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Poilus In Fiercest Fighting World
Ever Sasv Hold Against German
Hordes Attempting to Force Way
. Toward Paris
1 EV YORK, June 12 (Associated Press) At the close of an'
other, day of fighting such as the world has never seen before
the French defenders of the Compeigne line guarding Paris were
still carrying on yesterday their ceaseless slaughter of the German'
hordes being poured out against them In apparently inexhaustible
numbers, whose sheef weight is
The slaughter all aldhg the
south of Montdidier and Noyons
blank range the French artillery has swept regiment after regiment
f gray coats away, only to have them replaced by fresh regiments
for the slaughter. French and British machine guns have mowed
the advancing Germans down in
cd and bleeding dead, only to have fresh ranks of Muns come on
over the bodies of their comrades.
On a wide section of this
miles between Rubescourt and St.
swung torwarrt in a sharp offensive that swept the Germans off
their feet, driving them back in confusiu and regaining for the
French the village of Belloy and
between Lourcelles and Monterrter.
were taken and a number of big
dead among the defeated Germans on this front were very heavy.
The French struck savagely, the poilus welcoming the chance from
the defensive to the offensive and
ed teeth.
On the French right great
forward and although repulsed
kept coming on until the French were forced back upon the Oise
at Machemont and Bethancourt, for the possession of which points
hghting ot the most desperate nature is now going on.
Several-violent German efforts to advance at Chevincourt. south
of the Matz River, in the center of the battleline, were thrown back
with such losses that it seemed incredible that the attempt should
be repeated as it was.
Summarizing yesterday's fighting on this front, which all cor
respondents agree in describing as the fiercest and bloodiest of all
the great war to date, the French defeated and drove back the Ger
mans on their left, checked and- defeated 4hnv on -the center but
were forced back on their right despite the most desperate resist
ance and in the face of unprecedented German losses.
The Berlin despatches claim uninterrupted successes, both on
this front and on the Marne. An official announcement of the Berlin
war office says: "Southwest of Noyons French counter attacks
failed with heavy losses. So far in this advance toward the Oise
we have taken ten thousand prisoners, making an aggregate of
prisoners taken since May 27 of 75,000".
Last night's wireless from Berlin stated that fresh French
counters southwest of Noyons had broken down under the heaviest
These reports are partially true, inasmuch as the French lost
ground on one portion of the front, while gaining elsewhere. In
the fighting of the morning the Germans made their strongest effort
in the direction of the railroad between Fstrees-St. Denis and Mont
didier, meeting such a blast of French fire that the effort had to be
abandoned. On this sector the French drove forward H succession
of successful counters, everywhere in their advance finding the
ground strewn with German dead.
Still further to the east on the center a French counter drove
the Huns out of the wood southwest of Marqueglis-;. In this fight
ing regiments of French Negro soldiers participated, making a bril
liant advance with a number of tanks supporting them. The Negroes
smashed every effort of the Germans to make a stand.
Paris despatches state that the Germans are recklessly usinj,
up their divisions in the one desperate effort to smash the Freud'
line and open the way to Paris. losses are apparently not taker
into consideration by the German high command so long as progress
can be made and a terrible price in life appears to be willingly paid
for a short gain in territory.
The fierceness of the German attacks and the acceptance of the
enormous losses which every hour is bringing to them indicates
that the German high command will continue to throw Hun divi
sums forward until a complete victory is won or the German fight
ing force is completely exhausted.
Official reKrts indicate that the Germans are using twenty
divisions, or about 300,000 men, in the actual fighting along the
twenty miles of front, with several other divisions held in reserve
but not yet brought into the fighting except to replace divisions
withdrawn for reorganization. Five German divisions have been
ur imaicu mi iui in me uuun, wiin cacn 01 ine omers Dadly cut up
The nature of the fighting and the resistance being offered b
the French is shown in the fact that on Monday the village of Goiir
selle changed hands six times, each time after house to house
The haul has now reached the critical stage, the Germans
having penetrated the French front at one poipt to a depth of si
miles. Should the French line break it would prove a serious blow
and would affect the safety of the entire French line from the Oise
f the Marne.
' Vssociatel
th:i ; v:ir of
tie.-an her"
I ru..b) The rst run- ing
the Taiiin j! V'ar fabi'c
King Uenrgc
delivered an ad
d :( n
l any
f welcome to the dt-legatea.
import)' ut questions concerned
with the inniii't ft' t
nr lire to liu
difn Ubbcd.
carrying them forward at some
twenty-two miles of battlefront
has been appalling. At point
row after row of writhing wound
front, along the seven and a half
Maur, the French left wing was
the important Genlis wood heights,
A thousand German prisoners
guns captured, while the losses in
fighting and killing with clench
masses of Germans were pushed
tiwfi after time with bloody losses,
During the Biiinincr months mothers
should watch for any unnatural loose
neaa of the child 'b bowels. When ph
eu prompt attcatioa at this time eeri
oua trouble may be avoided. Chamber-
bun -1 lie anl Diarrhoea Remedy fan , North, longitude 149 degrees, 17 min
iilwavH be di'pended upon. For r:ilo uKs West. The cable adds only the
by all dealers. Bouscn, Smith 4 Co., c.p)ituation that a vessel on fire was
I Ltd., agcutu for Hawaii. Advt. buuduud near this point 00 June 4.
After, Skulking For Years In Kiel
Hun Ships Are Ready To Meet
Naval Forces of 'England To
.Decidtf Supremacy' of Seas
4 WA8PJn6t()N; June i2 (A.oolt-
a rreaa) 'in. Herman fleet it being
prepirta ror light to finish with
hih sea fle4s of Britain and Amer
ica, bow' blockading the North Sea.
A Swlaa despatch bringa this In
formation, tho report itating:
"A tqlenrn of an official nature
ha beea smnt broadcast throughout
Germany iavinjr that the German ad
miralty H Voimliioring a big naval of
faairfv. High naval offirera have been
recalled from Nwitrorland and it la
believed that the fleet hni been or
dered put into res, lines for battle.
'The Kieler Zoitung. published at
the great German naval bane, says that
there ia 'great activity at the various
porta where the German high aea fleet
it stationed.
"Th HambuTger Pout quoted Orand
Admiral von Tirpita at saying that he
ia ready now to meet the fleet of
Great Britain again to aettle the au
premaey of the seas."
Official at the navy department aay
that they will not be surprised at the
launching of a sea offensive at any
time by Germany. When that time
come, American dreadnought will be
in the line ready to give an account
of themaelvea.
. a.
Petitions United States and Allies
To Send Expeditionary Force
To Drive Out Invaders
WASHINGTON, .Tune 12 (Assieat
if. Preaa) Russia hni had enough of
lermnii peace and now prefers war as
ieaa dangerous to the integrity of the
nation. Hhe wants to drive out the
Hub invadcra, and is asking the United
states and the Allies to help her.
An appeal haa been received by thn
tate department from the Social Dem
ucrat or "Cadet" party of Russia,
islting the United Htates and the Allies
o aend an expeditionary force to Rua
ia to repel the German invaders and
'rive them otit of the country.
Tie petitioners in asking the favor
ask also that the expedition they hope
'n have ev to their aid he under
'nternational control and that the rights
if Jtussla h guaranteed.
Fuel and Transportation Difficul
ties Cause .
WASHINGTON, June 12 ( Assoc i a
ted Press) The war industries board
announced yesterday that it would not
allow any further increase in the vol
fine of war contracts in the congealed
liNtricts of the East.
This action on the part of the war
industries board is taken on account
if fuel and transportation difficulties
Coutracts are to be diutributed in oth
it districts where the congestion is
less acute, it is announced.
1'AKIB, June 12 (Associated Press)
-The appeals of the editors and re
porters of the newspaper Borinct
Rouge, who were tecently convicted of
treason, have been rejected by the Dp-
peal court. Their convictions lol
lowed that of Bolo Pasha, who paid
with his life the penalty of his trench
"rv. former fremier Joseph Caillaux
is yet awaiting trial for treason, being
accused of being implicated in the
-mine Hun propaganda plot of which
the Bonnet Rouge journalists were
w. a. i. .i
WASHINGTON, Jnne U (Official)
Secretary McAdoo has informed the
1. 111 kern that payments of more than
2,(0(J,000,000 Income and excess prof
its taxos this week would not diaturb
the balHiice (if eredita. Sixty-five mil
lioiiH hnva already been paid of
2,77J3,OO0,O0O due June 15. Arrange
ments are made far Trdepoaiting the
payments tbua preventing flnancinl
strain. Sixteen hundred million dol
'nrs in ccrtilii ates of indebtedness have
been sold, autieipating the taxes.
. w. a. a. ,
PiciftY navigators arc officially warn
ed by a San Francisco eablo, dated yen
tirday to look out for an obstruction
uipii'u, June :--( Associated 1'res) In the nii,t of the bloodieat
fighting of the war and at a tim when an offensive on the water is being
forecast by the German press, a peace offensive is also about to be launched
t x - a, t . ... 1
oy me central l owers. .1.1 '
According to Kerlin advleea, th German government official are now dia
enseing with the high command Of the military force the text of a declaration
or tha Verman war aim, soon to be)
return iui incse ie consmerert ur rue entente capitals n the German peace
term. , '
Count vou Hurian, the Austrian foreign minister, in a formal statement
In Vienna yesterda.v, said (hat Austria deal red no annexation, but did not
expeet that any peace offer could he advanced by Auntro Hungary, eren on
that basis, so long a the Kntent leader continued to cspoutie the view of
Premier Lloyd George, as recently expressed by him.
"80 long as the view of the British premier are the view of the Entente,
Just that long must we light to defend ournelves," said von Huriaa.
Med:cos Petition
Wilson To Retain
General Gorgas
Ask That Surgeon General of
Army Be Not Retired When He'
neacnes Age Limit Next Octo
CHICAGO, June 12 (Associated
M.diV.1 aZs; t. .
eaeion here have adopted a resolution
asking President Wilson to retain
. 1 -i .
vucr uorK. surgeon general or
the armv (iABArit n.ma Ik.
. I l i T
age for retirement next October, but
C- .. ;i
eonntry it wai cannot afford to dU '' 'Mtf i"1'"" " 0,u,h of Mor,"
peMe Vtth' the aervi, eal0f the man I raur Attacking in th.s region with
who K v. .-"1 vage fury, the Tcmmiea hurled the
- . ... . iiiiiiiw vkuhi
ur tho Panama
Zone aa,d rna da it healthful.
w. a. a.
War Can Be Lost In America As
Well As In France,
President Says
WASHINGTON, June 11 (Asaoeiat
ed Press) A atroug appeal to organized
lanor 10 sianj dbck ot the war pro
gram was telegraphed yesterday by
President Wilaon to the American Fed
oration of Labor. r
In urging renewed efforts on the part
of labor in support of Amrica's war
program, President Wilaon said:
"The war can be lost in America
i well as on the battle fields of France.
Ill considered or unjustified interruption
of labor escwntial to tfc war will make
it impossible to win it."
w. a. .
WASHINGTON, June 11 (Official)
Secretary of War Baker, addressing
a contingent of French Alpine cha m
Beurs, popularly known as the "Blue
Devils.'' who nmp to Mia ITrtltoil Riata
to aasiat in the floating of the Liberty
Loan, aaid that the "American armv
was small when vou left France, but
now tt ia more than 700,000. They ami
vou are about to win victory atamp'ng
mankind's approvr.l forever Upon the
true story of civilization."
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Mrs. S. Peiler Dies At Hospital,
Victim of Maddened De
fender of Kaiser
Mrs. Peiler. who was shot down by
her husband at iW4 Hotel Street M011
day afternoon, following an alterca
tion in which Peiler ended hia life by
blowing his b nuns out, died at the
(juecu 's Hospital last night at ten
Mrs. Peiler 's death last night was
the result of a double tragedy in the
'Peiler home which was caused, it is be
Moved, by Peiler 's mind beeoiniffg
sligtly deranged through brooding over
the reports of German (oases on the
Kuropeun battlefields and the fact .that
his daughter, Mrs. C W. Stalcup, had
mnrricd an American soldier.
Peiler was Gorman by birth; had
never renounced his allegiance to the
Fatherland and kii an ardent defend
er of German principles and the cause
that the Huns are lighting for. He has
been in the Islands for about thirty
5 ears aud for a long period was em
ployed us a blacksmith at various
plantations on the I-dnnd of Kauai. lie
was recently employed us a blucksmith
at Wulaluu I In iitittiou.
Deputy Sheriff Asch will hold an in
fluent over the remains of Mr. and
Mrs. Peiler tomorrow.
w. i. a.
Detroit has received more than twice
ns many government contracts for
manufacturing, iisM'mbling rind erpjin
ping motor trucks as itny other citv in
the I'nited Mutes. Orders ncce'iic I l
mBiMifactnrers njj rente r ' m i (ui.i
POO. Cleiclnnd i? a weak second, with
about -f0 ,010,0(10 in contracts. Con
tracts awarded tr, Detroit cnmran'c
represent oalv part of the war wot I
tat is beihj' done in the stat4 of
chigan, as flrmd Rapids, Flint, Lanem.'
and nianv other i ' ie i :11c (loin? ir i u
mouse auiouut of government work.
announced by the government with the
British Smash Hun
Lines and Take
Many Prisoners
ast of Amiens and South of
Morlancburt Tommies Drive
Foe Back Half a Mile Along
Mile and a Half Front
1 IXINDON, June U (AasocUtad
rMi s- oe--
wuh "''"'""'de force, the British have
forced the Teutons back for materia)
gains and hnvo tathere.l in a larire
r m
number of prisoners.
j-k nui-i. . .
ins British oieriitinn were to t
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uermans, nacK along a mile and a nail
front, driving them out of their trench
es rnd forcing them back for half
Many of the fleeing Germans were
overtaken and made prisoner, while
Others threw down their arms and anr
rendored, glnd to escape from the death
tliat followed them.
. According to the official statement
of the war office, two hundred and nine
ty-eight were taken prisoner, including
jive omcera.
The region between Soisaons and
Sheims ia comparatively quiet frost
now, though alona; other parte of the
long battle front the mrmt desperate
nn moody struggle of the war ia rag-
Heavy artillery firtnor in the Tool
sector held by the Americans is report
ed by General Pershing.
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Biir In Congres Provides
Appropriation For Building
Up Merchant Marine
WASHINGTON, Juno 12 (Official)
Contracts for the immediate construc
tion of no leaa than forty concrete
ships of large sige have been let by
the United States Shipping Board.
The forty "stone'' ships are to be
built in five government yarda, con
tracts for eight of the veasela beiny
aligned to each yard
Of these five
shipyards, one, on the Pacific Coast it
'''"dy in operation. Another, on tlif
Atlantic Coast, ia near completion and
will soon be IA ahape to begin constru
tion of the eight concrete vessels as
xignod to it. Construction of three inon
uliip.varda for concrete ahipa is being
The appropriations eomsnittee of the
house of representatives recommend
ed yesterday a bill providing l,7r,l,
701,000 -for the merchant marine. Merc
than a billion dollars additional will
be available from the operation of the
The bill provides 1,438,451,000 for
builliiig ships in the United States
.-.-..0(0,000 for building ships abroad.
$N7,000,000 for establishing shipyardi
and 00,000,000 for operating 'ships
previously acquired.
Casualty List Is One of Largest
WASHINGTON, June It (Asaoeia
ted Press) Casualty, lists from Prance
made public by the war department
today im-ludo the nainea of forty-seven
men who have given Hieir livoa for
their country.
Of these forty seven, twenty-six be
longed to the army and ten to the 01a
rine corps.
Tho army casualty list includes
twenty-six killed in action, three dead
of wounds, three killed In accidents,
seven dead of di souse, forty-eight se
verely wounded and forty-three the de
gree of whose wounda has not yet been
The marine casualty list includes
seen killed in action and three who
died of wounds received in battle
, W. I. B.
WASHINGTON. June 12 (Officiall
---A pluu for pooling the resources or'
tn Tnited States and its co-boUipT
ents for war efficiency has been draft
e l by tho ur induht.iea board. The
1. Inn will be fubniitled to Presidert
Wilson for his 1 nn. 1 ternt ion uu I iji
j .roval.
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Major John B. Brooks Not Expect
ed To Survive Wounds Caused
By Fan In Tall Spin His Com
panion, Lieutenant BardweH Is
. Killed
: BKI LEVU.I.K, nilBola, Jane
(Aswoetated frets) LtarteMat .
Bardwell. of New Terk. wae klTkd.
d Major Jon a a Brook, formerly
head of army aviation la Hsuotaro,
waa probably fatally Injured h-re yes
terday in an aeroplane accident at
Heott fleld. The aviators were attempt
ing a tail spin when their machine
fell to the ground.
Major John R. Brooks waa stationed
ia Honolulu until about four months
ago M head of the Sixth Aero Squad
ron, and was relieved here by Major
Harold M. Clark. Major Breoka was
ordered to duty in Texaa and aasaraed
command of ono of the great aviation
training rumps. He waa regarded aa
one of the American army 'a foremost
fliers, but Honolulu never had aa up
portrjnity to see Him in actios the
army's seaplane did not arrive nntil
after his departure for the mainland.
Major Brooke did ranch during hi
atay here to encourage loeal lntrwt
in aviation and aided the army's pub
Heltv work for thla branch of the
service, making many contribution to
The Advertiser's Aero section.
About the rime he left here hf en
'jagement to Mrs. Denise Mahaa Beall.
laughter of Commodore and Mrs.
Denis Mahan, was announced, and
both be and hia fiancee were enter
tained extensively before the aviator
departed for his new field of activity.
Mrs. Beall left hese later on and thev
.were married on March 3. Mrs. Beall
waa a very popular member of both
army and town social eirelea and their
- '"parture was greatly regretted. Major
Brooks ia about twenty ai v. eara t
Mrs. Brooks waa livinar at he tvia
tion atation where Major Brooks was
on- duty. A ahort time ago ther re
sided in Bt Jouia, aftee going ap
northward from Texas to the new peat,
where he waa injured ycstardHV in a
Frienda of Major and Mrs. Hmoka
who beard the news of the aecideut
last night expressed great aympathy
fot Commodore and Mr. Mahan and
their daughter, whose married life has
inroly yet passed the honeymoon stne
Major Brooks anceaeded Major Carry
te nend or the aeronautical verviee on
Inhu and carried through the necotia
lons for the parnhaae of Ford Island
'or aa aviation base for both the army
vnd navy,, open whose shores, re now
ising the-atructuree to houM-the aea
wd crofUnea. !' He w n -ofthe
irri Army licensed tfpiMta, and while
Sera wore the' ainffla rng of a junior
aeronautical' officer. He completed his
'hreoyear course 1b May, 1918, giving
mm tbe privilege of wenng the two
silver winga f m eniot pilot.
HON Piff B
Sunk By British Ship American
Transport Licks Another
WASHINGTON, June 11 (Official)
One more 'Hun undersea pirate has
been sent to the bottom, according to
a report received here. A British
"hip arriving at an Atlantic Port re
porta that the shot at and apparently
hit and sunk a submarine that at
acked her.
A report haa alio been received that
an American transport won out in a
fight with a diver. - So vigorously did
the transport reply to the attack of
the pirate that the latter decided di
cretion the better part of valor and
w 1 a.
HOUSTON, Texas, June 12 (Asso
iated Press) Lieutenant Boger Mont
ornery, of Mitwlsalppl, waa killed here
esterdav when the aeroplane in which
he was flying eraahed to the ground.
Then It's Time to
Call a Halt
If you drink beer or liouor. even
moderately, look out for kidney trou
ble. Alcohol will weaken the kidnevs
in time and then you may expect uri
nary difficulties, baokaehe, rheumatic
attack, dixzy spells, nervousness, or
sick headache. Don 't wait for worse
troubles. Use Doan 's Backache Kid
ney Pilla. They help weak kidneys,
whatever the cause. Thousands thank
Doan's for quick relief.
"When Your Back is Umc-Hei tern
Iter the Name." (Don't simply ask for
a kidney remedy ask diitin'ctlv tor
Doan 't Backache Kidney Pills and 'ak.'
no other). Doan 'a Backache Kidney
Pills are old bv all drugfjist a"d ,-t ire
keepers, ur will be mailed 00 rneipt
I nco by tho Hcllifter rr-.j: ., . r
Mcnsoo 3w.th a Co.. agents f'.r '
Ha niiiUi LsUnUa. (Ajver: luiuuut 1
BY mm
fins on
Bertrt As Usual Cairns Tt Hart
Defeated Sarmies tr.tS Kearf
Lou But Oairn Is Set Crtitrd
United States Forces i!rKr:,
Praised In 0?fciaJ Stiteset
ol French War OSct
(.criatrd Prra) OC
cial rcpnrt frra Vri inumit t
another brilliant victmy fc t
American Mannea oei the Kara-;
front. At the Mine tim. frvxai
Berlin haa Ix-cn cn ntxt an
cial claim that the Aaneriraaia m
that front have bees ItadTy de
feated, with very heay luari.
Practically no credertce is prc4
in the Berlin claim, ia the kffcl
of past claims to victory over ti
Americans sent out by the Bcrwa
war office which were prmrd
be simple anl clttmy fabrica
tions. Pari., .says that the Aancricaa
brilliantly carried the Ce'.IcH
wood yesterday morning, caftar
ing three hundred pntwioera. Is
the first fighting in this sectioa,
the Marines drove the Ccrrcam
back for a half a mile, capturing
two big minnewcrfcrs and leaf
ing the Huns a footing otxij oa
the northern fringe of tbe turetri.
Yesterday morning they finisJieJ
the job of driving the Germans
completely out
The two tninnewerfers c a p
tured are to be tent to the LVtci
States to be exhibited as the luat
guns taken by the Americans ia
the war. '
A French official statement f
the fighting northwest ol Cha
teau Thierry on the Marne frvnt,
issued yesterday, praises the Ma
rines and other Americans for
the part they have played, "la?
week," says this common krae.
"with strong will and irresistible
activity the Americans continued
absolutely to dominate the ad
versaries they opposed."
The Berlin report of last nig! t
said that the French and Ameri
cans in the Chateau Thierry sec
tion had been reputacd with
heavy losses, while a report seat
out by the semi-ofheial Wolff
news agency says:
("The Americans were defeated
i if bloody fighting. Caught bf a
withering machine gun and artil
lery fire, only a few escaped
through surrendering or through
flight to the rear. After tbe
engagement there were heaps of
American dead in front of Lei
leu woods."
w. a. a
peace worn JL5E
' ' lruaaiaaisni aad the ) f a rm
during pcaca asaoof aatioaa raa svrrrr
oe Drofitbl lata aaraaoay," aaatrtrj
Hui-retarv.Iaainn ia a ara rle-
lay at C'niun Collcm. "AnwunaM
cunuut b avca euaiir4. Brrba
never pcrmitUd a prosais car a tswatv
to stand ta tho way of artia ta
man Kovernmeat dBiwl riHdicsL"
Mr. Iinsing diarltMKMl a wirvlvM av
iaKc showias; that tWartorf ka that
Herlin lntvndel to inunu tsi -'ktk-Ivks"
submarine varforc dratit tkt
wile inn . ledges (ivaa in th huwi
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vTASHTNOTON, Jnaa I. tOft'ial
Two Danich ahipa have beca T'.4
from the West ladies trad, to earrf
gasoline aud keroaca to twitxrUai.
the ir trade board eotee thai t
I'nite l Stu'nn i aot M iled ht re
omi- - ''m- little nst . 1 v
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