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1,530,000 AMERICAN SOLDIERS ORDERED TO FRONT;
ALUED ARMIES PREPARE FOR NEW GERMAN DRIVE
NO.) 4177.' WEATHER-FAIR;
ONE CENT '?????
THE HERALD?one cent daily,
two cents Sunday?at your door
before breakfast for 30 cents a month.
Telephone Main.3300.
V. S. PREPARING TO INCREASE ARMY
AS 1,530,000 MEN READY TO MOVE
AWAIT TRANSPORTS TO TRENCHES
Congress Will Adopt Changes
Necessary for Mobilization of
NewDraft Army, to Com
prise 500,000 Men
OPPOSITION HAS DISAPPEARED
Indications Point to Necessity of America
Raising Greater Forces for Support of
Gen. Foch and Allied Armies.
The executive machinery by which the United States army must
be immediately increased to meet the demand for men on the battle
fronts of Europe was placed in motion yesterday.
At the suggestion of the White House, the Military Affairs Com
mittee of the House of Representatives agreed to urge at once the
adoption of the resolution which would ratify the re-classification of
9.000,000 draft registrants.
Other steps are to be taken that will give priority to all pending
legislation regarded as vital to the efficient conduct of the war.
Hie arrangement of draft registrants, not already called to the
, colors, into five classes, according to eligibility for military service,
was completed by Maj. Gen. Enoch H. Crowder. provost marshal,
many weeks ago. * ?
vboliahes .
The Plan was evolved to
the human lottery ?> stem ??der
which the first selective draft array
V. as called. It places in ' *"
unmarried men without dements as 1
subject to the first call In the order ol ?
then umber, on the
Class 2 includes registrants next in
eligibility. Classes 3. 4 and o a 1
graded in the same winner. .
Before this system can be placed
into operation it must be a^'roVed
bv Congress. The Joint resolution in
tendedtTgive the neceswry power)
was introduced on March 2,
rerred to the Military Affairs Cora |
mittee where it has sihte remained, j
The cause of delay was ach.'geby
certain Representatives that an> |
. hanae in the draft ayatem would he ,
unfair to the men already .selecU-d un
rier the lottery system, some of whom
are already fighting In fnnce
The developments for the '
which make apparent the neces
.^ToT raising an army greater than
ever before conceived is said to hav j
mulllfied the objections to the classi
fication scheme. The opposition from
the ftfst was regarded In admlnistra
(ion circles as being purely politi
'"I" favorable report on the resolu
tion from the committee is in this
way assured. The unanimous adop
, on bv congress of the plan repre
,..?icd Is also said to be practically
lrTh",niast reports from Ihe adjutant
tcneral's o?ce give the approximate
:r;;?B,h of the mued at^e..
which includes National ouard Re-.
?-rve Corps, and national army units
-,s 13.SOO officers. 1,53D.?<? men. The,
built of this total is under orders to
move The destination is Europe and
,he date of departure depends only
on Shipping facilities.^
IMeaty ?* SM?
Rv early summer there will he am
?)* snace in the cantonments for the
forces that must be called under
lhi> selective draft system. More
than mw of the lota I military
It i ength given In the procedmg para
.-ranh were obtained Ihrough the
draft Tflese men haw been trained
a!rf are now ready to So the work of
re*V??>errdraft of has been
?>?rtrized and is now beintr sent
the cantonments for tmlnln*.
Vh" ;^r7h^-hm.^b?uft^
MX? *c?ta#y of War Baker left
/f>w*rance. which was even before
/i?. Ki>tlne emergency arose, he
Military Affairs Committee
JX ?V It would be necessary
? the irnmediate future to call still
another 50?.W? hy draft.
The total draft authorised by
, Jncress to date I. LMMM. Be
. J1 this figure can be exceeded
r/re must ? new legislation The
T Trims of the classification sys
^mP win t the first step in that
'"^report Vom Europe re
ined at the White House and the
Wsr OeP-rtment 1. ,aid to empha^
??,- increasing need of man
power to withstand the
of the Teutonic armies. The assur
ance of support made to Gen. Foch
president Wilson through MaJ.
G? Perahln. make. It certain the
^dminintra tion will use every en
j?-VOr to avoid delays.
It Is regarded as likely that Sec
retary Baker ?,r (If hi
mended Increases which will n?
available to Congressmen when -he
new legislation Is taken up for con
sideration.
The latest reports to the War oe
nartment did not arouse the same
Si^unt of optimism as those received
_ Monday The official diapatghea
uJd the allied armies* under Gen.
rock were making "?dyto counter
another blow from the Germane. It
WJYISCXD OK PIG I TWO
I GAS MASK REPORT
TO BE INVESTIGATED
Surgeon General Gorgas Will Gath
er All Facts Obtainable.
Surg. Gen. Gorgas last night an
nounced that he would immediately
investigate the charge made on the
floor of the Senate yesterday by Sen
ator Thomas, of Colorado, that 3.000
gas masks sent to Pershing's force
had been rendered useless as the re
sult of the work of German spies.
Gen. Gorgas said the statement of
Senator Thomas was the tirst infor
mation he had received on the subject,
and that he would not let the matter
rest until he had made a thorough
Investigation.
LABOR STRIKE
i ADJUSTMENTS
IN PROGRESS
Departments Request Nor
folk Laborers to Return
Pending Settlement.
j Aiding the Navy Department in
the labor troubles around Hampton
Roads, where approximately 5.000
carpenters and other navy yard
workers struck for more pay. the
Department of I>abor yesterday
sent a special conciliator to in
duce the men to return to work
i pending settlement. ? The Depart
j ment sent Ethelbert Stewart, chief
* statistician of the bureau of labor
| statistics.
Demand Wurc Inorrnnr.
The workers in the navy yards
and naval bases demand sixty-two
and a half cents an hour for an
eight hour day instead of flfty-nine,
as at present. The present wage
decision of the Shipbuilding Labor
? Adjustment Board for that district
J drives a minimum of sixty-flve cents
; an hour for an eight hour day to
(carpenters and similar skilled work*
ers in the wooden ship yards, and
the shipworkers, 1 who recently
threatened strike in protest of the
sixty-five cent rate and have just
ifinished a conferenee here, probably
I will get an approximation of the
Philadelphia scale, about five cents
an hour, or eleven cents an hour
more than the striking navy yard
workers were getting.
The Norfolk draft boards, which
have been reported as placing striking
government workers in class 1, are
acting under general instructions con
tained in the selective service regula
tions. it was said at the ofllce of the
Provost Marshal General last night.
A striker automatically loses his de
ferred classification by his change of
status. ** * , j
Ckantet Draft Rating.
This rule ha# been impressed upon all
local boards and a strict watch for
such cases is maintained at all times.
The registrant himaelf Is required, un
der penalty, to notify hi? board ok
his change of status within five days
after the occurrence thereof.
COMJM.-ED QN PAOS THK
G======*
Favorable Report
Upon Bill to Find
Soft Job Officers
Representative Anthony, of
Kansas, introduced the fol
lowing resolution in the
House on April 1. It was re
ferred to the House Commit
toe on Military Affairs which
passed upon it favorably yes
terday. The House will prob
ably take action on it within
the next few days:
Resolved, Tli at the Secre
tary ef War he, aad he la
hereby, directed to furalah
to the House for Information
of the a* ?non an prac
ticable. the farta In reference
to the liwuancf of a eom
mlaalen to Herbert A. Meyer,
aa captain In the Aviation
section of the *l?;nal Corpsj
alao any Information aa to
whether the recent ofllelal
ntntemcnta of the War De
partment dlacontinuinic the
Inauance of commlnsiona In the
nrmy of the United States
to peraona In civil life,
and to rexlatranta under the
aelectlve drrfft act of May 18,
1917, were violated In the
caae of Herbert A. Meyer;
alao a llat of all commlaalona
which have been laaued In
violation of anch procedure.
HOUSE STORM
BROODING TILL
! SLACKER GOES
Congress Indignant Over
Delay in Action by War
Department.
COMMISSION QUERIED
I Congress is simmering with indig
nation over the "slacker commission"
scandal which was first given pub
licity by The Washington Herald.
Storms threaten in both House and
Senate unless the War Department
accomplishes quicffly and thoroughly
the promised weeding out of officers
within the draft who ate doing cleri
j cal work in Washington.
A resolution calling upon the War
1 Department to declare whether or not
I it violated its own official rulings In
I the issuance of a commission to Her
bert A. Meyer as captain in the
| aviation section of the Signal Corps
has been submitted by Representative
Anthony, of Kansas, and passed upon
favorably by the House Committee on
Military AfTairs.
Cal la for Llat.
j The resolution also calls upon the
War Department to furnish a list of
all commissions which have been is
sued in contradiction of recent of
ficial statements of the War Depart
ment discontinuing the issuance of
commissions in the Officers' Reserve
Corps of registrants under the selec
tive draft.
Representative Anthony said, In
speaking of the bill: "Bureau chiefs
of the War Department informed va
rious members of Congress more than
a month ago that no commissions
were being issued to civilians within
the draft. It was said that the only
men of draft age receiving commis
sions were enlisted men who had
worked their way up from the ranks,
with the exception of a few men of
extraordinary ability.
"It Is know that a number of
civilians within the draft have been
' commissioned within the last month.
This 'extraordinary ability' needs
some definition. I have no wish to
disparage Capt. Meyer, but it may
be said that he was a clerk in the
Department of the Interior prior to
his commissioning in the Signal
Corps.
"We want the War Department
to tell us a little of the mysterious
ways in which it moves its wonders
to perform. Politics and Influence
would easily explain the granting
of many recent commissions. It Is
now the War Department's move.
Unless the War Department can ex
CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO.
SECRETARY BAKER
ARRIVES IN ROME
? ____________
Receives Welcome from Italian
Statesmen and Military Leaders.
Rom#. April 2.?Secretary of War
Baker arrived here today. He was
greeted at the railway station by a
reception committee composed of Ital
ian statesmen and political and mili
tary leaders. A huge throng gave
htm a tremendous bvatlon as he came
out of the station and stepped Into a
waiting antomoblle. He was accom
panied by United States Ambassador
Nelson Paga.
SOLONS GIVE
RIGHT OF WAY
TO WAR WORK
Minor Measures to Receive
Scant Attention During
Crisis.
TO AID ALLIES MORE
Senator King Calls for War
on Turkey and
Bulgaria.
| Five important steps were taken here
yesterday to back up President Wil
son's promise of immediate aid to the
allies. They were:
1. Representative Julius Kahn. ot
California, ranking minority memb-r
of the Military Affairs Committee, put
in the House a resolution calling for
a rule that would give precedence in
the legislative calendar to all war bills.
i. Ratification by the committee of
the administration's plan of reclassify
ing drafted men in anticipation of a
greater army was ordered.
Shlpbulldrra It cprininndrd.
3. Chairman Hurley, of the Shipping .
Board, sent to the managers of all
shipyards engaged on government j
work a circular telegram sharply call- |
ing them to task for a fall-down on |
the ship production program for March (
and asking explanations."
4. The War Industries Board an
CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO.
SHIP PROGRAM
FALLS BEHIND
DURING MARCH
Emergency Fleet Corpora-1
tion Urges Yards to Speed '
Up on Construction.
WANTS TEAMWORK
Declares Estimates Furnish
ed by Builders Were in
Excess of Output.
"America wants ships, not excuses."
says Edward N. Hurley, chairman of
the United States Shipping Board, in
a telegram sent last night to every
government shipyard manager. Em
phasizing that the March production
was far below expectations based on
the promises of the shipyard man
agers themselves, he insists on a state
ment of plain facts as to prospects for
April. The telegram, which is signed
also by Charles Piei, general man
ager of the Emergency Fleet Corpora
tion, reads:
Skert of Skip*.
"We are keenly disappointed in the
n mount of tonnage delivered by Amer
ican shipysrds during month of March
and the slow progress made in many
yards. Only twenty-one steel vessels.
| aggregating 1 ?6,700 tons, were dellver
j ed during that month, and our ralnl
i mum estimate was for 197,075 tons.
' CON TIN CCD "on PAGE TWO
RETURNS INDICATE LENROOT
VICTOR IN WISCONSIN FIGHT
Republican Candidate for Senatorial Toga
Leading Democrat by Slender Majority,
with Indications That La Follette Men Sup
ported Wilson Nominee.
BULLETIN
Milwaukee, Wis., April 2.?Official returns from 899 of the
2,283' precincts in the State, including 75 in Milwaukee county,
give Lenroot 66,672; Davics, 58,985.
Madison, Wis., April 2.?Returns from 687 out of 2,283 precincts
in the threc-cornercd Senatorial race, to choose a successor to the
late Senator Husting, showed Representative Lenroot crawling up
and almost tied with Joseph C. Davies, while Victor Berger trailed
last. The returns showed:
Davies, 50,385; Lenroot, 50.332; Berger, 36,722.
Claim Victory.
As returns continued to come in.
W. R. Hollister, secretary of the
Democratic Campaign Committee, de
clared that Davics would be elected.
He said information to this effect came
from the Wisconsin State committee. I
and that private returns showed that
Davies was running strongly in the
cities. The site of the majority
claimed for Davies was not given.
Karl? Return*.
Milwaukee, Wis., April 2.?With com
plete returns from 203 out of -.283 pre
cincts in the State, which gave Len
root a lead over Joseph E. Davies of
3,500, indications were that Davics has
won tho senatorial election by a very
slender margin.
Gov. Phillips, who managed the dam
paign for Lenroot, still claims the
election as certain for his candidate.
In Milwaukee thlrty-ono precincts
with practically every ward represent
ed gave Berger 6.446. Davies 5.133. and
Lenroot 4.889.
Lrflroot Confident.
In 114 precincts scattered over the
State the vote stood, Lenroot, 7,830;
Davies, 5,869, and Berger. 5,903. The
result Is being slowly counted as In
many towns the polls did not close
until 9 o'clock.
Davies scored heavily and upset all
predictions when the town of Port
Washington in Washington County
returned Davis 544 votes, Lenroot, 180,
and Berger, 80.
Washington Is a strong German set
tlement and in the primary, the Dem
ocratic strength was less than half
the normal showing for the party.
The entire county only polled 69-"?
Democratic votes in the recent pri
mary.
Not any too comfortir>g to Lenroot
people was the first bulletin from La
Follette's home?Madison township in
Dane County, which gave Lenroot j
178, Davies 100, and Berger 44.
The contest in Milwaukee County
is believed to be ^ see-saw affair
between the Socialists ?nd the non
partisan ticket. Indications are it
Is neck and neck between Mayor
Hoan, Socialist, and Braman, the
entry of the old party combination.
La Follette Showing.
The Republicans in their final es
timate. which was based on reports
from party workers declared they
Celtic Reaches Port,
Although Torpedoed
New York. April 2.?The Wblte Star
Liner Celtic, which wan torpedoed
while en route frolfa England to Amer
ica, has succeeded In making her way
safely to a British port according to
cable advicesKrecclved here today.
would pile up a plurality of 2,000 j
in Dane County.
In the Davies camp the show in j
DaFollette's township was taken to j
indicate the possibility that LaFol- j
lette followers who were beaten in j
their efforts to nominate Thompson, j
might have preferred to give their j
votes to the Democrat.
Berger ran away from both his op- .
ponents in the township of Manito
woc, polling 100 votes against Den
root's IS and Davies 22.
Rlpton City, in Fondu Lac County. ]
gave Den root 394. Davies 221 and Ber- ;
ger 179. Republicans had despaired !
of bagging Fondu Dac County, al
though the German Democrats up
there had chopped the Democratic
primary vote from 2.311 in 1914 to 1.541
in the recent primary.
Early in the day reports began to
reach headquarters of the three par
ties of a heavy outpouring of voters.
In this city, where Interest was acute
because of the cily election, the bal
loting also was early.
Madison Reaulta.
Madison, Wis., April 2.?Two hun
dred and three precincts in State give
1 .enroot 14,379; Davies, 10,899; Bergti,
S,4?*.
Oshkosh City complete gives Davies
2,141; Denroot, 1,725; Berger. 1.717.
Wautoma ? Twenty-three precincts j
out of twenty-five In Waushara Coun- i
ty give Lenroot, 1,350; Davies, 705; Ber
ger, 416.
Senator Smoot, of Utah, who has
been active in planning the Republi
can campaign In Wisconsin, said last
night that information which had
reached him indicated that Denroot
would win by 30,000 majority or
more.
This will make party strength in
the Senate. 44 Republicans to ?2
Democrats, said Smoot, so that win
ning five seats in the fall elections,
I he declared, will give a Republican
j majority. Senator Oallinger, chair
i man of the Republican senatorial
campaign committee, said:
* The attempt of President Wilson
to gain a partisan victory through
an appeal to patriotism and loyalty
has proved a boomerang. The voters
of Wisconsin have shown that they
regard this as an American and not
a party war. I cannot but think
that the President's Interference
turned many votes to Lenroot"
Chicago Pats Ban
on German Concerts
Chicago, April 1?No more concerts
will be given in the German language
in Chicago, so long as the war lasts,
it was decided last night at a meet
ing called by the Verelnigte Manner*
chore (United Male Choristers) and at
tended by representatives of many
ottatr organizations.
f
GERMANS FAIL TO BREAK THROUGH
ALLIED ARMIES GUARDING AMIENS;
COUNTER ATTACK MADE ON HUNS
Latest Casualty List
From Gen. Pershing
The following casualties are re
ported by the Commanding General
of the American Expeditionary
Forces.
Dyd of Wotndi.
Lieut. John B. l.rakaai.
Private Ewceae W. Klatvn.
Died of Accident.
Private Frank Hrsesek.
Died of Diseuc.
Magoaer Ljla Vera Hkoadea.
look Tkoma> I.. KItspafrlck.
I'rivate Melvin Matlaon.
?'rtrale Frederick J. Snlllvan.
Died of Wounds.
MerhiRir Fred Harho.
?*H?t(e Robert Henry Tltael.
Wounded Shghdy.
Klrat Lint. Hearr K. Dlllar<l. Jr.
*eeoad Meat. Aadretv ( alkoaa.
*"?p. Maarlee Silverman.
* ook < karlea 1'aplat rand.
Private (ilea H. Caldwell.
Private Karl J. Camphrll.
Private Hirrr G. Dexter.
Private Jaaiea C. Kerauaoa
Private l.nlea B. (.odfrrr.
Private SMale; <.ad?lad.
Private Jaaiea F. MeHale.
Private Jaka S. Malka.
Private Kraeat )i.
AMERICAN BOY
SHOOTS DOWN
TWO AIRPLANES
Germans Bomb U. S. Hos
pital for Wounded
, Soldiers.
WAR'S CRISIS IS HERE
B7 HKMRV G. WAI.EK.
Stair 1 orrrnpondent of the I. X. S.
With the American Army in France.
April 2.?James Norman Hall, of Col
fax, Iowa, author of "Kitchener's
Mob," now a pilot-aviator in the La- i
fayette eacadrille, shot down two Ger- I
man airplanes in seven minutes on I
March 27, it was announced today.
Hall accomplished the feat on the j
scene of the great German offensive, j
He first attacked a single-seater fight
ing machine, maneuvering into a
^'sun position," and then diving andj
sending a rain of machine-gun bul-'
lets Into the enemy's plane. The lat- |
ter crashed to earth after a few min
utes. Later Hall attacked a low-fly
ing German armored two-seater in-1
fantry machine, diving from a great
height directly upon it, sending it
down in flames.
The above dispatch gives the first
news of the presence on the Picardy
battlefield of members of the famous
Lafayette Eseadrille. composed almost
exclusively of American flyers who
joined the French Aviation Corps
early in the war.
Germans Ronth Hospital.
German airplanes today bombed
a certain town not far from Paris,
where Elliot F. Shepard, formerly
of New York, has converted his
magnificent old French chateau into
a home for convalescent American
aviators and ambulance drivers.
An aerial torpedo dropped within
a few feet of the Shepard chateau,
breaking windows, but doing no
groat damage. When the first
bombs began to drop into the town
the patients at the chateau were
removed to the cellar by Mrs. Shep
and and Sisters Mercedes and Lo
retta, two American girls from
Trenton, who are nurses at the con
valescent home.
Elliott F. Shepard is a son of the
late Col. Elliott F. Shepard, the
New York publisher, and a grand
son of William H. Vanderbilt. He
haa made his home in France for
the past twenty-one years. , ever
since his marriage in 1897 to Mrs.
Alfred Potter, of Green Point, Long
CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO
STRANGESICKNESS
ATTACKS MME. NIX
Third of Spy Quartet to Fall Prey
to Disease.
j New York. April 2.?Mme. Elisabeth
Charlotte Nix. companion of Mme.
|Despina Storch, the young and beau
I tlful Turkish woman who died on
{Ellis Island Saturday while awaiting
[deportation on an espionage charge,
was stricken with a baffling illness
today.
She was removed from Ellis Island
to Bellevue hospital where surgeons
admitted some doubt regarding htr
ailment. y
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... ' _? . .
Boches Are Pushed Back Between
Somme and Demuin, Losing
Prisoners and Guns in
Desperate Fighting.
KAISER CALLS UP HIS RESERVES
Bombardment by Enemy Continued on
British-Arras Sector, with Long-range
Guns Figuring in Shelling.
London, April 2.?The thirteenth day of the great Picardy battle
confirmed the failure of the German attempt to break through to
Amiens, and saw the allies fully in control of the situation both on the
two flanks and in front of the spearhead of the German wedge men
acing the great allied base.
Both the French and the British renewed their counter attacks,
pushed the Germans back between the Somme and the shell swept vil
lage of Demuin. retained Hangard-en-Santerre. the storm center in
the last two days' fighting, and took prisoner* and. even machine guns
in various sectors.
FIRST DRAFT CALL
ALMOST COMPLETED
Will Fill Incomplete Quot*? when
Camps Can Receive Men.
Aa a result of special call* made by
the Provost Marshal General s office
' during the past few days, the first
I draft now is complete, with the ex
i oeption of a few Southern States
i which have small numbers of color
i ed men in their quotas, it w as learn
* ed last night. Details of special
i calls are not made public. The in
I complete quotaa will be filled as soon
as camp space can be provided.
J probably within the next two
) weeks.
SPAIN FACES
BLOCKADE BY
HUN U-BOATS
Germans Make Effort to
I Prevent Agreement with
Allies on Shipping.
Germany is blockading; Spain with
I submarines in an effort to prevent
that country consummating any agree
ment with the allies which would con
vert Spanish shipping to their uses.
In the same way. according to the ad
missions of Holland's own represen
tatives in London, Germany prevented
the consummation of a voluntary
agreement with the Netherlands.
Heaaona.
Both statements were made in hiph
i fficiat quarters yesterday. They wetv
i ited to show the reason." for the vic
! orous action necessary for tfie United
States and England to close up the
i long pending negotiations with Hol
land for her Idle tonnage.
Robert Otis Havward. representa
tive of the War Trade Board at the
London conferences with the Dutch,
j yesterday stated that In his presence
i the chairman of the Dutch commis
I sion declared that German pressure
j prevented Holland's carying out the
terms of the proposed agreement. It
I was only after this admission, ac
' cording to Mr. Hayward. that the
United Statea and England notified
Holland that they would act to close
I the agreement by requisitioning the
ships within one week. This time was
j extended to two weeks on a request
from the Dutch government.
August Phillips. Netherlands' Minis
ter at Washington, submitted to the
State Department a document from
I his government. It had not yet been
' ascertained last night whether the
document was a formal note or merely
a copy of the publication made In
Holland's official gazette, protesting
| against the action of the allies. Upon
the character of the communication
the reply of the United States will de
pend.
Wonld Hurt Npnla.
It is understood that the document
submitted to the State Department
goes further than did the published
statement tn endeavoring to austnin
the Dutch contentions that tfce action
with regard to iV requisitioning Of,
uusmciD Olf PAGE two.
' Hbm m Dfffiftitr.
I For the moment the Germtm ha<?
been throws definitely upon the de
fensive. However, there is feverish
activity behind the invaders line:
immense fresh forces sre being
, brought up and heavy artillery ia
beginning to make its presence Celt.
A new terrific piercing attempt tn
the renter, in snd beyond the ang>
of the Ancre and Luce, is expected
momentarily.
Moreover, there *as every ind
| cation late tonight that the foe is
about to repeat his blow at the
Arras front which proved so costly
to him last week.
t'terre Bam bar4meat.
l*or da> * the whole British Arts*
sector ha* been bathed in 5iicll(iis
from Krupp heavies and today tlie
bombardment assumed a character
; closely resembling that which pre
ceded the opening of the dr^?r
March 21. Long range guns are
participating in this preparatory
shelling, covering the British fight
ing zone to a depth of more than
10 miles beyond the first lis?e
trenches.
Todsy shells fell into the town of
St. Po!. !1 mile- to the northwe.-t
of Arras, killing scversi civilians.
Xake Nfw Kffert.
! I>s> break ia c\|*ccted to s?ee Hin?ien
i burg's legion* surge forward on th.?
front in a new effort to turn A.m.
j and Vimy Rid?e, this Unie from Ul?
' North, and tlieieby swoop down upsn
, Haig's Somme from which has s'*
I valiantly and immovably held ita
I ground agsinst all ihe cnem> t *?
saults.
The new Arras battle ma\, indeed,
break looj^e during the night: verttn
it is that the foe is preparing e^ ?l
things on that sector. With the cJi
priae element eliminated, the BrKUn
having used every minute of the tim*
that has el^pped since las; week's
abortive sttcmp:. ??o? the ylightet
doubt is fell here that the rew shoei*
will glance off the Brit.sli granite
wall.
Battle mpioa*.
Theie were also batfle symptom',
though ks* noisj, on the Ypres front,
far to the North. German heavy gun?
spent some houi-* trying to pick trou
ble with the Rritif-h batteries o:i
Passchendaele tiu?e and on the Goe
bcrg range.
This activity licsr\tr mas taken
rather as a "feeling out operation
than foreshadowing infantr> action*
Having flung one third of his whole
striking power in the west into the
Picardy maelstrom. Hindenburg is
??sounding'* the rest of the front f*r
; signs of an allied relieving offensive.
On*the Picardy front the day was
the quietest since the great Mhuggle
opened. Savage local action* V^r
fought from dawn to dusk attaV^
and counter attacks following inoei
mntlv, but the Germans admitted II
check of their whirlwind advance
making no effort to keep it up
Tonight's front dispatches told
new massing of picked German
visions against the French w
threaten Hindenburg's Montdidi
Noyon flank.
In the Luce-A ere sngle embittered
hand-to-hand fighting took pisce
throughout the day. the Germans
succeeding nowhere In making new
inroads into the line? protesting the
Kaatern approaches of Amiens.
The angle formed by the Luce riser
and the Avre is strewn with <?srman
corpses, telling a grueaome story of
the bloody failure of the few day* on
slaughts. The Rritiah took fifty pris
oners and thirteen machine guns is
this sector and beat off two Germs4
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