,,k Ui, -' simay spots and long
The Weather I
Forecast—Fair Tuesday and
Wednesday; warmer in east por
tion Tuesday.
LOCAL OBSERVATIONS.
74 Minimum
38 At 6 p. m.
for the cool breezes. Straw hats Iihv
not yet appeared in force, hut a few
more days like yesterday and the Pana
mas will be resurrected from winter
storage.
DEATH BETTER THAN
RETURN TO GERMANY
Douglas, Isle of Man, April 29.
—Frederick lirandauer, a wealthy
pen manufacturer, has committed
suicide in a German detention
camp rather than return to Ger
many. Brandauer had lived In
Kngland for 30 years, but bis
naturalization had lapsed.
U. S. GRAIN SUPPLY
DECREASING FAST
New York, April 29.—The visible
supply of American and bonded
grain shows the following changes:
Wheat, decreased 423,000 bush
els; corn, decreased 789,000 bush
els, oats, increased ,723,000 bush
els; rye, decreased 6,000 bushels;
barley, decreased 1.277,000 bushels.
SHIPBUILDERS RUSH
BOATS INTO WATER
Washington, April «9. —Amor lean
»liipbuilders have responded to tho
shipping- board's urgent demand for
speed in production. In the \veo|<
ending today they launched 41,1.05
tons making a total of 1,405,000
Ä» us since the building program
got under way. Nearly 50,000 tons
of completed ships were delivered
during the week.
TREAT PRO-GERMANS
TO WHIPS AND TAR
Walnut Ridge, Ark., April 29.—B. .1.
French and Charles Franke, W. B.
Duncan and G. B. Griffin, who were
in jail here charged with violation of
the espionage u«-t, were carried from
jail by a mol) here late tonight,
whipped, tarred and feathered, anil
given orders to leave the vicinity at
once. Mis. It. I.. Van Hoesen of
Thayer. Mo., arrested witli the men,
was not molested
JAIL JAMES DURKIN
FOR FEDERAL TRIAL
' Butte, April 29.—Alleged distri
bution of hand bills entitled,
"camouflage of patriotism'' by
James Durkin resulted tonight in
Durkin's arrest with the under
standing that ills ease will be tak
en before the federal authorities.
The circular said to have l>een dis
tributed by Durkin bears at its top
the title. "Official Bulletin, Butte
Branch No. 800, M. M. W. I. U."
XENOPHON WILFLEY
MISSOURI SENATOR
St. Ivon is, April 29.—Xenophon
I\ WHfley, member of the St.
Lou is board of election commis
sioners and prominent Democrat
of Missouri, tonight was tc-ndertsi
by Governor « lard rar the seat in
the United Slates senate vacated
recently by the death of Senator
W. J. Stone. Wiifrey announced lie
would accept the appointment
ami l< ft for Jefferson City to con
fer with the governor.
U. S. MAY DEPORT
I. W. W. PRISONERS
Yakima. April 29.—Officials of
the United Stales immigration de
partment today began an inquiry at
the county jail here into the ques
Iton cf deporting 20 alien I. W. W.
prisoners who have been in cus
tody here for some time. The of
ficials refused to give any state
ment regarding the hearing, say -
ing that Attorney General Gregory
had directed that "no publicity
whatever" be given the I. W. W.
cases. A Seattle attorney for the
defendants is resisting deportation.
U. S. AUTHORIZES
PUN TO ASSIST
MENT ALIENS
Switzerland and Sweden to
Extend Relief to Needy
Enemy Citizens.
SANCTION WAS NOT
REQUIRED OF NATION
"Accords With Spirit With
Which We Entered War."
Says Lansing.
Washington, April 29. With the ap
proval and co-operutiuu of the Ameri
can government, the legations of .Switz
erland and Sweden, representing re
spectively German and Austro-Hungar
ian Interest, bave undertaken to direct
relief work* among indigent enemy
aliens throughout the lulled States.
Relief work is to la- extended to the
needy families of interned aliens di
rect from the legation funds, while to
aid law-abiding enemy aliens who have
suffered on account of their status a
national committee of Americans is tu
be organized to co-operate witli the
legations and their consular offices.
Secretary Ionising announced the De
rangement in this statement;
"In the Interests of safety and wel
fare of Ibis country, il has been found
necessary from time to time to restrict
the movements arid fields of employ
ment of enemy aliens, in some euses
these restrictions have worked hard
ships on enemy aliens* who, in all re
spects, have show n themselves friendly
to the United States, but who. owing to
the accident of birth and war condi
tions, have been unable to change their
•status us such and have of necessity
become objects of churlty. Likewise
the families of those enemy aliens
whom tiie government deerna it advis
able to intern are often deprived of
(heir means of livelihood and they also
■ome dependent on the charily of
others.
U. S. Approves Move.
In order to meet this condition tin
legation of .Switzerland and Hu* legation
f .Sweden, in charge respectively of
German and Austro-Hungarian inl«-r
sts in the United States, have, with
the approval and co-operation of till«
government, undertaken to systematize
and supervise all the relief that may la
given to needy enemy aliens, wtiere
• and however situated, throughout
the country. Jn the case of the in
terned enemy aliens arid their families
the legations have agreed to supply all
the relief from their own funds, limit
ing siji-ii relief to what is found after
careful investigation to be tile essential
minimum.
Citizens to Co-Operate.
The ease of the law-abiding enemy
aliens lias presented a more complex
problem. This it is proposed to meet
by tin- formation of a national com
mittee composed of American citizens,
which, in co-op« ration with the lega
tions of Switzerland and Sweden and
the consuls under their jurisdiction,
will investigate all cases of distress
among this class and will control the
collection and distribution of all funds
that may be subscribed for tie- purjsiSe
of their relief. It will, of course, have
local committees working under it
wherever the need of such committee»
is felt, and will render accounts of its
activities to the proper authorities.
"I feel confident that the intelligent
and controlled relief of enemy aliens in
distress In accordance with the pro
posed methods is a humanitarian meas
ure in accord with the spirit in which
we have undertaken to carry out this
war."
Not Required by Treaties.
There is no obligation in existing
treaties for such treatment of enemy
aliens as Is proposed. In Germany and
Austria many such have iss u detained
and most of them an- largely depend
nt for support from the food supplie«
sent in through the Red Cross or other
irganlzatlons.
In tlie ease of etc rny aliens who are
now interned the United Htates I» Babb
ler the cost of their maintenance, ay
in the «-H.se of any lawbreaker or sus
p«x;t. Tbe Haifa and Swedish legation*
may supply them witli some small ar
ticles or foods, not provided by the in
ternment camps administration.
The aetlvities of the legations will
not extend In any way to the compara
tively few prisoners of war in this
country. The Hague treaties provide
that tbe cost of their maintenance
shall be assessed against the enemy
countries upon the conclusion of peace.
SUBMARINES REACH HAVANA.
-
Havana, April 29.—Six submarines
built in the United States for
Cbiiean government, are now here.
China Sending
40 % Q00 to War
An Atlantic 1'oiL April 29
Captain Ting Uiila Chen, military
ronn.M-llor tu tlie president of
* hin. I and ills«» to the Chinese min
ister of war. arrived here tod«>
on a F tench steamship. He said Huit
• 'Itinn now is settling troops to
France to figtit for tho allies.
<'»Plain Ting, who is n graduate
of the Fnlted Slates military acad
emy at West Point, for some time
lias been in Kurope us military ob
server in Hie war theater for liis
gin ernment.
He said it is Hie calculation of
tin- I'ekin government to have mi
fewi-i* than 40,000 fighting nieti
with tin- French by early summer.
MISSOULA BOYS
GRADUATE FROM
OFFICERS' CAM*
List of Montanans Includes
Several University Men
Known Here.
heroine
and lleu
t raining
Three Missoula boys Ian
«-tlgllili- fur commissions » .1 ■
tenants at Hie third officers
camp nt ('ani| Lewis, iiee,.i«Jjng to an
official announcement mad«- yesterday.
They arc Arthur ,1. laitzerln, Kdgat
P. lli-id and Leonanl J. Rowley. In
the list are also form« r stuil«-iits at
the State Fnivi-rnlty. among them be
ing George ,11. Abbott, of Mlli-s City,
and William G. Long of Groat Full».
Butze rln was a Htmient in the si-liool
of iouriiaiisin at the State Unlvi-rsity
amt enlisted last spring. latter Io
wan made u sergeant and sent to Camp
Lewis, where he was appointed to tin
officers' training school. He is Hu
ron of Mrs. Albert Butzerln of orchard
Homes. He is here at present on a
furlough.
Former University Student*.
George Abbott was a sto«|ent at the
State University and enlisted shortly
after Hu- outbreak of th«* war. lie
was In tils Junior year. Abbott was
here last week on a furlough.
William Long was a well known
student at tlie State I-Diversity an«l
graduntisi with tin- class of 1917 with
a B. A. degree, ||<> took work In a
law school also and was admitt<»l to
the liar in Helena last spring. At tin
time of ids enlistment in was practic
ing law in Great Falls. II«- was 11
prominent debater an«i during hl» four
years at «-oliegi never lost a debate.
He was also a letter man In track. lie
enlisted last spring.
IT. IT. Annin, of Columbus, who Is
mentioned In tlie list was editor of the
college paper at tlie state College at
Bozeman and took a prominent part j
in athletic» there.
Th« Montana List.
Camp Iatwls, April 29. The names
of students at the third officers' train
ing «-amp who were graduated April
20. and who are eligible for appoint.
(Continued on Pag«.- Two.)
BIKER CONSIDERS PUN
TO INFORM II. S. PUBLIC
Present War Statements Not
Sufficient, He Admits.
Washington, April 2*.—'The whole
question of how the Am- m an public
shall be kept promptly informed as to
army aetlvities both abroad and at
home is under consideration at tin war
department. In making this known to
day H« «.-rotary Baker frankly staled
Hurt the present system ha» proved i-n
Ur«dy unsatisfactory.
Tlie war Hcerrtary would not say
what plans are under considéra lion, but
it is known that the issuing of som<
sort of a daily statement is contem
plated. This is regarded as necessary
now that. American soldiers not only
have taken over several sectors of
trenches in France as individual units,
hut also have lieeti brigaded witli
French and British forces in Picardy,
where the Germans still arc tryit'S to
drive their offensive forward.
LOAM TOTAL INCREASES.
, -
| Washington, April 29.—The treasury
thejiate today reported total Liberty loan
(subscriptions of 12,283,301,830,
YANKEE HEMES
SACK FROM WAR
STIR NEW YORK
Fifty Veterans of Fcrshing's
Army Arrive to Help
IiOan Drive.
MEET 150 POILUS
, WOUNDED AT FRONT
City Goes Wild at Sight of
Soldiers Marching Down
Broadway.
Now
and fiv
moinUot
pin?
win
>rlv. April ÜÎL- Our bumlrod
horoo.s of tin* Kivmh a liny,
of I ho failli him oliaumMirs Al
**orp*. nioknano-d "bhi<- doviLs,"
ihtHoiI lure t«»«In\ und tho 50 vot
'd' « ;« ii# » ;*! | , oi hiinU* army, who
•Mtordny I l oin iivoi'hohn,
rkrrw a wTh'M of thrill«
came lien
gave New
today.
Patriotic f'-rvor reached a Idgii pitch
when Pershing . snlilli-is, many of them
wearing tin l-'n ncli war croas, iiwii riled
lor br»\«-r>, iiiaicliid up Broadway
from the Imlti-i ' to tin- city hall, where
llii-v wer«- foriiiaU.v reeelveil by Mayor
llylan. Afti-r tin <-<-iemuny they s<-ht
t'-red throughout tie- city to :ild In Hie
Liberty bond iiimpuign. Tin- arrival
of tin Fieiii-li was entirely un<'Xp«-ete«l.
Tln-j also «atm- to help Hie Liberty
loan campaign.
Great Crowd View* March.
Although liiere hud -been no formal
announcement of a pantile by the
Americans a g rent tlirong hail lined tlie
canyon of lower liroadway wlu-n the
march began. Led by a detachment
from the Now York slate guard, the
Veterans' «lay many of them mere
youths swung up Hie crowded thor
oughfure with light step, notwith
standing Hie heavy weight of tlielr full
equipment, wearing their steel trench
huts.
Spectators went wild witli rutliu
siasm as Hie men, creel in form, filed
by. Their happy, rugged fares reflect
ed apprécia llun of the extraordinary
welcome. Dignified business men and
financiers threw their huts high Into
the air and danced In almost boyish
glee, while several wonu-ii broke
through the police cordon to kiss Hu
man hers. Tlie cheering nil along the
route was deafening and the flag und
handkerchief «Caving lent a kaleido
scopic effect to the seem-.
Arrive* at Mm rlty hull. Mayor Dy
lan addressed tin- soldiers from the
balcony.
Frenchman Follows Yank«**.
The city wan Just recovering from
this oulliurst of enthusiasm when tin
visiting Frenchmen arrived. Tiny ap
peared at Liberty loan committee
headquarters on lower Broadway after
having traveled through Fifth avenue
and several downtown streets on au
tomobile buses from the sti-amshlp pier.
Their reception whs only exceeded by
that acixirded Pershing's veterans.
At til«- headquarters they met some
of tlie Amerlitsns and tlie meeting was
the signal for a demonstration that
lasted many minutes
Every man In the French contingent
had won one or more decora Hoirs for
extraordinary bravery, and virtually all
Imd seen continuous service since tin
outbreak of the war. All of them also
!iad been wounded, moat of tin-in sev
eral times-a few- as many as eight
times.
Tin- Americans were disbanded to
night a* a unit. Sixteen oY them will
remain here to work for the Liberty
loan, while tin Olliers will go to o'hei
cities to campaign.
f
RED CROSS SHIP IS
ATTACKED BY HUNS
London. April 22 The admir
alty announces that It. has proved
conclusively that tlie British hos
pital iiliip Guildford Ca»tl< was at
tacked by a German submarine In
Bristol channel on the afternoon of
March JO. Tlie \csie-l was struck
iiy a tori-e-io that did not explode.
The Guildford « 'as 1 1<■*, whieh w as
earrying 43» wounded soldiers, was
flying a 11« -d Cross flag of the
largest size. Tho wca'h* r was
clear.
TEN MEN IN JURY BOX.
fTiicago, April 29.—Ten jurymen had
been agreed upon tentatively by both
I sides when tlie trial of itfort;' -fÄrh ' 1 «**
j industrial Workers of the World, on
j charges of violating the espionage law,
before Federal Judge Landis, ud
journed today.
GERMANS DRIVE VAINLY
AT DEFENSE OF YPRES
Official War
Communiques
LONDON, April .9. Powerful »t
tiieks lij Hu- Germans .mahe-l the
French mid British pnsithins lietwivu
Meteren and Zlllehckr indnj were
repulsed, the tii-rmuns losing heavily,
nceordtng to the r*-pinT In in Field
Marshal lialg tonight.
Tin- British line held ilbsiiliUcly,
but at various points tin- il-iunins
gained a foothold In tin- Fn-n- li |«o
sithins, only to l»> driven out lati-r
from Ih« gn-atei | a it ol this terri
tory.
Tlie Bi-lgii-ns also ic|-iiIm-«I heavy
attacks, infill-ting si-wn- «-asuaHles
on Hu enemy.
PARIS. April 29. Tie- ih-t-mans mad«
several iitleiupls l.isl night to ad
vance on Fivtirlt positl«*ii.- in llan
gard wood. on Ih«- fnoit hi-tore
Amiens, l-nt wi n « hi'i'k«-«l h.v the
French fire, I lie war office an
nounies.
FALL OF YPRES
NOT FATAL FOR
CHANNEL PORTS
Battle Only Incident in Bi*
Offensive, Washington
Believes.
Washington, April 29. - The battle
for possession of tin- ruins of Y pres ts
regarded by ulflelals h«*ri- conversanl
witli reports from American observers
In Franc«* as only un Incident of tin
German drive. They do not fores«.-«',
It was learned tonight, any extensive
retirement <«r the British lines In tills
region, even If the enemy gains this
shall.-red village standing at tin- apex
of the salient in the alllcil llui-s in
Flanders.
Ypres Is important l)«-«-au»i of the
high ground about II. But if it j H lost.
It is believed hi-i4-, every inch of ground
behind it will be a» bltti-rly i-ontesti-l
by the British anil French troops as
has each step forward tin- enemy lias
made for the last ten days. Kvcti no
whole Ypres Mi«ll*-nt, officers here
think, has III) strategie Valin- which
Justifies tin? assumption that its loss
might for«-«- a general n-tnut over a
wide front.
W««k* to Monaco Channel.
Hhould thf rat«* <»f urivanc« 1 1jr*y
hav«* ma (Jo for th«* laat tw«> w«*i*kH l><
rnulritatned l#>* ttic* (Ir.nnuriH, It Is omü
mated that ii would take week« for
them to reach posit Ions will* h Hcr l
oiiMly threatened th«* alll«*d hold on th<
Channel porta. Meanwhih the «train
of ('ontimious offensiv«? o)/« raUonH will
Incrcaac ateadlly upon th* <k*rman
forr«*H. va I » i I«» it, «J* * i ias«s <*orr « Kporol
tnifb' on the rIIUm with Mh«irt« n«?«J com
munication linen to maintain.
I'*«»r this rfUMon many ohaerv« rs here
bellev«* th«* j icw nt Hltuatioii, with the
tJertiiariH Hteadily poundintç an«! tin*
HÎIIew wlrikliiK ha«*k whrr«*v« r oppor
tunity offers, may oontln'#*- for nom« 4
time. I'noffh'liil reporta from l' , raiie«*
I»;m «• indP'at«'«! Ihree w««*kw as fin tim<
that in iK Ed- elapse h«*f«>r« the aJIIea
could reKain the initiative. So far as
known, how aver, there ia nothin» of an
official nature to indicate what f»« n
« ral Koch, Miiprom«* command«*r, Jooka
forward to In ftifs regard,
MOONEY OPPOSING
PROTEST STRIKES
San Fnuiclsob, Aprd 29.- Thom
as J. Mooney, who««- flglit for lif«
followhig ids diutli senteneo for
murder in connection with the pr«-
I ur<-i|t««'8s parade bomb expfostoti
lier«- In 1916, has nttrm-ted Inter
nation «I attention, has s«-nt tel«
grains to labor organizations
throughout the country urging
them to drop tie- movement for
general strikes on May 1 in pro
fosl of ills conviction.
Labor organizations were noti
fied that Mooney opposed any ac
tion which would "Interfere with
tho complete national activities
now going on,"
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Bitter Fighting Leaven Foe
With Nothing to Show
but Iaosses.
SLIGHT GAINS MADE
ALONG FRENCH UNE
Town Will Be Given Up Only
for Fearful Price in
Enemy Lives.
With tlie British Army In France,
April 29.- By the Associated Press.—
Tills has been on«* of the bitterest «lays
ot fight tug that the Flanders liattlo
grounil him seen since the present of
f< iihIv«* begun. Since «airly morning
Ven Amlin has been flinging great
numbers of German troops against the
allied lines between Zllllbeku lake and
Ballleiil, witli the hills east of Mont
Ki-mmi-l as his ultimate objective.
At the same lime u secondary thrust
baa been made at the Belgians In tho
region of the Ypser, north of Ypres.
When the correspondent left tho
battle front shortly after 1 o'clock In
Ho- afternoon, th t - German eommunder
had nothing to show for hi» preten
tious drive hut a long list of tiring and
w minded.
Along tin major portion of the'
fmnt Ills troops lmve been held, and
where tln-j suceeded by superior
wi-lghl of number» in pu»hlng for
ward they were soon ejected by eoun
I« I drives. Tin- allied line was Intuct
throughout at that hour.
War Summary of Day
Germany's armies are hurling thetn
! selves against a granite wall on three
sides of Hu- ruined city of Ypres. After
fighting of tin- most terrifie nature, tlie
British and French lines are still in
laet and tin- « n«-rny lias lost terribly
In Ids repeated assaults against the
llin-s win-re the allies stand at hay.
j Til.- objective «*f Hie fighting tliaf
now Is going on is tlie capture of
Ypres, where, sin««- 1914, the British
have held their positions. Two years
ago the allleil lines were carried for
ward urn! tin- salient In front of the
jiity was wiped out, but from tties«- po
sit ion the British retired a week ago
'lo Hie tri-tii'lu-s where they stood «lur
ing Hu- lerrlfl«- fighting In the spring
of HH5, when they stoppi-'l tIn-Germans
m Hi« |r first «ii lv« for the channel
ports.
German* Gain* Little.
Tin* present buHli- opened with a
bombardmi-nt of the British and French
lines from Meteren to Vo.-rinezei-lc, u
distance of 12 miles. Then came re
ports of a spread of tin- fighting around
tlie «•iirve ln Hn Ilm- in front of Ypres
until Hie Belgian armies, north of tho
city, w«-re involved. Field Murshal
Haig's official report, anxiously avvail
ed, ihrouglit Hn- le ws that the utmost
effort» of tie- Germans hud been fruit
less along tie lim Tie- field marshal's
Mtul«-m<-nl said that the Tenions bad
paid a great price and hud gained vir
tually nothing.
Tin battit continues along tin* front,
hut Hon is little indication Huit un
immediate withdrawal from Ypres is
routemplutcd by tin- alii« s, at l«-ast not
until they have exaeti-d from the ene
my a gri-at sacrifice of human lives.
Slight Progrès* Ag*in»t French.
Tlie <>n!y point at which the Germans
made any gains was on the hilly sen
tir, n i t Hu front back of Kenimel hill,
where Hu- French an standing. At
some points the «.-neiny was able to oe
'copy portions of th«- line, but from th<
Igrenler I «art ««f tiles«* they vvere driven
nut by Hu- French, v.ho ri -establlshi-il
their detenu«-».
I rontul attack» on Ypres would seem
to bidlcat«- that there Is little eonfi
deiu.e in Hie German g<-n«-rHl staff that
the Ypres positions can lie outflanked
I from the south. The Hues as they
stand to«lav an very strong and wttli
stissl Hie onset of the Germans in
j 1911, when the T«-uton emperor's army
I was a much «lifferenl machine than it
is today. Tin bloody repulse of the
Germans in their great plunge forward
will mean much in further operations
in t hat sector of the battle line.
Huvy Artillery Fir«.
Wiuie tlie struggle waa going on be
fore Ypres, the British i>o»iHon» from
I At Basse«* t«i Huuthoist. w«snl and from
Lens to Vimy were deluged with shells,
but so far there has been no Infantry
fighting reported from that part of the
front. An attack on this salient in tho
German lines is expected soon, however,
for It stands as a constant menace to
a further advance by the enemy.
Along the front in the Somme sector,
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