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Chattanooga, 4 p.m. Washington, 5 p.m. London, 10 p.m. Paris, 10 p.m. Petrograd, 12 p.m. Toklo, 7 a.m. March 23 IV. S. Stamp Day All Over Tennessee Any Complaint on Bad Delivery of The News Phone Main 375 VOL. XXX. NO. 222 LATE EDITION chaitanou(;a. T!:n., fjuday evening, majucii 22, 191a DRirC TUDC- PCMTC Delivered, By Carrier. 1 iiiv-. iiibk wu I 1 w Twelre Cent. a Week. BITTER STRUGGLE ON CAMBRAI FRONT IN SECTOR OF CROISELLES S 10 DIVISIONS OF HONS THROWN INTO STRUGGLE 1 Assault on British Positions in Cpmbrai Sector Continued, With Fiercest Attack in Hargi court Region Concentration of Artillery Exceeds Any Since World War Began. British Headquarters in France, March 22. (2 p.m.) (By the Asso ciated Press.) The Germans today continued their assault against the positions in the Cambrai sector, not ably in the region of Croiselles and Hefgicourt. At least forty divisions have been identified on the battle front. No such concentration of ar tillery has been seen since the war MASSED HUN INFANTRY TARGET ALLIED RIFLES NINETEEN DIVISIONS EMPLOYED BY ENEMY London, March 22. Nineteen enemy divisions were identified in yesterday's fighting, neuter's correspondent at British head quarters reports. He says: "The whole thing is too big to be able to even sketch or vis ualize .easily. Thus far the enemy has paid a colossal price for suoh small gains as repre sent the fruits of his mighty effort." During the last twenty-four hours the cannonading, on the western front 'has been dis tinctly heard in Holland, the Exchange Telegraph correspon dent at Amsterdam reports. British Army Headquarters' .'in France, March 22. Vigorous counter attacks late yesterday restored some of the positions which the British had abandoned temporarily. One of the most brilliant British counter attacks occurred at Doignies. The British advanced with infantry and tanks at 7 p.m., and after fierce fighting drove out the enemy. First Line Captured? Berlin, March 22. (British admiral ty, per Wireless Press.) The British rirsi line nas Been captured by German i A 11 , .. . .. . ! troops attacking from the southeast of Arras as far as La Fere, the war office announces. Heavy artillery fighting continues in Belgium and French Flanders. Recon noitering detachments are said to have penetrated the opposing lines at many points. Oitend was bombarded from the sea. i Statement Follows. The statement read: "From southeust of Arras as far as J-a Fere we attacked the Britixh-posl- uons. Atler powerful fire by our ar- our ar- Illlery and mine throwers our mfantrv stormed in broad sectors and every- to 0,0 m aarly hours of his offensive. where captured the enemy first line. The cxart British line cannot be "Between La Fere and Soissons, on ' made pirbllc at present. The only rea both sides of Khelms and in the Cham- Son Is that It might furnish the enemy pngno the llrlng duel Increased In in- with valuable information, tensity. Storming detachments brought ImsI night was fairly nulet along the in prisoners In many sectors. Ostcnd has been bombarded from the sea. "In Belgium and French Flanders the heuvy artillery duel continued, lteconnoltcrlng detachments penetrated on many occasions Into the enemy lines. I "Our artillery continued the destruc tion of enemy Infantry positions and batteries before Verdun. On the Lor raine front also the artillery activity increased on many occasions. "From the other theaters of war there is nothing new to report." London, March 22. The great battle en the western front continued until DECIDE ON TERMS Finish Arrangements for Lib erty Loan Campaign. Washington. March 22. Final deci sion on the terms of the third liberty loan probably will be reached tomor row at a conference letween Secre tary McAdoo and members of the house ways and means committee. The rose, interest rate, maturity, sinking fund arrangements and other strictly financial phases of the loan were discussed by the secretary at an ill-day meeting today with governors f fed'-ral reserve tanks and a few liberty loan campaign committee chair men. REBEL LEADERS IN NICARAGUA KILLED San Juan. If I Sur. Nicaragua. March Further ftghtlnir In which the bc I adrr was killed, has occurred n Costa lilea between go eminent forces and the revolutionists, w 10 made an unsuccessful attempt 1st month st an uprising. In h j-k.rtnu-h near the Vanaman fion'ir-r Hoceho Kcrnander Uuc'.l mi four M.-.:Tant w re killed Guell who wm editor of a pro-German newspaper I li ti the ita Rtcan govern m r.t suppressed, was leader of tie mowmint. began. On the southern battle .field a bitter struggle was waged today. The en emy had 1,000 guns In one small sec tor one for every twelve yards. Se vere fighting was proceeding this morning in St. Ledger, southwest of Croiselles. The hardest fighting yes terday in the northern battle was be tween the canal Du Nord and Croi selles. Poignies was retaken yester day evening In a brilliant counter at tack. A bright sun at midday today rendered observation possfble. , late last night, the war office reports. The British are holding the enemy, The statement follows: "Theflghting continued until a late hour last night on the whole front be 'tween tho- river Olse and the river Sensee. Our troops continue to hold the enemy In their little positions. "During the enemy's attacks yester day his massed Infantry offered re markable targets to our rifles, machine guns and artillery, of which full ad vantage was taken by our troops. All the reports testify to the exceedingly heavy losses suffered by the enemy. "No serious attack has yet developed this morning, but heavy fighting Is still to be expected." KAISER GOES TO FRONT. London, March 22. Emperor Will iam, Field Marshal Von Hindenburg ana uen. von Luatnaorn nave gone to the western front to witness the German attack, eaye an Exchange I olograph dispatch from Copenhagen. Bulgarian and Austrian troops are now on the western front, the dispatch reports. The Hulgnrian "troops which have arrived on the western front will bo used as the strategic reserve, the dis patch says. The number of Auatrians on this front is not large, hut Austrian cannon in great amount have been concentrated there. The Austrian war till 11 I fit n. Hfltl 'nnC,AlAM ...1. 1 mlnlster. Gen. Von Steiner, who is now in Merlin, is said to have promised Mold Marshal Von Hindenburg that the Austrian's would take over the work of gua nling the eastern front when the offensive in the west began. bnemy "railed Badly.' British Army Headquarters In France, March 22. (By the Associated Press.) The fighting is still contin uing, but the first stsge of the of fensive has passed. The enemy has failed badly in the execution of his program, as is attested by captured j . . ... r""" now'"B planned 'front. This morning the Germans were bombing in the region of Croiselles. There were indications that they In tended to continue their attacks today. Weather Cold and Bleak. The weather is cold and bleak. A heavy mist makes air reconnaissances Impossible. This Is of. advantage to the Biiti.sh, as the enemy Is deprived of greatly needed aerial observation, j The Germans in many sections yes- terdny attacked in three waves of In fantry followed by shock troops. As a result they suffered very heavy casual ties. The heavily manned German ar tillery has been badly hammered by the British guns. JURY DISCHARGED Fails to Agre in Case of Boy'g Murder. Fast llndfotd. Va . March 22. The jury in the caw of Kail Hartsock, 17. cha it'll with the minder of Bruce Tuipm. about 1H. failed to agree on a verdict today ami was discharged. Ilartick wns calling on a young woman near Kupt's church and a num ber of boys had warned him to keen away from the nclphtxirhood. He claims that he armed himself for scf-defenr-e and did not use the weapon until attacked by the boys. ILLINOIS COAL PRICES ENTIRELY RECLASSIFIED Fuel Administration Readjusts Terms For Ohio. Pennsylvania and Virginias. Washington. March 22 ""ol prices f"r the entire state of Illinois and for some .f the larK'st fields t- Ohio, I'ennsyh aiiM. iricirna and West Vir ginia, w , re reclassified today by the f in I administration. The Illinois prices were en'irely readjusted, hut the max imum price in tho nthc states w re not (hnr.ff.tl from those already i r. ePVct, and in, rep- , re corflrtT.:,ior of the rti'tie pri. . s n eff t Inst Seven Days More Income Tax Returns Must , Be Made Before April 1 or Pay Penalty. Seven mere days remain to make out income returns. The deputies, when Interviewed this morning, said: "You see we have nothing to do. The people have only seven more days, and they will come In a rush next week and we will bo overworked. Please urge the peo ple, through your paper, to come and make out their returns to avoid the rush." Three experts on Income tax re turns have been appointed to help advise the people. They urge. that to avoid the rush In the last days, and to avoid paying a penalty to make out returns at once. SPANISH SHIPS SUNK BY U-BOATS Washington,' March 22. Sinking of two Spanish vessels, the steamer Ar pillao and the ship Begona, by Ger man submarines was reported today In official dispatches from Barcelona. The Begona was attacked while on Its way to rimeus. The Arplllao was sunk off the Canary Islands. SEIZURE OF SHIPS CAUSES OUTBURST OF ANGER Feelinffs of Dutch, to All Ap pearances, Are Badly Hurt. Comment on Wilson's Prcclamation. Amsterdam, March 22. The text of President Wilson's proclamation re garding Dutch shipping reached Hol land after the Thursday evening news papers had gone to press. Meanwhile n, somewljat bluntly-worded dispatch from Washington speaking of "the seizure of the ships after tho war trade board had been informed Holland had rejected the American ultimatum" caused an outburst of pujsiled anger from virtually the whole Dutch press. It Is argued that there hab seen no rejection by Holland of n ultimatum and that previously nothing bas been heard of an ultlmsum. The . feelings of the Dutch to all appearances are badly hurt. The bourse opened today with a stream, of selling orders, but there was no panic. TRANSFER TANK SHIPS Action Caused Decision to Fool Fuel Oil. Washington, March 22. Transfer of tank steamers from coastwise to other routes has been chiefly responsible for the decision of the fuel admlnlstra tlun to order the pooling of all fuel oil east of the Rocky mountains, it was learned today.. Difficulties of distribution have arisen which threat en an artificial shortage of oil In the east, although the available supply Is ample for essential needs. Approxi mately 60 per cent, of the coastwise tankers have been taken off to carry oil to the navy and to the allies. Greater economy In the use of tank cms Is being sought to offset the loss and free time for unloading oil In the east has been cut front forty-eight to twenty-four hours. Suggestions for a pipe line from Beaumont, Tex., to Savannah, Ga., as a means of quick transportation of fuel oil to the Atlantic seaboard have been abandoned because steamers can be built more quickly and more cheap ly. Tho cost of the pipe line would have been about 129,000,000. NOTES DELAYED American Word on Dutch Ship ping Not Received. 1 The Hague, Thursday, March 21. It Is officially announced here that the Dutch minister at lxn don has forwarded the British nole regarding Dutch shipping to the foreign office here, but that the American note has not yet been received from the, Dutrh minister In Washington. TO INVESTIGATE BUTTER. EGGS AND POULTRY MARKET General Counsel Heney, of Trade Com mission, Expects to Open Inquiry. Kansas City, March 22. Francis J. Heney. general counsel for the trade commission, conducting an Investiga tion of the packing Industry of the southwest here, announced today that he expects to open a general Investi gation of the butter, eggs, poultry and canned goods market in .New York next week. AUSTRIAN COMPULSORY LABOR BILL PRESENTED Amsterdam, March 22. The government's bill relative to gen eral compulsory labor has been Introduced In the lower house of the Austrian psrllcment. says a Vienna dispatch to the Cologne (iaxette. ALABAMA MAN DIES IN KANSAS CITY Kans;i City. March 22 -Samuel V. Ie. widely known as a railroad ron tractor. di-d her Inst night. Mr. I,e was trn In Birmingham. .Mm. He was 61 yrnrs old. MILITARY CORESPONDENT OF BERLIN PAPER DIES I or don. M.irch 22. The de r.f Mhj Mo-ahf. long milifarv crr" , r let of Bci'm. I i-cro'tcd In n ( t.ti.il .Niws dirimti h from AmnUniuiu. GERMANS ESTABLISH RAILWAY CONNECTIONS Through Communications Between Newly-Occu pied Districts in Russia .and Berlin Now Com pleteTowns Flooded With German Made Goods. Moscow, Tuesday, March 19. (By the Associated Press.) The Germans have already established' through railway connections between the districts they have occupied and Berlin and are flood ing the occupied towns with German goods, especially clothing and hosiery. 0 LIMIT FLOUR PURCHASES. Special to The News-. Nashvtlle, March 22. Here after, according to nils an nounced by the food adminis tration today, all town cus tomers will be limited to twenty-four pounds of flour at one purchase, and country custom ers will be limited to forty nine pounds of flour at one purchase. No sales should be made where customers have any flour on hand. In no event should more than thirty-day supply be sold to any customer. The hlrty.day sup ply is calculated on the basis of a strict observance of all of the wheat conservation regu lations of the food adminis tration. 0 FARMER MURDERS HISJSTEPDAUGHTER Fires at Two Other People and Then Commits Suicide by Cutting His Throat. Nashville, March 22. An Ashland City, Tejin., special says that Tom Hamilton, 35, a farmer, killed his 11-year-old step-daughter, Idola Thin naway, in the Ninth district of Cheat ham county, and after shooting st A. V. Doslcr and Miss Mat Dnr.ler, with whom the child was staying, cut his throat when Sheriff M. 11 Knight came to arrest him. He lived about an hour. The child's mother died in October and until a few weeks ago she lived with tho stepfnther. Last week she obtained a warrant, charging him with numer ous outrages on her. After a stay In jail he made bond, returned to his home, and the tragedies followed. Ills preliminary trial was set for today. LENR0OT STILL LEADS Loyalist Candidate Appears Winner 0. 0. P. Nomination. Milwaukee, Wis., March 2!. No additional returns had been received this morning to disturb tho apparent lend of U.fiOO votes for Congressman Irvine Ij. Lenroot over .lames 'I liomp- son, LaFollefln candidate for the re publican nomination for United States senator. ALL RECORDS BROKEN Cotton at Montgomery Exceeds Civil War Price. Montgomery, Aln., March 22. All records since Civil war times were broken her today when J5 cents per pound was paid for a round lot of 700 bales of cotton. The amount Involved was about $200,000. A local warehouse firm were the sellers. BATTLE FRONT MAY . EXTEND FAR AS YPRES Paris. March 22. Lieut. -Col. Mous set. tnl'.tary critic of I Liberie, says the attack of the (iermans yrsterday Indicates that they have taken the de cision for a general offensive. He predicts perxlstcnt pressure for some time, perhaps with' en extension of tho hnttle front fis far as Vines. SENATOR NEW ASKS REASON FOR CASUALTY LIST PLAN Washington. March 22. A reso lution Introduced by Hens tor New. of Indiana, asking the war depart ment to iidvlMe tho senate an to Its reasons for not niakinr public the addresses of American soldiers killed and wounded abroad, was adopted today by the senate. ARRE $TlOt P i I Yw6 MAnT DISTRIBUTED MYSTERY BOOK Monroe, Iji.. March 22 Mrs. Surah Story, an elder I v woman, was arrested here today chaiged with having dis tributed copies of "The finished Mys tery," circulation of lilch baa been forbidden under tbe espionage act. Thunder, Says Billy 'Possum fih. what Is so rare as a dav In Marrh to put In your hm klwine a little starch, and make you peik up and throw off the 11 frOlM If 1 shell and crust of ff - k lethargic- l sihII? If I could Vl( e JJ 'just l,ve without I UyTW-l', J i f.,i,riiir to l jith. ,M i I ft I I d hi .vV'y j witho.,. to the hills w ast log more hrestfi. The weather Thunder storrt-s and "n,., rate t o-p. r -i t hi tonight atut -i!a... f.iit and slight') w.iiinil. FIGHTING MORE ACTIVE IN ITALY Heme, March 22. Fighting Is beoeming mere active along the whole front, the war office an nounces. 1 The Italians drove back patrols at several points on the front, and ejected an Austrian detachment which had forced Its way Into an advanced post In the Frenxela valley sector. Along the I'lave the artillery fighting- be came more Intense. SEEK C0NSERVTI0N OF NEWS PRINT PAPER Commercial Economy Board of National Defense Council Institutes Program. Washington, March 22. Institution of a progrsm for the conservation of news print paper was announced todays hy the commercial economy hoard of the council of national de fense. A study of the situation was decided on as necessary at a confer ence between members of the board and representative f i4ir American Newspaper Publishers' association, called to consider thn depletion of pa per stocks. The future supplies of paper will he estimated and through conferences and correspondence with publishers a campaign of conservation without hardship will be Instituted. Informa tion and advice. It was said, will bo sought, from all Interests concerned and If tho farts are found to Justify specific recommendations by tho board, they will be made. It Is pointed out that II will not bo necessary to order drastic curtailment of the use of paper, but that the object simply Is to adjust the consumption of paper In proportion to the estimated forthcom ing supplies, to prevent or at least mitigate any possible future shortage, llepresentatlves of the publishers si the conference. Included Frank 1'. fllass, of the Birmingham News. Reichstag Approves Treaty With Russia Amsterdam, March 22. After a long discussion yestrrdav the relchstag mnln committee, a Berlin dispatch re ports, approved the peace and com mercial treaties with llussla. A reso lution was adopted calling upon the government to obtain s gusrsntee for (ieruinn financial claims. In return for reciprocal action on the part of tier mnny. HELD UPBY U-BOAT Spanish Ship Bound for New York Forced to Return Home. Cadi, Spain. March 21. The Span ish I in ns-A t l.i n tic liner Montevideo, which anllcl for New York Monday was held up bv a (lerman uhmailnn Tuesday and forced to return hci After firing a warning shot the n!. marine iwirie alongside and rrmde thn captain promise not to use the n,-ss. The captain na then taken aboard the siifiriutrlne where he detained while (iermnn sailors searched the Montevideo. AMBULANCES WAITING At Charing- Cross to Receive Wounded From Battlefield. Ixindon. Mar'h 22 - I .on at lines .f ambulant es hi gun funning at the Ch.il -Ing Cross railway station raily this morning to receive wounded men from channel porta. Hcrnes not unlike those during the battle of the Soutm were enartrd. the line of ambulances stretching away from the station for four rlty blocks !ilv small croups of nlKht workers and railroad employes greeted the first annuls from the front. CANETjTsPTlN Former Premier Maura Suc ceeds in Formation. Madrid. March 22 Antnnln Mama, the former premier, hat sin-ceedi-d In forming s luhlnet to succeed that of the Mai'inls de A II. in em. . s Henor Maiii will 1 premier. former I're-il-r liito will If riilrus'cr of foreign affair; Count Itotnanoi.ra. minister of Justice. Mt:d ien. Marina, minister of wsr. The Maniula de Vhu. emn will take the Ulterior port'olh, IV-nit Ko iiimmoii. i also la a fo. in, r j ri mier. Pleads for Peace Pope Benedict Issues Easter Message to United States. Rome, Thursday, March SI. A plea for lasting peace Is made hy l'ope Benedict In his Easter mes sage to the United States,' which he sends through he Associated Press. The message says: "The first message of the Risen Havlor to His disciples, after suf fering the torture i of Passion week, was "Peace be unto yon.' Never has the world, for which II sacrificed Himself. needed so poignantly that message, of peace aa today. "When, on this solemn occasion, no better wish can be made to the country so dear to our hearts than that the Divine Redeemer may grant a reallnatlon of the desire of all, that Is a healing of the exist ing hatred and the concluding f a lasting peace, based on tho foun dations of Justice, fear of Ood and love of humanity, living to the world a new organise tian of peo ples and nations united under the aegis of truo rclMnr In aspiring to a nobler, purer and kinder rlvll Uatlon. "It is thus we t'.eslre to fulfill our Master' last Injunction to his apostles: 'Go ye Into all the world and preach the Oosprl to every creature.' " AMERICAN GUNS DESTROY POSTS Enemy First and Second Line Trenches in Lunevillc Sector Entirely Wiped Out. ARTILLERY FIRE CEASELESS German Deserters at Toul De clare They Are "Fed Up" With War. V, id the Amsrlosn Army In France, Thursday, Mart 21. 8y thAt.ool - ated .Press.) Enemy first and seoond line position en a part of the teeter estt of Lunevillc have been destroyed oompletely by American artillery Are. After the raid into the German posi tions last night the Amcrioan gun ners shelled the positions heavily all night and this morning. Today a patrol, without assistance from the at'tlll'iy, crossed No Man's IjiiiiI and found that the first and second lines hud been wiped out. The patrol also obtained mlilltluuul Infor mation and returned without casual ties, the Hermans apparently having decided not to molest them, Shouting "Don't Shoot!" Artillery firing by both sides on this seel or continued all day, On thn sre tor northwest of Toul s number of Uci minis deserted Inst night mid sur rendered to mi American patrol In n certain wood. The tlermnns ap proached the Americans, shouting: "Don't shoot!" The pilsoueis wele turned over to the Krench. Much Infurnuition of value was ob tained fiom the deserters, who said they "fed up" with the wsr and de cided they would rather be prisoners. Included In the Inforimitiiin obtained from thn 'nen was the statement thut during the gas pto)oclnr attack against the Aiueilcnn lines on I'eh, 27, lion projectors' were employed. (Ins half Ihn projectiles Died fell within the (lernuln lines and thn ens overcame many of the Hermans. The next dav, according to the deserters. r.lel',.,1 I luritiu us i.r L.lll.i1 sntl llilrfv wounded While taking nut the dead. I American Intelllg -lllgence officers ate In. ! cllned to douhl the story icKurding no projcclois. American Informa tion la that onlv seventy five were used. An Ainiilciin patrol I us I. night entered the enemy flist hue and re. mslned there alt hours, hut did not see any nf the enemv. I. Is reported! that the licriunna recently hid on- j Sinn-ten ireiiities rriur aie concrete half way up on thn side. Construct PiH Bouts. fileat activity continues behind the enemy lines. Within the last four d.'iya n niimlrr of risk iiuslieia and Coitcirt mixers hae hern hrougtit up Slid there are sikiis thtit the i;rrtnafis Intend to i oii! i nit a number of low pill bovea oppose the An.ei.csn heversl tra.ns of material have ar. , rued at towns In the i.ern,,.., line. , duMtig the lust twei.O fou, hours j i.x.nya repons say win. mr. nrr- ,. ntan airplanes new- ov er i a. intii pans of the American front lin, at dsv. bieak and fired their mm hlue guns on Our position. Their efforts, wire without result however , ROUND-UP ENEMY FUNDS Alien Property Custodian Start Inquiry. to Washington. March 2? iutiirv wlila lriiilry to ferret out ii'iiinlmii retarding rnetnv h ! Hnrs will to st irted by A Mitchell I'nlinit. ullen roprrty custodian Special inspectms will be sent out to lll rl eveiv rase tri which ten., is m ln.ilin that ei.stence of enciiM fun-Is hit nut be. -li reported. Vlolat'.ona of t'e law if Is ,le. la.-ed. will he dealt wi'h a.rnl The tn- alv f..r failm 1 1 i ecu) r t, n both Mr. Taliuer lu- to send t" I aunties: en.-iei m nd on rn . H'l r th ;j tep TI il ls a Trie of lllllert. or i . 1 1 ia'l'-. ,.ii the pnt , e im'i-i mat ion r -!.; v an I w ill ile ndili to h, ' p . n- AIM AT RETAKING ALL HINDENBURG LINE TRENCHES German Attack on British West and Southwest of Cam brai Has Double Purpose.' WOULD QUT OFF SALIENT- At Same Time Capturing Num ber of Troops. Straightening of Front Would Enable Huns to Hold It With Fewer Men. London, March 22. It is not yet possible to give more than a very gen eral and vaauo idea of the fighting Thursday on the front between the On" and the 8tniee which continued with swaying fortunes, according to the accounte of correspondents at the British front in the morning newspa pers. ' The Oermnn attack made on the British front, west and southwest of I'ainhinl. evidently alms st recaptur ing all thn Hindenburg line, say dispatch to the Morning Tost from British heaibiusrteis lit France, which adds: "The flortnan army nttucklng south of the Scarpa seems to hae delivered Its first blow principally In the tri angle of thn Arriis-t'iimhrsl and Ha paume-Cainbral roads, while tho Oer innu army, south of Cambrai, I stak ing against our trench systems In tha region west of the Hcheldt canal. No doubt tha enemy hope that tho attacking- forces of yeso two armies limy succeed In forming n, Junction and thus cutting off a considerable slice, of tha British front and taking back nit the Hindenburg trenchet, f?W MacUy four montha fsgn.' Sliugglea for village rmtt' ruind fa tin house - continued, throughout Thursday according to thn eorrt. spondsnt of the Inlly Mall. "Tlje rn etny bombardment," he says, "began at 6 o'clock In the morning and at T o'clock some of thn (let man unlta left I heir trenches and attacked the Di lt Ish with heavy 'and light machine, guns. Between t and 10 the rngnicw' ruent hcoauii! general on a front rt Nome) I went v-five mites. "Tho right of the ticrnian attack was aimed at Crolsllles, ' 1 lullecourt rind liglncourt and there was hard fighting In n brick field nrar the first of those villngis)i. Along the Ha-piiuine-l 'anitusl road tha enemy also attacked, snd limaids Onuseaucourt. while his left wing was pushed In In the direction of Itoiisnoy and Haigl ourf. "The British front In the area of at. tack foirus a rather sharp salient. ' "If the enemy could pinch off this salient and run his line straight In a northwesterly slant Instead of having It run at an angle (list north and then west, n would he able to hold It with fewer troops. Also In pinching It off he would hope tu si i ! oi ml and enpture n good numbir of British troops. These, It seems plain, are his alms In tho Hist stage of the offensive. To Rtpsat Operetion. "The enemy Is trlng to repeat on a In i Kir scale the operation by whlob tin won buck some of tho gfound we giilued In the battle of 'iimhrat. Then he piinhed lii on an ansle of our front ,fr"" ,n" ""r,h " '"" '" ''"""V '." '"l''r w" loin hnu'ts but cniiht not make It, though they bad at first considerable, success. .Much thn s,ni design Is be ing followed now. Hn have good rea sons to hnpn Hint It will be check Minted as was the previous our," DlfFICULTY OVER LINE OF MARCH FOR CELEBRATION Gov. Davit' Place in Richmond "Thrift" Psractt Subjtct of Discussion. I III. Iimond. March 22 T. lent. - Col. J. ' I .oin. Sli-rn. a ting udjutiinl-general b appointment of Hov. atmorelam! Iiils. wrote today to Col. Win. M. i .,.. ,.r k.-.i. ....... ,itt,.r ,r hnmnd s th.l.t -lay cele- )i( , h,.M , t. ,,, , ,. Stern' ,,,.,., ,,,, ,,, r)vcrnor of rMrrt.., to f.illow In thn jp.u.nle military officers and Ihrlr aide land Intmintintr that this ts not the proper hire " accord ilov. P.ivla. Th" t.rfliiis aie t;-n ,t-lttt I 'ronkhlte. coniimiiidrr of Camp l.ee. and his staff. Col Mem calls upon Col. Mw-rs for an tll'lulu'lull. PITTS BROTHERS' CASE MAY CNU SATURDAY M.ngjiiitoii, V C . Manh 2.. - Tb I'.rts i use. in w tilt h UarPeld and Aaron I'ltts are charged with the murder bf lr. K. A. Ilenn ssre. at Ulrii Mpine. is) ne.mtig its end todav. J f. Spain hour made the closing tiw-c, h for thw defense Ihls fuornnK followed hy So licitor for the state J idc Cline will ihirse the Jury tins ift.rn.s.n. It i cot hehcve.l tne juiv ill get Cie- cs before Ute in the .1 1- verdict may not be reachej until f-t-irdi.. INCOMEON BtTHLEHEM STEEL SHOWS DECREASE New Y.. ik M,i,h 2? The ln o hv ,t of the l.'! U hem Stec. c-.m - ' por.ition if I Its snhsiJiaru-a for 11". I, ,!,,-, I i.t.i teports net exroinjs f ..;" a defease, vl T.T.'T..