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" HONOLULU, HAWAII TERRITORY; FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER ... jfy , l'3l4. -SEMI-WEEKLY. .'.
WHOLE NUMBER 3938
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AUSTRIANS WANT- PEACE
: LONDON, September 18--( Associated Press
by Federal Wireless) A despatch from Rome to
the Daily Telegraph says that A ustria is - dejected
arid ready to regard its cause against Russia and
Servia i as hopeless. : The nation now is demanding
that terms of peace be asked.
BEFORE SEii HOSTS
Tremendous Slaughter Marks Renewal
of Battles Between Allies and Germans
On ( Ground Retreating Army Holds
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LONDON, September 18. Associated Press by Federal Wire'
less) The Russians operating In Galicia are meeting with con
tinued success and no desperate effort of theustrians to check
their advance seems possible. , Yesterday, according to a Reu
ter's despatch from Petrograd, the invaders reoccupied. Sandom
ierz and pushed on in pursuit of the fleeing armies of Generals
OankJ and Auffenberg, the Cossacks pressing the Austrian rear
and cutting off numerous stragglers. .
The Servian army, which is pushing north to join the Russians,
is continuing its advance, brushing aside whatever, opposition the
Austrians are able to muster to oppose it. - r: . . , ' - .
The Servian occupation of Semlin has been abandoned, how
ever, according to an Athens despatch from the correspondent
of the London Times." This correspondent wires that two Aus
trian warships stationed themselves jn the 'Danube and shelled
both Semlin and Belgrade, firing fifty shells into their own city
to drive the Servians out.; The Servians, withdraw from, 1 range
and later crossed thiTriver "back to Servftf. ,?""?
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Russians Cross Sari River: -
PETROGRAD, September 18. Associated Press" by Federal
Wireless)---TIe Russians yesterday stormed and captured an im
portant position near Krzeschoff and have crossed the San River
In force. ; ; . -l- -a .:'-""'. , -i;- TVri
Troops Will Airships ;0
VIENNA, September 18. (Associated Press by Federal Wire
less) Owing to the difficulty of distinguishing friend from foe, the
Austrian troops have been forbidden to fire upon any dirigibles
that may be operating above them. . . : v; : v
Emperor Franz Josef has summoned Austria's last reserves.
Huge numbers of wounded soldiers are arriving here daily from
the scene of battle, against Russians and Servians. ' , . -
FIERCEFRAY IN FRANCE
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LONDON, September 1 8. (Associated Press by Federal Wire
' less) An Exchange Telegraph despatch from Bordeaux last night
says that the main fighting between the Germans and Allies shift
ed yesterday afternoon to the right, where a furious battle took
place on Alsatian territory. .c :- A' ,
The French took the offensive and gained some ground. ; The
casualties were heavy. . ... v
. The armies resteer on th? field, ready to resume the conflict this
morning. ,: The fighting is described as violent, with repeated
charges on both sides. ... : : . :
, ; TREMENDOUS SLAUGHTER IN FRANCE 1 ' y ' V '
The battle along the line in France, which had commenced in
earnest on Wednesday morning between the main armies in France,
continued throughout yesterday, with, tremendous slauahter on
both sides but with no marked advantage to either Germans or
Allies. , :-.;;: -'V.
A Paris report of the morning operations stated that the Ger
mans were resisting stoutly on the left, where the French were
attacking between Noyons and St. Quentin. Paris claims that
the enemy has been forced to give ground slightly, while reports
from Berlin state that the Germans are more than holding their
own. - . ' ;', ' -
ALLIES ASSUME OFFENSIVE STRONGLY
; On the center, along the Aisne Valley, the Germans are strength
ening their defenses, making no effort to advance. .The Allies
are attacking here In strength. ".-v-; ,:
The latest reports from the Allies' right is that they are assum
ing the offensive strongly and making material advance in Alsace.
THREE MILLION ON FIGHTING LINE . ' r
According to reports, three million men are now on the firing
line with two armies, stretched along a front of one hundred and
'fifty miles.- . :
Heavy rains, which have been falling for many hours, have rend
ered fields and roads in many cases almost impassable, greatly
hampering the movements of cavalry forces. In a number of in
stances the artillery, particularly the heavy guns, have been stalled
in the deep mire and could not be brought into commanding posi
tions. ..-..'. -, :,.'' . : : ' v."
GERMANS ARE PREPARING FOR THE WORST, ,
A Reuter's despatch from Maestricht; Holland, states 1hat.' the
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cMct man Defeat
IS RECEIVED HERE
1 Au offloUl danlal of the report that
th Otrmn ro meeting with defeat
'ft their itind agilnEt tha Allies, was
received here - yeeterday .' "by German
Consul Oeort iodlck. ,
The denial, which was cabled to him,
read aa 'follows:
'The Qennan soTernment telegraphs
that all report saying the Allies have
been victorious are untrue.
"An attempt was made to break the
Gfrerman contsr of defence. , Tbe Ger
mans victoriously repulsed the Allies, "
This Is the first message Mr. Xodlek
has received from Germany relating to
the war for three days. ' . . '
This message cam first from Berlin
to .New fork, and was resent from
there to Honolulu. ,"' ; V
ROME, September 17. (Associated
Press by Federal Wireless) The un
easiners and restlessness of the Ital
ians, both elvU and military, are in
creasing:,' i ' i ', 'V
Secret mobillaatla of the troops is
It is new believed that popular pres
sure will soon make the government
unable to maintain neutrality, public
opinion clamoring for Italy to make
tome move against Austria. .
The situation has been renders 1
more acute by Intimations , from Bus
sla, coming through diplomatic chan
nels, that if Italy hopes ever to re
galn the territory lost to Austria her
neutrality now is not a sufficient pur
chase price," Russia's attitude Indi
cates that unless Italy lines up actively
with the Allies, when the map of Eu
rope is remade Italy will not get the
territory she is anxious, to call her own
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Squadrons of Baltic Fleet Mis-
a take One Another For Enemy,
Give Battle, Do Great Damage
To Craft and Kill Many Men
French Infantry Top) Engaged With British In Ofr
ferisive Operations Against Germans. Famous Bava
; riari Corps of Teuton Forces Which Have Been
:: Defeated At Luxemburg -
TOKIO, September 17. (Special Dls
patch to the 'Nippu JUD The Ger
man coal ! freighter '. which was cap
tured by the Japanese destroyer near
Kobe, early Tuesday morning, i be
ing convoyed to Saseho vnvl station
where the examining board ,Wlll pass
on the legality of her capture. It is
bolUved here that the German shin
1 will be confiscated with her 8000 tons
of, coal consigned to Tslngtau.
JAPAN, AND AMERICA FRIENDS
' TOKIO, September 1 8. Associated Press by Federal Wireless) At a dinner given last 'night
by the Japan Association, which was attended by Baron Katd, the foreign minister, and George
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uuinne, ine American amDassaaor, some sirona senumenis oi American-Japa
nese friendship were expressed by the various speakers. . . ; ' ' 4 ;
Viscount: Kentaro Kaneko, the president of the, association, in his opening
address, scored those persons who are attempting to estrange the United States
and Japan and break the strong ties, of friendship and mutual interests that have
existed. '. ':;,..: .:;.'-.::v:
Referring to the statements made that Japan has ulterior designs; upon the
Philippines, he said: ' -'- . ; '
"Japan will not only not attack. the Philippines, but has never had any idea
2J of disturbing the tranquillity of the territorial waters of the Philippine group.",
Other. speakers suggested tnat an alliance between Japan and "the United
hon k. kaneko states should be entered into with the object of the preservation of the peace of
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' ' Viscount Kaneko Is a privy councillor and for a time was private secretary to Count Ito. He
has served his government as minister of agriculture and as minister of justice. He represented
Japan at the Geneva international law conference and, during the Russo-Japanese war Was unof
ficial representative of Japan at Washington. He is an intimate friend of Theodore Roosevelt.
Teuton Cruiser Sinks British Merchantmen
: TOKIO, September 18. (Associated Press by Federal Wireless) A report ha reached here
that the German light cruiser Emden, which has been operating in the Sea of Bengal, has captured
and sunk five British merchantmen off the coast of India. The passenger! are' said "to have been
saved. '-vV.' 4 :;' : i-'.x.'h :- -v ;'-'-'.v: .. ' y1.
BLUNDER NOT KNOWN ' '
.. 1 TILL DAMAGE IS DONE
LONDON, September ; 18.
(Associated Press by Federal
Wireless) Reports, that, have
been in circulation here - during .
the past two days of a disaster
which -has overtaken the Ger
man. Baltio' Sea fleet, yesterday .
received confirmation from Pe
trograd, in tr.a form cf social
despatches to the Times.,.
The Petrograd correspondent
telegraphs that the Germans
fought a serious battle with
themselves, one division of the
fleet mistaking another ap
proaching division for an enemy.
The battle contined for some
time before the mistake was dis
covered. - '
In the meanwhile the ships In
flicted great damage on each
other and many men were killed.
This news was brought to Hel
singfors by a Russian scout ship,
which, attracted by the firing,
had approached near enough to
the engagement to learn what
had taken place. , '
LONDON, September 18.
(Associated Press by Federal
Wireless) i The admiralty has
announced that the British train
ing ship Fisgard II, formerly the
battleship Erebus, foundered off
Portland in a recent gale, while
being towed. Twenty-one of her
Brew were drowned. , ;
BERLIN, September 17. Ca
sualty lists for the German forces
in the field are being published
and give the total casualties to
date as 35,786 killed, wounded
and missing. This week's daily,
average is 3200, and today's is
given as 4563. -
Prince Otto Victor of Schoen
berg, brother of the Princess of
Wied, is among the dead. -
Prince Joachim, the Kaiser's
youngest son, is convalescing
and Prince Karl, the Kaiser's
brother-in-law, is said to be .
severely wounded by a bullet in
the thigh. : ' y
According to official announce
ment, General Von Einen will re
place General Von Hausen, aged
68, commanding the second
army, Von Hausen being report
ed sick. Quartermaster General
Von Steiri replaces General Von
Schubert commanding the four
teenth reserve corps.