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are: Silver 0?':c; lend 7 M07i4c; spelter 64c; m F I IT K P fill I' H I TF I iW I I I I I II Weather Indications for Ogden and vicinity: j:pper zvM- . Viy 1L M V V f (P7 vv I v V Wl' x saaR fair; ,,ight,y co,der tenioht; ; 0 FEARLESS INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE NEWSPAPER ' portyeiflhth Year-No. 101. Prlce Five Cent. OGDENcfTYTuTAH, SATURDAY EVENING. APRIL 27. 1918; 3-30 P M CITY FniTlON? pap.cq J GERMANS ARE MALTED t FRANCO-BRITISH HOLDING BUCK GERMAH HORDES French Counter-attack and Regain Locre Sector I and British Put Up Furious Fight and Hold, Voormezelle, Recapture Villers-Brettoneux, Dominate High Ground and Capture Nine Hundred Prisoners. WITH THE BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE, April 27. by the Associated Press. General von Arneim, commander F of the German troops in the Ypres sector, paused last night in his drive against the Entente Allied territory about Kemmel, undoubtedly to enable the re-organization of his forces for a I fresh attack. German artillery continues to hammer the de fending positions but during the early hours today no fresh German offensive in this region was recorded. The loss of Mont Kemmel has evi dently failed to disorganize in any way the allied resistance in the Ypres re gion. The line in fact, seems to have stiffened since this isolated height was taken by the Germans and the enemy after a day of desperate struggling yesterday found himself held fast i everywhere JLocro west of Mont Kemmel and Voormezeele, two miles south of Ypres, were the chief points under at tack by the Germans in their vain ef fort to develop their success of the previous day. At each, the enemy ailed to gain his objectives and to day is no further advanced toward them than be was yesterday morning. French Regain Ground. The French fought with great gal lantry in the Locre sector, inflict ins severe losses on the enemy in his four attacks, the last of which curried him into the village. Last evening the French counter-attacked vigorously and regained the place. The British were no less stubborn in their defense of Voormezeele at l- which point they were obliged to hold fast if the line curving to the east and north around Ypres was not to . be abandoned. Today found them still in possession of the village and hold ing fast to the wood on the southwest of the town. Several hundred prisoners were taken by the British in this lighting. Ypres Salient May Be Abandoned. There seems a quite general dispo sition on the part of military observ ers to forecast the eventual abandon ment of the Ypres salient as the result of the fall of Mont Kemmel. It has been pointed out by the British war oflke that this result will not neces sarily follow. It is likewise observed that should an evacuation of Ypres be come necessary the taking of Mont Kemmel has not destroyed the defense value of the range of hills to the west from which it stood out and which have been referred to as the backbone of the Flanders' position. Meanwhile the cost in men to the Germans In the progress they have made without win- ning more than a tactial advantage has been enormous. Sommc Front Improving. On the Somme battle front the sit uation has worked still more in favor of the allies. The re-capture of Villers-Bretonneux and its dominating high ground by the British has made the German tenure of Hangard to the south extremely precarious and they already have lost part of the village. London reports a further advance ment of the allied line last night in this sector. An attack by German lanks was broken up by the British tire. More than Quo prisoners were taken by the British in this fighting. LONDON. April 27. Continuing I their counter-attacks on the front east I of Amiens, the allies have gained fur I i her advantages in the Hangard -Vil-I lers sector, it is announced officially. E The French have recaptured posi tions from Locre to La Clytte, in Flan ders west of Mont. Kemmel. The fighting on the Flanders' front north of the Lys was very severe. The em my advance was held at all points. Heavy losses were inflicted on the Germans. The Germans made a heavy attack on the front south of Ypres. There was a long battle for Voorme- . le, two miles south of Ypros which tin British retained, taking hundreds of prisoners. Great Artillery Activity. The ofllcial statement follows: "There was great artillery activity en both sides during the night on the whole battle front north of the Lys river. The fighting in this area was E very severe, the enemy making re peated and determined attempts to t develop the advantage gained by him I on the previous day. After many hours WL of fluctuating battle the enemy's ad Hfc vance was held at all points. Heavy casualties were suffered b his troops In this region as a result of his many unsuccessful attacks Germans Beaten Off. "The enemy's assaults on the French positions from Locre to La Clytte were pressed with extreme violence and after three attacks had been beaten off with great loss to him, his troops succeeded at the fourth attempt in carrying the village of Loore. In the evening our allies counter-attacked and drove the ennmv out. regaining I possession of the village At other ' points all the enemy's attacks were re- pulsed. "Fierce fighting took place north of j Kemmel village and in the neighbor hood of Voormezeele which, after a 'prolonged struggle remains in the hands of our troops. In the afternoon ! the enemy again heavily attacked our positions at the ridge wood southwest of Voormezeele and was completely repulsed. Some hundreds of prisoners were captured by us in this fighting. "Local fighting also took place y( terday afternoon on the Lys battle front in the neighborhood of Givenchy as a result of which forty prisoners were captured by us. Allies Gain Advantage "South of the Somme the fighting during the afternoon to the- advantage of the allied troops in the Hangard VillersBretonneux sector Our line was again advanced at certain points I and a hostile attack with tanks early ; in the afternoon was broken up by our fire and failed to develop. The num ber of prisoners captured by us is j over 900. I "Successful raids were carried out by us during the night In the neigh borhood of Arleux. northeast of Arras, and in the Yieux-Berquln sector, southeast of Ha.elbrouck. We captur ed twenty prisoners. "On the remainder of the front there is nothing to report." German Attack Broken Up. PARIS, April 27 German attack near Thennes, on the front southeast I of Amiens was broken up Last night, the war office announces. Artillery fighting continues on the front be tween Vlllers Bretonncux and Han gard. The statement follows "During the night the artillery bal tle was continued along the front be tween Villers-Bretonneux and Han gard. There was no change in the sit uation. "The Germans attacked our defens es on the line of the railroad west of Thennes but were not able to approach our positions "We carried out successful raids in the region of the- Lolvre and nortlo a-t of Carnillet and took a number of pri soners. "The artillery was rather severe on the right bank of the Mcus-- (Verdun front)." Review of War Situation. Fighting of desperate character at tends the German attempt to enlarge on the capture of Mont Kemmel, on the Flanders' front, as the- Franco -British troops strive to hold the enemy in check. On the vital sector of the Plcardy front east of Amiens the al lied soldiers have driven the Germans from more of the ground they gained earlier in the week. The fall of Mont Kemmel is a ser ious blow to the security of the salient about Yyres but to gain a complete victory there the Germans must strike quicklj Ijhis they arc trying to do while the allied troops resist strenu- i ously. While Kemmel's capture by the enemy does not mean the immediate i evacuation of Ypres, military observ ers say it does menace the British po- i sitions there and a further retirement in the nr-xl few days is not unlike ly. Berlin says that the prisoners In SEW BRITISH ENVOY TO PARIS AND NEW MINISTER OF WAR - EARL OF DERBY VISCOUNT MILNER u The Earl of Derby has been ap pointed British ambassador to Paris to succeed Lord Ecrtic, ac cording to the Paris Matin Vis count Milner succeeds Derby as British War Minister, the paper I adds. CHINESE LEADERS MEET IN CHICAGO CHICAGO. April 27 Chinese lead ers 'from all over the country are here to attend the eighth annual conven tion of the On Leong Tong. or Chinese Merchants' association of America which opened a week session today. Selection of a site for a tong com munity center is one of the objects of the meeting. Thirty-eight members are fighting under the Stars and Stripes. Chinese in all the large American cities are work ing to increase the sale of Liberty bonds and Charles J, Way, merchant of Detroit, reported that practically every Chinese merchant of standing is burying bonds. the present Flanders' battle have in creased to 6500. Brave French Division. Kemmel hill did not fall without a Btruggle and it remains a nymument to the bravery of a French regiment which, cut off from the allied line, held out until surrounded on all sides by the Germans. The ultimate fate of the Fi m n i'l-nd"i s, liuhi m - 1 1 emendous odds, is not known to the allies. Franco-British troops attempted strong counter-attacks to retake the hill but were driven baek by the Ger mans, who are using nine divisions on a trout of about eight miles The Germans attack in the north, unless it can gather much greater mo mentum, does not yet threaten the Belgian line from Dixmude to the sea, although it does affect the British about Ypres. Allied Successes South of Somme. Successes were gained by allied troops in a counter-stroke south of the Somme from Villers-Bretonneux to south of Hangard. The Germans were driven baek all along the line and most furious fighting raged in the village of Hangard. The fighting in and around Villers Bretonneux, the scene of a battle in ihe war of 1870, will be notable for two things. In it British and German inks met for the first time and the Germans were worsted, while British infantry wearing gas masks for prob ably the first time in an attack retook the village. i'licral Radcliffe. director of mili tary operations at the British war of fice, anticipates an enemy offensive on-a bigger scale than vet attempted in a vi eat effort to break the juncture Ol the British and French armies He thinks this will fall on the line from An ta to Hie Somme. Fighting will continue through the summer and manp'iwci- i e; . will hiinc icior General Foch, according to General Radcliffe, still has the allied reserve army almost Intact There are no indications that the relations between Holland and Ger many are any nearer a peaceful ad justment. The leaves of absence in the Dutch army and navy have been sus pended while it is reported the Dutch government is taking certain military measures. The German press threat ens the little count i alleging that German patience la almost exhausted. I NO ULTIMATUM SENT TO HOLLAND Dutch Legation Denies Hol land Has Put Embargo on Tin, Cinchona and Kapok. V SHINGTON. April 27. The German minister to the Netherlands is still at The Hague and did not leave for Germany as reported. The Nether lands legation announced today. The Dutch minister to Berlin returned to The Hague, it was said, to discuss with hi.-, government the progress of nego tiations with Germany. No ultimatum it was asserted at the legation, has been sent to Holland by Germany either in relation to the sand and gravel dispute or any other ques tions that have arisen. The legation took occasion to deny that Holland has put an embargo on the export of tin, cinchona and kapok from the Dutch East Indies and said that the government merely had issues an order requiring that exports be li censed. This action, it was said, had nothing to do with negotiations be tween Germany and Holland but was a domestic matter in which Holland alone was interested. LIBERTY LOAN $2,1138,350 Committees Throughout the Country Are Dissatisfied With National Showing Thus Far. WASHINGTON, April 27. Partial) reports on Liberty day sales in the third Liberty loan campaign today, raised the subscription total for the country to ?2. 113. 998. 350. This represented an audition of $7S.- i utiU.ijO'i and on I . ,.n ial reports from yesterday's intensive canvass. "Committees throughout the coun- try dissatisfied with the national showing thus far." said the headquar ters report today, "settled down to the hard grind of the last seven days cam paign. Hope was expressed that as many subscriptions may be taken within the next seven days as have been taken in the last twenty -one. If such a result is not achieved, little more than the $3.000, OtiO.OoO minimum sought b Secretary McAdoo will be subscribed and the result of the cam- J paign will be a great disappointment."! Additions to Honor-Roll Kansas. New Mexico, Mississippi. Idaho and southern California were I added today to the honor roll of tsates land districts which have exceeded 1 their quotas. San Francisco reached the 100 per cent mark. The celebration in Cincinnati yesterday resolved it self into a great jollification over the city becoming the second in the L'nit ed States of more than 250,000 to win the honor flag. The first was Detroit. In the NfiW York district Liberty, day celebrations gave such an 1m- I petus to the campaign that the district managers awarded forty -nine honor flags. A Boy Scouts' army of about -120.000 took the field throughout the country today to glean pledges in the final days of the campaign period Hawaii has subsc ribed l.fai , . x- ceedlng Its quota by 17 per cent NEW YORK, April 27. A $2,000. 000 subscription to the third Liberty loan announced today by the South ern Pacific company was said to be th- first that any one of the railroad recently taken over by the govern ment has made as a corporation .al though there have been numerous in stances where employes of roads bave purchased bonds jointly. The Southern Pacific's subscription will bt distributed, $700,000 being filled In the New York district. 00 VIENNA AGAINST HON CONQUEST No Austrian Blood Will Be Shed to Retain Hun Annexations. LONDON, April 27. "Oup thing is certain," Bays the Arbeite-Zeltung of Vienna as quoted in an Kxchange Telegraph dispatch from The Hagut . "We are not going to allow Austrian blood to be shed, either now or later on. to retain German conquests." This statement is made in a critic ism of Germany's action in the direc tion of virtual annexation ot the for mer Russian border states of Livonia and Eslhonia. The newspaper asks whether the treaty concluded with Russia at Brest-Litovsk is still valid and adds "Germany's action will have to be paid for with another war as soon as Russia is strong enough This, ot j course, is entirely Germany's busi- ness ' A retirement law for superannuated federal employe? m to he roa "ii i a bl wit bin sishl I American Drive at Iron Ore Fields of Lorraine Expected ! j9B Worth S Jf ' T X ' 1 ' f .vuxcajrr CAMRA yJ O V fsailt,V JS3ra r v i L i CROSS SHOWS LOCATION OF IRON" ORE BEDS. ARROW SHOWS DIRECTION OF EXPECTED AMERICAN DRIVE. There are men In the American There are men in the Americau War Department who hope to see American troops some day drive eastward from Verdun into that portion of Lorraine now held by the enemy. They believe that at one stroke this would of itself al most end the war. The reason is: IRON ORE SUP ! PLY. When the Germans took part of old Lorraine from the French in WAR CROSS FOR 1 OALLANTSERVICE Six Americans Honored Og den Boy Among the Num ber Officially Reported. PARIS April 27 Six American am btilance men have won the war cross by gallant service performed during the battle now in progress. Lieutenant Ralph Richmond, com-1 manding section 642 with Sergeant; Junius Beebe g. L. Harris, Henry K. James. E. A. Littlefield and John J Freenig, were cited in eulogistic terms for carrying away wounded men from positions right up against the enemy's lines under the heaviest fire. Charles A. Reed of section 525:1 If. ary w. Holman, Johnson N Huns- j berger, Jr., and Hobarl s. Puryski of, section 504 and less M I'.azby of sec tion 501 were cited in regimental or ders for courage displayed on April 6 i oo s BRITISH LOSSES k LONDON, April 27. British casual I ties reported this week totalled 18, 369. The losses were- divided as follows: Killed or died of wounds. Officers, lus. men, 2,661. Wounded or missing: Officers, -.-071; men, 13.229. Despite the heavy fighting for more than B month past the British casual tlefl reported arc onl now beginning to approach the high figures for week after week last year, when the Brit ish were on the offensive on the west ern front, Th Increase recently has been on the average of 50 per cent each w ' k over the week preceding. Last week the aggregate was l.'.2o! und the week previous $.129 oo GERMANY TAKING GRAIN FROM RUSSIA i LONDON, April 27. Referring to a meeting of the reicbstag food council Friday, at which reduction of the bread ration was discussed, a German ofllcial statement received today, Baj "It. was decided that the present po sit ion was not critical enough for tak in--; important measures at this lime The authorities will therefore wait and soe how fast grain is imported from the Ukraine. Some transports hao already arrived." -oo BERLIN TO REPORT AMERICAN NAMES ( ! AMSTERDAM, April 27. A Berlin dispatch says that the names of the 183 Americans whom the Germans re porl they captured in the recent bat He at Seicheprey will be published in the Gazette des Ardennes, u German propaganda organ published in French . oo HOLLAND GETTING READY. THE HAGUE, April 27. The com mander-in-cbief of the land and sea rorces in Holland has provision ally topped all leave? t,f absence y 1S70 they took some of the finest Iron ore beds in the world. They left to the French the ore in Long way and Briey, and neutral Lux emburg had the rest. A few days after the present war was de clared. Hun troops marched into French Lorraine and Luxemburg, getting possession of ail this Iron. A drive 35 miles eastward from Verdun would rob the Germans-of three-fourths of their "islble- Iron supply, That would ruin them. HOSPITAL PLANS FOR AMERICANS Construction When Complete Affords 95,000 Beds for Army Purposes. WASHINGTON. April 27 When hospital construction now under way is completed more than ninety-five thousand beds will be available for army purposes, according to statistics compiled in the office of Surgeon-General Gorgas. The normal capacity of national guard base hospitals, the United States army hospitals and the general hospitals was 62.959. This is being increased by 45 per cent and in case of emergency a further extension would be possible without additional construction The sixteen base hospi tals at national army cantonments arc each to have a capacity of 2200 beds: those at the national guard camps will range from 1100 at Camp Shericfan to 2100 at Camp Wadsworlh. Enough i rained men to handle the normal capacity of military hospitals already have been enrolled in the arm medical camps and a recruiting cam paign is said to be progressing satisfactorily. oo MAX EASTMAN JURY DISAGREES NEW YORK. April 27 The jury in the case of Max Eastman and olheis associated with him in the publication of alleged seditious articles in the So cialist publication The Masses report ed today it had been unable to agree. United States Judge Hand discharg ed the jury which had been out forty nnd one-half hours. The defendant had been indicted under the espionage act and were accused of conspiring to defeat the operation of the draft act. oo BANDITS RELEASE GEORGE A KYLE NEW YORK, April 27. George A. Kyle of Portland, Ore, the American engineer who, since March 5th, has been held captive by Chinese bandits in the province of Honan, China, has been released, according to advices to the state department from the Ameri can legation in Peking, forwarded to the Siems-Carey and ("anal company here. Two other Americans and a Chinese engineer had been previously freed. uu FIVE INCHES OF SNOW IN DENVER DENVER, Colo, April 27. Five in ches of snow fell in Denei last night. An electrical storm preceded the "-now. According m ihe -ner w either hui -eau snow and rain extended over Col orado, western Nebraska, South Dako ta and part ol Wyoming. While the precipitation will be beneficial to many crops it will seriously retard the plant Ing of others. It was said. LONDON, April 27. It Is reported in Nationalist circles that an order in -council will be signed Enforcing Con scription in in land next week, Bays 8 Central News dispatch from Dublin. ALLIES FACING CRISIS Utmost Effort Must Be I Made to Supply I j Manpower I LONDON. April 27 Commenting od the Flanders battle in serious tone, the morning newspapers contend that tht situation imposes the necessity of put ting forth the utmost effort, especially of furnishing more men to supply the wastage in the ceaseless fighting. "We are faced with a crisis morp perilous and momentous than any that has hitherto arisen, even in this ap palling war," writes the military' cor respondent of the Daily Telegraph. "Possession of the channel ports b the enemy would make our task on land and sea infinitely more intricate and cosily." Situation Grows Worse. The Daily News in an editorial says the situation has changed seriously for the worst in the past two days and that the German offensive toward the channel is a matter of serious con cern. Nevertheless, it regards the sit- ' I uation as in no wise yet stabilized and says that if the Germans mean to ; break through they must do it quick- j hy before American reinforcements j J finally turn the tide. ! The Daily Chronicle thinks that Ypres could be held despite the loss of Mont Kemmel, but the tenure would be COSfly and precarious. It hopes that it will be found possible to dislodge the enemy as from Villers Bretonneux The Chronicle contends however, that the present value of pres is only secondary. The Daily Mail says it would be folly to minimize the success the enemy has achieved and if the loss of Kemmel should prove permanent, the difficulty in holding Ypres would be increased materially. It concludes by urging the necessity of maintain ing the supply of men. oo WALTER IKON . HELD BY BOARD Waller Munson was arrested by Deputy Sheriff Bob Burke yesterday and is being held in the county Jail pi nding an investigation as to his Islanding with his local draft board n I Salt Lake. Munson is said to be evad ing the draft He has been living at ' 2038 Farr avenue He is a registrant of a Salt Lake board and instructions have been sent the county board here to examine him and. if he qualified, to send him to Salt Lake. He will then be a member of the contingent or drafted men who leave tomorrow lor Camp Lewi-. QUIET TITLE TO OGDEN CHY LOTS i A serdid in favor of the plaintiff 1m been returned by Judge A E. Pratt of the district court in the case of Ar noldina C. Bosselaar. formerly Arnol dina C. Van Emmerick. against Will iam T Astill. et al. heirs of the latt Zacharlah Astill. Carl F. Widerborp administrator, and Bertha Matson. The plaintiff was suing to quiet title to certain real estate in Weber county over which a controversy had arisen The land in question was lots 1? 20 21. 22, 23 and 24 of block 2, Cropaej -addition to Ogden City, N. W. sec tion 16 T 6 N . 1 W. The judge found that the plaintiff was owner of the property in fee sim ple absolute and that the defendants I had no claim to it oo LOGGERS BUYING BONDS. EUGENE. Ore., April 26. Membecs of the Loyal Legion of Loggers and Lumbermen in Oregon have been heavy subscribers to libertj bonds of the third issue, according to reports r ' eived from various camps and mills where meetings have been held. Colonel John Leader, of the British army, who is in charge of the military training at the University of Oregon, addressed one meeting held in an Im provised hall in the new planing mill of a lumber company. More than 700 persons attended. There are 350 or 400 employes! of the company in the mill and camp near Wendling and it i- believed not less than (30,000 will be raisod there.