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HANG NG OF
Discharged Army Man Ad
cuts Leading of Mob Which
Executed Alleged Pro-Ger-nan
TASK OF HANGING
A IS DONE BY BOYS
Testimony Shows Bravery of
! Man Who Died on Tree
COLLINSVILLE. Ill , April 10.
'A requestthat his body be wrapped
la the American flag formed the last
word of. Robert Praeger, hanged
Uiere by mob early last Friday, ac
lot Hat to testimony today before
the coroner's Inquest by Joseph Rle-
' Id, It was said tonight-by person
who were present at the Inqnlry,
wb trh was held behind closed doors.
Rlegel. according to these pe.t-v
tout, admitted be was a leader of
the mob and Is said to have, given
the name of another member who
was his associate in, the leadership.
Praeger was hoisted Into the air
by boys from 12 to 1C years of aire.
Kief el Is said to have testified. He
it declared to have said Praeger de
nied that he was a spy or that he had
boarded ponder with the purpose
of blowing up the Maryville mine.
Rlcgel. lt is ald. paid a tribute to
Praeger's bravery, declaring that the
utter never shed a tear except when
b kissed the fla and that he did
not be for mercy. (
IMegel made a 'cohfest ion early to-'
day to a Kt. Iouis newspaper man
and persons present at the Inquest
asserted tonight tlf.it Rlegel had re
iterated before the jury every detail
mentioned In his statement to the
According to Rlegel's alleged state-
meat to the newspaper men be sa'd
ho was in a Collinsville saloon about
.10: IS o'clock Thursday night when
a policeman ordered the placed c'os
Cd, explalnlnr a crowd had collected
around the Jail. Leaving the saloon.
be Joined the crowd.
Concealment Angers Mob.
"The mayor tried to get na to go
away," he said. "He declared the
nan was gone. I said I did not be
lieve him and If he would not allow
' a United States army man to go in
, and see he would not let anybody
and I showed him my army discharge
"He told me to come In and the
crowd followed me. If we had found
tb man in the cell vfe would not
have bothered him but we were an
gry to feel that the police had sneak.
d him away. We went outside but
decided to look again. V
"Another man and I went into the
cellar and Beaver found Praeger hld-
ing In a pile of tiles. We led him
oct. Another man and I led him all
tha way to the tree."
En route to the scene of the hang'
lag several persons were met in au
tomobiles and Praeger was forced to
Ing and kiss the flag for them. At
the tree the man was Questioned for
twenty minntes by members of the
mob as to his alleged pro-German-
ira. Rlegel is reported to have
"W asked him If he was a. Ger
man spy .and if he had tried to Wow
en the Maryville mine," the alleged
"He denied he was a spy and that
.Rlegel's alleged story continues
Hanging Done by IVry.
"Somebody tied the rone around
Praeger's reck and several boys from
n to 18 years old, pnlled him no.
ju bands were not tied and he gran
bed at the rone; They let him down
t and said: 'Now are yon going to ten
V wuetaer anybody k mixed tip wnn
JonV W told him we were going
t' kill him If he did not tell every
"He said his parents were living
and he wanted to write to them. He
."' said he had" three partners hut
Willed totell their names. The
rowd kept getting more excited and
"Sptry. Rome one shouted; 'Well,
' " fie won't come in with anything.
WU him no.' -
"A boy .produced a handkerchief
" ma hand were tied.
Rleee! Admit Onllt.
' "I might have been the man who
na the tying. I was drunk. R
cause O had been in the army the
crowd made me the big, man in the
ttalr. I guess I was sort of puffed
"Just as we. were about to strinsr
tlm ap Praeger said: 'All right,
wyi. Oo ahead and kill me, bat
rp me in the flag when yoa bury
"Then ther milled the rone.
j"rlr looked on. I know a nrim
Of persons whose hands were on
"e rope." - . : v
Rlegel was said to have concluded
'th a tribute to the bravery of the
'He was the bravest man i ever
in my life. He never shed a
2a IC'nt hen h kissed the flag
M he did not ncebeg for mercy
or ns to turn him loose." i
iegeI married and has one
U-BOAT TRICK TO
SINK TROOPS OF
U. S. IS FEARED
Decrease in British Sinkings
Held to Mean Attack on
TROOP MOVEMENTS FAST
Rate of Departure Is Trebled
ing to Allies
WASHINGTON. April 10. With
tlv news that American troops now
are in the battle gone, the blunt
statement of David Lloyd George.
the British premier, to parliament as
to it net situation in Plcardy came
home to Americans today with added
forre. Army officers expressed sat
isfaction that reinforcements ordered
Into the fight by President Wilson
had begun to arrive, for the Brltlnh
premier had left no room for doubt
that the need for them Is urgent.
Behind that advance guard other
American forces are moving rapidly
to the front. Figures mav not be
disclosed, but It is known definitely
that the rate of departure Of Amer
ican troops for France Is now three
times that of only a short time aro.
This movement makes Interest In the
submarine situation acute. There
were Indications a few weeks asro
that the Hermans had coupled with
the assault In Plcardy an effort to
Increase their inroads unon allied
sh I opine. Officials here believed thst
with the situation on the battle
front as Mr. Lloyd George pictured
it. German, submarine efforts will be
concentrated aralnst trooo ships to
prevent American reinforcements
from reaching the battle front in
sufficient numbers to influence the
outcome this spring and summer.
While there has been no Informa
tion to Indicate any increased menace
tffthe transports, the very decided
falling off in the-slnklngs of British
ships last week and the present week
was interpreted in some Quart ej-s to
mean the diverting of the U-boats to
4he transport lanes. .
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Sergeant Kills Two Men,
Wounds Some, Shoots Self
FISHER'S ISLAND; April 10.
Sergeant James Boyle of the Coast
Artillery shot and killed two men.
wounding several others seriously,
including First Lieutenant Jean
Becheudand then committed; suiciae
will a service revolver, at rort
Wright today. He had Just returned
from leave of absence and apparent
ly ran amuck after his return to the
fort. o -
Belgian Relief Steamer
Hits Mine and) Sinks
AMSTERDAM, April 10 The Bel
gian relief steamer Flandres struck
a mine 1n the Free channel Monday
and sank, according to the Handela-
blad. The crew were saved.
Th Flandres was last reported
In available shipping records as hav
ing arrived at an American Atlantic
port February 1 8; She as a vessel
of 4157 tons and was owned at Ant
werp. . - ' - - .
Spokane 1. W. W. Ordered
Removed to Chicago
, SPOKANE, Wash., April 10.-Un
order-was Issued in the federal court
here today for the removal to Chi
cago of John Martin, alias John Mo
net e, who was indicted there with
other Industrial Workers of the
World for conspiracy, h When takn
In the recent raid on the Indutsrlal
Workers headquarters here he was
iolletcing for the defense fund f
the men Indicted in Chicago.
Alaska Dog Race Pat
Off on Account of War
NOME, Alaska. April 10. No All
Alaska sweepstakes dog race will ue
hftii hr this vear. the Nome Ken
nel club today having decided to
postpone the 118 race until 1919 on
arrennt of the war. This year a
stake money will be added to next
year's purse. '."., '
s vnr. manv vears the AH-Alasaa
sweepstakes races have been held
vorv snrlnr over the 412-mlle snow
trail from Nome to Candle, a Kotre-
bue sound point, and back, in
John Johnson, driving a team of
Siberian wolf hounds, set the record
at 74 hours, 14 minutes and 20 sec
onds. Some of the AlasKan waia
mntes" driven by "Scotty" Allan In
the 1911 and 1912 races have been
sold to the French government for
war work in the Alps. ,,.Aa
Last year tbe'pnrse was $200.
It was said hundreds of dollars
changed hands on the races every
years. When Nome . was .at Its
heighe. before the beach placers were
exhausted, the purse amounted to
$10,000 gold.' : Old Alaskans say that
one year $200,000 was wagered on
the result. .
Senators Blame Over-Optimistic
Reports Given to
Public and Put Responsi
bility on Officials
BATTLE PLANES TO
! BE BUILT IN FRANCE
Arrangement Made for Con
struction Oversea and Many
WHINGTON. April 10. Diffi
culties encountered In developing the
nation's great aviation progVam were
presented to the senate todav in
widely different aspects through ma
jority and minority- repoits on the
military couHulttee's protracted In
vestigation of the Subject.
The. majority, through Si-nator
Chamberlain of Oregon, chairman,
declared the' entire aviation situation
gravely disappointing; charged gov
ernment officials responsible for the
program -with misleading the public
with over-optimlstle statements and
urgently recommended that control
be taken from the army signal corps
and placed in the hands of a single
executive officer appointed by the
president. This report Is understood
to have ben adopted by a vote of
eight to five in the committee.
Senators Myers of Montana and
Klrby of Arkansas joined Senator
Sheupard of Texas In the minority
renort which asserted the majority
failed to give an accurate Impression
of the facts, and. that in the face of
unparalleled obstacles "on the whole
the record of, the signal corps Is one
of which every American can be Just
Inefficiency In Puzzllnff.
Although the majority says the
production of combat planes has
been a substantial failure, apparently
there Is no great difference of opin
ion, between the majority and the
minority as to the present status of
the program as a -whole. itbetlls
greeraBt arising over whether there
agreement arising over whether
there has been inefficiency and pro
crastination and misleading publicity
as the majority charges.
Some Information heretofore re
garded as closely guarded secrets is
disclosed in the reports. , Among
other things It is shown that:
Primary training planes to the
number of 354 and 342 advanced
training machines have been com
pleted In this country;
Production of training planes ln
the United Staras Is now proceeding
on a quantity bails;
Arrangements have been ma-?e
with France for the construction
there of 6000 battle planes by 7000
American mechanics sent across the
ocean for the purpose and using 11,-
000 tons of American material;
Construction of 11.500 battle
planes in the United . States !s
i Twenty training schools In Amer
ica have graduated 192C reserve of
ficer, aviators, though few of them
have been given advanced training.
and that of 1200 cadets sent last
year to Kngiana, i-rance ana iiaiy
for training only 450 have complet
ed primary training, and because of
the lack of planes the otbera may
have to be recalled home.
Action IIomiI on Itrimrt.
Investigation of aviation prob
lems by President WHson's special
committee, headed by 1L Snowden
Marshall, still Is in progress and a
preliminary report from that body
as to Its findings In connection with
organization of the aviation service
has been called for by the war ae
partment. It has been Indicated at
the department tfea action toward
readjusting responsibility for the
production of aircraft would be based
on that, report.
The publication of specific figures
in the senate committee's report at
tracted, considerable attent'on among
army oflcers. Brigadier General
Mclntvre. chief military censor, saiu
be had not been consulted as to the
advisability of making the dis
There Is a rrowina feeling about
the war department that a final set
tlement of the air program contro
versy must be reached very soon on-
less the efficiency of tne personnel
tow in charge Is to be Impaired by
the unrest nd fonfurwn created
by constant agitation.
. W. W. Editor Indicted
Charged With Sedition
NOME, Alaska. April 10. Martin
Kennelly. editor of the Industrial
Worker, a Nome daily newspaper,
was indicted by the federal grand
Jury here today on a charge of bav
inc violated the antl-sedltlon laws.
Kennellr. has ben editor of The
Worker since the resignation re
eentlr of Bruce Rogers,- aformer ed
ltor, who waa found guilty several
months ago on a charge of having
published seditious statements In the
paper. j , .
OREGON IS OVER
TOP IN LIBERTY
Claim Is Made to Honor of Be
ing First State to Attain
95 TOWNS WIN HONORS
Twelfth District Has Many
Claims for Flags Daily
PORTLAND. Apill 10. Oregon
and Portland went "over the top" In
the third liberty loan today. In tele
grams sent to federal reserve district
and national headquarters tonight
the state campaign organization of
ficially announced that Oregon had
passed Its quota of .$18. 495. 000 and
that Portland had passed its quota
The committee claimed for Oregon
th honor of being tbe first state to
sttaln Its quota and a similar honor
for Portland as the rim city of the
first class to complete Its set amount.
The campaign, will continue, the
SAN FRANCISCO, April 10. .'
Ninety-five towns., communities and
LcountieH ln the Twelfth federal re
serve bank district formally has
been awarded honor flags by tonight
In recognition of the" subscription of
their full quotas of th third liberty
loan. . According to the liberty loan
committee for the district, many
more claims for flags, are being re
Thursten county, Washington, the
first county unit to receive an honor
flag with two blue stars, marking an
over-subscription oftwo hundred per
cent, according to the commltfee, re
ported at noon Saturday that -$955.-600
had been subscribed. The coun
ty quota was $372,000.
Colusa and Trinity counties, Cali
fornia, were reported tb be 'entitled
to honor flags, the former having a
present subscription of $$72,500
with m quota of $557,000, and the
latter $19,000 with a quota of $18,
000. Johnsvllle precinct. Plumas
county. California, was awarded a
flag with one star for & one-hundred
per cent over-subscription.
Oregon Counties Over.,
Among those communities award
ed flags today. It was announced.
were Pend, Oreille county. Washing
ton. and Valley Ford, Washington.
Oregon liberty .loan headquarters
reported subscriptions of $12,313,
400 exclusive of Portland. Eighteen
out of thirty-five counties and 108
out of 167 towns in Oregon were r
ported to have "gone over the top."
William S. Hart and Charlie Chap
lin, two moving picture actors, ac
cording to advices from Los Angeles.
have subscribed.) respectively, to
$105,000 and $50.00.
State headquarters for Idaho at
Ilolse telegraphed today the follow
'Quota of twenty-five out of forty-
one counties now assured. You can
dependen on Idaho making good."
WASHINGTON. April 10. Degln-
njng tomorrow the country will be
given daily figures On total subscrip
tions for the third liberty loan. Fed
eral reserve banks were instructed
today to report immediately the sub
scriptions received up to 3 o'clock
this afternoon, but replies did not
reach the treasury until too late to
be tabulated. Hereafter . the sub-
scrltpions for one day's work are ex
pected to show in the treasury, totals
the following night. , '
These reports will be of two classes
subscriptions that have reached
resrve banks accompanied by 5 per
cent Initial paymentf; aid in addi
tion the total of these subscription.
and those reported by banks '.'and
trust companies in the districts but
nrt actually forwarded to the re
serve banks with the rash payments.
Ixcal campaign committees will be
permitted to gather reports of the
latter class In their communities and
to give them out for, publication.
This course was authorized by
treasury in a message to reserve
banks following receipt of a multi
tude of protests against the ruling
that committees were not to give out
estimates on daily subscriptions, nor
were these estimates to be collected
Intention Followed -Out.
Official explained that the later
pretation of the ruling given todav
was In accordance with the prlignal
Intention, and that the former In
structions had been generally mlftbn
derstood as barring tabulation in
each community of subscriptions re
corded by local banks..
' A note or caution against too
mnch optimism over slTccess of the
loan In the first days was sounded
In tonight's treasury review.
"Officials in charge of the third
liberty lo.-p call attention." says the
statement, "to the fact that the
more complete organization, the
honor flag competition and a more
thorough knowledge of the charac
ter of the government's securities
and the necessity for' their pnrchase
have resulted in more early subscrip
tions that otherwise might have been
the case. Therefore, they warn all
(Continued on pace 2)
Director Deckebach Reports
Returns for Marion County
Up to 4 O'CIock Yesterday
"NO SLACKERS" IS
j STEINER'S POLICY
Letters of Unmistakeahle
Meaning Sent to Those
F. O. Deckebach. Marlon county
director for the . third liberty loan,
telegraphed Portlands headquarteis
at 4 o'clock yesterday 'afternoon that
mn ceunty has subscribed $503,000
of lh total quota of $829,000 allot
ted. The raising or thN amount was
fciompllshed practically during
Monday, Tuesday and a part of Wed
nesday, as the actual drlv in Knler-i
did net start until Monday morning.
saiem and adjacent rural terri
tory, the district assigned to General
H. n.!I Hteiner and. his teams, has
subscribed In the neighborhood of
1 300.000. The exact amount cannot
be given for the reason that yester
day's figures could not b4 tabutatd
In time. to announce last night. Si
b in's quota Is $517 r,r,o. i
JKach Dlstrkt IteMrtf4.
Thei following figures show the re
sults In the several districts into
whlchi Marion county has been di
Aurora . .
Donald . .
Cervals . .
St. Paul . . .
Salem . . .
IWkehach Is Optimistic.
The list does not Include returns
from Mill City, which Is a part of
the'Stayton district. Advices from
there Indicate that returns will show
a large subscription. The' towns of
the county that have now gone 'over
the top" are Monitor, St. Paul, Ger
vais. Mt. Angel and Donald.
"The number of subscribers to the
third" liberty loan will exceed thoso
of the previous drives many times,'
said Director )eckebach last night
"This Is owing to the thorough or
ganization that was Inaugurated by
the state committee and the hearty
Co-operation of all the local county
i . . i
tommiiu'e inn wnrfr, .warrm
county as a whole and Salem In par
ttculariwlll certainly come to the
scratch and meet the call of the gov
eminent 'In the third lilx-rty loan
. As loader for the Salem district.
General: Stelner has adopted a policy
of "no slac kers." .
' "Never In the history of Salem.'
f.ald ilr. Stelner last night, "has
there been an organisation of men
with as determined a purpose. And
our purpose Is to that there are
no slack es"
firlm rtermlntlon Kliown.
That Dr.- Stelner and his lleuten-
(Continued on pago 2)
12,000 MEN TO
BE CALLED OUT
Crowder Issues Call for Men
Qualified in 75 Different
WASHINGTON, April 10. Pro
vost Marshal General Crowder has
telegraph'd to state rovernors ask
ing them to make It known through
out their respective states that the
arrn needs about 12,0o from about
seventy-five different trades and oc
cupation!. It wasv learned today that a call
for these men soon to be Issued will
be in addition to that of last Satur
day for the mobilization of 150.000
fighting men on April 26. The es
timate of the nnmber of men of spe
cial qualifications Is only tentative
and may be Increased to 15,000 or
more before the end of the month.
as military needs .dictate.
As Is astial when special calls are
made, the voluntary Induction sys
tem will 'be used as far. as possible
Any draft 'registrant falling within
the desired category will be given
the opportunity of volunteering to
his local; board for service, but if
the required nnmber is not obtained
by this method, local boards. will
Induct enough men s to fill their
Reports to- the provost marshal
general will be made about April 29,
It was said, and the call la expected
HELD AS ONE OF
Sir Gave Does Not Believe
Army Will Be Needed to :
80,000 MEN AVAILABLE
Efficiency of Move to Raise
Age Limit to 50 Years
IXH.V, April 10. The hou of
common tonight pa! the serund
reading of tlm gm emmet iI'n mumi
lamer MU. Tbe-Yota u ft&S to
LONDON, April 10. In moving
the second reading of the man power
bill in the house of commons today
Sir Geotge Cave, Unionist member
for Surrey, said it was the duty of
the country to do everything it could
do, and then only should It 'be en
titled to use to the fullest extent the
hely given by Its allies. Germany
had made F.urop an armed camp.
be addedt and the necessity of taking
every man who could be spared was
Sir George declared he had been
advised that the application of the
man power bill to Ireland would yield
a large number of men. but if only
five divisions could be got fiom
Ireland It would be worth while. He
did not believe the army would be
needed to force the operation of the
The speaker added that even if
there was an Irish parliament today
the question of conscription In Ire
land still would rest with the Im
IrelaiMl'a Voice Not Heard.
Sir George, being continually in
terrupted by Nationalist members,
said be doubled whether the voice of
Ireland had yet been heard in the
matter. The speaker of the house
appealed to the Irish' members to
give Sir -Gorge a fair hearing. At
ter Sir Charles Hobbouse. the form
er postmaster general, and Donald
Mac Lean had criticised the bill, ex
pressing the opinion that the sum
ber of men over forty years who
were fit for service did not Justify
raising the age limit, John Dillon.
the Nationalist leader,' said that
apart altogether from Ireland, no
case has been made not of the bill
Itself. As to the Irish proposals.
they would destroy the hope of an
Irish settlement during the war. t.
I XwE?a . ilsnd ra!rd"4Vythaete-Meslnes ridge have been
make a plebiscite In Ireland and de-PlrM,,i k,.w v..t
He challenged the government to,
dared that Antrim would vote with
Clare against conscription. The
farmers of Ulster, he said, were
Sir Edward Carson, Interrupting.
"No more than the farmers of
FX I male Declared onMne.
The estimate of 400.000 men from
Ireland, continued Mr. Dillon waa
nonsense. Two years ago the figure
was put at 120.000 and since then
20.000 bad volunteered. He believed
that no more-thaA 80.000 could be
obtained. He continued:
The real purpose of the bill waa
to divert public attention and Inquiry
from the true causes of the failure
on the western front. The attept to
extend the bill to Ireland would open
up another war front In Ireland, all
the more formidable becaase It would
be a moral front In which Britain
would be wrong: it-would be a front
which whatever form the conflict
took, would spreak to America and
Australia and to all the corners of
the earth where the Irish race were
scattered. The prospect before the
government was that for. the remain
der of the war It must hold Ireland
under strict military law with ever-
Ia committee the Nationalists
would propose to have county option,
and If the government would concede
that, perhaps they would cry quits
and not oppose the bill further. He
had no hope that a home rule bill
accctpaife to Ireland could be
F.fflclenry of Morn ku1ted.
Kx-Premler Asqulth said he much
doubted whether the ralsina of the
military axe to 50 would result In
the increased military eMclency ex
pected. He considered it more prob
able that, owing to the resulting dis
location In, Industry, it would cause
a diminution la the sum total of the
available source for the conduct of
With reference to Ireland he said
the question of compulsory, service,
when It was proposed tor Great Brit
ain, should be extended to Ireland
hsd already leen twice considered
by the late rovernment and.on both
occasions had been deliberately re
jected. The test to eb applied was
alwav whether the advantag?
would e rreater than the disadvan
tages It was purely a -practical
The government was introducing a
lafge measure of selt-govemment ror
Iretand and he hoped the measure
woold be received with something
like general assent.
There was both constitutional and
revolutionary movements In Ireland.
Oi forces was not against the allies
(Continued on paga I)
Deep Salients Are Driven Into
Allied Line on Several Sec
tori. Along 20-Mile Battle
Front But Germans Do Not
VIMY RIDGE SHELLED
BY GERMAN BATTERIES
Six Thousand Prisoners and
100 Machine Guns Latest
Claim of Berlin; Germans '
Cross River Lys
(Bit r AtBortnitd Prtti) ,
American troops are now reinforc
ing the Hritlsh line in France, alone
the greater portion of which .-1 h
Germans are keeping np their atrong
attacks with hordes of men and great
concent rat Ion a of 'artillery In assanlta
mat now apparently have their ob
jective in the penetrating of the bat
tle front in northern Franc and
From the aonth of Ypres. In Bel-
glum, to the region or La liasaee. fn
France, the new Offensive or the Ger
mans la being carried out with great
desoeratlon. I '
On several aexfors tef 'the inew
twenty-mfle battle line, a' few deep
salients have been driven by the en
emy, but In the process the Germans
nowbere have been able to break
through, the line merely Deeding
back nnder the great pressure. Par
ticularly deep are the wedges north
west of ' Armentlerea and northwest
of La Passee salients which seem
to make certain .the evacuation by
the. British of Armentlerea .and. to
threaten seriously the Important '
railroad Junction of Betlinne. "
Hans Make Headway.
British posltons southwest of Ar
mentieres. lying between the River
Lys and Don be. aorth of Armen
tlerea. alona tb fire mile front be
tween the Ploegsteert-wood and tho
of La Passee, Glvenchy bill, the key
to Bethune. has been tenaciously
held by the British and the town of
Glvenchy retaken, while to , the .
north In the region of Tyres," the
enemy's attacks against the high
ground about the Messlnes ridge ev
erywhere have been derisively re
pulsed. The British In recapturing
Glvenchy mad! inearly a thousanl
i The latest German official state
ment asserts that between Armen
tleres and Fstalres the Germans have
crossed the Lys river and that north
of Armentlerea the British lines on
loth sides of 'Waasteeten-Warnetoa
have been penetrated. Six thousand
prisoners and 100 guns are claimed
to have been. taken by the Germans
In the flrhtlng between Armentlerea
and La Uaasee canal.
Vlmy I tldge Active.
The famous Vlmy ridge, won a
yay ago by the Canadians, la receiv
ing a nrodizlon visitation of sheila
from German batteries.
While the battle In the north had
been in progress the fighting south
of the Somme, where the British are .
aligned against the Germans, has
been rather subdued. Not so, bow
ever, on the sectors where the
French and Germans are disputing
th occupancy of terrain.
Furious assaults and ceunter-as-saolts
have been going on around
Channy. the village changing hands
many times. At last accounts the
r rench not alone held the village
but also the nearby cemetery.
CANADIAN ARMY HEADQUAR-
TEHB. April 10. (By The Canadian
Tress. Llmited)-1 Foiled in their at
t"irpt to outflank Vlmy ridge la th
south, the Germans are now attempt
lag the same maneuver from the
north of Bethune. The anniversary
of the date that saw Canada victor!-
nor In winning back so mnch of th
coal lands of Franc finds those
lands menaced again. Canada with
its hard-won Vlmy ridge behind it
waits for Germany to dare a frontal
All yesterday1 afternoon, evening.'
a&2 this morning our auns answered .
those of the enemy. Throughout th
area from the Scarpe to Kaurhei th-
llttl villages have known again tb
bloed price of battle. - Women an t ,
child ren are evacuating homes. Death
baa visited many. War brooda over
the rid re. 1 .
Italn AdIel to Rum.
From Iens to. Arras rula is belnr
adf'ed ta rulr. Smoky by day. rim
med In fire by night, our old battle"
grounds are alive araln.
Constant cramplier of shells tn ,
Arras. Llevln, Acquroivres and other
(Continued on pa;e 2)
to follow; within a few days.
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