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HAWAIIAN GAZETTE, TUESDAY, AUGUST U, 1918.. SEMI-WEEKLY." U
THE
HAWAIIAN
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RCDOUTX 0.' iUTKCX EDITtt
The Week tn'ih'e
SHORT, sharp and decisive has been the vic
tory won' by the Allies in; Picardy. Started
Ttitirvlav it ta irrrWn in magnitude until it
Vhas become Utile if anything short of a complete , strike hard, a
rout of the foe. GreaWa was
Aisne-Mrne sector the'Vkardy
, . , .j . .-..', :
vj equal nu w ormmuvn
. not be forgotten, that ft was the
"from Soissons to Rheima that
the new battle which is still raging
' in the ascendant along a front of
;', miles.
Indications contained in the news up to yester-:
' day aftermxm were that the foe will be forced to
retire to a line closely approximating the positions
UA Kfnr th- launching .of the "SuDrerne Offen-
'. ':..- t - ..l. T liSnV t.
. nivc last maun. m.
; ment us completed n ... -h commandcr in
new line of defensethey w,n probably occupy the. cnt of
rh.min de Damea rider which the Allies held in , '
.wr . . v .. ,. . ,. 'condition as this was unirnaginame. is inis
March, but the-gains achieved in all of th earher , ( f dispbycd in
' stages of the German offensive will have been al- jn si,,cria tQ 8ubordinate nationa,
twev v..i..v
. t 4 r
un Monaay-me naming , wt
Vesle arid confined mostly to actiofts With the uer-
man rearguaM. which j.'Waii ' Covering the further
; retirement of the' main atmy of
The Allies advanced but had to
' as Huns, plowihg-.througn verltahle quagmires.
There were sign apparent that the battle was ex
tending and ft Urhedup at Several points to the
north.
lies on thvSotnrne front the Germans on Tuesday
the,y struck and th.r8. Nervously nd without ap
' parent definite objectil at point after point. Mean-
, tim it hn-imf evident thev were
lish new lines in the rear. It Was
- nun to guess inncia oi m
guessing. ' '
Wednesday was devotea Dy
.' that w.i preliminary to the concerted onensive
'i that "v as to be launched over a long front. The
Amr;-n rrniinl thf VV t other twintS The
- un nit ' th-i I .v aiHnrflnri
v - ' -
the Hntish and, rencn, aacKea.
' then sought to avoid 'disaster In
. . .
.v.w .
reorganize, to regain breath and to strengthen po
sitions, Foch struck again, on Thursday and Ger
man retirement was started oniy a dayr in advance.
Rupprecht's forces were shattered and smashed.
Thousands of prisoneM -and much" booty were
taken from them, so many prisohersvit Was diffi
cult to-dispose of them.- An advance oi six miles
along a twenty-eight mile frdnt was achieved with
losses so comparatively insignificant as to surprise
the Allied commanders.
In a sweeping curve from east of Morlincourt
to Avre the Allies pushed onward throughout Fri
day, Saturday and yesterday morning and by Fri
t day night it had become apparent that the Lys
salient and Montdidier salient were lost to the
enemy and a long retirement was essential. On
Saturday Montdidier fell to the French and to the
south of that point a pocket was being closed
about the foe. Yesterday, at the center of the line
the advance proceeded beyond Chaulnes and fur
, ther south the French advance had carried to
about seven miles east of Montdidier. So rapid
was this advance that the Teutons are forced to
exert every energy in an effort to halt the advance
along the road to Noyon and the road from Noyon
to Ham was under the guns of the Allies. Loss
of the important center of Noyon and a great re-
tirement, probably accompanied with tremendous
losses of prisoners as. in killed and wounded seems
inevitable, i Most of the artillery of the enemy in
this broad sector seems destined to fall into thc
; hands of the allies.
Immense as seemed the disaster which met the
. Austrian offensive against Italy, it has already
'J: sunk into semi-obscurity before the greater dis
asters that have befallen the German arms. The
: Austrians were at worst able to fall back upon
' . practically their old positions but the Germans are
V driven from a- terrain which it has taken months
' of time, hundreds of thousands of men and billions
- of marks of ammunition to secure.
It was growing apparent a week ago that the
Germans have probably launched their last great
offensive. That indication came from the results
of the second battle of the Marne, the Allied offen
, aive in the Aisne-Marne salient. Those indica
tions are now multiplied by the new offensive.
Since last March the Germans have lost hun
' dreds of thousands. The French and British also
lost heavily but not so enormously, but the Ger
:.: mans had no source to draw upon for added man
"V power as had the Allies. The hurry up call was
aent to the United States and was heeded. The
'; American forces have come faster than the Allies
dared hope. They have more than made up fur
the Allied losses and Germany is correspondingly
' left b liii.d in man power.
Tfil
War
TUESDAY MORNING,;
AUQUST is; 191S.
the victory in the prmg. ''"" w V Pjowmj, it. win oe an
offensive promises Allied offensive until the end of the war. The
.ut,ra,CTt. i mn.f tide may shut and
mv6.. . .
on the wall that
complete victory
rendered possible
with the Allies
more than fifty
urkn irie retire-
-. . - - -
tnrwo tn tti. ni i .l
t ' ft . i v v.... ' ' "
uncnj iu"s
the crown prince.
fight mud as well
trvinp to estao-
the turn of the
rcci iih; nines
tne Allies to worx
know how much
fine, gentlemanly
here. On the
shore leave to
th' Ancre salient
.
inhabitants. It
i ne .uermans
retirement but
pated that the
i A I.: : 1
f . . OHY'IlldKIHL: rtdllUlS 111 DUl.ll a WWII nuMiu
J " ,, . ... , . .
nave resunea in
authorities, but
jL PASSING HOUR
The Germans
to definitely locate them on the map.
Wonder what
Napoleon and
In Japan eight
Thev committed
political campaign pending.
Those w ho so
ing headline in
riirht after all
winter from the
Twenty years
hauled down
the raising of
of the hauling
none are more
Through a
fighting in the
GAZETTE
ADVERTISER'S SEMI-WEEKLY j
(The end of the war may; be stilkfar away but
nevc" again, in all probability will the Teutons
have a preponderance of men and guns on any
front of great extent where they can strike and
they did in the offensive launched
sway at points DUt it is written
German strength is on the down
ward as the strength of the Allies grows.
On the Italian front there has been some fight
ing, mostly engagements of a local nature and in
Albania there has been a lull. From Mesopotamia
and from Palestine but little has been heard.
Developments as to Siberia have come thick and
fast. The American commander has been named
as have the Japanese commander, his staff and
other officials. The most-striking development
is the selection of the Japanese commander as
cnicf of the expedition. Before the
. guch a
... T. ...
nf ranap that isnrovinc the most
- " t r '
remarkable phase of Americanism to the Allies.
It is the American trait, purely American, to sub
ordinate everything to the winning of a supreme
object and that object today is the making of the
world safe for democracy, the crushing of the Hun:
w. a. a. '
Jack is a Gentleman
O FF the battle field as weU as on it, the Amer
ican soldier is making, his'.' (Country proud of
him. Ashore as well as at sea fighting the menace
of the submarine, the American sailor is making a
reputation for courage and manliness.
.A letter, recently received by American naval
authorities -from a small English city located near
a battleship base helps to further jttstify.the pride
the, nation feels in its soldiers and sailors. This
time the letter refers to he sailpi's only.
"You may be interested' says the letter, "to
we think of. your men. They are
fellows, and always welcome
Fourth of July American sailors had
visit this city, which has only 4000
mighir perhaps have Seeo-aVrt'dh'
visit of such a great number of holi
. . '. . . cmqll tmun llrs.t 1 1 1
M.t(.'l..l.l. 4 I 1
consmcraunj .uuuuic iu hk;
there was not a single complaint
from any quarter, and every citizen of our town
was glad they came."
W. 8. S.
are not staying still long enough
the "Clown" prince thinks about
his mistakes in these later days.
men were caught profiteering
suicule. ,1 ossiblv there was no
anxiously enquired- last April ami
May "When will Foch start his counter offen
Me?" now have their answer.
"Tuna Packers Hreak Record," is the encourag
the I.os Angeles Times. It is all
for Hawaii can get its fish next
two million cans mentioned.
ago today the llawaian flag was
and the Stars and Stripes raised
During the ceremonies llawaiians wept, not at
the new flag hut at the significance
down of the old. Today the sons
fjf many of these same llawaiians are fighting on
lain! ami on sea for the Stars and the Stripes and
loyal.
singular error press reports of the
Aisne - Marne front several days ago
told of the participation of American cavalry and
mail ad vigcs have just orought the explanation.
N'ests of enemy machine gunners were harras
itig the Americans and retarding the advance and
to meet the condition the American commanding
officer brought up a dozen "llivers" each armed
with two machine guns. These went right into
the thickest of the fray and the combination of
machine guns and Ford cars was too much for
Fritz. He beat it precipitately. The commander
'dubbed the outfit his "l ord Cavalry" but the word
Ford got lost in the news story and the message
came through as cavalry.
BREVITIES
Y. Takiikuwft,' prliilnt "f the T
kaknwa Co. and on of tli. prnmincnt
JapanMe anerehantf of the ity, is aoon
to maka baaiaasa trip to th- Coant.
v.. . ;
A Japanese tramp atrnmrr, under
the. charter of the T, K. K. line, ba
brought big consignment of 16,903
bug of Japaa riee and a lino nmount
of other Japanese provision fur local
consumption. '
Honoluln Neat No. 'C order of
Owls will hold regular aeasion this even
ing at half-past aevea o'clock in Phoe
nix hall.
A special united holiness meeting
will be held by Colonel B. Dubbin at
the 8aWation Army Hall, Fort and
Beretania Htreets, tonight at eight
o'clock. Doctor John Wartman will
speak at the Salvation Army ncrt Hun
day, celebrating the Incoming of Dry
Hawaii.
It is expected at the territorial land
office that the Waiakea' plantation on
Hawaii will aign an agreement soon to
continue the cultivation of nhout 20(10
acres of augar eane land on which the
lease has expired. This I the land
which it is hoped by the atminixtration
to get homestead by the (nut of next
year. 4
A consignment of 123 inses of gin
and whiskey, recently shipped here from
Han Francisco, has been ordered re
turned to the Coast. Fearing that they
might get into trouble with the fed
eral anthorities after August -0, seven
Chinese who had ordered tlie boor.e de
cided that the proposition rs not a
safe one to handle and cHncciiei their
order after agreeing with tlie Mhii Fran
cisco liquor firm that Hie Honolulu
consignees would pay the return freight.
t.H-
II
Casualties As Reported Since
Landing of Expeditionary Force
Exceed Twenty Thousand
WASHINGTON, August 12 (Asso
ciated Press) Casualties ns yesterday
reported by the war department and
the headquarters of the Marine Corps
numbered 433, divided .'MS unity nud
ninety Marine Corps. By eliigsiflra
tiona the casualtios were us follows:
Army Killed in action, 154; died of
wounds, sixteen : died of other rouses,
four; wounded, 143; missing three.
Atari ne Corps Wounded, eighty scv
en; missing, three.
The war department summary issued
yesterday showed the total of army
casualties, so far as , reported, since
American expeditionary soldiers landed
in France to be 17269, divided as
foilawa: Killed in action, deluding
291 lost at aea, B56 iedk of .wounds,
1104: dead of disease, 1534: dead of
accidents and other causes (Hill; wound
ed in action, 8919 ; missing in action,
including prisoners, 1425.
Marine Corns headuunrters ' sum
mary of casualties reported to dnte
gave a total of z7&", divuleii ns roi
lows: Deaths, 8X1; wounded, lH2(i;
in bands of enemy, fifty seven; miss
ing, seventy six.
Total casualties in the two brnnches
20,019.
W. I. s.
OLD POISON RING IS
GIVEN TO RED CROSS
DENVER, Colorado, July .-i0- (Akho
riated Press) - In the innnv pii reH of
jewelry donated liv rcid'iitN of Den
ver to the Ked Cross none perhaps Iiuh
a more varied and Minister Instnrv
than that a Itohemian puison nn di
nated bv E. Ztiltn.
The small l 1 I I, and nia iiiifuet ured
more than two hundred ji'iirs nn, lit
said, has been worn ly M-ernl it i n
eeflses. at least twi'-e with i'iital cfTeet
for their enemies. Tin 1miI of tin
ring turns upon a 'inv hinge, the pres
sure of a hidden spring op. 'rung a sinnll
poison chamber. l'lie rini; is valued
at 1IH)0.
GATHER NUT SHELLS
LONDON, July 20 (Associated
I'rcsa) A systematic collection
throughout the country of all hard
nut shells and fruit stones urgently
required for war purposes, is being
conducted by the government. English
householders, hotel prporietors, super
intendents of institutions and others
were asked recently by the National
Salvage Council to savo all the fruit
stones and hard nut shells availublc
DETACHMENT OF FRENCH
GOES TO VLADIVOSTOK
TOKIO August 11 (Hpecial to a
Japanese source) A detachment of the
French army fiOO strong, which is to
reinforce already landed French soldiers
at Vladivostok passed through Shanghai
a few days ago. on its way to Vladivo
stok. The soldiers ate a portion of the
French garrisons in I udu China, the
French possession in Asia.
OUTPUT OF
RESTRICTIONS REMOVED
WASHINGTON, August 11- (Offi
cial) The food administration has re
movnd restrictions ou consumption of
beef in those public, eating places thut
have been limited to one incut meal
daily. It has also released housewives
from their voluntary pledges owing to
the big supply of beef that is now on
band.
w. s. s.
Supplied by All Chemists
Physicians prescribe Chamberlain's
Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy because it
relieves cramps in the stomach and
intestinal pains quicker than any prep
aration they can compound. It can be
bought from any chemist. A bottle
will keep for years, and no home is
HONOR USTS OF
AMERICANS GROW
.PERSONALS
Harry Oeaaner of Waliuku, Man), is
registered at the Yoahg Hotel, v
W, H. Rice was arrival the
Kinau Hnnday from Llhu and la 'a
guest at the Young HoteL '
J. XT. Spalding, plantation man "fror1
Kealia, Kauai, waa an arrival oa the
Kinau from the Oarden Island.
"William MeQuald, director af tha
Kona Development Co. is ia Hono
lulu on businese trip la eoanectlon
with the plantation ha represents.
. t. ..'v-.1'' i
SHOWS EFFIGlEtlCY
Time Formerly Lost " ta
Now
Saved and All Vessels Render ,
Increased Services ' -
WASHINGTON; August ll-2(Ase-riated
Press) Fifty percent Increase
in tha efficiency of American shipments
in American bottoma has resulted from
direct routing, 'unification) f eargo,
loading to capacity and -time spent in
port, it la announced by the shipping
board which gives detailed reports of
the results. - Transportation t record
w hich mark' the first efforts ia Aaaer
ican shipping for centralisation ar
contrasted in the performance or vari
ous ships with a view-to speeding -aU
of them ap to staadardA These
trasts showed that tw.I'aln I oast
vessels are now doing wark which bt
tore the .war required taree.
On the rnrifle Coast the average
turn arounds for ships in tba coast
wise trade are rapidly approaching the
rocords or ante-bellum days. ,'iaert
were awifter bottoma then . bat-1 the
vessels allotted to tha trade; with the
Orient and Australia hav saved time
bv callins- at fewer ttorta and bt load
ing and unloading mora quickly than
in the past. Beently the Ventura
made Honoluln, Pydney, Pago Pago and
hack to Honolulu and theneo to . the
Paeifie Coast in siitr two days. The
Honoma has duolieated that feat.
The average round ' trrp - from caa
Francises, or Seattle with' Chiaa. ln-
luding day a in port, has been eat to
eitrhtv one davs and new vessels to
he put into that trade soon, re ex
perted to make time over this.
Onlv sixtv-eicht daya are now'
auired to make the round trip to Japan
esc ports. ' The round trip from Ban
Francisco with the Philippines, inelud
ine atoi at Manilla, Cavtte, Hangxoag
Hhanirhai. Kobe. Yokohama and Hono
lulu range between eighty-four and 103
days, while between New York and
Manilla the ' round trip time ia now
only 105 days.
A ne-.r routod trip has recently been
established for British India trade be
tweon New York and Calcutta which
will average 207 daya.
In the Atlantis trade simitar eoadl
tipps prevail. The former two" trips'
month average between Norfolk! Balti
more and Boston has been tneressed to
four trips. Hhlps formerly asads four
trips n year between New York 'and
Chilean ports for nitrate.' Beeently the
Comolore Rollins made this turn around
in forty daya.
Other records are a turnaround ia
eiglitv-five dnvs to Rio de Janiero and
seventy four days for the round trip
from Norfolk to Para.
The average turnaround in the Mexl
can oil trade has been reduced to eleven
days and some tankers are making it in
a wecK.
w. a. a. f
PORTO RpELS
Crop a Little Short and Profits
Not Up To Expectations;
Somewhat Discouraging
KAN JUAN, Porto Bioo, July I
With the grinding season ended de
tailed and reliable figures are still un
available as to the total sugar produc
tion for 1 1)1. J. Ruiz Soler, secretary
of the Sugar Producers Association
without complete reports from many
centrals, estimates that the crop will
not exceed 450,000 tons of sugar, ap
proximately ten percent less than last
year.
The three largest centrals show
combined production slightly in excess
of the last crop, owing to the increased
output of the f ajardo Sugar Company
Fajanlo this year had an output of
35,000 tons, as compared with a little
more than 29,000 tons last year, and
was one of the very few centrals in the
island to show an increase over the
year previous. Central Agulrfs ended
the season with a little more than
47,01X1 tons of sugar made, or 1,700
tons less than last rear's output, while
Guanica, inrluding Central Fortune
made approximately 90,000 tons of
sugar, or just a little less than last
year. Final revised figures from these
three centrals are not yet available
here, but anv revsions will not mate
riallv change the figures here given.
The Guanica output, it ia reported,
was kept up to approximately the ree
oni or isms by an increase '01 case
grown on the Romana estate in Santo
Domingo and brought to Porto Rteo
for grinding. There was a falling off
in the sugar made from raae locally
grown.
He. a use of shortages io production
and (he many different difficulties
with which the sugar men have bad to
contend throughout the year, they are
not particularly Cheerful over the sea
son's results nor are they optimistic
about the next crop.
With the transportation and ware
housing question constantly before
them, with increased coats and threat
ened decreased production from case
diseases in addition to other causes,
sugar men have had to reduce consid
erably the estimates of profits which
they had expected to make this year,
CARGO CARRY G
NONE TOO SANGUINE
while they say the outlook for next
, vear is less hopeful.
w. a. a.
run niiun in
Trencbes (Joe
To Be
v'VV-.' '
xperlence Is Epoch Marking and
Eten.lt Nothing Happens
Leaves Youth Older For Re-1
sponslbdity He Has Felt:
LONDON, July 29 (Associated
Press)-,What will tha first night in
tha trenches be, ia a Question that
thousands of American soldiers- hava
fated perhaps with soma misgivings,
eattainly with lively antteipatloa. The
erperienea ef many of them mast be
like that of a British plough boy soldier
described by Lard Dunaany. Captain of
tha InnlsUlling Fusiliers.
man ' flrsr flight in the front
Kne la aa epoch makirur errinen."
ha wrltea. "It ia like a man 'a first
vote, or . his twenty-flrst birthday It
il a milestone in. bis life, marking the
change from the mimie warfare behind
the lines to tie grim realities of actual
eonflfet.-:"' .,
Perhaos I ean beat exnlsln how this
xoerience affects a soldier by telllnii
you the story of recruit's first night
a the uenehea. . Dick - Chooser, one
Of my men, was a ploughboy just past
eigeteen wnen ke enlisted, and not yet
nineteen wbea be went on his first
sentry "go" in the front lie.
Takes Sentry Poet .
It was a' quiet night,, and dawn
was only, an boar or' so distant when
Cheese ook his post' .The Corporal
iota aim waere to stana, warned him
to keep a good lookout, and left him.
"There waa Dick Cheeser, alone in
the dark, with an army in front of
him, eighty yards away, a resourceful,
erafty and desperate enemy. The still
aess of the night only added to Chee-
serV feeling of responsibility. The
stillness 'awed him. There had not
been a ahell all night He put his
head over the parapet gingerly and
watted! Nobody fired at him. Ho
felt aomehow that the night was wait
ing for him. that something uncanny
and unexpected would happen soon. He
V. 1 I , ' . , . I
neara voices in a communication irencn
somewhere behind' him there were a
lew sentences of gruff, unintelligible.
conversation! the'. voices died away.
There was a long silence. : Cheeser fell
to wondering whether the' night wss
black) or grey; he stared hard at the
Bight to Study ita exact color; the night
(tared back at him, and seemed to be
threatening N him; it was gray, gray
and artful, like a cat or a fox.
Qolet Oppresses
It was uncanny, thought Cheest
tf shells would come, or Germans, or
anything at all,' you would know how
to take it; bat this deathly quiet, like
a mist over huge valleys! Anything
might happen. Cheeser waited and
felt ..that they were watching each
other, the night' and he, both crouch
ing, both ready to spring.
. 'His aiind grew eo active that bis
head ' throbbed; with tfte physical - ex
ertion! of thinking. .. He was wstching
With eyea end ears and imagination,
hoping to anticipate by a second or
two the dread Something that he felt
Wss .sure to happen soon in the omi
nous mist of No-Man's Land. He
thought of throwing a stone out into
the blackness, just to see what would
happen. Then he began to wish for
his boyhood 's slingshot, so that he.
could catapult a nice round stone right
across the blackness into the Oerman
tine.
A little wind blew in the night,
too cold for the timo of year. It
made for a moment a lane in the mist
over No-Man 'a Land. Cheeser peered
into it, but the mist closed round
again. 'No', Night seemed to say,
You can t guess my secret . Ann tne
awesome hush intensified. what arc
they up to nowt thought the sentry.
What are those crafty enemies plan
ning in all those miles of silence f
"Even the very lights were, rew ami
far between. When one went up, far
hills and shadowus seemed to sit and
brood over the valley; black shapes
grew up and vanished in the shadow.
The rocket faded and the hills went
back into mystery again, and Cheeser
atill peered level over the ominous val
ley.
Weird Experience
"All the dangers and sinister shapes
and evil destinies that the sentry
faced that sight eaunot bo pictured
or described in more words. It was
only two hours that he stood there,
and not a shell fell in all that time,
not a German stirred.
"It is a weird and awful experi
ence, that first night in tho trenchos.
The uext time it is an easy matter."
w. a. a.
BEET CROP OUTLOOK IS
FULL OF ENCOURAGEMENT
Beports from various aections of the
country are hopeful as to the beet out
look. California bad rather a dry sea
son io spring. In the mountain Htates
aad Washington low temperatures have
prevailed while in Colorado a dry spell
baa been somewhat, overcome. In the
Miaaissippi Valley there have been
heavy rains that swamed the fields.
Labor conditions are not good. The
outlook is unfavorable as labor has be
come very independent in the past few
years and the malady affects the men
who, work about beet sugar factories
ahd ' the fields. It is believed thit
700,000 tons of sugar will be produced
if not T50.000 tons.
output'of iron
WASHINGTON. ' August 11 'Ofti
ialV-In the aeven months which end
ed July 31 the nation's output of iron
was 21,423,060.
it1sunpatriotic
To eat Hsmburgh steak.
To eat Vienna rolls.
To eat Westphalia ham.
To eat FTankfort sausages.
To smoke Turkish cigarettes.
To use Dresden china.
To have German measles.
To take a Turkish bath.
To live a Bohemian life.
Cartoons Magazine.
Remembered
FIRST FIELD
ARMY FIB;
PERSHITIG IS
licoifiD
Creation It First Step toward
Coordination '' of AH , United
States Forces) Corps Com
manders Named In Despatches
SAMMIES CONTINUE IN
FIGHTING ON VESLE
Hold Advantage . But .Every Inch
of Ground Is Contested By
TeutoAs Who Appear To Be
Planning To Dig In
WASHINGTON, August 12
(Associated Press)
Organization of the first Ameri
can field army waa yesterday re
ported from American Headquar
ters in France. General Pershing
is in direct command and Gene
rals Liggett, Bullard, Bundy,
Reed and Wright are the corps
commanders so far as has ..been
announced.
The creation of this first field
army is one of the most import
ant announcements that has come
from the American expedition in
France since the arrival of the
first expeditionary troops. It is
the first step toward the coor
dination of all of th American
forces in France, marks clearly
the recent splendid growth t of
Pershing's forces and clearly es
tablishes it as a most important
factor in the future conduct of
the war.
SEE HARD FIGHTING
American troops, brigaded, with
the British continue to render im
porting eerytces. JheHies' in.
the -ruw offensive while on the
Vesle the forces which participat
ed in the Aisne-Marne offensive
arc holding the ground taken
from the enemy, repulsing count
ers and have scored some ad
vances. To thc north of Soissons,
on thc right of this front the
Americans are fighting with su
perb courage against a desperate
enemy which contests bitterly
every inch of ground which the
Americans gain.
HUNS DIGGING IN
Air observers yesterday report
ed that the enemy appears deter
mined to make a stand to the
north of the Vesle and before
crossing the Aisne. There were
indications of this at several
points where the Germans appear
to be digging in opposite the
American and thc French forces,
to the northwest of Fismes they
were observed to be placing
barbed wire entanglements along
the hills.
AMERICAN ADVANTAGE
Across the Vesle from Fismes the
struggle for possession of Fismesette
liewecn the Americans and the Ger
mans has developed a new fiereeneas
and has become proctically continuous.
.Here I lie Americans bold the advna
lajin. i
Two artillery attacks at different
points along the Vesle front were at
tempted by the enemy yesterday but
strong allied counters, . opportunately
launched, prevented the development pf
any euumy infantry attacks. ,
W. B. . .' ' ( '
NEWLY LAUNCHED STEAMER
FOUNDERS! DEFECTIVE
TOKIO, August 11 (Social to a
Japanese source) Steamer Mida Maru,
only recently launched at the Osaka
Shipyard, has foundered off Oshiuia
and seventeen of her trew are reported
ns uiissiug. Deficient construction in
some parts of the steamer 'a hull is be
lieved to ho responsible for the disas
trous sinking of the new steamer. She
was of "000 tons displacement.
W. B. s.
COMMERCIAL CONGRESS
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (Associat
cd l'ress)--The I'nited States has been
asked to participate in a Commercial
Congress in Montevideo, 1'ruguay, from
December I" to 24 of this year. The
object of the congress is to promote
ami expand trade and commerce on
this hemisphere, particularly among the
I. at in American countries.
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