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Overcast to-day and fair to-morrow J fresh winds, shifting. Highest temperature yesterday, 40; lowest; 3$. Detailed weather, mull an J marine rcporU on p 11, IT SHINES FOP, ALL ""VOL. LXXXIII. NO. 218. NEW YORK" WRnvranAv apptt. Toic Bw, e.. ,,..., , 77 m,,, TROOPS KILL 40 VILLA MEN IN SECOND FIGHT Col. Hrmvn Charges 3Icxi t'iin Camp Xcar Aguas calientes. fAVALRY NOW tOO MILKS KliOM UOKDKIt TlirilliiiirliattlcFoiifrlit Af ter .Surprise Attack by Ainerieans. villa now itepoktei) with ok chihuahua W.if Depart ment Consider ing Sending More Troops -Some Went Saturday. V , second Kittle with the- Villa twiii I nlml States cavalry forces ire again successful in routing their lor-, tiny time killing more titan forty .Mex.ians. t'ol. W. r l'.rown ami a detachment f t u1 'IVnth Cavalry did tin' work this t.nir tuiir Agtiascullcntcs. A surprise ti.ir-c tout the Mexicans Hying In ilia older. w,tli heavy losses In men, horses .Ml qtlipmcilt. The detachment, not satisfied, pur U' J the ilceltig band anil at last ac count were riding suuth In hot cha.se otii "f range, completely from their base. t'eflnlte information of Villa's Hereabouts cannot bo h.ul. lie. was reported yesterday r-otitli of Clilhnahiia nil the Carranza commander, (ien. Gutierrez, tent out three forces to s-.eet him. vicinity. American troops are in the uefcp.iich fiom the army kise at Hancho San f'.eroiniim .-iv tb.it int tano lias notitlcd Col. Uodd that 150 Villlsta. ate halms In tin- mountains A,''i")sltf San tleionimo. i VI. Cano ays that his force lc f'8f.l the Vllllstns. Uilliiii; Cen. V it 'I "lllfl Itill'll Illlfl HIM j.T ltlu . . SI. ... ...... ' " M ' "eclnred the band ' : i.irylMB many woumle.l from the , a hlmclf has nt l."e ,l,.lltely i .'.I. Ho was renorted at S..t..va Ii l'l l 1111111,1111111 I'lv. til. ,1.1V nn.l r' arranza turcva ' ii mi up. wero sent to f I -Q of IJ0 ( i.-e.,.,.. . I,, . llr.lllil Mlldier. IlllV O I -1'iKii anil nave assembled .lias Nrgras. opixwite Kugle ' ' .M'..m(.;, cilv ls , d.lnev near ' Pass. ' of at- 1 PERSHING SENDS ACCOUNT OF FIGHT Informed JllUln I.rfl 'arty Demi ill Field. " .Uiumii, Tex., April t.-.v de- If" laieilt nf tlin Tun H, i . .v,..., Miiuin, uiiuer Co W V o-l.'is Hrown. surprised n band of at noon Saroid.iv n..e iasfi i antes, killing forty or more . .Mt Mams. This news came to il a despatch from C. I'll. Piiralilni I tu fit n l- tinston. po.llt where tin. fight took i,li,. r , ,1 , U ner . ., , ' i w.iiii.-wi nml northeast of, T ie V.,ias ert" pieparlug illiiner o'.r i.ionm.s turned nut to Kruze. 1 " Aiiieiic,,,, cavalry dashed In 1 - ' ie bandit. Hhuotiiig tight ami """ f 'I'" blind, those who cm. ' "e Ametlcam," bullet, manuged ' ' their horses nml mado off I""' !'"" of .-la,, .v.in,,lo, with " 1 rowir.s in,. r,)(,(. ,l,,rfl,Ui "own urst picked up the trail baud at Kill,!., and aft "f t "y niiles nimo upon them. I meieo tiie Americans captured irses, saddles, guns nnd n;..... rtv Mil'- No casualties I'an UrTH MHMltinfU'l In fit. l s report. " 1 not known wliether , not Villa n with this i,i..i,i I. ll'fssa; j-rrH 1 mp-B Mill fr..... ...-t... . G'i"rrero. , mention this 1 Imse M.i,r.. 1- In Kept pp. later repotted . ,,.,,Un i.iit-r re M) lei ( ;. tnnin ,e- ri aru IIiroilL'll Katt All- .Mil it- t .tuiiicii v,e 1, I'ersH- i" U?n.'e" ,l:rV",", r"1 Ur0" ' ' ""II I ill NO lhu"fj.l 1 . . . . " f ir in-low 10 il.illw.,) Another tiling considered " ..., Mll.l I IJWp. t. .' i""1""1 i" im" mere Has n iiio'her engagement by this time. -hat ', Xlrown Is too fur away t, "aJf informed Oen, Pershing. J':'Jor llvaiis'M ieirt that Col. Hrown, (".'law!, through 'nt t0 on, Pershlri 'einpy of Hill, In nan .vilionio w'nn by courier In the llie siu'finent of Hie natives who told "fw,.u.,10 ,attl that part of lirown's -u.-iiin.itn wan mounted and part dls iwiinied k not understood. Whether It i,l';J ,!r'" ome Infantry or "stlier some of the horses were killed " ..it ein,r. hut It may mean that be Lm 0f ,he Uck of railway to tranii 'i Ihnm some American horses havo ronllnued on TWrrf Page. I I uvwwAND LIMITED HELD UP. "f Jinn Halts Tril n. Jela I, no. nml Kuril urn. Dr.svin. April 4. The t'nlon Pacific overland Limited, wen hound, the flnostt tniln on Hi.; Pulon Pacltlo system, whs held tip to-night nt 8:45 o'clock, five miles west nf Cheyenne, Wyo..'by one man. Horn Information lecclved by telephone, from the scene of the holdup tho hamiit lined tip the passengers hk he went through the sleepers and oh. tuln Hhout $.-.uo In earth ami u large amount of Jewelry. After the man hart niitmmwi i.n t,. cash and valuable he could procure from the passengers he Jumped fiom the train at orlet Junction and escaped In the darkness, SHELL BURSTyEAR POINCARE. Trench President AurnnOy Ki. .npril llrnlh at Front. ft(Cial Valite heepaMi to Tai Sis. P.vr.lft, April 4 l.'Utnvre publishes to-day a story, which the censorship prohibited cstcrday. of President loh. care having been In danger of deuth whllo he was at the front last Kiwler. According to the newspaper, a shell fell ami burst near the President's nutomo. bile and a second fell nearer without burst Inc. Examination showed the fuse of the shell had been lemoved nnd on the shell -weic Inscribed the words, "K.ister Kite for I'olncare. Heine One of His Own Shells." The shell, which was of the trench 75 millimeter calibre, now deco latcs tho Klysce. LADY RANDOLPH ROBBED. Thlrtt-s TnUr .Irneli, anil Itelle. I'rnni t'hiirehlll llnu.r In l.onilnn. Sptciat Cable Itt'ixtlclt to Tint Si s. I.O.VJH.N, April 4. Lady Itandolph CtiuchlU's house on llrook street was broken Into by burttlars last nlKht and a number of roM ornaments and boxes with trinkets and Jewels wero stolen. They included a Rn'd box of the Queen Anne period with a bust of the (treat Duke of .Marllinrousli. The list of ar ticles stolen also Includes Rifts from the late Klnit Kdward and Queen Alexandra. FORD'S LEADOVER SMITH CUT TO 2,000 Lute Jtfl urns From Mit'lii-rnn I'ri inn lies Show Onins for tlu Scniitor. Uktroit. April 4. Iteturtw from Mon day's vrlniary election continue to come In slowly, steadily cutting down the blR lead of Henry Kurd over Senator Will iam Aldcn Smith. The Itulloatlon are that If the Senator has been chosen by Mlchlpin voters at their preference for the honor of being named the llepuhllcan Presidential candidate It will be by an xceedlngly ' small marsln. llie late count to-night showed the automobile builder to be leading by .iboai .'.oon. with practically all the tetutns .showing gams f.jr Sena- , tor Smith. Foiil's stieiu-th ...me fiom the cities. I iiti.i n is the ,oimtr ami smalt town districts now l.e nC ,e.d from that ar , iieipuig riiiiin. 1 ne re-uu i suru lo l'e , nr , "-' , a.any Ptes.dentlal j l,? i to '. t v o? a' pear"" m ''1 ulm "- f'"- of ,urt'"! " no";'. mlnie'dei,;;'.1;:.;! " ,, imh!.! "Tn '""!,,', --"- "v1-'rr xhoz Detroit. Hughe seventeen. Taft seven,!'," ,;"t,JT , 'J ,h,c,r, ;",h' " while Col. Ihsisevelt toim.,1 the I death of this idahitirt and of other ineiu- tered candidates" with II "llelng human, I certainly appieci.ite the compliment of my fellow citizen," said IVird this evening, "but you know panics Is not inv line. I'm not enl out tor that sort ot tiling, and nave no dcsiie for it. 1 have other work to do." EX-CHEF ELECTED MAYOR. VlillviniUee MieliilUl I niiilliliite Win li I.IMHI o 1MIIHI. M II. WAt'KKK. Aplll 4. Notl-p.ll tls.111. with only twenty precincts ,,Ul, .l.ll, lli I that the Socialist candidate for Ma or. f.- M.is.ir . a former noiei cner, n eiectni ny irom 1.0H0 to 2,1100. Other Socialist candi dates wete defeated by 3.HU MUST PAY DOUBLE TAX. American Held l.lnlile l' Hrltlsh mi slinre Assesseil In F. special VuMf lie$iiateh to T Si'i , Lommin;, April i. Washington Singer ' '" s"1Brr' M, ' hl '"t" Isaac Merrllt singer, inventor or tne s sewlng I machine wnlih bears hi name and founder of the Singer Manufacturing Company, hnvc appealed against Income tax assessment upon 1.10,1)00 ($730, 000) which each received from shares of the Singer company In lull and 1!U2. They hold that they had already paid a tax on these amounts, which, they my, came from America after being paid to the parent company by tho Kngllsh tub sldlary company. They also contended that the assessment was out of dote, The appeal was rejected. BAKZRGETS $130.08" FLAG. He Didn't Order II, lull I'm-I Will I'll Ihe lllll. Hin m-. .......-.,.. 1 1 1 ,-... 1 1...1 .. orin.ii.v, iiiu T. .-Mir lllll). lieu n,i .ion.. ,i,.ii , ..,,,1 ..1..1,, ... 1, 1 "" "."' " -. - .r- .vt. nu,,,, of gold braid and embroidery on Held of scarlet silk arrived at the War Department to-da, and was deposited In tho olllce of Steretury of War linker, "What, may 1 Inquire," asked the Sec rctary, "may thai be?" "That," he was told. "J your llag." "Flag?" the Secretary mildly ex claimed. "I did not order a flag." "'No, of course," It was explained, "but every Secielary of War lias it llag." "Why."" insisted Mr. Ilaker. "It's your emblem," he wan told. "It travels with jnu 1111 gala occasions or mllltuiy functions iind shows you are there," "Where?" "Where the flag Is," "Oh tnii doe every new Secretary get I n new flag," "No; but tho old one wore out "Oh." GUGGENHEIM HOME BURNED. I'lrnml, Snoiiiier Place Hi P.lhernii, N. ,l lleiitrioed, I.HMI Hiiancii, N. J April .I, The summer liime of Dunlel Guggenheim, situated on Ocean avenhi) at Klheion, was dcstro)ed b lire this morning, Fire was dUooicicd nt 12:30 o'clock, and ul 1 o'clock a general alarm was sounded. The Guggenheim estate wax known u Plrcnzt and una one of the show place of the Jersey coast. It waa valued at over f 100,000. it wa unoccupied. ' I. . ,, 1 I , . ....... .. i i 1 "' ' ' - i , IIT I TmiUfl UTinn SUES; NAMES MRS. H0RT0N Divoree Tiea Charges Cruel ty. Murder of Parents and Designs on Herself. 1MMSOXKK IS ILL AX I) SWA XX IS ALARM KI) Hf.AM. IIaimiw, Mich.. Aprd I. Mrs. Claia iMiUre Peck W.ilto tiled suit to day for illxnrce from lr. Arthur Warren Walte In the Superior t'ouit here. Her bill of complaint charge that her hus band, now under Indictment In New York for the muriler of her father, John K. I'eck. Rained lirr consent to marrhiRe by fraud; that he Heated her with estreme cruelty, plotted to murder her father and mother and did accomplish that crime. j and Intended to kill her and other mem l hers of b,.r t.uully, H I also chanted I that l)r Walte had Improper relations with a Mrs. .Margaret llortmi nnd other 'persons unknown to the plaintiff." Mrs. Walte charges that her husband beR.in to treat her cruelly Immediately after their marriage on Sejitember !', 1915. and conducted himself toward her in an "unkind, cruel, harsh, tuutnl and Inhuman" manner and that this con tinued until she was forced to leave him. Mrs. Walte avers that sh" left the I'.int llnd Hotel In this city, where she was staying with her husband, about March 17 because she feared for her life. The complaint makes illicit charges that the defendant administered poisons which caused the death of Mr. and Mrs. John i:. I'eck. "Ily pretending to be a phU'lan and a specialist In surgery." the bill says, "the defendant carled on an extensive plot In iwisoiiinc. The result of poison administered to your oratorlx's mother lesulted in her death January '-'0. 191i. The result of poison (arsenic) ndiniiils tered to your oratorix's father, John K. I'eck. resulted In the death of said John i:. I'eck March l: l?lrt. Krom the le sult of lnestlatlon jour or.itorix verily believes It to lie trim that the defendant actually had In mind to poison various other members of her family and Indeed had especially la mind to poison your or.itorix." i no comniaini inioiv? uiov me pmut'ti confession which nr. vi.me issuen in New York several days ago. It Is also alleged that Walte carried on unlawful lelatlona with "person unknown" to the plaintiff and that "between February I'J.aiid March 1, 191. he lived with one Mrs. Margaret Hortou in tho l'laza Ho- , V,,!, -n,i, ,io. ,i, .,, nt rr ", . ... . ..,, ... u. I i",.' n " - .. ,f ,, ; . " 1 ,vl. l"" ' hsl ' J ''' , "f,.,, .n,.ot practice, mid a a mora , h uet vouiig !""'!' ,",''';, , ' M , ,,. 11 V ...iiTced her to m.irrv ' ' o . sol - ta r 1'0-e of galid.ig t- i,.. ... c- vVl mil i Mrs. Walte asks that her maiden name, Clara Louise Peck, lie restored, Judge Dunham made sin older tn-dny directing Dr Walte to enter appearance. In the suit within three months and copv has bteii mailed to him In New York. ir.l77v SERIOUSLY ILL. District Altonn-' Offlee. Worried .Not Told of Divorce Milt. Dr. Walte. In Hellevue Hospital, was , , ........ .1 ... 1101 IlllOlllieo ;rsii'iu,o that Ills wife has begun an action tor uivuree, naming Mrs. Margaiet Weaver llorton. Supt. i.rtcory of Hellevue and Walter lingers Demi. Walte's lawyer, decided that ' Walte was too 111 to be told about the ' divorce pioceedlng. , It was ndmllted veteidH.v that the dentist's physical condition Is a cause of grave cunceni to Dltrht Attorney Swaim. There Is a possibility that Walto may never tecover from the ef- feels of the strong drugs lie tooK In large qiiantltle ju i.eiore ne was sr- rested for the minder of hi father-In law- John Peck, II Is no longer ' vnarges "i en ixj ie, wnicu, inoiigii iney - oil . ted that Walte attempted to kill ih. not directly alTect t ne.al him-1 properly secured -Not a pound vv.i- l-.r- 1 i elf and that he would have sue- If- certainly do not appear lo ledound I J '"'. "'u'- houi piovlsloi, be .V. i.ra i.,..i it l.Wi. for the w.iiebfol. to Ills credit a a wise and abl" d. Mug made for the l.iteiest and also a lib. -f,", . . - ... . ties of Dl'tl lives John liimilir and nay Schllldler. He was violently III yestenla III yestenla and Supt. Gregory permitted no persons Iq 1 see hlni except Ml' Deuel and Frank A, Walle. Assistant District Attorney Doollng said that It would lie Impossible to remove Walle from Hellevue this week for arraignment. The District Attorney Is rapidly lie 1 cumulating evidence of Walte's sanity. I Among the persons questioned yester ' day by Mr. Doollng was M. D. HerllU. 1 head of a school of languages. Walle I studied Flench and German In Mr. I lei ill times ' i n sc 100 lino ins iiajeo 111 illpla en 11... ,.. , keen Intelligence .Mr. I.eiillsi had never ' a doubt that Walte was eiitliely sane. John S, Potter, manager of the Plow- right undertaking establishment at 111 Lexington avenue, where I employed Fugene Oliver Kane, who embalmed Mr. Peck's body and received $ n.000 from Walie 011 the understanding that samples of embalming fluid containing arsenic would be given to the District Attorney, was questioned again last eve. nhig by Mr. Doollng. He repeated his story that he was umiwaie of a plot to deceive the authorities. The District Attorney has found the , '.'no that was missing when Kane dug from the beach nt Fast Marlon Landing, Ii. I.. J7.i0ii of the money he hail re- reived from Walle. Mr. Doollng declined to say where the Jl.'juu nail lieen rotiml or in WilOSI- possrexlOll 11 IIU'.V VVUK, m connection with this part of the InvesfT gatlon Mr. Doollng feels certain that the authorship of tho "K. Adams" tele, gram to Percy K. Peck Huh been dell, nltely established and that the sending of the telegram was the first move by persons who desired to cast suspicion 011 Walte so that the dentist would bo eager to purchase help. Mrs. llorton declined yesterday tn comment' on tho nellon taken by Mm. Walte In Grand Itapids yesterday. She was not Interested In the divorce pro ceeding, she said. She instructed Frvin r Km lib. 11 private detective, toilemnmlill) from Ttay O. Kehlndler, head of a private detective agency emplned .by the Peck family, a diamond ring which sho says (k-hlndler took from her. It had been a present to her from Walte, ihe said. LAURIER LOSES IN CANADA'S GRAFT INQUIRY His 3Iotion for Parliament tary Investigation De feated ll.'i to 15. OTTAWA SKKS MOVK TOOrST'IlKtJIlKS Ottawa. Ap'li 4. Sr Wilfrid l.au rler's motion for a full and unresti Icted Investigation of the Canadian Shell Com mittee by a committee of I'atll.imcut was rejected In the Commons to-night by u vole of M to (j. The otc mean that the inquiry will be made by n io.tl commlslon In stead of by Parliament, nnd that It will bo testrlitetl to charges made by .Mr. tC.We in cniiitcvilnn with contracts entered into titli four American com panies, the lnivrnailun.ll Arm and Fuse Company, the American Ammunition Company, , the Pioiideiice fhiiulcal Comiiany nml the IMwnrd Valve l.'om t:ill Two Conservatives, Andrew Hinder nml W. K, M.u'U'.lli, and two National ists. Paul l.amarch ami A. A. Mondoti, voted with the Opposition for an lit ipilry by Parliament. In the course f the debate hefoie the vole was taken II. M. Mael Mnald, Mb. era I, made additional charges against t.'ol. .1. Wesley Allison lie said that Allison had sought to Intlueiice the head t of one of the largest Canadian companies i to charge the snell eomnuttee an addl- tloti.il ,o tents per fuse In an cnornnus contract, one-ipiarter of the estr.i pnitlts , III l'l l In AlliwAit mi H iM.r In Him ' company anil tne remaai'ler, one-half, to two unnamed persons. W. T. White, the Finance Minister, spike for the Onvenimetit, lint made no attempt to defend (.Jen. Hughes, Col. Allison or others Implicated ill the Kte charges. S.r Wilfrid liuricr rnfrrrid to the American contractors as "sinister ad venturers lev.vmg toll nil the lifeblood of the 0'Ulitl. Hum llllulies in Itrslan. That there 1 an underground at tempt among tiovcriimeiit supporters In Parliament to foice the relg natlon of t.'en. Sir Sam Hughes, and that the attempt may lead to e po-uies which will shake the Hoi ilea (iovernment to its ei fooiiJ.itluiii?, !j So na-1 1 Ntiougly hinted at In well Infolliied lltlcal circle here. It l secret hlstoiy in Otun.i that f Sen. Hughe ha been regarded with glowing hostility by Conservative mem- I bers ever since the beginning of thelooii) ami hei ilomiiilom f IS.noo.uOo M ,h" '''' ' ho-t.lltle the , .!..,.o...o,Mi ) . -Minister of Militia made n determined . ,,,. to ,,. .,..,-,. ,, T.. Tut n . f"'l tl'f. the conduct of in depatt- ; '"'i" cm ir.ici lor war supplies ".' ' ''oneervallve alike and "" ' """"' ""'" "I politics to some uf the highest com mantis. This Independent course tu ought down Upon his head the anger of Conserva tive members, anxious for the preserva- ' Hull of Militlc,il patiouage at all tosl. , At Valciutler iiimp. wlieie tlic tir- I'.in.ulliin contingent war. mohllled with such marvellous rapldltv. ijen. Hughe found hiinef confronted with all kinds uf political dltllctltties. i Membeis of his own par! Insisted upon Interfering In the apjHiiiitmeht of ollhers, clashed with the sluing tem pestuous will of ( ! t-1 1 . Hughes, were de-' feated, appealed to Premier Horden, ami ' almoet brought about all Insurrection In . the (iovernment ranks. Hut the Minister Muck to his guns, determined that no I matter what it might cost him politically he would not permit party patronage to interfere with the vigorous conduct of his vvoik. Sir Hubert Ilorden Incline his strongest supporter, but It is known tli.it other members of the Cabinet were as stiungly oppoecd to him. Last M'sslun of Parliament opemd with a ijiiverninent puny caucus called for the puipo-e of discussing various chaises, uwtl polltnal. against the, Minister of Mihtl.i, He was bitterly and ' vigorou! assailed ami his resignation ilemanded. Hut Hen, Hughes, a lighter through and tluougli, was enabled to muk" out such a stioiig case against hi enemies that the Insurrection tol lapsed. liver since the hostility lowacl fleii. lluvhe has hem smouldering. The ...I..lu...,nn t 1 .1 i ""'" i"i- roiouiiiermg 1 lntllit Into a blaze. 1 mimic s enemie now le.iuze mat iney 11. ne oao ,oiceii in uieir llanos a ' r"" weapon 10 carry out their frcneiue 01 coiiiiieiuuit 111 resignation from the Cabinet, and It is hinted that certain members of the (iovernment ate' only too iiiixkmis tn throw the Minister nf Militia to tiie wolves If by so doing they can save the face of the tiovern mem l)eiernle Hull It- livi led. Hut Ottawa opinion Is that Gen. "uglies Is coming back fiom Hughim! for a final det.pei.ite battle with hta i enemies and will be not at all Inclined 1 tu submit ineekty to any attempt to. forte his rislgnntlon, It Is even liinted I tnnt icu. iiugncs in uuciiiiy 111 com munication with (citnlu leading Liberals and will be able lo count on their sup port when he 1 etui lis to Canada. Another stoiy Is that the Minister has in his poKs.et.slon Infoiniatlon which, ifithe duty on tocoj be lncieased from mailt- public, would badly undermine public confidence In the Uorden Hoiein- nielli, and that he will not hesitate to make use of Ii If the woihI shoiil-l coiiie, Willie Gen. Hughes I bitterly a. I siilltd In Mini" qiuiiieis of the press,1 then- Is also ,1 growing feeling that he should not be condemned before being 1 heard, tm all rildes it Is admitted that the admlliletiatloii of his depaitmeut during the war has 1 nothing short cf "votKlei rui ' Fp to the lime that Mr Ktc pie-, ferred His ciinrges the imvci anient bad peislsted ill refusing to hold an InvesH gatlon, Hut the insiirrectloii u th" Government ranks was so wMttqiread that the ollkialN no longei could afford to Ignoiu national opinion, liven now the Liberal declare that tlm Cabinet I1.1H not gone far enough. Gen. Hughes I believed lo be! on his way o New York. He Is rx-' ... 1 1 1 i f. 1, . ' ' 1 will be heard In Parliament in lux own 1 I..." ei I llll.l-Ca IllMllll Alt, in defence. If all or half the Illinois hem ri Oltawa ine line, w lllll lie Will ny teaching political elfeit, will nave it iiir "IRISH NONHKSHK ABOUT lltKI, M). Mnra "Infurlutlng Candor" fruni (lenrge llornsrd Rhsw, In next Hiinilay's New Terk Times, April II, Ordtr In ndviiiiee, Ativ, BRITISH BUDGET THE GREATEST IN ALL HISTORY Chancellor Proposes Xew Set of Taxes to Itring In Jj5:L5,00O..00O. i 'ivi l i: vv nv i) 1 1 1 t; t v I" Jllil I V.l Jl.'lJJilfil L TICKETS AX1) MATCHES flieeiat tufV liftpatch to Til Sis Ixivpnv, April 4. New taxes which will yield revenue, amounting to nearly 5,il0i),iHin i $3;.",O(i0,0u0) wete proposed to-day in the llouc of Commons by liegluald M 'Kenn.i, Chanrellor of the llxcheiiuer. to ssslat in the payment of the iot of ta war. row estimated to be about ."i.unn.Omi ( fSS.OOO.noO) a (lay. The national debt of tlre.it Itrltani at tlm end of the is,al )ear, March 31, 1S16, was f2.14n,ti0O,0Hu ( 110,700, 000, (n10), Mr MiKeiina said In his address on the budget for the coming yeir. The Chancellor said that he assumed that the war woulj last a' legist another vear. At the rate of 3,OhO,uiiO a d.i t JlTi.Ofiu.OCiui p.,. tost of th" war for tl.o .omiig vear will bo It.Slio.OOO.OOO 1 3!.H!S,iino,0iH). The reciptlmi of Ihe liudget by tile Huu was generally favorable, although the amount of the new taxation wa a surprise to the member. The lrlh Natlonalls's opposed the budsit and the I'lster men supported the Chanfellor's proposal. Thee wa some criticism of the propoed taxes on matche and rail road tirkets, as t.ixe on the latter would be a burden on the poorer clashes and would Intensify the hnu-lmt liroblem The nrnpo'iil for taxe on amusements , favui.ip.v r.-ielved The budget. h ' the b.gest In Ihiglai-.d's history, will tirob.iblv pas substantially un- ' chanuid. , The galleries wete well lllh I v. th business men Interested In the new tax ation measure, nnd most of the meiu- . hers were lii their stats when the Chan lellor beg.Ui hi speech Although the I new taxation measure make the amiu il lllll tile uilgi-" l'l me li' ui tlon, comparatively nc e im s .oiin i.,e shown tiv the public in general. Mr. MeKenna explained th.it n i a' low.ime would have to be mado for the difllculty of framing exact estimate in view of such question as the shortage of tonnaBe and re:rlc"on on foreign trade. He had assumed that the war would last during the whole lln.intlal e.u whl'h began Aprd I Durlfg tne mt vear. ir.e i naiiieoor said, the cpndltnte was t l.ri.'D.OOO.nvn t7.7r.iiO'i,iiOii). about 31,000,000 (llel.OOn.t'OO) leu thaji 'he estimate. fireat llrltiilu had loaned her allies from this amount f 313.n0.iion ( ?l,tjii..,onn T,. .-tum, t-JI-T said that the toal of r,. ,llwt (or Hte.it Hrltain would ,,, , ilUnJl fKr,. .r.oo , 3::.,0oo,- iiiifi) He pton.t-ed to put a tax on aiiiu-iments, suh a hoie race, the atres, uiovllig picture phue and foot-1 hall match". The tax was to be ac cording to tlo: prhc nf admission charged. j An aihliti'.i.a' I ix of ,i halff enny . mole on sugar, whnli would bring in j alsnit 17 iii'O.oii" i :t:..i .'piiil. vc.is also ..r.iii.ihi.,1 Vli.illii.e t.'tv ve.'ts u Itennv jatl I railway thket betwien miupeuce ' .-uid ! a shilling, with an additional penny for evert- ...l.l'.l l,nifi I .lillliiic- A saving had been effected, the Than telloi s.lld, 111 tile i Minute uf til amounts needed to assist ihe allies of the nation and itl-o Its ilomiulo' s. The saving on the dominions, he said, was due to the aitioii of Canada In i.iisitig loan in lur own territory a;.d in the Flitted States. He said tli.lt the dlffer i nee betwien th" estimate and the iulu.il . expendltiite for the allies was due In huge p-irl to delas mill that the sum needed would uppioxlmiite the estimate. The ril.ilu. ll.ir ald that the actual dt licit on the .vear was 1,22,00(1.000 ( i!,l 10,Oiii,O0ii), while th" national debt, at the col of the iln.iiui.il year was 2,1 lll.'IOO.'.'Oli I $lil,7l'0,00ll.0UO). I If thU Ji the sum or uii.s.iuiti.iion i.Mti.iiini.O'iii) ; had lieen b nt to the allies, The debt be. I I fore the win, he said, wa fil.M, 000,000 I (J3.2."i."i,iioO,oimi I I Pniv Islnii Mode for Loans. Ml MeKenna said that Hie yield fiom incieascd taxation wa a-Miiance lo the ... .1 -I, .1.1, ,. fiiml. ;"""' - , .. . , Mr. MeKenna proposed that the maxl- mum income nix oe iixcu at live siiin- mi;i on 101 innnni liiisiiu ..1 rtt-r eeni 1; on eameo incunn-e u. 10 uuu i.,jnii) ne icc"iiiincmi'-i 111.11 ine lax lie 111 creased to two shillings and three pence per pound, and on income between i.'oio 1 .U'.r.O'l I and il.i't'U iKi.inmi) t two shilling and sx peine per pound ( about ( Kurope.m war. The .Minister has ex 12'j per t lit Tlicie w.in no change 1 pressed no opinions, but has simply foi In the super tax. Karne.l liiiomes over warded such Infoi illation a- h.i leathed 1 2,300 1 SUViiHi 1 and unearned over 2,-; him for Secretin y of Slat" Lansing's 1 on im)0 ($10,0011) will bear a live shillings ! slderatloti. tax mt potiliil 1 about 2.1 per rem.). He icconiineiided thai the tax 011 small In- come be at the rate of one shilling and six peine. A tax 011 matches was pinposed, which, the Chancellor said, would leld about 2.0011,000 1 1 in, 000,000) leveuue. He also proposed that licenses 011 automo biles and cycles be doubled and those of motois 01 er blxteen hoise-power be trebled III co-l. Ho recommended that tluee half pence to six pence pel ioiiud, and ail additional tax of threel pence on coffi c Tabic w.iteis, be uiged, should be taxed four pence and eUht ' pence per gallon . The Chancellor also urged lh.it the tax on excess war prollts be incieascd t r,o pe cent. Mr. MeKenna said Unit he would be disappointed If serious economies wete not effected in the com. ng vear. He expressed IiIh loyal gratl- ,d, t,t the King for his recent klnulyi glfi to llie war and added that on the I n tin 11 of 1 nler A-quith to Cngland the Government would ileteimlne to what use lo put the King's gift. Tho Chancellor also proposed a tax 011 in ii 1 1 in I thkets of four shillings on llrsl lias tickets, three shillings 011 sec. oiul class thkets and two shllliugM on third class tickets for Joiirnes twin tunning within Ihe I'nltcil Kingdom hut piling outside the Hlitlslt Isles. In al- . .... ..... .... inning 10 ine ia on uioviiig picture ex- 1,11, itbii.M he snld that the tan w,,i.i i. griiilualt-d according to tho price of ad. nilsslon. For inliiiissloiis costing two pence or under he promised 11 lax of half m any. The ncalo would rlnc on nilmls. fclons to amusements In a shilling 011 ad- CoHlfiinrd on Second rage. dutch troops massed ON GERMAN FRONTIER Line Closed, Rome Hears Envoy to Vatican Denies Warlike Intent Holland Said to Fear She Will Be Forced to Defend Neutrality. lrcttl fiUf Oeir.aleL to Tnt Sex. Homf, April 4. Holland has masked all her available troop on the German frontier nnd has closed the border, ac cording to wireless despatches received hero to-day from Zurich. The Dutch envoy accredited to the Holy See has nssutod tho Pope that the military measures tHkrn by Holland are not a prelude to Intervention in tho war, hut are merely measure of precaution. Mobilization is likely to become neces sary, the envoy explained. If the nation's territorial Integrity should be threatened In a general oifcnslve. FEAH GERMAN PURPOSE. llnti'h Think llerfln, Iltiirt'lliiir a llrltlah Vlov e, Pliin. Invnsliiii. AMsTi::aiM, Apr.l I Former Minister of War Colyn said to-day tn.it Hie recent military picpar.it, ons were taken tin a provontlvc of poss.ble (.ierinau entry into Holland. The fotmer Minister said that he did not believe there was a possibility of the t.ew Hrltlsh cu II. y landing on '!e Dutch ccast. but tnat this l.u.ditg may be con sidered llkily by (jet many If the Hermans begin to fear an at tack on the Herman forces through Dutch territory they may lie influenced to make proposal winch Hollar.'l could not ac cept without violation of her neutrality toward the Alius. "We must iisume mat Oerm.iny Is acquainted with our defensive lapatlty." said Jonkheer Colyn. "If the Judges that cap.fcit.v Inadequate ard considers that a llriiisli ii:-uitlou ln,o (lenn.iay through lloltand Is to be feared would it then lie strange If we were npproarh.! fiom the (ieim.in side with proposal to whli h we cannot subin.t, because they would iiii.in the nli imlomiieiit of our neutrality towaid the Allies? "I know that ae.a.nst this It nuy be said tnat tne Hrltish vvlil no' make a lindliig m llollnnd. and that if they should attempt it we are quite capable of toppii.g a Hrlt i m.irh eastwanl or n,uttir .iHPvard Hut tl dt Is lirelevant, Tlie que" on I not what we t'.i'nk. but Citrm.it. tnltik. The fo-me: Mlmsltr u.ed a' n- create in the Dutcn forci. so that tier many would l'e nssuied t.f the ab.idy and Intention of Hoilnnd to pievnt any menace to th" tinprotee'ed Cerm.in bor der lie admitted tl.a: there was un Incicaslrg pnsstbii-ty of rnMP t m bth sidis, but said that rl.lle Holl.Mid mlrht wa.t n legard to her dlllhulties with Ihighind "omethmn po:i ve rn'i" be dmie tonrcrnl:. (iermany CHARGE SHIPPING PLOT. II ii It'll P.-iim'm ; trni nn slnU. Yvrm to Unlni't rtmiatllltiii. Tin: Mu.ir Ap ' rvntlv end ir.al.'t ln:t !i news.' determine .1 -tan,! '. e, are Ml. ti e r.v'o ' ' omc pre the llelltril I 1MB mei.t of d.p'oin.it'- .i; , e. sine uK.iinst llerma.'y l countries now suffer. ng fiom what tliev Urn. the Herman "submarine outtages." Seveia! of these in.i.i'is declare that there can be po thr evplanat on nf ihe deliberate att.u ks on neutral shipp.ng than the determination of Herin.iuy to de-tioy a many ships of all nationalities a It can so that when the war Is ended and the Herman merchant vessel are ie- '' Iff" i competition hamper them ,n .seizing the commeue of tile World. only tin- pio.Ally 7c;ivi'i uiges win. Some new r.p ipcrs belt the public to wait until it Is stahllshcil be nnd doubt thai the latest outrage iignint Dutch shipping were due to Herman Un peiioe Fven Hutterdim is inchued to bo slow to blame Hiiin.ui, perhaps be. c.iu-e of the trade relation of many of the Herman uintm r.-ul liouse estnb lislieil there. No one In Holland believe the liiimiatlon made bv tertalii Her man newspapers that a I'.ntl'h rti 1 ill l.t I 1 1 ii- seui uie iiii.aiiiia .iii.i j llie I'.iienii'anu 10 ineir oiioiii. 11 i.s pointeil out tlmt none of th" AIIUs ever nitackeil neutiul meriiiaiitmen because is manifestly ag.iint the Intel ets of the Fnlente to diminish the cargo car- iing (vtp.icity of the world. Tin- l.ut thai Herman' will not aikuow ledge Ihe pos-iblllly of .1 mistake by one of it submarine c n 1 1 1 1 .1 1 1 ! t s Is icganled n a s.gu Hint this renewal of attack- on Dutch shipping I cniudiletcil so grave 111 Incident that the llerlln Hovi-. nmetit dale not usuine lespou-lhilily for it, VAN DYKE REPORTS. Minister Nolltle I . . of I neiisl nrii lu Holland. W vslllNitro.w Apiil 4. Dr lleniy van DIe, American Minister at The Hague, has untitled the State Department of re pot ts of uni asiiies.s In Holland, Indicating that the countiy may In fin ceil into the There nppe.11- to b. a veil of deep mystery shrouding Holland' fear that the Pinch people may after all pot be able to escape becoming Involved III the war, Dr. van Dyke sl;e of the -Inking of the Tuhuiitla as mousing comment and speculation In the press. It Is un derstood that Holland's teal fear Is that the Ihilente Allies will pres their re. que-t that tin Unity of the Hhlne with Germany be abrogated and that the Netheil.illils will become a b.ittlcgi omiil. The Ihiteute All lies have prisi-d Hol land to abrogate Ihe tieaty of the Hbllie foi the reason that this Instrument pei mll Germany to luipoit fn-ely up (lie lllilne mid theieby tends to nullify the effect of the Allies' blockade of Gel many, but the Dutch have peristentl (b dined to consider any such suggestion mi the ground that II would Inevitably mean war with Geiinan). At the Paris ciiifeience this question I said lo have cine piiiuteillv to the loin and diplo mats at Tin- Hague have heard alarming lcoits concerning th" L'llteiite Allies' determination lo insist upon Holland cutting off the How ot supplies to Ger many. The po-slblllty of Hutch territory being Used by any of the belligerents bus, It Is said, placed Holland "between the devil and the deep sea." There have been reports lecenlly thai Prance mid Great Hrilaln Intended 10 still,.. l( blow at Germany via Holland In the next I Hlitente oireiiMVe. Dutch dl,lom:its 10 London all, I Paris have Inquired I'olicit ouiily about till and ireelved leissur ance.s that Dutch neutrality would be lespeeted, Hut Germany has declined to place as much ciedi-nce In tho Lu te lite' s promise uu the Dutch officials. Germany su In effect, at'curdliit; lo advices received heie "There 11,11-1 be 110 possibility of the fatherland's ennmlea being able to attack Oermany through Holland." To bo doubly assured the Herman Government e.xprewes u delrc to eee that Holland lias an adequate force ready to repel anv encroachment 011 Dutch territory, and furthermore hints nt the possible necessity of send ing Herman Hoops Into Holland to strengthen Dutch force. which Herman)' believes might bo subject to attack. In soiiih quarters at The, Hague Her nuiny's fear that the Allies may sud denly attack her through Holland i considered tiie most Immediate problem for the Dutch Hov eminent to face. Hol land I not willing for Hoop of tile I En tente to violate Dutch neutrality, but la equally unwilling to penult Herman troops to cross into Dutch territory. Any concession along this line to Germany means war with the Knlcnte, for Hoi land Is, It Is said, between two tires It In explained tli.it both Ueimany and the Entente are pressing her for de cisions on point. of vital Intetest to tlnmselves and using every available means to win her over. The Dutch f iovernment 1, however. making it determined stand lo maintain t its neutrality, vcimc Intrigues and counter Intrigue are at work to destroy It. Thus the sinking of t.ie Tubantl.i was seized on a it mean of alienating tho friendship of Oermany by friends of j the Kntenle. Hera 1111 agents, of whom The Hague and liotterdam uie fuil, are continuing their efforts to make tile 1 Dutch people believe that Oermany lmsl already won the war and that trouble between Holland and Germany would necesarily result i.i making Holland apother Helgium, Tiie D11KI1 diplomat spirttei.tly Pave In en able to steer a straight iriuise, in spite of It all, and latest report Indicate that the Netherlands irovernment's fears .ne ornewhat relaxed. The net policy of the Hutch rectus to he now what it bus been since the beginning of the war, i:..mely, that Holland would main tain Us lieutre'ity by force It nece; sarv. This i interpteted to mean thai tile first of the le!lllgient coun tries that violates Dutth neutrality will be lloll. 11, .I'm enemy, and that Holland will foithwith ijtp'iie the cause of 'he other s,.!c. o.'lici.ils here, bnwevei. punt to the f.-ct ihut It l. Holland's jueparetlness and th" mil known lighting qualities of Pin Dut.ii that inika Holland' neu trality a matter of rrsprrt for nil bel hcerent alike. Had Holland besn un- pr.'p'ired. they say, she would have he.-n toin t . pleci.s nr.d trampled upon within a ic vvcel.H afer :hi eutbtea'.; of the vur. NORWAY MAKES INQUIRY AU. (irrinr.n.v If If llnat WanU Her sbipk VV'iinta Cninprtiantlou, l.oNt.oN. .Atu, I 4. Th Norvvec '''I vi-'vi-ininenv r.ai- reqifsted Hermatu to ascertain wnsih'- i.e-man submarines I ive sin!- nay nf the large number uf N".veg in ships ist ie, truly, accord ing tO ,1 I ' ilf tl. IlL-l T. lle-t,-,t.' , I., ihj 1 v.. iii, as iiecraph Cominm. Norway v. 11 11eu1ar.il tun ompeiis.itlon If Her. man ulimiii.tie 11 -nous b!e. .ne loin .1 to have been i lepat 1 add licit ilimni', i ........ ii..,, ,,, ,e torpedoing of otnerl ...inicilijli Vl'se(s f. no tl,. of the M'omiir.ne tainp.iign hi ro vet been tlu.s!i. , ' " ' 1 ,s l ot -,et' GERMANS MAKE NEW AIR RAID ON BRITAIN Fourth, in ,-is. ..iii Xis-lil-.-. Iiivi"tc( Ayiiiiist (ipj, Yni'inoiitli Dcft'ii Lo.xno.v. .pril 4 - ,.vv y.eppel.n laid 011 Hn'isli tei,:t,y w.,s ni.,de last night, the fouitli hi four nights, the German a. mien throwing explosive I'Olllli- 1 1 1 ... 1 1 Hie foitllll.lliuns ,, 1 Gte.it .11 mouth, ninet.eu mil w Ich. east of Nor- in- 1, ens ,, by the Hr.tish 111.- 1 a., I was held up epsol s unfit .1 1 '.., .... n I vihniiolty Materiunt ghuu- an r of the attac altei noon. was 1, ned lleie this1 A'-cor.liiig to llPt.m nu.u the soiithiast ,oasi w.i, made bv "navil airships," while Uie Hrltlsh War Olllce hi II belated report refeis ,ih- n(. .-ppelln, adding that no damage r casii.iltle- treiilled Tile Herman state. Ilielit follows. On the niKht of Apt. I 3-1 lien,,.,,, naval airship attacUe.l n -outhea.t cast of Liu-land ,,t t iin-xv- explosive brtinbs 011 the formications near Or.-.n laruioinn. .viinough they weie fh Hie alt ship 11 turned safeli. e.l Th,- follmvlng stalonn nt' was .mi,, h the War OMIce this afleiuonu . A Zl ppelln I- leported to ll i , ( Clossed the i;.it Angll in coast be tween 2 and 3 o'clock this iTllefda ) inornliig. The all ship does not, s, ,'.,,, lo have been long over land. ,. though several bomb explosions mo leported no fragments of bombs have been lll-coveicd lip to date. .No damage wa i.iu-ed and po C.V 11, .lues nave been traced The Gei m 111 Admiral! - .oioiiia ot the Zeppelin raid 011 Sunday night, 11. wlin l wa ricscilbcd the boiiibaidnient of Leiib, IMlnbutgh and inanv ship, building nnd m.iiiufactuiliig plants p, Scot and. was given out to-day by the ttti.-t.il Pie.s Hill, mu win, tu, folv. Illg i-oiuillelll "The dcrui.ii. olln,. il loipiiiunii.ition Is of the iimiiI Inacciiial" and bom basil,' type tilth whl.b Geiiiiapj ho.t lo delude neutrals and hot own people." The salvage ot Ihe Zeppelin ,.i.,. which 1- now submerged 111 -hallow water near the mouth 01 tn.. Thames, will In, undertaken !, Hp. Hrltlsh Aero' liautlc.il Institute if the consent of tin Hovenitiient can be gamed The 1 11st it lit ha asked u 1 oii-sau, Hum Hie HoVelninenl lo lllnlel l.iK. Un, wink at Its own expcii..i, bi-liiug tiia the Zeppelin can be sand and nbulli to lie ll-ed .iK.lln.t the enemy Wlth.n tluee iponth-. ihe fllllfp ,llll(',s Liu Anglii coi'le. .. incident telegraphs thai 11 Zeppelin was 1 tniMiliiig iii,.iieiitl overland lo; all n ninfti mliiuies, r.illmMiiL' .11, I it' 1 - coin se. iiltce lioiulis- Mete dloppi il f I inn lb" iillslllp. but lhc explode,! h.iimlessly In open ilelds Later, ,fi,u the Zeppelin hud gone back toward Hie sea. nine expiations were heard in rapid Fili-cession, FRENCH CRUSH ATTACK NORTH OF VERDUN LINE JIow Down German Musses Hurled Against. iJaimu mont Sector. PALMS SAYS EXEMV KLEI) IX DISORDER Teutons. Who Lose Heavily, Also lfepulscd at Vil lage of Haucourt. DKKEXDEKS ADVAXCE IXCAILLETTEW001I IJerlin Declares All CoiUileB. Thrusts by French Mr-t With Disaster. : eteittKahle VetpatcK tn Tnr Six I.0M.O.X. April 4 TI19 Freneli Hud north of Verdun biockett totlay .1 t ur.d lavishly planned attempt of the tier, mans to bieuli through in the riouat.r.imis sector. T..e Hsjault. mnto ( 3 o'doc'rC tins after: o.q en the first line lV.ncn treu. i-.e.s TOO .lieters south of Dnuufmor. village, was completely repulsed and th Oertii..-' were t hi own back with hr,v losstt. I.:.rge f.,res vveie used in tjje ati.ick, wnitli wag inatlp 111 the wave formation u"J to peislstently by the German-: in these rushes. Karly in tin: day the .. man lie ivy gum, which had dccreaja their lire, took up tho bomhartlmei.e agn..-. with treat violence, ptcpmalorj tu yie adv nice of tin. Infantry. As the Hermans climbed o'-.t of tla.:' , tr' nrhes for the assault the l'rench lltn 'luruln wa lowered and the Ocriu-H I hues. piessliiK forward towaii! tl.t trenches, vvcfj cut down. on aft-c no- otl'.er until the remnants of tli orgiMii zutlons on the field fell back In tHiotri.ec" to the lloia Chaufour. Hrrrasua Lcc l(rttll. The a'tackiuc forces were imist.-o bv the French artillery tire as they fell back and sufteied considerable loi-. A Herman attati; also wan made lb s afternoon ng.unst the village of linn toiiit. Just south of M.ilancourt. This attack also, the French War '.Hike sarf, vv.., tomp.etfly repulst'd. While the two Herman attacks. on oil eaih side of the river, were bcinc retiulsed. the French nioniioieA fi,.ii ii.M.r, -1... i .. i . .. .. " ' ' .i. i.i 111 uie 1101s 1 alllf.tl.j 'SK"" lolltl"1""' " make progtess. These counter aliaek. which .vesterdiiv had cleared the Hoi- Falllette. gained by ine i.ermans on Satuiday night, to-day weie pu-lung the advantage 1101th of this wood, winch lies illiectly to th south of Fott Douaumont. French Crush German AllncU. The official communique Issued b th l'lelldl War office to-nlglit s.ls. North of the Al-ue and in the Ar goicn our batteries exe,-ut'd an iff., ilellt Hie 1111 1 neniy organizations West of the .Meuse an enemy att.'n K dnecteil at 2 o'clock this afternoon iiL-.ilnst the village of Haucourt w...s , ompletely lepulsed. Last of tile .Meuse the boiiil.irdment wa rcbun.eii. in the ionise of the day, with great Moleiue on our fiom Istweeu Doju -inoi.t and Vitus. About 3 o'clock In the afiei'iio.pi the Herman l.nitun.l a very strong attack on our rlrt lltn-, situated about 3oo meters to the sout.t of the village of Douaumont. Ti . waves of the attack weie mowed down lij mil III" 111 t.iin ami the tire of our mlti.ulleti-fx and Infantry. .11, d fell back 111 iiloi,er toward Chaufour wood, when- our attlllet.v, conceiHr.H ing Us lite, caused the 1 nein) coiisid- table losses. Ninth of I'ailletto wood our ttnjpn . 11: 1 1 1 n 1 1,-1 1 to in, he pni-;ic.ss m the ionise of the day. Ill the oev ''e thete Was .in ,'t -b-iv dlle; III the re, tors at li e foot ,.f the lleluhts nf the Meuse. In th" Vc-ges. after 11 lively bom. b.ilillllclit of "III' position- southeast of Sej,vls.e.laiit, the. Germans i lenipled to leach our trenches. They wet,, diiven back to tluir own lilies h otii lire curtain, i'ii the night of AP il 3-1 one of our diiigible- thtew thirty. foip- shells on the lailway -tathm of Ainlun-Ie-Itoman iju-t Inside the Flench f or., lur. northwest of Met.). French Xltliiii VhIii, r lleiiii,. The otfuial -lateineut s-uc,l in Hiilm to-da says lb. it nil th" k'iflich counter allacks onanist the H.i.s ('alllelte pos.- tnnis Ii.im 1 11 pulsed In spite of le- peated ti-sau' s and extiemely heavy sin-, im c.s Tills statement, w ii.ch iippouines tin ,.ii!uie of the Cilllette wo.sl po.s.l.oiH l, the Hi 1 111 ins oil April 2, sas: Afler powerful ai tiller pn pa a lull tic Hiili-h have taken po-se-s mi o' Ine tiale.' .-until of St. LI01, wii. a we look Mo. 11 them oil .M.i-ill 2 Hi 1I0- legion of the foit of Douo.i mom ,,ui insips, ,,iter hlnoi- tllitli f. (lip. IP .'d Oil Apiil '.' Sil.I.e sl.Ollg I'. I'll. 'I delellce ,o.sltlOS -outline.' .,0,1 south ot 111" foil and 1,1 1: illicit" wooo. i'ney lepubcd from tiio cup lined position nil the enemy's ioiim tet' attacks, who 1 continued into Ihe lilgb,. Llllplo .ng iMeclliigly sluice folte.. and .11 the o.-i ol cx.leme i.eav -n-.ilucs the I'.eiui, r pMr, bl and f. U'.t ,-.ly Hie a. ,-d the ilclellc.j ("i-i.iinis which tin- ii.nl o. : n i'i 1- lette wood inning mil- all. n I,- 011 Vol ! .' we. inplll.ed III UIIW olppleil pl,.sjuel' , 11. lit '1 ofllcc il, , I 71 1 ine, 1 ,,,, eij;,,; in.ich n-" gun-. Hen v V rl lller etl,,, 1,1-1 nigh! -m I Verdun sector aci.vity was conlliied p, the artlllel-. ,-hn th in- lio uisici'ii b.,1,1, ,,f il,,. ,, the M, il.in, oiirt-A Mi, ouri sector. ihe Fiei.ili aflcriiiioii 1 oiiimupiqu'1 to, low In Mie Aigoune we ImiiiiIi.ii iled cer. lain Gei man urgauUatioipi, partlcu-