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Foreign Minister Sayt Charles'
Words Were Falsified By
French Government In Effort
To Antagonize Kaiser
Austrian Ruler Said He Would
Act If French Claims Were
Just But That He Found No
Justice In Them
(Associated Press) An
swering the French official note
in which was made public the
contents of an autograph letter
written by Emperor Charles of
AustroHungary to his brother-in-law,
Prince Sextus Bourbon,
Foreign Minister yon Czernin
lias issued a public statement in
which he asserts the letter was
"falsified". Copies of his state
nicnt reached Amsterdam yester
day and from these the contents
of the statement were cabled to
this country.
In his formal statement rela
tive to the published letter von
C zernin does not deny that a let
ter was written but he asserts the
language in the official note was
changed from the original"1 text
and thereby a false impression
was created.
It is asserted by von Czernin
t hat the correspondence on the
subject of Alsace-Lorraine and
Belgium was commenced by
Prince Sextus and the letter of
Charles was in reply to a letter
which he had received.
Relative to- the alleged falsifi
cation, the foreign minister says
that what Charles really did say
in the letter was that "he would
have used his power, so far as
he was a factor in the destinies of
France, for a restoration to it of
Alsace and Lorraine if the claims
of the French were just, but that
such claims are not just".
ilhelm, he said, relies entire
ly on the explanation which Fm
pemr Charles has given of the
Petit Parisien says that Em
peror Charles of Austria has writ
ten ;( letter outlining mean;
which might give France peace
and that this letter was immedi
ately sent to the Allies, Paris re
ported yesterday. The Inter-Allied
conference, the paper adds
deemed there was no occasion to
act on the suggestions of the
Austrian emperor.
NORMAN, Oklahoma, April 13 (A
socinted Press) A terrible nre broke
out in tlic states insane hospital early
thin morning. destroying the wine de
voted to young male patients. It is
believed that thirty seven boys be
te ten the ages or ten and sixteen per
ished in the flames.
W. a. 8.
WANIMMJTON, April 14 ( Associat
i I I'resk) 1'hviiik the way for the
in. iir speedy falling of the second quota
ii it 1 1 t-r tho Helective Draft Law, the
holme yesterday adopted the senate's
icsolutiou which makes a radical change
in the law.
'I'll is resolution, upon the passage of
w Ii i -Ii has hinged many of the arrange
ments for the next draft, provides as a
I. .iMs the number of men who are ion
I :iiued in elans one instead of the state
population under which the first draft
v us conducted.
The resolution now goes to the Pres
ident for his approval.
Germany Ready To Hand
Siberia O vpr To Japan
and Effect An Alliance
Sweden Sends Out Alarmed Ver
sion, of Latest Moves From
Berlin Would Carve Up Rus
sia Among Selves, Fins and
the 'Japanese
WASHINGTON, April 14 (AMod
U4 Praaa) A Grman-Flnniah Japan
a UlaoM, valck will era at a (rut tor
Finland at tn arpenaa of. Sweden and
Rnasla, eonflrm Oaruuuty'a Utla to tho
Baltlo ProtlnoM and to tha road to
India through tho Black Baa and Ar
mani and mako of Siberia a Japanese
proTtnoa, la now proposed by tho Ger
mans, ftocorAlng to Swedish press ro
porta, raoolTOd horo yesterday rla Lot),
That there la a close agreement be
tween Germany and Finland seems to
bo confirmed by official despatches re
eel red at the etate department from
Stockholm, which quote the Finnish Of
ficial news bureau reports to that ef
Tho Swedish Press saya that Germany
has agreed with Finland to extend the
Finnish borders and carve out of Buft-
sian territory a Oreater Finland, in tho
event of the Oermans being ylctoribua
in their present campaign on the west
front. When France and Great Britain
axe beaten, tho Stockholm papers credit
Berlin with promising, Germany will
ronaenoe a new war against Russia,
completely subjugating that country.
Japaa will be Invited to Join in a cam
paign against the Blare, attacking on
tho east while Germany smashes re
4 stance on tho west. If Japan will en
ter this alliance, Siberia will become
hen as a prise of war.
Tho despatches to the state depart
ment from Stockholm, which are being
road In the light of the news from Lon-
Activity Extends Along Western
Front and Raids Are Made j
On Seaports As Well
WASHINGTON, April 14 (Associ
ated Press) Intense activity in naval
warfare, both on the great battle front
ami away from the firing lines is re
ported in the despatches received from
London, Paris anil Berlin.
British attacks by sea ami from the
tiron ZeebruRee anil on Ostend arc re
ported in a Berlin despatch. These
attacks occurred on Thursday and the
lespatch says the ships and the air
craft were driven. off. No admissions
of damages or losses were contained in
this meaaage.
On the fighting front, London report
ed yesterday, there were shot down on
Thursday thirty-five German planes of
which twenty-one were destroyed.
Reports received from London yes
terday of the German raid on the East
ern coast of England placed the losses
at five killed and fifteen injured.
Paris reports of losses in the raid on
the French capital the aarae night,
Friday placed the losses at twenty-four
killed and sixty-two Injured.
LONDON, April 14 -(Associated
Press) The house of commons is stand
ng firm for the demand of the govern
incut that the Irish must serve in the
rmy as do other subjects of the Hrit
i all empire. Meantime the Irish Na
rionalists are continuing their efforts
o defeat the meusure but with small
Yesterday amendments offered by the
Nationalists to omit Ireland from the
I'.onscriptiou provisions of the Man
Power Act were decisively rejected by
the vote of the commons.
w. a. a.
WASHINGTON, April 13 (Aasocia
ted Press) Within a few hours after
news reached here from Peking of the
capture of American missionaries by
Chinese brigands the further news came
that the missionaries had been set free.
The Peking despatch said that Miss
Katheriue Schmidt and Mrs. Ktanlev
Dixon of .Springfield, South Dakota,
who are Mennonite missionaries, had
been captured by tho bandits.
w. s. a.
WASHINGTON, April l.l-(Offlciul)
The (ierman American Alliance
branches throughout the -United States
are dissolving, following th" decision
of the national organization.
w. a. a.
LONDON, April 14 (Associate 1
Press) Hritish losses for the week,
evidently not including by any menus
in full those that have been sustained
on the Western Front in the greet
battle which raged throughout tho
week and is still in progress, were re
liorted by the war oflice veaterdav us
HI 29.
- w. a. a.
BEOWNSVILLE, Texas, April 14-
(Associated Press) The Mexican ecu
aulate here has confirmed the news of
the aaaaatination of Emlllano Naffaralc.
acting governor of the state of Tamal
ipsa, lie was killed on Thursday.
in ion nm onn rvnni
IKM bUlttUOriUN CTjm
I don, credit the Finnish official press bu
jrean with the statement that the pres
loneo of a German force in possession
or Ui Aland islands is doe to the lnvi
tatlon of Finland that Germany seise
and cenpy the islands.
Sweden has protested against the
landing of the Germans on the Aland
islands, basing her protest on the fact
that these islands had been interna
tionalised by Rustle, who had agreed
not to fortify them. Germany has not
replied to Sweden 'a protest,
TOKjtO, April 13 (Associated Press)
Although the "Kokumin Bhlnbnn",
a leading newspaper, continues to de
mand that Japanese forces be sent Into
Elbert a, the people generally are very
cool towards the subject and war de
partment heads hare given out stste-
! ments to the effect that Japan will not
send an expedition to Vladivostok un
less Russia should declare war on Japan.
Parliament adjourned without taking
any action on the matter.
An Important conference is to be held
shortly, however, which it is believed
will result in the formation of a definite
policy. In this will participate the two
euro, Prince Tamagata, and Marquis
htatsukata and the former premier,
Marquis SalonJU all influential states
men whose opinions go fsr towards
shaping government policies.
WASHINGTON, April IS (Official)
The government still awaits official
Information regarding the report that
American troops have landed at Vlad
ivostok, cooperating with the Japanese
and British. The American command
er's last cable to the navy department
did not mention such action.
Lansing Makes Clear Reasons
Why Action Came and Points
Out Legality unquestioned
' WASHINGTON, April 1.1 (Official)
Secretary of State Lansing yesterday
published the reply of the United
States to Holland's protest over the
recent seizure of Dutch ships in Anier
ican porta. Lansing calls attention to
the fact that Holland did not asanil
the legality of the act, which he con
siders confers a real benefit on Iutch
ship-owners and the Dutch people.
Germany, he said, by its menacing
and unfriendly attitude in refusing to
allow Holland to fnTflll its agreement
with the United States is responsible
for the necessity of utilising Dutch
ships idle in American harbors. This
agreement, which Holland and the
Pnited States made last January, con
templated the sailing of one ship from
Holland for the-United States whon
one ship from America sailed for Hoi
Tho action of the United States,
say Lansing, leaves available to Hoi
laud by far the greater part of its
nieri'hiint marine, which is ample for
domestic shipping, he declares, will be
"The exercise of our rights scrupu
lously safeguards ami promotes The
Netherlands national interests, con
eludes Secretary Lansing.
W. S. B.
WASHINGTON, April I :i Associa
ted Press) Widespread and cuustic
criticisms against allowing the bronze
statue of r redcriek the (ireat of Prus
sia to remain as nn ornament to the
west facade of the War College build
ing here have brought about its re
The great statue is being taken down
in sections and packed away for safe
keeping. It is understood that the ac
tion rs taken at the instance of the
President and as a result of criticisms
in congress.
W. g g
CHK'AUO, April 13 (Associated
Press) An urgent cable call has been
received for a thousnud Y. M. V. A,
secretaries for work iu France and
w. a. a.
I' A HIS, April 14 (Associated
Press i The first Aniericn prisoner to
chimI'c from the Huns and to find safe
tv in a neutral country is reported in
the Temps. He made his wnv aero
the Swiss liordcr aud is now at liusul.
. a. 8.
WASHINGTON, April 14 (Associat
e, Press) More concrete ships are to
be l-::!', nn! ;h- experiment iug in-tlieir
construction is to he continued. Presi
dent Wilson yesterday guve his ui
liroval to an appropriation of fifty bil
lions for the continuance of the experi
ments in such construction.
-- w. a. a.
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President Irigoyen Highly Com
mends Utterances of Wilson
On Behalf of This Country
Which He Has Read With In
By Apologies and Offer of Repa
ration By Germany South
. American Republic Is Estop
ped From Acting Against Teu
tons NEW YORK, April 11 offleial)
The following interview uit', I'nsident
Irigoyen, of the Argentine itepublic,
was cabled from Buenos Aires yester
day to the United Press, which has
copyrighted It in the United States.
"We have endorsed your ' American'
course and voiced our approval of the
loftiness of your objectives on every
important occasion," says President
"I have personally followed every
move' of President Wilson and read ev-.
ery public utterance by him regarding
the aims and purposes of the United
States with the feeling of greatest ad
miration and respect. By his words
and deeds, We in Argentina have come
to recognize and accept him as one of
the world's greatest figures
Full Understood
"There is no' longer the slightest
loubt of the unselfishness ami the hn
manitarianism of the United States.
his is understood and acretited in Ar
gentina. Whatever seenficiKm KTistAil
n a result hf the lack of understand
ing of his first utterances has been eli
minated by the Consistency of his sub
sequent utterances and the manner iu
wnien nis action nns squnrcd with bis
"Argentina, when affronted by Oer
lnnv. demanded an nuolmrv nnd rs.
r rjj - -
paratiea, acting in accord with inter-
tanonai procedure. wen both were
.'Tunted, Argentina , was, unable, under
rw. to uroeeed further, reirnrdlcu nf
individual opinions And Rational senti-
tuesc. t .. .
Vrrentlnn Estopoed
"IvSjw is notinm to'! discuss our
course in the rvcnt of further affronts,
but in the meanwhile (here is no
llstificatinn for llotlhtirltir Arirpntinn
- p,
1 estopped now, as the United States
"us enioppeu rrom action against tier
many while Germany 's pledge regard
ng submarine uses wasfiot violated.
"By our inviting the 'American fleet
to visit Huenos Aires, and in mnnv
ways, Americans nmct recognize the
in n.i or our sympathy."
This interview was given by Presi
'it Irigoyen to R. W. Howard of the
United Press, who is now in Argentina
' W. 8. 8.
WASIIINCTON, April 14 (Associiit
I I'ress) While the tubulating ofh
in Is lire admittedly far behind in the
nmpilatinii of figures for the Third
Vihcrtv l.oan campuign, thev have
cached a total of .r)40.0OO,(KM), more
I11111 one sixth of the bond issue. This
s in pnrt estimated and it is not in full
o the end of the first week of tin
Irue. Oflieiala are fuirly swamped
vith the vast volume of subscriptions
hat arc lieing received from the van
ms Federal reserve banks anil other
WASHINGTON. April 1.1 (Official)
The Liberty Loan subscriptions now
fnr exceed the ability of the officials to
nbulutc them promptly. Oregon was
the first state ami letro!t the first large
ltv to complete then quotas.
W. 8 8.
WASHINGTON. April 1 4 ( Associat
d PrcMNi- Regulations which will pro
Vbit the sale of dried fruits until
tifter the tirst of Miiv were announced
by the food ndmi 11 1st 1 at inn yesterday
Much dried fruit i led for the um
of the expeditionary forces and for th
army 111 training in the various eauton
ments and it hn- I n feared the supplv
will run short befme it can be repleu
ished from the new crops.
w s a
Honolulu Must Wait
For Public Buildings
WAMIING'PiN. April Ut (A
iociuted Pii'ssi In view of till) nil
precedeiited d.-iu, " - of the war mi
the counti v ' finances. Secretary !
of the TiciiMirv l. lino today with- 1
drew the ' i in m t e- he has given '
congress for appropriations for con
tinuance of work in new post offices
and postofficc 1 ii 1 K 1 1 11 r in vr'Iiiis
cities and towns, including 4100,000
for the Honolulu postolrice.
dicate Extensive
Sea Raids
OENEVA, April 13 (Asso
ciated Pro) Oreat activity,
which may presage important
naral action on the part of tho
Oerrmna is reported from Kiel
and other German naral bases.
Ooal and munitions In large
quantities are being loaded, these
reports eald, and the naral run
which the Germans had been us
ing on the Western Tront hare
been withdrawn and returned to
the vessels from which they bad
been taken, being replaced by
guui which were famished by the
Indications are aeen of an in
tended naval raid of great magni
tude and possibly a general naval
engagement precipitated .by the
ismance from port of the German
W. 8. B.
Americans In Toul Seotor Are
Successful After Day Fill
ed Witiv Fighting
WASHINGTON, April 14 (Associat
ed TreatOHeavy fighting in the Tool
soetdjr continues. Agnin yesterday the
Xinerican positions were subjected to
strong attacks by the German forces
and to heavy shilling by their artil
lery. The attacks were all successfully
repulsed and severe losses inflicted up
on the enemy.
In an all dav battle northwest of
Toul the American forces yesterday re
pulsed two r.tt'icks of the enemy. At
one time the Huns secured a footing in
the American trenches but from that
position they wive successfully dis
lodged. Thirtv six prisoners were
Massed forces of the enemy charged
the Americans in both attacks and the
accurate Are on the splendid target
that was offered cost tho Huns heavily
in killed and wounded.
Casualties Told
Casualties announced by the war de
partment, yedterday numbered eighty
six, but it la believed these do not in'
elude all sectors of the western front.
Six were killed in action, one died of
wounds, four of accidents, seven of
disease and nine were severely ' and
sixty serious! v wounded. Officers in
eluded in the list were Lieut. W. E.
Herr, killed, and Capt.'John B. Whit
ney, wounded.
Two Won Orosses
Despatches from Paris said the first
nf American aviators to win the new
American honor of the "Distinguished
Service Cross" are Cnpt. James Nor
man Hall and Lieut. Paul Frank Bair
whose gallant achievements in great
danger have been thus recognized by
the award of the bronze decoration.
WASHINGTON, April 13 (Official)
Details of the victory won by the
Americans ou the Toul sector a few
lavs ago do not change the importance
nf the work done by the United Status
troops. Prisoners say that the German
it tack was rehearsed for three weeks
previous. The American artillery
nvcil a readiness and accuracy in lo
at ing the enemy which opeued the 'v
o v n tory, and then fierce and speedy
infantry counterattacks crumpled up
the Oermans with heavy casualties.
The positions of the American troops
in the main battle on the west, as re
.ire. I to today, have not been ilis
lii-.nl but the Paris despatch mention
'heir participation with the French in
repulsing the Germans in Apremont
orcst. Previous reports mentioned that
the Americans were joining with the
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British Resistance Wears Down
German Attack On Hearty
Ml flemish Fronts
W officials here,, who have
great events in France and Flanders and who have been keep
ing closely in touch with the developments as they are un
folded, believe that flow the Allies have a sufficient concen
tration of reserve available at the selected points for the
launching of their counterstroke.
Optimism prevails in military circles and the belief is
apparent that the hour for the turning of the tide is almost
at hand.
Itajor McLachlan, the British military attache at the
Brr&ih embassy, in reviewing the results to date of the Ger
man offensive, declared, that French and British reinforce
ments are now reaching Haig on the Flemish front Each
hours delay now, he points out, makes the British stronger
and reduce the German strength in effectiveness and makes a
German victory more unlikely.
The battle for the Channel ports is bound to be con
tinued for some time yet, however, and fighting of the great
est ferocity may be expected. The prize at stake it tremend
ous and both sides realize it. Germany will not abandon this
latest attempt to win the day on the western front unless
completely defeated.
British Lines Stiffening
Almost Fought Out In Flanders
NEW YORK, April 14 (Associated Press) Stiffening their
resistance against the human avalanche launched by Germany upon
their lines in Flanders, the British
greatest offensive almost to a standstill.
The great drive west along the
checked, with the Germans gaming
tives on this front, Bethune, Merville and Hazebrouck,
On the northern side of this wedge the battle is still raging
for the possession of the railroad connecting Hazebrouck with the
Messines ridge, and at one point the Germans have reached this
line. The British communications are not cut at a vital point, how
ever, the German blow landing them on the railroad between Haze
brouck and Bailleul, with the line from Bailleul east still firm in
British hands.
From south of Bailleul to the lower edge of the Messines ridge
the Germans continue to attack, but are everywhere held. The Bri
tish hold all the high ground northeast of Bailleul, from which
vantage their guns are sweeping the Germans ranks constantly.
With the realization that the Channel ports are the stake in
this battle, the -British have offered a most desperate resistance and
the fresh corps brought into the action against them have been un
able to budge th,e Tommies. The German losses continue to be
vastly in excess of the British and wholly out of proportion to the
gains the Germans have made.
The tip of the wedge thrust against Hazebrouck has been def
initely halted at a point five miles distant from that center. Here
the Teutons slain were so many that they carpeted 'the ground. The
greatest German gains were at a point some miles east of this,
where they drove north and reached the railroad southwest of Bail
leul, near Merris.
Field Marshal Haig's despatches are decidedly brighter than
those of the day previous. He reports a successful counter by the
British at Neuve Eglis'e, which regained that town with the cap
ture of a number of German prisoners, while the four vicious drives
sent against the British positions southeast of Bailleul were each
beaten off.
Berlin's official news regarding this battle, which, in the Ger
man reports has now changed from the Battle oi Armentiercs to
the Battle of the Lys, reports steady progress. The communique,
sent out by Wireless, says: "The Battle of the Lys is progressing.
We have pushed forward from the heights of Messines across the
Steenbeck River and have now reached the eastern border of Wul
verghen". F.arly reports from London announced a night attack by the
Germans west of Merville, which was repulsed, while the British
advanced slightly in the neighborhood of Festubert, taking prison
ers. Heavy fighting broke out at Neuve Eglise, which the British
retook, and at Wulverghen, where the Germans entered the British
lines but were later thrown out.
On othrr portions of the west fronl the results of the day were
heavily in ravor of the Allies. South of the Somme a combined
counter by British, French and American forces drove the Ger
mans out of Hangard, the village and the woods being cleared of
the enemy, who lost heavily in their retreat.
l'aris reports night attacks by the Germans against the Apre
nn nt torts, defended by French aud Americans, who counter attack
ed vinrously and broke up a majority of the attacks before they
-cached the defenses. )ne drive carried the Germans into (he
French positions, but their foothold was temporary, a determined
counter clearing the lines and wiping out the (ierman force engaged.
I hiring the afternoon the Gcnyans renewed their attacks on
the N'oyon front, being dei i-i elv defeated, with very heavy losses,
while northwest of Orvillers-Sot el the French made a strong offen
sive, advancing through the German lines for several hundred
meters along a front of two-thirds oi a mile.
Tlic Germans resumed their bombardment of Paris last night
vith their long range gun.
Incendiary shell were tired into Kheinis yesterday, starting a
number of fires throughout the city The French soldiers and tirc
nu ti fought a- ' .d ecked the flames, although under lionibardmcnt.
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