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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 1917.
FRENCH AND BRITISH STRIKINGBIG BLOW Details Worked Out for Gen eral Attack Upon German Front. FIGHT ALL ALONG LINE (Contlmifd From Tare Oat.) German resistance has stiffened, Gen eral Hate reports today the capture ot Villeret, which straightens his line northwest of M. (Juentin, and an nounces further progress to the north west of Lens. Counter attacks which the Germans have launched at Man chy and Lagnicourt suggest that the British are approaching dangerously near the new German line, which, ac cording to unofficial accounts, the Germans had no time to complete be tore the British oltensive was launched, British Official Report. London, April 16. (12:52 p. m.) 1 he British captured last night the village of Villaret, south of Hargi- court. according to an official state. nient issued by the British war office. They also made progress northeast of Lens. Large captures of guns and war materials were made by the British at Lievin and on the Zouchcz river, in the Ltns region, the statement an nounces. The cannon taken include a six-inch naval gun of long range. Truck loads of new tools, many thousand rounds of ammunition and quantities of bombs, grenades and en gineer equipment also were captured. The statement reads: "We captured last night the village of Villaret, southeast of Hargicourt, and progressed northwest of Lens. "Full particulars of the booty we took at Lievein and on the Souchez river are unavailable, but the fact is established that our captures were exceedingly large, including a long range six-inch naval gun, many thou sands rounds of ammunition of all calibrei up to eight inches, a number of trench mortars and great quanti ties of bombs and grenades of all kinds. In addition, truckloa'ds of ntw toots, many lengths of tram lines with trucks complete and two large engineer dumps have, fallen intact into our possession. "The attack at Monchy-Le-Preux on the 14th was pressed by the enemy with great determination. The Third Bavarian division, which was brought down to resist our offensive during, the battle of Loos in 1915 and later took part in the fighting near High wood during the Somme battle in 1916, was again hurried down to re inforce the divisions already in line. If was ordered to "-retake Monchy-Le-Preux at all costs. Ita lossea tn this fruitiest attack were exceptional ly heavy, as has been the, case with all the Bavarian troops throughout the whole recent operations. Of the prisoners taken by us since the 9th more than one-third are Bavarians." '. Widen Gap in German Line, (From a Start Correapondant of th Aaao . olated Preaa.) British Headquarteri. In France, April 16 (Via London). The British continued fbday gradually to widen the second gap cut in the Hindenburg line north of St Quentin, having cap tured the position known at the Three Savages, east of Gricourt. St. Quen tin continues to bum. Away to the north, Lens still holds out The Ger mane have several strong positions about the city, to which they atill cling. - The British apparently would like ; to take Lena without inflicting too great damage from an extensive bom bardment. They have always been in i position to reduce the city to ruins, but the shells have been di rected against selected spota known to he used for military purposes by the Germans. Nevertheless the Germans continue their work of destroying the city by blowing up buildings. Further details of the fighting yes terday show the desperate character ot several German attacks on the new British positions. The attack which vas essayed from both tides of Oueant and temporarily pierced the 110 ONE SHOULD HAVE GRAY HAIR Don't Use Dyes Restore Natural Color With Healthful Remedy- Money Back Guarantee Nobody Ilk" to tut dannroua, dirty, tick? dM, but no ono wants to hivo grav . hair nowadays. 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There was also more actually aimed rifle shooting than for many months. During this fire the Germans fell in clumps. They attempted to seek cover behind bushes and in small thickets. The British fired into these with good results. When the reserves came up at last the Germans broke into tul! (light. British Repulsed, Says Berlin. Berlin. April 16. fVia London.) Between Soissons and Verdun, savs the official statement issued by Ger man army headquarters today, the British and French yesterday lost eleven airnlanes, mostly of the latest type. 'On the northern bank of the Scarpe river," says- the German offi cial statement, "our destructive fire kept down the British attacking waves and a storming attack could not be carried out. "Northeast of Croisilles our fire ren dered abortive a strong British at tack, the enemy suffering severe losses." "North of the Arras-Cambrai road," the statement adds, "our thrusts drove the enemy back on Lagniccurt and Boursies. To the sanguinary losses of the Australians must be added the loss of 475 prisoners and fifteen ma chine guns, which have been brought in, and also twenty-two guns, cap tured and rendered useless by ex plosion." "Near St. Quentin," savs the an nouncement, "the artillery fire again has increased. "From Soissom to Rheims and in the western Champagne there was ex ceptionally heavy artillery fire and mii.e throwing. After the failure of enemy reconnoiterine thrusts vestcr- day, infantry fighting developed this morning over wine sectors. Seven Buildings BurnatThedford;. Loss is $20,000 Thedford, Neb., April 16-,-Local in vestigators . believe the fire which swept seven buildings in the business district here Sunday was the result of incendiarism. The blaze started in a garage, where twen,ty barrels of gaso line exploded. No one was about at the time. The terrific shock broke yindow panes across the street and in an instant the whole garage was a mass of flames. The fire quickly spread to surrounding buildings. The damage is estimated at $20,000. A heavy snow which began falling short ly after the fire broke out saved the entire town from burning. BIG OIL STEAMSHIP SUMjtf TORPEDO Tanker Narrangansett, With Capacity of 11,000 Tons, Destroyed Off Ireland. DANISH CREWS RESCUED New York, April 16. The British tank steamer Narragansett, a ship of 9,196 tons and one of the largest car riers of bulk oil ever built, has been ! torpedoed and sunk somewhere off the -Irish coast, according to word brought here today by officers on a British ship. The Narragansett was owned by the Anglo-American Oil company, represented here by E. A. Eames. At the othces ot the company it was said no word of the vessel had been re ceived, although several reports that it Had met with disaster had reached here from unofficial sources. The Narragansett was last reported when it left here for a British port on March 5. It was built in 1903 at Greenock, Scotland, was 512 feet long and could carry 11,01)0 tons ot oil. Two Danish Crews Rescued. Christiania, Norway (Via London ), April 16. Seamen saved from the torpedoed Danish ships Nanzy and haxo have reported to the Danish consulate in Berlin that the ships were sunk forty-two miles from land and four miles outside the blockade zone. Reports from Vadsoe indicate that the northern Norwegian coastwise serivec is seriously interrupted by the German blockade. The companies fear it may be necessary to stop costal traffic, it is said, unless the situation is ameliorated. The Saxo was a Danish steamer of 711 tons gross, built in 1907 and owned in Copenhagen. There is no Danish vessel Nanzy listed, but a Danish steamer Nacy of 1,311 tons. Early Nebraska Homesteader Dies at Ages of Hundred One Ravenna, Neb., April 16. (Special.) Michael Kneiss. aged 101 years, died at his home in Ravenna last night. His wife, who was ten years younger, died three months ago. He is survived by a son and daughter both well ad vanced in years. He was a native of Austria and came to American when he was about 40 years of age. He has lived in this community ever sinve it was settled, being one of the home steaders. LAX-F08 A dlgeatlve liquid laxative, calhartle and llvar tonic. Comblnea atrength with palata able aromatic taete. Doea not gripe or die turb etomach. 60c. Advertisement, - - j SEEK SUBSTITUTE FOR SALOON CLUB Omaha Clergymen Join With Gospel Mission to House the "Hangers-On." TO SERVE REFRESHMENTS A substitute for the saloon as a lounging place is sought by the Omaha Ministerial union and the Union Gospel Mission. The Ministerial union has decided to co-operate with the Union Gospel Mission to expand the '.facilities and equipment of the latter so that it will accommodate more men, and so that it can be made it true social center to substitute for the saloon in a sense. Of course it will substitute merely as a lounging place, and a place of en tertainment, not in the matter of stimulants. At the morning meeting of the Ministerial union this matter was taken up following a report on the subject by a special committee ap pointed for that purpose some weeks ago. Light Drinks There. Refreshments are to be served there, perhaps along the line of sandwiches and soft drinks. At least that is the general plan as it is now tentatively thought out. The Union Gospel Mis sion with its reorganized board of di rectors intends to attack this problem vigorously. The Mission's home is at present between Thirteenth and Four teenth on Douglas streets. Rev. A. A. DcLarme read an able paper on "Advertising from the Angle of the Church." He strongly advo cated campaigns of newspaper and billboard advertising for the churches. The opinion that came out in the dis cusion following, was that the sooner the churches recognize the import ance of carrying on regular campaigns ot advertising just as any other busi ness, the better it will be and the larger congregations they will get. Schreiber Says Time to Act on House of Hope Mayor Dahlman, replying to Su perintendent Schreiber of the Board ct Public Welfare, stated that unless the board of directors ot the Mouse ot Hope take early action in connection with the management of the old house of Hope at 956 North Twenty stventh avenue, the matter will be re ferred to the city legal department. "1 believe it is a disgrace that an institution of this character should be permitted in Omaha," said Mr. Schreiber to the mayor. I agree with you, replied the mayor. Re's MIme ber that Dotting be received from borne broosfit more Joy, longer-lasting pleasure greater reDef from thirst and fatigue, than m uu THE FLAVOR LASTS She slipped a . stick In every letter and mailed him a a box now and then. Naturally be loves ber. she loves him. and they both love WRICLEY'S. Chew it after every meal; nree of a kind " . . infill hi iiiinu Libel Suit Grows Out ' Of Postoffice Fight Brookings, S. D., April 16. (Spe cial.) The postoffice fight in this city last fall has resulted in a damage suit for $10,000 being instituted in the state circuit- court. The defendants in the action are Sheriff Miriier and J. K. Fridley. The complainant in the action is Thomas Tinker. Tinker was a candidate 'or appointment as post master. The alleged libelouj state ment, which is the basis of the suit, is charged with having been sent to the Postoffice department in Wash ington by the two defendants, with the alleged object of preventing Tinker's appointment as postmaster. The statement was originally signed by a number of other leading demo crats of Brookings and vicinity, but all but the two defendants withdrew their signatures from the statement. claiming they did not understand the purport of the statement when they attached their signatures thereto. It is expected the case will be tried at the next term of circuit court in this city. "No Half Way War" Editorial Quoted by the Lumberman Among other war editorials quoted in the American Lumberman of Chi cago, issue of April 7, is an abstract from an editorial in The Omaha Bee, under the head, "No Half Way War." The quotation follows: "Congress may be depended upon not only to adopt the declaratory resolution, but to empower the presi dent to act with all the available re sources of the country mobilized to make our action effective. "With every patriotic citizen it must be, and it will be, 'America First, and America All the Time.' " Editorial extracts from some thirty leading metropolitan newspapers are grouped together for this page spread uuuii nc gcuci.il Lapuun, nil i America Responds to The President's Call." i Woman Robbed by Man Who Follows Her from Church A man she thought had attended her church, followed Mrs. N. J. Mc Kitrick, 1326 South Twenty-seventh street, after the evening services', and at Twenty-fourth and Poppleton ave nue grabbed her pocketbook, con taining $12 and a gold watch. Mrs. McKitrick and several other church members gave chase up a.i alley, but the man disappeared. Mrs. McKitrick greatlv valued the timepiece, as it was a birthday gift from her children. Here is a Chance to Join The Roosevelt Brigade Homer V. Knouse of the city water department, as secretary of the Ne- braska Association of Member! of the American Society of Civil En gineers, received a supply of applica tion blanks for use by those who wish to join a proposed engineering corps to serve with Theodore Roosevelt in France. THOMPSON BELDEN 6, CO. Ssfabftsked T3Q6 TUESDAY A Sale of Sample Suits $29.50 Perfectly tailored garments excep tional quality of fabrics. Sizes 16 to 44. The result of a special pur ' chae by our New York representative, Mr. Rob ert Nicoll. It it not often that Thomp son. Belden & Co. offer a t special sale. It ' i onle f when, after a careful in vestigation of the market, we are convinced that the merchandise is really of exceptional value. More Than 40 Different Styles In most cases only one garment of a style. Strictly tailored suits in blue and gray. Belted tail ored suits and sport suits. The fabrics are men's wear serges, Poiret twills, , gabardines and wool jer- Under ordinary circumstances these suits would sell . , Up to $65. Tuesday $29.50 As usual, no extra charge for alterations. NATIONAL DEFENSE. BULLETIN No. 1 To Local Military Organizations and Police Departments: IT IS of utmost importance that materials for instant use and defense, in case of sudden emergencies, should be at hand and entirely adequate to the require ments. Experience has shown that no one implement of defense or attack is more efficient than the Marlin Colt Machine Gun, which has met every detail of the most exacting requirements, both in actual warfare or in case of riots or uprisings, and has been adopted by the United States and many foreign governments. Orders for these guns, together with all ammunition required, can be filled by us immediately upon receipt of order. Prices quoted upon application. The Marlin Arms Corporation, New Haven, Conn. fMHBaladMMMmaMfcpjkTHaaLLa I