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HAWAttAN GAZETTE, FRIDAY, DECEMBER '7, 1917. SEMI-WEEKLY. v
'Titanic I Struggles fit ;Cam,brai
. and 'Northern -Italy Likely Jo
: , Be Bereytad, Sopn With Austro-
fierman Forces i On Offensive
ALLIES ARE PJREPARED '
. General Byng's.; Positions J Are
Well . Consolidated, and French
and . British i Reinforcements
- - Strenathen Italian 'i Positions
' T 7 ASHINGTON,-December
, 6--(Asspciated Tres,s) In
the. absence of infaritry, engage-
inuicHi (mi arp nnr-wanr rmr
, on, both . the . Indian : Jrohtv,and , in
,; the ; Cambrai sector the : titanic
struggles of last week willbe re
. Runted . vv.ith'. the .Germans as , the
, aggressors. ' -
Taking advantage of the Rus
sian breakdown, and, the, progress
, made ; for an ..armistice ; between
Jlift-frfcs t Russia, and those of
;tos Iw-vif jdrawn forces from
i ili(j,!twis-"Upon which ' they are
' not now . needed and ave hur-
ried them to bolster up- the shat
tered (arce of Prlnr Pnnnrlit
on the Western Front , and to
further, reinforce, the A,ustro-Gcr
man armies on the Northern I tat-
- resuming their thrusts which Irwik
to be the opening ;up of the road
to Venice across', the Venetian
Plains. On the Cambrai front ef
forts are J.p.,be.,,;direc toward
'. . t l . . . r t i
inc destruction 01 oenerar. cyng s
salient. A renewal of the' terrifij:
attacks that have proved so costj
ly to the Teutons is expected at
any time and is clearly indicated
by the increased intensity of th
BRITONS, ARE. READY
; On the Cambrai .front, the' Bru
tish . forces have . been , making
preparations for this, their post-
, tions are . now ..well .consolidated
and fresh forces - have bee(i
brought up from the rear, In this
condition the rivkl armies are
waiting the word 'and a conflict
which will equal or surpass in ii
tensity anything that has oc
curred in the Cambrai sector ap
pears at hand.
On the Italian front the Allied
reinforcements are, now with the
Italians and even with their rein
forcements the Austro-Germans
are in but little better position to
win success than previously when
they outnumbered the Italian
forces three to two and were still
. unable, to break .dawir the. stub
in ue Italian war theater.
uiuug i lie 7ciic milium anu si-
agb sectors, the enemy opened an
artillery fire with guns of all cali
bers' on several hill positions.
Some of these, were taken in in
fantry attacks, vhich followed the
barrages but the gains were re
ported to nave been ol small im
Aviators Are Inpatient
Among the troops or .Britain aud
trance which have arrived .'at the
Ttalion frnnt 6 Vi ra I ai at 1 mi a
of aviatora who are anxiously awaitiug
their opportunity and eager for a
chance to get into action. ; Great Brit
ain cent an especially large contingent
of fliers anil it ii evident that in the
coming engagement the aircraft are
expected to prove a highly imports ut
. factor, ......
irn uniniwiiif ii uiu euein.y , wore re
. ported to have been massed for a drive
upon the Asiugo Plateau aud there
Home small gains were' made. ; On the
Ncrtlic r line- it la apparent. 'that au
effort will le made to cut the line so
as to Hank the Italian'' forces in the
I'iave sector aud wake, the positions of
nriny nloni; the Hrentu Uiiteuabje, tkur
bringing about retreat, This probably
attack in of a similar tactical cuaraii
ter to the title that were' worked suit-t-essfully
ticfore the Italian forees Dual
ly fell buck upon their present posi
WAR .DECLARATION i IS INTRODUCED
Austmns -and fJIungafians Are y Worried
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vWA6niNaTO?I, Dcccnibef (Associated Press) Speedr action upon the
recom mends tions of the1 l'rosldevl' for a tloclaration of war Against Austria and
the other Central )X)wern Is. evidenced tonight by the seutinienta of the senators
and representative and the prearatidns that are Vicing made for immediate ac
tion In the way of restrain! any activities on the part of the millions of Aus
trian Who ara In this Country. " 1 ;' '
At yesterday 'a eemion a joint resolution was introduced in the house by Rep
resentative Flood of. Virginia jloclaring that a state of war exists with Austria
aa of yesterday noOn' 'K - 1
' Reports from various aortton' of 'the country ycNterday. told of the begin
ning of a hasty exodus on the part of the Austrinns who were able to get away.
On the Atlantic seaboard accommodations were sought on any steamers tost
might be soon leaving for neutral ports anil Incoming trains from 'Pennsylvania,
Where thousands. are employed in the coal mines, were erowdod with Austrians
aid Hungarians. 1 . v' ' . '
In the southwest trains lending to border points were reported as erowded
with' Austrian and Hungarian miners who would, seek refuge in Mexico before a
declaration of war is passed.
; , It ia estimated that there are within the United Mates fullv 6.000.000 A us-
tro Hungarians, by. far the larger numbers i being employed . in . mining operai
nuna. .mi vrritMrr anxiei.yf nuwrver Hmiiomr.i ny me upper f. lasses anil
immediately following the declaration of war it Is expected, that large numbers
will he placed ander arrest for Internment forthwith. . ' , .
GERMANY 'PREPARES T0
Soggestfon Is Made 'That
. '. AMSTKRDAM,, pocembor 6-r(Awctate(i JPjress) Weakening of . the man
power. of, Germany is clearly indicated ty, intimations that, the Goverament is
planning to rail out boys of sixteen and stiventeen years of age and to force, them'
into the army for aetive military aetrire.
. Intimation that the rail to arms for the boys of the German empire is ap
proaching is to be oubcI In an; appeal which wns, pulilished yesterday in. the Ks
sen General Anreiger. It suggests that all the boys of the country shall imme
diately Join the "juvenile corps. . : . '.
" .'. Coutiauing,' and explaining the necessity , of this action th article says:
" .' t ',Thia, great atroggle must be won for the. prescryation of our fatherland.
It la a titanie struggle which -we have, before na and one which will necessitate
the catling .out (f , our boys of. aixteea and. seventeen years of age at no very
. " We must fight on. The tide It turning in our favor in Busaia and in Italy
but we must lot conceive that the victory is yet won. To win it .we shall need
the youtli of the country and. they, can be counted upon to be worthy of their
father," . .; - V ' ." . , , '
MEET ALLIES1 NEED
. Jl'.siiecial cable despatch .from
Tokio to, the Hawaii blrinpo yester
day stated, that "as a result of the
Farla eonference Japan will auppl
Vessels, to the. Allies."
'.While the 'despatch ' does not so
state, It is take for granted by tho
Hhlnpo that this means that ' the
American' request, ror. jounage on
the 1'acifle will now be supplied bv
Japwn, which will also divert a por
tion of it merchant marine for the
use of the Allies in Atlantic and
RUSSIANS EopOTAM A
First Report of - Activities Since
UtXUON, Pocomber, 0 (Assotiateil
Press JKlrst mention 1 of fighting on
the part of Russian troops sine the
movement for an armistice. gained an
impetus is contained in a report which
was last night received from the Me
sopotamia front,, and-which indicates
that, whatever may be in progress else
where, the ' Russian in that theater of
war are lighting on.
i British troops, acting In conjunction
with an efficient force of Russians, tried
out a successful operation, this report
Berlin yesterday reported that nc
gotiationa were under way for the cf
feeting of an armistice with the Ku
MINE A11S LOSI
COPENHAGEN, December ft-(Asso
elated .PreeaJ The German cruiser
Bothnia wa lost as the result of an
explosion following eontaet with a Ger
man mine Off Amagar- Island, accord
ing to reports received here yesterday.
What loss of life there, was is not re
ported. . :
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AUSTRIA HEARS OF; COST
? OFWAR W MONr SPENT
AMSTERDAM, December 6 (Asso
ciated Press) In "discussing the bud
get in the Austrian reichirath Cxernin
yesterday said that monetary eost of
the war to Austria had been forty
three billion crowns. He estimated that
the budget for 1017-1918 would require
an additional twenty billion of crowns,
is reported in a despatch from Vienna.
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A OERM . DESTROYER
There i. no dagger:. whatever fiom
lock jaw or , blood poison resulting
from . a . wound vulieu tilmmliHrlaiu '
Paiu Hal iu i promptly, applied. It is
an. autiitoptia. aud .fUatroya the genns
which cause' those . diHeaitea. It ulno
causes. wyimdM to heal wilbuut maluru'
tieu nud in one-third the, time required
by the. usual treatment. Yoi sale ly
il dealers. Bousou, Smith k Co., Ltd.,
Ats. , for, llawuil.-Advcrtiaeuii'ut.
'CAIL OUT ITS . BOYS
lYcuttaxof Sixteen May Go
' I)NDON, December ft (Associa
ted Press) Twenty-one British
Vessels were ' destroyed , by1 - Teuton
submarines last week, . the same
number as were lost a a result of
ruthlessness the previous week. The
number of vessels of more than
1(100 ton showed a slight increase.
The report of the admiralty on
submarine losses was made public
Inst night, covering the week end
ing with Saturday. There were
sixteen , of the larger type of Ves
sels, one smaller, merchantman, un
der 1000 tons, 'and four '.fishing
Rome reports losses for the week
of one vessel of more than 1500
ton burden and Jhree small sailing
Rival Factions Clash and Shed
Blood Freely ,
TOKIO, December 5 (Special to th;
Hawaii Shinpo)Report received hen
from Jiarbin state that street fighting
on a targo scaie nas been, going on in
that city between the supporter of tie
Duma . and the radicals , in; symiiutby
with the. Bolnhe viki faction.
The lighting has favorod the radicals
and Governor-General: ,Holwatt, the of
ficjal of the Kerensky faction, ha fled
for safety to Chosbun, in Manchuria,
where he is under the protection of the
OF SUGAR AT ONCE
. WASHINGTON, December Cf Asso
ciated Press) With the purpose in
view of speedily ending the sugar short
age which has prevailed over sections
of the country for weeks pant. Repre
sentative Emerson of Ohio introduced
a resolution yesterday which ealU upon
the food administrator to secure and
immediately distribute the millions of
pound of sugar which, are rep- rted to
be awaiting shipment in Iuiaiana
sugar factories, the distribution to be
made in the sections of the roilntry
where the sugar shortage ia found to be
Reports say that a large part of the
Louisiana crop is being held back be
cause of a misunderstanding or an un
willingness on the part of pluutcr to
sell at the prices offered.
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CAUSE OF EXPLOSION IS
NOTf YET ASCERTAINED
PITTSBURGH, December 6 (Asso
dated, Press) No explanation of the
cause of the explosion in the T. N. T.
i ilnnt of the Aetna Cheinicul Company
ins yet been foUud. It is estimated
I hut the property lux is a quarter of, a
LkteMt revision of the list of casual
ties place them lit eight killed, two
miseiug uud twculy fjve injuicd.
Charges . Published :In ;Loa
don iPaper of Spreading
Disruptive 'Proj pa ganda
; LONDON, , December (Associated
PrcKS) Answcfisg the, accusations that
the 'Vatican 'was largely instrumental
in, bringing about, the,' disasters which
Came to the arms of taly and e suae J
her force,, to fait back from Austriu
into the mountain passe of Italy be
fore the armie eould be reorganised,
Cardinal Bourne, .archbishop of We'st
mineter, Jast evening .eommuiitcated to
the, Morning Post a statement from
Cardinal Uaspari, replying to . the
charges which tat paper had publish
ed. )Thi ftatement,' together with, its
own editorial reply, the Post publishes
this morning, ; i-
, Cardinal Gaspari dented emphatically
that, the Vat lea a was in anywise im
plicated in the spreading of any -dis
ruptive propaganda in italy. He de
eiarea loot.suca an accuvation is an
"atrocious calumny.11' Kelative-. , to
the Pope' peace proposals he reiterates
t'bat- tqey were issued ..with the bene
ficent purpose,-of 'speedily bringing
ihiui an eno ox oiooasnea and nemes
that they were. intended to influence
or.dissrTect with the Italian government
the masses of . that ' country. . He
further denies the accusation that mem
ber of the Catholic elergy have been
personally urging a movement against
the war and. the part of Italy in it
a re "tig the common people at home. :
i He refflrma the neutrality ' of the
holy see and it desire to see the war
ended. : ,
Answering this statement editorially
me roi , virtnayy, reiterates,. its ,ovlg-
lnal accusations, say that proof to
refute them have 'not been offered and
then cites, incidents which it eonsid
prs evidence .and proof of the truth
of it assertions to which the Vatican
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WASHINGTON, December 6 (Asso
ciated Press)--In a report to the, war
department yesterday General Pershing
said that two American soldier were
killed, seven severely wounded and four
slightly wounded between November 12
and November 17.
, Although the report of General Per
ching did not state the locality or lo.
calities where these casualties occurred,
it is believed that they were with unit
..M .L. A . : . '
ui mo American contingent, liiai, "were
oeupying front trenches.
Those killed, the' report said, were
Cpl. Winebrenner of Marion, Lndjana,
ana rvt. I'eter wpjtaiewiks or Chicago
Russian Commander Killed By
; Violence Is Petrograd Report
PETROO li A l, December f-( Asso
ciated Press) News. has. been ,, receiv
ed here that flen. Dukonin, commander-in-chief
of the Russian army after
Kerensky lias be eta - overthrown "and.
the Bnlshe-Vikis got' into' power,' hn
been thrown ffom, a Jraia and ,k(UeJ
it is reported here ai the Russian war
Office, It is suid that lynch law, broke
out after General! Krylenko took. Molii
lov and J)ukonin w freUedby
lynching party. ' - -
MAY EM PL0 Yii WOMEN AS
! HAN FRAN'CIHCO, December ; 5
(Aso-iatel I Press) The employment
of women mail carrier jit Ban.-f fancier
ee and women railway mail clerks' on
short runs out of ..this Hty. iK-loomlnc
a possibility. Jesse 8.. itoberts, super
intendent or the rairwsy mail serviei
here, has appealed to Wasriington, ask
ing that women be substituted on. the
mail cars for men who have enlisted or
have bceu called" to war l iied'er. the
draft, i Roberta, declare that fifty mea
from his department have enlisted or
been drafted, ned,'. be'.ls, flading .it ex.
treniely difficult to keep up the usual
standard with the present -shortage of
help. v .
I Rolierts' believes.. that ivoinen.wjll bt
thoroughly competent .in ,thee new po
sttioun, and. .that. the.. Work., will, be. to
GENERAL FOCH lS OUT !
PAKIS, December B ( Associated
Prensl (ieeeraHKoeh ' U n'o' longer
memlier of ; Interallied Hoprjeme Vljnr
(Iiiumil. General Wegiiiul '-'aueeeedi
In expluiiutiun of the change' Pre
mier Cli'menocau snld that General TiVch
vtfirt needed for other duties which
aniilil not. lifruiit of1 lii i-tiHtiiitiui.u I..
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the council. '
THROWN FROM TRAIN
GRENADES EXPLODEiiBIG BOND ISSUE
SOLDIERS WOUNDED NEEDED FOR ROADS
Two Members of Schofleld Bar
racks i Garrison Are Victims
v of Unusual Accidents '
It ha not been tieresssry for the
lorel army garrinons to go to the
treaehea'in France to meet the hor
ror ef war tkrouiih the exploding of
shells and ' hand thrown grenade, for
th latter , have already played havoc
with two members of the Hchodeld Bar
racks garrison, in one ease breaking
the leg, of n Fourth Cavalry trooper,
and In another nutnnce, injuring the
hand of field nitillery private.
On-November I'ti, a wagou containing
grenades and bomlm was being n
londed. ' when a Imndolier eontalnins
grenade 'was dropped. One of the
eight Which it rontnined exploded and
injured .Private Merrit C. Creath,
Troop C, Fourth Cavalry, seriously,
nreaamg coin legs, snd also injured a
horse attached to the wagon, so aeri
ously that th animal had to be killed
'On November 24, Private Gailard W.
Cuttiag Battery P. Ninth Field Artil
lory, was injured when he essayed,
against orders, to pick up a practise
grenade rrora the bombinir field.
The range used by the Grenade and
Bombing Hehool is covered With, grass,
rainer van, ana seierten because 01 that
reason, as a. protection against possi
ble flying fragments. It la a fixed rule,
after instruction is finished for the day,
to form a" skirmish line" of students,
and? completely comb the ground in
search of practise grenades that may
umvo luiicu ia eipioue. nucn are gain
ersd into piles knd a little "t. N". T.'
placed among them, after which they
are detonated by electricity.
v It appears that despite precautions
inscn, a single nana grenade wa. over
looked. ' Private Cutting found It while
hunting "souvenirs" on the ran it
which is in violation of orders, and at
tempted to' lift it probably, when It
exploded. 'His injuries,' mostly received
in one hand, while painful, are not
pable Advices From San Fran
, Cisco T,o Head of Planters'
, ;;.AssQciation Give Figures
Six cent sugar'for Hawaii, or practi
rally that figure, ia told In a able which
was received yesterday from The California-Hawaiian
Sugar Company by K.
D. Tenney, president of the Hawaiian
irugac Plautera Association. . His ad
vices confirm the Associated Press des
patches which were received by The
Advertiser aud . published Baturoay
tnorping (hat an understanding had
been reached between the sugar com
miaeions and the Cuban growers and In
dicate, that the understanding ia about
to be. put Into a, formal agreement. It
indicates, however, 'a price of ten cents
a hundred higher than was reported ia
the earlier despatches.
74ean MtlBoQ More
The cable advices to Mr. Tenney yes
terday said that an agreement between
the international 'and the national su
gar commissions Vita ' the commission
sent over by, the Cuban .growers bad
been practically completes' whereby! the
price for raw sugars would be practical,
ly six cents. Former reports made the
price 6.90 cents a pound. The differ
ence of $2 a, short ton, amounts to a
good round sum for the local growers
when the. entire crop is taken Into con
sideration. On last year's crop aa' a
basis of uext year's it would mean a
difference to these Islands of a million
and a quarter dollars.
First ' Advice Ta Planter
Associated Press despatches to The
Advertiser said that the understanding
reached wan for $4.0(1 a hundred pounds
t.o.b. Cuba with a further allowance of
thirty cents a hundred for freight. , It
may be that this has been slightly in
creased in the putting of ' the 'under
xtandiug into an agreement or it 'may
be that the Coast refinery has figured a
larger differential, thaa a'eent a pound.
lu oithcr eveSt the birftsage received
yesterday is.' the first 'direct advice to
reach the planters here of the Jirlce
definitely, fixed, by, the;jugr commis
sions and accepted by the. commission
for the Cubaa growers.'
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WASHINGTON, December 5-l-( As
sociated Press) The war tiade board
today issued a "black-list" of 'tome
ItiOO firm la Latin ' America, forbid
ding American to trade with them oa
account of their proved German' fey m-
I'oimrp. r,i btcviiu im . was a mo is
sued of friendly .firms; which carries
the same aims, namely, that of bene
fiting American traders. Other' lists
AN ATLANTIC, IpBT, December 5
(Associated Press)sThe story reach
ed bere today of" how two American
avl.-itois In Europe lost their ''way
iii In limiting subtnarines far at! sea,
aid were proyideutiqlly picked up by
an American vessel bT0 miles off the
Irish coBHt. The aviators took, on
some supplies and ( fhen started for
their stutiou in their acroptaue. v.1
pity 'Enrfneer 'Says Necessary
Program Cannot 0e Handled
By Frontage Tax System '
' A. 8. Cantln, city engineer, who has
been ttndylng th road situation here
for the Inst sixteen years, said yester
day that only by a liberal bond issue'
ran the roads for the city and county
of Honolulu be properly cared for.
.;Road building and road niaiaten-
nre for this city tannot.be bandied by
a frontage tax proposition," he said,
"because no. frontage tax that would
lie large enough to rqper the necessary
funds eould be spplied. Besides, th
process would lie too slow, Next year
alone, with the liett road railing for
.p00,00n, and other work calling . for
tftOfl.0410, all to be done before th close
f 11, we have a demand for j,l(Mlr
ow nnn nothing at all ror th city.
''What we need, and what we nmst
have if we ever have a proper system1
of roads throughout this citv," he
added, "la a sinking fund -erested
through a tax on all the iteoide. This
will provide the amount uecessary to
put the road building into Immediate
operation and carry with it provisions
to rare for the roads for from fifteen to
twenty years. '
"At present we are spending 7f,(K)0
a year for rond patching. In fifteen
year this will mean an expenditure of
il,080,d0, in patching alone, and. the
roads will be in worse condition at' .the
end of that time than' they are ow for
patching is not building. This 72,04)0
a year could be saved if w had a real
a 1! Whatever fun it is created or what
ever eum la apiironriated," Mr. Can tin
said, ".it must be large enough to cover
read building for a period of. fifteen
year, to come, at the very least. The
county should then insist upon sewage
and water pipes being laid and all storm
drains built before permanent street
work is put in. It should also be made
clear, that the public utilities must put
In their improvements before the street
Work is done, such as ,the laying of gas
mains and 1 gas pipes. Following after
this work 'should come the road work.
' "Unless some such fund is created,
by 'bond issuance or some other way,
thia city and county can expect nothing
but continued deterioration 6f its
roads. A' bond 'issuance, covering say
$5,1X10,000 for permanent road building
would give us a good start." , '
Prevents Them Using ' Germans
As Traveling Salesmen
rieveral Honolulu firm, Who' employ
alieu German a travellns salesmen 'on
th outside, islands, are' being put to
cuusnivrsoio inconvenience, as a result
of that section of the' tradjnz wlth-the-
enemy act which prohibits steamship
companies from, transporting alien en
emies unless they first secure, permits
rrom tne president, was learned yes
terday. . ' '. -.
Prior to the passage of the trndin-j
wUh the enemy. act H. Uackfeld k Co
is said to have had alien: Germans in
their employ as traveling salesmen, but
federal officials say that these have now
been replaced by eitixens. There are
several other local firms, ownt er who
till employ alien Germans as traveling
salesmen. ' '' ; '
Permits for these persons' to travel
between the islands have' bees issued
by the marshal's office , from . time to
time, but . since the Inter Inland tHeam
Navigation Company , has' Announced
that no ticket will be' Issued to enemv
aliens unless a' Presidential permit is
also produced, the two permit are now
necessary before these individuals can
travel. , .
The von Hamm-Young Co.,, Paul
.Vheid k Co. and Heffschlaeger k Co.
are mentioned ts thoir employers, by
various persons, who have registered at
the marshal's office a German aliens.
OFFICE HAS EXPIRED
Questions concerning the exact time
when tne Uovernor'a term Of office ex
pired were set at rest yesterday when
the big aafe in the outer office, which
had been locked for months, wa open
ed. The combination of the safe be
came lost and the service of a lock
smith were required to open, the safe.
The Governor's commission, which was
among the things found in the safe
was found to have been signed by
President Wilson four years ago. on
Thanksgiving Day. For the past seven
days therefore the Governor has been
serving as a holdover.
CHINESE SCHOOL AT WAIPAHU
The "Chinese Hehool of Waipahu"
is the name to be given to the proposed
schoolhouse that is to be constructed
shortly at Waipahu, a permit for the
buildiug having been issued yesterday.
The schoolhouse will be built near the
Chuug Yee Association, and is to be
twenty six by thirty-six feet. I ami Ben
is the architect and Hum Tim the build
er. .The cost of construction will
amount to about 41)50. .
COLDS CAUSE HEADACHES
LAXATIVB BROMQ (jUININR re
move the cause. Used the world over
to cure a cold in one day. The iK na
ture of It. W. GRoyK is on each box.
Manufactured by the TARJS IJEDI
C1NU CO., S'iyouia, U. S. A.
TO KEEP FORCE
Oil OLD F
s - A . J rt A 1 a.
toons oi )iavs.io rroieci i-aie
'Allies Prove Failure 4ind Tvvo
, Requests 1 'Are Turned Down
i Flatly . WithPromptitudd ;
IWITIil PRHPnCAl C UPPT
WITH FVAS1VP RFPL IPS
Pending Negotiations For a Gen-
aral Armietla An Initial Trnr
r-i wflvw r- 1 1 imiiiui f
of.Iwenty-seven : Days t .
Artrori 1 1 nnn At a Racl
r - - - - -w -
w rtvmnr t a i ' v
sociated Trcss The ex-
pressed desirf of the snokesmen
' i .
r- .L. i .
mr -nc vi u imoiihi Eovcnirnciii ui
VVI9Qia . ,ll&l. IICI .101 IIICI , . lll9 .
might be spared some part of the
rnnseniienrea nf the . Rnauisti
(ection from the Entente and that .
otie' condition of the ar.mistice. be- ,
tween Russia and Germany be
that no German forces front the r.
east front be despatched for ser- .
vice on tne ,'est iront nas recn
flatly, refused, by Germany. An
other Of the Russian peace terms,
the evacuation byythe Germans of
the . islands in Moon.Sdund, rfas '
likewise been refused considcra-
tion- by; the Germans.4 ' r 1
fwr tccttwc T?Artrr '
A Russian communication deal-;
tng witn tne negotiations tor an
,arni.stice now ' under 'way bt- .'
4 tare t9 tYt . lltma .A Clotra i' iUai
te?t pf which has been . received ,
here, says that, the enemy .nego
tiators replied , evasively to the ;
two initial peace ; proposal, from
Petroerrad.'' but oromised to' refer
the . proposals to . Berlin . for a re- .
ply. The reply is a denial of the '
proposals. - ., . -i, . r
. REFUSAL IS FLAXj.;!; -The
1 Russians advanced as the
.ptincf pal points of , the armistice A
that durintr the negotiations the
armies along the Russian front
should remain as they were,,wijth
Germany, withdrawing no; forces
for use elsewhere in the war zone,
and that the sovereicntv xif the
tsianas guaratug tne uuit ol Ktga
be restorel to ' Russia. Berlin.
' 1 a . .
when the questions had, been re
ferred to it, declined to. consider
Tl. - . . ' -i ' 1
iiv iitau yi Kjnjoai waa oiin-., .
ply . that.' a , general armistice , be
entered into along the! line, from "r
the Baltic to the Black Sca,.which
proposal has.' been submitted, by
the Russian 'delegates to its mili
tary; experts. ,
TRUCE AORKF.n Tfl
Pendiner nepotiations for a von-'
" o or-' 1
eral armistice as a basis for peace
a truce to last twentv-seven Hav
... r,--j t - :
has been agreed liiwin thi tri
o , , ' .
autoniatically prolonged if neces- -sary
for the period ; of negotia
tions. I he hrst proposal, tnadi .
by the .Russians, was that; the
term Of the trili-e Klinillil lie fnr a
fortnight only, which the. Ger
man ; delegates persuaded the
Slavs ta eateud for the longer
term,',1-'i'....';'; ' ' ' ',."' j .
The Russians have requested that the
uiriuK UI inn ieaee ueiegaies
shall be held on Susslan soil and that .;
the. sessions shall be returned after the .
laps of two Huadsvs.
Duma Aka Becognitloii A ,
are thus negotiating with the enemy
ft earn, anu nas issued a general appeal
Li . .. . . I ..
iu trie governments or ll nation to
reengnize it as the only elective body
in Kuesia aud the only body authorised
by the vote of the people to speak ia
the name of the Kusslaa people.
A Petrograd despateh states that the
Lettish inhabitants of Courlaad have
prepared a petition addressed ,t the
Kntente Allies, asking that (he govern
ment at lVtrugrail not be allowed to
enter into any peace negotiation with
(ierinany that a ill entail the annexa
tion of Cmirlaiid to rruia.f A protest
against the (ieriuauising infliiencr in
power at I'etrograd is included ia the
REBELS TRY BATTLE r
PEKING, December 5 ( Ass icialed
1'rosH) The rebels in Hunan roviaee
lire Imttlinij ith .government, troop
near Chunking. The rrr.ilt t)f t!(C I at-
tie is uot kuuwn. ' . . ' "4-'l',