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HUNS SCORE GAIN
AT ONE POINT IN
RENEWAL OF DRIVE
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British Driven Out of Villers-Bretonneux, General Haig
1 Reports; American and French Desperately De-
fending Hangard-en-Santerre After Yield-
ing Ground in Woods Northward.
(By Associated Press.)
London, April 24. Field Marshal Haig reports that
Germans have taken Villers-Bretonneux.
The text of the statement reads:
"About 6:30 this morning after a violent bombardment
! the enemy attacked our whole front south of the Somme and
the French on our right and was repulsed,
l "Later in the morning an attack on our positions in this
sector was renewed in strength, and although repulsed with
! loss on the southern and northern position of the front, made
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iDrogress at Vdlers-Bretonneux,
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severe throughout the day. uy evening me enemy naa gameo
possession of the village, and the fighting was continuing.
NORTHERN LINE HOLDS. V
Winer anacss oj uic cuciuy hub
morning on the north bank of the
I Somme and north of Albert were re-
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"By a successful local operation
i carried out this morning northwest of
jFestubert a post captured the enemy
;in this locality on the 22d was re
'gained. The hostile garrison offered
l strong resistance and lost heavily. We
captured a tew prisoners and four
; machine guns.
s "Early in the morning the enemy
; delivered a vttrong local attack, with.
, out success, against our new positions
east of Robecq. Our line was main
tabled intact and 84 prisoners were
'left in our hands. Additional pris
oners were secured in successful
'minor enterprises in the forest of
Nleppe and in the neighborhood of
; French Shatter Assaults.
Paris, April 24. The battle on the
whole front south of the Somme and
'en the Avre lasted all day and still
'Continues, according to the war office
The Germans gained a footing in
the woods to the northward of Han-:gard-en-Santerre
and also in the
eastern outskirts of the village, which
the French are desperately defending.
Several enemy assaults were shat
tered near Hailles, and attacks at Sen
ecat wood and hill 82 also failed.
The statement says: - !
"An. intense bombardment of the
Franco-American positions south of
the Somme and on the Avre was fol
lowed by a German attack, carried out
all along this front by considerable
forces at 5 o'clock in the morning.
ll M enorts oi me enemy were airecico
against Hangard-en-Santerre. the
region of Hailles and Senecat wood.
"South of the Avre me battle.
which lasted all day, continues at the
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where the fighting has been
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present hour. It was particularly
stubborn in the region of Hangard.
After a series of furious assaults the
enemy succceeded in gaining a foot
ing in thv. wood north of Hangard as
well as in the eastern outskirts of the
village which our troops are des
"The ' fighting was less violent in
the neighborhood of Hailles. Several
enemy assaults directed against the
ridge east of the village were broken
down by our fire and counter at
tacks. "Further to the south the Germans
were similarly checked in their at
tempts against Senecat wood and hill
82, which remained entirely in our
"On the right bank of the Meuse
the artillery was quite active.
Bulgarians Driven Back.
"Eastern Theater, April, 24. Very
spirited fighting activity has continued
in the various sectors. , The day was
marked by a series of new successes
for our troops. West of Doiran Brit
ish detachments penetrated the Bul
garian trenches on an extended front;
they destroyed shelters and inflicted
very serious losses on the enemy. In
the region west of the lakes a mobile
reconnoitering column, operating
north of Davoli, drove the enemy from
the line of heights which dominated
the right bank of the Vrba valley,
and pushing beyond, occupied the vil
lages of Sals and Strelca, taking pris
oners. On both sides of the Cerna
Bend and on the Serbian front we
repulsed enemy attacks, notably
a new attempt by the Bulgarians to
retake the work which the Serbians
captured on April 21."
"Nothing New," Berlin Reports.
Berlin, (Via London.) April, 24.
There is nothing new to report
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Spain Holding Up
Supplies for U. S.
Forces in France
Washington, April 24. Dif
ficulties again have arisen in
the operation of the economic
agreement between the United
States and Spain. It was
learned tonight that because
of delays in- the licensing of
shipments from Spain to the
American forces in France,
steps have been taken to re
strict, temporarily at least, the
movement of American prod
ucts released for export to Spain.
The recent change in the
Spanish cabinet is believed to
be responsible for the trouble
and officials here hope to have
a satisfactory understanding
reached soon through negotia
tions now under way.
from any theater of the war, says the
official statement issued by the war
Fighting Lively In Italy.
Rome, April 24. Quite severe fight
ing in the Asiago basin west of the
Brenta river is reported in the official
statement issued by the war office to
day. The statement reads:
'tn th Axiapft hasin British re.
connoitering patrols attacked enemy
detachments wnicn attempted to op
pose them. Before our lines at Ca
nove the enemy was forced to retire
Uavina hrhinri a number of dead
Later on, hostile groups advancing
toward Mount K.aDenaoa were re
nnUrrl in rlUnrrlcr hv our rifle fire
Another party, approaching our lines
south of Moccareaao, was attacKea
-mrl AwnmA hv hand ffrenade fire.
"On the other sectors of the front
there was natrol activity on both
sides. Our forces captured machinf
mine an rt rifl in the Alano district
"Four enemy airplanes were shot
down by British aviators.
Publishers Pledge Support
To Government in War
New York, April 24. Declaring
that "our material and financial re
sources are at the call of the nation,"
the American Newpaper t'uousners
ccni-i-itinn nihrarino' 497 daily news-
B JUUV.lu iiwii, Q " J - ,
papers, pledged the support of its
members to the government's war
, mo-ram at the onpninir of the an
nual convention at the Waldorf
Astoria hotel today.
Strike Ties Up Street
Railway Lines in Detroit
Detroit, April 24. Street cars re
mained in the barn tonight despite
efforts of officials of the union and
the Detroit United Railway company
to end the strike of 3,500 niotormen
and conductors who refused to make
their regular runs today, pending a
decision of the wage dispute between
the men and the company, ine men
demand wage increases of 13, 14 and
1? rnt an hour Hfnenrlinor tinon
length of service, and improved work
BRITISH LINE IN
Storming Infantry, With Aid
of Three Tanks, Gain Footing
in Villers-Bretonneux Fol
(By Associated Press.)
With the British army in France,
April 24. Hard fighting developed
this moring on the southern battle
front, the enemy attacking south of
the Somme along the line of Villers
Hailles and Castel. Early develop
ments indicated that the Germans
were trying only for limited objec
tives. On the British sector Villers
Bretonneux, which nestles on a ridge
overlooking the long stretch of the
Somme valley, was the storm center
and here the enemy for the first
time since the war began had tanks
in action. Three of these engines of
war accompanied the storming in
fantry, which at latest reports had
battled forward into the eastern out
skirts of the town, where severe
fighting took place.
. From the French sector came word
that the Germans had made very
First Attack Thrown Back.
The assault was preceded by a
heavy bombardment about Villers
Bretonneux. At the conclusion of
this preparation the Germans surged
forward along the whole British
front south of the Somme, although
it seemed evident that they had Villers-Bretonneux
as their ultimate
goal because of its dominating posi
tion. The first attack was thrown back,
but the enemy immediately came for
ward again, and this time met with
In the face of heavy machine gun
and rifle fire, the Germans pushed
on toward the town, their tanks lead
ing. The British gave way slightly
and the enemy got a footing in the
eastern fringe or the town.
Northern Front Firnv
Further north, a little above the
Albert region, the British infantry
OF NEBRASKA MAN
UPHELD BY COURT
Syracuse, N. Y., April 24. (Special
Telegram.) The New York state
court of appeals has affirmed the sen
tence of death on Frank Driggs, alias
Alvah Briggs, Lincoln, Neb., man,
who last June murdered James and
Henry Ladue, their sister, Mrs. Jose
phine Rodgers, and Dr. Hebron Jen
kins, wounded a third brother, John
nie Ladue, and wound up his carnival
of crime by assaulting Josephine La
due, 18-ytar-old niece of the mur
Jjriggs when arrested confessed,
but later repudiated his confession
and stood trial. He was convicted in
and for this one
Beautiful silk dresses in
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Thursday, for this one
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(J 1 or so a week
r will dress
put up an S. O. S. for artillery pro
tection about 4 a. m. and what ap
peared to promise a serious attack
began to show. It turned out to be
nothing more pretentious than ar.
attempted raid, however, and the
British artillery smashed the enemy
infantry, as they were leaving their
Between Robecq and Givenchy-Ler-La
Bassee there was also con
siderable enemy shelling this morn
ing and -the Germans made a small
attack in an attempt to take a post
near Givenchy. But this movement
was quickly stopped by the British
fire. The British carried out minor
operations at Givenchy which re
sulted in the re-capture of a strong
post which the enemy held.
South of the Clarince river, four
German companies which essayed a
local attack were repulsed.
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Qhe fashion Center Jbr
French Kid Gloves
In choosing fine Kid Gloves for
dress wear one cannot make a
mistake in Trefousse. They are
as fine as the French know how
to make them. One and two
clasp styles - in fashionable
colors - the backs embroidered in
contrasting shades or self
stitched $2.50 and $3.25
From the Shop of
White aprons of good dimity
that are hand smocked in a most
attractive manner. Sleeves are
short. Sizes for 2-6 years
Long sleeve gingham aprons in
checks and blue and pink with
white Bloomers to match. Sizes
for 2-6 years.
Table bibs of white linen and
Turkish cloth 18c to 50c
Blue chambray table bibs with
long sleeves 60c.
On LINEN Crash
Towels and Towling
Extra heavy all linen bleached
crash towels hemmed ready for
use 30c each
Unbleached all linen extra heavy
crash towelling 30 a yard.
For Thursday only
Cards Your Friends
Will Care to Receive
A new selection of very distinct
ive greeting cards - to mail on
birthdays. "Thank You," for those
in service, for every member in
the family - birth announcements
and many others We will enjoy
having you see them
Books for children. 'Oh Skinnay,'
'When a feller needs a friend,'
and others equally good.
Displayed on the Third floor
Al DKV1LLK AM) FUOTOPLAY8
Vera Selbina & Co.
"A Ballet Ruffle In Mlnlatur"
Geo. and Paul Hickman
A Real Comedy, Offering
Adama 4k Thouia
"After tba Party"
A Myatery Farce.
Francis X. Bush
Beverly Bayne. In
Screen Irama of
Thur., April 25
The Famous Violinist,
, MAUD POWELL
Price 50c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.50
4 NlghU, Beflnnlnf
Sunday, April 28
OLIVER MOROSCO Preaenta
The Cleverest. Moat Brilliant and Amua
inf Comedy of the Decade
By FREDERIC and FANNY HATTON,
With a Typical Moroaco Cast and a Won
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Pop. Wed. Mat, $1; Nights, 50c to $1 M.
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'OMAHA'S FUN CENTER
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JOHN D.RYAN TO
FOR U. S. ARMY
(Continued From Fage One.)
time has been confined to an ac
tive part in the work of the Red
Cross war council, but those who
know him declare he is amply
equipped for the big job now en
trusted to him. He is now president
of the Anaconda Copper company, of
the United Metals Selling company
and of the Montana Power company.
He is a director of many industrial en
terprises and banks and of the Chi
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul. One of
the big things in which he has played
a part was the electrification of the
Select silks with more than usual
care. Be certain that the quali
ties are dependable. You take no
risk in buying Beldings silks for
the wear is guaranteed and in
price they are no more and often
less than ordinary silks. A com
plete assortment of newest
weaves, patterns and colors. Sold
in Omaha exclusively by Thomp
son Belden & Co.
Around the Store
Better than ordinary values
for 89c $1.19 $1.69
In the basement
HGIove Silk Vests
A desirable silk vest with
French band top . for only
ULisIe Hose for 59c
These are particularly good
for the price asked. Colors are
brown, bronze and khaki - silk
lisle with garter tops and
double soles. 59c a pair.
liMoire Taffeta Ribbon
In colors that promise the
loveliest of hair bows and
sashes. The price, too, is very
Warner's Genuine Feather
bone belting 1 to 4 inches
wide. Dress snaps and snap
tape, hook and eye tape. Shoe
trees, skirt hangers, collar
bone children's hose support
ers, machine needles, darning
silk and cotton.
If you don't know where to
find it Come to the Notion
Short Lines of Pumps
From Our Regular Stocks
Thursday $4.65 a Pair
SHE RULED A KING!
Daughter of the common people,
Madame Du Barry rote to be a
favorite of Louis XV, and held her
hand above the destinies of France
The story of the greatest advent
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2 Days Starting
Display Hours, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 P. M.
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Today till Saturday
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"THE BANDIT AND
Bee Want Ads Are
gA A DOUfilAsJl
J mountain division of the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul, probably
i the greatest undertaking of the, kinc"
j ever attempted.
Brigadier General Kenly, chief o:
the new military aeronautics division
recently returned from France, whert
he had charge of aviation under Gen
Includes Balloon .School.
Change in the aircraft service will
include the control' of the balloon
school of Omaha, in the view of those
in a position to know of affairs here.
This will place the school directly
under the charge of General Kenly
and place the signal corps where it
was in 1900, under the charge of Gen
eral Squier. General Kenly is of the
artillery branch of the service.
Everybody reads Bee Want Ads.-
Colors as well as white are in
vogue. Organdie collars 75c to
$3. Pique collars and collars and
cuffs in sets $1 to $2.95. Pique
and organdie vests and net and
organdie vestees are much fa
vored. Linen and filet collars are
lovely. New and not expensive.
For costumes of good taste noth
ing surpasses Foulards. Their
patterns and colorings are ex
ceptionally attractive this season
and their durability, as always,
The choice wash materials are in
readiness Nothing has been left
out. Sensible prices too - 50c to
Dress Linens at a price that is
short lived. All linen - 36 inch -in
rose, green, pink, gray $1 a
Opposite the Silks
The Blouse Store
Thursday a special display of
Georgettes. New arrivals that
will appeal to women desiring a
very good looking blouse at a
$5.95 $6.75 $6.95
Pumps of gray kid, black kid and
patent leather. All styles are new and
For Only $4.65 a Pair
Regularly Much More
All Sales Final
in YOffl 1
She made KirA'
wiuiaat txn paiitNTt
aniaa aaa uisa eaooucno
Qi r"rT" ' ' iTn.iai
BABY MARIE OSBORNE
"THE LITTLE PATRIOT i
Today DOROTHY D ALTON
in "LOVE LETTERS"
THE KAISER." MAY 3 and 4.
LOTH R OP
Today ALICE BRADY in
"HER SILENT SACRIFICE"
WILLIAM FOX KIDDIES in
"BABES IN THE WOODS" 4.