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AUGUST 20. 1918. ' ,
The Week In the War
PROGRESS and' advances, less rapid and less
, spectacular than in the first days of the
Ticardy offensive, but progress that is substantial
ahd may prove far reaching in results as develop
' inents continue1, cat be clearly seen in a retrospect
of the events of the past week on the Western
front which continues to be the chief center of
military activity. v
Fundamentally Important is the fact that Gen
eral Foch is able to continue his armies on the
offensive and to keep the enefny in a state of des
perate defensive. With orders to hold ground at
all hazards and at any cost it was but natural that
the foe should be able to achieve a slowing down
in progress by the Allies, especially as the earlier
advances were so rapid. Human strength and
human ability does not permit of continued as
saults and advances, such as the Allies had scored
up to the first of last week. Munitions and artil
lery must be brought up, communications estab
lished, and there must be recuperation to some
extent after immense strain and intense endeavor.
Yet General Foch keeps on hammering, keeps on
nibbling, keeps on driving wedges now here and
again there, weakening the foe and resulting in re
tirements more or less extensived. These wedges
and salients are being one after another pinched
out and the positions of the Teutons are being con
stantly made more difficult of maintenance and a
general retirement is becoming ever more immi
nent. Thus is Foch pursuing practically the same tac
tics he did in the Aisne-Marne salient when his
offensive in that sector had slowed down some
what. He is pursuing a series of heavy attacks
for important individual posts which he subse
quently connects up and thus makes the advance
feneral when judged -from the total result
' achieved.
; Another outstanding feature of the news has
;en the reports of the weakening of the morale
ofkSe Germans. News reports tell of their readi-
ness to surrender ah'd the' remarkably small casual
ty lists of the-Allies in proportion to gains and
results achieved bear out the reports of the weak
ening of the Boches. It has been reported that
in the Aisne.-M,arne offensive and in the Picardy
offensive to(this time the. enemy loss in prisoners
alone has been'a,s large as the entire casualty list
of the Allies. , y, , ,
: la the week that ha jusit passed ther have been
several voluntary retirements by. the enemy in the
lace oi tn&UMwaitBMi&aavancetioi ine vines ana
in FlanderVnfttircbtidltions have prevailed for
the news reports have on several occasions told of
a falling back on the Lys salient. This evacuated
territory ia quickly taken over by the Allies and
consolidated with the gains that are won in the
actual fighting.
,, News of Saturday night and yesterday indicates
that the retirement of enemy may be materially
precipitated by most recent gains. These gains
were in the vicinity of Autreches, about ten miles
northwest of and equal distance south of Noyons,
a point that may be termed the hinge between the
Aisne and the Oise fronts. Yesterday the Au
treches heights were taken which gives the Allies
a dominating position at this point.
; But far more important than the length of the
gains is the fact that the foe is given no oppor
tunity to recuperate, to reorganize and to assume
the offensive again. From March 21 to July 17
the Allies were constantly on the defensive and
then of a sudden, when the Germans believed they
had the spirit and the man power of the French
broken. -ame an offensive that has spread and
grown ;;nd extended over more than a month.
Thric are indications that most of the Neutral
nations have believed that Germany would win
and the hour of Teuton victory could not be long
postponed and have governed their course accord-
ingly. This sentiment has quite evidently changed
'recently and a clear indication of the change is
found in the firmer front Spain presents in dealing
.with submarine atrocities. Spain no longer asks,
she announces that she will take from Germany,
' ton for ton, interned German craft, to replace de
stroyed Spanish vessels. The moral effect upon
the'eutrals of the successful Allied offensive is
already great and, if continued, will become enor
mous. ,
y Military observers and editorial writers are be
,, coming more than ever agreed that the tide has
; really turned and the events of the past week have
gone to strengthen that belief. The Prussian war
'lords have been unable to strike again, the entire
plan of their offensive with Paris and the Channel
Ports as objectives, has been shattered. The vic
tory promised to the German people has evapo-
' fated and like smoke before a breeze has been
dissipated. No longer the tide sweeps toward Paris
and the Channel Ports, it has set Berlinward.
Claims of the Teuton war party through the
, press are often amusing as is evidenced by at
tempts to belittle the success of General Foch. A
. Berlin publication undertakes to prove that l'och
has not won a victory and uses his own book to
prove it. This publication says General l'och
maintains that a victory has not been secured iin-
; til the enemy's line has been cut through and he
; lias been attacked in the rear and that having
failed to do this, General Foch has failed in his
' i "But there is a tendency in the German press to
recognize that the Teuton arms have sustained a
reverse and the prospect of a Teuton made peace
Jias beeif sieicl. When this becomes recognized
: !y the German people and by the Austrian people
iwbaj will be lhe effect? it is agked, .When they
see before them- another winter of coW irM f arrriwej
what will result?' i aryylf.) vrnor.
Ahierican plans, as told by General March, chief
of staff, have a sound that rings true to the Ameri
can ear. He says that without, being aware of it
Britain and France had tired under the long strain
and that now the burden must be lifted from their
shoulders and assumed by the United States.
American soldiers have proved they are equal or
superior to the Teuton shock troops and enough
of them must be sent over to win the day.H He be
lieves four million men wilj do "Mis' but he would
not limit our army to this. Only victory will
satisfy, he says and he voices the sentiment of the
American people. Again he speaks for them when
he says that nothing shall be permitted to stop the
victory and that it must be achieved at the earliest
moment by means of irresistible pressure.
In Russia the situation is still somewhat ob
scured but the indications are that the Allies "have
outwitted the Hun. The news from Northern
Russia during the week has been distinctly en
couraging, including the formation of a new gov
ernment that is avowedly friendly to the Allies.
In Siberia the news is equally satisfactory and the
announced plans for the Siberian expedition are
already reaping results.
Without warning came the report of the arrival
of British forces at Baku, where only recently the
Germans were reported to be about to take posses
sion. This information was startling in its sud
denness for the force must have crossed (north
western Persia to reach Baku and indicates a
breaking down of opposition in that direction.
Such occupation will seriously interfere with Teu
ton plans for securing oil from the. Baku fields and
is of much strategic value.
It is indicated that Teuton plans to draw upon
Russia for supplies and, if necessary, for man
power, have, been thwarted and that the Hun may
be called upon to weaken the Western and Italian
fronts to; maintain the footholds which they have
secured! .ja Russia.
In ItaJy such fighting as occurs is usually pre
cipitated by the Italians and has resulted in Italian
victories. In Albania and Macedonia there has
come another lull.
Summarized the developments on the Western
front, in Russia and in Siberia all tend to strength
en and encourage the. Allies and to indicate the
passing of the Teuton hope.
w, .v
"Food- Conservation - Wins
TOYOU" 'tidings' ' are 'those contained in the
af Statement issued in London by Herbert C.
Hoover, the United States food administrator
After looking thoroughly into the food situation,
after conferences with the food controllers of the
Allies extending over a period of three weeks, he
expresses himself as satisfied and says that the
danger of privation has now passed.
This does not mean that conservation and
economy can end. By,no means, but it does mean
that severity of regulations can be considerably
relaxed and that with reasonable economy there
will be sufficient not only to maintain health but
also to maintain the comfort of the armies and the
civilian population.
There is to be a universal war bread, it is true,
but our Allies will not have to ration bread, just
as we have avoided so doing." With meats and
fats it is similar. There will be a larger supply for
our Allies and this without our depriving our
selves unduly.
This, Herbert C. Hoover has brought about with
the patriotic assistance of the people of the nation.
Without that assistance he was powerless but he
was strong enough to win, not to command but to
receive for the asking faithful, loyal, patriotic sup
lort and cooperation of the people. Especially
was it the women of the country who achieved this
splendid success with and for Hoover. Thus the
banishment of the danger of famine is essentially
u woman's victory and to them wirl come, as it be
longs, the gratitude and the praise of the women
and the children of the Allied nations. Thus far
they have done their part and won this battle but
we believe they will not stop now but will carry
on their offensive with an unabated vigor.
John Kealoha, Jailor at Hbnokaa,
ha resigned hid 'position . anil hid ac
cepted a pout with the lionokan Hugar
Company. He will be in charge of the
landing and warehouse of the sugar
estate, succeeding J. llaasoa.
.TJshl Khneshiro, a Japanese lad. of
nix tern, who arrived here recently from
Japan to join hl parents in Hawaii,
wai refused admittance Into the Ter
ritory by the local federal immigra
tion officials when ha failed to pass the
literacy test. Ushl waa ordered deport
ed by the next Orient-bound steamer.
Contractors who Se rebuilding a
road into the ordnance depot grounds in
Kalihi, have allowed a eroaa-street ditch
to sink down until it ia a veritable
ante-spring breaker. It ia unmarked,
particularly on the snakalside of the
ear track.' Thl'f suses auto drivers 'to
smash into it before being able to
slow down.
Most of the Japanese strikers, who
ware discharged from the O. K. ft L.
employmentrfollowing demand for a
thirty percent raise in their wages, ana
a walkout, are now ia new employment
in different parts of the city. A portion
of the strikers retoraed to work un
conditionally, but the majority decid
ed to stay out. '- v
Beautiful weather brought the annual
feast of the Lady of the Mount to a
close early yesterday evening at the
Catholic Church grounds in Kalibr-uka.
Several thousand persons visited the
place both Saturday evening and yes
terday afternoon, the Hawaiian Band
playing on Ifcrta occasions. The booths
did a flourishing business.
Ah Wong, a Chinese arrested Sun
day night near Wahlawa on three
charges of selling liquor to soldiers
was turned over -to the federal author
ities by the city police yesterday. His
bond waa fixed at $1000 yesterday af
ternoon, which he furnished.
The army and navy committee of
the chamber of commerce will meet
Thursday afternoon to consider the re
quest of the officials of the Hawaiian
National Guard that the chamber en
dorse and assist In .the tarniiting of
the new Fifth Begiment,Ti. G. H.
In charge of Mrs.'. Bessie Clinton,
matron, and Mrs. Samuel Mahelona, as
sistant matron, twenty-five little in
mates of the Kalihi Boys' Home will
leave today to visit their parents in
Molokai and give two concerts in Ka
laupapa. They will return on Tues
day of next week.
The commissioners of education will
meet this morning in the rooms of the
board of education to take up the ap
pointment of school teachers for the
coming year, which begins on Septem
ber 16. It is exported, also, that the
commissioners will look into complaints
regarding the June examinations.
Commissions are to tie issued today
by Governor McCarthy to Edgar Hen
riquea.and A. D. Castro, as members
of the land commission. Another
commission is td.be issued also to I. H.
Beadle as a membej the Board of
Appraisers. He ia ty Succeed P. H.
Burnette, the registrar of conveyances.
It was announced yesterday by K.
C. Gonsalves, manager for Oonsalves ft
Co., Ltd., wholesale and retail grocers,
that owing to war conditions the re
tail part of the business had been (lis
continued beginning yesterday morn
ins. The wholesale end of the husi
ness will he continued temporarily, but
may be diseontinued-later. . The brok
erase department, however, will be
Trial of David Kaonohi, a former
Honolulu policeman and rather well
known politician on a charge of selling
liquor to soliliers began yesterday
morning in the federal court, lie is
nnder indictment on two counts. One
of the counts charges he sold a pint
of Whiskey and the other a quart of
whiskey to members of the r ort ituger
garrison. He is accused of demanding
ten dollars for the quart. This caused
a despite between the Hawaiian und
the soldier purchaser which resulted iu
his arrest.
W. I. B.
personals THE 25TH
imp in APTinn AT
w. . .
Plot Is Erased
WHEX charges were lodged against the Ha
waiian swimmers and their management
those charge affected, more than the honor and
integrity of the men themselves for they redound
ed to the discredit of the people of the Territory.
The swimmers were charged with falsifying ac
counts but the allegations meant more for they
indicated that the men had obtained money under
the pretense of helping the Red Cross. Thus the
news was of interest to a far wider circle than
follows athletics and sports.
It is not often that charges of fraud and dis
honesty, when investigate, bring praise fpr the
accused. So Hawaii feels there was more in the
exoneration of the swimtners than the cleansing of
their reputations and takes pride in the news ac
count, generally published in t lie mainland papers
and especially in the paragraph which said:
"In many cases they had appeared at can
tonments and other service camps, and given
exhibitions before thousands of enlisted men with
out receiving even expenses. Xo funds were collect
ed directly fur the Red Cross, but where the Ha
waiian swimmers had competed in connection with
the collection of gate receipts the promoters had
been requested to devote the net proceeds to home
war funds after paying the team's expenses and
other legitimate charges." -
El A. Kaudaea of Kekshn, Kauai, it
in Honolulu on business trip. if
Francis . Gay .was', an arrival from
Kauai Sunday and is a guest at the
Younir Hotel. -'' ' ' .'-.t . -' i
Mr..H. ereiWwrfo;. WrlousM
ill for eome tune peat, has recovered
ana is aoout, aganris fcf 1415:
Judge1 C. WV Aahfot4$ia owv.on
Maiiiy -where1 he W(U, apeiy) Y portion
of hia, annual vacation. . !' ,45
John J. Walsh and' family, of
hului, are guests at the Young fSotel.
J. K. Cockett and family of Koloa,
Kauai, are registered' at the Young
Hotel. , 7.-
Miss Bessie' Cox, bnyer for Feraen
des and Oorrsa, returned oa Saturday
frohfth1 Mainland, after a two months'
trip. During' her stay eathe coast
Miss Cox visited her family In San
t 'Irt 111
Miss Olivia Carvalho, Miss Cecilia
Carvalho and Miss Minnie Duarte of
Hilo, who spent the past two months
in Honolulu, also attending the late
Hummer School here, have returned to
their Big Island homes. . , ; ,
Col. R. MfcA, Schofleld. formerly
depot quartermaster ef the Hawaiian
Department, who hat left for wash
ngton, is ander instructions to report
to the assistant quartermaster general
for assignment to duty. , .
Kirk B. Porter, secretary of the
board of health, will return today from
Hi 10. Bumne HLrfaxeofl,' "president
of the board, on hie way back from
the Big Island, dropped Off at Laharna
last night and will return on Thurs
day to Honolulu. s ; ' ., :
Cn.pt. J. K. Butler, quartermaster
corps, U. 8. A., accompanied by Mrs,
Butler and their son, have .gone to the
mainland enroute to Kansas where the
captain will be assigned to duty at
camp runston. uaptem ' Butler waa
formerly general freight agent of the
O. R. ft Ik Company. .
Vice-consul T. Imai of the Honolulu
Japanese consulate is preparing fqr his
departure to Panama, where ha waa re
cently ordered to proceed to take
charge of a lew Japanese consulate
in the canal cone. He aaya that he is
waiting for his successor to arrive here
from Japan before bit departure which
will b middle of-next month.
" w.a.a, . '
SfihofielfMoiitient? Met Filipino
VVFButlet WmTRefct;En-
y:'v r
r i
Will Visit Honolulu In the Near
The work of the Young Men's Chris
tian Association lias hcen highly coin
mended by the Nations leaders.
Oeneral Pershing siivs: 'Give me
900 men and the V. M. C. A., and I will
have a more effective fighting force
than 1000 men without it."
"When such men as Oeneral Per
shing apeak so highly of the Y. M. C. A.
making better soldiers, its work iu the
building up of the man power of our
Nation ran not be too much impressed
upon every man in Honolulu," suys
Secretary R. J. Velini, "and when he
will be asked to take out a nieiiiliership
in the local association on September
10, he should keep this iu mind; if he
can not use the membership himself,
he is making it possible far someone
else td bave the priylb'RaJ.'hi I IfM'
A meeting to organize the campaign
will lie held this Wednesday morning,
when the secretaries of the association
will confer with the lenders of the- two
teams, "Orb" ami " Cinsoline, " repre
sented by C. Cannon ami J. A. M.
Johnson, respectively, and Ed Towsc,
rhairman of the membership committee,
and Mrs. K. J. Heed, also of that com
mittee will be present at this meeting.
On Friday noon of this week all of
the membership committee will meet
and "set up" the campaign.
' w. a. s.
On August 2ft, Col. Rudolph Kbert,
medical corps, I'nitod States army, will
retire for age, after having served for
thirty-eight years in the medical
branch. Kor the past three years Col
onel Kbert has been in charge of the
medical department of the Hawaiian
Department, coming here in 1914. His
previous tour of duty was as surgeon
general of the western department. It
is understood that upon his retirement
Colonel Kbert will be given a physical
examination, and if qualified, will pos
sibly be carried on active duty again,
assigned to this department.
General Blocksom Inspects Force
Twenty Years' Later and .
Pronounces It 0. K. '
' . -ill .s t.-' tIJUM J i
Can' the old Twenty-fifth Infantry,
our colored regiment at Schofield Bor
racka, light I Should this gallant regi
ment of colored soldiers ever get to
Franee, will It know juat. how to buck
the kaiser's line for a touchdowat It
eertalnly will, but it will think in
terms of baseball rather than of foot
ball, for baseball ia the 25th 's middle
name. ' . .
J is the old regiment do some fight
ing down in the Philippines In the good
.old "Empire Days", aa the old-time
orncera still refer to 1888 and 1899
When Agulnaldo and Pio Pilar and-a
lot ." of ' ether scrappy Filipinos were
bussing like hornets around the Amer
ican forces, and making them lose a
lot of sleep. '
But it seems that baseball and fight
ing are never to be separated from the
lath's activities. Where it got the
baseball fever,, which has never been
eliminated from its- system, probably
only "Andy" Burt ever knew. But it
rot this fever over in the "states"
ong before it ever went over to the
Philippines. :
Long-tegged "Andy"
" Aady" Burt, by the way, was Colo
nel Andrew Burt. U. 8. A., for long
years commander of what he said was
"the' best regiment in the army." He
whs a baseball fiend. It was contagious
and the 25th eanght the infection. Colo-
net "Andy", when not administering
the laws and regulations of the United
States Army In the regiment, waa fig
uring out baseball scores and sising up
his next season nine and seeing to it
that the baseball equipment "waa as
complete as the arms. There is a story
that once "Andy" got so enthusiastic
that be believed be could play on a sack
ba the diamond better than one of the
men, and one day donned a uniform,
Atndy" batted one, a good hot lin
er somewhere out in toe war garden and
theft started to leg it. Baseball ia a
leveler of titles and rank. Baseball
knows no distinctions of persona when
they 'stre in(ibasbll.l,uiorim. And
then from the aide lines came the melll
Auoue tones of a eoacher: "Go it
Andyl .Bun yuh long-legged snn'of-a
gunl Bun yuh "
And tbea Andy quit. Je remember
ed that he waa a colonel; well, after
that, he contented himself with picking
the team.
And so it happenod one day down at
La Lorn a, near Caloocan, along that
famous Uae wmen the volunteers estab
lished from the Water Wiorks through
Caloocan and La Loma and further, and
opposite them was a long line of Fill
Baseball Staff in Church
La Loma chureh was semi-cathedral,
really a mortuary church, for it was
surrounded by a high, wide wall, full
of oven-like niches in which were de
posited the coffins containing the dead.
Oeneral Burt established his headquar
ters in the church and his office and
sleeping room was the vestry, the door
opening out on a wide field covered with
long grass and rushes and probably
fifteen hundred yards away was a for
est and in this forest were General I'in
Pilar' Filipinos.
-The church proper was a hospital and
adjutant ' office and general lobby. A
bio; hole in the dome and a smashed
pillar near the altar showed where a
shell from one of Dewey 's vessels had
landed one day shot that fell short
when it was intended for their, forest.
On day "Andy" was getting Teady
for some baseball, Tlio big box con
taining the equipment was opened in
the nave of the church. Cots were oc
cupied by ill soldiers. Out came be
masks and gloves and balls and bats.
The prospective team men were an
xiously waiting to be listed.
"Jackson, I don't think you can play
third; no siree," said the general, and
a jaw dropped. And so Andy fixed up
bis nine and
Regiment In Action
Just then .came the rat-a-tat-tat of
rifle firing the bullets plunked against
the heavy walls of the church. .-Bugles
sounded, the general dropped a baseball
and rushed to the vestry where he buck
led on his belt and revolver. The-aick
soldiers left their cots, donned uni
forms and rushed out to join their com
panies.' Headquarters was alive in an
instant. The writer grabbed a Krag
which bad a bayonet attached; then
lifted a belt, also containing a bayonet
from a wall peg, and with this arsenal
started out through a breach in the wall
upon which Capt. J. P. OTieil. now a
brigadier-general on the French front,
stood sweeping the fields with bis
glasses. , He had time, however, to see
the walking arsenal pass through the
breach and whistle, "Johnny, get your
gun, and your sword and your pistol
whereupon a part of the ordnance was
A battery at that instant, which was
masked in front of the wall, barked
and a shell tore through the rushes and
exploded in the center of the field. The
guns ware served rapidly and, being
worked Tanwiae, swept the rushes which
were then filled with Filipinos. They
bad been discovered by an alert sen
try and that started the fun.
Manv Janannse flshinir unmans re- I The regiment, by companies, wss
turned yesterday from their fishing soon in motion and started forward, the
trips, bringing in a big haul of 18,000 j men stooped to work the same method
pounds in all of ulua, elm, opakapaka, the Filipinos bad begun. Then came a
kahala anil manv other varieties. Tbe - yell, ror a company naa come uimnai
prices of fish which have been extreme- in contact with Filipinos and rMirted to
lv high lately, are gradually dropplna. ruak them It didn't last Iopj. 1 be
a reduction of aeven cents a pound in Filipino broke and fled for. the forest
general line being noted yesterday. and disappeared, me Amenc-ia troops.
Had Doughnuts and Coffee For
: i Fighting Boys Is An Old
; Salvationist "4
, .1 v.r;.i ,-.,t
lle vff,' ,i!rl; doughboy", just, out
t f ,the trenches.? He was -caked With
mml j lie still wore hi ' steel helmet,
and, lils gaii mask was underneath his
chiri, savs Henry M. U'yde in the Cbl
tr Tribune. He- name into the huge,
half 'rulied Hon, barn close to the
front line and called out "Ma!" '
An elderly woman pushed - aside a
canvas screen which eat eft en comer
of the barn. Her sleeve were rolled
up asdj her band were covered, with
flour, . . - .;..'!. -i-vj- '
"W11, pnnlet". she aaid.
"Got anyof them hot ; fried take .
and coffee, mat"
" Just rfloished a fresh batch," she
said, and a minute later three ,browa
doughnuts and a cup of ateamlng cof
fee were on the table be for him.
Two prominent Japanese diplomat
in the -foreign service of that -country J
are expected by the local Japaaese to
call here in the near future aa route
to and from their respective posts.
One of the two is K. Horiguehl, who
was recently appointed aa the - new
Japanese minister to Brasil, succeed
ing former Minister Hsta, who was
recalled by the foreign office. . The
new minister is expected here by; the
next Houth America bound steamer
from the Orient.
Minister Horlguchi is one of a few
Japanese diplomats who are married
to white women, Mrs. Horiguchi being
a ripanish lady. The JspSnese diplo
mat, his wife and two charming daugh
ters are well known in local Japanese
circles, as they passed through here
a few years ago from the City of
Mexico, where Mr. Horiguchi was sta
tioned as charge d 'affaires. They were
entertained while here by Mr. Eitaki,
then Japanese consul-general at the
local consulate.
Another Japanese diplomat expected
to call here soon is former Minister
Y. Mliura, who was recently recalled
from BtTne, Hwitxerland. He .is now
on his way back to Japan byway of
lhe United Htatea. He is expected to
pass rnrougn nere Dy tne next unent
bound steamer. -
T. Nsruse and T. Ito, the former a
member of the House of Lords in the
Japanese diet and the latter a pro
fessor at the Imperial University of
Tokio, are other prominent men who
will pass here on the next steamer
They have been in Europe and the
United States on governmental mis
Col. F. C. Bolles, formerly comman
der of Fort Shafter, recently ordered
away for duty in a aouthern army
rfliU 'now in command of the 0th
WaiTiryj in the rWrth ' Division, of
the American Expeditionary' Forces.
Nearby is the Fifth Begtment of Ma
rines, commanded by Col. W. C. Ne
ville, formerly stationed at the Ho
nolulu naval station as a major of ma
rines. Under a new army organisation in
France the present leading major gen
erals commanding ' army corps, are to
be advanced to the grade of lieutenant
general. There are now five army
corps and a sixth is to be organised.
Titer,, pre also to be eighteen vacan
cies in the grade of brigadier general
and to fill out the required number of
brigade commanders thirty-six addi
tional brigade generals arc to be
- It waa one of the front line Salva
tion Arrriy hut back of tbe American
sector - in France. The woman ' was
Ma" Burdiek, who, with her hue-
band whom the doughboys know a
t'a," is in charge.
Everybody who comes back from
the American expeditionary force is
singing the praises of the Salvation
Army men and women and their work
in tbe 20 little hut which have been
so far established as close as they get
to the fighting line along the Amer
ican front. And in hundred of letter
and cables from Oeneral Pershing
down the same story of unselfish,
homely, every day human service 1
"We all know the wonderful work
done by the Y. M. C. A. and the Bed
Cross," says Commissioner Estill.
"We of the Salvation Army, hope
that the support which the American
people are giving them may continue
and increase, aa it should. But we
also feel that in our smaller way our
officers in France are doing a work
which does not in any way duplicate
or interfere with what they are doing.
"Our officer establish their Jruta
just as close to the front line trenches
as they are permitted," said Commis
sioner Estill, iu command of the West
ern States with headquarters here.
She Bewa On Button
"At every hut there are women, as
well as men officer stationed. Our
letters and reports make it plain that
the boys in the army, and moat ef
them are mere boys, appreciate grat
ly the night and the influence o' a
good woman right at the front. Be
cause these women are on duty, and7
every , one of them must be a good
cook, wei-arc able to run a little lunch
I counter in each of our hut. What it
means to a tired and dirty Doy jnst
out of 'the trenches to get a hot cup
of Coffee or cocoa and a couple of
doughnuts or a piece of home made
apple pie! Think whit it would mean
to you if you wore 3000 milea from
home and mother and were only nine
teen years old.
"Then our women are glad to sew
on buttons for the boys, even to darn
their socks. 'Ms' Burdiek. for instance,
is a real mother to hundreds of our
young Holdiers.
"I am sure we will all agree that
the influence of a good Christian wom
an, under sucn circumstances, is enormous.
"Judging from some of our finan
cial reports our men and women work
ers in France arc not always careful
to collect the nve or ten cents which
we are supposed to charge for the
little lunches served in the front line
huts: In fact, I know that no tired
and penniless soldier is ever refused
his coffee and sinkers simply because
no nnsn t got the price."
' w. s. .
The two American infantry regiments
ordered from tbe Philippines to Siberia
are to be commanded by Colonels H. D.
Ntyvr and Tsggart, according ,to a
Washington despatch of August 7.
Colonel Styer recently passed through
Honolulu on his way to Manila, and
Colonel Taggart was formerly in the
army transport service, passing through
Honolulu frequently. Colonel Htyer's
wife is a granddaughter of the late
Admiral Wilkes, U. S. N.. who dur
ing the Civil War atopped the steamer
Trent to take off Messrs. Mason and
Slidell, confederate agents.
the 25th Infantrymen, stopped at the
edge of the forest and return t to I .a
l.nmu church. Meanwhile, the Iflth In
fantry, on the 25th 's left, with head-.
qi.n;ers near Caloocan, was prepared
to si pport the 26th, but the latter hid
flushed tbe job.
Blccksoov Bay O. K.
Oh, yes, those boys fought then and
rai. ;i;ht now. Colonel Carnahnu is
commander now and believes just aa
fleiK'al "Andy" did, that it is a fine
regiment. General Blocksom, who In-s;-cicd
the big regiment a couplo of
wei-ks ago, said he was pleased with its
nppeiiranc.e of efficiency.
A night or two Bfter that fi'i'it, whi-h
. c "ii red about October 14, 1899, a sen
try paced up and down the platform
of the rear of the church, in front of
the general's door. The general's
guests and two officers had retired for
the night, but the general had a whist
habit. It wss his hobby, next to base
bull. He played solitaire when he
couldn't play wrist. Lighting a eondle
he played solitaire. His door was open.
I looked up from my cot and asked how
the game was going, when "sput" a
bullet flattened against the lintel of
the door. The general's hand closed
down on the candle flame and the
place was in darkness.
"Hear anything, Johnsout" asked
the general of the sentry.
"Specs' a gugu took a shot at that
candle, general; you take mah advice,
goneral, and go to bed,'.' and the gen
eral obeyed his, subordinate. You see,
tbe general iRud bis. men knew on an
other as a bunch of good fellow know
-each other as pal.

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