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THE NOME DAILY NUGGET
VOLUME XVIII. No. 226. TUBPnONB MAIN 46 NOMB, ALASKA SATURDAY, jpfilL, 27, 1918. TELEPHONE MAIN 46. PPlfcB 26 CENT*
GERMAN DRIVES YIELD NO FURTHER GAINS
BRITISH STILL HOLDING YPRES
SALIENT; GERMAN ADVANCE STOPPED
Special to tho Nugget by Associated Press:
BONBON, April 27—Continuing their counter attacks east of Amiens, j
the allies have gained further advantages on the Hiingard-Vlllers Brotonneux j
sector east of Amiens by wresting awa> a large portion of the territory recently
captured by the Germans along that front, according to the official War Office
reports Oils morning.
In addition to tho improvement of their positions on the Somme front,
the allies also brought the Gorman drive against the Ypres salient to a com
plete standstill yesterday afternoon after a battle of almost unprecedented
violence in which the attacking Teutons sustained huge losses of men, in
eluding a large number of prisoners.
The reports indicate that the British are still holding the Ypres line,
although compelled to a short retimient by the capture of Krmmol Hill yes
terda y.
The report of the British commander announces that the French forces
on tho Ypres salient have recaptured all lost positions from the vicinity of
Locrc to the village of LaclyttC, west of Kemmel, in tho course of hitter fighting
in which the Germans sacrificed large numbers of men in desperate efforts,
to retain the captured positons.
As a result of the determined aUied resistance north of tho Lys, the
severe German advance has been stopped at all points north of the river and
huge losses have been inflicted on the enemy forces..
Tho Teutons attacked heavily along the front south of Ypres yester
day afternoon with the bulk of the German attack centering around the small
village of Voormezeolo, two miles south of Ypres. Although liard pressed by
the terrific German drives, tho British managed to retain possession of tho
village and also took hundreds of prisoners during the. course of the lighting.
Tho retention of Voormelzeelo by the. British appears to have proven the
turning point of tho battle as the Teutons wore unable to make further pro
HOUSE FISHERIES COMMITTEE OPENS
HEARINGS ON ALASKA FISH BILL
Special to the Nugget By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, April 27—The Merchant Marino and Fisheries com
mittee of the House of Representatives commenced hearing's on the Alaska,
Fisheries bill, presented by the Alaska Delegate, Charles Sulzcr.
The Delegate was on the stand for more than two hotirs explaining the
terms of the measure for the enlighunent of the committee.
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WILLARD FEARS FULTON MATCH WILL FALL THROUGH
CHICAGO, April 26.—Jess Willard is very skeptical regarding his pro
posed match with Fred Fulton for the heavy weight championship.
In an Interview with a local newspaper today, Willard stated that con
siderable difficulty is being cncoun\ei I In arranging for the bout at Minne
apolis owing to the opposition encountered from various sources.
Willard asserted that the anti pugilistic exponents are making strong
efforts to liave the match stopped and declared the opinion that the situation
is such that it looks very much as if he will not get a chance to fight Fulton.
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NEW FORM PLACER LOCATION CERTIFICATES NOW READY
(Revised and corrected May 1, 1918, sod for cale by the NOME NUGGET.)-——
gross at any point north of the Lys following their failure to dislodge the(
British from that position.
Germans Forced To Reorganise Forces on Flanders From
WITH THE BRITISH FORCES IN THE FlKUh Apil 27—After futilely
hammering the Franco-Britlsh positions around Kemmol hill for hottrs yester
day afternoon and evening, General Von Arnim. Commander of tho German
forces on the Ypres sector, paused iu his drive last night and no large infantry,
activities developed along that section of the front during the remainder of
the night.
Tho German artillery continued to hammer the •allied positions during
the early morning hours, however, indicating that the Teutons are expecting
to continue their efforts In that region.
No fresh German offensive had started up to into this morning but
a renewal of the fighting is expected hourly.
Military observers say tho pause in tho German Tivo was undoubtedly
due to the necessity of reforming and reorganizing the Teuton forces before the
attack can be continued.

French Frustrate German Attack Near Thannes.
PARIS April 27—-The morning report of the War Office announces that
the French forces broke up a heavy German attack near the village of Thannes
In tho region southeast of Amiens inflicting severe losses on the attacking
forces.
The Gormans arc continuing their artillery activities today and a heavy
artillery action is in progress between Hnngard and VIIHers Bretonneux this
morning
Loss of Kemjnel Tails to Disorganise Allies.
DATELESS (SUMMARY BY ASSOCIATED PRES S)—Reports from t lie
front today disclose that the loss of Mount Kenunel evidently failed to disor
ganize the allied resistance In the Ypres region as the British and French are
still holding the Ypres salient, having fallen back only a trifle along the lower
Ypres front.
Reports reaching tho British War OlTleo indicate that instead <d being
disorganized by the Teuton capture of Kenunel, the allied line seems stiff
ened thereby instead of being weakened. This seems determined by the ut
ter failure of tho Teutons to make further headway along the Ypres sector.
After striving with the utmost desperation yesterday, the Teutons were held
everywhere along the Ypres line and failed to take any of the. flanking positions,
in the regions cast and west of Kenunel which were made the later objectives
of the German offensive.
Althought driving against the Franco-British lines with great vigor,
the Teutons failed to take Ix>cre, west of Kenunel and also failed to dislodge
the allies from their hold on tho village of Voormczccle, two miles south ot
Ypres. Terrific lighting raged around both places yesterday afternoon but
the Gorman efforts to capture tho two positions failed completely.
Military observers yesterday seemed disposed to forecast the abandon
ment of the Ypres salient by the allied forces as a result of the fall of Kern
mel but the British War Office states that abandonment, is not necessary
as tho allies are maintaining a stiff hold at all points along the Ypres sectoi
today.
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GERMAN DRIVE CAUSING
UNEASINESS IN ENGLAND
Special to the Nugget by Associated Press:
LONDON. April 27—That tho progress of the Germans in the drive on
the French Channel ports Is causing considerable uneasiness m England Is well
indicated by the tone of press comment.
Morning newspapers commenting on the Flanders battle and the long
THRILLING INCIDENT
OF ZEEBURGGE RAID
Special to the Nugget by Associated Press:
DOVER, England, April 26—A thrilling incident of the British raid on
tho German submarine baso at Zeobrugge, Belgium, Sunday, waa the rescue
by Amortcan built launches of nearly two hundred members of tho crows of
the two blockading ships which wero sunk at the ontranco of the Bruges canal
In an attempt to bottle up tho German divers within their sheltered retreat
in the canal basin at Bruges.
According to eye witnesses of the daring attempt to block the entrance
to the diver base, the feat of tho American boats was one of the most thrilling
character. Tho Launches dashed to tho rescue of the. crews under a heavy
fire from the enemy batteries and succeeded In picking up a majority of the
* men aboard the two vessels. The work of taking the crews from tho sink
ing khlps was accomplished in remarkablo time, tho actual transfer from the
blockading ships to tho launches being accomplished in less than five minutes.
Tho launches then sped swiftly back to tho ships of tho raiding fleet with the
shots sf the enemy throwing dashes of water ovdr their occupants
continuanco ol the present undetermined situation are Impressing upon the
people of England tho necessity for putting forth their utmost efforts in pre
venting the Teutons winning a way to the French coast, particularly in the1
matter of furnishing moro men to supply the wasting entailed in the severe
.aid ceaseless fighting attending the present German drive.
Several of the papers adopt a pessimistic tone regarding the situation
I the News stating in open terms that the situation has changed seriously for
the worst during tho past two days on the Handers front and declaring that
the German drive toward the English Channel is becoming a matter for serious
concern.
A majority of the papers intimate the view that the resources of the
British nation must Ire drawn upon to the ultlmato degree if the Germans ore]
to bo prevented from reaching their objectives on tho coast.
The failure of the allies to develop the expected counter offensive has
apparently caused a considerable depression In the public mind through arous
ing a fear that the allies are unable to turn the tide of battle against the
i Germans
Military critics point out, however, that the Teutons are fighting with
superior forces of men and profess the opinion that an attempt to inaugurate
a counter offensive under such conditions is inadvisable at the present time.
"IF MY FOLKS KNEW I WAS PLAYINC IN THE EAGLE MINSTREL
SHOW, THEY'D DIE OF SHAME. (THEY THINK I’M A SHOP-LIFTER)
EASTMAN JURY RETORTED UNABLE TO AGREE.
| Special to tha Nugget by Associated Pttss:
NEW YORK April 27—The trial jury in the cose of tho government
against Max Eastman and other associated with him in the publication of tin
Socialist Journal, The Masses, is reported unable to agree.
Eastman and his associates arc charged by the government with pub
lication of seditious articles of a highly treasonable character.
CLOSING OUT
MFN8 $5 00 STETSON HATS—NOW $2.50 AT THE NONPAREIL
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Special to the Nugget By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, \pril 27 -As a n ult 1 tit. in reuse of public enthusi
asm created by the Liberty n..\ . • loin ..tmn yesterday ,the total loan sub
scription has passed tin* two billion dollar maik and is well started on the
way to the three billion dollar r. 'urn si-. .1 to i' vemment at the begin
ning of the drive
With the Libert? Loan sales vest. rda\ not completely reported as vet,
tin total subscription figni-s issued by the Tr.astiiy department today place
the amount of money subscribed at <-'.113,0113,330.
This represents an increase of $157,221,700 over the preceding day
Twelfth District Reports Tolal Sixty Seven Millions
SEATTLE, April 27—Liberty Loan returns reported by the loan head
quarters for the Twelfth Reserve dietriot today are ns follows: A. total of 700
Honor Flags have been awarded in tin Twelfth Federal Reserve district to
date. Total subscription returns i'«• r tin- .iistrn t . re $67,05.0,330. Idaho and
Hawaii and also Southern California I. \. ;<>i»** over the i..p” by filling their
quotas, Washington and Nevada ,n . i- ..\.a sul.s. rtbed, making a total of
six states of the district, which have filled their quotas. The town of K< tclii
kan. Maska, has been awarded an Honor Star fur .>v.rsuhsri iptions
BRITISH WAR LOSSES
COMPARATIVELY LIGHT
Special to the Nugget by As90cial<*l Press
LONDON, April, 2? —That the total Hi itish w i !••• ses for the past week of
intense lighting' are far below the casualties sustained in the British drive
of last year is disclosed by the official casualty list published by the War
Office today showing that in spite of the heavy fighting of the past seven
days, the losses are far below those attending the 1917 offensive.
The total casualties for the week ,re placed at eighteen thousand three
hundred and sixty nine. Three, thousand and sixty nine of this number were
killed in action or died of wounds received in battle.
The report demonstrates conclusively that in spite of the almost un
precedented severity of the fighting, the British casualties aro only just begin
ning to approach the high figures of last year when the British took the
ofllenslve.
As compared to the huge losses sustained by the Germans in their
massed drives, the British losse s an consider, d .f trilling dimensions by tho
military critics.
CLOSING OUT
500 YDS BEAUTIFUL EMBROIDERIES 12^c YD AT THE NONPAREIL
COPPER MAGNATE CHOSEN TO REORGANIZE AVIATION PROGRAM
Special to the Nugget By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, April 2fi -E.uli.-i prophecies to tlio effect that Presi
dent Wilson Intended to plnee a man in charge of tlie reorganization of tlio
government aeroplane program who had not hitherto boon connected with
the administration’s aero activities, were fulfilled today with the announce
ment that John D Ryan, the widely known copper magnate and railroad man.
has been named by President Wilson as the dl roe tor of the army aircraft pro
duct ion program and has been given full nutlmilly to reorganize the tmorlean
aviation section of the Signal Corps.
The appointment of Ryan is in keeping with the apparent intention of
the president to place the direction of government war activities under the
control anil direction of business men •whenever possible.
Recent statements of the President indicate that ho lias been profoundly
impressed by tlio results obtained in England through the action of the go\ ■
ernment in placing business men of established reputation in charge of the
government war production activities and immensos benefits achieved thereby .
Ryan is the present, president of the Amalgamated Copper Co., the United
Metals Selling Co.. International Smoltl.ig and Refining Go, and many other
largo concerns.
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