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VOL. X, VK'0. 92
Honolulu, - Hawaii - territory, Friday.. -npvember ; i6, 191;. -semi-weekly.
whole number - : 4g7
"CSTROYER fleets ar winnihg the war against German submarine! i and making the campaign
JLT. jyhich hat been such a deadly menace a failure. ; Here it picture 'from a recent photograph
which shows a line of these, formidable little fighters which the Hun U-boats arc finding U impossi
ble to evade as is fhown by the reports issued by the British admiralty.'' ' , ; f. 1 ' ? : '.".
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On Only One Sector Are Austro
. German Forces Able To Make
; ; Advances. Against the' Reani
mated Armies of Italy - V ,
Teutons Strengthen Attacks' In
i Effort To , Cut To Venetian
v Plains Before Aid from Allies
'Arrives To Prevent ' .
NEw'-YbRK, November 16
(Associated Press) Except
on the Aisitge plateau the Italian
armies are checking the enemy in
vaders everywhere along ' the
front..- On the plateau the" Hun
,! forces have made ; : some gains.
There are ; indications that the
Austro-Gertrian ' force are being
; ; strengthened by ihe bridging op
y of large reinforcement! in the
hope of making a. drive through
r' ' the Venetian plains before the ar
. 7 '' rival pf aid from the Allies. .This
. seems shown by; the Strengthen
'y, ing of their attacks in. that direc
if. tion ".VfcKttrdyHvj" ? seeros
' doubtful as report " from.vNtee
' V:-" -"iJ l'reiKhtroobS going
vtnrougi on a oouuica numoeroi
. . .V v . . v.j ri.'r-, till
troop Tfij4,vViTJVport said
. that the trains '.were passing' al
most constantly and that General
. Fayolle' ;would , command . the
; French armies in. Italy. -ATTACKS
On the Piave yesterday the
Italians' frustrated., all efforts: of
the Austro-Germans to make
crossings - and their machin gun
and rifle fire was reported, to be
remarkably effective. , , ." f
Berlin claims that the Teuton
advance is continuing. ' . 'TitV.
On the Western" Front the day
was- quiet so far. as infantry en?
gagenients went according to last
night's reports but there was no
abatement in the artillery fire.
from Rome say that
there have colne from the invadid
districts, into- the--central and
southern provinces',: more1 than
four hundred thousand ' refugees
and that aid' is being given 1 to
them generously and all possible
provision for their housing by the
American Red Cross. VThey com
in destitute pf everything bu the
clothing they wear and the few
belongings they could ; hurriedly
pack to carry with ihem.
Italy united and determined to
carry the war to a successful con
clusion fcTthe. spirit, of .the first
speech by the new "premier, Or-
, lando, today. Premier" Oriando's
speech, teeming with enthusiasm
and patriotic: feeling, sounded the
keynote that the. situation' for
Italy depends now not on words
but on acts. ' He expressed also
the cordial gratitude of Italy for
the "willing and powerful aid of
the great American republic".
WASHINGTON. November 1ft ( Ai
oclated freM) American iul BritUh
ftnsnoUrt and mine magnate are oo
tettiuz with tlit lilvar producing inter
hnU with s View to the eaUbllHbmeiit
of contracta whfch wean , the virtual
coutrol bt the ailver market fur a year
at lt than elghty-flx eeata to the
ounce. . The idea ii to bold down the
price vl ailver for eoinage purjoe.
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Federation' Is .-.Considering One
Hundred .' and Sixty - five '
' v Resolutions At Session - ; I
ted l'rfi) Oo kundrrA nod ixtt-'
JRtjui'ti fe or witinjj.'jitiii(.j
.'jt. iwwM hm but We iV
rorV thia . week. ' Commlttrea ae biir-
ina in iae Tariuun ana - variee resviu-,
tioiia,'aoiuo,of which are of, the great
eat import aace te-. the nation and to
the rjndui t the' war aa well, aa to
the intereata of .organised labor. ,'.
, . Moat important 'of the'' fte adinf reo
lution for the.; peoyle' of ,' tha Unitfd
Ht" and for their Atiiea are theke
relating, to ahlp building for .the gov
ernment and oa private eoutraeta where
the ahipa are dtalgned for the United
rMate and In munition plante. These
regulations provide for -th adjuatmept
of difTerenaea generally by arbitration
and the have the aupport of Samuel
Gompera and othera of the moat lu
fluential . "en. inthe eonvention.
AiAmong the other resolution oue pro
vide fcr ind on trial preparedness and
the proteetlna of altilled labor after the
war, another that work on government
eontrurta aball be done on an eiizht-
hoor dur' basil with overtime provis
ion a, another on the.', eonseription of
aliena and (till another on the work to
be done by a labor aupp!y eommissition
which woeld ee to an equitable distri
bution of labor to the directions needed.
KreOch, British and Canadian Inltor
leaders were in attendant and sxveral
of them were yeitarday eallod upnu to
address the eonvention.
THE '-'HAGUE; November 16- (Aa
aociated l'reas) Much eauupout has
been -paused in Holland by a speflch
of the new civilian War .minister, Ber
nard Cornelia . de Jonge, in which he
aid that, if the eouutry were to be
properly defended after the war, Hoi
laadera would have to reconcile them
selves io a war budget. of something
tike 24,000,000 iusUad of $12,000,000,
as oroterlr. He, is erltluiatd for the
general reduction of armaments at the
end of the war. Critics argue that, as
Holland eould never hope to successful
ly resist an attack by one of her big
eigh.bora'sh must ronflne herself to
adequate ' preparation tv, defend ber
KOTTERDAM,' November Jii (As
sociated J'j-ess) The Germans hav
established . a 1 special . camp . i" the
"Bennelager, " near I'aderboru, for do
serteri from the. Netherlands army.
About 78 .Netherlands soldiers are at
present Inmates of the Vamp, and are
suffering the greatest misery. Most of
these deserters fere aien who had been
on sentry duty on the frontier ami, hav
ing participated lu smuggling affairs,
fled, over the border for fear of dis
, WASHINGTON,. November l5(As
sonisted Press) The resignations', of
Oiffnrd Plac.hot ami lrantnr the Tnaaa
cattleman, . aa voluntary aids to the
food aduiiuist ration bureau, were ae -
cepted today. -
In Russia;: Report
No Official - Advices Come From
.; .Pelrograd and Word of Mbuth
; Stories From Travelers Are
v.r Only- lnfprmath(i' 2,1
. NEW YOItK. Nnvmlwr 1rt lu,. I
minted ' lrs ?i arim aad 9fin!onorm-
rn .TTOBi -any -ravwi smireesr-were tne
reporta thai cn'wt roaivRussiaand J'c
ral. y'it VrVVv l,n'tfsfiunti:
in tHe'Jurii. i to tli aiHuat raditieus
ajt . it-has-' been 4foa the ias seteral
da,va. '-ieaerally sthe reports' were dis
louriulng although they indicated the
breaVirrg B 1f tha retflme of the Maxi
malists' and -Bolahe-Vikis. No. mention
of Kerenhky'or 6f hit chances of sue
ce..,wnk'made la any. of these reorts.
Traveler arHing-at points l Swo
den' reported- that they had heard that
I'etrograd, wns ia flames and that there
was blooitsheil : and violence . ia the
streets. Kiev, they; had heard was in
a state o anarchy and similar condi
tion controlled at Moscow, where, it
was aait thai ilOOtt. ad, been killed in
street figbtrBB and he torch was bn
ing put to buildings. '
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WASHINGTON, D. C.r November 15
(Associated Press) Joba AV. Foster,
former- AmerieSa minister to China,
died today. He baa had serious aath-i
uistle. trouble, for a year.
With t record of uraetieallr . a half
N.nlii.w 9 Hint i niirtn. ...i.i.. I .. .11..!.. I
::':.: t",z . :." ..r" vr." ;rt'"'.
nuwjr imi ih prmcusfi vi inirrnaiioiitti
law, John Watsoa Foster had a fair
ehiiin to the title of dean of the diplo
matic service of the United 8 to tea. lie
had been secretary of state under Pres
ident Harrison, Succeeding Blaina when
the latter resigned after his sensational
quarrel with the chief executive, and
had held three separate commissions as
a minister plenipotentiary. Besides that
he represented tbe' United States- in
many special treaty aegotiatioua, : had
acted as Its agent before international
eoinmiseioas, and even bad been called
into the service- of . -f oreiga - govern
ments. : . v-r '
A. "secretary of state his most nota
ble art was a treaty with the Ameri
cans -in .Hawaii who bad been con
cern d in Jae overthrow- of the native
queen, providing for.anueiation bf the
islands to the V"1'! Htatea. Vresidaut
Harrison's administration was drawing
to H close aad before the treaty could
be ratified . by . the . senate, President
Cleveland took office aud withdrew it aa
bis first official act.'
Mr. Foster's notable' service to bis
Country in diplomatic capacities abroad
were suocessively as minister to- Mex
ico, 'minister to. Russia, ..Jninlster . to
Spain and as a special plenipotentiary
to negotiate reciprocity treaties with
Brar.il, Spain, Germany and the British
West Indies. Following that he ; be
came secretary of state. Later he be
came the agent of the United Htates
t Paris ip, .the, Beriug Sea arbitartlon
and at the close of tbe',warbetween
China and Japan was Invited by the
empire of China to participate In the
peace negotiauona, , . ,, I
His last public work was aa China's
ren.-essntutiva at The IluiMia In 1007. '
Thereafter he lived in comparative re
tirement . ia Washington writing his
memoirs. . Hi daughier became the
wife of Hobert Lansing,, aecretary of
j tats in President Wilson's cabinet, and
l continued to make her borne With him.
I It U no disparagement ot Mr. Lansing s
Recommendation Is f Made ', For
Barring From Transportation
Five Hundred Commodities
. WAsillN'OTON, NoveLw 1"( As
sociated PreV-f fv hJnJred differ
f t,mmoditie u are i, 1e , denied
,f reig.hf trpswtatio i4wjj$ 'C.v
oitimmiiXuin f ' l)ie Jfsilroid J -war
li)iird aVe put Into lb Effect l orders.
This ja rfitended to al In the ,'euding
of thei freight eongeetion from which
the railroads of tho,iountry are suffer
ing eeveroly. It ,wttsaid by the i.owrd
that this lecoiuuiemtutien was on) its
LviHiuviiifiiusu nits iniT 4i s - ' , -.
it it. mitfht be expected' that up.'ts shtp building program or
di ties would be added to. Iosev.the war,nd. all that Is de
ba( list la the near future. . -v ,
first and taut
ether ronirue
the already- b
. t While the action "token by the rail
road war Uiard ia ia the form of roc
ommeadationa awly; it . la considered
equivalent to as order since the rail
roads Will uiidonbtedlv sdout the roe
reeowmendHtion seiec-fs these eommodi-'j marks in dealing with the danger
ties as uiiesseatial to the eonduct of 0f strikes and the' disastrous ef
the war and to the aeeds of the general 1 r '. ' t i . -t . -
publiiv Other - noa-eHsentiala which ! fect of such strikes on, th ship
more, nearly approach puldie needs are 'ping situation ' "'' t
expeeted Hint the reeotninendation will
meet i with ronsiderable ' protest from
the manufacturers of these commodities
or artirit's. Nearly' all of them may be
classed as luxuries or near lusuries and
none of tiirni are in any way essential
to the riin.luct of the war.
The railroads would be completely
unable to meet the demands of the win
ter .under present conditions and may
be unable to do so even with the ar
tides on the list eliminated from the
of transportation. -
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Ui.MHJN, Xovemher 16 (Asaoeinted
Press) - Lord Northcllffe has declined
to. accept the post of minister of air
in the British 'administration. In a
letter which he 'gave out yesterday he
Maigiied as the reason for his refusal
his iliasatiafactioO with some of the
methods employed by Lloyd Ueorge in
his administration' of. the nation's
i:V YOH K, "November -15 (As
eiwfed PrCss-Bteps 'were taken today
by the eity food administration to se
cure the release of twenty million
hiiikIs of sugar nold for the Uussinu
government.' "' " ' '
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WASHINGTON, November 15 (As
sociated l'rees Testifying - today be
fore the interstate commerce commis
sin, President Kea declared that 13
nomcn track-workers, with picks, shov
els and crowbars are successfully main
taininx the roadbed of tho I'cnnuyl
vanifl line from New York. to Pitta-
j liurvh.
conduct tif, the many delicate' diplo
mutp- negotiations which confronted
him m an outronie of the. Kuropeou
war, to say that he doubtless enjoyed
tho counsel and ripe experience of his
distinguished father in law,
Mr. Foster was born in Pike count v,
Indiaua, March 8, 18-16, the sou of 'a
lawyer, lie entered law at an early
J au officer.
age nun served in me Uulou Army as
Wizard's Plan Wins Favorable
Consideration of Ad m I r a I
Capps and Shipping Officials:
r Great Need Is' Pointed ; Out
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tV ASHINGTt )N, N'ovembcr
V V " 10 t AsstK-iatcd Press)
Turn ' the ,.' Railing ves.HcIn , into
steamers fur use in the war zone
is the advice which is being urged
by Thomas A. Kdisoii. He rec
ommends ' the immediate' recon
struction of sailing vesscltl into
steamships anl would thus add!
minions oi ii.tts to tnc avatiaoie
i .merican' -shipping that could
tnus oe . pcrinttteu to enter tne
war Jtoue, especially tto since the
submarine menace is growing
weckfy'tess menacing. His' suggestion-
is bfincr seriously consid
ered , by. Kcar-Admiral . W." '
Capps;;; the shipping; board and
the' shipping corporationrlis'
suggestion is that ' vessels that
wilj add a million to Ithe tonnage
shall be rt taken and that after-
wafds :asWasion required these
can be added to while some of
t)ie,?transfornied steamers could
relieve If large number of the sail
ers while fit process of reconstfuc-
toy. by - Admiral .IJowlesj: yfster
day before la nieetinipf lhe ;Philr
adctphia- chamber '"corrhnerce
where he is reported to have said;
The United States must speed
jtcHujiig .upon ine war. i nis
niust .be our first and ouff, most
patriotic duty." . y ;
. Admiral Bowles made these re-
In Buitalo - Samuel . Gompers
and 'others are working with the
labor federation to secure action
whfch will ; preclude strikes in
ship yards and. munition plants
and telegrams are going to him
from all sections of theCountry
congratulating him on his efforts
and wishing him complete suc
cess. ' . ;' '
. r-4- rrenf '
Ill milinns in driAnv '.
irs tUUAUUn Id ntrUnl
SANTIAGO,, Chile, November 1 ti .
(Associated Press)'. . Revohition in
Ecuador is announced in ' dewpatches
from Lima. They, nay that the revqlu
tlonlsts are strong and several locali
ties are reported to .have, fallaa into
their hands. The government is mov
ing actively, for its suppression,.
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CillCAGOi November l( Associa
ted Press) Evangeline Booth announc
ed yesterday that the Salvation' Army
is raising a million dollars for war re
lief work and that it ha pledged its
support to the President.
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AMSTERDAM, November' 16 ( As-,
aociated . Press) German newspapers
reproduce pictures finder the head of
"Types bf Americana, first - caDtured
during war". They belittWt the ort
inui .-
merica is playing and the isht-
ing qualities of tne Americans.
PA BIS,' November 15 (Associated
Press) M. Clemeneeau, the woted
French statesman, has eoaaeuted to
form a new cabinet. ' .
CAPPS is impressed with
Edison's plan to transform
sailing craft to steamers.
Rcrts Frorri American Head
quarters In France Tell of;
Casualties That Occur
, AVlSBIXTOX, November lttA8
soiate( Prrse) -Several' American solT
f dicra have bq hilled and wounded ta
the trenches of.1heAaerinan sector of
theVeat f rpat, d4iss fri. AmMgl
neaqartwjH in rrac reponeu yeeter
day. Jt; wits said- Ihnf tba caaualfiea
ooelirred 'durihgi bombardments and
that . onehell whictl.' tiurst in the
trenches Was responsiblo for number
of casualties, : . .
A report from General Pershing aald
the casualties vera three killed, eleven
wounded aad., eleven missing and gave
the names f Lieutenant William H,
Loghlin, Privatea William P.. Orioaby,
Louis Oeifef) Paul - - Fann, Oeorge
Leslie a. nd Lester (J. rmith .but not
specifying which were killed aad which
wounded. ,:, ,.f
An American non-commissioned of
ficer is reported killed by snipers also.
j-ans aespucvuvs tola or tlie deatb of
J. C.McDunaid and William i'arrUiglleld
the latter of Han Francisoo, members
of American Ambuluuce corps, as a re
sult. of wounds sustained. .:.,'., ,
The accuracy of, the American artil
lerymen in their firing on the Ger
man trenches, evoked enthusiastic com
ments from the French superior offi
cers. A French general, after seeing
the Mammies ' tihoot, ' says that the
American marksmanship compares fav
orable with that of troops who have
been in the war for years. The Ame
icaa officers are elated at the' showing
made, thougkwaome of the batteries
did not work as fast as desirable, but
they are improving daily. i
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I'OPKNHAGEN. K'av.n.lwr !
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!,ut ,"HJU ' ressj-uenmara Is experiene
Ing a butter ehortage, remarkable in the
leading butter producing country of
Korop-. An attempt to maintain eSt
ports has sent the home price sky high
ami newspapers nave started a cam
paign declaring that, the price is be
yond the reach of cumauon people and
it is scandalous' in ,a eouutrv whoae
main product ia butter.
There ia also, complaint of a ahortage
of lurd and excessive prices. ' Retailers
made representations thai this is be
cause Dauiah lurd ia sold as American
to osc a maximum prices,' and partly
because a portion ia, converted into
technical fat " ;.. , v
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W ASH INGTON November IS (As
sociated PreasWrhe large express com
punics of the eouutry today applied to
the interstate commerce commission for
pormiasion to. increase their tates.
.see,,., ,
MU.ON, Montana, November 16
(Associated Preaa) Hiah prices of sil-
ver may cause the resumption of opera
tions in a number of abandoned silver
properties in this s?ctiou.
In the vicinity of Argentina, mining
men say 'are many that would prove
profitable under present prices. In the
old days this was one of the largest
silver producing districts In the state.
The slag. dump from an old silver
smelter ia being shipped or resiuolten.
It is said the return from this are high
in silver, with a small percentage of
in ill 1 1.1 II n m i
I rimrnT n nun
'wm uii'ib
If Military . and Political Situa
; tions Are Not Entirely Satis
factory Collapse bf Submarine
i-Menace Balances Them
Defeat On tea Universal, Pern
. anent and Irretrievable V.'I.nO
' ' Land Successes Are ButJc.Ti
potary and Partial ? ,
WASHINGTON, November 16
. (Associated Press)
Complete collapse of the German
submarine campaign ',-whicJi 1.3
terms the rjreatest news zlr.zti
th6 advent of the United "States
intd the great War is scca by
Arthur; Paflerv the 'Erit::Vvvar
expert, and its effect to! i of in a
public statement which t.e iscLi.
yeitertJayA 'lo'Xhitatcmcr.t h2 .
aid: -i: '
l ."Anything that Is unsatisfactory "
ri . at. il L -a -a
in me military or ir.e poi.ucu s.i
uations in Europe Js offset and
balanced, by ; the. extraordinary '
news that the-German subma
rine: Campaign . has t suffered a
complete break down. It is great
news indeed, the most moment
tous pf any that has been an
nounced since the declaration of
,war by the United States. It ap
pears to have broken down al
together. For several weeks past
there has been indication of this
in the weekly reports from tho ,
British admiralty but none such '
as last week's report, shows. ;
'"Germany's defeat on the sea '
is final, universal and permanent. -Her.,
land successes are ; local
partial and will be only tempor- l
aryi :viY,V. v . '.' U -.
'The defeat-of Germany on -the
sea, and that is what the col- t :
lapse of her submarine cam- :
paign upon which she has relied ,
so steadfastly, means that the i.
share of the United States In the
war will be decisive. , -;
"Not only do the reports of ;
smaller losses of merchantmen .
indicate the . defeat ; of Teuton
submarining, there are also clear
Indications of it in the steady
and rapid movement .of - the .;.
troops of. the.. United States .
across the Atlantic without the
loss of a single transport while
headed east and without the kill
ing of one American soldier, 1 -, - ; ;
Germany's defeat novv .that .
the submarine menace Is con
quered, is inevitable." .
' No news ia many months has create J
s profpnad oa impression in ahippinj;
Mid commercial conters as did that pub- ,
liabe din yesterday morning 'a riapera ia .
onneerioa wun tue report of the Brit-
e report of the
ih admiralty oa the week's losses br
submarines. The -ioee was termed at '.
moat negligible. The papers eontrasfr
rd. these losses with those of the early
days of the Hua campaign and eve "
down to wore reeeat weeks and fom
mented oa the low record tot two uo
ressive weeks.' , .?;..,- ,-.'., ,
Ke ports from Washington tell of the
satisfacrion which the sews brought to
government officials. . i .,'
PaUen gives eredit to the splendid
work of the destroyer fleet and pointer
to the fact that sine the advent of tha .
American wineroa the decrease hita
beea . noticeable and coutinuoue. - j

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