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Special to tho Nugget by Associated Press:
LONDON, April 30—Deports from the battle front in France and Belgium
today announce that the mighty German attacks launched against tho Franco
Brltish lines in the region of Vpres yesterday morning were completely re
pulsed at every point on the battle, line and resulted in the Teutons sustaining
a terrific reverse and an almost unprecedented list of casualties.
Correspondents with the British army agree that the Germans yester
day suffered an almost disastrous defeat and lost an enormous number ot
men in their terrific efforts to break -u- bend the allied lines.
The defeat of the German attack marked tho close of the first phase of
a Iwittle in which the. Germans bent, th- ir most desperate energies toward cap
turing the hills held by the allies which endanger the possession of Kemniel
and the adjacent hill of the same name. In their tremendous efforts to force
tho allies from their commanding hill positions, the Germans probably used
thirteen infantry divisions on a, hnttlofront extending from a point east of Vpres
southward to the. vicinity of Loero.
Two additional divisions were hurled against the allies to the northward
of the lower Ypres line, making a total of approximately 260,000 men engaged
in tho attack on a front of slightly more, than fifteen miles. Yet. despite this!
unjnense aggregation of forces, the Tentons were nowhere able to make an im
pression on the Franco-British lines and the allies are today in full posses
sion of the attacked positions and have also succeeded in turning the tables
on the. Germans by forcing them to rellngntsh territory captured during the
earlier fighting.
The brief reports of the British commander merely recount In brief terms
a successful repulse of weighty German attacks hut the corespondents declare
with one voice that the German reverse was the worst that has been sustained
since the commencement of the Spring offensive and resulted in a terrific
loss of life.
The violence of the gunfire, during the battle was never greater or more
unceasing during the whole period of the war, the correspondents decl are, and
the German waves were in many instances literally wiped out bv the hail of
shells and machine gun bullets poured into their ranks by the French and
British. Tito correspondents further declare the defense of the allies was
most complete in every way and forced the Germans to face the bloodiest
experiences they have yet encountered in the western fighting. Line aftet
line of attacking troops were smashed by the allied artillery and infantry tin
before they could come to grips and at several stages of the battle the German
waved were literally mowed down in n>ws as they advanced against the allied
positions. The reports say that the battle field closely resembled the bloody
field of Verdun .luring the height of the Teuton attack on that position.
Although at times forced to li; lit with the utmost desperation to hold
their ground, the Franco-Britlsh for o<? were not compelled to retire 1'iom
their main defensive positions at an> point and nightfall found them domi
nating the field, the Germans having suspended all activities Witnesses of
the fighting assert that the allied cl t'ense was Impregnable at every point
and the British wings and the Frem h renter neither bent nor broke under
the heaviest Teuton attacks.
Allies Advance Lines At Several Points
BRITISH HEADQUARTERS. I rance April 30—Following the sec . re
repulse of the gigantic enemy attack • on the entente forces along the Yprcs
sector yesterday, the allied forces attempted several local operations against
the enemy which resulted in the advance of the entente lines at several points.
Attacks by the Franco-British forces immediately following the collapse ol
the Teuton attack east and south of Vines, the allied advanced their lines
between the villages of Kemmel and Larlvtte, ton ing th< enemy t<> ntiro te
-heir second line positions over a front of several hundred yards Allied it
t cks south of the Kenvmel region also resulted in the advance of theii lines
Details of yesterday's fighting in the Vines region indicate n mormon
less of men by the Gormans in their fruitless attempts to storm the allied hill
pos itons surrounding" Kemmel.
French Regain Possession of Locre
LONDON, April .'10—Reports reaching' the War Olliee tr.>m the Western
hattlofront this morning assert that tho French forces .ire again holding the
entire village of Locre, west of Kemmel, from which they wore partially forced
during the German attacks on tho allied positions yesterday.
The official reports also sa\ the British advanced their lim during tin
night in tho region east of Villiers Bretonneuv on the front before Amiens
French counter attacks in the same region also resulted in tiie Teutons be
ing driven from the ground they gained along the Hangard front yesterday
morning'. The repulse of the Germans along the northern front yvderdav
was so complete that the Teutons attempted no movement during the night
The reports say the front Was comparatively quiet throughout the night
Declare Allied Victory Complete
Flanders battle front reaching various centers today all serve to empli miz.
the completeness of the victory the allies won yesterday in withstanding the
tremendous assaults made by the Germans along the lower Vines front and
by means of which they hoped to break into the hill positions la id by tie
allies southwest of Ypros and afterward begin cutting a w .\ toward the
French Channel ports.
Military observers at the fgront declare that the f. dun of their offoi .
Is the worst blow the Teutons have sustained on the western fiont since last
year as they gained no ground and Sustained an onorm..us .elite of lives
in their attempt to batter a hole in the Franeo-British lines.
Detailed accounts of the lighting indicate that the allies made stand
yesterday afternoon after forcing the Germans t. • lose ten thousand men in get-'
ting to the points they arc now holding. The village of Loer. which tin
French managed to hold in spite of all the Teuton efforts, proved to be the,
great stumbling block to the German efforts to break their way through the
allied line Owing to its peculiar geographical location, the village complete
ly guards the apronch to Mont Bongo, one of the most valuable hill possessions
of the allied defense line and without the possession of which the Teutons
cannot hope to continue their advance in the region west of Ypros.
The Teutons sustained, terrific losses in their efforts to gain the vil
lage ..ut loyond achieving a slight foothold in the southern Ihn'is fo> . Miorl
lime, were unable to force the French to relinquish their hold on tlu* position,
with the result that the Toulon effort failed.
The reports indicate th.at the Germans employed fullv one hundred and
seventy five thousand men in their attacks yesterday.
The following is the text of the Sabotage Dill recently enacted b.s Con
gress to prevent destructive activities of any character against the war in
dustries or war utilities of the United States. The measure ns presented
was received over the radio by District Attorney Don R Handy.
To punish the wilful injury or destruction of war materials or of war
premises or utilities used in connection with war materials, and for other
purposes. Approved April 2d, 1918.
Tte it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
Suites of America in Congress assembled that tho words, "war material" us
used herein shall include arms, armament, ammunition, livestock, stores of
clothing, food, foodstuffs, or fuel; shall also include supplies, munitions, and all
and other articles of whatever description, and any part or ingredients thereof,
intended for, adapted to, or suitable for the use of the United States, or any
associate nation, in connection with the conduct of the war.
The word "premises,” as used herein, shall include all buildings, grounds,
mines, or other places wherein such war material is being produced, manufac
tured, repaired, stored, mined, extracted, distributed, loaded, unloaded, or
transported, together with all machinery and supplies therein contained; and
all forts, arsenals, navy yards, camps, prisons, or other military or naval
stations of tho United States, or any associate nation.
The words, "war utilities,” ms used herein, shall include all railroads,
railways, electric lines, roads of whatever description, railroad or railway
fixtures, canal, lock, dam, wharf, pier, dock, bridge, building, structure, engine,
machine, mechanical contrivance, car, vehicle, boat, or aircraft, or any other
means of transportation of the United States, or of any associate nation, ms
are being or may be transporting either within the limits of the United States
or upon, the high seas; and all dams, reservoirs, acqueducts, water and gas
mains and pipes, structures and buildings, whereby or in connection with
which water or gas Is being furnished, or may be furnished, to any war
premises or to the military or naval forces of the United States, or any assoc
iate nation, and all electric light and power, steam or pneumatic power, tele
phone or telegraph planta, poles, wire, and fixtures and wireless Stations, and
the buildings connected with the maintenance and operation thereof used in
supplying water, light, heat, power, or facilities of communication to any
wax premises as to any military or naval forces of tho United Suites, or nm
associate nation.
Tho words ‘‘United States” shall include tho canal zone and all tcrritoij
and waters, continental and insular, subject to the jurisdiction of the United
The words "associated nation" as used in this act, shall ho deemed to
mean any nation at war with any nation with which tho United States is d
wo r.
Section 2—That when tho United States Is at war. whoowi. with intent
to injure, interefere with, or obstruct the United Stalls or an> associate n.t-,
tion in preparing for or carrying on tho war, or whoever, with reason to be
lieve that his act may injure, interfere with, or obstruct the United States
or any associate nation in preparing for or carrying on tlicwar, shall wil
fully injure, or destroy, or shall attempt to so injure or destroy, any war ma
terial, war premises, or war utilities, as herein defined, shall, upon^conviction
thereof, be fined not more than ten thousand dollars or he Imprisoned not more
than thirty years, or both.
Section 3—That when the United St. tea is at war, whoever, with in.
tent to injure, interfere with, or obstruct tin United Slates or any associate
nation in preparing for or carrying on the war. or whoever, with reason tc
believe that his act may injure, interfere with, 01 obstruct the United States
or any associate nation in preparing for or earn ing on the war, shall wilfully
make or cause to be. made in a defective manner, any war material, us herein
defined, or any tool, implement, machine, utensil, or receptacle used or em
ployed in making, producing, manufacturing, or repairing any such war ma
terial, as herein defined, shall upon conviction thereof, bo fined not more than
ten thousand dollars or bo imprisoned not more than thirty years or both
(Revised and corrected May 1, 1918, and for sale by the NOME NUGGET.)
Special to the Nugget by Associated Press:
LONDON, \pril :i" The . i!i. i I linn- ■ unity lists published by the
War Office today • 1 is. I. . ih..t the Itiiiish l..uses of men killed, wounded and
missing during the month ■ i \ toil imounted to (if: v two thousand, four hun
i: • d and seventy ti\ e
of this total ntunhi r nine ..- ti••• indied f«>rt.\ font were killed.
The Afiril figures ate nonsider.il.B higlu r th-.n those f.• r the preceding
month as a result of the itta ugitmti- n i tie- gre.it (Sennan offensive. Th<*
March losses tot. lied onl\ f oit'.ii tiiou util ml ninety, tin lowest in several
In view of tin ^.t. nsh • n ture ■ i' tin- fighting attending tin Oenuan
drive, militarv oltieial on;, i the view that the \pril losses . -1'.- considerably
lower tinm might be .-vp.-. •. .1 at point i.. . . . r- ful ennsei-v.ttion of life bv the
British i -* mi man .1 *• i
Special to the Nugget By Associated Press
LONDON', April 30- Reports from i '• t r d and Helsingfors rcaohii.u
Stockholm today. tlit Finnish \\ as- i',uai i h t ..pum d the city of Vihorg
seventy five miles urn tInvest : I*, le a d .t't.-1 . s« .-re Rattle with the Rus
sian Red (litnrd in which the lattri sii.-t.. ine.i a stunning defeat.
The reports assert that, m.-ulv tie- entire force of Red Otiards, numbering
(lose to six thousand, wi re killed m tin l.atth and ‘li gn dor part of the
survivors were i.tUoi prisoners 1.\ tin v ict.u i-ms I'inl iint i
The Finn- are in full i.m ..f Ydiot-g md re reported establish
ing stable government. The v i. loi ■ I' tin White t’.uard i - a sev ere Mow to
the Russians and may determim the tin .I issue ■ f the Finnish situ tion hy
placing' the Finnish reform government in supreme centr'd of the Finnish
Special to th* Nugget by Associated Press:
WASHINGTON. April H" lletuitis Ik.in tin Twelve 1'rdOl il Reserve
disti lets today I, ring the I. .till m dea-i i i .1 i. n s to lit. thud Ltbeit\ I.... n to f " •
tors. H2, 40n.
The Treasury department issued .it. .pp.al to ..11 loan committees through*
out the nation t...la\ to inaugurate in intensive finish for the closing days of
the campaign The heads of the committees ore urgently r» posted to see
that no possible mil. niption '.'.ill ... i looked dining the last Ins of the
Tlo< olll.'ials are confident Ilia! II... I. xxill l.e' , .'iisi.let.. I <1 x aver sut’
scribed In the . lose of the Campaign.
Twelfth District Returns Two Hundred Eleven Million
SEATTLE. April HO The following is the report of Liberty Loan lion.i
San Francisco for April 211 The total subset iptions for thi district to
date are $211,518,250. Tiro number of subscribers through out the district
is 711.OHO, \ total of 788 Honor Flags have been awarded In the district.
TOTAL $44,200.00 TONIGHT
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