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if GROUND NEAR YPRES
I"The Further They Come
tne naiwi j-"j ""
WhipPecl" Is General
French's Comment on
1 German AttacK.
IFighting Grows in Intensity as
. 1 1. A inti Uu! Tfioli
Reinforcements at Threat
ened Points Kaiser Making
By WILLIAM G. SHEPHERD
rnmirttihl, IK II) tt Vnttett rreaa
CotVTioni. ,n areat BrUa(n
I AT THE HEADQUAIiTEIlS OF THE
hniTISK OVEBSBAS AIUIY, NORTH-
rEBN FRANCE, April 26.-"The further
'they eomo tho "nrdcr 'hey'lt get
Tho abovo ptirasc, mo snarp comment
f Field Marshnl Sir John French, com-
minder In chief of tho British forces,
IVhen apprised that tho Germans nnd
lucked their wiy through to tho Ypres
'Cnal, Is today tho slogan of tho entire
nrftlsh army. It expresses tho supremo
'confldeneo of tho entlro force, regular and
Volunteer, and Is being followed up by
n onslaught nil nlong tlio lino to try to
'recover tho lost ground that for florcc
BeM has never been equaled In nny
frevlous war. Tlio ngnune continues 01
th dtmost Intensity nnd tho relnforce
punti are being thrown Into tho battlo
11., t every point whore reports of air
men Indicate the Germans liavo massed
for renewed assault.
'.Standing on n, hill, flvo miles from
Tores, today I oaw reflected along a 15
U, panorama filled with smoke, tho
ftitntlo opposition which General
rrench's army Is making against tho
elht of tho reinforced German wnr ma
chine. Through tho smoke and tumult
' tho horizon dotted with white clouds
.torn hs bursting shrapnel, tho British
'itlll hold nil of their positions la tho
vnuniiy ui ... -. - ""'
a denso sniOKO ciouu nangSi juacca incro
tiy the enormous shells from tho German
Vain which constantly burst over every
jrtton of tho British positions.
the Canadians still are gallantly holding
their now positions the lino can Just
k. distinguished through tho whitish
moke. Ynres Itself Is being subjected
? to lmost continuous bombardment from
'-. fir.mnn hanvv nrtlltorv ntiH lino
mo ucii.'u" "" " ". ... ......
teen set on flro In many plnccs. The
grtat tower of tho beautiful Cloth Hall
glistens In tho sunlight nbove the sea
of smoke which fills tho city, offering
a great target to the hostile guns. Smoke
from six burning Belgian villages Is
tully dlscernlblo on tho horizon while
sbovo It nil can be picked up tho British
eeroplanes reconnolterlng tho enemy's po
sitions and watching n3 tho "eyes of tho
jftrmy" for tho now massing of troops that
rxgrccasui uiiumui tiiiciui'iuu tiuviiuwu.
ITl.- finnnHIt ft (Via flArmnn nnlennnita
pses which showered over tho Allied
lfi wna an rpflnt tlinfr tlin rrrmmrl fni
a w(de area has turned a deep yellow
Trmci,, viewea irom a instance, seems as
moun it wcro covcrea witn a powaer.
Although' the allied soldiers were af
fected for an area half n mile behind
their trenches, tho German soldiers
rushed Into tho fumes unharmed. This
vis explained when, on prisoners wero
5, found wads of cotton, nnd they said they
inoatrils when charging after the gas guns
had been fired.
From General French down, the Brlt-
ausrtmA nttflmnt nf thft Harmon HAncrnl
IjJUff to hack through to Calais, and
I iTtry precaution has been taken to meet
ETENrsra CEPEB-FHimLDiircFHi mioitpmlY SEFftra ffs," eotb:
WHICH GOES TO PROVE THAT WOMEN ALSO ARE BORN FIBBERS
P1T)PAITC t'TYn "Tnorrcnit
1 GIRL AFTER LONG SEARCH
Five-year-old, Losing Way, Spends
iiigni, Kim ovruilKurij.
Little Rachel McKenzIe, the B-year-old
kdiihter of Sir. and Sirs. Murdo SIcKen-
Be, u back at her home, 6607 Llnmoro
treet, today, and her father and mother
re tired but contented oftor nn all-day
i&d iH-nltrht Rpnn.li ni 4V.A rlilM
fclUchel went to tho Westminster Pres-
itjMnan Church Sunday school, at 6Sth
uwi ana cnester avenue, yesterday for
to first time. When tho class was dls
Wswd the little one started to walk
a What she believed to be the direction
( aer hnmA Rha tfnl1rA fm, n tnn-
JoiU time, she said today, and did not
bs any familiar faces. Finally she be-
E to realize that she was lost, and
tears began to flow. r
:WMt before 6 o'clock last Wght Mrs.
" B. Verlnden, sitting on the
jwh of her home, on Xtldge avenue
car Main trpA nphv ., n niA
i; e,rl ylng in a group of negro
i7 M"' vonnden investigated.
r'HV.chel eobbed that she was
i, L and d,dn,t know here she
J'M. She did not even know her last
" or he was too frightened to tell It.
" verlnden took the child into her
Ms and kept her there all night.
K i mornlnK Mr. McKenzIe -went from
" .homo to continue the search he had
m ?akln al nleht. Shortly after
?" bought a newspaper and read
ttiA . chllrt ,n Da"by. About the same
K.. McKenzIe was reading the
K i'i?ry ,n a PaP'- brought to her by
s5!!5bor who thought the lost child
ttfii ,- nachel. Both parents started
?. .' Vernan home and arrived -with-Bt.i
mlnutea ot each other,
RjTvv achel la JlaynS 1" the 'ot near
alt ! n,le homo now and ah8 Bay8
1t.A e ,la "n6ver, never goln" to be
1HIT0NS ISSDE NPAV AIPFAT,
Iplt AID OF BELGIAN PEOPLE
fienNeed of ?2,600,000 a Month to
... t LONDON, April 28.
.. 'WUJ has taken nn tha llnn'a ihnr. of
tMH..eIg1a1 rellef wfk A British
r5in rellef nnmiui. ha. h
d to secure better British co-opera-
cnurchmen, members of the nobility
h.rZn "aoers in charity. An ap
.4 ?"" 'aued on behalf of 7.000.000
are entliv rt..it.,.
Shl!"!' wrlt to be left in the hands
5Um.Ualon' d,ret British par
Oemti" '"POMlble. Is stated that
Germans Will not. or cannnt nirr ntf
Thisfn i. i.ii
i aid t7Jr.a,Q '" t"18 act that un
S0Dul,tf,?lnK '""nediately the atarv
li aSr1 2. ot Belgium may commit
ahn 2 w"1 cause the P0Pls
w.W t. n,n.u '7 l " atd that
H iuiif?th u gently needed. In
g sn there ara so em m .n n,i
' the dally breadline waiting for
LSn' '?'". 0t W"
MRS P6EPS iJOTHM
UltlC SA0$Bt TbO
U6R TMr ME 6AW
H10MT AND SUE WAS
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-O VoJ POO' (TiRL .HAVEN'T VOU EARD H SHOOLDNT UMt)
i'm 6o soRnf for. , -. Them I wouldn't Mentiomsd rr im J .. ,
V f.rJlW W WORLOlrr wul C "f,,8 THIS INSTANT .1
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KAISER RUSHES TO FLANDERS;
BERLIN CERTAIN OF VICTORY
Emperor to Direct Operations on
AMSTERDAM, April 26.
Emperor William Is rushing the Flan
derB front on his special train to direct
tho operations ngnlnst tho Allies at
Ypres and along tho Ysor front, according
to advices received here from Berlin to
day. These unodlclal reports state that
tho Kaiser wna at Cracrow when tho new
Flinders battle opened and that ho Im
mediately hastened to Berlin, where he
stayed only a few hours before continuing
his journey to Belgium.
Tho Berlin dispatches state that rejoic
ing is general In Berlin over tho German
-success in Flanders and that the peoplo
expoot complato vlotory in thetr effort to
win Calais. They report also that hun
dreds of British and (French prisoners arej
pouring inio liormany.
OFFERS TO AID "4TH"
Will Volunteer Services to
Councils' Committee Fine
Musical Program Planned.
BRITISH FLEET BOMBARDS
GERMANS ALONG COAST
Von Hinflcnburg Reported in Com
mand of Flanders Offensive.
AMSTERDAM, April 26.
Along tho Belgian coast British war
ships aro bombarding the Germans'
positions, according to n dispatch from
Sluts, Holland, which states that all day
Sunday tho booming of tho great naval
guns could be heard.
A Rotterdam dispatch states that n
great Gorman offensive at Ypres Is being
directed by Field Marshal Von Hlnden
burg transferred by order of Emperor
William from tho Eastern theatre. British
experts aro inclined to doubt this report,
though It Is well understood that Gor
man troops have been transferred from
tho Poland nnd East Prussian front to
Supreme Court Decisions
Tho following decisions wero handed down In
the Supremo Court today:
fly Justice Ktewurt:
County nt Schuylkill vs. rtfcse, c. V. Schuyl
kill County. Judgment rovernfd nnd judgment
now entered for plaintiff In tho sura ot SliSM
Tly Justice- Frazer:
Skeer estate, Skeer appeal, O. C. Carbon
Cnunty. Appeal dismissed.
Skeer cMnto Skeer appeal, O. C. Carbon
County. Dccreo nftlrmed.
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The Citizens' Committee, representing
organizations In all sections of Philadel
phia, will offer Its services to Councils'
Fourth of July Committee nt a confer
ence early In the week, and co-operate
In every way to make the national In
dependence Day celebration hero a suo-
A number of promlnont soloists have
offered their services, and It Is probable
that ono of the number will be selooted
to lead tho immense chorus In Inde
pendence Square. This chorus will bo
accompanied by several bands, which,
according to prtent arrangements, will
bo massed In Washington Square.
As many prominent women guests will
bo present from nil sections of tho
United States, the women's organiza
tions of tho city are nrranglng a num
ber of Boclal affairs In their honor, nnd
everything will bo clone to make their
visit here a momorablo one.
A trip to Valley Forge and other his
torical spots In and near the city nre
nmong tho things already planned. An
effort will bo made to have tho wives
and widows of famous military and naval
heroes among the guests.
Considerable funds will be required to
carry out tho program as how planned,
but as It Is exp'cctetl Councils will ap
propriate $12,000 for tho celebration, while
$25,000 more will be given by the Stnte,
thero Is every reason to believe thnt
there will bo enough money available for
the big celebration.
All Goods Marked in Plain Figures
GERMANY OFFERS POTASH
IN EXCHANGE FOR COTTON
Willing to Ship Cargoes to U. S. Un
BERLIN, April 26.-The negotiations
with tho United States for the removal
of tho German prohibition of tho expor
tation ot potash salts, which have been
In progress for some time, have reached
tho stage whero a successful Issue seems
Germany some time ago felt forced to
Interrupt shipments of potash for fertil
izer purposes to the United States until
satisfactory guarantees were arranged
thnt German potash exported would not
bo used In the manufacture of ammuni
tion for sale to the Allies.
Potash salts form tho essential part of
both black powder and the bursting
charge In shrapnel, and nlso the fulmi
nating cap In rifle cartridges.
Tho German proposal, which seems to
bo capable of acceptance by the United
States, Is that potash exported In ex
change for cotton cargoes bo consigned
to tho Department of Agriculture nt
Washington under a g'unrnntce that It
will be UBcd solely In tho United States
for the purpose of fertilizers, and thnt
Its distribution bo supervised by Inspect
ors who would sco that none of It would
fall Into tho hands of powder manufac
turers, as It is charged has been the case
of rubber Imports from Great Britain,
Brynn Lecture Tour in Doubt
WASHINGTON. April 26.-If he gets a
vacation this year ho may dollver a few
lectures, Secretary Bryan said today.
Conaldcrlng the present International sit
uation, however, he expressed doubt
whether the vacntlon would be "possible.
Friday night hp will speak In New York
on "Total Abstinence."
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Miss Addams Appeals for Release of
Noordam by British.
LONDON, April K.
United States Ambassador Walter H,
Tngo has been npnonlcri to In n telogrnm
from Miss Jano Addnmn, to expedite the
relcaso of the Hollnnd-Amcrlca liner
Noordam, now detained In the Downs. On
bonrd nre tho Amorlcan women delegates
to tho Women's Peace Conference nt The
Hague, which Is scheduled to open on
Wednesday. Tho steamship cannot pro
ceed without permission from the Ad
mlralty. It Is said hero that so soon as
tho Noordam's cargo nnd papers can be
Inspected she will likely be permitted to
Maurice E. Slcrn Convalescent
Friends of Maurice E. Stern, of 3718
North 18th street, seoretary to the Fed
eration of Jewish Charities In the United
States, will bo triad to learn that he Is
recovering from nn attack of pneumonia.
Mr. Stern has been 111 for about 10 days.
GERMANS GENERATED GAS
FUMES IN OWN TRENCHES
Wind Carried Asphyxiant to Allies'
Lines, Say Observers.
PAWS, April Hi. Travelers from Haste
brouck say that men who observed the
beginning of the German advance north
of Ypres deny 'that bombs filled with
asphyxiating gas were used, but say
that some kind of n. gas was generated
In the German trenches and carried Into
the allied lines by the wind,
Before tho fumes commenced It was
noticed that something of an unysual
nature was going on behind the enemy'
parapet Tho Germans waited tot it
favorable wind, and when It cnm tits
operations began by the appearance bt
great, dark clouds of dense smoke, tyiieh
rolled toward the allied positions.
Taking advantage of the stupefying
effect caused by this smoke, the Germans
rushed forward, Some any that at first
the Gorman had their faces covered with
A Dutch correspondent telegraphs that
certain Germans have confided tb him
thnt the Germans Intend to continue the
Use of nsphyxlatlng gas nnd expect that
it will prove their final means of victory.
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