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WEATHER ii it- JL JLJL JO county f i'OL. XII, NO. L27. HAMMOND, INDIANA, FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1918. The rioj nbo helps tend Harden, grow a pic or raise poultry I hooting; at the (iermani nllh ns bis a pin no his older brother bo goes to France, Delivered by TIMES carriers, 3(X pei month; on streets and at newsstands, 2 par copy; back asmbtn 3o par oopy. HALT SAW AGE HIUilM DFlf Ct1TT TTA T IT lirt T TP! T h"'t V "RTM T1A T i T" r ti rr w'tit W ttttv tv "w ' tttx ri 1 . . II iG. G. NSURE FDR ZEPP RAIDS OUT FOR LEGISLATURE 1 Hammond Manufacturing Executive Out for Law j Making Job. IS German Raid Knowledge Known? City Prepares for Casualties, NEW YORK, March 22. The! Tig gas and electric lighting com panies of New York have arranged for insurance in excess of $50,000, 000 covering bombardment from the air or the sea and other forms of war risk. For several days representatives ef a large brokerage firm have been engaged in placing these risks with various companies, the amount in volved being so great no one con cern would assume more than a comparatively small portion of it, leaving the field open practically to r ii VvmcIipcc every company ui uic uuv , r no.ooo.ooo worth of the total msur- So the Confounded Cnaut- snre has oeen Tanen me v,vii-.-w,.. ed Gas Company. whoso plant comprises In announcing at the request of many friends and supporters as a candidate; for nomination as one of the fcur rep- , resentatives to the state legislature to! which Lake county is now entitled.! Charles G. KinffwiU of Hamnvond. is, doing so with the conviction that Lke : county should send to Indianapolis th ; best and ablest men it can t-elect. As : a loyal American who has been a resi dent of Hammond for over fourteen, years and identified with the industrial j development of the Calumet District for nearly twenty years, he is familiar with the needs of this region, and Ms ; friends say that he should receive the j support of all who believe in its great ; future. He is connected i an execu tive capacity with Simplex plant of the American Steel Foundries of Hammond, and resides at Si Mason street, and is j a veteran of the Spanish American War : when he served In the navy on the V. S. S. "Puritan." During the last ses sion of the legislature Hammond was not represented and it is only fair tha' this year it should be favored with one of the candidates. E.CH MAYOR'S RIG ROBLEMS W. C. HARRISON I GETS' FINE POST i Hammond Expert Court Re j porter Is Given Enviable Station at Indianapolis. LAKE CO. TO RAISE NEW LAW POINT SHE IWSO 11 ' SEE TIE GHTOT one of the most valuable properties in the city. From $7,000,000 to iu.uuu.d'ju he v.eer. taken bv the Xevv Torlt Liaison Company. $3,000,000 Is said to navej feur Took Her on a Trip i TT 1 TT 1 j io inuiana xiaruui. suggested that they "drive! j around a little more." This was also, j done, with several stops on the returrlj trip for luncheon and othr refresJf- , ! mnt5 Returning hnmp annrhpr i12.."i0 : PEACE TALKER PRO- been taken by the Fnited Electric Light j a warm spring day. a taxicsb rifle to j und rower Company, altnougn in! cor-j inaiana riaroor ana noi cmu.i "" . ; rctr.ess of this sum could not be con- j to payvor it led to the arrca ranee oft firmed - etcrdav at the company's office, j Miss .Grace LaFrancr, a hair-drcsser, , yaimraS XSACH 8750,000. -0 Et Forty-six-h street, in the South j It was said at the Consolidated off ice, Clark street police court in Lhago. the amount of premium, ttat j d M, v. ould have to pay had not jet been ce . Wedn.9Jdaf afwrnoolI had a nXTng j terrmned. . ,. . . sire to see the country and asked ihf According to th, published ra . o. gha, Taxicab Company to ! the insurance companies, protect .on co.- & Kaufman.! nr. explosions on 'lnZ the chauffeur. told to drive to In- j jMete war risks costs Jl.oO rr ,n. L,iana Harbor. There a blU of $12.50 the case of "light T-roduct-. in tanks wj Kaufman said. The young ' from thicn li i- esu,, 4 . 'I nnn suggested that they r.m(iT. to be- rata ry me i-6"""5 concerns will be nearly $730,000. BANKS DEMAND INSURANCE. Conseauently. in many instances, they re demanding war insurance before had run up, but th money was not thv will make the. loans demanded by j forthcoming;, so Kaufman drove to the merchants on poods in storage, it wasj Harrison street police station, in court pointed out that this is an additional yesterday Miss -La. France promised to factor contributing to the high cost of Fy lh0 t,lU today. Jiving-. Another class of firms that have made demands for this part of insurance has been those engaged on war con tracts. The owners of the bi?g;est buildings In New York City also have considered the necessity for such protection. It was said yesterday by a representative c f the Woolw orth ' Company that soon after the outbreak of the. v.ar-they took It utider consideration, but that tha rates were so high they had generally agreed to assume their own risks. ; the early part of the conflict th companies under many state laws were nr.able to write bombardment insurance and were obliged o place such risks through London Lloyds. Since then, however, they have secured the passage of laws in New Tork, Connecticut and eMlicr states that have enabled them to vrite the risks now beine demanded. Another form. of. protection in the rasT cf a hostile raid on Xew Tork is to be dscided upon iicxt Mondn y at a meet ing at the Health Icr artnient, which Health Com i n if si oner AnitT, Foi!-e Commissioner L'nrisht. each ef the borough 'Inspectors and other represent atives of the Health and Fire, Iepart ments v ill attend. TO DECIDE ON ACTION. It v. ill then b'l decided just what Trill he done in the case of a hostile raid causing casualties too frreat to be handl ed by the ordinary ambulance service. According to plans worked out by Commissioner Fnrlght and Horough In spector O'Brien, provision will bo made to turn each precinct station house into sn emergency hospital, to which will !) tesulaily attached a certain nunib-r f trainol inirses and physicians in the einidov of the ll-ahh D-partin nt. So far as possible- the attaches for each station will be nurses and doctors who Hc in the district. Some signal will be prearranged by which they can be called to duty at any moment. (By a Staff Correspondent.) Mayer Leo McCotma.k of Kat hi- caju. who has been on the J..i tl.i and night eer since hc uiuk office in .Ihiiu- ary. has !nd unusual duties to futiill. but then he is a var mayor. Some very big constructible things are ahead of the mayor. What He Has Done. The mayor took office in the dead of winter, when a fuel and rood famine raged. Fast Chicago-Indiana Harbor had these trying conditions: 1. Fuel shortage. horneS and in dustries being on a hand-to-mouth basis for weeks. 2. Food shortage, due to trans portation tifur; milk shortage for one week due to farmers' strike. .". Housing shortage. 4. Inflow f colored people, bringing racial p:-obb-m. liesides these things Last Chicago must Sol e; First, its housing conditions. It must adjust itself to prohibi tion, absorbing the 172 saloonroums. Additional school facilities. Additional firc protection facili ties at Calumet jn the near future. Su've the demand for pari: and Ilayground facilities. More funds for the city treasury. Keep main auto highways in re pair. Provide school and rolice facili ties for Xorth Harbor. Improve the- road Dickey place to North Harbor. Proceed with the. city filtration pl.'-nt. Ietter ta'tion conditions. Got a 'i.rcit car line to No: th Another most valuable Lake County court reporter, and the dean of the service, has been grabbed off by Indi anapolis. William C. Harrison of Hammond was i Itoseii clerk and reporter for the state board of tax commissioners yesrerflay. Ho is a Pepublican and has be. n re porter for Superior Court, Koorn ?,. Ham mond, for nine years. Before tii.it lie was deputy clerk under Noble C. Butler, clerk of the- United States District Court. He will begin his work Monday when the board begins its regular ses sion. Harrison's work will consolidate the work of the regular cl ik. I1 Steng el', and that of reporter, heretofore en gaged from outside during the sessions. riventuaHy also he will have entire charge of the board's office routine. Mr. Stenger has been with the bonrd for seven years, coming here from Franklin. He is a Democrat. (Br United Freaa.) INDIANAPOLIS, March 22. A new point of law which will have an import ant bearing on the settlement of the constitutionality of the Indiana prohi bition law, will ), r.niseti jn a suit which SO1) saloonkeepers will file, in a Lake county court Monday. W. J. McAlc.r of Hammond, attorney, made that statement today but refused to say what point of law was movant. The record will be completed in the Lake county court Monday and brought to the supreme court here Tuesday. An intervening petition in the Kvansville case, testing til" constitutionality of the law-, will be filed, asking that the two suits be consolidated and acted on April 2. McAleer conferred with the attorney general today. Latest 'Bulletins THOUSANDS KILLED Ai (By United Press.) "WASHINGTON, March 22. "The great west front line will hold." High American 'army officials today after reading dispatches from Win. Phillip Simmi, showing' the enemy to he checked, declared the Germans would never break through. They believe the British hare merely been forced back a trifle under the heavy bombardment. An air of great confidence was manifest. THE HAGUE, March 22. Dutch stud, enta made a demonstration Thursday night before the home of American Min. lster John W. Garrett. A leader In parliament following' the American seizure of Dutch ships will shortly ask the groverament of the time has not come to recall the Dutch min ister at Washington and hand the Amer. lean minister his passports. M1DE0 British Defend-50-Mile Front. Germans. Get Foothold at Terrible Cost. ARBITRATION OF UBORJDIFFERENGES Electricians Agree to Place Their Dem'nads in Hands of Committee. Harbor. Amalgaiuati and Whiting. The city, the with Hammond Dr. W. F. Howatt of the Four-Mniute Men Talks at Deluxe Theatre. industrial and business interests and government officials are working on the h-using question. Or lo.OOO men cmploved In Fast Chicago's industries fully one-third are forced to li e out r.f tow n. A Tllg Job, a Biff Man. Mayor Mei'ormick is the administra tor for a city that I?, with fJary. the fastest growing community in Indiana. The twin city has in the past few years jumped from 20.00'1 to ".".diri and It Is cn'eulated to have between 4", 000 End 4 3.''(0 before the j ear ends. Fast t'hionpo is ynid to be the nioct diversified war city in the I'niteil sate. producing everything from shrapnel and heavy artillery to military chemicnls and submarine ship plates. If houses that are nee.led were built It. is said that the town would show 10,rno noire popu lation at once. As mayor McCc-rmack faces one o" the b'jrgest municipal constructive per iods that ever confronted an Indiana executive. Fast Chicago is emerging from the small town class to one of the first cities in the state and it is showimr its progress not only by steadily obtain- 1 'a (Continued on Seven ) Pr. tv. F. Howatt, one of Hammond's four-minute men. speaking for the in come tax at DeLuxe theatre last even ing, made the statement that the man who talks of peace at this stage of the pan e m cither pro-Cerrnnn or an im biciie. He said that Cermany vises two forces in hep world conquest propa ganda and arms, and of the tv-o the fits: named is the most effective. "With her propaganda." stifd the rh sieian. "Cermsny made Buliirin a vassal, lias o-erridd-n neutral uin tri' s. pv rccure the goo.l of th HusFlan revolution and corrupted good Ameri cans. One of the. He of her propaganda is that it is a rich mar's war. "There is not an industry that wr.uM not bo more prosperous ;n time of pence. All profits over a certain amount are absorbed in taxes. The man tv hose in come is a million dollars a year pavs the governmen t $000,000. The man who ina'iPi the 'most pas the most. Tin is not a aiota'iist war." Iiejrui'din; another phase of ;,-.-rn;n;i propaganda I r. H.wn't said: "You will hear p.-u.;o talk despite of the fact that ;. iniany under t.'uis. of a peace robbed Russia of i .;.0tiii.iM.nj of population and is today drafting men from the territory conquered by peace negotiations." LIBERTY HALL j COMMITTEE MEETING YANKS GO OVER TOP. nr i ni:n Fw.rsov WITH TMF. AMHR1CAX ARM V IN FRANCK, MAP.CH "I (evening) American troops at dawn today went over tb top in a wooded sector for the second time 1n twelve hours, en tering the German second line trench es. Thev were accompanied by French untis. The;.- found no troops and re turn d to their lines in twenty -flee ni ir.v: t. These troops, previous to the ia'd. bad withstood the hardest artillery t.nnibai droent of any Americans on tr-.1 west front line ;DR. OSTROWSKI ' IS HONORED ! I ''.'. H. ". Ostrov-sk;. of Hammond. has been appointed by the Seventh I District. Liberty Loan Committee of Chicago as bead of the Hammond for eisjn born population for the Third Liberty Ioan drive and was in consul tation today with Dr. Feder. chairman for Lake County's foreign born. The 'oca! leaders are happy o''r I'r. Os- rowski'a appoint!",! nt for h.'.s rpv"ta f ion is. that of . hustler. II" is presi dent oT the Lake County Medical So ciety, ex-president of the Chicago Po lish society and ex-vice president of the National Polish Medical Society. Peter AV. M'yn today called a meet ing of the tabernacle commit tee at the .hainber of " 'i:i-.ie ro for ten o'clock tomorrow ornir.g. Ttepnt ts will be made on the progress of all committees and plans Ia'd for the e-ecp"n of l.ib-rtv Ha);. FRANK MCILROY AT ST. LUKE'S Frnnlt Mclirov. j r sident of the Jfc llroy Pelting & Hose ,.. whoseaclory is located on Truman avenue, is in St. Luke's hospital, Chicago, where he lias been for two weeks suffering from bronchitis. He is improving and expects to r'! urn borne in about a wak. It is rumored th.-it many of the large maim ..otur.rs of the Calumet district are urging Mr. McIIroy to consent to having his naice on thn republican primary ballots, election Hay 7lh, for the nom ination for joint senator. The next joint senator will represent Lake. Porter, Newton and Jasper counties. JULIUS MEYN OPERATED ON With the announcement today that; union Journeymen electricians and elec trical contractors have agreed to arbi-' trate thel rditterences, hope is seen in Lako county of satisfactory adjustment' of labor disputes in building trade lines and uninterrupted work. As the build ing trade unionists are as necessary to the successful prosecution of the war as munition maker::, in view of tho demand f..r bousing In war manufacturing cen ters, I'm le am will iroeUe, this nest joyfully. j The electricians and the electrical! contractors have agreed to arbitrate. Ilach will appoint a man. not of their, rrcp.-oti'.e organization, to the board and the two members thus appointed will name; a third disinterested party. Tho or.mmiltoe v. ill seek its own information ar.d de. ide whether tin raise asked by the electricians is warranted. The elec tricims in the county are getting $6 for, eight hours work and asking $7, to be come cffe.tlve April 1. The scale tny ask I? at the rate of e7'3 cents an hour, for journeymen and 93' cents an hourj for foremen. I l:i Cary. it is stated, the plumbers arc asking ST. 5f a day. In Hammond the' plumber's strike is said to amount to a walkout by the individuals as the union ; is under agreement. 1 other increases reported as desired follow: carpenters, asked 540; lathers desire a raise from ?S to $7 and hod-' carriers. for eight hours a day. I ' Put it Is believed all these differences; will lie adjusted by arbitration as there! is a desire on the part of the unions and. their employers to avoid strikes at this time when the country Is at war and' America asks all to do their part. ; PIKE INDIGTMNTS ! i HETJJRNED Ifl CASE Chicago Grand Jury After Murderers of Detective Barney Dolan. FIRE THREATENS GARLETON HOTEL Much Damage Is Done to Building; Firemen Fight Hard to Quench Blaze. Fire, believed to have hen caused by a defective flue, threatened destruction of one ef Hammond's oldest hostelries. the Carle ton Hotel, at Morton court and Piumnicr avenue, shortly after 9 o'clcok this morning. Tho damage is estimated at several thousand dollars. The hotel is now owned by the United Chemical & Organic Products Co, for merly known as the Hirsh-Stelu Pro ducts Co., AVest Hammond. It is occu pied only by employes of that company. Fire departments Nos. 1 and i re ceive. 1 the (all at 0.13 o'clock. Hundreds of people were a 1 1 ractel by the clouds eif smoke and fi'inifs pouring from the wmdows ne-.ir the roof of the southeast wing, ami it v. as only by the hard work of the firemen that the damage was confined to as small damage as there was. Some of the watchers censured the fire departments because of their slow ness in get ting water, but it w as learn ed later that one of the jackets on a water hydrant was found broken and it was found necessary to change the hose to another. This was the reason for the delay. Most of the damage was done to' the rooms on the top floor nnd to the roof. The damage done by water was consid erable as it dripped dowji through the walis as far as tha first floor. This was unavoidable however, as the fire men were forced io u: a great deal of water. They worked for nearly an hour and a half before the blaze was extinguished. j (By United Press.) j "WASHirrOTON, March 22. The sen- ate today adopted a resolution calling' on the secretary of war to explain rea sons for the recent order eliminating' addresses of soldiers from the casualty lists. (By United Press Cablegram.) PARIS, March 81 (Nlffht) Twelve American soldiers killed in the fight for democracy were cited for bravery by the Prench commander here this eveninc The casualties were in tho Ziunevlile sector. (By United Press.) NEW TOEK, March 22. The net In come of. the Bethlehem Steel Corpora tion during- 1917 was S27.320.737, ac cordingr to the report of the year end. lng December 31. The total not earn ings amounted to $53,979,360, a decrease of $7,373,949 as compared with 1916. The orders on hand December 31 to taled $453, 809,753 as agrainst $193,374, 291 at the end of the preceding' year. (By United Press Cablegram.) SOME, March 22. righting- has In creased on the whole Italian front, the war office reported today. (BULLETIN.) (United Press Cablegram.) I.ONDCW, March 22. "We hold the enemy m our tattle positions," n.m Marshal Haig- reported today. Battle noftitfnne .i. rectly behind the first line trenches. I H X.io- m al... x - - - wouia indicate that the German penetration has been limited. (BCIiliTH.) (United Press Cablegram.) BEBLIN, via Copenhagen, March 22. News of the big battle on the west ern front was received quietly here to day. Herr Von Stelner, Austria war minister, who is here, Is said to have agreed that the Anstrlans will hold the east front and at the same time furnish a few Austrian troops and many Aus trian gnns for the west. A few Bulgarians are on the west front. (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, Karch 23. Twelve additional deaths, making 16 In all, were reported to the navy department today as the result of the collision between the destroyer Manley and a British man of war. The boat reached a British port safely. (By United Press Cablegram.) COPENHAGEN, March 22. "We have entered tho decisive battle for a general peace," Is the declaration Taglischo Bnndschau, a German newspaper. "This single combat between Germany nnd England will decide our future position in the war." (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, March 21. Germany's economio toll In cargo ships sunk by her submarines during tho war totals more than S6, 000,000,000. TEACHER'S ASSOCIATION At n mass meeting held yesterday afternoon in the auditorium of tho Cen tral school, tho grade teachers of ifam mond ' decided" to form a Hammond Grade Teachers' Association. A consti tution was submitted for discussion ami was adopted by the assembly. The fol lowing oflieers were elected: President Miss Cecelia Noble. Vice President Miss Marie Landon. Secretary Miss Kthel Hathaway. Treasurer Miss Clara Menard. " The president appednted a committee on by-lawn to report at the next mce.t inc. which Is to be held March C", at T:"0 p. in. in th Central school auditorium. REJOICED WHEN HUNS TOBPEflOffl LUSITANIA Hammond Mayor Roundly Criticised for His Appoint ment of Aug. Reichers. Five indictments were re'iirned by the I grand jury today, assuring a final lejrnring up of the Illinois Central hold-I i up and murder of Collector Iiennis Tier 'ney.anej the murder of T'.ernard Polar. I and peter Mah iiey. special agents of the I Indiana Harbor Pell Railway, sometime: j ago. Thomas O'Connor. James Han- I ! ratty, alias Howard, and Harry "Kahe" i I Emerson, who confessed his part in the ; tnurd'T, were indie-ted. O'Connor ami Howard are still at large. Lobe-rt i Christian and Arthur J. Waggoner, both ! e.f Franklin Park, also wr-re indicted. I FREIGHT EMBARGO. Julius Men of th- Lake County Sav ings & Trust Co., teiday underwent a minor operation at the AVesley hospital, Chicago, having bis tonsils removed. F. S. Betz was discharged from the Wes ley hospital today recovered from a brief illness. Tin ai,tmnd Laundry lies made an offer through these columns to was any American flags free of charge, belong ing to any of the ehurcltes, iodsrs. or societies of Hammond (l!y the I nited Press) I NL'W YOitK, March 22. An embargo j on domestic freight in less than car I load eiuantities w as announceel today I by the North. Atlantic ports freight (committee. It is effective at the close of business tomorrow and will cminue jat bast one week. INVENTS FORD IMPROVEMENT K. W. Matthies. manager of the Eclipse Punin Pox Co.. 228 Fayette St.. has secured a patent on a springv brace to strengliten the front axle of a Ford ear or a truck and take the vihration from the sieering wheel. Mr. Mat lhie, had stalled the- manufacture '' li i s invention which he states can be adjusted easily on any Pro d. GRIFFITH HEARS - PATRIOTIC SPEECH (Special to The Times.) c.UIFFITir, INP.. March 22. The pa triotic speech given in tho town hall last evening by Itev. Manker was well attended and enthusiastically received. People from Merrill ville and Ross help eel to swell the crowd. The speaker did not inince weirds when he came to talk about the Cerman sympathizer or those in America ef German descent who re-! fuseel to uphold the United States in this her greatest crisis. j Frequent and prolonged cheering, showed that the crowd was with him. j After the speech a collection was taken! up for the P.ed Cross which amounted to i ?i3.eo. ! The appointment of August C. Peichers as a member of the police board of Hammond by Mayor Pan Prown is not hailed with a great eieal of joy by patriolic Americans of Hammond. PkCichers, who is employed ;it the Sim plex. Railway Appliance plant, is the man who openly rejoiced wio-n the Lu sitania was sunk. He expressed his gratification at the pinking of the boat m the offices of the company and was nearly involved in an altercation with office men over his jubilation. Simplex men say that P'ichers sym pathies are tvell known about the plant. DUTCH DON'T LIKE IT. POSTAL EMPLOYES i By I lilted Press nhleEramt ROTTERDAM. March 22. In the ab sence of the text of President Wilson's proclamation directing the seizure of Dutch ships in American ports, crowds gathered Thursday around bulletin lioards to read e.f the n, timi. Mingled anger and bewilderment were evident among the watchers. The Amsterdam Cecjrant says: 'The American government has seized an other's goods. The action is a stain on the Fnited States history. The Dutch will hear the blow with dignity which is the small country's best answer to the big power for foreign injury.'' VAGE INCREASE f NEW COAL PRICES. IHi the I nited I'renal WASHINGTON, March 22 The house this afternoon voted for a permanent increase in the salaries of all postal employes, ranging1 from five to 25 per cent. The vote was 1 SS to 42. (BULLETIN. (United Press Cablegram.) BSBLIN, via London, March 22. German troops stormed broad sectors from southeast of Ami una .. j wutre capiurea first enemy lines," the j war office announced today. "An la- tense firing duel is procedlng between oo.ons ana Jtneims. In Planders there is strong artillerylng." (United Press Cablegram.) With the British Armies in France, March 22, 6:15 a. m. .British troops are holding the Germans every where and are driving them back in places. The enemy has not reached a single one of his objectives, which, accordnig to captured maps, includ ed Hermies and Boiry-St. Martin. British counter attacks with tanks at seven o'clock last night threw the Germans out of Doignies, which the British still occupied this morning. The Gennans have no: used tanks on this front so far. ENEMY SHOWS GREAT STRENGTH. The enemy attacked with great strength yesterday. At least 10 divi sionsprobably from 134.000 to 28."..C"."t men have been Identified. Dy noon they had succeeded in penetrating the British first and second defense sys tems on a short front. At five o'clock in the afternoon north west from Fontaines-Les-Croisik'S the Germans attacked, but machine guns mowed them down. The weather, foggy yesterday, was tho same today. BRITISH TROOPS COOL AS USUAL. Uritish troops with their customary coolness bobbed up after the German barrage of gas shells and high explos ives, at the start e.f the big enemy at tack, and met the first rush, wearing gas masks and machine gunning the advanc ing waves. Hand to hand fighting was frequent. P.ritish soldiers occupying strong points in the first line fought it out with knives and bayonets. If this is the loudly advertised drive, it lias come according to specifications. Officers and men arc smiling conlident ly as this is cabled. HOW THE ATTACX DEVELOPED. The situation necessarily is vague. When tho fighting begins on such a wide front a few hours arc required to watch developments. The Germans hurled their storm troops against the British right flank, following a brief bombardment on a forty-five mile front. They came on in thick waves behind a smoke barrage. British artillery and machine guns cut wide swat ilis in the enemy ranks. Fnemy high power guns began shell ing towns far in the rear as the battle started. They lired regularly at l.v minute intervals, stopping periodically to cool their guns'. German preparations prior to the at tack were stupendous and were carried out with the utmost attempt at secrecy. Haig, however, knew what was happen ing. His airmen reported every new ammunition dump, railway line, stra getic road anel aerodrome as soon as they were commenced and Haig took counter precautions. CV fWTlI. TOU CAN'T. Someone broke into the saloon of George Weber at 41 Hohman street after midnight last night and robbed the place- ..f ? 1 j and a sold watch. The police suspect a certain party and hope to cause his arrest within a short time. n.T the I nlted Press I WASHINGTON, March 22 New max imum prices on coal for fields in Illi nois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia were announced by the fuel administration today. They are effective at T n. m.. Saturday. In the .-dxih Illinois district prices range from $2 te $2.ji for run of the mine: $?.20 io $2.!'i for prepared and f rom $1 00 to $2. t! for slack anel scre en ns.e. TIF. THE (itRBtld DASCIIt'XIVS T A 1 f . CAN TO THE STEEL COMPANIES ASK HIGHER PRICES WASHINGTON. P. C. March 52. Increased steel prices effective April 1 were submitted to President Wilson for approval today by the price fisins; committee of the war industries board They were agreed upon after a tw.i days' conference between the commit -tee and representatives of steel manufacturers.