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HUNS CAPTURE KEMMEL HILL IN MIGHTY SMASH
HUNS CAPTURE KEMMEL HILL;BRITISH
FORCEU AO ABANOON YPRES SALIENT
4 HUN DRIVE COMPELS BRITISH EVACUATION YPRE8 SALIENT 4|
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4 LONDON, Via Seattle, April 26, 12:15 p. m.—Reports reaching the 4
4 British War Office late this merning announce that the Germans have 4
4 captured Kemmel Hill southwest of Ypres after a terrific drive with 4
4 overwhelming forces. 4
4 DATELESS 'A ssociated Pre'-’- Summary)—German possession of 4
4 Kemmel Hill, (four miles southwest of Ypres) means that the British 4
4 forces have been compelled to abandon to Ypres salient along which 4
4 the Franco-British forces have been fighting for the past two years. 4
4 Reports reaching the British War Office fail to indicate the ex- 4
4 tent of the British retirement north of Hollbeake but indication', point 4
4 to the probably withdrawal of the British to positions west of the Ypres 4
4 Canal. The relinguishment of the salient is the most serious reverse 4
4 sustained by the British in the Flanders front since the early stages of 4
4 the war, but the possession of Ypres is matter of little vital importance. 4
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Special to tho Nugg« By Associated Pre»»
Teuton* Fall in Amiens Drive
LONDON, April 26—Although exerting their maximum strength in tre
mendous efforts to batter a hole through the Frnnco-Brltish lines during the
past thirty six hours, the Germans have been unable to moko material ad
vances against any section of the allied front, aside from a small and In
consequent gain in the region of Kemrnel HUl on the northern battle front.
Dispatches from the front reaching tho War Office this morning an
nounce that the Germans obtained a footing on the southern slopes of Kem
mel Hill on the Northorn front after desperate fighting enduring throughout'
the day yesterday but made no progress In their determined drive a gainst the
Franco-British lines on the southern front. During the course of the fighting
in the region about Villlers Bi etonneux. the Germans were compelled to give up
much captured ground by British counter attacks and darkness found them
losers rather than gainers in that region. The Teutons are still holding the
mined village but the British are today in possession of the greater p irt of
tho ground captured by the Germans during the terrific fighting yesterday. ;
The statement of tho British C"inma.nder asserts that the allies were
yesterday engaged throughout tho day with vastly superior Teuton forces
along a len mile front extending' from Uailleul to Hollheak*• and were finally
compelled to give ground under the terrific pressure The Franco-British re
tirement along this front resulted in the Germans advancing 1 diort distance
and enabling' them to gain a slight foothold on Kammcl Hill.
('n the front south of the Soimne, the German positions southeast "f
YilUers. Uretonnoux were recaptured by the British and 1’iciirli fm -e« ind
x\ i cleared up after sharp fighting.
The report declares the Germans suffered fearful |..*».••» n t!i• • ii d< -
.to attempts to advance.
French Counter Attacking to Regain Positions
WITH THE BRITISH ARMY IN TIIE FIELD, April 2H —The French
forces on the northern front are fiercely attacking the Gormans in the region
of Kemmel Hill in an attempt to reclaim the positions wrested away from them
by the Germans in the terrific fighting along the Rallloul-IIollbe.-.ke sector
yesterday.
Reports reaching British headquarters chaiact* risso the fighting u -a* r
day ics of the most desperate nature imaginable, the Germans employing im
mense numbers of men in continually advancing' waxes of infantry.
The German charges made but slight impression on the British lines
defending the flanks of the sector occupied by the French, but the latter were
finally compelled to give way under the weight of overwhelming forces and
retired to new positions south and east of Kcmni' l.
Tlio reports say the enemy gains were made onlv at a fearful cost in
casualties
Heavy Artillery Battle Raging South Of Somme
DARI8, April 26—The almost complete repulse of their efforts to ad.!
vance in the region south of the Sommo yesterday, Tins caused the Germans to
iba.idon' their infantry attacks along the Hangard-Villiei s Bretonneux lim
Reports front the front this morning announce that heavy artilleiy actions arc
in pi ogress along that sector, all the infantry attacks having been suspended
luring the night, after the Teutons had lost great numbers f men in their
hard drives north and south of Hangard and in (ho region .mud Ylllier
Bretonneux.
CLOSING OUT
MEN8 $6.00 STETSON HATS—NOW $2.50 AT THE NONPAREIL
WOUNDED AMERICANS HAVE MIRACULOUS
ESCAPE NEAR SEICHEPREY
Special to tho Nugget by Ao»ooiaU)(i Picks:
WITH THE AMERICAN FORCES, April 26—Reports arriving from the
American sector east of St Mihiel announce the almost miraculous escape
of two wounded American soldiers after being bottled up In a cave-Jn dugout
between (he battle lines since the Amt rlcan engagement with the Germans In
the vicinity of Selcheprcy Saturday last.
Arrivals from the front report that the wounded Americans wore found
. live In a partly ruined dugout In the middle of No Man’s Land by an American
patrol party recon noltoring betwoen the lines.
The men were both In bad physical condition as a result of their wounds
and confinement but it la thought both will recover.
During the entire period of their confinement tho men had subsisted
only on tho small army emergency ration. Both were Beverely wounded In
the engagement around Selchoprey Saturday and made their way Into the
abandoned dugout between tho lines for shelter. German shells falling on tho
upheavod area of No Man’s Land later smashed In a section, of the dugout but
tho Americana sustained no further injuries.
The dugout was so badly smashed by the Ucrman shells that the Amer
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leans were unable to cscapo in their wounded state nd vrre compelled to
stay until belated rescue reached them yesterday.
The American army physicians say the fact that the nu n managed to
keep alive can be considered as little short ot a miraclo in view of tiled
wounds, scant nourishment and the German shells falling around tin do
strayed dug-out in which they were confined.
Details of the Selcheproy engagement indicate that the Americans were
I outnumbered seven and eight to ono in some cases but fought with the moat
desperate valor until the Germans wero forced t-> retire to their own lines
The latest reports also indicate that the American losses were con
siderably smaller than at first reported.
officers and men returning from tho front doclare that tin (ionnans
deliberately fired on the American Hed Cross field hospital dining the bat
tie, their artillery several times dropping shells in close proximity to the hos
^ pital In an evident attempt to destroy It.
NEW FORM PLACER LOCATION CERTIFICATES NOW READY
(Revised and corrected May 1, 1918, and for sale by the NOME NUGGET.)
WILL GALL OUOTA
IN MAY AND JUNE
Special to the Nugget By Associated Pros*
WASHINGTON, April 26—The War Department has issued an an
nouncemcnt through Provost Marshal General Crowder that the Territory
of Alaska will bo colled upon In May and June for Its alloted quota of six
hundred and ninety six army draft registrants for army service.
The Provost Marshal General at the same time announced that the
men selected from the list of draft registrants In the northern Territory will
be placed In training for service at Ft Wm Beward, and other Alaskan army
posts.
(In response to an enquiry, Judgo Lomon, Chairman of the local oxemp
lion board informed a Nugget representative that the board is In receipt of a
wire stating that for all future purposes on the part of all Local Boards in
Alaska, Ft Wm Seward and other forts In the Territory to which Alaska's
quota will be sent will be conaldercd the nearest mobilization camp. The
message, however, makes no reference to the time tho Craft selections will
be made. This probably' means that our own boys will bo mobilized and may
receive at least a portion of their preliminary training at Ft Davis.—Ed.)
CLOSING OUT
fOS YDS BEAUTIfUL $MBROID»RIES 12'/2* YD AT THE NONPAREIL
TWELFTH RE8ERVE DISTRICT HAS
SUBSCRIBED HUNDRED FIFTY NINE MILLION
8pcoi*l tw the Nugget By Associated Pres*
S.\N FRANCISCO, April. 26—Liberty Loan subset iption returns reach
ing tlie loan campaign headquarters in this city Inst night bring the total
subscription <>f the district to one hundred and fifty nine million, two hundred
ninety eight thousand, eight hundred dollars. The quota of the district is
two hundred and fifty million.
REDFIELD LEAVES FOR CANADA AND ALASKA
Special to th* Nugget By Associated Pres*
SEATTLE, April 26—Secretary Redfield left for Victoria and Prince
Rupert today on board the revenue cutter Cedar, after attending* the initial
meeting of the Amcrican-Canadlan fisheries conference conferees.
After attending the hearings to bo held at Victoria and Prince Rupert,
secretary Redfield will proceed to Ketchikan.
Before his departure, Redfield promised to moot Governor Riggs in
the north and may visit the new Alaska executive at Juneau.
| CHAMP CLARK DECLINES VACANT MISSOURIO SENATORSHIP

Special to the Nugget by AtteciAted Press.
WASHINGTON, April 26.—Speaker Champ Clark has definitely »le
: dined the offer of the Missouri senatorship to fill the vacancy created by the
death of Senator Stone, which waa tendered him yesterday by Governor Gar
dner. Friends of Clark announced today that he has wired the Missouri
| governor declining the proffer, preferring to retain his present position in the
House.
NATION CELEBRATES
LIBERTY DAY
Special to th« Nugget by Associated Pi ess:
WASH I NOT'D V Vprll :N- Libert- I > , •. i.. : today w ith . total of
$1,956,776,650 subscribed to tin- 'hi- -I I .it •• I. in ordlngr to the Federal
Reserve reports reaching the Treasury- Department.
The Treasury nflicials expect I i in i t... loan total as a re
sult of the nation wide denv n drmion * : r. -e today in honor of Liberty
Day.
('resident Wilson in-oh Ins ■ i •: eiiptieii io the. L.b.-rty Loan at the
theatre last night, taking t">> thousand dollars of the third loan bonds. The
President made his first ■■ u, -i. t it■ t:■ ■ n f. one thousand dollnrs in the same
theatre a. fortnight ago.
The officials in clt u ..f t Liberty Loan Campaign program an
nounced tod: v that a larg< nuiul-ei id the third Liberty I.o.tu posters have
lieetv sent to floneral Fershlna In Fraiai \ ith itisiructIons that they bp dropped
by aeroplane- behind tin • 1* rut u llm t -‘ •tin Ti-nton • tli t the Ameri
can people nr- me- tin-.- to- r. j• n • ■ :' t - ... ,,t ,< t.- tli: ' bodes
no good to U.i isf-i ism
Aviatois today li-irnb:.a d--l tie (. | ■ ' \ a b L.l---: ty i.-atl ph.imphlets
and tin- same spectacular method t dvi :ti-.tta the loan \\ ■ - also pursued
at several of the larger <■> nb t ;• in \ p ;t -ftp. , nmtry.
Thousands paraded i'ctinsy lv.-inta \v i i • groat Lila i ts L-mP
demonstration tof-ty and throughout tb - r ti ■ ■ i.- rs are urging the peopl,
to buy bonds. Reports from all . otiot Indc-t. wide increase in tin
volume of purchases going on today and the ofTlc: -Is believe that the total will
go well above two billion dollars nr t-'- .It -rlebratlon
ONE MONSTER GERMAN
CANNON DESTROYED
Special to (he Nugget By Associated Press
PARIS. April 2(1—Th t r.n. of the • n t <1 m.• n ! ■ ■ ny . guns hidden
n the depths t tin • t of St Do' i: u;Mn t . f I... n. ,.s been destroy
id and will no longct end it ; f ■ 'i . d< int » •!•• d • deirts of Paris,
lint tint another one is being install'd lie bclni. tlon made by Deputy
Charles I.eboil't tml v follow inn ; ti no l . t ■ t: 1' .-noli Wo (»f|],
ollli lals relative to the mighty artillo ; ten
Dejmty I.ebon.i asserts that . t ti,. n. . « unquestionably
bo n destroyed, either by I- inc blown u . 1 p «'• rg* or by the shell
thrown into tin forest ivm ' v tl ■ I'm 'ill*; which li. s been
ceaselessly engaged in trvin ' • i. ..f the . (-•uceah'>l
monsters.
It is definitely • rt • .to • ' • <nans .«!• • i.trn< tin
new gam emplacements in the Dot in t ml it i presumed Hi t another
of the big guns is to be install...
I.obouq declares the <1. tin : < . t j :. •* y i po-edbl. pi. union t
prevent the location of the ere •' iitl* mi v< :• .1
One of the methods r . I ■ . in.-t* d in to rite t. u .aiiei suns at
t.lio precise moment of firinn ..n.» . i .t.■ big guns, thus i>r. ■ • nting it- location
being revealed by the sound of th nighty discharge
ALASKA ISrULAl PROPS Lb; < it »VT IISHIN. Mill I d: ALASKA
Special to the Nugget by Associated Press.
SEATTLE, April 26—Represent.itiv. * ..a t . Alaska Bureau m '.he Seat
tie chamber of Commote, and others interested in the development of the
Alaska fisheries appear..i l.efun tin Arum i< . n-C..is..ban f isheries conference
yesterday and delivered a. sir.mf urge to the government to . .tahlish a big
American fishing fleet in Alaskan waters.
The advocates of the plan told the conferees that .a government fishing
fleet of the character suggest. .1 would l c the host possihlo training school
for the future powerful American merchant marine, in addition to being r.f
immense vain to the national n vol forces
The claim was also made by sevm.l ( th poaker.s that Alaska will
soon bo the main source of the national food fish supply and strongly urge
lhnt the government keep this gre t industry in American hands.
All young men between the age of twenty one and thirty have teg*
istored for service.
If beyond that age you can at least register your approval of our
righteous cause, uphold the flag of your country and help supply the
sinews of war, by subscribing to the j
THIRD LIBERTY BOND
Register today.
Miners and Merchants Bank
Alaska Banking & Safe Deposit Co.

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