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:P'aV ,! !v,-;-.( lt Cenf rlfocsti 1 ' i----.r----rx. Price, Hawaiian basis 4.05 '181.00 ! 1 ;o 1f ' 8 Beets, N. T. Parity ") No o 'A Jeets, jsuropeaa tine V , . ' Trie J gan. VOL. VIII. KO. .S . Honolulu, Hawaii territory; Friday, January a i9tS:.;--SEMi-wEnkLY. WHOLE NUMBER 1398 J1U LATEST CALLED ! I OS m .I'.HJJL irencli OUT HIEGijY Germans Reclaim Ground Recent ' ly Taken From Them and Also Some Positions which French 1 Have Held For Several Weeks I V. SUCCESSES ONLY PARTIAL. V ACCORDING TO ADMISSIONS Berlin Says That Kaiser Directed Smashing Blows That Forced . . Enemy Back Towards its Main 7 Defenses; rii!:g Continues AMMUt4 fnmt f rdrU Winlnt) " LONDOX, January 15. that . tha . Oermana daring the recent flgh . ' ' lag northeast of Bolssons mad substantial advance, regaining the ' ground recently taken from them and staking a further gain 6t Han of the .position! held during the past several weeki oy the French, is -admitted in the official reports from Paris, too re ports also crediting , the Germans with v the capture of several pieces of. heavy ' ADVANCE 'PARTIAL SUCCESS ',' The French deKribe'thls advance on V the part of the Germans as "a Prtial , success,'' inasmuch as they, on their , part," took a Jarge number of German , prisoners inV the fighting and because , tne jrenctt lost at Vregny does not Influence the situation as a whole. ;'t ' XAISER DIRECTS ATTACK '.' . The Berlin dispatones describe the gains as substantial, materially ohang ; ag- the front of the battle line. ' ,; The Kaiser Is said to hare been U . personal charge of the attacks against the French positions, which the French . dispatches say have now popped..'" V . ; REPORT FROM BERLIN V;'"' The official report from Berlin last i'niKht'said:' .r;; :.-:t ; v ', "As- a result of the flghUng north- east of Bolssons " on Tuesday '; and ' Wednesday, we have Uken 8180 prls ' oners, eight heavy guna and six ma- ' chine guns. - -v- . ' ' "Northeast, of c Bolssons, . continuing previous successes, ,, eut ' troops nays cleared the enemy from the heights 'of Vregny. 7 . ''";' '. . ..TETJTOITS , 8T0EM . TRENCHES : . "In the pouring Tain and 6ver sod den and sticky clay, .footing, they stormed trench after trench,' and cap tured fourteen officers end 1J50 men under .the 'eyes of the highest war , lords of . the German "Empire. They captured four, cannon, four . machine guns and a searchlight at this point" PARIS VERSION Of LOSS .' ' Paris reports that the capture of the French guns was due to the break ; lng down of a bridge, making It im possible to withdraw the artillery when ; the general -withdrawal of the forces was ordered. The official, statement says:.- - ...';.,..'", . ,',' : .',''. "Our advance norh snd northeast of Bolssons has been checked through superior numbers of the enemy, but we are holding our gains in the direction of Coney, and our. centet "before Bols sons has been unaltered. ' V' r VBEGNT IS ABANDONED . ' , "On the right we have been forced to withdraw fToin Vregny, as It was , fonnd impossible, owing to the flooded ; condition of the AUne, ; to - bring ; up sufficient reinforcements. Bridges have been washed out and communication is extremely difficult v., .' . V ,' 7' ; .'; "Yesterday the". German ' Attack! stopped, our withdrawn lines haying taken up strong defensive positions, . V. (Continued on Tags' Four) " ;'' i 7f m Llfll They Assume Offensive On Both ' Wings- otl Battlefront From - East Prussia To Gafician Bor . der; Advancing Upon Cracow CROSS THE NIDA RIVER 'I t, AND FLAY AUSTRIANS Along Center - Germans'" Make ; Fierce " Concentrated . j On ! slaughts';WhichHavet Been ,. Checked By Exertions -Terrific - -(AHoaUted Tru w PMbnl WIiUh. O ETEOOEAD,; Janiary la. Fight A. J ing along the battle front' from . , . .. East Prussia to the ' GaUclan frontier, has been resumed,' with the Russians on the offensive on both wings, ' advancing again; against Or, cow and. pushing their, invasion Of East Prussia, by way' of Mlawa, with, the expectation of Joining lands with, the Kussian rorces now operating , in the Mirurian Ie 'Mcts. the em m toe Busuana are defending their V., ' FUBHING " AUSTBlANg BACK .. .The Sasslsns hsve crossed the Iflde tnd pushed back the Asstrians barring sne advance towards Cracow along tha right bans: ef the lowes Vistula.' This is the. right , of thf lAustro-Germaa force which has been operating 'from Klelce ie;.the OaUdan line, attempt ing to torn the KnesUn left in Poland. The Austrian, cavalry, the official re port says, has been driven back by the Cossacks, ' while . the' artillery Are, la a number of points along the front has 'been; silenced. .,-::. 1 FIERCE CONCENTRATED ATTACKS , , Along the center, ' from Raws to Lowlca, the Germans' hav made' Se ries of iterce and concentrated' attacks, which have now been checked,' iftes the Russians, had been obliged to" give some ground. Four assaults Were made by the Germans' within ; forty-eight hours. - : ;.; .' ' vn ui sussiaa rtgnt operating eq the East Prussian frontier, the Slavs have advanced, capturing number of Prussian yulages, Vt,. 'i'-;.; ; .The Galiciaa campaign, south' of CraJ cow,'-, and the , sdvinoe into : Transyl- yanla have been stopped because of e weather conditions, v ADJUSTING IiXNES FN PEESIA In Persia the EusaUns hsve evacu ated the Asertaljar district but not, the official announcement' explains, b cause of any pressure lr the Turks. The -plans for the Armenlaai campaign call for s reiidjnstment of the lines, and the withdrawal from , the North em' Persian points Is in furtherance of the plans. ,,.yi, , NIDA ADVANCE: FAILS :. :; JAoetto4 Preu by rederml WlrelMsJ VIENNA, January , W. The advance of the Russians along the iNida has been repulsed "and, the ocensive earn- paiga has faUed, says an effldal report V::'. '- y;(: COLONEL MANN NOMINATED ' TO BE BRIGADIER-GENERAL ' rAwoeUted mu y rrsl WUreUu.) ' WASHINGTON, January u. Prem dent Wilson: has ' nominated : Colonel William A. M snn of the Third Infantry to brigadier general.'' A vacancy so ours in the one-star grade when Briga dier General Hoyle retires for age on the nineteenth of the present month. It was announced soma weeks ago that Colonel Mann vould be the presiden tial appoint for this vacancy.' , MET "maris npODAY'S WAR MAP Vregny, the Position Captured Byjhe Germans, Is' Marked With a Clr ,1'cle. It Is Some' Five Miles Northeast of Scissons, Shown In Lower Left-Hind ' Corner 1 6 OOO ALLIES nmtiLK'L?y ana n fc7 fssoNS FRENCH 'War-Village' Located On Battlefront ;of AlliesrShowing Main Street, Constructed By Cpapm (hii 'Duma il'tir!ilA. tart.:!. ' kia .'nBii' ' .v w.,biivi fim PHcr ilLIIIU UHOL CAUSEOF Washington Wants To Get Ame j ricans Responsible For Neatt z. ' rality Violation By Steamer' . - . 'i ' -v.... r.-, ,-:. . ' .' -' '"' ' v' V' '- V. - - . (AsmcUUS Pms by rederal Wlnliu.) , BAN FRANCISCO, January l6.VThe violation ef neutrality by the steamship Bacrsinento, now classed as a German naval vessel, which took out American registry and sailed under clearance for Valparaiso, to enter that port stripped of her Wgo of coal and provisions, Is to be Investigated ty the federal of ficials here.,1 (h Sacramento Is now interned ' in '"the Chile atf"? su'd die warships to which her cargo: was trans ferred have been sunk, but the officials here are determined to ascertain. If It be possible, Who within American Juris diction can be held responsible; . - i-yv 'SEIZED -BY GBEMANSi'V The captain of the Sacramento ex- plained, when entering Valparaiso; that the German warships had seised his ship and had,, taken It ty Easter Island, the German' rendesv pus.'WheVe' 1il) 'coal and 1ils provisions hadiieen trtnsf erred.' The steamer had sailed from' this port ever the protest of the British consul, who declared that n direct violation of neutrality was contemplated. ; As witnesses before the federal' grand jury the member of the Sacramento - 4 ;' , ' I A est ssBk ssi am ass ninniii wni unnri diiUimi it org ... o JilainJf tburttcari .-5 c - - ex v su uv'iiw 1 '.vi .,, GERMANS iiiv.il! 1 1 win me naa.L ui miiucr DECMEASE Press by 7t4trat Wireless) - WASHINPTON', January 15. w The report of the treasury department re garding the ship -building industry of the United Sutes for tost year was Is sued yesterday,- shewing that the ton nage turned out la the various Amer- lctn yards during 1914 "was lose. by thirty-three per cent than that of 113, while the number1 ef vessels built de creased by twenty-three per cent i. V During 1914, of vessels of all classes, exclusive of warships, there were built 1163, with' total tonnage of 255,630 tons. iv.- . the Peeino trade 880 vessels were turned eut of which 874 were wooden, Crafts.,; ... :'iviw;;v;,': V-', .";. Altogether daring the year there hsve been forty-six sailing ships launched, B65 steamers and . 278 unrigged vessels. crew will be . brought here, being re leased by the Chileens. for the purpose! CHILE RELEASES WITNESSES y ; This ; was announced last.' night by Coflector of the Port Davis, who stated that Secretary of SUte Bryan had not. fled' the' federal district attorney that Chile had 'egreed to allow the men t lesve. v4..".v';'. -v :sV; -.'V The Sacramento only recently intern ed, the Valparaiso port authorities giv ing her twentX;four hours to Interne or leave the (harbor.' . , ' ' : n I: r n.. .fWlfllifQIt I IliSHIPJ V 'v. (AsseeUted sonno .Jy. - - r , 31, vvmie noi hi me naiueironi GENERAL ITUIIDIDE SLIPS OM M Carranza Officer Who Preserved Order In Mexico 'City Gains ' " r American. Soil ':J-', (AeseeUUS rrees by rederai Wlrelesc y,.- WASHINGTON, January 16. du ardo Iturhlde, a Carrenee general, Whe ected as governor ef the federal district of Mexloo for S short time tfter tha parranse forces had evacuated thi city, Is now safe on American, soil, after a sensational flight .from Mexico. When he disappeared from the City of Mex ico, after" escaping front Jail, General Villa made every effort to capture him, telegraphing his northern generals to watch all the International trains' end prevent his crossing ths border. , f ,; ' ' RIDES ACROSS COUNTRY- .' ,' Instead of attempting to gala El Paso by traln, however, Itnrblde says that he rode across country for six' hundred miles,' his path taking him across des erts end mountains. ' , : . . ,M y : ' There ere conflicting sUtemente con cerning his release from Jail, one state Bunt made charging American Consul BilUmaa with having bribed the Jail of- flcials with" 500,000 pesos, acting through Leon Oonova, a reputed special repre sentative of Secretary Bryan In the City 6f Mexico. ' " (Continued on' f age Four). ' 4 bUsffif ssV , 1 T ' mo ?1 rrr4 . . . piiiii Dtruction By Cataclysm To: Life and Pro ; perty Calls King .Victor Emmanuel Into S Field i and Pope Benedict From Vatican ' While Injured- Are Bring .Transported By vTraih Loads To Oyer-Crowdecl Hospitals (ASSOCIATED PRESS BT ROME January, IS With the number of dead estimated by ' some as high as fifty thousand, and by none as fewer than " twenty-five t.ousandrand with the estimates of the injured run ning far over the hundred thousand mark, Italy now realizes that a ' tremendous national catastrophe has occurred vln the great earth-, ' quake that tore across the country on Tuesday, while it is feared , that even'rsWIhe-wortt is not known. "V..v...;,..i,.--.-.''C- ; . f, ; J ; King.-Victor Onmanuef, has gone to Avezzano,'the nearest city ,-' most affected, in order to personally . aid in the work of .rescue. TWs city has beeti wiped ouU with every official killed. . V "J- - :f r'r- !; POPEXEAYES' VATICAN TO VISIT INJURED v, li 'vtast nioht ifwis reported that Pope-Benedict has traversed' the interior pas::; froiri'the Vatican to the Santa Mari hospital 7 across the Basilica, then) to visit the Injured. ) If this be true it will be (he f.r t'-i that any Pcpe has left the Vatican since 1870. C'.'.r ,r.i r.-.xc;ft5.xf.'.-a.vruii destruction of the earthquake are . received the rent 'rxtent olthe damase'done Is appreciated, -while -Li'.fT.idistiiwU U.cra has'been an alarming recurrence of the qu.ft:s,;;'.;'- ' 'it '' j;';: '..-' -. '.; x : v' TWENTY. TOWNS TOTALLY . DEMOLISHED K: Between Naples and Ferrara, a distance of three hundred miles through Central Italy, twenty towns have been demolished. In and around Avezzano twenty thousand persons have been killed, while there 'are four thousand persons buried alive in the ruins. .In the town pf Sora there are ode thousand dead. At this point one hund- v red distinct shocks occurred within twenty-four hours. , i " i ; Along the shores of Lake Fucino the towns have been demolish . .. '.':;-. TRAINS BRING IN THOUSANDS OF WOUNDED: C - ; ;" ' lit much of the stricken district the railroad communication has been broken and telegraphic communication interrupted, but from the nearby district the trains are running, bringing in thousands of Injured.; Temporary hospitals by the hundreds are endeavoring to i' care for the stricken people. Yesterday, to add to the terror,, another earthquake shook the city. This did no materia) damage -but drove the residents into a'frenzy of despair : . : . ; ' 'The authorities have risen to the occasion and already thirty -thousand soldiers have been despatched into the stricken districts, . with provision, clothing and material's for building temporary huts . for the homeless. .vv..to;?;- !;-?;-'--'.,v-v; ;"!-; .-:: :.-:'--,V HISTORIC BUILDINGS ARE IN RUINS r : : A large number of the historic buildings of Central Italy are In ruins. - The famous Ceccano cathedral is among these, the reports '.'i" Stating that this structure has crumbled into dust , ' Mont Agnone, near Salerno, within a few miles of the ruins of . Pompeii, has been split by the force of the earthquake and the debris ' blocks the river; ';V;- :-.--i'. -IICI' A surviving municipal employe of Avezzano, one of the few who is able to give any connected account of the disaster, says that when the tshock came the world seemed to fall apart instantaneously, -p r r CITY OFFICIALS OF ONE TOWN KILLED v v -; He reports that the subprefect of the city and his family, the law courts, the mayor and the entire municipal council have been killed. Ninety-five outof a hundred soldiers Garrisoned at the citv ocfished, four out of seven customs officers . tnocK, terror ana wounds prevented the survivors, from aiding the more seriously injured. . . , :, v: ; v ; . ;.-K ', . .Train after train is coming In with Ms load of wounded persons. Hundreds of panes of alass in the oreat cathedral of St. Peter's' .'' were broken by the shock, the basilicas and mosaics damaged, and the stairway leading to the huge ball surmounting the dome deeply oracked. The statute of the Redeemer atop of the facade, one of the noted sights of Rome, Is broken.: . v - :i CLIMATIC PHENOMENA NOTICEABLE ' V ' Heavy snows, high winds and other : climatic phenomena are noticeable. 1 ; ' On the Tyrrhenian sea a strong great damage. Intense cold (s reported on the Alpine frontier. ' The king has gone, to Avezzano although Italy is n a critical in ternational situation because of the' war. ; v i : : r The confinement of the queen forbids her to travel but she Is tak ing Intense Interest in the relief measures. y v v -v MESSINA CATASTROPHE IS SURPASSED ; ' A member of the Chamber of Deputies from Lloarl telearanhs that the disaster Is worse than that ana mere are more deaths. (Continued da TV IXDESAL WIRELESS) ' ; '., and eight out of nine policemen. ' " ':: ' (-"-;tc3 0 tidal wave struck Naoles. doina of Messina. . The ruin is wider -. fsge Four) ': 1 1