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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, MARCH i?6, .1918.
KAISER LAUNCHES PUSHTOSAVEOWN FATE LIS. BELIEF War Department Statement Says Offensive Proves Jhat German Militarists' Were Forced to Begin Activities. (Br Associated Press.) Washington, March 25. -Th? Ger man, offensive, says the War depart ment today, proves that the German militarists, no longer able to control the German people by political maneuvers, sliavebeen forced to at tempt a gigantic feat of arms to main tain their domination. ' While the great attack has, been able to make headway no definite en veloping movement has been . out SIBERIAN ACTION ' DISTURBS JAPAN Question of ..Dispatch of Army to Russia Overshadows Every thing Else; Considered National Problem. lined, the communique says, and it would be premajure to express opin ions on the tactical phase with a com bat situation inevitable, changing in a battle of such magnitude. "The assault launched by the Ger mans against the. British' front has reopened the fighting season in the west," says the communique. "This operation confirms to us that the German higher command, unable to control -the strategic situation through political agencies. as has been unceasingly attempted during the past tour months, flas been, forced to en gage in a desperate military venture in an eltort to retain its domination over the peoples of the central cm pires and, if possible, force a vic torious "peace by the fortune of arms. Followed Brief Preparation. "The German attack began with brief but overwhelming artillery bombardment with high explosive and gas shells, at dawn on March 21, in the rolling country north of the Oise, 94 miles northeast of Paris. "From Gf oisseles, south to Verdeuil, a distance of 47 miles, the Germans concentrated 4his preliminary barrageTthe price of food and other necessitie T in which a number of Austrian bat teries participated. .' ' "At the same time hostile artillery was active in Hie Ypres-La Bassee region. ' "The German infantry divisions thereupon advanced to the attack along the flanks of the salient in front of Cambrai. Furious fighting continues on the northern flanlc be tween (yroisilles, Bullecourt and Lagnicourt, on the southern, along the t line Gouzeacourt - Hargricourt-Levr-guier and extending across the Cro yat canal tobeyond La Fere. "The British forces a're heavily en gaged. Vhile the Germans have been able to make headway no definite en veloping movement is as yet outlined. "It would be premature to express an opinion regarding the tactical phases of the operations now taking place. We must expect., further changes in thecombat situation, which ar inevitable in a battle of such mag nitude. , Americans Are Busy. "Enemy casualties have Jjeen ex ceedingly heavy. u "Our forces in training in Lorraine , are still holding- on to the trenches northeast of Bradenviller, which were captured last week. In this region our fj artillery is continuing to Datter tne German lines and a number of scout ing parties, which have penetrated the rerman positions report that enemy works have been considerably dam aged. ' "In our sector north of Toul our artillery has successfully bombarded enermy works and billets Dehind their lines. "Simultaneous with the German of fensive operations in the west, we note further hostile activity (in Italy, which may be the prelude of an of fensive in this'theater. - German Transport Lost; All on Board Drowned London, March 25. Finlanders ar riving at Stockholm on the gunboat " Svenskund say that the German trans port frankland struck a mine and sank atNoorkft-d, according tb an Ex ' change Telegram dispatch - from Stockholm. The transport was v arowded with soldiers, cannon and F munitions, and, according to the dis patch, the entire crew, all of the sol diers and Admiral von Meyrer were lost. .- A Stockholm dispatch dattdV March 22, said that another German' trans port had been blown up by a mine near the Aland, islands and that the transport Frankland which came to its rescue was damaged severely by another explosion. Food Administration Will 1 Insist on Food Regulations Washington, March 25. Obstruc tion of new wheat conservations regulations will "not be tolerated by the food administration. Plans for keeping a check on commercial bakers 'wete announced t today by the administration.. Serious " or (Continued disregard of the rules will be handled' by officials here who ' are empowered to revoke licenses ,nd force'disloyal food handlers out of business. V Private. persons who may seek to hoard to gratify their appetites, wh:le patriotic citizens areco-operating in the conservation of wheat, will meet equal seVerity. it is said. Tokio, March 25. The interest in America and in Europe in the pos sibility of Japanese ' military inter vention in the war. is duplicated in Japan, where the question of the dis patch of any army to Siberia not only overshadows everything else, but has created a national problem not ap proached in importance since the Russo-Japanese war. The correspon dent, in this connection, is reliably in formed "that Japan after the frankest exchange of views with the allies, is still studying the question and has not decided upon its policy. Representative opinion among the Japanese "regards the situation as serious and as. fraught with, pos sibilities of danger to the safety and national interests of Japan, as well as to the cause of the lilies. The chaos in Siberia, with battle between oppos ing factions on the border of Man churia, is regarded as made more sipister by the presence of 140,000 German and Austrian prisoners who are virtually at liberty, and by re cent accounts that German officers have been seen in the -nks fighting with the bolshevik. It, is announced that the Japanese navy is making careful preparations to meet the possibility of the Germans transposing suDmannes to tne ra cific. .The two Japanese warships at Vladivostok, it is pointed out, could land marines in the event of danger to the uves- and property of the Japanese. The fa t that several Japanese were among the killed and wounded m recent Siberian engage ments has encouraged the press more vigorously to urge governmental action. s v In Japan the war has created a grave question by the, steady rise in causing increasing- hardships to the masses. ITALIANS HURL BACK ENEMY IN FIERCE ATTACK in Northern Italy, March 23. A sharp skirmish occurred on the lower Piave last night when a party of Arditti made a surprise crossing of the river and advanced to the machine gun positions of the enemy trenches. With hand grenades a rush was made on the forward trench which was cleared after a hand to hand fight, a number f its occupants being killed. Considerable material was captured and brought back. Another hot skirmish occurred on the mountain 'front, where a croun of Austrians succeeded in penetrating an Italian outpost, but were dislodsred and driven back with loss afterlively lighting. lhe cannonade alone the Piave and the mountain fronts is beginning to show increased activity. The enemv 1s again resorting to insidious methods of propaganda, and the latest air raids, are notable for the dropping of mani festos and peace literature instead of bombs. EASTER PARADE THRONG ARRIVES ATLANTIC CITY Americans and Canadians,, Sol diers and Titled Personages from Abroad Join Board walk Throng Atlantic City, N. J., March 24.- Sojoumers from several countries are here in the great Lenten assembly, which rivals many"of the crowds last summer. The number of arrivals .will be augmented daily until Easterwhen the great climax, the annual Easter promenade, a national institution, will be witnessed by persons from all sec tions of the United States and Cana da and from European countries. Count de La Ferti Taucher of Paris will be seen in the promenade tonight. He is at the Chelsea. Captain A. Lofttis Bryan of London, who is at the Traymore, was in the boardwalk throng. Captain David Albala of the Serbian arniv, who at the Alamac, was seen with friends along the walk. S. .lvertoa Wilson, a wool broker of Sydney, Australia who, is at the Dennis, was in the roll ing chair procession. Sibelle A Skipton ot Athicne, Ireland, also is at the Dennis. Miss Elizabeth R. Williamson of Brazil was on the walk this evening. Monsieur H. Vinti of Paris, who is at the Traymore, also was on the ' -ooden way. Mr. and Mrs. Angicr D. Duke of New York are at the Traymore. Mrs. Charles D. Orth, Miss Kathryn Knight and Miss Gertrude Simson ar rived together from" Brooklyn." They are at (Tie Marlborough-Blenheim. H. W. Hubbell of New York is one of the later, arrivals -at th Chalfonte, W. ' Tyrie Stevens,, is at the St, Charles. , Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Remick of New York are at the Chelsea with their two children. Capt. Whipperman Invited to Launching of Concrete Ship .Captain Frank Whipperman, cne of Omaha's soldier sons, now in the aviation section of the signal -st rps at Warn IVv rere'tvpA an ini'tation Headquarters of the Italian Armylfrpm the San Francisco Shipbu'l.-'mg company to be present at the lat.nch ing of the steamship Faith, the frst reinforced concrete ship rvtr launched. ' Captain Whipperman, before he was commissioned, was president of the Omaha Concrete Stone compr.ny in Omaha and managed the affrrs of the Mid-West Cement Users' associa tion. 'Before the conyention two years .ago in Omaha he declared ih.'ps would fiave to be built of concete eventually. , Captain Whipperman now takes great pride in the fact that his predic tion came true, though he was Ln'ible to leave his post to accept the invita tion to the launching ceremonies! Obituary NINE AMERICANS DECORATED WITH FRENCH CROSSES (By Aawrlatrd Vre.) With the American Army m France, March 2. The distinguished service cross has been awarded nine American soldiers, but three of those decorated are dead and the cross, with an appropriate letter, will be for warded to the next of kin. i he decorations have been con ferred on Second Lieutenant A. W. Terrel; Medical Sergeant Thoma Peterson (dead); Privates Htrman Oenipy and Lenni r-illengem (both dead) and Sergeants Varner HaTl, and lames II. West, and Cornorals Kdeiris ------ - i M. l'reenian. Amos leske ana liomer hitcd, all of the same infantry regi ment. 1 . . Some of the men had alreadv been Tlecorated with the FrencfTwar cross Medical Sergeant Peterson, as pre viously reported, was attached to an artillery regiment and in action on March 5, although mortally wounded supsrvised the-v care of wounded brought to a station which he had es tablished, and in order to Save the lives of others gave up his own. He died jfi his wounds the same night, Private Fillengem, as sentry, stood by his post the same day, notwith standing a heavy shell fire, aiul.was mortally wtfunded a a result. British Press . Confident Von Hindenburg About Done London, March 25. Commenting on the creat Dattie in rrancc, tne Sunday-Times says: "In all previous great assaults the chief success has been gained at the first thrust but in this battle, whereas the Germans were unable to issue flowery report at ''ic close of the first day, it has to be admitted that their second and third communiques will be more satisfactory froni this point of view. The German military caste are out for victory, even if Jo gain they must destroy the people to whom they promised its fruits. They have already flung nearly one-third of their entire western resources against the sector measuring one- teoth of the western front and must continue to fling fresh divisions into the bipod bath "With time on our side and fewer troops exposed to the death blast, we may reasonably count on holding in hand reserves vpowerful enough to deal a crushing counter stroke when on Hindenburg has shattered his last legions against the impregnable British wall. . , , M Jap Newspaper, in Powerful Editorial, Demands Action Tokio. Marcfl 25. The Jiii Shimpo, n a powerful editorial today says lhc question ot supplying ships to America cannot be regarded as business deal any more . than tle dispatches tf Japanese slnps to the Mediterranean. So long a.i Japan is one of the allies, she should be ready and willing to do so. It is Japan's duty to furnish America with bottoms to help the cause of the allies. To talk of compensation is to misunder tand the position of Japan. Sacri fices are unavoidable; talk of profits s a sign of business. In conclusion the Jiji urges the gfivernment to exercise the right to regulate the charter rates and force . t . 1 ' I A- A- 1 hrc nm? A 'irriSQir 51! wi, jsemsii commercial micrcsis iu rcanzc ster street, died "Monday mJrnl..& at;tnc situation and the national obli a hospital. She is survived by her Rations and cease talking of com- GERMANS DRIVE AWAKENS WEST, SAYS O'CONNOR Great Irish Leader Confident Last Desperate Gamble of German Commanders Is Futile Attempt. (H.v AaMM-lated Trm.) San Francisco, Cal., March 24. The Germai; drive has awakcufrd the west to a realization of the serious- One-Minute Storey Talk Probably never in clothing store history has there been a season when the reputation of a store's quality meant so much to clothes buyers. We have anticipated in every possible .Wy and pro vided every safeguard to make clothes buying safe for you at our store. At heretofore, you're sure of whet you' buy here. ness of the war, said T., P. O'Connor, noted Irish journalist and member of the British parliament, today. lie spoke 'befo-e the Burlingame Coun try club. "It was especially gratifying to me to see the universal interest shown throughout the west in the soryof the battle' Mr. O'Connor said. "Gratifying also was the undisguised anxiety of the people that the allied forces should wiq. "I have not the smallest fear that the Gcrmr.rfs will produce a decision. for a decision means the wholesale destruction by death and surrender of a great portion, if not the whole, of an army, such as pecurred for in stance at S'da. Last Desperate Gamble. "To me the nibst hopeful fact of the situation is that this looks like a last desperate gamble of the German commanders to anticipate the arrival pf,jjie Anwjca ntroons by Jhe de- struction of the French and the Brit ish. It is a gamble which is costing hundreds of thousands of lives in a nation already depressed by the ever receding prospect of success and which must exercise a profound in fluence on the German people. The kaiser and junkerism are-throwing all their stakes on the table, and unless they win, their loss must be decisive." Even if there were no notable de fenses the German drive" would have to stop, Colonel A. E. Murray, eighth earl of Dur.more, said in an address .' based on three years' service in France. r "We broke the German lines at the Somme, at Vimy Ridge, Passchen daele ridge and Cambrai," he said. "At Cambni there was nothing in the way of formidable defenses be- tween the British army and Berlin, but we could not force the situation for a, reason that will be soon known." I - , i 1- 1 The Clothes Critic Who Compares Is the man who best appreciates the high quality and character of Brandegee-Kincaid Hand-Tailored Clothes . Ready-for-5ervice T ASTING satisfaction to the last day you wear them will be YOUR experience with these masterfully tailored garments. The woolens, the workmanship and the remark able fitting features of BrandeeKincaid pro ductions are too good for you to overlook. That's why we offer the west's most interesting and com- ; plete snowing of these - V Smart Spring vSuits at $20 to $45 , Spring Top Coats, $15 to $35 An entirely different and distinctive way of hand-' ling the "militaryinfluence" in civilian clothes making and the unusually attractive patterns and colors will defignt you. 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N They raised 300 war gardens last summer, besides six troop gardens and one big Scout gaden of six acres. Thy have sold $35,000 in War Saving Stamps and are stjll working on that task. In addition they ielped in the spring "cleanup" x campaign, policed the Ak-Sar-Ben parades, patrolled the city Hallowe'en and helped as guides and mes sengers in many conventions.. . You Can Help Keep, the Boy Scouts Working . The Boy Scouts did all these things--not for, r hjoiiey riot for 'glory just for the pure joy of service. They cannot continue these war activities and at the same time finance themselves. And it takes so very, little to keep them going that the people of Omaha will,' without question, finance them for another year oft .worK. t Tomorrow 200 of Omaha's busiest and biggest business men leave their desks to go out and solicit funds for (his splendid organization. But even 200 men cannot see everyone who will want to help in this grand work. - They may have neither time nor opportunity 'to see you. So here is your chance to show your loyalty to the boys of Omaha. Seize it you'll feel better every s time you see a Scout uniform. The Boy Stouts are not a mili- fillmn and mail today'' v nrcxTn?nt!nn orA oil roKryinn a I " " i BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, tary organization and all religions meet on the basis of manliness, not creed, in their ranks. 1 Boy Scout Campaign .Committee - Patterson Blocki Omaha. - i I wish to help the Omaha Boy Scouts and subscribe the sum fit $. payable on or beforeJune 1, 1$18 " Name. . , , ..,;. . . ,, . , , . r;