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Washington Post, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1915, Washington, District Of Columbia THE WASHINGTON POST: TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 1915. BIG LOSS IN OFFICERS Canadians' Commanders Practi- cally Wiped Out in Battle. Strategic Position of the Main British Fleet ENGLISH AID BELGIANS MEX 72 HOTJfcS WITHOUT FOOD Wounded Soldier Tells How German Offi- Blew Out By ins When Force Was 45 Oat of 6O, j Dominion Troops Destroy Three j French Howitzers in Foe's Trench. 1 I Lorvlor- April _ f> ('anathans who fought so -id so jn the e n' f1 e h i m t; nra r Ypres. unurn ur-M mos Is tn some in--' i 7? hnuis without frjorl Most of 'neir outers This AV L! iPir.Tfrt from ,v -s'i r-o 1-1 Kncland to- j .1 f r o i 1 h n n l i n e TI l W h n n P et ei e< t 01 arfls t1 f t-.ticl iis lushed the oorl IIP i e, I n f P ere 7 ,ono Mowed Down, but Kept On. e mfmed like bv their tun UP drove them from the 'retiLhrs in front of the 'Tnetf tcm ountlprl, which furced to leii'-p to the tienches e lake1} u hpre up
f the North Pea liy a line ff cruisers extenilinir from the Orhnevs tn the Noi wesinn toast. The distance from the blockading line tn the Me for Austria to ac- r 1 f 1 1 Thp ss'ijrTion Prince on e'nn ts as sHvuiur. "and 1 nn jjnorl i a n romp fi oni It Italy s arc sui-h that i' is impossi- for Vjs'rui to rhpm I Italy Gaining Time. as to pa r reached ineiious >n rbp other hand Italian militar prpparat ons are a np: such pi o- porttonp thai the of sirpple d.plonial.r pressure hecomes inadrnls- Bible Kvnl'nrij the object of the KntLatiors to sain time" 1'p'ipuio iJa' ib.ilili BTnnriaon of the URlinn ho has with Italian kinr ipon "nt- ih.imber of deputies parliament u ill be pro- roarued I llnlian rpfusrpf- from report th.it Austrian troops fortified the1 entire ftontier hnildinp: intrench- I mpntu conorfp anrl cpnient, have bppii placeil cannon of; rnlibei nip snifi lo fleclared that if hostilities are begun raze Ihp from nenr- j es1 lines from Sel-les least of Lnke, if.tr'lain IiaH) It.ilj (Jn miles' to the north of SeKai This tnforma- i tion has florie much to counteract the I t effect of reports that is clis- j po'-ed to cnnrluct rilnlom.t t ir nesrotia-: 1 t-ons retrarclins the cession of rhe ter- i HORLICK'S The Original MALTED MILK Berlin. April 3tt, The offlrlnl fafrnirnt gli en out today IM an "The fiier ma hnJd nn tlie went Hank, of the canaL iilitfh the Krenefa pretend to re- Alni> on the eaat of the rnnal the terrain rematnit In the poHmepmlon of the The tinniber of tnken by the rose to tnelndlnff four of Konnrheke the 111 tin attat'Ua 4-ontlnue. Afore than taken prlxioner. The total number of prinonern rone to 5.OOQ. They In- clude neffroeii. Dniclinh, H IndtiJV, French. 'nnn- diann, and "In the region. north of Bettuwejour, two Krenoh nljcht attarkn were repnlaed. uOn the h rift htm the Ger- man attaekn alonir neveral mountain until the height to the of Lea taken br hiin- dred French soldiers irere t nWen prisoner. eral machine ycunM were raptured. "In the AIM ;r forest the a f A tied. "In the Vonff en the took hark ellerkopf. In enfCRjirement eleven ofllreriv and 74ft Krenoh 'xoldlern vtere made prisoner and nil ne-tlirow and four machine urunn raptured, of feehle Kunslan attarkM re- pnlned, and the nltuntlon nn the ennt front remains STRIA. April 2B. The fnllow- Inf: M imtued the 4'nrpathlnn.s. In the tor eamt of I the otre Dame l.orette we repnlaed R Uerman attack. "Mn the nelKhta of the Meuae the flarhtlnx developing. The attack on the Calonne trench, re- ported reaterday, checked by onr counter attack, and the ene- I my drlten hack. He nubBeo ninde another nttnck farther to the ensn. In the direction St. Keiny. evidently to recap- ture KnarsieM. violent attack, preceded by a fierce bomhnrdment. took place Nhortly after thin movement, on the cnwtern nlopeM of the position at but the German nttnck. reunited In fnllure." The fplloivlnB wan Indued by the Ttar tonferht: "To north of Yprem, on the left of the battle front, we have miide very nenMlhle projrremi. and hn-te driven bnck the enemy, In- ntctfnic on him The employed nnph> xinlinK but a means of protection hna been put Into fieriire nhlch hnn the bent of rrauttH niiionvr our lirlfclan al- llen and ciurnel-teA. nplrited Infantry ennaKement taken place near Knj. to the north Chaulncn, for the ponften- nlon of An excavation cauned by the explosion of n mine. Our trooOH dtnlodffed the enemy from It and hnie mnlntnlned the nonlllon not wl thntnndfngr two counter attarkn. "In fhampnarne. near Hecnniie- the (iermJins attempted an attack, vihtch Una immrttlately ar- rewted. "On the helorhtM of the Meuse the nttnckm of the Uernkanft on the froitt comprltilnfC Lea KparKen. St. Hcmy and the trench of (Jalonne hnie HiiJTered a complete check. IJewpitc the extreme violence of the (.erninn effort, we remain maff- terft of the n hole of the position at KpnrReo, the of which arc covered with the bodies of dead "At the of Calonne. our vvithdravvfll of the day before terdny, which wan temporary, and In which we ftilffrred the loan of not a Mingle cnnnon, vrJtn Immedl- ntel> followed by ftiicceaftfu! coun- ter attacko on our part. The mnnn delivered their attack with not thnn two dlvlnlona. "In the OHKCB, the enemy, after n bombardment of extreme vlo- bold on the ouminlt of Hartmanns- Wellerkopf, Me occupy, at dis- tance of about HHF metera fronn the Hurnmlt, the positions from which we carried out our attack of Huron 23, and It from (hone ponitlona that we aet out on the 2llth to capture the aummlt by nn aeaault which laated aeven min- utes." KLSSIA. Petroajrad, April fol- lovtlnK laaued tonlRhti "tn Poland In the littoral of Courland, an enemy cruller yen- terdny bombarded two without, however, obtaining; any rex u It. dawn yenterday a Keppelin threw keveral bomba on the ton n Btalyatok. but canaed no loanea. "In the Carpatjilann on the 34th we Mucceaafttlly repulved enemy on the hela-hto near Polen. In the direction of the Stry on the 24th and the 25th a desperate bat- tle beKan and atlll continues. "On the other there were the customary "Our Blnrh Sea fleet yettterday bombarded the Boanhorua Great were observed In one fort. "A Turkish Itattleahip In the traltK made a feeble reply to our GERMANS HOLD POSITIONS ON LEFT BANK OF YSER PROM H'IFiS'l PAHK. the allies' reserves while pre-parations are belnff made foi an attack at some other point (n the lonp; line Whatever are the Intentlunt of the Germans, they certainly a suc- cessful coup, which, while it tllti not break, did dent the allies' line Canadians Lose St. Julien. The Canadians, who were holrllnK the British portion of the lines, were the flrsl to recover themselves, nnil in coun- ter of which are rlng- IIIR throughout the part of the the; had been com- pelled to and since then, with their comrades, withstood the German assaults, but were obliged to Kive up St. Julien. The -French and BeJsrluns. who re- ceived the blast in fuller force and were driven back across the canal be- twen BoesinRhe anr] Steenstraate, were not mucli slower in recovering, and, according; to the French official re- ports, succeeded in renaming posses- sion of the. canal hanks and much of the surrendered territory to the easl There is no inclination here, how- ever, to belittle the initial success of the Clerman sweep and the work that is before the allied armies before the situation can fully restored. "Germans Have Won Revenge." A wrtter In the fall Mall (inzette de- scribes It aa 'Ha ma.sterl> tactical coun- ter and rleclares that "if the Germans have waiteil lonp to take (heir revenue for Xeuve thej hsve taken it now." By across the canal, it is pointed out. the Hermans gained for the moment command of the new roads, and if they had not been driven back would have forced a re- adjustment of the whole alliei! line in the reffion of Ypres. The official reports thiow little liprht on the progress of the battle, news from Holland Rives the information that the Citnnonade last nisrht was more severe than ever, and that Ipng trains of Herman reinforcements soinn; to the front are passing equally lonpr trains of wounded bound for the base hospitals There is no likelihood, therefore, that the battle will be over for some days to come, as the Ger- mans have made immense preparations in men anrl material for their offensive, which has forestalled that of the allies British Official Version. The British war office issued the'fol- lowing statement tonishf "First. Severe flfthtlnK to the north- east of Vpres still continues, the gen- eral situation remaining unchanp-ed. Our left flank. In readjusting its line to meet the altered conditions, due to the original forced retirement of the French, had to face to the north and to extend to the west St. .lulien "This extension weakened our line for a time, and, after a gallant resist- ance by the Canadians agfalnst superior numbers, St Julien was captured by the enemy Our lines now run south of that place. "Second. Our troops to the east of Ypres have borne the brunt of repeated heavy attacks, which they have stub- bornly opposed throughout the battle. In an entirely unexpected situation, which has demanded the exerose of gallantry and fortitude by the men and Cardinal Prancis Bourne. Archbishop of Westminster; Thomas Nichol. moderator of ihe Church of Scotland; Joseph Compton Rickett, president of the Free Church council; the Verv Rev J. H. Hertz, chief rabbi of the United Hebrew congregations; the Duke of Norfolk, Ijansciowne, liOi-tl Viscount Brj ce, Ar- thur Henderson, John Redmond and Arthur Shirley Benn, members of par- liament, and Sir Charles Johnston, lord mayor of London. Many Others Aiding. In addition to these Individuals the appeal carries the names of an exten- sive committee of prominent persons representing all sections of public and social life. It is Issued on behalf of Belgians who dared to stay in their native InnrJ." It points out the nccessili of aiding the work hith- erto carried out by neutrals. An independent campaign for funds ts to be made by a national committee which has the sanction of the govern- ment, but as it impossible for Eng- lishmen to enter Belgium the proceeds will be turned over to American relief commission which, accoi dtng to the appeal, "has worked miracles bj arranging for the importation into BeJfrfitm In the face ot unparalleled difficulties, of food supplies valued at moi p than The appeal points out that the American commission could make no appeal in Knglaml, hence the organi- zation of the British committee which intends to consolidate all the existing organizations in tlie empire for Bel- gian relief. Will Consolidate Efforts. The appeal assures the public that not a single mouthful of the supplies contributed will be seized by the Ger- mans, and Herbert C. Hoover, chairman of the American commission, is Quoted lo show that the problem faced in Bel- giu'n requires British assistance, as the expenditure of is now required to keep bodv I and soul of the Belgian people to- gether. SHIP LINE TO ARGENTINA New Service From New York Win Be Inaugurated Soon. FINANCED AT BUENOS AIRES New York. April establish- ment of a new steamship line between New York p.nd Buenos Aires, financed b> business men of Argentina and sub- sidized tij the Argentine government, has been uled for. according to Ricardo Coll, editor of the Buenos Hazon. who reached New York today aboard the British steamer Registry Mot Decided. Mr foil said the project would be discussed at the coming pan-American financial conference in Washington. The date of the new liner's inaugura- tion, he said, hftrl not been settled, nor harl n been determined whether the vessels would fly the American or 4iKentine Hag, although the latter probably would be used. There would be two sailings each month, he said, both from Xew York and Buenos Aires at first, and more thereafter if busines warranted Vessels to Be Chartered. The vessels probably will be char- tered instead of new vessels being built, he- said. There is an earnest desire in South America, part i cvilarli in Argentina, to establish closer commercial relations with the I'nited States, Mr .Coll said, and the establishment of the new steamship line was one of many manifestations of this spirit. S traw Hats You want the backing of a repu- tation behind a Straw Hat that you may be sure of the shape as well as the quality. Henry Heath (of London) and Per- each a guarantee of both. The finest of braids and workmanship the absolute- ly correct in proportions that make them becom- ing. Split, Sennit, Soft Straws and Panamas. Henry Heath, and and Panamas. to F at Fourteenth. THE CITY OF YPRES IS IN FLAMES AFTER HAIL OF INCENDIARY BOMBS London, April 27 is in flames, the Ger-; mans having thrown a hail of incendiary bombs into the town." Thus telegraphs the Morning Post's correspondent in northern France. i i "The fighting continues hotly all along this the spondent adds. "The Germans show extraordinary daring in' bringing heavy artillery close to their front line, the guns used being mostly 13-inch Austrian howitzers on movable carriages, i "The Germans also are using effectively armored trains carry-; ing 4.7 guns." English Archbishops Investigate Extent of'War Babies" Question i London. Apt 11 The "war bahlcs" question to he investigated. A i um- muniration Issued tomsin at i-dmbeth pa! ace. the archieplseopal residence cjf tin- Archbishop of 1'anterbury. stu s- "The archbishops of Oantcrbuij anu York, the Uev. Di. John Scott I.ulgelt. of the London school board and editor of the Methodist Times, Adeline. Duchess or Bedford; Dr Marj Daromli Srhariteh. Rovernor of St Mary's Collcse, ParldinK- ton: Londonderry, and have been Kivinft isieful (.onsidei ation to the ot there bemR rturtn? the an inn-rase in the number of 11- leftitnnaie lirths. and have requesttd committee of ladies. In conjunction iwith the National t'nion of Women ork- iers. to Investigate the nature and the en- tent of tluj Thf renoils Uiat the committees aiiall and the steps to be tnken If the juiohlem proves a serious ant- will be con- i sidei-pd another committee, of which Jthe Arrhhiphop of York is chairman. FEAR DRIVE ON PARIS England Anxious Lest German Attack Masks Real Object. RUSSIA IS CONFIDENT People Display Optimism Regard- ing Military Operations. VON KLTTCK REJOINS HIS MEN [NEW ABMIES ARE TTNBEE WAT Many British Military Experts Think That Effort Is Being Made to Draw- Away Allies' Reserves, and That Then the Real Smashing Advance Will Start. Grave Events Seem Impending. Success of Czar's Troops in Holding; the Germans in Poland Does Much Toward Removing All Anxiety and Causing People to Feel Among Poles Work. London, April BrKain, with the rest of Europe is awaiting with undisguised the outcome of the tremendous hattle of Vprea. and the unmasking: of the fiermnn purpose in organizing (he great offensive e- Is the drive almeil Dunkirk anrl t'filais. as was that of October n ml No- vember, or ts it n feint in force to draw the allies' reserves ami then open the way for an attack on on or Sofssons and a fresh advinre on Reconnoissances in rJclsriurn and In the rear of the ers in expert to see him seize the op- portunil> and launch another batter- Ing ram at the French lines, Paris as his objective In the belief that suf- ficient numbers of reserves been hurried to the Flanders front lo make his efforts a logical one Many here, however, are of the opin- ion the Oerrrmn objective is the old one of the channel which would e to them at least part aid can ill h.e appreciated FIXAM'E It? 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