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Poilus Sweep Forward Along Six emment and has been assigned a
Mil Front and Administer De- CP''"' "nt to roi. Edward m.
, .v, . m4ie rrom ana ftaminisiqr lie- ionMt riontl frifItl, o ,0(, ,,ViMir 0
CisiVe Defeat TO HunS .' ' I the' President. Colonel House and Pa
.'. ' Iderewikl are collecting and compiling
'.',' -CAPTURED IN ADVANCE Statea whan the Power gather In peace
i i , v, i -. .conference. - ,
Scores or Heavy Guns and HunarTo
areas of Macniners and Trench hi intimate knowledge 0t th itua
Weapons Taken By Victorious "Z.
irOOOS '' .
PARIS, October 24 ' (Asso
dated Press) ' A decisive
defeat; shaking the hold of the
Crown Prince on the entire Laon
. salient,' was inflicted - upon the
G e r m n s yesterday by the
. French,' who swept forward along
a six mile front north of the Aisne
and smashed the German line. At
places the Hun, defenses . were
pierced to a depth of two miles,
the poilus plunging ahead under
cover of an intensive barrage
which left the field strewn with
gray-clad corpses. , , i
Up to last night German pris
oners to the number of nearly
eight thousand had been taken,
with scores of heavy guns and
hundreds of machinery and trench :
. weapons. - "'
The victory was complete, the
French reaching their objectives
and literally annihilating those
-German regiments attempting to
stem their furious advance. The'
finest troops of the Crown Prince
were rushed to the defense of the
German lines threatened, but
their assistance was futile .and
they shared in the general losses
inflicted by the French guns and
the hacking, charging French in
fantry. . " '
The advance was .begun short
ly after daybreak along a front
from east of Vauxaillon to Par
gny Filain, south of the forest of
St. Gobain. For a week the
French have been pounding the
extensive fortifications of the
Germans with heavy shells and
the front lines had been crumbled
and torn away. At the signal for
the French advance, the guns
lifted and poured a curtain of fire
behind the second and third line
trenches, while the infantry dash
ed forward. In advance of the
poilus, raking the German lines
with machine guns, hundreds of
French aviators flew, passing up
' and down over the German posi
tions, circling and attacking them
from the rear and driving hundreds-
of machine gun men to
The greatest advance was scor
ed by the French center, which
reached and captured the village
of Chavagnon, Here the .Ger
mans attempted to make a stand
and for a short time the struggle
Was fierce., The French were not
to be resisted, however, and be
fore their fury the picked troops
of the Crown Prince literally
turned and fled, throwing away
their rifles and equipment in their
demoralization. As they fled, the
airplanes caught up with them,
sweeping the fleeing ranks with a
hail of bullets. ; The. rout was
complete and the French could
have occupied territory well in
advance of Chavagnon had their
. " . . .
the Teutons, h-owever, gave the
French the opportunity of con-
solidating their new positions in
On the Flanders Front,. despite
an attempt of the Crown Prince
Knpprecht to regain the positions
lost on Monday, the British and
French lines held firmly except
along the southern fringe of the
llolthulst forest, where . the
French had seized a number of
Famous Musician,
To Aid United States
Offens Services and Is Assigned
As Special Assistant To Col
onel House, In Compiling War
J ; WASHINGTON, October f 4 (Asso
elated , Press) lanaee .1. Pnderewski,
'.the famous Polish pianist, has offered
Will Help Make World Safe. For
WASHINGTON, October 24 (Auto
elated F-rJ The many million af
dollar hlch have come into the tem
porury possession of the custodian of
enemies' property, under the term of
the Trading With the Knemy Act, are
to he invented in Liberty Bonds and
used by the government for th prose
ration of the war ugninst Germany
Thua German will. be assisting .the
failed State in muking the world safe
for democracy, '
At the conclusion of the war, the
bnnda and tbe accumulated intereat will
be restored to the. German owner.
LONDOX. Ovtobe 23 ( Associated
Pre) The admiralty tonight issued
the statement that the mercbant-cruia
er Orama ha fallen a victim to a Hun
submarine, having; been torpedoed and
sunk in the war xone.
A destroyer is also reported a hav
ing been sunk ia a collision. ,
There were no lives lost and ho one
waa injured when the Orama was sunk,
according to a later announcement by
the admiralty..
The Orama (1,027 tons) before be
ing taken over by the British; govern
ment and converted into a aeoutinf:
emitter, was owned by the Orient 8 team
Navigation Co., Ltd., and was built
at Glasgow, Scotland, in 1911, (she wa
551 feet long. .. -
PARIS, October 24 (Associated
Press) The Pninleve cofiinet has out
lived the ministerial crisis that hail in
duced the member to resign In a bndv
on Monday. The entire cabinet h:iV
ajTced to retain ofllce with the ex
ception of Alexander Ribot, tbe mini
stcr of foreign affair. Hi portfolio
1ms been transferred to Louis Bartuo.
positions within the woods itself.
These vantage points the French
were forced to abandon in the
face of furious attacks. The gen
eral situation in Flanders re
mains the same, however, as
when the victorious Allies rested
on Monday night in their new
lines menacing Staden.
The important ridge' positions
between ,1'aaschendaele and the
Holthulst forest' have been re
tained without change and the
grip of the liritish has been
strengthened. The Germans lost
heavily in their fruitless coun
ters. There aije indications of an
other advance in" force on the
part of the Italian under (iencial
Cadoma. Yesterday the Italian
fire along the Julian Front grew
in intensity, the guns thundering
from the shore of. the (iulf of
Trieste to the 'northern edge of
the Hainsizza Plateau, thirty-five
miles to the north.
i The Italians have brought hun-
. . .
lrels nt guns into new positions
an( ,iave prq)aril ' for the
,,ast wcek fl,r a renewa ,l( t,cir
successful offensives against Tri-
jeste and I.aibach.
The IVtrograd despatches yes-
terday contradicted those of the
day before, which announces the
occupation of the Verder Penin-
sula on the F.sthonian mainland.
Yesterday the Russian despatches
state that these attempts to land
have been repulsed
France Avenges England, Bring
Jng Down Five Dirigibles, All
i the Crews of Which Perish
LONDON, October J4 (AMOetated
Pre) Complete report fros' ail dl
trteta bombed on Friday Srttfhf Sntf
early fcnturdsy morning by the ilret of
Zeppelins show that ninety person were
either kilb-d or wounded by the Oer-
maa bombs. Iq .1) thirty four men,
women snd children were done to
death in tlicir sbep by the air aniders,
while fiftr-six wre wounded..
- Eight Zeppelins, including some of
Germany' most modern air craft,
particlpsted in the raid. Of the,
only, three returned to their aerdome,
the Other five lying as tangled wreck
ia various districts in France, brought
down by French avintor and French
anti-aircraft guns.
Of the live greut dirigible brought
dowa when Frunre avenged England,
aot u member of any erew eurvive.
Air were killed when their machine
crashed to the ground in wreckage.
Thus the air raid which resulted ia
the killing of thirty-four English men,
women and children, ended in the
death of two hundred German and
tbe lo of five of the great raiding
Way Have Sent Japanese Liner
To Bottom
TOKIO, .October .1 (Special Cable
to Nippu Jiji) Thnt there may be a
German raider loose . in the Indian
Oceaa and prey ingi npoa the Allie'
hipping i one of the 'tbeor'iea ad '
vaneed here tolay for the failure it the
Nippon Yueen Kaisha liner' Hitachi
Mam, to be heard from, in a month
today. The liner wa yesterday given
tip by the owner as probably lost. ' '
The Hitachi Warn, on the' regular
run to London, via South Africa, suited
September 2 from Colombo, Ceylon
for Delagoa Bay, Portuguese East
Africa, ' w here she wa due to arrive
on October 1.
Since the famous adventure of the
Emden, the Indian Ocean waa more
than once' reported a dangerous to
the navigation of the Allies' vessels.
Many British - steamers as well a a
few Japanese vessels ; have been de
stroyed by striking floating mine. '
A powerful Japanese squadron un
der the command Of Viae Admiral K
Ogurl, a brother V Dr. I. Mori of Ho
noluln, la patroiing the Indian Ocean
having boen Bent there early in April.
If there ia now any Hun raider operat
ing in the Indian Oeean it is believed
here that it will be run down.
WASHINGTON. October 24-(Aao-ciated
Pre) The war department
lias prescribed the weight limit to be
observed by everyone forwarding
Christmas gifts to membera of the
American forces in France, which is
seven pounds. Wo parcels .for mili
tary address oversea will be accepted
which exceed that limit. ' V '
This deoiiiou to keep dowa : the
weight of these Cbristmaa . package
lius been made necessary front the lack
of cargo space for any but most neee
iary urticle. ' f ' j. '
' in .
KAN FRANCISCO, California, Octo
ber 23 (Associated Press) Sugar re
finer in California' today entered on
a campaign to conserve saccharine prod
uct, and issued instructions that sales
of sugar to jobbers b curtailed.
LONDON. Euelund. October 2
I AsNiiciuted Press) A joint protest',
from Norway, Sweden uud Denmark
iver the sinking of the merchant ships
and the British convoys by German '
miners in the North Sea is expected.
i ; - 'i
Diphtheria is usually contracted
when the child has a fold. The cold
prepure the 'child's system for th1
reception and development of the'
diphtheriu germs. ' Whan there are
'Hi.es of dihtheria in the neighborhood
children that hve cold should be
kept at home anil off the street until
recovered. Oive them Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy and they will not have
to remain at home long. It also clean
out the culture beds, which form in a
child's thioat v. Leu it baa a cold, uud
minimizes the risk o' contracting in
fectious diseases. For aala by all
dealers. Deuson, Smith k Co. Ltd. Agt.
for Hawaii. Advertisement
mi rnnoTiiorn
Maximum Wholesale and Retail
Prices Fixed In States of
New York and Illinois
Chicago Official Suggests that
Public Boycott Merchants Who
Persist In Charging Too Much ;
NEW YORK, October 24 (Associa
ted Press) The state food commis
sions of New York and Illinois have
used the mailed fist In dealing with
sugar denier who, in delianre of the
order of Herbert C. Hoover, nation
al food administrator, have persisted
in charging exorbitant prices for sugar.
Yesterday both commisxions took mat
ter into their own hands, with the
result that wholesale and retail prices
were fixed which must hot be exceeded
by the dealers. .' .. -
, In this state uger prices were stand
ardised by mutual agreement between
the state food enmmission and the
sngnr men, following conference be
tween them.. For , bulk granulated at
he refinery price of, fX.:i5 a hundred
wa agreed upon, the wholesale, price
ia original package ,to le S.rtO. At
retp.il not over elevea cents a pound
may be charged.
This action followed upon the rais
ing of tbe price this week t retail to
fifteen-cent pound, in apparent de
Ganee of tbe. orders of Hoover. The
tenerat protest that n mnde over
such arbitrary action resulted in a quick
move on toe part or the food com
mission. - ' . . ''
The refineries refused yesterday, on
orders issued by the food commission,
to sell sugar to candy manufacturers,
it being -considered" that in view of
'he; present scarcity of sugar in the
local market, auch -sales would not be
in accordance with public policy. .
. Advices received from Chicago are
to the effect, thnt State Food Comtnia
oner Harry Wbeelef, npon being de
lied, by the dealers, ia sugar when, he
ittempted to fix , maximum prices, is
sued a , public statement , in which he
nrgested that the public boycott the
dealer who did not, conform to the
In his attempt to' fli. retail prices
for sugar, Commissioner', Wheeler pub
licly announced that, .they .should be
from seven and three-quarter cens to
eight and a half cents a pound.' The
dealers were charging ; ttine and ten
; G
.1 ' .
Will Cede Back Territory , and
( Seize Supremacy :
LONDON, October 21 (Associated
Press) Details published concerning
the after war plans-or uenaany show
that th Berlin government I prepar
ing to establish a supremacy oveT Den
mark. The plan will be, it Is report
ed, to cede burk to the Danes a portion
f the seized territory 'taken in the
wnr tf 18tii. Restoration of the terri
tory north of Schleswig ia to be olTer
rd Copenbact-n, in exchange for which
Germany will obtain large and presum
ably economic commercial concessions.
.- --
TOKIO, October 1 (Ppecial Nippu
Jiji) Adoption by the Japanese army
of the military corps system to
strengthen the efficiency "of the army,
was today nniiounced by Liuet, Gen. K.
Oshimn, minister of war. , "
According to the announcement every
two military divisions will form a corp
to be coiuniniided by a general. The di
vision which is commanded by a lieu
tenant c.-ncral now consists of four
regimeutN, but under tbe new system it
will be reduced to three regiments. The
personnel of n regiment will be in
creased in number in order that there
might be no deficiency in the military
Status of a division.- , . '
CHICAGO, October 0:ti-(Asocittted
PreBsi Fi o.l Control Ag"Ut Wbeeler of
Illinois in n statement give out here
today, nil. I that Illinois was the first
Stele of tin- 1'nion to fix fair price
for itn foodstuffs snt'nr, potatoes nnd
flour and believes that the majority
of trie grocers will agree to brin th"ir
pric- iloun to a lower scale than l.ii
obtained within recent months.
SAN JOSE. Costa Rica, Oetuber 24
(Assuciated iiess) An ttPctdentul ex
plosion in the munition storeroom of
the local (jmrison y'eslorday killed
sixty soldier and wounded nint
Others. ;
slVf;TO Oe'toMr 23 (Asko
iiiiti'1 Press) The I'nited State
Ion ned riaiiiL' an additiouul ','11,(10111)0
General Public In Austria and
Germany In Serious State
of Unrest
WASHINGTON, October S4 (AseO
elaJllrrJeje).Cabled report from
AniWWan eonauls in Italy and Switzer
land, received by the state department
yesterday, tell of serious unrest within
both Germany nnd Austria. In per
many, according to reports brought out
by escaped Italian h oik men, who had
been Interned at the beginning of the
war between (iermany and Italy, th
general public has wholly abandoned
any hope of ultimate victory for the
Central Powers ami is waiting anxious
ly for peace;
, The government reports of progress
in the field sre received with only Ian
guid interest by the German people
who have become wholly disillusioned
and who know a greater part of the
truth of the real situation from the re
ports brought by wounded soldiers
home from the various fronts.
Ia many parts of Germany, Xf port
these Italians, the people expect thai
Germany will bow to defeat some timi
in November and will ask for the Koi
teat terms.
During a recent raid made by the
rrencn upon lessen, says one escapet
Italian,-who bad been intcned near th(
great armament nnd munition menu
facturing ecrfler, the raiders 's bombf
fell npon a tent in which a circus wa
being given for the soldier. Th(
bomb killed runny and the big tent
collapsed. Altogether eight ' kundreo
soldiers were killed as a result of the
raid, although the German official re
port stated thnt no military damage
nan been none by the raiders and that
the few killed were all ciWIisn and
non-cambatants. -
' Austria, state other report, is In the
throe of internal strife. So serious L
tbe situation that the frontier to
Switzerland today was ordered eloseo
to prevent refugee from crossing the
border and to concear the full naturt
and seriousness of the disorders.
Monger report leaking through tel
of serious outbreaks in the course oi
which ' munition plnnts have been
wrecked. '.: "
As protest against food conditions
riots have taken place in Vienna
Prrssburg, - Brunn, Lnibash. Womei
participated in the demonstration. Po
lice and reserves were called out t
suppress the rioters and during tb
clash between the military1 and civi
liana many women were injured. Is
some of the cities civilians were shot
down by the police and tbe military
who were ordered - to take eltrs
measures to suppress the outbreaks.
Conditions Not Nearly As Bad At
' Reported v
' --
CHICAGO, October 24 (Associated
Press) Russia has, with this year's
crops, a food supply on hand sufficient
to feed the nation for the next-two
years, according to a statement made
last night by Dr. Frank Billings, head
of the American Red Cross commission
to Russia.
Conditions generally throughout the
new Republic are not nearly as bad a.
the general reporta have led the Unit
cd States to believe, be says.
WASHINGTON, October 24 (Asso
ciated Press) The labor commission
of the council of national defease an
nounces the satisfactory ending of tbe
strike which has been in progress in
the Arizona copper mines for several
months, lhe miners have all returned
to work.
.. , ,
Bt'FFALO, N. Y.V October 23--(As
sociated Press) While federal secret
service men today were investigating
the contents of a warehouse la this city
they made discovery of ten million
poiio. Ik of sugar put up in barrel la
beted "Toperust Flour". '
Flour was sprinkled outside the bar
rels and all around tbe vicinity of the
container and it was only when the
agents smashed in one of the kegs and
.lug down below its superficial sprin
kling of Hour that the fraud waa dis
covered. . '
"ft " '
-CigriYEijAjN.n, Oh. October 2n
(Assoeiat! (- Tress) Conductors and
trainmen of tbe United Statea anil
Canada are to meet soon in Chicago .to
consider formulating a request on ruil
ny managers for an increase in
wages, according to announcement of
Brotherhood ottiuiuls.
PARIS. October 2.1 (Associnte.)
Press) Robert Hanford of BrooVvn
an aviator in tbe French service, was
killed todav whlje making a lund.ii.;
at a French aviation school.'
Hun Spy and Sinn
Feiner Are Arrested
By SecretService i
Baron von Rechlinahausen,
Friend of Rabid Irish Revolu
tionist, Believed To Be Envoy
Left Behind By von Bernstorff
NEW YORK. October 24 (Assoeiat
Press) Baron von Recklinghausen, be
lieved by secret servlre men to be a
Mua spy left in this country by Former
Germ a ' Ambsssador von Bernstorff
when tbe latter was kicked out of the
couut'ry, is under arrest in this city,
together with Leon Mallows, known as
a rabid Sinn Fein revolutionist. The
latter n taken into custody yesterday
by federal officials while he wa try
ing to make his way to Ireland nndet
false Jndentifliation pnpers. Hi arrest
wa promptly followed by that Of hi
German friend. .
William J. Flynn. chief of the United
Statea secret service, said lust night:
" Rechlinghausen has been mentioned
as the envoy left here by 'von Bern
torff when th latter was forced to
leave the country upon the declaration
Of , war by this countrv."
Ready Response Comes From
Daniels Regarding Proposi
: , tion For Crescent City
If the desires of C. E. Miller of Hilo
meet with succcm the Crescent City
will shortly blossom forth as the head
quarters of a submarine base. Mr.
Miller is of the opinion thnt the waters
of Hilo are more suitable for the houa
ing and building of submarinea than
those of Honolulu, and these views he
communicated direct to President Wil
son two months ago.
A wait of a little more than a week
and back rams a reply f rom ' Josephus
Daniels, secretary of tbe navv. inform
ing Mr: Miller that hi suggestion was
eommendnble and that the matter
would receive the immediate attention
Of th proper authorities.
Mated ut this, ready response, Mr.
Miller broueHt-the nistter before the
Hilo bosrd of trade at a recent meeting
and asked their support of the proposi
tion. The Rev. George Laughton was
appointed a loinmittee of one to. con
fer with Mr. Miller. TM he did. but
at last week 'a board of trade meeting
e was unsDie to report anything more
htin reasonable progress.
Mr. Laughton told tbe board that Mr.
Miller had refused to show 'him the let
ter he had written to President Wilson
ia the first place. , There are many
biungs in iuai iciier w men no one dui
the President and myself should see,'
Mr. Miller is said to have remarked.
Considerable surprise was evinced bv
several members of the board over the
fact that Mr. Miller succeeded in get
lug such an early reply to bis letter.
Usually, it was . stated,, a person is
forced to wait almost twelve mouths
for an answer, if he gets one at all.
During Mr. Miller's controversy with
loth the bosrd of trade and Mr. Laugh
ton he made it clear that be did not
wish Honolulu to meddle with the prop
osition. As a matter of fact, he holds
absolutely no aloha at all for thia city.
He is of the opinion that efforts will be
made locally to block the submarine
buse in Hilo ahould partieulurs become
too widely known.
The matter is still In abeyance, and
it is not thought improbable by proini
uent residents of the Crescent City tha'
Hilo will eventually achieve notoriety
is u base for warships, submarines and
the like.
Export of junk to Japan has fallen
off since the steel, tin aud iron cm
bargo went into effect, according to of
hVinlM at the local custom house. On
the mainland, however, the position is
quite the opiiosite. With the embargo
in enect in the statea, the Orient olri rs
a new field, and front information re
ceived in Honolulu there has been spir
ited buying of these materials for rx
port to Japan.
As i the case with any other steel,
Iron or tin exportation, export lieeuses
are necessary before junk can be ex
ported; but if the propoied shipment
is valued at less than illMl permission
can lie obtaineil from the local cus
toms, without reference to the depart
meiit at Washington.
For the export of larger amounts a
liceuxe must lie secured from Washing
ton, mi. I even then it can only be done
after a Japanese ofllciul hn signed a
certificate stutiug that the junk goods
will he used iii the making of ncces
sary war materiuls.
Or. Francis A. Lyman, physician and
niiierititcmieut of the Waiiuca tlos
i.i t f t Viini, Kauai, died nt his home
on the Garden Island, Monday morn
inn In"', after a brief illness. Deceased
who was well and favorably known
throughout the islands, wa a twin
brother to Frederick S. Lyman, Jr.,
pineapple plauter of this city.
Bcaue of its toalo and UsaUv Bcl
heltsr than ordlasry Qulnlo. poc aot csue
j nervousness, aor rinsing la the head.
i ikuiImi. .her is out? on " Brooio Ou'-due '
' 1 tic nu'"' Of K. W. Giu- Uuiur '
Motion of Censure Presented In
House of Commons By Red
mond Provokes Vigorous De
ssMasaM f
Deportations Necessary For Best ;
Interests of Dissatisfied Irish
men To Protect Them . From
LONDON. October 24- (A- .
Bociatcd Pres) A vigoroun
debate tiprin the Irish question
wa precipitated in the hotte of
commonH last night when John .
Redmond, leader of the Irish Na
tionalists, presented a ; motion
censuring the government for ita
handling of Irish affairs. The '
mover of the resolution stated
that the Irish were becoming dis
satisfied with the fact that ap
parently no progress is , being
made by the Irish convention,
which has now held sessions in
Dublin. P.elfast and Cork and
whicb is marking . time while a
committee is drawing np a re
port to be submitted back to the
general body. - ' ' ,
Redmond referred , bitterly to.
the fact that Irishmen . arrested
during and following the Sinn
Fein uprising in ' April of 1?16 '
had been deported ' to England ,
last February sind ' have since
been held in English prisons,
exiles as well as convicts. . , L:" ;
Replies were made by Premier
Lloyd George, by Henry E. Duke,
chief secretary for Ireland, and
by' Former-rremier Asquith. .,;
The secretary for Ireland ex- ...
plained that, the deportation of
the Sinn Fein leaders had been
regarded as necessary in light of',,
the knowledge that had reached
the government of fresh attempts ,
on the part of the Germans to !n- ;
cite the - Sinn Feiners to revolt
for the second time, under prom
ises of help. As it was impossi-
ble for the Germans to carry out
their promises, even if they had
any intention of trying, it was
thought to be "for the best inter
ests of the Sinn . Feiners them
selves to remind them of the, fate
that resulted from the folly of
Kaster, 1916. ' For this reason the
leaders of the Dublin uprising
were taken from ' their Irish
orisons and transferred to Eng
land. ' . "
Asquith, speaking for the Lil
eral party, stated his conviction
that from the Irish convention
would come a scheme for the self.,
government of Ireland that would
be found satisfactory to the Irish
majority and acceptable to the
Imperial government. He deplor
ed the effort being made at this
time to interfere with the work
of the Irish convention by prema
ture criticisms and ' unmerited
censure. . '" ' " ' ' :" V '' ''
Tremicr Lloyd ' George,' an
nounced that the government had
full knowledge of continued plots
cm the part of Germany in co
operation with a few Irishmen, to
land arms in Ireland for another
Sinn Fein uprising. .The plans
include the carrying : fonward of
anti-British arrangements in the
United States started by Count
von Bernstorff and ndw betnir
j advanced by Sinn Fein agents.
I That these plans are foredoomed
to failure was the statement of
the premier, made in warning to
Irish plotters. . ;
The motion to censure the gov
ernment was defeated by a, ma
jority of one hundred and thirty
three. '.'''
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