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V. K WKATflFH fitREAU,1 April , 191S- Last twenty tmnr hours' rainfall, . O.iO. Temperature," Mif)., ts,, j. T4. Weatherr f louriy FOOD FORECAST FOR TODAY 1 On Wheatleni and on IIwUW Ml v-, 'i. Vol. 1 MI. -no. 21 HONOLULU. TERRITdRT. APRIL 1918. SEMI-WEEKLY. WHOLE NUMBER . 4727 ( : 1 i" ' .! W ( (Urn iMM I m imm Mfti jL2' " ' a:y. L - W FRIDAY. HUMS ONGE-AGAIN - TAKE' OFFENSIVE; MAKE SOME GAINS Cii Heavy in" Force Rains ' Reported (ra French Front Are r VPrgying nous ) Handicap To Enemy' "VJEW YORK., April .S (Aftsbciated rrM.s) In x-ral 1 C the Western rront yesterday the (jcrni;m; resumed offensive1 ind Ui some instances these eflfort iheivy losses were inflicted upon t the enemy. Both British and Frehch positions were immediate objectives, it is shown Ly the official reports received from London anl frmn Paris last night. . ' After several days of comparative inactivity except for heavy shelling hitter fighting was yesterday resumed in a ierman salient and it is admitted in the British reports that some aiiis were made by the enemy on critical sectors to the east of Amiens. The heav iest fighting which' the Britons experienced- was in the vicinity of llamel and along the, British lines where a triangle had lcen forced into the Ierman front between the Luce and the Avre Rivers. . London official reports said that the Germans launched heavy attacks wuth of the Somme yesterday morning and made some progress in the directions of llamel and Bois dc Vaire. Frotfi the Passchendaele sector in "Flanders heaw artillery fire but no infantry engagements were reported. GERMANS, ATTACK IN FORCE (ierman forces numbering fully a hundred thousand delivered! terrific attacks on the French front ninemiles from (irivesnes, on J i lie Amievs-Koy roaar saia ine rrencn omciai communique i last evening. The ftttacV was met by a hurricane of fire from the French artillery, machine guns and rifles. Although the enemy forces were time after time hurled back and repulsed they finally succeeded in making cm gains; which, however,. comprised only a small section. The Frenyh retained Grivesnes kainsrf s.K aVV4 ? r-iel.ViJter ..-.d y'the t,ren-b"regained a part earlier fighting. Vvi.y : ? On the.;,French; front, immediately to the right of the British lines, in angle between the Luce and the Avre Rivers the ("lermans gained some ground. r,, P,.,.!, . A ( v..v. .v..v .v. . tt.i.-.v. v..K8...v..r; , some smaller infantry activities in the vicinity of Montdidier and oi a French raid On German trenchee northwest of Rheims in whic h j thirty prisoners and two machine Berlin, in Ust night's omciai report said: "Four times the i forces of the Entettfe vainly attempted to retake the heights to the :.i ,x A t L..:i r . . i ... i , , I smiinwcsi oi muitwi, .-joui ine aiiacKs oroKe oown ami ine enemy was repulsed with heavy losses". RAIN HANDICAP TO HUNS From the French front came reports that it was raining heavily and that the Germans were thereby heavily handicapped in their efforts to bring up guns and supplies for the troops in advanced positions. The recent lull in the caused by the difficulties which they are experiencing repairing the roads and the bridges which were destroyed by the Allies as they I fell back ,r, ' . . , , . . . Ihcre are indications that the German war lords are preparing to break the news of disappointing results frft the greatly heralded results to the people of Germany. t utawa yesterday said. mat mere were caretuiiy worded warnings published generally in the German press warning the people not to expect too much from the offensive. LONG RANGE SHELLING CONTINUES Taris reported that , the long range shelling of Paris was being continued and that' as a protective measure the city officials had pro hibited all theatrical performances, including vaudeville, moving picture performance and concerts. AMERICANS IN NEW SECTOR American troops are occupying a new sector which it is as sumed is the one which was referred to in the despatches of W ed nosday which mentioned a "sector other than Toul" . The announce ment of American forces holding a sector on the Meuse heights wms made simultaneously, with the statement that the enemy raided an American listening; post after a heavy bombardment of this sector. FIVE MORE CONCRETE SHIPS ARE ORDERED WASHINGTON, April -I (Officiall Following approval or the concrete ship tyi by experts the etteiydve and rapid construction of cqncrcfe ships is now prntHible. The shipping board has con tincted for three additional ships of 7friO tons each with the same yard that build the flsrt ships of S(MH) tnua. The board lias also decided to increase the sire of future wood ships to oOOO tnns, from the present .1500 ton size. w. a. a. NINE HUNDRED MILLION IS PAID IN ONE DAY NEW YORK, April 4 (Offlelal) The income tax returns of this city are about 1900,000,000, which la much more than expected. sectors the succeeded in eainini; ltiiiiikI. In and the perman, occupied Mailly the - davwrJrl ei favnchi of the Jrixftitd thlt 'sfmt in. the 1 ,:n... . .il guns were taken. Teutons' offensive was probably! A -Reuters' despatch received in ' WASHINGTON, April 4-fticiul ) -A Havre. despatch snya that King Al bert has personally presented General I'ershing with the Belgian Order of the Grand Cross and the Order of Leopold. Old. Carl Hoyd. uide de camp to Gen eral I'ershing, has1 been decorated liy King Albert with the Cross of an Of HeeV of the Order of Leopold. The Order of Leopold was instituted by King Leopold I in 1H.I2. w. s. a. -r STAMP SALES ESTABLISH NEW RECORD FOR DAY WASHINGTON, April 4 (Asaociat- ed Press) Yesterday's sales of Thrift and War Stamps totalled -t,120,u:i:i, which la a new record for a day. X MBASSADOR from France, ' asked the1 United State ti iaid in aeevring evidence as -to the activities of M. Charles Humbert In connection with alleged efforts to secure a dishonorable treaty for France. jfrr : .... A, ki 1 t UNITED S TA TES WILL SEEK EVIDENCE AGMNST HUMBERT v. : - XEW X.OKK, April 5 (Aaacdated I'reaa) Aj result of fhe re)uet of M. J. J. .luanerand. the French ahibaiaador, an iaveaHgatioa. i to be held of j lh aetlvitten i this country of M. Charles Hurabort. Thla will bo eondiu t- 1 ri y Aienuiu u Lwia, ine fiate attorney, we sot urea much lnerlininating vidfnee agalnsi-Bold Panha. The general examination-of witnasaea will be jifiw! here, eextfweek aoJ the nearlaoa are to be held ta secret,: the testimony takeajo be .late forwarded to France for n la the ria(s there that pre to bjtthe aftrnuath; of the rrla mt .Bola.Paskas' , X":' Uf tyvrWiiMwta ia tkheeent triai of ik taehateadeV U nvorea"lit5 lyoMrt! Miltusitiert with the defemiaat who is now awaitMig thxeeuteon ofnhe sentence of death and nis affairs With CatUaur, Von Bernstorff anil Others. Detain of artlvittfs on his phrt 4a Rpain were then brought out and there was some evUlenre of hi activities , having extende.1 across the Atlantie to thin country. It i to secure further evidence of treasonable : activities here that the investigation wile Bought by the Kreneh ambassador. , iiuitmex was a wimesa at ine boio Hiail Blv ,eeliug with King 'Alfonao and hla then premier Count Komai. , , Other testimony wfut to closely connect him with both Bolo Pasha and I ate. I. SUSPECT IS ARRESTED FOR THE DISABUIIG OF THF SACRAMENTO SAN FRANCISCO, April S (Associated Press) On charges of having din :,l,le. the machinery of the steamship Sacramento while enroute to Honolulu a mini named land was arrestee! last evening by federal officials who claim to I'c strong evidence against the prisoner. Thl. fttmfni0 WU11 ,yMitM by the i.uking of a shaft while making oynf to lieuolulu and reseutly returned with a cargo of sugar. Biuce then ' nv ''t'K''011 which waa started in Honolulu has been continued here. Kxauiinatton of the vessel on its arrival in the Hawaiian Islamls showeil ,h(. presence about the shaft of metal thHt was said to have come from aome extraneous source and this baa beeu the chief point on which developments ,"'," H0U8ht ,u ,he 'vt'gatiou When raa)ed up by The Advertiser last night and told of the despatches hieli reported the arrest of a susjiect in the mutter of the Sacramento disab ling, '. K Morse, representative of the shipping board here, said that he did nut know the name and waa uuable to connect the suspect with any oue on the i-sM-l here. F! S.W FRANCISCO, April .r (Aaso dated I'ress) The United States ia se curing other shipping besides the Dutch ilii - taken over and those obtained frmn .1 it .it ii under agree ttient. Reports from New York yesterday said several Kh"1Hii vessels had been tukeu which 'formerly pliod tiet. een the United MtHies mi. I Russia. The T. K. K, oflic.e hero announced that the I'eraia Maru aud Beiyo Maru would be turned over to the United Shiie. mo I from Heattle came word that nine Hteiunera of the N. Y. K. line wool. I ni into the United State aer- v III w. a. a. WATCHMAN FOR CREEL IS FOUND MURDERED U SIIINGTON, April 4 ( Aasocta I I I .lames Kintr. niirhr watch- ' iiuin :il the oftlce of George Creel, chair a,"1"" "'0'""'tt,e " Public Infor- Phiii'inn, is murdered lust night. No pn.cri were missed by Creel when be A negro with whom King rented had quarrsled has beeu tr- M.J,; J,. Jusaerand, who has ; !"'- a L s. n i-asna trial and told of hia vtmt to He is held for examination before here. MOBCOW, April 4 (Associated Press) Russia will form a new army of a million aud a half, according to the plana of government leadora now at Moscow. Assistant Secretary of War Podvoisky told an iiiiHrtaut mil Itary conference here that the new army is to be puhud through, lie out lined the measure to enlist the aerv ices of former otlicers, giving citizens the right to object to any individuul. He also said I lint the euliatnients of the " Hed Army" which is opposing the Germans uie satisfactory yi some places. Lack of instructors is the priu elpnl handicap. The go verniiient is sending a special delegation to the l uited States to lii Uidate KiiNsia's war orders and nr range a basis for future trade relu tious. It is rumored here t hut the Ukrain iau Kudu ahi.eml.lv of Kiev has pro pose. I pence to the Uolslieviki govern meut. Auti Jewish riots of serious proper tious have broken out in Turkestan, according to reports received here. In Kokand MM were killed in the riots and much property was destroyed. Anti Semitic limitation in Kiev is us sinning an ucute form. When the Ukrainian forces recently captured Kiev lost of the inhabitants they shot were wish. ALLIED AIR RAIDS COSTLY 10 GERMANS Despatches Received By Amster-' dam Paper Tell of Loss of Life and Destruction AMSTERDAM, April 5 ( Am 6cUtil Pre) Great lnmK'' and heivy loan Oft life won oroftKMincd liy the Infct sir rid of the A Mind HviiitorK. HoiM tsill of the dimHKe to property and the Iom of life and genernl dentnictioa wrought in told in denpntrheg from Oermaay which have com to Lea Noa vellea. , a At Oillna twenty nix persona were killed and more than a handred, were minded liy the high exploureg drep- ' ped from the airplane of the Alliea. I The railroad atntinn nag iledtroyed and) only a nrnp of ruiim nmrked itl loca tion. Other great damage wni oeea atoned in that city. At Treves the death lint wat allty and the raualtiea rim up into the hun dred. The atrreta were filled with heaped up miiufi of dehrin, all that re mained of wrecked houaeK.' In the raid which wan exeeuted on Cologne IuhI week the Ktntion waa hit by aeveral bombs ami a troop traia Wat alwo hit. Krom here the loaa of life and eusmilti.'n were nut reported. The day nfler thin rniil the kaiser viaited this Hpot. PEACE FEELERS OF , Officials and Legislators ' I n Washington Go Steadily, Ahead With Program WASHINGTON, April 4 (Offieial)-r-Ooiiiment by nlliciiil here shows up the motives lxhin.l the new "peace Offensive" which (icrmnny and Abstria have launrhed. Concentrntion liy officials and' OH gressmen on measures for the prosecu tion of the war ia not disturbed by the Czorniu peace feelers. The government considers thnt Premier Clemeneeau's comment that "('senna lied" is a icon elusive refutation of (seriny , fairy tnle. " .The officials 1n tbeir. eemtiiont note the "coincidence of the 'Austrian peace tnovo aa.d the. apparent otlapatf ?fjthj; Oprtnjin, o.fffte. ip.thcrnove rueat oltAief icansAroops iei'tinf kstrttjc frnut. ,;--,.',X4..'V2 PRESS OP BRITAIN IS CAUSTIC IN COMMENT? LONDON, Eng., April 4 (Associat ed I'ress) Denuuciations of the peace speech made by Foreign Minister von (Vcrniu of Austria before the munici pal assembly, in which he claimed that i'rance had opened a peace discussion, are general in the Allied press. The Daily Mail . editorially today i harueterixea the 'Czernln speech as an Austrian -bluff." TheS Morning Post regards the speech us an indication of the customary "peace offensive" fol lowing close upon the temporary defeat of the war offensive of' the Central Towers. T The press comments tkat the speed seems designed to imprest) upon l'res 1. 1. M.t Wilson the idea thht the recent attack was forced upon the Central Towers tiy the refusal of , the Allies to discuss peace. Apparently an attempt la being made to .letneh the United Stale from close linrmoiiv with the Allies. ' w. a. a. Decision of Interior Department Secures Big Deposit WASHINGTON, April 4 (Offisial) Tlir .1, risioti of the interior department, establishing relative public and private rights to Searless l.ake sands in Cnli tornia. where there are enormous po ta-.li ilexisits, is considered as endiag lie potash monopoly which Germany enjoyed previirus to the war. The government confirms title to ."..".'Hi acres in the hands of a private i cm making seventy tons of potash daily, but retains control of 1S!,0U0 other acres. h.xpeits believe that the United Mates will soon be able to supply all tin p. 'lash and fertiliser needed with on I importations from Germany after the war. conference" report is T WASHINGTON, April 4 (Associat ed 1'iess) Secretary of Labor Wilsou h :i - recommended to President Wilson thnt all war labor policies be based on the recommendation of the war labor ..in tV i .'iice board which he made pub in las' week. 'I his was the board which was ae leeted by labor and capital to deter linn,' basic principles to govern Indus ii during the war. ZERNIN UNHEEDED run E BILLIONS IS ONE YEAR'S COSTS Announcement of Expenses Fol lows Signing of New Lib erty Loan Legislation WASHINGTON, April 6 (Associat ed Preas) President Wilson yester day signed the Liberty Loan legisla tion recently passed by congress. Further terms for the Third Libert Loan were announced yesterday. The drive will run on for four weeks, from April to May 4. Interest will run from Mny W and the issim will soatare on September 15, mat), making them a tea year bond, pant Hlna Billions Nine billions of dollars has been the approximate expense to the United States of one year of war. More than half of this has been loaned te the Allies and will he ultimately repaid. More than a third represents the cost of organising, equipping and paying an army; a tenth of the amount bat gone to the navy and a fourteenth has gone into the building of ships. . One sixth of the funds for these ex penditures was raised by ordinary means of raising revenue, the tariff and by taxation and the balauee ha been secured by the issuance of treas ury certificates aud Liberty Bonds. Although this sum seems enormous, the expenditure is less tbn the last year has cost Great Britain and ia only two-thirds of what the British spent the previous year. HOLE COUNTRY READY FOR DRIVE V WASHINGTON, April 4 (Asaoeia Jed i-Prew) Showing how congress is speeding up war work, the senate ia teas than an hour today passed the war measure authorizing 64,(100,000,000, of which three billions is for the new Lib erty Loan. Tremendous subscriptions to the new loan are pending," but are withheld until the formal opening of the "drive." Bon. Is to the amount of 410)00,000 have already been on graved. Thousands of cities are pre paring for celebrations to mark the opening; of the campaign. ft is not knowi here whether when President Wilson speaks on Saturday at the opening in Baltimore of the Lib erty Loaa campaign he will consider it worth while to make reference to the latest Oermanie , camouflage' . the V peace offsneive'r.o the Ajistriaa. fasv eigai Minister. . v- y , .. , , 4 ; GERMAN-AMERICAN ALLIANCE TO BE DjSBANDED NEW TOKX, April ft (Associ ated Pros) Final dUbaadment of the national Danaae American AUiaaca will occur at Philadelphia next Thursday, April 11. ; The an nounceman waa mad by Becia- .' tary Wetsamaa of the alliance, last evening. In making it ha said: "I imagine that than has come a quiet tip from Washington that the ' alliance would And It better to dis solve voluntarily baa tod to the ' taking af advantage of the oppor- tunlty to do so." For several vaeka past there has been in progress an investigation by the senate Judiciary committee of charges of disloyalty against the German American Alliance and a demand that its charter should be rescinded. In the course of thla investiga tion some Tory damaging evidence was presented Including proposed resolutions against the war which were sent out and wen afterward recalled before being passed by subsidiary branches, will wmi MATSON IS FILED Widow Gets Half and Mrs. Roth Is Residuary Legatee HAN KBANCISCO, April 4( Asso ciated Press) The estate of the late Captain Matson is valued at 3,332,4.14, according to his will filed. for probate. Half of the estate la bequeathed to the h idon and $20,000 to each Of his five children by hia first marriage. The re mninder goes to Mrs. Lnrline Roth, his daughter bv a second marriage. - w. a. a. THREE FLIERS MEET ACCIDENTAL DEATHS IIOVNTON, Texas, April 5 (Asso ciutcl Tress) Lieutenants B, S. Ives of ( hit ago, Carl K. Ekstrand of Brook I v it. and Kussell 11. Wiggins of Wayuo town. Indiana, were killod in accidents at the Kllmgton Aviation field yes tcrdiiv. w. a. a. MUCH NEW RAILROAD ROLLING STOCK WANTED W ASHINGTON, April 4- (Official) I he railioa.l administration has receiv e. In, I- for the construction of lOO.OuO tieiht curs and 1000 locomotives. DISLOYAL II IS HANGED BY ENRAGED CROUD IN ILLINOIS First Made To Parade Barefoot ed Through the Streets Stop- ping to Kiss Flag Frpm Tim ; To Time 'I SBwaaaswasssM . V UTTERED DISLOYAL SPEECH TO MINERS , t Police Rescue Pro-German But He Is Found Hidden In BaseA.o ment of City Hall and Hustled' Out To Death V COLLI NSVI LLE, 1 1.1 i nois, April 5 (Associated Press) Accused of having repeatedly and openly uttered disloyal senti ments Robert Praeget was' last night taken from his hiding place in the basement of the city hall and hanged to a limb,6f Jtree. He had previously been roughly : handled by the '. crowd '. but had ; been rescued and hidden by tfiie ",. police. ; v , ' , . - ...... y,. . Praeger was accused oi having made unpatriotic and disloyal re marks in a speech which' he re cently made before a meeting of miners at Marysville, Illinoii, , and ever since, his reported utter unces public sentiment has risen higher against fovci.: rft;'; ; V TAKEN FROM HIDINQ 4Lai4oghl .ht wat takeujby 1 - membersjbf the toyalist commit- ' " footed through the sireet, paus ing from time, to time .tq k)S8,,the folds of a, ; United States Flag ': which was 'carried before him..- . ' These proceedings were inter- - v . . t .t' i . t . . .. rupica Dy me ponce rw no toosc Praeger from his 1 captors and j placed him in the basement of the A city hall for safe keeping. ' Hidden m. this building he was -finally found by thr crowd and was again captured. and taken out. His captors numbered more than 350 persons, By. them Prae ger waa hustled out, a rope was speedily produced, thrown over a high limb of a tree and the man was strung up. ' CONGRESS IS WARNED t PEOPLE ARE WEARY WASHINGTON, April Aoeit ed Press) Drastic action la being tak en by congress to stamp out spies anil Herman agents operating ia the United States and to provide penalties that will make German espionage a difficult nod hazardous activity. ';,' In the senate today Senator Overman of North Carolina denounced the Osr-'" man spies and propagandist. His "' speern was maae. coincident with an ; effort to rnsh through, the senate tha house bill providing penalties of twen ty years' imprisonment, and heavy fiae for obstructing the war, the sale of Lib erty Bonds, recruiting, ete. " , , . ', "The people are taking the law into their ow bands on the around that congress Is not passing tha necessary laws. we must do something to catch .L. 11 111 ine scounureist ' ). The conferees of the hons and sen ate today agreed on a bill carrying heavy penalties for the destruction bf war materials, sabotage, eta.1 Thia bill providec for SO years' imprisonment sud a fine of 10,000. - - shortage'of SfE Fi WASHINGTON, April B (Asso ciated I'ress) Beplviug to charges tliat had been made la the senate that the shipyards of the country had been short of stee! and wire the industries hoard yesterday Issued a statement that enough steel had been shipped to tha emergeucy fleet corporation la the last three months to build . ships at the rate of 5A0.0O0 tons monthly,' or more than six million tons aaauafly. It ad mitted that there might have been a shortage in certain yards put deniod any general shortage. OR SHIPS DIED -'... ' .1 - -i , ' "-v. . ' - Ki' . ' '