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TUESDAY. APRIL 16, 1918.Et-'vVtEkLY.
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Engagements Occur On Satur
day and Sunday and Result Is
Wed' timet Vlctorfct Tor
Ovaki ClfiO toys'
German Casualties four Hun
' Wed In One Battle and More
Than Hundred In "Second? Ber
lin Report Differs'
, ( (Associated Tress)
Americans in two sectors which
they hokl on the Westerti Front
administered defeats to the (ier
man attackets in engagements
which TX-enrred tin Saturday and
yesttfday. In the fighting of
yesterday Berlin in an' bfheial
toirtmtiriique claimed advantages
blft tfie detail of the battle which
were issoed by ttrt af depart
ment completely ' discredit' such
The engagement on Saturday
was In the same Sector northwest
bf Tottl where the Americans
have recently repulsed German
attacks and whert they were sub
jected to a three day bombard
. ment last week.
After another night ol territk
artillery fire, In which large
quantities of gas shells were
.' used", says the American official
report,, the Germans continued
their efforts of earlier in the
week to drive the United States
forces! from their third line of
trenches north of Toul. Two at
tacks were made and, both bf
them failed signally, The casual
ties of the enemy were heavy and
are estimated at between three
hundred and four hundred, of
whom a hundred were killed
The engagement of yesterday
occurred in a sector of the Amer
ican front on the right bank of
the Meuse, north of St. Mihiel,
early in the morning. As in the
case of the other engagement it
was prefaced by a heavy shell
. ing of the American positions
and again large numbers of gas
shells were mingled with the
many high explosives.
Four picked companies of Ger
mart trodps were employed by
the Germans in this attack and
some bitter hand to hand fighting
occurred In the ensiling engage
-rrtefit for the enemy succeeded
a! "tome pofnts in entering the
American trenches. In the end
the,- eneThy was completely de
feated atod repulsed.
' The ' enemy left thirty-four
dafl anQ ten wounded in the'
American trenches When they
fled ahd in Nomanslamd there
"Were ; counted thirty more
Twenty-five Americans, who
liad ' been surrounded, fought
their way out through the en
emy and back to their own lints,
''brtngtfrg prisoners with them.
TWs gallant party suffered no
' , The previous night the German
artillery had shelled the Ameri
can positions and the American
artillery responded gun for gun
and shell for shell.
Alter the fightfn'g was ended
the French general who com
mands the next sector sent his
congratulations to the American
eomtnndf upon the splendid be
, fcaviof of his troops.
It was evidently in reference
to this engagement that the
Berlin official report said:
: '"We conducted
a tuccessful
Government Acts Against Hoard
ing; Five Percent Wore Sub
stitutes tn Bread
- mum t
HrANHltfdTOX, April 14 (OfIiciiil WASHINGTON, April II ( Aool-
Mpaure tkm to pcnrc t lio wheat ted I'm) Great ftlarm la felt for the
that in being held in the V item collier Cyclop. Bhe ia a month or
tate in order tlit it mny he phippeM due from a Weat Indian port. There
ovemens to the Allien and tn tnutriil
nation whloN iava bien ('ruiniti 1
whent, are dil baaoraing more eeere
and more draatlo. ,Mok tbnt hnve
been utored fcf' farmer 4. North Ieho
ta have taea f r4r4t .aetna by the
go v ernment and,, twill be eMppwl im
mediately ta ,tria , Atlantic aeabaard.
The railroaia aeti .Joining witk tha
hotel In wheat .aoneervatlna. and, or
der hare bean laaad taat in the din
X aara rttaaiajr a, the- evarlahd rail
roada between Cbiaago an,d tha 1'aalBs
(loaat all,rfeehl..paoducta ahaU te bar
rL KaUroa4 , reataeraate oa thene
linea kava bean given jimilar ordera, to
Rptve no wkeaV pradaoU. -
Starting ' aaday, tha bakeriet of the
Nation are Maairaa ta ana tweaty lv
pe-ernt bf abatittitaa in tha mnking (
of bread, inatead at twenty ferrent
fnnnerVy. ... ' i .
The fnet tlikt the people of thin Na
tion are voicing AO, eoroplailiffl nt the
lr ri ntioni they are betl( cnlled up
on tn bear ia a eauar for rejoteing to
thi' food administration.
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Banks Report Nearly Six Hun
dred Million's; Thousand
Commanities Pass Quota
WASHINGTON. April 11 mrti.-inli
-More than one thonxaml eonnnunitiiM
have reported that thev have exeeedeil
their allotment .in thn aiilineriptioiiN
whieh they kave taken for Liberty
Loan Ilondii. Totola.for the firxt week
of the campaign are neurlv dmible
thone for the fame period of the prei
oui lonns.
Officially reported totnlji from the
banka of "the country are CO(l.(H)fl.ftoO.
Other Roiireea have not j-et been tatiu
lated and will greatly nwell the flyure'i
aa annnoneed. Various ritien are re
porting Mibarriptiona of from two to
ten times their quotas.
Notwithstanding these encouraging
featurea the rampnipn mnnngera are
Warning against. any tendeucy to over
Newapnpers note the lnrge number
ef eitiwns of foreign blood who are
making subscriptions.
Participation of American troops in
the grent battle on the western front
ia a great stimulus to the securing of
...i,.-?;. r,,, i,...i. n,.n
bebeve their money and our troops will
be the deciding influence in the win
ning of the wnr.
W. S 8.
Governors Asked To Furnish
Nearly Fifty Thousand
WASHINGTON, April 15 (Assoc iat
1 Press) Another draft call has been
isaueil by 1'rovust .Marshal General
Crowder in addition to the two other
calls which be litN recently isaued,
thereby materially inoreasing the ile
aiauda nu the various states.
tinder the last call which Genernl
Crowder has sent to the state gover
nora he asks for 4H.H4.I men. Mobiliza
tion of them is uplereil to oeeur be
tween May 1 an. I May 10. They will
be sent to eleven forts and recruiting
barracks and it is deemed probable
thay will be trained with the regular
new at those stations.
Included in the list of forts and bar
rarka ia Fort McDowell, in California,
whieh ia to receive 11X7.
attack upun Ainfrican forces in
i sector nortn of St. Mihiel, in-
flicted hf.ivy losses and raptured
Prisoners "
WABHINtiToN, April 14 (Official)
Arrival of American troops to rein
force the Kritmh and French and to
aid them in tin- checking of (ierinun ef
forts to bieak through to tha Channel
ports is nanled as molt timely by
military observers here.
The reported success of the Ameri
cans in the sector north of Tool in their
first all day fiht conlirina the view
that the Ami. i n un forces are now ready
to asruine un ctfctive and u creditable
part in tin' derisive eoufiict thai is to
eonie. Thirty six Germans were taken
priaoaera while the Americans loat no
Correspoti.li nts at the front cuble to
their papers iin. that French uruiy of
(era are :i rin in their praise of the
eondart of t lit- American soldier when
in the rlulitiup nnd especially com mend
the reiiiaik.il.li' iiii iiracy of the Auiori
can artillcii Mir.
Kxaminatioii of (lermnn risouers
taken by the AmericHUS disclose the
fact that tli w attack was intended
to avenge tin' xrwrc defeat adminis 1
ter! by the Americuua on Wednesday, j
w a a
The fame of Chuiuberlain 'a C'ouli
Remedy is world wide. It is good for
the deep scaled eolith of the adult or
tha croup an. I whooping rough of tli"
children The same bottle servea tht
whole family. For sule by all deale'.
RdHHiui Nnilll. Jit ta.wift fi M'ft.
Waii. Adt.
i-Hl -n t i
Left West Indian Port On March
4; Carried Manganese and
Had Large crew
hnve been
no neavr atorna reportea
and no wlrIWe aalll, .fcave been re
reived ffom th kiiaaingiaoDivr. Feara
that aha, ,anajr kava iet raider or
hnve bcc.-,abmarinM ar 4Apred.
The feartof a. .raklaf t la. aagMantad by
the act that aha-carried , f uil .targo
of manpnwMi -f rom a...Rraailia fvrt.
. Oa4aa Crrlrpa ,horiWM a rew of
2?i and (Itftee ffieart kealdaa 4fty
mvetiT aaeagera, r,,Of, tfct. aaaaeirgeri
aitwera bluf Jacket eireapt Aifrad L.
Mortao, tha Aatria. aanaal general
aa-me, jo act raw. if-.. -
The .S Cyclop was eommanded by
t.tmt. Crtaiwan.tr'f U. W, Wartey aad
a,of tte Bfliaera werefaeasbeta of- tWe
DOval-eseeeT wHk ,thei eaaeptieti el
AaaMaat Burgena Jlari J. Aapen.
Hha ebo..ft pVVeef Indian Island
pott ia. eaety iar4aritai tiathlng un
iiHtihl o rnpert and aaM4 fa Iter home
port M M , tj ...-,('-,f ' -
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WARHINGTON, April 15 (Asaotia
ted l'ress) Casualtiea reported yeater
dny by tke war department were ten
killed in action, tbrce dead of wounds,
four dead from diaeaaee, two from oth
er unspecified eauaea and four missing.
The Iwrlonaly wounded numbered elev
en and the slightly wounded thirty
f'npt. J. F. Hnrdeety and I.ienta. John
H. Ahltot and Harold A. Goodrich are
reported missing. Lieut. John J. Gal
vin Wifs killed ia action and Lieut. Kd
mund l'atton Glover died of wounds,
I. ieuts. Martin Chambers and Harold
H. Cirny were severely wounded and
Kdwnrd A. Christoferson was slightly
W. S. S. - .
Men of Navy Are
Anxious To
Meet Hun Vessels
WASHINGTON, April 14 (Official)
American naval unita eVeraeHi are
hoping that the report from Geaevo
relative to preparations being made at
''rmaii navai siauons may oe louno to
be correct and that the German fleeta
will come out and veatare a eeiaive
L.it tie.
The recent speochea of Beeretary
I'uuielM show that all branchea of tha
1' luted Htates navy are now represent
ed on the other side of the -Atlantis
mi I that all of them are prepared for
n grnpple with the enemy to a aucceaa
I'ul finish.
W. t. I.
F)T WORTH, Texas, April 15 (Ae
socinted Press) Heveral town in thia
part of Texas suffered severe damage
from a torimdo yesterday but tto Uvea
were lost so far as has been reparted.
. In the town of ltoyd thirty butldlhga
were wrecked.
Al Bin r .I occurred the atrangeat freak
nf the great will .1 atom. . fS v -fara
w.Tti inowii out or a moviag- train
winch wus approaching thai etetloru
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WASHINGTON, April 14 (Oftejal)
Contracts for the eonatraetioa Xtn
..a.- ui..nl lf;4l MAn4va
j tlllN ,. i)(,rn ,,wariled' by the abippiag
l,-ird to shipyards at a Vaeifo wrt.
1 lit ni- vi'riirii arc i v rm hi. www -
dctid weight nnd the approximate eoat
is tn be 17,ri(KI,(HK).
Tne Mime company to which thle eon
tract tin let has delivered to the gov
crtiMMiit II w Hteumers ainoe the Irat
uf .h.i.iinry.
WASHINGTON, April 19 (Aa
soi iatid l'ress) I.legts. A. B. Yfln
slow of Chioao and JJougiea Oaanp
bell of Han Francisco are the henewa
of the hour among the Amerieaa
airmen, it Is reported ia dsapmtehe
from the American Headquarter
ii France, hacb'kaa brought .eJowa
an eiii iii' miiehine and each tn to
hate r. .nr cross for his service.
I'.. I n int; a six minute engage
ment the two Americans brought
down t.. Merman fighting plane.
Due of these fell in flame bat the
other was only slight! damaged.
It. .Hi fell In-hind tha Amerieaa liae
:uol the e lemy aviator were eap
tiinil The plat," which was leant in
jure! hi.s li.'. t;ken to a town
loo k of the lines and there put on
exhibition. -
WASHINGTON, April 14 (Official)
One h ii ml red tons of silver bullion,
valued at 'J.riO,(l()0, was recently hip
ped iu oue day from a PaeiAe port.
Sj. Walker It Wounded Twice
fiy ;-Captw Menry Allen,
vEx-Navy Man
Sneered At Standard flying Over
'SoTtr'jfir Stahrf XJWned ' t.
. 8V UMvr i
S. J. .WeJkeiy tottj eight yeai old
and k ttedtnla tent itlght called in
Aailn Kavtl eaetgit "a ditty vft
Wproelaltneel : krtMnalf prD-Oermrt-t-aW
lhaV a hrelt rat foinf to
"get -tear Anierteeh aotdler, and tbtrn
Heat ;Cetai) Allea; erHrhr - Sl
th'..Aa9iViaA ha,' 4rw a reVolvt
had 'ahet 'Wat terte. ' rtneh i the etr
planaMftn'gtv' by Allen after the
fronting. t ,
. ,The aho'eting took plaee shortly after
eight aVhMk at .the corner of King and
Aala Htreet while the walks bordering
Aala Park and nearby street were
thronged With people. "Captain" Al
loa, who Ja -a eripple, having loat hi
left arm eeral years ago, is proprie
tor Of btia of the little soft drink
stand that fring' Aala Park, and has
long been familiar Bgure in the dis
trict. He he been taking a promirient
part lately In a number of form ef
patriotie work, gimg instruction to
claeaea el. Bdy Beoeta and assisting in
organising '.the Ben Scout here. The
bine and' gM naval standard that he
raised -at err morning aver hi little loft
drink ataad and lowered every evening
at aundown wna the flag that Walker
had referred to juat before the shoot
ing took, plaee.
nrea Ttre Shot
aVUea-- sjtand Is located aerosa the
roadway from Aala Park about twenty
feet from the end of the bridge. Tom
Ung, a Chinese youth of sixteen, and
ha adopted eon of Allen, heard a few
worda.af the eontreverny that preced
ed the shooting. According to hia
atatement Allen fired one shot and then
after an Interval of about thirty aoe-
ohde daring whieh Walker was walk
lag toward the end of the bridge away
trwmhia hsaailoJit a neeond (hot wa
fired land Walker sank to the sidewalk
at the. bridge entrance.
B. -A. Watson, proprietor ef one of
the stand at. the park, and Corp. John
Aagen ' ef 'Qmnpany C, Beeond Inf an-
in rak tV .the- scene - ef - the ahoet-
iag. Allen, ateod calmly with tke. re
vol vet ia.hla hand and told them tt
eall tha police and, acting on the in
atraetion. of Wataen, Allen's adopted
son aouaded tha whiatle whiah brought
amounted police man.
Walker' Statement
Wrtlker 'Tetalnell ' eonaclouinea for a
few minute. " i
I've been shot by a dirty coward
I mean Allen," he told Watson and
Corpora) Anger, who were trying to
render aid to him.
I'm shot threugh the stomaeh and
I'm going to die," he added. Before
the police arrived be lapsed into un
eonaeionsneest While Allen stood near the prostrate
figure awaiting .the police he gave his
own version of the Mooting to the two
assist in if the wounded man and to the
If he dead, h ought to be Head. ' v
he waa heard to aay. "He called him
self pro German nnd Insulted my flat!.
He had done it before and t wouldn't
ktand for anything snore from him."
After he had bean taken te the police
station Alien frankly admitted he had
done the shooting ana repeated the
reasons he had given on the street cor
ner. He remained apparently unmoved
and willlno to aeeettt aay consequence?
of hi aatfoa. The- revolver that was
taken frem him was found te He one
of .88 ealibr eentaiaing the two empty
Lived Together y
' An extradrrlinery feature in connec
tion with the shooting ia that Allen
and Walker With the Chineae boy have
been living together in a cottage at
Iwilel. Often Allen and Walker have
been aeen aeated together afternoons
in the shade of Allen' oft drink stand.
The Chinese i boy, however, said Inst
night they have reeeatly beea having
word oei the development of the
war and it was said at the police stn
ion . met atght that papers rfoond in
Walker's pocket indicated that he had
been Oiriiimnittlg With officer of the
Iuduatrial Workers of the World and
may have become a member of thift
organisation. , Hen and Walker have
been living togetner in iu iwuei mi
thge for the pant si month 6r more.
Throng fhe awning last alght while
Walker lay In lira emergency hospital
effort were taade by the police to ol,
tain a roorh eemplete atatement from
him, but theie met With little success.
Though it Was Jpeeaible te revive him
in some measure by the use of, stiimi
,lant that Wre Used te aid his heart
action, When be responded to these he
remained in a aenil-delirieu atate.
Wefltad at faaxl Hartar
Beth Altea -ad- Walker have been
living In HoMflala r more than a
yehr. At otoe Viitie Walker was cm
ployed t the Pearl Harbor aafl "ta
Hon a a Meehanle ami it Is said also
that be aaW service oh American trans
port, though he bad never enlisted in
the Navy.
.Bhree hi appearance t the little
Aala park stand, "Captain" Allen has
beeu given the title by which he was
commonly addreesed aa a little cour
tesy. He had served in the Americun
Navy fvr Aftfiea yearn. His son said
that it wa while engaged In civil en
gineering work la Wew, Zealand several
year ago that h lost hi arm. A horse
be wa ridlag tell over an embankment
and tke arm waa crushed under the
The work "Captain " Allen has bocn
engaged in with the Boy Scouts re
tently waa a course of Instruction in
splicing and knot tielng he has beeu
giving ta a class of youths.
Unless Hawaii - Takes Drastic
" Measures spies Win work
Deviltries, He Warns
Intern the German population in Ha
waii, just as has been done in the Iliil
Ipplnea, or be prepared for eventual
Mannish deviltriea. Is the warning given
by Oeorgo Fairchild, formerly manager (
or maaee ougar Vompany, on rvnuai,
and now on ef the partners r the su
gar enploitaUen firm of Welch, Fair'
hild' U Manila. Mr. Fain hild
( lpgaengerMr th (liberia Mam,
Which i-arr'tsred - yewterday from the
Orient., He will remain here three
rlays, leaving, for the Coast on the
Sierra' .
i?What have yott done with the Oer
tnaaa beret " wa the first question asked
by Mr. KalrcWHd as he stepped ashore
front the steamer. When told that Ho
noiulu..wa taking thi -question in the
same obl easy-going . manner aa other
public, tnatternt the former territorial
senator srwiefvthe opinion that un
leew Hawaii took drastic measures to
piece tha Iron band of tha law upou
the lonU Germnna, tha Oermaii spy sys
tem, Wkieb he. believe permenles every
(ration I the World, will make its iuflu-
Mrae- felt he -. .
No Time for Straddling
"This is a time of war, war in its
worst form, and thee is now a dead
line lietween America and (iermany,
Amerivnna and Oermi.nH, " snid Mr.
Fairchild. "People must be on one I
aide of that line or the other. There is I
no straddling it. The Germans must
le ilealt with to prevent the same oc
currences here ns in the Orient. If
they Imd us and we did what their
people ore doing in onr nit. 1st we Would
be up ngaiust a wall mid facing lirihg
parties." I
Mr. Fnirchild Is en route to New j
York to visit the head olhce of his
rlrin, his flrrt visit in two years. He
ia. going to look into the Slignr situa
tion as it is viewed there, and wall
study the shipping situm in.
Ha anys that owing to the require
ments ef the. government fur tonnnge
for war purposes the Philippines have
felt the luck of bottoms in which to
ship their ontnut of SliO.OOO tons a year,
hnd realir.es that if the Hiberinn situu
tien becomes more nente than ut pres
ent, and Japan takes a hand iu affairs
there, it will mean the withdrawal of
still more tonnnge now in use for the
Philippine commerce.
Siberian Question Grave
Mr. Fnirchild is thoroughly convinced
that the Hiberinn (itiestion must be
dealt with firmly, and he -pes an even
tual entry of the Japanese into that
country to nid in bringing the country
back to normal conditions. That be
fears German propaganda wijl menace
the Pacific if the situafibn in Siberia
la not curbed is not concealed by Mr.
Fairchild. lie sayn that China ia tho
reughly honeycombed with Gorman
agents and spies who are endeavoring
in every way possible to spread perni
cious nrgiimeut against the Allies. If
they are suece-'af ul in creating German
sentiment there, then another problem
will hnve to le luce. I by the Allies aad
tho peace of the Pacific will be more
an issue than ever.
He believes in giving Japan a free
hand to deal with German affairs in the
Far Hast, including Chinn and Hiltoria.
ID' has unlimited faith iu the bo a a
fides o' the Japanese government to
deal with the aituation aa the other
Allies would.
Mr. Fairchild snys that Hawaiian in
terests in the Philippines are progress
ing favorably.
w. B. s.
.lude,e Frederick B. I.ymar. passed
away yesterday afternoon at the old
I.ymnn homestead, corner of Waianuo
mio and I'itinan Streets, Hilo, aeennl
ini; to a wireless received in this city
last ninl't l.y his sons, F. H. Lyman Jr.,
and K. K. I.vmnn of Honolulu.
The funeral will be held in Hilo on
Thursday of tins welt and the Honolu
lu members of the family will leave
in the Miiuua l-a on Wednesday morn
ing to attend the lust sail rites.
Judge I.yiiiun was boru In- Hilo in
18.'I7 und inude the Second City hia
home nil his life. He waa one of the
sons of the celebrated Rev. David Bel
den Lyman and Mrs. Hnrah Joiner Ly
man, who arrived in Hawaii with the
seventh missionary party shortly after
Hii). A brother of Judge Lyman, K,
A. Lyman, father of Henry, Bufua, Ku
gene, Richard, Norman, David and
other Hilo l.yniiins, died some years
Judge Lyniiin was a circuit judge iu
the Islnud of Hawaii for many years
during the monarchy mid waa one of
Hilo 'a foremost lawyers. He was oue
of the founders of the First Foreign
Church of Hilo and was very proini
neut in Hig Island circles as oue of
the leading citizens. A sister of the
late Judge Lymuii is Mrs. H. W. Wil
cox of Kuiiui.
Mrs. Lyman died about fifteen years
ago. Hurviyiug their father are F. H.
Lyman Jr., and K. K. Lyman of this
city; jvi (,'. Lyman, principal of the
lliio Hoarding Hchool which was found
ed by Judge Lyman's father, who is
now away on a vacation in the main
land, being at Inst accounts ia Detroit,
Michigan; Miss Ksther O. Lyinau of
Hilo, and Mrs. William McCluskey,
wife of the .rinri.al of the Kauai High
Hchool ut Lihue. Dr. F. A. Lyman,
who died at Waimea, Kauai, some
months ago, was also a aon of Judge
Lymiin. Judge l.y man's wife was Miss
IsaUd Chamberlain of tho old Chamber
luin fumilv of Honolulu. '
(VuMils). Druggists refund money II
t tally to cure. The' signature ol
i; V Cl'.UVB; la on each boa. Man
ila. Unci by tbeVAKIS MKDICINB
CO . St. 1U. U. 6. A.
Object of .German? Ollensive ,1s FoqnrJ To
Be Separating. British and Freach To
" Envelope and' Cnish'' British
NEW YORK, April 15 (Associated rress)-rThe entire liwa of
Allies from its northerly to Its southerly end ia holding firm
through Belgium and through France. At no point the entire great
front Wert the Germans able to Make any substantial gairis yesterday.
In Flanders, where again the heaviest blows were directed at the
bent British line, th Teutons were not able to gain an inch.
In yesterday s engagement the heaviest ngtuing occurred aiong
the eight mile front betwfcen Wufverghetn, a town six miles south
west of Ypres, and Meteren, two miles west of BaiUeul and oh the
Measines ridge. Much of this ground was that which was so bit
terly fought for on "Saturday In th Teuton efforts to drive the Brit
ish from the commanding higfi ground of Messfnes ridge and where
they had made a desperate stand. It appeared here, if anywhere,
that a breadh in thi'BtittSh line might be made.
Yesterday masd thousands upcm massed thousands were
hurled by the Germans against the British positions southwest of
Ypres. Here is whert it is the German ambition to break through
the British .lines and to surround Haig's forces in a great envelop
ing movement. By doing this they would have an open highway
to the British Channel.
The massed formations employed by the Huns offered splendid
targets for the British machine gunnerg and riflemen" and the with
ering fire maintained melted the advancing forces speedily. At
times they would reach the British positions and the fiercest type of
hand to haid fighting ensued, in every case the enemy being thrown
back. They paid a price that was enormous. Thousands were left
dead upon the fields and tens of thousands were wounded.
Neuve Eglise was a storm xenter through the entire day. Sev
eral times it changed hands. It waa taken by the Germans early
n the day and speedily retaken by a counter and this was repeated
;everal times with the British in possession at last report. It is
v e miles due east of BaiUeul and two miles south of Ypres, located
n the very edge of the ridge and its possession would give the
(Germans a footing on the higher ground the occupation of which
now lends a distinct advantage to the British defenders.
The purpose" of" 'rliis offensive', it "has been difinitely disclosed
through papers' which we're"falteh frdmJ pTtsbfTers 'who have been
captured, is to sever the lines of communication between, and thus
to separate the British and French forces and through this means
to crush the British. In this effort 'the Germans Iiave thus far met
rostly failure.
Heavy losses were sustained in casualties by the British yes
terday but these were as little to those which they inflicted upon
he enemy.
On the French'Tro'nt the day1Was one of comparative quiet, the
French official rtjiort of last night Issued by the Paris war office so
declared and told 61 fib specific engagements of any importance nor
of any unusual artillery activity.
The long range Hfle of the Germans continued to shell Paris
throughout Saturday tiight but fhert were no resulting casualties.
It is also officially announced that the British and French gov--rnments
have agreed that General Foch shall have the title of
"Commander in Chief".
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WASHINGTON, April 15 (Associa
ted l'ress) Senator William J. Btone,
of Missouri, for thirty three years a
figure In national affairs, a member of
the United States senate for Bfteea
years and at tas titne of sis 6eata
chairman of the committee on foreign
relations, died yesterday failexa-iag, a
stroke of paralysis Whieh he suffered
last week. Me would "hara sbferved
his seventieth birthday oa the ssvsaih.
of next month. Funeral serviees will
be held nere today hdd taa body will
be sent to Nevada, Misaoarl) for IntST
ment. It was announced last alght that Sen
ator Stone will b suseaeiled as chair
man of the committee on foreign rela
tions in the senate by Senator Hitch
cock of Nebraska.
The death of Benator William Joel
Stone, "Oumsaos Bill 8tns" as his
political enemies aniT opponents eaHed
him, removes from national affairs a
man who lias tonft beea prominent la
his home State and in the halls of eon
cress. He made many enemies as he
had. also many warm friends, hnd his
political methods were often asaailsd
und condemned aa eorropt.
Senator Stone was born in Kentucky
May 7, 1849, and was educated iu the
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Traces of Propaganda To Be Blotted Out
HAN FRANCISCO, April 14 (Official) National demand for the removal
of all traces ui "Oermaalsin" from the United States and for making ita erad
ication permanebt it spreading rapidly anil has taken deep root in California.
This is evidenced by the action takea by the convention of California school
principal which Vdtel Vtuariimously to abolish the teaching of the German lan
guage, in the achpols of the state.
Another resolution adopted by the convention provides for the revision of
all school boohs so that there shall he eliminated from such books any aad
at! favorable references to German "kultur".
Similar aetioa to that taken In California had previously beeu taken by
huudreds of cities, towns and even counties in other states. By tbs time the
wsr has ended it la expected that it will be found that all evidences of German
propaganda, especially where such propaganda has used the educational inetite
lions of tha country tot it tools, have been obliterated,
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University of Missouri. He wai
mitted to the bar of Missouri in 1H
and became prosecuting attorney in
Vsrnon County ia 1878. Ia 1870 he
waa a I'raeideatial elector from Mis
souri, easting hia vote for Samuel J.
Tilden. Ha was elected to tha house
of representatives from- the thirteenth
Missouri district in 1KH4 and served
from 1X85 to 1801.
The est year Stone made the fight
for tha governorship and was elected,
serving from 1813 to 1807, after whieh
he resumed the practise of law and
still remained prominent In the Demo
eratie leadership of his Stats. He was
a member of the Democratic National
committee frsm I MM to 1004 and for
tha last foar years of that tims was
vice chairman.
In 1U02 Stone wai chosen senator
from Missouri after a bitter political
fight. He has represented bis State
in the upper house ever since.
Most recently Stone had been in the
limelight ' in his defense of the war
policies of the administration. His at
tack oa Senator Gore ia also well re
main bored.
Iu 1004 Renator Stone was promi
nently meatioaed as a candidate for
the I residential nomination by the
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