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HAWAIIAN GAZETTC, TUESDAY, JULY 30, 1918 SEMI-WEEKLY.
WON AT HIGH COST
PAR IS, July 28 (Associated Press) Northward from the Marne
the German retreat ia now developing so rapidly that in places
the pursuing Allies are unable to maintain their contact with the
enemy. The Germain retreat is general all along the southern arc
of the salienV' "while' with strongly reinforced armies the Crown
Prince is holding back the Allies at Soissons and west of Rhcims in
heavy fighting, desperately striving to hold his ground here to pre
vent the closing behind his troops of their only means of escape.
It is evident that the withdrawal planned by the fierman lead
ers is of the entire region between the Marne and the Ourcq. where
further effortr. to maintain their positions have been found too costly
under the steady pressure of the Franco-Americans and the contin
uous bombardment from the Entente artillery.
TAKING NUMEROUS PRISONERS
Yesterday the Germans began to fall back steadily all along
the Marne front, with the French and Americans pressing hard upon
their rear, taking numerous prisoners and capturing a number of
big guns, including one super-cannon, abandoned in the wodds at
I'.recy. This gun has been used to bombard French towns far in
the rear of the Entente lines and may possibly have been used for
(lie bombardment of Paris, firecy being approximately fifty-two
miles from this city.
The Germans have moved practically all their big guns north
.ind hav e only a small amount of artillery to use in support of their
rearguards, who arc forced to depend solely upon machine guns
to hold the Allies. These rearguards are speedily driven out of their
positions when located and the ranges communicated to the Allied
artillery, which is being brought up behind the infantry as fast as
the guns can be transported over the wrecked, roadless and bridge
TWENTY-MILE FRONT MOVING
At noon yesterday the Allies had advanced their line along a
twenty-mile front by one and two miles, the front then running
through lieugneux, on the west, to Villeneuve-sur I ere, to Cour
nioiit. Uiaumuzy. Jiligny, Gueux and La N'envillette. the latter mark
ing the farthest gain north of Rheims.
The Allies have now advanced more than fifteen kilometers
northeast of Chateau Thierry and at no point now are the Germans
closer than five miles of the Marne. this being north of Dormans,
while every hour is adding to the Allies gains here and elsewhere
along the Marne front.
Already in their retreat the Germans have not onlv lost everv
thing they had gained in the drive they launched on the fifteenth,
but practically a third as well of the gains they made in their great
drive across the Aisne which began on May 15 and ended on June 3.
Chateau Thierry, where the enemy had won nearest to Paris
before the Americans stopped them and which has been one of the
early pivotal, points in the present battle, is now far in the Amer
STILL STEADILY ADVANCING
The latest reports last night state that at points the Allies have
advanced their front twenty miles, indicating rapid progress and
making it plain that, the Crown Prince js simply extricating his
army as best be can and, making no further effort to hold anv line
south of the Ourcq". His losses are rolling up rapidly in nieii and
machine gYfl?f VW WPPl.h4V either Uen destroyed, or with
drawn. ,1 ( V
The f- ranco-American line throughout its length from where it
crosses the Ourcq to where it joins the Anglo-Italian line southwest
of Rheims, has been advanced two miles in two days, with twice
and thrice that in places.
While the Franco-American pressure on the south is being
maintained and the retreating army is being followed as closely as
is safe, while guarding against traps and ambuscades, the Allies on
both Hanks are hammering incessantly, smashing back counters
where the reinforced Germans feel obliged to launch such and mak
ing grr dual gains at all points.
Yesterday afternoon the Americans cleared the last of the enemy
from the Fere forest, where the fighting had been very heavy since
morning. The commanders consider that the progress of the Franco
American army is most satisfactory and there is no indication that
this progress can be checked for some time at least.
RETREAT GENERAL TOWARD NOON
The German retreat did not become general until late in the
nmg, after the Allies had resumed their assaults all along the
ii' front an. I hii.l made substantial gain iu the Ourco Vullev rain. tl,t
pin to assume u serious aspect for the enemy. Btroug forces of Americans
1 1 rove forward against the- nermann holding the approaches to the vital innc
twin point of l-erei.Tardenois, slowly vhing the nermann back in the face
of desperate resistance, the importance of the position being testified to bv the
strenuous defense and by the frequent counters' with which the German at
tenite,l to stem the steady progress eastward of the Americans
, ,.i . ""' u"th f K're Tur,luoi'i' in the neavv for,st of northeast
or ( liatenu Thierry, other Americans were heavily engage.!. The German ha. I
mniiy machine gun nests throughout the northern end of this woods and each
last had to be hunted down and sotted for the artillery. During the after
noon the Americans emerged into the clear country north of this woods having
cither killed or oaptured or driven all the Hermans out
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publish the following announcement iu
th columns of your paper: This office
has just received a long list of occupa
tions for which the Government has ur
gent need of men and women to fill.
This 1 iKt contains the names of 8.1
t nides or professions of occupations,
he nee is too l.iithv to publish.
Among the positions open are the
following: stenographers, typists,. clerks,
bookkeepers, coat accountants, drafts
men, linens, copyists, blueprint opera
torn, designers, electrical and niechan
icMl engineers, chemists, etc. A full
list of positions open with salaries paid
mid places where services nro required
may be seen hy'c tilling on me at mv of
lice in tbo r. ,x. Customs House.
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Secy. Mount Ci,il, Service Eaininers.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
LOAN QUARTER MILLION
WASHINGTON, July 27 Oflb" i
Subscription of ipiurt-er of a nnl'r i
dollars to the issue of treasury ccrtili
rates to be issued in advance of the
fourth Liberty I .nun has been made bv
the Knights of Columbus.
These certificates are later exchang
ul.. ,,n I lie bun, Is.
BE WIDELY OBSERVED
WASHINGTON. July 27 (Official!
- Churches of all denominations
throughout the luiigth and the breadth
of the United States will observe to
morrow the fourth anniversary of the
refusal of Serbia to meet the demniid-i
of Austria, the obfenane taking the
form of "Serbia Day." From the
pulpits will he voiced eiprcssions of
sviupHtliv with that wronged people
and with their oppressed kindred in
other binds. Bles.iinus will be invoked
upon them and the cause to which they
j NEW COUNTY AGENT IS
NAMED FOR GARDEN ISLE
j Food Administrator Child announced
yesterday thut he had appointed (1. V.
Sahr county agent for the island of
j Kauai. Mr. Sahr will fill the position
' fornicilv held bv 11. .herd Case, who was
inducted into the National. Arniv.
Mr. Suhr is a graduate of the Massa
chusetts agricultural eolle.ge of A in
herst. Massachusetts with a degree of
Mnchelor of Science an. I comes to the
Islands highly recommended iu agricul
GAIN I ORAUJES
Chief of Staff Reports Germans
Pushed Back Eleven Miles
Further From Paris
WASHINGTON, July L'7 (Official )
Summing tip the situation in France
Gen.t Feytnn ('. March, in conference
with the newspaper men said that on
the Aisne Marne front the Germans
have been forced back eleven miles
further from Pnns and the Allied line
haf been shortened ten miles by the
advantages thiit have been gained. The
positions on the flunks ,rf the salient
before. Hoissons and Kheims ar rela
tively unchanged. The German with
drawal from ('lis lean Thierry toward
the efnter of the salient and the Im
portent Oerninn center at Kerr en Tar
denois ia within three miles of the
allied liuea and keeps it under constant
The most striking advance alnee last
Wednesday was the British forrea west
pf Rheims where a mile and a half
was gained along a four mile front,
placing the enemy s forcea to the aouth
in an Awkward position.
More than Gomo American troopa
reached Europe Inst week, and that the
total number of American troopa which
have embarked for France ia more
than 1,230,000. The transportation
facilities of the expeditionary army
are fully meeting the strain, keeping
the troops and s-.ippliea moving and
bringing up the heavy giina ami am
munition. Secretary Baked told the senate com
mittee on, military affairs that the situ
ation on the Western front was favor
able. Japan Congratulate
Chief of fctalT lyeharn of Jnpnn
sent a message to General March con
gratulating him for America on behalf
of the Japanese because of the splendid
American successes won in France. He
said the news fortified his conviction
that a Anal triumph is assured.
' w. a. a
Teutons Demand Supplies Rus
sians Need For Selves
WASHINGTON, July 27 Associat
ed Pre-sl Deiuimils upon Russia by
Germany for increnidiig supplies of
food is causing increasing tension be
tween the two countries. There is not
enough food in Russia for sroth cnun
tries and in many pints of Russia
fn mi lie and distress stalk through the
lit n. I. If the demands be granted the
suffering of the Russians will become
more than ever acute.
On the other hand Germany has look
ed forward to securing supplies fbr it
self and Austria from BussiH and Unit
was one of the moving purposes in
granting peace. It has not been taken
into consideration that the crops of
Russia are short and the acreage cul
tivated materially reduced so thnt Ger
man demands have been based upon
BUY NO LEATHER
Till: HAGCK, July 12 (Associated I
Press ) l.eiither shoes are sold out in!
Merlin says the correspondent of the I
"Clothing of all kinds, including un I
derclothing. is most difficult to gct.l
even with a clothing card. No hand
kerchiefs, no shirts, no socks, on nap- j
kins, no wollen or cotton jacket fori
baby. Decent washing and toilet soap I
hns long been unobtainable. Many,,
ninny things are unobtainable that lire i
still to be had in Holland, although
prices may run much higher than in
peace times. Yet the Berliner looks
fairly clean and well groomed. The;
art of clothes mending has been car-
ried to a fine point here. And water
an, I siind keeps you clean too, at a j
"A siuokeable cigar can not be I
bruught for less than sixty fcnniis
"iid then not more than three at a
time. A cigarette costa twelve fen I
mi's, ii nil smoking tobacco has gone
the way of rice and beans and peas I
IS TOLD BY MARCH
and salmi oil and brandy and turpen i
tine iiml sealing wax and a hundred
other articles. Gone, completely gone.:
"Or.lv as rec.ur ls fuel, the Berliners '
are better off. Thee is hardly any i
limit on gas, electricity or coal.
"Great niateriul privations have!
been, and are l.cin" borne, with fnrti i
toile. vd'lcd to which are the pane's;
of in 'in niiu' and sorrow, grief and
:"iietv in thousands of homes for the
fallen, mid those about to fall.1
V SIIINGTON. July 'JS i Assoc! t
ed Press 1 - CnsuaW ies- announce' ves
tenlav bv the war depcliiient weie- j
Aran Killed iti action, vixtv f ul":
did of wounds twenty six; - , i ri , d.
seventy six: missing. I w o
Auitiiii! thove kil'cd in 'i.-iitn e a j
l.ieut. John Co'miii, an,' ('a,t. I ittel
llariisou died "f nun's 1. i--.it. Id.li '
aid l.l.isd was kilb'd iu an uii'diiii1 ic
Marines Killed iu action, oue:
w iinn.le.l, seven: missing, four.
W. S. S.
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By Editor Harden
Fearless German Writer Says
Chancellor Misinterprets Utter
ances of Wilson and Balfour
and Quotes Speeches In Proof
AMSTERDAM, July 28 ( Associated
lress) Maximilinn Harden, fearlesa '
Oeiman editor ami opponent of the
dominant policy of militarism has once
again come out strongly againat the
Germnn junkers :nd takes occasion to
flatly contradict the charges that were
made by von Hertling in tho reichatag
on July It that the United States and
the Alllea are seeking to destroy Ger
many. In the publication "Die 8u
kunft" he flee I ii res that the charges
made "by the chancellor that the Allies
seek to annihilate Germany are untrue.
On the contrary, he insists, their clear
ly expressed desires it to eliminate I
In support of his contention Harden
quotes freely from the speeches of Pres
ident Wilson and Half our and then '
proceed to eompnre those speeches
th the utterances of the German
ASSERTS WILSON IS
In his speech in the Reichstag von
Hertling said hi part:
"I maintain the standpoint of the!
imperial reply to the peare note of j
Pope Benedict. The pacific epirlt I
which inspired this reply haa also in- j
spired me. At the time' I added that
this spirit must not give our enemies
free conduct for 1111 interminable con
tinuation of the war.
Would Destroy Germany
"What have we lived to see. how
ever While for four years there can 1
have been no doubt whatever of our!
willingness to hold out our hand to
ward n n honorable peace, we have
heard until these last few days incit
ing speeches delivered by enemy states
men. President Wilson wants war un
til we are destroyed, and what Mr.
Ralfntir iliA TlrOis!, u...tnn
for foreign affairs, has said, most real-1
iv urive me jiusn or anger to tne cheeRS
of every German.
"We feel for the honor of our fa
therland, and we cannot allow our
selves to be constantly and openly in
sulted in this manner, and behind
these insults ia .the desire for our de
srturtion. As long as this desire for
our destruction exists, we must en
dure, together with our faithful na
tion. Nation Most Hold Out
"I nm also convinced I know it
that in the widest circles of our na
tiou the same serious feeling exists
everywhere. As long a the desire for
our destruction exists we - must bold
out, and we will hold oot, with confidence-
iu our troopa, in our army ad
ministration and our magnificent na
tion, which bears so wonderfully these
difficult times with their great priva
tions and continuous sacrifices."
SELFISHNESS OF VON
TIRPITZ ANGERS CROWD
NKW YORK. July U' Oraud Admi
ral von Ti i pi t leader of the Fnther
lnnd Party and one of the most rabid
of Paii-Germnnists, hud a narrow es
cape from being handled roughly by
an angry crowd ut the railroad station
at Preienwiilde. Brandenburg, recently,
according to n lettre published in
V'orwaerts of Merlin, a copy of which
has been received here. A passenger
(lain was crowded and excited piissen
gers were struggling to get on when
one discovered it compartment in which
sat one mnu by himself.
A rush was made for the compart
incut, bub the door was not opened.
Force was about to be used when the
conductor opened the compartment.
The lone passenger looked at the in
truders, removed his hat to ahow his
bald head and stroked his beard. It
was Admiral von Tirpits. He muiu
taine.l a studied silence even when
some stepped up to him and cried out:
"Yes, that's the way the Father
land people are. They reserve for them
elves the comfortable compartments
and don't cure if tho people next door
are crushed to death."
No reuly as vouched and no pas
scnger dared take a sent in the admi
ral 's compartment.
w. s. s. -
LATIN AMERICAN TRADE
WITH THIS NATION GROWS
'V.V: MINGTcV Julv 27 COfflciaPi
Increase of MMI,0(MI iu the trade
of the I'nite.l Slates with South Am
i ricn is am. nun. , -.I by the department
of commerce ai"! the stat'stics to show
the mini is mim ii For the H eal vear
exports to tli.' l atin American conn
uies were if.-iH5tU.4MJt ' This gain
murks ti still further iir-resse !i th
Suotli Amen, mi trade for the I'niU'd
States which l.eliue the war went to
Germany. It mirks un increase iu the
coi.tii'eme winch the Latin American
nations ate moic and more reposiir:
iu their povM-ii'ul neighbi r to the
north an. I is evidence of th- fait that
the merchants "I this country have
wakened to tl pport unities almost
ill their door.
FORMCR CZARINA AND
HER FAMILY ARE SAFE
LONDON. Jul, L'7 (Associated
1'iessi Hal'elv c.i the former caiina
of Kussia an t ill-' members of her
'':ll'. Iv is repolle: 111 II Central Nl'V'S
A'.'i'ii. v .le paf.h fioin Amsterdam
wis. I. sjixs that 'lie surviving mcuilit'is
'.'' i he liiiinn ii'.d l :i 1 1 1 1 1 x have found a
safe refuge iu a monastery iu Siberia.
FRONT IN ITAI ViReported To
.....,, "n.'lBe Finland Ruler
Take Up Positions In Business
like Way Further Gains
In Albania Reported
ROMK. July l'h -(Associated Press)
Trained American soldiers are now
actively in the fighting against the
Anstrians on the Italian front. They
began arriving at theii positions yes
terdav morning and took up their work
in a thoroughly businesslike way. The
Italians in the adjacent sectors widly
cheered the news of the arrival of their
Allies from i.ver the sens.
Hitherto the onlv combatants the
Americans have hnd in Italy have been
their aviators who did gallnst e- !--in
the assistance they rendered in the
rout of the Anstrians along the Piavc
River. The Americans have also had
hosital and medical forces and trans
ports here for some little time.
In Albania the fighting in the vicin
ity of M unsi, located in a bend on the
north side of the Semini River has
continued. There the enemy was re
inforced but their attacks were repulsed
with hevy losses which included more
than a hundred prisoners and some ma
On the Albanian front the fightin'
hna slowed down somewhat but Is pro
gressing around the Teuton right wlnp
in Macedona where their line is brok
en by the dividing mountain region.
The Country iu which the fighting
has occurred is the most hopeless frotr
th standpoint of adaptability of mili
tary operations that one could imag
ine. It is, Arst of nil, a maze of tan
gieu mountains, witu practically nr
plains, and with only narrow valleys
Thence mountains ore divided and cu'
up by a number of winding stream'
which flow in all directions in thei
effort to find an outlet to the ses.
The mountains rise directly from the
river valleys, with no flats between
so tint in practically every rase the
riveig are flowing rather through
frorgfs than through vaJkcys. The
country is, or was before the war, al
most trackless and was certainly with
out any adequate roads. Here and
there are graded, roads, which no foi
a short -distance and then degenerate
into mountain trails. But there is no
continuous road system which will facil
itate the movements of troops and sup
tdies Iir motor transport.
K'l.il roads are entirely absent, the
nearest being that from Saloniki which
stops nt Monastir. The question of
supplies is therefore a vital one am
one which, if any road should happen
to change bands or be made impassable
by artillery fire, must cause great em
barrnssment and considerable difficulty
VIENNA INSISTS ITS
ARMIES ARE WINNING
VIENNA, July 28 (Associated
Pressj Htorraiug , operations la Vat
Arsn and Concei Valley regions of the
Asingo sector of the Italion front In
flirt i'd heavy losses on the enemy, it
is reported in the communique issue.'
Referring to the fighting in Albanis
the report says "our Albanian troopt
repulsed counters near Ardeniea an"
took a crossing of the Semini River
CONCEALS AN ARMY
LONDON, July 8 (Associated
Press)---A British air officer writing
from the western front says that the
Germans have this spring brought
camouflage to a state of artistic per
feet ion that is almost incredible. "The
most expert and highly experienced
airmen are often deceived even when
flying low," he writes. "As a first
step, the German military authoritier
sought suggestions from the most dis
tinguished German artists in color. Ar
a next step, every available man wat
turned on to the business of carryinji
out the artists' ideas.
" Miles of canvas painted to look like
roads were constructed, under which
regiments could march without being
seen. Paper encampments were im
provised, and aerodromes, woods, vil
luges and factories of a purely fictiti
otis character were set up merely t(.
distract observers and to cover thi
movements of troops and guns. Noth
ing on so vast a scale has ever been
w. a. a.
REAL THING TO HI
With his father, mother and al'
elntives lost sight of since Ger
many invaded Melgium in 1HH, Pi
"i te Louis vn" Hofen. of the co'.s'
'illery. nt Fort Armstrong, him
elf n refugee from Hull cruelty
ester, in v became the banner si He
' Thrift Stamps. He went at his
ask with the kee-iest pleasure fc
o him everv t wenty five cent piec
received foi a rtamp, meant another
"hack at the nrehtlenl who in
few mouths deprived him of all hi
elnt i es.
On Fiidav night in the vicnnt'
if the battleship Hawaii he di tii
I of seventy live dollurs worth of
stamps, and vesterduy forenoon sol.
tru mre II- h"rrie.' .1 '
ula Purk ami sold fifty dollars
.oi Ih before the parade started
' then I "irrie-1 lick to the M
waii and disposed of oue hundred
'olliiis wirth while the parade was
Privute van Hoten, left F.uropc
io l!H3 iinl hus been working
oiii.l the world, eulisting iu the
mericiin .irinv iu New York, mil
i -.'illv w. inline, up at Fort Am
SWATTING HUNS IS
Is Uncle of Grand Duke of Meck
lenburg Schwerin and Brother
of Consort of Queen Wilhel
mina of Netherlands
PARIS, Julv 27 -I Associated I re
Finland- crow n ha been offered to
and accepted bv ilrnnd Duke Adolf
Friederich ,,f Meek leubiirg Neha erin. il
is reported n despatches from Zurich.
Grand Doke Adolf Friederich
uncle of the reiguiiie grand duke of
Mecklenburg Sdiwcrtn. Friederich Frn n
IV and i- n brother of Meinri. li, con
sort of yueen i III c I in i an of Nether
lands so that il ffer of the crown
to him may have an underlying pur
pose of .hawing closer relations be
tween Finland. Holland and Germany.
He was bom in 1X7:1 nn.l is unmarried.
Another reason for the selection may
tie, that the grnndiliicsl house of Meek
lenburg Schw erin is the only reigning
family in Western Kurope of Slavonic
origin nml claims to Im the oldest
"ovreign house of the Western world.
The grand dukes style themselves
"Princes of Wends" Hnd their fenolo
ricel table begins with Niklot who died
w. f. i.
GETTING THE TRUTH
N AHMY IN FRANCK,
ssoiiated Pressi German
erting nn.l m rendering
the Americans in Lorraine
their explanations for stir
endeiing that the efforts now being
Bade by the American armies as re
nforcements for the French and hrit
sh are becoming known in many parts
if Germany, the news of the American
trcngth and of their recent successes
lowly filtering into sll sections uf the
One prisoner said that he had heard
;hat there are now three hundred thou
and Americans in France, while an
ither stated thut the information be
lad received was that there are nine
lundred thousand landed but that the
najority of these were for purposes
ither than actually fighting.
The landwchr troops, composed of
he older men intended for home
tuards, are now being gone over with
i tine tooth comb in order that the
est of them limy Be taken to provide
resh material for the west front.
COAST CHINEWSE ARlT"
READY. FOR FIGHTING
A PAC1PI0 OOAHT TRAINING
STATION, July 27-(Officiall Seven
teen Chinese from'Ln Angeles today
eported here for military training. ex
Teasing themselves as being eager to
each France and take up arm against
w. s. s.
Good Showing By
Is Told Id Cable
Jorman Campion, Here On Way
To Mainland Sends News To
Encourage'Recruiting of Guard
In Philippine Islands
General Jones, commauder, organ r.ei
ml trainer of the Filipino National
luard division, was informed yester
ay by cable of the splendid showing
lade by the Filipinos iu the Hawaii
raft and National Guard regiments
'i the War Savings day parade.
The cablegram was sent by Norman
'ninpion, manager of the Cnlambru
ugur Kstate,' near Manila, who is now
visitor ia Honolulu. He was greatly
in pressed and pleased by the appear
ince and soldierly bearing of the Fili
inos in the parade. He deriled it
vould aid recruiting in the Philippine
f it was known there thut natives of
hat cijiintry who have come to Ha
vnii have been taken into the draft
nd National Guard regiments in Inige
His cablegram tu General Jones icud.
i effect, as follows:
"KeventiTfivc percent Hawaii draft
id National Guard regiments are Fili
inos. They made wonderful showing
n War Havings dav parade ihis mom
Campion believes the natives of the
I'hilippiues will be greatly plea -el t..
earn that their brethren have I., en
aken into the I'nite.l Stales Auuv .,n
'he same bnsis as other race-,. :. n I t'mt
t will cause in anv of tliein to join ilie
guard in the Philippines.
W. . .
(iilbert .1. Waller. Sr., who is
located on the Coast, hus sent a Ii
of resignation as a member
board of lieulth to (ioveriior ('
Carthv. The Uovernor annoiiii
terduv that he intended to offer the ao
pointment tu (iUbert J. W"ller. .1 1 s
son of the former board of health in. in
ber. The letter of resignation was ie
ceived yesterday, and becniihc v.ong
Waller was out of the city the (i..v
cruor was unable to learn if he wool I
accept the positiou furmeilv held I v
i - .
Expects Effort There To Divert
Allies From Marne and New,,,
From Haig Indicates That Bat- v
tie May Already Be Starting '
L J it N . July JS ( Assocla- ,'
tfil I'ti'ss, Some military.-
crts are looking fur a heavy
iiii 'ian ..tiinsit' i lit- launched -l
t row it IVim-f U ui)recht on
tin' I-latnlcr- front as one mean
ul lriv,eninn tlie pressure being
brilliant l I ihIi against trie ,'
Crciun Prince mi the Soissons
R he i nis -i-i tum. and the news last
niht. ,-: v initained in the official
lesiatches fruin Mrneral Haig
k'ivr substance t these experta '
I i it..:.. .j
ii in mi i i,ii iewiis ,i uriiiiK)
increase in the (lerrnan artillery, ',
with freiient local clashes along,
the Annentieres salient.
The Merlin reports of last nighf
yi-.c mote details of this, stating
that livliiiticr has been irtTatly re
vised against the Mritish in the
tiorih. especially on both banks of '
tlie Scirpe. The (ierman wire-
less also announces that there haS ,
been a marked decrease in the
violence of the Soissons-Rheims .
battle, this briiifj followed by an
evninn coinmnniiiie to the effect
that yesterday "was quiet all day
ailing the Marne battlefront'.'.
On the Champagne front the
I'reiich scored a distinct victory
yesterday in a local battle south
of Mont Sans N'om (the I'nnam- .
ed Mountain I . advancing for two-
thirds of a mile along a two-mile -'
front, taking more than three.'
An official French rejKirt on the
advance made last week by the
French between Montdtdier and
Amiens, on the west front, says '.
that fifty German officers, etgh-'
teen hundred menfour CanrtoTis, ', '
forty trench mortars and three"
hundred machine guns were
j Mritish casualties for last week,
j as officially announced by the '
war office yesterday, show a total '
j of 12,893, a decrease of a few over
four thousand as compared with .'
the previous week, when the ,
figures were 16,981. ;
FRANCE'S HIGH "ACE"
PAKIs. duly 27 -(Associated Press)
Three additional air victories won
; by I. lent. Kene Fonc k bring his total
of air victories up to fifty-nine and
ive to him the position uf leading
I ieiitennnt Fonck established a W
miirl. able re.""-' c Mav Ii ot this year
vlieii, iu a single day. he brought dowa
six enemy air craft.
FAILS IN VIENNA
I AMtSTKHDAM. duly 12 ( Associat-
' , i ... ft , .... . ... . . .
i l i ress i - i ne propqseil rill lolling Ot
tobacco in Austria has come to a lu
dicrous and ignominious end. Hie
number of individual Hppli.Htions from
smokers was prodigious. In Vienna it
is calculated that mores of thousand
of lion smokers must have registered aa
tobacco consumers, presumably for th
l.enelit of friends. The r-sult would
luoc l een the apportionment of about
I one cignrrette lmlv to each applicant,
. Tin' whole scheme has no v been
I w. a. 1.
i IRISH RIRTHRATE IS
FALLING, SAYS REPORT
I I'Utl.lV Julv - (Associated
j Press) The Irish registrar general's
I return foi the first quarter of this
von vims, a drop in the Iritb birth
istc of l.ii below the average for the
previous ten years. The marriage rate
is pi.icticullv stationary. Til death
iitte is .".'! below the asi'iuge.
The general prosperity of Ireland it
i ell. . te. I l.v the fuel that the returns)
'on lush piiuerism show a decrease
I of Ml'J In the average number of
I Hoik house minutes.
HAS FORTUNATE ESCAPE
ATIIKNN, July '.'7 (Associated
I'icssi King Alexui der of Ureece had
a narrow escape fr. di death receutly
when an cueinv av iat r boiiibed a train
on wlii.li the vouug (Ireek monarch
was returning from thv Herbiau front.