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GEQI TEliuS
OF ARMISTICE
DIFFER FROM
Would 'limit' Pact To Htmten
Fronts, Move , Units of 'Leys
Than fe Division aixJ Make
Limit Twentyetght Days
DEMANDS REMOVAL OF
RUSSIANS ELSEWHERE
Insists on Retaining Moon Island
and Asks Withdrawal of Slavs
From Mesopotamia, Persia
and French Soil
PETROGRAD. December 10
(Associated Press) The
Russian delegation which, has
. been negotiating at the German
front has rendered its report of
the progress rhade, nd consider
ation of the report was postponed
last night until today.
Proposals and counter propos
als have beVn the progress Of. the
negotiations for a general arrrtis
tice with a view to peace, the re
port sent in f rqm the delegation
said Briefly ; outlined, the pro
posals which were presented for
Russia were , for a six months'
armistice on all the fronts and
for all of the warring countries;
no troops should be transferred
from one "front to another during
the continuance of the armistice;
Moon Island ' and Moon Island
Sound were - to . be evacuated;
hostilities should not be resumed
without three days' notice.
GERMANY'S OFFER
To these proposals the Ger
mans flatly refused to yield and
offered counter proposals which
provide that fht armistice . shall
be for twenty-eight days; it shall
be effective only. on the "Russian
fronts ; the right to transfer units
of less than a division in strength
shatl "not . b. interfered with ;
Moon jslani ,and Moon Island
Sound shall remain in German
hands; Russian troops on the
Macedonian, front and those on
the French fronts "shall be forth
with withdrawn ; Russian troops
shall evacuate Persia,
' Pending the agreement on a
longer armistice a truce of ten
day - was granted. Considera
tion of the German counter terms
will be had today, and it is ex
pected that the delegates will be
given 1 further instructions and
make an effort at compromise be
tween the conflicting offers.
FLAG OF REVOLT IS
RAISED IN RUSSIA
LONDON, December 10 (Associated
Press) Kevolutioa ban brokea out
anew in Burnt with Kaledioe aid
Korniluff at tbe bead and with a strong
following back of them. It indicates
how wide hat grown the aevefaore of
the various political faction! since tha
eitremc radical secured Control
through tha Bolshe Viki and Maxi
malists. i Announcement was made by the Bui
)aa government of the new revolution
yesterday. Tbia announcement said:
'Kaledinea and Korniloff, aniated by
the, Imperialist and the Constitution
al Pemoerata have raised a revolt in
the Don regions fend, have declared war
against Our people. They term it 'a
new revolution and they appear to be
amply supplied with funds."
The' announcement does not specify
bow much of following in tbe army
nd the navy the new movement has.
fMilllilE
S EW YORK, December 10 ( A mo
eialud Press)-Men, employed in the
plant of the Otis Elevator Company
here received official . warniug today
that they will be dismissed if they ridi
cule the combination trouaera-bloomera
overalls worn by women workers in tbe
factory. ;
, Wore than 100 women nave been em
ployed in the mechanical departments
of tha 'plant to take the places of meu
railed, to tbe colors, and have been in-
formed by the foreman tbey would be
required to wear tbe "womanalls. "
Beveral women promptly quit rather
(ban obey the order. Many of the
others threatened to leave unless the
male employes ceased jibing tbem
Ueued as a result. ,
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SEEKS CHINA MARKET
(lUtvniIAT IWmiIih 10 I Krnnn-
elated Press) Anson P. ftitte'hWa, of
the United States department "of' agrl
' culture, U 'in '(liihe tftfylirjr. the
market here, for American fruit, es
petlally Am'erlcaa apples. !
SLAV
REQUEST
ilflllNITFnSTATFS
I r.iTi7FiJWii i f ri ft
UNILLMUIVILLLUl
' ,;' '.. - ... .'.
Consul General (At Halifax Re
ports! City Continues To Dig ,
Way Out of Ruins
HALIFAX, December 10 (Associa
ted. Tress) Among the thousands who
were "maimed and crushed to death by
the exslosions that wrecked this city
no sitileria of the United states lust
their lives so far as raa be ascertained.,
This report Vaa Issued by the United
Mates ' eorinul 'general t here last hlghl
after a thorough Investigation and be
so telegraphed to Washington,
'Although the Weather reainined Cold
the work of searching the wreckage of
the eity went steadily ahead yesterday
and systematic relief work brought
about some alleviation of the Intense
suffering. More food was brought in,
relieving the shortage to a consider
able extent and the work of housing
the homeless went ahead.
Citliens, who were fairly stunned by
the terrible calamity that had eome
upon them have aow commenced to
(nd themselves and are turning their
attention to tbe general work of relief
and rehabilitation.
Burial of the thousands of dead is
proceeding and mourning is universal.
DISMISSAL OF ALL
DRAFT SUITS ASKED
WABHTNOTON. December 10 (As
sociated Press) Dismissal by the Su
preme Court of all cases there pending
which affect or question the validity
of tha Selective Draft law is asked
by tbe government. .
Tbe attorney-ceneral ' office yester
day made pnblie the affidavits which
will be presented to court in support
of the 'motion. ' The ground asserted
for dismissal are that in each ease the
pleadings of the plaintiff fere frivolous
and designed merely to hamper the
United States- la the tasks which it has
before it.
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FALL OFF HEAVILY
WAHti INGTON, December 10 (Aa-
soelated Press) The war 'a drain on
the resources of France is shown In
a list of figures received by the food
uminmiraiion.
Basins' the tiroduction Of 1913 aa a
basis, the 1917 wheat crop of Trance
fs short 53.3 percent, or 170,000,000
bushels; the potato crop is short 33.1
percent, or 165,000,000 bushels; the
sugar beet crop is short 67.9 percent, or
148,000,000 bushels; tbe number of
cattle haa declined lfl.5 percent, or
3,435.000 head; the number of sheep
has declined 3H.0 per cent, or 0,635,000
head; the nnmber . of hogs has been
lessened 40.2 percent, or 2,823,000 head.
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EXPECT CUBA WILL
HAVANA, December 10 (Associat
ed Press) -Congressmen last night ex
pressed the belief that President Men
bcal would today issue a proclamation
declaring a state of war with Austria.
Such action bv Meuocal would follow
the precedent of the course he pursued
in the rase of Germany. Tbe action
of the United States was then quickly
and elbsery followed by L'uba. with
the United States at war with Austria
the same arguments apply to Cuba for
Issuing a similar proclamation.
RUTH UW CALLS ON
PRESIDENT WILSON
WASHINGTON, November 24 Buth
I jiw, aviatrix, who has applied to the
war department for a commission In
tbe aviation section of the signal corps.
Called today f the White House. Mhe
declined to discuss the purpose of her
visit, but said she believed the pros
pect of her getting a commission waa
very favorable.
ONE FAIR AUSTRIAN
Zl'BK'li, December 10 (Associated
Press) There is at least one prominent
Austrian who does not agree with Ger
many's policy of ruthleaeness. Profes
sor Joseph Bedlich, at a meeting of tha
German Labor Association in Vienna,
vehemently condemned Germany 'a pol
icy of unrestricted submarine warfare
and her air raids on England and
strongly urged the necessity of a peace
oy agreement,
h M .nBuli ttk a,tl jtnnAailinii
that the president of the society haa
asked the professor to resign.
MILLIONS ARE SAVED
LONDON, December 10 (Associa
ted Press) Nearly five million dollars
nave been saved by the rintisn War
Office in ten months by a new method
of salvage of soldiers' clothing and
equipment.
Clothing is collected at various de
pots, sorted out and sent to a central
depot where it is cleaned,, patched and
made up or rewoven into new khaki.
Home three hundred to four hundred
women are engaged on the work of
sorting aud 45,000.000 articles have ao
far passed through their handa.
BILIOUS HEADACHE
All thst is needed is to correct the
biliouuiexs mid the bendmhe disap
pears. Take t'hunilierlaiii ' Tablnts
and y6u Will soon be as well as ever.
Por sale by yi deulers. Ttctinon, Smith
k Co., Ma., Agts. for Hawaii, Ariver-tisemcnt.
RANCE
HAWAIIAN GAZETTE TUESDAY, DECEMBER II, 1917.
.'President To Ask
Egress v
My RdLs
Wilson Is Expected To Make Ad
dress Soon; Prohibition
' Legislations 1$ forced
WASHINGTON December 10 (As
sociated Press) President Wilson fa
expected to go before congress early.
In the present . week and at a joint
scnaion called to receive his message or
address to outline plans looking to the
Immediate unifying of the railroads and
transortation systems throughout tha
United States that 'fere essential to the!
transportation' of the Wnltlon krip'
plies arid food stuffs and fuel which the
government requires. This will not be
before Tuesday at the curliest 'for
while the senate will reconvene today
the house will not be In session 'Until
Tuesday. ,
In the house tlie riostofflrf sppreprfa
tioa bill will probably be tbo llrst or
der of business and It is expected to bo
passed this week. ' n
Other legislation which will have an
early oensideration includes several
prohibition measures thst have been
posed, and 'suffrage legislation, it Is
expected that a strong stsnd against
any further . restrictive legislation
against liquors will be made . by tha
anti-prohibition element and the pro
hibition workers-fere already on the
ground and ready to "push their fight
for a dry nation. They sre not satisi
fled with the proposal to prohibit the
use of alcoholic stimulants for the peri-'
oil of war alone.
Woman suffrage ,' workers are also
afield and will use every effort at their
disposal to secure nation wide equal
suffrage.
Swedish Physician Find? -fieftfedy
Which Reduces. Mortality In ;
Serious Cases
STOCKHOLM, December 10 (As-i
soelated Press) Doctor Carl Kling,
bacteriologist and an assistant physK
cisn in charge of the StocYhgYm con
tagious hospital, who announced to.
the Swedish Medical' Society the dis
covery of . a serum for searlet fever,
in describing this treatment and its
results te Tbe Associated. Press corres
pondent, "sa'd the serum had reduced,
the mortality In the severest esses to
17 3 6 percent against more than 70
percent in equally severe cases which
were not treated with the serum, .
When Dr. Kling began bis experi
ments a severe epidemic of scarlet
i fever was raging in Stockholm. 'Blood
was taken from convalescent patient
who were otherwise healthy and Was.
allowed to stand until serum had separ
ated from the other blood constituents.
This was administered intravenous-'
ly, by the use of twenty cubie eenteli
ters for small children, and Up to. fifty
or sixty for adults. ,
Dr. Kling said he treated a total bf
37 eases, all of which were of a Vio
lent nature. The total mortality '.'waa
forty-two. The mortality among 91
equally severe rases not receiving the
serum treatment, he said, was 64 :
The serum treatment bad no effect
on nephritis.
' ''. ,
Success Finally Reached By 111-
and Growers After Years of
Hard Sledding
Kona district tobacco outputs, Which,
a few years ago practically went a beg
Kiiin for lack of customers either, local
ly ifr upon the mainland,' have become
a certain commodity in the market, fend
practically all or the tobacco of Jared
Smith 's company in Kona was recently
dihioed. of to a mainland buyer at
rates which were far above previous
offers. .
A cabled call fur Hmith'a output
res. lied bini a short time ago, aud the
onm-r made inquiry among local tp
bu ' o dealers as to what price he might
plu'e upon his product., lie waa given
a figure of thirtv cents fend cabled this
price. The reply waa diplomatic feud
emle.l in offeringtwenty .three eenta.
The local nian split tbe differeuce y to
some extent ami cabled he would sell
for twenty-eight cents.
The cable must have been worked
with a "runh" demand, for within, a
short time the offer of twenty-eight
ecu Ik was accepted.
The tobacco industry in Kona baa
ha, I hard sledding for years. Kxperi
uieutH iii tobacco raising there have
-en costly, and only recently did Mr.
jfinith reorganise the company. , With
tne experience of the past s a teacher,
new crops were planted. A lot of to
bacco was ou baud, curing (o some ex
tent, but. really awaiting a mrchkser,
for mainland tobacco manufacturers
trie, I the old game of Waiting until the
IhIhikI meu would have to come tp their
terms.
The shortage pf tobacco from 'Cuba
an. I other places at last caused tha
niMiuifacturers to turu to Hawaii fpr a
new mipply. A few years ago a Tepre
seiitutive of one of the Kona tqbacco
mining concerns went to New York but
sit ci going from house to house and
wini i at his hotel for week for or
iIcm. found that bis product could not
be iilil except fet fearful loss, ,
With a successful planting year ihf
pinipei'ts for Hawaiian tobacco have
biToiuo very much brighter.
sSfSii
Paes ,
la Portugal
Machda and All Other
Accepted Quietly
PoceinTJer lo I Asso-
plated. Press) idoni,or'.a,(..h,as
been selected to head the pravimonal
gpvernpieat.in Ortual, ljlo js a
, Strong Uulonint and ws. st one
time tho, fortUguese minister, to
'Oarniany in charge of the legation
fet. Berlin, . , . ,.,,, , ,.,
( , CoiiflrnmUpD rtnf reportpj sue-
cess of the, r5V'Mton.,.tn.Pp''tiiga'
"was .received, at the,..Wgaon bere
' direct from Isboa yestenl jy.lli
.eial.eSpatc'fiM J? ,f',.'.'a)mb'aasaipr
annoutieed the 'fqr'matiou.., of .the
, provisional "govprnineut .der ,,I)r.
, Siiloolo rji'ti,, $r. Aflfonso, Costa
lain .(Ijto uu
,,rrf'Vut Machada lpd aJJt.other
Ago vernniAu t tf officials remgund , on
Saturday .'evening,, (he ijpatcbes
"idK .yielding 'to Cfip t'!euiadtqf
the revolution lsta... Steps vwea lm-
'mediately taken by, pr'iuf ' Aeos-
taiooiiing 90tQ.f .,FPc"wwi.. v
ovislpnaj , 'gpvfrnnient, Those 1
.steps progrewd e$Uiriy tP,Jhe '
formation of tJie ,new gpvernment, I
pemliog a (SoiLstitulional elent'u. , )
. Disorder had tndqd.and "all wa
l'Th,,'n '.,,,1 In rWirtn- "
as
o
Ulisbrdflr bad, broken, out, elsewhere i
'and. tnnbango.Jn goverjineuti,,ia t
being "qVietly ( accepted, tue lega- !
ti6n Isjdyisek., :
1 VI luuCuO UaI
'm wtm to .to sUdH
'frrrtartce
Of small, tnlernaional Importance i
tfi'a revolution in 'Liittion Wa reported,
fro'tn jaVBdfM fel(ir'Sif,"fm tile "opinion!
of Ag'nelb da'CunliaTessoa. eons'ul-cen-!
e'fal for 1vor(rg;al 'fn "Honofut'u, "wao Ts
rhtllned 'to vtne iit that tb'e 'iumotl!
faltncruty ttie outcofce of interuul 'poli-rt
tlatl friction f ifltn "pure, ; j
. lf. Pcs'jjlfspf (the '.dpint'4'n na'tj,
the . Madrid feessages, ic'ariqpn ti'ei
rev'olutipn. WgWfat, the fect,. lie,
said, esterda jhat, due jprinlpall j; ,tp.
Oermsp .iriflutyicej tlie, pnumrds ,sr.e
often liiillnedp. .evince,, U)re Hitercst
in. the "affais pf Portugal than do the,
Var. 8utUs fy&tdpcua .
active participation ip( he ,'war feBiiist
the ,Hun wiil( in, toy wajr,.e jslfectedj
The 'Portuguese troops kreffuhf ijig fide;
oj iu sua iui;, ivnicpio Atut-s iur iue
S
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the meaning: .of the Madrid desuatches
published in The Ad-vertisor ,j)iLs tnorn-j
"Tp Ay khowiedge ftUet, democratic,
parry nan always oeen uie stronger, ana
aa Dr. Alfonso Casta, in. tp head, the
new government about to be formed,
the democrat! are stjll ia he, majority.
Dr. , Gouts has for years bees a lead
er of the deinPCratie movement.
"My coust ruction . of, the affair",
addod tbe eopsyl, "is that, the, opposi
tion 'parties requested 'President Ber
nardino tachado tp tyrm a coalition
government, .and' ts thjs .movement
gained in power a revolution waa pre
cipitated. I cannot think of any other
reason for the crisis. .
CoalltMn Ikpoaatbla .
"Of course, a. coalitidh 'government
doulda't live in Portugal at the pres
ent time, bec&use congress 'baa a large
democratic majority, fend, the- govern
mental working Would, therefore, be
at a standstill. . .
"The last news I received from my
country was. ta official letter dated
November 7," said the .Portuguese
consul. "Ta that I wks told that
Premier Costa, the- democratic leader,
since the establlahiheut of the 'republic,
had just returned to Lisbon With Presi
dent Machado from a visit to the front
jn frhnee, where the Portuguese are
fighting along with the brave Ameri
cana had other troop of the 'Entente
Allies. Their landing at Jisbon waa
marked With joyous eelebraf'lob, and
Dr. Costa waa loudly proclaimed 'the
mhn of the hour.' " , v
PIN la roionlat ''..
The announcement . that Dr. Costa
Was to be assisted in the task of form
ing a new- governmeet by, Dr. 8ido,lo
Paes was a point that Mr. Vessofe could
not quite grasp. ' V Dr. ,laf, ,whp was
the former minister -for Portugal at
Berlin, I a ataunch tinjonist," said
the coqsul, "qd ar such, Wis decidedly
bjiposed to Dr. Costa and his demo
cratic party.'. .
"It, therefore, appears to me that
Dr. Pae h( forsaken the unionists
and joined up with tit demQtrats. . He
is a strong man and providing he .works
in with lr. Costa is sound common
sens government should be formed."
Many local Portuguese, called ajt tha
rpnsulnte yesterday in seurelj pf
fofmatlpn regarding tlie, revolution, ao
cording to Mr. Vessoa. They Were told
that the messoge wa undoubtedly an
exaggerated Spanish report, but. ia fe"jr
case tbsre w no cause whatever for
alarm.
t put apart from Joe pltimate putcorne.
pf the, 'chaotic 'atipatipit, t, lbqal eo-i
sUl is firibfy 'convinced, that Portugal V
SEMI-WEEKLY. ''. '
II GOLD
itUJiUHH
Business "il rPurcha'sirfg vEast In
dian Linens Unfavorably Af
fected By, Shortage
t i .'' -. sssi ism '
TOKIO, December (Associated
Press) How to adjust Japan 'a busi
ness to the new situation created by
America1 ban on steel snd jgold and
luxuries la the chief subject of discus
sion. When America rut off the gold
export Japaa'a, cotton trade, with Ip
dia suffered, aa she had previously been
able to buy advantageously with gold
.which. Jhe,Jndin desired, for. private
hoardfag. y This, necessity of,' adjusting
thq. trade, balance in America lcl,Vls
eount Mishima, .'governor of the Bunk
of Japnnj 'to call to ,him tha leading
cotton spinners and urge that they buy
ia America... , ;
. ..The, amount paid to India bv Japan
annually for cotton is aboot 80,000,(KM)
yea which, approximates the balancf of
trade between "Japan and . the United
Istes, The amount of Indian cotton
being, .imported reaches 1,500,000, lisles
per solium. , It is now thought possible
to dec-ease,.,the Indian import tp.7,')0,
0.00b.ales, .whiclt, will enable apaa to
purchase, a million, bale. from America.
Such WQl'cyi however, will be attend
ed. with an a.lvapce in the cot of the
manufactured jiroducts which will have
an adverse effect on Japanese Cotton
goods in the, Chines market.
. ,This aggestipn .of Viscount Mjshi
ma Jis. Ven , widely discussed by, the
Japanese press, 'It being claimed that
.American, cotton is of too fine a quality
and too expensive for use in manufac
turing the, coarser . cloth which .forms
the bulk, ofi Japan's cotton,, export to
Ch'ini , More, recently, however, the
toue of the press ba. become less ex
treme and seems to point tp 'final,, ac
ceptance of Viscount Mishima's sug
gestion. .... " . w. .-. . -1 '. , .
,,Tbe fear, ef the cutting off Japan's
silk Ibusipess had also a disquieting ef
fect and the ban on steel excited com
ment,, , ,T)iis, .initial . .excitement which
' Was. widely. spread baa now soineabat
abaled aud, this ha given the govern
ment., chance to speak through Baron
Den ruiuiater of communication, who is
now. turning the prpfectusea In the re
gioss pf Kpyto and. Qeaka. .( The minis
ter has Explained., that ( Japanese opin
ions adverse to America are not War
raptcd, J?T -pifi (fact that, th .'entirely
new couJitions arising from . the. war
have r'oiiellpd,, the United 'Btte to
ike 'strict meaHures, as to aiecl and
gold.'slpnieuts.but such ni'easiires are
being taken by ll, nations.
fdfacrWdc 'IrWin bf CokVt be
! ,.TOe!EfeV'efn Succumb T6 'in
jtirV "He et With In Safur-
ua $ vumesi
u'arierback 'irwin of the Coast 'De
fense football eleven, who wa injured
ia featurday' game at Moiliill Vield
between this team and the Y. M.. C. A.
eleven, died at a quarter of ten o'clock
Saturday iitclit at. the Department 'Hos
pital, Tort Shafter.
...The, accident, to Irwin came Jn, ,the
last quarter of the game, Dayt qiade
a forward Dass to Albrecht. who com-
petd the flay. Albrecht waa tackled
py irwin, but succeeded in getting
kwaiy, ,'fjOra 'gab of fifteen yard. In
tackling .Albrecht, , Irwin .was thrown
tard to tbo ground on the pitcher's
'He was helned off the ftclil but while
ho aileared seriously hurt, no one
thought he had received fatal injuries.
Later on, following a medical examin
ation, it was found that. Irwin had suf
fered a number of fractured ribs. The
jagged end of one of these fractured
ribs pressed on his , heart with such
force that it brought death to the
player.
Irwin, was a member of the. Ninth
Company, Coast Artillery Corps, pf
Fort He Russy, but had been transfer
red temporarily to Fort Kamebameha
to p)ay, oh the Coast Defense eleven, of
the Oabu Fpotboll League. He was
but twenty years bf age and wa con
sidered; one of the best player on the
Coast Defense team,
Wlbile football has been played in
these Island for upwards of thirty
years It was only this season . that
deatha have occurred a the result of
injuries sustained in the game. Maru
ichi Kawamoto, a Japanese student fet
the College of Hawaii, died several
week ago. as tbe result of a collision
with one of his teammate In the gam
betwen the College and the Kauirba
meha Hchool eleven of the Interschol
astie League.
While, it has been generally believed
that Maruichi collided with Albrecht
in this game, , it wa with Pammell
that the collision occurred. Pammell
and Albrecht, with Davis, were then
pluying on the College of Hawaii team.
Tbey are now member of the Y, M.
O. A. eleven. .
Irwin' death is tha second this sea
son from, injuries sustained la football
gumt-s. A number of players, both in
school and other games, have suffered
broken legs and broken collur bone.
The season has been a very hard one
with players, more accideuts being rec
orded here -this year than ever before.
NEW. PARTY IN PORTUGAL .
PUBLISHES ITS PROGRAM
LISBON, Portugal. December 0
(Associated Press) Tbe new "Repub
lican Conservative" or so-called. Cen
tiint purty, has just published its pro
grimi. This includes the vesting in'
the President of bower to dissolve eon-
(great), a less Intolerant attitude towards
the Church, aud th more vigorous de
velopment pf agriculture.
EUdGO 0
iK'ffirnnriii
IV ' ! JU
10 WUidV 1 1
Progress decked and Trans
fers iomoleteil to British
CONFIDENT
NEW YORK, December 10 (Associated Tress) Virtual sus
pension "of the battle of Asiago plains with the enemy checked
and prevented from brealtmg through into Brenta Valley and thence
on to the Venetian Plains and to Venice was announced last night
in official despatches from the Italian front. A reorganization of the
disposition of troops on this front has been effected which promises
much and utilizes the strength of the Allies to full advantage. The
new line9 thus formed is holding wellv
GREAT. EFFORT FAILS AUSTRO GERMANS
Germany's greatest Effort of the War, as it was termed by mili
tary experts, appears to have. proved fruitless and to have come to an
inglorious end, according to the reports which came from the fight
ing front fast night and the Allies are confident of their ability to
hold the enemy in check should the violent assaults of the past , sev
eral days be resumed. Such small gains as the Austro-Germans were
able to make have cost them high. Tens bf thousands of the flower
of their armies have been slain and tens of thousands more are
wounded and incapacitated for further service for a long time to
come.. The loss to the Italians has been severe but not comparable
to that which the Allies have inflicted upon the. enemy. ,
SUD0EN"LULVFOLLOWS"EARLYASSAULTS"
There came a lull in the fighting along the Italian front yester
day. The assaults of past days suddenly ceased in the early after
noon and the massed troops that had been thrown time after time
tgainst the positions of the Italians and reinforcing British and
French troops were seen to retire. The usele'ssness of further effort
to break through appeared to have at length been borne home to the
Teutonic commanders.
In the early hours of the morning there was a renewal of the
effort to break through jnto the .Valley of the Brenta from the Asi
Igo Plains. The effort resulted' only in further immense losses'
among the masses of grey clad boches who rushed forward only to
all dead or writhing before the curtain of lead from the machine gun
and rifle fire of the Allies. Then came a lull, such as has not been
observed for days and throughout the rest of the day there were no
further assaults by the enemy. , -TRANSFER
IS SMOOTHLY EFFECTED
Announcement was made last night that the transfer of the
troops of Italy, Great Britain and France had been completed. For
a week the formalities had proceeded and the movement progressed.
Sunday night the transfer had been completed. .'It gives ground for
a splendid, confidence in the future success of the defense and of any
offensive that may grow out from a successful stand.
The reinforcing British contingents are now occupying Monte
Ello, it is officially stated. The positions occupied by the French
are not announced but it is declared that their positions have been
established.
NEW LINE IS HOLDING WELL
Reports from the Northerly lines of the Italian front said that
the situation had not been materially changed yesterday but that
the newly established lines, with the Allies' contingents supporting
the Italians was more than holding its own.
In other war theaters yesterday was comparatively quiet.
Rupprecht left the British unmolested in their positions before Cani
brai except for a continued pounding from his big guns to which the
Britons replied, their shells continuing to fall iii and about Canibrai.
On the Sommc and Aisne fronts there was ito activity beyond
artillery engagements and minor raids.
WOfoEN LACK PASSPORTS
DUBLIN, December 10 (Associated
Press) The1 Irish Daily Independent
states that thore are In Dublin several
American women who came there after
the rebellion to obtain news of their
relatives and have since remained
there., Tbey, have, failed to secure pass
ports for their, returp .to the United
States. A shipping agent. atated that
he could accept large business were the
Iiassport available and waa besieged
y. applicant many of whom. were, in
iorlorn condition. , Another agent
atated that the explaaation as to the
withholding of passports was that
women are pow regarded as an iucuui
brauc on board ship.
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UTTLE JACK-HORNER
LONDON, December 10 (Associat
ed Press) Air John Jforner's mansion
at MeTles Park, which has been part
ly destroyed fire was the "plum"
which gave rise originally to the fa
miliar rhyme about 'Little Jack Horn
er". The poem was written as a
piece of political doggerel. At the
time of the dissolution, a certain John
lloruer was steward of tbe great Ab
bey of Ulastouburg, and with the dis
solution of the monasteries he secured
his "plum", tho Manor of. Melius,
Wines that time the eldest son of tbe
Horner family has always beeu uamed
John.
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AMERICAN FRONT, December 10
(Associate! Press) Several gener
als of the staff yesterday witnessed
the "graduation exercises" of the
American bayonet school. The men
have been drilled In this importuut
part of. the work, which they are soon
to take, up by Brit ili instructor aud
their traiaing in the scliool has been a
thorough ' oue.
.. Jn the exhibition which they gave
yesterday they acquitted themselves
credit sad won commendation from tho
onlookers aud from those who have
been their instructors.
PORTO RICO TO FIGHT
TUBERCULOSIS HARD
HAN JUAN, pprto Rico, Decomber
10 (Asuciiited Press) The sum of
100,000 will be set aside by the gov
ernment to light tuberculosis and
to build two hospital for the treatment
of that disease, if the joint resolutiou
introduced by Mesnrs Husoni and Hcjll
is cuactcd. Iii Hie, preamble to thr
resolution It is stated tlitit tuberculosis,
is spreading to an alurming extent
throughout the island. The resolutiou
froposes )hat the Hu'perior Board of
leultli should ndopt iron clad regula
tions deuliuj with (lie scgrciiiitioii unl
car; of al tubercular puticntx, rich anl
poor alike, along tbe lines of the reg
ulations for smull pox infectious or
and others, suffering lruin infectious or
coutitgiou diseases.
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