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THE EEMNWEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE. NIMAMOL
OFF BIG ATTACK
Three Days of Fierce Bombard
ment Precedes the Onslaught
Which Is Stopped.
SHOCK UNITS ARE DEFEATED
Germans 8end Rain of Gas Shells and
Pershing's Men Fight Wearing
Masks Heaviest Attack Go
Far 1 3 Launched by Huns.
With the American Army In Franco,
iAprll 13. Tho Germans attempted an
mttnek against the Amerlcun positions
Inortlnvest of Toul Just before sunrlso
land were completely repulsed. Two
German prisoners said that the enemy
iplnnned tho attack with a force of 800
jmen, but that It was stopped In Its
'full strength by tho effective Are of
tho American artillery. Tho Ameri
cans lost no prisoners. One of tho
'Gorman prisoners died later of
American troops on a certain sector
.repulsed tho heaviest German attack
yet muUo on an American force. Brll
illnnt work by American gunners dis
persed the Germun lnfautry before
ithey reached tho wire entanglements
mnd those of tho enemy who got Into
itho wlro were accounted for with ma
chine gun and rifle tire.
The German attack came'nfter a vio
lent artillery bombardment of 'three
(days. A largo number of the enemy
1 jnre believed to have been killed or
.wounded during tho attack, which con-
'tinned for nearly two hours.
For 72 hours beforo their effort the
'Germans had been firing an lncrcns
Ing number of shells at the American
(positions and making extensive use
tof gas shells. At noon the day beforo
the enemy began a harassing Are
iigalnst ono of tho American strong
points and kept It up throughout the
night, dropping hundreds of shells of
nil calibers on both front and rear po
sltlons. Tho American artillery re
plied vigorously, tho men In some bat
teries working with their gas raaskB on
tor two or three hours at a stretch.
About Ave o'clock in the morning
3crmnn Infantrymen In the front line
signaled tholr batteries for a barrage
and started for the American front
line. The American gunners laid a
-counter-barrage almost Immediately.
As soon as the American barrage
lifted Aroerlcnn Infantrymen climbed
from their shelters and attacked the
enemy with heavy machine gun and
rifle lire, driving back those who had
not been dispersed by tho artillery Are.
1 CONSCRIPTION FOR IRELAND
Lloyd-George Announces Plan In Com
monsIrish Members Oppose New
London, April 11. Uproar wan
caused by the nationalists In the house
of commons on Tuesday when Premier
Lloyd George nnnounced In his man
power-bill speech that It was proposed
to extend conscription to Ireland.
Members of tho Irish party chal
lenged tho prime minister to carry
out tho government plans, ono caw
"Come across and get us."
Lloyd George also paid tribute to
America, declaring that its lntcrvcn
tlon might bo tho decisive factor in
tho struggle, which ho expected to
go six or eight months more, now that
tho most critical moment of the war
had been entered, although united
States troops had not gone Into the
clash as early as was expected.
It was his statement as to Ireland
however, which attracted the. main
attention. Ho promised that tho man
Tiower act would be extended to tho
Emerald Isle, under the same condl
lions ns to Great Britain, and that a
measure of self-government for Ireland
would be Introduced, admitting that
tho military ago would bo extended
"When nn emergency has arisen,"
Lloyd George satd, "which makes It
necessary to put men of fifty and boys
of eighteen into the fight for liberty, It
Is not possible to cxcludo Ireland from
conscription by a parliament In which
Ireland Is represented, and which
committed tho country to tho war
without a dissenting voice."
Tho premier nnnounced he hoped
to get tho bill through all its stages
this week, ns it was a matter of
SENATE FOR HIGHER WHEAT
Upper Body Adopts Conference Report
on Agricultural Bill House
to Vote Next.
Washington, April 15. In (he con
rnvopav nvfr Inerrnso of the rovern-
ment minimum guarantee price for
wlient to y.ou per uusnei me senate
on Frldny again recorded Itself in
favor qr the incrense.
15,000 Huns Fight Finns.
Stockholm, April 13. German troops
numbering 15,000 are now operating
along the southern coast of Finland
where they already have had several
battles with tho Finnish "reds," ac
cording to Information received here,
Germans Seize Russ Town.
Jondon, April 13. Reuter's lotro-
crad correspondent reports that, the
Germans hnvo occupied Lgov, 130
miles northwest of Kharkov. After
taking Lgov they sent an ultimatum
demanding tho surrender of Kursk.
DR. AUGUST PHILLIPS
Dr. August Phillips, tho minister
from Holland, who has been In Wash
ington but n short time, has been
granted leave to return home. Ho says
It is because of his poor health, but
there were reports that his government
was being pressed uy Berlin to adopt
measures of retaliation for the seizure
of Dutch shipping by the United
States and Great Britain.
MOW DOWN THE HUNS
U. S. ENGINEERS HELP STOP
GERMANS NEAR ST. QUENTIN.
Yankees Become Sickened by Sham
bles, But Remain on Job Guns
Too Hot to Work.
With tho American Army In France,
April 11. Tho American railway en
glnecrs who helped stem tho tide of
tho onrushlng Germans during tho
opening days of the battle now In
progress fought shoulder to shoulder
with Canndlan engineers In carrying
out their task. They held their ground
stubbornly and only retired to prcxl
ously prepared positions when forced
to do so nud Inflicted casualties by the
thousands upon tho Germans as they
advanced In close formation, In ono
plncp in ns many ns seven waves, each
wavo ten men deep and 100 yards
Tho Americans with the Cnnndlans
had all tho ammunition they needed
and, although they were unsupported
by the artillery and armed only with
rifles and with a few machlno guns,
they poured scythcllko streams of bul
lets Into tho enemy at several different
times, until tho weapons wero so hot
ns to be useless.
This handful of American soldiers
who' wero not hnrdened to such terrific
slaughter, was sickened by tho sham
bles it created, but fought furiously
for several days, helping to hold tho
enemy all tho way from St. Quentln
to tho vicinity of Noyon. These wero
the Amerlcnns mentioned nt tho tlmo
In tho official communiques, but these
details of their exploits It has only
now been possible to secure.
With tho American Army In France,
April' 11. American outposts In tho
Lorrnlne sector attacked n German
patrol and killed one of tho enemy.
The Americans dragged the body
across No Man's Land Into their own
trenches for Identification.
U. S. GENERAL IS OUSTED
German-Born Officer Removed on DIs,
loyalty Charge Was Trained
Washington, April 12. Discharge
from the federnl service of Brig. Gen
Frederick E. ltescho of Minnesota, n
German-born officer commanding n
brlgndo of tho Thirty-fourth National
Guard division nt Camp Cody, N. M,
was announced In army orders.
Failure to maintain lils command on
nn efficient footing Is tho cause offi
clnlly nnnounced for giving tho officer
an honorable discharge. Certain re-
marks attributed to him, however
hnvo drawn nttentlon to tho question
of his loyalty and, while no overt act
of disloyalty has been charged, his ut
teranccs are being Investigated.
SENATOR STONE IS STRICKEN
Chairman of Foreign Relations Com
mlttee Seized with Paralysis
While Riding on a Street Car.
Washington, April 12. Senator
Stone of Missouri, chairman of the far
elen relations committee, was stricken
with paralysis on Wednesday when
riding In a street car en routo to his
office In tho cnnltol.
The senator was removed to tho son
nte office building, where medical ns
slstanco was announced, nnd later
was taken to his home.
Senator Broussard Near Death.
New Ibcrln, Ln., April 15. Reports
from the bedside of United States
Senntor Robert F. Broussard, critical
ly 111 at his homo here, wero that ho
was gradually sinking nnd death was
Oil Tanker on New England Reef.
New York. Anrll IB. The tank
steamship Currier, owned by tho Gulf
Ttoflntnir comnnny. Is nsround on a reef
off tho New Englnnd const, according
to a wireless message, anirty-eight
men constltuto tho crow.
0. S. MEN REGAIN
BILL FROM HUNS
Americans in Counter-Attack
Capture Observation Post
Northwest of Toul.
IGHTING LASTS ALL DAY
Ynnkees Repulse Two Attacks and
Battle Is Still On Enemy Intend
ed to Penetrate to Third Lino
In Wednesday's Raid.
Willi tho American Armies In France,
April 15. After repulsing two German
attacks on tho American positions
northwest of Toul, American troops on
rluuy counter-attacked and recap
tured nn observation hill.
The American troops battled with
tho Germans nil day, Infantry nnd ar
At n late hour the lighting was con
In the raid carried out by tho Ger
mans on Wednesdny against the
Americans northwest of Toul tho
enemy intended to penetrate to tho
third lino positions, according to In
formation obtained from a prisoner.
This Is corroborated by material
found on dead Germans. The enemy
carried wire, dynamite, Intrenching
tools and other Implements for organ
izing tho positions.
Tho Americans know ln ndvnnco of
tho proposed nttack through Infor
mation obtained n day or two pre
viously from prisoners enptured by
the French on an adjacent sector.
The attack was mndo by a special
battalion of 800 shock troops, who
had rehearsed tho operation for two
or three weeks behind the lines.
As soon ns tho German bnrragc be
gan tho American batteries, witn
out waiting for the rocket signal, laid
down a counter-barrage, with the
result that less than 200 of the en
emy succeeded in climbing out oi
their trenches nnd advancing toward
tho American Hue.
Tho German officers sent the men
right through the bnrrage, but only
two succeeded In reaching tho front
line. Both of these were taken prls
oner, one of them dying n short tlmo
nfterwnrd from wounds.
when the German unrrago starteu
the American outposts moved Into
tho first line, where, with other In
fantrymen and machine gunners, they
waited for tho advancing enemy.
The Americans poured n deadly flro
Into tho raiders, then climbed out
of tho trenches anil engaged with
grenades and In hnnd-to-hand fight
Ing tho few Germans who wero able
to cross No Man's Land.
The American Infantrymen drove
tho enemy back to his own lines and,
protected by mnchlne-gun nnd auto
matic fire, dragged tho German dead
back to tho . American trenches for
U. S. REPLIES TO HOLLAND
Ship Seizure Made. Necessary by Ene
my's Coercion, Says Lansing
America's Policy Is Friendly,
Washington. April 15. America's
reply to the recent statement of tho
Netherlands government bitterly pro
testing ngnlnst nnd denouncing the
action of tho United States ln taking
over Dutch ships In Its ports, was
made public ln the form of n memo
randum by Sccretnry Lansing, n copy
of which has been sent to tho Nethcr
Pointing out tlmt tho Netherlands
government Itself does not question
tho legality of tho act, Mr. Lansing
devotes himself to a demonstration
that It was an act of necessity re
sulting from Germany's menncing at
titude which prevented Ilollaud from
fulfilling her engagements, nnd that
instend of an injustice tho step results
In rent benefit to the Dutch ship own
ers and people.
SEDITION BILL IS PASSED
Senate Enacts Measure Without Roll
Call Had Already Passed
Washington, April 12. With numer
ous modifications, the senate, without
a roll call, passed tho sedition bill de
signed ostensibly tp arm tho depart
ment of Justice with more drastic au
thority ln rounding up spies and dis
loyalists. Tho measure has already
passed tho house.
PASS DRAFT FOR IRELAND
House of Commons Approves Conscrip
tion Clause of Man. Power Bill by
Majority of 165.
London, April 15. The house of
commons on Frldny passed tho Irish
conscription clnuso of tho man-power
bill by a majority of 105.
Hope to Unify Methodism.
St Louis, April 15. Members of tho
Joint commission on unification of tho
Methodist Episcopal church South pre
dicted that the plan for union would
be ratified boforo the commission ad
journs. Try to Wreck Troop Train.
Winona, Minn., April 15. A bold at
tempt to wreck a troop train near tho
Interstate drawbridge, which the police
assert was an act ln protest to tho war,
was averted by a telegraph oporator
at East Winona, Wis.
MISS MARY RADFORD
Miss Mary Radford, granddaughter
of tho late Rear Admiral William Rad
ford, of Civil war fame, Is to christen
the United States destroyer Radford,
which will bo lnunchcd at nn Atlantic
port. Miss Radford, like many of her
friends among tho society girls In
Washington, Is holding n Job with
ARREST '200 ALIENS
GERMANS SEIZED IN BIG MIL-
Enemies of the U. 3. Taken From
Beds and Places of Em
ployment. Mllwnukcc, April 12. Federal offi
cials on Wednesday, in nn opening
drive for tho rounding up of somo 350
enemy aliens accused of violating In
ono way or another tho enemy, alien
net, gathered ln about 200 who failed
to comply with tho regulations.
Some wero tnken for violating their
permits, somo for falling to register,
somo for pro-German activities, soino
for participation In election activities
and for other reasons.
The rnld was a complete surprise
to most of tho men. They wero cither
nwnkencd nud taken from their beds
or wero tnken Into custody nt their
places of employment. At tho federnl
building finger prints nnd other meth
ods of Identifying tho men wero taken.
A few wero freed nfter n preliminary
examination, whllo others wero taken
away and locked up until their records
can bo examined more closely.
Tho work of tho officers will con
tinue until nil tho men wanted nro ap
prehended. In cases whero tho cir
cumstances Justify It thoy will bo In
EX-SOLDIER CHIEF OF MOB
Collinsvllle (III.) Man Declares He
Was Leader of Gang That Lynched
R. P. Prager.
Collinsvllle, 111., April 12. Joseph
RIegel, twenty-eight yenrs old, a Col
linsvllle miner nnd formerly ln tho
United Stntcs army, told n coroner's
Jury hero on Wednesday that ho was
tho loader of the mob which last Fri
day morning ihangcd Robert P. Pra
ger. an enemy nllen.
Ho described ln dotnll the events
lending up to the tragedy, nnd during
tho courso of his confession Implicat
ed another man In the leadership. Ho
said that ho and this Individual wero
tho men who found Prager hiding In
the bnsemcnt of the city hall und
dragged him out.
TRADE COMMISSION EXPANDS
President Wilson Approves Extension
of Federal Board's Part In
Washington, April 11. Plans for tho
extension of tho work of the federal
trade commission made necessnry by
new duties growing out of the war
were approved by President Wilson
when they wero submitted by Commis
sioner Fort and Secretary Bracken.
Investigation of production costs to
furnish n bnsls for price fixing Is ono
of the chief tusks of tho commission
In Its co-operation with tho war agen
cies cf the government.
U. S. MEN AT VLADIVOSTOK
Marines Join Japanese and British
Troops In Patrol Duty at Rus
Ilarbln, April 18. American marines
hnve lnndcd nt Vladivostok, as well ns
British nnd Jupnneso forces, accord-
ing to ndvlces from Mint place. Tho
Americans nro ln control of tho docks,
whllo tho Jnpnnese arc guarding tho
rnllwny and nmmunltlon depots.
Germans Fight In Palestine.
London, April IB. Tho Turkish nnd
German forces ln Palestine on Wednes
day opened nn offensive attacking the
British front near tho coast, tho war
office nnnounced officially on Friday
Patrol Boat Beached.
Washington, April 15. A smnll na
val pntroj boat was driven aground In
home waters by yesterday's storm, tho
nnvv flcnartmcnt announced. Efforts
to refloat It nro ln progress. No lives
BELIEVE SHIP LOST
U. 8. COLLIER WITH 293 ABOARD
OVERDUE A MONTH.
NEBRASKA MEN ON VESSEL
Americans Stop Germans and Inflict
Great Losses Allies Hold
Huns In West.
WnRhlngton, D. a, April 10. Tho
big Amorlcan naval collier Cyclops,
carrying flfty-soven passengers, fif
teen officers nnd 221 men In her crow,
has been overdue nt an Atlantic port
slnco March 13. Tho navy department
announced that sho was last reported
nt n West Indies Island March 4, and
that extreme anxiety Is entertained
ns to Jier safety. The vessel was
bringing n enrgo of manganese from
Brazil. Tho Cyclops was commnnded
by Lieutenant Commander G. W. Wor-
ley, U. S. naval reserve force. Sho
left tho West Indies with ono of her
two engines damaged, but the depart
ment said this fact would not have
prevented her from communicating by
radio and all efforts to reach her by
that means hnvo been unsuccessful. A
thorough search of thu course which
she would have followed ln coming
to port has been made, It was nn
nounced. Two Nebraska men, Guy
Corncolus Nowlln, of Aurora, nnd
Lloyd Mnhon Rnthburn, of Belgrade,
wero members of tho crow. Flvo
Iownns wero nlso members of tho
crow of tho Ill-fated vessel. Thoy nro:
Fred Ilenry Rooney, Council Bluffs
Frank C. Nlgg, Mnquokcta; William
Otis Beese, Lisbon; John William
Brnmford,' Esthervlllo; Fred Davison,
Coin; Thomas Wntklns, Melchcr;
Worth Wymore, Montezuma.
Americans Defeat Huns.
With tho American Army ln
Franco, April 10. Following n ter
rific artillery flro and n bombardment
with gas shells, tho Germans Satur
day made an effort to drive through
to tho third lino of tho Amcrlcnn po
sltlons near Aprcmont orcst north
west of Toul.
Thoy made two attacks, both of
Tho enemy's casualties In four days'
fighting previous to this nssault nro
.estimnted at between 800 nnd 400. O
'this number jnoro thnn 100 wero
Allies Hold, Everywhere
L5ndon, April iff. Tho entire nllled
line ln Belgium and Franco Is holding
firm. Nowlcro linvo tho Germnns
been able, notwithstanding tho grcnt
numbers of men hurled ngnlnst It, cs
peclnlly that portion In Flanders
where the British are holding forth,
to gain nn Inch of ground during tho
pust fow days.
Field Marshal Hnlg's order that no
more ground be ceded Is rigidly being
complied with, ns Is attested by the
thousands of German dend lying be
foro tho British positions southwest
of Ypres, whero It Is Mm ambition of
the high German command to break
through and envelopo Field Mnrshnl
Halg's forces nnd gain nn open high
woy toward tho English channel,
Somo doubt Is being expressed In nit
Hod circles that tho present battle 1
to be a fight to tho finish.
Call More Men to Colors.
Washington, D. C, April 10. An
other draft call, for 40,813 registrants,
has been sent to governors of states
by Provost. Marshall General Crow
dor. Mobilization of tho men Is order
ed for May 1 and 10, fho Wnr depart
mont nnnounced, and they will bo
sent to 11 forts and recruiting bar
racks, probably for training with reg
ular army units there. Tho quotns of
other states includa:
Arizona 318, Callfornln 1,187, Colo
rndo 000, Idaho 105, Iown 1,010, Knit'
sos 1.210, Minnesota 1,025, Montana
351, Nebraska 08T, New Mexico 274
North Dakota 581, Oregon 251, South
Dakota 487, Trais a ,01) I, Utah 108,
Washington 434. ,
Four Killed In Auto Smash.
Omaha, Nob., April 10. Four per
sons were Instantly killed and five
were Injured, when nn automobile ln
which they wero riding was struck by
the engine of a Northwestern freight
train near hero Sunday afternoon.
Tho cause of the accident, It 1h said
was the failure of the driver of the
car to see the approaching train.
Missouri Senator Succumbs.
Washington, April 10. Senator Wll
llam .1. Stone of Missouri, chairman
of tho senate foreign relations com
mlttee nnd for many years prominent
among democratic leaders, died hero
after n stroke of parnlyfils suffered
Prisoners Brutally Treated,
London, April 10. How British
prisoners of war In Germany aro en
stayed, starved and subjected to un
told cruelties Is related In an official
report of n government committee Just
niado public. "Tho dotentlon nnd cm
ploymeut of noncommissioned officers
and men captured on tho western
front," says tho report, "have brought
on these prisoners an amount of un
Justifiable suffering for which It
would bo bard to find a parallel Id
"What sort of luck did you bring
tho master today?" asked tho Rcd-nnd-
tailed Rcddy for
"Fine," snld tho
Bluo - and - Yellow
Mncnw , called
Bluoy for short.
woro very loud
nnd piercing . as
they shrieked nt
each other ns
"Isn't it njoko?"
talked qulto llko
"Isn't It a Joke?" their master when
Asked Reddy. they wero nlone.
passed by during tho daytime they,
did not Bay nnythlng nt all, they,
rnado n funny noise, which was sup
posed to sound qulto mysterious and;
wonderful, and then they did their,
But thoy understood each oUier
"I supposo It's business," said
"Sure," snld Rcddy again.
"I always llko n good day a day
when there's plenty of business, for
tho roaster's suko, but I do think It's,
all n Joke."
"Just Mio way I feel about It," said
Now Bluey nnd Roddy stood nil day
on top of a stand. They had llttlo
dishes of grain and seeds nnd wnter,
nud whet) business was dull thoy had
Tholr master carried this stand
from placo to placo and Bluey nnd
Reddy alwnys went nlong. They word
very handsome, wlMi tho most exquis
ite of plumage, but, oh, what voices
It was their prldo that ttiey could
bo heard n mllo off, but they did not
try too much of this in tno anytime
They thought they might frighten peo
ple, but they certainly mndo enough
nolso to nttract pcoplo to them, nnd
to encourngo them to help along tho
Now, tho business consisted of fortune-telling.
There wero many pieces
of paper ln a llttlo box, and written
on theso bits of paper wero fortunes
of many kinds. Theso fortunes toli
folks that they'd becomo very wealthy
or very poor. Somo snld thoy would
havo hard times ahead, but that bet
tcr times would como soon. Others
Bald they would havo. a great deal of
luck ln tho next year, and again ft
fortuno said thut Mio lucky ono who
received this fortuno would tako a
long and wonderful Journey and meet
n rich man at tho end, nnd that they
would live happily ever after, as tho
old-fashioned story used to say.
These macaws would poke their
beaks down Into tho llttlo box and pick
out n fortune of a pleco of pnper wlMi
tho printing upon It.
They wero supposed to tell by tho
looks of tho person what sort of a
fortuno ho should havo. They did
nothing else but band out fortunes
nil dny long, and tho master would
"Como nnd hnvo your fortuno told
by cither Rcddy or Bluey. Oqly costs
Many people would como up nnd
Rcddy or Bluey would pick out n for
tune, nnd tho pcoplo would go nwny,
reading tho pleco of pap?r ln n, very;
"I think," said Roddy, "It's a good
Joke, nnd It's nil right If folks tnko It
that way. But when they, bellovo
theso fortunes that makes mo mad.
It makes me think so llttlo of people.
Why, the other dny, n llttlo girl came
up to havo her fortuno told, and I
picked out u pleco of paper for her.
"I never know which papor I'm pick
ing out. I protend to look nt tho per
son and then
think ubout It,
but I don't nt nil.
I fuss n llttlo bit
nnd then tnko tho
pleco I hit upon
"Well, the for
tuno this llttlo
girl had snld that
she was going to
tnku a long Jour
ney nnd marry a
: llttlo girl leav
ing school ut this
tlmo of tho year
and Imaglno a
It Said She Was
Going to Marry a
llttlo girl marrying a real, grown up
"Gracious I She must study nnd
piny, nnd hnve n glorlouB long child
hood beforo sho should marry nnd
becomo a grown-up. But It taught
her that fortunes hadn't so very much
seiiBc. Sotnotlmcs they happen to hit
"But sho had believed In them bo
fore, and It showed her that no ono
knew what her fortuno was going to
"Yes," said Bluey, "fortunes nro lots
of fun, but It Bcems too bad thut
there aro many foolish people who
think they're true."
"And how wo laugh at thera when
they bollevo tho fortune wo pick out,"
laughed Reddy, ln his shrieking voice.
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