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the Associated Press. Fighting was still in progress this
morning near Vierstraet on the front southwest of Ypres. At
)3 one time the British were forced back slightly by machine gun
fire. All the rest of the original defenses, however, appeared
to be again in the hands of the defenders in the Voormezelle
La Clytte sector .
After their first successes in yesterday's fighting, the
Germans were unable to gain further ground despite repeated
smashes at the Allied line. Bitter struggles took place about
Klein Vierstraet Cabaret, west of Vierstraet and in the ridge
wood, but the British clung desperately to their positions.
The British organized a counter-attack during the night
jftj which was so vigorous that the Germans were unable to with-,
stand it and gradually fell back until they had abandoned all
h the ground gained.
r o! Fighting In Flanders.
Heavy fighting, although on a com-
ii paratively narrow front, is continuing
in Flanders where the Germans began
?, yesterday another attempt to drive a
rk. wedge into the Entente lines and out
flank the hill positions southeast of
Ypres. This attempt failed and only
a temporary success was secured by
the enemy in gaining a fcothold in the
allied front line at points between
Vormezeele and La Clytte.
lid, Last night the British and French
ioa drove back, sharply at the Germans i
V and ousted them from the small bits of
07, territory they had won. Heavy casual-
ties were inflicted on the two German
it- divisions which were engaged m this
in operation.
tl Renewing Attack North of Kemmel.
K, Notwithstanding their heavy losses,1
the Germans seem reluctant to aban-
don the effort and this morning fourd;
ilk them renewing the attack to the north
lj of Kemmel, in the Vierstraet region. A!
heavy machine gun fire forced the i
British line back at one point but the
it recession was a slight one and the1
ground remained disputed territory. :
rtL The fighting was continuing here when 1
the day's report from British head-,
quarters was dispatched.
The British are continuing to lml
prove their position in the Somme nB-j
gion on the high ground between the I
Somme and the Ancre. Further pro- i
k gress was made there during the night.
There was local fighting in the Buc-;
quoy region between Albert and Arras
and south of the Somme the heavy ar- j
tillery fire which has been reported
for some days past continued on the
French front on both sides of the
LONDON, May 9. "Successful
counter-attacks launched by British
and French troops yesterday in the
La Clyette Voormezeele sector drove
the enemy from the portions of the
allied front line in which he had gain
ed a footing during the morning and
re-established the positions original
ly held by us. We captured several
prisoners. '
LONDON. May 9. By a counterat
ta k delivered last night by the British
, troops, the Germans were driven from
! the portions of the allied front line
i thej had ntcred on the Flanders front
i in the La Clytte-Yoormezeelc sector,
1 the war office announced today.
Further progress was made last
' night by ihe British on the froni eaal
Dl Amiens between the Somme and
Ancre rivers.
Yesterday s attack on the Flanders
line was carried out by two German
i divisions. Heavy casualties were in
flicted upon them L the British
i forces.
A new German attack was made this
, morning on the Flanders front north
of Kemmel. The enemy pressed back
the British line slightly at one point.
I British Official Statement.
; The statement follows:
"This morning the enemy again at
tacked north of Kemmel and succeed
ed in pressing back our line slightly at
one point, where the fighting con
tinues. "Troops of two German divisions
took part in Ihe enemy's attack yes
terday morning. Heavy casualties
were inflicted on them by our artillery
lire as well as in infantry fighting,
both during the attack and in the sub
sequent counter attack.
"Local fighting took place also yes
terdaj at Bucquoy) in the course of
which ve captured thirty prisoners.
During the night further progress was
i made by us between the Somme and
the Ancre. Our now positions in this
sector were improved. Several pris
oners wen- taken by us.
"Hostile raids were repulsed in the
neighborhood oi L ns and Merris. The
f enemy's artillery developed consider -
4 1 !
able activity during the night in the;
Albert sector."
PARIS. May 9. Heavy artillery
fighting on both sides of Ihe A re l ft
er on ihe front bHnw Amiens if re
1 ported in today's official communica
; tion
! The official statement read?-
"Spirited artillery lighting occurred
last night and south of the Avre
"German patrols attempting to ap
iproaching our lines in the region of
I Campelle St. Aignan were repulsed.
"There is nothing to report from the
remainder of the front "
TERS IN FRANCE. May 9 Strong
raiding parties of Nova Scotia and
(New Brunswick troops entered the en-j
j emy outpost line early yesterday at I
j Neuville-Yltasse. southeast of Arras.
They inflicted many casualties on thej
I Germans and took prisoners and two I
machine guns. Their losses were
Morning Review of War Situation.
! In Flanders the Germans have re
turned to the attack, but apparently;
; only in a strong local attempt to out
; fiank tin positions of Locre, S herpen
j berg and Mont Rouge which they were
i unable to take by a frontal operation
While this may be the beginning of an
(Other furious battle on the sector
where the enemy met disastrous de-1
j feat ten days ago, indications are that
the attack is no1 In very great force,
, although the fighting is Intense
Pushing against the Anglo French
I forces on a five mile front between
j Voormezeele and La Clytte the Ger
mans gained the allied front in the
j center but were repulsed elsewhere,
j the French even making a slight ad
' vance of their own south of La Clytte.
In the center the allied troops continue
the fighting in an effort fo throw . 1 1 -Germans
out of the advanced positions
they captured.
Trying to Outflank Kemmel Heights.
Seemingly ihe Germans are attack-'
ing in the hope of driving the allies j
back toward the Keuuuelbee.1; river
and Its branches or beyond Poperinghe
and thus outflank the heights njnning
west from Mont Kemmel verj heavy
Josses were Inflicted on the enemy in
j his previous strong effort to penetrate
I this line and the line about Locre and
its adjoining hills. Il may be the at
j tack is only a mask lor a stronger ef
fort elsewhere, although to break
through the Voormezelle-Locre may
i be of marked advantage to the enemy.
Elsewhere in Flanders and in Pic
ardy the infantry has been inactive
The big guns, however, are roaring
without cessation, especially north and
south of the Avre, east of Amiens.
Aerial fighting is most active and in
a big air battle near Douai, British
aviators brought down eight of the
enemy without any lossc-. Four more
German machines were brought down
at other points.
Bad Weather In France.
Bad weather prevails nn the Ameri
can sector in France. Northwest of
Toul an American patrol has been am
bushed by the Germans. In tin
tor also American heavy guns have
! been in action for the first time. Near
! Mont.didler in Picardy the American
gunners continue 'heir harassing fire
against the Germans.
The American arm is growing rap
idly in strength. Although refusing to
divulge the exact number of men who
: have gone overseas, Secretary of War
) Baker announces that more iban 500.
; 000 men have been despatched since
the beginning of the year.
Rains Stop Italian Fighting.
On the Italian front rains have put
a stop to lively artillery and patrol en
gagemi nts
The British forte., advancing north
i ward from Bagdad in Mesopotamia,
, have captured Kerkuk, 150 miles north
of Bagdad and eighty miles southeast
of Mosul, the objective of the drive
Six hundred wounded Turks were
Lloyd - George Leads Defense.
David Lloyd -George, the British
prime minister, in the house of com
mons today, will lead the defense of
his government against the attack
I created by the letter written by Ma-jor-General
Maurice. How far the op
position will go has not been indicated,
but the Government has rallied its
forces for a decisive vote on its right
to hold office
Brings Down Three German
Machines in Less Than
Five Minutes.
PARIS, May 9. Wi'hln five minutes
on Tuesday. Sub -Lieutenant Nunges
ser, leading French aviator, brought
down his thirty-third and thirty-fourth
German machines and damaged anoth-'
er which undoubtedly will be placed to
his credit. On Sunday he knocked out
two other enemy airplanes which have
not yet been officially recorded.
Sub-Lieutenant Nungesser during
three years of air fighting has been
wounded seventeen times and has
Berved on fifty-two bombing expedi
tions. French Meet Serious Loss.
French aviation has suffered a great
loss in the death within a few days of
three aces who, among them, had ac
counted for more than forty Germans.
Lieutenant Chaput with sixteen Ger
mans to his credit, was killed Tuesday,
while Sub-Lieutenant Dcmeeuldre.
with ihirteen victories, was killed in
the region of the Somme yesterday.
Captain Hieffre met death while di
recting an infantry attack from B very
low altitude. He was struck by a ma
chine gun bullet fired from the ground.
British Government Officials
Land Him in the Tower
of London.
LONDON. May 9 A German sub
marine recently landed a man ou the
Irish coast where he was arrested by
governmental officials James Mar.
Pherson. parliamentary secretary to
the war olflce. announced in the house
or commons today that this man was
in the Tower of London and would be
court martialed.
oo .
All Artists and Designers
Asked to Submit Designs
Before June 1.
WASHINGTON. May 9 With work
on the third Liberty loan unfinished,
the treasury publicity department has
started preparations for the four'h
Liberty loan which will be next tall
All artists and designers are asked to
submit designs for posters, window
cards and buttons by June 1. These
are to be donated to the government.
BUENOS AIRES, Wednesday. May
8. The Argentine government has de
cided to bus $5,000 1 worth of rail-
v. as material in the United States and
England ,
Intense Interest in Trouble
Over Letter Written by
1 General Maurice.
House of Commons Will Not
Kill Off Lloyd George to
Make Asquith Premier.
LONDON, May 9 The inten.-e in
I lerest in the crisis brought about by
the letter of Major-General Maurice is
reflected in the morning newspapers
i They give much prominence to the
prospects of today's doings in the
house of commons and the attitude
of political parties toward the govern
I ment and General Maurice, respective
ly, and speculate upon the probable
outcome. Editorially, the papers deal
with the subject very fully.
Opinion is general that if former
rrcmlcr Asquith forces his motion to
have a select committee investigate
! the charges made against the govern
ment by General Maurice to a divi
sion, the government will obtain a ma
jority which some commentators be
lieve will be substantial. However
views differ as to how Asquith will
satisfy the public.
Some hold that a verdict by ihe
house of commons in support of ihe
government will completely vindicate
i h s government and crush what they
call the intrigue of the Asquithan op
I ponents. Others say that such a ver
dict will prove nothing exeppt reluc
I tance to oust the government at a
I critical moment, leaving the main
! question unaffected.
Daily Chronicle Vie.va.
The latter view is voiced by the
Daily Chronicle, which while predict -jing
a parliamentary victory for the
government, possibly by a large ma
il jority, says this would indicate noth
' ing more than reluctance bv the com
jmons at a moment of national peril to
(overthrow the ministry, while no def
inite and acceptable ilternative exists,
lit adds that such a ictory cannot be
-a straightforward verdict on the roer
Jits of the case. Th? charges, it de
clares, ought to be Jisproved conclu
sively or the affected ministers ought
j to leave oflice.
The Daily Telegriph. on the other
hand, has doubt that th ministerial
replv will be compete and crushing.
Fear Is expressel by a section of
the press most hosile to Mr. Asquith
thai If the governnent fall, ''be old
gang" will regain power. The Tory
Morning Post, wbbh voices this fear
editorially, says elsewhere:
"The house of commons will not kill
off Lloyd -George O make Asquith pre
mler. This has Jeen Lloyd -George's
safeguard befoie and it will be his
safeguard now."
The Daily Mai', although not with
drawing its supiort of the govern
ment, says editoiially that the govern
ment hae thenuelves partly to thank
! for the position in which they stand,
having repeatedy shown timidity pnd
weakness in doling with high inill
I tary and naval rfficers who have failed
at "their posts. It adds that the gov
lernment might explain why Genera
Maurice was pmoved from the war
office and wheher he had a grudge to
Government Will Weather Storm.
Although tit indications are that
the government will weather today's
storm, it is infresting to note that for
the first iim( In the history of the
Lloyd -George administration, Inspired
intimations ajpear in that portion of
the press whim supports former Pre
mier Asquith hat in event of the gov
ernment bein defeated there exists
"an alternatir government ready to
sup into the breach."
It is conlkently declared in Ihe
same quartr-is that even should the
I ministry sutive today its days arc
numbered. On the government side it is assert
ed the premtr has r complete an i
to the accusations pi Gen ral Maurice
and that tin debate will not turn on
technical pscedure, but will be what
is described as an open discussion of
the merits )f the case, with certain
important dsclosures relating to ihe
xtension f the British front m
France by li fifth army.
, Comprehensve Statements Expected.
It is undentood that Premier Lloyd
George and thancellor Bonar Law will
make compnhenslve statements, re
plying seriatim to alt of General Mau
rices point- leaving it to Mr. As
quith. if he cjnslders their explanation
satisfactory, fo push his motion to a
Meetings o the I'nionlst and Lib
eral war conmittees were held lasl
night and It i understood both decided
to support tin government. The La
bor party deeded to await, the trend
of the debate
Among theminor points that have
arisen is to authorized statement
that Generil Maurice's was not shown
previous tc Jtj publication to any sol
dier or pditieian. The anti-government
pre contends that this rules
out the alegations of collusion be
tween G0erH' Maurice and Mr. As
i quith. 1
Shot Lifts Submarine
j Completely Out of
Gunners Given Ten Days
Furlough for Fine
I Work.
sinking of a German submarine by a
United States warship with a shot
swhich lifted the U-ohoaj gpHBlefjely c;,t
Of the water and broke her in two was
reported by officers of the ship on ar-
rival here today.
Because of the fine work of the
gunners, the crew of the ship was
j given an additional furlough of ten
I days.
On the voyage over, the warship
j previously reported from German
, sources as having been wrecked, sight
ed three submarines and the gunners
; sprang to their guns. The first two
shots, fired in quick succession at the
nearest enemy, missed. But the third
I went home. It caught the U-boat just
below the water line and so great
I was its force that the craft was lilted
out ot the water and in another mo
ment her back broken, she doubled
up and sank to the accompaniment ot
a chorus of yells from the warship
No survivors were seen in the water
i and the other submarines, as the de
stroyed submersible disappeared, di ed
and did not re appear.
Influential Army Men Agitat
ing Against Field Marshal
Von Hindenburg.
German Successes on West
Front Have Not Reached
Their Expectations.
j LONDON, May 9 Former influen
I tial officers in the German army, sup
porters of Yon Moltke, former chief of
j staff, are agitating against Field Mar
snal von Hindenburg on the ground
'that the German successes on the
western front have not reached expec tations,
according to reports in The
, Hague, transmitted under reserve by
the correspondent of the Daily Mail.
Another report which, according to
the correspondent, appears to have
I some foundation, is thai a sharp con
flict Of opinion has arisen between
Field Marshal von Hindenburg, Gen
eral Ludendorff and the crown prince
'on one side and Chancellor von Hert
hng and Foreign Sec r. tary von Kuehl
'mann on the other The emperor, at
ter considerable wavering, is said to
, have Inclined to Von Hertlins's side,
although hesitatingly.
NEW YORK. May 9. Ralph E Jer
euiv, Wilkesbarre, Pa., one of the army
aviation cadets who fell 1000 feet in a
collision between two airplanes at
Central Park. L. (., yesterday, died to
day at the signal corps hospital at
Hempstead. The body will be shipped
to his brother at Emporia, Kans.
John B. Erwin of Muldrow. Bliss.,
was killed in the accident and Julian
n vider of Washington, i. C . was
elighUy injured. I
Troops in France Exceed Sec
retary's Half Million Esti-
mate Made in January.
Browning Guns Being Pro
duced in Substantial
WASHINGTON. May 9. That Sec
retary' Baker's statement, announcing
; that more than 500,000 American
troops would be in France by early
this year, has even been surpassed.;
was widely discussed in congress to
dav, where some members had been
inclined to doubt the feasibility of the,
secretary's statement before the sen
ate military committee in January.
How many more than 500.000 have
been sent abroad may not be disclosed1
for militarv reasons and in making his
.statement Secretary Baker specifical-
I ly requested that it be referred to the
public in the exact terms in which he
I gave it. Indeed the statement permits
i of no amplification
Neither is it possible to state how
many troops have been transported
during the first four months nf the
calendar vear 1918, as this would dis
close to the enemy the rate at which
troops are moving.
Baker Dictates Statement.
Mr. Baker dictated the following
' In January I told the senate com-
j mittee that there was strong likelihood
' that early in the present year 500,000
American troops would be dispatched
to, Franc?. I connoteijjex nQw.,-Ot
perhaps TaTer. discuss ihe number of
American troops in France, but I am
qlad to be able to say that the fore
cast I made in January has been sur
passed." As a result of a personal Investiga
tion of machine-gtvn production dur
ing the past few days, the secretary
announced that there is no present
shortage of light or heavy types of
these weapons either in France or
America, and no ohortage is in pros-
I pect.
Many Brownings of Lighter Type.
Mr. Baker said there had been no
: question brought up as to the supplies
of light type Browning nuns, which
were coming forward in quantities. He
would not say whethei shipment of
these guns to France had been start
j ed As to the heavy Brownings, he
said :
"Early manufacturers' estimates as
to the production of the heavy type
perhaps were more optimistic than
was justified. The estimate of the ord
nance department in January has been
met and is being met. Some of these
beai j -uin- have been produced and
there is every indication of forthcom
ing production in increasing and sub
I stantial numbers."
The secretary chose his words about
the troops in France with the utmost
' care. He would not amplify the state
; ment in any way and specially asked
that the press refrain from speculation
as to what precise figures his guarded
'remarks covered, or as to what pos
sibilities of early further increase in
the force on the other side there might
. More Men Being Rushed Over Sea.
There have been repeated official
I announcements, however, that the
! gov eniment is bending every energy
to rush men across to back up the al-
lied lines in Fram . and officers direct
j ly in charge of the transportation have
' expressed satisfaction with the pro
j gress being made. There is no doubt
' that the present force of American
j troops there represents only a small
part of the total strength that will be
available for employment by General
Foch before the summer fighting ends.
There are indications, too, that the
war department has adhered strictly
to its policy ot equipping fully before
j his departure every man sent across
That is the first consideration in
I Checking off supplies of clothing and
arms. Mr Baker's recent study of the
whole ordnance program was founded
I on his desire to see just what the sit
uation was in this slowest element of
' the war preparations.
His conclusions as to machine guns
: follow on the heels of pessimistic
statements by members of congress,
th this regard In discussion of the
i production ot Urownin-- m nine guns,
contracts for other types, both here
and abroad, apparently have been lost
sight of These contracts preceded the
plat mg of orders for the Brownings,
and that supply was designed to meet
the emergenc until the new gun was
available in quantities.
WASHINGTON. May 9 Removal of
Arthur Yager as governor of Torto
Rico was asked by President Wilson
today by Samuel Gompers, president
of the American Federation of Labor.
Mr. Gompers charged the governor 1
with incompetence in handling the
labor situation in Porto Rico. 1
Lloyd George Declares I
He Has Been Un-
fairly Treated. I
Should Have Pointed Out I
Where Ministers I
Made Mistakes. I
LONDON. May 9. Premier Lloyd
George was cheered loudly when he !
arose to speak. He said he had been
'reared un fa rrT?rir was the business bfl
of General Maurice to come to the
) cabinet and point out where the min
j isters had made mistakes, he declared.
Moving a motion in the house of iH
commons this afternon for the ap
' pointment of a select committee to in
; vestl gate the charges made by Gen
era Maurice, former director of mlli
tary operations at the war office, ex
I Premier Asquith said he thought it
j was not the business of parliament to
constantly inquire into the conduct of rl
successive phases of the war. The
house of commons, he added, had more tl
than enough of such inquiries already. bifl
Mr Asquith said that when he put
down his motion he thought it would
be accepted by the government. He il
had never yet given an adverse vote
on any proposal made by the govern
ment. He had endeavored to help tho
government in the prosecution of the
war and defining the great purposes of
1 the war and the peace lor which the 11
allies were struggling.
Mr Asquith said neither he nor his lH
colleagues had been concerned Vrvlth
I the composition or publication of Gen
eral Maurice's letter. If, as he saw, the
i government intended to state the
facts, it would be anticipating the con
I elusions of any tribunal ;-nd would be)
I only an ex-parte statement.
Mr. Lloyd George said that if the
motion was carried Mr. Asquith would
again be responsible for the conduct ot
the war.
Wilson Stops Gen. Donnelly
Trial Pending an Investi
gation in Case.
NEW YORK, May 9. Trial by court
martial of Brigadier-General Arthur D.
Donnelly of the Missouri National
guard on charges of conduct unbe
coming an officer, was begun here to
day was suspended by order of Presi
dent Wilson, pending an investigation
of developments in the case which
have come up.
The court martial is being conduct
ed bv three major-generals and five
brigadier-generals who were named
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, May 9. The j
Costa Rican congress by a vote of 28 I
to 3 has voted confidence in the gov
ernment oi President Federico T. Tin
oco and at the same time passed a res -.
olution expressing regret at the atti
tude of the American government to
ward Costa Rica
The Tinoco government in Costa r
Rica came into power in January, 1917,
after the deposition of President Gon
zales. In the following month it was
stated in Washington that the United
States would nof recognize the govern
men) and there Has I" n no change Ul
Ihe American attitude. 4 j

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