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VOL. XXX. NO. 237
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Landing of-Japanese Troops at Vladivostok May
f be Cause of Declaration Against Tokio Gov-;
ernment, States Bolshevik Premier
in Address at Moscow. 'l .
Moscow, Monday, April 3. (By the Associ
ated Press.) Nikolai Lenine, he bolshevik pre
mier, in a speech here today, said that possibly
Russia would have to declare war on Japan in
connection with the landing of Japanese at Vladi
vostok. ' ' ; "' '
New Military . Service Bill
Calls All Men Between
18 and 50.
Llpd George Declares Ireland
y Can No Longer Escape
Conscription Irish .Member
V Shouts Defiance Noisy
-Scene Follows.
London, April 9. Premier Lloyd
Gsorfje said the man power act woujd
be extended to Ireland under the aame
tonditiona aa to Great Britain, and that
' measure of aelf-government for Ire
land would be introduced.
The premier said he hoped to get the
bill through alt its stages this week, as
it was a matter of urgency. He waa
interrupted by an Irish member who
"You will have-to get us out of the
house first." V
Resuming, Mr. Lloyd George said:
"While we have one ship afloat we
should not accept a German peace.
The men being taken now may be the
means of a decisive issue."
London, April 9. April 9. Pre
mier Lloyd George announced in
the house of commons this after
noon that the Irish convention re
port had been laid on the table to
day. Premier Lloyd George told the
house of commons today that when
the battle on the Somme front
commenced the total combatant
strength of .the German army on
the west front was approximately
.equal to the total of the entente
Mr. Lloyd George said his man
power proposal would involve an
extreme sacrifice by part of the
population of Great Britain.
The Cambral battle, he Mild, was a
vrry trivinl event when compared with
the recent battle, and until the strain
bad relaxed It would he difficult to
lind out exactly what had happened.
In the course of his speech the Hrit
lsh premier said:
"We have now entered the most
critical period of the war. There is a
lull in the storm, but the ntirncane in
not yet over. Tlie.tate ol tne empire,
of Europe and of liberty may depend
upon the success with which the last
Herman attack is resisted and coun
tered." Tho premier said the cabinet had
taken everv step to hurry reinforce
ments. The number of runs and
prisoners taken had been exaggerated
grossly by the Hermans. The ministry
of munitions, the premier added, had
been able to replace the puns and
there were substantial reserves left.
The cabinet was confident the army
would be equal to the next encounter.
Fatal to Underrate Enemy.
Mr. I.lovd Georpe said the cabinet
bad decided to recall Gen. Oough. who
was in command of the Fifth army.
aeaint which the Germans made their
principal trains. Until all the circum
stances of his retirement were known,
however. It would be unfair, he said,
to censure him.
In view of the critical period which
bad been reached, said the premier,
the government pr.posed to submit to
parliament today certain recommen
dation in order to arsist the country
nr.d Us allies to weather the storm.
He regretted to say that these pro
posals involved extreme sacrifices on
ho nart of la rre classes of the popu
lation, and nothing would Justify them
xcept the most extreme necessity and
ti, fact that the nation was fighting
for nil which was essential and most
a. ird o the national life.
The Hermann attacked with ninety
vrren divisions (approximately 1.10.
in.oi the premier told the bous . They
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Line Between Montdidier and
Noyon Also Scene of Tense
Artillery Fighting.
. - . ' .
To Prepared Petitions South
west Forest of Coucy.
Two. German Hflids Northwest
of Eheims Repulsed; Other
Efforts Equally Unavailing.
Paris, April 9. Violent artil
lery lighting occurred during the
night at various points north of
Montdidier and also between
Montdidier and Noyon, it is an
nounced officially. No infantry
action developed.
French advanced troops south
of the Oise river withdrew to
prepared positions southwest of
the lower forest of Coucy and
south of Coucy-le-Chateau.
The statement follows:
"There waa great activity on the part
of the artillery on both sides at nu
merous poitna along: the front north of
Montdidier and between Montdidier
and Noyon. No infantry action oc
curred. "On the left bank of the Olcc there
were Intermittent bombardments. Ad-
vanced French troops in conformity
with orders which had been given car
ried out a withdrawal to prepared posi
tions southwest of the lower forest of
t'oucy and south of Coucey-le-Chateau.
Germans troops were kept constantly
tinder the French artillery fire and suf
fered heavy losses in the course of this
"Two German raids northwest of
Rhelms were repulsed. Other German
efforts against small French posts near
Kpargrs, in tho sector of Hellion and
north of Honhomme, achieved, no
greater success.
"Kverywhere else the night passed
in quiet." '
Fire. Destroys Sugar
Plant in Louisiana
New Orlej-is, April . Virtually the
entire plant of the Godchaux Sugar
company, incorporated, located on the
company's plantation at Reserve, Ia.,
about forty miles northwest of here,
was destroyed by fire early today, ac
cord. ng to long-distance telephone re
ports rerelve.l at the company's local
office. The plant was valued at about
$450,000 and was considered one of the
largest In Louisiana. The amount of
sugar and material burned was not
The rsuse of the fire had not been
ascertained up to noon, but It was re
ported that during the, burning of be
various buildings comprising the plant,
a number of loud explosions were
heard. Company chemists said there
was nothing in the laboratory to cause,
such explosions. A new warehouse waa
the only building on the grjunds that
escaped the flames.
Kast St. Ix)Uls. III., April t. Five
Indictments resultirg from the recent
congressional tnqulry Into the Ksst St
Iui r'e riots he been returned
hy the f-derel grand jury st Catro.
111.. It mi icarnro ioiy.
The indictments are based tn the
testimony of Myrtle Gardner, who
ssid she had bef-n Tield as a white
slave at a hotel ber.
. ,we 'Man of
iV jty-ir Arrested
Salt Lake. Apfil 9. Carl von
' Haagemar,. former secret agent on
the Pacifio coast of the Auitro
Hungarian i embassy at Washing
ton, better known in the west at
Chaunoey Hallender, expert teleg
rapher, is held her today for the
. department of justice, having been
brought from Prescott. Ariz., by
the United States marshal.
It Is alleged Haagemar attempted to
reach Mexico, where it is said he was
making arrangements to establish a
radio station through which to furnish
secret German agents with Information
of military movements in the United
States. ,
Fulfilled Suspicions.
Chicago, Apsll 9. News of the arrest
of Carl von Haagemar, alias Chauncey
Hollander, alleged German agent, was
received with Interest here today by
Mrs, Nellie Hollender, the prisoner's
divorced wife.
"I always thought something like
that," were her first words when she
read that Hollender, arrested at Pres
cott, Ariz., had been taken to Salt Lake
"Wetwere married seven years ago.
and he left me two years later," said
Mrs. Hollender. "At that period the
world at large knew nothing of Gen,
Von Hindenburg, but my husband did.
He frequently referred to him as a
friend and claimed to hear from him at
times. He said that his real name and
title was Baron Carl von Haagemar,
and that he had been a captain in the
Austrian army. His father, he said,
had been Austrian consul at Norfolk,
Va., and Boston."
Five years ago, Mrs. Hollender said,
her husband disappeared. She said he
had displayed a large amount of money
and that she later heard he had gone to
Join I.ee Christmas, the Central Amer
ican revolutionist.
Retreat Only After Inflicting
Large Number of Casualties
Upon German Forces.
With the American Army in France,
Monday April 8. (By the Associated
Press.) The American railway engi
neers who helped stem the tide of th
on-rushing Germans during the open
ing days of the battle now In progress
fought shoulder-to-shoulder with Ca
nadian engineers in carrying out
their task. They held their ground
stubbornly and only retired to pre
viously prepared positions when
forced to do so and Inflicted casual
ties by, the thousand upon the Ger
mans as they advanced in close for
nation, in one place In as many as
seven waves, each wave ten men deep
and 100 yards apart The Americans
with, the Canadians had all the amu
nit Ion they needed and although they
were unsupported by the artillery and
armed only with rincs and with a
few machine guns they poured scythe
like streams of bullets into the enemy
at several different times until the
weapons were so hot as to be useless.
This handful of American soldiers,
who were not hardened to such tei
rlfin slaughter was sickened by the
shambles it created, but fought fur
iously for several days, helping to hold
the enemy all the way from Ht. Que.n
tln to the vicinity of Noyon. These
were the Americans motioned at the
time In the- official communiques, hut
these details of their exploit it has
only now been possible to secure,
Liberty Loan Subscriptions
$18,500,000 in New York.
New York, April 9. Today's sub
scriptions to the. liberty loan In this
district as unofficially announced at
noon totalled more than j.&OO.OOO, in
cluding $10,000,000 by the Prudential
1-Jfe, Insurance company; $3,000,000 by
the Mutual Heneflt Life Insurance com
pany, of Newark, N. J., and $2,050,800
by the Republic Iron and Steel com
pany. It was learnpd that 25.000 New
York national guardsmen who made a
special loan drive Inst night, aold bonds
to the amount of $3,600,000. American
citizens of (Jerman descent have or-1
ganlzed here with I.udwlg Nlssen aslf j t ... Ilf-A
chairman. Not only will loan meet- KAQV 01 L16UL flAfC
ings be held In all ;ermnn club
h. I
houses in New York, but a nation-wide
appeal to Ocrman-Amerlcans will be
Issued urging bond purchasing.
Italian Batteries
Worry Hostile Hordes
Rome. April $. An official state
ment issued today hy the Italian
war department says:
"In the Aslaffo basin our counter-battery
shots caused explo
sions and fires within the hostile
"Opposite Kagare enemy boats
were sunk by oar artillery fire.
Between Palgsrrda and Zenson
we retaliated vigorously against
a lively rifle flr of the enemy."
Washington. April !. Prise fighting
would be taed out of existence by a
bill Introduced today by Represent -
live Miantnn. or Texas. Fach snecta- 1
tor would required to y a tax of!
li'J and 'ti per cent, of the receipts. eT- I
luslve of h $ri t. would g to the j
Paris, April' . French avla
tors have discovered the location '
of the big gun with which the
Germans hava been bombard
ing Paris at longo rang and ',
continual 'bombardmentof th
spot by the Frnch artillery and
bombing by the. airmen have
made the handling of the piece
difficult. This explains the In
termittent tlr of le long range
weapon., TU piece Is mounted
at Crepy-En-Laonnols, nar
the road from Latere to La on.
Wants to See Addresses Pub
lished, but WUl Await Re.
A turn of Secretary Baker. - 1
Washington, April ; President
Wilson will make a final decision on
the question of withholding in cas
ualty lists the addresses of men killed
and wounded when Secretary Haker
returns from Franca. ' The nresldent.
It u' Indicated trtdftv. Althmiffh In.
lined to see the addresses published,
wishes to obtain the secretary's opin
ion as formed after conferences with
Gen. Pershing.
Just now no casualty lists are being,
issued, as the war department. Is
awaiting word from France which
Will amplify Secretary Baker's new
censorship regulations. s
Pleasure Resorts No Longer to
Be Advertised by Railroads.
New Time Table Folder,
Waanton, April 9. Railroad
publicity nd advertising in th
future must b limited to informa
tion nedsd by th publio, under or
dor Issued today by Director Me
"The custom of exploiting train
service, pleasure or health resorts, and
the like must b discontinued until
further notice," said the order. "AH
forms of genwal advertising, such a
pictures, calendars, wall maps, etc.,
must also be discontinued. Newspaper
advertising must be confined to th
giving of necpssary information to the
"Time table folders must he stand
ardized, distributed, carefully and
checked to avoid waste. All advmtls.
ins; of luxurious trains, claims or su
perior service and extraneous matter
of every description must be eliminated
and the folders made purely Informa
tive." To work out standardised time tables
a committee of three passenger agents
from each of the three operating dls
trlcts has, been appointed.
Wears Them Himself They
Are Badges of Honor While
Country Sells Liberty Bonds.
Halclgh, N. C, April . The man or
woman who wears old clothes Instead
of purchnslng new onea when the gov
ernment Is asking for money with
which to win the war, Is performing a
patriotic duty, rtecretary McAdoo told
an audience hero toduy In a liberty loan
"Half-soled breeche ann half-soled
shoes are badirea of honor" he said. "I
wear them myself and I am glad to
recommend them. I like to think that
I am releasing leather for a soldier's
feet snd clothing for a soldier's body
If you are unwilling to lend every
available penny to your government,
whv needlessly shid the Mood of our
Boldlers In Kranre? I am asking you
to buy bonds, to save something ana
thereby draw less heavily upon the
geneml store of the country.
"The nations Jon is to stop fne.
kaiser, it is going to stop him." he
declared. "There Is not room enough In
the world for the German ideal and th
American Ideal," he concluded. "Ho
long ss America puU Iron In her soul,
American Ideals will triumph."
Taken to Richmond
rtlrhmond, Va., April t. The bodv
of First Ueutenant John II. Care. it
years old. accidentally killed late yes
terday when he plrked up a live wire
In the mess ball of the Virginia Mili
tary InsMtute. waa brought here today
for burial. Ware was to have gradu
ated In June.
Frost, Says Billy 'Possum
The mercury,
we see. Is much
descended, unfor
tunate for bean
end peach and
pear, but It'e the
only thing that's
not suspended ss
high as it ran go
up In the air.
What oldMmer
can remember
when you could
to the grocery j
store with a do!lr and feel modest
about carrying your packagrt away''
The weather? Fair and cooler to-
night, w ith heavy froat; Wednesday
sir and Howl rlUS Ujopooturcs
vA A site
OL , C77
Declares Independent Socialist
in Reichstag Laborers Em
bittered Toward Government.'
For Democratization of Ger
many, Predicts Deputy.
Way Peace Was Forced Upon
Russia Only Injures Gen.
tral Powers.
hlw York, April 0. Count von
Hsrtling, th imperial German
chanosllor, is "only th signboard
of tho government, whioh Is con
trolled Ty th military party in
which Qn. Ludendorff lath ruling
factor," declared Deputy Haas, in
dependent sooialist, in the Carman
rsiohstag on Feb. 27. Aocording to ,
German newspapers roivd her
th deputy severely soored th pol
icy of the government and said
that bsfor th war his party had
demanded for Alsace-Lorraine full
autonomy within tho empire. Dis
cussing tho Gorman torsion pol
icy, Deputy Haaso saldi "it must
bo incomprehensible to-all social
ists that hundreds of thousands
are sscrifisd solely for the ssko of ,
Alsace-Lorraine, The burgooia par
' ties assert that In cass of a rfr
ndum th population of Alsacs-
Lorrain would decide In favor of
Germany. Why than do thy op
pose to th utmost th plan for
such a referendum?
"Can anyone claim that the ultima
turn sent to Russia Is in accord with
the program agreed upon between the
chancellor and the rslchstag majority
at the tim the chancellor assumed
office T Th jpu!atlonaf lAvonla end
Esthonla la denied the right o de
clare In favor of a union with. , isla
after the war. Vo you call that the
right of self-determination T Why don't
you pursue an honest policy? How can
one still talk of a defensive war and
assert we do not want to tak any
thing away from anybody?
"It Is said that German troops In
the east are performing police duty,
The Uerirttin soldiers take a different
view. For them It Is unbearable that
they should piny the role of hangmen
of the flusslan revolution. Contrsry lo
the assurances given us that we would
not Interfere In the Internal alTalrs of
Russia she Is now being forced under
the yoke. We protest most emphat
ically against this policy of violence
"The way peace Is being mad In the
east can only Injure Germany, Our
children and their children will have
to suffer with their Mood for tho con
sequence of this policy. And how does
this pcllcy react on our enemies In tho
west? Does anyone believe thut In
view of the Russian ultimatum any
other government which has not col
lapsed totally would enter Into nego
tiations for a separate peace with tier-
Deputy Haass charged that nusslan
wireless reports regarding peace had
been withheld from the relchstag by
the Oerrnsn government. Referring to
th recent Ilerlln strike he said the
government had succeeded In creating
great bitterness among the laboring
classes, The'Jsnusry strike, he. de
clared, will be recorded In history as
onfl of thn greatest events of the war,
and the fiermnn laboring classes will
not cease to fight fur the democratiza
tion of (icrmany.
Colorado Man Meets Instant
Death at Love Field, Dal.
las, Tex.
Dallaa,T., April' 9. Cadet John
Insinoer, of Grseley, Col., was in
stantly killed at Love field, an
Amerioan aviation eamp her, to
day when two macMnss crashed
together at about 500 ftst in th
air. Cadet Carl Zinn, who waa
riiloting th machine which sol
ided with Insinger airplane, was
slightly injured.
American Outposts
Attack German Patrol
With th American Army in
France, Monday, April I. (By the
Associated Pesss.) American out
posts in th Lerrsine sector st
tscked a Carman patrol this
morning and killed one of the en
emy party. The Americsn
dragged th body acres No Man'e
Land into thsir own trench for
identification. There wore ne
American casualties.
lxodon. April . Kaaan I'rovlnre
In ataafnfi Iturnnrdfl ItusslA hll h-n
proclaimed sn in.t,-prn4nt republic
by the congrrss of peasants In that
province, '"rilirc t Iteute.'a IVtro
grad correspoiidrnt. The couru'll of
people's commissioner haa bttn noti
fied to IhlM effect.
London, April 0. All London
was talking today about th
latest war rumor th landing in
cngiana last night of an Amr
loanairplan after a nonstop
flight from v. New York with
twelve passenger. Th author! .
ties declared there was' no basis
for the' story, but this denial
rvd merely to give it addi
tional currency,
Aocording to th popular ver
sion, this was the "big surprise"
which Premier Lloyd George
said last week that the Amer
icans would soon give th Qsr
. L. Pardue, Superintendent
of Manufacturing Depart
ment, Promoted.
(Special to Th News.)
Nashville. April . K. U Pardue, su
perintendent of the manufacturing de
partment at the, state prison the last
three years, was appointed warden of
the Instlutton Monday afternoon by
th stat board of control. Ho aifc
ceeds C. C. Shaw, resigned. He Is only
33 years old. Mr. Pardue was reared
In Ashland City. Ten years ago h ac
cepted a position with Ooodbar A Co.,
of Memphis, which operated sho fac
tories at the Kddyvllls (Ky.) and
Nashville prisons. He was at Eddy
villa two and a half years and has been
here since. When tloodbar A Co.'a con
tract expired In ll be V" retained
by the state . aa hand of the prison
manufacturing department.
Late Alfred . de Rothschild
Known as Cultivator of
Ixmdon, March t, (Correspondence
of the Associated Press. T he late Al
fred de Rothschild, the last of iho Urlt
lh hrsnch of the great banking faintly,
was one of the best known characters
in London society, MuApart in the
work of the ancient bouse wfikjh haA
now passed into ins RscKgroue mv fi
power In Hrltish commerce w only
nominal, Ha was principal! 'an art
collector and a cultivator of friend,
ships. He never married, and his will
which wss published this week, carries
out the general Ideas of bis career. His
estate amounted to I7,f i.nim, which
was not much for a Rothschild, but he
had given away muney freely In his
This amount, with the exception of
small bequests to nephews, goa to his
personal friends. The main part Is left
to l.ord and Iidy Carnarvon, who were
assoclsted with him In his art hobbles
Lord Porchester snd Idy Herbert each
receive 1126.000, and Lady f'uraon, th
Kentucky widow of an Argentine mag
nuts, who wan married to lird Curmn
last year. Is remembered with 160,000,
with $75,000 for her three children,
There are birge gifts to some twenty
other persons. Including the Marquis
Hoversl. who was a friend of King V.d-
wnrd and thn Inst minister U (Jrrat
Hrttjiln of the Portuguese monarchy.
Mr. Rothschild's town house snd art
works go to the Countess of Carnarvon,
and his country estate to tils nephew.
MaJ. Lionel Rothschild, who is the head
of thn third generation of the family.
Mr. Alfred, aa he was called, whs a
well-known figure because he wore
old-fssliloned clothes snd clung to old
liishlniixd waya of living.
Against German-Alliance Mem
bers as to Propaganda.
Washington, April , rosltlv
(hinges that Individual members ot
tliu Herman-American alliance aup
ported propaganda to mold tlis pol
icy of thn I'lilted Hlates til the event
0 war with tlermsny were mndo to
dny by Prof. K. H Hperry. of Hyra
euse university, before the senate
committee considering the bill lo re
voke the chnrter of the organisation.
Members, lie said, backed the Ameri
can embargo conference, the Ameri
can Neutrality league and other or.
tfanlxittlorta which h charged were
part of the psn-Cernmn league,
Herman ach mlteachcrs years ago,
ftperry said, were teaching their
charges that "the lime la coming
when Hermans In th I'nlted ftates
would have the right that la their
Aa to Hearst.
At the convention of the nations!
Herman-American alliance In New
York In 107. Hperry declared. Wllllmn
Itandolph Hearst proposed establish
ment of an International fiernian al
liance, the effect of which. Hperry aeld,
weuld have leen to extend the activi
ties of the Herman-American alliance
to fSermany.
"Mr. Hearst offered to pav the e.
penses of the delegates from this coun
try to (Jermany fur that purpose," said
The plan was never carried out,
ftperry sstd. but delegates went to
Cnmhrtdge. Mass.. at that time at tbr
expense of Mr. Hearst, where a de II
ratlon of a tier man memiirial toik
At the same convention the Herman
American alliance sent a mrsanjre. ex
pressing rordlalltv and gd will ot
Ihs membera to the liftman emperor,
Hperry said.
Advices by War of Tokio Tell
of 60,000 Armed Germans.
I.or.dn. April While the Hus-
lan bolsheik authorities deny It.
m a li-i'tih front Harbin tv
way of Tokio to the !atlv .Mall,
theie nr S'l.OiV) armed German
pr!t;r.. mobilized at. Tomsk. SI-
PrU, mux !,! I nj4 fur Um Ux csb
2 k
Line From- North of Arris, to
North of Solssons Under Fire!
Infantry Yet Immobjjjil
On Front From Labassec to
South Armentieres. v .
Hostile Shelling Heavy on Brit-
ish Sector Near ViUers
(By Assoolatsd Press.) . '
With th British Arm In ' f
France, April 9. (By th A-1
oiatsd Press.) Thor ha been ne
change in th situation, aooording
to th latest report this morning
from tho battl front. Tho sky is
hssvily overcast with low-hng .
Ing elouds snd the earth blanketed
with ground mists. Rain Is falling
occasionally, as it did yesterday
and during last night, making th'
battleground undssirabl terrain
for operations.
London, April 0. The. German
artillery developed great activity
early this morning on the British
front on the line from Labassee
ranal to south of Armenlleres,
artnrriitiff to toddy's ( war olRce
announcement. .
Tli statement reads:
"Karly this morning the enemy's ar
tillery dcvoluped treat activity on the
front en'nrtlng, from Labaseri csnsl
to oiUri6t4rmnUareB. , ..i".,.'?:,11 "
"Elsewhere on 4h Hiitsh front ex
cept for heavy hostile shelling In th
neighborhood of VlUcrs-Pre toneux and
Merlcourt IAI'be, therws nothlrs
speclsl to report.
In preparation foe another
h.vy infantry attack against th
allied line in Pissrdy, in an at-,
tempt t reach Amien th Ger
man gun of all salibrsa are roar
Ing in thunderous tones along the
front f more than 100 miles from
north of Arras to north of Seis
sons. The entire eeuntrysld is
ssid to bo rocking from th heavy
detonstions, but n infantry action
has yt developed.
Weather Checks Plan,
Th German hav nuntrd
unfavorable wsathae for th big at
tack they apparently were oonttm 1
plating against th Britsh front,
and no infantry action had de
veloped when the report wr
dipatohd from headquarter thl ,
forenoon. Neither wa thr any
movement of the Infantry along the
French front, probably for th asm
The violent artillery battle, however. '
Is being continued In many sectors en
both fronts, notably In the case of the
Hrlllsh along the line of approximately
tlfteen miles from Labassee canal to
above Armxntlerra. hjat to the north
of the present battle area. It was re
ported yesterday to be under a heavy
bombardment with German gaa shells.
nd tho enemy haa continued his
pounding of the area, presumably with
hlxh explosives aa well.
Although the Hermans may he con
templating an attack here with the .
object of dislocating the northe it.oec-
tor of the llrltlsh line If possible, the
probabilities are 111 that ,the bombard
ment la more of a demonstration than ,
anything else, with the object of dls-
reeling llrltlsh attention and roncelr.
aUy drawing reserves from behind the
mor Important front to the south.
. Directly Cast Amien.
In the Homme region the Germans
are heavily shelling the Itrltlah line di
rectly st of Amiens, en the seven
mile front north from Villers-Breton-neux
to Marifourt IAhlw.
Th principal artillery battles In the
French area were around the Montdl
ller salient end eastward of Noyon.
These atrugiclea of the big gun were
carried over from yesterday, when tb
In, ree, activity began lo develop.
Tiiet r'rrtit h apparently are complet
ing their withdrawal eouth of the Oise,
to tho west of Lann, where they hav
made, their line for atrategic reason
conform In general to the Allette river
valley, linking It up wtlh the old line
southeast of t'nurry-lc-t'hateau.
The Hermans, who advanced as the
French operant n waa in progress, were
kept constantly covered by the French
artlllmy and sustained heavy losses.
Kspeclallv aeere ha been the Ger
man Are around Ilucquoy, north of Al
brl't: south of the Hymme and between
Montdidier and Noyon. Last week
the Hermans failed In mass attacks to
penetrat the Hrltiah and French de
lenses north and south of the aector
directly test of Amien and thus ex
tend the arx of their Wedg. The tre
mendous blow going on doubtless la th
forerunner of heavy attacks prc.he.bly
all along the line from Arras to Ncon.
Hucquoy. which south of Arras. 1
on the northern end ot the sector whichj
the liritmh defended so valiantly last
week. The Hermans must wil.n the
he.J of their wedge alone Ihc !omraf
and it is believed they again will at
tempt to do it by aiucks in the Liuc
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