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J' VOL, Oil KO.r6S ' ' 'Aj.'V. ''J' i iV- ' HONOLULU. HAWAII TERRITORY. FRIDAY. AUGUST 23, 1918.--SKMI-WKKKI.Y. WHOLE NUMBER 4767
DEFENSE FALLS TO
General Humbert Drives 9 "Wedge
Between Crown Prince and von
Boehn and General Mangin
Makes Long Advances
SUMMARY OF.'JTHE WAK I)ISSIATCHgj&
Yesterday, on the four main fronts, the 'French .and IKifJgu gained territory
that will be invaluable for prosecuting the general wNdU'' xke British took
nearly three thousand prisoners, bringing their total r the past " forty-eight
hours to more than five thousand, with a few guns, while the French took a large
number of prisoners and material and supplies' which the French commanders
in the field state "it is as yet impossible to count."
. Albert, the keystone of the German defenses north of the Somme, fell yes
terday to the British, with a number, of other towns and villages and the higli
ground between Albert and Bray. TluMlermau hold upon Bray is now more seri
ously menaced than ever. with the Australians and Americaus close to the city
on the souUx an4 the British holding th i commanding positions to the south-
west- .vo' T uui'J : -: '' v'' ' '" ' "' '' .'V f .
Advancing from LassicruVi on 41ic.outU-wetet-n curve of -the4 .-.Uattlef rout,
my or tue urown I'rmce
rapidly.;. ,,J' ,
Frool BoisHOUS, General Mangin has swept the Germans back to the edge of
the Fdrest of 8t. Gobaiu, in which forest are the long-range cannons with which
Paris has been lKnibarded. Between his advance and that of General Humbert,
Noyons is almost enveloped, and it seems likely that the advance will outflank
the Germans at Laou.
From the uature and scale of the operations, it seems likely that General
Focu plans to continue driving the Germans until winter sets in.
British Cut Deeply
Into Teuton Lines
LONDON'. August 23 (Associated Press)
Continuing his advance north of the Aiktc.
adding miles of territory to his gains, (leneral
Hyng, commanding the British third army, yes
terday, extended the fighting south, striking the
Germans along a new six-mile front between
Bouzincourt and Bray sitr-Soinme, the attack cen
tering upon Albert. This important city was cap
tured, with fourteen hundred survivors of its g;ir
rison and the advance swept on, gaining a depth
of two miles along the entire six-mile front.
All the objectives between Albert and Bray were
taken, 'reports (iencral llaig. who gives the num
ber of prisoners for yesterday and W ednesday at
more than five thousand, with a few guns.
Albert was the only point remaining in the
enemy's hands west of the Ancre, which stream
has now been completely cleared on both sides,
with the British well established to the east of the
Arras Albert railroad.
HOLD HIGH GROUND
This new drive has carried the British into posi
tions that give them all the high ground between
Albert and Bray.
To the north, where the advance wa made
Buig on Wednesday, there was heavy finht in.'
yesterday, the Germans having rushed reinforce
incuts to the threatened points. A series of eavy
counters were launched, particularly at Achiel le
Grand, which changed hands several times. uw.iV.v
remaining in possession of the British. Th'' oat
tie rajed all day and the gains made by the I ri
tish were over heaps of German dead.
Almost a mile of the German line, betwtvi :he
points of attack, was left uncontested, but the Bri
tish advance to the south forced a hurried retrcit
bv the Germans, who suddenly found themsel- t s
ni danger of being pocketed between the new 'ine
of the British on the north ami the advanci i.;
Tommies to the south.
hi the territory thus abandoned is the important
town of Miraumont, into which British patrols
penetrated last night. This town is not included
as et within the British lines, which run a few
hundred yards west of the ruins.
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or wnicn are reireaiuig
Advance of French
2.VI Associated Press ) The
of General Mangin, advancing
north toward the Xoyoii I.aon railroad and east
along a' front from I'oucy le Chateau on the north
almost to Soissons on the south, are capturing
illage after village and taking prisoners and sup
plies in large numbers.
The rapidity with which the French have ad
vanced has brought them close to the main roads
north into Ghauny, thus menac-
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reireai ami uiiiiiivnii io
the enemy, which explains the
raitiditv of the (iertnan retreat, amounting at times
to confusion. The Germans are unable either to
remove or destroy their great supplies and are
abandoning these in such piautities that General
Mangin rejHirts it impossible to count them.
SCORE LONG ADVANCE
Since Wednesday the French on this front have f imperial Japanese war mis-
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.,,;t t icir cncnTftic attacks
have thrown the enemy into contusion. (
Along the eastern front of the great wedge the
I'rench yesterday took St. Aubin. ten miles north
cast of Soissons, and Selena, liagnctix, Kpagny,,
llietixv , auxreis and I'ommiers along the ten-1
mile front to Soissons, I'ommiers being only two
miles northeast of the city.
Since Wednesday, on this front, more than 'w
hundred guns have been taken and count'ess s p
Along his northern front. General Mangin is
approaching the line of the Ajlette from which
the Germans launched their offensive in April.
The river has been crossed in the advance, be
tween Gunv and Champs and. French patrols have
advanced to a point north of Goucy k- Chateau.
Fast of Xoyoii. along a sfie-niile front, the
French now hold the south bank of the isc. this
line extending from Senipigny to Uretigny. I'rom I
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on ini iioui, on: i i nil ii
watched the Germans retieatitur
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hastily northward, endeavoniiR to save what they,
trap closing" in on two sides.
Along the entire twelve-mile front, from
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I Take New Positions and Repulse
Counter Naval Aviators
Conduct Raid On Ostend
WASHINGTON, vAnaust 2a(Aiwo-
l intoil Prewi) While, the main body
of I lie American forras is not In the
thick of the fray M during th AIkiip- .
Mnrne offensive tbey fere ntill partiel
imting in the general hctivitie of the!
Western front. , :
In the Vesle seetor ' yesterday loral ,
eiiinj(enienta ecured for the Americans
further new poiiltioaa between Rheinn
mid Hoissons. When driv en out the
enemy attempted tf counter but their,
attacks broke down.'- (. .... I
In the VoMgee neetor. there have been
a ii urn her of patrol engagement, none
of major Importance, but with the ad
vantage lying with the Americana.
American aviators, of naval aviation
corps Wednesday night conducted a suc
cessful raid upon the docks at Ostend,
Admiral 81ms reported. All of the
Americans returnee) safely and reported
that a number of hite were stored.
Casualties as reported by the war de
partment yesterday . numbered more
than three hundred and reflect the ac
tivities of the Americana in earlier se
vere fiiihting. The list includes thirty
two killed in action, thirty dead of
n ounds, eight dead ot jnthcr causes, 144
wounded and 1 0(4 missing. Among the
nftircrs seriouslv wonnded was Col. Man
Mi-Clusky of Kurt Myer, Virgiuia.
Lieutenant Hlair Thaw of Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, was killed when hig air
pliuie fell. It
Lieutenant William Thaw is the avi
ator who won fame witt the Lafayette
Kseadrille and afterwar with the Am
erican aviation corps. Lieutenant Blair
Thaw is probuliljr- a. Tfkl-:,, .
BE GIVEN SIBERIA
Baron M'egata Is Selected As
Head of Japanese Mission and
Will Name Colleagues
TOKIO, August 22 (Special to Nip
ni .liji) Appointment of Baron T.
Meata, a member of the house of peers
in the Japanese dirt, as head of a tern
porury Hiberian economical support
committHion, was nnuounced this morn
ing liy Huron S. Ooto, minister of for
ci'jn affnirs of ,lnian.
This commission was organized 'a
few di:' s ago in the foreign office for
the purpose of extending Japan's eco
nomical support to Siberia. Since Jap
an in giving Hiberia military aid to
free the country from Oorman military
inriiicnre, HHron Onto declared in an
nouncing the appointment of Megata,
an extension of her economical support
to !-ilerin is equally important to liber
ate the country from Oerman econo
The personnel of the commission will
i . I .1 - i... m..:.
j oe nimnum-ru m on, i t.uu
. man Baron Megata.
Huron T. Megata is regarded as one
of the leading statesmen of Japan. He
is well known locally, having been a
visitor at Honolulu lint year while on
voyage to and from the United Htatea
where lie was sent by the Japanese gov
ernment at the head of a financial com
miwHWin wtiic h followed eloselv on the
sion Iwuiica !V vmrounr n ibdii.
Baron M'egata was, prior to his ap-
pointment aa a member of the house
of peers, Japanese financial advisor to
the Korean government, shortly before
the annexation of that country to
W. B B
ARTHUR OF CONNAUGHT
GETS BACK TO ENGLAND
TOKIO, Auifust J'J iHiieeial to Ki
pu Jiji) I'rince Arthur of t'ouiiaught j
returnud yeaterday to a British port on ,
a British warship winch conveyed the
I'nuce Arthur ot onuauglil visiteiT
from a Canadian Atlantic port.
I'rince Arthur of Cnnnought visited
Japan recently as representative of
King (feoigo of (ireat. Britain to present
to Kinperor Yoahihito a British field
marshal's baton. He was taken across
the Pacific on his return trip on a Jap
unese battle crtiisci and landed at a
Canadian I 'ail tic nnwil base.
W. B. a.
WILL OFFER HAVEN TO
OPPRESSED OF WORLD
W ASH INO TON, August
ah President Wilson has transmit teil
, , ri.s ... riiHi
I I ii t ion authorizing tin1 admission into
the I'nited States of refugees driven
from their own countries because of
I war conditions.
CONOMIC AID TO
Jl Jt J
UNITED STATES Ambassador David R. Francis, who has
been selected as president of the Inter-Allied or Interna
tional Council which will deal with Russian affairs from Arch
angel.. The other members of the council will be the ambassa
dors of Great Britain. France, Japan and Italy.
Two American Woneo
Win French War Cross
WASHINGTON, August i.'l (Ae
Koimted 1'reaai Vor marked hero
ism shown while woikmy in a hoa
pital while innler liouilt(rdincnt,
Missch -. in in a s. and Kathcrine K.
Lansing, sisters of Secretary of
Mute l.unsin, have lieen decorated
with the French War t ross and cjt
ed in army orders for their bravery.
The Misses Lansing were engaged
in lied (toss work in the ciiuteen
et Kpcrnav and were engaged iu
hospital work tiaek of the front
when Mini aviators attacked find
I ioiii I 1 the mounded and uurac.
W. B. B.
MAMAHONF.CK. New Vurk, August
L'.; ( Assoriated Press i ( rinlinal Fat
lev, A n hliisliop of New York, is criti
iallv ill with pneuniouiu and may nut
lot1 in i ting noill i lie H .
I'nrilinal Far lev is one of the ino-1
popular of the i iergv iu New York
City and is beloved liv a liost of frionds
of other creeds than his own.
I He is a mini of simple life, not u great
I orator lull rather a L'leat liusiuosn man
ager and almve nil a friend of the pen-
,,.t and has governed the largest Ho
man l atholii- Inn esc in America, lir.ng
the spiritual adviser of more than a
million an I a liulf souls.
w. s. s. 1
HENRY FORD DECLINES
TO BECOME PROFITEER
DKTHolT, August L'J (Official
llciin Ford, the note, I nuto iiiauufio '
urer. uhose plants handle millions ot I
dollars' worth of government contra
lis announced lie Mill return to I In
government all proht he will pcrMiii.il! i
uiake on war contra t work,
w, a. a.
TEN STEAMERS ADDED
WITHIN SINGLE WEEK
WASHINGTON. Anyusl 'Jl lOffl.
- 'I'llf' stlllll I'OJU'I Kllllttlllll-ftt til, it 1
ten tii's of ii total ir;t I wn yli t tolihiit'
Of I .71 Ht till V It.', h ;i..(. to tlio A IU"'! 1
fHll llirr, luillt lllllllllt' 'lllllliy tlir w l
1'ii'liti August l't Si-vrii of tht'tto wi n
Htrrt mi. I tlirt'r wutnl.
W. 8 S.
BOND PRICE HOLDS
NI.W YOHK. August (Official
Tlic first issue of bonds of the T.ihertv
Loan, belli ing 'I'.j pcic ent, sold to.l:o
on the floor of tin' CXrllunc ti
LM NEAR EffljgHH
Hun Press Admits
Baker Tells Truth
A MSTKHDAM, August -J:! (As
sociated 1'rens) The Oennau
press is now n lin tantlv ndiuitting
that the figures aunouuceil recent
lv hv Secretary linker of the Aui
erii'an forles in France are nlniut
iiineit. The items uiuking this
ii'lmiiisioii, ns thev appear in the
vnrioUH t eiinii ii newspapers, are
identical iu their wording, this
In nig a certain indication that the
ilem has lieen ottiriallv iusiirel.
Iteardiug est ei duy V lighting
in I'liinrc. the (ieruian olliciul com
li i ii ii o 1 1 1 slivs:
' ' lii'lMi'rii Allii'il and the Soin
ine hc I' i list rated large Itritish nl
(arks. The Kiein'h are iinw at
ta king our new positions ln'twrcn
A v re u.-.l I hi
A isne. '
July shipping losses of
(ireat lditain, due to I' boat war and
mini's totalled I7li,17li tons, an increase
of lu.liii." tuns oxer ttie tigures of June.
and neutral gios
same in'i nl
auiounted to I'Wi,
g a total of .;l:t,nll tons
d and neutral loss increased
the British. Allied and neu
.le. ii a-e.l liL'.II.IM ov el the
Juh. I !' 1 7.
w. s. s.
MAJOR GENERALS ARE
NOMINATED BY WILSON
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IN SIBERIA 18
SENT TO BORDER
Expeditionary Activities Are Ma
terially Extended Because of
Activities of Bolsheviki and
AND CASUALTIES LIGHT
Plans Are Formulated For Crea
tion of Two Allied Councils.
One At Archangel and
Other At Vladivostok
'TpOKIO, August 22 (Special
L to N'ippu Jiji) Extensions
of Allied military activities in
Siberia as far west as the Baikal
region has been decided 'upon.
This is due to the alarming situa-
i . . ... ..7 '
tiou in mat pari oi siocru, creat
ed by the activities of iofc'es of
the iol.sheviki wid released Ger-
man and Aastrjan prisoners. ,., .
forces in Mbena, -wittt neaaquar
ters in Vladivostok, ordered a
(lortiou of the American and
I'rench forces at that Siberian
port to proceed toward Manjuri,
1 an important town on the Sibe-
rian-Manchurian border, to
the Japanese force already there.
The Japanese force at Manjnii
arrived in the border town yes
terday and is commanded by
Lieut. -Gen. K. Fujji, commander
of the Seventh Division, Japanese
i army. i
I ("leneral Semcnoff, in command
lot" an anti-radical army at Man-
j itiri, has joined his command to
j that of the Japanese...
j FIRST CLASH REPORTED
l The main Japanese army from
Lulivostok is proceeding toward
KI1.1v alosk, an important city in
Amur. Yesterday the first en
n muter hetween the Red Guar!
land Japanese, occurred at Ussuri,
ii.niway netween v laaiyosioK ana
Khav alosk. The Japanese repuls
(il an attack of the radicals with
1 taw loss to the enertyr hut httle
to the Japanese. The casualty list
as announced today hy the war
('. nartment contained not a finite
name of any killed in action.
The reports from Vladivostok,
the seat of the Czecho-SIovak
government in Siheria,' say that
there is freat rejoicing over the.
decision hy the Japanese com
mander in chief to extend Allied
1 lilitary activ ities toward the Bai
kal region An appeal for such
j extension was .made only, a few
jilavs ayo hy the Czecno-SlovaV.s
j : 1 1 1 I the ironi)ttiess of action on
ithe p.ut of the Allies has woii
j 1 c-.it approval.
I DELEGATION COMING
, ('echo Slovak delegation
I 1 1 otn Via
ivostok arrived here
riiinur to convcv to the
! I.ni.inese government the appre
ciation and uratitude of the anti
ii.nli.al elements for Japan's mi'i
aid in Sibeiia. The delegstion
(nHilling its mission in Tokio,
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