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HONOLULU. ItAWAll Tfcft!tORY. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, lQlS.SEMlrEKLY
WHOLE NUMBER , 774, ;.
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i2S Press Their Advanta
T O EN TERP ARL E YS
Views of United States Have Been
Made dear and 'Require No
Explanation: Other Powers
Will Act Similarly
WASHINGTON, September 17 (Associated Press) The United
States will definitely and emphatically reject the Austrian peace
proposals. Austria will be told in unmistakable language that Ameri
ca has nothing to discuss with the Central Powers and that the terms
upon which peace may be secured are to be found in the statements al
ready made concerning America's war aims.
Last night the secretary of state issued the following announce
' "I am authorized by . the President to state that the following
.will be the 'reply of hi government to the Autro-Hungarian note pro
'rosmff an unofHc '
reply which it cari'make'to the suggestion of
nungarian governmeni. ' il nan rcpcaieuiy ana wiui icnuxc canaur mi
ed the terms upon which the United States would consider ; peace and
can and will entertain no proposal for a conference upon a matter con-
I cerning which it has made its position and purpose so plain.
(A 1 11 1 " 1
The Austrian note, inviting the United States to send a repre
sentative to a non-binding conference of representatives of all the
belligerent Towers, to discuss possible terms of peace, was received
at the Swedish embassy here yesterday afternoon and transmitted
to Secretary ("if State Lansing by Minister Kkengren. Press des
patches had preceded it and the exact text of the proposal was known
in advance of its receipt.
REPLY SATISFIES NATION
Within a ery short time, following a conference between the
secretary ol tate and the President, the reply of the United States,
as quoted, was made public. It was received with general satis
faction. A special meeting in New York of the League to Knforce Pence
was called immediately the text ol" the American reply became
known. With Former-President Tal't presiding, the league adopted
a resolution commending the President's resolution to reject the
That some such an offer would be made, either from Vienna
or Berlin has been known to the state department for some days.
A representative of the department in F.urope, under date of Septem
ber 12, had cabled that the consensus of opinion among the. Allied
diplomats was that within the next few weeks the Lnteute should
be prepared to receive the most
WILSON'S LATEST EXPRESSION
President Wilson's last declaration of the purposes of the Uni
ted States and its war aims was made in connection with the call
for the registration of the nutn power of the country between the
ages of eighteen and twenty-one years and thirty two and forty-five
years when be said :
"We solemnly purpose a decisive victory of arms and deliber
ately devote the larger part of the military man power of the nation
to the accomplishment of that purpose."
It is probable that the replies to the Austrian note from the
other co-belligerents, will be couched in language similar to that of
the United States and a general refusal to seriously entertain the
OTHER COUNTRIES' VIEWS
While no official expression has been announced by the British
government horeign Minister Halfour expressed his personal views
on the subject when he said: "It is incredible to assume that any
thing can come from this proposal. 1 am utterly unable to see that
such conferences as Austria proposes could lead to the desired end."
t'oming as it does after the speech of von I'ayer, the German sice
chancellor last week he regards the proposal as a nioe in a con
certed effort to div ide the Allies.
The llritish press unanimously and in stinging terms scouts the
idea that the Allies could seriously entertain the suggestions of the
ustri.in note at this time. The olTer of a separate pence to Kelgium
liv Germany is regarded as a gratuitous insult.
In I'aris the note occasioned no surprise. It is considered as an
oulcoming of the recent Allied successes. There is a semi-official
report from Merlin that the note whic'h IJaron von Murian presented
on the order of I'.mperor Charles would bind Austria only and that
Germany had no hand in iu preparation but this report is given no
credence. ''' ' V
desperate peace propaganda from ;
4he TlmpriiuAustrc ,
IS MORE VIOLENT
j No Attacks In Force Are Made
Against rersmng s r urges
Now Wiping Up Field
WASHINGTON, September 17 (An
sm latcd I'rossi In the Lorraine sec
tor VCslel'dllV General IVlshlllg COU
liiiinil tin' H relict ht'ii in): of liix liiii-t
ami :ln' wiping up uf tin' nuliont which
i he mi i.'ri'iillv iaxt i iiiiihIhmI. Yoster
l;iY lurri ii thciv w iti' inrrcuHCi In
Tl nrinv urtilliTv lire hut uu bttni'ks
A lit 11 tv i 'h il'Miiiti'li sayn thnt the
(IriinaiiM mi Tli 11 rmta y night begun
thru n tireinent in the l.urraine nee
lur tn the IliniienliuiK line whiih they
call lluir main line of ilefeime. It IK
calli il tin1 ' ' kriejjsheld! " uuil in a
imntKiu xpn lining the Hitlient from
I Ltain to I'niiii v. They expect to hold
me r leu uu here.
II uill lc unteil (hut in Iiih coin
n l u it i 1 1 n of September H General
l'iishiii)i Kneit the niiiuber of priiioit
eih lake an lr,llilll. An the .IcKpHtcIl
,u in,, to the uttirnoon mper it read
5iI,(hmi. The AilvertiHer checked up on
tin- ami seeureil u repeat" which
yiue a i i.rieclion of the earlier den
j , ; , t . 1 1 unil uiude the liyiireh IS.IMM) hikI
not fill. nun.
While large bodien of (icrmans are
retreating, aceouijiauied by long traiuH
of Miidie and koimo of thei' heuviur
(jiins there in evidence of preparation
on their pHrt to make a moiit deter
mined rcMxlance along the lliudenburg
line. Tbe are building new dugout
lind ircinrinn new entreneliuientii, air
Oeueral 1'ernhing 'k communique of
September 14 xaid: "Our advance uuitu
luivi.' muintuinud touch with the eu
('in lories and repulsed a counter at
tack that wa alteinjited in the vieiuity
of .lauluy. , ' ' ' "4 M
"We irt now able to entiuiati: our
Kiiecest. during the two previous days.
The dash and vigor of our own troopM
;i i.. I tin- wilinnt French divixioiiD which
fought shoulder to shoulder with them
wii show n by the fact that the tureen
attacking on both faces of the salient
effected a junction und secured the re
suit desired wilhiu t w ent v se en hours,
besides liberating more than a hun
died and fifty nqunre miles of terri
tory uiid in taking 15.0(10 prisoners,
we captured much material. More than
a hundred guns of all calibers and hun
dreds of machine1 guns and trench uior
(Ooutla jed on Pag 3, Column 1.)
THE ELBOW OF THE FRENCH FRONT Around this section of the western line some of
the important fighting is being done today, the crucial battle being on the tip of the salient,
between Vailly on the Aisne and Coucy. Here General Petain is smashing a way toward Laon and
an advance in places of another mile will flank the Germans at a point where their hold upon a
thousand square miks of France will be shaken loose. A great German retreat out of this salient
may be commenced at any time. It ca.irot be long delayed if the British at St. Quentin and the
French southwest of Laon continue to gain.
LFN1NF PAVES WAY i STRONG MOVEMENT BRITISH AND GREEK
FOR HUN ALLIANCE
Bolsheviki Leader Sends Letter
Which Indicates Throwing
Off Mask of Neutrality
NKW YORK, September 16 (Asso
ciated 1'ressi l.euine uppears to be
preparing to throw of the mask which
the Bolshevik governmunt baa worn
since its successful revolution deposed
Kerennky and to show Bolshevism iu
its true image the servaut of Germany
und Austria. This is shown in des
patches which have been received from
Amsterdam that indicate, he is paving
the way to come out as the open allv
of the Central Towers.
Ill a letter which the Bolshevik lead
er I. a- written to the Commisaries So
viets the despatch ipiotes l.euine as say
ing that the time may eome when it is
necessary to seek Alliance with other
powers. "In order to save the power
to the workers und to the peasants we
must not even recoil from an alliance
with the imperialists."
. S. I.
MILLIONS OF VISITORS
SEE ALLIED WAR EXHIBIT
CHICAGO, September 111 -(Otficial I
The Allied Wmr Imposition which
hns been shown in various parts of
the country anil lias been in this city
for the past I o weeks has cloned.
So intense wua the interest in the
splendid and interesting display of war
trophies, taken from the enemy on
various fronts, thut in the fourteen
days it whs om'ii here more than 1,
tlilll.OOO ptfrsiilis isiled it.
The attendance through the country
has run high into the millions.
w. s. s.
RED CROSS PROVIDES
FOR SWITZERLAND WORK
WASiriNGTON, September 10
(OtHeiiil) - More thsn i,D(in,000 hns
been appropriated by the Hed Cross
for relief work in Switzerland. Much
of this will be spent upon those who
are interned there and relief will tie
rendered to refugees who are iu vari
ous stages of destitution-
GROWS IN SIBERIA
Large Forces of Poles Organize;
Provinces Declare War
WASHINGTON, September 17 -(Associated
I'ress) Spread of the feeling
against the tier'- n owned Bolshevi
ki Soviets u r i Germany and Austria
is reported from Siberia. A move
nicnt which probably exceeds that of
the Czechoslovak is reported from
llarliis in belated despatches dated
September 7. This movement is being
organized by Polish officers who are
forming a Polish division to tight iu
Siberia. It is conservatively eslimat
ed that they have more than lod.DO
trained men immediately available for
service iu the vicinity of Harbin, Ni
kolsk and Vladivostok.
The Japanese government has olfi
cially recognized the Czechoslovak
army as an Allied belligerent ami the
(Vis-Ii. i Slovak national council as con
trolling that army.
Olovauuaiya, Transbaikalia and the
Siberian government at Omsk have all
declared war against Germany, it is
nuuouuced in other despatches.
Premier David I.loyd George, on be
half of the British war cabinet, has
.sent a cable to Professor Thomas G.
Masaryk, president of the national
council of Czechoslovaks, oongralulat
ing him on the work being done by
Czeeho Slovuk forces in Siberia against
derma u Austrian forces.
w. . s.
LLOYD GEORGE APPEALS
TO STRIKING WORKERS
LONDON, September 17 t Assocint
ed I'ress I From his sick bed l'leinni
l.lovil Georire has issued a stronj ami
earnest apjieal in the mime of pat
riolism, honor and justice to th I I
ton workers. He urges them to return
to work at once and leavi the sciili I
ment of their disputes to the proper I
BAKErTn LONDON I
I.OMH1N, September IS (Associated :
I'ress) --Secretary of War Baker In-;
arrived here from a visit to tho battle
OFFENSIVE NOW DUE
Announcement Is Made of Impor
tant Operations Against Bul
garia By Allied Forces
I.M.NDON, September 17 (Associat
ed I'ress I --Capture of the Bulgarian
s mil line positions oi a front of
ten miles on the Doirnn Vardar front
was announced yesterday by Sir Ar
thom Balfour at a reception held for
the Greek legation. He said this
mov einent was the prelude to aq im
nortaiit British Greek offensive in
winch the tireek forces would be found
to be playing the most important part
Mine entry into the war.
Willi the French forces in the 8a
lomki i tor cooperating, tho reor
niiii'.l Serbian army has launched
an nlTi lime iigaiust the Bulgarians
ami have Achieved some important
gains, it is annoiinced in official des
patches rccvived here today. Thus far
I he Serbians and French have cap
tured thn-e important and strongly
toitilied positions, Teak Vetriuik, De
bruiobe and Soko Mountain.
Considerable losses have been in
tinted on tl ni'iny and the Serbian
line has lin tactically strengthened.
w. a. a.
CASUALTY LIS! EPS
WASHINGTON, September 17 (As
sociated 1'u'--. i Casualties iu the lists
lelcased for publication yesterday num
bered -Tii, uf w inch 'JfiS were army and
cihl murine coips.
Ainiv l aMialtic were twenty one
killed in intion, nine dead of wounds,
two of other causes, I IU wounded, 11
nnssinn an l three kuown prisoners.
Captinn I'Mward I'. Hheppard of
l larksville, Tennessee, is among those
sr c i c I V W illi in led ,
Mantle ,asii:ilties were two killeit
in t loll,
wnunded anl feiil ls
T(l PAINT T
French Achieve Con
iwwl I -J .
fiain Annlnif Stronn 0
Won and Further? ftetr n.;.&
Flanking Movement .N- ; V
STRONG ATTACK SOOrf .y
IN VOSGES cSECTCt
British Make Gains of .Varyt-i
Length At Different Pointi Ej
tween Ypre :sr4 St jQuentia
Much Air Rghtlnjj; .
U OfUHl I
WASHINGTON, StrtW5tJ5 ,
17 ( Asoclate4 fxtasf- C
Fighting progresses stwdH jvi3' '.
to tne aavantagv ot u Aiuet on
the Western front while" th Al
lies are picparin&4)MtK jrplijar ot , ( .
rejection of the Austrian pfopV.i
sals to WdonfttenceC whkh:V .', '
mtrht lr ' prcMritorr i, to peace:',,, V '
: . ' . f . f J - ? j ' " f vJ'
nggrwtanoqiw..,Ay yanopa ,xr 7. -a-u,.
imm nnnnprr m M n r I i . ,
Allied forces aaiade taint tt firr ''( ",
. Lti i2A-
injj unuuruuics ouiiuj,jiiua auu
yesterday. From Macedonia Cam i )
the news of renewed activities out
tne part ot -aerDtan ana rrencn
forces that were especially prom
In the St Mihiel sector ' '
was a further falling,, badt o! the ' ".
Germans oefotv Pershing's force .
with an inHiraHrvn the WrttU:
suming positions which thepttftl
pose to hold if possible
FRENCH GAINS- -
With the French forces furthef .
advances were made - in' the , infa
portant sector to the south of th
stoutly but the French fore eg ad
vanced to the northeast and east'
of Saucy a kilometer along a front
of four kilometers. 9i hundred
prisoners were taken. Furthef
south, in the Aisne sector . $h
French forces advanced briefly j
and took and held the town of !.
Vailly. These successes mar
further progress in the move that
is designed to flank the Aisne anit ?,
(nemin des uames positions, to
latter tO the north, and briOf
about the capture of Laon as well
Cains were made by the Britislf -
at several points. the mosttvjal
being in the vicinity of St Quea
tin. . '
At the north end of the line, in
Flanders gains in the vicinity: of
Pluegstreete in the Ypres sector
are reported, in last nights- Bri
tish official report On Sunday;
night and yesterday morning
gains of a thousand yards wern
reported along the Comines..
Canal on a front of mote thars'
two miles but these are called
minor operations in the official
To the north of the Arrss-Catm
hrai road and before Douai the
Tommies advanced a considerable
distance and established posts a
Saucy, Pouchy and Oppy,
Before Cambrai advances , wefeit
made east of Havrincourt an4"
Demicourt, proceeding along the.
(Ooatlnaad en Tf X OotiOSA 14