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HONOLULU. IIAYVAU TERRITORY, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1918. SEMI-WEEKLY.
WHOLE NUMBER .4713
After Day ." and Night Sessions
Final r Vote ''Favor Uoyd
George's ' Plans and Without
Division Into Parties
ADDRESS OF PREMIER
Parliamentary Tactics of Gov
ern merit's Opponents Met
Regularly With Strong Major
ity For Government Party
ON DON, February 15 (As
md sociateu tTessi AUer an
other day and night of great ex
citemcnt in the house of com
mons the government has finally
emerged from the conflict that
has raged violent for the past
several days completely success
ful. The house at the close of
last night's session adopted an
address of reply to the throne and
did this without a political divi
sion. Attack after attack was launch
ed by the radicals against the
government throughout ; the day
and the night sessions, following
the plans under, which .the attacks
had t beti' - jwrrwStisty conducted
and alo'ng aimu.i Jines- .As 4at
rd addreM was, defeated andther.
in ainerent -worajng 1 ou wun
similar intent, wai launched but
all of these proved. fruitless a"nd
with a regularity which became
almost mechanical and methodi
cal each in turn was voted down
aid the final vote taken without
Most of the attacks took the
form of hostile amendments
whwh criticised the address of
David Lloyd George, the premier.
As on the previous days his reti
cence upon the actions of the Su
preme War Council was bitterly
objected to. The radicals were
insistent in their demands for in
formation and the Premier and
the Liberals were equally strong
in maintaining silence.
The war xlicics of the govern
ment successfully met all attacks
also though charges of failure in
the ("atnbrai sector continued to
be voiced by the opposition.
AFTER WAR BOYCOTT
NEW YORK, February 15 (Aso
riatcd PresM) The National Awocia
tinn of Manufacturer!, repreaenting
thouflunda of firma, hai voted in oppo
Mtion to the suggeition of a trade boy
cott on the part of the United Statae
ana i nut Germany after the war. TM
vote was taken in connection with the
referendum on the aubjent called for by
the National Chamber of Commerce.
WASHINGTON, February l.V-(A
iMiiiafnl I'reu) The war department
liufi unnmiiK-ed that there l a eontin
mil improvemont in the health condi
tion in the vurioun army rampa and
I'untomm'iit . The epidemic of meHle
m beinii i-hecked and the number of
liicuiiiiiiiii i'iici it rapidly decreaitinK.
RUSSIAN SOLDIERS ARE
ACCUSED OF VANDALISM
HTOOKIIOLM, February It (Anno
e nit ed I'reuM Kiimiin oold'cri hnj
reported to have eommltted ahockiug
intH il' terroriKin iu the Aland Tilanda.
KiKiiic I'liitien are to be aeut at once.
BEATEN Jll VOTE
N his homeward journey after .having Wen relieved only a
,.:iw tayi since the former British ambassador to Wash
ington vra stricken with heart failure and died.
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Trenches Only Sxfy
American troops in trenches on the
French front at one place are only mi
ty feet from the Oerruan line, says a
recent despatch from the American
Front sent by The Associated Press
correspondent there. In soother place
a mile of ground separates the npxis
ing positions. At this poiut. however.
there are a number of ponds, nnd j
neither side apparently desires to oc
upv the water covered ground. ,
I he American trenches all are in
more or less marshy ground, maKing
the use of 11 duck boards " necessary
at all times except when the trench
water and mud are frozen. The
trenches were shallow- when the Ainer
ie.ans moved in, hut since then they
have been deepened and improved.
In every du.'out the soldiers work
almost constantly at the pumps to Keep
out. the water which seeps in, but the
watery conditions are unfavorable for
trench rats, and few of them lire seen
One unit spent more than a neck in
tho lino before seeing a rat, and that
one was apparently in a hurry to rem h
noma place where the ground was drier.
Enemy Hu High Ground
In some parts of the line the artil
lery is on ground but little higher thnn
the trenches, nlthouuh a number of I
the batteries manage to keep "drv
feet" most of the time. The eneniv
artillery in some places is on hi er
ground than the Americans, nnd with
in sight of one of our positions there ,
is a Oerman observation post overlook ,
inir much territory. This tins been
shelled repeatedly and doubtless has
been hit on several ocensions. Oor'olcnr !
nights the hill iim)H which this post
standi out airninst the skv is illuminnt
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ed occasionally bv rockets sent up bv : ""' "kv 1,1,1,1 they r" ou of ranKp
one side or the other, so that the men f '' German aviators, after duck
Ih the line mv ee i he .h,l..ws which 1 "v nnd dodging shrapnel, get back of
mean that the" enerov is near.
Night Scan Brilliant
The scene at night is thrilling and in
spiring. On the firing platforms the
men stnnd nenr their rifles. Others
splash through the trench, sometimes
slipping from the duck boards int
water above their knees. They are
prOOIIlMV KOll) Old 1 1 1 1 lHiro. III,- j
position is neor the enemy lines hardly 1
a word is spoken, and when it is nee
essary it is whispered. '
Far away to one side of the position 1
a white stream shoots up to the skv and '
breaks into white bulls that throw a
light as if from powerful electric but
teries. The reflections show wire en
tBUL'Icmeut and scrubby bushes on the
neighboring hills; then the lights die
Shells Whistle All Night
All the while there is tin- intermittent
ronr of 'uus and a whistle as of e
press trains as projectiles of different
calibers yo rushing over tin' American
trenches, seeking a Herman target. The
American soldiers have become so ac
customed to such sounds that now they
apparently pay no attention to them.
Kvery now aud then the sound of a
shell explosion is audible, but most of
the time the artillery targets al night
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Feet From Huns
are too fnr back from the trenches for
the men to hear the projectiles explode.
Kvery man in the line at all times bs
his eyes ooen for two kinds of colored
rockets. On is green and the other is
red. The first means asphyxiating ga
and the other cnlls for. a barrage. The
fcieen II ht to the men in 'the line
uicnns mure than anything else, for in
a (;as attack they know that their lives
often depend upon the speod with which
the gas masks arc adjusted after an
I nlartn is given,
j Rifles Orack Out
Intermittently in the course of the
niyht there conies from different parts
of the line tho single crack of a rifle,
as a sniper fires, or the rapid spit of a
I niiii hiue gun at some suspected point or
:olect; fur the machine gunners shoot
I first and ask questions afterward.
In the daytime it is different, because
the men in the line can see what is be
j fore, them, and there are no deceptive
shadows. Also their eyes can occasion
; ally glance skyward as shrapnel breaks
I I here with a hollow Hounding pop. Not
infrequently a man looks up aud then
I 1 1 1 1 k 1 y bends his head so that his
snrapuei nc line I races in tlie direction
of the bursting shell.
For the past few days there has been
no nerial activity because of the fun.
I but in the clear uavs preceding the bail
"cHthcr the men in tiie line saw many
thrilling fights iu the air. (iermau air'
pin nes, coming over at a considerable
height on observation trips would br
shelled vigorously as they came withiu
iiiiilie. I'sunlly they fly in groups of
three, but they separate when the
shinpnel puffs begin to break among
them. A trail of smoke from bursting
sl" " toiiowt the enemy planes across
lis follows the enemy
! ""' Amrie.an lines, French airplane
' '! after tliem, and every tinm
I ' (;"rll"' tur" ,ail n"'1 retire. (
1 Watch Airmen Battle 1
At other times our men watch French
( ;r(1:,,1(,g Bubjected to the fire of Oer
nllll ir.raft batteries. The planes
j ,,,,,. ,,,jlt w&y ,, lhllt if fiyj, !-,
utiuiie sttnight ou their course if
me hiih in the nir. 8oiuetiiiies
sin npiiekbursts close to tlie plane
1 1 it is a (lerman machine every
man iu the line forgets what he is doing
fo I lie moment, hoping that a piece of
flu ;i ii'
J n e
It h 1 1
el will find its mark and the
will dash to the ground,
at least one oecnsion the men
ecu n machine conic down. Jt fell
ihe Iteriniiu hues, but bv the
! t niblcd from the sky there was
no ii i-ti l.inv what had happened to its
oc upniils. u il I cheers and yells arose
I rom one end of the liue to the othei .
Tim Iji the whole Ametican position is
bal lied ill w hile. Fog has frozen to
tiers, bushes, poles, wires, und the
ground. Iu some places the ice coating
is nivirly mi inch thick.
All the men are apparently well sat-
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Diplomat Who Recently Was
Relieved In Washington Ex
pires of Heart Failure
OTTAWA. Ontario. February IS
( Anaoeiate.l t'ro'i Hir Cecil Arthur
Spring Rice. until a nhort time
Biittoli ninliKKsadur nt Wanliiiigtyn.
dropped (lend heVe late Wedueaday eve- I
ninp, heart I ml 11 re iieing the canne ot
The dead diplomat arrived f Ot
tawa only a few dayn 110. nfter having
turned hi; nfMee at the Britiab embaray
over to Lord Kcadinc the new plenipo
tentiary, named after Sir Arthur had
tendered hi renicnation on no count of
Hir Arthur Spring Riie wnn flftynine
yeari old, nrHdimtinjf into the diploma-
tic (nervier nfter n (M-ricnl upont aa a j
clerk in the war oWee and Downing 1
Htreet, nerving in the latter dapartment
rnt private !e-retarv to Karl Ornnville .
and lird Rielerry. llin diplomatic I
career took him to Brum'li. Berlin, i
Toklo, Constantinople, Teheran, Cairo, j
Petrograd and Storkholm. and twice I
to Waahington. once an necretary of the
emlnay and Anally ait ftmliamador.
He weut to Waahiiixtnu Ut in 1012,'
nerving until lant mvntu.
Willing Noto Re-Export But In-
. ist On txportinrj Food Prod
ucts Which Are Produced By
Themselves attd Not Imported
V A H Jji,0'?ON1ricbriia Ty IS-- ( Ao
ciated Vrti) Thetfeovernnieiit of Nor
way, replying to he food rationing
proposal of the tite'l, Htaten, iu
HiuIm thHt it ll nulf to attar, full
Tlrie'i .ihat Jju;AnirtSer: prajiueta
will b allowed to Teach Oernmny across
Norway or throuirle transhipment in
Norwegian ports, but declines to meet
the fnll demands it the I'nited Stntes
thst it place an embargo upon the ox-
ports of any food products originating ;
in .Norway to the tTntrat l owers.
The I'nited States, when placing an
export embargo upon all food products
to the northern leutrals of Kurope, an
noiinced thut licenses to eaport to these
countries would l granted when the
respective governments entered into
binding agreements not only not to
re-export the American products but
not to permit 'exjiorts of their own food
products which might reach either Oer-
manv or Austria.
It was contended that the 1'nitod
Htutes could not allow the sale to Nor
ubv, Sweden. Denmark or Holland of
American food supplies which might be
substituted for food supplies produced
in those countries and sold for the lenc
lit of the enemies of the United States.
The government of Denmark recent
Iv refused to enter into this arrange
ment, while Holland has protested that
she cannot place an embargo upon ex
pints to tiermuny and retain her neu
Bills Include Operators and Deal
ers As Well As Brokers
K VOX VI I.I. K, Tenuessee, February
1ft i Associated Press) Alleged viola
tors of the regulations of the federal
fuel control were brought up with a
shntp torn yesterday afternoon when
the Hiiind jury iu the federal court re
ported in and returned twenty thice
lnolcd in the charges which were
presented to the grand jury were forty
seven individuals and firms. These in
elude coal operators, dealers and smull
PARIS February 1"
ciatcd Press) Marshal
hero of the Miirne, was
veslcrdiiv to membership
Fien h Ai udemv as one
icguliir forty members. The elec
tion of the famous general must
be sanctioned by the gin eminent,
according to the rules of the ai-a.l
v, (ml this is tukeu for grant
TEN PERCENT BASIS
NKW YOEK, February 14--'. Associ
ated Piess) The directors have placed
the I'uion Pacific railroad on a regular
ten percent dividend httsis.
CHILDREN DIE INW RUPTURE
Famous Institution At Montreal Is
Scene of Terrible Holocaust
For Helpless Little Ones
MONTREAL, rebrnary 15 (AMOrtatod Fresa) -The famous nunnery,
hospital, anylum and orphanage of the Qrty Nnnn wan destroyed by fire last
night and In the amoklng ruins of the great atructure are the burned bod lea
of many children. It li feared that the roll of dead will amonnt to at leant
a hundred, all children, many of only a few yean of age.
The fire broke out late at night, the alarm coming from the children'
dormitory building. Many of the Uttle onea were readied, but the nnni
were flrat driven back by the amok and flame, tearing scored of little onea
In the biasing roomx, while the firemen Who responded to the general alarm
could save only a few, even with their smoke helmet.
The Inmates of the other buildings were able to leave before the flamei
spread. Not Including the children in the orphanage, there were upwards
of a thousand persona In the nunnery and its annexes, Including nuns, f In
ters, priesta being cared for in the hospital, convalescents and aged men and
women.- All are believed to have been rescued.
Up to an early hour this morning the bodies of thirty-eight of the chil
dren lost had hen recovered.
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BOLO PASHA HELD .
GUILTY BY COURT
f'Af!I8, Fehnmrx 1 .". Associated Press) Bo!o I'nli i guilty of treason
against the French nation aud of conspiracy Hgniimt its unvertinient. He wna
yesterdny convicted lv the military court hefore which he luin lcen tried for
many days past. It was announced by his counsel wheu Inn conviction
reached that sn uppenl will be taken. The grounds fur such appeal are purely
When Bold I'nshn was found guilty there followed a greut demonstration
in the court room. The decision reaehod was fritntu nil v cheered. The news
spread ipiicklv to the streets and there wore soon grent rnwds nssembletl. cheer
ing wildly for Frame and groaning nnd hooting at Ikiio I'ashii nml all other
traitors to the land.
With the conviction of tbia defendant it is expected the ot.hor trials of
those whom testimony showed were Involved with him may be expected to 1h!
aiieedilv liegun. Thee will include t'aillaim and his n-oites.
RAINS IN WEST BRING
ABOUT LESS ACTIVITY
NEW VOKKr rwbruary l-(Asao
the AVestero f reiU 'rSed ' a at Mnrpo
rary cheek of thr more Viotont mill
jtary activities of the pnat several days,
B other sectors recuDnnissune.es in the
(form of raids continued, more especial
y (V the French forces.
In the fighting on Wednesday is the
vicinity of Tahure the French aeeared
and maintained footing against the
enemy and this was yesterday admitted
iu the official reports of Berlin.
In the Champagne sector, where,
also, the French have been active re
ceutly, the American guuaers are prov
ing of great service and recognition
of this fact was given in the official
French reports yesterday.
Four Deaths To' Aviators and
Students Occur Close To
gether Planes Collide
KOHT WOHTH, Texas, February l.'ij
i Associated Press) -Four deaths as!
the result of air accidents, coming soon
after the two fatal accidents of Tues
day, have cast the aviation camp at
Taliaferro Field into gloom. I
.l..r.t,.v rinmi liu,,t !,. v t oil I
,, . ,. ... ,,. v.;..f ..r i..sr
lirnernl March, who fractured his skull
iu a fall on Tuesduy, died of his in
Almost simultaneously with the post
ing of this news came word of a mid
' air accident in wnicu a macnine ear: v
ing Lieutenant Wray and Cadet I'orfer
' crashed to the ground, killing both the
aviator and the student.
I la the afternoon the third fatality of
I Ihe day, causing the fourth death, oc
euired. This was in the training camp
I ..r the Pm nnd iikus. the victim of the ac
i. lent being Aviator Cadet Clifford
Murray, of the Royal Flying Kqiiadron,
uhose machine fell with him. lie was
of Knglish birth.
From tho aviation enmp at Houston
e ord was received that there had been
an aviation accident there in the after
in. on. in which Daniel I. Oleason, of
Delphi, New York, was killed.
RAILROAD OWNED SHIPS
WILL HAVE SUPERVISION
WASHINGTON. February II -i Asso
ciatcd Press) Coast und lake steamers
which are railroad owned have been
placed uuder the supervision, for the
government, of W. U. Pleusant, presi
dent of the Ocean Steamship Company
WORKERS FAIL TO SHOW
UP FOR THEIR DUTIES
MA1.T1MOKK, February 14 t ss.i. i
ated Press) -Four hundred carpenters
and joiners of the Bethlehem Steel Com
puny and the Baltimore Drydock snd
shipbuilding yards did not report for
I nt v here today ns expected. Official
sn thev know of no reason for this.
GLOOM OVER CAMP
. .. . at
for the American fiok OeriWTal
aruusdad tnea, two (wrverely aud two
It 'was generally quiet on the Brit
ish front yesterday except .for a con
iilrablc hostile artillery lire to tho
south of Epery.
Meantime it is evident the prepara
tions of the enemy nre going forward
as fast as the weather will permit.
There are indications of this in for
ward positions while the bringing up
of forces from the rear is evidently
A despatch snvs that the British
front in Italy has been considerably ex
tended, the British takiug over much
more line from the Italians
Government Fails In Case
Against Worker Accused of
NKW VOHK, February 1.V--I Assoc ia
led Press) - Paul lleunig, (Iermau born
American, on trial before Judge ( hat
Held in the federal court in Brooklyn
on a charge of treason, was yesterday
moiiitteil bv direction of the court, the
' 1 1 ri1'
directed verdict charge being made
the reouest of the I'nited States dis
lltMinig. who was foreman iu the
gyroscope shop of munition plant eu
gaged in filling a government order
fur liirpedoos. was arrested on inform:!
tion tending t) show that he had sys
teinnticullv disarranged the gyroscoes
so us to make all torpedoes fitted with
them useless. At the trial a govern
meut ordnance inspector testilied that
the faults discovered iu the Brooklyn
plant gyroscopes hud earlier been de
tected in the gyroscopes turned out at
the i.. W. Bliss Ik Co. 's plant during
the period when lleniiig was foreman
of that plant.
This inspector showed that through
the imperfections in "gyro" parts dis
covered, the torpedoes might boora
erring and destroy the ship that fired
FREER EXCHANGE WITH
s MEXICO IS PROPOSED
WASHINGTON, February 1" i As
sociated Press i .The negotiations
winch have been uuder way for the
fnrt herunce of plan to promote a freer
exchange of commodities between the
I'niled States mil Mexico were
brought to an end here yesterday, the
Mexican representiitn es being fully iu
forme. I of the desires of the I'nited
States iu the matter These negotia
tions will now- be resumed in the Citv
1 of Mexico.
i SUBMARINE TOLL
! PARIS. February 1 4 ( Associated
Picas Announcement is made that for
Ihe week just ended the vessels sunk
b submarine attack were one over and
on,- under IdiHI tons.
HENNIG CHARGE IS
DROPPED IN UR
FOR PEACE IS
Central Powers Find It Impossi
ble To Withdraw Troops From '
Eastern Line Because Petro- t
grad Will Not Sign Treaty
GERMAN PAPERS SHOW .
AGREEMENT NOT FINAL'
Cancellation of Orders For De
mobilization Rouses Doubts of
Sincerity Or of Authority of
Bolshevik Delegation v
LONDON. February 15 (As- , '
sodatctl Press) Indications
arc appearing that the rejoicings
of (iermany and Austria over the
supposed success of the negbtia- .
tiotis at Brest-Litovsk for peace ' (
with Russia may have been pre .i
mature. Hejiorts received yestex
jday and last; night indicate hat
a violent rupture in the negotia
tions is at hand with the issiLH-
ity of the signing of a peace trea
ty K''mmering. Despatches -.fey i".
ceived from Munich late la&t
night said newspaper reports? ft- '
ceived train uresi-irovsK ssia ,
tlie discussion of peace terras W.as .
not progressing v is had ? ceB,
hoped and a violent rupture sern- 'J
jWfeH ' "n - '
The breach Mi mch thrtrtej-")
appears to be caused toy vorder ;
issued by the Bolshevik govern-,.';;.,;
ment cancelling the earlier orders, ;
for demobilization. Vienna desr '.v,
patches to Amsterdam reported ,
that the Berlin Lokal Anzeiger'
said the Central Towers' lines ; ';
along the Eastern Front would ;
have to be maintained in conse-"
quence of tlse Russian refusal to V '
sign the proposed peace treaty,';;
In this was found confirmation . -of
the report that the rejoicing .'
had been premature and the Teu
tons were once more doubting
the good faith of the Pctrograd
delegation to the conference or
inclined to' believe that agree
ments into which those delegates, ,
might enter at the conference
would not prevail with the Rus- '
sian national council and fail of
ratification there." , -
Still other reports which had I
reached Amsterdam earlier said .'
that latest comment in the Ger- :
man press indicated much dis-. 'i
satisfaction and suspicion arous
ed by the recent Trotsky-Gcrma .
exchanges. Important political ,
and military conferences' were- ;
seeking to solve the puzzle. j
All the papers note that the
order to stop the circulation of
the Russian demobilization order
was given out only thrce nours
after the demobilization instruc
tions were issued.
SHIPPING BOARD MAY
TAKE SHIP YARDS
WASIUNOTUN, February 15 (Ai-.(ii-in
toil IrftHn i Tlie shipping board in
i xt''.tel to iiHhiiiiii' (uintrol within a
few rlay of four or five of th private
-lii.vurl eiiyiinl iu govaranicat eon
t un til. Iht tho federal Inspaetora' r
portn abow that they are behiad la
their work. In almont tftry eaae, the
repnrtt of the federal iuapee.tor ttate
that the management la found ineffi
cient, while in moet of the backyard
yard labor difficulties have ml dud t
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