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YESTERDAY'S WEATHER VS. fl. WEATHER BUHKAtT July 25. 1018 Last twenty four konrt ralafall T. Temperature Mln. 70; Max. 82. Weather, Cloudy. FOOD FORECAST FOR TODAY One MmUmi and On Wheatleea MeJ VOL. LII. NO. 60 ,' HONOLULU. HAWAII TERRITORY, FRIDAY, JULY 26, 1918. SEMI-WEEKLY. WHOLE NUMBER 4759 HALF MMjLWN HJJWl ABOUT TRAPPED Crown Prince Now Fighting To Save His Army From Second Sedan foch using pincher tactics And closing steadily on enemy Germans Crowding Reinforcements Into Al ready Congested Salient In Effort To Check Allies Long Enough To Permit a Safe Retirement Million Huns Now In Battle Zone PAKIS July 26 (Associated Press) With his ave nues oFescape slowly closing behind him, the Crown Prince is continuing to pour reinforcements into the al ready congested Soissons-Rheims pocket in order to check the Allies sufficiently long to enable him to extricate his army. Despite the heavy reinforcements, the Cierman line contiuued to bend and give, with Foch's forces throw ing back the desperate counters and gaining at all the vital oints. Foch is now using against the Germans the "pincher tactics" which von Hindenburg used so successfully against the Russians and attempted time and again to use on the western front, and already it is apparent that he will,ultlmate!jrjbapture many of the more than half million Gennana Apparently 'witWn.ve.,gra8pvBlu)ttld he succeed in his tactics, the third battle, of the Marne, Which ;6pep.e4xt7Wrre4iay8rago inr a great German "offen sive and a drive for Paris, will end in the greatest de feat qf the great war. ALREADY GREATEST RATTLE The battle has already become the greatest battle of all times. Within the Marne salient at the present time are at least seventy German divisions, this many having leen identified within the past few days. This, even with the lessened strength of a German division, brings the number of Germans in the zone of the present battle close to a million men, all engaged. Opposing these are as many, or more, men of the Allied force. The Germans are fighting with very much less ar tillery than the Allies, having rushed the greater num ber of their guns to the north of the Soissons-Rheims line in order to save them from falling into the hands of the Allies. The Allies have brought up mucJi artillery and nearly every foot of the ground still held by the Ger mans is under shell fire. Every section of railroad avail able for German use is dominated by the Allied gUus. Everv highroad and tram line is being bombarded. EXIT GROWS SMALLER From the advanced positions captured west of Rheims by the British in their latest advance along the Vesle Valley, to the heights southeast of Soissons oc cupied by the Americans, an opening of twenty-one miles is still left for the Germans, but all of it is under artil lery fire, with this gap threatening to dose still further. Yesterday the Americans on the center of the west ern side of the salient gained east of Armentieres and Oulchy le ('hateau and the highroad center of Fere-en-" Tardenois has been brought under a heavy crossfire. From Fere en-Tardenois radiate eight roads, upon which the Germans have depended for the supplying of almost their entire western line since the cutting of the Soissons ( 'hateau Thierry railroad. The American and French guns are now pouring a torrent of shells into Fere-en-Tardenois and that center of supplies must le practical ly untenable, although the Gewnans must hold it or en danger their entie right flank. On the opposite side of the salient, the German de pendence is upon the Fismes-Verneuil tram line, within shelling distance of which are French, Rritish and Ital ian batteries for its entire length MANY ROYS AMONG PRISONERS So far in the battle the French forces have taken more than twenty-five thousand prisoners, over five hun dred guns and a thousand machine guns. Fourteen per cent of the prsioners taken to date are loys of the 191!) class. . The pincher tactics of General Foch, according to the latest bulletins from the front last night, are showing more and more signs of success. Fresh German troops are being brought in the battle and these have been counter attacking at many points with the greatest of fury, with the heaviest of the counter drives directed against the Americans and French in the Ourcq Valley and against the Rritish opposite, immediately southwest THE SOISSONS-RHEIMS POCKET-M.p'.of the section of France where the greatest battle of the year is raging along the . imtf.a,,fifty;mle emi-circle- Th Amerlcins and French are amashing against the Germans on the western side, with British. French and IUUana driving forward along the eart. tha afcject being to hem a half million Germans in. The British yesterday thrust towards Flame to ZSZLSTZJSt T' rlr?1 ?ld r1 " ' the Huns, the tram . WnJ rh M UM 11 hown rmniut from the Marne at Verneull to name The railroad has already i T Artcn Cpt" Amtiares, on the Ourcq iver, but the rtwork of red. centering at Fere-en Tardmols. six mile, oflhe ASJaM aeeta hi. men along waat Is left of his western front. This town la now the immediate objective -tj 4 1 VASS MVi"eneu3urff 7 Rilly j sciM or nhms y i i i ,r'f, "aaaa- EpernayjC 9- . 1 ' Reports - iARIS TELLS OF X VICTORY fr HAND I'AKlM, July 2U (Official by Ansoci atii l'resa) On the Ourcq valley front the fighting procecilfil throughout yos tcriluy with the same general success h on the previous days of the counter offeimi ve. North of the river the Franco Anier i una occupied Oulchy lc ville, ufter haul fighting. In the southern end of the Marnu hii I i ii t the Franco-Americans advanced for three kilometers at certain points, notalily in the region of Dormaus. Southeast of Aruiefltiercs, on the south liank of the Ourcq we hnve occu pied Hill 141 and have won across the Niinteuill stream. We have captured the village of Oo-ni ry and the greater part of tho Tournelle wooiIh anil have extended our progress in the forest of Fere. Our general advance continues under favorable conditions in the Kis forest, north of Dormans. Southwest of Khelms the enemy con tinues his violent attacks between Vri gy and St. Kuphraise, gaining a temp orary foothold on Hill 1M0. By a coun ter we regained this position, taking a hmided prisoners. Official communiques from French hesilquarters announce that tho Allied troops are now within three miles of Fere-en-Tsrdenois. which is the junc tion point for eight roads and the cen of Khciins. The Allies, however, have also been well re inforced, and are holding the (iermaus with great slaugh ter and themselves pressing steadily forward at nearly all ioints ' PARIS HEARS GUNS ROAR Along the two wings of the salient the artillery tir ing is the heaviest sustained big gun battle of the war, tly roar of the fighting Iwing distinctly audible in Paris, fifty miles away. Prisoners taken in the offensive! actions of the Ger mans say that the Germans have orders to resist any further advance of the Allies at all cost and to die fight ing rather than concede any further ground. On that section of the Marne front still held by the Germans there was also heavy lighting yesterday, the Germans attacking east of Dormaus, taking the advanced ! positions of the r rench in the first rush. This grouix was later regained by the French. From Allied Capitals On the Great Battle ter of the German communication sys tem for a wide region on their right flank. The Allies are shelling and bombing heavily all the main towns in the center of the salient, while a few kilometers more gain on their Hide would enable the Allied artilleVy to nweep the entire territory still held by the enemy. LONDON REPORTS TELL OF GAINS FOR DAY LONDON, July L'(i (Associated Ticks) The latest reports from the Marne front state thut the twenty one mile mouth of what i left of the (ler man salient has now been brought un der Allied artillery fire, with the Brit ish and Franco-American guns having all the lines of German retrent well within range. On the went side of the Marne pocket the Franco Americans have strengthed their lime within he past twenty four hours, taking forty square miles of territory between Armentieres and the Marne. Tho Franco American artil lery is now cross firing upon Fere en Tardenois. West of Rheims. on their side of the salient, the British have male gains, advancing past Gueux and Merfy, in the Vesle valley. Press despatches to the Pall Mall Oaaette say that the rumor is current 1 st British field headquarters that the British yesterday morning made most important gnins west of Rheims in the 1 1 i i ( t ion of Fismes, midway between Rheims and Soissons, and that the French have pushed their lines east to meet the British. The extrication of the Crown Prince's army, as tho sit nation stands at present, is seemingly impossible. WASIHNGTON HEARS GAIN IS CONSISTENT WASHINGTON, July 2 Yesterday nioining the Franco Americans advari ced their lines on the Marno salient i A ii.eiuans ad vunced bet ween the Ourcq front, the gains north of the river be , and the Marne, penetrating the encmv mg made by a steady advance, with the positions northwest of Jaulgonne be Gcrinau continuing to retire northward. 1 tecn one ami two miles ! NEGROES IKE HUN GERMAN MONEY WAS LflMENPRESENCE PAIO "FATHERLAND" Showing Made On Western Front So Excellent That Germans Have Cause To Sorrow WASHINGTON, July 25 ( Associat ed Press) Fifty thousand more lie groes have been called to the colors under the selective draft by Provost Marshal General Crowder, and thev will be employed for general military ser ires. The German wireless station at N a uen is Hooding the neutral nations with propaganda in which the Ger mans complain because the Ameiiiau army contains black lighters on the western front. However, British and French news papers highly pruisc the negroes com posing sin h western front detach incuts and say that thev behaved with remarkable coolness during the heavy bombardment to which they were sub jeeted last week and that afterward they repulsed a German attack, French despatches said, so that military chiefs do not wonder that Germany 'Ma incuts" their presence. GROWTH OF NAVY WASHINGTON, July 25 (Official) Sec i clary Daniels announced today that the navy personnel now numbers nunc than half a in 1 1 1 i on men in all brum lie anil will probably reach more Hut ii ,(111,0(10 before the' end of the car. i e 1 . 1 Along the entire forty five mile front held by the French and American forces there were gains during the early part of the day, although the Germans are violently resisting. In their present ad vanee the Kutente troops are paving less attention to the nests of machine guiiM, passing over these and maintain ing a steady pressure on the main Ger man rearguard, leaving the machine gunners for " moppers up" who follow' the main advancing force. General Pershing, reporting on the peiations of Wednesduy, savs that the Editor Admits That He Received Hundred Thousand Dollars For His Services NKW YORK, July 28 (Associated Press i George M. Viereck, aditor of the "Fatherland" which afterward changed its name to " Viereck 'a Week ly" has admitted that his publication wan Mibsidi.cil and paid for dissemin ating the German propaganda which it published ami which resulted in its being barred from the mail and finally suppiessed. Announcement as made from the office of the attorney general of this stale esteidav that Viereck has ad mitted that lie received sums which, in the aggregate, amounted to about tlnii.inio from Hrnstorff uud Duriiha and thai these sums were paid to him for the I'linting of pamphlets and books an t the disscmi uat ion of German propa ga li 1 a. W g. 1. SUCCESSOR IS NAMED TO WEARIED SEYDLER V I l. N A. ,lol - ( Associated l'ie- To sue, eel von Heydlei and to (Hi ic a new intoiiet, Huron hi Mus s-ll. k li'iinrio oiiiiinler of cducatli'ii. Icclcl b Chailes. He ill I to toiui a new go er li tnciit . ITALY STRIKES ANTICIPATiriG w OFFENSIVE BY TEUTOli FOE Shells and Destroys Enemy Trenches and Artillery Em placements and Repulses Foe In Patrol Encounters GERMAN REINFORCEMENTS ARE SENTTO AlfSTRIANS In Picardy British Are Victors In Local Engagements and Allies Gain Three Miles on Twelve Mite Front WASHINGTON, July 26 (Associate Press) Anti cipating the launching of an Aus-tro-German offensive on the Ital ian front, which was indicated by troop concentration and patrol activities, the Italians yesterday took the initiative. There was lively shelling by" the Italians along a considerable part of the front ,uv which ...severe,.'. damage was inflicted. andputrp."eincotnt:' ers of some violence In the Tren tino, the Brenta and the Piave sectors. Karly official despatches from Rome yesterday said that there were growing indications of the imminence of an Austro-German offensive. Many German troops were reported to be arriving in Austria and were being concen trated hack of the line with the evident purpose of a gigantic thrust. Later the despatches from Rome told of the steps taken by the Italians to thwart or to ham per such offensive. The night of ticial communique from Rome said: "From Valarea to the I'renta in the mountain and Asi a'ii sector and along the I'iav from (,'andclu to Zenson, our bat j teries heav ily shelled and dt I stroyed large sectors of the enemy trenches and did much damage to their artillery emplacements. "l.nemy patrols were repulsed at Sielvio, near Mori and at Monte Santa Bella on the lef' hank of the Brenta. "In the air fighting two enenv machines were downed." ADVANTAKE IS WITH ALLIES IN PICARDY LONDON', July 26 (Associa ted Press) Local engagements of some violence 'with success at tending the British arms wer reported as having occurred in tho vicinity of Meteren. Villers Bret t.meau and Alliert, heavy casual ties in some instances being in ilicted on the enemy and a num ber of prisoners and machine otitis taken. At an early hour yesterday iimniin the enemy attacked fou British outposts to the south ot Metered and were repulsed, suf lering comparatively heavy casu alties in killed and losing a few prisi mers. At daylight the Londoners executed a successful raid on enemy trenches to the southwest o' (Continued on Pag 1 Column 3.) . I VI ','