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i'OL. XII, NO. L27.
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,
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OUT FOR LEGISLATURE
1 Hammond Manufacturing
Executive Out for Law
j Making Job.
German Raid Knowledge
Known? City Prepares
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.
W. C. HARRISON
I GETS' FINE POST
i Hammond Expert Court Re
j porter Is Given Enviable
Station at Indianapolis.
LAKE CO. TO
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.
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
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
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
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
(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.
British Defend-50-Mile Front.
Germans. Get Foothold
at Terrible Cost.
Electricians Agree to Place
Their Dem'nads in Hands
The city, the
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-
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
LIBERTY HALL j
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
' 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
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.
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
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 !
HETJJRNED Ifl CASE
Chicago Grand Jury After
Murderers of Detective
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
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
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
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
(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
(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.
(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.
(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
(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
(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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
- 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
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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
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.
The situation necessarily is vague.
When tho fighting begins on such a wide
front a few hours arc required to watch
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
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
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
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.
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