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TISED IN THE TRIBUNE IS GUARANTEED Vol. I AX VII No. 26,072 First to Last?the Truth - [Copyright 1018? The Tribune Ass'n) THURSDAY News ? Editorials - Advertisements Qlrtbitttt WEATHER Fair to-day and to-morrow; not mach change in temperature; mod? erate northwest to north winds Full Report on Tace 6 APRIL 4, 19 IS TiinrrvTc"" Greater ?w York and THOlE>TSiB|th|n commuting- distance THREE CENTS Elsewhere partisanship Is Made Issue By Democrats National Committee in Wis? consin Statement Throws Down Gauntlet Lenroot Accused of La Follette Deal Shift From Loyalty Test for Congress Campaign Cred? ited to Wilson By C. W. Gilbert WASHINGTON'. April 3,--Tho Domo cratic National Committee issued to? day the following statement on the ] Wisconsin election: "Wisconsin is heavily Republican, when the I-a Follette faction is co- j oneratirp with the 'stalwarts.' The Senatorial primary vote demonstrated \ that these factions were about evenly divided, hence Mr. Lenroot. the nomi nee, recognized that he could not bt> ! elected without, securing the La Fol- j lettc vote which had been cast for Thompson in the primary. "In the primary contest Mr. Lenroot ' made his fight upon the 'loyalty' issue, j After the primary he and his sup-i porters sought to bring both factions ? together in complete accord, arousing! partifan feeling in every possible way,, even to the extent of courting the La j Follette and pro-German vote within ; the Republican ranks. "Authoritative statements in Eastern j newspaper.-; assert that this change of i tactics by Mr. Lenroot was advised by j the Republican national organization. [ The circumstances of the case need no i comment. It is sufficient to say that ; if the national advisers of Mr. Lenroot j deem party unity so essential that they i are willing to advise compromises with | and concessions to Mr. La Follette and his associates, success in Wisconsin won in that way will prove a very cost? ly victory. Says Issue Will Return "We are gratified that Mr. Davies mada no overtures for the support of j the pro-German vote, offering no op? portunity for its cooperation and de? liberately spurning it throughout his ' entire campaign. He stood for 100 per j cent Americanism, and typifies that | character of our citizenship, whether j in Wisconsin or in any other state. I The Wisconsin campaign has made the ? issue, and we welcome it. This issue ? which brought victory of doubtful ; value in this contest will return again and yet again to plague those who have '?? made it." That statement means fight. It ' means that the Wisconsin campaign is I going to be repeated all over the coun? try. It means that the Congress elec- ' tions next fall will involve a bitter partisan campaign, with the likelihood of defeat for an Administration that is ? carrying on the war. The issuance of the statement caused great surprise here. Only yesterday Senator Kenyon pot a telegram from ' the chairman of the Democratic State ! Committee of Iowa telling him no op? position would be offered to his re? election on the ground that he had sup? ported tho war. Senator Nelson, in Minnesota, is to have no opposition unless this state? ment of the National Committee changes 'he situation. Anil the same is true of Sena'or Borah, of Idaho. In Iowa, roorpovrr. it was understood that only ?Congressmen Hull, Woods, Ramseyer and Haugen, who voted wrong on some of the loyalty issues, would have any? thing more than formal opposition from the Democrats. Wilson for Non-Partisan Plan The President, moreover, had himself '?ritten letters, including the one to Mr. Tiavies, the Democratic candidate fin Wisconsin, indicating that the issue wa:. rot to be one between Democrats and 1 r publicans, but between men who had ?oted right on the war issues and men ,-ho had voted wrong on thern. Evr-rything seemed to be shaping it a*lf for a rion-partisan contest, next fall with Republicans who passed the. loy? alty test free from opposition, so that if the election went Republican, as is general!;, expected here, Mr. Wilson coolr; ;?;,- to the v/orld that the result ?id not affect his position, but men werr- returned without regard to party svitr.r ?? afl mrong war supporters. Tr Democratic statement changes all (hat. On the authority of "certain East'-- newspapers," Mr. Lenroot is ac<ru ' -: ' having made a partisan fight in Wisconsin and of trying, on the ad? vice of the national Republican organi? sation, to bring about party unity, even to thf point of counting La Follette and ???-German votes. Por this the Repub? lican uhT'y ?s indicted. And on this Win an attempt is to be made to inject ? loyalty issue into the Congress elec? tion, next fait. H seer.-, certain that this programme ?a?, the President's approval, for the ?at;-., a? tomrrnttf-e would hardly have ?Matured ?vor, it without consulting ?ire. Moreover, Vance McCormick, eha."ea,-. of tV; Democratic National -,'"'" "" ????? the President to-day at the meetii ;? of the W;.r Cabinet. ^>>alty Issue Called Mintake A to the possibility of raising ?t '?-? ; issue oil such a basi? aw this, mn ;<?<?< of Mr. Wilson's party believe Oil i V a ""?W. Reading Demo ?at* believe thai ?r. WiUotP* letter T ';' !';''"' IhfcsiecUon ?n rVlecon ej';. Bat th? PreAjent ha* been very 2;';n ?''?-" "' ?"% the loyalty Ihmu? 3'''!' th* ff?*nt ?pecia] Congress ?"' ??'// .'.< v, Yots ,,,,y ?Apparently, what hlf,p,.,?.,j |? \ViS JMsjn confirms him I. the belief that fl<- can make a peMt?Lj ?Mu? nf the gmpaign appealng foi,Uf,;?irl 0TJ inn F???"i that he hau a u& ?? hlK hands *>1 "?>?<? have a ?ongfy, ?t hi? own par?/ u, support bir/i, ?rA*?}",? hu Vl'??* '"'">' plain ree PH of y?. Republicans llboth house* r.v,< ??,<<;?, hav<- repeaU?? ?HV,.d the ?-rTT' U'"" &***Hwho have V*n4 ed sow? of the mol Viul war Continued on La?tpagC Glass in Candy Brings Arrest Of 2 Germans Chocolates Bought by Sailor in Brooklyn Under Analysis The Police Department and the De? partment of Justice took action yes? terday to end the epidemic of glass in bread, candy and other edibles by arresting a German confectioner and his assistant in Brooklyn and begin? ning investigation of several other cases. For some time the Federal Food Board has been worried by the in? creasing number of complaints from all parts of greater New ?York, and yesterday matters came to a head. Edward Waller, confectioner, 1671 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, and his1 clerk, Henry Willems, both unnatural-' ized Germans, are in Raymond Street! jail upon the order of United States I Marshal Tower, pending analysis of i chocolates said to have been sold yes- j terday by Willems to William Lewis,' a sailor attached to the receiving ship ' New York. When Lewis bit a chocolate he ! struck glass or grit. He reported it to the Adams Street police station and Captain Coleman assigned Detec- j tive Neggersmith to the case. After! a brief examination the Federal au? thorities were called in and the Health | Department notified. Embargo on His Stock Isadore Merlis, inspector of the food! division of the Health Department,] placed an embargo on all candy in the j store that had come from the Reliable Candy Company, 634 Broadway, from , whom Waller said he had purchased it. : Waller said the candy was manufact? ured by a concern in Trenton, N. .1. Waller is twenty-three years old, a native of Freiburg, Germany. He came ! to the United States at the age of four- ! teen and obtained his first, citizenship papers. Last May he applied for sec ond papers, but was too late, war hav- ! ing been declared. Willems is twenty years old. and has been iri the I'nited ' States-only four years. The Federal Food Board announced last night that Theodore I. Jones, chairman of the Brooklyn Food Pro? tection Committee, had acted without explicit authority from the board in j issuing an order to twenty-five large j Brooklyn bakers to discharge alien ; enemies from their employ. I Mr. Jones nevertheless stated that| his position as chairman of a commit-! tee of the food board created to pro- \ tect the public gave him such power. He added that the order was being car- | ried out willingly by the bakers. It I was stated that the Ward company had '? discharged two German-born employes. Since the beginning of the complaints of glass found in bread and candy the food board has been guarded in its an- j nouncements, warning the public not to be alarmed, but, nevertheless, to watch for glass in bread. Child Made III in Brooklyn Several of the complaints come from Brooklyn. Elinor Martin, aged three, j 1,028 East Thirteenth street, Flatbush,; is reported to be ill as the result of1 eating bread containing glass.. Though tho physician in charge said he was not: certain of the cause, William II. Fla hortv, 067 East Twenty-third street, and Mary B, Whiting, 1,679 Seventy-first street, also are reported to have found glass in bread. Among Manhattan cases is that of Miss Marinobel Smith, 17.'! Lexington avenue, who reported to the Department of Justice yesterday that she had found glass in a roll served at a restaurant near her home. A little girl in the Kings Highway district is said to be seriously ill through eating bread containing glass. The physician who attended her found that her throat was bleeding. Superin? tendent de Woody, of the Department of Justice, has this case in hand. While public hysteria is probably re ! sponsible for many of the reports, the ? Federal food board is greatly concerned over the situation and is pressing its j investigation. Some of the cases nave i been found to be baseless, but others remained unexplained, except on the ' theory that glass has been used delib | .crately. Two little boys brought half a loaf ; into the food board's office yesterday ' afternoon and announced that they had : been sent bv Mrs. Mary D. Stephens, of 4)4 West Fifty-sixth Street, who had , found glass in the bread. Food board officials examined the half loaf and found a sharp crust, but no glass. Theodore Marvon, painter, 1935 Third ; Avenue, took to the East 104th Street police station yesterday a "chocolate nut bar" that appeared to contain pow? dered and broken glass. Ho raid his two sons had bought two pieces at the stand of Philip Levitas, 1R9M Third Ave? nue, several nights ago. One of the boys had eaten his piece, but the other hail saved his until Tuesday night, when Mrs. Maryon began to eat it. Levitas told Detective Sommers, of the Third Branch Bureau, that he bought the candy from a jobber. It bore no manufacturer's name. The boy ! who ate the candy suffered no ill effect. Yaphank Flour Lost; May Have Been Stolen 6,000 Tons, Last Heard of at Buffalo, Fail to Reach Bakers at Camp Upton CAMP UPTON, Long Island, April 3. Somewhere between Buffalo and here 6,000 ton? of pcrfectD* good white wheat flour are lout, strayed or stolen. Lieutenant John C. Calhouri, U. S. Q- M. ' (',., in charge of the 'Ceding of 40,000 men. want? to know where tho flour is. At, the present I line the bakers are turning out 10,000 loaves of bread daily. They ?till have enough flour on hand to last them a few days, but. if ?that flour doesn't put in an appearance then ?roll, Lieutenant Calhoun hates to think what may happen to him the morning the boys fail to get their, bread. * When the shipment whs five days ovordue Lieutenant Calhoun started tracer?. II? followed it, as far as Buf? falo, and then- the trail en/led. federal officers, railroad detectives and a small army of tracers are Irv? ing to locate the flour. The first one , to fmd It is quito likely to win u medal from Lieutenant Calhoun, 1,000 Schools In West Sing 'Deutschland' Sessions Still Closed With German Anthem, Says Ex-Senator German Press Here Is Hotly Denounced Demand for Its Suppression Voiced at Americaniza? tion Convention WASHINGTON, April 3.- Represent? atives of every State, including more than a dozen governors, met heve to? day at an Americanization conference, called by Secretary Lane of the In? terior Department, to draft recommend? ations to Congres for legislation pro? viding for a national campaign against, illiteracy. The opening session was given over largely to denunciations of the foreign ' language press and the teaching of enemy tongues in the elementary schools. In a speech full of invective against the disloyalty he declared was prev? alent to a great extent in some sections of the Middle West, former Senator Lafe Young, of Iowa, urged that the Federal government take immediate steps to protect school children from the malignant effects of German propa? ganda. The singing of "Deutschland ?ber Alles" and "Die Wacht am Kheim," he asserted, marks the closing of the day's session even now in more than 1,000 Middle Western schools. Diverging from an excoriation of the German language press, the former Senator said: "If the united States Senate would expel Senator La Follette it would be like driving a whole Ger? man division from the Western front." Lane Outlines Urgent Need Secretary Lane opened the confer? ence with an address emphasizing tho urgent need for dealing with the illiteracy problem, and outlining the purpose of the conference. It then was proposed that the conference ob? tain special Congressional hearings for the presentation to Congress of a programme calculated to improve the educational condition of the nation's large foreign-born population. Sev? eral resolutions along these lines were approved and were recommitted for consideration by a special committee. Among the recommendations offered by Levy Mayer, of Chicago, was one urging industrial heads to refuse to employ men of alien birth unless the intention of taking out citizenship papers first was signified. Another proposed that instruction in academic branches in all non-public schools be given only in English. Up to thirty days ago, in some Ne? braska schools the American national anthem was unknown, German hymns always having been the accepted pa? triotic songs, according to forme.' Lieutenant Governor R. L, Metcalfe of the Panama Canal Zone. In a few coun? ties of that state, Mr. Metcalfe said, the German born population preponderates so greatly that the English-speaking schools are practically unattended. In assailing the foreign language press, he declared that one of Nebraska's enemy tongue newspapers gave away t on July 4, several months after Amer I ica entered the war, souvenir spoons bearing the likeness, of the Kaiser and | \or. Hindenburg. Cause of Italy's Reverse Italy's failure to guard properly against German propaganda was the ? dominant reason for the overwhelming defeat she suffered last year on the Isonzo front, the conference was told by Will Irwin, war correspondent, re? cently returned from the Western front. "We are trying a great experiment in the United States," Secretary Lane i asserted. "Can we gather together ; from the ends of the earth people of ; different races, creeds, conditions and aspirations who can be merged i til o ; one? If we cannot do this we will fail. If we do this we will produce the great ' est of all nations and a new race that will long hold a compelling place in the world." Touching upon the war and the mili? tary situation in France, Oie Secretary quoted von Hindenburg as saying that . the first act was over.. "But, it is never the first act that i tells the story,'' continued Mr. Lane. "The climax comes in the closing scene, and in that closing scene Amer , ica will play her part, and it will be a i noble part. It isimv solemn conviction that when succcS's comes to the Allied armies under General Foch it will come because of what we do, because of our men in the field and the spirit and sacrifice of our men and women and our boys and girls at nome." ; Urges U. S. Control Of Packing Industry WASHINGTON', April :!. A resolu? tion providing for the taking over and operation by the government of packing bouses was introduced to-day by Sena? tor Thompson, of Kansas, and referred | to the Agriculture Committee. Senator Thompson charged that "monopolistic control" by the packers ! has greatly increased the cost of food ! stuffs to the army and navy as well as ! to the people. He declared that the food administration's limit to (he packers'. profits to from 9 to 15 per cent on their investment gives them too much. German Troops Landed in Finland AMSTERDAM, April 3. A Berlin of ! ficial communication received here re I ports the landing of troops in Finland. ?The statement says: "l'art Of our naval forces this morn I ing after a difficult passage through the'ice and rntfie fields, landed troops, i destined to give help in i'lnlund, at jlango." Conquests in East Backed By Austria Teutonic Demands Will Be Forced on Battlefield, Says Czernin ?Pacifists Denounced For Prolonging War I Entente Dropped Parleys, I Hoping for Internal Trou? ble, He Declares AMSTERDAM, April 3.?Count Czernin, Austro-Huhgarian Foreign ; Minister, told tho Vienna Municipal ; Council which came to him on Tues ! day to complain of the almost un ; bearable interna! conditions that the dual monarchy recently had been al? most on the point fit* beginning gen? eral peace negotiations, but the j Entente nations suddenly had re | fused to continue. Therefore, be declared, the war must be fought to ' a conclusion on the battlefield in the West as it had been in the East. "1 do not intend to go begging for peace or to obtain it by entreaties and lamentations, but to enforce it by our moral right and physical strength," said Count Czernin. "Any other tactics 1 consider will contrib ute to the prolongation of the war." No (Icrmaii Conquests : Count Czernin bitterly condemned ! the Russian Bolsheviki and defended : the treatment of Russia and Ru : mania by the Central Powers. He denied that Germany was annexa? tion ist. He said it was a distortion of fact to say Germany had make conquests in the East. Lenine's an? archy, he said, had forced Russia into Germany's arms. Count Czernin said Premier Clem? enceau had inquired of Austria on what terms she would conclude peace. Austria answered that France's de? mand for Alsace-Lorraine was the only ; obstacle to peace on the part, of France, he continued, whereupon Clemenceau declared negotiations could not be con? ducted on that basis. "Recently v.o. were almost on the point of entering into negotiations with the Western powers," Count Czer? nin said, "when the wind suddenly veered around, and, as we know with certainty, the l'intente decided it had better wait, as parliamentary and po? litical events in our country justified the hope that the monarchy would soon be defenceless." The Foreign Minister announced the terms of peace with Rumania, which include the cession of several frontier districts, a lease of three islands and commercial favors. The cessions of ' territory were not. annexations, but rectifications of the frontier to protect Austria-Hungary from surprise attack. he said. lie declared, however, that be considered international agreements to prevent war even safer guarantees, and added : "1, ''nus far, except in tiie case, of ! President Wilson, have been unable to . discover amongst any of our enemies serious, inclination to accept this idea." He made a strong plea for disarma \ ment by international agreement. The delegation to whom he. spoke waited on him in connection with what the burgo : master termed "the aggravated distress | of the population," which is closely I connected with the general political i situation. Analyses Wilson Statement Count Czcrnin's speech follows: "With the conclusion of peace with Rumania 'he war in the Fast ended. ; Before, however, turning to individual i peace treaties and discussing them in \ detail, I would like to revert to the j declaration of the President of the L'nit . cd States, in which he replied to the ? speech delivered by me on January 24. "In many parts of the world Presi I dent Wilson's speech was interpreted \ as an attempt to drive a wedc;o between Vienna and Berlin, i do not believe that, because I have too high an opin , ion of the President of the United i States and his outlook as a statesman ! to believe him capable of such a way of ! thinking. President Wilson is no more 1 able to ascribe dishonorable action t|o : us than we to him. "President Wilson does not desire to rep?rate Vienna from Berlin, and he knows, too, that that, would be impos? sible. Perhaps President Wilson says to himself, however, that Vienna is more favorable soil for sowing the seed for a general peace. Perhaps he says to himself that the Austro-Hungarian ', monarchy has the Rood fortune to pos m's.s a ruler who sincerely and hon i cstly desires a general ponce, but who : will never commit a breach of faith or : conclude a dishonorable peace, and that 1 behind the Emperor-King there are : 55,000,000 people. "President Wilson says also, perhaps. Continued on Page 3 German Guns Renew Attack; Czernin Says France Asked Terms; Allies Spurned Peace A LITTLE PROBLEM IN MENTAL ARITHMETIC WILL THE FRINGE KINDLY READ THE PROBLEM AGAIN SO HE'LL THOROUGHLY UNDERSTAND IT? 13 British Ships Sunk in Week; Drop in Losses Six Big Vessels and Seven Smaller Ones Sent Down in Seven Days LONDON, April 3.?There was a | sudden and marked decrease in the ; losses to British shipping through mine or submarine in the last week. The Admiralty reports that only six British merchantmen of 1,600 tons or over and ; seven under that tonnage were sunk in the week ended March 30. Five fishing ? vessels also were sent to the bottom. The Admiralty statement continues: "Fifteen British merchant vessels : were unsuccessfully attacked by sub? marines. "The large vessels reported sunk in? clude one sunk during the week ended March 16, and the smaller vessels re I phrted sunk include one during the week ended March 23. "The arrivals during the week ended March 30 were 2.41fi and the sailings ' 2,379." The losses are less than one-half the | losses in the previous week, when ; twenty-eight merchantmen were sunk, ' sixteen of them being vessels over ? 1,000 tons. The Admiralty report for the pre ? ceding week showed the loss of seven \ teen vessels, while for several weeks | prior to that the weekly loss was eighteen. The steamer Conargo was torpedoed ' in the Irish Sea jn Sunday morning, ac : cording to "The Evening News" today. , (This vessel is a British steamer of I 4,312 tons gross and owned by the Com ; mon wealth o,f Australia.) At about the same time, the news ; paper states, the Greek steamer Sala : minia, of 3,112 ton:., was sunk by gun 1 (ire. About fifty men are reported missing from the two vessels. The Conargo's crew of fifty men got ! away in the boat:., the account states, ! but, "two of the boats were sunk by In? j gunfire. The third boat, containing f'.f i teen men, was picked up. It. is feared the others are lost. \ From the Salaminia fifteen members ? of the crew are missing. ROMF, April .".. In the week cnaed , March .".0 Teutonic submarines sank j three Italian steamships of more than 1,500 tons and destroyed one sailing I vessel of more than 100 tons and nine j nailing vessels of a tonnage under that 1 figure. Terrifie Attack Launched High Explosive Shells Mingled With Deadly Vapor Missiles in All Night Bombardment (By The A?sw!atp<l Tress) WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN ' FRANCE, April 3.- American troops on a certain sector other than that in the region of Toul have been sub? jected to an extraordinarily heavy gas attack. (Part of dispatch deleted.! The attack began last night and con? tinued at intervals until this morning. Mingled with the gas projectiles sent over by the Germans were shells of high explosives. The Germans energetically shelled the American line and batteries north? west of Toul last night and this morn? ing, employing minenwerfer at some places. In view of the intensity of the bombardment it is surprising what little damage was done. The visibility being extraordinarily good this morning, American observers saw long lines of German artillery en? tering tiie enemy sector far in the rear. German airplanes, which at? tempted to cross the American line to? day, brought a thousand sheils burst? ing around them, and retired hastily. British Cheer News Thai Americans Will Join Their Ranks [By Tho AssoclaUd TriS.?l WITH THE BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE, Apr':! 3. -The announcement that American battalions arc to be added to British divisions has created the greatest enthusiasm. The fact that such a move was to be made had been known for some time by the command? ing officers, wbo anticipate most impor? tant resulto lrom it. and accord the highest praise to the Americans for the attitude of self-sacrifice they have adopted in thus placing themselves un? der a foreign divisional command This action inca'A. that for the time being American officers and men may give up much in the way of possible promotion which they might secure were they fighting under their own command. The American troops are looked upon as being among the best With Gas on Americans British Pay Tribute To American Fliers LONDON, April 3.?The Brit? ish War Office pays a high com? pliment to American airmen in the official statement issued to-night on aerial operations. "During the last fortnight of in? tense fighting in the air," says the statement, "the assistance ren? dered by the personnel of the American air service attached to the Royal Air Service has been in? valuable." in the field, and it is believed that they will fall immediately into their niches, thereby swelling eacli British division affected. General March Stops The Publication of Casualty Lists WASHINGTON, April 3. ? Major General March, acting chief of staff, to-day directed that issue of the daily casualty list here be suspended pend? ing definite interpretation from Sec? retary Baker as to whether it is for? bidden by his new order providing that General Pershing's headquarters shall issue all news relating to the troops in France. The War Department does not believe the order is intended' to preclude issu? ing these lists in Washington and ex? pects to resume them as soon as Secre v r Baker confirms this understanding of the order. Oil cials here see no reason why pub licat un of casualties through tho W:ar Department should not be continued as formerly. If the lists are to be given out abroad and carried over by press cables there will be great duplication and an added burden on the already overworked wire lacilities. It was pointed out that casualty lists from the forces now being amalgamat? ed with the French ami British armies at the battlefront necessarily will be slow in arriving. It may be weeks be? fore the names are available, as the lists will have to filter back through ?Yv h and Frencii communication channels to American headquarters. For that reason it is obvious, officials say, that publication could disclose nothing of military value to the enemy. Lists from General Pershing's own army will be available as quickly as heretofore, since only American com? munication lines arc involved in the transmission. Foch Rushes Up Artillery To Meet Blow At Amiens Lull in Battle Gives Al? lies Advantage; Re? serves Are Still Held Intact British Forces Recapture Ayette Wilson Spurs War Cab? inet to Rush Troops to the Battle Front Groat gun duels began yc.sterdai along the new 100-mile batlb front created by the German offen sive. Both sides have been rush ing up heavy artillery as rapidl; as possible, but the Allies, wit! their communications unimpairec j hold the advantage. Neither side struck an importan ', blow yesterday. German new; papers said the rain alone ha slowed down the forward mov< ment of the Kaiser's armies. Foe is still moving up his reserves. The British recaptured Ayette, aboi midway between Anas and Albcr by a local attack Tuesday. A ho tile assault at Fampoux, on tl ?Scarpe, east of Arras, was beat< off, and some prisoners taken. A German thrust on Tuesday nei Rol lot, east of Montdidier, w; broken up by French lire, and tl Allied line subsequently w moved forward slightly. Between Merisel and Mailly-Ram vaf, northwest of Montdidier, t French repulsed a heavy attack i Tuesday. Paris announced, the c emy gaining a footing at only single point. Berlin declared t heights southwest of Moreuil wc won in this action. The German War Office also stat that British assaults on Tuesd between Marcelcave and the Lt River were stopped, with ijjpea Allied losses. General Maurice, spokesman of 1 British War Office, said yesterd he expected an Austrian attack Italy soon. He also anticipa further gigantic battles in ' West. The Canadians north of Arras y terday morning again deluged opposing positions with a storm fire, as troop and artillery cone trations seemed to indicate pre rations for a new attempt to t the city and Vimy Ridge. American troops in a sector ot than the Toul front were hea1 bombarded with gas shells yes' day. President Wilson and the War C ference Board discussed plans speeding up the transport troops to France to comply v the immediate needs of the Al Local Movements Only Activity on Long Battle Li By Arthur S. Draper ? Tribute Cable Sernrci LONDON, April 3.--A short and termined, but futile, enemy thrust of Arras, and a British local at south of that battered city, were extent of the fighting to-day, i from artillery engagements on British side of the Somme battief The French to the south did little r In two weeks the battle of Pic has dropped from hurricane violent a zephyr-like calm. Instead of public riveting its attention on battlefield it is now speculating ot next move, wondering where and ' it will come, and trying to antic what measures the government take to make good the. losses ol last twelve days. Tho woundea continue to drift