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1ST TO MAKC CNOVN THE RESOURCES OF NEVADA VOLLV. 25 Cents Per Week CARSON CITY, NEVADA, SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1918 Five cents per copy No. 93 Iili A HLL 3 l ni . v ft w mK . U Lliyiilbvyi Liii UuLlgjiJiiiigj uuu u uiyiiu u vMkiiiuvyuijp- Lusiii iJAiJjyvyj -:llliAJuilu French War Office Reports Heavy Artilletying Along Front Between Lassigny and Noyon Americans Repulse German Attacks IBy United Press PARIS, April 20. French front dis patches report that the Germans are continuing to draw fresh divisions from Russia and divisions known to have been in Ukrainia in February, another at Colmar April 6th, another at Zodrow on April 1st, another at Sarrebourg April 6th and many others have been identified. ' The war office reported this morning the repulse of the Ger man raid below Amiens. Artillerying is now active along a. seven-mile front from Lassigny to Noyon. A French surprise attack took prisoners east of Rheims. West of the Butte du Mesnil, where American artillery is stationed, a number of enemy assaults were repulsed. French Capture Cannon By United Press PARIS, April 20. It is announced that in . a French attack northwest of Bethune the French captured several cannons. ' France Awards War Crosses to 42 Members of American Ambu lance Corps Western Boy Heads the List San Francisco Has Big Blaze (By United Tress WASHINGTON. April 20. General Pershing has informed the war de partment that forty-two Americans in the army ambulance service have been cited for bravery in France. Some were wounded in action, others were brave under fire and others attended the wounded under the most trying condi tions. Private Carson S. Ricks heads the list and was awarded the war cross military medal after sustaining wounds that incapacitated him from further service. Two Men Injured and Big Property Damage Done v By United Press SAN FRANCISCO, April 20. Two firemen were seriously burned and $200, 000 damage by fire in thje Merritt building at New Montgomery and Howard streets this morning. . Three floors of the building were destroyed. The injured arc Captain Eugene Rear- don and Louis De Martini. Thirty workers on the lower floors of the building narrowly escaped. The fire is believed to have started in an X-ray factory when inflammable material drop ped on the laboratory floor and spread to the California Electrical company's and Railroad Supply company's offices. Is California Boy SAN FRANCISCO, April 20. Ricks resigned from the First Presidio train ing camp to join the ambulance unit. He is the son of former Mayor H. L. Ricks of Eureka, and has a brother, an artillery lieutenant at Camp Kearney. Hicks was wounded soon after his ar rival in France, losing an arm when a shell struck the ambulance he was driving. 'i (US wsapcfira Heavy Artillery Fire Marked Last Night's Developments On the Lys and Somme Rivers, But Gen eral Haig Holds His Own By United Press LONDON, April 20. General Haig reported this morning that British coun ters had regained the positions lost two days ago at Givenchy and Festubert, South of the Scarpe a circling operation captured a number of prisoners nine machine guns, a trench mortar and re pulsed a heavy counter attack. General Haig has issued orders, congratulating the First division on their repulse of yesterday's German attacks. The Chron icle declares that Director of Opera tions General Maurice will "probably take up important duties in the field." Artillery Rambled During Night IBy United Press WITH THE BRITISH ARMIES, April 20. Artillery rumbled on the Lys and Somme fronts , throughout last night. The British have advanced r slightly two miles south of Arras. They also repulsed a German counter, but later withdrew to their original positions. SMS II HAS IHB WASHINGTON, April 20. The sen- ly stopped and the Allies are prepared ate military committeemen, following to meet, a third offensive if it develops. a conference with the war department Sornmilitary men believe that the Al today declared that the tide had turned lies $k preparing to launch an offen- rn France, the Germans are permanent- I sive lefore the Germans can resume. LATEST BULLETINS Pershing's Home Doubles Its. Qoofta Missouri Town Shows Its Faith In the Man and the Cause :y Vill tver Bres!( TiirouoV Is the DSf cf a SoEr llo lias Ceeo By United Press ROME,April 20. The Corriere de la Publie publishes a report that a Ger man submarine squadron mutinied in the North Sea and returned unexpected- 1 ly to its base, but land forces would not permit the crews to disembark. destroyers when the war is won." added , "The war will be won as as there is a God in heaven." He sure By United Press WASHINGTON, April 20. Liberty Loan subscriptions reached $1,238,980, 950 at the end of the second week of the campaign. Lynn county, Missouri, General Pershing's home, subscribed $614,000, with a quota of $385,000. Iowa has the greatest number of subscribers, 428,000. Each of the state's ninety-nine counties oversubscribed. "Don't worry, they won't get through." , This was the assurance given by Ser geant "Doc" Wells, who fought with the Canadians in Flanders, in review ing the battle for the Messines ridges in one of the Los Angeles papers. Wells knows the ground where the greatly strengthened and reinforced by perfect artillery fire? "There are people who wonder why the British, who are known to have millions of men in the field, are out numbered by the Germans in this battle. "This is the reason : The British can greatest of all battles is being fought. J not concentrate men to meet the Ger lt was there that he "did his bit" and man drive. The British have a wide was taken prisoner' by the Germans. front to cover. Every inch of it must ' The battle now being fought will be be guarded. ; disastrous for the enemy," said Wells. "People should not take a pessimistic view, of things because reports of Ger man victories. j j, "It is a forlorn hope for the Germans. I believe that the statement that the en emy is simply beating his brains out is a true one. ... , . "And 111 give you my reason for thinking so. --: This battle is the same kind of a battle as was fought at Ypres, only it is on a larger scale. " - "The German did everything in his power to break the line- in the Ypres Itattle, They pntnumbered us 10 to 1 and we had only a few stray guns to support us. . '. : . . , "But they didn't break through. How do you expect they're going to get tnrougn our une , now wnen it it so Compliments Shipbuilders By United Press QUINCY, Mass., April 20. Secretary Daniels in addressing thousands of shipbuilders, today declared, "You .men will march in line with men who fought in trenches and stood on the decks of Censures Creel WASHINGTON,. April 20. The house today unanimously voted to cen sure George Creel of-the Public In formation committee for being "im pertinent and disrespectful to a member of the house." Creel had said that Rep resentative Treadway's charge that "tons and tons of Creel literature had been sent to soldiers" was absolutely baseless. ffliy -Cot fifie LMj ftey In ten a Jim to BsFciplten Oiacn? 126 Gill F&jS i::t (Qy -to Charge "If the .British concentrated their thousands of men to meet the German thousands it would leave other parts of the line unprotected. "To leave the line unprotected in spots would be dangerous, because you can never tell where the enemy is to de liver bis blow. He might strike one place today and troops would be con centrated to withstand the blow. "Then you would find that it was only a feint and that the real blow was to be delivered at the spot from which you had taken troops to , strengthen . your line. -v ytu..'-- :y "It is also dangerous, because to op pose a big drive with concentrated force is like jabbing the sharp 'ends of two pins together. ; One pin is bound to slip past the other. They can't meet fair and square. Neither can armies in bat tle. Both try to outflank each other and if successful they slip past. If not , the lines spread, the concentration is ' diminished and trench warfare ensues, j "The capture of territory by the Ger- t mans should not be looked upon as a ereat loss. Count the loss in mpn and .' vou have the answer tn Allied tratrv with the warrant charging "TrV ocA th r.Pan in m 1 1 threatening to kill in this drive. It only means we have more Germans to kill. -. . f "When the time comes, it may be to- Mike Grivic was last evening served him with Ab Ambrose and brought from his sick room to the court i of Justice of the Peace King, where he pleaded not guilty. m ; - 1 i r ' i r rw I morrow and it may not be for months, ! 4 ne nnce "aca "T unacr the Allies will launch their counter of- na f,nsure " Keeping uie peace fensive when the Germans are weaken-1 and -emitted -him to ja.l until the ed. Then well go through." I bond .should be furnished. . T Wells said he was sure that the Brit- Later P'icians appeared and asked ish had a big force of reserves, numler- tl,at:'Griv,c be Plaed where he could ing hundreds of thou held back ' recerve P"""" m and the com for the launching of the big counter of- I tmen wf changed to read that fensive. . I Grivic be placed under the care of a oa ,v special watchman until such time as L. L. Mushett, prominent in Nye coun- he could furnish the bond. . ty mining and business circles, was ant The prisoner was then taken from auto arrival from the south this morn- jail and placed under the care of War ing. 4 He is accompanied by Mrs. Mush- ren Nesmith and May Noonanr at the President Wilson by proclamation has designated next Friday, April 26th, as Liberty Day throughout the United States and he calls upon citizens every where to hold "Liberty Loan rallies and liberally pledge anew "their financial support to sustain the nation's cause." Probably today or Monday Governor Boyle will also issue a proclamation making that date a legal holiday and j calling upon the people of Nevada to ooserve the day in the manner suggest ed by the president. In this connection it would not be out of place for Carson to make it a full holiday, close up all stores and every line of business and devote its entire energies to furthering the cause of Lib erty Loan subscriptions. . It would be a pleasure for the capitol commissioners to devote the capitol grounds for the occasion; let people congregate there, bring their lunches and remain all day working for the supreme effort ; a couple of platforms could be erected at suitable vantage points and four-minute speakers, once ett ; home of Mrs. N 00 nan. on hand and furnish all the necessary music. Soliciting committees should also be on hand and with such a fertile field to work in thousands of dollars more would be raised to add to the city's Lib erty Bond quota. Who will take the initiative in this or a similar move? Will you, Mayor Gillson, and your brother members of the Board of City Trustees. IN TO STAT, LUCE SAYS "Absurd!" announced Ben D. Luce, when asked concerning the statement that he had been requested to withdraw from the race for the gubernatorial nomination on the Democratic ticket. "No one has ever asked me to with draw, regardless of the article written by Louis A. Spellier, political wise acre of the Reno Gazette. "I am in -this race to stay, and will be running when the votes are counted in the prim aries, and will still be running when the votes are counted at the general election. -. . . - . ' "I , have never been approached by every hour or so, pour their arguments ( anyone asking me to withdraw from the and appeals into the ears of the assem blage. . Singing by soloists and quar tettes could also be introduced and worked to advantage, and the Carson City band, never known to fall down gubernatorial race. While I have had interviews with Sam B. Pickett, nothing was mentioned concerning my with drawal, and, by all - that is , good and holy, no one can, induce me to step out at duty's call, would be pleated to be of this contest" -Tonopah Times.