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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 25, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 4

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cants training for officers' reserve
Sen. Lewis told Union League club
that draft law was necessary .to wel
fare of nation.
Chester E. Cleveland, ass't corp.
counsel, resigned from Park Ridge
Country club because it's going to
spoil 20-acre farm for new golf
Jack Patten, son of Jim Patten,
and Wilbur Hightower, Northwestern
"U" athletic star, leave in May to
join American Ambulance Corps in
Dist. Att'y Clyne asked by Poles to
decide question of their nationality.
Before war they were Russian sub
jects; lately they have been com
pelled to recognize Germany.
Meeting of representatives of, local
councils for nat'l defense in middle
west cities scheduled for Saturday,
called off. Don't want to conflict
with nat'l body meeting in Washington.
Amsterdam, April 25. New anti
government Socialist party in Ger
many precipitated tumultuous dis
turbances in yesterday's meeting of
the reichstag.
Socialist Ledebours, one of organ
izers of new party, charged that the
government was responsible or food
crisis in Germany. He demanded that
reichstag discuss whole situation and
government's mal-administration on
Wednesday. Amid tempestuous de
bate the resolution was injected.
Later Berlin advices declared the
reichstag would not meet again .until
May 2.
Gen. Groener, chief of munitions
dep't, was quoted jtoday as testify
ing before service commission that
German authorities were "deter
mined to suppress strikes, regardless
of consequences."
Socialists charged that strike of
munition workers at Spandau was
due to bad advinistration.
London, April 25. British cap
tured Bilhem, east of Havrincourt
wood and northeast of Trescault last
night, advancing the line still nearer
to Cambrai.
Germany was today throwing ev
ey ravailable man within reach into
breach which British troops have
hacked in northernmost pivot of the
Wotan line. On front of nine miles
today, from Oppy to around Croi
silles, fighting raged with ferocity
unparalleled since allied troops beat
back Germans in their rush toward
Once again Germans are using
great masses of. men poured with
reckless prodigality' for human 'life
into rents where stubborn British ad
vance has penetrated. British artil
lery directed against these massed
infantry troops literally tore them to
pieces, but in many places the num
ber of men hurled by German com
manders was so great that their
pressure literally forced them be
yond the barrage fire. Then wpuld
conie hand-to-hand fighting of bit
terest sort
It was in struggles of this intensity
today that British were still push-
ing forward, inch by inch and yard
by yard. Although' the enemy has
known approximately the general lo
cation of the British offensive, the
complete mastery of the air obtained
by Haig'sflyers has prevented Ger
man commanders from spying out
various moves of his bringing up
troops and British smashes therefore
are still more or less surprise attacks.
Forty ' German aeroplanes were
brought down yesterday.
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Rep. John H. Lyle and Att'y Fran
cis Borrelli, headed delegation of ?5
legislators before Gov. Lowden to
plead for reprieve for Vincenzio, Mar
tellp, sentenced to hang in Jolie't Fri
day for murder. 100 legislators sign
ed olea. Lowden eranted remlevf

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