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AMIINOl ON. September 4 (Arutri tress) Reports
from the British front last night indicate that the German
retirement is getting beyond control of the German general staff
and is becoming more or less of a rout along a great part of the
front as the full extent if the disaster to the German divisions in
the north becomes known to th armies alonr the Somme anH ni-
It is confidently oredicted here that the Hindenhuro- line will
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not anoni even a resting place
tan ot uoitai, i ainnrai and M. yuentin may be expected very soon
The tlritish victory on the line
of I .ens appears to be complete,
confirmation of the capture of the latter'city. The report sent out
jesu-rdav that Lens had been entered and taken appears to be pre-
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mature. The Trench official report says that there is fighting in!
the suburbs of the battered town, while General Haig's official com-
minmiucK mention only a sh'ght advance of the British outposts at
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Along the greater part of the Wotan line, however, the Germans
ar..- in full retreat for the shelter of the Canal du Nord. Tliey are
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evacuating all their positions between the canal and the Drocourt-1
Queant line, destroying what they
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ine onlv isolated erouns of machine run men to cover the retreat.
The resistance of these machine
n.ivccr, a mcir jioMuiuns arc oeiecieo ano tanks sent
against them.
British guns are being brought forward rapidly and" the retreat
ing enemy is being kept under a constant fire, while the German
positions east of the canal are, also being heavily shelled.
Germans captured yesterday on this front say that they have
been without food for four days, their commissary having broken
down completely. Gunners also state that they have had no shells
with which to reply to the British fire or with which to hold back
the tanks. The number of prisoners taken along this section is not
yet known. One British army yesterday morning had passed six
thousand captives into its cages.
every branch of the service; indicating the haste with which the
German commanders threw every
hold the British back.
The British advanced generally yesterday along the whole front
from east of Arras to east of Peronne, the Germans offering very1
mucn weaner resistance since the loss ot their ..yueant-Drocourt
positions, which had been boasted of as impregnable. The British
are sweeping to the northeast in the direction of Douai; the Cana
dians are driving towards Cambrai from the northwest and the Australians are
advancing towards the same objective from the southwest.
The mashing. Bf, the Gjsrmaa.lUe on the , Quaaat-Droeoart sector on Men
day was followed up yesterday by the British, who attacked again at dawn
and Itegaa systematically mopping up the country, driving out and captur
ing th' marhiae gunners and rounding up the German stragglers. The general
advanc waa made along a front of thirteen thousand yards. By noon the
illages f Saudemoont and Recourt had been taken. These are a mile and a
hlf ear of Iury. oo the South bank of the Beaaee, thin advance being aimed
at the renter of the Donai-Cambrai road.
To the Kouth the town of Queant waa taken during the morning and the
CuiR.lisn battalion pushed on in the direction of Cambrai, capturing Pron
ville and reaching and occupying Doignies, Velu, Bertineourt and Bocquigny
by one o'clock, making a maximum advam-.e of four miles along a twenty
mile front.
Noreast of Arras the British took Hamblain and Lespres south of the
Scarpe, while north of the river, in the direction of Lena, the village of Neu
reuil a tuken. By last night the British were well to the east of these
Throughout the afternoon the general advance eontinned from the Sensee 1
River south to Peronne. The general line from west of Douai run south from I
Ian-Iuso, on the north bank of the Sensee, six miles southwest of Douai, '
. nruiiKii nniiiHiicoun, narane, neaumetz-iez-uamhrai, Ypres, Manancourt, Aixe-i-ourt,
where the British crossed the Canal du Nord, and to Bussu, two miles
(Hut of I'eroiine.
On tlie front iminefliately north o Fcroune the advance was general along
a front of mx mile.i, thV advance being an average of two miles. Bertineourt
was taken early in tho duy and les Mesnil, southeast of Les Tranaloy, fell
during the afternoon. Btween the present British line and Cambrai the Ger
mans nppear to be preparing for further reverses. Last night the British at
Bertineourt reported great fires throughout the Uerinan lines ahead of them
The LvH salient has now been virtually wiped out, the Anglo-Americau
unit nuking general steady progress all the wav from Vpres to Bethune
straightening out the wide curve, although the Germans still hold Armeutieres'.
The Allies yesterday completed their captures of Neuve Chapelle, Riehebourgu
St. Vaast, Steeuwerek'and Wulverghem, all close to the original line when the
GerniHiis launched their drive for the Channel ports. At Neuve Chapelle the
British outposts are, in fuet, east of that original line.
wii meir secuou or I lie western line
Ireu. li yesterday crossed the Somuie near
gained a foothold east of the Cuual du
nrawiug rapully along the front from
dressing stations are being hastily cleared and convoys of supplies and muni
tions arc being withdrawn towards St. Queutie. Allied airplanes are hai-rass-ing
this retreat.
Many Building Burned. Large
Number Homeless
SALT LAKE CITY, I tah, September
3 - ( Associated Press) One hundred
and fifty persons are homeless, and sis
teen business structures and twenty
i'ii;ht duellings nie aHame as a result
of a pcrious Ore' in the town of Bing
ham, twenty vmi)i4 weet pf here. The
property damage will reach 100,000.
Hiughiiiii is probably t'tah ' largest
mining center, tho famous (Ttuh Cop
per r o 111 1 in ny mines being located 00
Die hillsides surroundiug the town,
l ocated in the district lire the proper
in'" ot the Mootaru Binghmu Co. in
which a large number of Ilooolulani1
lire stock liol'lers The Ohio Coi""-r
company with which Montana Ming
ham may be merked is at thetoun of
fhe town itself consists of a street '
several miles long hemmed iu by
mountain cliffs ou either side. ThU '
street exteud for several miles through j
the miniug districts, located a the,
hillside. :
Is Fast
tue ;
Realize thevTruth
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lor.ine oeaten armies ana tnat the
from Queant north to the doors I
although there is as yet no official
can of their supplies, and leav-
gun nests is gradually becoming'
These men are from practically
available man into the line toi
Imtwiun the n o...l .u..
EDenaucOurt. close to Kalw. ami .1.
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Nord. Paris reports the Gorman. .Ill
Ham to Guiseard. Their hr,Hi. ....1
WASH IN GTON , September 4 (As
sociated Press) Following a mi....
ce w ith President Wilson at the
White Rouse vesterday. Provost Mar
snai ueueral Crowder announced that
here will be no changes in the basis
mm Hum taviuu uraris. joe
general rules that prevailed for pre
vious draft will apply under the Man
Power . Act under which youths be
tween eighteen aud twenty one and
men between thirty one and forty five
are liable for military service.
time to air service
NKW YORK. September 3 -(Associa
ted Press 1 John D. Ryan, copper imig-
nate and head of many larire businesses,
has resigned the presidency of the Ana-
eonda Mining Company to devote hi
whole time to the air service. Ha is
head of th aviation production de-'
partmeut ot th division of aeronaut!,
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.Haig Expected German Counters
i To Regain Queant Positions
London, September s (Aoeitd
PrensJ-lenffil Jwttlg's tifflciat com-
mnnique on roe mitisn victory east of
Arras on Monday savs: i
QUen ha been taken. Along the
Droeourt -Queant line the enemy ha
been heavily defeated and is retiring
alonyrirtnally the whole brattle front,
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enemy win aesperaic y sees: to recover
hi Dxoeourt-Queant position, th. lot.
of which-Involve, the evacuation of the
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le lOS
'o1 nelda of Northern France and per-
hap the Flemish count
BEBLIN, Beptemher 3 ( Associated
rT-Thi Z Trrr7 ofThe
t fighting in Northern Trance and
'""d1-. -rven out yesterday by
'be wat office, is:
"Southeast of Arm. the RHti.h h.
succeeded .with strong;, superior forces,
ln,tbr(inK brk ou(r, infantry on both .
1"0, tn Anns ( nmbrai road.
"Kortheaat of Qeant and on the
northeast edge of Seuvrenii we have '
ho.,?vlh6 VT'a ' thn,-BU- .
"trench and American forces and
Moroccans, after nu artiiierv preoara-
tion- "ave attaeked our line, along the
f ilea m w A ll am Ailna ft
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AI.BANY, New York. September 4
(Associated Press)' Governor Whit
man, at a late hour lnxt night, war
loading Attorney General Lewis by two
to one for the Republican nomination
for Qovernor.
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The I
Vossische Zeitung of Berlin says that I 'nK men
the German Empress is still very ill, Mr. .In
new cotnplieationn in her condition
having arisea.
w. a. a.
AMSTERDAM, September 4 (As
aoclated Pieea) Tae German gen
eral ataff aaa traoaf erred lta head
quarter from Spa, Belgium, to Ver
vlerea, a little forthw north.
w. a. a. .
Two new poster applicable to the
coming Fourth Liberty Loan Campaign
were received by Manager Guy H. But
tolph yesterday at. the Liberty Loan
headquarter on Merchant Street One
ia a simple one, delineating the mark ot
a blood-stained hand and below the In
scription: "The Hun, His Mark! Blot it Out
With Liberty Bond."
The other poster ia a more elaborate
arid ambitious one, representing a wo
man stretching out an appealing hand
while attempting to protect three chil
dren from some unseen danger, on which
is the following legend:
"Must Children Die and Mother
Plead in Vainf Buy More Liberty
When the First Hawaiian Infantry
Band, ut Fort Hhafter, gave its big con
cert, with mob singing accompaniment
at the last, in the Fort Shafter Aero
dome, one of the interested ones of the
audience was Captain Henry Berger, for
forty years leader of the Royal Ha
waiian Band. It. ws ,noticed that
Captain Berger applauded several time
during the evening.
Father Valentine conducted the mob
singing and also referred to the pres
ence of Captain Berger, who met Lead
er Tito l.iparfiti after the concert and
proffered his services in any way in
whis'h lie could ,heti. The Captain
stated that there was excellent ma
terial there for a very fine band and
congratulated Band Leader Lipertiti
un what had already been accomplished.
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IS 11,137,000 BALES
WASHINGTON. September 3 (As
nted Press) I he agricultural d-
tuient forecasts this year's cotton
..Pill. Ill 11 I t. Illlfl I 111 I. m nu.h AS.IIII.I
lent to 500 pounds. This is 55." per
cent of the hoiinnl.
w. a. a.
WASHINGTON, September 3 Olli
ciail -The Swedish minister nt Helsinu
for has informed the state department i
thav ntc conduct has been granted
citizens of the Allies countries for
pasMige thi'ouuh Finland on their way
f II III l( (l-l-IU.
COPKNHAGKN, September 3 A
Mciuted Press) Physicians at Mos
cow consider the crisis passed for Pre
mier Leuinu, who was shot and severely
wounded by a woman revolutionary lust
week. He is expected to recover.
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WASHINGTON. September 3 (As-
sociated Press) Nearly a million mit.
road employes share in waire increase
which Director General MeAdoo ap-
tiroved today. Traek laborers, main-
ew-e clerks aad atation agent ar
Nearly Thousand Iflv
Casualty Lis ts
Announced Yesterday
Number of Killed, Wounded and
Missing Is Largest Made Pub-
lio In One Day Since America
Entered the War "
WASHINGTON, September (As
sociated Preai) Casualty lint made
public yesterday were the largest alnee
America entered the war, the aame
of nearly a thousand American" sol
diers being Riven aa dead, wounded
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it y n a sua vra wars bti i i an astiaa
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t l rum vtner oaoiwa, mriuainjr meeasc
and accident 031 were wounded and
SOI miming.
Major Bamnel Houiton, of Baltimore,
wan among thoae killed in action. Cap
I 'ln j6,nB 'Vei . PottaTtlle.
l'ennsylvania, and Captain L. H. Gift,
of Peoria, Tllinois, were severely
wounded. Oaptnin Karl Jay. Dodge,
of fiarien, Wisconsin, fend Captain Hny-'
der, ot Los Angeles, sustained wounds
the seriousness of which has aot bee
determined. Captain John Forrest
ftoodman, of Bidgewood,' New Jersey,
is among tne missing.
Five Men a Month
For Overseas
Needed By, Y. M. C. A.
Hawaii is being called upon to for
nish at least 'five men a month foi
I v vr r a .t.i
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or in the mainland cantonments. F. A.
Jackson of San Francisco, secretary
of the personnel committee of the West
ern Department, ia in the city and
yesterday met with the local commit
tee which is to have charge of seeur
acksou eaid that at least fin
thousand men must be sent abroad b'
the1 first of the year if the Y. M. C. A
work with the army is to be maintain
ed. This means at least one thoo
sand men a month for the whole eoun
try. The local committee ia chargi
ot' the work is composed of A. F. Grif
fiths, Frederick Lowrey, Rev. A. W.
Palmer, Dr. A. F. Jaekaoa and. William
Thompson. Lloyd B. KUlam, territoria'
secretary, is the secretary of the com
mlttee. In discussing the matter Mr
Griffiths, chairman of the committee
said that only men we are over thlr
ty-one wiH be accepted for this service
"Men are needed' he said, for three
typea of service. , . . .
' ' In th first group are tho who tJo
regular secretarial wock.Jn 4ha T H.
C. A. hute. These men orcaniae the
activities and render personal servir
to the troop. The second group arr
the men in charge of the. eaateee
The Y. M. C. A. ia handling all of the
post exchange business, whieh nteanr
a turn over of approximately oae hun
dred million dollars during this year
.The third gronp of worker are thoae
who will either drive or repair auto
mobiles. The large caateea aervice has.
made it necessary for the organization'
to operate a large fleet 4i motor
"While th(f War Work Couneil doe
not pay salaries for its workers, it payr
traveling expenses and living- expense
oversee!., aad makes n allowance for
the maintainenee of the home in esse
this is necessary. Of course men who
can pay their own expenses are sent
but it is not the policv of the War
Work Council to limit its workers tc
this irroup.
"Since the object of this work if
to strengthen the morale of the troops
it is vdf evident that only men of
good moral character need apply for
this service. While our committee hs
not fully decided what quota it wil1
accept, it has tentatively agreed tha'
it will try to secure at least five mor
a month for this work. Anyone who
i interested in securing informatior
about Y. M. O. A. service either over
seas or in the mainland cantonment,
can apply to any members of our com
mittee or to the secretary. Mr. Killan
at the Nuuanu Y. M. C. A."
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unnriTrn nmim in iim
A preliminary organization meeting
"f the "Greater Honolulu" Commit
tee wh held yesterday morning at the
Commercial Club at which were pres
ent C. '. Graves, chairman; P. M. Pofld,
.1. Krhnger, F. .1. I.indeman, W. ' J.
SehultKe. L. Van Anderson and Fred
J. Hal ton.
It ws decided to launch an educa
tional campaign as tu the present and
future needs of Honolulu and of the
Pacific Chairman Hurley of the Uni
ted states Khipplng Board wrote to this
and other Honolulu organizations, and
hv tuy demonstrated that this is not
a ooestHin of mere local importance
but that 'he trade routes of the world
will be affected by the facilities Hono
lulu offers to shipping.
Innsmiich a this is undoubtedly a
roniiminity affair it woe decided to
write to the chamber of commerce mari
time affulrs committee offering to af
filiate with them so that by the strong
est possible cooperation the best re
sults for the community and for Paci
fic, shipping may bo achieved. Not
only was it within the province of this
committee to foster trans-pacillc trade
but to create it.
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Treatment for Dysentery,
Chamlierlnin 'a Colic and Diarrhoea
Itemedr followed by a dose of castor
oil will effectually cure the moat stub
1 '.rn , Hs, of dysentery. It is espe
u'lv 'ood fur mi miner diarrhoea In
HM'en. For sale by all dealers. Bn
eMi Hmf'h a Co.. Ltd., agent for Ha
waii. Adv.
Hsu Shih -Chang Believed Prob
able Winner
TOKIo, September 3 (Special to
Nippu Jiji) The presidental election
of the Chinese republic will be prob
ably held on September 7.
. President Feng Kno-Chong recently
announced hi resignation a the bead
of Chinese affair and refused to become
a candidate at the coming election.
Hsn Shih Chang, formerly premier
mder the late President Yuan Shi
Kal, is the most popular man among
many president! eandidatea. Hi elec
tion aa the next president is consider
d at a certainity.
Premier Tuan and his cabinet are
eported as resigning. The political
dtuation in Peking i apparently mock
ion fused.
Premier Tnan is himself a candidate
'or the presidency but hi success at
: he fonflng election is generally doubt
While the Peking government Is ex
erlencing a political crisis, the South
rn or revolutionary government at
?nnton is adding to its strength rapid
y. The revolutionary forces in Fuklten
ad Honan province, won victories in
he recent battles over the Northern
rmies in the two provinces. The Pek
ng influence is fast waning from the
it fouthe.rn provinces.
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WASHINGTON, September 3 (Offl
lal) The postoffiee department an
'ounces that the first step toward the
Ham may be merged is at the town bf
ice between New York and Chicago
rill be taken next Thursday when it is
roposed to hold a flight of two planes
arrying mail. The return flight will
e made Saturday. The distance of
40 miles is expected to be made in
en hours. The route has been named
'Wioodrow Wilson Airway."
man m I
Men Cable Pershing Pledging
Loyal Support
"WASHINGTON, September 3 (Offl
ial) Employes of a big gun making
laat at Bridgeport, Connecticut, cele
brated Labor Day by giving without
ompensation five hours of their- time
o labor of constructing gigantic una
'or the American army over seas. They
.abled General Pershing that they are
iackng him to the limit.
In'SL Louis, Missouri, fifteen hun
'red munition worker likewise cabled
'eneral Pershing, pledging their loyal
mpport and expressing tke hope that
he Amerieaa troops will return soou
rowned with all the glory and honor
if magnificent achievement. They
elebrated Labor Day by working foil
ime rushing out munitions for the
Is Intended To Raise More Than 1
Eight Billions
WASHINGTON, September .1- (Otti j
ial) The house ways and means com !
nittee hue favorably reported the new j
ar revenue bill, which is estimated to
iiisc .0 1 2.792.0O0, as compared with I
11141 03X000 last year. Nearly 5. I
-.00,000,000 will come from excess and I
ar profit taxes and individual and
orporation incomes.
w. a. a.
WASHINGTON, September 3 (Of
ticial) Government expenditures for
he month of August thus far reported
ave broken all monthly records by
nore than a hundred million dollars.
imounting to 1,7 14,000,000. Later
'eports may increase it by $50,000,000.
Irdinary war expenses amounted to l.
rtfl.OOO.OOO, being 200.000.00flr more
ihan last mouth. This doe not include
-nturday's outlay, which is untabtilat
sd. The loans to the Allies are 24.
000,000, not including Saturday.
WASHINGTON, September 3 'As
sociated Press) .11. B. Walker, presi
dent of the Old Dominion steamship
line, ws today placed in charge of all
coastwise steamships which the govern
ment railroad administration operate
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MONTREAL, September 8 (Asso
ciated Press) Wage increase totalling
$15,000,000 annually have been give to
80,000 railroad employe in Canada.
Having Gained Objectives On State Department Formally Of
Monday They Employed Tester- fert To Assist Czecho-Slovaks
day In Consolidating Territory
Won North of the Aisne
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Reuter Correspondent With Am-
ericans Describes Monday's
Heavy Fighting and Advance '
Against Huns' Resistance
WASHINGTON, September 4 (As
sociated Press)-After furious fight
ing throughout Monday, in which the
Americans gained their objective. 00
the front north of Soissone, yesterday
was a day of comparative quiet for
the SaaimU. , .
.To the north of 1 the pew positions
of the Americans 'the French made a
number of gains, one section of Gen
eral Mangln's army reaching Biehan
conrt, north ef tke Ailette River near
its junction with the Oise, while a mile
south of luilly some ains were se
cured. Oeneral Pershing, reporting officially
on the American fighting on this front
on Monday, says: "North of the
Aisne our troops continued their ad
vance, despite stronir resistance hv the
enemy and took the villages of Ternv ,'
and Sorny. The operations yesterday 1
on this front resulted in the capture "d th Oche-Slovka having in pro
of 572 prisoners, two gun of 105 cation of th Independent purpoeea la
caliber and seventy eight machine present war confided tha luprem
guns. " j political authority to th Cecho-Slo-
Ocnnaa Line An Inferno I T National Ooancll th goremment ef
Reuter correspondent with the Am- United State recognise that a
erican army describes the fighting on ru bUlgrncy aalata between tha
Monday a. very heavy. Hi report Ci echo-Slovak: thus organised and tha
say: Oermaa and Aatr-Hangariaa Emplrea.
"A great battle was ia progress all recognlaei th Cxocho-Slo-
day north and northeast of Soissons rtiL National Ooancll a a sUfaeta bej
where the German are defending the Uxorem g0Trainat, clothed With th
Pont Rouge plateau northeast of Sois antharlty t dlract th xUltary
sons, which is traversed by the Sol M4 poUttcal atralra of the Oxecho-Sle-sons-Laon
railroad. 'The German de vk paopl.- 1. . '
fense is of great vigor on this front "Tk fnuaan f th TJnlted
a. well as the line to the right along fMthr declare that i U pr
tbo Aisne. which the American are P4 ntr formally tnt relatlona
bombarding from tae southwest. wlUl d fact geremnkant thu
"The lines of the enemy, nnder the ftd for th Pnrpoe of proMC
American shelUng, are an iaferno of ttn waz againrt th ooamso nmy,
smoke and dust, while the village Satptr ef Germany and th Emplr
within the enemy liaes are burning like , AnatT-Hungary. i,
vast torches." ' j
The official report of the American . O IBERIANS COOPERATE ' '
activities given out by the war de-1 "
partment reports two loeal ait asks by
the Germane on the Amerieaa position
north of the Vesla east of Flames.
Both assault, were defeated, aad. driven
t ' ' w. a a.
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Nature 1 gradually providing for
th reforesting of a part of Ka
hoolawe Island, think Governor C. 3
McCarthy, who returned yesterday
morning from a twolay visit to the
little Wand acroe. the channel from
Viaui. He was accompanied on the
trip to Xahoolawe by Land Con
sioner Bertram Rivenburrt. Hvdroir
rapher Bailey and Forester udd.
Both the Governor and the land com
miseiewer ware badly burned hv the
nn on Sunday end Monday during
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which they traveled over nearly the
entire Island.
On the western side of the Island
there are thousands of youna kiawe
plants which are now growing
where formerly there was nothing but
hare rocks. Soil has been washed down
from the higher points of the Island
and lodged between the rock in which'
the young tree, are growing says the
He believes that the Island offe-
exceptional opportunities for the
storing of water in the natural reser
voirs which are on Kahoolawe. He is
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"will become m prXcwV.
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iv inn; j ear. ago wnan mou
sands of head of sheep were pastured
The land hoard is to sell a lease on
the Island ia November,
Governor McCarthy says he is satis
fledithat Is order, to eoaserve the-
young tree and grasses now growing
on the Island the goats will have to
le exterminated, herded or removed.
He also belieVes if sheep are placed on 1
the lslnnd thev should be herded away '
from the paits where the young trees
promise to restore the forest of the
The Governor and his partv were
taken to Kahooluwc by Kben lxuv. in
one of the vessels of the Oahu Ship
ping Company. Other llonolulans who
made the trip on thin ovage were
Oswald Llghfoot. Bert Nott. Frank
Hime and A. Gartlev.
land Wouth Coast Kukii Point. Light
reported extinguished, will lie relighted
hk soon aa practicable. ' i)
C. A O. S, Charts 4102, 4117.
r .- I 1st, taeiflr Coat, 1HIS, p.
1H2. No. 848.
Buoy List, lth District, 1017, p. Ifl.
By order of the Commissioner of
Snperiutendent of Lighthouses,
10th District.
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PARIS. September 3 (Associated
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u. ncuiu .lennmr r ujii pa nas maiter Mcuride, or Haual, ar iu Ho
been torpedoed and sunk by a German poIiiU en route to Kan Francisco to visit
submarine. Four Serbian who were their mother, who ia seriously IU oa tb
aboard ar reported missing. Coast.
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In War Against Teutons and
Recognizes Recently Created
National Council .
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Czecho Slovaks Suddenly Appear
In Force Far Inland and Drive
the Bolshevik! From Important
City of Chita, Close To 'Lake
Baikal ','
WASHINGTON. September S (Of
ficial) Th secretary of ttata aaa la
med th following statement formal
ly recognixinjr tha rorernmeo of tha
Osecao-ttoTak people and tha radlsa
of the United (tataa to enter lata a
formal compact for tha carrying oa af .
war.againat Qermany and Aaatra-Han-(ary
aa aa actlv ally of tha Cacho
Slovene. The formal Itatamest ia:
"Tha Oseck -Slovak people having
taken ap am against tha Oermaa and
tha Anstro-Hongarian Empire and" hav
ing placed organ! ed armle In tha.
field, which ar waging war against
thoae people under officers of their own
nationality and la accordance with tha
nUaa. and practises of drlUaod nation..
11 1 1 11 bwuvaw v vivo
( Delayed Associated Free) Authea
tle iaformatioa kaa been received from
Irkutsk, that the Siberian provisional
government now controls- 'th ewtira
stretch of country from th Volga
Biver, in southeastern Busaia, as far
east at Lak Baikal. The Siberian'
provisional government is acting in full
cooperation with the, paecho-Slovak Nc
tioaal Council. .
TOKIO. September SVSoeelal to
I Nippn Jiji) A atroag fere of Cxeeho.
"i8".' "n,c uoflniy appeared at
"Mknjuri, ha erossed th Siberian-Maa
ehunan border ieto Siberia along th
trans-cMocrian raUway and captured the
2? .of Ch't' P"al of TranahaikalU
'"" Bo ahevlkl army.
5V,e,?ri0M Caeeho-HI0ak are from
ladivostok, released from th Kaatera
. C,Dr" mPU pr "'ral Utanl, tb
;'panee commander-in-chief of th AJ,
1 ' exrd uon, following the landing
of !ht Jtnii f .re' . the 8ibri"
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reeded to Maniuri by the East Chinese
railway .via Harbiau...
The city of Chita is-regarded as one
of tha ceuter of the Bolshevist activi
ties in that part of Siberia.- Th occu
pation by the Czecho-Slovaks of th
ity effects an immediate threat on Ir
kutsk, west of Lake Baikal, which ha
been agreed npou a the weatera limit
of Allied military activities ia Siberia.
Oeneral Semlnoff, who at th head of
on anti-radical force in the region
where the Caecho-Slovak have launched
their new and successful activity, 1
reirfirted as concentrating hi big army
at Borzia, ready to cooperate with hi
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w. a. a.
I nri- i crowing indignation among
local merchants over the absolute re
fusal of the government officials of the
snipping bun id to allow i lalnis for pil
ferage snd dnniage to nblpineuts of
gooiU bet n i en Sun Kiaucisco aud lio
noliilu. but even the protest of J. W.
Warren nnd W. H. Mclnerny before tho
board of retail tradea failed to a route
that orgauir.Htioii to united action iu
urging I lint this new srstein be aholinh
ed. Mr. Mclnciuy cited lnstanres whore
at least three dozen airs of shoes
had been pilfered from consignments
to bis shoe sture, and while the claim
was acknowledged by the steamship
company as legitimate, the shipping
board absolutely refused to pay .or
even to give the grounds of refusal
to pay.
In former times the steamship com
pany would have investigated and If
Ibe claim wns valid, it would have been
paid without a murmur,
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