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PIONEER PAPER OF ARIZONA PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 27, 1918. FIFTY-FIFTH YEAR ALL ES ARE Huns Are Losing Over 100,000 Men ' A Day in Battle -i By Associated Press. WASHINGTON, March 25. Members of the Allied mili- ! tary mission said today that in the nature of the fighting on the western front the Germans I must be losing at least 100,000 men a day. They made this deduction from the Germans' plan of massed attack, the num . ber of troops they are employ- ine and the strencth of the Al- fr lied resistance. The Allied losses, it was de- ' dared, would be far less than those of the Germans, because they are fighting on the defen- UM -T. J. -T. lv foul u u 1 ; lummiio mi iLiiimmu I 83 I sive. :,TW0 TOWNS LOST IN FIGHTING; LOSSES OF THE ENEMY HEAVY Army of Four To Five Million Men Day War Bulletins j The Germans claim the capture of! . Raupaumc also that the Crown Prince j forced a passage on the Somme bc- W anted in France , Ham anJ scaled the hczhis- Germans captured Baupame at a By Associated Press. WASHINGTON. March 25. Back from his visit to the western battle front, Major General Leonard Wood, in a statement before the sen ate military committee, declared that Allied military opinion was unani- cost of forty thousand men. Germany's losses estimated at 349, 000 to 582,000. President Wilson sent message to Haig congratulating him for hold ing back Germans. Huns arc checked at Somme. Fresh battle now raging arouiyl Bapaumc. British repulse attacks south ol Pcronnc, with French aiding on j south. Berlin claims capture of 45,000 j prisoners, 600 guns and thousands of machine guns. Capture of Irkutsk by 80,000 Ger man prisoners in Siberia means that mous that the German offensive will i control of Trans-Siberian railway fail. He greatly urged an increase to; has fallen into German hands, says four million or live million men in j a dispatch to the New York Tribune. America's army. j i . 1 1 U.' J l ,1V.., ' V JUKI UII ...... the Germans on the western front arc now numerically superior, both on the ground and in the air, but the Al lies arc in a better position. AVhile confident that the German offensive will be halted before the enemy gains any material objectives, he suggested that it may change war fare into an open contest, and rec ommended the training of American forces for open as well as for trench fighting. The general was before the com mittee three hours and franklv dis cussed the situation. He stated that, the French were disappointed at thej size of the American army thus far ! mediate steps be taken to increase the American Expeditionary Forces; to two and a half million men at the earliest possible moment, and that two and a half million more men be put into training at home. He urged the speeding up of the war program, saying that no Ameri can artillery or airplanes were yet available for the use of Pershing's men, although thousands of aviators are now ready. Commenting on the German offen sive, he said he thought the German initial success had been greater than had been expected either by the Al lies or the enemy, judged by the num ber of British., guns reported cap tured. There was no possibility, he said, of the Germans attaining their apparent objectives, the channel ports, or threatening Paris. U. S. guns drive Huns from two lines at Toul as Fritz hurls gas. For third successive day, Germans drop mustard fumes. Nine Sammies get U. S. war cross. German Advance Is Really a Reverse Paris laughs as giant gun .drops shells on city today. Another air raid alarm sounded early this morn ing and four shots crashed into French capital, but populace gaily "kids" cops who are awakened in drumming alarm. Monster battery suspected. English outnumbered eight to one at start of drive. Masterly retreat of British is made against great odds. Germans are thrown back from Ham in a terrific counter-attack of Haig's men. Fifty German divis ions identified in battle. Men given two days' rations and hurled over the top to death. Enemy hurled back to east bank of river between Licourt and uric. Hmw firmer in Manners rocKs houses on Kentish coast.. German losses arc frightful as English pour in machine gun fire. The French on Saturday went to the assistance of the British and took over a sector of the fighting lines. By Associated Press. LONDON, March 25. Comment ing on the results of the German of fensive, the Daily Chronicle says: "'Assuming that the German losses arc at least 150,000, the enemy has sustained a reverse, for he has not ob tained -a strategical success directly conducing to a decision, while he has lost 8 or 10 per cent of his effective ncss without similarly lowering the efficiency of the Allies. . r r- ,.i U. 5. Consul ireadwell lias re- the critical moment when the man! turncd Vologda and under date power pendulum is swinging in fa. March 20. reports that Pctrograd .s vor of the Allies. No weakness at' undcr German control. the Angio-i-rcncii junction nas yet WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY! been disclosed and tne task- betorcj IV FRANCE, March 25. American the enemy in tne next icw uays oi ,)attcrjcs on thc Toul front subjcctcd Fresh attacks of Germans have de veloped north and south of Bapaume according to thc latest news from the front. On a fifteen mile front and closely following thc center of the Somme the British have hurled thc Ger mans back with terrific losses. This is the British third line of defense and regarded as practically impreg nable. the battle is more formidable than that already accomplished." FORMIDABLE OFFENSIVE WASHINGTON, March 25. A formidable enemy offensive will be launched on the Italian front as soon as natural conditions allows, says a tographing the dispatch from Rome. been bombarded. advanced position of Germans to an intense and destructive fire at inter vals during the night. There was no infantry action. German batteries reply with gas shells and high cx-j plosives. At daybreak American ob servers new over ucrman lines pro positions that had (By Associated Press) LONDON, March 25. The text of the evening official statement reads : "During morning of March 25, our troops on the front from Somme as far north as Vancourt had beaten off continuous heavy attacks with complete suc cess. Heavy losses have been inflicted on the enemy by our artillery and machine guns, while our low-flying air planes repeatedly attacked the enemies advancing columns farther to the rear. Heavy attacks were delivered by fresh enemy troops in the afternoon, which enabled them to make progress west and southwest of Baupaume. South of Peronne our troops have been pressed back in several places, slightly west of Somme, while farther south the enemy -has succeeded in making progress and captured Nesle and Guiscard. French reinforcements are arriving in this neighborhood." The British in their retreat defended every hill, ridge and fortification with great stubbornness, messages from German war correspondents say, according to a Central News dispatch from Amsterdam. The British artillery, it is added, splendidly sacrificed itself in covering the retreat, the batteries only breaking up when German storming troops arrived a few hundred yards from their positions. The British gunners then fired their last ammunition and retired. Fighting of the most severe description has been tak ing place all day on the wide fronts south of Peronne and north of Bapaume, says Field Marshal Haig's report from British headquarters in France tonight. "In both sectors thc enemy attacked our positions in great strength with fresh forces, and in spite of the gallant resistance of our troops, forced us to give ground. German troops occupy Nesle and Bapaume, and heavy fighting continues," says the report. HUNS LOSE HEAVILY PARIS, March 25. "French forces fighting south of St. Quentin and around Noyon, though retiring slowly, are carrying out strong counterattacks, inflicting heavy losses on the Germans," says the war office statement. STILL THE MIGHTY CONFLICT RAGES WITH BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE, March 25. This has been another day of the most desperate, san guinary fighting along the whole front in the new battle zone. In the northern sector there has been no cessa tion in thc awful work since yesterday morning. The Germans have continued to hurl great forces of infan try into the conflict, depending largely on the weight of numbers to overcome the increasing opposition offered by the heroically resisting British. On the northern wing of the offensive the enemy this morning brought up addi tional troops after an all-night struggle of the fiercest nature and renewed his efforts to break the British front in the region of Ervillers. To the south and near the center of the line, an equally strong attempt is being made by the invaders to extend the long narrow salient which they had pushed in south of Bapaume. These places are again the shambles in which the British machine gunners and riflemen exacted a terrible toll of death from the closely pressing enemy. The- decision at all these centers is still in abeyance and the struggle goes on with un abated fury. The resistance of the British right wing has been particularly spectacular. GERMAN LOSSES APPALLING The Germans essayed crossing the Somme on rafts in the Nesle sector Saturday, but their forces were caught in a hail of artillery, machine gun and rifle fire and virtually wiped out. Yesterday the enemy succeeded in getting troops across in this manner and followed these advanced guards up with strong forces. The battle today on the historic ground around Long ville was perhaps the most spectacular of any along the (Continued on Page Two) Two Engagements Of Prescott Belles Are Announced People Get Excited Over False Report Put in Circulation report reaching this city yesterday afternoon from Phoe- nix, and which it was claimed was picked off the Western Union wire, caused a great deal of excitement, not alone in Prescott, but all over the county. Investigation by The Journal- Miner showed that the report was entirely devoid of founda- tion and was not sent out by the Associated Press as had been represented. Instead of the ! A nrtA Mntiinntr nr lrill!nr RfW- ! Miss Louise Nelson's arrival in 000 Germans, including the Prescott on Sunday was the first def- Crovn Prince, they were forced J initc intimation to her friends of an' back at several points and lost engagement that lias been suspected. two or more towns during the f. tin... 'T'l. r. ltinnt- iipivl' n'-l c ' .3. ti V- nnApfinne TtiMi fnrtC 4 IV. . V 1 1 1 IIII.V. . Ill I II. J'l'.l III. II J . UtJT .. w - j verified at her home Jast evening,! were made public by the British A I ADM bug aa n a v o nLn IT A ro when she entertained with an mal announcement party. infor. war office in its official statement Yielding Line Of British Absorbs Shock Impetus Mr. i issued last eveninc and there- ' Charles Henry, formerly of Prescott,; fore are authentic The Jour- i and now holding a responsible posi-' nal-Miner desires to caution its : tion with the Consolidated Arizona readers and the public generally ! Smelting Company of Humboldt, is, against taking any stock in street j thc prospective groom, and he is bc- rumors or rumors coming from fr ing showered with congratulations any but a reliable source. This . , .pi , . ,: , i -i, , r j. i louay. ine weuumg win taKC piace. v paper win uuncim any news ui -r in the near future and the happy consequence from the war zone j By Associated Press, couple will make their home in Hum-; and when it carries the seal of , While the German wedge is still boldt. j the Associated Press on it the ) moving, its" progress is not alarm- Thc surprise of thc evening came ' people will know it is true. j ingly rapid, as it was in the first rush when the guests were invited to a Otherwise it is well to avoid fiof thc Teutonic hordes. The yield- prettily appointed table in the dining I placing any credence in street room. Here a second engagement ' talk or rumors as nine times out was clcvcrlv announced in rhyme, of ten, like in the present in- coupling the names of Miss Mabel: stance, they prove unreliable. Brisley and I. L. Berrien of Bisbcc. ! The dispatch which caused all Both Miss Nelson and Miss Brisley the useless commotion, was as have been teaching in Bisbee this: ! follows: past year, and being room-mates it "British have regained and minmg engineer associated with the Shattuck Mining Company of Bis-, bee, where he has a host of friends. Thc wedding will be solemnized in. Bisbcc soon and it is there that they will make their future home. ing line, it is asserted, has absorbed thc impetus of the shock, and weath- 'cred thc storm remarkably well. Berlin claims that 45,000 prisoners and 600 guns have been taken. These were probably thc units left to hold easier points to "-k-fend while the main portion of Field Marshal Haig's seemed a particularly happy event to captured all ground lost yester- ,army fell back, make their announcements at the day, and captured and killed Battling for every point of vantage same time. Mr. Berrien is a capable 182,000 including the Crown and giving ground only when ovcr- Prince. The British this morn- J whelmed by numbers and exacting a ing had killed 150,000 by gas . frightful, toll of lives for every foot during the day and 200,000 abandoned, thc British line in Picady trapped in the trenches vacated is still intact. While thc German on- yesterday and blew up the i slaught gained ground at a number of trenches. Later 400,000 Ger- j points Monday there was no sign of mans were trapped and blown disintegration in the British forces. up, making about 800,000 Ger- which at many points, especially on mans killed, wounded and cap- ' the northern end of the line, are tared in three days' fighting." standing firm. Thc German official report which """ tells of thc defeat of thc British an ; their retreat via Ypres would seem I to indicate that thc fighting is far north of the Somme battlefield. Lar gest gains made by Germans ha-e been made west of St. Quentin, where they captured Nesle. Cross the Somme BERLI N, March 25. "Crown Prince Rupprccht has with thc ar mies of General von Buclow1, and General von Dcrmarwitz, again de feated the enemy in the tremendous struggle near Baupaume, while thc . i,corps ot Ocncral von DcrDcrne ana iPKKSiUG SfiUBE ! SURPRISE GUN : I L U 'ULV UI UUU13L0 I By Associated I'ress. PARIS, March 25 Thc long range bombardment of Paris was resumed at 6:30 o'clock this morning but was interrupted after the second shot. j After a brief interval two more -It is General n.lDIC -W-i.--l. -55 -i.n ...i ti.. t i i . , . .i ...t.:-u i.-ti.i ! ucncrai iinucmiisi umi snciis were mtu. i uc uuuiuaiuiutiii nopca inai me gun which siitjitu' , . . , . was suspended at 9:10 o'clock. As' Paris will very shortly be silenced,) K,,chnc ha?? broken through their was thc case yesterday thc people did. says thc Figaro, which gives thc fol-j stronS positions, northeast of Bau not take to shelter. Cellars which! lowing quotation from a man who Pau,"c- The stubborn resistance of were filled on Saturday remained' was said to be in a position to know: he enemy, wh.ch had been rc.n empty this morning. Little interest j "The 3S0 millimeter gun which ! lorcf b? ,frc1,1 top5'J;ras f!'rk'n was shown in the bombardment. bombarded Dunkirk two vcars ago!1" ,hc ,ent l,3",e Thc G"m3n Soon after they were awakened by! from a distance of 25 miles was lo-! Cro,wn P""" with the army of Gcn thc first shot thc people were brought, catcd by our airplanes and soon put' eral v0" H"t,cr tor"i1. a -Pf"?. to their windows by thc rattling of ! out' of action. Thc same methods i 3cross ,thc Soninie. Hi v.ctor.ou drums. Policemen circulated through! be adopted with regard to lhc; troops hayc in hitter fighting mounted each quarter of the city introducing 240 millimeter gun which has been! tI,c Ie.ghtswestofthejonime. thc new system of alarm, which is dis-j bombarding Paris for thc last twoj. tiiiguislicd irom tne alarm in case oi , days, amcc Saturday our airplanes, air raids. Thc police came in for a have been looking for it and thc fact tri-nt amount of chaffinir. the neonlc I thnt it stnnnrd firinrr is due .nerhans ri- ' - . . i .- i i -- being greauy amuscu at incir lacs, to tncir arrival, it win not nc long of proficiency with thc drumsticks. This appeared to mark their limit of interest in the bombardment. Work was resumed undcr normal condi- i.-r .i.- .ir...:.i.. i.i. then its career will soon be over." ( The" military authorities, according1 to another morning newspaper, are; lions. All thc transportation lines; convinced that thc Germans are US' were running.' Thc streets were full j ing two new guns, while Riclulrc of people whose sole object of con-1 Arapu, thc military expert of L'Ocu vcrsation was thc new battle of the i vrc, believes there is a whole bat Somme which is generally compared, tery of them. rinnrs mill Tn 1 11 1 I'll AN S ft a Mr BE FOR THREE ! BILLIONS with Verdun. DOING THEIR BIT PARIS, March 25. French troops are opposing thc Germans in thc Noyon region, having relieved thc British there. Our troops began to intervene since thc 22nd. The enemv artillery has been violent in thc Courcy-Locivrc region. Two sur prise attacks cast of Suippc failed. There has been great artillery acti vity between Avoncourt and thc Vos ges region. Attacks by enemy at dawn cast of Ellmcvcy and cast of Liadonvillicrs were reduced with heavy losses. SOMME RE-CAPTURED March 25. Thc NEW YORK. British have rc as a result of a French aid, Evening Post states that the By Assoclatml Press. WASHINGTON, March 25. Scc- I rctary McAdoo announced tonight -Mar,c", 1,,ei that the amount of thc Third Liberty -captured the Sonmie I oan v.jn h; ooo.COftOOO at 4'4 Thc long! per cent, and that all over-subscriptions would be accepted. Bonds of SILVER NEW YORK, March 92?i cents. 25. Silver range bombardment of Paris was re-, i,..0 ?,. nf sumed at 6:30 this morning, hut only j hc sccom, ,oan bcarinK 4 per ccnt a few; shots were ired also that; ,c convcrtetl ;nto thc new bonds. Americans have shelled the enemy on; bnt thosc of ,hc ,nird ,oan wi not ,llc Toul lines. j ,)c convcrtii,ic into ftUrc issues ac- PRINCE HENRY KILLED I irAin" to 3n announcement made by SHOWING THEIR METLE LONDON. March 25. Prince Henry of Rcuss, head of thc younger! branch of the Rcuss family, has bccnl killed in the fighting on the western PARIS. March 25. American cn front, according to a Central news ginccrs are in the thick of the fight dispatch quoting advices received j doing excellent transportation work r t-i- ' -11 1 !. i: from Berlin. all along thc line.