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VOL. XII, NO. 235.
HAMMOND, INDIANA. COUNTY TIM TOO RAIN TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 1918. Delivered by TIMES carriers, 3O0 rat tnonth; on streets and at newsstands, 2a per copy! tack numbers 3c per copy. lll v"! 1 v7a TTi V"7". ct. -...i. 3aS felM VcS FIRST YEAR OF WAR FOR U FRO Pflrnipfl! run iiflDlilifii i SEIZED BAP A l'?IE ix nrx ass An, t More Thousands ol Ksn ere j Put In France Then Army Han Dream3d Could Ba Pul There. ! 'Ft Iv;TF,r Vr.r:-? "! j iky CARL V. OU AT.) WASHINGTON, D. C, April 2.j America found itself today cn, the anniversary of President Wil- son's request for v.-ar on Germany, a great part of the world struggle, j with a remarkably vast record of j achievement. j Mere thousands of men are now, in France than army men a year j ago dreamed could be rut there ;j American naval vessels, cruising i the submarine zone, are doing the.r j bitand a big enc to stamp j "srhreeklichkeit" cut o the world ; a vast army has been trained and j is now being seasoned; another is j about ready to enter camps; Amer ican war wheels are whirring,! grinding out ships, guns, shells,' rails a tremendous stream of ma- j terial to back a growing, enthusi-; astic army. j WAR SPIRIT ASnOAD IN iAEfl. ! And, there is alin ed in the '.and a j war spirit. de plated r.nd fervent, a; 5!.;rn born of the r -.i : ion th.it Ger-j many H now controlled bv mtiitari.-'tic: plunderers, who in their madness ara stretching forth t'.e'r Tory hand to" cr;,rh the weak and the itror.g cnJ toj make th'-i world unit and un?afo for! democracy. Somo of AniTicn.'? ntlgVy tsU is still: in the. inak'n:,'. There l:r.ve b.;-n. arid , still pre c'.olays in war work. Some cf; our cx; eota-io; w to expiated loo bcl-r.y, and tlu rc are dis;,pp.d:itmtnt s ahral. F.ut. nil in a?;, the conversion of country from a peaceful land to the, biggest single res.-rvc-ir of strength to. back up tli Allies has ben a story of progress upon which history will doubt-, lers looh with praise. . IJ'JMEEH CAKHOT E PT-INTSD. Voluntary censorship forbids that thi, press shr.ll indu'ge in r.-;rs revca'in?' th? number of fore--- fibroad. Rut it is: recalled today that S.-cretary of War Baker predict ul .".'Hi.O'io j.ir-n in Franco, "enrly in 101 .! it i h'l'wn that; t-oor and supply tniisrwt, while hamp-j rod during the cold-st weather, have. Vain maintain, ng a prearranged soiled-; recently, for s-onie time, Am.-rlcan . forces havA had a part In the U'-rralnc. fghMng. arid th-lr work has shown that; America will nr-.or r.ool to lnvc "'h-r; than pride in tho M-ti she is f'-nnj; forth to war. Valor, visor, nd an en-1 islasti': faP'-frifi have in;ukod .ach MCiunt(r with tho Ilun. T.'hllfl a portion of th-; ovfrsea? forcej has be.-n fully sfasnnl for front hno; pervlcc. a .-onid- r;,b force is still" trainln? behind th" !inr-. In. 'this country, the camp-, ami can-; tonnu-tits have g round out tln.tr mn until now a F-cond 3ra'"t call is immi-! orient. The l"" t tncroments of the first ; draft are still training, and the second j call will be for M'O.OCO men. j pACiriET, SKTJLKINO, D2I7EN OUT. j The pacifist has been driven, skulkinp, j t obscurity. "While the nation has sought to t-ntn a separate peace with t -..,. -;v ...i- -a - v- "-;"-'i" "'--y A' . 1. 1 1 Lioie nni i n nninr inuLLa-nonit i ix Y?Tv ?". a "tw " X t? Ss. Vn i pi m m m m pp4" m m m m .S. SHOWS PROGRESS minTip rnn SBS5SriPE SLIPS ARLY V , n n i nfiu llE0iF!HB IUILULIIU nrpinm,, H K M I Ull UMUUUI1U LYUL 1 L II , h lae magazine writer, are on the pro- I Kl I II I I II I Hi I IU BISBI ill minnmn "'j 1 1 dl rr bi Son of "Abe Lincoln" Swet From Schererville in the Thick of Fighting and Is Chauffeur for Lake Coun- ty Officer in France. General Otto von Below. General von BeIo.v i.i in commar!!1. of the (k'rnnn fo:co5 operating on tho northern section o' the line of a?sau!t and the dtvi.-sior.s under hi a cotr.rr.an.d succcP''e.l in wresting liapaums from the Britiih uefoni- nrrraiqr no uuu W i i I R'flrrTiumi fcLLIiiljOs ! i Tlidinonj nf ?.Tnrli Tvn v-xt tance Is Taken up at April j Meeting of Council Yes terday; Question of Sani tarium Comes Vv. (Continued oa page ton.) COMMISSIONERS AWAIT SUPREME COURT RULING fSPECtAI. To Tur. TtMfts.1 CROWN rOINT. IXD., April 1. There was one formal application by an East Chicago saloonkeeper for a saloon' license today. The board of county commissioners took it undo radvisement ' until the supreme court has decided the constitutionality of the prohibition law. j Tho other saloonkeepers of the county j xvho have advertised tor a license wilt1 act according to the disposition made of this license. J fSr-ECTAi. To Tan Trvr.s." Cr.CAVN PfIXT. Ind.. April;. Th"! April me.-t.ir.ir f the I.t!? County i''-ac:i f F"f er.se was lo-!.l ..n Mon day :;t 1 'rri-.vn i'oint. Chnirmin J. F? P-terson. N" i ! Prown. 1". W. Wi'k.-y, P. V.'. Mr yn nnr Mr.-. Jennie Ward Vhrder ivr jir-sent. Tho matter of a tuberculosis sanl tariuin f.--r Pake cr-unty was di?euSsd and Clii'rman Peterson referred the members of the Council to a statute passer) in 1!)17, that the establishment of a. hospital is put t a vote of the people rt en election called by the commissioners in th" county where the hosj.jtr.l is to he established. A peti tion with ;r'i fiirners is a preliminary prncej ; r. br.f.ire the com ; ssioners can c.il! an election. The cr.i,nty rr.mrai.f!"i!"r.i in Pake county favor the establishment of ku h a hospital and Herbert 1". Gr.ih.im of the n n t i -1 u nrr''i:lo?: s society apr-earerj before the Iefne ro:nc;l find said he v-oubl seo to pett'.nir the 2'"0 peti tioner". I r.itne.l by K. V. A lrkcy. A resolution v.-as passed by the fen-" Council that they heartily con iTiitulale the pa t .!. ' tic citizens of the soniety c.f Hammond r.n the splendid spirit shown in t!i buiblingr of Liber ty Hall in that city. A lepal co!v.":ittee of seven was ap pointed to organize the lawyers of ea.'h city to advise the widows and dependents of soldiers and sailors and also h .soldiers and sailors in the ro.stter of wills, applications for in s'ranee, etc. Tho following appoint ments were made. Kast ("hioaeo J. Tirissey. Hammond I It Pombe-R-er. Lowell Schuyler ('. Hwyer. I f o ba r t It. P.. P.-ddlcord. Crown Point F. T'. Potee. "VVIiitinw J. C. H.V.I. nary. To le supplied. The matter of the Hoys' Working Reserve was discussed at length and the federal apent. Virgil "Wood and (Continued on page nine.) friends. The voting; man had passed h!s; physical c-xaminr.tion and was waiting the call to the national armv. j It's a mighty little world after all. And when "Abe Lincoln"" Swets, ths veteran Lake county republican who livfs between S;h. :- rville and Highland reads thl.. do you think he won't ba proud of that hoy of bin'. AVell. not any prouder than the who! of I.f.he county is of the. young man. This story concerns also ("apt. Leon L. Clark, n Lowell farmer lad. Copt. "!r. r; Is of tho engineers corps. V. H. A., with the A. P. F. He has been in Kranee some time and recently wroto his brother. Krnie Clark, another well known Lake county boy, now in Chicago. Kmie sent part of the letter to Kay Seeloy. county surveyor, and this is what will interest Mr. Swets. The letter rends: Somewhere In France, Mar. S. 1 9 1 S. I have two Michinn companies here working for me now They have not be. n over very lonir but they arc about the brightest larls I have sen. I n'.so have a, driver for one of my cars that is from s;.. dier"rville. Lake county, he had me ou: one day and I insi.-.ted that he hn.1 taken the v. ron road but while he (in! not v. ant to dispute me he thourht that I was wronfr so I let him cor for a few mile;, further and then showed hom where he was wmnr so I asked him from what part of the states ho cam.; from and he said Indiana, and that settled. I fruesrod Lalce. county and he confessed beinK guilty... I ttQVMi saw anyone from t'ir.t county that did not know it all. IPs name Is Swets and he is a ruiphty stood hoy. "APT. LK'X L. CLARKE, Corps Fnvrs L. ?. R. A. P. O. 71". A. P. F. Son-.- he re in France. Opt. Clark's car Is a Rolls-Re, yr. vhicb as ail nuto;ys know is one of the t'n.-st and fastest r.rs in the world. Horn" folk are n;t to think of Scherer ville ns a bit of a burp and of the younsr men there as n.errly farmers' toys, but here Is a Schererville farmer lad makinRt a name fr,r himself In the crratest wrr ti".e world has o r-r knon rlpht on the f.rsfie line ".-'otnewhero in Frnnee." J'an you beat it? IGiiSTS STRONG FOR LIBERTY LOfli The Indiana State Uistrict Xo. " of the International Association of Ma chinists, to which the Hammond. Clary,; Past Chicago and Indiana Harbor ma-1 chinists helonjr. held their district con-; vention the first of the week at InrH-l anapolls. Itusincss of importance was. transacted and delegates of the differ-, ent machinists' locals made cncouraglnffi report. ! The delepates of the ronvontion foolt! it upon themselves to be one of the first to subscribe for the third Liberty I,sn drive in Indiana and show to the! public that the labor movement is standing; by President Wilson. Th j delegates of the convention took $5iM); worth of Liberty bonds which left aj balance in the treasury of $307.2;. Kaoh debpate was instructed to re turn to his respective local and Insist upon their doing- all in their power to help make third third Liberty Loan' drive a. victory for a world's democracy. I The dclcRateq were also instructed to call the attention of every affiliated and' unaffiliated machinist to take it upon' himself to march in the parades throughout the state April 6 and show the public they are not slackers anil not; for the kaiser. C. H. F.runsador and R. t S. Johnson returned Monday, April 1. ; and feel pleased to have the honor of! beine Lincoln Iidgte ;09, I. A. of M. representative:?. Governor Goodrich and Edna, Ferber. the magazine, writer, are on the pro- ((frani for dedication week ot Liberty Hall. Governor Goodrich is to speak Satur day afternoon and tho famous author Is tho feature speaker Tuesday evening, tho nlgd-.t of the woman's dedication of the tabernacle. PJedlcation Iay, Saturday, will be ush ered in with a flap raisins at sunrise and the rinsing of Liberty bell. The bond sale will start then. In tho foranoon a reception of speak ers is to be- held, and at 1 o'clock the paradti will form. The afternoon speak-er;-, are, Gov. Ralston. Clarence Harrow and William Lowe Bryan, president of Indiana university. In the evening M. E. Foley, cfialrman of the State Council of Defense, will talk. ! .Sunday will be dedication day of the :hall by the Poles with John Smulski ! and John Clock! of Chicago, j Monday Children's Day, with Dr. I i'o.' Culb-.-rton, president of Emporia col J lege. Tuesday Woman's Dedication Day, with Edna Ferher, Mrs. Dnsie D. Barr. 1 Friday Indiana Day with Ex-Gov. Ralston. Saturday Labor Day, with Clarence Fox. president of the Indiana Federation of Labor. Handwriting on the Wall Says That They Will Close at Midnight. Saloonkeep ers Plan Actions Accordingly. RESERVE HEADS SORE Farmers Who Asked For the Help Nov Decline to Engage Youngsters. WATCH OUT FOR CAMOUFLAGES With the passing of the saloons the good people of Hammond must constantly be on guard: BEWARE of the colored lady or ample proportions with a water bag full of liquor in her bosom and the rubber hose running down tne sb-evc. She also carries a collapsa ble tin cup. Follow her up an alley nnd you will secure a drink for 25 t "s. BEWARE of the reanut vender who lurks in dark corners. By kick ing a lever on the starboard side he may reveal a fine assortment of alco holic stimulants. BEWARE of fat sreasy animals with cleft-hoof and blind. They are commonly known as blind pit's. Bulletin Times Bureau. At .State Capital. ID!AAl"OLIS, Ind., April 2. Lake County prohibition ense art wd before uprciw court thl af ternoon. There Is no Indication of an early decision. INDIANAPOLIS. Ind..' April 2 TV. R. Wheeler, of the National Anti-Saloon League, made the chief argument of for the dry forces here today in urg ing the constitutionality of the Indiana prohibition law. His claim was that thn legislature possesses police power and the nactment of a prohibition measure makes use of those powers. Phillip Guild, attorney for the Cook Brewing Company, of Evansville. rep resenting the wets, declared the Cook Company's property value would be reduced from $1,000,000 to $500,000 If; the law were held constitutional. He argued that prohibition was held un constitutional In 1855 by the supreme court and that the basic law had not been changed since then. The Gary appeal case was not com biner! with the Evansville actlonand the Lake county attorneys were to pre sent their arguments later In the afternoon. Special To The Times. j CROWN TOINT. IND.. ApriJ 2. Thj federal aftent.' ' Vlrgrlllood, ancj. County; Chairman F. F. Heishway of the Boys'. Working Reserve are somewhat incens-j ed at the Lake county farmers who have, applied for help on the farms and now don't seem to wr.nt the wys. They ! wish to state that there are 14 boys coming Wednesday and IT more in Chl-j cagro who have been dismissed from school In order that they can come to j Lake county, to work on farms and ! when the federal atrrnt trifs to place the boys the farmers are not very tacer ' for their ?crii'Os. If the farmers who have applied for hejp don't want the I boys they wil! be sent to other districts j and no further effort will be made to ; got help for them and their names tak en from the list. B THFiEE-STOBY HOTEL l i Summer on Site of Old Monon Hotel. Anton Tapper, owner of valuable busi ness properties, has made plans for the construction of a three-story brick ho tel on the site of the obi Monon Hotel at Sibley street and the Monon tracks. The Monon Hotel was torn down last year because it bad outlived its useful ness ns a building:. It was one of Ham mond's oldest buildings. The new building planned by Mr. Tap per who owns the property will have a frontage on Sibley street and a depth of 123 feet north towards State street. , portion of the ground floor will bo occu pied by the American Express V The hotel is to have sixty rooms nnd one of the advantages will be that there is light on four sides. Hammond saloonkeepers were today on the anxious scat, prepared to close at 12 o'clock tonight when the state prohibition law becomes effective but hoping against hope for favorable de cision of the supremo court before that hour. The drys were jubilant, confident that the doom of 'ie , saloon in Indiana is sealed. While many firms are seeking leases for properties that will be left vacant by th'i outgoing saloons few saloon keepers have surrendered their rights as tenants. A candy kitchen will occupy the place left vacant by the George J. Dingier sa loon, it was stated, and a lady's furn ishing goods shop will be located at John Leary's Orfhcum bar on East State street. A Chicago chop suey firm, proprietor of two big chop suey houses in the loop, has negotiated with Meeker & McCune and James Clabby, it is stated. John Walker of the Berghoff bar will keep open to sell near-beer, according to report, and other saloonkeepers aro planning to try that method of making their return until constitutionality of the prohibition law is decided. Henry Schneider will sell soft drinks. The saloonmen are a little chary about the matter or" else haven't made up their minds as to what they will do after going out of business. Business at the saloons yesterday and today was no greater than usual, except in one or two instances. The saloonmen expect an Increased business this even ing but 6V not look for an orgy prior to the enforcement of tho dry law be causo Hammond drinkers are not a bit worried. It Is only two blocks to West Hammond from Hohman street. Latest 'Bulletins 1 1 i Bulletin. United Fress Cablegram. WITH THE BRITISH AE-illZ 3 IN FRANCS, April 2 Small fighting aoutb of the Hangrardd wood was consolidated the British positions. Southwest of Albert and, northwest of ' GavrtsttoBrltfsh forces "flrore off German patrols which attempted Bar prise attacks. The Germans heavily bombarded St. Emilia near Lens with gas shells last night. Trom the Scarpa to Souchei there was German cannonading- which was heavier to the north. In Flanders there was unusually heavy Ions' range bombardments of the Brit, lsh rear area. Bt Cnited Tress WASHINGTON, April 3 Lord Read ing, acting- for the British government, formally thanked President Wilson to day for his response to the allied re quests for re-enforcements in France. United Press Cablegram. PARIS, April 3. Air alarms were given at 3:15 and an intense "barrage was put up by anti-air craft guns. All clear, was signaled at 6:02. United Press Cablegram. PARIS, April 2. Four American wom en were killed In the German bombard ment of a Faris church on Good Fri day. The women were residents of New York. Testerdajs bombardment of Paris resulted in the death of four and the Injury of nine others. DRY UW FIGHT IfUnST STAGE Supreme Court to Hear Fi nal Arguments Today Lid" on Tonight. TUnited Press Cablegram. 1 BOMB, April 2. Neutral reports place Germany's losses in the present battle at 525,000. United Press Carifgram LONDON, April 2. Germans are again disputing- the mastery of the air, according to dispatches from the French front today. Their greatest aviator, Bichthofen, has reappeared and is com manding a powerful squadron of airplanes. Gary Only City That Must Pro duce Over Million, Co. Quota 53,000,000, THIRD LIBERTY LOAN QUOTA Lake county has been alloted $3,. OOO.OCO as Its quota for the third Liberty Loan. The following- appor tionment Is computed on the basis of cercentas-e of total ..... - AO- sources to -population, with allow- j ance maae Xor contributions of larff industries, and further consideration of past performances on previous loansi Crown Point $ 120,000 Dyer 15,000 East Chicag-o 780,000 0aJry 1,020,000 Hammond 640,000 Hig-hlanas 5,009 Hobart 80.0C1 Lowell 60,000 Whiting- 890,000 Total . 93,000,000 no Liberty loan workers here sea hitch in raising Lake county's third loan quota of $3,000,000 city and town apportionments of which were mads public today, and It Is predicted that in e-ery community sums far In excess of those asked will be given. Of the J3.000.000 quota Lake countj must give a little more than one-third is to be raised by Gary. Apportion ments of quotas were made today by CpuntyChairman.H..G. Hay. Jr. Opening of the lean 'drive will b marked by parades in Gary and Ham mond on Saturday afternoon and a pa rade and celebration in "Whiting next Tuesday. Supplies Soon. Chairman Hay today made this an nouncement. Supplies for the third Liberty Loan are delayed pending congressional ac tion on tho authorizing of the Third Liberty Loan, but Mr. Hay has made arrangements to effect the earliest pos sible delivery as soon as supplies are available. "Whiting reports a large ra rade for Tuesday afternoon, followed by a meeting at -which Capt. John Gorby. vice president of the Central Mfg. Dis trict Bank of Chicago will be the prin cipal speaker. Hobart completes their organization Tuesday night at a meet ing at which Mr. Frank E. Jayncs ot Indianapolis will bo the speaker. GERMAN ADVANCE CHECKEI THREE ANNOUNCE CANDIDACIES CLE ON WHITNEY DIES OF PNEUMONIA Cleon Carson "Whitney, asol IS. em ployed In the offices of the Standard Steel Car Co.. died of pneumonia this morning at his home in 1001 Hylop Place. Ho was the son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Carson TV. TVhitney and hnd lived in Hammond many years. hvr.- a h0t or Times Brnmi-. At Sttr Caimtm.. INDIAN'AI'OUIS. IXD.. April 5. Throe Lake county nu n fil.l certificates of their candidacy here today. .j George 11. Hershn-.an. Crown Point,, filed certificate as candidate democratic nomination congress Tenth district. j Frank Mcllroy, Hammond, filed cer-l tificate candidate representative of Lake, j Porter, Newton and Jasper counties, an.l! Isidore Mokjeska. Hammond, for rep resentative of Lake county. Tlin NATION HEATS THAT SAVES, 93 DRAFT BOYS GO from mi mm The ninety and nine will leave Lake county tomorrow for service in the Cnited States nrmy. On a speci.il train over the Pennsyl vania railroad to Ft. Hamilton, N. Y.. leaving Chie.igo nt S:"3 a. m.( I3 drafted men from Hammond, Gary, East Chi cago arid "Whiting go to train for the engineer corps. Hammond sends 8. Gary 47, Kast Chicago 37. and "Whiting 7. The boys in departing desire to thank the Red Cross for the outfits pro vided. Among those going from Ham mond Is Carl E. Fandrci. a policeman HINDENBURGr ISjHESITATING I'viTrn Press '"". m.nn a i 1 (BV WILLIAM PHILLIP SI MMS. ) WITH Till: BRITISH ARM I IIS. April 1. Hindenburg Is showing further hesj-' tation. Monday's activities were local: in scope. His commanders probably re-1 ported their armies too badly mauled to undcrtnke a general advance before be-! lng rested, reenforced and backed up by ample artillery. It is estimated that, COO. 000 were used by the Germans be-' tween Arras snd Moreuil (about 37 miles) fifteen divisions of which have received sueh a drubbing they are un fit for immediate use. The bulk of the army is still north of the Komme, so ' far as the" P.ritish lines are concerned.! A second blow against Arras is likely, j All day the German artillery was busy; astride the Scarpc. The enemy has not risked a general battle since Thursday. The small advances made were ac complished by infiltration and ttantctng' of local positions. Generally, all of the fighting for the past four days has been! of this character. j "While Hindenburg is struggling to. bring up artillery and materials across a difficult country to replace his groggy divisions preparatory to the next as sault there is reason to believe another attack will be made on the north flank toward Arras and Vimy. The severest fighting is coming in the direction of Amiens smith v Somme. The Last Night. IX pi AN A P" LIS, April 2. Opposing attorneys will come before the supreme court today in final picas for and against the consi itutionality of the state-wide prohibition law. The case then will rest with the court until a deeision is reach ed. Meanwhile the state goes dry to night at midnight and all saloons and manufactories of liquors must close. It will not be decided until this morn ing by the court as to how much oral argument will be permitted. Originally in the principal case, which comes from Evansville, It was arranged to allow one hour on a side beginning at 10 Continued on page five.) MAYOR BROVN ISSUES WARNING Cvitkp Press Cablegram. TJKICH, April 2. The Austrian Gen eralissimo Straussenberg- in an inter view declared the older classes of sol dier cannot be released, saying, "We must not forget that the Americans, French and English are as much our enemies as Germany's and we have yet a formidable struggle with the Italians who have completely recuperated." ftTxiTED Press '"ableoram.I FETEOGRAC, Arril 2. Gen. Bayoff, commander of the Moscow district, de clared he expects to form an army of a million for defense of the Russian rev- clutionary government within two j months, according to advises received j here today. j fCviTF.n Press C a Pi.Er,?. m.1 ,' PARIS, April 2. Between the Olse j and the Somme the night was compara tively quiet. Tranco-Brltlsh forces made some progress between the Somme and Demuln during- the night. In the deglon of Calonne we took some "prisoners. "Don't feel abused if your dog is killed by a neighbor or your hen finds its way to somebody's oven," said May or Drown today. "Cnles you keep your dog locked up so he can't destroy the neighbor's garden and your chick ens fenced in on your own reservation something may happen to them." 0 WORK OF HARRY REICH The photos of the Liberty Hall print ed in The Times last night were the work of Harry S. ReTph. the photog rapher at 89 State stNavt and credit for them was inadvertently omitted in lMt night's isB- - cf. The Tiwss. (Rt 1'viTEP rrtESF.T WASHINGTON, April 2. The TJnited States and her allies aro striving to make the great western offensive their last enormous battle of the war. The allies themselves must provide the extra tonnage for the moment, it was sttsr grested here. As previously stated the war government has speeded -building-and conserved American tonnage to tho limit for the present. Newer restric tions on imports are to be announced shortly. The understanding- here today was the men to be brigaded with the allies would constitute units less rea soned than the bulk of the American forces. Tho transporting- of men thor oughly trained and waiting in canton ments is being- rushed to the last de gree. It Is believed the cantonments will be stripped of their first ddraft quotas by August. United Press Cablegram (By HENRY WOOD.) WITH THE FRENCH ARMIES IN THE FIELD. April 1. Complete check ing of the German advance renders pos sible comprehension of the stupendous ness of the enemy's offensive plan. It contrives three great simultaneous thrusts, each along an important high way toward three railway, industrial and political centers. While the armies comprising the German right wing advanced toward Arras the center advanced towaro Amiens while the left struck for Paris. Today the German rush is checked along all these routes and the enemy has modified his objective, aiming mere ly to capture the railways running southward from Amiens, Triel and Beauvais. A gigantic battle 13 raging between La Signy and Moreuil for possession of the Amiens railway. The complete check of the enemy between LaFere and Montdldier is shown by tne Tact that the Germans are entranching all along that line. Armed cars played an important part 1 nthe withdrawal of the allies. Pros pective soldiers of the classes of 1913. '20 and '21 ordered to evacuate their positions before the German onslaught marched to the rear singing and de manding permission to fight immedi ately. The French officers warmly praised Canadians who recaptured Moreuil in one of the bloodiest bayonet charts of the entire war. Moreuil has been re taken and relost twice. The American Red Cross is playing an important part. Some ambulances made 200 trips in 30 hours. NOTICE. If the G. A. R. members, their wives, soldiers' widows an.l the members of the Ladies' Relief Corps who are unable to walk in the Liberty parade on Sat urday the Gth of April, 1918. will phone number 672 and leave their names and addresses, machines will be provided far lcr aaaveyrzica. 4:2:4