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THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 1918.
HARD FIGHTING PRESAGES
LONG EXPECTED OFFENSIVE
I ON FRANCO-BRITISH FRONT
1 (V Germans, Feeling Out Allied Lines From North Sea to
' ' Switzerland, Deal and Receive Bitterest Attack"" .
So Far During Winter; Airship Score on
i , ' Each Side Mounts High.
By ARTHUR S. DRAPER. ' , ,
(Staff Correspondent Kew York Tribune. '"
London, Jan. 24.-7-(Special Cable to The Bee.) Military
, operations were resumed today in Prance and Belgium on a
s greater scale than has been attained before this year. From
the North Sea to the Swiss border lessening in the rigors of win
ter has made possible enterprises which seem to forecast the re
sumption of heavy fighting. ; , (
ATTACK FRENCH LINE. P"
'The most important operations of
the day were conducted xn the toastal
sector, east of the town of Nieuport,
where the French face the enemy.
Here, after an intense bombardment,
the Germans attacked the front line
trenches of the French and managed
. to gain a footing in an advanced posi-
tion, from, which they were almost
q immediately driven out. ' ,
The Paris communquie refers to the
: . action as "an important raid" and ap
parently it was no more than that,
' although first reports seemed to indi
, cate that it might develop into serious
v- fighting, i ,i
. AIM AT SALIENT.
Immediately to the "south of Nieu
port the battle line takes a sharp
curve westward, thus creating a salient
which it may have been the intention
of the enemy to obliterate. The gen
eral situation on this part of the front
has undergone little change in three
years, although the German lines have
been exposed at times to a heavy
bfubardmentfrom the, British naval
forces. - . '
Another violent action took place
on the Aisne. front, north of Souain
and Aocourt, where Berlin reports
that tbs French attacked after strong
artillery preparation: The fighting
here was hand-to-hand and only after
a violent struggle were Pqtain's
troops driven back to their positions.
Germans Claim Prisoners.
Spirited fighting developed also in
the region ot St. Quentin, between
'British and "German raiding parties,
in which Berlin claims that the Ger
mans took "a great number of pris
oners," as well as in the Malancourt
sector, where German detachments
penetrated the French trenches and
returned with captives.
A German raid south of LaBasse
broke-.down under the fire of the Brit
ish batteries, Haig reports, while an
i other German attack on the front of
' Chaunje Wood, north of .Verdun, ,was
repelled by the French. i
Violent artillery engagements oc
curred at many other points along
both fronts.' - " '
Fighting in the air during the last
few days has kept pace with the land
operations. In the period of January
1-10, the French alone destroyed 19
enemy airplanes, and between Janu
17 and 20, 10 more were brought
down,, bringing the known totaPfor
the month of January so far to 29.
The British pilots have accounted
for at least a score more in that time,
. while the German claims have been
large. - . ;
' Big Offensives Impend. -
The increasing, activity of the op
posing armies, both on land and in
the air, seems to presage the renewal
of what may be called offensive ac
tions in the near future.
Although for weeks the , western
front has been held in the grip of
t$ro weather and heavy snows, the
cold season is not of long duration in
northern France and Belgium, the
spring thaw setting in often before
the middle of February.
, Both the allied and German armies
have conducted large scale opera
tions in the last two years under the
most adverse weather conditions and
it is not wholly improbable that this
will hold true in the coming weeks.
The crown ' prince's great assault
on Verdun was begun in the first days
oft February. ,' If the Germans intend
to1 strike a great blow in France as
.early as possible, heavy .fighting may
be looked for within a short time.
Reconstruction Corps to
y Rebuild Wounded Men
Washington, D. C, Jan.' 24. As
part of the government's plans to es
tablish rehabilitation and vocational
training schools for disabled soldiers
and sailors, burgeon uenerai uorgas
announced today the creation of a
corps to be known as "reconstruction
aides" whos.e work will be to assist
in the first stage of re-educating the
men sent back from France.
The corps will be composed of wo
men especially trainec,for the work
and Miss Marguerite Sanderson, pres
ident of the Boston school of physi
cal education, has beeh appointed su
pervisor They will worl in hospi
tals to be established throughout the
country, helping in the mental as well
as the physical rehabilitation of the
Swiss Make Farmers :
Of Foreign Slackers
Berne, Jan. 24. Half of the 30.000
men who have taken refuge in Swit
zerland as" deserters of in order, to
avoid military service in their own
country Are to be mobilized by the
.Swiss government for civilian service.
They, have been formed into compa
nies of 150 each under the supervision
of Swiss officers and put at work on
the land To increase the agricultural
production. .They will receive food
and clothing and 26 cents a day, the
same amount paid to Swiss soldiers.
U. S, ; Dissolves Civilian
' , Board of Labor Control
Washington,' Jan. 24. Dissolution
of the; board of control forf labor
standards, created to keep army cloth
ing contracts away from plants em
ploying sweatshop methods, was an
nounced today by Secretary Baker,
with the explanation that the primary
purpose of the board had been ac
complished, and hereafter its duties
could be perform v,thc ouarter
master. , ' '
KINKAID ON G.O.P.
Woods of Iowa Also Named in
Campaign to Wrest Con
r trol of House.
(Br Associated Pre.) '
Washington, Jan. 24. Republican
senators and Representatives in joint
conference tonight named the, mem
bers of the 'republican congressional
t Normnations for membership trom
some' states including those without
republican representation in congress
were not ready tonight and they will
be parsed upon later by the commit
tee itself. The members selected in
clude: i .
California, Representative Julius
Kahu; , Colorado, Representative
Charles B. Timberlake: Idaho, Repre
sentative Addison T. Smith; IowaJ
Montana, Mis3 Jeanette Rankin; Ne
braska. Representative Moses P. Kin
kaid; Nevada, Representative E. E.
Roberts; New Mexico, Senator Albert
B. Fall; Oklahoma, Representative
Dick T. Morgan; Oregon, Representa
tive Nicholas J. Sinnott; South
Dakota, Representative , Charles II.
Dillon; Washington, . Representative
Lindley H. Hadley, ; and Wyoming,
Representative trans W. XHondcit.
Those individuals will direct the
campaign activities in all the con
gressional districts in an effort to
wrest the political conjtrol of the house
at the polls next November. There
will be a fight for the chairmanship
when the committee holds its first
meeting. Representative Woods of
Towa. who is a. candidate for re
election, is opposed by Representative
Madden of Illinois.
6,O00,0QO TonsHopeful; :
Estimate" of Allied Losses
Washington, Jan. - 24. William
Denman, former chairman of the
shipping board, gave 6,000,00Q tons as
a "hopeful estimate", of the allied
shipping losses this year in testifying
today before the senate commerce
committee. He said an estimate of
7,000,000 tons' production during the
vear was a "scientific dream."
Mr! Denman said that nothing could
be learned from British official re
ports of shipping sunk, because they
included only British vessels, and
only a art of the loss to shipping
was due to submarines 0 mines.
Suspend Licenses of Stores
That Aid Mexicans
El Paso, Tex., Jan. 24.-The export
licenses of two local wholesale gro
cery stores were ordered suspended
Wednesday by the state food admin
istration .officials for a period of one
week. -. '. - '",
It was "claimed these .stores had
been selling sugar and other' contra
band articles oftfood to small grocery
stores along thV river, front, estab
lished ior the purpose-of Smuggling
these contraband foodstuffs to Mexico
and thus assembling shipments to be
sent to the interior.
Cut Flour Content ?
v v In Chicago Bread
Chicago, Jan. 24.Bread ; in
Chicago after February J,! will
contain only 75 per cent flouf
Notice to this effect was given
by the Piourmen's clu of Chi
cago tonight, the action being In '
response to a plea, from the fed
eral' food administration, received
during he day. Similar action,
it- was gajd, is being taken
throughout the country -. -
The mejiiod of enforcing the
substitution of 25 per cent of rye,
barleyi corn, rice- meal, alfalfa
meal 'or soy bean, will be to fill
the orders from bakers with a
product containing 75 per cent of
wheat and 25- per, cent of some
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LI1UIMU I LMULO
"REDS" THREATEN .
. U. S. AMBASSADOR
Organ of Bolsheviki Declares
Francis and Other Envoys
' Aim to Crush Russian
Stockholm, Jan. 24. Replying to
sharn criticism in the" Novaia Zhizn, of
Petrograd, Maxim Gorkys paper, of
th awest of the Roumanian minister
at Petrograd, he Pravda, orgap of the
council of working's and soldiers'
And you believe seriously that an
these men M. Diamandi (the Rou
manian minister), Mr. Francis (the
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American aniuassauui wu in. uu-
lens- (the French ambassador) are
really envoys for the workmen's and
peasants' government, for the Russiau
DCODle! iou think tne government
should consider as envoys these men,
who have declared that this govern
ment is not recognized by their gov
ernments!. Have not these men
themselves declared they are not re
maining ,m JKussia as envoys out
merely to obtain information?
"Worthy gentlemen, tor us an these
Roumanian,. French and other diplo
mats are nothing but agents for in
ternational imperialism which has for
its aim the crushing of the Russian
revolution. They are spies and "help
ers of Korniloff, Kaledjnes and Savin-
kort. it.tney, wno seni out spies ana
under-strappers begin to take liberties
with our soldiers, we shall arrest
these agents no matter how much
they shriek about their immunity-
It is non
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IF YOU WANT A P0ST0FF1CE,
GET BOSS MULLEN'S CONSENT
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Nebraska's Democratic Czar With Senator Hitchcock
. .Giving Postmaster Nominations Once Over in Spite y
' of Civil Service and Fact They Have Come
, . From President Wilson.
' . , ' Washington Bure.au
Omaha Bee, 1311 G street.
; Washington, Jan. 24. -(Special Telegram. ) Arthur Mul
len's missipn to Washington at this time has been the subject of
much speculation among those just outside the pale-Qf his con
fidence! but gradually the observing are gettingvwise at least to
some angles of his visit. ' .
HITCHCOCK LENDS AID. O- "v 1 . 1 " ' ' .
One of the things which brought 1 they wrc rffcrred hen Prcsc!,tcd t0
the democratic boss of Nebraska to
the national capita became apparent
today his desire to have a first hand
knowledge of those nominated to be
postmasters by the . president and
which were 6ent to the senate on
Many of the nominations are reap
pointments, some few being incum
bents in'office raised to the presidential
class, and, in order to go over the
list, 30 in number, Mullen prevailed
upon Senator Hitchcock to have the
nominations of January 17 sent to the
senator's office from the committee
on postoffices and postroads to which
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(Those nominations,, recommended
by the postmaster general and en
dorsed Jy the presideirt, are how be
ing subjected to the acid test at the
hands of Mullen and Hitchcock.
' ' Action Regarded as Impertinent,
One member from Nebraska says:
"I regard this action as most im
pertinent, especially when many of
the nominations are the result of civil
service examinations. ' t J
"If their reference to Senator
Hitchcock, and incidentally, National
Committeeman Mullen, is tor the pur
pose of ascertaining their'democracy
then the presidential order relative
hop ; aroma-
719 South 9th St.
See That Crowrt is
Loudon, Jan. 24. At a meeting
i butchers in Harrow today, it
mjs announced that slaughtering
of horses for food would be under
taken immediately. It was said
that the request for the slaughter
of horses, which were not of suf
ficient use for service purposes,
came from the army 1 authorities.
The meat will be sold at 6 pence a
pound at certain shops.
There are already about 30 shops
selling horse flesh, lately to Bel
gians andNother people from the
continent, who have taken up their
homes in England since the war.
to postmasters is not worth the pa
per on which it is written.
' "If it is for the purpose of showing
the nominees for postoffices that Mul
len must be seen before their con
firmations, then it is obvious Mullen is
building up a statewide postofiice
machine of first class importance and
the president's order taking the post
offices out l politias is camouflage
"If anv tinn'iinatirins for iios'offirf s
in my district are held up I will takctogcthcr efforts.
the matter to the postoliicc commit
tee and tight it out there." ;
There was a persistent rumor about
the capitol today that ex-Governor
Morehcad had decided to file for the
democratic nomination for senator.
This could not he confirmed as there
is o one in Washington so far as
known authorized to speak, for More
Should Neville be a candidate, as
those nearest to the democrat trium
virateHitchcock, Mullen and Corey-
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believe, he will, then it will not sur- .
prise anybody here . to see v Dan
Stephens' hat in the ring, for be loves
a fight and is measurably ambitious.
Republicans Getting Together.
The stock of Will Hays of Indiana,
for republican national chairman is up
today as a result of the conference
of republican managers yesterday and
the vote in the committee on the'fllO
tion, which carried, to admit the
progressive members of the campaign
committee to share, in the national
Councils. .. .' . - .'
Work for Harmony. . ..
.It was said by progressive repuh
licans that the .vote of John T. King
of Iowa, candidate for the chairman
ship, against the motion may react
to his detriment when the national
committee meets February 12 to elect
a chairman. '
It was indicated that Mr. King's
alignment in this move to affiliate the .
progressives and old guard may be
resented by progressive republicans in .
the February meeting and bring an
issue 'between the two factions. Re
publicans of prominence in both fac- (
tions are working to avoid such a
clash, however, and the intervening !
weeks will be utilized in further get-;
Council Grants Use of Mliny 7;
Auditorium for Spud Sale
City council authorized Commis
sioner Withncll to arrange for' the
use of basement of Auditorium for a:
potato sale by Lew Pixley, who prom
ised to sell the spuds at a
price, allowing a
profit for himself.
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