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METAL PRICES )L, ft i QL"f" WW Vl WEATHER FORECAST 1 vLIJ C viJQ U Cll la U UuXU. I X FEARLESS INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE NEWSPAPER X . . . Forty eighth Year-No. 98. Pr.ce Five Cents OGDEN CITY. UTAH, WEDNESDAY EVENING. APRIL 24. 1918. 3 : 30 P. M. CITY EDITION 1 4 PAC.RS GREAT BATTLE IN PROGRESS 1 .4 .4 4 J vi- ST" ST "SJ -y I DUTCH GRAIN SHIPMENTS TO STOP I , m Germans Resume Great Drive On I Northern Front 4 A I i Large Section of 20-mile Line on Both Sides of S Lawe River Seething Mass of InfantryBlow Launched at Dusk Tuesday Night Big Fight if in Progress. i WITH THE BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE, April 24, by the Associated Press. The Germans began a heavy bom- j bardment of the British positions in the Somme sector this morning and the latest reports state that an attack is in pro-1 gress. A German bombardment of the British positions on both sides of the river Lawe, on the northern battlefront, was be gun at four o'clock this morning. A large section of this j battlefront is seething, although the definite dimensions of the infantry action are not yet known. Northwest of Albert early today enemy troops which advanced from their trenches for an assault were driven back by the British fire. Northwest of Merville a large concentra tion of German soldiers was dispersed by the British artillery. 4- Germans Renew Big Drive. The drive on Amiens for which the j Germans plunged desperately but lailed to reach in their great off en -sive last luontli was resumed today. The line at which the German in fantry is again being thrown, on a IL iront ol iwenty miles, extends from' the district north of Albert, northeast' n of Amiens, to the Avre river, south -east of the city. Nearly all this front is held by the British, whose line links up with the French at the river Luce, about three miles north of the It has been regarded as almost In evitable that the Germans would again strike here, as the advance of their right flank in the Amiens region was stopped short by British resistance at Albert, lagging far behind their left. i which was pushed at Cast el to within a short distance of the Paris-Amiens railway A further driving In of the wedge south of Amiens was thus vir tually impossible unless the line to the north could also be advanced. fh.e attack here, furthermore, rep resents a continuation of the persist ant Gorman effort to push in between the French and British What was appan nily intended as a surprise blow, without notable artil lery preparation, was launched by the $ Germans at dusk last evening north of Albert The British met the advance with a hall of rifle and machine gun lire driving back the enem . Meanwhile, the enemy has main tained sulficieni pressure In the j Flanders area to keep the Anglo- French forces well occupied there. LONDON, April 24, Strong German attacks developed last evening in the neighborhood of Dranoutre on the Flanders' front but were repulsed by t French troops, ihc war office aii- I nounces. Heavj infantry attacks are reported to be in progress this morning in the Albert sector, north of the Somme and also between the Somme and the Avre I rivers, On the front, northwest of Albert a I German attack early yesterday eve ning was repulsed. The French and British artillery in flicted severe losses on the Germans in the Flanders' attack. The statement loiiow: "At dusk hostile infantry left their trenches to attack northwest of Al bert, but met wtih heavy rifle and ma chine, gun fire and were driven back. "Strong hostile attacks developed also late in the evening in the neigh borhood of Dranoutre and were re pulsed by French troops after sharp lighting. French and British artillery Inflicted severe losses on the enemy. "During the night the activity of the enemy's artillery continued and at an early hour this morning a heavy bombardment was opened along prac tically the whole British front from 1 north of Albert to our junction with the French south of the Somme. Strong infantry attacks me reported rf! 'in progress in ihe Albert sector and iV between the Somme and the Arei n er ' Heavy hostile shelling is reported I to have taken place also early this morning between Givenchy and Ro- i becq. Concentrations of hostile m fantry in the neighborhood ol Mer ville were dispersed by the artillery." I The statement follows "Hostile artillery activity Increased yesterday afternoon and evening on the greater part of the British Iront, particularly in the Somme and Ancre sectors in the valley of the Scarpe and in the sectors north of Behtune and in the sectors north-northeast of Bail leu!. GERMANS BOMBARDING HEAVItY. PARIS. April 24 The German ar- j lillery has been conducting an ex- . tremely heavy bombardment of the: Franco-British front between the Somme and the Avre in the region of Hangard-on-Santerre and Villers-Bret- : toneux, the war office reports today The statement follows ' Between the Somme and the Avre the enemy's bombardment during the Dighl took a character of extreme vio lence along ihe Franco British front, especially in the region of Hangard en -Santerre and Villcrs Bret toneux French artillery carried on an ener getic bombardment of the German bat. teries. "In the region of the Ailette and Avocourt wood French patrols took! prisoners. Elsewhere on the front there v;is intermittent cannonading." Review of War Situation A heavy bombardment of the Urn -sta positions on both sides of the river Lawe was opened early this , morning and an infantry attack fol- lowing would mean a drive in the di- j rection of Bethune, past which the Lawe runs in a northeasterly direc- tion. The Germans were badly de feated last week in an all-day attack, on this front. In view of the reports from both the Somme and the Flanders fronts, the1 possibility suggests itself thai the Germans may be simultaneously re suming major attacks In each area with Amiens in the one sector and Belhune or Hazebrouck as objectives The allied commanders are reported ready for the expected onslaught wherever it may come. It is not like ly it will come on the Flanders or Picardy battlefields as the Germans! must improve their positions on both fronts, for to remain where they are would invite a counter offensive which i might prove disastrous Huns Given Something to Ponder Over The apparently successtul attack on the German submarine nests at Zee brugge and Ostend has given the Ger man fleet something to ponder over. British sailors and marines, who have returned from the gallant enterprise, report that the gate to the lock of Bruges canal has been blown up and (he water let out into the North sea. The channel also was blocked by sink ing concrete -laden cruisers and the 1 batteries and munition Btorse on the mole were destroyed. The Bruges canal has been used as' a base by the German submarines and ' the blowing up of the lock, the report of which lacks official confirmation, and the blocking of the channel would destroy Zeebrugge's usefulness for . some time British naval writers cie varied estimates as to how long it will lake the Germans to repair the dam age done, ranging from many days to inan weeks and perhaps longer. Holland and Germany are still re- j ported as being near the breaking point, but ii is not clear what the Ger- ' mans really have demanded from the, Dutch A dispatch from The Hague! declares that nothing is known there! of a report of a German ultimatum threatening the occupation of. Dutch1 ports unless certain demands are j yielded. Other rumors are to the ef fect that the main demands concern j transport of sand and gravel and war; materials while others suggest it, at Germany desires certain guarantees from Holland as to treatment of Ger many after the war. oo JAPANESE MINISTER RESIGNS POSITION LONDON, April 24. Viscount Moto no, Japanese minister for foreign af fairs, has resigned, according to a Reuter dispatch from Tokio The question of Japanese interven tion in Siberia probably led to the withdrawal of Ichiro Motono from the foreign ministry of which he has been the head since November, 1016, when Count Terauchi formed the present cabinel There have been reports re cently that Viscount Motono might re Blgn in connection with the Siberian situation but explanations of such a possibility were scanty. Viscount Motono, who was given his present title in July, 1916. was Japan ese ambassador to Russia previous to hie elevation to the foreign ministry. Since his graduation irom the Unher stiy of Lyons, France, he has been connected vith ihe laparje.-e foreicn office and has served as minister to Belgium and minister to France YNioum Motono will be succeeded by Baron Goto who has held several portfolios and is a member of tho na tional commission appointed last year for the discussion of Japan's foreign policy. WASHINGTON, April 24 Baron Shimpei Goto was minister for home affairs in the Terauchi cabinet and his appointment is not regarded a likely to involve any considerable change in foreign policies except, the Siberian question with which Motono was peculiarly identified iscount Motono is known to have been in poor health for some lime. Notice of the cabinet changes had reached the state department where it caused little surprise in view of the Impending rumors of the retirement of Viscount Motono following the ar rival in Tokio of Baron Uchida. Jap anese ambassador to Russia. Uchida took issue with the foreign minister as to the advisability of a Japanese cam paign in Siberia and his views were accepted by the premier. Consequent I) in- retirement of Baron Motono be came inevitable The- construction placed upon the retirement of Viscount Motono by of i u rals hero Is that, for the present at least, there will be no forward movement by Japanese forces into Siberia without full and harmonious understanding with Japan's allies and with the United States; and it is un derstood there must be strong evidence pre ented to demonstrate the lst ence of German influence m Siberia before such an agreement can be reached. Conditions in Vladivostok, officials point out, are not to be confused with the larger question of an extension of Japanese activity over the whole Si berian railway. At Vladivostok where there are large quantities of military stores from Japan and America, con ditions approaching anarchy, it j9 held, warranted the temporary landing of Japanese and British marines. But these are to be withdrawn, it is un derstood, as soon as danger of further disturbance is removed. 9 BRAVE FIGHTING DONEBYYANKEES, Engagements Around Seiche prey Will Hold Proud Place in History. MANY HEROIC DEEDS Details of Battle in Full Accord With Finest American Traditions. i WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN I FRANCE, Tuesday. April 23 (By the r i Associated Press.) The shell torn village of Selcheprey, around which centered the hardest lighting in the re cent heavy attack on the German po sitions, appear to be destined to hold J a proud place in the story of Amen Lean participation in the world war. As further details of the engagement be come known, the details are fully in 'accord with the finest American tradi tions. I The correspondent is now permitted (to tell of a few cases of individual he roism which will convey an Idea as to the mettle of the men. One of them, David Griggs of East Hampton, Conn. I passed through the enemy barrage at j least seven times to carry ammunition to his hard-pressed comrades. Twice he wa.' partl buried by earth upturn ed by shells falling all around him but I he kept at his task. Griggs, who is 19 ! years old, was so modest that he would I I not tell his story but Insisted on speaking of the bravery of others. Fin ally one of his comrades pointed html j out and said ; "That is the bravest man In the ' regiment" Young Courier Sticks to Orders. Raymond A. Ferris of Med ford, Mass.. acting as a courier, was blown off the road twice by the concussion of shells Although stunned and near ly crazed by the intensity of the gun ! fire when he reached the point in the rear of the lines to which he was sent j for ammunition, he carried out his or ' ders. Then he asked for a revolver, saving he wanted to get out and fight , the Germans but he fainted from ex haustion. When he regained con sciousness his first words were an m quiry whether his messages had been i delivered. Americans Kill Many Germans j Charles Slnkler, a Philadelphia law I yer who is now with the Red Cross land was in the thick of the fighting, told the correspondent today of two I Americans who, armed only with auto j niatic pistols, charged an enemy ma I chine gun, killed eight Germans and captured the gun. It is also related i that one Ameriean sharp.- hootei killed ' fifteen Germans Daughters of The Regiments. In a village a short distance behind I the front lines. Gladys and Irene Mc i Intyre, sisters of Mount Vernon. N. Y., ; Salvation Army representatives, dur ing the height of the engagement, ! handed out to the soldier- coffee t b.0 colate. doughnuts and much good I cheer. They went on with their work , while the shells were falling all around them and would not leave until ar la I they were ordered to do so. Now they are called "daughters of the reci j ments." M i is Irene Mclntyre said : "We want to go back to our boys. I They are the finest fellows in the ' wprld, not afraid of anything Any I woman would be glad to die to bi rve ! them It is inspiring to hear them talk i for they are filled with enthusiasm and determination to fight to the finish, i They say they would like to go home 'but not until the victory has been won. When there is a lull in the trenches, I they come to our villages and help us I wash the dishes and cook." Wonderful American Boys. At another point near tho front a middle-aged motherly woman also of I the Salvation Army is braving the I German shells to dispense comforts to I the men. "I had come to France," she said, "to find out what wonderful boys wo : raise in America." SHELLS CONTINUE j TO FALL ON TOUL , WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN j FRANCE, Tuesday. April 23. (By the I Associated Press ) Gas shells con- tinued to fall along tho American front ! northwest of Toul today but generally speaking the artillory fire was lighter than usual. There was a slight in crease, however, in rifle and machine gun fire against the American posi tions around Selcheprey. A German taken prisoner east of the Meuse has died of bis wounds. At one point three German propa ganda balloons descended, earring copies of the Gazette des Ardennes which is printed in French. NAVAL RAID II SUCCESS Sailors and Marines Be-' lieve Great Destruc tion Accomplished. LONDON, April 2-1. Not only is the mouth of the canal at Zeebrugge blocked but British sailors and ma rines who participated in the raid be lieve they destroyed every Hun on the mole, demolished the sheds throughout its entire length and blew up large stores of munitions contained in the sheds, according to stories given by survivors to the correspondent of the Dally Chronicle at Kentish port. Until they were within a halt mile of the harbor of Zeebrugge no ships in the attacking force had picked up the light on the Mole. The attacking1 ship which started for the Mole fol lowed by muttered calls of "good luck" I from the ship's companies of the es corting fleet outside the harbor had j got scarcely within sight of the light When it was discovered by the Ger mans Star shells immediately pierced the thick haze showing up the cruiser as clearly as though it had been day light Batteries Open On Cruiser. In one second it seemed as if every battory in the neighborhood had con t ent rated its fire on the cruiser. How she was able to get ahead none ol these watching her understood. Great 17 Inch shells and others of small cali ber flew around her like hail. She was apparenttly hit by the smaller ones but she plunged ahead and was seen to go around the corner of the mole and gain the center of the har bor Again the fire was directed Against her vital parts and most of the damage done was above the water line. Ger nans Shout "It's the Yankees." Disregarding all that had happened, the cruiser went up to the mole and landed a large party of bluejackets and marines. The German defenders connived the idea that their assail ants were Americans and. according to some of the survivors this cry was beard: "It's the Americans! It's the Yankees!" Some of the Germans bolt ed en masse from the batteries leav lng their guns to the British. The guns were destroved one by one while others in the landing partv dealt with the sheds and munition stores with flame throwers. Concrete-Laden Ships Arrive. Apparently under cover of this op eration, continues the account seni by the Daily Chronicle's correspondent, the concrete-laden cruisers with which it was intended lo block the chanlels, made their way through the horbor, accompanied as far as it can be asc rtained, by only one submarine As they approached the entrance they am bored, Bwung around on the cables and. according to the testimony of one ol thi observers, were sunk within 23 m I no le; Believe Locks Destroyed. One of the destroyers or submarines exploded a charge at the gate.-, ol the lock to the Bruges canal and they are believed to have been destroyed Mean while four destroyers entered the har bor an' cruised around making obser vations, but wera unable to take part in tin battle. When the attacking ship and Its landing party had completed its work, the sailors and marines were taken aboard again despite the damaged con ditio'i of the cruiser which them be ;;m to make its way out of the har bor. One of the 17-inch shells from the hundreds of various calibers fire ) at the cruiser, got well home in her up per works. Her steering gear was in jured and she signalled an escort ship to show her the way out, but before help arrived she had found her way out and taken her place under her own steam behind the liues of protecting cruisers. One man who watched the operation from ar escorting ship said to tho Dally Ct ronicle's crurespondent "When we saw the damage she had suffered, it seemed scarcely possible that she was able to keep afloat. The men below must have worked like Trojans for she was throwing flames LARGE POWDER ' FACTORIES BURN Plants Southwest of Vienna Destroyed by Incendiaries Casualties Are Heavy. I ONDON, April 24. German news papers received at Zurich say that two iir.ie powder factories at Glazenbach, near Salzburg. 156 miles southwest of Y-ema, have been destroyed, accord ing to a dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph company from Switzerland. The explosions which are believed to have been caused by Incendiaries, are said to have resulted in heavy casualties. uu LIBERTY LOAN FUND NOW $1,700,094,850 WASHINGTON, April 24. Tele grams to national liberty loan head quarters today told of $43,000,000 new subscriptions, bringing the total to $1,700,094,850. A score of large cities were reported ready to go over the top of their quotas. Colorado and Arizona were added to day to the list of states which have exceeded their quotas. The list of quota percentages in cludes the following: Toledo, 150 per cent: Sioux City, la , 15t per cent; Detroit, 14S; Des Moines, la.. 141: St. Joseph. Mo. 132; Evansvllle, Ind.. 130; Louisville, Ky , 12j, Milwaukee, 119; Kansas City, Mo.. 112; Portland, Ore., 110; Tacoina, Wash.. 105. MANY SHIPYARD MEN ENROLLED WASHINGTON, April 24 Enroll ment ol 270,000 shipward workers in I the employment service reserve was I announced today by the department of labor. Two months ago 250,000 was set as the goal. ten feet high from her funnels and she made the fastest time she probably ever accomplished " The narrator described the com bined noise of the German gunfire and the explosions on the mole as a "ten told bell." He added. "We were only four or five hundred yards away from the point of the mole but were afraid to fire a shot lest we reveal our exact whereabouts to the enemy. Apparently he nearly judged it for he threw any number of shells around us. At a moderate esti mate between 3000 and 4000 shells were fired at the attack squadron." The German destroyer which was -unk was rammed amidships and tor pedoed. Those .who returned to the Kentish port also say that boarders rushed on the German destroyers an chored in the harbor taking them completely by surprise. Some of the Germans hurried up to the hatchways in their night clothes but before they could reach the decks the British sail ors knocked them on the heads with clubs and rifles and sent them tum bling down the hatchways. Writers tulogize bailors. Articles by naval writers and edi torials in the morning newspapers eulogize with national pride the sail ors who carried out the raid against Zeebrugge and Ostend and discuss the probable importance of the enterprise. Lieutenant Hobson's feat at Santiago and Admiral Togo's exploit at Port Ar thur are recalled at notable preced ents, but the landing on the beach at Gallipoli is regarded by some writers as the only real parallel. Fate of Crews. Curiosity is expressed as to the fate of the crews of thfc two old subma rines which were assigned to blow up the piling at the approach to tho mole at Zeebrugge. Their devotion to duty appeals to the imagination of the writers for it is assumed that they voluntarily accepted almost certain death and that only by something akin to a miracle could those who remained aboard to explode, the charges have survived. Stories of survivors who have ar rived at Dover Hushed with belief in the full success of the expedition, are not corroborated in every detail by the official account. The reported destruc tion of the lock gates and ilv conse quent draining of the Bruges canal lack confirmation. If substantiated, this presumably would be the greatest achievement of tho raiding squadron. Estimates of the time the Germans will need to remove the obstructions from the channel and repair the dam aged mole vary. Some assume that many days will intervene, others many weeks, while still others seem to sup pose that the damage cannot he re paired for a very long time, J 1 1 IS I READY I TO ACT I May Withdraw Offer to I Expedite Grain Ship- II ments to Holland. I WASHINGTON, April 24. The United States is prepared to withdraw its recent offer of three ship? to ex pedite shipments of grain to Holland, owing to the comment of Dutch news papers, accusing the United States of duplicity in the condition that equal tonnage should leave Dutch harbors for America, is to be taken as indica five of the feeling of the Netherlands government and people Officials today expressed disappoint ment and surprise at the reception ac corded the offer of the United States, which was based on a proposal of the Dutch government to alleviate suffer ing from a shortage of breadstuffs. The offer ws supplementary to President Wilson's statement of March 20th when the Dutch ships were requisi 1 tioned, that 100.000 tons of grain J would be provided for Holland if ship were sent to carry it. b If Holland does not desire to take advantage of the offer to expedite the grain the original offer to furnish grain still holds but the time consum ed in sending ships trora Holland tc America will delay the relief the Unit ! ed Slates is ready to grant. Comment of Dutch Press. Typical of the Dutch comment is an editorial in the New Rotterdam Courant. received by cablegram, as follows: ' In ihe last few days an official Am erican communication has been re ceived to the effect that three vessels, over two of which the American gov ernment has no jurisdiction, will be allowed ultimately to depart for Hol land on condition of The departure of vessels of equal tonnage from Holland to an American port This apparent friendly concession may really be tightening of the noose. If. as has been suggested, it is an attempt to make Holland purchase three cargoes of grain with three convevors. This would be a perfidious offer about which dis appointment could not be too strongly expressed. We have not a high opinion of American good faith but that official duplicity could go so far and promises made in black and white by the presi dent of the United States, openly re pudiated, it is impossible to believe. Such shamelessness has not been ex ceeded in this var. The American government must give unambiguous guarantee that the president's prom ises of March 20 will be respected." AA. AUTO TRANSPORT SERVICECREATED I General Officer to Be Namec as Assistant to Quartermaster-General. WASHINGTON, April 21 A motor transport service was created toda by the war department to take the , piace of the motor division of the quartermaster crops The service will be headed bv a general officer as yet j unnamed who will serve as an assist ant to the quartermaster general. be m w service will consolidate j, Lhe procurement and operation of all , army vehicles except tanks, caterpil lar and army tractors. A special board of officers is working out de tails for operation by the service of t rucks, ambulances and motor cars. The object sought is to eliminate du oHcation in purchase, operation and maintenance. Each arm having use for motor transportation will be rep resented in the new service. 'thi motors division has been head ed bv Brigadier General Chauncey M. Baker, who it is understood, will re- Cr. to his regular army rank, as a colonel of the quartermaster corps.