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Evening Bulletin, Est 1882, No. S93G
HawalJan Star, Vol. XXII. No, G975 .
12 PA5EK. HONOLULU, TERRITORY OP HAWAII, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 114. 12 PAGES.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
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STEPS TAKEN IN WASHINGTON W S&FEGUMD AMERICM
(ASSOCIATED PRESS BY FEDERAL WIRELESS)
ROTTERDAM, South Holland, Netherlands, Aug, 19 A Cologne dispatch says that the advance of the German forces against Belgium and
France, while slow, is not seriously checked anywhere. Large contingents of Austrian troops, supported by mountain artillery, are passing points on the Rhine
on their way to the front.
. PARIS, France, Aug. 19 It is rumored here that the Belgians have been forced to retire toward Antwerp.
PARIS, France, Aug. 19 A dispatch from Brussels brings the news that cannonading has been heard by the people of the Belgian capital. It is under
stood that the Germany army is marching on Brussels by way of 'Jedeigac.
LONDON, Eng., Aug. 19 A field battle in progress between the Belgians and Germans along the extreme front is taken as the first great pitched bat
tie of the war. Sharp fighting and occasional conflicts between bodies of hostile troops along a long line have been occurring for several days.
KCWS FflOf.1 BATTLE-FROWT
' I1ICMS GEiffifJS PRESS:
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Virtually all the news from the European battle-front today indicates
that the Germane are fighting their way through Belgium and very poeaibly
have erected the French border eomewhere In the vicinity of Longwy, The
report atates that they have not been eeriously checked anywhere, which
. .evidently includes their operations on the Alsace and Lorraine borders as
wel( Belgium, The advance patie' at Gembloux and Jodoigne are re
ported pushrd back by the French sni Belgians but otherwiee the hews
shows that with tremendous effort the Germans are driving their way to
ward f rt rich koil.J . v .. - ' ' ' ' x
- , : Afsociated Press serrlce by Federal .Wireless. -'
J LOinJOir,' England, Augr. I9.A'-"telc3raphic .dispatch rc:
ceived here f reni 'Ccttinje Lldiiten'erordeclares: thatlhe Mon-
; tcL'cjria aray 'penetrated to Vithin two hours march of
. tho Austrian seaport of Itagusa, a short distance from the Mon
tenegrin border, on the Adriatic sea. ' . ; v j
- According: to this dispatch, Austria has forWlly warned
King Kjcholas of Montenegro that the Servians and Monte
negrins resident in Ragusa will he shot immediately if any
attack is made on the port by, the advancing army. - i .
" FATE OF LIEGE FORTS U1TKN0WN. i :
LONDON, England, Aug. 19. The fate of the Belgian forts
. at Liege, around which much' of the fighting of the past week
has centered, is not known. The Germans say they have cap
... tured them. The Belgians deny this. ; V ' ;; -- :
: German Advance Posts
LONDON, England, Aug. 19. It is announced here that the
r German advance posts between Gembloux and Jodoigne, in
. Belgium, are being gradually pushed back by the French and
Belgian forces. ' : 4 ' V. - y :'-;y,'y .
Germans Reported Firing on Italians
ROUE, Italy, Aug. 19. A dispatch received here from the
Italian border reports that, a body of German troops fired on
3000 Italians in barracks, killing seven, and wounding 16, be
cause some of the Italians shouted "Hurrah for Italy! "
FRISCO EXCHANGES ARE OPENING. .
SAN FRANCISCO, CaL. Aug. 19. The mining exchange
opened today for the first time since me beginning of the war.
' Ili B. Giffard, the local broker, has received a cablegram
rom Pollitz & Co. of San Francisco to the effect that the San
froniwn "stock: exchange is now ready to do business. An
nounceracnt of its. opening is expected shortly;
SERVIAN VICTORY CONFIRMED. .
LONDON, England, Aug. 19. Official dispatches confirm
the reported victory of the Servians over the Austrians in the
fighting around Shabata.. The Austrian loss is given as 300
killed and 5000 wounded. ; v
MADRID, Spain, Aug. 19. King Alfonso and the Spanish
premier will confer with the French and English ambassadors
in regard to Spain's attitude in the European conflict.
Calling Upon World For Peace
Prayers, Pope HaJ a Relapse
Associated Press service by Federal Wireless.
ROME, Italy, Aug. 19. A bulletin issued late today by Dr.
Marchiaiava, the Pope's "personal physician, announces that
His Holiness has had a sudden relapse. The issuance of the
bulletin leaves nov doubt that the Pope's life is in danger. He
is suffering from bronchial catarrh.
Earlier in the day tthe Pope had issued an exhortation call
ing f or pVayers for peace all over the world "so that Merciful
God may be wearied with prayers of his children and speedily
remove the cause of war, giving to them who rule to think the
thoughts' of peace." - -:- . - ;
Pushed Back ? -r
BRITAIN'S LARGEST AND NEWEST;
SHE MAY BE PIEipD INTO SERVICE
The great Cunarder "Aquitania"
the largest British liner afloat and
She remarkable craft: 91 feet
-0 tons and accommodation for
launching, to provide proper depth of wster for. her to float in. Extending through her more vulnerable parts,
there is a ship within the ship; In other words, there are two she!Is. Amongst the novelties of her construc
tion and fittings are anti-rolling tanks, a gymnasium a Pompeian swimming-bath, Jifts, an ivy-clad garden
an art gallery, a rri senwich Hospital" smoking-room, verandah cafes, and a "Rotten Row" promenade.
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North German. Lloyd Freighter
Is Compelled to Burn Valu
able Cargo to Make Port
' gineer, and then learned that the bunk
Passing within a few miles of sev-. ers were practically empty of fuel. His
eral British battleships and cruisers plight was made known to the German
in steaming from Brisbane, Australia,
for the Hawaiian Islands, the big
North German Lloyd freighter Pom-i
mern, barely one year in commission, '
and on a run between Sydney and
European ports, with less than 5 tons
of coal in her bunkers steamed into
Honolulu harbor at noon today, to re
main here indefinitely.
Using fuel valued at more than
$10,000 by the firing of hundreds of
tons of copra owing to a shortage of
coal, the Pommern covered the dis
tance between Brisbane and Honolulu
in 18 days.
t Captain J. Minnsen, master, stated
this morning that nothing was spared
to bring the valuable new cargo steam
er to a port of safety.
The Pommern sailed from Bremen
on May 13 wiCh a general cargo for
Australia.- The vessel arrived at Syd
ney on July" 19. The freighter had
been ordered to Brisbane, there , to
take on a full shipment cf wool, copra
and hides destined 'for the continent
and the United Kingdom.
On July 31, the Pommern steamed
from Brisbane for Sydney and the first
night out from the British port Cap-
Granite, Marble, Blue Stone
Coping and Iron Fence.
H. E. KENDRICK. LTD.
TeL 2648 Merchant. and Alakes
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as she was about to start on her maiden' voyage from Liverpool. She Is
may be called upon for war service during the present European trouble.
long, 97 feet broad, 92 feet deep to the boat-deck; with a gross tonnage of
nearly 5000 people. She is so big that
ceed with all haste for the Hawaiian
I The skipper summoned his chief en--
officials at Sydney, but the orders to
get away'were imperative.
Several thousand tons of copra were
therefore requisitioned as fuel for the
battery of furnaces. With the highly
inflammable material the Pommern
made fine progress on the northern
Immediately after leaving the Aus
tralian continent Captain Minnsen or
dered his men armed with buckets!
filled with black paint to get busy.
The Pommern had heretofore appeared j
with a white streak running along its j
entire iengtn. i ms was painted a deep
black to. correspond with the remain
der of the hold. The yellow funnels
were also blackened and the name
painted out from the stern and the
bow. ' . '
On several occasions the ' vesse!
through Its wireless was in communi
cation with British war 'vessels then
steaming under full speed from Aus
tralian ports to the China coast Cap
tain Minnsen replied to ' all Inquiries
that his vessel was the ' Swedish
steamer Venus proceeding - for San
Francisco for orders. The Pommern
had been repainted to closely repre
sent . a vessel of Swedish tonnage
called the Venus. ' '. -
The disguise Is said to have proved
effectual and the German freighter,
while passing In review of British
cruisers, was never molested or called
upon to stop.
The Pommern will be fnmleatpd and
the stay at this port will later be de-
the Clyde had to be dredged for
Associated Press by Federal Wireless
" MEXICO CITY, Mex Aug. 19. The
notes issued by the Huerta govern
ment for July will be repudiated by
the new Carranza government, the
Constitutionalist cabinet announced
today. Ten million dollars worth of
notes are in circulation out of $60,
0C0.0OO issue, which Is now repudiated.
Associated Press by Federal Wireless
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 19
Consul Hannay reports to Washington
that a formal transfer of the depart
ments of President Carranza'c Consti
tutionalist government to Mexico City
has been effected. The Carranza gov
ernmental organization was brought
from Monterey and installed in the
capitol buildings. ,-
termlned following; an Interchange of
cables with the owners. . The vessel
is 4086 tons net register, hiving . a
length of 471 feet, breadth 59 feet and
depth 29 feet , " v
The Pommern represents the first
North German Lloyd steamer to ever
call at the port of Honolulu. The har
bor has seen several training vessels
operated by this eompany but freight
ers have always voyaged far to the
southward. -V ' ; '
Much of the steaming at night was
accomplished without lights. - The re
moval of the name . from the vessel
caused much speculation, along the
waterfront this morning. It was not
until the . Federal officials had com
pleted their visit to the vessel that
her identity-was made known.
II. S. GOWRfmi Tfl IDIIY
SHIPS; I'M RISK BUREAU
TO INSURE THE CAMS
i t Associated' Press senrice by FederarAV'lreless. ' f V
WASHINGTON, D. C., Aug. 19. Congressman J.1 Wv Alexander-of
Missouri, chairman of the house committee on mer
chant marine, today introduced in the house a bill to create a
ffovernment bureau to handle war ; risk insurance under ..the
A treasury . depaftmentV, This bureau, according ..toHhe terms of
: the bill, is designed to provide
protection and cannot get insurance fromthe regular, marins
and shipping surety companies..
U. S. to Purchase Food
WASHINGTON, D. C., Aug.
annroved the Plan to purchase
I as a measure of relief for the
It is agreed that Congress
millions. : :V;-- ;.-
f Associated Press iy Federal Wireless
SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 19. The
federal authorities cf the Pacific coast
are preparing to prosecute the leaders
of a gigantic Chinese smuggling ring
which has been importing Chinese into
the United States. The Inquiry will
, be pushed In San Francisco and Los
j Angeles. '. .. .
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ANTI-M'CANDLESS MAN, '
SMIDDY, NAMED MARSHAL
Special Star-Bulletfa Cable -WASHINGTON,
D. C Aug. 19
Jerome J. Smiddy of . Honolulu Was
nominated this afternoon as u. ' 8.
marshal for. the District of Hawaii.
C. S. ALBERT.
J. J. Smiddy has the indorsement of
the Democratic territorial central com
mittee, which has supported him
strongly; said uiairman pacneco tma
afternoon. At tne same time, Smiddy
Is actively opposing Ii I McCmdless
jfor delegate,. being one of the main ty thal; ne was offered th 9 attorney-
backers of Palmer P.. Woods. Adber-generara portfolio but declined IL Re
ontff Ywho earaed today that cently ha came Into prominence as
IS PiL-HiJSi: htof wel for the government la
u, ,f , Y , w. u tte New Haven railroad case.
Candless faction is not strong In Wash- . u m Mr Gregory who was one cf
f3?0?; . - ' ' the influential administration clrcla
! Smiddy; was formerly road 8upermen cttas- Malcolm Argyle Frank-
Tisor oui was aiscuargea a numuer oi
months ago, for. political reasons,! he
alleged. - - '". - -' '-. : .'
FRENCH LANGUAGE THE V
. ONLY ONE PERMITTED .
IN CABLES TO ITALY
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ie Commerc!aLCab -Compa-
isued vthe following- JioUce
4- last night:
-f ; "Cablegrams for Italy must be 4 ( hrfne from Cvezsrr ia the e .
.written ; in plain "language and -f'that'tte McCarn cases are net
-f only In French. , . :, berore Mr. Gregory assumes c.T.:
4- THE COMMERCIAL PACIFIC -f
. 4- -A- A X a.
insurance f or. American i cargoes
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19. President Wilson today
ships to carry food to Europe
many thousands who may be in
will be asked to appropriate 25
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CASE DF M'CARfJ
New Attorney-general Is Friend
; of Judge Humphreys and
Malcolm. A. Franklin .
The nomlnatlcn cf Thomas Watt
Gregory of Texaa to be attorney-general
of the United States is of unusual
local significance because of Its possi
ble bearing, on the McCarn case.
As told In a dispatch' this morning,
announcement was made yesterday
that Mr. Gregory had been chosen by
the president to succeed James C.
McReynoIds when the attorney-general
Is elevated to the supreme bench. To
day an Associated Press dispatch to
the Star-Bulletin said
"WASHINGTON, D. (X, Aug.
President Wilson today slgnii ths
nominations of McReynoIds as a mem
ber of the supreme court and Thorr:?
Watt Gregory ef Texas as Unit!,'
. jfn Gregory is a noted lawyer an!
( before President Wilson's cabinet wsa
t tnrmrA it atatM on rood s-uthorl--
, fnr , m n. . Af , --trvm !n If--
wall.; his - Influence being successf ul.
fill & S vsfvxw - v v v-'
He Is a personal friend of Mr. Frank
lin and a. friend also of Juise A. 3.
( Humphreys, who was the local spon
i sor for Collector Franklin.
I- Judge Humphreys . connection with
iV. S. Attorney McCarn as friend I anl
adrlser" is thus a cor r. opt!.-z link t-
.tween the new ; attcr -y ssneral tz l
i McCarn, according to these who kso-
cf the relations. i
(!s Mt thut Mr. J
mentioned above. I ;
McCarn will ta av'
"Vrtrt vet th fnTlMt sort cf rrr.st'fT-
Charles Lock cf Newark.
"-1 when art" ""
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