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The Hawaiian gazette. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii]) 1865-1918, April 02, 1918, Image 1

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Lost osition-Rain Hinders Gef
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ing of American Arniy Cheers Men
of Petain and Haig '
'TpHE ebb and flow of the fighting on ihr Weateijp front iii' UluBtraterf xn thii map of Western
,jL; Europe, from Paris to the North Sea. The Jongesi outgirfe'Une hows where the German
invader swept in September of 1914.- Tht shortest; inner line marked the high tide of the Anglo
French drives to clear Franc and Belgium.'; The tine between these two marks the approximate
advance of the Germans in their present offensive, ''which appears "at an end. The map is drawn
on scale in fifty mile squares shown tn perspective. . , H
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LONDON. April 2 ( Associated Press)r-Prought to a halt along
j their whole line, the Germans yesterday made but one serious1
effort agairist thi i British, although desperately battling against thT
French on the tip of their Montdidier salient and making a series
of attacks in a Vain effort to secure a foothold south of the Oise. ;
, '. Noting but jthe least significant of gains came to the Germans
yesterday despite the continued prodigality of the higher command
in the lives of their men, while at several sectors the British and
French 'smashed 'back for substantial gains. ,v ' ,"
The French line along the Oise is solidly established and French
counters have recovered ground on several sectors, the Germans
losing, prisoners and machine guns. ,' ' ' .
The fact that, the Germans are hastilyentrenching along the
French front indicates that it is there that they expect the Allied
counter, offensive -to fall.
;', An official report of the fighting north of the Somme, issued
last night by,, Field Marshal Haig says; "The day has been com-
; paratively quiet.1 The enemy made one local attack near Albeit,
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trr otfensivey regaiplrig ground lost to the Germans onSunday. "We
gutnU prownd between Moreuil and Hangard", reports Haig, while
i he war office announced:
"Uetwcen Moreuil and Hangard the British cavalry carried out
a brilliant counter stroke, and retook the previously lost woods".
This was probably the Arrachis wood, the capture of which Berlin
had announced in an official statement. The German statement
says: v a4fl
"The Germans have captured Moreuil height and Arradiis
wood, taking a number of prisoners. The number captured is now
iin n.' than seventy-five thousands."
laris reports' that all 'the eAemy-attacks directed against Gri
vcMies have been thrown back and have ceased, while the Anyl-I'rciK-h
line has been appreciably advanced between the Somme and
The Germans yesterday made a desperate attempt to cross the
ise near Chauny, hoping to secure a bridgehead for further ad
vances. The effort was a costly one for the Huns. One battalion
managed., to make the . passage of the river, but it never returned,
being .annihilated by the withering fire the French were able to
bring to bear. 'A few survivors surrendered.
The French have destroyed the greater number of bridges acros
i In- Oise and have the others well covered, while their lines along
the south bank are strong.
Two German divisions directed an attack against the heights
f l'lenioiit yesterday afternoon, this being almost as disastrous as
the effort to cross the Oise. Hundreds of the attackers were shot
down, while seven hundred others remained as prisoners in the
bunds of the French when the attack was definitely repulsed.
The French line grows stronger daily, while the Germans are
being greatly handicapped in their efforts to bring forward their
big guns and to keep their fighting regiments supplied. There has
been almost continuous rain during the past few days. This is
helping the Allies, who are bringing up their reinforcements and
Mipplics over ground that has not been broken while the German
transports are wallowing in deep mud.
The news that General Pershing is leading a hundred thousand
Americans into the battle has passed up and down the French front,
being everywhere received with enthusiasm.
Yesterday's official report in Paris, dealing with the early figlit
ng of the day, says:
"Battling last night went on with extreme violence north of
Montdidier," the French' war office announces.
"Large bodies of German troops were thrown into the fray.
The French and British consistently broke down the assaulting
"Further south the fighting is no less violent, the Germans at
lacking incessantly in efforts to capture the strategic point of Gri
vesnes. The French retained possession of this point, inflicting
heavy losses on the Germans.
" The British are holding their entire .ine stoutly, and they have
smashed numerous heavy attacks at various points.
"At several places the British have taken the initiative success
inllv 'Hie outstanding feature of ttie northern end of the front i
that the British have again killed great numbers of Germans."
Ca Tit 1KOXT!'
Situation In Quebec Grows So
Serious That Martial Law
Is Proclaimed ;
ni'KBEC, April 8 (Associated
1'rcnM ) Disturbance which begth in
.Iruft riots last week hare beeoma al-
iimtti i-ivil war, with street fightih; be
twci'ii the troops nl the rioting
Kri'in h Canadians. Yesterday, as the
ilisturlinnees jfrew worse, the soldiers
hIid tiud been railed oot to aaaistjthe
....I took over tbe'silministration of
the city, martial law being proclaim e.l.
Htnils o soldiers were sent lota va
riou Hections of the Lower Towa to
k,I i.'- the streets, while others began
to seiircb for the sunpei-ted leadrrs
unions the rioters. Many arrests 'were
niii'lf, while the temper of the itreet
i row.lH hegaii to grow uglier and i
iliM.luul soldiers were attacked.
Soldiers Open Tire
At une point the crowds became so
thriMitoning that the soldiers, after
j wiirninii tue crowd to nerse, opened
tire. The first volley was fired tiver
; tlie hcHiln ot the people, but wheft the
In i' uk returned jrom Uie erawd,
iiihiiv of the rioters being armed with
n'nhem. the soldiers shot inte the
niiinB of people, killing several ami
niiiiii'liuK many. , '
'I'lie i rowd broke, but began to tire
upon the troops from buildings and
luiMtilv erected barricades, the fighting
Ixvniniug general.
At u Inte hour last night the authori
tit's Inn I the situation well iu hand, but
then' is a possibility of much more
trnulde of t greater seriousness. ;"
Province Stands Alone
(uebrc la the only Canadlao Prov
inre which voted against compulsory
(OuuUnued on Fage S, Oolamn 8)
Pope Protests At
Latest Example of
Hun Frightfiiloess
Pontiff Especially Calls Attention
To Destruction of . Church
Property and Killing of Wor
shippers, Is Report
OTTAWA, April (Associated
Press) Pope Benedict has sent an
earnest protest to Berlin against
the use of the long rang gun vpon
Paris. This Is told In a Beuter's
despa.toh from London which was
received lout night In nil protest
the Pope especially calls attention
to the damage which has been oc
casioned to church edifices and
property In Paris and ta lo.se of .
life and injury of people who were
In attendance at divine service in
the churches. "( V , ,
Depatches from Paris said that
the long range gun resumed the
nhelling of the city yesterday af
ternoon and that during the, day
one person was killed and nine In
jured by the explosion of the shells.
Some days since- the announce
ment was mad from the Vatican
that the Pope was planning to pro
test the raiding of open cities by
aircraft with the resulting lose of
life to women and children and
other non-combatants. When he
made that announcement he had
not contemplated any such situa
tion as has been presented by the
latent display of Teuton frlghtful-ness
Mew York Police and Underworld
Stirred By Crime That Par
, allels "Becker Caset
... sii iiiii . . . . ,
I NEW YORK, April 8 (Associated
I I 'resR) Police circles aad the under
. world ure alike in. a high state of ex
I I'iteinent following the news of the
I murder of Harry Cohea, more generally
known in the underworld as "Harry
, ilu' Wop" undjnr circumstances not
1 .lnMinilnr to the shooting of Herman
. Itimriithal bv "Gyp the Blood" from
j which developed the famous "Beeker
Cime. " 'oheu was shot and kilUtd nt
hii enrlv hour yesterday morning.. He
whh expected yesterday togive tenti
ninny relative to a New York gambling
ring which was to involve men "higher
Fonr Arrests Made
I Hevvral nrreitts have already been
iniide in the ease. These include
' wniter named Mqrria Bothenberg, held
is cniieii H Biayer, who has beea inenti
I lied by the elevator mat) of the build
in where the mnrdcr occurred.
Ham Hcheppe is another suspect who
has hoen taken into custody. Hcbem
m;is n witueHM against Police Lieutenant
I diaries V.. .flecker when the, latter was
lionvii'ted of complicity in the Boseu
1 1 li ii 1 shooting. He is not accused of
i l.ciiig the Nlu.ver, but as was Becker iu
I ' xtuure of eight years ago, so now
Srheppa in accused of complicity in the
. rtine of yesterday morning. Besides
.s, hiii and Kot lien berg two others art
mi custody.
Like Becker Case
Paralleling the "Becker ease" an iu
vextigation of the "gambling ring"
;ind its connection with the "graft"
and "protection" system was in prog
(Oontlnueed on Page a, ttohiw a)
Such Is Arrangement For Aniericans
Not Yet Trained In Divisions
Washington Expects First News of
Sammies in Battle Will Come in
French Communiques--H un d r etl
Thousand 4t Front
WASHINGTON, AprU (Associated Proas) With a force
announced as "one hundred thousand and more". General
Pershing is "somewhere along the battle front", and the officials
and public are eagerly scanning each report from Paris and Lon
don for the first news of the participation of the boys from America
in the great battle. ? . ;'.
Lacking reports from General Pershing, the officials are watch
ing the French statements for word that the "Sammies' are defl-
biitely at grips with the Germans, and this news is expected today,'
or by tomorrow at latest. It is' expected that the French commu-, ,
niques will be the only report! that will be received from the Amir- ,
ican army for some time, General Pershing having' placed himself
and his risen unconditionally under the command 6f the supreme
commander of the Entente, General Foch . i -
'tfe; v will Join veterans :v -vvv'fi
)V was announced last night the news coming first from, Lon- v'
don, that tW American troops will not engage .as a separate army, .
no units exclusively American to be employed larger than brigades,
while tmly a lew of these will be used. '.The Americans have not
, i yeV;thc training in divisional formations 'to operate againgt the -
'.iMerm "Hii.tifm-jVf!a-nn VltnHpntiiiirtT nrl thrv wrilf' hertn n '-verv
large extertt brigaaed y regiments wih .veteran Urrtjshind lnch
fj, The official annouticmeai toj this effect was given out by ,thr--'-'v.
British war office last night and confirmed 'hereL Tn British an'- "
nouncement said that ki the result Xii deliberations carried out, be-, r ' 1
ween President Wilson, General Pershing, Lord Def by, the .Bri-,;, .
tish war secretary, and -Foreign Secretary Balfour, it. had been de " ,
cided that a large force of trained American troops, should be ;
brought to the line of the Somme battlefield in aid of the AUie. ' , , ' ;
PRESIDENT IS EAGER : Vr,,;..; . r-, ;
President Wilson,' said the British announcement, 'showed the '
greatest anxiety to assist and is leaving-nothing undone that will
contribute to' the assistance to be given by, the troops. under Gen-
era! Pershing. . - .. :
"American regiments not yet trained to fight as divisions will ;
he placed in veteran allied divisions," the report concjuded. .' ,
Delayed reports from General Bliss, the American represents , " ,
tive on the supreme war council, and General Pershing, dealing ; '
with the .situation on Sunday, said that the. conditions alone the
vital sectors had considerably" improved. The reports that the Ger- "r.
mans are digging in indicate that they have abandoned-the hope
they had of beirrg able to Separate the French, and British lines. ' ;
lhe weekly review of the war situation by the United States v.;
war department, published today, Says that Germany .has staked
her fortunes on the spring campaign. The Uned States. and the C
yllies must be prepared for fresh attacks on -new points .If Jhe Test- V
tons fail to achieve victory in the present fighting, the review warns
the public. , . ; , ,;.v"''.
French offkial estimates have been received here placing the
rman losses in the Picardy battle at 275,000 to 00XX). The Ger-
mans are senatng most ot their wounaea to Belgium to. conceal jroa
he people the gigantic sacrifices of soldiery which the German com
mamlers made in the effort to break through the Allied line.
L he Germans are consolidating their positions and are bring
ing up heavy artillery. It is expected that there will be another big
blow when this is completed. . ' -
' The British newspapers are playing up strongly the' expected
American participation in the great battle. The prompt- response
of the Americans and the rapid movement' of the Yankee troops
across the country to join the French and British has, aroused .
tremendous enthusiasm. .
The London Standard today editorially advises the British gen
erals to "think in terms of the offensive". " The Standard declares
that the Allied forces are ample to regain the initiative after te
(triscut German effort is frustrated.
WASHINGTON, April 1 (Official) With more than 100,000
American troops rushed toward the battle-line where, he German
offensive has been stopped, enthusiasm is running high throughout,
the 1'iited States. y
The enthusiasm here equals that exhibited in the cabled news
In the war correspondents in France, in their stories of the emo
tun aroused among the American soldiers overseas by the-"forward,
inarch" orders for early participation in the great battle.
The number thus sent against the Germans is held a strict
military secret, except that it is stated it is '.'more than 100,000"
hut how many more is not intimated. ,(
Government officials expect the United States fighters to per
form creditably alongside the Allies, who are greatly admired here
for their gallant fighting of the past week. ,
The cables describe the American advance to the battle-front
as orderly and speedy. The men sini; as they march. Pershing's
hruihmarters are buzzing with systematized activities.

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