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ttAWATTAN GAZETTE. FRIDAY. Jt'XF. 14, 1018. SRMT WFEKT.Y
FRENCH
1
IN BLOODIEST BATTLE OF
T I N M
Poilus In Fiercest Fighting World
Ever Saw Hold Against German
Hordes Attempting to Force Way
Toward Paris
"V ! .Y YOU K, June 1 2 ( Associated Press) At the close of an
A otber (lav iif titrlitiiKT curb
tin- French defenders of the Compeigne line miardniff Paris were
--till carrying on yesterday their ceaseless slaughter of the (lerman
hordes being poured out against them in apparently inexhaustible
numbers, whose sheer weight is carrying them forward at some
j ints.
The slaughter all aliVg the twenty-two miles of battlefront
smith of Moiitdidier and Noyons has been appalling. At point
blank range the French artillery has swept regiment after regiment
I gray coats away, only to have thein replaced by fresh regiments
i ir the slaughter. French and British machine guns have mowed
!he advancing Germans down in row after row of writhing wound
d and bleeding dead, only to have fresh ranks of Huns come on
uver the bodies of their comrades.
FRENCH STRIKE SAVAGELY
)n a wide section of this front, along the seven and a half
miles between Rubeseourt and St. Maur, the French left wing was
swung forward in a sharp offensive that swept the Germans off
lu ir feet, driving them back in confusiuu and regaining for the
French the village of Belloy and the important Genlis wood heights,
between Courcelles and Montenier. A thousand German prisoner
were taken and a number of big guns captured, while the losses in
dead among the defeated Germans on this front were verv heavy.
The French struck savagely, the poilus welcoming the change from
.lie defensive to the ofTevisivc and fighting and killing with clench
ed teeth.
On the French right great masses of Germans were pushed
f'irward and although repulsed time after time with blonds losses,
Kept coming on until the French were forced back upon the Oisc
at Macheniont and I'.ethancourt, for the possession ot which points
lighting of the most desperate nature is now going on
HUN LOSSES INCREDIBLE
Several violent German efforts to advance at heviiuourt. south
of tin- Mat. Kiver, in the center of the battleline. were thrown back
vith such losses that it seemed incredible that the attempt should
be repeated as it was.
Summarizing yesterday's fighting on this front, which all cor
respondents agree in describing as the fiercest and bloodiest of all
the great war to date, the French defeated and drove back the Ger
nans on their left, checked and defeated them oti the center but
were forced back on their right despite the most desperate resist
,nce and in the face of unprecedented German losses.
The Berlin despatches claim uninterrupted successes, both m:
ibis front and on the Manic. An official announcement of the Berlin
war office says: "Southwest of Xovons French counter attail-s
fiiled with heavy losses. So far in this advance toward the Oi--.
e have taken ten thousand prisoners, making an aggregate of
prisoners taken since May 27 of 7 5, OCX)".
Last night's wireless from Berlin stated that fresh French
counters southwest of Noyons had broken down under the heaviest
causualties.
FRENCH LOSE SOME GROUND
I bese reports are partially true, inasmuch as the French lM
ground on one portion of the front, while gaining elsewhere. In
the fighting of the morning the Germans made their strongest etfori
in the direction of the railroad between Fstrees St Denis and Mont
didier, meeting such a blast of French fire that the effort had to In
abandoned. n this sector the French drove forward a succession
of successful counters, everywhere in their advance finding the
. round strewn with German dead.
Still further to the east on the center a French counter drov
the I 1 1 u i s out of the wood southwest of M arqueglis". In this tight
i:ig regiments ol French Negro soldiers participated, making a bill
bant adv ance w ith a number of tanks supporting them. The Negroc--mashed
everv effort of the Germans to make a stand.
Paris despatches state that the Germans are recklessly usiiil
up their divisions in the one desperate effort to smash the I'reiu 1
niie and open the way to Paris. Fosses are apparently not takci
into consideration by the German high command so long as progress
can be made and a terrible price in life appears to be willingly paii1
lor a short gain in territory.
GERMANS ARE DESPERATE
i t . r . i - . . . . .. i i.i
i ne nerceness ot me iierman
enormous losses which every hour is bringing to them indicates
that the German high command will continue to throw linn divi
sinus forward until a complete victory is won or the German fight
ing force is completely exhausted.
Olficial reports " indicate that the Germans are using tventv
livisioiis, or about 300,000 men, in the actual fighting along tin
twentv miles of front, with several other divisions held in reserve
but not yet brought into the fighting except to replace divisions
vGihdrawn for reorganization. Five (icrman divisions have been
lecimated so far in the fighting, with each of the others badly cut up
The nature of the fighting and the resistance being offered bv
the French is shown m the fact that on Monday the village of (Hiii
selle changed hands six times, each lime after house to hoiisi
battling
The batik has now reached the critical stage, the Genn.in
h.iving penetrated the French front at one point to a depth ol si
uiles. Should the French line break it would prove a serious blow
.old would affect the safety of the entire French line from the )ic
o the Mame.
IMPERIAL WAR CABINET
MEETING IN LONDON
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aiiacKs aim tne acceptance oi me
BOWEL COMPLAINT IN CHILDREN
hiiiin I It Minuner motitlih mollicr
:l,'ul f,,r :,nv unnatural loot,.-
nt.-. of the - h:l I '.- hnwrN. Wheu ri
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.u'.i. I'm Hawaii. Advt.
LOCKED
LINE
'GERMAN FLEET IS
BEING PREPARED
TO FINISHHGHT
After Skulking For Years In Kiel
Hun Ships Are Ready To Meet!
Naval Forces of England To
Decide Supremacy of Seas
WANniNOTON, .!ne 1 - - ( A.sociat
ed T'rpHii) -The (iermnn fWt in being
prepared for a flKlit to a finish with
hiph aea fleet of Ilritnin and Amor
ira. now blockading the North Sea.
A SwiRS depntch bring this in
formation, the report Mating:
"A tidentn of an official nature
hax boon sent broadcast throughout
Oermnny saving that the llrrmnn nrl
mi'iilty in consider! ng a bij naval of
fensive. Hinh naval oftircru have been
recalled from s-v iterlnnd anil it is
heliev ril that 1 1. (Vol has been or
dered put into rcudinetm for battle.
"Tin- Kieler Zeitung. published at
the jjrent Oermnn naval base, nay that
tin re in jfu-nt activity at the various
porta where the Herman hinh sea fleet
is stationed.
"The Hamburger l'of (piotes Oram!
Ailmiral von Tit pit no Haying that he
is ready now to meet the fleet of
Oreat Britain again to settle the au
promncy of the seas.'
OnieiMlH at the mn v department any
that they will not be surprised nt t
launching of a sea offensive nt any
time by Germany. When that time
comes, American dreadnought will be
in the line ready to give nn hi count
of themselves.
W. I.
Petitions United States and Allies
To Send Expeditionary Force
To Drive Out Invaders
t
WASHINGTON, .lune 1 '' ( A ssicat
i' I'l ess )--Kiissia has had enough of
MTHinn pence and r,n prefers war as
ess dangerous to the integrity of the
:ation. She wants to drive out the
Hun invaders, and is asking the 1'nited
Mates and the A!lie-i to help her.
An appeal has been received by the
-date department from the Social ilem-
M-rnt or "Cadet" party of Hussia.
-siting the 1'nited Stafs and the Allies
'n s"t:d an uxpetlit -nnnry force to K-is-
ia to repel the German invaders and
'rive thein out of the country.
Tie petit loners in asking the f a or
Hhk also that the expedition they hope
'n have sent to their aid be under
utprnational control and thnt the rights
if Itussia be guaranteed.
. , ..I 'A
STOPPED BY BOARD
Fuel and Transportation Difficul
ties Cause
WASHINGTON, June VI t Assoc ia
ted Press) Tim war industries bourd
illinium ed yesterday that it would not
allow any further increase in the vol
cine nf war contracts in the congested
list nets of the Knst.
This action on the part of the war
industries board is taken on acconn,
f fuel and transportation diflicullic-.
' ontracts are to be distributed in ot li
1 r districts where the Congestion is
less acute, it is announced.
APPEALS OF TRAITORS
REJECTED BY COURT
P K1H, .lune 1J -(Associated Pre-s
The appeals of the editors and re
porteis of the newspaper Ilonnet
l.'ouge, who were Recently eunvicted of
tn-tisiin, have been rejected by the up
p'-nl court. Their convictions 1 jl
lowed that of Nolo Pasha, who ) iii'1
with his life the penalty of his trench
rv. Former Premier Joseph Caillaiii
,s yet awaiting trial for treason, being
accused of being implicated in 1 he
nine linn propaganda, plot of wh;i h
'he Hon net linage journalists were
convicted.
w. a. s.
HUGE TAX PAYMENTS
7
WASHINGTflN, .Inne U ( OHii ial)
- Secretary MeAdoo has informed the
i.-ink-rs that payments of more than
f J.iilKl.lHKl, 0(1(1 income and excess prof
its tuxes this week would uot disturb
the balance of credits. Hixty-five mil
lions have already been puid of
!-.2Jj:,mm,i)W due .fune 15. Arrauge
nienth are made for redepositiug t he
(lavuieuts Mills preventing nnaucitil
strain. Hixteeu liuudrpj million dol
'sirs in certificates of ilidebte Iness have
Inn ii sold, hiii icijiat ing the taxes.
w. s. b.
NAVIGATORS WARNED
OF AN OBSTRUCTION
1 ' i i ri a - i-.'ators are officiallv H'Vc
ed bv a riii FraoLisu-o cable. la.t-1 x ;
t.rd.x 'o b.nk m for an obstruct . p
i" latitude degrees. ,tii mnin'r.,
N'ortli. bmpitude Mil degrees, 17 nun
I', s West The cable add-- "lllv th.
' .vplilnill mil 'hat a o-jm-' (ii, u j .
jbuiiJoU' J ui.ar tint point uu Juuv 4
RUSSIA ASKS FOR
HELP AGIST HUN WILSON APPEALS TO
HUNS TO LAUNCH !
PEACE OFFENSIVE
LONDON. June 1L' I Associated l'ri' li
fighting of the wni fi'.d nt a tiinv when :m off
forecast by the fle-n.Hn prcK, a peace offin iv,'
hy the l-entrnl 1 oner.
According to Berlin ndvices, th Oermnn c"o 1 1 , n . . n t olli
cussing with the IhjjIi .omniand of the military tones the lev
of the fierman war aims, soon to bp annoim ! ih,
request that these be . onsidered in thp Kntente capitals
terms.
Count von Hunan, The Austrian foreign nnnist.
in Vipnna yestcrdnv, said that Austrin ilpKired no
expert that imv pen e offer could be advaui i fl b
that basis, K) long as the Kntente leaders conliinie.l to
l'ruilr Llovd (iporge, as rpcentlv exprpsseil bv him.
"80 long as the views of the British premier are the views of the Knteiite
just that long must we ftcht to ilpfend on r iclves. ' ' md von Burl.m.
Medicos Petition
Wilson To Retain
General Gorgas
Ask That Surgeon General of
Army Be Not Retired When He
Reaches Age Limit Next Octo-'
ber
CHICAGO, dune 2 (Associated
Press) The delentis to the American
Medical Association which is in annual
session here have adopted a resolution
asking President Wilson to retain
General Gorgas as surgeon general of
the army. General Gorgas reaches tho
age for retirement next October, but
thfl medical association feels that the
country at war cannot afford to dis
pense with the services of the man
who elenntj up the Panama Cuunl
Zone and made it healthful.
w. a. t.
War Can Be Lost In America As
Well As In France,
President Says
WASHINGTON', .Tunc 11- (Associat
ed Press) A strong appeal to organized
labor to stand back of the war uro
gram was telegraphed yesterday by
President Wilson to the American Fed
oration of Labor.
In urging renewed efforts on the pnrt
of labor in support of Anirica's vv ar
program, President Wilson said:
"Tlic war can be lost in Amerien
if well as on the battle fields of France.
Ill considered or unjustified interruption
of labor essential to the wnr will make
it impossible to win it."
W. B.
FRANCE, SAYS BAKER
WASHINGTON, June 1 1 I Oflicin 1 1
Secretary of War Haker, addressing
i contingent of French Alpine cha is
seurs, popularly known as the "Nine
Devils." who i nine to the United States
to assiht in the floating of the Liber; v
Loan, said that the "American armv
was small when yon left France,
now it is more tluin 7(10,0(1(1. They
cou are about to wiu victory stani
mankind's approve. I forever upon
I rue storv of civilization."
W h S
but
ng
the
Mrs. S. Peiler Dies At Hospital
Victim of Maddened De
fender of Kaiser
Mrs. Peiler. who was shot down b
licr husband at "'!M Hotel Street M.ui
day afternoon, follow ing an alien . a
tion in whi' h Peiler ended his life b
blowing Ins 1 . i- i in out, died at the
(Queen's Hospital last night at ten
0 Y loe k .
Mrs. Peiler 's death last night was
the icsiilt of a double tragedy in I he
Peiler home which was caused, it is be
lievcil. bv Peiler 's mind becoming
shgtlv deranged through brooding over
the reports nt' German losses on the
Luiopean bn 1 1 Ic'ields and the fact th.i'
his daughter. Mrs. i '. W. Slalcup, luol
innrneil an American soldier.
Peiler was German by birth, ha I
tu'iir renounce 1 Ins allegiance to the
l''nt)icrland and was an ardent defend
1 r of (ieinuiu prineiples and the c:.u-t
that the Huns n re lighting for. He has
been ia the Islands for about thirtv
ears and for a lonj; period was em
ployed us a blaik-mith nt vaie'ii
plantii I ions u ii the l.l.inl of iviiuiu. Hi
was re, cntlv employed us a black--urn h
at Waialua Plantation.
Deputy Sheriff Asrh will hold an in
oiicst over the remains of Mr. and
Mrs. Peiler tomorrow.
- W. 8. 8.
DETROIT LEADING IN
GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS
Detroit has
. niniiv gi.v
i v . d mure t ha n t iv i
i" ii' contends
.-eiiibling end i -1
a- -lev other cit
I ',.cs .-,
tnanut'ai
tin in
ping ni" Im
the L m ' . I
f.o ma-", fie
t
C(iO. C,
1 v-
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coa.l
about 'On
i ii'in
"iracti. ('
i't '' ' m i a 1
tnictp .iw ar !,
repri sent d -1
fiftl s I . I' .'
ell ig.'i II. a . II:'
and uni a id'n
U1CU90 JUU'U.t
I'
"t 'he war '
' the -'at .,)' v
i" I Pbnt, l.ncs
ii i 1 - iloi ir- n
'v . rum ut w ol k
I II
ORGANIZED LABOR
WOMAN SHOT BY HUN
HUSBAND SUCCUMBS
id I of the bloodiest
n Ihe water is bci ng
abiMit to be lauin lied
are now flis-
! if a declaration
iMiiiii'iit with the
the ,e i inn n eace
r. in a fiMinal statement
a one v at inns, but did not
Autrn Hungary, even on
pouse the view of
British Smash Hun
Lines and Take
Many Prisoners
East of Amiens and South of
Morlancourt Tommies Drive
Foe Back Half a Mile Along
Mile and a Half Front
LONDON. .Ii,e I.' I Associated
1'rei.s, Smashing into the German linesJ
with irresistible tone, the British haxe
forced the Teutons back for material
gains uinl have fntlicn d in a lnrge
number of prisoners.
The Itiitish n. elation were to the
east .of Amiens aid ninth of Mnrlan
court. Attacking in this region with
savage fury, the Titi'inies hurled the
Germans buck along a mile and n half
front, driving thein out of their trench
es rnd forcing them bark for half O
mile.
Many of the fleeing Germans were
overtaken and made prisoner, while
Others threw down their arms and sur
. rendered, glad to escape from the death
I that followed them.
According to the official statement
of the war office, two hundred and nine
ty-eight were taken prisoner, including
hx-e officers.
The region between Soissons and
Bheims is comparatively quiet just
now, though along other parts of the
long battle front the most desperate
and bloody straggle of the war is rng
ing. ,
Heavv artillery firing in the Tool
sector hell by the Air."ri"nns is report
ed by General Pershing.
- w. s. a.
CONTRACTS SET FOR
Bill In Congress Provides Huge
Appropriation For Building
Up Merchant Marine
WASHINGTON. June V' (Oflieinli
-Contracts for the immediate construe
tion of no less than forty concrete
shiiis of large si.e have been let bv
the I'nited States Shipping Board.
The forty "stone'' ships are to In
built in five government yards, con
1 1 acts for eight of the vessels bein;
assigned to each yard. Of these fiv
shipyards, one, on the Pacific Coa-t i
aliiady in operation. Another, on tin
Atlantic oust, is near completion him
will soon be in shape to begin construe
t mi ii of the eight concrete vessels as
signed to it. Construction of three ninn
-hii'vards for concrete ships is being
rushed.
The appropriations committee of tin
house of representatives recommend
ed yesterday a bill providing ifl.Ti'. I,
7 1 ' 1 .1 n 10 for the merchant marine. Men
hau a billion dollars additional will
be available from the operation of the
The bill provides 1 ,4:18,4.') 1 ,00(1 for
bio' ling ships in the I'nited States
iVi.iiiiiMHiil for building ships abroad
.isriioo.iKiii for establishing shipyard.
ami .iiiO.lMIII.OOH fur operating 'ship
pi ev ii'ii-d v ueipiired.
FORTY-SEVEN GIVE
Casualty List Is One ot Largest
Yet
W SlllN(;TO, June 11 -(Assoc. a
ted Press Casualty lists from Frame
lii.'i'le public by the war depart inent
today include the names of forty t.ev en
men who have given their lives fi.r
their country.
Ol these forty seven, twenty six b
lunged to the army and ten to the ma
r . in- corps.
The army casualty list include
twenty -ix killed in action, three d'a-l
of wounds, three killed ill aceiditit--.
vcn dead of disouse, forty eight r
-. eielv wounded and forty three the de
gr.-e of whose wouuda has not yet lien
let ermined.
The murine casualty list incln l i-s.-vi-n
killed in action and three who
it ied of wounds received in buttle
W. B. B.
vl. r HIMITOV. ,'iiiki 12 ,Offi.-.i
A I'la:. tor nuliug the resource.
i 1 Ml. d Stat, s and its cr. bell ,
''s for war eltnnncv has been dr.
I ' ' . H e w 1 1 i ml ast r ii-s boa r I 1
a ii v i I 1 1. t-'ibm it t ed to 1'i'M I
' .Non ' " h i.l. I b l it i .1, .,
I'V jl.
FORTY STONE SHIPS
FORMER HEAD OF
AVIATION HERE IS
FATALLY INJURED
Major John B. Brooks Not Expect
ed To Survive Wounds Caused
By Fall In Tail Spin His Com
panion. Lieutenant Bardwell, Is
Killed
BKl LKVII l.K. Mil nois. June 12--
(Asaociated Prct -- Lieutenant K.
Hardsell, of New York, was hilled,
and Major .lohn H. Brooks, formerly
head of army aviation In Tl'inolnlii
iv as probably fatally injured h-re ye
tenia)' in nn aeroplane accident at
Scott Held The av inters were nttemnt
ing n tail spin when their machine
fell to the ground.
Major .Tohn H. Brooks was stationed
in Honolulu until about four months
ago a head of the Sixth Aero Squad
run, ami wa relieved here bv Major
Harold M. Clark. Major Brooks was
ordered to duty in Texas and assumed
command of one of the great avintion
training camps. He wns regarded ns
one of the American army's foremost
fliers, but Honolulu never had mi ip
portunity to see him in action ns the
ivrniy's seaplane did not arrive until
after his departure for the mainland
Major Brooks did muck during his
Mfiv here to eneourftirc local interest
n aviation anH aided the army's pub
licity work for this brnnrh of the
service, making many contributions to
The A rl crt iser 's Aero section.
About the time he left here his en
'jagement to Mrs. Dcnise Mahan Beall.
laughter of Commodore and Mrs.
Penis Mahan, wns announced, an I
both he and his fiancee were ener
tained extensively before the aviator
departed for his new field of activity.
Mrs. Beall left hen- later on nnd thev
were married on March ,1. Mrs. Beail
was a verv popular member of both
army and town social eircles and their
epniture was greatly regretted. Major
Brooks is about twenty iix vears of
age.
Mrs. Brooks was living at, he ivia
tion station where Major Brooks was
on duty. A short time ago they re
sided in St. Ioui. after going up
northward from lexas to the new pest,
where he was injured yesterday in a
flight.
Friends of Major and Mrs. Brooks
who heard the news of thj accident
last night expressed great sympathv
for Commodore and Mrs. Mahen and
their daughter, whose married life has
'inrdly yet passed the honeymoon stage.
Major Brooks succeeded Major C;;rrv
is head of the aeronautic!)! service on
nhu and carried through the negotia
ions for the purchase of Ford Island
'or an aviation base for both 'he nrmy
'nd navy, upon vtboae chorea arc now
ising the atructures to house the sen
uid aeroplanes. He was an of the
1rt Armr licenses air pilots an4 while
'ierc wore the singlo winp of a junior
aeronautical oftirer. He completed his
hree-vear eourse in May, IU18, giving
him the privilege of wearing the two
silver wings of a senior pilot.
W. B. B.
HUN PIRATE SENT
Sunk By British Ship American
Transport Licks Another
WASHINGTON, June 1 1-(OftViai -
One more Hun uudersea pirate has
eeu sent to the bottom, according to
i report received here. A British
hip arriving at an Atlantic Pnrt re
ports that she shot at and apparently
hit and sunk a submarine that at
Hi ked her.
A report has also boon received thu'
an American transport won out in u
fight with a diver. So vigorously did
the transport reply to the attack of
the pirate that the latter decided .lis
retion the better part of valor and
tied.
W B 8
ANOTHER AVIATOR KILLED
HOrSTON, Texas, June PJ-mA-so
iated Press) Lieutenant Roger Mont
joinery, of Mississippi, was killed hen
ester luv when the aeroplane in who I,
he was Hying crashed to the ground
Then It's Time to
Call a Halt
If you drink beer or lupior. eve
nioderatidy, look out for kidney tn i
ble. Alcohol will weaken the kidncv
in time and then you may expect 'jn
nary difficulties, backache, rlienn a i
Httacks, dizzy spells, nervousness, oi
-ick headache Don't wait for i rn
i roubles. t'se Ooun 's Backai he Kit
ney Pills. They help weak kidnei
whatever the cause Thousands Piaiil.
Dunn 's for ipuck relief.
" When V.'Ur Back is I. lime M- ei
b,r the Name '' tlon't simil; a k loi
a kidney re m ed y -a hk diM.mth 'i
f'f'jn '. I'ickii' he Kidney I'i'ls i'i -aV
in othr . Di.an'b tlackarh. K; I".--1
'I ar. ol I In' nil drug(;istsii d i h
V i ei e"-. il IV ill tie ma, led oi; r i ' '
: r , .i bv the Hcll'i-ter P: ,- . i
1 -i ii i'ii fci"i'th A I V at; nt - f i
Hawaiuu. UJitn.l. v A ivi r: u .... nl
VICTORY WON
BY AMERICAN
MARINES ON
MA
Berlin As Usual Claims To Have
Defeated Sammies With Heavy
Loss But Claim Is Not Credited
GERMANS ARE DRIVEN
OUT OF BELLEU WOOD
United States Forces Strongly
Praised In Official Statement
of French War Office
WASIIIN(;T()M, June 12
( Associated Press) Oll'i
cial reports frmn Paris announce
another hrilliant victory for the
Aihericati Marines on the Marno
front At the same time, from
Berlin has Keen sent out an of'i
cial I'laini that the Americans on
that front have heen hadly de
feated, with very heavy losses.
Practically no credence is p'actd
in the fieri in claims, in the light
of past claims to victory over the
Americans sent out by the Berlin
war oll'u c which were proved to
he simple and clumsy fabrica
tions. Paris savs that the Americans
brilliantly carried the Bcllcu
wood, yesterday morning, captur
ing three hundred prisoners. In
the first fighting; in this section,
the Marines drove the Germans
back fur a half a mile, capturing
two big minnewerfers and leav
ing the Huns a footing only on
the northern fringe of the forest.
Yesterday morning they finished
the job of driving the Germans
completely out.
The two minnewerfers cap
tured are to be sent to the Uni
States to be exhibited as the first '
guns taken by the Americans in
the war. ,
A French official statement pi
the righting northwest of Qif
teau Thierry on the Marne front,
issued yesterday, praises the Ma
rines and other Americans for
the part they have played. "Last .
week," says this communique,
"with strong will and irresistible
activity the Americans continued
absolutely to dominate the ad
versaries they opposed."
The Berlin report of last night
said that the French and Ameri
cans in the Chateau Thierry sec
tion had been repulsed with
heavy losses, while a report sent
out by the semi-official Wolff
news agency says:
"The Americans were defeated
in bloody fighting. Caught by a
withering machine gun and artil
lery lire, only a few escaped
through surrendering or through
ilight to the rear. After the
engagement there were heaps of
merican dead in front of liel
Icu woods."
w. a. a.
Pflffi WON'T IH
WASHINGTON', June 11 (Oftieiall
- " I'ruHrtiuniHin and the idea of an en
during peace amour; nutionH can never
be brought into harmony. " asserted
Secretary I .anting m a eoeech yester
day nt ("mon 0lli.-(;e. " A eoiupromiio
cannot be even eonaidered. Berlin
iiiM-r permitted u ironiiso or a treaty
to -.land in the way of fiction the (lei
ninn p eminent ieenunl expedient. "
l i LanHiiifi diHi loKod a wireleaa me
-ai;c howiiif; that BernHtorff knew that
lleilin intended to resume the ''luUl-Ic-
" Hiibnianne warfare deNpite the
solemn idedjeii (jivuu in the Mussel
w. b. a.
UNCLE SAM GOES TO
w A.- HINOTON'. Jure !:. tOftViall
- T" rai:ih shipi have been reluared
t .- ;r. Wet Indies trade to rurtT
-:u.'l.iic a..i Kirosun' to r-witierlaud.
The war trade board notch thut the
nn 1 - i'e i "ot oblif.iteUbut rt-e
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